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Old masters on paper Exhibit of Spanish works including seven by Goya begins 12-week stay in Santa Fe

Court to hear suit on aid in dying Doctors seek shield from assisted-suicide law By Staci Matlock The New Mexican

Aja Riggs, 49, didn’t expect to become a spokeswoman for terminally ill patients who want the right to decide how they will die. She is not dying — yet. But a little more than two years ago, the Santa Fe resident was diagnosed with an aggressive uterine cancer. After major surgery, radiation and six rounds of chemotherapy last year, her cancer went into remission. It has remained in remission longer than her doctors expected. If and when the cancer returns, Riggs knows what is facing her, and she wants her doctor to be able to legally help her die. She joined two Albuquerque oncologists last year in a lawsuit claiming that a state law against assisted suicide shouldn’t apply to a physician who aids in the death of person who is already dying.

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Shortfall in lottery fund forcing fix Mark McDonald, left, keeper of old master prints and drawings at the British Museum, shows one of the Goya prints to Whitman Johnson, from Santa Fe, during the unboxing Tuesday of some of the Goya prints for the Renaissance to Goya exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Art.

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words, evil and corruption prevail in the absence of reason. Goya was a painter in the royal court, but he also used his art to criticize Spanish society. On Tuesday morning, staff at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe removed the etching from one of 13 blue, wooden crates used to transport 132 works on paper that belong to the British Museum. The pieces, including seven by Goya, are part of an exhibit titled Renaissance to Goya: Prints and Drawings from Spain, which opens Saturday at the local museum and will run for 12 weeks. This is the exhibit’s final stop. It opened at the British Museum in London, then visited

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n The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters, Francisco de Goya imagines an artist asleep amid his drawing tools, his head cradled in his arms, resting on a table. He’s surrounded by bats (representing ignorance), owls (folly) and a cat (witchcraft), its eyes alert. The etching/aquatint is one of the best known of the 80 prints in a series by the Spanish master called The Caprices, or Los Caprichos, published in 1799. The title of the piece — in Spanish, El sueño de la razón produce monstruos — is assumed to be a commentary by the painter and printmaker (1746-1828) on the values of the Enlightenment. In other

Acting Lady Jaguars athletic director Mike Lovato said it was time to take the program in a different direction, and on Tuesday fired Tom Montoya. Former Capital player and assistant coach Bryan Mirabal was named interim head coach. SPORTS, B-1

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This etching/aquatint is one of 80 prints in a series by Spanish master Francisco de Goya called The Caprices, or Los Caprichos, published in 1799.

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Will New Mexico college students have to maintain higher grades and take more classes to get lottery scholarships? Will students from wealthier families be excluded from the popular program? Will the scholarships no longer cover full tuition? These are among the possible options discussed Tuesday by the Legislative Finance Committee to shore up the Legislative Lottery Scholarship, which falls several million dollars short of demand. The New Mexico Legislature and the state Higher Education Department have been grappling with ways to stretch the scholarship fund, which is fed by a share of revenue from

Lack of action marks 113th Congress By Laura Litvan Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — Business Roundtable lobbyists wanted 2013 to be the year lawmakers, free of immediate election pressures, would revamp U.S. immigration policy, pass a debt-lowering budget and expedite a pair of trade deals. Instead, Congress is on pace to have its least productive year ever, with just 56 pieces of legislation signed into law so far. The former record low, reached in 1995, was 88 new laws. “The major issues that we think are necessary to jump-start the American economy continue to languish,” said Bill Miller, top lobbyist for a group that represents chief executives of companies such as Wal-Mart Stores and Microsoft.

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As the business agenda lagged, Congress this year completed work on measures such as one that speeds disabled veterans through airport security and another that converts some federal land in Wyoming into a local shooting range. Bigger-ticket items — expanding skilled-worker visas sought by technology companies, restoring defense spending for weapons systems and lowering tax rates — didn’t come to a vote in both chambers. The reasons are many. Partisan rancor grew deeper as a result of the October government shutdown. Elected officials in both parties fretted about primaries for party loyalists who would accuse them of abandoning their principles. Plus, Congress has taken plenty of time off this year. The House has

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been out 191 days, and the Senate 199 days. And leaders gobbled up much of the agenda with debate on measures the other chamber had no plans to consider. The Democratic-led Senate passed measures boosting the nation’s $7.25 hourly minimum wage and prohibiting employers from firing or refusing to hire workers because of their sexual orientation, measures that went nowhere in the House. Meanwhile, the Republican-led House voted 46 times this year to repeal the 2010 health-care law, measures the Senate has no plans to consider. Republicans’ insistence on curtailing Obamacare led to the 16-day government shutdown in

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BERLIN t’s been likened to a parachutist trying to land on a mountaintop. Or a person attempting to leap from one speeding car to another. The European Space Agency is planning to land an unmanned spacecraft on a comet next year in an unprecedented and exquisitely tricky mission. The agency announced Tuesday that its Rosetta probe, which has been journeying through space since its launch in 2004, will be awakened from hibernation next month and will aim to drop a lander onto the icy surface of comet 67P/ChuryumovGerasimenko on Nov. 11, 2014. The plan is different from NASA’s Deep Impact mission, which used a probe to fire a projectile into a comet in 2005 and create a plume of matter for scientists to study. That was just a drive-by compared with the rendezvous the Europeans are planning. Scientists hope that by flying Rosetta alongside the comet and sending down a barrel-size lander to collect and analyze samples, they will get an even better idea of what comets are made of and what role they


played in the formation of our solar system. “Nobody has ever done this before,” said Paolo Ferri, head of mission operations at the European Space Agency. Ferri noted that while NASA managed to land a probe on an asteroid in 2001, comets are much more volatile places because they constantly release dust and gas that can harm a spacecraft. A comet is essentially a dirty snowball; an asteroid is a rock. To catch 67P as it orbits the sun at up to 62,000 mph, Rosetta has made several fly-bys of Earth, Mars and the sun, using their gravity to accelerate. Once the spacecraft picked up sufficient speed and was on course to rendezvous with the comet, ESA put Rosetta into hibernation for more than two years to conserve energy. For now, scientists have a tense wait to see whether the probe wakes up as planned when its alarm clock goes off at 1000 GMT (3 a.m. MST) on Jan. 20. The spacecraft will be about 500 million miles from Earth at the time, and signals will take 45 minutes to travel each way. If all goes according to plan, Rosetta will begin searching for 67P — a lump of rock and ice about 2.5 miles in diameter that

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is invisible to the naked eye. By November, Rosetta will have drawn up alongside the comet and found a suitable place for the lander, called Philae. The cylindrical lander will gently glide down to the surface and latch onto the comet with a harpoon, to prevent it from drifting off into space because of the icy lump’s weak gravity. Using drills, Philae will dig up

Six found alive after days in freezing temperatures Thai protest leader RENO, Nev. — A desperate search for a makes bid for power

couple and four children missing for two days in the below-zero cold of Nevada’s rugged mountains turned jubilant Tuesday when rescuers guided in part by cellphone signals and footprints in the snow found them alive and well near their overturned Jeep. About 200 people had searched by land and air after the group of six failed to return Sunday from a trip to play in the snow near their hometown of Lovelock, in Nevada’s high desert. “They stayed together and that was the key that allowed them to live through this experience. You don’t see that that often in search and rescue,” said Paul Burke, search-and-rescue coordinator for the state. “They did some pretty inventive things, heating up rocks and things. Staying together, that was a big deal.” Their Jeep had overturned just off a road. A member of the rescue team said the engine would no longer start, but the group stayed in the upside-down vehicle for shelter, burning the spare tire to keep warm. “Their father kept them alive and well,” said

BANGKOK — Protesters waging a surreal political fight to oust Thailand’s elected prime minister are trying to establish what amounts to a parallel government — one complete with “security volunteers” to replace the police, a foreign policy of their own and a central committee that has already begun issuing audacious orders. Among the most brazen: a demand Tuesday that caretaker premier Yingluck Shinawatra be prosecuted for “insurrection,” and another calling on the public to “closely monitor” her family’s movements. Leading academics have slammed the scheme as undemocratic and unconstitutional. Critics have called its leader, Suthep Thaugsuban, delusional. But the ex-lawmaker’s bid to seize power is backed by many in Bangkok and could become reality if the military or the judiciary intervenes, as they have in the past. Analysts say this Southeast Asian nation is at a dangerous new crossroads that could drag on, and end with more bloodshed.

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PHILADELPHIA — The parents of a Marine sergeant who died while stationed in Greece say that they discovered weeks after his funeral that his body had been sent home without a heart — and that the Department of Defense later gave them somebody else’s heart in its place. Craig and Beverly LaLoup, who are suing the department, said Tuesday that authorities told them 21-year-old Brian LaLoup had shot himself in the head during a party at the U.S. Embassy compound in Athens, where he worked a security detail. The Marine was taken to an Athens hospital and died a few hours later. Six days after that, on Aug. 18, 2012, the state-run hospital performed an unauthorized autopsy, according to the family’s lawsuit, filed Friday in Pennsylvania. The LaLoups don’t know what happened to their son’s heart. They say a heart arrived months later and the Department of Defense and Greek authorities claimed it was their son’s. However, a months-long wait for DNA results proved otherwise. “This is his heart. This is his soul. This is what made Brian who he is,” Beverly LaLoup, of Coatesville, said Tuesday. Brian LaLoup, who was buried with full military honors, had served in Afghanistan before being selected for the embassy detail in 2011. He first worked in South Africa, where a photograph shows him with visiting first lady Michelle Obama. He loved the Marines but was upset about a recent romantic breakup, said the family’s lawsuit, which seeks at least the minimum $75,000 for a federal claim. A friend told a Marine supervisor, who suggested more drinks instead of getting help, the lawsuit alleged. LaLoup, despite being intoxicated, was allowed to get a weapon from an unsecured storage area, it said. Government immunity prevents the family from filing a wrongful-death lawsuit. Their lawsuit instead seeks damages for emotional distress over the missing heart. But mostly, the family wants answers. The Department of Defense says it doesn’t comment on pending litigation. The LaLoups only learned their son’s heart was missing by chance. They were filling out paperwork weeks after the funeral when a military official with the file let it slip, Beverly LaLoup said. “I was absolutely devastated,” she said. She made a flurry of phone calls, to the embassy, to the Marine Corps, to the Department of State. A spokesman for the Greek Embassy in Washington, D.C., said Tuesday that the heart was removed during the autopsy. “His heart was kept for toxicological tests,” said spokesman Christos Failadis, who declined to answer questions about what happened to it. “The Greek ambassador in Washington has offered his condolences to the soldier’s mother,” Failadis said. Family lawyer Aaron Freiwald said he doesn’t believe that hearts are typically tested for toxicology. Dr. Judy Melinek, a San Francisco pathologist unaffiliated with the case, agreed it would be unusual to use a heart for toxicology testing. However, she said, organs are sometimes removed for further study, especially if anything seems amiss, and laws governing how long they can be retained vary from place to place. The LaLoups sued the Department of Defense along with the Navy, which handled the family’s inquiries. They spent months trying to work through administrative channels but got nowhere, said Freiwald, who hopes to learn not only what happened to LaLoup’s heart but what led to the wrong one being flown to the U.S. “They actually had somebody fly with [it], because this is part of a fallen soldier,” Freiwald said. “The image of that is gruesome and disturbing and ultimately so incredibly sad.”


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Bipartisan negotiators reach modest budget pact By Andrew Taylor and David Espo The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Congressional negotiators reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon, with votes expected in both houses in the next several days. Officials said the increases would be offset by various spending reductions and increased fees elsewhere in the budget totaling about $85 billion over a decade, leaving enough for a largely symbolic cut of more than $20 billion in the nation’s $17 trillion debt. The deal “reduces the deficit by $23 billion and it does not raise taxes.

It cuts spending in a smarter way” than the ones in effect, said Rep. Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican who chairs the House Budget Committee and was his party’s negotiator in several weeks of secretive talks. His Democratic counterpart, Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, said, “We have broken through the partisanship and gridlock” that could have produced a government shutdown in January. The offsetting deficit cuts include a requirement for newly hired federal workers to make larger contributions to their own pensions, as well as an increase in a federal airport security fee that would add $5 to the cost of a typical roundtrip flight. Also included were unspecified savings from military

retirement programs. Officials said Democrats had failed in their bid to include an extension of benefits for workers unemployed longer than 26 weeks. The program expires on Dec. 28, when payments will be cut off for an estimated 1.3 million individuals. Congressional aides predicted bipartisan approval in both houses, despite grumbling from liberals over the omission of the unemployment extension, and even though tea party-aligned groups have already begun pushing Republican conservatives to oppose it. The budget deal was one of a handful of measures left on Congress’ to-do list near the end of a year that produced little by way of compromise. Announcement of the deal came

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WASHINGTON — Young American women are increasingly likely to receive pay nearly equal to their male counterparts, with earnings at 93 percent of men, a new study finds. Still, those women are as pessimistic as their mothers and grandmothers regarding gender equality. A report for release Wednesday by the Pew Research Center paints a mixed picture. While women under 32 now have higher rates of college completion than men that age, the analysis shows their hourly earnings will slip further behind by the women’s mid-30s, if the experience of the past three

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Goya: Exhibit a rare showing of works on paper Continued from Page A-1 the Prado Museum in Madrid and the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney. The exhibit, four years in the making, brings together prints and drawings by Spanish and other European artists working in Spain from the mid-16th century to the early 19th century. Most of the works have never been exhibited outside of England, and about 100 have never been on public display. “This is extremely rare,” said New Mexico Museum of Art Director Mary Kershaw. The British Museum is one of the greatest repositories of Spanish works on paper. “For long time,” Kershaw said, “it was believed that drawing and printmaking was not significant in Spanish art history.” The exhibit also will include some examples of the role of works on paper in New Mexico art history, to provide context for why the show is in Santa Fe. It’s obvious to local people that New Mexico was part of Spain for much of the time covered in the exhibit, but visitors need reminding, Kershaw said. The works arrived by air, framed in oak and covered in 2.5mm Plexiglas. They were stacked inside the wooden crates, separated by rectangles of black foam and protected on the sides by Styrofoam. At home at the British Museum, the works are stored unframed. But Sam Rykels, a preparator at the New Mexico Museum of Art, said museums often ship pieces framed, especially drawings and etchings, because when they reach their destination, “We don’t have to handle the paper” — or arrange for framing. Mark P. McDonald, curator of old master prints and Spanish drawings at the British Museum, lifted the Goya etching from the crate Tuesday and removed the plastic wrapping. He and Michelle Gallagher-Roberts, the museum’s registrar, examined the piece to make sure it had not been damaged in shipping and affirmed that it was ready to be installed, the protocol for handling work loaned from another institution. The local museum has been get-

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People look at some of the prints in the Renaissance to Goya exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Art on Tuesday. LUIS SÁNCHEZ SATURNO/THE NEW MEXICAN

ting ready for the exhibition for weeks. The temperature inside the galleries is a steady 68 degrees. The humidity is 50 percent, a requirement of the British Museum for showing these works that are rarely out of storage. And the lighting, come opening day, will be dim 5-foot candles. The walls have been painted a rich red — to complement colors in the etchings on the surrounding walls — a deep purple and Regency cream. The works on the walls include pieces meant for a wide variety of purposes — from embroidery patterns to studies for larger works and commissions. One piece attributed to Diego Velasquez depicts an auto-dafé, the highly orchestrated final step in the Inquisition process involving a Mass, public procession and reading of sentences. In Spanish, the phrase means test of faith. This is a “carefully observed” etching, McDonald said, which shows the clergy, royalty and the public looking

on as the fearful accused slumps over before the authorities. Another etching shows the circumcision of Christ. Many of the pieces use aquatint, a relatively new print technology at the time, which allowed the artist to create washes and enhance shaded portions created by the lines etched into the copper plate. Kershaw, who worked with the British Museum while director of collections for the York Museums Trust in York, England (2003-09) and head of museums and arts at the Harrogate Borough Council (1992-2003) before she was tapped to be director of the Santa Fe Museum in 2009, first spotted the exhibition on the British Museum’s website. She immediately thought, “This sounds like the kind of show that would be perfect for New Mexico,” Kershaw said Tuesday. But she wasn’t sure the museum would allow the works to travel.

Christine Mather, the Santa Fe curator, explained, “The fragility of works on paper requires more attention, and they rarely get to be out for long.” Kershaw contacted the museum’s international touring department and the conservation department, and they agreed that the show could travel to one more venue, Kershaw said. Some art shows are created for the purposes of travel, but this one originated as a British Museum exhibition — and a book by McDonald — and then went on the road. In Santa Fe, the exhibit is being funded by the museum’s exhibitions development fund and the director’s leadership fund, which receive private donations. Kershaw estimated the cost — mostly the rental fee and shipping — at $170,000. Contact Anne Constable at 986-3022 or

Shortfall: Group fails to agree on program changes Continued from Page A-1 lottery gambling. Consistently rising tuition and increased student demand have put critical strains on the fund. Higher Education Secretary Jose Garcia told the committee that the New Mexico Lottery provides about $40 million a year for student scholarships at colleges and universities. However, that’s $15 million to $20 million short of the expected demand for scholarships. Garcia said Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration wants the Legislature to dip into the state’s general fund to cover the shortfall for the spring 2014 semester. He said he didn’t yet have an exact figure for the shortage. In addition to the proposed fix for the upcoming semester, Garcia wants the Legislature to consider several options for a long-term solution to the fund’s solvency problem. “These are two different issues,” he said.

More than 13,000 New Mexico students are receiving lottery scholarships to pay their tuition. The scholarships are available to students who have graduated from high school or have earned a GED diploma and are attending one of the state’s 25 public colleges. They must begin college the semester after graduation and must maintain at least a 2.5 grade-point average. Students also must take at least 12 credit hours per semester. The scholarship, available to all New Mexico students regardless of need, pays for up to eight semesters. Over the summer, a state task force looked at ways to fix the fund. However, that group failed to reach a consensus on how to fix its solvency problem, Garcia told the lawmakers Tuesday. An idea that got the most support, he said, was having a flat-rate scholarship instead of covering full tuition.

He said New Mexico is the only state with a lottery scholarship that covers full tuition. This, he said, has given colleges and universities incentive to keep raising tuition. Garcia told reporters that he favors a solution that incorporates several of the individual fixes the task force discussed. He said his goal is to make the scholarship available to as many students as possible. Among those ideas is raising the minimum grade-point average from 2.5 to 2.75; raising the minimum credit hours to 15; and establishing a needs test, so that higher-income students wouldn’t be eligible. Sen. Clemente Sanchez, D-Grants, told Garcia that he opposes raising the minimum grade requirement. “You’ll be cutting off a lot of poor, Native American and Hispanic students,” he said. And requiring more credit hours would hurt students who have to work to go to college,

Sanchez said. The department will present the Legislature with a number of possible scenarios, along with the projected cost of each, before the next legislative session begins in mid-January. If the Legislature doesn’t act, the Department of Higher Education will have to figure out how to distribute the $40 million the lottery brings in. In a letter to university and college presidents this week, Garcia said this would result in “a dramatic reduction in the amount of lottery scholarship money awarded to all eligible students.” Since the scholarship program began in 1996, about 75,000 students have received help paying for their college education. A total of about $433.6 million has been awarded to New Mexico college students. Contact Steve Terrell at sterrell@ Read his political blog at

Dying: Court to hear Santa Fe woman’s lawsuit Continued from Page A-1 The legal difference is crucial. Under state law, assisted suicide is a fourthdegree felony. A two-day trial in the landmark case begins Wednesday in the Second Judicial District Court in Albuquerque. The doctors in the case are Katherine Morris, a surgical oncologist and researcher, and Aroop Mangalick, a practicing oncologist. “I have no wish to die of cancer,” Riggs said. “But if it does come to that, I want to be able to have the dying process reflect the way that I have lived. “Suicide is a choice between life and death,” Riggs added. “This is a choice about what kind of death. In terminal illness, you are going to die. That is not in question. The only question is how.” Physician aid in dying, as it is known among some medical and psychology associations, means a doctor is able to give a mentally competent, actively dying patient a prescription for medication. The patient chooses whether or not to take the drug that will end his or her life. “We are asking the court to decide that New Mexico’s antiquated, vague

Congress: Gridlock blamed for inaction

statute that makes a crime of assisted suicide doesn’t apply to a physician who gives a prescription to an actively dying patient so the patient can get pills and can achieve a peaceful death,” said Kathryn Tucker, legal affairs director for Compassion and Choices, which is representing the plaintiffs along with the ACLU of New Mexico. The state will argue there is no distinction between “assisted suicide” and “aid in dying” under the New Mexico Constitution, and that it is prohibited by law. The statute defines assisted suicide as “deliberately aiding another in the taking of his own life. Whoever commits assisting suicide is guilty of a fourth degree felony.” Aid in dying is legal in at least four states — Oregon, Washington, Vermont and Montana. It also is illegal in at least three states, Georgia, Idaho and Arkansas. The New Mexico Psychological Association filed a brief Tuesday in support of aid in dying. “Mental health professionals understand there is a stark and fundamental difference between assisted suicide and aid in dying,” Tucker said. Aid in dying and suicide are “fun-

damentally different psychological phenomena,” the association says in its brief. They “must be treated differently by the law for their patients to be able to get adequate psychological support at the end of life.” Among the differences, according to the brief: Those who choose suicide reject life; those who choose aid in dying embrace life and have exhausted all other medical interventions, the brief says. Suicidal patients don’t realize their condition can be treated, while patients seeking aid in dying have life-ending illnesses that can’t be cured. Suicidal patients are emotionally distraught and illogical, while patients seeking aid in dying understand they are dying and are logical in asking for help. And, finally, the brief states, suicide leaves family members “distraught, often destroyed and virtually always emotionally traumatized.” Aid in dying “brings families together and allows families to deal with grief.” Morris was an oncologist in Oregon for five years and aided patients under a law in that state called Death With Dignity. Giving terminally ill

patients the option of taking a medication to end their life gave them a sense of control and comfort, she said. “My patients have taught me that taking that control from them is doing harm in a different way,” Morris said. Ironically, she said, care for the terminally ill has improved since Oregon’s Death with Dignity law passed years ago. And many dying patients choose not to take the medication to end their life once they have it. She’s had three patients in New Mexico ask her about aid in dying, she said. She does not mention it unless they ask, and then she tells them it is not yet legal in the state. Riggs knows how she wants her death to play out if the cancer returns. “Like a lot of people, I prefer to die at home in a comfortable environment with friends and family,” Riggs said. “I want to communicate and share final goodbyes with people. I prefer not to be in terrible pain or linger on in a state of unconsciousness and have people around me have to go through that.” Riggs said most people who know she is involved in the case are supportive.

October. With weightier decisions pushed into 2014, many lobbyists say they doubt lawmakers can overcome partisan divisions before midterm elections where Republicans seek to retake control of the Senate and Democrats try to cut into the 232seat Republican House majority. Also, the immigration, trade, deficit-reduction and other matters must compete for time against a possible revision of the U.S. tax code and a multiyear highway bill that faces opposition from lawmakers backed by anti-tax tea party movement. Whether Congress will complete a revamp of immigration policy is very much in doubt, said Carl Guardino, president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. While the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration measure in June that included skilled-worker work visas benefiting technology companies, the House took no action this fall. “By delaying a solution and taking this into an election year, they’ve turned Mount Whitney into Mount Everest,” said Guardino, whose San Jose, Calif., group’s members include Intel Corp. and Apple Inc. California’s Whitney is the largest mountain in the contiguous 48 American states, yet less than half as tall as Everest, the world’s largest. The split-party gridlock that began after Republicans took control of the House in 2011 is creating uncertainty in the U.S. economy and for businesses, said Ed Yardeni, president and chief investment strategist at Yardeni Research Inc. “There was a time not long ago that gridlock was seen as a positive for the economy and for industry,” Yardeni said. “Gridlock was a sign of success in our political system, because it showed the system was in balance. But now the factions are so far apart and their differences so irreconcilable that it’s creating problems for the economy.” After three years of standoffs over the budget and the U.S. deficit, negotiators are now eying only a limited plan to ease some of the automatic cuts next year. That deal wouldn’t end uncertainty for holders of U.S. debt and for businesses, Yardeni said. Defense contractors receive signals about what weapons systems the government might buy from the separate annual defense authorization and defense appropriations measures, said Dan Stohr, a spokesman for the Aerospace Industries Association, which includes Lockheed Martin Corp. and General Dynamics Corp. as members. While Senate and House negotiators Monday reached agreement on a compromise Pentagon authorization bill that could pass by year’s end, defense firms still lack the kind of lawmaker consensus they need on specific expenditures in an appropriations bill, Stohr said. They also can’t be assured Congress will agree on new deficit-cutting targets, he said. “There are serious doubts about whether it could pass both houses,” Stohr said of a budget plan that would curtail some of the defensespending reductions. Randy Belote, a spokesman for General Dynamics, says the automatic cuts prevent the Falls Church, Va.-based weapons manufacturer from making decisions about staffing levels for specific programs, and the cuts will worsen matters. “While we began to see the impact in 2013, 2014 has all the earmarks of being horrible,” he said. “We’re imploring Congress to adopt a stable budget that we can work towards.” Other executives bemoan delays in advancing the biggest tax-code changes since 1986. Fred Smith, chief executive officer of FedEx Corp., says putting off a revamp off misses opportunities to help job creation and spur the economy. Some lobbyists say they see at least some chance to push legislation next year, particularly limited measures that could help cut red tape. The House in September passed legislation that streamlines the permitting and environmental reviews for mining projects, and Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are working on a version. Nancy Gravatt, a senior vice president at the National Mining Association, said that raises the prospects of changing the regulations next year. “It’s probably the bright spot,” Gravatt said.



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Obama hails Mandela as ‘great liberator’ President eulogizes anti-apartheid icon, tells world to carry on message of peace

Obama compared the South African leader to Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln.

