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WASHINGTON — A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency’s daily collection of virtually all Americans’ phone records is almost certainly unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Richard Leon found that a lawsuit by Larry Klayman, a conservative legal activist, has “demonstrated a substantial likelihood of success” on the basis of Fourth Amendment privacy protections against unreasonable searches. Leon granted the request for an injunction that blocks the collection

of phone data for Klayman and a coplaintiff and orders the government to destroy any of their records that have been gathered. But the judge stayed action on his ruling pending a government appeal, in recognition of the “significant national security interests

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It’s a very complicated model. If it is that complicated, is it the good communication tool that the governor wanted? I don’t think so.” Bill Wadt, School Report Card Task Force member


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Ethics board dismisses complaint against Bushee By Daniel J. Chacón The New Mexican

In the latest evidence of vagueness in the ordinance governing Santa Fe’s public financing system for municipal election campaigns, the city Ethics and Campaign Review Board on Monday dismissed a complaint against Patti Bushee, the longtime city councilor now running for mayor. Board members said the code is silent regarding a situation in which a candidate such as Bushee spends personal funds Patti Bushee to start a privately funded campaign before switching gears and seeking public financing. “I do agree that there appears to be a hole in the code,” board member Kristina Martinez said before joining in a 4-0 vote to dismiss the complaint. “But I do have big concerns with sort of allowing someone to get by on a technicality, for lack of a better term. What went on in this case, for me, doesn’t pass the smell test.” Santa Fe’s campaign finance law, which is being tested for the first time in a mayor’s race, has generated other points of contention in recent months. While the board has a responsibility to enforce the law, the ordinance doesn’t address the period of time before a candidate decides to run using public financing, said Ruth Kovnat, another board member. “That may be a hole that may have to be filled so that we can enforce the public finance code to achieve its purpose of keeping lots of money out of campaigns and level the playing field,” she said. The board based its decision on “legal, narrow issues,” Vice Chairman Roderick Thompson said. “If the law doesn’t say it, it can’t be violated,” he said. “It doesn’t mean that, as Ms. Martinez mentioned, that we don’t have concerns from a

Group finds results don’t clearly convey student proficiency or schools’ worth

Please see ETHICS, Page A-4 ABOVE: The School Report Card Task Force, composed of retired Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists, and the Los Alamos school superintendent and assistant superintendent met for a presentation on New Mexico’s A-F grading system Monday at the Bank of Los Alamos in Los Alamos. TOP: Retired LANL scientist Bill Wadt, right, says he’s edited many scientific reports in his career, but he cannot not fully explain the School Report Card after reading the report. PHOTOS BY CLYDE MUELLER/THE NEW MEXICAN

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OS ALAMOS —When Gov. Susana Martinez introduced her A-F system for grading New Mexico schools in early 2012, critics said it would take a rocket scientist to figure out the complex formula. However, even a committee of five Los Alamos physicists, statisticians and math experts had difficulty after running the num-


bers and crunching figures in an effort to understand why one of their school district’s seven schools received a grade of C. On Monday, several of those men said the grading system — which weighs student performance, student growth and the growth of both the highest-performing and lowestperforming quadrants of student populations — contains helpful data but doesn’t clearly convey either the proficiency of students or the true measure of a school’s worth.

“It’s a very complicated model,” said Bill Wadt, a member of a School Report Card Task Force charged by Los Alamos Public Schools with sorting out the data. “If it is that complicated, is it the good communication tool that the governor wanted? I don’t think so.” Wadt, a theoretical chemist and chair of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation, said the average person probably couldn’t

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to Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, where she remained for a week, according to court documents. She was discharged Nov. 21, but she returned to Christus St. Vincent four days later complaining of increased abdominal pain.

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In brief WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Jeh Johnson as the next secretary of Homeland Security on Monday, capping a smooth approval process for the high-profile post. The former Pentagon general counsel will take office this week after a 78-16 vote, succeeding Janet Napolitano, who left in September to become president of the University of California system. An array of former officials from Democratic and Republican administrations, including all three former department secretaries, endorsed Johnson. The relationships he built with Senate Republicans during his tenure at the Pentagon helped him win support while other presidential nominees have struggled to get to a vote.

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A security agent checks the bags of a shopper Friday at Macy’s in New York. At Macy’s, shoplifting suspects are detained, asked to sign an admissions of guilt and are fined, despite not technically having stolen anything, according to complaints. BEBETO MATTHEWS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Shoplifters beware: Stores take matters into own hands Some customers suspected of stealing are harassed into admitting guilt $1,500 if the merchandise isn’t in a condition to be sold. A conviction is not necessary to bring a civil claim. EW YORK — Outside Some customers say stores have the view of paying cusharassed them into signing admistomers, people accused sions of guilt in order to turn a of shoplifting at Macy’s profit — not just recoup a loss. huge flagship store are escorted by Retailers don’t divulge how security guards to cells in “Room much money they recoup but use it 140,” where they can be held for in part to offset security costs, said hours, asked to sign an admission Barbara Staib, spokeswoman for of guilt and pay hundreds in fines, the National Association for Shopsometimes without any conclusive lifting Prevention. “We forget retailproof they stole anything. ers are the victims of crime when it As shoppers jam stores, claims of comes to shoplifting,” she said. racial profiling at department stores But at least nine customers at in New York have helped expose the Macy’s store immortalized in the wide latitude that laws in at Miracle on 34th Street say in lawleast 27 states give retailers to hold suits that the retailer is abusing the and fine shoplifting suspects, even law, wrongly targeting minorities if a person hasn’t yet technically and holding customers for hours, stolen anything, is wrongly accused years after it settled similar claims or criminal charges are dropped. brought by the state attorney gen“You must remember, these eral by paying a $600,000 fine and people are not police officers; they changing practices. That agreement are store employees,” said Faruk expired in 2008. Usar, the attorney for a 62-year-old New York Attorney General Eric Turkish woman who sued Macy’s, Schneiderman is investigating the which some customers say bulnew claims against retailers. Last lied them into paying fines on the week, New York state stores agreed spot or harassed them with letters to post a customer “bill of rights” on demanding payment. their websites explicitly prohibiting Industrywide, more than $12 bilprofiling and unreasonable searches. lion is lost to shoplifting each year. Usar’s client, Ayla Gursoy, was The laws, which vary on strictness detained in 2010 after she carried and fine amounts, allow stores to two coats in her arms up several try to recoup some losses. Under flights of stairs in the flagship store, New York’s law, retailers may colaccording to her lawsuit. Store lect a penalty of five times the cost security accused Gursoy, who speaks little English, of trying to of the stolen merchandise, up to steal. She was asked to sign a form $500 per item, plus as much as By Colleen Long

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admitting guilt and pay a fine. She refused, the police were called and she was arrested. Gursoy and others say they were held in Room 140, a bare room with two small, holding cells with wooden benches within the store. Elina Kazan, a spokeswoman for Cincinnati-based Macy’s, said the company’s practices prohibit coercion when recovering fines. Many retailers detain suspected shoplifters, industry experts said, but few have dedicated jail cells and most don’t ask for payments on the spot like Macy’s. Most of the accused receive letters in the mail demanding payment from a law firm like the one used by Macy’s, Palmer, Reifler & Associates, of Orlando, Fla. That firm also represents Home Depot, Wal-Mart and many other stores and sends out about 115,000 letters per month. “We are confident in our clients’ training processes and procedures for evaluating and investigating theft matters,” attorney Natt Reifler said. Letters sent to Gursoy said that if she didn’t pay, she would be sued. One said she owed $400; the next said she owed $675 — the increase unexplained. “We believe the whole purpose of her detention was to get the signature, to get the payments,” Usar said shortly before his client’s suit was settled in court Dec. 4. The terms were not disclosed. Her criminal charge was dismissed after no witness could testify.


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DES MOINES, Iowa — The Mega Millions jackpot inched toward a U.S. lottery record Monday as it soared to $586 million amid a frenzy of ticket purchases, raising the possibility that the prize could pass the once-unthinkable $1 billion mark by Christmas Eve should nobody win before then. Paula Otto, executive director of the Virginia Lottery and lead director for Mega Millions, said ticket sales are ahead of projections for Tuesday’s drawing, increasing the likelihood it could shatter the current record of $656 million, set in a March 2012 Mega Millions drawing. That was enough for Drew Gentsch to buy one ticket Monday morning. The attorney from Des Moines never plays, but the ballooning jackpot was too good to pass up. “I think it’s ridiculous but you have to dream big,” he said. “The odds of winning are so low, there’s no real reason to play. But it’s fun to do so once in a while.” Otto said it’s likely the jackpot will be increased again after lottery officials meet Tuesday morning to discuss sales. Between 65 percent and 70 percent of the roughly 259 million possible number combinations will be in play when the numbers are drawn, Otto estimated. “Lotto players are procrastinators. They tend to buy on the day of the draw,” she said. The large Mega Millions prize is the product of a major game revamp in October that dramatically lowered the odds of winning the jackpot. If a winner isn’t selected Tuesday night and it rolls over past the next drawing scheduled Friday night, Otto predicts the jackpot will reach $1 billion — an unheard of amount for Mega Millions or Powerball, the nation’s two main lottery games. “We had predicted last week that if we are still on the same roll on Christmas Eve, we’ll definitely be over a billion,” she said. The current jackpot, which is the fourth largest in U.S. history and closely trails the $587.5 million and $590.5 million set by Powerball, has had heavy sales over the last several days. Otto noted that the higher the jackpot, the higher the sales. For example, when the jackpot was $99 million on Nov. 5, lottery officials sold just over $20 million worth of tickets. For Friday’s then-$425 million jackpot, $168 million worth of tickets were sold.

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The Food and Drug Administration said Monday there is no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps help prevent the spread of germs, and there is some evidence they might pose health risks.

Seven Republicans expected to join Dems to pass two-year compromise in test vote over the next decade, extending existing cuts to Medicare providers, for example, raising WASHINGTON — Bipartia security fee on airline tickets san legislation to soften across- and requiring federal civilian the-board spending cuts gained employees to pay a greater ground among Senate Repubshare of their own pensions. licans on Monday and DemoAnother element, to save crats expressed optimism it about $6.3 billion over a decade would gain the 60 votes needed by holding down increases in to pass by week’s end. military retirement pay, has Republican Sens. Orrin drawn opposition from vetHatch of Utah and Georerans groups and Republican gians Johnny Isakson and Sens. Kelly Ayotte of New Saxby Chambliss of Georgia Hampshire, Roger Wicker of announced they would vote to Mississippi and Lindsey Grasend the measure over a critiham of South Carolina. cal hurdle in a test vote set for Under the provision, annual Tuesday, bringing the number cost of living increases would of GOP lawmakers to seven. be held slightly under the rate Sen. John Hoeven of North of inflation for military retirees Dakota said he was inclined to under the age of 62. In a statejoin them. ment issued last week, the three The announcements more senators said a 42-year-old serthan offset an announcement geant first class retiring after 20 from Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., years would lose about $72,000 who reversed course and said in income over his lifetime. he would vote to block the bill. One member of the DemoGiven the uncertainty, Demo- cratic leadership, Sen. Chuck crats, who control 55 seats, Schumer, said of the bill, “It is a were under pressure to avoid pretty safe bet it’s going to pass. defections on the vote. … I think Mitch McConnell [the The measure at the center of Kentuckian who is the Senate the maneuvering would restore GOP leader], the Republican about $65 billion in across-the- leadership knows they can’t let board cuts scheduled to take it go down.” While he spoke effect in the current budget on MSNBC before Burr’s year and the next one. announcement, an aide said To offset the spending the switch did not diminish Schumer’s optimism. increases, the White HouseThe bill cleared the House backed legislation calls for last week on a lopsided vote $85 billion in budget savings By David Espo

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Germ-killing soap might pose health risk, FDA reveals 40-year study casts doubt on effectiveness of antibacterial products’ ability to sanitize By Matthew Perrone The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — After more than 40 years of study, the U.S. government says it has found no evidence that common antibacterial soaps prevent the spread of germs, and regulators want the makers of Dawn, Dial and other household staples to prove that their products do not pose health risks to consumers. Scientists at the Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that they are revisiting the safety of triclosan and other sanitizing agents found in soap in countless kitchens and bathrooms. Recent studies suggest triclosan and similar substances can interfere with hormone levels in lab animals and spur the growth of drug-resistant bacteria. The government’s preliminary ruling lends new support to outside researchers who have long argued that the chemicals are, at best, ineffective and at worst, a threat to public health. “The FDA is finally making a judgment call here and asking industry to show us that these products are better than soap and water, and the data don’t substantiate that,” said Stuart Levy of the Tufts University School of Medicine. While the rule only applies to personal hygiene products, it has implications for a broader $1 billion industry that includes thousands of antibacterial products, including kitchen knives, toys, pacifiers and toothpaste. Over the past 20 years, companies have added triclosan and other cleaners to thousands of household products, touting their germ-killing benefits. Under a proposed rule released Monday, the agency will require manufacturers to prove that antibacterial soaps are safe and more effective than plain soap and water. Products that are not shown to be safe and effective by late 2016 would have to be reformulated, relabeled or removed from the market. “I suspect there are a lot of consumers who assume that by using an antibacterial soap product, they are protecting themselves from illness, protecting their families,” said Sandra Kweder, deputy director in the FDA’s drug center. “But we don’t have any evidence that that is really the case over simple soap and water.” A spokesman for the cleaning product industry said the FDA already has “a wealth of data” showing the benefits of antibacterial products. Monday’s action affects virtually all soap products labeled antibacterial, including popular brands from CVS, Bath and Body Works, Ajax and many other companies.

The rule does not apply to hand sanitizers, most of which use alcohol rather than antibacterial chemicals. An FDA analysis estimates it will cost companies $112.2 million to $368.8 million to comply with the new regulations, including reformulating some products and removing marketing claims from others. The agency will accept data from companies and researchers for one year before beginning to finalize the rule. The proposal comes more than four decades after the FDA began evaluating triclosan, triclocarban and similar ingredients. The government only agreed to publish its findings after a three-year legal battle with the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group that accused the FDA of delaying action on potentially dangerous chemicals. Triclosan is found in an estimated 75 percent of antibacterial liquid soaps and body washes in the U.S. More than 93 percent of antibacterial bar soaps also contain triclosan or triclocarban, according to the FDA. Some consumers said the FDA ruling would have little effect on their buying habits, since they already avoid antibacterial soaps and scrubs. “The regular soap works fine for me. And if I was to think about it, I would guess that those antibacterial soaps probably have more toxins,” said Marco Cegarra, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Diane McLean, of Washington, D.C., thought the soaps always “seemed like a bad idea” because of concerns about creating drug-resistant bacteria. The FDA was asked to investigate antibacterial chemicals in 1972 as part of a law designed to set guidelines for dozens of common cleaners. But the guidelines got bogged down in years of regulatory delays and missed deadlines. The agency published a preliminary draft of its findings in 1978, but never finalized the results until Monday. Most of the research surrounding triclosan’s safety involves laboratory animals, including studies in rats that showed changes in testosterone, estrogen and thyroid hormones. Some scientists worry that such changes in humans could raise the risk of infertility, early puberty and even cancer.

U.N. appeals for record $6.5 billion for Syria

The architects of the two-year budget deal, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Budget Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., are seen in November in Washington, D.C. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO

of 332-94, with Speaker John Boehner and the rest of the GOP leadership working hard to build support for it. The measure became something of a prize in a long-running struggle between tea partyaligned conservative groups who oppose it and establishment Republicans eager to demonstrate an ability to govern smoothly and to erase the taint on their party from October’s partial government shutdown. Across the Capitol, where Senate Democrats are in the majority, the entire GOP leadership has either announced its opposition to the measure or is expected to. At the same time, there is no evidence of a concerted effort by McConnell or his secondin-command, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, to defeat the bill and

open up the possibility of more politically damaging budget brinkmanship in January. Additionally, both men have drawn tea party-backed challengers in next year’s reelection campaigns, and McConnell, in particular, has championed the spending levels that would be raised. Cornyn’s position was unclear for part of the day, with his Senate office saying he had concerns about the bill and his campaign website stating his unequivocal opposition. The website was changed a short while later to remove mention of opposition. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake of Arizona; Susan Collins of Maine, and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin have previously announced plans to support the measure on the test vote.



seen in many, many years, and makes the need for a political solution all the much greater.” BEIRUT — An unusually Most of the dead in Aleppo intense wave of government were civilians who were killed airstrikes has killed more when crude barrel bombs — than 100 people in rebel-held neighborhoods in the northern oil drums filled with a mixture Syrian city of Aleppo, part of a of explosives and fuel — were pattern of intensifying violence dropped by helicopters over densely populated neighbortaking shape ahead of peace talks next month, activists and hoods. One barrel hit a school, killing six students and four doctors said Monday. PHOTO: teachers. Others fell on apartThe assault, which began GUARANTEED Papaya ment buildings, and one struck Sunday and continued MonLOWEST PRICE a busy intersection, among a day, was the heaviest yet witIN THE USA! nessed in Aleppo. It served as a total of 17 strikes. Frantic residents coated reminder of the government’s in dust hunted for survivors military edge over the lightly under smoke-filled skies as Of Santa Fe armed rebels as the warring *See Sales sides jostle for advantage in the parents led children past piles Associate for details. of rubble and bodies, accordlead-up to the negotiations. Proceeds to benefit the ing to videos of the scene The United Nations preLOCAL & FRIENDLY Santa Fe Animal Shelter. posted on YouTube. The dicted Monday that the numAleppo Medical Council said ber of Syrian refugees fleeing MATTRESSES • UPHOLSTERY • PATIO FURNITURE 128 people were killed and 504 W. Cordova Rd., Santa Fe • Just up from Trader Joe’s • 982-5555 the violence would double by Mon, Fri, & Sat 9-7, Tues-Thur 9-6, Sun 1 1-6 • more than 200 injured. the end of 2014 to more than 4 million and that more than 75 percent of the Syrian population will soon need food aid. Appealing for $6.5 billion in new aid, an amount unprecedented for any single emergency, U.N. High CommisTO THE SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN AND PASATIEMPO sioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres described “a terrifyINCLUDES A FREE PERSONALIZED HOLIDAY GREETING ing situation” in Syria, where rebels have fought troops loyal to President Bashar Assad for well over two years. “By the end of 2014, substantially more of the population of Syria could be displaced or in need of humanitarian help than not,” Guterres said. “This goes beyond anything we have By Liz Sly

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NSA: Government is reviewing decision Continued from Page A-1 at stake in this case and the novelty of the constitutional issues,” Leon wrote in a 68-page opinion. “I cannot imagine a more ‘indiscriminate’ and ‘arbitrary invasion’ than this systematic and high tech collection and retention of personal data on virtually every single citizen for purposes of querying and analyzing it without prior judicial approval,” said Leon, a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. “Surely, such a program infringes on ‘that degree of privacy’ that the founders enshrined in the Fourth Amendment.” The strongly worded decision stands in contrast to the secret deliberations of 15 judges on the nation’s surveillance court, which hears only the government’s side of cases and since 2006 has held in a series of classified rulings that the program is lawful. A Justice Department spokesman, Andrew Ames, said Monday that the government was reviewing Leon’s decision. “We believe the program is constitutional as previous judges have found,” he said. The challenge to the NSA’s onceclassified collection of phone records is one of a series of cases filed in federal court since the program’s existence was revealed in June by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Snowden praised the ruling in a statement made to journalist Glenn Greenwald, who received NSA documents from Snowden and first reported on the program’s existence. “I acted on my belief that the NSA’s mass surveillance programs would not withstand a constitutional challenge, and that the American public deserved a chance to see these issues determined by open courts,” said Snowden, who has received temporary asylum in Russia, where he is seeking to avoid U.S. prosecution under the Espionage Act for leaking NSA documents. “Today, a secret program authorized by a secret court was, when exposed to the light of day, found to violate Americans’ rights. It is the first of many.” The ruling also comes as Congress is debating whether to end the NSA’s “bulk” collection of phone data or endorse it in statute. The White House, U.S. officials say, supports maintaining

the program. “It will be very difficult for the administration to argue that the NSA’s call-tracking program should continue when a federal judge has found it to be unconstitutional,” said Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, which has also sued the government over the program’s constitutionality. But George Washington University law professor Orin Kerr said, “It gives opponents of the NSA program more fuel to add to the fire, but its legal impact is quite limited because the case now just goes to the court of appeals.” The government has stressed that the program collects only “metadata,” such as numbers dialed and the times and lengths of calls, but no phone content or subscriber names. Officials say that only numbers linked to suspected terrorists are run against the database. Leon’s opinion countered that the program is so sweeping — the database easily contains billions of records — that it amounts to a “dragnet” that intrudes on the constitutional expectation of privacy. He dismissed the government’s claim that “special needs” requiring quick access to data that could thwart a terrorist plot make a warrant impracticable. “No court has ever recognized a special need sufficient to justify continuous, daily searches of virtually every American citizen without any particularized suspicion,” he said. The government’s legal justification for the call-tracking program is based on a 1979 case, Smith v. Maryland, which involved the surveillance of one criminal suspect over a two-day period. In that case, the Supreme Court said that Americans have no expectation of privacy in the telephone metadata that companies hold as business records, and that therefore a warrant is not required to obtain such information. A succession of judges on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court have adopted the government’s argument based on that ruling. But Leon said the question the Supreme Court confronted in 1979 is not the same as the one he was faced with. “Indeed, the question in this case can more properly be styled as follows: When do present-day circumstances — the evolutions in the government’s surveillance capabilities, citizens’ phone

habits, and the relationship between the NSA and telecom companies — become so thoroughly unlike those considered by the Supreme Court 34 years ago, that a precedent like Smith does not apply?” he wrote. “The answer, unfortunately for the government, is now.” Kerr said Leon is wrong to suggest that Smith no longer applies. That decision, he said, draws a clear distinction between the collection of data on numbers dialed and on call content. The metadata information the government is gathering today, Kerr said, is the same type of information the court said that law enforcement could collect more than 30 years ago. “The opinion is more valid now than it was,” Kerr said, adding that “it’s up to the Supreme Court to overturn its decision, not trial judges.” Leon, who was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2002, said the government has played down the program’s invasiveness. The “almost-Orwellian technology” that allows the government to collect, store and analyze phone metadata is “unlike anything that could have been conceived in 1979” and, “at best, the stuff of science fiction,” he said. Klayman, the founder of the public interest group Freedom Watch, called Leon’s ruling “courageous.” “This is a warning to both parties that they’d better start observing the rule of law and protecting the American people or there will be severe consequences,” he said. Leon rejected the government’s argument that Klayman and a co-plaintiff — the father of an NSA cryptologist killed in Afghanistan in 2011 — lacked standing to bring the suit, because they were customers of Verizon Wireless, which has not been publicly revealed as taking part in the program. “The government,” he said, says it has created a “comprehensive” database — “in which case, the NSA must have collected metadata from Verizon Wireless, the single largest wireless carrier in the United States.” Yet, at the same time, he wrote, the government asserts that the plaintiffs lack standing “based on the theoretical possibility” that the NSA has not collected Verizon’s records. “Candor of this type defies common sense and does not exactly inspire confidence!” he wrote.

