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Blended budget solution Mix of cuts, money-raising moves process. “The strategies that we bring to you tonight are sufficient to this.” generates support of City Council resolve While councilors did not take Reporter-Herald Staff Writer

A balanced mix of budget cuts and revenue-raising measures, designed to fix a looming $3.5 million budget deficit, passed muster with Loveland councilors Tuesday. City Manager Bill Cahill and

Nation at home with renting

Finance Director Renee Wheeler held forth during a study session, outlining the product of a four-month process that tackled the task of closing the gap that will hit the city in 2013 and the decade beyond. “The point was to anticipate and prevent a $3.5 million structural deficit,” Cahill said of the

formal action on the financial strategy, their consensus to support it was clear from comments. “We’re making cuts that are in no way as Draconian as in the rest of the world,” councilor Daryle Klassen said. Cahill said the job was made easier by an improving economy,

illustrated by falling unemployment rates in Larimer County and Loveland and city revenue that is running ahead of projections.

‘Turning A Corner’ “These are positive points that we don’t want to take to the bank just yet, but they show we’re turning a corner.” The cuts and money-raising strategies were partly the result See Council, Page A2

IN THEIR MEMORY

Homes sales rise

See Renters, Page A2

WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a cheering U.S. Congress on Tuesday he was willing to make “painful compromises” for peace with the Palestinians, but he offered little concrete to entice Palestinians back to the bargaining table. By giving such a high-profile speech before overwhelmingly supportive U.S. lawmakers, Netanyahu was able to demonstrate to Israelis that he retains strong backing in the United States despite his frosty relations with President Barack Obama. He also moved the needle on territorial compromise, for the first time explicitly saying in his address that Israel would have to give up some West Bank settlements. But Palestinians immediately rejected his overall peace package, which for the most part was a recycling of previously stated positions that the Palestinians had turned down. One senior Palestinian official even dubbed Netanyahu’s peace blueprint a “declaration of war.” — The Associated Press

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Larimer County commissioners deny pot delivery business

Housing market crash changing minds about owning a home WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of Americans can’t afford a home or don’t want to own one, a trend that’s spawning a generation of renters and a rise in apartment construction. Many of the new renters are former owners who lost homes to foreclosure or bankruptcy. For others who could afford one, a home now feels too costly, too risky or unlikely to apPage 2 preciate enough to make it a worthwhile investment. The proportion of U.S. households that own homes is at its lowest point since 1998. When the housing bubble burst four years ago, 31.6 percent of households were renters. Now, it’s at 33.6 percent and rising. Since the housing meltdown, nearly 3 million households have become renters. At least 3 million more are expected by 2015, according to census data. All told, nearly 38 million households are renters. Among the signs of a rising rental market: • The pace of apartment construction has surged 115 percent from its October 2009 low. It’s still well below a healthy level. But permits for apartments, a gauge of future construction, hit a two-year peak in March. By contrast, permits for singlefamily home are on pace for their lowest annual level on records dating to 1960. • The number of completed apartments averaged about 250,000 a year before the boom. They fell to 54,000

Netanyahu: Israel ready for ‘painful compromises’

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Laura Hixson, a designer at Earle’s Loveland Floral & Gifts, creates an arrangement Tuesday for Memorial Day at the store in Loveland. The shop creates arrangements for about 30 regular customers for the holiday. Most of the customers live out of town, so the shop employees not only create the arrangements, they also place them at the cemetery and take a photo at the site and send it to the customers. Kathi Lind, manager at the shop, said it means the world to them and helps keep them in contact with their memories of loved ones.

Vets hope to cash in on ACE Tech park could help some of state’s jobless ex-soldiers

Deputy Assistant Labor Secretary Junior Ortiz and Sumer Sorensen-Bain of the Colorado Association for Manufacturing and Technology visit the Agilent Technologies Inc. campus Tuesday.

By Tom Hacker

Reporter-Herald Staff Writer

Among those hanging high hopes on Loveland’s ACE technology manufacturing park are more than 50,000 unemployed veterans in Colorado. Their interests got a big boost Tuesday when a high-level delegation of U.S. Labor Department officials toured the Agilent Technologies Inc. campus, the projected home for the Aerospace Clean Energy Manufacturing and Innovation Park. “This is hand-in-hand with what our labor secretary wants to do,” said Junior Ortiz, deputy assistant secretary of labor for veterans’ employment and training. U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis “is very fond of the notion of opening opportunities like this across the board, but especially for veterans,” Ortiz said. Ortiz and four regional and

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state deputies joined two staff members from the Colorado Association for Manufacturing and Technology (CAMT), the lead agency behind the ACE project, on the tour of Agilent’s vast buildings.

Close To Agreement Agilent emerged as the favored site for ACE in April, and CAMT is moving closer to an agreement with a private development partner and the city on making the campus ready for occupancy. When ACE builds out over a

five-year period, it is projected to house as many as 100 manufacturing companies, all engaged in commercializing technology patents held by NASA and the Golden-based National Renewable Energy Laboratory. More than 7,000 people eventually would work at the site on projects that would move products to market in 18 months rather than the five-year path that new technologies usually follow.

FORT COLLINS — Larimer County won’t get a medical marijuana delivery service anytime soon. A Fort Collins newspaper reports the county commissioners Monday denied an application from Caring Touch Network to establish a medical marijuana grow and delivery service just outside Fort Collins’ city limits. The county planning commission and staff recommended denial of the application, saying the business would be incompatible with the neighborhood. The decision marks the end of Larimer County’s review of applications for medical marijuana businesses. The commissioners voted last year to ban the businesses but agreed to consider applications already in the system. — The Associated Press

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Brazilian police say thief stole woman’s long hair SAO PAULO — Brazilian police say a thief cut off and stole a woman’s long hair while she waited at a bus stop. Police say the hair was virgin, meaning it had not been chemically treated, and will probably be sold for the production of wigs. Inspector Jose Carlos Bezerra da Silva said Friday that the woman was waiting for a bus in the central city of Goiania when the man used a knife-like weapon to cut the hair, which reached past her waist. She said she thought the man was going to steal her purse so she turned her back to him. Silva said he’d never seen a theft like it in 20 years. — The Associated Press

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RENTERS:

Cheaper to rent than buy in most places

From Page A1

last year and probably will number around the same this year. But then the number likely will double to about 100,000 in 2012 and hit 250,000 by 2013 or 2014, according to the CoStar Group, a research firm. The lag is due to the time it takes for an apartment building to be completed: an average of 14 months. • Demand is driving up rents. The median price of advertised rents rose 4.1 percent between the end of 2009 and the end of 2010, census data show. Few expect the higher prices to stem the flood of renters, though. One reason: Younger adults don’t value homeownership as earlier generations did and many prefer to rent, studies show. • Rental housing is giving builders more work just as construction of single-family homes has dried up. Still, that economic lift won’t make up for all the singlefamily houses not being built. Apartments account for only about one-fourth of homes. And renters are outspent roughly 2-to-1 by homeowners, who pay for items from lawn care to remodeling and help drive the economy. Before the housing bust, mortgage rates were so low it often was cheaper to buy than rent. That was true a decade ago in more than half the 54 biggest metro areas, according to Moody’s Analytics. Today, by contrast, it’s cheaper to rent in about 72 percent of metro areas. Consider Mason Hamilton, 26, an energy consultant who rents an apartment with his wife for $1,100 a month in Alexandria, Va., outside Washington. He’d like something

New-home sales rise 7.3 percent in April WASHINGTON — U.S. sales of new homes posted their second solid monthly gain in April after hitting extremely low levels in February, according to data released Tuesday by the Commerce Department. In April, sales rose 7.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 323,000 after an 8.3 percent increase in March, the Commerce Department reported. The increase surprised economists, who had forecast a slight decline to 295,000, according to a MarketWatch survey. Sales gains took place in all four regions. Sales rose 15.1 percent in the West, 7.7 percent in the Northeast, 4.9 percent in the Midwest and 4.3 percent in the South. Those gains followed February’s steep drop to a 278,000-unit pace. Analysts had attributed that weakness in part to winter storms that bigger. But he says he doesn’t plan to buy even though he could afford to. “My parents always told me, ‘You need to buy a place; you need to buy property,’” he says. “But the housing market is insane.” Many younger Americans see owning as risky. It hardly seems the best way to build wealth, especially when prices are falling. “There’s been this idea for years, a part of the American dream, that owning a home improves and strengthens communities,” said John McIlwain, a senior fellow at the nonprofit Urban Land Institute. “But what we’ve learned over the past few years is that many people simply are not ready to own a home.” From the 1940s until 2007, homes appreciated an average of nearly 5 percent a year, adjusted for infla-

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depressed figures in the East and the Midwest as well as a California tax credit that has expired. Economists were cautious about reading too much into the increase in April new-home sales, as the level of sales remains very depressed and not too far above record lows. “Is it a rebound that is for real? At least it’s a start toward one,” said Robert Brusca, chief economist at FAO Economics. Compared with April 2010, last month’s sales were down 23.1 percent. The government cautioned that its housing data are subject to large sampling and other statistical errors. Large revisions are common. The standard error of 16.6 percentage points is so high, in fact, that the government cannot be sure sales increased at all from March to April. — McClatchy-Tribune tion. In the past four years, the median price of a single-family home has sunk 37 percent, by $57,500, to its lowest since 2002. Yet in some areas, owning still is too expensive for many. “It’s becoming so difficult for most Americans to afford a home, with larger down payments and tighter credit, that it is creating a renter’s nation,” says Robert Shiller, a Yale economist and co-creator of the CaseShiller home price index. “The home is no longer an investment; it’s a burden.” Homeownership bestows its own financial advantages, of course. Each loan payment builds equity. Loan interest and property taxes provide tax deductions. And in normal housing markets, home values rise over time. But for now, renting is more attractive.

Site ready for expansion

From Page A1 “It’s about bringing everything together in a collaborative environment,” said Sumer Sorensen-Bain, CAMT’s metro-Denver regional director, who accompanied the Labor Department delegation. “This space is ideal because it has the expansion potential that we were looking for.” In addition to the more than 800,000 square feet of buildings on the Agilent campus, CAMT hopes to develop another 130 acres of open land that could accommodate as much as 1 million square feet of new building space.

‘She’s A Visionary’

portunities, and she found this one,” Sorensen-Bain said. “She’s a visionary in that respect.” Ortiz and Josh McDaniel, the Colorado director of the Labor Department’s veterans’ employment division, outlined how their agency would work with county workforce centers statewide to make veterans aware of ACE opportunities. “We’re talking now about having someone specifically dedicated to this site,” McDaniel said. Ortiz, whose four children have combined for 12 duty tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, said he hoped CAMT might help swing open the doors to returning veterans in search of work. Sorensen-Bain said her agency is dedicated to that proposition. “We want to work through your program first,” she said. “The veterans get the priority opportunities.”

The Labor Department link sprung from an initiative by CAMT chief executive Elaine Thorndike, who met with Ortiz in his Washington, D.C., office to discuss how ACE might benefit returning Tom Hacker can be reached at veterans. “Elaine is one of those 669-5050, ext. 521, or thacker@ people who stumbles on op- reporter-herald.com.

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Deepest snow in 30 years keeping road impassable By Pamela Dickman

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Vaughn Baker said he hopes the road will open by early June, as long as the weather cooperates. Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous paved road in the United States, closed for the season last Oct. 22. Despite the road remaining closed and wintry conditions at higher elevations in the national park, reservations for camp sites there are full for Memorial Day weekend. The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, too, expect campers over the coming holiday weekend. Those areas also have been hard hit by snow, but all campgrounds that are normally open this time of year are already open or should be by Friday. These include: Ansel Watrous, Big Bend, Dowdy Lake, Dutch George, Sleeping Elephant, Stove Prairie, Kelly Flats, Mountain Park, Narrows, Tom Bennett and West Lake. Jack’s Lake campground will open for the weekend but isn’t open yet for the season because of bark beetle mitigation. While many mountain roads and campgrounds are open this weekend, officials advise residents to check on conditions before heading out and take the proper equipment and precautions.

Road crews are battling some of the deepest snow they’ve seen in 30 years on Trail Ridge Road. This week, the snow is winning. The road that winds through Rocky Mountain National Park over the Continental Divide will not open by Memorial Day. This year’s delay will mark only the second time in 20 years that the road from Estes Park to Grand Lake does not open by the weekend that unofficially kicks of the summer recreation season. The latest Trail Ridge Road has opened in the past two decades was June 4, 1994, and the latest ever was June 26, 1943. Snowplow operators always remove drifts taller than the average basketball player from the road to open it to traffic. This year, with record snowpack and continued storms, the challenge has been greater. In the past week, a storm left 17-foot-tall drifts above Rainbow Curve on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park, resulting in deeper snow now than on Pamela Dickman can be reached at 669-5050, ext. 526, or pdickman@ May 5. Park Superintendent reporter-herald.com.

COUNCIL:

Budget ideas emerge

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of 165 suggestions from city workers and the results of extensive surveys that nearly 500 residents completed. Those results were supplemented by “free-form commentary from residents that made your packet really thick tonight,” Cahill said of the 244-page financial plan. The consensus from employees and residents indicated: • The fix should rely on a balance of cuts and increases in revenue. • City cultural activities should become more selfsupporting. • Needed cuts should be targeted, rather than across-the-board. • Voters should have another chance to roll back provisions of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, or TABOR. While it is not likely that city revenue would creep above the limit imposed by TABOR this year, Cahill said that could change easily in 2012. “It would not take much of a retail expansion to push us over that cap,” he said.

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future pay raises, measures that were often suggested by the workers themselves. Also on Tuesday, councilors retreated to a closed conference room to discuss Cahill’s performance during his first six months on the job. Councilor Kent Solt cast the sole vote against the closed session. “This is an item that demands transparency,” Solt said. “We can do it in a respectful way and in a manner that our citizens should have the ability to see.” Emerging from the closed meeting, Mayor Cecil Gutierrez said, “Our city manager received a glowing evaluation, and a big ‘continue-with-what-you’re-doing.’” Councilors opened their evening with another unanimous vote to purchase the Agilent Technologies Inc. campus for $5.8 million. The transaction is a key step on the path to opening the Aerospace Clean Energy Manufacturing and Innovation Park, a project sponsored partly by NASA and that holds the potential of thousands of new jobs.

Most of the cost reductions come from roll-backs Tom Hacker can be reached at of city-paid benefits for em- 669-5050, ext. 521, or thacker@ ployees and a tight rein on reporter-herald.com.

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Berthoud restricts dispensary area

Board votes to allow one more facility, preventing monopoly by Herbs Medicinals By Madeline Novey

Reporter-Herald Staff Writer

BERTHOUD — Only one additional medical marijuana dispensary can call Berthoud home after Tuesday evening. In its weekly meeting Tuesday, the Board of Trustees voted 5-1 to constrict land zoned for medical marijuana dispensaries from 63 acres to 12 — an area bounded by Bunyan and Mountain avenues

and the railroad tracks and First Street. The change came after city staff requested the board re-examine the town’s existing medical marijuana ordinances; in particular, the distance dispensaries could locate near nonprofit centers that care for minors. On March 8, the board passed Ordinance No. 1129, which limited the geographic area for medical marijuana uses and made it illegal

for dispensaries to open in a radius of 1,000 feet from schools, licensed day-care centers or rehabilitation centers. Tuesday’s approval of a new ordinance, No. 1132, clarified language in the old law, making it illegal, too, to locate within a radius of fewer than 1,000 feet of nonprofit centers in the care of minors. The examples in question were 5 Stones Youth Center, 770 Second St., and Kidz Place, 602 Second St.

Though he voted in favor of the change, trustee Jeff Hindman argued that not restricting establishment of dispensaries could put more money in the hands of government and drive up property values, as demand for zoned properties increased. On the whole, the board decided the new ordinance served the best interest of Berthoud’s residents and put in place a system to prevent Herbs Medicinals, the town’s lone dispensary at 435 Mountain Avenue, from monopolizing the limited dispensary industry. “They had to walk a tightrope, and they’re doing a great job,” Herbs Medicinals owner Kevin

Ballinger said. Herbs Medicinals, which opened in December 2009, was grandfathered in when the ordinance requiring special application processes went into effect in March. As for the future, Berthoud’s Principal Planner Tim Keters said the town is not currently accepting applications for medical marijuana business licenses. He said the stance may change starting in July after the city fully defines its process; one that will likely look a lot like that which is in place to request a liquor license.

Madeline Novey can be reached at 669-5050, ext. 516, or mnovey@reporter-herald.com.

Ed. assoc., district to vote on contract

FISHING THROUGH THE DRIZZLE

By Shelley Widhalm

Reporter-Herald Staff Writer

Reporter-Herald/STEVE STONER

Loveland residents, from left, Ashton Remington, Robert Wade and Tyler Robbins, fish together along the shore of Lake Loveland at North Lake Park as a light rain falls Tuesday afternoon. The weather forecast calls for a chance of rain showers until Friday.

Community Corrections expansion approved County OKs $1.37 million project By Jackie Hutchins

RH Local News Editor

Larimer County will spend $1.37 million to expand space for the Community Corrections program. Commissioners gave approval to the plan Tuesday morning. County Facilities Director Michael Kirk said the cost came in under the original estimate of $1.75 million. The work will be done at the same time as construction of Alternative Sentencing space and the jail expansion project, as the county seeks to get big projects finished while construction costs remain low due to the economy, Kirk said. He said he anticipates costs will

rise soon. “We’ve kind of seen some of that already,” he told commissioners. The Community Corrections project will go to bid in mid-June, with construction starting in late August or September. The project will add 3,500 square feet of office space and renovate another 800 square feet, with 11 more offices, a large conference room and storage space, to accommodate the increase in community corrections staff since 2004. Commissioners also approved spending $49,519 to add heating equipment at the Civic Park entrance to the Larimer County Justice Center. Steve Balderson, county facilities operations manager, said the atri-

um at the entrance is difficult to heat. Security personnel have had to wear coats and gloves inside the building during cold weather, and the fire sprinkler system has frozen twice, he said. Commissioners approved another $100,500 expenditure to replace the fire alarm system at the Justice Center. Kirk said there were several false alarms in 2009 and 2010, something that causes particular problems in the courts building. “Anytime we interrupt the flow of what is happening at the Justice Center, that affects a lot of people,” Kirk noted. Balderson said previous expenditures of about $25,000 for repairs have failed to fix the problems in the alarm system, so a total replacement is warranted. The existing and new systems

will be online at the same time during the conversion, he said. In other action, commissioners agreed to extend a temporary modification to the requirements for collateral that developers must provide to ensure they will complete infrastructure like roads and utility lines. They modified the requirements in May 2009 because the economic downturn was affecting developers, Russ Legg of the county planning staff told commissioners. “We don’t think the economy has improved that much,” he said. Legg said if economic conditions improve before two years, he will return and ask the commissioners to go back to the old requirements.

generate community support.

Colorado said Tuesday that Million was being held on a fugitive warrant out of Dallas for alleged stalking.

Jackie Hutchins can be reached at 635-3689 or jhutchins@reporter-herald.com.

Briefs Chilson Recreation Center to close early on Thursday LOVELAND — The Chilson Recreation Center will join the Loveland Public Library in closing early on Thursday. The recreation center will close at 5:45 p.m. to accommodate a power outage. The library closes at 6 p.m. Both will reopen at their normal time on Friday.

Larimer County Engineering Department to close on Friday FORT COLLINS — The Larimer County Engineering Department will be closed Friday, due to furloughs. It is the first of two furlough days included in the department’s 2011 budget, Deni Larue, county infor-

mation manager, said. Thirty staff members in the department will take the day off, resulting in a reduction in costs of about $8,000. A second furlough day will be scheduled later this year, most likely in the fall, she said.

MVHS group raising money to reduce staff cuts at school LOVELAND — A group of staff members, parents and students at Mountain View High School is working to raise money to reduce the number of staffing cuts at the school. The group will meet at 7 p.m. today at the school’s cafeteria, 3500 Mountain Lion Drive, to discuss long-term options while trying to

Water developer arrested on suspicion of stalking FORT COLLINS — A Colorado man behind a pipeline proposal to deliver Green River water from Wyoming to Colorado has been arrested on allegations of stalking an ex-girlfriend in Dallas. A Dallas police report shows Aaron Million of Fort Collins was arrested Saturday after a former girlfriend alleged he had followed her to Italy and also attempted to deliver a package to her at her April wedding to another man. Dallas police say an officer had warned Million on March 2 against calling the woman anymore. Larimer County jail officials in

Front Range to see heavy rain, possible flooding DENVER — Residents in the northwestern and most of eastern Colorado have been told to watch for minor flooding while heavy rain and hail have prompted flood watches along the Front Range. The National Weather Service said residents in Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick and Washington counties should watch for heavy rainfall and thunderstorms dumping 2 to 4 inches of rain through this morning. — Staff and wire reports

Thompson Education Association members are voting this week on their salaries, benefits and working conditions. Details of the taxpayer-paid contract — which required a mediator to hammer out — are being withheld by the association and district until voting is complete. “We have reached a tentative agreement with the TEA,” said Ron Cabrera, superintendent of schools. “We obviously had some arguments. It all ended up well with common understanding.” The association is a membership-based group that negotiates with Thompson School District on behalf of both the classified and the teaching and other licensed staff. Seven association members and seven district representatives began meeting in November, spending the past few months negotiating salaries and benefits for the 2011-12 school year. The last time staff members had a base raise was 2006-07. The 14-member team concluded the negotiation process at 5:15 p.m. Monday, following a daylong meeting. The team conducted 18 negotiation sessions to reach an agreement. The typical number of meetings is 10, said Laurie Shearer, president of the Thompson Education Association. “We tried at first without a facilitator,” Shearer said. At about the 10th meeting in early April, the team brought in a facilitator. “That’s when we started to make progress,” Shearer said. “With a facilitator, it wound up to be collaborative. Both sides can support the agreement.” The association sent its 740 members an email Tuesday explaining each negotiation item with the district. The members are voting on those items through an online ratification ballot. Shearer expects to get a final vote by Friday. The board will ratify the contract once it receives ratification from the association, either at the June 1 or June 15 meeting, Shearer said. Until the association constituency knows about the provisions of the contract, Shearer did not want to report on those provisions, she said. “We just can’t have the teachers finding out what the agreement is from the media. It’s not fair to them or fair to the association,” said Mike Jones, assistant superintendent of human resources and school support. “We want to have the members of the association find out what their team and the district is working on through the association. It’s about creating that trusting and professional relationship between the district and the teachers.”

Shelley Widhalm can be reached at 669-5050, ext. 531, or swidhalm@reporter-herald.com.


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OPINION May 25, 2011

The First Amendment

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech; or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Pawlenty’s half truths

Reporter-Herald Editorial

Don’t take chances with the runoff T

he combination of sun and water is irresistible in Northern Colorado. After months of cold and snowy weather, the prospect of floating down a stream without a care in the world appeals on many levels. This season’s weather should give those looking for some recreational time on a river cause for a second thought, however. While Front Range cities were having a relatively dry spring, the mountains just to the west were getting snow in epic proportions. According to the Northern Colorado Water Conservation District, the river basins of this region are burgeoning with water. The Cache la Poudre basin sits at 176 percent of annual average, the Big Thompson at 171 percent, Boulder Creek at 152 percent and the St. Vrain River at 141 percent. That means the rivers will flow faster and stronger than in a generation — and could even produce flooding in low-lying areas of the Eastern Plains. Such strong flows already have started, even though the bulk of the snowpack remains frozen. Officials from the Bureau of Reclamation have started to release water in reservoirs such as Lake Estes and Carter Lake to make room for the water that will arrive soon enough from the Continental Divide. Those who may have been anticipating a ride on an inner tube down a lazy river should know that those rivers are not going to be lazy at all. Indeed, rising water levels will mean that more debris will be looming at riverbanks and overhead. Also, what had been small riffles could end up being strong rapids with a heavy undertow just waiting to carry an ill-fated floater underwater. Last year, two fatalities were reported in Larimer County of floaters who encountered an unexpected obstacle and were held beneath the surface. This year, more dangers will present themselves, and those who choose to spend some time on the water should take necessary precautions: Know the river, know your equipment and know your abilities. And when in doubt, know when to say no. The river still will be there in August, likely at a much safer level.

