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No quick aid for Amtrak Gov. Susana Martinez says New Mexico shouldn’t have to foot the bill for track repairs. LOCAL NEWS, A-6

State sees fastest growth in nation, while numbers decline elsewhere By Uriel J. Garcia The New Mexican

Federal prosecutions of immigration offenses jumped 46 percent in New Mexico in the first 11 months of fiscal year 2013, the fastest growth of any of

the nation’s 94 judicial districts, a new report shows. New Mexico’s federal judicial district recorded 5,999 criminal immigration prosecutions through the end of August, the latest data available, according to the report by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a nonpartisan center based at Syracuse University that tracks federal government enforcement activities.

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Gov. ready for fresh fight on 3rd-grade retention Researcher touts success of efforts in Florida schools By Robert Nott The New Mexican


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ki season in New Mexico officially opens in just two days, thanks to Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort. The Saturday opening is believed to be one of the earliest opening dates in the state’s winter sports history. But pulling off the early start hasn’t been easy. The crew at the quaint ski area in Vadito, N.M., has been making snow around the clock since mid-October. Read more on Page B-5 in the new Outdoors section, published every Thursday in The New Mexican.

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PHOENIX — Arizona is in the midst of what seems like an intense election-year campaign: millions of dollars in spending, a barrage of negative TV ads and large amounts of outside money. The issue, however, has nothing to do with taxes, a hotbutton policy or anything on the ballot. It is about the future of rooftop solar power in a state known for its abundant sun-

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shine and at a time when the industry is booming. The state’s largest utility, Arizona Public Service, has spent more than $3.7 million to convince the public that homeowners using solar panels are costing other customers money, and it wants utility regulators to OK a proposal it says would make the system more fair. The solar industry, on the other hand, has spent at least $370,000 on its own ads, arguing that the utility’s proposal would increase rates for those who use rooftop solar power and decrease competition. The Arizona Corporation Commission met Wednesday to discuss the issue, hearing testimony from a series of

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residents who packed the room to have their opinions heard. Others who couldn’t get in the room testified via telephone, and some received applause as they extolled the virtue of solar power. “If you decide to vote on the side of the utility company, then we are going over to the dark side,” said Glendale resident Sophia Ross, a homeowner with a rooftop solar system. The outcome by the fivemember commission with final say over APS rates is being watched by utilities nationwide and could affect the solar industry’s future. That’s because utilities are pushing the same arguments

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Despite rebukes by lawmakers over the past two years, Gov. Susana Martinez will once again move forward with legislation to hold back third-graders who can’t read at grade level. “We’ll be back in full force,” Public Education Secretary-designate Hanna Skandera said Wednesday, noting that the state’s children are losing ground. Because the state lacks such a policy, she said, New Mexico children actually rank 51st in the nation. Skandera’s comments came at the end of a full day of testimony about best reading practices, remediation, retention and intervention policies for students, which took place before the Legislative Education Study Committee in Santa Fe. The committee reviews policies and will draft bills for the upcoming legislative session, which opens Jan. 21, 2014. For the past three years, Martinez and Skandera have worked to create a retention and intervention bill that leaves the final say on whether a student moves forward or is held

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Gov. Susana Martinez proposed Wednesday that New Mexico launch an advertising campaign to aggressively recruit nursing professionals from other states to help deal with a shortage of primary care providers. The governor plans to ask the Legislature to provide $220,000 next year for marketing directed at nurse practitioners to sell them on the advantages of New Mexico, which allows them more independence in providing medical care than many other states, including Texas. Nurse practitioners can operate their own clinics, don’t have to work under the supervision of a physician, and have the authority to prescribe medications and refer patients to specialists. Martinez also proposed to streamline the licensing system for nurses who move to New Mexico from the more than two dozen states, including California and Oklahoma, that

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Tons of ivory to be crushed in Denver By Steen K. Paulson The Associated Press


OMMERCE CITY, Colo. — U.S. officials are destroying more than 6 tons of confiscated ivory tusks, carvings and jewelry — the bulk of the U.S. “blood ivory” stockpile — to support the fight against a $10 billion global trade that slaughters tens of thousands of elephants each year. Officials on Thursday will use rock crushers to pulverize the stockpile, accumulated over the past 25 years, at the National Wildlife Property Repository just north of Denver. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will donate the crushed ivory particles to a museum to be determined for future display. Officials showed off thousands of ivory tusks, statues, ceremonial bowls, masks and ornaments to be destroyed — a collection they said represented the killing of more than 2,000 adult elephants. The items were seized from smugglers, traders and tourists at U.S. ports of entry after a global ban on the ivory trade went into effect in 1989. “What is striking to me is the lengths that some commercial importers and smugglers will go to conceal their ivory,” said Fish and Wildlife Special Agent Steve Oberholtzer.

The message from Thursday’s crush likely will reach consumers more than the faraway poachers and smugglers targeted by governments across the globe. Elephant poaching is at an all-time high, thanks in large part to U.S. demand and growing demand in Asia. The British-based Born Free Foundation estimates that poachers killed 32,000 elephants last year. It says that black-market ivory sells for around $1,300 per pound. Most elephants are killed in Africa, where there are about 300,000 African elephants left. There are an estimated 50,000 Asian elephants found from India to Vietnam. Not everyone supported the ivory crush. Bob Weisblut, a co-founder of the Florida-based International Ivory Society, said he thought the ivory should be sold to raise money for antipoaching efforts. “A lot of this is beautiful art,” Weisblut said. “And it’s a shame to destroy it.” The ivory being destroyed didn’t include items legally imported before the 1989 global ban. “This is a way to say we are not putting a value on ivory. We’re putting a value on the lives of the elephants,” said Azzedine Downes, president of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, which works with U.S. agents to enforce animal protection laws.

In brief Doctors are told to get tough about weight ATLANTA — Next time you go for a checkup, don’t be surprised if your doctor gets on your case about your weight. The medical profession has issued new guidelines for fighting the nation’s obesity epidemic, and they urge physicians to be a lot more aggressive about helping patients drop those extra pounds. Doctors should calculate your body mass index, a weight-to-height ratio. And if you need to lose weight, they should come up with a plan and send you for counseling. The good news? By next year, most insurance companies are expected to cover counseling and other obesity treatments.

Boehner: House won’t deal with immigration WASHINGTON — Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday that the House will not hold formal, compromise talks on the Senatepassed comprehensive immigration bill, a fresh signal from the Republican leadership that the issue is dead for the year. The slow, relatively quiet death came more than four months after the Senate, on a bipartisan vote, passed a far-reaching bill that would provide a path to citizenship for th 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally and tighten border security.

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Boehner, R-Ohio, reiterated that the House is focused on a piecemeal approach to dealing with the issue. But he declined to say whether lawmakers will consider any legislation this year or whether the issue will slip to 2014, when the politics of congressional elections further diminish chances of action.

Man to remove wife’s grave from front yard SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — An Alabama man has agreed to remove his wife’s remains from his front yard after a four-year fight to keep her grave next to the house where they lived together. James Davis testified at a court hearing Wednesday that he will hire a contractor to remove the body of his late wife, Patsy, and have it cremated. A judge still must approve the plan. The court ordered the 74-year-old Davis to remove the body after the city of Stevenson won a lawsuit arguing the grave amounted to an illegal cemetery and had to be removed.

Heart donation halts murderer’s execution An Ohio man slated to die this week for the rape and murder of a 3-year-old won a stay of execution Wednesday with a last-minute offer to donate his heart and other organs. An attorney for Ronald Phillips, 40, has said that the bid is not a stalling tactic, but an effort by the condemned man to do some good with his final breath. Ohio Gov. John Kasich issued a state-

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Gay marriage is now legal in Hawaii HONOLULU — Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a bill Wednesday legalizing gay marriage in Hawaii, the state that kicked off a national discussion of the issue more than two decades ago. Now, the island chain is positioning itself for a boost in tourism as people take advantage of the new law and the state provides another example of the nation’s changing views on marriage. “Done,” the governor said after quickly signing the measure.

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LONDON — Prince Charles plans to claim the government pension he qualifies for when he turns 65 on Thursday, but he still hasn’t started the job he was born to do. The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II has been heir to the throne since his mother became monarch in 1952, when he was 3. Palace officials said Wednesday that Charles will contribute the government pension to a charity that helps elderly people. The future king is entitled to about $175 per week because of his service in the Royal Navy.


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NEW YORK — Records are meant to be broken, and they were with remarkable speed at Christie’s auction house on Tuesday night. In just six minutes, bids shot up to $142.4 million for a Francis Bacon triptych, making it the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction. World auction records also were set for 10 artists. But on Wednesday, a prized 1963 Andy Warhol painting Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) that captures the immediate aftermath of a car crash sold for $105 million, shattering the record for the famed pop artist amid a spending frenzy at the high end of the art world. Sotheby’s said the sale brought in over $480.4 million. None of Wednesday’s buyers were identified. The Warhol record came just a day after the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction went for $142.4 million to conclude six minutes of feverish bidding at Christie’s. The hefty price tag for a 1967 Francis Bacon triptych called Three Studies of Lucian Freud shattered the previous world record — nearly $120 million paid for Edvard Munch’s The Scream at a 2012 Sotheby’s sale. Christie’s said the winning bid went to New York City’s Acquavella Galleries. It is believed that the gallery was buying it for an unidentified client. Over the past 10 days, auction houses around the world have presided over bids totaling nearly $2 billion for art and jewelry, Sotheby’s said. Christie’s said Tuesday’s sale brought in more than $691.5 million, the highest total for any single auction in history. Buyers from Asia, the Middle East and Russia play a big role in the contemporary art market, said Richard Feigen, an art dealer and collector whose Manhattan gallery has works spanning from the 14th century to contemporary art. “The demand for seminal works by historical important artists is truly unquestionable, and we will keep witnessing new records being broken,” said Michael Frahm, a contemporary art adviser and partner at the London-based Frahm Ltd. “This is the ultimate trophy hunting.” Richard Feigen, an art dealer and collector whose Manhattan gallery, Richard L. Feigen & Co., has works spanning from the 14th century to contemporary art. Christie’s said Tuesday’s sale brought in more than $691.5 million, the highest total for any single auction in history. “The sales sum up the state of the current market, which is very solid and price healthy at the top end of the market and less active and more volatile for midmarket works,” Frahm said.


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TACLOBAN, Philippines — Even as the Philippines reopened two airstrips to help speed up the flow of aid Wednesday, parts of the typhoon-hit central region plunged deeper into distress, with gunfire cracking to ward off looters and survivors worrying that they would die before they received help. “We survived the typhoon, but this will kill us,” Mary Jane Garcia, 44, said at the crowded airport in the city of Tacloban, where she and hundreds of others begged for a flight out on a military transport plane. The ramped-up relief effort in the Philippines has brought aid to tens of thousands of victims of Typhoon Haiyan, but it has also exposed the vastness of this disaster — which spans several hundred miles of islands and includes areas yet to be accessed. Nearly six days after the storm ripped through the Philippines’s central islands, bringing with it a tsunami-like wall of water, the extent of the devastation is clear. Bloated corpses of people, pigs and dogs line the main streets. Towns are short on body bags. Roads are blocked. Fuel is almost impossible to find, even for aid workers with vehicles that could transport vital supplies. The disaster has reduced Tacloban, once a bustling provincial capital of 220,000, to a broken landscape of denuded hills and brown rot. Government buildings are abandoned and torn apart, and the stink of decay fills the air. With power out everywhere, miles of downed electrical wires have been repurposed as makeshift laundry lines, on which residents hang soaked remnants of clothing and bedding. Asked where she would be willing to relocate if she could secure space on a plane ferrying emergency crews and supplies, Garcia did not hesitate: “Anywhere.” Government officials say that more than 1,000 armed forces personnel have been deployed nationwide to restore order, and in Tacloban, police have imposed an evening curfew. But about 10 miles outside the city Tuesday, a mob ransacked a government building storing packages of rice, Rex Estoperez, a spokesman for the

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National Food Authority, said in a telephone interview. The incident illustrated the problems with the hasty relief efforts, Estoperez said. The packages of rice were not piled securely, and when the mob entered the building, the rice bags collapsed, knocking over a wall and killing eight of the looters. The others in the mob walked out with whatever they could grab — thousands of sacks of rice, which they are trying to resell locally. “We’re asking the people who took the rice to share it with the victims instead of selling it and doing business,” Estoperez said. The Philippines has never conducted a relief operation of such magnitude, Jose Rene Almendras, a cabinet secretary, told reporters. There are some signs of progress. In the town of Ormoc, on the same island as Tacloban, aid workers say that the police presence is heavy and that security is not a problem. Two airports in the disaster zone reopened Wednesday, giving new options for transport planes, aviation officials said. Water-purification equipment was flown into Tacloban on Wednesday, and newly installed beacons and runway lights allowed for nighttime takeoffs and landings for the first time since the disaster. In a statement Wednesday, President Barack Obama encouraged Americans “who want to help our Filipino friends to visit typhoon, which offers links to organizations working in the Philippines and ways to support their efforts.” “The friendship between our two countries runs deep, and when our friends are in trouble, America helps,” said Obama,

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noting a growing U.S. assistance effort. “U.S. ships, including the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, are on their way to the scene to help expand search and rescue operations, provide logistical support and medical care, and provide a platform for helicopters to move supplies to remote areas.” U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos toured Tacloban on Wednesday and told reporters afterward that although a significant amount of material was brought in Wednesday, much more remains to be done. Her office has released $25 million in emergency relief funds, as countries around the globe are pledging to send millions in assistance. “The priority has got to be — let’s get the food in, let’s get the water in,” Amos said, according to The Associated Press. “We really need to scale up [the] operation.” Some Philippine officials are indicating that the death toll might be substantially lower than initially feared. Based on the latest government count, 2,344 are dead. President Benigno Aquino III told CNN on Tuesday that the final figure might not top 2,500.

TRIPOLI, Lebanon — Health officials are rushing to vaccinate millions of children from Egypt to Turkey, fearing a polio outbreak in Syria could spread as tens of thousands of refugees flee the civil war. The officials want to reach all children under 5 years old in seven vulnerable places: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinian West Bank and Gaza Strip, Turkey and Syria, about 22 million in all. The $30 million campaign by the U.N. and Arab health officials seeks to inoculate even those who already may have been vaccinated against the highly contagious virus that can paralyze or kill. “There is no choice: everybody has to be vaccinated. It’s not a matter of ‘I want to,’ [or] ‘I don’t want to.’ No. With polio there is no cure, you have nothing but prevention,” said Soha Boustani of the U.N.’s children’s agency, UNICEF. The scramble to vaccinate is palpable in neighboring Lebanon because of the sheer number of refugees overwhelming the health care system. This week, hundreds of health workers and volunteers were fanning out across Lebanon — especially in its vulnerable slums — offering free vaccinations and hoping to reach the country’s half-million children under age 5. U.N. officials established new vaccination points across Lebanon’s eastern and northern borders with Syria to catch children before they cross. Radio spots urge parents to

vaccinate their children in local clinics. The four-day campaign was due to end Tuesday but was extended until Friday because of the need to knock on nearly every door, said a Lebanese health official speaking on condition of anonymity because she wasn’t allowed to talk to reporters. Another vaccination campaign will start in December, health officials said. Syrian refugees in Lebanon said officials ordered them to bring their children for vaccination as a compulsory step to renewing U.N. identity cards entitling them to aid, but U.N. officials denied that. Inside Syria, in areas beset by fighting, health officials were trying to reach children in

mobile clinics, UNICEF said. The campaign began after the World Health Organization, a U.N. agency, confirmed 10 polio cases in the northeastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zour in November. On Monday, another three children in the area were found to have the virus. The WHO also found strains of the virus in sewage samples in Egypt, Israel and the Palestinian territories. Although Arab countries traditionally have high immunization rates of about 90 percent, tens of thousands of children were seen as vulnerable, said Mike Ryan, WHO’s polio response coordinator. The polio vaccinations did not guarantee full protection, which is why millions had to be inoculated again, Ryan said.


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Council delays decision on mayor proposal By Tom Sharpe The New Mexican

The Santa Fe City Council late Wednesday began picking apart proposed amendments to the city charter aimed at giving the mayor more power. The council will take up the issue again Dec. 11, with an eye toward putting the proposals on the municipal ballot March 4. Still to be resolved is whether each of the proposed changes should be presented to voters as a separate amendment or whether all should be included together as a single amendment. The proposed amendments would authorize runoff elections, starting in 2016, if any winners in the races for mayor and City Council in the general election failed to win more than 50 percent of the votes. Although Mayor David Coss received 50 percent of the vote in 2006 and 58 percent in 2010, the

winner of the three mayoral elections before that received less than 50 percent — 39 percent for Debbie Jaramillo in a field of 12 candidates in 1994; 44 percent for Larry Delgado in a field of six in 1998; and 43 percent for Delgado in a field of four in 2002. Several years ago, Santa Fe voters endorsed having ranked-choice elections, also called instant-runoff voting, in which voters rank candidates in order of choice, rather than voting for a single candidate. But voting machines that can accommodate rankedchoice voting are not expected to be available until at least 2016. Other proposed amendments call for making the mayor’s job a full-time position, giving the mayor the power to appoint a city manager, city attorney, city clerk and members of the advisory commissions with consent of the governing body, allowing the mayor to vote on all matters, not just in ties, and giving the mayor the sole authority to remove some

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public officials. Councilor Carmichael Dominguez was reluctant to endorse that sole authority Wednesday. “Allowing the mayor alone to remove city officials, I think, is a dangerous precedent,” he said. “It could open the door to potential misuse of power.” But Councilor Patti Bushee, who is running for mayor next year, pushed for moving up the proposal for giving the mayor a council vote, so that the elected mayor March 4 could begin exercising that power two months after taking office, rather than waiting until 2016 as originally proposed. Contact Tom Sharpe at 986-3080 or tsharpe@

Solar: Utilities nationwide taking note of decision Continued from Page A-1 elsewhere, and a victory in Arizona could create momentum for their policies. Arizona Public Service says homeowners with solar panels are benefiting from the grid’s 24-7 power supply but avoiding much of the costs of maintaining power plants, transmission lines and the distribution system. Under the current system, homeowners are able to cut their bills by selling excess power at full retail price back to APS in a practice called “net metering.” Combined with using the power from the panels themselves, net metering can cut their bills by about two-thirds. APS says that effectively shifts the costs of operating the huge power distribution grid to homes without solar. It is proposing changes that would effectively cut that benefit by either charging more for power that homeowners with solar use or cutting what it pays for the excess solar power sent back to the grid. Existing solar installations would be exempt from the changes for 20 years. The solar industry says APS is worried it will lose revenue if solar continues to grow, and the company’s proposal would decimate the industry by making it a losing proposition to install new solar panels. The industry group, The Alliance for Solar Choice, said APS is misleading the public and just wants to boost its profits. It says APS’s cost-shift estimates of $1,000 a year for each solarequipped home — currently $20 million — leaves out a much larger benefit

that more than offsets that cost. The group cites a study it paid for that says savings on new power plants, reduced investments in new power lines and savings from meeting renewable energy standards actually will save APS $34 million in 2015. “APS is not a ratepayer advocate, and their arguments are absolutely incorrect,” said Bryan Miller, president of Alliance and vice president of public policy for solar company Sunrun Inc. “APS is just trying to eliminate competition.” APS spokesman Jim McDonald said the company has never seen anything like the solar industry ads, saying “they distort the facts, they mischaracterize our proposals and they tell lies about the company. We have to respond.” Many utilities across the nation are pushing the same argument as APS, as is the utilities’ national association, the Edison Electric Institute. Edison made a major television ad buy in the past week that echoes the APS arguments. APS has also poured money into two outside groups that don’t disclose the company’s role. The groups have in turn run negative TV ads against the solar industry. APS later acknowledged its donation to the groups. APS has about 20,000 homes in its service territory with solar panels and the company says 500 more are being added a month. A subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corp., the utility serves 1.1 million home and business customers across Arizona. While APS has supported net metering as a way to boost the industry and meet requirements for

Nurses: 3,000 more needed Continued from Page A-1 aren’t part of a compact providing for multistate licensure for nurses. New Mexico faces a growing demand for medical services because of an aging population and expanded insurance coverage under a federal health care law. More than 200,000 uninsured New Mexicans are expected to gain medical coverage through an expansion of Medicaid starting in January and through an online health Susana insurance exchange. Martinez “By streamlining the requirePlans to ments for nurses seeking to streamline bring their talents and skills to New Mexico, we can further “the requireensure that more New Meximents for cans, especially in rural and nurses seekunderserved areas, will have ing to bring access to the high quality of their talents health care our families and and skills to communities deserve,” Martinez said in a statement. New Mexico.” In preparation for the start of the 2014 legislative session in January, the governor recently outlined several initiatives to help increase the number of health care professionals in the state. The federal government considers all but one of New Mexico’s 33 counties — Los Alamos — areas with a health professional shortage. A report by the Legislative Finance Committee earlier this year said state residents could face growing problems with access to medical care because of the need for 2,000 additional physicians, 3,000 registered nurses and 800 dentists. Linda Siegle, a lobbyist for the New Mexico Nurse Practitioner Council, said nurse practitioners are required in New Mexico to have advanced degrees and training beyond a fouryear bachelor’s degree in nursing. She said the proposed marketing campaign could help New Mexico. “Any education of the public about health care and their access to health care providers is a good thing,” Siegle said. She suggested New Mexico also needs to deal with problems that nurse practitioners can face in obtaining privileges from hospitals to admit patients and see them during their hospital stay. Hospitals make those decisions, and the rules vary from hospital to hospital, Siegle said.

Gilbert Madrid, left, and Nick Martinez carry solar panels to the roof of Amy Biehl Community School at Rancho Viejo during a solar installation project April 8. The nation’s solar industry could be affected by a utility fight over a rooftop project in Arizona. NEW MEXICAN FILE PHOTOS

renewable power, McDonald said the number of users is growing so fast it will soon be unsustainable. “We need to do it now while it’s very manageable,” he said of the proposed changes. “Later on it will be much more difficult.” The state’s ratepayer advocate recommends a small monthly fee imposed on APS customers to offset the costs of running the grid, rather than the change in net metering that APS wants. Catherine Wolfram, co-director of the Energy Institute at the University of California, Berkeley, said APS is right when it says solar users shift

costs to non-solar customers. She said utilities are worried about a vicious cycle — more rooftop solar panels means they have to raise other users’ prices, which drives even more people to solar. She also said the installations are more common in affluent areas, shifting costs to poorer customers. The APS proposal would in effect lower the “subsidies” for solar users and would surely make solar less affordable and cut demand for new installations, Wolfram said. “The viciousness of the fight indicates how high the subsidies have become,” she said.

Retention: Questions arise over costs of Florida reading initiative Continued from Page A-1 back in the hands of the state. The Legislature has never fully supported these efforts. As the state statute now stands, parents receive at least one free pass in refusing to allow a child to be retained. Recent data from the Legislative Finance Committee and Public Education Department, presented to the Education Study Committee on Wednesday, indicate that in school year 2011-12, there were 25,250 thirdgraders enrolled in New Mexico schools, and about 22 percent were at risk of being retained. In the end, just 287 were retained. The governor often has said that as many as 80 percent of New Mexico’s third-graders cannot read proficiently. Skandera said the bill she and Martinez will push will be very similar to last year’s bill, though the language will more clearly define “habitual truancy,” which refers to students who have missed more than 10 days of school in one school year. Skandera said those students will not be given a pass if they need remediation. The main attraction Wednesday was a presentation about the effects of Florida’s 10-yearold remediation and promotion policy, presented by Marcus Winters, an assistant professor at the College of Education at the University of Colorado and a Senior Fellow with the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. Pulling data from several thousand students over a decade, Winters’ research indicates Florida students who were held back in the third grade made “substantial” academic gains through the seventh grade. He said he felt more

confident about his study than other such research because it utilizes “regression discontinuity.” That means he compared the later academic outcomes of third-graders from 2003 who barely passed the third-grade exam, and still moved forward, with the outcomes of those who barely failed the test, and stayed behind, based on the difference of just a few test questions. Thus, he said, the comparison is more “apples to apples” than the “apples to oranges” approach of studying the academic success of all students who were retained and all who were promoted. Winters’ research made it clear that Florida’s strong intervention measures — mandatory summer school, an additional 90 minutes of daily reading instruction, individual academic improvement plans and a “high-performing teacher” for students who were held back — made all the difference in whether they succeeded in school in later years. But several legislators who have voiced opposition to statemandated retention policies questioned whether remediation and intervention were the factors that led to higher achievement levels, rather than retention. Winters acknowledged as much: “I think it’s likely retention is playing a large role here, but I can’t prove it,” he said. Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto, D-Albuquerque, asked Winters if his report included comparisons with any other states. When Winters said no, IveySoto suggested he find “a couple more state laboratories … to see if you get the same results.” Rep. Mimi Stewart, D-Albuquerque, asked Winters how much Florida has invested in

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this program. When he said he did not know, she cited one study that suggested it was as much as $700 million each school year. “I sure wish we had $700 million a year to do these interventions,” she said. Over the years, analysts have suggested the cost per child for Florida’s efforts ranges from as low as $150 per child per year to several thousand dollars per student. One 2012 news report estimated the cost at $130 million per year. In past years, Gov. Martinez has offered up to $13.5 million in new money to support her plan in New Mexico. Several pro-retention members of the committee, including Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Texico, and Rep. Jimmie Hall, R-Albuquerque, said the state must set a “pressure point” for schools to ensure that kids know how to read before moving to the next level. Skandera noted that Tennessee, which has been rising in national education rankings, recently passed legislation allowing the state to hold students back. Winters said he will continue to study Florida’s plan, including its impact on graduation rates and whether retention stigmatizes a child. Asked about reports indicating that students who are held back are more likely to drop out of high school, he said that is more true of eighth- and ninthgraders than of third-graders.

Charges: Reasons for rise unclear Continued from Page A-1 Reasons for the increase were not immediately clear. Immigration prosecutions across the nation have risen sharply during the Obama administration. But New Mexico had seen declines the previous three years. At the current pace, the center projects the district will have prosecuted an estimated 6,544 cases by the end of the federal fiscal year, which ended September 30 — more than at any time since at least 1986, the earliest numbers available. U.S. Justice Department data for September were not yet available. “It’s not surprising that immigration prosecutions are up,” said Sue Long, a co-author of the report and a statistics professor at Syracuse University. “What was surprising was how different the patterns were …particularly in New Mexico because it had been declining for years and then it shot up.” New Mexico ranked fourth overall in total immigration prosecutions, behind the Southern District of Texas (Houston) with 31,000, the Western District of Texas (San Antonio) with 22,970, and Arizona with 21,000, according to the report. The increase in New Mexico came as two other districts bordering Mexico fell. Arizona saw the nation’s biggest drop, with 22 percent fewer prosecutions, and the Southern District of California saw a 13 percent decrease. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Mexico said it couldn’t immediately comment on the data, and the Federal Public Defender Organization for New Mexico didn’t immediately return a phone call. The numbers don’t necessarily mean more undocumented immigrants are coming through New Mexico. When an immigrant is caught entering the United States illegally in New Mexico, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol classifies the person as entering through the El Paso sector. Long said it’s up to the Office of the U.S. Attorney to determine how and where it wants to prosecute. The lead charges against the immigrants in New Mexico’s judicial district are re-entry of a deportee, with 2,974 charges, and illegal entry, with 2,822, according to TRAC’s report. Nationwide, illegal entry was the top charge, with 50,683 recorded prosecutions, the report states. A total of 90,806 immigration prosecutions have been registered nationally so far, and the report predicts that at that pace, up to 99,000 prosecutions will be reported by the end of the fiscal year, about a 7.7 percent increase. The percentage increase in New Mexico surprised some immigrant rights groups that have considered the state immigrant friendly. Juan Carlos Deoses, a leader with New Mexico Dreamers in Action, a group advocating for immigration reform, said it’s shocking to know New Mexico had the fastest growth in criminal immigration prosecutions. Marcela Diaz, an organizer with Somos Un Pueblo Unido, an immigrant workers rights group, said it was surprising to find that Arizona’s percentage declined while New Mexico’s percentage increased dramatically. “Basically, they’re continuing to criminalize immigration,” she said. “We can’t stress enough that what the federal government likes to call criminal aliens are family members who are contributing to our economy, and they’re being criminalized.” U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, the lead investigative agency in the criminal immigration prosecutions, contributed 95 percent of the total number of cases in New Mexico, according to the report. Long said immigration enforcement agencies such as Customs and Border Patrol have received more funding and staffing under the Obama administration, which could explain the increase in cases. She added that if an immigrant is found guilty of the criminal charges, he or she could be deported. Contact Uriel J. Garcia at 986-3062 or ugarcia@ Follow him on Twitter at @ujohnnyg.


