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Demons rally to victory Santa Fe notches its 4th win of the year by defeating Bernalillo 70-57 Friday at Toby Roybal Gymnasium. SPOrTS, B-1

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The Santa Fe Police Department arrested a 20-year-old man Thursday morning who recently made headlines after a woman took cellphone video of him when she thought he was trying to break into her home through a window.

This time, police caught Dariush Esfandi as he was reportedly leaving a home in the 3000 block of Calle Caballero through a broken back window. The arrest is the fourth for Esfandi, 1071 Highland Way, within the past year. In the recent arrest, officers charged him


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Panel may cut cash for gov.’s reforms from education bill Revised plan gives individual schools more control on how to spend money By Patrick Malone The New Mexican

Lawmakers urged the Navajo Nation to agree to limit its gambling operations to three existing casinos during Friday hearings at the state Capitol. The Legislative Committee on Compacts voted to send a proposed agreement back to the tribe and governor for further negotiations. The deal would have allowed the tribe to operate five Las Vegas-style casinos on its reservation. The Navajo Nation was represented by delegate LoRenzo Bates, left, and President Ben Shelly. See story, Page A-5. JANE PHILLIPS/THE NEW MEXICAN

Former aide says Christie lied about bridge-lane closure Accuser offers little details, no evidence to back up charges By Robert Costa and David A. Fahrenthold

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One of the key players in a scandal surrounding Chris Christie accused the New Jersey governor on Friday of lying about his role. David Wildstein, a former Christie appointee who presided over the George Washington Bridge lane closures at the center of the controversy, said through a letter from his attorney that “evidence exists … tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures, during the period when the lanes were closed, contrary to what the Governor stated publicly.” Christie’s office denied the accusation. Wildstein is the first Christie ally to publicly question the governor’s account, and his claim could further damage Christie as he tries to restore his image amid aggressive investigations by


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Democratic lawmakers and a federal prosecutor. Also Friday, Bill Stepien, a longtime political adviser to Christie, said he would refuse to testify before the state legislative committee investigating the episode — raising the possibility that more damaging information could emerge. Wildstein, who attended the same high school as Christie, was appointed by Christie to a position at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. In September, Wildstein and another of Christie’s top appointees at the Port Authority ordered the lane closures, causing four days of gridlock in Fort Lee, N.J., apparently as retribution against the town’s mayor for not endorsing Christie for reelection. Wildstein resigned in December. “Mr. Wildstein contests the accuracy of various statements that the Governor made about him and he could prove the accuracy of some,” wrote his attorney, Alan Zegas.

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The House Appropriations and Finance Committee is considering an education spending bill that strips funding for many of Gov. Susana Martinez’s signature public school reforms. The committee this week proposed several changes to House Bill 3, introduced by Rep. Mimi Stewart, D-Albuquerque, chairwoman of the House Education Committee. It shifts more control over spending choices from the Martinez administration to individual school districts, including proposed pay hikes for teachers. The committee is expected to vote on the roughly $2.7 billion bill Monday. It will give districts power over about $148 million in increased spending from the general fund. Martinez, as well as many state lawmakers, have emphasized education as a priority in this 30-day session. For instance, the governor wants to earmark $12 million to reward up to 2,000 teachers and principals rated “highly effective” or “exemplary.” But the revised bill gives districts money to allocate the raises as they see fit. “Merit pay should be controlled by the school districts,”

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A sign that reads ‘Stop the Transcanada Pipeline’ stands in a field near Bradshaw, Neb. The Keystone XL pipeline would run through this field.

The number of Monarch butterflies wintering in New Mexico have decreased to lowest levels since 1993 as signs of migration have vanished. LIfe & ScIence, A-9


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Study paves way for Keystone XL pipeline By Matthew Daly

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WASHINGTON — The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a major hurdle toward approval Friday, a serious blow to environmentalists’ hopes that President Barack Obama will block the controversial project running more than 1,000 miles from Canada through the heart of the U.S. The State Department reported no major environmental objections to the proposed $7 billion pipeline, which has become a symbol of the political debate over climate change. Republicans and some oil- and gas-producing states in the U.S. — as well as Canada’s minister of natural resources — cheered the report, but it further rankled environmentalists already at odds with Obama and his energy policy.

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The report stops short of recommending approval of the pipeline, but the review gives Obama new support if he chooses to endorse it in spite of opposition from many Democrats and environmental groups. Foes say the pipeline would carry “dirty oil” that contributes to global warming, and they also express concern about possible spills. Republicans and business and labor groups have urged Obama to approve the pipeline to create thousands of jobs and move further toward North American energy independence. The pipeline is also strongly supported by Democrats in oil and gas-producing states, including Sens. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Mark Begich of Alaska and Mark Pryor of Arkansas. All face re-election this year and could be politically damaged by rejection of the

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BEIRUT — Fighting in Syria killed nearly 1,900 people, including at least 430 civilians, during the week of U.N.-hosted peace talks in Switzerland, activists said Friday. The figures were reported by the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The peace conference didn’t produce any tangible results, although connections made in Switzerland are likely to develop into prolonged negotiations to try to resolve the war.

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Police find stolen John Paul II relic ROME — Police have recovered most of a piece of fabric stained by the blood of Pope John Paul II that was stolen from a church in central Italy. The fabric had been found in the garage of one of the three people detained for the theft. The relic went missing last week from the church in the Apennine mountains where John Paul liked to ski. It contained blood from when he was shot in 1981. John Paul, who died in 2005, will become a saint April 27.