Award: Case has gone to trial three times Continued from Page A-1 After being readmitted to the Santa Fe hospital, Christopherson was treated with antibiotics for five days and remained there for another week, suffering off and on from a fever, court documents said. On Dec. 8, the day she was discharged, Christopherson’s oxygen-saturation levels dipped as low as 48 percent, according to attorneys Katherine Hall and Diego Zamora, who represented her father. At the time of her discharge, her oxygen level had increased to 88 percent (which is still considered low), Zamora said, but she was still discharged. The hospital did not prescribe any ongoing antibiotics for Christopherson, despite the fact that she had tested positive for an inter-abdominal infection, according to court documents. But, Zamora said, Christopherson was given a narcotic pain-relief patch, something he said can be dangerous for people suffering from a fever because the fever can increase the effects of the narcotics by up to 30 percent. Zamora said the fentanyl patch received by his client was especially problematic given that narcotics have a depressive effect on the respiratory system and Christopherson already was suffering from low oxygen levels. Less than 18 hours after being discharged, Christopherson — who was a waitress at Applebee’s and had aspirations to become a nurse — was found unconscious and not breathing at a friend’s home. She was transported back to the hospital but, according to her father, was already brain dead, and despite continued

efforts to resuscitate her, she died Dec. 10. Her cause of death was listed as septicemia, according to court documents, an infection in the blood. Christopherson’s father, Joseph Christopherson, said he was initially told that his daughter had died from an alcohol overdose. According to Zamora, a blood test performed at Christus St. Vincent reported blood-alcohol levels of 0.226, but a urinalysis showed zero alcohol in her body. Zamora said the woman’s father was so disturbed by the discrepancy that he asked the state Office of the Medical Investigator to retest his daughter’s blood, and the blood tested negative for alcohol in four tests. The family originally filed a civil lawsuit on Dec. 15, 2009. A jury found the hospital negligent in that case but couldn’t agree on whether the negligence had caused the woman’s death. A new trial was ordered. The second jury returned a verdict in favor of the hospital in June, but Judge Raymond Ortiz ordered a third trial based on misconduct on the part of one of the hospital’s defense attorneys, William Slattery. Ortiz wrote in his order that Slattery had asked improper questions and made numerous improper objections and “gratuitous comments,” which were audible throughout the courtroom, “despite having been warned a number of times at bench conferences and outside the presence of the jury about his demeanor.” Friday’s award included $1 million for the loss of Mercedes Christopherson’s life and another $1.25 million for her father’s “loss of consortium,” or the dam-

ages he realized from losing his daughter. Hall said Monday the jury’s decision was “huge” for Joseph Christopherson, “not in terms of money, but in that a jury recognized his loss and compensated him for that.” “Hopefully, [Christus] St. Vincent will spend their money trying to correct things instead of fighting things like this in the future,” Hall said. “Really that’s what we would like. If they would just put money into changing the way they do things it would be better for everyone.” Christopherson said he was grateful to his attorneys and court personnel for the work they put in on the lengthy case. “I can’t say enough good things about how hard they worked and how much went into finding the truth,” he said. “Our whole thing is to get the care at [Christus] St. Vincent’s turned around so people will never have to go through this again.” Christus St. Vincent issued the following written statement in response to Friday’s verdict: “Christus St. Vincent would like express its sympathy to the Christopherson family for the loss of their loved one. We fully support our physicians in the care they provide our patients on daily basis and we support them in the decisions they must make when providing that care. In this case, we are confident we provided the appropriate care for the patient. We believe we committed no wrongdoing. Therefore, we intend to appeal this verdict.” Contact Phaedra Haywood at 986-3068 or

Byran Travis, a retired LANL scientist, asks questions about the significance of the graph test results for a Los Alamos school during Monday’s presentation by the School Report Card Task Force on New Mexico’s A-F grading system. CLYDE MUELLER/THE NEW MEXICAN

Evaluation: Growth complicates system Continued from Page A-1 decipher the measures behind the system. Wadt, who said he has edited many scientific papers, said he doesn’t think it would “pass peer review in the scientific community.” Nor was he sure he could easily explain it. Dave Higdon, a Los Alamos National Laboratory statistician who earned a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Washington, presented the report to Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Gene Schmidt. Said Higdon: “Any system based on growth — has it ever been successful?” The report, which the group started working on a year ago using three to four years of testscore data, primarily focused on the elementary-school level. Using a scale of zero to 80, with 40 representing proficiency, the measurements made clear that the majority of the district’s 3,500 students have been attaining and maintaining expected proficiency rates in the past few years. But as the Public Education Department has noted in its various presentations on the grading system, proficiency itself is not enough when it comes to earning a high grade for a school. According to Wadt, the state’s system expects growth of about 1.3 percent in math and 1.7 in reading at the elementary-school level for students in the lowestperforming quadrant. Though six of the district’s schools received A’s and B’s, one — Mountain Elementary School — received a C, even though in many cases it outperformed the A-ranking Aspen Elementary School, Schmidt said. But it received a failing grade in the area of growth among those in its lowestperforming quadrant, which earned the school the C rating. Yet, according to the Los Alamos report, Mountain is still among the top 20 performing elementary schools in the state, out of some 320 schools. Several of the scientists said it is admirable that the state is honoring schools for displaying growth — any growth — over the course of a year. But, as they put it, if you are earning a 10, 20 or even a 50 as an average score, it is easier to progress than for a school or district already

at the 70, 80 or 90 mark. For the most part, based on the statisticians’ figures, Los Alamos Public Schools has displayed proficiency rates ranging from the low 70s to the mid-80s in math and reading. Also, they argue, their data shows that elementary school students’ achievement levels can vary on average from year to year by as much as 10 percentage points in either direction. Pete Goldschmidt, assistant secretary of assessment and accountability for the Public Education Department, agreed that student scores can “bounce around a little bit” but said that variation is stabilized when one looks at aggregate data for an entire school. The data in the study contained few surprises, the task force members said, though here and there they discovered an anomaly. Between 2011 and 2013 the district’s middle school students’ reading proficiency rates increased by 8 points. At Aspen Elementary School, students averaged a 12-point jump in math scores in the same time period. Schmidt said the latter jump is easy to explain because that school sent most of its math teachers to an intensive teachertraining program focused on math one summer. The committee report, he said, will allow the district to dig deeper and try to discern the reasons behind such noteworthy spikes. In general, the assembly agreed that the report doesn’t offer explanations yet. They all suggested such factors as class size, quality teaching, household income and focused programming can make a difference. Schmidt asked the group to come up with some recommendations for further action to present to the school board in January. Task force member Morris Pongratz, who described himself as a retired rocket scientist from the lab, said the task force should put together its own district A-F grading system and present it to the education department for comparison. Asked what he thinks of the state’s A-F operation, he said, “It can be improved.” Contact Robert Nott at 986-3021 and

Ethics: Board’s decision based on lack of precise wording in code Continued from Page A-1 different perspective.” Tarin Nix, a political consultant Bushee hired in May to run what was then a privately financed campaign, filed the complaint. Nix told the board Bushee paid her $1,750 for services rendered on June 15 and then let her go two days later. She said Bushee failed to reimburse her for other costs she incurred, or pay her through June 17, but that she had decided to let it go and move on with her life. Nix said “alarms” went off in November when a member of Bushee’s campaign called and asked her to “swap checks” days before Bushee and other candidates seeking public financing had to file campaign reports. Nix was asked

to “hand over cash to them,” she said. “Of the 30 campaigns I’ve been involved in, I’ve never been faced with this dilemma where someone is asking me after the fact, after months of no communication, to accept another check with a different date for the same services,” Nix said. Nix said she asked the city clerk for advice, hoping the City Attorney’s Office would weigh in on the matter. “This wasn’t a game. This wasn’t some politically motivated thing. This was me trying to make sure I was doing what was right by the law,” she said. “As a professional, as someone who does this day in and day out, I never wanted to be involved with a campaign that was defrauding the public.” City Councilor Rebecca Wurz-

burger, who was running for mayor but dropped out, agreed that the law is confusing but said it was clear to her from “the very beginning” that candidates had to decide if they were going to seek public financing. If they were even considering it, they were supposed to follow the rules under public financing, she said. “That was from the interpretation that I received from the city clerk, and we ran our campaign that way,” she said. “For me, this is not about politics. This is an issue of integrity of the law.” Bushee and her attorney, Christopher Graeser, said the campaign made a good faith effort to comply with the law. Before filing campaign reports, Bushee said she sought the advice of Jim Harrington, state chairman of Com-

mon Cause New Mexico, a nonpartisan watchdog group. Harrington advised Bushee to issue Nix another check out of her so-called seed money account. Harrington’s role triggered a testy exchange between Harrington and Nix’s attorney, David Garcia, before Monday’s meeting when Garcia accused Harrington of being partisan and working for Bushee’s campaign. Mayoral candidates seeking public financing could raise and spend up to $6,000 in seed money contributions of no more than $100 each from supporters. Nix and Garcia alleged that Bushee violated the code by paying Nix out of her personal account. They also pointed to an oath Bushee signed saying all of her expenses had been paid only out of her seed money account.

“Maybe there’s an asterisk on that, but it’s certainly not true,” Morty Simon, a supporter of Javier Gonzales, who is also running for mayor, told the board. Garcia had urged board members to proceed with an investigation. “To do otherwise would merely make a mockery of the new public finance code. You could spend millions and millions and then say, ‘Hey, I changed my mind. You know what? I’m going to go over and collect that extra $60,000 dollars [in public funding].’ ” he said. After the meeting, Bushee declared that justice had been served. “I’m glad the political theater has ended,” she said. Contact Daniel J. Chacón at 986-3089 or

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 THE NEW MEXICAN




Vandals cause an estimated $25K in damage at Pojoaque Valley High

Trio of bills aims to spark job growth By Steve Terrell The New Mexican

ABOVE: The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said that at some point during the vandals’ attack, one of the suspects cut himself, leaving sprays of blood on two doorways. RIGHT: A maintenance crew cleans up glass outside the high school on Monday.

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School left in shatters

State Senate President Pro-tem Mary Kay Papen on Monday introduced three bills being touted by a Santa Fe-based think tank as ways to help improve New Mexico’s business climate and spur job growth. “New Mexico’s private sector jobs crisis must be the legislature’s first priority during the upcoming session, and this package of bills moves us in the right direction,” Papen, D-Las Cruces, said in a statement emailed Monday by Think New Mexico. Fred Nathan, the organization’s executive director, said Monday that the bills are based on measures tried in other states but are “tailored to New Mexico’s specific needs.” A recent Think New Mexico report called “Addressing New Mexico’s Jobs Crisis” said the state lost 43,000 jobs and 3,000 businesses closed between 2007 and 2011. The bills represent just one package of legislation aimed at dealing with the state’s lagging economy. The New Mexico Jobs Council, co-chaired by Papen and House Speaker Kenny Martinez, D-Grants, also is expected to introduce a jobs plan, which could be a single bill or package of bills, in the 2014 Legislature, which begins Jan. 21. Gov. Susana Martinez also has said she’ll introduce a jobs package. Monday was the first day in which lawmakers can “prefile” bills before the session. Because next year’s session is a 30-day session focused on producing a state budget, only bills dealing with the budget and state revenues — or related to issues on the gover-

Please see BILLS, Page A-6

Horse slaughter plants prepare to begin operations By Jeri Clausing The Associated Press

A teacher discovered the destruction Sunday afternoon, Pacheco said. Johnson, said the vandals broke 21 doublepaned windows and six glass doors. Johnson also said vandals broke a few windows at the broadcast booth at the baseball field. Replacement windows and doors will cost the school between $20,000 to $25,000, and that does not include labor costs Johnson said. Since the vandalism, maintenance crews covered the broken windows with plywood boards. A spokeswoman with Pojoaque Valley Public Schools said classes started at their normal times Monday. The only adverse affect on classes, Johnson said, was that students couldn’t mill through the outside commons area because a 5-foot-wide, 2-foot-tall

ALBUQUERQUE — After months of legal wrangling and false starts in a more than two-year battle to resume domestic horse slaughter, plants in New Mexico and Missouri were working Monday to begin processing equine for human consumption. The efforts come on the heels of an order late Friday by a federal appeals court that lifted an emergency stay on the companies’ plans. “They are pushing full steam ahead to be ready to go as soon as possible,” said Blair Dunn, an Albuquerque attorney who represents Valley Meat Co. of Roswell and Rains Natural Meats of Gallatin, Mo. Rains Natural Meats, he said, even had horses on site. But it was unclear if the plants would open before Christmas or wait until after the holidays. A third company, Responsible Transportation of Sigourney, Iowa, was reviewing its options, having already converted to beef. Founder and CEO Keaton Walker said the company’s beef operation was struggling against better-established competitors, and he planned to sell the plant unless he knew for sure that he could process horses. He said he expected to make a decision by early January. “We’re continuing to process cattle, and will for the foreseeable future,” Walker said. “We’re still trying to understand what this all means right now. Honestly, I’m not really sure what we’re going to do.” It was the third time in five months that the horse plants were scrambling to open. Valley, which led the effort to resume domestic horse slaughter two years ago after Congress lifted its ban on the practice, along with Rains and Responsible, were preparing to open in August when The Humane Society of the United States and other animal protection groups sued to

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Maintenance crew worker Fred Vigil uses a front-end loader to pick up the pile of glass left behind by vandals on Monday at Pojoaque Valley High School. Two unidentified vandals broke into the high school early Saturday morning and smashed windows and doors, causing between $20,000 and $25,000 in damage. PHOTOS BY LUIS SÁNCHEZ SATURNO/THE NEW MEXICAN

By Chris Quintana The New Mexican

n the early hours of Saturday morning, two people shattered nearly two dozen windows and several glass doors at the Pojoaque Valley High School, causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage. Lt. William Pacheco of the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said the department still was searching for suspects as of Monday evening, and rewards are being offered for information. This is second such act of vandalism at the high school this school year, said Gary Johnson, security director for the Pojoaque Valley school district. In mid-September, vandals broke several windows, causing about $10,000 in damage. The sheriff’s office released surveillance-


In brief TV report: Wes Studi enters DWI plea deal Actor Wes Studi has entered into plea deal with prosecutors under which he will be placed on probation as a first-time DWI offender stemming from his arrest this summer by Santa Fe police, an Albuquerque television station reported late Monday. KOAT-TV said Studi agreed to Wes Studi plead no contest to aggravated drunken driving and receive a 90-day suspended sentence, attend DWI school and undergo alcoholabuse screening, in addition to the one-year probation. The Santa Fe resident, known for roles in such films as Avatar and Dances with Wolves, was arrested

camera video of the incident Monday, which shows one of the males, who appeared to be between the ages of 17 and 25, hitting a double-paned window four or five times with a bat before handing the bat to his accomplice who does the same around 2 a.m. That vandals repeat the action several times, and periodically one of the swings of the bat sends glass shards flying around. One of the vandals wore a thick, hooded sweater while the other wore a T-shirt and jeans. Pacheco said that at some point during the vandals’ attack, one of the suspects cut himself, leaving sprays of blood on two doorways. He said that investigators gathered DNA samples from the splotches and sent them to the state crime laboratory for analysis.

in late July on Old Pecos Trail and recorded in a profanity-laced police video after he left a downtown Santa Fe bar, police records showed. He later publicly apologized for his behavior toward officers during his arrest. The arrest occurred about 1 a.m. after he was found with a car with two damaged tires in the middle of Old Pecos Trail near East San Mateo Road and a female passenger, police said. The 66-year-old actor refused to take a field sobriety test, a breath-alcohol test or submit to a blood-sample test. On video recorded while the actor was handcuffed in the back seat of a patrol car, Studi, an American Indian, can be heard telling referring to an officer as “white” and saying that “all your women would rather be with us.”

Competency exam ordered for ‘Dentista’ A man accused of practicing dentistry in Santa Fe without a license will undergo a competency evaluation before further proceedings in the criminal case.

Eliver Kestler, 36, also was charged with distribution of a controlled substance in April. He had allegedly provided mobile dentistry services out of a small sedan using the name “El Dentista.” At a June court appearance, Kestler showed up with a hand-drawn molar adorning the pocket of his jailissued orange jumpsuit. He appeared more subdued at a Monday hearing, which he attended via a closed-circuit video. Kestler’s attorney, public defender Ian Thomas Loyd, said Monday that Kestler has exhibited some “highly unusual behavior” that indicated competency “might be an issue.” But the lawyer said it was difficult to find a credentialed Spanish-speaking person to conduct the evaluation. Keslter — who told police he had a license to practice dentistry in Mexico but couldn’t provide proof of that — has also had an immigration hold placed on him while he awaits trial. The evaluation has been scheduled for mid to late January, according to Assistant District Attorney Mark Pustay.

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Audubon center to close for winter

Cops: Would-be robber hits woman with gun

The Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary located at the end of Upper Canyon Road will be closed to the public starting Dec. 25 through Jan. 31. The closure includes hiking trails, public restrooms and the nature store. Regularly scheduled Saturday morning bird walks and Friday afternoon Davey House tours also have been suspended. “Cutting back on winter hours allows our nonprofit organization to save money during the slow winter months and also allows a much needed vacation for our dedicated volunteers,” explained Karyn Stockdale, executive director of Audubon New Mexico. The Audubon Center will reopen to the public on Feb. 1. The Great Backyard Bird Count will be held Feb. 14-17. The center and sanctuary encompasses 135 acres where approximately 130 species of birds can be found. For more details, visit http://

A woman told police that she was walking near downtown Santa Fe on Sunday night when a man tried to take her purse and struck her in the face with a small handgun before fleeing. Paramedics treated the woman for injuries in the 300 block of Hillside Avenue about 8:20 p.m., an officer wrote in a report. The woman told investigators she was walking back to her home on Hillside Avenue when the man approached near Hillside Park and demanded her purse. The report said that after she refused, the mugger shoved her to the ground, and the two struggled for her purse. The culprit then struck the woman with the pistol, police said. She then started screaming for help and the man fled, the officer wrote. The victim, who police found bleeding from the nose, described the man as between 5 feet, 7 inches and 5 feet, 9 inches tall and wearing a black, hooded sweater with a black-andwhite logo on the front. The New Mexican




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Bills: SB 10 based on Utah law Continued from Page A-5 nor’s call — can be considered. At 37 pages, Senate Bill 10, co-sponsored by Sen. Sue Wilson Beffort, R-Sandia Park, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, is the lengthiest of the three bills and potentially the most controversial. Traditionally the state’s economic-development efforts have involved trying to entice companies to locate in New Mexico by offering incentives such as tax breaks. But SB 10, based on an approach adopted by the state of Utah, would encourage businesses to relocate or expand their operations here with a post-performance incentive that would be paid only after new jobs have been created. The state would give 30 percent rebates of gross receipts, corporate income and withholding taxes as long as a company has created a certain number of jobs or if the company met certain annual benchmarks — creating at least 10 jobs in urban areas, five in rural communities or investing at least $5 million on land, buildings or improvements for urban businesses, $2.5 million for rural. To count toward the government incentive, the jobs would have to pay at least 125 percent of the average annual wage in an urban area or, for business in rural areas, at least 100 percent of the average annual wage in that area. Almost guaranteed to draw the opposition of lobbyists from various businesses is a section of this bill that would close several existing tax loopholes that benefit what Nathan calls “narrow special interests.” These include tax breaks for cigarette distributors, professional fighting, all-terrain and recreational vehicle sales and website hosting. The bill also would reduce from 75 percent to 30 percent the amount of tax revenues that may be dedicated to a tax increment development district. Together, Think New Mexico estimates, closing these loopholes would generate more than $10 million in revenue for the state. Papen’s other bills prefiled Monday are: u Senate Bill 8, co-sponsored by Sen. Gay Kernan of Hobbs, the ranking Republican on the Senate Education Committee. This bill is an effort to increase the number of entrepreneurs in the state by offering in-state tuition to international students majoring in science, technology, engineering, math or business at state universities. Nathan said that research indicates that students from other countries is good for New expanding the horizons of New Mexico students. He said that international students in those areas of study tend to become entrepreneurs after they graduate. u Senate Bill 9, co-sponsored by Sen. Sander Rue, R-Albuquerque. This measure is in response to business owners who complain that there are too many forms and too many offices to visit to start new businesses. The bill would create a “one-stop” online portal, where businesses would be able to file all the forms and fees required by state agencies including the Taxation and Revenue Department and the Department of Workforce Solutions. Nathan said that 18 states have created such portals.

NMSU plans to standardize security cameras LAS CRUCES — New Mexico State University is moving to standardize the approximately 200 security cameras on its campus and give the university police department real-time access to the images. University officials say the cameras can help prevent and solve thefts and other crimes, and also help police detect and respond to other emergency situations. The Associated Press

City launches redesigned website based Desert Elements Design, which designed the new website, said the new tracking system is designed to improve communication and increase efficiency. In addition to allowBy Daniel J. Chacón ing residents to track reports The New Mexican online, city employees can manage those reports either Communicating with Santa from the office or a mobile Fe city government online is device from the field, she said. about to get easier. “It’s a big additional compoCity residents will be able to nent to the website,” Duncan go online and track reports for said. everything from potholes and The new website cost graffiti to barking dogs by using $233,800 under a contract the the city government’s redecity signed with Desert Elesigned website. ments Design in May 2012. But don’t try the so-called That included a $5,517 hosting constituent management relationship tool just yet. While the fee, a cost the city will incur annually. Under the previous city launched the new website contract, the city paid its venFriday, the new reporting and tracking system isn’t scheduled dor $74,900 for the old website, plus an annual hosting fee of to go live until later this week. Molly Duncan, president and $33,200. The new website mirrors creative director of Santa Fe-

New site designed to improve efficiency, communication

the Santa Fe County government website, which also was designed by Desert Elements Design. City spokeswoman Jodi McGinnis Porter said the company previously contracted by the city for its website had a proprietary code that limited the city’s ability to make changes. For example, job postings were limited to a certain number of words, and job applicants could upload only a limited number of attachments. Under the new contract, the city government owns the code. “The new website, the city now owns, and it’s scalable and flexible and tailored to the city’s needs,” Duncan said. “Scalable means that they can add on to it easily.” Another new feature of the website is a “purchasing tool” for vendors, who can submit bids or

manage their accounts online. The city government tried to improve the navigation function, from adding an A-through-Z index to a “hot topics” page, McGinnis Porter said. The old site was “cumbersome” and finding some information was difficult, she said. Still, McGinnis Porter said the new website is experiencing a few hiccups. “I am going to ask the public to be patient with us as we move forward. We launched, and we are finding mistakes and bugs as we go, and we are correcting them as quickly as we can,” she said. “It’s a work in progress, and it will continue to be a work in progress. Our goal is to make it easier to provide information and to keep it current.” Contact Daniel J. Chacón at 9863089 or

Meat company expands recall WINDSOR, Colo. — A Windsor meat company is expanding a recall of meat and poultry that was produced in unsanitary conditions. The U.S. Agriculture Department announced the expanded recall Monday. There have no reports of illness from the recalled products. The additional recalled products can be identified by the establishment number “Est. 20309” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. The products were produced between April 1, 2013, and Dec. 5, 2013, and can be identified by four-digit Julian dates ranging between 3091 and 3339. The products were sold in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The Associated Press


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A maintenance crew cleans up glass outside Pojoaque Valley High School on Monday. Two unidentified vandals broke into the high school early Saturday morning and smashed windows and doors, causing between $20,000 and $25,000 in damage. LUIS SÁNCHEZ SATURNO/THE NEW MEXICAN


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ALBQUERQUE — Santa Fe’s school district still has a shot at being awarded a $10 million federal grant, but Albuquerque’s district is out of the running for the $25 million grant it sought. The Albuquerque Journal reports that Santa Fe’s school system is among 31 finalists selected from among 200 applicants from 21 states. At stake is a $120 million pot of federal money that will be divvied up in so-called “Race to the Top” grants. The Santa Fe district wants to use the requested grant for a variety of improvements. Those include reducing the studentto-counselor ratio, providing instruction during summer and before and after school and personalizing learning plans for each student.

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THE NEW MEXICAN Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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oe, who has three children, is three months behind on her rent. She was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and suffers flare-ups from time to time. In addition to owing $1,800 in rent, she is asking for $51.21 for her electric bill and $79.49 for her water bill. She is just one of the many community members asking for help from The New Mexican’s Empty Stocking Fund during the holiday season.

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u Joann H. Garges, $200 u Lorraine and Donald Goldman, $200 u Henry and Silva Gonzales, $100 u Barbara and Phillip Gudwin, $100 u Rebecca A. Haffenden, $100 u Hennelly Family Fund, $150 u Sue and Bob Horing, $100 u Robert and Janet Jaher, $250 u Diane R. and John D. Jenuuu nings, $200 u Mary and Norm Kaczmarek, The Empty Stocking Fund is in memory of Joe and Ava a project of The Santa Fe New Beard, $250 Mexican. The Santa Fe Comu Suzanne Garney and Dan munity Foundation, the First Kane, in memory of Joy Garney, National Bank of Santa Fe, The $200 Salvation Army and Presbyteu Karen Walker Real Estate, rian Medical Services donate $200 services to jointly administer u Judith Kaye, $100 the Empty Stocking Fund. u Gerald D. Kerr, in memory of Watch for daily stories feamy son Jodey Kerr, $100 turing requests for assistance u Betty J. Kronsky, $250 from local residents in The u Ann Lawrence, $500 Santa Fe New Mexican. The u Lynn F. Lee, $100 names of the applicants have u Barbara and Paul Macks, been changed to protect their $100 privacy. The information from u Robert and Irene Maldonado, the initial application will be $400 verified if the applicant is u Tim and Ann Maxwell, $100 selected for assistance. Saba McWilliams, in memory of Susie Stone, $250 To donate u Nathaniel Messimer, $100 Make your tax-deductible u Walter W. and Sara J. Messdonation online at www.sanmer, $100 u Richard Hertz and Doris stocking or mail a check to: Meyer, $100 The New Mexican’s Empty u Michelle C. Meyer in memory Stocking Fund c/o The Santa of Bill, Mary and Billy Meyer, Fe Community Foundation, $100 P.O. Box 1827, Santa Fe, N.M., u Mighty Seven Poker Gang, 87504-1827 $100 If you can provide a needed u Elizabeth V. Millard, $100 service such as roofing, car u Donnell and Lynne Moor, repairs or home repairs, con$100 tact Roberta at Presbyterian u Andy Norwak, $100 Medical Services, 983-8968. u Chris Chavez, Mikki Padilla If you can contribute food, and Evelyn Padilla, $75 clothing, toys, housewares or u Jeff and Nancy Pollock, $100 furniture in good condition, or u Rick and Alison Reider, $200 other items or services, please u Sarah F. Rising, $50 contact The Salvation Army, u Florence E. Romero, $50 988-8054 u Robert and Jone Sanchez, $100 Donations u Santa María de la Paz Catholic Community, $1,000 Through Dec. 16 u Josephine W. Shultz, $200 u Anonymous (12), $7,310 u Anonymous, in honor of Dad u Gizelle Spurgeon, $100 u Bob and Debbie Stone, $250 and Nancy Gahman, $25 u Anonymous, in of Diane, Randy, u John L. and John R. Stump, in memory of Marty Stump, $100 Jackie and John Bloch, $25 u Deborah J. Trouw, CFP, $750 u Ken and Lisa Adkins, $150 u Bernie Valdez, in memory of u Michael H. Agar, $500 Frances Valdez, $25 u Tom Alexander, $50 u Martin A. Valdez, in memory u Inge Allen, $100 of Elroy and Miranda Valdez, u Raquel S. and Ynacio M. $100 Alvarez, in memory of Ynacio u Marla Velarde, $100 Joe Alvarez, $50 u Ronni and Jeff Ballowe, $250 u Donna and Douglas Waterman, in honor of Lynn Wateru Tina M. Barton, $100 man, $100 u Frank Hoback and LaMerle u Weissman and Carlson, CPAs Boyd, $200 PC, $200 u Margarita M. Brandes, $50 u Ann and Carl Welch, $10 u Bob and Marjorie Brooks, u James and Lisa Wilkes, $100 $200 u William Siegal Galleries, u Linda L. Cox, $25 $200 u Sanjiv Doreswamy, in memu Marcia J. Wilson, $100 ory of CV Doreswamy, $65 u Judie and Gene Wolkoff, u Kirk and Sheila Ellis, $250 $100 u Patricia H. Ferguson, $500 u Joe and Josie Fernandez, in u Jane and Daniel Yohalem, memory of Ernie, $100 $300 u From your loving Friends, in u Sheryl Zeigler, in memory of memory of Marty and Theresa, u Harvey J. Zeigler Jr., $50 $120 Cumulative total: $89,127

Senate rejects proposed Manhattan Project park win the war. Heather McClenahan, execLOS ALAMOS — A proutive director of Los Alamos posal to establish a national Historical Museum and the historical park to commemocounty’s point person on the rate the World War II Manhat- national park project, said suptan Project that developed porters have been accustomed the atomic bomb has been to disappointment in the 10 rejected. years since the legislation was The Los Alamos Monitor first introduced. reports that hopes that the McClenahan said supporters proposal would pass this year of the proposal still had reason were dashed when U.S. Senate rejected an amendment attach- for optimism, considering the proposal had garnered biparing the bill to the National tisan support and advanced Defense Authorization Act. far into the legislative process. The top-secret Manhattan Project operated from Decem- “We still have three congressional delegations working ber 1942 until September 1945 toward it. So we still have reaand resulted in scientific and son for optimism, to think that technological advancements that ushered in the Atomic Age 2014 will be our year,” McClenahan said. and helped the United States The Associated Press

LOCAL & REGION if anything, might have been stolen. u A sports bag containing a laptop and clothing was taken The Santa Fe Police Department is investigating the fol- from a car parked at the Holiday Inn Express, 3450 Cerrillos lowing reports: u City officers asked to make Road, between 7 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday. a welfare check in the 1600 u A thief stole a fire extinblock of C De Baca Lane at guisher and a roadside emer8:48 p.m. Sunday found a gency kit from a car parked at 15-year-old whose father the DoubleTree by Hilton, 4048 had punched him in the face. Cerrillos Road, between 8 p.m. Authorities took the teen to his Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday. grandmother’s home, and the The Santa Fe County SherChildren, Youth and Families iff’s Office is investigating Department was contacted. the following report: u Someone broke into Kia u Deputies on Monday of Santa Fe, 1701 St. Michael’s arrested Virginia Tapia, 49, in the Drive, between 6 p.m. Saturday 1500 block of Agua Fría Street and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The report said it wasn’t clear what, and booked her into jail on an

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Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families hotline: 800-473-5220 Speed SUVs St. Elizabeth Shelter u The Santa Fe Police Depart- for men, women and chilment listed the following dren: 982-6611 locations for mobile speedInterfaith Community enforcement vehicles: SUV No. Shelter: 795-7494 1 at Kearny Elementary School New Mexico suicide from 7:25 to 8:15 a.m. and 2:10 prevention hotline: 866-435to 2:55 p.m., and on Camino Car- 7166 los Rey between Plaza Blanca Solace Crisis Treatment Cenand Plaza Verde at other times; ter: 986-9111, 800-721-7273 or SUV No. 2 at Salazar Elementary TTY 471-1624 School from 7:25 to 8:15 a.m. Youth Emergency Shelter/ and 2:10 to 2:55 p.m., and on Youth Shelters: 438-0502 Agua Fría Street and Harrison Police and fire emergency: Road at other times; SUV No. 3 911 at Cordova Road between GaliGraffiti hotline: 955-CALL (2255) steo Street and Old Pecos Trail.