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Study: World wars, ozone treaty slowed global warming Geoscience. Yet the decline in ozonedepleting substances is probSociety has slowed down ably just one of several factors global warming several times behind the hiatus. Scientists over the last century without have probed other possibilities, even trying, new research says. including naturally occurring A study found that the rate of cycles such as El Niño and La global warming has ratcheted Niña, aerosols in the atmodown in response to major sphere and record heat uptake world events, including the two by the world’s oceans. world wars, the Great DepresThe study tied some of the sion and, most recently, a global recent slowdown to changing ban on ozone-depleting subfarming practices in Asia. The stances. introduction of chemical fertilResearchers attribute the izers and more efficient water most recent slowdown, since use in rice cultivation has had the late 1990s, at least in part to a cooling effect since the midthe decline in emissions of chlo1990s by cutting emissions of rofluorocarbons, greenhouse methane, a potent greenhouse gases that were phased out gas that is much more effective under the 1989 Montreal Protocol. The international treaty was at trapping heat than carbon dioxide. not intended to fight climate Looking back on history, change, but to protect the atmothe analysis linked a previous sphere’s ozone layer. slowdown in global warming “As a byproduct, we got these between the 1930s and the 1950s reductions in warming,” said Francisco Estrada, an economist to an unparalleled drop in carbon dioxide emissions as ecoat the Center for Atmospheric Sciences at the National Auton- nomic growth faltered during World War I, the Great Depresomous University of Mexico, sion and World War II. who conducted the statistical The rate of warming started analysis with colleagues in the to climb again starting around United States and the Nether1960, a reflection of the sharp lands. rise in carbon emissions from The cooling effect was small industrial activity in the boombut noticeable. Without the ing post-war economy, accordozone treaty, the study found, ing to the study. temperatures could have been In a way the findings are 0.18 degrees warmer than they encouraging, Estrada said, are today. showing that human intervenThe study is one of the latest tion can ease climate change, trying to explain the so-called even inadvertently. But they global warming hiatus, a slowdown in the rise of surface tem- should not be a reason for complacency when it comes to peratures over the last 15 years. getting greenhouse gas levels “Paradoxically, the recent decrease in warming, presented under control, he added. “If things keep going the way by global warming skeptics as they are, carbon dioxide emisproof that humankind cannot sions will completely erase this affect the climate system, is slowdown in warming,” Estrada shown to have a direct human said. “This might be only a temorigin,” says the study, pubporary relief.” lished in the journal Nature

Regulations delayed 45 years after first recommendation By Joan Lowy

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — After a drunken driver on a California highway back in 1968 slammed into a bus carrying passengers to Las Vegas, Nev., killing 19, investigators said a lack of seat belts contributed to the high death toll. But 45 years later, safety advocates are still waiting for the government to act on seat belts and other measures to protect bus passengers. Over the years, the National Transportation Safety Board has repeated its call for seat belts or some other means to keep passengers in their seats during crashes involving the large buses used for tours, charters and intercity passenger service. About half of all such motorcoach fatalities are the result of rollovers, and about 70 percent of those killed in rollover accidents were ejected from the bus. The board also has repeatedly recommended stronger windows that don’t pop out from the force of a collision and help keep passengers from being ejected, and roofs that withstand crushing. Those recommendations are nearly as old as the seat belt recommendation. No requirements have been put in place, even though all have long been standard safety features in cars. Hundreds of motorcoach passengers have died and even more have been injured, many severely, since the board made its initial recommendations. Victims have included college baseball players in Atlanta, Vietnamese churchgoers in Texas, skiers in Utah, gamblers returning to New York’s Chinatown, and members of a high school girls’ soccer team en route to a playoff match. “In 1998, my father was launched like a missile [out] a bus window and landed on his head on pavement. He is now permanently brain damaged

A charter bus carrying the Bluffton University baseball team from Ohio plunged off a highway ramp in Atlanta and slammed into the Interstate 75 pavement below in March 2007. Five players, the bus driver and his wife were killed. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO

and cannot even take care of himself,” one woman wrote regulators, urging them to act. “This issue has been around for decades and it needs to change, now, before more people die or are severely injured like my father.” In 2009, the safety board said government inaction was partly responsible for the severity of injuries in a rollover crash near Mexican Hat, Utah, which killed 9 skiers and injured 43. Then-Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood promised the department would act to improve motorcoach safety, including requiring seat belts. Last year, when that still hadn’t happened, Congress wrapped bus safety improvements into a larger transportation bill, which was signed into law. Regulations requiring seat belts on new buses were due in September, but are still under review by the White House Office of Management and Budget. Other regulations on windows and roofs are due by Sept. 30, 2014, but safety advocates said they doubt the government will meet that deadline since it is less than a year away and regulations haven’t even been proposed, let alone made final. A spokeswoman for the National Highway Traffic

Safety Administration didn’t reply to an Associated Press request for an explanation of the holdup. “Consumers have come to expect seatbelts in all motor vehicles; the regulator needs to get with the program and establish requirements that are long overdue. This is a simple issue: restraints save lives,” NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman told the AP. The delays are “unacceptable,” said Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, co-author of the bus safety provisions. He noted “safety measures like seatbelts are neither exotic nor complicated, and they are not new.” Motorcoaches typically cost between $350,000 and $500,000, according to the American Bus Association. Seat belts would add about $13,000 to the price of a new bus. Safety advocates compare the buses to commercial airlines, which have even fewer deaths and injuries but still require passengers to buckle up. The nation’s fleet of 29,000

commercial buses transports over 700 million passengers a year, roughly equivalent to the U.S. airline industry. So far this year, 23 people have been killed and 329 injured in crashes, according to the organization’s unofficial tally. Commercial bus operators fought seat belts for decades, but opposition began to weaken after a high-profile accident in 2007 in which a bus carrying Ohio’s Bluffton University baseball team plummeted off a highway overpass near Atlanta. Five players, the bus driver and his wife were killed. Twentyeight others were injured, including some students who are still trying to put their lives back together seven years later, said John Betts of Bryan, Ohio, whose son, David, was among those killed.


including H7N9, which was first identified in China in April, have also caused concern but none has so far mutated into a form able to spread easily among people. By Maria Cheng “The question again is The Associated Press what would it take for these LONDON — A strain of bird viruses to evolve into a panflu that scientists thought could demic strain?” wrote Marion not infect people has shown up Koopmans, a virologist at the National Institute for Public in a Taiwanese woman, a nasty Health and the Environment surprise that shows scientists in the Netherlands, in a commust do more to spot worrimentary accompanying the new some flu strains before they ignite a global outbreak, doctors report. She said it was worrying that say. scientists had no early warnOn a more hopeful front, ing signals that such new bird a company on Wednesday flus could be a problem until reported encouraging results humans fell ill. from its first human tests of a Scientists often monitor possible vaccine against a difbirds to see which viruses are ferent type of bird flu that has killing them, in an attempt to been spreading through Asia guess which flu strains might be since first appearing in China last spring that is feared to have troublesome for humans — but neither H6N1 nor H7N9 make pandemic potential. The woman, 20, was hospital- birds very sick. Koopmans called for ized in May with a lung infecincreased surveillance of animal tion. After being treated with flu viruses and more research Tamiflu and antibiotics, she was released. One of her throat into predicting which viruses might cause a global crisis. swabs was sent to the Taiwan “We can surely do better than Centres for Disease Control. Experts there identified it as the to have human beings as sentinels,” she wrote. H6N1 bird flu, widely circulatThe vaccine news is on the ing in chickens on the island. H7N9 bird flu that has infected The patient, who was not at least 137 people and killed at identified, worked in a deli and least 45 since last spring. had no known connection to Scientists from Novavax Inc., live birds. Investigators couldn’t figure out how she was infected. a Gaithersburg, Md., company, say tests on 284 people sugBut they noted several of her gest that after two shots of the close family and friends also vaccine, most made antibodies developed flu-like symptoms at a level that usually confers after spending time with her, protection. though none tested positive “They gave a third of the for H6N1. The research was usual dose and yet had antibodpublished online Thursday in ies in over 80 percent,” said an the journal Lancet Respiratory expert not connected with the Medicine. Since the H5N1 bird flu strain work, Dr. Greg Poland of the Mayo Clinic. “This is encouragfirst broke out in southern ing news. We’ve struggled to China in 1996, public health make vaccines quickly enough officials have been nervously monitoring its progress — it has against novel viruses,” he said. Results were published online so far killed more than by the New England Journal of 600 people, mostly in Asia. Medicine. Several other bird flu strains,


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LOCAL NEWS Council OKs southwest annexation term planning, said the city has put up 15 signs announcing the proposed annexation, sent out The city of Santa Fe will have 9,000 letters to property own13,000 new people by early next ers in the area, held three open year as the result of the City houses and held a public hearing Council approving the annexabefore the Planning Commission. tion of 4,100 acres to the southA fiscal impact report estimates west of the existing city limits on the annexation will mean Wednesday. $9.8 million in new costs over four City Clerk Yolanda Vigil said years — $4.2 million in operating/ she should have the annexation personnel costs and $5.6 million in completed by early January, mean- one-time capital costs. ing those new city residents who It also estimates the annexation are registered to vote can do so in will mean $2 million in new tax the March 4 municipal election. revenues a year — $1.7 million in The property to be annexed new property tax revenues and in the phase approved Monday $300,000 in gross receipts tax. includes six areas south and east Property owners in the annexaof N.M. 599 and north and west of tion area will see a 10 percent rise Interstate 25. in residential property taxes and a They include areas contiguous 13 percent hike for commercial and with the Agua Fría Traditional vacant properties, the report says. Historic Community, the Santa Fe The move for the latest National Airport, Tierra Contenta annexation began in 2008 with a and the Las Soleras tract where agreement between the city and N.M. 599 and I-25 come together. county over lands to be annexed Reed Liming, director for long- to the city, covering issues such By Tom Sharpe

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Moccasin rock Pueblo woman’s campaign celebrates Native culture

By Uriel Garcia

The New Mexican


s a way to honor American Indian culture, a social media campaign is asking both Native and non-Native people across the the world to wear their moccasins all day on Friday. The campaign, known as “Rock Your Mocs,” started in 2011 as a Facebook event created by Laguna Pueblo 21-year-old Jessica “Jaylyn” Atsye as a way to show American Indian cultural pride. She created a Facebook fan page in August 2012 that has, as of Wednesday, attracted more than 13,500 “likes” from people around the world. People are encouraged to wear moccasins to their jobs, schools or anywhere else this Friday and post pictures on social networks such as Twitter. The campaign is asking that social media users label their photos with the hashtag #RYM2013 to identify participants on Twitter or Instagram. The reason why Atsye chose moccasins as part of the social media campaign is because

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Matthew McQueen, a lawyer from Galisteo who has been involved with various environmental and community groups, announced Wednesday that he’s running for the Democratic nomination for the House District 50 seat. In a news release, McQueen, 46, took a swipe at Vickie Perea, a Valencia County Republican whom Gov. Susana Martinez recently appointed to fill out the term of the late Rep. Stephen Easley, who was a Democratic from Santa Fe County. “Despite the governor’s decision Matthew to appoint a right-wing politician McQueen that is more in line with her own agenda than the district’s values, I am ready to offer the residents of House District 50 the independent leadership that they have consistently chosen in the past,” he said. He promised to “provide the residents of House District 50 with an independent voice equal to that of the late Rep. Stephen Easley …” McQueen had applied for the vacant House seat after Easley’s death. However, the Santa Fe County Commission instead nominated another applicant, Ann Jenkins, a Democrat from Eldorado who is a retired information manager for a pharmaceutical company. Jenkins, who also was nominated by the Bernalillo County Commission, said at the time she might run for the House seat even if Martinez didn’t appoint her. McQueen is a member of the board of directors for the Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce, the Galisteo Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association and the Galisteo Community Association. He has previously served on the Santa Fe River Commission, the Bureau of Land Management Resource Advisory Council, the Santa Fe County Open Land, Trails & Parks Advisory Committee and the Galisteo Community Planning Committee. McQueen, who has lived in New Mexico for 17 years, is married to Caroline Seigel, an art appraiser. The couple is expecting a child. Perea, 67, is a former Democrat who once served on the Albuquerque City Council. Perea, who had been considered a socially conservative Democrat, switched parties in 2004 over issues such as abortion. The expansive District 50 includes areas southeast of Santa Fe and stretches southward to include parts of Bernalillo, Valencia and Torrance counties. More than half the votes cast in the district last year came from Santa Fe County. Democrats in the district outnumber Republicans, with about 46 percent of registered voters to 33 percent as of Sept. 30, according to the Secretary of State’s Office. Easley in 2012 won the seat with nearly 56 percent of the vote. Easley died unexpectedly in August in the middle of his first term. Contact Steve Terrell at Read his political blog at

Members of Native American Women Warriors show off their moccasins during the New York City Veterans Day Parade on the ‘Rock Your Mocs’ Facebook page.

she “realized a majority of Native and indigenous [people] share the same type of shoe and wistfully thought it would be cool,” she said in a news release. The event falls during National Native American Heritage Month, which started in 1990 as a monthlong celebration of American Indian culture. Atsye picked Nov. 15 as the date for the campaign as a coincidence, but local tribe members have been promoting the event as another option to honor Native culture. Even though it’s not an official schoolsponsored event, teachers at the Santa Fe Indian School have promoted the social media campaign to students. Christie Abeyta, a teacher at the school, said school administrators recently discussed making the “Rock Your Mocs” campaign an official school event for 2014. “I feel it’s important to have those type of events that showcase and celebrate indigenous [culture],” she said. “We are having our students having recognize the event.” Jo Christen, owner of the store Tee-Nee-

ments for eight years and worked 12 years as chief administrative officer for the city of Albuquerque. In 2010, he finished second in a field of five in the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor, placing behind former state party Lawrence Rael, a longtime gov- chairman Brian Colón. Rael will join what is becomernment administrator who ran ing a large field of Democratic for lieutenant governor in 2010, candidates for governor next confirmed Wednesday that he will soon announce his candidacy year. Announced candidates include Attorney General Gary for governor. King; state Sens. Linda Lopez of “I’m going to announce,” Rael, Albuquerque and Howie Morales a Democrat, said Wednesday. “We’re heading in that direction. It of Silver City; and Santa Fe author and consultant Alan Webber. will be pretty soon. I’m just makThe winner will face Republiing calls and talking to people.” Rael, 55, resigned last month as can Gov. Susana Martinez, who is not expected to have a primary executive director of the federal opponent. Farm Service Agency in New Rael was born in Santa Fe and Mexico. Previously he served raised in rural Sile, N.M. He lives as the executive director for the in Los Ranchos near AlbuquerMid-Region Council of Govern-

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Ann Trading Company, 923 Cerrillos Road, said her store is available to sell moccasins to would-be event participants. “I always welcome anything that helps business,” she said. Atyse said she hopes the event “will reach even further worldwide and inspire cultural pride for Native Americans wherever they may be, as well as anyone who would just like to participate in a fun way of celebrating National Native American Heritage Month.” She added that she’s been contacted through Facebook by people from as far away as Canada and New Zealand who have told her they will participate in the campaign. The event has been adopted by people across the United States who are hosting events of their own. The Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma, for instance, will host a free class Friday for participants to create their own pair of moccasins. Fore more information on the event, go to

Brewer buys land for growing hops Santa Fe Brewing Co. has purchased land in Northern New Mexico where it plans to grow its own hops. The company announced that it bought a 7.5-acre Rio Grande riverfront property in Rinconada, northeast of Española, in September from a local tree farmer. The Santa Fe Brewing Hop Farm will grow traditional hops such as Cascade as well as native varieties that will be used for limited edition beers, according to a news release. “The property is not large enough to source all of our hops but we are excited to be self sus-

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tainable for some of our beers,” company president Brian Lock said. “Our current plan is to use the hops for brewing wet hop beers. Wet hop beers use fresh hop flowers straight off the vine rather than the dried hops that are used in traditional beers. Using our own estate grown hops will set us apart from many other craft breweries.” While the hops farm won’t yield a usable crop until the fall of 2015, the farming process has already begun with the property being prepared for the planting of its first hop rhizomes this spring. Santa Fe Brewing, New Mexico’s oldest existing brewery, has distribution throughout New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Nevada, Kansas and Missouri.

Gov. Susana Martinez is not enthusiastic about a plan that would require the state of New Mexico to pay $4 million a year for 10 years to help fund upgrades and maintenance of railroad tracks used by Amtrak’s Southwest Chief. Amtrak officials have said that three states along the historic passenger route between Chicago and Los Angeles would have to chip in for these expenses or the Southwest Chief will have to be rerouted. The other states are Colorado and Kansas. “We’re happy to discuss various proposals around this important issue,” Martinez said in a statement to The New Mexican on Wednesday, “but Amtrak was created and funded by Congress since its inception, and thus, any agreement should not stick the taxpayers of New Mexico with a large tab. According to the New Mexico [Department of Transportation], the state has never provided state funds for Amtrak service. We’re willing to work together on this issue, but any agreement needs to take that reality into account.” The possibility that the Southwest Chief might no longer run through Lamy was discussed Tuesday by a legislative committee. Amtrak officials have said that without a deal on track improvements the passenger route might be rerouted through Wichita, Kan., and Amarillo, Texas. That potential change would come if it can’t reach a new agreement by 2016 regarding track conditions, Amtrak has said. Among the historic passenger train stations that might be left obsolete is the one in Lamy, southeast of Santa Fe, which has been the stop for train passengers heading in and out of Santa Fe since 1879. Communities in northeastern New Mexico as well as Colorado and Kansas have been pressing for a costsharing agreement among the three states along with Amtrak and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad, which owns most of the tracks. A spokesman for the railroad told lawmakers Tuesday that BNSF has not made a decision on whether such an arrangement is feasible. The proposed new route for the passenger train would cut out western Kansas, Colorado and north-

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Only 172 enroll on health exchange in New Mexico signed up for a health plan The Associated Press offered by a private insurer through the exchange from Fewer than 200 New Oct. 1 to Nov. 2, and 4,055 appliMexicans signed up for health cations have been completed, insurance plans through a which would lead to about troubled federal online market- 7,500 people being covered by place during its first month of insurance. Some applications operation, the Obama adminis- cover more than one person in tration reported Wednesday. a household. Nationwide, fewer than Overall, 4,249 New Mexi27,000 people enrolled. cans were found to be eligible The announcement by the to enroll through the marketU.S. Department of Health and place, with about a third of Human Services confirmed those qualifying for federal the disappointing enrollment subsidies to lower monthly that New Mexico officials had premiums. An additional 3,552 expected because of comindividuals were determined puter glitches that hampered to be eligible for taxpayerthe start of the federal health financed health care through insurance exchange. Medicaid, which is being expanded in New Mexico “Everybody is pretty frusstarting in January to cover trated with the feds,” said more low-income adults. Dr. J.R. Damron, chairman of the governing board of New New Mexico exchange offiMexico’s state-run insurance cials had established a goal exchange that is handling of enrolling 83,000 uninsured enrollment of small businesses. people during the first year of Fellow board member Jason operation of the federal and state online systems. About a Sandel expressed a harsher fifth of New Mexico’s populaview and said he wants the state to more quickly take over tion under age 65 lacks health insurance — among the highenrolling individuals rather est uninsured rates in the than waiting for the federal country. website to be fixed. “Will we get 83,000? We’re “I don’t have any great hope not sure because these techthat something is going to nical glitches on the federal significantly improve in the next month or two. And at the website are holding us back as well as every other state,” end of the day, we have to get said Damron. “Until they get it people enrolled on insurance. fixed, it’s pretty disappointing.” The infrastructure that’s in place today, as I know it, isn’t He said the state exchange sufficient, isn’t adequate and website is being updated to has been a failure,” said Sanallow individuals to review the del. “The success of the New insurance plans offered in New Mexico exchange is entirely Mexico and make preliminary dependent upon getting tens of price comparisons. thousands people enrolled as However, individuals won’t quickly as possible.” be able to go through the The board had decided to enrollment process or make a rely for a year on the federal final determination of the fedsystem for individuals because eral premium subsidies they there wasn’t enough time to could receive. have the state-run online sysDamron expressed doubts tem ready to handle the larger that the state-run exchange’s volume of individuals. computer system could be The federal agency said expanded more rapidly to 172 individuals in New Mexico handle individuals. By Barry Massey


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In brief Rollover closes I-25 on-ramp A rollover accident shut down the northbound ramp onto Interstate 25 from St. Francis Drive shortly before the Wednesday afternoon rush hour, the Santa Fe Police Department said. Celina Westervelt, a spokesperson for the police department, said that at about 3 p.m. a truck hauling three vehicles flipped while making the turn onto I-25 from St. Francis Drive. Westervelt said the 54-year-old male driver and his 51-year-old wife — both from Colorado — were uninjured. The driver had not been cited as of 4:40 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. An alert issued by the city advised motorists seeking to access northbound I-25 to use Old Pecos Trail or Cerrillos Road. St. Francis Drive itself is not closed, but emergency crews dealing with the accident scene may delay traffic. The ramp was reopened at 6:30 p.m.

town was on track last month to collect just $35,000. “This plan obviously didn’t work the way we thought it would work,” Taos Mayor Darren Córdova said at a Tuesday meeting.

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Taos Public Library users who paid a $10 fee this year to check out books may be able to ask for a refund, according to The Taos News. The Taos Town Council unanimously directed town staff to rescind the fee, which went into effect July 1. The fee applied only to anyone who lived outside the town boundaries and who wanted to check out library materials. The town instituted the fee after it said it did not have the funds to support library operations without making significant cuts. However, the $10 charge has only raised a fraction of what the town had anticipated in its first months. Rather than bring in the predicted $120,000, the



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Next generation of biofuels is still years away By Jonathan Fahey The Associated Press

Dirty truth about ethanol Environmentalist Craig Cox looks at a corn field July 20 near Ames, Iowa. ‘This is an ecological disaster,’ said Cox, with the Environmental Working Group, a natural ally of the president that, like others, finds itself at odds with the White House. Higher corn prices due to demand for the crop to produce ethanol has led to more acres planted and stream pollution from fertilizer runoff. PHOTOS BY CHARLIE RIEDEL/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


By Dina Cappiello and Matt Apuzzo The Associated Press

CORYDON, Iowa he hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America’s push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply. Even the cemetery that disappeared like an apparition into a cornfield. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. With the Iowa political caucuses on the horizon in 2007, presidential candidate Barack Obama made homegrown corn a centerpiece of his plan to slow global warming. When President George W. Bush signed a law that year requiring oil companies to add billions of gallons of ethanol to their gasoline each year, Bush predicted it would make the country “stronger, cleaner and more secure.” But the ethanol era has proven far more damaging to the environment than politicians promised and much worse than the government admits today. As farmers rushed to find new places to plant corn, they wiped out millions of acres of conservation land, destroyed habitat and contaminated water supplies, an Associated Press investigation found. Five million acres of land set aside for conservation — more than Yellowstone, Everglades and Yosemite National Parks combined — have been converted on Obama’s watch. Landowners filled in wetlands. They plowed into pristine prairies, releasing carbon dioxide that had been locked in the soil. Sprayers pumped out billions of pounds of fertilizer, some of which seeped into drinking water, polluted rivers and worsened the huge dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico where marine life can’t survive. The consequences are so severe that environmentalists and many scientists have now rejected corn-based ethanol as bad environmental policy. But the Obama administration stands by it, highlighting its benefits to the farming industry rather than any negative consequences. All energy comes at a cost. The environmental consequences of drilling for oil and natural gas are well documented and severe. But in the president’s push to reduce greenhouse gases and curtail global warming, his administration has allowed so-called green energy to do not-so-green things. In some cases, such as the decision


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The numbers behind the ethanol mandate have become so unworkable that, for the first time, the EPA is soon expected to reduce the amount of ethanol required to be added to the gasoline supply. An unusual coalition of big oil companies, environmental groups and food companies is pushing the government to go even further and reconsider the entire ethanol program. Erosion is seen in a field of soybeans But the Obama administration stands by July 26 that was converted to row crops the mandate and rarely acknowledges that near Corydon, Iowa. green energy requires any trade-offs. “There is no question air quality, water quality is benefiting from this industry,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told ethanol lobbyists recently. But the administration has never conducted studies to determine whether that’s true. Fertilizer, for instance, can make drinking water toxic. Children are especially susceptible to nitrate poisoning, which causes “blue baby” syndrome and can be deadly. Between 2005 and 2010, corn farmers increased their use of nitrogen fertilizer by more than a billion pounds. More recent to allow wind farms that sometimes kill data isn’t available from the Agriculture eagles, the administration accepts environmental costs because they pale in com- Department, but conservative projections parison to the havoc global warming could suggest another billion-pound increase since then. ultimately cause. In the Midwest, where corn is the domiIn the case of ethanol, the administration nant crop, some are sounding alarms. believes it must encourage the development The Des Moines Water Works has faced of next-generation biofuels that will somehigh nitrate levels for many years in the day be cleaner and greener than today’s. Des Moines and Raccoon rivers, which “That is what you give up if you don’t supply drinking water to 500,000 people. recognize that renewable fuels have some Typically, when pollution is too high in one place here,” EPA administrator Gina river, workers draw from the other. McCarthy said. “All renewable fuels are not “This year, unfortunately the nitrate corn ethanol.” levels in both rivers were so high that it But next-generation biofuels haven’t created an impossibility for us,” said Bill been living up to expectations. And the Stowe, the utility’s general manager. government’s predictions on ethanol have For three months this summer, huge proven so inaccurate that independent purifiers churned around the clock to meet scientists question whether it will ever demand for safe, clean water. achieve its central environmental goal: Obama’s support for ethanol dates to his reducing greenhouse gases. time as a senator form Illinois, the nation’s That makes the hidden costs even more second-largest corn producer. significant. These days, when administration offi“They’re raping the land,” said Bill Alley, cials discuss ethanol, they often frame it as a Democratic member of the board of an economic program for rural America, supervisors in Wayne County, Iowa, which not an environmental policy. now bears little resemblance to the rolling When Obama gave a major speech in cow pastures shown in postcards sold at a June on reducing greenhouse gas, biofuels Corydon town pharmacy. received only a passing reference.

Scientists question whether ethanol will ever achieve its central environmental goal: reducing greenhouse gases.

“ They’re raping the land.”

Bill Alley, Democratic member of the board of supervisors in Wayne County, Iowa

NEW YORK — The first trickle of fuels made from agricultural waste is finally winding its way into the nation’s energy supply, after years of broken promises and hype promoting a next-generation fuel source cleaner than oil. But as refineries churn out this so-called cellulosic fuel, it has become clear, even to the industry’s allies, that the benefits remain, as ever, years away. The failure so far of cellulosic fuel is central to the debate over corn-based ethanol, a centerpiece of America’s green-energy strategy. Ethanol from corn has proven far more damaging to the environment than the government predicted, and cellulosic fuel hasn’t emerged as a replacement. “A lot of people were willing to go with corn ethanol because it’s a bridge product,” said Silvia Secchi, an agricultural economist at Southern Illinois University. But until significant cellulosic fuel materializes, she said, “It’s a bridge to nowhere.” Cellulosics were the linchpin of part of a landmark 2007 energy law that required oil companies to blend billions of gallons of biofuel into America’s gasoline supply. The quota was to be met first by corn ethanol and then, in later years, by more fuels made with nonfood sources. It hasn’t worked out. “Cellulosic has been five years away for 20 years now,” said Nathanael Greene, a biofuels expert at the Natural Resources Defense Council. “Now the first projects are up and running, but actually it’s still five years away.” Cellulosic makers are expected to turn out at most 6 million gallons of fuel this year, the government says. That’s enough fuel to meet U.S. demand for 11 minutes. It’s less than 1 percent of what Congress initially required to be on the market this year. Corn ethanol is essentially as simple to make as moonshine but requires fossil fuels to plant, grow and distill. For that reason, it has limited environmental benefits and some drastic side effects. Cellulosic biofuels, meanwhile, are made from grass, municipal waste or the woody, non-edible parts of plants — all of which take less land and energy to produce. Cellulosics offer a huge reduction in greenhouse gases compared with petroleum-based fuels and they don’t use food sources. In Vero Beach, Fla., for example, agricultural waste and trash are being turned into ethanol. In Columbus, Miss., yellow pine wood chips are being turned into gasoline and diesel. In Emmetsburg, Iowa, and Hugoton, Kan., construction is nearly complete on large refineries that will turn corncobs, leaves and stalks into ethanol. But despite the mandate and government subsidies, cellulosic fuels haven’t performed. This year will be the fourth in a row the biofuels industry failed by large margins to meet

Cellulosic makers are expected to turn out this year enough fuel to meet U.S. demand for 11 minutes. required targets for cellulosic biofuels. “Has it taken longer than we expected? Yes,” acknowledges Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The Obama administration’s annual estimates of cellulosic fuel production have proven wildly inaccurate. In 2010, the administration projected 5 million gallons would be available. In 2011, it raised the projection to 6.6 million. Both years, the total was zero. The administration defended its projections, saying it was trying to use the biofuel law as a way to promote development of cellulosic fuel. But the projections were so far off that, in January, a federal appeals court said the administration improperly let its “aspirations” for cellulosic fuel influence its analysis. Even with the first few plants running, supporters acknowledge there is almost no chance to meet the law’s original yearly targets that top out at 16 billion gallons by 2022. “It’s simply not plausible,” said Jeremy Martin, a biofuels expert at the Union of Concerned Scientists. “2030 is the soonest you can anticipate it to be at that level.” The EPA is weighing how deeply to reduce targets for cellulosic fuels for next year and beyond. Biofuel supporters want higher targets to spur investment in new facilities. Opponents want low targets to reflect what’s available in the market and the chronic underperformance of cellulosic makers. Cellulosic’s great promise will likely be enough to keep it in the Obama administration’s favor. “There seems to be recognition among the administration that cellulosic fuels haven’t met the targets, but there’s still support for them,” said Timothy Cheung, an analyst at ClearView Energy Partners, a Washington research and consulting firm. Cellulosic fuels have lagged expectations for several reasons. For one, expectations were simply set too high. To attract support from Washington and money from investors, the industry underestimated and understated the difficulty of turning cellulose into fuel. Cellulose is the stuff that makes plants strong, and it has evolved over several hundred million years to resist being broken down by heat, chemicals or microbes. That makes it difficult to produce these fuels fast enough, cheap enough or on a large enough scale to make economic sense.

