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An edition of The Dallas Morning News

Vol. 109, No. 227 / 36 pages, 4 sections

Sunday, March 17, 2013

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LOCAL Blotter: A fire significantly damaged a man’s mobile home late Friday in the Vacation Village area. The blaze was caused by a trash fire left unattended, according to a county official. Page 2A


Call it much ado about Algebra II. The math class of exponents and imaginary numbers has become a key point of contention as the Texas Legislature grapples with overhauling high school graduation requirements statewide. Page 5A

Easy credit flourishes Apparent need lures lending storefronts to city





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Team from UNT to run relay for funds By Rachel Mehlhaff

University of North Texas history professors and students are commemorating Texas independence next weekend with a 200-mile relay that will kick off in Gonzales, where the Texas Revolution started, and end at the San Jacinto battleground in Houston, where Texas won its




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of neighborhood blight around the storefronts with the Denton City Council in December. They requested that Denton adopt regulations similar to those now in effect for short-term lenders in Austin, Dallas and San Antonio. Since then, El Paso has also adopted local regulations. In response, the RecordChronicle began an investigation as part of Sunshine Week 2013. Sunshine Week is a national initiative to promote public access to government records. The investi-

gation examined both the number of lending storefronts in Denton and public data, both crime and census data, related to neighborhood blight. According to the uniform crime data the city has reported to the FBI, nearly all categories of financial crimes increased in Denton in 2012. Those categories included burglaries, vehicle theft, embezzlement, credit/debit card abuse, forgeries and other fraud. Robberies and aggravated robberies, which had been declining steadily since 2008, shot up nearly 52 percent in 2012. Other thefts and larceny decreased in 2012, but only after rising steadily for the past three years.

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This is the first in an ongoing series on short-term lending. The Denton Record-Chronicle news staff gathered a number of government records under Texas open-records laws for these stories as part of Sunshine Week 2013. To determine the scope of payday and title lender presence in Denton, we first gathered information from Reference USA, available through the Denton Public Library. That database uses information reported to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on types of businesses and later confirmed by Reference USA. We checked that data not only by requesting registration and compliance records from the Texas Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner — a year-old law requires payday and title lenders to register with the state — but also by driving to listed and known locations. We also requested Uniform Crime Reporting data, as reported by the Denton Police Department to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, for 2008 through 2012. We used database and mapping tools to examine the data. Sunshine Week began in 2002 with the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors after the Florida Legislature proposed scores of exemptions in that state’s open-records laws. Since then, Sunshine Week has grown into a national initiative to promote the importance of open government and freedom of information.

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Most of the storefronts have opened in Denton in the past decade, with 14 of the 39 businesses opening in the past five years and half of those operating in the city a year or less. The investigation also found that less than twothirds of those storefronts appear to be licensed with the state. In addition, the storefronts appear to cluster in and near Denton’s poorest neighborhoods. Denton for Fair Lending, a group of concerned residents and nonprofits, shared their concerns




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Denton Record-Chronicle investigation has found payday and title lending locations proliferating in Denton near lower-income neighborhoods. At the same time, though a link was not immediately evident, financial crimes in the city have increased, records show.


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famous alumni By Rachel Mehlhaff Staff Writer

The University of North Texas is moving its Emerald Eagle Scholars fundraising event to Dallas and changing the format to mimic the Kennedy Center Honors. In the past, UNT conducted the Emerald Ball to raise money for the program, which

helps academically talented students with financial need pay for their schooling. This year, the UNT Rycroft Fo u n d a t i o n will present “Emerald Eagle Honors: Recognizing a Lifetime of Contributions to the American Landscape” on April 15 at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. The event will feature famous alumni, including

hosts Melissa Rycroft, who won Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars in November, and actor Peter Weller, who starred in RoboCop and Woody Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite. Lynne Richards, director of special events for the UNT Foundation, said the foundation wanted to ramp up the event. UNT is “painting Dallas green for one night,” she said. The event is tailored along the line of the Kennedy Center See HONORS on 14A

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WEATHER IS COLD WEATHER REALLY OVER? The average date for the last freeze in the Dallas-Fort Worth area is March 13, and looking at the weather data for the upcoming week, another freeze is unlikely through Friday. However, a large mass of cold air is building across Canada and will be diving south next weekend. This bears watching since it will bring another freeze to much of the southern U.S. Freezing temperatures have been recorded as late as April 13 in D-FW, so it would not be that unusual if enough of this cold air builds across Texas to drop us to 32°F before the month is out. SOURCE: Steve McCauley, WFAA-TV (Channel 8)

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1 to 4 p.m. — Pet vaccination and wellness clinic at Beau’s Bath House and Doggie Spa, 1800 Brinker Road, Suite 270. Event includes lowcost pet vaccinations, heartworm testing and other services, free hot dogs, drinks and prizes. Visit or call 940-382-9274.


1 to 2 p.m. — JOB FIT career guidance at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit 4 to 5 p.m. — “Laughs and Crafts” for kindergartners through thirdgraders at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Read funny picture books and make fun crafts. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.denton 7 to 8 p.m. — Romance in the Stacks Book Club at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. This month, discuss books by Julia Quinn. Free. Call 940-349-8796 or e-mail








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9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Community blood drive at Ryan High School, 5101 E. McKinney St. Contact Scott Spaulding at 940-369-3000 or 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. — Preschool Play and Read for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit 4 p.m. — It’s a Girl Thing! book club for girls ages 8-12 and their female relative or friend, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. This month, discuss Savvy by Ingrid Law. Call 940-349-8752. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Read-Along Story Time for Beginning Readers at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. A librarian will read My Friend Is Sad by Mo Willems while each child follows along. Best for children in pre-K through second grade. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit 7 to 8:30 p.m. — Exploring Philosophy at North Branch Library, 3020 Locust St. Join the ongoing discussions of time-honored philosophical issues with Dr. Eva H. Cadwallader, professor of philosophy. Free and open to the public. Call 940-349-8752.

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1500 block of Anna Street — Between 10:30 p.m. Friday and 1:46 a.m. Saturday, a man claims his boat was damaged. Police said a 23-year-old male called after he claimed his boat had been egged. According to the report, the victim’s newly purchased boat was parked on the street when someone threw an egg that broke on the side of the bow. The egg, according to reports, went through the paint and was not able to wash off. Denton police took a criminal mischief report.

service, made six reports, responded to one escort request, issued 13 parking violations, 28 moving violations and made three arrests. From Sunday, March 10, through Thursday: ■ University of North Texas police responded to three theft reports, one harassment call, one medical call, one deadly conduct call, one criminal mischief report, one drug paraphernalia citation, one driving while license invalid report and made two driving while intoxicated arrests.


Denton County Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in these or other crimes. Callers will remain anonymous. Call 1-800-388TIPS (8477). Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801.

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BLOTTER Fire displaces man

A man in his 50s is without a home after a fire overnight Friday. Mark Wilkins, assistant Denton County emergency management coordinator, said Denton Fire Department personnel responded to a call in the 5200 block of Atwell Lane at 11:46 p.m. Friday. A next-door neighbor was burning trash and the fire spread from the trash barrel over to the neighbor’s property, Wilkins said. The fire, Wilkins said, was left unattended and had burned a shed on the same property before causing “significant damage” to the man’s mobile home. Wilkins said the American Red Cross was called and the man was placed in a hotel overnight and given a prepaid debit card for food. Friday, the county wasn’t under a burn ban, but the county still doesn’t allow trash to be burned after dusk, he said. “All trash fires are to be out 30 minutes before dusk sets. Nothing after dark,” Wilkins said. An investigation to determine the exact cause of the fire is ongoing and the neighbor who left the fire unattended may be issued a citation, Wilkins said. All charges, if any, will be decided after the investigation is complete, he added. The area, known as Vacation Village, is located outside city limits, said Brad Lahart, spokesman for Denton Fire Department. Lahart said the department has a contract with the county to provide services to the area. The Sanger Fire Department assisted Friday evening, offi-

cials said.

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2600 block of South Mayhill Road — A 33-year-old female was the victim of domestic violence minutes before midnight Friday, Denton police said. When officers arrived, one could hear yelling as he approached the home, reports said. The officer was able to look through a window and see the suspect, a 34-year-old male, push the victim and grab a knife. Police said the officer drew his gun and entered the residence and told the suspect to put the knife down. The suspect immediately threw down the knife, according to reports. The man was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault family violence with a deadly weapon. While searching the suspect, police said they found a controlled substance. Possession of a controlled substance less than 28 grams was added to his charges, police said.

From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday: ■ Forty-seven people were booked into Denton County Jail. ■ Denton police posted eight reports online. From Sunday, March 10, through Saturday: ■ Texas Woman’s University police responded to 54 calls for

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Not all of the locations found during the Record-Chronicle’s investigation are licensed with the state. The Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner, a state agency that has licensed pawnshops for many years, began licensing payday and title lenders in January 2011. In Denton, just 24 of these 39 businesses — classified either as credit-access businesses (17) or pawnshops (seven) — are licensed with the state. The credit-access businesses, or the storefronts of the shortterm lenders, can help customers improve credit scores or get a line of credit, or offer advice on both matters. But they are not the lenders. About 70 percent or more of 3,400 to 3,600 short-term lending locations in Texas are controlled by larger corporations, said Rudy Aguilar, director of consumer protection with the Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner. They set up that way in order to have a storefront that offers unregulated fees, he said. “That storefront is the key to the whole transaction,� Aguilar said, adding that the store is the contact point. In addition to licensing, the credit-access businesses are required to report more frequently than the pawnshops and the agency’s other licensees. They must submit an annual report to the Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner in January and then a quarterly report every three months. If the lenders are operating as both a pawnshop and payday lending business, they need both licenses. It is up to the licensee whether the business will be conducted as one and not the other, and the licensee will fill out applications accordingly, according to agency

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pounded over 14 days, brings the APR to a whopping 391.07 percent. The effective annual rate (EAR), a tool that helps compare loans with different APRs that are compounded at different frequencies (annually, monthly, daily, etc.), further illustrates the staggering cost difference: The EAR for the $100 loan is 3,724 percent. A comparison to borrowing with a regular monthly credit card at a department store further illustrates the actual costs of a payday loan. If that card’s APR is 17 percent, about what most cards are at, then the EAR is 18.39 percent. “I think payday loans, and again I don’t want to say [they] are the most expensive loan, but they are way up there and, from my perspective, modes of last resort,� Sussman said. “You should not need a payday loan unless you absolutely have no alternative source of capital from somewhere. I would try other means if I could, because those APRs are significant.�

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A borrower who needs cash immediately, and knows payday is coming in the next two weeks, may think taking out a quick payday loan is a relatively harmless situation. But a closer look shows that a payday loan rate is substantial and quite costly, according to Eric Sussman, a professor at the University of California at Los Angeles’ Anderson School of Management. While the annual percentage rate (APR) — the interest rate charged per period multiplied by the number of periods per year — on payday loans may seem modest, things change when looking at the rate from a yearly perspective, Sussman said. “When you annualize the rates, you realize that after first glance what appears to be a modest interest rate appears to be fairly onerous,� Sussman said. For example, paying $115 for a two-week loan of $100 appears to be a payment of 15 percent interest. But that $15, when com-


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the investigation found a few that operate multiple businesses in the same location. Others have two storefronts in the city. A handful of short-term lending storefronts are clustered on East Oak and McKinney streets in east Denton. Six storefronts are located on Fort Worth Drive clustered near the intersection with Interstate 35E. Along Loop 288, there were at least nine storefronts, with nearly one in every shopping plaza. More than one-third are concentrated along University Drive, with four in a single shopping center on Sunset Drive. According to U.S. Census data, the majority of the storefronts are clustered near the city’s poorest neighborhoods, only a few blocks away from neighborhoods with the highest unemployment rates and lowest annual incomes. For example, the six storefronts in southern Denton, along I-35E and Fort Worth Drive, are huddled together near an area where the percentages of families living below the poverty level are some of the highest in the city, according to census data. In the neighborhoods just to the west and to the north of Fort Worth Drive, 34 percent and 26 percent of families live below the poverty level, respectively. And to the east and south, 9 percent of families live in poverty. Three storefronts, located between East McKinney Street to the north and East Oak Street to the south, are located in an area of Denton where 30 percent of families live below the poverty level. Within those same areas, about 8 percent of residents are unemployed and per capita income is less than $20,000 annually, according to the data. In comparison, in northwest Denton, where 60 percent of families make more than $70,000, the unemployment rate is 3 percent, and the percentage of families living in poverty is 1 percent — there are no short-term lending storefronts. Storefronts for short-term lenders are also more likely to be found near neighborhoods where residents average in age between 19 and 34. Five of the storefronts have been in Denton since at least 1984, the earliest date in the research data.

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spokeswoman Dana Edgerton. In other words, it’s unclear how many lenders are operating outside the law, or even whether there are more storefronts offering short-term loans in other locations in Denton. “The fact that you can’t find out [who payday lenders report to] is scary,� said Melanie Vest, chief financial officer with DATCU and a member of Denton for Fair Lending. There is a place for shortterm lenders in the market, she said, but the state needs more rules and regulations. The lender is limited by law to charge a 10 percent or less rate of interest on the loan, but the storefronts also charge a fee, which averages about $20 per $100 of the loan each time it is made or renewed, according to the quarterly reports by the state agency. The bulk of the loan’s cost to the consumer comes from the fees, Aguilar said. “We don’t have control or authority to cap the fee,� he said. If a storefront is not licensed, the state agency investigates to see if it is making payday and title loans, he said. If it is, the agency tells the storefront a license is required. The storefront can be fined $10,000 for lending without a license. If the lender still doesn’t comply, the state agency can issue a cease-and-desist order, requiring the storefront to stop activities and to refund some of the fees it charges.

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Julie Hillrichs, spokeswoman for Consumer Service Alliance of Texas, a trade association for the storefronts and the short-term lenders, said some people are unable to obtain loans elsewhere and the short-term lenders help fill the

vacuum, she said. “There are citizens of communities that have found themselves short of cash in emergency situations,� she said. Part of the increase in shortterm lenders is because of the economic downturn, she said. The increase in the number of storefronts also is a popular alternative for borrowers. “There wouldn’t be shortterm lenders if there wasn’t a market for it,� Hillrichs said. Late fees on utility bills and overdraft fees on bounced checks can be more costly than a short-term loan, she said. “Our borrowers weigh their options and frequently choose to take out a short-term loan,� Hillrichs said. According to a 2012 report by the Urban Institute, “Metros Vary Widely in Household Use of High-Cost Alternative Credit Products,� researchers found the Dallas-Fort WorthArlington area as having the highest use of high-cost, alter-


Investigators gather evidence after a robbery in March 2012 at the Ace Cash Express location on University Drive in Denton. DRC file photo/ David Minton

native credit, with most as loans given at pawnshops. Overall, however, just 12 percent of U.S. households have ever used alternative credit, and that included not only payday and title loans, but also rent-to-own agreements and pawnshop and refund anticipation loans, according to national survey conducted in 2009 by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. While that survey also found that “unbanked� households were more likely to access short-term credit than “banked� households, the survey counted just 8 percent of U.S. households reporting that they didn’t keep their money in a bank. It is unclear how many of the city’s estimated 114,000 residents are accessing credit through storefronts where such lending is either their primary or secondary form of business. Cody Garcia, manager of McBride Music and Pawn, said interest rates for pawnshops are fixed at an annual rate of 240 percent and they must hold collateral merchandise for at least 60 days. McBride holds its collateral for 120 days, Garcia said. “We don’t buy anything we can’t make money on,� he said. The business is licensed through the state, which requires a report when it renews the license each year in June. “There aren’t a lot of regulations, but they are strict about those regulations,� Garcia said. Pawnshops have a stigma, he said, but not all pawnshops are the same. McBride Music and Pawn has been family owned since 1968. Tax services businesses that offer refund advances are essentially arranging a loan with a bank, Aguilar said, adding that such businesses are affected by electronic filing and direct deposit. They are also registered through the state agency, but they are investigated only when a complaint is brought against them, he said. Denton has 23 banks in 55 locations. Banks don’t offer short-term loans. “The expense to put a file together isn’t worth it for a oneweek loan or something like that,� said Danny Mitchell, president of First Security Bank. Banks are required by law to put up credit reports, he said. Small loans for people who need money before payday aren’t considered a “good risk� for a loan, he said. “I think it [a short-term loan] takes advantage of the lower-income people — which is probably the majority of that going on — because they do charge quite a bit to do those loans, relative to the loan they put out,� Mitchell said. He said there are different reasons people resort to shortterm loans rather than bank loans.


“It’s a tough situation,� Mitchell said. “People that resort to payday lending, they’ve probably explored other options.� The bank sees people write checks from their accounts to payday lenders, Mitchell said, adding that typically those are people running close on their balance, too. Credit unions will work with customers on smaller loans, said Vest of DATCU. DATCU will offer $200 and $300 loans and has lent $50 before, Vest said, if the customers qualify for it and already have a standing with the credit union. “Obviously, your average loan amount is not $50,� she said. The problem with shortterm lenders, Vest said, is they offer high interest rates. Someone goes in for $500 and then rolls it into another loan until the debt becomes unmanageable, she said. “It snowballs,� she said. Someone may take a loan for $500 and renew a couple times, and then the person owes $3,000, she said. “We don’t want to see them in these situations that [involve] a $500 loan they can never pay back,� she said. Taking out a loan can be an emotionally charged decision, and people in reputable profes-

sions can fall into it, too, she said. Council member Kevin Roden, who works at the University of North Texas and has pushed for local reforms, said he is concerned that some of the lenders may be marketing to students in the way that credit card companies used to paper college campuses in the 1990s. He drove by a billboard near campus where a short-term lender asked “Running on Empty?� “It just hit me — it was geared toward college students,� Roden said.

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values,� said Hillrichs, spokeswoman for the trade alliance. Denton Police Chief Lee Howell said his department has not received complaints at the storefronts, although one was robbed in March 2012. Three men with guns and an inert hand grenade robbed Ace Cash Express on University Drive, emptying the cash registers and the safe, leaving the grenade behind in the safe. In mapping the crime data, the Record-Chronicle found no immediately apparent connection between the storefronts and the increase in financial crimes. Overall, crime had been trending down in Denton and the North Texas region since 2009 with some categories at 10-year lows in 2011, Howell said. There were increases in 2012 in some categories that brought Denton back closer to the 10-year average. “I think a lot of the negative reporting that is being done about small short-term lenders and statistics involving crime and property values is politically motivated,� Hillrichs said. “It’s pretty clear that there are consumer interest groups that want to drive the industry out of business.� That would start with a rate cap, Hillrichs said. “A 36 percent rate cap will drive this industry out of business,� she said. Because Denton is smaller and more compact than Dallas, Roden didn’t think the impact of short-term lending storefronts would concentrate in any one neighborhood. “What we’re seeing on University Drive, it touches on many different types of neighborhoods,� Roden said, referring to the mile or so that runs between some of the city’s oldest neighborhoods to a few newer ones — and that has about 15 different credit-access businesses. Denton community leaders have visited with those in Dallas who got that city’s ordinance through. The Denton City Council is expected to take up the matter Tuesday. An ordinance regulating the storefronts, including how much they can charge and how often they can make high-cost extensions, will likely come first, city leaders said. Regulating the storefronts through zoning will likely follow, but that will take longer, Roden said. City leaders know enforcement will be a challenge, Roden said, especially given how difficult it is to even find storefronts that are making loans. However, he thinks local communities are in a better position to protect themselves through their local governments than through agencies in Austin. Moreover, he doesn’t hold out much hope for any tough new laws on short-term lenders from the Texas Legislature. “We told the state we wanted them to get tough and tighten legislation, and it’s almost like they throw you a bone — ‘Look. We’re getting tough. We’re making them register,’� Roden said, adding that he wasn’t surprised not all the storefronts were even registered. “As a local policymaker, I found the state registration system unhelpful to me,� Roden said.


and 84 degrees in Dalhart, which topped last year’s record high of 81 degrees. Just less than three weeks ago, parts of West Texas were digging out from record snowfalls from a blizzard that blanketed the region. “That’s springtime in the Panhandle,� NWS meteorologist Lance Goehring in Amarillo said about the weather swings. “That’s usually the way it is.� Although the snow in late February brought badly needed moisture, the region is still mired in drought and West Texas still has pockets of excep-

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competed in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial School’s regional competition on Feb. 27. Fifteen out of 16 vocal entries advanced to the state competition, set for April 1213 at the First Baptist Church in Belton. Those groups and individuals who scored superior ratings will compete at state. Groups advancing to state include the entire chorale, the girls treble choir, the boys small ensemble and the girls show choir. Soloists who received A-1 ratings and are advancing to state include Grace Dansby, Micah Lawler, Spencer Mackenzie, Brooke Morrissy, Marian Otto, Anna Payne, Malyn Porter, Erin Ramsey, Morgan Smith, and Gibson Terry.


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Algebra II debate could shape graduation policy By Will Weissert Associated Press

AUSTIN — Call it much ado about Algebra II. The math class of exponents and imaginary numbers — and a potential predictor of a student’s success in college and in life — has become a key point of contention as the Texas Legislature grapples with overhauling high school graduation requirements statewide. Several bills before lawmakers would tweak graduation rules to give students more options in career training and vocational skills, thus aiming to help them land well-paying technical jobs that don’t necessarily require college degrees. But that could mean no longer requiring Algebra II for all students, something opponents say will ultimately produce future Texans who are less prepared for the workforce of the future — not more so. The most high-profile proposal has come from Houston Republican Dan Patrick, who chairs the state Senate Education Committee. His Senate Bill 3 has been endorsed by more than a dozen industry trade groups concerned about a “skills gap” between Texas high school graduates and the technical jobs firms need to fill.

Others in the business community, though, fear watering down academic standards, especially since the bill may no longer require all students to take Algebra II. “Not all students are going to need Algebra II, but we need a lot more than are taking it now,” said Justin Yancy, executive director of the Texas Business Leadership Council. Although Yancy said he didn’t want to be critical of efforts to give high school students more curriculum flexibility, he said “the data shows we’ve gotten less educated with each passing decade as a state.” “That’s not a trend we are going to reverse by lowering expectations,” he said. Current Texas law requires high school students to take Algebra II and to undergo standardized testing in it. That means answering questions such as: “A monthly cellphone plan charges $5 for the first 300 text messages used and $0.15 for each additional message. On this plan, what is the number of text messages that must be used in a month in order to make the average cost per message $0.05?” (Answer: 400) That kind of academic rigor has made Texas a leader nationwide in college and career readiness, but now

that’s in jeopardy, said Michael Cohen, president of Achieve, a Washington-based nonprofit dedicated to strengthening academic standards nationwide. Cohen said he understands that “people worry that if you make kids take more rigorous math, then you’ll lose them.” But he also asked: “What kind of technical training doesn’t require some kind of advanced mathematics?” He said federal studies have found that students who complete Algebra II in high school more than double their chances of earning four-year college degrees. “It’s not like people made up the idea, ‘Let’s all take Algebra II for the fun of it.’ It was looking at what people do after they leave high school, what kind of education and training programs you want to prepare them for,” said Cohen, whose group has pushed for the course’s inclusion in curriculums nationwide. Others say that rather than better-preparing students for future academic success, Algebra II is simply a course that highly motivated students are more likely to take. Indeed, there’s enough doubt on the issue that some are reserving judgment for now, including the Texas PTA.

“Experts are not agreeing whether Algebra I or II provides the best rigor for college and workforce preparedness,” said Kyle Ward, its executive director. Still, both sides of the argument were on display during a Senate Education Committee hearing this week, where Patrick said he’d heard from scores of teachers who point to Algebra II as the reason many students drop out. He added that, “It’s the belief of business that not every student may need Algebra II and they may want to take accounting or business math, or some other course in a career.” Raymond Paredes, Texas’ higher education commissioner, said the state’s default curriculum should include Algebra II and an option to let some students opt out of it, rather than simply letting students choose not to take it from the beginning. He worried that Patrick’s proposal “will not prepare a significant number of students for either technical careers or higher education.” “There are too many, you call them ‘options’ I call them loopholes,” Paredes said. Patrick countered that, “If you require Algebra II for every student, you’re going to see a massive dropout rate.” But Paredes responded that

research shows that “regardless of what students want to go into beyond high school, that a course like Algebra II teaches a higher order of thinking skills, critical reasoning skills, more effectively than just about any


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Four people were killed when the car in which they were riding slammed into another vehicle and a semitruck while on the wrong side of an East Texas highway. The crash happened Saturday morning on U.S. 79, a little more than five miles east of Jacksonville. Cherokee County Constable Eddie Lee tells KLTV-TV of Tyler that the vehicle with the four people in it was on the wrong side of the road when it sideswiped a sport utility vehicle and slammed head-on into the truck. No other injuries were reported. No identities have

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Couple accused of health care fraud

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Missile plan changes could provide opening for talks By Desmond Butler Associated Press

WASHINGTON — By adding 14 interceptors to a missile defense system based in Alaska and California, the U.S. is abandoning a critical part of a European system strongly opposed by Russia. Yet the decision also could provide a potential opening for new arms control talks. The Obama administration on Friday cited development problems and a lack of money in announcing the cancellation of the interceptors set to be deployed in Poland and possibly Romania early next decade. Russian officials suspected that the interceptors were a counter to their missiles and had indicated that they would not consider further nuclear arms cuts unless their concerns were resolved. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the cancellation was part of an overall restructuring of missile defense plans aimed at stopping missiles from North Korea and Iran. He made no reference to Russia’s objections to the European plans, but said that other parts of program in Europe would move forward and that the U.S. commitment to missile defense in the region “remains ironclad.� The restructuring includes spending $1 billion to add the 14 new interceptors to the 26 that are in underground silos in Alaska. The shift in U.S. missile defense plans in Europe is the second major change to the program since President Barack Obama has been in the White House. It could cause unease among some U.S. allies, including Poland and Romania, who see the system as a sign of U.S. engagement in the region and a counterweight to Russia. Missile defense has been a contentious issue since President George W. Bush sought to base long-range interceptors in Central Europe to stop Iranian missiles from

reaching the U.S. Russia believed the program was aimed at countering its own missiles and undermining its nuclear deterrent. Obama reworked the Bush administration’s plan soon after taking office in 2009. He canceled an earlier interceptor planned for Poland and radar in the Czech Republic, replacing the high-speed interceptors with slower ones that could stop Iran’s medium-range missiles. Under Obama’s plan, the interceptors were to be upgraded gradually over four phases, culminating early next decade with those intended to protect both Europe and the United States. Russia initially welcomed the changes to the Bush plan, and relations between the two powers improved. That, in turn, paved the way for the New START treaty setting new limits on both countries’ nuclear arsenals. But Moscow has ramped up its criticism of Obama’s revisions, which are backed by NATO, and claims the fourth and last planned upgrade of the interceptors would be able to stop its intercontinental missiles launched at the U.S. and undermine Russia’s nuclear deterrent. Whether or not it was intended to, the decision to cancel plans for the long-range interceptors will help the president’s arms control goals. A senior State Department official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of diplomatic sensitivities, said that Poland and Romania were informed of the decision ahead of the announcement, but that Russia was not. “Canceling Phase 4 opens the door to another round of U.S.Russian nuclear arms reductions,� said Tom Collina, research director at the Arms Control Association. “We give up nothing since Phase 4 was not panning out anyway. This is a win-win for the United States.� The issue is particularly sensitive because Obama was over-


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heard whispering in an open microphone last year telling then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at an international summit that he would have more flexibility on resolving their differences over the missile defense program after his reelection in November. The comment suggested that he might change the plans in Europe. Friday’s decision was criticized by Republicans in Congress who have charged that Obama has undermined allies while pursuing his goals to drastically cut nuclear weapons. “President Obama’s reverse course decision will cost the American taxpayer more money and upset our allies,� said GOP Rep. Mike Rogers of Alabama, who heads the House Armed Services subcommittee that oversees U.S. missile defense programs. Hagel said the U.S. remains committed to all the other parts of the plan, including the first three phases. He said the decision was prompted by the need to address faster-than-anticipated progress by North Korea on nuclear weapons and missiles. The changes free up the money to do so, he said. Hagel cited North Korea’s December rocket launch that put a satellite into space and showed mastery of some of the technologies needed to produce a long-range nuclear missile. He noted that last April, the North Koreans publicly displayed a road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile, the KN-08. Navy Adm. James Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that missile is believed to be capable of reaching the U.S. The missile defense system was first fielded by the Bush administration in late 2004. It has a spotty test record and has never been used in actual combat. In addition to the 26 interceptors in Alaska, the system includes four interceptors in California. Hagel said the 14 additional

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Obama’s goal: Keep Mideast troubles from boiling over By Julie Pace

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WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama steps into the Middle East’s political cauldron this coming week, he won’t be seeking any grand resolution for the region’s vexing problems. His goal will be trying to keep the troubles, from Iran’s suspected pursuit of a nuclear weapon to the bitter discord between Israelis and Palestinians, from boiling over on his watch. Obama arrives in Jerusalem on Wednesday for his first trip to Israel as president. His first priority will be resetting his ofttroubled relationship with now-weakened Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and evaluating the new coalition government Netanyahu laboriously cobbled together. The president also will look to boost his appeal to a skeptical Israeli public, as well as to frustrated Palestinians. “This is not about accomplishing anything now. This is what I call a down payment trip,” said Aaron David Miller, an adviser on Mideast peace to six secretaries of state who is now at the Woodrow Wilson International Center. For much of Obama’s first term, White House officials saw little reason for him to go to the region without a realistic chance for a peace accord between the Israelis and Palestinians. But, with the president’s one attempt at a U.S.-brokered deal thwarted in his first term and the two sides even more at odds, the White House has shifted thinking. Officials now see the lowered expectations as a chance to create space for frank conversations between Obama and both sides about what it will take to get back to the negotiating table. The president will use his faceto-face meetings to “persuade both sides to refrain from taking provocative unilateral actions that could be self-defeating,” said Haim Malka, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The trip gives Obama the opportunity to meet Netanyahu on his own turf, and that could help ease the tension that has at times defined their relationship. The leaders have tangled over Israeli settlements and how to contain Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Netanyahu also famously lectured the president in front of the media during a 2011 meeting in the Oval Office, and later made no secret of his fondness for Republican challenger Mitt Romney in last

year’s presidential campaign. Beyond Mideast peace, the two leaders have similar regional goals, including ending the violence in Syria and containing the political tumult in Egypt, which has a decadesold peace treaty with Israel. The president’s trip comes at a time of political change for Israel. Netanyahu’s power was diminished in January elections, and he struggled to form a government. He finally reached a deal on Friday with rival parties, creating a coalition that brings the centrist Yesh Atid and pro-settler Jewish Home parties into the government and excludes the ultra-Orthodox Jewish parties for the first time in a decade. The coalition will be sworn in Monday, two days before Obama’s arrival. White House press secretary Jay Carney on Saturday congratulated Israelis on their new government. He said the president looked forward to working closely with Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders to address common challenges and advance shared interests in peace and security in the region. Ben Rhodes, Obama’s deputy national security adviser, acknowledged that with a new government, “you don’t expect to close the deal on any one major initiative.” But he said starting those conversations now “can frame those decisions that ultimately will

come down the line.” Among those decisions will be next steps in dealing with Iran’s disputed nuclear program. Israel repeatedly has threatened to take military action should Iran appear to be on the verge of obtaining a bomb. The U.S. has pushed for more time to allow diplomacy and economic penalties to run their course, though Obama insists military action is an option. The West says Iran’s program is aimed at developing weapons technology. Iran says its program is for peaceful energy purposes. Another central difference between the allies on Iran is the timeline for possible military action. Netanyahu, in a speech to the United Nations in September, said Iran was about six months away from being able to build a bomb. Obama told an Israeli television station this past week that the U.S. thinks it would take “over a year or so for Iran to actually develop a nuclear weapon.” Michael Oren, the Israeli ambassador to the U.S., tried to play down any division on the Iranian issue ahead of Obama’s trip. He said Friday that “the United States and Israel see many of the same facts about the Iranian nuclear program and draw many similar conclusions.” Obama’s visit to Israel may quiet critics in the U.S. who interpreted his failure to travel

there in his first term as a sign that he was less supportive of the Jewish state than his predecessors. Republican lawmakers levied that criticism frequently during last year’s presidential campaign, despite the fact that GOP President George W. Bush did not visit Israel until his final year in office. The centerpiece of Obama’s visit will be a speech in Jerusalem to an audience mainly of Israeli students. It’s part of the president’s effort to appeal to the Israeli public, particularly young people. In a sign of the close military ties between the U.S. and Israel, Obama will view an Iron Dome battery, part of the missile defense system the U.S. has helped pay for. Traveling to the West Bank, Obama will meet with

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad in Ramallah. Obama and Fayyad will visit a Palestinian youth center, another attempt to reach

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Tornado activity in recent years has scientists puzzled By Seth Borenstein AP Science Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY — With the planet heating up, many scientists seem fairly certain some weather elements like hurricanes and droughts will worsen. But tornadoes have them stumped. These unpredictable, sometimes deadly storms plague the United States more than any other country. Here in tornado alley, Oklahoma City has been hit with at least 147 tornadoes since 1890. But as the traditional tornado season nears, scientists have been pondering a simple question: Will there be more or fewer twisters as global warming increases? There is no easy answer. Lately, tornado activity in America has been Jekyll-andHyde weird, and scientists are unsure if climate change has played a role in recent erratic patterns. In 2011, the United States saw its second-deadliest tornado season in history: Nearly 1,700 tornadoes killed 553 people. The Joplin, Mo., twister was the single deadliest in American history, killing 158 people and causing $2.8 billion in damage. The following year, 2012, started even earlier and even busier. Through April there were twice as many tornadoes as normal. Then the twisters suddenly disappeared. Tornado activity from May to August of that year was the lowest in 60 years of record-keeping, said Harold Brooks, a top researcher at the National Weather Center in Norman, Okla. Meanwhile, Canada saw an unusual number of tornadoes in




2012; Saskatchewan had three times the normal number. That year, the jet stream moved north and “essentially shut down” tornadoes in the American Midwest said Greg Carbin, warning meteorologist at the federal storm center. A tremendous drought meant far fewer storms, which not only shut off the spigot on rain but on storm cells that spawned tornadoes. For much of America, tornadoes are seasonal. Typically, there are more during spring, and the numbers dwindle in the worst heat of the summer. Last year “essentially was an extended period of summertime conditions over the U.S.,” Carbin said. “The real question is: What is spring now? Is it February?” “Summer may be happening earlier and may be muscling out what we consider a transition between summer and winter,” he said. The last two seasons aren’t alone in illustrating extremes in tornado activity. Tornado record-keepers tally things like the most and least tornadoes in a month. Records for that category have been set 24 times over the past 60 years. Ten of those records have been set in the past decade — six for the fewest tornadoes and four for the most, Brooks said. Also, the three earliest starts of tornado season and the four latest have all occurred since 1997, he said. What does that mean? “We’ve had a dramatic increase in the variability of tornado occurrence,” Brooks said. The jet stream, a major player in tornado formation, has been in a state of flux, varying wildly in recent years, said


Chicago, Honolulu vie for Obama library By Josh Lederman Associated Press

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In this May 24, 2011, file photo, a half-mile-wide tornado moves towards Piedmont, Okla. With the planet heating up, many scientists seem fairly certain some weather elements like hurricanes and droughts will worsen. But as the traditional season nears, scientists are still trying to figure out if there be more or fewer tornadoes as global warming increases. Pennsylvania State University climate scientist Michael Mann. “It’s hard to predict future tornado seasons when we don’t understand current tornado seasons,” Brooks said between sessions at the National Tornado Summit here earlier this week. “We’re not sure what’s going to happen with the tornado numbers.” A new study in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society looks at all sorts of extreme weather, how it is changing because of global warming and how things are predicted to change in the future. The study says tornadoes and the severe thunderstorms that spawn them are the hardest to predict. Public opinion polls show Americans blame global warming for bad tornado outbreaks, but climate scientists say that’s not quite right. One reason scientists can’t figure out how global warming might affect tornadoes is that twisters are usually small weather events that aren’t easily simulated in large computer models. And records of tornadoes may not have been accurate over the years as twisters twirled unnoticed around unpopulated areas. So Brooks and others are

looking at the ingredients that cause tornadoes. But even that isn’t simple. They look at two main factors: moist energy in the atmosphere and wind shear. Wind shear is the difference between wind at high altitudes and wind near the surface. The more moist energy and greater the wind shear, the better the chances for tornadoes. The atmosphere can hold more moisture as it warms, and it will likely be more unstable so that means more moist energy, several experts said. But wind shear is another matter. Brooks and Stanford University scientist Noah Diffenbaugh think there will be less of that. That would suggest fewer tornadoes. But if there’s more moist energy, that could lead to more tornadoes. One ingredient has to win out, and Brooks says it’s hard to tell which one will. Diffenbaugh says recent computer simulations show the moist energy may overcome the reduced shear and produce at least more severe thunderstorms, if not tornadoes. Given what’s happening lately, Brooks believes there will be fewer days of tornadoes but more twisters on the days when they occur.

WASHINGTON — Where will President Barack Obama put his presidential library? Four years from the end of the Obama presidency, Chicago and Honolulu are ramping up major campaigns to build the center that will house the records of America’s 44th president. In Illinois and Hawaii, the states Obama calls home, universities and community groups are drafting plans and using a mix of public and private efforts to persuade Obama to choose their site for what will be a monument to his historic presidency and an instrument to continue his legacy. It’s an early down payment aimed at influencing a decision that likely won’t be announced anytime soon. “It is a tough choice, but it’s not one that I’ve made yet,” Obama said last month. In December, top officials from the University of Chicago, where Obama once taught law, traveled to Dallas and met with archivists at The George W. Bush Presidential Library at Southern Methodist University. At the meeting was Susan Sher, first lady Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff and longtime friend who’s now a senior adviser to the University of Chicago’s president. University officials declined to comment, other than to say it’s premature to discuss a library. In Honolulu, where the president was born, University of Hawaii officials have visited nearly all the 13 official presidential libraries to talk to officials involved in setting them up. An American Studies professor, Robert Perkinson, is leading a statewide effort coordinated by the university, with

support from Gov. Neil Abercrombie and other state and federal officials. The Legislature has passed two resolutions urging Obama to pick Hawaii. One resolution calls it “a matter of great state pride that President Obama is the first Hawaii-born citizen to hold that high office.” On a rocky peninsula in the last undeveloped part of urban Honolulu sits a $75 million plot of oceanfront property that the state, through the Hawaii Community Development Authority, has set aside in hopes of securing the library, Perkinson said. The state also has identified potential alternatives in case that site is unworkable and is expecting the overall cost, should Hawaii be selected, to run into the hundreds of millions of dollars. Organizers say they’ve been quietly laying the groundwork for a potential library for years but feel more comfortable discussing it publicly now that Obama has entered his second term. Advocates for placing the library in Chicago speak of Obama’s coming of age as a community organizer in the city and his service in the Illinois Senate and the U.S. Senate. They say a presidential library on the city’s South Side could revitalize the community and be a force for economic growth. “It’s not for me to say,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s former chief of staff, told AP recently. Hawaii advocates note that Honolulu attracts millions of tourists. They point to Obama’s vaunted pivot to Asia as a foreign policy focus and say a presidential library housed in the nation’s foothold in the Asia-Pacific region would be a powerful symbol.

