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The Rev. Catherine Volland, the new rector of St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, gave her first service on New Year’s Day before a crowd of about 80 people. Before being named rector of the church, Volland worked at St. Thomas Epsicopal Church in Denver. PHOTOS BY JANE PHILLIPS/THE NEW MEXICAN

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he New Year is bringing a new opportunity for the Rev. Catherine Volland, who recently moved to Santa Fe from Denver with her spouse, Margaret Thompson, to become rector of St. Bede’s Episcopal Church. Volland gave her first service at the church at noon on New Year’s Day before a crowd of about 80 people. “I’ve always known [St. Bede’s] to be an exciting, progressive, wonderfully spirit-driven place,” Volland said during a recent interview. “I’ve had my eye on it for some time, to see if the opportunity might open up for me to serve as a priest there.”

ABOVE: Volland, center, prays with deacon Owen Kunkle and acolyte Ann Moon before the noon service at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church on New Year’s Day.

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LEFT: Volland’s bible is inscribed with her name.

Study: Daily dose of vitamin E slows progression of Alzheimer’s disease By Melissa Healy Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — Patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease were able to care for themselves longer and needed less help performing everyday chores when they took a daily capsule containing 200 IUs of alpha tocopherol, or vitamin E, a study has found. Compared with subjects who took placebo pills, those who took

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daily supplements of the antioxidant vitamin E and were followed for an average of two years and three months delayed their loss of function by a little more than six months on average, a 19 percent improvement. And the vitamin E group’s increased need for caregiver help was the lowest of several groups, including those taking the Alzheimer’s drug memantine, those taking memantine and vitamin E, and those taking a placebo pill.

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The new research, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association also cast doubt on earlier findings suggesting that vitamin E supplements hastened death in those with Alzheimer’s. The study found that subjects taking vitamin E were no more likely to die of any cause during the study period than those taking memantine or a placebo.

DENVER — Crowds were serenaded by live music as they waited for the nation’s first legal recreational pot shops to open. They ate doughnuts and funnel cakes as a glassblower made smoking pipes. Some tourists even rode around in a limo, eager to try weed but not so eager to be seen buying it. And when the sales began, those who bought the drug emerged from the stores, receipt held high and carrying sealed shopping bags, to cheers. “I’m going to frame the receipt when I go home, to remind myself of what might be possible: Legal everywhere,” said musician James Aaron Ramsey, 28, who did some time in jail for pot possession in Missouri and played folk tunes with his guitar for those in line. Activists hope he’s right and that the experiment in Colorado will prove to be a better alternative to the costly American-led drug war, produce the kind of revenue that state officials hope and save the government costs in locking up drug offenders. Just on the first day, prices in some places rose to more than $500 an ounce, and some shops announced midafternoon they would close early because of short supply. It’s too soon to say whether the price spikes and long lines will persist. Washington state will open its pot industry later this year. Both states’ programs will be watched closely not just by officials in other states, but by activists and governments in other

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NATION&WORLD 125th Rose Parade features its first same-sex wedding another person’s freedom,” Ferguson told the Times. PASADENA, Calif. Loots and Leclair, who met tanding atop a giant wedacross a crowded dance floor ding cake float, Aubrey 12 years ago, own a small chain of Loots and Danny Leclair hair salons. Their wedding came exchanged vows New Year’s Day toward the end of the two-hour in the first same-sex marriage parade festivities. during the Tournament of Roses Los Angeles Dodgers longParade. time broadcaster Vin Scully, the Throngs of spectators cheered parade’s grand marshal, kicked off as the men, dressed in dark suits, the show after six F-16s from the faced each other and held hands Air Force’s Thunderbirds roared before the Rev. Alfreda Lanoix, overhead. who officiated the ceremony “Instead of me throwing out aboard the AIDS Healthcare the first pitch, let’s start the Foundation float. parade,” said Scully, who tossed Days earlier, a San Diego the kickoff coin at the Rose Bowl woman launched a Facebook match between Stanford and page urging people to boycott the Michigan State. 125th Rose Parade after learning One by one, flowered floats, of the couple’s plans. But some exotic equestrians and brass like Jennifer Adair, who cheered bands marched along the along with her girlfriend, lined 5½-mile route. the streets just for this moment. A heavy police presence “We’re a modern-day society, ringed this year’s revelry in the so accept it. Don’t worry about aftermath of the Boston Marawhat other people do,” Adair told thon bombings. More than the Los Angeles Times. 1,100 officers patrolled the crowd. The Pasadena Tournament of Bomb-sniffing dogs and a wide Roses, which puts on the parade, range of video surveillance also had said the float represents this were used to detect suspicious year’s parade theme, “Dreams behavior. Come True.” At the start of the parade route, Kevin Ferguson, who watched police arrested 19 animal rights the couple pass by, said he supactivists who tried to stop the ported their move despite opposi- SeaWorld float featuring orcas. tion by some. The demonstrators were booked “You can’t put a timetable on on suspicion of interfering with a


Palestinian ambassador to Czech Republic killed PRAGUE — The Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic died Wednesday in an explosion that occurred when he opened an old safe that had been left untouched for more than 20 years, officials said. Ambassador Jamal al-Jamal, 56, was at home with his family at the time of the explosion, according to Palestinian Embassy spokesman Nabil El-Fahel. AlJamal was seriously injured and rushed to a hospital where he died, according to police spokeswoman Andrea Zoulova. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki said no foul play was suspected. It also appeared that the door of the safe had been booby-trapped, according to Zoulova. The safe was recently moved from the old embassy building, but it had come from a building that used to house the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s offices in the 1980s, Malki said. China Airlines Ltd. float ‘Taiwan Dreams Rising’ moves down Orange Grove Boulevard during the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade on Wednesday. RINGO H.W. CHIU/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

special event, Pasadena police Lt. Terysa Rojas said. The parade went on as scheduled with officers and sheriff’s deputies guarding the SeaWorld float. Overnight, 17 people were

arrested along the parade route on suspicion of various offenses including public intoxication, vandalism and battery. Despite the arrests, Rojas said parade-goers were mostly wellbehaved.

Pope stresses strength, courage, hope in new year By Frances D’Emilio The Associated Press

Pope Francis prepares to celebrate Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Wednesday.


search for peace,” Francis said. He also expressed hope that “the gospel of brotherhood speak to every conscience and knock down the walls that impede enemies from recognizing that they are brothers.” Earlier, during his homily at New Year’s Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, Francis spoke of humanity’s journey in the year unfolding and invoked what he said were “words of blessing,” explaining that they are “strength, courage and hope.” In his first year as pope, Francis has

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charted a path for what he calls a “poor” church attentive to the needy. While offering new year’s wishes to the crowd in the square, Francis pressed his campaign on behalf of the downtrodden. “We are also called to see the violence and injustices present in so many parts of the world, and which cannot leave us indifferent and immobile,” Francis said. “There is the need for the commitment of all to build a society that is truly more just and united.” Hearing “the cry of peace from peoples who are oppressed by war and by violence,” Francis prayed that “the courage of dialogue and reconciliation prevail over the temptation for vendetta, arrogance, corruption.” The Catholic church dedicates Jan. 1 to the promotion of world peace, and St. Peter’s Square, just as the pope appeared, marked the end of a peace march by thousands of people. The marchers included Lula Teclehaimanut from Eritrea. “The pope is truly our hope for the whole world, I believe,” she said, recalling Francis’ call for refugees to be welcomed and treated humanely. The refugees who risk their lives to flee to Europe include some from her homeland. Among the many national flags waved by the peace marchers was that of Syria, with several Syrians among the participants expressing hope that peace reaches their country.

Actor who played Uncle Phil in ‘Fresh Prince’ dead at 68 NEW YORK — James Avery, the bulky character actor who laid down the law at home and on the job as the Honorable Philip Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, has died. Avery’s publicist, Cynthia Snyder, said Avery died Tuesday in Glendale, Calif., following complications from open heart surgery. He was 68, Snyder said. Avery, who stood more than 6 feet tall, played the family patriarch and a wealthy attorney and judge on the popular TV comedy that launched the acting career of Will Smith as Banks’ troublemaking nephew. The sitcom aired on NBC from 1990 to 1996.

People trapped in Antarctica face another rescue delay CANBERRA, Australia — The latest attempt to rescue passengers on board a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice for more than a week was delayed again Thursday after sea ice prevented a barge from reaching one of the rescue vessels. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Rescue Coordination Centre, which is handling the operation, said it appeared unlikely that the passengers would be rescued Thursday, unless there is a change in the weather. The rescue operation for the 74 people on the Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy has been plagued by one delay after another since the vessel became stuck on Christmas Eve.

Former first lady Barbara Bush remains in hospital HOUSTON — Former first lady Barbara Bush remains hospitalized with a respiratory-related issue, but her condition hasn’t changed, a spokesman for her husband’s office said Wednesday. Bush, 88, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Monday, though it wasn’t announced until former President George H.W. Bush’s office released a statement Tuesday night. “She is in great spirits, has already received visits from her husband and family, and is receiving fantastic care,” the statement read, promising to provide updates as warranted. Jim McGrath, a spokesman for the former president, said there was “nothing new to report” on Wednesday.

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As fighting rages in South Sudan, peace talks to open JUBA, South Sudan — Negotiators from South Sudan’s two warring sides arrived Wednesday in Ethiopia for peace talks, and a U.N. official urged both forces to bring the world’s newest country “back from the brink.” Fighting continued in Bor, a gateway city to the capital of Juba, a government official said. Bor is just 75 miles from Juba. Bor, the capital of Jonglei state, is the center of ethnically based violence stemming from the political rivalry between President Salva Kiir and ousted Vice President Riek Machar, the rebel leader accused of mounting a failed coup attempt.

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VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis, laying out his hopes Wednesday for the just-begun year, urged people to work for a world where everyone accepts each other’s differences and where enemies recognize that they are brothers. “We are all children of one heavenly father. We belong to the same human family and we share a common destiny,” Francis said, speaking from his studio window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, jammed with tens of thousands of faithful, tourists and Romans. “This brings a responsibility for each to work so that the world becomes a community of brothers who respect each other, accept each other in one’s diversity, and take care of one another,” the pope said. Setting aside his prepared text for a moment, he expressed impatience with violence in the world. “What is happening in the heart of man? What is happening in the heart of humanity?” Francis asked. “It’s time to stop.” He told the crowd this reflection was inspired by a letter he received from a man — “maybe one of you” — who lamented that there are “so many tragedies and wars in the world.” “I, too, believe that it will be good for us to stop ourselves in this path of violence and

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Ruling overshadows historic health care moment Supreme Court temporarily puts hold on birth-control mandate for some groups

Wednesday also marked the start of some of the law’s most popular provisions, such as one that prevents insurance companies from rejecting people who The decision came on the eve By Robert Barnes, Michelle have pre-existing conditions. Boorstein and Sandhya as new health insurance policies And it was technically the first Somashekhar began for about 6 million Amerday that most Americans must The Washington Post icans who were set to receive have health coverage or pay a coverage under the law. WASHINGTON — The fine, although the law includes a Hospitals nationwide Obama administration faced a three-month grace period. fresh challenge to its health care reported a relatively quiet day, But those developments took without any surge of newly law just as many of its key proa backseat to the latest twist in insured people filling emervisions took effect Wednesday, the controversy over the contraafter an eleventh-hour Supreme gency rooms with pressing ception mandate. The provision medical needs. The White Court ruling temporarily requires that most employers House reported no problems. allowed some Catholic groups provide health plans that cover “People are going to be surnot to cover birth control in an array of medications and prised by how little happens” their employee health plans. procedures — including the right away, said Ashish Jha, a The requirement that birth control pill, the morningemployers cover contraception Harvard University professor after pill and permanent meawho has studied the implementa- sures such as tubal ligation — and related medications and tion of the universal health-care procedures has been one of without a copay. law in Massachusetts. “We’re all the most controversial parts of Justice Sonia Sotomayor thinking there will be this new the Affordable Care Act, leadissued the stay late Tuesday. It flood of people. And there will ing to dozens of lawsuits from came at the request of an order be some people with pent-up groups that say it violates their of nuns from Colorado, who said religious freedom. The Supreme demand, but I think there’s a lot the rule violated their religious more slack in the system than we freedom. The Catholic Church Court will hear arguments on give it credit for.” the issue this year. opposes artificial birth control.

The ruling applied not only to the Little Sisters of the Poor, a nonprofit group that provides services to low-income elderly people, but also to more than 200 other faith-based groups that use insurance offered by the Christian Brothers Employee Benefit Trust, which adheres to Catholic principles. Most nonprofit groups that challenged the mandate had received temporary reprieves. The injunction could expire as soon as Friday, which is when Sotomayor has asked for a response from the federal government. The ruling did not apply more broadly. The vast majority of Catholic dioceses and other groups that oppose the contraceptive mandate did not go to court over it, and thus must provide the coverage or be fined. The legal battle against the mandate has proceeded on two fronts. One has involved religious-oriented nonprofit groups, such as the one run by nuns.

The other has concerned corporations whose owners say that providing insurance that covers some contraceptives — or any contraceptives at all, according to some of the lawsuits — violates their religious beliefs. The corporate complaints have advanced further and will be decided by the Supreme Court this year. The cases involving nonprofits are not as far along, in part because the Obama administration offered an alternative that allowed women who work for nonprofit religious groups that object to birth control to receive coverage not directly paid for by their employers. On Wednesday morning, the Little Sisters would have faced an agonizing choice were it not for Sotomayor’s decision, said Mark Rienzi, senior counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and lead counsel representing the nuns. He said they would have had to commit a sin by signing a piece of paper ask-

ing their insurer to cover contraceptives — or flout the law and incur significant fines. “At the end of the day, they just can’t be involved in certain things, and one of them is signing forms authorizing permission slips for these kinds of drugs,” Rienzi said. He added that he believes the decision is another indication that the courts will eventually throw out the mandate. Women’s reproductive rights groups, as well as the Obama administration, have argued that requiring most employers to cover birth control protects women’s health. On Wednesday, Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, defended the rule. “Birth control is basic preventive health care for women,” she said in a statement. “The Affordable Care Act ensures that women can access birth control without co-pays no matter where they work, just like any other kind of preventive care.”

GOP, Dems look for new ways to pitch old debates Wages, taxes, health care are key issues for midterm elections

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GED test face-lift to be unveiled to be more rigorous and better aligned with the skills needed for college and today’s workWASHINGTON — The places. The new test will only GED test, for decades the be offered on a computer, and it brand name for the high school will cost more. What consumequivalency exam, is about to ers pay for the test varies widely undergo some changes. and depends on state assistance On Thursday, an upgraded and other factors. GED exam and two new comEven before its launch, peting equivalency tests offered officials in many states have in several states will usher in balked at the cost increase a new era in adult education and at doing away with papertesting. and-pencil testing. At least The General Educational nine states — New York, New Development exam was creHampshire, Missouri, Iowa, ated in 1942 to help World War Montana, Indiana, Louisiana, II veterans who dropped out of Maine and West Virginia — high school use college benefits severed ties with the GED test offered under the GI Bill. This and adopted one of the two will be its first face-lift in more new tests that are entering the than a decade. market. Three others — WyoThe revamped test is intended ming, New Jersey and Nevada By Kimberly Hefling

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— will offer all three. Tennessee will offer the GED test and one other, and other states are expected to decide what to do in the coming months. That will leave test takers, adult educators and states grappling with new questions: How do you best prepare students for the tests? Which is best, by price and quality? How will the tests be accepted by the military, employers and colleges? The advent of new tests has sent thousands rushing to complete sections of the old test they had left incomplete. Once the upgrade happens, the old scores of “partial passers” will no longer be accepted. More than 700,000 people took the GED test in 2012. The average test taker is about 26.

Condition of ex-Israeli prime minister Sharon worsens JERUSALEM — The condition of comatose former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has taken a turn for the worse and is seriously deteriorating, Israeli media reported Wednesday. Sharon, 85, has been hospitalized in a vegetative state since suffering a massive stroke in January 2006. He had been elected Israel’s 11th prime minister in 2001. Sharon never regained consciousness. Over the years, there has been no significant change in his condition, which showed brain activity and response to

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mittee. Indeed, a Gallup Poll in December showed that 54 percent of Americans disapprove of the law, but just 32 percent support repeal. As important for Democrats: Most of the 32 percent are Republicans. The poll found that two-thirds of GOP voters want the entire law gone. That pushes GOP candidates to the extreme on the issue, Israel argues, playing into the more general Democratic argument that Republicans’ are out of step. A proposed minimum wage hike — to more than $10 per hour — could become a defining part of that argument. And Israel said his caucus will push votes to end corporate tax breaks like those for oil and gas companies. “This election is going to be about who’s got your back,” Israel said. “Republicans continue to show they have the back of powerful special interests. Democrats have the back of the middle class.” The ongoing budget debate could be the wild card. There’ll be another vote to increase the nation’s borrowing limit in February or March, perhaps setting up a replay of the fall showdown when GOP conservatives forced a partial government closure with their failed attempt to defund Obama’s health care overhaul. Republican strategist Chip Lake in Georgia called the fall GOP gambit “a defining moment in our party” that set the stage for the budget agreement and Republican leadership pushing back at internal party critics. “We’ve always navigated this divide,” Lake said, “but you’re going to see it play out very visibly over the next year.”

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for the past three years. Also at stake are a majority of governors’ seats, which control key policy decisions around the country and will help shape the landscape for the 2016 presidenBy Bill Barrow tial election. The Associated Press Leaders and strategists from each party insist they’ll have ATLANTA — Both Republifresh twists to the health care cans and Democrats are looking fight now entering its fourth for fresh ways to repackage old arguments as they head into the year. Since much of the health care law takes effect in 2014, final midterm election year of voters will be reacting to actual Barack Obama’s presidency. outcomes rather than just politiEager to capitalize as the cal hyperbole from either side. president’s job approval rating Republicans have enjoyed hovers in the low 40s, Repubthe technical struggles of the licans are looking to hammer federal online exchanges where the clumsy implementation of customers can attempt to buy Obama’s health care overhaul coverage. But perhaps the and bemoan an economy that, best gift for the GOP: Insurers while improving, still grows dropping tens of thousands of too slowly. They’re already policyholders and offering them painting Democrats as fiscally more comprehensive — and irresponsible underlings of an expensive — coverage despite increasingly unpopular presiObama’s explicit promise in dent whose government creates 2010 that “if you like your plan, more problems than it solves. you can keep it.” Democrats say they’ll run as That promises to be an issue the party of average Americans and paint Republicans as out-of- for several Senate Democrats — touch allies of the wealthy, with Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, and Kay a stubborn streak that forced a Hagan of North Carolina — partial government shutdown and still prevents practical solu- who are running for re-election for the first time since voting tions for national problems. for the health care law in 2010. They’re advocating populist Many Democrats concede positions like a minimum wage that the president’s 2010 promincrease and an end to tax ise could be a millstone. But breaks for energy companies, they counter that Republicans’ and they’re already reminding core argument, particularly voters of Republicans’ struggle from the most conservatives, to connect with women, nonwhites and younger Ameri- is for outright repeal: House Republicans, including many cans. They’re also looking to running for key Senate seats, exploit the rift between tea have voted more than 40 times party conservatives and estabto scrap the entire law. lishment Republicans. “Everything we see tells us Republicans hold the House majority, and Democrats control that voters want to improve the law, not repeal it,” said Rep. the Senate; so each side wants to reclaim a second chamber to Steve Israel, the New York end the Capitol Hill divide that Democrat who chairs his party’s has largely resulted in gridlock congressional campaign com-

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Fights: Guzmán to file complaint Friday Continued from Page A-1 Wednesday, Guzmán is seeking legal redress through Santa Fe District Court. Ferlic said her client plans to file a complaint in the court Friday under the state Whistleblower Protection Act as well as a declaratory judgement action asking the court to limit the scope of the binding arbitration to the termination requirements of her SFCC contract. Binding arbitration means both parties involved in the action must agree to follow the third party’s ruling. The American Arbitration Association must now appoint a New Mexico arbitrator to handle the case. Guzmán’s lawyers — Ferlic of the Egolf, Ferlic and Day law firm of Santa Fe and Timothy White of the Valdez & White Law Firm LLC of Albuquerque — argue that the Governing Board, in its vote to terminate her, did not have just cause. Ferlic and White claim the board fired Guzmán in retaliation after she had written a letter to State Auditor Hector Balderas in mid-October, asking him to look into financial mistakes and improprieties at the college. Board members Kathy Keith, Martha Romero and Linda Siegle have repeatedly declined to comment on their specific reasons for voting to fire Guzmán,

although all three have cited the “just cause” policy in her employment contract. That clause notes that the board can fire Guzmán for acts of dishonesty, willful misconduct, refusal or failure to do her job, insubordination to the board, or conduct “bringing disrespect to the college,” among other reasons. On Wednesday, Siegle said by phone that the board did not fire Guzmán for whistle-blowing. She also said that as of Wednesday, the college had not been notified of Guzmán’s request for arbitration. Board members Chris Abeyta and Andrea Bermúdez, who voted against the termination, said they do not know why Keith, Romero and Siegle voted to fire the college president. Bermúdez has since resigned her seat on the board in protest. Under the “just cause” provision in Guzmán’s contract, the board could immediately cease paying her salary and benefits after firing her for one of the reasons listed as “just cause.” When she was hired by the board in the summer of 2012, Guzmán was earning about $196,000 per year. Guzmán’s critics have called her a bully who does not take constructive criticism well. Her supporters claim her efforts to make changes at the college made her unpopular among the staff and faculty.

