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Immigrants drive boom in city’s ‘Little Chihuahua’

The Santa Fe Children’s Museum marks the event with a farolito-lit labyrinth and fireside drum circle. LOCAL NEWS, C-1

PNM pitches power plan The utility has submitted its proposal for what will happen after it shutters two units at a coal-fired power plant. LOCAL NEWS, C-1

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Emails allege race remarks by ex-SFCC president By Robert Nott The New Mexican

Puerto Peñasco waitress Evelyn Rodriguez delivers an order to Dan Chavez, left, and Paul Gonzales on Dec. 10. Santa Fe’s south side has seen an influx of Mexican immigrants and a corresponding rise in businesses that cater to them. LUIS SÁNCHEZ SATURNO/THE NEW MEXICAN

Of the 22,190 people who live in the five census tracts that border Airport Road between Cerrillos Road and N.M. 599, about 34 percent were born outside the United States.

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599 Census Tract 12.05 Total population: 5,439 Foreign born: 45.5%

Census Tract 13.03 Total population: 6,423 Foreign born: 18.3%


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Although New Mexico has significantly increased its tax on cigarettes twice in the past decade, the state continues to give tobacco distributors a tax break that was passed into law in the early 1940s — long before cigarette smoking became a widely recognized health hazard. These businesses still get a discount on “cigarette stamps,” which must be affixed to individual packs of cigarettes as proof that the New Mexico cigarette tax has been paid. That would end under a bill sponsored by Senate President Pro-tem Mary Kay Papen, D-Las Cruces, and pushed by the Santa Fe-based think tank Think New Mexico. The tax break is among several tax loopholes targeted in Papen’s Senate Bill 10, which will be considered in the legislative session that convenes next month in Santa Fe. Other tax breaks targeted in SB 10 are incentives for professional fighting, all-terrain and recreational

Please see TAX, Page A-5 A bill sponsored by Senate President ProTem Mary Kay Papen, D-Las Cruces, would eliminate the tax break tobacco distributors receive on ‘cigarette stamps’ like this one. JANE PHILLIPS/THE NEW MEXICAN

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t’s a Sunday, and soccer games are playing silently on overhead televisions in a little eatery on Santa Fe’s south side. Mexican brass-band music known as banda is playing. Families sit at red upholstered booths against the wall. Children dip chips into avocado salsa as their mothers watch over them. The fathers, many in cowboy shirts and boots, sip on Mexican beers or salt-rimmed micheladas, a beer-and-tomato infused cocktail similar to a bloody Mary. The cocktail’s name is a play on words, mimicking the phrase mi chela heleda, slang for “my cold beer.” Some patrons feast on appetizers of deep-fried corn tortillas topped with shredded shrimp, cucumbers and avocado prepared by Rene Contreras, a cook at Puerto Peñasco, a restaurant in a strip mall on Airport Road. Contreras is from the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua, a 10-hour drive from Santa Fe. So, too, is his boss and many of the restaurant’s patrons. “My brother kept insisting that I should move to [Santa Fe],” Contreras says as he cooks. “He would tell me, ‘You’re going to find a lot people from our town.’ ” As immigration issues continue to roil Congress and spark debates across the country, transplants from Chihuahua have found a welcoming place in a neighborhood on Santa Fe’s south side. In fact, so many people have moved here from the region that some have come to call the Airport Road area “Little Chihuahua.” Business owners have taken notice, opening restaurants and shops that feature food and products from their home. But Little Chihuahua remains largely insular, unexplored by and unknown to most Santa Feans, even though the neighborhood’s residents share a common language, religion and culture with many other people in the city


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Census Tract 13.02 Total population: 3,074 Foreign born: 48.4%

Census Tract 13.01 Total population: 2,015 Foreign born: 9.2%

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Total population: 5,239 Foreign born: 41.6%

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Following the release late this week of thousands of emails documenting strife on the Santa Fe Community College campus under recently ousted president Ana “Cha” Guzmán, additional emails obtained Saturday indicate a Governing Board member had raised concerns that Guzmán may have made racial remarks. In an email dated Sept. 16, 2013, to Guzmán — who was terminated by the Governing Board early this month in a bitterly divided vote — board member Kathy Keith said she was afraid some comments Guzmán had made “may lead others to think that the college may be tolerating an environment that could lead to discrimination against certain groups.”


The immigrant population is up and “ coming, and they’re here to stay. … They’re a valuable resource for new businesses.” Robert Maldonado, State Farm insurance agent who works on Airport Road


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Gustave Baumann marionettes The New Mexico Museum of Art’s free event includes a children’s treasure hunt, photos with marionettes, and arts and crafts, 1-4 p.m., 107 W. Palace Ave., 476-5072.


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THE NEW MEXICAN Sunday, December 22, 2013

NATION&WORLD The truth about reindeer By David MacDougall The Associated Press


Bethlehem to Christians and tourists: Come back By Anne-Marie O’Connor Special to The Washington Post

ELSINKI — Reindeer are featured on Christmas cards and in movies worldwide this time of year, galloping across the sky with Santa’s sleigh

in tow. But on Europe’s northern fringe, the migratory mammals are part of everyday life all year round as they roam the fells of Lapland — the Arctic homeland of the indigenous Sami people of Norway, Sweden, Finland and northwest Russia. Here are some interesting things you may not have known about reindeer:

Fast and wandering Of course reindeer can’t fly, but they can run quickly over long distances. “Reindeer are fast, but not as fast as horses,” says Jonas Vannar, a Sami reindeer herder from Jokkmokk in Swedish Lapland. “They can easily travel 40 to 50 kilometers [24 to 31 miles] a day if they have to.” The migratory animals can roam 125 miles or more in the spring from their winter grazing grounds in the forests to reach calving grounds high in the mountains. “On hot summer days, they migrate vertically … until they reach snow patches where the temperature is lower, then back to the valleys, to graze during the midnight sun,” says Vannar.

Warm and wooly Reindeer are also uniquely adapted to survive the harsh Lapland winters, explains Mari Heikkila, director of Ranua Wildlife Park in Finland. “The hair of the reindeer is hollow, so there is air between the hairs and also inside the hair, and their winter coat is really thick,” Heikkila says. That makes them super-insulated, one reason why Samis have always made their winter clothes from reindeer hides. Reindeer also have large hooves compared to moose or deer. When the snow is deep, they spread their hooves and make them even wider to stop themselves from sinking in.

Eyes that change color Reindeer eyes change color between summer and winter to adapt to the widely vary-

A Sami handler in traditional clothing holds two of his reindeer in Saariselka, Finnish Lapland, in March. DAVID MACDOUGALL/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ing levels of light in the high north. “The reflection from reindeer eyes is yellow-green in summer … but deep blue in winter,” says Karl-Arne Stokkan, a professor at the University of Tromsoe in Norway, part of a scientific team that discovered earlier this year why that is. Due to the extremely limited light in the far northern winter, reindeer’s eyes need to be much more sensitive to light then than in summer. The blue color during the darkest months of the year helps scatter more incoming light and results in better vision, says Stokkan.

Tasty and healthy Reindeer meat is a popular staple across Lapland. In Finland, demand for the gamey, low-fat meat outstrips the supply, so it has to import reindeer meat from Russia. A reindeer cooking competition is held in the northern Finnish town of Inari each year, where Sami chefs pit their traditional recipes against modern culinary arts. Traditionally, Finnish Sami have used all parts of the reindeer, making dishes such as reindeer sausage or stuffed reindeer stomach. A more common dish is sauteed reindeer with mashed potatoes and lingonberry jam.

At the Kaunispaan Huippu restaurant in the northern Finnish town of Saariselka, the menu features such delicacies as smoked reindeer mousse with blackcurrant sauce and reindeer with Lappish cheese. “Our special way to cook reindeer meat is to hot-smoke the roast on an open fire,” says chef Jorma Lehtinen, who then fries the meat in rosemary butter.

Who really saw them fly? In popular culture, eight flying reindeer pull Santa’s sleigh as he delivers presents to children around the world on Christmas Eve. That scenario was first described in the 1820s by American poet Clement Clarke Moore. More than 100 years later, American writer Robert L. May added Rudolph with his red nose leading the way. Some of the story is rooted in reality, as migrating reindeer herds are usually led by a single animal. But there’s debate on the origins of the flying reindeer, and some have traced it to reindeer eating hallucinogenic mushrooms. Ancient Sami shamans, the theory goes, would then drink filtered reindeer urine and get high themselves, then think they were seeing their reindeer “flying.”

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — There’s been something missing in the birthplace of Christianity: Christians. For years, Palestinian Christians have been quietly abandoning the place where Jesus is said to have been born in a manger. Middle-class residents here have packed their bags for less chaotic lives in Latin America, Europe and the United States. Tourism ground to a halt more than a decade ago, during the second Palestinian intifada, or uprising, and is now experiencing a comeback. But Palestinians say major challenges remain: the Israeli military checkpoints and security barrier that separates Bethlehem from Jerusalem, a 10-minute drive away; the shuttered homes and shops that are symbols of a stagnant economy; and the Israeli settlements that are growing around Bethlehem on land claimed by the Palestinians for a future state. Vera Baboun, Bethlehem’s first female mayor, wants to make her city open to all, especially to Christian pilgrims — and those Palestinians who have left. A Christian whose late husband spent three years in an Israel jail during the first intifada, Baboun wants to lure back former residents and roll out the red carpet to encourage Christian pilgrims to extend their stays. Borrowing a tactic from American retailers, the mayor lit the Christmas tree in Manger Square two weeks earlier than usual this year, added singers and dancers to the daily festivities and kept the crafts market open for eight days instead of one. She is expediting permits for five boutique hotels that will add 300 rooms to the existing supply of 3,700, which are filled during Christmas week but often sit empty the rest of the year. Bethlehem was engulfed by fighting during the second intifada, including a 39-day standoff between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian militants who hid inside the Church of the Nativity. A new film titled Bethlehem, debuting in U.S. theaters in February, recalls those tumultuous days, telling the fictional story of an Israeli intelligence agent and his young Palestinian informant. But with the violence long over, and U.S.-brokered peace talks again underway, Baboun is ready to focus on the future. Tourist visits are up this year, to about 1.6 million visitors, Palestinians officials say. Most visitors come by charter bus, however, and linger just long enough to peer into the grotto at the Church of the Nativity where Jesus is said to have been born. Few stop to buy a string of rosary beads, or enjoy a plate of hummus. Almost all spend the night at hotels inside Israel, which competes with Bethlehem for tourism dollars.

Sex, gluttony and hoarding marked evolution of flowering plants By Geoffrey Mohan Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — Never mind the selfish gene — the cellular family history of the oldest living species of flowering plants is marked by enough sex and gluttony to earn a place in Shakespeare’s folio. The powerhouse organelles inside cells of Amborella trichopoda, a woody shrub that grows only in the humid jungles of New Caledonia in the South Pacific, gobbled up and retained the entire genome from the equivalent organelles of four different species, three of moss and one

of algae, according to a study of the plant’s mitochondrial DNA published this week in the journal Nature. The results are the product of a years-long effort to sequence the full genome of the plant, a crucial step in solving what Charles Darwin once called “the abominable mystery” — the sudden flourishing long ago of several hundred thousand species of flowering plants. An analysis of the nuclear DNA of the species, published in the same edition of Nature, revealed that the plant is the equivalent of the animal kingdom’s duck-billed platypus — a solitary sister left behind more than 100 million years

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species that form the backbone of the human food chain. But enough about nuclear DNA — let’s get to the sex and gluttony. Researchers who mapped the genome of the plant’s mitochondria, the organelles that are the energy factories inside cells, were stunned at its size and diversity and by evidence of some intracellular shenanigans unsuitable for prime time. “We think this paper will help bring mitochondrial sex out of the closet, if you will,” said Jeffrey D. Palmer, an Indiana University evolutionary biologist and author of the mitochondrial DNA paper.

“There’s not another genome in any organism of any type like this,” added Palmer. “No one has found this scale of horizontal DNA transfer even in a bacterium, where it’s really common. No one has found whole genomes, much less four of them, taken up by horizontal transfer.” A somewhat downtrodden bottomdweller of the South Pacific tropics, A. trichopoda hosts a bevy of algae, moss and other hitchhiking plants, some of them parasitic. In that rough-andtumble world, tears and wounds likely exposed the plant to foreign mitochondria, which then fused with its own mitochondria — organelle sex.


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Sunday, Dec. 22 PERFORMANCE AT THE SCREEN: High-definition broadcast of Bizet’s Carmen at Australia’s Sydney Harbour Opera House, 11 a.m. Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive. ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’: Santa Fe Playhouse presents Charles Dickens’ classic adapted by Doris Baizley, 4 p.m. 142 E. De Vargas St. ‘ANNIE’: Presented by Musical Theatre Works Santa Fe, 2 p.m. Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive. LABYRINTH WALK FOR SOLSTICE: From 2 to 4 p.m. at the Genoveva Community Chavez Center, the Labyrinth Resource Group and the Chavez Center will present “Walking Together: Celebrating the Winter Solstice.” There will be activities for children, followed by and an opening ceremony. Rick Bastine of Sees the Day Sound Healing will create a soundscape to accompany the walk. This event is free. For more information, visit, www.labyrinthresourcegroup. org or call 670-1106. 4 p.m. 3221 Rodeo Road. NITE NITE BABY: From noon to 1:30 p.m. at Warehouse 21, Sees the Day Sound Healing

Lotteries presents a concert with crystal bowls for relaxation and healthy sleeping patterns. 1614 Paseo de Peralta. ROAD TO BETHLEHEM: At the 10:30 a.m. service at Light at Mission Viejo, 4601 Mission Bend, Dr. Richard Freeman of Chosen People Ministries will present a program titled “The Road to Bethlehem.” The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 9822080. 10:30 a.m. 4601 Mission Bend. SANTA FE PRO MUSICA BAROQUE ENSEMBLE: A Baroque Christmas, featuring mezzo-sopranos Deborah Domanski and Dianna Grabowski, 8 p.m. Loretto Chapel, 207 Old Santa Fe Trail. SCHOLA CANTORUM OF SANTA FE: At the Shrine Our Lady of Guadalupe, the sacredmusic ensemble presents O Holy Night, concert preview with Billy Turney at 6:30 p.m. concert at 7 p.m. 417 Agua Fría St. WINTER SOLSTICE: At 6 p.m. in Robinson Hall at the Unitarian Universalists of Los Alamos, 1738 N. Sage St., members of the coven of Our Lady of the Woods will gather to celebrate the winter solstice. The solstice also is known as the Wiccan Sabbat of Yule. The kid-friendly ritual will include a visit from Mother Berchta, a longstanding tradition at Our Lady of the Woods.

A crone who hails from who know where, she dispenses gifts and insults with equal flair. The ritual is followed by a potluck feast.

NIGHTLIFE Sunday, Dec. 22 COWGIRL BBQ: Zenobia, gospel, R&B, and soul; noon-3 p.m.; Parker Millsap, folks, roots, and blues, 8 p.m. 319 S. Guadalupe St. EL FAROL: Pan-Latin chanteuse Nacha Mendez, 7-10 p.m. 808 Canyon Road. EVANGELOS: Blues/rock/R&B jam band Tone & Company, 8:30 p.m. 200 W. San Francisco St. LA CASA SENA CANTINA: Jazz Sunday: Ramon Bermudez Trio, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 125 E. Palace Ave. LA FIESTA LOUNGE AT LA FONDA: Weekly classic movie night, 6-10 p.m. 100 E. San Francisco St. LA POSADA DE SANTA FE RESORT AND SPA: Cowboy singer and guitarist Wiley Jim, 7 p.m. 330 E. Palace Ave. MINE SHAFT TAVERN: Gene Corbin, Americana, 3-7 p.m.; Gypsy Christmas Show with belly-dancers, 8 p.m. 2846 N.M. 14. THE PALACE RESTAURANT & SALOON: Milonga Tango, 6 p.m. 142 W. Palace Ave. VANESSIE: Pianist/vocalist

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U.S. military aircraft attacked in South Sudan peacekeepers from a base in Yuai, also in Jonglei, U.N. information officer Joe Contreras said. One helicopter was fired upon and executed an emergency landing in Upper Nile state, he said. No casualties occurred during the incident. South Sudan’s information minister, Michael Makuei Lueth, said that South Sudanese ground troops, backed by the country’s air force, are fighting rebels in Bor, an effort to retake the state capital they lost earlier this week. “There is fighting going on in Bor town, yes, because since morning they have continued to attack the civilian population,” Lueth said, talking about renegade troops. “They have gone as far as not respecting the U.N. compound.” He said fighting started early Saturday after reports came in

Gunfire injures four American service members during evacuation mission By Jason Straziuso The Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya — Gunfire hit three U.S. military aircraft trying to evacuate American citizens in a remote region of South Sudan that on Saturday became a battle ground between the country’s military and renegade troops, officials said. Four U.S. service members were wounded in the attack in the same region where gunfire downed a U.N. helicopter the day before. The U.S. military aircraft were about to land in Bor, the capital of the state of Jonglei and scene of some of the nation’s worst violence over the last week, when they were hit. The military said the four wounded troops were in stable condition. The U.S. military said three CV-22 Ospreys — the kind of aircraft that can fly like a helicopter and plane — were “participating in a mission to evacuate American citizens in Bor.” A South Sudan official said violence against civilians there has resulted in bodies “sprinkled all over town.” “After receiving fire from the ground while approaching the site, the aircraft diverted to an airfield outside the country and aborted the mission,” the statement said. “The injured troops are being treated for their wounds.” It was not known how many U.S. civilians are in Bor. After the aircraft took incoming fire, they turned around and flew to Entebbe, Uganda. From there the service members were flown to Nairobi, Kenya aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 for medical treatment, the statement said. An official in the region who insisted on anonymity to share

Soldiers of the East Africa Response Force depart from a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules in Juba, South Sudan, on Wednesday. TECH. SGT. MICAH THEURICH/U.S. AIR FORCE

information not made public said the Americans did not tell the top commander in Bor — Gen. Peter Gadet, who defected from the South Sudan military this week — that they were coming in, which may have led to the attack. The U.S. statements said the gunfire was from unknown forces. South Sudan’s military spokesman, Col. Philip Aguer, said that government troops are not in control of Bor, so the attack on the U.S. aircraft has to be blamed on renegade soldiers. “Bor is under the control of the forces of Riek Machar,” Aguer said, referring to the ousted vice president. The U.S. Embassy in Juba said it has evacuated at least 450 Americans and other foreign nationals from Juba this week and had hoped to begin

evacuations from Bor. The U.S. Ospreys were hit one day after small arms fire downed a U.N. helicopter in the same state. The U.N. on Friday sent four helicopters to extract 40 U.N.

long war with Sudan before a 2005 peace deal resulted in a 2011 referendum that saw South Sudan break away from the north, taking most of the region’s oil wealth with it. Lueth described Machar as “the rebel leader,” saying the forces that control Bor believe they are fighting on his behalf. Machar’s whereabouts remain unknown, but he has said in recent interviews that he is in hiding somewhere in South Sudan. An International Crisis Group expert on South Sudan told The Associated Press on Friday that rebels have taken control of at least some of South Sudan’s oil fields, an issue that could bring Sudan into the conflict. South Sudan’s oil flows north through Sudan’s pipelines, providing Khartoum with much needed income.

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Chihuahua: South-side community is largely insular Continued from Page A-1 and throughout Northern New Mexico. “A lot of people don’t come to the south side because they say it’s the dangerous part of town,” said Evelyn Rodriguez, who works at the Puerto Peñasco restaurant as a waitress. Her family, from Chihuahua, opened the business more than 10 years ago, she said. The three-mile stretch of Airport Road from Cerrillos Road to N.M. 599 is filled with food trucks that sell tacos, mini-markets that offer wire transfer services so people can send money to families back home and carnicerías, where people buy meat and groceries. Businesses like Panadería y Tortilleria Sani (short for San Isidro, a town in Chihuahua) sell fresh-made corn and flour tortillas, and conchas, a popular Mexican sweet bread. “When my husband wanted to open his business, he picked this area because there’s a lot of Mexicans,” said Laura Araiza, a Chihuahua native who works at the Mexican bakery. Robert Maldonado, a State Farm insurance agent who works on Airport Road, said he’s heard local Santa Feans refer to the area as “Little Mexico” in a derogatory way. But, he said, “The immigrant population is up and coming, and they’re here to stay. … They’re a valuable resource for new businesses.” Still, Maldonado said, his efforts last year to create a south-side merchants association (Asociación de Comerciantes del Sur) fizzled out. The association never gathered figures on how many stores are immigrantowned, but Maldonado believes that in the next decade, they will outnumber businesses in the area owned by native-born citizens. Maldonado, a native New Mexican, said he has benefited from the transplants. At least half of his new clients are now Hispanic immigrants. According to the U.S. Census Bureau website, about 34 percent of the 22,190 people living in five census tracts east of N.M. 599, west of Cerrillos Road and north and south of Airport Road, are foreign born. Contreras is from a Mexican city called Delicias, which means “delights” in Spanish. That’s also the name of two Airport Road businesses, including a Mexican ice cream shop called Las Delicias. Like the patrons at Puerto Peñasco, Las Delicias’ customers mostly speak Spanish while they sip fruit-infused drinks called aguas frescas. And the men at the ice cream shop are similarly dressed in cowboy wear. Within the same shopping center on Airport Road is Discoteca Delicias y Centro Ranchero, a clothing and CD store. Cowboy hats are hung on the walls, cowboy boots line the shelves and brightly colored plaid shirts fill the racks in Centro Ranchero. This retail store is one of the few places in town where men and woman can buy Mexican vaquero boots made of various animal skins, including ostrich and lizard, said Graciela Campos, who has worked at the store for more than 10 years. Apart from cowboy garments and accessories, the store carries CDs by Mexican artists. The owner, Roberto Campos, who is from Delicias, Mexico, opened the business 12 years ago in a smaller space. But with more clients and a growing business, he moved the store to a bigger location on Airport Road. “If you hang out here in this plaza for a few hours, you’ll hardly see an Anglo person,” he said on a Sunday afternoon as norteño music played in his store. “Most of the people who

ABOVE: Joseph Levitt prepares conchas, a popular Mexican sweetbread, at Panaderia y Tortilleria Sani on Dec. 10. The city’s south side has grown in the past couple of years, with many Mexican immigrants flocking to the area. Entrepreneurs have opened businesses that cater to the immigrants, who mostly come from the state of Chihuahua. LEFT: Roberto Campos, owner of Discoteca Delicias y Centro Ranchero, sells clothing and CDs at his Airport Road store. Campos, who is from the Chihuahuan city of Delicias, opened the business 12 years ago in a smaller space but moved to better serve his growing customer base. PHOTOS BY LUIS SÁNCHEZ SATURNO THE NEW MEXICAN

come around here are Mexicans.” Aimee Villareal, communications director for a local immigrant-rights group, Somos Un Pueblo Unido, said some Mexican immigrants have told her that Santa Fe reminds them of Chihuahua’s smaller towns. “They mention geography, place names, adobe architecture and the local Hispanic culture,” said Villareal, who also is an anthropologist. She is studying the Mexican migration to New Mexico. She said she first heard Santa Fe called Little Chihuahua by a Mexican immigrant woman who attends church at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. “She said [their festivals were] very similar, and for her Santa Fe is Little Chihuahua,” Villareal said. “I don’t know how many people use this term. … I think there’s something to it.” Religion was a major reason why José Luis Burrola felt at home in Santa Fe. Burrola, who is from a city in Chihuahua called Cuauhtémoc, had visited a friend in Santa Fe in 1984, on his

way to Denver. “I had told him I only needed a place to stay until I could find a ride to Denver,” Burrola said. But when he arrived in Santa Fe, he felt at home because the town’s Hispanic culture was so connected to the Catholic religion, he said. Burrola, 50, has been a deacon at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe for the past four years. He initially started to attend the church in the ’90s because it was one of the few places that offered a Spanish-language First Communion for his daughters, he said. Before settling in Santa Fe, Burrola had lived in Los Angeles, Dallas and Chicago, all of which have large immigrant populations, but in Santa Fe, he found a small community of Mexican immigrants who were mostly from Chihuahua, he said. “We knew each other and sort of found ourselves through work. For example, if I worked at a construction company or at a restaurant, I would find other immigrants from [Chihua-

Karina Castillo, left, gives a lemonade to customer Selene Araiza at Las Delicias on Airport Road earlier this month.

hua],” he said. “We would also know each other from Santa Fe Community College, where we would go study English, and there, too, I found a lot people [from Chihuahua].” He added that when he first arrived in Santa Fe, he was only 20 years old, and he forced himself to learn English in order to meet girls because there weren’t many Mexican women to date at the time. But in the early ’90s, he said, a friend’s female cousin decided to move from Chihuahua to Santa Fe. The two met and started dating. Eventually, they married and had twin girls. Burrola named his construction business Twins Construction after his daughters, he said. “I’m more from Santa Fe than Cuauhtémoc because I’ve been here 30 years. But in my heart, I feel like I’m from Cuauhtémoc,” he said. “But I’m a realist, and most likely, I’ll die here and I’ll get buried here in Santa Fe.” Maria Cristina Lopez, a retired Spanish professor at Santa Fe Community College, said one reason a lot of

Chihuahuans have moved to Santa Fe is because of its proximity. And the city has benefited economically and culturally, she said. “They’ve revitalized the south side,” said Lopez, who has written a published essay on Mexican immigrants in New Mexico. “And culturally, more New Mexicans want to speak more Spanish.” Lopez, who also is from Chihuahua, noted that before the Delicias Ice Cream Shop, El Centro Ranchero, Puerto Peñasco or the Mexican markets and the panaderias opened on Airport Road, the south side was where local Santa Feans had moved because it was the most affordable place to live in town. “But I wouldn’t call it a ghetto,” she said. “I guess you can say [it’s Little Chihuahua]. And that’s what happens when so many people from one place concentrate in another part of town.” Contact Uriel J. Garcia at 986-3062 or Follow him on Twitter @ujohnnyg.

Rene Contreras, a cook at Puerto Peñasco, prepares an order Dec. 10. Contreras is from Chihuahua, as is his boss and many of the restaurant’s patrons.

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fered from 1) significant lapses in internal control; 2) failure to appropriately separate fiscal duties; and 3) what may be substantive violations of the New Mexico State Procurement Code.” The letter asks Balderas’ office to explore the fiscal procedures put in place by the college’s former vice president of finance administration, Meridee Walters. A 2012 audit of the college found about 20 issues that required corrective action. Guzmán’s supporters argue that she had delved deeper into the college’s finances than some people were accustomed to because she was trying to cut expenses. Among other moves, she eliminated stipends for about two dozen employees, cut back on the number of temporary workers and removed some adjunct teachers. She also wanted more oversight of the Santa Fe Community College Foundation, which raises money for the college. In interviews conducted earlier this month, former SFCC president Sheila Ortego and former Governing Board members Carol Brito and Bruce Besser all said the college was in good financial shape when Guzmán came on board in the summer of 2012. The board hired Guzmán at a salary of about $196,000 to replace Ortego, who had left to care for her ailing mother. “She was hired to be a change agent to improve higher education in Santa Fe, and that institutional change is hard for people,” Ferlic said Saturday, adding that despite comments some board members are claiming were made by Guzmán, the board’s decision to fire her was not backed by “just cause.” Guzmán’s contract includes a clause that says if she is fired for “just cause,” she will be removed immediately without any pay or benefits. Just cause can include dishonesty, willful misconduct, refusal to perform duties or insubordination. But the contract says that if the board fires her without just cause, it must pay her a year’s salary.

In her email, Keith cited the following: u That Guzmán had told Santa Fe school board President Linda Trujillo she thought Superintendent Joel Boyd was “hiring too many blacks.” u That Guzmán had said one SFCC Governing Board member did not support her because she is “Cuban American and not Hispanic American.” u That Guzmán had sent the board an email Aug. 28 noting “a small group of white women” are against her, and that she wanted to break up “the white women’s country club” at the college. Speaking by phone Saturday night, however, Trujillo clarified Guzmán’s comments about Boyd’s hiring choices. Trujillo said Guzmán told her she’d heard other people say Boyd was hiring too many African Americans. And Keith’s email to Guzmán notes that her comments had been taken out of context. Reached by phone Saturday night, Keith declined to comment on the two-page email, which also sheds more light on a report about Guzmán earlier this year by independent investigator Nick Bakas of Albuquerque. Bakas’ report was generated after board members received complaints from campus staff and faculty about Guzmán’s behavior. Keith’s email notes that the report quotes employees saying Guzmán was “arrogant, aloof, remote, indifferent to others, verbally demeaning, abrasive, abusive, uncaring, defensive, and inconsistent.” Efforts to reach board members Linda Siegle and Andrea Bermúdez were unsuccessful Saturday. Board members Chris Abeyta and Martha Romero did not return calls seeking comment. But attorney Kate Ferlic, who represents Guzmán, said Saturday that some board members have been retaliating against Guzmán over a letter she had sent to State Auditor Hector Balderas, asking him to look into “financial irregularities” at the college. In the letter, dated Oct. 15, Guzmán tells Balderas, “It Contact Robert Nott at 986-3021 became apparent that SFCC suf- or

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Why cross the country on foot? Each trek is uniquely personal chester, Conn., men were just out for one last big adventure before heading to Marine boot camp. But over time, Ross and Crawford decided their trek did need some higher purpose. Both men’s families had been touched by cancer. They decided to walk for the Livestrong Foundation, with a goal of raising $20,000. Some cross-country trekkers carry everything on their backs; most push carts. Steve Wescott has a goat with saddlebags. “He wasn’t supposed to be a gimmick,” the Seattle man said as he struggled to keep LeeRoy Brown from straying onto busy U.S. 40 outside Kansas City, Kan., on a recent blustery afternoon. “He was just going to help carry the load, and now he is the reason why people talk to me.” The 34-year-old guitarist had already been thinking of walking the country when his bandmates voted him out of the group. He and LeeRoy have been walking since May 2, 2012, to raise money for an orphanage in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. Their goal is New York City’s Times Square. He knows there are easier ways to raise money. But this way, he gets “to see the kindness of America.”

Lee and a Canadian woman he’d met online began their trek in San Francisco on May 18. For a week following Jadin’s But a month and a half into the death, Joe Bell lay in bed, beating trip, his companion decided she’d himself up, wondering what he had enough. Overcome by lonelicould — should — have done ness, Lee tapped out a text to his differently to help his son. family: “I can’t do this. I’m done.” In the face of relentless bulBut he didn’t send it. lying at high school, the openly As he trudged eastward, gay 15-year-old had confessed Lee kept hearing stories about to his parents six months earlier another walker who’d just passed that he’d been having suicidal through. Google searches conthoughts. Bell and his wife got nected him with the man, Joe their son into counseling, and Bell, and they met in Steamboat Jadin appeared to be doing well. Springs, Colo., on July 31. Despite Then he hanged himself. the age difference, they hit it off. Racked with guilt, Bell chided Over the next three weeks, himself over scolding Jadin for Bell posted many photos of Lee: smoking a few days before his Standing along the banks of death. The Oregon man worried the Colorado River; trying on a that he couldn’t survive this grief. Smokey Bear hat in a mountain Bell knew he had to do somegift shop. When they went to the thing. Then it came to him: He’d movies, Bell would place a piece walk across the country, sharing of Red Vines licorice on the seat Jadin’s story. beside him, in remembrance of At any given time, as many as the son with whom he used to 20 people are attempting to cross share the candy. the U.S. on foot, Nate Damm figOn Aug. 18, they gathered with ures. The website he started folfriends and family at a Boulder, lowing his own transcontinental Colo., brewery for a farewell trek has become a must-read for dinner. Bell’s wife and younger walkers, full of advice, tracking son were there, as were Damm information and a debate on the and Stalls. As a gay man, Stalls “why” of such journeys. had followed news of Jadin Bell’s That last part can get complisuicide. When he learned of the cated. Many walk for a cause. father’s walk, he encouraged it. Some do it, well, just because. The group of transcontinental u u u Two years after his own walk, walkers swapped stories of near Damm still can’t put into words On Jan. 19, a passer-by found misses and of vehicles swerving why he did it. His Delaware-toJadin Bell hanging from a piece California hike over eight months of elementary school playground to give them a scare. When Bell said he preferred walking after in 2011 grew from “an idea that equipment in La Grande, Ore. sunset, Stalls was taken aback. I had that just kind of wouldn’t The high school cheerleader and “Oh, man,” he said. “You’ve got leave me alone,” says the 25-year- budding artist died Feb. 3 without to stop walking at night. Espeold Maine native, who’s currently ever regaining consciousness. cially when you get into these tracking about a half-dozen walkWhen he emerged from the flatter, high-traffic states.” ers. “And I thought about it for a fog of his own despair, Joe Bell Following their dinner, Stalls couple of years and I would go, was seized by a need to help othkept in touch with Bell. When ‘Oh, it’ll pass. It’s a phase.’ ” ers see what he could not. the older man reached Kansas, But it didn’t pass. He took a leave from his job Even for those who articulate of 17 years at a plywood mill and Stalls planned to accompany him for several days. a cause — something they’re began mapping out his route to On Oct. 10, Stalls logged onto raising awareness of, or money New York City — a place Jadin Bell’s website to check his progfor — there’s often more behind had visited on an eighth-grade ress. That’s how he learned Bell these grueling undertakings. field trip, and where he had would not finish his trek. Jonathon Stalls walked under dreamed of someday living. the auspices of Kiva, a group that Friends helped Bell launch a helps connect small investors Facebook page. Travel Bug with entrepreneurs in developing On April 20, Bell said goodbye countries. In the end, though, he to his wife, Lola Lathrop, and says he was simply answering a their 13-year-old son, Joseph, and Sat December 28 5 pm Andrew Ropp “personal call to engage in quiset out, pushing a loaded threeSpanish - French - Italian Small Convesational Classes eter, slower, and more intentional wheeled cart. 839 Paseo de Peralta 992-0418 experiences with less.” With two artificial knees, the “It’s our most inherent form of 48-year-old’s gait was brisk, but transportation. It’s our most basic awkward. Barely a week out, N form. It’s our first form,” says the angry red sores erupted on his M 31-year-old Denver man, who feet; the skin beneath his toes walked sea-to-sea in 2010. cracked open and bled. For Matt Green, it was as if he As he walked, Bell stopped at were being urged on by some schools, libraries, community irrepressible need from a collec- centers, bars — anyplace where tive past to challenge himself. he could share his son’s story. “It’s almost like in the AmeriBell’s way was paved with a thoucan DNA,” says the 33-year-old sand kindnesses. Now servicing New Yorker, who quit an engiA sporting goods store owner all makes & models neering job at the height of the reading of Bell’s blisters helped Great Recession and walked to doctor his feet and fitted him 2 years or 24,000 the Oregon coast in 2010. “We with proper shoes. When his cart mile warranty on have this kind of romance of the was stolen, someone replaced it pioneers heading west.” parts & labor. with a better one. He received Along his route, Green congifts of safety glasses, granola fronted the same persistent bars, bottled water. He even question — people asking for picked up a whole new support some easily identified reason. He system. couldn’t really give one. uuu Ultimately, the reasons for walking are deeply personal. As For as long as he can rememJoe Bell put it to one reporter he ber, Australian Benjamin Lee has met along his route, “It was either dreamed of visiting every counlie in bed like I was and die, or try. With nearly 40 stamps in his fight back.” passport by age 24, he was well And so he set out, traveling on his way. the land, talking about Jadin, In 2012, Lee graduated with a and hoping it might save lives — degree in environmental science Voasis maybe even his own. from Melbourne’s Deakin University. He knew he would soon uuu “need to settle down and get a Walkers often set out on what full-time job,” but craved a grand they think is a solitary journey, adventure he could tell his grandand yet few really do it alone. children about. When Mike Ross told his He knew it had to be in Amergrandmother that he and high ica. school buddy George Crawford Planning a route he figured were hiking to California, she had would take eight months and just one question: What cause 10 million steps, Lee decided to are you walking for? walk on behalf of Oxfam AmerTruth is, the 19-year-old Man- ica, part of a global charity.

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He was walking along U.S. 40 about 20 miles northwest of Kit Carson, Colo., around dusk on Oct. 9 when the driver of a tractor-trailer apparently fell asleep at the wheel. According to the Colorado State Patrol, Bell was struck from behind and killed. Although Bell’s mission to honor one son has left another fatherless, his wife does not regret letting him go. “He needed to do this,” Lathrop says. “He wouldn’t have gone if we didn’t support it.” Shortly before his death, Bell

said he wanted to have a million followers by the time he reached New York. Now, volunteers have pledged to raise $1 million and walk a million miles in his honor. And others are continuing Bell’s trek to New York.

ing up to this one, Lee’s eyes had welled with tears as he thought about this moment. Now, staring out into the ocean, he felt joy, but also relief. Lee took off his shoes and socks, and walked into the icy surf. Then he reached into his uuu bag and pulled out a package of Red Vines licorice. As Lee neared the end of his own journey, he certainly felt his He stuck two pieces into the fallen friend’s presence. sand — one each for Joe and Around midday on Nov. 30, the Jadin. Australian reached the Atlantic. He said a few words to himself, He had walked 3,432 miles. then watched until the waves Several times in the days lead- carried the candy away.