By Alan Clendenning, Christopher Torchia and Jon Gambrell The Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG — Amid cheers and song for the prisoner who became peacemaker, President Barack Obama energized tens of thousands of spectators and nearly 100 visiting heads of state Tuesday with a plea for the world to emulate Nelson Mandela, “the last great liberator of the 20th century.” Obama’s eulogy was the rhetorical highlight of a memorial service in which South Africans celebrated Mandela’s life with singing and dancing, often during dignitaries’ speeches. They also booed their own president and were chided by a top government official who said: “Let’s not embarrass ourselves.” Lashing rain lent a freewheeling aspect to the memorial, with people taking shelter in the stadium’s wide hallways, where they sang anti-apartheid anthems from the 1970s and 1980s. Foul weather kept many away, and the 95,000-capacity stadium was only two-thirds full. Obama implored people to embrace Mandela’s universal message of peace and justice, comparing the South African leader to Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln. Mandela spent 27 years in prison under a racist regime, and promoted forgiveness and reconciliation when he was finally freed. “We will never see the likes of Nelson Mandela again,” Obama said. “But let me say to the young people of Africa, and young people around the world — you can make his life’s work

Africa’s last apartheid-era president, F.W. de Klerk, received the President Barack Obama Nobel Peace Prize. De Klerk, kisses Nelson Mandela’s a political rival who became widow Graça Machel during friends with Mandela, was also Tuesday’s memorial for Manin the stadium. dela in Soweto, South Africa. In his Nobel acceptance MATT DUNHAM/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS speech at the time, Mandela said: “We live with the hope next year. that as she battles to remake A dazzling mix of royalty, statesmen and celebrities was in herself, South Africa will be like a microcosm of the new world attendance. that is striving to be born.” Thabo Mbeki, who succeeded The rain was seen as a blessMandela as president, got a ing among many of South Afrirousing cheer as he entered the ca’s majority black population. President Barack Obama addresses the crowd gathered Tuesday at FNB Stadium to honor for- stands. French President Fran“Only great, great people mer South African president Nelson Mandela. EVAN VUCCI/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS çois Hollande and his predecesare memorialized with it,” said sor and rival, Nicolas Sarkozy, Harry Tshabalala, a driver for ter was the first of its kind with thunderous applause, and your own.” arrived together. the justice ministry. “Rain is life. between sitting U.S. and Cuban He hailed Mandela, who died many heads of state and other U.N. Secretary-General Ban This is perfect weather for us foreign dignitaries gave a stand- presidents since Bill Clinton Thursday at 95, as the unlikely Ki-moon waved and bowed to on this occasion.” and Fidel shook hands at the leader of a movement that gave ing ovation. spectators as he called Mandela People blew on vuvuzelas, U.N. in 2000. Obama pointed out that “potent voice to the claims of “one of our greatest teachers.” the plastic horn that was widely Other attending leaders “around the world today, men the oppressed and the moral “He taught by example. He used during the 2010 World Cup and women are still imprisoned criticized for their human rights sacrificed so much … for freenecessity of racial justice. “ soccer tournament in South for their political beliefs, and are records were Zimbabwe’s Rob“Born during World War I, dom and equality, for democAfrica, and sang songs from the ert Mugabe, Equatorial Guinea’s racy and justice,” Ban said. far from the corridors of power, still persecuted for what they era of the anti-apartheid strugTeodoro Obiang Nguema and look like, or how they worship, a boy raised herding cattle and Mandela’s widow, Graça gle decades earlier. Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh. or who they love.” tutored by the elders of his Machel, and his former wife, “It is a moment of sadness In contrast to the wild Among the heads of state Thembu tribe, Madiba would Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, celebrated by song and dance, applause given to Obama, South gave each other a long hug were some from countries emerge as the last great liberawhich is what we South AfriAfrican President Jacob Zuma tor of the 20th century,” Obama like Cuba that don’t hold fully before the ceremonies began. cans do,” said Xolisa Madywabe, was booed. Many South Afrisaid, referring to Mandela by his democratic elections. On the Actress Charlize Theron, CEO of a South African investcans are unhappy with Zuma way to the podium, Obama clan name. model Naomi Campbell and ment firm. shook hands with Cuban Presi- because of state corruption Obama, who like Mandela singer Bono were among the Mandela’s body will lie in dent Raul Castro, underscoring scandals, though his ruling Afri- celebrities paying final tribute. became the first black presistate for three days in Pretoria, can National Congress, once dent of his country, said he was a recent warming of relations Symbolically, Tuesday was once the seat of white power, led by Mandela, remains the between their countries. inspired by Mandela as a stuthe 20th anniversary of the before burial Sunday in his Obama and Castro’s encoun- front-runner ahead of elections day when Mandela and South rural childhood village of Qunu. dent. The speech was greeted

GM makes Kerry, Congress clash over nuclear deal with Iran historic CEO pick By Bradley Klapper The Associated Press

By Dee-ann Durbin and Tom Krisher The Associated Press

DETROIT — Mary Barra has spent the past three years as General Motors’ product chief, making cars that drive better, last longer and look good in showrooms. Now she will take on an even bigger job. On Tuesday, the board named the 33-year company veteran CEO, making her the first woman to lead a U.S. car company. Barra replaces Dan Akerson, who moved up retirement plans by several months to help his wife, Karin, battle advanced cancer. Akerson hinted at Barra’s promotion earlier this year when he told a women’s business group in Detroit that a “car gal” would someday run one of the Detroit Three automakers. But he made it clear Tuesday that she wasn’t picked because she’s a woman. “Mary’s one of the most gifted executives I’ve met in my career,” he said. When Barra starts her new job Jan. 15, she will lead a company that’s made nearly $20 billion since emerging from bankruptcy in 2010, much of it from the cars and trucks she helped develop. But she still faces challenges of paring down GM’s costs and winning over buyers in international markets such as India and South America. Akerson said the board unanimously picked Barra from several internal candidates because of the breadth of her experience, her management record, her people skills and her understanding of GM’s operations. “This is an executive who has a vision of where she wants to take the organization,” he said. Since February 2011, Barra has held what many say is the most important job at GM — senior vice president for global product development. She joined the company in 1980 as an engineering student and became a plant manager, executive director of engineering and head of human resources.

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration and Congress clashed Tuesday over the historic nuclear deal with Iran, exposing deep rifts over a U.S. pledge to refrain from any new sanctions over the next six months in exchange for concessions on enriching uranium. The disagreement could have broad consequences for the U.S. diplomatic effort to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. In his first congressional testimony since last month’s Geneva agreement, Secretary of State John Kerry defended the diplomacy as having halted and rolled back central elements of Iran’s nuclear program for the first time. He pleaded with Democrats and Republicans alike not to scuttle the chances of a peaceful resolution to a crisis that has regularly featured U.S. and Israeli threats of potential military action. “Let me be very clear: This is a very delicate moment and we have a chance to address peacefully one of the most







pressing national security concerns that the world faces today,” Kerry told the House Foreign Affairs Committee. “We’re at a crossroads. We’re at one of those really hinge points in history. One path could lead to an enduring resolution in the international community’s concerns about Iran’s nuclear program. The other path could lead to continued hostility and potentially to conflict.” Kerry’s appearance came as lawmakers increasingly threatened to undermine the six-month interim pact, which gives Iran $7 billion in sanctions relief over the next half-year in exchange for the Islamic republic’s neutralizing its higher-enriched uranium stockpiles, not adding any new centrifuges and ceasing work at a heavy water reactor that potentially could produce plutonium used in nuclear weapons. Sens. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and Mark Kirk, R-Ill., are close to completing a bill that would require the administration to certify every 30 days Iran’s adherence to the interim pact, according to legislative aides. Without that certification, the legisla-






tion would re-impose all sanctions and introduce new restrictions on Iran’s engineering, mining and construction industries. The legislation also calls for a global boycott of Iranian oil by 2015 if Iran fails to live up to the interim agreement. Foreign companies and banks violating the bans would be barred from doing business in the United States. However, Iran sanctions were left off a defense bill working its way through the Senate this week — much to the dismay of Republicans. “This is a rather transparent attempt to prevent a vote on enhanced Iran sanctions, so they’re trying to circumvent the Senate, pass major legislation, essentially without amendments,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said. In the House, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., is drafting separate legislation mapping out how a final deal with Iran should look, aides say. Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, warned any new commercial restrictions would kill the deal. “If Congress adopts sanctions, it shows







lack of seriousness and lack of a desire to achieve a resolution on the part of the United States,” Zarif told Time. “My parliament can also adopt various legislation that can go into effect if negotiations fail. But if we start doing that, I don’t think that we will be getting anywhere.” Kerry said new sanctions could also be viewed as a sign of bad faith by America’s negotiating partners — Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia. The United States is banking on them to enforce existing oil and financial restrictions on Tehran. “I don’t want to give the Iranians a public excuse to flout the agreement,” Kerry said. “It could lead our partners to think that we’re not an honest broker, and that we didn’t mean it when we said that sanctions were not an end in and of themselves but a tool to pressure the Iranians into a diplomatic solution.” Kerry’s assessment comes three days after President Barack Obama began to play down chances for success, telling a think-tank forum that he believed the odds of a comprehensive nuclear agreement next year are 50-50.







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Director Peter Jackson, left, during the filming of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Jackson hopes the film’s technology won’t overshadow the movie’s story when it is released Friday. WARNER BROS. PICTURES, JAMES FISHER/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Jackson stands by technology By Jake Coyle The Associated Press

NEW YORK as Peter Jackson reflected on the massive chunk of his life that he’s devoted to Hobbits? “You’re not going to make me, are you?” he winces. “It’s a long time. A long time.” The 52-year-old New Zealand director still has another movie to go, so he can be forgiven for not wanting to ponder too deeply the 16 years he’s already spent in the service of J.R.R. Tolkien. The latest installment, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, is his fifth Tolkien film (part two in the three-movie Hobbit prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy) and approximately hour 84 in the Middleearth saga. That may be a slight overestimate, but in any case, it’s been a lot of Orcs. The journey has largely been a smooth one. Each Lord of the Rings film was received rapturously, averaging about $1 billion a pop, and the trilogy culminated in the Oscar steamrolling of The Return of the King. But when Jackson turned his attention to Tolkien’s first book, The Hobbit, things got bumpier. He and New Line feuded over merchandising revenue from Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit was held up. Initially, Jackson was to executive produce with Guillermo del Toro directing a two-film adaptation, but after delays raged on, del Toro dropped out and Jackson returned to the director’s chair. When Jackson and Warner Bros. opted to make The Hobbit three films, a feeling of Hobbit overdose — and claims of overreaching — began to surround the project. The first film didn’t enjoy nearly as warm a response from critics or filmgoers. An Unexpected Journey made another $1 billion, but it was derided for its lengthy running time (182 minutes), its prolonged introduction of


Newsmakers Second man booked in Walker wreckage looting

Paul Walker

LOS ANGELES — A second man charged with stealing a piece of the car in which Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker died has surrendered. Authorities say 25-year-old Anthony Janow surrendered Tuesday at the San Fernando courthouse. Walker and driver Roger Rodas died Nov. 30 when their Porsche crashed in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita.

Barrymore is very busy juggling work and family

Drew Barrymore

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — “I’ll never complain about anything because I just know how lucky I am,” said Drew Barrymore. The 38-year-old actress and her husband, Will Kopelman, are expecting their second child. Their daughter, Olive, is 14 months old. Barrymore has taken a break from the big screen to focus on motherhood and various business ventures, which include Barrymore Wines; her production company, Flower Films; a new photography book, Find It in Everything; and her beauty brand for WalMart Stores Inc. The Associated Press


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6 p.m. on FAM Melissa & Joey Guess who’s coming for Christmas! Jaime Pressly (My Name Is Earl) guest stars in this new episode as Meredith, Mel’s (Melissa Joan Hart) incarcerated sister, who’s come home on furlough to spend the holidays with the kids (Taylor Spreitler, Nick Robinson). Joe (Joey Lawrence) isn’t happy about this, but Meredith doesn’t seem to notice in “A New Kind of Christmas.” 6:30 p.m. on FAM Baby Daddy Ben and Danny’s (JeanLuc Bilodeau, Derek Theler) quest to find the perfect toy for Emma (Mila and Zoey Beske) lands them in elf outfits. Riley and Tucker (Chelsea Kane, Tahj Mowry) pitch in to help Bonnie (Melissa Peterman) pull off the perfect holiday in the new episode “Emma’s First Christmas.” 9 p.m. on NBC Kelly Clarkson’s Cautionary Christmas Music Tale The Grammy winner and Season 1 American Idol victor stars in a musical special loosely based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, in which she learns some lessons about the holiday. Expect to see some special guest stars and hear songs from her sixth studio album and first Christmas release, Wrapped in Red.




characters and its innovative use of 48 frames-per-second, double the industry standard. Jackson had already broken new ground with technical effects like the motion-capture technique used to create the hobbit mutant Gollum, and he hailed the higher frame rate as the future of filmmaking — a sharper image that could attract moviegoers like 3-D had. But the 48 fps wasn’t well received. Critics said the film seemed overamplified and that the increased clarity yielded a discombobulating hyper-realism that contrasted poorly with the set design. With The Desolation of Smaug, Jackson hopes to be righting the Hobbit ship. But he’s resolutely sticking with 48 fps as the definitive way to see the movie: “It’s by far the best way to see it,” he says. Yet Jackson and Warner Bros. have declined to show film critics Jackson’s preferred version, instead only screening in advance the film in 24 frames-per-second. “I was part of that decision,” says Jackson. “We did feel that last year, we split focus in a way. People were reviewing the frame rate as well as reviewing the movie. I felt the technology dominated.” The director, though, says he’s also worked to improve how the higher frame rate feels. “I spent a lot of time in the color-grading room really putting my head into how we make the 48 not have a video feel,” says Jackson. “Some of the criticism of the 48 frames was not actually to do with the frame rate. It was to do with the fact that it felt like TV, like soap opera.” Moviegoers can see Desolation of Smaug in 24 or 48, as well as in 3-D. Warner Bros. is increasing the number of theaters showing the film in 48 fps: 750 theaters, up from 450 on the first Hobbit movie. Internationally, it will play in 2,500 theaters, an increase of more than 800 screens.

9 p.m. on CBS CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Russell (Ted Danson, pictured) and the team are on the case when a company’s extravagant holiday party — complete with live reindeer and real snow — is the scene of a murder. Elisabeth Shue, Paul Guilfoyle, George Eads and Jorja Fox also star in the new episode “The Lost Reindeer.” 9 p.m. on A&E Rodeo Girls Ride ’em, cowgirls! This new series captures the lives of five female barrel racers in and out of the rodeo ring. Some are veterans, others are just starting, but they all have something to prove. Former model Darcy wants to be taken seriously as a rider. Marvel is haunted by her wild past. Barb is getting back in the ring after two years away. Megan is a rookie who needs some wins under her belt. And Jessica is a young champ long on skills but short on funds.

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3:00 p.m. KOAT The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tom Hanks (Saving Mr. Banks); Andrew McCutchen. KRQE Dr. Phil KTFQ Casos de Familia KWBQ The Bill Cunningham Show KLUZ El Gordo y la Flaca KASY Jerry Springer CNN The Situation Room FNC The Five MSNBC The Ed Show 4:00 p.m. KOAT The Dr. Oz Show KTEL Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste KASY The Steve Wilkos Show Two men want to know which of them is Shannan’s son’s father. FNC Special Report With Bret Baier 5:00 p.m. KASA Steve Harvey Revenge porn; migraines; ways for mothers to improve their wardrobes;

reality-star qualities. KCHF The 700 Club KASY Maury FNC On the Record With Greta Van Susteren 6:00 p.m. CNN Anderson Cooper 360 FNC The O’Reilly Factor 7:00 p.m. CNN Piers Morgan Live MSNBC The Rachel Maddow Show 8:00 p.m. CNN AC 360 Later E! E! News FNC Hannity 9:00 p.m. FNC The O’Reilly Factor TBS Conan 10:00 p.m. KASA The Arsenio Hall Show KTEL Al Rojo Vivo CNN Piers Morgan Live TBS The Pete Holmes Show Guest Moshe Kasher. 10:30 p.m. TBS Conan 10:34 p.m. KOB The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Tyler Perry; Ken Jeong;

The Head and the Heart perform. 10:35 p.m. KRQE Late Show With David Letterman Emma Thompson; Josh Groban; Nick Lowe performs. 11:00 p.m. KNME Charlie Rose KOAT Jimmy Kimmel Live Ryan Seacrest; Bradley Whitford; Mac Miller performs. FNC Hannity 11:30 p.m. KASA Dish Nation 11:37 p.m. KRQE The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Comic Jim Gaffigan. 12:00 a.m. CNN AC 360 Later 12:02 a.m. KOAT Nightline 12:06 a.m. KOB Late Night With Jimmy Fallon 12:30 a.m. E! E! News 1:00 a.m. KASY The Trisha Goddard Show CNN Piers Morgan Live FNC Red Eye 1:06 a.m. KOB Last Call With Carson Daly

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 THE NEW MEXICAN


The West’s oldest newspaper, founded 1849 Robin M. Martin Owner


Unemployed: Go where the jobs are


lthough North America and Europe have finally emerged from the darkness of the global financial crisis, and although the stratospheric growth rates of Brazil, China and India have come down to Earth, the economies of the West still lag behind those in the rest of the world. That’s particularly the case when it comes to jobs. The unemployment rate in the United States, for example, remains stubbornly around 7 percent. In Chile, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mexico and South Korea, however, the official unemployment rate is way lower. Faster growth is key to high employment just as recessions produce dole queues. So here’s a novel solution to America’s problem: Move the people to where the jobs are. Exporting the unemployed may sound radical, even cruel, but the quest for jobs has been a driving force behind global migration — and population growth in the New World — for centuries. More than 55 million Europeans, many desperate and poor, migrated to the Americas between 1846 and 1940, for example — often with a “good riddance” from their home governments. And in the past few years, those movements have started up again. When crippling unemployment throttled Spain, some 30,000 Spaniards upped and moved to Argentina between June 2009 and November 2010. The Portuguese, meanwhile, beset by debt and slow growth at home, are heading to Brazil and oil-rich Angola. Between 2008 and 2011 alone, more than 1 percent of the Portuguese population moved to just that one African country. (In terms of relative population, that would be the same as 3 million Americans packing up and shipping off to their country’s ex-colony, the Philippines, in search of a better life.) But Americans haven’t been searching for a better life somewhere else on nearly the same scale. According to the State Department, only about 6.3 million U.S. citizens live abroad, or around 2 percent of the domestic population. In relative terms, that’s pathetic. About 5.5 million British people live permanently abroad, almost five times the U.S. level


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Police staffing good for city

I in per capita terms. Maybe they’re trying to escape the lousy weather, but it isn’t like Brits have natural advantages over Americans as travelers. British people are almost as bad at speaking other languages as Americans are, and in terms of haughty isolationism and disdain for foreigners, surely Brits are worse. (I’m allowed say this — I’m British.) So why shouldn’t America send out some huddled masses for once? Of course Americans want a young, employed workforce to help support their aging society as it pays for rising Medicare and Social Security bills, but it would be far better for everyone if they were employed abroad rather than sitting idly at home. And many of the country’s unemployed are demographically well placed for a change of scene precisely because they’re disproportionately young and footloose. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that, as of October 2013, the unemployment rate among those ages 16 to 19 was 22 percent; among those 20 to 24, it was 12.5 percent. Some might wonder, though: Would other countries really want America’s wastrel youth, with their lack of language skills and poor education? It is true that Gallup polls suggest only 14 percent of U.S.

citizens claim they can speak Spanish well enough to hold a conversation. Look at any other language and the numbers become truly dire. Around 4 percent can parler in French, and a little less than 3 percent sprechen Deutsch. And though teaching Mandarin to toddlers is now de rigueur in suburban nursery schools from Scarsdale, N.Y., to Santa Monica, Calif., fewer than 1 in 100 Americans can converse in China’s lingua franca. The good news is that English has official or special status in countries that are home to 2 billion people, and 1 in 4 of the world’s people speak English to some level of competence. And though it’s true that jobs are hardest to come by for the least educated Americans, it’s still not a pretty picture for recent grads. The unemployment rate for those ages 20 to 29 who had graduated from college in 2011 was 12.6 percent as of October 2011. But even young Americans who haven’t made it to university have received a quality of education considerably higher than that of most people in emerging economies. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development runs internationally comparable tests of student achievement at the high school level. The U.S. average score on the reading tests was

500. That’s behind South Korea (539), but it compares favorably with Brazil (412) and Panama (371). It’s even better than Portugal (489). So buck up, C students: You might still be an attractive addition to Brazilian firms looking for some English-speaking talent. And trust me, Rio de Janeiro isn’t a hardship post. So let’s help show young Americans the door by allowing the Peace Corps to offer short-term voluntary assignments and by expanding programs like the Fulbright that support academic study overseas. And let’s keep them abroad by abandoning the system that makes them pay taxes to the United States on top of the taxes they pay to their host countries. And why not encourage the portability of benefits from Medicare to Social Security? Or, thinking bigger, why not use the U.S.-EU trade talks to set up a trans-Atlantic visa-free zone? The free movement of labor has done wonders for Europe. It’s time Americans get on board. A more globalized U.S. workforce would be good for the unemployed, good for the country — and good for the world. Charles Kenny is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development.

t won’t last forever — but for this moment, the Santa Fe Police Department is fully staffed. As in, all open spots for police officers are filled, with 18 new recruits beginning this week and one more starting next week. With the hires, Santa Fe will have 166 police officers employed (not working all at once, of course) patrolling, investigating and ensuring public safety. Having enough officers means fewer overtime hours and less stress from overwork. A full staff means fewer cases lost from arrest to court. And importantly for a city that wants people to feel safe leaving their homes for the day, enough officers means more manpower available to investigate burglaries. Think of the increased revenue, too, from speeding and other traffic tickets. Drivers, put down those cellphones! Keeping enough officers has been a constant struggle for the city of Santa Fe. The last time the force was fully staffed was last May, but only for a week, until a number of longtime officers chose retirement. In September 2009, the department had but two vacancies, but that did not last long. There are reasons for vacancies, of course. Recent changes to the public retirement system in New Mexico made it advantageous for officers with enough years in the system to retire now, rather than later. Finding solid officer candidates is tough, too. As we have reported, half the applicants in August couldn’t meet physical requirements, while another 9 percent failed written or oral exams. Not just anyone off the street can qualify to become a police officer. Pay is always an issue, as is cost of living in Santa Fe. Police Chief Ray Rael is competing with Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and Hobbs for recruits. The chief deserves credit for focusing on recruiting enough officers to fill vacancies — especially because the department is asking to hire 10 more officers to deal with the city’s annexation of another 4,100 acres, with 13,000 residents. Starting in January, city officers and sheriff’s deputies will patrol the annexed areas, jointly, but by 2016, the city is on its own. A team — Lt. Sean Strahon and officers Matthew Trujillo and Lisa Champlin — has been beating the bushes for recruits. They are doing exemplary work. Recruiting is going so well, in fact, that the department has a waiting list of potential officers. That’s good news. With more recruits, it’s possible to be choosy about who becomes an officer. Now, the focus should expand to emphasize retention and training — that way, Santa Fe can keep and reward good officers, the kind of public servants who truly protect and serve the community they call home.

The past 100 years LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Reproductive health should be a woman’s right


s a young women stepping into adulthood, I want to live in a world where women have the right to choose what’s right for their bodies. I expect full control over my reproductive health. The debate in Albuquerque on late term abortion gave me hope, because 54 percent of voters were against banning late-term abortion. It’s not a matter of abortion but an issue of women’s rights. It’s important that women have a medically safe and legal environment to receive the procedure if necessary. Some women’s living situations are not suitable to raise a child. I respect others’ beliefs; yet, church and state should be separate. On a human level, we are all trying to do what we think is right. However, we have to leave it open to individual people to make their own decisions, as we can never truly experience what they might be going through. Natasha Debevec

Santa Fe

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A mother’s instinct Maybe Officer Elias Montoya, who fired the shots, didn’t know that there were children in the fleeing van, but the officer who bashed the windows with his baton certainly knew! The rash of officerinvolved shootings alone makes me really leery of police officers in general. I definitely would hesitate to tell a child, “The policeman is your friend!” Is he? I


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would probably have done exactly what the mother driving the van did — driving to where there were people. And in the future, should a “situation” arise, I most assuredly will do just that. Barbara A. Smith

Los Alamos

Too much preservation Could it be that we here in Santa Fe carry preserving our history a bit too far on occasion? A few years ago there was a shock absorber, smashing bump where the eastbound lane of Rodeo Road crossed the railroad tracks. After tearing up the tracks and installing new tracks for the New Mexico Rail Runner Express, that bump, although not quite as bad, was still there. Was that historic preservation or poor engineering? Ken Kurtz

Santa Fe

From The Santa Fe New Mexican: Dec. 11, 1913: The snow blockade on the Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek district railway was raised during the night. The rotary plows reached the marooned trains at sunset early last evening and a few hours later the rest of the line was clear sufficiently to bring the train to this city. All of the passengers were in comparatively good health, notwithstanding their week’s imprisonment, although several of them were suffering from severe colds. Dec. 11, 1963: Los Alamos — The U.S. Echo I satellite will be visible over Northern New Mexico for about 15 minutes each night until after Christmas. It will move from west to east in the Northern sky. Washington — The New Mexico-Pecos Valley Sugar Beet Association asked the Agriculture Department for a 50,000-ton sugar beet allotment for the 1966 growing season. The request raised to 299,000 tons the total allotments sought by the first six of an expected 33 applicants for allotments. The allotments come from the National Sugar Beet Acreage Reserve set up by the 1962 amendments to the Sugar Act. Under the 1962 law, passed after the Cuban sugar supply was cut off, the department can allocate additional acreage annually to produce 65,000 tons of beets primarily in new production areas. Dec. 11, 1988: Moscow — Rescuers pulled survivors out of earthquake-shattered buildings in Armenia, and the first Western planeloads of doctors, search dogs and medical supplies arrived Friday in an extraordinary world relief effort. A Soviet diplomat said 80,000 people were killed in the disaster in northwestern Armenia, a Caucasus republic. But the Kremlin said only that “thousands were killed, tens of thousands injured and hundreds of thousands of people are without shelter.”




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Local drama teacher detains burglary suspect Victim pinned down woman in yard until police arrived, despite threats, bribe offer By Chris Quintana

Jessica Ortiz

The New Mexican

Local drama teacher Chris Leslie said he didn’t let go of the woman he had caught breaking into his south-side home Saturday, despite her threats to stab

Jeanette Trinidad

him with a needle and infect him with AIDS. And he said he wasn’t interested in her sister’s offer to

give him cash if he’d release the woman he had pinned to the ground in his backyard. “I said, ‘No, she’s going to jail,’ ” Leslie said in a phone interview Tuesday. Santa Fe police officers soon arrived and arrested Jeanette Trinidad, 26, 6432 Vuelta Ventura, on charges of aggravated burglary, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy, as well as a probation violation. Records show that Trinidad’s sister, Jessica Ortiz, 25, 539½

Jack Leslie, 11, displays a window screen that a burglary suspect pried off Tuesday to gain entrance to his family’s Santa Fe home. His father, Chris Leslie, right, caught the suspect.

Bonita St., was arrested on charges of conspiracy, burglary and a parole violation. Both women have been convicted of residential burglary in previous cases, according to the New Mexico Courts’ online record system. Trinidad told police after she was arrested Saturday that she had broken into Leslie’s home to “support her drug habit.” Leslie, who runs the children’s


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County Shelter clinic offers critter care approves land-use measure By Phaedra Haywood The New Mexican

After several years of discussion, hundreds of public comments and thousands of adjustments to the language in a proposed new Santa Fe County land development code, commissioners unanimously approved the measure Tuesday following more than seven hours of debate. The Sustainable Land Use Code would provide a framework for implementing a land-use plan adopted in 2010. It governs lot sizes, wateruse requirements and road standards for future developments in the county, it lays out conditions for industries and home businesses, and it regulates dozens of other elements that would affect the pace and location of county growth. The re-examination of Santa Fe County’s land-use policies began in 2009 after an oildrilling company made moves to begin exploration in the Galisteo Basin. The company’s efforts put some area residents in a panic and highlighted the county’s lack of land-use regulations. The county’s general development plan was last revised in 1999. Preserving environmental, cultural and historical resources and requiring developers to shoulder the burden of providing infrastructure for their proposed developments were top priorities as the county drafted the new regulations. But balancing the rights of property owners with the need to protect and preserve the county’s land for future generations has not been easy. In the nearly five years since the rewrite began, activists and experts from dozens of special interest groups have weighed in on what the land-use plan and code should contain. The groups have not always agreed, which has led to hundreds, perhaps thousands, of changes to the documents over the years. Even in the final hours of discussion Tuesday, county commissioners were presented with more than 50 pages of possible amendments to consider. County residents with interest in specific rules under the code also filled the chambers to express their thoughts on topics ranging from the width of bike paths to road standards. And the number of horses that can be kept on a property without the landowner applying for a conditional-use permit was changed from six to 12 after dozens of horse owners urged commissioners to make the change. With approval for both the plan and code,

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Ginger Gates, left, lead technician at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Human Society’s Clare Eddy Thaw Animal Hospital, helps veterinarian Rachel Redd treat a Chihuahua last month. The dog had its leg amputated due to a fracture that had healed incorrectly. The animal hospital opened at the shelter complex in September. LUIS SÁNCHEZ SATURNO/THE NEW MEXICAN

New Caja del Rio Road facility strives to provide accessible veterinary services By Tom Sharpe The New Mexican


he veterinary hospital that recently opened for business at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society complex on Caja del Rio Road has a waiting room specially designed to keep dogs apart and an outdoor area where pets can drink from a recirculating water fountain. And while the facility was designed with pets in mind, the shelter also offers perks for pet owners — such as a credit-based payment program. The nearly 10,000-square-foot building was finished this summer with $3.7 million from the Brown Foundation and the Eugene V. and Clare Thaw Charitable Trust. Named for Clare Eddy Thaw, the wife of Eugene V. Thaw, 86, an art collector and philanthropist who has a home in Santa Fe, the animal hospital had a “soft opening” Sept. 24. The Clare Eddy Thaw Animal

Clara Eddy Thaw Animal Hospital, on the Caja del Rio Road campus of the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society, had a soft opening Sept. 24. The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. JANE PHILLIPS/THE NEW MEXICAN

Hospital is located between the animal shelter’s receiving building and adoption building. While the front part of the facility offers

veterinary services for the public, the back of the hospital serves as a clinic for shelter animals. Previously, the shelter clinic operated

out of a nearby trailer. Stray animals brought in by city or county animal control officers, or animals relinquished by their owners, are vetted and treated at the clinic. If they are healthy and well enough behaved to become pets, they are moved into the shelter’s adoption building. Evelyn Viechec, development manager for the Santa Fe animal shelter, said the initial grant from the foundations also paid for the first few months of operations at the veterinary hospital, but the goal is for the hospital to become self-sustaining — through veterinary fees paid by the public. There are four employees at the facility: veterinarian Rachel Redd, two veterinarian technicians and a receptionist. “We’re really trying to make veterinary services accessible to people who may not have found it accessible before,” Viechec said.