Both sides often acknowledge that Guzmán’s leadership has divided the campus. Keith, in announcing her decision to vote for Guzmán’s ouster in early December, noted that regardless of how people feel about the former president, the board has to choose a new leader in order to move forward. Ferlic said Guzmán had until Wednesday to formally request the binding arbitration. But the attorney said she didn’t know how long that process, and a ruling from the District Court in the separate lawsuit, may take. “It could be months,” she said. Ferlic said the attorneys had asked the college for private arbitration, but that request was denied. The cost for Guzmán to file for arbitration through the American Arbitration Association is more than $6,000, Ferlic said. The college remains closed for winter break through Monday. On Tuesday, the board will hold a public meeting to discuss a process to replace Bermúdez. The board chose Randy Grissom, the former vice president of academic affairs at the college, to serve as acting president of the college through the next semester. Contact Robert Nott at 986-3021 or

Rector: Volland was ordained in 2009 Continued from Page A-1 That opportunity came in 2013, when St. Bede’s started its search for a new rector. It had been two years since the former rector, the Rev. Richard Murphy, had retired from the parish. The Rev. Nicollette Papanek had been serving as the priest-in-charge. Volland, who was ordained in Colorado in 2009, when the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado ended its moratorium on ordaining gay priests, was chosen to lead the local parish. Since her ordination, she has worked at St. Thomas Epsicopal Church in Denver, where she helped grow the parish’s size and expand its food ministry. Before joining the ministry, Volland took a different path that led to a career in teaching and work in the software industry. Those teaching experiences are relevant and useful when it comes to working in the ministry, Volland said. “Teaching is something I think is very closely related to any kind of management, any kind of preaching,” she said. The New York native earned a Bachelor of Science in education from the University of Buffalo and then attended the University of Colorado, where she earned a master’s degree in computer instruction. Volland spent several years teaching in public schools, and then she began working at Quark, where she oversaw the company’s European operations. In 1994, Volland took a teaching position in the business program at the University of Colorado, Denver, where she worked for five years before returning to the software industry through a position at inFlow, a Web hosting company. But after all her time teaching and working with software, Volland said, she realized she wanted to make a change. “I liked business, and I liked teaching,” she said. “But at a certain point, I realized I was giving the best hours of the best years of my life to yet one more energetic software entrepreneur and giving

The Rev. Catherine Volland’s New Year’s Day sermon focused on how her new community is unified, discussing ‘how the holy name of Jesus is [one] that we all share. He was given that name because he was dedicated to God — and we are, too.’ JANE PHILLIPS/THE NEW MEXICAN

the leftovers to the church, and I decided to switch that around.” So, she enrolled at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver. As she prepared for her first service at St. Bede’s this week, Volland and Thompson — the couple said they met about 15 years ago at a church picnic in Denver — were adjusting to their new surroundings. “The difference for me comes from just being in a different city,” Volland said, adding that she had lived in Denver for about 30 years before moving to Santa Fe. Volland already is envisioning a future for St. Bede’s in which the parish is larger, more inclusive and more visible. “The rector’s job is not just to have one set of goals, but to get the ideas an aspirations of all the people in the parish,” she said. “But I certainly have ideas about bringing the gospel to all kinds of people

who are currently underserved, and having an exciting place … where we can have the kind of community we want.” Using her experience from her parish in Colorado, Volland promises that “you’ll see a lot of new ministries in the next several years.” More than anything, she’s hoping to see St. Bede’s diversify and expand. “Our character as a multicultural community will also become more apparent as the Hispanic parts of the community grow and as … other groups get more represented,” she said. In a first step toward that end, Volland said her New Year’s Day sermon — during a service celebrating the feast of the holy name — was focused on how her new community is unified, discussing “how the holy name of Jesus is [one] that we all share. He was given that name because he was dedicated to God — and we are, too.”

I liked business, and I liked teaching. But at a certain point, I realized “ I was giving the best hours of the best years of my life to yet one more energetic software entrepreneur and giving the leftovers to the church, and I decided to switch that around.” The Rev. Catherine Volland

Vitamin E: ‘A meaningful treatment’ Continued from Page A-1 The findings offer a slim ray of hope that the progressive memory loss and mental confusion that characterizes Alzheimer’s can at least be slowed by an agent that is inexpensive and easily accessible. Far more expensive drugs that come with greater risks and more side effects have failed to do as well in altering the trajectory of the disease. The authors of the study called the outcomes seen among those who took vitamin E “a meaningful treatment effect” that was on a par with those seen in clinical trials of prescription drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration. They expressed surprise that those taking memantine along with vitamin E did not show a delay in functional loss. Possibly, the researchers noted, memantine may disrupt or hinder the metabolism or absorption of vitamin E. “For people who are in the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, I think any delay in the rate of progression is meaningful and important,” said Maurice W. Dysken, the study’s lead author.

While memantine has shown itself effective in slowing loss of function among patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer’s, its effectiveness in earlier stages of the disease has been less well explored. In an accompanying editorial in JAMA, Dr. Denis A. Evans, a neurologist at Rush University Medical Center, called the effects of vitamin E “modest” in that it appeared to ameliorate symptoms rather than disrupt or reverse the inexorable march of the disease. Given the expected swelling numbers of those at risk and the discouraging record of progress in finding therapies that could reverse or cure Alzheimer’s, Evans wrote, a shift in emphasis toward the prevention “seems warranted.” The study is one of the largest and longest to track participants with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s. It followed 561 patients, 97 percent of them men, from 14 Veterans Affairs medical centers around the country. Researchers tracked each subject for as little as six months and as long as four years after diagnosis with possible or probable Alzheimer’s

disease of mild to moderate severity. Subjects were assigned randomly to one of four groups: 139 subjects got a hard-gelatin, liquid-filled capsule of 200 IUs of DL-alpha-tocopherol acetate (“synthetic” vitamin E) and a maintenance dose of 10 milligrams of memantine; 140 got the vitamin E capsule and a memantine placebo; 142 got a placebo vitamin E capsule and memantine; and 140 got placebo vitamin E and placebo memantine. Using a 78-point inventory of “activities of daily living,” researchers evaluated subjects’ function every six months, and asked caregivers to report on dementiarelated behavioral problems and how much assistance the subjects needed in six major areas of activity. They also assessed subjects’ memory, language, gait and general mental function. While subjects on memantine and those on the placebo required increased caregiver assistance ranging from 2.2 percent to 2.43 percent annually, caregivers of those taking vitamin E reported their time spent assisting the patient increased annually by 1.48 percent.

Employees help customers at the sales counter inside the Medicine Man, a marijuana retail store in Denver that opened Wednesday. BRENNAN LINSLEY/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Pot: 24 retail shops in eight towns open Continued from Page A-1 countries because the industries will be the first to regulate the production and sale of the drug. Some countries have decriminalized the drug, and the Netherlands lets people buy and sell it, but it’s illegal to grow or process it. Just as shops opened Wednesday, the Denver Police Department tweeted, “Do you know the law?” and linked to city websites on state and local laws that include bans on public consumption, driving under the influence, taking marijuana out of state and giving pot to anyone under 21. Denver police said one person was issued a summons for public consumption. The Colorado State Patrol reported no pot-related incidents. No potrelated incidents were reported at Denver International Airport, where signs warned travelers that they can’t take the drug home. At least 24 pot shops in eight towns opened. In Denver, pot users welcomed the new year and the new industry by firing up bongs and cheering in a cloud of marijuana smoke at a 1920s-themed “Prohibition Is Over” party — a reference to the 1930s-era law that outlawed marijuana. Shopper Jacob Elliott said he wrote reports in college about the need to end pot prohibition, but never thought it could happen in his lifetime. “This breaks that barrier,” said Elliott, who traveled to Colorado from Leesburg, Va., to be among the first to buy legal weed. Preparation for the retail market started more than a year ago, soon after Colorado and Washington voters in 2012 approved legal pot industries. Uruguay passed a law in December to become the first nation to regulate pot, but a regulatory system isn’t in place yet. Pot advocates, who had long pushed legalization as an alternative to the drug war, had argued it would generate revenue for state coffers — and in Colorado’s case to support education — and save money by not locking up low-level drug offenders. “I feel good about it. The money’s going to schools,” said shopper Joseph Torres of Denver. The price for high-quality weed at some shops was around $400 an ounce. That’s about four times what smokers are paying on the black market in Colorado, according to crowd-sourced Internet surveys. Much of the extra cost was attributed to state and local taxes in excess of 25 percent. People who were waiting in line shared their pot incarceration stories over coffee and fun-

nel cakes. “Trafficking conviction. Nineteen years old. For a plant, how stupid,” said 24-year-old Brandon Harris, who drove 20 hours from Blanchester, Ohio. Colorado set up an elaborate plant-tracking system to try to keep the drug away from the black market, and regulators set up packaging, labeling and testing requirements, along with potency limits for edible pot. The U.S. Justice Department outlined an eight-point slate of priorities for pot regulation, requiring states to keep the drug away from minors, criminal cartels, federal property and other states in order to avoid a federal crackdown. With the additional police patrols, the airport warnings and various other measures, officials hoped they have enough safeguards in place to avoid predictions of public health and safety harm from the opening of the pot shops. A group of addiction counselors and physicians said they’re seeing more marijuana addiction problems, especially in youths, and that wider pot availability will exacerbate the problem. “This is just throwing gas on the fire,” said Ben Cort of the Colorado Center for Dependency, Addiction & Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado Hospital. Some medical marijuana patients groups say they’re worried about supply. That’s because the retail inventory for recreational use is coming entirely from the pre-existing medical inventory. Many in the industry warned patients to stock up before the sales began. It was too soon to tell whether prices for medical marijuana patients were going up. For now, they should have plenty of places to shop. Most of Colorado’s 500 or so medical marijuana shops haven’t applied to sell recreational pot, and many that have plan to serve both recreational and medical patients The industry has not just given rise to shops, but a whole line of other businesses, including tours. Addison Morris, owner of Rocky Mountain Mile High Tours, had 10 clients waiting inside a limo who paid $295 for three hours of chauffeuring by a “marijuana concierge” who would help them choose strains and edible pot products. Morris said she’s booked through the end of February with out-of-state clients, who get samples in designer bags. And for the tours, guests are asked to leave cameras at home. She said she’s selling discretion. “We’re your grandmother’s pot connection,” the 63-yearold said.

Massive Minneapolis apartment fire leaves 14 injured, others missing MINNEAPOLIS — Fourteen people were injured, six critically, early Wednesday morning after an explosion caused a major fire at a grocery store and apartment building in the bustling Cedar-Riverside neighborhood in south Minneapolis. Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel said authorities do not know if all the residents are accounted for. Some made it out on their own into the subzero temperatures, but others had to be rescued with ladders. Mohamed Cheikhabdi, head of the Somali Advocate Justice Center, said that family members

have reported that three individuals living in the apartments are not in the hospital and have not been accounted for. They are worried that they may have died in the fire, he said. Fire investigators are on the scene, and city inspectors are assessing the structural integrity of the building, he said. Firefighters are still fighting a few hotspots and expect to continue doing so overnight, and investigators won’t be able to enter the building until it’s declared safe. Police are interviewing victims at the hospital. Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

Thursday, January 2, 2014 THE NEW MEXICAN

LOCAL NEWS New Mexico reports slow job growth Market review shows 0.2 percent increase

same period. The report shows Texas led the region with year-over-year job growth of 2.5 percent, followed by Utah, Colorado and Arizona. The Associated Press Job growth in Arizona was 1.9 percent, while Colorado ALBUQUERQUE — Job growth over the past year in New topped 2 percent. New Mexico labor officials did Mexico has been the slowest point to a bright spot: The Albuamong nine other states in the West, including neighboring Ari- querque area marked positive annual job growth for the eighth zona, Colorado and Texas. The latest market review by the consecutive month. The metro area added about New Mexico Workforce Solutions 3,200 jobs during the 12-month Department shows employment period ending in November. in New Mexico grew by 1,700 jobs between November 2012 and Private sector employment grew November 2013. That amounts to by 2,600 jobs, with most of that fueled by the construction indus0.2 percent. try. Nationally, the job growth The city did lose 1,000 manurate was 1.7 percent for the

facturing jobs over the year, however, and the usually robust educational and health services sector lost 200 jobs. In Las Cruces, about 300 jobs were gained in 12 months, representing a 0.4 percent increase. Farmington saw its over-the-year job growth increase by 1.4 percent. There is some potential for New Mexico’s employment numbers to improve in 2014. The labor report mentioned the effort by The University of New Mexico and the city of Albuquerque to revitalize the commercial life of downtown Albuquerque through Innovate ABQ and the possibility of a major potash project in southeastern New Mexico.

International Potash is in the process of receiving approval from the Bureau of Land Management to break ground on the Lea County mining project. The construction phase is expected to last three years and cost about $1 billion. In Doña Ana County, commissioners are considering expanding one of three foreign trade zones, which are commercial areas that exempt importers from paying typical tariffs and duties. Supporters contend that allowing importers to move their products anywhere in the county tax-free — along with new transportation options stemming from Union Pacific Railroad’s new facility — would draw in new businesses.



anta Fe’s New Year baby is a real Angel. Rashaun Angel Cuevas was born at 1:48 a.m. New Year’s Day at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Mandi Kane said Wednesday. He is the first known child born in a hospital in Santa Fe in 2014. His parents, Gabriela Marquez, 21, and Miguel Cuevas, 18, of Española, said they will call him by his middle name, Angel, Kane said. Angel was 7 pounds, 11 ounces at birth and 20 inches long, Kane said. He is the couple’s first child. Although he was born on New Year’s, Angel’s due date was on another holiday — Christmas Eve, his parents said. The New Mexican

Miguel Cuevas, 18, holds his son, Rashaun Angel Cuevas, while mom, Gabriela Marquez, 21, looks on Wednesday at Christus St. Vincent Medical Center. Rashaun was Santa Fe’s first baby born in 2014. PHOTOS BY JANE PHILLIPS/THE NEW MEXICAN

Rashaun Angel Cuevas was Santa Fe’s first baby born in 2014. He was born at 1:48 a.m. Wednesday at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and is 20 inches long. His parents are Gabriela Marquez, 21, and Miguel Cuevas, 18.

Plan to ban vehicles from forest sparks ire Coalition looks to close more than 157 square miles of Carson National Forest By J.R. Logan The Taos News

A coalition of environmentalists and sportsmen groups say unauthorized routes created by off-road vehicles in the Carson National Forest should not be added to the forest’s inventory of official roads. The assertion is part of an appeal filed earlier this month by the coalition opposing parts of a travel management plan issued by the Carson National Forest for the Camino Real District at the end of October. The plan closes more than 157 square miles of forest that were open to motor vehicle use, while adopting fewer than five miles of “user-

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Taos museum gets rare donations TAOS — The collection at one Taos museum just got a boost thanks to several donations. The Millicent Rogers Museum announced the donations this week. The gifts include a rare Navajo weaving featuring a crystal pattern that dates to the 1930s and 1940s, Mexican textiles from the 19th and early 20th centuries and a piece of Navajo pottery that is around 500 years old. An anonymous donor also gave the museum one of the largest documented “mission-style” baskets known to exist. Such baskets were made from

created” routes as official forest roads. The appeal filed by the various groups took issue with the addition of unofficial roads, arguing that the roads were not designed to prevent erosion or avoid impacting wildlife. The appeal also accuses the Forest Service of showing favoritism to a small ski area in the Camino Real District. “The [Forest Service’s] seeming bias towards the economic interests of Sipapu Ski Area and Summer Resort over clean water, wildlife habitat, and quiet recreation activities is not justified,” the appeal reads. Representatives of Sipapu expressed dissatisfaction when the plan was unveiled this fall, noting that the closure of certain routes would have a negative impact on their business. The appeal was submitted by WildEarth Guardians of Santa Fe, with the Center for Biological Diversity, NM Sportsmen, Back Country Horsemen of New Mexico and Carol

kits and patterns supplied by manufacturers during the early 1900s. Museum officials say the gifts will allow the museum to continue with its mission of sharing and celebrating the arts and cultures of the Southwest. Once cataloged, the new additions will be put on exhibit.

Prisoner transport van involved in crash LAS CRUCES — Police in Las Cruces say four federal prisoners have been injured in a traffic accident. Police say a van transporting prisoners to various locations from the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility was struck by a car that turned left in front of it on Tuesday. Two officers and the four prisoners were taken to local hospitals for

Johnson, a member of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance Board of Directors and a former member of the New Mexico Off Highway Motor Vehicle Board. Carson National Forest spokeswoman Kathy DeLucas wrote in an email that forest supervisor Buck Sánchez now will have an informal meeting with the appellant. Three things could come from that meeting: The forest could withdraw the decision; the appellant could withdraw their appeal; or the appellant could say there’s no way we can agree so we want to move forward with the formal appeal process. DeLucas said the formal appeal process then would go to the regional office in Albuquerque, and the Regional Forester decides how to move forward from there. DeLucas said the WildEarth Guardians appeal was the only appeal the forest had received as of last week.

medical treatment. Police Sgt. Roberto Gutierrez says the injuries are nonlifethreatening. The passenger in the Chevrolet also was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure.


Navajo Nation divided on gay marriage Activists face difficulties in trying to overthrow ban on reservation By Saba Hamedy

Los Angeles Times

New Mexico has seen celebrations across the state since its highest court unanimously ruled it was unconstitutional to deny a marriage license to samesex couples. Not so for the sovereign Navajo Nation, whose borders spill over into the northeast part of the state and where tribal law is clear: Such unions are banned. Some Navajo hope to change that, buoyed by the cultural climate shift underscored when the U.S. Supreme Court in June struck down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Gay marriage is permitted in the District of Columbia and 18 states, the most recent being Utah, although officials there plan to appeal a federal court decision that overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. For Navajo activists, it won’t be easy. The Dine Marriage Act, passed in 2005 by the Navajo Nation Council, defines marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman and declares polygamy, unions between family members and same-sex marriages “void and prohibited.” A grass-roots attempt to block it from becoming law failed when the legislature overrode a veto from the Navajo Nation’s then-president, Joe Shirley Jr. “The Dine Marriage Act legislation is unnecessary and addresses issues already governed by existing law and by cultural values and our clan system,” Shirley said in a statement posted on the website for the advocacy group Coalition for Navajo Equality, which seeks to repeal the law. Recently, Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly, who took office in 2011, also backed the effort to allow same-sex marriage. “We’ve got some catching up here to do with our laws, our codes and what we operate our government under,” he said in a statement. Shelly, who served as Shirley’s vice president from 2007 to 2011, was among 14 council members in 2005 who voted against the override, short of what was needed. Sixty-two voted for the override, and 12 delegates abstained. Despite the high-level support, “only an action by the Navajo Nation Council to repeal the act would change the law,” Jared Touchin, a council spokesman, said in an email. “There is currently no such legislation that attempts to do so.” Although the law states that “the purposes of marriage on the Navajo Nation are to promote strong families and to preserve and strengthen family values,” some Navajo activists say it does the opposite. “It goes against our tribe’s fundamental teaching of harmony in family,” said Alray Nelson, 27, an openly gay member of the Navajo Nation and part of the Coalition for Navajo Equality. “It’s hard to understand why we implemented something like this because it goes against everything we are founded upon.” Nelson nonetheless said he was undaunted by the failed effort in 2005 because persuading the council president to veto the measure is still seen as one of the coalition’s biggest accomplishments. “It was not popular in 2005 to support same-sex marriage,” he said, “so the political climate was already set against the coalition efforts. The coalition basically took a long nap until this year, after the Supreme Court decisions.” The Supreme Court, in striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act, declared that same-sex couples who were legally married had the same right to federal benefits as other married couples. The court also upheld a lower court’s invalidation of California’s Proposition 8, clearing the way for same-sex marriage to resume in the state. Justices did not, however, require states to legalize gay marriage. Even if they had, tribes would almost certainly be exempt because of their sovereignty. “Moving forward, our first goal will be to repeal the act by going through the courts like they did in New Mexico,” Nelson said. “Second, we will continue to have these conversations with family members and community leaders. We are not going directly to lawmakers. We are going to the people who put them into office.” Some tribes permit same-sex marriage. In 2008, the Coquille Indian Tribe in Oregon became the first in the U.S. to approve a gay marriage law that states “marriage” or “domestic partnership” means a “formal and express civil contract entered into between two persons, regardless of their sex.” Seven others have followed suit, including the Santa Ysabel tribe in San Diego County. Elizabeth Kronk Warner, director of the Tribal Law & Government Center at the University of Kansas

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recover during the second half of the fiscal year from losses experienced during 2013. The tax on sales and services accounts for 72 percent of the city’s revenue. That pays for most services and programs that city government provides to residents. City councilors plan to consider adjustments to the city’s operating budget later this month. ALBUQUERQUE — A documentary Mayor Ken Miyagishima says the LAS CRUCES — Some Las Cruces on the rise and fall of world champion economy is slow, but it’s nothing the boxer Johnny Tapia will make its Albu- officials are concerned about the finan- city can’t handle. cial health of city government. querque debut next month. Powell says his office is working The amount of gross receipts taxes Tapia is scheduled to be shown to identify lands suitable for an collected by the Southern New Mexico exchange. He says a land swap will Feb. 13 at the National Hispanic Culcity continues to drop and initial protural Center. allow the area to be protected and the The film premiered at the Los Ange- jections for growth in the 2014 budget state can receive working lands that les Film Festival in June and was shown year might not materialize. can provide income for trust benefiCity budget manager Dick Gebhart at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festiciaries. val in October, where it won the Grand tells the Las Cruces Sun-News that it’s Staff and wire services highly unlikely tax collections will Jury Award for best documentary.

‘Tapia’ film to make Albuquerque debut

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Tapia died at his Albuquerque home in 2012. Investigators said there were no indications of a drug overdose or alcohol use, but that the 45-yearold former fighter likely developed medical complications from past illegal drug use.

Finances worry some Las Cruces officials



Thursday, January 2, 2014


TIME OUT Horoscope


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, Jan. 2, 2014: This year you jump into the limelight. You also have good money sense. Be careful with a higher-up, especially if he or she is an Aquarius. ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH You or a key person in your life could become hot-tempered when dealing with an interpersonal issue. Tonight: A dream’s realization could be on the horizon. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH Tension builds. As much as you might like to diffuse a situation, any action you take could prove to be problematic. Tonight: A possibility will become a reality. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH Keep reaching out for new ideas. Consider planning a vacation for you and a friend or loved one. Continue being a good listener. Tonight: Surf the Web. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH You might be more in touch with what you need than you realize. Perhaps consider establishing stronger boundaries. Tonight: Share with a favorite person. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH A gentle, kind attitude will be appreciated. News could surprise many people, including you. Your ability to adapt will emerge. Tonight: Speak your mind. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Be careful with your funds and count your change. Make sure your wallet is nicely tucked away. Tonight: Get into the pace of a normal week.

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: MARGARET THATCHER (e.g., Term applied to the policies of Margaret Thatcher. Answer: Thatcherism.) FRESHMAN LEVEL 1. By what nickname was she known? Answer________ 2. What political party did she lead? Answer________ 3. She won praise for her handling of which war? Answer________ GRADUATE LEVEL 4. Who portrayed her in the 2011 film The Iron Lady?