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NEW YORK — Crowds cheered and bagpipes bellowed during New York City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade Saturday, and people with a fondness for anything Irish began a weekend of festivities from the Louisiana bayou to Dublin. With the holiday itself falling on a Sunday, many celebrations were scheduled instead for Saturday because of religious observances. In New York, the massive parade, which predates the United States, was led by 750 members of the New York Army National Guard. The 1st Battalion of the 69th Infantry has been marching in the parade since 1851. Michael Bloomberg took in his last St. Patrick’s Day parade as mayor, waving to a boisterous crowd as snowflakes fell on Fifth Avenue. Marching just behind him was Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, who presented Bloomberg with a historic Irish teapot earlier. “The Irish are found in every borough, every corner of New

York,” Kenny said at a holiday breakfast. “In previous generations they came heartbroken and hungry, in search of new life, new hope; today they come in search of opportunity to work in finance, fashion, film.” Hundreds of thousands lined the parade route in New York, cheering the marching bands, dance troupes and politicians. “We’re crazy, the Irish, we’re funny and we talk to everyone,” said 23-year-old Lauren Dawson, of Paramus, N.J., who came to her first St. Patrick’s Day parade. In downtown Chicago, thousands along the Chicago River cheered as workers on a boat dumped dye into the water, turning it a bright fluorescent green for at least a few hours in an eye-catching local custom. In a sea of people in green shirts, coats, hats, sunglasses and even wigs and beards, 29year-old Ben May managed to stand out. The Elkhart, Ind., man wore a full leprechaun costume, complete with a tall green hat he had to hold onto in the wind. “I’ve got a little Irish in me, so I’m supporting the cause,” he said.

Kenny, who visited Chicago for St. Patrick’s Day last year, was again making the holiday a jumping-off point for an extended trip to the U.S., with stops in Washington and on the West Coast over the ensuing several days. He and President Barack Obama were to meet Tuesday at the White House and Kenny was to give Obama shamrocks, a tradition that dates to Harry S. Truman’s administration. Obama also was slated to meet the Protestant and Catholic leaders of Northern Ireland’s cross-community government, Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness. Thousands of revelers gaudily garbed in green crammed the oak-shaded squares and sidewalks of downtown Savannah, Ga., on Saturday, for a celebration that’s a 189-yearold tradition. Led by bagpipers in green kilts, a parade kicked off Saturday morning, hours after customers began lining up at downtown bars. More than 1,000 worshippers also packed the pews of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist for the Mass that traditionally precedes the

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Gaudy green revelers fill the oak-shaded sidewalks of downtown Savannah, Ga., for Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. The St. Patrick’s Day celebration is a 189-year-old tradition in Georgia’s oldest city. parade. But the Savannah parade went on without Ireland’s No. 2 politician, Eamon Gilmore, who skipped the trip to avoid a dinner where only men are allowed. Gilmore, the deputy prime minister and foreign minister, told the Irish Times a visit to Georgia’s oldest city would have come with the expectation he attend the annual dinner of the Hibernian Society of Savannah, a private event open

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Sen. Marco Rubio in their unscientific presidential preference poll. Paul had 25 percent of the vote and Rubio 23 percent. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum was third with 8 percent. The freshman senators topped a pool of nearly two dozen governors and elected officials who paraded through the same ballroom stage over

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Tornado activity in recent years has scientists puzzled By Seth Borenstein AP Science Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY — With the planet heating up, many scientists seem fairly certain some weather elements like hurricanes and droughts will worsen. But tornadoes have them stumped. These unpredictable, sometimes deadly storms plague the United States more than any other country. Here in tornado alley, Oklahoma City has been hit with at least 147 tornadoes since 1890. But as the traditional tornado season nears, scientists have been pondering a simple question: Will there be more or fewer twisters as global warming increases? There is no easy answer. Lately, tornado activity in America has been Jekyll-andHyde weird, and scientists are unsure if climate change has played a role in recent erratic patterns. In 2011, the United States saw its second-deadliest tornado season in history: Nearly 1,700 tornadoes killed 553 people. The Joplin, Mo., twister was the single deadliest in American history, killing 158 people and causing $2.8 billion in damage. The following year, 2012, started even earlier and even busier. Through April there were twice as many tornadoes as normal. Then the twisters suddenly disappeared. Tornado activity from May to August of that year was the lowest in 60 years of record-keeping, said Harold Brooks, a top researcher at the National Weather Center in Norman, Okla. Meanwhile, Canada saw an unusual number of tornadoes in




2012; Saskatchewan had three times the normal number. That year, the jet stream moved north and “essentially shut down” tornadoes in the American Midwest said Greg Carbin, warning meteorologist at the federal storm center. A tremendous drought meant far fewer storms, which not only shut off the spigot on rain but on storm cells that spawned tornadoes. For much of America, tornadoes are seasonal. Typically, there are more during spring, and the numbers dwindle in the worst heat of the summer. Last year “essentially was an extended period of summertime conditions over the U.S.,” Carbin said. “The real question is: What is spring now? Is it February?” “Summer may be happening earlier and may be muscling out what we consider a transition between summer and winter,” he said. The last two seasons aren’t alone in illustrating extremes in tornado activity. Tornado record-keepers tally things like the most and least tornadoes in a month. Records for that category have been set 24 times over the past 60 years. Ten of those records have been set in the past decade — six for the fewest tornadoes and four for the most, Brooks said. Also, the three earliest starts of tornado season and the four latest have all occurred since 1997, he said. What does that mean? “We’ve had a dramatic increase in the variability of tornado occurrence,” Brooks said. The jet stream, a major player in tornado formation, has been in a state of flux, varying wildly in recent years, said


Chicago, Honolulu vie for Obama library By Josh Lederman Associated Press

Associated Press file photo/Paul Southerland

In this May 24, 2011, file photo, a half-mile-wide tornado moves towards Piedmont, Okla. With the planet heating up, many scientists seem fairly certain some weather elements like hurricanes and droughts will worsen. But as the traditional season nears, scientists are still trying to figure out if there be more or fewer tornadoes as global warming increases. Pennsylvania State University climate scientist Michael Mann. “It’s hard to predict future tornado seasons when we don’t understand current tornado seasons,” Brooks said between sessions at the National Tornado Summit here earlier this week. “We’re not sure what’s going to happen with the tornado numbers.” A new study in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society looks at all sorts of extreme weather, how it is changing because of global warming and how things are predicted to change in the future. The study says tornadoes and the severe thunderstorms that spawn them are the hardest to predict. Public opinion polls show Americans blame global warming for bad tornado outbreaks, but climate scientists say that’s not quite right. One reason scientists can’t figure out how global warming might affect tornadoes is that twisters are usually small weather events that aren’t easily simulated in large computer models. And records of tornadoes may not have been accurate over the years as twisters twirled unnoticed around unpopulated areas. So Brooks and others are

looking at the ingredients that cause tornadoes. But even that isn’t simple. They look at two main factors: moist energy in the atmosphere and wind shear. Wind shear is the difference between wind at high altitudes and wind near the surface. The more moist energy and greater the wind shear, the better the chances for tornadoes. The atmosphere can hold more moisture as it warms, and it will likely be more unstable so that means more moist energy, several experts said. But wind shear is another matter. Brooks and Stanford University scientist Noah Diffenbaugh think there will be less of that. That would suggest fewer tornadoes. But if there’s more moist energy, that could lead to more tornadoes. One ingredient has to win out, and Brooks says it’s hard to tell which one will. Diffenbaugh says recent computer simulations show the moist energy may overcome the reduced shear and produce at least more severe thunderstorms, if not tornadoes. Given what’s happening lately, Brooks believes there will be fewer days of tornadoes but more twisters on the days when they occur.

WASHINGTON — Where will President Barack Obama put his presidential library? Four years from the end of the Obama presidency, Chicago and Honolulu are ramping up major campaigns to build the center that will house the records of America’s 44th president. In Illinois and Hawaii, the states Obama calls home, universities and community groups are drafting plans and using a mix of public and private efforts to persuade Obama to choose their site for what will be a monument to his historic presidency and an instrument to continue his legacy. It’s an early down payment aimed at influencing a decision that likely won’t be announced anytime soon. “It is a tough choice, but it’s not one that I’ve made yet,” Obama said last month. In December, top officials from the University of Chicago, where Obama once taught law, traveled to Dallas and met with archivists at The George W. Bush Presidential Library at Southern Methodist University. At the meeting was Susan Sher, first lady Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff and longtime friend who’s now a senior adviser to the University of Chicago’s president. University officials declined to comment, other than to say it’s premature to discuss a library. In Honolulu, where the president was born, University of Hawaii officials have visited nearly all the 13 official presidential libraries to talk to officials involved in setting them up. An American Studies professor, Robert Perkinson, is leading a statewide effort coordinated by the university, with

support from Gov. Neil Abercrombie and other state and federal officials. The Legislature has passed two resolutions urging Obama to pick Hawaii. One resolution calls it “a matter of great state pride that President Obama is the first Hawaii-born citizen to hold that high office.” On a rocky peninsula in the last undeveloped part of urban Honolulu sits a $75 million plot of oceanfront property that the state, through the Hawaii Community Development Authority, has set aside in hopes of securing the library, Perkinson said. The state also has identified potential alternatives in case that site is unworkable and is expecting the overall cost, should Hawaii be selected, to run into the hundreds of millions of dollars. Organizers say they’ve been quietly laying the groundwork for a potential library for years but feel more comfortable discussing it publicly now that Obama has entered his second term. Advocates for placing the library in Chicago speak of Obama’s coming of age as a community organizer in the city and his service in the Illinois Senate and the U.S. Senate. They say a presidential library on the city’s South Side could revitalize the community and be a force for economic growth. “It’s not for me to say,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s former chief of staff, told AP recently. Hawaii advocates note that Honolulu attracts millions of tourists. They point to Obama’s vaunted pivot to Asia as a foreign policy focus and say a presidential library housed in the nation’s foothold in the Asia-Pacific region would be a powerful symbol.

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NEW YORK — Crowds cheered and bagpipes bellowed during New York City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade Saturday, and people with a fondness for anything Irish began a weekend of festivities from the Louisiana bayou to Dublin. With the holiday itself falling on a Sunday, many celebrations were scheduled instead for Saturday because of religious observances. In New York, the massive parade, which predates the United States, was led by 750 members of the New York Army National Guard. The 1st Battalion of the 69th Infantry has been marching in the parade since 1851. Michael Bloomberg took in his last St. Patrick’s Day parade as mayor, waving to a boisterous crowd as snowflakes fell on Fifth Avenue. Marching just behind him was Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, who presented Bloomberg with a historic Irish teapot earlier. “The Irish are found in every borough, every corner of New

York,” Kenny said at a holiday breakfast. “In previous generations they came heartbroken and hungry, in search of new life, new hope; today they come in search of opportunity to work in finance, fashion, film.” Hundreds of thousands lined the parade route in New York, cheering the marching bands, dance troupes and politicians. “We’re crazy, the Irish, we’re funny and we talk to everyone,” said 23-year-old Lauren Dawson, of Paramus, N.J., who came to her first St. Patrick’s Day parade. In downtown Chicago, thousands along the Chicago River cheered as workers on a boat dumped dye into the water, turning it a bright fluorescent green for at least a few hours in an eye-catching local custom. In a sea of people in green shirts, coats, hats, sunglasses and even wigs and beards, 29year-old Ben May managed to stand out. The Elkhart, Ind., man wore a full leprechaun costume, complete with a tall green hat he had to hold onto in the wind. “I’ve got a little Irish in me, so I’m supporting the cause,” he said.

Kenny, who visited Chicago for St. Patrick’s Day last year, was again making the holiday a jumping-off point for an extended trip to the U.S., with stops in Washington and on the West Coast over the ensuing several days. He and President Barack Obama were to meet Tuesday at the White House and Kenny was to give Obama shamrocks, a tradition that dates to Harry S. Truman’s administration. Obama also was slated to meet the Protestant and Catholic leaders of Northern Ireland’s cross-community government, Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness. Thousands of revelers gaudily garbed in green crammed the oak-shaded squares and sidewalks of downtown Savannah, Ga., on Saturday, for a celebration that’s a 189-yearold tradition. Led by bagpipers in green kilts, a parade kicked off Saturday morning, hours after customers began lining up at downtown bars. More than 1,000 worshippers also packed the pews of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist for the Mass that traditionally precedes the

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Gaudy green revelers fill the oak-shaded sidewalks of downtown Savannah, Ga., for Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. The St. Patrick’s Day celebration is a 189-year-old tradition in Georgia’s oldest city. parade. But the Savannah parade went on without Ireland’s No. 2 politician, Eamon Gilmore, who skipped the trip to avoid a dinner where only men are allowed. Gilmore, the deputy prime minister and foreign minister, told the Irish Times a visit to Georgia’s oldest city would have come with the expectation he attend the annual dinner of the Hibernian Society of Savannah, a private event open

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Rand Paul wins GOP preference poll

The auditions have begun. Just two months into President Barack Obama’s second term, Republican leaders are lining up to diagnose the GOP’s ills while courting party activists — all with an eye on greater political ambitions. They have danced

around questions about their White House aspirations, but the die-hard conservatives are already picking favorites in what could be a crowded Republican presidential primary in 2016. Thousands of activists who packed into suburban Washington’s Conservative Political Action Conference gave Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul a narrow victory over Florida

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The crowd held a moment of silence, then marched to the city’s old railway station, where the first trains departed for the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp complex. A short ceremony was held at the station and flowers laid on the tracks. Speakers included the city’s mayor, Yannis Boutaris, and Holocaust survivors.


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only to men. The group’s leader said Saturday that Gilmore wasn’t formally invited but that he would have been welcome. “Count me out — I’m not doing it,” Gilmore told the Irish newspaper. “I don’t believe in segregation either on a gender basis or on any other basis.” In Ireland, Dublin’s five-day St. Patrick’s Day festival was unfolding with a new addition. For the first time, up to 8,000 visitors from around the world were due to march in a so-


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Pope explains name, urges ‘church for the poor’ By Nicole Winfield Associated Press

international anti-money laundering norms. While the Vatican bank passed the first test last year, Moneyval gave the bank several poor or failing grades. Amid the calls for reform of the Vatican bureaucracy that have erupted in recent months, there has been a steadily increasing suggestion in the Italian media that the Vatican could easily do away with its bank, since it can carry out most of its financial activities through commercial banks and thus rid itself of a stain on its reputation. While there’s no indication the Institute for Religious Works will close any time soon, one of Francis’ most eagerly watched first appointments will be that of his secretary of state, who traditionally presides over the commission of cardinals that oversees the bank. For now, Francis on Saturday temporarily named all Vatican officials in their current positions, saying he would decide whether to confirm them or name someone else after a period of “reflection, prayer and dialogue,” the Vatican said. The Vatican also released details of the pope’s week ahead, saying he would meet with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez on the eve of his Tuesday installation Mass and then visit Benedict XVI at the papal retreat at Castel Gandolfo on Saturday. The Fernandez meeting will be sensitive talks, given the

years of open tensions over the then-archbishop’s strong opposition to initiatives that led Argentina to become the first Latin American country to legalize gay marriage. He also opposed Fernandez’s initiatives to promote free contraception and artificial insemination. During his audience with journalists Saturday, Francis poured on the charm, thanking


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called not to communicate ourselves, but this essential trio.” In recognition that not all journalists in the room were Christian or even believers, he offered a blessing without the traditional Catholic formula or gesture, saying he would bless each one in silence “respecting your conscience, but knowing that each one of you is a child of God.”

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VATICAN CITY — The focus of Pope Francis’ papacy began to emerge Saturday as he offered some intimate insights into the conclave that elected him pontiff, describing how he was immediately inspired to name himself after St. Francis of Assisi because he wants to see a church that is “for the poor.” His comments provided further evidence that this first Latin American papacy would be one that looks beyond the confines of the church itself to the most disadvantaged, named for a 13th-century friar who renounced a wealthy, dissolute lifestyle to embrace a life of poverty and simplicity and go out in the countryside to preach a message of joy and peace. “Let me tell you a story,” Pope Francis began in a break from his prepared text during an audience for a few thousand journalists and Vatican communications officials in the Vatican’s auditorium. Francis then described how during the conclave he was comforted by his friend, Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes, as the votes were going his way and it seemed “a bit dangerous” that he would reach the two-thirds necessary to be elected. When the threshold was reached, applause erupted in the frescoed Sistine Chapel. “He [Hummes] hugged me. He kissed me. He said, ‘Don’t forget about the poor!’” Francis recalled. “And those words came to me: The poor. The poor. Then right away, thinking of the poor, I thought of Francis of Assisi. Then I thought of all the wars as the votes were being counted, until the end. Francis is also the man of peace. That is how the name came into my heart: Francis of Assisi.” The pope said some have wondered whether his name was a reference to other Franciscan figures, including St. Frances de Sales or even the co-founder of the pope’s own Jesuit order, Francis Xavier. But he said the inspiration was Francis of Assisi. Sitting in the vast Vatican auditorium, Francis continued: “For me, he is the man of poverty, the man of peace, the man who loves and protects creation. These days we don’t have a very good relationship with creation, do we?” he said. “He is the man who gives us this spirit of peace, the poor man.” “Oh how I would like a church which is poor and for the poor!” Francis said, sighing. He then joked that some other cardinals suggested other names: Hadrian VI, after a great church reformer — a reference to the need for the pope to clean up the Vatican’s messy bureaucracy. Someone else suggested Clement XV, to get even with Clement XIV, who suppressed the Jesuit order in 1773. The pope’s admiration for Francis’ simplicity is evident in his own lifestyle: the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio would take the bus to work, lived in a Spartan apartment where he would turn the heat off on weekends and cook his own meals. In one of his first acts as pope, Francis phoned the Vatican ambassador in Buenos Aires and told him to put out the word that he didn’t want ordinary Argentines flocking to Rome for his installation Mass,

urging them to use the money instead for charity. Bergoglio never favored liberation theology, the Latin American-inspired view that Jesus’ teachings imbue followers with a duty to fight for social and economic justice, because of its alliances with armed leftist guerrilla movements in the 1970s. But as a priest and later archbishop, he saw to it that every slum in Buenos Aires had a chapel and fostered many outreach programs, supporting former prostitutes and drug addicts and washing the feet of rehab patients. When the economy collapsed in 2001, and Argentines lost faith in their politicians, he denounced capitalist excesses and corruption from the pulpit. His addresses and homilies often circle back to the need for the church to rivet its attention on issues of economic failings, including the growing divides between the comfortable and needy, and the pressures of Western-style capitalism. His election to the papacy has raised questions about how he will translate that message on a global scale, given the global economic crisis and vast inequalities among the rich and poor — and at home, given allegations of corruption in the Holy See’s governance and continued problems of the Vatican’s own bank, the Institute for Religious Works. Under Benedict XVI, the Vatican had sought to put its finances in order and opened itself up to external evaluation by the Council of Europe’s Moneyval committee, which helps countries comply with


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High-ranking Syrian general defects from army By Ben Hubbard Associated Press

BEIRUT — One of the highest-ranking military officers yet to abandon Syrian President Bashar Assad defected to neighboring Jordan and said in an interview aired Saturday that morale among those still inside the regime had collapsed. In another setback for the Assad regime, a leading human rights group accused Syria’s government of stepping up its use of widely banned cluster munitions, which often kill and wound civilians. The twin blows illustrated the slowly spreading cracks appearing in Assad’s regime as well as its deepening international isolation. While few analysts expect the civil war between Assad’s forces and rebels seeking his ouster to end soon, most say it appears impossible for the fourdecade-old regime to continue to rule Syria. Maj. Gen. Mohammed Ezz al-Din Khalouf announced his defection from Assad’s regime in a video aired Saturday on the Al-Arabiya satellite channel. It showed him sitting next to his son, Capt. Ezz al-Din Khalouf, who defected with him. The elder Khalouf said that many of those with Assad’s regime have lost faith in it, yet continue to do their jobs, allowing Assad to demonstrate broad support. “It’s not an issue of belief or practicing one’s role,� he said. “It’s for appearance’s sake, for the regime to present an image to the international community that it pulls together all parts of Syrian society under this regime.� He also said fighters from the Lebanese military group Hezbollah were fighting in Syria in “more than one place,� but did not give further details. The Syrian government did not immediately comment on the defection. It portrays the uprising as a foreign-backed conspiracy to weaken Syria being carried out by terrorists on the ground. Seif al-Hourani, an activist

from one of the rebel groups that helped get Khalouf and his family out of the country, said via Skype that Khalouf’s son made contact with rebels about six months ago and leaked them information before he asked for help getting the family out of Syria. That process took almost a week because of violence in the southern province of Daraa, the easiest place to shuttle Khalouf across the border, al-Hourani said. Six days ago, rebels smuggled Khalouf, his wife and three of their children out of Damascus to the southern province of Sweida. Two days later, they moved them to Daraa. They waited there until late Friday when it was safe enough to drive them to the border and hand them to Jordanian authorities, al-Hourani said. Like many rebels, alHourani spoke on condition he be identified only by that nickname — by which he is widely known among his comrades — because he feared retaliation on his family. Khalouf was chief of staff of the army branch that deals with supplies and fuel. While rebels lauded his defection as a blow to the

regime, it was unlikely to have a significant effect on Assad’s ability to wage war. Widespread defections among conscripts and low-level soldiers have sapped the Syrian army’s infantry, but high-level defections have been rare, and Assad’s air force and heavy munitions allow the government to pound rebel areas, even if it cannot take them back. Still, cracks continue to spread through Assad’s regime as rebel forces expand their areas of control and put increasing pressure on the capital, Damascus. Also Saturday, Human Rights Watch said Syria’s government is killing an increasing number of civilians with cluster bombs. The New York-based rights group said Syrian forces have dropped at least 156 cluster bombs in 119 locations across the country in the past six months. The report said two strikes in the past two weeks killed 11 civilians, including two women and five children. Cluster munitions open in flight, scattering smaller bomblets over a large area. Rights groups say they endanger civilians because they are imprecise and because civil-

ians, mainly children, are often wounded or killed when they find unexploded bomblets. Like all Middle Eastern countries except Lebanon, Syria is not party to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, an international treaty that prohibits the use, production, transfer and stockpiling of cluster bombs. Human Rights Watch said it based its findings on field investigations and analysis of more than 450 amateur videos. A senior Syrian government official on Saturday rejected the report, saying many amateur videos were suspect. He spoke on condition of anonymity

because he was not authorized to speak to media. Violence in Syria has killed some 70,000 people and displaced 4 million of the country’s 23 million people, according to U.N. estimates. On Saturday, rebels targeted the tallest building in the eastern city of Deir al-Zour with a two-ton car bomb, setting off clashes with regime troops, state TV and activists said. State TV said rebels stormed the Insurance Building after the blast but failed to seize it from the government. The Britainbased Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said four fighters

were killed in subsequent clashes with regime troops. The Observatory also said at least 12 rebel fighters were killed in clashes near a cement factory in the northern city of Aleppo, and five people were killed when a shell exploded in the Damascus neighborhood of Qaboun. Also Saturday, the head of Syria’s leading opposition group issued an anniversary message to Syrians, saying that the uprising has “has taken a long time.� The opposition recognizes March 15, 2011, as the start of the uprising.

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Iraq still grapples with war’s legacy By Adam Schreck

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BAGHDAD — It’s been more than six years since a bomb ripped away the eyes from Shams Karim, killed her mother and left the little girl, now 7, blind and disfigured for life. Psychiatric drugs help control her outbursts of crying and screaming. Throughout Iraq there are tens of thousands of victims like her whose lives are forever scarred by the violence of war. Their wounds — and those of tens of thousands of U.S. and other foreign service members — may never entirely heal. In Baghdad, life goes on much as it has since the Ottoman sultan ruled these parts. Porters force loaded carts through narrow bazaars as amateur breeders’ beloved pigeons swoop overhead. The calls to prayer from turquoise-domed mosques provide a rhythm to the day. Yet the legacy of a war that began a decade ago remains very much a part of life here too. Bullet holes still pockmark buildings, and towers wrecked by American missiles and tank shells have not fully been rebuilt. Iraqi soldiers in body armor corral cars into roadclogging checkpoints, their fingers close to the trigger, ever wary of the next attack. At 1 a.m., a curfew shuts down the capital’s streets, many still lined with blast walls. It’s hard nowadays to find anybody in much of the country who hasn’t lost a friend or relative to the bloodletting that followed the U.S.-led invasion. Shams’ mother is buried among the densely packed graves in Najaf, where an ancient cemetery is at least 40 percent larger than it was before the war. Each new bombing sends more coffintopped cars south to the hot,

dusty city of the dead. The Bush administration had hoped the war that began with airstrikes before dawn on March 20, 2003 — still the previous evening back in the States — would quickly rid Iraq of purported weapons of mass destruction, go after extremists and replace a brutal dictatorship with the foundations of a pro-Western democracy in the heart of the Middle East. Ten years on, Iraq’s longterm stability and the strength of its democracy remain open questions. The country is unquestionably freer and more democratic than it was before the “shock and awe� airstrikes began. But instead of a solidly pro-U.S. regime, the Iraqis have a government that is arguably closer to Tehran than to Washington and that struggles to exert full control over the country itself. Bloody attacks launched by terrorists who thrived in the post-invasion chaos are still frequent — albeit less so than a few years back — and sectarian and ethnic rivalries are again tearing at the fabric of national unity. The top-heavy government is largely paralyzed by graft, chronic political crisis and what critics fear is a new dictatorship in the making. The civil war in neighboring Syria risks sowing further discord in Iraq. By the time the U.S. military pulled out of Iraq in December 2011, nearly 4,500 Americans and more than 100,000 Iraqis had lost their lives. No active WMDs were ever found. The war cost American taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars and diverted resources from Afghanistan, where the Taliban and al-Qaida rebounded after their pummeling in the 2001 invasion. In Iraq, the Americans and their allies left behind a broken, deeply traumatized country —

a land no longer at war but without peace. The toppling of Saddam Hussein’s regime destroyed not only dictatorship but also the mechanism of law and order, enabling the rise of al-Qaida and the unleashing of sectarian, ethnic and class hatreds long suppressed by a reign of fear. The invasion transferred power overnight to oppressed Shiites and Kurds but left many Sunni Arabs alienated. It established a system of sectarianbased politics that undermined national unity. And it helped trigger a vicious insurgency that ruined countless lives without regard for religion or ethnicity. It’s easy to forget about the war’s hardships inside the Haji Zebala juice shop on the capital’s historic Rasheed Street, where they’re still serving up fresh-pressed grape juice like they have for generations — though fear of bombings means customers are no longer willing to wait in line for 15 minutes as they did before the invasion. Black-and-white pictures of old Baghdad cover the walls, transporting visitors to a time before Iraq became a byword for death and destruction. Diaa al-Mandalawi, who works at the juice shop, remembers being surprised at just how quickly American helicopters came to be hovering over his city. “We thought things would get better because the Americans promised us a lot,� he said. But the years of bloodshed that followed the heady days after Baghdad fell have taken its toll, he continued, and it is taking too long for his country to get back on its feet. “It’s like building a house, but the process is too slow.�

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“The United States destroyed the last remaining good things in Iraq. The current situation is definitely not any better than under Saddam.�


On the bright side, campaign posters once again line Iraqi streets, heralding a new round of voting coming up. In many places they hang alongside banners adorned with the image of revered Shiite saint Imam Hussein — a public display of faith rare during Saddam’s rule. Iraqi citizens today are unafraid to criticize their elected leaders in public — with some even going so far as to wish Saddam still ruled — and guests on TV talk shows boldly rail against corruption and other wrongdoing by their elected leaders. There are other signs of progress, too. Fresh investment in the oil sector has pushed Iraq into the No. 2 producer spot in OPEC, boosting the economy. New businesses are opening up, like a popular Baghdad shopping mall and swanky hotels in the capital, southern Shiite pilgrimage centers and the northern Kurdish city of Irbil. At the newly opened Aroma restaurant in Baghdad, waiters take orders for spaghetti and pizza on iPads. Dalia Ayad, a college student eating there with friends, said the new businesses are a sign that Iraq is moving forward. “There is a change going on in the country,� she said. “But it’s not moving fast enough.� That is partly because Iraq remains a sharply divided society. Majority Shiites tend to see more reason for hope than Sunnis do. “Now people can hold protests against the government and criticize government officials,� said Haider Ali Hassan, a government employee in the southern city of Basra. “There are a lot of shortcomings and problems ... but it is still better than Saddam’s time.� Saddam’s Sunni-dominated government ruthlessly sup-

— Muhanad Majid, a Sunni coffee shop owner and father of two in the northern city of Mosul

pressed dissent, especially from the Shiite and Kurdish communities where opposition to his rule was more widespread. The U.S.-led invasion upset the Sunnis’ privileged position since Shiites and Kurds were more willing to support the new order. “The United States destroyed the last remaining good things in Iraq. The current situation is definitely not any better than under Saddam,� said Muhanad Majid, a Sunni coffee shop owner and father of two in the northern city of Mosul. The American decision to disband the Iraqi military and bar many senior members of the newly outlawed Baath party from public-sector jobs suddenly left many Iraqis without work. The ways the policies were implemented added to the resentment of Sunnis, who were the bedrock of the military officer corps and held many senior posts in Saddam’s regime. That anger is now reflected in mass anti-government rallies each Friday in western Anbar province, the birthplace of the Iraqi insurgency, and other primarily Sunni areas. The demonstrations present a potent and surprisingly persistent challenge to Baghdad, which must also contend with the ethnic Kurds’ increasing efforts to assert their autonomy. “We thought the Americans and the United Nations would bring us a democratic system that would provide the country with security, reconstruction and prosperity. But it turned out the only change was to transfer power from Sunnis to Shiites,� Ahmed Abu Risha, a

prominent Sunni sheik who once helped Americans battle al-Qaida, complained during a recent interview. “Of course it’s a disappointment.� Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s political rivals accuse him of using his office to sideline and intimidate political opponents. Many Arab Sunnis and Kurds believe he is consolidating power to benefit members of his Shiite sect at their expense. He remains directly in charge of the powerful Interior Ministry, giving him control over state security forces. They and the country’s military have been unable to thwart frequent mass-casualty attacks that continue to plague the country. On Thursday, attackers unleashed a carefully planned assault with car bombs and a team of gunmen on the Justice Ministry in the heart of downtown Baghdad, killing more than 20 people as hundreds of others crouched terrified in their offices. Al-Maliki, who has held power since 2006, dismisses his critics as out to create divisions and provoke sectarian strife. In a recent interview, the prime minister said he believes the country is moving in the right direction, though he acknowledged that the shift away from a centralized system to a more federal political structure will take time. And he thinks Iraq’s ties with America are improving despite concerns about his perceived closeness to U.S. foe Iran. “It’s natural to have ups and down in the relationship,� he said. “We believe in the importance and the necessity of hav-

ing relations with America, and we feel that the Americans are content with the results of their sacrifices and efforts in Iraq.� The last American combat troops rolled out of Iraq and into Kuwait in December 2011. More than 150 U.S. military personnel remain mainly to provide training and facilitate arms sales — as is the case in many countries — but they are an arm of the American Embassy, a sprawling fortress the size of Vatican City. Along with other embassies and Iraqi

Sunday, March 17, 2013 government offices, it is tucked inside the relative safety of Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, which remains a no-go area for most Iraqis. Signs of American influence can be found. Rap has gained a following among Iraqi youth, with young MCs spinning tales of hardship in bilingual rhyme. The ubiquitous police and army soldiers — some with Oakley-style sunglasses popular with American GI’s — cruise the country’s roads in allAmerican Humvees and modi-


fied Ford pickups. But the American military withdrawal has significantly shifted Washington’s clout in Baghdad’s halls of power. In his final report to Congress this month, the U.S. Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, Stuart Bowen, came to the conclusion that the $60 billion the U.S. spent on rebuilding in Iraq produced too few results. The war itself cost American taxpayers hundreds of billions more.













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Honors presented by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. UNT will recognize alumni who have made a significant contribution, including “Mean” Joe Greene, former Pittsburgh Steelers player and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame; the late Roy Orbison, a rock ’n’ roll icon; and Mary Suhm, Dallas city manager. The UNT Foundation decided to have the event in Dallas because many UNT alumni live there, Richards said. “Our idea is to take the message of UNT to Dallas,” she said, adding that UNT hopes to attract a wider audience. The university wants to showcase former students who people may not be aware are UNT alumni, Richards said. The event will also feature the stories of some Emerald Eagle Scholars students. Sarah Collins, director of Access and Success programs at UNT, said the program is an institutional grant that leverages federal and state grants to cover the average cost of 15 credit hours each for the fall and spring semesters for four years. “The goal there is to encourage students to graduate in four years with little or no debt,” Collins said. Emerald Eagle students must maintain a 2.5 gradepoint average during that time. They must also be actively engaged on campus. There are 1,200 students actively eligible, which means they maintain the academic criteria and still have a financial need. Students’ financial circumstances sometimes change during their time in college, Collins said. Overall, 2,400 students have gone through the program since it was established in 2007. This program, as well as other Access and Success programs at UNT, helps fulfill the federal and state initiatives to increase college graduation rates, Collins said. All proceeds from the April 15 event will benefit the Emerald Eagle Scholars program. “That’s the best scholarship program I’ve been associated

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When: 7:15 p.m. April 15 Where: Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. in Dallas. Details: Tickets range from $150 to $300. Proceeds go toward the Emerald Eagle endowment. The event will include a reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. For more information about tickets and sponsorship, visit

with in my whole career,” said UNT President Lane Rawlins. He said if someone is interested in helping out students with high ability and high need, the Emerald Eagles program is one of the best ways. Rawlins had reservations when the idea for the event was initially presented, but he loves it now, he said. He calls it a “world-class” show, adding that it’s an opportunity to showcase the music department. “First of all, it allows us to do some things we have not done enough of,” he said. “It allows us to take our place downtown.” But Rawlins doesn’t want it to be a replacement for the Emerald Eagle Ball, he said, adding that the events will reach two types of audiences. “I think there is room for more than one support event because we are reaching multi-

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ple options,” he said. Besides raising money for the Emerald Eagle Scholars program, the event will be an opportunity for UNT to launch the public phase of its fundraising campaign. UNT recently hired Betheny L. Reid to serve as the capital campaign manager. When her hiring was announced in late February, officials said UNT would make an announcement about its capital campaign at the event. “We don’t have a strong tradition of raising a lot of money at the University of North Texas,” Rawlins said. He’s not happy about the rate of fundraising at UNT, he said. “I’m pleased that we’re making some progress,” Rawlins said. “I want to leave the next president with a new foundation.”

UNT alumni and members of the Texas State Historical Association, which has been housed at UNT since 2008. “We’re all tied together by the love of running and the love of history,” said Torget, who is one of the team captains. Team TSHA is raising money to keep the Texas State Historical Association’s Handbook of Texas Online updated and expanded. Right now the team has raised about $6,000, but its goal is to raise $20,000. Cristina Rodriguez, development coordinator for the association, calls the handbook a

“wealth of information for all Texas.” It has more than 27,000 articles about Texas. “[The handbook] is a great resource for anyone who is trying to do research on Texas,” she said. The money would help ensure that it’s updated and comprehensive, Rodriguez said. Team TSHA will compete in the Texas Independence Relay on March 23 and 24. This is the team’s first time to compete in the 40-leg relay that is divided among the team members. The relay will take them through Gonzales, Shiner, Moulton, Flatonia, Schulenburg, Weimer, Borden, Columbus, Altair, Eagle Lake, Wallis, Orchard, Simonton and

Fulshear. Torget said there are about 100 other teams running. The team’s race starts at 10 a.m. Saturday and ends by 4:30 p.m. the next day. Each runner will run three or four legs of the race. This is going to be a different experience because the team members will run a leg and then sit in the van for several legs before running again, Torget said. The team will have two support vans. Team members will run that distance with very little sleep and no showers, he said. RACHEL MEHLHAFF can be reached at 940-566-6889. Her e-mail address is

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Cornerstone John Hagee Deny Davis Blessed Life FOX News Sunday Joel Osteen Destined NBC5 Sunday @ 8am Meet the Press News 8 Daybreak Sunday This Week CBS News Sunday Morning Face the Nation Rick Steves Super Brain with Dr. Rudy Tanzi Aqua Kids Whaddyado Real Life 101 Paid Prog. Para volver a amar Al punto Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Pagado Pagado Pagado Pagado Animal Atlas Career Day Now Eat This On the Spot Noodle LazyTown Pagado Pagado El duende (2003, Festividad) aaa (Will Ferrell, James Caan) Mama Mirab Toot (TV14) llegamos? llegamos? Cybercuates Pagado Pagado Connection Turning Point Rhema Winning New Birth Paid Prog. Catholic Paid Prog.



March 17th, 2013



In Touch Paid Prog. Chica Show

Andy Stanley Winning Huch (TV G) Paid Prog. Sports Stars Sprint Cup Pajanimals LX.TV: Open NHL Hockey Hot On Designing Raceweek Paid Prog. Road to the Final Four Ed Slott’s Retirement Rescue 2013 Reporter Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Queens Fábrica de risas (TV14) Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Pagado Pagado Pagado Pagado Best Docs Best Docs I Love Lucy I Love Lucy Pagado Repo Enfoque Ritmo dep. La carrera de Virginia (2002, Drama) aac (Gabriel Byrne) Arbuckle Arbuckle Fast Girl (2008) ac pqv Pagado Pagado Pagado Pagado A Miracle Carpenter Love Worth In Touch Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog.

