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U.S. Sen. Tom Udall speaks to former U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman on Jan. 3. LUIS SÁNCHEZ SATURNO/THE NEW MEXICAN
Fight against filibusters thrusts Udall into spotlight
Schools put teacher evaluations to the test
By Anne Constable The New Mexican
Last week’s confirmation of Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve was a victory for Senate reformers. Among them is New Mexico’s Tom Udall, who in recent months has emerged as an unlikely hero to those pushing to end partisan gridlock in Washington over the president’s nominees. Udall, 65, is known as a hardworking, unflamboyant and popular first-term senator with a famous name in the environmental world. But his success in helping push through filibuster reform, which may help ease years of partisan backlogs on presidential appointments — as well as the strong positions he has taken on the war in Syria, government surveillance and other issues — has helped propel him in recent months onto the national stage, or at least close to it. “I think Tom Udall’s more forceful stances have increased his national standing and national prominence,” said Brian Sanderoff of Albuquerque-based Research & Polling Inc. “Clearly, his stature has benefited,” agreed Jeff Bingaman, a fellow Democrat who served 26 years as a senator from New Mexico before stepping down a year ago. In November, Senate Democrats deployed the socalled “nuclear option,” reducing the number of votes needed to end a filibuster on a presidential nomination to a simple majority and speeding Yellen’s confirmation.
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Capital High School teacher Scott Hancock passes out graded class work as Principal Channell Wilson-Segura visits Hancock’s U.S. Government class on Dec. 4. PHOTOS BY LUIS SÁNCHEZ SATURNO/THE NEW MEXICAN
Some educators open-minded about state initiative; others have reservations By Robert Nott The New Mexican
‘Enough is enough,’ say opponents of tribal gambling
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WASHINGTON — By springtime, Bill Iyall figures the Cowlitz Tribe in Washington state will have 152 acres of new land in place and can make plans to break ground for its new casino in 2015. Iyall, the tribal chairman, is confident that a plan to have the federal government hold the land in trust for the tribe will survive legal challenges, thanks to strong backing from the Obama administration. He says that’s how it should be. “We are a ward of the federal government, and we’re their trustee, and they’re supposed to take care of us,” Iyall said. Casino opponents, though, fear President Barack Obama and his team are going too far to take care of the 566 federally recognized tribes and to promote their gambling interests. Last month, the Obama administration defended a Michigan tribe before the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that the tribe had sovereignty similar to a foreign country and that the state should not be allowed to shut down its off-reservation casino. And now Obama wants Congress to change a law that prevents tribes that were recognized by the federal government after 1934 from getting new trust land, which could pave the way for more casinos.
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aura Carthy’s Advanced Placement English students at Capital High School were discussing Luis Alberto Urrea’s novel The Hummingbird’s Daughter recently, when the school’s principal stopped by to observe. Carthy asked how many of her students had attended a Lannan Foundation lecture by Urrea on Nov. 20, and many raised their hands. One commented, “He talks exactly how he talks in the book.” New Mexico’s new teacher evaluation system requires a principal to sit in on each teacher’s class two times throughout the year and to pay shorter visits periodically. In addition, a trained educator from another school is required to visit the classroom at least once. Those observations make up 25 percent of a teacher’s score. “I believe it allows teachers who
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shine to be acknowledged” and ensures that “teachers are setting expectations for both students and themselves,” Capital High Principal Channell Wilson-Segura said. In Carthy’s classroom, lesson plans for the day and her goals for the class were clearly laid out on the bulletin boards. Students’ desks were arranged in a large square, so they could all face one another during the discussion. The walls were decorated with college pennants and photos of former students who had gone on to successful careers. The observation portion of the state’s teacher evaluation system is widely supported as a way to measure teacher effectiveness. But it is just one portion of a new plan, introduced by Gov. Susana Martinez last year, that continues to upset educators and remains at the heart of an ongoing legal battle to stop it.
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NATION&WORLD California ‘lone wolf’ supports minimum wage hike
Tweets and threats Social media plays vital role for both gangs, police
Former GOP gov. candidate cites economic benefits By Michael R. Blood The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES — Democrats across the nation are eager to make increasing the minimum wage a defining campaign issue in 2014, but in California a proposal to boost the pay rate to $12 an hour is coming from a different point on the political compass. Ron Unz, a Silicon Valley multimillionaire and registered Republican who once ran for governor and, briefly, U.S. Senate, wants state voters to endorse the wage jump that he predicts would nourish the economy and lift low-paid workers from dependency on food stamps and other assistance bankrolled by taxpayers. Unz, 52, is a former publisher of The American Conservative magazine with a history of against-the-grain political activism. Republican National Committee member Shawn Steel praised Unz for his 1998 initiative, which abolished most bilingual education programs for students who speak little, if any, English and replaced them with English-only instruction. Unz “is an innovator, he’s extremely bright and he’s a lone wolf,” Steel said. Unz’s plan would increase the minimum wage in two steps — to $10 an hour in 2015, and $12 the following year Unz says taxpayers for too long have been subsidizing low-wage paying businesses, since the government pays for food stamps and other programs those workers often need to get by. He posits that the increase — at $12-an-hour, up from the current $8 — would lift millions of Californians out of poverty, drive up income and sales tax revenue and save taxpayers billions of dollars, since those workers would no longer qualify for many welfare benefits. For California, among the world’s 10 largest economies in 2012, the jump “would be a gigantic economic stimulus package,” Unz said. He hopes its passage in the nation’s most populous state would have a ripple effect, prompting other states to increases wages.
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Eddie Bocanegra, co-executive director for a Chicago youth safety program, spent 14 years in prison for a gang-related murder, turned his life around and is now mentoring kids in communities where gangs are a constant presence. M. SPENCER GREEN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
By Sharon Cohen The Associated Press
CHICAGO he video is riddled with menace and swagger: Reputed gang members in Chicago point their guns directly at the camera. A bare-chested young man brandishes an assault weapon. They flash hand signals, dance and, led by a rapper, taunt their rivals as he chants: “Toe tag DOA. That’s for being in my way … Killing til my heart swell … Guaranteed there’s going to be all hell.” Thousands watch on YouTube. Among them: Chicago police, who quickly identify two of those in the video as felons. Both are arrested. As social media has become part of daily life, both gangs and law enforcement are trying to capitalize on the reach of this new digital world — and both, in their own ways, are succeeding. Social media has exploded among street gangs who exploit it — often brazenly — to brag, conspire and incite violence. They’re turning to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram to flaunt guns and wads of cash, threaten rivals, intimidate informants and in a small number of cases, sell weapons, drugs — even plot murder. “What’s taking place online is what’s taking place in the streets,” says David Pyrooz, an assistant professor at Sam Houston State University. Pyrooz has studied gangs and social media in five big cities. “The Internet does more for a gang’s brand or a gang member’s identity than wordof-mouth could ever do. It really gives the gang a wide platform to promote their reputations. They can brag about women, drugs, fighting … and instead of boasting to five gang members on a street corner, they can go online. It’s like this electronic graffiti wall that never gets deleted.” On the crime-fighting side, “cyberbanging” or “Internet banging,” as this activity is sometimes called, is transforming how police and prosecutors pursue gangs. Along with traditional investigative techniques, police monitor gangs online — sometimes communicating with them using aliases — and track their activities and rivalries, looking for ways to short-circuit potential flare-ups. “It’s kind of like clothing — this is the style today but in two months, it won’t be,” says Alex Del Toro, program director for Chicago’s Youth Safety and Violence Prevention program. Language itself can pose obstacles. Police often have to decipher street talk, which varies accord-
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ing to gang and city. In Chicago, a gun might be a thumper or a cannon. In Houston, it might be a burner or chopper. That slang played a role last year for New York police. They pursued a digital trail of messages on Facebook and Twitter, along with jailhouse phone calls, to crack down on three notorious East Harlem gangs tied to gun trafficking, more than 30 shootings and at least three murders. New York isn’t unique. In Houston, police say gang members have used social media to sell meth, marijuana and heroin and provoke shootings as initiation rites. In Chicago, gang warfare has migrated from the streets to cyberspace and back again — with deadly results. Probably the most high-profile case unfolded in 2012. It began with an online feud involving insults, gangs and two rappers, Keith Cozart, better known as Chief Keef, and Joseph ‘Lil JoJo’ Coleman. Hours after Coleman tweeted his location, he was fatally shot while riding on a bicycle. Soon after, Chief Keef’s Twitter account carried mocking comments about the death. He claimed his account had been hacked. “We see a lot of taunting,” says Nick Roti, chief of the Chicago police organized crime bureau. “There are guys standing on a street corner, they take a picture of themselves holding a gun (the message being), ‘I always stand up for my ‘hood.’ They’re basically daring someone to shoot them.” Del Toro, the YMCA program director, says the swaggering is a dramatic departure from the past. “You can now gangbang from your living room. Who would have thought that 20 years ago?” And that can attract kids, says Eddie Bocanegra, co-executive director of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago’s Youth Safety and Violence Prevention program. “In the past you would have gangs approach you and say, ‘Listen we’re from the ‘hood. Maybe you should get involved.’ Now the kids are going to the gangs saying, ‘I saw this. How can I be a part of it?’ ” Bocanegra spent 14 years in prison for a gangrelated murder, turned his life around and now mentors kids in communities where gangs are a constant presence. He warns them of the consequences of their online activities. “I’ll say, ‘Don’t you know you’re creating a profile of yourself so police can see it?’ … How do you think this will impact you tomorrow, a month from now, five years from now?’… A lot of times, it’s ‘Who cares?’ ”
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NEW YORK — Luxury merchant Neiman Marcus confirmed Saturday that thieves stole some of its customers’ payment card information and made unauthorized charges over the holiday season, becoming the second retailer in recent weeks to announce it had fallen victim to a cyber-security attack. The hacking, coming weeks after Target revealed its own breach, underscores the increasing challenges that merchants have in thwarting security threats. Neiman Marcus didn’t say whether the breach was related to the massive data theft at Target, but some security experts believe they could be part of the same scam. Ginger Reeder, spokeswoman for Dallas-based Neiman Marcus Group Ltd., said in an email Saturday that the retailer had been notified in mid-December by its credit card processor about potentially unauthorized payment activity following customer purchases at stores. On Jan. 1, a forensics firm confirmed evidence that the upscale retailer was a victim of a criminal cyber-security intrusion and that some customers’ credit and debit cards were possibly compromised as a result. Reeder wouldn’t estimate how many customers might be affected but said the merchant is notifying customers whose cards it has now determined were used fraudulently.
BEIJING — A fire that raged for nearly 10 hours razed an ancient Tibetan town in southwest China that’s popular with tourists, burning down hundreds of buildings after fire engines failed to get onto the narrow streets. The fire broke out early Saturday morning in the ancient Tibetan quarter of Dukezong, which dates back more than 1,000 years and is known for its preserved cobbled streets, ancient structures and Tibetan culture. Dukezong is part of scenic Shangri-La county in Deqen prefecture. Photos and video footage showed Dukezong and its labyrinth of houses engulfed in flames that turned the night sky red. Once called Gyaitang Zong, the county renamed itself Shangri-La in 2001, hoping to draw tourists by the reference to the mythical Himalayan land described in James Hilton’s 1933 novel. Like hundreds of Chinese cities and counties, Shangri-La renovated its old neighborhood, Dukezong, turning it into a tourist attraction filled with shops and guesthouses. The fire destroyed about 242 houses and shops in Dukezong, dislocated more than 2,600 and torched many historic artifacts, the Xinhua News Agency said.
U.S. hypnotist Lewis falls from balcony, dies in Australia CANBERRA, Australia — U.S. stage hypnotist Scott Lewis has plunged to his death from the balcony of a Sydney apartment. Lewis was in Australia to perform in the Sydney Opera House. A police spokeswoman said on condition of anonymity Sunday that officers found his body on an apartment balcony on Saturday morning. Media reports said Lewis had fallen from an 11th floor balcony to the fourth floor.
Damage being assessed after Cyclone Ian batters Tonga NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga — The most powerful cyclone in decades to lash the South Pacific nation of Tonga destroyed homes and ripped roofs from churches, killing at least one person, as authorities scrambled Sunday to assess damage. Up to 70 percent of the homes and buildings in some areas had been flattened. Cyclone Ian hit Tonga on Saturday with gusts up to 178 miles per hour. Tonga is an archipelago of 176 islands, 36 of which are inhabited by more than 100,000 people. Its economy relies on fish export, tourism and remittances from Tongan communities overseas, with about 40 percent of the population living in poverty. The Associated Press
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Sunday, Jan. 12 HISTORY HIKE: From 2 to 4 p.m., join local historian Bill Baxter for a jaunt through Cerrillos Hills. Learn the area’s mining history and how the “little hills” played a big role in the settlement of New Mexico. Cerillos Hills State Park. LIFE DRAWING: From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Duel Brewing, 1228 Parkway Drive, a weekly figurative-drawing class led by Cari Griffo. POETRY STORM: From 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Collected Works Bookstore, the Cut + Paste Society presents readings at the launch of Snow Poems Postcard Book; poets Jon Davis, Wayne Lee, Jaime Figueroa, Lauren Camp and Raina Wellman. 202 Galisteo St. THE JOY OF FINANCIAL SECURITY: At 11 a.m. at Collected Works Bookstore, Journey Santa Fe presents Donna Skeels Cygan. 11 a.m. 202 Galisteo St.
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Africa sees very violent start to 2014
Chemical spill a blow to W.Va. capital’s economy
By Jason Straziuso
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On the third day without clean tap water, business owners with empty dining rooms and quiet aisles of merchandise around West Virginia’s capital were left to wonder how much of an economic hit they’ll take from a chemical spill. Most visitors have cleared out of Charleston while locals are either staying home or driving out of the area to find somewhere they can get a hot meal or take a hot shower. Orders not to use tap water for much other than flushing toilets mean that the spill is an emergency not just for the environment but also for local businesses. A water company executive said Saturday that it could be days before uncontaminated water is flowing again for about 300,000 people in nine
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NAIROBI, Kenya — The death tolls are huge and the individual incidents gruesome. One estimate says nearly 10,000 people have been killed in South Sudan in a month of warfare, while in neighboring Central African Republic combatants in Muslim-vs.-Christian battles have beheaded children. Sub-Saharan Africa has seen a very violent start to 2014, with raging conflicts in South Sudan and Central African Republic, as well as continued violence in Congo, and attacks in Somalia and Kenya. Compared to decades past, Africans are suffering from fewer conflicts today, but several recent outbreaks of violence are cause for concern, said J. Peter Pham, director of the Washington-based think tank Africa Center at the Atlantic Council. The conflicts also lack strong international peacekeeping, he said. “Peacekeeping in Africa, whether under the formal auspices of the United Nations or those of the African Union, suffers today from the same two limitations which they have been burdened with since the very first U.N. peacekeeping mission, the 1960-1964 operation in the Congo, namely lack of political will resulting in a weak mandate and lack of adequate forces,” he wrote by email. The conflict that broke out in South Sudan on Dec. 15 saw violence radiate across the country as ethnic groups targeted one another. Shortly afterward, Uganda dispatched troops and military equipment to aid South Sudan’s central government from breakaway units of the military. Casie Copeland, South Sudan analyst for the International Crisis Group, said violence in Africa tends to involve other countries and noted a “long history of regional involvement in African conflicts.” The U.N. Security Council on Friday, however, “strongly discouraged external intervention that would exacerbate the military and political tensions.” The U.N. has said more than 1,000 people have died in the South Sudan conflict. But Copeland, after speaking to U.N. workers, aid actors, government officials and combatants, estimates nearly 10,000 have died. Civilians in the Central African Republic have suffered terribly since armed rebels overthrew the president in March 2013. The mostly Muslim fighters were blamed for scores of atrocities after taking power, and intercommunal violence exploded last month leaving more than 1,000 dead in a matter of days. The U.N. children’s agency UNICEF says that two children have been beheaded, and that “unprecedented levels of violence” are being carried out on children. An estimated 935,000 people have been uprooted throughout the country.
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Members of the West Virginia Army National Guard, along with a police officer and a volunteer, offload bottled water from a military truck Saturday as citizens line up for water in Belle, W.Va. MARCUS CONSTANTINO/THE DAILY MAIL
West Virginia counties. The uncertainty means it’s impossible to estimate the economic impact of the spill yet, said the leader of the local chamber of commerce. Virtually every restaurant was dark Saturday, unable to use water to prepare food, wash
dishes or clean employees’ hands. Meanwhile, hotels had emptied and foot traffic was down at many retail stores. “I haven’t been able to cook anything at home and was hoping they were open,” Bill Rogers, 52, said outside a closed Tudor’s
VA under fire for proposed filing rule By Kevin Freking The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — For veterans seeking disability compensation, the application process is supposed to be so easy that a handwritten note on a napkin will initiate a claim or an appeal. An Obama administration proposal would change that, and veterans groups are sounding the alarm. The Department of Veterans Affairs says the many ways that requests for disability compensation arrive actually hamper its ability to administer benefits, and contribute to a claims backlog that has about 400,000 veterans waiting more than 125 days for a decision. At times, workers spend so much time trying to figuring out what’s being claimed and trading letters with applicants that it’s slowing down decisions for everyone. The VA’s solution would require veterans to use a standard form when they file for disability compensation or appeal a decision, and the agency would throw in some incentives for those who use a computer. The response to the proposed rule from the nation’s major veterans groups? “Draconian” and “heavyhanded,” said the Veterans of Foreign Wars. “A seismic change” that will “poison” the disability claims process, according to the American Legion. “The most serious, egregious attack on a veteranfriendly disability claim system
in VA history,” contended the law firm of Bergmann & Moore, which specializes in pursuing disability claims. The critiques recently submitted in response to the proposed regulation point to one of the sharpest policy disagreements that veteran groups have had with the administration. Both camps generally have agreed on the need to transform how disability claims are managed; namely, the need to move to a computer system instead of relying on paper records to track a veteran’s injuries, illnesses and service. So far, the burden has been on the VA to transform. The proposal would place more of the burden on the veteran. “VA believes that using a standard form is a minimal burden to place on claimants,” the proposed rule states. But for veterans, a major advantage of the current system is that once the VA makes its decision, benefits generally accrue back to when a veteran first initiated his or her claim, usually months and sometimes years earlier. Submitting what are referred to as “informal claims” has become a standard practice for veterans because it locks in the effective date of their claim even as they gather supporting evidence such as military records and doctor’s exams for the more formal application. Then, if the application is approved, the veteran often ends up getting a sizable lump-sum payment in addition to a monthly award. Under the proposal, the first communication from a veteran may not trigger anything. Those
veterans who put their claims in writing would have to completely fill out a standard form, and the clock that determines how far back the government will pay, won’t begin ticking until the VA receives the successfully completed form.
Biscuit World in Marmet, just east of Charleston. “It seems like every place is closed. It’s frustrating. Really frustrating.” In downtown Charleston, the Capitol Street row of restaurants and bars were locked up. Amid them, The Consignment Shop was open, but business was miserable. The second-hand shop’s owner said she relies on customers who come downtown to eat and drink. “It’s like a ghost town,” Tammy Krepshaw said. “I feel really bad for all my neighbors. It’s sad.” The person she doesn’t feel bad for is Freedom Industries President Gary Southern, who told reporters the day before that he was having a long day and quickly wrapped up a news conference on the chemical spill so he could fly out of the area. “People want answers. They deserve answers,” Krepshaw said. The emergency began Thursday, when complaints came in to West Virginia American Water
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about a licorice-type odor in the tap water. The source: the chemical 4-methylcyclohexane methanol that leaked out of a 40,000 gallon tank at a Freedom Industries facility along the Elk River. State officials believe about 7,500 gallons leaked from the tank, some of which was contained before flowing into the river. It’s not clear exactly how much entered the water supply. It could take days for clean tap water to flow again. First, water sample test results must consistently show that the chemical’s presence in the public water system is at or below 1 parts per million, the level recommended by federal agencies, West Virginia American Water President Jeff McIntyre said Saturday at a news conference. Thirty-two people sought treatment at area hospitals for symptoms such as nausea. Of those, four people were admitted to the Charleston Area Medical Center but their conditions weren’t available Saturday.
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Udall: Plans to push for ‘transparency and openness’ Continued from Page A-1 Commenting on Monday’s vote, Udall said in a news release he was “pleased that our efforts to reform Senate rules allowed a swift up-or-down vote on Dr. Yellen and that “the Senate is now able to do its job with respect to nominees.” Udall has been pushing for filibuster reform since he was elected to the Senate in 2008 and called this “the most significant change” in Senate rules since 1975, when the upper chamber reduced to 60 from 67 the number of votes needed to end debate and proceed to a formal vote. It is one of a number of reforms proposed by Udall and other Senate colleagues. The change, he said in a recent interview, “means the majority can’t be blocked” and that the president can get an up-or-down vote on his nominees. It is, he added, “a good thing for democracy” and a “return to the Constitution,” which reserves supermajorities for actions such as ratifying treaties and expelling members. To Nan Aron, president of Alliance for Justice, a Washington, D.C.-based national association of more than 100 organizations, filibuster reform “certainly raised his profile nationally and gives grass-roots organizations around the country a lot to be hopeful for.” On the other hand, it’s still clear that a junior senator from a small Western state has a long way to go before becoming a true celebrity. Stu Rothenberg, editor and publisher of the Rothenberg Political Report, said in an email, “Count me skeptical that any except the most liberal and fervent Democratic activists outside [New Mexico] have any idea who he is or what he has done. I don’t think he has a national profile, but I have no data to give you a definitive answer.”
Standing up In September, Udall stood up to the president, voting against a resolution authorizing military action in Syria in response to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons. He said he believed the resolution could further involve the U.S. in a Syrian civil war and that the U.S. had not exhausted all diplomatic possibilities. The resolution still passed the Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations, of which he is a member, but his stand won him a spot on NBC’s prominent Sunday morning news show, Meet the Press, and on National Public Radio. Udall, who voted against the USA Patriot Act in 2001, when he was a member of the House of Representatives, also has long pushed for reforms to end the bulk collection of private records of ordinary citizens. He has fought for reforms of U.S. surveillance programs and the secret courts created under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and is supporting the USA Freedom Act, which provides more safeguards for phone records and warrantless surveillance. The son of Stewart Udall, a former secretary of the Department of the Interior,
Udall, 65, is known as a hardworking and popular first-term senator with a famous name in the environmental world. LUIS SÁNCHEZ SATURNO/THE NEW MEXICAN
he has plenty of environmental chops. Columnist Eleanor Clift of the Daily Beast described him as a “lonely climate-change crusader,” and added that not since Al Gore “has Washington heard a politician so impassioned about global warming.” He’s also gotten some national press for his support of improving standards for youth football helmets. Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia and a “big consumer of TV news shows,” said he has noticed Tom Udall “taking a higher visibility role.” “Party affiliation matters most of all in determining views and votes, of course, but most Americans like to see their senators in the fray, standing up and being counted,” Sabato wrote in an email. “It especially helps first-term senators like Udall, many of whom are invisible and rarely asked to appear. Being a Udall doesn’t hurt. It’s a well-known name, and Stewart and Mo [Udall’s uncle, both former members of Congress] still have many friends in politics and the news media.”
Why reform is needed Senate filibusters used to be reserved for extreme circumstances. But in today’s vitriolic Washington climate, they are employed frequently, by both parties, consuming hundreds of hours of lawmakers’ time and causing multiple bottlenecks in the Senate. There have been more of them since 2006 than the total between 1920 and 1980, according to Tom Udall. One federal judge waited 659 days, Udall said. Some nominees just got so frustrated they gave up. In contrast, Udall said that when his father became secretary of the Interior Department during the John F. Kennedy administration, the elder Udall had virtually his entire team in place two weeks later. (Of course, today there are about 1,600 political appointees who require Senate confirmation, compared to about 400 during his father’s day.) Today, presidents wait months, if not longer, for their choices to various agencies to be confirmed. They were rare when Bingaman was elected in 1982, he confirmed. But “in recent years, they’ve become pretty routine. It’s become a normal requirement that the minority imposed on the majority in the Senate.”
Holding up nominations is “denying the right of the president to fill judicial vacancies, which he has the right to do under the Constitution,” Bingaman said. “If he can’t get 51 votes, they ought to be turned down,” he said. “But he should not have to get 60 votes to get someone approved.” Abuse of the filibuster is delaying justice, Aron contends. “Courts without judges means that everyday Americans have little or no recourse to resolve basic problems. … Judicial decisions govern our lives. When you don’t have judges, individuals have to wait months, sometimes years to get some justice,” she said. Previous efforts at reform by Udall, along with Senate colleagues Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, and Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, fizzled. What broke the logjam last fall was widespread concern over the backlog of appointments to the federal bench, including the critical D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and to some key agencies. The new Senate rule requires only a majority to end a filibuster on nominations to the lower judiciary and to departments and agencies of the federal government for which the president must seek the advice and consent of the Senate. It does not apply to nominations to the U.S. Supreme Court or to ordinary legislation. In November, the members voted 59-34 to end formal debate on Yellen’s nomination and proceed to a vote, which took place on Jan. 6, the first day of the second session of the 113th Congress. Also, before Congress adjourned in December, 16 nominees were confirmed under the new rule, including two for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals — Patricia Millet and Nina Pillard. (The nomination of a third judge for the D.C. Circuit, Robert Wilkins, is still pending.) Norm Ornstein, a scholar at the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute, was quoted recently as saying the Republicans brought the reform on themselves by their “open decision to block the president from filling vacancies for his entire term, no matter how well qualified the nominees. It was a set of actions begging for a return nuclear response.” Republicans in the Senate are still dragging out the process, both Udall and Bingaman said, by forcing the Democrats to use up all the time for post-cloture debate — up to 30 hours — set aside for specific nominations. ”They ran every single hour to the end of the Congress,” Udall said. “We burned almost two weeks just on nominations.” At the end of the session on Dec. 31, there were still about 250 nominations sent back, meaning that the president has to resubmit them in the second session of the 113th Congress.
Staying the course Udall said the filibuster was already slowing things down when he was watching from his seat in the House of Representatives (1999-2009). After he was elected to the Senate (on a slogan saying that the Senate is the “graveyard of good
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ideas”), his father, he said, suggested he reread the autobiography of Clinton Anderson, a former U.S. representative from New Mexico (1941-1945), U.S. secretary of agriculture (1945-1948) and U.S. senator from New Mexico (1949-1973). Anderson, Udall said, called for filibuster reform at the beginning of every Congress. “He worked at it his entire career but never really saw any change.” Udall hoped for more success. Filibuster reform was the subject of his first speech on the Senate floor, and he’s been working on it ever since. By the time the Senate voted on the nuclear option, there were more than 90 vacancies on the federal bench and dozens of executive branch nominees stalled in the Senate because the Democrats did not have the 60 votes to invoke cloture, and Republicans were blocking even nominees they considered well qualified for the positions. Udall said he began meeting with senators from his party to talk about reform. The longest-serving senators were opposed, he said, while Republicans declined to join the conversations. But he, Harkin and Merkley came up with a set of reforms that included, in addition to nominations, eliminating the filibuster on motions to proceed, as well as on motions to move Senate-passed bills to conference negotiations with the House, reduce post-cloture debate and do away with secret holds, where one senator objects on behalf of another. “They simply didn’t give up, even when those in their own party refused to go along,” Aron said. “They kept pushing and pressuring and speaking out. They are the real heroes, and I don’t say that lightly. Not many of these guys are heroes.” Eventually, Majority Leader Harry Reid started talking to the 55-member Democratic caucus (53 Democrats and two independents) about the need for reform, but he did not think there were enough votes to pass the entire package. Udall is still hoping to win approval of the talking filibuster rule, either this year or at the start of the next Congress, which begins in 2015. He believes it would “force transparency and openness” because it would require senators who filibuster to actually speak on the floor. (Think Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.) “The problem is now that you don’t have to keep talking. You just put in a quorum call. It’s a way to play havoc with the process,” Bingaman said. “Clearly there is a case to be made that if the Senate wants to debate at length on an issue of great importance, it should have the right to do so,” he acknowledged. “But in the final analysis, there ought to be an opportunity for the Senate to vote and the majority should control.” As for the “heroes” who stuck it out, Aron said, “They really represent a very promising group of junior senators who one day will be in the leadership.” Contact Anne Constable at 986-3022 or email@example.com.
The term filibuster — from a Dutch word meaning “pirate” — became popular in the 1850s, when it was applied to efforts to hold the Senate floor in order to prevent a vote on a bill, according to the U.S. Senate website. In the early years of Congress, representatives as well as senators could filibuster. While revisions to House rules limited debate, in the smaller Senate unlimited debate continued on the grounds that any senator should have the right to speak as long as necessary on any issue. In 1917, senators adopted a rule, at the urging of President Woodrow Wilson, that allowed the Senate to end a debate with a twothirds majority vote, a device known as “cloture.” The new rule was first put to the test in 1919, when the Senate invoked cloture to end a filibuster against the Treaty of Versailles. Over the next five decades, the Senate occasionally tried to invoke cloture, but usually failed to gain the necessary twothirds vote. Filibusters were particularly useful to Southern senators who sought to block civil rights legislation, including anti-lynching legislation, until cloture was invoked after a 57-day filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In 1975, the Senate reduced the number of votes required for cloture from two-thirds to threefifths, or 60 senators.
SOME OBAMA-ERA APPOINTMENTS SUBJECTED TO FILIBUSTERS u Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel u CIA Director John Brennan u Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency u Richard Cordray, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau u Rep. Mel Watt, Federal Housing Finance Agency u Patricia Millet, Nina Pillard and Robert Wilkins, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals u Brian Davis, Florida District Court u Jeh Johnson and Alejandro Mayorkas, Department of Homeland Security u John Koskinen, Internal Revenue Service
Gaming: 14 tribes have opened legal casinos in N.M. since 1995 Continued from Page A-1 The issue could resonate in New Mexico, where 14 tribes have opened legal casinos since the state approved tribal gambling in 1995. The Navajo Nation is now seeking legislative approval to expand its gambling operations. The nation wants an agreement allowing it to operate five casinos on its reservation; currently, it operates two. Jemez Pueblo, meanwhile, put its plans for a Southern New Mexico casino on hold last year after filing its third application for the project. The pueblo had been working with Santa Fe businessman Gerald Peters on the proposed $55 million resort, which faced opposition and hit snags in the federal government. The latest was in 2011, when the U.S. Department of the Interior said it would not take 100 acres of land along Interstate 10 into trust to allow the tribal project to move forward. Although New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez never took a formal stand on the project, State Sen. Benny Shendo, an adviser to the pueblo’s Enterprise Board, said in July that partners had decided to set aside the venture until the state had a governor who was more supportive. Pojoaque Pueblo, another New Mexico tribe with casino operations, is suing the state in federal court, claiming Martinez’s administration has failed to negotiate on a new gambling compact in good faith. Martinez’s office denies that.
West Coast saturated with tribal casinos The Obama administration’s push for new laws affecting tribal gambling will, perhaps, have the biggest impact along the West Coast, causing divisions from Washington state to California. The Golden State is at the epicenter of the U.S. tribal gaming industry, which
includes more than 420 gaming establishments run by 240 tribes in 28 states. They pull in annual revenues of $27 billion a year, according to the National Indian Gaming Commission, the federal body charged with regulating the casinos. With 70 tribal casinos in California alone, “you reach a point where … enough is enough,” California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein told the Senate Indian Affairs Committee in November. “My concern is that California tribes — some of them — are no longer content with casinos on Indian lands,” she said, providing examples of nine tribes trying to open off-reservation casinos in California, Wisconsin, Arizona, Michigan, Oregon and Washington state. Feinstein, who declined to be interviewed for this story, told the Senate panel that all of the casinos in her state have opened in just the past 15 years. And she said that the size of the tribal gaming industry in California is now twice as big as any other state and is approaching the scale of Nevada’s $10 billion-a-year gambling operations. Feinstein is irked that the Department of the Interior approved a plan by a Butte County tribe to build a casino 50 miles away, near Sacramento, even though it was rejected by local voters. And with more than 100 federally recognized tribes in the state, she wants Congress to put a stop to “reservation shopping” proposals aimed at getting casinos near population centers. In an interview, Kevin Washburn, who heads the Bureau of Indian Affairs, said democracy is working well in California, noting that voters approved tribal gaming in 1998. He said casinos have helped tribes economically and that he knows of no studies indicating how many casinos are optimal. Others say the issue of how many casinos the state should have is a case of supply and demand. “That ought to be determined by
consumers,” said California Republican Rep. Tom McClintock. “As long as they’re complying with local laws, using their own money and not forcing anybody to do or buy anything against their will, I’ve got no objections.” Washburn said gaming is the exception in the drive to get more land into the hands of tribes, even though the issue gets much public attention. Of the nearly 1,500 land acquisitions approved since 2009, he said, fewer than 20 have been for gaming projects, while the majority have been for agriculture, infrastructure, schools, police stations and health care facilities. “A lot of acres, millions of acres, were taken from tribes,” Washburn told a Senate panel Nov. 20, “so their American dream is a little more cloudy than it is for the rest of America.” Defending the right of tribes to expand, Washburn said that cities or counties aren’t quizzed hard when they want to move into unincorporated areas.
U.S. Supreme Court will weigh in this year Two Supreme Court cases are driving much of the current debate. Later this year, the court will decide whether the state of Michigan has the legal authority to shut down an offreservation casino run by the Bay Mills Indian Community. “A tribe should not have greater immunity than foreign nations,” John Bursch, Michigan’s solicitor general, told the high court Dec. 2. “There’s no dispute that if France opened an illegal business in Michigan, casino or otherwise, it would have no blanket immunity.” The second case, a 2009 ruling known as the Carcieri decision, angered tribes by putting the brakes on land acquisitions for tribes that were not recognized by the federal government by 1934. Tribes complained that the ruling created two sets of tribes and has
slowed economic development. Aided by Washburn, Washington Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell, chairwoman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, wants Congress to pass a so-called “Carcieri fix,” which would essentially override the 2009 decision. Cantwell said the ruling caused a “chilling effect” for tribes wanting to put more land into trust. She said that tribes lost 90 million acres of land from 1887 to 1933 as a result of forced assimilation and that Congress responded with the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 to give land back to tribes. And of the 10 million acres that has been put into trust for tribes since then, she said, less than 1 percent has been used for gaming.
Opponents aim to stop spread of tribal gaming Gambling opponents say that reversing the ruling would open the floodgates for more casinos. “If you do that, it’s really a national expansion of gambling,” said Cheryl Schmit, director of Stand Up For California, a statewide organization fighting against more casinos. She said the Obama administration is “acting clearly as an advocate for the tribes to expand all of their services and entitlements.” In November, California voters will decide the fate of the proposed $250 million North Fork tribal casino in Madera County, in the Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada Mountains north of Fresno County. Opponents organized to get the off-reservation casino qualified for a referendum on the ballot after it was approved by California legislators earlier this year. Schmit said lawsuits are in progress to stop the casino. And she predicted that if it’s allowed to open, it will be quickly followed by an additional 30 casinos in California. Dennis Ehling, a Los Angeles attorney with the firm Blank Rome, who
advises gaming clients, said more tribes are trying to open casinos near population centers after the Obama administration in 2011 rescinded a Bush-era “commutable distance” standard, which banned off-reservation casinos if they were not within easy driving distance of reservations. But he warned that tribes could face a backlash, noting that the House of Representatives already took a rare vote in September to try to block an off-reservation casino in Arizona that had been approved by the Obama administration. And he said the Supreme Court could easily frustrate tribes by putting limits on sovereign immunity, saying it doesn’t extend to economic activity. “When they extend into these offreservation places, they have to enter into the political realm again to get what they want,” Ehling said. “And there’s always winners and losers when you do that.” After fighting to get land for decades, Iyall hopes to be a winner by March, after the court cases have run their course. He’s eager to get going, with plans to build not only a casino but a hotel, retail shops, restaurants and housing on the land near La Center, Wash., in Clark County. He’s happy that the president’s team has helped. “The Obama administration is there to follow the rules as they’re set out,” Iyall said. “And the rules are defined to help tribes because tribes are a trust ward.” He said the issue of putting land into trust would be moot if tribes had kept their land in the first place, noting that the now landless Cowlitz tribe lost thousands of acres to white settlers, with no compensation. “I mean, if we had those resources today, we probably wouldn’t be talking about this issue, that’s for sure,” Iyall said. The New Mexican contributed to this report.
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Test: Student scores, school grade, attendance part of evaluation lowing the ruling. On the other hand, Tennessee reformers and politicians have said that state’s new teacherevaluation system (similar to New Mexico’s) played a role in the recent gains fourth- and eighth-grade students made in the National Assessment of Educational Progress. A November 2013 survey of Tennessee teachers points out that many of them have since found the evaluations helpful, a finding Skandera has cited. But a coalition of state legislators and teachers unions, as well as individual teachers, joined together to file a petition last September to stop the state’s teacher-evaluation plan, arguing that it violates state personnel laws requiring principals — and not other educators — to conduct classroom observations. In November, Albuquerque District Judge Shannon Bacon dismissed the petition, arguing that Skandera has the right to implement such rules. In December, the coalition asked the state Court of Appeals to reconsider their petition, arguing that Skandera does not have the right to make up rules that conflict with existing law. That appeal may take up to a year to be heard, however. The state’s Public Education Department says such legal efforts simply slow down reform.
Continued from Page A-1 At the heart of the angst is the emphasis on student test scores. Half of a teacher’s evaluation will be based on whether his or her students maintain proficiency, fall behind or improve over a three-year period. And that, in turn, could determine whether a teacher keeps his or her job. Carthy, one of Capital’s most admired teachers, said she wouldn’t mind being evaluated on her students’ test scores, if they had good or near-perfect attendance and were working at grade level when they come to her class. But, she said, “I don’t want to be held accountable for students who aren’t here or who are continually tardy and miss five to 20 minutes of class time every day. I’m not a miracle worker. I can move a student forward one year. I can’t move them forward three or four years.”
The teacher evaluation plan, one of Gov. Susana Martinez’s education reforms, was implemented in 2012 by a department rule after lawmakers failed to pass legislation to enact it. The state began testing the program in pilot schools in the fall of 2012. In the past, the state’s 22,000 teachers were considered either “meeting competency” or “not meeting competency.” Now they will be rated as “ineffective,” “minimally effective,” “effective,” “highly effective” or “exemplary.” In addition to student test scores and classroom observations, factors such as teacher attendance, the school’s grade from the state (A to F) and student surveys can be considered for the final 25 percent of a teacher’s score. Districts have some leeway in establishing these measures. Las Cruces, for instance, received permission from the state to rate a teacher ineffective if he or she has nine or more absences. In Santa Fe, student surveys count for 5 percent of a teacher’s evaluation.
Confusion and controversy over test data Most of the opposition to the teacher evaluations centers on the testing portion. Capital High teacher Jessica Biscamp said, “I don’t think it is possible to very clearly tie those scores to individual teachers. And the other concern I have is how well those tests actually measure what they propose to measure.” Principal Marc Ducharme at De Vargas Middle School also questions whether the system’s focus on test data is fair. “We’re being held accountable for all the teaching that has gone on before us. We have kids coming in with huge learning gaps, and we are expected to bridge those gaps,” he said. Some teachers say the ratios are reversed, and that more emphasis should be placed on observation and less on test data. Ellen Bernstein, president of the Albuquerque Teachers’ Federation, which represents about 7,000 educators, said, “There is a confusing mess still going on about what tests and how much and for whom, and it seems to change on a daily basis.” There’s also a lot of confusion, teachers say, about how those who teach art and physical education can be evaluated. A Los Alamos physical education teacher said she is baffled by her end-of-course requirement that she prove she has somehow supported the school’s music instruction. A music instructor in that district says the emphasis on test scores means more teaching to the test, and that “takes the creative process away. It’s a shame I have to push worksheets on them instead of saying, ‘Hey, let’s get out some drums.’ ” The Public Education Department admits it has failed to clearly explain the plan. Public Education Secretarydesignate Hanna Skandera said recently that the state can do a better job of getting the word out. And Matt Montaño, director of education quality for New Mexico’s Public Education Department, said that while he believes the department’s approach will give the state and its teachers much better information as to how instructors are
affecting students’ test scores, “We’re getting frustration. … We have not done a good enough job of communicating this information out to everybody.” Part of the confusion has to do with how test scores will be used. Teachers, the department stresses, are only expected to ensure that students maintain their established rates of growth in the two previous years. A fifth-grade teacher, for example, is not required to raise a student’s proficiency score on the end-of-year test, but is expected to maintain the student’s average based on the previous two years of test score results. If the student’s average score falls, however, that could be considered evidence that the teacher is not effective. But if the student’s score increases, that might be evidence that the teacher is highly effective. For teachers with two or fewer years in the classroom, or who teach kindergarten and first grade, the department uses a system called Graduated Considerations. For example, the evaluation of a kindergarten teacher with no previous experience will be based largely (75 percent) on observation. The other 25 percent of the score will be based on what is called “multiple” measures (such as attendance and student surveys). For first-year teachers, the split is 50-50. In neither case will test scores be considered. A second-year teacher’s evaluation will be based half on observations, 25 percent on multiple measures and 25 percent on test scores. The Public Education Department’s Montaño said the state will not be firing teachers based on their evaluations. That is up to the districts. And teachers found to be ineffective or minimally effective will be offered professional-development plans. Sarah Heartt, a teacher at
Amy Biehl Community School in Santa Fe and a supporter of the new evaluation plan, pointed out that in other fields in which she has worked, such as finance, “If you can’t produce total return over time and you lose your portfolio, then you lose your job.” But she still would have preferred that New Mexico wait to launch a new teacher evaluation system until 2014-15, when it has fully implemented the Common Core State Standards. The program, embraced by 45 states, is designed to emphasize critical-thinking skills and to ensure students graduate from high school ready for college or a career.