Answer________ 5. In the 2011 film, she is depicted as having what “disease”? Answer________ 6. Following her death, foes encouraged the success of this song. Answer________ PH.D. LEVEL 7. What was her profession other than a politician? Answer________ 8. Who are Carol and Mark? Answer________ 9. She became associated with the phrase “The lady’s not ____.” Answer________


1. “The Iron Lady.” 2. Conservative Party. 3. Falklands War. 4. Meryl Streep. 5. Alzheimer’s disease. 6. “Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead.” 7. Chemist and/or barrister (lawyer). 8. Her twin children. 9. “... for turning.”

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

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH You seem to be releasing pent-up feelings. You easily could snap at a family member over a domestic issue. Tonight: Let off some steam.

Gambling causes marriage problems Dear Annie: I’ve been married to my lovely wife for nine years, and to this day, I can’t get past her gambling habit. It is causing major problems in our marriage. Once or twice a week when she gets that itch to head to the casino, she loses all the money she earns in our account and then accumulates bank fees and overdraft charges. I’m fed up with her habit and have mentioned that this must stop. She has promised me many times that she will quit, but she hasn’t been successful. Once I let her go to the casino and told her to spend only a certain amount, and she ended up gambling away $1,000, which she never replaced. I was upset and didn’t speak to her for a few days. I will be deploying overseas soon, and I’m afraid to leave her to handle our financial affairs. I want to ask my brother to put her on an allowance to pay our bills, but I know she will be upset and ask me to move out. I don’t want to do that. What should I do? — Totally Fed Up Dear Totally: Your wife has an addiction. Stopping will be impossible unless she admits she has a problem and agrees to get help. Some addicts voluntarily list their names with casinos to prohibit admittance, although it is not a guarantee. We urge you to separate your accounts so she cannot access money needed to run the household, and put your brother in charge of paying the bills. She may become angry, but your marriage will not survive her continued gambling and the potential loss of your savings. Please contact Gam-Anon ( for additional information and support. Dear Annie: Your advice to couples about affairs has a very negative female bias. A little flirting and an affair or two is normal behavior for both men and women.

Sheinwold’s bridge

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHH You could be tense over a domestic matter or a misunderstanding with a roommate or family member. Tonight: At home with a good book. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH A friend easily could lose his or her cool. Your ability to communicate can and will make a difference here. Tonight: Hang out with a family member. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH Be aware of the costs of proceeding as you have. You might not be comfortable with everything that is going down. Tonight: Pay bills first. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Many thoughts might be going through your mind. You would be wise not to discuss all of them, as you tend to go back and forth between ideas. Tonight: Someone wants to court you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH Defer to someone else, and know full well how this person will approach what you deem a difficult situation. Tonight: Get some extra R and R. Jacqueline Bigar


Chess quiz

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.

WHITE HAS A CRUSHER Hint: A knightmare for Black. Solution: 1. Qa7ch! If …Kg8, 2. Nh6ch! Kh8 3. Ng6 mate! [adapted, Solak-Grischuki ’13].

Today in history Today is Thursday, Jan. 2, the second day of 2014. There are 363 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in history: On Jan. 2, 1974, President Richard Nixon signed legislation requiring states to limit highway speeds to 55 miles an hour as a way of conserving gasoline in the face of an OPEC oil embargo.

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Your usual advice is to get counseling or break up the relationship. I would advise them to just ignore it. They could have many years of a happy relationship with each other. Why don’t you suggest that alternative? — D. Dear D.: Most of our readers aren’t big fans of that alternative, whether male or female. If both partners agree that affairs are perfectly fine within their marriage, we have no objection. Or if one partner chooses to overlook the other’s philandering, the couple might stay together, although they are not necessarily happy. In most cases, however, affairs are sneaky betrayals full of lies, and one partner loses out on the intimacy and trust that keep a marriage solid. The partner who cheats may believe the marriage is sufficiently happy, but our mail says otherwise. Dear Annie: This is in response to “Finally at Peace,” who now focuses on the grandchildren they are “close” to instead of mourning the ones they are not. My husband and I have four beautiful, successful and intelligent children. When our oldest was an infant, my mother-in-law told me that she was not available to babysit, so we didn’t impose. It was difficult to watch Grandma and Grandpa travel many miles to babysit for their other grandchildren and attend their plays and ballgames, while showing little interest in ours, no matter how many times we invited them. When we had them over for Sunday dinner, we had to listen while Grandpa bragged endlessly about his other grandchildren. Our children have been taught to treat their grandparents with love and respect, but kids catch on to favoritism. I suggest that those grandparents examine their own behavior to see whether they need to change. I’m still hoping my in-laws will realize what they are missing. — Hope To Be a Better Grandparent


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Campaign offers $20 neutering

The Santa Fe animal shelter wants you to ring in the New Year by making a resolution to neuter your male dog or cat during their “Happy Neuter Year” campaign. Sponsored by PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, the “Happy Neuter Year” campaign will provide $20 neuter surgeries for male dogs and cats during the month of January. Spaying and neutering is one of the most effective ways to reduce the homeless pet population and is safe for puppies and kittens as young as 8 to 10 weeks old, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. “Neutering male pets is a simple surgery that reduces unwanted behaviors, like roaming, fighting and urine marking territories,” says Mary Martin, the shelter’s executive director. This special $20 rate is available to all residents of the city and county of Santa Fe. Those who want to take advantage of this offer must mention the “Happy Neuter Year” campaign when they schedule their appointment. This campaign is based on availability. The Santa Fe animal shelter’s south-side clinic, 2570 Camino Entrada, will provide 100 “Happy Neuter Year” sterilizations for $20 in January. Please visit www.sfhumanesociety. org or call 472-6422 for more information or to schedule an appointment. PetSmart Charities’ “Happy Neuter Year” campaign provides more than $561,000 to spay/neuter clinics to fund affordable, high-quality spay and neuter surgeries for 13,631 male dogs and cats across the nation during January.

Dog classes teach good behavior Several workshops that focus on dog training and puppy socialization will be offered by CHACO’s Hub in Tesuque. Drop-in puppy classes are offered Saturdays beginning Jan. 4 at 8:30 a.m. The course runs

Tracks Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society: Derrick is a 2-year-old male brindle terrier mix who is fully grown at about 44 pounds. He has a bouncy, energetic, playful personality. Monty is a 1-year-old male who has a brown tabby coat. He is very smart and loves to perch in high places to observe his surroundings. He is quite loving and purrs when you pet him. These and other animals are available for adoption from the shelter at 100 Caja del Rio Road. The shelter’s adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Visit www.sfhumanesociety. org or call 983-4309, ext. 610. Española Valley Humane Society: Pete is a typical boy kitten who loves to play around as much a he loves to be hugged. He’s sure to bring joy to your life. Marlo is a mellow boy who loves to roll on his back for tummy rubs. He’s also a great listener and would make a great addition to your family. These and other animals are available for adoption at 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. Call 753-8662 or visit www. Felines & Friends: Very sweet and lovable, Madison loves to be petted and to have her chin rubbed. She prefers not to be held, but will sit in







your lap. Madison is a beautiful girl with a short calico coat, orange cheeks and a black streak on the right side of her chin. Silk was rescued with her mom and siblings in a south-side neighborhood last April. She is a very sweet and playful kitten with a beautiful medium-length black coat. Cats of all ages are available for adoption from Felines & Friends and can be visited at Petco throughout the week during regular store hours. Adoption advisers are available 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at Petco on Cerrillos Road. Become a Felines & Friends volunteer. Visit the website at www.petfinder. com/shelters/NM38.html or call 316-CAT1.

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Little Joe leaves an unwanted legacy



amn!” my dad yelled. Patty, our middle sister, who was 8 years I heard him running down the old. Patty had a “weakness,” as my father hall. I got up just in time to hear the described it, for all things four-legged or screen door open and slam shut. I opened winged. Dogs, cats, horses, “Black Star,” our my bedroom window to look. My dad was resident crow and raccoons that often terrirunning — in a shirt, tie, boxer fied the rest of us. shorts and socks — out the door She cast her eyes down. and down the driveway. “Patty,” my dad said. “Jeez, Little Joe! How did you “But he was lonely! He was get in?” outside whining and scratching Through the window, I saw at the door. Shawnee [our barely him. Little Joe: my Dad’s nemesis. 1-year-old female German shepHe was part border collie, part herd] is his girlfriend. He just farm mutt. He took off across wanted to be with her.” our driveway and headed for the My dad groaned, covered his Hersch woods. eyes and walked away. There is Wilson The year was, well, a long no arguing with an 8-year-old’s Tales of Tails time ago. I think velociraptors romantic version of dog life. were still roaming the Minnesota About Little Joe. He was no prairies. Wearing warm hats, scarves and doubt the Genghis Kahn (the lover, not the gloves, of course. warrior) of Hennepin County. I’m sure that That spring, my big, rollicking Irish today, Catholic family was introduced to dog part- 50 years later, a large chunk of the dogs of nership 101: the importance of spaying and the county are carrying around a small bit neutering. Of course, my family being my of Little Joe’s DNA. family, we had to learn the lesson not from He was, as was common then, a loosely a book, but from experience. We were a connected and roaming farm dog. Our hard-headed lot. house was simply one of many on his route. As Little Joe disappeared across the pasHis persona was friendly and he was always ture (no velociraptors in sight), I sighed. I willing to have one of the kids rub his knew what would happen next. stomach or feed him treats. This was how At the top of his lungs, my Dad bellowed: he ingratiated his way into our house. Very “I want all the kids in the kitchen! Now!” Irish of him. We all slowly, sleepily assembled in the I should note here that as a family, we kitchen. I was the oldest at 13. I was the cool were sort of clueless when it came to one, the hip, radical poet, much like Leoncanine biology. But, let me proceed. ard Cohen … in my imagination. But I stood Within days of my Dad’s futile chase, in line with the rest. Little Joe just “happened” to come by again. Dad was straining to be patient, faced as He announced his presence by trying all he was with a cool teenager and four other night long to scratch his way through the sleepy children, three of them girls and two door into our garage where Shawnee was of them clutching teddy bears. kept. Since he was still just in his boxer shorts, The next morning, we awoke to find he did lack a certain fatherly authority. inch-deep furrows in the garage door. This But he gamely went on. was one of the few times I saw my dad He attempted a glare, “Who let Little Joe almost reduced to tears. He was a sucin?” cessful entrepreneur yet this one little dog We all knew who did it, but we were was daily defeating him with charm and bound by the Wilson code of silence. The cunning. But on the bright side, Little Joe sound of snuffly noses was all that was seemed to be gone, and he and Shawnee heard. had not “eloped.” Patty explained at breakHe finally looked at the usual suspect: fast that this was because Shawnee was too

young to get married. But Little Joe was nothing if not persistent. Even my dad ultimately had to acknowledge Little Joe’s, um, single-mindedness. The very next day, all the neighborhood kids were walking home after an afternoon of playing Capture The Flag. Shawnee was in the lead as always. Coming up our driveway, who was there to meet us, but of course, Little Joe. He had that Joey Tribbiani “How you doin’?” expression on his face. Regrettably, Shawnee fell for it. Soon they were playing together and yipping. Then, as all my sisters and our friends stood and watched, it just got strange. I will leave it to you to imagine. Suffice it to say that I did not make eye contact with any of my sister’s friends for years afterwards. There is a moral here. Shawnee had a litter of puppies. We gave them away to good homes and they were well cared for. But it was not uncommon back then to find bags of drowned puppies and see lots of stray dogs. Spaying and neutering dogs and cats in rural Minnesota was not the norm. But we learned our lesson. We had Shawnee spayed. When we brought her back from the vet’s office, I’m sure I heard my dad triumphantly whisper under his breath, “Take that, Little Joe.” But of course, with Shawnee spayed, Little Joe was never to be seen again. The gig was up. He had moved on. Not to belabor the velociraptors reference again, but in one of my family’s favorite movies, Jurassic Park, there is a classic line that sums up biology: “Life finds a way.” Little Joe was a personification of “life finding a way.” Our task, as good partners of dogs, is to do everything we can to assure that the only life that will be cherished and cared for “finds a way.” Neuter and spay! Don’t let Little Joe’s great-grandkids find a way into your home! Hersch Wilson is a Santa Fe author who yearns to understand all things canine. His column appears monthy. Contact him at

LOS ANGELES — Sugarplum went into the salon as a reddish-blonde dachshund mix and came out with pink and green ears, a rainbow tail and a bow in her fur. “It’s like having a little unicorn creature,” said Sasha Sinnott, an attorney from Pasadena, Calif. who was giddy about her dog’s makeover. For some dog owners, simple bathing and combing is not enough. So they pay groomers to turn fur into an artist’s canvas, where vibrant sweeps of chalk and paint transform pooches into fantasy fur balls that draw both compliments and strange looks. For an extra 10 or 15 minutes at the groomer, the everyday dog can get an outlandish redesign with a temporary paint tattoo, Mohawk, feather extension or glued-on jewels. Then there are the “extreme groomers,” who turn their own pets into elaborate creations like zombies, flowers or even whole jungle scenes, transformations that can take months as hair grows, paint is applied, fur is braided or extended, and shapes are sculpted. But there are limits to the makeover mania, which is blossoming in an unregulated industry that can leave pets open to risks. Experts say products

should be toxic-free and there should be no pain involved — absolutely no piercings or real tattoos. If dogs enjoy being groomed, they shouldn’t mind the extra primping, experts added, though one veterinarian said, “It’s just something I would not do.” But many pet owners and industry professionals say it’s a fun activity that helps person and pooch bond. “For me, it is about a closer connection with my pets. People are now showering their pets with the amenities and affections that they would like themselves,” said Lauren L. Darr, founder of the International Association of Pet Fashion Professionals. And grooming products are getting more mainstream every day, added Darr, author of the Pet Fashion 2014 Almanac. But a concern for pet owners is a grooming industry unfettered by regulations, said Amy Bullet Brown, founder and president of the National Association of Professional Creative Groomers LLC and the owner of an Alabama dog spa. “If a groomer wants to bathe your dog in battery acid, he can, and it’s going to die, but it’s not against the law,” she said. Creative grooming can be fun, but it is cosmetic only. If there is any danger, like sharp instruments, it should not be done, Brown said.


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Armed robbery suspects arrested Santa Fe police reported Wednesday that they have arrested two armed robbery suspects who were on the department’s Most Wanted list. On Tuesday, police captured Robert Louis Pacheco, 32, on an outstanding warrant related to an armed robbery in the 1200 block of Gallegos Lane. Pacheco also was wanted in connection with an armed robbery of Wecks Restaurant on Cerrillos Road on Sept. 14, a police news release said. The day before Pacheco’s arrest, police arrested Christopher Mavis. The 33-year-old had an outstanding warrant for the armed robbery on Gallegos Lane. He was wanted in connection with the robbery of GameStop on Aug. 22. Pacheco and Mavis are believed to be linked to several armed robberies that occurred in the city and county during the past several months. However, police Capt. Dale Lettenberger said Wednesday that the two are not suspects in an armed robbery of the Dollar Store on Airport Road on New Year’s Eve. Both were in custody when that robbery took place, Lettenberger said.

National refuge to expand ALBUQUERQUE — The Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge on Albuquerque’s southern edge is growing thanks to the purchase of 57 acres. The $1.1 million purchase was announced this week by Bernalillo County Commissioner Art de la Cruz and state Sen. Michael Padilla. They also say development of a master plan for the refuge and visitors’ center is underway. The state Legislature approved the funding for the purchase during its last session. As the Southwest’s first urban refuge, Valle de Oro was dedicated in September 2012. It now consists of close

to 490 acres of alfalfa fields and cottonwoods along the Rio Grande. There are plans to buy another 80 acres. Officials say a public meeting is scheduled next week to gather community comments and ideas for the refuge’s master plan.

Powell supports monument New Mexico Land Commissioner Ray Powell is throwing his support behind a proposal that would protect scenic areas in Doña Ana County. New Mexico’s two U.S. senators have introduced legislation that calls for designating about 780 square miles near Las Cruces as the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. The effort has been more than a decade in the making. The area would include eight new wilderness areas and would be overseen by the Bureau of Land Management. It would also include about 125 square miles of state trust land.

Farmers hopeful for more snow LAS CRUCES — Farmers in Southern New Mexico are looking to this winter for more snow as they try to recover from what was a historically dismal irrigation season in 2013. Snowpack levels in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico are being closely watched. So far, they’re better than last year. Phil King, the water engineer for the Elephant Butte Irrigation District, told the Las Cruces Sun-News that despite the early snow, there’s no indication this season will offer anything close to a full supply of water. A federal report released Monday shows the Upper Rio Grande Basin is about 90 percent of normal for this time of year. That’s down from over 100 percent in early December. Experts say most of the recent storms seem to be skirting too far north or are starved of moisture. Staff and wire services

Police notes The Santa Fe Police Department is investigating the following reports: u An armed robber in a gold devil mask and an accomplice wearing a white bandanna, dark shades and a green beanie cap robbed the Dollar Mart at 4350 Airport Road about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. They took an unspecified amount of cash from a woman working the register and got away in a Dodge Dakota pickup, thought to be a 1990s model, with gray lines on the bottom door panels. u A thief stole a 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer on Tuesday from the 2500 block of Camino Entrada. u Someone stole a 1994 Saturn on Tuesday from the DeVargas Center parking lot. u Police responding to a public disturbance call at Hotel St. Francis about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday arrested a male on a charge of being a minor drinking alcohol. u Merinda Menchaca of Las Cruces was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in Doña Ana County Magistrate Court. Menchaca had been stopped for a traffic violation. She was traveling with her 13-year-old granddaughter, who was released to a family member. Another passenger, Manuel Menchaca of Las Cruces, also was arrested on a failure-to-appear warrant from Doña Ana County Magistrate Court, as well as a warrant from the same court for failing to pay fines. His niece was released to another family member. u Police arrested Vincent Wheeler, 20, on charges of burglary and receiving stolen property. Police traced a stolen iPad to Wheeler on Tuesday. u Police arrested Christopher Gonzales of Glorieta on Tuesday on a bench warrant from Santa Fe County Magistrate Court for an unspecified offense. u Police arrested Daniel Lucero of Santa Fe Tuesday on a warrant charging him with failure to appear in municipal court. u Police arrested Jonathan Gonzales, 42, of Santa Fe on Wednesday on a warrant for failing to appear in municipal court.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following report: u Deputies arrested Eduardo Romero, 35 on a charge of bringing contraband into a place of imprisonment on Tuesday. Deputies are testing what they believe to be a narcotic found on Romero, who denied it was contraband.

DWI arrests u Santa Fe police arrested Greg Dawson of Santa Fe on a charge of drunken driving Tuesday following a crash at the intersection of Cerrillos Road and San Felipe Street. Dawson’s pickup knocked over a light post in the median of Cerrillos Road. He also was charged with negligent use of a weapon because he had a handgun in his pickup at the time of his arrest. u Santa Fe police arrested Aaron Vigil, 23, Wednesday on a charge of aggravated drunken driving. He was stopped in downtown Santa Fe speeding at 3:41 am. u State police in Santa Fe County arrested Robert Poorman, 53, on a drunken-driving charge on New Year’s Eve. u State police arrested Katie McDonald, 35, in Santa Fe County on a drunken-driving charge on New Year’s Eve. u Sheriff’s deputies arrested Valerie A. Fischer, 34, of Santa Fe on a drunken-driving charge Wednesday. u Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jonathan Mora, 18, of Santa Fe on a drunken-driving charge Wednesday. He was driving without his headlights on and without a driver’s license. u Sheriff’s deputies arrested Joshua Armijo, 27, of Pecos on charges of drunken-driving and careless driving Tuesday. He lost control of his car and hit a tree at the side of Old Santa Fe Trail at Stone Cabin Road. Deputies said he was under the influence of prescription drugs at the time of the crash. u Sheriff’s deputies arrested Joshua Martinez, 21, of Chimayó on drunken-driving and careless driving charges. He was found by Española Police following a car crash on N.M. 76.


Navajo: Tribes Man freed in Tucson fire often accepted ‘thankful’ for new life same-sex unions The Associated Press

Continued from Page A-5 School of Law, said her research showed that tribes historically accepted gay unions. “In many of our tribal cultures, we called gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender members as ‘two spirits,’ because there was a belief that they had two spirits captured within themselves,” she said. “They were treated specially and with a lot of respect.” Now, there is a struggle between the twospirit concept and the Christian influence, she said. “I think the national trend is definitely in favor of recognizing same-sex marriage,” said Kronk Warner, a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. “There are already several tribes who recognize same-sex marriages despite state law. … It’s as complicated an issue among tribes as it is in individual states.” Touchin, the council spokesman, said there was room for debate on the Navajo law. “The increased attention placed on gay marriage over the last few years certainly has the potential to make people, including the Navajo Nation’s lawmakers, rethink the issue,” he said. “However, most would agree that the Navajo Nation has taken a conservative approach to gay marriage. … Therefore, until legislation is introduced to address the Dine Marriage Act, we cannot be certain.” Nelson, however, is confident that change is on the horizon. “By around this time next year, if the law is repealed … that’s when we can be proud as a Navajo people.”

PHOENIX — Louis Taylor chokes up as he looks back on the 42 years he spent in prison, but he forgives those who put him there. Freedom, he says, is “the most precious thing in the world.” Taylor was convicted of a 1970 hotel fire in Tucson that killed 29 people. He was 16 when he was arrested, and he has consistently denied any involvement in the blaze. In April, he walked out of prison a free man after reaching a deal with prosecutors that allowed him to plead no contest to the charges, in which he didn’t admit guilt outright but was able to be released. Under the deal, Taylor, 59, also gave up his right to seek vindication or compensation from the state. Taylor doesn’t relive the past, but he’s quick to note he is innocent and was made a scapegoat. “I am just so thankful I am free and able to enjoy my freedom,” Taylor told The Arizona Republic in a recent interview. “All I can do is move forward. All of the people who did a bad deed, I forgive them.” The blaze was one of Arizona’s worst as hundreds of people gathered Dec. 20, 1970, at the Pioneer Hotel in Tucson to celebrate Christmas festivities. When the fire erupted, exits were blocked and fire truck ladders were too short to

reach the upper floors. Many guests were trapped in their rooms. Some jumped to their deaths while others burned alive. Most victims died from carbon monoxide poisoning. Taylor’s case Louis Taylor received renewed scrutiny after a new defense team and others raised questions about the evidence used to convict him. Authorities still insist Taylor is guilty, but they acknowledged at the time of his release that gaining a conviction at a new trial would be dicey given that some evidence has been lost and witnesses have either moved or died. They also noted that fire investigators for the defense and the state, reviewing the remaining evidence, say a cause of the blaze could not be determined, which also would have hampered efforts to secure a fresh conviction. Authorities say Taylor was found at the hotel with five boxes of matches and that an employee there told authorities he “found the defendant standing by himself simply looking at the fire” when the blaze broke out. Taylor could have continued his fight for a new trial aimed at vindication, but he took the deal to get out prison as soon as possible. “I never hurt anybody. I never started a fire,” Taylor told The Republic.