Criminal Minds JJ (TV14) Criminal Minds (TV14) Criminal Minds Compromising Criminal Minds Devil’s Night Criminal Minds Middle Man Criminal Minds With Friends Mad Men Far Away Places Killing Orpheus Descending The Usual Suspects (1995, Crime) aaaa (Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne) Hulk (2003, Science Fiction) aa (Eric Bana) Freaky Freaky Untamed and Uncut Dogs 101 Ugly Dogs Dogs 101 Aus. Cattle Bad Dog Doggy Divas Bad Dog! Home Wreckers (5:00) Morning Inspiration Bobby Jones Gospel (TV G) Every Voice Matters Matters Woman Thou Art Loosed (2012) a (CC) LA Shrinks Fear & Loving Real Housewives Atlanta Shahs of Sunset Vanderpump Rules Millionaire Matchmaker Yigit Millionaire Matchmaker Hot 20 Countdown (3:00) CMT Music Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Weekend Sanjay CNN Sunday Morning State of the Union Fareed Zakaria: GPS Reliable Sources State of the Union Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Presents John Mulaney: New in Town (:27) Major League (1989, Comedy) aac (Tom Berenger) (CC) Coneheads (1993, Comedy) ac (Dan Aykroyd) Mickey Doc Mc Jake and Sofia Phineas Gravity Falls Good Luck Jessie The Luck of the Irish (2001) aa pqw (CC) Austin & Ally Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Under Siege: Border Bering Sea Gold Gold Stress Yukon Men Tough Choices How Booze Built America Fashion Police E! News Kourtney & Kim Take Miami The Soup There’s Something About Mary (1998, Comedy) aaa (Cameron Diaz) SportsCenter SportsCenter Outside Sport Rpt SportsCenter from Bristol, Conn. College Basketball Live SEC Storied Miracle 3 Basketball NBA Tonight NASCAR Now Outside Sport Rpt College Basketball Live SportsCenter Boy World Boy World Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009, Fantasy) aaa (Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint) pqv The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants aac FOX & Friends Sunday FOX & Friends Sunday FOX & Friends Sunday America’s News HQ America’s News HQ America’s News HQ (DC) Rachael Ray’s Week in Day Giada Home Trisha’s Pioneer Paula’s Best Not/Mamas Guy Bite Sandwich Best Thing I Chef Wanted with Anne Paid Prog. Paid Prog. How Dirk Became Dirk! Paid Prog. Paid Prog. GameTime FOX Sports Car Science Game 365 UIL Spotlight Big 12 Shw 2012 (2009, Drama) aac Man must save his family from catastrophic, natural disasters around world. rsx Death Race (2008, Science Fiction) aac (Jason Statham, Joan Allen) not Pagado Pagado Pagado Pagado Pagado Decorando Casa al día Al sazón Lugares con genio Las Noticias Income Income Income Income Income Income Income Income Property Brothers April Love It or List It Modern Marvels Nuclear American American American American American American American American Counting Counting HLN Weekend Express with Natasha Curry Dr. Charles Stanley Paid Prog. David Jere Joel Osteen Paid Prog. Double Divas Unanswered Prayers (2010, Drama) (Eric Close) (CC) Morning aac World of Jenks Live for Today World of Jenks Teen Mom 2 Future is Now Teen Mom 2 Faded Love Snooki and JWoww Ridiculous Ridiculous OddParents OddParents Samurai SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob Ninja Turtles Ninja Turtles OddParents OddParents Hot Rod TV Gearz Truck U Truck U Two Guys Hot Rod TV SPEED NASCAR RaceDay Bristol Arenacross Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Xtreme 4x4 Horsepwr Trucks! Muscle Car Bar Rescue Blue Frog Sings Bar Rescue Fallen Angels Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Scream of the Banshee (2011) (Lauren Holly) Leprechaun (1992, Horror) c (Warwick Davis) not Home Improvement Improvement Friends Friends Russ Friends Friends Cougar Meet the Browns (2008, Comedy) a (Tyler Perry) rsx (5:00) Hungry Hill (1947) aa u The Fighting 69th (1940) (James Cagney) u Three Cheers for the Irish (1940, Comedy) (Priscilla Lane) u Finian’s Rainbow (1968) aac (Fred Astaire) Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Four Weddings Street Parade Four Weddings Four Weddings Ant Attack Four Weddings Love Hike Law & Order Pledge Law & Order Lucky Stiff Law & Order Illegitimate Law & Order For the Defense Law & Order Shotgun Law & Order Fed Dragons Johnny Test Metal Fury Unova Ben 10: Omniverse Lantern Justice Ben 10: Alien Swarm (2009) (Barry Corbin) Ben 10: Alien When Vacations Attack Mysteries at the Museum Off Limits Under Manhattan Armed Armed Mysteries at the Museum Bizarre Foods America Cosby Show (:48) The Cosby Show Cosby Show Cosby Show Roseanne Roseanne Roseanne Roseanne Roseanne Roseanne Roseanne Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. NCIS Bete Noir NCIS Heart Break NCIS The Meat Puzzle NCIS Silver War (5:00) Jump Start Hour VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown Best Week The Cookout (2004, Comedy) a (Ja Rule, Tim Meadows) Ink Crew

Sunday Afternoon CH DT VF DN













March 17th, 2013




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Jewish Ministries Jeffress Gospel Destined Supernatural Andy Stanley Turning Point Ankerberg Ever Increasing Faith 2 263 Gospel Cops TMZ FOX 4 News at 5 Sunday 4 4 (11:30) NASCAR Sprint Cup Food City 500 from Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. z{| PGA Tournament Final Round from Innisbrook Resort-Copperhead in Palm Harbor, Fla. News News 5 5 NHL Hockey Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins z{| NBA Count NBA Basketball New York Knicks at Los Angeles Clippers z{| World News News 8 8 College Basketball SEC Tournament: Championship z{| College Basketball Big Ten Tourn. from United Center in Chicago, Ill. z{| NCAA Selection z{| 11 11 College Basketball Atlantic 10 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. z{| Reverse Arthritis and Pain Naturally Heart of Perfect Health with Brenda Watson Celtic Thunder Mythology 13 13 Protect Your Memory with Dr. Neal Barnard The People’s Court Leverage 12-Step Job (TV14) NBA Development League Maine Red Claws at Texas Legends z{| Paid Prog. 21 21 Judge Mathis Fútbol de México Club León vs UNAM Pumas z{| República deportiva Nueva vida Noticias 23 Noticiero 23 23 República deportiva Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Whacked Whacked Payne Payne Browns Browns 7 27 Paid Prog. Chuperam. Chuperam. Milagros Jenni Las dos caras de un pillo (1990, Comedia) (Rafael Inclán) 29 29 Don Cheto Puma de Sinaloa Bloopers Mickey Blue Eyes (1999, Comedy) aac (Hugh Grant) rsx Dan in Real Life (2007, Comedy) aaa (Steve Carell) (CC) Nightcap News at 5 9 33 Bloopers Pirates of the Caribbean: Secrets of Dead Man’s Chest Noticiero 39 Baby Gen. c 10 39 Dirty (2006, Crime) aa (Cuba Gooding Jr., Clifton Collins Jr.) Choques Extremos (TVPG) Fútbol MLS Chivas USA vs Los Angeles Galaxy z{| 20 49 Vida bandida (2001, Acción) aac (Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton) rsx (CC) Los tres Caines Los tres Caines Los tres Caines Los tres Caines Los tres Caines 14 52 (11:00) Fast Girl (2008) ac Venga el Domingo Venga el Domingo ¡Va que va! La historia detrás del mito Historias engarzadas 3 55 La vida es una canción Boonstra Answers Maldonado The King Connection Cornerstone Marriage Destined Dickow T.D. Jakes Joyce Meyer 17 — Jack Graham Monk Monk & Girl Cries Wolf Monk Monk & Employee Monk Monk and Game Show Monk Medicine Monk Red Herring 26 68 Monk Monk Meets Godfather


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Criminal Minds It Takes a Criminal Minds Proof (TVPG) Criminal Minds Epilogue Criminal Minds (TVPG) Criminal Minds Self-Fulfilling Duck Duck (TVPG) Hulk (2003, Science Fiction) aa (Eric Bana) Gone in 60 Seconds (2000, Action) aac (Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie) (CC) Godzilla (1998, Science Fiction) aa (Matthew Broderick) (CC) Gator Boys Swamp Monster Gator Boys Deathgrip Finding Bigfoot Bigfoot and Finding Bigfoot Finding Bigfoot: Further Finding Bigfoot: Further Woman Thou Art (2012) a B.A.P.S. (1997, Comedy) ac (Halle Berry, Martin Landau) rsx (CC) Dreamgirls (2006, Musical) aaa (Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé) rsx (CC) Real Housewives Beverly Real Housewives Beverly Real Housewives Atlanta Real Housewives Atlanta Real Housewives Atlanta Real Housewives Atlanta Luke Bryan Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road (2006, Comedy) aaa (CC) (10:30) Hot 20 Countdown Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Fareed Zakaria: GPS News The Next List Your Money CNN Newsroom Sunday CNN Newsroom Sunday CNN Newsroom Sunday Malibu’s Most Wanted (2003, Comedy) aa (Jamie Kennedy) (:56) Waiting ... (2005, Comedy) a (Ryan Reynolds) (CC) (:58) I Love You, Man (2009) (10:35) Coneheads (1993) ac Good Luck Good Luck Good Luck Good Luck A.N.T. Farm Dog Blog Jessie Shake It Up! Austin & Ally Austin & Ally Austin & Ally Austin & Ally How Booze Built America Dual Survival Meltdown Dual Survival Belly of Beast Dual Survival Castaways Dual Survival Dual Survival Misty Mountain Burning Love Burning Love License to Wed (2007, Comedy) aa (Robin Williams) rsx Giuliana & Bill Bounce Giuliana & Bill House Hunters Giuliana & Bill 48 Hour Hustle College Basketball ACC Tournament: Championship z{| Bracketology SportsCenter MLS Soccer Houston Dynamo at FC Dallas z{| 2013 BNP Paribas Open Men’s & Women’s Championships z{| Sisterhood of Pants (2005) The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008, Comedy) (Amber Tamblyn) P.S. I Love You (2007, Drama) aaa (Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler) (CC) (11:00) Am.’s News HQ (DC) FOX News Sunday Respected FOX News America’s News HQ FOX News Sunday Restaurant: Impossible Chopped Leftovers Overload Chopped Belly Up Chopped Trout Bout Mystery Mystery Diners, Dives Diners, Dives College Baseball Georgia Bulldogs at Texas A&M Aggies from Olsen Park z{| MLB Spring Training Texas Rangers vs Chicago Cubs z{| Predators (2010, Action) aaa (Adrien Brody, Topher Grace) Ghost Rider (2007, Action) aa (Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes) rsx Twilight Saga: New Moon ac Los reporteros Tercer grado Lola la Trailera II (1985, Acción) (Rosa Gloria Chagoyán) Vecinos Vecinos Las Noticias Love It or List It Fixer-Upper Love It or List It Love It or List It Love It or List It Love It or List It Hunters International Counting Counting Counting Counting Counting Counting The Bible Beginnings The Bible Homeland Nancy Grace Mysteries Nancy Grace Mysteries Dominick Dunne’s Power Dominick Dunne’s Power Murder by Book Murder by Book James Ellroy Come Early Morning (2006) (Ashley Judd) Selena (1997, Drama) aac (Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos) (CC) Pastor Brown (2009, Drama) a (Salli Richardson-Whitfield) Walking Tall (2004, Action) aa (Dwayne Johnson) rsx Ridiculous Ridiculous Ridiculous Ridiculous Ridiculous Ridiculous Ridiculous Ridiculous Winx Club SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob Arenacross Daytona Bike Week Daytona 200 no~ Superbike NASCAR The 10 Fusion Evo. AMA Grand National Daytona Bar Rescue Weber’s of Lies Bar Rescue Murphy’s Mess Bar Rescue Mystique or Bar Rescue Blue Frog Sings Bar Rescue Fallen Angels Bar Rescue Weber’s of Lies Leprechaun 2 (1994, Horror) a (Warwick Davis) not (CC) Leprechaun (1992, Horror) c (Warwick Davis) not Leprechaun 2 (1994, Horror) a (Warwick Davis) not (CC) Daddy’s Little Girls (2007, Drama) a (Gabrielle Union) (CC) Why Did I Get Married? (2007, Comedy) ac (Tyler Perry, Sharon Leal) (CC) Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010) c (CC) Finian’s Rainbow (1968) aac The Daughter of Rosie O’Grady (1950) aac (June Haver) Shake Hands with the Devil (1959, Drama) (Jimmy Cagney) Young Cassidy (1965) aaa Four Weddings ... Dance Off Welcome to Myrtle Manor Welcome to Myrtle Manor Gypsy Sisters Bling Gypsy Sisters Queen of Cons Gypsy Sisters Last Fling Law & Order Blackmail The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004) aa (Noah Wyle) The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines (2006) aa Librarian: Judas Chalice Ben 10: Alien Ben 10: Alien Ben 10: Alien Ben 10 Ben 10 Ben 10 Ben 10 Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens (2012) aac Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) Bizarre Foods America Man v Food Man v Food Man v Food Man v Food Man v Food Man v Food Man v Food Man v Food Man v Food Man v Food Roseanne Roseanne Roseanne Roseanne Golden Girls Golden Girls Golden Girls Golden Girls Golden Girls Golden Girls Golden Girls Golden Girls NCIS Untouchable NCIS Smoked NCIS Iceman NCIS Tribes NCIS Broken Bird NCIS Double Identity Ink Crew Black Ink Crew Krazy with a K (:45) Love & Hip Hop the Book (:45) Love & Hip Hop Redemption Song Mob Wives Gathering Storm Mob Wives After the Storm

Sunday Evening CH DT VF DN













March 17th, 2013




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Bronner Rejoice in the Lord Ankerberg Leading Way Rod Parsley Kingdom Lindsey End Time Joel Osteen Increasing 2 263 T.D. Jakes Cleveland Simpsons Cleveland Family Guy Burgers FOX 4 News at 9 Sunday Sports Sun TMZ Hollywood 4 4 Burgers All-Star Celebrity Apprentice I’m Being Punked by a Jackson News News Extra 5 5 Dateline NBC Intersection Once Upon a Time Revenge Illumination (:01) Red Widow The Escape News Dale Hansen HS Sports Priv. Practice 8 8 Funniest Home Videos Amazing Race 22 Your Tan Good Wife Invitation Mentalist Red, White News Laufenberg The Blitz Criminal 11 11 60 Minutes (:05) Celtic Woman - Believe The Fab Four: Ultimate Tribute to the Beatles As Time Appearances (:40) Served? 13 13 Celtic Thunder Mythology How I Met Cold Case Flashover Leverage First David (TV14) Texas Music Reporter Queens Queens Engagement Engagement 21 21 How I Met Nuestra belleza latina Sal y pimienta Acción dep Noticiero La hora pico E. Álvarez 23 23 Aquí y ahora There Yet? Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Big Bang Raymond Scrubs 30 Rock 30 Rock Office Secret Office Carpet 7 27 There Yet? Zapata y Villa (2003, Drama) (Manuel Landeta, Gary Rivas) Pagado Pagado Pagado Pagado 29 29 Tacos al carbón (1972, Comedia) (Vicente Fernández) Family Guy Castle The Final Nail Castle Setup Nightcap News at 9 (TVPG) 2 1/2 Men 2 1/2 Men Friends Friends 9 33 Family Guy Con Air (1997, Action) aac (Nicolas Cage, John Cusack) not Noticiero 39 Titulares Matar o morir (1984) 10 39 Baby Geniuses (1999) c (Kathleen Turner) El Rey de las Triadas (2010, Acción) aa (Simon Yam) (CC) Contacto deportivo Justicia urbana (2007) aac 20 49 El protector (2005, Acción) aa (Chuck Norris) not (CC) Under New Management (2009) (Chris Diamantopoulos) Lynch Un cambio violento A mano limpia 14 52 Monster House (2006, Family) aac (Nick Cannon) pqv Extranormal de impacto Lo que la gente cuenta DeporTV Pelea Pagado 3 55 Los 25 más... Blessed Life Joel Osteen Kerry Shook Believers Creflo Dollar The Ten Commandments (1956, Drama) aaac (Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner) pqw 17 — Leading Way Monk Monk Gets Cabin Fever Law & Order: Criminal Law & Order: Criminal Law & Order: Criminal Law & Order: Criminal 26 68 Monk Mr. Monk vs. the Cobra


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Duck Duck Duck Duck Duck Duck Duck Let’s Go Duck (:01) Duck (:31) Duck (:01) Duck (:31) Duck The Walking Dead Arrow The Walking Dead Prey (:01) Talking Dead The Walking Dead Prey Immortalized Freakshow (4:00) Godzilla (1998) aa (CC) Wild West Alaska Fools Gold Wild West Alaska Finding Bigfoot: Further Finding Bigfoot Finding Bigfoot: Further Finding Bigfoot Dreamgirls Deliver Us from Eva (2003, Comedy) aa (LL Cool J, Gabrielle Union) (CC) Husbands Wayans Don’t Sleep Weekend Inspiration Real Housewives Atlanta Real Housewives Atlanta Real Housewives Atlanta Real Housewives Atlanta Watch What Fashion Real Housewives Atlanta Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity Ron White’s Vegas Salute to the Troops Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road (2006, Comedy) aaa (CC) Princess On Money 60 Minutes on CNBC Death: It’s a Living American Greed: Scams 60 Minutes on CNBC Treasure Detectives CNN Newsroom Sunday CNN Presents Atlanta Child Piers Morgan LIVE CNN Newsroom Sunday CNN Presents Atlanta Child Piers Morgan LIVE Grandma’s Boy (2006, Comedy) a (Allan Covert) (CC) (:02) Tosh.0 Workaholics (:03) Daniel Tosh: Completely South Park (:35) Waiting (4:58) I Love You, Man (2009) Wizards Return: Alex vs. Austin & Ally Shake It Up! Jessie Jessie Austin & Ally Jessie Shake It Up! Jessie Wizards Wizards Yukon Men Feast Or Famine Yukon Men New Kid In Town Yukon Men Hell Freezes Yukon Men Tough Choices Yukon Men Hell Freezes Yukon Men Tough Choices Giuliana & Bill Giuliana & Bill Kourtney & Kim Take Miami Playing With Fire I Come First Kourtney & Kim Take Miami Playing With Fire I Come First Bracketology 30 for 30 Survive and Advance SportsCenter from Bristol, Conn. SportsCenter NHRA Drag Racing Amalie Oil NHRA from Auto-Plus Raceway in Gainesville, Fla. no~ College Gamenight 30 for 30 Survive and Twilight (2008, Fantasy) aac (Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson) rsx Twilight (2008, Fantasy) aac (Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson) rsx Osteen Kerry Shook FOX Report Sunday Huckabee Fox Files Countdown to Doomsday Huckabee Fox Files Worst Cooks in America Cupcake Wars Worst Cooks in America Restaurant: Impossible Iron Chef America Garces vs. Worst Cooks in America Pregame NBA Basketball Oklahoma City Thunder at Dallas Mavericks z{| Mavs Live Mavs Insider Spotlight HS Spotlight World Poker Tour Legends of The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) ac (Kristen Stewart) The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010, Fantasy) a (Robert Pattinson) rsx The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) a rsx Cantina del Tunco Locas de amor Ellas son... la alegría María Todo María Todo Pa’ la banda night show Está cañón con Y. Rosado Hunters International Extreme Homes Maze, Tank Hawaii Life Hawaii Life House Hunters: Renovation Hunters International Hawaii Life Hawaii Life The Bible Hope Vikings Dispossessed (:01) Vikings Dispossessed (:01) The Bible Hope (5:00) The Bible Homeland Dominick Dunne’s Power Journey Forensic Primetime: What You Do? Primetime: What You Do? Dominick Dunne’s Power Dominick Dunne’s Power Madea Goes to Jail (2009, Comedy) a (Tyler Perry) (CC) Army Wives From the Ashes Client List Who’s Cheatin’ (:01) Madea Goes to Jail (2009, Comedy) a (Tyler Perry) (CC) Ridiculous Ridiculous Awards Ridiculous Ridiculous Ridiculous Ridiculous Ridiculous Wicked Single Wicked Single Snooki and JWoww SpongeBob SpongeBob Wendell Dad Run Scooby-Doo (2002, Comedy) ac (Freddie Prinze Jr.) pqv Friends (:33) Friends (:06) Friends (:39) Friends SPEED Center D. Despain NASCAR AMA Pro Racing Daytona Classic Hot Rod TV SPEED Center D. Despain NASCAR Bar Rescue Murphy’s Mess Bar Rescue Mystique or Bar Rescue Empty Pockets Bar Rescue Jon T, He Don’t Car Lot Rescue Bar Rescue Empty Pockets Leprechaun (1992, Horror) c (Warwick Davis) not Leprechaun 2 (1994, Horror) a (Warwick Davis) not (CC) Leprechaun (1992, Horror) c (Warwick Davis) not Get Married Too (2010) c Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009, Drama) c (Tyler Perry) (CC) Our Family Wedding (2010, Comedy) c (America Ferrera) Browns a The Rising of the Moon (1957) pqw (CC) The Quiet Man (1952, Romance) aaac (John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara) (CC) The Prisoner of Zenda aaa u (5:00) Young Cassidy (1965) Gypsy Sisters Disaster Gypsy Sisters Your Daddy? Gypsy Sisters Gypsy War Welcome to Myrtle Manor Gypsy Sisters Gypsy War Welcome to Myrtle Manor The Dark Knight (2008, Action) aaaa (Christian Bale, Heath Ledger) rsx (CC) (:15) Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) aac (Milla Jovovich) (5:00) Librarian Curse (2008) Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) Incredible Looney T. Oblongs King of Hill King of Hill Cleveland Family (TV14) Family (TV14) (:15) Superjail Frisky Dingo Mega RV Countdown Trip Flip Trip Flip Extreme RV’s On-Set Double Extreme RV’s Newell’s Palace Extreme RV’s Rockin’ Rollers Extreme RV’s On-Set Double Golden Girls Golden Girls Golden Girls Golden Girls Golden Girls Golden Girls Golden Girls Golden Girls Queens (:36) Queens (:12) Queens (:48) Queens NCIS Worst Nightmare NCIS Dead Reflection NCIS Thirst NCIS Till Death Do Us Part NCIS Silver War NCIS Untouchable Mob Wives No Love Lost Mob Wives Time Punishment Mob Wives Mama Drama Mob Wives Desert Storm Wicked Single Wicked Single Mob Wives Desert Storm

This week, Donald Trump tasks the All-Stars with performing a soap opera scene for Crystal Light, with special guests including soap stars Susan Lucci and Jack Wagner, on All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, airing at 8 p.m. on NBC.

7 P.M.

FOX The Simpsons “Dark Knight Court” When Bart is falsely accused of pulling an Easter prank, Lisa steps in to act as his attorney; Mr. Burns attempts to fulfill his dream of becoming a superhero. ABC Once Upon a Time “Welcome to Storybrooke” Emma, David and Mr. Gold must protect Mary Margaret after Regina vows revenge; Henry devises a plan to put a stop to the feuding by getting rid of magic. CBS The Amazing Race 22 “Your Tan Is Totally Cool” The remaining teams face a dreaded double U-turn after touching down in Hanoi, Vietnam, after which one pair receives some heart-stopping news. CW Castle “The Final Nail” Castle’s old school friend is the prime suspect in his wife’s murder, and Castle and Beckett find themselves at odds over the investigation. TNT The Dark Knight (2008, Action) A new district attorney joins Batman in the fight against crime, but the grandiose attacks of a giggling psychopath plunge Gotham City back into fear. USA NCIS “Dead Reflection” A Navy lieutenant’s murder is caught on a Pentagon security camera, revealing a suspect; Gibbs announces that Barrett’s team will handle the Port-to-Port case.

7:05 P.M.

PBS Celtic Woman — Believe Celtic Woman performs at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Ga., where they will perform some classic Irish songs, pop anthems and inspirational songs.

7:30 P.M.

FOX The Cleveland Show “California Dreamin’ (All the Cleves Are Brown)” The entire family packs up their belongings to move to Los Angeles, so that Cleveland can pursue his dream of becoming a major league baseball scout.

8 P.M.

FOX Family Guy “Turban Cowboy” After a skydiving accident, Peter befriends a Muslim man in the hospital who convinces him to convert to Islam, much to Quagmire and Joe’s suspicion. ABC Revenge “Illumination” Victoria and Conrad make a move and find a charitable foundation in Amanda Clarke’s name, unaware that Jack has a plan of his own. CBS The Good Wife “Invitation to an Inquest” Alicia and Will’s latest case forces them to get creative when they are hindered by a strict rule that limits their questioning to three per witness. CW Castle “Setup” Castle and Beckett investigate a cab driver’s robbery-homicide and uncover a connection to a conspiracy that brings in federal agents. USA NCIS “Thirst” NCIS investigates the strange circumstances surrounding the murder of a Navy lieutenant who died of forced overhydration; Gibbs meets Ducky’s love interest.

8:30 P.M.

FOX Bob’s Burgers “Two for Tina” Jimmy Jr. is threatened when Tina begins dating a ballet dancer named Josh; the two boys must battle in an epic dance-off to win her heart.

9 P.M.

CBS The Mentalist “Red, White and Blue” The CBI team steps in to investigate the case of a female Army medic who worked with soldiers with PTSD after her body was found near a military base. PBS The Fab Four: Ultimate Tribute to the Beatles A musical group mimics the Beatles with a precise attention to detail, which produces an uncanny rendition of the Beatles’ hit songs. USA NCIS “Till Death Do Us Part” The NCIS team attempts to uncover the next Navy target before a terrorist with the intelligence and means to carry out a devastating event strikes again.

9:01 P.M.

ABC Red Widow “The Escape” Marta’s plan to flee with her children is disrupted when Irwin is released early from prison; Andrei refuses to back his son’s business ventures.

10 P.M.

CW Two and a Half Men “Hookers, Hookers, Hookers” Charlie is forced to take in more unwanted housemates when Alan burns down Lyndsey’s home, forcing her and Eldridge to move in with the guys. USA NCIS “Silver War” The corpse of a staff sergeant who, according to Ducky, had been buried alive is found newly dead in a tomb from the Civil War-era.

10:15 P.M.

TNT Resident Evil: Extinction (2007, Science Fiction) Survivors of the Raccoon City disaster travel across the Nevada desert fighting against deadly zombies while Alice tries to bring down the Umbrella Corporation.



Sunday, March 17, 2013

Denton Record-Chronicle

Charm can only go so far

Denton Record-Chronicle Published by Denton Publishing Co., a subsidiary of A.H. Belo Corporation


Founded from weekly newspapers, the Denton Chronicle, established in 1882, and the Denton Record, established 1897. Published daily as the Denton Record-Chronicle since Aug. 3, 1903.

EDITORIAL BOARD Bill Patterson Publisher and CEO Dawn Cobb Managing Editor Matthew Zabel City Editor Les Cockrell Region Editor Mark Finley News Editor

PAST PUBLISHERS William C. “Will” Edwards 1903-1927 Robert J. “Bob” Edwards 1927-1945 Riley Cross 1945-1970 Vivian Cross 1970-1986 Fred Patterson 1986-1999

Editorials published in the Denton Record-Chronicle are determined by the editorial board. Questions and suggestions should be directed to the: Denton Record-Chronicle 314 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201 Phone: 940-387-3811 Fax: 940-566-6888 E-mail:

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e appreciate the courtesy of Congressman Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, who took time out this week to visit with us about Wednesday’s closed-door session between members of the Texas congressional delegation and President Obama on the budget, immigration and gun control. Our conversation brought few surprises — Burgess said the president was not as concerned about the deficit as members of the Texas delegation were — but Burgess said in spite of philosophical battles, Congress is getting its work done. The sequester — the current arrangement that has made automatic, across-the-board cuts in federal spending — was a compromise between the White House and Congress to start to get a handle on the deficit, Burgess said. Some skeptics predicted Congress wouldn’t be able to reauthorize the U.S. Food and Drug Administration by September of last year, the first time the FDA’s reauthorization came up in a presidential election year. But Congress worked for a year — which included hearings in Burgess’ committee, the House Energy and Commerce Committee — and got the agency reauthorized in July, he said. Congress also reauthorized the Pandemic and AllHazards Preparedness Act, which the president signed last week. We can understand the Congressman’s sense of accomplishment — especially considering some of the stalemates that have plagued Washington in recent years — but at this stage of the game, we would like to see more meaningful progress on several fronts. As Burgess told us, the debate over philosophical differences may always be there, but we can’t understand why it remains such a stumbling block. The stubborn resistance of all members of Congress — Republicans and Democrats — to put aside their socalled “philosophical differences” and get to work on the challenges facing our nation continues to frustrate us. We have grown weary of news conferences, position statements and sound bites that place total blame for all problems in someone else’s camp. We are continually baffled by elected officials who make a lot of noise and solve few problems. We share the concerns expressed by Burgess and other members of the Texas delegation — the uncertain economy and our nation’s budget woes concern us all — but we also understand the value of compromise, and we’re beginning to wonder if anyone in elected office remembers what the word means. The Texas delegation’s latest meeting with President Obama was one of only a handful of such sessions since Obama was first elected, said Burgess, contrasting that with the frequent meetings the Texas delegation had with President George W. Bush. It’s easy to see why any member of the Texas delegation would be nostalgic for those times, but living in the past won’t change the present or help us deal with the future. We’re tired of being on high center, and it’s time to move forward — together.

This day in history: March 17 Today is Sunday, March 17, the 76th day of 2013. There are 289 days left in the year. This is St. Patrick’s Day. On March 17, 1973, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Robert L. Stirm, a freed prisoner of the Vietnam War, was joyously greeted by his family on the tarmac at Travis Air Force Base in California in a scene captured in a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph by Slava Veder of The Associated Press. In A.D. 461 (or A.D. 493, depending on sources), St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, died in Saul. In 1762, New York’s first St.

Patrick’s Day parade took place. In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt first likened crusading journalists to a man with “the muckrake in his hand” in a speech to the Gridiron Club in Washington. In 1912, the Camp Fire Girls organization was incorporated in Washington, D.C., two years to the day after it was founded in Thetford, Vt. (The group is now known as Camp Fire USA.) In 1950, scientists at the University of California at Berkeley announced they had created a new radioactive element, “californium.” — The Associated Press


Letters to the editor Kinky and Perry

Kinky [Friedman] has announced that he may be running for office for a third time. He also stated that he has made a will and wants his ashes spread through [Gov. Rick] Perry’s hair. We all know Perry’s hair is up there with Donald Trump’s and Jimmy Johnson’s. If Kinky’s ashes help Perry’s hair, that’s all well and good. I hope they go deeper and help his brain. We all know he needs improvement in this area. After all, good fertilizer is hard to find. Perry, give Kinky’s last wish some thought. It wouldn’t hurt. Danny Christian, Ponder

A lesson on guns

I am the mother of five sons, the sister of six brothers and the majority of my sibling’s children are boys. How we were reared in our homes without guns. Our father always kept a gun in our home. At night when he retired for bed, he would unlock his cabinet, take the gun out and put it on his nightstand by his bedside. One morning before our father got up to get ready for work, one of my little brothers arose early, saw the gun, picked it up, put it close to our father’s head and tried to pull the trigger, but he did not understand that our father had the gun locked. When our father realized what had happened, he removed the gun to never place it within reach again. I made it up in my mind, should I have children, all guns were off limits in our home. The government will not take away your guns, for you have a right to own guns. We must remember that when mass murderers shoot to kill, they create a vacancy without nominating a successor. Charlye Heggins, Denton


It always intrigues me when those that are the most culpable tell the rest of us we need to stop — whatever they are doing. (“End spread of distortions,” Leonard Pitts, DRC, Feb. 11) This man’s distortions are second only to that great prevaricator in Washington. In Germany, some 70 years ago, Joseph Goebbels — the Reich Minister of Propaganda in Germany — postulated that if you tell a lie often enough, the people will believe it is true? Larry Jambor, Denton

Pinkos and parrots

The far-left believes as their father, Vladimir Lenin, who stated: “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” So the pinkos and parrots, nationally and locally, are busy. As we see in John Nance Garner’s (DRC, March 2) and Larry Beck’s (DRC, March 1) letters, which are nothing but erroneous leftist propaganda. We would encourage folks to do a quick research on all past and future letters that useful idiots submit. If gun bans worked, then Obama’s Chicago and D.C. would be the safest cities in America, but they have the highest murder and crime rates. In countries like Mexico, their people are at the mercy of cartel and corruption, and Australia is nothing to be emulated with its increase in violent crime after disarming their citizens. Why do Garner and others not address these realities concerning gun bans and crime? Is it because they have less concern for citizens’ safety and much interest in Marxist policies? Yes. A system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the middle class — Vladimir Lenin, communist.


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This is why we see in every leftist letter, them besieging and undermining the people’s inalienable right of self defense, the Second Amendment. As you have known for years, the Left has been conducting warfare against our U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Why would anyone be interested in denying Americans liberty and instituting disastrous dictatorial policies of the past? We are interested in the drones actually answering the above questions, which they always avoid. Eric Mach, Denton

Base action on reason

Our world is complex. Unforeseen events regularly bring unexpected challenges. In every such case, we must base action on reason, not emotion or ideology, going where legitimate, objective evidence takes us, doing what is most likely to work effectively. Except for narcissistic sociopaths, we all want what is best for our community. The question is, what evidence is there that a choice really is for the best over time? Or is the concept of what is best based mostly on the charged emotion of ideology, wishful thinking, or irrational hysteria? And how far are we willing to go in pushing that ideology, wishful thinking or hysteria? Hitler wanted what he believed best for Germans. If millions had to die in the process, so be it. Stalin wanted what he believed best for Russians. If millions had to die during collectivization, so be it. Mao wanted what he thought best for Chinese. If millions had to die during “The Great Leap Forward,” so be it. We mustn’t allow emotion-based ideology, wishful thinking or hysteria to trump reason-based legitimate, objective evidence, and we mustn’t go to immoral lengths pursuing the resulting agenda. This is the great danger with leftists and other fanatics. Certain that their ideologybased or hysteria-driven agenda is for the best, that their wishful thinking is achievable, and demanding instant gratification, they often feel justified in going beyond the pale of moral action and against what legitimate, objective evidence reveals about human nature and our world. Lee Nahrgang, Denton

Executive control

Few people realize how much control the president has over the executive branch, how much he could tailor this slowing of spending — the so-called cuts — if he chose to do so. He has simply chosen not; rather, he will let the ax fall heavily where a scalpel would have served as well. Not my fault, he complains, “I am not a dictator,” he claims. Well, no, Mr. President, but you do have huge discretion. You can, for instance, tell Catholic hospitals that they must accept your notion of what is morally right. You can let the Navy decide not to deploy a carrier to the Mideast. Teddy Roosevelt did the opposite, you know. Unable to get the naval appropriation he wanted, he sent the fleet around the world and then asked Congress to provide money to get it back. You had rather it park at Norfolk. John Schuh, Lake Dallas

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resident Obama took a posse of Republican senators to dinner last week, and this week he’s giving Congress the unusual courtesy of no fewer than four presidential visits to Capitol Hill. Can a flurry of presidential schmoozing change Washington from a bitterly polarized battlefield into a haven of bipartisan cooperation? Don’t hold your breath. “We’re very far apart,” an Obama aide told me Tuesday, stating the obvious in the wake of the budget proposal from fiscal hawk Rep. Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis. The GOP wish list includes deep cuts in health care, education and defense spending, but no tax increases. The Democratic budget includes more modest spending cuts and almost $1 trillion in tax increases. So why the charm offensive? The president’s yen for the pleasure of Congress’ company is the byproduct of an important change: Both sides in the fight are older, sadder and wiser. That alone could mean that a “grand bargain” over spending and taxes is more possible this year than any time since 2010. Republicans have finally noticed that they lost the presidential election (including Ryan, who was their choice for vice president) and that most voters didn’t choose their severely conservative policies. At best, Ryan noted in his budget announcement, the voters opted for “divided government. So this year, we have to make it work.” Democrats have suffered a comeuppance too: Voters didn’t rise up in anger against the automatic “sequester” of government spending that kicked in March 1, as liberals hoped they would. There’s been gradual movement toward the center on the substance of the budget as well as the politics. Republicans still oppose tax increases, but some senators have acknowledged that they’ll have to accept revenue increases to make a deal. And Obama has been more explicit than before about his willingness to cut future spending on Medicare and Social Security, bitter pills for liberals. Finally, leaders on both sides know how to get to an agreement — or, more precisely, how not to get there — because they’ve tried so many routes before. The short answer: Negotiations between Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, won’t work; that method failed miserably in 2011. Negotiations with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., produced a short-term deal in 2012 but probably won’t work now because McConnell, who faces a potential GOP primary challenge next year, has been adamant in his opposition to new taxes. That leaves only this way forward: a bipartisan negotiation among senators who want to negotiate, like the “Gang of Six” who produced a budget compromise in 2011 (a deal, it must be noted, that led nowhere at the time). That’s why Obama kicked off his charm offensive with senators — and not just any senators but Republicans who were already interested in seeing whether a deal is possible, including some fiscal moderates (Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire) and influential fiscal hawks (Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Tom Coburn of Oklahoma). If it didn’t change the landscape, it may have detoxified the air. “I think the president’s tremendously sincere. I don’t think this is just a political change in tactic,” Coburn said on NBC’s Meet the Press last Sunday. Obama needs the vote of confidence. After the failure of his negotiations to avert the sequester, three recent polls showed him in negative territory, with more voters disapproving than approving. Obama blames Republicans for the impasse, but no president ever wins by appearing powerless. On top of that, Obama is hoping to pass new legislation on immigration and gun control. “[If] we can build these bonds of trust, that will be useful on these other issues,” the Obama aide told me, even if a budget deal remains out of reach. And despite Coburn’s disclaimer, there’s the ultimate political calculation: Who will voters blame? “There’s a tendency to say, whenever agreement isn’t reached, that it’s both sides’ fault,” the aide said. “If we reach out and we put entitlements on the table and are serious about it, and the Republicans still can’t get to ‘yes,’ there is no other answer left other than Republicans just can’t get to ‘yes.’” So don’t get too romantic about all the wining and dining in Washington. It won’t mean an end to the battles; it’s more a cease-fire while both sides warily regroup. But it’s better than nothing, and a lot better than everyone going home hungry. DOYLE MCMANUS is a columnist for the Los Angeles Times. His column is distributed by MCT Information Services.