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Ethics board dismisses request to withhold Bushee’s campaign funds By Daniel J. Chacón The New Mexican

City Councilor and mayoral candidate Patti Bushee sits next to her lawyer, Christopher Graeser, during an Ethics and Campaign Review Board meeting Tuesday. Her former campaign manager, Tarin Nix, far right, filed a complaint accusing Bushee of violating the city’s public campaign finance code. JANE PHILLIPS/THE NEW MEXICAN

After publicly demanding that the city of Santa Fe withhold $60,000 in public funds from City Councilor Patti Bushee’s mayoral campaign, opposing candidate Javier Gonzales and former candidate Rebecca Wurzburger withdrew their request Tuesday. The withdrawal came after both Bushee and a member of the city’s Ethics and Campaign Review Board pointed out that Gonzales and Wurzburger’s demand for action by the board had been made through a letter

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emailed to the board chairman and to news media, but it was never filed on a standard complaint form available from the city clerk. The board voted to dismiss the request from Gonzales and Wurzburger, a city councilor who dropped out of the race Saturday. However, the board decided to move forward on a related but separate complaint by Bushee’s former campaign consultant, who accuses Bushee of violating the city’s public campaign finance code. The board plans to meet again Monday to determine whether that complaint has merit. If the board

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determines the complaint by Tarin Nix is “legally sufficient” and meets other criteria under the city code, the board would then set a schedule for hearing the complaint. Nix, Bushee’s former campaign manager, said in her complaint that Bushee gave her a $1,750 check from her personal account in June, before Bushee

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THE NEW MEXICAN Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Police notes Funeral services and memorials The Santa Fe Police Department is investigating the following reports: u Aaron Green, 31, 804 Alarid St., was arrested at 2:19 a.m. Monday on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting or obstructing an officer in the 1700 block of Paseo de Peralta. u A woman reported that a vehicle struck her in the 1200 block of Zepol Road between 10:30 and 10:59 p.m. Monday. The victim gave officers a description of the vehicle, but police hadn’t found it at the time the report was filed. u Someone entered an unlocked car parked in the 3700 block of Cerrillos Road and stole documents, a digital camera and a cellphone at about noon Monday. u Someone reportedly stole a GPS device in the 300 block of Kearny Avenue at 2:24 p.m. Monday. u Juan Arballo, 28, 9 Caminito Corto, was arrested in the 800 block of Camino Consuelo at 1:30 p.m. Monday on charges of burglary and possession of a controlled substance and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. u A woman reported that while she looking under her car’s hood at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the 1000 block of St. Francis Drive, a man stole her purse. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following reports: u Randy Martinez, 43, of Chimayó was arrested near U.S. 84/285 and booked into jail Monday on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, battery on a household member and false imprisonment. u Between Nov. 30 and Monday, burglars carried off a laptop computer, an iPad, several luxury-brand watches, a UNC National Championship Diamond Ring and other assorted silver jewelry, and a stereo system, all worth a combined total of $58,885, from a home on Arroyo Viejo . u Gayle Ortega, 25, 30 Avenida de Moreno, was arrested on a charge of bringing contraband into a place of imprisonment. A report said she appeared for electronic monitoring at the Santa Fe County jail, where staff found that she had two folding knives with her. She was later charged with failure to comply. u A manager at a hardware store in Pojoaque reported Monday that an employee stole about $700 from the store safe.

DWI arrests u Grady Flook, 59, 1954 Osage Ave., was arrested on a charge of aggravated DWI at 5:22 p.m. Monday in the 2600 block of Agua Fría Street. The report said someone observed that he had driven to a store and appeared drunk after he entered.

Speed SUVs u The Santa Fe Police Department listed the following locations for its mobile speed-enforcement vehicles: SUV No. 1 at Nava Elementary School from 7:25 to 8:15 a.m. and 2:10 to 2:55 p.m., and on Siringo Road between Botulph Road and St. Francis Drive at other times; SUV No. 2 at Chaparral Elementary School from 7:25 to 8:15 a.m. and 2:10 to 2:55 p.m., and on Rodeo Road between Galisteo Road and Camino Carlos Rey at other times; SUV No. 3 at Zia and Vo Tech roads.

Help lines Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families hotline: 800-473-5220 St. Elizabeth Shelter for men, women and children: 982-6611 Interfaith Community Shelter: 795-7494 Youth Emergency Shelter/ Youth Shelters: 438-0502 New Mexico suicide prevention hotline: 866-435-7166 Solace Crisis Treatment Center: 986-9111, 800-7217273 or TTY 471-1624

MAJOR BENJAMIN W. FRIEDMAN, (RET) SEPTEMBER 18, 1933 DECEMBER 9, 2013 On December 9, 2013, Benjamin William "Bill" Friedman transitioned from this earth into eternity. Bill had been fighting cancer for a good part of eight years and fought an honorable fight and stayed positive in spite of this merciless ongoing battle. Bill was born on September 18, 1933 in Wadsworth, Ohio. Upon graduation from High School, Bill enlisted in the United States Air Force and in 1955 graduated Officers’ Training School as a commissioned officer and pilot. Bill was a very active and productive member of the Montezuma Masonic Lodge #1, Eastern Star and a 33 ? of the Scottish Rite and York Rite Freemasonry appendant bodies as well as the Santa Fez Shriners for 50 years. Bill was also a member of the Santa Fe MOWW (Military of World Wars) organization and was instrumental in coordinating ROTC youth training camps. Bill was a participant for many years in the Santa Fe Artists Association and an accomplished artist in his own right. Bill was preceded in death by his wife Prim Friedman. Bill is survived by his daughter Lynn Chandler, pseudo son Jim Chandler, grandchildren Leslie Litke, Ryan Litke and Michael Chandler, and five great grandchildren. This wonderful man touched the lives and hearts of so many people in the Santa Fe community and the state of New Mexico and will always be loved and truly missed. Vaya con Dios "Wild Bill." Donations can be made "in Memory of Bill Friedman" to: Santa Fez Shriners and Memo: Children’s Hospital Donation or Montezuma Lodge #1 Memo: Building Fund and send to: Montezuma Lodge #1, 431 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 Interment service on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at the National Cemetery. Fellowship to follow at the Montezuma Masonic Lodge #1 (431 Paseo de Peralta) after the service at 10:00 a.m.

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JOE BEARD OCTOBER 26, 1924 - DECEMBER 6, 2013 Myron Joseph ("Joe") Beard passed away Friday, December 6, 2013 at the El Castillo Retirement Community after a brief illness. Joe was born on October 26, 1924 near Santa Fe to Earl and Lutie Beard in a small adobe house that his father built while homesteading near the New Mexico Penitentiary. One fear his mother had was that the cows would hurt the boys. One day she got quite a start when she saw Joe crawl into the corral with the cows. He was OK. When Joe was about 5 years old, his family moved to Santa Fe so that he and his brother could attend school. His teen years were filled with adventure. Joe left school at 15 and began his wanderings throughout the West taking on numerous jobs. One of his jobs was working on a combine crew, moving around working on different fields and sleeping in barns. When the combining was done, he went to Clovis and worked on an airfield tamping down dirt by hand. Other jobs included running a rock crusher machine, working on the railroad by driving trucks and hauling dynamite. Another job was working on a farm milking cows, hauling grain, and pitching hay. Joe had many memories from those jobs that he easily shared with his friends at El Castillo. Joe volunteered for the Navy in July 1943 and attended boot camp in Norfolk, Virginia. He served in both Europe and the Pacific. While on break during World War II, Joe liked to call telephone operators just to have someone to talk to. During one of those calls he met Ava and one conversation turned into two, then three and finally more. They carried on a long distance relationship after he returned to the war. Joe and Ava were married on April 3, 1946 in San Diego just after his ship docked. At a party in Santa Fe following their wedding, Joe was required by his friends to take Ava in a wheelbarrow around the Plaza. That was probably the most exciting ride she ever experienced! They had 63 years of blissful life together always at each other’s side. After returning to Santa Fe from the war, Joe worked as a mechanic at a number of Santa Fe automobile dealerships, finally being employed by Santa Fe Motors. He worked there for 32 years, serving much of that time as service manager. During this time he was involved in numerous local chapters of national and international civic groups including Civitan (president), Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce, the Lions Club International (president) and the Masons. Joe was a dedicated member of St. Johns United Methodist Church. Over the years he contributed to the church through his volunteer work and membership on many committees. Joe and Ava were members of the Nomad Sunday School Class which brought both of them spiritual and personal joy. For over 20 years, Joe and Ava sponsored international students for from two weeks to a year at a time. The students came from all over the world including Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Australia, India, Brazil, Columbia and Ecuador. In addition for several years, Joe volunteered with Ava, welcoming tourists at the Bienvenidos booth on the Plaza. Through the years he and Ava would plan trips somewhere in the world. Together they traveled to the countries in South America of Brazil, Ecuador, and Columbia; and the countries in Europe of England, Germany, Greece, Russia, Sweden, Ireland, Norway, and Denmark. On his last overseas trip he accompanied his son, Myron, to Argentina. With that trip, Joe had gone from Canada, the northernmost North American country, to Argentina, the southernmost South American country. He was really proud of this. With Ava, Joe relished planning and holding parties at their house each year. Often the parties would have a theme, such as Halloween, potlucks, and movie nights when popcorn was served and movies would be shown. Joe loved serving as the bar tender. Joe is survived by his two sons: Myron of Denver, CO and Michael of Colorado Springs, CO; four grandsons: Steven, David, Andrew, and Matthew; and two brothers: Jesse of Farmington, NM and Neil of Las Cruces, NM. He will be dearly missed by family and friends alike. Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, December 14 at St. John’s United Methodist Church at 1200 Old Pecos Trail.

DEMOSTHENES JAMES LEGITS Demosthenes James Legits, 83, passed away December 4, 2013. A lifelong resident of Santa Fe, he was born December 21, 1929, the son of John D. and Carmen "Nellie" (Sena) Legits. He was well-known in the community, and will be missed by his family and friends. Demosthenes was preceded in death by his parents, John and Nellie Legits and his two brothers, John and Ted Legits (Annie). He is survived by his three sisters: Katherine Gonzales (Tony), Mary Elizabeth Ladue (Bob), and Venus Stafford; five children: David Legits, John Legits, Diane Villa (Lorenz), Robert Legits (Susan), and Walter Legits (Ellie); twelve grandchildren: John Villa (Kyliah), Daniel Villa (Marina), James Villa (Ivy), Kathryn Villa, Aaron Legits, Kristopher Legits, Ryan Legits, Steven Legits, Ashley Gardner (Daynon), Damryn Legits, Ethan Legits (Tia), and Lissy Legits; and fifteen great-grandchildren: Samantha Villa, Andreu Villa, Silas Villa, Sophia Villa, Amanda Villa, Muguel Villa, Francesca Villa, Cordelia Villa, Mercy Villa, Cecilia Villa, Simon Villa, Felix Villa, Faren Gardner, Mara Gardner, and Brooke Legits. An open house in honor of his memory will be held by the family at the Elks Lodge, 1615 Old Pecos Trail, on Saturday, December 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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VANESSA JESSICA MARTINEZ Vanessa Jessica Martinez, age 30. A resident of Santa Fe, NM lost her battle to cancer on Saturday, December 7, 2013. She was born in Lamy, NM on February 27, 1983. She is preceded in death by her baby sister Jasmine Martinez, grandparents Victor and Antonia Saldana. Vanessa is survived by her companion Josh Racicot, daughter Serenity Racicot, father Victor "Vic" Martinez, stepmother Rita Gonzales-Martinez, and sisters Denise Ortiz Patron from Las Vegas, NM, Amanda Li Martinez from Santa Fe, niece Denekqwa Patron, also survived by Josh’s parents Tim and Lorraine Racicot and family. Vanessa was a 2001 graduate from Santa Fe High School. She was employed with the NMDOT for 5 years in which she worked with the Records Unit. Vanessa and Josh moved to Laughlin Nevada in 2007 and lived there for 5 years. Vanessa enjoyed baking, swimming, music and quiet days relaxing watching movies with Josh, Serenity and her cat "shadow". She also enjoyed hanging out at the softball fields watching her dad play softball. Vanessa will be greatly missed by all who knew her and whose hearts she touched. Please visit for online condolences. Rosary and funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2013 in Santa Fe, New Mexico at San Isidro Catholic Community Center, 3552 Agua Fria St. Rosary will begin at 11 a.m., with the funeral mass to follow at 12 noon. Funeral arrangements for Vanessa have been entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home, 801 Douglas Avenue in Las Vegas, NM (505) 425-6551

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No memory of having starred atones for later disregard, or keeps the end from being hard.

Our Dear Daddy this totally reminds me of what we all know to be about you. "Those we Love Don’t go away,They walk beside us every day. Unseen, Unheard, but always near, Still Loved, Still Missed and Forever, Forever Dear!!!!" Happy Birthday Daddy!! We love and miss you so very much!!!!!

- Robert Frost

Gibo, Lydia, JoAnn, Donald, Teresa, Mike & Families

LUCY MARIE THOMPSON IN LOVING MEMORY OF NOVEMBER 30, 1951 DECEMBER 11, 2008 Beloved daughter, sister, aunt, niece and true friend. It’s been 5 years since you left us so tragically. Everyday we miss so much the sparkle in your eyes, your laugh, and your unconditional love. We have you forever in our hearts and are grateful for the years God blessed us with your presence.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013 THE NEW MEXICAN


Dems say nonprofit coordinating with governor’s campaign By Steve Terrell The New Mexican

The state Democratic Party is asking the Internal Revenue Service to investigate a nonprofit that has run ads supporting the policies of Gov. Susana Martinez. The party claims the organization is illegally coordinating with the Republican governor’s re-election campaign. New Mexico Competes, a nonprofit “public policy and social welfare organization,” in recent months has run radio ads praising Martinez’s handling of the shake-up in the state’s behavioral health system, and has mailed a flier attacking Albuquerque Public Schools Superin-

tendent Winston Brooks for his opposition to some of Martinez’s education policies. Whether there is validity to the complaint — and whether or not the IRS actually investigates — the accusations against New Mexico Competes are indicative of the rising role of nonprofits, super-PACs and other independent groups spending money in New Mexico politics. Martinez’s political consultant, Jay McCleskey, said Tuesday that neither he, nor the governor nor her political committee had anything to do with forming New Mexico Competes and does not control its activities.


In a letter to the IRS on Tuesday, state Democratic Party Chairman Sam Bregman claimed New Mexico Competes “is illegally coordinating with and attempting to conceal campaign contributions on behalf of New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez with the intent of violating New Mexico law limiting campaign contributions to candidates.” As a nonprofit organization, New Mexico Competes legally does not have to reveal its donors. Although New Mexico Competes’ radio ads and mailer strive to make people think more favorably of Martinez — and less favorably of her critics — neither directly asks anyone to vote for

her or against anyone else. The behavioral health spot asks listeners to contact Martinez to express their support, while the Brooks mailer asks recipients to call Brooks and tell him “to take down his roadblocks.” As evidence, Bregman cited a recent article in The National Journal about McCleskey. The article “reported that Andrea Goff, the former finance director of Susana Martinez’s campaign and of Susana PAC, Governor Martinez’s political action committee, that Gov. Martinez, ‘specifically told her that McCleskey was launching’ New Mexico Competes Inc.” Sara Lister, executive director of the nonprofit, said in a written statement,

“New Mexico Competes will file its 990 with the IRS at the appropriate time. New Mexico Competes operates as a non-partisan 501c4 organization, and has engaged in educating New Mexicans about important issues related to New Mexico’s economy and schools, and helping New Mexicans engage in their future by conducting voter registration. We do not advocate for or against the election of any public official, and we look forward to continuing to engage New Mexico citizens.” Contact Steve Terrell at sterrell@ Read his political blog at

Land: Two steps left before code takes effect Continued from Page B-1 the massive task of reconsidering the spirit and letter of the county laws is nearly finished. But the code won’t go into effect until two more steps are complete: the adoption of a zoning map and a development fee schedule. Officials expect those

tasks to take at least a few more months. Once those documents are in place, landowners and developers in Santa Fe County will begin working within the confines of the new rules. But even then, the new rules are not set in stone. Indeed, an amendment proposed by Commissioner Robert Anaya on Tues-

day and approved unanimously by the commission requires the 400-plus-page code to be reviewed upon the adoption of the zoning map, with additional reviews six and 12 months afterward. Contact Phaedra Haywood at 986-3068 or

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Jerome Martinez, right, and Isaac Petra, both with the city of Santa Fe Parks Division, put up garland on Palace Avenue on Tuesday. LUIS SÁNCHEZ SATURNO/THE NEW MEXICAN

Detains: Boy’s help led police to driver and arrested Trinidad, he said. Ortiz had fled the scene in her theater company Pandemonium car, but not before Leslie’s son, Productions, in addition to teach- Jack, 11, wrote down her license ing at a local school, said he plate number and a description and his 11-year-old son had just of the car, which he provided to returned home from Christmas officers. Westervelt said officers tree hunting when he saw some- later stopped and arrested Ortiz, one in a hooded sweater leave his based on the information prohouse through a back window. vided by Jack. The woman was carrying a back“He thought that was pretty pack, he said. cool,” Leslie said. Leslie’s fight-or-flight instinct The backpack the woman had hit him hard, he said, so he been carrying belonged to Lesinstructed his son to call 911 lie’s son. It had been stuffed with while he trailed the intruder into a video game console, accesthe backyard, grabbed her by the sories, a class ring, a silver bowl, shoulder and managed to pin her pocket knives and an Apple against his pickup. laptop computer, all taken from He said he shouted at her to the family’s home, he said. It also empty her pockets, but she kept contained his son’s homework. flailing, so he tripped her and While Leslie emerged uninheld her against the ground. jured, Santa Fe police spokesLeslie said the woman then woman Celina Westervelt said started demanding he release police don’t recommend that citiher and tried reaching for a zens confront burglars. Instead, cellphone. She then threatened she said, the best practice is to be to “stab him with a needle and a good witness and take note of give him AIDS,” said Leslie, who details that could set the criminal noted that he had held the wom- apart from the general populaan’s hands behind her back. tion. During the physical confrontaSince the incident, Leslie said, tion, the woman’s sister drove he has become more vigilant up, got out of her car and yelled — he takes his laptop computer for Leslie to leave Trinidad alone, with him everywhere — but is Leslie said. Ortiz then said, “I’ll otherwise unfazed. give you money. Just let her go,” “People work hard for the according to Leslie’s statement things they have and the places to police. they live,” he said. “We’re really Trinidad later told police that lucky and fortunate that we came she had called for her sister’s home at that moment. A minute help. later, she would have been gone.” While waiting for police to arrive, Leslie said, his neighbor, a Contact Chris Quintana at Vietnam veteran, came to his aid. 986-3093 or cquintana@ Police arrived within minutes

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Care: Designed with pets, people in mind wait with their dogs. There’s Continued from Page B-1 even a rock sculpture with a “Some have had to give up or recirculating water fountain have an animal euthanized just where dogs can get a drink. because they couldn’t afford vet Dogs and cats make up the services. … lion’s share of animals at the “Our prices are competitive shelter, but it also has sheltered to everyone else’s in town,” she other pets, such as gerbils, hamadded, “but we offer ‘care credit’ sters, rabbits and snakes. … where people do not have Still unoccupied at the anito pay a huge chunk of money mal hospital is a second-floor upfront, which is always the apartment, which has a window issue if you’re struggling finanlooking down into the interior cially and your animal gets hit of the clinic. by a car or gets sick.” “We are planning to have vet In the lobby of the animal students come and stay with us hospital, benches are set up for internships,” Viechec said. to keep pets separated. “It’s “That’s one way we can reduce designed so that animals can the costs, by having interns help kind of be in their individual us out.” group areas and not interact Currently, no one stays overmuch,” Viechec said. “A lot of night at the facility, even when dogs meeting head-to-head can there are animals in the clinic cause a lot of issues, so a lot of and hospital, but Viechec said thought went into it, trying to staff members stay late and begin make it so that dogs can be a arriving at 7 a.m. most days. little isolated from each other.” Off to the side is a fenced Contact Tom Sharpe at 986-3080 outdoor area, where people can or

decided to seek public funding for her campaign. In November, Bushee’s campaign asked Nix to “swap checks” so the payment could be noted as coming from Bushee’s socalled seed money account under the public financing system. Nix, who attended Tuesday’s meeting, declined to comment. Bushee, who sat behind Nix and who has denied any wrongdoing, also declined to comment after the meeting. The board spent most of its meeting Tuesday discussing the “petition” filed by Gonzales and Wurzburger, who on Dec. 4 had asked board members to “immediately reverse” the city clerk on her plans to provide Bushee with public funds, noting what they called the “serious allegations of campaign violations” by Nix. Board Vice Chairman Roderick Thompson questioned whether the Gonzales/ Wurzburger request was even valid. The

board has standardized complaint forms that are sworn affidavits, he said, and Gonzales and Wurzburger instead issued an open letter. “In my opinion, just looking at this, we don’t have a complaint,” he said. Thompson also questioned whether Wurzburger qualified as an “aggrieved party,” noting that “Ms. Wurzburger is no longer a candidate. How can she be aggrieved by this?” Chairman Justin Miller said he wanted to hear public comment before the board took any action. Wurzburger spoke first, saying she was withdrawing her request so the board could deal with the “real issues” in the complaint against Bushee. Gonzales told the board he agreed with Wurzburger’s decision to withdraw the petition and asked the board to consider the “underlying issues.” “This issue has always been, certainly for me, an issue of transparency and assuring that rules that have been laid out by the city

regarding qualifying for public finance were properly followed,” Gonzales said. Former City Councilor Steven Farber, an attorney, chastised Gonzales and Wurzburger. “It’s quite ironic to hear two people come forward and say that they are interested in making sure that the rules are followed when they themselves did not follow the rules,” Farber said. “It being apparent that they did not follow the rules, they’re left with a situation to try and save face in their publicity stunt, and that’s what I think it was.” In a written response to the board regarding Gonzales and Wurzburger’s request, Bushee had said their “open letter petition” should be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. “The ‘open letter’ is legally insufficient,” she wrote, “and the Board lacks jurisdiction to hear it because it is not lawfully before the Board.” Contact Daniel J. Chacón at 986-3089 or

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ANNOUNCING SPRING AUDITIONS FOR THE SANTA FE SYMPHONY CHORUS On Tuesday January 28th, the Santa Fe Symphony Chorus (Linda Raney, Choral Director) will be holding vocal auditions for Contract singers and Volunteer singers. There are openings for all vocal sections, especially Tenor and Bass. This Spring, works by Beethoven, Borodin and Vivaldi will be performed. Please call the Symphony Office at 505-983-3530 for more information and to schedule your audition. Come join us, and sing in concert with the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus!

7TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, Saturday December 14, 2013. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm San Ildefonso Pueblo, gymnasium **Free Admission**. Take SR 502, 6 miles west of Cities of Gold Casino to San Ildefonso Pueblo. Roberta Trujillo, 505670-6732.

FESTIVE OPEN HOUSE WITH CHRISTMAS MUSIC. The Priest and Parish of St. Juliana of Lazarevo Russian Orthodox Church invite neighbors and community to a festive gathering for Russian tea, holiday food,

conversation, liturgical music by the choir, and familiar Carols. 4:00 to 6:00 pm, Saturday, December 14, 2013. Parish Hall and Church, 3877-a West Alameda, Santa Fe.

UNDERSTANDING LONGTERM CARE – presented by Peter Murphy, Retirement & Estate Planning Specialist. This FREE two hour seminar is offered at Garrett’s Desert Inn, 311 Old Santa Fe Trail, on Thursday, December 12th at 6 p.m. We will define Long-Term Care, and study the facts and statistics affecting our aging population. You will learn what Long-Term Care needs Medicare will and will not cover, and what alternatives exist to fund these expenses. This seminar will help you determine if you need a Long-Term Care policy and the differences between them. Call 505216-0838 or email Register. to RSVP.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR MEDICARE OPTIONS – presented by Peter Murphy, Retirement & Estate Planning Specialist. This informative two hour seminar covers Medicare Part A through Part D, including Medicare supplemental insurance

plan options. This FREE Educational Workshop is offered to the public on Wednesday, December 11th, 6pm at Garrett’s Desert Inn, 311 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe. RSVP is required. Call 505-216-0838 or email to register.

COMPASSIONATE CHRISTMAS GIFTS: Give Hope, Love, and Peace. United Church offers gifts that care for those in need and the environment: a backpack for a child at Solace Crisis Ctr.; phone card for client of Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families; lodging at St. Elizabeth Shelter; disaster relief blanket for the Philippines; books for elementary students, support for Children's Creation Care Garden, etc. Certificates explaining your gifts offered. Also available: Equal Exchange Coffee/Chocolate and the book Animal Companions, Animal People (benefits Pastoral Counseling Center). Sundays 8:00 to 1:00, weekdays 9:00 to 5:00, or online at 1804 Arroyo Chamiso (at St. Michael's) 988-3295.

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Man seeks assistance Council candidate faces ethics complaint to get hot water again By Daniel J. Chacón The New Mexican

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Santa Fe City Council candidate Joseph Maestas failed to report more than $600 in campaign expenses, prompting another complaint against a candidate by an election opponent under the city’s relatively new public campaign finance code. Maestas said Tuesday he thought he was in compliance with the code when he filed his campaign statements with the City Clerk’s Office. “There has been no willful intent to circumvent the rules or disguise or hide any expenditures,” said the former Española mayor, who is seeking election in the Santa Fe City Council’s southeastside District 2. Maestas said he didn’t



inn, who is 68 and living on a limited income, hasn’t had hot water since November. He is asking for $678.95 to get his hot water turned on again. This local resident is just one Donations of many community members u Anonymous (10), $3,280 asking for help from The New u Patricia Assimakis, $100 Mexican’s Empty Stocking Fund. u Florence H. Ault, $200 u Anne E. Beckett, $250 uuu u Judith P. Beery, $100 The Empty Stocking Fund is u Timothy P. Cannon, $100 a project of The Santa Fe New u Tom and June Catron, $250 Mexican. The Santa Fe Comu Joe and Ronnie Cohen, $50 munity Foundation, The First u Quarrier and Philip Cook, National Bank of Santa Fe, The Salvation Army and Presbyterian $1,000 u Stephan and Claire Dobyns, Medical Services donate ser$250 vices to jointly administer the u Carlos and Barbara Duno, $100 Empty Stocking Fund. Watch for daily stories featur- u Gussie Fauntleroy, $25 ing requests from local residents u Roberts and Jennifer French, in The Santa Fe New Mexican. $100 The names of the applicants u Barbara and Bob Gallatin, $200 have been changed in the stou Victor and Nellie Garcia, $50 ries to protect their privacy. The u Sarah and Dick Haber, $50 information from the initial appli- u Allen Hartford, $50 cation will be verified if the appliu M.E. Konzen and Pamela cant is selected for assistance. Hyde, $100 By Chris Quintana The New Mexican u Robert and Beverly Jones, $100 To donate u Dayton Lummis, $100 Make your tax-deductible Police say a drunken driver donation online at www.santafe- u Beverly and Mike Morris, $300 in an SUV rear-ended a sedan u Riette L. Mugleston, $100 two children and u Tony and Elizabeth Musgrave, ing or you may mail a check to: a woman at about 3:20 p.m. in memory of Elizabeth MusThe New Mexican’s Empty grave Olson, $200 Monday at Calle Atajo and Stocking Fund c/o The Santa Fe Airport Road — and then fled Community Foundation, P.O. Box u Margaret K. Norton, $50 1827, Santa Fe, NM 87504-1827. u Janet and Carlos Ortiz, in the scene. memory of all deceased New If you can provide a needed Santa Fe Police DepartMexico military veterans, $500 service such as roofing, car ment spokeswoman Celina repairs or home repairs, contact u Janet Ortiz, in memory of Westervelt said Tuesday that Roberta at Presbyterian Medical Joseph L. Becker, $175 a witness followed the driver, Services, 983-8968. u Beau and Pearl Pinkerton, $250 which led to the arrest of If you can contribute food, u Michele Plourde, $100 38-year-old Anthony Jimenez. clothing, toys, housewares or u Steve Joseph and Beth Preble, Officers said the woman furniture in good condition, or in honor of Viola Fisher, $100 driving the sedan had a spinal other items or services, please u Fred and Barbara Raznick, $100 condition that was aggravated contact The Salvation Army, u George Schwimmer, Ph.D, $20 988-8054. by the crash and that a 6-yearu Jack and Peggy Seigel, $150 old passenger received a bump u Roger Sims, $500 To apply on the head. Complete your application for u Marian Vandersys, in honor of Westervelt said the two vicassistance online at www.santa- Floyd Lujan, $50 tims were recovering Tuesday u Ronnie, Joyce, Wesley and evening, and that the second Bradley Vaughan, $100 stocking. child passenger wasn’t seriu David and Elizabeth Vlaming, Applicants who do not have ously injured. Officers wrote $100 access to a computer can comthat the sedan sustained “disu Birgitte Ginge and Madeline plete an application online at abling damage to its left rear” several public libraries and busi- Williamson, in memory of and had to be towed from the Joseph L. Becker, $50 nesses free of charge: scene. Santa Fe Public Library: u Leah Popp and Barak Wolff, u Main Library, 145 Washing- $200 Officers stopped Jimenez on ton Ave. u Beverly and John Young, $100 Governor Miles Road, blocks u La Farge Branch Library, u Nolan and Patricia Zisman, $50 from the crash site. The arrest1730 Llano St. Cumulative total: $48,640 ing officer wrote that Jimenez u Southside Branch Library. 6599 Jaguar Drive New Mexico Work Force Connection: 301 W. DeVargas St. Hopewell Center: 1800 Espinacitas St. Presbyterian Medical SerEvaluate the Water vices: 1409 2nd St. Quality Before You All applications must be received by 5 p.m. Friday to be Buy the Property! considered by the Empty StockF I L T E R S Y S T E M S Well Water Lab Analysis ing Fund Committee. The Empty Stocking Fund will consider & Expert Test Result Interpretation every applicant who meets the 933 Baca St 471-9036 Serving Santa Fe for 25 Years eligibility criteria, without regard to race, creed, place or country of origin, age, disability, ethnicity, color, gender identity, marital status or sexual orientation. INC. Applicants must provide a social security number or their request will not be funded.