Funeral services and memorials JAMES HARM BEVERWYK 68, long-time resident of the Lyden community, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 24, 2013, following a heart attack. Jim, born in Zeeland, Michigan, attended secondary school in Grand Rapids, and in 1967 earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Michigan State University. Soon thereafter, Jim married his high school sweetheart, Mary Parsaca, and in 1968 together they joined the Peace Corps and served as secondary school teachers in Tara’nganya,

Kenya. Upon their return, the couple moved to Los Alamos in 1971 where Jim founded the Middle Earth Youth Center. From 1972 through 1980 Jim served as Director of Jemez House Children’s Ranch in Alcalde and in the following years until his retirement in 2010, held various counseling and teaching positions. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Evelyn Nienhuis Beverwyk; a brother, John Beverwyk; and parents-in-law, Peter and Helen Parsaca. Jim is survived by his partner of 45 years, Mary Parsaca; his daughter, Tana Beverwyk-Abouda and husband Mustafa Kamel Abouda, their sons, Malik and Elias of Nambe; a brother, Robert Beverwyk and wife Carole of West Bloomfield, Michigan; beloved nieces, Jessica Ricardo of New Orleans and Mara E. Beverwyk of West Bloomfield, Michigan; adopted sons, Tony Padilla of Petiluma, California and Jimmy Leal and wife Loretta Garcia of Española; and sisters, Larke Beverwyk of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Jackie Lyttle of Grand Haven, Michigan. Jim’s large extended family, including sisters-and brothers-in-law, close friends, Lyden neighbors, work associates, and friendly bowling companions are also remembered with affection. Jim was known as an accepting friend, a helpmate, a community activist, a supporter of the needy, and an outdoorsman with a deep affinity to the land, the mountains, and the animals that surrounded him at his beloved home in Lyden. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at the Alcalde Community Center on Saturday, January 4, 2014, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Jim’s name be sent to the San Martin de Porres Soup Kitchen, 216 S.R. 399, Española, NM 87532, the Española Teen Center, 1450 Iris St., Los Alamos, NM 87544 or online at, or Somos Un Pueblo Unido, 1804 Espinacitas St., Santa Fe, NM 87505. The family of James Harm Beverwyk has entrusted their loved one to, DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley. 505-747-7477,

LORENCITA MARTINEZ Age 88 and a lifelong resident of Santa Fe died Sunday, December 29, 2013. She was a devoted, loving mother and grandmother. Lorencita was retired from the New Mexico State Treasurers Office and was a dedicated member of the Cristo Rey Church Altar Society. She enjoyed creating New Mexico tin work and religious icon paintings. She was a proud proponent of her beloved Santa Fe, loved to sing and dance. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ascension and Dolores (Lola) Vigil; her brothers Bobby, Tony and Johnny; children; daughter and son, Kenneth. She is survived by her daughter, Dolores Leyba and husband Larry; sons Jose, Adrian and wife Kathy and Robert. She has ten grandchildren; Leonard and Michael Leyba, Vincent and Diego Martinez, Brian, Erica, A.J., Sara, Loren and Christopher Martinez; fourteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Her godson, David Griego gave much of his time in comforting and playing music to his beloved grandmother. Lorencita will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A visitation will be held on Sunday, January 5 at 5:00pm followed by a Rosary to be recited at 6:00pm at Cristo Rey Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 6 at 10:00am at Cristo Rey Church followed by a burial at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

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56, Resident of Espanola, passed away suddenly on Christmas Day, December 25, 2013. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Mona Barragan. She is survived by her loving husband of thirteen years to Charles Rollo Manary; her parents, Jose & Rose Montoya; sister, Shirley Montoya; godson/nephew, Chris Montoya; nieces, Chantel Montoya & Mercady Montoya (Lawrence Garcia) and their children Steven Garcia and Danielle Garcia, stepson, Bret Manary; stepdaughters, Charla McKinney (Larry); Carla Manary (Joe); Dessa Manary (Rolland); son-in-law, Robert Tito Barragan; sister in-laws, Charla Pinney (Owen)& Lorie Garcia (Rudy). Having retired from the City of Santa Fe with the Santa Fe Public Library as an Assistant Librarian. She was also a very active member with the Union AFSCME Local Union 3999. A Memorial Service will be recited at the Elk’s Lodge on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. All services are going thru Rivera Family Funeral Cremations.

LAUREN HAROLD PEPPLER Age 84, Born in Reed City, Michigan, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by, and in the comfort of his family, on December 27, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife Mary L.W. Peppler, and his two devoted daughters, Patricia L. Peppler and Mary L. Peppler with blessings of four grandchildren, Sam W. Roberts, Patricia L. Roberts; Elissa A. Peppler, Sharra L. Peppler/Montgomery along with great grandchildren Jacob W. Roberts, Nevaeh R. Roberts, and Wyatt E. Montgomery. He became a Real Estate Broker/Owner of Pep Realty Corporation. A Visitation will be held Thursday, January 2, 2014, from 4:00 7:00 p.m., at FRENCH - University. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 300 Gold S.E., with Rev. Randy Walquist officiating. Interment will follow at Sandia Memory Gardens, 9500 San Pedro Dr. NE. A reception will follow Interment in the Parish Hall at Immanuel Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church for Ysleta Lutheran Mission in El Paso, Texas. Please visit our online guest book for Lauren at FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333 ANTHONY DAVID SILVA SR. JUNE 13, 1944 ~ DECEMBER 27, 2013

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WASHINGTON ’m just back from a week out of the country, and it appears I missed some major happenings. Political news sites report a significant development in the Pajama Boy controversy (involving a promotion for Obamacare) and the Duck Dynasty flap. There’s apparently a new scandal, as well, over the Obama family’s failure to attend church on Christmas. Then there’s the brouhaha about a church in California putting a likeness of Trayvon Martin in its Christmas manger. From the Drudge Report, meanwhile, I learned the naked truth about two other incidents: a Louisville, Ky., man who ran through a bingo hall with his pants down yelling “Bingo!” and police in Portland, Ore., who used a sandwich to convince an unclothed man not to jump off of a building. According to ABC News, the man reportedly requested a cheeseburger but eventually settled for turkey and bacon. That the headlines are about pajamas and bingo is both good and bad. Good, because it means we have no crisis during this holiday season; Congress is in recess, the president is on the beach, and there is no imminent standoff in Washington. Bad, because we’re letting ourselves be distracted again. In the weeks before the 9/11 attacks in 2001, President George W. Bush was on his ranch in Texas, the big news was about shark attacks, and nobody connected the terrorists’ dots. This time, there’s more than just the theoretical possibility of a crisis to worry about. On Saturday, 1.3 million




or 30 years, Pasatiempo has been detailing the story of art, entertainment and culture in Santa Fe, delivered every Friday in The Santa Fe New Mexican to eager readers. Those decades will be celebrated this Friday in a special anniversary edition — called “30 something” — of the beloved magazine, looking back at three decades of stories, photographs, reviews and other essential information. (The “30 something” is a nod to the reality that Pasa’s origins are somewhat murky, with the general agreement that its regular production started and continued in 1983; the issue will be lighthearted, as befits a magazine that knows how to poke fun.) It’s no exaggeration to say that few other newspapers in the nation — whether large or small — produce a Pasatiempo of their own. Especially in these times when newspapers are shrinking and cutting, the dedication of an entire weekly magazine to arts and culture is almost unheard of. As reward for giving more, not less, Pasatiempo remains popular, well-read and valuable. In 2009, the weekly magazine was honored as a winner of the Governor’s Award, given to those individuals and institutions that impact the arts scene in New Mexico. Writing in support of the magazine’s nomination, recently retired director of The Santa Opera Richard Gaddes said, “It has been noted that an average issue of Pasatiempo has the same amount of editorial material as does a Sunday New York Times Arts and Leisure section.” That content has made Pasatiempo a frequent winner in other state and national journalism contests. Most essentially, it remains valuable to readers and advertisers. They know that Pasa writers and editors understand their subjects, whether theater or opera or visual art. Whether writing a restaurant review or critiquing the latest Hollywood blockbuster, the writers take the awarding of chiles seriously. As befits a magazine dedicated to the arts, the production is top-notch, with page design and covers worthy of much larger publications. Early on, the newspaper decided that in-depth reporting, by experts, would set its arts coverage apart. Through editors such as Jon Bowman, Denise Kusel, Hollis Walker, Camille Flores and since 2002, Kristina Melcher, the dedication to quality has remained. Longtime Art Director Marcella Sandoval has left her mark on the publication’s visual appearance, keeping Pasa fresh over the years, but never trendy. Pasatiempo — in print for three decades and now online (www.santafenewmexican/pasatiempo/) — is as unique to Santa Fe as the city’s summer market season. This Friday, take a walk back through time and see the evolution of not just a magazine, but of Santa Fe’s ever-changing artistic scene.

Oil offloading doesn’t belong in Lamy

The past 100 years

unemployed Americans were kicked off unemployment benefits. And if our vacationing lawmakers don’t do something about it when they return, millions more will follow. The matter is getting less attention than Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty, but it’s a real crisis for those affected and a disgrace for the rest of us. As The Washington Post’s Brad Plumer expertly outlined on Friday, there are 4 million people who have been out of work for 27 weeks or longer, translating to the highest long-term unemployment rate since World War II. These people — young, old and from all kinds of demographics — have a 12 percent chance of finding a job in any given month, and, contrary to the theories of Rand Paul Republicans, there’s little evidence that they’re more likely to find work after losing benefits. Cutting off their benefits only causes more suffering for them and more damage to the economy. Also last weekend, the Obama administration reported that 1.1 million people had signed up online for coverage under the new health-care law. That’s a


dramatic acceleration in enrollment, but it also leaves uninsured millions of people who are eligible for coverage. Some of them are working poor in states where Republican governors have refused to implement the law’s Medicaid expansion, and many more are being discouraged from enrolling by Republicans’ incessant opposition. This month’s CBS News/New York Times poll found that a majority of uninsured Americans disapprove of the new law, even though nearly 6 in 10 of the uninsured think insurance would improve their health. These real outrages make the Christmas-week controversies seem like tinsel. “Can you guess what key thing Obama did not do on Christmas Day?” asked Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze, full of outrage that the president didn’t go to a public worship service. found it “ironic” that Obama had “recently asked all Christians to remember the religious aspects of Christmas.” What did they expect from a Muslim born in Kenya? While that was going on, David Kirkpatrick of the New York Times was deflating an

earlier scandal hawked by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of a House committee that had been examining the killing of Americans in Benghazi last year. Issa had charged that the attackers were affiliated with al-Qaida, and he disparaged the administration’s claim that the attack had been stirred up by an antiIslam video; Kirkpatrick, after an extensive investigation in Benghazi, found no international terrorist involvement but did find that the video played a role. On NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, Issa offered the more qualified claim that while there was no al-Qaida “central command in control,” some of the attackers were “selfeffacing or self-claimed as alQaida-linked.” Those self-effacing terrorists are so beguiling. No doubt Issa will continue to pursue the Benghazi “scandal.” Others will look deeper into Pajama Boy, or Obama’s religion. If they’d devote a similar intensity toward the jobless and the uninsured, they might actually do some good. Follow Dana Milbank on Twitter @milbank.

n reference to (“Oil fuels backlash in Lamy,” Dec. 14), I’ve lived in Lamy for more than 39 years. During that time, only “some” sporadic freight has been shipped, all of it minor compared to six giant diesel semi-oil tankers per day as proposed by Santa Fe Southern Railroad and Pacer Energy Marketing. Lamy has become a quiet residential community. It is not for a heavy, loud and “oily” industry. Pacer should get a loading point closer to Farmington. Constant heavy semi-tankers into Lamy will destroy the recently resurfaced blacktop road. That would affect us all and create a noise and traffic nuisance. Santa Fe Southern carries only tourists from Santa Fe to Lamy and back. The oil truckers should cut out the middle man and deal directly with Burlington Northern Santa Fe somewhere else. Why not try the Santa Fe Railyard and see how they like it? Or how about in Gov. Susana Martinez’ front yard? We don’t want it.

Standing his ground

A challenging task

Three cheers for the new American hero, Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson, for refusing to back away from his comments on homosexuality. Robertson speaks for me and millions of others who view homosexuality as morally wrong and a crime against nature. I’m no Christian, but I certainly share Robertson’s view about homosexuality.

Plastic bags have many uses. I use mine to store foods and also to pick up my dog’s droppings. I don’t think I want to try performing the latter with a 5-gallon paper bag. Perhaps one of our mentally challenged City Council members might volunteer to undertake that task for me.

Bill Lyne

Diane Perez

Charles Barnett


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From The Santa Fe New Mexican: Jan. 2, 1914: Washington — The department of agriculture has just concluded a series of experiments to determine the effect on the flavor of milk of feeding different kinds of rations to cows. The department has decided in favor of bran and corn but some dairymen prefer feeding crushed oats to improve milk’s flavor. For many years, the sunflower, from which Kansas was given its nickname, was nothing but a weed. Now hundreds of tons of sunflowers are gathered and sold for use in making coarse paper and insulation materials. The Russian thistle, which came into the country with the importation of seed wheat from Crimea, was considered a farm pest and laws were passed for its eradication. Now it is extensively used as forage and when cut before the spines become hardened makes an excellent hay. Jan. 2, 1964: Berkeley, Cal. — Winnie-the-Pooh may not have been a children’s book after all, but rather a work of deep political and psychological significance. This tongue-in-cheek suggestion comes from Frederick C. Crews, an associate professor of English at the University of California. Crews feels that any literary critic who digs deeply enough will find complex and hidden meanings in the simplest of writings. Jan. 2, 1989: Thousands of New Mexico youngsters might never know the feeling of taking a long, cool draw on a cigarette, or relying on its company at an awkward social setting. They’ll have to find something else to fidget with. If all goes according to plan, this year’s first-graders, the Class of the Year 2000 will be smoke-free. An estimated 20,000 New Mexico first-graders and their peers around the country are the target of an anti-smoking campaign that will be launched later this month.




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NBA: DeRozan scores 26 as Raptors beat Pacers. Page B-4


Plenty of talent collides at tourney

Winners may become major class contenders By James Barron The New Mexican

As Bill Russom stood on the court of Louis G. Sanchez Memorial Gymnasium at Pecos High School admiring the 3-foot championship trophy that his Escalante Lobos won for the Tri-Cities Invitational last weekend,

he realized it was just the first step to something bigger. It was the first tournament championship the Lobos have won under Russom, the sixth-year head coach, but he recognized there were bigger prizes — like the Northern Rio Grande Tournament boys basketball championship. The tournament, which is in its second year of combining the boys and girls brackets, begins on Thursday with the first round all day in

Pojoaque Valley’s Ben Luján Gymnasium. “As big as the Tri-Cities is,” said Russom, “the NRG is twice as big. Every team that goes to the NRG are all great teams, and that’s a great tradition.” And it’s tradition that the team which wins this tournament rises to a contender status in its class, whether it was Pecos and Mora cementing that status the previous two Januarys in Class AA or possibly the Lobos (5-2)

or McCurdy doing that in Class A this time. The same goes for the Mora girls, who are 6-0 and the top seeds for the fourth straight year. The Rangerettes are the odds-on favorites to win the tournament, and are considered one of the top AA programs in the state. As for Escalante, it is trying to build a case as one of the elite teams in A. Winning the NRG title would go a long

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smash-mouth spartans Michigan State gives old-school performance in close win over Stanford By Greg Beacham

The Associated Press

PASADENA, Calif. — When Kyler Elsworth soared over the pile to deliver the final hit of Michigan State’s season, the storybook ending came with a moral. After so many years outside the spotlight, the Spartans are in nobody’s shadow anymore. And for the first time in 26 years, they’re Rose Bowl champions. Connor Cook passed for a career-high 332 yards and hit Tony Lippett with a tiebreaking 25-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter, leading No. 4 Michigan State to a 24-20 victory over No. 5 Stanford on Wednesday night in the 100th Rose Bowl. Michigan State’s FBS-best defense capped a dominant season with one more oldschool performance befitting the centennial celebration of the Granddaddy of Them All. The Spartans (13-1) yielded just 159 yards in the final three quarters, and they closed it out by stopping Stanford fullback Ryan Hewitt on fourth-and-1 near midfield with 1:46 to play. Elsworth, the fill-in starter for suspended senior linebacker Max Bullough, hurdled the pile and flew into Michigan State lore with a spectacular head-on tackle. “When I saw their offensive linemen’s stance, I knew the way to make a play was to go over the top,” said Elsworth, the game’s defensive MVP. “I was hoping they would run a play like they did on their fourth down. It’s a one-in-alifetime play. We proved we could play on the big stage on the national level.” Cook also threw a TD pass to Trevon Pendleton, and Jeremy Langford rushed for 84


New Texans coach known for work with quarterbacks Penn State’s O’Brien tapped to lead Houston By Kristie Rieken

The Associated Press

HOUSTON — Bill O’Brien worked closely with Tom Brady when he was a Patriots assistant. He’s now set to return to the NFL to coach Houston, and he’s a long way from Brady. The Texans have the No. 1 draft pick, and O’Brien might well find himself having to groom a rookie quarterback. Two people famil- Bill O’Brien iar with the negotiations, speaking to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because an official announcement hadn’t been made, said Tuesday night that O’Brien reached an agreement to coach the Texans. He is expected to be introduced Thursday. He inherits a team filled with talent but whose biggest problem is at quarterback. Veteran Matt Schaub, Houston’s starter since 2007, was benched after six games. Case Keenum took over after that, but his lack of success showed he wasn’t the answer either, and the team finished on a 14-game skid. A number of talented quarterbacks could be available in May’s draft.

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insiDe u AP source: Tampa Bay hires ex-Bears coach Smith. Page B-3

All 12 playoff teams have flaws to fix By Arnie Stapleton The Associated Press

Stanford wide receiver Michael Rector, right, is flipped upside down by Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes during the first half of the Rose Bowl on Wednesday in Pasadena, Calif. MARK J. TERRILL/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

yards and a score as the Big Ten champion Spartans overcame their first double-digit deficit of the entire season. Michigan State finished with 10 straight wins, holding off the Pac-12 champion Cardinal (11-3) for the school’s first Rose Bowl victory since 1988. “It’s a special time for all Spartans, and we came here in force,” coach Mark Danto-

nio said. “I’m very happy for our football team, the resilience we showed all season long.” The Spartans have long labored behind Michigan, Ohio State and even Wisconsin among the Midwest’s top programs, but Dantonio’s seven-year rebuilding project in East Lansing has put them on top of the Midwest this

season with a perfect run through conference play. Tyler Gaffney ran for 91 yards and an early TD for Stanford, and linebacker Kevin Anderson returned an interception 40 yards for a score late in the first half. But the Cardinal couldn’t follow up last season’s success

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insiDe u Fiesta Bowl: No. 25 UCF 52, No. 6 Baylor 42 u Gator Bowl: Nebraska 24, No. 23 Georgia 19 u Capital One Bowl: No. 8 South Carolina 34, No. 19 Wisconsin 24 u Outback Bowl: No. 14 LSU 21, Iowa 14 u Heart of Dallas Bowl: North Texas 36, UNLV 14. Page B-3

Twelve contenders, all with issues that could make them pretenders. To win the first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold-weather city, each team in the NFL playoffs has a flaw it must conquer. A depleted defense in Denver. A sputtering offense in Seattle. And plenty more elsewhere. The Seahawks and Broncos both went 13-3 and earned the top seeds in their conferences. Along with the Panthers and Patriots, they get an extra week off to fix their imperfections. Those four will do well to remember that six of the last eight Super Bowl champions played on wild-card weekend. “Everybody is 0-0 now,” Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey said. New England was the last team to parlay the best regular-season record into a title back in 2003, and the last No. 1 seed that got to say, “We’re No. 1!” was the 2009 New Orleans Saints.

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Ryan doesn’t make cut for U.S. men’s hockey team And with goaltending and grit, the Americans might have some assets to help them compete with the defending champion ANN ARBOR, Mich. — USA Hockey used Canadians along with the talented and to have it relatively easy picking players for extremely motivated Russians on their home the Olympics. soil. Not anymore. In Sochi, the U.S. forwards will be: David Bobby Ryan helped the United States earn Backes, Dustin Brown, Ryan Callahan, a silver medal in 2010 in Vancouver and only Patrick Kane, Ryan Kesler, Phil Kessel, T.J. 10 NHL players — from all countries — have Oshie, Max Pacioretty, Zach Parise, Joe Pavmore goals than he does this season for the elski, Paul Stastny, Derek Stepan, James van Ottawa Senators. But unless Ryan gets a spot Riemsdyk and Blake Wheeler. John Carlson, in place of an injured player, he won’t have a Justin Faulk, Cam Fowler, Paul Martin, Ryan chance to help the Americans go for gold in McDonagh, Brooks Orpik, Kevin Shattenkirk Sochi. and Ryan Suter will be on defense for the “We did not pick the best 25 players,” gen- Americans. eral manager David Poile said Wednesday “There is a lot of guys that can skate well after the roster was announced. “We picked and on the bigger sheet, that’ll be huge,” van the best 25 players that we thought gave us a chance to compete and win the gold medal.” Please see HocKeY, Page B-4 By Larry Lage

The Associated Press

Toronto Maple Leafs left wing James van Riemsdyk, center, is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the Winter Classic against the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. PAUL SANCYA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady kicks a 32-yard punt on third down during the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots won 34-20 and will have a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs. NANCY LANE/BOSTON HERALD




THE NEW MEXICAN Thursday, January 2, 2014

raptors 95, Pacers 82

BASKETBALL basketball

Nba eastern Conference

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

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Pct .500 .419 .323 .323 .300 Pct .774 .563 .483 .424 .323 Pct .806 .424 .400 .323 .226

Western Conference

Gb — 21/2 51/2 51/2 6 Gb — 61/2 9 11 14 Gb — 12 121/2 15 18

southwest W l Pct Gb San Antonio 25 7 .781 — Houston 21 13 .618 5 Dallas 19 13 .594 6 New Orleans 14 16 .467 10 Memphis 13 17 .433 11 Northwest W l Pct Gb Oklahoma City 25 6 .806 — Portland 25 7 .781 1/2 Minnesota 16 16 .500 91/2 Denver 14 17 .452 11 Utah 10 24 .294 161/2 Pacific W l Pct Gb L.A. Clippers 22 12 .647 — Phoenix 19 11 .633 1 Golden State 20 13 .606 11/2 L.A. Lakers 13 19 .406 8 Sacramento 10 20 .333 10 Wednesday’s Games Dallas 87, Washington 78 Toronto 95, Indiana 82 Minnesota 124, New Orleans 112 Philadelphia 114, Denver 102 L.A. Clippers 112, Charlotte 85 tuesday’s Games Atlanta 92, Boston 91 Indiana 91, Cleveland 76 Golden State 94, Orlando 81 Sacramento 110, Houston 106 San Antonio 113, Brooklyn 92 Toronto 85, Chicago 79 Portland 98, Oklahoma City 94 Milwaukee 94, L.A. Lakers 79 thursday’s Games Orlando at Cleveland, 5 p.m. Golden State at Miami, 5:30 p.m. Boston at Chicago, 6 p.m. Brooklyn at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. New York at San Antonio, 6:30 p.m. Memphis at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Utah, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Portland, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Sacramento, 8 p.m. Friday’s Games Toronto at Washington, 5 p.m. New Orleans at Boston, 5:30 p.m. Golden State at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. New York at Houston, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Memphis at Denver, 7 p.m. Utah at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m.