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Those who may have been anticipating a ride on an inner tube down a lazy river should know that those rivers are not going to be lazy at all.

Other Views The Los Angeles Times, on Oprah: Today, the final episode of Oprah Winfrey’s long-running TV talk show will air. In the 25 years since the show has been nationally syndicated, Winfrey — or, really, Oprah, since that is how she is globally known — has made herself a singular force in television and the popular culture. In that period, she has topped the daytime ratings as talk show host, earned an Oscar nomination for her acting, become a producer, launched her own magazine (which features her on the cover each month), catapulted the book sales of any author — dead or alive — that she favors with an Oprah’s Book Club selection, and helped get the first black man elected president of the United States. Not that she’s retiring to her Montecito estate. She is turning her attention to her 5-month-old cable network, OWN, an ambitious venture that has had a rocky start. Winfrey is not a great journalist, actress (despite the Oscar nod for her role in “The Color Purple"), literary critic or political strategist. Instead, she is an extraordinary self-creation — as many powerful people are — who helped forge a sea change in the way the culture looks at black women in particular and black people in general. And she did it in the prosaic, often middlebrow realm of the daytime talk show, proving to the world — if people doubted it — that a black woman could be charismatic, immensely wealthy, loved and feared. Without Oprah, the landscape of daytime broadcast TV is overwhelmingly white. And surprisingly, most of the on-air hosts and main personalities on Oprah’s cable network are white as well. More diversity would be even better. Surely Oprah, of all people, should be able to make that happen.

Both sides of aisle are guilty of flip-flopping By David Espo

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WASHINGTON — Political flip-flops are in fashion these days, in red and in blue, from the White House to the Congress to the 2012 campaigns for both. Raise the debt limit? Democrats who voted against it when George W. Bush was president now say Republicans could wreck the economy if they do the same. Republicans who voted for it then demand spending cuts before committing now. Remake Medicare, as recommended in the House Republican budget? Republican Newt Gingrich, running for president, was harshly critical, then apologized after conservatives attacked him for his remarks. Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass. and seeking re-election in 2012, also seems conflicted. “Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative,” the British humorist Oscar Wilde once wrote. But President Barack Obama’s explanation of why he opposed a 2006 debt limit increase while in the Senate may be closer to the mark. He chalks it up to politics. “That was just an example of a new senator, you know, making what is a political vote as opposed to doing what was important for the country,” he said recently, making the case for passage of what he once opposed. Veteran lawmakers, too, have episodes of inconsistency. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., accused Senate Republicans in 2007 of the Capitol offense of originating a tax bill. “Everyone knows, even in elementary school, that under our Constitution revenue bills must originate in the House of Representatives,” he said. But a few days ago, Reid himself sought passage of a Senate-drafted tax bill to raise taxes on five large oil companies, in violation of the same Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution that he once used to taunt Republicans. Democrats said his political objective was to force Republicans to choose between raising taxes, an idea that is anathema to GOP stalwarts, and defending oil companies, widely disliked by the public in a time of

high gasoline prices and record industry profits. Asked about being concerned the House would refuse to consider the bill if it passed the Senate, Reid replied drolly that it was the least of his concerns. Republicans bottled up the bill but went easy on Reid — perhaps because they knew they were going to follow his lead later, when Goodwin Liu’s appointment to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals came to the Senate floor. In an unusual move, Reid quoted from the speeches or writings of Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, to the effect that they would not support filibusters against judicial appointees regardless of political party. All four voted to block a yes-or-no vote on Liu, knowing he had majority support but not 60 votes in his favor. Cornyn said later he reversed course because Democrats had continued to filibuster Bush’s nominees and he didn’t want different sets of rules to apply to appointees of the two parties. Hatch voted “present,” explaining it was the principled thing to do in light of his earlier declaration. It also worked against Liu, since the nomination required 60 affirmative votes to advance. Alexander issued a statement saying he reserved the right to block a final vote in “an extraordinary case” for the appeals court, and cited a bipartisan compromise that broke a deadlock over nominations in 2005. Isakson’s office did not respond to a request for comment. Reversing positions is off to a particularly fast start on Rep. Paul Ryan’s proposal to turn Medicare into a free-market health care system when it comes time for those currently under age 55 to enroll. A little more than a week ago, Gingrich called it “right-wing social engineering.” He backpedaled when conservatives criticized him, blamed the media for its reporting on the controversy — and then said he had called Ryan to apologize. More recently, Gingrich said he would modify the Medicare proposal “in a way that people could vol-

untarily decide.” Translation: Despite a switch in his position, he still apparently opposes Ryan’s plan, which is mandatory, not optional, for those more than 10 years from Medicare eligibility. Brown, the first Republican to hold a Senate seat from Massachusetts in a generation, has held three positions on Ryan’s budget and its prescription for Medicare. On May 13, he said he would vote in its favor. Then came a statement that said he supported the overall direction of Ryan’s budget but declined to say he would vote for it. On Monday, he completed the turnaround, unambiguously so. “Our country is on an unsustainable fiscal path. But I do not think it requires us to change Medicare as we know it,” he wrote in Politico. Democrats strongly suggested politics was at work, pointing to polls showing strong public opposition to the plan. And forgetting, perhaps, their own turnabout on something equally unpopular with the electorate, if not more so: Obama’s pleas for an increase in the debt limit. Failure to raise borrowing authority could lead to a financial default by the government that “would cause a recession even worse than the one we just had, if not a depression,” Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said earlier this month as he jabbed at Republicans demanding spending cuts in exchange for their votes. This time it was the Republicans’ turn for political mischief. Schumer, they hastened to point out, voted against debt limit increases when Bush was president in 2003, 2004 and 2006. In fact, it’s an issue on which the only consistency is change. With Democrats often voting no, Republicans regularly had to provide the support needed to raise the debt limit when Bush was in the White House. Now, Republicans say they will hold a vote next week on raising the debt limit without the accompanying spending cuts that Republicans and some Democrats are demanding. It’s doomed to failure, which means everyone can vote against it, no matter which side they are on.

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WASHINGTON — It was Tim Pawlenty’s moment of truth. Actually, several moments of truth. “We’re going to have to look the American people in the eye and tell them the truth, and that’s what I’ll be talking about,” the former Minnesota governor proclaimed to Erica Hill on CBS’ “Early Show” on Monday as he formally began his quest for the Republican presidential nomination. “President Obama unfortunately doesn’t have the courage to look the American people in the eye and tell them the tough truth,” Pawlenty informed Matt Lauer on NBC’s “Today” show. “I’ll do that.” In a phone interview with Hot Air blogger Ed Morrissey, he promised “a serious, tell-the-truth, courageous message.” Washington Post And in Des Moines, Writers Group Pawlenty delivered an announcement speech, “A Time for Truth,” that contained 16 instances of the word “truth” in the prepared text. But just an hour after unburdening himself of these truths in Iowa, the candidate went on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show and told a bit of a fib. The talk-show host, who serves as the unofficial gatekeeper to the Republican nomination, presented Pawlenty with a 2006 newspaper article in which he said that “the era of small government is over” and that “government has to be more proactive, more aggressive.” The truth-teller beat a hasty retreat. He claimed that he had been referencing somebody else’s words — “I didn’t say those words myself” — that his opponents had “pushed that falsely,” and that the newspaper was motivated by political bias and was forced to issue a correction. To verify Pawlenty’s truthfulness, I looked up the article, from the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and discovered that Pawlenty had taken some liberties with the facts. The article is all about Pawlenty’s efforts as governor to take on drug and oil companies and other practitioners of “excessive corporate power.” It includes his boast that many ideological Republicans “don’t even talk to me anymore” because of his support for things such as the minimum wage. “The era of small government is over,” Pawlenty told the newspaper. “I’m a market person, but there are certain circumstances where you’ve got to have government put up the guardrails or bust up entrenched interests before they become too powerful. ... Government has to be more proactive, more aggressive.” The newspaper did issue a “clarification,” but only to say that Pawlenty’s quote about small government was “in reference to a point” made by the conservative writer David Brooks — one that Pawlenty, from his other comments, obviously agreed with. But in the Republican primary race, the real risk comes from speaking truth to party orthodoxy, as when Newt Gingrich took issue with House Republicans’ plan to turn Medicare into a voucher program. And Pawlenty, who as governor offended ideologues — particularly with his support of a national cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases — now wouldn’t think of it. After all, the same ideologues that he boasted about offending in 2006 now control the nominating process. The 2006 article, which came out in the heat of Pawlenty’s gubernatorial re-election battle, mentioned that he supported a ban on prescription-drug advertising and fought for reimporting price-regulated drugs from Canada. Pawlenty argued that “government has to step in” to prevent oil companies from “suppressing the development of alternative fuels.” The article called him a “latter-day trust buster, a reformer who is unafraid to challenge big business and wield government power.” Limbaugh told Pawlenty that his quotes about small government and “aggressive government” sounded like those of “inside-the-Beltway Republicans” who “believe in an active, powerful executive, of an engaging government that’s big enough to handle the requests and demands of the people.” Pawlenty did indeed have such a message in 2006, when he was asking Minnesotans to give him a second term. But he surrendered immediately when Limbaugh challenged him. “That incorrect quote has haunted me, and I’m glad I had a chance in this big national forum on your great show to clarify,” he explained. In the race for the Republican presidential nomination, some truths are just too hard to tell. Dana Milbank can be reached at danamilbank@washpost.com.

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“This is to the caller who said that all high school graduations should be held on Sunday like Greeley Central; that would be better for everybody. The answer to that is, no it would not. My son graduated on Saturday. Sunday is the day that we go to church, and we have a family day. There’s a lot of ——— people who come in to the “Let me see, we the people graduation ceremony to see vote for TABOR to stop high schoolers graduate on blood-sucking politicians Saturday as they need to from sucking us dry and travel again on Sunday to get they just go ahead and atback to their destination. tempt to override it.” Just because a few can’t make it to a ceremony ——— doesn’t mean thousands of “Regarding the TABOR students have to shift to a battle. I don’t know that it’s special day. That being said, constitutional or not, I do I’d like to congratulate all know that it is not an albathe athletes who received tross around our neck and it their diploma on Sunday.” hasn’t wrecked our state Global Warming economy. Spending by our elected representation has “How many horrendous wrecked our economy and tornadoes? How many our school system.” floods and wildfires? How many destroyed homes and ——— dead people will it take be“It really makes the politi- fore people understand that cians angry that we have global warming is real? How TABOR in place. They’re an- much horror must we expegry because they can’t get to rience that we are bringing your money without your this upon ourselves and we permission. Now, isn’t that must make changes in our strange.” behavior?”

HGH “I have recently seen ads for HGH, human growth hormon. The truth is, we don’t know what long-term effects of HGH are, but we do know that is increases risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.”

Udall questions Patriot Act U.S. senator joins call for disclosure

DENVER (AP) — Two U.S. senators are calling on the Obama administration to disclose how it interprets the Patriot Act as an extension of the act nears a vote in Congress. Colorado Democrat Mark Udall and Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden say these are dangerous times, but they believe the administration can disclose its interpretation of the law without disclosing methods. “It’s time to end the use of secret law,” Wyden said in a conference call on Tuesday. The key provisions expire

Friday, and the sions until June 1, Obama administra2015. tion said the extenAmendments sion is necessary to proposed by Udall keep the laws in and Wyden would place. require the FBI to At issue are provishow a connection sions that allow the to terrorism when Colorado Sen. use of roving wireseeking a court orMark Udall said taps, access to der for business Congress rushed business records records, eliminate believed relevant to through the Patriot the possibility of Act following the terrorist investiga“John Doe” roving Sept. 11 attacks tions and secret wiretaps that do and “it feels like surveillance of not identify the non-U.S. individu- leadership is rush- person or the als without the gov- ing the process phone to be wireagain.” ernment having to tapped, and require show a connection the attorney general between the target and a to notify Congress of applispecific terrorist group. cations for secret surveilThe legislation would ex- lance when there is no contend three expiring provi- nection to a terrorist group.

Udall said there is no need to extend the law until 2015 with little debate. He said Congress rushed through the Patriot Act following the Sept. 11 attacks and “it feels like leadership is rushing the process again.” He said Congress could approve a short-term extension until there can be more debate. Some lawmakers say the legislation is less necessary now that al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden is dead. Wyden said sources and methods should be kept secret, “but laws should not be kept secret.” “A secret law can only be fixed by being open and honest with the American people,” he said.

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“The Republican are showing their true colors once again refusing to give any emergency aid to the tornado victims is Missouri unless other spending cuts are made first. It’s amazing they don’t justify others Products Made spending cuts by continuing in the USA the oil refunds and tax “I’m responding to the breaks they’re giving the person who said there rich. So why do you have to doesn’t appear to be a lot of do it on the poor people? choice of products made in Oh, that’s right, Republicans the USA. And I believe we do don’t care about the poor or have the opportunity to buy the middle class, only their many products made in rich buddies.” USA. We found out that all ——— Texas Jean are made in South Carolina. Some New “Hail to our chief. Way to Balance shoes are made en- go Barrack Obama. He plans tirely in the USA. Certain rug to go to Missouri and review manufacturer, American the tragedy on Sunday. Can Classic Tea is grown and dis- you imagine if that was tributed in the USA. There’s Bush? Hail to our chief.”

Above, the front of the Monaco Building frames Dennis Olivas operating construction equipment as the last part of the building standing comes crashing down Tuesday in downtown Loveland. To see time-lapse photos of the demolition, visit www.reporter-herald .com At left, seen from the roof of the Rialto Theater, construction equipment and crews tear apart the Monaco Building after demolishing the adjacent Quality Shoe building the day before. Reporter-Herald/JENNY SPARKS

In Brief Colo. woman accused of killing kids due in court

boy dead after Murphy called 911 and said she was going to commit suicide. They say Murphy told the dispatcher her children were in heaven. Murphy and her husband were in the process of getting divorced.

CASTLE ROCK — A Colorado mother suspected of killing her two children is expected to appear in court. Authorities say 41-year-old Kelli Murphy appeared in court Tuesday. She was arrested on two counts of first- Fort Collins officer’s car degree murder Monday after collides with bicyclist police found her two children dead in their Castle FORT COLLINS — Fort Rock home. Collins police say a bicyclist Police say they found a 6- has serious injuries after a year-old girl and 9-year-old collision with an officer’s pa-

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Investigators are reviewing if Wagner was intoxicated or had a front light on his bicycle. They’re also reviewing whether Brubaker was using “due care” or driving too fast.

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Today is Wednesday, May 25, the 145th day of 2011. There are 220 days left in the year.

On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy told a joint session of Congress: “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.” (That goal was accomplished eight years later with the Apollo 11 mission.)

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Today’s Birthdays Lyricist Hal David is 90. Country singer Tom T. Hall is 75. Actor Sir Ian McKellen is 72. Movie director and Muppeteer Frank Oz is 67. Rock singer Klaus Meine (The Scorpions) is 63. Actress Connie Sellecca is 56. Rock singer Paul Weller is 53. Actor Mike Myers is 48. Actress Anne Heche is 42. Actor Jamie Kennedy is 41. Singer Lauryn Hill is 36. Actresssinger Lauren Frost is 26.

Thought for Today “I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson, essayist (1803-1882)

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Fault in Japan quake broke in unusual way McClatchy-Tribune SAN JOSE, Calif. — The catastrophe that struck Japan in March was triggered by a sequence of unusual geologic events, according to a team of Stanford University and University of Tokyo scientists. The fault that generated

the Tohoku-Oki earthquake did not fracture in the usual way, they report in the latest issue of the journal Science Express. Instead, it ruptured in a “flip-flop” fashion — first breaking westward, then eastward. The first motion violently shook Japan, with 9.0-magnitude shocks. The second

motion — generating magnitude-6.5 aftershocks — deformed the seafloor with such force that a huge tsunami was triggered. Damage from the March 11 earthquake was so extensive in part simply because the earthquake was so large, according to Stanford geophysicist Greg Beroza.

Horoscopes ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your pure sincerity can blowtorch a way to a win. In the heat of the forge even metal is transformed. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You can sway and persuade a captive audience today, but take care not to sign a financial contract. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): This isn’t a good time to make a deal or sign an agreement. Your trustworthiness could be put to the test. CANCER (June 21-July 22): For a few hours today, you might fall prey to daydreams and become vulnerable to tidbit dangled in front of you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You should check your sensitivity at the door today as you might inadvertently take offense and make a scene. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You would be wise not to broadcast your latest amorous conquest because feelings are quite possibly going to fade. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You are solemn and serious about some things that are of minor importance, but can be cautious about key issues too. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Love may be stifled if you shut out others, hide and defend yourself against those who would knock at your heart’s door. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You could receive sound guidance today from someone who is a religious or community leader of some type. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You confuse those who would help you become more successful. You are not practical in financial matters. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Pressure may be brought to bear on you to perform at a higher level even though you must overcome a weakness. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): One of you in a key relationship may have stopped striving before reaching a goal or completing the terms of a promise. IF MAY 25 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: In the year ahead, you may be challenged to deal with upsets that affect your love life or career. Right now your business sense is somewhat out of kilter, so avoid business decisions or investment. Because there is a lack of commitment on someone’s part, whether you or another person, this is not a good year to get engaged or to change jobs. Issues of trust can be problematic especially in July, when you might have a great time on a vacation but when you could mistake a casual fling for a soul mate situation.

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A satisfying after-school snack The perfect after-school snack has not too much sugar, not too much prep and is not too likely to inspire turned-up noses. “Think of it as a mini-meal more than just a snack — equal parts fat and protein and carbs,” says Lisa Barnes, author of the Petit Appetit cookbooks, including “Eat, Drink and Be Merry: Easy, Organic Snacks, Beverages and Party Foods for Kids of All Ages” (Perigee Trade).

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For The Associated Press

To help start summer right, we decided to come up with a fun and delicious new way to enjoy that classic summer nosh — the hot dog. So instead of grilling the hot dogs, then slapping them in buns, we wrapped pizza dough “buns” around the hot dogs, then grill them. The result is a wonderfully crispy grilled bread surrounding a juicy dog. And since these hot dogs are perfect for dipping, we created a trio of condiments to get you started.

11/3 cups rolled oats 1 /2 cup raw sunflower seeds 1 /2 cup oat bran 11/2 cups crisp brown rice cereal 1 cup dried cranberries 2 tablespoons crystallized ginger, chopped 1 /2 cup brown rice syrup 1 /4 cup turbinado sugar 1 /2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Grease an 8-inch square glass baking dish, and set aside. Mix oats, seeds, oat bran, cereal, cranberries and ginger in a large bowl. In a small saucepan, combine rice syrup, sugar and salt and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar melts, 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat; add vanilla. Pour over the oat mixture and stir with a rubber spatula until all is moist and coated. Spread mixture into prepared dish. Cover the mixture with a piece of parchment paper and press down firmly with your hands or a weight. Refrigerate if necessary to get the mixture to stay together. Let sit until firm, cut into pieces. Makes: 16 2-inch bars. — McClatchy-Tribune

Hot Dog Dippers For the chipotle ketchup: 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced 1 tablespoon adobo sauce 3 /4 cup ketchup 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

For the citrus mustard: /2 cup brown mustard 1 /4 cup mayonnaise Zest of 1/2 lemon Zest of 1/2 orange 1 /4 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1

For the pimento cheese relish: /4 cup mayonnaise 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 /4 cup finely grated cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 /4 cup sweet pickle relish 4-ounce jar chopped pimento, drained 1 teaspoon hot sauce 1

For the hot dogs: 20-ounce package refrigerated pizza dough 8 hot dogs 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Heat a grill to mediumhigh. To prepare the chipotle ketchup, in a small bowl stir together the minced chipotle, adobo sauce, ketchup and paprika. To prepare the citrus mustard, in a small bowl stir together the mustard, mayonnaise, both zests, the black pepper, honey and vinegar. To prepare the pimento cheese relish, in a small bowl, blend the mayonnaise with the cream cheese and cheddar until smooth. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, relish, pimento and hot sauce. To make the hot dogs, divide the dough into 8 pieces. Roll each piece into a snake 24 inches long. Wrap each hot dog with one of the lengths of dough, spiraling the dough around the length of the hot dog. Place the wrapped hot dogs onto a tray. Using a pastry brush, lightly coat each wrapped hot dog with a bit of the oil. Grill for 12 to 15 minutes, turning every few minutes, until golden brown on all sides. Serve with the condiments in small cups for dipping. Serves 8.

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This recipe for vinaigrette-marinated sirloin with spicy guacamole can be served as an entrée or cut into thin strips across the grain and served on toasted baguette rounds and topped with the guacamole (below).

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Use guac to dress up the main dish By J.M. Hirsch

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Guacamole is so good, I firmly believe it is wasted on tortilla chips. So I decided to come up with a suitable platform on which it could truly shine. And since fatty foods — even healthy ones like avocados — have a delicious affinity for salty foods, I decided to play with steaks. What I came up with was a simple marinated sirloin — started on the stove and finished in the oven — topped with a spicy, creamy guacamole. If you’re a beef purist, you can skip the marinating of the steaks, but I found the vinaigrette added a wonderful zing to the meat that worked so well with the avocado. This recipe is incredibly versatile. It’s easily started ahead — the steak can be marinated overnight. And it can be served as a generous entrée (as described in this recipe), or cut into thin strips across the grain and served on toasted baguette rounds and topped with the marinade and turn to coat well. Cover and reguacamole for a party. frigerate for 1 hour. When the steaks are nearly finished, heat the oven to 400 degrees. To prepare the guacamole. In a medium bowl, combine the avocados, tomato, cilantro, For the steak: jalapeno and lime juice. Use a fork to mash 1 until chunky smooth, then season with salt /4 cup red wine vinegar and pepper. Cover, pressing plastic wrap onto 1 /4 cup olive oil the surface of the guacamole, then set aside. Heat a large cast-iron or other heavy, oven1 teaspoon salt 1 safe skillet over medium-high. Add the canola /2 teaspoon ground black pepper oil and heat for 30 seconds. Add the steaks and 3 cloves garlic, minced sear on the first side for 4 to 5 minutes, then flip Two 1-pound sirloin steaks and sear on the second side for 3 to 4 minutes. For the guacamole: Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast for 4 to 5 minutes for medium-rare, or until the 2 avocados, pitted and skinned steak reach desired doneness. 1 small plum tomato, cored, seeded and finely chopped Transfer the steaks to a cutting board, cover 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 1 with foil and let rest for 5 minutes. Serve each /2 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced topped with guacamole. Makes 4 entrees or Juice of 1/2 lime 16 appetizer servings. Salt and ground black pepper

Vinaigrette-Marinated Sirloin with Spicy Guacamole

1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil

In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oil, salt, black pepper and garlic. Trim the steaks of any visible fat, then cut each into 2 portions. Add the steaks to the

Nutrition information per main serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 534 calories; 290 calories from fat (54 percent of total calories); 32 g fat (7 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 107 mg cholesterol; 10 g carbohydrate; 52 g protein; 7 g fiber; 389 mg sodium.