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report expenses for a $139.62 robocall to potential voters and $462.24 in banners and placards because the Joseph invoices were Maestas billed to his campaign manager, who hasn’t yet charged Maestas or his campaign. The placards and one of the banners were purchased in July, and another banner and the robocall were purchased in September, he said. “In retrospect, I should have included each expense in our seed money expenditure report regardless of the billing circumstances,” he said. “This is a lesson learned, and I take full responsibility.” Council candidates are

allowed to collect — and spend — up to $1,500 in so-called seed money contributions to qualify for $15,000 in public financing. In his campaign filings, Maestas reported spending the entire $1,500. But he didn’t report buying signs, including a large banner that he had installed in the bed of his pickup, which caught the attention of another District 2 candidate, Jeff Green. On Monday, Green filed a complaint against Maestas with the city’s Ethics and Campaign Review Board. Green said in the complaint that he observed Maestas using campaign signs but that payment for them wasn’t included in his campaign filings. “That missing payment would put the candidate above the $1,500 limit in expenditures,” Green wrote in his complaint. Maestas said he intends

to pay the vendors after he receives their invoices and will “fully disclose” the expenses in his next campaign expense report. But Green, who tried to qualify for public financing but failed, said Maestas had an “unfair advantage” by making expenditures from a source other than seed money contributions, which the code prohibits. “It’s substantive because public financing has certain rules, and one of these rules is that there’s a limit on expenditures, and you have to report your expenditures,” he said. After he is served with the formal complaint, Maestas has 10 business days to file a response. Contact Daniel J. Chacón at 986-3089 or dchacon@

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and ordered him to attend DWI school and install an ignition interlock for a period of time. Records also show he was charged with drunken driving in Santa Fe Municipal Court in 1994 and 2001, but those charges were listed as later “disposed.”






test, Jimenez recorded a blood alcohol level of 0.10 and 0.09. The legal limit for drivers is 0.08. According to New Mexico Courts’ online records, the Santa Fe Magistrate Court found Jimenez guilty of driving under the influence in 2008,



“was not cooperative” and was handcuffed by officers. He was arrested on charges of drunken driving, driving with a revoked Anthony or suspended Jimenez license, an open container violation, failure to give information and render aid, and two counts related to an accident involving injury. At the time of his arrest, Jimenez told officers that he wasn’t driving the SUV. During a police interview, officers reported, Jimenez gave different names when asked who was driving the vehicle. Officers reported finding an empty 16-ounce Icehouse beer can and an empty 50-milliliter bottle of Yukon Jack Canadian whisky in the SUV that Jimenez had been driving. In a breath



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Hits to head still prevalent in NFL By Eddie Pells and Nancy Armour The Associated Press

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, center, suffered a season-ending knee injury Sunday when he took a low hit from Cleveland Browns safety T.J. Ward, below. No penalty was called. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO

Almost once a game, an NFL player absorbs an illegal blow to the head or neck that could put his career — or worse — at risk. The NFL has been trying to prevent such blows over the past four years, targeting improper technique and making a point to penalize and fine players for hits that leave them and their opponents vulnerable. Yet an Associated Press review of penalties through the first 11 weeks of the season found those hits are still prevalent. The AP reviewed 549 penalties, 491 of which fell under the category of major infractions: unnecessary roughness, unsportsmanlike conduct, roughing the passer, face masks and roughing the quarterback. Of the penalties charted over the first 162 games of the season, the AP identified 156 involving contact with the head and neck

— an average of .962 per game. Of those, 38 were for head-wrenching face masks, 25 were for horse collars and 93 were for hits to the head. Quarterbacks (40) and receivers (38) shared the brunt of those hits almost equally, with players at other positions absorbing the other 15 blows. The numbers can be interpreted a variety of ways. The league declined comment, though it made a statement of sorts in the offseason when it decided against the 5 percent hike in minimum fines, as allowed for in the union contract, after determining players were adjusting to the rules. A sentiment among the players the AP spoke to on offense was that they appreciate all the NFL has done to protect them. But, in the words of Titans running back Chris Johnson, they know that “sometimes you just can’t control where you hit somebody.” Defensive players acknowledged they

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Full steam ahead Lobos head to College Cup, have shot at national championship By Will Webber

ALBUQUERQUE hile most of the state comes to grips with the idea of The University of New Mexico reaching the men’s soccer version of the Final Four, Lobos head coach Jeremy Fishbein finds his team is exactly where it belongs year in and year out. Recently told that reaching the College Cup is a once in a lifetime experience, he responded by saying he fully expects his program to be back again next year. For now, however, the Lobos are full steam ahead as they prepare for Friday’s national semifinal matchup with Notre Dame at PPL Park in Philadelphia. The winner advances to Sunday’s national championship game against the winner of Friday’s Maryland-Virginia match. Fishbein admits he is well aware of the snowstorm that buried Philadelphia last weekend and says heading into the wintry abyss is not going to be an issue for a program most of the country assumes plays in desert heat year-round. “We’re probably going to need



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Capital fires girls basketball coach The New Mexican

Tom Montoya is not going to walk away quietly from Capital High School and the girls basketball program, but the school already is moving on. Montoya was fired as the head coach of the Lady Jaguars on Tuesday, saying Capital assistant principal and acting athletic director Mike Lovato indicated it was time to take the program in a different direction. In Montoya’s place will be Bryan Mirabal, who was an assistant coach with Capital’s boys program for the last four years and played at Capital from 2000-2004. Lovato offered Mirabal the position Tuesday afternoon on an interim basis for the rest of the season.

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Wilbekin, Florida edge out Kansas

COLLEGE CUP When: Friday Where: PLL Park, Philadelphia Matchups: (7) New Mexico vs. (3) Notre Dame, 3 p.m.; (8) Virginia vs. (5) Maryland, 5:30 p.m. Senior Kyle Venter is one of the nation’s top defenders and has played a big role in helping the Lobos men’s soccer team reach the College Cup for the second time in school history. COURTESY KIM JEW PHOTOGRAPHY

Monte del Sol might make 2013 year of the Dragons


The National Football League has been trying to crack down on vicious blows to the head or neck that put players at risk, but statistics show that they are still prevalent.

By James Barron

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champion two years ago. t might be a little too soon to tell, but this could be a coming-out In the overtime period, a superior year for the Monte del Tularosa team ran away Sol boys basketball team. with the game in the final Through five games this two minutes, but the Dragseason, the Dragons are ons showed a glimpse into 4-1 and were runners-up in how far they have come in last week’s Santa Fe Indian the past few years. That loss School Braves Invite. In the also snapped a four-game championship game, they win streak in which they lost to Tularosa 81-74 in beat the likes of McCurdy, overtime, but rallied from Edmundo Desert Academy and a 51-42 deficit to start the Carrillo Questa, all of which made it fourth quarter to force the Commentary to the Class A Tournament extra period. last year. It was in that fourth quarThe last time Monte del ter that the Dragons showed what Sol had a winning season was when they are capable of. it went 16-12 in 2007-08 under Ralph They battled the Wildcats until Casaus and took eventual state chamtying the game with 14 seconds pion Texico to overtime in the AA remaining. This was against a program that has not had a losing season quarterfinals. Since then, the Dragons in six years and was the Class AA were 42-91 coming into this season.

To get the program back to the winning side, the school hired Nick Rivera in 2012, and he guided Monte del Sol to a 10-17 mark, much better than the 5-20 mark the previous season. Rivera is the biggest reason the Dragons have a newfound energy on the court. If you have been to a Monte del Sol game with him at the helm, then you would know Rivera is the loudest person in the gym. The young, energetic head coach can be seen on the sideline yelling commands laced with spit while stomping his feet on the hardwood. He’s a very hard guy to miss. Rivera isn’t the biggest tactician, but he is great at coaching fundamentals and he urges his players to step up and make plays. With young athletes, sometimes the biggest thing is not giving them the best strategy to win, but rather motivating them

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to play hard, and that’s exactly what Rivera does. The fiery head coach comes down on his players when they make mistakes, but he is also the first one to congratulate them when they make a good play. That kind of punishment/ reward system translates well to teenagers. It also works well for a team that still has a lot of kinks to work out, like only mustering three points in the first quarter in a game against SFIS, but the Dragons can be a threat when they open up District 2AAA play against Pecos on Feb. 1. With the departure of so many players from Pecos and Mora, the Dragons look like the chief challenger to the 2AA favorite Santa Fe Preparatory. The season is young, but comingout parties aren’t necessarily planned.

By Mark Long The Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As Scottie Wilbekin jogged off the court, students chanted his name. It was a feel19 Florida 67 good moment 13 Kansas 61 for a senior who was suspended to start the season and struggled in last week’s loss at No. 9 Connecticut. Wilbekin scored a career-high 18 points, Dorian Finney-Smith added 15 and No. 19 Florida held on to beat No. 13 Kansas 67-61 on Tuesday night. The Gators bounced back from a buzzer-beater loss against the Huskies and extended their home winning streak to 21 games. The latest victory came in the Big 12-SEC Challenge and surely will be meaningful when the NCAA tournament seeds are settled in March. “It just feels like we’re coming together as a whole,” Wilbekin said. Wilbekin, who injured his right ankle against UConn eight days ago, made 7 of 12 shots and added six assists. It was a much better performance than his last game, when he

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THE NEW MEXICAN Wednesday, December 11, 2013

HOCKEY HOCKEY NHL Eastern Conference Atlantic GP W Boston 31 21 Montreal 32 19 Detroit 32 15 Tampa Bay 30 17 Toronto 31 16 Ottawa 32 12 Florida 32 10 Buffalo 31 7 Metro GP W Pittsburgh 32 21 Washington 31 17 Carolina 32 13 N.Y. Rangers32 15 New Jersey 32 12 Philadelphia30 13 Columbus 31 13 N.Y. Islanders32 9

L OL Pts GFGA 8 2 44 86 62 10 3 41 85 71 9 8 38 87 85 10 3 37 85 76 12 3 35 86 87 14 6 30 92105 17 5 25 73106 22 2 16 53 92 L OL Pts GFGA 10 1 43 98 71 12 2 36 98 90 13 6 32 75 91 16 1 31 70 84 14 6 30 73 82 14 3 29 68 78 15 3 29 78 86 18 5 23 80111

Western Conference Central GP W L OL Pts GFGA Chicago 33 22 6 5 49 122 91 St. Louis 29 20 6 3 43 100 67 Minnesota 32 18 9 5 41 77 75 Colorado 29 20 9 0 40 83 68 Dallas 29 14 10 5 33 83 86 Winnipeg 32 14 14 4 32 83 90 Nashville 31 14 14 3 31 71 89 Pacific GP W L OL Pts GFGA Anaheim 33 21 7 5 47 106 86 San Jose 31 19 6 6 44 103 78 Los Angeles 31 20 7 4 44 85 62 Vancouver 33 18 10 5 41 88 81 Phoenix 30 17 8 5 39 97 94 Calgary 30 11 15 4 26 79100 Edmonton 32 11 18 3 25 89109 Note: Two points are awarded for a win; one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Tuesday’s Games Buffalo 2, Ottawa 1, SO Washington 6, Tampa Bay 5, SO Florida 3, Detroit 2, SO N.Y. Islanders 3, San Jose 2, SO Columbus 5, New Jersey 4 Los Angeles 6, Montreal 0 Nashville 4, N.Y. Rangers 1 St. Louis 2, Winnipeg 1 Chicago 6, Dallas 2 Phoenix 3, Colorado 1 Boston 2, Calgary 1 Edmonton 5, Carolina 4, OT Monday’s Games Ottawa 5, Philadelphia 4, SO Pittsburgh 2, Columbus 1 Vancouver 2, Carolina 0 Anaheim 5, N.Y. Islanders 2 Wednesday’s Games Los Angeles at Toronto, 5:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Anaheim, 8:30 p.m.

NHL SUMMARIES Panthers 3, Red Wings 2 (SO) Detroit 1 1 0 0—2 Florida 0 0 2 0—3 Florida won shootout 2-1 First Period—1, Detroit, Bertuzzi 6 (Datsyuk, Franzen), 10:26 (pp). Second Period—2, Detroit, Datsyuk 13 (Ericsson, Franzen), 6:47. Third Period—3, Florida, Bergenheim 3 (Kulikov, Barkov), 5:00. 4, Florida, Bjugstad 5 (Gudbranson, Olsen), 14:38. Overtime—None. Shootout—Detroit 1 (Alfredsson NG, Tatar G, Nyquist NG), Florida 2 (Barkov G, Huberdeau NG, Boyes G). Shots on Goal—Detroit 10-9-7-0—26. Florida 8-10-7-2—27. Power-play opportunities—Detroit 1 of 4; Florida 0 of 3. Goalies—Detroit, Howard 6-8-7 (27 shots-25 saves). Florida, Thomas 9-10-1 (26-24). A—13,358. T—2:44.

Kings 6, Canadiens 0 Los Angeles 2 4 0—6 Montreal 0 0 0—0 First Period—1, Los Angeles, Nolan 4 (Kopitar, Mitchell), 7:03. 2, Los Angeles, Kopitar 9 (Richards), 19:47. Second Period—3, Los Angeles, Martinez 1 (Toffoli, Clifford), 1:45. 4, Los Angeles, Toffoli 8 (Clifford, Richards), 5:28. 5, Los Angeles, Muzzin 2 (Stoll, Voynov), 8:14 (pp). 6, Los Angeles, Williams 11 (Stoll, Martinez), 18:28. Third Period—None. Shots on Goal—Los Angeles 12-135—30. Montreal 17-3-11—31. Power-play opportunities—Los Angeles 1 of 2; Montreal 0 of 4. Goalies—Los Angeles, Jones 3-0-0 (31 shots-31 saves). Montreal, Price 14-9-2 (16-12), Budaj (5:28 second, 14-12). A—21,273. T—2:22.

Blues 2, Jets 1 St. Louis 0 1 1—2 Winnipeg 0 0 1—1 First Period—None. Second Period—1, St. Louis, Steen 21 (Oshie, Backes), 4:44. Third Period—2, Winnipeg, Little 13 (Ladd, Jokinen), 3:00 (pp). 3, St. Louis, Shattenkirk 3 (Roy), 16:58 (pp). Shots on Goal—St. Louis 2-8-10—20. Winnipeg 8-5-8—21. Power-play opportunities—St. Louis 1 of 3; Winnipeg 1 of 4. Goalies—St. Louis, Elliott 5-1-1 (21 shots-20 saves). Winnipeg, Pavelec 10-12-3 (20-18). A—15,004. T—2:29.

Blackhawks 6, Stars 2 Chicago 2 4 0—6 Dallas 0 1 1—2 First Period—1, Chicago, Kostka 2 (Kruger, B.Smith), 2:03. 2, Chicago, Kane 17 (Seabrook), 12:05. Second Period—3, Chicago, Saad 10 (Shaw, Kostka), 2:46. 4, Chicago, Sharp 13 (Kane, Keith), 8:20 (pp). 5, Chicago, Sharp 14 (Keith, Toews), 11:08. 6, Dallas, Roussel 6 (Garbutt, Jeffrey), 13:36. 7, Chicago, Saad 11 (Seabrook, Kane), 19:15. Third Period—8, Dallas, Roussel 7 (Gonchar, Garbutt), 19:41. Shots on Goal—Chicago 14-14-5—33. Dallas 4-10-15—29. Power-play opportunities—Chicago 1 of 5; Dallas 0 of 5. Goalies—Chicago, Raanta 4-0-1 (29 shots-27 saves). Dallas, Lehtonen 116-5 (19-15), Ellis (8:20 second, 14-12). A—12,542. T—2:27.

Sabres 2, Senators 1 (SO) Ottawa 1 0 0 0—1 Buffalo 0 1 0 0—2 Buffalo won shootout 4-3 First Period—1, Ottawa, Michalek 5 (Conacher), 6:25. Second Period—2, Buffalo, Girgensons 3 (Ehrhoff), 13:15. Third Period—None. Overtime—None. Shootout—Ottawa 3 (E.Karlsson NG, Zibanejad G, Spezza NG, Ryan NG, Conacher NG, Turris G, Michalek G, Wiercioch NG, MacArthur NG, Condra NG), Buffalo 4 (Moulson G, Ennis NG, Hodgson NG, Stafford NG, Adam NG, Flynn G, Ott G, D’Agostini NG, Foligno NG, Girgensons G). Shots on Goal—Ottawa 11-9-13-3—36. Buffalo 11-18-6-1—36. Power-play opportunities—Ottawa 0 of 3; Buffalo 0 of 3. Goalies—Ottawa, Lehner 4-6-3 (36 shots-35 saves). Buffalo, Miller 6-16-0 (36-35). A—18,594. T—2:56.

Capitals 6, Lightning 5 (SO) Tampa Bay 3 1 1 0—5 Washington 1 3 1 0—6 Washington won shootout 3-2 First Period—1, Tampa Bay, St. Louis 13 (Salo, Johnson), 2:26 (pp). 2, Tampa Bay, Kucherov 2 (Purcell, Carle), 10:49 (pp). 3, Tampa Bay, Thompson 3 (Brown, Crombeen), 11:07. 4, Washington, Ovechkin 23 (Backstrom), 14:15. Second Period—5, Washington, Backstrom 7 (Grabovski, Brouwer), 6:24 (pp). 6, Tampa Bay, Johnson 7 (Palat, St. Louis), 12:41. 7, Washington, Ovechkin 24 (Johansson, Backstrom), 16:38 (pp). 8, Washington, Ovechkin 25 (Green, Backstrom), 18:48 (pp). Third Period—9, Tampa Bay, Palat 5 (Johnson, St. Louis), 8:36. 10, Washington, Ovechkin 26 (Carlson, Backstrom), 19:27. Overtime—None. Shootout—Tampa Bay 2 (Filppula NG, Kucherov G, St. Louis NG, Purcell G, Palat NG), Washington 3 (Fehr G, Ovechkin NG, Backstrom NG, Grabovski G, Brouwer G). Shots on Goal—Tampa Bay 12-9-156—42. Washington 7-13-7-4—31. Power-play opportunities—Tampa Bay 2 of 5; Washington 3 of 5. Goalies—Tampa Bay, Bishop 15-5-2 (31 shots-26 saves). Washington, Holtby (8-5), Grubauer 2-0-0 (11:07 first, 34-32). A—18,506. T—2:47.

Predators 4, Rangers 1 Nashville 2 0 2—4 N.Y. Rangers 0 1 0—1 First Period—1, Nashville, Spaling 5 (Hornqvist, Legwand), 13:45. 2, Nashville, Clune 1 (Hendricks, Gaustad), 17:52. Second Period—3, N.Y. Rangers, Nash 6 (Richards, Brassard), 6:38. Third Period—4, Nashville, Hendricks 2 (Clune, Gaustad), 2:38. 5, Nashville, Gaustad 4 (Legwand, Josi), 18:54 (en). Shots on Goal—Nashville 6-12-8—26. N.Y. Rangers 10-6-13—29. Power-play opportunities—Nashville 0 of 2; N.Y. Rangers 0 of 2. Goalies—Nashville, Hutton 5-3-1 (29 shots-28 saves). N.Y. Rangers, Lundqvist 9-13-1 (25-22). A—18,006. T—2:25.

Blue Jackets 5, Devils 4 New Jersey 2 1 1—4 Columbus 1 2 2—5 First Period—1, New Jersey, T.Zajac 6 (Boucher, Jagr), :32. 2, Columbus, Atkinson 8 (Dubinsky), 7:09. 3, New Jersey, Ryder 9 (Henrique, Bernier), 10:02. Second Period—4, New Jersey, Brunner 5 (Elias, Zubrus), 1:08. 5, Columbus, Dubinsky 6 (Atkinson, Johnson), 4:19. 6, Columbus, Atkinson 9 (Dubinsky, Murray), 5:08. Third Period—7, Columbus, Calvert 3 (Dubinsky, Atkinson), :18. 8, New Jersey, Brunner 6 (Elias, Greene), 13:59. 9, Columbus, Foligno 9 (Johansen, Umberger), 18:29. Shots on Goal—New Jersey 9-718—34. Columbus 5-13-5—23. Power-play opportunities—New Jersey 0 of 2; Columbus 0 of 1. Goalies—New Jersey, Brodeur 8-8-2 (23 shots-18 saves). Columbus, McElhinney 3-4-1 (34-30). A—11,905. T—2:24.

Coyotes 3, Avalanche 1 Phoenix 0 3 0—3 Colorado 0 1 0—1 First Period—None. Second Period—1, Phoenix, Vermette 8 (Yandle, Ribeiro), 8:31 (pp). 2, Phoenix, Szwarz 2 (Halpern, Bissonnette), 12:06. 3, Colorado, Bordeleau 4 (McLeod, Sarich), 14:28. 4, Phoenix, Vermette 9 (Ekman-Larsson, Boedker), 15:33. Third Period—None. Shots on Goal—Phoenix 9-11-5—25. Colorado 11-7-12—30. Power-play opportunities—Phoenix 1 of 2; Colorado 0 of 2. Goalies—Phoenix, Greiss 4-2-0 (30 shots-29 saves). Colorado, Varlamov 13-8-0 (25-22). A—14,110. T—2:14.

Bruins 2, Flames 1 Boston 0 0 2—2 Calgary 0 1 0—1 First Period—None. Second Period—1, Calgary, Hudler 9 (Baertschi, Giordano), 5:17. Third Period—2, Boston, Krejci 6 (Krug, Chara), 13:49 (pp). 3, Boston, R.Smith 7 (Spooner), 15:27. Shots on Goal—Boston 5-4-15—24. Calgary 11-11-5—27. Power-play opportunities—Boston 1 of 3; Calgary 0 of 2. Goalies—Boston, Rask 16-7-2 (27 shots-26 saves). Calgary, Berra 4-7-2 (24-22). Referees—Dave Jackson, Dan O’Halloran. Linesmen—Kiel Murchison, Thor Nelson. A—19,289. T—2:19.

Oilers 5, Hurricanes 4 (OT) Carolina 1 1 2 0—4 Edmonton 3 1 0 1—5 First Period—1, Edmonton, Hall 12 (Gagner, Yakupov), 1:33. 2, Carolina, Ruutu 4 (Skinner, Sekera), 6:19 (pp). 3, Edmonton, Yakupov 5 (Hall, Ference), 11:04. 4, Edmonton, NugentHopkins 7 (Eberle, Ference), 18:14. Second Period—5, Edmonton, Joensuu 2 (Arcobello, Belov), 1:40. 6, Carolina, Jo.Staal 7 (Gerbe, Sekera), 9:37. Third Period—7, Carolina, E.Staal 8, 7:47 (sh). 8, Carolina, Skinner 10 (Lindholm), 14:46. Overtime—9, Edmonton, Eberle 11 (Nugent-Hopkins, Gagner), 1:48 (pp). Shots on Goal—Carolina 6-14-7-1—28. Edmonton 14-8-6-1—29. Power-play opportunities—Carolina 1 of 1; Edmonton 1 of 3. Goalies—Carolina, Ward 5-5-5 (29 shots-24 saves). Edmonton, Dubnyk 9-12-2 (28-24). Referees—Ian Walsh, Dan O’Rourke. Linesmen—Darren Gibbs, Brian Mach. A—16,839. T—2:35.

Islanders 3, Sharks 2, SO N.Y. Islanders 0 0 2 0—3 San Jose 0 2 0 0—2 N.Y. Islanders won shootout 2-1 First Period—None. Second Period—1, San Jose, Marleau 14 (Boyle, Couture), 5:26 (pp). 2, San Jose, Pavelski 10 (Boyle, Marleau), 15:24. Third Period—3, N.Y. Islanders, Vanek 10 (Okposo, Tavares), :51. 4, N.Y. Islanders, Okposo 9 (Tavares), 18:23. Overtime—None. Shootout—N.Y. Islanders 2 (Vanek G, Nielsen NG, Tavares NG, Okposo G), San Jose 1 (Pavelski NG, Couture G, Boyle NG, Hertl NG). Shots on Goal—N.Y. Islanders 3-11-104—28. San Jose 18-11-16-3—48. Power-play opportunities—N.Y. Islanders 0 of 1; San Jose 1 of 4. Goalies—N.Y. Islanders, Poulin 4-11-0 (48 shots-46 saves). San Jose, Niemi 16-5-6 (28-26). A—17,562 (17,562). T—2:38.

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

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DETROIT (94) Smith 7-14 2-4 17, Monroe 5-7 0-0 10, Drummond 4-9 0-1 8, Jennings 8-16 2-5 20, Caldwell-Pope 7-14 0-0 16, Singler 0-0 0-0 0, Billups 2-7 2-2 7, Harrellson 2-4 0-0 4, Jerebko 2-3 1-2 5, Villanueva 1-2 0-0 3, Mitchell 1-1 1-2 4, Siva 0-0 0-0 0, Datome 0-6 0-0 0. Totals 39-83 8-16 94. Minnesota 33 31 32 25 —121 Detroit 32 19 26 17 —94 3-Point Goals—Minnesota 11-24 (Love 4-6, Martin 3-5, Price 1-2, Rubio 1-2, Barea 1-3, Brewer 1-5, Shved 0-1), Detroit 8-28 (Caldwell-Pope 2-6, Jennings 2-7, Mitchell 1-1, Villanueva 1-2, Billups 1-3, Smith 1-5, Datome 0-2, Harrellson 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Minnesota 56 (Love 16), Detroit 45 (Drummond 8). Assists— Minnesota 31 (Rubio 9), Detroit 22 (Jennings 7). Total Fouls—Minnesota 16, Detroit 24. A—11,251.

Western Conference

Thunder 101, Hawks 92

Southwest W L Pct GB San Antonio 16 4 .800 — Houston 15 7 .682 2 Dallas 13 9 .591 4 Memphis 10 10 .500 6 New Orleans 9 10 .474 6½ Northwest W L Pct GB Portland 18 4 .818 — Oklahoma City 16 4 .800 1 Denver 13 8 .619 4½ Minnesota 10 11 .476 7½ Utah 4 19 .174 14½ Pacific W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 14 8 .636 — Phoenix 12 9 .571 1½ Golden State 12 10 .545 2 L.A. Lakers 10 11 .476 3½ Sacramento 6 13 .316 6½ Tuesday’s Games Indiana 90, Miami 84 Cleveland 109, New York 94 San Antonio 116, Toronto 103 Brooklyn 104, Boston 96 Oklahoma City 101, Atlanta 92 Minnesota 121, Detroit 94 Milwaukee 78, Chicago 74 Phoenix 114, L.A. Lakers 108 Monday’s Games L.A. Clippers 94, Philadelphia 83 Denver 75, Washington 74 Charlotte 115, Golden State 111 Memphis 94, Orlando 85 Portland 105, Utah 94 Sacramento 112, Dallas 97 Wednesday’s Games Orlando at Charlotte, 5 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Boston, 5:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Minnesota, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Milwaukee, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at Memphis, 6 p.m. Detroit at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Chicago at New York, 6 p.m. Utah at Sacramento, 8 p.m. Dallas at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games L.A. Clippers at Brooklyn, 6 p.m. Houston at Portland, 8:30 p.m.

