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SFCC fires Guzmán

Where was GPS? Police records indicate an Eldorado man accused of kidnapping Sunday had faced prior stalking allegations and was supposed to be electronically monitored. PAGE A-6

Board votes 3-2 to remove president, whose lawyers say they’ll sue for breach of contract By Robert Nott The New Mexican

Man on a mission 10 Who Made a Difference honoree Kenneth Mayers is devoted to peace. PAGE A-6

Santa Fe Community College President Ana ‘Cha’ Guzman, waits to hear the board’s decision Monday night. The board voted 3-2 to terminate her contract. JANE PHILLIPS/THE NEW MEXICAN

The governing board of the Santa Fe Community College voted Monday night to fire President Ana “Cha” Guzmán for just cause. The 3-2 vote came after a fourand-a-half-hour executive session. Kathy Keith, Martha Romero and

Linda Siegle — the same three board members who voted to place Guzmán on leave in November — voted to terminate her. Under the terms of her contract, if she is fired for just cause, the college immediately ceases paying her salary. She was earning about $196,000 a year, plus benefits.

The board did not spell out its cause for firing Guzmán, and her lawyers, Timothy White and Kate Ferlic, immediately said they plan to file a lawsuit against the college for breach of contract. White said he believes the board’s action is “retaliatory at heart” because Guzmán, who was hired last year, came in with a reform agenda that included cleaning up the college’s finances. He suggested

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Common Core Critics and supporters agree that new standards stand to reshape the majority of American classrooms. PAGE A-3



1 mayoral hopeful, 1 council candidate miss goal

Report details big role public jobs have in N.M.

Wurzburger, Bonney won’t get public funds By Daniel J. Chacón The New Mexican

By Steve Terrell

One of four candidates in the Santa Fe mayor’s race failed to qualify for public financing, the city clerk announced Monday. City Councilor Rebecca Wurzburger was not certified as a “participating candidate” and is not eligible to receive $60,000 from the city’s public campaign finance fund. It’s unclear whether Wurzburger, who could not immediately be reached for comment, will run as a privately financed candidate. The three other mayoral candidates — City Councilors Patti Bushee and Bill Dimas and former state Democratic Party Chairman Javier Gonzales — qualified for public financing by submitting at least the minimum number of qualifying contributions, City Clerk Yolanda Vigil said Monday in a news release. Mayoral candidates were required to

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New Mexicans are dependent on the government for their paychecks. But a new report shows just how much the state’s workforce counts on government jobs. A national survey by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in Arlington, Va., says New Mexico has the highest percentage of government and federal government contract jobs in the country — nearly a third of the labor pool.

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INSIDE u Lawmakers seek to create 160,000 jobs over 10 years. PAGE A-6

High court clears way for Internet taxation

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Obituaries Gila Cebada, 92, Nov. 27 Socorro (Garibay) Martinez, Santa Fe, Nov. 28 Marcia Mendoza Ortiz, Nov. 29 PAGE A-7

More states expected to seek taxes after appeals by Amazon, Overstock turned away in New York By Jesse J. Holland The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — On perhaps the busiest online shopping day of the year, the Supreme Court refused to wade into a dispute over state sales taxes for purchases on websites like, an outcome likely to prompt more states to attempt to collect taxes on Internet sales. Monday’s court action means “it might be the last CyberMonday without sales tax,” said Joseph Henchman of the Washington-based Tax Foundation. It’s all part of a furious battle — also including legislation in Congress — among Internet sellers, millions of buyers, aggrieved brick-and-mortar

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NATION&WORLD U.S. turns to mobile devices for cybersales

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NEW YORK — Power up and shop. Millions of Americans logged o n to e-commerce sites Monday to take advantage of deals ranging from free shipping to hundreds of dollars off electronics and half-price clothing on what was expected to be the busiest Internet shopping day of the year. And many of those purchases were made using mobile devices. The spending surge associated with CyberMonday came after a disappointing Thanksgiving holiday weekend in stores. It also showed that shoppers are increasingly comfortable buying on tablets and smartphones. Joel Anderson, president and CEO of, said 2013 would be the “tipping point” for mobile shopping. Early results indicated online shopping was up 17.5 percent compared with the same time last year, according to figures by IBM Benchmark. Mobile devices accounted for more than 29 percent of all online traffic. The National Retail Federation, a trade group, predicted that more than 131 million people would shop online Monday, up about 2 percent from last year. Meanwhile, UPS expected to pick up more than 32 million packages on Monday, about a million more than on the same day last year.

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The so-called Prime Air unmanned aircraft project that Amazon is working on in its research and development labs. COURTESY AMAZON

86 percent of the items Amazon delivers. The drones the company is testing have a range of about 10 miles, which Bezos noted could cover a significant portion of the population in urban areas. Bezos told 60 Minutes the project could become a working service in four or five years. Unlike the drones used by the military, Bezos’ proposed flying machines won’t need humans to control them remotely. Amazon’s drones would receive a set of GPS coordinates and automatically fly to them, presumably avoiding buildings, power lines and other obstacles. Delivery drones raise a host of concerns, from air traffic safety to homeland security and privacy. There are technological and legal obstacles, too — similar to Google’s experimental driverless car. How do you design a machine that safely navigates the roads or skies without hitting anything? And, if an accident occurs, who’s legally liable? Delivering packages by drone might be impossible in a city like Washington, D.C., which has many no-fly zones. But technology entrepreneur and futurist Ray Kurzweil notes that “technology has always been a double edged sword.” “It’s fascinating as an idea and probably very hard to execute,” says Tim Bajarin, an analyst with Creative Strategies who sees Bezos as an unconventional thinker. “If he could really deliver something you order within 30 minutes, he would

rewrite the rules of online retail.” Amazon has already done that once. In 1995, with investments from family and friends, Bezos began operating Amazon as an online bookseller out of a Seattle garage. Over nearly two decades, Amazon grew to become the world’s largest online retailer, selling everything from shoes to groceries to diapers and power tools. Amazon spends heavily on growing its business, improving order fulfillment and expanding into new areas. Those investments have come at the expense of consistent profitability, but investors have been largely forgiving, focusing on the company’s long-term promise and double-digit revenue growth. The company spent almost $2.9 billion in shipping last year, accounting for 4.7 percent of its net sales. There is no prohibition on flying drones for recreational use, but since 2007, the Federal Aviation Administration has said they can’t be used for commercial purposes. “The technology has moved forward faster than the law has kept pace,” says Brendan Schulman, special counsel at the law firm Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP. Schulman is currently challenging that regulation before a federal administrative law judge on behalf of a client who was using a radio-controlled aircraft to shoot video for an advertising agency. Autonomous flights like Amazon is proposing, without somebody at the controls, are also prohibited.

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are in federal and state programs for people whose health problems already were a barrier to getting private insurance before the overhaul.

Asked why the train was going so fast, National Transportation Safety Board member Earl Weener said: “That’s the question we need to answer.”

Year-end signups a crucial test for health care site

Authorities cite speed in New York train derailment

New Egypt draft charter sets powers for military

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s new and improved health care website faces yet another test in just a couple of weeks, its biggest yet. If becomes overwhelmed by an expected year-end crunch, many Americans will be left facing a break in their insurance coverage. Until now, the main damage from the website’s technology woes has been to Obama’s poll ratings. But if it chokes again, it will be everyday people feeling the consequences. Some of those at risk are among the more than 4 million consumers whose individual policies have been canceled because the coverage didn’t comply with requirements of the new health care law. A smaller number, several hundred thousand,

YONKERS, N.Y. — A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. But whether the wreck was the result of human error or mechanical trouble was unclear, he said. Rail experts said the tragedy might have been prevented if Metro-North Railroad had installed automated crash-avoidance technology that safety authorities have been urging for decades. The locomotive’s speed was extracted from the train’s two data recorders after the Sunday morning accident, which happened in the Bronx along a bend so sharp that the speed limit drops from 70 mph to 30 mph.

CAIRO — Extensive amendments of the constitution adopted under Egypt’s ousted Islamist president give the military more privileges, enshrining its place as the nation’s most powerful institution and the source of real power, while removing parts that liberals feared set the stage for the creation of an Islamic state. The new draft constitution is a key first step in implementing a political transition laid down by the military after it removed Mohammed Morsi from power. A 50 member panel declared the draft finished Monday, paving the way for a nationwide referendum within 30 days to ratify the document.

Amazon CEO’s plan for drone deliveries faces many hurdles By Scott Mayerowitz The Associated Press

EW YORK — Jeff Bezos’ idea to let selfguided drones deliver packages may be too futuristic for Washington to handle. The Amazon CEO is working on a way to use the small aircraft to get parcels to customers in 30 minutes or less. While flight technology makes it feasible, U.S. law and society’s attitude toward drones haven’t caught up with Bezos’ vision. Inc. says it’s working on the socalled Prime Air unmanned aircraft project, but it will take years to advance the technology and for the Federal Aviation Administration to create the necessary rules and regulations. The project was first reported by CBS’ 60 Minutes Sunday night, hours before millions of shoppers turned to their computers to hunt CyberMonday bargains. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in the interview that while his octocopters look like something out of science fiction, there’s no reason they can’t be used as delivery vehicles. Bezos said the drones can carry packages that weigh up to five pounds, which covers about


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ACLU Critics of Common Core see educational folly sues U.S. bishops standards to get federal economic stimulus money to keep teachers on the job. In fact, to qualify for more than $4 billion in aid, states had to put into place standards to prepare students for life after high school and test student performance. Common Core wasn’t specifically prescribed, but the Obama administration clearly signaled it was the preferred option starting in 2009. “Normally, to go through standards it would take years,” said Bill Evers, a researcher at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. “In California, we had six weeks.” Such quick approval resulted in new standards that some didn’t fully understand. For instance, the standards include tougher approaches to math — such as rigid motion in geometry — over more common approaches. “It has never successfully been used in K-12 education in the United States, in any state, in any country,” Evers said of rigid motion.

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Lawsuit alleges negligent care at Catholic hospitals By Rachel Zoll The Associated Press

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a sweeping federal lawsuit against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops over its ethical guidelines for Roman Catholic hospitals, arguing the directives were to blame for negligent care of a pregnant woman who went into early labor and whose baby died within hours. The ACLU alleges the bishops were negligent because their religious directives prevented Tamesha Means from being told that continuing her pregnancy posed grave risks to her health and her child was not likely to survive. She was treated at Mercy Health Muskegon, a Catholic hospital in Michigan. “It’s not just about one woman,” said Kary Moss, executive director of the Michigan ACLU. “It’s about a nationwide policy created by nonmedical professionals putting patients in harms’ way.” The lawsuit comes amid a wave of mergers between Catholic and secular hospital systems throughout the United States, raising questions about how much religious identity the hospitals will retain and whether they will provide medical services that conflict with church teaching. Advocates for abortion rights and others fear the mergers will limit access to a full range of medical care for women. About 13 percent of U.S. hospitals are Catholic. Sister Mary Ann Walsh, a spokeswoman for the bishops’ conference in Washington, said it hadn’t been officially notified of the lawsuit and couldn’t comment until it received the complaint. Neither Mercy Health Muskegon nor its corporate parent, Trinity Health in Livonia, would comment Monday. Earlier this year, Trinity Health and Catholic Health East completed a merger, combining more than 80 nonprofit hospitals across about 21 states.

WASHINGTON — Critics are relentless in warning about what they see as the folly of the new Common Core academic standards, designed to prepare students for college or a job by the time they graduate from high school. The standards are being implemented in 45 states and the District of Columbia, but critics say they were written in private and never tested in real classrooms, and that educators aren’t familiar enough with the standards to use them. The standards also come with a multi-billion dollar price tag. “Children are coming home with worksheets and their parents don’t recognize it,” said Emmett McGroarty, a director at the American Principles Project, a conservative group that opposes the standards. “Common Core is reckless in what it’s doing to children.” Common Core’s supporters think the worries are overblown and miss nuances of the sweeping changes that spell out the reading and math skills that students should have at each grade level, from kindergarten through high school. But even the most vocal supporters admit they cannot guarantee the standards will succeed. There’s one thing both sides agree on: When fully implemented, Common Core stands to reshape the vast majority of American classrooms.


At the same time, Common Core puts a greater emphasis on critical thinking needed as adults. There is a greater emphasis on non-fiction and technical selections, more likely needed in the workplace than sonnets. To critics, it smacks of a federal reading list. Teachers can still pick their own passages but Common Core provides examples as suggestions. If teachers have better ideas, they’re free to use them. Literature and history aren’t abandoned. For example, the recommended reading has a Pablo Neruda poem listed on the same page as the Constitu-


Critics — parents, teachers and tea partyers alike — argue that states were pressured to sign onto the Common Core

tion’s Bill of Rights and a Ralph Waldo Emerson essay. “There is no prescription as to how these should be taught. There’s no one pedagogical standard how these should be taught,” said William Schmidt, who heads the Center for the Study of Curriculum at Michigan State University. Adds Robert Rothman, a senior fellow at Alliance for Excellent Education: “There’s no such thing as a reading list.” But critics aren’t buying it. “Everyone claims there’s all this local control and the ability for teachers to do what’s best for teachers,” said state Rep. Tom McMillin, a Michigan Republican who has led the push to eliminate the standards. “But as long as you have the assessment tied to the Common Core, you are teaching to the tests.”

mon Core will be almost $16 billion over seven years. The new tests alone would cost $1.2 billion during that same period, the think tank says. That has inspired concern among parents. Hundreds gathered at the University of Notre Dame for a conservative conference about the standards. Activists are trying to stop the standards or roll them back at statehouses. And one Maryland man was arrested after he interrupted a town hallstyle meeting by telling parents, “Don’t sit there like cattle.” “Parents, you need to question these people. You need to do your research,” Robert Small shouted as he was being led from a session meant to explain the new standards. “Is this America?”


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Those tests have been a sticking point for Common Core’s critics, especially liberals and parents who worry the tests are too stressful for their children. Other critics worry the tests are giving government too much information about individual students. Testing has been part of schools for years. As part of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law, testing was mandated so states could identify schools that were working and those that needed improvement. But many critics point to the financial cost. The conservative Boston-based Pioneer Institute estimates the total cost of Com-


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SFCC: Vote spurs 1 resignation Funds: Checks expected soon After the decision, White their efforts. We exceeded the name. When asked whether District 1 race; Rad Acton, Joe Continued from Page A-1 said he would seek a neutral expectations. We wanted to raise H. Arellano and Joseph Maestas the board firing or keeping collect at least 600 individual that there has been some unspec- arbitrator to have Guzmán as many $5 contributions as we Guzmán would make any difin the District 2 race; and Marie ified financial mismanagement $5 contributions from registered could to help defray the cost of reinstated. He said the presiference in her efforts to gradCampos, Carmichael Dominquez at the school, but he declined to voters in the city to qualify for dent did not get a fair deal public financing.” uate next year, one student and Angelo Jaramillo in the Diselaborate. public financing. from Siegle because she Bushee was surprised that said, “Why should it?” trict 3 race. The college’s former control“I always said I’d only run on had earlier declared that Wurzburger didn’t qualify. Several other students said Mary Louise Bonney, who is ler, Betsye Ackerman, said she public finance or I wouldn’t run Guzmán’s firing was “a done “I’m sure she’s disappointed,” they were more preoccupied running in District 2, did not qualwas dismissed last spring for at all. Hopefully other candidates she said. deal.” Siegle said by phone with the recent news that Fast ify, according to the news release. pointing out financial improprimake same pledge,” Gonzales said after Monday’s meeting that When asked whether Wurzand Furious film actor Paul The council candidates who eties and abuse of public funds. via Twitter. she had never said anything burger should drop out, Bushee Walker had died in a car crash did not apply for public financing She threatened to sue and is In an interview, Gonzales said he said it wasn’t her place to say. “I like that in public or in print. over the weekend. are Signe Lindell in District 1 and seeking $150,000 in punitive was thankful to the “many Santa White said Guzmán’s work think everybody should run if Sean Mickey, the Student Jeff Green in District 2. City Coundamages. White said some of his Feans” who supported his efforts they want to run,” Bushee said. was “a threat to people on Governing Body president, cilor Ron Trujillo, who is running comments refer to that action. to qualify for public financing. the board who have politiVigil did not disclose whether said a lot of students have unopposed in District 4, did not After she was placed on paid “This campaign is about our cal ambitions beyond this.” Roman “Tiger” Abeyta, who asked him what’s going on apply for public financing either. leave in mid-November, Guzmán future. Playing by the rules and Asked if he was specifically dropped out of the mayor’s race between the board and the Candidates who were not certirequested a hearing, which she assuring a clean campaign free of referring to Siegle, he said, Saturday, would have qualified for fied or did not apply for public president, but he agreed it’s was allowed under her contract. outside money is a key value of “Obviously.” public financing. possible that some just do not financing are still eligible to run It began at 3 p.m. Monday. After our community, and I’m proud we Asked if she wants her job “Abeyta has withdrawn as a care. He said Guzmán was for office. All candidates must file the lengthy closed-door portion, met their expectations,” he said. back, Guzmán said, “I do. I did. mayoral candidate and therefore more involved in the student a “valid declaration of candidacy” the board entered into an open Bushee expressed excitement But it would make it difficult to his application for certification as governing board than the preby Tuesday, Dec. 3. session to vote. about qualifying for public financ- a participating candidate was also do so with Martha, Linda and vious president, but, “Maybe If the City Clerk’s Office certiSupporters argue that ing. Kathy on the board.” withdrawn,” the release states. she stepped on some toes.” fies the declaration of candidacy Guzmán, who served as presi“Yay!” she said in a brief interMany students on campus In the council races, seven of Had the board terminated of those candidates seeking public dent of Palo Alto (Community) view at City Hall. Monday seemed unaware of eight candidates qualified for Guzmán without just cause, it financing, they may receive a College in San Antonio, Texas, “We worked hard,” she added. the board’s actions. Some did $15,000 in public financing. They would have had to pay her a check as early as Thursday, the for a decade prior to coming to “I want to thank ‘Team Patti’ for are Michael G. Segura in the news release states. Santa Fe, implemented programs not even know the president’s year’s salary. here to increase recruitment and retention, cut top-heavy adminisAdvertisement trative costs and positions, found money to give faculty and staff members their first raise in five years, but also alienated those who resisted change. Guzmán’s opponents said she can not take full credit for improvement in recruitment and retention and that these successes occurred after years of collective work by staffers and previous leaders. They claim she did not solicit the opinions of faculty and staff, created a five-year strategic plan without consulting them and pushed aside anyone who disagreed with her. They say they do support change, but their suggestions were ignored and they were afraid to speak out for fear of retaliation. nickel doesn’t go as far as it once did in During the roughly 10-minute open meeting during which the northern New Mexico, but that could be due board announced its vote, board to New Mexicans’ not being familiar with the member Andrea Bermúdez called nickel’s thriftier cousin. The Thrifty Nickel from removing the president an “egregious error.” She said that when The Santa Fe New Mexican is a one-stop marthe previous board — comprisketing and sales-building force for both small ing Bruce Besser, Carole Brito, business and private resellers looking to reach Siegle, Bermúdez and Chairman a wide audience. The publication is free, but Chris Abeyta — hired Guzmán they charged her with cleaning the deals and offers inside attract a tremendous up the college’s finances. Bermúreadership that can help build your business. dez said Guzmán warned them A quick glance at the Thrifty Nickel and that her efforts would create “pushback.” Bermúdez said, “I you see a prominent, colorful weekly publicastill don’t know why Dr. Guzmán tion that stands apart from others on the rack. is being terminated.” The Thrifty Nickel was purchased by The Santa Bermúdez then asked Siegle to recuse herself from Monday’s Fe New Mexican more than two years ago, vote, arguing that Siegle was not bringing more resources to improve production, objective. Siegle declined, noting Rob Harmon & Wayne Barnard design and distribution of the Thrifty Nickel that the board’s action is “difficult but necessary.” throughout northern New Mexico. With more turn to The Thrifty Nickel week after week to ing advertising partners, building distribution Around 10:40 p.m., Bermúdez than 350 racks in more than 30 towns, The find the best specials on new and used merchannels and growing readership. “We added emailed Abeyta and asked him to Thrifty Nickel reaches the largest audience in consider her resignation, noting chandise. “We continue to look for new ways content through our ‘Business Scene’ section so that she had never experienced northern New Mexico. to grow and improve the weekly, including the that our readers can not only look for a good “such a hostile environment Wayne Barnard, the general manger of addition of new distribution points along our deal, but read about other businesses in our toward a leader of an institution.” The Thrifty Nickel, is responsible for attractKeith acknowledged the routes in Rio Rancho,” Wayne said. markets. 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City: Parks bond went to good use Santa Fe city officials said Monday that money from a $30.3 million bond approved by voters in 2008 was appropriately spent. “The end results will show that the city of Santa Fe was able to do $30 million worth of projects — actually, projects valued much higher than $30 million — within the $30 million because we chose to use city forces to get a lot of the work done,” Isaac “Ike” Pino, public works director, said after the Finance Committee discussed the issue Monday. “It’s also going to show that not only was all the work originally scoped by the bond issue done, but all the ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] expenses that were required got added in, and those were also covered,” he said. Members of the city’s parks advisory panel raised questions about the spending of bond funds after a city report showed discrepancies in the numbers from earlier documents. Pino said the report was in draft form and that the parks department is working on the “final final” report to present to the park’s advisory panel and councilors. “We were asked to produce a report that was in draft form, which we did. When we did that, it generated a lot of questions because draft reports usually do that,” he said. The New Mexican

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Internet: Court’s refusal allows states to continue with own rules Continued from Page A-1 stores and states hungry for billions of dollars in extra tax revenue. The high court without comment turned away appeals from Amazon. com LLC and Inc. in their fight against a New York court decision forcing them to remit sales tax the same way in-state businesses do. This could hurt online shopping in that state, since one of the attractions of Internet purchasing is the lack of a state sales tax, which makes some items a little cheaper than they would be inside a store on the corner. And the effect could be felt far beyond New York if it encourages other states to act. The National Council of State Legislatures estimates that states lost an estimated $23.3 billion in 2012 as a result of being unable to collect sales tax on online and catalog purchases. The court’s refusal “allows states that have passed laws like New York’s to continue doing what they’ve been doing,” said Neal Osten, director of the

Council’s Washington office. This decision came down on CyberMonday, expected to be the busiest day of the year for online shopping. Huge numbers of people head online on the first working day after the long Thanksgiving weekend in search of Internet deals. Overall, Internet shopping has become more and more popular, with the National Retail Federation predicting that more than 131 million people would shop online on Monday, up about 2 percent from last year. Web retailers generally have not had to charge sales taxes in states where they lack a store or some other physical presence. But New York and other states say that a retailer has a physical presence when it uses affiliates — people and businesses that refer customers to the retailer’s website and collect a commission on sales. These affiliates range from one-person blogs promoting the latest gadgets to companies that run coupon and deal sites. Amazon and Overstock both use affiliate programs. Amazon has been collecting sales tax in New York, even

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While Monday’s result settles the issue for New York, legislatures and courts in other states have come to different conclusions — meaning that some Americans will still get state taxfree Internet purchases from certain websites, while others won’t simply because of where they live. In October, for example, the Illinois Supreme Court threw out a law that would tax certain Internet sales, saying the “Amazon tax” violated federal rules against discriminatory taxes on digital transactions. State officials are considering whether to appeal their case to the U.S. Supreme Court. And the big Internet sellers are hardly giving ground after Monday’s Supreme Court result. Both Amazon and Overstock said they plan to press their case in Congress in hopes of getting a federal decision on Internet sales taxes that would apply to every state uniformly. Amazon supports the Marketplace Fairness Act, which passed the Senate in May. That law would require states to simplify their sales tax laws in