Funeral services and memorials ADRIENNE J. POWELL Adrienne J. Powell-loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and friendpassed away on December 11, 2013 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on May 5, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her father, Manny Green and is survived by her mother, Marilyn Green; her brother, Jack Green; her daughter, Amy Powell Faeskorn; her son, Seth Powell; her son-in-law, Olaf Faeskorn; and her grandchildren, Lena Faeskorn and Tobias Faeskorn. Adrienne was an extremely intelligent, charming person who brought wit and spirit to all her endeavors. She graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois in 1964 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the National College of Education in Evanston, Illinois in 1968. She began her career as a second grade teacher and left teaching full-time two years later to raise her two children. She served on her local school committee for three terms, during which she collaborated with the superintendent on many reforms and initiatives. She volunteered in her children’s schools and became an instructor at a local ski area in the 1980s, where her greatest joy came from helping blind people learn to ski. Adrienne traveled to the Southwest for the first time in the early 1990s and felt an immediate attraction to the region. In 1993 she left her hometown outside Boston and relocated to Santa Fe to begin a new chapter in her life. In 2000 she felt called to return to the teaching profession and became a third grade teacher at Cesar Chavez Elementary School, where she worked until her retirement in 2012. She believed in the ability of every child to learn and went the extra mile for her students, dressing up as a spider every year on Halloween, covering her classroom in black and white construction paper to recreate the surface of the moon, and organizing regular field trips to local museums and sites. Adrienne had a deep passion for the arts. She read voraciously, collected works by local jewelers and painters, and volunteered as an usher at the Santa Fe Opera. She was just as happy seeing a Theaterwork performance as she was walking around the Spanish and Indian markets on the plaza. Adrienne will always be remembered for her sharp sense of humor, her keen eye for beauty, her knack for helping people find their direction and purpose in life, her gift for teaching and above all her generous and unconditional love for friends and family. A memorial service will be held in the new year. Gifts may be made in memory of Adrienne to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via

LUPITA MAESTAS ARCHULETTA Lupita Maestas Archuletta, 87, of Salida died December 12, 2013, at Columbine Manor Care Center in Salida Colorado She was born September 21, 1926, in Salida to Benjamin and Naomi (Alire) Maestas. She married Felix Archuletta Aug. 3, 1946, in Salida. They shared 62 years of marriage. The couple moved to New Mexico in 1947 to start their family. While living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Mrs. Archuletta was a member and held roles in Beta Sigma Phi sorority, the Democratic Women of New Mexico and the CowBelles. After working in several fields of employment, she eventually retired from the Santa Fe Public Schools as an educator. After retirement, the Archulettas returned to Salida and were actively involved in the local community. Mrs. Archuletta was preceded in death by her husband in 2008; brothers, Ben and Andrew Maestas; and grandson Samuel Wheelock. Survivors include her sisters, Helen Byers formerly of Los Alamos, and Rose Schneider (Jim) of Las Cruces; son, Steven (Doris) Archuletta; daughters, Ruth James and Rebecca Archuletta; grandchildren, Angela (Dave) Keller, Blue James, Damon (Alison) Archuletta, Gabe (Cynthia) Archuletta and Hannah Bornhurst; and seven great-grandchildren. A celebration of her life was held on Dec. 17, 2013, at Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home in Salida. and interment at Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements were with Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home Salida, Colorado. Online condolences may be offered at

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DOLORES H. GARCIA Dolores passed away peacefully on December 9. 2013. She was born on December 18, 1950 to Thomas and Lydia Quintana. Dolores was a very loving and caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Dolores had a great sense of humor. No matter what life brought her she was always ready to accept it. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren meant everything to her. She was a strong person and was ill for many years. Dolores was preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Lydia, her husband James (Jimmy) Garcia, her brothers Frank and wife Carla, Cruz, Aurelio, Santiago (Eddie), and Robert Quintana. Mother and Father in law Doroteo and Conferina Garcia, Brother in laws Doroteo II, Estevan Garcia and Greg Garcia. Sisters in Law Esther Garcia and Rita Morales. She is survived by her children David Quintana, Jacinta Garcia and Marianna Garcia and companion Ricky. Her grandchildren Brean, Jacob,, Andrew, Ambrose, Adrian, Jeremiah, Santiago, Vicente and Dominic. Her great grandchildren Kylie and Zavion. Her companion and caregiver who was very dear to her Richard Abeyta. Brothers and sisters Rita Armijo and husband Luis, Margie Montoya, Olivia Romero, Tom Quintana and wife Vivian, Patsy Garcia and husband Cosme, Larry Quintana and wife Veronica. Tony Quintana and wife Mary and Louie Quintana. Sister in law Marylee Quintana. Brothers and sisters in law Jose Inez Garcia and wife Celina, Roque Garcia and wife Mona, Anastacio Jose Garcia, Charlie Garcia, Tommy Garcia and wife Roberta, Gerald Garcia, Maria Elena Martinez and husband Jerry, Margie Martinez and husband Gilbert and Pauline Garcia. Many nieces. nephews, family and friends. Dolores is now resting in peace and will be missed by many. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque ,New Mexico 87108. A reception will follow at 12:00 p.m. at Veteran of Foreign Affairs, 2631 Bridge SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105.

DR. RICHARD KENNETH MONEY JR. Dr. Richard Kenneth Money Jr., born June 5, 1947 died peacefully on December 2, 2013. Rick was the oldest of twelve children. He is preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Robinson, his father, Richard Kenneth Money Sr., and his sisters, Judy Flynn and Diana Clara Money. Rick was an entrepreneur. He gained success in his career by taking risks. He was self-confident and smart and loved to take on business challenges. Rick was also a high achiever. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, and later in life earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. His fulfillment in education was realized when he earned his PhD in 2012. Rick was adventurous and loved to travel. He accomplished so much in his life. He was very happy with the love of his life, Angela. He learned through her the true meaning of love and acceptance. We will miss Rick but hold deep in our memory and heart his zeal and courageous spirit. Rick is survived by his love, Angela Powers; his step-mother, Clara Money; brothers John Money (wife, Flo), Donald Money (wife, Kathy), Robert Money (wife Rebecca), Michael Money (wife Margaret); sisters Carol Lushbough (husband John), Valerie Hand (husband Daniel), Veronica Allander (husband Krag), Helen Quintana (husband Ray), Mary Money-Gallegos (husband Ronald). Services are pending at this time.


Five years ago today you went home to be with our Dear Daddy. Each of take such comfort in knowing you two are together watching down on us, praying for us and sending your love. We miss you so very much Mama. With All Our LOVE!!!! Gibo, Lydia, JoAnn, Donald, Teresa, Mike & Families

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 THE NEW MEXICAN

LOCAL BUSINESS By Dennis J. Carroll For the New Mexican

hether it’s merchants just adding a few glittery snowflakes to an existing window display or recreating Christmas in New York City, it certainly looks a lot like the holidays in downtown Santa Fe — with a definite New Mexico flare. In a sampling of just a few of the many holiday windows, Hayward Simoneaux has arguably made the best use of the smallest of spaces in his tiny 12-panel window at Todos Santos Chocolates & Confections tucked in the Prince Plaza courtyard, 131 Palace Ave. “It’s sort of a Day of the Dead Santa Claus theme window,” said Simoneaux of the display, which is dominated by a skull-topped Santa figure with a fur hat and splashed with enough bling — including a silver ho-ho-ho necklace — to make a rapper weep. Simoneaux also threw in some faux gold coins and dangling chains to give it a touch of glimmer from his hometown roots in New Orleans, and a few origami stars and small mirrored disco balls for no particular reason other than he just wanted to. “I just started collecting stuff and it just sort of came together,” Simoneaux said. “I don’t know what kind of message I’m sending out. It’s just fun. It’s sort of Lil’ Henry meets Doctor Zhivago. Another store — this one with a much larger window — with a New Mexican flavor is the historic Original Trading Post, 201 W. San Francisco St. The five-paneled window features gem-spangled female mannequins, which assistant manager Joe Maestas called Native American showgirls, planted in glittering blanket snow. As Randy Travis’ Nothing Is Gonna Bring Me Down at Christmas flowed onto the street outside, Maestas explained that he incorporated items from the store into the display, such as brightly colored skirts of scarves draped around the showgirls’ waists. But he added that it “is important to convey the Santa Fe Christmas spirit,” especially for the tourists. “It may be their only visit to Santa Fe.” Adding to the New Mexicanthemed mix are bottles of hot sauce and assorted Santo Domingo pottery placed amid the glistening blankets of snow. The first thing one is likely to notice in the display window at !Mira! furniture and clothing boutique at 101 W. Marcy St. is the mink-wrapped chair. It is hung among the pink Christmas lights, baby’s breath bordering the window (instead of traditional holiday greenery) and a lace gown draped across the chair. “We just wanted it really girlie and nontraditional,” said Rhonda Huntress, who manages the store for owner Kathy Mahone and at one time was a professional window dresser for Macy’s and Buffalo Exchange stores in Tucson, Ariz. “It’s just fun.” Providing a literature connection (once Huntress explained it) are colored shreds snipped from an old aluminium tree. “That’s the Ghost of Christmas Past,” Huntress said. Across Marcy Street is Shauna Powell’s Full Bloom Boutique, which gets shoppers in the spirit with its exterior decorations including several small live trees and a vintage Santa bearing a small tree and toys. The window features etched glass ornaments including large hand-blown glass bulbs, lights and strung garland. Besides the obvious intent to lure customers into the store, Powell said, “We wanted to celebrate the season with a colorful upbeat attitude. … People love it.” At the Turquoise Butterfly gallery and gift shop, 149 E. Alameda St., manager Karen McPeak noted the stained glass butterflies and dragons flitting about the windows among pottery and Native leather effigies. An upside down Christmas tree hangs from the ceiling and is visible through the window. “We didn’t have room for [an upright] tree, so we got the upside down one,” McPeak said. Over at Design Warehouse, 101 W. Marcy St., owner Larry



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In brief State drivers paying less for gas New Mexico drivers are now paying an average of $3.04 per gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA New Mexico Weekend Gas Watch. The price is 1 cent less than last week and 16 cents less than last year. The statewide average is 21 cents less per gallon than the national average of $3.25. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed, drivers in Santa Fe are paying the most at $3.08 and drivers in Albuquerque are paying the least at $2.95. Retail gas prices nationwide moved lower following the end of the summer driving season in September and approaching Thanksgiving due to plentiful supplies, flat demand and falling crude oil prices. The drops gave drivers welcome and often dramatic relief at the pump. Price changes over the past several weeks have been mixed among states, with some falling lower and some increasing. “As New Mexicans prepare to travel to visit friends and family during the upcoming year-end holidays, we encourage them to use AAA’s Fuel Cost Calculator when planning their travel budgets,” said AAA Texas/ New Mexico representative Doug Shupe. “This free resource will help drivers determine a round-trip fuel cost estimate based on real-time gas prices. Travelers can also visit any AAA New Mexico branch office for additional free planning assistance that will help them save money on their trips.” AAA’s Fuel Coast Calculator can be found at

Motorcycle store to close Centaur Cycles & Scooters, 3232 Cerrillos Road, is closing at the end of January. In an email to customers, Richard Melz, who owns the business with his wife, Meg, said, “Meg and I have decided it’s time for us to retire. We’ve had a fantastic journey since I started working in the motorcycle business here in Santa Fe 40 years ago. Thanks to you all! But all good things must come to an end, and it’s time for Meg and me to look towards the next phase of our lives.” He said the last day of business will be Jan. 31, and all merchandise will be discounted with “crazy closeout prices” until then. “We are working hard with all of our suppliers to find future representation in Santa Fe. This is a great scooter town and we’d like to help make sure that continues. We hope to have some exciting news to share with you in the next few months, but nothing is definite yet,” he said in the email. For more information, go the the store website,

Groups back monument effort

Hayward Simoneaux has decked out his tiny 12-panel window at Todos Santos Chocolates & Confections, 131 Palace Ave., for the holidays. ‘It’s sort of a Day of the Dead Santa Claus theme window,’ he said. PHOTOS BY CLYDE MUELLER/THE NEW MEXICAN

The New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce, Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce, and area business leaders applauded legislation introduced by U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich with the goal of permanently protecting Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks, an area of public lands in Doña Ana County. The legislation, The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Conservation Act, was introduced in the Senate on Dec. 12. The Green Chamber’s support of the new legislation is partly tied to a recent report released by BBC Research & Consulting, which estimates that designating the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks as a national monument would contribute more than $7.4 million in additional annual economic activity to the region and create 88 new jobs. BBC’s study also found that an additional $562,000 per year would be generated in combined state and local government tax revenue as a result from designation of the national monument. “We are very happy that Senator Udall and Senator Heinrich have made the local economies of Las Cruces and surrounding communities a priority by introducing this legislation,” said Carrie Hamblen, executive director of the Las Cruces chapter of the New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce. “Making the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks a national monument will protect some iconic lands in Southern New Mexico while simultaneously creating a flow of new money for local businesses.” Udall and Heinrich have continued efforts begun by retired Sen. Jeff Bingaman to preserve New Mexico’s public lands. The two current senators were instrumental in sponsoring the legislation to protect Rio Grande del Norte, which helped lay the groundwork for President Barack Obama’s designation of the area as a national monument in March.

Shipping store celebrates 25 years Pack Ship & Mail in the Solana Center is celebrating 25 years in business. Owner Glenn Tafoya and his wife, Cindy, said the business will have coffee and doughnuts for customers and discounts for military shipping to celebrate the event. Tafoya also said that Christmas shipping to the East Coast needs to be done by Tuesday, Dec. 17, for ontime delivery.

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At Design Warehouse, 101 W. Marcy St., owner Larry Keller enjoined the talents of designers at the Meow Wolf art and entertainment collective to come up with a Christmas in New York City theme.

Keller enjoined the talents of designers at the Meow Wolf art and entertainment collective to come up with a Christmas in New York City theme. “A lot of us in Santa Fe don’t want to live in New York, but we are all yearning for the city and that excitement and stimulation,” said Keller, who grew up there. “I wanted it to be joyful for Christmas but also show the grit of New York.”

The back-lit scene includes a subway sign and entrance, the sunset-lit skyline, a decorated fire hydrant and several punkrock posters, a streetlamp and other iconic Big Apple images and reflections of the “nonverbal magic that happens in New York between Thanksgiving and Christmas.” Meow Wolf’s Benji Geary said: “We didn’t want it to be like a glitzy Manhattan penthouse,

Chrysler Building view of New York but more of a view of Manhattan from Brooklyn or Queens … a grittier, more ’80s view.” Emily Montoya, also with Meow Wolf, said Keller wanted to incorporate tributes to Lou Reed, who died Oct. 27. So the scene includes images from Reed’s Velvet Underground album Loaded, such as the pink cloud emerging from the subway.

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Santa Fe County Clerk Geraldine Salazar is reminding property owners that the taxpayer is responsible for notifying county offices of an ownership changes for a parcel of property. Salazar said that change should be reported to the County Assessor’s Office so a transfer of ownership of property can be placed on the property tax rolls. “This responsibility, by law, is placed on the taxpayer,” Salazar said in a news release. The county has an internal process in most cases that makes the process of making the appropriate change on the property tax rolls seamless and relieves the taxpayer in most cases of the burden of notifying the assessor. “It is a simple process, but like any process is not error free and occasionally a document recorded with the County Clerk is mislaid in the hand-off between the Clerk and Assessor and the new ownership information is not properly recorded by the Assessor,” she said. “The process relies on physical transfer of documents and is subject to human error.” If a taxpayer does not receive a Notice of Valuation in May or June from the county assessor or a tax bill in October from the county treasurer, the taxpayer immediately must inquire at the Assessor’s Office to ensure that the property is properly carried on the tax rolls, Salazar said. The New Mexican




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e-Voices Our Web readers speak out: Governor proposes pay hike for beginning teachers, Dec. 11

The incentive to have a bit larger starting salary angers older teachers? Where do you get this ‘pay us all more for doing nothing,’ mentality? Waaaa, we make nothing, waaaa, we have to be evaluated — seems like a lot of whining from adults afraid to change and do a little more for the children they claim to care so much about. Instead of fighting reform, why don’t you become apart of the process and offer ideas and input instead of just crying about every idea that our governor tries to employ? Make sure third-graders can actually read? ‘That’s dumb.’ Raise standards for graduation so we actually have hire-able graduates? ‘That’s stupid.’ Pay teachers more so we can build a base of new educators who will stay in the state for a career? ‘How ignorant.’ Maybe some of you are the reason for New Mexico’s continued low rankings in education and high ranking in government dependence and poverty.” O.M.

[It’s] pretty obvious that the governor is just try“ ing to buy support for her seriously flawed educator evaluation system. Why not offer this well-deserved salary increase to all educators? If the governor believes in her educator evaluation system so much, then why is she proposing a pay raise to the educators who have not been evaluated through her system before? The reason she is doing this is to try and get the new educators to support her ridiculous reforms. The governor has already lost the support of those who know best (current educators who have been evaluated through the ridiculous educator evaluation system), so it is obvious that this is nothing more than a desperate political move.” D.M. I suspect she actually has no plans to increase “ anyone’s salary. She offers this with the requirement that her merit-pay-based-on-test-scores scheme also gets approved. She knows most intelligent people will not agree to the latter condition, so she is no longer required to raise anyone’s salary. But now she can show it as her generous offer that was opposed by unions and ‘status quo lovers.’ The only people who ‘support the status quo’ are those who still think focusing all education on corporate-created standardized tests is an effective way to go. Hasn’t the failure over the past decade of test obsession taught them anything?” C.S.

Local drama teacher, son detain burglary suspect, Dec. 11 How soon before ‘Judge’ George Anaya lets them “ out? Sorry, but while I applaud these brave and real residents, the broken system designed around elected, magistrate ‘judges’ makes it hard to believe these young women will be punished for their crimes.” S.S. Bravo to Mr. [Chris] Leslie and his son, and the “ neighbor who jumped in to help! The cops don’t catch the low-life losers in this town, so if a citizen feels safe doing so, more power to him. She’ll get the standard slap on the hand and be sent on her way by one of our brilliant judges in no time. She’s probably already out. Her drug problem obviously hasn’t gone away and she’s more than likely not about to go out and get a job, so she’ll just go on doing what she does best and keep taking other people’s stuff.” C.G.M. Jack [Leslie] almost had the perfect homework “ excuse.” D.K.

Oil fuels backlash in Lamy, Dec. 14 If a tourist train would be helpful to the communi“ ty, wouldn’t it be possible to get accurate data on the risks of this sort of operation rather then just relying on everyone’s gut reaction to the likelihood of spills and likely damage? Speculation is fun, but facts are better.” S.B. Bad idea for the community of Lamy and the “ rest of us. Trains and oil spills go hand in hand. Also discourages the quest for renewable energy sources in the state by allowing oil and gas commerce to increase.” C.M. Wonderful news. It would be great to have the ex“ cursion train operating again. NIMBYs will also bring up fears of ‘what if?’ These fears are overblown. If someone wanted to open a gas station in Lamy, they would protest because of fear of spills and because gasoline is so toxic. Give me a break.” D.D.

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Actions of few keep Mora poor A

s one who understands and appreciates the role of the oil and gas industry in New Mexico, I was surprised to find that I agreed with two opponents of drilling whose opinions were published Nov. 30 in The Santa Fe New Mexican. When confronted by those who “oppose oil and gas development,” Gov. Susana Martinez asks: “Which 30 percent of the budget would you like me to cut?” New Mexico is blessed with an abundance of natural resources — of which oil and gas is a big economic boon by providing jobs and revenue. Yet, there are factions within the state — such as the opinion authors Sofia Martinez and Harry Montoya — who, if they had their way, would eliminate “30 percent of the budget” in a state that is already on the bottom of the economic barrel. Former Santa Fe County Commissioner Harry Montoya, who has run for New Mexico public lands commissioner — which manages state lands that produce oil and gas and, subsequently, funds education — hopes that “the people across New Mexico begin to realize that we don’t have a fracking problem … ” (My View, “Mora County leading way,” Dec. 1). I agree! I hope for the same thing. (Admittedly, I’ve plucked the one statement with which I agree out of context.) New Mexico doesn’t have a fracking problem, it has fracking production. Because of the combined technologies of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, communities in New Mexico that have

oil and gas development — which have been using “fracking” for more than 60 years — have fully funded schools, virtually nonexistent unemployment (I’ve been told that anyone who can pass a drug test can get a job) Marita and thriving economies. If Noon fracking were as frightful as the fear-mongers want you to believe, we would have heard from the people who have lived with it for the past several decades. From Sofia Martinez’s piece (Commentary, “Mora County deserves better than ordinance,” Dec. 1), I’ve selected the following statement about Mora County’s oil and gas drilling ban, with which I agree: “Most lawyers agree [the ordinance] is unlikely to withstand a legal challenge.” The ordinance in question, and the subsequent lawsuit, is supposedly about “corporate personhood.” However, the “novel argument” belies the real issue: property rights. Former State Land Commissioner Pat Lyons calls Mora’s drilling ban a “government taking of private property.” Residents of Mora County who own the mineral rights have viewed the potential income as “help in our old age that would ease the burdens of life for our children.” They wonder: “Do we lose our property without compensation?” Under Lyon’s leadership, many tracts were leased for potential drilling in Mora

County, which he said “could be a big boon for the economy.” Individuals and corporations paid for the right to explore for resources on the state lands — making Mora’s drilling ban a “public property takings,” too. New Mexico revenues from oil and gas activity on state lands go directly into the Permanent Fund, and each tract has a specific beneficiary assigned to it. Some of the beneficiaries that will be losing out of the millions of dollars that could be generated over the life of the Mora County leases include: New Mexico School for the Visually Handicapped and New Mexico School for Hearing Impaired; New Mexico State Hospital and Carrie Tingley Hospital; the New Mexico Boys School, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Eastern New Mexico University; and K-12 schools throughout the state. Lyons believes New Mexico’s land commissioner, Ray Powell, “should be participating in the lawsuit and taking a stand for New Mexico’s children.” No one knows if there is an abundance of resource in Mora County — but many believe the geology is right. However, the actions of two county commissioners — goaded on by out-of-state agitators, could keep Mora County “primarily poor.” The author of Energy Freedom, Marita Noon serves as the executive director for Energy Makes America Great Inc. and the companion educational organization, the Citizens’ Alliance for Responsible Energy (CARE).


Francis could open up Catholic Church “If a gay person is in eager search of God, who am I to judge them?” Pope Francis This quote on a church marquee in New Mexico went viral, with comments like, “Finally the Catholic Church is becoming relevant again.” Other quotes from Francis on this same marquee have read, “I believe this is the time of mercy, a change of epoch; If you have erred, do not fear; We need to create a theology of women; Never tire of working for a more just world.” As a priest and now head of 1.2 billion Roman Catholic Christians worldwide, Francis has been presenting his vision on a diverse body of humanity. The world, whether religious or irreligious, has been intrigued these nine months by Time magazine’s Person of the Year. People around the world have felt what is called “The Francis Effect.” I have often described religion as a cultural expression of spirituality in time and place. Religion attempts to answer the human questions. Some of the human questions are: Why do I exist in this form and shape? How do I relate to other similar existing forms? How do I relate to the rest of my surroundings? However, it’s often taken a cataclysmic event in the history of humanity to challenge the human community to growth and maturity. The tragic events of 9/11 and more recently the unfolding consequences of the Fukushima nuclear disaster are of this ilk. They are events so

shocking that they can compel us to contemplate how we treat one another and relate to each other and the environment on this planet. In the human community, which includes the Catholic Church, cataclysmic events take the form of various scandals which have rocked the church for several decades globally. These are issues which Francis is addressing. Francis has the challenge of reforming the church and changing clerical culture, which is rife with careerism, which Francis has called “leprosy.” If one wishes to climb the ecclesial corporate ladder, the central office that is Rome cannot know of any unhealthiness going on in one’s diocese. That is why

careerism is one of the causes of sex abuse scandals and of cover-ups. Cover-ups arise from the church as a hierarchy. The various scandals of the church are a most sad chronicle of mortar and mortgages versus fidelity and virtue. Francis has the challenge of reforming the governance of the church and changing clerical culture. The Francis Effect is warmth and humility. It is a vision of the church as a center of compassion and mercy. It prioritizes the poor of the world. It is Christ-centered. He has called a meeting for the bishops with the theme, “The Pastoral Challenges of Family in the Context of Evangelization.” It is unprecedented for a pope, but Francis

want to hear from people about their lived experiences of the challenges to family life, including marriage, divorce and cohabitation in this day and age. Francis declares, “We want a church big enough to accommodate all humanity.” Keep watching Pope Francis in such weekly Catholic publications as The Tablet and the National Catholic Reporter. The next marquee quote from Pope Francis to priests: “Confessional must not become a Torture Chamber!” The Rev. Vincent Paul Chávez has served in church ministry around the world. He is the pastor at Saint Therese Parish and School in Albuquerque.