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Astronauts take to space for repairs First of a series of walks puts work ahead of schedule By Marcia Dunn The Associated Press

Astronaut Rick Mastracchio works outside the International Space Station on Saturday in an effort to fix the station’s crippled cooling line. NASA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NASA wanted to prevent a recurrence of the helmet flooding that nearly drowned an astronaut last summer, so Saturday’s spacewalkers had snorkels in their suits and water-absorbent pads in their helmets. Midway through the spacewalk, the spacewalkers were still dry. But Mastracchio’s toes were so cold that he had to crank up the heat in his boots. Mission Control worried aloud whether it was wise to stretch the spacewalk from the planned 6½ hours to 7½ hours to get ahead, given Mastracchio’s discomfort. But he assured everyone he’d be fine once he warmed up. Adding to the excitement

260 miles up, a smoke alarm went off in the space station as the astronauts toiled outside. It was quickly found to be a false alarm, and Mission Control reassuringly told the crew to continue with the spacewalk. The pump replacement is a huge undertaking attempted only once before, back in 2010 on this very unit. The two astronauts who tackled the job three years ago were in Mission Control, offering guidance. The 780-pound pump is about the size of a double-door refrigerator and extremely cumbersome to handle, with plumbing full of toxic ammonia. Any traces of ammonia on the spacesuits

have to be dissipated by the time the astronauts go back inside, to avoid further contamination. NASA’s plan initially called for the pump to be disconnected Saturday, pulled out Monday and a fresh spare put in, and then all the hookups of the new pump completed Wednesday. But if the work is finished on the first two spacewalks, the third won’t be needed. In the days following the Dec. 11 breakdown, flight controllers attempted in vain to fix the bad valve through remote commanding. Then they tried using a different valve to regulate the temperature of the overly cold loop, with some success. But last Tuesday, NASA decided the situation was severe enough to press ahead with the spacewalks. Although the astronauts were safe and comfortable, NASA did not want to risk another failure and a potential loss of the entire cooling system, needed to radiate the heat generated by on-board equipment. NASA delayed a delivery mission from Wallops Island, Va., to accommodate the spacewalks.

tually was replaced by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance WASHINGTON — The Act, a law that requires a secret director of national intellicourt to approve the bulk colgence on Saturday declassified lection. more documents that outline Clapper also released federal how the National Security court documents from sucAgency was first authorized to cessive intelligence directors start collecting bulk phone and arguing to keep the programs Internet records in the hunt for secret, after a California judge al-Qaida terrorists and how a this fall ordered the admincourt eventually gained overistration to declassify whatsight of the program. ever details already had been The declassification came revealed as part of the White after the Justice Department House’s campaign to justify complied with a federal court the NSA surveillance. Former order to release its previous agency contractor Edward legal arguments for keeping Snowden first made the surthe programs secret. veillance programs public in leaks to the media. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper explained A senior intelligence official in a statement Saturday that Saturday confirmed that the President George W. Bush first documents were released as authorized the spying in Octo- part of two long-running classber 2001, as part of the Terror- actions cases against the NSA ist Surveillance Program, just in California. The official said after the Sept. 11 attacks. Bush that at the judge’s direction the disclosed the program in 2005. administration reviewed prior The Terrorist Surveillance declarations in order to relate Program — which had to be information that is no longer extended every 30 to 60 days classified and determined by presidential order — evenwhat could be released. The Associated Press


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Congress looks back on a year of little progress WASHINGTON — Call it a steady diet of gridlock, with Green Eggs and Ham on the side. Congress did not pass White House-backed immigration or gun control legislation in 2013. Or raise the minimum wage. Or approve many other items on President Barack Obama’s agenda. But tea party-inspired House Republicans did propel the country into a 16-day partial government shutdown that cost the still-recovering economy $24 billion, by one estimate. Congress didn’t repeal the health law known as “Obamacare.” Or endorse construction of the proposed Keystone pipeline. Or make it harder for the White House to put costly new federal regulations in place, or accomplish dozens of other measures on the House Republican to-do list. But Senate Democrats did unilaterally — arrogantly, Republicans said — change century-old procedures to weaken the GOP’s ability to block confirmation of Obama’s appointees. That, too, was part of a tempestuous year in which lawmakers lurched from showdown to shutdown, with time enough for Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to read from the Dr. Seuss classic, Green Eggs and Ham, as he held the floor around the clock for a day to protest the health law. “The American people would get better government out of Monkey Island at the local zoo than we’re giving them today,” said Democratic Rep. John Dingell of Michigan as the government slid into shutdown mode. “This isn’t some damn game,” House Speaker John Boehner

the United States illegally,” Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., said at a Sept. 12, 2011, debate in In late September 2011, Rick Tampa, Fla. “Of course we do Perry was riding high. Just a not give in-state tuition credits month and a half after joining to people who come here illethe race for the Republican gally,” former Massachusetts presidential nomination, polls governor Mitt Romney chimed showed the Texas governor in. leading the field by a wide A week and a half later, at margin. And it wasn’t just one another Republican debate, this poll: Perry was in the midst of one in Orlando, Perry fought a six-week stretch in which he back: “If you say that we should led every public poll conducted not educate children who have by a media organization. come into our state for no But then his opponents other reason than they have started scrutinizing his record been brought there by no fault on illegal immigration — and of their own, I don’t think you a seemingly innocuous bill have a heart,” he said. Perry had signed a decade It was the beginning of the before. That measure, a federal end for Perry’s campaign. version of which supporters The Texas governor led one dubbed the Dream Act, allowed more poll — a CNN/Opinion undocumented immigrants Research survey conducted who came to Texas as children Sept. 23-25 — and then began to pay in-state tuition to attend an epic downward spiral. By college. the time he forgot the name “The American way is not of the third federal Cabinet to give taxpayer-subsidized department he would eliminate, at a debate Nov. 9 (“Oops”), benefits to people who have broken our laws and are here in national polls showed him lanBy Reid Wilson


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erupted in frustration at the point of maximum gridlock. Except that … baseball had a better year under the Capitol Dome than Republicans, Democrats or Obama. One bill that made it around the bases to the president’s desk specified the size of blanks to be used in stamping National Baseball Hall of Fame memorial coins. And a new bridge over the Mississippi River was named for Stan Musial, a baseball legend admired by Republicans and Democrats alike. But enough about teamwork. Fifth-term Sen. John McCain of Arizona referred to some of his uncompromising, younger fellow Republicans as “wacko birds.” One whom he had in mind, Cruz, said, “I don’t trust the Republicans. I don’t trust the Democrats, and I think a whole lot of Americans likewise don’t trust the Republicans or the Democrats because it is leadership in both parties that has got us into this mess.” At year end, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., opined, “Congress is finishing this year less popular than a cockroach.” Among Republicans, Reid’s standing might not be even that good. Reid, as soft-spoken as he is tough-willed, is “going to be remembered as the worst leader of the Senate ever” if he insisted on changing the filibuster procedures, predicted the famously taciturn GOP leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Reid went ahead anyway a few months later, to the anger of Republicans who predicted that Democrats would one day regret their action. Cockroaches or not, Congress’ ratings began the year at basement level, then began boring into bedrock below.

guishing in the single digits. Perry’s collapse demonstrated the potency of illegal immigration within the Republican Party. Even with the House Republican leadership and such conservative favorites as Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on board, immigration hard-liners in the House have succeeded in blocking a bipartisan Senate immigration bill. (Notably, two other Republican senators contemplating presidential campaigns, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas, voted against the Senate bill.) Although Republican candidates can survive other breaks from party orthodoxy — whether it’s Sen. John McCain of Arizona on campaign finance reform or Romney on health care with an individual mandate — immigration remains a third rail. Perry’s downfall, as well as the likely death of immigration legislation in Congress, makes Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to sign a New

Jersey bill similar to the Texas legislation all the more interesting. Far from running from the issue, Christie is embracing the new law, and the changes he inspired. Although he signed it in private Friday, Christie will hold a public signing ceremony at a later date, his press office said. The measure’s success was no sure thing. Until Thursday, Christie maintained that he would veto the legislation without important alterations. Christie issued a conditional veto of the state legislature’s version of the bill, removing a section that would have made students eligible for statefunded financial aid programs such as tuition grants; the legislature quickly voted again to pass Christie’s version. “This is what compromise looks like. Sometimes it’s quiet. Sometimes it’s loud,” Christie said at a news conference Thursday, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.


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Syrian rebels take control of strategic hospital Seizure gives boost to anti-government forces By Diaa Hadid The Associated Press

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels seized control of a strategic hospital near Aleppo, giving a boost to beleaguered antigovernment forces in the northern city after days of relentless airstrikes on opposition-held neighborhoods there, activists said Saturday. The rebels’ capture of Kindi hospital does not drastically alter the broader battle for Aleppo, which has been divided for more than a year between opposition and government forces. But

it does provide a lift to a rebel movement that has been dogged in recent months by infighting that allowed President Bashar Assad’s forces to chip away at rebel-held territory on several fronts. For months, rebels had been trying to capture Kindi hospital, which is close to the besieged central prison on the edge of town and where the government is believed to be holding thousands of detainees. The hospital finally fell to the rebels on Friday, according to two activist groups — the Aleppo Media Center and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Aleppo-based activist Abu al-Hassan Marea said the rebels who overran the hospital

included both conservative Muslim groups and al-Qaida-linked factions. Observatory Director Rami Abdurrahman said at least 42 government troops were killed in Friday’s fighting, and at least 19 Syrian rebels and an unknown number of foreign fighters. A Syrian freelance photographer who worked for foreign news outlets, including Reuters, also was killed in the fighting, activists said. The photographer, Molhem Barakat, was with his brother, a rebel fighter, inside a carpet factory near the hospital when they were both killed, said Hassoun Abu Faisal of the Aleppo Media Center. Activists also circulated a photograph of Barakat’s corpse, which matched

Egypt charges Morsi with more crimes Prosecutors accuse former president of plotting jailbreaks By Laura King Los Angeles Times

CAIRO — For the second time in a week, prosecutors have brought new charges against deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, suggesting that Egyptian authorities want to be certain he will be convicted of one offense or another. Morsi, toppled in July by a popularly supported military coup, already faces trial in two other cases — one on charges of inciting the killing of protesters, and the other on charges of aiding terrorism and espionage. If found guilty, he could face the death penalty. In the newest charges, which prosecutors referred to a criminal court on Saturday, the ousted president is accused of masterminding jailbreaks and a series of related offenses. Morsi escaped from prison in 2011, during the uprising

against autocratic President Hosni Mubarak. The government has stepped up its efforts to vilify Mohamed Morsi and his Morsi followers in the Muslim Brotherhood, and the group has hit back with an ongoing series of street protests and an aggressive media campaign, much of it run from exile. The Brotherhood has set up a new satellite TV channel based in Turkey, whose Islamistleaning government has infuri-

other images of him. Abu Faisal said Barakat, who activists said was 18 years old, began working as a photographer about five months ago, was considered talented and quickly sold photographs to foreign media. Reuters said Saturday that Barakat had taken pictures for the news agency on a freelance basis. Media watchdog groups have ranked Syria the world’s most dangerous country for reporters. The Committee to Project Journalists says 22 journalists have been killed in Syria this year, not counting Barakat. More than 30 journalists are believed to be currently held by the Syrian government or rebel forces.

Meanwhile, Syrian government forces continued dumping so-called barrel bombs — containers containing hundreds of pounds of explosives and fuel — over opposition-held parts of Aleppo. The British-based Observatory said at least six people were killed in Saturday’s air raids, but other groups gave higher death tolls. The aid group Doctors Without Borders has said that over four days this week government airstrikes killed at least 189 people and wounded 879 more. Human Rights Watch, meanwhile, said in a statement Saturday that the airstrikes in Aleppo were indiscriminate and unlawful.

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Pentagon probe targets ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ leak investigators leaking highly classified operational material instead of wasting time and money investigating who leaked the report.” The handling of the disclosures of protected information By Marisa Taylor to the makers of Zero Dark and Jonathan S. Landay Thirty, the award-winning McClatchy Washington Bureau account of the U.S. hunt for bin Laden, points up an apparent WASHINGTON — More double standard in President than two years after sensitive Barack Obama’s unprecedented information about the Osama crackdown on unauthorized bin Laden raid was disclosed leaks. to Hollywood filmmakers, Disclosures by lower-level Pentagon and CIA investigaofficials have been vigorously tions haven’t publicly held pursued. For example, seven anyone accountable despite Navy SEALs were reprimanded internal findings that the leakfor disclosing classified material ers were former CIA Director to the makers of a military video Leon Panetta and the Defense game. Moreover, the adminisDepartment’s top intelligence tration has prosecuted a record official. Instead, the Pentagon Inspec- number of intelligence community personnel for leaking. tor General’s Office is working Rarely, however, has the to root out who might have disadministration taken criminal closed the findings on Panetta and Undersecretary of Defense action against senior officials for Intelligence Michael Vickers for leaking. A central pillar of the crackto a nonprofit watchdog group down — labeled the Insider and to McClatchy. While the information wasn’t Threat Program by the administration — aims to use behavclassified, the Inspector Genioral profiling and tips from eral’s Office has pursued the co-workers to identify federal new inquiry aggressively, grilling its own investigators, as well employees who someday might make unauthorized disclosures. as the former director of its Under the program, the whistle-blowing unit, accordDefense Department equates ing to several people, includleaking to the news media with ing a congressional aide. They requested anonymity because of spying. Many of those who the sensitivity of the issues sur- have been targeted, however, contend that they’re compelled rounding the 2012 movie Zero to leak about official malfeaDark Thirty. sance because the government’s “I’m concerned that the whistle-blower protection Inspector General’s Office is barking up the wrong tree,” said system doesn’t work, a defense raised by former National SecuSen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, rity Agency contractor Edward who long has championed Snowden. government whistle-blowing. The handling of the Zero “There’s no doubt they should look into the Zero Dark Thirty Dark Thirty disclosures “sugfiasco, but they should focus on gests that some leaks are tolerholding people accountable for ated depending on who makes

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them,” said Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, a conservative nonprofit group that has pressed Republican and Democratic administrations for greater transparency. “Snowden should call his lawyer. This is exactly what he’s talking about.” Among the few high-profile leak cases the administration is known to have pursued are two that involve retired four-star generals. The FBI launched an investigation more than a year ago into allegations that Panetta’s successor at the CIA, retired Army Gen. David Petraeus, had disclosed classified material to his former paramour. The FBI and Petraeus’ lawyer refused to comment on the status of the case. A former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, retired Marine Gen. James Cartwright, reportedly lost his security clearance amid allegations that he’d leaked information on Iran to The New York Times. The status of any criminal investigation remains unclear. In the bin Laden matter, Panetta himself exhorted intelligence and military personnel involved in the operation on the need to protect secrets at an awards ceremony at CIA headquarters. “In a sensitive operation like this, one leak — one leak — would have undermined the entire operation,” he said at the June 24, 2011, event. “Everyone involved held this information tight,” he continued, according to a declassified transcript of the speech that Judicial Watch obtained in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. “It is a tribute to you that you kept this secret, and as a result this mission was accomplished.” It was in his speech that

Panetta disclosed classified information to Mark Boal, the Zero Dark Thirty screenwriter. Boal was the only audience member who didn’t have topsecret clearance. The speech contained classified NSA intelligence and top-secret military information, including the protected identity of the ground commander of the Navy SEAL unit that staged the bin Laden raid, according to a Defense Department Inspector General’s Office document that Judicial Watch obtained. Members of the raiding party sat in the front row in uniform, wearing name tags. They and the then-commander of U.S. Joint Special Operations Command, Adm. William H. McRaven, were “surprised and shocked” that a Hollywood screenwriter had been invited to the top-secret event, said a draft report on the Pentagon Inspector General’s Office probe. The draft report was obtained by the Project on Government Oversight, a nonprofit watchdog group. The Pentagon Inspector General’s Office internal leak inquiry is partly aimed at determining whether any of its personnel slipped the document to the organization, said the people familiar with the matter. The issue is controversial

because the draft report’s findings on Panetta — who had become the secretary of defense by the time the document was completed — were sanitized from the final version that was released to the public eight months later. Instead, the findings were declared top-secret and sent to the CIA inspector general for “appropriate action,” according to a declassified document obtained by Judicial Watch. CIA Inspector General David Buckley, however, recused himself from the matter for unknown reasons, according to former and current U.S. officials, who spoke only on the condition of anonymity to avoid retaliation. One possible explanation for Buckley’s recusal might have been that he witnessed the disclosures. He was listed as attending Panetta’s speech.

Whatever the reason, the only action Buckley’s office is known to have taken was reviewing policies that guide the CIA’s engagement with the entertainment industry. Nor was any known action taken after a review by the CIA’s Office of Security that also concluded that “Boal was exposed to classified information by the DCIA [Panetta] comments,” according to an Oct. 22, 2012, document that Judicial Watch obtained. Buckley referred McClatchy for comment to the CIA Office of Public Affairs. It declined to say anything, as did the Pentagon Inspector General’s Office. Panetta didn’t respond to a request for comment. He recently told The Associated Press that he didn’t know Boal was in the audience.

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Secretary of state race should be interesting


he first shot in the race for be in charge of elections and campaign finance enforcement in the SecSecretary of State’s Office has retary of State’s Office. Unbelievable! been fired. Not surprisingly, it was by the challenger, Democrat “Rod wants to keep his job and help the dark money flood into New Maggie Toulouse Oliver, the BerMexico for his boss, Secretary of State nallilo County clerk who is trying to Dianna Duran, which is why unseat incumbent RepubI need your help.” lican Dianna Duran. But Contacted Friday, Adair, the target was not Duran who didn’t seek election herself, but one of her to his Roswell Senate seat employees, Rod Adair, a last year, said he retired former state senator who is from partisan politics at the an administrator in Duran’s end of last year before he Elections Bureau. accepted the job with the In a fundraising letter Friday, Oliver said, “Two Steve Terrell state. He also said he believes days ago the Republicans Roundhouse Oliver didn’t understand won again in their battle Roundup the court case. to ensure that dark money The appeals court in continues to pour into New Denver, according to The Mexico.” Associated Press, backed up a lower The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals court’s decision regarding a legal ruled that the contribution limits the challenge filed by the state GOP, now New Mexico Legislature adopted former Republican lawmakers Adair on “independent expenditures” and Conrad James and others who were unconstitutional based on the argued the campaign contribution Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens limits for independent expenditure United. groups in federal campaigns violate “And who was leading the charge to the First Amendment right of free get this law overturned? Why, it was speech. the Republican Party of New Mexico Ironically, Duran is listed as a and none other than former State defendant in the case, but only in her official capacity as secretary of state. Senator Rod Adair, who happens to

Adair shot back with an attack of his own, saying Oliver is “the only candidate for statewide office who has ever been on the payroll of a dark money group.” Oliver was state campaign Director at the League of Conservation Voters from 2004 to 2006. Adair called it “a dark money group” that has spent millions on independent expenditures. He noted the League’s PAC contributed $500 to Oliver’s campaign this year. Oliver said Friday, “I had a career before I became county clerk,” but said she left politics at the door when she took office. She said if Adair was truly nonpartisan, he should have taken his name off the lawsuit when he took his current job. I keep thinking the SOS race could turn out to be one of the most exciting in New Mexico next year. Something rotten in Mayberry?: “That’s the way we do business in New Mexico.” Those words are from former state Treasurer Michael Montoya. He said them, according to an FBI affidavit, while he shaking down an investment adviser. Montoya and his successor, Robert Vigil, both were indicted in 2005 in connection with a kickback scheme. Montoya took a plea, and

Vigil actually served some time. But Montoya’s words still hold a place in the hearts and minds of some corrupt officials as well as many cynical citizens. “A lot of people have lost faith in government,” Steve Marshall, chief division counsel of the Albuquerque office of the FBI, said in an interview last week. Some people seem to think a “low level of corruption” in New Mexico is acceptable, he said. While the FBI always has been charged with investigating public corruption, Marshall said his office is starting a new focus on corruption in rural areas and small towns in the state. Most anti-corruption efforts in this state have taken place in the larger cities, Marshall said. But there can be corruption in small towns, and not just deputies fixing a ticket or two. Just ask the folks in Columbus, N.M., where the cops and the mayor were involved in a gun running scheme for Mexican cartels. Or Sunland Park, N.M., where corruption ran rampant. So, the Bureau has a hotline, 505889-1580, where those who know about corrupt can report it. Use it. Contact Steve Terrell at sterrell@ Read his political blog at


Composting deserves support


lthough we are Santa Fe County, not city residents, our organization, Eldorado/285 Recycles, strongly supports Reunity Resources’ project to bring composting of commercial food waste to Santa Fe (“Nonprofit has big goals for compost creation in Santa Fe,” Dec. 9). We also applaud the city’s Environmental Services Division for its collaboration with Whole Foods and Payne’s Organic Soils Yard in another important trial of commercial food waste collection and composting. We urge everyone to help make Reunity Resources’ crowdfunding campaign ( and search for Moving Mountains) a success so it can pay for the equipment and employees it needs to get started. If needed, the city should provide more support than it has so far. While the county has no program for food waste, we hope that the current city/county/Solid Waste Management Agency solid waste study, due to be completed in early 2014, will address this issue. Meanwhile, our group is offering low-cost backyard worm composting systems for the residents in our area. Karen Sweeney Joe Eigner


A smile from Santa Recently, I went to Casa Real Health Care Center (a Santa Fe nursing home and physical therapy facility) to take my husband, Daniel, for

a walk. In the corridor on our way outside, we spotted a man with a pad in his hand kneeling down and smiling up into the eyes of a frail-looking woman in a wheelchair. She was petting his beard and it sounded like she was purring. He gently took her hand in his and helped her to pull on his beard and said, “I told you it was real.” She did her best to give him a toothless smile while continuing to purr. The name tag that the man wore on his burgundy-colored shirt identified him as Dr. Michael Mauldin. But I didn’t let that fool me. I know that man was Santa Claus.

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Carol Mothner

Santa Fe

Protecting prairie dogs After reading Daniel Chacon’s front-page article (“Too much to be gentle?” Dec. 17), we felt it appropriate to clarify the role of People for Native Ecosystems as regards to prairie dog relocation. People for Native Ecosystems is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of Santa Fe’s biologically endangered Gunnison’s prairie dogs. Our group provides volunteer support and funding for humane prairie dog relocation but does not conduct relocation as a for-profit activity. Fundraising, grant writing and private contributions sustain our charitable efforts to enforce Santa Fe’s prairie dog ordinance. People for Native Ecosystems has been privileged to collaborate


Organ Mountains should be protected. Page B-3

with scientists, relocators, city officials, philanthropists and citizens who understand the plight of this valuable species and work tirelessly to assure their humane treatment in the city of St. Francis. Lynne Hough, president Barbara Gay, executive director

People for Native Ecosystems

Out of proportion I think sometimes things get blown out of proportion when they’re reported over time. Take $559,000 since 2001. That’s about $50,000 per year. I’ve been in Frenchy’s Field Park when three guys — three guys — and a city pickup show up to empty four garbage cans. I’m betting that each of those guys costs more than $50,000 per year. That $50,000 works out to about 75 cents per person per year

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in Santa Fe. Where do I send my 75 cents to save the prairie dogs? Robert Kirby

Santa Fe

A caring community Thank you for your annual 10 Who Made a Difference series. The stories and photographs of these 10 individuals are inspiring, and their efforts are admirable. I especially enjoyed reading the introductory article on Thanksgiving Day and the separate features over the next 10 days. I don’t know any of these people personally, but I am proud to live among caring people like them, and so many, many others who make valuable contributions to our community. Elizabeth Mueller

Santa Fe

A dance to honor warriors T

he Gourd Dance has become a popular dance in powwow arenas all across Indian Country, from the plains of Oklahoma to the Land of Enchantment here in New Mexico, across the northern plains all the way to Canada. This dance can also be witnessed in tribal community buildings, gymnasiums — just about anywhere Native people gather intertribally, you’ll see gourd dancing, even in the middle of winter. Of course, it’s called the Gourd Dance because the dancers carry gourds made of tin or squash, filling them with seeds or beads to make them rattle. If you ask people around the arena, “What is the Gourd Dance?” the most common reply I get is that it’s a dance in honor of war veterans. A lot of Harlan people say you McKosato have to be war Commentary veteran to have permission to gourd dance. Many people say it was started as a gentleman’s dance or a chief’s dance. That’s why you only see men in the arena, while the women dance to show their support on the outside of the dance circle. The Gourd Dance originated in my home state of Oklahoma. You’ll hear some say it began in Cheyenne or Comanche country, but most agree that the Gourd Dance was started by the Kiowa. “Everybody has their own opinion about the dance,” said Bill Koomsa Jr., a full-blood Kiowa who is a renowned Gourd Dance singer and routinely travels to powwows and dances across Turtle Island. “For the Kiowas, one of our tribal dances is the Gourd Dance. Our history isn’t written, it’s all oral. “The story goes, in the old days people could talk to animals,” said Koomsa, a direct descendant of Kiowa Gourd Dance Chief White Bear and Chief Sitting Bear. “There was a [Kiowa] warrior coming across the plains when he heard some singing. So he went to this ridge and looked down to see what was going on. There was a wolf sitting there and he was singing. “[The wolf] invites the warrior down to sit with him, and he told the warrior, ‘I will show you a dance and give you some songs, and I would like for you to take them back to your people and teach them this dance,’ ” Koomsa continued. “While giving him instructions, the wolf told the warrior, ‘The only thing I ask from you for giving you this dance is that after every song you make the howl of the wolf.’ That’s why after every gourd dance song, you’ll hear the dancers howl to give thanks to the wolf.” Koomsa went on to explain that the dance also originates from the Kiowas’ Sun Dance ceremony. He said the different bands of Kiowas would all get together once a year, in the middle of summer, for the annual Sun Dance. “We had a dance called the Brush Dance. The idea was to bring brush to cover the lodge. It went along with the Sun Dance,” he said. “In the early 1920s, the U.S. government called our Kiowa people because they thought we were trying to regroup and start another battle. So we quit dancing for nearly 20 years. “My father was one of the original singers for the Kiowa Gourd Dance,” said Koomsa. “The Kiowa were very patriotic during both World Wars. After our boys came back from World War II, we had a dance. There was no gourd dancing at that time. There was war dancing and round dancing. My dad was singing a song at his camp when Old Lady Tsoodle came by and recognized that song. A few weeks later, some of the Kiowa men got together and shared songs, and that’s how the Gourd Dance got started.” The rest, as they say, is history. The Gourd Dance can now be seen and heard all across Indian Country. Harlan McKosato is Sauk/Ioway and director of NDN Productions.




THE NEW MEXICAN Sunday, December 22, 2013

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Reform? Or a runaway train?


he pace of education reform in New Mexico is occurring so quickly that it is difficult to keep up with developments — at least as it pertains to proposals for change, if not actual results. Unfortunately, many proposals — whether by the governor or by legislators — aren’t being evaluated on the merits because politics is trumping policy. Reforms are wide-ranging, too, with everything from evaluation of teachers to more dollars for preschool to changes in high school graduation standards all part of the discussion. Some changes to current policy are taking place through administrative action. Others are happening at the local level, with savvy superintendents such as Joel Boyd in Santa Fe finding ways to serve children while still following mandates from above. Still other reforms are going to be up for a vote this legislative session. So many education bills are possible during the 30-day session starting in January that the chief business that needs attention — budgets and revenue — could be given short shrift. In the middle of the many discussions by bureaucrats and legislators — most of whom have never taught a child to read or explained algebra to a high school student — are the teachers, children and parents of New Mexico. Their heads, surely, must be spinning. Take the topic of high school graduation. Most people agree that students should meet high standards and be prepared for college and life. That’s hardly controversial. Where the debate grows heated is over what a standard is and how it is measured. Once, parents could go to the state Public Education Department or their local school website and read, fairly quickly, what students needed to obtain a diploma. Four years of English. Check. Three years (no four!) of mathematics. Check. Science. Social studies. Foreign language. Check. Check. Check. In Hobbs, seniors are so flummoxed by all the changes that they are taking their GED test and saying sayonara to high school. A Carlsbad Current-Argus story in November quoted the superintendent as saying seven of his seniors had dropped out that week; they didn’t think they could meet new state graduation requirements. Santa Fe Public Schools deserves credit for reading state law and determining that local districts can set their own standards; because of the district’s position, students in Santa Fe aren’t wondering what they need to graduate. The district has made expectations and requirements clear. What’s more, several other districts around the state, including in conservative strongholds, are setting their own standards. It’s a free-for-all out there. And high school is just one part of the mix. The tests spill over to other areas, such as the always-controversial teacher evaluations. The Legislature did not pass Gov. Susana Martinez’s preferred method of evaluations; her Secretary-designate Hanna Skandera is implementing them administratively. Because the new evaluations rely so much on standardized test results, many teachers believe they are being graded for factors beyond their control. The number of observations required, too, could run principals into the ground. Again, this is an area where the goals are admirable — weed out bad teachers, support other teachers and reward great teachers. Finding the path to meet that goal is difficult, and we’re not sure the evaluations proposed by Skandera will do the job. Especially given the changing curriculum and the unknown nature of the tests, the rush job on implementing these evaluations will not deliver results. Earlier this month, school board members in Los Alamos wrote Skandera, asking for a one-year modifications to the new evaluation system. A big concern is what the board calls the “all-at-once” approach. Santa Fe once again took proactive steps — the district has its own evaluation process in place, meeting the goal of providing feedback for teachers on its own terms. We think Martinez should keep her broader goal of a better evaluation system and stop trying to hurry it through. With push back growing in districts all over the state — from teachers, administrators and parents — doing it right over time should trump doing it fast. So many reforms — one on top of the other, could end up being counterproductive. It is time get everyone together — in a special education session, perhaps — to consider more broadly the reforms that have been passed and those that are under way. Is an A-F grading system that even rocket scientists can’t decipher such a great achievement? The grades are simple, but the formula that produces them is not. And the work that goes into feeding information into the bureaucratic machine of the Public Education Department might be better directed — to the basic work of education, teaching children. That’s what reform must address, after all. The education of children.

The past 100 years From The Santa Fe New Mexican: Dec. 22, 1913: Trinidad, Colo. — The two platoons of the First field artillery, Colorado National Guard, numbering about 40 officers and men, were today relieved from further duty in connection with the coal strike and left this afternoon with their equipment for Denver. The artillerymen were accompanied to the station by the military band and the cavalry and infantry forces stationed here. They have been on strike duty since Nov. 1.


What Edward Snowden started E dward Snowden should be proud. Until last week, the National Security Agency could argue that its massive effort to collect every American’s telephone records had been approved, at least tacitly, by all three branches of government. The president was on board; the people running the program were his appointees. The House and Senate intelligence committees knew what was going on and chose not to stop it. And the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which reviews NSA activities in secret, hadn’t objected. But now, thanks to Snowden’s renegade disclosures, all three branches have decided that the routine federal collection of metadata — records of who calls whom, and when, but not the content of the calls — needs another hard look. Congress is debating several proposals to rein in the program, including a bill that would effectively end it. President Barack Obama is considering recommendations from his own advisers, including one to take the data away from the NSA and ask telephone companies to hold them instead. And, this week, a federal judge found that the program was probably unconstitutional — that it invaded citizens’ privacy beyond what they had a right to expect. “I cannot imagine a more indiscriminate and arbitrary invasion” of citizens’ rights, District Judge Richard J. Leon wrote in a blistering opinion. “The author of our Constitution, James Madison … would be aghast.” Until Snowden’s disclosures, Leon wouldn’t have had a chance to weigh in on the matter. Earlier challenges were thrown out of court because civil libertarian plaintiffs couldn’t prove that the NSA was collecting data about them. Snowden’s leaks forced the government to acknowledge what it has been doing since 2001, and opened the way to a battle in the U.S. Courts of Appeal, followed almost cer-

tainly by one before the Supreme Court. Yes, for the record, Snowden went about his whistle-blowing the wrong way; officials say the damage he’s done to U.S. security is real. As he sits in chilly Moscow requesting asylum from one country after another, he can consider that question at leisure. But golly, has he been effective. Whether Snowden, other civil libertarians — and now, Leon — will prevail in higher courts is a different matter. The NSA’s action in collecting everyone’s phone records, however “indiscriminate and arbitrary,” could still turn out to be constitutional. The core question in the jurisprudence on surveillance is whether the government’s actions violate what the Supreme Court has called “a reasonable expectation of privacy.” But what exactly does that mean? One leading scholar of the Fourth Amendment, Orin Kerr of George Washington University, calls the standard “notoriously murky.” Kerr wrote this week that the metadata program might survive a Supreme Court test because the government doesn’t look at everyone’s telephone records — only at those that might yield foreign intelligence information. At the heart of the issue is a kind of riddle: When and where do we have a reasonable expectation of privacy? You probably think your email is private, but Google analyzes your metadata to decide what advertising you’d like to see. You might have thought the names and addresses on your love letters were private, but the U.S. Postal Service scans many letters’ exteriors and keeps the records for 30 days. And now that we know the NSA has been collecting phone records, haven’t we been put on notice that those records aren’t private? The NSA argues that the metadata program is legal thanks to a 1979 Supreme Court case, which held that telephone records aren’t private because citizens

share them with the telephone company. But Leon ruled that times have changed. “People in 2013 have an entirely different relationship with phones than they did 34 years ago,” he wrote. “Records that once would have revealed a few scattered tiles of information about a person now reveal an entire mosaic, a … picture of the person’s life.” At least one Supreme Court justice has sounded ready to hear that argument. In a ruling last year, Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote that the 1979 standard merits a new look. “This approach is ill-suited to the digital age, in which people reveal a great deal of information about themselves to third parties in the course of carrying out mundane tasks,” Sotomayor wrote in a case involving whether police needed a warrant to place a GPS tracker on a criminal suspect’s car. Do Americans accept the disclosure to the government of every telephone number they’ve called in the last five years, which is what NSA has collected? In fact, we already have a kind of answer to that question: Americans are divided down the middle. In a Quinnipiac poll released in July, for example, 55 percent of respondents said the government’s actions amounted to “too much intrusion into Americans’ personal privacy,” and 41 percent disagreed. But 50 percent said they supported the program, and only 44 percent said they opposed it. So putting the question up for a referendum, alas, wouldn’t work. That means it’s up to Obama, Congress and the courts to find the right balance: rules that give the government the tools it needs to investigate terrorist threats, but not at the cost of our reasonable expectation of privacy. If only we knew what that was. Doyle McManus is a columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Contact him at doyle.


Finding where millions go down the drain WASHINGTON ophisticated politicians and journalists find the movie Dave simplistic. The same is said of Sen. Tom Coburn when he has his annual moment of life imitating art. Once a year, Coburn plays Murray Blum, the boring accountant in the movie who uses basic common sense to cut the federal budget as a favor to his friend, a presidential impersonator, played by Kevin Kline. He needs to find $650 million to keep a homeless shelter open. Murray shows him that the money can readily be found in wasteful and unquestioned government programs such as one that absurdly aims to make Americans feel better about their cars. There are hundreds of such programs tucked away in various agency budgets and, like his fictional doppelganger, Coburn finds the most egregious ones. “We’ve had the Defense Department and people in the other nondefense discretionary departments screaming ‘the cupboard is bare,’ ” Coburn said. “There’s nothing else to cut. The fact is that just isn’t true.” The Oklahoma senator’s “Wastebook” lists 100 of them. There’s the truly ludicrous (a $125,000 3-D pizza printer for astronauts) to the mildly ludicrous (a State Department effort to get liked on Facebook). NASA spent $3 million to determine whether there was intelligent life in Congress. And, apparently, our government doesn’t know about this newfangled thing called Google. While some of us can type in the word “infrastructure” and hit the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button, the Department of Commerce’s National Technical Information Service is spending $50 million to look up easily accessible stuff.