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THE NEW MEXICAN Tuesday, December 3, 2013

LOCAL NEWS Thursday Narciso Quintana

Friday Irene Padilla

Saturday Will Channing

Sunday Elmer Leslie

TODAY Kenneth Mayers

10 who made a difference

Wednesday Cesar Bernal

Man accused of kidnapping faced stalking allegations

Thursday Mel Gallegos

Friday Mara Taub

Dec. 7 Notah Begay III

Dec. 8 Norma McCallan

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Man on a mission Quest for worldwide peace drives activist Kenneth Mayers By Robert Nott The New Mexican


enneth Mayers had just finished digesting a tear-gas breakfast when he called The New Mexican from the Palestinian village of Bi’lin in mid-November to respond to the news that he has been chosen as one of the 10 Who Made a Difference. “I am honored,” he said by phone. “It doesn’t seem to me that what I am doing makes a difference. I hope it makes a difference.” In Bi’lin, he joined with other Veterans for Peace activists to protest — in nonviolent fashion, he stressed — the constant tear-gas bombing of the village by Israeli Defense Forces. “It happens at least once a week,” he said. “We have been here nine days, and every activist we have spoken to has said they are ready to live at peace with their neighbors if their neighbors are willing to stop the occupation” of Arab territories. A quest for peace has driven Mayers — who was born in New York City 76 years ago — since he resigned his commission as an officer in the U.S. Marines late in 1966. He then attended the University of California at Berkeley to earn a doctorate in philosophy. He and his wife, Elizabeth, moved to Santa Fe 14 years ago; she died of cancer eight years ago. In the spring of 2002, Mayers cofounded the Santa Fe chapter of Veterans for Peace. This global organization, which began in 1985, relies on the voices and experiences of military veterans to advocate for peaceful solutions to conflicts. It is Mayers’ dedication to Veterans for Peace and peace-related activism that garnered him nominations for the 10 Who Made a Difference this year. Among other achievements, Mayer’s nomination letters highlighted his local and national efforts to push for a nuclear freeze, end sexual assault in the military, break the Israeli blockade of Gaza in 2011, and conduct classroom visits with local students to talk about his experiences. Those letters also mention Mayers’ numerous arrests. By his own count, he’s been hauled into the hoosegow for his activist efforts close to 20 times. “I haven’t been arrested in Santa Fe, but I may get arrested when the new legislative session starts,” he said, almost with a touch of pride in his voice. “I am so appalled that you can legally carry a loaded weapon into the state Capitol, but you are not allowed to carry protest signs in. I plan to gather up some others and march in with signs the day the session starts. We’ll see if that gets me arrested.” A Santa Fe friend of Mayers asked him why he always looks so happy when he goes to jail. “Because I’m in the best of

Reports: Catron placed on electronic monitoring in October after Cheeks incident; GPS device never fitted

The 21-year-old man accused of choking a woman and shoving her into his car in downtown Santa Fe early Sunday was accused in October of stalking a female bartender at a Cerrillos Road strip bar, a police report shows. Ryan Catron, whose address is listed as 6 Carlito Road in Eldorado, was charged with drunken driving in October after he crashed his truck near Cheeks, 2815 Cerrillos Road, according to the report, which also alleged that “he had been ‘stalking’ a female bartender from Cheeks.” Officers later found that Catron also was the subject of an arrest warrant on an Indiana charge of child solicitation. Court records in connection with the October case show that Catron Ryan Catron had been placed in the custody of his father on a $20,000 bond and was supposed to be on electronic monitoring. But a Santa Fe County spokeswoman said Monday that Catron never showed up at the Santa Fe County jail to be fitted with a GPS bracelet. The court record shows that he was permitted to engage in scheduled activities such as educational classes, meetings with his attorney or recreational programs. However, a 26-year-old woman told police that early Sunday morning Catron had sought her help after she left a downtown Santa Fe bar and then choked her and shoved her into his car near Marcy Street and Washington Avenue. She eventually escaped and called police. Police department spokeswoman Celina Westervelt said Catron fled and that it took officers three hours and a foot chase to capture Catron near his home in Eldorado,

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Lawmakers seek to create 160,000 jobs over 10 years By Bruce Krasnow The New Mexican

In spring 2002, Kenneth Mayers co-founded the Santa Fe chapter of Veterans for Peace, a global organization that relies on military veterans to advocate for peaceful solutions to conflicts. Last month, Mayers joined with other Veterans for Peace activists in the Palestinian village of Bi’lin to protest the constant teargas bombing of the village by Israeli Defense Forces. COURTESY PHOTO

company,” he explained. Santa Fe author Michael McGarrity, one of several people who nominated Mayers, said he has known him for 10 years. “He’s a remarkable man in many ways; a quiet guy,” McGarrity said. “He has that kind of leadership style that isn’t flashy — it’s just steady and organized and persistent. He’s a good man; a good man all around. He goes 100 miles an hour.” His activist roots may have been planted as far back as the late 1930s and early 1940s, when he was still a child. He knows of 18 members of his German Jewish family who perished in the concentration camps during the Holocaust. “The lesson I took from that

is, no one should ever be oppressed,” he said. The proud father of two children (one lives in Vermont; the other in Colorado) and three grandchildren, Mayers likes to sing in the Santa Fe Symphony Chorus. He still works full time for The Appleton Group, which he said manages two professional networks — one for attorneys, the other for accountants. What’s the best thing about being an activist? “There’s a chance — and I grant it’s a slim chance — that over time we will affect change,” he said. “I’ve been at this 45, 46, 47 years. I can’t say I’ve seen a helluva lot of progress. But I feel like I have to keep doing it.”

By his own count, Kenneth Mayers been hauled into the hoosegow for his activist efforts close to 20 times. “I haven’t been arrested in Santa Fe, but I may get arrested when the new legislative session starts,” he said, almost with a touch of pride in his voice.

If House Speaker Kenny Martinez learned one thing as co-chairman of the legislative Jobs Council, it is that the old ways of doing economic development in New Mexico are not good enough. Martinez and others on the committee are now preaching an “economic architecture” that can move the state forward. It is a phrase coined by Mark Lautman, the economist who heads Lautman Economic Architecture and has been compiling data and advising lawmakers about potential growth policies. For Martinez, a Democrat from Grants, it is no longer just about tourism or the spaceport or about energy or health care, but about looking at integrating policies that can better target economic sectors, regions and growth goals. At a Monday meeting of the Jobs Council in Santa Fe, for instance, he said no effort can succeed without patching the needs of the technical workforce with education, infrastructure and housing. The shortage of housing in oil-patch areas as Eddy and Lee counties might be stifling employment there, for instance, while slow broadband connections in rural areas, and railway spurs along the border might affect job-growth in those locations. The idea of putting incentives or infrastructure in place without coordination has to change. “We believe, if you built it, they will come — they don’t,” Martinez said. That Jobs Council has a goal of 160,000 jobs in the next 10 years as that is is what is needed “to get the state back on the road to prosperity,” Lautman told lawmakers. To achieve that, he said, New Mexico has “to break down silos between workforce development, education and higher education,” and move forward with an integrated strategy. The path forward will not be easy. Before the 2013 legislative session, New Mexico

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ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico officials left a 73-year-old woman in solitary confinement for nearly five weeks and deprived her of medication for thyroid cancer and serious mental health issues, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court. The lawsuit says Carol Lester, who was serving a three-year sentence for embezzlement, was placed in solitary confinement at the privately-run New Mexico Women’s Correctional Facility in Grants after she and her family

Police notes The Santa Fe Police Department is investigating the following reports: u A camera lens and camera bag were stolen from a car parked in the 1200 block of Cerrillos Road on Sunday. u A thief grabbed a purse from a car parked at the Dale Ball Trailhead sometime Sunday. u Someone took a checkbook from a car parked in the 3000 block of Cerrillos Road between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Sunday. u A couple reported that someone broke into their home in the 3300 block of Cerrillos Road between 2 and 8:23 p.m. Sunday. u Assorted compact discs and a carrying case were stolen from a pickup parked in the 1500 block of Paseo de Peralta between 5 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. Sunday. u A man tried to cash a fraudulent check in the 6300 block of Airport Road at 3:05 p.m. Friday. u An iPad was discovered missing from a pickup parked at Tecolote Café, 1203 Cerrillos Road, at about 2:22 p.m. Sunday. u A man reported that five males ambushed him at 2 a.m. Sunday outside a downtown bar, The Den, 132 W. Water St., and stole $60, a cellphone and a jacket. u A man reported that he lost his credit card at Home Depot about 2:15 p.m. Sunday, and his credit union informed him the card had since been used three times to make charges against his account. u A woman in the 2700 block of Via Venado reported that a moving company has yet to deliver her household items and her motorcycle. The report said the items have been missing since September. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following reports: u Jorge Sisneros, 41, was arrested on a charge of battery against a household member after he reportedly grabbed a family member’s hair and threw her to the floor at about 7:30 a.m. Sunday. u Brass regulators were stolen from a shed on Camino Jalisco between 9 and 10:30 a.m. Saturday. u A report said a male driver stopped in front of another driver’s vehicle on La Puebla Road, then got out of his vehicle and waved a gun at the complainant sometime Saturday. u Fixtures were stolen from a home on North Paseo de Angel between noon Friday and 10 p.m. Saturday. u A man reported that someone took a power tool from his vehicle parked on Camino Capilla Vieja between 6:30 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Sunday.

Speed SUVs u The Santa Fe Police Department listed the following locations for mobile speed-enforcement vehicles: SUV No. 1 at E.J. Martinez Elementary School from 7:25 to 8:15 a.m. and 2:10 to 2:55 p.m., and on West San Mateo Road between Galisteo Street and St. Francis Drive at other times; SUV No. 2 at Nava Elementary School from 7:25 to 8:15 a.m. and 2:10 to 2:55 p.m., and on Siringo Road at Calle de Sueños at other times; SUV No. 3 at Cordova Road between Galisteo Street and Old Pecos Trail.

members complained to lawmakers about her medication. Officials at the prison argued she was placed in confinement due to a positive drug test, an allegation that her attorney, Matthew Coyte, disputes. Coyte said staff changed Lester’s medications, which caused her to get sick and to test positive for methamphetamines. He said it’s commonly known among corrections medical providers that Zantac — prescribed to treat Lester’s stomach problems — is associated with false positive results for drug tests.

Lester also had complained to prison officials that other inmates were not getting adequate medical care. Following the complaints, the lawsuit says the prison left Lester in solitary confinement for 34 day during the fall of 2011. New Mexico Corrections Secretary Gregg Marcantel said in a statement that his department has been working with a nonprofit organization to review prison systems and look for ways to make improvements. “We are actively making changes to ensure that predatory inmates who

posed a danger to our system, our officers and other inmates are the offenders in segregation and not those inmates who had been preyed on,” he said. Last month, Marcantel testified before a legislative panel that the department intends to cut the number of state prisoners living in segregation by roughly half over the next year. The effort comes as state and county officials respond to a recent report that criticized New Mexico’s widespread use of solitary confinement in prisons and jails.

Catron: Ordered to wear GPS Continued from Page A-6 about 15 miles southeast of Santa Fe. Catron was then booked on charges of kidnapping, battery and assault with intent to commit a violent felony. Westervelt said the woman who called police Sunday had marks around her throat and bruises on her body, but was otherwise uninjured. The police report regarding the October case states that a Cheeks bartender told investigators that Catron had entered the bar Oct. 13 and asked for a drink. She told police that when she left the bar at about 2 a.m., a gray truck followed her from Cerrillos Road to Airport Road. The report said she circled a traffic roundabout four times “to see if the truck was indeed following her and sure enough the truck circled the round-about four times

right behind her.” The bartender told police that when she stopped to see who was in the vehicle she recognized Catron as the driver. She called the Cheeks manager who prompted her to return to the bar, the report said, and Catron followed her there. As she left her truck, two bouncers from Cheeks came out of the building and Catron fled, crashing into a nearby brick wall, the report said. Westervelt said the bartender hasn’t filed any charges against Catron. State District Court documents filed Nov. 14 show that authorities ordered Catron to wear a GPS bracelet as part of the court’s electronic monitoring requirements for his release. But county spokeswoman Kristine Mihelcic said jail staff reported to the court that Catron still hadn’t reported

for monitoring by Nov. 18. It’s unclear why Catron was in downtown Santa Fe early Sunday morning. People who answered the door at Catron’s Eldorado address declined to comment to a reporter on Sunday, and attempts to reach Catron’s defense attorney were unsuccessful as of Monday night. Assistant District Attorney David Murphy, the prosecutor in the October case, said he filed an emergency motion Monday to revoke Catron’s bond. Murphy said Catron is contesting extradition to Indiana, which means that state must supply a governor’s warrant to continue the extradition process. Murphy, who said he doesn’t know details of the Indiana case, said New Mexico can hold onto Catron until his current charges here are addressed.

Jobs: N.M. seeing some growth a year ago but still a long way from what the Jobs Council was dead last in job growth says is needed to reach prereover the previous 34 months. cession levels. Recent numbers do show At Monday’s meeting, the some growth — with help Jobs Council didn’t finalize from tourism, construction and its recommendations to the health care, which is growing 2014 Legislature but discussed in part from a decision by Gov. some philosophical issues and Susana Martinez to expand draft bills that would both fund Medicaid in step with the fedsome ongoing initiatives and eral Affordable Care Act. That create new ones. The council policy alone is estimated to add includes member of the House, 23,000 jobs to the New Mexico Senate as well as the business workforce. community. From August 2012 to August Some of the new measures 2013, New Mexico was 13th in being discussed include: the U.S. in the percentage of u A pilot project aimed at jobs added, growing the work- nurturing the “solo workforce” force by 1.8 percent, according those who start work in New to figures compiled by EcoMexico, but are not attached to nomic Development Secretary a specific company. Jon Barlea. u Creating a statewide task And data for October show force to assess the emerga year-over-year gain of 1,900 ing opportunities in nuclear jobs statewide — better than energy and support services.

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u Forming a task force to to help New Mexico companies capture an increasing share of health care contract work and develop a statewide fund to target expansion of the health care workforce. u More help for small businesses that want to export products internationally. u Better support for regional efforts with regards to forest restoration, bio mass and wood manufacturing. u Creating a discretionary fund to close the deal on important economic development projects. The council also hopes to capture better analytics on county-level jobs and the economy so it can identify what is working, not working and what jobs are going unfilled, as well as the skills or educational level it would take to do them.

Council committee OKs request to hire more cops

County seeks public input on land development code

The City Council’s Finance Committee approved a request Monday to add 10 more officers to the police force. The additional officers will help provide law enforcement services in land the city annexed from the county. The full council still must approve the expansion of positions and equipment, which will cost about $1.5 million the first year. Police Chief Ray Rael said he hopes to have the authority to hire the additional personnel by January so he has “plenty of time” to train the officers by January 2015. That’s when the city takes over police coverage of the southwestern portion of the annexation from the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office.

The Board of County Commissioners will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday to get public input on a proposed sustainable land development code. The meeting will be in the commission chambers, 102 Grant Ave. The proposed land-use and zoning code contains rules and regulations to guide future growth in unincorporated Santa Fe County and affects property owners. A draft of the proposed code was released for the public to review Sept. 10, 2012. The county received more than 1,200 comments during the public review period, which ended Oct. 26, 2012. About a year later, after taking those public comments into consideration, the county released another draft of the plan and has been holding meetings to solicit public input on the latest version. The board could vote to adopt the proposed code as early as Dec. 10.

Charter issues among topics for conference Former Santa Fe Mayors Sam Pick and Debbie Jaramillo are among scheduled speakers at the sixth annual Neighborhood Law and Policy Conference. The conference, which is free and open to the public, will be Thursday and Friday at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. It starts with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. on both days. Topics include proposed charter amendments on the March municipal ballot, including comments about proposed changes in the mayor’s role by Jaramillo and Pick during an 11 a.m. session Thursday. To view the full schedule of sessions, go to

Watershed burn planned Fire crews will begin a planned burn in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed this week, if conditions remain favorable. Firefighters plan to burn slash piles on 44 acres in the watershed, between two and six miles east of Santa Fe. The burn is intended to reduce fuels that contribute to wildfires. Wind is expected to carry smoke from the burn away from the Santa Fe area. For ongoing information about the burn, visit nmfireinfo. com or follow @SantafeNF on Twitter. The New Mexican

In Lester’s case, the former executive director of the Ruidoso Board of Real Estate pleaded guilty in 2010 to embezzling money from her employer to support a gambling addiction. She also has been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder, according to the lawsuit. The lawsuit claims Lester’s First Amendment rights as well as her rights to due process were violated and that she was placed in solitary confinement in retaliation for her complaints. The lawsuit seeks a jury trial as well as damages and attorney’s fees.

Help jobless woman get back on her feet The New Mexican


achel Simpson is unemployed. Her unemployment is running out, and she is asking for help to pay her rent of $860 and an additional $209 for car repairs. Simpson says the help she’s asking for could go a long way toward helping her get back on her feet. With winter driving conditions right around the corner, a working car might help Simpson safely look for a job. Simpson is just one of many community members asking for help from The New Mexican’s Empty Stocking Fund. 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 from residents in The New Mexican.

To donate Make your tax-deductible donation online at or you may mail a check to: The New Mexican’s Empty Stocking Fund c/o The Santa Fe Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1827, Santa Fe, N.M., 87504-1827. If you can provide a needed service such as roofing, car repair, home repairs, etc. contact Roberta at Presbyterian Medical Services at 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 at 988-8054.

To apply Complete applications for assistance online Applicants who do not have

access to a computer can complete an application online at several public libraries and businesses free of charge. Santa Fe Public Library: Main Library, 145 Washington Ave. La Farge Branch Library, 1730 Llano St. Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar Drive New Mexico Work Force Connectionn: 301 W. De Vargas St. Hopewell Center: 1800 Espinacitas St. Presbyterian Medical Services: 1409 Second St. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. Dec. 13 to be considered by the Empty Stocking Fund Committee. The Empty Stocking Fund will consider every applicant who meets the eligibility criteria, without regard to race, creed, place or country of origin, age, disability, ethnicity, color, gender identity, marital status or sexual orientation. Applicants must provide a Social Security number or their request will not be funded.

Donations (From Nov. 27 through Dec. 1) u Anonymous, in honor of Nettie & Etta Gonzales: $100 u Anonymous (5): $525 u Susan Bloch and Charles Aldrich: $100 u Carol Ann Mullaney and Peter Gary: $50 u Jacki Davidson and Bonnie Gross: $100 u Laura Gutierrez, in memory of Rogerio and Priscilla, Felimon M. Gutierrez: $300 u David Jones, in memory of Adria Damiano: $100 u Elmer and Judy Leslie: $100 u Mark and Barbara Mortier: $25 u Joseph Pisacane: $50 u Gene and Kathy Schofield: $1,000 u Nancy and Joseph Treat: $25 u Bill Varnum: $100 Cumulative total: $7,715

Funeral services and memorials SOCORRO (GARIBAY) MARTINEZ Socorro (Garibay) Martinez of Santa Fe, NM made her final journey into the waiting arms of Our Heavenly Father on November 28, 2013 after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death her husband Sebedeo Martinez and granddaughter Cathy. She is Survived by her son Larry (Gloria) Martinez of Santa Fe, Daughters Irma (Ray) Bustos of Amarillo Tx, Ernestina "Tina" (Pete) Archuleta of Santa Fe, and Angela Martinez of Santa Fe and nine grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. A rosary, will take place at St. Anne’s Catholic Church at 10 am Wednesday December 4, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial with burial immediately following at Rosario Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in her name to the Arthritis Foundation.

MARCIA MENDOZA ORTIZ Passed away on Friday, November 29, 2013. Services are pending under the direction of

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GILA CEBADA Born April 21, 1921 passed away November 27, 2013. Services at St. Francis Cathedral in Santa Fe on December 4, 2013 at 9 a.m. Burial at Rosario Cemetery.

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e-Voices Our Web readers speak out: World is watching Mora County battle vs. fracking, Nov. 23 I live in the heart of fracking — Odessa, Texas — “ above the Permian Basin, in the southernmost high plains. The only sign of any wealth being generated here is the overweening menace of huge, white new pickups loaded for bear and thorn-scrub ready. The potholes, blowing trash, cigarette smoke, ghetto housing — from plantation to apocalypse, oh, the horror.” R.B.

‘We’re protecting our water,’ say two Mora County commissioners who support the ordinance. Protecting it from what? If you are so concerned about protecting the water, where is the ban on the use of any pesticides and fertilizers within the county?” J.R.C. “Nice in-depth article. Difficult position for the county. Unfortunately, it is hard to evaluate legal advice from lawyers on either side who have a strong political agenda or viewpoint. Probably should have considered getting initial review of legal options regarding likelihood of constitutional litigation success from an expert who would not be handling the case and might assist on a pro bono basis.” S.B.


Separated parents, give gift of peace


ven though separated parents argue as to the best residential schedule, choice of school, faith, holiday time, Christmas and extra-curricular activities, these issues are simply not as predictive for the outcome of children of separated parents as conflict alone. More to the point, the greater the parental conflict, the greater the risk for the child having a poor developmental trajectory. Children who are subject to ongoing parental hostilities are more apt to have school-related problems, social difficulties, early onset sexual behavior, a greater likelihood of drug/alcohol related problems, vocational difficulties and then issues in their adult intimate relationships. The parents of these children are at risk of having problematic relationship with their children, not only as youngsters but when their children are adults, too. To the degree one or both parents can remain neutral in the face of provocation and conflict, the children are better served

and the risk profile is improved. This might mean one parent acquiesces to the demands of the other, assuming not totally lopsided, dangerous or abusive. In so doing, this parent elevates the need of the child to be spared the parental conflict and thus subordinates their needs or wants to facilitate peace. While this parent may fee like they are losing something in the moment, this parent may actually gain the better lifelong relationship with their child in return. That child, come adulthood, eventually develops a realistic appraisal of both parents and comes to appreciate the sacrifice of one in the face of the demands of the other. That adult child, no long bound by parental control can then re-right the balance and chose to prioritize the parent that more facilitated peace. If you cannot settle the Christmas Day transition, imagine, letting go of Christmas Eve and Day each year in the name of peace for your child. Imagine developing your own ritual of celebrating Christmas

on a day other than Dec. 25. Imagine being able to concentrate on the joy of your child opening gifts in the absence of animosity and anger. Imagine your gift to your child, peaceful co-existence with their other parent, and the return on that investment in your child’s ability to concentrate at school, form relationships and then be appreciative of your choices in their adult life. Conflict will abate if at least one parent facilitates peace through flexibility and advancing this need of the child ahead of their desires. If a parent fights for what is fair, you may win the battle yet lose the war. The collateral damage includes the child directly as well as the potential for a meaningful lifelong relationship with your child come adulthood. For Christmas, at least this year, give your child the gift of peace. After all, isn’t that what Christmas is all about? Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW, is a social worker expert on matters of family life, media personality and parenting.

Balderas: Why was audit altered?, Nov. 26 So much for the government transparency that “ Gov. [Susana] Martinez promised the people of New Mexico. Since when does a government agency have the right to delete portions of an independent auditor’s report? If the Martinez administration has nothing to hide, then why are key pieces of information still being held from the attorney general and state auditor offices? In my opinion, this is no different than the New Mexico Finance Authority producing a fake audit report. Choosing which portions of an audit report are going to be shared with those that have a legal right to review the full report is a huge red flag. I sure hope that the attorney general and state auditor get to the bottom of this as soon as possible.” D.M. Dear governor: Stop playing politics with state “ government and show some leadership that serves all parties even those you personally may disagree with. We elected you to serve, not to manipulate and satisfy your rich friends and special interests. We are the 99 percent and will not go quietly into the night. And to think you are already campaigning for higher office, on our time and money. [That] troubles me.” J.H. [Matt] Kennicott apparently doesn’t understand “ that when a CPA firm is hired, they are ‘required’ to report on whether or not they encountered fraud. That is an essential part of what they are hired to do. Mr. Kennicott, do you want them to stay silent about any fraud they encounter? Why? Are you hiding something? I trust you get the point.” F.C.