Labrador retriever still nation’s top dog NEW YORK — The Labrador retriever was the nation’s most popular dog breed last year for a 23rd year in a row. The American Kennel Club said Friday that’s the longest that any breed has been top dog since the organization’s founding in 1884. German shepherds, golden retrievers, beagles and bulldogs are holding steady in the Top 5. Yorkshire terriers, boxers, poodles, Rottweilers and dachshunds round out the Top 10. The Associated Press

On Sept. 17, 2013, pro-science supporters rally prior to a Texas State Board of Education hearing on proposed new science textbooks in Austin, Texas. The Texas Board of Education tightened rules on who can serve on citizen review panels that scrutinize proposed textbooks for use statewide, hoping to tamp down future controversies over evolution and other issues. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO

Texas board tightens rules for textbook review panels By Will Weissert

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AUSTIN, Texas he Texas Board of Education imposed tighter rules Friday on the citizen review panels that scrutinize proposed textbooks, potentially softening fights over evolution, religion’s role in U.S. history and other ideological matters that have long seeped into what students learn in school. Tension over the issue has been building for years in the country’s second most populous state, where the textbook market is so large that changes can affect the industry nationwide. Critics complain that a few activists with religious or political objections have too much power to shape what the state’s more than 5 million public school students are taught. The 15-member education board approves textbooks for school districts to use, but objections raised by reviewers can influence its decisions. The volunteer review panels are often dominated by social conservatives who want more skepticism about evolution included in science textbooks, arguing that a higher power helped create the universe. The board also had long been controlled by social conservatives before election defeats weakened their voting bloc in recent years — but not before its culture war clashes drew national headlines. Those members pushed for deemphasizing climate change in science classes, and requiring social studies students to learn about the Chris-


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tian values of America’s founding fathers and evaluate whether the United Nations undermined U.S. sovereignty. Among the changes approved Friday was a mandate that teachers or professors be given priority for serving on the textbook review panels for subjects in their areas of expertise. They also enable the board to appoint outside experts to check objections raised by review panels and ensure they are based on fact, not ideology. “It won’t eliminate politics, but it will make it where it’s a more informed process,” said Thomas Ratliff, a Republican board member who pushed for the changes, which he said “force us to find qualified people, leave them alone, and let them do their jobs.” The new rules were unanimously approved. An outspoken conservative on the board, David Bradley, said he did his best to insert language mitigating what was approved. But he said “liberals are really trying to make it difficult for Christians and conservatives to have a voice in public education.” “Certainly there are some members that were unhappy with some of the experts that we’ve had in the past and certain reviewers,” said Bradley, a Republican from Beaumont. “Maybe it’s embarrassing when citizens step forth and show some of the blatant inaccuracies in our American history, references to our founding fathers, our Christian heritage, truly errors. But to try and silence them with intimidation, I

think, is wrong and that’s what this is all about,” he said. Other changes require proposed books to be reviewed by at least two panel members, so that a single volunteer can’t raise objections. The new rules also require panelists to submit majority and minority reports about proposed material, and restrict board members’ contact with reviewers to avoid unfair influence. A more ambitious plan that would have allowed the education board to remove panelists for inappropriate behavior failed 9-6 earlier in the week. Friday’s changes will take effect before the board tackles the potentially thorny adoption of new social studies textbooks later this year. The board can force publishers to edit the content of textbooks for such classes, sometimes based on review panel suggestions, because Texas has such a large market for the books, and those revisions can make it into textbooks sold around the country. The catalyst for revamping the citizen review panels came last summer, when ardent evolution skeptics — including a nutritionist and a chemical engineer — caused a tumultuous fight. They challenged a proposed biology textbook that they claimed contained too much information on natural selection, Charles Darwin’s theory on how life on earth evolved. Ratliff refused to predict whether they would help avoid the raucous board debates of the past. But he said the education board has come a long way.

WASHINGTON — Roman Polanski. Edward Snowden. Manuel Noriega. Over the years, the famous and the infamous have been caught up in the legal process called extradition, which governs whether one country will turn over fugitives from justice to another country. It may ultimately be the turn of Amanda Knox, whose murder conviction in the stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, raising the specter of a long extradition fight. She says she’ll never willingly go back to Italy. The Knox case is special because it raises the question of whether the U.S. government would send one of its own citizens to a foreign country to face a long prison term. The answer: It’s been done before, though in less high-profile cases involving the governments of Canada, Mexico and other nations. The U.S. has extradition treaties with more than 100 countries, including Italy, providing what would appear to be a strong legal foundation in favor of a request for Knox’s return to Italy. “It’s absolutely not the case that an individual will not be extradited just because they are a U.S. citizen,” says Douglas McNabb, an international criminal defense attorney and an expert in international extradition law. Time is on the side of Knox’s lawyers. Proceedings could take up to a year to play out in the Italian courts. If Italy were to file a provisional arrest warrant after the Italian proceedings end, Knox’s lawyers could take the U.S. government through a judicial process in the courts and an administrative process at the State Department, which would make the decision. The U.S. has had an extradition treaty with Italy since 1984 and has denied at least several requests since then. Mary Fan, a former federal prosecutor, suggested that any decision by the State Department on whether to return Knox to Italy is “a matter of both law and politics.” From a U.S. standpoint, the case at first seems to raise questions about double jeopardy — being tried twice for the same offense, something that’s barred by the U.S. Constitution. Knox was first convicted, then acquitted, then, on Thursday, the initial conviction was reinstated. Some observers dismiss the double-jeopardy argument because Knox’s acquittal was not finalized by Italy’s highest court. On Thursday, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said she is “very concerned and disappointed by this verdict” in the Italian court. Knox is from Seattle.