Check frozen food to make sure it’s still good after freezer repair Question: My freezer quit working and was repaired a day later. Does all the food in the freezer need to be thrown out? Answer: Freezers will keep food cold longer than you may think. Food usually will keep for 4 to 6 hours in a refrigerator, 1 to 2 days in the freezer attached to a refrigerator, 2 to 3 days in an upright freezer and 3 to 4 days in a chest freezer. Now, those numbers assume that you kept the appliance door closed, and that the freezer is full. This is when it pays to be someone who keeps too much food in your freezer — solid packs of frozen chicken act like ice packs. As soon as your freezer is working, you have to act quickly to evaluate the food. First, keep a thermometer in your freezer so you can check to make sure the temperature stayed below 40 degrees. If the food thawed completely or was above 40 degrees for more than two hours, throw it out. — McClatchy-Tribune

Condiments of different cultures Condiments may seem simple, but, as chef Marcus Samuelsson writes in “New American Table,” “they reflect who we are more than any other food.” Not only do condiments offer flavor, they contribute color, texture and aroma to any dish. And they can speak of culture and history. Here are some of the world’s favorite condiments, the ones you’ll find on the dining tables of each continent, and how you can use them in your kitchen. Pickapeppa sauce — Called “Jamaican ketchup,” this brand-name sauce is made with cane vinegar, tomatoes, onions, sugar, mangoes, raisins, tamarinds, peppers and spices. Used to give snap to cream cheese, Pickapeppa also can be used to season meats, vegetables, fish and poultry. Hot red pepper sauce — Made with chilies, salt and vinegar, different Latin hot sauces give heat to all sorts of dishes, from chili stews to tamales. Plus gumbo, stewed greens and chicken wings. Harissa — From North Africa, a spicy blend of oil, chilies, garlic, cumin, coriander, caraway and other spices. Serve with couscous, soups and stews. — McClatchy-Tribune


Wednesday Reporter-Herald May 25, 2011

Mark Your Calendar

Year brought Johnny to late-night TV

• Lone Tree School Reunion and Ice Cream Social, 4-6 p.m., Lone Tree School, North Lake Park, Loveland. Come for this open house event to celebrate the renovation of the school, visit with Lone Tree teacher Teri Johnson and enjoy ice cream. Free. Call 962-2562. • Preschool Storytime, 11 a.m., Loveland Public Library, 300 N. Adams Ave., Loveland. Ages 4 and up. Each session includes stories, finger plays and a craft. Call 9622587. • Toddler Storytime, 10:15 a.m., Loveland Public Library, 300 N. Adams Ave., Loveland. For ages 2-3. Each session includes stories, finger plays and a craft. Call 962-2587.

THURSDAY

• 2012 Valentine Cruise Sign-Up, 5-8 p.m., Mandolin Cafe, 210 E. Fourth St., Loveland. To benefit Angel House. Group space available on Carnival Liberty Feb. 11-18, 2012. Cruise from Miami with stops at Cozumel, Belize, Isla Roatan and Grand Cayman. Angel House will earn $100 per cabin sold plus commissions. Call 667-4703. • Bingo, 7 p.m., Loveland Elks Lodge, 103 E. Fourth St., Loveland. Snack bar available. $7. Call 669-6330. • Dog Behavior, 6:30 p.m., Hank’s Pet Food Market, 2245 W. Eisenhower Blvd., Loveland. Cathie Lee of K9 Wisdom Dog Training will answer questions about dog behavior issues and provide tips on how to deal with common problems. Free. Call 685-8621. Email hankspetfood@earthlink.net. Website: www.hankspetfood.com. • Humpty Dumpty Storytime, 9, 10 and 11 a.m., Loveland Public Library, 300 N. Adams Ave., Loveland. For ages birth to 21/2 and caregivers. Stories, finger plays, music and social interaction make this a positive introduction to early literacy. Free. Call 9622587. • Loveland Mountain Club hike: Walker Ranch in Boulder. Seven miles round trip. Call Liz at 532-3368. Website: www.lovelandmountainclub.org. • PEDAL Club Thursday Ride, Loveland. 30- to 50-mile ride. Skill level: medium. Call Linda at 613-9012 for time and destination. Website: www.pedalclub.org. • Starry Night at Bobcat Ridge, 8-10:30 p.m., Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, on County Road 27 south of Masonville. Thirty-minute program on spring constellations, how to identify them, and stories behind the stars; followed by stargazing in the parking lot with telescopes. Dress warmly. Registration required. Free. Call 416-2815. Email dprice@fcgov.com. Website: www.fcgov.com. • Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, 5 p.m., Harmony Presbyterian Church, 400 E. Boardwalk Drive, Fort Collins. Raise funds for the Premier 13 Black Girls Volleyball Team to participate at the 38th AAU Girls Junior National Volleyball Championships. Drawing tickets are $5; six tickets for $25 or 10 tickets for $40. $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Call 290-7772.

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• Pet and Doll Parade, line up at 2:30 p.m., parade starts at 3 p.m., Fairgrounds Park, 700 S. Railroad Ave., Loveland. Area children ages 3-12 are invited to celebrate by participating with costumes, bicycles, tricycles, wagons and pets on leashes. Call 6672968. • Finnders and Youngberg Album Release Show, 7:30 p.m., Rialto Theater, 228 E. Fourth St., Loveland. Finnders and Youngberg is celebrating the release of their new album, FY5, with CDs and Vinyl available. With special guests, Honey Don’t from Paonia. $12 in advance, $16 at door. Call 962-2120. Email akelek@ci.loveland.co.us. Website: www.cityofloveland.org/rialto. • Bingo to Support Gymkats Booster Club, 7 p.m., Loveland Bingo Planet, 281 E. 29th St., Loveland. Call 672-3198. • Bingo to Support the Associated Veterans of Loveland, 7 p.m., Associated Veterans of Loveland, 305 N. Cleveland Ave., Loveland. Snack bar and outdoor covered smoking area. Call 667-4722. • Book-signing with Ken Jessen, 6-8 p.m., Anthology Book Co., 422 E. Fourth St., Loveland. Author and local historian Ken Jessen will talk about and sign his new book “Estes Park Beginnings.” Free. Call 667-0118. Website: www.anthologybook company.com. • Loveland Senior Singles Potluck Supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 815 E. 16th St., Loveland. Program: Community update with Daryle Klassen. Bring own table service and a meat, vegetable, salad or dessert to share. Call 663-3727. • Toddler Storytime, 10:15 and 11 a.m., Loveland Public Library, 300 N. Adams Ave., Loveland. For ages 2-3. Each session includes stories, finger plays and a craft. Call 962-2587. • Early Stage Strategies Series: Part 3, 6-8 p.m., Alzheimer’s Association, 415 Peterson St., Fort Collins. In-depth multiple week course designed for those with early Alzheimer’s and family members to help understand the diagnosis and how to plan for the future. Call 472-9798. • Realities for Children Block Party, 5:30 p.m., Linden Street, Fort Collins. Live music, motorcycle stunt shows and a fireworks display. Website: www.realitiesride.com.

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Community Briefs Loveland

40-year class reunion Sept. 911. Organizers are trying to Corn Roast Parade accepts locate classmates. nominations for grand Email contact information marshal through June 1 to class1971reunion@gmail The Loveland Chamber of .com or call Rob Proctor at Commerce is accepting 481-2133 with questions. grand marshal nominations Volunteer park ranger for the annual Corn Roast Festival. Nominees must be assistants will help at long-standing community Carter Lake, Horsetooth members who have made a The Larimer County Designificant impact on Lovepartment of Natural Reland. sources is looking forward to Nominations will be acthe busy summer season cepted until 5 p.m. June 1, with the help of volunteers. and selection will be made Volunteer as a park ranger by the end of June. In addition to leading the Corn assistant either at Carter Roast parade, the grand mar- Lake near Loveland or at shal also will play a role in a Horsetooth Reservoir west of variety of activities through- Fort Collins. out the weekend-long festiFor details, call CJ Cullins val. at 679-4552 or ccullins@lari Nomination forms can be mer.org. found at www.loveland.org/ TheCornRoastFestival or at the Loveland Chamber of Commerce, 5400 Stone Creek Circle. A completed nomination form is all that is needed Community Briefs run daily in to nominate someone in the the Reporter-Herald to announce community. Self-nominaevents sponsored by nonprofit tions are not accepted. groups that are open to the Submissions and quesgeneral public. Items will be run tions may be emailed to in briefs a week before the event info@loveland.org, faxed to occurs, then will be repeated in 667-5211 attn: Corn Roast the calendar three times — two committee or by calling 667days before the event and on 6311. the day of the event. Informa-

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Let’s play another round of “Guess That Year.” The Oscar for Best Picture went to a show that must have improved soda sales at theaters everywhere. “Lawrence of Arabia” starred Peter O’Toole as Lawrence after Marlon Brando rejected the role. Other superb films included “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “The Days of Wine and Roses” and “The Manchurian Candidate.” Popular music didn’t rise to the same level as the movies because of hits like “Sherry,” “The Duke of Earl” and “Telstar.” In the news, the president averted a steel strike, Richard Nixon lost the California governor’s race to Pat Brown and Frank Williams escaped from Alcatraz. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara said “The other guy blinked first” as the U.S. avoided nuclear war over the Cuban Missile Crisis, which put a young second lieutenant on 24-hour alert for a month. Literary works featured

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Rachel Carson’s call to alarm for environmentalists, “The Silent Spring” while another call went out in Helen Gurley Brown’s “Sex and the Single Girl.” Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a single basketball game and Maury Wills erased Ty Cobb’s single-season stolen base record, to name a pair of sports milestones. Television wasn’t at the apex of excellence as “The Beverly Hillbillies” and “The Lucy Show” entertained viewers. However, a new young host replaced Jack Paar on “The Tonight Show” — and Johnny Carson became a feature in late night TV for three decades. The latest teen idol used only his first name, Fabian, and ignored his second, Forte, but it was all right since singing wasn’t his real

forte. As the year closed, for the first time in history the average life expectancy of an American surpassed 70 years. And by now, if you were paying attention then, you’d recognize 1962. • I wonder how their women’s teams feel about it. Tufts University in Medford, Mass., named its athletic teams “The Jumbos” after Jumbo the Elephant had been given to the school by Phineas T. Barnum, famed circus owner and a trustee of the university. • What do the birds know? Ninety percent of all bird species are monogamous. Only 3 percent of mammal species are. • Along those lines, Mamie Van Doren, starlet from South Dakota, once said, “I’ve married a few people I shouldn’t have, but haven’t we all?” • The term remains as one of those famous relics of the past. In 1947, American journalist Herbert Bayard

Swope coined the term “cold war” to describe the strategic conflict between allied nations and the USSR. • If you’re dead set on competing, note that the nine dances of modern world championships in ballroom dancing are: the foxtrot, the cha-cha-cha, the paso doble, the tango, the quickstep — I didn’t know that was a dance I thought it was more a digestive issue — the rumba, the samba, the waltz and the Viennese waltz (which apparently implies a road trip). • I personally wonder if they were talking about wages or about the general worth to society when 21 percent of Americans said “A good car mechanic is worth as much as a member of Congress.” Jim Willard, a Loveland resident since 1967, retired from Hewlett-Packard after 33 years to focus on less trivial things. He calls Twoey, his bichon frisé-Maltese dog, vice president of research for his column.

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In Brief Feds urge horse owners to avoid wild horse range GRAND JUNCTION — Federal officials are asking people to avoid riding their horses in the Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range in western Colorado because of an outbreak of a fatal horse virus. The Bureau of Land Management is asking horseback

riders to stay out of the area until Friday. Colorado has nine confirmed cases of equine herpes and 22 suspected cases The deadly and highly contagious has infected at least 34 horses in nine states and Canada. More than 1,000 animals are known to have been exposed through direct or indirect contact with infected horses.

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JACKMAN: John L. Jackman of Loveland. Funeral service Thursday 11 a.m. Immanuel Lutheran Church. Viewing Wednesday 5 to 8 p.m. at the Viegut Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at the church. Cremation will follow the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pathways Hospice or Immanuel Lutheran Church Building Fund. MAES: Charles Maes of Loveland. Funeral service 3 p.m. Sunday at Viegut Funeral Home. Memorials to the Charles Maes Fund may be sent in care of Viegut Funeral Home. LINDLEY: Robert Lindley of Loveland. Arrangements pending. WYSOCK: Bernard Wysock of Loveland. Arrangements pending. SWANSON: Lois Swanson of Loveland. Arrangements pending.

BOSSIE: Kevin S. Bossie of Loveland. Celebration of Life services 2 p.m., Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kevin Bossie Memorial Fund to be used for his children, in care of Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home.

Need space for a meeting? Call for information on use of our Reception Center. Please join us 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 30, 2011 for our annual Memorial Day Program.

Lucille Mason Lucille C. Mason, 92, of as a home maker and then Loveland passed away May attended beauty school 23, 2011. She was born Oct. when her children left 11, 1918, in Atchison, Kan., home. Lucille then worked to Joseph and Mary as a teacher at Lea Van Horn. She atBeauty College in tended St. BeneHobbs, N.M. dicts High School She is survived in Atchison. by her sons, Lucille married Thomas A. Mason Dwight Frances of Goshen, Ark., Mason in 1936 in Duane C. Mason Atchison, Kan. and his wife Rhory Mason They were married of Marshall, Texas, for 60 years. Darrel D. Mason She moved from Hobbs, and his wife Marsha of N.M., to Loveland 10 years Midland, Texas; daughter, ago. She worked primarily Kay F. Christopher of Love-

land, Colo.; sister, Eleanor Newfeld of Hutchinson, Kan.; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, husband, nine brothers and sisters. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s the Evangelist Catholic School Scholarship Fund in care of Allnutt Funeral Service. Please visit the online obituary and sign the family guestbook at www.all nutt.com.

Norma L. Watson Norma L. Watson, 82, of sonville Store and a U.S. Windsor, formerly of Love- Census employee. land passed away May 22, Norma was also a very 2011. She was born Sept. 8, proud volunteer at Habitat 1928, in Denver, for Humanity. She Colo., to Francis was a member of and Mary Ellen All Saints EpiscoCurtis. She gradupal Church where ated from Manual she was in the AlHigh School in tar Guild and 1944. Norma martaught Sunday ried Marvin Watschool and Bible son on July 11, School. Norma Watson 1944, in Denver, was a member, Colo. He passed and president for away in 2001. They lived in six years of the The DeWyoming for 10 years and wayne Webster Chapter of otherwise have lived in Ma- American War Mothers, sonville and Loveland since and a 4-H leader for 12. 1951. She is survived by her She was a homemaker, sons, Daniel E. Watson worked as a substitute bus (Virginia) of Sedgwick, Codriver in the R2-J district, lo.; J. Michael Watson of worked at the Reporter- Fullerton, Neb.; daughters, Herald, was a clerk at Ma- Kathleen I. Peterson (Dal-

las) of Greeley, Colo.; Margaret Watson of Athens, Tenn.; brother, Bill Miller (Sharon) of Denver, Colo.; 14 grandchildren, 17 greatgrandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Norma was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marvin; sister, Ramona Tobin, and an infant son. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Allnutt Funeral Service in Loveland. The funeral service is at 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of the Brethren in Windsor followed by the internment at 3 p.m. at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Fort Collins. Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity in care of Allnutt Funeral Service.

Priscilla King Priscilla L. King, widow of the Rev. Fred King, died quietly the evening of May 20, 2011, at the age of 94. She is survived by her son, Gerould P. King, grandchildren David King, Larry King, Doug King, Carolyn (Holitza) DeTemple, and Matthew Holitza, and eight great-grandchildren. Her two daughters pre-deceased her, Margaret in 1982 and Elizabeth in 1964. A memorial Eucharist will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, at All Saints Episcopal Church, 3448 Taft Ave., Loveland, Colo. Interment of ashes will be in the Churchyard of St. Bartho-lomew, Estes Park, that afternoon at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to All Saints in Loveland, St. Timothy’s in Centennial (Drennan O’Melia Youth Center) or

Habitat for Humanity. Mrs. King was born Aug. 26, 1916, in Denver, Colo., to Van Ness and Evva Belle Garretson. Her mother succumbed to the Spanish flu epidemic on Jan. 1, 1919, when she was less than 21/2 years old. She lived for some time with her Aunt Priscilla Peabody until her father remarried in 1921. She attended Byers Junior High and graduated from South (Denver) High School in 1934. Following her graduation she entered Central Business School, where she was assigned to work in the office of the Boy Scouts of America. It was here that she met Fred, who was a Scoutmaster. They were married on Oct. 27, 1937, in St. Martin’s Chapel at the Cathedral of St. John’s. Their first two children, Gerould and Margaret were born in 1940 and 1942 re-

spectively. Elizabeth was born in 1948. Following the war, Fred completed college and religious training and was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church in 1950. Priscilla and Fred served Episcopal churches and lived in Englewood, Manitou Springs, Greeley, and Estes Park. While on that journey, Priscilla worked as a school lunchroom cook in Manitou, secretary at Miner & Miner in Greeley and school secretary at Estes Park High School. After retirement, they moved to Loveland, and while resident there, they served churches in Fort Morgan, Pueblo, and Pagosa Springs on a temporary basis. Fred passed away in 1988, and Priscilla continued to live in Loveland, until in 2005 she moved to Centennial to be nearer her son and grandchildren.

• 6:50 p.m. In the 5800 block of McWhinney Boulevard, a 20-year-old Greeley woman under suspicion of theft. • 8:42 p.m. In the 1300 block of Sunset Place, a 50-year-old Loveland woman for investigation of third-degree assault and domestic violence. • 9:47 p.m. At the Loveland Police Department, 810 E. 10th St., a 23year-old Loveland woman for investigation of attempting to influence a public servant and false reporting to authorities. Tuesday arrests • 10:58 a.m. At the Loveland Police Department, 810 E. 10th St., an 18year-old Longmont man on a felony and misdemeanor warrants. Other notable items

Monday • 4 p.m. Burglary, in the 100 block of West 47th Street. • 6 p.m. Theft, Jax Outdoor GearRanch & Home, 950 E. Eisenhower Blvd. • 7 p.m. Assault, in the 1300 block of Sunset Place. • 7 p.m. Shoplift, Claires, 5897 Sky Pond Drive. • 8 p.m. Criminal trespass, in the 1400 block of North Adams Avenue. Tuesday • 11 a.m. Shoplift, Safeway, 860 N. Cleveland Ave.

Daily Record Monday arrests • 4:16 p.m. At Hooters Restaurant, 4230 Byrd Drive, a 48-year-old Englewood man for investigation of driving under the influence. • 5:10 p.m. In the 2300 block of East 13th Street, three Loveland women, two 27-year-olds and a 29-year-old, under investigation of theft. The three were picked up in connection to an alleged theft at Walmart Supercenter. • 5:11 p.m. In the 1700 block of Greeley Drive, an 18-year-old Loveland man on a warrant. • 6 p.m. At the Loveland Police Department, 810 E. 10th St., a 24-yearold Loveland man on misdemeanor and controlled substance possession warrants.

Thoughts To Consider FAMILY, FRIENDS,AND FLOWERS

At least one study confirms what we know in our hearts to be true: After family, friends, and eulogy, flowers rank foremost as the most meaningful aspect of a funeral among David grieving individuals.As an important component in the funeral, & flowers are appreciated as a bright and welcome diversion, Jennifer Viegut around which conversation can focus during a time of sorrow. Moreover, when asked to identify the gifts and memorials that helped them most in their time of grief, mourners singled out flowers (and plants) and sympathy cards as the most meaningful.The gift of flowers shows respect for the deceased and loving support for the family, especially when one cannot attend the funeral in person. Flowers are an important part of many gatherings and celebrations. At a funeral, flowers can provide comfort to survivors. At VIEGUT FUNERAL HOME, we create individualized funerals to reflect the life of the deceased and to hold special meaning for family and other survivors. We assist with the selection and placement of flowers around the casket or urn and at the burial site. Should a family want well-wishes to send a donation to a charity in lieu of flowers, we can make that known when we announce visitation days and times. Please call us at 679-4669 if we can assist you. We are located at 1616 North Lincoln Ave. QUOTE:“And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers is always the first to be touch’d by the thorns.” Thomas Moore

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DEAR ABBY: I grew up thinking my mother was a good cook. Now that I’m married and have lived away from home for 10 years, I realize that Mom, with all her good intentions, was Dear an awful cook. She Abby was never adventurous, prefers canned and frozen foods, no vegetables and highly processed grains. I have chosen a completely opposite path and buy lots of natural, unprocessed fresh foods. As a result, I now cook all the holiday meals — with Mom helping with the prep and small tasks. I have tried to encourage her to eat better and expand her horizons, but it isn’t sinking in. Every time we have dinner at her house, I feel like I have just eaten at a fast-food establishment. I don’t want to be a control freak and say, “My way with dinners at my house only,” but I’m struggling to find a compromise when she wants to “treat” us to dinner at her place. Suggestions? — FOODIE IN COLORADO DEAR FOODIE: It’s one thing to be a “foodie” and another to be a food snob. A “fast-food” meal once every few weeks won’t kill you, so be a sport and let your mom reciprocate. And the next day, return to your normal routine to make up for it. DEAR ABBY: How do you politely refuse letting someone borrow something when he or she asks? Even if it’s your best friend or a relative? In the past, I have loaned items that were not returned in their original condition, or it was a pain in the neck to get them back in a timely manner when I needed them for myself. Help, please. — TOO UNSELFISH IN PORTLAND, ORE. DEAR TOO UNSELFISH: Here’s how. Smile and tell the person you no longer lend items to anyone, because they have been returned damaged or late, so that is now your “policy.” Period. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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Dog killed by coyotes on trail in Aspen ASPEN (AP) — Colorado Division of Wildlife officials are warning hikers after coyotes killed a woman’s dog during a hike in Aspen. The woman, whose name wasn’t released, was on the Smuggler Mountain trail Friday when the incident occurred. Her 6-month-old pet dog approached one or more coyotes and they attacked. Ross Ettlin, owner of Rocky

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Getting a read on the library’s future By Ted Schmidt

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Several weeks ago I attended a presentation by internationally known library futurist and author Stephen Abram. His program, titled “The Value of the Library Experience: Priceless,” reviewed the current challenges facing libraries and pointed at the reasons why libraries still succeed. His program got me thinking about the Loveland Public Library expansion/renovation project and how the finished product will serve Loveland in the future. The questions that Abram asks are “Is the new technology the end of libraries as we know them,” “What is actually changing,” “Do people still value the book,” and “Where is change taking libraries in the future?” His answer in the short form is “Yes.” Technology in handheld communication devices on a broadband, wi-fi world is the game changer for not only libraries but all of life. The library, for example, at the typical university may not be the destination center of campus any longer, but it still plays an integral role. According to Abram, 70 percent of distance-learning students attending post-high school classes online are single mothers, trying to advance their options in life after a day of work. There is no option for this student to visit a physical library then, so the library must come to her via the selected databases, websites, and e-books it can offer electronically on a 24/7 basis. Besides providing the information portals electronically or in person, librarians also serve as the “chefs,” dealing with the megastore of “food” choices, finding what the person wants to “eat,” then through experience and training, using a “cookbook” to meld the massive amount of information into something useful as well as “tasty.” Librarians continue to play a vital role in building the critical connections between information, knowledge and learning. In a world where so many have access through their handheld, wi-fi enabled, mobile computer, and Google and Wikipedia are always on, what is the library’s role? It only has been several

months since e-book sales have surpassed print on paper, and music CD and movie DVD sales are in steady decline to be replaced by streaming downloads and rentals. So what do these mean to the Loveland Public Library and the current construction project? Stephen Abram predicts in three years’ time — 2014 — the majority of library use and reading will be done electronically. Hard goods — books, CDs, DVDs — will be dead, and most (80 percent) reference questions will be answered electronically via computer or mobile device. Whether these predictions are true for Loveland (and I have my doubts), he does predict that public libraries will further develop as community centers, learning locations and research centers for both theoretical and practical pursuits, cultural and historical custodians, and electronic portals for the general public. When construction concludes in January, the Loveland Public Library will not only be 76 percent larger, growing from 32,600 square feet to 57,300 square feet, shelving space for library materials will grow by about 20 percent overall and meeting room space will double. A new room for teens will offer computers for their exclusive use, video gaming consoles and large-screen monitors. Learning labs for video and audio content creation, editing and posting will be matched with a teaching facility of 15 PCs. Additionally, over 75 more public computers will be distributed throughout the building with 48 grouped in the second floor IT Lab, and the building will be wi-fi enabled. There will be more group conference rooms throughout the building as well as a second, 48-person Erion Foundation Community Room to complement the 80-person Gertrude Scott Community Room. I think the library will meet the community center, electronic portal, children and teen’s door to literacy and learning roles, and the print-on-paper crowd will still have books to borrow. My main question is how the library will respond to the e-reader and mobile devices — user of the future.