Suspected dealer tied to teen’s overdose death, Nov. 26 So if I buy candles because I like the smell, lighting “ and mood they set, if I burn me and my house down after being negligent, will the governor have the state police arrest the staff [who sold the candles]? Well, I sure hope so, because I will not accept any of the blame for my death.” M.O. One thing, though — candles are legal for pur“ chase. And candles’ intended use is not to snort it to kill yourself, whereas Ecstasy is. Grow up.” J.G.

Retailers decry dismissal of suit over Plaza events, Nov. 27 You know what ruins downtown shopping for “ me? Stores that sell items I have no use for and at prices far outside my budget. The only reason I go downtown is for the festivals and other events. What the downtown merchants are failing to understand is that the Plaza belongs to the people of Santa Fe, not the merchants. Many of these ‘cultural events’ are what drew the shop owners to Santa Fe in the first place. All they saw was $$. Now they want to take over. I say leave it alone.” M.M. The only time I go to the Plaza is for these events, “ or if I have visitors in town that just have to see it. The Plaza is for the rich tourists, not your everyday local. Your stuff is gorgeous but way over my price range. Are you forgetting we pay taxes, too? Maybe not as much as you, but we don’t make as much as you do, either. Share, folks.” P.W.


Budget conference must not fail


udgetary gridlock in Washington has led to one crisis after another. It has weakened America’s economy, disgusted the public and damaged our international standing. It has also left the nation’s major fiscal challenges largely untouched. A comprehensive approach is still the best way to fix the debt. Failure should not be an option for the House/Senate conference committee now assigned to develop a budget plan to avert another government shutdown on Jan. 15. America needs a budget and it is lawmakers’ responsibility to write one. Ideally, it should not only fund the government for the new fiscal year — which began Oct. 1 — but curb the growth of federal debt and put the country on a more responsible long-term path. The budget committee can start by dealing with the automatic spending cuts (“sequestration”) that were set in 2011. Sequestration symbolizes everything that has gone wrong with the budget process. It cuts the part of the budget that is least threatening to our fiscal future. The automatic cuts are ill-timed, putting immediate strain on a fragile economic recovery rather than gradually phasing in serious, longer-term deficit reduction. These are also mindless, across-theboard cuts that are at odds with the whole concept of congressional priority-setting.

Lawmakers’ failure to make serious choices hurts the military, the poor and our entire economy. The budget conference committee should find a way to adjust the automatic cuts while maintaining the same long-term deficit reduction. To really succeed, however, the panel must address health care spending and an inefficient, overly complex tax code. These are the key drivers of Washington’s projected deficits. While there are deep political divisions over these two areas, there is also a surprising amount of consensus on possible reforms. It is widely acknowledged, for example, that substantial savings can be found by rewarding quality over quantity of health care. It is also generally acknowledged that the tax code needs an overhaul to scale back the $1 trillion annually allocated in “tax expenditures,” those special credits, deductions, exemptions and exclusions that essentially subsidize favored activities or industries. Scaling back tax expenditures fits the agenda of both parties. In fact, both the House and Senate budgets call for such reductions, although both sides are reluctant to face down the special interests that support them. Because most deductions are reserved for taxpayers who itemize, they are regressive and primarily benefit wealthier tax-

payers. While some have legitimate social purposes, they could be better served at far lower cost through other means. Since all Americans would enjoy the fruits of sound fiscal policy, only the very needy should be exempt from contributing to a sustainability plan. Those Americans who can more readily shoulder some of the burden should be asked to do so. Narrowly targeted tax breaks or spending provisions for businesses or individuals do not belong in a deficit-reduction plan. Such political pork diverts resources from more pressing needs and increases public cynicism. Nor should any generation be exempt from shouldering some responsibility for fiscal reform. Programs and benefits for senior citizens, for example, comprise more than one-third of total federal outlays. Exempting them from any reforms would place an even greater financial burden on our children and grandchildren. Everything must be on the negotiating table. Starkly partisan proposals may appeal to true believers on one side or the other, but a credible plan to replace sequestration and curb the growth of the federal debt will fail without the bipartisan political will and compromise needed to put it into action. It’s time for Congress to do its job. Paul W. Hansen is the Western states regional director for the Concord Coalition.


This election, look at what candidates are against Most read stories on 1. Southern New Mexico train derailment kills 3 railroad workers 2. Today’s New Mexican, Nov. 29, 2013 3. Man arrested, charged with kidnapping 4. Dispatch audio reveals details of high-speed chase 5. Retailers decry dismissal of suit over Plaza events 6. Balderas: Why was audit altered? 7. Jennifer Aniston is looking for a house in Taos 8. South-side SWAT standoff ends peacefully 9. Suspected dealer tied to teen’s overdose death

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hen judging a candidate, look for what a candidate has stood against. All candidates are “for” stuff — and nothing ever changes — it only gets worse. Erik Hawkes

Datil, N.M.

More labeling needed We, the people, have the right to know what we are consuming through our food and beverages. It is estimated that 80 percent of packaged, processed foods in the U.S. contain some genetically modified ingredients and the long-term effects of ingesting these GMOs have not been adequately studied. Anti-labeling groups rely heavily on the claim that “trillions of Genetically Engineered meals have been eaten without side effect.” Long-term side effects, such as allergies and cancer, haven’t been adequately studied to evaluate the safety of GE foods.

With the safety of GMOs in question, it only makes sense to be able to make an informed decision regarding eating genetically engineered foods. It’s time we stand up to Big Ag and let them know their money will not extinguish our right to know what is in our food and beverages. Passing a law to label products containing GMOs, the same way we list nutrition and ingredient information, would be the best way. This would allow the American people to make healthy and informed decisions regarding what we consume. Jessie J. Hernandez

New Mexico Public Interest Research Group Albuquerque

Cutting energy I was astonished to find the Public Regulation Commission’s voting results on the production of solar energy in New Mexico.

Now that 1 kilowatt-hour of solar energy is worth two credits, it cuts our value of solar energy production in half. This vote has just made the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard of reaching 15 percent by 2015 seem impossible. Having lived in New Mexico all my life, I’ve had the opportunity to experience what the land means to so many people here. New Mexicans live and thrive from what is provided to us. One of the greatest things about New Mexico is its sun. If we are to keep such a tradition and be known as the Land of Enchantment, then we need to step up our game. What will happen to our land if we continue to fill it with toxins from resources like coal that are sure to run out? Increasing our solar energy production will increase the livelihoods of our generations to come so that they too, can enjoy the beauties of New Mexico. Holly Caulder


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ush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin are starting to sour on the new

pope. In response to Pope Francis’s rejection recently of the idea that trickle-down economics, “encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world,” these two paragons of the far right — both of whom regularly invoke the teachings of Jesus to bolster their political views — have suddenly turned their backs on the man whose actual job description is to speak for Jesus. Palin complained that Francis sounded “kind of liberal” in his statements decrying the growing global income equality between the rich and the poor. (She has since apologized.) Limbaugh went one step further. “This is just pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope,” he harrumphed into his giant microphone. Limbaugh, in his usual conspiratorial style, speculated that the pope’s tirade against “widespread corruption and self-serving tax evasion” must have been forced upon him by somebody else. “Somebody has either written this for [the pope] or gotten to him,” he said, referring to the remarks in Francis’s first apostolic exhortation outlining his thoughts. Limbaugh is right. Somebody did get to Francis. It was Jesus. Self-styled “defenders of Christianity,” such as Palin and Limbaugh, peddle a profoundly unhistorical view of Jesus. Indeed, if you listened to those on the far right, you would think that all Jesus ever spoke about was guns and gays. But even many modern Christians who reject the far right’s perception tend to hold an inaccurate picture of the historical Jesus, viewing him as some kind of celestial spirit with no concern for the cares of this world — a curious assertion about a man who not only lived in one of the most politically charged periods in Israel’s history, but who


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I claimed to be the promised Messiah sent to liberate the Jews from foreign occupation. This popular view of Jesus, which I challenge in my book, has dominated Christianity since the days of the Holy Roman Empire. It is not difficult to see why. After all, if you think of Jesus as an apolitical, pacifistic preacher of good works, whose only interest was in the world to come, then you can domesticate Jesus’s radical teachings and more easily accommodate him to your political or economic agenda. You can be Joel Olsteen, the millionaire megachurch pastor, preaching a “prosperity Gospel” that claims Jesus wants you to drive a Bentley. You can be Republican Rep. Stephen Lee Fincher, citing Jesus to denounce welfare and food stamps. You can be libertarian icon Rand Paul, appealing to Jesus’ teachings to advocate ending foreign aid. The truth is, Jesus’ teachings were so revolutionary that were he to preach today what he preached 2,000 years ago, many of the preachers and politicians who claim to promote his values would be the first to call for him to be silenced.

Jesus did not preach income equality between the rich and the poor. He preached the complete reversal of the social order, wherein the rich and the poor would switch places. “Blessed are you who are poor, for the Kingdom of God is yours. Blessed are you who are hungry, for you shall be fed. Blessed are you who mourn, for you shall soon be laughing” (Luke 6:20-21). These abiding words of the Beatitudes are often remembered as a promise of vindication for the poor and the dispossessed. But that is because few bother reading the verses that follow. “Woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. Woe to you who are full, for you shall hunger. Woe to you laughing now, for soon you will mourn” (Luke 6:24-25). Jesus is not describing some utopian fantasy in which the meek inherit the Earth, the sick are healed, the weak become strong, the hungry are fed and the poor are made rich. He is advocating a chilling new reality in which the rich will be made poor, the strong will become weak and the powerful will be displaced by the powerless.

“The first shall be last, and the last shall be first” (Matthew 19:30). Although modern Christianity has tried to spiritualize this message of Jesus, transforming his revolutionary social teachings into abstract ethical principles, it is impossible to overlook the unflinching condemnation of the wealthy and powerful that permeate Jesus’s teachings. “How hard it will be for the wealthy to enter the Kingdom of God!” (Mark 10:23) Such a radical vision of the world would have been both profoundly appealing for those at the bottom rungs of Jesus’ society and incredibly threatening for those at the top. The fact is, not much has changed in 2,000 years, as Palin and Limbaugh have proven. Yet, if these “culture warriors” who so often claim to speak for Jesus understood what Jesus stood for, they would not be so eager to claim his ideas for their own. In fact, they’d probably call him a Marxist. On Faith contributor Reza Aslan is the author most recently of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.


Proposed national park is inappropriate


proposal for a National Park to memorialize buildings used in the development of nuclear bombs (“Proposed national park would honor Manhattan Project,” Nov. 30) is inappropriate. Such a park would contravene the concept of national parks being primarily for conserving and enjoying nature. National historic site is the proper category for preservation of buildings. National historic sites for remembering man’s inhumanity to man has precedent in Andersonville’s prisoners of war site, and the Japanese-American internment camps of Manzanar and Minidoka. Those sites appear not to have kindled large-scale revulsion of war. Even commemoration of the Manhattan Project’s weapons of mass destruction that killed hundreds of thousands likely would not do that either. Our money and efforts would be better devoted to fulfilling the beautiful America that “God … crowned … with brotherhood.” John Otter

Santa Fe

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threatening) pre-existing condition. The handoff from to the selected insurance leaves me wondering if it will really happen. I’ll know more in a week. Dan Baker

Santa Fe

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I had a positive experience in working my way through and then on to to obtain individual insurance. Once I got past the very first step, I found out that you must access these sites from a PC using Microsoft Internet Explorer, as other browsers do not work properly. The websites were a little clunky, but did have information on choices available and did provide a way to plug in my financial information and find out if I was eligible for a federal subsidy. They also enabled me to select a decent plan at reasonable cost. I am thrilled to obtain an individual plan, as I am self-employed and was previously denied insurance at a reasonable rate because of a (minor, non-life-

It only takes one look at the photos accompanying the article about the police chase in Taos to understand the back story. The family in the van was black. Black people, especially from the South — and Tennessee is the South — have an entirely different experience of the police than others of us do. I have no doubt that the woman and her children were terrified of getting killed. If you want to know more of what black people experience, read what Norma Johnson says: A poem for my white friends: I Didn’t Tell You, www.wpcjournal .com/article/view/11842.


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Santa Fe

t’s the home stretch — almost — for the Sustainable Land Development Code being created for Santa Fe County. The code will contain the regulations to guide future development and growth in Santa Fe County, a result of the adoption of the Sustainable Growth Management Plan back in 2010. At 4 p.m. today, the Santa Fe Board of County Commissioners sits down to what could be a final public hearing on the plan — with consideration of its adoption happening on Dec. 10. Of course, depending on what kind of feedback residents bring up, and depending on what further questions commissioners have, the plan’s adoption still might be a ways off. Show up to learn more; the meeting is at the county building, 102 Grant Ave. Considering, though, that commissioners, staff and citizens have been working on the code for months — a period that included extensive rewrites and public comment before the adoption draft of the code was issued on Oct. 1 — the end is in sight. It’s taken hours of staff work, hours of hearings and more than 1,200 comments from the public. The comments are insightful in both their broad complaints — perceived oversights in how the extractive industries were treated in earlier drafts of the code — and specific questions about how new zoning might affect their property. This has been a collaborative effort. As with any massive undertaking, there surely will be last-minute objections. (We’ve been hearing from county residents who keep horses with concerns about how the code treats manure and how the county deals with horse trails. Horse lovers also are worried that new land-use requirements will make it too expensive to keep animals. Those concerns need to be aired and answered.) Hearing from interests — whether horse lovers or open space supporters — is essential as the county prepares to adopt and institute the code. While all of us want to preserve the best of the county — its rural nature and live-and-let ambiance — how best to do that is always an enlightening discussion. Too-loose regulations, and growth can go unchecked. Too many, and it’s impossible for folks to make a living. The plan should not overly burden the average property owner, and that’s a concern many citizens still have. Developing guidelines for how we live together throughout Santa Fe County is essential to a strong future. As the process comes to the end, residents should make sure the code is one they can live and thrive with — both now and in the future.

The past 100 years From The Santa Fe New Mexican: Dec. 3, 1913: Mexico City — The news that General Salvador Mercado, commander of the federal forces in northern Mexico, has sent a military pouch commission from Chihuahua to Juárez to treat with the rebels, while vigorously denied in official circles, is regarded as the most serious blow yet struck at federal prestige. In view of Provisional Huerta’s statements that he never would treat with the rebels, it is considered impossible that the peace commission has been sanctioned by him. Dec. 3, 1963: The State Welfare Department handed a severe cutback in appropriations by the last Legislature — bounced back this week with a request for a $700,000 increase in its 1964-65 budget. Director Leo Murphy said the $700,000 would be used for the state’s medical assistance program for the aged. Española — It will be the first of the year before chile growers in the Española Valley know whether a Midwestern firm will enter a contract to purchase 100 tons of red chile per year. The company indicated they need 100 tons of red chile pods to be used as a substitute for paprika, source of which has become undependable. Chemists have perfected a way of removing the taste from chile, thereby leaving only the red color which is reduced to powder as paprika substitute and food coloring. Dec. 3, 1988: The 1981 state-employee handbook is the focus of a legal dispute over whether state employees had a legitimate expectation of merit raises from 1983 to 1986. If the handbook was a contract, the state of New Mexico could be liable for between $40 million and $200 million in retroactive merit-pay awards to state employees. District Judge Petra J. Mayes heard 7½ hours of legal arguments Thursday and then took the question under advisement. Her decision will determine whether a trial on the case will proceed as scheduled Jan. 3.




THE NEW MEXICAN Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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Santa Fe Airport through 6 p.m. Monday Santa Fe Airport Temperatures High/low ......................................... 48°/30° Normal high/low ............................ 47°/21° Record high ............................... 60° in 2008 Record low .................................. 7° in 1934 Santa Fe Airport Precipitation 24 hours through 6 p.m. yest. ............ 0.00” Month/year to date ................ 0.00”/12.39” Normal month/year to date ... 0.07”/12.80” Santa Fe Farmers Market 24 hours through 6 p.m. yest. ............ 0.00” Month/year to date ................ 0.00”/12.05”




Farmington 54/34



Santa Fe 51/29 Pecos 49/27


Albuquerque 60/38



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Clayton 61/17

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Las Vegas 54/22 40


The following water statistics of November 28 are the most recent supplied by the City Water Division (in millions of gallons). Total water produced from: Canyon Water Treatment Plant: 3.257 Buckman Water Treatment Plant: 3.070 City Wells: 0.000 Buckman Wells: 0.000 Total water produced by water system: 6.327 Amount delivered to Las Campanas: Golf course: 0.000, domestic: 0.083 Santa Fe Canyon reservoir storage: 67.1 percent of capacity; daily inflow 2.65 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

Clovis 68/29

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Taos 44/22

Española 59/37 Los Alamos 49/30 Gallup 51/32

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(For the 48 contiguous states) Mon. High: 84 .............................. Alice, TX Mon. Low: -9 .......................... Alamosa, CO

Weather history

Weather trivia™

On Dec. 3, 1886, a storm dropped more than a foot of snow from central Alabama to the western Carolinas. Rome, Ga., received 25 inches, and Asheville, N.C., had 33 inches.

is the record low temperature Q: What for the lower 48 states in December? -59(F) at West Yellowstone, Mont., on A: Dec. 19, 1924.

Newsmakers LOS ANGELES — Jennifer Lopez is being honored by the March of Dimes. Lopez, the 44-year-old mother of 5-year-old twins, Maximilian and Emme, will receive the Grace Kelly Award at the eighth annual March of Dimes luncheon on Friday. She’s being recognized as a celebrity parent role model supporting women giving birth to healthy babies after full-term pregnancies.

Lady Gaga unveils dolls in her flamboyant likeness

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Jennifer Lopez to receive parenting honor

Jennifer Lopez

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TOKYO — One-of-a-kind Lady Gaga has been replicated. The pop star unveiled life-size dolls in her likeness, dressed in her flamboyant costumes, at a Tokyo event Sunday. A person leaning against the silicon doll’s chest can hear Lady Gaga music and messages. Gaga said she was honored to have replicas of herself. When her friends saw the dolls, “they were so excited to take pictures of me with the dolls and then all of a sudden the dolls took over. And the dolls were the most important thing in the room. And this is a beautiful thing,” she said. The Associated Press

3:00 p.m. KOAT The Ellen DeGeneres Show Britney Spears; Cirque du Soleil; John Legend performs. KRQE Dr. Phil KTFQ Laura KWBQ The Bill Cunningham Show Family secrets are exposed. KLUZ El Gordo y la Flaca KASY Jerry Springer CNN The Situation Room FNC The Five MSNBC The Ed Show 4:00 p.m. KOAT The Dr. Oz Show KTEL Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste KASY The Steve Wilkos Show FNC Special Report With Bret Baier 5:00 p.m. KASA Steve Harvey KCHF The 700 Club KASY Maury Nicole says she discovered her man with her best friend. FNC On the Record With Greta Van Susteren 6:00 p.m. CNN Anderson Cooper 360 FNC The O’Reilly Factor

7:00 p.m. CNN Piers Morgan Live MSNBC The Rachel Maddow Show 8:00 p.m. CNN AC 360 Later E! E! News FNC Hannity 9:00 p.m. FNC The O’Reilly Factor TBS Conan 10:00 p.m. KASA The Arsenio Hall Show KTEL Al Rojo Vivo CNN Piers Morgan Live MSNBC The Rachel Maddow Show TBS Pete Holmes Show Guests: Marc Maron; Rob Bell. 10:30 p.m. TBS Conan 10:34 p.m. KOB The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Actor Liam Hemsworth; actress Jayma Mays; The Rides perform. 10:35 p.m. KRQE Late Show With David Letterman Ray Romano; James Franco; Madison Square Garden legends. 11:00 p.m. KNME Charlie Rose KOAT Jimmy Kimmel Live Zoe Saldana; Martin Freeman; Toro Y Moi performs.

CNN Anderson Cooper 360 FNC Hannity 11:30 p.m. KASA Dish Nation TBS Pete Holmes Show Guests: Marc Maron; Rob Bell. 11:37 p.m. KRQE The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson 12:00 a.m. CNN AC 360 Later E! Chelsea Lately Comic Josh Wolf; comic April Richardson; comic Julian McCullough. FNC On the Record With Greta Van Susteren 12:02 a.m. KOAT Nightline 12:06 a.m. KOB Late Night With Jimmy Fallon 12:30 a.m. E! E! News 1:00 a.m. KASY The Trisha Goddard Show CNN Piers Morgan vLive FNC Red Eye 1:06 a.m. KOB Last Call With Carson Daly Comic Kira Soltanovich; The Naked and Famous perform.

From left, hosts Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, Daphne Oz, Mario Batali and Michael Symon on The Chew set in New York. On Tuesday, the show marks its 500th edition with a special live hour. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

‘Chew’ bites into its 500th episode By Frazier Moore The Associated Press

NEW YORK — When ABC’s The Chew premiered in September 2011, it begged the question: Was it biting off more than a show like this could chew? Here was a rollicking weekday feast devoted to “everything food” — not just cooking but home entertaining, dining out, healthy diets and a satisfying culinary lifestyle overall. And it came with a menu of five — count ’em, FIVE! — co-hosts. Too many cooks in that kitchen? Well, maybe not. On Tuesday in its regular 1 p.m. EST time slot, The Chew marks its 500th edition with a special hour as its co-hosts savor their chat-andchew success. “The Chew was never about food, it was about these five people,” says executive producer Gordon Elliott before a recent taping at the show’s Manhattan studio. Roughly 59 minutes later (to keep the energy flowing, each show is taped in front of a studio audience from start to finish, with no retakes or down time slowing the pace), the hosts — Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz — relocate to a nearby conference room, with a reporter in tow: “What makes the show work,” says Symon (a star of Food Network’s Iron Chef America and owner of six restaurants), “is that it literally feels like all of us are hanging out, cooking some food and telling stories. We’re busting each other’s chops, but we all know we’ve got each other’s back.” “And by now, it happens naturally,” adds Batali (the co-owner of 17 restaurants nationally as well as a Food Network star and best-selling author). “We all know when it’s each person’s turn to talk, and we know we’ll all get our turn.” “We always tell each other before the show starts, ‘Party in the kitchen,’ ” says Kelly (who was also a host of TLC’s recently concluded What Not to Wear). “That’s what we want: for people to come into our kitchen and have a good time.” “We have five distinctly different characters, versus a single-host show,” notes Hall (a memorable past competitor on Bravo’s Top Chef and the owner of an artisan cookie company).


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“That means we have five different ways of doing things. So we are saying to the viewer, ‘If YOU have a sixth way, that’s OK, too.’ We empower the viewers to have their own perspectives.” “The ensemble setup gives us all an opportunity to do some learning on TV, as well as some teaching,” says Batali. Item: Hall adores a certain trick for peeling lemons she learned on the air from Symon. And Kelly confides, “I didn’t like quinoa until Daphne (the Chew resident health-andwellness guru) kept shoving it down my throat. I actually like quinoa now.” Each hour has a theme (not just broad ideas like how to fix the perfect turkey but also conceptual side dishes like “Picnic Essentials” or “Leftover Makeover”) that the show’s producers cook up. Symon: “They give us themes, and then we give them our recipes.” Batali: “Along with our thoughts on each segment.” Hall: “We make each idea work, based on our experiences.” “But I’ve said no to a segment,” Kelly points out. “It just wasn’t in my wheelhouse, and I didn’t want to pretend to do something that I wouldn’t actually be doing at home.” “Manscaping?” cracks Batali. When The Chew was first announced, naysayers warned its hosts they were making a mistake. “A bunch of my friends were saying, ‘This is career suicide,’ ” Batali recalls with a laugh, “and I was like, ‘I think I could probably still make it as a cook.’ Now we know unmistakably, indubitably, that we have the best jobs in food programming.” “A hundred percent!” Hall chimes in. “What’s the connection between What Not to Wear and The Chew?” poses Kelly. “There’s a very strong common denominator: to be the best version of you, whether it’s with the clothes you put on your body or the food you’re putting in your body. To be conscious in every aspect of your life.” “I’m just saying, ‘This is simple to make and your guests will love eating it,’ ” sums up Batali. “I think that’s what we’re all selling on The Chew all the time: ‘Yes, you can’ and ‘Why don’t you?’ ” units to investigate the matter and end the fighting in “No More Bullets.”