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Did you know you can deduct certain medical procedures if they are necessary for your job? Our irrational tax code allows brothels in Nevada to take $17.5 million in exemptions for such necessities as breast implants. Pole workers of a different sort — those tending to electrical and other wires — got a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to put on the PowerUp project, a 90-minute dance that will feature “bucket trucks, cranes and field trucks, plus a set of 25 utility poles,” all set before a live audience. OK, ridiculing the NEA is shooting fish in a barrel. But Coburn also takes on a Republican sacred cow: the Department of Everything, as he calls it, which, among other things, is studying beef jerky. This summer, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel wailed that because of the mandatory spending cuts under sequestration, “We risk fielding a force that is unprepared.” Coburn found plenty of savings he could use to prepare it. The Pentagon is leaving 2,000 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, which cost $500,000 each, in Afghanistan to be destroyed after U.S. forces withdraw. Then there’s the Army’s $297 million “mega-blimp,” or Long Endurance MultiIntelligence Vehicle, which was intended for Afghanistan but made only one trip: a short flight over New Jersey. As spending headed toward $300 million, the military sold it to a private contractor at the firesale price of $301,000. Even as the National Guard is being cut by 8,000 troops, $10 million was spent on Superman movie tie-ins. Pretty soon you’re talking about real money. Congress authorized the purchase of 21 C-27 transport planes despite testimony from a former Air Force chief

of staff in 2012 that the Air Force didn’t want them. But they’d already contracted for the planes, which were mothballed. “When we buy $700 million worth of airplanes and half of them we’re going to cut up and half of them we’re going to put in the desert, it doesn’t fit with common sense,” Coburn said. The lack of common sense is everywhere. Who green-lighted the Popular Romance Project? The National Endowment for the Humanities has given $914,000 to a study of the origins of romance. Kindle Alert: For $100, read the collected works of Danielle Steel. Meanwhile, FBI agents are ready for their close-up. The FBI spends $1.5 million each year to educate Hollywood producers and writers on how to portray the agency. There are other signs of a lurid fascination with pop culture. The almost bankrupt U.S. Postal Service has paid $556,000 to the futurist Faith Popcorn to envision a viable future for itself. And New York and New Jersey took $65 million in Superstorm Sandy emergency relief money to make television ads to encourage people to visit. In all, the Wastebook chronicles $30 billion in stupid spending, enough to make sequestration unnecessary. Coburn isn’t a mindless Tea Party person who favors no spending, and he’s willing to gore his own ox. He just wants someone to listen when his inner Murray Blum goes through the books. It’s a shame how only the good go home early. Coburn is abiding by the term limits he set for himself and won’t seek another term in 2016. The Pentagon won’t mind his departure, but the rest of us will miss him. Margaret Carlson is a Bloomberg View columnist.




State had a role in battling apartheid



omething important has been missing from the extensive coverage of Nelson Mandela’s passing: New Mexico’s contribution to end the evils of apartheid. In 1986, Congress passed the Comprehensive AntiApartheid law, which, among its many provisions, “prohibits using U.S. funds for any assistance to investment in, or any subsidy for trade with, South Africa.” A significant historical footnote too many have forgotten is that President Ronald Reagan vetoed the act. Congress overrode his veto, the only time that happened in his two terms in office. In New Mexico, before Congress acted, Gov. Toney Anaya (1983-86) had the political courage to lead the State Investment Council in instituting a policy that would require any investment advisers or brokers to agree not to invest any of our state’s money with companies doing business in South Africa. Gov. Anaya’s action was a bold, progressive right thing to do. It was in stark contrast to many of his contemporaries, who took the easy, comfortable path of political lip service that merely denounced apartheid. Expressing moral outrage did little, but turning that outrage into a language oppressors understood — economic shunning — did. The policy was severely attacked, as was Anaya. When joined with other courageous political, religious and community leaders, Anaya’s leadership was an integral part of ending the tyranny of a privileged white minority over an oppressed and brutalized black majority. The greatest legacy is one that is universal in its gifts to any time and in any nation. It is a living one that continues in full and vital force in the present and as an unquestioned foundation for the future. While I join with millions of others in celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and work, I fear the forgetting of his legacy and our part in it. I fear a kind of social, institutional Alzheimer’s. Mandela’s life work, the moral work of humanity, must be ongoing, for not only does much remain to be done, but in too many arenas, the forces of regression prevail. Indeed, the same issues are writ large in our country today. The power of money, largely in the control of a white male minority, is used to repress justice and equality for people of color, women, the working poor, senior citizens and students. It is used to fund the campaigns of politicians who pass regressive laws to suppress one of our of our country’s most basic freedoms — the right to vote. What would Mandela say, what would Mandela do about the atavistic Supreme Court decision that gutted our hard won Voting Rights Act? What would Mandela say and do about laws that were immediately adopted following the court’s decision in Texas, North Carolina and other states? These laws are crafted to create a nation in which power and profit trump the freedoms, rights and needs of its people. For his legacy to live on, those are the questions we must ask of ourselves, and even more, act on them. As we celebrate a life that exemplifies enlightened change when empathy replaces greed, when inclusion replaces exclusion, when forgiveness replaces hatred, can we commit to do what Mandela would do? Sally Rodgers is a longtime environmental and human rights activist in Santa Fe.

Sunday, December 22, 2013 THE NEW MEXICAN


Organ Mountains deserve protection rotecting our land is crucial to our future. As a 12th-generation Nuevo Mexicano born in Las Cruces and raised in the northern mountains of Pecos, I understand and value the importance of protecting our land, water and culture. I use our ancient acequias to irrigate my crops, our mountains to harvest game, timber and medicinal herbs, not only to sustain my family and community, but to protect the very land that gives us all life. I have seen too often how neglecting our tierra adversely affects everyone and everything that sustains our precious way of life. When I engage in taking care of our land, I often think of our future generations and what we are leaving them. It is not fair to our kids if we don’t take action to protect our wild places so that they can enjoy what our ancestors have enjoyed and what we enjoy and love today. Being raised to live off of and to respect the land, I am concerned about what is happening here in New Mexico. Special interest groups coming into this region are threatening our land, water and way of life for profit. In Northern New Mexico, we have faced the threat of natural gas exploration and the demand for water. It saddens my heart that this threat could ruin our traditional way of life forever, a way of life that New Mexico embraces deeply. New Mexico has always attracted people from all over the world because of its natural beauty and rich culture.

However, in the south, the area in and around Las Cruces is growing rapidly, and I worry that the pressure for development and exploitation for natural resources from our lands may destroying a wilderness area that provides important benefits to the local community — the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks. Hunters use the area to bring sustenance to their families, traditional communities visit the petroglyph sites of their ancestors, and tourists and locals regularly use the area for recreation. A recent economic study by the Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce estimates that protecting the national monument will generate more than $7 million in new economic activity annually. Protecting this land serves the interests of the community. The Rio Grande del Norte National Monument designation was a huge success for Northern New Mexico as it protected 242,455 acres — land that feeds our families, supports our livelihoods and preserves our traditional culture. I feel strongly that communities in the southern part of the state deserve the same security. I believe that the benefits of the economic sustenance and development that our public lands provide are felt throughout the state regardless of where they are located. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich are championing the effort to establish the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument because

A full moon emerges from behind the Organ Mountains near Las Cruces in 2007. AP FILE PHOTO BY SHARI VIALPANDO/LAS CRUCES SUN-NEWS

they understand its importance to the well-being of New Mexicans. However, dysfunctional politics in Congress make it difficult to move legislation. For that reason, we all must come together as a community to prioritize this issue and call upon President Barack Obama to use his power under the Antiquities Act to designate the Organ MountainsDesert Peaks with national monument status in perpetuity. We ask that policymakers and community members alike recognize this


important opportunity and take the necessary steps to protect these mountains and the communities they sustain. We have been taught not to care anymore. It seems easier to close our eyes and let the material things in life take priority. We cannot stay quiet if we wish to protect our future, the future of the land and everything that depends on it. Ralph A. Vigil is president and founder of The Molino de la Isla Farmers’ Cooperative in Pecos and a concerned Nuevo Mexicano.


Background checks for gun show buyers would work in N.M.


ast month, the legislative Crimes and Corrections Committee met to discuss House Bill 77 — the bill designed to close the gun show loophole in New Mexico. Once again, the conversation became about anything but the problem of gun violence in our state. Several committee members expressed concern that the facts and statistics on gun violence in New Mexico cannot be linked to gun shows. Our inability to trace guns used for criminal purposes to gun shows highlights a fundamental problem. Pressure from the gun lobby has led to laws that expressly forbid the release of information regarding where guns are bought and sold. The gun lobby also has managed to pressure Congress into halting all research regarding how and where guns are purchased — or even to quantify the effects of gun violence on our country. These prohibitory amendments were attached to appropriations bills known as the Tairt amendments. They forbid the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms from releasing public information about gun trafficking and guns. So, it is no surprise that we do not have all the information necessary to connect the dots. That was the idea. The National Rifle Association effectively has stopped the flow of information. Feathers were ruffled when the committee was presented with the available numbers and statistics regarding gun violence in our state. The numbers don’t lie, but it is understandable that the shocking number of women and children being killed by guns in New Mexico is difficult to accept. Pretending that gun violence is somehow not linked to guns and the easy availability of guns in New Mexico is not a viable longterm strategy. We hear the gun lobby telling politicians over and over that it is not the guns

that are killing 30,000 people a year in our country and injuring 70,000. It is time our politicians stop listening. When state Rep. Jane E. Powdrell-Culbert, a Republican from Sandoval County, was asked to explain why New Mexico is leaving the door wide open to allow felons and mentally incompetent individuals to buy guns at gun shows, no answer was given … because we all know there is no answer. Particularly scary for parents is the example of the Columbine shooters. We need to close the gun-show loophole before we all face the regret of not getting it done in time. As to the viability of HB 77 (i.e., does it work?), the NRA lobbyist reminded the panel that last year, 72,000 people were stopped from buying guns thanks to background checks. She then wanted to assert that they probably just got them somewhere else. How that kind of unsubstantiated argument passes muster is, I must admit, something of a mystery. What is clear is that background checks work — and that New Mexico would benefit from following the desire of 83 percent of our electorate for universal background checks. This hearing was designed to consider whether the Legislature should consider taking this bill up again. Yet, once again, the NRA was invited to divert attention from the issue, to deflect the focus from the facts so that the conversation became about anything but guns. Instead of addressing real gun violence prevention, the conversation became about the Second Amendment, mental illness, the education of our children, etc., etc., etc. These necessary topics warrant discussion, but they should not cause us to ignore the problem of guns. Miranda Viscoli is an advocate for gun violence prevention.

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THE NEW MEXICAN Sunday, December 22, 2013


Reconnect with elders during holiday season



Wrong war, wrong enemy A

sk yourself this: Who among the great American statesmen since World War II would you say had the moral courage to admit publicly they were wrong about the use of our military power abroad? Bush? Cheney? Not a chance. The only name that pops into my mind is Robert McNamara. And not because he was a nice guy. As one of the chief architects of the misbegotten Vietnam War, which caused the deaths of 58,000 Americans and more than Jerry 3 million Vietnamese, Delaney McNamara was despised by millions of people. And yet, in his later years, he stated unequivocally, in a rare triumph of intellectual honesty over self-protection, “we were mistaken.” For such an uncharacteristic display of candor, he was pilloried. Nonetheless, he insisted that we did not understand the “intentions” of our adversary, we “exaggerated” the threat they posed, and we “underestimated” the power of nationalism in rousing people to fight and die. In a word, we considered the war an ideological conflict; they considered it a fight for freedom and independence. McNamara remarked darkly on one occasion, “How much evil must we do in order to do good?” Why did he fess up? Because he thought an airing of his mistakes would be helpful to future generations in guarding against other ill-conceived wars, as if understand-

Will we ever see an American president admit we have trapped ourselves in a moral fog of war? ing the past would save us from repeating it. But does it? Does McNamara’s cautionary tale have any relevance to our war on terror? President Barack Obama has said our present “war” is an ideological conflict, a fight against radical Islam. But one of the most knowledgeable and respected of Islamic scholars in this country, professor Akbar Ahmed of American University, maintains we are fighting “the wrong war, with the wrong tactics, against the wrong enemy.” Ahmad writes that our war has become a targeted assassination program carried out by high-tech drones firing deadly missiles into tribal villages in Third World countries — countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Kashmir, Philippines. Our so-called war on terror, in short, has morphed into an assault on remote tribal societies whose voices have not been heard, whose people we do not understand, and whose suffering we do not acknowledge. It’s as if these people existed beyond the reach of our moral vision, beyond the myopic limits of our empathy. When tribal people in Waziristan see an innocent grandmother blown to bits by an

American Hellfire missile while working in her garden, they cry out in rage; it is a moral obscenity. When a Tomahawk missile kills 18 innocent women and children along with two al-Qaida members at the gravesite of a tribal funeral, the entire village swears revenge. The CIA calls this a “signature strike,” meaning a strike at patterns of behavior (such as everyone going to the same mosque), a collective form of punishment in violation of international law. To be sure, this so-called war has an ideological component, but what use is it if in killing 10 suspected al-Qaida members, we create 100,000 angry tribal men and women bent on avenging the death of their kin? True, a single raid on a specific target may make some sense, but the sum total of multiple raids is insane: We are causing a massive rise in anti-Americanism, preparing the ground for a horrendous blowback and practically guaranteeing perpetual war. Will we ever see an American president admit we have trapped ourselves in a moral fog of war? Certainly not the men who created the drone program, Bush and Cheney. But what about Obama? Will he one day realize that the rationale for killing bad guys does not justify the inadvertent slaughter of innocents? Will he summon the moral courage to say boldly to the world, “We were mistaken!” I think he will, someday. What do you think? Jerry Delaney is a freelance writer living in Santa Fe whose most recent essay, published by The American Scholar, is available on the Internet.

he holidays are upon us, which can be a challenging time for residents of long-term care facilities, as well as their families. Two questions are often asked by families: Can I bring my loved one home overnight or to a special family or religious celebration, and what can I do to ensure a successful visit that doesn’t feel awkward? Residents receiving skilled nursing care are allowed to participate in short visits away from a facility, without danger of losing their Medicare coverage. For more information, please visit Residents who use Medicaid for longterm care services also may be allowed to leave a nursing home for brief periods. The state Medicaid plan covers three reserve bed days for brief home visits without prior approval. Residents do require a physician’s order as part of this arrangement. For families wondering how to make the most of visits with residents who physically are unable to leave a longterm care setting, the following suggestions may be helpful. u Speak with the facility social services or activities director. Find out if there is a preferable date and time to visit so that your loved one can participate in holiday festivities, should they wish to. Ask about joining your loved one during these facility-sponsored events. u Consider gift choices. Does your family member have any dietary concerns that might restrict certain traditional holiday treats such as candy or nuts? What kinds of activities has your loved one enjoyed? Are there items such as slippers, a robe, scented hand lotion, books or pictures from home that he or she might find comforting? Might books on tape, a radio or other technological items be enjoyed? u Residents often enjoy visits from children or grandchildren during the holidays, but it might be helpful to prepare young children or teenagers for a visit. Brief visits for young children can be preferable, whereas older children might enjoy having a particular activity to focus on, such as looking through a photo album. u During your visit, pay attention to your loved one’s appearance. How are they dressed and groomed? Is his or her clothing appropriate for the weather? Also, observe whether your loved one has chapped lips or excessively dry skin, which may point to signs of dehydration. Is a water pitcher comfortably within his or her reach? u Other things to observe include basic appearance, temperature and sounds and smells of the facility. Notice staffing patterns — do they seem adequate? Pay attention to staff interaction with residents and with each other — are name tags worn? Note the facility’s response time to call lights or requests for assistance, and whether scheduled activities are actually happening in the facility. If you notice problems or areas of concern, bring them to the attention to the administrator. Families also are welcome to contact the long-term care ombudsman who visits the facility for additional support or to share a concern. Ombudsmen provide advocacy for the rights and wishes of residents living in long-term care settings. The ombudsman program may be reached via the following numbers: Santa Fe and northeastern New Mexico: 866-451-2901 Albuquerque and northwestern New Mexico: 866-8429230 Las Cruces and Southern New Mexico: 800-762-8690.

How to get involved Many long-term care residents are without nearby friends and family and might welcome a visit. We recommend contacting the social services director of a facility to learn how individuals, spiritual or community groups can bring some holiday cheer to residents during the holiday season and beyond. The ombudsman program is always seeking new volunteers to advocate for residents. Please call 866-8429230 for more information. On behalf of the ombudsman program and the Aging and Long-Term Services Department, I wish all New Mexicans a safe and happy holiday season. Gino Rinaldi is the Cabinet secretary for the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services department.



Trouble with multiculturalism in N.M.

Campaign payments raise some questions


he United States is a country founded on racial inequality and colonial violence, despite our noble ideals. The American colonization of New Mexico has involved not just dispossessing Indians and Nuevomexicanos of land and water, but also forcibly acculturating them. Yet in the early 1900s, some Anglos began to promote Spanish and Native American art and architecture. New Mexicans can take pride in the fact that celebrations of cultural diversity go back much further here than in other parts of the country. Santa Fe labeled itself the City Different long before most Americans valued difference (and amid considerable pressure to Americanize). But what if colonialism and multiculturalism aren’t diametrically opposed? For the past decade, I have been researching public efforts to interpret and preserve Native American and Hispanic cultural heritage in Northern New Mexico. I have found three ways in which multicultural projects challenge colonial hierarchies on the surface but reinforce them at a deeper level. This contradiction is neither deliberate nor conspiratorial. It operates

behind the backs of wellintentioned people. But it is troubling, nonetheless. First, projects that focus on culture Tom Guthrie often deflect attention away from politics. Redressing centuries of colonial domination will take more than celebrating food, music and dance. In New Mexico, the rhetoric of triculturalism emphasizes harmonious coexistence and obscures colonial violence, racism and inequality. Talking about culture and celebrating cultural survival can be a way of not talking about colonial legacies or the need to redistribute wealth and resources. Second, multicultural projects usually highlight the cultures, perspectives and experiences of subordinate groups while leaving dominant groups in the dark and thus immune to criticism. In New Mexico, Hispanics and Indians are known for their “rich” and “colorful” cultures, while Anglo Americans often appear cultureless. While this unequal visibility seems to favor colonized groups, it implies that Anglos

are normal and standard. If Nuevomexicanos and Native Americans are marked by their colorful heritage, they are associated with “tradition” and the past. Meanwhile, “modernity” and New Mexico’s future appear to be the domain of Anglos. Third, Native American and Hispanic cultures in New Mexico have been scrutinized, studied, curated and managed more than other cultures. Concerns about their authenticity add an extra burden. Authenticity is an impossible ideal with significant political implications. Indians’ and Nuevomexicanos’ political rights sometimes depend on their ability to maintain and perform “traditional” cultures. Anglos have often set standards of authenticity, and the ultimate measure of authenticity lies in the past. Demands for authenticity therefore constrain Hispanics and Indians, who benefit when they orient their lives to the past rather than the present or future. Emphasizing cultural purity also marginalizes people of mixed ancestry. In order for multicultural projects to dismantle rather than reproduce colonial hierarchies — to nurture equality without requiring homogeneity

— they must first foreground political and economic relations. In New Mexico, this must involve addressing land and water rights, the social and environmental costs of development, and the unequal benefits of capitalism. Second, the public interpretation of New Mexican heritage must bring Anglo Americans into view, not because they are victims of “reverse discrimination” but because they have had a profound impact on New Mexico. Rejecting a narrow focus on subordinate groups (the usual “targets” of multicultural projects) may help to expose colonial power relations to critique. Finally, instead of worrying about authenticity, we should promote community health and self-determination: communities’ ability to chart their own futures with creativity and dignity. It is time to pursue a more just and more critical multiculturalism that fundamentally challenges New Mexico’s double colonial legacy. Tom Guthrie is a cultural anthropologist and the author of Recognizing Heritage: The Politics of Multiculturalism in New Mexico (University of Nebraska Press, 2013).


t “smells” to high heaven of deceit and cover-up of a payment made to political consultant Tarin Nix, and I commend her for bringing this to everyone’s attention. I am writing, of course, in reference to how Patti Bushee’s campaign for mayor is being run and how she paid a private consultant before deciding to seek public funds. What Bushee did shows that if elected mayor, Bushee is capable of successfully hiring an attorney who can help her cover up any and all wrongdoing by backtracking about “not understanding the code(s)” of this fine city. This time, it was the Public Financing Code. Bushee “sought the advice of Jim Harrington, Common Cause New Mexico” about this and he told her “to issue another check to Nix out of [campaign] seed money.” This advice was flawed. Harrington should have told her she had to stick with the so-called private financing for her campaign. The Ethics and Campaign Review Board should have done the same thing. Former mayoral candidate and Councilor Rebecca Wurzburger was correct in her statement that “it was clear to her from the very beginning that candidates had to decide if they were going to seek public financing … they were supposed to follow the rules of public financing.” If Bushee did not understand this simple edict on her own, how will she be able to understand all the other rules and be able to run this fine city? I have not decided for whom to vote. However, I tell you it will not be Bushee. Ana Socolov is retired and resides in Santa Fe.

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Providing stability for at-risk children Communities in Schools works to boost achievement By Robert Nott The New Mexican

Finding a way to pay a family’s electric bill. Tutoring a student who is falling behind in math. Collecting coats for children who need them. Meeting with parents. Dealing with bullying. These are just a few of the things Communities in Schools facilitators like Elizabeth Crumpler do to help prepare children to learn.

“It is exhausting, it is challenging, it is fulfilling,” Crumpler said of her job at Salazar Elementary School. “I can’t tackle every single problem every single child has. That’s not realistic. But being able to break it down and say, ‘This is one thing I can help a student or parent take charge of so they are in control’ — that I can do. I can help them achieve one piece of stability in their lives.” Crumpler, a North Carolina native who moved to Santa Fe in 2007, worked as a program manager for Girls Inc. and Fine Arts for Children and Teens before joining the Communities in Schools program this year. She is one of five site facilitators working

in some of Santa Fe Public Schools’ lowestperforming schools: Salazar and Agua Fría elementary schools, César Chávez Community School, Ortiz Middle School and Capital High. In January, the program will expand to Nava Elementary School, Aspen Community Magnet School and De Vargas Middle School. Communities in Schools, which describes itself as the nation’s largest dropout-prevention organization, was founded about 35 years ago and is now in schools in 27 states, as well as the District of Columbia.

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Elizabeth Crumpler, with Communities in Schools New Mexico, talks with Ashley Morales, 6, a first-grader at Salazar Elementary School, in the school’s hoop house during recess on Wednesday. LUIS SÁNCHEZ SATURNO/THE NEW MEXICAN

Solstice celebration at Children’s Museum draws hundreds

PNM plan for cutting coal units sparks ire Group says utility should invest more in renewable energy By Susan Montoya Bryan The Associated Press

sky. North America experienced about nine and a half hours of daylight Saturday, and, according to some online reports, Yokum’s Alaska had only five to six hours of daylight in most areas. The Children’s Museum — which will celebrate its 30th birthday in 2015 — has held a winter solstice event for 15 years, according to Julie DeFeo, director of marketing and community relations. The light snow that fell during Saturday evening’s event made it “magical, not discouraging, for visitors,” she said. Apparently, many visitors felt the same way as they enjoyed storytelling, a drumming circle, hot cider and tea, and various pastries and cookies. The museum property also was lit by about a half-dozen bonfires,

ALBUQUERQUE — The state’s largest electric utility has a plan for replacing power that will be lost when it shutters two units at a coalfired power plant in northwestern New Mexico that’s long been a target for environmentalists. Public Service Company of New Mexico filed its plan with state regulators late Friday. The utility also asked the Public Regulation Commission for permission to recover costs associated with the partial closure and installing pollution control equipment on the remaining two units. PNM and Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration negotiated a compromise earlier this year calling for the partial closure and pollution controls. The plan needs to be approved by the PRC and the Environmental Protection Agency. Federal regulators, the state, the utility and environmentalists have been fighting for years over the best way to reduce pollution at the plant amid concerns about increasing electric costs to customers. PNM says the plan will cost less and result in greater environmental benefits than a proposal by federal regulators to install a different type of pollution control equipment. It says electricity generated by one of San Juan’s other units, the Palo Verde nuclear plant in Arizona and a new natural gas-fired plant would replace the lost power. Critics, including environmental group New Energy Economy, argue that PNM’s effort to recover its investment in the aging plant will ultimately end up costing customers through higher rates. “They want ratepayers in New Mexico to pay for their losses. They want New Mexicans to pay for their poor financial and resource planning,” said Mariel Nanasi, New Energy Economy’s executive director. The group plans to fight PNM’s proposal. PNM contends its plan will end up costing less than if the utility continues to operate all four coal-fired units. The utility pegs the saving for customers at more than $780 million over the next 20 years compared with what federal regulators had sought. If state regulators approve, PNM says the plan will clear the way for the utility to reduce its use of coal and minimize the potential impact of future fuel cost fluctuations. While closing part of San Juan would be a step in the right direction, Nanasi said, she questioned PNM’s plan to replace the lost power. The utility is missing an opportunity to fold

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Hundreds of farolitos light a giant labyrinth at the Santa Fe Children’s Museum on Saturday in honor of the winter solstice. Nearly 300 people enjoyed music, food and storytelling at the event. PHOTOS BY JANE PHILLIPS/THE NEW MEXICAN

‘Back into the light’ By Robert Nott The New Mexican


inter solstice, to Larsissa Yokum, immediately conjures up memories of her native Alaska. “It marks coming back into the light,” she said. “But it’s hard to not think about Alaska: the northern lights, dogs sleeping in front of the fireplace in a cabin, not to mention a good cup of coffee with some Bailey’s [Irish Cream] in it.” Yokum and her son Ewan were two of more than 275 visitors who took part in the Santa Fe Children’s Museum’s annual winter solstice celebration Saturday night. Volunteers and staffers lit about 850 farolitos that served to light the way around the museum property on Old Pecos Trail and then down to a

Drumming by the fire was one of the activities held during the annual winter solstice celebration Saturday.

field with a labyrinth created by Courtney Mathay. Solstice — Dec. 21 — marks the shortest day of the year for

In brief FBI seeks bank robbery suspect A man robbed the Wells Fargo bank branch at 3150 Cerrillos Road late Friday afternoon, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigations. The suspect, described as a man in his early 30s with a thin to medium build, gray or blue eyes, and unshaven facial hair, entered the bank at about 5:45 p.m. and told a teller, “This is a robbery,” according to FBI officials. The suspect then handed a note to the teller, demanding money in bills that could not be traced. The robber pulled out a brown box and remote from his jacket pocket

the Northern Hemisphere and the longest day of the year for the Southern Hemisphere as the sun slowly moves north in the

and told the teller it was a bomb, the FBI said, so the teller gave the man an undisclosed amount of money. The man, wearing a gray zip-up hoodie sweater, a dark gray cap with a brim, and dirty blue jeans, then turned and tripped. As he fell, officials said, a handgun fell out of the waistband of his pants. The robber picked up the gun and fled, leaving the note behind. Bank robbery is punishable by a 20-year prison sentence for each offense, with the penalty increasing if a dangerous weapon is used during the crime. Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call the Albuquerque FBI Office at 505-889-1300 or the Santa Fe Police Department at 955-5033. The FBI may pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the suspect’s arrest and conviction. Information about other wanted bank

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robbery suspects can be found on the FBI’s website,

Union supports Gonzales in race The local chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which represents most city of Santa Fe employees, announced Saturday evening that it is backing mayoral candidate Javier Gonzales in the municipal election March 4. Daniel Esquibel, a city land-use planner who said he serves as the people chairman for AFSCME Local 3999, said all the candidates in the race had “something wonderful to offer.” The union was looking for those who have “a vision for the city,” he added, and those who “understand the neigh-

borhoods,” the need for economic development and the “resources for growth” as the city prepares for more annexation. Along with Gonzales — one of three candidates in the mayor’s race, along with City Councilors Patti Bushee and Bill Dimas — the union is endorsing Signe Lindell in City Council District 1, incumbent City Councilor Charmichael Dominguez in District 3, incumbent Councilor Ron Trujillo, who is running unopposed in District 4, and two candidates in the District 2 contest: Mary Louise Bonney and Rad Acton. “Either one would be wonderful,” Esquibel said. In a statement released Saturday night after the union’s announcement, Gonzales, a former state Democratic Party chairman, said, “I’ve said from the start, I want to move Santa Fe forward together. So receiving the

endorsement of the union representing the Santa Feans who make our city work day-to-day is a great honor.” He added, “I look forward to working in partnership with AFSCME to ensure that the City we love doesn’t leave behind the people who make it work.”

Schools close for winter break Santa Fe Public Schools has closed its facilities for two weeks for winter break. Schools reopen on Monday, Jan. 6. Most other schools, including the Santa Fe Community College and the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, will be closed during the same time period. Check with individual school websites to confirm closing and opening dates. The New Mexican



THE NEW MEXICAN Sunday, December 22, 2013

Family seeks help with rent, bills after wife loses job The New Mexican


hris and Kristina have fallen behind on their utility bills and rent. Chris has a job, but his wife lost her job as paralegal when the company she worked for closed. For the past few months, Kristina has been applying for jobs, but she’s frequently been told that she’s overqualified for the positions. Chris has been trying to keep up with the family’s $1,400 monthly rent and $222 in utilities costs. The couple, who have two children, have been able to work with their landlord so they won’t get evicted, but lately the landlord has been more demanding about collecting the rent, and the couple have had to stop paying utilities bills to cover the rent payments. To keep up with the family’s expenses, Kristina has sold all of her jewelery. Chris and Kristina are asking for help paying their rent and utility costs until Kristina finds employment. Chris and Kristina are among many members of the community asking for help from The New Mexican’s Empty Stocking Fund during the holiday season. uuu

The Empty Stocking Fund is a project of The Santa Fe New

Mexican. The Santa Fe Community Foundation, the First National Bank of Santa Fe, The Salvation Army and Presbyterian Medical Services donate services to jointly administer the Empty Stocking Fund. Watch for daily stories featuring requests for assistance from local residents in The Santa Fe New Mexican. The names of the applicants have been changed to protect their privacy. The information from the initial application will be verified if the applicant is selected for assistance.

To donate Make your tax-deductible donation online at stocking or mail a check to: The New Mexican’s Empty Stocking Fund c/o The Santa Fe Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1827, Santa Fe, NM 875041827. If you can provide a needed service such as roofing, car repairs or home repairs, contact Roberta at Presbyterian Medical Services, 983-8968. If you can contribute food, clothing, toys, housewares or furniture in good condition, or other items or services, please contact The Salvation Army, 988-8054.

Police notes The Santa Fe Police Department is investigating the following reports: u Two men stole about $1,800 in cash from the Check ’n Go, 2641 Cerrillos Road, around 11:10 p.m. Thursday. The men fled in a blue Lexus SUV that had gold lettering and temporary tags. u An employee of the Goodwill store on Cerrillos Road reported that someone attempted to break into the store Wednesday night, causing about $600 in damage to a steel door. u A Santa Fe man reported that another man, who was armed with a knife, chased him through the parking lot of Wal-Mart, 3251 Cerrillos Road, around 6:30 p.m. Friday. When police arrived, the suspect was gone, but officers did recover the knife. u A Santa Fe woman called police to say that she had not heard from her daughter in several days. Police checked on the younger woman, who lived on Rufina Lane, and discovered her dead. There is no sign of foul play. u A Montana man reported Thursday night that someone broke into his Toyota Tacoma truck, parked in the 1600 block of Galisteo Street, and stole a necklace, a bracelet, a gold watch, some earrings and jumper cables with a case, totaling $550. u A Santa Fe woman reported that sometime between 10 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Saturday, someone broke into her 2001 Mercedes, parked in the 100 block of Fiesta Street, and stole a pair of sunglasses worth $200, as well as a vehicle registration card and the car manual. The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department is investigating the following reports: u Deputies responding to a call regarding possession of a controlled substance on Saturday arrested Jeanette Trinidad, 27, of Santa Fe after they allegedly found Suboxone in her possession. According to the jail website, Trinidad is still in jail following her Dec. 7 arrest for an incident in which she allegedly broke into a south-side home and threatened to stab the homeowner with a needle and give him AIDS. u On Saturday, deputies charged Douglas Bryant, 38, of

Santa Fe with being in possession of several syringes and Suboxone while he was incarcerated in the Santa Fe County jail. u Double Arrow Road residents reported Friday that four unauthorized transactions were made on their banking account. u Someone gained entry into a portable building at Calle Lucia and Airport Road between Thursday and Friday and damaged two doors, six windows, and the interior and exterior walls, causing an estimated $2,600 in damages. u A resident living in the 3900 block of Agua Fría Street reported Friday that sometime between Dec. 15 and Dec. 18, someone gained entry into the home through a wall panel and stole a flat-screen TV, some jewelry, boots and a stereo. The estimated value of the items stolen is $12,700, and estimated damage is $500.

DWI arrest u Deputies arrested Angelica Martinez, 38, of Santa Fe and charged her with aggravated DWI and having an open container after she was stopped for a traffic violation on U.S. 84/285 on Saturday.

Speed SUVs u The Santa Fe Police Department listed the following locations for mobile speedenforcement vehicles: SUV No. 1 at Zia and Vo Tech roads; SUV No. 2 on Airport Road at Fields Lane; SUV No. 3 at Governor Miles Road between Richards Avenue and Camino Carlos Rey.

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Funeral services and memorials RUTH ELAINE COLEMAN 79, died peacefully at home in Santa Fe, on December 16, 2013. "Ruthe" (as she was known by her friends and family) is survived by her four sons and their spouses (Glen and Karyn, Scott and Melissa, Curtis, & David and Emily); and eight grandchildren (India, Joshua, Kalynne, Sarah, Chaya, Evan, Chance, and Story). Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Ruthe developed a lifelong passion for music and the arts. After graduating from Wellington C. Mepham High School, she attended Florida State University. In 1954, a thread of adventure wove its way into her life. She relocated to Los Angeles, California and joined with her beloved husband, Ken. They were married for 58 years until his death in July, 2012. Ruthe’s life overflowed with purpose and fulfillment. She knew the value of each unique experience. From travel and adventure, to volunteerism, to the pursuit of beauty through visual and performing arts, to the deep appreciation of family and friends, she embraced life with gratitude, grace, and a beautiful smile. Indeed, Ruthe was much more than her associations, affiliations, or accomplishments. She breathed life into the moment and truly shared herself with the people she met. Ruthe was a member and patron of many communities including Los Angeles’ Leo Baeck Temple and the Concern Foundation for Cancer Research. Before she moved to New Mexico in 1999, Ruthe fed her passion for music through singing with the Los Angeles Master Chorale. As she did in L.A., Ruthe made many cultural contributions while in Santa Fe. She immediately fell in love with the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and was a regular at The Lensic and simulcast performances of the Metropolitan Opera. One of her favorite projects in recent years was "Fanfare" the Santa Fe Symphony’s effort to provide musical instruments, live performances, and music education experiences for public school children in the area. With her unique ability to grow and adapt throughout life, Ruthe was able to cherish both the present and the past. In the 80s and 90s she was an avid bicyclist, traveling all over the world by bicycle with her husband, Ken. While she enjoyed the "ride", Ruthe looked forward to meeting up with her friends and the personal connections she made along the way. Late in the 90s Ruthe took a shine to painting. Her interest bloomed into extraordinary talent, always experimenting with new mediums to express her love of still life and the Southwest. Right to the very end, Ruthe was a lifelong learner. She insisted on being taught how to use the technology that so eluded many of her generation. Her genuine desire to know how to surf the internet and operate remote controls, cell phones, and iPads was a testament to her love of learning. Simply put, she wanted to click the mouse for herself. Ruthe was an amazing wife, mother and friend who always maintained a welcoming and beautiful home. Her dinner and holiday parties were legendary and she often opened up her Santa Fe home to the Symphony and other community organizations. From early in her life, Ruthe developed a mother’s compassion and sought to give everyone around her the benefit of the doubt. Because of this, she was universally loved. There is not a single person in this world who met Ruthe who did not love and appreciate her. Ruthe Coleman was a rare and beautiful desert flower; strong against the elements, soothing to the senses, and lasting in the memory. She will be missed by all. In lieu of flowers, in-memoriam donations can be made to: The Santa Fe Symphony and Chorus, Post Office Box 9692, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-9692, (800) 480-1319,

Gertrude Armendariz, March 21, 1935 - December 12, 2013 Ruth E. Coleman, October 9, 1934 - December 16, 2013 Mark A. Martinez, November 20, 1963 - December 17, 2013 Margarito G. Maes, January 3, 1925 - December 18, 2013

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MARGARITO G. MAES (SERGEANT MAES) Of Santa Fe, went to be with our Lord and his beloved wife on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. Margarito retired from the City of Santa Fe police department after 30 years of dedicated service. He is preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Flora; his parents Elosia and Epimenio and his son, Patrick. Margarito is survived by his loving children: Dolores Gurule of Odessa, TX, Grace Quinones (David) of Albuquerque, NM, Margarita Samuel (Earl) of Tesuque Pueblo, NM, Ray Martinez of San Mateo, CA, Gilbert Maes (Kim) of Santa Fe; brother Jose Maes of Espanola; sister Rosie Chavez of Colorado Springs, CO; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and dear friends Juan and Juanita Garcia. He was a member of St. Anne’s Church. Pallbearers are Anthony Samuel, Jerome Samuel, Juan Martinez, A.J. Salazar, David Quinones, Jr. and Ruben Quinones. Honorary pallbearers are Tom Jara and Dominick Woods. Visitation will be Sunday, December 22, 2013 from 5:00-6:00 pm at Berardinelli Family Funeral Service with a Rosary to follow at 6:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be Monday, December 23, 2013 at 11:00 am at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Rosario Cemetery.