Nba CaleNdar

Jan. 6 — 10-day contracts can be signed.

Nba boxsCores Wednesday timberwolves 124, Pelicans 112

NeW orleaNs (112) Aminu 2-6 0-0 4, Anderson 10-17 3-3 25, Davis 5-9 3-6 13, Holiday 8-14 2-4 19, Gordon 5-12 2-2 12, Evans 6-14 3-4 16, Stiemsma 0-0 0-0 0, Roberts 1-3 0-0 3, Morrow 3-4 0-0 7, Ajinca 1-3 0-0 2, Rivers 2-3 0-0 4, Miller 1-1 1-1 3, Withey 1-1 2-2 4. Totals 45-87 16-22 112. MINNesota (124) Brewer 2-4 0-0 5, Love 7-19 6-8 21, Pekovic 7-12 8-11 22, Rubio 4-6 5-6 14, Martin 8-14 4-5 20, Cunningham 5-6 0-0 10, Barea 7-9 0-0 17, Shved 2-4 4-4 10, Mbah a Moute 1-1 1-1 3, Hummel 0-2 0-0 0, Dieng 0-1 0-0 0, Muhammad 1-1 0-0 2, Price 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 44-79 28-35 124. New orleans 28 19 26 39—112 Minnesota 33 28 36 27—124 3-Point Goals—New Orleans 6-20 (Anderson 2-8, Roberts 1-1, Evans 1-1, Morrow 1-2, Holiday 1-2, Rivers 0-1, Aminu 0-1, Gordon 0-4), Minnesota 8-22 (Barea 3-5, Shved 2-4, Rubio 1-1, Brewer 1-1, Love 1-7, Hummel 0-1, Martin 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—New Orleans 48 (Evans 7), Minnesota 42 (Rubio 8). Assists—New Orleans 20 (Holiday 5), Minnesota 26 (Rubio 9). Total Fouls—New Orleans 25, Minnesota 20. Technicals—Davis, Evans, Brewer. A—14,002.

76ers 114, Nuggets 102

PHIladelPHIa (114) Turner 8-17 6-8 23, Young 7-17 2-3 17, Hawes 4-11 3-4 13, Carter-Williams 5-15 6-8 16, Thompson 5-6 0-0 11, Anderson 4-7 2-2 12, Allen 6-9 0-0 13, Wroten 3-6 0-3 7, Williams 0-2 0-0 0, Davies 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 43-92 19-28 114. deNVer (102) Chandler 5-13 2-2 16, Faried 6-9 0-3 12, Hickson 7-14 5-9 19, Lawson 4-13 6-7 15, Foye 6-17 2-2 14, Q.Miller 1-5 0-0 2, Robinson 0-3 0-0 0, Mozgov 1-2 2-2 4, Fournier 3-6 1-2 7, Arthur 2-6 4-4 8, Randolph 0-1 3-4 3, Hamilton 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 36-91 25-35 102. Philadelphia 24 44 27 19—114 denver 30 26 25 21—102 3-Point Goals—Philadelphia 9-23 (Anderson 2-3, Hawes 2-4, Allen 1-1, Thompson 1-1, Turner 1-3, Wroten 1-3, Young 1-6, Williams 0-2), Denver 5-25 (Chandler 4-7, Lawson 1-5, Arthur 0-1, Hamilton 0-1, Q.Miller 0-1, Robinson 0-1, Fournier 0-3, Foye 0-6). Fouled Out—Chandler. Rebounds— Philadelphia 66 (Young 10), Denver 57 (Hickson 11). Assists—Philadelphia 23 (Carter-Williams, Turner 6), Denver 23 (Lawson 11). Total Fouls—Philadelphia 25, Denver 28. Technicals— Hawes, Faried. A—16,006.

Mavericks 87, Wizards 78

dallas (87) Marion 4-7 1-2 9, Nowitzki 3-14 3-3 9, Dalembert 1-3 0-0 2, Calderon 3-14 2-2 11, Ellis 7-18 9-10 23, Carter 4-10 2-2 13, Wright 5-7 0-0 10, Crowder 1-2 2-2 4, Larkin 1-2 0-0 2, Blair 1-1 2-2 4. Totals 30-78 21-23 87. WasHINGtoN (78) Ariza 3-14 1-1 8, Booker 5-9 0-0 10, Gortat 6-11 0-0 12, Wall 8-18 5-5 22, Beal 4-13 0-1 10, Seraphin 1-5 0-0 2, Webster 3-9 1-1 8, Temple 0-0 0-0 0, Nene 2-7 0-2 4, Porter Jr. 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 33-88 7-10 78. dallas 25 14 20 28—87 Washington 20 22 19 17—78 3-Point Goals—Dallas 6-24 (Carter 3-7, Calderon 3-10, Marion 0-1, Ellis 0-2, Nowitzki 0-4), Washington 5-24 (Beal 2-5, Webster 1-6, Wall 1-6, Ariza 1-7). Fouled Out—Nene. Rebounds—Dallas 51 (Marion 9), Washington 57 (Booker 19). Assists—Dallas 18 (Marion, Nowitzki 4), Washington 17 (Wall 5). Total Fouls—Dallas 12, Washington 21. Technicals—Dallas Coach Carlisle, Dallas defensive three second, Washington defensive three second. A—15,713.

INdIaNa (82) George 5-14 2-2 12, West 3-9 3-4 9, Hibbert 6-10 4-5 16, G.Hill 2-6 0-0 6, Stephenson 4-9 0-1 8, Granger 4-7 2-2 11, Scola 3-10 1-2 7, Mahinmi 2-2 1-4 5, Watson 3-7 0-0 8, O.Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Butler 0-0 0-0 0, Sloan 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-74 13-20 82. toroNto (95) Ross 6-12 4-4 18, A.Johnson 3-5 0-0 6, Valanciunas 5-10 3-4 13, Lowry 4-9 4-4 13, DeRozan 9-24 8-9 26, Salmons 2-6 0-0 5, Patterson 1-4 0-0 3, Hansbrough 2-2 1-2 5, Vasquez 2-6 0-0 6. Totals 34-78 20-23 95. Indiana 18 26 19 19—82 toronto 26 14 26 29—95 3-Point Goals—Indiana 5-14 (Watson 2-3, G.Hill 2-4, Granger 1-2, Stephenson 0-1, West 0-1, George 0-3), Toronto 7-19 (Vasquez 2-4, Ross 2-5, Patterson 1-1, Lowry 1-4, Salmons 1-4, DeRozan 0-1). Fouled Out—Hibbert. Rebounds—Indiana 47 (George 8), Toronto 49 (Valanciunas, DeRozan 9). Assists—Indiana 16 (Stephenson 4), Toronto 27 (Lowry 14). Total Fouls— Indiana 27, Toronto 18. Technicals— Mahinmi, Hansbrough. A—18,271.

Clippers 112, bobcats 85

CHarlotte (85) Tolliver 4-11 0-0 11, McRoberts 4-8 0-0 10, Jefferson 7-15 0-0 14, Walker 4-10 5-5 14, Henderson 3-11 6-6 12, Zeller 0-6 6-6 6, Douglas-Roberts 1-1 0-0 2, Sessions 3-9 2-2 8, Biyombo 3-5 2-3 8, Pargo 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-76 21-22 85. l.a. ClIPPers (112) Dudley 7-10 0-0 20, Griffin 14-20 2-4 31, Jordan 3-4 0-0 6, Paul 7-14 2-2 17, Crawford 5-14 0-0 11, Collison 3-3 2-2 8, Barnes 2-10 0-0 4, Green 2-3 0-0 4, Hollins 2-3 1-2 5, Jamison 0-2 0-0 0, Mullens 2-2 0-0 6. Totals 47-85 7-10 112. Charlotte 27 29 13 16—85 l.a. Clippers 25 31 25 31—112 3-Point Goals—Charlotte 6-21 (Tolliver 3-10, McRoberts 2-4, Walker 1-4, Henderson 0-1, Sessions 0-2), L.A. Clippers 11-34 (Dudley 6-9, Mullens 2-2, Griffin 1-2, Paul 1-4, Crawford 1-8, Green 0-1, Jamison 0-2, Barnes 0-6). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Charlotte 42 (Jefferson 12), L.A. Clippers 47 (Jordan, Griffin 12). Assists— Charlotte 19 (McRoberts, Sessions, Jefferson 4), L.A. Clippers 36 (Paul 14). Total Fouls—Charlotte 13, L.A. Clippers 20. Technicals—Charlotte Coach Clifford, Jordan. A—19,160.

NCaa basketball Men’s top 25

Wednesday’s Game No. 21 San Diego State 71, Colorado State 61 tuesday’s Games No. 2 Syracuse 70, Eastern Michigan 48 No. 3 Ohio State 78, Purdue 69 No. 5 Michigan State 79, Penn State 63 No. 7 Duke 86, Elon 48 No. 11 Villanova 76, Butler 73 No. 13 Iowa State 99, Northern Illinois 63 No. 14 Louisville 90, UCF 65 Houston 75, No. 17 Connecticut 71 No. 18 Memphis 88, South Florida 73 No. 19 North Carolina 84, UNC Wilmington 51 No. 22 Iowa 67, Nebraska 57 thursday’s Games No. 1 Arizona vs. Washington State, 8 p.m. No. 4 Wisconsin at Northwestern, 5 p.m. No. 8 Wichita State at Southern Illinois, 6:05 p.m. No. 10 Oregon at Utah, 6 p.m. No. 20 Colorado vs. Oregon State, 8 p.m. No. 24 Gonzaga vs. Saint Mary’s (Cal), 7 p.m.

Men’s aP top 25 Poll

1. Arizona (60) 2. Syracuse (5) 3. Ohio St. 4. Wisconsin 5. Michigan St. 6. Oklahoma St. 7. Duke 8. Wichita St. 9. Baylor 10. Oregon 11. Villanova 12. Florida 13. Iowa St. 14. Louisville 15. Kentucky 16. Kansas 17. UConn 18. Memphis 19. North Carolina 20. Colorado 21. San Diego St. 22. Iowa 23. UMass 24. Gonzaga 25. Missouri

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Pts Pvs 1,620 1 1,550 2 1,462 3 1,408 4 1,364 5 1,278 7 1,144 9 1,067 10 1,013 11 987 12 943 8 915 13 869 14 812 6 753 18 666 16 647 15 625 17 413 19 373 21 371 20 258 22 160 23 78 24 76 25

Women’s top 25

Wednesday’s Games No. 1 UConn 77, UCF 49 No. 7 Louisville 77, Temple 68 tuesday’s Games No games scheduled. thursday’s Games No. 2 Notre Dame vs. South Dakota State, 5 p.m. No. 3 Duke vs. Old Dominion, 4:30 p.m. No. 5 Tennessee vs. No. 16 LSU, 5 p.m. No. 6 Kentucky at Alabama, 1 p.m. No. 9 Baylor at Kansas State, 6 p.m. No. 10 North Carolina vs. James Madison, Noon No. 11 Oklahoma State vs. Texas, 6 p.m. No. 13 South Carolina at Arkansas, 6 p.m. No. 14 Iowa State at TCU, 6 p.m. No. 17 Purdue at Ohio State, 5 p.m. No. 18 Nebraska vs. Northwestern, 7 p.m. No. 19 Georgia at Vanderbilt, 7 p.m. No. 21 Florida State at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m. No. 22 Iowa at Indiana, 5 p.m. No. 25 Oklahoma at Texas Tech, 5:30 p.m.

Women’s aP top 25 Poll

1. UConn (36) 2. Notre Dame 3. Duke 4. Stanford 5. Tennessee 6. Kentucky 7. Louisville 8. Maryland 9. Baylor 10. North Carolina 11. Oklahoma St. 12. Colorado 13. South Carolina 14. Iowa St. 15. Penn St. 16. LSU 17. Purdue 18. Nebraska 19. Georgia 20. Syracuse 21. Florida St. 22. Iowa 23. California 24. Arizona St. 25. Oklahoma

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NFl PlayoFFs Wild-card Playoffs

saturday’s Games Kansas City at Indianapolis, 2:35 p.m. (NBC) New Orleans at Philadelphia, 6:10 p.m. (NBC) sunday’s Games San Diego at Cincinnati, 11:05 a.m. (CBS) San Francisco at Green Bay, 2:40 p.m. (FOX)

divisional Playoffs

saturday, Jan. 11 Green Bay, San Francisco or New Orleans at Seattle, 2:35 p.m. (FOX) Cincinnati, Indianpolis or Kansas City at New England, 6:15 p.m. (CBS) sunday, Jan. 12 Philadelphia, Green Bay or San Francisco at Carolina, 11:05 a.m. (FOX) Indianapolis, Kansas City or San Diego at Denver, 2:40 p.m. (CBS)

Conference Championships

sunday, Jan. 19 AFC, 1 p.m. (CBS) NFC, 4:30 p.m. (FOX)

Pro bowl

sunday, Jan. 26 at Honolulu TBD, 5:30 p.m. (NBC)

super bowl

sunday, Feb. 2 At East Rutherford, N.J. AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 4:30 p.m. (FOX)

aP Pro32 Power rankings

W 1. Seattle (8) 13 2. Denver (4) 13 3. San Francisco 12 4. Carolina 12 5. New England 12 6. Cincinnati 11 7. New Orleans 11 8. Indianapolis 11 9. Kansas City 11 10. Philadelphia 10 11. Green Bay 8 12. Arizona 10 13. San Diego 9 14. Pittsburgh 8 15. Chicago 8 16. Baltimore 8 17. Dallas 8 18. N.Y. Jets 8 19. Miami 8 20. St. Louis 7 21. N.Y. Giants 7 22. Detroit 7 23. Tennessee 7 24. Buffalo 6 25. Minnesota 5 26. Atlanta 4 27. Tampa Bay 4 28. Cleveland 4 29. Jacksonville 4 30. Oakland 4 31. Washington 3 32. Houston 2

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NCaa Football Fbs bowls

Wednesday’s Games Heart of dallas bowl at dallas North Texas 36, UNLV 14 Gator bowl at Jacksonville, Fla. Nebraska 24, Georgia 19 Capital one bowl at orlando, Fla. South Carolina 34, Wisconsin 24 outback bowl at tampa, Fla. LSU 21, Iowa 14 rose bowl at Pasadena, Calif. Michigan State 24, Stanford 20 Fiesta bowl at Glendale, ariz. UCF 52, Baylor 42 thursday’s Game sugar bowl at New orleans Alabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday’s Games orange bowl at Miami Ohio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Cotton bowl at arlington, texas Missouri (11-2) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 5:30 p.m. (FOX) saturday’s Games bbVa Compass bowl at birmingham, ala. Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), 11 a.m. (ESPN) sunday’s Game bowl at Mobile, ala. Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (10-2), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 6 bCs National Championship at Pasadena, Calif. Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Previous results

New Mexico bowl Colorado State 48, Washington St. 45 las Vegas bowl Southern Cal 45, Fresno State 20 Famous Idaho Potato bowl San Diego State 49, Buffalo 24 New orleans bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 24, Tulane 21 beef ’o’ brady’s bowl East Carolina 37, Ohio 20 Hawaii bowl Oregon State 38, Boise State 23 little Caesars Pizza bowl Pittsburgh 30, Bowling Green 27 Poinsettia bowl Utah State 21, Northern Illinois 14 Military bowl Marshall 31, Maryland 20 texas bowl Syracuse 21, Minnesota 17 Fight Hunger bowl Washington 31, BYU 16 Pinstripe bowl Notre Dame 29, Rutgers 16 belk bowl North Carolina 39, Cincinnati 17 russell athletic bowl Louisville 36, Miami 9 buffalo Wild Wings bowl Kansas State 31, Michigan 14 armed Forces bowl Navy 24, Middle Tennessee 6 Music City bowl Mississippi 25, Georgia Tech 17 alamo bowl Oregon 30, Texas 7 Holiday bowl Texas Tech 37, Arizona State 23 advoCare V100 bowl Arizona 42, Boston College 19 sun bowl UCLA 42, Virginia Tech 12 liberty bowl Mississippi State 44, Rice 7 Chick-fil-a bowl Texas A&M 52, Duke 48

stanford 10 7 0 3—20 Michigan st. 0 14 3 7—24 First Quarter Stan—Gaffney 16 run (Williamson kick), 11:16. Stan—FG Williamson 34, 1:40. second Quarter MSU—Langford 2 run (Geiger kick), 10:45. Stan—K.Anderson 40 interception return (Williamson kick), 2:07. MSU—Pendleton 2 pass from Cook (Geiger kick), :28. third Quarter MSU—FG Geiger 31, 12:56. Fourth Quarter: MSU—Lippett 25 pass from Cook (Geiger kick), 13:22. Stan—FG Williamson 39, 4:15. a—95,173. stan Msu First downs 11 21 Rushes-yards 36-162 35-65 Passing 143 332 Comp-Att-Int 10-18-1 22-36-1 Return Yards 44 21 Punts-Avg. 5-49.8 6-45.5 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 1-1 Penalties-Yards 8-55 4-35 Time of Possession 28:49 31:11 INdIVIdual statIstICs RUSHING—Stanford, Gaffney 24-91, Hogan 8-41, Rector 1-27, Seale 1-4, Hewitt 1-0, Team 1-(minus 1). Michigan St., Langford 23-84, Kings Jr. 2-7, Fowler 1-(minus 5), Team 3-(minus 6), Cook 6-(minus 15). PASSING—Stanford, Hogan 10-18-1143. Michigan St., Cook 22-36-1-332. RECEIVING—Stanford, Montgomery 3-21, Rector 2-44, Cajuste 1-51, Hewitt 1-11, Sanders 1-11, Wilkerson 1-7, Gaffney 1-(minus 2). Michigan St., Lippett 5-94, Langford 5-17, Kings Jr. 4-52, Fowler 2-97, Pendleton 2-21, Mumphery 1-20, Gleichert 1-17, Price 1-9, Lyles 1-5.

Nebraska 24, Georgia 19

Nebraska 0 10 14 0—24 Georgia 0 9 3 7—19 second Quarter Geo—FG Morgan 38, 10:37. Neb—Enunwa 5 pass from Armstrong Jr. (Smith kick), 9:05. Geo—FG Morgan 28, 6:53. Neb—FG Smith 46, 3:18. Geo—FG Morgan 38, :00. third Quarter Neb—Abdullah 1 run (Smith kick), 10:08. Geo—FG Morgan 30, 6:32. Neb—Enunwa 99 pass from Armstrong Jr. (Smith kick), 4:58. Fourth Quarter Geo—Gurley 25 pass from Mason (Morgan kick), 14:49. a—60,712. Neb Geo First downs 14 22 Rushes-yards 43-144 43-96 Passing 163 320 Comp-Att-Int 6-16-1 21-39-1 Return Yards 4 (-3) Punts-Avg. 7-38.7 4-37.8 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 3-1 Penalties-Yards 6-50 7-42 Time of Possession 26:36 33:24 INdIVIdual statIstICs RUSHING—Nebraska, Abdullah 27-122, Armstrong Jr. 10-26, Westerkamp 1-3, Cross 1-2, Turner 1-2, Team 2-(minus 5), Enunwa 1-(minus 6). Georgia, Gurley 21-86, Green 6-19, Douglas 6-8, Bauta 1-1, Mason 9-(minus 18). PASSING—Nebraska, Armstrong Jr. 6-14-1-163, Kellogg III 0-2-0-0. Georgia, Mason 21-39-1-320. RECEIVING—Nebraska, Enunwa 4-129, Carter 1-23, Bell 1-11. Georgia, Gurley 7-97, Lynch 6-69, Conley 3-46, Bennett

south Carolina 34, Wisconsin 24

Wisconsin 0 14 3 7—24 south Carolina 7 6 7 14—34 First Quarter SC—Ellington 39 pass from Shaw (Fry kick), :41. second Quarter Wis—Arneson 1 pass from Stave (Russell kick), 12:45. SC—Shaw 9 pass from Ellington (run failed), 6:48. Wis—Duckworth 3 pass from Stave (Russell kick), :13. third Quarter Wis—FG Russell 35, 11:19. SC—Ellington 22 pass from Shaw (Fry kick), 3:29. Fourth Quarter SC—Adams 3 pass from Shaw (Fry kick), 11:05. Wis—Doe 91 kickoff return (Russell kick), 10:54. SC—Shaw 1 run (Fry kick), 5:48. a—56,629. Wis sC First downs 21 20 Rushes-yards 43-293 34-117 Passing 117 321 Comp-Att-Int 16-26-3 23-26-0 Return Yards 0 4 Punts-Avg. 0-0.0 3-33.7 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-2 Penalties-Yards 2-15 4-23 Time of Possession 29:26 30:34 INdIVIdual statIstICs RUSHING—Wisconsin, Gordon 25-143, White 12-107, Clement 1-32, D.Watt 1-8, Phillips 1-7, Stave 3-(minus 4). South Carolina, Davis 9-49, Shaw 1647, Wilds 3-16, P.Cooper 2-9, Carson 1-0, Team 3-(minus 4). PASSING—Wisconsin, Stave 9-13-1-80, Phillips 7-12-2-37, Meyer 0-1-0-0. South Carolina, Shaw 22-25-0-312, Ellington 1-1-0-9. RECEIVING—Wisconsin, Abbrederis 5-30, Pedersen 3-50, White 2-8, Duckworth 2-7, Wozniak 1-7, Erickson 1-6, Doe 1-3, Arneson 1-1, Gordon 0-5. South Carolina, Ellington 6-140, Roland 6-112, Jones 3-25, Adams 3-17, Davis 2-10, Shaw 1-9, Wilds 1-8, Jeffery 1-0.

lsu 21, Iowa 14

Iowa 0 0 7 7—14 lsu 7 7 0 7—21 First Quarter LSU—Jennings 2 run (Delahoussaye kick), 10:59. second Quarter LSU—Hill 14 run (Delahoussaye kick), 7:23. third Quarter Iowa—Weisman 2 run (Meyer kick), 5:52. Fourth Quarter LSU—Hill 37 run (Delahoussaye kick), 2:02. Iowa—Martin-Manley 4 pass from Beathard (Meyer kick), 1:42. a—51,296. Iowa lsu First downs 11 15 Rushes-yards 37-76 51-220 Passing 157 82 Comp-Att-Int 13-30-2 7-20-1 Return Yards 108 26 Punts-Avg. 7-40.3 10-46.9 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 0-0 Penalties-Yards 2-10 6-53 Time of Possession 24:14 35:46 INdIVIdual statIstICs RUSHING—Iowa, Weisman 18-37, Can-

zeri 7-34, Beathard 3-11, Bullock 3-0, Martin-Manley 1-(minus 1), Rudock 5-(minus 5). LSU, Hill 28-216, Blue 7-26, Magee 7-12, Hilliard 1-3, Team 3-(minus 6), Jennings 5-(minus 31). PASSING—Iowa, Rudock 9-22-1-102, Beathard 4-7-1-55, Martin-Manley 0-1-0-0. LSU, Jennings 7-19-1-82, Beckham Jr. 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING—Iowa, Fiedorowicz 4-46, Duzey 3-58, Hillyer 2-39, Bullock 2-5, Shumpert 1-5, Martin-Manley 1-4. LSU, Beckham Jr. 2-35, Landry 2-21, Neighbors 2-9, Blue 1-17.