Schilling created this small mural for the Schilling painted this panel for the ArapaPhotos special to the Reporter-Herald/MICKEY SCHILLING Majestic View Nature Center in Arvada. ho National Wildlife refuge project near This mural is located at the Flint Hills Walden in North Park. Wildlife Refuge near Emporia, Kan.

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Loveland native Mickey Schilling is a wildlife artist creating murals and interpretive signs for scenic and educational venues throughout the United States. By Kenneth Jessen • For the Reporter-Herald

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ickey Schilling is a Loveland artist who most of us know, yet his name may not be familiar. Visitors to a variety of places such as the Denver Zoo, The Wildlife Experience in Parker, Fish Creek Falls near Steamboat Springs and Cherry Creek State Park have seen Schilling’s work. He paints murals, backgrounds and interpretive signs for scenic and educational venues throughout the United States. His mission is to tell a story about animals and their habitat or about the history of a location. After growing up in Loveland and graduating from high school, Schilling continued his education at Colorado State University. He started in zoology and wildlife biology, but cutting animals open did not suit him. Switching to biomedical illustrations, he found himself dealing with animal cadavers. This led Schilling to earn a bachelor’s in fine art focusing on graphic design/illustration. Schilling credits much of his art education to workshops he took following college. This included lessons with renowned artists held in the jungles of Guatemala. Schilling makes the connection between rangers, naturalists and guides to the public through detailed

illustrations. His career started with John Hanna, a pioneer in this type of art and a leader in the interpretation of the natural environment. Schilling worked for Hanna’s company for a dozen or more years. His first assignment was a pen-and-ink drawing of soldiers and mountain men. At the start of an assignment, Schilling has to understand the biology or history behind the site and then work with the client on a proposal. This starts with sketches and progresses with increasing detail. The negative aspect of this work has to do with the elements that must be included in an image. This may not allow for much artistic freedom. In other cases, Schilling is able to use his skill to combine art with information.

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Corey Hart hit three home runs (his first homers of the season) and drove in seven runs in the Brewers’ win against the Nationals on Monday. Hart, hitting No. 2, was only the second player in the past 50 seasons (1962-2011) to record three homers and at least seven RBI in one game from second slot in the order.

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Locals finish with flourish Mickelson and Greiner earned respect at state RH Sports Staff Thompson Valley High School’s Lauren Mickelson had the best tourney of all area golfers, finishing with a 36-hole total of 172, good enough to finish in a tie for 25th.

PUEBLO — Kelsey Greiner set a common goal for the second day of the Class 4A State Golf Tournament, and that was to eliminate strokes from Monday’s opening round. She was able to do just that Tuesday — and less than half of the field at Elm-

wood Golf Course could make the same claim — backing her 92 with an 85 to leave her with a positive feeling out of her first state appearance. “That felt really good,” the Mountain View High School sophomore said after finishing tied for 35th overall with at two-day total of 177. “That just boosted my confidence. I’m kind of sad it’s over, because my game has gotten better, and now I have to stop.” Thompson Valley’s Lauren Mickelson came back with an 89 after her initial 83, but

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still comes away with the best finish from the area participants, finishing at 172 overall and a tie for 25th. Eagles teammate Regan Musilek shot a 96 to shave strokes off her first-round 101 to finish at 197 and tied for 64th. Mickelson was staggered a bit by her start, and it wasn’t too long into the round she stopped keeping track and just started playing. “I went 14 straight holes without a par, so I’m happy with my 89,” she said. “I thought I had shot a 98 or

something. After about the fifth hole, I decided to roll with the punches. I think emotionally and mentally, I kept myself together more this year than last year.” Rain was intermittent throughout the day, and the field had to deal with a 30-minute lightning delay. That wasn’t the issue for Mickelson, who said she spent too much time in the sand and had too many hard up and downs to give herself a legitimate shot at a low score. See Golf, Page C3

NFL cracking down for series of flagrant shots to helmet INDIANAPOLIS — The NFL will punish teams next season if their players commit multiple flagrant hits that result in fines. The punishment will be financial, although league vice president Adolpho Birch said Tuesday he didn’t rule out Commissioner Roger Goodell applying further sanctions such as stripping clubs of draft choices. Citing the “notion of club accountability,” Birch says details such as the amount of the fines against clubs, or how many player fines would trigger punishment, have not been determined. “As a club’s total increases to a certain threshold, we will enforce some ... payback to encourage clubs to stay below that threshold,” Birch said. “We’re looking at a system similar to one we instituted a couple years ago with off-field conduct.” The NFL began a crackdown on illegal hits, particularly those to defenseless players, last October. It threatened suspensions, but no players were suspended. However, Ray Anderson, the league’s chief disciplinarian, has said suspensions will be considered for egregious hits this season. Now, clubs are being put on notice as well as players that illegal hits will result in substantial discipline. — The Associated Press

Kyle Busch caught speeding: 128 mph in a 45 mph zone

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Colorado goalie Kyle Jones and defenseman Jason Beatty battle in front of the net with Bossier-Shreveport’s Brett Smith, bottom right, and David Rutherford during the second period of Game 1 at the Budweiser Events Center. The Eagles’ are looking to force the Presidents’ Cup Finals to a Game 7 with a win tonight against the Mudbugs, who lead the series, 3-2.

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Despite trailing in series, Eagles know they’re in it By Adam Dunivan Sports Writer

The theme for the Colorado Eagles at the start of the 201011 hockey season was ‘Recharged’ with a broad stroke being applied to the term after head coach Chris Stewart made his return to the bench. Today — after more than 85 games have been played — things are being looked at through a more narrow spectrum.

The good thing for Stewart is, he believes the last four days have given his team plenty to think about, and perhaps even more motivation to act on the feelings possessed after going down, 3-2, to BossierShreveport in the Ray Miron Presidents’ Cup Finals. “Our biggest game of the year comes (today), and we’re going to embrace that,” Stewart said Tuesday of Game 6, which will be played at 7 p.m. tonight at the Budweiser

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STATESVILLE, N.C. — NASCAR driver Kyle Busch was clocked by a North Carolina sheriff’s deputy going 128 mph in a 45 mph zone and was cited for careless and reckless driving and speeding, a law enforcement spokesman said Tuesday. Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Darren Campbell said a deputy stopped Busch’s 2012 yellow Lexus sports car on a road between Troutman and Mooresville, where the 26-year-old driver lives about 30 miles north of Charlotte. Campbell said Busch was cited and released upon a written promise to appear in court. In a statement issued late Tuesday, Busch acknowledged what happened. “I was test-driving a new sports car, and I got carried away,” Busch said. “I went beyond the speed I should have been going on a public road. I apologize to the public, my fans, sponsors, and race teams for my Busch lack of judgment.” — The Associated Press

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Events Center. “I really believe we haven’t played a complete game this series and it’s still 3-2. We have that chance to play that one complete game (today), and then we go from there.” Though the odds may be stacked against them, Stewart knows the Eagles still have a chance to do something special.

No team since the merger of the CHL and WPHL has been able to corral three Presidents’ Cups, and the Eagles have that shot to do it in a matter of just eight seasons. Colorado is in a must-win situation tonight, with a potential Game 7 coming Friday at the BEC. See Eagles, Page C2

Twin-bill split marred by De La Rosa injury Colorado 12, Arizona 4 DENVER (AP) — The music was muffled and the mood melancholy in the Colorado Arizona 5, Colorado 2 clubhouse even after one of the Rockies’ biggest wins of the young season. Carlos Gonzalez homered twice, and the Rockies became the first team to COMING UP, vs. Arizona decipher Josh Collmenter’s Today, 6:40 p.m. tomahawk-throwing style, ROOT (Ch. 26), KOA (850 AM) rallying past Arizona, 12-4, Page C3 on Tuesday, but they lost pitcher Jorge De La Rosa in homer and had one of three RBI doubles off the opener of the day-night doubleheader to Jhoulys Chacin (5-3) in the sixth inning. a torn elbow ligament. Colorado manager Jim Tracy was ejected Then they lost the nightcap, 5-2, when Joe in the third inning of Game 2 after arguing Saunders (1-5) snapped a personal six-game losing streak and Kelly Johnson hit a solo See Rockies, Page C5

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Colorado starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa throws against Arizona during the first inning Tuesday in Denver. De La Rosa likely is out for the season and might require Tommy John surgery.

NBA Players Association fires first shot in their labor fight NEW YORK — The National Basketball Players Association fired the first shot in a brewing labor battle with the NBA with the collective bargaining agreement set to expire June 30. Motivated by what union executive director Billy Hunter views as regressive bargaining — the NBPA on Tuesday filed an unfair labor practice charge against the NBA with the National Labor Relations Board. According to the charge, which was obtained by Newsday, the players union is alleging that the league “has violated and continues to violate” multiple sections of the National Labor Relations Act by “making harsh, inflexible, and grossly regressive” demands in collective bargaining that the NBA knows the union opposes, along with “engaging in classic ‘take it or leave it’ and surface bargaining intended to delay action on a renewal CBA until the NBA locks out the represented employees in order to coerce them into accepting the NBA’s harsh and regressive demands” and even accusing the league of speaking directly with the players (union members) about the CBA and threatening a lockout. — McClatchy-Tribune


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MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade was ailing, so LeBron James and Chris Bosh more than picked up the slack. Then Wade found his groove at the perfect time, and the Miami Heat, the team put together solely to win championships, moved one victory away from the NBA Finals. James scored 35 points, Bosh added 22 and the Heat overcame an early 11-point deficit to beat the Chicago Bulls, 101-93, on Tuesday night, taking a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Game 5 is Thursday in Chicago, when the Heat can wrap up their first finals trip since 2006. Wade went scoreless for nearly

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33 straight minutes, before making a jumper with 2 minutes, 8 seconds left in overtime to help Miami keep the lead. And after James made a contested jumper with 29 seconds remaining for a six-point lead, Wade soared to block Derrick Rose’s layup from out of almost nowhere on the next Chicago possession. At long last, it was over. Bosh scored the first four points of overtime, and the Heat — now 8-0 at home in the playoffs — never trailed in the extra session. James closed it with two free throws with 1.4 seconds left, his 12th and 13th of the night, all without a miss. Bosh was 10-for-11 from the line, and Miami outscored Chicago, 32-17, in that department. The Heat made their final 24 free throws. Rose scored 23 points for the Bulls, who got 20 apiece from Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer.

Vancouver goaltender Roberto Luongo looks with disbelief at teammate Keith Ballard after being scored upon Tuesday by San Jose during the second period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup playoffs Western Conference Finals.

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Kevin Bieksa scored 10 minutes, 18 seconds into the second overtime as the Vancouver Canucks advanced to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in 17 years with a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night. The Canucks ended the Western Conference finals in five games after getting even at 2 with 13.2 seconds left in regulation when Ryan Kesler scored with goalie Roberto Luongo on the Vancouver bench for an extra skater. It will be Vancouver’s first trip to the Cup finals since 1994, when the Canucks lost in seven games to the New York Rangers. The last NHL team from Canada to win the title was the Montreal Canadiens in 1993. Exactly 17 years day after they earned their previous trip to play for the Cup, the Canucks rode 54 saves from Luongo and a lucky bounce to Bieksa to advance to the finals for the third time in the team’s 40-year history. The puck caromed awkwardly off the glass on the sideboards and out to Bieksa just inside the blue line. His quick shot beat Antti Niemi inside the right post before the goalie — or mostly everyone else on the ice — knew where the puck was.

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Vancouver was down, 2-1, after Luongo’s gamble left Devin Setoguchi with an empty net 24 seconds into the third period. But Kesler, who left briefly in the second period with an apparent injury to his left leg, deflected Henrik Sedin’s shot through Niemi after a questionable icing call against San Jose. Replays appeared to show that the puck hit Daniel Sedin, but icing was called anyway to set up an offensive zone faceoff for Vancouver. After claiming the franchise’s first Presidents’ Trophy as the NHL’s top regular-season team, the Canucks are only four wins away from their first Stanley Cup title. They will host Games 1 and 2 against either the Boston Bruins or Tampa Bay Lightning. The Bruins lead the Eastern Conference finals, 3-2, and can advance with a Game 6 win at Tampa Bay today. If necessary, Game 7 would be in Boston on Friday. Antti Niemi made 31 saves, including Chris Higgins’ breakaway in the second overtime, for the Sharks, who lost the West finals last year to Chicago in six games. Niemi was the goalie for the eventual Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks. It was Niemi’s first playoff loss in seven career series. Alex Burrows opened the scoring eight minutes in for the Canucks, but Patrick Marleau tied it for San Jose with his sixth goal of the series on a power play midway through the second period.

Trying to make history tion to what’s already there.” What’s also present on a more physical level is a strong desire to overcome some of the mistakes. Most of what Bossier thrives on is getting turnovers in the neutral zone and turning them into really good looks at opposing netminders with few bodies to get in the way. That’s led to some tough times this series for both Kyle Jones (4.16 goalsagainst average, .849 save percentage) and Andrew Penner (3.93 GAA, .828 save percentage). Stewart said he’ll start Jones tonight, and that from what he’s seen every player from the net out has shown a renewed vigor the last couple of practices fitting of the tag that was given this squad way back in October. Recharged.

Obtaining a third Cup — though it would be the first in the CHL for most of the players — all starts by the ability to shake off last Friday’s 7-2 drubbing at the hands of the Mudbugs, arguably the worst playoff performance this season. That contest went awry from the beginning, and the only thing positive Stewart said they could take away from it was the anger of getting waxed. “It was an effort that was far from the norm, one of those games you force yourself to put in the rear-view mirror,” he said. “But it’s been healthy for us to get a break back home. I believe there is a healthy motivation to be had from that sort of a game. “Sure, immediately after the game you’re thinking nothing good can come Adam Dunivan can be reached at from it. But as you go on, it’s 669-5050, ext. 511, or adunivan@ just another form of motiva- reporter-herald.com.

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Miami’s LeBron James goes for a dunk Tuesday over Chicago’s Luol Deng during the second half of Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals in Miami. The Heat won in overtime, 101-93, to take a 3-1 series lead.

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Peterson, Castillo both card 99 By Brad Cochi

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LONE TREE — Loveland High School sophomores Kelsey Petersen and Raquell Castillo toughed out the brutal conditions at their first 5A state golf championship. With steady rain Monday and Tuesday, par-72 Lone Tree Golf Course went from idyllic to wet to soggy to cold, from fast to slow and back. But Petersen and Castillo weathered the storm as best they could. Petersen shot a 99 on Saturday to finish 51st with a 27-over 190. For the young golfer, the state tournament was an eye-opener. “Your confidence goes up, and you need to learn not to be distracted by people watching you and the weather,” said Petersen, who birdied the par-3 second hole. Castillo shot a 99 on Day 2, which put her at 197 and in a three-way tie for 57th. She was 27 over Tuesday, but picked up 12 of those strokes on just four holes. “I shot a nine on hole 11, my last hole,” Castillo said. “I was trying (to break 90) but it was tough.” What pleased Indians head coach Doug Schneiter the most was how both Petersen and Castillo were playing

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Loveland High School’s Kelsey Petersen, left, and Raquell Castillo finished up their first Class 5A state golf tournament Tuesday by each carding a 99. Peterson shot a 190 to finish 51st, while Castillo’s 197 landed her in a three-way tie for 57th. their best golf at the end of the tournament. “I’m proud of them; they gutted it out,” Schneiter said. “It would have been real easy to shut down and say ’This day’s over,’ which a lot of people did. I think it’s a great experience. The state tournament is different than anything they’ve played in before, and I think they handled it well, both of them.” Having two sophomores at the 2011 state tournament was a good sign for the Indians’ future. “I certainly expect to see both of them at the next two state tournaments,” Schneiter said. “This week was a good introduction for them, and they’re just going to get better.”

A relaxed round on Day 2

From Page C1 Greiner, however, took her goal from her first round — to not take risks — and parlayed that into a solid showing. Part of it was putting better, she said, but a good majority was having a better

mental outlook with one state round behind her. “I think it was both, but I was a lot more relaxed today,” she said. “I was definitely more relaxed, and it was not as new. I was ready to play. It certainly helps.”

The Associated Press

Defending champion Rafael Nadal stretches to return the ball Tuesday to John Isner during their first round match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris.

Nadal survives Open five-setter American Isner gives defending champ all he can handle in win

PARIS (AP) — It’s newsworthy enough when anyone manages to win a set against Rafael Nadal at any stage of the French Open — let alone two sets in the first round. So a buzz built at Roland Garros on Tuesday when unseeded American John Isner pulled ahead of five-time champion Nadal by unfurling his 6foot-9 frame to pound serves at upward of 140 mph, pushing up to the net time after time for volleys, and generally making the Spaniard uncomfortable for stretches. “Quite clearly,” Nadal said later, “this is a match that I could have lost.” In the end, he did not. Stretched to five sets for the first time in 40 career French Open matches, Nadal came back to emerge with a 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-4 victory over Isner and reach the second round. “Really, what it came down to is the way he played in the fourth and fifth sets,” Isner said. “I haven’t seen tennis like that, ever.” It was the most riveting match of a day that featured reigning U.S. Open

and Australian Open champion Kim Clijsters’ first appearance at the French Open since 2006, a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Anastasiya Yakimova. Also advancing were Maria Sharapova, Li Na, Andy Murray, Robin Soderling and Sam Querrey. Two seeded women lost: No. 20 Ana Ivanovic, the 2008 champion, was eliminated, 7-6 (3), 0-6, 6-2, by Johanna Larsson of Sweden, while No. 22 Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia was beaten, 6-7 (10), 6-3, 6-2, by Vania King of the United States. No. 11 Nicolas Almagro departed with a five-set loss to Lukasz Kubot of Poland. Nadal’s bid to tie Bjorn Borg’s record of six championships at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament nearly came to a too-abrupt-to-believe halt. Consider: • Nadal entered the day 38-1 at the French Open, his only loss coming to two-time finalist Soderling in the fourth round in 2009. • Isner’s career in Paris before Tuesday? One first-round exit and one trip to the third round, for a 2-2 record. • Nadal is ranked No. 1 and owns nine Grand Slam titles. • Isner is ranked 39th and never has been past the fourth at a major tournament. He’s best known to date for winning the longest match in tennis history, 70-68, in the fifth set at Wim-

bledon last year, and setting a record with 113 aces in that marathon. • Until the first of Tuesday’s two tiebreakers, Nadal hadn’t lost a single set at the French Open since 2009. And he hadn’t lost a set in any of 12 previous first- or second-round matches in the tournament. So all seemed rather ho-hum when Nadal was leading Isner by a set and a break at 4-2 in the second. But Isner broke back to 4-all when Nadal missed a forehand, and suddenly, a tight match ensued. “That’s when I started to sort of believe a little bit more,” Isner said, “and started to play with more confidence and strut around more out there.” Even Nadal was a bit worried. So was Toni Nadal, Rafael’s coach and uncle, who would later say that from his perch in the stands he felt “very, very nervous, because losing in the first round is not too good for us.” But his nephew steeled himself, and made zero — yes, that’s right, zero — unforced errors in the fourth set, while Isner made 12. Nadal broke Isner for a 2-1 edge in the fourth set, and called that “the turning point.” Isner’s coach, Craig Boynton, agreed. “Rafa getting up an early break in the fourth really helped his psyche,” Boynton said.

Beer and baseball sometimes an unpleasant mix

Beating of a Giants fan on Opening Day has put spotlight on alcohol sales

In this photo taken May 9, a fan carries a beer and nachos on his way to his seat at a Colorado Rockies game at Coors Field in Denver. Beer and baseball are old companions, but increasing acts of alcoholfueled violence are raising eyebrows nationwide.

The Associated Press It was “College Night” at the Brewers game and season ticket holder Aaron Gross knew what that meant. Cheap tickets for sale. Cheap beer at the tailgate parties. Plenty of booze-fueled trash talk inside the stadium. And, eventually, some alcohol-induced insults leading to suds-soaked fisticuffs. “I have no problem with heckling people, that’s part of the game. But they were crossing lines,” said Gross, who found himself — along with his wife — caught near a brawl on a night when college students got in for half price. “It got unpleasant to the point where we left the game. The whole section was completely drunk and obnoxious. We left in the fourth inning, just said, ‘That’s enough.’” At eight stadiums across the country — Miller Park in Milwaukee, Coors Field in Denver, Busch Stadium in St. Louis among them — fans told The Associated Press similar stories in recent weeks, reinforcing a fact of life at American stadiums: Alcohol is as big a part of going to a baseball game as peanuts and Cracker Jacks. And while much of the boorish, and even criminal, behavior at the ballpark involves alcohol, expect the suds to keep on flowing. The business partnership between beer and baseball is as intertwined as the bond between pitcher and catcher. From the 1970s-era debacles of 10-cent Beer Night in Cleveland and Disco Demolition Night in Chicago to this season’s most disturbing moment — the coma-inducing attack on a Giants fan at Dodgers Stadium — there’s an alcohol-related slant to many incidents involving unruly fans at baseball parks. Last weekend, authorities arrested 31year-old Giovanni Ramirez, the man they say was the main aggressor in the beating of

The Associated Press

Giants fan Bryan Stow in the parking lot at Dodgers Stadium following the season opener. In the days after the beating, Los Angeles canceled six half-price beer nights scheduled for 2011. Witnesses said the people who attacked Stow were apparently drunk. “When at least a certain portion of folks go to venues, they’re there to have a good time and part of the good time is they’re going to have a few cocktails before they go and a few more when they’re in the stadium,” said Robert Pandina, the director of the Center of Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University. “What’s alarming is the increased risk, because you have so many people in the stadium who are becoming intoxicated. A lot of them are young men. It becomes kind of a tinderbox for aggression.” At the University of Minnesota, researchers became interested in the topic of drunkenness at games after seeing a steady stream of small news items involving assaults, car accidents and rowdy behavior by drunken fans. Among the findings from the

school’s studies since 2005: • Alcohol laws and guidelines at stadiums are poorly enforced: Researchers said 74 percent of people pretending to be drunk were served and they were three times more likely to buy it from a vendor working the stands than a concession booth. • Thousands of fans leaving games and getting into their cars are drunk: Researchers took breathalyzer tests of 362 fans at 13 baseball and three NFL games and found 8 percent of them — 1 in 12 — were legally drunk, while 40 percent of them had at least something to drink. That 8 percent, when multiplied by the thosands of people attending games nationwide, leads to a staggering number. “I hear from people who’d been going to games their entire life, they say, ’I don’t go to games anymore,’” said Darin Erickson, who worked on the University of Minnesota studies. “They tell stories about people swearing blatantly, throwing things and fights. It’s not always actual assaults, but some of the people I talk to just aren’t com-

fortable with the environment. And it seems that they’re often saying it’s attributable to general drunkenness.” Coors Field usher Travis Wilson saw a lot of that sort of behavior play out last season from his perch above centerfield, looking up into the rowdy Rockpile, where the tickets cost only $4 and there’s plenty of extra cash for fans to spend on the ballpark’s namesake beer. “Pretty common,” said Wilson, who works the Colorado Rockies games in Denver, when asked how often fights broke out in the cheap seats. “Sometimes, it depends on the rivalry in town, if it’s a team we have a history with. It doesn’t always have to do with alcohol, but a lot of times, it’s a contributing factor.” Wilson said he never kept count of how many people got dragged off by police, some of them to the holding cells at the stadium. But, he said, it was hardly a rare event. AP reporters asked eight teams, including Colorado, for arrest statistics at their ballparks and none of the teams provided answers. All, however, said they were working aggressively to curb alcohol-related problems in the stands. At Busch Stadium, the Cardinals led all Major League teams in fan participation in the Budweiser Good Sport designated-driver program, with about 600 fans per game volunteering to be a designated driver, according to a team spokesman. Like ushers at most ballparks, Wilson had a clear set of rules and protocols for how to handle rowdy behavior. Among the tools at his disposal: A notecard-sized cheat sheet called “House Rules for Guests” that is provided to fans who look like they’re reaching their limits. Almost all stadiums have a number fans can text if they see problems. In most cases, fans reported that security was good about responding to the texts within minutes. “The biggest thing is training the staff to be proactive,” Rockies senior director of guest services Steve Burke said. “To do something about (an incident) before it’s an issue. We react to any complaint or concern.”