Industry takes aim at Associated Press ethanol investigation The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A new Associated Press investigation, which found that ethanol hasn’t lived up to some of the government’s clean-energy promises, is drawing a fierce response from the ethanol industry. In an unusual campaign, ethanol producers, corn growers and its lobbying and public relations firms have criticized and sought to alter the story, which was released to some outlets earlier and started being published online and in newspapers Tuesday. The Agriculture secretary, Tom Vilsack, told the Des Moines Register that the AP project included “a number of inaccuracies and errors.” Vilsack said farmers were engaged in other conservation practices, including wetland reserve programs, wildlife habitat incentive programs and EQIP, a program that helps farmers adopt conser-

vation practices. The industry’s efforts, which began one week before the AP project was being published and broadcast, included distributing fill-in-the-blank letters to newspapers editors that call the AP’s report “rife with errors.” Industry officials emailed newspapers and other media, referring to AP’s report as a “smear,” ”hatchet job” and “more dumpster fire than journalism.” “We find it to be just flabbergasting. There is probably more truth in this week’s National Enquirer than AP’s story,” said Geoff Cooper, vice president of research and analysis for the Renewable Fuels Association in a press call with reporters Monday criticizing the investigation. The economic stakes for the industry are significant. Congress is working on legislation to do away with the corn-based portion of the mandate, which required oil companies to blend

billions of gallons of ethanol into their gasoline. Big Oil is pumping big money into the effort. The Obama administration, a strong defender of biofuels, is soon expected to slightly ease the law’s requirements. Overnight, such changes would eliminate a huge source of the demand for ethanol, reduce profits for farmers and ethanol producers and likely lower the price of corn. The AP’s investigation is based on government data, interviews and observations. It highlights what many researchers have published in peerreviewed journals and is consistent with reports to Congress by the Environmental Protection Agency about ethanol’s environment toll. “The AP’s reporting on this important topic is a result of months of work and review of documents, and interviews of experts and people on all sides of the public policy debate about this energy resource,” said Mike

Oreskes, AP’s vice president and senior managing editor. “We stand behind our reporting and welcome further insights and discussion.” Specifically, the ethanol industry disputed AP’s findings that as farmers rushed to find new places to plant corn, they wiped out millions of acres of conservation land and destroyed habitat. The industry said the primary driver for such losses was Congress lowering the number acres allowed in conservation, not ethanol. It also cited a Dutch study, which was not peerreviewed and found that urban sprawl internationally was responsible for greater loss of grassland than biofuels. In addition to citing the Agriculture Department’s figures of more than 5 million acres of conservation land transformed under the Obama administration from grass field back into farmland, the AP analyzed U.S. government crop data collected by

satellite. The AP identified tracts of land that were cornfields in 2012 and had been grassland in 2006. The AP then excluded land lost from the Conservation Reserve Program to prevent double counting. The AP vetted this methodology with an independent scientist at South Dakota State University, who has published peer-reviewed research on land conversion using the same satellite data. The Dutch study that the industry cited, which AP did not mention, noted that in the United States “biofuel expansion is the dominant cause of agricultural land use loss.” The ethanol industry said farmers were not converting native grasslands into cropland. The AP cited USDA’s own data for 2012, the first year it collected data on so-called new breakings, showing that 38,000 acres of neverbefore-planted grassland was farmed.

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Veterans adopt for free at event The Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society is teaming up with the New Mexico House Rabbit Society for a special adoption event this weekend that features dozens of adoptable dogs, cats and rabbits. The shelter also is promoting its Pets for Vets adoption special at the PetSmart National Adoption Weekend at PetSmart Santa Fe, 3561 Zafarano Drive. The adoption fee on adult dogs and cats is waived for veterans and the adoption fee for puppies, kittens and Shelter Heroes or purebred dogs is 50 percent off. The Shelter’s Mobile Adoption Team will be at the store from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Volunteers with the House Rabbit Society will join the shelter on Saturday and Sunday with adoptable shelter bunnies and information about caring for bunnies. The volunteers also will offer free nail trims on both days. For more information, call the shelter’s adoption desk at 983-4309, ext. 610.

Performances to benefit sanctuary Music, dance and readings from Santa Fe artists will be featured in a Nov. 21 event to benefit Bridging the Worlds Animal Sanctuary. Bridging the Worlds with Gratitude opens at 6 p.m. at BODY of Santa Fe, 333 Cordova Road, and features heart-lifting music from singer-songwriter Joey Wilson, swing, folk and folk rock music by The Bad Dogs, tribal dance by Pomegranate Studios Dance Co., original poetry by David Vaux, and readings of “Love Letters to My Dog” ready by local poets, authors and performers. The cost is $15 at the door. Bridging the Worlds Animal Sanctuary has rescued more than 2,000 dog sin the community; the benefit will help the group carry on its life-saving work.

Photographer event helps dogs A project that helps homeless people with pets is hosting a benefit with photographer Tony Stromberg. The 3 p.m. Sunday event in support of the Street Homeless Animal Project will take place a Santa Fe-area home. The afternoon with Tony Stromberg features refreshments and a chance to talk with the internationally renowned photographer. Stromberg, who recently collaborated with SHAP to produce a series of photographs of the project’s clients and their companion animals, is known for his photography of horses. SHAP, founded and run by Karen Cain, offers food, supplies and veterinary care for companion animals of the street homeless community. Cain has been honored for her project and work with animals by Animal Protection New Mexico. Admission is limited. To RSVP, call 982-3928 or email nmstreethomelessproject@ The New Mexican

ABOVE FROM TOP: The David Bradley by Barbara Felix; the Foundling Shelter by Santa Fe animal shelter volunteers; and the Log Dog Cabin by Monday afternoon dog walkers. RIGHT: Bette Yozell works on Dog Mahal. COURTESY PHOTOS

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church. A saloon. A Taj Mahal? At first glance, the 10 structures on display at Sanbusco Market Center appear to be an eclectic village built for little people. But these hand-crafted habitats are actually designed for four-legged critters, part of Barkitecture, a benefit for the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society. The display, which runs through Dec. 5 at the center, 500 Montezuma Ave., pits 10 teams vying for bragging rights as builder of Santa Fe’s most exclusive and desirable dog house. The public is invited to vote on their favorite creation and even bid on the structure for their own precious pooch during the center’s hours. Votes are free, and those who vote are eligible for a raffle that will be drawn when the winning dog house is formally announced Dec. 5. All proceeds from the winning bids benefit the shelter’s programs for Northern New Mexico’s homeless dogs. The top three winning dog houses will be displayed at the shelter’s adoption center through Dec. 15. Laurie Wilson, owner of Teca Tu, the center’s pet boutique, is hosting the competition. The idea behind the competition isn’t new, and Santa Fe has had previous events in the past, she said, but not for several years. “I just think it’s a cool idea and a fun way to support the shelter,” she said. “The teams have really outdone themselves. It’s going to be a tough competition.” Many of the teams are volunteers with the shelter or are longtime supporters. Bette Yozell, a former art teacher at Santa Fe Preparatory and shelter volunteer, teamed up with her neighbor Paul Cook. Yozell was the creative force behind Dog Mahal, a dog house that honors Taj Mahal, while Cook was in charge of constructing the structure. Not only is it fully functional, but it features indoor carpet. “Dogs love having a shelter not just to protect them from the elements, but as a secure, cozy refuge,” she said. “This is even more true for rescue dogs.” Both Yozell and Cook are dog lovers, and Yozell said it was easy to enlist her dog-loving neighbor into the project. Design and construction took a couple months of back and forth from her studio to his workshop. Yozell said she tried

Tracks Pet connection Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society: Gato, a 6-year-old goddess, would love to keep you company by curling up on your lap. This 11-pound calico would prefer to live in a quiet, cozy home, where she would be the only feline. Dyna, a 5-monthold tan-and-white German shepherd mix, is 27 pounds of pure love. She is great with kids, loves playing outside and can’t wait to meet her new family. These and other animals are available for adoption from the shelter, 100 Caja del Rio Road. The shelter’s adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Visit or call 983-4309, ext. 610. Española Valley Humane Society:

FROM TOP: Misión para los Perros by Arroyo Hondo Agility; the Long Bark Saloon by Victoria Jacobsen and David Gillliland; and the Red Woof Inn by Jim Conway.

to simplify the elaborate original structure so that it was recognizable but doable, while Cook figured out how to make the domes out of beach balls and toy footballs, covered with Fiberglas. “We’re both retired,” she said, “but we both have a lot of creative juices.” Yozell is inspired by India, she said, so the classic marble mausoleum in Agra, India, was the perfect structure to mimic. “I love India,” she said. “In fact, when the final party is held on Dec. 5, I will on a plane for my fourth trip there. There is also a strong affinity for East Indian decoration here in Santa Fe. And what could be more regal a shelter a welldeserving canine?” The structures were set up at the center on Sunday, and Yozell said she was impressed with many of the creations. She hopes the project is something that will be held annually. “This gives everyone something to digest, and come back next year with something even better,” she said, noting that she’s been volunteering at the shelter in some capacity for 25 years. “I am constantly impressed by the compassion and dedication of the people involved in improving the lives of companion animals.”

Bouncy Brandy loves to romp and play with other dogs and children. This 1-year-old is friendly and silly and would love an active family with a big yard. A true huntress, Taffy is ready to strike any creepy crawly thing. She has a beautiful coat that she adores and loves people and other felines. These and other animals are available for adoption from the shelter, 108 Hamm Parkway. The shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 4:45 p.m. Sunday. Visit www. or call 753-8662. Felines & Friends: Shy but sweet, the way to Theo’s heart is through his stomach. This big, handsome Maine Coon mix loves to eat, but he also loves to be petted and brushed. Thia also is a little shy, but this petite girl with a short calico coat loves attention, especially when you pet her. She would love to adopted with her buddy Theo. Cats of all ages are available for adoption




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as it me?” I I tried dog treats. finally blurted “Treats guys! Want some out. I hadn’t treats?” slept much the night before. Tank started to get up, but My eyes were red. I finally then Nellie looked at him as if knew I had to confront it. to say, “Dude, really? You know “Did I do something wrong? Dave has better, homemade I can try harder. I can be better. treats. We might be easy, but we’re not cheap.” I know I can. Please, just give me another This went on for chance!” weeks. Laurie told me to Finally, needing grow up. And no, the truth, I asked she told me sternly, I that hardest of all couldn’t fire him, slash questions. his tires or get drunk “Is there someone and listen to Irish else?” music. Apparently, in The silence was Hersch the distant past, I had unbearable. Wilson tried those tactics. I After an intermiTales of Tails don’t recall. nable time, Nellie, You’d think that, the more emotiondogs being dogs, when Dave ally intelligent dog looked at left all would return to normal. me compassionately. I could Ha! No. The dogs laid by the almost hear her say, “Hersch, door, waiting for the sound of it’s not you.” She glanced at Tank. He was his truck. Morning after morning. Tank would wake me up, just looking at the floor. Or “Is Dave coming today?” maybe a bug. He’s easily disAfter two days, Tank was tracted. sitting by the door howling. “It’s just that, well, Dave is so Seriously. I have video. Go to amazing.” my Facebook page (Hersch She was almost gushing. Tank yipped at the mention of Eventually, Dave finished the name-that-I-will-not-speak. our house and took the dogs Of course, I knew this was for one last walk. I have no idea the problem. I just hadn’t what was said. But when he left, wanted to admit it. I felt darkness creep over my apparently for good, the dogs were definitely different. Sadder soul. maybe? Wiser? Nellie stayed On the surface, Dave was a outside for long periods of time, fantastic carpenter and house staring at the horizon, coming painter. But in reality, he was so much in only to eat. She seemed to have developed a taste for Edith more. And so much more danPiaf’s “Non, Je Ne Regrette gerous. I should have known it Rien.” I think she might be as soon as he walked into our garage to give us a bid for paint- sneaking cigarettes and vodka. Tank, being a guy, didn’t take ing our house. The dogs ran to it well. I had to sit down on the him. He sat down on the floor floor with him. and hugged them both. “Tank,” I said, “in life, sad That’s what we did! Most things happen. Dave, well, people who came to our house Dave was a great part of your were at best put off, at worst life, but I’m sure you’ll get over terrified by two slobbery 100pound Bernese puppies jump- him. But Tank, I’ll always be here for you. I might not be as ing and barking in glee. exciting. …” I should have stopped it At that, Tank got up and right there. But Laurie, my walked away. wife, is not the jealous type So, what did I learn? Love that I am. She just said, “Great! hurts! No, that’s not it. How The dogs love him!” about this: You think you know Laurie, turns out, is quite your dogs. I mean, years and innocent and not aware of how years of being together. What treacherously fickle dogs can be. could go wrong? Here’s what The next few weeks were can go wrong: Your own dogs hell. If anyone has ever left you can dump you! for someone else, you know Yes, I blame myself. Learn what I mean. from me people! Relationships Dave came. He painted. The take effort. And you can’t let dogs ignored me. anyone in your house! “Hey, want to go for a walk?” OK, that last one is a little They’d look at me and then paranoid. Dogs can be the back at Dave. same way. Fickle. Ready to jump “Dave is going to take us ship at the first sign of a better later. And he doesn’t use tummy rub. leashes. We stay right by his Just words of advice. side, because he’s so cool!” About Dave. His full name They’d both settle down by is Dave Barbieri. I forgive him his side as he painted. Dave for being a dog whisperer. He looked at me apologetically is a great guy, a marvelous carand shrugged. Then he moved penter and painter and a great to a new spot. Both dogs got friend to our dogs! up, stretched and followed Just lock up your dogs if he him, then laid contentedly by shows up. his side, heads on their paws, watching him adoringly. Hersch Wilson is a Santa Fe It was clear. Dave was a dog author. His column appears whisperer. monthly. Reach him at Hersch. OK. I was jealous, I admit it.


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In brief New Mexico Lottery board terminates CEO contract ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Lottery’s board of directors has voted to terminate the contract of chief executive officer Tom Romero, effective immediately. Romero had been the lottery’s executive vice president of security since its inception in 1996 and CEO since November 2006. The Albuquerque Journal reported that the seven-member, governor-appointed Lottery Authority Board voted unanimously to terminate Romero’s contract Wednesday. No reason was immediately given for the move and board members declined to discuss the termination after the special session. In a statement, the board thanked Romero for his many years of “devoted service to the lottery.”

Officials urge whooping cough booster shot ALBUQUERQUE — Health officials are urging parents to have their children re-immunized against whooping cough after an ongoing outbreak at an Albuquerque high school sickened 30 people. State officials were at La Cueva High School on Wednesday evening to meet with parents and provide boosters shots that prevent infection. Whooping cough is also called pertussis and is

highly contagious. It typically isn’t life-threatening for teens and healthy adults, but it can kill infants and people with weak immune systems. New Mexico infectious disease epidemiologist David Selvage says students can bring the disease home and infect young children, expectant mothers and infants. The Albuquerque Journal reports letters have been sent to La Cueva parents about the outbreak and Albuquerque Public Schools nurses are using nasal swabs to quickly diagnose cases.

PRC approves PNM’s efficiency incentives ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission has approved a plan by Public Service Company of New Mexico to offer $22.5 million in incentives for residents and businesses to reduce their energy use. The PNM plan will give customers opportunities and incentives to improve energy efficiency through new lighting and appliances, weatherization and other building upgrades. In its plan, the utility said it expects energy efficiency to provide 82.5 gigawatt hours in savings over the next two years. The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project is calls approval of the plan is “a win for ratepayers.”

Ex-N.M. police officer arrested in child porn case ALBUQUERQUE — A former Albuquerque police officer has been arrested in connection with a federal child pornography case.

Authorities say 32-year-old Nelson Begay was taken into custody Wednesday on suspicion of receiving and possessing computer images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Shortly before his arrest, Begay resigned from the Albuquerque Police Department. He’s scheduled to make his initial appearance in federal court Thursday morning. The New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force executed a search warrant at Begay’s home last week and seized computers and other files. Authorities say Begay allegedly was sharing child porn on file-sharing networks. A preliminary forensic examination of a laptop computer taken from Begay’s home allegedly had more than 30 child pornography images.

Tribal leaders gather for White House conference American Indian leaders are gathered in Washington, D.C., to express their needs to officials in President Barack Obama’s administration. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell welcomed the leaders Wednesday to the White House Tribal Nations Conference held at the U.S. Department of the Interior. The audience includes representatives invited from 566 tribes. Obama and a dozen other Cabinet members also give remarks during the conference. Obama vowed during his election campaign to regularly meet with tribal leaders, to hear directly from them about how his administration can meet their needs and help improve their lives. New Mexican wire services

WIPP nuke storage site Funeral services and memorials could operate till 2055 LOURDES GONZALES “Los Alamos isn’t going to disappear by 2030,” Sharif said CARLSBAD — Officials at a at Tuesday’s hearing. nuclear waste repository near Sharif and Joe Franco, manCarlsbad say the facility could ager of the U.S. Department of continue accepting shipments Energy’s Carlsbad field office, through 2055 because the outlined WIPP’s operations for nation’s need for contaminated the committee. materials storage will surpass WIPP currently receives its planned 2030 shutdown date. 17 to 19 shipments each week The Waste Isolation Pilot from sites around the country. Plant’s manager told lawmakThe sites include Los Alamos ers on a panel tasked with and installations in Idaho, Illioverseeing the $1.2 billion plant nois and South Carolina. WIPP that it would undergo a fiveyear decommissioning process could handle 35 shipments of waste per week, and Franco when it finally does close. said it was running close to The plant accepts plutothat capacity when money nium-contaminated waste from the federal stimulus plan like clothing, tools and other was added to its budget. debris from defense projects. About 100 people were laid The waste is then buried in off when the stimulus money rooms cut from underground ran out, he said. salt beds. The plant that opened in The Carlsbad Current-Argus 1999 would be demolished, not reports WIPP manager Farok mothballed, Sharif said. The Sharif says necessity probably waste would be sealed in place. would keep it open, because WIPP can’t accept nonLos Alamos Nuclear Laboratory and other defense-related defense nuclear waste unless nuclear facilities are still oper- Congress changes the law defining its mission. ating. The Associated Press

Police notes The Santa Fe Police Department is investigating the following reports: u A Blu-ray player was taken from a home in the 400 block of Amado Street between 4 and 6:25 p.m. Tuesday. u A 47-inch TV was stolen from a home in the 2100 block of Calle Tecolote between Nov. 7 and Tuesday. u A witness reported seeing a man break into a home and steal a jewelry box in the 2500 block of Alamosa Place at 11 a.m. Monday. u A man in the 2300 block of Brother Abdon Way reported Monday that someone stole an iPod and an iPod case. u Someone reported a case of fraud at Wal-Mart, 3251 Cerrillos Road, between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. u An employee at Wal-Mart, 3251 Cerrillos Road, reported a shoplifting incident at 1:26 p.m. Monday. u A wallet with a school ID was stolen from an unlocked car parked in the 1100 block of North Plata Circle between 10 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 a.m. Monday. u Someone broke into a van parked in the 1600 block of Jay Street and took tools sometime Sunday. u A Rodeo Road resident reported Tuesday that she paid close to $750 for fraudulent computer services. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following reports: u Someone entered a car parked on Johnson Mesa and stole an owner’s manual, reg-

istration and an insurance card between 10:30 p.m. Monday and 6:15 a.m. Tuesday. u A woman on Sunset Canyon Lane reported that someone stole her personal information and then used it for personal gain between Aug. 23 and Nov. 12.

Speed SUVs u The Santa Fe Police Department listed the following locations for mobile speedenforcement vehicles: SUV No. 1 at Chaparral Elementary School from 7:25 to 8:15 a.m. and 2:10 to 2:55 p.m., and on Rodeo Road between Galisteo Road and Camino Carlos Rey at other times; SUV No. 2 at Piñon Elementary School from 7:25 to 8:15 a.m. and 2:10 to 2:55 p.m., and on Camino Carlos Rey between Plaza Blanca and Plaza Verde at other times; SUV No. 3 at Zia Road at Vo Tech Road.

Help lines Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families hotline: 800-473-5220 St. Elizabeth Shelter for men, women and children: 982-6611 Interfaith Community Shelter: 795-7494 New Mexico suicide prevention hotline: 866-435-7166 Solace Crisis Treatment Center: 986-9111, 800-721-7273 or TTY 471-1624 Youth Emergency Shelter/ Youth Shelters: 438-0502

Our beautiful, precious mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother Lourdes Gonzales of Santa Fe, born on February 6, 1923 to Valentine and Elena Garcia went to be with the lord on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband Claudio, her father and her mother, her grandson Rodney Gonzales and brothers Rufus Garcia, Ben and Mike Rael. She is survived by sons Mariano (Sophie), Ruben (Marie), Gene (Grace), Dennis (Kathy); daughters Helen and Connie (Carlos); twelve grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. Special thanks to Lourdes Garcia, Barbara Torres, to Ambercare Hospice staff and her caring nurse Carol and to all other family members who gave love and support to Lourdes in the last 6 months of her life. Serving as pallbearers will be Michael, Mark and Everett Gonzales, Tommy and Nick Herburger, Sam Quintana and Ray Gonzales to recite the Eulogy. Visitation at 6:30 pm and rosary to be recited at 7 pm at Berardinelli Family Funeral Service Chapel on Thursday, November 14, 2013. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Christo Rey Catholic Church at 9:30 am Friday, November 15, 2013 with burial to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Amtrak: Two meetings set Continued from Page A-6 eastern New Mexico and instead cross into Oklahoma and Texas. From Amarillo, the route would follow an existing track west into Albuquerque. But that would mean sharing the tracks with more than 100 freight trains a day. In an agreement made during the administration of former Gov. Bill Richardson, the state had planned to buy the 182 miles of the track the Southwest Chief uses between the Colorado border and Lamy. But earlier this year. BNSF and the Martinez administration agreed to cancel the sale. The state Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on its five-year rail plan which, according to a news release last week, “identifies current and future passenger and freight rail facilities, services, needs, issues and opportunities.” Two meetings to discuss that plan in Santa Fe are scheduled for next week, one at 1:30 p.m. Monday, the other at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Both are scheduled to take place at city offices at 500 Market St. Suite 200 in the Santa Fe Railyard. Contact Steve Terrell at sterrell@ Read his political blog at


Frank C. Anaya peacefully passed away at his residence in Santa Fe on November 11, 2013. He was born in Santa Fe on February 19, 1934. He was preceded in death by his parents, John B. Anaya and Juanita Apodaca Anaya and his brothers, Alonso and David Anaya. He is survived by his beloved wife Rose L. Anaya and his loving brothers and sisters; Pauline Zamora, Gilbert J. Anaya, George (Joanne) Anaya, John I. (Helen) Anaya and Margaret (Raymond) Salazar. Frank was a long time dedicated employee of the State of New Mexico for 31 years. A Rosary will be recited on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 10:00am at St. Anne’s Catholic Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00am. The burial will be held at Rosario Cemetery. The pallbearers: Gilbert "Gibo" Anaya, George Anaya, Raymond Salazar, Sr., Michelle Anaya-Rodriguez, Raymond Salazar, Jr., Frank Zamora. Honorary pallbearers: Juanita Lopez and Jesus Anaya.

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JEANETTE "JEN" LISA ANAYA Jeanette "Jen" Lisa Anaya, born July 14, 1974 went home to be with the Angels on Thursday, November 7, 2013. Jeanette was a lifelong resident of Santa Fe. She attended Santa Fe High School and worked for local restaurant and optical industries. Jeanette was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend, who was a free spirit with a heart of gold. She was preceded in death by her grandparents; Andres and Josephine Anaya and Samuel and Lisaida Roybal. She is survived by her parents, Jake and Teresa Anaya; brother, Mike Anaya and JoAnn Romero, Pat Anaya and Karen Hare; sister, Julie Anaya and John Martinez; nephews, David and John Martinez; nieces, Michaela and Carissa Anaya; her beloved dog Bella, and many special aunts, uncles cousins and friends. A rosary will be recited on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Santa Fe with a memorial mass to be celebrated on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. also at the St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Serving the family as pallbearers will be Mike, Pat and Julie Anaya. The family of Jeanette Anaya has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley. 505-747-7477

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A peculiar way to gain allies

Robert M. McKinney Owner, 1949-2001 Inez Russell Gomez Editorial Page Editor

Ray Rivera Editor


Senate Democrats should get tough

Dana Milbank The Washington Post



et’s use caps: DAN SNYDER HAS A KNACK FOR BAD PR. The Washington Redskins owner antagonized those seeking a change of the football team’s racially offensive name when he responded to them earlier this year by saying, “NEVER — you can use caps.” He then hired former Bill Clinton scandal manager Lanny Davis to help him put down the name rebellion. Now he’s trying to make nice with Native Americans — by working with a lobbyist who had ties to Jack Abramoff, who was imprisoned for bilking Indian tribes. The lobbyist arranged a meeting for Snyder last week with an Alabama tribe that is causing its own uproar by opening a megacasino on top of an Indian burial ground. The latest can’t-make-thisstuff-up development was reported last week, in part, by USA Today, which noted that Snyder visited the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Atmore, Ala., last Tuesday. According to the tribe’s treasurer, Robert McGhee, the meeting was arranged by lobbyist Jennifer Farley, and the topic of the team name never came up. “I thought the whole meeting was odd,” McGhee told USA Today. And getting odder. Lobbyist Farley was, a decade ago, working in the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, where she served as a liaison to Indian tribes and accepted gifts from Abramoff’s team before the superlobbyist’s fall in a corruption scandal.

A congressional report found that Farley accepted tickets to two Baltimore Orioles games and a Yanni concert from Abramoff’s operation and requested more, using the code word fruit for tickets when emailing with Abramoff associate Kevin Ring, who was later convicted in the scandal. “Do you have any kind of fruit tonight?” she asked Ring on Dec. 12, 2002. Farley, who was not prosecuted, didn’t respond to my requests for comment. She refused to testify to House investigators about the Abramoff matter without a grant of immunity. After the White House, she started a lobbying firm and has registered to represent the Miccosukee and the Pascua Yaqui tribes. Why Snyder would seek out the Poarch Band is another curiosity. (Davis declined to comment.) The tribal chairman had sent a letter to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee in September, saying the Redskins name is “racist and harmful.” But Snyder wasn’t talking with them about epithets; he was report-

edly talking about economic development. The Poarch Band, a big player in Alabama politics, has a booming gambling empire. It is opening a $250 million hotel and casino, the state’s largest, with 2,520 electronic games and a 16,000-gallon shark tank. The project has been the target of a lawsuit and protests led by the Muscogee Creek Indians of Oklahoma and joined by other tribes, because the ground the Poarch Band built the new complex on is a sacred ceremonial and burial ground. It was the last known capital of the Creek Nation before the tribe was forced west. According to the Native American Times, 57 sets of human remains were unearthed during construction on the site. The Poarch Band was tangentially involved in the Abramoff affair, when Abramoff’s operation, representing (or, it turned out, defrauding) the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and its gambling ambitions, campaigned against the Poarch Band’s casino expansion in neighboring Alabama. In Abramoff’s 2011 book, he says that when he was

representing the Choctaw, he wrote to Snyder urging him to change the team name “to undo this insult” to Native Americans. “I asked him how we would feel if the New York team were called the Jew Boys, or worse,” Abramoff wrote. “I further argued that, were he to make this change now, he would immediately establish himself as a moral leader in our nation’s capital, and garner the respect of those who were likely to look askance on him.” Snyder disagreed, of course, but he was “not the imperious brat the media had portrayed him to be,” Abramoff wrote, and, “a few seasons later, I was given first choice of the new suites in the former press section and our expenditures at FedEx Field grew exponentially.” Abramoff may have been a crook, but his advice to Snyder was spot-on. Gone, now, is any hope of Snyder establishing himself as a moral leader. And the name-change movement, now much stronger, is not likely to be pacified with skyboxes. Follow Dana Milbank on Twitter @milbank.