North texas 36, uNlV 14

uNlV 7 0 0 7—14 North texas 7 0 7 22—36 First Quarter UNLV—Sullivan 9 pass from Herring (Kohorst kick), 7:31. NT—Jimmerson 1 run (Paul kick), 1:47. third Quarter NT—Miller 7 pass from D.Thompson (Paul kick), 6:07. Fourth Quarter NT—Chancellor 3 run (Paul kick), 14:56. NT—D.Smith 34 pass from D.Thompson (Paul kick), 6:59. UNLV—Rice Jr. 13 pass from Herring (Kohorst kick), 4:56. NT—Chancellor 15 run (Miller run), 2:24. a—38,380. uNlV Nt First downs 19 21 Rushes-yards 27-66 45-141 Passing 196 256 Comp-Att-Int 22-41-1 21-30-0 Return Yards 1 27 Punts-Avg. 6-39.3 6-44.2 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 3-1 Penalties-Yards 2-20 6-60 Time of Possession 24:44 35:16 INdIVIdual statIstICs RUSHING—UNLV, Cornett 12-33, Herring 15-33. North Texas, Byrd 20-52, Chancellor 7-47, Jimmerson 7-18, Harris 2-17, Monroe 2-8, D.Thompson 6-2, Teegarden 1-(minus 3). PASSING—UNLV, Herring 22-41-1-196. North Texas, D.Thompson 21-30-0256. RECEIVING—UNLV, Davis 10-96, Sullivan 4-36, Cornett 2-22, A.Williams 2-10, Rice Jr. 1-13, Smith 1-9, Mataele 1-8, Barnhill 1-2. North Texas, Chancellor 6-74, D.Smith 5-75, Harris 3-34, Terrell 2-17, Miller 2-16, M.Smith 1-27, Pleasant 1-8, Jimmerson 1-5.

uCF 52, baylor 42

uCF 14 14 7 17—52 baylor 7 13 8 14—42 First Quarter UCF—S.Johnson 11 run (Moffitt kick), 11:24. UCF—S.Johnson 2 run (Moffitt kick), 7:46. Bay—Petty 1 run (A.Jones kick), 3:49. second Quarter Bay—Norwood 30 pass from Petty (pass failed), 8:01. UCF—Hall 50 pass from Bortles (Moffitt kick), 5:05. Bay—Petty 13 run (A.Jones kick), 2:55. UCF—Hall 34 pass from Bortles (Moffitt kick), :44. third Quarter Bay—Petty 1 run (Petty run), 10:18. UCF—Perriman 10 pass from Bortles (Moffitt kick), 5:38. Fourth Quarter UCF—Bortles 15 run (Moffitt kick), 13:37. Bay—Martin 9 run (A.Jones kick), 12:16. UCF—S.Johnson 40 run (Moffitt kick), 10:26. UCF—FG Moffitt 36, 4:44. Bay—C.Fuller 9 pass from Petty (A.Jones kick), 1:15. a—65,172. uCF bay First downs 29 27 Rushes-yards 44-255 38-194 Passing 301 356 Comp-Att-Int 20-31-2 30-47-1 Return Yards 9 (-3) Punts-Avg. 4-41.0 7-43.6 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards 4-40 17-135 Time of Possession 34:47 25:13 INdIVIdual statIstICs RUSHING—UCF, S.Johnson 20-124, Bortles 8-93, Stanback 13-33, Godfrey 1-7, Team 2-(minus 2). Baylor, Seastrunk 17-117, Goodley 1-22, Linwood 3-19, Martin 6-19, Petty 11-17. PASSING—UCF, Bortles 20-31-2-301. Baylor, Petty 30-47-1-356. RECEIVING—UCF, Godfrey 5-60, Worton 5-56, Hall 4-113, Perriman 3-48, Stanback 2-25, S.Johnson 1-(minus 1). Baylor, Coleman 7-88, Lee 5-80, Reese 5-43, Norwood 4-63, Goodley 4-20, C.Fuller 3-52, Najvar 1-7, Linwood 1-3.


NHl eastern Conference

atlantic GP Boston 40 Tampa Bay 40 Montreal 41 Toronto 42 Detroit 42 Ottawa 42 Florida 41 Buffalo 40 Metro GP Pittsburgh 42 Washington 40 Philadelphia 40 New Jersey 41 N.Y. Rangers 41 Carolina 40 Columbus 40 N.Y. Islandrs 41

W 26 24 23 21 18 17 15 11 W 29 20 20 17 20 15 17 13

l olPts GF 12 2 54 117 12 4 52 114 14 4 50 103 16 5 47 118 14 10 46 109 18 7 41 118 20 6 36 96 25 4 26 71 l olPts GF 12 1 59 131 15 5 45 122 16 4 44 105 16 8 42 97 19 2 42 96 16 9 39 96 19 4 38 109 21 7 33 107

Western Conference

Ga 86 95 94 120 120 135 130 113 Ga 96 119 111 103 109 118 117 138

Central GP W l olPts GF Ga Chicago 42 28 7 7 63 158 115 St. Louis 39 27 7 5 59 139 93 Colorado 39 24 11 4 52 114 100 Dallas 39 20 12 7 47 115 113 Minnesota 42 20 17 5 45 97 109 Winnipeg 42 19 18 5 43 114 121 Nashville 40 18 18 4 40 95 119 Pacific GP W l olPts GF Ga Anaheim 42 29 8 5 63 137 106 San Jose 40 25 9 6 56 131 104 Los Angeles 41 25 12 4 54 110 83 Vancouver 42 23 12 7 53 113 101 Phoenix 39 20 10 9 49 120 120 Calgary 40 14 20 6 34 96 126 Edmonton 42 13 24 5 31 109 143 Note: Two points are awarded for a win; one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Wednesday’s Games Toronto 3, Detroit 2, SO Tampa Bay 4, Vancouver 2 tuesday’s Games N.Y. Rangers 2, Florida 1, SO New Jersey 2, Pittsburgh 1 St. Louis 2, Minnesota 1 N.Y. Islanders 5, Boston 3 Carolina 5, Montreal 4, OT Winnipeg 3, Buffalo 0 Anaheim 6, San Jose 3 Dallas 3, Los Angeles 2 Colorado 5, Columbus 3 Philadelphia 4, Calgary 1 Phoenix 4, Edmonton 3, OT

thursday’s Games Nashville at Boston, 5 p.m. Chicago at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 5 p.m. Winnipeg at Ottawa, 5:30 p.m. Los Angeles at St. Louis, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Montreal at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Colorado, 7 p.m. Columbus at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Edmonton at San Jose, 8:30 p.m.

NHl CaleNdar

Dec. 26-Jan. 5 — IIHF World Junior Championship, Malmo, Sweden. Jan. 25 — NHL Stadium Series: Anaheim Ducks vs. Los Angeles Kings at Dodger Stadium. Jan. 26 — NHL Stadium Series: New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils at Yankee Stadium. Jan. 29 — NHL Stadium Series: New York Rangers vs. New York Islanders at Yankee Stadium.

Wednesday Maple leafs 3, red Wings 2 (so)

toronto 0 1 1 0—3 detroit 0 1 1 0—2 toronto won shootout 2-1 First Period—None. Penalties—Abdelkader, Det (cross-checking), 6:39; Lupul, Tor (cross-checking), 11:04; Phaneuf, Tor (holding), 16:21. second Period—1, Detroit, Alfredsson 11 (Zetterberg, B.Smith), 13:14. 2, Toronto, van Riemsdyk 15 (Kessel, Phaneuf), 19:23. Penalties—McClement, Tor (highsticking), 13:36; Kindl, Det (closing hand on puck), 17:23. third Period—3, Toronto, Bozak 5 (Phaneuf), 4:41. 4, Detroit, Abdelkader 5 (B.Smith), 14:28. Penalties—van Riemsdyk, Tor (hooking), 11:45. overtime—None. Penalties—None. shootout—Toronto 2 (van Riemsdyk NG, Lupul G, Bozak G), Detroit 1 (Alfredsson NG, Datsyuk G, Tatar NG). shots on Goal—Toronto 5-13-6-2—26. Detroit 13-14-14-2—43. Power-play opportunities—Toronto 0 of 2; Detroit 0 of 4. Goalies—Toronto, Bernier 13-11-4 (43 shots-41 saves). Detroit, Howard 6-9-8 (26-24). a—105,491. t—3:19.

lightning 4, Canucks 2

tampa bay 0 3 1—4 Vancouver 0 2 0—2 First Period—None. Penalties—Carle, TB (tripping), 15:55. second Period—1, Vancouver, Richardson 8 (Higgins), 11:25. 2, Tampa Bay, Filppula 15 (Purcell, Killorn), 15:27. 3, Tampa Bay, Johnson 11 (Palat, Barberio), 15:47. 4, Vancouver, Dalpe 1 (Weise, Sestito), 16:01. 5, Tampa Bay, Kucherov 4 (Gudas, Carle), 19:57 (pp). Penalties—Bieksa, Van (slashing), 3:26; Higgins, Van (tripping), 9:13; Cote, TB (holding stick), 12:58; Weber, Van (hooking), 18:10. third Period—6, Tampa Bay, Killorn 10 (Hedman, Filppula), 7:28. Penalties—None. shots on Goal—Tampa Bay 11-148—33. Vancouver 11-9-10—30. Power-play opportunities—Tampa Bay 1 of 3; Vancouver 0 of 2. Goalies—Tampa Bay, Bishop 21-5-3 (30 shots-28 saves). Vancouver, Lack 7-3-1 (33-29). referees—Eric Furlatt, Francis Charron. linesmen—Brad Lazarowich, Shane Heyer. a—18,910. t—2:26.


atP World tour Qatar exxonMobil open

Men’s singles second round Rafael Nadal (1), Spain, def. Tobias Kamke, Germany, 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3. Florian Mayer, Germany, def. Andy Murray (3), Britain, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. Peter Gojowczyk, Germany, def. Philipp Kohlschreiber (6), Germany, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (7). Ernests Gulbis (7), Latvia, def. Lukasz Kubot, Poland, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. Victor Hanescu, Romania, def. Fernando Verdasco (8), Spain, 4-6, 7-6 (0), 6-2. Dustin Brown, Germany, def. Ivo Karlovic, Croatia, 3-6, 7-6 (13), 6-4.

atP-Wta tour brisbane International

Wednesday at Queensland tennis Centre brisbane, australia Purse: Men, $511,825 (Wt250); Women, $1 million (Premier) surface: Hard-outdoor singles - Men second round Marinko Matosevic, Australia, def. Sam Querrey, United States, 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-4. Roger Federer (1), Switzerland, def. Jarkko Nieminen, Finland, 6-4, 6-2. Kei Nishikori (2), Japan, def. Matthew Ebden, Australia, 6-2, 6-4. Marin Cilic, Croatia, def. Grigor Dimitrov (5), Bulgaria, 7-5, 7-5. Women - second round Maria Sharapova (3), Russia, def. Ashleigh Barty, Australia, walkover. Stefanie Voegele, Switzerland, def. Sabine Lisicki (7), Germany, walkover. Angelique Kerber (5), Germany, def. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, 6-2, 4-3 retired. Victoria Azarenka (2), Belarus, def. Casey Dellacqua, Australia, 6-3, 6-1.

atP World tour aircel Chennai open

Wednesday at sdat tennis stadium Chennai, India Purse: $459,140 (Wt250) surface: Hard-outdoor singles - second round Stanislas Wawrinka (1), Switzerland, def. Benjamin Becker, Germany, 6-3, 6-1. Dudi Sela, Israel, def. Mikhail Youzhny (2), Russia, 3-1, retired. Edouard Roger-Vasselin (7), France, def. Jiri Vesely, Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-4. Aljaz Bedene, Slovenia, def. Alexander Kudryavtsev, Russia, 1-6, 3-0, retired.

ItF tour ItF Hyundai Hopman Cup

Wednesday at Perth, australia Purse: $1 million (ItF exhibition) surface: Hard-outdoor round robin Group b France 2, united states 1 Sloane Stephens, United States, def. Alize Cornet, France, 7-5, 6-0. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France, def. John Isner, United States, 7-6 (7-1) 6-3. Cornet and Tsonga, def. Stephens and Isner, United States, 6-1, 5-7, 10-5.


Spartans: Largest game crowd since 1998 Continued from Page B-1 in Pasadena with back-to-back Rose Bowl wins, managing just three points from their offense after the first quarter. And Gaffney could only watch as Hewitt was stopped on Stanford’s final play. “You have to give it to Michigan State for stuffing that,” said Gaffney, who managed just 24 yards after the first quarter. “Everybody in the building knew exactly what was coming. A run was coming up the middle, and it was a test of wills, and they got the better of us.” Cook led in his own inimitable fashion, making incredible plays and huge mistakes along the way. Along with his costly interception to Anderson, he also threw two passes that went through the hands of Cardinal defenders, and an interception in the third quarter was wiped out by a defensive holding call. But when the Spartans needed big plays in the second half, Cook repeatedly delivered, finishing 22 for 36. “When we got down, guys were always helping each other,” Cook said. “We’re such a balanced team.”

Michigan State wide receiver Tony Lippett scores a touchdown against Stanford’s Wayne Lyons during the second half of the Rose Bowl on Wednesday in Pasadena, Calif. DANNY MOLOSHOK/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

A mere 112 years after the game considered the first Rose Bowl was played in a park elsewhere in Pasadena, Stanford and Michigan State engaged in an old-fashioned slugfest in the venerable stadium that will host the BCS title game Monday night. Michigan State fans dominated the Rose Bowl grounds and stands, with about 70 percent wearing green in the crowd

of 95,173 — the game’s largest turnout since 1998. After Tournament of Roses Parade grand marshal Vin Scully flipped the coin, Stanford started with a 77-yard drive culminating in Gaffney’s 16-yard TD run. A field goal put Stanford up 10-0 late in the first quarter, but the Spartans finally connected with a 13-play drive for Langford’s TD. Cook handed seven points

to the Cardinal shortly before halftime. With Usua Amanam bearing down on him unblocked, Cook inexplicably threw a soft looping pass directly to Anderson, who returned his first career interception untouched for a score — the first defensive touchdown allowed by Michigan State all season. Cook responded with a stellar drive in the waning minutes, moving Michigan State 75 yards in 99 seconds and evading pursuit to deliver Pendleton’s 2-yard TD catch 28 seconds before halftime. After Cook connected down the middle with Lippett for the go-ahead score, Stanford stalled and kicked a field goal with 5:05 left. Bullough was on his teammates’ minds, and his number was written on a towel by linebacker Taiwan Jones. But Elsworth capably handled Bullough’s work before making the play of his life on that final tackle. While the sideline roared and the stands rocked, even the stone-faced Dantonio celebrated. “I get a little excited at the Rose Bowl,” Dantonio said.

Knights knock off Bears in Fiesta Bowl Nebraska did a solid job against running back Todd Gurley, who ran for 125 yards and GLENDALE, Ariz. — Blake Bortles threw a touchdown last year. Gurley finished with for 301 yards and accounted for four touch- 86 yards on the ground. downs, Storm Johnson ran for three more CAPITAL ONE BOWL scores, and No. 15 Central 15 UCF 52 Florida pulled off one of NO. 8 SOuTh CAROLINA 34, the biggest upsets of the 6 Baylor 42 NO. 19 WISCONSIN 24 bowl season by outlasting In Orlando, Fla., Connor Shaw was No. 6 Baylor 52-42 in the Fiesta Bowl on responsible for five touchdowns, including Wednesday night. three passing, and South Carolina outlasted A 17-point underdog, Central Florida Wisconsin. (12-1) didn’t back down from the big, bad The senior was selected the game MVP Bears, racing past the nation’s top offensive after picking apart the Badgers’ defense, team with an array of big plays. completing 22 of 25 passes for 312 yards. Shaw also had rushing and receiving scores. GATOR BOWL The game also turned out to be the final college contest for South Carolina star NEBRASKA 24, NO. 23 GEORGIA 19 defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, who said afterward that he would forgo his senior In Jacksonville, Fla., Tommy Armstrong season to enter the NFL draft. Jr. connected with Quincy Enunwa for two touchdowns, including a 99-yarder in the OUTBACK BOWL third quarter, and Nebraska held on to beat No. 23 Georgia. Playing in their 50th bowl, the Cornhusk- NO. 14 LSu 21, IOWA 14 ers (9-4) ended a four-game losing streak In Tampa, Fla., Jeremy Hill ran for 216 against teams from the Southeastern Conyards and two touchdowns, helping LSU ference. The streak included a 45-31 loss to and inexperienced quarterback Anthony Georgia in the Capital One Bowl last season. Jennings hold off Iowa. Craig Loston’s fourth-quarter interception The rematch was much different. The Associated Press

stopped a potential tying drive, giving Hill a chance to put the game out of reach by carrying four times for 87 yards on a 92-yard march that gave LSU (10-3) a 21-7 lead. Iowa (8-5) pulled within a touchdown after Jordan Cotton returned the ensuing kickoff to the Tigers 4. Jennings rushed for one touchdown, but the freshman threw for only 82 yards and was intercepted once and sacked four times while standing in for the injured Zach Mettenberger in his first college start. HEART OF DALLAS BOWL NORTh TEXAS 36, uNLV 14 In Dallas, Derek Thompson threw for 256 yards and two touchdowns, Brelan Chancellor scored twice, and North Texas dominated the second half to beat UNLV. Both of Chancellor’s touchdown runs came in the fourth quarter after he keyed the go-ahead scoring drive in the third with some nifty footwork on a first-down catch. He had 121 yards combined rushing and receiving. The Mean Green (9-4) were making their first postseason appearance since a 2004 New Orleans Bowl loss to Southern Miss and won a bowl for the first since New Orleans in 2002.

Teams: Many Broncos defense vets injured Continued from Page B-1 Here’s a look at the main weakness of each of the 12 teams hoping to hoist the Lombardi Trophy in East Rutherford, N.J. on Feb. 2: AFC

Denver: Behind Peyton Manning’s 55 TD passes, the Broncos are the NFL’s first 600-point team. But they lost Von Miller, Rahim Moore, Kevin Vickerson and Derek Wolfe on defense. A great free agent class of Terrance Knighton, Shaun Phillips and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (plus Louis Vasquez and Wes Welker on offense) might make up for this injury epidemic. “You may take a second to pause and reflect,” tight end Jacob Tamme said, “but everyone in here knows that what you do in the regular season is not what counts.” New England: The Patriots’ tendency to let games go down to the wire could cost them. They’ve lost four times by a touchdown or less, including 13-6 to Cincinnati, their possible opponent in the divisional round. And they’ve lost three games in the final two minutes. “We just all have to do a better job because our margin of error is very slim,” Tom Brady said after a 24-20 loss at Miami on Dec. 15. “We’re not winning by 30 points. Every game comes down to the end.” Indianapolis: By mixing and matching six starting lineups over the last six games, the Colts have finally found a way to protect Andrew Luck. They could have their starting linemen back for the playoffs, and the trick is finding a combo that doesn’t mess up the mojo they’ve discovered on offense

after losing Reggie Wayne at midseason. “It’s probably like solving the Rubik’s Cube,” coach Chuck Pagano cracked when asked about choosing this week’s starters to fend off Kansas City’s front seven. Cincinnati: Despite a clubrecord 33 TD passes, Andy Dalton has been streaky and has yet to come up big in the postseason. He’s had horrible playoff performances at Houston in his first two trips to the playoffs — six sacks, four interceptions, no TDs — and last year he overthrew wide-open A.J. Green in the end zone in the waning minutes of a 19-13 loss to the Texans. “A great player is going to get those things and hit some of those,” Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said earlier this season about that overthrow. “That’s how you get to that status. If not, you’re never going to be looked at as that.” Kansas City: There are only 25 players on the Chiefs’ 53-man roster who have played in a postseason game, and 12 of those have never won. Kansas City hasn’t won a playoff game since 1993, so the Chiefs, who have lost their last seven postseason games, will be leaning on those few who have had some success. “Some of us have done this before,” said Alex Smith, who led the 49ers to the NFC title game two years ago. “It’s wiping the slate clean. It’s a brand new season. This game is such a week-to-week thing anyway.” San Diego: Philip Rivers had a bounce-back season under coach Mike McCoy, but the Chargers’ defense nearly kept them out of the playoffs, allowing 332 yards to Kansas City’s backups in a game San Diego won 27-24 in overtime Sunday.