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Coming Up Today Pro baseball — Colorado vs. Arizona, Coors Field, 6:40 p.m. Pro hockey — CHL Playoffs: Colorado Eagles vs. Bossier-Shreveport, Budweiser Events Center, 7 p.m. Pro soccer — Colorado at New York, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday

Pro baseball — Colorado vs. Arizona, Coors Field, 6:40 p.m.

Friday

Pro baseball — Colorado vs. St. Louis, Coors Field, 6:40 p.m. Pro hockey — CHL Playoffs: Colorado Eagles vs. Bossier-Shreveport, Budweiser Events Center, 7 p.m. (if necessary) Indoor football — Colorado Ice at Wyoming, 7 p.m.

Saturday

Pro baseball — Colorado vs. St. Louis, Coors Field, 6:10 p.m. Pro soccer — Colorado vs. Kansas City, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 7 p.m.

Tuning In Today Baseball 5 p.m. — Cincinnati Reds at Philadelphia Phillies (ESPN2-28) 6:30 p.m. — Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies (ROOT-26) Basketball 7 p.m. — Oklahoma City Thunder at Dallas Mavericks (ESPN-27) Hockey 6 p.m. — Boston Bruins at Tampa Bay Lightning (VERSUS-55) Soccer 6 p.m. — Colorado Rapids at New York Red Bulls (ALT-25) Tennis 10 a.m. — French Open (ESPN2-28)

Radio

Baseball 6:30 p.m. — Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (850 AM)

In Brief Local

Brand signs with college Resurrection Christian School soccer player Courtney Brand has agreed to attend and play soccer for Sterling College, an NAIA school in Sterling, Kan. Brand moved into a playmaker role for her senior season with the Cougars and excelled as the team reached the Class 3A playoffs and advanced to the second round. She finished with 11 goals and nine assists.

Boyle to speak in Berthoud University of Colorado men’s basketball coach Tad Boyle will speak at the Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce on May 26 at 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The luncheon will be held at Berthoud Inn and Events at 444 S. First Street. The cost to attend is $15 per member. For more information, contact Don Dana at 532-4200.

Baseball

Fan injured in Coors fall DENVER (AP) — Police say a 27-year-old man was injured when he fell from a stairwell leading to the center field seats at Coors Field during the opener of a doubleheader Tuesday. A police spokesman said the man was hospitalized in critical condition following a fall of approximately 20 feet onto concrete. More than two hours later, there was a large water spot where blood at the bottom of the stairwell had been hosed down and cleaned.

Tennis

USC wins NCAA title STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Daniel Nguyen made a shot to earn a break point, flipped off his hat, started taking off his shirt and danced until his Southern California teammates could reach him. Nguyen downed Sanam Singh 7-5, 0-6, 6-4 to give Southern California a 4-3 victory over Virginia for the Trojans’ third straight NCAA men’s tennis title Tuesday.

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-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------PREPS ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ColoradoStateGirls5Agolfresults LONE TREE (AP) — Here are final team and individual results from the girls Class 5A state golf championship at the par-72, 5,953-yardLoneTreeGolfClub: Teamscores—CherryCreek239-236—475,Arapahoe239250—489, Rock Canyon 255-240—495, Highlands Ranch 259259—518, Chatfield 264-264—528, Castle View 262272—534, Fairview 259-275—534, Ralston Valley 283268—551, Poudre 286-266—552, Heritage 279-275—554, FortCollins282-281—563,Columbine318-306—624. Individualscores SeungHaChoi,Overland,78-73—151 PatriciaLee,HighlandsRanch77-76—153 CalliRingsby,CherryCreek75-78—153 ShinwooLee,CherryCreek74-79—153 AllieJohnston,RockCanyon76-78—154 SominLee,Overland77-80—157 ShannonLubar,Chatfield80-80—160 MikaylaTatman,Skyline78-82—160 ClaudiaDavis,Arapahoe78-84—162 TaylorBuck,ThunderRidge80-83—163 HannahWood,Arapahoe76-87—163 CarlieMcAlister,RockCanyon87-77—164 KatyDyachova,Arapahoe85-79—164 AnaSummers,Poudre88-79—167 JannyWolicki,Ponderosa86-82—168 DaniUrman,CherryCreek90-79—169 NicoleHulbert,Pomona84-85—169 AlexO’Laughlin,RalstonValley87-83—170 SarahHankins,Legacy87-84—171 JessicaSinner,FruitaMonument86-86—172 SaraSwaney,CastleView84-88—172 BrittanyHoppe,Central(G.J.)89-84—173 JocelynThompson,Ft.Collins89-84—173 JenniferKempton,Heritage89-84—173 AlexTruong,Heritage86-87—173 HollySchaefer,Arapahoe86-87—173 GinaLarson,Skyline83-90—173

KellyMoran,Fairview81-93—174 ValCruz,MountainRange91-84—175 AlisaLindsay,Rampart88-87—175 AmyCarlson,Fairview88-88—176 JaimeGriffin,Eaglecrest83-93—176 MackenzieCohen,CherryCreek93-84—177 MichelleRomano,RockCanyon92-85—177 DaniLook,CastleView88-90—178 SamanthaBarker,HighlandsRanch90-91—181 RachelReiling,Chatfield88-93—181 BrittanyPritts,Chaparral92-91—183 RachelRodriguez,RalstonValley93-91—184 AndreaBallou,CastleView90-94—184 MeganMcCambridge,Fairview90-94—184 LindseyVanderwall,HighlandsRanch92-93—185 SummerIgo,FruitaMonument91-95—186 JordanSunset,Fairview91-95—186 MarinaBeach,Chatfield96-91—187 JayleeTait,Columbine95-92—187 SonnyScheer,DouglasCounty88-99—187 JasminRios,StandleyLake98-90—188 RachelSweeney,MountainVista92-96—188 CatherineVilla,AravadaWest97-92—189 KelseyPeterson,Loveland91-99—190 NikkiMusgrave,Poudre98-94—192 KyraWhitworth,Ft.Collins95-97—192 JenniChun,H.Ranch101-92—193 BeccaHalter,Poudre101-93—194 CalliGallacher,MountainVista103-93—196 KimTrefz,RalstonValley103-94—197 RaquellCastillo,Loveland98-99—197 NicolePeterman,ArvadaWest95-102—197 MirandaButler,Ft.Collins98-100—198 EliseHayashi,Poudre100-99—199 MelissaSanders,Monarch95-104—199 NicoleThompson,Ft.Collins100-100—200 JordanTufly,GrandJunction96-106—202 NicholeLombardi,StandleyLake103-100—203

EmilyGrammes,ThunderRidge104-100—204 ChristineMartini,Ponderosa107-99—206 SarahRobbins,Central(G.J.)103-103—206 CourtneyRehl,DakotaRidge103-104—207 KayceeVillanueba,Heritage104-104—208 AlyssaMarkham,DouglasCounty102-106—208 GabbyHehir,RalstonValley111-98—209 TaylorEvans,Legacy108-101—209 KatieHicks,Monarch109-103—212 MelodeighChristiansen,Lakewood107-105—212 KristinPills,Columbine109-104—213 AshleyBearden,Rampart113-109—222 CaseyConlan,Lakewood106-116—222 KaylaWarren,Northglenn118-105—223 JennyBrownrigg,Columbine114-110—224 AmberGarcia,BearCreek118-107—225 CarleighSturm,Thornton109-119—228 VreniLewis,Northglenn104-124—228 MarlieFisher,Grandview97-WD—WD ColoradoStateGirls4Agolfresults PUEBLO (AP) — Here are final team and individual results from thegirlsClass4Astategolfchampionshipatthepar-71,5,800-yard ElmwoodGolfCourse: Team scores — Pueblo South 241-242—483, Broomfield 248-237—485, Regis Jesuit 243-245—488, Valor Christian 247249—496, Palmer Ridge 261-277—538, Cheyenne Mountain 275-273—548, Fort Morgan 282-274—556, Montrose 280283—563,MoffatCounty294-295—589,Brush303-323—626. Individualscores LindsayMcGetrick,ValorChristian67-70—137 BryceSchroeder,PuebloSouth71-72—146 SamanthaStancato,Coronado72-79—151 KathleenKershisnik,RegisJesuit77-77—154 AudiHavey,Mullen78-78-156 ShanonSpinuzzi,PuebloSouth81-77—158 TaylorDorans,Broomfield81-77—158 KatieMoats,WheatRidge81-78—159 KatherineKemp,CheyenneMountain81-80—161

AlexBriggs,Broomfield85-77—162 SamGinnett,ClassicalAcademy79-85—164 DanielleDorans,Broomfield82-83—165 MaddiRutenbeck,RegisJesuit83-83—166 DarcyVemon,Wray84-82—166 JesseO’Dell,EstesPark87-80—167 MaggieGeolat,PalmerRidge81-86—167 KalaKelz,Montrose80-88—168 SaraShafer,RegisJesuit83-85—168 ClaireCasey,WheatRidge85-83—168 RenataBucher,St.Mary’s83-85—168 NicholeTinsley,Elizabeth79-90—169 TaelorMullins,MonteVista85-85—170 LindsayBarlow,KentDenver82-90—172 LaurenMickelson,ThompsonValley83-89—172 LinneaDanielson,PeaktoPeak89-83—172 RachelCavalier,HolyFamily82-92—174 SarahBelmear,ValorChristian84-90—174 SofiaVigil,RegisJesuit88-86—174 JessicaLinker,FortMorgan88-87—175 LeslieIvan,Rye89-87—176 TaylorWalters,Rifle90-86—176 AudreyMeyer,PalmerRidge85-91—176 SamanthaSalazar,Arvada86-90—176 MaryKelloff,MonteVista87-89—176 JulieSanchez,PuebloCentral87-90—177 KelseyGreiner,MountainView92-85—177 BrittneyGalli,PuebloSouth89-90—179 BeckyNelson,CheyenneMountain90-89—179 KatiePitman,Falcon93-87—180 HallePeterson,Centaurus91-90—181 AliSmith,EstesPark96-86—182 JennaPritekel,PuebloCounty90-93—183 GiaZupancic,PuebloEast93-92—185 RileyJohnson,Salida96-89—185 EmmaJohnson,ColoradoAcademy96-89—185 CalliePapoulas,MoffatCounty97-88—185 LauraCohan,ValorChristian96-89—185

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------AL------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------East Division W L Pct GB New York 26 21 .553 — 1 Boston 26 22 .542 /2 Tampa Bay 26 23 .531 1 1 Toronto 24 24 .500 2 /2 Baltimore 22 24 .478 31/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 30 16 .652 — Detroit 25 23 .521 6 Kansas City 22 25 .468 81/2 Chicago 22 27 .449 91/2 Minnesota 16 31 .340 141/2 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 25 23 .521 — Los Angeles 25 25 .500 1 Seattle 23 25 .479 2 Oakland 23 26 .469 21/2 Today’s games Boston (Lester 6-1) at Cleveland (Talbot 1-0), 10:05 a.m. Tampa Bay (Sonnanstine 0-1) at Detroit (Penny 4-4), 11:05 a.m. Toronto (Jo-.Reyes 0-3) at N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 2-4), 11:05 a.m. Seattle (Bedard 2-4) at Minnesota (Duensing 2-4), 11:10 a.m. Chicago White Sox (Floyd 5-3) at Texas (C.Wilson 4-3), 12:05 p.m. Kansas City (Hochevar 3-4) at Baltimore (Arrieta 5-2), 5:05 p.m. Oakland (Cahill 6-1) at L.A. Angels (E.Santana 2-4), 8:05 p.m. Thursday’s games Kansas City at Baltimore, 10:35 a.m. Boston at Detroit, 11:05 a.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 1:35 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. TUESDAY’S BOX SCORES ATHLETICS 6, ANGELS 1 Oakland Los Angeles ab r h bi ab r h bi Crisp cf 4 0 0 0 MIzturs 2b 3 0 1 0 Barton 1b 3 1 0 0 Aybar ss 4 1 1 0 Wlngh lf 4 0 1 2 Abreu dh 3 0 1 0 Matsui dh 4 0 0 0 TrHntr rf 4 0 1 1 KSuzuk c 4 2 2 0 Callasp 3b 4 0 1 0 DeJess rf 4 2 3 4 Trumo 1b 4 0 0 0 M.Ellis 2b 4 0 1 0 Conger c 3 0 0 0 AnLRc 3b 3 0 1 0 Amarst lf 4 0 0 0 Pnngtn ss 3 1 1 0 Bourjos cf 3 0 1 0 Totals 33 6 9 6 Totals 32 1 6 1 Oakland 012 200 001 — 6 Los Angeles 000 000 010 — 1 DP—Oakland 1. LOB—Oakland 4, Los Angeles 7. 2B—Willingham (6), K.Suzuki (8), DeJesus (6), M.Izturis (14),

Aybar (9). HR—DeJesus 2 (4). SB—Pennington (5), M.Izturis (5), Bourjos (5). S—Crisp. Oakland IP H R ER BB SO Moscoso W,1-0 6 3 0 0 3 3 Devine 1 1 0 0 0 1 Breslow 1 2 1 1 0 0 Ziegler 1 0 0 0 0 1 Los Angeles IP H R ER BB SO Haren L,4-3 7 7 5 5 1 6 T.Bell 2 2 1 1 1 0 HBP—by Haren (Barton). T—2:34. A—39,117 (45,389). TWINS 4, MARINERS 2 Seattle Minnesota ab r h bi ab r h bi ISuzuki rf 4 0 0 0 Span cf 4 1 3 1 Figgins 3b 4 0 0 0 Tolbert ss 3 0 0 1 Smoak 1b 4 1 1 0 Kubel rf 4 0 2 1 Cust dh 4 0 1 0 Mornea 1b 4 0 1 0 Olivo c 4 1 2 2 Thome dh 3 0 0 0 AKndy 2b 4 0 0 0 Repko pr-dh 0 0 0 0 Peguer lf 3 0 0 0 DYong lf 4 0 0 0 Ryan ss 3 0 3 0 Valenci 3b 4 0 0 0 MSndrs cf 3 0 0 0 RRiver c 3 1 1 0 ACasill 2b 3 2 2 0 Totals 33 2 7 2 Totals 32 4 9 3 Seattle 000 200 000 — 2 Minnesota 101 000 20x — 4 E—Olivo (4). DP—Minnesota 1. LOB—Seattle 4, Minnesota 6. 2B—Cust (10), Olivo (4), Span (6), Kubel (13), A.Casilla (3). 3B—Span (2). HR—Olivo (4). SB—Repko (2). S—Tolbert. Seattle IP H R ER BB SO Fister L,2-5 6 2/3 9 4 4 0 6 2 Laffey /3 0 0 0 1 0 2 Gray /3 0 0 0 0 1 Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO Blackburn W,4-4 9 7 2 2 0 6 Balk—Fister. T—2:20. A—37,691 (39,500). TIGERS 7, RAYS 6 Tampa Bay Detroit ab r h bi ab r h bi Jaso c 5 0 1 1 AJcksn cf 5 1 1 0 Zobrist 2b 5 0 0 0 Kelly 3b 3 1 2 0 Damon dh 5 1 2 0 Inge 3b 0 0 0 0 Longori 3b 5 1 1 0 Boesch rf 4 0 1 0 Joyce rf 4 2 3 2 C.Wells rf 0 0 0 0 BUpton cf 3 1 2 1 MiCarr 1b 4 1 1 3 Ktchm 1b 3 0 1 1 VMrtnz dh 3 0 0 0 SRdrgz ss 4 1 2 0 Dirks lf 4 0 0 0 Fuld lf 4 0 0 0 JhPerlt ss 3 2 1 0 Avila c 4 2 2 3 SSizmr 2b 3 0 2 0 Totals 38 6 12 5 Totals 33 7 10 6 Tampa Bay 001 203 000 — 6 Detroit 010 031 02x — 7

E—B.Upton (1), Verlander (2), S.Sizemore (2), Avila 2 (3). DP—Tampa Bay 2. LOB—Tampa Bay 7, Detroit 6. 2B—S.Rodriguez 2 (11), Jh.Peralta (7). HR—Joyce (8), Mi.Cabrera (9), Avila 2 (8). SB—B.Upton 2 (10). CS—S.Sizemore (1). SF—Kotchman. Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO W.Davis 6 8 5 4 2 4 Jo.Peralta H,8 1 1/3 0 1 1 2 2 C.Ramos L,0-1 BS,1-1 0 2 1 1 0 0 2 Farnsworth /3 0 0 0 0 0 Detroit IP H R ER BB SO Verlander 6 9 6 6 0 2 Schlereth 1 1/3 2 0 0 1 2 2 Alburquerque W,1-1 /3 0 0 0 0 1 Benoit S,1-3 1 1 0 0 0 0 C.Ramos pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. T—3:13. A—24,133 (41,255). ORIOLES 5, ROYALS 3 Kansas City Baltimore ab r h bi ab r h bi Gordon lf 5 2 2 1 Andino 2b 4 0 1 0 MeCarr cf 5 0 2 0 AdJons cf 5 1 2 2 Hosmer 1b 5 0 1 0 Markks rf 4 1 1 0 Francr rf 5 1 2 1 Guerrr dh 4 0 1 0 Butler dh 4 0 2 1 Wieters c 4 1 1 1 Betemt 3b 2 0 0 0 Reimld lf 2 0 0 0 Aviles 2b 4 0 1 0 Scott ph-lf 2 0 1 1 B.Pena c 4 0 1 0 MrRynl 3b 4 0 0 0 AEscor ss 3 0 0 0 Hardy ss 3 1 2 0 BSnydr 1b 2 0 0 0 Pie ph 1 1 1 1 Totals 37 3 11 3 Totals 35 5 10 5 Kansas City 101 001 000 — 3 Baltimore 000 002 003 — 5 Two outs when winning run scored. DP—Kansas City 1, Baltimore 1. LOB—Kansas City 10, Baltimore 7. 2B—Aviles (9), Ad.Jones (9), Wieters (8), Hardy 2 (5), Pie (4). HR—Gordon (5), Ad.Jones (6). SB—Francoeur (6), Andino (2), Markakis (4). Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO Duffy 5 1/3 5 2 2 3 6 2 L.Coleman H,1 /3 1 0 0 0 1 Bl.Wood H,2 1 1 0 0 0 2 Crow H,4 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 Soria L,3-1 BS,3-10 /3 3 3 3 0 1 Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO Britton 6 9 3 3 2 2 Accardo 1 2/3 2 0 0 1 1 1 Rapada /3 0 0 0 0 0 Simon W,1-0 1 0 0 0 0 1 WP—L.Coleman. T—3:04. A—14,077 (45,438). RED SOX 4, INDIANS 2 Boston Cleveland ab r h bi ab r h bi Ellsury cf 3 1 0 0 Brantly lf-cf 3 0 0 0 Lowrie ss 3 0 0 1 ACarer ss 4 0 0 0

AdGnzl 1b 4 0 1 1 Choo rf 4 0 1 0 Youkils 3b 4 0 1 0 CSantn c 3 0 0 0 Ortiz dh 4 1 2 0 T.Buck dh 4 2 2 1 DMcDn pr-dh 0 0 0 0 OCarer 2b 2 0 0 0 J.Drew rf 4 0 0 0 LaPort 1b 4 0 2 0 Varitek c 3 1 1 2 Hannhn 3b 3 0 0 0 Crwfrd lf 3 1 0 0 Carrer cf 2 0 1 1 Sutton 2b 4 0 0 0 Duncan ph-lf 0 0 0 0 Totals 32 4 5 4 Totals 29 2 6 2 Boston 002 000 200 — 4 Cleveland 010 000 001 — 2 E—Hannahan (3). DP—Boston 1. LOB—Boston 5, Cleveland 5. 2B—Ad.Gonzalez (16), Ortiz 2 (11). HR—Varitek (1), T.Buck (2). SB—Ellsbury (16), Crawford (7), Brantley (7). CS—Choo (3), T.Buck (1). SF—Lowrie. Boston IP H R ER BB SO Beckett W,4-1 6 2/3 5 1 1 3 6 R.Hill H,3 1 1/3 0 0 0 1 1 Papelbon S,9-10 1 1 1 1 0 0 Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO Carmona L,3-5 8 5 4 4 1 7 R.Perez 1 0 0 0 1 1 Carmona pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. HBP—by Beckett (O.Cabrera), by Carmona (Crawford). WP—R.Hill. T—3:02. A—23,752 (43,441). YANKEES 5, BLUE JAYS 4 Toronto New York ab r h bi ab r h bi YEscor ss 3 0 1 0 Jeter dh 5 0 0 0 CPttrsn lf 3 0 1 1 Grndrs cf 5 2 4 1 Bautist rf 4 0 0 0 Teixeir 1b 4 0 2 1 JRiver 1b 4 1 2 0 AlRdrg 3b 4 0 1 0 Arencii c 4 1 1 1 Cano 2b 4 1 2 1 A.Hill 2b 4 0 0 0 Martin c 4 1 2 2 Encrnc dh 4 1 1 0 Swisher rf 4 0 0 0 RDavis cf 4 1 2 1 Gardnr lf 2 0 0 0 JMcDnl 3b 3 0 0 1 ENunez ss 3 0 1 0 Posada ph 1 0 1 0 Dickrsn pr 0 1 0 0 Totals 33 4 8 4 Totals 36 5 13 5 Toronto 001 300 000 — 4 New York 010 000 022 — 5 Two outs when winning run scored. E—Cano (5). DP—Toronto 2, New York 1. LOB—Toronto 5, New York 8. 2B—J.Rivera (4), Granderson (5), Cano 2 (10), Posada (5). HR—Martin (9). SB—Granderson (6). CS—Granderson (2). S—Y.Escobar, Jo.McDonald. Toronto IP H R ER BB SO R.Romero 7 7 1 1 3 4 2 Janssen H,4 /3 1 1 1 0 1 1 Rzepczynski H,7 /3 2 1 1 0 0 F.Francisco L,1-2 BS,2- 2/3 3 2 2 0 0 7 New York IP H R ER BB SO Sabathia W,5-3 9 8 4 4 1 3 T—2:36. A—41,519 (50,291).