7 p.m. on NBC The Biggest Loser In this new episode, host Alison Sweeney announces that one contestant’s weight loss will be the only thing that counts for his or her team at weigh-in. But here’s the catch: That contestant is going home, trainer in tow. A spin of the wheel determines who’s chosen for this coveted but high-pressure gig. The weigh-in brings milestone celebrations for two players.


7 p.m. on The CW The Originals Klaus (Joseph Morgan) opens up to Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) about his past indiscretions. Cami (Leah Pipes) tries to decipher some cryptic messages. The human faction takes matters into its own hands, with violent results. Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) seeks help from Elijah and Rebekah (Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt) when she hears about a plan to harm the werewolves in the bayou in the new episode “Reigning Pain in New Orleans.” 7 p.m. TNT Boston’s Finest The tension that’s been building between rival gangs for a year comes to a boil in this new episode, with back-to-back retaliation shootings in one night. Detective Tim Stanton calls on both the gang and fugitive


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9 p.m. on ABC What Would You Do? ABC’s eye-opening hidden camera series returns for another season of revealing people’s reactions to uncomfortable everyday scenarios and why they chose to intervene — or chose not to. John Quinones, pictured, hosts. 9:01 p.m. on NBC Chicago Fire Boden (Eamonn Walker) steps up his efforts to keep the firehouse from closing in this new episode. Dawson and Casey’s (Monica Raymund, Jesse Spencer) romance heats up. Leon (Jeff Lima) makes progress in the gang murder investigation, while Cruz (Joe Minoso) frets over being kept in the dark. Severide (Taylor Kinney) makes up for lost time with Katie (Brittany Curran) in “You Will Hurt Him.”

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Free agents: Doug Fister dealt to Nats, Jim Johnson to A’s. Page B-3



Cardinals forge resurgence got this feeling that we were about to do something — I don’t know — I guess it was going to be something special.” That funny feeling has become reality By Will Webber as Gonzalez’s Cardinals have reached The New Mexican the state championship game for the first time since 2007. They’ve become one of It was sometime between his team’s the biggest surprise stories the playoffs final regular season game and its playoff have seen in years, winning three straight opener in the Class AAA postseason that games on the road against higher seeded Leroy Gonzalez was hit with a funny feel- teams to reach this point. ing. Robertson (8-5), seeded ninth in the “We’d just gotten everyone back, 16-team field, will host No. 3 Silver in everyone healthy,” began the Las Vegas Saturday’s championship game. Kickoff is Robertson football head coach, “and I just scheduled for 1 p.m. at Cardinals Field in

Robertson overcame three higher-seeded teams

Robertson’s Dominic Lucero fumbles, but not until after crossing the goal line Saturday against Taos. CODY OLIVAS/THE TAOS NEWS

Broncos’ Fox back at work after surgery Coach may choose to work from booth during next game

Las Vegas. Unlike the first three stops on this magic carpet ride, this one will finally come in the friendly confines of home. Given the large turnout from the Meadow City in last weekend’s semifinal win at Taos, an overflow crowd is anticipated for Saturday’s clash. Asked if he’d almost rather have this game on the road given his team’s unforgettable run of wins away from home, Gonzalez began his answer before the question was even finished.

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Seahawks, Wilson overpower Saints, clinch playoff spot

By Arnie Stapleton The Associated Press

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos coach John Fox returned to work Monday, four weeks after open-heart surgery, his newfound energy matching his renowned enthusiasm. “I feel tremendous. As my surgeon said, I had a valve that was the size of a pinhead and now it’s the size of a 50-cent piece,” Fox said. “Obviously, the doctors feel good about me getting back to work. I actually would have preferred to be back sooner, but there was a pretty hard deadline of four John Fox weeks post-surgery and I honored that and here I am.” Truth is, Fox has been telecommuting for weeks. As soon as he was released from the hospital after having his aortic valve repaired, a surgery he had hoped to put off until after the Super Bowl, Fox set up a sort of command center at his offseason home in Charlotte, N.C., some 200 yards from the spot on the golf course where he fell ill on Nov. 2 during the Broncos’ bye. Not only was he in daily contact with defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, who guided the Broncos (10-2) to three wins in four games during in his absence, but Fox was also in constant communication with his captains, including quarterback Peyton Manning, over the toughest stretch of Denver’s season. Fox was able to keep track of his team on his big-screen TV on game days and on his iPad play book, watching cut-ups of practices and helping to formulate game plans. “Other than that, I was in another state, [it was] much the same as what I would have done in my office at Dove Valley,” Fox said. “I want to be careful how I say that. I was involved, just like everybody in this building is involved. Like I said, it’s not one guy. It’s a team. And it’s a lot of people doing their job. As I mentioned before, it’s a tribute to the staff and the players that did a tremendous job as I went on the longest bye week in history.” Del Rio maintained his defensive play-calling duties while he was interim head coach and he allowed offensive coordinator Adam Gase to continue calling plays for Manning & Co. Fox admitted there were times he cringed at

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Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, left, pushes off Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis as Wilson keeps the ball in the first half of Monday’s game in Seattle. ELAINE THOMPSON/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

to clinch a spot in the NFC playoffs with a 34-7 victory over the New Orleans Saints. More important than just wrapping up a spot SEATTLE in the postseason, the Seahawks (11-1) moved couple thousand Seahawks fans were two games ahead on the rest of the NFC in the crowded in front of the television race for home-field advantage and hold the tiestage when Russell Wilson walked out of the locker room still in full uniform. breakers over New Orleans (9-3) and Carolina (9-3), the two closest pursuers. Instantly, the chant started. The rest of the top teams better get ready “MVP! MVP!” to visit the Pacific Northwest in January. After Hard to argue against Wilson after a perforthis rout, the road through the NFC playoffs is mance like Monday night. almost certain to go through Seattle. Wilson threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns, and the Seahawks became the first team “For us to come out in that fashion, and to By Tim Booth

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win that game the way that we did, was awesome,” Wilson said. Wilson was outstanding, picking apart the Saints’ defense. He threw touchdown passes of 2 yards to Zach Miller and 4 yards to Doug Baldwin in the first half as Seattle built a 27-7 lead. Wilson added a pinball 8-yard TD pass to Derrick Coleman in the third quarter. Wilson completed 22 of 30 passes and finished with a quarterback rating of 139.6. He has 22 regular-season wins in his first two seasons, tied for the most ever by a second-year QB and

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USC hires Washington’s Pac-12’s bowl picture will Sarkisian as head coach stay unclear until Sunday By Greg Beacham

be stalled for several days, primarily because there’s still a slim chance the Pac-12 could land a second team in the BCS, which would push f you’re a betting person, the smart money every team up a notch. appears to be on Washington to the Fight Typically, the BCS announces this week Hunger Bowl and — somewhat less certain that some marginal teams are cut loose from — Washington State to the New Mexico Bowl. BCS consideration so bowls can begin to make But the picture in the Pac-12 likely won’t backroom selections, but with several imporgain real clarity until Sunday, the day after col- tant games left, it appears unlikely the Pac-12 lege football’s regular season finishes and BCS will be clarified. bowls begin the trickle-down by making their “I was really hoping we could narrow things selections. down a lot,” said longtime Holiday Bowl comSunday, Fight Hunger executive director mittee member John Reid, “but we can’t.” Gary Cavalli said of the Huskies, who beat Meanwhile, Washington State is bowl-eligiWSU in the Apple Cup to get to an 8-4 record: ble at 6-6, and an industry source says the “I would say they’re the most likely team for us, New Mexico Bowl, which is scheduled for and we’re very excited about the possibility.” But Cavalli and his bowl counterparts may Please see PAC-12, Page B-3 By Bud Withers

The Associated Press

The Seattle Times

LOS ANGELES — Steve Sarkisian was named the head coach at Southern California on Monday, leaving Washington to return to the Trojans’ storied football program for another run at national titles. Two days after USC’s regular season ended with a home loss to UCLA, Trojans athletic director Pat Haden replaced interim coach Ed Orgeron with yet another assistant coach from Pete Carroll’s championship-winning era at the school. The 39-year-old Sarkisian is a Los Angelesarea native who went 34-29 in five seasons

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I Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian yells from the sidelines during a Nov. 29 game against Washington State in Seattle. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO

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THE NEW MEXICAN Tuesday, December 3, 2013



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

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National Conference East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 7 5 0 .583 329 303 Philadelphia 7 5 0 .583 300 281 N.Y. Giants 5 7 0 .417 237 297 Washington 3 9 0 .250 269 362 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 9 3 0 .750 312 230 Carolina 9 3 0 .750 285 157 Tampa Bay 3 9 0 .250 217 285 Atlanta 3 9 0 .250 261 340 North W L T Pct PF PA Detroit 7 5 0 .583 326 287 Chicago 6 6 0 .500 323 332 Green Bay 5 6 1 .458 294 305 Minnesota 3 8 1 .292 289 366 West W L T Pct PF PA x-Seattle 11 1 0 .917 340 186 San Francisco 8 4 0 .667 297 197 Arizona 7 5 0 .583 275 247 St. Louis 5 7 0 .417 279 278 x - clinched playoff berth. Monday’s Game Seattle 34, New Orleans 7 Thursday, Dec. 5 Houston at Jacksonville, 6:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 Atlanta at Green Bay, 11 a.m. Minnesota at Baltimore, 11 a.m. Kansas City at Washington, 11 a.m. Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 11 a.m. Miami at Pittsburgh, 11 a.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 11 a.m. Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 11 a.m. Cleveland at New England, 11 a.m. Oakland at N.Y. Jets, 11 a.m. Tennessee at Denver, 2:05 p.m. Seattle at San Francisco, 2:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at San Diego, 2:25 p.m. St. Louis at Arizona, 2:25 p.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 Dallas at Chicago, 6:40 p.m.

Seahawks 34, Saints 7 New Orleans 0 7 0 0— 7 Seattle 17 10 7 0—34 First Quarter Sea—FG Hauschka 26, 7:47. Sea—Bennett 22 fumble return (Hauschka kick), 6:27. Sea—Miller 2 pass from Wilson (Hauschka kick), 1:55. Second Quarter NO—Graham 2 pass from Brees (Hartley kick), 8:45. Sea—FG Hauschka 20, 3:41. Sea—Baldwin 4 pass from Wilson (Hauschka kick), :13. Third Quarter Sea—Coleman 8 pass from Wilson (Hauschka kick), 7:07. A—68,387. NO Sea First downs 12 23 Total Net Yards 188 429 Rushes-yards 17-44 38-127 Passing 144 302 Punt Returns 1-0 5-17 Kickoff Returns 3-54 2-40 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 23-38-0 22-30-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 1-3 1-8 Punts 6-49.0 3-40.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards 7-52 8-66 Time of Possession 26:22 33:38 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—New Orleans, Ingram 8-22, Collins 1-12, Sproles 3-11, Thomas 4-0, Brees 1-(minus 1). Seattle, Wilson 8-47, Lynch 16-45, Turbin 11-34, Coleman 2-3, Lockette 1-(minus 2). PASSING—New Orleans, Brees 23-380-147. Seattle, Wilson 22-30-0-310. RECEIVING—New Orleans, Sproles 7-32, Colston 4-27, Thomas 4-21, Graham 3-42, Moore 2-12, Meachem 1-7, Collins 1-3, Stills 1-3. Seattle, Miller 5-86, Baldwin 4-77, Tate 4-45, Lynch 3-12, Kearse 2-26, Lockette 1-33, Robinson 1-21, Coleman 1-8, Willson 1-2. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

NCAA AP Top 25 Schedule Thursday, Dec. 5 No. 19 Louisville at Cincinnati, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 No. 16 Northern Illinois vs. Bowling Green, MAC championship at Detroit, 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 20 Duke, ACC championship at Charlotte, N.C., 6 p.m. No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 10 Michigan State, Big Ten championship at Indianapolis, 6 p.m. No. 3 Auburn vs. No. 5 Missouri, SEC championship at Atlanta, 2 p.m. No. 6 Oklahoma State vs. No. 18 Oklahoma, 10 a.m. No. 7 Stanford at No. 11 Arizona State, Pac-12 championship, 5:45 p.m. No. 9 Baylor vs. No. 23 Texas, 1:30 p.m. No. 15 UCF at SMU, 10 a.m. No. 24 Fresno State vs. Utah State, MWC championship, 8 p.m.

NHL Eastern Conference Atlantic GP W Boston 27 18 Montreal 28 16 Detroit 28 14 Tampa Bay 26 16 Toronto 27 14 Ottawa 27 10 Florida 27 7 Buffalo 28 6 Metro GP W Pittsburgh 28 18 Washington 27 14 N.Y. Rangers28 14 New Jersey 28 11 Philadelphia27 12 Carolina 27 10 Columbus 27 10 N.Y. Islanders27 8


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Western Conference Central GP W L OL Pts GFGA Chicago 28 20 4 4 44 102 76 St. Louis 26 18 5 3 39 91 60 Colorado 25 19 6 0 38 76 52 Minnesota 29 16 8 5 37 70 67 Winnipeg 29 13 12 4 30 78 82 Nashville 27 13 11 3 29 62 75 Dallas 25 12 9 4 28 70 73 Pacific GP W L OL Pts GFGA San Jose 26 18 3 5 41 92 60 Anaheim 29 18 7 4 40 91 77 Los Angeles 28 17 7 4 38 73 60 Phoenix 26 15 7 4 34 85 84 Vancouver 29 14 10 5 33 77 77 Calgary 26 9 13 4 22 70 93 Edmonton 28 9 17 2 20 73 95 Note: Two points are awarded for a win; one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Monday’s Games Winnipeg 5, N.Y. Rangers 2 Montreal 3, New Jersey 2 Minnesota 2, Philadelphia 0 Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 2 Sunday’s Games Edmonton 3, Dallas 2, SO Vancouver 3, Carolina 2 Detroit 4, Ottawa 2 Tuesday’s Games San Jose at Toronto, 5 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 5 p.m. Tampa Bay at Columbus, 5 p.m. Ottawa at Florida, 5:30 p.m. Dallas at Chicago, 6 p.m. Vancouver at Nashville, 6 p.m. Phoenix at Edmonton, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

Jets 5, Rangers 2 Winnipeg 0 2 3—5 N.Y. Rangers 1 1 0—2 First Period—1, N.Y. Rangers, Zuccarello 4 (McDonagh), 2:49. Penalties—D.Brassard, NYR (tripping), 11:21; Peluso, Wpg, major (fighting), 16:46; Falk, NYR, major (fighting), 16:46; Wheeler, Wpg (slashing), 18:45. Second Period—2, Winnipeg, Setoguchi 7 (Jokinen, Thorburn), 8:16. 3, Winnipeg, Albert 1 (Byfuglien), 10:00. 4, N.Y. Rangers, Callahan 7 (Richards, Pouliot), 15:50. Penalties—Kreider, NYR (holding), 3:37. Third Period—5, Winnipeg, Jokinen 5 (Thorburn, Setoguchi), 12:42. 6, Winnipeg, Jokinen 6 (Frolik, Trouba), 18:06. 7, Winnipeg, Wheeler 6 (Trouba, Little), 19:09 (en). Penalties—Stuart, Wpg (cross-checking), 7:11. Shots on Goal—Winnipeg 6-13-11—30. N.Y. Rangers 11-15-11—37. Power-play opportunities—Winnipeg 0 of 2; N.Y. Rangers 0 of 2. Goalies—Winnipeg, Pavelec 10-10-3 (37 shots-35 saves). N.Y. Rangers, Talbot 6-2-0 (29-25). A—18,006 (18,006). T—2:22. Referees—Rob Martell, Dave Jackson. Linesmen—Derek Nansen, Tim Nowak.

Canadiens 3, Devils 2 New Jersey 1 0 1—2 Montreal 0 2 1—3 First Period—1, New Jersey, Bernier 3 (Volchenkov, Henrique), 11:13. Penalties—Bournival, Mon (hooking), 18:14. Second Period—2, Montreal, Bourque 6 (Desharnais, Subban), 8:49. 3, Montreal, Pacioretty 10 (Markov, Desharnais), 16:49 (pp). Penalties— Ryder, NJ (holding), 2:04; Eller, Mon (high-sticking), 9:22; Zubrus, NJ (interference), 15:49. Third Period—4, New Jersey, Ryder 6 (Fayne, Gelinas), 4:42. 5, Montreal, Galchenyuk 7 (Emelin, Bourque), 9:34. Penalties—Emelin, Mon (delay of game), 13:51. Shots on Goal—New Jersey 11-118—30. Montreal 5-4-8—17. Power-play opportunities—New Jersey 0 of 3; Montreal 1 of 2. Goalies—New Jersey, Brodeur 7-7-2 (17 shots-14 saves). Montreal, Price 12-8-2 (30-28). A—21,273 (21,273). T—2:24.

NHL Leaders Through Dec. 1 Scoring GP Sidney Crosby, Pit 28 Evgeni Malkin, Pit 28 A. Steen, StL 25 Ryan Getzlaf, Anh 26 Patrick Kane, Chi 28 John Tavares, NYI 27 H. Zetterberg, Det 28 A. Ovechkin, Was 25 Corey Perry, Anh 29 Joe Thornton, SJ 26 Henrik Sedin, Van 29 Chris Kunitz, Pit 28 Logan Couture, SJ 26 Erik Karlsson, Ott 27

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Wild 2, Flyers 0 Philadelphia 0 0 0—0 Minnesota 0 0 2—2 First Period—None. Penalties—Simmonds, Phi (holding), 19:26. Second Period—None. Penalties— Rosehill, Phi, major (fighting), 3:30; Rupp, Min, major (fighting), 3:30; Giroux, Phi (delay of game), 6:58. Third Period—1, Minnesota, Pominville 14 (Koivu), 3:52. 2, Minnesota, Coyle 3 (Spurgeon, Scandella), 4:49. Penalties—Coyle, Min (slashing), 7:48; Koivu, Min (tripping), 13:08. Shots on Goal—Philadelphia 4-611—21. Minnesota 9-6-6—21. Power-play opportunities—Philadelphia 0 of 2; Minnesota 0 of 2. Goalies—Philadelphia, Emery 3-5-0 (21 shots-19 saves). Minnesota, Harding 14-4-3 (21-21). A—17,676 (17,954). T—2:22. Referees—Wes McCauley, Ian Walsh. Linesmen—Derek Amell, Vaughan Rody.

Kings 3, Blues 2 St. Louis 0 0 2—2 Los Angeles 2 1 0—3 First Period—1, Los Angeles, Stoll 3 (Williams, Regehr), 10:38. 2, Los Angeles, Toffoli 5 (Doughty, Richards), 16:13. Penalties—Kopitar, LA (holding), :18; Colaiacovo, StL (holding), 6:37; Kopitar, LA (tripping), 16:52; Steen, StL (cross-checking), 19:09; Richards, LA (cross-checking), 19:09. Second Period—3, Los Angeles, Toffoli 6 (Richards, Mitchell), 5:48. Penalties—Backes, StL (tripping), 3:42. Third Period—4, St. Louis, Shattenkirk 2 (Tarasenko, Schwartz), 14:06. 5, St. Louis, Tarasenko 9 (Shattenkirk), 19:44. Penalties—Fraser, LA (slashing), 12:00. Shots on Goal—St. Louis 9-7-11—27. Los Angeles 13-6-4—23. Power-play opportunities—St. Louis 0 of 3; Los Angeles 0 of 2. Goalies—St. Louis, Halak 14-4-2 (23 shots-20 saves). Los Angeles, Scrivens 7-2-4 (27-25). A—18,118 (18,118). T—2:31. Referees—Mike Leggo, Don Van Massenhoven. Linesmen—Michel Cormier, Darren Gibbs.

TRANSACTIONS TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League DETROIT TIGERS — Agreed to terms with INF/OF Don Kelly on a one-year contract. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Declined to offer a 2014 contract to INF Chris Getz. NEW YORK YANKEES — Traded C Chris Stewart to Pittsburgh for a player to be named. Agreed to terms with INF Brendan Ryan on a two-year contract. Declined to offer 2014 contracts to INFs David Adams and Jayson Nix and RHP Matt Daley.

National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Named Mike Harkey pitching coach and Mel Stottlemyre Jr. bullpen coach. LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Agreed to terms with OF Mike Baxter, C Drew Butera and LHP Scott Elbert on oneyear contracts. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Designated C Michael McKenry for assignment.

FOOTBALL NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Released OT Patrick Ford from the practice squad. Re-signed OL R.J. Dill to the practice squad.

HOCKEY National Hockey League DALLAS STARS — Placed D Aaron Rome on injured reserve, retroactive to Nov. 24. Recalled F Travis Morin from Texas (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS — Reassigned D Richard Nedomlel from Grand Rapids (AHL) to Toledo (ECHL). OTTAWA SENATORS — Reassigned D Mark Borowiecki and F Derek Grant to Binghamton (AHL). Recalled F Mike Hoffman from Binghamton. PHOENIX COYOTES — Assigned D Rostislav Klesla to Portland (AHL).

LACROSSE National Lacrosse League MINNESOTA SWARM — Re-signed T Kiel Matisz to a two-year contract and F Corbyn Tao to a one-year contract.

COLLEGE NCAA BIG TEN CONFERENCE — Fined Nebraska $10,000 for a violation of the conference’s sportsmanship policy by football coach Bo Pelini during Friday’s game. COLGATE — Announced the retirement of football coach Dick Biddle. FLORIDA — Announced CB Loucheiz Purifoy will enter the NFL draft. MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY — Named Carla Wilson athletic director. SOUTHERN CAL — Announced the resignation of interim football coach Ed Orgeron. Named Steve Sarkisian football coach. WAKE FOREST — Announced the resignation of football coach Jim Grobe.


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

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Spurs 102, Hawks 100 GB — ½ 1 1½ 3 GB — 5½ 6 6½ 8 GB — 8 8½ 10½ 12

Western Conference Southwest W L Pct GB San Antonio 15 3 .833 — Houston 13 6 .684 2½ Dallas 10 8 .556 5 New Orleans 9 8 .529 5½ Memphis 8 8 .500 6 Northwest W L Pct GB Portland 15 3 .833 — Oklahoma City 12 3 .800 1½ Denver 10 6 .625 4 Minnesota 9 10 .474 6½ Utah 4 15 .211 11½ Pacific W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 12 6 .667 — Golden State 10 8 .556 2 Phoenix 9 8 .529 2½ L.A. Lakers 9 9 .500 3 Sacramento 4 11 .267 6½ Monday’s Games Washington 98, Orlando 80 New Orleans 131, Chicago 128,3OT San Antonio 102, Atlanta 100 Utah 109, Houston 103 Portland 106, Indiana 102 Sunday’s Games Denver 112, Toronto 98 Indiana 105, L.A. Clippers 100 Detroit 115, Philadelphia 100 Golden State 115, Sacramento 113 Miami 99, Charlotte 98 Oklahoma City 113, Minnesota 103 New Orleans 103, New York 99 Portland 114, L.A. Lakers 108 Tuesday’s Games Orlando at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Denver at Brooklyn, 5:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Boston, 5:30 p.m. Detroit at Miami, 5:30 p.m. Phoenix at Memphis, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Sacramento, 8 p.m. Toronto at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Denver at Cleveland, 5 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 6 p.m. Detroit at Milwaukee, 6 p.m. Dallas at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Indiana at Utah, 7 p.m. San Antonio vs. Minnesota at Mexico City, Mexico, 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Portland, 8 p.m.