Nelson Mandela’s sacrifice made others free


elson Rolihlahla Mandela, the last of the giants who led South Africa’s struggle against colonialism, is no more. “White supremacy implies black inferiority.” His words were truth to the powers. It made him the most recognisable global icon of struggle against oppression, injustice and discrimination. Mandela, or Madiba as he was popularly known to fellow Africans, was a qualified lawyer who later became the first black president of South Africa. More than just a politician, he was a political activist. In 1944, Mandela joined the African National Congress and participated in the popular resistance against the apartheid policies of the white South African government. In his initial years, Mandela called for calm and sober assessment of the political situation that had subjugated the blacks after centuries of tyranny and exploitation by the whites. But when every lawful way of protesting against injustice was taken away from blacks, and violence and intimidation was unleashed on them, he learned the hard way that it is the oppressor who sets the nature of the struggle. The oppressed is often left with no recourse but to use methods that mirror those of his oppressor. “After a point, one can only

fight fire with fire.” Mandela later formed the military wing of the ANC, the Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation), which was involved in targeting and sabotaging government facilities. He was soon arrested and put on trial, popularly known as the Rivonia Trial, or the trial that changed South Africa. On June 12, 1964, Mandela was sentenced to 27 years in prison. Mandela knew that overthrowing apartheid called for sacrifice. It was the beginning of his long walk to freedom. Ten thousand days in prison failed to break Mandela. Jail honed Nelson. It made him and the country. Jail could not capture him, no more than release from jail could not set him free, for he was always free. He knew that his dream of South Africa as a rainbow nation free from injustice and domination would eventually be realized and refused to compromise on his beliefs. In 1985, when President P.W. Botha offered Mandela his freedom on the condition that he reject violence as a political weapon, Mandela refused. “What freedom am I being offered while the organization of the people remains banned? Only free men can negotiate. A prisoner cannot enter into contracts.” On Feb. 11, 1990, Mandela was released from prison. He set himself to the task of

transforming the apartheid regime into a nonracial democracy. It culminated in South Africa’s first democratic elections wherein its most recognized apartheid prisoner became the new president. The 27 years of imprisonment did not leave him bitter. Instead he sought the middle ground between “white fears and black hopes.” For him, South Africa belonged to all who lived in it, black or white. It was not about superiority of one group over the other but about equality. It is reflected in his own words at the Rivonia Trial: “During my lifetime I have dedicated my life to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal for which I hope to live for and to see realized. But, my lord, if it needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” It is a cause for celebration that a man of such conviction and principles lived among us. Vikas Nath is the associate director of the Future United Nations Development System. He can be reached at or

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Inequality? Look to value of labor


hat explains the growing levels of income and wealth inequality inside rich countries? Data provide at least one answer: the share of income earned by investors has been steadily cutting into the share earned by workers. There are several factors behind this shift, but they all come down to one thing: bargaining power. That’s where the problem is — the question is whether it can also be the solution. Labor’s share of national income has been falling slowly since the 1970s in rich countries around the world. A measure of labor’s share called “real unit labor cost” — in plain English, the total wages and benefits paid to all workers, divided by total output in an economy — used to range from about 50 percent to 75 percent for countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; now it’s down to roughly 40 percent to 70 percent. What happened? Economists like to tell three stories. The first is about union membership, which dropped steadily in the 1970s and 1980s before flattening out in the 1990s. Without unions, workers were in a weaker position to bargain with investors — represented by corporate boards — for their share of the profits from selling goods and services. Second is a story about the integration of the global economy. With new sources of labor coming online around the world, especially in Asia and Eastern Europe, workers’ bargaining power in rich countries shrank still further. Finally, there were changes in technology. With more sophisticated machines and ways of doing business, it became easier to replace labor with capital. This was especially true in low-skill industries. All three of these stories are really about bargaining power. As the influence of unions began to decline, workers had to compete against each


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G other: myriad sellers of labor negotiating with just a few buyers. And with the onset of globalization, workers also had to compete with their counterparts overseas. Finally, with technological change, workers had to compete with machines. In each case, the bargaining power of individual workers slipped. There’s also a fourth story, and it has to do with the other side of the bargaining table. In the United States, the average size of firms rose from just over 15 employees in 1977 to about 23 at the end of the 1990s and stayed above 22 through 2009. In other words, the average number of potential employers for each worker sank, and fewer options for each worker meant even less bargaining power. With these four forces in play, it’s not hard to see why workers saw little increase in purchasing power despite their rising productivity. Yes, companies still wanted to hire them; unemployment rates in the 1990s and 2000s were some of the lowest on record in rich countries. But in retrospect, this was partly because labor was available on the cheap. Even with low unem-

ployment, inequality grew. Despite the ugly consequences for society of the decline in labor’s bargaining power, some pundits have suggested that the trend is not a bad thing. For them, the solution is simply to turn workers into bigger investors. In the United States, this notion is risible. Ranked by net worth, the lowest three quarters of families received less than 2 percent of their income directly from financial assets over the past decade, versus close to 80 percent from wages. Only half of families had indirect holdings of financial assets through pension funds, trusts, or other assets. To make any sort of dent in their dependence on labor income, you’d have to increase their holdings of capital by an order of magnitude at least. Education may be a better answer. Bargaining power has eroded much less in highskilled occupations that can’t easily be sent offshore or replaced by machines, whether in factories or on farms. It’s not easy for everyone to climb the skills ladder, though, and doing so takes time, especially with a U.S. educational system that’s struggling to keep up with

foreign competition. A quicker fix might be for workers to take some of their bargaining power back. One way is for governments to negotiate for them, by raising minimum wages. Here in the United States, competition from abroad would remain even if Washington increased the minimum wage nationwide. The same would be true if American workers unionized en masse. The truth is that to stop the erosion of labor’s bargaining power, action at home would not be enough; workers would have to act at the global level. In other words, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. To wrest income back from investors, workers would have to join together to limit companies’ labor options all over the world. It may seem farfetched to imagine call center workers from Idaho negotiating alongside those from India, but it might also be the only way for the ones in Idaho to regain what they’ve lost. The question is whether the ones from India will go along. Daniel Altman is the global economics columnist for Foreign Policy.


County’s commitment to development is a big win


he Sustainable Land Development Code recently adopted by County Commission ensures that we will have complete streets and bicyclefriendly trails in the future development of Santa Fe County. This is great news for our health, economy, environment and quality of life. I applaud commissioners’ and staff’s sensitivity to complex issues involved and flexibility to make critical final adjustments to the code. Congratulations go to all involved in this multiyear effort to create and adopt the SLDC! Specific commitments regarding bike lanes and multiuse trails directly align the SLDC with recommendations of the Metropolitan Bicycle Master Plan, placing the county in full partnership with the city, the state, and the general public in collaborating to build a more bike-friendly Santa Fe County. We have already come a long, long way, and I look forward to continuing to work together to make this vision, and our community, blossom and thrive. Tim Rogers

Active Transportation Planning Santa Fe

A royal tribute Wow — the Jean Cocteau was thoughtful enough to snag the very first film presentation of a live performance from the Royal Shakespeare Company

The past 100 years From The Santa Fe New Mexican: Dec. 17, 1988: An estimated 10,000 gallons of sewage are pumped out of septic tanks every day in the Española Valley. State officials blame illegal dumping of some of that sewage for ground-water contamination that is threatening drinking-water supplies in northern Santa Fe County and southern Rio Arriba County. No one seriously believes all that sewage is being trucked to licensed and approved facilities for dumping. To encourage proper dumping, more facilities with cheaper prices must become available.

in Stratford-upon-Avon in England, the lyric Richard II. I have seen a lot of Shakespeare and this is one of the greatest productions I have ever witnessed. It shows again on the night of Dec. 17. No Shakespeare fan should miss it. Robin Williams

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Radio waves It was great to see an article on youth radio recently in Generation Next (“Teens making air waves,” Dec. 6). However, we were disappointed that Youth Media Project’s Audio Revolution! — one of New Mexico’s oldest and most farreaching youth radio programs — was not included among the resources mentioned. Based in Santa Fe, YMP has been work-


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ing with youth for the past 10 years, training high school students for free in every step of radio broadcast creation. The shows that students create on a monthly basis are distributed, reaching an estimated 14,000 people every month. Youth Media Project will be accepting applications this January for our next training session. The trainings are free, but commitment to the program is required. The opportunity for youth to tell their own stories is invaluable, with the skills they learn applied throughout a young person’s educational career and throughout their professional and personal lives. Go to or call 986-1880 for more information. Katy Gross

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ov. Susana Martinez is inching toward compromise — of a sorts — on her signature initiative to improve the reading ability of New Mexico schoolchildren. The goal is hardly controversial: Ensure children learn to read by third grade, so that they can succeed in school. It’s how to get there that has caused disagreement. Martinez and her Public Education Department Secretary-designate Hanna Skandera want children held back in third grade if they aren’t reading up to grade level. Many educators (as well as Democratic legislators) say that reading and school success is more complicated. They prefer earlier reading interventions — actually paid for with state money, as opposed to required but unfunded — and support for teachers and children. The decision to hold back students, many believe, should be made at the classroom and parental level. Big government, in other words, shouldn’t be telling parents and local districts what is best for children. Now, we hear of possible compromise, through a bill that would provide additional intervention in the early grades. Retention is still in the mix, but not until 2016, so that the programs could be evaluated first. Sen. Gay Kernan, a Republican from Hobbs, is carrying the legislation to shore up reading, called “Academic Success Through Remediation Act.” Sen. Mary Helen Garcia, a Democrat from Las Cruces, also is in favor of the legislation, making this a bipartisan bill. Democrats such as Rep. Mimi Stewart of Albuquerque still don’t like the retention portion of the bill — but even those provisions have exceptions, as Kernan points out. Parents could petition principals for a promotion, for example. Money to pay for extra help for kids would come in part with $15.5 million from the N.M. Reads to Lead initiative; more money, though, will have to be paid for by local districts. Whether the districts have money to divert to early reading programs, we need to find out. This legislation is an important step toward finding better ways to help schoolchildren succeed. We disagree that holding kids back is the only answer; early intervention is a better focus. Should further compromise be needed, the Martinez administration might consider a carrot approach — let districts choose retention, and fund more reading programs if they do. That might create enough different approaches that by 2016, New Mexico has a better idea of what works. To its credit, Martinez’s Education Department has realized the importance of early education. The Reads to Lead program allocated some $3 million in 2012-13 to recruit and hire 46 reading coaches across the state, and $4.9 million to hire another 68 reading coaches and 52 reading interventionists. The coaches are in place to help teachers find better strategies to teach reading; some 700 K-3 teachers and 1,300 students in need of intervention have been affected. State education department figures show that thirdgrade reading scores from 13 initial participating districts and schools improved some 7.8 percentage points, compared to the statewide reading increases of 2.9 percentage points. Money is being spent, too, on training teachers and on assessing children’s reading skills frequently throughout the year, so that families know how their children are doing. More broadly, funding for pre-K programs in New Mexico has more than doubled since 2011, an increase of $15.65 million. Some 4,230 students are projected to be served this school year, up from 2,061. Pre-K, of course, helps children prepare to read — and it must be expanded more aggressively and broadly. As the children grow older, programs such as K-3 Plus work to help narrow the achievement gaps between disadvantaged students and others. This program extends the school year by 25 instructional days — but it’s not cheap. Some 15,959 students participated in summer 2013, with $15.9 million allocated for 2013-14 programs. Should the early education and intervention programs work, retention will be beside the point. Children will be reading at grade level. That is a goal all sides of the education debate can agree on, and that’s why too much focus on holding kids back is counterproductive. Keep emphasizing early education. Help children learn to read and help teachers become better at improving literacy. But don’t block programs that work because of a one-size-fits-all retention mandate. Compromise — this is a first step — and let improved reading scores be the everyone-wins result.

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Study: Yellowstone supervolcano dwarfs Mount St. Helens Scientists say magma chamber is 55 miles long By Matt Volz The Associated Press

HELENA, Mont. — The hot molten rock beneath Yellowstone National Park is two-and-a-half times larger than previously estimated, meaning the park’s supervolcano has the potential to erupt with a force about 2,000 times the size of Mount St. Helens, according to a new study. By measuring seismic waves from earthquakes, scientists were able to map the magma chamber underneath

the Yellowstone caldera as 55 miles long, lead author Jamie Farrell of the University of Utah said Monday. The chamber is 18 miles wide and runs at depths from three to nine miles below the earth, he added. That means there is enough volcanic material below the surface to match the largest of the supervolcano’s three eruptions over the last 2.1 million years, Farrell said. The largest blast — the volcano’s first — was 2,000 times the size of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington state. A similar one would spew large amounts of volcanic material in the atmosphere, where it would circle the earth, he said.

“It would be a global event,” Farrell said. “There would be a lot of destruction and a lot of impacts around the globe.” The last Yellowstone eruption happened 640,000 years ago, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. For years, observers tracking earthquake swarms under Yellowstone have warned the caldera is overdue to erupt. Farrell dismissed that notion, saying there isn’t enough data to estimate the timing of the next eruption. “We do believe there will be another eruption, we just don’t know when,” he said. There are enough instruments monitoring the seismic activity of Yellow-

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Studies debunk vitamin benefits A girl plays near a screen showing the stock prices at the Korea Exchange in March in Seoul, South Korea. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO

By Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — There’s more disappointing news about multivitamins: Two major studies found popping the pills didn’t protect aging men’s brains or help heart attack survivors. Millions of Americans spend billions of dollars on vitamin combinations, presumably to boost their health and fill gaps in their diets. But while people who don’t eat enough of certain nutrients may be urged to get them in pill form, the government doesn’t recommend routine vitamin supplementation as a way to prevent chronic diseases. The studies released Monday are the latest to test if multivitamins might go that extra step and concluded they don’t. “Evidence is sufficient to advise against routine supplementation,” said a sharply worded editorial that accompanied Monday’s findings in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. After all, most people who buy multivitamins and other supplements are generally healthy, said journal deputy editor Dr. Cynthia Mulrow. Even junk foods often are fortified with vitamins, while the main nutrition problem in the U.S. is too much fat and calories, she added. But other researchers say the jury’s still out, especially for the country’s most commonly used dietary supplement — multivitamins that are taken by about a third of U.S. adults, and even more by people over the age of 50. Indeed, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is deliberating whether vitamin supplements make any difference in the average person’s risk of heart disease or cancer. In a draft proposal last month, the government advisory group said for standard multivitamins and certain other nutrients, there’s not enough evidence to tell. (It did caution that two single supplements, beta-carotene and vitamin E, didn’t work.) A final decision is expected next year. “For better or for worse, supplementation’s not going to go away,” said Dr. Howard Sesso of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He helps leads a large multivitamin study that has had mixed results — suggesting small benefits for some health conditions but not others — and says more research is needed, especially among the less healthy. Still, “there’s no substitute for preaching a healthy diet and good behaviors” such as exercise, Sesso cautioned.tion says they’re taken largely for general wellness.

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sage saying Jantjie was The Associated Press not reachable. Instead of JOHANNESBURG — Just standing trial when it seemed the scandal in 2006, Jantjie over the bogus sign language was instituinterpreter at Nelson Mantionalized dela’s memorial had run its for a period Thamsanqa course, a cousin and three of longer Jantjie friends say he was part of a than a year, mob that accosted two men the four said, found with a stolen television and then returned to live in his and burned them to death poor township neighborhood by setting fire to tires placed on the outskirts of Soweto. At around their necks. some point after that, they said, Thamsanqa Jantjie never he started getting jobs doing went to trial for the 2003 killsign language interpretation at ings when other suspects did because authorities determined events for the governing Afrihe was not mentally fit to stand can National Congress party. Jantjie told the AP that he trial, the four told The Associated Press Monday. They spoke has schizophrenia, hallucinated and believed he saw angels on condition of anonymity while gesturing incoherently because of the sensitivity of just three feet away from Presithe fake signing fiasco, which has deeply embarrassed South dent Barack Obama and other world leaders at the memorial Africa’s government and on Tuesday. Signing experts prompted a high-level investisaid his arm and hand movegation into how it happened. ments were mere gibberish. Their account of the killIn the interview Thursday, ings matched a description Jantjie said he had been violent of the crime and the outcome “a lot” in the past, but declined for Jantjie that he himself described in an interview pub- to provide details. He blamed his behavior on his schizophrelished by the Sunday Times nia, saying he was institutionnewspaper of Johannesburg. alized for 19 months, including “It was a community thing, what you call mob justice, and a period during 2006. The 2003 killings, carried I was also there,” Jantjie told out by a grisly method known the newspaper. as “necklacing,” occurred a few Jantjie was not at his house hundred yards from Jantjie’s Monday, and the cousin told AP Jantjie had been picked up tidy concrete home, according to the cousin and friends, one by someone in a car Sunday and had not returned. His cell- of whom described himself as phone rang through to a mesJantjie’s best friend. By Alan Clendenning and Tendai Musiya

Has the Federal Reserve been fueling bubbles? By Josh Boak The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve’s super-low interest-rate policies have inflated a slew of dangerous asset bubbles. Or so critics say. They say stocks are at unsustainable prices. California homes are fetching frothy sums. Same with farmland, Bitcoins and rare Scotch. Under Chairman Ben Bernanke, the Fed has aggressively bought bonds to try to cut borrowing rates and accelerate spending, investing and hiring. Its supporters say low rates have helped nourish the stillmodest economic rebound. Yet some say the Fed-engineered rates have produced an economic sugar high that risks triggering a crash akin to the tech-stock swoon in 2000 and the housing bust in 2006.

Stocks The Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index has jumped about 26 percent since the Fed announced a year ago that it would buy $85 billion in bonds each month. And since the Fed’s first round of bond buying at the end of 2008, stocks have soared 124 percent. Stocks outside the United States have also surged as other central banks have followed the Fed with their own low-rate policies. Germany’s DAX is up 20 percent, Japan’s Nikkei index 46 percent. Why it’s a bubble: By artificially depressing bond yields, the Fed has led more investors to shift money into stocks. Such a flood of cash can swell share prices without regard to corporate earnings. Once the Fed unwinds its support, many investors could abandon stocks and send shares tumbling. “I am most worried about the boom in the U.S. stock market” because of its disconnect from a “weak and vulnerable” economy, Robert Shiller, the Nobel Prize-winning Yale economist, told the Ger-

man magazine Der Spiegel a few weeks ago. Shiller knows a bubble when he sees one. He accurately warned of both the tech and housing bubbles before they burst. Why it isn’t: One key measure assesses stock prices relative to corporate profits. A healthy price-earnings ratio is around 15 — or $15 a share for each dollar of profit. The current P/E ratio is about 18.4, slightly above average but probably no cause to panic. Janet Yellen, nominated to succeed Bernanke, said last month: “If you look at traditional valuation measures … you would not see stock prices in territory that suggests bubble-like conditions.”

Housing The last housing bubble ignited the worst economic catastrophe since the Great Depression. Home prices became inflated in part from an influx of cash and low rates driven by the Fed and other central banks. And in recent months, prices have again soared in some hot U.S. markets. Why it’s a bubble: It depends on location, location, location. All-cash sales, low rates and tight supplies have lifted prices in areas like New York City and Washington, D.C. Fitch Ratings estimated in November that a worrisome 17 percent of the U.S. home market is overvalued, a risk because much of the buying is tied to investments and house-flipping. Coastal California is “approaching bubble-year peaks,” with Bay Area prices nearing the “environment in 2003,” Fitch said. Some leading forecasters have also warned of bubbles in London and areas of Canada and Norway. New York University economist Nouriel Roubini worries about bubbles in Switzerland, France, India, Indonesia, Turkey, Israel and Brazil. These countries have accelerating prices, rising price-to-income ratios and huge proportions of mortgage debt as a share of total household debt. Why it isn’t: At least in the United States, some safety valves are in place that didn’t exist during the previous housing bubble, Roubini wrote this month. Lending

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Farmland Over the past five years, the cost of Iowa farmland has rocketed 118 percent to $8,400 an acre, according to the Agriculture Department. Prices have more than doubled, too, in Kansas, Nebraska and North Dakota. The prices recall a 1970s-era boom. That ended with a bust that put many family farms into foreclosure, leading musicians such as Willie Nelson to start the Farm Aid benefit concerts. Why it’s a bubble: The Fed’s low-rate policies have encouraged farmers to expand their holdings over the past five years. Ethanol subsidies led them to plant more corn as prices for that crop rose during the past three years. “The bubble has been climbing,” said Dan Muhlbauer, a grain farmer who’s also a Democratic representative in the Iowa House. One ominous sign: The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed cutting ethanol blending requirements. Why it isn’t: Unlike during the 1970s bubble, farmers haven’t become “over-leveraged” with debt, Esther George, president of the Kansas City Fed, noted last summer. The percentage of farmers’ assets financed with borrowed money has dropped from 22 percent in 1985 to less than 11 percent. This decline in debt should protect many farmers if the value of cropland plunges.

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DETROIT — The defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens moved a step closer toward having a shot at defending their title. Justin Tucker had a lot to do with that. Tucker’s franchise-record 61-yard field goal with 38 seconds left lifted Baltimore to an 18-16 win over the Detroit Lions in a Monday night matchup with major playoff Ravens 18 implications. Lions 16 Ravens rookie safety Matt Elam sealed the victory with an interception — Matthew Stafford’s third of the night. Stafford threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Joseph Fauria with 2:21 left, putting Detroit ahead 16-15. But the Lions were unable to make a 2-point conversion and couldn’t prevent Baltimore from setting up its sensational kicker for his sixth field goal of the game and 33rd in a row. Tucker’s kick went just inside the right upright and barely had enough distance, eight days after Denver’s Matt Prater broke the NFL record with a 64-yard field goal. “Didn’t get all of it, got enough of it,” Tucker said. “Just glad to get out of here with a victory at a time when the team needed one.” Tucker, who hasn’t missed a field goal since he was 0-for-2 in Week 2 at Cleveland, has the NFL’s longest streak since Matt Stover made 36 in a row for the Ravens from 2005-06, according to STATS. Detroit (7-7) has hurt its playoff chances by losing four of its last five, falling out of sole possession of first place in the NFC North to third place behind the division-leading Chicago Bears and Green Bay. Stafford’s three interceptions followed a troubling trend for the franchise. He has 12 interceptions in his last five games. Not coincidently, the Lions have been able to overcome those miscues well enough to win only one game during the slump. Joe Flacco, meanwhile, didn’t turn the ball over and made enough subtle moves in and around the pocket to get sacked only once. He has been sacked a career-

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UNM to host NMSU without its starting point guard Greenwood By Will Webber

By Jim O’Connell

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ALBUQUERQUE et the final audition begin. With its bench play already the Achilles heel of The University of New Mexico’s basketball season, things are about to get a little more interesting as the holiday season approaches. Although he didn’t say as much at Monday’s news conference to discuss Tuesday’s visit from rival New Mexico State — tipoff is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. in The Pit — Lobos head coach Craig Neal suggested that starting point guard Hugh Greenwood would be on the sidelines for a while. Just how long — or even if — remains unclear. What is certain is the 6-foot, 3-inch junior is suffering from a bad right hand. He injured it during UNM’s 79-70 win at NMSU back on Dec. 4. Over the last two weeks it hasn’t gotten any better. His numbers reflect his discomfort. His shooting percentage is down, as is his scoring. After averaging 5.9 shots per game during his sophomore campaign, he is hoisting only 4.6 attempts this season. Since getting hurt he has


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Tuesday: New Mexico State (8-5) at New Mexico (7-2), 7:05 p.m.

Breaking down this week’s Associated Press college basketball poll: Unranked unbeatens: At the start of the week, there were 14 Division I teams that had yet to lose a game, and all but three of them are ranked in the Top 25. Pittsburgh (10-0), Toledo (9-0) and Saint Mary’s, Calif. (8-0) are unranked. Six of the unbeatens — Arizona, Syracuse, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Villanova and Connecticut — are ranked in the top 10. The others are No. 11 Wichita State, No. 13 Oregon, No. 17 Iowa State, No. 22 Massachusetts and No. 23 Missouri. On the other side of the win-loss ledger, three Division I teams have yet to a win a game: Cornell (0-10), Tennessee State (0-10) and Grambling State (0-4). Big moves: Saturday’s Kentucky-North Carolina game accounted for the week’s biggest poll moves. The Tar Heels’ 82-77 victory moved them from No. 18 to 14th. Kentucky, the preseason No. 1, dropped from No. 11 to 19th with its third loss of the season — all to teams ranked in the top 14 in this week’s poll. Kansas, which lost to Florida last week before beating New Mexico, dropped five spots to 18th, the Jayhawks’ lowest ranking since they were 21st in February 2009.

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attempted just nine shots in three games, including one — a miss — in Saturday’s loss at Kansas. Starting 2-guard Kendall Williams might have tipped Neal’s hand when he said Greenwood will be in street clothes against the Aggies. “As far as I know, he’s going to be out the next couple of games, so it’s going to be important from the first TV timeout to find what that adjustment is because that’s a big loss,” Williams said. Greenwood’s production is part of a bigger problem for UNM (7-2). Williams, power forward Cameron Bairstow and center Alex Kirk are averaging 57 of the team’s 80 points

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IRVING, Texas — Dez Bryant made the rounds Monday trying to explain why he left the field early in Dallas’ crushing loss to Green Bay. The emotional receiver just couldn’t watch the Packers take a knee three times for a 37-36 victory after the Cowboys led 26-3 at halftime. He was afraid he was going to cry in front of the cameras, so he says he took the tears to the locker room. Now it’s time for a two-game test for the Cowboys’ biggest playmaker and the resolve of Tony Romo after his latest failure in key moments. Beat Washington and Philadelphia to finish the season, and Dallas (7-7) ends a three-year playoff drought. Lose to the freefalling Redskins on Sunday, and the Cowboys might be eliminated before they even play their final game. All this after they had a near-certain victory in hand

The outside of the mittens say “Go USA.” The insides say “Made in China.” Less than two years after being criticized for having the U.S. Olympic team’s uniforms made in China, the U.S. Olympic Committee has another wardrobe malfunction on its hands. The red-white-and-blue mittens it’s selling to raise funds for winter athletes were produced in China. It says so right on the tag on the inside. The USOC is charging $14 a pair for the blue hand-warmers that have the word “Go” embroi-

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The U.S. Olympic Committee is charging $14 a pair for these blue gloves that have the word ‘Go’ embroidered in red on one mitten and ‘USA’ on the other. The pair is also labeled with a tag on the inside which says the gloves are ‘Made in China.’ The foreign-made mittens are available at the USOC’s official online shop of the U.S. Olympic Team. BRENNAN LINSLEY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS



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Hawks 114, Lakers 100

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Western Conference Southwest W L Pct GB San Antonio 19 5 .792 — Houston 16 9 .640 3½ Dallas 14 10 .583 5 New Orleans 11 11 .500 7 Memphis 10 13 .435 8½ Northwest W L Pct GB Portland 21 4 .840 — Oklahoma City 19 4 .826 1 Denver 14 9 .609 6 Minnesota 12 13 .480 9 Utah 6 21 .222 16 Pacific W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 17 9 .654 — Phoenix 14 9 .609 1½ Golden State 13 12 .520 3½ L.A. Lakers 11 13 .458 5 Sacramento 7 15 .318 8 Monday’s Games Detroit 101, Indiana 96 Brooklyn 130, Philadelphia 94 Boston 101, Minnesota 97 Miami 117, Utah 94 Atlanta 114, L.A. Lakers 100 Washington 102, New York 101 Orlando 83, Chicago 82 L.A. Clippers 115, San Antonio 92 Tuesday’s Games Portland at Cleveland, 5 p.m. Sacramento at Charlotte, 5 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Memphis, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at Denver, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Utah at Orlando, 5 p.m. Indiana at Miami, 5 p.m. Charlotte at Toronto, 5 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 5:30 p.m. Sacramento at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. Washington at Brooklyn, 5:30 p.m. Portland at Minnesota, 6 p.m. New York at Milwaukee, 6 p.m. Memphis at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. San Antonio at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Chicago at Houston, 7:30 p.m. New Orleans at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m.