The national perspective Testing and teacher observations are widely used to evaluate teachers nationwide. Connect the Dots, a study published in October 2013 by the National Council on Teacher Quality, found that 35 states and the District of Columbia now use student achievement measures as a significant portion of teacher evaluations. The District of Columbia and 44 states also use classroom observations. Connect the Dots urges states to consider several factors, conduct observations, build strong evaluation tools and exercise caution when considering schoolwide achievement (as with New Mexico’s A-F grading system) to evaluate teachers. Sandi Jacobs, who coauthored Connect the Dots with Kathryn M. Doherty, said in a phone interview that in the past few years, many states have begun overhauling their teacher-evaluation systems in an effort to win federal Race to the Top grant money, which supports innovative educational
reform movements. Many states also felt their previous systems, which generally rated teachers as effective or ineffective, were not going far enough in identifying stellar educators and holding ineffective educators up to standards, Jacobs said. The pushback from teachers nationwide is nothing surprising, she said: “If my boss told me tomorrow that our whole world is being turned upside down — even if the changes will be positive ones — that would make me uncomfortable.” She said many of the new systems are only 2 to 3 years old, and thus it’s still tough to judge their impact. “No state has had a flawless implementation,” she said. “Some have had a few bumps.” She noted that in New York City, teachers have been contesting the use of student data. And in Florida, where Skandera was deputy education commissioner for former Gov. Jeb Bush, teachers successfully challenged the idea that they could be evaluated on test scores of students they have never taught. The legal wrangling in that state continues as the plaintiffs argue that some districts are not fol-
Other pros and cons Critics cite other problems with the state’s plan. The observation evaluation sheet is confusing, some critics say. They also complain that the TeachScape computer system used to enter this data has not always functioned properly. The Public Education Department said recently these issues have been addressed. Some claim teachers are leaving the profession in droves, due to the new system. About 25 teachers have left Santa Fe Public Schools in the past
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semester, for instance, a slight jump from previous years, but district personnel said they have no data to tie the resignations to the new evaluations. And many educators believe that asking principals to spend an average of three hours per observation for all their teachers is onerous. Ducharme said the worst thing about the plan — which he nonetheless supports — is the amount of time invested in the observations. “I have 27 teachers here, and then I have to go to another school — Aspen Community Magnet School [where he serves as an outside evaluator] — and do those  teachers once a year.” He figures he’s in each classroom for an hour, and it takes him about 90 minutes to type up his notes on each teacher via TeachScape. Then he needs 15 to 30 minutes to talk to each teacher within 10 days of his observation. While the process will be quicker as he gains experience, he said, he doesn’t foresee cutting the time he spends with his teachers. Of the teachers at De Vargas Middle School, he said, based on the new standards, he considers five to be highly effective, two to be minimally effective and the rest effective. Still, he remains committed to the observation component. “It’s all evidence-based. It will improve teaching,” he said. Teacher Corrie Shapiro, who is in her first year at De Vargas Middle School, agrees. While she’s not sure how her dual-language literacy students will perform on tests, she said conversations about evaluations “can be positive.” Others, however, believe the state moved too quickly on its plan and that it will backfire. “It wasn’t ready to roll out, but they’re rolling it out anyway,” said Los Alamos teacher Ryan Ross.
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Palestinians celebrate death of bitter enemy By Mohammed Daraghmeh The Associated Press
Obama joins Clinton, Bush in honoring former Israeli leader By Darlene Superville The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Saturday remembered former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s “commitment to his country,” and Vice President Joe Biden will lead the U.S. delegation for the memorial service, which is scheduled for Monday. The Israeli soldier-turnedpolitician-turned statesman died on Saturday, eight years after a stroke put him in a coma. He was 85. “We join with the Israeli people in honoring his commitment to his country,” Obama said in a written statement. Obama also used the occasion to reaffirm “our unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security.” “We continue to strive for a lasting peace and security for the people of Israel,” Obama said. Biden said he looked forward to the opportunity “to pay respects to the man and to pay tribute to the unshakeable partnership between the United States and Israel.” Tributes poured in from Secretary of State John Kerry, former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and other Washington leaders. Kerry said he would never forget meeting “this big bear of a man” after Sharon became prime minister. “In his final years as prime minister, he surprised many in his pursuit of peace and, today, we all recognize, as he did, that Israel must be strong to make peace, and that peace will also make Israel stronger,” Kerry said. Since becoming America’s top diplomat last year, Kerry has made 10 trips to the Middle East in hopes of brokering a lasting peace. “It was an honor to work with him, argue with him, and watch him always trying to find the right path for his beloved country,” Clinton added. Bush, who held office simultaneously with Sharon, called him a friend and “man of courage.” “He was a warrior for the ages and a partner in seeking security for the Holy Land and a better, peaceful Middle East,” Bush said. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Israel “has lost one of its greatest sons and America a friend.” British Prime Minister David Cameron called Sharon “one of the most significant figures in Israeli history” who as prime minister “took brave and controversial decisions in pursuit of peace, before he was so tragically incapacitated.” Israeli President Shimon Peres said: “Arik (Sharon’s nickname) was a brave soldier and a daring leader who loved his nation and his nation loved him. He was one of Israel’s great protectors and most important architects, who knew no fear and certainly never feared vision.” Sharon’s body will lie in state in the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, beginning Sunday.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, shown on Jan. 22, 2001, died Saturday, eight years after lapsing into a coma following a stroke. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO
‘Bulldozer’ shaped Israeli war, politics Sharon was one of Mideast’s most iconic, controversial leaders reservist, Sharon was recalled to create and command Unit 101, which was tasked riel Sharon, who died with conducting commando Saturday after lingeroperations against Palestinian ing for eight years in a guerrillas. It was there that he vegetative state after a massive first won recognition for his stroke, was a monumental fig- brutally effective tactics and ure in Israel’s modern history retaliatory raids. who epitomized the country’s Sharon fought with distincwarrior past even as he sought tion during the 1956 and 1967 to become the architect of a Arab-Israeli wars, and earned peaceful future. the title “The Bulldozer” in the As a soldier, defense minisearly 1970s for rooting out Palter and prime minister, Sharon estinian resistance in the refufought or commanded forces gee camps of the Gaza Strip in in every one of Israel’s military part by plowing open lanes to conflicts for more than half allow Israeli armored vehicles a century, beginning with its to move through densely pop1948 independence war. He ulated civilian zones. also was author of the ill-fated He led the daring but 1982 invasion of Lebanon. bloody attack across the Suez As a politician, he built the Canal during the 1973 Yom infrastructure of the country’s Kippur War that rolled back controversial settlement cam- Egyptian forces. Critics inside paign in the occupied West the army accused him of disBank and Gaza Strip, then obeying orders, overstretching stunned friend and foe alike by his supply lines and causing dismantling part of the project needless casualties. he had long championed. His exploits made him a Through it all, Sharon compopular swashbuckling figure manded center stage, insisting with many Israelis. At the at times that he alone knew same time, he gained notoriety what was best for the state of as a relentless maverick and Israel and persevering over six self-promoter. decades to finally emerge as After his reputation preprime minister in 2001, after vented him from gaining a countless humiliations that foothold in the ruling Labor would have long killed off the Party, he helped found the careers of less determined men. opposition Likud coalition In his memoirs, he wrote that eventually took power that he often thought back to under Menachem Begin in “working with my father on 1977. Begin named Sharon as that arid slope of land, walking agriculture minister, a post he behind him to plant the seeds used to launch the massive in the earth he had turned construction of Jewish settlewith his hoe. When I felt too ments in the occupied terexhausted to go on, he would ritories. When Begin was restop for a moment to look elected in 1981, Sharon gained backwards, to see how much the post he had long coveted: we had already done. And that defense minister. would always give me heart Sharon saw Yasser Arafat’s for what remained.” Palestine Liberation OrganiAs a teenager joined the zation, then based in Beirut Haganah, the main Jewish and southern Lebanon, as the underground movement supreme obstacle to his geopoopposed to British rule. litical vision. Using PLO raids on Israel as his justification, he After spending time as a By Glenn Frankel
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set out to break the movement’s power with an ambitious invasion that took the Israeli army to the gates of Beirut. Sharon took personal command of the operation, at times over-ruling his own generals and ignoring objections from field commanders who argued he was risking too many soldiers’ lives and inflicting needless damage on Lebanese and Palestinian civilians. The Lebanon campaign eventually alienated the Reagan administration and a large swath of the Israeli public, and helped give birth to a new peace movement inside the country. He was forced to resign after an independent Israeli judicial commission ruled that he bore indirect responsibility for failing to prevent a massacre of Palestinian refugees at the Sabra and Shatila camps south of Beirut by Israel’s Lebanese Christian militia allies. Sharon’s controversial visit in September, 2000 to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, or Noble Sanctuary, a site considered holy to both Muslims and Jews, helped trigger a second Palestinian uprising that smothered hopes for a final agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. After a wave of Palestinian suicide bombings of civilian targets and Israeli military reprisals, voters turned to Sharon, overwhelmingly electing him prime minister in 2001.
RAMALLAH, West Bank — Ariel Sharon was loathed by many Palestinians as a bitter enemy who did his utmost to sabotage their independence hopes — by leading military offensives against them in Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza and a settlement drive on the lands they want for a state. Word of the former Israeli prime minister’s death Saturday, eight years after a debilitating stroke, elicited muted expressions of satisfaction. Some said they regret he wasn’t held accountable for his actions during his lifetime. “He wanted to erase the Palestinian people from the map,” said Tawfik Tirawi, who served as Palestinian intelligence chief when Sharon was prime minister a decade ago. “He wanted to kill us, but at the end of the day, Sharon is dead and the Palestinian people are alive.” In the Gaza Strip, Khalil alHaya, a leader in the Islamic militant group Hamas, said Sharon caused suffering to generations of Palestinians. “After eight years, he is going in the same direction as other tyrants and criminals whose hands were covered with Palestinian blood,” he said. In the Gaza refugee camp of Khan Younis, supporters of two militant groups, Islamic Jihad and the Popular Resistance Committees, gathered in the main street, chanting “Sharon, go to hell.” As an army general and politician, Sharon was at the center of
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the most contentious episodes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Even his decision in 2005 to pull Israeli soldiers and settlers out of Gaza, a seemingly conciliatory move, was at least in part meant to cement Israeli control over much of another war-won territory, the West Bank, according to one of his closest advisers at the time. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict was a central theme of Sharon’s life. As a young soldier, he headed a commando unit that carried out reprisals for Arab attacks. After the slaying of an Israeli woman and her two children, Sharon’s troops blew up more than 40 houses in Qibya, a West Bank village then ruled by Jordan, killing 69 Arabs, most or all of them civilians. From ordinary people to officials, Palestinians had bitter memories of Sharon. In Qibya, the site of the 1953 reprisal raid, residents said they still stage an annual memorial march. Hamed Ghethan, 65, who was a child at the time of the raid, said earlier this week that he was sorry to see Sharon and the others involved in the raid escape punishment. “We were hoping the world would hear our voice and try them,” he said. The international group Human Rights Watch expressed a similar sentiment. “It’s a shame Sharon has gone to his grave without facing justice for his role in Sabra and Shatilla and other abuses,” Leah Whitson, the Middle East director of the group, said in a statement.
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MY VIEW: PABLO SANCHEZ
hat the heck is wrong with Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez? Opposing the texting-while-driving bill because he was worried it would lead to tougher penalties? I guess he’s never had a close call with a distracted driver. It’s bad enough when I’m in a car, but what is really scary is having someone talking, dialing and texting coming right at me, in my lane, their eyes focused down at their phone, while I’m on my motorcycle! The American Motorcyclist Association has determined that the worst thing to happen to motorcyclists in the last 100 years is auto drivers on cellphones. Texting is even more dangerous. I say fine the hell out of them. Santa Fe has had a law banning
cellphone use for years, but the fines or lax enforcement obviously haven’t made much difference. At least the distracted driver might be fined in the event he or she causes an accident. Hopefully, suing them will be easier. Running red lights, stopping in the middle of the road, no turn signals, tailgating, sleeping at a green light, driving in the bike lane, crossing the center line, etc., etc, etc. What do all these dangerous activities have in common? Most of these drivers are on the phone. Everybody thinks they are driving fine when on the phone, but they aren’t even aware of their near misses, time after time. What about numerous studies that have shown that driving while on the phone is just as dangerous as driving drunk? If these drivers aren’t
slapped with a hefty fine, what’s going to stop them? Well, maybe if they die in an accident they caused (but more than likely, fat chance). I also ride a bicycle quite a bit. I don’t know how many times I have had to seek refuge on the sidewalk because some driver thought her phone call was more important than guiding her two-ton car. I encourage all motorcyclists, bicyclists and drivers to back Sen. Peter Wirth’s effort to prohibit distracted driving. The life you save may be your own. Oh yeah, and stay off your dang phone! Pablo Sanchez is a native Santa Fean and local mechanic.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Finally, hitting the right note on education reform
ow! The Jan. 5 piece in The Santa Fe New Mexican, “Improving education does not mean more tests,” by Kathy Korte, vice president of the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education, deserves to be read by anyone concerned about actually trying to solve the education issues facing the state. At last, someone with actual on-theground knowledge of the problems that teachers and students face is speaking out. She hits the nail right on the head. I have some knowledge on which I base my comments. I was chairman of the State Commission on Higher Education for 6½ years and have been working for the past 15-plus years with what is now called the New Mexico Community in Schools, a private nonprofit dedicated to helping K-12 public schools improve performance. Korte is much more closely involved than I am, and we should all take her advice to heart. Let’s leave the political solutions and tests behind, and concentrate on education-based solutions proposed by people such as Korte. She knows what she is talking about. Jim Snead
Flawed results I published Psychology Today magazine back in the 1970s and early 1980s — and ran many articles based on surveys. And one thing always stood out. If fewer than half the people surveyed answered, it was worthless. Half my editors were clinical psychologists and half journalists. Invariably, the
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journalists wanted a newsy story, and the psychologists were much more wary of bad statistics. Your story (“SFCC survey: Climate of fear under Guzmán,” Jan. 8) is a perfect example. I haven’t any idea how the Santa Fe Community College people feel about former President Ana “Cha” Guzmán, but I also know that a survey with a 40 percent response rate seems newsy but worthless. People with a negative gripe are 10 times more likely to answer than those who are satisfied.
When reading about the National Security Agency’s universal surveillance, I sometimes think, “I’ve nothing to hide, so what’s the problem?” Think again, dummy! The United States is well on the way to tyranny: Constitutional protections are subverted with secret “legal” memos; the populace is taxed to pay for exorbitant corporate subsidies, while the safety net for the poorest among us is dismantled, along with public services and infrastructure; and law enforcement treats peaceful protest as terrorist activity, letting massive injustices go unchallenged. And NSA surveillance? In tyranny, any personal information held by the government is a weapon against the citizen who exposes the government’s lies. In tyranny, a skilled, aggressive interrogator or prosecutor can turn even an innocent statement or activity into a criminal action, thereby justifying persecution, imprisonment, torture or execution. This is where we are headed, and the NSA’s technology is a major tool for universal oppression. Hans von Briesen
The choice to marry Perhaps the ultimate irony is that while one group clamors for “the right to marry,” another group, already quite free to marry, chooses not to. Is it really all about equality and “benefits,” or is there something else going on here? Notoriety and publicity come to mind.
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t must be frustrating for candifor a progressive economic future’ dates in down-ballot races to as John claims. I was aware of the draw attention to their races. article when it was released late last year, but chose not to perpetuate Take the office of state treasurer the message because of the columfor instance. Though handling nist’s attacks on John’s ethics and the state’s money is an extremely honesty.” important job, usually the treasurer In other words, “I’m not attackcampaign is pretty sedate. However, ing my opponent’s dishonesty. But a couple of treasurer candidates, someone else is.” Democrats John Wertheim and Tim EichenEichenberg goes on berg, actually caught my to defend his record as eye last week with a bitter a progressive and notes email spat. that he has been endorsed by several leading Senate The third Democratic progressives such as Peter treasurer contender, forWirth, Jerry Ortiz y Pino, mer Bernalillo County Majority Leader Michael Treasurer Patrick Padilla, Sanchez and former Sen. didn’t get drawn into this Steve Terrell Dede Feldman. scuffle. “Because he has never Roundhouse In a fundraising email, served in a position of Roundup Wertheim, a former state public trust and has no Democratic Party chairvoting record, he chooses man, started with a questo attack me out of frustration,” tion: Eichenberg wrote of his opponent. “Ever heard of Harold Morgan?” As any columnist would be, MorWertheim answers for you: “Neigan was proud that his piece had ther had I … until recently. Turns caused a stir. “I quarrel with both out Harold’s a syndicated Repubthe Eichenberg and the Wertheim lican newspaper columnist. A few emails,” he told me. “I did not attack weeks ago, he dove into the DemoWertheim’s ‘ethics and honesty,’ cratic primary for State Treasurer, as Eichenberg claims.” He didn’t attacking my vision for a progressive economic future and endorsing directly attack Wertheim’s honesty, but said he seems to be “using the my opponent Tim Eichenberg.” treasurer’s job as a platform for In my case, however, I had heard grander things.” Morgan also pokes of Harold Morgan. I met him back in fun of Wertheim’s website for 2002, when he was working on the invoking New Mexico’s “stunning gubernatorial campaign of long-shot landscape … beautiful weather,” etc. — it turned out no-shot — Republipointing out that landscapes, stuncan candidate Rob Burpo, an Albuning or otherwise, have nothing to querque legislator at the time. Morgan’s column ran in Carlsbad do with the nuts and bolts of running the Treasurer’s Office. and Roswell papers, possibly othMorgan also said Wertheim was ers, in December. wrong to call him a syndicated Wertheim continued: “Now, if Republican columnist. “I am a colyou’re wondering what a Republican is doing endorsing Tim Eichen- umnist who happens to be a Republican,” he said. “There is a difference.” berg and attempting to influence And Morgan also pointed out that a Democratic primary, you’re not in the column, he called incumbent alone! There’s only one reason for it: They know I’m the only progres- Treasurer James Lewis — a Democrat — “the perfect treasurer, quiet sive Democrat running, and they and understated. He just does the know my vision for Investing New job. No flash at all.” (Lewis, by law, Mexico’s Money in New Mexico’s can’t seek a third consecutive term.) People is compelling. The GOP Morgan concluded his column doesn’t want us to make our case in saying, “Eichenberg is the clear a general election. choice in the primary and in the “Fortunately that’s not up to general election, barring a Repubthem. There’s only one progressive lican candidate who can walk and Democrat in this race, and I need chew gum, something against your help to make sure we win it.” Republican practices.” He then asks for contributions. It And so far Rick Lopez, a Repubseems like most of the emails I get lican who just last week announced from politicians end with a money he’s running for treasurer, hasn’t pitch. taken Morgan to task for that. It didn’t take long for EichenContact Steve Terrell at sterrell@ berg to fire back: “In the article, sfnewmexican.com. Read his politi[Morgan] attacks John for his cal blog at roundhouseroundup.com. questionable ethics not his ‘vision
Government greed is a danger in Colorado
t’s reefer madness! tell me what goes into my mouth No, not the stories of people than it has to tell me what comes lined up around the block on the out of my mouth.” first day of the New Year in places But while I support decriminalacross Colorado to buy marijuana ization, I am willing to listen to for recreational purposes. those who oppose it, such as forI’m talking about the worldmer Carter administration Health, turned-upside-down reaction from Education and Welfare Secretary opposite political corners in the Joseph Califano. He has argued aftermath of the Rocky that for every dollar we Mountain State passing spend on taxing alcohol the law. and cigarettes, we spend Last week, The New nine dollars in health care York Times, the bastion of costs, criminal justice all good-thinking liberals, expenses and social welcame out with an editofare spending. rial bringing up concerns Here in New Mexico, about Colorado’s “Mariformer state Rep. Denjuana Experiment.” Rob nis Kintigh of Roswell Yet at the same time, — who used to be an FBI Nikolewski the National Review, the narcotics officer — points Commentary bastion of all right-thinkout that prescription ing conservatives, came drugs are manufactured out with its own editorial, to extremely high standards and headlined, “Sensible On Weed,” heavily regulated and taxed. congratulating voters for making “Why then do we have this night“the prudent choice.” mare with prescription drugs,” So The Gray Lady’s editorial Kintigh told me in an interview board, which has never had a problast year. “If that’s the panacea that lem with espousing social issues solves everything, how can there be such abortion or same-sex marthis drug overdose death rate that is riage, gets its knickers in a twist over Colorado’s decision, but the going through the ceiling with preNational Review is cool with it? scription drugs?” He makes a good Cats living with dogs! point — and a few others, too. You Now the libertarian in me has no can see my interview with Kintigh, problems with Colorado’s decision as well as one with a supporter of (or that of Washington state, which decriminalization, at http://new is in the process of instituting its mexico.watchdog.org/16671. own pot decriminalization meaNo, my chief concern with the sure). In the words of the über-free Colorado law is based on issues marketeer Milton Friedman, “The Please see GREED, Page B-4 government has no more right to
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Newest residents should speak up
he big mystery in the city election is what will happen because of annexation. On Jan. 1, the city of Santa Fe gained some 13,200 new residents, increasing in population to 82,000 residents as it annexed another 4,100 acres of what had been unincorporated areas of Santa Fe County. Those residents get a vote come March 4. The annexation culminates years of preparation, from discussions starting in 2006 and hours of negotiations among city and county residents. The first annexation took place in 2009, while the final phase should be finished sometime within the next five years. While it’s an expensive proposition — the city must add police and firefighters to patrol the newly annexed areas, not to mention fix roads, pick up garbage and otherwise bring city services to people — making neighborhoods that appear to be inside the city of Santa Fe actually fall within city limits is smart. Controlling growth, coordinating services and otherwise bringing order to the outskirts of Santa Fe makes sense. It’s a gradual process, too. For example, Santa Fe County sheriff’s officers will continue responding to calls until July 1, 2014. Eventually, too, the new residents and businesses will bring in enough money to pay for services — but eventually can take a long time. The annexation could impact the local economy, since businesses in the newly incorporated areas will have to begin paying Santa Fe’s higher minimum wage, currently at $10.51 (and expected to increase 14 cents on March 1). Gross receipts taxes that businesses pay will change to 8.1875 percent from the county’s 6.875 figure. We welcome our newest Santa Fe residents and urge them to get up to speed on the issues in the city of Santa Fe election. Taxes, public safety, growth, urban planning, affordable housing, airport expansion — those issues hit right at the heart of their neighborhoods. In addition to being able to vote for mayor, new voters will participate in the council District 1, 3 and 4 (although this seat is not contested) races. Registered voters don’t have to do anything to participate in the March 4 election. People who are not registered to vote have until 5 p.m. Feb. 4 to get registered. With a growing city, there will be more demands on services, and dollars will be stretched a little further. Annexing outlying areas that should be a part of the city will mean better planning and a higher quality of life in the decades to come. But all citizens, both new and old, must speak up and be heard for that to happen. Vote. Write a letter to the editor. Show up at City Council meetings. It’s your city.
Don’t rush evaluations
or everyone who wonders what the fuss is over evaluating public school teachers in New Mexico, we encourage a close read of Robert Nott’s examination of the state Public Education Department’s new method of evaluating teachers. Just by reading this one story, it becomes clear that the new evaluation system is not ready for prime time. Public Education Department Secretary-designate Hanna Skandera is implementing the system through administrative rule. The Legislature wouldn’t pass her plan. A lawsuit to stop a bureaucratic implementation was thrown out in District Court but still is being appealed. We don’t fault Gov. Susana Martinez and her administration for trying to make sure every child has a great teacher. Certainly, no one can improve at a job without a skilled evaluator pointing out strengths and weaknesses. That includes teachers. However, the system as proposed is flawed and would benefit from additional pilot projects. A slower rollout, in other words. (And as the state monitors pilot projects, perhaps it can figure out other measures besides standardized tests and determine whether principals will have enough hours in the day to actually observe their teachers. After all, principals have other duties in addition to personnel.) The need for a slower pace is especially true as the state moves into adoption of the Common Core curriculum — until the new standards are in place, students will be taking tests that likely won’t cover what they actually learned in their classes. Because the state-mandated evaluations grade teachers on whether their students have maintained academic progress — as measured by a test — the future of teachers could depend on circumstances beyond their control. That’s not fair and more importantly, doesn’t measure a teacher’s worth.
The past 100 years From The Santa Fe New Mexican: Jan. 12, 1914: A letter from U.S. Sen. T.B. Catron with encouraging news about Santa Fe’s new post office. An inspector will be looking over sites to see what is the most favorable location for Santa Fe’s $295,000 federal building. Sen. Catron also states that he will support the bill to employ more architects for the Treasury Department so that the post office for Santa Fe and for many other cities in the country may be erected without waiting many years.
COMMENTARY: CASS R. SUNSTEIN
Dogma can’t control climate debate
ational debates over environmental issues are sometimes derailed by two kinds of extremists: ecodoomsayers and techno-optimists. The two positions are best captured in the most dramatic bet in social science. It is useful to recall the tale, recently cataloged by Yale University historian Paul Sabin, because the legacy of the bet is with us today, above all in the domain of climate change. Paul Ehrlich is a Stanford University biologist whose lifelong concern has been overpopulation. In the 1960s and 1970s, he issued dire warnings, most prominently in his 1968 best-seller, The Population Bomb. Ehrlich argued that population growth would place increasing strains on the planet’s natural resources, creating forms of scarcity that would produce widespread human suffering. Notwithstanding his personal ebullience, Ehrlich warned of “famines of unbelievable proportions” occurring by 1975 and of “hundreds of millions of people” starving to death in the 1970s and 1980s. Ehrlich’s great adversary was Julian Simon, an economist at the University of Illinois. Shy and awkward, Simon suffered from depression for more than a decade. But with respect to humanity’s future, he was an optimist. Simon believed that because of free markets and technological ingenuity, population growth need not entail scarcity. Simon thought Ehrlich was essentially a fraud. He bristled at the ecologist’s growing fame. In 1981, Simon proposed a bet. Ehrlich could name any five metals, and by the end of the decade, Simon wagered, their prices would decrease, thus disproving Ehrlich’s claim that population growth would produce an increase in scarcity. Ehrlich eagerly accepted. Working with
like-minded scientists, he selected chromium, copper, nickel, tin and tungsten. In the 1970s, the market prices of all five had increased significantly (at least in nominal terms). Ehrlich was confident that as a result of population growth, the trend would continue. But Simon won the bet, and it wasn’t even close. By 1990, the prices of each metal had decreased by an average of 50 percent, even though the decade had seen the largest global population growth in history (with 800 million additional people). To all appearances, Simon had been vindicated. After his victory, he became a conservative icon. Until his death in 1998, Simon produced a stream of work challenging environmentalists’ claims and making the case for optimism. Since 2001, the Competitive Enterprise Institute has given an annual Julian L. Simon Memorial Award to people whose work “debunks the alarmist predictions of eco-doomsayers like Paul Ehrlich.” Those who treat environmentalists as worthy of contempt and ridicule their predictions owe a great deal to Simon, even if they have never heard of him. As Sabin explains, it turns out that Simon was a lucky winner. Not long ago, economists ran a series of simulations for every 10-year period from 1900 to 2008. They found that with respect to the prices of the five metals on which Ehrlich and Simon bet, Ehrlich would have won 63 percent of the time. But this doesn’t mean that Ehrlich was right. Because of macroeconomic factors, commodity prices are volatile, and they are a poor proxy for the effects of population increases. Indeed, Simon’s winning prediction about the 1980s stemmed largely from macroeconomic shifts; prices dropped as a result of a recession in the
closing years of the decade. On the big question that divided Ehrlich and Simon — the effects of population growth — their bet established next to nothing. Since the 1990s, the polar positions of eco-doomsayers and techno-optimists laid out by Ehrlich and Simon have played a large role in political debates over climate change. Ehrlich has insisted, and continues to insist, that the risks associated with climate change are grave (and have a lot to do with population growth). Not surprisingly, Simon dismissed those same risks. In 1996, Simon wrote, “Given the history of such environmental scares — all over human history — my guess is that global warming is likely to be simply another transient concern, barely worthy of consideration 10 years from now.” (It’s a good thing he didn’t bet on that one.) In the coming year, the United States will make a series of important decisions with respect to greenhouse gases, involving the Keystone XL pipeline, emissions regulations for new and existing power plants, renewable fuels, fracking and the social cost of carbon (a monetary figure designed to capture the cost of a ton of carbon emissions). These decisions raise diverse questions, and each of them must be investigated on its own merits. For such problems, the noisy, headline-grabbing dogmas of Paul Ehrlich and Julian Simon are a serious impediment to progress. The coming decisions will require careful exploration of costs and benefits, not abstract narratives about the supposed arc of history. Cass R. Sunstein, the Robert Walmsley University professor at Harvard Law School, is a Bloomberg View columnist. He is a former administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
COMMENTARY: MARTIN SCHRAM
Citizens must protect privacy in 2014
his must be the year when we finally do something to protect our privacy, now that seven months of serial scoops about government spying and snooping have gotten our attention. We are all on the case, sort of — shaken out of our complacency and apathy by those revelations of America’s domestic and global spying, in those top-secret documents rookie contractor Edward Snowden stole so easily from the impenetrable National Security Agency. Many Americans now worry that a raging Big Brotherism is secretly robbing us of our privacy. Indeed, the more we think about it, the more we realize this ultimate violation we once thought was just George Orwell’s nightmare of a futuristic 1984 has become our reality today. If we hope to take back our constitutional right of privacy, we need to first figure out just what we’ve lost to this rampant Big Brotherism — and who is the enemy who took it from us in the first place. That’s our mission today. First, let’s take inventory of what we’ve lost. We know from Snowden’s early scoop that the NSA is amassing so-called “metadata” about the phone calls of millions of Americans. The NSA keeps records of phone numbers we call or that call us — just the numbers, not the content of conversations. (If we are contacted by a suspected terrorist, the feds match his number to ours — and check out everyone we call.) Understandably, the metadata revelation triggered consternation from all who think it is a violation of privacy for
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the government to even keep a record of numbers we call or who call us. President Barack Obama recently said he might recommend that phone companies, not the NSA, should keep this data. But your privacy can be violated in ways more extensive than collecting metadata. Example: u Your email content (not just the address of the recipient) on some servers is routinely scanned — searched for key words. Google has acknowledged that Gmail messages have been scanned by machines, not humans, so users can get pop-up ads about topics of interest. If you write a friend about body building, you may soon get health product ads. Write about an immigration concern and you may get an immigration attorney’s ad. u Your Internet searches are being tracked and stored on some search engines. When you search how to make a cake or a nuclear bomb, or want to see a rhinoceros’ horn or recreational porn — you may get ads aimed at your search content. u Your smartphone may be outsmarting you — some features enable your phone carrier to know your location at all times. That last theme — police seeking to track a suspect by putting a device on his car — led to a now-famous Supreme Court concurring opinion. In the 2012 case of U.S. v. Jones, Justice Sonia Sotomayor transcended the specific issue and wrote, most presciently: “It may be necessary to reconsider the premise that an individual has no reasonable expectation of privacy in information voluntarily disclosed to third parties.
This approach is ill suited to the digital age, in which people reveal a great deal of information about themselves to third parties in the course of carrying out mundane tasks.” You are here: Each of those invasions is far more intrusive than NSA’s storage of metadata. In all three examples, we endure blatant invasions of our privacy because we are considered to have given our consent. Sometimes consent is required to use the service. Other times, companies just make it very difficult to opt out. Now ask: Can a government agency someday gain access to those private computer and cellphone company records? Can a prospective employer (government or private) someday check your computer search records to see whether you searched for something spelled with three X’s? Congress must investigate anew these digital-age privacy invasions that, as Justice Sotomayor observed, are a fact of our lives today. Our laws must catch up to our technology. The creative minds of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and their contemporaries would be mind-blowingly fascinated by our high-tech life today. But they would surely be shocked to see that the constitutional guarantees they so painstakingly crafted for the ages have come to this. Martin Schram is a veteran Washington journalist, author and TV documentary executive. Readers may send him email at martin.schramgmail.com. Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune News Service
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Sunday, January 12, 2014 THE NEW MEXICAN
MY VIEW: TOM AAGESON AND KRIS SWEDIN
Creative economy creates jobs, enriches Santa Fe A
rts, culture and creative industries are the single most significant economic engine in Santa Fe. Artists, designers, writers, performers, musicians, architects, creative entrepreneurs, technology-based businesses, and cultural and educational organizations collectively attract 78 percent of their income from outside Santa Fe. Our creative economy creates jobs here and brings new capital into our community. Cities need to attract money from outside their borders to strengthen and grow their economies. Creative workers and businesses in Santa Fe have a proven record of exporting products and services and attracting tourists. Advances in the application of technology combined with the world-class creativity of people working in our community result in
MY VIEW: GLORIA MENDOZA
Bill Dimas is right to skip forums
f the candidate forums for mayor were made up of important issues and intellectual debates about these issues, maybe forums would be filled with voters and taxpayers instead of the friends/ campaign supporters of each candidate. I now realize that City Councilor Bill Dimas is making a good decision by not attending these popularity forums. Popularity meaning: saying what people want to hear and not having any intention of living up to your platform. I mean, most of the issues (lately) are issues that had nothing to do with Santa Fe but focused more on the federal, country and other states’ interests. For eight years it has been nothing but non-Santa Fe issues, and people call this “important legislation” passed? Spending $500,000 on prairie dog removal? Give me a break! These candidates, including those who dropped out, as well as the media, have never included the drug problem as an important issue. Yet our courts, jails, prisons, probation programs, treatment centers and streets, etc., are filled with drug-addicted Santa Feans. Hey, but it is not good to have this reported in our newspaper. It is something that politicians are afraid to do something about. Our tourists don’t want to know that Santa Fe is considered one of the heroin capitals of New Mexico. I believe that Bill Dimas is doing the right thing. I believe that most people agree with him that forums are planted with teams throwing “softball” questions. If the Sierra Club, the unions and others who have endorsed Javier Gonzales hold forums, we know who will be asking most of the questions. If all the organizations that support Patti Bushee hold forums, we know where the questions will come from. Forums are nothing but, “Let’s see which candidate can get the most people to the forums.” Will you see any addicts, treatment center staff, counselors for addicts, etc., at these forums? No, because nobody gives a damn about the heroin being sold on the streets and how it is affecting families in Santa Fe. Other cities care — Santa Fe doesn’t. Enjoy the political debates, Santa Fe New Mexican. While you are doing that, someone is burglarizing a home, shoplifting, burglarizing cars, begging for money, all to get their next fix. Has our organization, Friends and Family Against Drugs, ever gotten any media coverage (protests, town hall meeting)? No, we do not want to educate people about the stats in Santa Fe and what can be done to help those in need of help to get them on the road to recovery. Sick, Sick, Sick. No wonder our families are falling apart. Gloria Mendoza is a founding member of Families and Friends Against Drugs and a longtime community activist.
new products and services for export. They earn 39 cents out of every new dollar flowing into Santa Fe. Expanding creative industries will provide faster job and income growth and allow Santa Fe to fully emerge from the recession. City policies and investments are key to unleashing the economic power of our creative workforce. Two successful examples of city investment to support the creative economy are the Santa Fe Business Incubator and Santa Fe University of Art and Design. At the Business Incubator creative entrepreneurs are using technology to produce new products from mobile apps to physical products produced on 3-D printers with international customers lining up to purchase them. Overcoming huge technical challenges to move these products to market is just one of the hurdles
faced by these local entrepreneurs. Santa Fe University of Art and Design soon will have 1,000 students enrolled from here and around the world. The university, together with the Institute of American Indian Arts, a four-year art and design college, Santa Fe Community College’s art and design programs and St. John’s College’s great books curriculum all are graduating hundreds of creative young people each year. They will build the next generation of businesses and jobs based on creativity and sell their products into global markets. But what is our community doing to keep talented young people here? Will those businesses be built in Santa Fe or in other cities around the country? These young people are leaving Santa Fe in droves! Locally, the creative sector led the way in producing increased gross
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receipts revenue in the second half of 2013. The creative economic sectors of educational services, arts and entertainment, tourism, and technology-based businesses helped Santa Fe achieve the most economic growth since the prerecession year of 2008, according to the city’s Finance Department. Globally, the creative economy is growing faster than any other sector, and Santa Fe urgently needs to invest in our community’s creative entrepreneurs. High-speed broadband, development of affordable rental housing, investment in entrepreneurship training and places for creative entrepreneurs to collaborate and build their businesses, sensible regulations, zoning incentives like the designation of arts and culture districts, and more efficient delivery of city services will lead to the expansion of creative businesses and renewed
economic vitality throughout Santa Fe. Will we aggressively compete globally or rest on our past success? It is time for the city of Santa Fe to refocus and focus its economic development activities to support creative industries. We need to invest in our creative entrepreneurs who create good jobs. Ask candidates for mayor and City Council where they stand on economic development priorities and how they plan to move Santa Fe forward in the next four years. We need to support the leaders who will strengthen our economy through strategies and policies to expand our creative industries. Tom Aageson is the executive director of the Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship. Kris Swedin is the director of community action at Creative Santa Fe.
MY VIEW: JEFF HAOZOUS
Chiricahua Apaches belong in New Mexico F or more than 120 years, our people, the Chiricahua Apaches, now the Fort Sill Apache Tribe, have sought to return to our New Mexico homeland. As chairman of the Fort Sill Apache Tribe, my goal is to fulfill this long-held dream. As reported in the Albuquerque Journal in December, the tribe has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Susana Martinez and her administration in the New Mexico Supreme Court. It asserts that the governor is violating state statute in failing to recognize the Fort Sill Apaches as a New Mexico tribe. Unfortunately, in response to this necessary suit, the Governor’s Office issued a statement that made some inaccurate assertions, most notably that the Fort Sill Apache is not a New Mexico tribe. Nothing could be further from the truth. In 1886, the U.S. government took our Apache ancestors as prisoners of war from the lands where they once lived in southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona. When they were taken, the government promised to return them within two years. That did not happen. Instead, tribal members endured 28 years of imprisonment and eventual release in Oklahoma without a designated home. In the 20th century, the federal government recognized the Fort Sill Apache Tribe as the legal successor to all Apaches that had lived in a 14.8 million-acre area that included all of Luna, Grant and Hidalgo counties and parts of Catron, Socorro, Sierra and Doña Ana counties. In 2002, it took a parcel of land that we had purchased in Luna County into trust for our tribe, thereby making it federally recognized tribal land, and in 2011, it declared this parcel to be our only legally recognized reservation. To the governor, we may appear to be an out-of-state tribe, because our headquarters and most of our members are outside of New Mexico. This also is true of other tribal nations whose status is not questioned. We might appear to be newcomers because our removal happened before anybody can remember. But the passage of time doesn’t make a wrong right.
If it was wrong to remove the Chiricahua Apaches before, is it right to oppose our return now? Jeff Our status as Haozous a New Mexico tribe is not determined by opinions, statements or appearances, but by laws. According to both federal and New Mexico law, we are a New Mexico tribe. The Governor’s Office also implied that the lawsuit is related to our desire to offer gaming on our reservation, but our people wanted to return long before tribal gaming existed. In returning, we are honoring the wishes of our ancestors and elders. Gaming will certainly help fund our return, but that’s a separate issue that will be addressed by the federal government. It is not the reason that we filed the lawsuit. We filed because we are seeking justice. This means applying the law equally to all New Mexico tribes. It means providing all New Mexico tribes with equal access to state agencies and programs. We have sought to resolve this issue for a few years. Over the past several months, we’ve tried to work in a cooperative manner with the administration but have made no progress. Despite our best efforts to work with the governor and the state, the administration has refused to follow the law. In the 19th century, our people were removed from their homeland. In the 20th century, they were released into Oklahoma as individuals. They were later recognized as a tribe, as Chiricahua Apaches, but the tribe itself had no home. Now, in the 21st century, the tribe has a home, a reservation in New Mexico, and we are just starting to return. It will take longer to return than it did to be removed. But we will not rest until it is completed. It’s the right thing to do, and it will ultimately benefit both the people of our tribe and the people of New Mexico. Jeff Haozous is the chairman of the Fort Sill Apache Tribe.
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THE NEW MEXICAN Sunday, January 12, 2014
MY VIEW: BILL DUNNING
MY VIEW: JEFF DAVIS
Dressing-down Teaching — it’s not for everyone is deserved S A
round of applause for The New Mexican’s dressing-down of the government over outsourcing federal uniform purchases to questionable off-shore sources (“Our View: Cheap clothing has high cost,” Dec. 30). In the same issue, a front-page story reported that al-Qaida is run with business-like punctilio that would gratify a latter-day Ebenezer Scrooge. The New Mexican pointed out that the government’s policy saves agencies a nickel or a dime but loses dollars in economic damage to the country at large. Nobody mentioned — have we already forgotten — the intense flap last year when the U.S. Olympic team was about to march in uniforms made offshore, only to have a citizen step forward and finance Americanmade duds for our athletes? That should have been a wakeup call, but we dozed. Corporations (now legally declared “persons” by the Supreme Court) and their controlling owners put selfish short-term gain ahead of building the country’s economy over the long haul. The result has been to boost other nations into the world economic lead, at our expense. Ultimately, this means U.S. small businesses, U.S. workers, U.S. communities (today Detroit, tomorrow New York or New Mexico) and in the end the same big U.S. corporations that started this, suffer, starve and sink. All this is part of policies that ignore caring for the environment, neighbors, the nation and the future. Anyone (including corporate “persons”) who fails this responsibility is stealing from their children, pilfering from their own future and could probably be charged with treason as a domestic fiscal enemy of the nation — throwing an
economic bomb as devastating as those in Oklahoma City or Boston. Clearly, the best solution is moral education: an intrinsic instinct to do good, like Teddy Roosevelt going after the trusts and establishing the national parks. But that’s for the long term, and education is another problem. We need to correct mistakes that have been made in law, economics and policy over several decades. The truck is out of control, headed for the river and we can’t wait for highway improvements. We need to hit the brakes and steer now. It’s past time for tax policies that reward corporations for supporting the nation’s economic growth — hiring at home, buying at home and investing here — rather than breaks for sending American wealth to overseas banks and our jobs to foreign shores. This should be a patriotic and pecuniary principle that both side of the politically dividing partisan aisle in Congress can support. It helps not only the little guys whose unemployment insurance just disappeared but the big ones, too. Henry Ford, no socialist he, understood this: When he paid his domestic auto workers good wages (for that era), they could buy the cars he was selling and they were building. Without question, the government should set the example and lead the way by buying domestic products and prompt businesses to do more of the same. Leadership is government’s main job. Let’s not forget that, you folks in Washington. Sometime New Mexican reporter Bill Dunning edited The New Mexican’s broadsheet Pasatiempo section in 1970 and still writes in retirement between operating Eldorado’s local lowpower radio station and channeling Santa Claus in Santa Fe.