OKLAHOMA CITY (101) Durant 9-21 11-15 30, Ibaka 7-14 5-7 19, Perkins 1-1 2-2 4, Westbrook 6-21 1-2 14, Roberson 1-1 0-0 2, Collison 2-3 0-0 4, Lamb 5-9 0-0 11, Jackson 5-10 2-2 13, Adams 2-3 0-0 4, Fisher 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 38-86 21-28 101. ATLANTA (92) Carroll 2-10 2-2 7, Millsap 5-18 11-12 23, Horford 3-10 1-2 7, Teague 5-15 7-7 17, Korver 4-10 0-2 9, Williams 3-6 0-0 8, Brand 0-2 0-2 0, Mack 7-9 0-0 17, Martin 0-1 0-0 0, Scott 2-6 0-0 4. Totals 31-87 21-27 92. Oklahoma City21 27 28 25 —101 Atlanta 21 18 29 24 —92 3-Point Goals—Oklahoma City 4-18 (Jackson 1-3, Durant 1-3, Lamb 1-4, Westbrook 1-6, Fisher 0-2), Atlanta 9-26 (Mack 3-5, Williams 2-3, Millsap 2-4, Carroll 1-4, Korver 1-6, Scott 0-2, Teague 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Oklahoma City 66 (Ibaka, Durant 10), Atlanta 51 (Millsap 12). Assists—Oklahoma City 27 (Westbrook 11), Atlanta 24 (Teague, Mack 6). Total Fouls—Oklahoma City 19, Atlanta 22. Technicals—Atlanta defensive three second. Flagrant Fouls—Perkins. A—12,503.

NBA CALENDAR Jan. 6 — 10-day contracts can be signed. Jan. 10 — Contracts guaranteed for rest of season.

NBA BOXSCORES Tuesday Cavaliers 109, Knicks 94 NEW YORK (94) World Peace 1-3 0-0 2, Anthony 12-19 2-2 29, Bargnani 5-17 1-2 11, Shumpert 1-4 0-0 2, Felton 3-8 0-0 6, J.Smith 5-14 0-0 14, Stoudemire 7-10 1-1 15, Prigioni 2-5 0-0 6, Hardaway Jr. 4-7 0-0 9, Aldrich 0-0 0-0 0, Murry 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 40-87 4-5 94. CLEVELAND (109) Gee 4-6 0-0 8, Thompson 5-8 2-2 12, Bynum 1-6 1-2 3, Irving 14-23 5-6 37, Miles 4-8 0-0 10, Varejao 3-4 3-3 9, Waiters 2-6 2-4 6, Clark 1-1 0-0 2, Jack 6-8 2-3 17, Bennett 1-2 0-0 2, Dellavedova 1-2 0-0 2, Zeller 0-0 1-2 1, Karasev 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 42-74 16-22 109. New York 19 26 20 29—94 Cleveland 31 17 33 28—109 3-Point Goals—New York 10-31 (J.Smith 4-9, Anthony 3-4, Prigioni 2-5, Hardaway Jr. 1-4, Felton 0-2, Shumpert 0-2, World Peace 0-2, Bargnani 0-3), Cleveland 9-19 (Irving 4-7, Jack 3-5, Miles 2-5, Bennett 0-1, Waiters 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— New York 38 (Anthony 8), Cleveland 48 (Thompson 9). Assists—New York 27 (Prigioni 9), Cleveland 25 (Irving 11). Total Fouls—New York 19, Cleveland 13. A—14,580.

Spurs 116, Raptors 103 SAN ANTONIO (116) Leonard 3-8 1-1 8, Duncan 6-11 2-5 14, Ayres 2-2 0-0 4, Parker 6-16 2-2 15, Green 5-7 2-2 14, Diaw 1-3 0-0 2, Ginobili 5-10 2-2 16, Belinelli 4-5 2-2 12, Baynes 7-9 0-0 14, Mills 3-6 2-2 11, Joseph 2-3 0-0 4, Bonner 0-0 0-0 0, De Colo 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 45-82 13-16 116. TORONTO (103) Ross 4-13 2-2 14, Johnson 9-11 1-2 19, Valanciunas 6-8 2-2 14, Lowry 4-10 0-0 11, DeRozan 6-16 7-7 19, Fields 1-5 2-2 4, Novak 2-4 0-0 6, Stone 1-2 0-0 2, Daye 1-5 2-3 4, Buycks 4-9 1-1 10. Totals 38-83 17-19 103. San Antonio 24 35 30 27—116 Toronto 36 17 21 29—103 3-Point Goals—San Antonio 13-23 (Ginobili 4-7, Mills 3-4, Belinelli 2-3, Green 2-4, Parker 1-1, Leonard 1-3, Joseph 0-1), Toronto 10-23 (Ross 4-7, Lowry 3-7, Novak 2-3, Buycks 1-1, Johnson 0-1, DeRozan 0-2, Daye 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—San Antonio 40 (Leonard, Duncan 7), Toronto 47 (Johnson 9). Assists—San Antonio 30 (Ginobili 9), Toronto 23 (Lowry, DeRozan 7). Total Fouls—San Antonio 18, Toronto 18. A—17,702.

Pacers 90, Heat 84 MIAMI (84) James 6-16 4-6 17, Battier 2-7 0-0 5, Bosh 6-12 0-0 12, Chalmers 3-7 2-2 9, Wade 6-14 5-6 17, Allen 1-5 0-0 3, Lewis 1-3 0-0 2, Cole 4-5 1-2 9, Andersen 4-8 2-4 10. Totals 33-77 14-20 84. INDIANA (90) George 4-11 6-6 17, West 6-8 5-6 17, Hibbert 10-15 4-6 24, G.Hill 2-4 0-2 5, Stephenson 5-10 1-1 12, Johnson 1-5 0-0 2, Scola 3-5 1-2 7, Watson 3-7 0-0 6, Mahinmi 0-2 0-2 0. Totals 34-67 17-25 90. Miami 30 17 17 20—84 Indiana 19 21 28 22—90 3-Point Goals—Miami 4-21 (Allen 1-1, Chalmers 1-3, James 1-4, Battier 1-6, Cole 0-1, Wade 0-1, Lewis 0-2, Bosh 0-3), Indiana 5-15 (George 3-6, G.Hill 1-2, Stephenson 1-3, Watson 0-2, Johnson 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Miami 39 (James 14), Indiana 52 (West 9). Assists—Miami 20 (Wade, James 6), Indiana 22 (G.Hill 6). Total Fouls—Miami 21, Indiana 21. A—18,165.

Timberwolves 121, Pistons 94 MINNESOTA (121) Brewer 5-10 0-0 11, Love 6-15 10-10 26, Pekovic 7-14 4-6 18, Rubio 5-9 4-4 15, Martin 5-9 5-5 18, Shved 0-3 2-2 2, Cunningham 3-6 0-0 6, Mbah a Moute 0-1 0-2 0, Barea 4-8 1-2 10, Hummel 4-6 0-0 8, Price 2-3 0-0 5, Muhammad 0-0 2-2 2, Dieng 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 41-85 28-33 121.

Nets 104, Celtics 96 BOSTON (96) Green 6-13 3-4 19, Bass 4-12 5-8 13, Sullinger 6-16 1-1 15, Bradley 8-16 3-3 22, Crawford 6-14 1-3 15, Faverani 0-0 0-0 0, Wallace 1-2 0-0 2, Humphries 2-4 0-0 4, Pressey 1-1 0-0 2, Lee 1-2 2-2 4. Totals 35-80 15-21 96. BROOKLYN (104) Anderson 6-7 2-2 15, Garnett 5-10 1-2 11, Lopez 10-13 4-5 24, Williams 10-16 4-7 25, Johnson 3-9 0-0 7, Pierce 0-3 4-4 4, Blatche 4-11 3-3 11, Livingston 1-1 1-1 3, Plumlee 0-0 4-4 4, Shengelia 0-0 0-0 0, Taylor 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-70 23-28 104. Boston 20 27 25 24—96 Brooklyn 31 25 29 19—104 3-Point Goals—Boston 11-22 (Green 4-4, Bradley 3-6, Crawford 2-5, Sullinger 2-6, Wallace 0-1), Brooklyn 3-12 (Anderson 1-2, Johnson 1-4, Williams 1-5, Pierce 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Boston 41 (Bass 11), Brooklyn 46 (Blatche, Garnett 9). Assists—Boston 14 (Crawford 4), Brooklyn 19 (Williams 7). Total Fouls—Boston 22, Brooklyn 16. Technicals—Wallace. A—15,738.

Bucks 78, Bulls 74 MILWAUKEE (78) Middleton 2-6 3-3 8, Udoh 2-3 0-2 4, Henson 11-17 3-4 25, Knight 8-23 2-2 19, Mayo 2-12 3-3 7, Ilyasova 4-9 2-2 10, Antetokounmpo 0-1 1-2 1, Wolters 1-4 2-2 4, Raduljica 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-75 16-20 78. CHICAGO (74) Dunleavy 9-15 4-6 24, Boozer 9-23 3-4 21, Mohammed 0-2 1-2 1, Hinrich 0-10 1-2 1, Snell 6-14 0-0 13, Murphy 1-3 0-0 2, Gibson 5-9 0-0 10, Teague 1-7 0-0 2. Totals 31-83 9-14 74. Milwaukee 20 15 20 23—78 Chicago 14 28 15 17—74 3-Point Goals—Milwaukee 2-11 (Middleton 1-2, Knight 1-3, Ilyasova 0-2, Mayo 0-4), Chicago 3-15 (Dunleavy 2-4, Snell 1-5, Teague 0-1, Murphy 0-1, Hinrich 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Milwaukee 49 (Henson 14), Chicago 57 (Boozer 12). Assists—Milwaukee 14 (Mayo 7), Chicago 21 (Teague, Hinrich 6). Total Fouls—Milwaukee 16, Chicago 23. Technicals—Milwaukee Coach Drew, Chicago delay of game. A—21,303.

Suns 114, Lakers 108 PHOENIX (114) Tucker 1-5 2-2 4, Frye 5-10 0-0 11, Plumlee 3-4 0-0 6, Dragic 9-18 11-11 31, Bledsoe 7-19 3-4 18, Mark.Morris 6-10 3-4 15, Marc.Morris 10-13 0-0 22, Green 1-2 0-0 3, Goodwin 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 44-85 19-21 114. L.A. LAKERS (108) Meeks 5-10 2-3 13, Williams 2-4 0-0 4, Gasol 6-11 7-8 19, Blake 3-7 2-2 9, Bryant 6-11 8-8 20, Johnson 2-6 0-0 5, Hill 5-6 3-4 13, Henry 5-13 1-1 12, Young 5-12 2-6 13. Totals 39-80 25-32 108. Phoenix 26 30 23 35—114 L.A. Lakers 21 30 23 34—108 3-Point Goals—Phoenix 7-23 (Marc. Morris 2-2, Dragic 2-6, Green 1-2, Frye 1-4, Bledsoe 1-6, Mark.Morris 0-1, Tucker 0-2), L.A. Lakers 5-19 (Blake 1-2, Young 1-2, Johnson 1-2, Henry 1-4, Meeks 1-5, Bryant 0-2, Williams 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Phoenix 47 (Tucker 11), L.A. Lakers 44 (Hill 7). Assists—Phoenix 24 (Bledsoe 9), L.A. Lakers 22 (Blake 10). Total Fouls—Phoenix 22, L.A. Lakers 20. Technicals—Williams. A—18,997 (18,997).

NCAA BASKETBALL Men’s Top 25 Tuesday’s Games No. 11 Kentucky 70, Boise State 55 No. 19 Florida 67, No. 13 Kansas 61 No. 20 Gonzaga 80, West Virginia 76 Wednesday’s Games No. 1 Arizona vs. New Mexico St, 7 p.m. No. 3 Ohio State vs. Bryant, 5:30 p.m. No. 4 Wisconsin vs. Milwaukee, 6 p.m. Thursday’s Games No games scheduled. Friday’s Games No. 16 Memphis vs. UALR, 6 p.m. No. 17 Iowa St vs. No. 23 Iowa, 7:30 p.m. No. 21 Colorado vs. Elon, 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 1 Arizona at Michigan, 10 a.m. No. 3 Ohio State vs. North Dakota State, 6:15 p.m. No. 4 Wisconsin vs. E.Kentucky, 11 a.m. No. 5 Michigan State at Oakland, 2 p.m. No. 6 Louisville vs. W.Kentucky, 10 a.m. No. 7 Oklahoma State vs. Louisiana Tech at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Noon No. 11 Kentucky at No. 18 North Carolina, 3:15 p.m. No. 12 Wichita St. vs. Tennessee, Noon No. 13 Kansas vs. New Mexico at the Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo., 5 p.m. No. 15 Oregon vs. Illinois at the Moda Center, Portland, Ore., 7 p.m. No. 20 Gonzaga vs. South Alabama at KeyArena, Seattle, 8 p.m. No. 22 UMass vs. Northern Illinois, 1 p.m.

NCAA Men’s Division I

Division II Playoffs

Tuesday’s Games East Albany (NY) 74, Brown 68 CCSU 73, Hartford 59 Fordham 77, Colgate 73 Gonzaga 80, West Virginia 76 Monmouth (NJ) 73, St. Francis (NY) 58 Seton Hall 71, NJIT 55 Towson 102, Cent. Pennsylvania 72 Far West Cal 92, Nevada 84 N. Colorado 96, Colorado College 57 San Diego 84, Pacifica 47 Utah 74, Idaho St. 66 Southwest Tulsa 78, UALR 64 South Chattanooga 86, Hiwassee 68 Chowan 67, Campbell 65, OT Florida 67, Kansas 61 Kentucky 70, Boise St. 55 Midwest E. Michigan 67, Green Bay 58 IPFW 65, Bradley 61 IUPUI 94, Cincinnati Christian 72 Illinois 72, Dartmouth 65 Indiana 81, Oakland 54 Kansas St. 64, South Dakota 62 Minnesota 75, S. Dakota St. 59 N. Iowa 55, Savannah St. 50 Neb-Omaha 93, CS Bakersfield 88 Xavier 63, Evansville 60

NCAA Women’s AP Top 25 Tuesday’s Game No. 23 Gonzaga 70, Wisconsin 55 Wednesday’s Game No. 12 Penn State at South Dakota State, 6 p.m. Thursday’s Games No. 5 Kentucky at DePaul, 5 p.m. No. 11 Colorado vs. Denver, 7 p.m. No. 16 Georgia at Belmont, 6 p.m. No. 17 Iowa St vs. No. 21 Iowa, 6 p.m. Friday’s Games No games scheduled. Saturday’s Games No. 3 Tennessee vs. Troy, Noon No. 4 Notre Dame at Michigan, 5 p.m. No. 6 Stanford vs. No. 23 Gonzaga, 2 p.m. No. 7 Louisville vs. Austin Peay, 5 p.m. No. 8 Maryland vs. Delaware State, 5 p.m. No. 14 Oklahoma State vs. South Florida, 2:30 p.m. No. 15 North Carolina vs. Charleston Southern, 11 a.m. No. 19 Nebraska vs. Creighton, 10 a.m. Sunday’s Games No. 5 Kentucky vs. ETSU, Noon No. 9 Baylor vs. Houston Baptist, 1 p.m. No. 12 Penn State vs. No. 24 Texas A&M, Noon No. 13 LSU at UALR, 1 p.m. No. 16 Georgia vs. Kennesaw State, Noon No. 18 Purdue at Kansas, 1 p.m. No. 20 Oklahoma vs. Maryland Eastern Shore, 1 p.m. No. 22 California vs. CSU Bakersfield, 3 p.m.

NCAA Women’s Division I Tuesday’s Games East Albany (NY) 75, NJIT 64 Bryant 79, Dartmouth 69 Georgetown 66, Yale 65 Saint Joseph’s 73, Hofstra 60 Far West BYU 90, Weber St. 85 CS Northridge 65, Southern Cal 64 Grand Canyon 75, Nevada 55 South Chattanooga 68, Jacksonville St. 53 Midwest Gonzaga 70, Wisconsin 55 Saint Louis 52, SE Missouri 34 South Dakota 87, N. Iowa 67

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National Conference East W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia 8 5 0 .615 334 301 Dallas 7 6 0 .538 357 348 N.Y. Giants 5 8 0 .385 251 334 Washington 3 10 0 .231 279 407 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 10 3 0 .769 343 243 Carolina 9 4 0 .692 298 188 Tampa Bay 4 9 0 .308 244 291 Atlanta 3 10 0 .231 282 362 North W L T Pct PF PA Detroit 7 6 0 .538 346 321 Chicago 7 6 0 .538 368 360 Green Bay 6 6 1 .500 316 326 Minnesota 3 9 1 .269 315 395 West W L T Pct PF PA x-Seattle 11 2 0 .846 357 205 San Francisco 9 4 0 .692 316 214 Arizona 8 5 0 .615 305 257 St. Louis 5 8 0 .385 289 308 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Week 15 Thursday’s Game San Diego at Denver, 6:25 p.m. Sunday’s Games Philadelphia at Minnesota, 11 a.m. Washington at Atlanta, 11 a.m. San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 11 a.m. Seattle at N.Y. Giants, 11 a.m. Chicago at Cleveland, 11 a.m. Houston at Indianapolis, 11 a.m. Buffalo at Jacksonville, 11 a.m. New England at Miami, 11 a.m. Kansas City at Oakland, 2:05 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Carolina, 2:05 p.m. Arizona at Tennessee, 2:25 p.m. New Orleans at St. Louis, 2:25 p.m. Green Bay at Dallas, 2:25 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 Baltimore at Detroit, 6:40 p.m.

NCAA College Football FCS Playoffs Quarterfinals Friday’s Game Towson (11-2) at Eastern Illinois (12-1), 6 p.m. Saturday’s Games Coastal Carolina (12-2) at North Dakota State (12-0), 10 a.m. Jacksonville State (11-3) at. Eastern Washington (11-2), 2 p.m. New Hampshire (9-4) at Southeastern Louisiana (11-2), 5 p.m.

Semifinals Saturday’s Games West Chester (13-1) at Lenoir-Rhyne (12-1), 10 a.m. Northwest Missouri State (13-0) vs. Grand Valley State (12-2), 1:30 p.m.

Division III Playoffs Semifinals Saturday’s Games North Central (Ill.) (13-0) at Mount Union (13-0), 10 a.m. Wisconsin-Whitewater (13-0) at Mary Hardin-Baylor (13-0), 1:30 p.m.

FBS Bowls Saturday, Dec. 21 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Washington State (6-6) vs. Colorado State (7-6), Noon (ESPN) Las Vegas Bowl Fresno State (11-1) vs. Southern Cal (9-4), 1:30 p.m. (ABC) Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Buffalo (8-4) vs. San Diego State (7-5), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) New Orleans Bowl Tulane (7-5) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 23 Beef ’O’ Brady’s Bowl Ohio (7-5) vs. East Carolina (9-3), Noon (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Oregon State (6-6) vs. Boise State (8-4), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Bowling Green (10-3) vs. Pittsburgh (6-6), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Utah State (8-5), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl At Annapolis, Md. Marshall (9-4) vs. Maryland (7-5), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Texas Bowl At Houston Minnesota (8-4) vs. Syracuse (6-6), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco BYU (8-4) vs. Washington (8-4), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl At New York Notre Dame (8-4) vs. Rutgers (6-6), 10 a.m. (ESPN) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. Cincinnati (9-3) vs. North Carolina (6-6), 1:20 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl Miami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1), 4:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Kansas State (7-5) vs. Michigan (7-5), 8:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl Middle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Navy (7-4), 9:45 a.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl Mississippi (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5), 1:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl Oregon (10-2) vs. Texas (8-4), 4:45 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl Arizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 8:15 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5), 10:30 a.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl Virginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), Noon (CBS) Liberty Bowl Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi State (6-6), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl Texas A&M (8-4) vs. Duke (10-3), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl UNLV (7-5) vs. North Texas (8-4), 10 a.m. (ESPNU) Gator Bowl Nebraska (8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), 10 a.m. (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl Wisconsin (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 11 a.m. (ABC) Outback Bowl Iowa (8-4) vs. LSU (9-3), 11 a.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl Stanford (11-2) vs. Michigan State (12-1), 3 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Baylor (11-1) vs. UCF (11-1), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl Alabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl At Miami Ohio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Cotton Bowl Missouri (11-2) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 5:30 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), 11 a.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 5 Bowl Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (10-2), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 18 East-West Shrine Classic East vs. West, 2 p.m. (NFLN) Saturday, Jan. 25 Senior Bowl - At Mobile, Ala. South vs. North, 2 p.m. (NFLN)

TRANSACTIONS TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms with RHP Ryan Webb on a twoyear contract. CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Acquired OF Adam Eaton from Arizona for LHP Hector Santiago and a player to be named or cash considerations. Agreed on a six-year player development extension with Charlotte (IL) and four-year extensions with Kannapolis (SAL) and Great Falls (Pioneer). HOUSTON ASTROS — Released OF Eric Thames. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Named Phillip Wellman manager Arkansas (Texas). TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with C J.P. Arencibia on a one-year contract.

National League COLORADO ROCKIES — Acquired LHP Brett Anderson and cash considerations from Oakland for LHP Drew Pomeranz and RHP Chris Jensen. MIAMI MARLINS — Agreed to terms with 1B Garrett Jones on a two-year contract.



Steam: Team is perennial national power Continued from Page B-5 some snow boots,” Fishbein said. “But, no, we’ll have all the proper footwear and it’s a great stadium with a professional grounds crew. I imagine the field’s covered and it’ll be very good come Friday. That’s not a concern.” The Lobos (14-5-2) reached the College Cup for the second time in school history with a trio of shutout wins earlier in the tournament. It culminated with a 1-0 win at No. 2 seed Washington last Saturday. They remain the only team in the tournament not to give up a goal. They’ll face an Irish squad that is averaging more than three goals a game, the most of any of the four teams to reach Philly. Fishbein said his club learned the value of playing defense during a Conference USA Tournament semifinal loss to Tulsa, a loss that didn’t prevent the Lobos from landing the No. 7 overall seed and getting home field advantage for their first two games in the 48-team field. “What that emphasized more than anything is defense wins games,” Fishbein said. “Defense wins championships.” Goalkeeper Michael Lisch has yet to surrender a goal in the tournament, but he hasn’t exactly been tested all

University of New Mexico goalkeeper Michael Lisch has posted three straight shutouts in the NCAA Tournament, helping the Lobos reach the Final Four for the second time in school history. COURTESY KIM JEW PHOTOGRAPHY

that much, either. In the win over Penn State he never had to make a single save and he didn’t face his first shot against Washington until the 74th minute. Helping to hold down the fort on the defensive end is one of the country’s top defenders, senior Kyle Venter. With opponents forced to up the ante at that end, it has opened scoring opportunities the other way. In his 12th season at UNM, Fishbein has turned his program into a perennial national power. Already the most consistently successful program at the school, it has separated itself from its own past this season by taking its postseason success one step further. The Lobos reached the 2005 national title game but hadn’t advanced past the Sweet 16 until this year. The key, he said, is surviving a brutal nonconference schedule and leaning on the experience of his own veteran players. UNM had lost each of the

last two seasons in the Sweet 16, giving rise to this year’s run. “It’s hard to win on the road in this tournament,” Fishbein said. “This team probably has learned quite a bit from those last two years because we have guys — this was their third Sweet 16. A little bit more veteran approach.” The team’s leading scorers are James Rogers and Niko Hansen, both of whom have seven goals and 39 combined points. Lisch has surrendered just 17 goals in 21 games, a 0.79 goals-against average with a .712 save percentage. Looking back to the last time the Lobos reached the College Cup, Fishbein said he is taking a drastically different tactic when preparing his club. “I think you can get yourself in trouble if you really emphasize the past too much,” he said. “The past teaches you some lessons as a coach, but these players weren’t there.” He admits he didn’t particularly like his previous trip, either.

“For me, personally, it was just such a different time in my life,” he said. “It was my fourth year here as a coach, my father had just passed away two months earlier. Everything was kind of a blur and I didn’t enjoy it at all. It was just too much. This is my goal, I say it’s my goal and I hope I can do it, is to really enjoy it and have a smile on my face and let the guys experience it.” To that end, he said he has learned to take his foot off the gas as a coach and empower the leaders of the team to take charge. He said he wants to give his players the room and flexibility to soak in the entire experience and allow them the freedom to have fun. Of course, it also means representing the name printed across the front of the team’s jersey. “It’s a great medium for us to promote New Mexico and our love for New Mexico,” he said. It’s through the team’s hard work and commitment to things close to home that make it so easy for people outside the state to recognize what’s going on at UNM. “Our guys or so immersed in the community and the fan base is tremendous,” Fishbein said. “It’s a real responsibility to play here but that’s what collegiate athletics are all about.”

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Today on TV Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. All times local. GOLF 9:30 p.m. on TGC — Asian Tour, Thailand Championship, first round, at Bangkok NBA BASKETBALL 6 p.m. on ESPN — Chicago at New York 8:30 p.m. on ESPN — Dallas at Golden State NHL HOCKEY 6 p.m. on NBCSN — Philadelphia at Chicago SOCCER 12:30 p.m. on FSN — UEFA Champions League, Celtic at Barcelona FS1 — UEFA Champions League, Arsenal at Napoli

PREP SCORES Boys basketball Alamogordo 41, Santa Teresa 28 Artesia 66, Ruidoso 44 Belen 51, Los Alamos 43 Centennial 80, Hot Springs 37 Dora 69, Eunice 50 Faith Christian 48, Onate 44 Gadsden 61, Deming 46 Goddard 61, Portales 47 Grants 61, St. Pius 57 Hagerman 62, NMMI 55 Laguna-Acoma 73, Rehoboth 23 Lovington 63, Dexter 54 Rio Rancho 76, Gallup 74 Santa Fe Indian 60, East Moun-

tain 47 Santa Fe Prep 57, Escalante 41 Shiprock 69, Aztec 58 Tierra Encantada 48, Santa Fe Waldorf School 43, OT Tularosa 72, Socorro 51 Valley 65, Valencia 42 Volcano Vista 58, Atrisco Heritage 51 West Mesa 60, Cibola 54 Girls basketball Bayfield, Colo. 43, Bloomfield 30 Cibola 76, West Mesa 11 Clovis 67, Lovington 44 Corona 38, Carrizozo 32 Eunice 53, Dora 41

Gadsden 49, Deming 40 Goddard 52, Alamogordo 33 Grants 41, Kirtland Central 35 Hagerman 37, NMMI 30 Hope Christian 50, Los Alamos 33 La Cueva 68, Rio Grande 20 Loretto Academy, Texas 51, Onate 45 Mayfield 59, Santa Teresa 18 NMSD 40, Monte del Sol 23 Piedra Vista 54, Cleveland 37 Santa Rosa 44, Pecos 32 St. Pius 63, St. Michael’s 51 Tularosa 82, Mescalero Apache 12 Valencia 62, Capital 17

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


Florida: Kansas’ biggest issue was turnovers Continued from Page B-5 had more turnovers (3) than assists (2). Some of his best work Tuesday came in the second half as Kansas kept slicing into Florida’s lead. Wilbekin had a teardrop runner, a driving layup and a three-point play. “We were teetering there a little bit,” Gators coach Billy Donovan said. “He made some plays that really helped our team.” Freshman Andrew Wiggins led the Jayhawks (6-3) with 26 points and 11 rebounds — his first double-double and both career highs. Kansas has lost two straight, both on the road. This one wasn’t nearly as heart-breaking as Saturday’s loss at Colorado, which hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to win 75-72. The Gators (7-2) went on a 21-0 run and led by as many as 18 points in the first half. “I think we should have had an electrical shortage and canceled the game after (leading 10-3),” Kansas coach Bill Self said. “We made a couple of shots and played pretty well the first four or five minutes. But we were awful after that. … That was not a good team playing there at all, and when things started to go bad, we didn’t do anything to stop it. That was frustrating.” Self called several timeouts, but couldn’t do anything to stop Florida’s momentum. Surely Florida’s four senior starters and playing at home

were factors, especially when pitted against Kansas’ young and inexperienced lineup. “I’m not sure young guys have ever faced a situation like that,” Gators center Patric Young said. “We’ve been blown out before. We’ve blown people out before. We know both sides of the spectrum. … We did a great job turning them over.” The Jayhawks committed 16 turnovers in the first 20 minutes — as many as they had in any game this season. “We’ve got to get everyone playing together,” Self said. “I can’t blame it all on youth. … A lot of it may be youth, but I think we can still play better individually.” Kansas clawed its way out of the huge hole and made it 60-55 on Wiggins’ 3-pointer with 55.8 seconds remaining. It was his second 3 in the final 1:20. Florida closed it out from the free-throw line — barely. The Gators made 20 of 34 free throws, including nine of their final 11. Kansas got it as close as 65-61 with 10.9 seconds left. Florida’s Kasey Hill ended any chance of a comeback by draining two free throws. Aside from Wiggins, who made 7 of 15 shots, Kansas had no one else score in double figures. The biggest issue for the Jayhawks was 24 turnovers. Many of those came in the decisive early run. The Gators, who missed six

of their first seven shots in the game, got hot from the field. Hill, returning to the rotation after missing the last four games with a high-ankle sprain, got the spurt going with a driving layup. Wilbekin had a 3-pointer, a floater in the lane and a driving bank shot in the huge run. Finney-Smith and Young came up big, too. Finney-Smith, the former Virginia Tech starter who is finding his niche in Gainesville, hit two 3-pointers. And Young was a beast in the paint and on the boards. Young’s three-point play gave Florida a 32-14 lead with 4:14 remaining in the first half. But for everything the Gators did on the offensive end of the court, they were even better on defense. Donovan had his team playing a 1-3-1 zone for much of the game, with big men on the wings and the team’s best defender (Wilbekin) running the baseline. It forced poor shots and mistakes.