Editorial cartoon disrespectful to service women


have never written a letter to the editor before, but your incredibly thoughtless and insensitive (or ignorant) Paul Combs cartoon on the eve of Veterans Day in the Nov. 10 edition, on the Opinions page provided my inspiration. Do you really think American military veterans are only male? My daughter, a career Air Force officer, fighter pilot and combat veteran and my niece, an Air Force air traffic controller and Iraq veteran, as well as thousands of other women who served their country since World War II would be highly insulted by this omission. Terry Price

Vietnam era veteran Abiquiú The editorial cartoon by Paul Combs selected to be used on the Nov. 10, edition of The New Mexican needed a better review process. The cartoon caption encourages the viewer to “Thank a Real Hero Today.” Unfortunately, Captain America’s words inside the cartoon addresses the uniformed male military characters with the words: “Gentlemen, Thank You!” Ironically, the accompanying Parade magazine cover story is of women in the military. Additionally, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, repeatedly acknowledged “military

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men and women” in his salute to the 9/11 veteran. In 2013, an updated Captain America, like all Americans today, can use the words: “Ladies and gentlemen, thank you!” when we use Veterans Day to thank a real hero. John D. Allen Thomas R. Andrassy

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Numbers don’t lie After reading Sandy Buffett’s “My View” (“This election, progressives are prepared,” Nov. 3), I felt compelled to set the record straight as numbers don’t lie. Buffett believes David Coss lost his Democratic primary battle to Rep. Carl Trujillo because of the interjection of a political action committee called Reform NM. She mentions this PAC is tied to Big Oil and Gas. These were two well-run campaigns, with Trujillo winning by almost 5 percentage points. Reform NM sent out mailings


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the Saturday before Election Day. Early voting had already started. As I recall, early voting made up one-third of all votes cast in that election before any PAC was involved. I remember Trujillo winning early voting by a resounding double-digit margin. Had it not been for the PAC’s interference, it’s my opinion this double-digit margin would have remained. Reform NM’s involvement helped David Coss close the margin while it severely hurt Carl Trujillo. Ernest J. Silva


‘Spiritual Mother’ A recent memorial service honoring the legacy of Mary Lou Cook demonstrated that she had touched many lives in many ways that will continue to serve Santa Fe. Regarded as the “spiritual mother” of our community, Mary Lou’s endeavors were so many that time ran out before all of her contributions could be noted. The Santa Fe Living Treasures program, which she helped found in 1984 to honor elders in our community, has recognized the efforts of more than 231 individuals, including Mary Lou Cook. Mary Lou graced our ceremonies until her recent death. Nancy Dahl

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pparently, U.S. Senate Republicans must want the Democratic majority to change the rules that govern the Senate — else, why would Republicans keep blocking qualified judicial and federal nominees? It is clear they are goading Democrats. Two weeks ago, Republicans filibustered Patricia Millett, a nominee to the D.C. Court of Appeals, and on Tuesday, they did the same to Nina Pillard. She also was a nominee to the appeals court; a third nominee likely faces the same fate in a future vote. A sitting congressman was blocked — Mel Watt of North Carolina had been nominated to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency. That hasn’t happened since the Civil War. The senseless stalling of qualified nominees, especially to a court that is widely scene as proving ground for future Supreme Court justices, seems to us to be a test of Democratic will. Either Democrats continue to threaten a rules change yet do nothing, or, they grow a spine and change the rules. They have hesitated because a rules change paves the way for Republicans, on that day when they regain a majority, to push legislation through without the super majority needed today. Constitutionally, of course, a simple majority passes legislation or approves nominees — 51 votes. Under the rules of the Senate — pushed to the breaking point by stubborn Republicans — it generally takes 60 votes to approve nominees or pass legislation. That’s because 60 votes are needed to allow debate to resume once the intention to filibuster has been invoked. The Senate doesn’t even require dissenters to get up and talk to block a law or person. By requiring 60 votes to return to debate on the legislation or nominee, a procedure called “cloture,” little can be done without a super majority. Democrats have long threatened to return to the 51-vote threshold — New Mexico’s senior senator, Tom Udall, is a leader in that movement to reform the filibuster. Traditionalists have been reluctant to blow up long-standing Senate rules and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would not act, preferring negotiations. He backed away from what is termed the nuclear option at the beginning of the term, in return for a Republican promise that they would stop being so obstructionist. That promise has not held. Sen. Charles Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, is warning Democrats that changing Senate rules would only hurt Democrats later. “All I can say is this — be careful what you wish for,” he said Tuesday. “If the Democrats are bent on changing the rules, then I say go ahead. There are a lot more [Antonin] Scalias and [Clarence] Thomases that we’d love to put on the bench.” It’s risky, true, because Republicans have proved motivated at pushing people through the nominating system. Eliminating cloture would give a Republican-majority Senate free rein to charge ahead. But failing to act now is no guarantee that Republicans wouldn’t eliminate the 60-vote threshold anyway. All that preserving the status quo does is keep qualified nominees from taking their seats. Democrats should recognize they have little choice, change the rules, and spend the next year getting as many of President Barack Obama’s judicial and other nominees approved and seated. The judiciary, in a gridlocked United States, is where big issues are decided. To leave empty three seats on the D.C. Circuit Court — seats that President George W. Bush once filled — is tantamount to legislative malpractice. Udall puts the situation in perspective: “Once again the United States Senate is unable to fulfill its constitutional responsibility to advise and consent on key judicial and executive nominations because members of one party are refusing to allow a vote on a highly qualified presidential nominee. Senate Republicans aren’t filibustering Pillard’s nomination out of concern with her qualifications, but to obstruct for their own political gain. It’s time to return the Senate to a functioning body.” Democrats have 55 seats right now in the Senate. They should muster their majority, change the rules and get to work. It benefits future generations to have a system that works. Sometimes Republicans, other times Democrats will be in the majority, but the business of the people will get done.

The past 100 years From The Santa Fe New Mexican: Nov. 14, 1963: Women in the age group from 20 to 24 gave birth to more babies during the month of September than any other age group. Five births were recorded in the state among women under 15 years old.




Thursday, November 14, 2013





The stars show the kind of day you’ll have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013: This year your creativity surges; however, every once in a while there could be a lull. Aries can match your energy. ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH You see a situation differently from how others see it. What has been hazy could become crystal clear through others’ actions. Tonight: Get into weekend mode. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH You could be more aware of what a friendship offers you as opposed to your idealistic dreams. Reality can be harsh at first. Tonight: Get some R and R. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHH Aim for more of what you would want, and treat it as though others are not actively making requests of you. Tonight: Out and about. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH You are in a position to take action, but a question remains unresolved in your mind. Think about what you want. Tonight: Get extra work done. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH You’ll see a partner in a new light. You might feel as if a veil has been dropped, and you can see the real person now. Tonight: Out on the town. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHHH Deal with others directly. You will gain insight into a particular group of friends involved in a common interest. Tonight: Go for togetherness.

Super Quiz Take this Super Quiz to a Ph.D. Score 1 point for each correct answer on the Freshman Level, 2 points on the Graduate Level and 3 points on the Ph.D. Level.

Subject: FORMER JOBS OF PRESIDENTS Which U.S. president once worked in the given occupation? (e.g., Supreme commander of the Allied forces in Europe. Answer: Dwight D. Eisenhower.) FRESHMAN LEVEL 1. Peanut farmer. Answer________ 2. Film actor. Answer________ 3. Co-owner of a professional baseball team. Answer________

5. Haberdasher. Answer________ 6. New York City police commissioner. Answer________

PH.D. LEVEL 7. Teacher of public speaking and debate. Answer________ 8. President of Princeton University.

GRADUATE LEVEL 4. Constitutional law professor. Answer________

Answer________ 9. Model. Answer________


1. Jimmy Carter. 2. Ronald Reagan. 3. George W. Bush. 4. Barack Obama. 5. Harry S. Truman. 6. Theodore Roosevelt. 7. Lyndon B. Johnson. 8. Woodrow Wilson. 9. Gerald Ford. SCORING: 18 points — congratulations, doctor; 15 to 17 points — honors graduate; 10 to 14 points — you’re plenty smart, but no grind; 4 to 9 points — you really should hit the books harder; 1 point to 3 points — enroll in remedial courses immediately; 0 points — who reads the questions to you? (c) 2013 Ken Fisher


The Cryptoquip is a substitution cipher in which one letter stands for another. If you think that X equals O, it will equal O throughout the puzzle. Single letters, short words and words using an apostrophe give you clues to locating vowels. Solution is by trial and error. © 2013 by King Features Syndicate, Inc.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH Others appear to be very strong-willed, no matter what your choices are. You might be pleasantly surprised if you share your thoughts. Tonight: Be with your best friend.

Honesty is needed to start relationship Dear Annie: I am madly in love with my ex-fiancee. We have been separated since March but have been talking about getting back together and starting a family. The problem is, while we were separated, I slept with another woman. It happened at a weak point in my life, and I don’t plan to do it again. Now the other woman says she is pregnant. I have asked for proof, but she hasn’t provided any. We did use a condom, but it broke. Should I tell my almost-fiancee or wait until I have physical proof? I know if I tell her, she will be immensely hurt and may never want to see me again. I don’t want to lose the love of my life and my best friend over this. Please help me. — On a Break Dear Break: It is always a bad idea to begin a relationship with dishonesty. Word is likely to get back to your fiancee, so you must tell her first. Don’t make excuses for your behavior. Take responsibility, tell her you are deeply sorry, and ask for forgiveness. Say that you understand she is disappointed and hurt, and that you will give her as much time as she needs to think about your future together. We hope she decides to give you another chance, and that you will be worthy of her trust. Dear Annie: I have been disabled for several years. I have a hip problem and arthritis in both legs, so I need to use the handicapped toilet stall because of its higher seat and room for mobility. I use a cane to get around, so it’s obvious I have a hard time walking. There are times when I need a wheelchair. You would think that Jill Q. Public would be courteous, and in most cases, they are. However, I have encountered women who let children play in the handicapped stall for a half-hour and, once, a young

Sheinwold’s bridge

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH You could be experiencing a reversal with a child or loved one. Take it all in, but get busy in order to prevent any obsessive behavior from happening. Tonight: Get errands done first. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH Listen to news with an open mind. Someone close to you might have a skeleton in his or her closet. Tonight: Be spontaneous. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH Note if your sixth sense is improving. If so, you might want to be more willing to follow your intuition. Tonight: Make weekend plans. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Stopping you could be difficult, as you are on mission. You have a lot on your plate and a desire to complete as much as possible. Tonight: Hang out with friends and loved ones. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH You see an item that you really want. You might have difficulty saying “no.” As you look at your budget, you could question the value of making the purchase. Tonight: Your treat. Jacqueline Bigar

Chess quiz

WHITE’S BEST MOVE? Hint: Better than Nxd4. Solution: 1. R(either)f7ch Ke8 2. Nd6ch! Kd8 3. Rd7 mate.

Today in history Today is Thursday, Nov. 14, the 318th day of 2013. There are 47 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in history: On Nov. 14, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln gave the go-ahead for Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside’s plan to capture the Confederate capital of Richmond; the resulting Battle of Fredericksburg proved a disaster for the Union.

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woman who specifically wanted that stall even though there were others available. I even have been shoved aside because of the race to get in. Just because I move slower doesn’t mean my need isn’t as urgent. Please, ladies, life is challenging enough without this kind of rudeness. Consider how you would want to be treated if you were in my shoes. — Vermont Reader Dear Vermont: We cannot understand how anyone would deny the use of a handicapped stall to someone who requires it. Please don’t be reluctant to speak up if someone grabs that stall while you are waiting. Here’s the rule: The handicapped stall may be used by an able-bodied person provided no one needs it, no other stall is available and you will be quick. When you can wait for a regular stall, please do so. Dear Annie: I have a response for “Waiting for Your Answer,” who complained that every time he went to the bank, the greeter at the door and the tellers made small talk with the customers. He said it took up too much time. Apparently, he’s never worked with the public. I work in a bank. My employers have told us to be friendly to the customers. If it’s a regular customer, we might ask about the family or their job. To me, that is simply personalized service. I prefer to do business where someone will acknowledge me rather than ignore me. If “Waiting” doesn’t want to be spoken to, he has three options: One, ignore their friendly questions. Two, complain to the person in charge. Three, take his business elsewhere, where they move people through like robots on a conveyer belt. “Waiting” needs to learn to stop and smell the roses — or start earlier. — Glad to be a Friendly Customer Service Rep


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West Las Vegas volleyball coach dies at 51 Lady Dons will play today in state tourney in memory of Bustos By James Barron The New Mexican

Mary Bustos was a lot of things to the community of Las Vegas, N.M. — and the volleyball community in New Mexico. Mother. Coach. Teacher. Motivator. Mentor. Friend. Tigers ace Max Scherzer, top, and Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw won the Cy Young Awards on Wednesday. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO

All of those qualities will be missed after West Las Vegas’ head volleyball coach and math teacher died on Wednesday morning. She was 51. Bustos suffered from amyloidosis, a disease in which substances called amyloid proteins build up in any tissue or organ. Gene Parson, the superintendent of the West Las Vegas School District, said she had gone to several different hospitals for treatment, including the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Bustos had coached the Lady Dons

during Saturday’s District 2AAA championship against Pojoaque Valley and was preparing the team for its trip to the Class AAA State Volleyball Tournament, which begins Thursday. West Las Vegas athletic director Herman Gallegos said the Lady Dons will head to Rio Rancho and play in her memory. “We were very straight about tomorrow with them,” Gallegos said. “We told them if they want to forfeit, it was certainly OK. We could call a forfeit and understand their grief. They talked it over and spent a good

30 minutes. They decided to go win it for coach Mary.” Her death resonated beyond Las Vegas, though. Brian Gurule, the head coach at Santa Fe Indian School, called Bustos “my big sister.” “[Wednesday], I lost my big sister,” Gurule said. The two had a long coaching relationship, as he coached at West Las Vegas in the late 1990s, while Bustos guided Las Vegas Robertson’s pro-

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Kershaw, Scherzer easily win Cy Young Awards By Mike Fitzpatrick The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Clayton Kershaw has two Cy Young Awards by age 25 and one runner-up finish. He just posted baseball’s lowest ERA in 13 years and became the third pitcher since 1900 to lead the majors in that category for three consecutive seasons. Huge numbers. Here’s another one: $300 million. Scuttlebutt is, that’s how much the Los Angeles Dodgers might be offering to keep him from becoming a free agent. So when Kershaw was asked about a new contract Wednesday, his family and friends were ready. They walked right into the camera shot on MLB Network to engulf him with hugs and high-fives in a welcome interruption. It was better support than he often received from Dodgers hitters. “That was perfect timing. I don’t know how that happened, but it was great. I didn’t have to answer the question,” Kershaw said about an hour later on a conference call from his Dallas home. “Not my doing. It was just coincidence.” Kershaw won the NL Cy Young Award for the second time in three seasons Wednesday, coming within one vote of a unanimous selection. Max Scherzer of the Detroit Tigers breezed to the American League prize, chosen first on 28 of 30 ballots. One year after he was runner-up to knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, Kershaw nearly shut out the competition. The left-hander with the big-breaking curve received 29 of 30 first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals was picked first on one ballot. Kershaw is eligible for free agency after next season. So if the Dodgers plan to keep him, it’s probably going to cost them in a long-term deal. “I do love L.A. I really think we can win there, too,” Kershaw said. “We’ll just see what happens. It’s kind of an open book right now.” Kershaw went 16-9 for the NL West champions this year and led the league with 232 strikeouts. His 1.83 ERA was the best in the majors since Pedro Martinez’s 1.74 for Boston in 2000. Scherzer went 21-3 and was an easy pick as the American League’s top pitcher. Just like Kershaw, Scherzer can become a free agent after the 2014 season, and the Tigers are trying to figure out if they can afford him along with all their other stars such as Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Justin Verlander. That’s prompted talk they might trade Scherzer before opening day. “I love it here in Detroit,” Scherzer said on a conference call. “Who wouldn’t want to be a part of this?” Scherzer and agent Scott Boras said they’re open to talking to the Tigers about an extension. Scherzer was the lone 20-game winner in baseball this season. He ranked second in the majors with 240 strikeouts and was fifth in the AL with a 2.90 ERA.

Cecilia Barnard, a junior at Santa Fe Waldorf, practices Tuesday. Barnard has 215 digs this season. LUIS SÁNCHEZ SATURNO/THE NEW MEXICAN

Waldorf back & better

Lady Wolves in familiar position going into second straight tourney appearance By James Barron The New Mexican


ou mean there’s a state tournament? When Keifer Nace was an eighth-grader, she never knew there was such a thing as a state volleyball tournament. It wasn’t just because she was a precocious middle-schooler learning the sport as a member of the Santa Fe Waldorf Lady Wolves. They could be forgiven back then for such ignorance, because back in 2010, a victory for Waldorf was winning a game, much less a match. “Our program was just being born, it was so young,” says Nace, who is now a junior. “Moving up from being so inexperienced to being so expe-

rienced, it’s like going from kindergarten to high school. But in a faster time.” In the span of four years, Nace has gone from neophyte to grizzled postseason veteran, and Waldorf has gone from the program perpetually trying to build a foundation to adding a trophy room to its sterling home. In 2010, Waldorf had played 56 matches in its first three years as a varsity program — it had but three wins to its name. In the past two seasons, the Lady Wolves have lost three matches each year. The program that couldn’t seem to win is now the one that can’t seem to lose. This year, Waldorf (18-3) is the fourth seed in the Class B State Tournament, which will be held at Rio Rancho Cleveland on Thursday, and is in a pool play that includes three-time defending

champion and top seed Elida. It’s similar to what Waldorf went through last year, as it was also the No. 4 seed and in a pool with Elida. The difference is that the Lady Wolves were not ready for the bright lights of the postseason. “Last year, we played a lot of teams that weren’t as good as us, and it felt like we were a little cocky,” says Cecelia Barnard, a junior outside hitter. “We had lost one game. Going up to state, we saw other B schools that we didn’t know were there, and we were like, ‘Wow, there are other schools our size that are way better than us.’ It did show us a whole other level of playing.”

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NFL attendance issues not just for also-rans By Will Graves

The Associated Press

An Atlanta Falcons placard sits in the stands during a September game against the Patriots in Atlanta. As TV ratings stay strong, the number of people showing up for games — even in places that are traditionally hot tickets — is dwindling. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO

PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin isn’t much on public gratitude. Still, the perpetually focused Pittsburgh Steelers coach went out of his way to thank the fans who showed up at Heinz Field to watch his team drum the Buffalo Bills 23-10 on Sunday for its third win of the season. “It’s not something we take for granted,” Tomlin said. Good idea. A crowd of 60,406 turned out to watch two teams with a combined 5-12 record play on a cold, blustery day more suited for late-December than three weeks before Thanksgiving. The 5,000 or so who bought their tickets but chose to not make it through the turnstiles were conspicuous, their absence marked by pockets of open gold seats in certain portions of the stadium tucked tight against the Allegheny River. Welcome to life in the new NFL, where “sellouts” are the norm but full houses are becoming

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the exception, and not just in places like woeful Jacksonville. Blame it on mediocre teams. Blame it on rising ticket prices. Blame in on the comfort of your couch, where it doesn’t cost hundreds of dollars to sit, and the cold beer in your fridge, the one that doesn’t cost $8 a bottle. The Steelers (3-6), who have six Vince Lombardi Trophies in the lobby at team headquarters, are in danger of posting their lowest average attendance since 2003, when they limped to a 6-10 record and missed the playoffs. The franchise is on a similar trajectory this fall in a place that can be tough — by NFL standards — to completely fill even when times are good. Pittsburgh is averaging 61,465 through four home dates, the lowest over the same span since Heinz Field opened in 2001. It’s a trend hitting the league regardless of market size or on-field success. In 2008, only five teams played to stadiums less than 95 per-

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THE NEW MEXICAN Thursday, November 14, 2013


Atlantic Philadelphia Toronto Boston New York Brooklyn Southeast Miami Atlanta Charlotte Orlando Washington Central Indiana Chicago Cleveland Milwaukee Detroit

W 5 4 4 3 2 W 5 4 4 4 2 W 8 3 3 2 2

L Pct 4 .556 5 .444 5 .444 4 .429 5 .286 L Pct 3 .625 4 .500 4 .500 5 .444 6 .250 L Pct 0 1.000 3 .500 6 .333 5 .286 5 .286

GB — 1 1 1 2 GB — 1 1 1½ 3 GB — 4 5½ 5½ 5½

Western Conference

Southwest W L Pct GB San Antonio 8 1 .889 — Dallas 5 3 .625 2½ Houston 5 4 .556 3 Memphis 3 5 .375 4½ New Orleans 3 6 .333 5 Northwest W L Pct GB Portland 6 2 .750 — Oklahoma City 5 2 .714 ½ Minnesota 6 3 .667 ½ Denver 3 4 .429 2½ Utah 1 8 .111 5½ Pacific W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 6 3 .667 — Golden State 5 3 .625 ½ Phoenix 5 3 .625 ½ L.A. Lakers 4 6 .400 2½ Sacramento 2 5 .286 3 Wednesday’s Games Orlando 94, Milwaukee 91 Philadelphia 123, Houston 117, OT Charlotte 89, Boston 83 Minnesota 124, Cleveland 95 Toronto 103, Memphis 87 New York 95, Atlanta 91 San Antonio 92, Washington 79 Denver 111, L.A. Lakers 99 Utah 111, New Orleans 105 Portland 90, Phoenix 89 Sacramento 107, Brooklyn 86 L.A. Clippers 111, Oklahoma City 103 Tuesday’s Games Miami 118, Milwaukee 95 Dallas 105, Washington 95 Golden State 113, Detroit 95 L.A. Lakers 116, New Orleans 95 Thursday’s Games Houston at New York, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Milwaukee at Indiana, 5 p.m. Chicago at Toronto, 5 p.m. Portland at Boston, 5:30 p.m. Charlotte at Cleveland, 5:30 p.m. Dallas at Miami, 5:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. Minnesota at Denver, 6 p.m. Brooklyn at Phoenix, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Utah, 7 p.m. Memphis at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Sacramento, 8:30 p.m.

NBA BOXSCORES Wednesday 76ers 123, Rockets 117, OT

HOUSTON (117) Parsons 9-19 3-6 22, Jones 4-12 0-0 10, Howard 9-20 5-9 23, Beverley 4-8 3-4 12, Lin 10-19 5-6 34, Garcia 0-4 0-0 0, Casspi 7-13 0-0 16, Brooks 0-1 0-0 0, Asik 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 43-96 16-25 117. PHILADELPHIA (123) Turner 9-23 5-5 23, Young 5-15 5-6 15, Hawes 7-16 1-2 18, Wroten 7-18 4-7 18, Anderson 12-16 6-6 36, Morris 3-10 2-2 10, Allen 0-2 1-2 1, Thompson 0-0 1-2 1, Davies 0-3 1-2 1, Orton 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 43-103 26-34 123. 31 26 33 16 11—117 Houston Philadelphia 28 32 20 26 17—123 3-Point Goals—Houston 15-41 (Lin 9-15, Jones 2-4, Casspi 2-6, Beverley 1-5, Parsons 1-5, Brooks 0-1, Howard 0-1, Garcia 0-4), Philadelphia 11-25 (Anderson 6-8, Hawes 3-5, Morris 2-5, Davies 0-1, Wroten 0-2, Turner 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Houston 63 (Howard 15), Philadelphia 67 (Wroten 10). Assists—Houston 34 (Lin 12), Philadelphia 29 (Wroten 11). Total Fouls—Houston 27, Philadelphia 23. Technicals—Philadelphia defensive three second 2. A—11,671.

Timberwolves 124, Cavaliers 95

CLEVELAND (95) Gee 2-2 0-0 5, Thompson 3-7 4-5 10, Varejao 5-8 3-4 13, Irving 8-17 3-3 20, Waiters 2-6 1-2 6, Jack 3-9 0-0 6, Miles 1-4 1-1 3, Bennett 3-11 0-0 6, Clark 3-8 0-0 7, Sims 0-1 0-0 0, Zeller 3-5 2-2 8, Dellavedova 1-4 2-2 4, Karasev 2-5 2-2 7. Totals 36-87 18-21 95. MINNESOTA (124) Hummel 4-6 0-0 10, Love 10-16 12-14 33, Pekovic 5-7 0-0 10, Rubio 5-7 5-5 16, Brewer 10-17 2-3 27, Cunningham 3-5 0-0 6, Williams 3-7 2-2 9, Barea 3-3 0-0 6, Price 0-4 0-0 0, Dieng 1-2 0-0 2, Muhammad 0-4 0-0 0, Shved 1-4 2-2 5. Totals 45-82 23-26 124. Cleveland 24 23 29 19—95 Minnesota 38 32 38 16—124 3-Point Goals—Cleveland 5-16 (Karasev 1-1, Gee 1-1, Waiters 1-2, Clark 1-3, Irving 1-5, Bennett 0-1, Miles 0-1, Jack 0-1, Dellavedova 0-1), Minnesota 11-22 (Brewer 5-5, Hummel 2-4, Rubio 1-1, Williams 1-2, Shved 1-3, Love 1-4, Muhammad 0-1, Price 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Cleveland 43 (Thompson, Zeller 6), Minnesota 51 (Love 8). Assists—Cleveland 18 (Jack 5), Minnesota 34 (Rubio 16). Total Fouls—Cleveland 18, Minnesota 20. A—14,978

Magic 94, Bucks 91

MILWAUKEE (91) Butler 7-17 3-3 20, Middleton 6-11 6-6 19, Udoh 0-2 0-0 0, Wolters 3-8 3-4 9, Mayo 10-22 4-4 25, Henson 5-11 0-1 10, Antetokounmpo 1-2 4-4 6, Raduljica 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 33-74 20-22 91. ORLANDO (94) Harkless 5-11 0-4 10, Maxiell 0-1 0-0 0, Vucevic 6-10 5-6 17, Nelson 3-11 2-2 8, Afflalo 11-15 6-6 36, Moore 1-8 0-0 2, O’Quinn 3-5 1-2 7, Oladipo 4-14 1-1 10, Lamb 0-2 0-0 0, Nicholson 1-2 0-0 2, Price 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 35-82 15-21 94. Milwaukee 36 18 20 17—91 Orlando 23 22 27 22—94 3-Point Goals—Milwaukee 5-13 (Butler 3-5, Mayo 1-3, Middleton 1-3, Wolters 0-1, Antetokounmpo 0-1), Orlando 9-26 (Afflalo 8-11, Oladipo 1-1, Nicholson 0-1, Lamb 0-2, Price 0-2, Harkless 0-2, Moore 0-3, Nelson 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Milwaukee 45 (Henson 9), Orlando 51 (Vucevic 11). Assists—Milwaukee 16 (Middleton 4), Orlando 20 (Afflalo 6). Total Fouls—Milwaukee 19, Orlando 17. Flagrant Fouls—Nelson. A—13,588.

Bobcats 89, Celtics 83

CHARLOTTE (89) Kidd-Gilchrist 3-6 0-0 6, Tolliver 3-7 2-2 11, Jefferson 8-17 6-6 22, Walker 1-13 1-2 3, Henderson 5-14 3-5 13, Taylor 4-8 4-4 12, Zeller 2-7 4-4 8, Biyombo 2-3 0-0 4, Sessions 2-7 6-7 10. Totals 30-82 26-30 89.

BOSTON (83) Green 7-13 4-7 19, Bass 2-9 3-3 7, Olynyk 1-4 4-4 6, Bradley 3-8 0-0 7, Crawford 6-15 4-5 16, Wallace 4-7 0-0 10, Faverani 2-8 2-4 7, Lee 4-8 0-0 10, Pressey 0-4 0-0 0, Humphries 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 29-77 18-25 83. Charlotte 27 24 20 18—89 Boston 21 22 21 19—83 3-Point Goals—Charlotte 3-12 (Tolliver 3-6, Taylor 0-1, Sessions 0-2, Walker 0-3), Boston 7-21 (Wallace 2-3, Lee 2-4, Faverani 1-2, Bradley 1-2, Green 1-5, Pressey 0-1, Olynyk 0-2, Crawford 0-2). Fouled Out—Kidd-Gilchrist. Rebounds—Charlotte 62 (Jefferson 11), Boston 49 (Olynyk 11). Assists— Charlotte 16 (Henderson 5), Boston 15 (Crawford 6). Total Fouls—Charlotte 20, Boston 26. Technicals—Charlotte defensive three second, Boston defensive three second. A—17,032.

Knicks 95, Hawks 91

NEW YORK (95) J.Smith 4-10 1-4 12, Anthony 9-25 4-5 25, Bargnani 8-15 2-2 20, Felton 5-12 0-0 10, Shumpert 2-8 0-0 5, K.Martin 1-1 0-0 2, World Peace 2-5 0-0 4, Prigioni 1-4 0-0 3, Hardaway Jr. 5-8 2-2 14, Aldrich 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-88 9-13 95. ATLANTA (91) Carroll 2-7 0-0 4, Millsap 3-9 0-0 6, Horford 11-14 1-2 23, Teague 7-17 11-14 25, Korver 3-7 0-1 8, Antic 1-3 2-2 4, C.Martin 5-13 0-0 13, Scott 3-6 2-2 8, Schroder 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 35-77 16-21 91. New York 29 26 10 30—95 Atlanta 24 21 23 23—91 3-Point Goals—New York 12-34 (Anthony 3-6, J.Smith 3-7, Bargnani 2-4, Hardaway Jr. 2-4, Prigioni 1-4, Shumpert 1-4, World Peace 0-2, Felton 0-3), Atlanta 5-24 (C.Martin 3-10, Korver 2-6, Scott 0-1, Schroder 0-1, Teague 0-2, Millsap 0-2, Carroll 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— New York 42 (Bargnani 11), Atlanta 60 (Carroll 9). Assists—New York 24 (Shumpert 9), Atlanta 22 (Teague 8). Total Fouls—New York 19, Atlanta 15. Technicals—New York defensive three second. A—15,057.