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

NBA BOXSCORES Monday Nets 130, 76ers 94 PHILADELPHIA (94) Turner 3-11 1-2 9, Young 6-13 2-4 14, Hawes 1-5 0-0 2, Wroten 5-13 2-4 13, Thompson 2-10 2-2 7, J.Anderson 7-14 0-0 17, Allen 3-4 1-2 7, Brown 3-6 0-0 6, Davies 3-7 3-4 9, E.Williams 4-7 1-2 10. Totals 37-90 12-20 94. BROOKLYN (130) A.Anderson 5-7 1-1 13, Teletovic 4-8 1-4 11, Garnett 4-8 1-2 9, D.Williams 5-8 0-1 13, Johnson 13-20 1-1 37, Blatche 8-12 4-5 20, Pierce 3-7 5-7 14, Plumlee 2-4 1-2 5, Livingston 2-2 0-0 5, Shengelia 1-1 1-3 3, Taylor 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 47-78 15-26 130. Philadelphia 22 26 25 21—94 Brooklyn 32 26 42 30—130 3-Point Goals—Philadelphia 8-30 (J.Anderson 3-7, Turner 2-4, E.Williams 1-2, Wroten 1-5, Thompson 1-6, Young 0-1, Hawes 0-2, Brown 0-3), Brooklyn 21-35 (Johnson 10-14, Pierce 3-5, D.Williams 3-5, A.Anderson 2-4, Teletovic 2-6, Livingston 1-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Philadelphia 52 (Allen 8), Brooklyn 51 (Plumlee 8). Assists—Philadelphia 21 (Turner 5), Brooklyn 35 (D.Williams 13). Total Fouls—Philadelphia 24, Brooklyn 20. Technicals—Brooklyn defensive three second. A—16,733.

Celtics 101, Timberwolves 97 MINNESOTA (97) Hummel 1-4 0-0 2, Love 9-26 7-11 27, Pekovic 6-15 1-4 13, Rubio 2-12 1-2 6, Brewer 1-8 2-2 4, Cunningham 5-6 2-2 12, Mbah a Moute 4-4 0-0 9, Barea 4-10 0-0 10, Shved 3-9 2-4 10, Dieng 2-4 0-1 4. Totals 37-98 15-26 97. BOSTON (101) Green 3-11 1-1 8, Bass 0-5 0-0 0, Sullinger 7-14 9-11 24, Crawford 6-14 2-2 15, Bradley 9-17 0-0 19, Humphries 4-5 0-0 8, Olynyk 2-3 3-4 9, Wallace 1-3 1-3 4, Lee 1-4 2-2 4, Faverani 3-4 0-0 6, Pressey 2-6 0-0 4. Totals 38-86 18-23 101. Minnesota 21 29 19 28—97 Boston 29 22 23 27—101 3-Point Goals—Minnesota 8-29 (Barea 2-4, Shved 2-6, Love 2-11, Mbah a Moute 1-1, Rubio 1-3, Hummel 0-1, Brewer 0-3), Boston 7-21 (Olynyk 2-2, Wallace 1-2, Sullinger 1-2, Green 1-4, Crawford 1-4, Bradley 1-5, Faverani 0-1, Lee 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Minnesota 67 (Love 14), Boston 58 (Sullinger 11). Assists— Minnesota 22 (Barea 11), Boston 19 (Sullinger 5). Total Fouls—Minnesota 20, Boston 25. Technicals—Boston defensive three second. A—17,071.

L.A. LAKERS (100) Johnson 3-9 0-0 6, Hill 8-8 5-6 21, Gasol 7-9 2-4 16, Bryant 4-14 0-1 8, Meeks 1-8 0-0 2, Henry 6-14 6-6 18, S.Williams 0-2 0-0 0, Young 7-14 4-4 23, Sacre 3-4 0-0 6, Kelly 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-82 17-21 100. ATLANTA (114) Carroll 5-11 2-2 13, Millsap 6-13 4-5 18, Horford 9-17 1-1 19, Teague 6-16 3-4 17, Korver 4-10 0-0 11, Brand 4-5 0-0 8, L.Williams 2-8 0-0 5, Mack 4-6 0-0 9, Scott 5-6 3-3 14. Totals 45-92 13-15 114. L.A. Lakers 28 26 19 27—100 Atlanta 20 27 35 32—114 3-Point Goals—L.A. Lakers 5-21 (Young 5-7, S.Williams 0-2, Johnson 0-2, Henry 0-2, Meeks 0-3, Bryant 0-5), Atlanta 11-27 (Korver 3-8, Teague 2-3, Millsap 2-4, Mack 1-2, L.Williams 1-2, Scott 1-2, Carroll 1-5, Horford 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— L.A. Lakers 46 (Gasol 10), Atlanta 50 (Horford 11). Assists—L.A. Lakers 18 (Bryant 6), Atlanta 34 (Teague 10). Total Fouls—L.A. Lakers 16, Atlanta 18. Technicals—Teague. A—15,146.

Heat 117, Jazz 94 UTAH (94) Jefferson 1-5 0-0 3, Williams 4-10 0-0 8, Favors 8-12 1-3 17, Burke 1-8 0-0 3, Hayward 2-8 3-4 7, Burks 12-17 5-8 31, Evans 2-6 0-0 4, Rush 0-1 0-0 0, Kanter 6-11 2-2 14, Garrett 1-2 0-0 3, Lucas III 0-0 0-0 0, Biedrins 0-0 0-0 0, Harris 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 39-84 11-17 94. MIAMI (117) James 13-17 4-5 30, Battier 0-0 0-0 0, Bosh 8-13 4-5 20, Chalmers 4-7 1-2 12, Wade 9-14 9-10 27, Allen 2-6 0-0 5, Andersen 0-0 1-2 1, Lewis 1-3 0-0 3, Cole 5-7 2-2 13, Mason Jr. 1-1 0-0 2, Haslem 1-2 0-0 2, Anthony 1-1 0-0 2, Jones 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 45-71 21-26 117. Utah 20 30 21 23—94 Miami 26 21 36 34—117 3-Point Goals—Utah 5-18 (Burks 2-4, Garrett 1-1, Jefferson 1-2, Burke 1-4, Williams 0-3, Hayward 0-4), Miami 6-15 (Chalmers 3-3, Lewis 1-3, Cole 1-3, Allen 1-4, James 0-1, Bosh 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Utah 38 (Kanter 8), Miami 44 (James 9). Assists—Utah 17 (Burks 7), Miami 28 (James 9). Total Fouls—Utah 20, Miami 14. A—19,600.

Wizards 102, Knicks 101 WASHINGTON (102) Ariza 4-6 1-1 10, Booker 3-3 0-0 6, Gortat 4-14 1-2 9, Wall 7-16 5-6 20, Beal 9-16 0-0 21, Webster 9-13 6-7 30, Seraphin 1-2 0-0 2, Vesely 1-1 0-1 2, Temple 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 39-72 13-17 102. NEW YORK (101) J.Smith 6-16 1-2 18, Anthony 12-20 7-8 32, Bargnani 4-12 5-6 13, Prigioni 0-3 0-0 0, Shumpert 2-8 2-2 8, Stoudemire 1-7 2-4 4, Hardaway Jr. 5-6 2-3 14, Udrih 3-7 5-6 12, World Peace 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-79 24-31 101. Washington 26 27 22 27—102 New York 21 21 35 24—101 3-Point Goals—Washington 11-18 (Webster 6-8, Beal 3-5, Ariza 1-2, Wall 1-3), New York 11-30 (J.Smith 5-11, Hardaway Jr. 2-3, Shumpert 2-5, Udrih 1-2, Anthony 1-5, Bargnani 0-1, Prigioni 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Washington 47 (Gortat, Beal 7), New York 43 (Shumpert 9). Assists—Washington 21 (Wall 8), New York 21 (J.Smith 6). Total Fouls—Washington 25, New York 20. Technicals—Washington defensive three second. A—19,812.

Magic 83, Bulls 82 ORLANDO (83) Afflalo 8-14 5-6 23, Davis 6-15 2-4 14, Vucevic 5-9 0-0 10, Nelson 6-13 0-0 14, Oladipo 3-12 2-2 8, Harkless 1-3 0-1 2, Nicholson 2-6 0-0 4, Harris 1-7 3-3 5, Moore 1-3 0-0 3, O’Quinn 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 33-83 12-16 83. CHICAGO (82) Deng 8-16 9-12 26, Boozer 3-10 0-0 6, Noah 4-9 5-6 13, Teague 0-3 0-0 0, Butler 1-11 2-2 4, Gibson 1-7 1-2 3, Augustin 5-15 2-2 14, Dunleavy 5-9 2-2 14, Snell 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 28-81 21-26 82. Orlando 21 22 24 16—83 Chicago 14 21 24 23—82 3-Point Goals—Orlando 5-12 (Afflalo 2-2, Nelson 2-4, Moore 1-2, Nicholson 0-1, Oladipo 0-1, Harris 0-2), Chicago 5-18 (Dunleavy 2-5, Augustin 2-7, Deng 1-2, Butler 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Orlando 59 (Vucevic, Davis 11), Chicago 53 (Boozer 13). Assists—Orlando 21 (Nelson 7), Chicago 19 (Augustin 8). Total Fouls—Orlando 20, Chicago 20. Technicals—Davis, Boozer. A—21,200.

Clippers 115, Spurs 92 SAN ANTONIO (92) Leonard 6-11 0-0 12, Duncan 5-12 7-8 17, Splitter 1-2 0-4 2, Parker 3-8 1-2 8, D.Green 3-6 0-0 7, Ginobili 8-11 0-0 16, Diaw 4-7 1-2 9, Belinelli 2-9 1-1 7, Bonner 0-0 0-0 0, Ayres 1-2 0-0 2, Mills 3-7 0-0 8, Joseph 1-1 2-4 4. Totals 37-76 12-21 92. L.A. CLIPPERS (115) Dudley 5-10 0-0 14, Griffin 8-14 11-15 27, Jordan 2-3 3-6 7, Paul 8-13 6-7 23, Crawford 5-16 4-4 17, W.Green 4-5 0-0 11, Jamison 0-1 0-0 0, Collison 4-9 2-3 10, Jackson 3-5 0-0 6, Hollins 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-76 26-35 115. San Antonio 28 21 21 22—92 L.A. Clippers 21 34 23 37—115 3-Point Goals—San Antonio 6-18 (Mills 2-4, Belinelli 2-7, Parker 1-1, D.Green 1-2, Diaw 0-1, Ginobili 0-1, Leonard 0-2), L.A. Clippers 11-23 (Dudley 4-6, W.Green 3-4, Crawford 3-8, Paul 1-3, Collison 0-1, Jackson 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— San Antonio 40 (Duncan 11), L.A. Clippers 54 (Jordan 11). Assists—San Antonio 20 (Parker 6), L.A. Clippers 19 (Paul 7). Total Fouls—San Antonio 27, L.A. Clippers 20. Technicals—San Antonio defensive three second, Jordan. A—19,253 (19,060).

Pistons 101, Pacers 96


DETROIT (101) Smith 13-29 3-4 30, Monroe 5-9 3-5 13, Drummond 4-5 1-6 9, Jennings 4-13 8-9 18, Caldwell-Pope 3-11 0-0 8, Harrellson 3-6 0-0 7, Singler 1-3 2-2 4, Stuckey 1-5 0-0 2, Bynum 3-6 1-2 7, Jerebko 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 38-88 18-28 101. INDIANA (96) George 4-14 8-8 17, West 6-13 2-4 14, Hibbert 2-12 2-2 6, G.Hill 2-6 2-2 7, Stephenson 9-14 4-5 23, Butler 2-3 0-0 5, Scola 8-11 2-4 18, Watson 2-5 0-2 6, Johnson 0-3 0-0 0, Mahinmi 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-81 20-27 96. Detroit 31 25 23 22 —101 Indiana 28 21 24 23 —96 3-Point Goals—Detroit 7-20 (Jennings 2-5, Caldwell-Pope 2-7, Jerebko 1-1, Harrellson 1-2, Smith 1-4, Singler 0-1), Indiana 6-17 (Watson 2-4, Stephenson 1-2, Butler 1-2, G.Hill 1-2, George 1-5, Johnson 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Detroit 63 (Monroe 12), Indiana 50 (George 9). Assists— Detroit 14 (Jennings 8), Indiana 18 (Stephenson 6). Total Fouls—Detroit 20, Indiana 20. Technicals—Smith. A—15,443.

Monday’s Game No. 8 Duke 85, Gardner-Webb 66 Tuesday’s Games No. 5 Michigan St. vs. North Florida, 5 p.m. No. 6 Louisville vs. Missouri State, 7 p.m. No. 7 Oklahoma St. vs. Delaware St., 6 p.m. No. 11 Wichita State at Alabama, 7 p.m. No. 13 Oregon vs. UC Irvine, 8:30 p.m. No. 15 Memphis vs. No. 16 Florida at Madison Square Garden, 7 p.m. Wednesday’s Games No. 3 Ohio State vs. Delaware, 5 p.m. No. 10 UConn vs. Stanford, 7 p.m. No. 12 Baylor vs. Northwestern State, 7:30 p.m. No. 14 North Carolina vs. Texas, 5 p.m. No. 22 UMass at Ohio, 5 p.m. No. 24 San Diego State vs. Southern Utah, 8 p.m. Thursday’s Games No. 1 Arizona vs. Southern U., 7 p.m. No. 8 Duke vs. UCLA at Madison Square Garden, 5:30 p.m. Friday’s Game No. 2 Syracuse vs. High Point, 5 p.m.

NATIONAL SCOREBOARD Men’s AP Top 25 Poll 1. Arizona (63) 2. Syracuse (2) 3. Ohio St. 4. Wisconsin 5. Michigan St. 6. Louisville 7. Oklahoma St. 8. Duke 8. Villanova 10. UConn 11. Wichita St. 12. Baylor 13. Oregon 14. North Carolina 15. Memphis 16. Florida 17. Iowa St. 18. Kansas 19. Kentucky 20. Colorado 21. Gonzaga 22. UMass 23. Missouri 24. San Diego St. 25. Iowa

Rec 11-0 10-0 10-0 12-0 8-1 9-1 9-1 7-2 10-0 9-0 10-0 8-1 9-0 7-2 7-1 7-2 8-0 7-3 8-3 10-1 10-1 9-0 10-0 7-1 10-2

Pts Pvs 1,623 1 1,528 2 1,464 3 1,381 4 1,297 5 1,264 6 1,165 7 1,053 8 1,053 10 1,035 9 923 12 898 14 834 15 792 18 755 16 699 19 698 17 482 13 414 11 405 21 376 20 351 22 222 24 176 25 72 23

USA Today Top 25 Poll 1. Arizona (30) 2. Ohio State (1) 2. Syracuse (1) 4. Louisville 5. Michigan State 6. Wisconsin 7. Oklahoma State 8. Duke 9. Wichita State 10. UConn 11. Oregon 12. Villanova 13. Iowa State 14. Memphis 15. Gonzaga 15. Baylor 17. Florida 18. North Carolina 19. Kansas 20. UMass 21. Kentucky 22. UCLA 23. San Diego State 24. Colorado 25. Missouri

Rec 11-0 10-0 10-0 9-1 8-1 12-0 9-1 7-2 10-0 9-0 9-0 10-0 8-0 7-1 10-1 8-1 7-2 7-2 7-3 9-0 8-3 9-1 7-1 10-1 10-0

Pts 798 748 748 676 653 645 555 553 545 494 490 413 351 349 311 311 296 288 232 229 217 91 90 88 76

Pvs 1 2 3 4 5 6 9 7 8 12 11 14 16 15 16 18 19 21 13 20 10 23 24 — —

Men’s Division I Monday’s Games East Canisius 83, Holy Cross 73 Midwest Akron 74, Oral Roberts 64 Chicago St. 81, SIU-Edwardsville 64 Cleveland St. 66, W. Carolina 55 N. Dakota St. 85, Delaware 66 Northwestern 86, MVSU 64 Oakland 90, Illinois St. 75 South Alabama St. 59, W. Illinois 52 Duke 85, Gardner-Webb 66 ETSU 108, Tusculum 87 Georgia Tech 74, Kennesaw St. 57 Mercer 70, Alcorn St. 44 UT-Martin 73, Presbyterian 70 Southwest New Orleans 71, UTEP 69 Far West N. Colorado 63, UC Riverside 60

Women’s AP Top 25 Monday’s Games No. 6 Stanford 75, New Mexico 41 No. 14 N.Carolina 124, New Orleans 41 No. 23 Syracuse 82, Temple 76 No. 24 Florida St. 61, North Florida 42 No. 25 Gonzaga 87, UC Riverside 43 Tuesday’s Games No. 1 UConn at No. 2 Duke, 5 p.m. No. 3 Tennessee vs. Tennessee State, 5 p.m. No. 7 Louisville at Ball State, 5 p.m. No. 12 LSU vs. Florida Gulf Coast, 6 p.m. No. 16 Georgia vs. Lipscomb, 5 p.m. Wednesday’s Games No. 9 Baylor vs. Mississippi, 5 p.m. No. 10 South Carolina vs. No. 14 North Carolina at the Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Convention Center, 5 p.m. No. 18 Purdue at Green Bay, 6 p.m. No. 20 Oklahoma at Fairfield, 5 p.m. Thursday’s Games No. 2 Duke vs. Albany (N.Y.), 4:30 p.m. No. 13 Oklahoma State vs. Michigan State at Coliseo Guillermo Angulo, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Noon No. 23 Syracuse vs. Niagara, 5 p.m.

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

Rec 10-0 10-0 9-0 9-0 11-0 8-1 10-1 10-1 8-1 9-0 9-0 8-1 8-0 8-2 9-0 10-0 7-3 6-2 8-2 6-3 7-2 10-2 8-1 8-1 8-2

Pts 900 864 804 778 764 728 674 650 630 530 517 465 419 388 378 344 323 267 249 232 200 126 122 98 72

Pv 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 17 16 12 18 19 20 22 21 25 — 23

Women’s Division I Monday’s Games East Mount St. Mary’s 64, American U. 61 Syracuse 82, Temple 76 Vermont 74, Canisius 51 Southwest Southern Miss. 71, Cent. Arkansas 60 Midwest DePaul 90, Dartmouth 76 Missouri 82, Belmont 70 Northwestern 84, Oral Roberts 54 S. Illinois 66, E. Illinois 60 Far West Cal Poly 80, Pepperdine 77 Gonzaga 87, UC Riverside 43 Stanford 75, New Mexico 41 South Appalachian St. 83, Radford 60 Campbell 56, NC Central 45 Chattanooga 66, Elon 43 FIU 70, Tennessee Tech 65 Florida St. 61, North Florida 42 Georgia Southern 79, Wofford 70 Middle Tennessee 63, UCF 51 Mississippi 72, South Alabama 56 North Carolina 124, New Orleans 41 Samford 65, UNC-Greensboro 52 W. Carolina 56, Charleston Southern 47 Wake Forest 68, UNC Wilmington 44

THIS DATE ONON THIS DATE December 17 1991 — The Cleveland Cavaliers turn a 20-point halftime lead over Miami into the most lopsided victory in NBA history, 148-80 over the Heat. The 68-point margin eclipses the mark of 63 set March 19, 1972, when the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors 162-99. 2000 — Terrell Owens catches an NFLrecord 20 passes for 283 yards and a touchdown in San Francisco’s 17-0 victory over Chicago. Jeff Garcia completes 36 of 44 passes for 402 yards and two touchdowns for the 49ers.



NHL Eastern Conference Atlantic GP Boston 33 Montreal 35 Tampa Bay 33 Detroit 35 Toronto 35 Ottawa 35 Florida 34 Buffalo 33 Metro GP Pittsburgh 35 Washington 33 Carolina 34 N.Y. Rangers 34 Philadelphia 33 New Jersey 34 Columbus 34 N.Y. Islanders 34

W 22 20 19 15 17 14 12 7 W 24 18 14 16 14 13 14 9

L OL Pts 9 2 46 12 3 43 11 3 41 11 9 39 15 3 37 15 6 34 17 5 29 23 3 17 L OL Pts 10 1 49 12 3 39 13 7 35 17 1 33 15 4 32 15 6 32 16 4 32 19 6 24

GF GA 92 70 88 75 90 80 89 94 98 102 99 113 78 109 55 96 GF GA 108 75 105 97 79 94 76 91 76 91 78 85 87 95 83 118

Western Conference Central GP W L OL Pts GF GA Chicago 36 24 7 5 53 135101 St. Louis 32 22 6 4 48 112 76 Colorado 32 22 9 1 45 94 75 Minnesota 35 19 11 5 43 81 81 Dallas 32 15 12 5 35 92 99 Nashville 33 16 14 3 35 77 92 Winnipeg 35 15 15 5 35 93 102 Pacific GP W L OL Pts GF GA Anaheim 35 23 7 5 51 111 89 Los Angeles 34 22 8 4 48 94 68 San Jose 33 20 7 6 46 108 82 Vancouver 35 20 10 5 45 98 83 Phoenix 32 18 9 5 41 104100 Calgary 33 13 15 5 31 86 106 Edmonton 35 11 21 3 25 93 120 Note: Two points are awarded for a win; one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Monday’s Games Pittsburgh 3, Toronto 1 Winnipeg 3, Columbus 2 Ottawa 3, St. Louis 2, OT Colorado 6, Dallas 2 Sunday’s Games Washington 5, Philadelphia 4, SO N.Y. Rangers 4, Calgary 3, SO Tampa Bay 3, Detroit 0 Florida 2, Montreal 1 Chicago 3, Los Angeles 1 Anaheim 3, Edmonton 2 Tuesday’s Games Calgary at Boston, 5 p.m. Winnipeg at Buffalo, 5 p.m. Florida at Toronto, 5 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m. Phoenix at Montreal, 5:30 p.m. Anaheim at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 5:30 p.m. San Jose at St. Louis, 6 p.m. Chicago at Nashville, 6 p.m. Vancouver at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Colorado at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Edmonton at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m.

NHL CALENDAR Dec. 19-27 — Holiday roster freeze. Dec. 24-26 — Holiday break. Dec. 26-Jan. 5 — IIHF World Junior Championship, Malmo, Sweden. Jan. 1 — NHL Winter Classic: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings at Michigan Stadium.

NHL SUMMARIES Monday Penguins 3, Maple Leafs 1 Toronto 0 1 0—1 Pittsburgh 1 0 2—3 First Period—1, Pittsburgh, Conner 3 (Dumoulin, Vitale), :39. Second Period—2, Toronto, Rielly 1 (Franson, Bernier), 6:03 (pp). Third Period—3, Pittsburgh, Crosby 19 (Dupuis, Bortuzzo), 13:57. 4, Pittsburgh, Sutter 6, 19:56 (en-sh). Shots on Goal—Toronto 7-13-6—26. Pittsburgh 15-11-5—31. Power-play opportunities—Toronto 1 of 5; Pittsburgh 0 of 1. Goalies—Toronto, Bernier 10-11-2 (30 shots-28 saves). Pittsburgh, Fleury 19-8-1 (26-25). Referees—Mike Leggo, TJ Luxmore. Linesmen—Steve Barton, Jonny Murray. A—18,573. T—2:42.

Jets 3, Blue Jackets 2 Winnipeg 0 1 2—3 Columbus 0 0 2—2 First Period—None. Second Period—1, Winnipeg, Scheifele 4 (Kane, Frolik), 13:59. Third Period—2, Winnipeg, Little 14 (Byfuglien, Ladd), 2:28 (pp). 3, Columbus, Umberger 8 (Calvert, Johansen), 8:48. 4, Winnipeg, Kane 8 (Stuart), 10:35. 5, Columbus, Tyutin 4 (Letestu, Foligno), 11:39. Shots on Goal—Winnipeg 7-16-9—32. Columbus 5-11-8—24. Power-play opportunities—Winnipeg 1 of 4; Columbus 0 of 2. Goalies—Winnipeg, Montoya 5-2-1 (24 shots-22 saves). Columbus, McKenna 0-1-1 (32-29). Referees—Tim Peel, Gord Dwyer. Linesmen—Brad Kovachik, Thor Nelson. A—11,448. T—2:28.

Senators 3, Blues 2 (OT) St. Louis 0 2 0 0—2 Ottawa 1 0 1 1—3 First Period—1, Ottawa, Pageau 2 (Ryan, E.Karlsson), 3:57. Second Period—2, St. Louis, Stewart 8 (Roy), 16:50. 3, St. Louis, Stewart 9 (Roy, Morrow), 19:47. Third Period—4, Ottawa, Ryan 16 (Turris, Zibanejad), 5:44. Overtime—5, Ottawa, Ceci 1, 3:59. Penalties—Roy, StL (hooking), 1:11. Shots on Goal—St. Louis 7-12-121—32. Ottawa 10-11-6-5—32. Power-play opportunities—St. Louis 0 of 2; Ottawa 0 of 3. Goalies—St. Louis, Elliott 6-1-2 (32 shots-29 saves). Ottawa, Lehner 5-7-3 (32-30). Referees—Ghislain Hebert, Tom Kowal. Linesmen—S. Cherrey, Andy McElman. A—16,008. T—2:39.

Avalanche 6, Stars 2 Dallas 1 0 1—2 Colorado 1 4 1—6 First Period—1, Colorado, MacKinnon 7 (Duchene, Sarich), 10:38. 2, Dallas, Connauton 1 (Seguin, Goligoski), 19:27. Second Period—3, Colorado, Stastny 9 (Talbot, McGinn), 8:29. 4, Colorado, Benoit 2 (O’Reilly, Duchene), 13:42. 5, Colorado, Stastny 10 (Landeskog, Parenteau), 16:32. 6, Colorado, Johnson 3 (Stastny, Parenteau), 19:57. Penalty—Barrie, Col (high-sticking), 3:17. Third Period—7, Dallas, Seguin 18 (Nichushkin, Gonchar), 3:26. 8, Colorado, Barrie 1 (Parenteau, Stastny), 15:16. Penalties—Garbutt, Dal (hooking), 11:57; Chiasson, Dal (cross-checking), 13:11; Sarich, Col (interference), 17:58. Shots on Goal—Dallas 10-14-9—33. Colorado 21-13-14—48. Power-play opportunities—Dallas 0 of 5; Colorado 0 of 5. Goalies—Dallas, Lehtonen 12-8-5 (48 shots-42 saves). Colorado, Varlamov 15-8-1 (33-31). Referees—Jon McIsaac, Brad Meier. Linesmen—Shane Heyer, P. Racicot. A—13,915. T—2:23.