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KIEV, Ukraine — The bloody images of Ukrainian opposition supporter Dmytro Bulatov, who says he was abducted and tortured for more than a week, have fueled fears among anti-government activists that extrajudicial squads are being deployed to intimidate the protest movement. Bulatov, who was in charge of a vocal protest group before he disappeared Jan. 22, recounted a gruesome ordeal, saying his unidentified kidnappers beat him, sliced off part of his ear and nailed him to a door during his time in captivity. “There isn’t a spot on my body that hasn’t been beaten,” Bulatov, 35, said Friday in a short video from his hospital ward. “They crucified me by nailing me to a door with something and beat me strongly all the while.” The government has faced two months of major protests that started after President Victor Yanukovych backed out of an agreement to deepen ties with the European Union in favor of Russia.


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Saturday, Feb. 1 JOURNEY TO CHINA WITH LE ROSSIGNAL: Bring your kids ages 3-5 for an introduction to opera through dance, song, and costumes, 9:3011:30 a.m. First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave. PAIGE GRANT: The author reads from Kitten Caboodle; kitten adoptions follow, 10:30 a.m., Op.Cit. Books, 500 Montezuma Ave., Suite 101, Sanbusco Center. SOUPER BOWL XX: Annual Food Depot fundraiser; localchef-prepared soups and recipes, noon-2 p.m., Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St. THE JOYS AND CHALLENGES OF COLLECTING: A discussion with Eric Gustafson; part of Santa Fe Gallery Association’s Art Matters/Collections program, 3-5 p.m., Pippin Contemporary, 200 Canyon Road.

NIGHTLIFE Saturday, Feb. 1 THE JEWEL IN THE MANUSCRIPT: Rosemary Zibart’s play about Fyodor Dostoevsky, 7:30 p.m., Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta. ANASAZI RESTAURANT & BAR: Guitarist Jesus Bas, 7-10 p.m., 113 Washington Ave. CANTICUM NOVUM WINTER

CONCERTS: The chorus and orchestra perform works by Mozart, Schubert, Cimarosa, Hovhaness, and Holst; lecture by Oliver Prezant one hour ahead of show, 7 p.m., St. Francis Auditorium, 107 W. Palace Ave. COWGIRL BBQ: Bill Hearne Trio, classic country, 2-5 p.m.; Americana band Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery, 8:30 p.m., 319 S. Guadalupe St. DUEL BREWING: Local contemporary Balkan-folk trio Rumelia, 7-10 p.m., 1228 Parkway Drive. EL FAROL: Controlled Burn, classic rock and country covers, 9 p.m., 808 Canyon Road. GEORGE WINSTON: R&B pianist, 7:30 p.m., Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St. LA POSADA DE SANTA FE RESORT AND SPA: Pat Malone Jazz Trio, featuring vocalist Whitney Carroll Malone, 6-9 p.m., 330 E. Palace Ave. MINE SHAFT TAVERN: Booze Bombs, German rockabilly, 7-11 p.m., 2846 N.M. 14. PRANZO ITALIAN GRILL: Pianist David Geist and vocalist Julie Trujillo, 6-9 p.m., 540 Montezuma Ave. SECOND STREET BREWERY: Folk singer-songwriter Steve Guthrie, 6-9 p.m., 1814 Second St. SECOND STREET BREWERY

AT THE RAILYARD: Folk singer/songwriter Steve Guthrie, 7-10 p.m., 1607 Paseo de Peralta. TINY’S: Showcase karaoke with Nanci and Cyndi, 8:30 p.m., 1005 St. Francis Drive, Suite 117. UPPER CRUST PIZZA: Singer/ songwriter Michael Clay Mills, 6-8 p.m., 329 Old Santa Fe Trail.

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Death penalty for bomb suspect may be difficult Poll: Boston residents favor life sentence, not execution, for Tsarnaev By Denise Lavoie

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BOSTON — Given the powerful grief and anger over the Boston Marathon bombing, Boston would seem to be a particularly hostile place for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to stand trial. But it might just be his best hope of escaping a death sentence. Opposition to the death penalty runs deep in liberal Massachusetts. In a Boston Globe survey in September, 57 percent of Massachusetts residents polled favored life in prison for Tsarnaev, while 33 percent favored execution. As Tsarnaev’s lawyers weigh whether to attempt to move his trial out of town, away from those most deeply traumatized by the bombing, some legal experts say staying put might be a better strategy, even though emotions in the city are raw. “I’d rather take my shot with the citizens of Massachusetts,” said Christopher Dearborn, a professor at Boston’s Suffolk Law School. “We’re at the

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, bloody and with the red dot of a sniper’s rifle laser sight on his head, emerges from a boat at the time of his capture on April 19, 2013. COURTESY MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE

highest irony here: We’re going to have a death penalty trial in a state where a majority of our citizens don’t support the death penalty.” Federal prosecutors announced Thursday that they will seek the death penalty against Tsarnaev, 20, when he

goes on trial in the bombing last April that killed three people and injured more than 260 at the crowded finish line of the race. No trial date has been set. Massachusetts abolished its death penalty in 1984, and repeated attempts

to reinstate it have failed in the Legislature. But Tsarnaev is being prosecuted under federal law. If he is convicted, the jury will take part in a second phase of the trial to decide whether he should get life or death. The jury must be unanimous for a death sentence to be imposed. During jury selection, potential jurors will be asked about their views on capital punishment. To be selected, jurors must attest that they are willing to impose the death penalty if the evidence warrants it. Federal prosecutors have asked a jury for the death penalty in Massachusetts in two other cases. A veterans hospital nurse who killed four patients was spared by a federal jury in 2001 in the western Massachusetts city of Springfield. But a jury in Boston in 2003 voted for the death penalty for a drifter convicted in the carjack killings of two men. Attorney David Hoose, who represented the nurse, said Tsarnaev’s lawyers are likely to hire jury experts who conduct polls and do other research to determine if he can receive a fair trial in Boston federal court, which draws