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JOHN F.K. ARMIJO Age 52, beloved Father, Grandfather, and Brother passed away peacefully into everlasting life with Our Lord, on December 18, 2013 while surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Clayton, NM on May 26, 1961. John was a proud Father and full of life. He enjoyed telling stories and being a "Coach". He is preceded in death by his parents, Antonio and Isadora Armijo; and niece Sharon Boone. John is survived by his loving children: April Armijo, Michael and wife Adrianna Armijo, Patricia and husband John Casados, Joey and wife Amy Salazar, Shana and husband Daniel Roybal; seven grandchildren; and long-time companion, Monica. Also surviving are his siblings: Nikki Boone, Michael (Martha), Bobby (Anita), Gerard (Diana), Richard (Irene) Gonzales and Phillip Armijo; the mother of his children, Stella Salazar; and other numerous relatives and friends. John will be greatly missed by his family and by those whose hearts he touched. A Rosary will be held on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 8 a.m., following by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Johns Catholic Church, 1301 Osage Ave, Santa Fe, NM. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers are Dale Tsosie, Steve Duran, John Schoeppner, Gary Kavanaugh, Nolan Arquero and Joe Madrid. Interment will take place at Rosario Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Rivera Family Funeral Home, 417 E. Rodeo Road, Santa Fe, NM (505)989-7032.

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Died on December 15, 2013 at the age of 68, after a very long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on November 2, 1945 in Washington DC. Ann lived a wonderful life. She is survived by her beloved husband Bud of 26 1/2 years, by her sister Ellen, daughter Jennifer, and step children Jeff, Lisa and Amy. She is also survived by her grandchildren Scarlet, Granger, Brianna, Logan, Tyler and Sophie and by her devoted pets, Licorice her dog and her two cats Princess and Thug. Ann taught school in Nederland for over 30 years and retired as the school librarian. She lived most of her life in the mountain home she helped build in Nederland Colorado. Ann and Bud relocated to Santa Fe New Mexico 2 years ago where they started a new life in the southwest desert together. She loved to read and write, and enjoyed yoga, lots of exercise and gardening. She lived life with a full and joyful heart. Ann had many wonderful friends. She touched the hearts of so many people in her 68 years. She will be dearly missed. A memorial service will be held in her honor at a time yet to be announced.

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MARIA SOCORRO LOPEZ GARCIA DECEMBER 28, 1925~ OCTOBER 11, 2013 Services for Socorro will be held at the Santuario De Guadalupe on Friday, December 27, 2013 with recitation of the Rosary at 10:00 a.m. followed by the Mass of Resurrection at 11:00 a.m. Reception after Committal Service at the Lodge at Santa Fe.

NILA JARAMILLO HAUGHT November 11, 2013 Memorial Service Saturday December 28th 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Rivera Family Funeral Home 417 East Rodeo Road Santa Fe When she shall die, Take her and cut her out in little stars, And she will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun. -Shakespeare

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Idaho wolf-shooting derby draws protest Animal rights advocates call contest a ‘slaughter’ By John Miller The Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho outfitter is organizing a post-Christmas contest in which two-person teams of hunters will be awarded $2,000 in cash prizes and trophies for shooting wolves and coyotes, angering animal advocates who brand it as a “wolf slaughter.” Shane McAfee, who guides clients on hunts around Salmon, Idaho, downplays the bloodlust angle of this hunting derby, which encourages kids to participate. He expects relatively few predators to be shot during the event Dec. 28-29. McAfee contends he’s mostly aiming to boost local business — 300 hunters might participate, he said — and raise

awareness about a parasite he believes could be transmitted from wolf feces to domestic dogs and possibly humans. By contrast, the Humane Society of the United States labels the derby as inhumane. Lisa Kauffman, its Idaho director, said the tapeworm angle is a red-herring, too, as foes “use every excuse they can come up with” as they seek to reduce predator numbers and turn public opinion against wolves reintroduced to the state in 1995. “This is a wolf massacre,” wrote Wayne Pacelle, the Washington, D.C.based animal-rights group’s president, in a letter to members Thursday. “Rewarding shooters (including young children) with prizes takes us back to an earlier era of wanton killing that so many of us thought was an ugly, ignorant and closed chapter in our history.” McAfee counters that Pacelle’s group is blowing his event out of proportion to appeal to deep-pocketed

Phoenix claims it’s the first city to end veteran homelessness January suggests there are still somewhere around 57,849 homeless veterans Phoenix says it has eradicated nationwide. Just under 8 perchronic veteran homelessness. cent were women. Three years ago, a state coaliThe Department of Houstion aimed at ending chronic ing and Urban Development homelessness among veterans and the VA have awarded identified 222 living in Phoenix. millions of dollars in grants As of early November, to local groups helping to 56 remained, but a $100,000 further the cause. In July, for allocation of funds enabled the example, the VA announced city to house them all as of mid- that it had awarded nearly week, winning what the mayor’s $300 million to more than office described Wednesday 300 community agencies to as a friendly competition with help homeless or at-risk vetUtah’s Salt Lake City to become erans and their families. the first U.S. city to do so. Phoenix used more than “Phoenix can take its place $6.5 million in federal grants as role model city for gratitude to fight homelessness this and care towards veterans,” year, the city said in its stateMayor Greg Stanton said in a ment. And the City Council release. provided an additional $1.8 Phoenix’s push was part of million in general funds to a broader national campaign. help combat homelessness. President Barack Obama has Nearly half of all homeless pushed to end chronic homeveterans live in three populessness among veterans by lous states — California, Flor2015, a goal that officials say ida and New York, according they are on their way to achiev- to the January report. ing. More than a fifth of the “We are on the right track in homeless populations in Kanthe fight to end homelessness sas and Montana are veterans, among Veterans,” Secretary of while veterans make up the Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki smallest share of the homesaid in a late-November stateless population — 7 percent ment. — in Minnesota and New Since 2010, veteran homeless- Jersey. ness has declined by 24 percent Florida, Kentucky, Oregon, nationally, according to the Illinois and Arizona saw the Department of Veterans Affairs. largest increases in homeless But a single-night count from veterans from 2012 to 2013. By Niraj Chokshi

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Biologists reduce barred owl numbers to help spotted owls By Jeff Barnard The Associated Press

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — An experiment to see if killing invasive barred owls will help the threatened northern spotted owl reverse its decline toward extinction is underway in the forests of Northern California. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday that specially trained biologists have shot 26 barred owls in a study area on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation northeast of Arcata, Calif. They plan to remove as many as 118 barred owls from the area, keeping the 55 known barred owl nesting sites open over the next five years to see if spotted owls increase, said Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Robin Bown. Contractors go to an area that barred owls are known to be in, play a digital caller to attract them, and shoot the birds with a shotgun. The service is spending $3.5 million over six years to remove 3,600 barred owls from sites in Oregon, Washington and California. Barred owls migrated from the East in the 1950s and have become the single biggest threat to spotted owl survival. Major cutbacks in logging in old growth forest that spotted owls prefer as habitat have not turned around their population decline. Scientists want to see if removing competition from the more aggressive barred owl will make a difference. Barred owl removal at research sites in Oregon and Washington state is set to begin next fall.

Specially trained biologists are killing barred owls in Northern California to see if spotted owl numbers rise. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO

By then, the group Friends of Animals hopes to persuade a federal judge to issue a court order stopping the experiment. A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Sacramento, Calif., argues the permits for killing barred owls issued under the Migratory Bird Act are invalid. The research does not benefit the barred owl, said the group’s attorney Michael Harris. It is not unusual to kill one species to help a threatened or endangered one. Cormorants and sea lions are regularly killed to help salmon. Bown said blood and genetic samples are taken from each barred owl that is killed, and the frozen carcasses are sent to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, where they are available for further research. Among other things, scientists are checking the barred owls for toxins from prey contaminated with rat poison put out by illegal marijuana growers to protect their crops.

donors. “We might harvest two or three wolves in the derby. It’s mainly for coyote control,” McAfee said. He also hopes the derby succeeds in publicizing Echinococcus granulosis, a tapeworm whose hosts include elk, wolves and domesticated dogs. He worries dogs infected by sniffing or eating wolf feces could transmit the tapeworm to humans, where they could cause cysts. “The people of our town are tired of the threat of the disease,” McAfee contends. In fact, human infections are rarely reported in Idaho. A firm link between humans and wolves isn’t established. A 2011 report produced by Mark Drew, a wildlife veterinarian with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, found just a few documented human cases that may have originated in Idaho. All were reported before wolves were reintroduced 18 years ago.

In 2011, state epidemiologist Dr. Christine Hahn issued a call to Idaho’s medical community for possible cases as concerns surfaced about the parasite being transmitted to humans. In an interview Thursday, however, Hahn said that effort uncovered no evidence of such cases. People concerned about the parasite should take appropriate precautions, she said: Treat their dogs and cats for tapeworm, practice good hygiene, avoid harvesting sick animals and wear rubber gloves when field dressing wild game, among other things. “Echinococcus granulosis is one of many naturally occurring parasites that occur in wildlife,” she said. “Precautions for Echinococcus are really no different than for a host of other diseases that occur naturally in the environment and can infect humans.” Wolves are game animals in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming after federal

Endangered Species Act protections were lifted starting in 2011. There are annual hunting and trapping seasons. Idaho has about 680 wolves, according to 2012 estimates. The Department of Fish and Game isn’t promoting McAfee’s predator derby. But its wildlife managers also won’t intervene to stop it, provided participants follow state regulations and secure the requisite tags to hunt wolves. “That’s the key,” said spokesman Mike Keckler. Contests where hunters target predators aren’t unusual in the West. In northeastern Washington last year, derby hunters shot nearly 300 coyotes over a two-month span in three counties. Similarly, an Idaho group held a “Predator Derby” coyote shoot in 2007. But Keckler can’t recall the West’s last wolf derby. “I’ve not heard of one — outside of this one,” he said.

Rise in oil trains pose risk for towns Emergency responders prepare for major derailment, spill or explosion By Josh Funk and Matthew Brown The Associated Press

WOLF POINT, Mont. — It’s tough to miss the trains hauling crude oil out of the Northern Plains. They are growing more frequent by the day, mile-long processions of black tank cars that rumble through wheat fields and towns, along rivers and national parks. As commons they have become across the U.S. and Canada, officials in dozens of towns and cities where the oil trains travel say they are concerned with the possibility of a major derailment, spill or explosion, while their level of preparation varies widely. Stoking those fears was the July crash of a crude train from the Bakken oil patch in Lac Megantic, Quebec — not far from the Maine border — that killed 47 people. A Nov. 8 train derailment in rural Alabama where several oil cars exploded reinforced them. “It’s a grave concern,” said Dan Sietsema, the emergency coordinator in northeastern Montana’s Roosevelt County, where oil trains now pass regularly through the county seat of Wolf Point. “It has the ability to wipe out a town like Wolf Point.” The number of carloads hauled by U.S. railroads has surged in recent years, from 10,840 in 2009 to a projected 400,000 this year. Despite the increase, the rate of accidents has stayed relatively steady. An Associated Press review of federal hazardous material accident records show most of those incidents involved small quantities of oil. Railroads say 99.997 percent of hazardous materials shipments reach destinations safely. Representatives said they work hard to prevent accidents and make sure emergency responders are prepared, by training about 20,000 firefighters and others annually. “It’s not something to be afraid of,” said Union Pacific CEO Jack Koraleski. He said there isn’t a safer option than rail. Federal officials who oversee railroads said they’ve responded to the boom in oil trains by beefing up rail car inspections in oil-producing states such as North Dakota. Tougher safety standards are being considered for the tank cars that carry oil. But the accident records kept by the U.S. Department of Transportation point to the daunting size of that task. Oil trains are now active in virtually every corner of the country, and since 2008, crude releases from rail cars have been reported in 29 states.

Two men accused in National Guard fraud case ALBUQUERQUE — A sergeant with the New Mexico Army National Guard and his father-in-law are being accused of fraudulently obtaining recruiting bonuses. The Albuquerque Journal reported that Sgt. 1st Class Travis Nau of Albuquerque is facing one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, three counts of wire fraud and three counts of aggravated identity theft. His father-in-law, retired Col. Isaac Alvarado of Albuquerque, is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, four counts of wire fraud and four counts of aggravated identity theft. The indictment was filed this week in federal court. According to the indictment, Nau allegedly supplied Alvarado with the names and Social Security numbers of potential recruits, which enabled Alvarado to claim that he recruited the applicants and collect about $12,000 in bonuses. The Associated Press

Mile-long trains carrying crude oil, like this one in November west of Wolf Point, Mont., have become a common sight in the U.S. Many officials fear they are not adequately prepared to handle a large-scale emergency involving the trains. MATTHEW BROWN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The potential for a major accident looms ominously for emergency officials. Urban areas and towns near railroad facilities are better prepared, while rural officials know they may be on their own in the first crucial hours after an accident. New Castle County, Del., has extensive resources and well-trained firefighters because it is home to an oil refinery and a complex of chemical manufacturing plants. County emergency management coordinator Dave Carpenter said the industry has worked closely with officials to improve emergency response since an incident in 1984, so he’s not especially concerned about the crude oil shipments. “We’re probably one of the more-prepared places in the nation,” Carpenter said. But even in another relatively wellequipped area, like Little Rock, Ark., Pulaski County emergency manager Andy Traffanstedt said he worries that a fiery accident like the one in Quebec could overwhelm firefighters. “Sometimes things are so catastrophic that you can’t ever get ahead of it,” he said, even though his county has three hazardous materials teams and a Union Pacific rail yard with more resources nearby. Trains headed west out of the Bakken oil patch in North Dakota snake their way along the Missouri River and slice through towns large and small before crawling over the Continental Divide at Glacier National Park to reach coastal refineries. Like spokes on a wheel, others head south to the Gulf, east to New York and Pennsylvania, north into Canada.

One of the first places trains heading west pass through is Wolf Point, an agricultural town of about 2,600 people on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. On a line historically dominated by grain and freight shipments, crude trains are now a daily sight. Horns announce their approach as locomotives pulling 3 million gallons of crude per shipment pass just a block from the town’s business district and only yards from the public high school. Emergency officials in Montana and beyond generally praised the railroad industry’s responsiveness to derailments. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, the dominant railroad in the Bakken, maintains its own hazardous materials emergency crews, totaling more than 220 personnel at 66 sites scattered across the country. The other major railroads take similar precautions and offer specialized training to local firefighters. Yet corporate responsibility can only do so much, said Sietsema, who noted that the last significant derailment in his county came when a freight train hit a truck at a road crossing. “Burlington Northern is pretty much Johnny on the spot,” he said. “But BN can only control so much.” Like most rural communities, Wolf Point has an all-volunteer fire department. The nearest hazardous materials teams are stationed on the other side of the state, six to eight hours away. There’s no containment boom on hand if oil entered one of the Missouri River tributaries crossed by the rail line.


THE NEW MEXICAN Sunday, December 22, 2013

In brief Fund created to aid crash victims Friends of three men injured in a suspected DWI crash Wednesday night on Interstate 25 near the St. Francis exit have set up a Wells Fargo bank account to aid the victims. Although the three victims have been released from the hospital, according a statement, Les Martinez, Dominic Garcia and Dino Martinez remain unable to work due to their injuries. Earlier reports of the crash incorrectly indicated that a man and a woman had been injured in the crash, along with Joe Salazar of Santa Fe, who police say was traveling in the wrong direction. Salazar faces DWI charges in the crash. “All three men are selfemployed, and need your donations,” Brenda Ortiz and her sister, Sandra Valencia, said in a statement about the victims’ account. They said autobody shop owner Les Martinez suffered bruised ribs and is unable to use his hand, Garcia suffered broken ribs and a concussion, and Dino Martinez suffered whip lash and a concussion. “If they cannot work, there is no income for any of these victims,” the statement said, adding that the men and their families “have been deeply impacted and devastated by this atrocity.” The Wells Fargo account, No. 6316796728, is under the name “Victims of the Head-on Collision on I-25.”

Petition seeks plan review A coalition of teachers unions and state legislators have asked the state Court of Appeals to reconsider a petition stating that the Public Education Department’s new teacher-evaluation plan is invalid because it violates some state laws, according to The Albuquerque Journal. Last month, District Judge Shannon Bacon dismissed the petition, arguing that the education department is within its rights to implement administrative rules including the teacherevaluation system. Teacher union advocates counter that the department does not have the right to make a rule that conflicts with existing laws. The new evaluation plan, which bases 50 percent of a teacher’s evaluation on three years of student test-score data, is unpopular with many of the state’s teachers.

in Albuquerque. The first band of snow and rain moved across Central New Mexico overnight Friday and early Saturday, stretching from Albuquerque south to Alamogordo and Ruidoso. The second storm is a “trailing piece of energy,” according to meteorologist Kerry Jones with the National Weather Service. He said it is unlikely that the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area will see any fresh snow come Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, though temperatures will remain in the 30s and low 40s through Wednesday. Some northern portions of the state could see a touch of snow by mid-week, he said. In Eastern New Mexico, snow fell along the Interstate 40 corridor near the state line. State transportation officials say difficult driving conditions were being reported Saturday along the highway from Tucumcari to Glenrio.

State gets grant for school meals ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico is among several states that will share $11 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for improving the quality of school meals. The funding will help schools purchase needed equipment to make preparing and serving healthier meals easier and more efficient. In addition to New Mexico, 13 states as well as the District of Columbia and Guam were selected to receive grants based on free- and reduced-price participation in the National School Lunch Program. Federal officials say the states will competitively award the funds to school districts to purchase equipment. Priority will be given to districts serving a high percentage of lowincome children. Along with other food programs, the agency says the aim is to combat child hunger and obesity and improve the health and nutrition for students.

5 held in death of Navajo woman

FARMINGTON — Five people are facing federal charges in connection with the murder of a woman who was stabbed repeatedly and left to die on the Navajo Nation in northwestern New Mexico. Court records show Patrick Benally and Justin Benally, along with Lasheena Jacquez, Mariah Benally and Scott Thompson, are charged in the kidnapping and murder of a woman identified by federal authorities as Jane Doe 1. They were all arrested last week. A criminal complaint alleges that rage and paranoia fueled by methamphetamine appears to be behind the October slaying. Santa Feans may expect an The FBI recovered the vicinch or so of snow between tim’s body earlier this month Saturday night and late mornafter a source came forward ing Sunday as a small storm with information about the system works its way east. killing. Other areas of the state, includThe victim had been ing Las Vegas, Pecos, and reported missing by her Clines Corners, may get as mother in November. much as 3 inches, according to Staff and wire reports the National Weather Service

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Stability: Open houses offered for parents work will pay off in increased test scores, proficiency and graduation rates. The New Mexico Communities in The parental-involvement component Schools affiliate opened in 2012. Headquarmay be a tough nut to crack, several site tered in Sana Fe and run by Julia Bergen, coordinators said. it has an annual budget of $500,000. The “A lot of the kids we are working with, program is funded by grants and private their parents work one, two, three jobs, so donations. it’s pretty hard to get their parents to come Its origins here trace back to the efforts of in,” said Hilda Perez-Vargas, the site coordiSanta Fe residents Bill and Georgia Carson, nator at César Chávez. who worked with community supporters Crumpler holds discussion events and over the years to start the Salazar Partneropen houses for parents. She estimates she ship, later known as Santa Fe For Students. maintains close contact with two to three That program served the Salazar and Agua parents every day and another 20 or so at Fría schools. least once a week. But it could be better, she At Salazar, Crumpler coordinates stusaid. dent-support services and addresses needs Agua Fría Elementary School facilitator beyond academic life, such as building Shawna Jones — who worked in a Commuparental involvement, referring students nities in Schools site in Texas before movand parents to free medical care and workElizabeth Crumpler, with Communities in ing to Santa Fe — said that for her school of ing with local organizations to supply food New Mexico, talks with Isaac Del- 600 students, she would like to believe that and warm coats during the winter months. Schools number equates to 1,200 interested parents. gado, 6, a first-grader at Salazar ElemenKarina Menter, a fifth-grade dual-lantary School, during recess on Wednesday. That’s not the case. guage instructor at Salazar, said she has LUIS SÁNCHEZ SATURNO/THE NEW MEXICAN “Every event we hold draws about 20 parseen how difficult it is to teach high-risk ents. If it’s 25 parents, I’m jumping for joy,” students who are experiencing poverty, she said. She echoed Perez-Vargas’ thoughts According to Bergen, the coordinators homelessness and hunger. that many of these parents are holding work to “mitigate the effects of poverty “A student who is hungry barely pays down several jobs to pay the bills. But, she and have our kids show up rested, healthy attention,” she said. “And at that age, they added, “Some have bad attitudes about and ready to learn. If we can’t help soften compare who has something — a coat — schools or didn’t value school themselves.” the edges for these kids, they don’t stand and who doesn’t. That’s a sad situation She said she can see the difference in a a chance. We ask so much of these kids: for them. Being well-fed and warm makes child’s growth based on parental involveStudy hard, pass the tests, get ready to grad- ment in attendance, grades and self-esteem. them healthier and more prone to pay uate. How can we expect this of them when attention in the classrooms.” To learn more about Communities they are not having their basic needs met?” in Schools, call 954-1880 or visit www. In Santa Fe, Communities in Schools The organization’s leaders are collecting partners with the school district, which data on truancy, attendance, academic and vides office space for the site coordinators behavioral progress, and the level of paren- Contact Robert Nott at 986-3021 and contributed $150,000 from a Daniels Fund grant toward the program. tal involvement at each school to see if their or

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Light: Event offers time to celebrate winter Continued from Page C-1 which attracted those who were feeling cold. Santa Fean Mary Lynn Collins attended the celebration with her 9-year old son Tecumseh, who dug in the snow-covered sandbox and climbed a tree. She said they have come to the winter solstice event for about five years. “Most people don’t like this time of year — ‘I have to drive home from work in the dark’ — but it’s a good time of year to go inside and enjoy the quiet,” Collins said. She said she sees

winter solstice as a celebration of a return of the sun’s light. Santa Fean Steve Boyles, who was playing in the drumming circle, said that according to ancient folklore, pagan worshippers would drum all night long to scare the sun away. After it went down, they would burn Yule logs in the dark until the new sun rose in the morning. Museum Director Shannon Roberts, who moved to New Mexico from Texas, said the day means “we’re ready to celebrate winter. And it’s awesome because it’s snowing. The No. 1

gift that children tell me that they want for Christmas is snow.” They likely won’t get it this year. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque said Northern New Mexico probably won’t get hit with anymore snow for a while after this weekend’s light storm. The museum hosts an annual winter and summer solstice (June 21) as fundraising events. Tickets for Saturday’s shindig cost $5, and DeFeo said the income is an added financial boost at the end of the year. She noted that just a little over

a year ago, the museum managed to pay off its debts after a roughly seven-week public campaign to raise $200,000. The museum’s annual budget is about $650,000, she said. Though the museum will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, it is otherwise open through the holiday season. On Dec. 28, it will open a big, interactive model-train exhibit, in which children will build the scenery for the village. Contact Robert Nott at 986-3021 or

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ST. JOHN'S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Festival of Lessons and Carols - Sunday December 22 at 3 pm. Celebrate the season by joining us for an afternoon of traditional lessons and carols. Music from St. John's Chancel Choir, Grace Notes, Jubilate, JuBELLAtion plus a Drama Ministry presentation. Christmas Eve Worship Services - Tuesday, December 24. Carols, Candlelight, and Communion at 5 pm; Refreshments at 6pm; Carols, Choir, Candlelight and Communion at 7 pm; Casual Candlelight Communion at 9pm. St. John's welcomes all for worship and celebration. 1200 Old Pecos Trail (corner of Cordova and Old Pecos Trail) and 505-982-5397.

more renewable energy into its portfolio, Nanasi said. It likely will be months before the Public Regulation Commission schedules any hearings to consider PNM’s proposal. Initially, the EPA ordered the utility to equip the plant with certain technology to cut pollutants that cause haze and visibility issues in national parks and wilderness areas in the region. The order sparked a round of appeals and lawsuits by the state and PNM over concerns of higher electric bills for customers. PNM has said the compromise negotiated with the governor, if approved, would result in an increase in customers’ bills of about $67 a year starting in 2017.

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Adopt a Pet Make your Holiday’s happy by adding a furry friend to your family. Donate and the adoption fee is waived. The Santa Fe Animal Shelter 100 Caja Del Rio Rd 505-983-4309

2014 GMC Terrain, $26,999*. You’ll have no problem getting the family to Grandma’s house in this smart SUV. End of year savings will have you unwrapping this gift early. W d Parking Wooden P ki Garage, G $80. $ Perfect for the “hands-on” kind of kid. Made with all natural paints and renewable woods.

Baby Wooden rattles, $10-$20. They will shake, rattle and roll with one of these handmade rattles from around the world. Mixed Spirits Crate, $55 200 ML hand-crafted spirits made in New Mexico. It is the perfect gift for the spirits aficionado. Santa Fe Spirits 308 Read St, 505-467-8892

Custom Jewelry, Priced by design. Make this a holiday she’ll never forget with jewelry from the David Griego Collection.

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Youth Fencing Classes, $80 for 4 weeks. Forgo the video game for real life swordplay they are sure to love, all in a challenging and safe learning environment.

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Motor Assisted 7 & 8 speed Bicyc Bicycles, $999-$2,995. This motorized bike makes even running errands fun, perfect for getting around in a hurry this holiday season. Children’s Story Books, $10. When you purchase a children’s book during this sales event, a child in need gets one too! We love it!

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Zoom H4n, $269. This high definition digital recorder with onboard microphones, digital effects and multi-track capability is the perfect gift for the musician on your list. The Candyman Strings & Things hings 851 St. Michaels Dr 505-983-5906

Ponder, $30. Get them all together for family night with a game that the entire family can really enjoy. Moon Rabbit Toys Plaza Mercado 112 W. San Francisco St 505-982-9373

What kind of holiday gift are you looking for this year? United Church of Santa Fe offers gifts that are tangible expressions of love for this world. By purchasing one of the following gifts you will offer God’s gift of love while supporting United’s ongoing commitment to reach out to the wider community and all around the world. Gifts available for purchase include: • • • • • • • •

An overnight backpack for a child at Solace Crisis Center .............................$25 A gas card for a client at Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families ................$15 A disaster relief blanket through Church World Service ................................ $ 5 Support for a guest at St. Elizabeth Shelter .........................................................$50 A Scholarship for the Youth Service Trip..............................................................$25 A book for an elementary student in Santa Fe...................................................$10 A share to support the Creation Care Garden .................................................$10 The book Animal Companions,Animal People to support...................................$10 the Pastoral Counseling Center • Equal Exchange coffee and chocolate also available

Shop at the United Church Sunday, Dec. 15 (9:30 to 1:00) or Monday, Dec. 16 through Friday, Dec. 21 (9:00 to 5:00) Also online at through Monday, Dec. 23rd Contributions also accepted online United Church of Santa Fe 1804 Arroyo Chamiso

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Handmade Metalware, $40 and up. These aren’t your Grandmother’s silver serving dishes. Pieces from The Beatriz Ball collection go from refrigerator to oven, to table with ease. No polishing required. Asian Adobe 310 Johnson St 505-992-6846

3qt. Sauté Pan, $99. The proof is in the pudding, and we guarantee every foodie on your list will feel loved when they unwrap this All Clad sauté pan. Las Cosas Kitchen Shoppe DeVargas Center 505-988-3394

Necklaces by Dogeared, $49 and up For your niece, your girlfriend, or your Mom. These necklaces come on a message card, and with so many to choose from you are sure to find the perfect message for any of the girls in your life. Cupcake Clothing 322 Montezuma Ave 505-988-4744


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Flarble, Classic Marble Sets, Wooden Throwing Tops, $5-11 Don’t forget their stockings, their friends or the kid down the street. These classic toys are perfect for both girl and boys, and make Christmas morning fun! PLAY 505 Cerrillos Rd 505-820-3338

Adopt any animal from the Santa Fe Animal Shelter – dog, cat, snake or rabbit – by Dec. 23 and have Santa Claus and his elf deliver your new friend on Christmas Eve. Call 983-4309, ext 610 for more details.

Annie the Musical, Advance: $15, Door: $20, Students: $10. Stuff their stockings, or treat them early with tickets to an all-time classic. Shows December 20-22 & 27-29. Musical Theatre Works Greer Garson SFUAD 505-946-0488 Showtimes and sales at:

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Security guard Moses Hilborn’s station at the center of City Hall means he’s the first person most people see when they walk in the building, said Santa Fe Mayor David Coss. ‘I jokingly call him ‘the Ambassador of City Hall,’ Coss said. COURTESY PHOTOS


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‘There’s no place like Santa Fe,’ says Hilborn, who is always an optimist. He views setbacks as a part of his life’s journey.

Security guard recalls his past as a minister, his penniless start in Santa Fe and the journey that carried him to his post as City Hall’s ‘ambassador’ By John Knoll For The New Mexican


oses Hilborn rode into Santa Fe on his bicycle in September 1999. He had just been ripped off by thieves who had taken everything he owned except his bike. A few weeks earlier, Hilborn had set out from Newport Beach, Calif. His bike was packed with a tent and clothes — everything he thought he would need for a cross-country trip. “I had always wanted to bike across the USA,” he said. “I guess it was one of the items on my bucket list. But my journey was cut short when thieves ripped me off.” Hilborn, always an optimist, said the setback was just part of his journey. He spent his first night in Santa Fe sleeping under a bush. He was homeless and broke, he said, but it was all part of his “great adventure.” A former minister in the Mount Zion Christian Church in Salisbury, N.C., and an associate chaplain at Miles College in Birmingham, Ala., Hilborn is now a familiar face at City Hall, where he works as a security guard for contractor CSI Security. Hilborn said he resigned from his ministry after church elders voted to buy the bishop a new Cadillac. Many churches in the area didn’t even have basic facilities, like running water, he said, so “I just couldn’t justify this expenditure.” Resigning wasn’t easy, he said, because he had grown up going to church with his grandmother, Geneva Bryson McLean, and it seemed to him that being a minister was what God had intended for him to do. “I asked for a sabbatical and never returned,” he said. “When I resigned, I found a new church. My new church was anywhere and everywhere under the big blue sky.” That’s where he found himself when he woke up on his first day in Santa Fe — under a clear, turquoise sky. He headed to The Salvation Army, where he spied a piano and started to play.

Hilborn, shown during a trip to Moab, Utah, rode into Santa Fe on his bicycle in September 1999, and he’s been enjoying the ride in the City Different ever since.

Hilborn was also a musician. He said he started playing in the band when he was in junior high. And before he enrolled at a seminary, he attended Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C., where he studied for two years on a music scholarship. His musical talent ranges from composing to playing a variety of instruments, including piano and bass guitar. “It was amazing,” he said of his first visit to The Salvation Army. “One of the supervisors came over to me. We started talking, and the next thing I knew, he offered me a job in their thrift store. They offered to let me stay in a little horse trailer they had parked out back. Within a few weeks, I moved into a hostel with my own room for $100 a week.” The job with The Salvation Army gave Hilborn a new perspective on homelessness. “I found that the picture I had in my mind was all wrong,” he said. “I met people who just wanted to live free. Of course, there’s an element of people with mental illnesses, and they might be the majority, but I met lots of

El mitote El Mitotero has learned that everyone’s favorite game of answers and questions just swung through New Mexico to film some video segments with Jeopardy!’s Clue Crew for an upcoming episode. The Clue Crew filmed several segments at El Rancho de las Golondrinas in Santa Fe for a category called “In Old New Mexico.” The episode will air Jan. 3. uuu George R.R. Martin and HBO are teaming up to bring marathon viewings of the Martinadapted series to the silver screen starting in January. Martin’s theater, Jean Cocteau Cinema, plans to host free screenings of the first three seasons of Game of Thrones over a 12-week period

people who chose to be free and homeless.” Within just a couple of years, with the help of a caseworker at St. Elizabeth Shelter, Hilborn had his own apartment and a van. After working for a local moving company, he started his own moving business. “I rented trucks from Budget and called my business Hilborn Relocation Services,” he said. “It was a good business, but after a while, my back started to give out.” The next thing he knew, he had a job as a security officer, working the night shift for Securitas at La Quinta Inn. Amazed by his good fortune in Santa Fe, he said, he looks in the mirror every day and asks, “How did I get here? I have no clue. “There’s no place like Santa Fe,” Hilborn said. “The only thing missing is the ocean. If it had an ocean, it would be perfect. But if it had an ocean, there would be too many people. So, I guess it is perfect.” Nine months ago, Hilborn, 66, went to work for CSI Security and was assigned to City Hall. He said he loves his work because he feels it’s an extension of the ministry. “I try to make people feel good,” he said. “When people ask me, ‘How are you doing?’ I say, ‘It’s another day in paradise.’ If I wake up and can open just one eye, it’s all good. It means I’m alive, and if I’m alive, all things are possible.” His job at City Hall has given Hilborn the time and resources to start composing and playing music again. He said his latest compositions are in the Afro-Caribbean Jazz genre, and he’s putting a group together to play on the city of Santa Fe’s government access television station. Mayor David Coss said Hilborn is a great addition to City Hall. “Moses’ station is located at the center of City Hall, and he’s the first person most people see when they walk in the building,” Coss said. “I jokingly call him ‘the Ambassador of City Hall.’ He’s always open to a friendly conversation. Not only that, he has also improved security. And he always laughs at my jokes, even if they aren’t very funny.”

film, Born Losers, was made in 1967 and the follow-up, simply titled Billy Jack, in which the titular character defends Native American schoolchildren, was shot right here in Santa Fe and around New Mexico. George R.R. Laughlin played the main characMartin ter of the series, an ex-Green Beret uuu with martial arts skills. Laughlin also wrote, distributed and produced Netflix has just struck a deal with Sony Pictures Television and the Breaking Bad the films in the four-film series. He directed all four films. There was a fifth installment spinoff Better Call Saul will begin streaming planned in 1981, but the project was never the series the day after the first season finale completed. concludes on AMC. Laughlin was 82 years old. This deal could completely change how Read the full story here: shows are viewed, not to mention throw a llfnh9a. wrench in the iTunes/Amazon TV models. It’s a move that Forbes is calling a game-changer. uuu Read more about it here: pfzmsnh. The American Film Institute unveiled its lists of the top 10 movies and TV shows of the uuu year. The AFI Awards usually go a long way to predicting the real Oscar contenders for the El Mitotero is sad to learn that Tom Laughyear. lin has died. Laughlin was the star of the Billy On the TV side of things, Breaking Bad Jack series of films from the 1970s. The first starting Jan. 6 and leading up to the premiere of the show’s fourth season in March. Mark your calendars and get there early. You can find a full schedule of the screenings here:

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e’ve just returned home from a destination wedding at the beach — with views of the water and sand between our toes. It’s not how I usually spend the days leading up to Christmas, but it was fun. Who needs a hot toddy when you can have a mojito? As I eased into the idea of a tropical Christmas, I was reminded of all the things left undone at home — no tree to trim, no stockings hung, let alone gifts to put in them. And as I kept adding to my “woe is me” list, I received news that family friends were going through a medical crisis. It put things in perspective for me. While I may be delayed in hanging stockings with care, for some people, it may not even cross their Bizia Greene minds as they care for loved ones. Etiquette Rules! Thanksgiving weekend sends those of us who celebrate Christmas into a monthlong myopic trajectory toward the holiday, filled with lists, parties and expectations. In the glare of tinsel and lights, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that this time of year is not always joyful for those experiencing sudden life changes and those who have unpleasant associations with the holiday.

For friends and family, it is important for us to step out of our routines to check in and offer support to loved ones. For some, the holidays are filled with memories of those lost — either by death or by the end of a relationship. The first Christmas after losing someone can be intense. Traditions and rituals are upside down, and comparisons to the past are highlighted. On the other side of the coin, it is important for someone experiencing grief this time of year to grieve and honor those emotions. Brushing the feelings aside can be harmful. At the same time, it is important to balance the need to share emotions with a respect for friends’ and family members’ abilities to absorb them. Those with a departed loved one can honor their memory through ceremonies or rituals. New traditions like making a contribution to charity, spending a day volunteering or visiting the grave may bring comfort. Plan activities to keep yourself or an emotional friend busy but not overwhelmed. For the person who is on every party invite list, he or she may benefit more from solitude than socializing. For the more introverted friend, a walk at the park or a one-on-one lunch date may be a comfortable way to ease him or her out of the house. The important thing is to recognize boundaries and what will promote a comforting experience sprinkled with some healthy distraction.