22 of 69 overall (32 percent.) Kentucky 7-footer Willie Cauley-Stein had a lot to do with that, matching his career high with nine blocks. NO. 20 GONZAGA 80, WEST VIRGINIA 76 In Morgantown, W.Va., Przemek Karnowski scored a seasonhigh 19 points, Kevin Pangos added 18 and No. 20 Gonzaga came from 10 points down to beat West Virginia. Gary Bell Jr. added 15 points and Sam Dower scored 11 for Gonzaga (9-1), which won its fifth straight since a Nov. 25 loss to Dayton in the Maui Invitational. Pangos had 11 points in the final 6 minutes as Gonzaga rallied from down 53-43, its only double-digit deficit this season. WOMEN’S

NO. 23 GONZAGA 70, WISCONSIN 55 In Madison, Wis., senior point guard Jazmine Redmon scored 15 points, one shy of her career high, as No. 23 Gonzaga pulled away from Wisconsin in the secNO. 11 KENTUCKY 70, ond half for a 70-55 win. BOISE ST. 55 Danielle Walters scored eight In Lexington, Ky., James Young of the final 13 points for Gonzaga (8-1), which won its sixth scored 17 of his 21 points in the straight, when she stepped in first half and No. 11 Kentucky used solid defense to hand Boise after Redmon picked up her fourth foul. Walters finished State its first loss. with 10, Sunny Greinacher had Outrebounded by 15 in losing 12 points and Keani Albanez 10. to No. 14 Baylor last Friday, the Wildcats (8-2) bounced back by Both teams had nice runs in dominating the Broncos (8-1) the first half before a 3 by Taylor 43-27 on the glass. Kentucky Wurtz gave the Badgers (6-3) held the nation’s No. 2 offense a 29-28 lead at the break. But 37 points below its average, Gonzaga took control after that. limiting Boise State to 8-of-35 GU opened the second half with shooting in the second half and a 9-0 run.


The St. Michael’s girls basketball team matched up with the Albuquerque St. Pius X in every quarter except the second in their nondistrict game in Perez-Shelley Gymnasium on Tuesday night, and that led to the Lady Sartans’ 63-51 win. After ending the first quarter tied at 11, the Lady Sartans outscored the Lady Horsemen 20-7 in the second quarter to take control of the game. “They’re a talented team,” St. Michael’s head coach Martin Romero said of St. Pius X. “And we didn’t get back in transition. That, mixed in with all the free throws and layups we missed.” The Lady Horsemen (2-2) outscored the Lady Sartans 18-17 in the third quarter and cut the St. Pius X lead to four midway through the fourth quarter, but missed layups along with going 5-for-12 from the free-throw line kept them from overcoming the deficit. Natalie Zamora led the Lady Sartan attack with 18 points while Cristiana Gabaldon and Jocelyn Fernandez had 14 and 12 points, respectively, for St. Michael’s.

Thursday Boys basketball —East Mountain at McCurdy, 7 p.m. Coronado at Peñasco, 7 p.m. Española Valley hosts Española Classic, pairings TBA Los Alamos at Abq. Academy Tournament, pairings TBA Capital City Invitational at Santa Fe High: first round, Santa Fe High JV vs. Capital, 9:30 a.m.; Hobbs vs. Deming, 12:30 p.m.; Santa Fe Preparatory vs. St. Michael’s, 3:30 p.m.; Gadsden vs. Santa Fe High, 7 p.m. Las Vegas Robertson, Desert Academy at Albuquerque Sandia Preparatory Invitational, pairings TBA Santa Fe Indian School at Laguna-Acoma Tournament, pairings TBA Questa at Cowbell Tournament in Springer, pairings TBA Santa Fe Waldorf at Bugg Light Invitational, at Albuquerque Menaul, pairings TBA Girls basketball — McCurdy at Mesa Vista, 5 p.m. Coronado at Peñasco, 5:30 pm. Santa Fe Preparatory at Escalante, 6 p.m. Capital City Invitational at Santa Fe High: first round, Santa Fe High JV vs. St. Michael’s, 8 a.m.; Belen vs. West Las Vegas, 11 a.m.; Las Cruces Centennial vs. Capital, 2 p.m.; Las Vegas Robertson vs. Santa Fe High, 5:30 p.m. Los Alamos, Española Valley at Abq. Academy Tournament, pairings TBA Santa Fe Indian School at Alice King Invitational in Moriarty, pairings TBA Questa at Cowbell Tournament in Springer, pairings TBA

Friday Boys basketball — Monte Vista, Colo., at Taos, 7 p.m. Capital City Invitational at Santa Fe High: semifinals, Santa Fe High JV/Capital winner vs. Deming/Hobbs winner, 3:30 p.m.; St. Michael’s/Santa Fe Preparatory winner vs. Gadsden/Santa Fe High winner, 7 p.m.; consolation, Santa Fe High JV/Capital loser vs. Deming/Hobbs loser, 9:30 a.m.; St. Michael’s/Santa Fe Preparatory loser vs. Gadsden/Santa Fe High loser, 12:30 p.m. Española Valley hosts Española Classic, pairings TBA Los Alamos at Abq. Academy Tournament, pairings TBA Las Vegas Robertson, Desert Academy at Albuquerque Sandia Preparatory Invitational, pairings TBA Santa Fe Indian School at Laguna-Acoma Tournament, pairings TBA Questa at Cowbell Tournament in Springer, pairings TBA Santa Fe Waldorf at Bugg Light Invitational, at Albuquerque Menaul, pairings TBA N.M. School for the Deaf hosts Roadrunner Classic, pairings TBA Girls basketball — Capital City Invitational at Santa Fe High: semifinals, Santa Fe HighJV/St. Michael’s winner vs. Belen/West Las Vegas winner, 2 p.m.; Las Cruces Centennial/Capital winner vs. Las Vegas Robertson/Santa Fe High winner, 5:30 p.m. Los Alamos, Española Valley at Abq. Academy Tournament, pairings TBA Santa Fe Indian School at Alice King Invitational in Moriarty, pairings TBA Questa at Cowbell Tournament in Springer, pairings TBA N.M. School for the Deaf hosts Roadrunner Classic, pairings TBA Wrestling — Las Vegas Robertson at Greeley, Colo., Invitational, time TBA


Lady Horsemen fall to Lady Sartans The New Mexican

Boys basketball — Questa at Cowbell Tournament in Springer, pairings TBA Girls basketball — Monte del Sol at McCurdy, 7 p.m. Questa at Cowbell Tournament in Springer, pairings TBA

TIERRA ENCANTADA JV 38, ACADEMY FOR TECHNOLOGY AND THE CLASSICS 24 The Lady Alacranes may not be a varsity team, but that didn’t stop them from beating the ATC varsity for the second time this season at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Fe. Tierra Encantada (2-1) was down 18-9 at halftime, but switching to a full-court press in the second half helped turn the tables. “We just broke them down, and they had a hard time passing,” Tierra Encantada head coach Mike Velarde said. Junior Alyssa Valdez led the Lady Alacranes with 15 points while Keyla Garcia led ATC (0-6) with 12. BOYS TIERRA ENCANTADA 48, SANTA FE WALDORF 43 (OT) The Alacranes got their first taste of overtime as a program with a nondistrict win over the Wolves at Christian Life Academy. With the game tied at 39 at the end of regulation, the Alacranes (5-2) outscored Santa Fe Waldorf 9-4 in the overtime period thanks to some crafty clockwork. “We ate a lot of clock late in the game and they didn’t react to it,” Tierra Encan-

tada head coach Mark Archuleta said. Julio Rodriguez had a game-high 17 points for Tierra Encantada while Mikey Trujillo added 15. Augie Ciofalo led Santa Fe Waldorf (2-3) with 10 points. SANTA FE PREPARATORY 57, ESCALANTE 41 The Blue Griffins turned up the intensity level to start the second half and outscored the Lobos 25-4 in the third quarter to turn a 19-17 deficit into a 42-24 lead. Leading the way on the offensive end was Ian Andersson, who scored 12 of his 16 points in the quarter. Will Lenfestey also scored 16 points to tie for high-point scorer, while D.J. Casados added 11. Norman Salazar had 11 points for Escalante. N.M. SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF 27, MONTE DEL SOL JV 25 The Roadrunners overcame a bout with turnovers and rallied from a 21-14 deficit by outscoring the junior Dragons 13-4 in the fourth quarter of a nondistrict game in Larson Gymnasium. Kendrick Skeets hit a pair of 3s in the fourth and scored 12 points overall to lead NMSD, while Fernando Silva had seven points and six rebounds.

Boys basketball — Dulce at Mora, 2:30 p.m. Pecos at Mesa Vista, 5:30 p.m. Capital City Invitational at Santa Fe High: championship, 7 p.m.; third place, 3:30 p.m.; fifth place, 12:30 p.m.; seventh place, 9:30 a.m. Española Valley hosts Española Classic, pairings TBA Los Alamos at Abq. Academy Tournament, pairings TBA Las Vegas Robertson, Desert Academy at Albuquerque Sandia Preparatory Invitational, pairings TBA Santa Fe Indian School at Laguna-Acoma Tournament, pairings TBA Questa at Cowbell Tournament in Springer, pairings TBA Santa Fe Waldorf at Bugg Light Invitational, at Albuquerque Menaul, pairings TBA N.M. School for the Deaf hosts Roadrunner Classic, pairings TBA Girls basketball — Capital City Invitational at Santa Fe High: championship, 5:30 p.m.; third place, 2 p.m.; fifth place, 11 a.m.; seventh place, 8 a.m. Los Alamos, Española Valley at Abq. Academy Tournament, pairings TBA Santa Fe Indian School at Alice King Invitational in Moriarty, pairings TBA Dulce at Mora, 1 p.m. Santa Fe Prepatory at Santa Rosa, 2 p.m. Pecos at Mesa Vista, 4 p.m. McCurdy at Dulce, 5:30 p.m. Monte del Sol at Tierra Encantada (at Santa Fe Boys & Girls Club), 6 p.m. Questa at Cowbell Tournament in Springer, pairings TBA N.M. School for the Deaf hosts Roadrunner Classic, pairings TBA


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Pacers rally in 2nd half to beat Heat Trumbo, Anderson The Associated Press

side or on the break. Several of his seven assists came on his trademark 70-foot outlet passes off missed shots.

INDIANAPOLIS — Roy Hibbert scored 24 points and Paul George had 15 of his 17 points during a Pacers 90 secondhalf rally Heat 84 to lead the Pacers past Miami 90-84 Tuesday night in a matchup of the Eastern Conference’s top two teams. Indiana improved its league-best record to 19-3 and extended its lead to three full games by beating Miami at home for the fourth straight time. LeBron James led the Heat with 17 points, 14 rebounds and six assists but had only three baskets and nine points over the final 36 minutes. Miami has now lost three of five. SPURS 116, RAPTORS 103 In Toronto, Manu Ginobili scored 16 points, Tony Parker had 15 and San Antonio beat Toronto for the sixth straight time. Tim Duncan scored 14 points and Aron Baynes had a careerbest 14 as the Spurs overcame a 14-point first quarter deficit to improve to 26-9 all-time against Toronto. San Antonio has won three of six since its 11-game winning streak was halted with a loss at Oklahoma City on Nov. 27. NETS 104, CELTICS 96 In New York, Deron Williams scored a season-high 25 points in his return to the lineup, Brook Lopez added 24, and Brooklyn beat Boston in the first matchup for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett against their former team. Garnett had 11 points, just his third time in double figures for the Nets this season, and grabbed nine rebounds. Pierce finished with four points and seven rebounds in his first appearance off the bench in six years after making a quick recov-

THUNDER 101, HAWKS 92 In Atlanta, Kevin Durant scored 30 points and Oklahoma City won for the 11th time in 12 games. Shelvin Mack scored 17 points off the bench to lead an Atlanta comeback but finally cooled off at the end. Coming off an impressive 118-94 home victory over Indiana, the Thunder had more trouble on the road against the Hawks. But the result was the same: another Oklahoma City victory, despite a tough night for Russell Westbrook.

Pacers center Roy Hibbert, left, gets a bucket over Heat forward LeBron James in the second half of Tuesday’s game in Indianapolis. MICHAEL CONROY/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ery from a broken right hand. Avery Bradley scored 22 points and Jeff Green had 19 for the Celtics, who have been competitive after trading away two of their most important players from their 2008 NBA championship team. Boston had a three-game winning streak snapped and its Atlantic Division-leading record fell to 10-13 record CAVALIERS 109, KNICKS 94 In Cleveland, Kyrie Irving scored 37 points and Jarrett Jack added 17 points, leading Cleveland past sinking New York.

Irving added 11 assists. The All-Star point guard had 12 points in the third quarter, when the Cavs outscored the defenseless Knicks 33-20 and pulled away. Tristan Thompson added 12 points and nine rebounds as Cleveland won its fourth straight at home. TIMBERWOLVES 121, PISTONS 94 In Auburn Hills, Mich., Kevin Love had 26 points and 16 rebounds to lead Minnesota. Love only played 30 minutes, sitting out the fourth quarter with the big lead. Detroit was unable to stop him inside, out-

BUCKS 78, BULLS 74 In Chicago, John Henson had 25 points, 14 rebounds and six blocked shots, and Milwaukee beat Chicago in a matchup of injury-riddled teams trying to break out of a slump. Brandon Knight added 19 points and 10 rebounds for Milwaukee, which had dropped three of four. O.J. Mayo was just 2 for 12 from the field, but had seven assists and made a couple of big plays in the fourth quarter. Chicago used only eight players after Joakim Noah was sidelined by a bruised right thigh. Carlos Boozer was the only starter in the lineup from the season opener at Miami. SUNS 114, LAKERS 108 In Los Angeles, Goran Dragic scored 31 points and Phoenix kept Los Angeles winless with Kobe Bryant back in the lineup. Bryant led the Lakers with 20 points while playing 29 mostly sharp minutes in his second game back from a nearly eight-month absence with a torn Achilles tendon. He led a fourth-quarter rally by the Lakers, who got within four points with 3 minutes left before Phoenix held on for its first three-game winning streak of the season.

Capital: Mirabal will keep things simple Continued from Page B-5 Montoya went 7-26 in one-plus season with the program, including an 0-4 start to the 2013-14 season. “I asked for an indication as to why I was being let go,” Montoya said Tuesday afternoon after his dismissal. “The only thing I got was they wanted to go in a different direction. If we were winning, it would be harder to go our separate ways. When it’s not going as well as you like, it’s easier.” By Tuesday night, Montoya vowed to fight his dismissal and said he would go to the Santa Fe Public Schools office to demand to speak with Superintendent Joel Boyd about the matter. He added that if it takes two weeks for it to happen, he will show up every day to do it. Montoya said he received texts from current players, former players and parents of former players expressing their disappointment and displeasure about his dismissal. “What I am saying is the truth,” Montoya said. “Injustices were inflicted upon people that didn’t need to be made. There are people in the highest places who have allowed these actions to take place and are

not being held accountable. I begged for an answer. I pleaded for an answer, and I never got one.” Lovato declined comment on the change, saying it was a personnel matter. He said assistant coach Max Vargas took over coaching duties for Tuesday’s home game against Valencia. Mirabal introduced himself to the team after a 62-17 loss, and set the tone quickly. “I just told them I know it is a difficult time and to just bear with me,” Mirabal said. “I told them, ‘If you don’t want to be here and play for me, there’s the door.’ I’m moving forward with the players I have.” Mirabal’s expectations are for his team to play defense and play with discipline. He added that since he will be teaching the Lady Jaguars a new system, he will be keeping things simple. “You don’t want to throw too much at them right away,” Mirabal said. “And after losing a coach they were close to, I need to gain their trust in me while also teaching them the game of basketball.” The team was informed of Montoya’s dismissal prior to start of the sub-varsity games, and Lovato said the reaction was mixed.

“I think there was more of a shock factor,” Lovato said. “But the overall reaction was mixed.” Montoya was hired in 2012 after a nineyear absence from the sidelines. He was the head girls basketball coach at St. Michael’s from 1996-2003 before being forced to resign after a 9-14 season in which he was suspended by the New Mexico Activities Association after getting ejected from consecutive games. He had applied for other jobs, but it seemed that his history excluded him from hire. Montoya admitted that it has been difficult getting passed over jobs he felt qualified to perform, and he was hoping to show he could turn Capital into a competitive program. “I’m very competitive and I believe that we are going to turn the program around,” he said. “I would have liked to finish what I started. I didn’t want to leave until we accomplished what we set out to do.” Since sharing the District 2AAAA title in 2007, Capital has had losing records in five of the last six seasons and not made the Class AAAA State Tournament since 2010.

traded as winter meetings pick up By Ronald Blum The Associated Press

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The winter meetings got busy Tuesday with a threeteam trade that sent slugger Mark Trumbo to Arizona, and Oakland dealt pitcher Brett Anderson to Colorado. Halfway through the fourday swap session, the 15-footwide dais at the Dolphin Hotel near Walt Disney World has been used for three announcements involving player transactions — triple the total of last year’s inert meetings in Nashville, Tenn. In the big deal of the day, the Chicago White Sox acquired outfielder Adam Eaton from Arizona for left-hander Hector Santiago, and the Diamondbacks then sent Santiago and left-hander Tyler Skaggs to the Angels for Trumbo. Arizona also will receive a player to be named or cash from each of the other teams. “It’s nice when you’re able to have three clubs up here all feeling good about things,” White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said. Arizona GM Kevin Towers was interested in another of Hahn’s players: pitcher Chris Sale. But Chicago doesn’t appear interested in dealing the 24-year-old left-hander. “We would have talked about Mr. Sale,” Towers said. “I imagine we might have been doing something directly. But I still can’t get him to budge there.” Trumbo, 27, hit .234 with 34 home runs and 100 RBIs this year, playing first base in 123 games because Albert Pujols was hurt. Despite hitting 95 homers during the last three seasons, the sometimes outfielder was deemed superfluous by Los Angeles, which craved starting pitching behind Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson and Garrett Richards. After finishing last in the AL Central with their worst record since 1970 at 63-99, the White Sox were looking to make changes, and Hahn is counting on Eaton to provide a spark. “We lacked a little bit of energy and a little edge,” Hahn said. “This is a dirt-bag baseball player. This is a guy who has been described to me by someone at this table with words I can’t use.” Oakland, the two-time defending AL West champion, received lefty Drew Pomeranz and minor league right-hander Chris Jensen from the Rockies for Anderson. The A’s also included cash to cover part of the salary of the left-hander, who is due $8 million next season. “Peyton Manning and I are going to become best friends… fact,” Anderson tweeted, a

reference to the Denver quarterback. Oakland GM Billy Beane has made four trades in a nineday span, also acquiring closer Jim Johnson from Baltimore, reliever Luke Gregerson from San Diego and outfielder Craig Gentry from Texas. “We had a lot of starting pitching, and in the acquisition of Pomeranz, it allows us to turn back the clock a little with another very talented left-hander,” Beane said. “Brett’s been with us for several years, and someone obviously with that kind of talent we think very highly of, but with the amount of guys we have, we knew we could use that to get younger guys with less service time, and that was attractive.” Some bigger names were being shopped, with Tampa Bay discussing offers for 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner David Price and the Los Angeles Dodgers listening to those interested in outfielder Matt Kemp. Among free agents, Detroit closed in on an agreement with outfielder Rajai Davis for a two-year contract worth $9 million to $10 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because an agreement had not been completed. It remained unclear whether Japanese star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will be made available to Major League Baseball teams. Speaking in the lobby, Rakuten Eagles President Yozo Tachibana said no decision had been made. “First of all, discuss it with him,” Tachibana said. “I don’t know if he wants to do it.” The New York Yankees are among the teams interested in Tanaka, 24-0 in Japan’s regular season. Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball have an agreement in principle on a new posting system. If ratified by both sides, there would be a $20 million cap on the fee going to Japanese clubs for players put on the posting market, and any MLB teams bidding the specified price would be able to compete to sign a player. A day after finalizing a $60 million, four-year contract with the New York Mets, outfielder Curtis Granderson injected some playfully provocative words into New York’s baseball rivalry. A direct Bronx-to-Queens switch from the Yankees is rare. “A lot of the people I’ve met in New York have always said true New Yorkers are Mets fans,” Granderson quipped. “So I’m excited to get a chance to see them all out there.”

Hits: Defensive players got more infractions league’s propensity for protecting the passer continues at almost every spot on the field. Over the first 11 weeks, there were 32 flags for infractions against quarterbacks that didn’t involve hits to the head or legs — for example, a late hit on a sliding quarterback. The NFL still makes a big splash out of suspensions and fines levied under the umbrella of protecting players. Ndamukong Suh, a multiple offender, got a $100,000 fine — largest in league history for on-field conduct — for his Week 2 low block on John Sullivan of the Vikings during an interception return. More recently, Titans safety Michael Griffin served a onegame suspension for a low hit on Oakland tight end Mychal Rivera. When asked what he could have done differently, Griffin said a league official “told me there’s no clear blackand-white answer.” “You have to start thinking about how you’re going to hit the guy when you get there,” Titans coach Mike Munchak said. “I think it’s very, very hard, very difficult. It definitely is necessary. I think it has helped the game in that way. But I think

you’ve got to be careful in how these guys are fined and things like that going forward.” Whatever the mixed messages, the NFL appears satisfied with the way players are adjusting to the rules, given the league’s decision not to raise fine amounts. Total fines issued by the NFL have declined by 32 percent from 2009 to 2012 (668 to 451) and also decreased 4.5 percent between 2011 and 2012 (472 to 451). Fines for illegal hits on quarterbacks have declined 46.4 percent since 2009 (114 to 61). All of which points to a safer game — but a game that nevertheless, at least on average, puts at least one player in jeopardy in every game in every stadium every Thursday, Sunday and Monday. “It’s a warrior game,” said Broncos defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson, on injured reserve after suffering a dislocated hip on a play in which four players took turns blocking him, both high and low. “You’re going to have collisions. You’re going to have those injuries. You just try to do the best you can with them and play within the rules they set.”

Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn, left, Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto, center, and Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers address reporters Tuesday at baseball’s winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. PHELAN M. EBENHACK/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Similarly, penalties for low hits, which many thought would have to do their part to make rise when defenders were the game safer. forced to focus away from the “The face mask, that’s going head and neck, were relatively to happen. The pass interferlow — only 35. That small numence, those things are going to ber included illegal cuts, chop happen. The stupid fouls, hitting and peelback blocks against the the quarterbacks late and doing offense for hits on defenders — all the other stuff we’ve done, penalties the defensive players we have to eliminate it,” said argue are called far too rarely Titans safety Bernard Pollard, and put their careers at as much who has been fined $62,000 this risk as the above-the-shoulder season. hits. But the defenders also reit“The way offenses are playing erated a long-held belief that now and the way running backs they’re held to a different stanblock now, I think it’s almost dard than their offensive counevery play,” Broncos defensive terparts. tackle Terrance Knighton said “No doubt,” Packers cornerwhen asked how often a defenback Tramon Williams said. sive player’s legs get targeted. “Guys are still getting penalized New England tight end Rob for clean shots, getting fined Gronkowski’s season ended for clean shots, and there’s no abruptly Sunday with a knee other explanation to it. Just like injury when he took a low hit they’re holding us accountable from Cleveland safety T.J. Ward. for trying to make that right hit, No penalty was called. Ward they’ve got to hold themselves said he knows he can’t go for accountable for making the the high hit. right calls on the field, and mak“But we have to play this ing the right decision on who to game,” Ward said. “We have to fine and how much to fine.” play it the way that they force us to, and unfortunately, it incurred True to the defenders’ coman injury for him.” plaints, the AP review tallied 224 major infractions against Of the 35 penalties for low the defense, with only 69 going hits, 10 came against the defense against the offense. for hits to the quarterbacks. The

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Nearly 20 years after opening Taos favorite Joseph’s Table, chef Joseph Wrede brings his talent — and his name — to new Santa Fe restaurant

Joseph’s of Santa Fe opened in October. The restaurant is open seven days a week, 5:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 5:30 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Bubbly for the holidays — and all days By Dave McIntyre Special to The Washington Post

Sparkling wine could grace my table every day. It does not require a celebration; it creates a celebration. The bubbles streaming to the top of the glass sweeten my sourest of moods and brighten my darkest of days. They also clear my palate, making sparkling wine an excellent partner to food. Yet bubbles have become so identified with celebrations rather than daily drinking that in this country, the vast majority of sparkling wine is bought and drunk in December. Champagne, of course, is the benchmark for fizz, so much so that we typically refer to any wine with bubbles as champagne. True Champagne comes only from the region of that name in northern France, but most high-quality sparkling wine made in the world uses the Champagne method of inducing the secondary (gas) fermentation in the bottle while the wine ages on its lees in the winery cellar. That method helps develop complexity in the wine, including the fine “bead” of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. It is noted on the label as “methode champenoise,” “methode traditionelle,” or even “traditional method.” That’s the winery’s signal to you that it has invested the time and effort to make wine in the Champagne style. Most sparkling wines don’t have a vintage date. That’s because the base wines — the still wine before the second-

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Chef and co-owner Joseph Wrede opened his first restaurant, Joseph’s Table, in Ranchos de Taos in 1995. PHOTOS BY JANE PHILLIPS/THE NEW MEXICAN

Getting ‘fancy,’ no fancy skills required

By Carlos Andres López The New Mexican


he French may have been the first to use duck fat to poach, sear and otherwise cook everything from fowl to seafood, but give credit to Taos-transplant chef Joseph Wrede for creating the world’s first “duck fat fries.”

Two years after the then 28-yearold Wrede opened his first restaurant, Joseph’s Table, in Ranchos de Taos in 1995, the Phoenix-born chef came up with the idea of deep-frying potato matchsticks in pools of golden duck fat. From the beginning, the dish garnered its share of skeptics, most notably from Wrede’s then-wife, a pastry chef who was vocal about her distaste. “I remember her saying, ‘No one in their right mind is going to eat duck fat fries,’ ” Wrede said. But she was wrong. “Oh the duck fat fries! People went crazy for them,” he said. “We started doing them in 1997, and they quickly became one of my signature dishes. I believe I’m the first chef to have written it on a menu.” Today, Wrede said, the fries have become just as popular as they once were with diners at his latest restaurant, Joseph’s of Santa Fe, which opened in October on Agua Fría Street. Billed as the “next chapter” of Joseph’s Table, Joseph’s of Santa Fe is a joint venture between Wrede and Marty Biduis, a former New York businessman, who together sought to relaunch the restaurant brand that Wrede founded nearly 20 years ago. “Age is the big difference,” Wrede said of the Santa Fe restaurant. “It’s 20 years into it. It may not have the

By Sara Moulton The Associated Press

Crispy duck, salt-cured confit-style dried cranberry chutney, and French lentil corn and green chile succotash, $28.

youthful energy, but I think that’s been replaced with a little bit of wisdom, experience and honing of the craft.” In truth, Wrede began honing that craft decades before he opened the once-popular Taos restaurant. At age 8, Wrede effectively began his culinary career as a dishwasher for a bar in Cincinnati, where he grew up. “My parents cringe every time they think of me doing that.” As a child, after being diagnosed with dyslexia, Wrede was sent to boarding schools in upstate New York to help him with the reading disorder — but he was never interested in academics, he said. “As I was growing up, the path of least resistance wasn’t school,” he

said. “It was cooking, and I just started to indulge that path, and I became what’s called a kitchen rat.” Early on, Wrede said he learned to use his dyslexia to his advantage when working in kitchens and developing recipes. “The strength of dyslexia is that you can take abstract concepts and create a logic. And that’s where my strength is. I’m able to take ideas from anywhere in the world, and I’m able to see similarities and make beautiful dishes with different combinations of ingredients.” For instance, to pair tarragon and halibut, Wrede simply adds strawberries and butter. To make his enchi-

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IF YOU GO What: Joseph’s of Santa Fe When: 5:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5:30 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday Where: 428 Agua Fría St. On the menu: Bar menu, $9 to $14 (duck fat fries, polenta fries, lamb burger, elk posole); dinner menu, $18 to $42 for entrées (crispy duck confit; pork cassoulet; lamb tagine; Scottish salmon and corn pudding; pumpkin, kale, corn and porcini enchiladas; mustard seed and créme fraîche cauliflower; honey and cardamom phyllo Napoleon; rabbit lasagna; steak au poivre) More info: Call 982-1272 or visit

For me, food is a language and a way to express myself. I just try to draw correlations “ between the ingredients and try to create something that’s unique.” Chef Joseph Wrede

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Looking to dazzle your guests during the holidays? I’ve got the perfect “fancy” dish for you. And I promise it requires no advanced culinary skills. I’ve adapted this from a recipe that first appeared in Gourmet magazine. It boasts a secret ingredient, what the French call a “farce,” but we call it forcemeat. It’s what makes this chicken ridiculously moist and flavorful. A forcemeat is a mixture of wellseasoned meat, poultry, fish or vegetables, that is finely chopped or ground, then cooked and served alone or used as a stuffing. Some fat usually is added to ensure the forcemeat has a smooth texture. Forcemeat is the base of many charcuterie products, including pâtés, terrines and sausages. But in this recipe, it doesn’t just add delicious flavor. It also insulates the chicken from the intensity of the heat in the oven, making it almost impossible for the meat to dry out.