Officials missed an infraction that should have given the Chiefs a 36-yard field goal try at the end of regulation. “You’ve got to play our best every week or you’re going to get beat,” McCoy said. “It doesn’t matter who you’re playing.” NFC

Seattle: The Seahawks’ offense staggered down the stretch. Seattle was held under 300 yards in three of its final four games. The Seahawks’ biggest problem came on third downs, where they were a combined 5 of 26 in Weeks 15 and 16. “I think that we have an offense that we can count on, we know where they’re coming from, they do a fantastic job taking care of the football and they’re tough, and we run the ball,” shrugged coach Pete Carroll. Carolina: The Panthers’ passing game tends to stumble when 34-year-old receiver Steve Smith isn’t in the lineup. He was leading the team in catches and yards before he sprained his left knee in Week 16. Without him last week, Cam Newton struggled and Brandon LaFell, Ted Ginn Jr., and Domenik Hixon combined for 22 yards on four catches. “He’s hard to replace,” offensive coordinator Mike Shula said. “You need guys like that when you get to the postseason.” Philadelphia: The Eagles’ defense has vastly improved, yet it has had trouble against elite passers such as wild-card opponent Drew Brees. The defense is ranked 29th in yards allowed, although the Eagles have been pretty good since Manning demolished them in Week 4 — except for when Matt Cassel looked like

Joe Montana two weeks ago. “This offense is so efficient, and it is run on Drew Brees and his decision making and quick release, and he really makes you defend the field both horizontally and vertically,” defensive coordinator Bill Davis said. Green Bay: The Packers are loaded with offensive playmakers. It’s another story on defense. Clay Matthews has 7½ sacks and a thumb injury and is out indefinitely. Cornerbacks Sam Shields and Tramon Williams have come up with a few timely turnovers but there’s no every-down, big-play threat like in years past. “I love our defense. I love our football team. Throw the stats out the window,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “You can throw the bad ones at me and I’ll throw the good ones back at you. We’re a playoff football team.” San Francisco: The reigning NFC champions have at times had trouble putting away teams, converting third downs and finishing strong in the red zone. They’ve relied heavily on kicker Phil Dawson. Unlike last year, they’ll start the playoffs on the road and in the cold. “Keeping it simple, we’ll take our best players, go to Green Bay and try to beat their best players,” coach Jim Harbaugh said. New Orleans: After starting 9-2, the Saints appeared primed to seize one of the NFC’s top two seeds. Then they dropped their final three road games, relegating them to a wild card, which will force them to go back on the road for the playoffs, where they’re 0-5 in the franchise’s 47-year history. “We’re in the postseason. That’s all that matters,” said linebacker Junior Galette. “It gives us a chance to go get a ring.”

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Today on TV Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. All times local. COLLEGE FOOTBALL 6:30 p.m. on ESPN — Sugar Bowl, Oklahoma vs. Alabama, in New Orleans MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 5 p.m. on ESPN2 — Wisconsin at Northwestern 5:30 p.m. on NBCSN — Penn at George Mason 7 p.m. on ESPN2 — Saint Mary’s (Cal) at Gonzaga FS1 — California at Stanford PREP FOOTBALL 2 p.m. on ESPN — All-America Game, Team Highlight-Red vs. Team Nitro-Green, in St. Petersburg, Fla. WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. on FSN — Baylor at Kansas St.

PREP SCHEDULE This week’s varsity schedule for Northern New Mexico high schools. For additions or changes, call 986-3060 or email

Today Boys Basketball — Northern Rio Grande Tournament at Ben Luján Gymnasium in Pojoaque, first round (shows tournament seed for each team): 7-Dulce vs. 2-Escalante, 11:30 a.m.; 6-Pecos vs. 3-Peñasco, 2:30 p.m.; 8-Mesa Vista vs. 1-McCurdy, 5:30 p.m.; 5-Mora vs. 4-Coronado, 8:30 p.m. Girls Basketball — Northern Rio Grande Tournament at Ben Luján Gymnasium in Pojoaque, first round (shows tournament seed for each team): 6-Peñasco vs. 3-Escalante, 10 a.m.; 5-Dulce vs. 4-McCurdy, 1 p.m.; 7-Pecos vs. 2-Mesa Vista, 4 p.m.; 8-Coronado vs. 1-Mora, 7 p.m.

Friday Boys Basketball — Northern Rio Grande Tournament at Ben Luján Gymnasium in Pojoaque, semifinals: Pecos-Peñasco winner vs. Dulce-Escalante winner, 7 p.m.; Mora-Coronado winner vs. Mesa Vista-McCurdy winner, 8:30 p.m.; Consolation round: Pecos-Peñasco loser vs. Dulce-Escalante loser, 11:30 a.m.; MoraCoronado loser vs. Mesa Vista-McCurdy loser, 2:30 p.m. Girls Basketball — Northern Rio Grande Tournament at Ben Luján Gymnasium in Pojoaque, semifinals: Peñasco-Escalante winner vs. Pecos-Mesa Vista winner, 4 p.m.; Dulce-McCurdy winner vs. Coronado-Mora winner, 5:30 p.m.; Consolation round: Peñasco-Escalante loser vs. Pecos-Mesa Vista loser, 10 a.m.; Dulce-McCurdy loser vs. Coronado-Mora loser, 1 p.m.

Saturday Boys Basketball — Northern Rio Grande Tournament at Ben Luján Gymnasium in Pojoaque, final round: Seventh place, 11:30 a.m.; Fifth place, 2:30 p.m.; Third place, 5:30 p.m.; Championship, 8:30 p.m. Girls Basketball — Northern Rio Grande Tournament at Ben Luján Gymnasium in Pojoaque, final round: Seventh place, 10 a.m.; Fifth place, 1 p.m.; Third place, 4 p.m.; Championship, 7 p.m.


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Texans: O’Brien worked for Patriots Continued from Page B-1 Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater, 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M, and Fresno State’s Derek Carr, younger brother of Houston’s firstever draft pick, David Carr, are among the top-rated quarterbacks expected to be in the draft. O’Brien spent 2007-12 as offensive assistant under Bill Belichick at New England. O’Brien was the team’s quarterbacks coach from 2009-11, and Brady threw for 5,235 yards and 39 touchdowns in the 2011 regular season, when the Patriots went to the Super Bowl. But his success with quarterbacks didn’t begin or end

with Brady. In 2001 he was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Georgia Tech and worked with George Godsey. Godsey broke school records for yards passing (3,085) and completions (249) and led the ACC with 257.1 yards passing a game. His success in grooming quarterbacks continued at Penn State in 2012. Under O’Brien’s tutelage, senior Matt McGloin made remarkable improvement. He led the Big 10 in yards passing (3,271), completions (270) and touchdown passes (24). McGloin increased his completion percentage from 54.1 to 60.5 percent from 2011 to 2012.

Source: Tampa Bay hires ex-Bears coach Smith, ex-Vikings Frazier TAMPA, Fla. — A person familiar with the negotiations says former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith has reached an agreement to coach the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Speaking to The Associated Press on Wednesday night on the condition of anonymity because an official announcement hasn’t been made, the person also says former Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier will be the Buccaneers’ defensive coordinator. The 55-year-old Smith will replace Greg Schiano, fired Monday after going 4-12 this season and 11-21 in two years with the team. Frazier also was fired Monday. Smith was 81-63 in nine

seasons with Chicago, leading the 2006 team to the Super Bowl — where the Bears lost IndiaLovie Smith napolis. He was fired a year ago after the Bears finished 10-6 and missed the playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons. Smith was Tampa Bay’s linebackers coach under Tony Dungy from 1996-2000, then spent three seasons as the St. Louis Rams’ defensive coordinator on Mike Martz’s staff. The Associated Press



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DeRozan scores 26, Raptors beat Pacers The Associated Press

TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points, Kyle Lowry had 13 points and a season-high Raptors 95 14 assists, and the Toronto Pacers 82 Raptors extended their season-best winning streak to four games, beating the Indiana Pacers 95-82 on Wednesday night. Terrence Ross scored 18 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 13 points and nine rebounds as the Raptors (15-15) snapped Indiana’s five-game winning streak and improved to .500 after 30 games for the first time since Jan. 6, 2010. The Raptors have won eight of 10 games since Dec. 13, when the majority of the players acquired from Sacramento in the Rudy Gay deal made their Toronto debuts. Roy Hibbert fouled out with 16 points and Paul George had 12 for the Pacers, who recorded a season-worst 23 turnovers. Indiana had won nine of its previous 12 meetings with Toronto, including four straight north of the border. Danny Granger scored 11 points for Indiana. MAVERICKS 87, WIZARDS 78 In Washington, Monta Ellis scored 23 points, Vince Carter had 13, and the Mavericks held the Wizards scoreless for more than 4 minutes late in the fourth quarter. The Wizards led 74-70 with 4:58 to play, but the Mavericks scored nine straight points on a 3-pointer by Carter, a hook shoot by Brandan Wright, two free throws by Carter and a jumper by Ellis. Washington didn’t score again until John Wall, who led the Wizards with 22 points, made two free throws with 46 seconds to play. Trevor Booker had 10 points and a career-high 19 rebounds for Washington.

The Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan, left, drives at the Pacers’ Lance Stephenson during the first half of Wednesday’s game in Toronto. CHRIS YOuNG/THE CANADIAN PRESS

It was Dallas’ fourth straight win on the road and their eighth straight over the Wizards (14-15), who failed in their attempt to rise above .500 for the first time since Oct. 31, 2009. TIMBERWOLVES 124, PELICANS 112 In Minneapolis, Nikola Pekovic had 22 points and seven rebounds, and the Timberwolves led by as many as 30 points in cruising to the victory. Kevin Love had 21 points and six rebounds and Ricky Rubio had 14 points, nine assists, eight rebounds and three steals for the Timberwolves. Minnesota shot 55.7 percent, attempted 35 free throws and forced a season-high 18 turnovers from the Pelicans. Ryan Anderson had 25 points and Tyreke Evans added 16 points and seven boards for New Orleans. Eric Gordon returned from a three-game absence because of a bruised hip, but

struggled with 12 points on 5-for-12 shooting. Kevin Martin scored 20 points and reserve J.J. Barea had 17 to help the Wolves (16-16) to a needed win over New Orleans (14-16) in the jockeying for position in the tough Western Conference. 76ERS 114, NUggETS 102 In Denver, Evan Turner scored 23 points and Thaddeus Young added 17, helping Philadelphia beat the slumping Nuggets. The Sixers had seven players score in double figures en route to their second straight win away from home. Philadelphia halted a 13-game road losing streak in Los Angeles against the Lakers over the weekend. J.J. Hickson had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Nuggets, who dropped their eighth game in a row. It’s the team’s longest skid since losing the final eight games of the 2002-03 season.

CLIPPERS 112, BOBCATS 85 In Los Angeles, Blake Griffin scored 13 of his 31 points in the final 7:05, and Jared Dudley got 11 of his 20 points in the third quarter, leading the Clippers to a victory over the Bobcats. Dudley faced his second former team in two games, making seven of 10 shots against the club that selected him with their first pick in 2007 and traded him to Phoenix after one season. He had nine points against the Suns on Monday in the Clippers’ 107-88 loss. Chris Paul had 17 points and 14 assists for the defending Pacific Division champions, who beat the Bobcats for the sixth straight time and sent them to their 17th straight road loss against Western Conference opponents. Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker each scored 14 points for the Bobcats, whose previous six losses all were decided by five points or fewer.

A long road to paradise for Ken Duke By Doug Ferguson The Associated Press

Ken Duke

are eligible for the first time to play in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, which starts Friday. It might be hard to find anyone who appreciates

being here more. Diagnosed with scoliosis when he was in the seventh grade, Duke had a 16-inch rod inserted in his back to correct the curvature in his spine. His was a “C” shape, and the top of his spin had gone from 40 degrees to 72 degrees just before surgery. It was starting to put pressure on his lungs. Even now, Duke occasionally wakes up in the middle of the night gasping for a full breath. “If you would have told me back then I was going to be a professional athlete, I’d say you were crazy,” Duke said. “My doctor says the same thing now.” He couldn’t afford to take a partial scholarship out of state, so he went to Henderson State

in Arkansas, and then worked in a pro shop for a couple of years trying to hone his game and drum up financial support. He didn’t turn pro until he was 25 — Tiger Woods had won six majors at that age — and spent 10 years toiling on smaller tours before he finally reached the big leagues. It all was made worthwhile in June when the 44-year-old Duke won the Travelers Championship in a playoff. “It took me 10 years to get to the tour,” Duke said. “And it took me 10 years to win.” This won’t be his first trip to Augusta National. Duke reached the Tour Championship in 2008, which got him into the Masters for the first time. He still has his first invitation on the wall in a frame. He goes back to the Masters this time as a PGA Tour winner, which to him makes it even more gratifying. Kapalua is not a bad place to be, either. There’s only one way to get into the field, and that’s by winning. “It feels really good here,” he

said. “You watch this tournament every year, and that’s the one tournament I never played in. My wife said when I won, ‘We can go to Kapalua.’ I said, ‘We can go to Augusta.’ That was the discrepancy.” But he sees one parallel to two tournaments that could not be any more different — once you’re there, you want to go back. Dustin Johnson is back at Kapalua for the sixth straight year. Matt Kuchar is playing for the fifth time. Jordan Spieth is here for the first time, and with his talent, figures to be back plenty. Duke is not the kind of player who looks at this event as just another week on the schedule. “We were trying to think the other night of all these guys who win every year,” Duke said, shaking his head. “It’s like Augusta. You get a piece of it, you want to come back here. That’s something I’m going to work hard on the next couple of years. I want to get back here.”

Talent: Bobcats, 9-3, top seed in tournament Continued from Page B-1 way toward that, then maybe a second-straight District 4A championship in February. But the Bobcats, who are the top seeds in the tournament based on their 9-3 record, have those same designs. McCurdy had a chance to force the first of several Lobos-Bobcats matchups, but a semifinal loss to Santa Rosa derailed that. McCurdy head coach Ruben Archuleta liked how his team rebounded against Pecos, a 70-34 dismantling to take third place. “The night after a tough loss, you look in the mirror,” Archuleta said. “But then, we’re playing good at the halfway point [of the season]. We got to come in better prepared to play. We won six, seven in a

No. 21 San Diego State beats Colorado State

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KAPALUA, Hawaii — Every day brought another reminder to Ken Duke of what it means to finally be a PGA Tour winner. When he was fishing during the offseason, someone passing by in a boat would greet him with congratulations. A few days before Christmas, he was sifting through a stack of mail when he came across a cream envelope with impeccable writing and a postmark from Augusta, Ga. — his official invitation to the Masters. Then he learned he was being inducted next year into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame. All that before he boarded a plane for paradise. “This is the way I pictured this place, just like this,” Duke said as he gazed at an emerald green fairway at Kapalua with the blazing blue Pacific Ocean on the horizon. “It’s breathtaking. Every shot, you look at the water. You’ve just got to soak it in.” That he can manage. Duke is among 13 players who


row, and then we kind of came down a little bit.” At some point, the Lobos’ and McCurdy’s paths will cross — whether its in this tournament or in 4A play since they are both district rival. The fact that both teams occupy the top seeds in the tournament says a lot about the strength of A teams — and the inconsistencies of the AA schools (Pecos, Mora, Mesa Vista and Peñasco). “It says a lot about the communities here,” Russom said of Escalante and McCurdy. “Five, six, seven years ago, I’d seen these kids dedicating their time, money and efforts and parents to build great teams.” As for the AA schools, they are trying to build some consistency that has been lacking. The perfect example is Pecos,

which took the Lobos to the final seconds in a 66-64 loss in the Tri-Cities semifinals, only to lose badly to McCurdy. Mora (3-6) came through the consolation bracket with a pair of wins, including an important one of District 2AA rival Monte del Sol for fifth place. Rangers head coach James Branch said the Tri-Cities and the NRG tournaments are important to build the one thing that has been lacking with his team — confidence. “It’s all confidence,” Branch said. “I hope it carries over. For us, a victory is good. Bottom line is, we’ve been in games and could have won them. The wins are confidence, and that’s what we need. You can get into a rhythm of losing as easily as you can get into a rhythm of winning.”

NORTHERN RIO gRANDE TOURNAMENT Thursday, Ben Luján Gymnasium in Pojoaque Valley

First round Boys u No. 7 Dulce vs. No. 2 Escalante, 11:30 a.m. u No. 6 Pecos vs. No. 3 Peñasco, 2:30 p.m. u No. 8 Mesa Vista vs. No. 1 McCurdy, 5:30 p.m. u No. 5 Mora vs. No. 4 Coronado, 8:30 p.m. Girls u No. 6 Peñasco vs. No. 3 Escalante, 10 a.m. u No. 5 Dulce vs. No. 4 McCurdy, 1 p.m. u No. 7 Pecos vs. No. 2 Mesa Vista, 4 p.m. u No. 8 Coronado vs. No. 1 Mora, 7 p.m.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Xavier Thames scored 23 points to help No. 21 San Diego 21 SDSU 71 State fend off CSU 61 Colorado State 71-61 on Wednesday night for its 10th straight win. Winston Shepard scored 17 points and Josh Davis had seven points and 15 rebounds for the Aztecs (11-1, 1-0 Mountain West), which won its seventh straight conference opener in tying the second-best 12-game start in school history. The Aztecs dominated Colorado State (9-5, 0-1) in the paint, outscoring the Rams 40-16 from up close and out-shooting them from the field 48.2 percent to 38.5. Daniel Bejarano led Colorado State with 22 points while J.J. Avila had 15 points and Jon Octeus 10. Trailing by nine points at halftime, the Rams narrowed the deficit to four on a jumper by Joe De Ciman in the opening minutes of the second half. The Aztecs responded with a 10-3 run that included a three-point play by Shepard and a 3-pointer by Aqeel Quinn to rebuild their lead to 50-39. WOMEN CONNECTICUT 77, CENTRAL FLORIDA 49 In Orlando, Fla., Stefanie Dolson scored 25 points to lead top-ranked Connecticut

to a victory over Central Florida. The 6-foot-5 senior made her first six shots and the Huskies (14-0, 1-0 AAC) hit 11 consecutive shots to turn a 7-3 deficit — their largest of the season — into a 33-18 lead on Bria Hartley’s 3-pointer with 10 minutes remaining in the first half. Connecticut led 46-22 at halftime and by no fewer than 18 the rest of the way. Breanna Stewart added 11 points in the Huskies’ 19th straight win. Briahanna Jackson scored eight of Central Florida’s first 10 points, including a 3-pointer that gave the Knights their last lead at 10-7. She was held to two points the rest of the first half, but finished with 28. Zykira Lewis added 10 for Central Florida (8-5, 1-1). NO. 7 LOUISVILLE 77, TEMPLE 68 In Philadelphia, Asia Taylor scored 18 points, and Shoni Schimmel had 15 to lead Louisville to the victory. The Cardinals (14-1, 2-0 AAC) turned a close game into a rout by going on a 21-4 run spanning the half. Schimmel had 10 points and Taylor six during the burst that made it 40-21 with 18:02 left. After trailing by double digits following that run, Temple (7-5, 1-1) got within 77-68 with 16 seconds left, but that’s as close as the Owls could get. Natasha Thames scored 24 points to match her career high while Monaye Merritt added 14 points for Temple.

Hockey: U.S. team a medal contender of Yandle, said he didn’t know he was on the time Riemsdyk said after helping until everyone else found Toronto beat Detroit 3-2 in out during NBC’s postgame a shootout at the Winter coverage of the Winter Classic. Classic. Kessel’s sister, Amanda, “I didn’t get a text or a was selected to the womphone call or anything,” he en’s team Wednesday. said. Ryan was perhaps the Miller was named MVP most surprising omission of the ice hockey tournaon the 25-man roster. Jack ment at the Vancouver Johnson and Erik Johnson, Games, but he wasn’t a a pair of defensemen who lock to keep a spot because played in the Vancouver Quick, one of many players Games, also didn’t make on the team who has been the cut. injured this season, has Ryan has 18 goals this season — trailing just two been perhaps the world’s U.S.-born players — is best at stopping shots the among league leaders with past two seasons. 36 points and has scored at Howard, Schneider, Gibleast 30 times in four previ- son, Tim Thomas and Craig ous years. Anderson also were possi“If you’re talking about ble options for the selection the Johnsons and if you’re committee. talking about Bobby Ryan, To play to their potential, they’re fabulous hockey a lot of banged-up players players,” Poile said. “And if will have to get healthy this I can say this the right way, month and stay that way this is the first time that through February. And if we’re having to make simisome injured players are lar decisions that Canada still ailing over the next has had to make for years. “We’re leaving off top, top month, some snubbed standouts might get an players.” invite to join the Americans Jimmy Howard appears in Russia. to be the Americans’ third “There’s going to be goaltender behind Jonathan certain players that you’re Quick and Ryan Miller. going to give a strong mesHe hasn’t played well sage to that they were very, and has been injured for very close and if something much of the season for the Red Wings, but his body of was to happen, they could work boosted his bid ahead be on the team,” Poile said. of Ben Bishop of the Tampa The U.S. will be able to Bay Lightning. put 22 players in uniform Bishop has the most for each game, starting wins (29) and the best Feb. 13 against Slovakia. goals-against average (1.89) The Americans expect among American-born to be a medal contender No. 1 goalies in the NHL after they were regarded as this season. young underdogs in 2010, “He’s playing lights out,” when they were a goal away Poile acknowledged. “Our from knocking off the host decisions were tough in Canadians. goal — really tough.” The team will be led by Other players who Pittsburgh Penguins coach could’ve potentially been Dan Bylsma. on the team, but weren’t He has been at ease selected include: Keith publicly, saying he likes the Yandle, Kyle Okposo, Cory Americans’ chances to win Schneider, Brandon Saad gold for the first time since and Dustin Byfuglien. the Miracle on Ice victory Fowler, who appears to have gotten a spot instead in 1980.