Corporations (now legally declared “persons” by the Supreme Court) and their controlling owners put selfish short-term gain ahead of building the country’s economy over the long haul.
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yndicated columnist John Rosemond doesn’t seem to think much of “regular” schools or us teachers. I don’t suppose I am the only teacher in Santa Fe who welcomes calls from his students. There are rules for doing so, of course, including politeness and giving certain information when leaving a voice mail message. I give credit to my students who “use their resources” wisely, such as asking for help. And I do call them back. Mr. Rosemond claims that refusing to help children will increase “development of perseverance.” What? There are other, more productive ways to develop perseverance than smug rebuffs to requests for help. In a recent column, he tells a mom who is teaching her children at home how to do a better job. (“Home-school mom needs a teacher break,” Dec. 29.) He adds that the homeschool mom should tell her kids that she “doesn’t intend to reteach material taught during school” (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and states that kids in “regular” school don’t have access to their teachers. To that I say, bunk! See paragraph one.
John Rosemond claims that refusing to help children will increase “development of perseverance.” What? There are other, more productive ways to develop perseverance than smug rebuffs to requests for help.
It’s presumptuous to suggest that homeschool mom’s kids need fixing, or that giving additional help discourages character development. Maybe the content wasn’t taught well. Maybe teaching isn’t for everybody. There are some great schools around here with great staffs. Maybe the homeschool mom can do some research and find a place that will serve her kids well. My answer to the home-school mom’s query would not include blaming the kids for their lack of understanding and being annoyed when they ask questions after 2 p.m. I would suggest she either get help with how to teach, if she really wants to teach. Or she could just find a good teacher or school to take care of school. Then she
can help her family in some other way. Teaching is not for everybody. It is a talent. Some people might be natural-born teachers, but even they are constantly learning (e.g., content, law, brain research, culture, best practices, psychology). Learning more skills will make any teacher better, but there are certain characteristics that the best teachers have that cannot be learned. “Living with Children”? Nice title for a newspaper column. But newspaper column writing isn’t for everyone. Maybe you are really good at it. Try writing about something other than education. Jeff Davis is a teacher at Turquoise Trail Charter School.
Message from Bill Dimas The Future Is Digital Santa Fe can be the next Digital City. Today, reliable internet access is vital to the economy. Where it is readily available, a community experiences solid quantifiable economic growth. A Necessary Public Utility Throughout the nation, cities are rising to meet the demand for internet access by providing a public infrastructure – cable, WiFi, fiber – and delivering the service – sometimes directly, sometimes in partnership with other community organizations, like schools and sometimes under traditional franchise agreements with internet providers. Over 300 municipal broadband projects are already underway in this country, all of whom view the provision of internet access as a public utility. Research based on these projects shows that a public internet infrastructure is a powerful driver of business productivity, investment and economic growth. Municipal broadband networks have attracted new business, particularly high-tech and research companies dependent on communication and information. The studies also show that small and home-based businesses prosper due to the ability to participate in regional and international commerce. And a strong internet access infrastructure attracts not just the mobile entrepreneur but large industries as well. Making this a reality will be a top “Bringing Our Community Together” priority of my administration. Business Counsel Advisory Committee As Mayor, I will appoint a Digital Infrastructure Research and Advisory Group, composed of local tech and internet experts. Their goal will be, within 6 months, to develop a plan for implementation in making Santa Fe the next Digital City and how the City can promote economic growth in technology based business, education and employment. Join our effort with your expertise in developing and growing this vision.
once the bonds on the bridge were paid off, the tollbooths centering on the collision of would come down. government and money. That was 87 years ago, and In Colorado, marijuana will the tolls are still up. And the Beginning 1/18, and every Saturday morning until the election from 10AM-Noon, Bill will host a Bagels be taxed at 25 percent (plus cost going into the city today on the usual state sales tax of 2.9 With Bill meeting for coffee and conversation at the Dimas Headquarters on Don Diego at Cerrillos. the GW? Thirteen bucks. percent), and sales are expected So if you think a governmentPhone: 428-7542 or 428-7527. I invite you to join me to discuss any concerns you may have or answer to generate $67 million. Should run program that generates milany questions about my position on any issue. that come to pass, great. lions can stand a decent chance But we know from experience of reining itself in, well, I’ve got how government works, and I a bridge to sell you. Vote Bill Dimas for Mayor of Santa Fe on March 4, 2014! wouldn’t be surprised that, in time, as Colorado officials grow You can contact Rob Nikolewski Visit my website, www.BillDimasForMayor.org or call me: 505-920-4645. accustomed to that tax income, at the website he edits, www. Paid by The Committee to Elect Bill Dimas, Mayor, Shirley M. Martinez, Treasurer marijuana is looked upon as just newmexicowatchdog.org. another sin tax and — as we have seen with cigarettes and liquor — the tax rate increases. When that tax balloons to 40 percent or 50 percent, there Institute For Lifelong Learning will be a powerful incentive to Register January 13 at www.renesan.org create a black market, and sellers St. Johns’s United Methodist Church Spring Semester Begins February 3 will come up with illegal ways to 1200 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501 supply what consumers want. 505-982-9274 email@example.com You can rail about the social and moral advantages and disadvantages of legalizing An Evening with Joe Illick: Mendelssohn Capitalism’s Secret Bloody Mary and Good Queen Bess marijuana, but my worry is over SW History 14th-16th Century Pecos Pueblo and Greer Garson’s Ranch government’s inexorable desire RMS Titanic Shakespeare and the Civil War for more. Pius XII: Was He Hitler’s Pope? London’s Covent Garden Look at New Mexico. When the Legislative LotMark Twain tery Scholarship was created in the mid-1990s, voters were assured that no taxpayer dolFilm Discussion lars would be used to fund the The Car Guys program. But now, with lottery ticket sales stagnant and tuition Chinese History costs rising, the lottery scholarJazz Standards ship is running out of money and both the Governor’s Office Southwest History and Legislative Finance Committee have called for spending Reading Shakespeare Aloud between $16 million to Meet El Rito Artists $22 million from the general Turf Wars in Santa Fe & NYC RENESAN Reads! fund (taxpayers) until a longColor in Society Religious Freedom & the First Amendment The Turquoise Trail New Deal Sites in Taos term fix is made. Grapes Galore: Wine Expert Week Opera Unveiled 2014 40 Years of Solitude: The Mythic Brontë Family Here’s another example: Ancient Jewelry: Egypt & Mesopotamia Climate Change and the Oceans The Strings: From Pythagoras to Paganini While in grad school in New Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury York City, I read that when the International Law: Current Topics Maps, Mapmakers, and Troublemakers George Washington Bridge started construction in 1927, it RENESAN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, volunteer organization committed to providing challenging, engaging, and enjoyable classes, lectures, and trips for adults learners. was under the presumption that
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MY VIEW: PAUL MOORE
MY VIEW: JUDITH WILLIAMS
County must Cut back government, bring back freedom I keep funds for health care T
he New Mexican article (“Indigent care poised to be hot topic during the session,” Dec. 29) does a good job of summarizing the demise of the Sole Community Provider Program in New Mexico and the legislative changes proposed by the state Human Services Department. Less prominently displayed in the article is the disproportionate impact of this proposal on the health care safety net delivery system in Santa Fe County. The New Mexico Indigent Hospital and County Health Care Act makes counties responsible for providing health care for residents who lack the funds to cover their health care costs. The act also granted counties the authority to impose a gross receipts tax to cover services. In 1987, Santa Fe County imposed the second one-eighth of the gross receipts tax, which generates approximately $4 million per year to cover indigent hospital charges and community-based services for primary care, drug and alcohol treatment and mental health services. The hospital dollars were matched by the Human Services Department and Medicaid through the Sole Community Provider program; community-based services are funded exclusively by Santa Fe County for our residents. In 2013, the state Human Services Department submitted a proposal to the federal government for two new hospital programs to replace Sole Community Provider: the Uncompensated Care Pool and the Hospital Rate Increase. Larger hospitals, such as Christus St. Vincent, were excluded from funding under the pool but would benefit significantly from the Hospital Rate Increase. The state proposes funding this by taking the counties’ gross receipts tax that currently funds both hospital and community-based services. The state’s proposal affects counties disproportionately, with potentially devastating consequences to Santa Fe County, as well as some other counties. The consequences of the full redirection of the county imposed tax are significant: u If the state is successful in redirecting the county tax, Santa Fe County will no longer have funds for community-based services for our residents. The TECH
current county tax structure devotes about $2 million a year to agencies such as La Familia, Life Link, Santa Fe Recovery CenJudith ter and others Williams for primary care, drug and alcohol treatment and mental health services. If the redirect passes the Legislature, the current behavioral health system — already gutted by the recent Human Services audit shake-up — would be further weakened. u Santa Fe County will see a lower leverage of its local tax funds and significantly less than other counties. Under the proposal Santa Fe County would be required to put up a match to generate about $16 million for the state, only about half of which would come back to cover health care costs for our residents. Santa Fe County residents would get a lot less bang for their buck for health care services. u The proposals run counter to health care reform efforts that promote more focus on primary care and preventive services and less on acute care and hospitalization. u Santa Fe County also uses its gross receipt tax to fund ambulance services and burial services for Santa Fe County residents who are indigent; the state has no plan to cover these costs. The state argues that the county safety net services are no longer necessary because everyone will have health insurance. Little consideration has been given to those people who will not meet the criteria for Medicaid but do not purchase insurance through the Health Insurance Exchange, the excruciatingly slow rate of enrollment in both Medicaid and the exchange and the ongoing costs of providing health care services to the undocumented. The state should consider these questions and the inequitable impact on Santa Fe County before moving forward with its proposed plan in the legislative session. Judith Williams, Ph.D. is the chairwoman of the Santa Fe County Health Policy and Planning Commission.
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If the government keeps paying people not to work, why work? I’ll bet the representatives will pass a law extending unemployment.
will pass a law extending unemployment. It makes no difference which party is in charge, it will happen because our representatives want your vote. What about the National Security
Agency spying on all of us? Oh, the government said, it is only for the safety of our country. If this is so, why is there a secret court? Some members of Congress knew about this court. What did they do to protect our rights? The teachers today in school cannot teach what our kids need today (the three R’s). They are told how and what they must teach. When children get to college, most of the time they are not ready. I believe it is time to take back this great country, not by force, by vote. If in writing this, I end up with someone knocking on my door from the government, I will cross that bridge when I get there. Paul Moore resides in Santa Fe.
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RESOLVE TO BE MORE MINDFUL - ATTEND UPAYA - Santa Fe's Zen Buddhist Center invites you to come for daily MEDITATION sits at 7:00 am, 12:20 pm, 5:30 pm, Dharma Talks Wednesdays at 5:30 pm, and multi-day meditation retreats 1/17-19 "Zen Weekend" and 1/2126 "Sesshin." Register for 1/30 - 2/2 "Zen Brain" and enrich your understanding of consciousness across waking, dreaming, sleeping, and dying. For deep practice and service, RESIDENT and CHAPLAINCY programs are offered. Visit www.upaya.org to see program details and all that Upaya offers our community. Upaya Zen Center, 1404 Cerro Gordo Road, Santa Fe, NM. 505986-8518
FRIENDS OF THE WHEELWRIGHT LECTURE: FROM CORONADO TO ONATE - On Monday, Jan. 13, Alan Osborne, cultural historian and cofounder of the nonprofit educational organization Southwest Seminars, will speak on the influence of early Spanish contact on traditional Pueblo culture. Refreshments at 2:00 p.m., talk at 2:30. Wheelwright Friends free, guests $10. Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian library, 704 Camino Lejo, Museum Hill, 982-4636.
WILL YOU WRITE IN THE NEW YEAR? Perhaps the time has come. Robert
Mayer's writing workshop for newcomers begins Wednesday, January 15, from 2-5 p.m. and continues for seven Wednesdays, through the end of February. Fiction, fact or memoir- we'll have you writing every week, and absorbing friendly critiques. A long-time journalist, Robert Mayer is the author of 14 published books- both novels and non-fiction. Six published books have emerged from these workshops in the past two years. The fee is $285 plus tax. For more information, call 505-438-0012 or write superfolks@cybermesa. com.
BABY BOOMERS: Will Social Security be there for you? Join Kate Stalter, Retirment Advisor, for a FREE Seminar on Social Security Strategies, Thursday, January 23, 12-1 p.m., Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr, Santa Fe, 87507. You've heard that Social Security is "going broke," but it's your turn to collect. Decisions you make are crucial. When should you begin Social Security, how much you will receive, and how can you maximize benefits? 505-884-3445 or seminarNM@portfoliollc. com to register. WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS WITH A BUSINESS BACKGROUND Would you like to use your experience to help someone find a job? Please consider volunteering with the 50+ Employment Connection and help others in their job search. We need volunteers with job search experience, a strong business background, or computer tutoring skills to assist job seekers Please call Georgia at (505) 4764623 to schedule a visit at our 2550 Cerrillos Road office (the "glass" Toney Anaya Building) in Santa Fe. Sponsored by the NM Aging and Long-Term Services Department.
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MY VIEW: RICHARD BLOCK
John Kennedy was not the model president N
apoleon said that history is fantasy agreed upon. Just as the Republicans worship a fictitious Ronald Reagan, many left-leaning folks worship a fictitious John Kennedy. While some of the JFK worshipers experienced his presidency, most who I know grew up after and fell in love with an image rather than a reality. Virtually all of the programs and policies attributed to him are based on what, it is averred, he was going to do in his second term. It is told that he planned to pull us out of Vietnam, settle with Castro, move on civil rights. However, the reality is that it was he who took us into Vietnam; it was he who tried to kill Castro (the Bay of Pigs fiasco) and on the matter of civil rights, he was very, very conservative and cautious — in fact, he didn’t really do much of anything. It was the genuine populist, Lyndon Johnson, who made this a central issue and made all the policies happen. It was LBJ who effected all of the progressive programs of the ’60s. Even the Peace Corps,
so valued by the ’60s generation and beyond, was virtually an afterthought and a bow to Sargent Shriver — whose idea it was — and was never considered a central program by the administration. John was no liberal. He was a moderate, fiscally conservative, hawk. People often conflate his politics with those of his two brothers, Bobby and Ted; this is simply not accurate. Both of these men really were liberals. In fact, Kennedy was in Dallas
to bolster his conservative bona fides — looking toward re-election — when he was tragically killed. Also, JFK made some of the most conservative federal court appointments in history (he gave us “Whizzer” White!). So where — beyond the aftermath of the assassination — does the aggrandisement come from. Or, as the headline in The New Mexican on Nov. 22 described him: “A man who inspired generations.” Really? How? He was young, attractive,
smart, witty and the first Catholic president. And, to his genuine and great credit, he dealt wisely and diplomatically with the Cuban Missile Crisis. Beyond these, I cannot see any cause for the attributed “inspiration.” He actually accomplished very little and much of what he did do was — and is — to be thought ill of and certainly not celebrated (again, Vietnam and the Bay of Pigs) along with his virtual canonization of the third-rate dictator of South Vietnam (Diem) who was, not too much later, to be overthrown and decried as the incompetent villain he was. So, let us not canonize this
man because his life was cut tragically short and the nation traumatized. This is not reason enough to rewrite his life and his administration and, therewith, create a myth. What he might have done had he lived through a second term must remain speculation at best and wishful thinking to be sure. There is as much evidence which doesn’t support the claim of his — hoped for (by his praisers) — leap of political change as there is in support of it. He was just who he actually was. His was, at most, a very modest president, marked more by caution than by boldness, more by words than effective
action. And as for, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country,” it has a nice ring and rhythm to it but, in actuality, what is the reason for having a country — and a government — if it is not for what it can do for its citizens (who are the country)? Why would we or anyone “do” for a country if that country is not “doing” for us? This oft-quoted mantra and — to me, blindly — worshiped phrase does not stand up to honest scrutiny however nice and patriotic it sounds. Richard Block is a longtime Santa Fe resident and was one of the founders of KSFR, Santa Fe Public Radio.
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C Councilor amends hospital study proposal Ives says new resolution for panel to include a health care consumer, representatives of organized labor By Patrick Malone The New Mexican
Consumers and union employees from Santa Fe’s only hospital are likely to regain a seat at the table when the city assesses the state of health care here. Two competing resolutions are pending before the City Council to create a panel to study the condition
of care in Santa Fe. The first, offered by Councilor Patti Bushee, emphasizes business conditions at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center and the hospital’s performance in delivering care. Councilor Peter Ives offered a separate resolution that focuses primarily on how the federal Affordable Care Act and expected state policy changes will impact local health care providers, as
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well as the effect of the new laws on care of indigent patients. Bushee’s proposal includes representation on the study group from consumers and union nurses at Christus Peter Ives St. Vincent. Ives’ does not. However, he announced in an email Friday that he will amend his proposed resolution to include a health care consumer and representatives of organized labor at
the hospital. “I do believe that including both members of the nurse’s union and the other nurses at St. Vincent makes sense and I am sorry that I did not include them in my proposed measure,” Ives said in his email. “I will introduce an amendment to correct that failing.” Both resolutions are scheduled to come before the City Council’s Finance Committee on Jan. 21. The exclusion of labor and consumers from the original version of Ives’ resolution drew fire from Bushee and
Santa Fe County Spelling Bee winners get ready for next round
local labor activist Bruce Weatherbee, who characterized Ives as “the bullhorn for the hospital.” Ives denied that his omission of labor from the original plan was intended as a slight. “I am not a stranger to the efforts of passionate and uncompromising advocates to misinterpret one’s motives and intent,” he said. Ives’ resolution touches on a review of Christus St. Vincent, but that is not the emphasis, as it is in Bushee’s plan.
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Glitch cuts off Medicaid for disabled residents Computer technicians say they’re working to restore funding stream By Milan Simonich The New Mexican
Jesus Bas of Santa Fe hugs his son Joaquin, 10, a student at Carlos Gilbert Elementary, after Joaquin finished second at the Santa Fe County Spelling Bee on Saturday at the Santa Fe Community College. Anish Kumar of Desert Academy took first place, and Ulysses Yarbrough of Mariposa Montessori took third. PHOTOS BY LUIS SÁNCHEZ SATURNO/THE NEW MEXICAN
A battle of words By Daniel J. Chacón The New Mexican
en-year-old Joaquin Bas faithfully prepared for the Santa Fe County Spelling Bee, but he tripped over the word fidelity during a vocabulary round. “What is fidelity?” Matthew Evans, a former statewide spelling champ, asked the pint-sized fourth-grader from Carlos Gilbert Elementary School. “A — the quality of being faithful or loyal; B — a large amount of money.” Evans acted as the socalled pronouncer at the annual bee, held at Saturday at the Santa Fe Community College. “B,” said Joaquin, whose response triggered the dreaded bell that signaled he had given the wrong answer. That opened the door for Anish Kumar, a 13-year-old
Anish Kumar, 13, left, of Desert Academy high-fives Ulysses Yarbrough, 12, of Mariposa Montessori during one of the final rounds at the Santa Fe County Spelling Bee. Kumar took first place and Yarbrough took third.
seventh-grader from Desert Academy who had been going head-to-head with Joaquin over several rounds.
In brief Dead chickens being left at cemetery ALBUQUERQUE — A small Albuquerque cemetery appears to be the victim of some fowl activity: Someone is leaving dead chickens and bird parts near its headstones. KRQE-TV reported that Michael Gabaldon, co-owner of Romero Cemetery, says for two years, dead chickens and chicken parts have been dropped off overnight. He says the chickens have been left from every day to every two weeks. There also are bones or feathers scattered throughout the cemetery.
Anish, who finished second at the county spelling bee as well as the statewide spelling bee last year, gave the correct answer for
Gabaldon says he doesn’t know if the chickens are part of a religious ceremony, but he called the bizarre practice disgusting and creepy. He says he hopes to put up a gate to keep cars out at night.
Questions remain over prairie chicken PORTALES — Landowners in Eastern New Mexico say they still have questions over the lesser prairie chicken and its possible listing as a threatened species. The Portales News-Tribune reported that several landowners said this week informational meetings on the rare grouse only resulted in vague information and little specifics. Officials have been holding meetings around New Mexico about insur-
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Bureaucracy has complicated life for Linda Vi Vona, a 73-year-old quadriplegic woman who lives in Santa Fe. A computer glitch incorrectly cut off Medicaid funding for Vi Vona and about 30 other disabled people, who use the money to live independently, a state Human Services Department spokesman said. Matt Kennicott said technicians would work over the weekend to correct problems with the Mi Via program, which serves Vi Vona and more than 900 others in New Mexico. The program’s clients arrange their own transportation, physical therapy, house cleaning and other services. The program enables them to hire people they trust for these services. Vi Vona said the state was to allocate about $24,000 this year to pay the people she hires, but the money failed to materialize. Kennicott said it was unclear why Vi Vona and about two dozen others lost their funding stream. He said Xerox, the company the state hired to help
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Taos officials run interference for housing project
the meaning of the words albatross in Round 29 and transect in Round 30. “Congratulations, you’re the champion,” Evans declared. The announcement generated only light applause, not because audience members weren’t happy for Anish but because the once-packed room at the college had emptied over the course of the 3 ½-hour spelling bee as 38 other spellers — from 20 public, private and charter schools — got the boot. Family members and others could appeal the judges’ decision. At one point, the grandmother of a young boy asked that he be allowed back into the contest despite misspelling a word because, she said, he is a dedicated student. “We can appreciate that. How-
TAOS — The town of Taos planning director says she had “reservations” about permits that were issued for a construction project to which a town councilor sold hundreds of windows. Email and phone messages suggest Planning Director Martha Perkins was getting pressure from Town Manager Oscar Rodríguez and Town Councilor Andrew Gonzáles to issue temporary certificates of occupancy for several units in an affordable housing development known as Taos Haus. Town officials say the push was to encourage lowincome housing in Taos. The developer, Steve Crozier, bought windows from Gonzáles’ company, WeatherGard Windows
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ance programs for farmers if the bird were to be listed. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is slated to decide on where to list the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Critics say listing the bird could have massive consequences for landowners and the oil and gas industry in New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Kansas.
By J.R. Logan The Taos News
looked over a teacher’s shoulder and got a grading password for online courses. Principal John Overheim says teachers noticed grades they never gave and that school officials found irregular grade changes for 31 students. Overheim said the culprit changed grades in exchange for $20 or lunch. School officials say other students used the password but that the student who was expelled got the brunt of resulting punishment because she started the whole thing.
Gallup grade changes prompt expulsion Border drug bust ALBUQUERQUE — A student snares $1M in cocaine at a high school in Gallup has been expelled for grade cheating that involved dozens of students. KOB-TV reports that the student expelled from Miyamura High School
SANTA TERESA — Federal authorities say they’ve seized nearly 33 pounds of cocaine worth more than $1 million from a trailer at the New
Mexico border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Santa Teresa Port of Entry commercial cargo facility made the seizure Thursday. They say a pickup hauling an empty flatbed trailer entered the Santa Teresa cargo facility from Mexico. CBP officers selected the vehicle for a gamma-ray exam and identified several anomalies in the appearance of the trailer. The vehicle was moved to the inspection dock where CBP officers drilled one of the trailer axels and extracted 21 bundles of cocaine. Authorities arrested the truck’s driver, a 61-year-old man from Mexico, and turned him over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement HSI special agents. The Associated Press
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Funeral services and memorials PITA SANCHEZ Pita Sanchez, 75, a resident of Pojoaque passed away on January 8th after a long illness surrounded by her loving family. Born in Pojoaque, NM, on October 6, 1938 and raised in the Pojoaque Valley, Pita was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother. Pita was a graduate of Pojoaque High School and retiree from the State of New Mexico. Pita enjoyed her time working with the Game and Fish division and spoke often about the great adventures she had while working with the director. After retiring Pita dedicated her life to her family and was a part-time mom and personal chef to her grandchildren, nieces and nephews; most memorable were her fresh tortillas and sopapillas that everyone looked forward to after school. In recent years she was the full-time caregiver for her son and traveled the U.S. with him as he sought treatment. She was an active parishioner of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe de Valle de Pojoaque and a member of the Holy Family Society. Despite her trials in life her faith in God remained unshakable and the love of Christ shone through her actions in all that she did. She always had a welcoming love within her for everyone she met. She will be greatly missed by all those who were blessed to have known her. Pita was preceded in death by her beloved son Joseph "Joey" Sanchez; great-grandson Isaac Mortera; parents Elizario and Estefanita Garcia; In-laws Aquilino and Dolores Sanchez; siblings Guadalupe, Laura, Norma Jean Garcia and Susie Quintana; sisters-in-law Eva Garcia and Celine Sanchez. She is survived by her husband Joe Sanchez; daughter Karen and husband Fred Vigil; grandchildren Stephanie and husband Lou Mortera, Matthew Vigil and girlfriend Patricia Chavez, Thomas Vigil and wife Sara; great-grandson Joseph Mortera; siblings Gloria Montoya (Joe), Elizario Garcia Jr. (Emily), Ray Garcia (Marvine), Flora Martinez (Ross), Annabelle Brazeal (Ron), Robert Garcia(Lucy), Joe Garcia (Debbie), Ben Garcia (Charlotte), Dorothy Garcia; brothers and sisters-in-law Phil Sanchez, Gilbert Sanchez (Lourdes), J.A. Sanchez (Maida), Mary Alice Vigil (Orlando), Wilfred San chez (Bessie), Larry Sanchez (Stella), Bernard Sanchez, Cecilia O’Neil, Cleo Holt (Harold), Geraldine Sanchez, Theresa Louton (Michael); and many cousins, nieces and nephews who she cherished. Serving as pallbearers are: Ramon and Robert Garcia; Gilbert and Larry Sanchez; and Matthew and Thomas Vigil. Honorary pallbearers: Elizario Jr. and Joe Garcia; Phil, J.A., Wilfred and Bernard Sanchez; Joseph Mortera, Audrey Quintana, Jennifer Saavedra, Steven Vigil, Cheryl Smith, Angela Salazar, David Sanchez, Angelina Garcia, Brittney and Matthew Gutierrez. Visitations will be held beginning at 6 p.m. on Sunday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Pojoaque where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church; Interment services will follow at the Pojoaque Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations in memory of Pita to the Benito Garcia Memorial Fund at any Zia Credit Union location (1001 Central Ave., Los Alamos * 505-662-4671)
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VIVIAN R. PADILLA 78, resident of Albuquerque, NM, passed away January 2, 2014. She was born in Fort Sumner to Dulcinea Baros and Clint Randall who have preceded her. Also preceding her is her husband Frank Padilla. Vivian is survived by her son, Michael Padilla (Mary); sisters: Irene Ortiz, Joann Hurtado and Lucille Shupla; and numerous nieces and nephews, sisters and brothers-in-law. Serving as Pallbearers will be: Roger Padilla, Alfonso Padilla, Ted Padilla, Dennis Ortiz, Mike Harford and Clint Brock. A Visitation will be held at Rivera Family Chapel, 417 East Rodeo Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505 on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. followed by a Rosary at 3:30 p.m. A Mass will be held at St. Anne Catholic Church on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 10 a.m. followed by interment at Rosario Cemetery.
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ELIAS C. SENA JULY 16, 1912 - JANUARY 14, 2004
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ARCENIO H. ORTIZ Age 61, of Santa Fe, NM, passed away on January 7, 2014. He was preceded by his parents Dolores L. Ortiz and Andronico (Andy) Ortiz of Nambe, NM, brother-in-law Secundino Quintana. Arcenio H. Ortiz was born June 10, 1952. Arcy (as he was known to most) graduated in 1971 from Santa Fe High School and went on to continue his education at College of Santa Fe. Arcy was also a Petty Officer 2nd Class in the United States Navy, serving aboard the USS California from 1976-1981. After joining the military, he married his high school sweetheart Teresa Sanchez. He then moved to Lorena, Texas, where he worked for M&M Mars for 21 years. Upon his retirement in 2002, he moved back to his hometown of Santa Fe, NM. He is survived by his wife Teresa M Ortiz; sons: Shawn Ortiz (wife Jesika) and Justin Willis (wife Alana) of Colorado; grandchildren: Dominic and Shelby Ortiz, Ethan Willis, of Colorado; brother: Eugene Lucero (niece: Grace; nephews: Adrian and Issac) of Santa Fe, NM; father and mother-in-law: Joe and Zulema Sanchez; sister-in-laws: Esther Jones (nieces: Sulena and Frances) of Texas, Patricia Anaya (spouse: Chris; nieces: Camille, Emma and Angel) of Colorado. He also leaves behind numerous beloved aunts, uncles, cousins and friends from New Mexico, Texas and Colorado. A visitation will be held at Berardinelli Family Funeral Service on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 6 to 7pm where a rosary will be recited at 7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Church on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 10:00am. The burial will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30pm. Serving as honorary pallbearers: Christopher Anaya, John Lucero, Adrian Lucero, Issac Lucero, Mike Montoya and Adrian Martinez.
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He was a true gentleman with a twinkle, he was simple yet elegant, with a noble profile, a strong jaw line, hard working hands a loving heart and a man of great wisdom. He is still in our hearts. Siempre Con Amor The Sena Family 10 Year Anniversary Mass St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Sunday, January 12th, 9:00 a.m.
HORACE LOWRY "BUD" HAGERMAN Horace "Bud" Hagerman was born August 17, 1927. His parents lived at South Spring (near Roswell, NM), but he was born in Colorado Springs. In 1932 the family moved up to a ranch that encompassed parts of Santa Fe, Torrance, and San Miguel Counties. The headquarters was located in the south part of Santa Fe County, and this is where Bud grew up. This part of the ranch is still in the family. Bud and his brother, Charles, were schooled at the ranch by parents or a tutor through the elementary grades. For the secondary grades, they went away to board at Middlesex School, Concord, MA where their father had gone before them. Bud graduated in 1946. Bud was drafted into the U.S. Army soon after graduation and served for several months before being released. He then entered Cornell University and graduated from the College of Agriculture in 1951 with a degree in Animal Husbandry and Agricultural Engineering. He returned to New Mexico to work on the ranch. Later in the 1950’s, Bud was re-drafted and served near Philadelphia in missile defense during the Cold War. On November 4, 1961, he married Katherine Ann "Kathy" Kitch. They began married life in La Cienega where they welcomed three children. Bud and his friend, Elias Sena, built the original large mill at what became Las Golondrinas Museum. In 1968 the Hagermans moved to the Old Agua Fria Road neighborhood where they have lived ever since. For a number of years Bud owned and operated a large apple orchard and truck farm located west of the Santa Fe airport. This property, known as Las Orillas Ranch, later became the Horse Park. Being in agriculture and an outdoors person, Bud was acutely aware of the importance of water resources and of long-range planning for their use. Over the years he served on numerous committees and boards that studied and advised on this issue including the Metropolitan Water Board 19861994. His latest position was as a member from Santa Fe County and the agricultural sector on the Estancia Basin Water Planning Committee. Bud was a dedicated fly fisherman, never happier than when he was on a trout stream. He also built fly rods, wrapping them in decorative thread patterns, and tied flies for himself and his friends. Later in life, Bud developed a passion for salmon fishing in the northern Pacific Ocean which rewarded him with yet another circle of friends. He always grew a magnificent vegetable garden and enjoyed having produce to share. Bud died at St. Vincent Hospital on January 8, 2014 after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his father, Lowry Hagerman; his mother, Marie Louise deBremond Hagerman; and his brothers, Charles, and James Hagerman. Bud is survived by his wife, Kathy Kitch Hagerman; his daughter, Anne Marie Hagerman Wall; his son, Thomas Lowry Hagerman; his son, Charles Nathan "Nat" Hagerman (Kathleen Martell); and two grandsons, Benjamin Andrew and Hunter Hagerman Wall. A Memorial Service will be held later this spring. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Friends of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs, Rd., Las Cruces, NM 88011 or the Wildlife Center, P.O. Box 246, Espanola, NM 87532.
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Died peacefully at home in Santa Fe, NM January 9, 2014 at the age of 87. A devoted champion of social justice and human rights, she was the loving heartbeat of our family. Born August 3, 1926 in New York City, she is survived by loving partner Patricia Romer, sons Fred Berner (Liz Manne), Paul Berner (Jackie Frederick-Berner) and Marc Berner, grandsons Michael (Ilana) Sackler-Berner, grandsons Benjamin and Theodore Berner, granddaughter Laura (Bill) Tancredi, three great grandchildren, and brothers-in-law Gene Scott (Jan) Romer and Philip (Kathy) Romer. Pre-deceased by dear friend Lotte Kunstler. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Human Rights Campaign (hrc.org) and Southern Poverty Law Center (splcenter.org).
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Born April 2, 1965, passed into God’s arms January 6, 2014. Preceded in death by his grandparents Triny and Josephine Chavez and Juan and Sarah Esquibel, aunt Eileen Rivera, cousin Jeremy Rivera and uncle Diego Esquibel. Patrick is survived by his parents: John and Mary Jo Esquibel; children: Patrick, Maryssa, Jeffrey and Eryn; sister and brother-inlaw: Debbie and Louie Montano; uncles and aunts: Triny and Billie Chavez, James and Mary Chavez, Robert and Cathy Rivera, Mike and Maida Esquibel, and Robert Esquibel; niece, Jolene and nephew, Benjamin; and many cousins, relatives and friends. A rosary will be recited at 9:30am, Monday, January 13, 2014 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am at The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi. A burial will take place at 1:00pm at Rosario Cemetery. A reception will be held at the Santa Fe Elks Lodge immediately after the burial. In lieu of flowers, donations will be made in Patrick’s name to the Carmelite Monastery, 49 Mount Carmel Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505. A special thanks to all who have been so gracious, helpful and generous during our time of loss. Your calls, cards, visits, food, donations, thoughts and prayers are very much appreciated and will always be remembered. God bless you all.
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CHRIS J. QUINTANA Age 21, resident of Santa Fe, NM passed away January 3, 2014. He was born May 12, 1992. He is preceded in death by his great grandparents, Dolores and Liberato Archuleta, Eduviges and Tomas Quintana, stepfather, Eloy Tapia Jr., godmother, Connie Ortiz, aunt, Adela Gonzales, uncle, Paul Archuleta, aunt, Sadie Ortiz (Trinidad). He is survived by his mother, Melissa Quintana, grandmother, Diana Archuleta, aunt, Melinda Quintana, grandfather, Vincent Quintana, sister, Elizabeth Quintana, brother, Vincent A. Quintana, niece, Annabelle Quintana, cousin, Julian Brooks, god sisters: Ashley and Erica Ortiz, godfather, Daniel Martinez, Erica, Monique Dennis, , numerous loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. A Rosary will be held on Monday, January, 13, 2014 at St. Anne’s at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at St. Anne’s at 11:00 a.m. Pallbearers will be: Daniel Martinez, Martin Ortiz, Hilario Tapia, Jacob Quintana, Dave Cordova, Pat Valdez, and Jeremiah Gonzales.
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Rhino hunt nets club $350,000 Wildlife advocates quick to condemn group’s auction By Michael Graczyk and Nomann Merchant The Associated Press
DALLAS — A permit to hunt an endangered African black rhino sold Saturday night for $350,000 at a Dallas auction held to raise money for conservation efforts but criticized by wildlife advocates. Steve Wagner, a spokesman for the Dallas Safari Club, which sponsored the closed-door event, confirmed the sale of the permit for a hunt in the African nation of Namibia. He declined to name the buyer. Ben Carter, executive director of the Safari Club, has defended the auction. He said all money raised will go toward protecting the species. He also said the rhino that the winner will be allowed to hunt is old, male and nonbreeding — and that the animal was likely to be targeted for removal anyway because it was becoming aggressive and threatening other wildlife. But the auction drew howls from critics, including wildlife and animal rights groups, and the FBI earlier this week said it was investigating death threats against members of the club.
bidders were expected to enter by phone. About 40 protesters gathered early Saturday evening outside the convention center where the auction and a pre-auction dinner were to take place. They held signs and chanted. Jim and Lauren Ries traveled with their children from Atlanta to protest the auction of the rare black rhino hunting permit in Dallas. Jim Ries said it was his son Carter, 12, and daughter Olivia, 11, who pushed for them to go and participate. “We heard what the Dallas Safari Club was doing and we A black rhino male and calf graze in Mkuze, South Africa. The thought it was just wrong that Dallas Safari Club's auction Saturday of a black rhino hunt they were auctioning off to kill drew protests. U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO a black rhino and we really got upset that they were thinking this,” Carter Ries said. Officials from the Humane can regional director of the Society and the International Massachusetts-based IFAW, said Jim Ries said his children are Fund for Animal Welfare have earlier this week. “This is, in passionate about animal consersaid that while culling can be fact, making a spectacle of killvation and were working to help appropriate in abundant animal ing an endangered species.” adopt cheetahs in Africa. The populations, all black rhinos The auction took place Satur- family started a nonprofit called should be protected, given their day night in downtown Dallas One More Generation, dedicated endangered status. under tight security and behind to saving endangered species. An estimated 4,000 black closed doors. Organizers hoped “There’s less than 5,000 black rhinos remain in the wild, down to at least break the previous rhinos left on the planet,” the from 70,000 in the 1960s. Nearly high bid for one of the permits father said, “and if our kids ever 1,800 are in Namibia, according in Namibia, which was $223,000. want to see a rhino left in the to the safari club. The nation offers five permits wild, we can’t be pulling the each year, and the one auctrigger on every one we say is Critics have also said any tioned Saturday was the first to too old to breed.” hunting of a rhino sends a bad be made available for purchase message to the public. Poachers long have targeted outside of Namibia. “This auction is telling the all species of rhino, primarily world that an American will pay The winning bidder could for its horn, which is valuable anything to kill their species,” have come from anywhere in on the international black marJeffrey Flocken, North Amerithe world, and at least some ket.
Southern New Mexico’s new chile variety generates ‘buzz’ By Lindsey Anderson Las Cruces Sun-News
LAS CRUCES — The new seeds are inconspicuous, filling a handful of 1.5-pound coffee bags and tucked at the bottom of a shelf in the Seed Vault. The repository — kept between 34 degrees and 40 degrees Fahrenheit — holds decades of seeds grown and developed by New Mexico State University’s Chile Pepper Institute. On that bottom shelf is the institute’s newest star: NuMex Sandia Select, a new variety, previously used as red chile, that can now be used as green chile. “There’s been a lot of buzz about this, so I think it will be very popular,” said Danise Coon, an agricultural research scientist at the Chile Pepper Institute. “People have been wanting a new Sandia variety for a long time.” Seed packets are now on sale for $5 at the Chile Pepper Institute. Proceeds benefit NMSU’s Endowed Chile Pepper Research Chair campaign. Local company Biad Chili will also sell roasted NuMex Sandia Selects, maybe as early as this August, and seeds beginning in 2015 or 2016, coowner Chris Biad said. Word got out about the upcoming variety a few years back, and people have been calling about it, asking when the seed will be released, Coon said. “I get excited about it because I think it’s an improvement,” Biad said.
pod, and breed them with similar desirable chiles until a new variety is produced, all with those preferred characteristics. The plants are not genetically modified, meaning engineers alter the plant’s genetic material. “None of the chiles that come out of NMSU are GMO, and they will never be,” Coon said. For the NuMex Sandia Select, the Chile Pepper Institute crew — made up of undergraduate and graduate students, professor Paul “Chileman” Bosland and Coon — turned to old Traditional Sandia chile Sandia seeds, likely from the tends to be shorter, with thinner walls, so growers ripen the original 1950s variety, Coon fruit into red chiles and process said. They then bred the plants into the new chile. the pods for red chile powder The plants are grown at the and chile flakes, experts said. Fabian Garcia Science Center “Growers wanted a Sandia; and Leyendecker Plant Science they loved it, but it was not Center in the Mesilla Valley. great for green chile,” Coon Biad Chili, which works closely said. with NMSU, takes the small The NuMex Sandia Select amount of seed NMSU develhas better flavor, a thicker ops and mass produces it. fruit wall, a higher heat level The release of a new chile and more uniformity among variety is not common in New the plants and pods, meaning its easier to process and peel, Mexico, Biad said. The Chile Coon said. Those characterisPepper Institute has developed tics make it a great green chile, about 50 varieties since the experts say. 1920s, including ornamental chile plants, Coon said. “I think it’s needed in the industry — a good, hot variety,” Some recent releases include Biad said. the Heritage New Mexico 6-4 and the Heritage NuMex Big The variety is eight years in the making. Jim in 2008. “Because we do everything About 10 new chile varieties by classical breeding methods, are in the works, Coon said. it takes some time,” Coon said. Among them are vibrantly colored jalapeño peppers, a break New chiles are developed from the fruit’s traditional using grade-school genetics: green hue, likely to be released Find chiles with desired traits, next year. like strong walls or a uniform
NuMex Sandia Select, a new variety, previously used as red chile, can now be used as green chile.
Police notes The Santa Fe Police Department is investigating the following reports: u Police responded to a burglary in progress in the 200 block of Ephriam Street at 1:42 p.m. Friday after a woman reported that a man who had been driving a red sedan broke into her shed. The man got away, but officers found the car parked nearby. The car was processed for evidence and towed to the police department’s seizure lot. u A man “with a young voice” called in a bomb threat to the Santa Fe Place mall, 4250 Cerrillos Road, just before 5 p.m. Wednesday. u Someone broke into a home in the 2800 block of Calle Campeon through the front door between 1 and 4:50 p.m. Friday. The homeowner estimated $1,000 worth of stolen and damaged property. u Someone broke into an apartment in the 1400 block of Zepol Road between 12:45 and 8:45 p.m. Friday and knocked over all the furniture in the living room, kitchen and bedroom. Nothing was reported stolen.
u Police arrested Arthur Isaacson, 61, on suspicion of battery upon a police officer, resisting and evading, criminal trespass and drinking in a public establishment after he refused to leave McDonald’s, 1007 S. St. Francis Drive, on Friday night. u A woman told police Friday that another woman has been forging her signature since October on “numerous checks” that were stolen from a home in the 2700 block of Calle de Saiz. Police have identified a suspect. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following reports: u Jewelry and CDs were stolen from a home on White Boulder Road in the Tesuque area between noon and 12:45 p.m. Friday. u Someone broke into a home in the 6000 block of Calle Kryshana between 8 a.m. and noon Thursday and stole jewelry, electronics and an unspecified amount of money.
DWI arrests u Deputies arrested Bruce Gaul, 43, of Tesuque on suspi-
cion of drunken driving sometime Friday after he was pulled over in Tesuque on a traffic violation.