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West Division W L Pct GB 27 20 .574 — 24 23 .511 3 24 24 .500 31/2 1 22 28 .440 6 /2 19 29 .396 81/2 East Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 29 19 .604 — Florida 27 19 .587 1 Atlanta 27 23 .540 3 New York 22 25 .468 61/2 Washington 21 27 .438 8 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 29 20 .592 — Cincinnati 26 23 .531 3 Milwaukee 26 23 .531 3 Pittsburgh 22 25 .468 6 Chicago 21 25 .457 61/2 Houston 18 31 .367 11 Today’s games Atlanta (Minor 0-1) at Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 3-3), 10:35 a.m. Washington (Marquis 5-1) at Milwaukee (Greinke 2-1), 11:10 a.m. L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 3-4) at Houston (An.Rodriguez 0-2), 12:05 p.m. St. Louis (Carpenter 1-4) at San Diego (Latos 1-6), 4:35 p.m. Cincinnati (T.Wood 3-3) at Philadelphia (Halladay 6-3), 5:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Gee 3-0) at Chicago Cubs (C.Coleman 2-3), 6:05 p.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 5-1) at Colorado (Hammel 3-3), 6:40 p.m. Florida (Volstad 2-3) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 1-6), 8:15 p.m. Thursday’s games Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 11:05 a.m. N.Y. Mets at Chicago Cubs, 12:20 p.m. Florida at San Francisco, 1:45 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 6:40 p.m. TUESDAY’S BOX SCORES Game 1 ROCKIES 12, DIAMONDBACKS 4 Arizona Colorado ab r h bi ab r h bi Blmqst ss 4 0 0 0 Herrer 2b-ss 5 2 1 1 RRorts 2b 4 1 2 0 Fowler cf 3 2 2 2 J.Upton rf 3 2 2 0 CGnzlz lf 4 3 2 4 CYoung cf 3 1 0 0 Wggntn 3b 0 0 0 0 Nady 1b 4 0 1 2 Tlwtzk ss 4 0 1 2 Mora 3b 4 0 2 2 Daley p 0 0 0 0 GParra lf 3 0 0 0 MtRynl p 0 0 0 0 HBlanc c 4 0 0 0 Helton 1b 3 0 0 1 Cllmntr p 2 0 1 0 S.Smith rf 5 1 2 2 Mickoli p 0 0 0 0 JoLopz 3b-2b 5 0 2 0 JGutrrz p 0 0 0 0 Iannett c 4 2 2 0 Patersn p 0 0 0 0 JDLRs p 0 0 0 0 Brrghs ph 1 0 0 0 GRynld p 1 0 0 0 Heilmn p 0 0 0 0 Amezg ph 1 1 1 0 Vasquz p 0 0 0 0 RBtncr p 0 0 0 0 KJhnsn ph 1 0 0 0 Splrghs ph-lf 2 1 1 0 Totals 33 4 8 4 Totals 37 12 14 12 Arizona 003 000 010 — 4 Colorado 000 232 50x — 12 E—Nady (1), J.Upton (5). DP—Colorado 1. LOB—Arizona 5, Colorado 9. 2B—R.Roberts (5), J.Upton (11), Mora (5), S.Smith (14). 3B—Fowler (4). HR—C.Gonzalez 2 (8), S.Smith (5). SB—R.Roberts (7), J.Upton 2 (7). S—G.Reynolds. SF—Helton. Arizona IP H R ER BB SO Collmenter L,3-1 4 1/3 5 5 2 2 1 2 Mickolio /3 1 0 0 1 1 J.Gutierrez 0 1 2 2 1 0 Paterson 1 1 0 0 2 0 Heilman 1 5 5 5 0 0 Vasquez 1 1 0 0 0 2 Colorado IP H R ER BB SO 1 J.De La Rosa 2 /3 3 2 2 2 3 G.Reynolds W,2-0 3 2/3 3 1 1 1 2 R.Betancourt 1 0 0 0 0 0 Daley 1 2 1 1 0 0 San Francisco Colorado Arizona Los Angeles San Diego

Mat.Reynolds 1 0 0 0 0 0 J.Gutierrez pitched to 2 batters in the 6th. T—3:19. A—26,378 (50,490). Game 2 DIAMONDBACKS 5, ROCKIES 2 Arizona Colorado ab r h bi ab r h bi RRorts lf-3b 3 1 0 0 Amezg 2b 4 0 0 0 KJhnsn 2b 3 3 2 2 Fowler cf 4 0 1 0 CYoung cf 4 0 1 0 CGnzlz lf 4 0 1 0 S.Drew ss 4 1 2 1 Tlwtzk ss 4 0 0 0 Nady 1b 4 0 1 1 Giambi 1b 2 1 1 1 Monter c 4 0 1 1 Belisle p 0 0 0 0 Brrghs 3b 3 0 0 0 MtRynl p 0 0 0 0 J.Upton rf 0 0 0 0 Lndstr p 0 0 0 0 GParra rf-lf 4 0 0 0 Herrer ph 1 0 0 0 JSndrs p 3 0 0 0 Wgntn 3b-1b 4 1 1 1 Blmqst ph 1 0 0 0 Splrghs rf 2 0 1 0 Putz p 0 0 0 0 JMorls c 3 0 1 0 Chacin p 2 0 0 0 JoLopz ph-3b 1 0 0 0 Totals 33 5 7 5 Totals 31 2 6 2 Arizona 100 103 000 — 5 Colorado 010 000 100 — 2 DP—Arizona 1, Colorado 1. LOB—Arizona 4, Colorado 4. 2B—K.Johnson (10), S.Drew (12), Montero (11), Spilborghs (3). HR—K.Johnson (6), Giambi (6), Wigginton (3). Arizona IP H R ER BB SO J.Saunders W,1-5 8 6 2 2 1 4 Putz S,13-13 1 0 0 0 0 0 Colorado IP H R ER BB SO Chacin L,5-3 7 5 5 5 2 4 2 Belisle /3 2 0 0 0 1 1 Mat.Reynolds /3 0 0 0 0 0 Lindstrom 1 0 0 0 1 1 HBP—by J.Saunders (Giambi). T—2:25. A—25,096 (50,490). CUBS 11, METS 1 New York Chicago ab r h bi ab r h bi JosRys ss 4 0 2 1 RJhnsn cf-lf 4 1 1 1 DnMrp 1b 3 0 1 0 Barney 2b 5 1 2 2 Beltran rf 4 0 1 0 SCastro ss 5 0 3 2 OConnr p 0 0 0 0 ArRmr 3b 4 2 1 0 Bay lf 3 0 0 0 C.Pena 1b 4 0 0 0 FMrtnz lf-rf 1 0 0 0 ASorin lf 4 1 2 0 Turner 3b 4 0 0 0 Campn pr-cf 1 1 0 0 Harris cf 3 0 1 0 Montnz rf 4 2 2 1 TBchlz p 0 0 0 0 K.Hill c 3 3 1 1 Misch p 0 0 0 0 Dmpstr p 2 0 0 0 Evans lf 1 0 0 0 Zamrn ph 1 0 1 2 RPauln c 4 0 2 0 Grabow p 0 0 0 0 RTejad 2b 4 1 2 0 Smrdzj p 0 0 0 0 Niese p 1 0 0 0 Pridie cf 2 0 0 0 Totals 34 1 9 1 Totals 37 11 13 9 New York 000 010 000 — 1 Chicago 050 011 40x — 11 E—R.Paulino 2 (2), F.Martinez (1). LOB—New York 8, Chicago 8. 2B—Dan.Murphy (8), R.Tejada (1), A.Soriano (6), Montanez (1). 3B—S.Castro (4). CS—Jos.Reyes (4). S—Niese, Dempster. New York IP H R ER BB SO Niese L,3-5 5 7 6 2 1 5 T.Buchholz 1 1/3 2 2 1 0 1 2 Misch /3 3 3 3 2 2 O’Connor 1 1 0 0 1 1 Chicago IP H R ER BB SO Dempster W,3-4 7 7 1 1 1 5 Grabow 1 1 0 0 0 1 Samardzija 1 1 0 0 0 3 HBP—by T.Buchholz (Ar.Ramirez). PB—R.Paulino. T—2:51. A—35,707 (41,159). DODGERS 5, ASTROS 4 Los Angeles Houston ab r h bi ab r h bi Furcal ss 5 0 0 0 Bourn cf 3 1 0 0 Carroll 2b 3 1 0 0 Barmes ss 4 1 1 0 Loney 1b 3 1 1 0 Pence rf 4 2 2 1 Kemp cf 4 1 0 0 Ca.Lee lf 3 0 1 2 Sands rf 4 1 1 4 Wallac 1b 3 0 1 0 Navarr c 4 0 1 0 CJhnsn 3b 3 0 0 1 Gions lf 3 1 1 1 Hall 2b 4 0 0 0

GwynJ lf 1 0 0 0 Quinter c 3 0 0 0 Miles 3b 4 0 1 0 AngSnc ph 1 0 0 0 Blngsly p 2 0 0 0 Happ p 1 0 0 0 Mitchll ph 1 0 1 0 MDwns ph 1 0 0 0 MacDgl p 0 0 0 0 DelRsr p 0 0 0 0 RDLRs p 0 0 0 0 Bogsvc ph 1 0 0 0 Ethier ph 0 0 0 0 Escaln p 0 0 0 0 Guerra p 0 0 0 0 WLopez p 0 0 0 0 Totals 34 5 6 5 Totals 31 4 5 4 Los Angeles 014 000 000 — 5 Houston 003 001 000 — 4 E—Hall (3). LOB—Los Angeles 5, Houston 4. 2B—Mitchell (1), Pence 2 (15), Wallace (13). HR—Sands (2), Gibbons (1). SF—C.Johnson. Los Angeles IP H R ER BB SO Billingsley W,3-4 6 5 4 4 3 9 MacDougal H,3 1 0 0 0 0 2 R.De La Rosa H,1 1 0 0 0 0 2 Guerra S,1-1 1 0 0 0 0 1 Houston IP H R ER BB SO Happ L,3-6 5 3 5 1 2 4 Del Rosario 2 1 0 0 0 2 2 Escalona /3 0 0 0 0 2 W.Lopez 1 1/3 2 0 0 1 3 T—2:39. A—28,713 (40,963). REDS 6, PHILLIES 3 Cincinnati Philadelphia ab r h bi ab r h bi Stubbs cf 5 2 2 0 Rollins ss 5 0 1 0 BPhllps 2b 4 0 1 2 Utley 2b 4 0 1 0 Votto 1b 3 2 2 0 Polanc 3b 4 0 0 0 Rolen 3b 5 1 2 1 Howard 1b 3 1 1 0 Bruce rf 5 0 1 3 Ibanez lf 4 2 3 1 RHrndz c 4 0 1 0 Ruiz c 3 0 2 1 Heisey lf 4 0 1 0 Brown rf 2 0 0 1 Janish ss 4 0 0 0 Mayrry cf 4 0 0 0 Ondrsk p 0 0 0 0 Worley p 2 0 0 0 Corder p 0 0 0 0 Herndn p 0 0 0 0 Cueto p 1 1 0 0 Stutes p 0 0 0 0 Bray p 0 0 0 0 BFrncs ph 1 0 0 0 Renteri ss 1 0 0 0 Bastrd p 0 0 0 0 Madson p 0 0 0 0 Mrtnz ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 36 6 10 6 Totals 33 3 8 3 Cincinnati 100 020 003 — 6 Philadelphia 020 100 000 — 3 E—Madson (1), Brown (1). LOB—Cincinnati 9, Philadelphia 7. 2B—Stubbs (8), Votto (14), Bruce (8), R.Hernandez (6), Rollins (9), Howard (11), Ibanez (9), Ruiz (5). S—Cueto. SF—Brown. Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO Cueto 6 7 3 3 2 1 Bray 1 2/3 1 0 0 0 0 1 Ondrusek W,3-2 /3 0 0 0 1 0 Cordero S,9-10 1 0 0 0 0 0 Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO Worley 5 6 3 3 4 3 Herndon 1 0 0 0 0 1 Stutes 1 1 0 0 0 1 Bastardo 1 0 0 0 0 1 Madson L,2-1 1 3 3 3 1 0 T—2:55. A—45,740 (43,651). BRAVES 2, PIRATES 0 Atlanta Pittsburgh ab r h bi ab r h bi Schafer cf 4 1 0 0 AMcCt cf 4 0 0 0 Prado lf 4 0 1 1 Tabata lf 4 0 2 0 C.Jones 3b 3 0 1 0 GJones rf 2 0 0 0 McCnn c 4 0 1 0 Diaz ph 1 0 0 0 Hinske rf 4 0 0 0 Meek p 0 0 0 0 Uggla 2b 0 0 0 0 Walker 2b 4 0 0 0 AlGnzlz ss 4 1 3 0 Overay 1b 4 0 1 0 Fremn 1b 4 0 1 0 BrWod 3b 3 0 0 0 Conrad 2b 1 0 0 1 Doumit ph 1 0 0 0 Mather rf 1 0 0 0 CSnydr c 3 0 2 0 Jurrjns p 3 0 1 0 Cedeno ss 3 0 1 0 Venters p 0 0 0 0 Morton p 2 0 0 0 WRmrz ph 1 0 0 0 Beimel p 0 0 0 0 Kimrel p 0 0 0 0 Paul ph-rf 1 0 0 0 Totals 33 2 8 2 Totals 32 0 6 0 Atlanta 011 000 000 — 2 Pittsburgh 000 000 000 — 0 DP—Atlanta 1, Pittsburgh 1. LOB—Atlanta 8, Pittsburgh 6.

2B—Prado (13), C.Jones (16), Ale.Gonzalez (8). SF—Conrad. Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO Jurrjens W,6-1 72/3 6 0 0 1 4 1 Venters H,11 /3 0 0 0 0 1 Kimbrel S,13-17 1 0 0 0 0 2 Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO Morton L,5-2 7 7 2 2 3 4 Beimel 1 1 0 0 0 0 Meek 1 0 0 0 0 3 Morton pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. T—2:33. A—16,873 (38,362). BREWERS 7, NATIONALS 6 Washington Milwaukee ab r h bi ab r h bi Berndn cf-lf 5 1 0 0 Weeks 2b 3 2 1 2 Dsmnd ss 5 1 2 1 C.Hart rf 4 1 2 2 Werth rf 3 1 2 0 Braun lf 2 0 0 0 WRams c 3 1 0 0 CGomz cf 2 0 0 0 Morse 1b 5 2 3 4 Fielder 1b 3 0 0 0 Espinos 2b 4 0 1 0 McGeh 3b 4 1 2 0 HrstnJr 3b 4 0 1 0 Kotsay cf-lf 4 0 0 0 HRdrgz p 0 0 0 0 YBtncr ss 3 0 0 0 Bixler lf 2 0 0 0 McClnd p 0 0 0 0 Ankiel cf 2 0 0 0 BBoggs ph 0 1 0 0 LHrndz p 3 0 2 1 Axford p 0 0 0 0 Clipprd p 0 0 0 0 Lucroy c 4 1 2 3 SBurntt p 0 0 0 0 Narvsn p 1 0 1 0 Cora 3b 0 0 0 0 Mitre p 1 0 0 0 L.Nix ph 1 0 0 0 Counsll ss 1 1 0 0 Totals 37 6 11 6 Totals 32 7 8 7 Washington 014 100 000 — 6 Milwaukee 200 100 22x — 7 E—Espinosa (4), Lucroy (2). DP—Washington 1, Milwaukee 2. LOB—Washington 8, Milwaukee 5. 2B—Desmond (11), Werth (11), Morse (4). HR—Morse (4), Weeks (8), C.Hart (4), Lucroy (5). SB—Bernadina (5), Desmond (15). Washington IP H R ER BB SO L.Hernandez 6 5 3 3 1 4 Clippard H,10 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 S.Burnett H,5 /3 0 0 0 0 0 H.Rdriguez L,1-1 2/3 2 2 2 1 2 BS,1-1 Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO Narveson 3 1/3 8 6 6 2 3 Mitre 2 2/3 1 0 0 0 2 McClendon W,2-0 2 1 0 0 0 1 Axford S,13-15 1 1 0 0 1 3 HBP—by L.Hernandez (Fielder), by McClendon (Werth). WP—L.Hernandez, Axford. T—3:14. A—24,722 (41,900). MARLINS 5, GIANTS 1 Florida San Francisco ab r h bi ab r h bi Coghln cf 4 2 1 0 Torres cf 3 0 2 0 HRmrz ss 3 1 0 0 FSnchz 2b 4 0 1 0 Morrsn lf 4 1 0 0 Huff 1b 4 0 0 0 GSnchz 1b 4 0 3 3 Posey c 4 1 2 0 Dobbs 3b 5 0 1 0 Schrhlt rf 4 0 0 0 Stanton rf 3 1 1 1 C.Ross lf 3 0 2 0 J.Buck c 4 0 0 0 Fontent ss 3 0 0 0 Infante 2b 3 0 3 0 Mota p 0 0 0 0 Nolasco p 3 0 0 0 Burrell ph 0 0 0 0 LNunez p 0 0 0 0 MTejad 3b 3 0 0 1 Cain p 1 0 0 0 Rownd ph 1 0 0 0 Runzler p 0 0 0 0 Burriss ss 2 0 0 0 Totals 33 5 9 4 Totals 32 1 7 1 Florida 003 100 001 — 5 San Francisco 000 000 001 — 1 DP—Florida 1, San Francisco 1. LOB—Florida 9, San Francisco 8. 2B—Coghlan (13), G.Sanchez (11), Torres 2 (7), C.Ross (4). HR—Stanton (11). S—H.Ramirez, Nolasco. SF—M.Tejada. Florida IP H R ER BB SO Nolasco W,4-0 8 1/3 7 1 1 2 5 2 L.Nunez S,18-18 /3 0 0 0 0 0 San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO Cain L,3-3 6 6 4 4 3 5 Runzler 1 2 0 0 1 2 Mota 2 1 1 1 2 2 Runzler pitched to 3 batters in the 8th. HBP—by Nolasco (Torres). WP—Mota. T—2:43. A—41,165 (41,915).

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BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX—Assigned LHP Hideki Okajima outright to Pawtucket (IL). National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Activated INF Melvin Mora from the bereavement list. Placed RHP Sam Demel on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Kam Mickolio from Reno (PCL), Designated INF Josh Wilson for assignment. CHICAGO CUBS—Placed RHP Matt Garza on the 15-day DL. Called up OF Luis Montanez from Iowa (PCL). Transferred RHP Brian Schlitter to the 60-day DL. CINCINNATI REDS—Recalled RHP Carlos Fisher from Louisville (IL). Optioned UT Todd Frazier to Louisville. LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Called up RHP Rubby De La Rosa from Chattanooga (Southern). Designated LHP Lance Cormier for assignment. WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Activated OF Rick Ankiel from the 15-day DL. Eastern League READING PHILLIES—Acquired INF Niuman Romero from Lehigh Valley (IL). Assigned INF Fidel Hernandez to Clearwater

(FSL).

Texas League SPRINGFIELD CARDINALS—Assigned INF Niko Vasquez to Palm Beach (FSL). Acquired 3B Zack Cox from Palm Beach. American Association SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS—Released INF Chad Bisnette. EL PASO DIABLOS—Signed RHP Albert Montes. Acquired INF Butch Ballez from San Angelo (North American) for future considerations. Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS—Signed INF Myron Leslie. Traded LHP Ryan Lobban to Newark and OF Ryan Royster to Brockton for players to be named. QUEBEC CAPITALES—Signed INF Jeff Helps, INF Rene Leveret and RHP Mathieu Poirier. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS—Signed C Brett Chamberlain. Released C Stuart Kam. RIVER CITY RASCALS—Released C Cooper Stewart. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS—Signed RHP Ben Shivers. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS—Signed RHP Matt Barnes. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS—Signed RHP Wes Alsup.

Released INF Matt Huggins. North American League CALGARY VIPERS—Released RHP Andrew DeMott, OF Isidro Perez and OF Sean Boatright. LAKE COUNTY FIELDERS—Assigned INF Cesar Suarez, OF Rafael Alvarez, INF Roberto Mora and LHP Andrew Guarrasi to the inactive list. Released INF Luis Fernandez. MCALLEN THUNDER—Signed C Derek Marshall, RHP Luis Matamoros, INF Yaibel Tamayo, OF Yordanys Perez, LHP Alfredo Unzue, RHP Wandy Hernandez-Mendez, RHP Luis Chirinos, OF Adam Matos, INF Wilson Batista and OF Mike Goss. SAN ANGELO COLTS—Signed RHP Francisco Cruceta, RHP Chace Vacek and INF-OF Austin Lasprilla. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS—Named Jerry West adviser and a member of the team’s executive board. HOCKEY National Hockey League MINNESOTA WILD—Signed F Johan Larsson to a threeyear contract. NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Signed D Victor Bartley to a

two-year contract.

MOTOR RACING NASCAR—Suspended Gary Frost, a mechanic on Jeff Burton’s team, indefinitely for violating the substance abuse policy. NASCAR—Docked Ron Hornaday and Kevin Harvick Inc. 25 points each and fined his crew chief Jeff Hensley $10,000 for failing inspection after the Trucks Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING—Fired mechanic Gary Frost, following his suspension by NASCAR for violating the substance abuse policy. COLLEGE NCAA—Banned Grambling, Jackson State and Southern University from postseason football play for poor classroom performance. Bangtson. ALASKA-ANCHORAGE—Named Sparky Anderson ski coach. COLGATE—Named Ashley Obrest softball coach and Dave Klatsky, Terrell Ivory and Michael McGarvey assistant basketball coaches.

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--------------------------NBA-------------------------Playoff Glance CONFERENCE FINALS Sunday, May 15 Chicago 103, Miami 82 Tuesday, May 17 Dallas 121, Oklahoma City 112 Wednesday, May 18 Miami 85, Chicago 75 Thursday, May 19 Oklahoma City 106, Dallas 100 Saturday, May 21 Dallas 93, Oklahoma City 87 Sunday, May 22 Miami 96, Chicago 85 Monday, May 23 Dallas 112, Oklahoma City 105, OT, Dallas leads series 3-1 Tuesday, May 24 Miami 101, Chicago 93, OT, Miami leads series 3-1 Wednesday, May 25 Oklahoma City at Dallas, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26 Miami at Chicago, 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 27 x-Dallas at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 28 x-Chicago at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 29 x-Oklahoma City at Dallas, 7 p.m. Monday, May 30 x-Miami at Chicago, 6:30 p.m. TUESDAY’S BOX SCORE HEAT 101, BULLS 93 CHICAGO — Deng 8-16 2-2 20, Boozer 7-14 6-9 20, Noah 310 0-0 6, Rose 8-27 6-7 23, Bogans 2-6 0-0 6, Brewer 2-3 2-3 7, Gibson 0-1 0-0 0, Asik 0-0 0-0 0, Korver 2-6 1-1 5, Watson 34 0-0 6. Totals 35-87 17-22 93. MIAMI — James 11-26 13-13 35, Bosh 6-12 10-11 22, Anthony 0-0 2-4 2, Bibby 2-5 0-2 5, Wade 5-16 4-4 14, Haslem 05 2-2 2, Miller 5-8 0-0 12, Chalmers 3-3 1-2 9. Totals 32-75 3238 101. Chicago 19 27 22 17 8 — 93 Miami 16 28 19 22 16 — 101 3-Point Goals—Chicago 6-24 (Deng 2-5, Bogans 2-6, Brewer 1-1, Rose 1-9, Korver 0-3), Miami 5-13 (Chalmers 2-2, Miller 25, Bibby 1-3, James 0-1, Bosh 0-1, Wade 0-1). Fouled Out—Noah. Rebounds—Chicago 57 (Noah 14), Miami 49 (Haslem, Miller 9). Assists—Chicago 20 (Noah, Rose 6), Miami 12 (James 6). Total Fouls—Chicago 28, Miami 24. Technicals—Miami defensive three second 2. Flagrant Fouls—Boozer. A—20,125 (19,600).

------------------------TENNIS-----------------------French Open Seeds Fared Tuesday Rafael Nadal (1), Spain, def. John Isner, United States, 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-4. Andy Murray (4), Britain, def. Eric Prodon, France, 6-4, 6-1, 63. Robin Soderling (5), Sweden, def. Ryan Harrison, United States, 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5. Jurgen Melzer (8), Austria, def. Andreas Beck, Germany, 6-3, 64, 6-2. Nicolas Almagro (11), Spain, lost to Lukasz Kubot, Poland, 3-6, 2-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5), 6-4. Fernando Verdasco (16), Spain, def. Juan Monaco, Argentina, 62, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4. Gilles Simon (18), France, def. Michael Russell, United States, 63, 4-6, 6-1, 6-0. Florian Mayer (20), Germany, def. Igor Kunitsyn, Russia, 6-3, 46, 6-4, 6-3. Alexandr Dolgopolov (21), Ukraine, def. Rainer Schuettler, Germany, 6-3, 6-3, 6-1. Sam Querrey (24), United States, def. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. Kevin Anderson (32), South Africa, def. Nicolas Mahut, France, 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3. Women First Round Victoria Azarenka (4), Belarus, def. Andrea Hlavackova, Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-3. Kim Clijsters (2), Belgium, def. Anastasiya Yakimova, Belarus, 62, 6-3. Li Na (6), China, def. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3. Maria Sharapova (7), Russia, def. Mirjana Lucic, Croatia, 6-3, 60. Andrea Petkovic (15), Germany, def. Bojana Jovanovski, Serbia, 6-4, 7-6 (3). Ana Ivanovic (20), Serbia, lost to Johanna Larsson, Sweden, 76 (3), 0-6, 6-2. Yanina Wickmayer (21), Belgium, def. Monica Niculescu, Romania, 6-0, 6-3. Dominika Cibulkova (22), Slovakia, lost to Vania King, United States, 6-7 (10), 6-3, 6-2. Jarmila Gajdosova (24), Australia, def. Virginie Razzano, France, 6-3, 6-1. Alexandra Dulgheru (27), Romania, def. Laura Pous-Tio, Spain, 6-3, 6-4.