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Pakistan government passes major milestone By Rebecca Santana Associated Press

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s government passed a major milestone Saturday, with the parliament becoming the first democratically chosen body to finish its five-year term in a country that has faced three military coups and persistent political turmoil. But after years of militant attacks, worsening electricity blackouts and faltering economic growth, the political party that took office five years ago on a wave of sympathy following the assassination of iconic leader Benazir Bhutto will likely find it more difficult this time to win voters to its side. Underscoring divisions, politicians failed to reach agreement on a caretaker government in time for the final session of parliament before new elections are held. The country’s constitution calls for a vote within 60 days, although no date has yet been set. Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, who maintains his position in the meantime, hailed the peaceful transition as a success for his Pakistan People’s Party. “We have strengthened the foundations of democracy to such an extent that no one will be able to harm democracy in future,” Ashraf said during a nearly hour-long televised address to the nation. Ashraf portrayed the problems in the country as something inherited from the previous regime of ousted leader Gen. Pervez Musharraf. One of the ruling party’s main achievements has been its sheer survival — no small feat in a country that has experi-

enced three successful coups and many more unsuccessful ones. President Asif Ali Zardari has shown a remarkable ability to hold together a warring coalition government whose members threaten to quit every few months or so. He’s also managed a balance between the need for U.S. assistance amid a deteriorating relationship between the two countries and rising anti-American sentiment. Washington needs Pakistan’s help fighting al-Qaida and stabilizing neighboring Afghanistan, but a series of recent scandals have severely damaged ties. CIA contractor Raymond Davis shot and killed two Pakistani men in Lahore, the U.S. unilaterally killed Osama bin Laden in the city of Abbottabad and American forces accidentally killed 24 Pakistani troops along the Afghan border. “That the government has survived five years, despite rumors every three months that the government is going, should also be viewed as a kind of achievement,” independent political analyst Hasan Askari Rizvi said. Zardari and the ruling party must share some of the credit. The army, traditionally eager to step in when they perceive Pakistan to be in crisis, has shown a reticence under Army chief, Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, to involve itself at least outwardly in politics. The main opposition party, Pakistan Muslim League-N led by Nawaz Sharif, has bypassed numerous opportunities to make life difficult for the PPP. Sharif has just as much invested in strengthening the civilian government as the PPP does,

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and is no friend of the army. Sharif’s party and one led by former Pakistani cricket star Imran Khan will present the greatest challenge to the PPP in the coming election. The government’s most high-profile accomplishments in the past five years have involved changing the power structure, rather than dealing with basic problems facing ordinary Pakistanis. Through a constitutional amendment passed in 2010 under pressure from the opposition, Zardari followed through on promises to strip the presidency of many of the powers it gained under Musharraf. The amendment prevents the president from unilaterally dissolving parliament and gives the prime minister a major role in appointing the country’s armed services chiefs. The amendment also transfers considerable powers from the central government to the provinces. But it’s questionable whether these moves will deliver many votes. It’s mostly the economy that will be on voters’ minds. “The economy has never been on the radar of the government. This was the most

neglected area,” said Ashfaque Hassan Khan, dean of the National University of Sciences and Technology’s Business School. He criticized the revolving door of ministers and officials in key economy-related government bodies. Many in the government argue that the economy hasn’t fared that poorly considering the catastrophic flooding of 2010, security problems that scare off foreign investors and the global economic downturn. But critics contend the government has failed to address major issues such as restructuring state-owned companies like the national airline, PIA. And then there are the blackouts. Pakistanis suffer from rolling blackouts — euphemistically referred to as load shedding — that can last as long as 18 hours a day in the summer. In the winter, natural gas supplies are intermittent at best. Under the PPP, the government has tried to address the energy crisis by employing socalled rental power projects under which the government imports power stations and

OBITUARIES Sharon Leslea Phillips Richesin

Sharon Leslea Phillips Richesin, 39, of Whitesboro, was called home February 28, 2013 at Texoma Medical Center, Denison, TX. Sharon was born on September 22, 1973 in Odessa, Texas and attended Sam Houston Elementary, Calhoun Middle School and Denton High School. She was a talented graphic designer and homemaker. She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Sherry and David Greene of Valley View; sweet children, James Richesin of Whitesboro, Caitlynn Richesin of Gainesville and Tyler Riat, of Edmond, Okla.; sisters, Stacey Watson, Michelle Daniels and husband Harvey, Shannon Becker and husband Tom; brothers, Craig Phillips and wife Diana, Will Phillips, Brad Phillips and wife Jennifer, uncle Ron Barr, fiancé Colton Baugh of Whitesboro, many beloved nieces and nephews and her pets Tank, Buster & Tiger. A memorial service is set for Saturday, March 23, 10am at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Denton.

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Douglas Baity Bartel, a resident of Rohnert Park CA, passed away March 11 at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, CA with his immediate family by his side. Doug is the son of Baity and Martha Gene Bartel, Denton, TX. Doug was born June 8, 1963 in Summit, NJ and grew up in New Jersey. He spent 2 years in Iran with his parents during his high school years. He traveled with them to Israel and widely in Europe. In later years he spent one year in India studying classical Indian music and traveled to Iceland and Svalbard, Norway. He was always planning more trips. Doug loved music, movies and travel. He worked 20 years as a graphic designer with the Gazette newspaper and volunteered his skills the past year to ICAN, a cancer care organization. He will be missed by his family. Doug is survived by his parents, a sister, Sheila Thomas and husband Jeff, Ontario, Canada, a brother, Donald Bartel and wife Jean, Colorado Springs, CO, a brother, Mark Bartel and wife Sila, Greencastle, PA, and a sister, Betsy Bartel, Bellvue, CO, 11 nieces and nephews and 14 grand nieces and nephews. A family graveside memorial at Restland in Dallas, TX will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, or First Baptist Church, Denton, TX World Missions.

links them to the national grid. But the projects have been unable to generate much electricity, and critics say they were just an opportunity for graft. The PPP insists it is tackling the energy problems. Zardari went to Iran on Monday for a high-profile ground-breaking ceremony on a pipeline intended to bring natural gas from Iran — despite American objections. One area where the PPP government has invested a lot of time and effort is the rural sector and helping the poor. Welfare programs like the Benazir Income Support Program have handed out small amounts of cash to the country’s most impoverished people and given small loans to businesses. The government has also tried to help rural communities by boosting the price of certain agricultural commodities, although that has contributed to price hikes in urban areas. The PPP may pay a price for ongoing terror attacks despite

five years of military operations against the Pakistani Taliban and like-minded groups in the lawless tribal areas near the Afghan border. Just this year, more than 250 people have been killed in three bombings targeting members of the minority Shiite Muslim sect. Security in Karachi, the country’s largest city and economic heart, continues to unravel as political, ethnic and religious wars escalate. The PPP rose to power after the Dec. 27, 2007, assassination of Bhutto during a rally in Rawalpindi where she railed against terrorism. Her widower, Zardari, vowed to continue that legacy when he took over, but analysts say the government has failed to follow through on that promise. “I don’t think there has been any success in curbing militancy,” said Zahid Hussain, whose books record the rise of militancy in Pakistan. “The government has failed to come out with a clear counterterrorism policy.”

OBITUARIES Thomas Ray Trietsch

Thomas Ray Trietsch, 77, of Sanger passed away at his home on March 14, 2013. He was born July 28, 1935 to Henry and Pearl Trietsch. He married Kay Hartman on July 4, 1958. He was a caring and devoted husband, father and grandfather. Thomas graduated from North Texas State University in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Arts. Later, he completed his Master of Education at North Texas in 1968. Thomas was stationed in Germany, where he served in the Army from 1958 to 1960. Upon his return, he was hired by Gaineseville I.S.D. Thomas taught industrial arts in Gainesville for 31 continuous years, retiring in 1991. During his career as an educator, he invested in the lives of his students. This included driving a bus on a regular route, to football games for the drill team, and to other out-of-town events. He sponsored the Industrial Arts Club and the yearbook staff for many years. He loved teaching photography to his yearbook staff and enjoyed taking, framing and viewing pictures his entire life. Thomas was a lifetime farmer and rancher. As a student in FFA, he received the Texas Lone Star Farmer Award. He supported youth agricultural education through the Denton County Livestock Association and the Blue Ribbon Club. Thomas always enjoyed seeing the fruits of his labor, whether it be a cow with a newborn calf or freshly harvested wheat. Throughout his life he was active and involved in many activities and received many accolades, but none was more important to him than his Christian faith. In earlier years, he was a youth director. He was a life-long member of Blue Mound United Methodist Church, where his service included song leader for many years. Thomas was also a charter member of the Texas Boys Choir. Thomas is survived by his wife, Kay Trietsch of Sanger; daughter, Christina Stenger and husband John of Allen; daughter, Dana Wright and husband Billy of Sanger; daughter, Elizabeth Muir and husband Thomas of Sanger; 10 cherished grandchildren, Sarah, Stephan, Suzanna and Scott Stenger, Billy Wright III and wife Jessica, Erin and Shayne Wright, and Grace, Bella and Julia Muir; sister, Shirley Haisler and husband J.B. of Sanger; sister, Evelyn Yeatts and husband Clyde of Gainesville; stepsisters and brothers, Nancy Franklin, Rita Sharp, Kenneth Moorman, and Irwin Moorman. He was preceded in death by his father and mother Henry and Pearl Trietsch, stepmother Vivian Moorman Trietsch, and stepbrother Gary Moorman. Visitation will be held at DeBerry Funeral Home in Denton from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013 and funeral services will be held at Blue Mound United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2013.. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Thomas to the Sanger Education Foundation at P.O. Box 429, Sanger, TX 76266.

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Pioneers split pair with ACU Readicker hits winning home run after TWU suffers first home loss By Patrick Hayslip Staff Writer

TWU was bound to lose at home eventually. Abilene Christian nearly put the first blemish on its home record Friday, but the No. 10 Pioneers came up with a two-run rally in the bottom of the seventh to take the first game of a three-game series. On Saturday, the Wildcats finally were able to burst the Pioneers’ bubble with a 9-0 victory via the run rule in the first game of a doubleheader. In the nightcap, TWU bounced back and

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Abilene Christian 9, TWU 0 (5) TWU 3, Abilene Christian 2

used a sixth-inning Jordan Readicker home run to edge the Wildcats 3-2 in front of a school-record crowd of 373 at Pioneer Field. Readicker, who was hitless in her first four at-bats of the day, just needed a little motivation to give the Pioneers the game-winning run. “I looked up to the stands and somebody told me to get mad, so that’s exactly what I did,” Readicker said. “I hadn’t been getting on base all game, so I knew I had to do something. ACU is a good team. We knew that no matter what the end result was that we were going to be proud that we came

back and fought hard.” The Pioneers (27-7, 5-1 Lone Star) had allowed two runs on an error and an infield hit by Taylor Fitzgerald in the second inning, but they tied it in the fifth on Haley Cowell’s third home run of the season and Lizzy Kelly’s RBI triple to center field. “She was the nine-hole [hitter] last year,” TWU coach Richie Bruister said of Kelly. “That’s your second leadoff, and that’s just the way the lineup was. Our three-hole hitter was an AllAmerican last year in Tiffany Weise, so we knew we had to replace that. Lizzy worked her way up from the six-hole, and she kept hitting and moving up in the lineup to find her home.”

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TWU infielder Bailey Vrazel tries to field the ball as Abilene Christian’s Paige Stevens slides safely into second base Saturday at Pioneer Field.

Decision time

Bill would open UIL to TAPPS schools By Ben Baby

Staff Writer

When the 83rd Texas Legislature reconvenes at 2 p.m. Monday, one of the state’s most contentious bills will continue its journey toward becoming a law.

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North Texas sophomore forward Tony Mitchell dunks against Florida Atlantic on Feb. 21 at the Super Pit. UNT plans to hold a press conference in the next few days, when Mitchell will announce whether he will return to UNT or declare for the NBA draft.

Mitchell set to announce plan for 2013-14

By Brett Vito Staff Writer

North Texas plans to hold a press conference in the next few days, when Tony Mitchell will announce whether he will return to school for his junior season or declare for the NBA draft. UNT coach Tony Benford said that the school is in the process of setting up a time and date. Mitchell has several options. The 6-foot-8-inch forward could declare for the draft and announce that he will not return to UNT; declare for the draft while leaving open the pos-

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sibility that he will remove his name from the draft after being evaluated by NBA officials; or announce that he will return for another year with the Mean Green without entering the draft. Mitchell maintained throughout his sophomore year that he would consider his options at the conclusion of the season. “Coach, my family and I will sit down and talk about it,” Mitchell said following a season-ending loss to

Louisiana-Lafayette in the Sun Belt Conference tournament. Multiple sources close to Mitchell said that those discussions have been taking place since late this week. The early entry deadline for the draft is April 28; the withdrawal deadline is June 17. Mitchell has averaged 13.7 points and 9.3 rebounds while playing in 55 games over two seasons at UNT. Most draft projections have Mitchell slated to be selected in the first round, despite a tough sophomore season for the former Dallas Pinkston standout. Mitchell was

named to multiple preseason AllAmerica teams last summer, but in the end he only made the All-Sun Belt second team. Mitchell saw his scoring and rebounding numbers drop from his freshman year while playing under Benford, who led UNT to a 12-20 record in his first season as UNT’s head coach. Mitchell averaged 14.7 points and 10.3 rebounds as a freshman, when he played in just 23 games under former coach Johnny Jones after See MITCHELL on 4B

Officially, it’s known as Senate Bill 573. Unofficially, it’s the bill causing strife among coaches and educators across the state, a bill that aims to change the landscape of high school athletics. The bill, authored by Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, gives private and parochial schools an opportunity to participate in all University Interscholastic League academic and athletic events except for football and basketball. The UIL is made up predominantly of public schools, with a few charter schools and two private schools mixed in. The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools currently serves the schools that potentially could join the UIL. “I can understand where there are some schools out there who would prefer to at least have the option to leave and join the UIL,” Liberty Christian athletic director and football coach Greg Price said. “But I don’t know that the vast majority of the private schools are actually supporting the merging of the two.” Patrick filed the bill during the 80th, 81st and 82nd legislatures. The bill failed to make it through the House of Representatives all three times. In 2011, the last time the biennial legislature met, the bill advanced further than it did in 2009. It passed through the state Senate and through a House committee but was never voted on by the House. If the bill becomes a law, athletic changes will go into effect starting in Class 1A and 2A in the 2013-14 season. The gradual changes will continue until implemented in Class 5A in the 2016-17 school year. See BILL on 4B

Kansas rolls to Big 12 tourney title By Dave Skretta

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas wasn’t about to share this title with Kansas State. Jeff Withey had 17 points and nine rebounds, Perry Ellis and Naadir Tharpe added 12 points each, and the seventh-ranked Jayhawks pounded the No. 11 Wildcats 70-54 on Saturday night to win their ninth Big 12 tournament championship. The top-seeded Jayhawks (29-5), who shared the regular-season title with their in-state rival, took a 24-16 lead at halftime and then slowly stretched it in the second half. The Wildcats (27-7) struggled to

Men’s college basketball Big 12 tournament final No. 7 Kansas 70, No. 11 Kansas State 54

match Withey and Ellis in the paint, losing for the third time this season to the Jayhawks and for the 47th time in their last 50 meetings. Rodney McGruder scored 18 points despite a poor first half, and Angel Rodriguez had 10 for Kansas State, which still has not won a conference tournament in more than 30 years. The Jayhawks, who may have earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament with the win, sure have had Kansas State’s number. They’ve won their last 11 match-ups in league tour-

naments, and have won 39 of the 42 games they have played overall since the inception of the Big 12. That includes all three games this season. The interest in Round 3, the first meeting between the schools in a league tournament title game since 1980 — back in the days of the old Big Eight — resulted in a record crowd of 19,256. The ticket was so hot that Eric and Faith DeVault, who were married Saturday morning in suburban Kansas City, were given a pair as a gift and turned out for the game still in

The Kansas Jayhawks celebrate after winning the Big 12 tournament final against Kansas State on Saturday in Kansas City, Mo.

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Sunday, March 17, 2013


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Men’s college golf

UNT’s Roets moves into top 10 STATESBORO, Ga. — Jason Roets vaulted his way into the top 10 Saturday after the second round of the Schenkel Invitational, while No. 25 North Texas remained in a tie for eighth place. Roets played one of his best rounds of the year as he posted a 2-under 70 and moved into a tie for 10th. The Mean Green as a team shot a 6-over 294 for a score of 590 through 36 holes. No. 4 Alabama shot 7 under and took the lead. The Crimson Tide leads No. 6 Texas by two strokes heading into the final round. Roets was 4 under after the first nine holes, including an eagle on the par-5 seventh. For the tournament, he was 1 under. UNT’s Carlos Ortiz (72) was 1 over after two rounds. He also had an eagle on No. 7. He was tied for 19th place. Gonzalo Rubio had his second straight 75 and was tied for 42nd.

Today’s TV

SPRING TRAINING BASEBALL NL: St. Louis at Miami, noon, MLBN Cleveland at Cincinnati, 3:05 p.m., MLBN Rangers (ss) vs. Chicago Cubs (ss), 3:05 p.m., FSSW Chicago Cubs (ss) at Oakland, 3:05 p.m., WGN COLLEGE BASEBALL Georgia at Texas A&M, noon, FSSW Kansas at TCU, 1 p.m., FSSW+ Texas Tech at Texas, 1 p.m., Longhorn Oregon St. at Arizona, 2 p.m., Pac 12 BASEBALL World Baseball Classic semifinal, Japan vs. TBD, 8 p.m., MLBN PRO BASKETBALL NBA: New York at L.A. Clippers, 2:30 p.m., Ch. 8 NBA D-League: Maine at Texas Legends, 3 p.m., Ch. 21 NBA: Oklahoma City at Mavericks, 6:30 p.m., FSSW MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL SEC final, noon, Ch. 8 Atlantic 10 final, noon, Ch. 11 ACC final, noon, ESPN Big Ten final, 2:30 p.m., Ch. 11 NCAA tournament selection show, 5 p.m., Ch. 11 WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Horizon final, noon, ESPNU Northeast final, 4 p.m., ESPNU PRO GOLF PGA: Tampa Bay Championship, noon, Golf PGA: Tampa Bay Championship, 2 p.m., Ch. 5 LPGA: RR Donnelley Founders Cup, 3 p.m., Golf PRO HOCKEY NHL: Boston at Pittsburgh, 11:30 a.m., Ch. 5

NHL: Buffalo at Washington, 6 p.m., NBCSN COLLEGE LACROSSE Colgate vs. Michigan, 2 p.m., ESPNU MOTOR SPORTS Sprint Cup: Food City 500, 11:30 a.m., Ch. 4 AMSOIL Arenacross: Denver (taped), 11:30 a.m., Speed AMA Pro SportBike: Daytona 200 (taped), 12:30 p.m., Speed AMA Pro Flat Track: Daytona (taped), 5 p.m., Speed AMA Pro SuperBike: Daytona Race 2 (taped), 8 p.m., Speed PRO SOCCER English: Sunderland vs. Norwich City, 8:30 a.m., FSC English: Chelsea vs. West Ham United, 11 a.m., FSC MLS: Houston at FC Dallas, noon, ESPN2 Mexican: Pumas vs. Leon, 1 p.m., Ch. 23 MLS: L.A. Galaxy vs. Chivas USA, 4 p.m., Ch. 49 COLLEGE SOFTBALL East Carolina at UAB, 11 a.m., FSSW+ PRO TENNIS BNP Paribas Open, 2 p.m., ESPN2

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Former Texas track coach Bev Kearney is pictured in Austin after winning the 1998 NCAA outdoor championship. Kearney has filed race and gender discrimination complaints against the school with federal and state officials.


PRO BASKETBALL NBA D-League: Maine at Texas Legends, 3 p.m., WJJB-FM 96.3 NBA: Oklahoma City at Mavericks, 6:30 p.m., KESN-FM 103.3, KFLC-AM 1270 (Spanish) MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL SEC final, noon, KRLD-AM 1080 NCAA tournament selection show, 5 p.m., KRLD-FM 105.3 MOTOR SPORTS Sprint Cup: Food City 500, 11:30 a.m., KRLD-FM 105.3

Former UT coach files complaints of inequity

Women’s college golf

Mean Green finishes in tie for ninth TUCSON, Ariz. — McKenzie Ralston shot her second 1-under round of 71 for North Texas at the Mountain View Collegiate on Saturday. Ralston had the 12th-lowest round of the day and vaulted herself into a tie for 29th place. She finished the three-round tournament at 6-over 222. The Mean Green climbed a spot in the final round into a tie for ninth after shooting a 302. UNT’s Georgina Mundy and Brooke Bailey, who both struggled on the opening day, rebounded with rounds of 75 and 76, respectively. The two posted scores of 235 and finished in a tie for 63rd. Chaslyn Chrismer and Taylor Kilponen both had final rounds of 80. Chrismer finished in a tie for 47th with a score of 229, and Kilponen shot a 232 and was tied for 56th place. Texas Tech captured the team title by one stroke over San Jose State. North Texas returns to action Monday at the BYU at Entrada Classic. — From news reports

Pro golf

Lewis penalty aids Miyazato PHOENIX — Ai Miyazato regained control in the LPGA Founders Cup on Saturday, ending up with a bigger cushion than she expected after Stacy Lewis was penalized two strokes after the round. Making three birdies in a four-hole stretch on the back nine and saving par with a 12-foot putt on the finishing hole, Miyazato shot her second straight 5-under 67 after opening with a tournament-record 64. At 19-under 197, the diminutive Japanese star had a four-stroke lead over Stacy Lewis and Jee Young Lee. Lewis was penalized when it was ruled that caddie Travis Wilson tested the sand before Lewis played out of a bunker on the par-4 16th. That turned a 66 into a 68 and doubled her deficit. The penalty made the third-ranked Texan’s bid to take over the top spot in the world from Yani Tseng much more difficult today. Lewis would jump to No. 1 with a victory, as long as Tseng — tied for 63rd at 2 under after a 72 — finishes third or worse.

Frost leads Couples by one NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — David Frost maintained a one-stroke lead over Fred Couples in the Champions Tour’s Toshiba Classic, eagling the final hole Saturday for a 5-under 66. After opening with a 63, Frost had a 13-under 129 total. The South African made an 18-foot putt for the eagle on the par-5 18th, while Couples twoputted from 35 feet for birdie and a 66 of his own. Jim Gallagher Jr. was third at 8 under after a 68, and Scott Hoch (64), Jay Haas (66), Bob Tway (67) and D.A. Weibring (68) were another stroke back at Newport Beach Country Club. Hoch is making his second start after returning from left hand and wrist injuries.

Pro football

Spears agrees to deal with Ravens OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Former Cowboys defensive end Marcus Spears has agreed to a twoyear contract with the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens announced the move late Friday. Spears is expected to take a physical and sign the deal in the next few days. Although the Super Bowl champions have lost several key players during free agency, they’ve enhanced their defensive line by signing Chris Canty and Spears, who has 89 starts over his NFL career. Spears was drafted in the first round of the 2005 draft by the Cowboys.

Pro tennis

Del Potro upsets Djokovic INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Cracking winners off his forehand in key moments, Juan Martin del Potro defeated top-ranked Novak Djokovic 4-6, 64, 6-4 in the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday, handing the Serb his first loss in 21 matches dating to last October.

— The Associated Press

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUE BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Optioned RHP Dylan Bundy to Bowie (EL) and RHP Todd Redmond to Norfolk (IL). BOSTON RED SOX — Optioned C Daniel Butler and RHP Alex Wilson to Pawtucket (IL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Reassigned RHP Billy Buckner, RHP Robert Coello and OF Trent Oeltjen to their minor league camp. MINNESOTA TWINS — Optioned OF Oswaldo Arcia to Rochester (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES — Placed RHP Michael Pineda on the 60-day DL. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Released LHP Garrett Olson. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Optioned RHP Josh Lueke and OF Brandon Guyer to Durham (IL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Claimed RHP Guillermo Moscoso off waivers from Kansas City. NATIONAL LEAGUE CINCINNATI REDS — Optioned RHP Curtis Partch, IF Henry Rodriguez, 1B Neftali Soto and RHP Pedro Villarreal to Louisville (IL) and 1B/OF Donald Lutz to Pensacola (SL). MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Optioned RHP Hiram Burgos to Nashville (PCL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Optioned RHP Michael Blazek and RHP Eric Fornataro to Memphis (PCL). FOOTBALL NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE GREEN BAY PACKERS — Re-signed LB Robert Francois. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Re-signed CB Kyle Arrington and CB Aqib Talib. Signed S Adrian Wilson. Released WR Brandon Lloyd. NEW YORK GIANTS — Signed LB Dan Connor. NEW YORK JETS — Re-signed K Nick Folk. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed S Craig Dahl to a three-year contract. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Signed DE Michael Bennett. HOCKEY NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE CAROLINA HURRICANES — Claimed F Adam Hall off waivers from Tampa Bay. FLORIDA PANTHERS — Returned D Nolan Yonkman to San Antonio Rampage (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES — Activated F Vladimir Tarasenko off injured reserve. Placed F T.J. Oshie placed on injured reserve. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Recalled F Dana Tyrell from Syracuse (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Assigned D Cameron Schilling to Hershey (AHL). COLLEGE NORTHWESTERN — Fired men’s basketball coach Bill Carmody. TEXAS TECH — Retained interim men’s basketball coach Chris Walker. Fired men’s assistant basketball coaches Jeremy Cox and Bubba Jennings men’s basketball operations assistants Craig Wells and Jim Shaw and men’s basketball video production assistants Josh Mills and Derrick Jasper.

MOTOR SPORTS Food City 500 Lineup

NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES FRIDAY QUALIFYING; RACE TODAY AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY BRISTOL, TENN. LAP LENGTH: .533 MILES (CAR NUMBER IN PARENTHESES) 1. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 129.535. 2. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 128.995. 3. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 128.96. 4. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 128.528. 5. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 128.356. 6. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 128.288. 7. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 128.211. 8. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 128.005. 9. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 127.946. 10. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 127.877. 11. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 127.869. 12. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 127.852. 13. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 127.835. 14. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 127.792. 15. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 127.588. 16. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 127.512. 17. (42) Juan Montoya, Chevrolet, 127.47. 18. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 127.453. 19. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 127.393. 20. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 127.377. 21. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 127.36. 22. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 127.36. 23. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 127.3. 24. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 127.258. 25. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, 127.132. 26. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 126.595. 27. (95) Scott Speed, Ford, 126.578. 28. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 126.528. 29. (51) A J Allmendinger, Chevy, 126.42. 30. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 126.403. 31. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 126.237. 32. (88) Dale Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 125.947

33. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 125.848. 34. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 125.74. 35. (36) J.J.Yeley, Chevrolet, 125.732. 36. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 125.708. 37. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, owner points 38. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, owner points 39. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, owner points 40. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, owner points 41. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevy, owner points 42. (33) Landon Cassill, Chevy, owner points 43. (32) Terry Labonte, Ford, owner points FAILED TO QUALIFY 44. (44) Scott Riggs, Ford, 124.452.

Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 300 Results

NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES SATURDAY AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY BRISTOL, TENN. LAP LENGTH: .533 MILES (START POSITION IN PARENTHESES) 1. (13) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 300 laps, $51,450 2. (12) Kyle Larson, Chevy, 300, $46,634. 3. (14) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 300, $28,800. 4. (3) Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, 300, $32,416. 5. (7) Kevin Harvick, Chevy, 300, $25,575. 6. (4) Regan Smith, Chevy, 300, $21,900. 7. (11) Chris Buescher, Ford, 300, $21,535. 8. (1) Justin Allgaier, Chevy, 300, $31,461. 9. (16) Parker Kligerman, Toy., 300, $27,841 10. (8) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 300, $28,766. 11. (2) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 300, $27,291. 12. (10) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 300, $27,191. 13. (9) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 300, $27,091. 14. (15) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 300, $27,041. 15. (6) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 299, $20,850. 16. (18) Travis Pastrana, Ford, 299, $27,541. 17. (34) John Wes Townley, Toy., 299, $20,200 18. (17) Reed Sorenson, Ford, 299, $26,816. 19. (26) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 298, $26,716. 20. (29) Scott Riggs, Ford, 298, $27,341. 21. (24) Eric McClure, Toyota, 296, $26,591 22. (27) Brad Sweet, Chevrolet, 296, $26,541 23. (33) Mike Wallace, Chevy, 296, $26,491. 24. (20) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 293, $26,441 25. (39) Blake Koch, Toyota, 292, $26,866. 26. (31) Dexter Stacey, Ford, 292, $19,650. 27. (37) R. Richardson Jr., Chv., 291, $26,266 28. (36) Mike Harmon, Chevy, 285, $26,191. 29. (38) Brad Teague, Toyota, 271, $26,141. 30. (35) Jason White, Toyota, accident, 261, $25,891. 31. (25) Hal Martin, Toyota, accident, 158, $25,386. 32. (30) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Ford, accident, 157, $25,251. 33. (22) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, accident, 122, $25,136. 34. (19) Nelson Piquet Jr., Chevrolet, accident, 104, $25,101. 35. (32) Jamie Dick, Chevrolet, accident, 102, $18,405. 36. (5) Elliott Sadler, Toyota, engine, 85, $24,691. 37. (28) Jeff Green, Toyota, vibration, 38, $16,990. 38. (21) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, vibration, 7, $16,931. 39. (23) Chase Miller, Chevrolet, ignition, 7, $16,830. 40. (40) Michael McDowell, Toyota, handling, 2, $16,805. RACE STATISTICS Average Speed of Winner: 81.872 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 57 min., 11 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.023 seconds. Caution Flags: 8 for 54 laps. Lead Changes: 5 among 5 drivers.

POINTS LEADERS 1. S.Hornish Jr., 167; 2. J.Allgaier, 145; 3. B.Scott, 142; 4. R.Smith, 141; 5. B.Vickers, 137; 6. A.Dillon, 133; 7. T.Bayne, 128; 8. A.Bowman, 120; 9. K.Larson, 118; 10. E.Sadler, 116.

SOCCER Major League Soccer

SATURDAY’S RESULTS New York 0, D.C. United 0 Sporting Kansas City 0, Chicago 0 Montreal 2, Toronto FC 1 Philadelphia 1, New England 0 Columbus 1, San Jose 1 Real Salt Lake 1, Colorado 1 Seattle FC 1, Portland 1 TODAY’S GAMES FC Dallas vs. Houston Los Angeles vs. Chivas USA

HOCKEY National Hockey League

EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION GP W L OT Pts GF Pittsburgh 29 21 8 0 42 106 New Jersey 29 13 10 6 32 72 N.Y. Islanders 28 13 12 3 29 83 N.Y. Rangers 27 13 12 2 28 65 Philadelphia 29 13 15 1 27 79

GA 79 81 91 67 88

NORTHEAST DIVISION GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 28 19 5 4 42 90 70 Boston 26 19 4 3 41 80 55 Ottawa 28 14 8 6 34 68 61 Toronto 29 15 12 2 32 86 83 Buffalo 28 10 14 4 24 73 88 SOUTHEAST DIVISION GP W L OT Pts GF GA Winnipeg 28 15 11 2 32 76 81 Carolina 27 15 11 1 31 82 76 Tampa Bay 28 12 15 1 25 92 84 Washington 27 11 15 1 23 73 82 Florida 29 7 16 6 20 70 109 WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 28 23 2 3 49 95 60 St. Louis 28 16 10 2 34 85 80 Detroit 28 13 10 5 31 73 73 Columbus 29 11 12 6 28 64 76 Nashville 28 11 11 6 28 65 74 NORTHWEST DIVISION GP W L OT Pts GF GA Minnesota 27 15 10 2 32 70 68 Vancouver 26 13 7 6 32 75 72 Calgary 26 11 11 4 26 75 87 Edmonton 27 10 11 6 26 66 79 Colorado 27 10 13 4 24 69 84 PACIFIC DIVISION GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 27 20 3 4 44 90 66 Los Angeles 26 14 10 2 30 76 69 Phoenix 28 13 11 4 30 77 78 San Jose 26 12 8 6 30 62 64 Dallas 27 12 12 3 27 69 81 NOTE: Two points for win, one for OT loss. FRIDAY’S LATE RESULTS Calgary 6, Nashville 3 Detroit 3, Edmonton 2, OT SATURDAY’S RESULTS Winnipeg 5, Toronto 4, SO Columbus 1, Phoenix 0, SO Boston 4, Washington 1 Pittsburgh 3, N.Y. Rangers 0 Ottawa 4, Buffalo 3, OT Minnesota 6, Colorado 4 Montreal 2, New Jersey 1 Tampa Bay 4, Carolina 1 N.Y. Islanders 4, Florida 3 St. Louis 2, Anaheim 1, OT Chicago 8, Dallas 1 Detroit at Vancouver, late San Jose at Los Angeles, late TODAY’S GAMES Boston at Pittsburgh, 11:30 a.m. Winnipeg at Ottawa, 4 p.m. Buffalo at Washington, 6 p.m. Nashville at Edmonton, 7 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB New York 38 25 .603 — Brooklyn 38 27 .585 1 Boston 36 29 .554 3 Toronto 26 40 .394 13 1/2 Philadelphia 25 40 .385 14 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Miami 50 14 .781 — Atlanta 36 29 .554 14 1/2 Washington 23 42 .354 27 1/2 Orlando 18 48 .273 33 Charlotte 14 52 .212 37 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB Indiana 40 26 .606 — Chicago 36 29 .554 3 1/2 Milwaukee 32 32 .500 7 Detroit 23 44 .343 17 1/2 Cleveland 22 44 .333 18 WESTERN CONFERENCE SOUTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB x-San Antonio 51 16 .761 — Memphis 44 20 .688 5 1/2 Houston 36 30 .545 14 1/2 Dallas 31 34 .477 19 New Orleans 22 44 .333 28 1/2 NORTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB x-Oklahoma City 49 17 .742 — Denver 45 22 .672 4 1/2 Utah 33 32 .508 15 1/2 Portland 30 34 .469 18 Minnesota 22 41 .349 25 1/2 PACIFIC DIVISION W L PCT GB L.A. Clippers 45 21 .682 — Golden State 37 30 .552 8 1/2 L.A. Lakers 35 32 .522 10 1/2 Sacramento 23 43 .348 22 Phoenix 22 45 .328 23 1/2 x-clinched playoff spot FRIDAY’S LATE RESULTS Denver 87, Memphis 80 Chicago 113, Golden State 95 SATURDAY’S RESULTS Washington 127, Phoenix 105 Boston 105, Charlotte 88 Philadelphia 98, Indiana 91

San Antonio 119, Cleveland 113 Detroit at Portland, late Memphis at Utah, late TODAY’S GAMES Orlando at Milwaukee, noon Miami at Toronto, noon New York at L.A. Clippers, 2:30 p.m. Golden State at Houston, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Atlanta at Brooklyn, 7 p.m. Sacramento at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m.



HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Muenster at Ponder, 6:30 p.m. HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL Liberty Christian at Addison Trinity, 5 p.m.


HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Liberty Christian at Dallas Bishop Dunne, 4:30 p.m. Bridgeport at Krum, 5:30 p.m. (DH) Ryan at Lewisville, 7 p.m. Argyle at Sanger, 7 p.m. Gunter at Pilot Point, 7 p.m. Aubrey at Frisco Lone Star, 7 p.m. Fort Worth Brewer at Denton, 7:30 p.m. Guyer at Lake Dallas, 7:30 p.m. HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL Fort Worth Nolan at Liberty Christian, 5 p.m.

Associated Press

BNP Paribas Open

AT INDIAN WELLS TENNIS GARDEN INDIAN WELLS, CALIF. PURSE: MEN: $6.05 MILLION; WOMEN: 6.02 MILLION SURFACE: HARD-OUTDOOR SINGLES MEN SEMIFINALS Rafael Nadal (5), Spain, def. Tomas Berdych (6), Czech Republic, 6-4, 7-5. Juan Martin del Potro (7), Argentina, def. Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

GOLF PGA Tampa Bay

AT INNISBROOK RESORT COPPERHEAD COURSE PALM HARBOR, FLA. PURSE: $5.5 MILLION YARDAGE: 7,340; PAR: 71 THIRD ROUND Kevin Streelman 73-69-65 — 207 Justin Leonard 71-69-67 — 207 George Coetzee 71-68-68 — 207 Jim Furyk 72-69-67 — 208 Ben Kohles 72-67-69 — 208 Greg Chalmers 71-68-69 — 208 Tag Ridings 68-70-70 — 208 Luke Donald 70-72-67 — 209 Bryce Molder 72-69-68 — 209 Jordan Spieth 72-68-69 — 209 Brian Harman 67-70-72 — 209 Shawn Stefani 65-70-74 — 209 Roberto Castro 69-73-68 — 210 Justin Hicks 70-71-69 — 210 Sergio Garcia 71-67-72 — 210 Harris English 68-69-73 — 210 Jimmy Walker 73-68-70 — 211 Cameron Tringale 71-70-70 — 211 Matt Kuchar 72-68-71 — 211 Jason Dufner 71-66-74 — 211 Stewart Cink 76-68-68 — 212 Rory Sabbatini 73-71-68 — 212 Robert Streb 73-70-69 — 212 Stephen Ames 72-71-69 — 212 Dicky Pride 69-73-70 — 212 Nick Watney 70-72-70 — 212 Pat Perez 71-71-70 — 212 Scott Langley 72-70-70 — 212 Erik Compton 75-65-72 — 212 James Driscoll 74-66-72 — 212 Scott Brown 70-70-72 — 212 Peter Tomasulo 69-68-75 — 212 K.J. Choi 69-67-76 — 212 Adam Scott 70-66-76 — 212 Lucas Glover 69-74-70 — 213 Webb Simpson 73-69-71 — 213 Boo Weekley 72-70-71 — 213 Ryan Palmer 71-70-72 — 213 Brian Davis 71-69-73 — 213 Jerry Kelly 70-70-73 — 213 Jeff Overton 72-72-70 — 214 George McNeill 72-72-70 — 214 Chez Reavie 69-75-70 — 214 Graham DeLaet 73-71-70 — 214 David Lingmerth 74-70-70 — 214 Charlie Wi 71-72-71 — 214 Sang-Moon Bae 73-70-71 — 214 Vijay Singh 69-73-72 — 214 Tim Herron 71-71-72 — 214 John Rollins 76-68-71 — 215 John Mallinger 74-70-71 — 215 Robert Garrigus 72-71-72 — 215 Aaron Baddeley 72-71-72 — 215 Troy Kelly 72-70-73 — 215 Martin Flores 73-69-73 — 215 Marc Leishman 70-70-75 — 215 Brendon de Jonge 71-73-72 — 216 J.J. Henry 70-74-72 — 216 Jesper Parnevik 72-72-72 — 216 Jonas Blixt 75-69-72 — 216 Chris Stroud 75-67-74 — 216 Stuart Appleby 74-68-74 — 216 Sean O'Hair 73-68-75 — 216 Martin Laird 73-71-73 — 217 Brian Stuard 75-68-74 — 217 Brendan Steele 68-75-74 — 217 Colt Knost 71-72-74 — 217 Billy Horschel 70-73-74 — 217 Jason Day 70-72-75 — 217 Geoff Ogilvy 69-72-76 — 217 Richard H. Lee 72-72-74 — 218 Daniel Summerhays 71-73-74 — 218 Angel Cabrera 74-69-75 — 218 Trevor Immelman 70-73-75 — 218 Charley Hoffman 71-70-77 — 218 Josh Teater 74-69-77 — 220 Troy Matteson 71-72-77 — 220

UPCOMING LOCAL SCHEDULE MEN’S COLLEGE GOLF UNT at Schenkel Invitational, Statesboro, Ga. COLLEGE SOFTBALL Troy at UNT, noon WOMEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS UNT at Louisiana-Lafayette, La., 11 a.m.

By Jim Vertuno


Argyle at Sanger, 5:30 p.m. Aubrey at Frisco Lone Star, 5:30 p.m. Denton at Azle, 6:30 p.m. Lake Dallas at Wichita Falls, 7 p.m. Flower Mound Marcus at Ryan, 7:30 p.m. BOYS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Guyer at Lake Dallas, 7 p.m. Ryan at Coppell, 7:30 p.m. Denton at Argyle, 7:30 p.m. GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Denton at Argyle, 5:30 p.m. Lake Dallas at Guyer, 7 p.m. Coppell at Ryan, 7:30 p.m.

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AUSTIN — Former University of Texas women’s track coach Bev Kearney has filed race and gender discrimination complaints against the school with federal and state officials, the first step toward her pursuing a lawsuit.