Speed SUVs u Mobile speed-enforcement vehicles currently aren’t in use as the city renegotiates its contract with Redflex Traffic Systems.
Help lines Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families hotline: 800-473-5220 St. Elizabeth Shelter for men, women and children: 982-6611 Interfaith Community Shelter: 795-7494 New Mexico suicide prevention hotline: 866-435-7166 Solace Crisis Treatment Center: 986-9111, 800-7217273 or TTY 471-1624 Youth Emergency Shelter/ Youth Shelters: 438-0502 Police and fire emergency: 911 Graffiti hotline: 955-CALL (2255)
Father of man shot by Duke City police sues Family wants public records of December incident released The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE — A father of a man shot by Albuquerque police filed a lawsuit against the department this week seeking the release of public records tied to the shooting. The lawsuit comes as David Sherrill and the attorneys sought lapel camera video, dashboard camera video, and witness statements related to the December shooting of Shaine Sherrill, KOB-TV reported. Police Chief Allen Banks said four days after the shooting that the 34-year-old didn’t have a gun but was holding an object that officers and witnesses mistook for one. Banks showed a still from a lapel camera from the shooting but said he wouldn’t release the full footage while the investigation into the shooting was ongoing. Banks called Sherrill’s actions before the shooting “overt and deliberate” and said officers felt threatened and believed he had a firearm. But despite witnesses telling police
Sherrill had a gun and fired at officers, “there was no gun on scene,” Banks said. Banks said a knife and metal brake pad were found near Sherrill. The department also has not released information requested by Sherrill’s family and media outlets connected to the shooting. Attorneys said Sherrill survived, but suffered extensive injuries to his legs. “[Officers are] out there saying that my client pointed something at the police officers, and he adamantly denies it, and we’d like to know the truth. We’d like to see what they have,” attorney Joe Kennedy said. City officials said they would not comment on pending litigation. The Albuquerque Police Department currently is under a U.S. Justice Department investigation over alleged cases of excessive force. The department also has been under fire for three dozen shootings by officers since 2010. Justice Department officials told advocates this week that federal officials are nearing the end of its investigation into the department but declined to say when it would be complete.
Funeral services and memorials TERRI C. LUJAN Mrs. Terri C. Lujan of Omaha, Nebraska, formally of Santa Fe, New Mexico, passed away peacefully at home in the company of her husband, after an illness that slowly consumed her body. Terri was born in Albuquerque New Mexico to Alberto and Lorenzita Martinez on October 9, 1953. She was the youngest sibling to Priscilla, and George Martinez, and Edward Hopkins. Terri graduated from Valley High School in 1971, and married her sweetheart, David, in May, the following year. In March 1973 she became a first time mom to David Jr, and again for the second time in April 1975, to Monika. She volunteered in organizations such as the Turquoise Trail Volunteer Fire Department, and the Santa Fe Chapter of the VFW, teaching her children values that are uncommon in today’s world. In 1996 Terri moved with her husband and daughter to Omaha Nebraska. On January 3, 2014 she was called to Heaven to live with her parents, both brothers, and step-daughter Paula, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, and her 2 children. In addition to her family, she is also survived by her sister, Priscilla, and grand-daughter Kendra, many nieces, nephews, and friends that even though are not related by blood, are family just the same. A public visitation will be held on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 6 PM at Berardinelli Mortuary, located at 1399 Luisa Street , Santa Fe. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 11 AM at the St. Francis Cathedral, In Santa Fe, Followed by interment at the National Cemetery, also in Santa Fe. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made at any Wells Fargo bank into the Terri Lujan memorial fund to help offset the expenses of bringing our beloved wife and mother home, one last time. In the good words of Dr. Seuss, Terri would want us to remember this famous Quote: Don’t cry because it’s over, Smile because it happened.
CHARISSA H. KERRISKLOPEZ
Died on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 in Carlsbad, NM. Charissa was born in Albuquerque, NM on May 20, 1979. She lived in Santa Fe, NM and graduated from Capital High School in 1997. She lived in Albuquerque, NM from 1997 to 2013 when she moved to Carlsbad, NM. Charissa is survived by her parents, Jerry and Barbara Kerrisk, Santa Fe, NM; her sister Jillian Kerrisk, Miami, FL; her daughter Dakoda Crawford, Albuquerque, NM; Dennis and Shirley Kerrisk, Dacono, CO; and various cousins. A private memorial service will be held.
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DANUTA POGORSKI Danuta Pogorski passed away peacefully at Santa Fe Care Center on January 6, 2014. Born in Warsaw, Poland her education was interrupted by the start of World War II. As a teenager and following the early death of her father, Danuta and her mother, Maria Jablonowska, became members of the Polish resistance movement (Armia Karjowa or AK) and fought in the heroic and tragic 63-day Warsaw Uprising of 1944 in an effort to liberate the beautiful city of Warsaw from Nazi occupation. Following their capture both Danuta and her mother were made to live and work in a German forced labor camp until being rescued by Allied troops in 1946. After the war Danuta emigrated to England and from there came to the United States, became a US citizen, living first in Cleveland, OH and then in Santa Fe, NM since 1967 where she retired from the College of Santa Fe. Danuta’s remains will be interred with her mother at Our Lady of Czestochowa Catholic Cemetery in Doylestown, PA where they are honored as "veteran" resistance fighters of WWII. Memorial contributions can be made to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa at 654 Ferry Road Doylestown, PA 18901. Arrangements by Rivera Family Funeral Home (505) 753-2288. To share a memory, please visit our website at www.riverafuneralhome.com
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Actor Bob Odenkirk, who plays Saul Goodman in the AMC series of Breaking Bad, is shown in a final scene of the show. AMC and Sony Pictures Television confirmed that Odenkirk will star in a one-hour prequel tentatively titled Better Call Saul. AMC/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO
‘Breaking Bad’ fans look to continue addiction with ‘Saul’ by Aaron Paul. Odenkirk played their attorney who came up with money laundering schemes from his Albuquerque shopping mall office. AMC has given few details on the upcoming spinoff nor have By Russell Contreras show creators said how much The Associated Press of it would be filmed in Albuquerque. ALBUQUERQUE — Walter But the fictional website White’s lawyer is returning to shows Breaking Bad characters Albuquerque. bragging in video on the streets AMC announced this week of Albuquerque about how the that the Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul, will premiere in convincing lawyer was able to November 2014, but no specific pull them out of jail For example, one such tesdate has been released. timony comes from Badger, a The series will follow sleazy attorney Saul Goodman, played methamphetamine dealer on by Bob Odenkirk, as he defends Breaking Bad played by Matt Jones, who tells viewers that drug lords, criminals and those Goodman got him out of legal allegedly injured in minor traftrouble after undercover offific accidents. The network has already cre- cers arrested him for selling drugs — a reference to an epiated a website for the fiction sode of Breaking Bad. lawyer, with Saul Goodman’s “And then, bam! Saul Goodsignature videos boasting how man shows up,” Jones says in he can get anyone out of legal the video. “He’s like, get out of trouble. The website includes here cop, because of the Consti“testimonies” from a drug tution.” dealer and prostitute who tell Within two days, Jones said potential clients how he got he was back on the street and them out of jail. “burning one with my homies.” Breaking Bad, which ended last year and was filmed in The website also includes Albuquerque, followed former fictional advertisements from high school teacher Walter Breaking Bad businesses like White, played by Bryan CranLos Pollos Hermanos, a chicken ston. White produced methrestaurant used as a front for amphetamine with a former drug lord Gus Fring, played by student, Jesse Pinkman, played Giancarlo Esposito.
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CALL TO ORDER ROLL CALL APPROVAL OF AGENDA APPROVAL OF MINUTES: January 14, 2014 FINDINGS OF FACT & CONCLUSIONS OF LAW Case #H-05-172 540 E. Palace Ave., Unit C Case #H-13-076B Defouri Street Bridge Case #H-08-096B 1150 Canyon Road Case #H-13-104 302 Camino Cerrito Case #H-11-105B 237 & 239 E. De Vargas Case #H-14-001 135 W. Palace, Ste. 101 Case #H-12-053 540 E. Alameda Case #H-14-002A 536 ½ W. Alameda Case #H-13-016B 461 Acequia Madre Case #H-14-003B 536 ½ W. Alameda Case #H-13-073 908 Galisteo Street Case #H-14-003 356 & 358 Hillside Ave. COMMUNICATIONS BUSINESS FROM THE FLOOR ACTION ITEMS 1. Case #H-14-004. 506 San Antonio Street. Downtown & Eastside Historic District. Barbara Felix Architecture & Design, agent for Paul and Ashley Margetson, owners, proposes to expand an existing deck and second story balcony on the rear of a non-contributing residential structure, replace wooden slats on the south fence with irregular coyote latillas at 6’ high, and relocate an “L” shaped board fence at 6’ high. (David Rasch). 2. Case #H-14-005. 1413 Paseo de Peralta. Don Gaspar Area Historic District. Harry Perez-Daple, agent for 1413 Paseo LLC, owner, proposes to remodel a contributing commercial structure by repairing historic primary elevation windows, replacing all doors and some non-historic windows, altering or creating new openings on nonprimary elevations, installing metal canopies, and making other site improvements. (David Rasch). 3. Case #H-14-006A. 377 Garcia Street. Downtown & Eastside Historic District. Payson Denney Architects, agent for Dean &Denise Kiklis, owners, proposes an historic status review with primary elevation designations. (David Rasch). 4. Case #H-14-006B. 377 Garcia Street. Downtown & Eastside Historic District. Payson Denney Architects, agent for Dean & Denise Kiklis, owners, proposes to remodel a contributing residential structure by constructing 124 sq. ft. of additions, removing an historic window, closing and creating window openings, and constructing a pergola and yardwalls. Three exceptions are requested to place an addition on a primary elevation (Section 14-5.2(D)(2)(c)), remove historic materials (Section 14-5.2(D)(a)(i)), and to close an existing opening and create a new opening (Section 14-5.2(D)(5)(a)(ii and iii)). (David Rasch). MATTERS FROM THE BOARD ADJOURNMENT
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Words: Next contest March 22 in Duke City Continued from Page C-1 ever, there’s no basis for allowing him back in, so we’re going to deny the appeal,” judge Julia Goldberg, host of The Julia Goldberg Morning Show, told the audience. Anish and Joaquin will both advance to the New Mexico Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Albuquerque Journal and Newspapers in Education, on March 22. The winner of the statewide spelling bee will compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., from May 25 to 31. Joaquin, who is bilingual in English and Spanish, said he plans to amp up his game. “I’ll prepare harder,” he said. “I’m going to try my hardest at the state, and I’m just going to study by learning origins, spelling and all the things that make a good speller.” He said he was feeling the pressure during the spelling bee. When asked if he was nervous, he said: “Tons.” “As the crowd of competitors
Ulysses Yarbrough, 12, of Mariposa Montessori, spells a word on his hand before spelling it aloud during one of the final rounds at the Santa Fe County Spelling Bee. Yarbrough took third place. HANK CHAMBER/FOR THE NEW MEXICAN
got smaller, I was feeling like, man, I don’t know what’s going to get me, or man, I don’t know what’s going to be my final word or if I can make it very far or not. All of those feelings just rushed through my head,” Joaquin said.
Anish, who is bilingual in English and Hindi, said part of his strategy is to “study hard and keep your mental disposition.” When he stumbled over the word peril at last year’s county spelling bee, Kumar said he was tired and
“couldn’t think straight.” Preparing for a spelling bee takes a lot of hard work and dedication, said Rajat Singh, a 17-yearold former spelling bee champ who has known Anish since he was a boy. “You really have to just devote two or three hours a day, just sit down and do it,” said Singh, who attended Saturday’s spelling bee to support Anish. “At a certain point, you need to know the definitions of the words. You need to know the prefixes and suffixes that make up the words so that if you get a word that you don’t know, you can ask information and put it together. There’s a point where you can memorize a lot of words, and there’s a point where you can spell any word, really, just from the knowledge of words that you have. To get that point is really, really hard.” Contact Daniel J. Chacón at 986-3089 or dchacon@ sfnewmexican.com.
Glitch: Fix should be made by Wednesday Continued from Page C-1 manage the accounts, was working to detect and fix the technical problems. Kennicott said the state hoped funding would be restored by Wednesday. Vi Vona, a painter and sculptor in Santa Fe, said she had been in the Mi Via program for approximately six years without any problems. Then, without warning, the state allocations that paid her service providers disappeared. She said the people she employs have continued helping her, even without a paycheck. But she was frustrated by the lack of progress and began calling people in state government for help. Vi Vona was paralyzed 20 years ago in a car crash in New York. She joined the Mi Via program at its inception, and said it has enabled her to maintain her own residence and to pursue her artistic career. Contact Milan Simonich at 986-3080 or msimonich@ sfnewmexican.com. Follow him on Twitter @milansnmreport.
The high demand for marijuana in Colorado has forced many store owners to scramble to find wholesale distributors who maintain grow houses where pot is grown and packaged. Some store owners worry they are going to run out of pot. BRENNAN LINSLEY/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
High demand for pot leaves shops on fumes A shortage has store owners scrambling to stash inventory By Monica Mendoza The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Study: Ives says some question hospital Continued from Page C-1 The study group should prioritize evaluating Christus St. Vincent because community interest in its condition is high, and open discussions about those concerns are overdue, Bushee said. Ives said he recognizes that Santa Feans have questions about the local hospital. “Across the community, because they are that major provider, everybody has had interactions — some of them very good, some of them more questionable,” Ives said, adding that hospital leaders “don’t have any delusions that they don’t have any detractors.” Shining a light on the state of hospitals is not a desire unique to Santa Fe. In its report card for the New Mexico Department of Health for the first quarter of 2014, Legislative Finance Committee staff reported: “The state health facilities continue to provide no data on patient health outcomes and too little data on hospitals’ quality, efficiency, and financial performance.” Contact Patrick Malone at 986-3017 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both resolutions come before the Finance Committee on Jan. 21.
Denver’s 3D Cannabis Center owner Toni Fox thought she had enough marijuana to last through February when she opened her doors Jan. 1 for recreational pot sales. Then she served 450 customers Jan. 1 and turned away 60. She had been serving 25 clients a day for the past three years while her store was restricted to medical marijuana sales, she said. “We are going to run out,” she predicted on the second day of legal marijuana sales for recreational use. “It’s insane.” Fox said she had a harvest ready to be trimmed. And she will hire temporary staffers from Hemp Temps, a Denver-based staffing company that specializes in growing, trimming and bud-tending. But she guessed the supply shortage is the same story at all of Denver’s 18 stores and Pueblo’s two stores that opened last week with long lines of customers — more than half from out of the state — waiting one or two hours to make history by ending marijuana prohibition in the state. Now, she said, marijuana store owners will all be scrambling to find wholesale distributors, especially on marijuana-infused products like edibles and beverages. But she’s not complaining. “It’s awesome,” she said. “I wish more stores could have opened.” News of people traveling across state lines to purchase pot forced the Wyoming Highway Patrol to issue a release with a stern warning: “Don’t bring your Colorado-purchased marijuana into Wyoming.” The release reminded readers that possession of an ounce or less carries a punishment of 12 months’ imprisonment and a $1,000 fine. Under Colorado’s Amendment 64, people 21 and older can possess up to an ounce of pot. And last legislative session, lawmakers hammered out the details of marijuana regulation that covered everything from packaging and labeling to background checks for business owners and a complex licensing process. The National Cannabis Industry is projecting $400 million in sales in 2014. Not all Colorado cities are taking part in the rush. The Colorado Springs City Council voted 5-4 in July to opt out of sales, despite the city’s voters approving Amendment 64. There is no telling how much Colorado Springs is losing in sales tax revenue from pot sales for recreational use, said Tom Binnings, an economist with Colorado Springs-based Summit Economics. “It’s a challenge for an economist to study any
new market that has not existed before,” Binnings said. “It’s a wonderful market experiment. It will provide interesting data for researchers in the future to look at what happens when a market that is illegal and becomes legal.” Colorado Springs City Council member Val Snider said he might reconsider his “no” vote on retail sales once he sees the long-term effects of recreational marijuana sales. Snider was the surprise swing vote that denied sales in Colorado Springs. “We have not had a chance to see how it might affect law enforcement and drug counseling or rehab,” Snider said. “Once we get more data from Denver and Pueblo County that have gotten a chance to assess it, then yes, let’s re-look at this as a city.” Mark Slaugh, owner of iComply, which helps marijuana store owners stay in compliance with state regulations, said Colorado Springs is missing a great money-making opportunity. Denver store owners estimated that at least 50 percent of Wednesday’s sales went to outof-state buyers. Those are the precious tourism dollars Colorado Springs always is pining for, he said. Colorado Springs has about 80 medical marijuana dispensaries, and in 2012 the city collected $989,351 in sales and use tax on medical marijuana — about a 40 percent increase over 2011. Slaugh estimated demand for recreational pot would be three to four times that of medical marijuana. But considering the lines last week at the Denver and Pueblo stores, demand could be five times as much. “Why are we thumbing our nose at this thing?” he said. Slaugh is heading up a grassroots effort to overturn Colorado Springs’ ban on recreational marijuana sales. The group, Every Vote Counts, wants to get a question on the November ballot. Council member Jill Gaebler, who favors recreational marijuana sales, said the council should put the issue on the ballot. “That would be the right thing to do at this point,” she said. Manitou Springs, Colo., Mayor Marc Snyder said the Manitou City Council is paying close attention to Denver and Pueblo. The council was to get its first glimpse of a proposed ordinance earlier this week, the day two new council members who favor retail marijuana sales in Manitou were sworn in. The city could be ready to accept applications Jan. 26, Snyder said. Council will use its “conditional use permit” process, which will allow more control over the store operations, Snyder said. The first store could be open by spring. “If they are not compliant with any of the conditions, we bring them right in for an immediate hearing and say, ‘What’s going on?’ ” Snyder said. Early estimates predict Manitou Springs could see about $169,000 in sales tax collections during the first year.
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Project: State agency looking into the issue Continued from Page C-1 and Doors. A blog about the project, posted the window manufacturer’s website, noted more than 330 windows were installed on the 30-unit development. Perkins told The Taos News that her direction to issue the permits came from Rodríguez, though she was asked specifically by Gonzáles at least once about when it would happen. “He had told me he wanted them issued. I told him I don’t have any control over that,” Perkins said. At the time, the town was relying on Taos County for building inspections. But after county staff said the Taos Haus buildings were not ready for a permit, the town took back those responsibilities. Temporary certificates dated Nov. 27 were issued by the town for 16 units. The permits were signed by town employee Juli Skansie. Two days later, Skansie wrote an email to Perkins raising doubts about whether the buildings were ready to be permitted. “Is there a chance that the [temporary certificates of occupancy] were issued prematurely?” Skansie wrote. “Are we sure there was a final [inspection] on the electrical and plumbing; do you know?” The town code requires that electrical, plumbing and mechanical inspections be complete before a temporary certificate of occupancy is issued. Skansie asked Perkins in the same email if they should talk with the state, noting that her license could be in jeopardy. “[The permits] are being issued much earlier than I would have liked,” Perkins responded in an email. “I checked with the town attorney and state statute to make sure we could do these temps and we decided we could.” Perkins said in an interview Wednesday that she had “reservations” about issuing the permits. “I did go to the attorney and told him I didn’t feel comfortable doing this,” Perkins said. Perkins said the push to get the permits issued was so the developer could take advantage of tax credits. She also said it was because of the town’s urgent need for affordable housing. She said the permits do not allow anyone to occupy the buildings until inspections are complete and there are no safety concerns. The town’s approval of the permits came after Perkins had called and written the county, saying the town manager and councilor were repeatedly asking her about when they would be issued. On. Nov. 15, Perkins left a voice mail with a county building official asking about the permits. “I guess I need to talk to you because they keep bringing it up,” Perkins said in the message. “I don’t know if anybody’s called you directly. I’ve suggested they do that. It’s hard for me to be the middle man.” On Nov. 19, Perkins wrote the same county building official an email, again asking if Councilor Gonzáles had called about the permit. Asked about the permits, Gonzáles initially told The Taos News on Monday he did not get involved. “I stayed completely out of it because I did some work for the developer,” Gonzáles said. When the correspondence from Perkins was mentioned, Gonzáles said during the same interview that he had talked to her about the permits but said he only asked when they would be issued. Gonzáles was adamant he did not use his political influence to pressure town staff to get the permits issued, but he said he wants to make it easier for contractors to do business in the town. “I do want to make it as business-friendly as possible, obviously keeping it within the lines of legality,” Gonzáles said. Gonzáles said his professional relationship with Crozier, the project’s developer, dates back to 2002. He said they have an understanding that Crozier can’t “lean” on him as a public official for favors. Crozier did not respond to emails seeking comment. Rodríguez said in an interview Wednesday the town used its discretion to issue the permits because they were an important part of keeping this and other housing developments going. “In an environment like Taos, where there is a dire housing shortage, we are going to work with the builder to make sure those units come on board as fast as possible without compromising public safety,” Rodríguez said. He said the town did not violate its own rules when it issued the certificates without the inspections mentioned in the town code. After the town issued the permits, a county building official wrote an email to the state alleging the certificates were issued without the required inspections. A spokesman for the state Construction Industries Division told The Taos News the agency is “looking into the issue and will be working with the town officials to ensure all codes are followed.”
Artesia man facing trial for death of friend CARLSBAD — An Artesia man is standing trial for the 2011 shooting death of his friend. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports the second-degree murder trial for Jeff Carpenter is expected the continue next week with more witness testimony in Eddy County District Court. Authorities say Carpenter shot 22-year-old Joseph Darras in May 2011 after the pair had run into some trouble with other men at a bar. Carpenter told authorities he and Darras had been drinking, and there was talk of getting their guns and going back to the bar to take care of the trouble. But Carpenter says a gun Darras reached for went off accidentally. The Associated Press
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NEIGHBORS Putting on a clown face, Rev. Tom Woodward says, enables people to overcome inhibitions ‘and see themselves in a different way, and it’s one of the few arts that anyone can succeed at.’ DENNIS CARROLL FOR THE NEW MEXICAN
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here are acts of service and professional courtesy that don’t necessarily result in public awards, but which produce expressions of appreciation that can be rewards in themselves. Such was the case earlier this winter for Ernie Ledoux of the New Mexico Transportation Department’s District 4. A driver returning home to Wyoming was hauling a stack of heavy shelving on Interstate 25, just north of Las Vegas, when a strap holding the load broke. As the driver worked to secure the shelving before it spilled onto the highway, Ledoux stopped to help. He got the shelving adjusted Gussie and secured, and refused Fauntleroy the driver’s offer of comPublic Works pensation for his effort. Not long afterward, however, Ledoux’s bosses received a handwritten note from the driver, who described the event and wrote: “I hope this note will let [Ledoux] and you know how much I appreciate his kindness. You have a great employee in Mr. Ernie Ledoux.” uuu
Woodward in 2002, holding a mirror during a clown ministry performance. Officially retired, Woodward still ministers weekly in Las Vegas, N.M., at St. Paul’s Peace Church, a merged congregation of Episcopalians and Lutherans. COURTESY PHOTO
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o call the Rev. Tom Woodward an “activist” Episcopal priest — more comfortable facing arrest in a civil rights protest than preaching from a pulpit — would be a significant understatement. He has advocated for migrant workers, African Americans, gays and lesbians, and the disabled. And while much of his ministry has centered on human rights, it’s impossible to capture his life’s work and accomplishments in one label. Woodward, 76, who also is a playwright, opera composer, clown and author — he’s written several books — moved from Salinas, Calif., to the Aldea de Santa Fe neighborhood with his wife, Ann, in 2004. He’s officially been retired from the ministry for nine years, but Woodward leaves his home every Sunday and travels to Las Vegas, N.M., where he leads services at St. Paul’s Peace Church. Woodward has focused much of his ministry on young people. He served as a chaplain at several major universities, including the University of Kansas, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Wisconsin. “I love that probing of issues that young people often do,” Woodward said. “And, like them, I have always been open to taking risks. … This is when people are making their decisions about life partners and vocations.” He advised students that “a vocation is the intersection of what most needs to be done and what one needs to do … so writing commercials for cigarettes probably isn’t a vocation.” He tried pastoring several small congregations in the Midwest, but “I always had more energy than there was work to do.” Over the decades, Woodward took advantage of opportunities to share his spiritual message and the New Testament gospels in a variety of ways. “I would do anything necessary to communicate the Christian vision as I saw it,” he said. That search led him to advocate for farmwokers and to protest for equal educational opportunities for blacks. (On at least one occasion, that landed him in jail after he was beaten by police, he said.) Woodward also has led efforts to involve gays and lesbians in the church’s work and to bring a sense of worthiness to the disabled by creating a clown ministry. Since he landed in Santa Fe, Woodward has
El mitote The fourth annual Albuquerque Comic Con takes over Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town this weekend with all manner of guests, including Jonathan Frakes of Star Trek fame, Ray Park, who played Darth Maul in the Star Wars prequels, and Adam Baldwin from Firefly. In addition, there will be comic book artists and vendors, professional wrestlers, Power Rangers and Corey Feldman. Panel discussions and question-and-answer sessions also will be happening throughout the weekend. Make your way to Albuquerque to nerd out with your favorite stars. A two-day pass will
Woodward, in priest collar at back, as part of ‘The Care Fools’ in 1983 in Madison, Wis. Woodward’s clown ministry boosts the confidence of people with mental and physical impairments. COURTESY PHOTO
been writing several plays and co-writing an operetic libretto. His most recent short plays, performed over the past several years in the Santa Fe Playhouse’s Benchwarmers series, deal in great part with his characters’ spiritual conflicts and doubts. Occasionally, they Rev. Tom encounter God and question Woodward his refusal to improve their lives. Woodward cites one of his plays in which God refuses to make a dying man well “because to cure him means that his prosaic life will just keep going on and on.” God eventually simply walks away, leaving the character raging against the Almighty. Woodward also has written lighter stories centered on male characters who act like jerks and then come across women who want to hold them accountable. “They’re about what it means to be a male,” Woodward said. It was at the University of Rochester in New York that Woodward found his calling as a clown. At what he called the “techy school,” he felt too much emphasis was put on communicating through the spoken word. “I thought I would like to try a day on campus without any words, and so I got some makeup and went out as a clown,” he said. “There was a sense of engagement without the speaking,” especially when he would offer someone a red rubber nose.
cost you $25, and if you want your picture taken with Feldman, that will cost you an extra $40. But it somehow seems worth it for such a magical weekend. Buy your tickets and check out the full schedule of events here: http:// tinyurl.com/kod8egl.
Over the years, he expanded his clown ministry — which came to include fire eating, juggling, mime and magic tricks — to teaching clowning at ministerial seminars and using the skill to boost the confidence of people with mental and physical impairments. He recalled a conversation with a cerebral palsy patient who had joined one of Woodward’s clown troupes in Madison, Wis. “He said, ‘This is the first time anybody ever looked at me.’ ” Putting on a clown face, Woodward said, enables people to overcome inhibitions “and see themselves in a different way, and it’s one of the few arts that anyone can succeed at.” At St. Paul’s Peace Church, a merged congregation of Episcopalians and Lutherans in Las Vegas, Woodward’s work centers on building membership and a sound financial basis, and assuring the approximately 25 members “that they will be cared for.” He said the church’s soup kitchen and other charity activities have been put on hold for a year “to build up our base. … We are trying to be a church for the whole city.” That includes working to involve patients at the state mental hospital in the life of the church and community. Woodward also ministers to the sick in Las Vegas, visiting them in their homes on Mondays and Tuesdays. And he hasn’t abandoned his clowning altogether. If you come across Woodward, ask him to swallow a chair for you.
Belated condolences are due to friends and family of New Mexico native and actor Valentin de Vargas. De Vargas starred in Orson Welles’ first film and certified classic Touch Corey Feldman of Evil, as well as alongside John Wayne in Hatari. He had an uncreduuu ited role in The Magnificent Seven and popped up in television series ranging from One of El Mitotero’s sources pointed out Bonanza and Gunsmoke to Kung Fu and Misthat he forgot to mention a New Mexico sightsion: Impossible. Later in life, de Vargas opened a ing at the tribute to Billy Joel at the Kennedy realty firm in Santa Fe, but due to illness, he had Center Honors last week. to relocate to Oklahoma, where he died at 78. Former New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services Secretary John Garcia, a native New Mexican, was front and center during the tribute. If you missed it, you can watch video of the performances here: http://tinyurl.com/ nwa8zpw.
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In other news, the premiere of Killer Women, filmed in New Mexico, aired on ABC on Tuesday. The show revolves around Molly Parker, the lone woman in the male-domi-
Teresa Yardman and P. Todd Gonzales of the Transportation Department’s District 4 have earned formal recognition for their work. Yardman, of the Traffic Section, was selected as the district’s top employee for the fourth quarter of 2013. Yardman serves as a liaison between customers, office staff and field personnel. She is described as a “translator and peacekeeper” who, on a number of occasions, has successfully calmed and worked out issues with a particularly irritable area resident, according to engineer David E. Trujillo. Gonzales, a Clayton-based staff manager, was named District 4’s supervisor of the quarter for his “outstanding job performance … [and] willingness to be a strong team player.” Gonzales was commended in particular for meeting challenges and managing his team “with professional excellence” during the construction of a roadway.
Also in District 4, Gabriel Lucero recently obtained his license as a professional engineer. Lucero previously worked with the district’s Construction Section and now provides services for both the Construction and Bridge Sections. “Gabriel’s desire for success is evident through his perseverance and sheer hard work. This is a significant accomplishment and outstanding achievement,” Trujillo said. uuu
Outdoor and history enthusiasts have multiple opportunities this winter to learn about and experience nature and geology at Cerrillos Hills State Park. A history hike, beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday and led by local historian Bill Baxter, puts the Cerrillos Hills area in the context of New Mexico’s settlement. On Jan. 18, visitors can catch glimpses of sunspots through solar telescopes. For details, call 474-0196 or see the State Parks Division link on emnrd.state.nm.us. If you have news about a public employee, contact Gussie Fauntleroy at email@example.com.
Faces & places On Dec. 21, 2013, Jaime Benage of Los Alamos graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. Benage earned a bachelor’s degree. uuu
These students from Los Alamos have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Eastern New Mexico University: Amethyst Collins, Anna Day, Amanda Dermer, Samara Fellows and Ian Forsyth. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours with a grade-point average between 3.25 and 4.0.
nated Texas Rangers. And she isn’t afraid to kick butt if she has to. It boasts Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara as an executive producer. uuu
We’re slowly but surely getting some more info on A Million Ways to Die in the West, Seth McFarlane’s comedy Western movie. Check out a still showing McFarlane, Neil Patrick Harris, Amanda Seyfried and Charlize Theron in all their Old West finery here: http://tinyurl.com/qxf5kpp. Sofie Vergara
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University of New Mexico men’s basketball coach Craig Neal likes to break down games into individual four-minute segments. On Saturday night in San UNM 69 Jose, Calif., the SanJoseSt. 65 Lobos won the segment that matters most as they outscored San Jose State 12-5 in the final four-plus minutes for a 69-65 road win in Mountain West Conference action. UNM improves to 12-3 overall and 3-0 in league play, good enough for sole possession of second place behind Nevada’s surprising 4-0 start. A heavy favorite coming in, the Lobos showed their weakness against teams that like to shoot the 3-pointer. One of the country’s most prolific teams from distance, San Jose State University (6-10, 0-4) converted 11 of 32 shots from 3-point range to remain in it until the end. Jaleel Williams hit 6 of his 10 shots from distance, but he was off the mark on the two that mattered most. With the Lobos clinging to a 65-63 lead in the final minute, Williams had a 3-point try partially blocked by New Mexico forward Cameron Bairstow, a miss that set up a Kendall Williams free throw at the other end to open a 66-63 lead with 30 seconds remaining. Jaleel Williams had another look from beyond the arc with 20 seconds left, a shot that would have tied the game had it gone in. Bairstow again applied heavy pressure, forcing a miss from the top of the key that set up two more Kendall Williams free throws that essentially iced the game. Bairstow had 15 points and five rebounds while Williams had a team-high 19, including 8 of 11 on free throw attempts. Lobos guard Deshawn Delaney had a career high 12 points. He also doubled his season output for 3-pointers by hitting 3 of his 4 tries from the outside. Alex Kirk had nine points and seven rebounds for UNM, which has won five straight overall. Jaleel Williams had a game-high 24 points for San Jose State. The Spartans used a 15-4 run in the second half to open a 48-43 lead with 10 minutes remaining. The spurt erased what had been UNM’s largest lead of the night until the final minute. The Lobos rallied to tie the game at 48 on a Hugh Greenwood 3-pointer with nine minutes remaining. San Jose State regained the lead and held it until the Aussie combo guard hit another 3 from virtually the same spot deep in the corner just three minutes later to put the Lobos up 55-53. That ignited a wild finish in which the teams exchanged the lead five times and found themselves tied twice. The final change came with exactly three minutes remaining when Kendall Williams drained a 3-pointer from the top of the key to give New Mexico a 61-60 lead it held the rest of the way.
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Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch celebrates with tight end Zach Miller after running for a 31-yard touchdown against the Saints during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s playoff game in Seattle. JOHN FROSCHAUER/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Seattle takes down Saints to reach NFC title game By Tim Booth The Associated Press
SEATTLE — Marshawn Lynch overpowered the Saints in the postseason — again. Lynch ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns, Steven Hauschka kicked three field goals in blustery conditions and Seattle’s defense flustered Drew Brees and New Seahawks 23 Orleans in a 23-15 victory Saturday Saints 15 in the NFC divisional playoff game. The top-seeded Seahawks advanced to the NFC championship game for the second time in franchise history and will host San Francisco or Carolina next Sunday. Seattle last reached the conference title game in the 2005 playoffs. Seattle shut out the Saints in the first half, got Lynch’s first 100-yard game since Week 10 of the regular season and received a spark from the brief return of Percy Harvin before he left with a concussion. Lynch scored on a 15-yard run in the first half and capped the victory with a 31-yard scoring run with 2:40 left that coach Pete Carroll celebrated by jumping into offensive line coach Tom Cable’s arms. Lynch stiff-armed Keenan Lewis on his way to the
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Capital’s Jordan Burks reaches for a rebound Saturday during the first quarter against Albuquerque Academy at Capital High School. For more pictures of Saturday’s game, visit http://tinyurl.com/lb2kuvy. LUIS SÁNCHEZ SATURNO/THE NEW MEXICAN
Patriots rout Indianapolis By Howard Ulman The Associated Press
Jaguars can’t shake inconsistencies, fall to Albuquerque Academy By James Barron The New Mexican
he difference between patience and hesitancy is just a matter of a second. It’s that one second that has the Capital Jaguars in a state of confusion. That was apparent on Saturday night as the Albuquerque Academy Chargers stormed into Edward A. Ortiz Memorial Gymnasium and took a 47-34 win that was not as close as the final score indicated. Capital finished on an 8-0 run to close a 21-point deficit, but it’s what happened up to that point that has the Jaguars a bit perplexed. They looked uncertain in spurts on offensive sets as well as defensive rotations, something that has been a consistent problem for most of
the season. The uncertainty manifested itself in a split second hesitation in making a pass or reversing the ball against the Chargers defense. When Academy had the ball, Capital was slow to rotate to take away Chargers post Chris Martin (18 points) and shooting guard Carlos CdeBaca (14 points, including four 3-pointers in the first quarter). Then again, playing without confidence and certainty are at the heart of a 4-9 start by the Jaguars. “Until we start feeling more comfortable with the rotation and with the system on both ends of the floor, we’re going to have moments like this,” Capital head coach Ben Gomez said. Moments like playing Deming close in a 41-36 loss, but also losing handily to Class AAAAA school Hobbs (87-47) and Arizona school Phoenix Central (63-38) in which Capital struggled almost from the outset and never gained a steady rhythm. Academy (8-4) took advantage of the Jaguars’ funks to fashion leads of 24-12 at the half and 47-26 after Joel Sachs’ transition layup with
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — LeGarrette Blount ran the Patriots into their third straight AFC championship game. The 250-pound back had four touchdown runs, and New England kept Andrew Luck from a second straight comeback win to beat the Indianapolis Colts 43-22 Sunday Patriots 43 night. Colts 22 Blount scored on three 2-yard runs in the first half, then burst through the right side of the line and rambled 73 yards into the end zone, where he placed the ball gently on the ground made soggy by a game-long rain. He finished with 166 yards on 24 carries. On the next series, Luck threw his third interception and the Patriots capitalized with Stevan Ridley’s second touchdown run, a 1-yarder that finished the scoring with 11:12 left. The Patriots (13-4) will face the winner of the game Sunday between the Broncos and Chargers. It will be in Denver if the Broncos win, and New England will host it if the Chargers win. The Colts (12-6) never led. Blount joined Ricky Watters, who had five touch-
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Yankees’ A-Rod handed a 162-game suspension Rodriguez to appeal arbitrator’s ruling in Biogenesis scandal By Mike DiGiovanna Los Angeles Times
New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez reacts after striking out during the second inning of a game on Aug. 20, 2013, at Yankee Stadium in New York. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO
LOS ANGELES — A long and contentious legal battle between Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball came to a head Saturday when arbitrator Fredric Horowitz slapped the New York Yankees slugger with a 162-game, possibly
career-ending suspension. The ruling reduced an original 211-game penalty but banned Rodriguez for the 2014 season and postseason. Rodriguez, punished for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal, has vowed to continue his fight. His attorney said he will file a suit in federal court Monday contesting Saturday’s decision. Rodriguez plans to report to spring training in February in Tampa, Fla. “The number of games sadly comes as no surprise, as the deck has been stacked against me from day one,” Rodriguez, a three-time
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American League most valuable player and 14-time All-Star, said in a statement. “This is one man’s decision, that was not put before a fair and impartial jury, does not involve me having failed a single drug test, is at odds with the facts and is inconsistent with the terms of the Joint Drug Agreement and the Basic Agreement, and relies on testimony and documents that would never have been allowed in any court because they are false and wholly unreliable.” Rodriguez, 38, will seek an
injunction that would allow him to play next season while awaiting trial. But for a federal judge to issue such an order, Rodriguez must show a strong probability of success at trial and that he will suffer irreparable harm beyond the financial ramifications of the ban, namely, a lost year of his career he can’t get back. Daniel Lazaroff, a professor at the Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, said the chance of Rodriguez winning such an injunction “is about
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FOOTBALL FOOTBALL NFL PLAYOFFS Divisional Playoffs Saturday’s Games Seattle 23, New Orleans 15 New England 43, Indianpolis 22 Sunday’s Games San Fran at Carolina, 11:05 a.m. (FOX) San Diego at Denver, 2:40 p.m. (CBS)
Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 19 New England vs. San Diego-Denver winner, 1 p.m. (CBS) San Francisco-Carolina winner at Seattle, 4:30 p.m. (FOX)
Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 26 - At Honolulu TBD, 5:30 p.m. (NBC)
Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2 - At East Rutherford, N.J. AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 4:30 p.m. (FOX)
Seahawks 23, Saints 15 New Orleans 0 0 0 15—15 Seattle 6 10 0 7—23 First Quarter Sea—FG Hauschka 38, 10:19. Sea—FG Hauschka 49, :37. Second Quarter Sea—Lynch 15 run (Hauschka kick), 14:17. Sea—FG Hauschka 26, 1:18. Fourth Quarter NO—K.Robinson 1 run (Ingram run), 13:11. Sea—Lynch 31 run (Hauschka kick), 2:40. NO—Colston 9 pass from Brees (S.Graham kick), :26. A—68,388. NO Sea First downs 25 13 Total Net Yards 409 277 Rushes-yards 26-108 35-174 Passing 301 103 Punt Returns 0-0 1-5 Kickoff Returns 2-43 1-21 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 24-43-0 9-18-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 1-8 3-0 Punts 4-38.8 6-36.7 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 0-0 Penalties-Yards 8-74 6-52 Time of Possession 30:30 29:30 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—New Orleans, K.Robinson 13-57, Ingram 10-49, Sproles 3-2. Seattle, Lynch 28-140, Wilson 3-16, Turbin 3-9, Harvin 1-9. PASSING—New Orleans, Brees 24-430-309. Seattle, Wilson 9-18-0-103. RECEIVING—New Orleans, Colston 11-144, Sproles 5-32, Meachem 2-69, Moore 2-20, Hill 1-23, K.Robinson 1-13, J.Graham 1-8, Watson 1-0. Seattle, Harvin 3-21, Baldwin 2-30, Kearse 1-25, Tate 1-13, Miller 1-11, Lynch 1-3. MISSED FIELD GOALS—New Orleans, S.Graham 45 (WL), 48 (WL).
Patriots 43, Colts 22 Indianapolis 7 5 10 0—22 New England 14 7 8 14—43 First Quarter NE—Blount 2 run (Gostkowski kick), 13:41. NE—Blount 2 run (Gostkowski kick), 7:17. Ind—Brazill 38 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick), 4:35. Second Quarter NE—Blount 2 run (Gostkowski kick), 10:54. Ind—FG Vinatieri 36, 5:35. Ind—Team safety, 2:18. Third Quarter Ind—FG Vinatieri 21, 10:03. NE—Ridley 3 run (Ridley run), 6:18. Ind—Brazill 35 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick), 5:01. Fourth Quarter NE—Blount 73 run (Gostkowski kick), 12:55. NE—Ridley 1 run (Gostkowski kick), 11:12. A—68,756. Ind NE First downs 16 23 Total Net Yards 386 419 Rushes-yards 21-69 46-234 Passing 317 185 Punt Returns 3-5 5-36 Kickoff Returns 1-16 2-37 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 4-50 Comp-Att-Int 20-41-4 13-25-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 3-14 2-13 Punts 5-51.8 6-44.0 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-0 Penalties-Yards 4-42 4-35 Time of Possession 25:00 35:00 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Indianapolis, D.Brown 17-63, Luck 1-5, Richardson 3-1. New England, Blount 24-166, Ridley 14-52, Vereen 5-17, Allen 1-0, Develin 1-0, Brady 1-(minus 1). PASSING—Indianapolis, Luck 20-41-4331. New England, Brady 13-25-0-198. RECEIVING—Indianapolis, Fleener 6-74, Whalen 5-67, Hilton 4-103, Brazill 2-73, Doyle 1-7, Havili 1-4, D.Brown 1-3. New England, Edelman 6-84, Amendola 3-77, Vereen 2-16, Collie 1-15, Hoomanawanui 1-6. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.