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Fancy: Forcemeat keeps chicken moist Continued from Page C-1 For my forcemeat, I’ve used a mixture of chicken, spinach, low-fat sour cream (in place of the original recipe’s heavy cream), and Mediterranean flavorings, including lemon zest, nutmeg (often paired with spinach) and fennel seed. I’d advise those of you who think you hate fennel (which tastes vaguely of licorice) to give this combo a chance. It’s a delicious blend of flavors and you won’t even notice the fennel. But before you get going, a few kitchen notes. We’ll start with the tools. Your best bet for grinding the fennel seeds is a spice or coffee grinder, but you also can crush them with the bottom of a heavy saucepan. As for grating the lemon zest and nutmeg, get yourself a wand-style grater, which makes quick work of both. If you’re using dry, prewashed spinach, throw a little water into the skillet with it to help it wilt, then stir it often. Don’t be surprised when it cooks down to almost nothing. You’ll notice then that the spinach has generated water of its own in excess. The best way to lose the water is to wrap batches of the spinach in a dish towel and squeeze hard. You may wonder whether all the stuffing will fit under the chicken’s skin, or whether the excess will ooze out when you sauté the meat. Don’t worry. Chicken skin is remarkably elastic. And the forcemeat firms right up during cooking and won’t slide out. Wait a minute! Doesn’t that skin contain a lot of fat? It does. But I figure that the holidays are one time of the year you can splurge a little. And by the way, there’s no reason to confine the enjoyment of this dish to the holidays. You can customize the seasonings or flavorings as you like as long as you keep the amounts of the core ingredients — chicken, sour cream and ice — untouched. That said, this is indeed a perfect dish for entertaining because you can make it ahead and keep it in the refrigerator until about 40 minutes before you want to serve it. SPINACH-STUFFED CHICKEN THIGHS Total time: 1 hour 55 minutes (30 minutes active), makes six servings 5 ounces baby spinach 2 pounds skin-on, bonein chicken thighs (8 thighs)

2 tablespoons crushed ice ⅓ cup low-fat sour cream Kosher salt ½ teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest ⅛ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg Ground black pepper 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil. Preparation: In a large skillet over medium heat, wilt the spinach until completely reduced. Let cool until easily handled, then squeeze any moisture from the spinach. Finely chop the spinach. You should have about ⅓ cup. Set aside. Using a paring knife, remove the skin and bone from 2 of the chicken thighs. Place them in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add the ice and process until absorbed. Add the sour cream and pulse again until well mixed. Add the spinach, ½ teaspoon of salt, fennel seeds, lemon zest, nutmeg and ⅛ teaspoon of black pepper. Pulse, scraping down the sides, until well mixed. Set aside. Arrange the remaining thighs on a cutting board, skin side up. Carefully pull back the skin, leaving it attached on one end. Divide the ground chicken and spinach mixture evenly between the 6 thighs, spreading it evenly over the meat. Stretch the skin back over the filling on each thigh. Arrange the stuffed thighs on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour and up to overnight. When ready to cook, heat the oven to 400 degrees. In a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high, heat the oil. Season the chicken skin lightly with salt and pepper, then add the chicken to the skillet, skin side down. Cook until the skin is golden brown, then use tongs to turn the thighs skin side up. Place the skillet in the oven and roast for 25 minutes, or until the thighs reach 160 degrees. Remove the skillet from the oven and cover with foil. Let rest for 5 minutes before transferring each thigh to a serving plate. Spoon any juices from the skillet over the thighs just before serving. Nutrition information per serving: 310 calories; 200 calories from fat (65 percent of total calories); 23 g fat (7 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 110 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 0 g sugar; 22 g protein; 370 mg sodium.

Spinach stuffed chicken thighs: The preparation is easier than it looks — and tastes. MATTHEW MEAD/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Black pepper tofu pot: There’s something about the combination of black pepper and tofu that sings. DEB LINDSEY FOR THE WASHINGTON POST

Tofu, ready to rumble By Joe Yonan The Washington Post

Countless Chinese restaurants know: There’s something about the combination of black pepper and tofu that sings. And it’s got a rich, deep bass voice, too. Like many other cooks, I first made black pepper tofu at home when I saw it in that instant-classic book Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi. You fry cubes of tofu until crisp, then make a pungent sauce out of heaps of coarsely cracked black pepper, chile peppers, ginger, garlic and more. But I balked at a few things — 12 tablespoons of butter? Three kinds of soy sauce? — and soon started making it with my own adjustments. The dish is super-fiery, and I love spice, but I toned it down. I wanted that low, rumbling flavor of black pepper to dominate, not the sharp screech of serrano peppers. I even riffed on the idea in my recent cookbook, dropping the butter entirely, slicing the tofu into bigger cutlets and encrusting them with the black pepper, then using them to top a broccoli-red pepper stir-fry. In her beautiful new book, Feast: Generous Vegetarian Meals for Any Eater and Every Appetite (Chronicle Books, 2013), Sarah Copeland also takes a crack at the dish. Confession: I might like her version even better than Ottolenghi’s, and possibly as much as my own. She cuts back on the butter and chiles and soy-sauce varieties (actually, she cuts back on pretty much everything except the tofu), making the

dish much quicker to prepare. When I made it, the result had perfect balance: a touch of sweetness (from a little sugar, not a third kind of soy sauce) that balances the black pepper — while keeping that deep rumble that I love so much. BLACK PEPPER TOFU POT Makes six servings A heap of black pepper gives this dish a warming, earthy flavor reminiscent of mushrooms or even steak. Adapted from Feast: Generous Vegetarian Meals for Any Eater and Every Appetite, by Sarah Copeland (Chronicle Books, 2013). 1 bunch scallions, root ends trimmed Flour, for coating Vegetable oil, for the pan 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil 28 ounces firm tofu, drained and patted dry, then cut into 1-inch cubes 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into chunks 2 shallots, thinly sliced 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and thinly sliced 6 cloves garlic, smashed 1-inch piece peeled fresh ginger root, cut into thin matchsticks 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons coarsely cracked black pepper 4 to 6 cups warm cooked brown rice, for serving Preparation: Cut the scallions (white and green parts) into 2-inch lengths, then slice

them lengthwise into matchsticks. Keep the white and green parts separate. Pour the flour into a shallow bowl. Line a plate with paper towels and set it near the stove. Pour vegetable oil to a depth of ¼ inch into a large skillet set over medium heat. Once the oil is shimmering, and just before frying, add the sesame oil to the skillet. Working in batches, lightly dust the tofu cubes in the flour, tossing to coat and shaking off any excess. Use a slotted spoon to add the tofu to the hot oil, making sure that none of the pieces touch. Fry until the tofu cubes are golden and have a thin crust on most sides, turning them as needed, about 8 minutes. Lift the tofu out of the oil with the slotted spoon, letting the oil drip back into the pan, and transfer to the paper-towellined plate. Repeat until all of the tofu cubes are fried, coating the tofu in the flour as you go and adding oil to the pan as needed. Wipe out the skillet and return it to medium heat. Add the butter; once it has melted, add the shallots, jalapeno, garlic and ginger, stirring to combine. Cook for a few minutes, then add the white parts of the scallions and continue cooking until the vegetables are fragrant and soft, about 8 minutes. Stir in the soy sauce, sugar (to taste) and pepper; turn off the heat and cover to keep warm. Immediately before serving, add the tofu and the green parts of the scallions to the sauce; toss to coat evenly. Divide the rice among individual deep bowls, spoon the tofu and sauce over the rice, and serve.

Bubbly: Sparkling wine labels can confuse Continued from Page C-1 ary fermentation in the bottle — are typically blends of two or three years. That technique allows a winery to develop a “house style” that remains consistent from year to year despite vintage variations. In good years, most houses will bottle their best wines as a single-vintage cuvee. Those usually are aged longer before release and are more expensive. The most confusing part of a sparkling wine label is the word brut, which means dry. “Extra brut” and “extra dry,” however, mean not so dry. It doesn’t make sense; just remember that extra brut and extra dry are slightly sweeter than dry. “Demi-sec” means the wine is overtly sweet, intended as dessert. “Brut nature” signals a bone-dry wine: drier than brut, without the “dosage” of sugar added when the lees are disgorged. Brut nature is a modern, cutting-edge trend that might or might not last. It can add focus to a wine, but its detractors argue that the dosage balances the acidity and creates a more harmonic wine. Then there are other styles

of sparkling wine. Cremant wines are made in France, but outside of Champagne, using the traditional method. They are usually made with regional grapes — chenin blanc in the Loire, Riesling or pinot blanc in Alsace, chardonnay in Burgundy — giving them a regional character. Cava is Spain’s claim to bubbly fame and is arguably the best value in fizz. You can get decent cava for under $10 (Jaume Serra Cristalino is a top value brand), and cavas closer to $20 can successfully imitate champagnes that cost twice as much. Italy offers Franciacorta, a Champagne-method wine that is fairly hard to find in the United States and as pricey as Champagne. Italy’s best bargain, though, is prosecco, a gentle fizz from the Veneto region around Venice that can be an ideal start to any meal (and yes, I would include breakfast, but that’s just me). As you toast your family and friends these holidays, remember to raise glasses of bubbly throughout the year to celebrate life’s triumphs or turn a minor defeat into a victory. Yeah, bubbles can do that.

Five to buy Five sparkling recommendations — all under $20 — include two proseccos from northern Italy and two cavas from Spain, with each pair showing subtle but distinct differences in style. Bonus: a California bubbly made by a Spanish cava producer. Adriano Adami Bosco di Gica Brut Prosecco Superiore Veneto, Italy, $19 Prosecco, the lightly frizzante fizz from northern Italy, is often rather neutral. This fine example stands out from the first sip and features a bright core of ripe peach and apricot flavors. It is also available in halfbottles for about $12, making it an ideal aperitif for a romantic dinner for two. Adami’s Garbel Prosecco ($16) is also excellent. Alcohol by volume: 11 percent. Carmina Loggia Prosecco Extra Dry Veneto, Italy, $14 A hint of sugar gives this wine a voluptuous texture and a pleasing aftertaste. ABV: 11 percent. Mascaro Brut Nature Cava Penedes, Spain, $18 Cava as a category might be the best bargain bubbly avail-

able, with delicious offerings ranging from about $8. (Jaume Serra Cristalino and Segura Viudas are my favorites.) Examples costing closer to $20 often are more complex and, dare I say, more like Champagne. This delicious example, with red-fruit flavors and notes of earth and minerals, could almost fool a champagne expert. (Brut nature signals that the wine is made without the “dosage” of added sugar at disgorgement.) ABV: 12 percent. 1+1=3 Brut Cava Penedes, Spain, $16 This wine displays bright tree-fruit flavors reminiscent of a blanc de blancs, with a long finish. It therefore tastes a bit sweeter and fuller than the Mascaro; that’s a style difference, not a qualitative judgment. ABV: 11.5 percent. Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut Sonoma County, Calif., $19 This easy-to-find California bubbly is made by the same family that produces Freixenet, the popular, sweet cava in the distinctive black bottle. This is in the cava style, with California fruitiness and appealing depth. ABV: 12.5 percent. Check to verify availability, or ask a favorite wine store to order through a distributor.

Revival: Wrede oversees all operations at new Santa Fe eatery Continued from Page C-1 ladas, he layers pumpkin, kale and mushrooms with cotija cheese and corn tortillas. He also seasons cauliflower with mustard seeds and crème fraîche, and serves it with white beans, anchovy-infused tomato sauce and olive “dust.” For dessert, he tops Italian meringue with caramel sauce and grapefruit slices. “For me, food is a language and a way to express myself,” he said, adding, “I just try to draw correlations between the ingredients and try to create something that’s unique.” After boarding school, Wrede attended culinary schools in New

York City and Denver. In 1995, he came to New Mexico with a dream to open his own restaurant, and he eventually settled in Taos. “Taos was the least expensive place for me to start my name,” he said. For eight years, Wrede operated Joseph’s Table at its first location in Ranchos de Taos. It was then housed inside Hotel La Fonda de Taos until 2010, when it closed. That led Wrede and his family to Santa Fe, where he took up work at the Palace Restaurant & Saloon and Tomme. “Ultimately, my conclusion after working for other people for about two years [in Santa Fe] was that if I

was going to do my best work, I had to be in control of operations,” he said. At Joseph’s of Santa Fe, Wrede is very much in control. Under his partnership with Biduis, Wrede said he oversees all operations at the restaurant — a power he lost after moving Joseph’s Table inside La Fonda hotel in Taos. With total artistic freedom, Wrede said he is able to cook the food he wants — when he wants. And his current menu goes well beyond the realm of contemporary American food. “For years,” he said, “I’ve been doing the same steak au poivre, which we call an American steak au poivre.

Instead of doing it with a flank steak or sheet steak, like they do in France, I do it with a beef tenderloin. We’re also doing a half of a duck that we’re cooking confit-style, and [we have] a chicken liver mousse on polenta, which is probably the signature appetizer right now.” Among its many influences, the menu features Italian sensibilities in presentation, French techniques and sauces, a few Japanese nuances and, of course, Southwestern flavors, like green and red chile. Many of the items also are made with locally sourced ingredients, some of which — like asparagus, mushrooms and sorrel —

are foraged by Wrede himself. “The ideas may come from all over the world, but when you find a local source, the soil imparts its own flavor, and that’s something unique,” he said. Wrede said his efforts to give his diners a distinct dining experience is what drives him on a daily basis. “I don’t think people come to Santa Fe looking for something that they already have. They’re looking for something slightly different. The architecture is different, the city’s history is different, the region is different — so I think the food should be different.” Contact Carlos Andres López at

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5 kid-friendly ski resorts Family ski and snow adventures provide outdoor fun and lasting memories. Here are five places to get cozy with the kids: Sunlight Mountain Resort; Glenwood Springs, Colo. Choose this relaxed, family friendly resort’s Ski, Swim, Stay package for a multifaceted winter getaway. Ski or ride on fresh powder, soak and swim in the Glenwood Hot Springs pool, and stay in one of 10 participating lodges where rates start as low as $99 a night. What’s more, kids under 12 ski free. Families will also have access to snowmobile tours and Nordic ski trails as well as a range of spa services. The Glenwood Vaudeville Review, offering G-rated comedy and entertainment, is good for a laugh. Contact: 800-445-7931; Liberty Hill Farm; Rochester, Vt. Fire up for your snowy adventures with farm-fresh meals served with care on this picturesque New England dairy farm. The winter package includes lodging and a hearty breakfast, plus discounted ski passes for local downhill and cross-country outings. Help out in the barn, go sledding or make tracks through local farm meadows. Afterward, return to the cozy kitchen, where straight-from-the-oven baked goods, local cheddar and warming drinks await. Contact: 802-767-3926; Park City Mountain Resort; Park City, Utah. A 50th anniversary — the resort opened in 1963 — is something to celebrate. Thus, families visiting this high mountain home of the 2002 Winter Games will benefit from a slew of special packages, giveaways, events and celebrity guest appearances throughout the season. When not carving turns, there are plenty of shops, galleries and restaurants to tempt the whole family along the city’s historic Main Street. Ask about family value deals that include free nights and discounted lift tickets. Contact: 800-331-3178; vacation-planning/lodging/package-deals Taos Ski Valley. An 18,000-square-foot children’s center can serve as home base for the junior ski set on a mountain that collects more than 300 inches of snow and boasts an equal number of sunny days. The scenic resort offers ski tubing as well as a children’s ski area with a dedicated equipment shop, pint-size lifts, lessons, camps and kidfriendly terrain. Day care for children 6 weeks and older is available. Ask about early season discounts. Contact: 575-776-2291; Northstar California Resort; North Lake Tahoe, Calif. After a day on the slopes, sweeten the experience by creating your own s’mores around a warm and toasty fire pit. Expand your sporting endeavors by taking a spin on the 9,000-squarefoot outdoor ice rink or sampling lift-served snow tubing. The destination mountain resort offers groomed trails for every ability as well as terrain parks and tailored glades for tree-skiing. You’ll also find plenty of cross-country options, snowshoeing and shopping to engage your clan. Contact: 800-466-6784;



3 A street musician plays Jewish folk songs on Via del Portico d’Ottavia, the main street of the Jewish Ghetto where there are kosher restaurants, traditional Jewish bakeries and stores. RICHARD SENNOTT/MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Hidden heart of Rome Straying off the typical tourist path uncovers gems By Bill Ward Minneapolis Star Tribune

ROME — Stand within the Colosseum’s massive bowl, and you can practically hear the roar of the ancient crowd. But to capture the sounds of today’s Rome, it’s best to get away from the flurry of tourists and settle into a quaint trattoria like Da Tonino, where everyone within its rustic walls chatters away in Italian. No sign outside announces the restaurant; my wife and I dined there courtesy of a local’s tip. And that cloaked quality was precisely its appeal. Hidden gems — ignored by the guidebooks, well off the tourist path — await in nearly every nook of this wondrous city. Of course visitors should crane their necks at the Vatican, sip espresso at an open-air bar in Piazza Navona and climb the Spanish Steps. But in a place with a history so long and rich that it is dubbed “the Eternal City,” only one approach seems plausible: Peel away the layers, savoring each one, to get a deeper sense of the place. In our journey to do just that, we hoofed everywhere. Our feet are still recuperating, but our souls are soaked with indelible memories.

Cul de Sac Cork dorks should head posthaste to Cul de Sac (Piazza di Pasquino 73; www.enoteca, to sample scores of wines they can’t get elsewhere (start with a glass

of the cesanese, although it’s impossible to order poorly here). But this locals-laden enoteca has way more to offer: a locavore menu with eight kinds of pâté, sundry salumi and cheese and homemade pasta, friendly service (a waiter actually asked an indecisive customer how much she wanted to spend on wine) and a fabulous vibe inside and out. Tucked into a prototypically quaint but preternaturally quiet piazza a block west of the Piazza Navona, Cul de Sac’s outdoor tables are filled by 7 p.m., which is still happy hour for Romans. The booths inside rest under shelves of bottles reaching to the 12-foot-high ceiling, with the nets in between to keep any errant bottles from conking customers on the head.

Jewish Ghetto At a couple of entrances to the Jewish Ghetto, you must pass through turnstiles (no coins needed) that we dubbed “pedestrian roundabouts.” Sadly, the Jews who were forced to live in this flood plain near the Tiber River in the 16th century (after two millenniums of being a free community), had to come in and out through locked gates in massive walls. The walls came down in the late 19th century, and a stately, imposing synagogue (Lungotevere Dè Cenci) went up on the neighborhood’s edge. The old ghetto now has a few Jewish merchants and restaurants serving Roman Jewish specialties. Don’t miss the fried artichokes at Giggetto (Vie del Portico d’Ottavia 21;, and walk off your meal on tree-lined riverside Longotevere de Cenci.

Dagnino Taking a hungry kid to Pasticceria Dagnino (Via V. Emanuele Orlando 75; would easily make the shortlist of Worst Ideas Ever. Popping in as an even slightly ravenous adult isn’t such a grand notion, either. The almost unending assortment of mouthwatering sweets at this Sicilian-style bakery includes ice cream and cake, cookies and cannoli. But what marks it as Sicilian is a boundless batch of that island’s cassata cakes and marzipan crafted into brightly colored, exquisitely detailed fruits. Drool alert! You can skip all that eye candy by sitting and ordering at a table in the tony gallery near the Termini station, but why would you? Bonus points for the best cappuccino by far we had during our two weeks in Italy.

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‘Monumental Cemetery’ Most of us have found ourselves in a museum gawking at some oddity and thinking (or saying) “Is this art? Really?” That’s certainly the rote response at the catacombs in the Church of the Immaculate Conception (Via Vittorio Veneto 27;, where thousands of bones have been fashioned into light fixtures, hourglasses, arches and even flowers in rooms with names such as “The Crypt of Pelvises.” The Catholic Church’s Capucin sect, which has a history of an often-cultish relationship with the dead, crafted these “works of art” with the remains of 4,000 of their flock. Appreciating, or at least understanding, this attitude is enhanced mightily by a fabulous museum above the crypt, leading to a plaque that advises “What you are now, we used to be. What we are now, you shall be.” OK, then.

LASTING IMAGES CITY OF TEMPLES James Bond and Michele Medinsky recently visited Siem Reap, Cambodia, home of Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world. The temple was built by Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century. Angkor Wat means ‘Temple City’ or ‘City of Temples’ in Khmer. Angkor Archaeological Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992.


One-stop snapshot of lodging options By Jen Leo Chicago Tribune

Can’t decide where to stay? Compare hotel options against home and apartment rentals, B&Bs, hostels and more. Name: What it does: Puts all your accommodation options in front of you. What’s hot: When you type in your destination, a series of tabs appears across the top of your search results: All, Hotels, Homes & Apts., Rooms & Hostels, B&Bs and Amazing. You can easily see how many lodging options are in each tab. Get ready to do backflips for the Amazing section. This is where I found the deals. It not only shows you the markdown but also has links so you can compare prices on other sites, such as Expedia, Jetsetter, Mr. & Mrs. Smith,, IHG and others. I found five-star hotels marked down more than 50 percent in Las Vegas, London and the Caribbean. I also found three-star options for less than $30 in some destinations. It’s a true time-saver, and I didn’t feel the need to comparison shop on other sites after seeing the options here. What’s not: I’d like to see a sort-by-map option that’s easier to use. You narrow your search results by distance and then type in an address or landmark that you’d like to be near, and after that you must click on the mileage link to get a map — that’s a lot of steps.

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HOUSTON — A passenger who fell asleep while flying to Los Angeles said he awoke to discover himself alone and locked inside a dark, empty plane in Houston. Tom Wagner said he was supposed to change planes Friday at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. But no staff noticed he was still sleeping in a window seat at the rear of the flight from Louisiana before they closed up the jet. “I looked down the aisle, there was nobody on the plane,” Wagner, 51, said Monday from California, where he’s visiting his sister. “It was locked up. Lights were off. No motors running. It was like it was secured for the night.” Wagner was eventually found when a couple of maintenance workers opened the door and found Wagner there to greet them. Regional carrier ExpressJet, operating the flight for United, said in a statement that it apologized to Wagner for the inconvenience and that the airline was investigating what happened. The Associated Press



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COMMERCIAL SPACE 1,900 squ.ft. Warehouse, 600 squ.ft Office Space, reception area, two offices, kitchen, security, fenced yard, Onside parking. $1,500 plus utilities. 505-982-2511.

CONDOSTOWNHOMES 2nd Floor 2 bedroom, 2 bath. New carpet & paint. San Mateo Condos. No pets, non-smokers. $925 monthly;; 505-920-3233 DOS SANTOS, one bedroom, one bath, upper level, upgraded, reserve parking. $800 Western Equities, 505-982-4201 RANCHO SANTOS, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, pretty unit, 2nd story, 1 car garage. $1000. Western Equities, 505-982-4201.


SMALL EFFICIENCY , in Cieneguilla $400 monthly, $200 cleaning deposit. Available Immediately, No pets. Quiet. Call 505-424-3755.

PRIME DOWNTOWN LOCATION 2 bedroom, 2 bath, wood floors, vigas, small enclosed yard, washer, dryer, 2 car garage, $1800 plus utilities COZY CONDO WITH MANY UPGRADES 2 bedroom, 1 bath, kiva fireplace, washer, dryer, granite counters $895 plus utilities DESIRABLE NAVA ADE COMMUNITY 3 bedroom, plus library, 2.5 bath, 2 car garage, washer, dryer, enclosed backyard, 2 wood burning fireplaces, $1700 plus utilities DARLING 1 BEDROOM 1 bath, walk in closet, close to park, kiva fireplace, washer, dryer, $725 plus utilities LOCATED AT THE LOFTS ON CERRILLOS This live & work studio offers high ceilings, kitchenette, bathroom with shower, 2 separate entrances, ground, corner unit with lots of natural lighting. $1000 plus utilities NEWLY RENOVATED CASITA 1 bedroom, 1 bath, quiet and secluded location, $495 plus utilities CHARMING AND CENTRALLY LOCATED 3 bedroom, 1 bath, wood & tile floors, enclosed backyard, additional storage on property $1100 plus utilities EXQUISITE SANTA Fe Compound Property situated on 5 acres, boasts majestic mountain views, 6200 sqft of living space, 8 bedrooms, 7 baths, 2 car garage. $3500 plus utilities. Call for personal showing $580. 2 SMALL BEDROOMS. V e r y clean, quiet, safe. Off Agua Fria. Has gas heating. Pay only electric. No pets. 505-473-0278


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BEAUTIFUL ADOBE Casita, fully furnished, Pojoaque. 1 bedroom, 2 bath. No smoking, No pets. $675 monthly, $300 deposit. Call 505-455-3902.


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Furnished. AC. No pets, nonsmoking. 6 month lease minimum. $6500 monthly plus utilities. $14500 deposit. 203-481-5271 SOUTH SANTA FE. 3 Bedroom 2Bath, smoke free. No pets. $1195 monthly. 970-389-8434.

COZY STUDIO, $750 monthly, $500 deposit, includes utilities, washer, dryer. Saltillo tile, great views. No Smoking or Pets. CALL 505-231-0010.

E. PALACE. Two blocks from Plaza. One Bedroom, No Pets, Non-Smoker. $790 plus deposit. Washer, dryer. Utilities paid. 505-983-3728, 505-4701610.


LA BARBARIA, Avail. 1, 1. Furnished 2 bedroom in trees. Seek caring, quiet non-smoker. $1250 INCLUDES UTILITIES. 781-259-8879,

CORONADO CONDOMINIUMS for Rent, 1 bedroom $600 monthly, 2 Bedroom $675 monthly, $400 deposit. 505-465-0057 or 505-690-7688

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$1500 MONTHLY. Beautiful Rancho Viejo 3 bedroom 2 bath home with gas rock fireplace, granite counter-tops, evaporative cooler, enclosed spacious walled yard. Non-smoker. 505-450-4721. pictures/16 2 BEDROOM, 2 bath, loft. Fenced yard, central air, heat, 1,300 squ.ft., 2 car garage, No pets. $995 monthly, plus utilities, $950 deposit. 505984-2263.

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PRIVATE COMPOUND 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Damage, credit report required. $750. Lease required. Call Mares Realty, 505-988-5585. QUIET COMPOUND, Totally remodeled 2 bedroom. Downtown area. $800 plus utilities. Call Mares Realty, 505-988-5585.

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


AKC AKITAS, adorable, playful, bear like pups for sale. 6 weeks old, $500. 3 males, 4 females, white, black, brindle. 505-490-3523.


Medalist NordicTrack ski exerciser. Great condition. Includes video, heart, calorie, speed, distance, and time monitor and cup and book holder. Asking $250. Originally $800. Call Mary 505-753-3162.

2010 Audi Q7 Premium AWD. Pristine recent trade-in, low miles, new tires, recently serviced, clean CarFax $33,781. Call 505-216-3800.