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Conference East W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia 8 6 0 .571 364 349 Dallas 7 7 0 .500 393 385 N.Y. Giants 5 9 0 .357 251 357 Washington 3 11 0 .214 305 434 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 10 4 0 .714 359 270 Carolina 10 4 0 .714 328 208 Tampa Bay 4 10 0 .286 258 324 Atlanta 4 10 0 .286 309 388 North W L T Pct PF PA Chicago 8 6 0 .571 406 391 Green Bay 7 6 1 .536 353 362 Detroit 7 7 0 .500 362 339 Minnesota 4 9 1 .321 363 425 West W L T Pct PF PA x-Seattle 12 2 0 .857 380 205 San Francisco 10 4 0 .714 349 228 Arizona 9 5 0 .643 342 291 St. Louis 6 8 0 .429 316 324 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Week 15 Monday’s Game Baltimore 18, Detroit 16 Sunday’s Games Minnesota 48, Philadelphia 30 Atlanta 27, Washington 26 San Francisco 33, Tampa Bay 14 Seattle 23, N.Y. Giants 0 Chicago 38, Cleveland 31 Indianapolis 25, Houston 3 Buffalo 27, Jacksonville 20 Miami 24, New England 20 Kansas City 56, Oakland 31 Carolina 30, N.Y. Jets 20 Arizona 37, Tennessee 34, OT St. Louis 27, New Orleans 16 Green Bay 37, Dallas 36 Pittsburgh 30, Cincinnati 20 Thursday’s Game San Diego 27, Denver 20 Week 16 Sunday, Dec. 22 Tampa Bay at St. Louis, 11 a.m. Indianapolis at Kansas City, 11 a.m. Denver at Houston, 11 a.m. Miami at Buffalo, 11 a.m. New Orleans at Carolina, 11 a.m. Dallas at Washington, 11 a.m. Cleveland at N.Y. Jets, 11 a.m. Minnesota at Cincinnati, 11 a.m. Tennessee at Jacksonville, 11 a.m. Arizona at Seattle, 2:05 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Detroit, 2:05 p.m. Oakland at San Diego, 2:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at Green Bay, 2:25 p.m. New England at Baltimore, 2:25 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23 Atlanta at San Francisco, 6:40 p.m.

NFL SUMMARY Monday Ravens 18, Lions 16 Baltimore 0 9 3 6—18 Detroit 7 0 3 6—16 First Quarter Det—Bush 14 run (Akers kick), 10:57. Second Quarter Bal—FG Tucker 29, 12:49. Bal—FG Tucker 24, 2:32. Bal—FG Tucker 32, :00. Third Quarter Bal—FG Tucker 49, 8:00. Det—FG Akers 40, 1:49. Fourth Quarter Bal—FG Tucker 53, 8:06. Det—Fauria 14 pass from Stafford (pass failed), 2:21. Bal—FG Tucker 61, :38. A—64,742. Bal Det First downs 18 19 Total Net Yards 305 349 Rushes-yards 21-90 28-119 Passing 215 230 Punt Returns 1-24 4-26 Kickoff Returns 2-60 2-38 Interceptions Ret. 3-21 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 20-38-0 18-34-3 Sacked-Yards Lost 1-7 1-5 Punts 5-48.0 5-46.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 7-60 8-89 Time of Possession 27:35 32:25 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Baltimore, Rice 12-56, Pierce 7-21, Flacco 2-13. Detroit, Bush 17-86, Bell 9-24, Stafford 2-9. PASSING—Baltimore, Flacco 20-38-0222. Detroit, Stafford 18-34-3-235. RECEIVING—Baltimore, J.Jones 6-80, T.Smith 4-69, M.Brown 4-31, Dickson 3-10, Pitta 2-24, Rice 1-8. Detroit, Johnson 6-98, Burleson 4-51, Pettigrew 2-23, Bush 2-15, Bell 1-23, Fauria 1-14, Riddick 1-6, Durham 1-5. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

NCAA FOOTBALL FBS Bowls Saturday’s Games New Mexico Bowl - At Albuquerque Washington State (6-6) vs. Colorado State (7-6), Noon (ESPN) Las Vegas Bowl Fresno State (11-1) vs. Southern Cal (9-4), 1:30 p.m. (ABC) Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Buffalo (8-4) vs. San Diego State (7-5), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) New Orleans Bowl Tulane (7-5) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 23 Beef ’O’ Brady’s Bowl Ohio (7-5) vs. East Carolina (9-3), Noon (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl - At Honolulu Oregon State (6-6) vs. Boise State (8-4), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl - At Detroit Bowling Green (10-3) vs. Pittsburgh (6-6), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Poinsettia Bowl - At San Diego Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Utah State (8-5), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl - At Annapolis, Md. Marshall (9-4) vs. Maryland (7-5), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Texas Bowl - At Houston Minnesota (8-4) vs. Syracuse (6-6), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl - At San Francisco BYU (8-4) vs. Washington (8-4), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl - At New York Notre Dame (8-4) vs. Rutgers (6-6), 10 a.m. (ESPN)

Belk Bowl - At Charlotte, N.C. Cincinnati (9-3) vs. North Carolina (6-6), 1:20 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl - At Orlando, Fla. Miami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1), 4:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Kansas State (7-5) vs. Michigan (7-5), 8:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Middle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Navy (8-4), 9:45 a.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl - At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5),1:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl - At San Antonio Oregon (10-2) vs. Texas (8-4), 4:45 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl - At San Diego Arizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 8:15 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl At Shreveport, La. Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5), 10:30 a.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl - At El Paso, Texas Virginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), Noon (CBS) Liberty Bowl - At Memphis, Tenn. Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi State (6-6), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl - At Atlanta Texas A&M (8-4) vs. Duke (10-3), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl - At Dallas UNLV (7-5) vs. North Texas (8-4), 10 a.m. (ESPNU) Gator Bowl - At Jacksonville, Fla. Nebraska (8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), 10 a.m. (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl - At Orlando, Fla. Wisconsin (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 11 a.m. (ABC) Outback Bowl - At Tampa, Fla. Iowa (8-4) vs. LSU (9-3), 11 a.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl - At Pasadena, Calif. Stanford (11-2) vs. Michigan State (12-1), 3 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl - At Glendale, Ariz. Baylor (11-1) vs. UCF (11-1), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl - At New Orleans Alabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl - At Miami Ohio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Cotton Bowl - At Arlington, Texas Missouri (11-2) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 5:30 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), 11 a.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 5 Bowl - At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (10-2), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif. Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 18 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, 2 p.m. (NFLN) Saturday, Jan. 25 Senior Bowl - At Mobile, Ala. South vs. North, 2 p.m. (NFLN)

FCS Playoffs Semifinals Friday’s Game New Hampshire (10-4) at North Dakota State (13-0), 6 p.m. Saturday’s Game Towson (12-2) at Eastern Washington (12-2), Noon

NAIA Playoffs Championship Saturday’s Game Cumberlands (Ky.) vs. Grand View (13-0), 2:30 p.m.

Division II Playoffs Championship Saturday’s Game Lenoir-Rhyne (13-1) vs. Northwest Missouri State (14-0), 10 a.m.

Division III Playoffs Semifinals Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl Friday’s Game: Mount Union (14-0) vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater (14-0), 5 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League DETROIT TIGERS — Announced RHP Luis Marte and INF Danny Worth cleared waivers and were sent outright to Toledo (IL). KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with INF Omar Infante on a four-year contract. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Agreed to terms with INF Jared Goedert on a minor league contract.

National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Acquired RHP Addison Reed from the Chicago White Sox for INF Matt Davidson. ATLANTA BRAVES — Agreed to terms with RHP Gavin Floyd and RHP Brandon Beachy on one-year contracts. CHICAGO CUBS — Agreed to terms with LHP Wesley Wright on a oneyear contract. COLORADO ROCKIES — Agreed to terms with LHP Boone Logan on a three-year contract. Designated RHP Collin McHugh for assignment. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Agreed to terms with INF Mark Ellis on a oneyear contract.

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHICAGO BULLS — Waived G Mike James. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES — Signed F James Johnson from Rio Grande Valley (NBADL).

FOOTBALL National Football League MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Waived RB Joe Bryant. Signed OT Mike Remmers.

HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Suspended Edmonton D Corey Potter two games for boarding Anaheim F Nick Bonino during a Dec. 15 game. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Activated F Bryan Bickell from injured reserve. Reassigned F Jeremy Morin to Rockford (AHL). COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Reassigned D Austin Madaisky to Springfield (AHL) from Evansville (ECHL) and D Thomas Larkin to Evansville from Springfield. DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled C Riley Sheahan from Grand Rapids (AHL).


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Santa Fe High girls rout Piedra Vista The New Mexican

Over the upcoming holiday break, the Santa Fe High girls basketball team will do plenty of running. SFHS 58 And after that, more P. Vista 30 running. Maybe when it’s all said and done, they’ll run some more. That was the message delivered to the players by the coaching staff after the red-hot Demonettes wrapped up their busy December schedule on

Monday night with an impressive 58-30 rout of Piedra Vista in a nondistrict game in Farmington. Why run when your team just won for the ninth time in 10 games this season? Because Santa Fe High doesn’t play another game until a Jan. 6 trip to Pojoaque Valley, a span of three full weeks. Prior to this the team’s longest idle time was one week between games. The Demonettes played nine of their 10 games between Dec. 3 and

Monday night. Monday’s game came on the heels of the team’s run to the Capital City Tournament championship, one in which they won every game by at least nine points. Overall, the Demonettes have won eight straight. This latest “W” was in doubt — after one quarter. The host Lady Panthers kept the game close, staying within 13-10 heading to the second period. That’s when Santa Fe High responded with a 13-2 spurt keyed by its pressure defense that forced

bad shots, errant passes and plenty of one-shot possessions. Up 26-12 at the break, the Demonettes truly put the game away in the third quarter by outscoring Piedra Vista 21-7. Three Santa Fe High players finished in double-figure scoring, led by Sabrina LozadaCabbage’s game-high 17 points. Kayla Herrera added 16 and Briana Hernandez 10. Piedra Vista got a team-high eight points from Kaleigh Graham.

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Today Girls basketball — Santa Fe High at Piedra Vista, 7 p.m. Tuesday Boys basketball — St. Michael’s at Bernalillo, 7 p.m. Pecos JV at Tierra Encantada (at Santa Fe Boys & Girls Clubs), 5:30 p.m. McCurdy at Questa, 7 p.m. Girls basketball — Pecos JV at Tierra Encantada (at Santa Fe Boys & Girls Club), 4 p.m. Santa Fe Indian School at Taos, 7 p.m. West Las Vegas at Espanola Valley, 7 p.m. Penasco at McCurdy, 7 p.m.

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Mittens: U.S.-made ‘official’ gear available Continued from Page B-1 dered in red on the left mitten and “USA” on the right. Also part of that left mitten is the tag, which says the gloves are “100% acrylic,” “One Size Fits Most” and “Made in China.” USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky said the “official” mittens being worn by the athletes at the opening ceremony are made in the USA. They’re also available to the public for $98 a pair on the Ralph Lauren website, which proudly proclaims its products are “Made in America” almost everywhere you look on the page for its official Team USA collection. But the federation, which receives no government funding and always is trying to find new ways to raise money for its athletes, was going for a lower price point for its fundraiser. With the games more than a month away, it has raised $500,000 from the mitten sales. “We wanted to create a fundraising opportunity where

Demon Invitational Individual results from the Demon Invitational swimming and diving meet held Friday and Saturday in Genoveva Chavez Community Center. Race distances are in yards.

Girls 200 Medley Relay — 1. Hope Christian School A (Jones, Claire Meyer-Hagen, Jewel Meyer-Hagen, Madison ), 2 minutes, 2.67 seconds; 2. Santa Fe High A (Bell, Eoff, DeDomenico, Cook), 2:14.09; 3. Taos (Martinez, Corral, Dimond, Eirich), 2:18.90; 4. St. Michael’s (Park, Metzger, Trujillo, Giblin), 2:20.98; 5. Desert Academy A (Glinsky, Girdner, Baker, Gerber,), 2:25.47. 6. St. Michael’s B (Hay, Angel, Morrison, Leugers), 2:29.05. 200 Freestyle — 1. Madison Gordley, Hope Christian, 2:03.36; 2. Eliana Bell, Santa Fe High, 2:25.12; 3. Marisa Trujillo, St. Michael’s, 2:32.63; 4. Elysa Shipley, Taos, 2:36.89; 5. Katarina Romero, St. Michael’s, 2:36.89; 6. Tara Varnum, Santa Fe High, 2:40.00. 200 individual medley — 1. Claire Meyer-Hagen, Hope Christian, 2:40.95; 2. Ansley DeDomenico, Ansley, Santa Fe High, 2:41.23; 3. Josetta Delatorre, Capital, 2:47.89; 4. Feliz Martinez, Taos, 2:55.42; 5. Claudia Dimond, Taos , 2:57.70; 6. Myalee Vigil, Santa Fe High, 3:11.68. 1-meter diving — 1.Crista Palermo, St. Michael’s, 171.80; 2. Alexis Gallegos, St. Michael’s, 152.00; 3. Danielle Trujillo, St. Michael’s, 149.70; 4. Sierra Branch, St. Michael’s, 123.30; 5. Tileara Webb, Santa Fe High, 114.05. 50 freestyle — 1. Daisy Eirich, Taos, 28.43; 2. Mint Winkelmaier, ATC, 29.05; 3. Claire Corral, Taos, 29.20; 4. Suzy Jones, Hope, 29.55; 5. Meghan Metzger, St. Michael’s, 30.34; 6. Taylor Eoff, Santa

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We want to provide a variety of things for people to purchase. A good number of those items are made in the USA and some items are made from around the globe, like most sporting goods.”

USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky

almost anyone could support Team USA,” Sandusky said. The foreign-made mittens are available at the USOC’s official online shop of the U.S. Olympic Team. The mittens are an American spin on an idea that started in Canada at the last Winter Games. The host country produced “Go Canada” mittens that turned out to be the hot item of the Olympics, raising more than $14 million for the Cana-

dian team. Those mittens, which sold for $10 a pair, were made in China, too. The USOC, meanwhile, has tried to be extra careful about where its goods are manufactured since running into trouble when news broke that its 2012 team uniforms were produced in China. Congressmen from both parties piled onto the PR gaffe, with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., saying, “I think they should take all the

Fe High, 30.35. 100 freestyle — 1. Ansley DeDomenico, Santa Fe High, 1:00.99; 2. Josetta Delatorre, Capital, 1:04.34; 3. Marisa Trujillo, St. Michael’s, 1:05.01; 4. Lin Wenes, Santa Fe High, 1:06.61; 5. Claudia Dimond, Taos, 1:09.19; 6. Elysa Shipley, Taos, 1:09.98. 100 butterfly — 1. Madison Gordley, Hope, 1:02.12; 2. Jewel Meyer-Hagen, Hope, 1:07.07; 3. Brigid Baker, Desert Academy, 1:14.46; 4. Claire Corral, Taos, 1:23.70; 5. Shannon McQuillian, ATC, 1:31.26; 6. Myalee Vigil, Santa Fe High, 1:41.30. 500 freestyle — 1. Eliana Bell, Santa Fe High, 6:35.25; 2. Katarina Romero, St. Michael’s, 7:15.78; 3. Isabel Rodriguez, ATC, 9:38.48. 200 freestyle relay — 1. Hope Christian (Jones, Jewel Meyer-Hagen, Claire Meyer-Hagen, Gordley), 1:51.72; 2. Taos A (Shipley, Varela, Martinez, Eirich), 2:02.92; 3. St. Michael’s A (Trujillo, Park, Giblin, Milner), 2:06.08; 4. Santa Fe High A (Harbour, Megan Varnum, Tara Varnum, Cook), 2:06.14; 5. Desert Academy A (Bohlin, Glinsky, Gerber, Baker), 2:13.54; 6. ATC A (Najaka, McQuillian, Ulm, Winkelmaier), 2:15.20. 100 backstroke — 1. Jewel Meyer-Hagen, Hope, 1:13.83; 2. Lexi Glinsky, Desert Academy, 1:20.00; 3. Feliz Martinez, Taos, 1:20.99; 4. Jacqueline Hay, St. Michael’s, 1:21.40; 5. Ramona Park, St. Michael’s, 1:22.78; 6. Elizabeth Harbour, Santa Fe High, 1:24.39. 100 breaststroke — 1. Claire Meyer-Hagen, Hope, 1:12.34; 2. Suzy Jones, Hope, 1:22.32; 3. Line Wenes, Santa Fe High, 1:27.01; 4. Tara Varnum, Santa Fe High, 1:31.09; 5. Ariana Giblin, St. Michael’s, 1:32.17; 6. Megan Varnum, Santa Fe High, 1:32.49. 400 freestyle relay — 1. Santa Fe High A (Bell, Eoff, Cook, DeDomenico), 4:18.86; 2. Taos A (Shipley, Dimond, Corral, Eirich), 4:35.72; 3. Santa Fe High B (Wenes, Megan Varnum, Tara Varnum, Harbour), 5:01.20; 4. St. Michael’s A (Romero, Blake, Hay),

5:03.91; 5. Desert Academy A (Bohlin, Girdner, Glinsky, Baker), 5:19.07; 6. St. Michael’s B (Angel, Sanchez, Alvarez, Morrison), 5:43.50.

Boys 200 medley relay — 1. Desert Academy A (Kellam, Mathis, Shankin, Marker), 2:07.86; 2. Hope Christian A (Dekle, Oostman, Ward, Caalim), 2:14.41; 3. Taos B (Martinez, Toma, Gray, Romero), 2:16.29. 200 freestyle — 1. William Lakatos, St. Michael’s, 2:06.49; 2. Issa Wilson, Taos, 2:10.73; 3. Javier Malcom, St. Michael’s, 2:13.34; 4. Mateo Martinez, Santa Fe High, 2:18.47; 5. Alex Kellam, Desert Academy, 2:18.52; 6. Sean Shepard, ATC, 3:27.46. 200 individual medley — 1. Luke Shankin, Desert Academy, 2:24.69; 2. Dillon Walsh, St. Michael’s, 2:31.99; 3. Diego Fristoe, Taos, 2:38.08. 50 freestyle — 1. Matt Smallwood, St. Michael’s, 24.67; 2. Alec Kerr, St. Michael’s, 25.45; 3. Kenny Oostman, Hope, 26.11; 4. Justin Milner, St. Michael’s, 26.29; 5. Kaelen Torelli, Taos, 26.30; 6. Brad Moffett, St. Michael’s, 27.14. 1-meter diving — 1. Tristen Gress, St. Michael’s, 203.10; 2. Hewitt Farr, Santa Fe High, 190.80; 3. Mason Hurlocker, Santa Fe Preparatory, 179.90; 4. Sam Kaiser, St. Michael’s, 127.70. 100 butterfly — 1. Riley Kinlaw, Santa Fe Preparatory, 59.90; 2. William Lakatos, St. Michael’s, 1:07.17; 3. Issa Wilson, Taos, 1:07.97; 4. Diego Fristoe, Taos, 1:14.88; 5. Amos Gray, Taos, 1:17.43; 6. Javier Malcom, St. Michael’s, 1:17.48. 100 freestyle — 1. Matt Smallwood, St. Michael’s, 53.80; 2. Chris Legits, St. Michael’s, 1:01.90; 3. Jarrod Trainor, Hope, 1:03.77; 4. Melib Marker, Desert Academy, 1:05.37; 5. Derek Dekle, Hope, 1:07.74; 6. Asher Strauch, Santa Fe High, 1:08.99. 200 free relay — 1. St. Michael’s (Brad Moffett, Alec

uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them and start all over again.” Shortly after that, the USOC said all future team uniforms would be made in the United States and, true to its word, the 2014 versions are. Fans can buy almost all components of the uniforms — among them, pullover sweaters, the same boots the athletes will wear at the opening ceremony and, of course, the $98 “Go for gold TEAM USA” mittens that also say “Go USA.” Some of the proceeds from those sales go to the U.S. team, per terms of licensing agreements with Ralph Lauren. “We want to provide a variety of things for people to purchase,” Sandusky said. “A good number of those items are made in the USA and some items are made from around the globe, like most sporting goods. But we wanted to make an effort to make sure people have a chance to buy the official team mittens, which are made in the USA.”

Kerr, Justin Milner, Matt Smallwood), 1:43.43; 2. Taos (Issa Wilson, Steve Long, Ryan Toma, Amos Gray), 1:47.61; 3. St. Michael’s (William Lakatos, Javier Malcom, Dillon Walsh), 1:47.63; 4. Desert Academy (Alex Kellam, Melib Marker, Cameron Mathis, Luke Shankin), 1:52.20; 5. Hope Christian (Brandon Caalim, Derek Dekle, Kyle Henry, Kenny Oostman), 1:52.43; 6. Santa Fe High (Hewitt Farr, Aiden Winter, Asher Strauch, Mateo Martinez), 1:58.93. 100 backstroke — 1. Justin Milner, St. Michael’s, 1:05.60; 2. Kaelen Torelli, Taos, 1:15.91; 3. Brandon Caalim, Hope, 1:16.48; 4. Alex Kellam, Desert Academy, 1:16.49; 5. Chris Legits, St. Michael’s, 1:22.35; 6. Roberto Martinez, Taos, 1:23.19. 100 breaststroke — 1. Rile Kinlaw, Santa Fe Prep, 1:07.07; 2. Alec Kerr, St. Michael’s, 1:16.01; 3. Steve Long, Taos, 1:16.70; 4. Kenny Oostman, Hope, 1:16.80; 5. Cameron Mathis, Desert Academy, 1:17.33; 6. Mateo Martinez, Santa Fe High, 1:20.81. 400 free relay — 1. St. Michael’s (William Lakatos, Alec Kerr, Justin Milner, Matt Smallwood), 3:55.44; 2. St. Michael’s (Brad Moffett, Chris Legits, Dillon Walsh, Javier Malcom), 4:01.26; 3. Taos (Issa Wilson, Diego Fristoe, Amos Gray, Kaelen Torelli), 4:29.01; 4. Santa Fe High (Hewitt Farr, Aiden Winter, Asher Strauch, Mateo Martinez), 4:38.03; 5. Taos (Ryan Toma, Daniel Romero, Francisco Martinez, Roberto Martinez), 4:46.86; 6. Santa Fe High (Eric Walker, John Raphael, Michael Gonzales, Fernando Zambrano), 5:16.41. 500 freestyle — 1. Luke Shankin, Desert Academy, 5:40.87; 2. Dillon Walsh, St. Michael’s, 6:39.37; 3. Jarrod Trainor, Hope, 6:44.02.

Boys basketball — Ben Luján Tournament at Pojoaque Valley, quarterfinals: Socorro vs. Raton, 11:30 a.m.; Penasco vs. LagunaAcoma, 2:30 p.m.; Santa Fe Indian School vs. Mesa Vista, 5:30 p.m.; Monte del Sol at Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m. Springer at Mora, 7 p.m. Clayton at West Las Vegas, 7 p.m. Taos at Shiprock Round Robin, pairings TBA Girls basketball — Ben Luján Tournament at Pojoaque Valley, quarterfinals: Taos vs. Grants, 10 a.m.; Socorro vs. St. Michael’s, 1 p.m.; Tularosa vs. Santa Fe Indian School, 4 p.m.; Mesa Vista at Pojoaque Valley, 8:30 p.m. Questa at McCurdy, 5:30 p.m. Mora at Springer, 7 p.m. West Las Vegas at Bernalillo, 7 p.m.

Friday Boys basketball — Ben Luján Tournament at Pojoaque Valley, semifinals: Socorro-Raton winner vs. Penasco-Laguna winner, 5:30 p.m.; Santa Fe Indian School-Mesa Vista winner vs. Monte del Sol-Pojoaque Valley winner, 7 p.m.; Consolation: SocorroRaton loser vs. Penasco-Laguna loser, 10 a.m.; Santa Fe Indian School-Mesa Vista loser vs. Monte del Sol-Pojoaque Valley loser, 11:30 a.m. Santa Fe High at St. Michael’s, 7 p.m. Espanola Valley at Las Vegas Robertson, 7 p.m. Pecos at Estancia, 7 p.m. Santa Rosa at Mora, 7 p.m. Dulce at McCurdy, 7 p.m. Taos at Shiprock Round Robin, pairings TBA Girls basketball — Ben Luján Tournament at Pojoaque Valley, semifinals: Taos-Grants winner vs. Tularosa-Santa Fe Indian School winner, 4 p.m.; Socorro-St. Michael’s winner vs. Mesa Vista-Pojoaque Valley winner, 8:30 p.m.; Consolation bracket: Taos-Grants loser vs. Tularosa-Santa Fe Indian School loser, 1 p.m.; Socorro-St. Michael’s loser vs. Mesa Vista-Pojoaque Valley loser, 2:30 p.m. Pecos at Estancia, 5:30 p.m. Las Vegas Robertson at Portales, 5:30 p.m. Piedra Vista at Los Alamos, 6 p.m. Dulce at Questa, 7 p.m.

Saturday Boys basketball — Ben Luján Tournament at Pojoaque Valley, final round: 7th place, 11:30 a.m.; 5th place, 2:30 p.m.; 3rd place, 5:30 p.m.; championship, 8:30 p.m. McCurdy at Escalante, 3:30 p.m. Taos at Shiprock Round Robin, pairings TBA Girls basketball — Ben Luján Tournament at Pojoaque Valley, final round: 7th place, 10 a.m.; 5th place, 1 p.m.; 3rd place, 4 p.m.; championship, 7 p.m. Questa at Escalante, 2 p.m. West Las Vegas at Portales, 3 p.m. Santa Rosa at Mora, 3:30 p.m. Capital at Manzano, 7 p.m.


Basketball u The Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot contest, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been moved to Dec. 21 at 10 a.m. at Gonzales Community School. The event is for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 13, and registration begins at 9 a.m. Parents must bring a birth certificate and participants must be present at registration. For more information, call Carl Marano at 424-8208. u The Genoveva Chavez Community Center will hold a winter youth league. Divisions include elementary, middle school and high school for both boys and girls, and teams will play an eightgame season with a postseason tournament. Registration packets can be pick up at the Chavez Center. Registration fee is $320 per team. For more information, call Dax Roybal at 955-4074.

Soccer u The Genoveva Chavez Community Center will host a 3-on-3 indoor tournament from Jan. 4-5. Divisions include elementary, middle school, high school and adults for both boys and girls. Teams are guaranteed three games, and there will be a singleelimination tournament. Register at the front desk before Dec. 28. Registration is $50 per team. For more information, call Mike Olguin at 955-4064.

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Pistons hand Pacers 1st home loss The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — Josh Smith had 30 points, Greg Monroe finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons handed Indiana its first home loss Monday night, stunning the Pacers 101-96. The PisPistons 101 tons won for the secPacers 96 ond time in six games, ending a six-game skid in the series and a ninegame losing streak on the Pacers home court. Lance Stephenson had a season high 23 points, while Luis Scola scored 13 of his season-best 18 in the fourth quarter for Indiana (20-4), which was 11-0 at home coming into the game. Oklahoma City remains the only NBA team unbeaten at home with a 12-0 record.