Spurs 92, Wizards 79

WASHINGTON (79) Ariza 1-4 1-2 3, Nene 2-6 0-0 4, Gortat 4-10 1-2 9, Wall 5-19 3-3 14, Beal 9-19 0-0 19, Vesely 1-4 0-0 2, Webster 8-16 2-2 21, Maynor 0-1 0-0 0, Rice Jr. 1-4 0-0 2, Seraphin 1-3 0-0 2, Temple 0-2 1-2 1, Booker 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 33-91 8-11 79. SAN ANTONIO (92) Leonard 5-7 1-2 13, Duncan 1-12 0-0 2, Splitter 5-7 2-2 12, Parker 7-9 2-2 16, Green 0-3 0-0 0, Ginobili 4-8 0-0 10, Diaw 7-8 0-0 15, Belinelli 4-6 0-0 10, Mills 3-8 0-0 7, Ayres 3-3 0-0 6, Joseph 0-3 1-2 1, De Colo 0-1 0-0 0, Baynes 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 39-77 6-8 92. Washington 17 25 15 22—79 San Antonio 25 27 18 22—92 3-Point Goals—Washington 5-15 (Webster 3-6, Wall 1-3, Beal 1-3, Rice Jr. 0-1, Ariza 0-1, Maynor 0-1), San Antonio 8-22 (Belinelli 2-2, Leonard 2-4, Ginobili 2-5, Diaw 1-1, Mills 1-4, Parker 0-1, Joseph 0-1, De Colo 0-1, Green 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Washington 50 (Webster 10), San Antonio 51 (Splitter 9). Assists—Washington 15 (Wall 3), San Antonio 28 (Belinelli 8). Total Fouls— Washington 11, San Antonio 14. Technicals—San Antonio defensive three second. A—18,581.

Raptors 103, Grizzlies 87

TORONTO (103) Gay 8-18 3-4 23, Johnson 4-8 6-6 14, Valanciunas 1-6 2-2 4, Lowry 6-10 6-8 21, DeRozan 7-13 3-3 18, Hansbrough 1-5 2-2 4, Ross 3-5 2-2 8, Daye 0-0 0-0 0, Buycks 0-1 4-4 4, Gray 0-0 1-2 1, Acy 0-0 4-6 4, Fields 0-0 0-0 0, Augustin 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 31-67 33-39 103. MEMPHIS (87) Prince 3-8 0-0 6, Randolph 4-9 2-2 10, Gasol 6-14 6-8 18, Conley 12-19 1-3 29, Allen 5-11 0-0 10, Koufos 0-2 0-0 0, Franklin 0-0 0-0 0, Miller 3-10 0-0 8, Bayless 0-3 0-0 0, Davis 2-5 1-2 5, Calathes 0-0 1-2 1, Leuer 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 35-82 11-17 87. Toronto 26 29 23 25 —103 Memphis 20 24 27 16 —87 3-Point Goals—Toronto 8-15 (Gay 4-6, Lowry 3-5, DeRozan 1-1, Johnson 0-1, Ross 0-2), Memphis 6-21 (Conley 4-10, Miller 2-7, Prince 0-1, Allen 0-1, Bayless 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Toronto 41 (Valanciunas 7), Memphis 54 (Gasol, Randolph 10). Assists—Toronto 14 (Lowry 6), Memphis 24 (Conley 5). Total Fouls— Toronto 21, Memphis 24. Technicals— Hansbrough, Memphis Coach Joerger, Miller. A—15,971.

Jazz 111, Pelicans 105

NEW ORLEANS (105) Aminu 0-5 0-0 0, Davis 12-21 5-5 29, Smith 5-9 0-0 10, Holiday 8-12 1-1 19, Gordon 5-13 3-4 16, Amundson 2-3 1-2 5, Rivers 0-3 0-0 0, T.Evans 8-13 3-3 19, Withey 1-2 1-2 3, Morrow 1-4 2-3 4. Totals 42-85 16-20 105. UTAH (111) Jefferson 7-11 5-6 22, Favors 5-7 2-8 12, Kanter 8-10 5-6 21, Lucas III 0-7 1-1 1, Hayward 6-12 12-14 27, Williams 5-9 0-0 12, Burks 3-10 1-2 7, Harris 0-1 2-2 2, Garrett 3-5 0-0 7. Totals 37-72 28-39 111. New Orleans 29 26 22 28—105 Utah 22 23 28 38—111 3-Point Goals—New Orleans 5-12 (Gordon 3-6, Holiday 2-2, T.Evans 0-1, Morrow 0-1, Rivers 0-2), Utah 9-22 (Jefferson 3-4, Hayward 3-5, Williams 2-4, Garrett 1-2, Burks 0-1, Lucas III 0-6). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— New Orleans 40 (Davis 15), Utah 53 (Favors 12). Assists—New Orleans 19 (Holiday 6), Utah 23 (Hayward 10). Total Fouls—New Orleans 30, Utah 19. Technicals—New Orleans defensive three second. A—16,717.

Nuggets 111, Lakers 99

L.A. LAKERS (99) Johnson 3-6 2-2 10, Hill 6-11 6-6 18, Gasol 12-27 1-5 25, Blake 5-11 3-5 15, Meeks 1-5 0-2 3, Kaman 3-9 2-2 8, Young 4-12 1-1 11, Williams 1-4 0-0 2, Henry 2-5 1-2 6, Farmar 0-4 1-1 1. Totals 37-94 17-26 99. DENVER (111) Hamilton 1-6 4-4 6, Faried 8-13 5-9 21, Hickson 3-11 0-2 6, Lawson 7-17 5-8 19, Foye 3-5 0-0 8, Mozgov 8-12 7-9 23, Arthur 1-4 0-0 2, Chandler 4-11 0-0 12, Robinson 1-8 0-0 2, A.Miller 3-10 1-1 7, Fournier 1-3 3-4 5. Totals 40-100 25-37 111. L.A. Lakers 28 26 25 20—99 Denver 33 27 23 28—111 3-Point Goals—L.A. Lakers 8-21 (Johnson 2-3, Blake 2-4, Young 2-6, Henry 1-2, Meeks 1-3, Farmar 0-1, Williams 0-2), Denver 6-21 (Chandler 4-7, Foye 2-3, Mozgov 0-1, Robinson 0-2, A.Miller 0-2, Lawson 0-3, Hamilton 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—L.A. Lakers 64 (Hill 15), Denver 74 (Faried 13). Assists—L.A. Lakers 20 (Blake 11), Denver 23 (Lawson 7). Total Fouls— L.A. Lakers 27, Denver 20. Technicals— Denver delay of game, Denver defensive three second. A—17,824.


BROOKLYN (86) Pierce 4-12 4-5 12, Garnett 2-9 2-2 6, Lopez 6-12 4-4 16, Williams 5-13 1-2 13, Johnson 3-10 4-6 10, Blatche 2-5 0-0 4, Plumlee 1-1 1-3 3, Anderson 1-4 0-0 3, Livingston 5-6 3-3 13, Terry 1-4 0-0 2, Evans 1-2 2-2 4, Taylor 0-3 0-0 0, Teletovic 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 31-82 21-27 86. SACRAMENTO (107) Salmons 3-5 1-1 7, Thompson 4-12 1-4 9, Cousins 5-14 5-6 15, Vasquez 7-13 1-1 17, McLemore 1-8 0-0 2, Thomas 5-11 7-7 19, Outlaw 2-4 2-2 6, Patterson 4-8 0-1 8, Thornton 10-19 0-1 24, Hayes 0-0 0-0 0, Mbah a Moute 0-0 0-0 0, Ndiaye 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 41-94 17-23 107. Brooklyn 19 21 19 27—86 Sacramento 23 29 28 27—107 3-Point Goals—Brooklyn 3-13 (Williams 2-5, Anderson 1-4, Teletovic 0-1, Terry 0-1, Johnson 0-2), Sacramento 8-24 (Thornton 4-9, Thomas 2-3, Vasquez 2-6, Outlaw 0-1, McLemore 0-2, Patterson 0-3). Fouled Out—Cousins. Rebounds—Brooklyn 60 (Pierce, Lopez 9), Sacramento 56 (Thompson 11). Assists—Brooklyn 14 (Williams 7), Sacramento 26 (Vasquez 12). Total Fouls—Brooklyn 23, Sacramento 23. Technicals—Terry, Cousins. A—15,122.

Trail Blazers 90, Suns 89

PHOENIX (89) Tucker 3-6 2-4 8, Frye 1-6 0-0 2, Plumlee 5-8 0-0 10, Dragic 5-12 2-2 14, Bledsoe 10-21 3-3 23, Green 7-13 1-2 17, Mark.Morris 3-8 2-2 8, Marc. Morris 2-7 0-0 5, Goodwin 1-4 0-0 2, Christmas 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 37-86 10-13 89. PORTLAND (90) Batum 3-10 2-2 9, Aldridge 5-19 2-2 12, Lopez 5-11 3-4 13, Lillard 4-13 3-4 11, Matthews 4-9 1-2 11, Robinson 6-9 3-9 15, Williams 5-10 0-0 12, Freeland 1-1 0-0 2, Wright 2-2 0-0 5. Totals 35-84 14-23 90. Phoenix 22 21 25 21—89 Portland 25 16 21 28—90 3-Point Goals—Phoenix 5-15 (Dragic 2-3, Green 2-4, Marc.Morris 1-4, Bledsoe 0-1, Frye 0-3), Portland 6-15 (Williams 2-3, Matthews 2-4, Wright 1-1, Batum 1-5, Lillard 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Phoenix 52 (Plumlee 10), Portland 58 (Lopez 15). Assists—Phoenix 16 (Bledsoe 6), Portland 15 (Lillard 8). Total Fouls— Phoenix 21, Portland 13. A—19,537.

Clippers 111, Thunder 103

OKLAHOMA CITY (103) Durant 8-18 15-17 33, Ibaka 6-6 1-1 13, Adams 3-4 1-2 7, Westbrook 7-18 3-5 19, Sefolosha 2-5 3-3 7, N.Collison 2-2 0-0 4, Jackson 2-6 4-4 9, Thabeet 2-4 0-1 4, Lamb 0-5 0-0 0, Jones 2-3 0-0 5, Gomes 1-1 0-0 2, Fisher 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 35-75 27-33 103. L.A. CLIPPERS (111) Dudley 3-8 3-4 10, Griffin 8-14 6-9 22, Jordan 6-8 3-4 15, Paul 5-15 4-4 14, Redick 5-13 3-3 15, Crawford 7-13 3-4 20, Barnes 0-5 0-0 0, Hollins 2-2 0-0 4, D.Collison 3-6 2-2 8, Mullens 0-1 1-2 1, Bullock 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 39-86 27-34 111. Oklahoma City 33 29 16 25—103 L.A. Clippers 25 28 30 28—111 3-Point Goals—Oklahoma City 6-16 (Westbrook 2-4, Durant 2-6, Jackson 1-1, Jones 1-1, Lamb 0-1, Fisher 0-1, Sefolosha 0-2), L.A. Clippers 6-28 (Crawford 3-7, Redick 2-5, Dudley 1-5, Bullock 0-1, D.Collison 0-1, Mullens 0-1, Barnes 0-2, Paul 0-6). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Oklahoma City 39 (Durant 6), L.A. Clippers 61 (Griffin 12). Assists—Oklahoma City 27 (Westbrook, Durant 10), L.A. Clippers 30 (Paul 16). Total Fouls— Oklahoma City 29, L.A. Clippers 23. Technicals—Oklahoma City defensive three second, Griffin. Ejected—Ibaka, Barnes. A—19,273 (19,060).


Wednesday’s Game No. 18 Oregon 107, Western Carolina 83 Thursday’s Games No. 6 Arizona at San Diego State, 8:05 p.m. No. 13 Memphis vs. Austin Peay, 6 p.m. No. 16 Wichita State vs. William & Mary, 6 p.m. No. 19 UConn vs. Detroit, 5 p.m. Friday’s Games No. 2 Michigan State vs. Columbia, 7 p.m. No. 3 Louisville vs. Cornell, 5 p.m. No. 4 Duke vs. Florida Atlantic, 5 p.m. No. 8 Oklahoma State vs. ArkansasPine Bluff, 6 p.m. No. 12 North Carolina vs. Holy Cross, 6 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 9 Syracuse vs. Colgate, 2:30 p.m. No. 10 Ohio State at No. 17 Marquette, 11 a.m. No. 11 Florida vs. UALR, 2:30 p.m. No. 14 VCU vs. Winthrop, 5 p.m. No. 16 Wichita State vs. Tennessee State, 11 a.m. No. 20 Wisconsin at Green Bay, 6 p.m. No. 25 Virginia vs. Davidson at Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, N.C., 10 a.m. Sunday’s Games No. 1 Kentucky vs. Robert Morris, 5 p.m. No. 7 Michigan at Iowa State, 3 p.m. No. 12 North Carolina vs. Belmont, 2 p.m. No. 15 Gonzaga vs. Oakland, 6 p.m. No. 19 UConn vs. Boston University, 10 a.m. No. 21 Notre Dame vs. Indiana State, 10 a.m. No. 22 New Mexico vs. Charleston Southern, 4:05 p.m. No. 23 Baylor vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 3 p.m.

NCAA Men’s Division I

Wednesday’s Games East Binghamton 89, Cornell 79 Boston U. 91, Mass.-Lowell 65 Bryant 87, Dartmouth 77 Bucknell 90, Penn St. 80 Dominican (NY) 100, Bloomfield 93 Georgetown 88, Wright St. 70 Hartford 63, Fairfield 53 Holy Cross 122, Sacred Heart 118, 2OT Navy 98, Goucher 47 New Hampshire 84, Duquesne 81 Niagara 92, Buffalo 81 Providence 73, Brown 69 Saint Joseph’s 81, Marist 62 Seton Hall 78, Kent St. 76 Stony Brook 73, Northeastern 66 Villanova 90, Mount St. Mary’s 59 West Chester 71, Chestnut Hill 61 South Alabama St. 88, Mobile 58 Bryan 73, Va. Intermont 61 Clemson 58, Delaware St. 37 E. Kentucky 114, Warren Wilson 45 Florida St. 80, UCF 68 King (Tenn.) 131, Mars Hill 69 Limestone 73, Lander 65 Louisiana Tech 106, Centenary 59 Maryland 67, Abilene Christian 44 Mercer 95, Reinhardt 53 Middle Tennessee 77, North Florida 70 Mount Olive 81, Wingate 80 Norfolk St. 115, Newberry 95 Old Dominion 77, Howard 57 Tenn. Wesleyan 90, Montreat 83 Tulane 79, Southern U. 73 UNC Wilmington 80, Charleston Southern 78, OT Winthrop 82, SC-Upstate 74

Southwest Arkansas St. 72, UT-Martin 62 Oklahoma 85, Idaho 65 Texas-Arlington 111, Howard Payne 64 Texas-Pan American 94, HustonTillotson 62 Midwest Bemidji St. 95, Mayville St. 60 Benedictine (Kan.) 65, Park 63 Dayton 70, St. Francis (Pa.) 56 E. Illinois 67, Olivet Nazarene 60 Hillsdale 88, Lourdes 65 Ill.-Chicago 87, Roosevelt 65 Illinois 64, Valparaiso 52 Kansas St. 71, Oral Roberts 63 Nebraska-Omaha 101, UMKC 71 North Dakota 110, Minn.-Morris 69 Purdue 109, CCSU 73 Saint Louis 82, SIU-Edwardsville 58 Southern Miss. 75, DePaul 68 Far West CS Bakersfield 74, Sacramento St. 66 Colorado 63, Wyoming 58 Oregon 107, Western Carolina 83 Oregon St. 79, Portland 73 Pepperdine 69, UC Riverside 66 Portland St. 79, Pacific Lutheran 43 San Francisco 91, Cleveland State 82 Seattle 75, Cal St.-Fullerton 71

HOCKEY HOCKEY NHL Eastern Conference

Atlantic GP Tampa Bay 18 Boston 17 Toronto 18 Detroit 19 Montreal 19 Ottawa 18 Florida 19 Buffalo 20 Metro GP Pittsburgh 18 Washington 19 N.Y. Rangers 18 Carolina 18 New Jersey 18 N.Y. Islanders 19 Philadelphia 18 Columbus 17

W 13 11 11 9 9 7 4 4 W 11 10 9 7 6 7 7 6

L OL Pts GFGA 5 0 26 56 43 5 1 23 48 30 6 1 23 52 42 5 5 23 47 51 8 2 20 49 42 7 4 18 53 56 11 4 12 40 66 15 1 9 36 63 L OL Pts GFGA 7 0 22 51 42 8 1 21 61 55 9 0 18 41 49 7 4 18 34 49 7 5 17 38 46 9 3 17 54 61 10 1 15 33 45 10 1 13 44 50

Western Conference

Central GP W L OL Pts GFGA Colorado 17 14 3 0 28 55 30 Chicago 18 12 2 4 28 66 49 Minnesota 19 11 4 4 26 50 41 St. Louis 16 11 2 3 25 54 37 Dallas 18 9 7 2 20 49 52 Winnipeg 20 9 9 2 20 53 57 Nashville 18 8 8 2 18 38 57 Pacific GP W L OL Pts GFGA Anaheim 20 15 4 1 31 68 48 Phoenix 19 13 4 2 28 63 58 San Jose 18 11 2 5 27 66 43 Vancouver 20 11 7 2 24 54 54 Los Angeles 18 11 6 1 23 52 44 Calgary 18 6 9 3 15 49 64 Edmonton 20 4 14 2 10 48 78 Note: Two points are awarded for a win; one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Wednesday’s Games Minnesota 2, Toronto 1, SO Philadelphia 2, Pittsburgh 1 Dallas 3, Edmonton 0 Tuesday’s Games Buffalo 3, Los Angeles 2, SO Tampa Bay 2, Montreal 1, SO Winnipeg 3, Detroit 2, SO N.Y. Islanders 3, Nashville 1 New Jersey 3, N.Y. Rangers 2 Washington 4, Columbus 3, OT Carolina 2, Colorado 1 Philadelphia 5, Ottawa 0 Florida 3, Anaheim 2 Phoenix 3, St. Louis 2, OT San Jose 3, Calgary 2, OT Thursday’s Games Columbus at Boston, 5 p.m. Los Angeles at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m. Anaheim at Tampa Bay, 5:30 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago, 6 p.m. Colorado at St. Louis, 6 p.m. Dallas at Calgary, 7 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Friday’s Games Toronto at Buffalo, 5 p.m. Los Angeles at New Jersey, 5 p.m. Nashville at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m. Anaheim at Carolina, 5 p.m. Montreal at Columbus, 5 p.m. Boston at Ottawa, 5:30 p.m. Washington at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Florida at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. San Jose at Edmonton, 8 p.m.

NHL SUMMARIES Wednesday Flyers 2, Penguins 1 Philadelphia 1 1 0—2 Pittsburgh 0 1 0—1 First Period—1, Philadelphia, B.Schenn 5 (Simmonds), 16:02. Penalties—B.Schenn, Phi (goaltender interference), 9:04. Second Period—2, Pittsburgh, Crosby 9 (Malkin, Jokinen), 8:29 (pp). 3, Philadelphia, B.Schenn 6 (Downie, Voracek), 18:40 (pp). Penalties—Rosehill, Phi (interference), 6:51; Streit, Phi (high-sticking), 10:46; Engelland, Pit (hooking), 15:31; Hartnell, Phi (slashing), 17:10; Dupuis, Pit (slashing), 17:10; Bortuzzo, Pit (cross-checking), 17:10. Third Period—None. Penalties—Couturier, Phi (tripping), 6:46. Shots on Goal—Philadelphia 8-103—21. Pittsburgh 16-9-6—31. Power-play opportunities—Philadelphia 1 of 2; Pittsburgh 1 of 4. Goalies—Philadelphia, Emery 2-3-0 (31 shots-30 saves). Pittsburgh, Fleury 10-5-0 (21-19). A—18,656. T—2:30.

Wild 2, Maple Leafs 1, SO

Toronto 0 1 0 0—1 Minnesota 0 0 1 0—2 Minnesota won shootout 2-0 First Period—None. Penalties—Kadri, Tor (goaltender interference), 7:07; Lupul, Tor, major (fighting), 13:53; Coyle, Min, major (fighting), 13:53; Granlund, Min (hooking), 17:57. Second Period—1, Toronto, Raymond 6 (Rielly, Kadri), 7:32 (pp). Penalties—Kadri, Tor (hooking), 1:06; Coyle, Min (hooking), 5:52; Parise, Min (holding), 13:18; Fraser, Tor (roughing), 18:05; Brodziak, Min (roughing), 18:05. Third Period—2, Minnesota, Parise 9 (Coyle, Koivu), 15:43. Penalties—McClement, Tor (tripping), :34; Smithson, Tor (interference), 3:57; Kadri, Tor match penalty (match—deliberate injury), 8:41. Overtime—None. Penalties—None. Shootout—Toronto 0 (Raymond NG, Kessel NG), Minnesota 2 (Parise G, Koivu NG, Pominville G). Shots on Goal—Toronto 7-6-7-3—23. Minnesota 6-14-14-0—34. Power-play opportunities—Toronto 1 of 3; Minnesota 0 of 5. Goalies—Toronto, Bernier 7-4-1 (34 shots-33 saves). Minnesota, Backstrom (3-3), Harding 10-2-2 (10:31 first, 20-19). A—17,897. T—2:47.

Stars 3, Oilers 0

Dallas 0 1 2—3 Edmonton 0 0 0—0 First Period—None. Penalties—Daley, Dal (holding), 12:38; Eakin, Dal (hooking), 16:42; Smyth, Edm (slashing), 17:51. Second Period—1, Dallas, Peverley 4 (Jo.Benn, Roussel), 10:35. Penalties—Robidas, Dal (holding), 2:40; Garbutt, Dal (freezing the puck), 3:09; Ja.Benn, Dal (high-sticking), 8:11; Ference, Edm (hooking), 13:19; Nugent-Hopkins, Edm (holding), 19:04. Third Period—2, Dallas, Seguin 8, 19:08 (en). 3, Dallas, Roussel 2 (Daley, Lehtonen), 19:46 (en). Penalties—Petry, Edm (hooking), :48; Gordon, Edm (holding stick), 6:17; Potter, Edm (tripping), 7:05. Missed Penalty Shot—Nichushkin, Dal, 16:56 third. Shots on Goal—Dallas 11-7-8—26. Edmonton 9-6-7—22. Power-play opportunities—Dallas 0 of 6; Edmonton 0 of 5. Goalies—Dallas, Lehtonen 8-3-2 (22 shots-22 saves). Edmonton, Dubnyk 3-9-1 (24-23). Referees—Brian Pochmara, Mike Hasenfratz. Linesmen—Lonnie Cameron, Anthony Sericolo. A—16,839. T—2:28.


East New England N.Y. Jets Miami Buffalo South Indianapolis Tennessee Houston Jacksonville North Cincinnati Cleveland Baltimore Pittsburgh West Kansas City Denver San Diego Oakland

W 7 5 4 3 W 6 4 2 1 W 6 4 4 3 W 9 8 4 3

L 2 4 5 7 L 3 5 7 8 L 4 5 5 6 L 0 1 5 6

T Pct PF PA 0 .778 234 175 0 .556 169 231 0 .444 193 209 0 .300 199 259 T Pct PF PA 0 .667 222 193 0 .444 200 196 0 .222 170 248 0 .111 115 291 T Pct PF PA 0 .600 234 186 0 .444 172 197 0 .444 188 189 0 .333 179 218 T Pct PF PA 0 1.000 215 111 0 .889 371 238 0 .444 212 202 0 .333 166 223

National Conference

East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 5 5 0 .500 274 258 Philadelphia 5 5 0 .500 252 244 N.Y. Giants 3 6 0 .333 165 243 Washington 3 6 0 .333 230 287 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 7 2 0 .778 265 163 Carolina 6 3 0 .667 214 115 Atlanta 2 7 0 .222 186 251 Tampa Bay 1 8 0 .111 146 209 North W L T Pct PF PA Detroit 6 3 0 .667 238 216 Chicago 5 4 0 .556 259 247 Green Bay 5 4 0 .556 245 212 Minnesota 2 7 0 .222 220 279 West W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 9 1 0 .900 265 159 San Francisco 6 3 0 .667 227 155 Arizona 5 4 0 .556 187 198 St. Louis 4 6 0 .400 224 234 Week 11 Thursday’s Game Indianapolis at Tennessee, 6:25 p.m. Sunday’s Games Baltimore at Chicago, 11 a.m. Oakland at Houston, 11 a.m. N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, 11 a.m. Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 11 a.m. Detroit at Pittsburgh, 11 a.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 11 a.m. Cleveland at Cincinnati, 11 a.m. Arizona at Jacksonville, 11 a.m. San Diego at Miami, 2:05 p.m. Minnesota at Seattle, 2:25 p.m. San Francisco at New Orleans, 2:25 p.m. Green Bay at N.Y. Giants, 2:25 p.m. Kansas City at Denver, 6:30 p.m. Monday’s Game New England at Carolina, 6:40 p.m. Open: Dallas, St. Louis

TODAY’S NFL Injury Report

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS at TENNESSEE TITANS COLTS: OUT: CB Josh Gordy (groin), S Delano Howell (neck), CB Greg Toler (groin). PROBABLE: NT Josh Chapman (knee), G Mike McGlynn (thumb). TITANS: OUT: CB Tommie Campbell (shoulder), LB Moise Fokou (knee), C Brian Schwenke (ankle), WR Damian Williams (hip). QUESTIONABLE: LB Zaviar Gooden (hamstring). PROBABLE: T David Stewart (shoulder), G Chance Warmack (ankle).


Wednesday’s Game No. 20 Northern Illinois 48, Ball State 27 Thursday’s Game No. 8 Clemson vs. Georgia Tech, 5:30 p.m. Friday’s Game No. 13 UCLA vs. Washington, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 1 Alabama at Mississippi State, 5:45 p.m. No. 2 Florida State vs. Syracuse, 1:30 p.m. No. 3 Ohio State at Illinois, 10 a.m. No. 4 Baylor vs. Texas Tech at Arlington, Texas, 5 p.m. No. 5 Stanford at Southern Cal, 6 p.m. No. 6 Oregon vs. Utah, 2 p.m. No. 7 Auburn vs. No. 25 Georgia, 1:30 p.m. No. 11 South Carolina vs. Florida, 5 p.m. No. 12 Oklahoma State at No. 23 Texas, 1:30 p.m. No. 14 Michigan State at Nebraska, 1:30 p.m. No. 15 UCF at Temple, 10 a.m. No. 17 Wisconsin vs. Indiana, 10 a.m. No. 19 Louisville vs. Houston, 5 p.m. No. 21 Arizona State vs. Oregon State, 7:30 p.m. No. 22 Oklahoma vs. Iowa State, 10 a.m. No. 24 Miami at Duke, 1:30 p.m.

SOCCER SOCCER NORTH AMERICA MLS Playoffs CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP Eastern Conference Leg 1 — Saturday, Nov 9 Sporting KC 0, Houston 0 Leg 2 — Saturday, Nov. 23 Houston at Sporting KC, 5:30 p.m.

Western Conference Leg 1 — Sunday, Nov. 10 Real Salt Lake 4, Portland 2 Leg 2 — Sunday, Nov. 24 Real Salt Lake at Portland, 7 p.m.


Home nations listed first Wednesday, Nov. 13

World Cup Qualifying

North and Central America and Caribbean-Oceania Playoff First leg: Mexico 5, New Zealand 1 South America-Asia Playoff First leg: Jordan 0, Uruguay 5


2013 — Max Scherzer, Detroit 2012 — David Price, Tampa Bay 2011 — x-Justin Verlander, Detroit 2010 — Felix Hernandez, Seattle 2009 — Zack Greinke, Kansas City 2008 — Cliff Lee, Cleveland 2007 — C.C. Sabathia, Cleveland 2006 — x-Johan Santana, Minnesota 2005 — Bartolo Colon, Los Angeles 2004 — x-Johan Santana, Minnesota 2003 — Roy Halladay, Toronto 2002 — Barry Zito, Oakland 2001 — Roger Clemens, New York 2000 — x-Pedro Martinez, Boston 1999 — x-Pedro Martinez, Boston 1998 — x-Roger Clemens, Toronto 1997 — Roger Clemens, Toronto


Total points on a 7-4-3-2-1 basis Player 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th-Tot Max Scherzer, DET 28, 1, 1, 0, 0-203 Yu Darvish, TEX 0, 19, 3, 1, 6-93 Hisashi Iwakuma, SEA 0, 6, 12, 6, 1-73 Anibal Sanchez, DET 1, 1, 3, 9, 8-46 Chris Sale, CHI 1, 0, 5, 8, 6-44 Bartolo Colon, OAK 0, 2, 3, 1, 6-25 Koji Uehara, BOS 0, 1, 2, 0, 0-10 Felix Hernandez, SEA 0, 0, 1, 1, 1-6 Matt Moore, TB 0, 0, 0, 2, 0-4 Greg Holland, KC 0, 0, 0, 1, 2-4 James Shields, KC 0, 0, 0, 1, 0-2


2013 — Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles 2012 — R.A. Dickey, New York 2011 — Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles 2010 — x-Roy Halladay, Philadelphia 2009 — Tim Lincecum, San Francisco 2008 — Tim Lincecum, San Francisco 2007 — x-Jake Peavy, San Diego 2006 — Brandon Webb, Arizona 2005 — Chris Carpenter, St. Louis 2004 — Roger Clemens, Houston 2003 — Eric Gagne, Los Angeles 2002 — x-Randy Johnson, Arizona 2001 — Randy Johnson, Arizona 2000 — Randy Johnson, Arizona 1999 — Randy Johnson, Arizona 1998 — Tom Glavine, Atlanta 1997 — Pedro Martinez, Montreal x-unanimous choice


Total points on a 7-4-3-2-1 basis Player 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th-Tot Clayton Kershaw, L.A. 29, 1, 0, 0, 0-207 A. Wainwright, STL 1, 15, 4, 1, 5-86 Jose Fernandez, MIA 0, 9, 3, 5, 7-62 Craig Kimbrel, ATL 0, 4, 1, 8, 4-39 Matt Harvey, NYM 0, 1, 8, 4, 3-39 Cliff Lee, PHI 0, 0, 6, 6, 2-32 Jordan Zimmerman, WAS 0, 0, 6, 0, 3-21 Zack Greinke, LAD 0, 0, 2, 4, 4-18 Madison Bumgarner, SF 0, 0, 0, 1, 1-3 Francisco Liriano, PIT 0, 0, 0, 1, 1-3


OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Agreed to terms with INF Nick Punto on a oneyear contract.