Obama hints at immigration reform WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s new declaration that he’s open to legalizing many immigrants short of citizenship sounds a lot like House Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders, an election-year compromise that numerous Republicans as well as Democrats crave. But the drive for the first overhaul in three decades still faces major resistance from many Republicans who are wary that the divisive issue could derail what they see as a smooth glide path to winning November’s congressional elections. And they deeply distrust the Democratic president to enforce the law. Just hours after Boehner pitched immigration to the GOP at a Maryland retreat, Obama suddenly indicated he would be open to legal status for many of the 11 million living here illegally, dropping his onceironclad insistence on a special path to citizenship. Democrats, including Obama, and other immigration proponents have warned repeatedly about the creation of a two-tier class system. “If the speaker proposes something that says right away, folks aren’t being deported, families aren’t being separated, we’re able to attract top young students to provide the skills or start businesses here, and then there’s a regular process of citizenship, I’m not sure how wide the divide ends up being,” Obama said in a CNN interview that was recorded Thursday and aired Friday. Obama’s flexibility is an indication of the president’s desire to secure an elusive legislative achievement before voters decide whether to hand him more opposition in Congress. Republicans are expected to maintain their grip on the House and have a shot at grabbing the majority in the Senate. “I’m going to do everything I can in the coming months to see if we can get this over the finish line,” Obama said Friday of an immigration overhaul in a Google Plus Hangout talk. In an earlier compromise, Obama signaled late last year that he could accept the House’s piecemeal, bill-by-bill approach to immigration changes after months of backing a comprehensive, bipartisan Senate bill. Notably, he calibrated his comments on immigration in his State of the Union address this week. “I think he realizes that this is a very delicate issue, it’s very controversial and I think his recent statements have been very, very positive in allowing us to move forward,” Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., a proponent of immigration overhaul, told reporters Friday. Boehner tried to sell his reluctant broader caucus on tackling immigration this year by casting it as critical to job creation, economic growth and national security. The speaker, along with Reps. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Jeff Denham, R-Calif., argued for action in a closed-door session with other House Republicans. Boehner rejected the idea of a

special path to citizenship. “If Democrats insist on that, then we are not going to get anywhere this year,” he said. But several Republicans questioned the strategy of pushing a contentious issue that divides the caucus and angers conservative GOP voters — especially since the party has been capitalizing on Obama’s abysmal approval ratings and on Democrats’ troubles in defending the national health care overhaul.

“Why in the world would we want to change the subject to comprehensive immigration reform,” said Rep. John Fleming, R-La., who called it a “suicide mission” for the GOP. A White House official said the details of a legalization plan would be crucial and administration support could hinge on whether those given legal status would have the option to eventually become citizens. The White House was

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jurors from the metropolitan area and the rest of eastern Massachusetts. “It is not always as obvious a decision as you might think, especially when you’re in a place like Boston, which by reputation has always been the center of [death penalty] abolitionist beliefs,” Hoose said. “You have to weigh that against the raw emotional impact that most people in the eastern section of Massachusetts are going to have.” Victims of the bombing and their families had mixed reactions to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to press for execution. Even Tsarnaev’s friends are struggling with the question of whether he should be put to death if he is found guilty. “I don’t know if I wish him the best or the worst,” said Rebecca Mazur, who went to high school with him. “He certainly screwed up, but he is still a human being.” Marvin Salazar also went to high school with Tsarnaev but spent two years working with Krystle Campbell, one of those killed in the bombing. “I’m in a tough position,” he said. “I don’t know what justice is.”

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Police believe Dariush Esfandi was attempting to break into a home Jan. 6 in the 7000 block of Valentine Loop, near Capital High School. When he noticed a woman recording the incident, however, he fled. Watch the video on our website, COURTESY IMAGE FROM VIDEO

Video: Police blame repeat offenders for most of burglaries Continued from Page A-1

In this Dec. 3, 2012, photo, crews work on construction of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline near Winona, Texas. In a move that disappointed environmental groups and cheered the oil industry, the Obama administration said it had no major environmental objections to the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO

Pipeline: Foes fear climate change impact Continued from Page A-1 pipeline. Republican Mitt Romney carried all three states in the 2012 presidential election. The 1,179-mile pipeline would travel through the heart of the United States, carrying oil derived from tar sands in western Canada to a hub in Nebraska, where it would connect with existing pipelines to carry more than 800,000 barrels of crude oil a day to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast. It would cross Montana and South Dakota before reaching Nebraska. An existing spur runs through Kansas and Oklahoma to Texas. Canadian tar sands are likely to be developed regardless of U.S. action on the pipeline, the report said, The report says oil derived from tar sands in Alberta generates about 17 percent more greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming than traditional crude. But the report makes clear that other methods of transporting the oil — including rail, trucks and barges — would release more greenhouse gases than the pipeline. U.S. and Canadian accident investigators warned last week about the dangers of oil trains that transport crude oil from North Dakota and other states to refineries in the U.S. and Canada. The officials urged new safety rules, cautioning that a major loss of life could result from an accident involving the increasing use of trains to transport large amounts of crude oil. An alternative that relies on shipping the oil by rail through the central U.S. to Gulf Coast refineries would generate 28 percent more greenhouse gases than a pipeline, the report said. State Department approval is needed because the pipeline crosses a U.S. border. Other agencies will have 90 days to comment before Secretary of State John Kerry makes a recommendation to Obama on whether the project is in

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the national interest. A final decision is not expected before summer. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the report “once again confirms that there is no reason for the White House to continue stalling construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.” McConnell said: “Mr. President, no more stalling, no more excuses. Please pick up that pen you’ve been talking so much about and make this happen. Americans need these jobs.” However, a top official at the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group, said the report gives Obama all the information he needs to reject the pipeline. “Piping the dirtiest oil on the planet through the heart of America would endanger our farms, our communities, our fresh water and our climate,” said Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, the NRDC’s international program director. “That is absolutely not in our national interest.”