TENNIS TENNIS ATP-WTA TOUR Apia International Saturday At Olympic Park Tennis Centre, Sydney, Australia Purse: Men, $511,825 (WT250); Women, $710,000 (Premier) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Men Singles Championship Juan Martin del Potro (1), Argentina, def. Bernard Tomic, Australia, 6-3, 6-1. Men Doubles Championship Daniel Nestor, Canada, and Nenad Zimonjic, Serbia, def. Rohan Bopanna, India, and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi (3), Pakistan, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (3).
GOLF GOLF PGA TOUR Sony Open Saturday At Waialae Country Club, Honolulu; Purse: $5.6 million Yardage: 7,044; Par: 70 Third Round Chris Kirk 64-69-65—198 Will Wilcox 69-66-64—199 Harris English 66-66-67—199 Jerry Kelly 67-67-66—200 Jimmy Walker 66-67-67—200 Jeff Overton 68-68-65—201 Robert Allenby 68-68-65—201 Retief Goosen 66-69-66—201 Pat Perez 68-67-66—201 Zach Johnson 68-67-66—201 Brian Stuard 65-65-71—201 Hideto Tanihara 66-65-70—201 John Peterson 68-69-65—202 Brendon Todd 70-66-66—202 Jason Dufner 67-68-67—202 Ryan Palmer 65-70-67—202 Marc Leishman 67-64-71—202 Heath Slocum 69-69-65—203 Justin Leonard 68-66-69—203 Hudson Swafford 70-64-69—203 Greg Chalmers 68-66-69—203 Matt Every 69-65-69—203 Chris Stroud 68-65-70—203 Sang-Moon Bae 63-70-70—203
NBA Eastern Conference Atlantic Toronto Brooklyn New York Boston Philadelphia Southeast Miami Atlanta Washington Charlotte Orlando Central Indiana Chicago Detroit Cleveland Milwaukee
W 18 15 14 13 12 W 27 20 16 15 10 W 29 17 16 13 7
L 17 22 22 24 25 L 10 17 19 23 27 L 7 18 22 23 29
Pct .514 .405 .389 .351 .324 Pct .730 .541 .457 .395 .270 Pct .806 .486 .421 .361 .194
GB — 4 4½ 6 7 GB — 7 10 12½ 17 GB — 11½ 14 16 22
Western Conference Southwest W L Pct GB San Antonio 28 8 .778 — Houston 24 14 .632 5 Dallas 22 16 .579 7 Memphis 16 19 .457 11½ New Orleans 15 21 .417 13 Northwest W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 28 9 .757 — Portland 27 9 .750 ½ Denver 19 17 .528 8½ Minnesota 18 18 .500 9½ Utah 12 26 .316 16½ Paciﬁc W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 26 13 .667 — Golden State 25 14 .641 1 Phoenix 21 15 .583 3½ L.A. Lakers 14 23 .378 11 Sacramento 12 22 .353 11½ Saturday’s Games Houston 114, Washington 107 Toronto 96, Brooklyn 80 New York 102, Philadelphia 92 Detroit 110, Phoenix 108 Chicago 103, Charlotte 97 Oklahoma City 101, Milwaukee 85 Dallas 110, New Orleans 107 Denver 120, Orlando 94 Boston at Portland Sunday’s Games Cleveland at Sacramento, 4 p.m. Atlanta at Memphis, 4 p.m. Minnesota at San Antonio, 5 p.m.
Nuggets 120, Magic 94 ORLANDO (94) Harkless 1-4 0-0 3, Harris 8-17 6-8 22, Davis 8-14 4-6 20, Nelson 4-9 0-0 10, Oladipo 6-11 3-5 15, Maxiell 0-0 0-0 0, Moore 5-10 0-0 10, Nicholson 1-5 0-0 2, Lamb 3-12 1-2 8, O’Quinn 1-2 2-2 4. Totals 37-84 16-23 94. DENVER (120) Q.Miller 5-13 6-6 16, Faried 8-14 1-3 17, Hickson 6-12 1-1 13, Lawson 6-11 0-2 16, Foye 5-10 5-5 18, Fournier 7-8 1-3 18, Mozgov 4-8 6-6 14, Robinson 2-4 0-0 5, Arthur 0-3 0-0 0, Hamilton 1-4 0-0 3. Totals 44-87 20-26 120. Orlando 25 22 19 28—94 Denver 34 35 23 28—120 3-Point Goals—Orlando 4-20 (Nelson 2-6, Harkless 1-2, Lamb 1-5, Moore 0-1, Harris 0-1, Nicholson 0-2, Oladipo 0-3), Denver 12-28 (Lawson 4-5, Fournier 3-3, Foye 3-8, Robinson 1-2, Hamilton 1-3, Hickson 0-1, Q.Miller 0-6). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Orlando 50 (Harris 9), Denver 53 (Q.Miller 11). Assists—Orlando 23 (Nelson 7), Denver 30 (Lawson 8). Total Fouls—Orlando 19, Denver 21. Technicals—Nelson. A—17,947 (19,155).
Mavericks 110, Pelicans 107 NEW ORLEANS (107) Aminu 6-9 3-3 15, Davis 10-17 8-10 28, Smith 3-6 4-5 10, Roberts 2-10 3-3 7, Gordon 7-14 3-4 20, Stiemsma 0-1 2-2 2, Ajinca 1-1 0-0 2, Rivers 3-10 2-4 9, Miller 4-5 0-0 12, Withey 1-2 0-0 2, Morrow 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 37-77 25-31 107. DALLAS (110) Crowder 1-5 2-2 5, Nowitzki 10-20 15-16 40, Dalembert 2-4 0-0 4, Calderon 5-10 3-4 17, Ellis 7-13 12-15 26, Carter 3-9 3-4 10, Wright 2-3 4-4 8, Blair 0-0 0-0 0, Larkin 0-3 0-0 0, Ledo 0-0 0-0 0, Mekel 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-67 39-45 110. New Orleans 22 15 40 30—107 Dallas 17 25 42 26—110 3-Point Goals—New Orleans 8-19 (Miller 4-5, Gordon 3-6, Rivers 1-3, Morrow 0-2, Roberts 0-3), Dallas 11-27 (Nowitzki 5-9, Calderon 4-7, Crowder 1-4, Carter 1-5, Larkin 0-1, Ellis 0-1). Fouled Out—Gordon, Smith. Rebounds—New Orleans 53 (Davis 14), Dallas 36 (Dalembert 9). Assists— New Orleans 22 (Roberts 8), Dallas 20 (Calderon 5). Total Fouls—New Orleans 33, Dallas 23. A—20,116 (19,200).
Bulls 103, Bobcats 97 CHARLOTTE (97) Douglas-Roberts 0-1 0-0 0, McRoberts 4-11 0-0 9, Jefferson 10-22 0-0 20, Walker 10-20 7-8 29, Henderson 10-16 9-9 30, Zeller 2-3 1-1 5, Tolliver 0-0 0-0 0, Biyombo 0-1 0-0 0, Sessions 1-5 2-2 4, Pargo 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-79 19-20 97. CHICAGO (103) Dunleavy 8-17 0-0 17, Boozer 6-17 0-0 12, Noah 7-12 5-5 19, Hinrich 3-8 4-6 12, Snell 0-2 0-0 0, Augustin 6-13 7-7 20, Gibson 4-7 4-6 12, Martin 4-5 1-2 11, Mohammed 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-81 21-26 103. Charlotte 17 25 28 27—97 Chicago 24 28 18 33—103 3-Point Goals—Charlotte 4-11 (Walker 2-5, Henderson 1-1, McRoberts 1-5), Chicago 6-14 (Martin 2-2, Hinrich 2-5, Dunleavy 1-3, Augustin 1-3, Snell 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Charlotte 39 (Jefferson 11), Chicago 52 (Noah 14). Assists—Charlotte 18 (Walker 5), Chicago 26 (Augustin 12). Total Fouls—Charlotte 23, Chicago 19. Technicals—McRoberts. A—21,413 (20,917).
Rockets 114, Wizards 107 HOUSTON (114) Brewer 1-2 0-0 2, Jones 7-14 5-5 19, Howard 10-17 3-10 23, Lin 5-11 8-10 18, Harden 7-14 8-9 25, Garcia 2-3 0-0 6, Casspi 4-5 4-4 14, Brooks 1-5 0-0 3, Smith 1-2 2-4 4. Totals 38-73 30-42 114. WASHINGTON (107) Ariza 7-16 6-7 23, Booker 4-5 0-0 8, Gortat 2-4 1-2 5, Wall 8-22 6-8 23, Beal 4-16 5-5 13, Nene 3-10 2-6 8, Webster 1-3 0-0 3, Vesely 1-2 0-0 2, Porter Jr. 0-1 0-0 0, Temple 2-3 0-0 4, Seraphin 8-13 2-3 18. Totals 40-95 22-31 107. Houston 29 34 31 20—114 Washington 29 17 33 28—107 3-Point Goals—Houston 8-18 (Harden 3-5, Garcia 2-2, Casspi 2-2, Brooks 1-4, Brewer 0-1, Jones 0-1, Lin 0-3), Washington 5-19 (Ariza 3-9, Webster 1-3, Wall 1-3, Beal 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Houston 55 (Jones 17), Washington 56 (Ariza 14). Assists— Houston 22 (Lin 8), Washington 24 (Wall 10). Total Fouls—Houston 25, Washington 32. A—17,454 (20,308).
Thunder 101, Bucks 85 MILWAUKEE (85) Middleton 3-14 1-3 8, Ilyasova 3-9 0-0 8, Sanders 0-1 0-0 0, Knight 6-15 0-0 13, Antetokounmpo 5-12 3-4 13, Raduljica 3-6 3-3 9, Mayo 5-11 2-4 16, Ridnour 6-11 0-0 16, Udoh 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 32-81 9-14 85.
OKLAHOMA CITY (101) Durant 8-18 15-17 33, Ibaka 7-14 2-2 17, Perkins 1-5 1-2 3, Jackson 1-8 0-0 2, Sefolosha 6-16 0-0 14, Fisher 4-9 0-0 10, Adams 0-2 1-4 1, Lamb 6-10 2-2 17, Collison 2-3 0-0 4, Jones 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 35-86 21-27 101. Milwaukee 10 25 27 23—85 Oklahoma City 14 24 39 24—101 3-Point Goals—Milwaukee 12-31 (Ridnour 4-5, Mayo 4-8, Ilyasova 2-4, Middleton 1-3, Knight 1-8, Antetokounmpo 0-3), Oklahoma City 10-25 (Lamb 3-5, Fisher 2-4, Durant 2-5, Sefolosha 2-6, Ibaka 1-2, Jones 0-1, Jackson 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Milwaukee 45 (Antetokounmpo 11), Oklahoma City 66 (Ibaka 17). Assists—Milwaukee 22 (Ridnour, Antetokounmpo 5), Oklahoma City 24 (Durant 7). Total Fouls—Milwaukee 23, Oklahoma City 16. Technicals— Mayo. Flagrant Fouls—Sanders. Ejected—Sanders. A—18,203 (18,203).
Pistons 110, Suns 108 PHOENIX (108) Tucker 6-13 2-2 17, Frye 7-14 2-4 21, Plumlee 6-10 0-0 12, Dragic 4-9 5-6 15, Green 5-17 4-5 15, Mark.Morris 0-4 0-0 0, Barbosa 3-9 2-2 9, Len 0-1 0-0 0, I.Smith 1-7 0-0 2, Marc.Morris 5-10 6-6 17. Totals 37-94 21-25 108. DETROIT (110) J.Smith 11-16 2-3 25, Monroe 6-14 8-11 20, Drummond 5-9 3-7 13, Jennings 4-14 0-0 8, Caldwell-Pope 4-8 0-0 9, Singler 3-9 0-0 6, Stuckey 3-8 2-2 8, Bynum 6-11 4-4 16, Villanueva 2-5 0-0 5. Totals 44-94 19-27 110. Phoenix 21 30 28 29—108 Detroit 35 29 25 21—110 3-Point Goals—Phoenix 13-35 (Frye 5-10, Tucker 3-5, Dragic 2-4, Barbosa 1-3, Marc.Morris 1-4, Green 1-7, Mark. Morris 0-1, I.Smith 0-1), Detroit 3-17 (J.Smith 1-1, Villanueva 1-4, CaldwellPope 1-4, Singler 0-3, Jennings 0-5). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Phoenix 51 (Tucker 11), Detroit 68 (Drummond 13). Assists—Phoenix 24 (Dragic 8), Detroit 32 (Jennings 18). Total Fouls—Phoenix 23, Detroit 19. A—15,224 (22,076).
Knicks 102, 76ers 92 NEW YORK (102) Anthony 8-21 2-3 18, Martin 4-5 0-0 8, Bargnani 4-9 2-2 10, Felton 3-11 3-4 9, Shumpert 2-9 1-2 7, Stoudemire 8-10 5-5 21, Hardaway Jr. 2-3 2-2 7, Murry 3-6 2-3 8, Smith 5-8 1-2 14, Tyler 0-0 0-0 0, Aldrich 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-82 18-23 102. PHILADELPHIA (92) Turner 4-11 3-4 12, Young 7-16 1-2 15, Hawes 6-14 4-4 17, Carter-Williams 3-6 5-6 11, Anderson 8-13 0-0 17, Thompson 2-3 0-0 4, Davies 0-2 0-0 0, Wroten 4-9 2-5 11, Williams 2-4 0-0 5. Totals 36-78 15-21 92. New York 20 32 32 18—102 Philadelphia 28 12 28 24—92 3-Point Goals—New York 6-18 (Smith 3-4, Shumpert 2-6, Hardaway Jr. 1-2, Felton 0-1, Bargnani 0-2, Anthony 0-3), Philadelphia 5-19 (Wroten 1-1, Williams 1-3, Turner 1-4, Hawes 1-4, Anderson 1-4, Carter-Williams 0-1, Young 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—New York 50 (Anthony 9), Philadelphia 46 (Hawes, Anderson, Carter-Williams 7). Assists—New York 26 (Anthony 7), Philadelphia 22 (Carter-Williams 7). Total Fouls—New York 20, Philadelphia 20. Technicals— Hawes, Philadelphia Bench. Flagrant Fouls—Martin. A—16,278 (20,328).
Raptors 96, Nets 80 BROOKLYN (80) J.Johnson 4-13 3-4 11, Pierce 5-9 3-5 15, Plumlee 3-5 0-1 6, Livingston 3-11 2-4 8, Anderson 3-8 4-4 13, Evans 0-1 0-0 0, Teletovic 3-10 0-0 8, Terry 2-4 0-0 5, Kirilenko 3-6 0-0 6, Blatche 3-5 0-0 6, Taylor 0-2 0-0 0, Shengelia 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 30-75 12-18 80. TORONTO (96) Ross 4-10 3-4 14, A.Johnson 1-6 1-2 3, Valanciunas 2-9 4-6 8, Lowry 4-11 1-2 12, DeRozan 9-18 7-8 26, Salmons 5-5 0-0 13, Patterson 5-12 3-4 14, Hayes 1-3 2-2 4, Vasquez 1-5 0-0 2, Stone 0-0 0-0 0, Novak 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-79 21-28 96. Brooklyn 18 24 22 16—80 Toronto 24 23 21 28—96 3-Point Goals—Brooklyn 8-25 (Anderson 3-6, Pierce 2-5, Teletovic 2-8, Terry 1-2, J.Johnson 0-4), Toronto 11-25 (Salmons 3-3, Lowry 3-7, Ross 3-8, DeRozan 1-1, Patterson 1-2, A.Johnson 0-1, Vasquez 0-3). Fouled Out—Plumlee. Rebounds—Brooklyn 46 (J.Johnson 6), Toronto 59 (Patterson 12). Assists—Brooklyn 14 (J.Johnson 6), Toronto 16 (DeRozan 5). Total Fouls—Brooklyn 26, Toronto 21. Technicals—DeRozan. A—19,800 (19,800).
Trail Blazers 112, Celtics 104 BOSTON (104) Green 6-15 4-7 16, Bass 3-6 1-2 7, Humphries 4-8 2-2 10, Crawford 6-16 0-0 13, Bradley 11-19 2-2 25, Sullinger 6-15 0-0 14, Bayless 6-10 0-0 12, Wallace 1-2 0-0 2, Olynyk 1-4 3-4 5, Pressey 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 44-95 12-17 104. PORTLAND (112) Batum 6-14 2-2 16, Aldridge 8-15 5-6 21, Lopez 5-13 5-5 15, Lillard 5-15 4-5 15, Matthews 5-12 6-6 18, Williams 4-9 0-0 11, Freeland 2-6 0-2 4, McCollum 4-6 0-0 10, Robinson 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 40-93 22-26 112. Boston 32 28 26 18—104 Portland 27 31 32 22—112 3-Point Goals—Boston 4-14 (Sullinger 2-4, Bradley 1-2, Crawford 1-3, Bayless 0-1, Green 0-4), Portland 10-21 (Williams 3-5, McCollum 2-3, Matthews 2-4, Batum 2-5, Lillard 1-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Boston 52 (Sullinger 10), Portland 61 (Lopez, Aldridge 13). Assists—Boston 25 (Bayless, Crawford 6), Portland 29 (Batum 7). Total Fouls—Boston 22, Portland 14. Technicals—Bass. A—20,011 (19,980).
Nuggets 120, Magic 94 ORLANDO (94) Harkless 1-4 0-0 3, Harris 8-17 6-8 22, Davis 8-14 4-6 20, Nelson 4-9 0-0 10, Oladipo 6-11 3-5 15, Maxiell 0-0 0-0 0, Moore 5-10 0-0 10, Nicholson 1-5 0-0 2, Lamb 3-12 1-2 8, O’Quinn 1-2 2-2 4. Totals 37-84 16-23 94. DENVER (120) Q.Miller 5-13 6-6 16, Faried 8-14 1-3 17, Hickson 6-12 1-1 13, Lawson 6-11 0-2 16, Foye 5-10 5-5 18, Fournier 7-8 1-3 18, Mozgov 4-8 6-6 14, Robinson 2-4 0-0 5, Arthur 0-3 0-0 0, Hamilton 1-4 0-0 3. Totals 44-87 20-26 120. Orlando 25 22 19 28—94 Denver 34 35 23 28—120 3-Point Goals—Orlando 4-20 (Nelson 2-6, Harkless 1-2, Lamb 1-5, Moore 0-1, Harris 0-1, Nicholson 0-2, Oladipo 0-3), Denver 12-28 (Lawson 4-5, Fournier 3-3, Foye 3-8, Robinson 1-2, Hamilton 1-3, Hickson 0-1, Q.Miller 0-6). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Orlando 50 (Harris 9), Denver 53 (Q.Miller 11). Assists—Orlando 23 (Nelson 7), Denver 30 (Lawson 8). Total Fouls—Orlando 19, Denver 21. Technicals—Nelson. A—17,947 (19,155).
NCAA Men’s Top 25 Saturday’s Games No. 2 Syracuse 57 North Carolina 45 No. 5 Michigan State 87 Minnesota 75 No. 6 Wichita St 72, Missouri St 69, OT No. 7 Baylor 88 TCU 62 No. 8 Villanova 74 St. John’s 67 Oklahoma 87 No. 9 Iowa State 82 No. 10 Florida 84 Arkansas 82 No. 11 Okla.State 73 West Virginia 72 No. 14 Kentucky 71 Vanderbilt 62 Clemson 72 No. 16 Duke 59 No. 18 Kansas 86 No. 25 Kansas St. 60 No. 19 UMass 73 St. Bonaventure 68 No. 21 Missouri 70 Auburn 68 No. 24 Memphis 79 Temple 69
Men’s Division I Saturday’s Games East American U. 69, Colgate 62 Army 60, Navy 55 Boston U. 89, Lafayette 78 Brown 91, Daniel Webster 50 Bucknell 61, Holy Cross 57 Buffalo 76, E. Michigan 66 Columbia 104, Cent. Pennsylvania 78 Cornell 77, Oberlin 55 Drexel 93, Northeastern 88, 2OT George Wash. 69, Rhode Island 56 Harvard 61, Dartmouth 45 Hofstra 75, Coll. of Charleston 71 Indiana 79, Penn St. 76 Loyola (Md.) 72, Lehigh 68 Mass.-Lowell 71, Binghamton 59 Memphis 79, Temple 69 Mnt St. Mary’s 88, St. Francis (NY) 82 Oklahoma St. 73, West Virginia 72 Penn 77, Princeton 74 Pittsburgh 80, Wake Forest 65 Richmond 77, Fordham 74, OT Robert Morris 71, Bryant 67 Scrd Heart 71, Fairleigh Dickinson 67 St. Francis (Pa.) 75, CCSU 67 Syracuse 57, North Carolina 45 Towson 60, UNC Wilmington 53 UConn 84, UCF 61 UMBC 79, Maine 76 UMass 73, St. Bonaventure 68 Vermont 68, Albany (NY) 38 Villanova 74, St. John’s 67 Wagner 84, LIU Brooklyn 70 Yale 88, Baruch 49 Southwest Baylor 88, TCU 62 Florida 84, Arkansas 82, OT McNeese St. 74, Lamar 59 Oklahoma 87, Iowa St. 82 Oral Roberts 93, Cent. Arkansas 80 Sam Houston St. 88, Nicholls St. 61 Seattle 64, Texas-Pan American 46 Step F. Austin 80, Texas A&M-CC 70 Tulane 73, North Texas 62 UTSA 85, Charlotte 77 Far West Cal Poly 72, UC Santa Barbara 64 E. Washington 77, Montana St. 72 Long Beach St. 99, UC Davis 74 Nevada 62, Utah St. 54 Paciﬁc 80, Santa Clara 68 St Mary’s (Cal) 88, San Francisco 73 Midwest Chicago St. 68, UMKC 66 Cincinnati 71, Rutgers 51 Evansville 75, S. Illinois 69 Georgetown 70, Butler 67, OT IPFW 82, S. Dakota St. 75 Indiana St. 62, Bradley 59 Kansas 86, Kansas St. 60 Kent St. 86, Ball St. 74 Marquette 67, Seton Hall 66 Michigan St. 87, Minnesota 75, OT N. Dakota St. 87, IUPUI 64 Oakland 77, Detroit 69 SE Missouri 102, Tennessee St. 94 Saint Louis 67, Dayton 59 South Dakota 59, Denver 54 Toledo 86, Cent. Michigan 71 W. Michigan 78, Miami (Ohio) 77, OT Weber St. 72, North Dakota 60 South Alabama St. 93, MVSU 62 Alcorn St. 64, Jackson St. 51 Ark.-Pine Bluff 72, Alabama A&M 64 Belmont 87, UT-Martin 72 Boston College 62, Virginia Tech 59 Campbell 75, Longwood 67 Chattanooga 70, Wofford 69 Clemson 72, Duke 59 Coastal Carolina 81, Gardner-Webb 69 Davidson 78, Appalachian St. 66 Delaware 78, James Madison 74 E. Illinois 56, Jacksonville St. 48 E. Kentucky 76, Morehead St. 65 ETSU 74, N. Kentucky 65 Elon 74, The Citadel 65 Florida A&M 63, NC Central 60 Georgia 66, Alabama 58 Georgia Tech 74, Notre Dame 69 Hampton 73, Delaware St. 60 Incarnate Word 78, New Orleans 55 Jacksonville 76, Florida Gulf Coast 69 Kentucky 71, Vanderbilt 62 LSU 71, South Carolina 68 Liberty 85, VMI 80 Louisiana-Lafayette 90, TexasArlington 70 Middle Tennessee 89, UAB 84, OT Mississippi St. 76, Mississippi 72 Missouri 70, Auburn 68 Morgan St. 73, SC State 56 NC A&T 70, Bethune-Cookman 67 Norfolk St. 66, Md.-Eastern Shore 62 North Florida 74, Stetson 60 Old Dominion 81, East Carolina 70 SC-Upstate 84, Lipscomb 70 SE Louisiana 85, Abil Christian 77, 2OT Samford 57, Furman 55 Savannah St. 75, Coppin St. 53 Texas A&M 57, Tennessee 56 Texas St. 61, Louisiana-Monroe 36 UNC Asheville 84, Presbyterian 70 Virginia 76, NC State 45 W. Carolina 68, Georgia Southern 67 Winthrop 85, Charleston Southern 68
Women’s Top 25 Saturday’s Games No. 1 UConn 80 Temple 36 No. 7 Baylor 80 TCU 46 No. 15 Oklahoma St. 69 No. 11 Iowa St. 62 Ohio State 70 No. 22 Indiana 51 Gonzaga 79 No. 24 San Diego 50
Women’s Division I Saturday’s Games East American U. 72, Colgate 55 Bucknell 83, Holy Cross 79, OT CCSU 80, Wagner 71 Creighton 97, Providence 65 Fordham 70, Richmond 59 Georgetown 85, Butler 79 Harvard 73, Dartmouth 63 La Salle 78, UMass 41 Lafayette 68, Boston U. 63 Loyola (Md.) 70, Lehigh 64 Maine 64, Binghamton 51 Marist 60, Fairﬁeld 36 NJIT 48, Brown 43 Navy 74, Army 64 New Hampshire 71, Stony Brook 68, OT Princeton 84, Penn 53 Rhode Island 59, George Mason 40 Robert Morris 84, Bryant 73 Rutgers 64, SMU 54 Sacred Heart 84, Mount St. Mary’s 78 Seton Hall 64, Villanova 56 St. Francis (NY) 69, LIU Brooklyn 48 St. Francis (Pa.) 111, Fairleigh Dickinson 89 UConn 80, Temple 36
Far West BYU 75, Portland 68 Cal Poly 88, UC Santa Barbara 70 Fresno St. 60, Colorado St. 50 Gonzaga 79, San Diego 50 Grand Canyon 88, Utah Valley 51 Idaho 79, New Mexico St. 51 Loyola Marymount 76, Pepperdine 64 Montana 94, Portland St. 58 Montana St. 78, E. Washington 74 N. Colorado 62, Idaho St. 55 New Mexico 80, San Jose St. 68 North Dakota 83, Weber St. 72 Oregon St. 88, Oregon 80 Paciﬁc 88, Santa Clara 68 S. Utah 97, Sacramento St. 79 St Mary’s (Cal) 86, San Francisco 67 San Diego St. 72, Air Force 39 Seattle 84, Texas-Pan American 62 UC Davis 63, Long Beach St. 60 UC Irvine 90, UC Riverside 78 Washington St. 85, Washington 76 Wyoming 55, Boise St. 48 South Alabama A&M 87, Ark.-Pine Bluff 63 Appalachian St. 61, Samford 47 Bellarmine 85, Missouri St. 65 Campbell 75, Coastal Carolina 68 Charleston Southern 56, High Point 53 Charlotte 61, North Texas 59 Chattanooga 77, W. Carolina 57 Coppin St. 68, Savannah St. 53 Davidson 67, Elon 62 E. Kentucky 79, Morehead St. 58 FAU 97, Rice 69 FIU 76, East Carolina 75, OT Florida Gulf Coast 72, SC-Upstate 45 Furman 82, Wofford 58 Georgia Sthrn 74, UNC-Greensboro 71 Hampton 79, Delaware St. 39 Incarnate Word 67, New Orleans 38 Jackson St. 64, Alcorn St. 52 Jacksonville 74, North Florida 42 Jacksonville St. 61, E. Illinois 46 Liberty 59, Presbyterian 51 Longwood 59, Gardner-Webb 57 Louis-Lafay 66, Texas-Arlington 64 Louisiana-Monroe 78, Texas St. 52
NHL Eastern Conference Atlantic GP W Boston 45 29 Tampa Bay 45 27 Montreal 46 26 Detroit 45 20 Ottawa 46 20 Toronto 46 21 Florida 45 17 Buffalo 43 12 Metro GP W Pittsburgh 47 33 Washington 44 22 Philadelphia 45 23 N.Y. Rangers 46 23 Carolina 45 19 New Jersey 46 19 Columbus 45 21 N.Y. Islanders 46 17
MVSU 56, Alabama St. 54 Memphis 88, UCF 52 Mercer 79, Lipscomb 72 Middle Tenn 68, Louisiana Tech 51 Murray St. 76, Austin Peay 68 N. Kentucky 79, Kennesaw St. 51 NC A&T 69, Bethune-Cookman 55 NC Central 71, Florida A&M 64 Norfolk St. 73, Md.-Eastern Shore 66 SC State 80, Morgan St. 53 Southern Miss. 70, UTSA 57 Southern U. 100, Grambling St. 92 Stetson 91, ETSU 62 Tenn Tech 72, SIU-Edwardsville 66 Tulane 92, Old Dominion 62 UAB 63, Marshall 57 UNC Asheville 68, Radford 61 UT-Martin 82, Belmont 53 Midwest Dayton 73, St. Bonaventure 59 Duquesne 59, Saint Louis 47 IUPUI 71, N. Dakota St. 46 Kansas 67, Texas Tech 46 Marquette 73, Xavier 67 Milwaukee 75, Green Bay 64 Oakland 78, Detroit 63 Ohio St. 70, Indiana 51 Oklahoma St. 69, Iowa St. 62 S. Dakota St. 77, IPFW 60 St. John’s 96, DePaul 86 Tennessee St. 75, SE Missouri 67 UMKC 83, Chicago St. 60 W. Illinois 84, Nebraska-Omaha 62 Youngstown St. 69, Ill.-Chicago 58 Southwest Arkansas St. 73, South Alabama 60 Baylor 80, TCU 46 Cincinnati 59, Houston 50 Houston Baptist 67, N.western St. 56 Lamar 72, McNeese St. 58 Oklahoma 61, Kansas St. 50 Oral Roberts 70, Cent. Arkansas 60 Sam Houston St. 51, Nicholls St. 50 Step F. Austin 58, Texas A&M-CC 51 Texas Southern 62, Prairie View 59 UALR 69, Troy 52 UTEP 97, Tulsa 66
L OL 14 2 14 4 15 5 15 10 18 8 20 5 21 7 26 5 L OL 12 2 16 6 18 4 20 3 17 9 18 9 20 4 22 7
Pts GF GA 60 129 98 58 132 109 57 117 107 50 118 126 48 131 146 47 125 141 41 105 139 29 75 120 Pts GF GA 68 152 112 50 135 133 50 120 125 49 114 123 47 111 128 47 106 114 46 126 129 41 126 150
Western Conference Central GP W L OL Pts GF GA Chicago 47 29 8 10 68 170 129 St. Louis 44 31 8 5 67 161 99 Colorado 45 28 12 5 61 132 115 Minnesota 47 24 18 5 53 114 119 Dallas 44 20 17 7 47 125 135 Nashville 46 19 20 7 45 109 137 Winnipeg 47 19 23 5 43 128 145 Paciﬁc GP W L OL Pts GF GA Anaheim 47 34 8 5 73 160 119 San Jose 46 28 12 6 62 148 116 Los Angeles 46 27 14 5 59 119 96 Vancouver 46 24 13 9 57 123 114 Phoenix 44 21 14 9 51 133 136 Calgary 45 15 24 6 36 101 144 Edmonton 47 15 27 5 35 123 164 Saturday’s Games Ottawa 2, Nashville 1, SO Tampa Bay 6, Philadelphia 3 Montreal 2, Chicago 1, OT New Jersey 2, Florida 1, OT Columbus 6, Winnipeg 3 Colorado 4, Minnesota 2 Anaheim 5, Phoenix 3 Pittsburgh 2, Calgary 1 Detroit 3, Los Angeles 1 Boston 1, San Jose 0 Sunday’s Games Buffalo at Washington, 3 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Dallas, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Toronto, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Chicago, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Nashville, 7 p.m. Detroit at Anaheim, 8 p.m.
Ducks 5, Coyotes 3 Anaheim 1 3 1—5 Phoenix 1 0 2—3 First Period—1, Phoenix, Korpikoski 7 (Vrbata, Hanzal), 3:57. 2, Anaheim, Lindholm 4 (Bonino, Palmieri), 12:27. Second Period—3, Anaheim, Vatanen 5 (Silfverberg, Perreault), 5:44. 4, Anaheim, Penner 11 (Perry, Perreault), 9:11. 5, Anaheim, Getzlaf 23 (Penner, Perry), 10:55. Third Period—6, Anaheim, Lindholm 5 (Maroon, Perreault), 6:10 (pp). 7, Phoenix, Hanzal 13 (Vrbata, EkmanLarsson), 11:16 (pp). 8, Phoenix, Ribeiro 11 (Vrbata, Chipchura), 18:10. Shots on Goal—Anaheim 15-10-5—30. Phoenix 12-8-11—31. Goalies—Anaheim, Hiller. Phoenix, Greiss, Smith. A—13,289. T—2:29.
Avalanche 4, Wild 2 Colorado 0 2 2—4 Minnesota 0 2 0—2 First Period—None. Second Period—1, Colorado, Landeskog 13 (Stastny, Talbot), 9:08. 2, Colorado, O’Reilly 15 (J.Mitchell, Benoit), 13:25. 3, Minnesota, Coyle 5 (Heatley), 14:19. 4, Minnesota, Coyle 6 (Heatley, Prosser), 14:59. Third Period—5, Colorado, O’Reilly 16 (Duchene), 12:44. 6, Colorado, Talbot 5 (Benoit), 18:50 (en). Shots on Goal—Colorado 3-9-6—18. Minnesota 7-7-13—27. Goalies—Colorado, Varlamov. Minnesota, Backstrom. A—19,117. T—2:21.
Senators 2, Predators 1, SO Ottawa 0 1 0 0—2 Nashville 0 1 0 0—1 Ottawa won shootout 2-0 First Period—None. Second Period—1, Ottawa, Turris 12 (Conacher), 6:23. 2, Nashville, Fisher 12 (Ellis, Jones), 16:59. Third Period—None. Overtime—None. Shootout—Ottawa 2 (Zibanejad G, Spezza G), Nashville 0 (C.Smith NG, Legwand NG). Missed Penalty Shot—Stalberg, Nas, 11:47 ﬁrst. Shots on Goal—Ottawa 7-9-5-0—21. Nashville 10-6-11-6—33. Goalies—Ottawa, Anderson. Nashville, Mazanec. A—17,113. T—2:38.
Devils 2, Panthers 1 Florida 0 1 0 0—1 New Jersey 1 0 0 1—2 First Period—1, New Jersey, Ryder 16 (Clowe, Henrique), 15:22. Second Period—2, Florida, Bjugstad 9 (Fleischmann, Upshall), 11:54. Third Period—None. Overtime—3, New Jersey, Zidlicky 8 (Jagr, T.Zajac), 4:57. Shots on Goal—Florida 9-6-13-2—30. New Jersey 9-11-13-3—36. Goalies—Florida, Thomas. New Jersey, Schneider. A—16,592. T—2:31.
Blue Jackets 6, Jets 3 Columbus 0 4 2—6 Winnipeg 1 1 1—3 First Period—1, Winnipeg, O’Dell 1 (Ellerby, Pardy), 4:32. Second Period—2, Columbus, Letestu 3 (MacKenzie, Tyutin), :36 (sh). 3, Columbus, Atkinson 13 (Wisniewski, Murray), 4:15. 4, Columbus, Foligno 12 (Johansen, Johnson), 8:26. 5, Columbus, Jenner 7 (penalty shot), 9:07. 6, Winnipeg, Enstrom 5 (Little), 11:55. Third Period—7, Columbus, Jenner 8 (Horton, Anisimov), 4:08. 8, Winnipeg, Little 15 (Ladd, Byfuglien), 5:55 (pp). 9, Columbus, Letestu 4 (Wisniewski, MacKenzie), 11:14. Shots on Goal—Columbus 6-12-8—26. Winnipeg 7-12-12—31. Goalies—Columbus, McElhinney. Winnipeg, Pavelec. A—15,004. T—2:25.
Lightning 6, Flyers 3 Tampa Bay 1 4 1—6 Philadelphia 0 3 0—3 First Period—1, Tampa Bay, Killorn 11, 4:33. Second Period—2, Tampa Bay, Purcell 9 (Filppula, Carle), 5:21. 3, Philadelphia, Voracek 11 (Giroux), 6:44. 4, Tampa Bay, Malone 4 (Thompson, Crombeen), 7:28. 5, Philadelphia, Simmonds 15 (Hartnell, Giroux), 11:14 (pp). 6, Philadelphia, Voracek 12 (Meszaros), 14:35. 7, Tampa Bay, Filppula 18 (Killorn, Purcell), 15:41. 8, Tampa Bay, St. Louis 20 (Johnson, Gudas), 19:03. Third Period—9, Tampa Bay, Malone 5 (Crombeen, Carle), 18:12 (en). Shots on Goal—Tampa Bay 7-10-8—25. Philadelphia 15-11-12—38. Goalies—Tampa Bay, Lindback. Philadelphia, Mason, Emery. A—19,987. T—2:29.
Canadiens 2, Blackhawks 1 Chicago 0 0 1 0—1 Montreal 0 1 0 1—2 First Period—None. Second Period—1, Montreal, Markov 4 (Emelin, Bournival), 12:54. Third Period—2, Chicago, Hossa 16 (Toews, Sharp), 9:22. Overtime—3, Montreal, Markov 5 (Pacioretty), 1:28. Shots on Goal—Chicago 7-8-5-0—20. Montreal 10-12-12-4—38. Goalies—Chicago, Crawford. Montreal, Price. A—21,273. T—2:26.
Bruins 1, Sharks 0 Boston 0 0 1—1 San Jose 0 0 0—0 First Period—None. Second Period—None. Third Period—1, Boston, Soderberg 6 (Eriksson, Spooner), 12:25. Shots on Goal—Boston 9-7-6—22. San Jose 12-6-8—26. Power-play opportunities—Boston 0 of 3; San Jose 0 of 1. Goalies—Boston, Rask 22-11-2 (26 shots-26 saves). San Jose, Niemi 2310-6 (22-21). A—17,562 (17,562). T—2:28.
Penguins 2, Flames 1 Pittsburgh 1 1 0—2 Calgary 0 0 1—1 First Period—1, Pittsburgh, Kunitz 24 (Bortuzzo), 16:34. Second Period—2, Pittsburgh, Niskanen 6 (Glass), 6:42. Third Period—3, Calgary, Backlund 6 (Brodie, Hudler), 11:29. Shots on Goal—Pittsburgh 13-6-7—26. Calgary 12-10-6—28. Goalies—Pittsburgh, Fleury. Calgary, Berra. A—19,289 (19,289). T—2:21.
SKATING SKATING U.S. Championships Saturday at Boston Ladies Final Standings 1. Gracie Gold, Springﬁeld, Ill., 211.69; 2. Polina Edmunds, San Jose, Calif., 193.63; 3. Mirai Nagasu, Arcadia, Calif., 190.74; 4. Ashley Wagner, Alexandria, Va., 182.74; 5. Samantha Cesario, Oceanside, N.Y., 173.97 Pairs Final Standings 1. Marissa Castelli, Cranston, R.I., and Simon Shnapir, Sudbury, Mass., 205.71 points; 2. Felicia Zhang, Plainsboro, N.J., and Nathan Bartholomay, Abington, Pa., 201.72; 3. Caydee Denney, Ocala, Fla., and John Coughlin, Kansas City, Mo., 201.43; 4. Alexa Scimeca, Addison, Ill., and Christopher Knierim, Tucson, Ariz., 189.67; 5. Haven Denney, Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Brandon Frazier, Colorado Springs, Colo., 181.59. Dance Final Standings 1. Meryl Davis, West Bloomﬁeld, Mich., and Charlie White, Bloomﬁeld Hills, Mich., 200.19 points; 2. Madison Chock, Redondo Beach, Calif., and Evan Bates, Ann Arbor, Mich., 181.44; 3. Maia and Alex Shibutani, Ann Arbor, Mich., 170.44; 4. Madison Hubbell, Okemos, Mich., and Zachary Donohue, Madison, Conn., 168.27; 5. Alexandra Aldridge, Birmingham, Mich., and Daniel Eaton, Bloomﬁeld Hills, Mich., 160.26;
Sunday, January 12, 2014 THE NEW MEXICAN
SUNDEVIL INVITATIONAL SANTA FE HIGH 75, SANDIA PREP 40
Northern New Mexico
Demonettes crush Sandia Prep SCOREBOARD Santa Fe High girls win 12th straight game, take home tournament title By Will Webber The New Mexican
ALBUQUERQUE — Better than ever? If the returns from this weekend’s Sundevil Invitational are any indication, the answer may be a resounding yes. We’re talking about the Santa Fe High girls basketball team. On Saturday night, the Demonettes won their 12th straight game by crushing tournament host Albuquerque Sandia Preparatory, 75-40, in the championship game of the eight-team, three-day tournament. The Demonettes’ margin of victory in the event was 32.1 points per game, and their point differential grew each game through the tournament. Saturday’s contest ended with the clock running thanks to the 35-point mercy rule. Afterward, the team carted off the handsome first-place trophy, the giant posterboard showing the tournament bracket — and one more reason to believe that this might be Santa Fe High’s year. “Well,” began Demonettes head coach Elmer Chavez, “We were undefeated at this time last year, and I can honestly say that we’re better now than we were then.
No question about it.” Center Sabrina Lozada-Cabbage led Santa Fe High in scoring all three games. Not surprisingly, she was named the event’s most valuable player. Joining her on the first team were guards Kayla Herrera and Jackie Martinez. The trio combined for 49 points in Saturday’s game; LozadaCabbage leading the way with a game-high 24. If people were looking for signs, the 6-foot-2 junior provided plenty of those in the early going against the Lady Sundevils. Before either team had scored a single point, she had grabbed five rebounds; three of them at the offensive end. She had also blocked a shot. She had seven points in the first quarter, helping the Demonettes assume an 11-point lead before the end of the period. Never trailing in the game, Santa Fe High led 33-21 at halftime, and then blew the game wide open in the third quarter by using a 19-5 run to open a commanding 55-32 lead. The margin quickly mushroomed more than 30 points in the fourth quarter as Chavez used a revolving door of substitutes in the waning moments. Asked if this team was indeed better than last year’s, Lozada-Cabbage agreed with her coach. “We work harder and, really, most of us have been playing on the same team since we were in sixth grade,” she said. “We know each other so good, plus we learned
a lot from what happened last year.” Last year, of course, the Demonettes went back and forth with Española Valley in District 2AAAA before reaching the Class AAAA state semifinals in The Pit. Were it not for a few missed shots, they may very well have wound up playing for a state title. That’s something that drives this club, Lozada-Cabbage said. “We don’t want to have what happened to us last year happen again,” she said. “We learned from that. We’re hungry.” Santa Fe High certainly played like a hungry team during Sandia Prep’s tournament. Despite the absence of any real state-level competition, the Demonettes never let off the accelerator. “I’m not happy with the way we played the first half [Saturday], but it’s something we can take away from this and work on as we get better and better,” Chavez said. Like any team hoping to test its mettle, the Demonettes will do that that the coming weeks. They will host AAAAA perennial power Albuquerque Sandia next Wednesday and meet Sandia Prep again the following night. After that is the district opener at Española Valley. “As a team, you should want games like that,” Chavez said. As a fan, maybe it’s games like that that will convince any doubters that Chavez’s club is a real contender.