BENGAL KITTENS, Brown and Silver from Supreme Grand Champion. Almost ready for Christmas! $950, $1,200, $3,000. 7 2 0 - 4 3 4 - 6 3 4 4 ,


We have a position open for a Fulltime Unit Manager. The position requires that you must be a REGISTERED NURSE. The duties will be to help the DON Oversight & Systems Management. This is a salary position. Anyone interested please come by and speak to Raye Highland, RN/DON, or Craig Shaffer, Administrator. 505-982-2574


Business Opportunity

The Santa Fe New Mexican is seeking a motivated candidate to join the Pre-Press team working behind the scenes in the daily production of the newspaper.


A&R Medical Supply, Santa Fe. CUSTOMER SERVICE. (Monday- Friday, 9-4) Home Medical Equipment retail sales, patient intakes, phone & merchandising. Must be computer literate, personable, professional, friendly, can multitask & is motivated. Must live in or near the Santa Fe. Competitive wage & benefits. Fax or email resume: (505)982-0439.

NEEDED IMMEDIATELY DISPATCH CSR & CLERICAL Computer & telephone skills needed. 505-982-2511

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Tired of the same old job. Looking for something new? We need a receptionist and a vehicle detailer with experience. Don’t have the work experience, we will train the right person. For more details call 505-330-4900. Seeking Fulltime Box Office Auditor responsible for managing staff and daily functions of the Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic Box Office. Salary DOE send resume and cover letter to

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Bronson is a 6-month-old p it mix is currently in foster care, and his foster mom can’t say enough good things about him! She reports that in a low-key foster environment, Bronson is coming out of his shell. Other dogs give him confidence, and he would love to have a dog buddy in the house to help show him the ropes and bolster that confidence. He also loves play-dates with other dogs! Crate-trained and leash-trained. To meet Bronson, please call his foster home at 505 501 0790.

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Another sweet one owner, all wheel drive Kia. Only 75k original miles, V6, automatic, CD, new tires on alloy rims. Ashtray’s never been used. Excellent condition inside and out. $8,746. 505-954-1054.


This position is located at our southside location off the frontage road by I25. Pay rate is dependent upon experience. Selected candidate will be eligible to participate in our insurance and 401k plans after waiting period. Apply in person or send application/resume to: Geri Budenholzer Human Resources Manager The Santa Fe New Mexican 202 East Marcy St. Santa Fe, NM 87501 Or e-mail gbudenholzer@sfnewmexican. com Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


Sheila is a cuddly companion, the perfect house dog! She is 2.5 years old, brown, mixed breed, spayed female, 40 lbs. Sheila loves adults, is ok with cats, but asks for a home without kids or dogs. Crate trained, leash trained, house trained! Likes occasional walks but TV marathons on the couch are just as good! Call Jacinta at 505-433-8617. For more info or to see other pets you can go to the Friends of the Shelter, Los Alamos website at: http://w w w /sh elters/nm07.html

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1962 MERCEDES Unimog 404 . 23,000 original miles. Completely rebuilt. Gas engine. $16,000 OBO. 505-982-2511 or 505-670-7862

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2010 Toyota RAV4 AWD Sport Another sweet one owner, low mileage RAV 4. Only 41k miles from new. Automatic, all wheel drive, power windows and locks, CD. Roof rack, alloy wheels and more. Pristine condition, no accidents, clean title and CarFax. Only $18,300. 505-954-1054. 2008 BMW X5 3.0si AWD. Pristine recent trade-in, factory CERTIFIED with warranty & maintenance until 9/2014, low miles, clean CarFax $25,871. Call 505-216-3800.

TRADES PLUMBING SERVICE TECH. Must have valid drivers license, Pass drug test. Certifications a plus. FAX RESUME TO: 505-438-0823

2010 BMW X5d TURBO DIESEL. White with grey & black leather interior. 59,000 miles. Great stereo, GPS, bluetooth, satellite, heated seats, moon roof, running boards. Perfect condition. Service and extended warranty valid to 100k miles. BMW Dealership maintained. $40k or best offer. 505690-1984.

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Selected candidate will operate, troubleshoot and maintain platemaking equipment, Newsway and PageImposer production systems; RIPs, imagesetters, processors and printers as needed in the daily production of the newspaper; layout classified and obituary pages using QuarkXpress; and download files from SFNM FTP site and enter them into Newsway/PageImposer. Candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalent; (Associates degree preferred); be computer proficient on MAC OS9/OSX; have experience with Adobe InDesign, QuarkExpress, Photoshop and Acrobat and CMYK seps; be knowledgeable in graphic files (EPS, PDF, TIF, ETC.); have complete understanding of 2-up, 4-up and 8-up page imposition; and previous film & CTP output.


2010 BMW 535Xi AWD. Recent trade-in, factory CERTIFIED with warranty & maintenance until 3/2016, fully loaded, clean CarFax $25,741. Call 505-216-3800.

SELL IT, BUY IT, OR FIND IT... Would you like to deliver newspapers as an independent contractor for the Santa Fe New Mexican? Operate your own business with potential profits of $1,600 a month. Call 505-986-3010 to make an appointment.

FREE COMMUNITY EVENT Children’s Christmas Presentation December 14th @ 6:00 PM & December 15th @ 10:30 AM Christian Life Church, 121 Siringo Road, SF.

Another sweet one owner, low mileage Cherokee. Only 91k miles, accident free, smoke free, well maintained Cherokee Classic looks new. 4.0L 6 cylinder, automatic, new tires and brakes for your safety. Excellent condition inside and out. Only $7,286. 505-954-1054.


FOUND FEMALE Pitbull, red and white. Young. Near Alsups on Cottonwood and Agua Fria. 505-660-5411


FIREWOOD FOR SALE Mostly cottonwood. Split and cut into Stove lengths. Good for fireplaces too. Load your own in Nambe. $150 for a full-measured cord. 505-455-2562.


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LEATHER DESK CHAIR in very good condition: $75. 505-466-9834 or 505986-3022.

WEST HIGHLAND Terriers, 7 weeks, 1 male, 2 females, all white coats. First shots, AKC registered. $600 each. 505-699-1550.


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2010 Land Rover LR2 HSE SUV. Climate Comfort Package, Bluetooth and Sirius Radio. One owner. 10,178 actual miles. No accidents! Showroom condition! $26,995. 505-474-0888.


Another One Owner, 36,974 Miles, Every Service Record, Carfax, Garage, Non-Smoker, Manuals, XKeys, Loaded, Convertible Fully Automated, Press Button Convertible Or Hardtop. Soooooo Beautiful, Pristine. $17,450.



Another one Owner, Carfax, Garaged, Non-Smoker, 14,710 Miles, Remaining Factory Warranty, Navigation, Loaded, 53 City 46 Highway, Why Buy New Pristine $19,450.

2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid. Another 1-owner Lexus trade-in! Super clean, recently serviced, clean CarFax $13,781. Call 505-216-3800.



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2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L. Another 1-owner trade! Loaded with leather and navigation, like new condition, clean CarFax. $29,911. Call 505-216-3800.

2011 Nissan Rogue S AWD. Fresh trade-in, good miles, service up-todate, very nice, clean CarFax $15,211. Call 505-216-3800.

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Another One Owner, Carfax, Garaged, Non-Smoker, 85,532 Miles, Timing Belt, Seals, WaterPump done, New Tires, Pristine $9,450.


2009 TOYOTA Corolla LE. Only 53k miles! Another 1 owner clean CarFax trade-in! Super nice, fully serviced $12,961. Call 505-216-3800. 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL AWD Turbo. Navigation, panoramic roof, NICE, clean CarFax. $16,271. Call 505-216-3800.


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2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged SUV. 41,772 miles. Premium Logic7 Audio Package, Black Lacquer Interior Finish. One owner. Great Condition! $57,995. 505-474-0888.

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GROUP THREE: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF THE FOLLOWING DECEASED PERSONS: RAMON DALTON; JAMES M. DALTON aka Jimmie Dalton aka Henry McGurk; ROBERTO A. DALTON, SR.; EMMA M. DALTON aka Maria Emma Dalton aka Emma Marie Sandoval; FLORA MAES; EUGENIO DALTON aka Gene Dalton; GENOVEVO ORTIZ; JAMES S. DALTON aka Jimmie Dalton aka Santiago Dalton; AND ALL UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS OF INTEREST IN THE PREMISES ADVERSE TO THE PLAINTIFFS, Defendants. NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF SUIT TO QUIET TITLE THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO TO THE AFORESAID DEFENDANTS AGAINST WHOM CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE IS HEREBY SOUGHT TO BE OBTAINED: GREETINGS: You are notified that suit has been filed against you in the District Court of the First Judicial District Court of the State of New Mexico. The general object of this suit is to quiet Plaintiffs’ fee simple title in the real estate described in the Complaint. Plaintiffs are the owners in fee simple, and in possession of that certain real estate located at 13 Dalton Road, in the community of La Cueva, situate within Exception 306, Private Claim 342, of the Pecos Pueblo Grant, and within Section 25, T 16 N, R 11 E, N.M.P.M., Santa Fe County, New Mexico, and being more particularly described as follows (the "Property"): Tract A, comprising 3.461 acres, more or less, as shown on the plat of survey entitled "Plat of Boundary Survey Prepared for Jerry Dalton and Marsha Dalton", prepared by Paul A. Armijo, N.M.P.S. no. 13604, and filed for record with the Santa Fe County Clerk on July 19, 2013, in Book 761, at pages 011-012, as Document no. 1712533. You and each of you are hereby notified that unless you enter your appearance in this cause on or before the day of January 10, 2014, judgment will be rendered against you in this cause by default. Plaintiffs’ attorney is Kenneth J. Cassutt, Cassutt, Hays & Friedman, P.A., 530-B Harkle Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505, telephone no. (505) 989-1434.


Improvement Project Clayton, Union County, New Mexico Project Number: 3037-DW

The New Mexico Finance Authority (NMFA) has conducted a review of the proposed Town of Clayton (Town) Municipal Water Supply Improvement Project in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the New Mexico State Environmental Review Process (SERP) for the State Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund (DWRLF). The procedure is based on the implementing regulations for NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 6, 25, 35, and 1500) as followed by the Environmental Protection Agency, USDA Rural Utility Service Bulletin 1794A-602 and State regulations 20.7.7 NMAC. Parametrix has determined that this project is eligible for a Categorical Exclusion (CE). Accordingly, the project is exempted from further substantive environmental review requirements under 40 CFR Part 6.107(d)(1) and 6.505(b)(1). Following is a description of the proposed action and a statement of how the action meets the criteria for a CE. Project Description and Background: The City has applied for a Drinking Water State Revolving Loan to plan, design, purchase, equip, install, and construct new water meters and automated meterreading equipment for the Clayton Municipal Water Supply. The project would consist of replacing all existing water meters and registers and will include drive-by radio read technology. The new system will result in increased water conservation, water accountability and management, and will improve meter reading efficiency. The project will not have a significant effect on land use or population growth. All activities would take place on existing



p g meter sites and no new excavation or land clearing would be required.

g due to changes in the proposed action; or (2) determines from new evidence that serious local or environmental issues exist; or (3) that Federal, State, local, or tribal laws are being or may be violated. The documentation to support this decision will be on file at the NMFA, and is available for public review upon request. Comments concerning this decision may be addressed to: New Mexico Finance Authority, Attn: Ryan Helton, Sr. Program Administrator, 207 Shelby Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501.

Project Costs: The Town is requesting $615,000 from the DWRLF for planning, design and construction/installat ion of new water meters and automated meter-reading equipment. Categorical Exclusion Determination: Categorical Exclusions are identified categories of actions that do not individually, cumulatively over time, or in conjunction with other federal, state, local, or private actions, have a significant effect on the quality of the human environment. For a project to be eligible for Categorical Exclusion under the DWRLF, it must meet the criteria described in 40 CFR Part 6.107and 6.505. NMFA has performed a review of the application materials and has determined that the proposed action fits within the category of actions described by the CE and that no extraordinary circumstances are involved. The proposed action fits within a category of actions that are related to existing drinking water infrastructure systems that involve minor upgrading.

This documentation does not exempt the applicant from applicable local, state, or federal permitting requirements that may result from the proposed action. Approved: John Gasparich Interim Chief Executive Officer New Mexico Finance Authority Copies Available: The Documents that support this Categorical Exclusion are available for public review at the following locations: 1. New Mexico Finance Authority, Attn: Ryan Helton, Sr. Program Administrator, 207 Shelby Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501. 2. Town of Clayton, Attn: Ferron Lucero, Finance Officer/Director, 1 Chestnut, Clayton, New Mexico, 88415. Legal #96117 Published in The Santa Fe New Mexican on December 11 2013

Specifically, the proposed action includes the planning, design, and installation of new water meters and new, automated meter-reading equipment, including driveby radio read technology. The project would not result in new residential or commercial development. Notice is hereby given that on September A p p r o v a l : The con- 4, and October 23, clusions presented 2013, Mr. Sammy T. here are based on the Montoya, 102 Entrada findings of an inde- La Cienega, Santa Fe, pendent review of the NM 87507, filed Appliapplication materials, cation No. RG-90336 including a CE check- et al., with the OFFICE list and supporting OF THE STATE ENGIdocumentation for NEER for Permit to the proposed action. Add a Groundwater Based on the inde- Point of Diversion. pendent review, the The applicant seeks proposed action to add to a well that qualifies as a CE and was drilled under an no extraordinary cir- emergency authoricumstances exist zation on September that would prevent 4, 2012. Well RG-90336 the issuance of this (POD 2), drilled as a CE Determination. Supplemental Well, is Therefore, this docu- located at a point mentation will serve where X=1,677,125 as a record stating feet and Y=1,660,441 that the proposed ac- feet, NMCS, NAD 83 tion may be categori- Central Zone. The apcally excluded from plicant seeks to conthe environmental re- tinue to use the old view process be- original well, RGcause the action fits 90336 (POD 1) located within an eligible cat- at a point where egory. X=1,677,199 feet and Y=1,660,468 feet The responsible offi- NMCS, NAD 83 Central cial shall revoke a Zone. both wells will categorical exclusion be metered for a total and shall require a combined diversion full environmental re- of 3.00 acre-feet of view if, subsequent water per annum to the granting of an used for domestic, exclusion, the re- livestock, and irrigasponsible official de- tion purposes, on 1.02 termines that (1) the acres described as proposed action no within Section 6, longer meets the re- township 15 North, quirements for a cat- Range 8 East, NMSP. egorical exclusion Well RG-90336 (POD





1) is identified as Well 13, on Tract 23.7 of Map Sheet 11, Volume 1 of the 1976 Santa Fe Hydrographic Survey and the new well RG-90336 (POD 2) is 260 feet deep and located 65 feet from the original well. both wells and the place of use are located directly south of La Cienega Creek on land owned by the applicant, located at 102 Entrada Lane, La Cienega in Santa Fe County. Any person, firm or corporation or other entity having standing to file objections or protests shall do so in writing (legible, signed, and include the writer’s complete name and mailing address). The objection to the approval of the application must be based on: (1) Impairment; if impairment you must specifically identify your water rights; and/or (2) Public welfare/conservation of water; if public welfare or conservation of water within the state of New Mexico, you must show you will be substantially affected. The written protest must be filed, in triplicate, with the Office of the State Engineer, Water Rights Division, P.O. Box 25102, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 875045102 within ten (10) days after the date of last publication of this Notice. Facsimiles (faxes) will be accepted as a valid protest as long as the hard copy is sent within 24-hours of the facsimile. Mailing postmark will be used to validate the 24-hour period. Protest can be faxed to the Office of the State Engineer, 505/8276682. If no valid protest or objection is filed, the State Engineer will evaluate the application in the most appropriate and timely manner. Legal #96094 Published in The Santa Fe New Mexican on December 11, 18, 25 2013






Defendants Olympia Rodriguez, if living, if deceased, The Unknown Heirs, Devisees, or Legatees of Olympia Rodriguez, deceased, The Unknown Heirs, Devisees, or Legatees of Juan M. Rodriguez, deceased, and The Unknown Surviving Spouse of Juan M. Rodriguez, if any GREETINGS: You are hereby notified that the abovenamed Plaintiff has filed a civil action against you in the above-entitled Court and cause, the general object thereof being to foreclose a mortgage on property located at 74 El Sitio Road, Espanola, NM 87532, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, said property being more particularly described as:

Tract "A", as shown D-101-CV- on plat entitled "Lot Line Adjustment for Juan M. Rodriguez LyCHAMPION MORT- ing within a portion GAGE COMPANY, of P.C. 6234, Tr. 1, and P.C. 6239, Tr. 1 within Plaintiff, Sections 5 and 8, v. T20N, R9E, N.M.P.M. within the CommuniTHE UNKNOWN HEIRS, ty of La Puebla...," DEVISEES, OR filed in the office of LEGATEES OF JUAN M. the County Clerk, RODRIGUEZ, DE- Santa Fe County, New CEASED, OLYMPIA RO- Mexico, on February DRIGUEZ, IF LIVING, IF 24, 1993, in Plat Book DECEASED, THE UN- 244, Page 022, as KNOWN HEIRS, Document No. DEVISEES, OR 805,051. LEGATEES OF OLYMPIA RODRIGUEZ, DE- Unless you serve a CEASED, UNITED pleading or motion in STATES OF AMERICA response to the comBY AND THROUGH plaint in said cause THE SECRETARY OF on or before 30 days HOUSING AND URBAN after the last publicaDEVELOPMENT, THE tion date, judgment UNKNOWN SURVIV- by default will be enING SPOUSE OF JUAN tered against you. M. RODRIGUEZ, IF Respectfully SubmitANY, DAVID P. RODRI- ted, GUEZ, SHANNON THE CASTLE LAW GWYN, JONAH GROUP, LLC OLIVAMA GARCIA, ARTHUR L. T. RODRI- By: /s/ __Steven J. GUEZ, JUDY K. Lucero__ ElectroniTORRES, JOANN cally Filed DURAN, YVONNE Steven J. Lucero ULANWICZ, SALLY R. DELOYA, ELIZABETH 20 First Plaza NW, LEEWAY, LEONARD M. Suite 602 RODRIGUEZ, DARLENE Albuquerque, NM T. LOPEZ AND JUNE B. 87102 RODRIGUEZ, Telephone: (505) 8489500 Defendants Fax: (505) 848-9516 Attorney for Plaintiff NOTICE OF SUIT NM13-00702_FC01 STATE OF New Mexico to the above-named Legal#96135 Published in the Santa Fe New Mexican 11, 18, 25, Continued... December 2013 Case No. 2013-01324

NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Education for the Pecos Independent School District will take place on Tuesday, December 17, 2013.

LEGALS g y Respectfully Submitted, THE CASTLE LAW GROUP, LLC


By: /s/ __Steven J. Lucero__ ElectroniD-101-CV- cally Filed Steven J. Lucero


20 First Plaza NW, Suite 602 Albuquerque, NM 87102 Telephone: (505) 8489500 Fax: (505) 848-9516 Attorney For Plaintiff NM13-01662_FC01


Legal#96134 Published in the Santa Fe New Mexican December 11, 18, 25, 2013


The New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange (NMHIX) Board of Directors will hold a Special Board Meeting at 8:30 AM to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid located at 5151 San Francisco Road NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico. If an individual with a disability is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the meeting, please contact the NMHIX office at 1505-314-5200 prior to the meeting. The agenda for the meeting shall be available at least seventy two (72) hours before the meeting at (1) the administrative offices of the NMHIX, located at 6301 Indian School Road NE #100, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and (2) on the NMHIX website, m/. Interested persons may also contact the NMHIX at 1505-314-5200 or by email at for a copy of the agenda.

NOTICE OF SUIT STATE OF New Mexico to the above-named Defendants Barry Black and The Unknown Spouse of Barry Black, if any. GREETINGS: You are hereby notified that the abovenamed Plaintiff has filed a civil action against you in the above-entitled Court and cause, the general object thereof being to foreclose a mortgage on property located at 3220 La Paz Ln #20, Santa Fe, NM 87507, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, said property being more particularly described as: Unit 20 of Villa de la Paz Condominiums, created by the Ninth Amendment to the Condominium Declaration for Villa de la Paz Condominium, recorded in Book 2079, page 698, as amended, and as shown in Plat Book 495, pages 12-13, as Document No. 1195,201, filed in the office of the County Clerk, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, and any amendments thereto. Unless you serve a pleading or motion in response to the complaint in said cause on or before 30 days after the last publication date, judgment by default will be entered against you.

Legal#96052 Published in the Santa Fe New Mexican December 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 2013

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The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm in the Pecos Schools Board Room.



Agendas are available at the Administration Office on the day prior to the Board Meeting.



The meeting may include Budget Adjustment Requests.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will be holding a public information meeting regarding the proposed improvements to Cerrillos Road (NM 14) and I-25 Interchange in the City of Santa Fe. Interested members of the public are invited to attend. The meeting will provide information about the recommended interchange improvement design and the environmental process for the Cerrillos Road (NM 14) and I-25 Interchange.

An Executive Session may take place during the agenda to discuss limited personnel matters and/or pending litigation as per NM Statutes Article 15 Open Meetings 10-15-1 Subparagraph H (2 & 8). Action item as a result of executive session if neces-

For more information, please contact David Quintana, NMDOT Technical Support Engineer at 505.995.7785, david.


Genoveva Chavez Community Center 3221 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe, NM Open House: 6 pm | Presentation: 7 pm, or Kevin Eades with Molzen-Corbin at 505.242.5700, If you require Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodations, please contact Berenika Byszewski at Parametrix at 505.821.4700 (t), 505.821.7131 (f), or at least two days before the meeting. Written comments will be accepted at the meeting, or can be faxed, e-mailed, or mailed to Parametrix, 8801 Jefferson NE Bldg. B., Albuquerque, NM 87113. Comments will be accepted until January 16, 2014.

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( ) WITNESS my hand and the seal of said District Court of the First Judicial District, Santa Fe, No: D-101-CV-2013-02198 New Mexico this 19th day of November, 2013. JERRY DALTON and STEPHEN T. PACHECO Clerk of the First Judicial MARSHA DALTON, District Court By:_Jill Nohl Plaintiffs, Deputy vs. Legal#96058 Published in the Santa JOHN DALTON, JR.; Fe New Mexican on: NoTHE FOLLOWING NAMED vember 27, December 4, PERSONS BY NAME IF 11, 2013 LIVING, IF DECEASED, THEIR UNKNOWN HEIRS: NEW MEXICO HELEN DALTON; HELENA FINANCE DALTON ROLDAN; AUTHORITY RAMONELA DALTON Categorical ExcluAGUIRRE; STELLA D. DALTON; JOANNA DALTON; sion Determination Statement of ANTHONY M. DALTON; Finding CHRISTOPHER E. LOPEZ; DARLENE M. LOPEZ; STELLA DALTON; DE- Town of Clayton Municipal Water Supply LORES DALTON; FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF SANTA FE


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THE NEW MEXICAN Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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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 Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013: This year you open up to many plausible changes. You seem to go with the flow rather than fight the inevitable. Count on Aries for excitement. ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Others don’t hesitate to challenge you. You might feel as if you need to adapt to an authority figure’s wishes. Tonight: All smiles. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH When given some perspective, you might think someone’s idea is hogwash. You can be sure that the other party can see your facial expressions. Tonight: Get some extra R and R. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH You work well with people in general. You’ll find out how caring certain associates can be. Thanking someone for his or her support will mean more than you realize. Tonight: Where people are. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH You could be a little too tolerant of someone who makes heavy demands. Know the possibilities, and realize that you need to relax. Tonight: Could be late. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHH Keep reaching out to a dear friend. You might have been worried about a situation involving this person. Tonight: Let your imagination go wild. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHH Use your intuition when dealing with a person who is fundamental to your wellbeing. You might need to have a discussion with him or her involving your welfare. Tonight: Be a duo.

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: ADVERTISING CHARACTERS What company or product did the character represent? (e.g., The gecko: Speaks with a British cockney accent. Answer: GEICO.) FRESHMAN LEVEL 1. Mother Nature: “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.” Answer________ 2. Mr. Whipple: “Please don’t squeeze ...” Answer________ 3. Josephine the plumber: “Nothing can hold a can to ...” Answer________

5. Morris the cat: “The world’s

Dear Annie: I was married to a verbally abusive narcissist for 10 years. Two separations and three counselors later, I decided to leave him. That was in June. I recently met someone who makes me believe there are good people out there. But my soon-tobe ex and my brother have been screaming from the rooftops that I am a cheater, and that my husband’s behavior was perfect. This hurts me so deeply I cannot describe the pain. I bent over backward for this man for years, but he always has to “win.” Due to my brother’s badmouthing me and my unwillingness to fight, my parents barely speak to me. My ex is irresponsible about money, so I paid off his truck and am making half of his house payment so my kids have a place to stay when they see him. I have 10 pages of documentation from all the horribleness I have lived through. I hope my parents someday will warm up to the new man who treats me so well. I have given up on my brother. Meanwhile, my ex keeps telling me how he is doing “the right thing” by letting my children see me, because all of his friends tell him not to. Of course, he never was involved with the kids. He’s using them for leverage. I pay for all of the children’s expenses and their health insurance, and I see a counselor regularly. But every week, my ex or my brother contacts me and tries to make me feel like a terrible person for leaving. Will it ever stop? — Exhausted in Wisconsin Dear Wisconsin: We hope so, but you have to be strong. Until the divorce is final, your husband (and brother) will try to wear you down so you will return. As long as the children can be used to pressure you, your ex will do so. We know you are tired, but you need to fight back a little harder. Let your parents know exactly what is going on, and let them see the documentation.

Answer________ 6. Rosie the waitress: “The quicker picker-upper.” Answer________ PH.D. LEVEL 7. Flo: A cashier recognizable by her enthusiastic, upbeat persona. Answer________ 8. Madge the manicurist: “Softens hands while you do the dishes.” 9. Poppin’ Fresh: He is poked in the stomach with a finger. Answer________


1. Chiffon margarine. 2. Charmin bath tissue. 3. Comet cleanser. 4. Frank’s RedHot sauce. 5. 9Lives cat food. 6. Bounty paper towels. 7. Progressive auto insurance. 8. Palmolive dish soap. 9. Pillsbury dough. 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

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Emphasize cooperation rather than willfulness. You often get caught up in wanting things to go a certain way. Tonight: Try to clear off your desk. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH Let your fiery side emerge, and it will bring you a better sense of direction. At first, a conflict might seem inevitable between you and someone else. Tonight: Say “yes.” CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH Stay on top of a difficult situation. You might want change involving a personal matter. Trying to force what you want will not work. Tonight: At home. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Communication excels and allows greater give-and-take. At the same time, an opinion of yours is transforming. Tonight: Get together with a friend. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HH Take time to go over your holiday gift list. You will be much happier if you honor the amount you can spend on each item. Tonight: Shop, then join a friend. 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’S BEST MOVE? Hint: Force a draw, not Nxd3. Solution: 1. Nf7ch! Kg8 2. Nh6ch Kh8 3. Nf7ch, etc. (draw by perpetual check).

Today in history Today is Wednesday, Dec. 11, the 345th day of 2013. There are 20 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in history: On Dec. 11, 1972, Apollo 17’s lunar module landed on the moon with astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt aboard; they became the last two men to date to step onto the lunar surface.

Hocus Focus

Make sure you have a good attorney who will see that the kids are protected and have access to both of their parents. Don’t push your new relationship. It’s too soon for your parents to accept. And keep seeing your counselor. It will help. Dear Annie: I have battled cancer since 1995. I will be on chemotherapy or some drug until I wish no further medical intervention. I am always bald, so I wear a beautiful assortment of headscarves. This usually elicits a caring smile, the start of a conversation or a comment meant to give hope. And while I am grateful for the smiles and caring statements, there is one comment I would like to eliminate. A number of people say, “Well, we’re all dying.” I understand these folks mean well, but it is a condescending and insensitive thing to say. Instead of giving hope or comfort, it says that my terminal diagnosis isn’t that big of a deal and I should just get over it. Please tell people to think carefully before making such a comment to one who is terminally ill. — Counting My Blessings in Jacksonville, Fla. Dear Counting: We could write a book about all of the inappropriate comments that people make when confronted with awkward or difficult situations. Thanks for alerting them to put this particular phrase in a locked drawer and throw away the key. Dear Annie: “Not Lonely in Virginia” said she has trouble making friends. When she added, “I suspect it may have to do with reading body language. I can’t interpret the signals,” it sounded like Asperger’s. I was in a relationship with a man with Asperger’s, and I didn’t have a clue about this syndrome. It was devastating. I read everything I could and now understand it. Please direct her to, where she will be welcomed and understood. — Sioux Falls

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most finicky cat.”

Answer________ GRADUATE LEVEL 4. Ethel the cook: “I Put That **** on Everything.” Answer________

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH Others will be challenging. You could have a strong initial reaction, but that will pass. You might be too concerned about a personal matter. Tonight: Return calls and emails.

Woman must fight back a little harder


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