The report said the pipeline was likely to have an adverse effect on the endangered American burying beetle, found in South Dakota and Nebraska. But it said that could be offset by a monitoring program and other requirements on the pipeline operator. In Canada, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver welcomed the report and said officials there “await a timely decision” on the pipeline. “The choice for the United States is clear: oil supply from a reliable, environmentally responsible friend and neighbor or from unstable sources with similar or higher greenhouse gas emissions and lesser environmental standards,” he said. The new report comes only days after Obama’s State of the Union address, in which he reiterated his support for an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy that embraces a wide range of sources, from oil and natural gas to renewables such as wind and solar power. The remarks were a rebuff

to some of his environmental allies who argued that Obama’s support of expanded oil and gas production doesn’t make sense for a president who wants to reduce pollution linked to global warming. Obama blocked the Keystone XL pipeline in January 2012, saying he did not have enough time for a fair review before a deadline forced on him by congressional Republicans. That delayed the choice for him until after his re-election. Obama’s initial rejection went over badly in Canada, which relies on the U.S. for 97 percent of its energy exports. The pipeline is critical to Canada, which needs infrastructure in place to export its growing oil sands production In response, Obama quickly suggested development of an Oklahoma-to-Texas line to alleviate an oil bottleneck at a Cushing, Okla., storage hub. Oil began moving on that segment of the pipeline last week. The 485-mile southern section of the pipeline operated by Calgary-based TransCanada did not require presidential approval because it does not cross a U.S. border. TransCanada chief executive Russ Girling said he was pleased at the latest environmental review, the fifth released on the project since 2010. “The conclusions haven’t varied. They are the same as before,” he said. Environmental groups criticized the State Department for publishing the report before the department’s inspector general released findings of an inquiry into a contractor that worked on the review. Friends of the Earth and other groups say the contractor, Environmental Resources Management, has financial ties to TransCanada. “We feel confident there are no issues related to this contractor,” said Kerri Ann Jones, an assistant secretary of state who has overseen the Keystone review.

with aggravated burglary, aggravated battery against a household member, larceny, criminal damage to property, resisting arrest, a probation violation and failure to comply with a warrant. In the past, he has faced at least one drug-related charge and a count involving a stolen vehicle, and he pleaded no contest to a burglary charge last February. Esfandi is part of Santa Fe’s continuing property crime problem. Although property crime hit a record low in 2013, when the police department reported it had responded to 1,603 cases, it is still the most prevalent crime in Santa Fe, often fueled by heroin addiction, according to city police Chief Ray Rael and Santa Fe County Sheriff Robert Garcia. Police also have said that they believe the majority of burglaries in the city and county are committed by repeat offenders. Esfandi has become one of those serial burglary suspects. At about 10:50 a.m. Thursday, two police officers reportedly saw him leaving a home on Calle Caballero via a southfacing window. One of the officers ordered Esfandi to stop, but he ran toward a back fence and through an alley before tripping in the front yard of the home. While trying to handcuff Esfandi, Officer Patrick Pinson was cut, apparently by an open pocket knife officers found when they searched the suspect. Officers also recovered jewelry, which the resident later identified, and other items. Police believe Esfandi was attempting to break into a home Jan. 6 in the 7000 block of Valentine Loop, near Capital High School. When he noticed a woman recording the incident, however, he fled. The woman was able to capture video of him as he ran up the street and vanished around the corner. A few seconds later, the woman saw a blue car drive by with a person she thinks is the would-be burglar behind the wheel. Using the video, police were able to see the license plate number and match it to a car owned by Esfandi. In February 2013, Esfandi was arrested on a charges of aggravated fleeing from a law enforcement officer, receiving or transporting a stolen vehicle, tampering with evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with a revoked license, a stop sign violation, passing in a no-passing zone and a failure to comply with a warrant out of District Court. Eventually, most of those charges were dropped, and Esfandi pleaded no contest to aggravated fleeing from a law enforcement officer and residential burglary. According to court records, Esfandi agreed July 2 to spend four and a half years on supervised probation. As conditions of his probation, Esfandi agreed to avoid consuming “non-prescribed controlled substances.” He was ordered to undergo an alcohol and drug abuse assessment. But according to police records, officers picked up Esfandi on probation violations Aug. 23 and Oct. 31. Contact Chris Quintana at 986-3093 or cquintana@

FBI, tribal police investigating death of 13-month-old boy CRYSTAL — The FBI and tribal police are investigating the death of 13-month-old boy in New Mexico. The toddler’s body was found Friday morning in a culvert near Crystal chapter house on the Navajo Nation. Authorities say the cause of death is under investigation. The name of the boy hasn’t been released. FBI officials say the body likely was in the culvert for less than eight hours before it was discovered. The Associated Press

Bridge: Governor denies allegations; supporters rally to his defense Continued from Page A-1 Wildstein gave almost no details about what he is asserting is untrue in Christie’s accounts. And he said nothing about what the important evidence is, or who has it. That made it hard to judge what role Wildstein’s letter — first reported by The New York Times — would play in the investigations. In rejecting Wildstein’s accusations, a Christie aide said in an email: “Mr. Wildstein’s lawyer confirms what the Governor has said all along — he had absolutely no prior knowledge of the lane closures before they happened and whatever Mr. Wildstein’s motivations were for closing them to begin with.” The aide added: “As the Governor said in a December 13th press conference, he only first learned lanes were closed when it was reported by the press and as he said in a January 9th press conference, had no indication that this was anything other than a traffic study until he read otherwise the morning of January 8th. The Governor denies Mr. Wildstein’s lawyer’s other assertions.”