Colleges Big 12: Texas

Kearney, who is black, filed complaints Tuesday with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Texas Workforce Commission. By law, those agencies must have the case for 180 days before she can sue. Kearney resigned Jan. 5 as Texas prepared to fire her for an inappropriate relationship with one of her athletes in 2002. Texas later revealed that assistant football coach Major Applewhite, who is white, was allowed to keep his job after having an inappropriate relationship with a student trainer on a bowl Applewhite trip in 2008. Applewhite was reprimanded in 2009 by athletic director DeLoss Dodds and his pay was frozen for a year. University officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment Saturday. “We think there is a double standard at the University of Texas, giving men the opportunity to engage in inappropriate relationships without fear of being caught or punished,” Kearney attorney Derek Howard said Saturday. Howard said more details on Kearney’s complaints would be released Monday. Kearney, who was hired at Texas in 1993, won six national championships with the Longhorns. She had been recommended for a large raise until the relationship was reported to the school in October and she was suspended in November. Although Kearney and the school described the relationship as consensual, Patti Ohlendorf, Texas vice president for legal affairs, said in January the school could not condone a coach having a relationship with an athlete, saying it “crosses the line of trust placed in the head coach for all aspects of the athletic program and the best interests of the student athletes on the team.” School officials have said they don’t believe Kearney had any similar relationships with other student athletes. In Applewhite’s case, his relationship with the student trainer wasn’t publicly revealed until 2013. According to a 2009 document in his personnel file released by the school last month, Applewhite was ordered by Dodds to undergo counseling and warned that a repeat offense would have more serious consequences. Applewhite, a former Texas quarterback, was the Longhorns’ running backs coach and in his first season with the team in 2008 when Texas went the Fiesta Bowl in 2008. He is now Texas’ offensive coordinator. Applewhite has said the relationship was a “one-time” occurrence.


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Sunday, March 17, 2013


Mean Green splits with Troy By Brett Vito

Staff Writer

Denton Record-Chronicle/David Minton

TWU infielder Sarah Wittenburg, right, makes a running toss to Kendra Sancet, left, for an out at first base as Abilene Christian’s Keanna Winkfield runs toward the bag Saturday at Pioneer Field.

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Kelly’s game-tying triple primed TWU for its second comeback of the series, and Readicker smashed a 2-1 pitch to left field off Caityln Crain, who was victimized in the seventh inning of Friday’s 8-7 decision, for her sixth home run of the season. “We needed it, because we are just playing home run ball at this point,” Bruister said. “It’s 2-2 and we knew the wind was blowing out. If we put one good swing on one, we’ve got this thing. The pitcher left one over the plate, and she made her pay for it.” After picking up her teamleading 10th win of the season Friday, Brandie Lander (11-3) earned her second victory over the Wildcats, striking out seven while allowing one earned run on six hits. Lander worked around a leadoff walk in the top of the seventh, and the Pioneers won the series. “She was outstanding,” Bruister said. “She was hitting her spots, keeping the ball down and she had her rise ball working today, which was good because she made the hitters look up and down. It’s tough coming out with all the emotion from last night, and now you know you have to win to win the series and you’re the starting pitcher. She took that closer mentality into the sev-

enth inning and turned it up a notch.” The Wildcats (16-14, 2-4) played with a renewed defensive spirit in the opener, shutting out the Pioneers in five innings for their first conference loss. Crain, with an ACU-high eight wins, struck out six and allowed just two hits — doubles by Kelly and Hines. Led by Sara Vaughn’s 3-for3, four-RBI performance, Abilene Christian scored in each of the first four innings, exploding with six runs in the fourth. That happened despite losing Courtney Flanary, the team’s leading home run hitter, after she suffered a lower-body injury while celebrating her goahead three-run homer in the sixth inning Friday. After Vaughn’s RBI single in the first, Fitzgerald’s home run in the second made it 2-0. Vaughn added another single in the third to drive home Lyndi Smith, who reached on a double off Sarah Wittenburg’s glove. In the fourth, the Wildcats ripped the game wide open with six runs on five hits and an error. Keanna Winkfield’s RBI single off Wittenburg’s glove started the scoring, and Hines got two batters to ground out. Madison Buckley’s single through the right side of the infield gave the Wildcats a 5-0 lead while also chasing Hines (8-2) from the game in favor of Karissa Hartwig.

The pitching change didn’t keep Vaughn from sending a bases-loaded single to right field for a 7-0 lead. Cara Hoovers’ infield popup bounced off Kendra Sancet’s glove as she collided with Wittenburg, allowing two unearned runs to score. Despite suffering their first home loss, Bruister said the Pioneers reached their goal of winning the series. “We gave ourselves that opportunity on Friday night by winning the first game, and I told them after the first game today, ‘It’s over, don’t worry about it,’” Bruister said. “When you play 50-something games, you’re going to have a bad one. We got all that mess out of our system and came back and played great softball in the second game.” The Pioneers will return to action at 2 p.m. Friday in Lawton, Okla., when they begin a three-game series with Cameron. PATRICK HAYSLIP can be reached at 940-566-6873. His e-mail address is phayslip@ Abilene Christian 9, TWU 0

Abilene Christian 111 60 — 9 10 0 TWU 000 00 — 0 2 1 WP — Caitlyn Crain (8-6). LP — Katie Hines (8-2). 2B — A: Keanna Winkfield, Lyndi Smith. T: Lizzy Kelly, Hines. HR — A: Taylor Fitzgerald.

TWU 3, Abilene Christian 2

Abilene Christian 020 000 0 — 2 6 2 TWU 000 021 x — 3 6 1 WP — Brandie Lander (11-3). LP — Crain (8-7). 2B — A: Heather Peacock. 3B — T: Kelly. HR — T: Jordan Readicker, Haley Colwell.

Blackhawks dominate Stars 8-1

DALLAS — Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa each scored twice in leading the Chicago Blackhawks to an 8-1 rout of the Stars on Saturday night. Nick Leddy and Patrick Kane each had a goal and two assists as eight Blackhawks scored two or more points and Chicago boosted its road record to 12-1-2 with a dominant win on the second stop of a fourgame road trip. Corey Crawford made 18 saves for his 13th victory. Johnny Oduya and Duncan Keith had the Blackhawks’ other goals. Defenseman Trevor Daley scored for the Stars, who have been outscored 16-3 in losing


four straight (0-3-1). The Stars will play nine of their next 11 at home, where they have lost three in a row and are 2-5-1 in their last nine. The return of offensive catalyst Jamie Benn, who missed two games with a wrist injury, wasn’t enough to help the Stars, although he assisted on Dallas only goal, feeding Daley for a one-timer on a power play at 6:30 of the third period to spoil Crawford’s shutout bid. Kari Lehtonen took the loss in goal for Dallas, surrendering four goals on 17 shots before he was pulled midway through the

second period. Richard Bachman made 13 saves in relief. Toews struck twice within 1:35 to propel Chicago to a 2-0 lead in the first period and the Blackhawks never looked back. At 9:05, Toews cruised through the top of the crease and his nifty deflection of Leddy’s slap shot from the left point beat Lehtonen. Two minutes after Daley snapped the shutout in the third period, another Dallas goal was wiped out when Eric Nystrom’s wrist shot found its way over Crawford’s shoulder, but the officials ruled that Vernon Fiddler interfered with Crawford on the play.

had just three assists while going 6 of 27 from the field. Kansas State actually struck first, pulling ahead 11-8 on a 3pointer by Martavious Irving with 11:44 remaining in the half. But the Jayhawks buckled down on defense and the Wildcats didn’t make another field goal until Rodriguez rattled in a deep 3 with 1:25 left on the clock. Meanwhile, Elijah Johnson and Tharpe each hit 3-pointers

during a 14-2 run by the Jayhawks, and a bucket by Kevin Young in the closing seconds made it 24-16 at the break. It was Kansas State’s lowestscoring half this season, and the second-lowest by Kansas. McGruder, who scored 24 points in a quarterfinal win over Texas and 24 in the semifinals against Oklahoma State, had four points on 2-of-9 shooting in the first half.

Chicago 8, Dallas 1

Taylor Schoblocher watched carefully as Troy pitcher Rachel Rigney worked her way through the North Texas lineup on Saturday at Lovelace Field. What the freshman learned helped the Mean Green salvage a spit in the first two games of a Sun Belt Conference series. Schoblocher came to the plate to pinch hit in the bottom of the sixth inning and delivered the key blow in a sevenrun rally, a towering three-run homer to left field that gave UNT an 8-6 win in the second game of the day. The rally provided some symmetry to a doubleheader that began with Troy posting a huge inning of its own — a sixrun seventh — that gave the Trojans a 10-8 win in the opening game of the series that will conclude with a single game today at noon. “It was a big comeback for us in the second game,” said UNT second baseman Brooke Foster, who had five hits on the day. “This series was a must win. We are supposed to win this series. We have to.” Schoblocher put UNT (1312, 2-2 SBC) in the position to do just that when she came to bat in the sixth inning of the second game with the Mean Green trailing 6-5 with two outs.

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“I knew from watching the rest of the game that her first pitches were typically strikes,” Schoblocher said. “I wanted to jump on it. I was excited and wanted to help my team. It was nerve-racking watching us get down. I wanted to do something big.” Schoblocher did just that with her home run to cap an inning when seemingly everyone UNT sent to the plate did something positive. The Mean Green posted seven hits and capitalized on two errors. It was just that type of inning that sunk UNT in the first game. The Mean Green had a 5-0 lead after two innings and was up 8-4 heading into the top of the seventh before Troy (12-17, 2-2) caught fire. The Trojans scored six runs on four hits and two walks while facing three different UNT pitchers. “There were two or three little dunks and dinks, so we scooted in a little bit and they started hitting them off the wall,” UNT head coach T.J. Hubbard said. “We scooted back again and then they started falling in front of us. They found the holes in that last inning.” The key blow came when

Troy second baseman Chandler Griffin clubbed a shot to deep center field that sailed over the head of Paige Kisling, scoring three runs and putting the Trojans up for good. The hit was a tough blow for UNT, which appeared as if it might be swept when Troy ran out to a 6-0 lead in the second game. UNT came back with a big inning of its own, thanks largely to Schoblocher and picked up some confidence along the way. “That last inning for us was an eye-opener,” Hubbard said. “It showed what we are capable of doing. We have not had that big a comeback this year. This could be a confidence builder for us. There are times we are going to be down. This shows that we can respond.” BRETT VITO can be reached at 940-566-6870. His e-mail address is bvito@dentonrc. com. Troy 10, North Texas 8

Troy 000 211 6 — 10 13 3 North Texas 230 030 0 — 8 9 1 WP — Michaela Hamilton (2-3). LP — Lauren Poole (04). 2B — Troy: Chandler Griffin 2, Hannah Renn, Chelsea Eytel; UNT: Brooke Foster, Jordan Terry 2, Bryana Wade. HR — Troy: Griffin, Keelie Housley; UNT: Foster.

North Texas 8, Troy 6

Troy 015 000 0 — 6 10 4 North Texas 000 107 x — 8 11 1 WP — Poole (1-4). LP — Rachel Rigney (6-8). 2B — Troy: Renn, Kacie McAllister, Amanda Winters, Taylor Smart 2; UNT: Foster. HR — UNT: Taylor Schoblocher, Karly Williams. Records — UNT 13-12, 2-2;Troy 12-17 22.

Badgers knock off No. 3 Hoosiers

By The Associated Press

CHICAGO — Ryan Evans scored 16 points to help No. 22 Wisconsin upset No. 3 Indiana 68-56 in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament Saturday. The Badgers allowed only seven points after the top-seeded Hoosiers pulled within one with 9:45 left. They earned their 12th consecutive win against Indiana, tying a record for any school against the powerhouse program, and will play Ohio State in today’s final. Ben Brust added 12 points for Wisconsin (23-10), which has won three straight and six of eight. Sam Dekker scored nine of his 11 points in the second half, including seven in a row during one impressive burst. Christian Watford scored 14 points for Indiana (27-6), and Cody Zeller had 13 points and 11 rebounds.

No. 4 Louisville 78, No. 19 Syracuse 61

NEW YORK — Peyton Siva had 11 points and eight assists to lead Louisville to its second straight Big East tournament title. The Cardinals got their third title by overcoming a 16-point deficit in the second half — almost double the previous record in a championship game — and they kept pouring it on once they got the lead, going ahead by as many as 18 points. Second-seeded Louisville (29-5) won its 10th straight game with its defense.

No. 10 Ohio State 61, No. 8 Michigan State 58

CHICAGO — Aaron Craft came on strong in the second half to finish with 20 points and lead Ohio State to the Big Ten tournament final. Craft keyed a seven-point spurt midway through the second half that stretched the lead to eight at 55-47, and the Buckeyes (25-7) came away with the win after Michigan State (25-8) pulled within one. The victory avenged a loss in last year’s championship game

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Durand Scott scored a careerhigh 32 points to help Miami earn its first trip to the ACC championship game. Shane Larkin added 23 for the top-seeded Hurricanes (266), who led the entire way and by 19 points late in the first half. Miami shot 46 percent behind Scott, a senior guard who went 12 for 18 from the field and 5 for 8 from 3-point range.

No. 13 Florida 61, Alabama 51

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kenny Boynton scored 11 straight points during a 15-0 second-half run as Florida rallied from 10 points down to advance to the SEC tournament title game. The top-seeded Gators (266) will face Mississippi. Alabama (21-12), the tournament’s No. 4 seed, will spend today waiting to learn its fate from the NCAA tournament selection committee.

No. 15 New Mexico 63, UNLV 56

LAS VEGAS — Tony Snell scored 13 straight points for New Mexico during a secondhalf run as the Lobos pulled away late and added the Mountain West tournament title to their regular season crown. Snell carried New Mexico (29-5) down the stretch, making three 3-pointers and adding a pair of field goals as the Lobos took over in the last 8 minutes of the game to win the conference title.

including the go-ahead 3pointer in the second overtime, lifting Memphis to its seventh Conference USA tournament title in the past eight years. Crawford, the league’s Sixth Man of the Year, connected on a 3-pointer from the left wing to put the top-seeded Tigers (30-4) up 78-76 with 2:44 remaining. He also had a jumper and a pair of free throws in a 9-0 run by Memphis soon after that finally put the game away.

No. 25 VCU 71, Massachusetts 62

NEW YORK — Troy Daniels made six 3-pointers to score 20 points, and VCU advanced to the Atlantic 10 tournament title game in its first season in the conference. The Rams will face top-seeded Saint Louis today.

Northwestern State 68, Stephen F. Austin 66

KATY — Shamir Davis scored 19 points, DeQuan Hicks added 13 points and made the last-second steal that clinched Northwestern State’s 68-66 win over Stephen F. Austin in the Southland Conference championship game. The Demons (23-8) earned their first automatic NCAA tournament berth since 2006 and the third overall. Davis was named the tournament’s most valuable player. Desmond Haymon scored 23 points and Taylor Smith had 16 points and 14 rebounds for Stephen F. Austin (27-4).

Southern 45, Prairie View 44

No. 9 Miami (Fla.) 81, N.C. State 71

TULSA, Okla. — Chris Crawford scored 23 points,

GARLAND — Derick Beltran had 13 points with a late steal and breakaway layup, and Southern got its first NCAA tournament berth since 2006 with a 45-44 victory over Prairie View in the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament championship game. Beltran’s big play with 1:41 left made it 45-38. The Jaguars (23-9) then held on despite some late turnovers and a wild game-ending play that left the top scorers from both teams on the floor.

Ben McLemore, the Jayhawks’ star freshman, was scoreless after missing three 3pointers. The Wildcats finally got into a rhythm early in the second half, and a put-back off McGruder’s miss by big Thomas Gipson got them to 28-25. But that’s when Kansas once against clamped down on defense, and the result was another 12-3 to seize control.

Young started it with a bucket around the rim, Tharpe hit an open 3-pointer and then made a nice feed to Travis Releford for a dunk. A few minutes later, Tharpe hit another 3-pointer to give the Jayhawks a 43-31 and force an incensed Kansas State coach Bruce Weber to call timeout. Kansas stretched its lead to 60-46 on a 3-pointer by Ellis, who scored a career-high 23

points in a semifinal win over Iowa State, and 65-48 on a three-point play by Withey. The Wildcats never could get the lead under 10 the rest of the way as Kansas improved to 9-1 in Big 12 tournament title games. The Jayhawks also improved to 6-0 this season at Sprint Center, which just so happens to be a host site for the NCAA tournament next weekend.

No. 16 Saint Louis 67, Butler 56

NEW YORK — Dwayne Evans nearly set a career high in points for the second straight game, and Saint Louis’ defense locked down Butler in the second half to advance to its first Atlantic 10 title game.

No. 20 Memphis 91, Southern Miss 79 (2OT)

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their tuxedo and wedding dress — though Faith ditched her heels for a pair of flats. They were treated to a first half that would have made Bill Snyder and Charlie Weis proud. Two of the best defensive teams in the country, Kansas and Kansas State made more blocks and tackles than layups and jump shots over the first 20 minutes. Both teams committed nine turnovers, and the Wildcats


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Hamlin fine puts spotlight on Long’s plight By Jenna Fryer

AP Auto Racing Writer

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Denny Hamlin’s recent refusal to pay his $25,000 fine has reawakened the plight of Carl Long, a driver who lacks the financial resources to settle his debt with NASCAR. Long’s career as a Sprint Cup Series driver essentially ended when his independent team was penalized for having an illegal engine at the 2009 AllStar race. Long’s crew chief was fined $200,000, an amount he was unable to pay. Under NASCAR rules, the fine was reverted to the car owner, which was Long’s wife, DeeDee. Unable to drive until the fine is paid, Long was still able to work in the Sprint Cup

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Series garage because his wife technically was responsible for settling the debt. But last year, Long said, NASCAR transferred the fine to his name and he’s no longer allowed inside the Cup garage. “Last year at Daytona, they issued me as the driver the fine, and I couldn’t pay $200,000, so I was escorted out of the Cup garage,” Long said at Bristol Motor Speedway. “NASCAR basically let me know that anybody on the crew roster could be held responsible for the fine, all the way down to the tire guy. Anybody on the crew roster,

they can leverage the fine against him, no matter who. Actually, no matter what, if you are signed in on a crew roster, you are hanging by a thread.” Long is allowed to work in NASCAR in any other series, and he’s currently a jack of all trades for Rick Ware Racing in the Nationwide Series. He’s also a part-time Nationwide driver, and has made 37 starts since the All-Star incident. But he said he’s clearing just over $35,000 a year after paying all his expenses, which means he’ll likely never be back in a Sprint Cup car because he lacks the means to clear his debt with NASCAR. “People keep seeing me here and they’re like, ‘Did NASCAR

just drop it and wipe it under [the rug?]’” Long said. “They’ve been pretty strong about their [feeling] that, ‘You owe us money.’” Hamlin was fined $25,000 last week for criticizing NASCAR’s new car and angrily said he’ll be suspended before he’ll pay. He’s since said he won’t appeal the fine and has no intention of writing a check, and NASCAR has indicated it will garnish the money from Hamlin’s race winnings. Long could have gone a similar route but wasn’t a full-time Cup racer and didn’t have the money to go to the track just to work off his debt. Plus, it would have taken him years to pay off $200,000.

“The fact is, regardless, [Hamlin] can pay the $25,000 and keep going,” Long said. “It’s like us losing $100.” Long remains upbeat about his situation and even has a marketing plan he believes could get him back into the Sprint Cup Series someday if he could convince a sponsor his idea is a good one. “The first thing that I tell them is, ‘Look, you give me a million and a half dollars, 2 million dollars to run the Nationwide Series and run a couple of Cup races, and the first thing we’ll do is we’ll take $200,000, make a press release, give the NASCAR Foundation a $200,000 check and you’ll make all the sports

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Harrison, Kershaw sharp in spring duel By The Associated Press

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Clayton Kershaw gave his manager a scare. Kershaw was hit in the left Achilles tendon by a hard hit ball off David Murphy’s bat in the fourth inning of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 4-0 loss to a Rangers split squad on Saturday. “I might be a little sore tomorrow, but it’s fine,” he said. “It’s one of those things that will get worse if you don’t do stuff and if you sit around. You might as well finish out your outing. I’ll ice it.” He sure was fine on the mound, giving up two singles in six scoreless innings. The 2011 NL Cy Young Award winner struck out six and walked none. But immediately after he departed, the Rangers scored four runs off Brandon League. Manager Don Mattingly said he is not concerned “at this point” about Kershaw’s foot. Kershaw did not allow another base runner after Murphy’s hit and threw 47 strikes in 70 pitches. “Obviously, you hate to see something like that happen, especially in a spring training game to a player of that caliber,” Murphy said. “I was hoping, as much as they were, that he was fine. He looked fine after he stayed in.” Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison, an 18-game winner and an All-Star last year, held the Dodgers to only Alfredo Amezaga’s single to lead off the game, in five innings. “A real good pitching duel,” Murphy said. “I think you saw two aces at their best today.

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Kershaw, we don’t see him much being in the American League, but he was as advertised today. And Harrison was just as good. It’s fun when you can move through the early part of the game quickly and the pitchers do their thing and we can put some runs on the board late and get a win.” Murphy homered on League’s second pitch to start a four-run seventh. Rangers right-hander Kyle McClellan, a non-roster invitee, was scratched from a start today with a strained right lat muscle and won’t resume a throwing program for three to four weeks. McClellan is expected to miss the first month of the season.

Cubs (ss) 5, Rangers (ss) 1

LAS VEGAS — The hard work is paying off for Jeff Samardzija. Samardzija scattered three hits over five scoreless innings for the Chicago Cubs in a 5-1 victory over a Rangers split squad. Samardzija (2-0) struck out three and walked one. After allowing a leadoff single to Elvis Andrus in the first, Samardzija retired the next eight Rangers in a row. The Rangers narrowed the Cubs’ lead to 5-1 in the sixth when Craig Gentry opened with a triple and scored on Mitch Moreland’s groundout. Losing pitcher Nick Tepesch allowed five hits, struck out two and walked one over five innings.

By Jenna Fryer

AP Auto Racing Writer

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Kyle Larson’s first chance to get a big win in NASCAR ended with him claiming a controversial victory.

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North Texas sophomore forward Tony Mitchell (13) dribbles the ball against Arkansas State on Feb. 28 as teammate Alzee Williams, left, follows at the Super Pit.

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becoming eligible at the semester break. Mitchell failed to meet NCAA eligibility requirements after signing with Missouri and enrolled at UNT on Jan. 26, 2011. Mitchell spent nearly a year at UNT taking classes before becoming eligible at the start of the spring 2012 semester. Despite not being able to practice until he became eligible and missing the first nine games of the season, Mitchell was named the Sun Belt Freshman of the Year in addition to being a first-team allleague pick. Mitchell briefly considered declaring for the NBA draft before electing to return to UNT. Jones left to take over at LSU after Mitchell decided to return to Denton.

Mitchell participated in the Amare Stoudemire and LeBron James skills academies for top NBA prospects after his freshman season and was expected to improve dramatically as a sophomore. Mitchell was brilliant at times and disappeared at others. He scored 29 points and grabbed 15 rebounds against Troy but went scoreless while taking just three shots in a loss to Florida International. UNT struggled along with Mitchell and finished fourth in the five-team Sun Belt West Division after being a unanimous pick to win the division in the league’s preseason coaches poll. UNT had hoped to turn its season around in the Sun Belt tournament but was blown out 77-55 in the first round by ULL. Mitchell took just seven shots in that game and finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

He averaged 13.0 points and 8.5 rebounds per game as a sophomore while playing for a team that lost three key players to season-ending injuries: forward Justin Patton and top 3point threats Brandan Walton and Jacob Holmen. While Mitchell has played only 55 games for UNT, he has left his mark on the program. Mitchell has blocked 157 shots in his career, shattering the school record of 119 set by Jeffrey Simpson from 200406. He also has the top two single-season totals for blocks at 70 and 87, his total this year. Mitchell will announce in the next few days whether he will return to build on those totals and leave UNT for the NBA after two seasons. BRETT VITO can be reached at 940-566-6870. His e-mail address is bvito@dentonrc. com.

Three share lead as 15 challengers sit within three shots By The Associated Press

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Kevin Streelman figured a good round Saturday would at least get him in the mix at the Tampa Bay Championship. It wound up giving him a share of the lead. Adam Scott and K.J. Choi led a surprising retreat at Innisbrook, allowing for a wild

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game of musical chairs at the top of the leaderboard with nothing remotely close to being settled going into the final round. The top 16 players were separated by only three shots. Streelman finished his 6under 65 nearly three hours

pages across the United States,’” Long said. “That gives me the advantage why they would give me the money versus Scott Riggs, Denny Hamlin, anyone else, because it would clean the slate and let me go race. That’s the only way I could figure a positive out of this whole thing. But right now, getting a $1 million sponsorship from anybody without having an angle won’t work.” Aside from that, he’s willing to do any sort of community service NASCAR asks of him to get back into the Cup garage. “I’ll golf in some charity tournaments, I’ll work anywhere they want me to!” he laughed. “I just don’t know which avenue to take.”

before the last group walked off the 18th green. Justin Leonard ran off four birdies in a fivehole stretch around the turn and had the lead to himself before a bogey from the bunker on the 15th. He had a 67. George Coetzee bounced back from his lone bogey with a birdie on the rowdy 17th hole, where Hooters waitresses serve

wings in the grandstands. That gave him a 68. They were tied at 6-under 207, more evidence that the Copperhead course is perhaps the most complete test in Florida. Even on a warm, breezy afternoon, it was easier to go backward than to move away from the field. Scott had a two-putt birdie on

the opening hole to briefly take the lead, and that was the highlight of his day. He three-putted from about 15 feet for bogey on third, made bogey with a wedge in his hand on the par-5 fifth hole and stumbled to a 76. Choi, who also was one shot out of the lead, didn’t make a birdie in his round of 76. They still were only five shots out of the lead.

TAPPS. Section 87 of the TAPPS constitution and bylaws states that “For our member schools to survive, it is essential to solicit families to choose one of our member schools to educate their child/children.” However, solicitation specifically targeting athletes and tampering are forbidden under the TAPPS document. “We can’t just stand at the finish line and only target kids who finish first in the 100 [meter dash], or those types of things, but we can send information out into the community saying ‘Listen, our doors are open to you; come look at our school,’” Liberty’s Price said. Another argument made is that allowing them into the UIL would help TAPPS schools that have to travel great distances for district games. Midland Christian is in TAPPS Class 4A District 1, where the

closest school is Lubbock Trinity Christian, about two hours away. Midland Christian football coach and athletic director Greg McClendon said SB 573 is “backhanded” for not including football and basketball, but he added that he isn’t calling for UIL and TAPPS to be merged. “But if they stick us in there, we’ll be glad to play and all that,” McClendon said. “But we’re sure not beating the drum trying to get into the UIL. And there would be lots of benefits for us, being out here away from all the metroplex schools in our district and stuff. It’d mean a lot less travel.” McClendon was quick to say that he wouldn’t say anything derogatory about TAPPS. “It’s like having a girlfriend and you look over and that old girl over there is a little bit prettier,” McClendon said. “You don’t do that to people. You

With a shot at grabbing his first Nationwide Series win Saturday, he wasn’t going to make that same mistake again. Larson stalked Kyle Busch over the closing laps around Bristol Motor Speedway, waiting to make a move. It came as they closed in on the finish line, and Larson made a last-gasp push on the high side that fell just a couple of feet short as Busch held on for his second win of the season. But in chasing the win the right way, the 20-year-old Larson cleaned up some of the criticism that had followed him from Daytona last month after spinning C.E. Falk III on the final lap of the Battle at the Beach late model race. “You certainly want to try to win races the right way,” Busch said. “He played it smart today. That was good on his end. I think a lot of people have been looking at him to try to see if he’s going to be to a wrecker-ora-checker. Today he didn’t get the checkers, but that’s how you get them. You drive into the corner, or drive into the back of me, I’m going to be here for a while and if he keeps coming up through the ranks, he’s not going to have fun dealing with me every week. “But right now? I’m going to race him as hard as he raced me but just as clean as he raced me, because he didn’t put a fender on me all day.” As they neared the finish line, Busch chose the low line and Larson went high, then tried to squeeze his way past Busch. Larson’s car bounced off of the wall and Busch’s car, but he was nipped at the finish line by Busch by .023 seconds. Brian Vickers was third and was followed by series points leader Sam Hornish Jr.

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Last week, as the bill progressed and approached passage by the Senate, the Texas High School Coaches Association sent out an e-mail asking its members and “friends of public school athletics” to contact state representatives and express opposition to the bill. On March 5, the Senate’s education committee met to discuss SB 573. Those who testified in favor of the bill included San Antonio’s the Rev. John Hagee and former NFL wide receiver Alexander Wright. Hagee said the bill is about choice and equal access to what the public’s tax dollars are paying for and referred to Allen’s $60 million football stadium that was completed last year. Wright said private and parochial school players are at a disadvantage because college scouts do not give them the same attention as those in pub-

lic schools. Hagee also pointed to current UIL members that are registered as charter schools. “If they can accommodate open-enrollment schools, why can’t they accommodate private and parochial schools?” Hagee testified. Ryan football coach and athletic director Joey Florence used the example of charter schools as a reason to not allow TAPPS schools into UIL play. Last fall, Dallas Prime Prep Academy, co-founded by Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, came under severe scrutiny when it entered the UIL in its first year. Four basketball players who transferred to the charter school were ruled ineligible by the UIL to participate in varsity athletics. Prime Prep withdrew from the UIL in late November. Prime Prep’s boys basketball team finished the year ranked



fifth in the nation by USA Today after winning the National Association of Christian Athletes Division I championship. “I’m not sure what [Patrick] is trying to accomplish, but I’m sure his intentions are good and sounds good, but the reality of it is that private schools and the charter schools are so different than the public schools that it creates an unlevel playing field in sports,” Florence said. The argument of an unlevel playing field is one that has been made profusely by those against the merging of UIL and

don’t do that to an organization.” Price, who played against McClendon for years before Liberty moved up to TAPPS’ highest classification, said he doesn’t know how well things would mesh between TAPPS and UIL. And he said he doesn’t care to find out. “It’s not a place I really want to go,” Price said. “I like the fact that we have the opportunity to pray before games. I don’t know if that changes if you go to UIL. “That’s not what our school is about. I want to make sure we have the opportunity to continue to do things the way we’ve been doing, and I love the competition that we have in TAPPS and we get stronger every year.” BEN BABY can be reached 940-566-6869. His e-mail address is bbaby@dentonrc. com.

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What you should know about remodeling You just moved into the home you’ve always wanted in the neighborhood you’ve always wanted in the school district you – and your kids – have always wanted. What’s not to love? Well, the house is great, but it could use an update. A big update. But before you bust out that sledgehammer, it pays to do your research. Most homeowners planning remodeling projects spend up to a year researching and deciding what features to include in their projects. So visit fabric and paint stores, home improvement warehouses, and buy a few of those home improvement and remodeling magazines. You’ll find a wealth of resources to design the room – or rooms – of your dreams. Have a plan and a budget Most contractors will tell you that “expensive” is a relative term when it comes to home remodeling. What’s expensive to Frank Frugal might be a mere drop in the bucket to Molly Millionaire. The bottom line – to preserve yours – is to have a plan. You’ll save time, money and trouble if you do. First, think your project through from start to finish. After all, your home represents one of the largest investments you’re likely to ever make, and you want to make sure to preserve that investment. If you carefully plan your remodel so you can update your home and customize your living space to fit your lifestyle, your investment will likely increase. Granted, many remodeling projects cost more than the amount of value added to your home. But a home with updates and modern touches will sell for more than a similar home in the neighborhood with decades-old décor and out-of-date kitchens and bathrooms. Look over your property carefully. What repairs are needed? What improvements would you like? Think ahead and determine your future needs. Do you need an extra bedroom, updated bath or a new kitchen? Don’t make your remodeling project a money pit. Carefully consider what you can afford to spend and what you can afford to borrow, keeping in mind that any improvements are likely to enhance your home’s value. Establishing a realistic budget first will help you make important decisions later, and will make it easier for a remodeler to give you just what you want. It pays to be informed, and knowing what to expect and who to call will save time and money in the end. Soon, you’ll be breathing a big sigh of relief.

Bring the horses and head out to this wonderful country property. Located at 14601 FM 2449 near Ponder, the single-story home offers three bedrooms, three baths, a two-vehicle carport and approximately 2,894 square feet of living space. The house, a sportsstyle swimming pool and an approximately 4,000 square foot separate building sit on 4.99 acres. Two living rooms and multiple decks outside make this home ideal for indoor/outdoor entertaining. A beautiful marble fireplace can be found in one of the living rooms. The well-designed kitchen boasts granite countertops, an abundance of cabinets and an updated cooktop and trash compactor. The adjoining breakfast area comes complete with a built-in desk and more storage. The nearby formal dining room features an elegant chandelier and is the perfect place to host holiday dinners.

room has a ceiling treatment, a sitting area and glass doors which lead to a wrap-around deck. The large spa-inspired master bath features a garden Description: 3/3/2 tub, separate shower and a Price: $329,000 vanity with dual sinks. Two Lot size: 4.998 acres walk-in closets complete this Contact: Evelyn Grace of impressive suite. Century 21 Judge Fite Company Additional amenities found at 940-395-4454 at this spectacular property include original hardwood floors and tons of storage The peaceful master bed- space.

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South Denton property offers four bedrooms 3321 Capetown, Denton Description: 4/2/2 Price: $199,900 Addition: The Preserve at Pecan Creek Contact: Karin Seligmann of RE/MAX Masters at 940-3911131

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Welcome home! This fantastic property is ready and waiting for its new owners. The single-story house, located at 3321 Capetown in the Preserve at Pecan Creek addition, offers four bedrooms, two baths, a two-car garage and approximately 2,161 square feet of living space. Upon entering the resi-

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21 Highpoint Circle, Valley View “ANCHORED ATOP LAKE RAY ROBERTS’ LAKEFRONT VIEWS”... 4 bdrms * 3.5 baths * 3-car gar * Great rm; billiard rm w-balcony overlooks majestic lake * Culinary delight isl kitchen w-dbl ovens, dbl MWs, dbl ss refrigs, granite cntrtops * Cov patio, loggia outdr kit, fp, saltwtr pool/spa * $600s * MLS #11855728... MACE, 940-391-2286

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3413 Union Hill Road, Sanger “WOW... 1-OF-A-KIND RARE, RARE FIND”... Private cul-de-sac & treed w-spectacular lake access & lakefront views right out your front door * 6.95 Acs * 4 bdrms * 2 1/2 baths * 3-car garage * Utils $174 per mo * Excellent hunting & wildlife * Perfect for lake home or fulltime residence * OWNER WILL ENTERTAIN OFFERS * $290s * MLS #11846077... VIRGINIA/EDDIE, 940-368-2043



“AN EXCELLENT FLOOR PLAN FEATURING”... 4 bdrms * 2 1/2 baths * 3-car garage * Living room & great rm w-dbl-sided fireplaces * Billiard rm * Formal dining * Recent gleaming hardwd flrs, granites, tile updates * Sparkling heated saltwater pool/spa * REDUCED! $260s... BRENT, 940-453-5159

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43 CR 1268, Whitesboro “LIFE SIMPLIFIED”... Exemplary Callisburg ISD * Gorgeous equine community * Awesome sandy soil * Premier housing develop for horseowners to bld dream home * Wooded areas, lush green open fields, rolling hills * Signature indr arena * Community cntr * Private riding trls * Only $49,900 * MLS #11917264... VIRGINIA, 940-391-2379









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the kitchen from the spacious family room. Enjoy spending evenings in front of the family room’s cozy corner fireplace. The wonderful master suite is a space for relaxation and rest. The impressive suite comes loaded with a garden tub, separate shower, vanity with dual sinks and a huge walk-in closet. Residents of the Preserve at Pecan Creek can enjoy amenities including a park, playground, clubhouse and swimming pool. Younger children who live in this home may attend Pecan Creek Elementary School, while older kids can attend Crownover Middle School and Ryan High School.

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“WITHOUT LEAVING HOME”...To Settle Est * 6-Ac Ranch * Denton Address * Exemplary Krum ISD * Plenty of space for animals, pool, business, play * 2,393+ sf Brick * 4 bdrms * 3 bas * 2.5-car gar* Great Rm, corner fp * Study,blt-ins * Formal Din,blt-in china*Kit w-granite cntrtops, refrig * Rare find at this $ * MLS #11915528... JIM/VIRGINIA, 940-391-2379

“UNIQUE JEWEL w-SPECTACULAR SETTINGS FOR RELAXING & ENTERTAINING”...Fabulous Wilson Elementary 1 blk away * No HOA * 4 bdrms * 3 bas * 2-car rear-entry gar * Each space has extraordinary feel & treasure to discover * So-o-o many surprises at each turn & so-o-o much to offer... BRENT, 940-453-5159 CQ


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COUNTRY LIVING! 3BR/2BA, 1,328 sq ft on 2 acres in Valley By Owner - HISTORIC DUCK View. Lrg pond, lrg porch, new INN RESTAURANT IN carpet & paint. Great School 3.7 ACRES, Harvest Moon Ln, LAKE DALLAS District. Close to Ft Worth, PUBLISHER’S NOTICE Sanger, near Lake Ray Roberts, 1.10 acres - 6500 sq ft main Denton & Alliance Area. OWNER All real estate advertised herein water & electricity, level building - 2000 sq ft warehouse FINANCING AVAILABLE! building site, $78,000 owner is subject to the Federal Fair Owner financing, low down 682.777.1074 or 817.983.1988 Housing Act, which makes it ilfinancing . 940-458-5180 payment, negotiable terms to ARGYLE TOWN VILLAGE legal to advertise "any preferqualified buyer. City grant money Southern Living Builder. From FSBO 2324 Overlook Ln, Denton. LAND FOR SALE MLS# 11896196 Commercial ence, limitation, or discrimina- available. $395,000 Please, serithe $230s. www.craftsmanvillage Immaculate 3/2/2, open floorplan, 8.25 ACRES, owner financing, tion because of race, color, reliproperty,paved road frontage ous inquires only (940) 453-7197 940-464-0100 on Marion Rd, in Sanger TX . gion, sex, handicap, familial gravel driveway, concrete park2 living areas, great location! Great location for site built ing. 4 office spaces, cent air, gas $134,900. David 940-867-7015 status, or national origin, or inBARBARA RUSSELL, home. Call 940-442-8853 heat, insulated walls and ceilings, tention to make any such prefREALTORS Mary Millar Realtor 2 restrooms and shop space. erence, limitation, or discrimiReal Estate Brokerage 6 overhead doors - 4 automatic nation." We will not knowingly VANDERLAAN REAL ESTATE 940-566-2730 openers - 2 manual. Ready fire accept advertising for real esAccredited Land Consultant control water pond on property. tate which is in violation of the Coldwell Banker RES Metal building with standing seam law. All persons are hereby in940-591-7963 "We’re just down the street!" metal roof and concrete slab floor formed that all dwellings adver940-484-7200 with piers. Built in 1994, 5752 sq. tised are available on an equal ft. on 1.42 acres. Property and opportunity basis. building exludes business name, permits and contents owned by Bryan’s Paint and Body Shop Inc. Located 1.5 miles south of Hwy In 48 hours! 82 on 1312 FM 1198. Call Jack Any Area, Price Holt, Broker. 940-736-4046. Sale price $175,000. or Condition


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11363 Apple Valley

Private cul-de-sac home near 288 shopping and minutes from downtown! Versatile floorplan with open kitchen and living. Large master, 2011 AC unit, and solar screens. Fantastic kitchen with composite sink, great backyard view from the bay window in breakfast area and kitchen, French doors into dining. Come make this home yours!