Pelicans 131, Bulls 128, 3OT NEW ORLEANS (131) Aminu 6-10 1-4 14, Anderson 12-20 5-5 36, Smith 6-17 0-0 12, Holiday 9-22 1-1 19, Gordon 7-23 7-8 23, Evans 5-10 3-3 13, Amundson 0-0 0-2 0, Morrow 3-6 1-2 8, Withey 1-2 0-0 2, Roberts 1-3 2-2 4. Totals 50-113 20-27 131. CHICAGO (128) Deng 15-27 7-11 37, Boozer 2-6 0-0 4, Noah 8-12 3-5 19, Hinrich 4-15 5-5 13, Snell 2-4 0-0 6, Gibson 10-19 6-8 26, Dunleavy 7-14 3-5 23, James 0-3 0-0 0, Mohammed 0-1 0-0 0, Teague 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 48-101 24-34 128. N. Orleans 24 26 27 26 6 13 9—131 Chicago 21 35 24 23 6 13 6—128 3-Point Goals—New Orleans 11-23 (Anderson 7-11, Gordon 2-6, Aminu 1-1, Morrow 1-2, Roberts 0-1, Holiday 0-2), Chicago 8-23 (Dunleavy 6-10, Snell 2-4, Deng 0-1, Hinrich 0-8). Fouled Out—Smith, Amundson. Rebounds—New Orleans 65 (Smith 14), Chicago 68 (Gibson 14). Assists— New Orleans 25 (Holiday 12), Chicago 34 (Hinrich 11). Total Fouls—New Orleans 34, Chicago 23. Technicals— New Orleans defensive three second, Noah. A—21,615 (20,917).

Jazz 109, Rockets 103 HOUSTON (103) Garcia 5-10 0-0 13, Jones 1-5 0-1 2, Howard 7-12 1-4 15, Beverley 4-10 0-0 8, Harden 12-22 10-10 37, Casspi 5-8 1-3 13, Brewer 0-0 0-0 0, Brooks 5-12 2-2 13, Asik 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 40-83 14-20 103. UTAH (109) Jefferson 1-4 0-0 3, Williams 4-10 0-0 10, Favors 6-6 2-2 14, Burke 9-18 0-0 21, Hayward 12-18 5-5 29, Evans 1-4 1-2 3, Burks 7-11 4-5 21, Kanter 1-3 1-2 3, Garrett 2-5 0-0 5. Totals 43-79 13-16 109. Houston 23 27 24 29—103 Utah 36 17 29 27—109 3-Point Goals—Houston 9-28 (Garcia 3-7, Harden 3-9, Casspi 2-4, Brooks 1-3, Jones 0-2, Beverley 0-3), Utah 10-17 (Burks 3-4, Burke 3-6, Williams 2-5, Jefferson 1-1, Garrett 1-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Houston 45 (Howard 9), Utah 43 (Favors 13). Assists—Houston 18 (Harden 8), Utah 20 (Burke 6). Total Fouls—Houston 19, Utah 18. Technicals—Houston defensive three second. A—15,801 (19,911).

ATLANTA (100) Carroll 7-11 0-0 17, Millsap 6-20 1-1 15, Horford 9-16 0-0 18, Teague 6-13 4-4 19, Williams 5-14 0-0 10, Martin 2-7 0-0 6, Brand 3-4 0-0 6, Mack 3-7 0-0 7, Scott 0-1 0-0 0, Jenkins 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 42-96 5-5 100. SAN ANTONIO (102) Leonard 2-7 0-0 4, Duncan 10-15 3-4 23, Splitter 5-9 1-1 11, Parker 7-11 0-0 15, Green 1-7 0-0 3, Ginobili 2-7 5-6 10, Diaw 7-9 1-2 16, Ayres 0-0 1-2 1, Belinelli 6-9 0-0 13, Mills 2-4 1-2 6, Bonner 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 42-78 12-17 102. Atlanta 23 26 22 29—100 San Antonio 25 25 23 29—102 3-Point Goals—Atlanta 11-31 (Teague 3-4, Carroll 3-5, Martin 2-5, Millsap 2-6, Mack 1-2, Scott 0-1, Jenkins 0-2, Williams 0-6), San Antonio 6-18 (Parker 1-1, Diaw 1-2, Mills 1-2, Belinelli 1-2, Ginobili 1-4, Green 1-5, Leonard 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Atlanta 43 (Millsap 14), San Antonio 52 (Duncan 21). Assists—Atlanta 22 (Teague 7), San Antonio 27 (Parker, Ginobili 7). Total Fouls—Atlanta 19, San Antonio 10. A—17,318 (18,797).

Wizards 98, Magic 80 ORLANDO (80) Afflalo 10-16 1-1 21, Davis 1-8 0-0 2, Vucevic 5-11 0-0 10, Moore 1-8 4-4 6, Oladipo 4-12 5-6 13, Nicholson 0-2 4-4 4, Price 1-4 2-2 5, Harkless 7-13 1-2 16, Maxiell 0-0 0-0 0, Lamb 1-2 0-0 3, Jones 0-1 0-0 0, O’Quinn 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-77 17-19 80. WASHINGTON (98) Webster 2-6 0-0 5, Nene 5-12 4-5 14, Gortat 4-7 5-6 13, Wall 5-14 4-4 16, Ariza 8-9 4-4 24, Vesely 0-3 2-6 2, Singleton 4-7 2-2 11, Maynor 1-4 0-0 2, Booker 3-6 0-0 6, Rice Jr. 1-3 2-2 5, Seraphin 0-1 0-0 0, Temple 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 33-73 23-29 98. Orlando 22 19 20 19—80 Washington 22 30 23 23—98 3-Point Goals—Orlando 3-15 (Lamb 1-1, Price 1-2, Harkless 1-4, Afflalo 0-1, Nicholson 0-1, Moore 0-3, Oladipo 0-3), Washington 9-13 (Ariza 4-4, Wall 2-4, Rice Jr. 1-1, Webster 1-2, Singleton 1-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Orlando 44 (Vucevic 8), Washington 51 (Ariza, Nene, Singleton 6). Assists—Orlando 14 (Price 4), Washington 21 (Wall 13). Total Fouls—Orlando 24, Washington 22. A—12,809 (20,308).

Trail Blazers 106, Pacers 102 INDIANA (102) George 16-30 4-4 43, West 6-14 0-0 12, Hibbert 6-13 4-5 16, G.Hill 1-8 3-4 6, Stephenson 1-3 0-0 2, S.Hill 0-0 0-0 0, Scola 5-10 0-0 10, C.Watson 3-7 4-4 10, Mahinmi 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 39-88 15-17 102. PORTLAND (106) Batum 2-5 3-4 8, Aldridge 11-19 6-8 28, Lopez 2-6 4-4 8, Lillard 7-17 10-10 26, Matthews 5-11 4-5 15, Williams 6-12 0-0 13, Freeland 1-1 0-0 2, Robinson 2-3 0-0 4, Wright 0-2 2-2 2, E.Watson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 36-76 29-33 106. Indiana 23 23 26 30—102 Portland 20 25 27 34—106 3-Point Goals—Indiana 9-22 (George 7-15, G.Hill 1-2, Johnson 1-3, West 0-1, Scola 0-1), Portland 5-13 (Lillard 2-4, Matthews 1-2, Batum 1-2, Williams 1-4, Wright 0-1). Fouled Out—Stephenson. Rebounds—Indiana 51 (Hibbert 14), Portland 44 (Aldridge 10). Assists—Indiana 25 (G.Hill 11), Portland 17 (Aldridge, Matthews, Batum 3). Total Fouls—Indiana 28, Portland 20. A—19,023 (19,980).

NBA Leaders Through Sunday Scoring G Durant, OKC 15 Anthony, NYK 16 James, MIA 17 George, IND 17 Love, MIN 19 Harden, HOU 14 Martin, MIN 18 Aldridge, POR 17 Curry, GOL 15 Ellis, DAL 18 Cousins, SAC 15 DeRozan, TOR 16 Afflalo, ORL 16 Turner, PHL 18 Thompson, GOL18 Griffin, LAC 18 Irving, CLE 17 Lawson, DEN 16 Nowitzki, DAL 18 Lillard, POR 17 Gay, TOR 16 Wall, WAS 17 Paul, LAC 17 Davis, NOR 16 Conley, MEM 16 Parker, SAN 16 Deng, CHI 15 Teague, ATL 18 Parsons, HOU 18 Thomas, SAC 15 Horford, ATL 18 Lee, GOL 18 Stuckey, DET 16 Howard, HOU 18 Matthews, POR 17 Green, BOS 19 Walker, CHA 18 Hayward, UTA 18 Hawes, PHL 16 Randolph, MEM15 Crawford, LAC 18 Jennings, DET 15 Redick, LAC 17 Boozer, CHI 15 Millsap, ATL 17

FG 126 150 158 143 147 98 132 157 122 141 127 123 116 147 138 153 130 109 131 109 118 116 105 112 114 121 100 102 118 81 135 116 100 103 101 108 108 102 100 97 104 88 92 101 106

FT 146 103 104 77 116 106 108 67 39 96 72 76 71 78 44 73 66 90 83 78 59 74 92 77 46 46 64 98 44 74 35 73 61 95 32 76 60 69 29 46 41 40 51 34 44

Pts 424 421 445 405 450 330 417 381 334 395 326 345 342 384 382 382 351 330 371 344 315 326 321 301 293 293 273 311 310 257 306 305 271 301 284 317 299 293 258 240 288 239 268 236 267

Avg 28.3 26.3 26.2 23.8 23.7 23.6 23.2 22.4 22.3 21.9 21.7 21.6 21.4 21.3 21.2 21.2 20.6 20.6 20.6 20.2 19.7 19.2 18.9 18.8 18.3 18.3 18.2 17.3 17.2 17.1 17.0 16.9 16.9 16.7 16.7 16.7 16.6 16.3 16.1 16.0 16.0 15.9 15.8 15.7 15.7

Johnson, Bro 17 94 Gordon, NOR 16 88 Pekovic, MIN 19 119 Bargnani, NYK 16 95 Lin, HOU 16 78 Rebounds G Off Love, MIN 19 73 Jordan, LAC 18 80 Howard, HOU 18 57 Drummond, DET17 78 Vucevic, ORL 16 49 Griffin, LAC 18 41 Ibaka, OKC 15 44 Davis, NOR 16 60 Hawes, PHL 16 30 Cousins, SAC 15 35 Gasol, LAL 18 30 Anthony, NYK 16 45 Thompson, CLE17 58 Aldridge, POR 17 33

43 49 57 37 66 Def 186 151 167 129 128 158 109 103 132 116 149 113 104 129

266 249 295 245 245 Tot 259 231 224 207 177 199 153 163 162 151 179 158 162 162

15.6 15.6 15.5 15.3 15.3 Avg 13.6 12.8 12.4 12.2 11.1 11.1 10.2 10.2 10.1 10.1 9.9 9.9 9.5 9.5

NCAA Men’s AP Top 25 Poll The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 1, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25thplace vote and last week’s ranking: Rec Pts Pvs 1. Michigan St. (63) 7-0 1,623 1 2. Arizona (2) 7-0 1,547 4 3. Kentucky 7-1 1,473 3 4. Syracuse 7-0 1,375 8 5. Ohio St. 6-0 1,340 7 6. Kansas 6-1 1,240 2 7. Louisville 6-1 1,139 9 8. Wisconsin 8-0 1,094 10 9. Oklahoma St. 7-1 1,070 5 10. Duke 6-2 1,021 6 11. Wichita St. 8-0 911 12 12. UConn 7-0 836 13 13. Oregon 7-0 801 14 14. Villanova 7-0 785 — 15. Florida 6-1 758 15 16. Memphis 5-1 748 21 17. Iowa St. 5-0 623 17 18. UCLA 7-0 548 19 19. Gonzaga 7-1 380 11 20. Baylor 7-1 377 18 21. UMass 6-0 274 24 22. Michigan 5-2 223 22 23. Iowa 7-1 171 23 24. San Diego St. 5-1 150 — 25. Dayton 6-1 90 — Others receiving votes: Indiana 74, Virginia 73, New Mexico 71, North Carolina 62, Florida St. 40, Boise St. 36, Pittsburgh 36, VCU 30, Charlotte 20, Colorado 17, Creighton 17, Missouri 16, Harvard 10, Illinois 10, Cincinnati 8, Mississippi 3, George Washington 2, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 2, Xavier 1. Ballots Online:

Men’s Top 25 Schedule Monday’s Games No. 12 UConn 65, No. 15 Florida 64 No. 17 Iowa State 99, Auburn 70 Tuesday’s Games No. 2 Arizona vs. Texas Tech, 7 p.m. No. 4 Syracuse vs. Indiana, 5:15 p.m. No. 10 Duke vs. No. 22 Michigan, 7:15 p.m. No. 18 UCLA vs. UC Santa Barbara, 9 a.m. No. 23 Iowa vs. Notre Dame, 7:15 p.m. Wednesday’s Games No. 1 Michigan State vs. North Carolina, 7 p.m. No. 5 Ohio State vs. Maryland, 5 p.m. No. 7 Louisville vs. UMKC, 5 p.m. No. 8 Wisconsin at Virginia, 5 p.m. No. 14 Villanova vs. Pennsylvania, 6 p.m. No. 25 Dayton vs. Delaware State, 5 p.m. Thursday’s Game No. 24 San Diego State at San Diego, 9 p.m. Friday’s Games No. 3 Kentucky vs. No. 20 Baylor at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, 8 p.m. No. 9 Oklahoma State vs. South Carolina, 7:30 p.m. No. 12 UConn vs. Maine at the XL Center, Hartford, Conn., 5 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 2 Arizona vs. UNLV, 3:15 p.m. No. 4 Syracuse vs. Binghamton, 5 p.m. No. 5 Ohio State vs. CCSU, 2:30 p.m. No. 6 Kansas at Colorado, 1:15 p.m. No. 7 Louisville vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 11 a.m. No. 8 Wisconsin vs. Marquette, 12:15 p.m. No. 11 Wichita State vs. Oral Roberts, 6 p.m. No. 14 Villanova at Saint Joseph’s, 4 p.m. No. 16 Menphis vs. Northwestern State, 11 a.m. No. 17 Iowa State vs. Northern Iowa at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa, 4 p.m. No. 18 UCLA at Missouri, 10:30 a.m. No. 19 Gonzaga vs. New Mexico State, 9 p.m. No. 21 UMass vs. BYU at the MassMutual Center, Springfield, Mass., 11:30 a.m. No. 22 Michigan vs. Houston Baptist, 10 a.m. No. 23 Iowa vs. Drake at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa, 6:30 p.m. No. 25 Dayton at Illinois State, 6:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games No. 13 Oregon at Mississippi, 3 p.m. No. 24 San Diego State vs. Washington, 1:05 p.m.

Cardinals: Robertson followed same tough formula in last 3 wins Continued from Page B-1 “No way,” he said. “We’d rather be at home. Our fans deserve this. Our city, our family. We want to have this game at home, for them. We’ve done pretty good so far, but we want the biggest game of the year right here in our place.” Of course, none of it would even be possible if not for Father Time finally bringing an end to the long list of player injuries. Gonzalez said as many as four starters found themselves wearing casts to heal broken bones while more than half a dozen others missed time for less severe ailments. All that began to change late in the regular season when, one at a time, everyone began to get back onto the field. It culminated in a season-ending rout of crosstown rival West Las Vegas. The following week, the Cardinals shut out No. 8 Portales to open the playoffs.

“You know, I always thought we were better than a 9-seed but with five losses and all the problems we had, I knew we’d be a 9 at best,” Gonzalez said. “The only thing I was looking for was a way to avoid St. Mike’s as long as possible, but once I saw that we would get them after that first round I knew we would at least have a chance because we had everybody healthy for the first time all year.” The Cardinals followed their 36-0 shutout of Portales with a stunning 22-13 upset of the previously undefeated and top-seeded Horsemen on a snowy day in Santa Fe. After that was last week’s 21-16 win at Taos. Each week the Cardinals have done it the same way, following the same formula: Tough defense, a commitment to the running game and answering every hard hit with two of their own. The team’s motto this postseason:

“Get to next week.” “That’s all we’ve talked about is getting through this game to get to the next one,” Gonzalez said. Along the way, Robertson has erased some of the scars incurred during a different kind of healing — those from the hazing scandal that rocked the Cardinals’ program to its foundation five years ago. “We lost a lot of players because of that,” Gonzalez said. “In a lot of ways, we’re still trying to recover from it. There were a lot of players, a lot of families who left and never came back. They wanted nothing to do with Robertson football.” While it’s premature to say the Cards are back to the glory days that saw them reach the state title game four times between 2001 and 2007, at least the signs point to a promising future. Much of this year’s roster is filled with quality underclassmen and

the program’s lower levels are loaded with depth and talent. “We’re not back to where those other teams we had,” Gonzalez said, referring to the three straight titlegame teams from 2005-07, teams that were coached by Chad Roanhaus and led by then defensive coordinator Gonzalez. “We had so much depth. We’d go two-deep at most positions and there were a lot of guys who only played offense or defense because we had so many good players. This team, we pretty much go both ways with most of the top players. We just don’t have the depth.” One thing the Cards do have, however, is the chemistry that could make this once overlooked group of runthrough-brick-walls kids into a team for the ages. With only Silver standing in the way, destiny is just four solid quarters and one big “W” away.

“You know,” Gonzalez said, “I guess I’m a little surprised. But really, I always knew this team had it in it.” GAME NOTE

No, Gonzalez said, the Cardinals will not wear their road whites despite playing Saturday’s championship game at home. They’ve worn the white jerseys and pants for all three playoff games, beating Portales, St. Michael’s and Taos in the process. “We’ll definitely wear the red,” Gonzalez said. “We’re home, we’re in red. That’s just the way it is.” Lest anyone forget, the Pittsburgh Steelers won three straight road games during the 2005 playoffs and then elected to wear white jerseys despite being the designated home team against Seattle in Super Bowl XL. Gonzalez acknowledged that gesture, but said no such move would be made this weekend.


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Doug Fister dealt to Nats SCOREBOARD Local results and schedules

Jim Johnson traded to A’s


By Ronald Blum The Associated Press

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NEW YORK — On a night usually dominated by news of players let loose, the Washington Nationals and Oakland Athletics filled pitching needs with trades. Washington obtained right-hander Doug Fister from Detroit for infielder Steve Lombardozzi and left-handers Robbie Ray and Ian Krol on Monday. Oakland acquired closer Jim Johnson from Baltimore for infielder Jemile Weeks and a player to be named. Fister was 14-9 with a 3.67 ERA last season for the AL Central champions, who last month traded slugging first baseman Prince Fielder to Texas for second baseman Ian Kinsler. “It gives us some flexibility for some other things we want to do,” Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said, insisting the trade wasn’t made to free money for a long-term deal for AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, who can leave after next season. Fister joins a talented Nationals rotation that already includes Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann and Gio Gonzalez. Oakland, which also closed in on a $22 million, two-year contract with lefthander Scott Kazmir, is revamping after losing to the Tigers in the AL division series. The 30-year-old Johnson led the majors with 51 saves in 2012 and tied for the big league lead last season with 50. The twotime AL West champion A’s found their closer to replace All-Star Grant Balfour, who became a free agent after the season and is expected to command a multiyear deal. Meanwhile, 43 players became free agents at midnight EST when their teams failed to offer 2014 contracts, a group that included 2009 NL Rookie of the Year Chris Coghlan (Miami) and St. Louis reliever John Axford. Clubs often use the so-called tender deadline as leverage to force agreements with players they won’t go to arbitration with. Among the players let loose were Toronto catcher J.P. Arencibia, Boston right-hander Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Kalish, Mets right-hander Jeremy Hefner, Yankees infielder Jayson Nix, Tampa Bay outfielder Sam Fuld and Kansas City infielder Chris Getz. The Los Angeles Angels gained nearly $10 million of payroll flexibility, declining to offer contracts to pitchers Tommy Han-

Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. All times local. MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 5:15 p.m. on ESPN — Indiana at Syracuse ESPN2 — Illinois at Georgia Tech 7:15 p.m. on ESPN — Michigan at Duke ESPN2 — Notre Dame at Iowa NHL HOCKEY 6 p.m. on NBCSN — Dallas at Chicago SOCCER 12:40 p.m. on NBCSN — Premier League, West Ham at Crystal Palace

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Today Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Doug Fister throws against the Seattle Mariners during a September game in Detroit. The Tigers have traded Fister to the Washington Nationals for three players. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO

son, Jerome Williams and Juan Gutierrez along with third baseman Chris Nelson. With an excess of catching after reaching an agreement to sign Brian McCann, the New York Yankees traded Chris Stewart to Pittsburgh for a player to be named, and Stewart agreed to a $1 million, oneyear deal with the Pirates. The Yankees also finalized a $5 million, two-year contract with shortstop Brendan Ryan, who became their starter in September when Derek Jeter went back on the disabled list. Kazmir’s deal with Oakland is pending a physical, a person said, speaking of anonymity because the team hadn’t finalized the contract. The 29-year-old left-hander went 10-9 with a 4.04 ERA in 29 starts and 158 innings last season for Cleveland and becomes part of a rotation that includes Sonny Gray and A.J. Griffin. The Athletics probably won’t pursue a new deal for 40-year-old Bartolo Colon, an 18-game winner. Utilityman Willie Bloomquist agreed to return to Seattle pending a physical expected to take place later this week, a baseball official with knowledge of the deal said, also speaking on condition of anonymity because the agreement wasn’t final. Bloomquist spent his first seven big league seasons with Seattle and the past three with Arizona. He hit .317 for the Diamondbacks this year but had just 139 at-bats.

Catcher Dioner Navarro agreed to an $8 million, two-year contract with Toronto that pays $3 million next year and $5 million in 2015. The 29-year-old batted .300 with a career-high 13 homers and 34 RBIs in 89 games for the Chicago Cubs last season. An All-Star in 2008, he has not played more than 89 games in a season since 2009 because of injuries. Another catcher, Jose Molina, agreed to a $4.5 million, two-year contract to remain with the Tampa Bay Rays. Eleven players eligible for arbitration agreed to one-year deals: San Diego lefthander Eric Stults ($2.75 million) and right-hander Tim Stauffer ($1.6 million); Baltimore outfielders Nolan Reimold ($1,025,000) and Steve Pearce ($850,000); Washington right-hander Ross Ohlendorf ($1.25 million); Detroit outfielder Don Kelly ($1 million); Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers ($950,000); Philadelphia first baseman Kevin Frandsen ($900,000); Oakland right-hander Fernando Rodriguez ($600,000); and Cleveland right-handers Frank Herrmann and Blake Wood ($560,000 each); In agreements announced Friday, the Los Angeles Dodgers reached deals with outfielder Mike Baxter and catcher Drew Butera ($700,000 each) and left-hander Scott Elbert ($575,000).