Grace trumps grudges For estranged families, the holidays may be difficult because the very nature of Christmas is to reconnect in a spirit of generosity. While there is no one-sizefits-all remedy, graciousness trumps grudges, especially when children are involved. Difficulty in one relationship is not an excuse to extinguish another. If your motives are good, send a card or gift. For the child who won’t receive a kind gesture from an estranged relative, make the age-appropriate explanation that they are still loved and important without making excuses for or demonizing the relative. It’s OK to be angry or sad despite the message to be jolly. Get beyond the myth of a blissful, perfect holiday and accept your emotions if you have an icy relationship with Christmas. You aren’t alone. Giving of yourself in the form of time, service and smiles can be uplifting to both giver and receiver. And if you need help beyond the abilities of friends and family, get the mental support you need to get through the holiday. For those feeling merry and bright, be aware that not everyone in your circle shares those sentiments and that your presence face-to-face or via “Facetime” is an invaluable gift. “A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.” — Garrison Keillor And together, may we all share peace and joy. Bizia Greene is an etiquette consultant and founder of the Etiquette School of Santa Fe. Send your comments and conundrums to or 988-2070.

added to its award tally, taking a spot on the list alongside the George R.R. Martin adaptation Game of Thrones. Other noteworthy inclusions are new shows like FX’s The Americans and Netflix’s original series Orange is the New Black and House of Cards. American Horror Story, which was on the list last year and may take place in Santa Fe next season, did not make 2013’s list. AFI’s movie choices include Gravity, American Hustle and Fruitvale Station, all of which were already getting a lot of Tom Laughlin Oscar buzz before the top 10 list was released. Check out the full lists here: Send your celebrity sightings to elmitote@ Follow the El Mitote blog at neighbors.



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Nepal Saturday, December 28 at 5 pm Of the 30,000 humanitarian organizations operating in Nepal, one tiny Nepalese NGO accomplishes what nay-sayers said could not be done. From Caring For The World Films comes Hearts In The Himalayas, a documentary about the extraordinary efforts of Himalayan HealthCare. The documentary profiles the work of the volunteer organization, which overcame a ten-year civil war to bring social change via medical care, education, and income generation opportunities to the mostly forgotten people who live in the remote foothills of the Ganesh-Himal mountain range. Travel presentations most Saturdays at 5pm. Google ‘Travel Bug Events’ for full schedule.

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The following water statistics of December 19 are the most recent supplied by the City Water Division (in millions of gallons). Total water produced from: Canyon Water Treatment Plant: 1.574 Buckman Water Treatment Plant: 2.340 City Wells: 1.377 Buckman Wells: 0.000 Total water produced by water system: 5.291 Amount delivered to Las Campanas: Golf course: 0.000, domestic: 0.089 Santa Fe Canyon reservoir storage: 63.9 percent of capacity; daily inflow 2.20 million gallons. A partial list of the City of Santa Fe’s Comprehensive Water Conservation Requirements currently in effect: • Irrigation water leaving the intended area is not permitted. Wasting water is not allowed. • Using water to clean hard surfaces with a hose or power washer is prohibited. • Hoses used in manual car washing MUST be equipped with a positive shut-off nozzle. • Swimming pools and spas must be covered when not in use. For a complete list of requirements call: 955-4225

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CHICAGO — A storm with a 2,000-mile footprint threatened to frustrate Christmas travelers from Texas to Nova Scotia with a little of everything Mother Nature has to offer, from freezing rain, ice and snow to flooding, thunderstorms and at least one tornado in the South. Some of the millions of people hitting the roads and airports Saturday squeaked through before any major weather hit, but as the afternoon wore on, cancellations and delays started to mount at major aviation hubs. Forecasters said roads that are passable one minute could become treacherous the next as a cold blast on the backend of the storm turns rain to ice and snow. Making it harder for forecasters to stay a step ahead, the system was a weird swirl of wintry and spring-like weather as it passed over areas in the Midwest. While ice was accumulating in Oklahoma and elsewhere, downing trees and power lines, Memphis, Tenn., was enjoying spring-like weather, with temperatures reaching into the 70s. Authorities said a suspected tornado injured three people and damaged three homes Saturday evening near Hughes, Ark., which is just 35 miles southwest of Memphis, Tenn. And David Cox, a National Weather Service meteorologist based in Jackson, Miss., said a second suspected tornado touched down near Dermott in far southeastern Arkansas, injuring two people and damaging about 20 homes. Powerful straight-line winds, too, were causing problems and were being blamed for pushing vehicles off of Interstate 40 near West Memphis, Ark., which backed up traffic in both directions for miles. “This is a particularly strong storm with very warm, near record-breaking temperatures in the East and very cold air in the Midwest, and that contrast is the sort of conditions that are favorable for not only winter weather but also tornadoes,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Ed Danaher in College Park, Md. The worst of the storm was only supposed to hit Chicago on Saturday night, giving those traveling from, to and through the Windy City a window at the start of the holiday rush. About 350 flights had been canceled, nationwide, as of 3 p.m. MST, according to aviation tracking website Most of the disruptions were affect-

ing flights in and out of major hubs like O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, where a steady rain was falling Saturday night. Dallas/Fort Worth International and Denver International airports were also affected Saturday. It’s bad timing for the estimated 94.5 million Americans planning to travel by road or air during this holiday season, which runs from Saturday through New Year’s Day, and those hitting the roads for some last-minute shopping. Darren Hall, 45, of Raymore, Mo., normally drives to St. Louis for the holiday, but decided not to risk it because of the freezing rain hitting the area and the promise of worse to come. Instead, he was waiting for a train at Kansas City’s Union Station. “You don’t have to deal with all the roads. It’s safer, less hassle,” Hall said. The storm had several bands of strikingly different weather. In the upper Midwest, forecasters were expecting 6 to 8 inches of snow north and west of Chicago and in Wisconsin. It was already bringing significant ice accumulations to Oklahoma, southern Missouri and northern Arkansas, splitting trees and snapping power lines. That was expected to change over to snow by Saturday night. Northern New England was bracing for an ice storm Saturday night and into Sunday that forecasters said could bring more than a half-inch of ice to parts of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, which would make roads treacherous and cause widespread power outages. “We’ve lined up hundreds of additional out-of-state line workers and tree trimmers in addition to all the GMP employees who will be working until all power is restored,” Vermont Green Mountain Power spokeswoman Dorothy Schnure said. The weather service issued a flash flood watch from Arkansas northeastward through parts of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, with up to 4 inches of rain projected. With falling temperatures, some of that could be freezing rain by Saturday night in the St. Louis area, weather service meteorologist Jon Carney said. In Indiana, the National Weather Service posted flood warnings along southern and central Indiana streams and predicted the highest flood crests along the East Fork of the White River since April 2011.

Travelers check in Saturday at the American Airlines at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. NAM Y. HUH/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Freshman Neal leads Lobos past Marquette

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Maybe now the critics will quiet down. The main target for frustrated fans all season, University of New Mexico men’s basketball freshman guard Cullen Neal scored a career high 24 points, includUNM 75 ing six 3-pointers, Marquette 68 to lead the Lobos past Marquette 75-68 at the MGM Grand Showcase benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer on Saturday night. Neal attempted eight 3-point shots and was 8 of 12 from the field. His six 3-pointers also were a career high. “He played the way I know he is capable of playing,” said Lobos head coach Craig Neal, Cullen’s father. “As a coach, I always knew he had that in him. A lot of it was he let the game come to him tonight. He played within himself.” Cameron Bairstow added 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for New Mexico (8-3), which snapped a two-game losing streak. Bairstow hit all eight of his free throw attempts. “That was a big win for us,” Craig Neal said. “The thing I was most impressed with about our team was our mental toughness. I thought our guys were terrific.” Kendall Williams added 14 points, while Deshawn Delaney had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Delaney also hit his first free throw of the season, converting a late-game attempt to keep Marquette’s last-minute rally at bay. He had missed his first eight attempts this year. Cullen Neal and Delaney were both in the starting lineup; Neal taking the place of injured junior Hugh

Rams beat 22-point deficit in comeback By Russell Contreras The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE — With less than 2 minutes to play and Colorado State down by eight points, Shaquil Barrett knew the Rams needed the ball back quickly to finish an improbable comeback against Washington State.

Once down by 22 points Wash. St. 45 in the New Mexico Bowl, the Rams got their chance when Cougars running back Jeremiah Laufasa came barreling toward Barrett. “I was kind of thinking in my mind, yeah, ‘That was our shot to get back in the game right there,’ ” said Barrett, who stripped the ball. “I really didn’t think I was going to get the opportunity.” Colo. St.


That fumble, at the Cougars 33, set up Kapri Bibbs’ 1-yard run score and Donnell Alexander’s two-point conversion run that tied it at 45 with 33 seconds left. Then, Washington State’s Teondray Caldwell fumbled a kickoff return at the 24, setting up Jared Roberts’ 41-yard field goal as time expired gave Colorado State a 48-45 victory Saturday. It was a quarterback shootout

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Colorado State running back Kapri Bibbs recovers his fumble for a touchdown during Saturday’s game. MATT YORK/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Not an easy ride Lady Horsemen beat Tularosa to take home first place in tourney By Edmundo Carrillo The New Mexican


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Rutgers coach Kyle Flood, center, stands with his players as they sing Rutgers’ alma mater after a 2012 game. Rutgers has gone a respectable 53-36 in football since 2007, when it dropped six sports. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO

Cutting programs a growing concern By Will Graves The Associated Press

The meeting was brief. A few minutes tops. Temple athletic director Kevin Clark didn’t mince words. Standing inside the football team’s indoor practice facility earlier this month, Clark scanned the crowd of dozens of student-athletes — none of them football players — and told them the financially strapped athletic department was cutting their sport at the end of the 2013-14 academic year. There weren’t a lot of details. No lengthy question and answer session. Sitting alongside his 16 teammates on the men’s gymnastics team, sophomore Evan Eigner sat in stunned silence. “When I heard the news,” Eigner said, “I kind of went numb a little bit.” Temple’s announcement that it’s going from 24 sports to 17 next fall, a move that will eventually save about $3-3.5 million a year, was just the latest in a growing line of colleges and universities that are reshaping over-

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JACONA he St. Michael’s Lady Horsemen basketball team looked like it easily handled Tularosa in the champioship game of the Ben Luján Tournament, but that may not have been the case. “It wasn’t easy,” St. Michael’s head coach Martin Romero said after his team dismantled the Lady Wildcats 54-43 to take home the tournament crown. “Twenty-three was a handful, and we knew we needed to take care of her and make it difficult for her to catch the ball.” No. 23, as Romero is referring to, is Tularosa junior guard Kyanne Kowatch, who led the Lady Wildcats with 18 points. Kowatch scored 17 points against Santa Fe Indian School in the quarterfinals Thursday and had 14 against Grants in Friday night’s semifinals, so Romero knew who he had to put the defensive pressure on. “We didn’t want to let her get her game going,” Romero said. “But a good player like that is going to get her points.” Not only did Kowatch get her points, she also scored a tournament-high against the Lady Horsemen. Regardless, St. Michael’s (8-3) still believes it was able to slow her down. “She got her points here and there, but overall I think we were able to stop her momentum,” St. Michael’s post Alex Groenewold said, who led the Lady Horsemen with 16 points. But Tularosa head coach Joe Estrada, who was an assistant coach for the Pojoaque Valley girls program under Lanse Carter for five years, doesn’t agree with that. “I don’t think they stopped her,” he said. “I haven’t seen anyone stop her yet.” Regardless of where both teams stand on Kowatch’s performance, the fact that the Lady Horsemen were in control of the game for three quarters is not debatable. After getting out to a 13-10 lead at the end of the first quarter, St. Michael’s went on a 17-7

St. Michael’s Alex Groenewold, left, goes up for a basket during the fourth quarter of their game against Tularosa during the Ben Luján Tournament championship Saturday. For more photos, go to JANE PHILLIPS/THE NEW MEXICAN

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Ariz. State to retire Navajo player’s number rally. Her parents were both good players, traveling around northern Arizona to Native American tourSHIPROCK — In the sacred naments. Her grandmother was a Navajo hoop dance, performers player, too, a feisty one from the bounce and hop as they whirl hoops old half-court days who would later around their arms and bodies, a wing M&Ms from the stands at offiritual honoring the circle of life. cials when she disagreed with calls For Ryneldi Becenti, a smaller against Ryneldi’s teams. hoop within that greater circle Weekdays were for work. helped guide her life. Weekends were for hoops. Whether it was a rusted rim And from a young age, Becenti tacked to a tree or iron attached to was good at putting a ball through glass under the bright lights of a the hoop. She had a passion for WNBA arena, watching a ball go it like few others, even for the through an 18-inch hoop held sway basketball-obsessed peoples of the over Becenti, bringing her closer to reservations. her deceased mother, making her That combination of skill and a role model for her people, taking will sent Becenti off the reservation her from the reservation around the to Scottsdale Community College, world and back again. then to Arizona State, where she “It is in my blood,” Becenti said. became the first Native American “I slept, ate and drank basketball. It player to start for a major college was all I had.” team. She dominated there, setting Becenti’s hoops quest came natuBy John Marshall

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numerous assist records and leading the Sun Devils to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in nine years while adding excitement to a long-dormant program. Becenti went on to play in the WNBA, another first for a Native American, and took her game overseas, playing in Sweden, Greece and, briefly, Turkey. When her father became sick in 2000, Becenti returned home to take care of him and stayed when he passed, passing along the skills — basketball and otherwise — she learned on the outside to the kids of the reservation as a coach in Window Rock, Ariz. For all that she accomplished, on and off the court, Becenti will add a prestigious honor to what’s become a long list: On Saturday, she will become the first woman’s player to have her number honored by Ari-

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Ryneldi Becenti played basketball whenever and wherever she could, from a rim tacked to a tree to the arenas of the WNBA and Europe. ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS



THE NEW MEXICAN Sunday, December 22, 2013

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NBA CALENDAR Jan. 6 — 10-day contracts can be signed. Jan. 10 — Contracts guaranteed for rest of season. Feb. 14-16 — All-Star weekend, New Orleans. Feb. 20 — Trade deadline, 1 p.m. April 16 — Last day of regular season. April 19 — Playoffs begin. May 20 — Draft lottery. June 5 — NBA Finals begin.

NBA BOXSCORES Saturday Bucks 116, 76ers 106 PHILADELPHIA (106) Turner 2-15 6-6 10, Young 11-19 4-4 30, Hawes 10-15 3-3 25, Carter-Williams 7-16 4-5 19, Thompson 1-5 0-0 3, Allen 2-4 0-0 4, Anderson 0-7 2-2 2, Wroten 3-7 1-2 8, Davies 1-3 0-0 2, Williams 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 38-93 20-22 106. MILWAUKEE (116) Middleton 11-15 4-4 27, Butler 8-21 4-6 22, Udoh 0-1 0-0 0, Knight 7-13 5-5 21, Antetokounmpo 3-7 6-6 12, Raduljica 5-7 4-4 14, Mayo 3-7 0-0 7, Wolters 3-6 0-0 6, Ridnour 3-5 0-0 7. Totals 43-82 23-25 116. Philadelphia 23 26 23 34—106 Milwaukee 29 30 26 31—116 3-Point Goals—Philadelphia 10-23 (Young 4-4, Hawes 2-3, Williams 1-2, Thompson 1-2, Wroten 1-3, CarterWilliams 1-3, Turner 0-3, Anderson 0-3), Milwaukee 7-25 (Knight 2-4, Butler 2-10, Ridnour 1-1, Mayo 1-4, Middleton 1-5, Wolters 0-1). Fouled Out—Turner. Rebounds—Philadelphia 52 (Hawes 11), Milwaukee 46 (Butler 11). Assists—Philadelphia 25 (CarterWilliams 12), Milwaukee 23 (Knight 6). Total Fouls—Philadelphia 22, Milwaukee 20. Technicals—Milwaukee defensive three second. A—14,541.

Bulls 100, Cavaliers 84 CLEVELAND (84) Gee 0-1 0-0 0, Thompson 5-12 0-0 10, Bynum 9-15 1-2 19, Irving 5-16 3-3 14, Miles 1-5 2-2 4, Jack 4-13 2-2 11, Varejao 3-6 0-0 6, Dellavedova 4-9 0-0 10, Clark 1-3 0-0 2, Karasev 1-3 0-0 2, Zeller 3-5 0-0 6, Sims 0-1 0-0 0, Felix 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 36-90 8-9 84. CHICAGO (100) Dunleavy 5-7 1-3 11, Boozer 8-14 3-5 19, Noah 4-11 3-3 11, Augustin 7-12 0-1 18, Snell 5-11 2-2 17, Gibson 5-8 5-8 15, Teague 1-2 0-0 3, Mohammed 2-4 2-2 6, Murphy 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-69 16-24 100. Cleveland 26 17 22 19—84 Chicago 33 27 21 19—100 3-Point Goals—Cleveland 4-18 (Dellavedova 2-3, Jack 1-3, Irving 1-5, Felix 0-1, Miles 0-2, Clark 0-2, Karasev 0-2), Chicago 10-15 (Snell 5-8, Augustin 4-6, Teague 1-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Cleveland 40 (Bynum, Thompson 7), Chicago 55 (Noah 18). Assists—Cleveland 21 (Jack 6), Chicago 27 (Augustin 10). Total Fouls—Cleveland 20, Chicago 14. Technicals—Cleveland defensive three second, Chicago defensive three second. A—21,658.


Thunder 113, Spurs 100

Trail Blazers 110, Pelicans 107

OKLAHOMA CITY (113) Durant 6-14 3-3 17, Ibaka 6-14 0-0 14, Perkins 0-2 2-2 2, Westbrook 13-22 3-3 31, Sefolosha 2-4 0-0 5, Collison 3-4 2-2 8, Lamb 2-8 0-0 6, Jackson 8-14 3-4 21, Adams 1-3 2-4 4, Fisher 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 43-88 15-18 113. SAN ANTONIO (100) Belinelli 6-13 0-0 17, Duncan 7-14 3-4 17, Splitter 3-9 0-2 6, Parker 6-14 11-13 23, Green 2-6 2-2 7, Ginobili 3-9 3-3 11, Diaw 6-9 2-2 14, Mills 1-6 0-0 2, Baynes 0-0 0-0 0, Bonner 1-1 0-0 3, Joseph 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 35-82 21-26 100. Oklahoma City 21 40 24 28—113 San Antonio 21 29 26 24—100 3-Point Goals—Oklahoma City 12-27 (Jackson 2-4, Ibaka 2-4, Westbrook 2-5, Lamb 2-5, Durant 2-6, Fisher 1-1, Sefolosha 1-2), San Antonio 9-19 (Belinelli 5-8, Ginobili 2-3, Bonner 1-1, Green 1-4, Mills 0-3). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds—Oklahoma City 55 (Ibaka 14), San Antonio 45 (Splitter 11). Assists—Oklahoma City 22 (Westbrook 8), San Antonio 25 (Parker 8). Total Fouls—Oklahoma City 23, San Antonio 18. Technicals—Oklahoma City defensive three second, San Antonio Coach Popovich. A—18,581.

NEW ORLEANS (107) Aminu 2-2 1-1 5, Anderson 7-17 0-0 18, Davis 8-13 5-8 21, Holiday 6-14 1-1 13, Gordon 7-14 3-4 18, Evans 9-22 3-5 21, Ajinca 2-4 0-0 4, Rivers 1-5 0-0 2, Morrow 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 44-94 13-19 107. PORTLAND (110) Batum 4-10 2-2 11, Aldridge 8-24 2-2 18, Lopez 6-11 2-2 14, Lillard 11-21 3-4 29, Matthews 7-16 2-2 18, Williams 2-8 3-3 7, Freeland 2-4 0-0 4, Wright 2-3 2-3 7, Leonard 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 43-98 16-18 110. New Orleans 26 27 25 29—107 Portland 21 31 31 27—110 3-Point Goals—New Orleans 6-17 (Anderson 4-8, Morrow 1-2, Gordon 1-2, Holiday 0-1, Evans 0-2, Rivers 0-2), Portland 8-29 (Lillard 4-10, Matthews 2-6, Wright 1-2, Batum 1-7, Aldridge 0-1, Williams 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—New Orleans 61 (Ajinca 11), Portland 52 (Batum, Aldridge 8). Assists—New Orleans 22 (Holiday 7), Portland 23 (Batum 7). Total Fouls—New Orleans 21, Portland 21. Technicals—Evans, Lopez. A—20,027.

Grizzlies 95, Knicks 87 MEMPHIS (95) Johnson 2-2 0-0 5, Randolph 9-18 7-10 25, Davis 5-6 0-0 10, Conley 4-18 1-1 9, Allen 8-13 3-3 19, Leuer 1-4 0-0 2, Franklin 1-5 0-0 2, Miller 1-3 0-0 2, Koufos 5-8 0-0 10, Bayless 3-5 5-5 11. Totals 39-82 16-19 95. NEW YORK (87) Anthony 11-22 6-7 30, Bargnani 1-5 1-2 3, Chandler 2-7 4-8 8, Udrih 2-6 0-0 4, Shumpert 1-7 0-0 2, J.Smith 6-12 2-2 16, Hardaway Jr. 7-13 0-0 16, Stoudemire 2-4 2-4 6, Murry 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 33-79 15-23 87. Memphis 25 25 22 23—95 New York 22 18 21 26—87 3-Point Goals—Memphis 1-9 (Johnson 1-1, Miller 0-1, Allen 0-1, Franklin 0-1, Leuer 0-1, Conley 0-4), New York 6-22 (J.Smith 2-3, Anthony 2-6, Hardaway Jr. 2-7, Bargnani 0-1, Udrih 0-2, Shumpert 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Memphis 64 (Randolph 15), New York 36 (Anthony 7). Assists—Memphis 17 (Conley 8), New York 21 (J.Smith 7). Total Fouls—Memphis 16, New York 15. Technicals—Memphis defensive three second. A—19,812.

Wizards 106, Celtics 99 WASHINGTON (106) Ariza 9-18 4-4 27, Booker 0-2 0-0 0, Gortat 6-9 1-2 13, Wall 8-18 3-4 20, Beal 3-12 2-2 9, Webster 2-4 0-2 5, Nene 4-6 5-6 13, Seraphin 6-9 1-2 13, Porter Jr. 2-4 0-0 4, Temple 1-5 0-0 2. Totals 41-87 16-22 106. BOSTON (99) Green 4-13 5-7 13, Bass 4-9 3-4 11, Sullinger 9-18 3-4 22, Crawford 5-11 0-0 11, Bradley 12-18 0-2 26, Humphries 4-6 0-1 8, Wallace 3-5 0-0 6, Lee 0-3 0-0 0, Olynyk 0-3 0-0 0, Faverani 1-1 0-0 2, Pressey 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 42-87 11-18 99. Washington 14 30 30 32 —106 Boston 30 21 25 23 —99 3-Point Goals—Washington 8-21 (Ariza 5-8, Webster 1-2, Beal 1-4, Wall 1-5, Porter Jr. 0-1, Temple 0-1), Boston 4-20 (Bradley 2-3, Sullinger 1-4, Crawford 1-5, Wallace 0-1, Lee 0-1, Green 0-6). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Washington 58 (Gortat 11), Boston 46 (Bass, Sullinger 11). Assists—Washington 24 (Wall 9), Boston 25 (Crawford 8). Total Fouls— Washington 19, Boston 14. A—18,169.

Kings 105, Magic 100 SACRAMENTO (105) Gay 8-20 4-4 23, Thompson 5-7 1-2 11, Cousins 5-14 4-9 14, Thomas 8-15 4-4 23, McLemore 3-3 1-2 9, Outlaw 0-1 0-0 0, Williams 0-1 1-2 1, Acy 1-1 0-0 2, Fredette 2-4 0-0 5, Gray 1-3 0-0 2, Thornton 6-10 0-0 15. Totals 39-79 15-23 105. ORLANDO (100) Harris 7-11 6-8 21, Davis 5-8 0-0 10, Vucevic 2-6 0-0 4, Nelson 5-9 1-2 13, Afflalo 9-17 5-7 26, Nicholson 3-9 0-1 7, Oladipo 5-13 1-3 12, Harkless 2-3 1-2 5, O’Quinn 0-4 0-0 0, Lamb 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 39-82 14-23 100. Sacramento 25 31 19 30—105 Orlando 31 27 19 23—100 3-Point Goals—Sacramento 12-23 (Thornton 3-6, Gay 3-6, Thomas 3-7, McLemore 2-2, Fredette 1-1, Gray 0-1), Orlando 8-20 (Afflalo 3-5, Nelson 2-4, Oladipo 1-2, Harris 1-4, Nicholson 1-4, Lamb 0-1). Fouled Out—Vucevic. Rebounds—Sacramento 50 (Cousins 11), Orlando 50 (O’Quinn, Vucevic 9). Assists—Sacramento 17 (Thomas 9), Orlando 17 (Davis, Nelson 3). Total Fouls—Sacramento 23, Orlando 24. Technicals—Cousins, Sacramento defensive three second 2. A—14,283.

Jazz 88, Bobcats 85

Rockets 114, Pistons 97

UTAH (88) R.Jefferson 5-10 1-2 13, Williams 2-8 0-0 5, Favors 5-11 4-4 14, Burke 7-16 2-2 20, Hayward 3-11 4-4 12, Burks 4-8 3-4 11, Garrett 0-1 0-0 0, Kanter 4-8 0-0 8, Rush 0-2 0-0 0, Lucas III 1-3 0-0 3, Evans 1-5 0-2 2. Totals 32-83 14-18 88. CHARLOTTE (85) Tolliver 1-5 0-0 2, McRoberts 1-5 0-0 2, A.Jefferson 9-19 1-3 19, Walker 9-16 1-2 20, Henderson 4-14 4-4 12, Zeller 4-5 0-0 8, Douglas-Roberts 0-1 0-0 0, Biyombo 2-3 1-2 5, Sessions 4-10 4-5 13, Gordon 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 36-83 11-16 85. Utah 17 25 28 18—88 Charlotte 21 25 20 19—85 3-Point Goals—Utah 10-21 (Burke 4-8, R.Jefferson 2-4, Hayward 2-4, Lucas III 1-2, Williams 1-3), Charlotte 2-12 (Sessions 1-2, Walker 1-2, A.Jefferson 0-1, Henderson 0-1, Douglas-Roberts 0-1, McRoberts 0-1, Gordon 0-1, Tolliver 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Utah 49 (Hayward 10), Charlotte 58 (A.Jefferson 11). Assists—Utah 19 (Burke 4), Charlotte 16 (Walker 4). Total Fouls—Utah 18, Charlotte 17. A—18,078.

HOUSTON (114) Parsons 9-15 1-1 20, Jones 3-5 0-0 8, Howard 13-18 9-14 35, Beverley 3-6 4-4 10, Garcia 6-11 0-1 16, G.Smith 1-3 0-0 2, Brooks 4-10 1-1 10, Casspi 5-9 2-2 13, Brewer 0-2 0-0 0, Motiejunas 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 44-79 17-23 114. DETROIT (97) J.Smith 8-20 3-7 19, Monroe 5-10 0-0 10, Drummond 4-5 1-2 9, Jennings 2-11 4-5 8, Caldwell-Pope 1-3 0-0 2, Singler 5-9 2-2 12, Stuckey 4-9 1-2 9, Bynum 5-12 1-1 11, Villanueva 2-5 2-3 6, Harrellson 0-0 0-0 0, Datome 4-5 0-0 9, Mitchell 0-0 2-4 2, Jerebko 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 40-89 16-26 97. Houston 33 28 25 28 —114 Detroit 24 29 18 26 —97 3-Point Goals—Houston 9-23 (Garcia 4-8, Jones 2-2, Casspi 1-2, Brooks 1-4, Parsons 1-4, Beverley 0-1, Brewer 0-2), Detroit 1-12 (Datome 1-1, Villanueva 0-1, Bynum 0-1, Caldwell-Pope 0-1, J.Smith 0-2, Singler 0-2, Jennings 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Houston 54 (Howard 19), Detroit 46 (Monroe 11). Assists—Houston 33 (Casspi, Brooks 7), Detroit 22 (Jennings 10). Total Fouls—Houston 19, Detroit 17. Technicals—Bynum, Jennings 2, Detroit defensive three second. Ejected— Jennings. A—14,606.

DALLAS (108) Marion 5-11 0-0 10, Nowitzki 7-17 6-6 21, Blair 3-4 0-0 6, Calderon 4-5 0-0 9, Ellis 8-17 3-5 19, Wright 8-10 3-4 19, Carter 5-11 3-4 14, Crowder 3-8 2-3 8, Dalembert 0-3 0-0 0, Ellington 0-2 0-0 0, Larkin 0-2 0-0 0, James 1-1 0-1 2, Mekel 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 44-91 17-23 108. PHOENIX (123) Tucker 6-14 2-3 16, Frye 6-14 2-2 18, Plumlee 3-4 0-0 6, Dragic 5-13 3-3 13, Bledsoe 9-12 4-4 25, Green 6-10 6-6 22, Mark.Morris 4-8 1-2 9, Marc.Morris 3-7 0-0 8, Goodwin 2-4 2-2 6, Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Christmas 0-0 0-0 0, Kravtsov 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 44-86 20-22 123. Dallas 25 33 24 26—108 Phoenix 38 25 28 32—123 3-Point Goals—Dallas 3-17 (Calderon 1-2, Carter 1-5, Nowitzki 1-6, Crowder 0-1, Marion 0-1, Ellis 0-2), Phoenix 1530 (Frye 4-6, Green 4-8, Bledsoe 3-4, Tucker 2-3, Marc.Morris 2-3, Mark. Morris 0-2, Dragic 0-4). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds—Dallas 45 (Wright, Nowitzki, Crowder 6), Phoenix 52 (Frye, Plumlee 8). Assists—Dallas 25 (Ellis 9), Phoenix 19 (Bledsoe 6). Total Fouls—Dallas 15, Phoenix 22. Technicals—Dallas defensive three second. A—15,241.

Suns 123, Mavericks 108

Clippers 112, Nuggets 91 DENVER (91) Chandler 8-15 1-2 19, Faried 0-1 2-2 2, Hickson 3-10 0-1 6, Lawson 4-8 4-4 13, Foye 0-7 0-0 0, Arthur 2-7 2-2 6, Mozgov 6-9 3-5 15, Robinson 3-7 3-3 11, Hamilton 1-10 1-2 4, A.Miller 0-4 0-0 0, Randolph 1-5 4-4 6, Q.Miller 3-4 2-2 8, Fournier 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 31-88 23-29 91. L.A. CLIPPERS (112) Dudley 3-8 0-0 9, Griffin 8-17 8-10 24, Jordan 2-3 3-6 7, Paul 3-8 4-5 10, Crawford 10-20 1-1 27, Collison 5-7 2-4 13, Barnes 5-12 0-0 13, Green 1-6 1-2 3, Hollins 0-1 1-2 1, Jamison 2-4 1-1 5, Jackson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-86 21-31 112. Denver 18 25 17 31—91 L.A. Clippers 28 28 23 33—112 3-Point Goals—Denver 6-30 (Robinson 2-6, Chandler 2-8, Lawson 1-2, Hamilton 1-6, A.Miller 0-1, Fournier 0-1, Randolph 0-1, Foye 0-5), L.A. Clippers 13-33 (Crawford 6-12, Dudley 3-7, Barnes 3-7, Collison 1-2, Griffin 0-1, Paul 0-1, Green 0-3). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds—Denver 59 (Mozgov, Hickson 9), L.A. Clippers 61 (Griffin 16). Assists—Denver 16 (Lawson 6), L.A. Clippers 26 (Paul 11). Total Fouls—Denver 26, L.A. Clippers 20. Technicals—Arthur, Denver defensive three second 2, L.A. Clippers defensive three second. A—19,129.

NCAA Men’s Top 25 Saturday’s Games No. 3 Ohio State 64, Notre Dame 61 No. 5 Michigan State 92, Texas 78 No. 6 Louisville 85, Florida International 56 No. 7 Oklahoma State vs. No. 20 Colorado No. 8 Villanova 88, Rider 67 No. 13 Oregon 100, BYU 96 (OT) No. 14 North Carolina 97, Davidson 85 (OT) No. 15 Memphis 77, Southeast Missouri St. 65 No. 16 Florida 66, Fresno State 49 No. 18 Kansas 86, Georgetown 64 No. 19 Kentucky 93, Belmont 80 Kansas State 72, No. 21 Gonzaga 62 Florida State 60, No. 22 UMass 55 Illinois 65 No. 23, Missouri 64 No. 24 San Diego State 65, McNeese State 36 Sunday’s Games No. 10 UConn at Washington, 1:30 p.m. No. 11 Wichita State vs. North Carolina Central, 6 p.m. No. 12 Baylor vs. Southern U., 3 p.m. No. 17 Iowa State vs. George Mason at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, 3:30 p.m. No. 25 Iowa vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Noon

Division I Saturday’s Games East Canisius 87, Lamar 74 Coastal Carolina 65, CCSU 62 Columbia 82, Fairleigh Dickinson 59 Dartmouth 84, Longwood 64 Duquesne 95, Mass.-Lowell 77 George Washington 74, UMBC 61 Harvard 74, Vermont 68 Holy Cross 74, NJIT 55 Lehigh 69, Quinnipiac 58 Manhattan 84, Buffalo 81, OT Monmouth (NJ) 87, Fordham 78 Northeastern 62, Milwaukee 59 Pittsburgh 73, Cal Poly 56 Providence 94, Maine 70 Saint Joseph’s 88, Loyola (Md.) 77 St. Bonaventure 74, Niagara 72 St. John’s 96, Youngstown St. 87 Temple 101, LIU Brooklyn 65 Villanova 88, Rider 67 Southwest Arkansas 72, South Alabama 60 Charleston Southern 97, Cent. Arkansas 90, 2OT Houston 54, Rice 52 Michigan St. 92, Texas 78 North Texas 81, Wayland Baptist 77 Oklahoma 64, Texas A&M 52 Oral Roberts 69, Dallas Baptist 55 Stephen F. Austin 83, Elmhurst 49 TCU 70, Tulsa 58 Texas St. 73, Texas-Tyler 54 Texas-Arlington 79, CS Bakersfield 75, OT Midwest Butler 68, Evansville 59 Cincinnati 69, Middle Tennessee 48 E. Michigan 81, Oakland 79, OT Green Bay 74, Fairfield 58 IPFW 86, E. Illinois 65 Illinois 65, Missouri 64 Indiana St. 81, IUPUI 61 Kansas 86, Georgetown 64 Kansas St. 72, Gonzaga 62 Michigan 68, Stanford 65 Missouri St. 68, Alabama A&M 47 N. Dakota St. 90, Towson 82 Nebraska 77, The Citadel 62 Ohio St. 64, Notre Dame 61 S. Dakota St. 77, North Dakota 70 S. Illinois 66, Ball St. 58 Saint Louis 79, NC A&T 57 Toledo 71, Cleveland St. 67 Valparaiso 89, Southeastern (Fla.) 46 W. Michigan 92, Prairie View 53 Wright St. 61, UMKC 49 South Appalachian St. 100, Milligan 68 Arkansas St. 83, Marshall 82 Boston U. 83, Maryland 77 Campbell 95, Johnson & Wales (NC) 64 Charlotte 81, SC-Upstate 76 ETSU 84, Austin Peay 79 Florida 66, Fresno St. 49 Florida St. 60, UMass 55 Gardner-Webb 90, Hiwassee 54 Georgia 65, W. Carolina 63 James Madison 55, Hampton 49 Kent St. 58, Coll. of Charleston 54 Kentucky 93, Belmont 80 LSU 86, UAB 63 Louisville 85, FIU 56 Lyon 55, Grambling St. 54 Memphis 77, SE Missouri 65 Miami (Ohio) 79, Tennessee St. 64 N. Kentucky 72, Navy 65 NC State 90, East Carolina 79 North Carolina 97, Davidson 85, OT North Florida 68, Bethune-Cookman 64 Old Dominion 69, UNC Wilmington 57

SE Louisiana 80, UT-Martin 76 Tulane 84, Alabama St. 66 UCF 86, Rio Grande 58 VCU 82, Virginia Tech 52 Vanderbilt 76, Georgia Tech 63 Virginia 57, N. Iowa 43 W. Kentucky 71, Murray St. 64 Wake Forest 59, UNC Greensboro 51 Wilmington (Del.) 65, Md.-Eastern Shore 62 Wofford 62, Winthrop 56 Xavier 77, Alabama 74 Far West Arizona St. 76, Texas Tech 62 Cal St.-Fullerton 59, Sacramento St. 51 Long Beach St. 82, Montana St.Billings 75 Loyola Marymount 100, La Sierra 83 New Mexico 75, Marquette 68 New Mexico St. 97, N. New Mexico 47 Pacific 71, Bradley 55 Pepperdine 76, Houston Baptist 64 San Diego 67, S. Utah 52 San Diego St. 65, McNeese St. 36 San Jose St. 73, Westminster (Utah) 66 UC Davis 80, Air Force 74 UC Irvine 63, Denver 50 UC Santa Barbara 61, W. Illinois 55 UTEP 64, Washington St. 51 Utah St. 71, Troy 50 Tournament BVI Tropical Shootout Championship Southern Miss. 74, UALR 60 Third Place Jacksonville St. 72, Coppin St. 61