--------------------------NHL-------------------------Playoff Glance CONFERENCE FINALS Tampa Bay 5, Boston 2 Sunday, May 15 Vancouver 3, San Jose 2 Tuesday, May 17 Boston 6, Tampa Bay 5 Wednesday, May 18 Vancouver 7, San Jose 3 Thursday, May 19 Boston 2, Tampa Bay 0 Friday, May 20 San Jose 4, Vancouver 3 Saturday, May 21 Tampa Bay 5, Boston 3 Sunday, May 22 Vancouver 4, San Jose 2 Monday, May 23 Boston 3, Tampa Bay 1, Boston leads series 3-2 Tuesday, May 24 Vancouver 3, San Jose 2, Vancouver wins series 4-1 Wednesday, May 25 Boston at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Friday, May 27 x-Tampa Bay at Boston, 7 p.m. TUESDAY’S SUMMARY CANUCKS 3, SHARKS 2 San Jose 0 1 1 0 0 —2 Vancouver 1 0 1 0 1 —3 First Period—1, Vancouver, Burrows 7 (H.Sedin, D.Sedin), 8:02. Second Period—2, San Jose, Marleau 8 (Boyle, Pavelski), 9:57 (pp). Third Period—3, San Jose, Setoguchi 7 (Pavelski, Huskins), :24. 4, Vancouver, Kesler 7 (H.Sedin, Edler), 19:46. First Overtime—None. Second Overtime—5, Vancouver, Bieksa 5 (Edler, Burrows), 10:18. Shots on Goal—San Jose 15-10-11-16-4—56. Vancouver 66-8-9-5—34. Goalies—San Jose, Niemi. Vancouver, Luongo. A—18,860 (18,810). T—3:37.

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Caffeine will cost you NEW YORK (AP) — People are paying more to fuel up these days — on coffee. Coffee price increases have outpaced even the hike in gasoline prices the past year. A onepound can of ground coffee sold for $5.10 in April, up 40 percent from $3.64 the year before, according to the Department of Labor. By comparison, a gallon of regular gasoline cost $3.83 on average on Tuesday, up 37 percent from a year earlier. And while fuel prices are expected to stabilize, coffee increases could continue for some time because the prices

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that coffee companies pay for unroasted beans still are climbing — fast. Coffee futures were trading for $2.61 per pound Tuesday, roughly double a year earlier. J.M. Smucker Co., the maker of grocery store stalwart Folgers and of packaged varieties of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, said Tuesday that it is raising prices

Chrysler loan repayment a sign of success, its workers say DETROIT — Chrysler employees attending Tuesday’s government loan repayment celebration said the company’s rapid progress over the past two years shows the company is on the right track after years of uncertainty that nearly doomed the Auburn Hills, Mich., automaker. “This proves that (President Barack) Obama and his men knew what they were doing,” said John Darich, 54, a skilled tradesman from Roseville, Mich., referring to Chrysler’s repayment of $7.6 billion to the U.S. and Canadian governments. Darich also praised Chrysler’s new management. Chrysler Group LLC repaid government loans less than two years after emerging from bankruptcy on June 10, 2009. The U.S. government still owns 6.6 percent of Chrysler, which it could sell when Chrysler sells stock to the public. “What our president really did was: He put faith into you,” said Ron Bloom, assistant to Obama for manufacturing policy. — McClatchy-Tribune

of most of its U.S. coffee products by 11 percent, its fourth increase in a year. Kraft Foods Inc., Peet’s Coffee and Tea Inc. and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. also recently have hiked their prices for coffee. Starbucks Corp. also said Tuesday that it will raise prices on packaged coffee in its stores by an average of 17 percent in the U.S. and 6 percent in Canada. That follows a 4 percent increase in 2009. The company also raised prices in March for its packaged coffee sold in grocery stores and at other retailers.

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McClatchy-Tribune SEATTLE — A legislative effort to expand and clarify the state medical marijuana law has ended for the year, potentially spelling the end — for now — of dispensaries that have boomed throughout the state. Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles of Seattle announced Tuesday that her yearlong effort to reform the 1998 voter-approved medical marijuana law was over. She got a landmark bill through the session only to see Gov. Chris Gregoire mostly veto it in April. “By far, this represents the greatest disappointment of my legislative career,” she said in a statement. King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg said that dispensaries, which had operated in a “legal gray area,” clearly will be illegal because of language Gregoire did not veto. “The commercial dispensaries jumped the gun, and are out aggressively marketing their services. Whatever gray area used to exist to allow that is gone now. They are clearly illegal as of July,” when the new law takes effect, he said on Tuesday. Satterberg said he prefers to use civil actions instead of criminal sanctions to address dispensaries, but said his office would closely review criminal cases brought by local police. “What happened in Olympia is a significant step backward. It puts cops and prosecutors back in the business of making the medical marijuana law work. I don’t think that’s fundamentally the law that cops and prosecutors should be in. It should be a medical issue, not a lawenforcement issue,” he said. Cities, police and patients had sought legislation this year to clarify who can have medical marijuana and how they can access it. Patient groups sought arrest protection and legalized dispensaries; police sought a statewide patient registry and criminalization of dispensaries; and cities simply sought clarity on ways to approach the booming dispensary market. How the new law is going to be enforced is likely going to vary. Tacoma has sent cease-and-desist letters to 42 dispensaries, but held off enforcement pending the legislative session. Tacoma city spokesman Rob McNair-Huff said it is unclear how the city council is going to proceed. Kent City Attorney Tom Brubaker said the city would decide how to deal with its four or five dispensaries soon.

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Tyler Taylor is reunited with his dog Lilly at his tornado-damaged home Tuesday in Joplin, Mo. This was the first time he has been able to find the dog since the storm struck Sunday.

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Crews race to find survivors JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Emergency crews drilled through concrete at a ruined Home Depot, making peepholes in the rubble in hopes of finding lost shoppers and employees. A dog clambered through the shattered remains of a house, sniffing for any sign of the woman and infant who lived there. Across this devastated city, searchers moved from one enormous debris pile to another Tuesday, racing to respond to any report of a possible survivor. As the death toll in Joplin rose to at least 122, another line of severe thunderstorms spawned tornadoes in Oklahoma and Kansas that killed at least six people. Nine survivors had been pulled from the aftermath in Missouri, and searchers fought the clock because anybody still alive after the deadliest single tornado in 60 years was losing precious strength two days after the disaster. And another round of storms was closing in. For Milissa Burns, hope was fading that her 16-month-old grandson, whose parents were both hospitalized after the twister hit their house, would be found. “We’ve already checked out the morgue,” Burns said. “I’ve called 911 a million times. I’ve done everything I can do. He was so light and little. He could be anywhere.” Also Tuesday, the National Weather Service announced that the twister that crippled Joplin was an EF-5, the strongest rating assigned to tornadoes, with winds of more than 200 mph. Scientists said it appeared to be a rare “multivortex” tornado, with two or more small and intense centers of rotation orbiting the larger funnel.

WASHINGTON — In a parting shot by one of the nation’s longest-serving Pentagon chiefs, Robert Gates on Tuesday warned that shrinking defense budgets will mean a smaller military and a diminished American role in the world. Gates, a self-described “old Cold Warrior” who will retire next month, said that barring a catastrophic world conflict or a new threat to the very existence of the U.S., there will be no foreseeable return to the booming Pentagon budgets of the past decade. “The money and the political support simply aren’t there,” he said. This means the Obama administration and Congress must now decide how much military power the U.S. should give up, how that fits U.S. goals for maintaining global influence and how to pay for it, Gates said. “A smaller military, no matter how superb, will be able to go fewer places and be able to do fewer things,” he said in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative-leaning think tank that generally is hostile to defense cuts. — The Associated Press

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A destroyed neighborhood is seen Tuesday in Joplin, Mo.

Violent thunderstorms kill 6 in Okla., Kansas EL RENO, Okla. — Violent thunderstorms roared across middle America on Tuesday, killing six people in two states, with several tornadoes touching down in Oklahoma and high winds pounding rural Kansas. The high-powered storms arrived as forecast, just two days after a massive tornado tore through the southwest Missouri town of Joplin. Several tornadoes struck Oklahoma City and its suburbs during rush hour, killing at least four people and injuring at least 60 others, including three

children who were in critical condition, authorities said. Cherokee Ballard, a spokeswoman for the state medical examiner, said four people died west of Oklahoma City in Canadian County, where a weathermonitoring site in El Reno recorded 151 mph winds. She did not have any immediate details about the deaths. In Kansas, police said two people died when high winds threw a tree into their van about 6 p.m. near the small town of St. John. — The Associated Press

This photo provided by Shelby Barrow shows a tornado Tuesday near Chickasha, Okla.

CAIRO — Egypt’s prosecutor general ordered Tuesday former President Hosni Mubarak put on trial on charges of corruption and conspiring in the deadly shootings of protesters during the uprising that ousted him, a stunning step against a leader whose power was nearly unquestioned for three decades. The announcement that Mubarak would face a criminal court grants a major demand of Egyptians who have threatened a second revolution amid growing worries about the slow pace of change under the country’s new military rulers. The charges could carry the death sentence, said the prosecutorgeneral spokesman Adel el-Said. It would be the first time an Arab leader is sent to trial solely by his own people in modern history. Iraq’s leader Saddam Hussein was toppled during the U.S. invasion in 2003 and sentenced three years later to death for killing 140 Shiites. — The Associated Press

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NASA to abandon Mars rover LOS ANGELES — Spirit, the scrappy robot geologist that captivated the world with its antics on Mars before getting stuck in a sand trap, is about to meet its end after six productive years. Spirit has been incommunicado for more than a year despite daily calls by NASA. The cause of Spirit’s silence may never be known, but it’s likely the bitter Martian winter damaged its electronics, preventing the six-wheel rover from waking up. — The Associated Press


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Budget talks identify $1T in possible cuts McClatchy-Tribune WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden said after budget talks with congressional leaders Tuesday that negotiators are discussing at least $1 trillion identified as possible federal spending reductions — about halfway toward the amount Republicans have indicated would be needed for their vote to raise the nation’s debt limit. But in a sign of the partisan strug-

gle still under way, Biden also indicated that new revenues, which the GOP has resisted, must be part of any deal. He added that changes to the “big ticket” programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, also would be needed. “If we keep on this pace we can get to a relatively large number,” said Biden, who has been mediating talks between congressional Democrats and Republicans. In a further sign of progress, how-

ever, Republicans said that talks were progressing. The nation will hit its $14.3 trillion borrowing capacity by Aug. 2. Failure to raise the cap is likely to lead to a first-ever default on federal obligations, with potentially disastrous consequences, experts have said. An additional $2 trillion would be needed to cover federal obligations through the 2012 election, according to estimates. Republicans have refused to ap-

prove new debt without dollar-fordollar spending reductions. But budget experts said that while an agreement on $1 trillion in spending cuts is feasible, reaching $2 trillion would be politically difficult. Still, both sides lauded progress on Tuesday. “I am confident that we can get to over $1 trillion in immediate cuts,” said Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., the majority leader representing House Republicans in the talks. “And I reiter-

More are adopting war dogs SAN DIEGO (AP) — Life after the military is looking brighter than ever for America’s four-legged veterans since one of their own helped in the mission to kill Osama bin Laden. War dog organizations say the number of people asking about adopting retired military canines has risen dramatically since the mission involving Cairo, the Navy SEALs dog tasked with tracking anyone who tried to escape from bin Laden’s compound and alerting the special operations forces to anyone approaching. While about 300 retired U.S. military dogs are put up for adoption each year, military officials say they’ve received more than 400 adoption applications in the three weeks since the May 2 raid. In past generations, most military dogs were euthanized once their tours of duty were done. “They made a really big deal about Cairo being a super dog, but all dogs in the military are super dogs,” said Ron Aiello, president of the U.S. War Dogs Association. “These dogs are fully trained, are worth probably $40,000 to $50,000 each at least, and it’s a dog that has been saving American lives.

ated that tax increases cannot pass the House.” There is wide agreement in Washington that deficits must be reduced by $4 trillion over the next decade, and President Barack Obama has made such a proposal. Biden said an agreement for $1 trillion in cuts would be a “down payment.” But while Obama has proposed closing tax loopholes to reduce deficits, Republicans oppose such measures.

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Chyba, a 12-year-old former military dog who served in Iraq with the Army, poses in front of a military working dog monument crowned with her likeness in stone, at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas, Calif. Madeleine Pickens, wife of billionaire T. Boone Pickens, adopted Chyba, last year. War dog organizations say the number of inquiries from people asking about military working canines has risen dramatically. It’s kind of a hero in a way.” Aiello, a dog handler for the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, started his organization with other former dog handlers to teach Americans about the long and often sad history of the dogs that have been deployed with troops. The attack on Pearl Harbor sparked the U.S. military’s interest in war dogs, which Germany and France used in World War I. Prior to the Vietnam War, the canines were trained to be fierce attack dogs that greatly distrusted humans. But the military soon found that limited them too much and started training German shepherds and other breeds to be patrol dogs. Today, military dogs are used to find

explosives, insurgents and drugs, and to help search for missing people. Some are so highly trained they can work off leash and follow commands whispered by their handlers through a specialized communication system attached to the dog. Aiello said the most common breeds for military canines are Belgian Malinois, Dutch shepherd, German shepherd and Labrador retriever. They are generally older than 10 when they retire, and some have a litany of medical problems. “They only have a couple of years left, so why not have them spend it with a loving family where they’re not going to hear gunfire go off, explosives go off,” Aiello said.

Judge to rule on Jared Loughner’s mental fitness for trial WASHINGTON — A federal judge is set to determine this week whether Jared Lee Loughner, the man accused of shooting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and 18 others in Tucson, is mentally competent to stand trial. Two mental health experts — one for the federal government, another assigned by the judge — have evaluated Loughner and sent sealed reports to the court. — McClatchy-Tribune 1569197

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CHICAGO — Steven Levitt of “Freakonomics” fame plays poker. His wife loves to play more than he does, as he has written on his blog. It should be hardly surprising then that Levitt would take his analytical eye to the card game and revisit the age-old question of whether poker is a game of skill. It’s one of those everyday riddles that Levitt loves to explore. The question is the subject of a new paper he wrote with Thomas Miles, one of his University of Chicago colleagues who was a former student. Their research could not be more timely. The future of online poker is hazy after federal authorities last month shut down popular Internet poker sites and charged their founders with bank fraud and money laundering. The question of whether poker is a game of skill or luck goes to the heart of the debate over the legality of online poker. Games of chance are considered gambling under federal law. Analyzing results from the 2010 World Series of Poker, Levitt and Miles looked at poker the way an investor would study a stock portfolio. They found that highly skilled players earned an average return on investment of more than 30 percent, compared to a 15.6 percent loss for all other players. They concluded that the large gap supported the idea that poker is a game of skill. Levitt wrote on his Freakonomics blog earlier this month that “this finding has serious implications on the legality of online poker, as that debate is heavily dependent on whether the game is based on skill or luck.”

Other studies have come to the same conclusion, and yet state courts have consistently ruled that poker is gambling, said Chuck Humphrey, a Colorado lawyer who specializes in online gambling. “It boils down to what the courts say,” Humphrey said. “Levitt’s study will have no more influence than any other of the 20 such studies out there.” Nevertheless, amateur poker players who plan to play in the 2011 World Series of Poker that starts next week may think twice after reading the paper. Levitt became interested in studying poker after the passage of a federal anti-gambling law in 2006 that tried to shut down the online poker industry, said Miles. (Levitt could not be reached for an interview.) The 2006 law did not directly outlaw online poker sites but made it a federal crime to knowingly accept most forms of payment for Internet gambling. That move blocked access to U.S. banks, and thus, the ability to accept wagers from U.S. gamblers. Popular online poker sites took operations offshore and continued to operate. Levitt has written that he finds the logic underlying the 2006 law deeply flawed. Under the law, games of skill are exempted. Levitt had a casual conversation about the gambling statute with Miles, a law professor who has a Ph.D. in economics. Miles, who does not play poker, said he was interested in the legal question. When the World Series of Poker made its 2010 data available, “it appeared to us to be an ideal opportunity to test for the importance of skill in poker,” Miles said.


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Blue couch, like new, Bloodhounds, AKC male 4 yrs, fem 9 yrs, $100 and 2 end tables, s p y d . F r e e t o g o o d $10each 970-667-2635 home. 760-554-2291 2 sets of twin bed head The Classified office will board frame mattress set URGENT $150/per set. 303-772-6413 be closed Monday, May 30. Affectionate cat For the Boulder Daily Camera, needs new home Pine dresser w/ miroor after owner’s death. Longmont Times-Call, and $75 970-988-1973 Wonderful companLoveland Reporter-Herald ion for older person. Dresser $25 Saturday, May 28 Healthy 5 yo male. 970-988-1973 Deadline Friday, May 27 at 11am Needs to be only cat, indoor/outdoor. Lawn & Garden Sunday, May 29 Prefer no dogs. $25. Deadline Friday, May 27 at 1pm Supplies 720-937-9578 Monday, May 30 and Tuesday, May 31 Snow Blower, 2 stage 4 spd Deadline Friday, May 27 at 3pm Vizsla female 5 mo. AKC self drive, all metal. $300 Cute, shots, parents (970)672-3881 hunt $600 720-208-8796 HAVE A SAFE HOLIDAY.. 22“ Craftsman 6.0 gas English Bull Dog Pups THANK YOU FOR YOUR BUSINESS lawn mower $125.00 Champion Bloodlines 970-663-6400 $2500 each, 8 wks on Classified Ads get 5/28 Call 970-481-6771 Results very, very fast! Border CollieXSchnauzer FREE Homeowners lg Homes Sandy is 8, neutered & Sporting Goods garden area w/ wtr, wonderful w/ children & all for Sale avail now. No cost. animals. Grt dog! Divorce 970-290-7132 2004 Chaparral 190 SSI & moving forces rehoming. Patio Home FSBO; Volvo 4.3 fuel injected $40 970-667-6602 Lvld 2660 Lochbuie Cir, Miscellaneous motor 225hp low hours Siamese- Julian is 4, neut, boating equp. incld. Lvld; 2930 sf; walkFor Sale sweet & beautiful. $40 Lvld $18,000 970-292-8402 out bsmt; patio & 970-667-6602 / 290-4000 deck; 3 br/ba; open  CANOES: Grumman space flr plan; dbl PINBALL 141/2 AL $330.00 Appliances MACHINES gar; fncd. $304,900; 17’ Mowhawk $280.00 Want to Buy 970-461-5747 10’ Kahak ProLine $180. $$ Cash Paid $$ for more info or appt. 970-330-8536 Reconditioned Restored Units Appliances Wanted reloading equip, for Sale, all prices. J. Day’s Appliance a m m o , k n i v e s , g u n s , Work where you live! Call 970-231-9824 132 E 7th St, Loveland & military, archery & gold 40x60 shop insulated Leave message (970)669-1357 & silver coins. 303-587-5194 heated + 325sf office + or email 3BR house only thx13800@aol.com Frigidaire Washer/Dryer $250,000 Poss OC Canoe/classic design  No repairs & No Set $275 Excellent Con719-433-5095 17’ wood/fiberglass slot machines dition! 970-613-0327 Incls all equipment  photos avail. $1250 GE Refrigerator 9 cubic ft., 2 door, works good. Trampoline $70.00 you 970-663-0041 Call 303.466.3636 take down & remove. $50 970-669-1545 or 970-635-3650 Elliptical Trainer 970-330-8536 Maytag Frig 22 cu ft, white Nautilus NE3000, paid top freezer w/ ice mak- Fireplace Electric, cherry $2,300 sell for $500, Rural finish 40x42“ w/ tools. Good er $200 970-532-2513 moving 303-651-9670 Real Estate cond. $290/obo Ken 970-667-5151 10 acres, SW Berthoud, 3 Homes Bicycles bdrm ranch w/ dbl gar, lg DeWalt 10“ Radial arm for Sale shop & barn, wtr rights, saw w/ Dado, excellent Recumbent (Tour Easy) $437K. $268K 3 Bed/3 Bath w/ zoned agri, $200 obo 970-663-3570 bicycle, inc computer, rear 970-532-2768 Mother-in-Law Suite rack, expandable rack pack, Matag Centennial dryer OPEN HOUSE fenders, less than 1 year old Sundays 2-4/5232 Mt. Mobile Home frt & rear lights, excel condi- $200 firm 970-667-6918 Arapahoe Cr, Frederick, For Sale tion. $575 CO Call 720-652-0934 Kitch Sink Amer Std Like 970-669-4394 new, deep dbl bowl,wht Adorable, clean 3BR, BIKE: 26-INCH WOMENS 36x22, $65 667-9041 2BA, carports, sheds, TREK NAVIGATOR 300 corner lot, $24,000 24- SPEED COMFORT Cindy’s 970-481-6771 BIKE EXC CONDITION Call 303.466.3636 $300.00. (970) 391-4218 BUYING & SELLING or 970-635-3650 All types of mobile homes! (970)962-9860 Pop Machine, holds 6 Cemetery Lots varieties, takes coins & Exquisite Crestone bills & gives change. Loveland single $650 Call 303-776-2549 Retreat! I WILL MOVE YOUR cemetery plot 2-story Deltec home, HOME FOR FREE! $1225.00 970-669-6612 2.08 acres bordering MISC FOR SALE LOT RENT greenbelt and creek. NordicTrack elliptiSTARTING@ $199 Full views of San cal, $400 OBO; PacifClothing 250+ communities to Luis Valley and ic Oasis rowing machoose from. Sangre de Cristo chine, $250 OBO; Offer expires 6/25/2011 New wedding dress for Mountains. Rug Doctor carpet 970-377-0990 sale $175 970-667-2121 Bathed in sun shampooer, $200 light/custom wood OBO; Spot Bot shamNEW MOBILE HOMES Computers/ work, large deck. pooer, $50 OBO; AROUND $799 MONTH Peaceful, finished Craftsman snowElectronics Payment incl. lot rent Used 1,400 sf home for thrower, $250 OBO. singles/doubles starting weekends or fullSCANNER: HP ScanCall 970-461-8781. @$595 time. $339,000. Jet4370 flatbed scanGreat locations! Contact Darlene ner. Very good condiSpinet Piano w/ bench Quick Easy Credit 719-256-4198. tion. $35 970-532-2241 970-420-8488 $250 970-988-1973

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3290 Manufacturing Experienced Press Brake Operators Only 1st Shift & Weekend Shift

Managers

Hiring exp managers & shift leaders for Greeley stores. Call Todd 970-396-9297.

Must be able to set up and operate power-brake machines to bend, form, stretch, notch, punch, or straighten metal and structural shapes, as specified by work order, blueprints, drawing, templates, or layout. Must have worked with tight tolerances and measuring devices such as calipers.

Part Time Drivers needed for Colorado Brew Tours. Must have valid DL. 970-599-3233

WAREHOUSE Immediate openings for Warehouse Team Members with experience in order fulfillment. Background should include previous forklift experience (loading & unloading), picking and packing parts, proven ability to read order fulfillment documents, willingness to work in a highly disciplined environment and performing associated shipping and receiving activities. Competitive pay, bonus program, health-dental-vision-life insurance, paid vacation & holidays, matching 401(K) w/profit sharing. Pre-employment drug screen and background check required. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply in person at the address below. Applications accepted Mon-Friday, 8am to 5pm. Redneck Trailer Supplies 7701 Miller Drive Frederick, CO 80530 MKnowlto@ redneck-trailer.com EOE

E-mail Resumes to: careers@ starprecision.com Mail resume or apply in person: Star Precision 7300 Miller Drive Frederick, CO 80504 No Phone Calls Please

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Healthcare

Float Receptionist Receptionist - Gastro FT MA/LPN: ENT OB/GYN Receptionist  FT Registration SpecialistM-F 11:30a-8:30p    

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3380 Restaurant/Bar

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Hotel/Motel

THE STANLEY HOTEL seeks Housekeepers, Tour guides, Restaurant/Banquet Staff, Cooks & Seasonal Landscaper. Send resumes to HR@ stanleyhotel.com or fax 970-586-4964

Restaurant Good Times is now hiring for both Loveland locations. PT/FT positions available. Apply online: www.work4gtb.com or 877-448-2562, ext. 100.