103 Aurora Vista

Fabulous Highland home. Old world style with rock and brick, hand-scraped hardwoods, high ceilings, and iron balusters. Master + additional bedrooms down; upstairs 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, gameroom, and media room. Plantation shutters, double ovens, granite, extended island with gas cooktop, electric gate across drive.

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Enjoy the spectacular views of Lake Bridgeport from all rooms! Peaceful atmosphere with easy access to community pool & boat dock. 2 master suites, oversize laundry room with dog door that accesses private dog yard. Custom kitchen with granite countertops open to living area. Lots of storage & oversized laundry room.

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Renovated home in established Bellevue subdivision. 3/2 with large living areas—one being a gameroom perfect for a pool table—plus a bonus room/study. Lots of character with circular drive and mature trees. Large backyard with fence and two sheds. Must see!

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Wonderful country home on 3.43 acres. Living room has vaulted ceiling and stone, woodburning fireplace. Large master, master bath has double sinks and walk-in closet, split bedrooms. Kitchen has lots of cabinets and a long breakfast bar. Bay window in eating area. Spacious & open floorplan. Property is fenced in 2 parcels for livestock. Bring your horses!

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8709 Old Stoney Road


Fabulous 2-story home overlooking golf course. Master suite is down, study and 4 bedrooms up with gameroom. Detached from main house is a separate suite with living area and full bath. Elegant brick, parquet, and carpet flooring. Great sunroom overlooking pool. 2.003 acres on a quiet cul-de-sac.


Your chance to own a piece of Saint Jo history—the Pedigo House! Inviting front porch great for afternoon tea. Trayed ceilings, wood floors, and large open rooms! Built-in display cases and dressers, Dearborn heaters, 4 fireplaces, window seats, and a large backyard for the kids to play! Kitchen and breakfast area were added in the 1970s! There is a full unfinished basement!

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8011 Woodcreek

502 N. Broad

Well-kept darling brick home located in the center of charming Decatur. Large living area, kitchen with plenty of cabinet space. Large bedrooms with spacious walk-in closets. Garage with automatic garage door opener and outside entry to a good-sized fenced backyard. $1,500 carpet allowance if closed before May 1.

Country living close to the city. Custom 2-story w/vaulted living room and brick fireplace to ceiling. Prestigious neighborhood has park w/ponds, gazebo, jogging trail, soccer, volleyball, separate softball field, on-site child care. Adjacent to equestrian center, 25 min. to downtown Ft. Worth,


Country living close to the city! Custom 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Inviting gourmet eat-in kitchen plus formal dining room. Oversize walk-in closets, ample outdoor space, large backyard, sparkling pool with every man’s dream shop. Listed under appraised value! Prestigious neighborhood has park, ponds, gazebo, jogging trail, soccer, volleyball, softball field, on-site child care.


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Bringyourhorses!3/3/2on4.74acresinKrum.Grand2-story entry, wood laminate and tile flooring, fireplace, enormous kitchen with center island, spacious master with sitting area, screened-in back porch! Country living at its best.

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2013 Mazda Mazda6 i Sport 2.5L 4 Cyls, FWD, Automatic, 16 Miles, $18,555, Stk # M05536

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2006 Porsche Boxster 2.7L H6 MPI, RWD, Convertible, Manual, Stk # 711530

2010 Toyota Highlander 3.5L V6, FWD, SUV, 5-Speed Automatic, 3rd Row, Stk # 002556

2007 Chrysler Aspen Limited 5.7L V8, 4WD, Automatic, 72k Miles, 19 MPG Hwy, Stk # 509874

2011 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L V8, RWD, Crew / Quad Cab, 5-Speed Automatic, Stk # 611926

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2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic Stk # 218611 FWD, Wagon, Automatic, 43k Miles, $11,978

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2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 6.1L V8, 4WD, Automatic, 49k Miles, 16 MPG Hwy, $36,456, Stk # 135266

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Healthcare Cross Timbers Rehab and Healthcare Center is seeking full-time Admissions Director for our 120 bed facility. Qualified candidates must have excellent communication and organization skills, the ability to multitask and build excellent relationships out in the community. We are also hiring CNAs, 6a-2p and 10p-6a shifts available. Excellent Benefits: 100% Paid Vacation/Sick. We also offer voluntary: Medical/Dental/Vision/401k. STD/LTD, Life Insurance & AD&D. Please apply at: 3315 Cross Timbers Road, Flower Mound, TX 75028. Phone: 972-724-0996, fax: 972-724-0958, EOE M/F/D/V

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Must provide valid drivers license, pass background check & drug screening & be 21 or over (insurance requirement). Experience hauling trailer & equipment as required. Pay starts at $12/hour. Apply in person 115 E. First St in Justin TX 76247 across from Justin Boot Store LifeSpan Home Health is seeking caregivers for disabled children & adults. Apply: or call 214-231-0425. Little Guys Movers is now hiring responsible individuals who possess strong communication skills, a positive attitude, and a valid driver’s license. Background checks. Apply in person, 520 S. Elm St, Denton. Starts at $8.50/hr.


Need full time person for Building Materials Retail Store. Individual MUST HAVE RETAIL BUILDING MATERIAL H.I.M. PRN position EXPERIENCE. Job requires Previous exposure to Medical Yard work,loading & unloading, Records Administration preferred. helping customers ect Must have computer skills, Brian@Surplus Building Materials be detail oriented and have (940) 726-3598 T-F 8:00 to 5:00 organizational skills. Must be able to work independently under MAINTENANCE--Denton. time-constrained circumstances. Repair & upkeep of apartments. This is only a PRN position Responsible for cleaning, so please only apply if you painting, tape & bed, only want work PRN. plumbing, ceiling fan installaAll applications are tion, make ready. 972-241-7811 done on our web site at or 940-240-0034 EEOC Make $16-$18/hr, M-F, HIRING cleaning houses! FULL TIME POSITION Own transportation. LOCAL PEDIATRIC OFFICE Please call 214-855-7189. MEDICAL INSURANCE SPECIALIST MEDICAL OFFICE EXPERIENCE NEEDED TO ASSIST WITH THE BILLING DEPARTMENT WITH MEDICAL BENEFITS VERIFICATION MUST BE ABLE TO WORK IN A HIGH VOLUME ENVIRONMENT ORGANIZED AND ABLE TO MULTI-TASK Call HR Dept. 855-224-1270

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HOPE INC is seeking a MEDICAL ASSISTANT Homeless Management needed for an Internal Information Sytem Regional Medicine office in Denton. Support Specialist Bilingual is a plus. for its Denton office. Position Fax resume 940-384-7744 reports to executive director. Medical Asst. needed for FP This position trouble shoots office in Lewisville, Insurance with HMIS users on the phone and Computer skill desired & provides training both on line Fax & in person to HMIS users. 9722217424 Call 2146809895 A heart for the homeless is essential. Bachelors degree & MOTOR GRADER OPERATOR strong computer skills Experience req’d required. If interersted email Apply at 3020 Ft. Worth Dr, resume & cover letter to Alonzo Peterson at alonzo.peterson@ Denton. Contact 940-382-2581 Or EOE Immediate Opening MULTI-FAMILY EXPERIENCE Electrical licensed Accounting foremen, subs & helpers needed for multifamily projects. Candidate must: 214-222-3949 > Have a good work ethic > Be reliable Need Receptionist/Helper at > Have a stable job history Salon Must have transportation & > Be energetic furious hard worker Please call > Be detail oriented Kim 817-304-6093 > Have fairly extensive experience in accounting NEW MCDONALDS at Loop 288 at Colorado Blvd Preferred: Now Hiring Full & Part Time > Timberline Apply at UNT Location > Construction Accounting or log in to > Experience filing various taxes We offer: > Weekly Pay > Medical Insurance > Dental Insurance > Vision Insurance > Paid vacation > Paid holiday > Life insurance > A drug free environment > Plus much more Send Resume to Box # 214 C/O Denton Publishing Co 314 E Hickory, Denton TX 76201 or Email Insurance Agency seeks Producer for inside sales Position (hourly+comm) Exp. required. Serious inquiries call 940 382 9300

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Phone sales of 12th annual Part-time sales associates needed, some retail experience Denton area "dining & shopping spree" coupon books featuring required. Hiring for Denton & 365 deals from 200 businesses! Grapevine locations. Proceeds benefit HS booster 817-421-1962 to apply. clubs. Earn up to $500/wk. Pest Control Technician wanted Flexible day, eve & weekend hours. full time. Clean driving record. Metro 940-243-9161 M-F 10a-8p Must be able to work flexible TELEPHONE SALES hours. Submit resume to PROFESSIONAL WANTED Hourly plus commission, 30 hours per week, great work Project Manager environment. Call between needed for dirt contractor. 3-7pm M-F, ask for Dustin Minimum 2 years 940-566-5127 experience as supervisor. Travel required. Town of Argyle Competitive salary. Job Announcement For more information call Street & Wastewater 660-656-9506 or email/fax Equipment Operator resume to Fax 660-656-9548. EOE The Town of Argyle, Texas, is now accepting applications for a Full Time Street & Wastewater PT/FT Cable TV Equipment Operator. POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for ORDER ENTRY operating equipment and providing maintenance, repairs and Bilinguals also. construction of Town streets, No selling. Earn up wastewater collection system, storm drainage, parks, right-ofto $9.50 per hour. ways and signage as directed by the Public Works Crew Leader and/or Public Works Director. Integrated Alliance Education/Experience/Certificates 5800 N.I35, Ste. /Licenses/Eligibility: High School Diploma or General Equivalency 200B, Denton, TX. Diploma (GED) is required; Five (5) years of previous experience Application hours in construction mechanics, or equipment operation is required starts at 10:00am and previous experience in PT Office Work, Bilingual only. construction, street maintenance (concrete and asphalt) repair or Good phone skills, data construction work experience is entry, references. Hrs flexible. 940-566-1315 for appointment. required; Prefer a minimum Class "I" Collections System CertificaQuadriplegic needs Morning tion issued by the TCEQ and a Help Mon & Thurs 9:30am to Non-commercial applicators 12Pm Tues, Wed & Fri 9:30am to License for weed and pest control 11:30am Lifting required. issued by the Texas Structural Call Derek 940-591-8383 Pest Control Board or must obtain both within one year of hire date; Sales Assistant needed part Must have a valid Texas Class C time Must have sales exp. & driver’s license D.L. Contact Brian Must pass a criminal history 940-382-7700 background check, driving record Sales Now accepting resumes. check and submit to drug Terrific opportunity for someone screening test. Applications are with integrity great character & available at Argyle Town Hall, strong sales skills to join in 308 Denton Street, Argyle, Texas, established company that offers a Mon-Fri, 8:00 to 5:00. Position fun working environment Great open until filled. For more inforbenefits. You must be ambitious, mation call (940) 464-7273. The competitive & a team player. Town of Argyle is an equal Send resume to jeff.watson@ opportunity employer. or come by & fill out application at 13037 I-35 TriCounty Materials Sanger, TX Exit 481 (across from Walmart Distribution) and Services

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All TWU positions require background checks. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer Seeking MECHANIC/MAINTENANCE help at our Sanger facility. Insurance available. Bi-Yearly Bonuses. Employee Discount on Plants. Primarily Mon thru Fri Dayshift with overtime seasonally. Diesel & heavy equipment experience needed. Apply in person at the Vast Inc Office located at 4118 Cowling Rd Sanger Tx 76266 Select Energy Services now hiring for a full-time Staff Accountant (Jr.); req’s. include intermediate excel skills, accounting experience, detail oriented, & Accounting Degree. Full benefits pkg. Contact DSwaidner@

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Wanted FRONT DESK SALES 940-241-1356 940-453-6162 SUPPORT STAFF for multiAmana-stainless steel side by service salon. Must enjoy & excell side refrigerator/freezer. 25 cubic at sales offerings, & have charisFOUND: 1-2 year old MALE sq. ft. -water/ice/ crushed ice in matic personality. Full time posiDACHSHUND Friday morning, door. $1,200. 940-367-0205 tion available for a career minded March 8 on Eagle Drive near person. Call 940-380-1110 Locust Street 940-390-5951 Black & Decker Electric Jar Opener : JW200B (Black), New Wise Regional Health System still in box $50. Voice and text FREE CHIHUAHUAS, 2000 S. FM 51 Decatur 76234 mail available. 817-707-5511 female, spayed; older male pups, jobline (940) 626-2525 shots, AKC, approved homes only; shots. Call 940-206-0281 Booze Appliance WORK NOW $10 PER HOUR Reconditioned & Guaranteed ORDER PULLERS (by hand) Free puppies 7 weeks old, Washers , Dryers, LOADERS/Unloaders (by hand) Lab/Australian Shepherd mix. All Stoves & Refrigerators PACKERS boys. No early callers, no night 3511 E. University Dr, Denton FORKLIFT OPERATORS visits. Call after 5pm for details 940-382-4333 We Buy Must pass background check 940-637-1047 Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Stove, & have H.S. diploma or GED. all 5 years old, all GE & Kenmore Falcon Staffing 817-491-5991 Free to good family. We must products, white $700.00 469-744find a good home for a 2 yr old 6498 ZIMMERER KUBOTA Husky. She is house trained and DRYER For Sale very lovable. 940-312-8578 Full Time Tractor Mechanic Sears Whirlpool Electric Dryer. needed. Must have tools. Excellent Condition. Apply in person at 1421 N. German Shephard pups , $50. Call 940-591-3094 Loop 288, Denton TX 76209 8 weeks, shots & wormed. Kenmore Upright Freezer 16 cu. $200.00 Full blood, no papers. $75, Amana Chest Freezer 30x22 940-368-6310 job lists 340 $50, Maytag Heavy Duty Washer $150, Kenmore Heavy Duty Dryer ATTENTION Low Cost Spay or Neuter $150. Call or leave voice at Denton Publishing assumes no Ponder Veterinary Hospital 940-482-3324. responsibility for ad content. 940-479-2782 Consideration should be given Kenmore Washer/Dryer, before making a financial Front Load, 1 year old, committment. Please be aware with pedestals, $1400. of long distance charges, appli- poultry & supplies 427 (original price $2738). cation fees, & credit card info Perfection condition. Coturnix Quail 7 mo. ready to lay you provide. Books/lists of Call 940-898-1750 6 Males & 11 females, waterers, jobs do not guarantee employfeeders, enough food & water to ment or that applicants will be KitchenAid-washer and dryer. start. $100. 940-206-9091 qualified for jobs listed. Super Capacity Plus-Whisper Quiet-gently used-black-top loading. $500.00 940-367-0205


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Horse & Tack Auction 1st & Third Monday, Next Sale Date: Mon, Mar 18, 7pm. New & Used Tack, Livestock & Other Farm Related Items. Consignments Wanted. Call for more info 940-367-5491 940-627-3537, TX#8440 I NEED TO BUY SMALL HERD OF CATTLE Call 940-368-9319

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NOW HIRING: Construction company in Justin looking for operators and laborers. Apply in person at 8525 Thompson Rd, Justin TX 76247 or email resume to: Now Hiring for Manufacturing Co In Decatur, Tx Machine Operators Shipping/ Receiving Forklift Operators Must have valid D.L. Call today for more details! 940-312-7347


antiques/ collectibles

NEW/$114 ASKING $75 940-458-4616

NEW AND USED PIPE Square & Rectangle Tubing FLUSCHE ENTERPRISES 940-759-2203 Muenster TX Dealer DewEze Truck Beds ROCKWELL BLADERUNNER RK7321 LIKE BRAND NEW W/BLADES 120V 5.5A MRSP $249 WILL SELL FOR $125 940-458-4616

60 inch proj tv with adjustable intertainment center $600.00 940-497-1673 A FUTON IN EXCELLENT CONDITION for ONLY $50 940-594-0210 ANTIQUE BUFFE T/SIDEBOARD Oak Wood with quarter sawed Tiger oak on doors. 39.5" tall, 54" wide, 20" deep. Very Nice Condition. $375. Can Email Picture! Call 940-383-2794

(2) 20/20 REARVIEW MIRRORS DOOR MOUNT BLACK W/MOUNTING HARDWARE CIPA MODEL#11650 7.75" X 5" EXTENDS TO 17" NEW IN BOX $75/PAIR 940-458-4616 $375 ANTIQUE BUFFET Oak Wood, Very Nice Condition! 39.5 inches tall, 54 inches wide, 20 inches deep. Can email pictures 940-383-2794 45 Hardcover Books $3 each, 85 assorted romance novels 25 cents each, 13 Textbooks $5 each, 23 audiobooks, $3 each, 42 VHs tapes $3 each, 56 audio cassette tape $2 each, 28 assorted paperbacks $1 each. 20 New Commericial clothes hangers 25 cents 940-383-9201 7 cases of Sweet N Low (2000 pkg per case) $15.00/case 6 cases non dairy creamer $15.00/case 1 case Coffee Mate Sugar Free French Vanilla creamer $15.00/case 940-465-5606 7 foot Christmas tree $25.00 OBO 940-206-9091

8X20mm golf range-finder $5; silver plate Crumrine heart belt buckle $25; museum quality 6" diameter snowflake obsidian sphere $450 firm; 1996 Star Trek Barbie & Ken in unopened Box $35; Photos available 940-387-3306 Assorted microwave parts for commercial grade microwaves, some new, $75 for all. 940-465-5606 BARRELS !!!!! 55 gallon Steel Oil Barrels. Great for burning trash, rain water, or cookers. Got Twenty; ONLY $15 Each!!! Call TODAY! 940-783-2211

Armchair & ottoman blue & white checks with pillow, plaid ottoman with pillow. Cost $800. Sell for only $100 Very comfortable and well-constructed. Beautiful Maroon Recliner $69. Beginner set of Golf Clubs $12. 940-243-3883 Child’s Car Seat $12. A ROUND DINING TABLE with Call 940-442-7933 the CHAIRS IN EXCELLENT Disney Trivia Game $20.00 CONDITION, for $50 940-465-5606 940-594-0210 Catnapper Rocker Recliner light brown, 4 months old, too big for wife. $325 Cash. Call 940-453-9947

EASEL Solid Oak (heavy) professional artist’s Easel -- 7 foot tall, 4 casters, was $450, sell $75 OBO. Call 972-292-1445

Dark Oak Armiore tall, with doors and drawers, with matching Night stand $385 972-832-5289

Exercise Bike Girls 3 spd bike with basket on front and helmet. $35 for all. 940-566-0587

Desk-Brazilian Pine-computer ready-enclosed-beautiful$300.00. Large leather armchair and ottoman-$200.00 Hutch-3shelf/2cabinet and 3 drawers$300.00. 4 drawer pine chest of drawers-$50.00 940-367-0205 FREE TV STAND, MEDIUM OAK, 49" W X 67" H, OPENING FOR TV 46" W X 31" H GOOD CONDITION 940-453-6620

EZIP750 ELECTRIC SCOOTER 60LBS LIKE BRAND NEW 15MPH/12 MILES MAX WT 260 MSRP $499 WILL SELL FOR $250 940-458-4616 gate around baby play yard 8 sections. Folds up to be portable and size is adjustable. Excellent condition $30 972-832-5289

King Pillow Top Mattress and Box Springs - Beauty Rest by Large swivel smoker large firebox Simmons $500.00 940-783-2211 $200.00 very nice mattress, no LIKE NEW stains WERNER TELESCOPING 2 patio sets, have pictures if LADDER interested. $200.00 each 13’ 300LBS 214-202-4081 NEW/$114 Kitchen Table, Oak, and 4 Chairs, ASKING $75 940-458-4616 $150.00 2 End Tables & Coffee Monin Syrup, premium, gourmet, Table, oak , $75 for the set. several varieties. 11 bottles, Cash only. Call 940-898-9883 $40.00 Metal stationary rack Large roll around storage unit $75 for all. 940-465-5606 dark brown with levered slide Name brand men clothes size doors $50.00 940-783-2211 shirts 2x,3x,4x pants Loveseat and matching oversized w/38,40,42,46 recliner. Loveseat is taupe and 60pcs at 5.00 each. recliner is maroon . 940-594-6470 $350 for both or best offer. Micofiber material and in good New 30" Glasspack muffler $20. condition. 940-390-0209. Will 940-902-1138 provide pictures if interested Perfect Meatloaf pan regular $15.00 sell for $10.00, brand new MAKE OFFER! 4 bar chairs orig. $799. ea now Eggie’s hard boil egg set, regular $10.00, new for $7.00 only $200.ea. OBO Wooden 940-465-5606 frames, sturdy, padded backs/seats, pool ball on grn Plots 3 & 4 in Rose Garden cloth motif. 940-783-2211 area of Roselawn Cemetery. Maple Bedroom Suite, 6 drawer Price negotiable 940-382-3136 dresser with mirror, full size bed Princess bike 16 inch lavendar with headboard with shelves and white, very good condition 940-382-3627 $40 972-832-5289 Moving... 4 oak barstools $50.00 ROCKWALL BLADERUNNER each. Large oak dresser with RK7321 mirror, 6 drawers plus center LIKE BRAND NEW W/BLADES shelves $100.00 Chest freezer 120V/5.5A $100.00 Large entertainment cen17 LBS ter $75.00 940-488-5137 MRSP $249 Ottoman, black leather, WILL SELL FOR $125 14"x20"x27".Wooden Ballshaped 940-458-4616 feet. Hobnail trim. $40, cash only. Selling Wildlife Artist 940-382-4633 3-HUGE 5’ x 6’ paintings for only Pine medium in color chest $395 each. either a clothing chest or toy box). Appraised value: $3,500 each. Top opens. Very good conditition. Call for appointment $50 972-832-5289 940-243-3883 Queen Ann armchair with colors Sewing Machine in excellent of peach, green, cream & white. condition, made out of metal Very comfortable. $50.00 940-594-0210 Cost $600. Sell $100. 940-243-3883 Swimming Pool 3 step stainless steel ladder, new $300.00. Rich dark Cherry wood coffee Asking $150.00 OBO table and matching end table 940-686-2352 excellent condition $100 for both 972-832-5289


Beer Miser CO2 Tank w/5 lb CO2 $50. Voice and text mail available. 817-707-5511

Large lightoak finish TV media cabinent W/cd/dvd/vhs storage,media shelf,speaker areas,glass door display area.$100.00, Can Email pics. 940-321-5223 Swivel/Reclining Office Chair Black. $25 or best offer. 940-383-8418 call anytime

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Denton Publishing Company Garrett Metal Detector exercise equipment like new $595 or best offer or will will not knowingly publish any ad for the sale of weapons that 2 bicycle racks, Golf bag carrier, trade. 940-300-1972 does not meet our standards of Pair of crutches, Assorted misc. acceptance. All for $40.00 OBO 940-387-1697

Elliptical, Pro-Form 500F. LIghtly used - $225.00. 940-453-2070 Imperial Refrigerant & A/C Service Manifold (Made in USA) EZIP750 ELECTRIC SCOOTER model # 421-C New in box: $60. 60 LBS (2) Jazzy Motorized scooter Voice and text mail available. 15MPH/12 MILES chairs. $900 Jazzy just a few 817-707-5511 LIKE BRAND NEW months old. $500 for older model, MAX WT 260LBS Leg supports and battery Vacuum Pump JB DV-6E (6CFM) MSRP $499 chargers with both. Potty seat HVAC used once: $200. Voice WILL SELL FOR $250 Riser $20. Walker with seat $75. and text mail available. 940-458-4616 Call 469-212-2141 817-707-5511 4 wheel Go Go Ultra scooter Fitness Quest Red XL: 17900 W/delux seat,new Swivel Abdominal Exerciser livestock for w/DVD Like New Abs Exercise 406 batteries,battery charger basket,drink holder,in excellent Machine was $99 Now $20. Voice sale or trade condition.Cost new $1300+ askand text mail available. ing $600.00.Can EMail pics. 817-707-5511 940-321-5223 Malibu Pilates Chair plus two Fold up Walker $20. workout DVD like new for $50. Shower Chair $20. Orginal cost $359. Engages both New Potty chair $25. major and minor muscles for lean Call 940-442-7933 sculpted body and improved strength. 940-482-3324 handicap driver device $200.00 & power lift for wheel chair with reTREAD MILL mote control fits 2 inch hitch Pro-Form XP $475.00 or both for$600.00 alum Programmed Workouts. folding ramps 3.5ft closed 7ft $50. Call Joe 940-390-6200 opened 2 pieces 18in wide each Woman’s 26" Diamonback bicy$150.00 or all 3 $700.00 cle, great condition $50.00 OBO 940-479-9141 940-206-9091 Jazzy 1400 Powerchair, good condition, $300.00 OBO 940-735-0206K Entertainment center, 5-shelves of which 3 are glass, dark gray, stands about 5 feet, great condition, will fit in corner area. $100 or OBO. Voice and text mail availa200 Moving boxes $0.50 each ble. 817-707-5511 Call 940-600-9608 CJ

Denton Record-Chronicle 23" Zenith LCD HDTV/Monitor $85 Picture-in Picture Silver Cabinet, with stand, works great! Has Parental Control function Has been hooked up to DVD player, cable and satellite previously, and can be connected to a PC. Sleep-timer, Includes instruction book 262-893-5102 32" Sony TV with stand, perfect working condition $175.00 940-380-9566 Sony TV, 52", rear projection, Great condition, $175. In Sanger 210-323-8418 WATCH THE GAME ON YOUR AWESOME 52-inch RCA HDTV cost over $2,800 with tax; in perfect working condition; sell for $380 to pay heating bill. 940-243-3883

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Denton 3913 Fawn Drive Fri. 3/15 and Sat 3/16 8AM to Noon Furniture, Toys, and more!

Denton 418 Magnolia Fri. Mar. 22 & Sat. Mar. 23 9a-6p Antiques, Home Decor, Furniture Denton 508 El Paseo Saturday, Mar. 16 8:30a-4p Multifamily Sale Furniture, baby items, many things


1/1 $575 2/1 $700, 2/2 $750 3/2 $900 Large Enclosed Patios Greenway Patio Townhomes 2912 Augusta @ Greenway 940-387-8741, 940-368-1814 Largest Units in Denton!

940-566-4900 2-2 613 Bernard $700 Private parking, laundry facility, free internet Kathy Orr, Broker propertysearch

1/1 600 sq. ft, large walk-in closet $565/mo 1000 Cleveland Move in Special 940-381-6675

GRANDVIEW GARDENS Look & Lease Special $200 OFF 2nd Full Month Walk to TWU, Enclosed Patio, Onsite Laundry, 2 BEDROOMS Start at $679. 940-442-6919

1 & 2 Bdrm Apts. Clean & Quiet Neighborhood, 1 block to UNT. 1 bdrm $525, 2 bdrm $625-$650. All Bills Paid. 214-315-9439 1 and 2 BEDROOM APTS and TOWNHOMES. LINC Properties Call 940-382-3464

LARGE CONDOS 3BR/2.5BA washer/dryer connections, covered parking, in Lake Dallas. Also 2 BDRMS All Bills paid at Hickory Apartments in Denton Call 940-387-0452

Denton 5205 Paulie x frm RHS 1 Bedroom 1 Bath - $579/mo Sat. 16th 8a-? washer dryer furni2 Bedroom 2 Bath - $749/mo ture prom dresses shoes purses Crystalwood - 940-382-3009 plus size & reg size clothes dirt bike tires walking canes lots of LOOK & LEASE LIKE NEW 1 Bedroom Starting at $799 misc NO EARLY BIRDS $200 OFF 2nd Month’s Rent WERNER TELESCOPING 13’ Efficiencies Starting at $689 Denton, 5404 GALANTE LN Windsor Village Apartments ALUM LADDER 2 Bedrooms Starting at $1175 Carport Sale. Fri-Sat 8am-1pm 3 Bedrooms Starting at $1460 Call 940-382-9556 300 LBS Misc Household Items, Clothes, NEW/$114 New 3plex with garages Some Furniture. 940-231-7339 ASKING $75 940-458-4616 Available now. Krum ISD Denton 620 Linwood Dr. $895/mo ROCKWALL BLADERUNNER RK Sat. Mar. 16 8am-12 noon Call 469-576-4880 7321 Power tools, hunting & fishing LIKE BRAND NEW W/BLADES equip, radios, etc. Your Key to 120V/5.5A Denton, 829 SANDPIPER 17LBS Downtown Living Sat 3/16, 8am. 1-3 gal. plants, MSRP $249 Call 940-382-3009 concrete, electrical, steel-fab WILL SELL FOR $125 misc construction tools. Desk, 940-458-4616 4-drawer file cabinet, yard furWELDER NOW LEASING- $1 Deposit, niture, misc household items MILLER BOBCAT 250 GAS $100 Off First Month, Free Water Denton - 909 Stoneway Dr., Ryan WELDER with 30 ft of leads. and Trash Service! 940-565-1375 Ranch, Friday 7-11 and Saturday $1950. Call 940-367-0110 2/1.5, large kitchen & garage , Now Leasing Houses, 7-12 Furniture, Clothes, Toys, good flooring & appliances, near Duplexes, Apts & Condos. Games, and Home Accessories University / Loop 288. $695/mo. Ask About Our Specials!!! Estate Sale! Denton 3909 Mingo FREE RENT! 940-390-8044 AMSI 940-565-8484 (corner of Mingo & Vinsonville Ln) SAT & SUN March 16-17 8am1pm Everything must go! Retro Remodel Large 2bd NEW SPORTING GOODS and vintage items! 2x1.5 1000 sq ft $725 Online Auction New Fridge & Stove J & S ESTATE SALES Denton, TX - Ending 3/20 Clean & Avail 940 243 7368 Estates Sales, Moving, Shoes, Baseball, Football, Down Sizing. 940-600-9123 Softball Equip., Apparel, Rental Assistance 2 & 3 Bedroom Town Homes, 1200sf, 2 bath, fire place, stove, refrig, DW, disp, CH/A, W/D conn. $795 call 940-368-3424 AVEN ESTATE SALES 1 & 2 BEDROOM APTS Experienced & Reputable 2 Bdrm 2 Bath, Very Clean, with Rental Assistance for 940-594-2878 or New Carpet, Fresh Paint, Qualified Applicants 940-483-8767 near TWU in Denton, in Valley View $650/mo. 469-831-2086 940-665-0501or 940-726-3798

Lake Dallas, 613 Lake Drive, Off Lakeview near Swisher. Fri-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5 Games Dolls Puzzles vintage tools books incl.1st ed, recipe books, records, elec scooters, sleigh bed, records kilns loads of prof molds, washer/dryer, fridge, display cases. Must see pictures. Call 469-212-2141 for info. Brent Chow Turn Key Estate Sales & Real Estate Sales, over 27 yrs of exp. 940-453-5159

Sanger, 4005 Windmill Dr Fri-Sat March 15-16, 9am-5pm 2 Family Sale. Large entertainment center, desk, armoire, nightstands, clothes, collectibles, hand made items, bedding, way too much to list!

326 Peach St, 2 Bdrm 1 Bath $600/mo cable included 940-566-5717 KILLIAN PROPERTY MGT $39 Move In Special Spacious floorplans that your budget will love! 940-484-5360 Call today for info.

418 Demoye, Aubrey, 1/1 $495. 311 E Hickory, Hickory Street Lofts, 1/1, wood floor, granite, stainless, w/d $750 1512 N Elm, 2/2, wood floor, w/d, next to TWU $895 1512 N Elm 1/1, wood floor, w/d, $725 2121 Stella, 2/1, wood floor, w/d, UNT $925, ONE MONTH FREE! The Martino Group 940-382-5000

A Very Large 1 Bdrm near TWU at 327 Withers $550/mo plus PUBLISHER’S NOTICE All real estate advertised herein is electric, no pets. 940-595-0311 or 214-850-0378 subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to Corinth, 3601 SUSSEX CT advertise "any preference, limitaSat & Sun March 16-17 tion, or discrimination because of Huge Moving Sale! race, color, religion, sex, handi45 years accumulation. cap, familial status, or national Cabernet Apts 433 Fulton St . Denton, 1001 TALLAHASSEE origin, or intention to make any $99 Deposit Special such preference, limitation, or disDRIVE -- Sat 3/16, 7am-11am. Lovely Spacious 2/1.5 crimination." We will not knowingVariety of boy’s & girl’s clothes, All amenities, pool, walk to ly accept advertising for real estoys, furniture, more! UNT, water & cable TV paid, tate which is in violation of the $775--$795 Denton 1899 Riverside Dr. law. All persons are hereby in940-783-7489 or 940-783-7488 Sat - Mon 8a-? Over 2,000 formed that all dwellings adverCALL US FOR 1, 2, & 3 Bdrms items. Live Easter Bunnies. tised are available on an equal HOLLYHILLS Apts940-382-6774 Vendors welcome. opportunity basis Apply at office 900 Londonderry Open Mon-Fri 8:30a-5:30p & Sat 10:00a-2:00p

Denton 1918 McCormick St. Saturday & Sunday 9am-3pm Electronics, Furniture, Clothes, etc. Denton 19 Highview Cr. Saturday only, 8a-Noon Chevy wheels, furniture, baby/kids clothes & toys & more Denton 2636 John Drive Westgate Hills Fri & Sat 8 - 2 Furniture, clothes, toys, dishes, and more!

$0 APP FEE $710--$920 1 & 2 BR Studios. Washer/Dryer in most 2brm PET LOVERS No weight restrictions No Pooper Scooper Free Gym Membership Free Cable ($47.38) Free HBO ($10) Free Hi-spd internet ($40) NO WATER BILL ($40) STUDIO PLACE APTS 1900 SAM BASS BLVD (behind Outback Steakhouse) 940-898-0133

CAMPUS SQUARE APTS Call 940-387-5565

Denton 3608 Marquette Dr, Oakmont Two, Fri 7-Noon, Sat 71pm M-wave, TV’s, furniture, e-karts, clothes & toys

380 FLEA MARKET Open every Sat. & Sun.

All metroplex buyers & sellers welcome. Located 1 mile E. of Loop 288 on Hwy. 380, in Denton. (940) 391-6202 (940) 383-1064 (h) • (940) 390-5900 (c)

SPACIOUS 1 & 2 Bedrooms Near Universities Frostfree Refrigerator. No pets $525 & Up. Call 940-566-0060 Approx 2400 Sq Ft Retail 1 block from historic square 221 W. Oak in Denton Call 940-387-5123

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Lease today! Westwind Apartments $199 to apply. 1710 Sam Bass 940-382-1535

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6486 Gregg Rd., 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, Almost New, Quite, Nice views, close to 35 & UNT. Available 4/1/13 $900.00 940-220-6488


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Saturday, March 23rd 10AM 209 W. Collins Denton, Tx 76201

At On the Road Again Wrecker Service Selling vehicles and parts to the public to satisfy storage liens; some of these vehicles will run and drive, others are for parts only. Inspection: Friday March 22nd, 1-4 PM Terms: CASH or CREDIT CARD ONLY, NO CHECKS For more info: or 817-925-9322/817-980-5707

Clater and Associates Auctioneers INC Sanger, TX 76266 TX12730/16060


$0 rent for 2 weeks $ 425 - $ 2000 Houses, Duplexes & Apartments Open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm Saturday by Appt.


$1000/mo. 2 or 3 Bdrm on 10 acres, with pond, SE of Sanger, on Huling Rd. Barbara Russell Realtors 940-566-2730

1112 Bell across from TWU, large 2/2, hardwood floor, laundry $800/mo Call 940-382-2768

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2104 Leslie 3/2/2, $1300/mo $1000 deposit. Large home, all appliances incl washer/dryer, central heat/air 940-383-2141

2 Bedrooms - $620 3 Bedrooms - $765

2/1/1, no pets, one year lease $650/mo + dep. 1824 Sena 940-382-8488 2/1, Dining Room, Garage, Brick, AGDO, vaulted ceilings, new carpet & ceramic tile, new appliances, WBFP, 1217 Pin Oak $850/mo 940-466-9702

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Katya Muller 817-781-3542 Jason Long 940-595-1900 1400 DALLAS DR DENTON, TX 76205

1401 Country Club Argyle, TX 2/2/2 $1500 + dep. Country living close to town Large treed lot 940-566-5717 KILLIAN PROPERTY MGT 2100 sq ft, 4BR/2B, 2 car garage, community pool/ gym, HOA not included, wood floors, open floor plan, 2617 Hereford, $1600/mo. 469-563-9713




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924 Denton St 1 Bdrm 1 Bath, $585/mo + bills. 940-566-5717 KILLIAN PROPERTY MGT

1004 Austin St. Totally renovated. 3 large bdrms, 1 bath, living room, kitchen w/all stainless appliances, dining area, laundry room with washer/dryer, tile & carpeted floors, CH/A, close to UNT & TWU, $1195/mo. $1000 deposit. 940-390-1165 1015 Vine Street, 1B /1B House Fenced yard, Washer & Dryer included, 1 Block from TWU, $625M includes Water. Call: 940-395-5104

Hollyhills Apartment Homes


NEW! 3-2-2 and 3-2.5-2 Duplex $1075 817-560-4900

FREE CABLE & WATER Low elec. bills. 6/9/12 mo. lease. $0 App, Luxury Downtown! 2/1 $695/mo; 2/2 $710/mo 1BR $795 2BR $1095 3BR $1345 1/1 $580-$595. Walk to UNT. Call Wood Floors, Washer/Dryer our friendly staff at 940-382-3100. 940-368-6419

2425 Old North Road, 2/1.5 $600 plus. 940-566-5717 KILLIAN PROPERTY MGT

515 Austin, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 1 half bath, Avail Now, 1100sf Studio w fenced yd, WBFP, close to TWU & downtown. Sm Pet. $800 + Deps. 940-565-1399 Lv Message

Walk to UNT -- Efficiency, 1 & 2 BR starting at $435 & up

Coronado Oaks, 201 Coronado in Denton, 1 BDRM starts at $549; 2 BDRM starts at $779. Ask about Special 940-566-0308

Denton, 321 E. McKinney @ Denton Civic Center HUGE CHILDREN’S SALE! 300+ Families! Children’s equip, toys, furniture, clothes, maternity items & much more! Wed, Mar 20, 4p-9p $10 admis. Thurs - Sat, Mar 21-23, 9a-7p. Sun, Mar 24, 9a-2p. $3 Admission Thurs, only(or bring this ad). Fri - Sun FREE. Most items 50%--off on Sun.