National League

LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Named Roy Clark national crosschecker.

Eastern League

READING FIGHTIN PHILS — Named Eric Freeman director of food and beverages and Brian Hoeper operations manager.

Frontier League


BASKETBALL NBA Development League

DELAWARE 87ERS — Named Rod Baker coach.

FOOTBALL National Football League

ATLANTA FALCONS — Activated LB Sean Weatherspoon from the injured reserve/return list. Signed OT Sean Locklear. Released LB Thomas Howard. CAROLINA PANTHERS — Agreed to terms with LB Dan Connor. Placed CB James Dockery on injured reserve. Signed G Travis Bond from the Minnesota’s practice squad. CHICAGO BEARS — Signed S Derrick Martin to a one-year contract. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed RB Orwin Smith to the practice squad. HOUSTON TEXANS — Signed LB D.J. Smith and S Jawanza Starling. Signed CB Loyce Means and WR Rico Richardson to the practice squad. Placed WR Andy Cruse on the practice squad injured list. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Claimed WR-KR Kyle Williams off waivers from San Francisco. Released WR Chad Hall. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed OT Jamaal Johnson-Webb to the practice squad. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Re-signed DL Brian Sanford. Re-signed OL Jack Cornell to the practice squad. Signed LB Chris McCoy to the practice squad. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Signed RB Michael Hill from Green Bay’s practice squad.

HOCKEY National Hockey League

BUFFALO SABRES — Fired general manager Darcy Regier and coach Ron Rolston. Named Ted Nolan interim coach and Pat LaFontaine president of hockey operations. MONTREAL CANADIENS — Assigned F Gabriel Dumont and D Greg Pateryn to Hamilton (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Assigned D Dmitry Orlov Hershey (AHL).

American Hockey League

BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS — Signed F Chris Langkow and F Sean Wiles to professional tryout contracts. Loaned F Greg Miller to Stockton (ECHL). Announced F Kirill Kabanov was reassigned to the team by the New York Islanders. Announced F Jason Clark was reassigned to Stockton. HARTFORD WOLF PACK — Loaned F Andrew Rowe to Greenville (ECHL). Announced F Michael St. Croix was assigned to Greenville. SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Reassigned G Michael Houser and F Logan Shaw to Cincinnati (ECHL). Loaned F Philippe Cornet to Cincinnati.

LACROSSE National Lacrosse League

COLORADO MAMMOTH — Named John Grant Jr. director of select teams.

SOCCER North American Soccer League

NEW YORK COSMOS — Signed MF Ayoze to a contract extension.


VIRGINIA TECH — Dismissed senior K Cody Journell for a violation of team policies.


Court connection for Santa Fe High By James Barron The New Mexican

Class AAAA knows a lot about Piedra Vista’s Samantha Sofka. But do the Santa Fe High Demonettes know Sofka has a connection to their head coach? If they’re reading this on Thursday morning, then maybe they’ll take to the court with the knowledge that Sofka, the Lady Panthers’ top outside hitter, was named after Santa Fe High head coach Sam Estrada. Sofka’s mother, Dana Sofka, was an assistant coach under Estrada when he coached at Farmington in the 1990s. The Demonettes will open pool play for the Class AAAA State Tournament against the top-seeded Lady Panthers at 8 a.m. in the Santa Ana Star Center.

Northern touch Not only does the Class AAAAA bracket have a District 1AAAAA flavor, it will have a hint of Northern spice to it. Rio Rancho Cleveland, the defending AAAAA cham-

pion, is led by former Pojoaque Valley head coach Brian Ainsworth, while former West Las Vegas and Capital head coach Dawn C’deBaca now guides Albuquerque Volcano Vista, the No. 12 seed. It is the first time the Lady Hawks were selected for the AAAAA bracket, and it marks the first time the district got all four teams in the tournament. Not to be outdone. District 3AAAAA also got five teams into the tournament (Las Cruces, Las Cruces Oñate, Las Cruces Mayfield and Anthony Gadsden).

Streaks on the line Last year saw the end of Texico’s sixyear run atop Class AA, and some other streaks are on the line this year. Pojoaque and Tatum both own the longest state championship streak with four in a row. Ironically, both teams earned the same seed — No. 3 — in AAA (the Elkettes) and A (the Lady Coyotes). In Class B, Elida has a three-year reign to defend and is the top seed again.

If the Lady Tigers win this year, they can boast that they are the only team to ever win the B championship. The class will change its name from B to A next year.

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St. Michael’s makes its first appearance in the AAA state tournament under third-year head coach Steve Long. Prior to that, the Lady Horsemen reached the state tournament for seven straight years, from 2004-2011. Meanwhile, McCurdy’s streak of earning the No. 12 seed ended at two this year. The Lady Bobcats got the No. 9 slot — and get No. 1 Fort Sumner and No. 8 Mountainair in Pool A.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL 5:30 p.m. on ESPN — Georgia Tech at Clemson 5:30 p.m. on FS1 — Marshall at Tulsa GOLF Noon on TGC — PGA Tour, OHL Classic, first round, at Playa del Carmen, Mexico 6:30 p.m. on TGC — PGA Tour of Australasia, Australian Masters, second round, in Cheltenham, Australia 1 a.m. on TGC — European PGA Tour, DP World Tour Championship Dubai, second round, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. on ESPN2 — Texas Tech at Alabama NBA BASKETBALL 6 p.m. on TNT — Houston at New York 8:30 p.m. on TNT — Oklahoma City at Golden State NFL FOOTBALL 6 p.m. on NFL — Indianapolis at Tennessee


Basketball Girls Eighth grade Santa Fe Indian School 22, Pojoaque 19. Leading scorers — Pojoaque: Leandra Apodca 7; SFIS: Sunshine Eaton, Franchesca Pino 7. Records — Pojoaque 1-2, SFIS not reported. Seventh grade SFIS 22, Pojoaque 21. Top scorers — Pojoaque: Sara Vigil 11; SFIS: Odessa Begay 8. Records — Pojoaque 2-1, SFIS not reported.

HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE This week’s varsity schedule for Northern New Mexico high schools. For additions or changes, please call 986-3045.

Today Volleyball — Class B/A/AA/AAA/AAAA State Tournament: Pool play/first round (except for Class B) Class AAAA, the Santa Ana Star Center Pool play (A — No. 9 Santa Fe High; C —No. 11 Los Alamos; D — No. 5 Española Valley): 8 a.m. First round, 3:30 p.m. Class AAA, the Santa Ana Star Center Pool play (B — No. 10 Las Vegas Robertson; C — No. 3 Pojoaque Valley; D — No. 5 West Las Vegas): 1 p.m. First round, 7 p.m. Class AA, Rio Rancho Cleveland/Rio Rancho Middle School (first round) Pool play (C — No. 3 Santa Fe Preparatory): 1 p.m. First round, 4 p.m./5:45 p.m./7:30 p.m. Class A, Rio Rancho High School Pool play (A — No. 9 McCurdy; D — No. 5 Questa): 8 a.m./10:30 a.m. First round, 4 p.m./5:45 p.m./7:30 p.m. Class B, Rio Rancho High School Pool play (A — No. 4 Santa Fe Waldorf): 1 p.m.


Santa Fe Waldorf’s Beatrice Lowe practices Tuesday. LUIS SÁNCHEZ SATURNO/THE NEW MEXICAN

ninth at 75. Waldorf also owns four of the top seven spots in digs in Class B, with Barnard leading the way at 215. Also on that list is eighth-grader Beatrice Lowe, at 201, and she has become a strong hitter as well, despite a 5-foot-3 frame. If anything, Lowe embodies what Adams wants to see from her team. “We’re mentally strong, and we’re emotionally strong,” Adams says. “We are scrappy, and we’re fighters. And I think we have some of the biggest hearts I’ve ever seen out there on the court. My girls give. They really give, when it’s the right time.” And what better time than the present? Nace and Barnard got a taste of the state tournament last year, but it just whetted an

apettite for more. “We want to bring home a trophy,” Barnanrd said. “We don’t want to lose as soon as we get there. We want to hang around for a little bit, like ‘til Saturday.” And for a program that is starting to make its mark, the feeling around school is different than it was a few years ago. Back then, the pats on the back often preceded a, “You’ll get them next time.” Now, when the Lady Wolves walk through the halls, the tone is the exact opposite. “Teachers will come up and say, ‘How much did you win by?’ ” Nace says. “They never second-guess us. They always ask how good our win was instead of how bad our losses were.”

Coach: Bustos also a dedicated math teacher gram. She was his assistant coach when he was at Pecos from 2006-08, and they resumed a coaching rivalry in 2011, when he went to SFIS and she was in her third stint at Robertson. “She was a big influence in my life and my coaching and with so many things,” Gurule said. “Like at Pecos, we got to work together and we were just best friends. We were inseparable at times. She did a lot. She was an amazing woman.” Former St. Michael’s head coach Chela Butler remembered Bustos from their teams’ battles over the years and knew her as a fierce competitor whose teams were well-coached. She also knew that Bustos was well-connected within the volleyball community, sometimes surprising Butler with the latest gossip she had heard. “She would tell me these things and I would be like, ‘Where did you hear that?’ ” Butler said. “And she would be like, ‘So and so told me.’ ” Bustos also was dedicated to her teaching craft as well. Gallegos recalls Bustos’ Sunday morning math tutoring sessions, and it was an open invitation for anyone who needed help. “She’d give the kids breakfast, and they didn’t have to be kids from our school,” Gallegos said. “Anybody from the commu-


In a show of support after the death of West Las Vegas head coach Mary Bustos on Wednesday, husband David Bustos will be on the bench with the team on Thursday.

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Waldorf: This year, Lady Wolves aim to hang around Barnard and Nace, though, were a part of a group that brought a whole other level of volleyball to the program. It was a group that former head coach and current athletic director Daniel Wendland saw potential in, if it just stayed together. That had been the problem through the first three years. The program lost about 13 players during that stretch, who transferred to other schools. All he wanted was for one group of players to stick around long enough to turn things around. “This group of juniors, I knew if they would just stick around, we’d be OK,” Wendland says. “I knew we’d be in good shape when they were older. And that’s where we’re at now.” What Wendland saw were good athletes who needed to learn how to play. Barnard has grown into a hard-hitting presence on the outside, while Nace developed into a reliable setter. Fellow seniors Brooke Reiche and Alex Chastenet became strong middle blockers that made it harder for opposing hitters to swing away at the net. It combined with a senior group led by Kayla Salyer and Sophia Richard and a fast-developing freshman in Rosemary Damianov last year to the tune of a 19-3 mark and Waldorf’s first District 5B title. What happened next, though, had a familiar ring to it — just with a twist. Richard and Salyer graduated, and Damianov transferred to Albuquerque La Cueva, which sapped the Lady Wolves of some firepower up front. But while that was happening, Waldorf added an important piece in new head coach Josie Adams, who had assisted Wendland for two years. Adams says she played at the University of Kentucky as a defensive specialist in the late 1970s, and she brought the kind of philosophy that a specialist would, with an emphasis on serving and defense. So it’s no surprise that Waldorf owns the top two spots in aces in the state, according to, with Sophie Linett with 148 aces and Barnard at 134. Nace is

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nity could go.” But she made her name in Northern New Mexico as a volleyball coach. Bustos ran the program at Robertson in 1997 and 1999, then returned in 2010 and spent three years there. She also coached at West Las Vegas in 2005, where she guided her niece, Vera Jo Bustos, helping her develop into one of the school’s premier athletes. Vera Jo Bustos remembers her as a tough, intense competitor who made her players work hard. She remembers her aunt as “the best math teacher I ever had.” Vera Jo Bustos also saw the softer side of her aunt, who loved to bake for her family. “She loved making cheesecake and brownies,” said Vera Jo Bustos, now an assistant girls basketball coach at Western State Colorado University. “Those were some of the finer memories I have of her.” Mary Bustos’ family is heavily involved in athletics. She coached her daughter, Caelin Bustos, and a niece, Deanna Bustos, on the volleyball team. Her husband, David Bustos, is the head boys basketball coach at West Las Vegas, and one of his sons, D.J., plays for him. Another son, Justin Bustos, plays for the New Mexico Highlands University men’s basketball program. Mary Bustos was involved in her husband’s program, helping him wherever she could. Parson said she helped with paperwork and talked as late as Monday about

helping the boys basketball team once the volleyball season was over. This, even though Parson remembered Bustos talking last week about retiring from teaching so she could focus on her health. “She was a very tenacious person,” Parson said. “She’s not a quitter. Those kind of people are hard to come by.” Still, Bustos showed signs of fatigue during the season. Pojoaque head coach Eric Zamora said she left a district match two weeks ago because she didn’t feel well, which said a lot about her physical state. “[A volleyball match] was like her sanctuary,” Zamora said. “It was like an escape from everything, even if it was just for an hour or two.” The loss hit Zamora’s team hard, having developed a good, competitive relationship with Bustos and the Lady Dons, and Pojoaque assistant coach Mark Loera is her cousin. Parson said the student body has rallied around the team after learning of Bustos’ death, so much so that the amount of permission slips handed out Wednesday led the school district to order two buses to bring students to the state tournament. “That is good to see,” Parson said. “I certainly hope they show up.”

Football — Class AAA/AAAA playoffs — TBA Volleyball — Class B/A/AA/AAA/AAAA State Tournament: quarterfinals/semifinals Class AAAA, the Santa Ana Star Center Quarterfinals, 8 a.m. Semifinals, 4:45 p.m. Class AAA, the Santa Ana Star Center Quarterfinals, 3 p.m. Semifinals, 8:15 p.m. Class AA, the Santa Ana Star Center Quarterfinals, 1:15 p.m. Semifinals, 6:30 p.m. Class A, the Santa Ana Star Center Quarterfinals, 9:45 a.m. Semifinals, 4:45 p.m. Class B, Rio Rancho Cleveland (quarterfinals)/the Santa Ana Star Center (semifinals) Quarterfinals, 8 a.m./9:45 a.m./11:30 a.m./1:15 p.m. Semifinals, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday Boys basketball — Santa Fe Preparatory at Mesa Vista, 6:30 p.m. Football — Class AAA/AAAA playoffs — TBA Class A playoffs, semifinals — No. 3 Capitan at No. 2 Escalante, 1 p.m. Girls basketball — Santa Fe Preparatory at Mesa Vista, 5 p.m. Volleyball — Class B/A/AA/AAA/AAAA State Tournament: championships Class AAAA, 3 p.m. Class AAA, 11 a.m. Class AA, 5 p.m. Class A, 1 p.m. Class B, 9 a.m.


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Former Raiders TE Christensen dies SALT LAKE CITY — With his penchant for poetry, Todd Christensen never fit the Raiders’ renegade mold. But that didn’t keep him from becoming one of the team’s best alltime tight ends. A five-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time Super Bowl winner, Christensen died from complications during liver transplant surgery Wednesday. He was 57. Christensen’s son, Toby Christensen, said his father died at Intermountain Medical Center near his home in Alpine, Utah. He had been waiting for 10 months for a donor liver. After a stellar career at running back for BYU from 1974-77, Christensen was a second-round pick for the Dallas Cowboys in the 1978 NFL draft. He was waived by the Cowboys after breaking his foot in training camp but landed the next year with the Raiders, where he played for 10 seasons at tight end and won Super Bowls in 1981 and 1984. In 1983, he had 92 catches, setting the NFL record at the time for tight ends. He finished the season with 1,247 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns. He broke his own record three seasons later with 95 catches. He finished his pro career with 467 catches for 5,872 yards and 41 touchdowns — a TD record for a Raiders tight end. He surpassed 1,000 yards receiving in three different seasons. The Associated Press



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Colts, Titans want to forget Week 10 By Barry Wilner

The Associated Press

The Colts and Titans would very much like to forget last weekend’s debacles. They’ll get a chance right away. Indianapolis (6-3, No. 8 in the AP Pro32) leads the AFC South and pretty much can put away Tennessee (4-5, No. 21, AP Pro32) with a victory Thursday night. Of course, the Colts need to play far, far better than they did in being routed at home by St. Louis 38-8. And the Titans must show a lot more than they presented in handing Jacksonville its first win of the season last Sunday, 29-27 — at Nashville, no less. Indy has been plagued by slow starts, and not having star receiver Reggie Wayne has become a huge problem. The Colts have been down in the first quarter by double digits against Miami, Seattle and Houston. The Rams got a big lead early in the second period. “Like I said, we’re not the hunters no more. We’re the hunted,” cornerback Vontae Davis said. “So teams are coming out throwing punches at us.” Tennessee took a haymaker last week just when it could have climbed within one game of the division-leading Colts. Starting quarterback Jake Locker is done for the season with a right foot injury. His replacement, veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick, is eager to get his team off to another of those fast starts against Indy. “When things are doing well, you can feel that momentum and feels like the football field gets slanted, and it gets you on a roll and you start scoring points,” Fitzpatrick said. “It’d be good to get that going early.” Look for the Colts to be doing that instead. COLTS, 23-14 No. 19 Cleveland (+5½) at No. 10 Cincinnati Browns could really shake up AFC North with win. Close, but … BEST BET: BENGALS, 20-17 No. 4 New England (+2½) at No. 6 Carolina, Monday night Time to start believing … in Patriots. UPSET SPECIAL:

PATRIOTS, 17-13 No. 1 Kansas City (+8) at No. 3 Denver Game of the Year, Part I. Peyton needs protection from that nasty KC defense. BRONCOS, 21-14 No. 9 San Francisco (+3) at No. 5 New Orleans It won’t be a Big Easy for Saints against ticked-off Niners. But New Orleans will win. SAINTS, 27-20 No. 12 New York Jets (+1) at No. 27 Buffalo Jets end their alternate win/ loss pattern. JETS, 20-19 No. 7 Detroit (-2) at No. 25 Pittsburgh Lions showing some mettle on the road. LIONS, 24-17 No. 24 Washington (+3½) at No. 14 Philadelphia Time for Eagles to show some mettle at home. EAGLES, 27-24 No. 17 Baltimore (+3) at No. 11 Chicago Some folks think Bears better off with McCown than Cutler. RAVENS, 16-14 No. 28 Minnesota (+13½) at No. 2 Seattle Just too tired of laying so many points with Seahawks at home. SEAHAWKS, 24-13 No. 13 Green Bay (+6½) at No. 22 New York Giants Giants’ climb back into NFC East race continues. GIANTS, 23-13 No. 15 Arizona (-6½) at No. 32 Jacksonville Cardinals quietly building something, but Jags are improving. CARDINALS, 17-13 No. 18 San Diego (-1) at No. 23 Miami Chargers struggling; no one is struggling like Dolphins. CHARGERS, 26-13 No. 30 Atlanta (-1) at No. 31 Tampa Bay Falcons have to get off this slide sometime. FALCONS, 20-16 No. 26 Oakland (+7) at No. 29 Houston Gary Kubiak’s return to sideline should inspire Texans to break their slide. TEXANS, 22-17 2013 RECORD: Against spread: 7-7 (64-74-4). Straight up: 8-6 (88-60). Best Bet: 4-6 against spread, 9-1 straight up. Upset special: 3-7 against spread, 1-9 straight up.

Mozgov, Nuggets drop Lakers The Associated Press

DENVER — Timofey Mozgov matched his career high with 23 points, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Los Angeles Lakers 111-99 on Wednesday night to win consecutive games for the first time this Nuggets 111 season. First-year Lakers 99 Nuggets coach Brian Shaw, who was part of five championship teams with the Lakers as a player and assistant coach, beat Los Angeles in his first matchup against his former team. Kenneth Faried added 21 points and Ty Lawson had 19 for the Nuggets, who won their fourth straight against the Lakers, their longest winning streak against Los Angeles since 1994. Pau Gasol led the Lakers with 25 points. 76ERS 123, ROCKETS 117 In Philadelphia, Tony Wroten had his first career triple-double, James Anderson scored a career-high 36 points and Spencer Hawes made the goahead basket with 34 seconds left in overtime to help the 76ers beat Houston. Wroten had career highs with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in his first start for injured rookie Michael Carter-Williams, who didn’t play because of a bruised left arch. Jeremy Lin scored 34 points, making a careerbest nine 3-pointers. Dwight Howard had 23 points and 15 rebounds, and Chandler Parsons added 22 points for Houston. Lin started for James Harden, who was out of Houston’s lineup because of a bruised left foot. TIMBERWOLVES 124, CAVALIERS 95 In Minneapolis, Kevin Love had 33 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Ricky Rubio added 16 points and a careerhigh 16 assists, and Minnesota beat Cleveland. Corey Brewer scored 27 points for Minnesota while filling in for Kevin Martin, who was out with an illness, and

quarter. Mike Conley led Memphis with 29 points. Marc Gasol had 18 points while Zach Randolph finished with 10 points. Gasol and Randolph each grabbed 10 rebounds.

Lakers center Pau Gasol pulls in a rebound Wednesday in front of Nuggets forward Jordan Hamilton in Denver. DAVID ZALUBOWSKI/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

the Timberwolves outscored Cleveland 29-6 in transition points to run the Cavaliers out of the building. Kyrie Irving scored 20 points on 8-for-17 shooting and survived a nasty collision in the first quarter for the Cavaliers. Anderson Varejao had 13 points and five rebounds starting for Andrew Bynum, who missed the game for personal reasons. The Cavs fell to 0-6 on the road this season. SPURS 92, WIZARDS 79 In San Antonio, Texas, Tony Parker had 16 points, leading six Spurs in double figures, and the Spurs rolled over Washington. Boris Diaw had 15 points, Kawhi Leonard added 13 points, and Manu Ginobili and Marco Belinelli each had 10 for San Antonio. Tiago Splitter had 12 points and nine rebounds. Martell Webster had 21 points, Bradley Beal added 19 points and John Wall had 14 points and eight assists for Washington, which has lost three straight. The Spurs held a double digit lead for all but about 15 minutes in remaining undefeated at home.

KNICKS 95, HAWKS 91 In Atlanta, Carmelo Anthony continued his success against Atlanta by scoring 25 points and New York regrouped after blowing a 17-point lead. The Knicks, relying on 3-pointers, led 47-30 in the second period. New York made only 5 of 25 shots from the field while being outscored 23-10 in the third period, leaving the Hawks with a 68-65 lead. Andrea Bargnani had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. had 14 points for New York. Jeff Teague led Atlanta with 25 points and eight assists. Al Horford had 23 points. RAPTORS 103, GRIZZLIES 87 In Memphis, Tenn., Rudy Gay scored 23 points in his return to Memphis and Kyle Lowry added 21 to help Toronto beat the Grizzlies. Gay, who was part of a Jan. 30 trade that sent him to the Raptors after spending his first 6-plus years in the league with Memphis, was 8 of 18 from the field, but missed his first four shots in the game. DeMar DeRozan scored 13 of his 18 points in the first

BOBCATS 89, CELTICS 83 In Boston, Al Jefferson had 22 points and 11 rebounds to lead Charlotte over Boston, snapping the Celtics’ fourgame winning streak. Gerald Henderson had 13 points, Jeff Taylor 12 and Anthony Tolliver 11 for Charlotte, which ended a twogame skid. Jeff Green led Boston with 19 points and Jordan Crawford had 16 points and six assists. Both teams were without key big men. Celtics forward Jared Sullinger was out with a bruised right knee and Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts missed the game for personal reasons. He’s expected to play Friday night in Cleveland. It was Bobcats coach Steve Clifford’s second game back after two stents were placed in his heart last week. MAGIC 94, BUCKS 91 In Orlando, Fla., Arron Afflalo scored a career-high 36 points, Nikola Vucevic added 17 points and 11 rebounds, and the Magic rallied to beat Milwaukee and snap a threegame skid. Afflalo was 8 of 11 from beyond the arc, adding six assists and eight rebounds. Maurice Harkless and Victor Oladipo had 10 points apiece for the Magic. O.J. Mayo scored 25 points for the Bucks, losers of three straight. Caron Butler added 20 and Khris Middleton had 19. Butler injured his left shoulder with just over two minutes left and didn’t return to the game. Afflalo scored 29 points in the second half, including 11 straight for the Magic in the fourth quarter. He ended the game with an assist to Vucevic with 9.2 seconds to play that gave Orlando a 94-91 lead. Afflalo then stole the ball from Mayo as the Bucks scrambled to attempt a gametying 3-pointer.


Young leads No. 18 Oregon in blowout The Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. — Joseph Young scored 28 of his career-high 36 points in the second half to help No. 18 Oregon rout Western Carolina 107-83 on Wednesday night. Mike Moser added 26 points and Elgin Cook had 16 for the Ducks (2-0), who opened the season with an 82-75 win

against Georgetown last Friday Western Carolina 83 at Camp Humphreys, a U.S. Army base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. They returned to Oregon the next day and resumed practice Monday. Young, a transfer junior guard from Houston, made all seven of his shots in 18 Oregon


the second half and only missed three of his 12 attempts in the game. He was also 15-for-16 from the free-throw line. Trey Sumler scored 29 in his season debut for the Catamounts (2-1). The Ducks (2-0) led 41-39 at halftime but made 10 of their first 12 shots in the second half to take a 71-55 lead with 11:49 to play.

Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck, left, talks with tight end Coby Fleener in the final minutes of the Colts’ blowout loss to St. Louis on Sunday. DARRON CUMMINGS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

After ugly losses, Colts, Titans eager to play By Teresa M. Walker The Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Colts and Titans both feel embarrassed and disgusted with themselves, ready to move. They get to do so quickly. Indianapolis is coming off its worst loss since 2011, and Tennessee just became the first team to lose to the Jaguars. So both the Colts and Titans are eager to play again, even if their bodies still ache with a four-day turnaround. The faster the better so at least one team can ease the pain in this AFC South showdown. “That we can get back on the field as soon as possible and atone for our sins if you will,” Colts quarterback Andrew Luck said of playing Thursday night. “I’m sure the Titans are feeling the same way.” The Colts lost 38-8 to St. Louis and former Titans coach Jeff Fisher last week in their worst loss since being routed by 55 points in New Orleans in 2011. They fell behind early — again — and Luck couldn’t pull them out of another hole. Still, they have a

two-game lead over the Titans in the AFC South, and a win would give them a road victory over each divisional team. “We know that’s going to be a heavyweight fight,” Colts coach Chuck Pagano said. The Titans not only are trying to bounce back from a short week but also the loss of their starting quarterback. Jake Locker suffered a Lisfranc injury to his right foot in last week’s 29-27 loss to Jacksonville, moving Ryan Fitzpatrick into the lineup for the rest of the season. This is the first of two games between these teams in three weeks. A Tennessee win not only trims the Colts’ lead in the division but keeps a franchise chasing its first playoff berth since 2008 in the mix for the AFC’s final wild-card berth. “Being able to get the Colts two times in three weeks, that’d be pretty good for us if we can pull that off,” Titans running back Chris Johnson said.

TODAY ON TV u Indianapolis at Tennessee, 6 p.m. on NFL Network

NFL: Living room is cheaper, warmer Continued from Page B-1 cent full. That number has doubled this season at a time when TV ratings are at their best since 2006. The Washington Redskins have one of the NFL’s rising stars in quarterback Robert Griffin III and are playing to just 88.9 percent capacity this season. The surprising New York Jets have the nation’s largest metropolitan area to pull from and only 93.3 of those with tickets are showing up. Then again, New York can be a tough market. Steelers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery was on the 2007 Jets that limped to a 4-12 record. As the season wore on and the losses mounted, things got weird. “Pittsburgh came to town, but it felt like an away game,” Cotchery said. “It was so loud in there. I remember us doing silent count and all of that stuff at home. But we were a bad team. I probably wouldn’t want to take my kid out in the cold and watch a bad team play football.” It can lead, in some instances, to the unnerving realization that players can’t simply rely on the juice — or the vitriol — from the crowd to get amped up. “When we play on the road, certain places are just known for being quiet,” Cincinnati left tackle Andrew Whitworth said. “It’s almost like in the huddle, you have to keep reminding yourself to keep your energy up and realize that some of these places are really quiet and you have to create your own energy a little bit.”