Capitol: Team dealing with growing pains Continued from Page D-1 5 minutes, 43 seconds left in the game. Capital’s inconsistency has been a key issue all season. It held a 5-point lead against Bernalillo in the consolation semifinals of the Stu Clark Tournament on Dec. 27 with 0:30 left but two missed free throws sandwiched around a Spartans 3-pointer and a last-second basket that forced overtime, and the Spartans won 59-57. The Jaguars pulled within 30-29 of Grants on Dec. 23, but they managed just one basket over the final 5 minutes as the Pirates won 43-33. In the third-place game of the Capital City Invitational, St. Michael’s held Capital to just one point in the fourth quarter as a 27-23 Horsemen lead ballooned to a 38-24 win. Capital’s inability to play with any fluidity has underscored those frustrating losses. It doesn’t help that the Jaguars had only three players — Jesus Diaz, Sergio Baray and Ivan Olivas — with any varsity experience coming into the season, and they played limited roles last season on
a team dominated by seven seniors, who received the bulk of the playing time. Combined with learning a new system under Gomez, who was hired in May for his second stint with the program, Capital has dealt with serious growing pains from an inexperienced group. “Our defense, our X’s and O’s are there,” Baray said. “We just need to finish plays, get the loose balls, everything. I mean, we have six seniors [on the roster], but only Jesus, me and Ivan had any real playing time last year.” Even though the Jaguars found themselves down 33-13 late in the third quarter, they managed a 10-2 run to get within 35-23, thanks to a more consistent offense and better communication on defense. But as quickly as it came, the momentum left in a rash of misses and turnovers Capital hit just one of five shots during a key 3-minute stretch and committed two turnovers to help Academy fashion a 12-3 spurt and grab its largest lead of the night. “It’s tough to tell what is the difference in getting momentum,” said Capital senior
wing Jesus Diaz. “We have spurts when we do really well, then it just falls off. I can’t put my finger on it.” Despite the struggles through the nondistrict schedule, Capital sees opportunity in District 2AAAA play that begins in two weeks. Only Española Valley has a winning record at the moment at 8-7, while the rest of the district (Capital, Bernalillo, Santa Fe High and Los Alamos) has combined for just 10 wins. Gomez believes that the gap between the top and the bottom of the district is finite. If the Jaguars can become more consistent in their play, they have as good a chance as anybody to win 2AAAA. The difference might be just in the split second between executing with confidence and patience versus waiting just a tick longer to see what to do next. “You see phases where it clicks, but you see phases where it doesn’t click,” Gomez said. “We have more of the those minutes than the good minutes, but it’s just a matter of working through those growing pains. That’s it.”
PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP
Rangerettes recover from slow start to beat Lady Rams The New Mexican
In one of its toughest tests of the season, the Mora girls basketball team passed with flying colors. The Rangerettes went on a road trip to Cuba to take on Saturday night and continue their unblemished season with a 57-43 nondistrict win. Mora (11-0) let the Lady Rams (10-2) get out to a 10-2 start, but they started to get in a rhythm in the second quarter and took a 24-18 lead over Cuba at halftime. “We started out a little slow,” Mora head coach Mark Cassidy said. “But little by little, we took over the game. Once we figured out the flow of the game, we started executing.” Brianna Pacheco led the Rangerettes with 16 points and 20 rebounds while Destiny Pacheco also registered a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Lady Rams were paced by Yovevea Nez, who had 10 points. The Rangerettes look to keep
their unbeaten record intact when they travel to West Las Vegas on Tuesday to face the Lady Dons. DESERT ACADEMY 51, ACADEMY FOR TECHNOLOGY AND THE CLASSICS 24 The Lady Wildcats are starting to find their defensive identity, and it showed as they kept ATC to six points in the first half of their nondistrict game at New Mexico School for the Deaf. “We have a really good defense right now,” Desert Academy head coach Gerald Medina said. “It’s coming around for us.” Vanessa Swansrud led Desert Academy (4-4) with 16 points while Danielle Zimber chipped in 11. Ashley Zapata and Felicity Sealy each had eight points to lead ATC (0-12). BOYS MONTE DEL SOL 78,MCCURDY 75 At the Genoveva Community Chavez Center, the Dragons (10-4) bounced back from an eight-point deficit in the second
half to get the nondistrict win over the visiting Bobcats (11-7). Antonio Tapia had a teamhigh 28 points to lead Monte del Sol, which became the fifth Class AA team in the state with at least 10 wins in nondistrict play this season. Ryan Vander Ham had 20 points and Omar Ndiaye 16 for the Dragons, who led 47-42 at halftime but fell behind 64-61 entering the fourth quarter. Daniel Arroyo led McCurdy with 20 points. Dennis Padilla chipped in with 19. SANTA FE PREPARATORY 82, CORONADO 41 The Blue Griffins kept their home undefeated streak alive with a nondistrict win over the Leopards. Prep (10-4) let Coronado (3-7) get a 4-0 lead to start the game, but then reversed course and took a 44-26 advantage over the Leopards by halftime and never looked back. William Lenfestey had 17 points to lead the Blue Griffins, while Diego Perea was right on his tail with 16 points. Four Coronado players had nine
points to tie for the scoring lead. SANTA FE WALDORF 66, ALBUQUERQUE GRACEWAY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 33 Strong defense and rebounding gave the Wolves (5-7) a win over the Lions in their second game of the Wolf Round Robin Tournament in Christian Life Academy. Sean Ramsey had 23 points and 22 rebounds while Abel Knouse added another doubledouble with 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Wolves. William Charles led the Lions with 18 points. SANTA FE WALDORF 61, MOSQUERO 39 The Wolves wrapped up their own tournament with a second win in just a matter of hours on Saturday night. They went 3-0 in the event, earning the championship. Sean Ramsey had himself another brilliant game for Waldorf, scoring 27 points with 13 rebounds and eight steals. The 6-foot-2 sophomore was named the tournament’s most valuable player.
Suspension: A-Rod unlikely to win appeal Continued from Page D-1 as likely as the ‘steroid-era’ players being elected to the Hall of Fame.” Lazaroff also doubts Rodriguez would prevail in an appeal. “The arbitration process in the collective bargaining context is widely respected by the federal courts, and absent of showing some bias or prejudice on the part of the arbitrator or some sort of corruption or some flagrant ignoring of the law, he’s just not going to succeed,” Lazaroff said. “And because the likelihood of success is small, it basically makes this a waste of time.” Another legal hurdle for Rodriguez: As a member of the Major League Baseball Players Association, he agreed to the
process by which Saturday’s decision was rendered. The union issued a statement criticizing the ruling but respecting the decision, an indication it will not back the third baseman in further legal proceedings. “The MLBPA strongly disagrees with the award issued today in the grievance of Alex Rodriguez,” the union said. “We recognize that a final and binding decision has been reached, however, and we respect the collectively-bargained arbitration process which led to it.” Twelve other players, including Milwaukee slugger Ryan Braun, were suspended as a result of the investigation into Biogenesis, the now-closed Florida-based anti-aging clinic that was accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs,
but Rodriguez’s name was the biggest. And the sanction is the longest drug-related suspension in MLB history. Kansas City’s Miguel Tejada was issued a 105-game suspension for amphetamines in August. The testimony of Anthony Bosch, the clinic’s operator, was key in baseball’s case against Rodriguez. Bosch said in a statement that while he “doesn’t take joy in seeing Alex Rodriguez suspended from baseball, I believe the arbitrator’s decision was appropriate.” Rodriguez, who has 654 home runs and would receive a $6-million bonus for reaching 660, reiterated his claim that he has not taken PEDs during his 10 seasons with the Yankees, “and in order to prove it, I will take this fight to federal court,” he said in his statement.
Local results and schedules ON THE AIR
Today on TV Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. All times local. FIGURE SKATING 1 p.m. on NBC — U.S. Championships, in Boston GOLF 5 a.m. on TGC — European PGA Tour, Volvo Champions, final round, in Durban, South Africa (same-day tape) 5 p.m. on TGC — PGA Tour, Sony Open, final round, in Honolulu MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 a.m. FS1 — Southern Miss. at Tulsa 11:30 a.m. on CBS — Iowa at Ohio St. 12:30 p.m. on NBCSN — La Salle at Duquesne 1 p.m. on FS1 — Colorado at Washington 3 p.m. on FS1 — Stanford at Oregon NFL 11 a.m. on FOX — NFC Divisional Playoff, San Francisco at Carolina 2:30 p.m. on CBS — AFC Divisional Playoff, San Diego at Denver NHL 5 p.m. on NBCSN — Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers SOCCER 7:05 a.m. on NBCSN — Premier League, Newcastle at Manchester City 9:10 a.m. on NBCSN — Premier League, Liverpool at Stoke City TENNIS 5 p.m. on ESPN2 — Australian Open, first round, in Melbourne, Australia 1 a.m. on ESPN2 — Australian Open, first round, in Melbourne, Australia WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 10 a.m. on FSN — Texas at West Virginia 1 p.m. on ESPN — Purdue at Penn St. 3 p.m. on ESPN — Tennessee at Vanderbilt
PREP BASKETBALL SCORES
Albuquerque High 72, Del Norte 48 Atrisco Heritage 63, Hope Christian 57 Aztec 45, Bloomfield 38 Carlsbad 38, Gadsden 36 Clayton 78, Pecos 31 Cleveland 52, Volcano Vista 41 Cliff 99, Academia Juarez, Mexico 59 Clovis 67, Oñate 36 Deming 66, Mesilla Valley Christian 63 Eldorado 73, Rio Rancho 59 Goddard 49, Alamogordo 45 Hondo 71, Capitan 66 Kirtland Central 54, Pojoaque 52 Logan 70, Eunice 60 Los Lunas 63, Los Alamos 42 Magdalena 76, Quemado 56 Mayfield 79, Hobbs 75 Rio Grande 73, La Cueva 63 Sandia Prep 64, Grants 57 Santa Fe Prep 82, Coronado 41 Taos 59, Shiprock 57 Tucumcari 57, Floyd 50 Tularosa 56, East Mountain 50 Valley 62, Sandia 52 West Mesa 45, Manzano 32
Artesia 49, Deming 36 Atrisco Heritage 43, Highland 42 Clayton 56, Pecos 35 Cliff 66, Lordsburg 45 Clovis 69, Alamogordo 24 Del Norte 59, Rio Grande 29 Dora 49, Floyd 45 Elida 56, Fort Sumner 51 Goddard 47, Taos 32 Logan 74, Melrose 61 Lovington 73, Robertson 41 Mayfield 68, Centennial 40 McCurdy 53, Estancia 36 Mora 57, Cuba 43 Portales 63, Tularosa 39 Roswell 75, Chaparral 40 Shiprock 70, Kirtland Central 28 Volcano Vista 62, La Cueva 49
EPAC Tournament Tatum 50, Texico 36
Metro tournament Eldorado 68, Cibola 56 Valley 43, Hope Christian 34
St. Michael’s Invite Results from the St. Michael’s Invite Swim Meet held Friday and Saturday in the Genoveva Chavez Community Center. Race distances are in yards. Girls Team scores — 1. St. Michael’s, 498.50; 2. Taos, 324; 3. Farmington, 237; 4. Santa Fe High, 226; 5. Socorro, 210.50; 6. Cottonwood Classical Preparatory, 186. 200 medley relay — 1. Farmington A (Madera, Walsh, Clark, Isaacson), 2:14.34; 2. St. Michael’s A (Park, Metzger, Potter,Trujillo) 2:16.51; 3. Socorro A (Hareland, Gonzales, Beames, Goranson), 2:17.13; 4. Desert Academy A (Glinsky, Girdner, Baker, Gerber), 2:21.09; 5. Santa Fe High A (Harbour, Bell, DeDomenico, Varnum), 2:21.24; 6. Taos A (Eirich, Martinez, Shipley, Dimond), 2:21.77. 200 freestyle — 1. Eliana Bell, Santa Fe High, 2:22.67; 2. Raimi Clark, Farmington, 2:32.00; 3. Katrine Hareland, Socorro, 2:35.72; 4. Katarina Romero, St. Michael’s, 2:43.52; 5. Isabel Alvarez, St. Michael’s, 2:43.64; 6. Autumn Goranson, Socorro, 2:47.42. 200 individual medley — 1. Olivia Beames, Socorro, 2:44.38. 2. Brigid Baker, Desert Academy, 2:44.73; 3. Katie Ervin, Cottonwood Classical, 2:46.41; 4. Andie Potter, St. Michael’s, 2:47.09; 5. Josetta Delatorre, Capital, 2:49.43; 6. Meghan Metzger, St. Michael’s, 2:54.88. 50 freestyle — 1. Maria Madera, Farmington, 27.83; 2. Ansley DeDomenico, Santa Fe High, 28.05; 3. Daisy Eirich, Taos, 28.39; 4. Marisa Trujillo, St. Michael’s, 30.07; 5. Gillian Evans, Cottonwood Classical, 30.29; 6. Aria Ulm, Academy for Technology and the Classics, 30.78. 1-meter diving — 1. Alexis Gallegos, St. Michael’s, 152.65; 2, Danielle Trujillo, St. Michael’s, 147.00; 3. Christina Patsalis, St. Michael’s, 141.10; 4. Tileara Webb, Santa Fe High, 134.80. 100 butterfly — 1. Ansley DeDomenico, Santa Fe High, 1:11.12; 2. Claudia Dimond, Taos, 1:23.62; 3. Raimi Clark, Farmington, 1:25.36; 4. Myalee Vigil, Santa Fe High, 1:35.46; 5. Amanda Martinez, St. Michael’s, 1:36.80; 6. Eleanor Mazanares, ATC, 1:38.20. 100 freestyle — 1. Emma Walsh, Farmington, 1:01.91; 2. Josetta Delatorre, Capital, 1:04.58; 3. Daisy Eirich, Taos, 1:05.36; 4. Mishael Isaacson, Farmington, 1:05.40; 5. Katie Ervin, Cottonwood Classical, 1:05.94; 6. Dani BeachamHerrera, Cottonwood Classical, 1:06.83. 500 freestyle — 1. Ashley Fitzpatrick, Cottonwood Classical, 6:10.45; 2. Eliana Bell, Santa Fe High, 6:34.63; 3. Hannah Gunther, Taos, 6:50.21; 4. Charli Gonzales, Socorro, 6:52.44; 5. Katarina Romero, St. Michael’s, 7:23.25; 6. Claire Madera, Farmington, 7:52.90. 200 freestyle relay — 1. Cottonwood Classical A (Beacham-Herrera, Ervin, Evans, Fitzpatrick), 1:54.59; 2. Farmington A (Isaacson, Clark, Walsh, Madera), 1:55.24; 3. Socorro A (Gonzales, Hareland, Goranson, Beames), 2:00.93; 4. Taos A (Corral, Eirich, Gunther, Sandoval), 2:07.37; 5. Desert Academy A (Girdner, Glinsky, Gerber, Baker), 2:08.31; 6. St. Michael’s B (Park, Leugers, Alvarez, Milner), 2:13.68. 100 backstroke — 1. Ansley Fitzpatrick, Cottonwood Classical, 1:08.41; 2. Maria Madera, Farmington, 1:08.86; 3. Dani Beacham-Herrera, Cottonwood Classical, 1:09.78; 4. Lexi Glinsky, Desert Academy, 1:20.15; 5. Feliz Martinez, Taos, 1:20.73; 6. Elizabeth Harbour, Santa Fe High, 1:20.85. 100 breaststroke — 1. Olivia Beames, Socorro, 1:17.87; 2. Mishael Isaacson, Farmington, 1:22.11; 3. Andie Potter, St. Michael’s, 1:22.73; 4. Meghan Metzger, St. Michael’s, 1:24.16; 5. Emma Walsh, Farmington, 1:25.15; 6. Claire Corral, Taos, 1:27.26. 400 freestyle relay — 1. Santa Fe High A (Harbour, Bell, DeDomenico), 4:35.07; 2. Taos A (Corral, Dimond, Martinez, Shipley), 4:40.37;
3. St. Michael’s B (Morrison, Leugers, Angel, Alvarez), 4:41.94; 4. St. Michael’s A (Wickert, Marcus, Blake, Romero), 5:19.35; 5. Desert Academy A (Glinsky, Girdner, Medina, Baker), 5:25.75; 6. ATC A (Cooley, McQuillian, Mazanares, Ulm), 5:31.03. Boys Team scores — 1. St. Michael’s 471; 2. Cottonwood Classical 267; 3. Taos 222; 4. Farmington 188; 5. Socorro 171; 6. Santa Fe High 168. 200 medley relay — 1. Cottonwood Classical A (Bruccoleri, Hart, Lafler, Leachman), 1:55.82; 2. Farmington A (Clark, Pinckley, Kitseallyboy, Isaacson), 1:58.16; 3. Socorro A (Crespin, Winningham, Lucero, Fuierer), 2:01.18; 4. St. Michael’s A (Walsh, Moffett, Legits, Malcom), 2:01.86; 5. Desert Academy A (Kellam, Mathis, Shankin, Kaare-Rasmussen), 2:05.52; 6. Taos A (Torelli, Fristoe, Long, Wilson), 2:06.46. 200 freestyle — 1. Hance Clark, Farmington, 2:04.14; 2. William Lakatos, St. Michael’s, 2:05.29; 3. Justin Milner, St. Michael’s, 2:06.07; 4. Issa Wilson, Taos, 2:13.63; 5. Alex Kellam, Desert Academy, 2:16.23; 6. Alq Fuierer, Socorro, 2:26.00. 200 individual medley — 1. Riley Kinlaw, Santa Fe Preparatory, 2:12.33; 2. Luke Shankin, Desert Academy, 2:24.96; 3. Dillon Walsh, St. Michael’s, 2:30.38; 4. Diego Fristoe, Taos, 2:38.65; 5. Javier Malcom, St. Michael’s, 2:40.17; 6. Chris Legits, St. Michael’s, 2:47.15. 50 freestyle — 1. Matt Smallwood, St. Michael’s, 24.27; 2. Federico Bruccoleri, Cottonwood Classical, 25.06; 3. Tyler Crespin, Socorro, 25.36; 4. Tyler Kitseallyboy, Farmington, 25.61; 5. Alec Kerr, St. Michael’s, 25.74; 6. Alex Kellam, Desert Academy, 25.78. 1-meter diving — 1. Mason Hurlocker, Santa Fe Prep, 230.80; 2. Hewitt Farr, Santa Fe High, 216.95; 3. Sam Kaiser, St. Michael’s, 152.45. 100 butterfly — 1. Tyler Kitseallyboy, Farmington, 1:03.47; 2. Caleb Lafler, Cottonwood Classical, 1:05.73; 3. Matthew Lucero, Socorro, 1:07.30; 4. Chris Legits, St. Michael’s, 1:13.03; 5. Javier Malcom, St. Michael’s, 1:13.63. 100 freestyle — 1. Riley Kinlaw, Santa Fe Prep, 52.40; 2. Issa Wilson, Taos, 57.35; 3. Brad Moffett, St. Michael’s, 57.96; 4. Alec Kerr, St. Michael’s, 57.97; 5. Alq Fuierer, Socorro, 58.96; 6. Evan Standfield, Cottonwood Classical, 1:00.71. 500 freestyle — 1. William Lakatos, St. Michael’s, 5:38.65; 2. Mason Leachman, Cottonwood Classical, 5:39.95; 3. Hance Clark, Farmington, 5:42.91; 4. Diego Fristoe, Taos, 6:07.42; 5. Mateo Martinez, Santa Fe High, 6:08.14; 6. Sean Shepard, ATC, 9:23.89. 200 freestyle relay — 1. St. Michael’s A (Moffett, Milner, Kerr, Smallwood), 1:40.69; 2. Socorro A (Lucero, Winningham, Fuierer, Crespin), 1:40.98; 3. Farmington A (Pinckley, Clark, Isaacson, Kitseallyboy), 1:43.29; 4. Desert Academy A (Kellam, Kaare-Rasmussen, Mathis, Shankin), 1:51.77; 5. Santa Fe Prep A 1:54.68; 6. Santa Fe High A (Farr, Zambrano, Strauch, Martinez), 1:55.38. 100 backstroke — 1. Justin Milner, St. Michael’s, 1:03.82; 2. Luke Shankin, Desert Academy, 1:04.57; 3. Dillon Walsh, St. Michael’s, 1:06.82; 4. Tyler Crespin, Socorro, 1:15.18; 5. Eric Dunn, St. Michael’s, 1:16.39; 6. Roberto Martinez, Taos, 1:18.78. 100 breaststroke — 1. Matt Smallwood, St. Michael’s, 1:07.06; 2. Jack Hart, Cottonwood Classical, 1:09.31; 3. Federico Bruccoleri, Cottonwood Classical, 1:09.60; 4. Nathan Isaacson, Farmington, 1:14.74; 5. Mason Leachman, Cottonwood Classical, 1:15.08; 6. Matthew Lucero, Socorro, 1:15.72. 400 freestyle relay — 1. St. Michael’s A (Lakatos, Kerr, Milner, Smallwood), 3:48.80; 2. Cottonwood Classical A (Hart, Lafler, Bruccoleri, Leachman), 3:52.03; 3. St. Michael’s B (Walsh, Legits, Dunn, Malcom), 4:05.12; 4. Santa Fe High A (Farr, Strauch, Zambrano, Martinez), 4:17.77; 5. Taos A (Long, Romero, Torelli, Wilson), 4:17.87; 6. Santa Fe High B (Winter, Gonzales, Walker, Jaramillo), 4:24.50.
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Penn State names Vanderbilt’s Franklin as its new head coach By Will Graves The Associated Press
STATE COLLEGE, Pa — Penn State has hired James Franklin as its next head coach. Franklin, 41, who led Vanderbilt to bowls in all three of his seasons there, replaces Bill O’Brien, who left the Nittany Lions after two years to coach the NFL’s Houston Texans. Penn State made the announcement Saturday, after the school’s compensation committee met to finalize the contract. That committee approved the hiring by a 6-0 vote Saturday morning, and Franklin was introduced later in the day. “Our program requires a very special kind of leader,” Penn State President Rodney Erickson said, calling Franklin a “special talent.” “We ran a careful and deliberate search process, and I believe we’ve found the right person to lead our program,” Erickson said. Franklin won 24 games with the Commodores and is a Pennsylvania native with strong instate ties. Penn State officials met with him this week in Florida. He will be asked to build off a foundation that O’Brien set amid scandal. Despite a lack of scholarships, a bowl ban and player defections from the late Joe Paterno’s roster, O’Brien led the Nittany Lions to two winning seasons (8-4, 7-5) while restoring some tempered enthusiasm in Happy Valley. “I’m a Pennsylvania boy,” Franklin said during his opening statement, “with a Penn State heart.” Franklin, who played at Division II East Stroudsburg (Pa.), set seven school records as a senior, and also has coached at
Washington State, Idaho State, Kansas State and Maryland. “I thought I was good enough to play at Penn James State,” he said, Franklin sternly. “I was not. So, I am so very proud to be able to be the head coach at this university.” Members of Penn State’s trustee committee on compensation met with Athletic Director Dave Joyner and others Saturday morning to discuss the contract, which the group called “excellent” for both Franklin and the Nittany Lions. “Dr. Joyner and I have stressed that our No. 1 priority in hiring a new coach was to hire an outstanding leader for our football program, one who will continue our long tradition of studentathlete success on the field and in the classroom,” Erickson said. “We have achieved that goal. On behalf of the University and the entire Nittany Lion nation, I am proud to welcome James Franklin as Penn State’s 16th head football coach.” Much of Saturday’s meeting, at which specific terms of the contract were laid out for trustees, was done privately. The actual vote was public, lasting roughly a minute, and Penn State made the formal announcement of the hiring moments later. Trustees said Franklin’s contract terms would be revealed Saturday afternoon. “The contract is in line with other recent coaching contracts,” committee Chairwoman Linda Strumpf said.
Men banking on new coaches and approaches Britain’s Murray expects new locker room dynamics to reinvigorate rivals By John Pye The Associated Press
ELBOURNE, Australia — Andy Murray is curious to see how the locker room dynamics change with the likes of Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg and Michael Chang following Ivan Lendl into the coaching ranks. Murray has a handle on how it plays out when a star of yesterday starts working with a star of today, making his career breakthroughs after hiring eighttime Grand Slam winner Lendl as coach. Becker and Edberg, both six-time major winners, are reporting for coaching duty for the first time at a Grand Slam event when the Australian Open starts Monday, working with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, respectively. Chang is working with Kei Nishikori. And there are others. “I haven’t really spoken to many of the players about it, to be honest,” he said. “I know, like, lot of players back in the day didn’t get on that well with each other and stuff. “It’s a bit different now in the locker room. There might be a few interesting dynamics going on there with the explayers.” Murray and Federer are in the topheavy half of the draw with No. 1-ranked Rafael Nadal and No. 5 Juan Martin del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open champion. No. 2-ranked Djokovic, seeking a fourth straight Australian Open title, is the only major winner in the bottom half. He describes Becker as a “true legend” of the sport and has installed him imme-
Andy Murray answers a question Saturday during a news conference ahead of the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia. AARON FAVILA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
diately as head coach. Federer said he was happy enough to have a chance to hang out with Edberg, one of his childhood idols, and was excited when the Swede accepted his offer of a part-time coaching gig. Murray expects the new coaching setups to reinvigorate his rivals, at least initially as the players are trying to impress the past greats. “The first few months when I was working with [Lendl], you’re kind of nervous going into practice sessions and stuff,” he said. “That’s a good thing. It shows that you care and want to impress him. “But then over time, you get used to having him around. But that happens in a lot of different relationships.” As for the recent trend of celebrity
S. Williams sets sights on 18th major win in Oz By Jocelyn Gecker The Associated Press
Nussmeier’s ‘grand’ intro shows Michigan is desperate for attention By Drew Sharp Detroit Free Press
news conference in which the gregarious head coach wouldn’t take any questions matched the dysfunction of an explosive Michigan offense that couldn’t gain those extra yards. The utter meaninglessness of Friday’s introduction of the Wolverines’ new offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier reminded me of an old episode of the sitcom M*A*S*H in which a dimwitted general sternly chastised reporters at a briefing for daring to seek information, applying the classic conundrum of “This is a press conference! The last thing I want to do is answer a lot of questions!” Michigan clearly didn’t want any prying into the nuances of a dramatic organizational turnover that speaks to the desperate urgency of the Wolverines’ program. Brady Hoke pretty much assumed the role of bystander, giving Nussmeier the entire stage. When approached afterward for some elaboration on “his” decision to change coordinators, Hoke told a reporter “Not today.” If it was Hoke’s call, then isn’t he obliged to explain his rationale? Or maybe it wasn’t his call. Michigan recorded its first loss of 2014 on Friday. It lost the news conference. It blew it. Its incongruity was downright laughable. Even if its purpose was promoting a solid hire like Nussmeier, the end result was the unwelcomed steering of more attention to those actually running the Michigan program. Perhaps it didn’t matter that Hoke didn’t take questions because athletic director Dave Brandon did, and isn’t he the true face of the Michigan program? Isn’t he the CEO, the man with the final say? Reporters practically barricaded the door of the Yunge Champions Center, denying Brandon passage until he pro-
vided some clarity as to how Michigan got itself to this curious point, where the hiring of an offensive coordinator gets spun as deserving of hosannas and hallelujahs. This dog-and-pony show was all about Michigan football generating any buzz possible, a feeble attempt at diverting fascination away from Michigan State football, which has consumed much of the oxygen in this state with its steady progression over the last five years and accomplishing something in 2013 that Michigan never had — a 13-win season. Big-time programs don’t hold lavish introductory news conferences for assistant coaches unless they’re desperately begging for attention. This was Michigan saying “Look at us. We still matter. We still count.” If they actually thought it through unemotionally, Brandon and Hoke would’ve understood that all they did by making this hiring such a huge theatrical production was elevating the new offensive coordinator to a higher profile than the head coach. Is that really what they wanted? The power pecking order at Michigan football now stands as Brandon No. 1, Nussmeier No. 2 and Hoke No. 3. Brandon insisted that he didn’t demand Hoke fire former offensive coordinator Al Borges, instead he said there was a mutual agreement that dramatic change was necessary following a 7-6 season. He also expressed surprise when he learned that Nussmeier might be available considering that he was the offensive coordinator for the top program in college football. But there was no way Michigan could afford Borges such latitude. He had to go regardless of appearances, putting Michigan in the uncomfortable position Friday of explaining itself without actually explaining.
coaches, Murray said “it’s cool having them around.” “It’s nice walking into the locker room and seeing Becker there, obviously Ivan is there, Chang, Ivanisevic, all these guys. … I loved watching him play when I was growing up.” Murray has only played one match since minor back surgery in September. He has reached three finals at Melbourne Park, but never got the title. Lendl helped him end a decades-long drought for British men by winning the 2012 U.S. Open, then Wimbledon last year. The Australian Open crown might be a stretch this year, given his enforced time off, he said, “but you never know. If somehow I can work my way into the tournament, feel a little bit better every day, then I might start to raise those expectations.” Murray’s ascent has coincided with Federer’s demise. The 17-time major winner didn’t reach a Grand Slam final last year for the first time since 2002. His streak of reaching the quarterfinals or better at 36 consecutive majors ended with a second-round defeat at Wimbledon. The problems he had initially adjusting to a new racket are behind, he said, after putting a lot of practice hours into it. Federer will set a Grand Slam record when he competes in his 57th consecutive major, and says the pressure is off him this year. He spent a week with Edberg in Dubai and the pair will work in tournament mode from next week. “I’m looking forward to every week I’ll spend with him on the tour this year,” Federer said. “I’m just really excited that he’s taken up the offer because I didn’t think he was going to do it because he’s got a life. He doesn’t need this.”
Serena Williams speaks Saturday during a news conference ahead of the Australian Open tennis in Melbourne, Australia. AARON FAVILA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MELBOURNE, Australia — One by one, Serena Williams is matching the feats of tennis’ greatest legends. Her next challenge comes at the Australian Open, which starts Monday, with Williams seeking her 18th Grand Slam title — an accomplishment that would match Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert. “It would mean a lot to be on the same level as such great players,” Williams said during a news conference Saturday, quickly adding a dash of humility. “I still have a lot of work to do. I obviously want to reach that level, but I’m not there yet.” “Hopefully, I’ll get there,” she added. The No. 1-ranked, No. 1-seeded player is entering the new season after a spectacular year. In 2013, Williams won 78 of her 82 matches, including the French Open and the U.S. Open. She earned more than $12 million in prize money, a
record for women’s tennis. At 32, an age where most professional players are in decline, Williams is playing the best tennis of her career, says Navratilova, who predicts that Williams will win in Melbourne and go on to eclipse Steffi Graf’s 22 major titles in the Open era. “If she can stay healthy, there’s no doubt she can go into the 20s. The sky is the limit,” Navratilova said earlier this week. In terms of Grand Slam titles, no woman playing professional tennis today comes close. In a distant second place is Williams’ big sister, Venus, who won seven major titles during a career that is now waning because of age, injuries and an autoimmune disease that saps her energy. Venus’ last Grand Slam win came at Wimbledon in 2008. No. 2 Maria Sharapova, a four-time Grand Slam winner, is coming back after playing just one post-Wimbledon match in 2013 due to hip and shoulder injuries.
Gold wins first U.S. figure skating title The Associated Press
BOSTON — Gracie Gold won her first U.S. figure skating title Saturday night and all but guaranteed herself a spot at the Olympics. Still to be decided is who joins her in Sochi after twotime defending champ Ashley Wagner finished a distant fourth after a mistake-marred free skate.
Fifteen-year-old Polina Edmunds was second, and 2010 Olympian Mirai Nagasu was third in a resurgent performance. U.S. Figure Skating officials will announce Sunday which three women go to the Winter Games, taking into account past performances. They will have a lot to think about. “I felt like lead,” Wagner said.
“I’m in shock that that’s when I put out at nationals. I’m embarrassed that I get so much attention for the skater that I am and that’s when I put out.” Gold wasn’t perfect, but she didn’t need to be after building a big lead in the short program. She finished with 211.69 points to beat Edmunds by more than 18. Skating last, the 18-year-
old Gold knew what she had accomplished before she even completed her program. After landing her last double axel, she pumped both fists. “I knew that was it,” she said. Gold was second behind Wagner in 2013, and in the year since, she now connects with her music along with just landing the jumps.
Lobos: UNM hosts UNLV on Wednesday Continued from Page D-1 The Lobos forced a shot clock violation on the Spartans’ next possession. Williams scored 10 of New Mexico’s final 11 points. The Lobos return home next Wednesday when they will host struggling UNLV in The Pit. The Runnin’ Rebels (10-6, 1-2) have already lost twice at home in conference play. Of the 11 teams in the MWC, only four — Nevada, New Mexico, San Diego State and Air Force — are above
.500 in league games. AGGIES ROUT VANDALS In Las Cruces, Tshilidzi Nephawe scored 11 points with 11 rebounds as New Mexico State cruised to a 78-54 victory over Western Athletic Conference rival Idaho on Saturday night. Daniel Mullings and K.C. Ross-Miller each added 16 points for the Aggies (14-5, 3-0 WAC), who posted their seventh straight win. DK Eldridge chipped in with 15 points and six rebounds. The Aggies pounded the Vandals early, going on a 24-4
run to start the first half. They led 39-23 at the break. A Mullings 3-pointer at the 15-minute mark of the second half capped a 14-4 Aggies run, expanding the New Mexico State advantage to 26 points. They eventually pushed the lead over 30 before the Vandals chipped away late. Idaho was only 18 of 52 from the field overall and only 4 of 14 from beyond the arc. The team also committed 17 turnovers during the contest. Bira Seck led the Vandals (7-11, 1-3) with nine points and nine rebounds. Idaho has now lost five of
its last six games. CHAVEZ SHINES AGAIN St. Michael’s graduate Alexa Chavez got her second straight start for the UNM women’s team on Saturday, helping the Lobos (7-7, 2-1) beat visiting San Jose State (6-9, 0-4) by an 80-68 count in The Pit. The walk-on sophomore played 31 minutes, scoring two points and grabbing seven rebounds. She had six assists, a team-high. She shot 1-for-4 from the field and was 0-for-1 from the free throw line.
Sunday, January 12, 2014 THE NEW MEXICAN
Manning gets another crack at redemption Postseason flubs strengthen QB’s resolve By Arnie Stapleton The Associated Press
DENVER — No quarterback has been to the playoffs more than Peyton Manning or experienced more heartache there, either. Only once in his previous dozen trips to the postseason party has Manning put his fingerprints on the Lombardi Trophy. His 9-11 postseason record stands in stark contrast to his 167-73 regular-season mark and includes eight first-round exits, none more scarring than last year’s AFC Divisional home loss to Baltimore. He also lost his first playoff game in Indianapolis as the No. 1 seed after the 2005 season, then bounced back to win
it all the next year. Since then, he’s won just two of seven playoff games and lost his last three. The meticulous quarterback renowned for his unrivaled work ethic and painstaking preparation doesn’t believe that’s because he grinds too much in January. “I really don’t believe so,” Manning said as he prepared for Sunday’s showdown between his Denver Broncos (13-3) and the San Diego Chargers (10-7). “I know people — it’s easy to summarize, to take a whole bunch of football seasons and lump them together. I personally don’t believe in that theory. “I think each season takes on its own identity and different things occurred along the way at different points of my career.
Denver quarterback Peyton Manning and the Broncos face the San Diego Chargers today with the winner playing the New England Patriots next week for the right to play in the Super Bowl. ED ANDRIESKI/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
This is the 2013 season, 2014 postseason, and it’s its own chapter. We’re looking forward to hopefully writing it for a number of more weeks.” Manning set a slew of records
this season, including 55 TD passes and 5,447 yards through the air as the Broncos became the highest-scoring team of the Super Bowl era. Five players scored 10 or more touchdowns.
No team in history had ever had more than three players accomplish that feat. Yet for all his records and all his greatness, Manning’s fault-finders point to his coldweather record — it’s 4-7 in sub-freezing temperatures at kickoff — and his playoff pratfalls — his 11 losses are tied with Brett Favre for most in NFL history — to suggest he won’t cap it all off with a championship in the first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold-weather city next month. Here’s the thing about the cold: In many of those games, Manning had the lesser team. That’s why he was on the road. And sometimes, he only played a series or two because his team had already clinched its playoff slot, but the loss went next to his name nonetheless. And in the playoffs, you
could point the finger at his supporting cast as much as you could at him, if not more. If Rahim Moore doesn’t make one of the biggest blunders in playoff history Manning would be hailed for his fourth-quarter touchdown toss to beat the Ravens and not lambasted for his interception in overtime. And maybe now he’d be trying to defend a Super Bowl title instead of seeking atonement. That scarring defeat has driven Manning for 365 days. So doggedly determined to rectify that disappointment, Manning this season seemed in a hurry just to get back here. The regular season took on an air of being 20 preseason games with the real opener coming Sunday afternoon. Yet, all week, he was relaxed, embracing the pressure of this time of year.
Panthers hosting 49ers as rare home underdog Carolina not fazed by lack of respect despite beating San Francisco in Nov. By Steve Reed The Associated Press
Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount dives into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of Saturday’s AFC playoff game against the Colts in Foxborough, Mass. MATT SLOCUM/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Rout: Patriots to face Broncos or Chargers Continued from Page D-1 downs for San Francisco on Jan. 15, 1994, as the only players with four or more in a playoff game. And the six rushing touchdowns by the Patriots tied the 49ers’ total in that game for second most in playoff history. Blount’s big rushing performance came two weeks after he ran for 189 yards and returned two kickoffs for 145 yards in a 34-20 victory over Buffalo in the regularseason finale. Billed as a matchup between quarterbacks — longtime great Tom Brady and second-year star Luck — the Patriots’ leader was content to hand off while Luck threw an interception on his second pass and never found consistency. He threw two touchdown passes to LaVon Brazill but also threw four interceptions. Luck threw three interceptions a week earlier but led the Colts from a 38-10 deficit early in the third quarter to a 45-44 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in a wild-card game.
The Colts trailed 21-12 at halftime against the Patriots and cut it to 29-22 on a 35-yard pass to Brazill with 5:01 left in the third. The Patriots dominated the rest of the way. Blount’s first touchdown came on New England’s first offensive play after Alfonzo Dennard intercepted Luck’s pass and returned it 27 yards to the 2. Blount scored again on the Patriots’ second series in which Brady completed all four of his passes. But Luck responded with a seven-play, 80-yard drive capped by his 38-yard touchdown pass to Brazill, who was guarded closely by Dennard as he made the catch on the left side a few yards from the end zone. Former Patriot Adam Vinatieri set an NFL record with his 59th post-season extra point, making it 14-7. Blount got his third touchdown with 4:06 gone in the second quarter on a drive in which the Patriots converted all four of their third downs. Vinatieri cut it to 21-10 with a 36-yard
field goal 5:35 before halftime. The Colts got a break late in the first half when Danny Aiken’s snap sailed over punter Ryan Allen’s head. Allen ran back, recovered the ball at his 3, but fumbled into the air. Indianapolis’ Jeris Pendleton slapped it out of the end zone for a safety, cutting New England’s lead to 21-12 with 2:12 remaining. Allen hurt his shoulder and placekicker Stephen Gostkowski punted the rest of the game. Indianapolis got the ball on the free kick, but the drive ended with Luck’s second interception, to linebacker Donta’e Hightower. Vinatieri’s 21-yard field goal early in the third quarter made it 21-15. Then the Patriots took a 29-15 lead on Ridley’s 3-yard touchdown run and his carry for a 2-point conversion with 6:18 to go in the third. But Luck came right back with his second touchdown pass to Brazill.