By Brian Mahoney The Associated Press

NETS 130, 76ERS 94 In New York, Joe Johnson made 10 3-pointers, most in the NBA this season, and scored a season-high 37 points to lead Brooklyn over Philadelphia. Johnson finished 10 for 14 from behind the arc, including 8 of 10 during an incredible third-quarter shooting performance. He passed the nine 3-pointers made this season by Jeremy Lin, who also did it against the 76ers’ inept perimeter defense, and Stephen Curry. Johnson scored 29 points in the third, his most in any quarter in his career. HAWKS 114, LAKERS 100 In Atlanta, Kyle Korver sank three 3-pointers in Atlanta’s dominant third quarter, Al Horford scored 19 points to lead the Hawks past cold-shooting Kobe Bryant and Los Angeles. Paul Millsap had 18 points and Jeff Teague had 17 with 10 assists for the Hawks. Horford grabbed 11 rebounds. WIZARDS 102, KNICKS 101 In New York, Bradley Beal’s driving layup with 6 seconds remaining carried Washington past New York. The Knicks didn’t use one of their three remaining timeouts after Beal’s basket. Carmelo Anthony took the inbounds pass, dribbled the up court and attempted a 3-pointer that bounced off the rim as time expired. Beal led the Wizards with 21 points, including their final seven as Washington erased a six-point fourth-quarter deficit.

Scrap divisions? Doc Rivers seems like a ‘no’ vote

Pistons forward Josh Smith, right, shoots over Pacers guard Rasual Butler in the first half of Monday’s game in Indianapolis. MICHAEL CONROY/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HEAT 117, JAZZ 94 In Miami, LeBron James finished with 30 points, nine rebounds and nine assists despite sitting some of the second half after twisting his left ankle, Dwyane Wade added 27 points and Miami rolled past Utah. It was Miami’s 17th straight victory over a Western Conference opponent, the secondlongest regular-season streak by an Eastern Conference team in NBA history. Boston won 20 straight over the West during a nine-month span of 1973. CELTICS 101, TIMBERWOLVES 97 In Boston, Jared Sullinger had 24 points and 11 rebounds,

including a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 2:22 left that helped Boston Celtics hold off Minnesota. Sullinger had 15 points and six rebounds in the fourth quarter, and Avery Bradley had 19 points for the game. The Celtics won for the fifth time in seven games to hold onto first place in the Atlantic Division despite a 12-14 record that would be 12th-best in the Western Conference. MAGIC 83, BULLS 82 In Chicago, Arron Afflalo scored 23 points and Orlando got double-doubles from Glen Davis and Nikola Vucevic in a victory over the slumping Bulls.

Davis had 14 points and 11 rebounds despite playing with a sore left shoulder, powering Orlando to a 54-45 edge on the glass in just its second win in the last 10 games. CLIPPERS 115, SPURS 92 In Los Angeles, Blake Griffin scored 27 points, hitting 11 of 15 free throws, and the Clippers defeated San Antonio, 48 hours after completing a seven-game road trip. Chris Paul added 23 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and Jamal Crawford had 17 points in his second straight start for the Clippers, who repelled several threats in the third quarter to maintain their lead.

When Doc Rivers coached in Boston, he said he never talked to the Celtics about winning their division. There were far more important goals. Now Rivers could have a say in whether divisions themselves are important. With every team in the Atlantic Division below .500, deputy commissioner Adam Silver said in a radio interview last week he expected the league’s competition committee to discuss whether it’s worth having them. Rivers is on the committee, and doesn’t sound eager to see them go. “I don’t think they should,” he said. “I think it would be hard to do.” Winners of the three divisions in each conference are guaranteed a top-four seed in the playoffs. That means the champion of a bad division is not only guaranteed a spot, but possibly a more favorable opponent than a better team. Returning to the pre-2004 format of two divisions in each conference would help — nobody would be complaining about the Atlantic leader if Miami was still in it — but that would be difficult because they would be unbalanced with 15 teams in each conference. So perhaps this is like issues such as resting healthy players or intentional fouls away from the ball, where the committee discusses it but eventually declines to recommend changes. That sounds fine by Rivers. “Obviously, this year you look at it and you say, ‘Wow, it would be nice to have the top 16 teams, or whatever it is,’” said Rivers, now coaching the Los Angeles Clippers. “This has been going on for a


No. 8 Duke beats Gardner-Webb The Associated Press

Foes: Aggies’ Bhullar concerns the Lobos Continued from Page B-1 per game — or roughly 71 percent of the scoring. Only true freshman Cullen Neal (6-7 ppg), generally the first player off the bench, is averaging more than five points per game. “Well, we’re going to find out,” Craig Neal said when asked about how Greenwood’s absence will affect the roster’s depth. “We’re going to find out. Some of those guys, we’re going to find out.” The silver lining is the familiarity of New Mexico State. This being their second meeting of the season and 212th overall, it takes a little less preparation time to host NMSU than it would to face anyone else on the team’s nonconference schedule. “You’ve played them and you know them,” Neal said. “You know what they’re going to do.” And what UNM knows is that the Aggies (8-5) have at least one advantage. “They’re big,” Neal said. “You walk out there on the floor and see them in person, they’re big.” Like the Lobos, New Mexico State has played a challenging slate up to this point. The Aggies swept UTEP, won a road game in Hawaii and had a recent four-game stretch — all losses — in which they played NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago, games against Colorado State, UNM, Gonzaga and top-ranked Arizona. They snapped that streak Saturday with an overtime

New Mexico’s Chad Adams, right, slaps the ball away from New Mexico State’s Sim Bhullar in a Dec. 15, 2012, game in The Pit in Albuquerque. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO

win on the road at Drake. It’s expected that guards Daniel Mullings and DK Eldridge will get their points. The pair combines for nearly 28 points per game. All five starters, including 7-foot-5 center Sim Bhullar, average at least nine points. “It’s just going to be a matter of us hanging in there and imposing our will because we have the pieces that can, hopefully, take care of them at our place the way we want to,” Williams said. “We expect to do that.”

While Mullings will get his chances, it’s the mountain in the middle the Lobos are most concerned with. With the 7-foot-5 Sim Bhullar drawing so much attention in the middle during the teams’ first showdown, it got the 7-foot Kirk into early foul trouble and forced the rest of the team, namely backup center Obij Aget, to get more time than usual. He had three rebounds and a blocked shot, largely stemming the tide until Kirk was re-inserted later in the game.

“I expect them to keep mixing things up and for them to keep us guessing,” Bairstow said, referencing NMSU’s defense that generally alters between a zone and a man when depending on Kirk’s status. Kirk said Bhullar’s game has improved considerably since last season. A sophomore, the Aggies big man has developed more low-post moves than a year ago when he essentially tried to bowl people over with his sheer size. “He’s more athletic than he used to be and because he’s so big it makes it harder to defend,” Kirk said. As for the Lobos’ lineup, Greenwood’s time on the shelf likely means more time for the freshman Neal, 6-6 guard Arthur Edwards and 6-5 junior Deshawn Delaney. Any one of those three — quite possibly more — has a golden opportunity to get higher on the depth chart until the Aussie’s return, presumably the Jan. 4 Mountain West opener against Colorado State. “You either need them or you don’t need them,” Craig Neal said. “I mean, you’re either going to play 10 or you’re going to play eight.” “The bench just need to keep their heads in it,” Williams said. “It’s a learning experience, it’s a learning process. With now nine games run off it’s just going to be a matter of them really catching on and getting comfortable in the conference. We’re going to find a fourth scorer, a fifth scorer. We’re going to find a sixth man.”

while, but at the end of the day I think it’s fine the way it is right now.” The next meeting of the ninemember committee, comprised of coaches, general managers and owners, hasn’t been scheduled. Here are some things to watch this week, including Rivers’ team heading home: They meet again: The Pacers and Heat meet for the second time this month, this time in Miami for the first time since Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. Routed that night, the Pacers took the first matchup since with their 90-84 home victory last Tuesday. Power players: Tim Duncan and Dirk Nowitzki are still around, but the NBA’s most productive power forwards right now are Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge, who go headto-head for the first time this season when Minnesota hosts Portland on Wednesday. Start swapping?: Players who signed free agent contracts in the summer became eligible to be traded Sunday, and some will surely hear their names in trade talks between now and the Feb. 20 deadline. Hard homecoming: Finally back home from a grueling, seven-game road trip that took them more than 6,000 miles, the Clippers play four tough home games in seven nights, starting with San Antonio on Monday before visits from New Orleans, Denver and Minnesota. Hype it up: With under 10 days until Christmas, expect to see plenty of commercials in the coming days hyping the NBA’s marquee five-game holiday schedule. Stat line of the week: With 31 points and a career-high 25 rebounds in Thursday’s 111-104 victory over Houston, LaMarcus Aldridge had the first 30-25 game in Trail Blazers history and made a loud statement in the MVP race.

DURHAM, N.C. — Freshman Jabari Parker scored 21 points to help No. 8 Duke beat GardnerWebb 85-66 8 Duke 85 on Monday G.-Webb 66 night. Andre Dawkins added a season-high 18 points for the Blue Devils (8-2), who were playing their first game in nearly two weeks. Duke’s offense came out strong and shot 50 percent with nine 3-pointers, maintaining a double-digit lead for most of the game even though they didn’t do a lot to slow the Runnin’ Bulldogs’ own hot shooting. WOMEN’S NO. 14 NORTH CAROLINA 124, NEW ORLEANS 41 In Myrtle Beach, S.C., Allisha Gray and Diamond DeShields both scored 20 points as

No. 14 North Carolina broke the 100-point mark for the second straight game in a victory over New Orleans. NO. 23 SYRACUSE 82, TEMPLE 76 In Syracuse, N.Y., Shakeya Leary scored 24 points and Brittney Sykes added 20 for Syracuse. The Owls (5-3) pulled within 68-66 when Meghan Roxas hit a 3-pointer with 2:46 left. Sykes answered for Syracuse (9-1) with a three-point play and a layup. In between, Rachel Coffey hit a 3-pointer and the Orange lead was back to 77-67 with little more than a minute to go. NO. 24 FLORIDA ST. 61, N. FLORIDA 42 In Tallahassee, Fla., Ivey Slaughter scored a career-high 19 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead Florida State. Florida State (9-1) held North Florida without a field goal for more than 5 minutes to start the game and took an 11-0 lead.

Top 25: Tar Heels beat 3 ranked teams Continued from Page B-1 Beating ranked teams: North Carolina’s 82-77 victory over Kentucky on Saturday was the Tar Heels’ third win this season over a ranked team. North Carolina also beat thenNo. 3 Louisville and then-No. 1 Michigan State. The Tar Heels are the only team this season with wins over three ranked opponents. Iowa State (No. 7 Michigan and No. 23 Iowa); San Diego State (No. 20 Creighton and No. 25 Marquette); and Villanova (No. 2 Kansas and No. 23 Iowa) are the only teams with

two wins over ranked opponents. Double-ranked games: There are two games between ranked teams this week. On Tuesday, No. 15 Memphis and No. 16 Florida meet in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden. On Saturday, No. 7 Oklahoma State and No. 20 Colorado meet at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. There will be as close to a double-ranked game as possible Thursday at Madison Square Garden when No. 8 Duke faces UCLA, which was 26th in this week’s voting.


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Surging Seattle Seahawks have that ‘Super’ look Team is anything but reticent about discussing big game in February By Barry Wilner The Associated Press

The more they claimed they didn’t want to talk about it, the more they had to say. A return trip to the Meadowlands for the Super Bowl hardly was a taboo subject after the Seahawks manhandled the New York Giants 23-0 on Sunday. With the way other contenders are betraying their weaknesses — and with the NFC road to East Rutherford almost certainly running through Seattle — Pete Carroll and crew should embrace the topic. No team has more of a Super look than the Seahawks. “Obviously, getting a huge win here is a great thing for us,” Russell Wilson said. “You get good vibes when you come back. That’s a positive thing. New York City, Jersey, wherever we want to call it, is a great place to play. So, if we can get there, that’ll be great.” Few NFL teams would openly address such a scenario. But the Seahawks hardly were reticent about it, just another example of the way Carroll runs his program. Yes, program, as in a college team. The success Carroll had at Southern California has carried into the pros in great part because he never lets the enthusiasm meter dip. After his players speak at a podium to the media, they punctuate their comments with “Go Hawks.” These Hawks very easily could go to the Super Bowl. The defense is deep,

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, right, avoids the tackle attempt of New York Giants defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins during the second half of Sunday’s game in East Rutherford, N.J. KATHY WILLENS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll gestures while leaving the field after Sunday’s game against the Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 23-0. BILL KOSTROUN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

versatile, aggressive and smart. The offense — built around Wilson’s adaptability and playmaking at quarterback, the bruising “Beast Mode” runs of Marshawn Lynch, and receivers who deserve more credit than they get — is championship caliber. So let them talk about it, if at first reservedly, and then more fervently.

“It’s important to come to New York, knowing it’s snowing out here,” said cornerback Byron Maxwell, who had two of the five interceptions off Eli Manning. “You know what it is. It happened in the game, we were talking, and we said, ‘You know, the Super Bowl’s here.’ “But then you get focused.”

Yet their thoughts wandered back to the first Sunday in February. “Any time you get comfortable at a stadium, get a chance to play there, see the locker room, get the chance to see the city, feel the time zone change, the weather, it’s advantageous to your team,” star cornerback Richard Sherman, who also had two interceptions,

said of this trip to MetLife Stadium. “That’s why playing at home for a lot of teams is so comfortable. You get a routine. You get a rapport with the place you’re at. You get to sit down at the same locker, same spot. … If we have the chance to be blessed and come back here, guys will have a routine.” What’s become routine for the Seahawks is winning at home. Wilson has never lost in CenturyLink Field, and this season’s routs there of the 49ers and Saints display just how difficult it will be for anyone to prevent Seattle from taking the NFC title. Still, the Seahawks don’t want to get ahead of themselves, although Carroll sees the benefits in at least acknowledging what could be on the team’s itinerary in late January and early February.

Cowboys: Let a near-certain With QB debate over, Bears focus on playoff run victory over Packers slip away think he’ll handle that better in the future. He was very apoloagainst the Packers that would getic to me and was concerned have pulled them even with the about the situation.” Eagles atop the NFC East and Bryant’s latest sideline given them a chance to wrap up moment didn’t face as much a playoff berth at Washington. scrutiny Monday as Romo’s “The trend’s not going to decision to check out of a runcontinue because we’re going to ning play before throwing an do what we need to do,” Bryant interception that gave Green said Monday in a mostly empty Bay another chance down 36-31 locker room at the team’s trainwith less than 3 minutes to go. ing facility. “This whole group in The Cowboys were in posithis locker room, we believe and tion to force the Packers to go we’re going to keep working.” most of the field in less than 2 Bryant, who made similar minutes even if they didn’t get a headlines earlier in the season first down. Instead, Matt Flynn with a sideline rant during took over for Green Bay at midanother deflating defeat at field and led a scoring drive. Detroit, was waiting for reportAnother interception from ers so he could tell them that Romo completed the collapse. leaving with time still on the “I think in hindsight you clock “was absolutely not right.” would say that was the wrong That was essentially the mes- decision, and Tony would be sage in his conversation with the first to tell you that,” Garrett coach Jason Garrett, who said his said of the first interception. star receiver wasn’t disciplined. “It’s difficult for everybody when things don’t go well and he needs to understand how to handle that,” Garrett said. “I

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By Andrew Seligman The Associated Press

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The great quarterback debate in Chicago is over. Now, the Bears can focus on a bigger issue, like making the playoffs. They got Jay Cutler back from an ankle injury and took a step toward the postseason with a 38-31 victory at Cleveland on Sunday. The Bears are one game ahead of Detroit in the NFC North after the Lions lost to the Ravens on Monday night. Chicago (8-6) has back-toback wins just when it looked as if it was dropping out of contention. They Bears are in a better spot now as they get ready to visit Philadelphia this weekend. Cutler overcame a shaky start against the Browns while completing 22 of 31 passes for 265 yards after missing the previous four games with a high left ankle sprain. He also validated coach Marc Trestman’s decision to go with him even though Josh McCown had played so well in his absence. “It means a lot,” left tackle Jermon Bushrod said. “If he can do that, if he can live up to his word with the way Josh was playing, then you know if he can do that and let the quarterback know he can do it. … He was just being true to his team, true to his word. And that just means a lot to our team.” Trestman had said for weeks that the job was Cutler’s when he was ready to return. Even so, there was plenty of debate leading up to the game. There were reports of division in the locker room, and Cutler even acknowledged after the game that he was feeling some extra pressure. He talked to Brandon Marshall and

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler passes during the fourth quarter under pressure from Cleveland Browns defensive end Ahtyba Rubin during Sunday’s game in Cleveland. Chicago won 38-31. DAVID RICHARD/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Matt Forte and the leaders on the offensive line in Roberto Garza and Bushrod to make sure they were on board with him playing. Trestman was adamant, and he saw no need to take the temperature of the locker room. In his mind, playing Cutler was the right decision — period. And he made that clear early on. “I stayed resolute, I think, in that I felt it was in the best interest of the team from the beginning to make sure that everybody knew the direction that we were going to go,” Trestman said. Cutler threw two firsthalf interceptions but came on strong down the stretch, finishing with three touchdown passes to help the Bears strengthen their playoff standing. They could get another boost this week if star linebacker Lance Briggs returns from his fractured shoulder. Trestman said the Bears will

make a decision on Friday. He also said to forget about cornerback Charles Tillman returning in the playoffs. Tillman tore his triceps against Detroit on Nov. 10 and the Bears left open the possibility of a comeback in the playoffs after he was injured against Detroit on Nov. 10 by placing him on the injured reserve/designated to return list. Tillman was eligible to start practicing this week, but Trestman said the two-time Pro Bowl pick is out for the rest out for the rest of the season. As for Cutler, Trestman liked what he saw on Sunday. “We all saw how he handled the adversity in the game,” he said. “It didn’t start out well for him. … I’m sure the way his teammates rallied around him — not just the offensive side, the entire team rallied around him. It wasn’t a good start, we all know that. The team continued to move forward and play hard.”

In brief

Ninkovich not discouraged by Pats’ missed chance

Packers focus on next comeback: postseason

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ habit of trailing in the fourth quarter was bound to catch up with them. When it did, it cost them a chance to clinch their fifth straight AFC East title. But defensive end Rob Ninkovich isn’t discouraged after Sunday’s 24-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins. He says getting disheartened won’t help the Patriots win their next game against the Baltimore Ravens. The Dolphins (8-6) moved two games behind the Patriots in the division with the win that was sealed by Michael Thomas’ interception of Tom Brady’s pass in the end zone with 2 seconds left. It was the fifth straight game the Patriots (10-4) were behind in the fourth quarter.

GREEN BAY, Wis. — One day after matching the greatest come-from-behind victory in their 93-year history, the Green Bay Packers’ focus is on another comeback: A late-season rally that will extend their streak of consecutive postseason berths to five. But whether they’ll have quarterback Aaron Rodgers for the final two games of the regular season remains unclear. After erasing a 23-point halftime deficit to beat the Dallas Cowboys 37-36 on Sunday, the Packers enter their final two games at 7-6-1. They’ll face Pittsburgh next Sunday at Lambeau Field before the regular-season finale at Chicago on Dec. 29.

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“Sometimes it’s OK on second-and-6 to hand the ball off, take your lumps, and deal with the third down, force them to use another timeout, and then just work that situation out.” Now Romo has to find a way to lead a team that has given away two games, been blown out of two others and has a personal history of late-game and late-season failures. The latest left tight end Jason Witten with nothing much to say beyond “words can’t really describe it” after the game. “If you have the right kind of guys on your team, you handle the inevitable adversities of the season better than if you don’t,” Garrett said. “If you put emotion into something, passion into something and it doesn’t work out, sometimes that’s hard to swallow. But again, you have to regroup.”

Tucker: Lions started strong Continued from Page B-1 high 42 times this season, but he stayed upright enough to move the ball into position for Tucker’s big kick. The Lions started strong, with Reggie Bush running for a 14-yard touchdown on the opening drive, then held Baltimore to a three-and-out. Detroit, though, got in its own way as it often has this year. Calvin Johnson dropped a pass that would’ve converted a third-and-15 deep in Ravens territory to force the Lions to punt for the first of four times before halftime. On the ensuing drive, Tucker kicked his first of three field goals in the first half — two of which were set up by penalties against Detroit. Tucker’s next field goal was set up by a pass-interference call against safety Don Carey. Johnson couldn’t catch another pass in Baltimore territory thrown at him late in the first half. The Ravens took advantage of that mistake and one by Detroit’s defense on the next drive.

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Santa Fe Airport through 6 p.m. Monday Santa Fe Airport Temperatures High/low ......................................... 45°/25° Normal high/low ............................ 43°/18° Record high ............................... 58° in 1939 Record low .................................. 4° in 1971 Santa Fe Airport Precipitation 24 hours through 6 p.m. yest. ............ 0.00” Month/year to date ................ 0.20”/12.59” Normal month/year to date ... 0.46”/13.19” Santa Fe Farmers Market 24 hours through 6 p.m. yest. ............ 0.00” Month/year to date ................ 0.15”/12.20”

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The following water statistics of December 12 are the most recent supplied by the City Water Division (in millions of gallons). Total water produced from: Canyon Water Treatment Plant: 1.163 Buckman Water Treatment Plant: 0.870 City Wells: 0.000 Buckman Wells: 2.504 Total water produced by water system: 4.537 Amount delivered to Las Campanas: Golf course: 0.000, domestic: 0.083 Santa Fe Canyon reservoir storage: 65.5 percent of capacity; daily inflow 2.26 million gallons. A partial list of the City of Santa Fe’s Comprehensive Water Conservation Requirements currently in effect: • Irrigation water leaving the intended area is not permitted. Wasting water is not allowed. • Using water to clean hard surfaces with a hose or power washer is prohibited. • Hoses used in manual car washing MUST be equipped with a positive shut-off nozzle. • Swimming pools and spas must be covered when not in use. For a complete list of requirements call: 955-4225



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AccuWeather Flu Index

By Jake Coyle

Today’s UV index

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Ruidoso 58/36


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Hobbs 65/36


Alamogordo 61/29

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Weather history

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An ice storm in Illinois deposited 1.9 inches of ice on the ground on Dec. 17, 1924. The ice remained on ground until Jan. 4 and caused $21 million in damage.

season begins in the Southern Q: What Hemisphere in December?

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Today’s talk shows

TV Hall to add Louis-Dreyfus, Leno

3:00 p.m. KOAT The Ellen DeGeneres Show Chris O’Donnell; Terry Bradshaw; Icona Pop performs. KRQE Dr. Phil KTFQ Laura KWBQ The Bill Cunningham Show Guests who are affected by rumors. KLUZ El Gordo y la Flaca KASY Jerry Springer Aysha was bailed out of jail in order to confess that she slept with her friend’s newborn’s father. CNN The Situation Room FNC The Five MSNBC The Ed Show 4:00 p.m. KOAT The Dr. Oz Show KTEL Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste KASY The Steve Wilkos Show Rebecca says her father-inlaw raped her, but he says it was consensual sex. FNC Special Report With Bret Baier 5:00 p.m. KASA Steve Harvey KCHF The 700 Club

LOS ANGELES — The Television Academy is adding six new members to its Hall of Fame, including former Seinfeld star Julia LouisDreyfus and Jay Leno. Louis-Dreyfus is a fourJulia LouisJay time Emmy Award winner Dreyfus Leno and Leno is known as the host of the Tonight Show. The induction will take place in March.

Country singer Ray Price dies at 87

Ray Price

MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas — Ray Price, a traditional country singer who was one of the last living connections to Hank Williams, died Monday. He was 87. Price was perhaps best known for his version of the Kris Kristofferson-written song “For the Good Times” in 1970 that became a pop hit.

Oscar winner Joan Fontaine dies

Joan Fontaine

CARMEL, Calif. — Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine died in her sleep Sunday at the age of 96. Fontaine won an Academy Award for her role in Alfred Hitchcock’s Suspicion and also starred in Hitchcock’s Rebecca. She also was in The Women, Jane Eyre and Born to be Bad. The Associated Press

Chiwetel Ejiofor, center, stars as Solomon Northup in 12 Years A Slave. FOX SEARCHLIGHT/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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n surveying the year at the movies, the topography is rich. From the dusty, dying towns of Nebraska to the rooftop Roman parties in The Great Beauty to the sleek future Los Angeles of Her, 2013 has been a trip. But has it been a great year? Negativity reached a fever pitch in the summer when Steven Spielberg lamented Hollywood’s risk-adverse, finance-driven blockbusterism. The grim, humorless Man of Steel and its careless backdrop of mass destruction was a low point: the epitome of everything bad about movies today. Yet ambitious films gathered in number as the year went on, and many began calling 2013 a historically excellent year for film, after all. Here are one critic’s top picks of the year, all of them reasons why 2013 was a good year for the big screen: 1. 12 Years a Slave — Steve McQueen’s adaptation of Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir is simply a powerhouse. McQueen, I suspect, will never make a comedy; his three movies (Shame, Hunger) reveal he’s a harsh storyteller. But his lack of sentimentality gives 12 Years a Slave its clarity: a long overdue correction to cinema’s reluctant treatment of slavery. As Northup, Chiwetel Ejiofor’s soulful eyes carry us through a nightmare odyssey. 2. Mud — From the plantations of mid-19th century Louisiana, we travel up river to contemporary Arkansas in Jeff Nichols’ Twain-esque tale of boyhood on the Mississippi. With the wise-beyondhis-years Tye Sheridan as the 14-year-old Ellis, Mud is a fullhearted American fable. 3. Frances Ha — Full disclosure: I’m in love with Greta Gerwig. That bias notwithstanding, Noah Baumbach’s latest — co-written by and starring Gerwig — is a lovely ode to its title character (who has much in common with Gerwig, herself). Frances is an idiosyncratic 27-year-old finding her place in New York; where the Ha comes from is answered in the film’s sweet final moment. 4. Inside Llewyn Davis — Like Frances, Llewyn is a striving Manhattanite without an apartment or a steady job. But he’s much angrier about it. The Coen brothers’ story of a bitter, unfortunate folk singer is a wry commentary on the cruelness of fate, and melody born out of disharmony.