Boys basketball — Capital at Albuquerque Manzano, 7 p.m. Santa Fe High at Albuquerque Rio Grande, 7 p.m. Santa Fe Preparatory at West Las Vegas, 7 p.m. Española Valley at Rio Rancho, 7 p.m. Moriarty at Los Alamos, 7 p.m. Bosque at Pecos, 7 p.m. Girls basketball — Albuquerque Volcano Vista at Santa Fe High, 7 p.m. Taos at Española Valley, 7 p.m. West Las Vegas at Santa Fe Indian School, 7 p.m. McCurdy at Mora, 7 p.m. Estancia at Santa Fe Preparatory, 5:30 p.m. Bosque at Pecos, 5:30 p.m. Mesa Vista at East Mountain, 5 p.m.

Wednesday (nothing scheduled)

Thursday Boys basketball — Los Alamos at St. Michael’s, 7 p.m. Taos Tiger Invitational, first round at Taos (Española Valley vs. Mora, 5:30 p.m.; Roswell Goddard vs. Taos, 7 p.m.) Al Armendariz Classic at Capital, round-robin format (El Paso Bel Air, Deming, Capital, Santa Fe High, El Paso Ysleta, Santa Fe Preparatory) SFIS Braves Round Robin, at Santa Fe Indian School (Monte del Sol, SFIS, Questa, Pecos) High Desert Classic, at Genoveva Chavez Community Center (Desert Academy, New Mexico School for the Deaf, Santa Fe Waldorf, Pecos JV) Dora Invitational, at Dora (McCurdy) Girls basketball — Albuquerque Academy at Los Alamos, 7 p.m. Lady Braves Classic, at Santa Fe Indian School (Santa Fe High, Hot Springs, Piedra Vista, SFIS, Navajo Prep, Kirtland Central, Española Valley). Lady Jaguar Invitational, first round at Capital (Deming, Capital, St. Michael’s, Roswell Goddard). High Desert Classic, at Genoveva Chavez Community Center (New Mexico School for the Deaf, Desert Academy, Monte del Sol, Questa). Santa Rosa Tournament, at Santa Rosa (Mora, Pecos) Dora Invitational, at Dora (McCurdy)


Pac-12: New Mexico Bowl set for Dec. 21 Continued from Page B-1 Dec. 21 at University Stadium in Albuquerque, “is very enamored of Washington State.” New Mexico Bowl executive director Jeff Siembieda attended the Apple Cup. But the Cougars will have to fend off Arizona and Oregon State as one of three teams battling for the last Pac-12-affiliated bowl or go outside the conference and try to land in a bowl tied up with a league that can’t fill its commitments: the Independence in Shreveport, the Heart of Dallas or the Little Caesars in Detroit. In the bigger picture, the games affecting the BCS begin Friday night with Northern Illinois and Bowling Green for the MAC championship. NIU takes a BCS berth with a victory, but a loss would vacate a spot.

Saturday’s games include Texas-Baylor, Oklahoma-Oklahoma State and the Big Ten title game between Ohio State and Michigan State. Wins by Texas and/or Oklahoma, plus Ohio State (especially if it’s decisive), would work in favor of the Pac12 landing not only its champion, but Oregon, in the BCS. It’s more likely that the league gets only the Stanford-Arizona State Pac-12 championship winner to the Rose Bowl. If Stanford wins, the picture below it gains more clarity, because the Alamo, picking second, would have to choose between Arizona State and Oregon. But if the Alamo takes ASU, the Holiday would be free to choose between Oregon (7-2 in league games), USC and UCLA (both 6-3), and might opt for the Trojans, whom they’ve never hosted. It gets more complicated if

ASU wins the title, because then the Alamo has four choices — Stanford, Oregon, UCLA and USC (by an agreement reached a few years ago, Pac-12 bowls can pick any team within a game in the standings of the best-available team). There’s some thought that UCLA and the Los Angeles TV market would be appealing to the Alamo. Meanwhile, there’s a significant possibility Stanford could fall to the Sun Bowl if it doesn’t beat ASU. None of that should affect Washington — unless the Pac12 gets two to the BCS. “We’re feeling pretty positive they’d be a great team for us to have, and a great matchup for BYU,” said Cavalli. BYU (8-4) is already committed to the Fight Hunger. As for the New Mexico Bowl, WSU might not have lost any

ground with its loss to Washington. Oregon State (also 6-6 and 4-5) played a rousing Civil War with Oregon but lost its fifth in a row, and Arizona (7-5 and 4-5) was trounced by ASU. The Wildcats played in the New Mexico Bowl a year ago, and the prospect of fans booking hotels in Albuquerque for several days is dimmed by the fact Tucson is only a 6.5-hour drive away. But Washington State shouldn’t take Arizona lightly. “Arizona does a hell of a job,” said John Folmer, Sun Bowl selection committee chairman, adding that last year, when the Wildcats were in consideration for his bowl, they “had billboards in town” and he got a call in support from former Arizona great Tedy Bruschi. Said Folmer: “They’re really, really aggressive.”

USC: Players express mixed feelings online Continued from Page B-1 at Washington, rebuilding a decimated program into a bowl contender. He is the permanent replacement for Lane Kiffin, his former co-offensive coordinator at USC under Carroll. Sarkisian will be introduced at a news conference Tuesday. In a statement released by USC, the coach thanked the Huskies for his first head coaching opportunity. “I am extremely excited to be coming home to USC and for the opportunity that USC presents to win championships,” Sarkisian said. “I can’t wait to get started.” Kiffin was fired in late September and replaced by Orgeron, who didn’t get the permanent job from Haden despite going 6-2. Crosstown rival UCLA trounced USC 35-14 last Saturday in what turned out to be the Trojans’ final game under Orgeron, who resigned Monday after failing to get the head job. Haden didn’t announce who will coach

the Trojans in their bowl game later this month, but it could be Sarkisian, who immediately left Washington. He also could bring a handful of Huskies assistants with him to USC. Haden said USC conducted a major search during the regular season, interviewing five coaches for the job. “We kept coming back to Sark,” Haden said. “He is the only one who was offered the job. I believe in my gut that he is the right coach for USC at this time. He embodies many of the qualities for which we looked. He is an innovative coach who recruits well and develops players. He is a proven and successful leader.” Orgeron turned himself into a candidate for the full-time job with an impressive revitalization of a program that had grown dour and stale when Haden fired Kiffin, who went 28-15, at the airport five games into the season. Orgeron’s tenure was highlighted by the Trojans’ victory over No. 5 Stanford last month, but his groundswell of support for

the full-time job dissipated with a home loss to the Bruins. Haden said he spoke to Orgeron about remaining on Sarkisian’s staff, but Orgeron said he wants to be a head coach. In a school statement, Orgeron thanked “all the Trojan players and family members who have become close personal friends during my 11 years at USC. I am especially proud of this year’s team and coaching staff, who had to start a new season and then bonded, played together as a family and competed like Trojans.” USC players were told not to speak to reporters after leaving a team meeting with Haden, but many went online to post mixed feelings about the move. “Words can’t explain how I’m feeling right now....just lost a father. Way more than a coach,” tweeted USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams, who was named to the all-Pac-12 first team Monday. Orgeron recruited Williams out of his native Florida.

Boys basketball — Taos Tiger Invitational, second round at Taos (Española Valley vs. Roswell Goddard, 5:30 p.m.; Mora vs. Taos, 7 p.m.) Al Armendariz Classic at Capital, round-robin format (El Paso Bel Air, Deming, Capital, Santa Fe High, El Paso Ysleta, Santa Fe Preparatory) SFIS Braves Round Robin, at Santa Fe Indian School (Monte del Sol, SFIS, Questa, Pecos) High Desert Classic, at Genoveva Chavez Community Center (Desert Academy, New Mexico School for the Deaf, Santa Fe Waldorf, Pecos JV) Dora Invitational, at Dora (McCurdy) Girls basketball — Lady Jaguar Invitational, second round at Capital (Deming, Capital, St. Michael’s, Roswell Goddard). Lady Braves Classic, at Santa Fe Indian School (Santa Fe High, Hot Springs, Piedra Vista, SFIS, Navajo Prep, Kirtland Central, Española Valley). High Desert Classic, at Genoveva Chavez Community Center (New Mexico School for the Deaf, Desert Academy, Monte del Sol, Questa). Santa Rosa Tournament, at Santa Rosa (Mora, Pecos) Dora Invitational, at Dora (McCurdy) Las Vegas Robertson at Ruidoso, 7 p.m. Wrestling — Southwest Shootout, at Rio Rancho High (Los Alamos, Española Valley, Las Vegas Robertson) Swimming & Diving — Los Alamos Invitational, at Los Alamos (St. Michael’s, Santa Fe High, Capital, Los Alamos), 5 p.m.

Saturday Football — Class AAA state championship, Silver at Las Vegas Robertson, 1 p.m. Boys basketball — Peñasco at Jemez Valley, 7 p.m. Taos Tiger Invitational, third round at Taos (Roswell Goddard vs. Mora, 5:30 p.m.; Española Valley vs. Taos, 7 p.m.) Al Armendariz Classic at Capital, round-robin format (El Paso Bel Air, Deming, Capital, Santa Fe High, El Paso Ysleta, Santa Fe Preparatory) SFIS Braves Round Robin, at Santa Fe Indian School (Monte del Sol, SFIS, Questa, Pecos) High Desert Classic, at Genoveva Chavez Community Center (Desert Academy, New Mexico School for the Deaf, Santa Fe Waldorf, Pecos JV) Dora Invitational, at Dora (McCurdy). Girls basketball — Lady Jaguar Invitational, final round at Capital (Deming, Capital, St. Michael’s, Roswell Goddard). Lady Braves Classic, at Santa Fe Indian School (Santa Fe High, Hot Springs, Piedra Vista, SFIS, Navajo Prep, Kirtland Central, Española Valley). High Desert Classic, at Genoveva Chavez Community Center (New Mexico School for the Deaf, Desert Academy, Monte del Sol, Questa) Santa Rosa Tournament, at Santa Rosa (Mora, Pecos) Dora Invitational, at Dora (McCurdy) Los Alamos at Moriarty, 7 p.m. Ruidoso at West Las Vegas, 6 p.m. Peñasco at Jemez Valley, 4:30 p.m. Coronado at Santa Fe Preparatory, 4 p.m. Wrestling — Capital at Los Lunas, time TBA Southwest Shootout, at Rio Rancho High (Los Alamos, Española Valley, Las Vegas Robertson) Pecos Duals, time TBA Swimming & Diving — Los Alamos Invitational, at Los Alamos (St. Michael’s, Santa Fe High, Capital, Los Alamos), 5 p.m.


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Blazers overcome Pacers

Domination: Saints struggled throughout sion, Brees was hit from behind by Cliff Avril and fumbled is 14-0 at home. into the arms of Bennett, who Michael Bennett had a returned it for the touchdown. 22-yard fumble return for a Brees was unable to take touchdown in the first quarter advantage of Seattle’s depleted to give Seattle a 10-0 lead and secondary. The Seahawks were the Saints never threatened. It without Brandon Browner was a dominating performance (injury) and Walter Thurmond by the Seahawks, making up for (suspension) but Byron Maxa lackluster effort the last time well and Jeremy Lane played they were given a national tele- well in their places. vision spotlight and were taken “We took one in the chin to the final yard and final play today,” Brees said. “We got out by St. Louis. played today. They played great. Not this time. The most They made a lot of plays and we anticipated game in the NFC didn’t.” this season was a laugher. Seattle used the bye week to Drew Brees and the Saints add wrinkles to its offense. Wilwere stymied the entire night son was a threat not only passas he lost for the first time on ing but running with the zone Monday night after nine straight read again becoming an addition wins, and continued the belief to the playbook. Wilson carried New Orleans can’t win outdoors five times in the first half, three late in the season. New Orleans of those designed keepers. didn’t crack 100 yards of total But it was his passing that stole offense into midway through the show. Wilson was 14 of 19 in the third quarter. Jimmy Grathe first half for 226 yards and a ham was nearly invisible outrating of 148.1. He found Miller side of his franchise-record open for a 60-yard catch-and-run 12th TD catch of the season in early in the second quarter, then the second quarter that pulled capped the drive with a 2-yard the Saints to 17-7. touchdown pass to Miller and a Brees finished 23 of 38 for 17-0 lead. Wilson later hit Doug 147 yards. Graham had three Baldwin for 52 yards. Seattle had catches for 42 yards. Darren seven pass completions of Sproles led New Orleans with 12 or more yards in the first half. seven catches, many of those check downs. The seven points The Seahawks finished with 315 first-half yards, the most allowed matched the fewest scored by by the Saints in a first half since the Saints since Sean Payton 2005 against Minnesota. became coach in 2006, and the Baldwin said Seattle saw a 188 total yards were the fewest specific blitz package from the in his coaching tenure. “Lot of things to look at,” Pay- Saints on film and the Seahawks ton said. “Lot of things we didn’t knew they’d have chances to go downfield. do well.” “We wanted to be great It was K.J. Wright’s job against the blitz,” Wilson said. to shadow Graham and he “… We knew they were going to hounded the Saints’ star all bring some pressure and we like night. the sense of pressure because “The coaches told me ‘We’re going to let you hold [Graham]. there is a lot of green grass behind it.” Just do your job, win on your leverage, trust your guys around NOTES you and just play your best u Wilson averaged 10.3 yards game.’ That’s what I tried to do,” per pass attempt, while Brees Wright said. was at 3.9. The Saints went three-andu New Orleans was 25th in out on their first possession and the NFL in run defense, but held that was just the start of their Marsahwn Lynch to 45 yards struggles. On their next posses- rushing on 16 carries.

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By Anne M. Peterson The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. — LaMarcus Aldridge had 28 points and 10 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated Indiana 106-102 Monday night, snapping the Pacers’ sevenBlazers 106 game winning streak. Paul George had a Pacers 102 career-high 43 points for Pacers (16-2), who own the NBA’s best record. The Blazers pulled in front until early in the fourth quarter but the Pacers kept it close, and George hit consecutive 3-pointers that narrowed it to 98-96 with 1:37 left. Damian Lillard answered with a 3-pointer, and Nicolas Batum made a pair of free throws for the Blazers before George hit another 3-pointer that got Indiana within 103-99 with 21 seconds to go. Lillard hit free throws and George made yet another 3 with 10 seconds to go to make it 105-102, but the Pacers couldn’t get closer. Lillard finished with 26 points for the Blazers, who have won 13 of their last 14 games. The Blazers (15-3) beat the shorthanded Los Angeles Lakers 114-108 Sunday night. The victory snapped a sevengame losing streak to the Lakers at the Staples Center. SPURS 102, HAWKS 100 In San Antonio, Texas, Tim Duncan made a jumper with 0.4 seconds left to lift the San Antonio Spurs to a victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Duncan finished with 23 points and 21 rebounds as San Antonio dominated the middle against the younger and more athletic Atlanta front court. Boris Diaw had 16 points and Tiago Splitter finished with 11. Atlanta had all five starters score in double figures. Jeff Teague had 19 points, Al Horford added 18 and DeMarre Carroll finished with 17. The Hawks trailed 98-94 when Paul Millsap made a 3-pointer over Diaw with 17.5 seconds remaining. Manu Ginobili then made a pair of free throws for the Spurs, but Teague drained a 3 over Kawhi Leonard to tie it at 100 with 4.7 seconds left. Curling off a pick, Duncan drained a jumper near the free-throw line to put San Antonio ahead to stay. Millsap’s desperation jumper hit the side of the backboard. Tony Parker added 15 points for the Spurs. Marco Belinelli had 13 and Ginobili finished with 10. PELICANS 131, BULLS 128 (3OT) In Chicago, Jrue Holiday made a threepoint play with 2.6 seconds remaining in the third overtime Monday night, giving

Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge, right, loses his handle on the ball as he drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers forward David West during the first half of Monday’s game in Portland, Ore. DON RYAN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

the New Orleans Pelicans a victory over the Chicago Bulls. Holiday had 19 points and 12 assists for the Pelicans. He made an 18-footer with 3.9 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the score at 103 and force overtime. Ryan Anderson had a career-high 36 points on 12-of-20 shooting, including 7 for 11 on 3-pointers. Eric Gordon added 23 points for New Orleans (9-8). Luol Deng led the Bulls with 37 points and also had eight rebounds and seven assists. JAZZ 109, ROCKETS 103 In Salt Lake City, Marvin Williams scored five points in the final two minutes, Gordon Hayward broke out of a shooting slump to score 29 points and Utah beat Houston to earn its first backto-back wins of the season. With Utah clinging to a 101-98 lead, Williams stole James Harden’s pass and raced down for a dunk with 2 minutes left. Williams then hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 59 seconds to go to boost the lead to 108-100. Rookie Trey Burke posted career highs

of 21 points and six assists for Utah, which shot 54 percent and made 10 of 17 from beyond the arc. Harden had 15 of his season-best 37 points in the fourth quarter to keep the Rockets close, but they couldn’t get enough defensive stops. Dwight Howard had 15 points as Houston lost for only the second time in its last 10 games. WIZARDS 98, MAGIC 80 In Washington, Trevor Ariza scored 24 points, John Wall had 16 points and 13 assists, and Washington beat Orlando to get to .500 for the first time since it split its first four games of the 2009-10 season. Nene scored 14 points and Marcin Gortat finished with 13 for Washington (9-9). With top scorer Bradley Beal out of the lineup for the fifth straight game, Ariza supplied the offense, hitting 8 of 9 from the field, including four 3-pointers. Arron Afflalo scored 21 points for Orlando, and Victor Oladipo added 13 points and six rebounds.

Villanova comes flying into Top 25 men’s hoops Creighton and Marquette — fall out but Villanova moved in to keep it in the standings tied with the Missouri Valley (Wichita State), Mountain West (San Diego State) and West Coast (Gonzaga) conferences.

By Jim O’Connell The Associated Press

Breaking down this week’s Associated Press college basketball poll:

Jumping in Villanova’s wins over Kansas and Iowa on the way to the Battle 4 Atlantis championship were a boost to the Wildcats, moving from unranked to No. 14 in the AP poll. That’s an impressive jump into the poll, but it’s far from the best. In November 1989, Kansas went from unranked to No. 4 after beating No. 2 LSU, No. 1 UNLV and No. 25 St. John’s in the NIT Season Tip-Off, which was known then as the Preseason NIT. The second-best improvement was by Connecticut in November 2010 when the Huskies went from unranked to No. 7 after beating No. 2 Michigan State and No. 8 Kentucky on the way to winning the Maui Invitational.

Newcomers Villanova wasn’t the only newcomer to this week’s poll. San Diego State used its wins over Creighton and Marquette en route to the championship run of the Wooden Legacy to arrive at No. 24. The Aztecs were ranked in 12 of the first 13 weeks last season. They are the only team from the Mountain West in the poll. New Mexico, which was ranked by the AP and USA Today Coaches Poll to start the season, received enough votes to check in at No. 28 in the media poll and 27th in the coaches’ tabulation. The Lobos (5-1) visit New Mexico State (6-2) on Wednesday and host unbeaten Cincinnati (7-0) on Saturday

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The Villanova basketball team poses with the trophy after winning the Battle 4 Atlantis title with an 88-83 win over Iowa in overtime during Saturday’s game in Paradise Island, Bahamas. TIM AYLEN/BAHAMAS VISUAL SERVICES

in The Pit. It’s been a longer time for Dayton, appearing at No. 25 following its third-place finish at the Maui Invitational. The Flyers beat then-No. 11 Gonzaga in the opening round, lost to then-No. 18 Baylor in the semifinals when a last-second shot didn’t fall and beat California for third place. The Flyers’ last appearance in the Top 25 was the first two weeks of 2009-10. Villanova and San Diego State are the only teams this season with two wins over ranked teams.

So long Three teams dropped out of the poll this week, with North Carolina’s fall from No. 16 the biggest exit. The Tar Heels were 12th in the preseason poll and the first poll of the regular season. Their home loss to Belmont dropped them to No. 24. North Carolina turned that drop around the next week when the upset of then-No. 3 Louisville moved it to No. 16. That wasn’t enough of a

cushion to keep the Tar Heels from falling out after the 63-59 loss to UAB on Sunday. The others to fall from the ranks of the ranked this week were Big East members who both lost two games. Creighton fell from 20th after losses to San Diego State and George Washington in the Wooden Legacy. Marquette dropped from No. 25 after losing at Arizona State and to San Diego State in the Wooden Legacy.

League look There were no changes at the top of the conference race in the Top 25 with the Big Ten still having five teams, followed by the Big 12 with four. The Pac-12 and American Athletic Conference both stayed with three ranked teams. The Atlantic Coast Conference dropped to two teams with the loss of North Carolina and it is tied with the Southeastern Conference and the Atlantic 10, which added Dayton to Massachusetts this week. The Big East had both its teams from last week —

After a week with several matchups between ranked teams because of the holiday tournaments, there are just three double-ranked games this week. No. 15 Florida visits No. 12 Connecticut on Monday night and No. 22 Michigan heads to No. 10 Duke the next day in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. On Friday, things will be big Texas-style when No. 3 Kentucky faces No. 20 Baylor at AT&T Stadium near Dallas, the site of this season’s Final Four.

Rise and fall Memphis and Syracuse used wins in holiday tournaments to make the week’s biggest moves in the Top 25. The Tigers won the Old Spice Classic, beating thenNo. 5 Oklahoma State 73-68 in the championship game to move from 21st to No. 16. It was an impressive win, considering Memphis lost 101-80 at Oklahoma State two weeks earlier. Syracuse beat Minnesota, California and then-No. 18 Baylor to win the Maui Invitational. The Orange moved from No. 8 to fourth with the three wins. Gonzaga, which lost Dayton in the opening round at the Maui Invitational before beating Chaminade and Arkansas in the consolation bracket, had the week’s biggest fall from 11th to No. 19.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, right, throws against the Saints in the first half of Monday’s game in Seattle. ELAINE THOMPSON/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Fox: Says he’ll be ‘smart’ about activity he flashed that famous smile all day long. the play-calling while watching “I had open-heart surgery the games on TV. and watching those games was “In fairness, a couple times,” harder than any pain I felt durhe said, chuckling. “But I’m ing that rehab,” Fox said. sure a lot of people do the same “He stood up there in front of thing when I’m doing that. It’s us in the team meeting and told just part of the game.” us he feels better than ever,” Fox and his wife, Robin, tight end Joel Dreessen said. flew home on team owner Pat Fox said he lost 10 pounds, Bowlen’s jet on Wednesday and and “I’m actually in better shape at Del Rio’s suggestion he visnow than I was a month ago.” ited with the team on ThanksHe said he has no restrictions, giving morning, then watched but isn’t going to push it, either. from his home in Denver as the “Yeah. I’m going to be smart,” Broncos beat the Chiefs 35-28 he said. “If all of a sudden I can’t Sunday at Kansas City to take hold my eyes open, I’m going charge of the AFC West. to go home. Like I said, the last Executive Vice President John three weeks, I’ve been operating Elway presented Del Rio with a pretty much like I did the first game ball afterward. eight games of the season. It’s “It was special to have John not like I’m moving furniture Elway recognize the things I or doing roofs. I sit somewhere did,” Del Rio said, “but I basiand watch football.” cally want to say that is just He’s not sure yet whether a representation of what we he’ll coach from the booth or all did. It wasn’t about me; it the sideline Sunday when the was a collective effort of all Broncos host Tennessee (5-7). the players, coaches, trainers, “I’m going to see how I feel. equipment guys that had to I haven’t been to a practice yet. pull together in Coach Fox’s But it won’t make a big differabsence.” ence. I’m in communication On Monday, Fox drove into with everybody whether they’re work and was greeted by hugs in the press box or on the field,” and handshakes. Players said Fox said.