Rumble: Seattle shut out Saints in 1st half Continued from Page D-1 end zone for the clinching score that left CenturyLink Field swaying. While the clinching score lacked the stunning explosiveness of Lynch’s “Beast Quake” touchdown run against the Saints in the 2010 playoffs, this one was more important. It ensured Seattle would not be the latest No. 1 seed to get upset by a No. 6 seed in the divisional round. Lynch finished with 28 carries and made up for another shaky day passing by Russell Wilson. Seattle’s offense was a concern heading into the postseason and, outside of Lynch, did little to quell those worries. Wilson missed on five of his first six pass attempts to start the second half but came through with a vital 31-yard completion to Doug Baldwin with 2:57 remaining. On the next play, Lynch got a key seal block on the edge from Jermaine Kearse and raced down the sideline for his second TD. Wilson finished 9 of 18 for a career-low 103 yards. His leading receiver was Harvin, making his second appearance of the season after nearly getting put on injured
reserve less than two weeks ago. Harvin had three receptions for 21 yards in the first half and one rush for 9 yards, but left the game late in the first half with a concussion. Hauschka hit field goals of 38 and 49 yards with the windy, rainy conditions at his back and hit a 26-yarder into the wind late in the third quarter. Brees finished 24 of 43 for 309 yards and put a scare into Seattle in the closing seconds. After Lynch’s touchdown, Brees took the Saints 80 yards in nine plays, capped with a 9-yard TD pass to Marques Colston with 26 seconds left that made it 23-15. Colston then recovered the onside kick when it caromed off the chest of Golden Tate and directly to the Saints’ receiver. Brees took over at his 41 with 24 seconds left and Jimmy Graham caught his first pass of the game on an 8-yard completion. Brees spiked the ball to stop the clock, then found Colston near the sideline. Instead of stepping out of bounds to have one more play, Colston tried to throw across the field to Darren Sproles. The pass was forward and the penalty for an illegal forward pass ran off the final
10 seconds of the clock giving Seattle the victory. Khiry Robinson rushed for a careerhigh 57 yards and had a 1-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter as the Saints continued to stress the running game. New Orleans finished with 108 yards rushing on 26 attempts. The 2-point conversion by Mark Ingram pulled the Saints to 16-8. But New Orleans could never overcome Ingram’s fumble in the first half that led to Lynch’s first touchdown run and a 13-0 lead, and a pair of missed field goals by Shayne Graham. Both times Graham was wide left kicking into the wind after not missing after he was re-signed by the Saints late in the season. New Orleans was shut out in the first half for the third time in Sean Payton’s tenure as head coach and first since 2011. Brees was held to 34 yards passing in the half. Jimmy Graham was not targeted until the very end of the half and the pass was batted away by Earl Thomas. Colston finished with 11 receptions for 144 yards, but Graham was held to one catch for 8 yards.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It doesn’t surprise safety Mike Mitchell that the Carolina Panthers are only the third home underdog in the NFL divisional playoffs in the past 20 years. “We haven’t gotten much respect all year,” he said. “It looks like we still have people to prove wrong.” The Panthers (12-4) are playing the no-respect card after opening the week as a 1-point underdog against San Francisco (13-4), despite defeating the 49ers 10-9 at Candlestick Park earlier this season on Nov. 10. Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith said the 49ers likely are favored because of their playoff experience. This is the third straight season San Francisco has been to the playoffs under coach Jim Harbaugh, and most of the players have returned from last year’s NFC championship team. The Panthers will make their first playoff appearance since 2008 under third-year coach Ron Rivera. That doesn’t seem to bother Rivera. “No, because two years ago [the 49ers] didn’t have any playoff experience and they did pretty well,” Rivera said. Harbaugh, who was teammates with Rivera with the Chicago Bears, also downplayed the experience factor. “I’ve always really felt that where you’re going is a heck of a lot more important than where you’ve come from,” Harbaugh said. Rivera said the Panthers got some playoff-type experience by winning a number of big games during the season — they beat New England and New Orleans along with San Francisco — to battle back from a 1-3 start to win the NFC South and secure a first-round bye. The Panthers sacked Colin Kaepernick six times and limited him to 91 yards passing and 16 yards rushing in the first meeting in a win that defensive end Greg Hardy said “proved we were a contender.” But Rivera said Kaepernick’s play has vastly improved since. “He is playing with a lot of confidence right now,” Rivera said. “Maybe we’ll get lucky and catch him on a bad day.” Kaepernick said he’s eager to bounce back from perhaps the most disappointing game of his career against Carolina. When asked what the Panthers did that was so effective, Kaepernick said “I think it was more of what we did to ourselves. I didn’t play well.” Being the home underdogs might not be a bad thing for
the Panthers. According to oddsmakers, one of the two home divisional playoff underdogs since the 1994 season was the 1996 Panthers, who upended the Dallas Cowboys in the very same stadium they’ll face the 49ers in on Sunday. The 49ers lost tight end Vernon Davis to a concussion early in the last meeting against Carolina, while top 2012 wide receiver Michael Crabtree had yet to return from a torn right Achilles tendon that required surgery in May. In five regular-season games since his return, Crabtree had 19 receptions for 284 yards and a touchdown — and he caught eight passes for 125 yards in a 23-20 wildcard win at Green Bay last week. “Crabtree makes a huge difference,” Davis said. Davis caught a 28-yard touchdown pass against the Packers, giving him six postseason TDs, tied for second most by a tight end in NFL postseason history. Harbaugh said their return makes the 49ers “more dangerous.” Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith said he will play despite a sprained left knee. Smith returned to practice this week, but isn’t sure what to expect when he steps on the field Sunday. “It’s not about can I go, it’s about how confident do I feel when I am going? I will play Sunday,” Smith said. “But it’s how much of that I don’t worry about the knee. That’s when the confidence increases.” Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has thrived in the national spotlight in college and on big stages this season. But this will be the thirdyear quarterback’s first foray into the NFL postseason, so it will be interesting to see how Kaepernick responds to the pressure. “It’s simply about seizing the moment,” Newton said. Carolina led the NFL with 60 sacks this season, including a franchise-record nine sacks their last time out against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 17. Hardy, who goes by “The Kraken,” has been a beast of late with eight sacks in the past three games. Sunday’s game features two of the game’s best middle linebackers in Carolina’s Luke Kuechly and San Francisco’s Patrick Willis, both selected to this year’s Pro Bowl. Kuechly has more tackles than anyone in the NFL since coming into the league as a first-round pick in 2012.
THE NEW MEXICAN Sunday, January 12, 2014
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Rochelle Byars took this photo in October 2012 of a sea lion complying with the off-limits sign in Galapagos National Park.
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Santa Fe Airport through 6 p.m. Saturday Santa Fe Airport Temperatures High/low ......................................... 51°/25° Normal high/low ............................ 44°/18° Record high ............................... 59° in 1990 Record low ............................... -10° in 1962 Santa Fe Airport Precipitation 24 hours through 6 p.m. yest. ............ 0.00” Month/year to date .................. 0.00”/0.00” Normal month/year to date ..... 0.16”/0.16” Santa Fe Farmers Market 24 hours through 6 p.m. yest. ............ 0.00” Month/year to date .................. 0.00”/0.00”
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Santa Fe 47/19 25
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Truth or Consequences 64/30
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Las Cruces 65/33
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Sunrise today ............................... 7:14 a.m. Sunset tonight .............................. 5:11 p.m. Moonrise today ............................ 2:41 p.m. Moonset today ............................. 4:16 a.m. Sunrise Monday ............................ 7:14 a.m. Sunset Monday ............................. 5:12 p.m. Moonrise Monday ......................... 3:29 p.m. Moonset Monday .......................... 5:05 a.m. Sunrise Tuesday ........................... 7:14 a.m. Sunset Tuesday ............................ 5:13 p.m. Moonrise Tuesday ........................ 4:20 p.m. Moonset Tuesday ......................... 5:51 a.m. Full
The planets Rise 7:56 a.m. 6:46 a.m. 11:51 p.m. 4:27 p.m. 2:39 a.m. 11:01 a.m.
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The following water statistics of January 9 are the most recent supplied by the City Water Division (in millions of gallons). Total water produced from: Canyon Water Treatment Plant: 1.470 Buckman Water Treatment Plant: 5.080 City Wells: 0.659 Buckman Wells: 0.000 Total water produced by water system: 7.209 Amount delivered to Las Campanas: Golf course: 0.000, domestic: 0.092 Santa Fe Canyon reservoir storage: 64.3 percent of capacity; daily inﬂow 1.68 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 http://www.santafenm.gov/waterconservation
Today.........................................1, Low Monday.....................................2, Low Tuesday.....................................1, Low Wednesday...............................1, Low Thursday...................................1, Low Friday ........................................1, Low The AccuWeather Flu Index™ combines the effects of weather with a number of other known factors to provide a scale showing the overall probability of flu transmission and severity of symptoms. The AccuWeather Flu Index™ is based on a scale of 0-10.
Albuquerque 24 hours through 6 p.m. yest. ............ 0.00” Month/year to date .................. 0.00”/0.00” Las Vegas 24 hours through 6 p.m. yest. ............ 0.00” Month/year to date ................. Trace/Trace Los Alamos 24 hours through 6 p.m. yest. ............ 0.00” Month/year to date .................. 0.00”/0.00” Chama 24 hours through 6 p.m. yest. ............ 0.00” Month/year to date .................. 0.08”/0.08” Taos 24 hours through 6 p.m. yest. ............ 0.00” Month/year to date .................. 0.00”/0.00”
Saturday’s rating ................................ Good Today’s forecast ................................. Good 0-50, Good; 51-100, Moderate; 101-150, Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200, Unhealthy; 201-300, Very Unhealthy, 301500, Hazardous Source: EPA
Española 55/27 Los Alamos 45/21 Gallup 45/14
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(For the 48 contiguous states) Sat. High: 86 .......................... Edinburg, TX Sat. Low: -4 ............................ Alamosa, CO
A cold snap in the Pacific Northwest spread eastward on Jan. 12, 1888, spawning the “Blizzard of ’88.” The storm affected areas from northern Texas to the Dakotas and killed 200 people.
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Weather, matchup play role in demand By Rick Freeman The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Welcome to the Super Bowl, where demand always beats supply and the teams don’t really matter. The NFL championship game is one of the largest sports and entertainment spectacles in the world. The teams aren’t exactly afterthoughts, but tickets are going to move quickly no matter how popular the two contenders are. In fact, the number printed after the dollar sign on the front of a Super Bowl ticket has about as much in common with the price paid by its holder as the point spread does with the final. Less, actually — the point spread is at least an informed prediction that comes from the bookmakers’ observations of previous events and the price the public will pay to bet its teams. So, as we near the big game on Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., let’s take an inside look at the ticket trade. How much? Even on NFL. com, users in search of tickets are directed to a resellers’ website, operated by Ticketmaster. On Thursday night, the cheapest ticket available was over $3,000. On Stubhub, people were willing to part with seats for a little more than $2,500, 24 days and an hour before kickoff. Needless to say, these were all in the nosebleed sections. But fans eager to lock down seats now would probably be advised to wait. Who’s playing? The teams in the game should have some bearing on the price. Large fanbases close to the New York City area — think New England — could cause demand and prices to rise. Three West Coast teams are still alive in the playoffs, and
no matter how ardently supported the San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks are, being a continent away from seeing the game in person will probably thin the horde’s ranks. The halftime show is set. That’ll be Grammy-winner Bruno Mars. The 28-year-old pop star isn’t as venerable as some of the heavy hitters to grace the halftime stage in the past — Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney have albums older than he is — but he should be a bigger draw than Up With People. What’s the weather like? Regardless of what team is in the game, one more major factor could affect prices — the weather forecast. As this is the first Super Bowl outdoors in a cold-weather city, there’s no data on how a cold snap affects interest in tickets, but after the polar vortex, it’s probably safe to assume demand would not be strong to sit outside for four hours or longer on a cold night in northern New Jersey. What about the traffic? New Jersey is not known as the easiest place to drive. And that was before Gov. Chris Christie’s administration was found to have arranged for intentional traffic jams for political retribution. That said, no governor can control New York City area traffic, but the state’s transportation authority will be running trains on a new line completed ahead of the stadium’s 2010 opening. An armada of buses will also be available, and organizers are discouraging drivers — the host committee website even refers to parking as “4th and Long.” The X-factor: If after all of that, fans don’t feel like shelling out a paycheck (or two) for the chance to brave traffic and weather to watch the Super Bowl from the upper deck, there’s one more consideration — you can’t watch the Puppy Bowl at the stadium.
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France Saturday, January 18 at 5 pm Languedoc-Roussillon is the region of Southwestern France just west of Provence that includes a portion of the Mediterranean coast and the eastern Pyrenees. Wending its way from the coast to the mountainous interior is the 150-mile Le Sentier Cathar, or The Cathar Way, a footpath that has become one of the most famous walking routes in France. It goes through the country inhabited by the Cathars (also known as the Albigensians), a heretical Christian movement of the Middle Ages. This movement, though quite modern in its outlook, was anathema to the Papacy, and ultimately, it was brutally suppressed and wiped out. But the history lingers on - the towns, the churches, and perhaps most distinctively, the castles perched on precipitous limestone outcrops, many of which were last hold-outs of the Cathars. This program will focus on a two-week walk my partner, David, and I took in May 2013, a time of the year profuse in wildﬂowers, particularly many species of orchids.
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ABOVE: This year’s Super Bowl will be played Feb. 2 in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. LEFT: The Black Keys, left, along with John Legend and Band of Horses, are joining with sports celebrities for a series of special evenings leading up to the Super Bowl. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTOS
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2014 décor trends
Bring on the blush
Mortgage rule is a mixed bag By Roger and Melissa Carson For The New Mexican
Go pale: In this photo provided by designer Brian Patrick Flynn, a guest bedroom featured on Hayneedle.com uses a muted shade of blush on the walls and ceiling. Flynn suggests blush tones will become popular in 2014, but to add a fresh touch, they’ll be paired with masculine tones such as navy blue. AP/HAYNEEDLE.COM, SARAH DORIO
Pale hues, bold furniture, wall hangings on the rise By Melissa Rayworth The Associated Press
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ith a new year come new trends in home design and decorating. Among them: paler walls contrasted with colorful furniture, and plenty of personal expression, design experts say.
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Coolest colors Whisper-soft, ultra-pale shades of pink — described by designers as “blush tones” — are back. But the ’80s haven’t returned, says designer Brian Patrick Flynn says, at least not entirely. “What’s different about blush this time around is what it’s paired with. In 1985, you’d find it paired with mauve and black with tons of shiny brass accents. Flash forward to today and blush is likely to be paired with preppy, masculine tones,” says Flynn, founder of Flynnside Out Productions. His favorite blush paint is Barely Blush from Glidden, which he contrasts with navy blue: “The deep, rich personality of the navy actually washes out the blush, almost causing it to look white, and the overall effect is fresh and gorgeous.” Speaking of white walls, Los Angeles-based designer Betsy Burnham sees those coming back in a big way. “I used to think white walls looked unfinished,” she says. “But I’ve completely come around on this one, because white is the ultimate palette cleanser. It gives every space — even the most traditional — a modern edge, and sets the stage wonderfully for layers of color in upholstery, accessories, area rugs and art.” But while wall colors are getting softer and paler, the opposite seems to be happening with furniture. “Strong colors on upholstery are becoming more of the norm,” says Kyle Schuneman, founder of Live Well Designs, who spent a chunk of 2013 designing his first line of furniture, in collaboration with retailer Apt2B. He opted to create sofas in bright blues and shades of orange because “a bright sofa is no longer just for a creative office waiting room,” he says. “People are bringing them into their homes.” One bold color to approach carefully this year: red-violet. “Red-violet is the Pantone color of the year for 2014,” Flynn says. “As a designer whose specialty is using color, let me tell you something: Red-violet is about as complex as it gets.” “My trick for using it right is pairing it with black, white and brass,” he says. “It’s not all that overwhelming, since it’s balanced by the neutrality of the black and white, and made a bit more chic and regal with the brass.”
Top textures “For accessories, the trend seems to be getting away from color and going more into rich textures like horn, aged metallics and linens,” Schuneman says. “The absence of color is becoming chic for smaller items.” One texture Flynn says will have a big moment in 2014: felt. “Have you looked at Pinterest lately? It’s like every fifth photo you see involves felt! Ever since the handmade movement kicked in back in 2010, felt has been used in unexpected ways and in a modern fashion,” Flynn says. “What makes it such a favorite for designers is how easy it is to work with. It’s amazing for door upholstery due to its stiffness. It makes for awesome craft material, since it’s easy to cut and stitch, and it’s awesome for kids.” An easy project for even the DIY-challenged: “I modernized the classic kindergarten felt wall in a boy’s room by covering a wall with batting, then literally upholstering it with white and blue felt, then cutting tons of felt into random objects and characters to give the kids something interactive and stylish.”
n Friday, another aspect of the Qualified Residential Mortgage Rule passed by our friends in Congress as part of the Frank-Dodd legislation from 2010 took effect. Designed to protect consumers against mortgage fraud, the question remains if it will improve or hinder our local housing recovery. The essence of the rule is to ensure the ability of the borrower to repay the mortgage through extensive investigation by lenders into creditworthiness and income evaluations. Considerations made by lenders will include current or reasonably expected income and assets, current employment, monthly payments on covered transaction, monthly payments on simultaneous loans, monthly payments for mortgage related obligations, Estate Guide Santa Fe Real debt obligations, alimony and child support, monthly debtto-income ratios or residual income, and credit history. ARC HIT ECT URE While the previously proposed required down-payment rule was aborted, the Qualified Residential Mortgage does have a debt-to-income ratio guideline that might affect buyers. The ratio cannot exceed 43 percent, so if you are thinking of purchasing a home, you might want to put off buying that new car. This MORE one aspect is the most troubling HOME for all the consumer protections This column it touts. Mortgage experts state appears reguthat 20 percent of loans preslarly in Home: ently originated have higher Santa Fe Real than 43 percent consumer debt Estate Guide, ratio, so taking a potential which is pub20 percent of buyers out of the lished every housing market might certainly first Sunday of the month impact our recovery. in The New The benefits to the consumer Mexican. can be seen in the prohibition Read more of negative amortization and Home stories interest-only payments. Also, at www. mortgage loans cannot exceed santafenew the 30-year repayment period. mexican.com/ And the Qualified Residential life/home. Mortgage does have a limitation on points and fees that can be charged, which is generally about 3 percent of the loan amount. For borrowers, predatory lending has been curtailed and the likelihood of overselling and becoming “house poor” will be a notion of the past. For mortgage companies, the changes have little effect on how they have been doing business, since they tend to be risk-adverse anyway. After all, making certain that the borrower can repay a loan is the cornerstone of that industry. But now with the threat of having to buy back a bad loan, the mortgage companies will be more diligent in their scrutiny of every hopeful borrower. For anyone who has been around the sun a few times, you know that if it was made by Congress it was made with loopholes, and the Qualified Residential Mortgage Rule is no exception. There are guidelines for loans that exceed the debt-to-income ratio to create more flexibility. Just who will fall into these guidelines is a mystery. Fortunately, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have an exemption to the 43 percent ratio that may still be discretionary, so at least there is hope. Not all qualified borrowers with a higher debt to income will be excluded from the market. For loans originating after Jan. 10, it may seem as though an IRS audit would be easier to deal with than qualifying for a mortgage, but if it results in stability in the housing market and protection of homeowner wealth, we are all for it. We applaud the prevention of predatory lending practices and the aim to prevent another recession by easy access to money. Getting rid of mortgages that borrowers can only afford for the first year is a good thing. And saying goodbye to those getrich-quick seminars that promise real estate investors quick return with no money down and no qualifying is also a good thing. However, the reality is that every borrower is a risk, and we don’t want to see Congress enacting over-stringent guidelines that will squeeze out the hardworking individual who is trying to achieve the very essence of the American Dream: homeownership.
Go West: Flynn turned to the American West for inspiration when designing this writer’s cabin featured on Hayneedle.com. Flynn thinks cabin-inspired style is going to be a sought-after style for 2014 and will include deep hunter green tones as well as super masculine elements such as Western wear and plaids. AP/HAYNEEDLE.COM, SARAH DORIO
Go bold: A tween girl’s room for HGTV.com features a shade of red-violet similar to the Pantone color of the year for 2014. Flynn suggests pairing the color with neutrals like white and black to make it a bit lighter and more playful. AP/BRIAN PATRICK FLYNN/HGTV.COM, SARAH DORIO
Fresh inspirations “The idea of personalization is becoming stronger and stronger,” Schuneman says. “People are wanting their homes to reflect a more unique perspective.” So rather than assuming that everyone will be buying the same popular items, “stores are doing limited runs on items more often, like art in series or a special brand collaboration for just a season,” he says. Burnham agrees. Homeowners are increasingly looking to “large-scale wall hangings” and other pieces of art to express themselves, she says, rather than doing it with bold wall color. “Boy, am I sick of accent walls. I really believe that trend is out! I vote for art every time,” Burnham says. “If you’re looking for something to cover big, blank areas, shop on Etsy for macrame pieces. They add such wonderful texture to your walls, and artists like Sally England have brought them back into vogue.”
She also recommends hunting for vintage posters that speak to you. Find them through online dealers and auction houses, and then frame them in a group. “While the vintage ones are a bit of an investment,” Burnham says, “they can be a lot more reasonably priced than large-scale paintings and photographs.” Another way Americans are increasingly customizing their space, according to Flynn: Western-inspired décor. “For years, I’ve seen taxidermy make its way into mainstream design, yet reinvented in new ways. Lately, I’ve been looking to Ralph Lauren-like cabins of the Western United States for inspiration in my own home. I think a lot of cabin-inspired colors such as pea greens, hunter greens and camouflage-inspired prints will become super popular.” Flynn’s cabin in the north Georgia mountains is currently decorated in pea green and accented with heavy, masculine fabrics, Western hats and antlers.
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ELEGANCE, PRIVACY, QUALITY AND VIEWS 32 Encantado Road - Eldorado – This gorgeous two-story home has three fireplaces, walled courtyards and brick floors. There is a fabulous kitchen, a separate den, and an office or sitting room, plus lots of closets and a workshop. This home is nestled into the landscape. 3 br, 3 ba, 2,755 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 2.06 acres. SantaFeProperties. com/201304516 Gary Wallace 505.577.0599 $529,000
AN ECLECTIC HOME IN SETON VILLAGE 186 A Arroyo Hondo Road - Although older, this eclectic, atypical Seton Village home has an updated kitchen with quartz countertops and stainless appliances, and updated baths in the main part of the residence. The great room has bamboo floors, built-in shelves for art work and a pellet stove set into a fireplace. 3 br, 3 ba, 3,122 sq.ft., 0.33 acre. SantaFeProperties.com/201304857 Gary Wallace 505.577.0599 $429,000
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Lot In Tesuque Ridge - Nestled in the protected rolling hills of Tesuque Ridge Ranch is this view-filled building site awaiting your Santa Fe dream home. Bring a horse or two to discover this magic enclave just minutes from town. 5.1 acres. SantaFeProperties.com/201305172 David Woodard 505.920.2000 $547,000
Lot 2A- 2 on Cerrillos Road - Be ‘in the know’ and locate your business where Santa Fe is growing. This nice flat commercial use lot at Cerrillos Road and Beckner Road offers high visibility on a 0.841-acre lot. SantaFeProperties.com/201303311 Rusty Wafer 505.690.1919 $350,000
623 General Goodwin - Bring your horse! This rare 126-plus acre lot in Santa Fe County is bordered by the Galisteo River on the north, with comparable acreage to the east and west, making this land private and accessible. 126.72 acres. SantaFeProperties.com/201303754 Amber Haskell 505.470.0923 Cindy Sheff 505.470.6114 $345,000
1105 Padre Kino - Enjoy extraordinary ski basin and sunset views from this cul-de-sac parcel in Sierra del Norte's northern most phase, a unique setting that makes this building site extremely rare. There are city utilities and paved access. 1.72 acres.SantaFeProperties.com/201305845 Sharon Macdonald 505.660.5155 $299,000
A RARE SIERRA DEL NORTE OPPORTUNITY 1205 Calle De Agua - A special opportunity to build your dream home is available in the northside neighborhood of Sierra del Norte, a panoramic view lot with key sitework already done: driveway, building pad, utilities and rockwork. 1.4 acres. SantaFeProperties.com/201302533 Sharon Macdonald 505.660.5155 $295,000
BUILD-READY WITH LAKE ACCESS Lot 2-A High Mesas at Abiquiu - With stunning Perdenal views and a shared boat ramp for Abiquiu Lake access, this 12-acre lot is build-ready with a shared well and an electric transformer already in place. 12.14 acres. SantaFeProperties.com/201304503 Cindy Sheff 505.470.6114 $198,000
50 ACRES WITH AN 1800'S HOMESTEAD CRB 28A – This rare offering in San Miguel County is an 1800's homestead in the Villanueva Valley. Offered as improved land with outbuildings, water and electric, it is an excellent opportunity to create a retreat, so bring your horses. 50 acres. SantaFeProperties.com/201303512 Amber Haskell 505.470.0923 $279,000
IN THE BELLA LOMA SUBDIVISION 8 Bella Loma - Build your dream home on this serene and beautiful high building site on a quiet cul-de-sac with Jemez and Sangre de Cristo mountain views. Existing shared well and all utilities are near the site. 2.5 acres. SantaFeProperties.com/201205632 Jill Averill 505.577.5789 $196,000
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3245 Paseo del Monte - Hyde Park Estates - Build your dream home with views in this wooded subdivision only moments into Santa Fe's Plaza and downtown area. The lot offers easy access with paved roads. 2.5 acres. SantaFeProperties.com/201304803 Pat Pipkin 505.660.3757 $215,000
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505B Juniper Drive – This lovely walled lot with great Jemez views is to be part of a three-unit condo association. Plans are available for a two-story house with loft and view deck, or design your own! It is located just blocks from the Plaza. SantaFeProperties.com/201400088 Joan Grossman 505.690.9445 $179,000
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8-B End of the Trail - This horse property residential lot is in a small five-home subdivision with an established community water system (water is to site). The driveway and building site are already in place. 20 acres. SantaFeProperties.com/201304409 Georgette Romero 505.603.1494 $179,000
59 Crazy Rabbit Road - With gentle rolling hills and easy access from paved County Road 42, this versatile lot is buildready with the well, the electric transformer, telephone service and some fencing already in place. 10 acres. SantaFeProperties.com/201304098 Cindy Sheff 505.470.6114 $154,000
32 Green Meadow Loop, Lot 388 - Las Campanas - Located off Clubhouse Drive, this home site has big mountain views, solar exposure and is close to local amenities and offers easy access to town. The flat topography is easy to build on. 1.46 acres. SantaFeProperties.com/201300336 Laurie Farber-Condon 505.412.9912 $99,000
23 Calle Mi Gusto, Lot 34 - Las Campanas – A beautiful home site in Park Estates, Las Campanas, this lot is not only an easy-to-build home site, but it also has western mountains and sunset views along with views of the Sangres. 0.97 acre. SantaFeProperties.com/201301794 Laurie Farber-Condon 505.412.9912 $95,000
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3800 Thomas Road - The Thomas Business Park is a 23-lot commercial subdivision, with choice commercial lots still available. Thomas Road (off Airport) is one of the fastest growing corridors in Santa Fe. 0.4 to 0.59-acre lots available. SantaFeProperties.com/708755 Philip Gudwin 505.984.7343 $80,000 to $95,000
11 Alcalde Loop - Eldorado - This beautiful lot has magical views of the Sangres. The possible building site is well treed for privacy, and the quiet and serene location is far enough away from major roads to enjoy nature. 1.36 acres. SantaFeProperties.com/201303839 Lou Gonzales 505.660.9099 $79,900
BEAUTIFUL WATER & MOUNTAIN VIEWS 17B Tecolote Circle, Lot 14 - Las Campanas - This elevated view lot is one of the few available home sites remaining with water views. Located in the enclave of The Pueblos at Las Campanas. 0.35 acre. SantaFeProperties.com/201305753 Laurie Farber-Condon 505.412.9912 $70,000
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PREMIER BUILDING SITE IN COCHITI LAKE Lot 422, Koorani Street - Located in Cochiti Lake, this lot offers panoramic Jemez views north to Santa Fe and views of the Sangre de Cristos, and this community offers lenient covenants and building restrictions. 0.5 acre. SantaFeProperties.com/201303207 Dennis Kensil 505.501.3638 $33,000
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24 SENDERO DEL OSO $3,995,000 Indescribable paradise along the Rio en Medio river with 25 acres of lush surroundings as a backdrop. The home/guesthouse/studio configuration yields privacy within this double adobe Territorial construct. Paul McDonald 505.984.5111 #201400022
812 VISTA CATEDRAL $2,495,000 Classic adobe hacienda on the Eastside built with exception quality and craftsmanship. This authentic Pueblo-style home is positioned to take full advantage of the panoramic views. Judith Ivey 505.984.5157 #201205600
21 GOODNIGHT TRAIL WEST $1,950,000 On a 13+ acre view lot in La Tierra Nueva this Bill Lumpkins designed double adobe home boasts 8,600± sq ft of living space. A walled and gated entry courtyard leads to the house and guest wing. Ray Rush & Tim Van Camp 505.984.5117 #201304950
18 MEREDITH DRIVE $1,695,000 Northern NM pitched roof style home in Tesuque. This stunning residence is beautifully sited on almost 7 acres featuring gorgeous views, and a 3,500 sq ft, 3BR, 3.5BA main house, plus a guest casita. Neil Lyon,CRB,CRS,GRI 505.954.5505 #201300057
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436 WEST SAN FRANCISCO STREET $1,500,000 The legendary Sandoval Family Compound. First time on the market.The adobe home is approximately 1,450 sq ft and is currently utilized as income producing office and retail space. On approximately one half acre. Ricky Allen 505.946.2855 #201305308
558 CAMINO DEL MONTE SOL $1,145,000 This residence is a true piece of Santa Fe history. It is the first house built on Camino del Monte Sol by Frank Applegate in approx. 1921. The property is 4BR, 3BA and approx. 3,466 sq ft on almost half an acre. K.C. Martin 505.954.5549 #201301474
152 BARRANCA ROAD $995,000 Unique architectural design, abundant charm, builtin privacy and spectacular mountain vistas all available from this Yardman custom built 3BR, 4BA home. Johnnie Gillespie & Marion Skubi 505.660.8722 #201400030
5 REMEDIOS ROAD $749,000 Casual elegance defines this home with beautiful finishes and a great floor plan. Large windows showcase mountain vistas. In East Ranch on 3+ view acres, there are 3BR, 3BA, plus an office. Penelope Vasquez 505.954.5551 #201302076
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829 DON CUBERO $625,000 Adorable South Capitol Santa Fe historic house and casita on a shaded lot in the coveted Wood Gormley school district! Original hardwood floors, and great old curved ceiling with no right angles. Ashley Margetson 505.984.5186 #201304023 NEW L ISTING
7124 SERENO LOOP $339,000 A beautiful 2-3 bedroom BT home situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in lovely Sereno Mesa with numerous upgrades and fabulous Sandia Mountain and sunset views. The Santa Fe Team 505.988.2533 #201400053 OPEN SUNDAY 1 - 3
21 CAMINO LOMA SECO $519,000 Views in all directions. Enjoy entertaining and everyday living in this sophisticated yet comfortable home. Great room is open to the gourmet kitchen, with multiple French doors providing easy flow to the outdoors. GregMcMillan&EvelynSpiker505.984.5186 #201400023 OP EN SU N DAY 1 - 3
501 RIO GRANDE, F-6 $299,000 Cute 2-story condominium with 2BR, 2BA, and wonderful front and back gardens. Great location, close to the Plaza and all the seasonal activities downtown. All new appliances and brick floors. Brunson & Schroeder Team 505.690.7885 #201304575 N EW P RIC E
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927 ALTO STREET, B $479,900 NEW LISTING. Great location close to downtown. Contemporary design with 3BR, a loft, and a 2-car garage on a cul-de-sac. Concrete and wood floors, great views from the upstairs deck. Fenced yard. Janice Cox 505.954.5536 #201400017 OP EN SU N DAY 1 1 - 1
61 HERRADA ROAD $299,000 Charming Eldorado home with open kitchen, dining and living area, family room/studio, 3BR, and 2BA. Vigas, clay painted walls, tile and wood floors, newer windows, one-year-old roof and new stucco. Deborah Day 505.954.5501 #201305246 OP EN SU N DAY 1 - 3
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1810 CALLE DE SEBASTIAN, E-2 $298,000 A rare find in desirable De Vargas Heights, this home offers new Anderson windows throughout, new kitchen appliances, new carpet, stucco, interior paint, and a roof update. 2BR, 2BA, 2-car garage. Jody Spehar 505.946.2871 #201304790
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1538 AVENIDA DE LAS AMERICAS, A, A & B $295,000 Centrally located end unit(s) duplex. Units are approximately 970 sq ft each. Both are 2BR, 1BA, and located on a greenbelt with mountain views. Danna Cooper & Carol Alexander 505.670.6377 #201305868
637 ALTO STREET, #C $279,000 Loft living on the Santa Fe River, in the Railyard is a 1,800 sq ft condo. Large master up spiral staircase, main level has 11’ ceiling and open concept living. Gated, storage and two big bathrooms. Emily Garcia 505.955.7963 #201305316
2846 CALLE DE ORIENTE $197,000 Very clean and neat 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with single-car garage. Backyard deck makes for an easy care lot. Nice light with clerestory living room, very sweet condition and location. Charles Weber 505.954.0734 #201304114
617 GARCIA STREET $1,465,000 Pueblo-style LEED Gold home on the Eastside. Darlene Streit 505.920.8001 #201305838
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MUST SEE Gated lot and spectacular views with this home in Cienega. Over 2,000 sqft of home plus 2 car garage. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, study – modern, big kitchen. 2 ﬁreplaces and tiled ﬂoors.
Office, retail, gallery, hospitality, residential, etc. Pueblo style architecture, computer controlled HVAC, cat 6, water catchment, brick and carpet flooring, Cummins diesel back-up electricity generator, multiple conference rooms, vault, climate controlled server room, power conditioners, privacy windows, double blinds on windows, break room, outdoor break area, executive offices, corporate reception, close proximity to restaurants, parking garages and the convention center. Paved parking for 100+ spaces. Parking ratio = 1:275 which includes the offsite parking across the street.
PASSIVE ACTIVE SOLAR HOME on 2 Acres. Salida Colorado. 3 Bedrooms 3.5 Baths, Office, Gourmet Kitchen, Adobe Brick & Tinted Concrete, Green House, Energy Star Certified, 2 CG, 3337SF. Call Carol NOW 970846-5368. Western Mtn Real Estate. www.WesternMtn.com
2 BEDROOM, 1 bathroom newly remodeled adobe home in private compound. Washer, dryer. Columbia Street. $950 monthly 505-983-9722.
4304 CALLE ANDREW: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Radiant Heat, All Appliances, $900 plus utilities. No Pets! 505-4714405
2 BEDROOM, 2.5 BATHS TOWNHOME, RANCHO VIEJO. 1150 sq.ft. 2 car garage. Across from park. $1250 monthly plus utilities. 505-471-7050
$900. 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH. LIGHT. Remodeled, paint, tiled, beams, Kiva, modern kitchen, bath. Backyard, community college. Lease, Utilities. 505-500-2777
CALLE DE ORIENTE NORTE 2 bedroom 2 bath, upstairs unit. $775 plus utilites. Security deposit. No pets. 505-988-7658 or 505-690-3989 COZY CASITA, Near Canyon Road. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, courtyard, no pets, $900 monthly includes utilities. Call Katie at 505-690-4025 Cozy studio, $750 monthly, $500 deposit, includes utilities, washer, dryer. saltillo tile, great views. No smoking or pets. Call 505-231-0010. DON’T MISS 2 BEDROOM JUANITA STREET ($775) & 1 BEDROOM RANCHO SIRINGO ($720). Santa Fe Style. Laundry room. No pets. 505-310-1516. OFFICE- STUDIO NEAR RAILYARD Can also be used as u n f u r n i s h e d a p a r t m e n t . $900 monthly. All utilities included. Reserved parking. Call 505-471-1238 additional details. OUTDOOR PATIO. All tile floors. Washer, Dryer. Parking. Rent $925 including heat, water. Call Sheilah Motelet Realty, Cat considered. Santa Fe 505-660-7045.
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986-3000 APARTMENTS FURNISHED CONTACT JOHN HANCOCK 505-470-5604
Barker Realty 505-982-9836 St. Michael Hospital Corridor
Now Showing Rancho Viejo Townhome $232,500
Multi-use 28,000 sq.ft. building, on 1.67 acres. Priced to sell under two million dollars. Owner will finance. Old Santa Fe Realty 505983-9265.
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360 degree views, Spectacular walking trails, Automated drip watering, Finished 2 car garage, 2 BDR, 2 ½ bath plus office.
146.17 AC. 1 hour from Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Electricity, views of Sangre De Cristo Mnts and Glorieta Mesa. $675, acre, 20 year owner financing. Toll Free 8 7 7 - 7 9 7 - 2 6 2 4 newmexicoranchland.net
Quaint Southside Townhome Just Reduced! 3 beds, 2 baths, over 1,600 square feet, kiva fireplace, tile floors, large gameroom or office, convenient location, only $220,000. Jefferson Welch, 505-577-7001
LOTS & ACREAGE RIVER RANCH PRIVATE RIVER FRONTAGE 1,000 Acres, High Ponderosa Pine Ridges. Well, utilities, rare opportunity to own this quality ranch. $1,599,000. Great New Mexico Properties. One hour from Santa Fe. 802-236-0151, 802-236-1314. WE GET RESULTS! CALL 986-3000
1 BEDROOM homes (2) in popular rail yard district. $850 and $925. water paid, charming and quiet neighborhood. 505-231-8272
3 BEDROOM, 1 BATH. Walk downtown. Kiva, washer, dryer hook-ups. Enclosed yard. Tile & carpet floors. No pets. $900. 505-204-1900
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CHARMING, CLEAN 2 BEDROOM, $800
Private estate. Walled yard, kiva fireplace. Safe, quiet. Utilities paid. Sorry, No Pets. 505-471-0839 CONDO, 2 Bed + 2.5 Bath. Fort Marcy. Cable WiFi included!!! Kiva fireplace. $1690 monthly! Call or text 310-9959625. FULLY FURNISHED STUDIO, $750. Utilities paid, charming, clean, fireplace, wood floors. 5 minute walk to Railyard. Sorry, No Pets. 505471-0839 QUIET LOCATION. FURNISHED. 1 Bedroom, 1 bath. Hardwood. Screened patio. Washer, dryer. Parking. Includes utilities & cable. No Smoking or pets. $900. 520-472-7489
TIDY 2 bedroom guest quarters, gorgeous setting on paved road. 1200 monthly, UTILITIES INCLUDED. Calm, meditative. fireplace, washer, dryer, dishwasher, patio. Email: Shoshanni@aol.com.
APARTMENTS UNFURNISHED 1 OR 2 BEDROOM AVAILABLE, RUFINA LANE. Laundry facility onsite, cozy fire place, balcony, patio. Near Walmart. $625 or $699 monthly. One Month Free Rent, No Application Fee.
Chamisa Management Corp. 988-5299
2 BEDROOMS. $1250, UTILITIES INCLUDED. HILLSIDEWALK TO PLAZA. FIREPLACE, PRIVATE PATIO. SUNNY, QUIET. OFF-STREET PARKING. 505-685-4704. NON- SMOKING, NO PETS.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR SALE 202 E. Marcy Street, Santa Fe
Please call 505-920-4550 Real Estate de Santa Fe, LLC
FOR SALE OR LEASE- Great opportunity! 3 building Showroom, warehouse, office space. 7,000 to 27,480 SqFt. All or part. Fantastic location1591 Pacheco Street. Qualified HubZone, Zoned I-2. Contact David Oberstein: 505-986-0700
COMMERCIAL SPACE 1,900 squ.ft. Warehouse, 600 squ.ft Office Space, reception area, two offices, kitchen, security, fenced yard, On-site parking. $1,500 plus utilities. 505-982-2511.
60-70 chairs, 3200 sq.ft, Full large equipped kitchen, Built in customer base. Serious inquiries only. 505-660-1586. *Adjacent 1500 sq.ft. available for tap room, beer and wine bar or restaurant-bar combination. MEDICAL DENTAL RETAIL OFFICE. 5716 sq.ft. Allegro Center, 2008 St. Michaels Drive, Unit B. George Jimenez, owner-broker. 505-470-3346
CONDOSTOWNHOMES 2 BEDROOM CORONADO CONDO: $675 plus utilities . Tile floor. Downstairs. Cerrillos, Camino Carlos Rey. Pets OK. 505-204-4922. Beautiful 1 bedroom, 1 bath Model home. Fully furnished and all utilities, project amenities, pets welcome. $1000 monthly. Jim, 505-470-0932 DOS SANTOS, one bedroom, one bath, upper level, upgraded, reserve parking. $750 Western Equities, 505-982-4201 RANCHO SANTOS, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, pretty unit, 2nd story, 1 car garage. $1000. Western Equities, 505-982-4201.
Ring in the New Year with extra cash in your pocket! Las Palomas Apartments offers affordable, spacious 2 Bedrooms & Studios that make your hard-earned dollars go farther. Come see the changes we’ve made! Call 888-4828216 today for a tour. Se habla español.
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A 1 Bedroom Apt. $0 Security Deposit For Qualiﬁed Applicants & No deposit required for Utilities, Ask me How!!
SAN MIGUEL COURT APARTMENTS 2029 CALLE LORCA (January move in , 12 Mo. Lease, required for special)
3 BEDROOM, 3 BATH. 2200 sq.ft. Southwest style. Fireplaces, gourmet kitchen. Garage. Yard. No pets. Ragle Park area. $1350. 505-204-1900
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1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. Private patio, carport parking, laundry facility, no pets, nonsmoking. $650 plus deposit. 505-3102827
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2 BEDROOM 2 BATH, 2 car garage, washer, dryer. Breathtaking mountain view, trails, golf course, lake. 20 minutes South of Santa Fe. $875. 505359-4778, 505-980-2400.
1 BEDROOM duplex. Southwest adobe, Friendly neighborhood. 952 Agua Fria. Walk to RailYard & Plaza $750 monthly plus utilities. Year lease. 505-690-6023
EASTSIDE, WALK TO CANYON ROAD! Furnished, short-term vacation home. Walled .5 acre, mountain views, fireplace, 2 bedroom, washer, dryer. Private. Pets okay. Large yard. 970-626-5936.
VERY PRIVATE One Bedroom Guest House NICELY FURNISHED One mile from the PLAZA 505-992-6123 or 505-690-4498
505-992-1205 valdezandassociates.com PRIME DOWNTOWN LOCATION 2 bedroom, 2 bath, wood floors, vigas, small enclosed yard, washer, dryer, 2 car garage, $1700 plus utilities COZY CONDO WITH MANY UPGRADES 2 bedroom, 1 bath, kiva fireplace, washer, dryer, granite counters $850 plus utilities LOCATED AT THE LOFTS ON CERRILLOS This live & work studio offers high ceilings, kitchenette, bathroom with shower, 2 separate entrances, ground, corner unit with lots of natural lighting. $1000 plus utilities CHARMING AND CENTRALLY LOCATED 3 bedroom, 1 bath, wood & tile floors, enclosed backyard, additional storage on property $1050 plus utilities QUIET AND FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD 3 bedroom, 2 bath, fireplace, AC, 2 car garage, enclosed backyard, washer, dryer, $1200 plus utilities CHARMING CONDO 2 bedroom, 2 bath, granite counters, washer, dryer, upgraded appliances, access to all amenities $975 plus utilities SPACIOUS HOME IN DESIRABLE NEIGHBORHOOD 3 bedroom, 2 bath, fireplace, washer, dryer hook-up, large fenced in backyard, 2 car garage $1200 plus utilities 5 PLEX CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON CAMINO CAPITAN this unit is a one bedroom loft, fireplace, and fenced back yard $650 plus utilities $580. 2 SMALL BEDROOMS. V e r y clean, quiet, safe. Off Agua Fria. Has gas heating. Pay only electric. No pets. 505-473-0278
HOUSES FURNISHED BEAUTIFUL ADOBE Casita, fully furnished, Pojoaque. 1 bedroom, 2 bath. No smoking, No pets. $675 monthly, $300 deposit. Call 505-455-3902. OUT OF Africa House on 12.5 acres. 1,700 squ.ft., radiant heat, fireplaces, washer, dryer, Wifi. $2,350 monthly plus utilities. 505-5777707, 505-820-6002.