Women’s Top 25 Saturday’s Games No. 6 Stanford 76, No. 3 Tennessee 70 No. 7 Louisville 69, No. 11 Colorado 62 No. 13 Oklahoma State 68, Georgia Tech 60 No. 14 N. Carolina 103, High Point 71 Rutgers 61, No. 16 Georgia 58 No. 19 Nebraska 87, South Dakota 53 Marist 76, No. 20 Oklahoma 69 No. 22 Iowa 73, Drake 51 No. 23 Syracuse 64, Saint Joseph’s 62 No. 24 Florida State 72, Long Beach St. 57 No. 25 Gonzaga 70, Washington State 62 Sunday’s Games No. 1 UConn vs. No. 21 California at Madison Square Garden, 11:30 a.m. No. 2 Duke at No. 5 Kentucky, 1 p.m. No. 4 Notre Dame vs. Cen. Michigan, Noon No. 10 S. Carolina vs. S. Carolina St., 11 a.m. No. 17 Penn State vs. Alcorn State, 9 a.m. No. 18 Purdue vs. Bowling Green, Noon

Division I Saturday’s Games East Boston College 77, Holy Cross 60 Buffalo 78, Niagara 70 E. Michigan 69, Wagner 56 Fordham 71, Manhattan 46 George Washington 80, NC A&T 54 Hartford 70, Sacred Heart 64 Harvard 60, Hofstra 41 Loyola (Md.) 56, UMBC 49 Maine 72, Towson 58 Marist 76, Oklahoma 69 Mount St. Mary’s 85, Md.-Eastern Shore 61 Northeastern 95, UMass 76 Penn 46, Drexel 44 Providence 54, Rhode Island 51 Quinnipiac 65, Canisius 55 Rider 61, CCSU 58 Robert Morris 76, Cornell 63 Rutgers 61, Georgia 58 Seton Hall 74, NJIT 48 Siena 49, Binghamton 41 Stony Brook 69, Monmouth (NJ) 52 Syracuse 64, Saint Joseph’s 62 W. Kentucky 57, Georgetown 55 West Virginia 88, Duquesne 80 Midwest Auburn 66, UCLA 60 Cincinnati 47, Xavier 26 IPFW 84, Detroit 73 Ill.-Chicago 58, Wisconsin 56 Illinois 77, UT-Martin 62 Indiana 107, Cleveland St. 73 Indiana St. 62, Butler 56 Iowa 73, Drake 51 Missouri St. 77, SE Missouri 66 N. Iowa 66, N. Illinois 64 Nebraska 87, South Dakota 53 Northwestern 72, IUPUI 61 Saint Louis 50, Evansville 49 Wichita St. 86, Austin Peay 64 South American U. 64, Coppin St. 42 Ball St. 67, N. Kentucky 63 Bucknell 71, Longwood 47 Charlotte 76, Davidson 60 Chattanooga 70, ETSU 61 Coll. of Charleston 71, South Florida 64 Columbia 78, Kennesaw St. 61 E. Illinois 76, Air Force 44 Grambling St. 70, Philander Smith 64 Hampton 86, Kansas St. 75, 2OT Iona 78, UCF 66 Louisville 69, Colorado 62 Marshall 62, Delaware St. 47 Middle Tennessee 59, S. Dakota St. 44 Murray St. 81, Bethune-Cookman 70 North Carolina 103, High Point 71 North Florida 56, Georgia Southern 47 Oklahoma St. 68, Georgia Tech 60 Old Dominion 60, William & Mary 49 SC-Upstate 65, Furman 55 Southern Miss. 83, New Orleans 61 Stetson 74, Nicholls St. 65 Tulane 89, St. Francis (Pa.) 67 UAB 67, George Mason 64 UTEP 88, Belmont 74 Vanderbilt 83, UNC Asheville 57 Virginia 85, Florida Gulf Coast 56 Virginia Tech 82, Radford 33 Southwest Abilene Christian 76, Jacksonville 72 Arkansas St. 73, Cent. Arkansas 61 Nebraska-Omaha 73, Texas-Pan American 61 SMU 84, North Texas 79, OT Texas Tech 76, FAU 63 Texas-Arlington 75, Texas A&M-CC 64 Far West Arizona 75, UC Riverside 59 Arizona St. 75, Miami 73 BYU 84, Utah St. 74 Cal St.-Fullerton 55, Seattle 53 DePaul 79, Louisiana-Monroe 57 Gonzaga 69, Washington St. 62 Nevada 77, UC Santa Barbara 66 North Dakota 68, N. Colorado 65 Oregon St. 74, Clemson 41 Pepperdine 74, N. Arizona 51 Portland 76, Portland St. 49 Saint Mary’s (Cal) 72, CS Northridge 60 San Jose St. 81, UMKC 76 Southern Cal 66, Hawaii 55 Stanford 76, Tennessee 70 UC Davis 63, Houston Baptist 58, OT Utah 69, Samford 49 Washington 76, Pittsburgh 69 Wyoming 72, Idaho 64 Tournament Beach Classic Championship Florida St. 72, Long Beach St. 57 Third Place Pacific 59, Richmond 57 Christmas City Classic Championship Delaware 77, Lehigh 64 Third Place Youngstown St. 74, Vermont 67 Gator Holiday Classic Championship Florida 90, FIU 74 Third Place La Salle 66, Tennessee St. 58 Wright State Invitational Championship Wright St. 87, Bradley 71 Third Place Lipscomb 86, Gardner-Webb 68


HOCKEY HOCKEY NHL Eastern Conference

NFL American Conference East W New England 10 Miami 8 N.Y. Jets 6 Buffalo 5 South W y-Indianapolis 9 Tennessee 5 Jacksonville 4 Houston 2 North W Cincinnati 9 Baltimore 8 Pittsburgh 6 Cleveland 4 West W x-Denver 11 x-Kansas City 11 San Diego 7 Oakland 4

L 4 6 8 9 L 5 9 10 12 L 5 6 8 10 L 3 3 7 10

T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 0 0

Pct .714 .571 .429 .357 Pct .643 .357 .286 .143 Pct .643 .571 .429 .286 Pct .786 .786 .500 .286

PF 369 310 246 300 PF 338 326 221 253 PF 354 296 321 288 PF 535 399 343 295

PA 311 296 367 354 PA 319 355 399 375 PA 274 277 332 362 PA 372 255 311 393

National Conference East W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia 8 6 0 .571 364 349 Dallas 7 7 0 .500 393 385 N.Y. Giants 5 9 0 .357 251 357 Washington 3 11 0 .214 305 434 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 10 4 0 .714 359 270 Carolina 10 4 0 .714 328 208 Tampa Bay 4 10 0 .286 258 324 Atlanta 4 10 0 .286 309 388 North W L T Pct PF PA Chicago 8 6 0 .571 406 391 Green Bay 7 6 1 .536 353 362 Detroit 7 7 0 .500 362 339 Minnesota 4 9 1 .321 363 425 West W L T Pct PF PA x-Seattle 12 2 0 .857 380 205 San Francisco 10 4 0 .714 349 228 Arizona 9 5 0 .643 342 291 St. Louis 6 8 0 .429 316 324 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Week 16 Sunday’s Games Tampa Bay at St. Louis, 11 a.m. Indianapolis at Kansas City, 11 a.m. Denver at Houston, 11 a.m. Miami at Buffalo, 11 a.m. New Orleans at Carolina, 11 a.m. Dallas at Washington, 11 a.m. Cleveland at N.Y. Jets, 11 a.m. Minnesota at Cincinnati, 11 a.m. Tennessee at Jacksonville, 11 a.m. Arizona at Seattle, 2:05 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Detroit, 2:05 p.m. Oakland at San Diego, 2:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at Green Bay, 2:25 p.m. New England at Baltimore, 2:25 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23 Atlanta at San Francisco, 6:40 p.m.

NCAA FOOTBALL FBS Bowls Saturday’s Games New Mexico Bowl - At Albuquerque Colorado St. 48, Washington St. 45 Las Vegas Bowl Southern Cal 45, Fresno State 20 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho San Diego State 49, Buffalo 24 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 24, Tulane 21 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 - At Orlando, Fla. Miami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1), 4:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Kansas State (7-5) vs. Michigan (7-5), 8:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Middle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Navy (8-4), 9:45 a.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl - At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5),1:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl - At San Antonio Oregon (10-2) vs. Texas (8-4), 4:45 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl - At San Diego Arizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 8:15 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl At Shreveport, La. Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5), 10:30 a.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl - At El Paso, Texas Virginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), Noon (CBS) Liberty Bowl - At Memphis, Tenn. Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi State (6-6), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl - At Atlanta Texas A&M (8-4) vs. Duke (10-3), 6 p.m. (ESPN)

FCS Playoffs Semifinals Saturday’s Game Towson 35, Eastern Washington 31 Friday’s Game North Dakota State 52, New Hampshire 14 Championship Saturday, Jan. 4 At FC Dallas Stadium North Dakota State (14-0) vs. Towson (13-2), Noon

NAIA Playoffs Championship Saturday’s Game Grand View 35, Cumberlands (Ky.) 23

Division II Playoffs Championship Saturday’s Game Northwest Missouri State 43, LenoirRhyne 28

Division III Playoffs Semifinals Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl Friday’s Game Wisconsin-Whitewater 52, Mount Union 14

Atlantic GP Boston 36 Tampa Bay 36 Montreal 38 Detroit 38 Toronto 38 Ottawa 38 Florida 37 Buffalo 36 Metro GP Pittsburgh 38 Washington 36 New Jersey 37 Philadelphia 36 Carolina 36 N.Y. Rangrs 36 Columbus 36 N.Y. Islandrs 37

W 24 22 22 17 18 14 14 9 W 27 19 15 16 14 16 15 10

L OL 10 2 11 3 13 3 12 9 16 4 17 7 18 5 24 3 L OL 10 1 13 4 15 7 16 4 14 8 18 2 17 4 20 7

Pts 50 47 47 43 40 35 33 21 Pts 55 42 37 36 36 34 34 27

GF GA 100 75 100 86 96 84 99 105 105 111 106 126 87 117 64 104 GF GA 121 83 115 109 90 94 89 103 83 101 82 100 97 103 93 129

Western Conference Central GP W L OL Pts GF GA Chicago 38 25 7 6 56 140 105 St. Louis 35 24 7 4 52 125 81 Colorado 35 23 10 2 48 102 83 Minnesota 37 20 12 5 45 86 88 Dallas 35 17 12 6 40 101 105 Winnipeg 37 16 16 5 37 100 108 Nashville 36 16 16 4 36 83 103 Pacific GP W L OL Pts GF GA Anaheim 38 26 7 5 57 124 96 Los Angeles 37 25 8 4 54 104 71 San Jose 36 22 8 6 50 116 90 Vancouver 38 21 11 6 48 104 92 Phoenix 35 19 10 6 44 110 108 Calgary 36 13 17 6 32 91 115 Edmonton 38 11 24 3 25 95 133 Note: Two points are awarded for a win; one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Saturday’s Games Los Angeles 3, Colorado 2, SO Detroit 5, Toronto 4, SO San Jose 3, Dallas 2, SO Pittsburgh 4, Calgary 3 Phoenix 4, Ottawa 3, OT New Jersey 5, Washington 4, OT Columbus 6, Philadelphia 3 Montreal 4, Nashville 3, OT Boston 4, Buffalo 1 Tampa Bay 3, Carolina 2, OT Anaheim 5, N.Y. Islanders 3 St. Louis 6, Edmonton 0 Sunday’s Games Minnesota at N.Y. Rangers, 5:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Vancouver, 6 p.m.

NHL SUMMARIES Saturday Blue Jackets 6, Flyers 3 Philadelphia 0 2 1—3 Columbus 1 1 4—6 First Period—1, Columbus, Johansen 13 (Foligno, Gaborik), 10:43. Second Period—2, Columbus, Umberger 9 (Wisniewski, Murray), 14:29 (pp). 3, Philadelphia, Simmonds 7 (Giroux, Hartnell), 17:40. 4, Philadelphia, Couturier 7 (Read, Lecavalier), 18:00. Third Period—5, Columbus, Savard 2 (Nikitin, Tropp), 3:36. 6, Columbus, Jenner 4 (Nikitin, Savard), 5:39. 7, Columbus, Johansen 14 (Tropp, Tyutin), 12:22. 8, Philadelphia, Simmonds 8 (Voracek, Streit), 18:19. 9, Columbus, Umberger 10 (Anisimov, Johnson), 18:43 (en). Shots on Goal—Philadelphia 7-1415—36. Columbus 11-7-11—29. Power-play opportunities—Philadelphia 0 of 5; Columbus 1 of 4. Goalies—Philadelphia, Emery 3-7-0 (28 shots-23 saves). Columbus, McElhinney 5-5-1 (36-33). A—14,090. T—2:39.

Coyotes 4, Senators 3 (OT) Phoenix 0 2 1 1—4 Ottawa 1 2 0 0—3 First Period—1, Ottawa, Turris 8 (Methot, Ryan), 6:14 (pp). Second Period—2, Ottawa, Z.Smith 6 (Gryba), 3:10. 3, Phoenix, Vermette 10 (Korpikoski, Boedker), 5:28. 4, Phoenix, Vrbata 10 (Hanzal), 8:47 (pp). 5, Ottawa, Methot 3 (M.Michalek), 14:51. Third Period—6, Phoenix, Vermette 11 (Moss, Boedker), 17:47 (pp). Overtime—7, Phoenix, Vermette 12 (Morris), 2:23. Shots on Goal—Phoenix 9-9-14-6—38. Ottawa 9-18-9-4—40. Power-play opportunities—Phoenix 2 of 6; Ottawa 1 of 7. Goalies—Phoenix, M.Smith 15-8-6 (40 shots-37 saves). Ottawa, Anderson 9-9-4 (38-34). A—16,716. T—2:41.

Penguins 4, Flames 3 Calgary 0 2 1—3 Pittsburgh 2 2 0—4 First Period—1, Pittsburgh, Dupuis 7 (Crosby, Kunitz), 10:26. 2, Pittsburgh, Zolnierczyk 1 (Bortuzzo, Neal), 11:45. Second Period—3, Calgary, Byron 2 (Colborne, Butler), 6:58. 4, Pittsburgh, Crosby 20 (Kunitz, Despres), 14:44. 5, Pittsburgh, Neal 11 (Niskanen, Crosby), 18:55. 6, Calgary, Cammalleri 11 (Giordano), 19:14. Third Period—7, Calgary, Hudler 10 (Stajan, Brodie), 1:03. Shots on Goal—Calgary 10-8-12—30. Pittsburgh 5-13-5—23. Power-play opportunities—Calgary 0 of 3; Pittsburgh 0 of 3. Goalies—Calgary, Ramo 6-6-3 (23 shots-19 saves). Pittsburgh, Fleury 21-8-1 (30-27). A—18,663. T—2:27.

Kings 3, Avalanche 2 (SO) Colorado 0 1 1 0—2 Los Angeles 1 1 0 0—3 Los Angeles won shootout 1-0 First Period—1, Los Angeles, Carter 11 (Doughty, Kopitar), 19:28. Second Period—2, Los Angeles, Williams 12 (Stoll, Brown), 5:25. 3, Colorado, Johnson 5 (Duchene, O’Reilly), 14:02 (pp). Third Period—4, Colorado, O’Reilly 12 (Duchene, Barrie), 10:27 (pp). Overtime—None. Shootout—Colorado 0 (Duchene NG, Parenteau NG, O’Reilly NG), Los Angeles 1 (Carter NG, Kopitar G, Brown NG). Shots on Goal—Colorado 7-11-61—25. Los Angeles 10-16-12-1—39. Power-play opportunities—Colorado 2 of 4; Los Angeles 0 of 2. Goalies—Colorado, Varlamov 16-8-2 (39 shots-37 saves). Los Angeles, Jones 8-0-0 (25-23). A—18,118. T—2:44.

Ducks 5, Islanders 3 Anaheim 0 1 4—5 N.Y. Islanders 1 2 0—3 First Period—1, N.Y. Islanders, Vanek 12 (Okposo, MacDonald), 11:27. Second Period—2, Anaheim, Getzlaf 17 (Perry, Palmieri), 15:10. 3, N.Y. Islanders, Vanek 13, 17:55. 4, N.Y. Islanders, Nielsen 12 (Bailey, Hickey), 18:52. Third Period—5, Anaheim, Getzlaf 18 (Perry, Allen), 1:10. 6, Anaheim, Perreault 7 (Winnik, Beleskey), 10:32. 7, Anaheim, Palmieri 6 (Getzlaf), 13:44. 8, Anaheim, Getzlaf 19 (Perry, Lovejoy), 19:38 (en). Shots on Goal—Anaheim 8-10-13—31. N.Y. Islanders 9-5-7—21. Power-play opportunities—Anaheim 0 of 2; N.Y. Islanders 0 of 1. Goalies—Anaheim, Andersen 9-1-0 (21 shots-18 saves). N.Y. Islanders, Nabokov 6-6-5 (30-26). A—13,108. T—2:22.


Sunday, December 22, 2013 THE NEW MEXICAN



Howard dominates; Rockets top Pistons The Associated Press

shooting Milwaukee recovered from consecutive overtime losses to pick up just its sixth win of the season with a victory over Philadelphia. Brandon Knight contributed 21 points and six assists for the Bucks (6-21). Butler, who missed the previous 12 games with a swollen left knee, also had 11 rebounds.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Dwight Howard had 35 points and 19 rebounds, leading the short-handed Houston Rockets to a 114-97 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night. In one of his best games since joining the Rockets in the offseason, Howard dominated Andre Drummond, Detroit’s promising 20-year-old big man, and helped Houston control the game despite the absence of star guard James Harden, who was out with a sprained right ankle. The Rockets also were without Jeremy Lin, who has been bothered by back spasms, and they lost guard Patrick Beverley to a fractured right hand. It was the most points Howard has scored as a member of the Rockets. He went 13 of 18 from the field. THUNDER 113, SPURS 100 In San Antonio, Texas, Russell Westbrook had 31 points, and Oklahoma City used a strong second quarter to beat San Antonio for its ninth straight victory. Reggie Jackson had 21 points, Kevin Durant added 17 and Serge Ibaka had 14 points and 14 rebounds for Oklahoma City. SUNS 123, MAVERICKS 108 In Phoenix, Eric Bledsoe scored 25 points, and Phoenix matched its season high with 15 3-pointers — in 30 tries — to beat Dallas in the Suns’ highest-scoring game of the season. Gerald Green made 4 of 8 3-pointers en route to 22 points and Channing Frye made 4 of 6 3s and scored 18 in the Suns’ seventh win in their last eight games. Bledsoe made 3 of 4 from beyond the arc. P.J. Tucker was 2 of 3 from long-range and scored 16. GRIZZLIES 95, KNICKS 87 In New York, Zach Randolph had 25 points

WIZARDS 106, CELTICS 99 In Boston, Trevor Ariza scored 27 points and hit a 3-pointer that capped a fourthquarter run in Washington’s comeback victory over Boston. With Washington trailing 92-84, Ariza started a 14-1 run with a jumper from the right corner. John Wall had five of his 20 points in the surge. Avery Bradley led Boston with 26 points. KINGS 105, MAGIC 100 In Orlando, Fla., Rudy Gay and Isaiah Thomas each scored 23 points, Marcus Thornton added 15, and Sacramento held off Orlando for the victory. DeMarcus Cousins added 14 points and 11 rebounds. JAZZ 88, BOBCATS 85 In Charlotte, N.C., Trey Burke scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, and Utah snapped Charlotte’s three-game winning streak. Burke hit a 3-pointer with 1:38 left to put the Jazz up by three and added a pair of free throws with 10 seconds remaining.

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard takes a shot against Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith during Saturday’s game. DUANE BURLESON/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

and 15 rebounds to help Memphis snap a five-game losing streak with a victory over New York. Tony Allen added 19 points and eight rebounds. Jerryd Bayless scored 11 points, including two free throws to end a New York flurry that had trimmed a 19-point deficit to four in the final half-minute.

BULLS 100, CAVALIERS 84 In Chicago, Carlos Boozer scored 19 points and short-handed Chicago Bulls snapped a four-game losing streak with a win over Cleveland. D.J. Augustin scored 18, Tony Snell came on strong in the second half to finish with 17 points, and Chicago prevailed after matching its longest slide in four years under coach Tom Thibodeau.

BUCKS 116, 76ERS In Milwaukee, Khris Middleton scored 27 points, Caron Butler added 22, and hot-

Easy: Hawks top Elks in boys championship Continued from Page D-1 run in the second quarter and maintained a double-digit lead for the majority of the second half thanks to some stingy defending. “It started with our defense,” Groenewold said. “We were able to soften them up on their offensive side, and that fired up our offense.” There was a big difference in the defensive effort from Friday night against Pojoaque to Saturday night against Tularosa. That pleased Romero, because he was not happy with the defense against Pojoaque. “It was day and night from

[Friday],” Romero said. “We made better decisions defensively.” The St. Michael’s defense kept the Lady Wildcats at bay, but Tularosa pulled within 51-40, the closest it got in the fourth quarter, with just under two minutes left in the game. “It could have got ugly,” Estrada said. “We could have let it get away from us, but we did a good job of battling back. At that point it’s not really about winning. It’s about finishing it right and walking out of here with the right kind of attitude, so I was pleased with that.” Tularosa learned a lot about what it has to improve on in the

weeks to come, but after this tournament, they know teams are going to put everything into stopping Kowatch. “That’s going to be a lot of team’s point of emphasis,” Estrada said. The Lady Horsemen will now be getting ready for their annual Christmas Tournament next weekend. BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP LAGUNA-ACOMA 60, POJOAQUE VALLEY 49 Pojoaque’s Matthew Herrera did everything he could — including scoring 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter — to help the Elks win their

home tournament, but the defending Class AA champion Hawks did not give an inch. The Hawks turned a 28-25 halftime lead into a 42-35 lead at the end of the third quarter. Three Pojoaque players — John Ainsworth, Chris Martinez and Adan Lopez — all fouled out in the fourth quarter to put a lot of pressure on other Elks (5-2) to overcome the deficit. The Elks cut the lead to 50-43 with just over three minutes left behind a floater from Herrera, but the Hawks outscored them 10-6 the rest of the way. Laguna-Acoma was paced by Augustus Cuch’s 26 points, while Herrera led the Elks in the scoring column.

Navajo: Becenti made big impact in 2 years zona State. Other players put up better numbers, played in Tempe longer, led the Sun Devils deeper into the postseason. Few had the impact Becenti did in a short time. “It’s just what she’s meant to the state of Arizona, her people,” current Arizona State coach Charli Turner Thorne said. “What she did on the court was incredibly impressive in only two years, but she had such a profound impact on so many people.” When Becenti left the reservation, she brought part of it with her. It was in her game, the fast-break mentality of “Rez” ball fused with an innate ability to see things few others could. It was with her in the stands, the hun-

dreds of Navajos who traveled to every one of her home games — five hours one way from Window Rock — and the Native Americans who showed up at road games not because they knew her, but because she was one of their own. It was with her in spirit, too, her role model status to the people back home — people who had little or nothing — helping her fight through the loneliness, the strangeness of the outside world. No way was she going to join the long line of return-to-the-reservation failures. “When I started getting more and more support, it made me work harder because I realized I could do it, that I could make it,” Becenti said. “And it helped me continue to

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keep playing.” Becenti’s connection with a basketball hoop wasn’t just about the circle. It was more the angles it takes to get there. Sure, she could fill it up; jumpers, runners, ankle-twisting crossovers to get to the rim. Her real gift was making it easier for those around her to put the ball through the hoop.

Rally leads Ohio State past Notre Dame NEW YORK — Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored seven of his nine points in the final 33 seconds and No. 3 Ohio State rallied from an eight-point deficit with 1:54 to play to beat Notre Dame 64-61 on Saturday night in the BlackRock Gotham Classic at Madison Square Garden. NO. 5 MICHIGAN STATE 92, TEXAS 78 In Austin, Texas, Adreian Payne scored a career-high 32 points and Michigan State dominated the final 11 minutes of a 92-78 victory over Texas. NO. 6 LOUISVILLE 85, FIU 56 In Miami, Russ Smith scored 18 points, Wayne Blackshear added 13 and Louisville won its sixth straight, easing past FIU. NO. 8 VILLANOVA 88, RIDER 67 In Villanova, Pa., freshman Josh Hart came off the bench to score 19 points and Villanova stayed perfect with a rout of Rider. NO. 14 NORTH CAROLINA 97, DAVIDSON 85, OT In Chapel Hill, N.C., Marcus Paige scored

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PREP SCORES Boys Basketball Alamogordo 65, Los Lunas 60 Bosque School 36, Jemez Valley 32 Clovis 70, Artesia 47 Dexter 74, Fort Sumner 58 Evangel Christian 69, Vaughn 53 Hope Christian 70, West Mesa 60 Kirtland Central 53, Bernalillo 36 Laguna-Acoma 60, Pojoaque 49 Manzano 42, Albuquerque High 35 Roswell 59, Centennial 42 Shiprock 50, Aztec 39 Volcano Vista 65, Highland 59 Girls Basketball Cibola 68, Albuquerque High 46

11 of his 17 points in overtime to help North Carolina hold off Davidson. NO. 15 MEMPHIS 77, SE MISSOURI STATE 65 In Memphis, Tenn., Shaq Goodwin scored 20 points, Joe Jackson added 16 and Memphis pulled away for a win over Southeast Missouri State. NO. 16 FLORIDA 66, FRESNO STATE 49 In Sunrise, Fla., Will Yeguete led a strong rebounding effort by the Florida Gators, who pulled away in the second half to beat Fresno State in the Orange Bowl Classic. NO. 18 KANSAS 86, GEORGETOWN 64 In Lawrence, Kan., Tarik Black came off the bench to score 17 points, Joel Embiid also had 17 and Kansas bludgeoned Georgetown in the Hoyas’ first visit to Allen Fieldhouse. FLORIDA STATE 60, NO. 22 UMASS 55 In Sunrise, Fla., Florida State scored the game’s final six points, including two free throws by Ian Miller with 1:06 left that put the Seminoles ahead, and they handed Massachusetts its first defeat of the season in the Orange Bowl Classic.

NO. 19 KENTUCKY 93, BELMONT 80 In Lexington, Ky., Julius Randle scored a career-high 29 points and led a second-half rally that pushed Kentucky past stubborn Belmont. KANSAS STATE 72, NO. 21 GONZAGA 62 In Wichita, Kan., Thomas Gipson scored eight of his 14 points in the game’s decisive minutes and freshman Marcus Foster also had 14 points as Kansas State outlasted Gonzaga. ILLINOIS 65, NO. 23 MISSOURI 64 In St. Louis, Tracy Abrams scored a season-best 22 points and made two free throws with 4.6 seconds to lift Illinois over Missouri in the annual Braggin’ Rights game. NO. 24 SAN DIEGO ST. 65, MCNEESE ST. 36. In San Diego, Winston Shepard returned from a one-game suspension to score seven straight points during a 13-0 run midway through the second half that helped No. 24 San Diego State pull away from McNeese State for a victory.

Cuba 71, Coronado 32 Eldorado 91, Rio Grande 20 Fort Sumner 36, Dexter 19 Gallup 48, Sandia 41 Grants 46, Pojoaque 41 Hope Christian 53, Bernalillo 51 Kirtland Central 50, Farmington 47 Manzano 49, Capital 47 Portales 59, West Las Vegas 32 Roswell 47, Centennial 37 Springer 73, Des Moines 44 Volcano Vista 60, Valley 37 Ben Luján Tournament St. Michael's 54, Tularosa 43


Bobcats top Dulce The New Mexican

Six McCurdy players finished in double figures as the Bobcats’ boys basketball team pulled away in the second half for an 82-64 win over visiting Dulce in nondistrict action on Saturday night in Española. Tied at 27-all at halftime, the game was all-McCurdy in the second half. Led by Daniel Arroyo’s game-high 21 points, the Bobcats scored 56 points in the final two quarters for the win. Now 7-2 overall, McCurdy heads to the Tri-Cities Classic. The annual tournament begins next week in Pecos. “If we do well there, I think we set ourselves up good for a high seed at the NRG,” said McCurdy head coach Ruben Archuleta, referencing the Jan. 2 start to the annual Northern Rio Grande Tournament in Pojoaque. At 7-2 overall, the Bobcats also got 17 points from Dennis Padilla, 12 from Chris Serrano and 10 apiece from Richard Wisecarver, David Sanchez and eighth grader Isaiah Vigil. All told, McCurdy hit 15 3-pointers in the game.

Despite his high-point effort, Arroyo didn’t have any of them. He did most of his work in the low post. MCCURDY 69, DULCE 55 In Española, Alanna Sanchez had 20 points and Karla Santos 18 to lead the host Lady Bobcats to a nondistrict win over visiting Dulce. Outrebounded while building a 27-24 lead at the end of the first half, McCurdy picked up the tempo in the second half by employing a full-court press and limiting the Lady Hawks’ shooters in the corner. Dulce kept pace in the first half by controlling the boards and getting their outside shots to fall. Time and again they converted secondchance points by using their size to grab loose balls and long rebounds. Tanisha Velasquez added 13 points for McCurdy (3-3), which won for the second straight time. The Lady Bobcats are finally at full strength for the first time this season, having lost multiple players to injury early on in basketball and, before that, during the school’s volleyball season. Alyssa Veneno and Desiree Harrison each had 14 to lead Dulce.

Lobos: Kirk made 1 shot in 4 attempts next nine points to lead by three with 9:08 remaining. Greenwood. For the second The Lobos responded with straight game, the Aussie an 11-4 run, taking the lead for combination guard sat in good at 61-60 on a Bairstow street clothes with his right free throw with 5:23 left. New wrist protected by a soft cast. Mexico later built a 70-62 Delaney made his first lead, its largest, with 1:08 left. career start as a Lobo, takUNM outscored Maring the place of Cleveland quette 18-9 from the free Thomas in the starting five. throw line. Alex Kirk had just three “[Saturday] was a huge points for the Lobos, makteam win,” said Cullen Neal. ing only one shot on four “We just have to stay with attempts. He came into the the positive and stay focused. game averaging 16.5 points. We just played well together Jake Thomas led the and everybody made plays.” Golden Eagles (7-5) with New Mexico’s last trip to 17 points, converting four Las Vegas in March resulted 3-pointers. Jamil Wilson in the Mountain West Conadded 15 points, while Todd ference title, winning three Mayo had 10. games at the Thomas & New Mexico outscored Mack Center. Marquette in the second half, The Golden Eagles led at 45-31, holding the Golden Eagles to just 36 percent shoot- intermission thanks to 58 percent shooting from the ing in the final 20 minutes. After trailing 37-30 at half- field. After five lead changes, Marquette took the lead for time and later by nine, the the rest of the half at 25-24 Lobos hit 8 of their first 12 second-half shots to rally for with 5:08 left in the half. Both teams built seven-point firsta 53-47 advantage with 11:53 to go. Marquette scored the half leads.

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THE NEW MEXICAN Sunday, December 22, 2013

Shocks: Halliday ties bowl record for TD passes Continued from Page D-1 that saw close to 800 passing yards combined and a game largely dominated by Washington State until the last 2 minutes. And Colorado State did not have a lead the entire game until that winning field goal. “That win right there … it’s pretty amazing how it worked, but at the end of the day, it’s about being resilient,” Rams coach Jim McElwain. “It’s about understanding [that] every play has a history and life of its own.” Garrett Grayson threw for 369 yards and Bibbs ran for 169 yards and three touchdowns for Colorado State (8-6). The Rams overcame three early turnovers. “I’m still kind of at a loss for

words about how that whole thing ended up,” Rams center Weston Richburg said. “It must have been destiny. That’s the most unbelievable game I’ve ever been a part of.” Meanwhile, Washington State’s Connor Halliday threw touchdown passes to six receivers and finished with 410 yards for Washington State (6-7). Those six touchdown passes tied West Virginia’s Geno Smith and Iowa’s Chuck Long for an NCAA bowl record. After the first touchdown pass, Halliday got into a shouting match with a Colorado State coach when Halliday ran into the Rams’ sideline. That exchange created a social media buzz and McElwain vowed look

into it. “Coach grabbed me and said some profane things to me and that’s all I’ll say about it,” Halliday said. Washington State scored 35 points in the first half, but had only 10 in the second. With the game winding down, a lack of a running game forced the Cougars to stay with their spread offense and prevented them for running down the clock when ahead by 15 points in the fourth quarter. “Colorado State finished the game. We didn’t,” Washington State coach Mike Leach said. “They finished the game better than we did. The lesson to be learned from that is it doesn’t matter where you’re at. You

need to go out and finish the game.” Washington State rushed for minus-10 yards total. The matchup brought together two second-year coaches working to turn around their teams’ fortunes with highoctane offenses. Colorado State had not played in a postseason game since 2008. Washington State had not been in a bowl game since 2003. McElwain predicted the bowl victory would help the Rams with recruiting and said it was evidence how far the program had come. “Unbelievable,” McElwain said. “You don’t write scripts like this.”


San Diego State stomps Buffalo The Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho — Adam Muema rushed for 230 yards and three touchdowns and Quinn Kaehler threw two scoring passes in San Diego State’s victory over Buffalo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. The Aztecs pulled away early, scoring three touchdowns in a 5:24 span stretching from the end of the first half into the third quarter. The scoring spree was fueled by two costly Buffalo turnovers, the first an interception just before halftime that set up Kaehler’s 25-yard touchdown toss to Dylan Denso. The Bulls then fumbled on the opening kick in third quarter. The Aztecs (8-5, 6-2 Mountain West) scored five plays later when Kaehler fired an 11-yard TD to Adam Roberts to go up 35-10. Not much went right for the Bulls (8-5, 6-2 Mid-American Conference), playing in the second bowl game in the team’s 100-year history. Buffalo had three turnovers and just 309 total yards. LAS VEGAS BOWL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 45, NO. 21 FRESNO ST. 20 In Las Vegas, Nev., Southern California wrapped up its rocky season by rolling over Fresno State in the Las Vegas Bowl. Cody Kessler passed for 344 yards and a bowl-record four

Orgeron left off after its desultory start to the season under Lane Kiffin. Kessler even outdid Carr, his fellow Bakersfield native and friend, setting the Las Vegas Bowl record for TD passes before halftime and finishing 22 for 30. Carr, the nation’s leader in yards passing and total offense, became the fourth player in NCAA history to surpass 5,000 yards passing and 50 TD passes during the game. He went 30 for 54 under constant pressure. NEW ORLEANS BOWL

San Diego State quarterback Quinn Kaehler looks for a receiver during the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl against San Diego State on Saturday. OTTO KITSINGER/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

touchdowns in the Trojans’ victory over the 21st-ranked Bulldogs under Clay Helton, their third head coach in less than three months. Marqise Lee and Nelson Agholor had two touchdown catches apiece, Javorius Allen rushed two more scores, and the Trojans (10-4) answered every question about their motivation by dancing on the sideline while routing a BCS contender for the storied program’s first postseason victory since 2009. Derek Carr passed for 217

yards and two TDs in his final game at Fresno State (11-2), which fell behind 35-6 at halftime and failed to secure the first 12-win season in school history. From Kessler’s smooth offense to a dynamic defensive effort against Fresno State’s FBS-best passing game, USC was uniformly outstanding in its only game under Helton. The offensive coordinator filled the onegame gap between coaches Ed Orgeron and Steve Sarkisian on the Trojans’ coaching carousel, but USC picked up right where

LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 24, TULANE 21 In New Orleans, Corey Trim returned an interception 82 yards for a touchdown, Hunter Stover hit a go-ahead 27-yard field goal in the fourth quarter, and Louisiana-Lafayette held off Tulane for its third straight New Orleans Bowl victory. Tulane set up for a 48-yard field goal try in the final seconds, but Cairo Santos, the 2012 Lou Groza award winner as the nation’s best kicker, missed just left. Elijah McGuire and Alonzo Harris each had touchdowns runs for the Ragin’ Cajuns (9-4), who led 21-0 on Trim’s interception of Nick Montana. But Tulane rallied to tie it at 21 on three TD runs by Orleans Darkwa. Terrance Broadway played with a cast on his broken right — and throwing — arm, passing for 143 yards and running for 33.