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Racing to raise awareness Pair spends year mountain biking across country for spinal muscular atrophy charity

By Edmundo Carrillo The New Mexican


olly Agajanian seemed like she was doing everything right. After graduating from law school in 2002, she moved to New York City to be an assistant district attorney. She then moved to Santa Fe in 2006 to work in private practice. But after six years of private practice, Agajanian, 40, and her partner, Virginia Fretz — an occupational therapist — both decided that they were unhappy in their current line of work. “I just really got to the point where I wasn’t really enjoying my practice very much, for a variety of reasons,” Agajanian said. “We just both felt like the world was not a better place because of what we were doing.” Both Agajanian and Fretz were avid mountain bikers, and they imagined a day where they could quit their jobs to ride their bikes full time. “One night we just started daydreaming,” Agajanian said. “ ‘What if we just took off and went on a trip and just rode our mountain bikes everywhere that we wanted to ride them?’ “All it was was daydreaming,” she continued. “We were never seriously considering it. One morning, I woke up and I thought, ‘well, what if we actually did that trip?’ But what if we did it and also raised money for a charity along the way?” The charity was not hard to find. Agajanian had a friend whose young son, Logan, suffered from spinal muscular atrophy, which is a progressive disease that kills cells in the spinal cord and is the most common genetic cause of infant death. Agajanian and Fretz decided they wanted to travel around the country to not only ride their bikes, but to also raise awareness for the disease and raise money for the charity Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Of course, all of this is easier said than done. The couple starting saving money, but then Agajanian put her house on the market and took some money out of her retirement savings. After they secured the funds, Agajanian and Fretz bought an RV, packed up their dog and took off. The couple traveled around the country for a whole year while competing in endurance mountain bike races to raise money and awareness for FSMA. Over the course of the year, they raised $12,000 for the charity by holding fundraisers at local restaurants and breweries. “I think we did quite a bit in terms of raising awareness about the disease,” Agajanian said. Not only did the couple raise money and awareness for the disease, but they got to do it while doing something they were passionate about. But for those who are not as devoted to mountain biking, there are still mountain biking options such as the improved La Tierra trail. While riding around the city might be something to do on a warm day, that is actually the wrong time to go. The soil this time of year has a lot of clay in it, which makes it soft. With soft soil, mountain bike tires can leave ruts that can stay there until the middle of the summer. The best time of day to ride is either early in the morning or late in

Holly Agajanian rides her mountain bike at La Tierra trails on July 31, 2010. NEW MEXICAN FILE PHOTO

the evening when the soil is frozen. “The challenge is to get folks to ride the trails when it’s a good time to ride the trails,” said David Bell, a cycling enthusiast and owner of Mellow Velo bicycle shop. “Riding in the middle of the day is really destructive. If they rode at a different time of day, it would be less destructive.” If riding a bike in the freezing conditions does not sound like fun, there is still the option to ride a bike throughout the city. When Bell moved to Santa Fe from New Jersey in 1995, he said the city was not as bike-friendly as it is today. “It is so nice now,” he said. “It’s a much busier town, but it’s still way better than it used to be. People that complain about riding bikes in Santa Fe haven’t ridden a bike in Santa Fe for a long time. Santa Fe is doing good work.” Bell, 40, has worked in bike shops since he was 13 years old. Ever since he moved to Santa Fe, he advocated for the city to be more bike-friendly, and these days it is getting a lot easier. He says the city is starting to do it on its own and he notes that every local politician has cycling in mind in their transportation plans. “We’ve had a very easy time giving the city a hard time over the years about the lack of stuff going on,” Bell said. “They’re doing things people

David Bell, owner of Mellow Velo bicycle shop, at Cyclocross race by Desert Academy in early November. COURTESY PHOTO

aren’t even asking for.” Bell is trying to make the city safer for cycling, but commuting to work isn’t the only reason to ride a bike. It can be fun and, in cases like Agajanian’s, it can be used to raise money for a cause while also taking a break from the confines of the corporate world. But to Agajanian, riding a mountain bike is more than just fun. “It’s a really therapeutic way to

work through your problems without even realizing it,” she said. “I find that if I’m stressed out or if I have a problem and I go on a mountain bike ride, when I come back I’ve actually worked out the problem without even knowing that that was what I was doing.” Agajanian and Fretz documented their trip on, and donations to FSMA can be made through the website.

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Snowshoes might be needed for hiking on the Borrego Trail off Hyde Park Road. COURTESY PHOTO

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How the ski slopes stack up I

t’s always interesting to see what other media — local and national — are saying about making tracks in the Sangre de Cristo and San Juan mountains and how we stack up against other ski destinations. Powder Magazine’s annual rankings of ski areas placed Telluride at No. 7 and Taos Ski Valley eighth among Rocky Mountain ski areas (and in positions 22 and 25, Daniel respectively, in the Gibson nation). About Taos, Snow Trax it suggested “the Kachina Peak hike for backcountry goods,” and après-ski at Eske’s Brewpub in Taos or Santa Fe’s Cowgirl Hall of Fame. For Telluride, it singled out the Gold Hill chutes and the hike up 13,320-foot Palmyra Peak. Among Western resorts, Powder picked Grand Targhee, Wyo., as a dark horse No. 1 destination, citing its annual 500-inch snowfall and lack of crowds. No. 2 was Snowbasin/Powder Mountain, Utah; third was Big Sky/ Moonlight Basin, Montana; No. 4 was Bridger Bowl, Montana; fifth belonged to Jackson Hole, Wyo., and sixth was Alta/Snowbird. Finishing behind T-ride and Taos were Silverton/Wolf Creek at ninth and Aspen in No. 10. Ski Magazine’s reader-based rankings found Telluride to be the West’s seventh best ski area, with Crested Butte 15th and Taos positioned 19th. Sitting at the No. 1 position was Jackson Hole, followed by Deer Valley, Utah, and Vail. Finishing behind our regional resorts were such famous destinations as Aspen Highlands, Keystone and Copper Mountain in Colorado; Squaw Valley and Northstar in California; and Alta, Snowbird and Solitude in Utah. Specifically, Ski’s ranking placed Telluride, among Western resorts, as thirdbest for overall satisfaction, second for character, and tops for scenery. Wolf Creek placed second for best snow (behind Alta and ahead of Grand Targhee). Monarch was picked as the best in value, followed by Wolf Creek. Taos was cited as fourth best for challenge (just behind Kicking Horse and ahead of Snowbird) and fifth-best for character and weather. The article accurately noted, “Telluride is often criticized for its ‘isolated location.’ In this picturesque little box canyon in the toothy San Juan Mountains, ‘hard to get to’ works in one’s favor during days of staggered lift openings and rope drops in the steep glades off the Apex lift, the velvety expanses of Revelation Bowl, the legendary Gold Hill chutes, and the hike-to-stashes of Black Iron Bowl and towering Palmyra Peak.” Readers also noted its plethora of excellent restaurants and fun nightlife. It said of Crested Butte, “If you like your ski towns funky and your mountains steep, Crested Butte is your spot.” Of Taos, writer Mark Lesh suggests, “Order the spatzle and a Spaten at the Bavarian Restaurant from a dude in lederhosen and dig into it on the deck — Taos gets 300 days of sunshine a year.” New Mexico Magazine has an article in its December issue by Nick Heil that explores the pending changes at Taos Ski Valley. While upstaged by the news last week that Taos is changing owners, the article provides a good exploration of the reasons behind the decision to sell and the pending changes. Among those the writer spoke with was former Village of Taos Ski Valley mayor Chris Stagg, who is married to the daughter of TSV founder Ernie Blake. Noted Stagg, “The question at Taos is whether no action is an alternative. We don’t feel that it is. We don’t have the amenities. We don’t have the beds. Last year, we lost the Thunderbird Hotel. We have to find a way to make it all work.” And, even tiny Sipapu has garnered some ink. In its December issue, Sunset magazine selected it as one of the magazine’s favorite family venues. It noted, “With friendly lift operators, slopeside parking, and a general store hawking homemade fudge, Sipapu exudes old fashioned charm. The northern New Mexico resort also keeps skiing affordable.” Speaking of Telluride, it has opened Palmyra Peak, the sky-scraping

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THE NEW MEXICAN Thursday, January 2, 2014

N.M. fishing report Catches of the week LAKE MALOYA: On Dec. 29, Brennan Nelson, 6, caught a 16.5-inch rainbow trout. He was ice fishing with his grandpa, dad and uncles and using a homemade dough bait that he made with his mom. 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 CONCHAS LAKE: The shallow and steep boat ramps on the north side of the lake are now open along with the Cove campground ramp. There were a few anglers out this past week and they reported fishing as slow for all species. COYOTE CREEK: We had no reports from anglers this week. EAGLE ROCK LAKE: We had no reports from anglers this week. LAKE MALOYA: As of this past Saturday, the ice was eight inches thick and the lake was open to ice fishing. Anglers reported fishing as good to excellent. They were using homemade dough bait and corn and caught limits of trout along with a few perch. LOS PINOS: We had no reports from anglers this week. MANZANO LAKE: Trout fishing was slow to fair for anglers using garlic cheese, garlic-scented Power Bait and Pistol Petes. NUTRIAS LAKES: We had no reports from anglers this week. PECOS RIVER: The Mora and Jamie Koch fishing and recreation areas have reopened. The Bert Clancy and Terrero campgrounds remain closed. Trout fishing on the lower river through the Villanueva area was fair for anglers using small copper John Barrs, Power Bait and salmon eggs. RED RIVER: Trout fishing was fair to good using egg patterns, San Juan worms, wooly buggers and salmon eggs for a mixed bag of brown and rainbow trout. RIO GRANDE: Trout fishing was slow to fair using wooly buggers, streamers and leech patterns. A few were also caught by anglers using worms. We had no reports on other species. RIO HONDO: We had no reports from anglers. RIO MORA: We had no reports from anglers this week. RIO PUEBLO: We had no reports from anglers this week. SANTA BARBARA: We had no reports from anglers this week. SHUREE PONDS: We had no reports from anglers. SPRINGER LAKE: We had no reports from anglers. UTE LAKE: Fishing was slow but there were a few white bass and walleye caught by anglers using jigging spoons and blade baits at a depth of 70 feet. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the upper 30s.


Slopes: Try a sleigh ride for something new Continued from Page B-5 13,320-foot tooth that provides a 2,000 vertical foot descent into the mid-zone of the resort’s 4,425-foot overall vertical drop. This is the first time it has opened in December since it became part of the Telluride experience eight years ago. It is accessed via a one-hour hike from the top of chair 12. Cross-country skiers and snowshoers should be making plans to attend the 41st annual Chama Chile Ski Classic & Winter Fiesta, running Jan. 18-19 in and around Chama. Events will include freestyle and classic cross-country races, a snowshoe race, combined ski and snowshoe races, a race just for competitors on wooden skis and team awards. Also on tap will be a chile cook-off, snowshoe and ski tours, a snowman relay for kids, skiing clinics for beginner to advanced skiers (including a telemark session), live music, and beer and wine tastings at night. For details and to register, visit For something different this winter in the great outdoors, treat yourself to a scenic sleigh ride. Among those offering such invigorating outings is Roadrunner Tours from Angle Fire. For details, visit or call 575- 377-6416. Daniel Gibson can be reached at dbgibson@

Lake closures and advisories Northeast CHARETTE LAKES: Closed for the season. CIMARRON RIVER: Keep this water on your list for spring. Low water conditions this time of year make for some tough fishing. CLAYTON LAKE: Closed for the season. EAGLE NEST LAKE: As of Monday, the lake was closed to fishing due to thin ice conditions. For updated information, call the State Park office at 575-377-1594. LAKE ALICE: There is a thin layer of ice and there is no fishing at present. MAXWELL LAKES: Closed for the season. MONASTERY LAKE: The lake is closed to ice fishing. MORPHY LAKE: Closed for the season. STORRIE LAKE: A thin layer of ice covers the lake and it is currently closed to fishing. For updates, call the State Park office at 505-425-7278.

Northwest BLUEWATER LAKE: Closed to fishing due to thin and slushy ice conditions. For updates, call the State Park office at 505-876-2391. Anglers should be aware that it is illegal to use bait fish at this lake. COCHITI LAKE: The Tetilla Peak area and the upper end of the lake are completely iced over at this time and ice

has been forming on the main lake and in the vicinity of the main boat ramp, which could close in the near future. To check for updates, call the Corps office at 505-465-0307. We had no reports from anglers this week. EL VADO LAKE: We had no reports from anglers this week. The main area of the State Park has closed until March 31, but there is still fishing access and open water near the dam. FENTON LAKE: A layer of ice has formed on the lake and it is closed to fishing. For updated conditions, call the State Park office at 575-829-3630. LAGUNA DEL CAMPO: Closed for the season. LAKE ROBERTS: A construction project to improve the dam has begun, and falling lake levels may make it increasingly difficult to fish. The project is expected to continue into next summer. The lake is still open to bank fishing and trout fishing has been reported as excellent with garlic cheese being the best bait. SANTA CRUZ LAKE: Closed to ice fishing.

Southeast BONITO LAKE: Closed. BRANTLEY LAKE: Anglers are to practice catch-and-release for all fish here as high levels of DDT were found in several fish.

ABIQUIÚ LAKE: Fishing pressure was very light this past week and fishing was slow for all species. ANIMAS RIVER: We had no reports from anglers this week. ALBUQUERQUE AREA DRAINS: Fishing was very good again this past week as anglers did well using bead-head pheasant tails, parachute adams, worms, wax worms, Power Bait and salmon eggs. We received good reports from anglers fishing the Belen, Peralta, Corrales, Albuquerque and Bernalillo drains. One angler fishing the Albuquerque Drain reported catching trout, bass and suckers. He was using worms. BRAZOS RIVER: We had no reports from anglers this week. CANJILON LAKES: We had no reports from anglers this week. CHAMA RIVER: Trout fishing below El Vado was good using Power Bait, worms and salmon eggs. Trout fishing below Abiquiú was fair to good for anglers using Power Bait, salmon eggs, small jigs and bead-head nymphs. 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. There was some ice forming in the coves but the main lake was open. Fishing was slow for all species and fishing pressure was very light. JACKSON LAKE: We had no reports from anglers this week. JEMEZ WATERS: Trout fishing on the lower section of the Jemez was fair for anglers using salmon eggs and copper John Barrs. We had no reports from the Guadalupe, Cebolla, East Fork, San Antonio or Rio Las Vacas. The tunnel access to the Guadalupe is closed for the winter months. The Valles Caldera has been closed to fishing for the winter but should be back up and running next spring. LAKE FARMINGTON: We had no reports from anglers this week. NAVAJO LAKE: We had no reports from anglers this week. SAN GREGORIO: We had no reports from anglers this week. SAN JUAN RIVER: Fishing through the Quality Waters was good using dark colored wooly buggers and leeches, San Juan worms, red larva, egg patterns and OJs. Dry fly action was described as sporadic and best with BWOs and parachute adams

in the late afternoon hours. Fishing through the bait waters was fair to good using Power Bait, worms, salmon eggs and wooly buggers. The water is off color with visibility less than 18 inches. SEVEN SPRINGS BROOD POND: We had no reports from anglers this week. TINGLEY BEACH: Trout fishing was reported as excellent again this past week. Anglers caught limits of trout using salmon eggs, garlic-scented Power Bait, homemade dough bait, assorted beadhead nymphs and Pistol Petes. Fishing at the Catch and Release Pond was fair using wooly buggers, bunny leeches, egg patterns and small streamers.

Southwest BEAR CANYON: Fishing was slow for all species. BILL EVANS LAKE: Trout fishing was good using, Power Bait, salmon eggs and homemade dough bait. We had no reports on other species. CABALLO LAKE: Fishing pressure was extremely light and fishing was slow for all species. ELEPHANT BUTTE: Fishing was slow for all species. Our only catch report was of a largemouth bass caught on a main lake point by an angler using a jigging spoon. The Marina del Sur, Rock Canyon and Dam Site boat ramps are open. The Monticello ramp remains closed due to low water conditions. ESCONDIDA LAKE: Trout fishing was good using salmon eggs, Power Bait and homemade dough bait. A few fish were also caught by anglers using Pistol Petes and spinners. We had no reports on other species. GILA RIVER: We had no reports again this past week from the main river or from the Forks. GLENWOOD POND: Trout fishing was fair to good for anglers using Power Bait. PERCHA DAM: We had no reports from anglers this week. QUEMADO LAKE: We had no reports from anglers this week. RIO GRANDE: We had no reports from anglers this week. SNOW LAKE: We had no reports from anglers this week. YOUNG POND: Trout fishing was fair to good using corn and red sparkle salmon eggs. We had no reports on other species.

Southeast BATAAN LAKE: Fishing was very good using chartreuse, bright green and garlic-scented Power Bait for trout. We had no reports on other species. BLACK RIVER: We had no reports from anglers this week. BLUE HOLE PARK POND: Trout fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs and garlic scented Power Bait. BOSQUE REDONDO: Trout fishing was good using garlic scented Power Bait, salmon eggs and small spoons. We had no reports on other species. BOTTOMLESS LAKES: Trout fishing at the Devil’s Inkwell was good this past week. Anglers did well using rainbow and chartreuse Power Bait. CARLSBAD MUNICIPAL LAKE: Trout fishing was good using salmon eggs, garlic cheese, Power Bait and small spinners. CHAPARRAL PARK LAKE: Trout fishing was reported as excellent this past week. Anglers did very well using Power Bait and spinners. EL RITO CREEK: Trout fishing was fair using salmon eggs. EUNICE LAKE: We had no reports from anglers this week. GREEN MEADOW LAKE: Trout fishing was fair using garlic cheese and Power Bait. We had no reports on other species. GREENE ACRES LAKE: Trout fishing was fair using Power Bait and salmon eggs. GRINDSTONE RESERVOIR: Trout fishing was very good for anglers using salmon eggs, Power Bait and homemade dough bait. We had no reports on other species. JAL LAKE: We had no report from anglers this week. LAKE VAN: Fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait, homemade dough bait and salmon eggs for trout. OASIS PARK LAKE: Trout fishing was good using olive wooly buggers, Power Bait and salmon eggs. PECOS RIVER: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light. PERCH LAKE: Trout fishing was fair to good using salmon eggs and garlic scented Power Bait. RUIDOSO RIVER: We had no reports from anglers this week. SANTA ROSA LAKE: Fishing pressure was extremely light and we had no reports from anglers. SUMNER LAKE: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was light. The Alamo boat ramp and the main boat ramp are the only ramps open.

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. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

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Dear Tom and Ray:

I’m going to buy a 2014 Ram Laramie pickup. I have a choice of 17-inch or 20-inch tires. I don’t plan to drive o≠-road much, if at all. I do plan to drive several thousand miles around town and then perhaps 10,000 miles towing a travel trailer that weighs about 7,500 pounds. My thinking is that the 17-inch LIVE IN STUDIOS

tires would weigh a lot less and so would provide better mileage around town. They also might be quieter rolling down the road. Another nice feature is that my wife and dog have short legs, so getting into and out of the truck will be easier. What I’m wondering is: What e≠ect will the smaller tires have on mileage on the highway as I tow the trailer long distances at 65 mph? -- Stewart TOM: You’ll get better mileage on the highway, too. I think you’re right to lean toward the 17-inch wheels, Stewart. We’re generally opposed to people supersizing their wheels. Or their french fries, for that matter. RAY: Smaller wheel-tire combinations provide better mileage (city and highway), better acceleration and a quieter, more comfortable ride. TOM: So why, you ask, would anyone give up all those things and pay extra to get ginormous wheels? RAY: ‘Cause they look cool! Have you seen those 20inch bad boys on the Ram, Stewart? I was grunting and PUBLIC NOTICES

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growing a forehead ridge after just a few hours of driving around with those. TOM: The other reason people opt for larger wheels is that, up to a point, they can improve handling. Usually as a wheel gets larger, the tire’s sidewall (or aspect ratio) gets smaller, so the total diameter of the wheel-tire combination stays about the same. RAY: This is so the speedometer stays accurate and, more importantly, so the wheel-tire combination fits inside the wheel well and doesn’t scrape! TOM: And by the way, since the wheel-tire combination usually ends up being about the same size, your dog and wife might not get much help from the smaller wheels in terms of getting into the truck. Definitely get the running boards so that they have a step! RAY: Or mount a large slingshot in your garage and launch them into the vehicle. TOM: But in terms of cornering, when a tire has a shorter sidewall, it’s sti≠er, so you get less flexing from the tires on turns. That’s DRIVERS


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how larger wheels improve handling. RAY: But that same sti≠ness is what makes your overall ride harsher. TOM: And the extra weight of the larger wheels is what cuts into your acceleration and fuel economy. RAY: And here’s one more strike against fancy, colossal wheels: Because of the shorter sidewalls of their tires, the rims are closer to the pavement, so they get bent and damaged more easily by potholes and curbstones. TOM: The replacement cost for these larger wheels tends to send their poor owners into shock. RAY: That’s why we keep smelling salts next to every lift at the shop. TOM: So my advice would be to have a look at the truck in both configurations. Sometimes, very small or very large wheels can look out of scale on a vehicle. RAY: But if you’re content with how the 17-inch wheels look on the Ram, that’s what I’d go for. Happy travels.

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The Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS) is pleased to announce our partnership with Palliative Care Services of Santa Fe in offering a new Blood Cancer Support Group in the Santa Fe area. The group is scheduled to start January 2014 and will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 2:003:30pm. Our first group meeting is scheduled to take place on January 14th. This group is facilitated by Eileen Joyce, Palliative Care Services Director and Caregiver, Hudson Institute Certified Coach, and Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. For location or more information about the group please contact Eileen at (505) 428-0670. LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. We offer a wide variety of programs and services in support of our mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS provides the following services at no cost to patients and families: -Patient Financial Aid Grant -Co-Pay Assistance Program -Peer-to-Peer Support -Family Support Groups -Local Education Programs -Trish Greene Back to School Program -Free Education Materials -Online Chats & Discussion Boards -Web Seminar/Teleconferences For more information about these services, please contact our Patient Access, Education Advocacy Manager, Ana Portillo, at (505) 8720141 or at

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Fred Trujillo, SuperinLegal#96263 tendent Published in the SanSealed bids will be ta Fe New Mexican The Pecos Independent School District is opened at the State on: January 2, 2014 an Equal Opportunity Purchasing Division office at 2:00 PM, Notice is Hereby Giv- Employer and Does MST/MDT on dates in- en that a Work Ses- Not Discriminate on dicated. Request for sion of the Board of the Basis of Race, NaProposals are due at Education for the Pe- tional Origin, Relilocation and time in- cos Independent gion, Age, Sex, Maridicated on proposal. School District will tal Status, Homelesstake Place on Tues- ness or Disability In No later than 2:00 day, January 7, 2014 Compliance with Fedp.m. MST on February at 5:00 pm in the Pe- eral and State Laws. 19, 2014 40-630-13- cos Schools Board Legal#96196 25620 New Mexico Published in the Santa Fe New Mexican Continued... Continued... on: January 1, 2, 2014

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Colonias Infrastructure Board will convene at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. The meeting will be held at the New Mexico Finance Authority, Second Floor Conference Room, 207 Shelby St., Santa Fe, NM 87501. The agenda will be available at the NMFA office at 207 Shelby Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico and the web site ( Anyone who has questions regarding the meeting or needs special accommodations should contact Rick Martinez at (505) 992-9661.


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