Shadowwood Apts Denton! 2BR, $550/mo Specials avail. Open Mon, Wed, Fri 10am-3pm 940-387-0452

Aspen Apartments, Sanger, TX 1 Bdrms, FREE Rent, NO Pets Karl Klement Properties @ 940-627-6362

Corinth, 1636 Ash Lane, Cyprus Point Estates, Fri and Sat 8a-2p, Huge Family Garage/Estate Sale



3/1.5/1, central heat/air, fenced yard, no pets, 1 yr lease, $800/mo. + deposit. 1536 Charles, in Denton 940-382-8488



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tabulations, additional reports or other information relevant to bidding the Project. Pre-bid conference for the project will be held at 10:30 AM, Tuesday The Northwest Independent April 2, 2013 at the office of the School District will receive DISTRICT ENGINEER, and is not Request for Proposals (RFP) in mandatory. All questions can be Please take notice that Perry the Purchasing Department, by submitted on this site no later Properties, Inc., plaintiff, has filed mailing to PO Box 77070, an action against Kerri L. Miller, Fort Worth, Texas, 76177-0070 or than Friday, March 29, 2013. Bids must be accompanied by a her heirs, executors, administra- delivering to 2001 Texan Drive, cashier’s check or a bid bond tors, and assigns, defendants, in Justin, Texas 76247 for: from a surety company holding a the Court of Common Pleas of permit in the State of Texas for an Erie County, Pennsylvania, Civil Maintenance Equipment, amount equal to 2% of the Division, No. 13947-2012. Parts and Supplies amount bid. The amount of said Plaintiff is the owner of the RFP #013-016-03-008 cashier’s check or bond will be described property situate in April 19, 2013 @ 4:00 P.M. forfeited to the OWNER and the Harborcreek Township, County of bank or surety shall be liable to Erie, and Commonwealth of The District shall receive the the OWNER for the amount in Pennsylvania, being 1.061 acres proposals at Northwest ISD event the successful bidder fail or of land, bearing Erie County Administration Center, refuse to enter into a contract or Assessment Index No. (27) 302001Texan Drive, Justin, TX furnish bonds as hereafter 26-37, being commonly known as 76247, at the specified time and 124 Shorewood Road, North date. Proposals will be opened as required within ten (10) days after the date of notice of award. East, Pennsylvania 16428. The received and recorded. defendant may have some interPerformance, Payment and est in the above-described prop- Proposal forms will be released erty. Plaintiff has filed this action starting Monday, March 18, 2013, Maintenance bonds are required. to quiet title to the property and from the Purchasing Department The OWNER reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive seeks to bar the defendant from by contacting Jennifer Tallman, informalities or irregularities in ever asserting any right, title, fax 817.698.1004 or e-mail bidding in case of lack of clarity in interest, lien, or claim against the . Proposals stating prices. The OWNER property. can be down loaded from the reserves the right to consider the Northwest ISD web page YOU HAVE BEEN SUED IN under Purchasing most advantageous construction thereof, or reject the bid. COURT. IF YOU WISH TO DEBid Opportunities. FEND AGAINST THE CLAIMS SET FORTH IN THE FOLLOWNorthwest ISD reserves the right Lennar Homes, L.P., on behalf of ING PAGES, YOU MUST TAKE to reject any/or all proposals and DENTON COUNTY FRESH WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT ACTION WITHIN TWENTY 920) to accept any proposal or DAYS AFTER THIS COMPLAINT combination of proposals deemed No. 10. AND NOTICE ARE SERVED, BY most advantageous to the DRC 3/17, 3/24 & 3/31/2013 ENTERING A WRITTEN APNorthwest Independent School PEARANCE PERSONALLY OR District and to waive any Z12-0009 BY ATTORNEY AND FILING IN informalities in bidding. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING WRITING WITH THE COURT YOUR DEFENSES OR OBJEC- DRC 3/17 & 3/24/2013 The City Council of the City of TIONS TO THE CLAIMS SET Denton will hold a public hearing PUBLIC NOTICE FORTH AGAINST YOU. YOU on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, and ARE WARED THA TIF YOU FAIL Notice is hereby given that sealed consider adoption of an TO DO SO, THE CASE MAY ordinance regarding a rezoning Requests for Proposals PROCEED WITHOUT YOU AND from Employment Center Industriaddressed to the Purchasing A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENal (EC-I) to a Neighborhood TERED AGAINST YOU BY THE Department of Denton County, Residential 3 (NR-3) zoning Texas, 401 W. Hickory, Suite COURT WITHOUT FURTHER district on approximately 8.532 324, Denton, Texas 76201, will NOTICE FOR ANY MONEY acres of land. The subject be received until 2:00 p.m., CLAIMED IN THE COMPLAINT, property is generally located east at Monday, March 25, 2013 OR FOR ANY OTHER CLAIM OR which time said proposals will be of Loop 288 and north of RELIEF REQUESTED BY THE University Drive (US 380); and publicly opened for: PLAINTIFF. YOU MAY LOSE providing for a penalty in the MONEY OR PROERTY OR OTHmaximum amount of $2,000.00 Inmate Telephone Service, ER RIGHTS IMPORTANT TO for violations, thereof, severability RFP #10-12-2169 YOU. and an effective date. (Z12YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS 0009) The Planning and Zoning PAPER TO YOUR LAWYER AT Bids shall be submitted for unit Commission recommended ONCE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE pricing. Envelopes containing approval of this request (7-0). proposals must be so marked or A LAWYER OR CANNOT AFthey will not be considered. FORD ONE, GO TO OR TELENana Appiah, AICP PHONE THE OFFICE SET Project Manager A non-mandatory Pre-Bid FORTH BELOW TO FIND OUT WHERE YOU CAN GET LEGAL Conference will be held for this DRC 3/17/2013 project at the Denton County HELP. Sheriff’s Office, 127 N. Woodrow, Z12-0012 Denton, Texas 76209 at 9:00 IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING a.m., March 13, 2013. A tour of HIRE A LAWYER, THIS OFFICE the project site will be held immeMAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE diately following the Pre-proposal The City Council of the City of YOU WITH INFORMATION Denton will hold a public hearing ABOUT AGENCIES THAT MAY Conference. on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, and OFFER LEGAL SERVIES TO consider adopting an ordinance Copies of specifications may be ELIGIBLE PERSONS AT regarding the rezoning of approxiobtained from the Purchasing A REDUCED FEE OR NO FEE. mately 6.963 acres of land from a Department, 401 W. Hickory, Suite 324, Denton, Texas or from Regional Center Commercial Lawyers Referral Service Downtown (RCC-D) zoning Denton County’s Internet site at P.O. Box 1792 district to a Regional Center http://purchasing.denton Erie, PA 16507 Residential 2 (RCR-2) zoning (814) 459-4411 district. The site is located on the MON - FRI 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. north and east sides of Shoreline Minority and small business Drive, west of Unicorn Lake vendors or contractors are David E. Holland, Esq. Boulevard. The meeting will be encouraged to bid on any and all PA 23793 held at 6:30 pm in the City Denton County Projects. MacDONALD, ILLIG, JONES & Council Chambers located in City BRITTON LLP Hall at 215 E. McKinney Street, Beth Fleming, C.P.M., CPPO 100 State Street, Suite 700 Denton, Texas. Director of Purchasing Erie, Pennsylvania 16507-1459 Denton County, Texas (814) 870-7755 Cindy Jackson, AICP Project Manager DRC 3/3, 3/10 & 3/17/2013 DRC 3/17/2013 Denton County Transportation NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Authority is accepting sealed bids DRC 3/17/2013 Z12-0014 for Shelving, Furniture and misc. The City of Krum will hold a public Shop Furnishings, RFB 13-11. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING meeting to discuss and provide Bids will be accepted until 2:30 information regarding the Feral The City Council of the City of pm CT, April 9, 2013, at the Cat Trap-Neuter-Return and Denton will hold a public hearing DCTA office located at Colony Registration Program, on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, and 1660 S. Stemmons, Suite 250, Thursday, March 28, 2013 at consider adopting an ordinance Lewisville, TX 75067. Copies of 6:30 p.m., in the City Council regarding the rezoning of approxithe documents are available for Chambers located at mately 27.76 acres of land from a download at 146 W. McCart Street, Krum, DCTA reserves the right to reject Rural Residential (RD-5) zoning Texas. All interested citizens are any and all bids. district to an Employment Center encouraged to attend. Industrial (EC-I) zoning district. The site is generally located north DRC 3/17 & 3/24/2013 DRC 3/17 & 3/24/2013 of University Drive and west of Denton County Transportation Masch Branch Road, legally CITY OF KRUM, TEXAS Authority is accepting sealed bids described as Lot 2, Block 1 of the ORDINANCE NO. 2013-03-04 for Mobile Column Lifts, Marriott Gardens Addition. The RFB 13-09. Bids will be accepted meeting will be held at 6:30 pm in AN ORDINANCE ALTERING until 2:00 pm CT, April 9, 2013, at the City Council Chambers THE PRIMA FACIE SPEED the DCTA office located at located in City Hall at 215 E. LIMITS ESTABLISHED FOR 1660 S. Stemmons, Suite 250, McKinney Street, Denton, Texas. VEHICLES UNDER THE PROVI- Lewisville, TX 75067. Copies of SIONS OF TRANSPORTATION the documents are available for Ron Menguita, AICP CODE, SECTION 545.356 UPON download at . Project Manager FM 1173 (MCCART STREET) DCTA reserves the right to reject OR PARTS THEREOF, WITHIN any and all bids. DRC 3/17/2013 THE INCORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF KRUM, AS SET DISTRICT COURT, DRC 3/17 & 3/24/2013 OUT IN THIS ORDINANCE; AND MESA COUNTY Lennar Homes, L.P., on behalf of PROVIDING A PENALTY OF A STATE OF COLORADO DENTON COUNTY FRESH FINE NOT TO EXCEED $200.00 Mesa County Justice Center FOR THE VIOLATION OF THIS WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT No. 125 N. Spruce Street ORDINANCE. Any person violat- 10 will receive bids for the conGrand Junction, CO 81501 struction of WATER, SANITARY ing any of the provisions of this SEWER AND STORM ordinance shall be deemed guilty Plaintiff: OCWEN LOAN DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS of a misdemeanor and upon SERVICING, LLC on behalf of FOR ARTESIA, PHASE 4C; conviction thereof shall be fined HSBC Bank USA N.A., as TrustDENTON COUNTY, TEXAS. Job ee on behalf of ACE Securities in any sum not to exceed Two No. 00038B-04C02. Sealed bids Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust Hundred Dollars ($200.00). Passed and approved on this the must be delivered to the office of and for the registered holders of 4th day of March, 2013 during the the DISTRICT ENGINEER no lat- ACE Securities Corp. Home Equier than 11:30 AM, Tuesday, April ty Loan Trust 2007-HE1 Asset Regular City Council meeting. 16, 2013. The bids will be publicly Backed Pass-Through CertifiMayor: Terri Wilson, Attest: Andrea R. Dzioba, City Secretary opened and read aloud at this cates time and place. Bids received af- v. ter this time will be returned unopDRC 3/16 & 3/17/2013 Defendants: RUSSELL NELSON ened. Address proposals to: AND CINDI A. NELSON, NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING DISTRICT ENGINEER, Petitt MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC Barraza, LLC, 300 Municipal REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, Drive, Richardson, Texas 75080. INC., a Delaware Corporation actNotice is hereby given that Denton County will hold a Public Plans, specifications and bid ing solely as nominee for Hearing to approve the Replat of documents are available at SEBRING CAPITAL PARTNERS, Lantana Retail Addition, Lots 2R; LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, Keyword: 00038-08B04C02. & 3R, Block 5A, located in a Corporation organized and exContract Documents may be Commissioner Precinct #4 as isting under the laws of downloaded or viewed free of recommended Denton County Delaware; PAUL BROWN, as charge at this web site. It is the Public Works. The Public Public Trustee of Mesa County, downloader’s responsibility to Hearing will be held by the Colorado; and ALL UNKNOWN determine that a complete set of PERSONS WHO CLAIM ANY INDenton County Commissioners documents, as defined in the Court on Tuesday April 2, 2013, TEREST IN THE SUBJECT MATInstructions to Bidders are at 9:00 a.m., at the Denton TER OF THIS ACTION received. Printed copies of the County Courthouse-on-theContract Documents may be Square, Commissioners CourtAttorney for Plaintiff: purchased at the website for the VADEN LAW FIRM, LLC room, 110 West Hickory, 2nd Floor, Denton, Texas, 76201. For cost of printing. The cost for Wayne E. Vaden, Esq. (#21026) more information, please contact printed Contract Documents is Angela Hutton-Howard (#21090) non-refundable. This web site the Public Works Department at 2015 York Street will be updated periodically with 940-349-3250. Denver, Colorado 80205 addenda, plan holders lists, bid (303) 377-2933 tabulations, additional reports or DRC 3/3, 3/10 & 3/17/2013

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Centrally located 940-387-9914 effective date. (CA12-0004) The Planning and Zoning Commission Mark, Cell# 214-392-9092. recommended approval of this Near Lake Ray Roberts, Avail Now Extra Clean 2716 request (7-0). 2 Large Bdrms, on large lot. Weslayan 3/2/2, 1424 sf, fenced $450/mo + deposit. yard, Denton ISD - Guyer HS, 3/2/2 fenced yard, Ponder ISD on Nana Appiah, AICP Call 940-482-2921 $1250/mo Nancy 940-300-5890 2.5 acres in Stony area. Fresh Project Manager paint. $1395/mo Water & trash Sherwood - Newly Remodeled Call 940-387-7514 pd. Call 940-391-8419 We have 2 & 3 Bdrms Now Avail! DRC 3/17/2013 MORELLE MILLER Great Location near Denton Reg. REALTORS 3/2, CH/A, 2023 Bell Ave. Ad for CSP #014-12-13 Hosp. & New Denton Rail Depot! walking distance to TWU. Groceries, Staples and We have a Special for You! 8836 S. Hickory, Krum 4/2 $995 $950/mo Disposables 320 Gabe Ct .............. 3/2/1 $925 940-382-9903. 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A pre-proposal meeting will be held at the Northwest ISD Administration Center, 2001 Texan Drive, Justin, TX 76247 on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 @ 10:00 A.M.




The proposal packet may be obtained beginning Monday, March 18, 2013, by email to or by telephone; 817.215.0095 or proposals can be down loaded from the Northwest ISD web page under Purchasing Bid Opportunities also.

Northwest I.S.D. reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to accept any proposal or combination of proposals deemed most advantageous to the Northwest Independent School District and to waive irregularities or informalities as may be deemed in the District’s interest. DRC 3/17 & 3/24/2013


Case Numbers: Courtroom / Division: COMPLAINT FOR FORECLOSURE PURSUANT TO RULE 105, C.R.C.P.


and legally described as follows: Lot 8 of Gummere Subdivision (Amended) County of Mesa, State of Colorado, also known by street and number at 435 Gummere Road, Grand Junction, Colorado 81503 (the “Property”) FIRST CLAIM FOR RELIEF (Judicial Foreclosure)

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that sealed bids addressed to the Purchasing Department of Denton County, 401 W. Hickory, Denton, Texas 76201, will be received until 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 25, 2013, at which time said bids will be publicly opened and read for

3. The allegations of Paragraphs Printing, Bid #02-13-2182 1 through 2 hereof are incorporated herein by this reference as Bids shall be submitted for unit though fully set forth. pricing. Payment shall be made from current funds. Envelopes 4. On or about June 14, 2006, containing bids must be so Defendants, NELSONS executed marked or they will not be considand delivered to Defendant ered. Sebring Capital Partners their promissory note in the original Copies of specifications may be principal sum of $182,750.00, a obtained from the Purchasing Detrue copy of which is attached as partment, 401 W. Hickory, DenExhibit B and incorporated here- ton, Texas 76201 or from Denton in by this reference as County’s Internet site at though fully set forth (the “Note”). . 5. Defendants NELSONS have failed to make the payments required by the Note, and the Note is now in default. Defendant’s last mortgage payment of record was November 1, 2011. 6. By reason of Defendants NELSONS default on the Note, Plaintiff as Holder in Due Course has elected to declare the entire unpaid balance of the Note due and payable, together with default interest accrued and accruing thereon. 7. As of the date hereof, there is now due to Plaintiff the sum of $189,253.45 on the unpaid balance of the Note, together with interest accrued and accruing thereon at the rate of 5.1% per annum from and after November 1, 2011. SECOND CLAIM FOR RELIEF (Quiet Title)

Minority and small business vendors or contractors are encouraged to bid on any and all Denton County Projects. Beth Fleming, C.P.M., CPPO Director of Purchasing Denton County, Texas 940-349-3130 DRC 3/10, 3/17/2013 NOTICE TO VENDORS INVITATION TO BID The Northwest Independent School District will receive Request for Proposals in the Purchasing Department, by mailing to PO Box 77070, Fort Worth, Texas, 76177-0070 or delivering to 2001 Texan Drive, Justin, Texas 76247 for: ATHLETIC/PE SUPPLIES, UNIFORMS, EQUIPMENT, & REPAIRS RFP #010-014-03-010 APRIL 19, 2013 @ 4:00 P.M.

8. The allegations of Paragraph 1 through 7 hereof are incorporated herein by this reference as The District shall receive the prothough fully set forth. posals at Northwest ISD Administration Center, 2001 Texan Drive, 9. Defendant, Mortgage Electron- Justin, TX 76247, at the specified ic Registration Systems, Inc., act- time and date. Proposals will be ing solely as the nominee for opened as received and recordNew Century Mortgage Corpora- ed. Proposal forms will be retion (“MERS”) may claim an inter- leased starting Monday, March est in the Property by 18, 2013, from the Purchasing virtue of a Deed of Trust dated Department by contacting Christa June 14, 2006. Spearman, fax 817.698.1004 or e-mail 10. Defendant Paul Brown is Proposals can be downloaded named herein in her official cafrom the Northwest ISD web page pacity as Public Trustee of Mesa under PurchasCounty, Colorado. ing Bid Opportunities. 11. Plaintiff desires to foreclose the Deed of Trust and has filed with the Mesa County Public Trustee a Notice of Election and Demand for Sale.

Northwest ISD reserves the right to reject any/or all proposals and to accept any proposal or combination of proposals deemed most advantageous to the Northwest Independent School District and 12. The Deed of Trust provides to waive any informalities in bidthat a default under the Note shall ding. be a default under the Deed of Trust. DRC 3/17, 3/24/2013 13. The Deed of Trust provides that if foreclosure is made through the courts, a reasonable attorney fee shall be allowed as part of the foreclosure. 14. The lien of Plaintiff’s Deed of Trust is prior and superior to the interest of any of the Defendants in the Property.


Plaintiff: OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC on behalf of HSBC Bank USA N.A., as Trustee on behalf of ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust and for A. For an order against Defendthe registered holders of ACE Seants NELSONS in the amount of curities Corp. Home Equity Loan $189,253.45 in unpaid principal, Trust 2007-HE1 Asset Backed plus interest accrued and accru- Pass-Through Certificates ing thereon from and after v. November 1, 2011 at the rate of Defendants: RUSSELL NELSON 5.1% per annum, costs and a AND CINDI A. NELSON, reasonable attorney fee. MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, B. Adjudging Plaintiff’s Deed of INC., a Delaware Corporation actTrust to be a first and prior lien on ing solely as nominee for the Property, and directing the SEBRING CAPITAL PARTNERS, Sheriff of Mesa County, Colorado, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, a Corto sell the property at public sale poration organized and existing and to apply the proceeds thereof under the laws of Delaware; to Plaintiff’s judgment. PAUL BROWN, as Public Trustee of Mesa County, Colorado; and C. All other interests, be ALL UNKNOWN PERSONS adjudged to be junior and inferior WHO CLAIM ANY INTEREST IN to the lien claimed by Plaintiff, THE SUBJECT MATTER such that upon expiration of the OF THIS ACTION period of redemption after the Sheriff sale sought by Plaintiff, Attorneys for Plaintiff: and without redemption therefrom VADEN LAW FIRM, LLC by those parties as junior Wayne E. Vaden, Esq. (#21026) lienors, the interests of those par- Angela Hutton-Howard, Esq. ties would be null and void and (#21090) extinguished thereby. 2015 York Street Denver CO 80205 D. Plaintiff’s lien be foreclosed (303) 377-2933 Office and the Property sold at public (303) 377-2934 Facsimile sale for the amount of Judgment which may be awarded to Plaintiff by the Court, together with interCase No. 2012CV4285 est to accrue thereon, and together with additional unpaid assessSUMMONS ments, late charges, and interest as may accrue, and such other The People of the State of charges as allowed by DeclaraColorado tion, including Plaintiff’s additional To the Defendant named attorney fees and costs in proabove: ceeding to a sheriff’s sale. SEBRING CAPITAL PARTNERS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP E. For an Order that the proceeds 4000 International Parkway, from the foreclosure sale be ap#3000, Carrollton, Texas 75007 plied as follows: You are summoned and required 1. First to pay all fees, costs, and to file with the clerk of this court expenses incurred in connection an answer to or other response to with the sale; the attached complaint within 2. Second to repay advances for twenty (20) days after this sumtaxes, insurance, other items as mons is served on you in the allowed by law; State of Colorado, or within thirty 3. Third, to pay Plaintiff’s sums (30) days after this summons is due it for unpaid assessments served on you outside the State and pursuant to judgment award- of Colorado. ed herein; and 4. Fourth, to pay any balance re- If you fail to file your answer or maining into the Registry of the other response to the complaint Court, said balance to be applied in writing within the applicable as the Court shall hereafter ditime period, judgment by default rect. may be entered against you by the court for the relief demanded F. The rights, tenancy, lease of in the complaint, without further any party in possession be termi- notice to you. nated. The following document is also G. Plaintiff be granted possession served with this Summons: of the Property. COMPLAINT WHEREFORE, Plaintiff requests judgment as follows:

H. Such other, further, and different relief as Plaintiff may be entitled to receive and as this Court may deem just and equitable.

I. In the event that Plaintiff is forced to pay property taxes on Plaintiff, Ocwen Loan Servicing, the subject Property to avoid tax LLC, by and through its undersales and tax deeds which would signed counsel, the Vaden Law extinguish its position, Plaintiff reFirm, LLC, states and alleges as quests that an undetermined follows: amount can be claimed from Defendant owners representing GENERAL ALLEGATIONS reimbursement for any property 1. Plaintiff is a loan servicing cor- taxes paid when submitting bid poration formed under the laws of for sale to Sheriff. the State of Florida, with its principal place of business in J. For such other and further reWest Palm Beach, Florida who lief as this Court may deem just has acquired interest in the Note and proper. and Deed of Trust by virtue of being the Holder in Due Course of Respectfully submitted this 16th such stated Note and Deed of day of May, 2012 Trust originally held by DefendVADEN LAW FIRM, LLC ant, Sebring Capital Partners. /s/ Angela Hutton-Howard, #21090 2. Defendants, Russell Nelson Pursuant to C.R.C.P. 121, 1and Cindi A. Nelson (“NELSON26(9), original signature on file at S”) are individuals who gained the law office of Vaden Law Firm, ownership of the Property by way LLC and made available for of a Deed of Trust from Defendinspection upon request ant, SEBRING CAPITAL PARTNERS, dated June 14, Plaintiff’s Address: 2006. A true and correct copy of P.O. Box 18997 the Deed of Trust is attached Denver, CO 80218 hereto as Exhibit A. The real 1 (877) 245-1529 property is located within the Broomfield Heights Subdivision DRC 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17 and legally described as follows:

DATED this 11th day of June, 2012. Vaden Law Firm /s/Angela Hutton-Howard. $21090 Pursuant to C.R.C.P., I-26(9). original signature on file at the law office of the Vaden Law Firm, LLC and made available for inspection upon request. DRC 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17


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Food truck owners say city ordinance is good but still needs some work By Rachel Mehlhaff Name: Tara Lynn “Maveu Napteu� Smith Occupation: French teacher by day, cofounder/director of Cherie Amie by night/ weekend/summer. E-mail: tara@cherieamie .com Birth date and place: Aug. 11; Sugar Land Family: mother, Lynnette Nadeau; father, Terrell Smith; and my dog-child, Amie, 2. My business philosophy is: Take care of others; God will take care of you. If I could, I’d be a: fulltime director of Cherie Amie with a salary. I’m so sick of: businesses that make money the only priority and aren’t consciously aware of the impact they make on people. The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: John F. Kennedy, Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey and Jesus. My hobbies are: African culture and food, vocal performance, hot yoga, and sustainable development projects with Peace Tree Africa, my 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization. The last book I read was: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. I wish I knew how to: play guitar. Nobody knows I: once jumped off a cliff in Greece. The person I most admire is: John F. Kennedy My guilty pleasure is: Volcano Eruption Cake. I drive a: 2012 Toyota Camry. I’d like to be driving a: yacht, touring the oceans around the world. My favorite restaurant is: Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant. I regret: not living in France longer as an exchange student after high school. If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: travel the world. If I could change one thing about Denton, it would be: Bring back The Tomato, move Mr. Chopsticks back and all of Cool Beans on Fry Street. I would remove what has made Fry Street so commercial and corporate in the last few years. When I retire, I plan to: write a book, and read more books. Community activities: founder and president, Peace Tree Africa.

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Food truck owners are happy about the new ordinance that allows them to obtain an annual permit but say it could use some work. Many food trucks gathered last weekend for 35 Denton. But despite the new ordinance, many of the locally owned food trucks, such as Shiitake Swerve and Happy Camper’s Shaved Ice, Lemonades and Floats, were using temporary permits for the music festival because they don’t meet all the requirements for an annual permit yet. Previously, the only option was to get a temporary permit, which is good for 14 days and limited to three permits per year. The Denton City Council voted in November on the new ordinance, allowing for the annual permits. In order to get the permit, a food truck business needs to have proof of a Texas sales and use tax permit, an itinerary of its route, permission to use a bathroom at the property where the truck is parked, an agreement with a commissary kitchen, a Type I hood installed and inspected, current vehicle license and registration, adequate potable and wastewater capacities, water tank security, a wastewater tank clean-out valve, a hand-washing sink and a ware-washing sink. The ordinance prohibits home preparation or home storage of the food as well as parking the truck at home. It has food temperature requirements — for cold food, 41 degrees or below; for hot food, 135 degrees or above. Marcus Holcomb, who co-owns Shiitake Swerve with Melanie Fisher, said, “The city of Denton has been really great to deal with. I think they are trying

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Food trucks are shown lined up on Hickory Street during 35 Denton on March 10. Many of the food truck owners were given temporary permits for the music festival because they didn’t meet the requirements for an annual permit. to be objective and realistic.� Shiitake Swerve serves gourmet mushrooms in the form of tacos and sandwiches. Holcomb said when he came up with his menu, he wanted a vegetarian option that his father, a “hard-core steak eater,� would like. But he has a few concerns about the new ordinance, such as not being able to park his truck at his house, having to drive to Corinth, at the closest, to dispose of his wastewater and not having a place designated for food trucks. The reason he was given for not being able to park his truck at his house is that the city doesn’t have jurisdiction at people’s homes and the city doesn’t want food truck owners cooking in their trucks at home, he said.

“It’s a weird area,� Holcomb said. “I completely understand where they are coming from.� There also isn’t a local place to dump wastewater or wash the truck, he said. “We’re going to have to drive this beast miles,� to dump the wastewater, Holcomb said. He said an RV park and a truck wash would fix that issue. Holcomb would like to see the city offer a way to dump wastewater at the waste management facility. “That would really be inviting to the food truck culture in Denton,� he said. Holcomb said another area of concern is that there are not specific areas where food trucks can park. If he wants to park somewhere, he has to make out a plan and the city will decide whether to

approve it, he said. “You’re either in a zone that is usable or you’re not,� Holcomb said. Council member Kevin Roden, who has supported the ordinance, said this is a good time to hear concerns from food truck owners because the council agreed, when it passed the ordinance in November, that it would revisit the topic in six months. He’d like to see Denton have a food truck park like other cities, including Fort Worth. But food truck parks — areas where a group of trucks can park to offer a variety of food — are set up by private property owners. They invite the food trucks to set up on their land, Roden said. See FOOD TRUCKS on 2D

Barber reopens shop with a new vision A lton Phillips began cutting hair when he was 24. Now at 28, he is reopening a hair salon at 318 E. Oak St. “We have four barbers total — one Hispanic, one Caucasian and two African-Americans,� Phillips said on Thursday. “It is multicultural.� Originally from California, Phillips took over Jenesis Barbershop and has spent the past month and a half remodeling the 800-square-foot location. In August 2012, Phillips learned the owner of the Jenesis salon wanted to retire. He said it was the perfect opportunity for him to not only own a barbershop (the second in his career) but also make a few updates. He painted walls, added a new floor and placed flat-screen televisions throughout the business and is still adding a few finishing touches. He reopened the barbershop under the name Re-Jenesis. “I want to put my mark here,� Phillips said. “It is a new owner, and we have a new vision. And my mission is to give back to the community in every way possible.� Phillips has been involved in the community since he got to Denton a year and a half ago. He started a “Back to School Bash� to provide free backpacks and haircuts and plans to make it an annual event. The next event is

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scheduled for August, before the beginning of the school year. Phillips said he began cutting hair because a couple of his friends were in the business and his father is also a barber. “I come from a family who cuts hair and [have] been involved with hair since I was young,� he said. “I always wanted to give back and mentor and listen to people. At the same time I wanted to help them by giving them something they can enjoy, which is a haircut — not only a great haircut, but a great experience.� To celebrate the renovation of the barbershop, Re-Jenesis will provide free food and haircuts Saturday, along with an NBA 2K tournament. Business hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit www.face

Alton Phillips gives Guy Geter a haircut Thursday at Re-Jenesis Barbershop, at 318 E. Oak St. ■Those who want to get free cupcakes for a year need to check the bottom of their cupcakes and to find a winning sticker, said Lisa Britten, owner of Sugar Queen Cupcakes. Britten said her promotion will be available all next weekend during the opening of her longawaited store at Rayzor Ranch Marketplace. “We did something similar to that when we Britten opened our Frisco store,� she said. Britten opened her first store in Lake Dallas in 2008, followed by Plano a year later. The Frisco store opened in

2011. “I started doing cakes and then cupcakes,â€? she said. “Once my cupcake business kind of expanded, I had to make a decision of which way I wanted to go and then I transitioned over to cupcakes only.â€? The menu at the Denton location will offer around 18 cupcakes flavors. “Every season we change our menu and we also have something called Baker’s Choice,â€? she said. “We will put something new in every week that one of the bakers is working on. Last week, [a baker] did a white chocolate raspberry [cupcake], something fun that is not regular on our menu.â€? See RAMĂ?REZ on 6D





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Minimum distributions can change your tax bracket Q : We haven’t seen much

information on folks in our position. Here is our situation: My wife is 65, I am 67. We have been retired for five years. Our yearly income is around $120,000. Together, we have close to $1 million in two 457 accounts [government version of 401(k)], one IRA and my self-directed portion of a state pension. Currently we are not taking any money out of those accounts. I know that at age 70 1/2 we will be required to start taking distributions from the accounts. Will it be better to wait until we have to start distributions, or start now? Is there a magic income number that we should avoid due to income tax, or are the taxes just a gradual progression? L.J.F., Seattle A: You’ll need to visit with your tax accountant to get a fix

Scott Burns on this because it should be tailored to your situation. But let me point out the major milestones in your tax future. First, the 15 percent tax bracket now ends at $72,500 for those filing a joint return. Every dollar of taxable income over $72,500 is taxed at 25 percent until you reach $146,400. That’s when the marginal tax rate rises to 28 percent. Make allowance for your deductions and exemptions, and you’ve got some run room before hitting the 28 percent racket.

premium will rise to $146.90 for joint filers with taxable incomes of $170,000 ($85,000 for single taxpayers), and there will be a Medicare Part D surcharge of an additional $11.60 a month. Required minimum distributions may drive your taxable income into this range, so some amount of Roth conversion will serve to reduce the odds that this will happen. This is what some would call a “Cadillac problem,” a dilemma few people will get to experience. It is, however, further evidence of the rising de facto means-testing of Social Security and Medicare that I discussed in a recent column. ■ Q: I am 66 years old and retired. I have owned one rental property for the past 25 years. I am earning about 5 percent on this property (after taxes, insurance, upkeep, etc.).


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Because I don’t really want to own any more rentals, can you tell me what options I have to capture a 5 percent yield? Are there any REITs or ETFs that can give me anything close to this kind of return? D.G., San Antonio A: There are REITs that can provide a yield of 5 percent or more, but you will find that most are doing this by paying out more than they are generating from FFO (funds from operations). So their 5 percent yield may not be the same (or as secure) as your 5 percent yield. More important, it may not be as sustainable. Most yields are lower. The

yield on the iShares FTSE NAREIT Residential Index REIT (ticker: REZ), for instance, is just more than 3 percent. The yield on the Vanguard REIT Index Fund (ticker: VNQ), is about 3.4 percent. So looking for 5 percent is reaching and may be quite risky. My suggestion: Either lower your yield requirement or consider another high-yield venue such as a pipeline master limited partnership, known as an MLP. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (ticker: KMP), a leader in the field, currently yields a bit under 6 percent. There are many others as well. (Caveat: These are complicated investments and will deliver tax benefits at the expense of making your tax return much longer.) SCOTT BURNS is a principal of the Plano-based investment firm AssetBuilder Inc. — Universal Press Syndicate

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Food trucks

If someone started a food park, they could create a place where food trucks can dump grease or wastewater, he said. “At this point, they can go to any private property that wants to have them,” Roden said. A business or apartment complex could invite food trucks to set up in a parking lot to offer employees, customers and residents something different. “It’s just a matter of people making the right connections,” Roden said. Tyler Griffis, who co-owns Happy Camper’s with Kaydi Moreland, said his main concern is the commissary kitchen requirement. “There are not many businesses willing to open up their kitchen and be liable to what you do,” he said. Griffis decided to get into the food truck business when his job at Bahama Buck’s ended and his grandfather gave him a 1959 Shasta trailer. He had been the manager at the Denton Bahama Buck’s, which sells shaved ice, and decided he would turn that experience into a business of his own when it shut down. “It’s the commercial kitchen thing that’s getting us,” he said. “That’s the burden right now.” But Happy Camper’s, which offers shaved ice, handsqueezed lemonade and ice cream floats, has had success selling at the Denton Community Market and at Newton Rayzor Elementary School’s Harvest Festival. At 35 Denton, the food truck started selling hot chocolate because of the cold weather during the festival. Griffis said the food truck had a lot of success during 35 Denton. “It makes us hungry to get this going,” he said. “A lot of people are excited about it.” Holcomb said the commissary kitchen is a place for the food truck owner to store food and receive food; it provides a home base. “[You] need to have a home base where you can store food,” he said. Holcomb said another area of concern he’s heard from other food truck owners is the Type I hood that’s required. He already has one installed, so it wasn’t an issue for him. “It’s being perceived as a barrier of entry,” he said. “People are wondering if it’s been put in place to limit people from coming into the business.” Holcomb, a University of North Texas student, is working on getting an annual license. “We’re glad everything they’re asking for is doable,” Holcomb said. In the meantime, he plans to sell at the university. UNT began contracting with food trucks last year. It wanted to provide students different food options. The university doesn’t have the same regulations as the city. UNT’s health inspector checks the trucks. UNT also takes a commission from the daily sales of the food trucks, which is on average about 10 percent. Roden said it’s going to take time to build the food truck

Meanwhile, you are solidly in the 25 percent tax bracket today. Required minimum distributions in the future will move you toward the 28 percent tax bracket. You can create some future financial flexibility by making withdrawals from your qualified accounts up to the edge of the 28 percent tax bracket. You can do a Roth conversion with the withdrawals until you reach the age for required minimum distributions. This will help you create a pool of money that will grow tax-deferred. Later, making a withdrawal won’t cause a “taxable event” because withdrawals from Roth IRAs are tax-free. The other milestone you want to watch for is the threshold rate for having to pay a surcharge on your Medicare insurance. This year the basic monthly premium for Medicare Part B for most people is $104.90. The Part B

culture in Denton. At this point, food trucks from Dallas and Fort Worth see coming to Denton as a risk unless they’re coming for a specific event, like 35 Denton, where they have guaranteed business. “There is a market if we package something for them,” Roden said, mentioning Friday Night Bites, a food truck festival that drew crowds in October. The city planned the event to celebrate the return and expansion of the A-train’s Friday night service. “We’ve got so many events, festivals, things like that, we can help kick-start the culture by bringing them in like that,” Roden said. RACHEL MEHLHAFF can be reached at 940-566-6889. Her e-mail address is


hated tomatoes most of my life because of a few bites of those bland winter tomatoes I sampled as a youngster. Because of this disdain, each of my grandmothers blamed the other side of the family for my lack of good taste. After college, I was shocked to learn that most people started gardening to grow tomatoes! I did eventually come to my senses. I enjoy tomatoes now and understand why people want to grow their own. Tomatoes are the most popular garden vegetable in Texas. One reason may be because we are so eager to plant them every spring that we put them in too early and have to buy more before the season actually starts. Wait to put your tomatoes out until all danger of frost has passed. Our average last frost is March 16, so if we are having an average year, you are

Janet Laminack good to go now. Like many of our other vegetable crops, tomatoes need full sun for at least six hours a day and welldrained soil. Growing tomatoes from seed can be very rewarding and allows you to try less common varieties. For beginners and the less ambitious, I recommend going with transplants. Buy transplants that are 6 to 8 inches tall and look green and healthy. Now is not the time to make sympathy purchases of ailing veggie plants.

Tomatoes should be planted a little deeper than they were growing in their container. They are able to grow roots from the stem, which will make the plant sturdier and less leggy. Read about the variety you are purchasing to make sure you are spacing the plants appropriately. Even cherry tomatoes make big plants. If you are going to cage your tomatoes, do it soon after you plant them — I assure you it’s much easier. Mulching tomatoes can help cut down on some disease issues and conserves water. Tomatoes can be more sensitive about consistent watering than other crops and will need to be watered throughout the growing season unless we are getting regular rainfall. But if you really want to know about tomatoes, come listen to Bill Adams, who wrote The

Texas Tomato Lover’s Handbook, on Monday. This free lecture will be at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theater of the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. There are also abundant online resources. Visit http:// aggie-horticulture. to find a crop guide, a tomato problem solver, “Tomato 101” (an online class) and a publication by George Washington Carver on 115 ways to prepare a tomato for the table. Also, the Master Gardener Help Desk can answer questions concerning tomatoes — call 940-349-2892 or e-mail master.gardener@dentoncounty. com. JANET LAMINACK is the horticulture county extension agent with Texas AgriLife Extension. She can be reached at 940-349-2883. Her e-mail address is jelaminack@ag.