During a news conference in January, Christie said he only recently had learned that the closures had been ordered by his administration. “I had no knowledge of this — of the planning, the execution or anything about it — and that I first found out about it after it was over,” Christie said then. Even when he found out about it, he said then, “what I was told was that it was a traffic study.” Christie’s supporters were quick Friday to rally behind the governor, a possible Republican presidential hopeful. Anthony Carbonetti, a Republican consultant and Christie’s longtime friend, said Wildstein’s letter was “not a smoking gun.” “If he had a smoking gun, he would have immunity already,” Carbonetti said. “Wildstein’s letter does not contradict Christie and it’s the work of someone who is trying to get his legal bills paid.” Last month, Wildstein pleaded the Fifth Amendment when he appeared with Zegas before a state assembly hearing about the traffic snarl. In a January, Zegas told The Washington Post that Wildstein is eager to share fresh information, as long as state and federal prosecutors

grant him immunity. “My client is willing to speak freely if he is conferred immunity,” Zegas said. “If he is granted immunity, he will fully cooperate. In the meantime, he intends to fully comply with his legal obligations, and we will voluntarily supply more documents without redactions.” Wildstein and Christie both attended Livingston High School in northern New Jersey, with Wildstein graduating in 1979 and Christie in 1980. The school was enormous — about 600 students per class — and the two were vastly different. Christie was the hyper-social class president, and Wildstein an introvert. “We didn’t travel in the same circles in high school,” Christie said in his January press conference. But the two students had one overlapping interest. “They both were associated with the baseball team at the same time, Chris as a player, David as a statistician,” said Tony Hope, a coach at Livingston in those years. But, Hope said, Wildstein’s role with the team was mainly limited to watching games from the stands. “There was no friendship of Chris

Christie and David Wildstein during their high school days,” Hope said. “A casual acquaintance, at best.” In recent interviews, several of Christie’s fellow players also said they did not recall Wildstein and Christie being close. “I think he was the manger or the assistant manager of the team. He used to travel. But I never saw him and Chris hanging out,” said Mike Inga, a former player now living in San Diego. “It definitely wasn’t somebody that he would consider a friend.” The flurry of activity Friday created a fresh distraction for Christie, who has been busy with preparations for Sunday’s Super Bowl, which will be held in East Rutherford, N.J. He was undeterred Friday night, however, appearing at Howard Stern’s birthday party in New York City and introducing rock star Jon Bon Jovi. Pictures on Twitter showed Christie, clad in a suit, grasping a microphone as he addressed the glitzy crowd. “Happy birthday, Howard,” Christie said, according to an account in the Newark Star-Ledger. “I’m here to bring all praise from New Jersey to Howard Stern.”

2014 Legislature

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Lawmakers send Navajo gaming deal back to gov. Committee prefers compact that would limit tribe to 3 casinos By Uriel J. Garcia

The New Mexican

Lawmakers are urging the Navajo Nation to agree to limit its gambling operations to three existing casinos. On Friday, the Legislature’s Committee on Compacts voted to send an agreement on the terms and conditions of the Navajo gaming business back to the governor and the tribe for further negotiations. The governor negotiates tribes’ gambling compacts, but the deals

must be approved by the Legislature. However, lawmakers cannot amend the terms of the agreements. The compacts also must be sanctioned by the U.S. Department of the Interior. The Navajo Nation currently operates two Las Vegas-style casinos and one Class II casino — essentially, a bingo parlor. The tribe wants to open a third Las Vegas-style casino within five years of signing the new compact, then two more at least three years apart. Sen. Clemente Sanchez, D-Grants, a committee member, has warned that the additional casinos would saturate the state’s gambling market and wouldn’t be fair to tribes who haven’t yet negotiated gambling compacts

with the state. But Sen. John C. Ryan, R-Bernalillo, said if his colleagues keep sending the Navajo Nation back to renegotiate every single detail of its deal with the governor, the Legislature isn’t going to be able to pass an agreement. “If we keep amending this compact, we’re going to destroy it,” agreed Sen. John Pinto, D-San Juan, speaking in support of Ryan’s comments. “We have to respect the Navajo Nation.” Last year, the Legislature adjourned before voting on the proposed compact. Karis Begaye, a lawyer for the Navajo Nation, said there is a possibility that the tribe could upgrade its third gaming facility into Las Vegas-


style casino. But Navajo delegate LoRenzo Bates told the panel that the tribe isn’t going to accept fewer than five casinos. He added that the tribe won’t open additional gambling facilities until the state’s economy is stronger. The Navajo Nation, along with four other tribes — the Mescalero and Jicarilla Apaches as well as Acoma and Pojoaque pueblos — signed gambling compacts with the state in 2001. The deals are scheduled to expire next year. The compacts put no limit on the number of casinos allowed. The Martinez administration has given the proposed Navajo Nation compact its blessing.

Jessica Hernandez, a lawyer for the Governor’s Office, said the administration also has confirmed that the compact would be approved by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Last week, various pueblo officials spoke against the compact, specifically targeting the provision that would allow the Navajos to build more casinos in New Mexico. The officials told lawmakers it would disrupt the current revenue stream they depend on to sustain their tribes. Contact Uriel J. Garcia at 986-3062 or Follow him on Twitter at @ujohnnyg.