The NFL amended its TV blackout rule last year, allowing teams to sell only 85 percent of its prime tickets to meet the threshold necessary to have home games broadcast locally. While the decision has done nothing but goose TV ratings even further, getting folks into the stadium on a regular basis in some cities remains a tough task. Oakland and Jacksonville swath their stadiums in massive drapes that cover entire sections. It reduces capacity but hasn’t exactly increased demand. While the atmosphere has improved with the Raiders, only 81.4 percent of ticket holders make it to their seats. More than 10 percent of those with tickets in Jacksonville don’t bother to get an eyeful of one of the league’s worst teams. Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer is prepping the Cardinals for an “interesting atmosphere” when they visit the Jaguars (1-8) on Sunday, where tickets are going for as low as $8 on StubHub. To be honest, he’s going to miss the opportunity to quiet a hostile environment, mostly because there likely won’t be one. “You can’t worry about any of those outside distractions,” Palmer said. “You’ve just got to focus on doing your job each and every play, and do what it takes to win the game, regardless of how many people are watching or who is in the stands.” Commissioner Roger Goodell continues to stress the in-game fan experience remains important to the league. It also remains important to the bottom lines of owners, if only to fatten their wallets.

When Personal Seat Licensing came into vogue, it created a new revenue stream by making fans plunk down thousands just for the right to buy tickets. It priced some longtime season ticket holders out of the market and as the U.S. economy sputtered, so did interest in making a significant financial commitment to get in the door when the living room can be just as inviting and significantly cheaper. And owners continue to press for new stadiums even as evidence mounts that less might be more. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has turned AT&T Stadium into a virtual ATM since it opened in 2009. Dallas averages more than 86,000 fans a game, well over 100 percent capacity, even as the team continues to hover around .500. The Falcons have barely been in the Georgia Dome two decades and already they’ve struck a deal on a new $1 billion building that will be ready by 2017. The Steelers aren’t greedy enough to ask for new digs, but they are planning to add an additional 3,000 seats at Heinz Field, even though they’ve never averaged more than 63,458 per game since its debut in 2001. All that’s left is deciding who picks up most of the tab. The issue remains in the Pittsburgh courts, though whenever the expansion is complete, the same factors that fans face every Sunday will remain in place. “It’s just how it works,” Cotchery said. “When you’re losing like [we did in New York], those decisions have to be made. Do I go to the game or do I not go to the game? I know it’s tough.”



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An early jump on the ski season

Gary Forrest, left, the new general manager at Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort, stands by the lodge built in the early 1960s. The ski area, which features quaint amenities such as log cabins, cozy apartments and dorm-like lodging, is set to open Saturday.



f we lived outdoors, we’d need more calories when the weather turned colder. Well, birds do too. Fortunately, native berry and seed producing plants are still loaded with food for the birds. Branching sunflower, pyracantha, chamisa and many other local plants hold on to their fall bounty until the birds pick them clean. You’ll sometimes even see robins eating pyracantha berries late in the winter. Those berries can last a while. Birds also eat seeds from pine cones, larvae stuck in tree bark and food at birdfeeders. Birds only eat when it’s light outside, so in colder months, birds are in the position of having to find more food in less time. Help birds make every beak-full count by feeding high fat foods. High fat foods include suet, seed cylinders loaded with sunflower and nuts, and a seed blend also containing lots of sunflower and nuts. Woodpeckers and Suet is rendered beef many other birds love fat and often comes in seed cylinders. prepackaged “cakes” mixed with nuts or bugs. Woodpeckers, nuthatches, bushtits and others love suet. Try feeding suet in any suet feeder — even a simple suet cage will do. Place it on a tree for best results. Suet-eating birds hang out in trees, so placing it where the birds are helps them to find it faster. Birds find food by sight. If your birds don’t find your suet cage after a few days try “gluing” some birdseed onto the cage with peanut butter to jump start activity. Seed-eating birds will find it first and hopefully that activity will catch the eye of the suet eaters. Sometimes you have to “teach” birds to come to a feeder. But once they get it, they will keep coming back. Seed cylinders are my favorite way to feed the birds — and a high fat source of food for the birds. Good cylinders are a combination of sunflower and nuts and are held together with gelatin. Both seed eaters (like grosbeaks and chickadees) like cylinders, but so

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By Will Webber The New Mexican


icking a launch date for the 2013-14 ski season in Northern New Mexico can be a roll of the dice. In the case of Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort, the gamble began to take shape last spring, when the resort’s curators sat in front of a calendar and tried to figure out when to open their mountain hideaway for the hectic winter sports season. Right about the time that last winter’s snow was trickling away as runoff, the decision was made to open the resort’s skiing operations even earlier than usual. In its latest attempt to corner the market on the skiing itch, Sipapu will open for business Saturday. It is believed to be one of the earliest known opening dates in the state’s winter sports history. In fact, the only resort in the Southwest that poses a challenge to Sipapu is southern Colorado’s Wolf Creek Ski Area, which opened Nov. 6. Sipapu will offer half-off lift tickets and allow kids and seniors in for just $15. Adult rates are $20. “When we were trying to figure out when opening day should be,” says Sipapu media relations contact Stacey Glaser, “we knew we basically wanted to up the ante on anything we’d done before. We traditionally are the first to open, but we wanted to start even earlier if we could.” Opening day is usually reserved for the Saturday before the Thanksgiving holiday. This trumps it by a full week, a start that suggests a plentiful early dump of snow. Not true. Billed as a laid-back alternative to the busy ski resorts that surround it, Sipapu has been abuzz with activity the last few weeks. It just hasn’t gotten much of a break in the form of a bountiful early snowstorm. Aside from a blast of winter air about two weeks ago, conditions on the mountain have been almost too pleasant to think about skiing. But, as Glaser says, the show will go on. Situated in the rolling mountains not far from two of the

No snow covers the area near the Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort lodge and ski lift Wednesday, but general manager Gary Forrest says there will be adequate snow cover for skiers to get to and from the lift by Saturday.

state’s most popular ski resorts — Taos Ski Valley and Angel Fire — Sipapu features quaint amenities, with log cabins, cozy apartments and dorm-like lodging among the forested base near N.M. 518. Sipapu makes up for its lack of black-diamond runs and high-speed lifts with affordable tickets, family oriented lodging, uncongested slopes and plenty of alternatives to traditional skiing. The marketing approach isn’t meant to attract the masses. Instead, the resort aims for people who want to avoid the crowds and take advantage of a more traditional setting that offers most of the modern perks — albeit on a smaller scale. A ski bike option, for instance, is one of the few quirks that Sipapu embraces. Rather than using snowboards or skis, patrons can buy a lift ticket and rent a modified mountain bike to navigate the slopes. But don’t be fooled. To pull off the early opening, it takes the work of a snow-making wizard. For the last month or so, no one has worked harder than mountain manager John Paul Bradley and his tireless crew. They have been on the clock virtually 24/7 since mid-October, making artificial snow and installing a new ski lift to replace a previous model installed in 1962. Bradley says he cranked up the first of his snow guns Oct. 17 after an exhaustive scan of the moun-

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Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort employees Michael Aivaliolis, left, and Isa Arthur check the snow prior to turning off a snowmaking machine early Wednesday morning as rising temperatures made conditions too warm to make snow. Aivaliolis and Arthur had been operating the snowmaking machines since 11 p.m. the night before. The resort plans to open Saturday. PHOTOS BY CLYDE MUELLER/THE NEW MEXICAN





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s I write this, the sun is out and the temperature is headed back into the 60s. But, while we still are enjoying these beautiful mid-fall days, winter has already shown its face and left its mark in the form of snow on the Sangre de Cristos, Jemez, Brazos, San Juans and other mountain ranges of Northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. Despite the general overall drying and warming trend the Southwest seems to be in, as we all know, this summer set many local precipitation records and the moisture has continued to flow this fall, which hopefully indicates a similarly wet winter. Thus we are launching “Snow Trax” two weeks earlier than normal and looking forward to a great season. Please feel free to drop me a line about topics you’d like to see addressed here, to comment about an article or just say hola. I’m at The column also will be running Daniel on The New Mexican’s website Gibson every week, so you can check on the local scene even if you are on Snow Trax the road or have distant friends planning to come visit. In fact, the paper has already run three significant snow sports stories — on snowshoeing, on the yurt ski hut system in the region and a look at all our local ski areas. They appeared in the paper’s annual magazine Winterlife and can be found online at www.santafenewmexican. com/magazines/winterlife. Now, a look at news and conditions from around the region as we head toward opening day. Perhaps the most significant regional development is the departure of Alejandro Blake from Taos Ski Valley. Grandson of the area’s legendary founder, Ernie Blake, “Hano,” as he is known, served as the special events director and summer operations manager of TSV. He and his sister, Adriana Blake, the administrative manager who handles the resort’s public relations, ushered in a generational change at TSV a handful of years ago. Quickly the resort dropped its policy of not allowing snowboarding, and the duo brought a welcome infusion of new energy and ideas to the secluded valley. Hano accepted an enticing job offer with online events ticketing company Filling his role at TSV this season is Taos resident and mountain industry veteran Jonah Salloway. TSV reported a 31-inch base after the last storm and will open Nov. 28 to Dec. 1, then Thursdays-Sundays until Dec. 19. Early season adult lift tickets are $55. Expect to see Chairs 1 and 2, and lots of beginner and intermediate terrain available on opening day, with all lifts running from Dec. 19 onward. The most important infrastructure development

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ABOUT SIPAPU Website: Where: On N.M. 518, 20 miles southeast of Taos, approximately two hours from Santa Fe. Opening weekend: Saturday and Sunday (open select days until early December, when the resort will be open full time). Lift tickets: $20 for adults (ages 21-59); $15 teens and seniors. What’s new: An additional Magic Carpet ski lift has been added and will be fully operational at the base of the mountain. Specials: Discounted lift tickets this weekend are half-off normal prices. Additional discounts are available on lodging through the resort’s website.

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tain revealed the best places to start filling in with snow. Utilizing a fleet of 13 snow guns, Bradley’s crew has spent approxi-

mately 19 hours a day spraying strategic spots on the mountain. He says two guns placed in close proximity can produce a pile of snow 60- to 100-feet long and up to 15 feet deep. From there, snowcats move in and spread the product as far as it can, creating a base depth between 12 and 24 inches in several spots. “You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to make a bunch of white stuff people use to slide down a mountain,” Bradley says. “When we’re not doing that, it’s doing something to get the lift up and running.” The new lift is aptly called the Magic Carpet because that’s pretty much what it looks like. It is essentially a shoulder-width conveyor belt that slides 450 feet along the snow. It closely resembles a motorized walkway seen in most airport terminals. Bradley says it will be fully operational in time for Saturday’s launch. While he likes to boast about the new lift and all the other activity on the mountain, Bradley admits that his specialty is making snow. Because the weather in most towns is still warm enough to permit cargo shorts and lightweight shirts on most days, he says it has taken some serious research to figure out a way to keep Sipapu’s slopes packed with the fake stuff. Until Ol’ Man Winter starts cooperating, it’s up to him to fill the bare spots with what he can. During a recent interview, he tossed out terms like “wet ball temperature,” “vertical pumping pressure” and “ambient atmospheric conditions.” Within seconds, he can shake a casual conversationalist with the tricky scientific and mechanical engineering characteristics of covering high-desert mountain terrain with artificial snow. “Basically,” he says, “a standard day this time of year for me and my guys is like 12 to 20 hours. It’s crazy. It takes a lot of work but, really, everyone I’m working with is just like anyone showing up here to buy a lift ticket. We’re all skiers and snowboarders. We want this place to be in the best condition possible, and I don’t think anyone minds working

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N.M. fishing report Catches of the week BLUEWATER LAKE: On Nov. 5, David Goodrich of Taos caught a 48-inch tiger musky. He was using an articulating fly pattern. LAKE MALOYA: On Nov. 9, Park Clark of Raton caught a 20-inch rainbow trout. He was using white Zeke’s Sierra Gold. YOUNG POND: On Nov. 11, Juan David Sanchez, 14, of Las Cruces caught his first fish, a 20-inch channel catfish. He was using worms. NOTE: If you have a catch of the week story or want to syour latest New Mexico fishing experience, send it to fishforfun2@hotmail. com. For catches of the week, include name, date and location, as well as type of fish, length and weight, bait, lure or fly used.

Northeast CHARETTE LAKES: The lakes are close for the season. CLAYTON LAKE: The lake is closed for the season. CONCHAS LAKE: The shallow and steep boat ramps on the north side of the lake are now open along with the Cove campground ramp. Fishing pressure was very light and fishing was described as slow for all species. There were a few smallmouth bass caught by anglers using jigs and crank baits. EAGLE NEST LAKE: Kokanee snagging was good for anglers working near the boat ramp. Kokanee snagging is not allowed on the ramp. Fishing for trout was good using roe sacs, salmon eggs and Power Bait. Fishing for perch was good using worms and salmon eggs. HOPEWELL LAKE: Trout fishing was slow to fair using salmon eggs and Power Bait. LAKE MALOYA: Fishing was good using salmon eggs, homemade dough bait, Zeke’s sierra gold and Power Bait for trout. MANZANO LAKE: Fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs, salmon peach Power Bait and spinners for trout. MONASTERY LAKE: Trout fishing was good using copper John Barrs, Power Bait, salmon eggs and homemade dough bait. MAXWELL LAKES: The lakes are closed for the season. MORPHY LAKE: The lake is closed for the season. PECOS RIVER: The Mora and Jamie Koch fishing and recreation areas have reopened. The Bert Clancy and Terrero campgrounds remain closed. The upper Pecos was rated as slow to fair by anglers using Prince Nymphs, Panther Martin spinners and salmon eggs for trout. The Villanueva area was a little better with several trout caught by anglers using salmon eggs. RED RIVER: Trout fishing was good using copper John Barrs, wooly buggers, spoons and salmon eggs. RIO GRANDE: The increased flows slowed fishing considerably. There were a few trout caught by anglers using weighted wooly buggers and salmon eggs. Trout fishing was

slow to fair using an assortment of small bead-head nymphs. UTE LAKE: Fishing was generally slow. Liver was the best bait for catfish while the bass and walleye were caught by anglers using spoons or trolling crank baits.

Northwest ALBUQUERQUE AREA DRAINS: All of the drains were recently stocked but our only reports came from anglers fishing the Albuquerque and Bernalillo Drains. Fishing here was rated as good for anglers drifting salmon eggs. BLUEWATER LAKE: Fishing was rated as slow to fair by anglers using spoons and flies for tiger musky. Anglers should be aware that it is illegal to use bait fish at this lake. CHAMA RIVER: Fishing below El Vado was fair using salmon eggs, worms and wooly buggers for a mixed bag of brown and rainbow trout. Fishing below Abiquiú was slow to fair using wooly buggers, copper John Barrs and salmon eggs. We had no reports on kokanee snagging on the portion of the river from El Vado Lake to the west boundary of the Rio Chama Wildlife and Fishing Area. The season runs through December. COCHITI LAKE: The main boat ramp is now open. The Tetilla Peak area and the day use area are closed for the season but other areas are open for bank fishing. Fishing was slow for all species. HERON LAKE: The only boat ramp open is the primitive ramp in the Ridge Rock area. Boaters are able to launch but advised to use caution. Launching with four wheel drive vehicles is recommended. Kokanee snagging was very good for anglers working the Ridge Rock, Brushy Point and Piedra Cove areas as several limits were taken. Fishing for rainbow trout was slow but a few were taken by anglers using salmon eggs and roe sacs. JEMEZ WATERS: Trout fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs and copper John Barrs. The East Fork on the Valles Caldera remains open to fishing Fridays through Sundays, weather permitting. No reservation is required but anglers must check in on-site. SAN JUAN RIVER: Trout fishing through the Quality Waters was good using leeches, streamers, small bead-head pheasant tails, red midge larva and parachute adams. Fishing through the bait waters was good using salmon eggs, Power Bait and streamers. TINGLEY BEACH: Trout fishing was very good at the Central and Youth Ponds as several anglers caught their limits using salmon eggs and Power Bait. Fishing for all other species was slow. This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses.

Birds: Feed in day Continued from Page B-5 do suet eaters such as woodpeckers. Cylinders last a while and they are a relatively clean way to feed the birds. The fact that cylinders are long lasting is especially important as we move into colder weather. Birds show up at feeders at daybreak. They’ve just made it through a long cold night and they need food early. If my birds had to wait until I was up and outside filling the feeders, I’m afraid they’d have to wait a while. So, I always have a couple of cylinders hanging so there is a steady source of

Trax: Ski Santa Fe is hiring Continued from Page B-5 was undertaken at Wolf Creek, which barely escaped a devastating fire last summer. The ski area replaced the aging twoseat Treasure lift with a high-speed quad named Treasure Stoke. As usual, it was hit by early snow and is already up and open daily. It kicked off operations Nov. 6 and has a 24-inch base. Adult lift tickets are $58. Its Nordic track has also been groomed and is open at no charge. Ski Santa Fe has received three or four snowfalls so far, and in the shade and on north-facing slopes, a nice base is accumulating. The ski area will host a job fair at La Casa Cafeteria from noon to 6 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. It is looking to fill both full-time and part-time positions, both indoors and outdoors. It plans to open Nov. 28, Thanksgiving Day. Angle Fire was able to begin snowmaking earlier this year than ever due to cold night temperatures — including several nights as the coldest locale in the nation — and has also received some snowfall. It will open Dec. 13. Other planned opening days: Red River opens Nov. 27-Dec. 1 and Dec 6-8, with daily operations beginning Dec. 13. Sandia Peak has been dusted a few times and will open when conditions permit. It will host a job fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 7 at the base lodge. Pajarito has a few inches on the ground and will open as soon as possible.

Ski Apache, down south, hopes to open Nov. 28. Durango Mountain Resort has added more snowmaking on the “frontside” slopes top to bottom to ensure decent early season skiing off the Purgatory Village Express — it’s high-speed six-pack chairlift. The resort also will offer dog sledding outings this winter. One-hour excursions along the Old Flume Trail will provide breathtaking views of Engineer Mountain and the Needles. The snowcat skiing operation run out of the resort, which accesses the largest catserved permit area in the state — 35,000 acres — with an excellent variety of steeps and deeps plus lots of moderate terrain, has changed ownership and name. It is now called San Juan Untracked. Durango will open Nov. 29. Telluride is planning to kick off the season Nov. 27 with $25 lift tickets and resume regular operations the next day. Crested Butte also will open Nov. 27. Staff and best friends have been getting face shots at Silverton Mountain since Sept. 23 (see the stills and video on their website) but don’t expect to open until Dec. 21. Moving even farther up the Rockies, things only get better. Arapaho Basin in central Colorado opened Oct. 13 and has an 18-inch base, while little-known and remote Grand Targhee, Wyo., has an enviable base of 39 inches. It opens Nov. 22.

Sipapu: New lift Continued from Page B-5 hard to see it happen.” Glaser says Sipapu’s mission isn’t to undercut the other resorts by opening early. In fact, she says, it’s a source of pride for their tiny resort to be first in line every winter. “When the decision was made, it had less to do about the competition and more to do with what we do on this mountain,” she says. “The truth is, our leaders are fully invested in our snowmaking system because they know that it’s the only way to get an opening this early. Everyone on this mountain is committed to delivering the best product available.” Just 10 years ago, Sipapu had only two snow guns. With more than a dozen now cranking almost nonstop, it has given the area a solid head start on parts of the mountain that otherwise take weeks to see enough natural snowfall to accommodate traffic. Bradley said the general topography of Sipapu’s terrain creates an unusual situation where it can actually be five to 10 degrees colder at the base than at the summit. Combine that with the logistical headaches of trying to pump enough water from the base up more than 1,000 vertical feet to the top, and it’s easy to see the challenge that awaits Bradley’s crew every day. “I can’t tell you how much time I spend looking at long-range forecasts on my computer,” he says. “If I had a crystal ball, I guess I wouldn’t have to do so much guessing about what shady parts of the mountain I need to spray with snow. All we can do is hope it stays cold enough for what we have to stick, then have a system come through and cover it with natural snow.” Until that day comes, it’s a constant battle to ensure the gamble made six months ago pays off when the first skiers show up this weekend.

food, even when I’m busy or feeling too lazy to fill feeders. Make sure your seed blend is mostly black-oil sunflower, which is a high-fat seed — think sunflower oil. Nuts, sunflower chips (sunflower without the shell) and suet nuggets are great additions to any good winter-type blend of birdseed. Anne Schmauss is the co-owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Santa Fe. She and her sisters wrote the book For the Birds: A Month by Month Guide to Attracting Birds to Your Backyard. Her new book Birdhouses of the World will be out in April.

Sierra Club hikes All Sierra Club Rio Grande chapter outings are free and open to the public. Always call leader to confirm participation and details. Please see for the most updated information. SATURDAY, NOV. 16: Moderate-stenuous hike up Picacho Peak in Las Cruces, part of the proposed Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks National Monument. There is a 360-degree view of the proposed monument from the summit. Hikers will descend the east side of the mountain, with a dramatic view of the Organ Mountains, and return via part of the historic Butterfield Stage Route and around the west side of the peak, approximately 5.5 miles roundtrip; elevation gain is 700 feet. 9 a.m., RSVP for meeting place. Send email to howiedash@aol. com or call Howie Dash at 575-652-7550. SATURDAY, NOV. 16: Santa Fe River Cleanup. Meet at Closson Street Footbridge by 9 a.m., ends by 11 a.m. Bring work gloves; rubber boots helpful if there have been recent rains. Leader will supply trash bags. Contact leader if attending. Send email to or call Paige Grant at 570-7633. SATURDAY, NOV. 16: Tent Rocks National Monument, 3.3-mile, easy-moderate hike, great for families. Carpool at 9 a.m. Entry fee of $3. The rock formations are spectacular, we will learn about the geology and the effect of volcanoes on climate. Send email to or call Odile de La Beaujardiere at 433-4692. SUNDAY, NOV. 17: Moderate hike in Bandelier, either to Alamo Canyon or up Frijoles Canyon. About 6 miles, 800-foot gain. Bring park pass if you have it. Call Les Drapela at 438-3306. SUNDAY, NOV. 24: Moderate figure-8 hike in Eldorado Preserve. Historic landscape, including summit of Bishop’s Peak and overlook of Glorieta Pass. Eight miles, maximum of 1,000-foot gain. Up to three dogs OK. Late start. Call Lajla or Dag Ryen at 466-4063.

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CAMINO CAPITAN, one bedroom, one bath in quiet fourplex, fireplace, off street parking. $650 Western Equities 505-982-420.

2 BEDROOM 1 bath, utilities paid. Off Airport Rd. $850 monthly. $700 deposit. Available November 1st. 505474-2887.


360 degree views Spectacular walking trails Automated drip watering Finished 2 car garage 2 BDR, 2 ½ bath plus office.

RIO RANCHO ENCHANTED HILLS, SPECTACULAR VIEW, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, minutes from I-25, RailRunner. See online ad photos, description $265,000. 505-771-2396

Peaceful, sublime acreage. Panoramic views. Pedernal, O’Keeffe country. Spiritual Retreat. Near Abiquiu lake, 62 acres. Just $199,000. JEFFERSON WELCH, 505-577-7001



(3) 2.5 Acre Lots, Senda Artemisia, Old Galisteo Road, Close to town. Easy building sites. Views, utilities, shared well. Owner financing. No Mobile homes. $119,700- $129,700 each. Greg. 505-690-8503, Equity Real Estate.


2 bedroom, non-smoker, no pets $600, $1200 deposit required. Appointment only. 505-471-2929 ONE BEDROOM EFFICIEN CY apartment for rent, available immediately. $675.00 per month, including utilities. $300.00 cleaning deposit. No Pets, No Smoking. Contact phone number: 505-204-4777 (please leave voice message).


Within walking distance to Plaza, $700 monthly. Water, sewage trash pick up paid. No pets. Non-smoker. Lease. 505-690-1077 or 505-988-1397.

PARK PLAZAS! 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath, 1,350 sq.ft. Private end unit, attached two car garage. $1,150 monthly plus utilities. No pets or smoking. Available 11/15. 505-471-3725. RANCHO SANTOS, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, pretty unit, 2nd story, 1 car garage. $1000. Western Equities, 505-982-4201. RARELY AVAILABLE North Hill compound 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2000 square feet. Minutes to Plaza. Mountain & city light views. 2 Kiva Fireplaces, fabulous patio, A/C, washer & dryer, freezer, brick style floors, garage. $1,950 monthly, includes water. 1 level private end unit. 214-491-8732

HISTORIC REMODELED ADOBE , 1 bedroom 1 bath with yard. In the downtown area minutes to the Plaza. $850 monthly.

Chamisa Management Corporation, 505-988-5299

Large one bedroom including loft two bath $1350 One bedroom one bath $900 Modern kitchens and appliances, New carpet and paint. 505-603-0052. PECOS STUDIO, 3/4 bath wood burning stove. large front yard $400 monthly plus propane. Also, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, garage, storage $750. 505-795-2245 STUDIO APARTMENT for rent. All utilities paid. ABSOLUTLEY NO PETS! $600 a month. (505)920-2648

SUNSET VIEWS: charming 1 bedroom, 700 sq.ft. $655, deposit plus utilities. Laundry access. Cats ok. East Frontage Road. 505-699-3005.

T O W N H O U S E , 1200 square feet. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Garage, patio, storage, large kitchen. Beautifully furnished. Convenient location. $1100 monthly. 866-363-4657

GUESTHOUSES EASTSIDE WALK TO CANYON ROAD! Furnished, short-term vacation home. Walled .5 acre, mountain views, fireplace, 2 bedroom, washer, dryer. Private. Pets okay. Large yard. 970-626-5936



$1100, 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, 1 CAR garage, move-in ready. Very clean, brand new carpet, radiant heat, fireplace. Great location, cul-de-sac, quite & private, walking trails, Chavez Center. Mike, 505-570-5795. 2 BEDROOM, 1 1/2 Bath, 2 Car Garage. Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher, Kiva Fireplace, Private Courtyard, Skylights. Sunset, Mountain Views. Walk to Plaza. Small Pets. $1,500 monthly. 505-660-4585. DOS SANTOS, one bedroom, one bath, upper level, upgraded, reserve parking. $800 Western Equities, 505-982-4201 NICE 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE. 1.5 bath. Washer, dryer. Nonsmoking. No pets. $825 plus utilities. Unfurnished. Calle De Oriente Norte. Year lease. 505-983-4734


Sunset views, 5 minutes to town serene mountain location, city lights. 2 bedroom, 2 bath with den. Private gated community. Pet friendly. $2250. 505-699-6161.

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CABINETRY LOCALLY MADE Cabinetry for Kitchens, baths, bookcases, closet organization, garage utility, storage. 20 years experience. Free Estimates. Call 505-466-3073


MONDAY-FRIDAY 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m, For More Information Please Call Miranda 505-467-8623


FLORES & MENDOZA’S PROFESSIONAL MAINTENENCE. Home and Office cleaning. 15 years experience, references available, Licensed, bonded, insured. (505)7959062.

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CASEY’S TOP HAT CHIMNEY SWEEPS is committed to protecting your home. Creosote build-up in a fireplace or lint build-up in a dryer vent reduces efficiency and can pose a fire hazard. Call 505989-5775. Get prepared!

CLEANING A+ Cleaning

Homes, Office Apartments, post construction, windows. House and Pet sitting. References available, $15 per hour. Julia, 505-204-1677.

Houses and Offices, 15 years of experience. References Available, Licensed and Insured. 505-920-2536 or 505-310-4072

CONCRETE Cesar’s Concrete.

Concrete work, Color, Stamp, and Acid Wash. Masonry work. Licensed, bonded, insured. License# 378917. Call Cesar at 505-629-8418.


Clean Houses in and out. Windows, carpets. Own equipment. $18 an hour. Sylvia 505-920-4138. Handyman, Landscaping, FREE estimates, BNS. 505-316-6449.

REMODELING. Our Specialty is Showers. Expert workmanship. License #58525 since 1982. Life-time Workmanship Warranty. 505-466-8383

DEPENDABLE & RESPONSIBLE. Will clean your home and office with TLC. Excellent references. Nancy, 505-986-1338.



Dry Pinon & Cedar Free Kindling, Delivery & Stack. 140.00 pick up load. 505-983-2872, 505-470-4117




COTTONWOOD SERVICES Full Landscaping Design, All types of stonework 15% discount, Trees pruning winterizing. Free Estimates! 505-907-2600 or 505-204-4510

ALL-IN-ONE. Roof Maintenance. Complete Landscaping. Yard Cleaning & Maintenance. Gravel Driveway. Roof Leaking Repair, Complete Roofing Repairs. New & Old Roofs. Painting. Torch Down, Stucco. Reasonable Prices! References Available. Free Estimates. 505-603-3182.


Housecleaning, garage cleaning, hauling trash. Cutting Trees, Flagstone Patios, Driveways, Fencing, Yard Work, Stucco, Tile.. Greg, Nina, 920-0493.

PASO DEL N O RTE. Home, Offices: Load & Unload. Honest, Friendly & Reliable. Weekends, 505-3165380.

I CLEAN yards, gravel work, dig trenches. I also move furniture, haul trash. Call George, 505-316-1599.


REPAIRS, MAINTENANCE, PROPANEL ROOFS, PAINTING, FENCING, YARDWORK. MINOR PLUMBING & ELECTRICAL. 25 years experience. Consulting. Licensed. References. Free estimates. (505)470-5877

ANDY ORTIZ PAINTING Professional with 30 years experience. License, insured, bonded Please call for more information 505-670-9867, 505-473-2119.

PLASTERING 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Professional Plastering Specialist: Interior & Exterior. Also Re-Stuccos. Patching a specialty. Call Felix, 505-920-3853.