5. The Hunt — In the most haunting film of the year, the weak binds of a seemingly close-knit Danish community disintegrate when a kindergarten teacher (Mads Mikkelsen) is unjustly accused of sexually assaulting a child. 6. The Great Beauty — Fellini looms large in Paolo Sorrentino’s portrait of Rome in decadent decay. Sorrentino is an exquisite stylist (the opening minutes of his Il Divo are blistering cinema), and The Great Beauty is manic and overstuffed. But it’s bursting with life. (Literally. It’s got a giraffe.) 7. Gravity — So simple you could make the case that Alfonso Cuarón’s 3-D spectacle is a bit banal. But, man, is it something to look at. The movie won’t be remembered for its thin story, but at a time when television’s rise is much discussed, Gravity reinvigorated the big screen experience. 8. Blue Is the Warmest Color — Several films this year were fascinating snapshots of lives in motion. The powerful, simply told Bill Moyers’ documentary Two American Families kept up with two struggling middle-class families for 20 years. And Richard Linklater has covered two decades in the lives of a Paris woman (Julie Delpy) and American writer (Ethan Hawke) in his day-in-a-life series, culminating in Before Midnight. But Abdellatif Kechiche’s Palme d’Or-winner (also called The Life of Adele: Chapters 1&2) is the most memorable for its extreme closeness in portraying a teenager’s awakening to herself and the world. Adele Exarchopoulus’ performance is staggeringly open. The irony is that the infamous sex scenes in this flawed but arresting coming-of-age tale are easily the most artificial parts in it. 9. This Is the End — The jokes just come and come. Nobody had a better time making a movie this year than Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and it’s written all over their selfparodying apocalypse comedy. 10. The Spectacular Now and Short Term 12 — Movies that honestly represent teenage life are seldom, but both of these films magically move from familiar plot lines to somewhere honest. The comedy of The Spectacular Now, starring Miles Teller, smacks up against hard realities. Short Term 12, starring Brie Larson, tenderly depicts a foster-care facility and its supervisors without resorting to clichés.

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7 p.m. on NBC The Biggest Loser In this new episode, the teams break up, and the players begin competing as individuals, which means some changes in training assignments for Bob, Jillian and Dolvett. At weigh-in, two contestants celebrate reaching the “Onederland” milestone — getting below 200 pounds — before a double elimination. Alison Sweeney hosts.


7 p.m. on CBS NCIS When dozens of children from military families are stricken with a mysterious illness, Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and his colleagues try to pinpoint the cause. Abby and Jimmy (Pauley Perrette, Brian Dietzen) work with the Naval Medical Research Center on finding a cure for the ailing kids before the holidays in the new episode “Homesick.” 7 p.m. TNT Boston’s Finest The victim of a mutilation is too frightened to talk to the police, but that’s not about to stop Detectives Tim Stanton and Rich Medina from pulling out all the stops to crack the case. Off duty, Officer Jenn Penton hits the boxing ring to fight for a cause important to her in the new episode “Fighting for Truth.”



8 p.m. on NBC The Voice It’s down to the wire in this singing competition, in which a panel of music industry insiders chose the contestants they wanted to mentor based strictly on how they sang, not how they looked. Tonight, one of those contestants is crowned the winner of the competition and receives a cash prize and a record deal. Carson Daly, pictured, hosts the season finale.


8 p.m. on PBS How Sherlock Changed the World In the late 1800s, a time when police relied on eyewitness testimony and “smoking gun” evidence to catch criminals, a fictional sleuth named Sherlock Holmes was solving mysteries using blood, ballistics, fingerprints and footprints — the sort of forensic evidence that’s commonplace today. This new special revisits real-life cases that were cracked using Holmes’ techniques — including one solved by his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle.

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


A private independent school for students in early childhood through 6th grade, is seeking candidates for the following position beginning immediately: Part-time janitor, Approximately 22.5 hours per week for the 2013-14 school year (4:00pm to 8:30pm). Additional hours may be required during special school events. Minimum 6 months janitor experience required. Duties include: General cleaning of classrooms, hallways, and bathrooms. Setting up and taking down decorations, tables, and chairs to prepare the facilities for special events. Removing snow, ice, and trash-debris from walkways and parking areas to maintain a safe environment. Interested candidates should either complete an employment application, which can be picked up at the school, or email a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Materials can also be sent to: Richard Virgin Director of Finance and Operations Rio Grande School 715 Camino Cabra Santa Fe, NM 87505; Fax 505-986-0012

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


MEDICAL DENTAL 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.

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

LAMCC seeks LPN / RN

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

Marketing Associate Graphic Designer

To develop and translate marketing strategies and established brand into print and electronic design solutions including advertising (print and online), brochures, fliers, invitations, annual reports and website applications. Must be able to think creatively, be solution oriented, and have a professional approach to time, costs and deadlines with the ability to prioritize, organize and manage a substantial workload. Excellent written, oral and listening skills essential. Must possess strong computer and software skills, including Adobe Creative Suite. Desire to work in a collaborative, innovative, flexible, team oriented environment. Related experience and Bachelor’s degree preferable. Fulltime, permanent position. Competitive compensation package. EOE. Send resume and cover letter to

OPERATIONQUALITY ASSURANCE MANGER: Full-time, preferred experience: DD waiver Program, Q.A. processes, compliance activities. Contact R-Way, 505-471-4433, for information.

Receptionist, Detailer

Tired of the same old job. Looking for something new? We need a receptionist and a vehicle detailer with experience. Don’t have the work experience, we will train the right person. For more details call 505-330-4900.

3 DAYS a week Santa Fe, Los Alamos office. Non-smoker nonsmoking household, no weekends.

Email resume: or call Julie at 505-662-4351.

LPNs Tired of Traditional Nursing? Try something new with an LPN role with Corizon. Corizon is an industry leader in the growing field of correctional nursing. Correctional nursing is different with every patient, every day. In this unique clinic setting you’ll get a chance to use anad enhance your nursing skills. Corizon has excellent opportunities on 12 hour Night shifts at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe. If you are ready for a change and enjoy learning new skills, give us a call! Corizon offers excellent compensation, great differentials, generous PTO and comprehensive benefits.

Call: Lianne Lopez or Tisha Romero 505-827-8535 Tisha.romero@ OR Quick Apply @ EOE/AAP/DTR

MEDICAL OFFICE Manager, needed for single doctor practice. Responsibilities include scheduling, billing and collecting with all insurance carriers, phone and computer. Full-time, excellent pay based on experience, benefits. Immediate opening. Santa Fe. Fax Resume to 505-795-7371.


RECEPTIONIST FOR 2014 TAX SEASON. Must have computer skills and willing to work on Saturdays. C a ll Directax 505-473-4700.

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


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



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PART TIME MACHINE ATTENDANT No Prior Machine Experience Required. Responsible for loading material, and cleaning, of production equipment. Collecting and stacking down of press, bindery, and inserted papers, Keeps all production equipment supplied with the correct materials to keep machine running at maximum efficiency. Must be able to communicate well with co workers and stand for prolonged periods with repetitive bending and lifting of 20 pounds and the ability to occasionally lift up to 75 pounds. This is an entry level position with opportunities to advance to full time employment with benefits as well as advancing to other positions in the production department. Shifts will vary based on availability, but will most likely be evening, night positions. Other full time positions also available in the department for qualified candidates with a mechanical or manufacturing background. Submit application to: Tim Cramer 1 New Mexican Plaza No Phone Calls please.

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

GOLD’S GYM POWER TOWER 2500. Brand new in the box. Asking $100, Sells for over $200. 505-490-2152.



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FT-PT NEEDED days, evenings, weekends. Actively engage customers to tell story of our luxury fiber clothing. 6 months retail experience preferred. Email:

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

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SECRETARY DESK, 3 drawers, adjustable shelves, 2 doors with inside shelves. Very good condition. 505474-8291

Apply in person or send application/resume to: Geri Budenholzer Human Resources Manager The Santa Fe New Mexican 202 East Marcy St. Santa Fe, NM 87501 Or e-mail gbudenholzer@sfnewmexican. com

MAYTAG DRYER. White in color. $100. 505-662-6396.

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WHIRLPOOL FRIDGE. Almond color. $100. 505-662-6396.


WHIRLPOOL WASHER. White in color. $100. 505-662-6396.

BUILDING MATERIALS Clerk to assist Attorney, in organizing records. 3 hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, $20 hourly. Send resume 221 Soreno Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

New repo Eames Chair and Ottoman, black leather still in the box. $750. 505-474-2866 or 505-4900695.


This position is located at our southside location off the frontage road by I25. Pay rate is dependent upon experience. Selected candidate will be eligible to participate in our insurance and 401k plans after waiting period.



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


"ROBERT REDFORD" Mustang. 1 year gelding. 14 hands. Smart. Handsome. Honest. BLM adoption, $125. John, 505-4199754.

PETS SUPPLIES 7 MONTHS old Border Collie, male. Loves people, good with other dogs, full of energy, work potential, would excel at any sports home visit, references and adoption contract

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

A GOOD heavy Safe $400.00 OBO 28" X 22" X 22 Call 505-471-0007 FAROLITOS. $7 per dozen pick up, $9 per dozen delivered. 505-660-2583.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ADAGIO (Canada) ELECTRIC PIANO, perfect condition, full keyboard, stool, case. $475, 505-438-0008

SILVER, DOUBLE FRENCH HORN , Holton 177, $2000, 505-672-1292.

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

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

LOBO, this gorgeous Siberian Husky, will be waiting for you at the Subaru Share the Love ASPCA Rescue Rides adoption event and celebration Premier Motor Cars in the Santa Fe Auto Park. Visit Lobo and all the other wonderful animals waiting to fall in love with you at the biggest adoption event of the holidays! Get a free digital photo with Santa Paws, enter a raffle for an iPod! Heated tents; hot beverages, lots of love! Friday: noon-6 p.m. Saturday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Premier Subaru Santa Fe Auto Park 4480 Cerrillos Road


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

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

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

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

2010 Toyota RAV4 AWD Sport Another sweet one owner, low mileage RAV 4. Only 41k miles from new. Automatic, all wheel drive, power windows and locks, CD. Roof rack, alloy wheels and more. Pristine condition, no accidents, clean title and CarFax. Only $18,300. 505-954-1054.

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

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


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2008 BMW X5 3.0si AWD. Pristine recent trade-in, factory CERTIFIED with warranty & maintenance until 9/2014, low miles, clean CarFax $25,871. Call 505-216-3800.

2006 Kia Sportage AWD

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

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

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

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



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MINIATURE DACHSHUND, AKC. Longhaired female. Will stay small. Black & tan. 12 weeks old, 2 shots. Champion Sire. $600. 505-473-1622

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Sheila is a cuddly companion, the perfect house dog! She is 2.5 years old, brown, mixed breed, spayed female, 40 lbs. Sheila loves adults, is ok with cats, but asks for a home without kids or dogs. Crate trained, leash trained, house trained! Likes occasional walks but TV marathons on the couch are just as good! Call Jacinta at 505-433-8617.

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2004 HONDA Accord LX, super clean in and out, clear title with only 86500 mi. $5200 firm. Call or even text me 717-902-9335. Thanks

1977 2-DOOR OLDSMOBILE REGAL. V8. Excellent condition. Nice paint job! Good upholstery. A bargain at $1,295 OBO. 505-412-0197, OR 505-660-0165.

1995 BMW i525. Needs transmission. $1500 OBO. 505-554-6244










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2007 Mini Cooper S. WOW! Only 34k miles! Immaculate, 1 owner clean CarFax, turbo, well-equipped only $14,981. Call 505-216-3800.

2006 BMW Z4 M

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

2007 Subaru Forester Premium

Ultra clean, all wheel drive Forester. Premium package has heated seats, panoramic moon roof, power windows, locks and driver’s seat, cruise control and more. Get a sweet deal on this Subie. Only $11,187. 505-954-1054.


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2010 Toyota Venza V6 AWD. Fully loaded with leather & panoramic roof, AWD, 1 owner clean CarFax, luxurious, practical & reliable! $24,371. Call 505-216-3800.

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


Another One Owner, 54000 Miles, Carfax, Garaged, Non-Smoker, Service Records, Manual-6Spd, Gas saver Mpg 36-45, Loaded, Pristine $19,650.


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

2008 Infiniti G35X AWD. Super low miles 42k! recent trade-in, 1 owner clean CarFax, fully equipped $20,871. Call 505-216-3800.

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



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

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

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Another One Owner, Local, 85, 126 Miles, Every Service Record, Carfax, Garaged, Non-Smoker, XKeys, Manuals, Third Row Seat, New Tires, Pristine. $13,950

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



2004 Nissan Murano SE AWD. Another Lexus trade-in! Low miles, loaded, leather, moonroof, new tires, just serviced! clean CarFax $10,871. Call 505-216-3800.

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

2002 Porsche Boxster S

Accident free with only 65k original miles. 6 speed manual, high horsepower 3.2 motor, tan leather with heated seats. Perfect electric top with glass rear window. 4 Michelin Pilots on alloy rims. Winter sale priced at $13,888. 505-954-1054.

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


Paul 505-983-4945 2008 TOYOTA Sienna LE. Just 59k miles, another 1-owner Lexus trade-in! clean CarFax, immaculate condition $15,941. Call 505-2163800.

1997 850 VOLVO. Automatic, FWD. White. Good condition. Sunroof, heated leather seats. 130k highway miles. $2,800 or best offer. 505-8198997

sfnm«classifieds LEGALS ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS INVITATION FOR BIDS SURFACE TREATMENT AGGREGATE IFB #2014-0183PW/MS The Santa Fe County is requesting bids for the purpose of procuring Surface Treatment Aggregate for use by Santa Fe County Departments. Santa Fe County intends to award a multiple source price agreement pursuant to Section 13-1-153 NMSA 1978. Bids may be held for ninety (90) days subject to all action by the County. Santa Fe County reserves the right to reject any and all bids in part or in whole.

LEGALS qualified bidders will receive consideration for contract(s) without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin, religion, ancestry, sex, age, physical and mental handicap, serious medical condition, disability, spousal affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Invitation for Bid packages may be obtained by contacting Maria B. Sanchez, Procurement Specialist, Senior, Santa Fe County Purchasing Division at (505) 9929864, through e-mail a t mbsanchez@santafe; or on our website at http://www.santafec rrent_bid_solicitation A completed bid s package shall be submitted in a sealed ANY BID RECEIVED container indicating AFTER THE DATE AND SPECIFIED the bid title and num- TIME ber along with the SHALL NOT BE ACbidding firm’s name CEPTED. and address clearly marked on the out- Legal#96161 side of the container. Published in the SanAll bids must be re- ta Fe New Mexican ceived by 2:00 PM December 17, 2013 (MT), on Friday, January 3, 2014 at the San- FIRST JUDICIAL ta Fe County Purchas- DISTRICT COURT ing Division, 142 W. COUNTY OF SANTA FE Palace Avenue (2nd STATE OF Floor), Santa Fe, NM NEW MEXICO 87501. By submitting a bid for the request- Case No. D-0101-PBed services each firm 2013-00211 is certifying that its bid is in compliance IN THE MATTER OF with regulations and THE ESTATE OF requirements stated PATRICIA A. ROMERO, within the IFB pack- Deceased. age. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT: All




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Notice is hereby given that Harold Romero has been appointed Personal Representative of the estate of the above named decedent. Creditors of the estate must present their claims within two months after the date of the first publication of this notice or be forever barred. CATRON, CATRON, POTTOW & GLASSMAN, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative P. O. Box 788 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-0788 (505) 982-1947 By Julia D. Catron Legal #96119 Published in The Santa Fe New Mexican on December 10, 17 2013



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p q p ranging from $10 to $300 Office furniture ranging from $5 to $300 Grab Bags $45.00 Items are subject to change. All items are used items they are "as-is" "where-is" with no guarantee or warrantee. Inspection of items will be on day of sale. All sales are final no refunds or exchanges. Only Cash, debit/credit cards or Cashiers Checks will be accepted; sorry no personal checks. For questions please call GENE PATTISON Co-Personal Repre- our office 476-1949. sentative Legal#96143 Published in the SanDON PATTISON Co-Personal Repre- ta Fe New Mexican December 16, 17, 18, sentative c/o Thompson, Hick- 2013 ey, Cunningham, Clow, April & Dolan, NOTICE OF SALE TO P.A. SATISFY JUDGMENT 460 St. Michael’s Drive, Suite 1000 NOTICE IS HEREBY Santa Fe, New Mexico GIVEN that the under87505 signed intends to sell (505) 988-2900 the personal property Legal #96118 described below to Published in The San- satisfy partially a ta Fe New Mexican on judgment pursuant to December 10, 17 2013 Section 3052 of the California Civil Code. The assignee of the NOTICE judgment creditor is TriStar History and Inc., Notice is hereby giv- Preservation, en that on Thursday Box 901242- Hangar 1, December 19, 2013 9200 NW 112th Street, the New Mexico State Kansas City Missouri Agency for Surplus 64190. Property will open Store Front Opera- The undersigned or tions to the public his designate will sell from 9:00am to at public sale by 4:00pm; at 1990 competitive bidding Siringo Rd., Santa Fe, on the 23rd day of DeNM 87505. cember, 2013, at 10:00 Items for sale will in- a.m. The auction will clude: take place at the Vehicles ranging from front door of the $700.00 to $5,000 courthouse of the Computer equipment First Judicial District against the Estate must be presented to the Co-Personal Representatives at the address shown below or filed in the above referenced cause in the First Judicial District Court of Santa Fe County, Judge Steve Herrera Judicial Complex, 225 Montezuma Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501, within two months after the date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors, or be forever barred.



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y Court, 225 Montezu- State of California. ma Avenue, Santa Fe, The debtor has not Santa Fe County, New paid the judgment. Mexico 87501. The property will be The property to be sold at public auction sold is a Lockheed L- to the highest bidder 1011-385 TriStar wide for cash. Purchases body jet airliner, reg- must be paid for in istration no. CS-TMR, cash at the time of including all engines, sale. The judgment being more specifi- assignee may bid at cally identified as the auction. All purESN 14727, ESN 14822, chased items are sold and ESN 14793, and as is, where is, with associated parts, all faults. Purchasers avionics, compo- will adhere to the nents, and equipment standard policies of installed thereon. the Southern CaliforThe judgment debtor nia Logistics Airport is regarding terms and conditions for storage, and will be liable L U Z A I R T R A N S P O R T E S for storage and other AEREOS, SA airport charges incurAEROPORT DE LISBOA red after purchase. PARQUE DELTA, ED. C1 Purchases shall be 1749-035 LISBON POR- removed from the TUGAL airport property within 60 days of the sale. The owner of the The sale is subject to property is believed cancellation in the to be event of settlement between the assignee Banco Espirito Santo and the debtor or Av. da Liberdade, 195 other party. 1250-142 Lisbon, Portugal Robert J. Andreotti Attorney for TriStar The purpose of the History and Preservapublic sale is to satis- tion, Inc. fy the judgment against said debtor entered in VAL Hold- Legal #96179 ings, LLC v. Luzair Published in The SanTransportes Aereos, ta Fe New Mexican on SA, Cause Number 08- December 10 and 17, 35785-H4-11, in the 2013. United States Bankruptcy Court for the The New Mexico Southern District of Health Insurance ExTexas, Houston Divi- change (NMHIX) sion, such judgment Board of Directors being signed on will hold a Special March 18, 2010. The Board Meeting at 8:30 amount of the judg- AM to 3:00 p.m. on ment is $300,000.00, Wednesday, Decemtogether with charg- ber 18, 2013 at the Ales and expenses of buquerque Marriott the sale as permitted Pyramid located at by the laws of the 5151 San Francisco





Road NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico. If an individual with a disability is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the meeting, please contact the NMHIX office at 1505-314-5200 prior to the meeting. The agenda for the meeting shall be available at least seventy two (72) hours before the meeting at (1) the administrative offices of the NMHIX, located at 6301 Indian School Road NE #100, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and (2) on the NMHIX website, m/. Interested persons may also contact the NMHIX at 1505-314-5200 or by email at for a copy of the agenda.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Proposals Due By: Friday, December 23, 2013

Legal#96052 Published in the Santa Fe New Mexican December 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 2013 The New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange (NMHIX) has recently issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for A-133 Financial Audit. NMHIX is seeking proposals from qualified, independent certified public accountants that are capable of performing an A-133 compliant single audit for fiscal year 2013. RFP



For more information, please see Financial Audit RFP at m / v e n d o r e m p l o y m e n t pportunities/vendoropportunities/ Legal#96162 Published in the Santa Fe New Mexican December 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 2013 THE POJOAQUE VALLEY SCHOOLS Student Services Office has initiated the process for destruction of records. Students who were in attendance from 2004-2008 who received Special Education services may pick up their Special Education records at: Student Services, at Pablo Roybal Elementary, Room A1, 1574 State Road 502, Santa Fe, NM 87506, M-F, 8-4. Please call 455-0801 with any questions. Final destruction of records will occur on January 17, 2014. Legal #96126 Published in The Santa Fe New Mexican on December 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31 2013

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The stars show the kind of day you’ll have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013: This year others, both from your professional and personal life, constantly seek you out. Cancer handles your funds too carelessly. Seek advice elsewhere. ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH Return calls as soon as possible, and schedule a meeting quickly. Listen to your inner voice in the afternoon. Tonight: Love being at home. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH Weigh the pros and cons of a risk. What seems good in the morning might feel like a bad bet by late afternoon. Tonight: Hang out with a pal. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH You will head into the morning determined to follow through on a call or meeting that evaded your attention yesterday. Tonight: Play the role of Santa’s helper. Snap to it! CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH You could start off the day on the wrong foot, but by the end of it, you’ll be smiling despite the fact that a roommate or loved one seems irritated about an issue. Tonight: Do what you want. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Pivotal meetings in the morning will force you to take stock of your life. By the afternoon, a quieter, more sensitive mood weaves through your day. Tonight: Go for a good night’s sleep. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH You’ll have a discussion with someone in power whom you might have considered a problem. Tonight: Opt for a heartto-heart talk with this friend.

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

Subject: PEOPLE NAMED BROWN (e.g., Plaintiff of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education case. Answer: Oliver Brown.)

FRESHMAN LEVEL 1. Famous American a bolitionist. Answer________ 2. Actor and comedian noted for his enormous smile. Answer________ 3. Governor of California. Answer________ GRADUATE LEVEL 4. Author of The Da Vinci Code. Answer________

5. Record-setting running back for the Cleveland Browns from 1957 to 1965. Answer________ 6. Seventh on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Answer________ PH.D. LEVEL 7. She was the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for 32 years. Answer________ 8. Baseball pitcher nicknamed “Three Finger.” Answer________ 9. First person to have been conceived by in vitro fertilization Answer________


1. John Brown. 2. Joe E. Brown. 3. Pat Brown or Jerry Brown. 4. Dan Brown. 5. Jim Brown. 6. James Brown. 7. Helen Gurley Brown. 8. Mordecai Brown. 9. Louise Brown. SCORING: 18 points — congratulations, doctor; 15 to 17 points — honors graduate; 10 to 14 points — you’re plenty smart, but no grind; 4 to 9 points — you really should hit the books harder; 1 point to 3 points — enroll in remedial courses immediately; 0 points — who reads the questions to you? (c) 2013 Ken Fisher


The Cryptoquip is a substitution cipher in which one letter stands for another. If you think that X equals O, it will equal O throughout the puzzle. Single letters, short words and words using an apostrophe give you clues to locating vowels. Solution is by trial and error. © 2013 by King Features Syndicate, Inc.


LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH You might be more aware of a boss and his or her expectations. In a sense, you tend to go along with this person’s ideas probably more than you need to. Tonight: You could be up very late.

Husband will not stop watching porn Dear Annie: My husband likes to watch porn. I don’t care to watch it myself, but if my husband asks me to join him in his viewing, I will. Recently, I found out that my husband was watching porn on his phone at work. When I confronted him, he claimed it was just an advertising pop-up. But I knew he was not being truthful. I checked his phone and found that these were actual websites that you have to log on to in order to view the contents. I don’t like him to watch porn at all, but I’d rather we watch together than know he’s accessing live webcam shows and chat rooms. I consider this to be cheating. I have told him how it makes me feel and have asked him to stop. But he says he’s going to continue because he enjoys it and sees nothing wrong with it. Now he erases the data from his phone so I won’t see it. After 28 years together, he is now deceiving me, and I am terribly hurt. He doesn’t seem to care how I feel or that he is damaging the trust between us. What did I do wrong for him to treat me this way? I have asked him to see a marriage counselor or a sex therapist with me, but he’s not interested. I love him, but I don’t think I can live with this kind of life. Do you think watching and chatting with a real naked woman online is cheating? What about watching porn behind your wife’s back? Is this normal behavior in a marriage? — Angel in Anaheim Dear Angel: A marriage is not healthy when one partner doesn’t care about the feelings of the other. Unlike old-fashioned pornography, the Internet provides real women, in real time, performing virtual sex acts. This not only creates unrealistic expectations of one’s actual partner, but it can become addictive. Your husband may not be having an affair, but he is both sexually and emotionally connected to other women, which could be considered cheating.

Sheinwold’s bridge

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Keep reaching out to a key associate or adviser who is an excellent source of information and who serves as your confidant. Tonight: Nothing self-destructive. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH Deal with others directly. Do not delegate; otherwise, you could feel very uncomfortable with the results. Tonight: Join a friend to catch up on holiday news. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH Others defer to you frequently. Your dominance and how you see a situation could change radically. Tonight: Now go have some fun. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHH Pace yourself; you have a lot to accomplish. An unexpected matter needs resolution. First you need to detach in order to find the right answer. Tonight: Hunker down at home. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH Your creativity emerges, which might make you rather unpredictable. A friend or associate might decide to join in the fun. Tonight: Use your high energy constructively. Jacqueline Bigar

Chess quiz

BLACK WINS A PIECE Hint: Just take it. Solution: 1. … Rxf4! does it. If 2. gxf4, … Rg8! (threatens 3. … Rg1 mate) etc.

Today in history Today is Tuesday, Dec. 17, the 351st day of 2013. There are 14 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in history: On Dec. 17, 1938, German chemists Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann discovered nuclear fission by splitting the nuclei of uranium into lighter elements while performing experiments in Berlin.

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Since your husband refuses to go for counseling, please go on your own and sort it out. Dear Annie: My husband, “Tom,” passed away nearly three years ago. He had a lot of friends, most of whom I haven’t seen since Tom’s funeral. Our daughter has since gotten engaged, and we are now in the process of creating the guest list. Are we obligated to invite Tom’s closest friends even though they have made no effort to stay in touch with our family? — Bitter in Vermont Dear Bitter: Unless your daughter would like these people to be invited, you are not obligated to include those “friends” who have made no effort to stay in your life (or hers) for the past three years. Our condolences. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “No Early Bird in California” about DPSD, a circadian rhythm disorder that prevents people from having a regular sleep schedule. It has a name! Thank heavens! No one can understand the frustration and struggle I have had with this all of my life. I have tried so hard to go to sleep at a normal hour and wake up early, but cannot. I miss out on a lot, but I can’t help it. I feel fine when I am able to live according to my natural schedule, working night jobs and hanging out with other night people. — Night Owl Dear Night Owl: Many readers were surprised and delighted to discover that their late-night sleep schedule could be identified. Here’s another viewpoint: Dear Annie: I am typically up until 2 a.m. and sleep until 10. I get my eight hours each night. I do whatever my day calls for during my waking hours with no problem. Why should this be called a disorder? My order is fine. Who determines what is “normal”? Different is not synonymous with abnormal. — Massachusetts




















Santa Fe New Mexican, Dec. 17, 2013  

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