Cutting: Athletes must choose school or sport of a health and fitness program designed to the NEC. While there was enough money to field 23 teams, there wasn’t enough in the benefit all 2,100 students. Although some extended athletic programs by shutterschool’s $13 million athletic budget to give schools are expanding — Duke announced ing smaller sports to help make those that each sport what the school feels is necessary recently it is adding softball in 2018 — the remain — particularly those designed to to become a contender. Blue Devils are a deep-pocketed exception. bring in revenue — more competitive. The field hockey program, one the ColoWhile athletic departments at the DiviTo be honest, Eigner still isn’t sure what nials are cutting, went 11-8 sion I level aren’t going happened. He understood the athletic this fall but is one of the few anywhere, schools that department was in a tight spot money-wise. opt to downsize are faced Division I programs in the He knew there had been talk about changes with thorny questions. The country that doesn’t pracand the threat of cuts. It was all just white tice or play on an artificial biggest is the notion that noise until suddenly, it became only too real. athletes in one sport are surface. The substandard He heard the part where Clark said the facilities makes scheduling more valuable to the school school would honor all of the scholarships for — and vice versa — than difficult. the affected student athletes until they gradu- athletes in another. “It’s like having the ice ated. He heard the part where Clark said the hockey team practicing on “It’s a football thing school would do what it could to find new slush,” Coleman said. and chasing the dollars,” athletic homes for those wishing to transfer. With no plans or money said Turoff, who has led Eigner just didn’t hear what he would to build a state-of-the-art Temple men’s gymnastics consider a sensible argument for cutting a field and a travel budget to 18 Eastern Intercollegiate program that takes up a small fraction of the stretched to the limit, the Gymnastics League titles. athletic department budget yet nets conferschool felt it would be easier “But there’s nowhere in the ence championships. He grew up wanting to cut field hockey entirely. mission statement of the compete at Temple, where his stepfather Fred athletic department that its Coleman said several field Turoff has been coach since 1976. He grew hockey players are in the goal is to raise money. up wanting to walk out of his graduation cerprocess of transferring, one “It’s to give opportunity Evan Eigner, Temple gymnast of the reasons Robert Morris emony with a degree in hand and four years to student athletes.” of college gymnastics under his belt. announced the decision early. Robert Morris athletic Now he may get one or the other, but not director Craig Coleman Coleman pledges to both. invest the estimated $1-1.3 million the school isn’t quite so sure that’s a fair assessment. “I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else but Like Clark at Temple and Maryland athletic will save when the students for the six Temple,” Eigner said. “Gymnastics is a big director Kevin Anderson, Coleman stressed eliminated sports are off the books to beefpart of my life. Competing collegiately is a the school’s decision-making is designed to ing up the recruiting and travel budgets big goal of mine. For our team, gymnastics for the remaining sports, including a men’s do a better job of providing a level playing is really a part of our identities. If you take basketball program that upset mighty Kenfield for the sports it does offer. away the opportunity, you’re affecting who tucky in the NIT last spring. The victory, The private school located 15 minutes we are as individuals.” complete with a court-storming at the final west of Pittsburgh is thriving. Enrollment A growing number of whom are finding buzzer, gave the school the kind of splashy is skyrocketing so quickly the university themselves forced to choose between staypublic relations boost Olympic sports can’t bought a Holiday Inn located just off caming in school or competing elsewhere after provide. pus and turned it into a dorm. It wasn’t their programs are dissolved to help other It’s that way across the board in college always that way. Robert Morris added six sports deal with geographically confoundathletics, where football and men’s basketsports between 2004-06 in part to help ing — if more lucrative — conference align- make the transformation from commuter ball are typically the engines that drive the ments, increased travel budgets and coach budget. Yet even with television money school into a destination. While Colesalaries. pouring into power conferences, the price of man allows it worked, it also stretched the Rutgers did it in 2007. Maryland followed department thin. keeping up with the big boys is steep. suit in 2012. It’s not just the schools in power In 2012, the cost of operating a Division I “For years, the emphasis was on growing conferences either. Robert Morris, which football program rose 10.8 percent according enrollment and adding sports and not necplays in the Northeastern Conference, is essarily having funding to make those sports to the NCAA. At the same time, revenue rose trimming seven sports in 2014. Spelman Col- competitive,” Coleman said. “It was about only 4.6 percent. The declining profit margin — if the program is profitable at all — comlege, a Division III historically black womquantity and not quality.” bined with the shifting conference affiliation The Colonials spent less money per en’s college in Atlanta, dropped intercollandscape is putting some schools in a bind. legiate athletics altogether this year in favor student-athlete than any other program in

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For our team, gymnastics is really a part of our identities. If you take away the opportunity, you’re affecting who we are as individuals.”

NFL Week 16 SAINTS (10-4) AT PANTHERS (10-4) Line: Panthers by 3 Time: 11 a.m. Bottom line: The NFC game of the week. Winner has inside track on No. 2 seed. The Panthers have been a solid bet all season (8-5-1 against the spread) and have a lot to play for, especially after a 31-13 loss at the Saints in Week 14. Plus, they’re 5-0-1 ATS in last six home games. However, I’m going to fade those trends, and hitch my wagon to Drew Brees and the Saints, who are 3-8 ATS in last 11 vs. Carolina. Call it a hunch. THE PICK: SAINTS

DOLPHINS (8-6) AT BILLS (5-9) Line: Dolphins by 3 Time: 11 a.m. Bottom line: Miami’s Joe Philbin could be a Coach of the Year candidate, especially if his Fins find a way into the AFC playoffs. I know the Dolphins could very well have a letdown after a big win last week vs. the Patriots. But the favorite has covered four of the last five meetings between these two. THE PICK: DOLPHINS

COLTS (9-5) AT CHIEFS (11-3) Line: Chiefs by 6½ Time: 11 a.m. Bottom line: This could be a matchup we see again in the first weekend of the playoffs. The Chiefs still have some hope for the AFC’s top seed. Jamaal Charles and KC have pounded two lightweights the last two weeks in Oakland and Washington by a combined score of 101-41. The Chiefs haven’t covered their last four home games, and are 1-5 ATS vs. winning teams. However, I think the Chiefs come up with a big effort against the Colts, who usually find a way to dig themselves into big road holes. That formula will spell disaster in January. THE PICK: CHIEFS

COWBOYS (7-7) AT REDSKINS (3-11) Line: Cowboys by 2½ Time: 11 a.m. Bottom line: I just feel like the NFC Least HAS to come down to a Week 17 winnertake-all meeting between Dallas and Philly. The only group that struggles more than the Cowboys in D.C. is Congress: Dallas is 1-6 ATS in last seven meetings vs. Washington, and 2-6 ATS in last eight games in Washington. Still, they’ll find a way. THE PICK: COWBOYS

VIKINGS (4-9-1) AT BENGALS (9-5) Line: Bengals by 7½ Time: 11 a.m. Bottom line: Cincinnati, 6-0 ATS at home, will bounce back from last week’s Steelers loss. THE PICK: BENGALS

BRONCOS (11-3) AT TEXANS (2-12) Line: Broncos by 10½ Time: 11 a.m. Bottom line: Unfortunately for Houston, Denver will have had 10 days to think about that loss to San Diego. Will Houston go 0-14 after 2-0 start? THE PICK: BRONCOS

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But after all the whispers about Ryan’s future, I think the Jets will play for their beloved coach’s job. Neither team has been a good play of late: The Jets are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games overall, while the Brownies are 1-4. The Jets are also 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games. THE PICK: JETS

CARDINALS (9-5) AT SEAHAWKS (12-2) Line: Seahawks by 10½ Time: 2:05 p.m. Bottom line: I know Arizona has been a pleasant surprise this season, and 10 ½ is a big number, but we’re talking about Seattle at home. The Cardinals are 2-6-1 in their last nine road games vs. teams with winning home records. Plus, Seattle is 37-16 in its last 53 home games. Fear the 12th Man! THE PICK: SEAHAWKS

GIANTS (5-9) AT LIONS (7-7) Line: Lions by 9 Time: 2:05 p.m. Bottom line: I wonder how Tom Coughlin is doing these days. Last Sunday, his offense basically quit on him. Then Lawrence Taylor said it’s time for him to go. It almost reminds me of what happened in Philly last season with Andy Reid. After a long run with one coach, you wonder if they start to tune him out like the teacher’s voice on the Peanuts cartoon (wah-wahwah). Meanwhile, the Lions look as if they’ll continue the “Curse of Bobby Layne” (Google it, kids!). But they need a win — and help — to make the playoffs. Plus, the Giants are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games. THE PICK: LIONS

PATRIOTS (10-4) AT RAVENS (8-6) Line: Ravens by 2½ Time: 2:25 p.m. Bottom line: A rematch of last season’s AFC Championship Game won by Baltimore. I’m constantly amazed at how teams’ fortunes change from week to week. The Ravens were nearly out of it, but have won five of their last six games. New England has dropped five straight road covers. But I’ll follow this trend: The Patriots are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games as underdogs dating to 2010. THE PICK: PATRIOTS

STEELERS (6-8) AT PACKERS (7-6-1) Line: OFF Time: 2:25 p.m. Bottom line: I’ve seen this line in some spots with the Packers as a seven-point favorite. Even if Aaron Rodgers returns, I believe the Steelers keep this close enough. THE PICK: STEELERS

RAIDERS (4-10) AT CHARGERS (7-7) Line: Chargers by 10 Time: 2:25 p.m. Bottom line: San Diego still has an outside shot at a wild-card spot. With the release of Anchorman 2, maybe the Bolts could get a boost if Ron Burgundy calls the game. Stay classy, San Diego. THE PICK: CHARGERS

BEARS (8-6) BUCCANEERS (4-10) AT EAGLES (8-6) Line: Eagles by 3 AT RAMS (6-8) Line: Rams by 5½ Time: 11 a.m. Bottom line: The Bucs are 5-2 ATS in their last seven. Take the points. THE PICK: BUCS

TITANS (5-9) AT JAGUARS (4-10) Line: Titans by 5 Time: 11 a.m. Bottom line: In last six games, Titans are 1-5 ATS and Jags are 4-2. THE PICK: JAGUARS

Time: 6:30 p.m. Bottom line: I got hate mail this week from . . . my own family and friends. Just kidding. Last week was one of the few times I’ve picked the Eagles (5-20-1 ATS last 26 home games) to cover this season and they lay a major egg at Minnesota. Nick Foles and Jay Cutler could make this a highscoring game. THE PICK: BEARS MONDAY NIGHT

BROWNS (4-10) AT JETS (6-8)

FALCONS (4-10) AT 49ERS (10-4)

Line: Jets by 2½ Time: 11 a.m. Bottom line: For the third straight season, the Jets find themselves out of the playoffs. A loss last week vs. Carolina coupled with Baltimore beating Detroit on Monday night has Rex’s boys on the outside looking in at the postseason yet again. I wasn’t too keen on backing Gang Green here.

Line: 49ers by 13 Time: 6:40 p.m. Bottom line: If Arizona loses on Sunday, 49ers clinch playoff spot. Still, they’ll be pumped up for the regular-season finale at Candlestick Park. Atlanta is 2-2 ATS in last four and has been competitive lately, but I think San Fran wins big. Farewell, “Windlestick.” THE PICK: 49ERS

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hen Tracy Proctor Williamson bought her house in Larchmont, N.Y., a year ago, it was “just a kind of dark and sadlooking building.” The front door and trim were a depressing “yucky cream color,” says Williamson. The town assessor categorized the architecture of the two-story brick home simply as “old style.” Since then, Williamson has tried to bring the house back to life, most notably by boosting its mood with a sun-kissed yellow front door. “At first I was horrified because I thought the neighbors would hate me,” she says. “But I like it. It makes me feel really good.” Painting the front door a color that packs a punch is one of the quickest and easiest ways to change a house’s look and help it stand out from the rest. “It’s the difference between choosing classic red or something that has a little bit of fuchsia in it — something more like the color you love,” says Kate Smith, a Newport, R.I., color consultant. “Just that little bit of color can give you the lift that makes everything look better.” Smith — whose job includes advising everyone from paint companies to the film industry on color choices — says homeowners like Williamson are making the right move by making bland front doors bold. As the entryway to your home, a front door should be an attentiongetter, she says. “You want it to be the focal point,” she says. Emphasizing the front door can “improve the look of the entire house.” Smith tells people selling their homes that if they “can’t do anything else, put some time and energy into your front door.” The trick, however, is getting it right; it can be a fine line between bold, eye-catching color and neon that looks better on paper than on doors or walls. Smith advises choosing a frontdoor color that jibes with your home’s other features, starting with the style and color of the roof. The colors of fixed features, such as window grids, as well as trim and shutters should also be considered. So should a home’s architectural style. Derek Fielding, who oversees product development for the door manufacturer Therma-Tru, sees a trend toward colorful front doors and spiced-up entryways. “People don’t want that cookiecutter look that comes with having the same door that’s on everybody else’s house,” Fielding says. Besides adding color, homeowners are opting for doors with different textures, more ornamental detail and decorative glass, he says. “It’s all about curb appeal and perceived value,” Fielding says. “If you look at a neighborhood and every house has a six-panel door that is black, the one that is painted red is going to pop.” Smith says the most popular front-door colors this year among homeowners who want to make a statement are tropical blues, vibrant oranges, violet, mustards and plums. Those who want to perk things up but stay more subdued are choosing blues a notch brighter than navy, warm reds and classic grays, she says. Williamson worried initially that painting her door bright yellow was going to make her house “look like a bumblebee,” but that in fact “the lemon yellow is really nice,” particularly on gray days. “I just decided that if some people don’t like it, I don’t care,” Williamson says. “It makes me happy.”


By Paul Weideman The New Mexican

This is one of Santa Fe’s historic jewels. It’s also one that is easily viewed, especially if you want to stay there, because it’s a bed-and-breakfast inn. Or you can buy it and live there all the time. Located on East Buena Vista Street at the corner of Old Santa Fe Trail, it was the home of poet and essayist Witter Bynner for more than 40 years. It boasts handsome, extensive landscaping at the front, and plenty of parking, as well as 11 bedrooms. Robert Frost, who owns the property and runs the Inn of the Turquoise Bear Bed & Breakfast with his partner, Ralph Bolton, says the bones of the old house date to the 1830s. About 90 years later, owner Margretta Dietrich sold it to Bynner. He is best known for The Way of Life According to Lao Tzu, his 1944 version of the ancient MORE Chinese classic the Tao te HOME Ching, and for translations of This story first Chinese poetry. appeared in After Bynner died in 1968, Home, inside the building was used for The New Mexitwo decades as a dormitory can every first for St. John’s College. ConSunday of the nie Castañeda ran the Buena month and at Vista Art Center during her www.santafe ownership in the early 1990s. newmexican. In 1999 and 2000, the curcom/life/home. rent owners won heritagepreservation awards from both the city and state for sensitive restoration work. During the past five years, they remodeled and expanded the kitchen, which now has two Miele dishwashers and a new Amana range and Samsung refrigerator (one of two fridges). A new, on-demand water heater serves the kitchen and two bathrooms. They’re in the process of remodeling an upstairs bathroom in 1920s style. Some of the walls in the 6,959-square-foot adobe dwelling are 37 inches thick. The first of several additions made by Bynner was financed by the sale of works by another writer. “At a time when Bynner was writing for McClure’s Magazine, O. Henry gave him three unpublished short stories in payment for Bynner’s help getting published,” Frost said in an interview five years ago. “Witter Bynner sold those to pay for the construction of a central, second-story space. He called it the O. Henry Story.” The dining room and the front sitting room, which was Bynner’s library, have plank-on-viga ceilings painted a dark mahogany brown. The floors are Saltillo tile in the oldest part of the building, and wood and brick in the central and western sections. Ten of the 11 bedrooms are outfitted with traditional Northern New Mexico fogon fireplaces. Bynner and his partner, Robert Hunt, were renowned for their parties. Among those on the guest list were writers Willa Cather, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Robert Frost, W.H. Auden, Thornton Wilder, and Aldous Huxley; artists Willard Nash and Georgia O’Keeffe; actors Clara Bow, Rita Hayworth, and Errol Flynn; physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer; dancer/ choreographer Martha Graham; and composer Igor Stravinsky. More recently, people who have stayed at the Inn of the Turquoise Bear include Bea Arthur, Rufus Wainwright, and Peter, Paul & Mary. The property is 0.92 acres. Some of the landscaping, like the big spruce tree in front, dates to Bynner’s time. The property at 342 E. Buena Vista Street — which has a “Significant” status in the Downtown and Eastside Historic District — is listed by Deborah Bodelson and Cary Spier, Santa Fe Properties, for $2,299,000.

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Bold colors are becoming increasingly popular options for front doors. Color expert Kate Smith predicts we’ll see more homes with doors painted in tropical blues, energetic oranges and deep purples in 2014. AP/THERMA-TRU DOORS, BRAD FEINKNOPF 505.988.8088

304 ALEGRE $435,000 Fabulous Griffin Park condominium close to the Plaza. Saltillo tile, 2 kiva fireplaces, vigas. #201203907 ANN BRUNSON & ED SCHROEDER 505.690.7885

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1066 CAMINO SAN ACACIO $475,000 16 PIEDRAS NEGRAS $975,000 Nestled above Canyon Road this historic Eastside adobe A mantle of privacy envelopes this handsome, comfortable casita is perfect for the discerning buyer. #201305872 home on over 6 tree-covered acres. #201304480 WENDI ODAI 505.699.8823 SANTA FE REAL ESTATE CONSULTANTS 505.231.4046

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710 CANADA ANCHA $1,195,000 Immaculate Contemporary-style home in the gated community of Vista Canada Ancha. This residence features a dramatic great room, a chef’s kitchen, a spacious master suite and 3 guest bedrooms, plus an efficient office space. Stunning views.


90 TESUQUE RIDGE RANCH ROAD $4,800,000 Sited on a spectacular 5.8 acre lot is Hacienda de Las Hermanas, 8,100 sq ft of classic Mexican Colonial architecture. Phenomenal design and construction, intimate garden courtyards, portals and balconies overlooking a swimming pool & cabana.


DRIPPING SPRINGS RANCH $7,999,000 Located near Mountainair, the ranch features breathtaking views, over 6,700 acres, an office house, a 8,590 sq ft lodge with commercial kitchen, a caretaker’s home, and a 9,419 sq ft barn, a bunk house, and a 2,354 sq ft main house.


MONTE SERENO SUBDIVISION $15,000,000 Rare land opportunity. This 300 acre parcel is located minutes from the Plaza, and features irreplaceable development entitlements, 360 degree views and is sited within the City of Santa Fe. Imagine a 50, 100, or even 300 acre estate.

21 STAR SPLASH $1,195,000 Grandabon Farm is an incredible horse property 20 minutes from Santa Fe. This 40 acre offering is a fully functional and working equestrian facility. The main barn features 15 stalls with attached runs, automatic watering systems, and rubber flooring.

312 EAST BERGER STREET $1,095,000 Designed by John Gaw Meem, this historic home off Old Santa Fe Trail features high ceilings with clerestory windows, a graceful Pueblo-style center fireplace, nichos, and original classic oxblood concrete floors. 3BR, 2BA main house plus guesthouse.

27 WILDHORSE $1,050,000 Captivating 3BR, 3BA residence featuring regal living and dining spaces, an inviting kitchen, and bedrooms in two separate, very private wings. Nestled amid beautiful native vegetation and aspens with charming outdoor spaces.

450 RODEO ROAD $855,000 Great location at the south edge of the city limits. Lots of room to expand. Former use was a veterinary clinic. Future use could possibly be for boarding horses, a church, multifamily development, medical office, or live/work.

RICKY ALLEN 505.946.2855 #201306006

ASHLEY MARGETSON 505.984.5186 #201305991

RAY RUSH & TIM VAN CAMP 505.984.5117 #201305948

TEAM TIERRA 505.780.1157 #201305950

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2166 PASEO IGLESIAS $819,000 Custom Trey Jordan home in wooded setting with far reaching views. Home and gardens were designed with a Zen aesthetic, including a view deck, plus a covered outdoor dining area, and a peaceful garden and water feature.

3 TANO VIDA $730,000 Set privately in a wooded area off Tano Road, this 4BR, 3BA home envelops you with classic Santa Fe touches and plenty of rural charm. Flexible floor plan allows for attached rear area of home to be its own guest unit with nice common areas.

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645 1/2 PALACE AVENUE $550,000 Adobe Territorial-style home with attached guesthouse on 1/2 acre is original Santa Fe. Classic touches, prime situation and walking distance to Canyon Road and the Plaza. Burnish this rough diamond into a jewel.

34 CRESENCIO LANE $489,000 Private and secluded near the end of a lush lane with easy access to Santa Fe and Los Alamos, this 4.4 acre property features a main house, architect-designed guesthouse and a studio bordering a riparian cottonwood forest with views.

1066 CAMINO SAN ACACIO $475,000 Nestled above Canyon Road this Historic Eastside adobe casita is perfect for the discerning buyer. This special pied-àterre combines the charm of authentic Santa Fe living with modern conveniences.

2732 HERRADURA $419,000 Wonderful home on a large lot. Extensively remodeled including new kitchen cabinets, counters, appliances, and floors. 2-car garage, bonus family room plus a massive fenced backyard, all on a private cul-de-sac and conveniently located.

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NEW PRICE 226 CAMINO DEL NORTE $825,000 Beautiful adobe with room to expand and a very prestigious address. Massive lot, 5 minutes from the Plaza with crystal clear, unobstructed city and mountain views. Newly renovated bedrooms and kitchen.

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442 ACEQUIA MADRE, #3 $850,000 Located in the quaint Acequia Compound just blocks from Canyon Road, this 2BR, 2BA luxury condominium is beautifully appointed in Classic Pueblo style. The home combines the best of old time details with modern floor plan and amenities.



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2240 WEST ALAMEDA, #3 $329,000 Hip House…Loft-style Living. The spare lines of a Northern NM pitched-roof dwelling give way to a vibrant live/work interior. Features include 2BR, 2BA, 1,940 sq ft, 20’ pitched living room ceiling, and high windows that bring in light.

1538 AVENIDA DE LAS AMERICAS A, A&B $295,000 Centrally located end unit(s) duplex. Live in one and rent the other or use as investment property. Approximately 970 sq ft units. Both are 2BR, 1BA, located on a greenbelt with mountain views from the upstairs deck.

DAVID ROSEN & CHRISTOPHER ROCCA 505.954.0789 #201305898

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“All Things Real Estate” 12-2pm on 1260 KTRC-AM & KVSF101.5-FM Join show host and Associate Broker Rey Post and his guests for a holiday themed discussion of timely real estate issues impacting every home buyer, seller and owner. This Week’s Guests in the First Hour: Madeline McCue, General Manager & Pierre Cole, Production Manager, SERVPRO of Santa Fe Gene Butler, President, The Firebird Ron Blessey, Senior Mortgage Banker, Peoples Bank In the second hour of the show, join trust and estate planning professional Kathy Roberts and her guests for a discussion of important real estate issues. Listen via (click “Live Streaming” Button). For more information, call Rey 505.989.8900

557 ONATE PLACE $299,000 Terrific blend of old and new. Original house features 2BR, 1BA, wood floors, fireplace, and 9-ft ceilings. Architect designed addition also has 1BR, high ceiling with lots of light and 3/4BA. Good sized lot. CHARLES WEBER 505.954.0734 #201305297

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41 Violet Circle Family compound in Las Campanas with incredible

7 Sendero Centro Beautiful “turnkey” custom home and detached

views. Antique beams and doors, brick floors, private portales and outdoor kitchen. Grand Sala for entertaining. Three bedrooms in main residence. Three-car garage. Detached, duplex-able guest house with 1-car garage. $1,795,000 MLS# 201305736

guest casita located on one of the most premier sites in the Club Casitas area. Unobstructed sweeping views of the 18th fairways on two Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses, a lake and the Sandia and Ortiz Mountains. Handcrafted high-end finishes and exceptional details. $1,195,000 MLS# 201300298

17 Green Meadow Loop Immaculate, Surrounded by Views, Artist Studio - Las Campanas - Beautifully remodeled home with an open living area and big views to the west and east. Three bedroom suites, study, large studio. Wood floors, plastered walls, cherry wood cabinets. ‘Corn Maiden’ sculpture by Frank McGuire in the backyard is included. 3 br, 5 ba, 3,481 sq.ft., 3-car garage, 1.78 acres.


TARA EARLEY & NANCY LEHRER (505) 660-1734 • Sotheby’s International Realty • (505) 982-6207 417 East Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM

NANCY LEHRER (505) 490-9565 • Sotheby’s International Realty • (505) 982-6207 417 East Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM

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1145 East Alameda Charming 3 bedroom, 2.75 bath Eastside

14 Rising Moon This beautifully appointed 3BR, 4BA adobe home

hideaway with a spacious living/dining room with high ceilings and tall

on 2.42 acres in Las Campanas has amazing views, a spacious floorplan

14 Centaurus Ranch Road This classy townhome is where quality meets comfort. Beautifully updated, the home offers 1,800 sq.ft. of light-filled space on two levels with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The easy-flowing floor plan is great for entertaining and living alike, with an open living and dining room, as well as a spacious upstairs master suite with sitting/office area and balcony with views.



French doors looking out to a large courtyard. Cozy Country-style kitchen

with a gourmet kitchen, a luxurious master suite, a den, and 5 fireplaces.

with sitting area and kiva fireplace. $948,000 MLS# 201205178

$925,000 MLS# 201301196

MOO THORPE (505) 780-0310 • Sotheby’s International Realty • (505) 988-2533 326 Grant Avenue, Santa Fe, NM

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985 Agua Fria, Unit 107 This condo on a private lane just west of St. Francis is very special. Strong sense of supportive community, many of the 18 unit owners are full timers. 2 br, 2 ba, 1,182 sq.ft. Directions: St. Francis to Agua Fria, head west just past Franklin. Take a quick turn into a private lane, marked by signage 985 Agua Fria. $292,000 MLS# 201305704

JULIA GELBART (505) 699-2507 • Santa Fe Properties • (505) 982-4466 1000 Paseo de Peralta • Santa Fe, NM


La Tierra Nueva Perched atop the Caja del Rio plateau, with forever views of the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountains, La Tierra Nueva is a gated community with 78 lots ranging from 10 – 28 acres. Homeowners enjoy unparalleled serenity, peace and privacy in a rural environment. Equestrian friendly! Approximately 15 minutes from the Plaza. TARA EARLEY & NANCY LEHRER (505) 660-1734 • Sotheby’s International Realty • (505) 982-6207 417 East Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM

NANCY LEHRER (505) 490-9565 • Sotheby’s International Realty • (505) 982-6207 417 East Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM

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Assistance available to those who qualify. Stop by 7213 Rio del Luna to see our 3 new move-in-ready homes. Rincon del Sol is winner of 4 Parade of Homes awards, including Best Design. High performance and energy efficient for 45% savings in utilities. New Mexico GOLD rated. Low interest financing available with no mortgage insurance for qualified buyers. $214,900. PATRICE VON ESCHEN (505) 690-1811 • Homewise, Inc. • (505) 983-WISE (9473) 1301 Siler Road, Bldg. D

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7364 Avenida El Nido High energy efficiencies save you money. Stop in our model home and learn how Homewise can help you improve your credit, find the right resale or new home, and secure an affordable fixed-rate mortgage. Low interest financing available with no mortgage insurance for qualified buyers. New home plans starting at $212,900. PATRICE VON ESCHEN (505) 690-1811 • Homewise, Inc. • (505) 983-WISE (9473) 1301 Siler Road, Bldg. D

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FARMS & RANCHES 146.17 ACRES. 1 hour from Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Electricity, views of Sangre De Cristo Mnts and Glorieta Mesa. $675 per acre, 20 year owner financing. Toll Free 8 7 7 - 7 9 7 - 2 6 2 4

Cozy Cottage

In Pecos area, 3 beds, 1 bath on 6 treed acres. Panoramic views of Pecos Wilderness. Horses ok. Shared well. $199,000. JEFFERSON WELCH, 505-577-7001

LOTS & ACREAGE LEASE & OWN. ZERO DOWN! PAY EXACTLY WHAT OWNER PAYS: $1200 includes mortgage, taxes, insurance, maintenance (HOA). ZIA VISTA’S LARGEST 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH CONDO. Save thousands. Incredible "Sangre" views. 505-204-2210


Quaint Southside Townhome

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2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH RANCHO SIRINGO ROAD, fenced yard, fireplace, laundry facility on-site. $725 month. One Month Free Rent, No Application Fees.


MEDICAL DENTAL RETAIL OFFICE. 5716 sq.ft. Allegro Center, 2008 St. Michaels Drive, Unit B. George Jimenez, owner-broker. 505-470-3346

Just Reduced! 3 beds, 2 baths, over 1,600 square feet, kiva fireplace, tile floors, large gameroom or office, convenient location, only $220,000. Jefferson Welch, 505-577-7001


Chamisa Management Corp. 988-5299

CORONADO CONDOMINIUMS for Rent, 1 bedroom $600 monthly, 2 Bedroom $675 monthly, $400 deposit. 505-465-0057 or 505-690-7688 COZY STUDIO, $750 monthly, $500 deposit, includes utilities, washer, dryer. Saltillo tile, great views. No Smoking or Pets. CALL 505-231-0010. OFFICE/ STUDIO NEAR RAILYARD Can also be used as u n f u r n i s h e d a p a r t m e n t . $900 monthly. All utilities included. Reserved parking. Call 505-471-1238 additional details.

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RARE 2.3 ACRE LOT. CountryConvenient to Town. Arroyo Hondo West. Spectacular Views. Hiking, Biking, and Riding Trail. $125,000. Jennifer, 505-204-6988.


MANUFACTURED HOMES RE Substantial Renovation in 2006. Zoned BCD (Business Capitol District) Approximately 29,511 square feet - East Marcy, East Palace Subdistrict.


157 HORNEY TOAD ROAD CERRILLOS 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths 1,500 SF Home



Agent: Rachael Baca Logic Real Estate 505-310-4929

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Office, retail, gallery, hospitality, residential, etc. Pueblo style architecture, computer controlled HVAC, cat 6, water catchment, brick and carpet flooring, Cummins diesel back-up electricity generator, multiple conference rooms, vault, climate controlled server room, power conditioners, privacy windows, double blinds on windows, break room, outdoor break area, executive offices, corporate reception, close proximity to restaurants, parking garages and the convention center. Paved parking for 100+ spaces. Parking ratio = 1:275 which includes the offsite parking across the street.

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APARTMENTS UNFURNISHED 1 BEDROOM DOW NTOW N, Freshly remodeled classic Santa Fe adobe, private yard, brand new finishes. $749 month. One Month Free Rent, No Application Fees.

Chamisa Management Corp. 988-5299

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1 BEDROOM. Walled yard, off St. Francis. Plenty of parking. $600 monthly plus split utilities, deposit. No pets. 505-901-8195

Alicia Morrison, New Mexico Qualifying Broker #17970 REDUCED PRICES! 3 bedroom, 2 bath plus 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. $380,000. 5600 sq. ft. warehouse, $280,000. 505-470-5877 505-470-5877



2 BEDROOM, 1 bath. Tile floors, washer, dryer. In town country setting. Off West Alameda. $850 monthly plus utilities. 575-430-1269

2029 CALLE LORCA (January move in , 12 Mo. Lease, required for special)

813 CAMINO DE MONTE REY: Live-in Studio. Full kitchen, bath. $680, gas, water paid. 1425 PASEO DE PERALTA, 1 bedroom, full kitchen, bath. Tile. Free laundry. $735 utilities paid. No Pets! 505-471-4405



A 1 Bedroom Apt. $0 Security Deposit For Qualified Applicants & No deposit required for Utilities, Ask me How!!

2 STUDIO APARTMENTS near 10,000 Waves. 1,000 sq.ft. Tile floor, kiva fireplace, newly remodled, large fenced yard, covered patio, washer, dryer. $925 monthly.

Ring in the New Year with extra cash in your pocket! Las Palomas Apartments offers affordable, spacious 2 Bedrooms & Studios that make your hard-earned dollars go farther. Come see the changes we’ve made! Call 888-4828216 today for a tour. Se habla español.




3 bedroom, 2 full bath, dead end street. $1,200 monthly. $800 deposit. 1 year lease. No pets. Call, 505-9821255. (3) 2.5 Acre Lots, Senda Artemisia, Old Galisteo Road, Close to town. Easy building sites. Views, utilities, shared well. Owner financing. No Mobile homes. $119,700- $129,700 each. Greg. 505-690-8503, Equity Real Estate.

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


Deposit required, 6 month lease. Tenant pays propane. 505-983-6681.


FOR SALE OR LEASE- Great opportunity! 3 building Showroom, warehouse, office space. 7,000 to 27,480 SqFt. All or part. Fantastic location1590 Pacheco Street. Qualified HubZone, Zoned I-2. Contact David Oberstein: 505-986-0700


750 sq.ft. Tile floors, fenced yard with covered patio. $730 monthly.

For Sale or Lease. 4000 square feet. Open space. Ample parking. $550,000. Lease $4000 monthly. 505-699-0639.

Now Showing Rancho Viejo Townhome $232,500


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CONDOSTOWNHOMES DOS SANTOS, one bedroom, one bath, upper level, upgraded, reserve parking. $800 Western Equities, 505-982-4201 NICE 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE. 1.5 bath. Washer, dryer. Non-smoking. No pets. $825 plus utilities. Unfurnished. Calle De Oriente Norte. Year lease. 505-983-4734

RANCHO SANTOS, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, pretty unit, 2nd story, 1 car garage. $1000. Western Equities, 505-982-4201.


WALKING TRAILS, dog park, water, trash PU pd. 2 story, 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath, kiva FP, laundry room 1340 SF +2 car gar. $1350. mo. Small pet? 505-757-2133



UTILITIES INCLUDED. Fi r e p l a c e , private patio. Sunny, Quiet. Offstreet parking. Non-smoking. No pets. 505-685-4704

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

COMMERCIAL WAREHOUSE SPACE WITH BIG GARAGE DOOR. Ideal for storage. Includes heat, security and auto wrought iron gate with plenty of parking. 1550 Square feet, $ 900.00 plus utilities. Month of December Free. The sooner you move in the better the savings. Year lease No Live In Please call 505-231-3512, visit 7504 Avenger Way Ste C or email.

EASTSIDE, WALK TO CANYON ROAD! Furnished, short-term vacation home. Walled .5 acre, mountain views, fireplace, 2 bedroom, washer, dryer. Private. Pets okay. Large yard. 970-626-5936. LA BARBARIA, Avail. 1, 1. Furnished 2 bedroom in trees. Seek caring, quiet non-smoker. $1250 INCLUDES UTILITIES. 781-259-8879,

HOUSES UNFURNISHED 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. COUNTRY LIVING, Southside 1 Bedroom, with loft. Part of duplex. $600 monthly plus utilities. 505-929-1278



202 E. MARCY STREET SANTA FE Substantial Renovation in 2006. Zoned BCD (Business Capitol District) Approximately 29,511 square feet — East Marcy/East Palace Subdistrict. Office, retail, gallery, hospitality, residential, etc. Pueblo style architecture, computer controlled HVAC, cat 6, water catchment, brick and carpet flooring, Cummins diesel back-up electricity generator, multiple conference rooms, vault, climate controlled server room, power conditioners, privacy windows, double blinds on windows, break room, outdoor break area, executive offices, corporate reception, close proximity to restaurants, parking garages and the convention center. Paved parking for 100+ spaces. Parking ratio = 1:275 which includes the off-site parking across the street.

JOHN HANCOCK 505-470-5604

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


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




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Housecleaning, garage cleaning, hauling trash. Cutting Trees, Flagstone Patios, Driveways, Fencing, Yard Work, Stucco, Tile.. Greg, Nina, 920-0493. YOUR HEALTH MATTERS. We use natural products. 20 years exper ence, Residential & offices. Reliable. Excellent references. Licensed & Bonded. Eva, 505-919-9230. Elena. 505-946-7655

TRINO’S AFFORDABLE Construction all phases of construction, and home repairs. Licensed. 505-9207583


Heating, Plumbing, Electrical specialist. Reasonable rates. Includes mobile homes. 505-310-7552.

Dry Pinon & Cedar

Free Kindling, Delivery & Stack. 140.00 pick up load.



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

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

ROOFING ALL-IN-ONE ROOF LEAKING REPAIR & MAINTENANCE. Complete Landscaping. Yard Cleaning & Maintenance. Gravel Driveway. New & Old Roofs. Painting. Torch Down, Stucco. Reasonable Prices! References Available. Free Estimates. 505-603-3182.

ALL TYPES . Metal, Shingles, Composite torch down, Hot Mop, Stucco, Plaster. Free Estimates! Call Ismael Lopez at 505-670-0760.



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12:00PM-3:00PM - 14 Centaurus Ranch Road - This classy Aldea townhome is where quality meets comfort. Beautifully updated, the home offers approximately 1,800 sq.ft. of light-filled space on two levels with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and views! $344,500. MLS 201304103. (599 Bypass to Aldea Avenida Aldea right at 4 way stop sign on Camino Botanica just left on E via Plaza Nueva on Centaurus Ranch Rd.) Rachel Rosebery 505-988-7285 Coldwell Banker Trails West Realty, LTD.

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1:00PM-3:00PM - Las Melodias at Las Campanas Luxury new home construction in Las Campanas starting in the $400,000’s. Las Melodias offers six modern living plans from 1,782 square feet to 2,498 square feet with three distinctive architectura $500,000. MLS 201304380. (599 to Camino La Tierra then to Las Campanas Drive. Paseo Aragon to Las Melodias) Roger Carson, Carson & Carson 505-699-8759 Carson & Carson at Keller Williams.