TRINO’S AFFORDABLE Construction all phases of construction, and home repairs. Licensed. 505-920-7583

A.C.E. PLASTERING INC. Stucco, Interior, Exterior. Will fix it the way you want. Quality service, fair price, estimate. Alejandro, 505-795-1102

ALL TYPES . Metal, Shingles, Composite torch down, Hot Mop, Stucco, Plaster. Free Estimates! Call, Ismael Lopez at 505-670-0760. ROOFING PRO Panel, shingles, torch down. Also restucco parapets, repair plaster and sheet rock damage.All phases of construction. 505-310-7552.

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AWESOME VIEWS, 8 miles from Plaza. 1 bedroom, 1 bath. Short term rental for winter season. Wifi, directtv, sauna, utilities included. VERBO# 406531. $1,500 monthly. 505-690-0473

$1125 MONTHLY. BRIGHT, A T TRACTIVE, REMODELED HOME, Southside. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. No pets. No smoking. First, last, damage. Dave, 505-660-7057.

$1425 MONTHLY. BEAUTIFUL Rancho Viejo 3 bedroom, 2 bath hom e with gas rock fireplace, granite counter-tops, evaporative cooler, enclosed spacious walled yard. NonSmoker. 505-450-4721. ures/16 2 BEDROOM, 1-1/2 BATH Country living on Highway 14, Northfork. Approximately 900 square feet. Horse friendly. $850 monthly. Deposit required. Pets negotiable. 505-920-9748

2 BEDROOM 1 bath 1 car garage. $1000 includes utilites. $1000 deposit. Available 12/5. Soutside, near National Guard. Indoor pets ok. Month to month. 505-470-5877.

2 BEDROOM 1 bath adobe home. Freshly remodeled, in private compound. Columbia Street. $1,050 monthly plus utilities. Available now! 505-983-9722. 2 BEDROOM, 2.5 BATHS TOWNHOME, RANCHO VIEJO. 1150 sq.ft. 2 car garage. Across from park. $1250 monthly plus utilities. 505-471-7050 2 BEDROOM 2 BATH, 2 car garage, washer, dryer. Breathtaking mountain view, trails, golf course. Near Cochiti Lake. $900. 505-359-4778, 505-980-2400.


LOT FOR RENT 505-992-1205 PRIME DOWNTOWN LOCATION 2 bedroom, 2 bath, wood floors, vigas, small enclosed yard, washer, dryer, 2 car garage, $1800 plus utilities COZY CONDO WITH MANY UPGRADES 2 bedroom, 1 bath, kiva fireplace, washer, dryer, granite counters $895 plus utilities DESIRABLE NAVA ADE COMMUNITY 3 bedroom, plus library, 2.5 bath, 2 car garage, washer, dryer, enclosed backyard, 2 wood burning fireplaces, $1695 plus utilities LOCATED AT THE LOFTS ON CERRILLOS This live & work studio offers high ceilings, kitchenette, bathroom with shower, 2 separate entrances, ground, corner unit with lots of natural lighting. $1000 plus utilities CHARMING AND CENTRALLY LOCATED 3 bedroom, 1 bath, wood & tile floors, enclosed backyard, additional storage on property $1100 plus utilities EXQUISITE SANTA FE COMPOUND PROPERTY situated on 5 acres, boasts majestic mountain views, 6200 sqft of living space, 8 bedrooms, 7 baths, 2 car garage. $3500 plus utilities. Call for personal showing $600. 2 SMALL BEDROOMS. V e r y clean, quiet, safe. Off Agua Fria. Has gas heating. Pay only electric. No pets. 505-473-0278 ARROYO HONDO (SF) award winning contemporary gated 4 acres. Bright, spacious 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, plus guest quarters - studio. $5000 monthly + utilities. 505-9860046 COUNTRY LIVING. LARGE, 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE. 20 minutes to Santa Fe or Los Alamos. Safe, quiet, affordable, luxury. 505-470-4269, 505455-2948.

3 BED, 1 bath La Madera Stamm home for rent. Available December 1st. $1600 monthly unfurnished. Oneyear lease. Please contact Amy, 970404-1126.

EASTSIDE ADOBE. 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH, fireplace, hardwood floors, washer, dryer. Off-street parking $1600 monthly, some utilities included. 303-908-5250

3 bedroom, 1 bath. Single car garage, quiet street, wood floors, washer, dryer, new fridge. $1100 monthly. Non-smokers. Cats okay. 505-603-4196.

ELDORADO NEW, LARGE 3 bedroom, 3 bath, hilltop home. 12-1/2 acres. Energy efficient. All paved access from US 285. 505-660-5603

3 bedroom, 2 bath, Park Plaza, 1 level detached, granite counters, fenced, tennis, walking trail. $1450 monthly plus. 505-690-1122, 505-6706190

4 BEDROOM, 1 3/4 baths, washer, dryer, dishwasher, fireplace, covered patio, storage, central location. $1800 plus utilities, deposit, 1-yr lease, no pets, no smoking. 505-9820266.

LEASE & OWN. ZERO DOWN! PAY EXACTLY WHAT OWNER PAYS: $1200 includes mortgage, taxes, insurance, maintenance (HOA). ZIA VISTA’S LARGEST 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH CONDO. Save thousands. Incredible "Sangre" views. 505-204-2210 NAVA ADE 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH. Garage, all appliances. Fireplace, storage unit, Access to clubhouse (workout, pool). Low maintenance. 1500 sq.ft. $1,350. 505-660-1264


4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage; approximately 3200 sq.ft. enclosed yard, private cul-de-sac, mountain views. Beautiful house in Rancho Viejo. $2,000 + deposit + utilities. Call Quinn, 505-690-7861. LIVE AMONG Pines near Plaza. 2 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse. Wood floors, kiva fireplace, front, back yards, washer, dryer. NO smoking, 2 car garage. $1,700 monthly. 505670-6554

REFURBISHED. 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATH $1000 monthly plus utilities. Nonsmoking, no pets. Behind DeVargas Mall, 10 minute walk to Plaza or Railyard. 505-690-3116, 505-438-8983.

TESUQUE, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath on horse property, wood stove, no dogs, horses possible. $800 monthly plus electric. 505-983-8042 TWO-STORY, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 1400 sq-ft, brick floors, vigas, deck, near Chavez Center. Washer, dryer, dish washer, fireplace, garage. No smoking, no cats. $1000 monthly. AVAILABLE 11/10/13.

SUNNY HOME Tucked Away on Westside. Cozy 2 bedroom, enclosed patio, washer, dryer. Lovely Neighborhood, DishTV. $975 plus utilities. 505-989-3654. LAS CAMPANAS 3 BEDROOM, 2.5 BATH Furnished. AC. No pets, nonsmoking. 6 month lease minimum. $6500 monthly plus utilities. $14500 deposit. 203-481-5271


S kylights, overhead doors, 2500 square feet, $975. 4100 square feet, 3 phase electric, $1175. La Mesilla. No dogs. 505-753-5906

POJOAQUE CASITA. Fully furnished 1 bedroom, 2 bath. Baseboard heat, lots of trees, open space. $700 monthly plus $350 deposit. Some utilites. No smoking, no pets. Call, 505-455-3902.


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2nd Street LIVE, WORK, OFFICE 1200 & 600 SQUARE FEET

800 square feet downstairs, 400 - 500 square foot living area upstairs. Skylights, high ceilings. Wayne Nichols, 505-699-7280.






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WORK STUDIOS Arroyo Hondo Studio 4 acre compound. 1,000 ft, with loft. Overhead door, views, quiet, W/D. $600, monthly, plus utilties. 505-670-7958.


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NEW MEXICO ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES RECEPTIONIST/CONSTITUENT SERVICES ASSISTANT PROVIDE HIGH level professional support to internal/external constituents; assist with meetings and conferences. Required: 5 yrs of administrative experience, (2 yrs association or membership experience preferred), excellent customer service, proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs, excellent written and verbal communication, some travel/extended hours. Excellent benefits package; salary commensurate with experience. Email resume and three professional references to by 11/15/13.





Professional Office in Railyard, beautiful shared suite, with conference space, kitchen, bath, parking, cleaning, internet utilities included. $450 monthly. 505-690-5092


Great location and parking! $500 monthly includes utilities, cleaning, taxes and amenities. Move in incentives! Please call (505)983-9646.

FOUND FOUND, YOUNG FEMALE DOG. Cerrillos and Maez Ave area. Call to describe. 720-620-7497.

STERLING SILVER Women’s Ring, some inlay work and other stones. Found in the area of Rufina Street about 2 weeks ago. 505-473-9594. WOMEN’S WHITE Gold or Silver Ring with 3 stones. Found in La Casa Sena Parking Lot on October 30, 2013. 505660-7913.


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Airport Cerrillos Storage U-Haul Cargo Van 505-474-4330 A-Poco Self Storage 2235 Henry Lynch Rd Santa Fe, NM 87507 505-471-1122 4x5 $45.00 5x7 $50.00 4x12 $55.00 6x12 $65.00 8x10 $65.00 10x10 $75.00 9x12 $80.00 12x12 $95.00 12x24 $195.00 WAREHOUSES 2000 SQUARE foot space with high ceilings & 2 overhead doors. Office, bath. Great for auto repair. $1600 monthly. 505-660-9523

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1,500 sq.ft. industrial unit with nice office, half bath, overhead door, high ceilings, sky lights, parking, absolutly no automotive. $900 monthly plus utilities. No better deal in town! Call 505-438-8166.

Provides development review project management involving complex physical design and land use regulation planning, as well as technical assistance to City staff, other governmental agencies, neighborhoods and the general public regarding plans and land development regulations of the City. The City of Santa Fe offers competitive compensation and a generous benefit package including excellent retirement program, medical, dental, life insurance, paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave. For detailed information on this position or to obtain an application, visit our website at Position closes 11/25/13.

Heavy equipment experience preferred, apply in person at Ski Santa Fe, end of State Hwy 475. EOE

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Vehicle Maintenance Technician

SENA PLAZA Office Space Available

1 ROOM available in 3 bedroom home. $400 monthly plus utilities. Call 505-490-3560.

WE are now taking applications for an Admissions Coordinator. Full-time Hourly Position. Primary Duties Include: Conducts tours/ inquires for prospective admissions. Completes required admission paperwork. Develops marketing plan with Marketing Liaison to increase referrals to SFCC. LTC exp. a plus. Outstanding interpersonal skills a must. LPN/SW License a plus but sales experience required. If interested please submit a resume to the Attn. of the Administrator or to come by our facility and fill out an application.


2 Full-time Unit Managers. The position requires that you must be a REGISTERED NURSE. The duties will be to help the DON, Oversight & Systems Management. This is a salary position.


Please contact Raye Highland, RN/DON, at 505982-2574, or come fill out a application at: Santa Fe Care Center 635 Harkle Rd Santa Fe, NM MISCELLANEOUS JOBS FULL TIME HOUSEKEEPER TO LIVE ON PROPERTY Call, 505-660-6440 SALES MARKETING


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We have a CNA positions available. The hours are as follows: 6a.m. 6:30p.m., and 6p.m. to 6:30a.m. 3 days a week!

$975 + UTILITIES, OFFICE S U IT E , GALISTEO CENTER. Two bright, private offices plus reception area, kitchenette, bathroom. Hospital proximity. Available November 15th. 518-672-7370

Private desk, and now offering separate private offices sharing all facilities. Conference room, kitchen, parking, lounge, meeting space, internet, copier, scanner, printer. Month-To-Month. Wayne Nichols, 505-699-7280.



EXPERIENCED BILINGUAL tax preparer wanted. Must have prior experience and be willing to work Saturdays. Directax 505-473-4700.


THE Santa Fe Animal Shelter seeks a full-time bookkeeper. The ideal applicant must have at least an Associates Degree in accounting, be personable, have excellent communication and organizational skills, and be proficient in Quickbooks and Excel. Multitasking ability, strong focus skills and the ability to meet deadlines is required. Salary dependent on experience.

Fax resumes to: 505-820-6901 or email rhernandez@sfhumesociety. org. No phone calls please.

DRIVERS Lincare, leading national respiratory company seeks caring service representative. Service patients in their home for oxygen and equipment needs. Warm personalities. Age 21 plus who can lift up to 120 pounds should apply. CDL with DOT a plus or obtainable. Growth opportunities are excellent, drug free workplace. EOE. Apply at 712 West San Mateo, Santa Fe, NM 87505.

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BDD Public Relations Coordinator

Facilitates effective communication with the media, various stakeholder groups and the Santa Fe community for the Buckman Direct Diversion (BDD) Project; develops public education and outreach programs; and, organizes and participates in public education and outreach events. The City of Santa Fe offers competitive compensation and a generous benefit package including excellent retirement program, medical, dental, life insurance, paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave. Closes 12/5/13. For detailed information on this position or to apply online, visit our website at


Have an eye for detail? Love sorting the good from the bad? Want to help animals? The Santa Fe Animal Shelter’s premier resale store, Look What The Cat Dragged In 2 on West Cordova Road, seeks a part-time Sales Associate. Must have excellent customer service skills, previous cashier experience. Some heavy lifting required.

Email resume to:eviechec@sfhumanesocie No phone calls please.



BDD Safety Officer & Training Administrator

Responsible for planning, developing and administering the implementation of the comprehensive health and safety program for the Buckman Direct Diversion facility (BDD), including measuring and evaluating the program’s effectiveness and conducting safety training. The City of Santa Fe offers competitive compensation and a generous benefit package including excellent retirement program, medical, dental, life insurance, paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave. Closes 12/5/13. For detailed in fo rm a tio n on this position or to apply online, visit our website at


Smith’s is now accepting applications for an EXPERIENCED BAKER. Retail experience preferred. Apply in person at 224 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur or apply online at, select store location 426.

MANAGEMENT AUDUBON SEEKS an Executive Director to lead its program in NM. To apply, please visit the Career Center at BLAKE’S LOTABURGER is Hiring Assistant Managers at two Santa Fe Locations! Pay DOE, 35-40 hours per week. Contact Lupe at L F e r n a n d e z to apply. MANAGER FOR day-to-day operations of non-profit homeowner’s associations. HOA management experience or related background desired (real estate, property management, escrow, title experience). Background, drug screens apply. Submit cover letter, resume, salary requirements to with subject "Manager-SF".

An award-winning weekly newspaper based in the Rocky Mountains ski town of Angel Fire, N.M., the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle has an immediate opening for a staff writer/page designer who will work 30 hours per week. The person in this position will write stories and take photos for the newspaper and its special sections and help with page layout once a week. The ideal candidate will have a degree or experience in journalism, a strong grasp of AP style and a fervor for both hard and soft news. Experience in page layout is preferred. The pay for this position is $12.82 per hour without medical benefits. Send your résumé, three clips and samples of page design to Managing Editor Jesse Chaney at or PO Drawer 209, Angel Fire, NM 87710. Deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2013. EOE.




needed for busy dental office in tiny mountain town of Angelfire, NM. Must be positive, multi-tasker. Love of snow is a plus. E m a i l resume with cover letter to Daniela: HELP NEEDED WITH INSURANCE EXAMS in Santa Fe & surrounding areas. Contract position. Must be proficient in drawing blood and reliable. Call (505)296-9644 Veronica.

ORAL SURGERY based practice seeking to fill the position of an experienced DENTAL ASSISTANT with active NM Board of Dental Healthcare radiology certification and current BLS certification. Qualifications include, but not limited to: team oriented individual, motivated, proactive self-starter, high level computer skills, ability to follow directions and focus with attention to details, exceptional communication skills, positive attitude and highly dependable. Submit resume to: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Center of Santa Fe, Att: Cheryl, 1645 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505, Fax: 505-984-0694.

ANTIQUES DECORATED MULTI-COLOR 1940’s Mexican Plates. $15-$30. 505-4248584. WANTED: Old Van Briggle and other art pottery, old carved NM furniture, NM antiques. 505-424-8584.


DRYER. $100. 505-662-


FRIDGE. $100. 505-662-

WHIRLPOOL WASHER. $100. 505-6626396.

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LECLERC "COLONIAL" 4 5 " , 4harness weaving loom with 2" sectional warp beam and add 4 more harness potential. Overhead beater. You move from my studio to yours. $1000 OBO 505-466-2118.

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PLYWOOD. G1S. 4’x8’ sheets. Different thicknesses. 505-983-8448 STEEL BUILDING Allocated Bargains 40x60 on up. We do deals. Source# 18X 505-349-0493

SOMEONE to bring Christmas Trees to Portales, NM to sale. Lot, lights and advertising, furnished free of charge. Call Mark 575-760-5275.


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ITALIAN WATER DOGS. 4 MONTH OLD PUPPIES, CRATE TRAINED. 25-35 lbs, non-shedding. Free training and daycare. $2,000. Excellent family or active retiree pet. Call Robin, 505-6606666.


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HUGE OFFICE Moving Sale and benefit for CCNS! After 20 years we are moving! Saturday 9-3, 107 Cienega Street. 505-986-1973.

NEVER BEEN USED 48" sandwich prep table, with under counter refrigeration. 3 year compressor warranty. $1,600 OBO. 505-852-0017

AirPort Extreme 802.11n (5th Generation) sold "as is" in excellent condition. $70. Please call, 505-470-4371 after 6 p.m.

RANCHILLO SINGLE- G R O U P EXPRESSO MACHINE. 110 volt. Plus expresso grinder. $1200 for both. LARANZATO SINGLEGROUP EXPRESSO MACHINE, $1000. 505-8988999




Jose is an 8 week old pup whose mom was a purebred German Shepherd and dad was a purebred fence jumper.

National Adoption Weekend at PetSmart Friday - 1 to 4pm Saturday - 11 to 4 pm Sunday - noon to 4pm

ESTATE SALE 416 ESTANTE WAY, LOS ALAMOS SATURDAY 8:00AM 2:00PM. Antique chairs, tables, cabinets, dolls, candle sticks, lamps and baskets. Christmas ornaments, cookware and art.

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Saturday 11/16 8 a.m. -1 p.m. & Sunday 11/17 8 a.m. -12 p.m. Oriental rug 9’12’, oak table 8’x30", beads, tools, household items.

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BEAUTIFUL COUCH WITH LOVELY ACCENTS. FROM A SMOKE AND PET FREE HOME. $350. PLEASE CALL, 505-238-5711 TO SCHEDULE A VIEWING. CARVED PINE bench, 34" high, 17" deep, 42" wide. Double - full cotton futon with trifold wooden frame. Call 505-983-8606.

AMERICAN ESKIMO miniature. 6 weeks, male $650 firm, female $700 firm. Cash only. Call for appointment, 505-459-9331.

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. $300. Only serious calls. 7 weeks old. 505753-6987, call after 5 p.m.

ETHAN ALLAN DINING ROOM SET. MAPLE WITH DK. GREEN. $2700 NEW. ASKING $399. 982-4435. FOUR SHELF Wooden Book case, $60. Excellent condition. 505-690-5865

WHITE AKC Labrador Retriever Puppies! Excellent Bloodlines! Visit or call 719-5880934. ROTWEILER PUPPIES for sale. Docked tails, first shots, de-wormed. $300. Please call, 505-490-1315.

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Both pups and more will be at PetSmart on 10248 Coors Bypass NW in Albuquerque on Saturday, November 16 from 10am-4pm. For more information call the Espanola Valley Humane Society at 505-753-8662 or visit their website at WE GET RESULTS! CALL 986-3000



GARAGE SALE SATURDAY 8-3. 4 SOFTWYND DRIVE, RANCHO VIEJO. Golf clubs, Houseware, Art, 10ft Christmas tree, and much more.

The Delgado Estate 3409 Vereda Alta, 87507 Santa Fe, Fri Nov. 15th & Sat Nov. 16th 9am-3pm Photos and more information available at:


Pax is a tiny jack russell mix with more spunk than your average 3 pound puppy!

CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES, 5M, 1F, Pretty colors, long & short hair. Wormed with first shots. Las Vegas,NM. Call or text 505-429-4220.


GARAGE SALE SOUTH 2812 PUEBLO BONITO HUGE MOVING SALE! November 15-17 Friday- Sunday. 8am-? Furniture, household items, christmas decorations, and so much more!

NATIONAL PET Adoption Weekend Join the Santa Fe Animal Shelter at PetSmart this weekend and fall in love with dogs like Kim and house rabbits like Sorbet! Fall in love and adopt. The House Rabbit Society will join us to talk about bunnies and offer free nail trims. Adoption fee on adult animals waived for veterans!


820 KINNEY OUTDOOR BRICKS. Summit Iron Oxide. 4x8. $500, including some cement & lime bags. In town. 505-474-3647



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bigger. The wheels are centered and held securely in place by the lug nuts. TOM: Then we grease both surfaces before putting on the wheels. That usually helps a lot, at least for the six months or so until the next seasonal changeover. RAY: And if you do have a flat tire and need to change a wheel in some remote area, the advice you got is almost good. TOM: Yeah, almost. What you want to do is loosen the lug nuts a little bit -- not a lot! Maybe a quarter of the way off. And then drive the car quickly for a very short distance (like 10 feet) and stop abruptly. Then put it in reverse and do the same thing going backward. That usually will jolt the stuck wheel free so you can remove it. RAY: But don’t just loosen up the lug nuts and go driving around for a while. That usually doesn’t end well. Good luck, Nick.

and you have snow, salt and rust, which I know you do, the wheel and hub can become sort of fused with rust over time. That’s what makes the wheel hard to remove. RAY: Brute force tends to be the tool of choice for this job. That’s why you saw the repair guys going at the wheels with sledgehammers. TOM: My brother wasn’t paying attention when they taught this in mechanic school, so he also uses his sledgehammer for computer repair -- less successfully. RAY: But more satisfyingly. TOM: What we do when we change a customer’s wheels in the snow belt is f irst take some sandpaper and clean off any rust or budding corrosion that we f ind on the inside of the hole in the wheel or on the outside of the hub protrusion. RAY: You don’t have to worry if you end up making the hole a little

Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 2-year-old Camry, and I like to work on my cars. I live in northwestern Montana. Great place! But we have snow. I have a complete set of studded tires, and I am quite happy changing out all four tires twice a year. But I cannot get the wheels off the car myself -- either set! I have changed wheels for 60 years, but I can’t seem to remove these. I had the dealer do it, and watched IMPORTS



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at the garage as they pounded on them with sledgehammers. I asked the service manager, and he told me that this is not an uncommon problem. What if my wife or I get a flat tire and need to remove a wheel? Did I mention I live in remote northwest Montana? The service manager told me that if that happens, I should loosen the lug nuts and drive it for a while, and the wheels will come loose. Is that really good advice? -- Nick TOM: This is a pretty common problem, Nick, especially in parts of the country where snow, salt and rust are prevalent RAY: What happens is that there’s a protrusion on the hub, over which the hole at the center of the wheel slides. The wheel is then secured to the hub with the lug nuts. TOM: That hole in the center of the wheel just barely f its around the hub’s protrusion. So if you have steel wheels, which I’m sure you do,


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2005 VOLVO XC90. SUV, V-8, Black. AWD. Low mileage, 34,490. Loaded: GPS, sunroof, leather seats, 7passenger. Like new. $16,000. 505881-2711

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MATRIX WAGON4 AWD Another One Owner, Local, 74,000 Miles, Every Service Record, Carfax, Garaged, Non-Smoker, New Tires, Pristine. $13,250 WE PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR YOUR VEHICLE!


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2006 VOLVO-C70 CONVERTIBLE FWD Another One Owner, Local, 36,974 Miles, Every Service Record, Carfax,Garage,Non-Smoker, Manuals, X-Keys, Loaded, Convertible Fully Automated, Press Button Convertible Or Hardtop. Soooooo Beautiful, Pristine. $18,450. WE PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR YOUR VEHICLE!

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2004 TOYOTA HIGHLANDERSUV 4X4 Another One Owner, Local, 85, 126 Miles, Every Service Record, Carfax, Garaged, Non-Smoker, XKeys, Manuals, Third Row Seat, New Tires, Pristine. $13,950 WE PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR YOUR VEHICLE!

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2011 FORD F150 XLT 4X4 CREWCAB Spotless, no accidents, 38k miles, family truck.Satellite radio, bedliner, alloys, running boards, full power. Below Blue Book. Was $29,995. REDUCED TO $25,995. 505954-1054.



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2010 T o y o t a 4Runner Trail V6 SUV . 43,338 miles, Remote Engine Start, One owner, No accidents! $29,995. 505-474-0888.

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2012 TOYOTA PRIUS-C HYBRID FWD Another One Owner, Carfax, Records, Garaged, Non-Smoker, XKeys, 14,710 Miles, City 53, Highway 46, Navigation, Factory Warranty. $19,850. WE PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR YOUR VEHICE!

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2000 MAZDA B-3000 Extended Cab, V6 Standard, 2WD. $4,000. 505-473-1309


2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium. 25,321 miles, AM/FM stereo with CD player, Bluetooth hands-free. $23,771. Call 505-216-3800.

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sfnm«classifieds LEGALS ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Eldorado Area Water & Sanitation District 1 Caliente Road, Suite F Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508 PROJECT NAME: Upgrade of Torreon Booster Pump Station Separate sealed BIDS for the construction of: A new water booster station to replace existing water booster station. This improvement will provide redundancy in the system and capability to meet future demands. This work includes the new water booster station, all appurtenances, connections to existing adjoining waterlines, demolition of existing booster station, and site restoration. Existing water booster station is to remain in service during construction of the new water booster station. BIDS will be received by the Eldorado Area Water & Sanitation District at their office located at 1 Caliente Road, Suite F, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508 until 2:00 p.m. (local time) December 19, 2013, and then publicly opened and read aloud at 1 Caliente




, Road, Suite F, Santa lows: Eldorado Fe, New Mexico 87508 Area Water & Sani. tation District . Cash will not be acPre-Bid Conference. cepted. A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Conference This deposit is fully meeting will be held refundable to any on PLANHOLDER who reDecember 5, 2013 at turns the CONTRACT 2:00 p.m. (local time) DOCUMENTS in good at 1 Caliente Road, condition within 10 Suite F, Santa Fe, New calendar days of the Mexico 87508. A tour Bid Opening. of the project site will follow after the meet- FIRST JUDICIAL ing. DISTRICT COURT STATE OF NEW The CONTRACT MEXICO DOCUMENTS may be COUNTY OF SANTA FE examined at the following locations: Miriam Nevadez GonMolzen Corbin, 2701 zalez Miles Road, SE, Albu- Petitioner/Plaintiff, querque, New Mexico 87106 vs. Construction Reporter, 1607 2nd St., Ramiro Tiscareno AnAlbuquerque, NM drade 87107 Respondent/Defenda F.W. Dodge Corpora- nt. tion, 1615 University Ave., NE, AlbuquerNOTICE OF que, NM 87107 PENDANCY OF SUIT Builders News, 3435 Princeton Drive, NE, STATE OF NEW MEXIAlbuquerque, NM CO TO Ramiro 87107 Tiscareno Andrade. G R E E T I N G S : Copies of the CON- Petitioner/ plaintiff, TRACT DOCUMENTS has filed a civil action may be obtained at against you in the the Issuing Office of above-entitled Court Molzen Corbin, locat- and cause, ed at 2701 Miles The general object Road, SE, Albuquer- thereof being: que, New Mexico, to establish parentupon payment of age, determine custo$200.00 as a deposit dy and timesharing for the CONTRACT and assess child supDOCUMENTS. A l l port. checks shall be made payable to Unless you enter your the OWNER, as fol-



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y y appearance in this cause within thirty (30) days of the last publication of this Notice, judgment by default may be entered against you.

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Agendas are available at the AdministraMiriam Nevarez Gon- tion Office on the day zalez prior to the Board Petitioner/Plaintiff Meeting. 715 Pheasant LN Address The meeting may inEspanola, NM clude Budget Adjust5059208988 ment Requests. City/State/Zip, Phone Number An Executive Session may take place durWitness this Honora- ing the agenda to disble Mathew J. Wilson, cuss limited personDistrict Judge of the nel matters and/or First Judicial District pending litigation as Court of New Mexico, per NM Statutes Artiand the Seal of the cle 15 Open Meetings District Court of San- 10-15-1 Subparagraph ta Fe/Rio Arriba/Los H (2 & 8). Action item Alamos County, this as a result of execu1st day of November, tive session if neces2013. sary. Stephen T. Pacheco FRED TRUJILLO, Clerk of the District SUPERINTENDENT Court By: Deputy Clerk. THE PECOS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL Legal #95945 DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL Published in The San- OPPORTUNITY EMta fe new mexican on PLOYER AND DOES November 7 and 14, NOT DISCRIMINATE 2013. ON THE BASIS OF RACE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, AGE, NOTICE SEX, MARITAL STATUS, HOMELESSNESS NOTICE IS HEREBY DISABILITY IN GIVEN that the Regu- OR WITH lar Board Meeting of COMPLIANCE FEDERAL AND STATE the Board of Education for the Pecos In- LAWS. dependent School Legal #95993 District will take place on Tuesday, No- Published in The Santa Fe New Mexican on vember 19, 2013. November 13 and 14, 2013.


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Bids can be downloaded from our website, www.generalservices.state.nm/statepurchasing, or purchased at our office, State Purchasing Division, Joseph Montoya Building, Room 2016, 1100 St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505, for $0.25 per page, check or money order only. (505) 827-0472. Sealed bids will be opened at the State Purchasing Division office at 2:00 PM, MST/MDT on dates indicated. Request for Proposals are due at location and time indicated on proposal. December 11, 2013 40-805-13-10738 New Mexico Department of Transportation 40-000-13-00027

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