“FARM AND RANCH DIVORCES” Farm and ranch divorces can face unique complexities. The first question often asked is, “What will happen to my land, the ranch, the farm, and the animals, after the divorce?” The KoonsFuller Family Law office in Denton understands that your farm or ranch, and animals, are an extremely valuable and unique asset. After all, Charla Bradshaw, the Managing Attorney for KoonsFuller in Denton, is in the horse and cattle business. She owns a horse and cattle ranch in Denton with her husband, Rick Hagen. She fully recognizes the complexities and uniqueness of a farm and ranch divorce. Charla Bradshaw’s unique knowledge of the ranch, horse and cattle industry will ensure your interests are wellprotected in a farm and ranch divorce, either through settlement or litigation. Typically, when dealing with a family with a farm or ranch business, the husband and wife, and possibly other family members, are highly involved in the day-to-day operations of the business. Usually each family member brings something unique to the operation. Like any other business, the business has to be taken apart one layer at a time so as to divide it without destroying its integrity or to package it for sale. Sometimes the parties may decide to co-own and run the farm and ranch after the divorce. Other times the parties want to split the farm and ranch business. Either way, special

knowledge of farm and ranch operations is vital when a divorce is imminent. Those that go on to co-own their farm or ranch will need special operating agreements so that things run smoothly after the divorce. Many unique issues often arise in farm and ranch divorces. Valuing assets in a farm and ranch divorce requires special skill and knowledge. For example, if the ranch is to be sold, resurveying may be in order to enhance the value. The parties may wish to parcel it amongst the two of them or one party may buy the other party out. With animals comes great subjectivity regarding value, especially with horses. Outside experts are often needed to value animals.

Some parties choose to remain joint owners of the animals. If so, then the issues of expenses for care, breeding rights, showing rights, incentive money from the breed organization, and other such issues, as applicable, must be addressed. With cattle, the market usually drives the value, unless you have breeder bulls for example, which would need to be valued by an expert. Interestingly, frozen semen can be quite valuable and must be addressed in the divorce, as well as offspring. Other assets such as equipment, trailers and vehicles must be valued or sold. Texas is a community property state, meaning that everything a husband and wife own at the time of divorce is divisible by the court. If a party can prove that their property is sepa-

Issues that often arise in farm and ranch divorces include: Asset Valuation Farm and ranch assets are unique and the division of such assets is unique. Charla Bradshaw and the KoonsFuller, P.C. Family Law team can work with experts in each of the following areas to determine values of: • Land / Property • Growing Commodities • Equipment, trailers and vehicles • Livestock (horses, cattle, etc.) and their offspring (including frozen semen and embryos) • Mineral rights when applicable • Future earnings and possibly showing rights from livestock *In many cases the asset valuations are performed by a third party expert.

rate property then the court cannot divide it. Separate property is property that was owned on the date of marriage, or that was obtained by gift, devise or descent. Once property is established as community or separate property, complex rules come into play for the property division. For example, if land is a party’s separate property, then the crops or timber or whatever the case may be must be characterized as separate or community property; there are special rules for this. Farm and Ranch divorces are also unique because the husband and wife, in many cases, live on the property that serves as their income. So, making the decision on who should stay at the home can be both emotional and can have an effect on income for both parties. It’s a delicate balance most don’t think about until it’s too late. Simply making the decision based on emotion can be detrimental to the family. Having an attorney with these unique experiences can be crucial to the outcome. Charla Bradshaw says, “Sometimes it’s understanding the smaller details that can make a difference to a client and their case. Many times the bigger questions are asked and decisions may already be made between the husband and wife verbally, but the smaller questions and details can get overlooked if you don’t know the questions to ask.”

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Singer Charlotte Church performs Wednesday in Austin during South by Southwest music festival.

Charlotte Church poised for return By Gregory Katz Associated Press AP/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner

A band is on the move on the corner of Sixth Street and Interstate 35 during South by Southwest on Thursday in Austin.

Music matters By Randall Roberts

Los Angeles Times (MCT)


USTIN — During Vancouver rock duo Japandroids’ gig on Wednesday night at the South by Southwest music festival, singer-guitarist Brian King made a mid-set, cuss-laden declaration about their performance: “When we [mess] up, it’s not a mistake — it’s a live remix.” The distinction was a clever take on clashing worlds at the year’s biggest musical gathering, which runs through today. The primal grunt of the guitar and the bang of the drum were the only instruments Japandroids needed to state their case — especially during a searing version of the Gun Club’s “For the Love of Ivy.” But half a block away at Elysium, the dance music website Resident Advisor was showcasing the inner musical soul of the computer through textured synthetic rhythms and noise that culminated with a powerful set of minimal electronic dub by British producer Andy Stott. The first few days of the event have seen artists such as electronic soul singer Sohn harnessing digital technology to transform his voice while

Tech pervades industry at SXSW, but emphasis still lies on performance

Country singers vie with techno producers, rappers, rock stars, has-beens, buskers and gearheads.

crowds bounced along on analog legs. More voluminous and insistent, though, have been all the young punks and rockers like Brooklyn’s DIIV, whose love of fingers on strings suggest little interest in pushing any button more advanced than an on/off switch. If remix music suggests the encroaching future, the kids playing punk in Austin are reacting by throwing dirt into the motherboards, and reinventing old-school aggression as a new brand of folk music. Too, rappers like L.A.’s Earl Sweatshirt and Action Bronson have brought a rebel urgency to next-generation hip-hop lyricism, proving once again that a single voice can make a deep impression with little more than a beat and a brain. The result is a music festival that has the sound and feel of a world in remix flux. The sense of unfinished, open-sourced chaos is everywhere, from the new ways to create music to

new means to finance and distribute it. In the 15 years I’ve been attending, the push-pull between art and commerce, music’s cutting-edge sounds and tried and true formulas, between youthful indiscretion and aged patience, has never seemed more pronounced. Nor has the center been as absent. Country singers vie with techno producers, rappers, rock stars, hasbeens, buskers and gearheads. Corporations and major labels book superstars such as Kid Cudi, Green Day and (rumor has it) Justin Timberlake to perform big rap, rock and pop in undersized clubs but also sponsor punk showcases with bands like Black Breath and Hatred Surge. The result is SXSW as a petri dish of tech, cash and melody, offering further fuel to the argument that the most important change in music in this decade is not any single artistic voice or stylistic movement — but in the way that sounds are produced,

disseminated and experienced, and the artistic consequences of this shift. On an experiential level, the festival has never been better, thanks to technology. Gone are the days spent flipping through a printed schedule and jotting notes in the margins; with the new SXSW smartphone application (sponsored by Showtime) a portal to the thousands of events is instantly accessible and easily personalized. A tweet from a tastemaker can turn a nobody into a could-be in mere seconds. Not sure if you’re down with Ohio metal band Skeletonwitch? Stand outside the club Mohawk, open your Spotify app and stream a listen. This giant shift in access is, in part, what Spotify founder Daniel Ek argued on Tuesday as prompting “a new age of renaissance in creativity.” “Twenty years ago, you had to learn how to play an instrument really well to learn how to play music,” Ek said, adding that “the tools to actually create music have become so cheap that anyone can do it, but that doesn’t mean anyone ‘can’ do it. The value of the true creative geniuses will increase.” See SXSW on 6D

LONDON — In terms of chronological age, Charlotte Church — at just 27 — is probably too young for a comeback tour and album. But launching a second act can be tough when you charmed the world at 12. As a young girl, she sold many millions of records and performed live for a president and a pope before being laid low by a no-win confrontation with Britain’s tabloid press and the release of what even she admits was some mediocre pop material and a not-so-great reality TV show. Now she’s emerged from her basement studio in Wales — a hangout for local songwriters and musicians — with a wealth of new material she’s releasing in the United States on CD and showcasing at live performances at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, and in several other cities, including New York and Los Angeles, where she’ll perform at the fabled Troubadour. “I’ve been waiting a long time to come back to the States,” said Church, who released the album, One & Two, on Tuesday. Taken from two previously released EPs in Europe, it’s the first of new material from the singer in the U.S. for a decade, in part because she hasn’t had full confidence in her material. Church, burdened perhaps by the “Voice of an Angel” title of her first smash album, sees America as offering a fresh start. She believes her reputation in Britain has been tarnished by tabloids that covered (and exaggerated) her every growing pain as she moved from cherubic youth into rough adolescence and more tranquil See CHURCH on 6D

‘Hardbody’ musical required all hands on deck Collaborators headed to Broadway with work based on documentary By Mark Kennedy AP Drama Writer

NEW YORK — To get his latest gig, Phish founder Trey Anastasio successfully wooed Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright over a plate of enchiladas. The two men — joined by their mutual friend, the lyricist and composer Amanda Green — met for the first time over Mexican food at a Chelsea restaurant. They were there to discuss the possibility of taking a huge step together — turning the 1997 documentary Hands on a Hardbody into a stage musical. Wright, who wrote I Am My Own Wife and the musical Grey Gardens, obviously knew about Phish, but confessed, “I immediately associated them with their Ben & Jerry’s flavor.” Would Anastasio be able to win him over to join their team? “When I sat down, he gave one of

the most thrilling, impromptu dissertations on why the overture to Gypsy is one of the most seminal pieces of American theater music,” Wright recalls. “I almost choked on my refried beans. I was like, ‘This guy knows his stuff.’ In that one moment, I was won over 100 percent.” Asked about it, Anastasio admits he may have hoped to impress his dinner companions: “I probably wanted them to know that I had a reverence for musical theater and that I’ve loved the theater my whole life.” Three years later, the trio’s collaboration finally reaches Broadway after a stop at the La Jolla Playhouse in California last summer and lots of tinkering from a fairly obsessive trio. “It’s been a whirlwind,” says Anastasio. “It’s been insane but really rather exhilarating,” says Wright. It was Wright who first rented S.R. Binder’s documentary about an endurance contest at a Texas car dealership that offered a free Nissan pickup to whoever could keep their hands See HARDBODY on 6D

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Playwright Doug Wright, left, composer-lyricist Amanda Green and Phish founder Trey Anastasio teamed up to create the new Broadway musical Hands on a Hardbody.


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Stephanie (Marion Cotillard) plays a killer whale trainer injured in an accident in Rust and Bone, a 2012 FrenchBelgian film. Sony Pictures Classics

Separate lives

Week’s releases include tales of unlikely friendship, teens switched at birth

By Boo Allen Film Critic

This week we begin on France’s Cote d’Azur:

Rust and Bone ★★★1/2

Rated R, 120 minutes.

This intense, much praised character study stars Marion Cotillard as Stephanie, a killer whale trainer who loses her legs in an accident, only to fall into deep depression. Matthias Schoenaerts plays Ali, the rough-hewn immigrant Stephanie meets after her accident. While he survives as a street fighter and she withdraws further into herself, the two somehow find reviving strength in the other. Noted French director Jacques Audiard creates a contentious situation for the two strong-willed personalities to play off each other, which they do with constant onscreen electricity. The DVD includes commentary, an hourlong “making of” featurette, six deleted scenes with commentary of around seven minutes, and a brief analysis of the film’s special effects. Plus: a three-minute glimpse at the film’s debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. ■ The Falcon: Mystery Movie Collection Volume Two The Warner Archive Collection releases the second batch of the entertaining Bmovie series, with two discs containing six titles: The Falcon Out West, The Falcon in Mexico, The Falcon in Hollywood, The Falcon in San Francisco, The Falcon’s Alibi and The Falcon’s Adventure. Tom Conway stars as Tom Lawrence, an amateur sleuth also known as the Falcon and who also always seems to be around right after a murder. The role originated with Conway’s brother, George Sanders, before the series’ odd sibling handoff. These six films, all made between 1944 and 1946, marked the end of the franchise, one that saw Tom Lawrence leaving Manhattan for Western adventures. The slick detective witnesses one murder in a nightclub before heading to a ranch to uncover the killer in The Falcon Out West. Lawrence travels south of the border and is accused of murder in In Mexico. He becomes embroiled in a murder at a movie studio in In Hollywood (look for brother George in a very brief cameo). The Falcon in San Francisco is the best of the lot because of the fast pacing and skewed camera angles by Joseph Lewis, director of the seminal Gun Crazy. All the films are unrated and run between 62 and 70 minutes.

Jules Sitruk, left, and Mehdi Dehbi play teens — one Israeli, one Palestinian — who learn they were switched at birth in The Other Son. Cohen Media Group

■ The Other Son (★★★) Character involvement builds in this Israeli film despite its premise resting on a whopper of a contrivance. Two 18-year-olds and their parents discover the two boys were switched at birth in a Tel Aviv hospital. One who thought he was Jewish learns he is Arab, and the other, who has grown up as Palestinian, finds out he is Jewish. Identities, parentage and prejudices come under analysis and attack as the two boys go on to form an unsteady bond with each other. Rated PG-13, 105 minutes. The DVD includes a 31-minute “making of ” featurette, nine minutes of deleted scenes and a three-minute blooper reel. ■ This Must Be the Place (★★1/2) This extremely odd film from last year never caught on despite an impressive cast featuring Frances McDormand, Judd Hirsh and David Byrne. But it’s Sean Penn, as faded rock star Cheyenne, who is mesmerizing — talking in a slow gravelly voice and moving like a glacier. He leaves his massive home in Ireland to come to the U.S. when his father dies, leaving him the burden of seeking revenge against an ex-Nazi living in the country. Cheyenne’s wandering odyssey provides much of the bulk of the movie that slowly gains momentum. Those who stick around long enough might find the payoff rewarding, however delayed. Rated R, 111 minutes. ■ Curandero: Dawn of the Demon (★★1/2) Robert Rodriguez wrote this thriller directed by Eduardo Rodriguez. A federal Mexican agent, Magdalena (Gizeht Galatea) asks the local curandero (Carlos Gallardo), a sort of exorcist-sorcerer, to cleanse the nearby police sta-

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Sean Penn, shown with Frances McDormand, is captivating as aging rocker Cheyenne in the slow-paced This Must Be the Place. tion. They discover they have more than they bargained for, including uninvited guests of the horror variety. Rated R, 92 minutes. The DVD comes in both Spanish and dubbed English versions and includes commentary. ■ Border Run (★★1/2) Sharon Stone turns in a credible performance as Sofie, an Arizona TV reporter with rigid views on immigration who travels to Mexico when her brother, Aaron (Billy Zane), disappears. Sometimes director Gabriela Tagliavini shows a heavy hand, but she also creates several harrowing scenes depicting the dangerous life led by the “coyotes” who smuggle people into the U.S. as well as the perils encountered by those who do enter. Rated R, 96 minutes. ■ In Their Skin (★★1/2) This nerve-wracking film delivers an unpleasant experience when a couple (Josh Close and Selma Blair) and their young son go to their secluded home in the woods for solace. There, the Hughes eventually are joined by the reluctantly invited new neighbors the Sakowskis (Rachel Minor and James

D’Arcy) and their young son. The newbies make the Hughes feel increasingly awkward, and before long it’s an unsettling situation, vaguely similar to Michael Haneke’s Funny Games. It’s entertainment by discomfort. Not rated, 96 minutes. ■ Super Bowl XLVII Champions Anyone who missed last month’s Super Bowl can now catch the Baltimore Ravens’ 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. In addition to the exciting game, the DVD includes the postgame ceremonies; an interview with coach John Harbaugh, who led the Ravens to defeat the 49ers, coached by his brother Jim; an interview with their parents, Jack and Jackie Harbaugh; and more. Not rated, 120 minutes. ■ 24 Hour Love (★★1/2) The revolving cast constantly changes in this look at a day in the lives of seven interconnected people, all destined for love before the day concludes. Starring Darius McCrary, Malinda Williams, Tatyana Ali, Keith Robinson, Lynn Whitfield and directed by Fred Thomas Jr.

Not rated, 98 minutes. The DVD contains deleted scenes and a photo gallery. ■ And now, something for young ones: The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Hunchback of Notre Dame II; Mulan: 15th Anniversary Edition and Mulan II; Brother Bear and Brother Bear 2 Walt Disney Studios has packaged several past classics along with their sequels in these high-definition reissues, available in Blu-ray and various combo packs. Supplements vary, but most versions offer commentary, a “making of” featurette, and copious deleted scenes. The original Hunchback, which debuted in 1996, has a score by Alan Menken and features the voices of Jason Alexander, Demi Moore and Kevin Kline. Mulan first appeared in 1998 with a voice cast including Eddie Murphy, Miguel Ferrer, Harvey Fierstein and Ming-Na Wen as Mulan. Recent Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix voiced Kenai in 2003’s Brother Bear, sharing voice time with Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas and Michael Clarke Duncan. All six movies are rated G. ■ And finally, from this week’s TV fare: Ghost Hunters: Season Eight, Part 1 The first 12 episodes featuring the paranormal investigating team TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) arrive on four discs. Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson examine haunted roller coasters, bed-and-breakfast outlets and even an entire family. And more. Not rated, 8 hours, 48 minutes. ■ Also available Tuesday on DVD: Bachelorette, The Great Magician, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

David Bowie — The Next Day (Columbia-ISO) Many people wondered if there would be a next day for David Bowie, professionally speaking. Bowie retreated after suffering a heart attack in 2004 but recorded secretly in New York the past couple of years. This does not auger a return to Bowie’s 1970s glory days, although The Next Day is certainly more focused than his forgettable work in the late 1980s and 1990s. The album cover and song “Where Are We Now?” harken back to Bowie’s fruitful period in Berlin. The moody, atmospheric song has Bowie, in a voice rendered fragile by age, wandering the German streets again. Producer Tony Visconti and Bowie steer the band toward a muscular rock sound. Most compelling are “The Stars (Are Out Tonight),” which addresses celebrity as both necessary and an evil, and “Dancing Out in Space.” The track is no space oddity: It’s a thrill ride with a swinging beat and trippy guitar. ■ Eric Clapton — Old Sock (Bushbranch/Surfdog Records) Imagine a jam session at Eric Clapton’s house. He and pals with names like Paul McCartney, Chaka Khan and Steve Winwood would probably dive into a tasty bag of cover tunes that inspire and delight them. Such is the cozy feel one gets listening to Old Sock, Slowhand’s 21st studio album and his first on his own Bushbranch record label. Recording primarily with three other musicians, Clapton gives the Gershwin brothers’ “Our Love Is Here to Stay” a sultry, bluesy feel, while Winwood’s Hammond B3 organ-dominated “Still Got the Blues” takes the Gary Moore classic into roller-rink territory — and delightfully so. Clapton’s guitar wizardry is understated but elegant here, especially on the lilting “Angel” and the muscular “Gotta Get Over,” one of the intimate set’s two originals. ■ Biffy Clyro — Opposites (Warner Bros. Records) Biffy Clyro is going to have a busy few months. The Scottish trio return to the airwaves after three years with their sixth album, heads on tour with rock giants Muse and plays Coachella music festival. Luckily, the band’s new album rocks. Opening track “Different People” starts off small, relying on the strength and breadth of Simon Neil’s vocals, but quickly builds to anthemic proportions with husky guitar and pounding drums. The songs on Opposites are varied and multifaceted: “Biblical” is angst-ridden (“Baby if you could, would you go back to the start?”), and “The Thaw” uses orchestral strings to reach its crescendo.


Various artists — Music From the Motion Picture Spring Breakers (Big Beat/ WEA) Grammy-winning electronic music specialist Skrillex brings his ear and oversight to Hollywood for the Spring Breakers movie soundtrack, enlisting some top-notch talent to deliver everything from dubstep to beat-heavy bass rap. Besides several of his own tracks, the Skrillex-composed album features Atlanta-based rappers Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame. Skrillex uses Ellie Goulding’s breathy dance track, “Lights,” as the finale on this decent assemblage. All in all, it’s a good sampler of what the spring break set is doing.


Jason Crabb — Love Is Stronger (Gaither Music Group) On his sophomore album, Grammy winner Jason Crabb’s soaring voice, lyrics of enduring faith and solid production continue to prove why he’s the Gospel Music Association’s reigning male vocalist and artist of the year. On “Let Mercy Hold You,” he encourages people not to allow their minor mistakes discourage them and offers hope for those who might be lacking faith on “God’s Up to Something,” singing that the struggle will not last long if the proper belief system is intact. — The Associated Press


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NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD PUZZLE No. 0310 CONDENSATION By Finn Vigeland / Edited by Will Shortz






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98 Auto-shop offerings

11 D.M.V. issue

47 Enjoy

12 Relative of -esque

50 Seltzer

102 Coastal structures countering erosion

53 Many altar paintings of the Middle Ages

104 Tale written in runes, perhaps

56 Long-distance letters

106 Unconvincing reason, informally

57 Onetime art glass manufacturer

107 ___ Islands 108 Pong maker

16 Ski-mask feature

61 Rock subgenre 62 Not loco

109 Historic event on June 18, 1815

19 20/20

63 Some college dorm rooms

112 Like many Playboy Playmate photos

65 Pickle juice

117 Certain nest eggs, for short

23 Claw

66 Bud

24 Puccini piece

27 Subject of big 1970s headlines

67 Best Picture inspired by a Pulitzer-winning series of newspaper articles

30 Elliptical

71 Sporty cars

31 Adriatic resort

72 In other words

32 Western nickname

75 Book after II Tim o t h y

124 Leaves used in Mediterranean cuisine

76 Sitcom diner

125 Chop ___

78 Quipster

126 Hens and vixens

25 Prop in many an action film

33 Exchange 35 The second AfricanAmerican, after Hattie McDaniel, to be nominated for an Oscar

118 A c tr e ss E le n ia k 119 Greek war goddess 120 SeaWorld resident 121 Irish county 123 Snookums

37 Completes at the request of

85 Necklace decoration that’s not from the sea

39 Old TV’s ___ Club 40 Hero of a Hindu epic

88 Pressed upon

42 Zip

89 20-20, e.g.

43 Papal court

91 Places to eat a late breakfast, maybe

45 Ape

92 Nitpick

For any three answers, call from a touch-tone phone: 1-900-285-5656, $1.49 each minute; or, with a credit card, 1-800814-5554.

95 Sound at a checkup 96 Means of inheritance 97 Unilever soap brand

26 Japanese drama 28 Adaptable aircraft, for short 29 Cobbler ’s tool 34 HP product




39 Pasta primavera ingredients 44 Marge who owned the Cincinnati Reds 45 Recurring ideas 47 Intervene

52 One coming out

4 Software for touch-up artists

54 N.B.A. star Ming

5 Gothic window ornamentation

58 Nabob

6 Cleansing agent

60 Like matryoshka dolls

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Dear Abby: I was divorced when my son was 9. He’s now 24. My ex-wife married the man she had been having an affair with and they have a 12year-old son. I am also remarried and in a good place in my life. For the past two years, my son has brought his half-brother to our beach house for a weekend of fun. We honored this request and enjoy time with our son, but it is difficult having his half-brother in my home. It brings up emotions I thought I had put behind me years ago. I do not want these visits to continue, and I need to communicate this. I’d like to have an adult conversation with my son to explain the situation. How much do I tell him about my emotional reasons without being negative about his mom? I also don’t think he should have to carry the news to my ex or disappoint a 12-year-old. Should I send a simple note to her and explain that we will no longer host her son? Needs the Right Words Dear Needs: By all means write your ex. Explain that entertaining her son brings up emotions you would rather not have to relive. It’s not the boy’s fault that he’s the flesh-andblood symbol of his mother’s infidelity, but you don’t have to have him there if you don’t want to. If you would like to have a man-to-man talk with your son, go ahead and do it. He’s an








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Dear Abby adult. Tell him pretty much the same thing — that having the boy over is painful for you and, therefore, you prefer the beach house visits stop. You are entitled to your feelings, and your son is old enough to appreciate them. Dear Abby: I’m a widow, as are many of my friends these days. Widowhood is difficult. If you’re not prepared, it can be horrible. That’s why I’d like to urge women to learn to take care of themselves because the odds are they will be alone sooner or later after the age of 50. Some suggestions: 1. If you haven’t already, learn to drive. 2. Learn to pump gas and how to check your tires and the fluids in your car. 3. Learn to use a few basic tools and do home repairs. 4. Pay attention to financial matters such as balancing a checkbook. 5. Know where your records are, what’s in them and what information you will need for taxes. 6. Buy a shredder and shred

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unnecessary papers. 7. Make friends with other women. If you don’t, life gets lonely. 8. Be courageous and do what you need to do to be happy. 9. Start to simplify your home. It will free your mind from clutter and, if necessary, allow you to move to smaller quarters. 10. Let your children lead their lives, lead your own and present a cheerful face to the world! Kathleen in Duluth, Minn. Dear Kathleen: Those are excellent suggestions, to which I would add how important it is to consult a CPA and a lawyer if your spouse hasn’t already shown you what you need to know. A happy St. Patrick’s Day to my Irish readers: May you always have A sunbeam to warm you Good luck to charm you And a sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you Laughter to cheer you Faithful friends near you And whenever you pray, heaven to hear you. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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HOROSCOPE BY NANCY BLACK 10 is the easiest day. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: Wear green today! Focus on learning, travel, domestic life, finances and career this year. Broaden your horizons with new viewpoints. Writing is essential to your work, and your team animates your dreams. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Friends help you solve a philosophical dilemma. Explore hidden options, and move forward with plan. A barrier to your objective is dissolving. ARIES (March 21-April 19) Update your skills. Learn a new song, a new recipe, a new dance. Play full out. But definitely no gambling. Wait to see what develops. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Mercury goes direct today; a barrier dissolves. This renewed communications flow results in profits, if harnessed. Opposites especially attract for the next few weeks. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Old friends are best for what’s ahead. Together you can go far, figuratively speaking. Hold off on travel for a while. Plan what to say before you open your mouth. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Don’t rush it. It’s better to do it well than fast. Success is really a state of mind. For about two weeks, you’re lucky with words. Don’t get sidetracked. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You’re luckier than usual lately. Take action, but consult with your partner first. Resolve household scheduling issues. Travel is easier now. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Be attentive now, and for the next few days, and listen to your heart. Watch out for a bizarre request; it may be a trick. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) The next two days are good for travel. And for the next 10 days, it’s easier to make romantic plans. Creativity arises from deep inside. Set realistic long-range goals. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Tally your wins and losses. Money should be easier to make in the days ahead, and your work routine flows with greater efficiency. Finish a job. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Discover romance today and tomorrow. Self-doubts evaporate. You may find new answers. Apply insights to a family problem. Change direction. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) A new project demands more attention, and it’s getting easier to move negotiations forward. Still, time at home refreshes. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Remember, your true friend is the one who holds you to your highest ideals. There will be a test. Group membership pays off in a new way. Turn on the charm.

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COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. — A Michigan minor league team plans to offer its fans an oink-tastic treat this summer. Those who come to see the West Michigan Whitecaps play will have the opportunity to chow down on a Baco, a taco with a specially made bacon shell. The Baco was the top votegetter in the fourth annual Whitecaps food contest, which determines Fifth Third Ballpark’s next culinary delight. The team narrowed to 10 a



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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Film lays bare wrongful conviction

Man exonerated in wife’s murder after 25 years in prison By Will Weissert Associated Press

AUSTIN — Handcuffed and being bundled into a police car after his conviction for killing his wife, Michael Morton called out to a nearby cluster of reporters. “I didn’t do this,” the Texan cried, his dazed voice filled more with confusion than anger or heartbreak. “I did not do this.” Nobody believed him. In An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story, writer/ director and two-time Oscar nominee Al Reinert offers an unflinching look at how Morton was wrongfully convicted of murder and had his only son disown him as he served a life sentence. It lays bare how the Austin grocery store inventory manager lost everything — except the fact that he was innocent — but was finally exonerated in 2011 by new DNA evidence after nearly a quarter century behind bars. On Monday, another man, Mark Norwood, goes on trial for the murder of Morton’s wife Christine, who was beaten to death in her bed in August 1986. Norwood has also been linked to a similar 1988 slaying of another woman, Debra Masters Baker, sparking speculation that authorities allowed him to kill again while wrongfully focusing on Morton. The district attorney who helped send Morton to prison, Ken Anderson, has been accused of withholding evidence that could have helped

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Michael Morton, freed in 2011 after spending 25 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, takes the stand in the Georgetown Courthouse in Austin. An Unreal Dream, a documentary about Morton, screened recently in Austin. the defense. Anderson is now a state district judge and faced a court of inquiry, a proceeding held to examine alleged wrongdoing by court officials. A decision in that matter may come next month. Asked about Anderson following a screening of An Unreal Dream at the South by Southwest film festival this past week, Morton said it’s “not a personal, visceral hatred I have for him.” “I had to literally let that go. I’ve had a lot of time to do that,” Morton said. “But, at the same time, there needs to be accountability.” Two jurors from Morton’s trial appear in the movie and say they were struck by the defendant’s lack of emotion, in contrast to Anderson’s commanding courtroom presence. The state alleged that Morton flew into a rage and killed Christine because she fell asleep without having sex with him on his 32nd birthday.

Morton explained after the movie that he was putting on a brave face in court for his son Eric, who was 3 when his mother was killed. He said he was also grieving his wife and worrying about possibly losing his job and his home — which didn’t leave him with much emotion left to display for the jury. But Morton, now 58, remains unassuming even today, often appearing surprised that his story has garnered so much attention. “There’s a part of me that has worried he’d turn into some kind of celebrity and he hasn’t done that,” said Reinert, the writer/director. “He hasn’t become egotistical, he hasn’t become mean-spirited, he hasn’t become selfish. He’s remained incredibly level-headed.” The movie was screened for a third and final time Saturday in Austin, but is being shopped for eventual wider release. Morton said he wanted it to

focus on his wife’s life, flaws in the legal system and his experience being touched by God in prison. Morton’s religious experience came in 2001, amid his darkest days. That’s when his son wrote to say he was being formally adopted by his aunt and uncle on his mother’s side and changing his last name. “When I lost him,” a chokedup Morton says in the film, “that’s what broke me.” The movie details how Houston attorney John Raley and the New York-based Innocence Project spent years fighting for DNA testing on a bloody bandanna discovered near the Morton home shortly after the slaying. John Bradley, an Anderson protege who was then district attorney, argued it would “muddy the waters.” In 2010, Morton had a chance to be paroled — but would have had to admit remorse for a crime he didn’t commit. “All I had left,” he says in the movie, “is my actual innocence.” When DNA testing finally confirmed the truth, Bradley sent an e-mail to Eric Morton saying his father was likely to be released. “I was almost rude in my response,” Eric Morton recalls into the camera. “There was no room in my life for this.” Since then, he and his father have slowly begun to reconcile. Morton, who got remarried last weekend, has become an advocate for reforming the Texas legal system to better guard against wrongful convictions. He said those efforts are more rewarding than proving his innocence because, as he notes in the film, “Vindication was very, very good. But it was something I knew all along.”

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Maybe. On cynical days my philosophy can be summed up as, “There are too many people in the world, and too many of them make music,” and evidence of mediocrity and mimicry abounds in Texas. The problem of how to separate the dull from the rare genius will never be solved by a gadget; the only way to tell if a band is any good is to see it live. During Iggy Pop and the Stooges’ inspired bit of rock primalism, for example, my attention was torn between experiencing the moment and conveying the experience of the moment, the brain and eyes at war, working to think up witticisms to tweet while ears were occupied on the proto-punk band’s jumbo version of “Raw Power.” While Pop was running around shirtless, my thumb muscles, eyeballs and ear

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Fans get excited as Kid Cudi goes onstage for his MySpace Secret Shows performance Thursday during South by Southwest music festival in Austin. drums were juggling tasks and getting workouts. Then I focused on bassist Mike Watt

chugging on his instrument, a whole other kind of portal opened and I was, thank God,

once again lost in music. Distributed by MCT Information Services

Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., including a recent donation of $400,000, a news release said. Through Averitt Cares for Kids, the contribution to St. Jude helps support the hospital’s mission to advance cures — and means of prevention — for catastrophic pediatric diseases through research and treatment. Averitt Express offers service throughout Denton County and many cities in Texas. For more information, visit ■ If you have ever been on Pinterest, a social media content sharing service where people “pin” their favorite things, you may notice that this service is beginning to take a new life in Denton. This week, the Denton Economic Development Partnership — or Downtown Denton, as it is known in many of its social media accounts — revealed its boards at http:// denton/?d. Other accounts Denton residents may want to follow include: ■ Discover Denton (http:// ■ Denton ISD (http:// ■ North Texas State Fair and Rodeo ( ntfair)

■ Denton Regional Medical Center ( dentonregional) Of course, don’t fail to visit our boards at http://pinterest .com/dentonrc. For more information about Pinterest, visit http://business.

Willis earned his Bachelor of Science degree in gerontology from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas in 1995. For more information, visit

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Her business offers catering and delivery and provides services for events and weddings. Sugar Queen Cupcakes is located at 2320 W. University Drive. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit ■ The city of Denton issued the following certificates of occupancy in February: ■ The Boyd Girls, vintage market, 125 E. Oak St. ■ Re-Cutz Barbershop, barbershop, 525 Fort Worth Drive, Suite 303 ■ All About Mac, restaurant, 1206 W. Hickory St. ■ ACGP Inc., ceramic grill store, 3923 Morse St., No. 109 ■ Tierra Resources LLC, oil and gas, 501 S. Carroll Blvd., Suite 230 ■ Radiant Smiles, dentistry, 1800 Brinker Road, Suite 290 ■ Harris Cook LLP, law firm, 1512 E. McKinney St., No. 101 ■ Averitt Express, a freight transportation and supply chain management firm, announced in February that associates raised $7 million for various charities and causes. More than $2.6 million of those funds were donated to St. Jude Children’s Research


Harold Willis has joined Hammerle Finley Law Firm as a full-time geriatric care manager. In his role, Willis will serve as a health and human services specialist, guiding and advoWillis cating for families caring for older relatives or disabled adults, according to a news release. As a Texas certified guardian with more than 37 years of experience in the health care industry, Willis understands all aspects of hospital and ancillary facilities, Medicare and Medicaid rules and regulations, as well as national, state and political influences on the industry, the release said. Prior to joining the firm, Willis worked for four years for Mental Health Mental Retardation of Tarrant County, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Denton Record-Chronicle

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on it the longest. The winner lasted 77 hours. Wright instantly thought it had potential for the stage: It had swelling drama, quirky characters and explored the meaning of the American dream. Wright gave it to his friend Green, the daughter of lyricist Adolph Green whose most recent Broadway show was Bring It On. She and Wright began to work on the musical but she still wanted to find the perfect collaborator to help her write the music. Her husband suggested the Phish frontman, whom Green had been writing songs with on the side. “The answer was right in front of my face,” she says. “Doug and I were both like, ‘We want it to sound great. We don’t want it to sound like Broadway-does-country or Broadway-does-rock. Trey just can’t do a false move musically. It just sounds like we dreamed it would.” Anastasio threw himself into the work with the enthusiasm of a novice. Though he grew up in a home that revered show tunes and was regularly taken to Broadway, the jam band leader had to learn the hard way that what he did in Phish didn’t translate to the musical stage. “In the theater, everything has to propel the journey of the character — every lyric, every note, everything. In a concert venue, it’s different,” he says. “I expected it to be tough. I didn’t expect it to be as tough as it has been.” Wright and Green credit Anastasio with the flexibility

and bravery to know when a song isn’t working, as he did just a week into previews at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The collaborators cut the offending tune and then he and Green rushed into a dressing room and wrote a new song — “If She Don’t Sleep” — for the first act in a “mad spasm of inspiration,” as Wright puts it. Anastasio, who was obsessed with West Side Story as a kid, joked that he used to love poring over old photos of Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein lounging on couches as they collaborated on lastminute songs. “I always thought, ‘That’s it. That’s the dream: Being locked in a room with a week left before opening night and to have to come up with a new song,’” he says. His eclectic soundtrack built on work that Wright and Green had begun as they traveled to Texas to meet more than a half dozen of the original contest participants. So determined were the writers to ground their musical in real lives that they hired a private investigator to find as many as possible. From those meetings came heartbreaking and moving portraits of desperate people needing the truck — a man who lost his job after falling off an oil rig, an Iraq war veteran, and a Texas-born Latino who needs the truck so he can sell it and pay for veterinary school. “It’s a musical I think about striving and about identifying dreams and going after them in a tangible and unapologetic way,” Wright says. “We hope that it’s funny and compassionate and surprising and that people see themselves in it no matter who they are and where they come from.”

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adulthood, including last year’s phone hacking scandal. The singer received a $950,000 settlement from Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. after his reporters were found to have been hacking into her voice mail messages and those of other public figures. “I’m intrigued to see how people will take it,” Church said. “In the U.S., I’m known predominantly as a singer; in the U.K., I’ve been seen as a caricature of myself for such a long time, so it’s been difficult for me to find the credibility as a musician that I so crave.” Her new material is difficult to describe. Church has moved away from straight-ahead commercial pop, which didn’t serve her particularly well, into a less-structured arena. There are traces of Bjork and others in her phrasing and the instrumentation varies from song to song; the purity of her soprano voice provides the unifying factor. The singing seems effortless, free of theatricality, but the lyrics are no longer naive: “Beautiful Wreck” is one title that certainly sounds autobiographical, with its description of a lovely, troubled soul, and

the songs are adult in tone, well beyond boy-meets-girl. “I think the new material is fantastic,” said Neil McCormick, music critic at the Daily Telegraph. “She’s finally found a way to use her classical aptitude in an atmospheric pop music context. The voice really works here.” But he said the tabloid coverage of her teenage years will make it harder for her to find a receptive audience. “I think it’s very, very difficult for her,” he said. “All these youthful transitions that should have been done in private have been done in public. But she just might carry it off.” The new songs were cooked up by Church and bandmates Jamie Neasom and Jonathan Powell — her boyfriend — often as part of four-day marathons involving friends and musicians from the greater Cardiff area. “We started doing house writing sessions,” she said. “We invite great songwriters from around the area and do sessions, and then we’ll all share at the end and see everyone’s different styles and make comments ... it’s just very useful. It’s a great creative thing to be involved with.”

Coming up

Stephanie Johnson, CEO of Bed Rest Concierge, Sandra Yancey, CEO of EWomen’s Network, Debbie Sardone, founder of Cleaning for a Reason, and Libby Spears, owner of Bravo Communications and Consulting, will participate in the fifth Denton County Women Leading Business Conference and Expo conducted by the Lewisville Chamber of Commerce. The conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10 at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theatre, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. Cost is $65 for members of any Denton County chamber of commerce and $75 for nonmembers. A table at the expo costs $125 for members of any Denton County chamber of commerce and $175 for non-members. For more information, visit KARINA RAMÍREZ can be reached at 940-566-6878. Her e-mail address is kramirez@

ENGAGEMENT Staniszewski-Johnson

Ray and Audrey Staniszewski of Denton, Texas are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Kristin Renee Staniszewski to Kendrick Johnson, both of Denton. The couple will marry June 22, 2013 at 4:00PM at TWU Little Chapel in the Woods with a reception to follow at the bride’s parent’s home. Kristin and Kendrick met while students at UNT. Kendrick surprised Kristin by proposing at the Harwood Junior High Winter Band Concert on December 12, 2012. Kristin is the granddaughter of Tom and Joyce Edmundson of Denton, Texas, Ray and Dorothy Staniszewski of Fulton, Tennessee and Janet Dudgeon of Muskegon, Michigan. She is a 2004 graduate of Ryan High School and received her bachelors in Music Education from UNT in 2008. She is currently employed at Strickland Middle School as the head band director. Kendrick is the grandson of Tommy and Hazel Barrett of Tyler, Texas. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1997 and served four years in the US Marine Corps Band. Kendrick also received his bachelors in Music Education at the University of Houston in 2006 and in 2008 received his masters in euphonium performance from UNT. He is the associate director of band at Harwood Junior High in Euless, Texas.

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