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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE You are advised that on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the front door of the Santa Fe County Courthouse, Santa Fe, New Mexico, SMS Financial LA will auction two bronze sculptures, the dimensions of which are approximately 69x40x40 inches. Each of such sculptures is purportedly by artist Frank Howell, although SMS cannot guarantee the provenance of either of such sculptures (the "Sculptures"). The Sculptures are the "Witness" Sculptures, No. 5 and 7, and depict robed, Native American women. The sculptures are currently located at Ancient City Warehouse, whose address is 1308 Clark Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and may be viewed there by contacting Jamie Kaplan at 602-944-0624. The Sculptures will be sold to the highest bidder for cash, subject to the following terms and conditions. Each Sculpture will be offered for a minimum bid of Thirty Thousand ($30,000.00) Dollars. The Sculptures may be sold separately, or together, at the Seller’s discretion. Back up offers will be taken. Any sale must be consummated by wire transfer of funds within twentyfour (24) hours of a purchaser’s bid being accepted. If such sale is not consummated within that time period, SMS may, at its discretion, accept any back up offer made, or disregard all back up offers. Any sale made shall be final for all purposes, and any Sculpture sold will be sold "as is" and "where is", with all faults. The successful purchaser will be responsible for moving any Sculpture acquired by it, including payment if all costs and expenses associated therewith, and any storage fees which may be incurred beginning on the date title to the Sculpture passes. Further information regarding sale may be obtained from: Jamie Kaplan, SMS Financial 6829 North 12th Street, Phoenix, Phone No. 602-944-0624; FAX No. 944-2704


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Date: November 18, 2013 SMS FINANCIAL LA, LLC, an Arizona Limited Liability Company By: /s/ Jamie Kaplan


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.

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RECRUITMENT ADVERTISING SALES POSITION Are you goal oriented and enthusiastic? Are you adaptable and dependable? Do you have a background in sales? The New Mexican is looking for an experienced sales person to present classified advertising solutions to local businesses. The New Mexican recognizes effort, rewards achievement and encourages team contributions. It’s a fun and friendly workplace, in a great downtown location, with free parking and fabulous benefits. If you have ambition and the desire to succeed with the local media-leader in print and online, we have exciting opportunities for you. Must be a motivated self-starter, be flexible and creative with an ability to grow sales, find new revenue opportunities, create productive, long-term customer relationships. Professional appearance and strong interpersonal skills will serve you in this position. Ability to organize, prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. College Degree or a HS Diploma and two years of consultative sales experience. Must have proof of valid driver’s license, auto insurance and have reliable transportation.

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Meet and exceed sales goals, work independently and within a team environment, growing account list through business needs assessments and consultative sales strategy. Inside and Outside sales, with primary focus on growing relationships with businesses within the community by identify and visiting with potential clients. Plan each day, week and month by preparing sales presentations and providing information to your clients about appropriate digital and print products and manage in office sales and support responsibilities. EEOC

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y City of Santa Fe 200 Lincoln Avenue P.O. Box 909 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-0909 Telephone: (505) 955CITY OF SANTA FE ex 6967 Facsimile: (505) 955rel. SANTA FE POLICE DE- 6748 E m a i l : PARTMENT, Petitioner,

g marriage between the Petitioner and yourself, to establish parentage, and determine custody and timesharing and assess child support. Unless you enter your appearance in this cause within thirty (30) days of this date of the last publication of this Notice, judgment by default may Legal #96076 vs. Published in The San- be entered against ONE (1) 1994 WHITE ta Fe New Mexican on you. November 20, 26 and BMW SEDAN December 3, 2013. Stephen T. Pacheco V . I . N . Clerk of the District WBAHD6325RBJ94496 Court COLORADO LICENSE FIRST JUDICIAL /s/ Jill Nohl NO. 600 ZKU, DISTRICT COURT STATE OF NEW Legal# 95970 Respondent, MEXICO Published in the SanCOUTY OF SANTA FE ta Fe New Mexican and Case No. D-101-DM- November 19, 26, and December 3, 2013 JASON CORBETT 2013-684 CHURDER, Claimant. Faustina Maribel San- NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE chez, Petitioner/ No. D-101-CV-2013- Plaintiff, 02444 You are advised that vs. on Friday, December NOTICE 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Jose Humberto at the front door of TO JASON CORBETT Figueroa, Respondent the Santa Fe County CHURDER: Courthouse, Santa Fe, /Defendant. New Mexico, SMS FiThe above-captioned nancial LA will aucNOTICE OF action has been filed PENDENCY OF SUIT tion two bronze to seek forfeiture of sculptures, the dithe above-described STATE OF NEW MEXI- mensions of which motor vehicle. If no CO TO Jose Humberto are approximately response is filed, de- Figueroa Greetings: 69x40x40 inches. fault judgment may You are hereby noti- Each of such sculpbe entered in favor of fied that Faustina tures is purportedly the Petitioner. The Maribel Sanchez the by artist Frank Honame, address and a b o v e - n a m e d well, although SMS telephone number of Petitioner/Plaintiff, cannot guarantee the Petitioner’s attorney has filed a civil action provenance of either are: against you in the of such sculptures above-entitled Court (the "Sculptures"). R. Alfred Walker and cause, The gen- The Sculptures are Assistant City Attor- eral object thereof the "Witness" Sculpney being: to dissolve the tures, Nos. 5 and 7, FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF SANTA FE




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and depict robed, Native American women. The sculptures are currently located at Ancient City Art Warehouse, whose address is 1308 Clark Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and may be viewed there by contacting Jamie Kaplan at 602-944-0624. The Sculptures will be sold to the highest bidder for cash, subject to the following terms and conditions. Each Sculpture will be offered for a minimum starting bid of Thirty Thousand ($30,000.00) Dollars. The Sculptures may be sold separately, or together, at the Seller’s discretion. Back up offers will be taken. Any sale must be consummated by wire transfer of funds within twenty-four (24) hours of a purchaser’s bid being accepted. If such sale is not consummated within that time period, SMS may, at its discretion, accept any back up offer made, or disregard all back up offers.


LEGALS y p quired by it, including payment of all costs and expenses associated therewith, and any storage fees which may be incurred beginning on the date title to the Sculpture passes. Further information regarding the sale may be obtained from: Jamie Kaplan, SMS Financial LLC, 6829 North 12th Street, Phoenix, AZ.; Phone No. 602-944;0624 FAX No. 602-9442704. Dated: November 10, 2013 SMS FINANCIAL LA, LLC, an Arizona Limited Liability Company BY: Jamie Kaplan Legal #96168 Published in The Santa Fe New Mexican on November 21, 22, 28, 29, December 3 and 4, 2013. STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF SANTA FE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Any sale made shall be final for all purposes, and any Sculpture sold will be sold "as is" and "where is", with all faults. The successful purchaser will be responsible for moving any Sculpture ac-

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N.M.P.M. . . .", filed in the office of the County Clerk, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, on July 17, 2003, in Plat Book 537, page 014, as Document No. 1277779.


Unless you serve a pleading or motion in response to the complaint in said cause on or before 30 days after the last publication date, judgment by default will be enPlaintiff, tered against you. v. Respectfully SubmitVIC ADAMS AND THE ted, CASTLE LAW SKYWALKER FAMILY THE LIMITED PARTNER- GROUP, LLC Defendant(s). SHIP, By: /s/ __Steven J. NOTICE OF SUIT Defendant(s). Lucero__ Electroni- STATE OF New Mexico cally Filed to the above-named Defendants Frances J. NOTICE OF SUIT Steven J. Lucero STATE OF New Mexico 20 First Plaza NW, Valencia AKA Frances to the above-named Suite 602 Valencia and The UnNM known Defendant Vic Albuquerque, Spouse of 87102 Adams. Frances J. Valencia Telephone: (505) 848- AKA Frances ValenGREETINGS: You are hereby noti- 9500 cia, if any GREETINGS: fied that the above- Fax: (505) 848-9516 You are hereby notinamed Plaintiff has Attorney for Plaintiff filed a civil action NM13-01255_FC01 fied that the aboveagainst you in the named Plaintiff has above-entitled Court Legal#96039 filed a civil action and cause, the gener- Published in the San- against you in the al object thereof be- ta Fe New Mexican above-entitled Court ing to foreclose a November 26, Decem- and cause, the genermortgage on proper- ber 3, 10, 2013 al object thereof bety located at 103 ing to foreclose a Vereda de Valencia, mortgage on properSTATE OF Santa Fe, NM 87507, ty located at 4359 NEW MEXICO Santa Fe County, New Santa Lucia Street, COUNTY OF Mexico, said property Santa Fe, NM 87507, SANTA FE being more particuSanta Fe County, New FIRST JUDICIAL larly described as: Mexico, said property DISTRICT Tract B, as shown on being more particuplat entitled "Plat of Case No. D-101-CV- larly described as: Lot Numbered One (1) Boundary Survey for 2013-01790 in block numbered Matthew Krasner & Al Krasner . . . within JPMORGAN CHASE Eleven (11) of San Section 7, T16N, R9E, BANK, NATIONAL AS- Isidro Village within




LEGALS g sections 5 & 6, T16N, R9E, NMPM, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, as shown and designated on the Subdivision Replat thereof, as filed in the Office of the County Clerk of Santa Fe County, New Mexico, on July 27, 2006, in book 630, page 36. Unless you serve a pleading or motion in response to the complaint in said cause on or before 30 days after the last publication date, judgment by default will be entered against you. Respectfully Submitted, THE CASTLE LAW GROUP, LLC By: /s/ __Steven J. Lucero__ Electronically Filed Steven J. Lucero 20 First Plaza NW, Suite 602 Albuquerque, NM 87102 Telephone: (505) 8489500 Fax: (505) 848-9516 Attorney for Plaintiff NM12-03880_FC01 Legal#96040 Published in the Santa Fe New Mexican November 26, December 3, 10, 2013

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013: This year you have many new opportunities that stem from your increased interest and energy. Creativity whirls around you, which draws many people to you. Capricorn helps you make money. ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH Keep reaching out to someone you care about. This person has many diverse ideas and also can play devil’s advocate far more easily than you might think. Tonight: Rent a movie. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH Deal with a partner directly. You might feel as if he or she is blocking many of your ideas. Tonight: Talk over dinner, then choose a favorite escape. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH Others give you their opinion of this and that. Be polite, even if you don’t agree. Maintain a sense of humor. Tonight: Be friendly. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH You’ll dive into a project without hesitation. You might not like the manner in which certain questions are being asked. Tonight: First relax, then decide. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Use your energy and intellect to make a point. Someone would be hard pressed to contradict you, especially with your commanding style. Tonight: Touch base with a loved one. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Listen to your inner voice and be direct with your feelings. A family member could be irritable. An issue involving your domestic life could arise. Tonight: Be creative.

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

Subject: SMALL THINGS (e.g., A small jumping insect that lives on animals and bites them. Answer: Flea.) FRESHMAN LEVEL 1. Horton located this city within a floating speck of dust. Answer________ 2. Quotation: “There’s small choice in ___.” Answer________ 3. They consist of protons and neutrons surrounded by electrons. Answer________ GRADUATE LEVEL 4. French singer known as the “Little Sparrow.” Answer________

5. What is “Little Joe” in a game of craps? Answer________ 6. Winning all but one of the tricks in a hand of bridge. Answer________ PH.D. LEVEL 7. The branch of physics that accounts for matter at the atomic level. Answer________ 8. Name for the little people played by dwarfs in the film “The Wizard of Oz.” Answer________ 9. Name for the tiny people in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. Answer________


1. Whoville. 2. Rotten apples. 3. Atoms. 4. Edith Piaf. 5. Roll of 4. 6. Small (little) slam. 7. Quantum mechanics. 8. Munchkins. 9. Lilliputians. SCORING: 18 points — congratulations, doctor; 15 to 17 points — honors graduate; 10 to 14 points — you’re plenty smart, but no grind; 4 to 9 points — you really should hit the books harder; 1 point to 3 points — enroll in remedial courses immediately; 0 points — who reads the questions to you? (c) 2013 Ken Fisher


LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH You are likely to say what you think. Fortunately, you have the gift of choosing the right words in order to avoid insulting someone. Tonight: Get some extra R and R.

Family rift breaks mother’s heart Dear Annie: My husband and I are in our early 80s. We have four children. “John” and “Susan” are from my first marriage. They were very young when my first husband died and I remarried. I then had “Jane” and “Alice.” On my most recent birthday, Jane took my husband and me to our favorite restaurant. Jane also invited Alice, who lives in a rental on our property. (Susan lives in another state.) Alice posted on Facebook what a nice dinner we had. The next morning, Susan called Alice at 4 a.m., screaming, “Why didn’t you invite John?” She then proceeded to call me and scream. I was shocked. I sent her an email later and asked why she was so upset. I love John, but he has made a mess of his life. He is a bully and has had confrontations with everyone in the family. We recently found out that John molested Alice when she was 5 years old. Alice is cordial when she is forced to be around him, but John has never admitted or apologized for his actions. My older kids are not terribly reliable. We named Jane executor of our estate because Susan is a heavy pot smoker and quick-tempered, and John cannot be trusted. It breaks my heart, but that’s the way it is. Susan hasn’t spoken to me in months. I now believe she and John have always been jealous of my younger daughters. Even though my husband raised them all, Susan has said hurtful things about him. She also says I “never wanted” her. This is completely untrue. I pine for Susan every day, but I refuse to phone her because of the awful things she says to me. My husband says we only have a few years left and we should enjoy them. What do you think? — Heartbroken Dear Heartbroken: It is not unusual for children, even grown ones, to harbor resentments and jealousies against younger siblings, particularly when those siblings are

Sheinwold’s bridge

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHH You might be more aware of your finances than most others are. You will want to verify some facts that revolve around this issue. Tonight: Check your email and return calls. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH You would be on cruise control if you weren’t continually bumping heads with a higher-up. You can deflect only so much. Tonight: Try to avoid sharp words. Indulge yourself a little. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HH You might keep hearing information that normally would get you going or acting on it. Trust in your abilities. Tonight: You feel better as the night goes on. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Focus on a meeting if you are at work. If you are free, friends will play a significant role in what happens. In your enthusiasm, you might forget about a partner. Tonight: Join friends first. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH You could feel pressured by others’ demands. You will want to make a change, but you might feel somewhat inhibited. Tonight: Make plans with friends. Jacqueline Bigar


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Today in history Today is Tuesday, Dec. 3, the 337th day of 2013. There are 28 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in history: On Dec. 3, 1984, thousands of people died after a cloud of methyl isocyanate gas escaped from a pesticide plant operated by a Union Carbide subsidiary in Bhopal, India.

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from a different marriage. While your older kids could have benefited from family counseling at the time, there’s not much you can do about that now. We suggest you send Susan a letter or an email, simply saying that you love her and always will, that you are sorry for the rift, and that you hope someday her anger will pass. Meanwhile, please have Alice contact RAINN ( at 1-800-656HOPE. Being cordial to her molester may be harder on her than you think. Dear Annie: I was taught that “RSVP” stands for “please respond.” But these days, huge organizations (often charities) send mass-mailed invitations to hundreds of people, some of whom have little connection to the group and may live so far away that it would be extraordinary if they attended. I always write a note sending my regrets, because this has been ingrained in me. But I also worry that the functionary who receives my note wonders, “Who is this anachronism living in the past century?” Do the charities really expect the non-attendees to RSVP that they will not be there, or do they merely seek a head count? — Don’t Want To Be Old-Fashioned Dear Don’t: They want a head count, but an RSVP saying “no” is equally appropriate. And we are certain they appreciate (and marvel at) an actual handwritten response by someone who is well-mannered enough to send one. Bless your heart. Dear Annie: Please tell “Polly Positive” that she and her husband should attend a cancer support group. After my husband was diagnosed with cancer, we joined two cancer support groups. We get a lot of information from the survivors and are able to give advice to the newly diagnosed. I can’t stress strongly enough how important support groups are. — Big Cancer Support Group Advocate






















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Dismantling the wasteful machine: Part one T Rob Rikoon Real Money

his must be some kind of cosmic joke. It seems like the harder we try to fix our health care and educational systems, the deeper we dig ourselves into a hole. Don’t get me wrong, I’m as much a bleeding heart as anyone else in that I think everyone on the planet ought to have decent food to eat, clean water to drink, a safe place to live, books to read and medicine to take when they get sick. From the looks of it, however, everything is going in the other direction.

In brief

President Barack Obama clearly has good intentions in trying to extend health care to people who have been disenfranchised from or disqualified out of the system. However, he has been unable to implement a real solution, which would be a universal single-payer system. It looks like some people who already had decent health care coverage through individual or company coverage are going to end up with a much more expensive, time-consuming and burdensome paperwork process than before.

This is the inevitable result of imposing a national political conundrum over and on top of what is essentially a local issue. The same thing is true for the various educational testing and teacher evaluation movements being imposed on public schools throughout the country over the last decade. The No Children Left Behind Act of President George W. Bush may have been well-intentioned, but it seems to have turned into a drag on both teachers and students. More national standards are on

their way, and no one is enthusiastic about their impact on how well our children will be prepared in public school settings. The costs of administering these programs, trying to make people from various cultures and regional traditions all look and act the same as far as test-taking ability, is money down the tubes. More important is the wasted energy and opportunity cost that children will be subjected to as centralized

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From downtown to El Gancho, restaurant remains a Santa Fe favorite

Local shoppers in N.M. vary by region How will New Mexico retailers fare during the 2013 holiday shopping season? According to a survey of New Mexico shoppers, it depends on two factors for business owners: Where your New Mexico business is located, and how effective the business has been positioning your business as “local.” According to the 2013 Garrity Perception Survey, shoppers in northcentral New Mexico have a stronger preference to buy products and services from locally owned stores compared to residents in northwest New Mexico, who have more of a preference to buy from national franchises. Residents living in south/southwest New Mexico have no loyalty to either locally owned stores or national franchises by nearly a 2-to-1 margin. “Statewide, residents want to support locally owned businesses,” said Tom Garrity, president of The Garrity Group Public Relations. “But the national franchises are more effective positioning the ‘Big Box’ as a local store with a local workforce.”

CNM students can earn degrees at ENMU Central New Mexico Community College has signed a memorandum of understanding with Eastern New Mexico University that allows students taking career technical education courses at CNM — such as drafting, welding and culinary arts — to obtain a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences from ENMU in Portales. This online degree will allow students to continue their education and, if desired, earn a degree exclusively online. This is the first arrangement of its type in New Mexico. Typically, colleges that offer baccalaureate degrees do not accept many of the credit hours required for associate degrees in career technical education fields. This means that students have to take additional classes when they transfer to a four-year institution. The result is that it takes students longer to graduate. Students can obtain more information about the program from CNM achievement coaches or academic advisors, or by calling the Eastern New Mexico University contact, Dr. Randy Whicker, at 575-562-4124.

Experian tops complaint list of New Mexicans A new report by the New Mexico Public Interest Research Group Education Fund found that the credit reporting agency New Mexicans complain about the most is Experian, and that New Mexico ranks eighth nationally in credit report complaints per 100,000 residents. The report used data collected by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s public Consumer Complaints Database, which was created to help consumers resolve problems with their credit reports. The report compared complaints against the three nationwide credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion), which were together responsible for 96 percent of all complaints about credit reporting. Some other key findings: u The most common problem was incorrect information on a credit report, which accounted for 65 percent of complaints. u The “big three” credit reporting agencies varied widely in how they responded to complaints. Equifax responded to 63 percent of its complaints with non-monetary relief, while Experian did so in only 5 percent of cases and TransUnion in 22 percent. Download the report at http:// big-credit-bureaus-big-mistakes The New Mexican

LiAnne Morales serves dinner Wednesday to, from left, Lilliana Romero, 8, Andrea Romero and Jonathan Botwin at the Steaksmith at El Gancho. The restaurant is open seven days a week from 4 to 9:30 p.m. PHOTOS BY JANE PHILLIPS/THE NEW MEXICAN

40 years of

STEAKSMITH By Dennis Carroll For The New Mexican

hen Herb Cohen, longtime owner of the iconic Steaksmith restaurant, showed up in Santa Fe in mid-1971 with his wife and infant son, he was actually trying to get out of the restaurant business. But he just couldn’t help himself. “I came to Santa Fe [from Buffalo, N.Y.] to take a class in blacksmithing at Frank Turley’s school,” said Cohen, 79. “I wanted to do artistic ironwork.” But those ambitions were interrupted by a friend who knew of Cohen’s restaurant in Buffalo, the Scotch and Sirloin, which Cohen had built and owned for three years. “He kept bugging me,” Cohen said. “He said there’s a place you need to look at downtown in the old DeVargas Hotel [now Hotel St. Francis].” The restaurant was Odette’s, which Cohen described as being “more than on its last legs” at the time. With a price of “less than a dollar a foot” in a great location, “I couldn’t resist.” And he bought the place in 1973. Cohen, a lanky fellow who speaks with a breathy Clint Eastwood drawl, pretty much gutted Odette’s, outfitting it with materials he took from an old barn he had torn down near Vallecitas and many of his ironsmithing tools, thus the Steaksmith. He said he had envisioned it as a good quality place that was going to be comfortable for the whole community. And it was, for at least 10 years, one of the most popular, if not the most popular restaurant in Santa Fe. (Two of Cohen’s managers, Dennis Damph and Dan Scharhag, in 1983 opened a spinoff of the Steaksmith, El Nido, and ran it until it closed in 2010.) The Steaksmith menu was simple — centered around steak, king crab legs, lobster tail and a salad bar. In fact, the whole menu was printed on a Lancer’s wine bottle. “I still have people telling me ‘my parents used to take me there as a kid,’ ” he said. Cohen described it as “an easygoing place, laid back and right for the ’70s and ’80s. … It was a res-


Sirloin kabobs, grilled asparagus, Canadian lobster tail and Indonesian rice are one of the entrees at Steaksmith at El Gancho.

taurant with a lot of charm, and it was successful from the day it opened until the day it closed.” Well, not closed so much as moved. In 1986, the new owners of what became Hotel St. Francis chose to run their own restaurant, and Cohen was out. “They turned the part I was in into hotel rooms.” Cohen said an offer soon came from El Gancho Fitness, Swim and Racquet Club at El Gancho and Old Las Vegas Highway. There had been a restaurant there, noted in great part as a venue for flamenco dancer María Benítez. Cohen said he

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Herb Cohen opened the original Steaksmith downtown in 1973, in what is now Hotel St. Francis. The restaurant moved to El Gancho, off Old Las Vegas Highway, in 1986. COURTESY PHOTO



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A Sound Look Audio Leonard Pascual (505) 983-5509 502 Cerrillos Road Allied Electric Inc. Electrical Services Melissa Maestas (505) 438-8899 2892 Calle De Pinos Altos Aranda’s Plumbing, Heating & Supply Plumbing Contractors/Supply Trishia DesJarlais (505) 983-7391 600 Cortez St.

The Chamber Ambassadors cut the ribbon for Swiss Bistro Bakery & Pastries located at 401 South Guadalupe Street on November 19th.

LANL Foundation Nonprofit Organizations Susan Herrera (505) 753-8890 1112 Plaza del Norte, Espanola, NM

Carolyn Pollack Jewelry Outlet Jewelry Madelyn R. Madden (505) 424-2266 8380 Cerrillos Rd., Ste. 110

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John & Jim Thomas Owners of El Pinto Restaurant & Salsa Co.

Financial Service With Integrity John and Jim Thomas, owners of El Pinto Restaurant and Salsa Co., appreciate their partnership with New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union. “We’ve worked with a lot of banks and bankers over the 50 years we’ve been in business and the integrity and sincerity of New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union is unmatched,” explained John Thomas. Twin brother Jim Thomas adds, “They are an active and adaptive partner with El Pinto, helping us expand jobs, manufacturing, and the love for green chile.” For more information about Business Services at New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union and to join “The Power of WE” visit or call 505-467-6018.

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Malouf on the Plaza Retail Scott Malouf (505) 983-9241 61 Old Santa Fe Trail McGee Memorial Chapel Funeral Services Rick Berardinelli (505) 984-8600 1320 Luisa St.