3500 Pets & Supplies Drop-in Dog Classes Thursdays start 5/5 5:30 & 6:30 PM Obed + agility + problems. Family Member Animal Hosp. 5617 US Hwy 34 Loveland. Jan Cook 970-356-2564 AKC Babydoll Yorkie Puppies, PAYMENT PLAN, 3-4 lb parents, 1 stud male rdy 7/12. 303-682-0266 /502-7429 Mini Aussie Puppies!! Great pets or competition dogs. All colors. Ch parents. Health tested. Vet raised. Vaccinated, dewormed, and microchipped. $700 firstharmonyfarms. com 303-506-5605

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Garage Sales

3763 South Boulder SPRING CLEANING $69

Don’t wait until it’s too HOT! Take advantage of our $69 A/C Tune & Clean with this ad. Keep your home safe and cool.

CALL 303 678 5576 

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Hobbies & Crafts

Danbury & Franklin Mint Collectible Cars & Trucks Pd $120, Selling for $75 each 303-709-1853

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Home Furnishings

40“ ROUND Formica table w/ 2 leaves, 4 chairs, maple color. $50 970-667-3861 For Sale flex steel couch & loveseat w/ accent chair very good cond $150 970-776-9446

Coffee & end tables Lane cedar built in ’58 $30 970-988-1973 9 pc dinning room set, built in 1938 $400 970-988-1973 Cherry entertainment cent plus curio $400 970-988-1973 Glass dinette set w/ 4 uphols’d chairs, excellent cond. $275 / 970-391-8707

FABULOUS ESTATE SALE.

Many items included in this sale are antique and vintage treasures purchased by university professors during their world travels. For sale will be beautiful wooden furniture, sterling, china, crystal, original wall art, steins, rugs, Kennedy memorabilia (deceased was a relative), also a large collection of old books and magazines as well as many other unique pieces and household items. If you are a collector of vintage and antiques, you won’t want to miss this sale. Thursday and Friday, May 26 and May 27, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sat, May 28, 9:00 a.m. to 1: 00p.m. 4530 Sioux Drive in Boulder. Baseline, south on Mohawk, left on Sioux - in cul de sac across the street from the school. CASH ONLY! PLEASE PARK ON THE STREET.

PLACE YOUR AD. Call 303.466.3636 or 970-635-3650

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Garage Sales Loveland NE

Friday May 27th 7am-3pm 4234 Smith Park Court, Loveland Items include: children’s clothing, toys, furniture, movies, books, tools & much more! Place your ad. Call 303-466-3636 or 970-635-3650

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Sales 3858 Garage Loveland NW SAT 7:30 -? Indian Hills Drive

Air Conditioner, exer cise bike, 1940’s Wards am/fm console tube radio, glassware, applcs, tools, prof meat grinder, sausage stuffer, bikes, medical equip, crochet doillies, new clothing, rollerblades, collectibles, cash only.

GARAGE SALE

fri 5/27 8am-2pm 2933 New Castle Dr (2nd garage in back of town house.) Cash only. Nice items: TV, comforter, jewelry, clothes, home decor, holiday items

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Garage Sales Berthoud

#1 Windrift Lane aka 2851 Windrift Lane Fri & Sat 8-3 Free Coffee! 2 free Hotrod Magazines, 2 free horsehoes, records & cassettes, household downsizing plus a whole lot more.

PLACE YOUR AD. Call 303.466.3636 or 970-635-3650

SELLListYOUR STUFF your stuff

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Accounting

Allison Bookkeeping ’Put your time to better use! Let Allison Bookkeeping do your books for you! Specializing in QuickBooks. AllisonBookkeeping.com or call (970)218-5563 Place your ad. Call 303-466-3636 or 970-635-3650

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Air Conditioners

AC Check up & Outdoor Coil Wash $75 replacement residential AC $1500 & Up. Ex: 2 ton R-22 13 Seer Lic #101653 Banner Cooling & Heating, LLC 970-691-5272 $89 A/C Check & Service Includes Full AC Cleaning & New Filter. Call Northern Colorado Air Today @ 223-8873 www.ncagriff.com

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Alterations

Alter & New Designs, Wedding, Prom, Casual Clothes, Home Int. Kathy’s Sewing 970-635-0396/227-7849

0490 Carpet Services Carpet Repair Specialists

Restretches, Repairs & Small Jobs. Loveland since 1987. 970-613-9616

0710 Concrete/Paving

303.466.3636 BoUlder/Broomfield/longmont or 970.635.3650 loveland or frontrangeclassifieds.com

0710 Concrete/Paving 0970 Fencing/Decks The Concrete Specialist Inc 30 years exp. How can I serve you today? Let me explain the labor, setup and finish process. Free Est. Ben 970-308-1555 JOE CRESPIN Specializing in Concrete Flat Work Remove & Replace Ins Cell 970-290-3834 JOE’S Quality Concrete Reasonable, Flatwork, Breakouts, NO job too small. (970) 532-5530

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Decks

A Brush Above

Deck Refinising Pwr Wash  Stain/Seal Free Est. 970-290-2343 www.abrushabove.com

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Drywall

All Phases of Drywall Patches & All Texture Repair plaster crack Int/Ext Paint Popcorn Ceiling Removal Call Gonzalo for Free Estimate 720-975-7639

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Paint & Drywall

“Since 1972“ Frame, Hang, Finish, Texture. Res & Comm. Free est / Consultation. Insured. 970-818-6610 American Wallworks 25 yrs exp. Drywall and Stucco. Any size job. Free Est.s 970-402-8844

0970 Fencing/Decks Locally owned since 1982 Res/Comm flatwork Free est. lic/ins/BBB (970) 667-6905 www.a-concrete.com

TIMBERLAND FENCE TREE & LANDSCAPES Free Estimates. Licensed & Insured (970)402-2516

SPECIAL: 6-ft privacy cedar fence. #1 Cedar. $12.75/per foot. 720-252-8268

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Flooring

Residental  Commercail Lino, ceramic, carpets vinyl planks, vct, coving marmoleum, heat weld prefinished hardwoods. Father son team, reliable, 25yr Bill 970-215-8734

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Handyman

FOR GREAT RESULTS! Afford pricing, free est’s Repairs, remodels, elect/ lights/fans. My Favorite Contractors A+BBB since 1997 970-391-1368/ 667-8554 FOR HOME REPAIRS & REMODELS Small or large, new or old. 40+ yrs exp, licensed. Free est’s. Sr. discounts. Great prices! Call Ed 970-231-6237 Place your ad. Call 303-466-3636 or 970-635-3650

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Hauling

BASEMENTS TO ROOFS Build  Repair  Remodel Free est, low prices, Refs. 30 yrs exp. Alan (970)962-4065 REPAIR & Maintenance Residential & Commercial. Exp’d. Can do almost all jobs! Gary 970-663-4476

Landscaping

Ken’s Still Hauling

1290 Housekeeping A Conscientious Cleaner & Whole Home Organizer.

Ins/bnd, professional & meticulous. Sabrina (970)669-4510 Affordable Quality Cleaning to fit your needs. Weekly/ Biweekly, move-outs. 970-599-9753 A PERSONALIZED SHINE TO YOUR HOME! *References *Bonded Call Us! 970-669-2663 or 970-227-3241

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Cleaning Services

MOONLIGHT CLEANING Honest & Reliable reasonable rates, supplies, incl. Free est. 303-746-9146

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Insurance

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Landscaping

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Painting

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Landscaping

New Sprinkler & Landscape Installs & Add-ons; Startups & Repairs. 20 yrs exp. Coal Creek Landscaping. Visa/MC/Disc. 970-568-3807  BBB

(970) 669-2581 Landscape Maint, Weekly Service Power Raking, Fertilization, aeration, Clean-ups, Sprinkler Activation, Landscape Design/Installation, Ponds, Sprinklers. Pre-pay discounts avail for annual maintenance contracts. Free Est.

(970)532-7787.

SPRIN CLEAN-UP Aerating, Mowing, Organic Fertilizer, Shrubs. Free Est. 970-226-2593

AERATION

Not Too Late to Aerate Organic Based Fertilizer Gregg & Sons 970-667-5068 LOVELAND LAWN CARE Weekly Mowing. Locally owned business for over 7 years. Superior Service Call Scot 970-290-4858

1430 Lawn Service LAWN MOWING & MORE Starting at $20 Prompt & Professional Call Brandon 970-581-2028

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Masonry

JOE’S Quality Concrete Reasonable. Flatwork, Breakouts. NO job too small. 970-532-5530

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DifferentStrokesPaint.com

PAINTING & STAINING Int/Ext, Home Repair & Move Outs. NO JOB TOO SMALL! Tim 970-532-0884

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Plumbing

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Painting

GRASS IS GREENER LAWN CARE - Aeration, Rototilling, Mowing, edging. 970-412-9962 B&B Professional Lawn Service. High Quality - Not high prices. (970)461-5827 or (303)746-0277 Free Est. Aeration, fertilization, yard clean-up, mowing, power rake, rental cleaning. Sunflower, Chris 308-7138, Kathryn 492-5293

SEARCH HOMES for FREE: www.kwalicia.com Buying or Selling? 970-222-8871 Alicia Stewart Keller Williams Realty

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You Grow It, I Mow It Vacant lots & lawns. Reasonable rates. Kenneth Weng 970-214-0663 Any Size Lawn, call for estimate. Father & Son’s (970)443-5120

TYNDALL PLUMBING

New Construction, Remodels, Basement Finishes Lic./Ins. FREE Est’s 970-388-6558

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PROFESSIONAL Painting at AFFORDABLE Prices. Family owned and operated. Vets discount! 970-214-1416

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Rototilling

GARDEN & YARD Most gardens $25-$35 (970)775-0154

Sprinkler Systems

Service, Repairs & Installations

970-663-1486

Listings emailed daily! Your Estes/Loveland expert 23 years in Estes-Call Me! Robin Serafini, GRI SRES First Co Realty 970-586-0421

List your sale and prepare to purge. $25, 10 lines, 4 days plus a FREE garage sale kit! Place your ad. Call 303-466-3636 or 970-635-3650 Or visit FrontRangeClassifieds.com Classified Ads get Results very, very fast!

2270 Tree Services

STEVE’S ROOFING Repairs & New Roofs Lic/Ins, low rates. 970-663-0688 or 970-581-3016

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INT/EXT Since 1992 FREE Estimates 20% off work booked in June. 970-203-1919

Tile

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METICULOUS Quality by a courteous professional. Sr Disc 970-292-7579

Mowing

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The Grout ’n Tile Tech Re-polish Marble  Shower  Pans Complete tile/grout svcs. Free Est. 970-407-0008

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Real Estate Services

Garden roto-tilling Most jobs $25-$30

S & J Sprinkler Repair Need sprinkler turned on? Aeration/Yard clean up General Handyman Scott (970) 214-0690 JACKSON INSURANCE (970) 667-3680 jacksonins1@yahoo.com ONE CALL SHOPS THEM ALL!

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 14 years experience in Loveland. Thanks Again! 970-689-9364

Rocky Mtn. Handyman Hot Water Pressure Washing, Gutter-Clean, Tile, Fencing Plumbing, Haul-Away. Senior Discounts. Free Est’s 970-566-3423 LOW COST HANDYMAN Home Repairs & additions, decks built, remodels & yd work. 35 yrs exp. Refs avail. For est (970)215-3871

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Water Right Irrigation & Landscaping. 4 zones installed $1895 includes H20 tap. Locally owned since 1981. Free Est. SPRING START-UPS (970)278-0939

Tree pruning & removal Stump Grinding Free est. (970)635-0210 Place your ad. Call 303-466-3636 or 970-635-3650

PLACE YOUR AD. Call 303.466.3636 or 970-635-3650

SCHRA TREE CARE We’re Back! Professional, quality trimming, removals, large & small, shrub & hedge care. 18 yrs local exp. Lic. & Ins. 970-222-8442/ 567-3841

2420 Weed Cutting SINGLE LOTS TO LARGE ACRES + All Types Excavation Joe Clark Excavating 303-776-1575

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PUBLIC NOTICE From the Office of the Larimer County Assessor Colorado law requires the County Assessor to hear objections to REAL PROPERTY valuations beginning no later than May 1, 2011. From May 1 through June 1, an owner may protest the real property value or the classification established by This is the assessor. the taxpayer’s opportunity to correct values, misclassifications, errors in property descriptions or ownership, or other discrepancies

that may exist in the property records. There are 3 ways to file objections (1) by mail (postmarked), (2) in person, or (3) online at www.larimer.org/assessor, no later than June 1, 2011. Contact the County Assessor’s Office for more information at (970) 498-7050. The Assessor’s mailing address is Post Office Box 860, Fort Collins, CO 80522-0860. Fax number is (970) 498-7070. The Assessor’s Office is located at 200 West Oak Street, 2nd floor, Fort Collins. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Steve Miller Larimer County Assessor Publish: Loveland Reporter-Herald May 4, 25, 2011 ad#5507235

to the Personal Representative or to District Court of Larimer, County, Colorado on or before September 18, 2011, or the claims may be forever barred. Randy Lee Williams Clark Williams and Matsunaka, LLC 2881 N. Monroe Avenue, Suite 1 P.O. Box 801 Loveland, CO 80539 970.669.8668 Barbara Long, Personal Representative 1846 Rhyolite Street Loveland, CO 80537 970.663.6790 Published: Loveland Reporter-Herald May 18, 25, June 1,

2011

*Unit #22 - belonging to Steve Bard, 1149 Roosevelt, Loveland, containing glass display case, many misc. antique items, wood magazine display stand, Miller Draft sign, small pool table, wood storage bins, framed pictures, books, toys, metal boxes, very full. *Unit #48 - belonging to Dawn Linser, 1698 E. 7th St., Loveland, containing toys, stroller, items, Christmas aquarium and stand, desk, plastic storage bins, misc. boxes. *Unit #92 - belonging to Charmaine Kerschion, 4112 W. Eisenhower Blvd., Loveland, con-

taining Christmas decorations, bedroom furniture, wood desk and chair, children’s furniture, toys, queen mattress and box spring, clothes hamper, wood ammo boxes, white shelving unit, misc. household items, misc. wall pictures, misc. boxes. *Unit #64 - belonging to Jerry Minear, 2437 Farghee Ct., Fort Collins, containing metal ladders, saw horses, heavy duty extension cords, pail of nails, box fan, tools, round wood table, wood storage shelves, wood chest of drawers, queen mattress and box spring,

bedding, wood bed frame cooler, 4 chairs. *Unit #73 - belonging to Aaron Perkins, 110 E. 1st. St. Loveland, containing chest of drawers, swivel desk chair, sofa and chair, wood coffee table, wood storage units, Christmas decorations, lamp, tv, misc. bedding, misc. boxes, household items Published: Loveland Reporter-Herald May 25, 2011 ad#5510820

Public Notice is given on 5-23-11 that a Petition for a Change of Name of an Adult has been filed with the Larimer County Court, Colorado. The Petition requests that the name of Caleb Steven Baez be changed to Caleb Steven Machado. Sherlyn Sampson Clerk of Court By Mary Tompkin Deputy Clerk Published: Loveland Reporter-Herald May 25, 26 and 27, 2011 ad# 5510840

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Mildred M. Greenwalt aka Mildred Melita Greenwalt aka Mildred Greenwalt, Deceased Case number 2011PR257 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them

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LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that an auction will be held in compliance with Title 38, Article 21.-5103 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, a public sale to be held on Thursday, June 9, 2011, at 11:00 am at Crossroads U-Store-It, 277 14th St. SE, Loveland, CO. Payments fur such items will be accepted in cash or certified funds only. Any items purchased must be removed from the premises on the day of the auction. Auction is for the following units:

PUBLIC NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case Number L11C7

JOBS. WHEELS. HOMES. STUFF.

FIND IT. SELL IT. FAST. Condos 5012 Office for Sale 1400 sq. ft., prof. building, 5 offices, reception, snack rm, ground level, great visibility , $1200/mo. 970-420-5757.

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Lots & Tracts

2 ACRE Building Site in Rainbow Lake Estates, Berthoud. HUGE price reduction! $79,000 Steve Conder 303-514-3706

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Homes for Rent

1BR LVLND Cottage Quiet, big trees, fenced yd, shed $485+util/dep Dave 303-776-0091 2116 LEILA DR - 5BR, 2.5BA, Sunroom, 3 Car, A/C, 2 FP, Pets Nego, $1350 970-667-3072 2402 N. Estrella 4BR, 3BA - 3500sq ft Great neighborhood! $1550/mo+ $1550 dep 970-524-4465 (Pls don’t disturb tenants) 2 bdrm, 229 Blossom, $1075/mo, pets neg, Av 7/1, Call rmpm.com 970-669-0842 3 bdrm, $975, wtr pd, avail 6/1. 447 E 4t St. No smkg. 970-613-0557

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Homes for Rent

2 bdrm, 4226 La Veta, $1195/mo, pets neg, Tri-Level,NICE! Call rmpm.com 970-669-0842 2BR Johnstown All appl. including DW, laundry hook-up, 1 car $595/$595 dep No dogs/smoking. 970-221-7367 4 bdrm, 2974 Spring Mtn, $1725/mo, 1/2 acre lot, fin. bsmt, Call rmpm.com 669-0842 5 bdrm, 2 ba, large corner lot, fncd bkyd, near schools, A/C, frpl, N Lvld. $1350/mo Call 970-214-3522 for info. OWN your own home for what you pay in Rent! Lowest rates, $0 - $1000 Down Free Prequalification Western Plains Realty Ken or Tammy 970-663-5008

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Apartments for Rent

1 BDRM, $575/mo.

Clean, quiet, friendly complex, No pets. Walk-in closet, storage. HT & WTR PD. 970-667-8370.

6001

Apartments for Rent

1 BDRM apts. Clean! Laundry & garage avail. No smk/pets. $500/mo. Call. 970-231-2566 No Fri eve/Sat calls 1 BDRM Gar w/opener W/D, DW, No smk/pets $600 incl. Heat, water, trash, 970-231-2566 or 970-667-6199 No Fri. eve/Sat. calls Adult Community Mobile home rental. Monthely rent $550 includes utils. Estate Builder 970-667-3400 DOWNTOWN LUXURY APARTMENT HOMES Studio 1, 2, 3 Bedrooms Great Amenities Pet Friendly Covered Parking Amazing Views 1 Block from downtown 4th Street Lincoln Place 325 E. 5th St., Loveland Open: Mon, Tues, Thurs. 9:00am-6:00pm Wed. & Fri. 9:00am-7:00pm Sat. 9:00am-5:00pm Sun. 12:00pm-5:00pm 970-461-8000

6001

Apartments for Rent

Foothills Apts

2 Bdrm Apartment Homes Incl Washer & Dryer Park-like Setting Garages Available

1913 W. 15th St. 970-669-7850 Sorry no pets

Townhomes/ 6002 Condos for Rent 3 bdrm, 2122 SW 3rd, $1025/mo, 2CG, Unf. Bsmt, Call rmpm.com 970-669-0842 Classified Ads get Results very, very fast!

for 6005 RentApts. Furnished Avail: 2 bdrms, exc cond, ht & wtr pd, central loc, fncd yd. 970-308-7387

6007

Duplexes

2 bdrm, 1404 Capulin, lg yd, 1 one car gar, Call rmpm.com 970-669-0842

Duplex Available 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car garage apartment available beginning 6/1. $750 mo plus dep. 720-438-1829.

6009 Housemates/ Roommates

6017 Indust./Comm’l for Lease

NEWER HOME 1 or 2 bdrm, 1 ba, W/D, cable/ internet, incl utilities .(970)402-2131

912 Second Street Units A, B Berthoud 6120 sq ft $3550/mo. or 4080 sq ft $2375/mo. or 2040 sq ft $1190/mo. Plus Utilities 3 Phase Electric

6010

Rooms for Rent

Effiency Apartment, all utils inc, fully furnished. $450, Avail immed. 970-227-1585

6015

Retail Space for Lease

Turnkey Daycare For Lease Wanted-qualified operator. Greeley HWY.85&34- 9,300 sf Co. Sante Fe RE Brandi 303-466-2500

6016

Office Space for Lease

1244 N. Lincoln, 500 sq ft, priv ba, utils inc, $500/mo, 580-795-4636 Office and Retail spaces. Starting at $150. Utilities Included 970-613-1477

6017

Indust./Comm’l for Lease

6000 SF Retail/Warehouse on Hwy 287. Overhead door. $2500. 970-593-2401/ 227-7447

2367 W. 8th, faces Wilson Loveland 1200 sq ft $950/mo Plus Utilities Light Industrial, Office or Retail Contact Shelley 970-430-4235

6018

Storage Space for Lease

7524

Boats & Supplies

Mobile Home For Rent

 2 BEDROOM HOMES  $600 - $650 + dep. W Hwy 34 Pets on appr Se Habla Espanol 970-685-8573

7517

Auto Parts & Accessories

4 Pirelli 265 75 R16 Tear Drop wheels $400 970-203-5412

Autos

99 Subaru Outback Ltd Free Jet Ski, buy one get one free! 97 & WgnLoadedNice196K 96 Seadoo 3 seaters. Dbl $3950 720-309-3973 trailer & accessories. $4000/obo 970-461-1155 Call 303.466.3636 or 970-635-3650

PLACE YOUR AD.

7531

Autos

WE BUY SCRAP METAL Farm Equip, Cars, Trucks Call for quote. (303)298-8381

7710 1972 Chevelle SS 454, buildsheet, 4-speed muncie trans, driver in good condition. $18,000. E-mail jlc0027@gmail.com.

1 car garage or storage, $99/mo, Call rmpm.com 970 669-0842

6020

7531

2005 Chrysler Sebring Convertible, 29,600 mi 2.7 litre V-6, ATC,auto garaged, easy on fuel fun to drive $11,250 Call Mike @ 970-481-4323 Grt Grad car, very clean, 2007 Honda Accord $13,500 303-833-4773

Junk Cars Wanted

BEST PRICES

In town for junk vehicles. (970)744-1464

7732 4X4 Vehicles

Motorhomes/ 7894 RVs/Campers 2001 Jayco Designer 5th Wheel, 38 ft, new tires, new slide-out awnings, 4 window awnings, new carpet, oak cabinets, Sleep Number bed, hitch & more. $19,000 303-241-7509

EMPTY YOUR GARAGE List your sale

and prepare to purge. $25, 10 lines, 4 days plus a FREE garage sale kit! Place your ad. Call 303-466-3636 or 970-635-3650 Or visit FrontRangeClassifieds.com

1995 Ford PU 4x4, V8, auto, AC, looks & runs good $3500 See at 2602 1995 Class A 32’ a/c, gen, Lakecrest, Loveland micro, awnings, good shape, 970-744-9989

7735

Trucks

7921

Motorcycles

1954 Chevy Truck 6400 2 /ATVs ton, 5 window cab, Big 6 eng, rear dump, good run- 2001 H.D. Fatboy 7,400 ning cond. $1800 m i l e s . $9500 obo 970-532-2768 720-937-5296

Motorhomes/

7894 RVs/Campers

2003 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 - Runs like new! Great sound, custom 1994 JEEP Grand Chero- 2001 Palisades 5th wheel pipes, bars, mustang kee Ltd, V8, gd cond. fully outfitted, 3 slides. seat, 9400 miles, red. $2200 303-257-9339 $25,000 303-880-8563. $3100, 970-593-3281


Wednesday, May 25, 2011, Reporter-Herald