BEAUTIFUL 3, 2, 2 Walled backyard, corner lot, all appliances, Rancho Viejo. Owner Broker, Available January 1. $1590 monthly. 505-780-0129
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Have a product or service to offer? Call our small business experts to learn how we can help grow your business! CARETAKING Experienced Caregiver, Companion, Cook. Local references. Can travel. 505-690-0880. EXPERIENCED SPANISH SPEAKING CAREGIVER AVAILABLE FOR SENIOR OR DISABLED CARE, several days per week. Will consider some evening care. Call 505-660-7006.
CLEANING A+ Cleaning
Homes, Office Apartments, post construction. House and Pet sitting. Senior care. References available, $18 per hour. Julia, 505-204-1677. WE GET RESULTS! CALL 986-3000
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Free Kindling, Delivery & Stack. 140.00 pick up load.
REPAIRS, MAINTENANCE, PRO-PANEL ROOFS, PAINTING, FENCING, YARDWORK. MINOR PLUMBING & ELECTRICAL. 25 years experience. Consulting. Licensed. References. Free estimates. (505)470-5877
40 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Professional Plastering Specialist: Interior & Exterior. Also Re-Stuccos. Patching a specialty. Call Felix, 505-920-3853.
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CHIMNEY SWEEPING Clean Houses in and out. Windows, carpets. $18 an hour. Sylvia 505-9204138. Handyman, Landscaping, Roofing. FREE estimates, BNS. 505-3166449.
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CASEY’S TOP HAT CHIMNEY SWEEPS is committed to protecting your home. Creosote build-up in a fireplace or lint build-up in a dryer vent reduces efficiency and can pose a fire hazard. Call 505989-5775. Get prepared!
YOUR HEALTH MATTERS. We use natural products. 20 Years Experience, Residential & Offices. Reliable. Excellent references. Licensed & Bonded. Eva, 505-919-9230. Elena. 505-946-7655
Housecleaning, garage cleaning, hauling trash. Cutting Trees, Flagstone Patios, Driveways, Fencing, Yard Work, Stucco, Tile.. Greg, Nina, 920-0493. WE GET RESULTS! CALL 986-3000
TRINO’S AFFORDABLE Construction all phases of construction, and home repairs. Licensed. 505-9207583
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INTERIOR & EXTERIOR, SPECIALIZED STAINS & PAINT . SERVICING SANTA FE AND LOS ALAMOS. CALL 505-310-0045.
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1:00PM-3:00PM - Las Melodias de las Campanas New construction from award winning builder along the golf course in Las Campanas. Luxury homes for the active lifestyle, there are several lots and floor plans to choose from. Build your dream home! $500,000. MLS 201304377. (Camino La Tierra to Las Campanas Drive. Right on Paseo Aragon and then follow to model home at 3 Camino de Colores.) Carson & Carson 505-699-8759 Keller Williams International Realty.
2:00PM-4:00PM - 927 Alto Street B - Great location close to downtown & near the Santa Fe River. Contemporary design with 3 bedrooms and a loft & a 2 car garage on a cul-de-sac street. Concrete and wood floors, great views, fenced yard. $479,900. MLS 201400017. (West on Roybal (one street s of Alameda) from St. Francis. Continue onto Alto; Paved R turn two blocks down. Property down by the Santa Fe River. Unit B is the second unit on the Right hand side) Janice Cox 505-920-4774 Sotheby’s International Realty.
O-43 1:30PM-4:00PM - 215 Camino Encantado - Classic Bill Lumpkins 1950 home refurbished with integrity on 2 acres with 100-mile views but only 2 paved miles from Downtown off B Lodge Road. $895,000. MLS 201200650. (3 br, 2 ba, Bishops Lodge Road to Camino Encantado) Gavin Sayers 505-690-3070 Santa Fe Properties.
T-40 2:00PM-5:00PM - 920 Old Taos Highway - Stunning estate-main house-guest house-art studio-4 beds/3baths-large lot-views galore-new granite counters in gourmet kitchen-open airy- 4 fireplaces-French doors-vigas-beams a must see- so much more $960,000. MLS 201400068. (from Paseo de Peralta turn onto Old Taos Highway-on the left - look for sign and the black and white cow mailbox) Skye and Paul White 505-9882034 Skye’s the Limit Realty.
U-39 1:00PM-3:00PM - 501 Rio Grande F-6 - Cute two-story condominium with 2BR, 2BA, and wonderful front and back gardens. Great location, close to the Plaza and all the seasonal activities downtown. All new appliances and brick floors. $299,000. MLS 201304575. (North side of Paseo De Peralta, north on Rio Grande, Condos on right side of street, drive all the way to back, condo straight ahead.) Ed Schroeder 505-690-1007 Sotheby’s International Realty.
X-44 12:00PM-2:00PM - 812 Vista Catedral - Classic adobe hacienda on the Eastside builkt with exception quality and craftsmanship. This authentic Pueblo-style home is positioned to take full advantage of the panoramic views. $2,495,000. MLS 201205600. (Palace to La Verda through the gate of El Cerro Moreno.) Judith Ivey 505577-5157 Sotheby’s International Realty.
X-47 1:00PM-4:00PM - 617 Garcia Street - Located in Las Placitas Compound in historic Eastside, this 2BR, 3BA Pueblo-style home is LEED Gold Certified offering sustainable living w/ photovoltaic electrical power, water catchment system. $1,465,000. MLS 201305838. (Paseo de Peralta to Canyon Road, turn right on Garcia Street. go past Acequia Madre, 1/2 block on left.) Diane Harrison 505-412-9918 Sotheby’s International Realty.
FF-29 1:00PM-3:00PM - 2846 Calle de Oriente - Very clean and neat 3/2 with single garage. Backyard deck makes for easy care lot. Nice light with clerestory living room, very sweet condition and location. $197,000. MLS 201304114. Charles Weber 505-670-9377 Sotheby’s International Realty.
GG-28 12:00PM-3:00PM - 1106 Camino Consuelo - Rebuilt in 2006. Everything new except two mature trees in the backyard. 3 bed/2 bath light-filled gem. 1725 SF. One level. Wide halls and doorways. Family room. Eat in kitchen w/fireplace. Garage. $307,000. MLS 201305286. (From Cerrillos, east on Camino Consuelo at Blakes Lotaburger. From Siringo, NW on Camino Consuelo between Cam Carlos Rey and Richards.) Charlotte & Bill Whitfield 575-315-6238 Keller Williams Realty.
II-26 1:00PM-3:00PM - 1538 Avenida De Las Americas A & A & B - A unique opportunity to own an end unit(s) duplex in a now centrally located part of town. Live in one and rent the other or use as investment property. Units are approximately 970 sq ft each. $295,000. MLS 201305868. (Cerrillos Road to Avenida De Las Americas to end and turn right.) Danna Cooper 505-670-6377 Sotheby’s International Realty.
LL-32 1:00PM-3:00PM - 2927 Viaje Pavo Real - Enjoy dramatic sunrises from this multi-level home in the southside community of Via Caballero. Open concept, courtyard with perennials. Easy access to Los Alamos, Albuquerque, St. Vincent’s Hospital $299,000. MLS 201303102. (3 br, 3 ba, Rodeo Road south on Yucca. Right on Vista Caballero, right on Via Caballero Del Norte and left in Viaje Pavo Real.) Debra Hagey 505-670-6132 Santa Fe Properties.
OO-13 12:00PM-4:30PM - 7364 Avenida El Nido - Brand-new home in Las Palomas development of Tierra Contenta. Stop in to find out how Homewise can help you buy the perfect resale or new home for you. New home plans starting at $212,900. (From Airport Road, turn onto Paseo del Sol WEST. Turn right on Jaguar Road to the dead end, then turn right on Avenida El Nido. Model homes are on the right on Avenida El Nido.) Patrice Von Eschen 505690-1811 Homewise, Inc.
UU-23 1:00PM-3:00PM - 41 C Canada Del Rancho - Immaculate townhome directly across from the Park in Rancho Viejo. Filled with upgrades including tile floors, granite counters, vigas & kiva fireplace. Two bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 car attached garage. $225,000. MLS 201305754. (Richards Avenue to Avenida del Sur then to Canada Del Rancho) Melissa Pippin Carson 505-699-3112 Keller Williams International Realty.
2:00PM-4:00PM - 18 Withers Peak - Beautiful hugely upgraded home in Rancho Viejo on a premium lot backing up to greenbelt. Open concept. High ceilings. 4 beds/3 baths. Lush landscaping & outdoor living. Sunset views. Built in 2007. $525,000. MLS 201304888. (Richard past Community College to Windmill Ridge. Left on Saddleback Mesa to Withers Peak.) Barbara Blackwell 505690-9831 Keller Williams Realty.
1:00PM-3:00PM - 122 Mejor Lado - Newly completed by Aram Farber! Lit pilaster entry to lovely open-plan, split bedroom design, coved viga ceilings, large study. Sweeping mountain views, paved cul-de-sac, nat. gas & community water. $565,000. MLS 201305092. (3 br, 2 ba, West on Avenida Eldorado, left on Ave de Compadres, right on paved Mejor Lado, right into the cul-de-sac.) Sue Garfitt 505-577-2007 Santa Fe Properties.
1:00PM-3:00PM - 1320 Don Gaspar - Amazing Price Reduction for New Year! 4000 sq ft home on 1/2 acre on Don Gaspar. Floor to ceiling windows. Antique light fixtures. 13 ft ceilings. A/C. 4 bd/4 ba. Artist Studio & tennis court! $749,000. MLS 201304565. (Cordova to Don Gaspar. South on Don Gaspar. One block from Rose Garden.) Jane Hiltbrand 505-946-8475 Barker Realty.
12:30PM-2:00PM - 27 Juego Road - Solar adobe with in-floor natural gas radiant heat. Vigas & beam ceilings throughout. Living, family, kitchen/dining rooms. Walled entry courtyard. New appliances, refinished brick floors, foam roof. $403,950. MLS 201303448. (3 br, 2 ba, Avenida Vista Grande, south on Ave. Torreon, east on Juego.) Fred Raznick 505-577-0143 Santa Fe Properties.
1:00PM-3:00PM - 117 Chamiso Lane - Delightful light filled 3 bedroom and 3 bath home with a flexible and open floor plan. Eastern views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and a very private courtyard. $600,000. MLS 201305770. (St Michaels to Arroyo Chamiso Road and head Southwest to Chamiso Lane, turn left. House is on the left) Christopher Harris 505-603-2212 Barker Realty.
FF-41 1:00PM-4:00PM - 2154 Calle de Sebastian, Santa Fe, N M - Handimen, contractors, do-it-your-selfers, come hither. Time to invest in a great neighorhood for a great price, near the mountains and 5 minutes to the hub of culture, art and shopping. 1800 sf home $325,000. MLS 201305530. (From downtown Old Santa Fe Trail to Old Pecos Trail, to Left on Calle De Sebastian, near corner of E. Zia.) Anna Vanderlaan 505-231-3410 Keller Williams Realty.
MM-47 1:00PM-3:00PM - 90 Double Arrow Road - This 3,035 sq ft home offers mountain views, an open floorplan an upgraded kitchen, and an upgraded master bath. Two lovely water features complement several outdoor patios and decks. $759,000. MLS 201305053. (Old SF Trail to Dbl Arrow Road. Continue on Dbl Arrow until #90 on right.) Moo Thorpe 505-780-0310 Sotheby’s International Realty.
12:00PM-2:00PM - 16 Ensenada Drive - Lovely singlelevel custom home in Eldorado. Santa Fe style includes vigas, nichos, corbels, lintels, high ceilings in the main living area and tile floors throughout. Open floor plan with a den. $395,000. MLS 201305830. (3 br, 2 ba, Take Avenida Eldorado one street past Torreon, right on Ensenada.) Kate Prusack 505-670-1409 Santa Fe Properties.
O-77 12:30PM-2:00PM - 2 Estrella de la Manana - Elegant light-filled home w/cozy separate casita! High ceilings & clean lines throughout create a pleasant sunny atmosphere & flows to lovely landscaped patios. A 2-car garage w/heated 3rd bay. Wow! $580,000. MLS 201304840. (4 br, 4 ba, 285 toward Lamy off I-25, left onto Alma into the Ridges, right onto Estrella de la Manana.) Sue Garfitt 505-577-2007 Santa Fe Properties.
OTHER 12:00PM-4:00PM - 493 Calle Volver - This contemporary home embodies clean lines, rich wood finishes & modern details of stainless steel & natural stone. Clean white walls contrast nicely against warm clean line beams with gray plaster. $416,000. MLS 201305329. (St. Francis, east on San Mateo, right on Calle De La Vuelta, left on Calle Redondo, first house on the left.) Aaron Borrego 505-577-0740 Logic Real Estate.
M-60 11:00AM-1:00PM - 61 Herrada Road - Charming house in Eldorado with many wonderful details. Open kitchen, dining and living area, family room/studio, 3BR, and 2BA. Vigas, clay painted walls, tile & wood floors, newer windows, 1-yr roof. $299,000. MLS 201305246. Deborah Day 505-699-0290 Sotheby’s International Realty.
P-56 1:00PM-4:00PM - 5 Cielo Tranquilo Ct. - Luxurious custom home on 12.5 acres with sweeping 360 degree views. This 4 bed/3 bath home has too numerous to mention high end finishes throughout. Well maintained, 3 portals, and an outdoor kitchen. $779,900. MLS 201301743. (285 South to right turn on Ave. Eldorado. Go almost to the end of the road, turn left on Cielo Tranquilo Ct., 1st house on the right.) Sarah Magrath/ Claire Brouillette 505-919-9181 Coldwell Banker Trails West Realty.
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DRIPPING SPRINGS RANCH NATURE LOVER’S RETREAT Located near Mountainair, this unique turnkey property has breathtaking views of the Manzano Mountains and Abo Canyon. The ranch consists of 6,700 varied, useable acres — approximately 5,000 of which have mineral and recorded water rights and Bureau of Land Management and state leases in place. Improvements consist of a 2,354-square-foot main residence, an 8,950-squarefoot lodge, a caretaker’s home, a 9,419-square-foot barn, a tack barn, a bunkhouse, and an ofﬁce. The abutting 14,000-acre dedicated recreation area — which the ranch can access and enjoy — assures limited future development. MLS# 201304894
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LA PRADERA SUBDIVISION CONVENIENT TO SHOPPING, SCHOOLS AND I-25! 20 Caballo Viejo, Lot 195 (Model Home) THREE BUILDERS TO CHOOSE FROM Rachl Matthw Hms • Rayl Hms Hms by J Bydn La Pradera is a newly-created nature-conscious and uniquely designed community that cherishes the beauty of nature and protects its fragile resources. Set in a landscape of juniper studded hills and endless skies. A lovely meadow with native plants and wildﬂowers. Half of the land is reserved as open space, parks and trails. Come and view nature at its best. MLS #201304134
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INVITING FREE STANDING SANTA FE STYLE OFFICE BUILDING Close to Plaza, Three parking spaces included, approximately 500 sq.ft. $600 monthly plus utilities. Call 505-4713703 for more information.
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FOR RENT OR SALE. 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage; approximately 3200 sq.ft. in Rancho Viejo. $2,000 monthly + deposit. Call Quinn, 505690-7861.
Negotiable, (Based on usage). Call 505-992-6123 or 505-690-4498.
GLORIETA, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, studio, 4 acres. $1050 monthly plus security deposit. References required. 303-913-4965.
Great location and parking! $500 monthly includes utilities, cleaning, taxes and amenities. Move in incentives!
IN POJOJAQUE, ADOBE HOUSE, UNFURNISHED. 2 Bedrooms, 1 bath. Wood floors, sunroom. No pets. $800 monthly plus utilities. 505-455-7199 JAN 1: Charming 3 bed 2 bath, 2 stories, high ceilings, courtyard, yard, trees, hot tub, auto H20. double garage. washer, dryer, dishwsher, walking path. $1,550. 505-204-0421.
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Furnished. AC. No pets, nonsmoking. 6 month lease minimum. $6500 monthly plus utilities. $14500 deposit. 203-481-5271
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2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Adobe Style Home with Office and 2 Living areas for lease. Located only 30 minutes southeast of Santa Fe on a large working ranch, Home has scenic views from balcony. $1,200 per month includes electricity. Contact: HouseSantaFe@gmail.com
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CLEAN MODERN HOME. Private bath, WI-fi, garage, extra storage. Short walk to library, golf course. $600 monthly including utilites. 505-4731121.
ROOMS Room for rent. Private Bath, gated complex, 2 small dogs. $550 monthly included utilities. 505-280-2803
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2000 SQUARE foot space with high ceilings & 2 overhead doors. Office, bath. Great for auto repair. $1600 monthly. 505-660-9523
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BE YOUR OWN Boss! Nail Technician and or esthetician needed at busy downtown salon. Enquire in person. 505-983-7594 or 505-699-0079.
2000 sq.ft. Workshop, art studio, light manuafacturing. Siler Road area. $1470 monthly, $1000 deposit. 505670-1733.
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Full Time Assistant Professor & Program Head of Photography To apply, go to jobs.sfcc.edu and follow the instructions for submitting an on-line application. For further information or assistance, call (505) 428-1228.
Bus Drivers Santa Fe Public Schools is looking for Bus Drivers. Clean driving record required. Training provided.
FAMILY SERVICES ASSISTANT Full-time position working with families of Head Start students. Bilingual English, Spanish preferred. Excellent benefits. Apply on line at www.pms-inc.org Click on Jobs@PMS. Toll-free hotline 1-866-661-5491. EOE/ M/ F/ D/ V/ AA Follow us on Facebook. HR Administrator NCRTD
Bachelors Degree and four years of experience in HR required. Job description and application instructions can be viewed at,
www.ncrtd.org $58,338 - $70,006 NEW MEXICO INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY COLLEGES invites applications for the position of EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. See NMICC webpage for more information: http://www.sfcc.edu/nmicc .
Transportation Supervisor Full-time position coordinating transportation services for Head Start program. Duties include vehicle maintenance and transportation staff scheduling and supervision. Requires CDL with P and S endorsement. Excellent benefits. Apply online at www.pms-inc.org Click on Jobs@PMS. Toll-free hotline1-866-661-5491 EOE/ M/ F/ D/ V/ AA Follow us on Facebook. WE GET RESULTS! CALL 986-3000
Santa Fe Preparatory School is seeking a math teacher eager to join a dynamic, collaborative faculty. Candidates must be able to teach Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus.
Santa Fe Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women and members of minority groups.
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Santa Fe Public Schools seeks a Records Analyst for our SPED Department. 2-3 years administrative experience preferred.
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Receptionist Santa Fe Public Schools seeks a Bilingual Receptionist, must be fluent in oral Spanish.
Fast-paced environment; attention to detail, focus and an ability to multi task are essential; ability to prioritize work, balance multiple projects and meet deadlines; strong computer skills, including MS Suite and accounting software. Associates Degree or 3-5 years experience. Send cover letter and resume to: Hrmgr@outsidemag.com
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REGISTERED NURSE / PACU-Holding Area REGISTERED NURSE / OPERATING ROOM Santa Fe Surgery Center Casual/PRN
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Eye Associates of New Mexico is the largest ophthalmology and optometry practice in the Southwest. We currently have the above-listed positions open at our Santa Fe Surgery Center and Santa Fe Clinic. Some positions require travel between our Northern New Mexico clinics, please check the listing. To learn more about this position and our organization, see the expanded information on www.jobing.com.
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Please send resume and cover letter stating the specific POSITION and LOCATION for which you are applying to: Eye Associates of New Mexico, 8801 Horizon Blvd. NE #360, Albuquerque, NM 87113 Attn: Human Resources; fax to (800) 548-5213 or email to email@example.com. No phone calls please. Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug-FreeWorkplace.
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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER The New Mexico Lottery Authority is seeking applications for its vacant Chief Executive Ofﬁcer position. The CEO provides leadership for all aspects of the Lottery and is expected to carry out its objectives and overall statutory mission with a view toward maximizing net revenues for its beneﬁciaries. The CEO establishes and directs the organization’s day-to-day operating strategy and plan. While this individual serves at the pleasure of the Board, it also acts as a liaison to the Governor, Legislature, other governmental entities, external providers of goods and services, retailers, the public, as well as the employees. Executive experience is required as a manager or leader of another lottery or in an environment similar or equal to the Lottery as an organization. Previous lottery experience is preferred, but not required. A Master’s degree in business administration or public administration or its equivalent in a related ﬁeld is desirable, but not essential. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and education. Must be able to pass an extensive background check and able to work in a high security environment. Applicants are required to provide a letter of interest, resume/with references and representative examples of the following: · Educational proﬁle/certiﬁcations · Contact information · Listing of involvement in various professional and volunteer organizations, clubs, etc. · Samples of candidate’s ability to communicate (both oral and written), i.e., recorded speeches, presentations, position papers, research, etc. · A sample of a prepared strategic plan(s) and a framework of a business plan.
All materials must be received by January 15, 2014. EEOE For further information please contact: The New Mexico Lottery Authority Attn: Evelyn McKnight P. O. Box 93130 Alb., NM 87199-3130 (505)342-7620 (505)342-7525 (fax)
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The New Mexico Association of Grantmakers is seeking a part-time position of Executive Director. NMAG is a regional association of foundation, corporate and individual funders dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and impact of organized philanthropy in New Mexico. The Executive Director will serve as the chief executive officer of the association, with primary responsibility for shaping and implementing its vision and strategic direction, managing the organization’s day-to-day activities and operations, and attracting new assets, donors and members. Please email letter of interest and resume with three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. For a complete job description check the NMAG website at: www.nmag.org
The Thornburg Foundation
is seeking highly qualified, experienced individuals to fill 3 fulltime, Santa Fe based positions: Administrative Director
Resale Store Sales Associate RN OR LPN FOR OUR ALLERGY DEPARTMENT
We perform allergy testing, guide allergy therapy, and treat sinus disease. We provide extensive training The preferred candidate will: Provide care in accordance with patient needs, current standards of nursing practice and physician’s orders. Provide detailed documentation in the patient’s chart regarding vitals, dosing and pertinent patient information. Have strong communication skills for providing patient education. Monitor patient flow. Be adaptable to changing expectations and fast-paced work environment. Have the ability to fit into team environment and help wherever needed. Please send your resume AND cover letter to email@example.com or fax to 505-946-3900 For more information visit our website www.swentnm.com .
Early Childhood Education Policy Officer Agriculture, Food Security, Land Conservation Policy Officer
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Excellent benefits. Apply online at www.pms-inc.org. Click on Jobs@PMS. Tollfree hotline 1-866-661-5491 EOE/ M/ F/ D/ V/ AA Year round positions available working with Early Head Start (children ages 3 to 5) or Early Head Start (children ages birth to 3) TEACHER ASSISTANT Working 24 or 40 hours per week with Head Start. TEACHER I Full-time with Head Start or working 20, 30 or 40 hours per week with Early Head Start.
Busy eyecare practice is seeking a
BILLING SPECIALIST/ RECEPTIONIST Full-time or part-time. Competitive salary with benefits. Email resume to: email@example.com or fax to 505984 8892.
Front Desk Position
Needed for busy dental practice. Dental Experience A Must! Some Saturday’s and later hours. Excellent pay. Fax resume to 505424-8535.
Excellent benefits. For job requirements and to apply on-line, go to www.pms-inc.org Click on Jobs@PMS. Toll-free hotline 1-866-661-5491 EOE/ M/ F/ D/ V/ AA. Follow us on Facebook.
Intensive Case Manager Provide in-depth case management services to homeless patients, with special attention and understanding of the needs and circumstances related to homelessness. Prefer Master’s degree in Human Services and bilingual in Spanish-English. Send resume by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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WEB CONTENT - Social Media Coordinator for established business to develop maintain outstanding global online presence. 3-years experience. Email resume: email@example.com
CORIZON, a provider of health services for the New Mexico Department of Corrections, has an excellent Full time opportunity on DAYS at Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe. Candidate must have a great attention to detail, be a self-starter, organized and display good time management skills. For further info: Tisha Romero, Administrator 505-827-8535 Tisha.romero@ corizonhealth.com OR Quick Apply at www.corizonhealth.com EOEAAP-DTR
for lunch and dinner. Apply 229 Galisteo Street between 3-5PM ONLY.
LPN $25 per hour, RN $32 per hour, SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE!
Controller Provide overall direction and management of Tribal financial matters. Oversee operation of Accounting Department including hands-on use of Sage MIP fund accounting system. Governmental accounting experience Preferred. BA in related field & 6 years. relevant experience or equivalent combination. CPA preferred. Submit resume to: Pueblo de San Ildefonso Human Resources firstname.lastname@example.org Phone (505) 455-4155
PCM is hiring LPNs, RNs & RN-Case Managers for in home care in the Santa Fe, NM area.
Call 866-902-7187 Ext. 350 or apply at: www.procasemanagement. com. EOE.
Registered NurseObservation Unit Taos, New Mexico Holy Cross Hospital For more information and to apply go to: www.taoshospital.org
Santa Fe Public Schools
We are still hiring SPED and Bilingual Teachers for this school year Please check
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ART FORMER ETHNOGRAPHIC DEALER SELLING PERSONAL COLLECTION. Furniture. Art. Andean & Mexican Folk Art. Devotional. Ritual objects. All old collectible pieces. Please call for appointment, 505-795-7222.
FOLD-N-HALF TABLES (2), 6’X30", Good condition. $20-$30 each; FOLDING CHAIR, white. Like new. $15. Call 505-474-0988, leave message. "LIFETIME" HEAVY DUTY TABLES (4) White, 6’x30", Like New. Legs fold under. $40 each. Call 505-474-0988, leave message.
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Assistant Resale Store Manager The Santa Fe Animal Shelter’s south-side resale store, Look What the Cat Dragged In 1 on Camino Entrada, seeks a dynamic full-time assistant manager with great customer skills and knowledge about our quality resale products. The position requires you to be on your feet much of the day and the ability to lift 50 pounds. Email résumé to email@example.com
RETAIL POSITION Uniform & equipment store serving police, fire, medical, and industrial needs full-time employee for sales counter, shipping, ordering, invoicing. Experienced have first priority. Please apply at store. Neves Uniforms, 2538 Suite 200, Camino Entrada, 505-474-3828.
TRADES Therapist Children’s Behavioral Health program seeks full time Therapist with clinical experience working with children 0-6. LISW/LPCC, NM Licensure. Must have dependable transportation for home visitation. Bilingual strongly preferred. email
Steel Building Bargains. Allocated Discounts. We do deals. 30x40, 50x60, 100x100 and more. Total Construction & Blueprints Available. www.gosteelbuildings.com. Source #18X. 505-349-0493
KING SIZE Bedspread, pale green brocade with skirt. Just cleaned. $65. 505-986-1199 SEWING MACHINES 2 Kenmore surgers, good shape. Call Toni at 505471-1938
All winter coats and sweaters 50% off at Santa Fe Animal Shelter’s resale stores, Look What the Cat Dragged In, 2570 Camino Entrada, 541 W. Cordova. Stay warm; help animals! 505-474-6300, 505-7808975
2 TICKETS to see Pink Martini at The Lensic on January 20th at 7:30 pm. Excellent Seats, $125 total. 480-5849623.
AVARIA SEEKS FT experienced, meticulous groundskeeper. Positive, fast paced environment. Drug screen. Apply: 1896 Lorca Dr, 87505, fax: 505-473-7131. EOE
WAREHOUSE COORDINATOR. Knowledge of warehousing skills,shipping, receiving, Stock shelves, Pull orders. Maintain an orderly warehouse, Deliver orders, Assist with counter sales email resume firstname.lastname@example.org om
COLLECTION OF 245 COOKBOOKS, domestic, international, regional(Cajun, Southwestern, Mexican, Asian), seafood, game, Pacific Northwest, European. Sold as collection only, $1000. 505-780-5424 - complete list available.
FURNITURE 2 FUTONS, tan, $125. 1 futon, black, $75. Oak table, chairs, $125. Rattan coffee table, 2 end tables, $50. 505780-8988.
»merchandise« Therapist, Clinician: Santa Fe Community Infant Program. Infant, parent mental health program seeks Full-Time therapist. Clinical experience working with children. Bilingual preferred. LISW/LPCC, NM Licensure. Dependable transportation for home visitation. Fax (505) 747-0421 or email@example.com
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ANTIQUES CIRCA 1800 dining room table and chairs. 59"x46" with dresser 21"x66". Original condition. $1,200. 505-9829850.
CREWMAN/SR Job ID 1636 Santa Fe, NM NMGC has an opening for a Crewman/SR in our Santa Fe office. View full ad at www.sfnewmexican.com/sfnm_cl assifieds. Deadline: January 12, 2014.
FULL-TIME MAID NEEDED FOR SANTA FE ESTATE. SALARY, VACATION, & FURNISHED ACCOMADATIONS. 505-660-6440
SANTA FE AREA RANCH RESIDENCE CARETAKER
Seeking full-time caretaker to manage and maintain residence on Santa Fe area large ranch for absentee West Coast owners. Compensation package (a function of prior experience) including health insurance, and superior separate on-ranch home. Send resumes and cover page via email to: ResidenceCaretaker@gmail.com
ADORABLE MINIATURE POODLES. Purebred. Males & Females. Shots. Ready to Go to Loving Homes! Adorable colors! $400-$500. 505-501-5433 505-501-4163 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society presents GREEN LEATHER Recliners.
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Have an eye for detail? Love resale? The Santa Fe Animal Shelter’s north-side resale store, Look What The Cat Dragged In 2 on Cordova Road, seeks a part-time sales associate. Great customer service skills, ability to lift 50 pounds a must. Email résumé to: email@example.com
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Admissions & Scheduling Specialist Full-time position at Community Home Health Care and The Hospice Center. Coordinates referrals and staff schedules.
2002 INDIAN Market blue ribbon winning painting by museum artist Shonto Begay... 50x72 framed beautifully... have to sell, $8450.00 firm... santa fe. 505-471-4316
FREE TO a good home. Black lab mix. 1 yr old, spayed, current shots. Amazing with kids and other dogs. High energy. 505-231-9806. MAPLE TABLE folding leaves, 2 drawers. OBO. 505-670-6845, 505-695-3677.
CLASSIFIED Administrator Position Coordinator of Transportation The Transportation Supervisor will perform a variety of advanced level duties to insure the smooth operation and maintenance of the schools’ vehicles. The primary responsibility is to operate the school bus fleet in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations while looking out for the safety and well-being of the students and employees.
FREE TO GOOD HOME. Female Blue Heeler Lab mix. Spayed, current shots, 20 months old. Please call 505204-4654.
Experience and Training: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: • Two years of experience in the school transportation field. • Experience as a trainer at the local level or an instructor at the Bus Institute. • Experience in evaluating or formulating route changes. • Formal or informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance, supplemented by additional training in specialized areas such as First Aid, Defensive Driving, mechanical repairs, business management or other areas related to transportation. • Fleet maintenance background License or Certificate: • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Class B Commercial Driver’s License with P. & S. endorsements. • Possession of, or ability to obtain, instructor’s certification in D.D.C., First Aid, C.D.L. Examiner and Basic School Bus Driver Training Salary negotiable depending on qualifications and experience.
PART TIME PART TIME entry level position in small lab. Experience helpful. Please fax resume to 505-473-0336.
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2005 Jeep Liberty 4WD Limited. Another one owner Lexus trade! only 38k miles! fully loaded with leather $11,851. Call 505-216-3800.
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PIPER-2 YO-15LB Jack Russel Mix female, shots, chipped, house trained. Needs loving home, lots of exercise, activity, and male dog companions. Friendly, active. $50. Margaret 505250-5545.
»cars & trucks« 2010 Toyota RAV4 AWD Sport Another sweet one owner, low mileage RAV 4. Only 41k miles from new. Automatic, all wheel drive, power windows and locks, CD. Roof rack, alloy wheels and more. Pristine condition, no accidents, clean title and CarFax. Only $17,950. Price includes 3 month, 3000 mile limited warranty. 505954-1054.
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2013 Land Rover LR2. 4,485 miles. Retired Service Loaner. Climate Comfort Package, HD and Sirius Radio. Showroom condition! $36,995. 505-474-0888.
1966 CHEVROLET Impala. $4750. By owner. Needs new interior, paint job, and brakes. Engine and body are okay. Automatic. Great cruiser car potential. 505-820-7060
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2012 Audi A3 TDI. DIESEL! Fun with amazing fuel economy! Wellequipped, 1 owner clean CarFax $23,813. Call 505-216-3800.
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2013 Toyota RAV4 4WD XLE. Why buy new? very well-equipped, only 6k miles, thousands less than NEW! $28,842. Call 505-216-3800.
2004 FORD-F150 SUPERCAB 4X4. Two Owner Local, Carfax, Service Records, Manuals, Garaged, Non-Smoker, Manuals, Most Options, Working Mans Affordable Truck. Needs Nothing, Pristine $12,950. WE PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR YOUR VEHICLE. VIEW VEHICLE www.santafeautoshowcase.com Paul 505-983-4945
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2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged. 41,772 miles. Premium Logic7 Audio Package, Black Lacquer Interior Finish. One owner. Great Condition! $57,995. 505-474-0888.
1997 CHRYSLER CONCORDE. Power windows, leather seats. Good running condition. 128k miles. New timing belt, water pump, tune-up. $2,500 OBO. 505-204-5508
2010 Audi Q7 3.6L quattro - Another pristine Lexus trade-in! Only 39k miles, AWD, well-equipped with panoramic roof, new tires, clean CarFax, significantly undervalued at $33,212. Call 505-2163800.
2009 Toyota Corolla LE. Only 53k miles! Another 1 owner clean CarFax trade-in! Super nice, fully serviced $11,942. Call 505-216-3800.
2012 RAM 1500 SLT Quad Cab 4x4. 16,500 miles, warranty. Luxury package plus trailer brake, truck cap, bedliner, running boards. $29.5K. 505795-0680.
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One owner, accident free, M series. Only 25k well maintained miles from new. 6 speed manual, high performance model. Pristine condition throughout. Winter sale priced $24,995. Price includes 3 month, 3000 mile limited warranty. 505-954-1054.
1997 MERCURY GRAND Marquis. V-8, auto, all power, AM-FM cassette. Gently used, well cared for car. Shows less than usual wear. No leaks. Looks good, drives good. A car you will be proud to drive. $2,000. 505-204-8179.
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2010 Audi Q7 Premium AWD. Pristine recent trade-in, low miles, new tires, recently serviced, clean CarFax $33,781. Call 505-216-3800.
2008 TOYOTA HIGHLANDERSPORT AWD. Another One Owner, Carfax, 84,000 Miles, Garaged, Non-Smoker, Service Records, New Tires, Manuals, Third Row Seat,Moon-Roof, Loaded. Soooo Beautiful, Pristine, $20,750. W E PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR YOUR VEHICLE! VIEW VEHICLE www.santafeautoshowcase.com Paul 505-983-4945
2011 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA -TD I W AGO N .Another One Owner, Local, Carfax, 54,503 Miles, Manual Transmission, Every Service Record, Garaged, Non-Smoker, Gas Saver City-30, Highway-42, Panoramic Roof, Loaded, Pristine $18,950. WE PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR YOUR VEHICE! VIEW VEHICLE: www.santafeautoshowcase.com PAUL 505-983-4945
2003 Jeep Rubicon
Equipped with cold a/c, CD player, tilt wheel, cruise control, trailer hitch, and more! No accidents! Clean CarFax. $14,495. A 3 month, 3000 mile warranty is included in the price! 505-9541054.
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THE NEW MEXICAN Sunday, January 12, 2014
Horoscope HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014: This year you open up to a lot of new ideas and hobbies. Though others might not understand your excitement, you’ll feel as if your mind is expanding. A new job or career path becomes a possibility. If you are single, you might not be settled enough to pursue an important relationship. If you are attached, the two of you will develop a new pastime that you both enjoy. Gemini can be very superficial. ARIES (March 21-April 19) The stars show the kind of day you’ll have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
HHHH You tend to express yourself in a highly charged manner. You could draw quite a response from a partner who has been nothing less than grumpy as of late. Expressing your feelings will just retrigger the situation. Say less if you can. Tonight: Hang out with friends. This Week: A Full Moon adds to the tension at home. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH Check out a recent purchase with greater care, as the quality
of the item could make a big difference in how you enjoy it. A partner might seem stiff or remote. Know that recent events have propelled his or her thinking in a new direction. Tonight: Indulge a loved one. This Week: You will say what you think, but then you will have to make nice. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHH You can’t help but keep smiling and enjoying yourself. Even if someone is being difficult, it makes little difference to you, as you accept this person for all of his or her different moods. A loved one will be full of surprises. Tonight: Where the action is! This Week: Make solid decisions regarding funds and spending. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HH Continue the low-key theme of the past few days. You have pushed yourself very hard to accomplish certain tasks. Indulge in some “you time,” which could involve a friend or loved one. Try not to make plans. Tonight: Make it early. You are catching up on lost sleep. This Week: Consider your options.
Last Week’s answers
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Accept an invitation involving friends and a fun event. Your lively spirit is always considered an asset at parties. Still, you could be thinking through an important decision. You need some time to think before heading out. Tonight: Surround yourself with people. This Week: Be a little more serious than you normally are. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH You might want to stop a conversation before it becomes too public. You have every reason to want to pursue this matter. Note that someone is liable to spill the beans. You might want to be more discerning as to whom you share news with. Tonight: Think “tomorrow.” This Week: Be open and direct with a boss, friend and/or loved one. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH Hopefully you have managed to get away from your routine. The relaxation of being in a different setting might have opened your mind to a new realm of possibilities. When you get settled back into your routine, you will see the difference. Tonight: The decision is yours. This Week: Be receptive to a new idea; explore its potential. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH You might need to be more direct with a partner than you have been in a while. You could be uncomfortable changing the way you treat this person, but be open and allow the free
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exchange of ideas and opinions. Tonight: Chat over dinner. This Week: Work as a team to succeed. SAGITTARIUS(Nov.22-Dec.21) HHHHH Your popularity is high, and you have a plethora of options in various segments of your life. At this moment in time, you don’t need to make any life decisions. Wait until the beginning of February to set goals for yourself. Tonight: And the party goes on. This Week: Others run with the ball. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH You might not have the most exciting day, but you will enjoy getting some extra R and R. A dear friend will want to discuss a financial matter, but he or she might not be sure how to approach this topic with you. Keep an open mind. Tonight: Enjoy the lightness of the moment. This Week: You know what you want. Move quickly when the moment is right. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHH You can’t seem to be serious, unless it is a discussion about a new love. Your grace combined with your innate mischievousness attracts many people, especially friends who rarely see you like this. One of them could be magnetized by this side of you. Tonight: Live tonight. This Week: Settle in as soon as possible. You have a lot to do. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH You might feel as if you should stay at home in order to accomplish a particular goal. How reasonable you are could play into the outcome. Someone who cares about you a lot and understands where you are coming from will have your back. Tonight: Relax at home. This Week: The Full Moon could activate your love life.
s an author of four books who is working on a fifth, I greet with joy and gratitude BuzzFeed’s decision to no longer publish negative book reviews. Sure, this will deprive the public of a certain genre of joyfully vicious writing (“Weader fwowed up” — Dorothy Parker, on A.A. Milne’s cloying children’s book The House at Pooh Corner) ... but so what? At least writers‚ feelings will be spared. I’m not entirely sure why BuzzFeed drew this particular line — this is not a website famous for worrying unduly about the nature (or quality) of its content: On the very day I write this, its editor is all over the Web publicly defending BuzzFeed’s practice of reporting events before confirming they are true. And its featured homepage story is “The 40 Most Awkward Cats of 2013.” But what the hell — this decision is good for me, and I celebrate it.
Gene Weingarten The Washington Post
We writers have difficult relationships with reviewers. Historically, we have always feared them, but also respected them, because they tended to be erudite and knowledgeable, even if they were the sort of people who use words like “inchoate” in casual conversation. Their reviews would hold you to high standards; if a review was bad, you kind of suspected you deserved it. But now, with anyone and everyone empowered to write reviews in places such as Amazon.com, the correlation between the quality of your work and published opinions about it is far less solid. One Amazon reader gave a book of mine only two stars (out of five) entirely because it was damaged in shipping and the cover had a smudge. Another reader allotted two stars to a book I wrote about old dogs because parts of it made her sad: She felt I should not have mentioned that dogs eventually die. My friend David Von Drehle recently wrote a brilliant, critically acclaimed book about Abraham Lincoln’s decision-making in 1862, the most perilous year in American history. One Amazon reader declared it magnificent, but gave it only one star because it didn’t also include the year 1863. It was so good he didn’t want it to end. One star. Even positive reviews can bring chagrin. My first book, about hypochondria, was not even in many stores yet when its first Amazon review appeared. This was 1998. Proudly, I summoned my two children, who were 17 and 14 at the time. I explained to them about Amazon, that it was a new, exciting website in which readers themselves could rate books. Visibly impressed, they bellied up to the computer: This was an anonymous five-star review, and it couldn’t have been more enthusiastic. The headline was: “I almost died laughing (I am an asthmatic).” It went on and on about the breadth of my talent and finished up this way: “This is the only book I’ve ever recommended — and I’m a librarian.” My kids read it, looked at me, looked at each other, and burst out laughing. They had written it. I suppose I should have contacted Amazon and had that bogus review pulled down, but I never did. It’s still there. I think of it as counterbalancing the two-star I got from a person whose other Amazon reviews are almost exclusively devoted to back-support bras. (She’s none too thrilled with them, either.) Meanwhile, hats off to BuzzFeed. It’s only fair that I give it this accolade, since I have criticized it in the past for ditzying-up journalism. Besides, that isn’t really the site’s fault, since I hear none of its editors ever finished high school. (I haven’t confirmed that yet but am going with it anyway.)
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