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R-39 2:00PM-4:00PM - 372 Calle Loma Norte - Immaculately maintained and beautifully remodeled 3886 sqft. 4 bed/4 bath multi-level home sited on a 1.07 acre lot including separate office and wine room. Great home for entertaining. $724,900. MLS 201305584. (Old Taos Highway to Calle Loma Norte, turn left to 372 Calle Loma Norte.) Michael D’Alfonso 505-670-8201 Barker Realty.

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W-34 1:00PM-3:00PM - 118 Pine Street - Casa Solana Gem has been polished to perfection with newly updated bath & kitchen to make this classic home a "must see" Santa Fe home. Close to downtown, restaurants, the dog park and the Riverwalk. $339,000. MLS 201305932. (3 br, 1 ba, West on Alameda, North on Pine St.) Melissa Chambers 505-660-7302 Santa Fe Properties.




1:00PM-3:30PM - 34 Cresencio Lane - Private and secluded near the end of a lush lane with easy access to Santa Fe and Los Alamos, this 4.4 acres property features a main house, architect-designed guest house & studio. $489,000. MLS 201303618. (Hwy 285 N; at 503 intersection. Turn left (CR103), follow to Cresencio Lane.) MaryJoy Ford 505-577-0177 Sotheby’s International Realty.

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1:00PM-3:30PM - 2166 Paseo Iglesias - Custom Trey Jordan home in wooded setting with far reaching views. Home and gardens were designed with a Zen aesthetic, including a view deck, plus a covered outdoor dining area and a peaceful garden. $819,000. MLS 201305164. (Hyde Park Road, right at Hyde Park Estates (La Entrada), right on Paseo Primero, left on Paseo Del Monte, left on Paseo Iglesias, house is on the left.) Jim DeVille 505-690-4815 Sotheby’s International Realty.

1:00PM-3:00PM - 233 Rodriguez Street - Significant Price Adjustment. One block No. of Palace Ave. Attractive, restored Adobe single level 1838 SF with Adobe guest/studio fully equipped , 1/4 AC , ample parking with West views. $650,000. MLS 201304086. (East Palace Avenue to Armillo St to Hillside to Rodrigues, follow signs.) Kristina Lindstrom 505-557-9060 Barker Realty.

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Y-36 2:00PM-4:00PM - 557 Onate Place - Terrific blend of old and new. Original house is 2BR 1BA, wood floors, fireplace, 9-ft ceilings. Architect designed addition also has 1BR, high ceiling with lots of light and 3/4BA. Good sized lot. $299,000. MLS 201305297. (From St. Francis, turn west on Agua Fria. Onate is first left.) Charles Weber 505-670-9377 Sotheby’s International Realty.

DD-33 1:00PM-4:00PM - 1918 Hopewell Street - Colorful & unique! Live/Work condo, open concept living/dining/kitchen, wood floors. Mountain view from upper floor. Ground floor studio. Perfectly maintained. $199,000. MLS 201200069. (St Michaels to 5th Street, corner of 5th & Hopewell.) Tai Bixby/Laura Casa 505-5773524 Keller Williams.


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12:00PM-4:30PM - 7213 Rio del Luna - Come see our three move-in-ready new-construction homes, and find out why our homes rate high in quality performance and energy efficiency. Move-in ready from $249,900. Plans start at $214,900. (Located near the Santa Fe Country Club. From Airport Road, turn on Paseo del Sol WEST, then turn right at Plaza Central. Turn left on Contenta Ridge to the model home.) Patrice Von Eschen 505-6901811 Homewise, Inc.

12:00PM-2:00PM - 153 West Zia - Classic home reminiscent of a Mexican Hacienda in Sol y Lomas with a guest casita and plenty of land with views. $549,000. MLS 201304171. (4 br, 3 ba, Old Pecos Trail to West Zia, house is on right.) Melissa Adair 505-699-9949 Santa Fe Properties.

12:00PM-4:30PM - 7364 Avenida El Nido - Brand-new home in Las Palomas development of Tierra Contenta. Stop in to find out how Homewise can help you buy the perfect resale or new home for you. New home plans starting at $212,900. (From Airport Road, turn onto Paseo del Sol WEST. Turn right on Jaguar Road to the dead end, then turn right on Avenida El Nido. Model homes are on the right on Avenida El Nido.) Patrice Von Eschen 505690-1811 Homewise, Inc.

1:00PM-3:00PM - 2323 Old Arroyo Chamiso Road Exquisite northern New Mexico pitched-roof home with views of two mountain ranges and city lights. Close to restaurants, schools, shopping and the hospital. Easy access to I-25. $1,100,000. MLS 201303862. (3 br, 3 ba, Old Pecos Trail, right on West Zia, left on Old Arroyo Chamiso Road.) Sharon Macdonald 505-660-5155 Santa Fe Properties.

1:00PM-2:30PM - 52A Paseo Del Pinon - Gorgeous adobe & frame home perched in the hills - 3+BD/3BA + Guest house or studio w/ spectacular views! All the Santa Fe details you’d expect & outdoor spaces all around to capture the views! $659,700. MLS 201304657. (Over 5 acres, horses OK, gated cul-de sac. Old Las Vegas HiWay, right on Seton Village Rd, to 1st left onto Paseo Del Pinon then 2nd left, Camino Brisa 1st home on right.) Richard Anderson 505-670-9293 Keller Williams Realty Santa Fe.



1:00PM-4:00PM - 1928 Morris Place, Santa Fe, NM Extraordinary high end features at an affordable price. High ceilings, vigas, plaster walls, master suite on ground level, 1900 sf, big shade trees, aspens, large stuccoed storage shed, privacy. $325,000. MLS 201305812. (Cerrillos Road to St. Michaels, to right on Llano, left on Aspen, Right on Morris Place.) Anna Vanderlaan 505-216-0761 Keller Williams Realty.


1:00PM-3:00PM - 1066 Camino San Acacio - Nestled above Canyon Road this Historic Eastside adobe casita is perfect for the discerning buyer. This special piedà-terre combines the charm of authentic Santa Fe living with modern conveniences. $475,000. MLS 201305872. (Acequia Madre to Camino Don Miguel, left on Camino San Acacio.) Wendi Odai 505-699-8823 Sotheby’s International Realty.


QQ-47 1:00PM-3:30PM - 77 Cibola Circle - Discover the magic of this original green home close in just off Old Las Vegas Highway. Comfortable, versatile and very economical as well. Large fenced areas surround the house and yards. $525,000. MLS 201302734. (4 br, 2 ba, Old Las Vegas Highway east to Cibola Circle) David Woodard 505920-2000 Santa Fe Properties.




R-60 1:00PM-3:00PM - 122 Mejor Lado - Newly completed! Lit pilaster entry to lovely open-plan, split bedroom design, coved viga ceilings, large study. Sweeping mountain views, paved cul-de-sac, nat. gas & community water. A Wow! $565,000. MLS 201305092. (3 br, 2 ba, West on Avenida Eldorado, left on Ave de Compadres, right on Mejor Lado (paved) right on cul-de-sac.) Sue Garfitt 505577-2007 Santa Fe Properties.

OTHER 1:00PM-4:30PM - 71 State Road 570 - Rafting Capital of NM! Pilar: 3100 sq ft+/- & 1+ acre by the Rio Grande. Rental income, 3 BD, 4BA, deck w/ view of river, rustic to sophisticated! For rent, too. Holiday refreshments! $359,000. MLS 201203967. (Highway 68 N. towards Taos, left on State Road 570 at Pilar Yacht Club, go 0.7 miles, turn right in driveway across from bridge. Barker sign in yard. Hour to Santa Fe, 15 min to Taos.) Barbara Graham 505-470-2081 Barker Realty.

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THE CHAMPAGNE APPLE HOUSE! 209 W ALICANTE One of the only properties in Santa Fe with two genuine Champagne Apple Trees. The wonderful open and sunny floor plan is ideal for entertaining, and the updated kitchen has custom tinwork cabinet fronts. There are four bedrooms, plus two living areas and two perfect office spaces or studios, and the flexible floor plan can accommodate guests, large parties or a homebased business. A wine storage area stays cool year round. The completely private, amazing half-acre landscaped lot with its own bridge over a creek bed, and the park-like backyard has more than 30 healthy and happy pinon trees, plus pear and plum trees, too! There is abundant storage and closet space, even a ski closet. The UV coating on the living room windows helps prevent furniture fade. Roof warranty. Furniture package available. No HOA. 4 br, 3 ba, 3,745 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 0.5 acre. MLS #201305705

Offered At $599,000 AMBER HASKELL 505.470.0923 · LISA SMITH 505.570.5770 · SANTA FE PROPERTIES 505.982.4466 ·

EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY ON THE EASTSIDE 1127 OLD SANTA FE TRAIL Visionaries Take Note – an exceptional opportunity to transform this Eastside enclave into an estate of the highest caliber. This prestigious Old Santa Fe Trail address is located in the sweet spot of Santa Fe’s Upper Eastside across from Santa Fe’s Museum Hill and proximate to the intersection with Camino del Monte Sol. Walled courtyards and mature landscaping surround a 2,120 sq ft main house, a charming, remodeled 1,430 sq ft guesthouse, an oversized 3-car garage, plus a 450 sq ft freestanding studio. Private and remarkably quiet compound on 1.2 acres. MLS# 201304058

Offered at $875,000 CHRIS WEBSTER 505.780.9500 SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 505.988.2533


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sfnm«classifieds HOUSES UNFURNISHED 2BR, 1BA newly remodeled, quaint adobe home in private compound. Available now. Washer, dryer, off street parking. Columbia St. $1050 monthly. 505-983-9722.


COZY CONDO WITH MANY UPGRADES 2 bedroom, 1 bath, kiva fireplace, washer, dryer, granite counters $850 plus utilities DESIRABLE NAVA ADE COMMUNITY 3 bedroom, plus library, 2.5 bath, 2 car garage, washer, dryer, enclosed backyard, 2 wood burning fireplaces, $1600 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

A-Poco Self Storage 2235 Henry Lynch Rd Santa Fe, NM 87507 505-471-1122 12x24 for Only $195.00. Call to reserve yours Today!!! WORK STUDIOS COMMERCIAL WAREHOUSE SPACE WITH BIG GARAGE DOOR. Ideal for storage. Includes heat, security, wrought iron gate with plenty of parking. 1550 Square feet, $ 900.00 plus utilities. Month of December Free. The sooner you move in the better the savings. Year lease No Live In Please call 505-216-1649, visit 7504 Avenger Way Ste C or email.


CHARMING AND CENTRALLY LOCATED 3 bedroom, 1 bath, wood & tile floors, enclosed backyard, additional storage on property $1050 plus utilities

WALKING DISTANCE TO SHOPPING 2 bedroom, plus loft, 1 bath, granite counter tops, upgraded washer, dryer, 2 car garage $1200 plus utilities CHARMING CONDO 2 bedroom, 2 bath, granite counters, washer, dryer, upgraded appliances, access to all amenities $975 plus utilities SPACIOUS HOME IN DESIRABLE NEIGHBORHOOD 3 bedroom, 2 bath, fireplace, washer, dryer hook-up, large fenced in backyard, 2 car garage $1200 plus utilities 5 PLEX CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON CAMINO CAPITAN this unit is a one bedroom loft, fireplace, and fenced back yard $650 plus utilities $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 BEAUTIFUL 3, 2, 2 Walled backyard, corner lot, all appliances, Rancho Viejo. Owner Broker, Available January 1. $1590 monthly. 505-780-0129

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Transportation Supervisor Full-time position coordinating transportation services for SF Children’s Services Head Start program. Duties include vehicle maintenance and transportation staff scheduling and supervision. Requires CDL with P and S endorsement.


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






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OFFICES $975 PLUS UTILITIES, OFFICE SUITE, GALISTEO CENTER . Two bright, private offices plus reception area, kitchenette, bathroom. Hospital proximity. 518-672-7370


GREAT RETAIL SPACE! Water Street Store Front Brokers Welcome. Call Southwest Asset Management, 505-988-5792.


Great location and parking! $500 monthly includes utilities, cleaning, taxes and amenities. Move in incentives!

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Home Health Aide Part-time position working 20 hours a week with Community Home Health Care & The Hospice Center. Must be graduate of Nurse Aide program or have exper in direct patient care in institutional setting or with home health, hospice agency.

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CENTER SUPERVISOR II Full-time with Head Start program.


TEACHER I Full-time with Head Start program or working 20, 30 or 40 hours per week with Early Head Start.

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1) BILINGUAL COORDINATOR K-6. FT position starts immediately. NM license and bilingual endorsement required. Prefer MA and experience with elementary bilingual programs. 2) EARLY CHILDHOOD EA. Must hold or obtain NM EA license. FT starts in January. Resume and cover letter by email only: Turquoise Trail Charter School.

TEACHER ASSISTANT Full-time with Head Start program.

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WEB CONTENT - Social Media Coordinator for established business to develop maintain outstanding global online presence. 3-years experience. Email resume:

ACCOUNTING EXPERIENCED BILINGUAL TAX PREPARER WANTED . Must have prior experience and be willing to work Saturdays. Directax 505-473-4700.

ADMINISTRATIVE Accounting associate Needed for a fast-paced, dynamic Santa Fe company. Primary role is to contribute to the productivity, efficiency and effectiveness of the Accounting Department. Specific duties include processing A/P, A/R using fund accounting; and servicing loans. Homewise is looking for an energetic, selfstarter, who is solution oriented and able to work independently with little or no supervision. Must have strong customer service skills; demonstrated strong computer skills; and be highly organized with strict attention to detail. Three years experience in an accounting function or a college degree in accounting is required. Competitive compensation package. EOE. Send resume and cover letter to

Furnished. AC. No pets, nonsmoking. 6 month lease minimum. $6500 monthly plus utilities. $14500 deposit. 203-481-5271

SOUTH CAPITAL, 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Cozy fireplace, wood floors, bright kitchen, washer, dryer, small yard. Desirable, quiet neighborhood. $1,250 plus utilities. 505-989-9631.

Year round positions available working with either Head Start (children ages 3 to 5) or Early Head Start (children ages birth to 5)



PUEBLOS DEL S O L - 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 car garage home for rent. 1,650 ft. Radiant heat, evaporative cooling, media room, laundry room, washer and dryer hookups, landscaped yard. $1,500 + utilities + $1,000 deposit. Call Eric: 505-6601185.



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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. 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. 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


BRAND NEW HOUSE. 1700 sq.ft. 3 bedroom. 2.5 bath, garage. $1,300 monthly. Deposit. No pets. Available January. 2014. Call, 505-469-2888.

NEAR ZIA & YUCCA, 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Garage, yard, new carpet. $1215, deposit $1000. Non-smoking. 505-473-0013

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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 QUIET AND FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD 3 bedroom, 2 bath, fireplace, AC, 2 car garage, enclosed backyard, washer, dryer, $1200 plus utilities



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AN EXTRA LARGE UNIT BLOWOUT SPECIAL. Airport Cerrillos Storage. UHaul. Cargo Van. 505-474-4330.

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FAMILY SERVICES ASSISTANT Full-time position working with families of Head Start students. Bilingual English, Spanish preferred.

Adaptive P.E. Teacher Needed Education, Training Experience: Current New Mexico Teaching license. Must have a SPED Teaching license with endorsement in P.E. Please apply to: EOE COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS of NM (CISNM) is seeking Full-Time SITE C O O R D I N A T O R S to help redress student dropout in Santa Fe Public Schools through the nationally recognized Communities In Schools integrated student services framework. Working in partnership with a school principal, the CISNM Site Coordinator is responsible for the overall planning and management of CISNM operations at their assigned CISNM school site. Bilingual SpanishEnglish required. Experience working with children and or youth in an educational setting, strong interpersonal and organization skills are essential. Education requirements: Bachelor’s degree and demonstrated relevant equivalent experience in education, social work or related field. Please submit cover letter, resume and 3 references to by January 1, 2014

OPERATIONQUALITY ASSURANCE MANGER: Full-time, preferred experience: DD waiver Program, Q.A. processes, compliance activities. Contact R-Way, 505-471-4433, for information. RECEPTIONIST FOR 2014 TAX SEASON. Must have computer skills and willing to work on Saturdays. C a ll Directax 505-473-4700.

SECRETARY SENIOR PRIMARY P U R P O S E : Performs a variety of secretarial duties for the Teen Court of Santa Fe County Program which requires exercising independent judgment. Relieves supervisory officials of routine administrative details. Salar $12.5962 hourly - $18.8943 hourly. For a complete job description go to or call 505-9889880. Position closes December 31, 2013.

TEEN COURT COORDINATOR Primary Purpose: Responsible for coordinating and enhancing the Teen Court Program for Santa Fe County. Salary: $16.1240 hourly - $24.1860 hourly. For a complete job description go to or Contact 505-992-9880. Position closes: December 30, 2013 THE SANTA Fe Opera is hiring a Production Assistant-Purchasing A g e n t. BA in Theatre Production or comparable professional experience. Acounting, omputer skills, knowledge of shop tools and materials. See application information at E-mail to

BARBER BEAUTY HONEST, RELIABLE, CARING, person with a passion for your profession. Must have clientele, provide references. 505-455-7623 (leave message).

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Dental Clinics seek General Dentist at the following locations: Familia Dental ROS LLC (Roswell, NM), Familia Dental Clovis LLC (Clovis, NM), Familia Dental HOB LLC (Hobbs, NM) to diagnose and treat diseases, injuries and malformations of teeth and gums and provide preventative and corrective services. Dental License Required. Multiple Open Positions. Please send hard copy Resume and cover letter to Familia Development LLC - ATTN: Vito Losuriello, 2050 East Algonquin Road, Ste. 601, Schaumburg, IL 60173. Please include the office location you wish to apply for in the cover letter. PROFESSIONAL HOME HEALTH CARE SEEKING EXPERIENCED




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Children’s Behavioral Health program seeks full time Therapist with clinical experience working with children 0-6. LISW/LPCC, NM Licensure. Must have dependable transportation for home visitation. Bilingual strongly preferred.

Eye Associates of New Mexico is the largest ophthalmology and optometry practice in the Southwest. We currently have the above-listed positions open at our Santa Fe Clinic and Optical Shop. Some positions require travel between our Northern New Mexico locations, please check the listing. To learn more about these positions and our organization, see the expanded information on Please send resume and cover letter stating the specific POSITION and LOCATION for which you are applying to: Eye Associates of New Mexico, 8801 Horizon Blvd. NE #360, Albuquerque, NM 87113 Attn: Human Resources; fax to (800) 548-5213 or email to No phone calls please. Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug-FreeWorkplace.

PART TIME WE NEED a reliable, strong, hardworking, person who is experienced with the handling of horses and their management to work 2 days a week at a very active equestrian facility. The work involves cleaning stalls, turning horses out and bringing them in, blanketing, watering, bringing hay into the barn. It also requires you to be familiar with a John Deere tractor. Applicant should be detailed oriented and be able to speak and read English. Please contact: Andrea 505-690-2082.

Therapist, Clinician: Santa Fe Community Infant Program. Infant, parent mental health program seeks Full-Time therapist. Clinical experience working with children. Bilingual preferred. LISW/LPCC, NM Licensure. Dependable transportation for home visitation. Fax (505) 747-0421 or

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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.

2014 Pet Calendar for $5! 100% of sales donated to SFAS.


POSITION AVAILABLE: Extension Associate I (non-tenure track). Cooperative Extension Service, NMSU. Position located in Alcalde, NM serving the Northern & Southern Pueblos. Bachelor’s degree in hand by hire date in an Agricultural field with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Must have valid driver’s license, personal auto required, reimbursed at IRS rates. Position contingent upon continued funding. Application must be submitted online by: 1/17/2014. For complete job description, qualifications and application process visit: CES. Posting #17109.

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PART TIME MACHINE ATTENDANT No Prior Machine Experience Required. Responsible for loading material, and cleaning, of production equipment. Collecting and stacking down of press, bindery, and inserted papers, Keeps all production equipment supplied with the correct materials to keep machine running at maximum efficiency. Must be able to communicate well with co workers and stand for prolonged periods with repetitive bending and lifting of 20 pounds and the ability to occasionally lift up to 75 pounds. This is an entry level position with opportunities to advance to full time employment with benefits as well as advancing to other positions in the production department. Shifts will vary based on availability, but will most likely be evening, night positions. Other full time positions also available in the department for qualified candidates with a mechanical or manufacturing background.

ANTIQUES GULF GAS PUMP. Original condition with all parts, circa 1940 with local history. A real must see! $800 OBO. 505-982-9850. OLD FASHIONED wooden telephone booth with phone. Circa 1940 with local history. Must see to appreciate! $800. 505-982-9850.

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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P O M E R A N I A N PUPPIESTEACUP: White Male, $800; Black Female, $700; TOY: Silver- Black male, $800. Registered.

KIDS STUFF LIKE NEW. Rugged suspension brake . Fast,two step folding for stow and go portability. Perfect for running, walking, and trails. $250 6993731

MISCELLANEOUS A GOOD heavy Safe $400.00 OBO 28" X 22" X 22 Call 505-471-0007

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.

POODLE PUPPIES- TEACUP: Cream Female, $450; TOYS: Cream Female & Male, $400. Docked tails, 2nd shots. SHIH-TZU PUPPY, female, $450. 505901-2094

FAROLITOS. $7 per dozen pick up, $9 per dozen delivered. 505-660-2583.


KALCO VINE over island kitchen pot hanger, light with pot hooks. Each fixture is individually made. $700+ new. $400 505-699-3731 LeClerc Nilus II Countermarch 4 Harness Loom. $1000. Sells for $2700. new. One Owner-perfect condition. Includes bench, warping board and many extras. 505-281-0109 (Sandia Park, NM)

R.C. GORMAN - "Earth Child St. II" Lithograph. 1979, signed and numbered. excellent condition. Current apprasal value is $7,680. One owner. Asking $4,700. 505-988-4343.

BUILDING MATERIALS PLYWOOD. CABINET GRADE. 4’x8’ sheets. Never used. Different thicknesses. 505-983-8448


986-3000 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.

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


ELABORATE WOOL PERSIAN TRIBAL RUG. Very plush. 5’3"x13’10". $999 OBO. 808-346-3635. New repo Eames Chair and Ottoman, black leather still in the box. $750. 505-474-2866 or 505-4900695. SOUTHWESTERN RUSTIC ARMOIRE. It measures 85"Hx50"Wx26"D. 4 drawers. Location Espanola. $600 OBO. 505-470-3380, can send photos.


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Steel Building Allocated Bargains 40x60 on up We do deals Source# 18X 505-349-0493

TRADES Shawn’s Chimney Sweep Accepting applications for Chimney cleaning and installers.Clean driving record, Experience a plus. 505-474-5857.

SECRETARY DESK, 3 drawers, adjustable shelves, 2 doors with inside shelves. Very good condition. $425 OBO. 505-474-8291

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CALL 986-3000 AKC AKITAS, adorable, playful, bear like pups for sale. 6 weeks old, $500. 3 males, 4 females, white, black, brindle. 505-490-3523.

PUREBRED GERMAN Shepherd, CKC Registered. 4 pups. 8 weeks old, $300 each. First shots. Sire & Dame on site. 505-681-3244

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY 15 YEARS in business in Santa Fe with a great client base for the future. Past sales years have gross sales up to 4 million with close to 500K net. Please email for more info on the company. We are not on market yet so confidentially is important for our continued operation.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES EIGHT NORTHERN INDIAN PUEBLOS COUNCIL, INC. - A LOCAL EMPLOYER OF EXCELLENCE NAMBE HEADSTART Lead Teacher: (Immediate Opening) • Will provide individual and family therapy, group, psychotherapy, substance abuse counseling, mental health/substance abuse evaluations, case management, etc. • Implement Creative Curriculum , administer diagnostic testing, etc. • Must have AD or BA in Early Childhood Education or related field. TAOS BUTTERFLY HEALING CENTER The Butterfly Healing Center is a 25 bed facility that delivers residential treatment services for adolescents. This is a male/female center for chemical dependence, dysfunctional family behaviors, cross-cultural problems and a full range of addiction. Opening in January, 2014 Counselor, LADAC: (Immediate Openings) • Provide substance abuse counseling, mental health/substance abuse evaluations, case management, etc. • Must be licensed in the State of NM as a LADAC Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner: (Immediate Opening) • Conduct Nursing Assessments and mental status exams. • Collaborate as a team member in Treatment meetings. • Perform H&P, discharge summaries, prescribes or recommends medication. • A Mstrs in Nursing, currently licensed in NM, experience required CIRCLE OF LIFE PROGRAM Family Therapist: (Immediate Opening in Espanola) • Will provide individual and family therapy, group, psychotherapy, substance abuse counseling, mental health/substance abuse evaluation, case management, etc. • Masters in counseling, psychology or social work. • Must be licensed in the State of NM as an LMSW, LISW, LPCC, LMHC or Ph.D. GENEROUS BENEFITS PACKAGE: ALL EMPLOYEE MEDICAL PREMIUMS PAID, EMPLOYER MATCH 401K, PTO, AND MUCH MORE! Employment with ENIPC requires a valid NM State Driver License and must be insurable under ENIPC’s auto insurance. All required certificates and licensures must be valid and current prior to employment. Positions close when filled, unless otherwise noted. Send resume to: or 505.747.1599 (fax) 505.747.1593 (office) ENIPC ensures Native American Preference ENIPC, Inc. is a Drug Free Workplace. *Drug testing and criminal background check completed prior to employment*

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER The New Mexico Lottery Authority is seeking applications for its vacant Chief Executive Officer position. The CEO provides leadership for all aspects of the Lottery and is expected to carry out its objectives and overall statutory mission with a view toward maximizing net revenues for its beneficiaries. The CEO establishes and directs the organization’s day-to-day operating strategy and plan. While this individual serves at the pleasure of the Board, it also acts as a liaison to the Governor, Legislature, other governmental entities, external providers of goods and services, retailers, the public, as well as the employees. Executive experience is required as a manager or leader of another lottery or in an environment similar or equal to the Lottery as an organization. Previous lottery experience is preferred, but not required. A Master’s degree in business administration or public administration or its equivalent in a related field is desirable, but not essential. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and education. Must be able to pass an extensive background check and able to work in a high security environment. Applicants are required to provide a letter of interest, resume/with references and representative examples of the following: · Educational profile/certifications · Contact information · Listing of involvement in various professional and volunteer organizations, clubs, etc. · Samples of candidate’s ability to communicate (both oral and written), i.e., recorded speeches, presentations, position papers, research, etc. · A sample of a prepared strategic plan(s) and a framework of a business plan.

All materials must be received by January 15, 2014. EEOE For further information please contact: The New Mexico Lottery Authority Attn: Evelyn McKnight P. O. Box 93130 Alb., NM 87199-3130 (505)342-7620 (505)342-7525 (fax)


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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. Final reduction $5,995! Price includes 3 month, 3000 mile limited warranty. 505-954-1054.

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 $17,950. Price includes 3 month, 3000 mile limited warranty. 505954-1054.

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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.



Automatic. Local Owner, Carfax, Service Records, Garaged, NonSmoker, X-Keys, Manuals, All Wheel Drive, Heated Steering, Navigation, Many Options, Pristine Soooo Beautiful $21,950.

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.


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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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2005 Lexus GX 470 - Only 55k miles! 1 owner clean CarFax, every option, Navigation, Levinson sound, DVD, kinetic suspension, KBB over $30,000! now $25,972. Call 505-2163800.

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2006 ACURA RSX - Low miles, recent trade-in, clean CarFax, leather & moonroof, immaculate! $12,972. Call 505-216-3800.

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

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


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

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2005 TOYOTA Tacoma 4x4 SR5 Access Cab Off Road, Towing, Sport packages, Bed cover, liner, Security system, ABS brakes. 131,000 miles. $17,200 699-3731

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Eye Associates of New Mexico is the largest ophthalmology and optometry practice in the Southwest. Responsible for the management of two eye surgery centers (Albuquerque and Santa Fe). Successful candidate will be able to demonstrate proven experience with physician relations, staff development, regulatory compliance and patient experience management. O.R. nursing supervisory experience highly desirable. To learn more about these positions and our organization, see the expanded information on


Sofa sleeper, teak, living dining room, Stressless recliner, vacuum, golf clubs, kitchenware, art, keyboard, card table, chairs, file cabinet. 505-670-2454.


2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE SUV. Certified Pre-Owned, Climate Comfort Package, Satellite and HD Radio, and Anigre Wood. 30,296 miles. One owner. Showroom Condition! $51,695. 505-4740888.


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2012 Audi A3 TDI. DIESEL! Fun with amazing fuel economy! Wellequipped, 1 owner clean CarFax $25,871. Call 505-216-3800.

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One owner, accident free, M series. Only 25k well maintained miles from new. 6 speed manual, high performance model. Pristine condition throughout. Winter sale priced $25,877. Price includes 3 month, 3000 mile limited warranty. 505-954-1054.

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

Local Owner ,Carfax, Garaged, Non-Smoker, 103,000 Miles, Loaded, New Tires, X-Remotes, Manuals, Every Service Maintenance Required Completed, Affordable $12,250.

2006 Toyota Prius III. Only 45k miles! Hybrid, back-up camera, great fuel economy, immacualte, clean CarFax. $12,871. Call 505-2163800.



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2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ - Recent trade-in, loaded, leather, buckets, moonroof, DVD, new tires & brakes, super clean! $17,851. Call 505-216-3800.

2013 Volkswagen Golf TDI - DIESEL!!! just 12k miles, 1 owner clean CarFax, save thousands from NEW at $21,951. Call 505-216-3800.

Accident free with only 65k original miles. 6 speed manual, high horsepower 3.2 motor, tan leather with heated seats. Perfect electric top with glass rear window. 4 Michelin Pilots on alloy rims. Winter sale priced at $13,888. Price includes 3 month, 3000 mile limited warranty. 505954-1054.

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BMW X5 2001 Only 79,000 miles! 4.4i Big engine, Fully loaded, Sports package, Wide Tires, 5-cd changer, great sound, clean inside out. $11,500. Call 505 469-5396.




2009 Toyota Corolla LE. Only 53k miles! Another 1 owner clean CarFax trade-in! Super nice, fully serviced $12,961. Call 505-216-3800.

2010 Chevy Equinox AWD LT V6. 28,748 miles, Pioneer Audio, Leather, Backup Camera, and much more. One owner. No accidents! $20,995. Call 505-474-0888.

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL AWD Turbo. Navigation, panoramic roof, NICE, clean CarFax. $16,271. Call 505-216-3800. for activists rally Immigrants,

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THE NEW MEXICAN Sunday, December 22, 2013


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Horoscope HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013: This year you often need to spend extra time at work, with an older relative or perhaps at school. Demands on you are heavy, yet meeting responsibilities opens an important door. If you are single, you could meet someone at work or out running errands. Avoid being critical and fussy. You could cause a problem in your relationships this way, which will create distance and hard feelings. If you are attached, take that special trip the two of you often talk about. Virgo can get picky about details. The stars show the kind of day you’ll have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Excitement heads your way, and it is packed with news as well. Stay mellow for now, as there could be a misrepresentation of the facts. You will have many questions. Let go, and get into a project that needs completing. Tonight: Get some extra R and R. This Week: You whiz into Wednesday more than ready for Santa to arrive.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH Your methodical ways help you get a lot done quickly. You even might find that you have more time for a loved one. Take advantage of this opportunity, as you could be hard-pressed to find another for a while. Tonight: Forget the holidays; go for the moment! This Week: Nurture the caring moments that occur Monday and Tuesday. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHH The phone rings and the emails arrive. Communication will accelerate in the morning. You might want to go back to bed after you respond to everyone. Make time to finish decorating the tree. Tonight: Be lazy for a change. This Week: Take Monday and Tuesday off. You have been pushing too hard. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH Make sure your checkbook is balanced before you walk out the door for brunch and/ or maybe some gift giving with friends. Return an important call before you head out. Tonight: Listen to news carefully. This Week: Expect to do little other than meet friends and swap gifts.

Last Week’s answers

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Catch up on the news of a younger person. You could be enchanted by the adventures you hear about. Whether you invite this person over or take him or her out, you will manage to bring a smile to his or her face. You make others feel secure. Tonight: Slow down. This Week: You have lastminute errands to run. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHH You could feel off-kilter in the morning. By the afternoon, you will be planning your day with a loved one. The two of you might be carrying out a Christmas tradition together. Share some family news with this person. Tonight: You regain your energy and charisma. This Week: There is nothing you can’t handle. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH Apparently, you have a lot on your mind, as you will tend to withdraw. Remain sensitive to others, yet allow yourself some time to mull over a situation in which someone claimed to be something he or she was not. This deception could cause you a problem. Tonight: Make it early. This Week: Reserve your opinion and get more facts. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Deal with a parent or older relative first thing in the morning. You might enjoy brunch together, yet you will want to use the afternoon for other matters. Get together with

Chess quiz

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friends and share some news. Tonight: Where the action is. This Week: Friends seem to want to party all week long. Do you really mind? SAGITTARIUS(Nov.22-Dec.21) HHHH Make important long-distance calls in the morning. You might have your last chance to wish someone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Get together with an older relative or friend in the afternoon. Tonight: A must appearance. Keep smiling. This Week: Finish up details Monday and Tuesday. Be responsible. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH You have very little choice but to spend time with a loved one. Catch up on this person’s news, watch a movie and just relax together. Squeeze in a game of Scrabble. When you put on your game face later, others will see how revitalized you are. Tonight: Enjoy yourself. This Week: Touch base with those at distance Monday and Tuesday. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Remain open to last-minute suggestions. This spontaneity will keep everything light and easy. Refuse to get bogged down in someone else’s issues, but still be a good listener. Tonight: Quality time with a special person. This Week: You can’t seem to get enough time with a special loved one. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH Try to run around less for errands, and spend more time with a partner or loved one. You will get very few quiet moments in the next week, so take advantage of what free time you have now. Remember those closest to you. Tonight: Say “yes” to an offer. This Week: Answer your phone.

Scratch pad

o: The New York Public Library Re: My “papers.” I note with interest that you have just paid the author Tom Wolfe $2.15 million for his papers, which include stories, drafts, notes and personal mail, including correspondence with his tailor and swatches of cloth. I am here to offer you a similar deal. My papers will include the following: u A copy of the cover of my first book, The Hypochondriac’s Guide to Life. And Death, which had been overnighted to me by the publisher at the last minute, as a courtesy. The cover looked handsome, but “Hypochondriac” was spelled “Hypochodriac.” It was the first and Gene only time I ever got to say, and mean, Weingarten “Stop the presses.” The Washington u Multiple copies of a certain genre Post of fan mail, printed in block letters by Sharpie, across my column itself. In the era of snail mail, these would come regularly. They were seldom complimentary but always concise. My favorite one simply said, “You are an idot.” u A clipping of my first story in the Detroit Free Press, which had hired me in 1976 to cover state government but whose city editor, John Oppedahl, liked to give all newbies, as a sort of initiation, the crappiest story possible. I was sent to check out reports of a runaway pig on the Ford Freeway. It turned out to be true, but I could not find the pig. Eventually I discovered, on deadline, that a city sanitation worker had subdued the pig with a ball-peen hammer, taken it home and eaten it. u A clipping of my first Page 1 story in the Free Press in 1979, and a clipping of the following day’s paper, containing my first correction. Because I wrote the correction, it was somewhat charitable to me. It said, simply, “In an article yesterday about the Michigan State Lottery, the name of a Michigan State University statistics professor was misspelled. He is James Stapleton.” What the correction did not note was that the “misspelling” identified him, in all 13 references, as James “Templeton.” u A clipping of a sensational if irresponsible story of mine revealing that under an old law somehow still on the books, it was legal to kill house cats in Michigan at any time, in any way and for any purpose. The law was quickly rescinded before any cat holocaust occurred, but not before the newspaper received a mailbag of letters (included) from third-graders as part of an organized campaign to get me fired. u Two sets of panties received in the mail, addressed to me, several years apart, that may or may not have been from ardent admirers. They are roughly size 64. u An audiotape of a 1997 phone conversation between Rodney Dangerfield and me, which establishes that he really and truly talked like that. u An audiotape of an impromptu living-room concert by the hot British alt-rock band the Bevis Frond in which, lacking bongos, the drummer used, to excellent results, the somewhat overweight family dog. That’s all for $2.15 million. If you throw in an extra halfmil, you’ll also get this: u A clipping of The Washington Post’s Style Invitational humor contest, which I edited, from Feb. 5, 1995. It featured two large cartoons asking readers, “What is wrong with these pictures?” The joke was that everything was wrong with the pictures: They were a riot of three-headed people, upside-down houses, etc. But there was also, drawn very, very small, a crudely rendered, unmistakable, public-bathroom-style illustration of male genitalia. The artist had put it in as a joke, and I hadn’t noticed it until it was in print, in the paper, and distributed to 600,000 households. I didn’t get fired because my boss, Mary, looked at it, declared it could not possibly be that awful thing because the august Washington Post would never do that, that it must be “a gun or something.” I kissed her.





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