Santa Fe Civitan Club Services - General Sandra Levine P.O. Box 218 Santa Fe Investment Group Financial Services Charles Goodman (505) 795-7910 613 Old Santa Fe Trail Santa Fe Mazda Volvo Auto Dealers Jud Careswell (505) 471-6700 2704 Cerrillos Rd. Santa Lucia LLC Health Care Ms. Kimberly Corbitt (505) 946-8222 1600 Lena Street Building B Unit 1 Santé Bookkeeping Accountants/Accounting Firms Jim Kutski (505) 930-0468 47 Old Rd., Lamy, NM Shamrock Foods Distributors Liz Harper (505) 761-4818 2 Shamrock Way NW, Albuquerque, NM Sleep Number Home Furnishings Beverly Shutz (505) 438-1176 3530 Zafarano Drive, Suite C5

Melaleuca Health & Well Being Jerry Gonzales (505) 690-8787 4336 Vuelta Colorado

Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts Performing Arts Trina Nunnally (505) 336-4800 108 Spencer Rd., Alto, NM

Morgan Stanley Financial Services Elise Neal Davis (505) 988-7701 150 Washington Avenue #301

Terra Cotta Wine Bistro Restaurants Glenda Griswold (505) 989-1166 304 Johnson St.

Ms. Virginia Vigil Individual Virginia Vigil (505) 474-9399 PO BOX 4502

The Greenmaker LLC Green/Sustainable Jeanlouis Rey (505) 466-3005 44 Tres Cientos

Explore Media Marketing - Research Communications Aaron Harrington (505) 242-6764 116 Walter St. SE, Albuquerque, NM

New Mexico Coalition for Literacy Education/Government Amy Jo Sandoval (505) 982-3997 3209-B Mercantile Ct.

The Palace Restaurant Restaurants Dave Bigby (505) 982-9891 142 West Palace Avenue

Firefly Strategies, LLC Marketing - Research Communications Rubina Cohen (505) 695-0663 21 B Sudeste Place

NOVA Corporation Computer - Service - Supplies Roger Wichlacz (515) 255-3435 609 Broadway NE, Suite 125, Albuquerque, NM

First Mortgage Company Mortgage Services Gary Gurule (505) 880-5800 1048 Paseo de Peralta

NYR Organic Skin Care Jane Wotton (888) 697-8721 223 N Guadalupe St.

Garcia Automotive Group Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Hyundai Auto Dealers Carlos Garcia (505) 913-2900 2586 Camino Entrada

Santa Fe Business Resources Business Services Ms. Polly White (505) 206-0921 13 Camino Hasta Manana

Cottams Ski Shops Sporting Goods Lyndsay Cottam (505) 982-0495 740 Hyde Park Rd.

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KGB Spirits Distillery John Cox 5 Bisbee Court, Suite 109-31

Bransford Truck & Auto Repair Automotive Services Harold Bransford (505) 982-9526 1307 Osage Avenue

ChocolateSmith Chocolates - Confectioners Jeff Keenan (505) 473-2111 851- A Cerrillos Rd.

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Jenkins Gavin Design & Development, Inc. Architects Colleen Gavin (505) 820-7444 130 Grant Avenue, Suite 101

Landavazo Salon Beauty Services Mike Landavazo (505) 820-9917 1011 Camino Carlos Rey

Canine Social Club Pet Products - Services Andrea Dewey (505) 989-1362 2201 W Alameda

The Chamber Ambassadors cut the ribbon for the new downtown location at C.G. Higgins Confections located at 130 Lincoln Ave. on November 5th.

Heartland Payment Systems Payroll Service Julian Garcia (505) 795-8997 1301 Rufina Ln. #3

Beehive Homes Retirement Community Nate Manning (505) 234-1218 3838 Thomas Park Road

Candice Properties Real Estate Candice Jager (505) 988-2464 2300 Camino Rancho Siringo

The Chamber Ambassadors cut the ribbon for Schlotzsky’s Deli located at 3401 Cerrillos Rd. on November 12th.

Thanks to all our new members who joined during Membership Appreciation Month!

Village Profile Publishing Companies Alynne Lustig (480) 720-6999 33 N. Geneva St., Elgin, IL WESST Nonprofit Organizations Ms. Bette Bradbury (505) 474-6556 3900 Paseo del Sol, Suite 361

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SANTA FE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE A special paid supplement to the Santa Fe New Mexican Business Section December 2013


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BUSINESS MATTERS We are deeply saddened at the Chamber to have lost a leader, a friend, a colleague - Fidel Gutierrez. Fidel was involved with numerous chamber committees and subcommittees, served as a board member, and as Chair of the Board in 2010-11. He was a consistent and reliable voice for small business in Santa Fe and a strong supporter of local businesses. Fidel was never afraid to speak his mind and to lead us forward. He always carried himself with good humor and a broad smile and his great big heart cared so much about Santa Fe. Fidel helped all of us succeed and created a

talented team at LANB that has made our community a better place to live and work. Fidel will be missed by all of us and our deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends and colleagues at this time of loss. I would like to welcome all of our new members and thank the volunteers who helped during membership appreciation month. Because of you, our Voice of Business is stronger than ever. Most recently, we have been lobbying in support of increased tourism marketing funds and will continue to work hard make Santa Fe an even better place to live and do business in 2014. Happy Holidays!

which brought approximately 200 attendees. The Chamber strives to create a stronger local economy by helping hundreds of businesses thrive through networking events that give exposure to its members. The Prime Time Event is one of two annual business exhibitions the Chamber produces. This particular event provides opportunity to its new members to showcase their business while networking with existing members and the Santa Fe community. The Chamber’s other business exhibition event, Santa Fe Business Expo, takes place in April every year showcasing 100s of local businesses. For more information contact the Santa Fe Chamber at 505.988.3279

“Thank you guys, you really DANIEL make these opportunities Daniel Quat happen for us!” Photography, LLC. Daniel Quat Photography, LLC. “Everyone did a great job and put on a wonderful event. We met lots of people! We will be at future events!” Barbara Rice Turquoise Butterfly “It was a pleasure being a part of the Prime Time Event. Thanks so much for all of your assistance!” Sandra Levine Santa Fe Civitan

Thank you to our members who renewed in November. We appreciate your support! Los Alamos Monitor MVM Group Nature’s Creations Pools, Spas, Waterfeatures & Natural Ponds Netuschil Development Corporation New Mexico Children’s Foundation New Mexico Land Conservancy NM Early Childhood Development Partnership Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning of Santa Fe Pak Mail Pettit Enterprises, LLC Ponce de Leon Positive Energy Solar Rancho de Chimayo Realtors Association of New Mexico Sandia Office Supply Sangre de Cristo Chorale Santa Fe Boys & Girls Club Santa Fe Dining, Inc. Santa Fe Studios Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Shohko Cafe SMPC Architects State of New Mexico Economic Dev. Dept Stephen’s A Consignment Gallery Sustainable Technologies Center The Payroll Company The Peters Corporation T-Mobile USA Truly Nolen Turquoise Trail Vanessie Santa Fe Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center of Santa Fe

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MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS Abiquiu Inn Air Conditioning & Heating Service Company AspenBeach Consulting LTD Blue Lotus Integrative Healing Arts Blue Rain Gallery Bonita Medical Center Cassidy’s Landscaping CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center Columbus Capital LLC Community Options Coop Consulting, Inc. Courtyard by Marriott Custom Craft Auto Collision, Inc. D Maahs Construction, LLC Del Norte Pharmacy and Home Medical Dental Design Studio DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe Dr. Michael Ray Martin, DDS Dr. Patrick Pacheco, DDS El Farol El Pueblo Bonito Bed & Breakfast Inn Find Santa Fe Furry’s Buick GMC Garrett’s Desert Inn Gerald A. Martin, Ltd. GHP Real Estate Great Lakes Airlines Green Fire Times H & H Private Investigations, PC H & R Block Harris Consultants, LLC Harris Technology Services, Inc. Hotel St. Francis Johnny Boards, LLC Joshua Sage Photography

“What New Year’s resolutions did you make for 2013 for yourself or for your business and were you successful, why or why not?”

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WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS WITH A PRIME TIME SUCCESS The Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce brought 70 businesses together to showcase their services/products in the Prime Time Event at The Courtyard by Marriott on November 14th. This event was a celebration of volunteers and welcoming of new members that participated and signed up during the Chamber’s annual Membership Appreciation Month that took place in October. “Thanks for the opportunity. Last night provided a great forum for us to get our message out to a whole new group of business owners as well as some familiar faces. I greatly appreciate what you all do for our community. I look forward to the next opportunity,” responded Chris from Big Brothers Big Sisters to the event’s success


My “resolution” was to grow my photography business through delivering even higher quality service to my clients. This resulted in an expansion of my studio and location portrait and event photography business! I accomplished my goal of expanding into equine photography and shot a number of sessions with amazing horses and their owners. On the personal side, I maintained my weight loss from the year before, continued to attend three “Nia” dance classes weekly and added two “Five Rhythms” dance classes to the mix. It’s actually been an amazing year!

Although I did not launch my business at the start of 2013, I did however begin carefully laying the foundations for a successful business. One of the New Year’s resolutions I made was to dedicate myself to my business 100% and see my idea through to the end. And as my website launch date approaches I can acknowledge the many milestones I’ve reached thus far. So, I do feel I’ve been successful in seeing my idea to the TOM CONDIT end and offering my web development services to Code Sky Design various clients along the way. My New Year’s Resolutions for me and my business were one and the same. I resolved to follow my dreams and passions and open my Savory Spice Shop in the place I always dreamed about living, Santa Fe. I wished to share my love of food and spices with new friends and foodies in NM. I was successful because of the wonderful and supportive people in my life, and KATE WHEELER because of my new customers and neighbors in this wonderful city. Thank you all! Savory Spice Shop Santa Fe


December 3rd, 5:30pm Dubai Travel- Travel Orientation, Chamber Office, 1644 St. Michael’s Dr. December 4th, 11:30am Brown Bag Lunch- Microsoft Outlook, Chamber Office, 1644 St. Michael’s Dr. December 5th, 12:00pm Ribbon Cutting- Santa Fe Council on International Relations, 413 Grant Avenue December 6th, 8:30am Business Over Breakfast- Century Bank at La Posada, 330 East Palace Ave. December 9th, 5:00pm Legislative Preview- Hilton Santa Fe, 100 Sandoval December 11th – 9:00 am Small Businesses (under 50 employees) NMHIX Outreach and Education- Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo del Peralta December 11th – 1:30 pm Large Businesses (over 50 employees) NMHIX Outreach and Education- Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo del Peralta December 12th, 8:15am Member Orientation- Chamber Office, 1644 St. Michael’s Dr. December 12th, 4:30pm Ribbon Cutting- Santa Fe Culinary Academy, 112 W. San Francisco St. - Suite 300 December 17th, 4:30pm Ribbon Cutting- Santa Fe Olive Oil, 116 Don Gaspar December 19th, 5:30pm Business After Hours- First National Bank, 62 Lincoln Avenue

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Solar firm doubles productivity at Socorro plant

Wednesday, Dec. 4 Microsoft Outlook: Calendar Sharing & Organizing Tasks and To-Do Lists, Santa Fe, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce, 1644 St. Michael’s Drive Cost: No charge for Chamber members; non-members $10. This is a brown bag lunch. Bring your lunch at 11:45 a.m. and be ready to start at noon. The Chamber will provide soft drinks. RSVP at

Thursday, Dec. 5 Dead on the Web, Small Business Development Center at Santa Fe Community College, 9 a.m. to noon, 6401 S. Richards Ave. Santa Fe 87508 Cost: $20 This hands-on interactive workshop is designed for businesses that have websites or are in the planning stage. Participants will discover the keywords their ideal customer is searching for and how to incorporate those phrases into the website, using search engine optimization. Be sure to bring your URLs and/or your questions. Participants should bring laptops with them. Class is limited to 15 attendees. Class taught by Hope Kiah from Santa Fe Web Design. Contact: Julianne Gutierrez-Ortiz for information at julianne.gutierrezor@ or call 428-1343.

Wednesday, Dec. 11 Steps to Starting a Small Business, SBDC at Santa Fe Community College, 4 to 6 p.m., 6401 S. Richards Ave. Cost: $15 This is an overview of the necessary steps to take in starting a business. You will learn the proper sequence to follow in planning your business, from naming to marketing to legal entity. Instructor is Steve Stephenson. Seating is limited, so make your reservations early. Contact: Julianne GutierrezOrtiz for information at or call 428-1343.

By Andrea Holling For The New Mexican


ennis Grubb will tell you that partnering with the New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) was one of the best business decisions he ever made — not counting the decision to move his solar products business, Solaro Energy, from California to New Mexico. Within a year of building a production facility in a business park just outside Socorro, the solar industry veteran had doubled productivity at the plant where his company’s solar-powered attic fans and electronic skylights are assembled. He had outgrown his original space, requiring the construction of two more buildings. Grubb, who designed and engineered every Solaro innovation, applauds the business-friendly environment in New Mexico and the training he and his workforce obtained from MEP, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping businesses increase profitability and competitiveness by streamlining production to its most efficient essentials. The collaboration began with a phone call from MEP at just the right time — when Grubb realized his company needed to purge the production process of bugs

and bottlenecks. “We realized we needed to improve our efficiency,” he said. MEP uses multiple techniques to help businesses increase profits by standardizing production and administration and Andrea eliminating anything that Holling wastes time or resources or doesn’t add value to the final product. Solaro Energy sent every employee to MEP’s classroom training sessions, and MEP visited the factory to help the company apply those lessons at the point of production. “We reorganized the whole factory and got rid of practices that were obsolete or unnecessary,” Grubb said. “Our incidence of quality failure has dropped to almost zero.” The company employs 20 people now, but Grubb expects to add jobs every year until his workforce numbers 100 in five years. That’s a real boost to the economy of Socorro. “I’m not in this for the money but for the planet,” he said. Solaro’s mission is to “become the industry standard and worldwide source of solar-powered solutions for residential, commercial, manufacturing and municipal environments.”

Grubb is sold on the idea that the lean manufacturing practices he’s learned from MEP will help him reach those ambitious goals. He plans to look for people with the same mind-set and commitment to lean manufacturing as the company grows and hires more employees. All new hires will undergo training with MEP. “We want to China-proof our company — to do things more efficiently,” he said. “We’re able to produce more now with the same number of people. Better profits mean we can pay our people more.” MEP is affiliated with the U.S. Commerce Department and exists to help small and midsized businesses create and preserve American jobs. Some services are offered at no charge, as most New Mexico businesses qualify for financial assistance to attend MEP’s training sessions or receive on-site help applying lean practices. For more information about New Mexico MEP offerings, visit newmexicomep. org or call 505-262-0921. Andrea Holling works for the New Mexico Manufacturing Extention. Finance New Mexico is a public service initiative to assist individuals and businesses with obtaining skills and funding resources for their business or idea. To learn more, go to www.

Business people Stefan R. Chacon has joined Montgomery & Andrews, P.A., one of New Mexico’s oldest and most respected law firms serving the Southwest from offices in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Chacon specializes in Commercial Law and Civil Litigation. A native of Northern New Mexico, Chacon earned his law degree from George Washington University Law School in 2009 and his bachelor’s in economics from the University Stefan R. of La Verne in California. He served as a law Chacon clerk at the New Mexico Supreme Court and has a background in microfinance. He is admitted to practice law in New Mexico and California, and is fluent in Spanish. Patrick Thomas has joined Coldwell Banker Trails West as a qualifying broker. Thomas moved to Santa Fe in 1995 and has been the sales manager at Rancho Viejo for the past 14 years. He has served as a director for the Santa Fe Association of Realtors and served on the Affordable Housing Task Force. He worked as a family therapist in Dallas before moving to Santa Fe.

Convention center bookings Santa Fe Community Convention Center, bookings and expected attendance u Dec. 5, Santa Fe Neighborhood Law Center, 175 u Dec. 13, Pueblo of Tesuque workshop, 25 u Jan. 20, New Mexico Association of Counties, 900 u Jan. 25, Contemporary Hispanic Market, 100 u Jan. 27, Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce, legislative reception, 1,000 u Jan. 31, American Astronautical Society, Winter Meeting, 300 u Feb. 1, Food Depot, Souper Bowl, 1,000 u Feb. 11, New Mexico Farm and Livestock Trade Show, 400 u March 5, Tensegrity, 150 u March 12, National Farmers Union Convention, 600 u March 22, Santa Fe-Japanese Intercultural Network, 2,000

November bankruptcies Chapter 7 u 13-13600 TG — Robert Earl Jackson and Mary Schram Jackson, Santa Fe. Liabilities $351,141.16; assets $299,673.92. u 13-13611 TG — Perla Ivette Peperas and Theodore Salomon Peperas, Santa Fe. Liabilities $255,062.53; assets $216,167.91. u 13-13614 JG — Peter P. Di Guglielmo, Santa Fe. Liabilities $79,487.48; assets $43,272.59. u 13-13623 JG — Miguel N. Lucero and Erica Padilla, Santa Fe. Liabilities $296,976.88; assets $270,492.13. u 13-13627 JG — Nelson R. Price, Santa Fe. Liabilities and assets not available. u 13-13628 TG — Serin Gufreda, Santa Fe. Liabilities $30,075.54; assets $8,355.48. u 13-13638 JB — Lawrence M. Russell and Jessie J. Russell, Santa Fe. Liabilities $151,246; assets $89,979. u 13-13643 JG — Kim Riley Trujillo and Patricia Ann Trujillo, Santa Fe. Liabilities $88,129.94; assets $8,614.72. u 13-13648 JG — Elizabeth Jesusita Tapia, Santa Fe. Liabilities $47,064; assets $30,900. u 13-13674 JG — Josephine Calabaza, Santa Fe. Liabilities $48,714; assets $17,155. u 13-13679 TG — Audry Tinsley-Bocedi, Santa Fe. Liabilities and assets not available. u 13-13697 TG — Isela Carrillo, Santa Fe. Liabilities $44,329; assets $41,219. u 13-13699 JG — Christopher L. Conlee, Santa Fe. Liabilities $446,059.07; assets $4,575. u 13-13701 TG — Bernard David Gross, Santa Fe. Liabilities $7,084.09; assets $2,108.40. u 13-13718 JG — Bernadette D. Gomez, Santa Fe. Liabilities $61,380.35; assets $31,625. u 13-13720 JG — Sumara Marie Buchanan, Santa Fe. Liabilities $369,347.42; assets $205,575. u 13-13731 JG — Sage Sophia Magdalene, Santa Fe. Liabilities $26,375.28; assets $6,791.22. u 13-13737 TG — John H. Kraul and Virginia A. Kraul, Santa Fe. Liabilities $123,043.92; assets $79,725. u 13-13746 JG — Pedro Archuleta, Santa Fe. Liabilities $117,573.90; assets $30,598. u 13-13776 TG — Juan Jose Portillo, Santa Fe. Liabilities $241,902; assets $233,816.27. u 13-13778 JG — Joel Eliseo Jaramillo, Santa Fe. Liabilities $44,907; assets $9,921.16. u 13-13803 JG — Juleann A. Martinez, Santa Fe. Liabilities $83,734; assets $18,158.51. u 13-13810 TG — Mary Lynn Comeau, Santa Fe. Liabilities $29,129.93; assets $17,796. u 13-13849 TG — Dennis M. Kramer, Santa Fe. Liabilities and assets not available. u 13-13858 JG — Brian Mark Hewitt, Santa Fe. Liabilities and assets not available. u 13-13866 JG — Gregory R. Woldt and Jennifer C. Woldt. Liabilities $142,548.29; assets $31,921.90.

Chapter 13 u 13-13613 JG — Linda H. Horn, Santa Fe. Liabilities and assets not available. The New Mexican

Mario Girard and partner Roey Valim have owned Steaksmith since 2010. The couple took the business over three years ago. He said the menu was changed to include ‘healthy pub fare,’ the addition of more fish dishes and salads, so that ‘green wasn’t just a garnish.’ JANE PHILLIPS/THE NEW MEXICAN

40: Patio dining, dance floor in works Continued from Page C-1 also wanted to get away from a drug- and substance-abuse environment that had engulfed the downtown area in the 1980s. “In those days, it could take a place down.” Cohen lightened the decor, but kept the cozy feeling and added a banquet room. He also created a lounge area with its own menu and expanded the surf-and-turf menu to include new appetizers, more fresh fish and chicken, and additional desserts, according to the Steaksmith website. “I was concerned the local crowd

wouldn’t follow me out there. But they did,” Cohen said. Steaksmith at El Gancho is now owned by Mario Girard and his partner, Roey Valim, after a stint of ownership from 2008 to 2010 by Valim and her then-husband, Tom, who had been one of Cohen’s managers. Girard said he and Valim brought in a beefed-up sense of financial responsibility to the steakhouse, music performers, and made a few aesthetic changes, including hanging local artwork. He said the menu was changed to include “healthy pub fare,”

the addition of more fish dishes and salads, so that “green wasn’t just a garnish.” The hope, Valim said, is to continue to attract a wide variety of diners, not just big meat eaters. In the works are plans for a patio dining area, a dance floor and special wine-centered events. Overall, however, much will remain the same. “We don’t want it to be that you walk in and don’t recognize the place.” “What’s most important,” Girard said, “is that we stay relevant to the community and will still be around in another 40 years.”

Rikoon: Health reform act good in concept Continued from Page C-1 bureaucracies continue to gain power over local schools. On the bright side, we might be rewarded with the feeling that the education provided to minorities in neglected school districts will improve, or that sick people who used to end up in crowded lines at the emergency room in hospitals across the country have a better chance at getting and staying healthy. It is too soon to know if there is any substance behind this feeling, but at least we are doing something. But are we? My take on both of these important sectors of our economy is that things are actually getting worse than ever before in terms of the value we receive for our dollars spent. New Mexico ranks last among the 50 states in terms of child welfare. Our taxes are in the medium range relative to other states, so why is our actual performance in service delivery so poor? My answer is that we as a state have become too dependent on federal aid and are suffering the consequences of decades of rely-

ing on outside help. The people who settled our state and built homes and ranches here were able to raise and support generations of resilient and self-reliant people with multiple vocational skills. This has mainly gone by the wayside, as we have had to focus on complying with federal guidelines to qualify to receive outside funds. We are seeing the same phenomena throughout the country when it comes to complying with the new Affordable Care Act, which is something that I support in concept but am greatly disenchanted with in practice. There are some people who need federal intervention to gain access to health care. A better interim solution would have been to create a national pool akin to the one in New Mexico that provided an insurance option to those unable to get it elsewhere. The great majority of Americans are perfectly capable of determining on their own who to go to and how much to pay for their health care. In the same way, we know who the good teachers are and how to teach our kids to read and write and do arithmetic, given the chance to hire and fire locally. Without going into the issue

of unions, I believe that freedom of choice and the obligation to pay as we go would serve ourselves and our children well, if applied to the education and health arenas. New Mexicans rightfully pride ourselves on our quality of life as we enjoy great expanses of nature and can enjoy the outdoors much of the year. There are people and events here that are the envy of other states. They rightfully garner our state a proud reputation as home to artisans, musicians and writers from multiple cultural traditions. While we have this to be proud of, large segments of our state’s population remain mired in poverty with little hope of escape. A healthy dose of selfreliance, combined with the option to opt out of federal programs, would go a long way toward alleviating our problems. Next month, I will explain how this can be done and the benefits that New Mexicans might receive from a totally new approach. Rob Rikoon,, is president of The Rikoon Group, one of the largest independent registered investment advisory firms in New Mexico.

Santa Fe New Mexican, Dec. 3, 2013  
Santa Fe New Mexican, Dec. 3, 2013  

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