Bill to end cigarette tax cut draws fire from distributors Tobacco lobbyist says eliminating discount could mean less revenue for New Mexico By Steve Terrell The New Mexican

From left, Coloradas Mangas, 19, Trinity Enjady, 16, and Malia Enjady, 11, of the Mescalero Apache tribe, view art at the Roundhouse during a tour on Friday. JANE PHILLIPS/THE NEW MEXICAN

Legislative roundup Days remaining in session: 19 Here’s to you, Mr. and Mrs. Robinson: Nike founder and owner Phil Knight visited the New Mexico House of Representatives on Friday to honor Charles and Mara Robinson of Santa Fe. A memorial in the House sponsored by Speaker Kenny Martinez, D-Grants, recognized the Robinsons “as New Mexico living treasures” for their contributions to the state, particularly their support for arts and education. Knight met Charles Robinson, 94, in the early days of Nike — long before it sold $23 billion worth of merchandise in a year and catapulted Knight’s net worth past $16 billion. Charles Robinson served on the Nike board of directors for 33 years. After serving in World War II, Charles Robinson launched a career in international business, including founding Marcona Corp., a mining company in Peru, and later became an investment banker. He was appointed undersecretary for economic affairs by Secretary of State Henry Kissinger during President Gerald Ford’s administration. Mara Robinson, 84, is a former opera singer. She founded the Opera-West company in San Francisco in the 1950s and was a talent scout for The Santa Fe Opera and a founding member of the New Mexico School for the Arts. The Robinsons have lived in Santa Fe since 1978. They have three daughters. Does Moe know football? State Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas, the son of a sports writer, stood on the House floor Friday and guaranteed that the Seattle Seahawks will win Sunday’s Super Bowl against Denver. Maestas, D-Albuquerque, has an obvious bias for Seattle. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington. Maestas’ last prediction was that the House of Representatives would win the annual basketball game against the state Senate. He was nothin’ but net on that one. Push for emergency medication at schools: Children have died unnecessarily in New Mexico because emergency medications were not readily accessible at their schools, according to supporters of a bill that would make the medications more easily available.

Backers of Senate Bill 75 testified Thursday, when the measure cleared its first legislative hurdle with a pass in the Senate Public Affairs Committee. Next it moves to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The legislation sponsored by Sen. Mark Moores, R-Albuquerque, would allow schools to stock and provide emergency medications, such as EpiPens for allergic reactions to insect and food allergies, and inhalers for apparent respiratory distress. Under current law, schools cannot stock these medications, and they can only be administered if students provide them. Moores’ bill would permit short-term emergency care in schools for students suffering from certain medical conditions until emergency medical technicians arrive. “Most children have their first allergic reaction at school,” Moores said in a written statement. “Many parents don’t even know their child is allergic until there is a reaction at school.” The proposal in New Mexico follows a growing trend to allow schools to stock and administer emergency medications. Twenty-six states have similar laws, and 15 states joined those ranks in 2013, according to The Associated Press. Looking ahead: Monday, Feb. 3, is School Nutrition Day at the Legislature. The organization Farm to Table and The New Mexico Food and Agricultural Policy Council will be promoting two bills, SB 143 and HB 81, both of which would appropriate $1.44 million to purchase New Mexico produce for school meals. Quote of the day: “I log about 60,000 miles a year on New Mexico highways, and New Mexico State Police know me well.” — Rep. Eliseo Alcon, D-Milan, telling the New Mexico Press Association about lawmakers’ year-round work.

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Money: Vote slated for Monday Continued from Page A-1 said Rep. Luciano “Lucky” Varela, D-Santa Fe, who serves on the House Finance Committee and chairs the Legislative Finance Committee. “We’re still not in agreement with the executive [Martinez].” Gone from the bill is the $1.5 million the governor wanted to create a Parent Portal, so parents could more easily monitor how their children are doing in school, and roughly $2 million in books for elementary school students. On the other hand, the revised bill proposes $23.3 million, rather than the $19.3 million originally proposed by the governor, for K-3 Plus programs. Speaking by phone Friday, Public Education Secretary-designate Hanna Skandera said Stewart’s bill leaves “little to no room for true reform for our students. … HB 3 falls miserably

short for our kids in our state and for reform.” While praising the bump in K-3 Plus funds, Skandera said, “That is one good step for many failed steps in the bill.” Rep. Jimmie Hall, R-Albuquerque, and a member of the appropriations committee, said, “All I know is that they’re not funding the reform issues, so they can’t be implemented. If that’s a pushback on reforms, that’s a pushback.” Stewart said by phone that nothing has been decided. Hall and Skandera said Stewart did not solicit the input of the Public Education Department. Stewart said, “That’s not PED’s job. House Bill 3 is the purview of the House Education Committee, not the PED. … They don’t ask us for advice before they do their budget.” Contact Patrick Malone at 986-3017 or Robert Nott at 986-3021.

Cigarette distributors are fighting back against a proposal being pushed by a Santa Fe think tank that would end discounts for affixing tax stamps to cigarette packs. The tax-stamp provision is just one of several tax loopholes targeted in Senate Bill 10, sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem Mary Kay Papen and touted by Think New Mexico. In addition to closing loopholes, the bill would establish a “post-performance tax incentive,” in which companies could receive tax benefits only after creating high-paying jobs or making large investments in the state. Nearly all packs of cigarettes sold in the state must have a tax stamp affixed to prove that the state tax has been paid. Since the early 1940s — long before smoking became a widely recognized health hazard — the state has given a discount to distributors for affixing the stamps. Fred Nathan, executive director of Think New Mexico, has argued that the discount is akin to paying someone to obey the law. But lobbyist Marco Gonzales said Friday that ending the discount could lead to more contraband cigarettes in New Mexico. Gonzales is a lobbyist for McLane Company Inc., a Texas company that supplies cigarettes and food to convenience stores, drug stores, military bases and other retailers.

He said if the state ends the discount for distributors, the state Tax and Revenue Department would have to perform that task. This, he said, would lead to trucks on the road hauling unstamped cigarettes, which could lead to more contraband cigarettes in the state. Gonzales also argued that more contraband cigarettes could lead to less money for the state from the Tobacco Settlement Fund. “Eliminating the discount could hurt some of the very people that Think New Mexico wants to help,” he said. Gonzales said revenues from the tobacco settlement fund are based on market shares of cigarette sales, which would fall if there was an increase in contraband cigarettes. Nathan on Friday scoffed at this argument. “New Hampshire repealed its tax-stamp discount in 2003, and in that state, the tobacco distributors continue to affix the stamps, and there has not been an outbreak of contraband cigarettes in the wake of the repeal,” he said. Nathan also argued that there is nothing in SB 10 that would require the tax department to affix the stamps. Asked about that, Gonzales said the cigarette distributors and the state are in “a partnership.” He said 48 other states beside New Mexico have such discounts. Whoever wins this argument, the amount of money at stake is relatively small. Think

New Mexico estimates that eliminating the stamp discount would add only $178,000 annually to the state general fund. Nathan said eliminating the discount would add less than a penny to a pack of smokes. The stamp discount currently is 0.55 percent for less than $30,000 worth of stamps. The discount goes down to 0.44 percent for the next $30,000 in stamps, then down to a 0.27 percent discount for the next $30,000. The tax stamp provision isn’t the only part of the bill drawing fire from lobbyists. Lobbyist Dick Minzner said Friday that his client has problems with the section of SB 10 dealing with tax increment development districts (TIDDS). SB 10 calls for reducing the amount of tax revenues that may be dedicated to such a development from 75 percent to 30 percent. This, Minzner said, “would make TIDDS less useful for my client.” Minzner lobbies for the creditors who foreclosed on SunCal, which, before filing for bankruptcy, was planning a large development on Albuquerque’s West Mesa. The Legislature in 2009 rejected a proposed tax increment development district for the project. The Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee has yet to set a hearing for SB 10. Contact Steve Terrell at Read his political blog at

CYFD chief defends agency, explains staff vacancies Deines: Difficult, demanding work leads to turnover By Milan Simonich The New Mexican

The head of the state’s Children, Youth and Families Department defended her agency Friday, telling lawmakers that even an influx of money cannot solve all the problems that make protecting children one of the hardest jobs in state government. Yolanda Deines, the Cabinet secretary who oversees the department, said her agency hired 314 employees in one stretch. But it lost just as many during the same period because the work is so difficult and demanding, she said. Deines faced criticism from senators earlier in the week for not appearing at a hearing of the Rules Committee when it inquired about why vacancies in her agency had gone unfilled. CYFD returned about $6 million to the state treasury last year, prompting Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino, D-Albuquerque, to question its operating procedures. Deines testified Friday dur-

Children Youth and Families Secretary Yolanda Deines testifies before the Senate Public Affairs Committee on Friday about shortcomings in her agency. JANE PHILLIPS/THE NEW MEXICAN

ing a wide-ranging, two-hour hearing of the Senate Public Affairs Committee. She said any shortcomings in the department were not for lack of effort. “We have been doing our very best,” Deines said. But staffing CYFD’s child protection division is “like trying to climb up a very steep, icecovered mountain.” CYFD has received more attention than usual since the

arrest in December of an Albuquerque woman suspected in the kicking death of her 9-yearold son, Omaree Varela. Deines declined to discuss details of Omaree’s case, other than saying a 911 call involving the boy was never referred to her agency. She also told the Public Affairs Committee that she opposes a joint memorial seeking a raft of historical information from her agency regarding foster care. But the committee advanced the measure on a 3-2 party-line vote. Sen. Michael Padilla, the sponsor, said he did not want to make unsubstantiated judgments about CYFD, so he considered all the data crucial. Deines said compiling some of it would be onerous, and she was concerned about the resources that would be needed. The memorial by Padilla, D-Albuquerque, has no force of law, but Democratic senators said they considered it a good step toward determining how CYFD operations could be improved. Contact Milan Simonich at 986-3080 or msimonich@ Follow his Ringside Seat blog at


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LOCAL NEWS New details emerge in August rape case Victim taught suspect in elementary school By Chris Quintana The New Mexican

A search warrant and police affidavit reveal new details about the alleged rape of a 58-year-old woman last August in her southside home, where the woman

says a housemate beat her and tried to strangle her. Armando Martinez, 42, faces charges of aggravated battery, criminal sexual penetration and interference with communications. Since August, he has been in the Santa Fe County jail in lieu of a $350,000 cash bond. According to a report on the investigation, the woman said she had been letting Martinez live in

her home since July 2013. She told deputies she was helping him “get back on his feet” and that she was one of his elementary school teachers more than 30 years ago. The woman told one deputy that Martinez was her boyfriend, and she told another that they had a “purely platonic relationship.” But she told both deputies that she and Martinez had not “engaged in sexual activities.”

According to the woman, Martinez had started making sexual advances and “became jealous” when she talked to other people. She said she installed a lock on her bedroom door. But on Aug. 15, after a day of drinking, the woman said, Martinez turned violent. She said he had come home

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Capital up, SFHS down

Eresmo Baca listens to his guilty verdict on a charge of aggravated battery in August in District Court. Baca, sentenced to three years for the death of Sebastian Gordon, requested a shorter sentence Friday but was denied. NEW MEXICAN FILE PHOTO

Judge says no to shorter sentence for fatal brawl Baca claimed fight with homeless man near Plaza was self-defense By Phaedra Haywood

The New Mexican

A man sentenced to three years in prison in November for his role in a downtown brawl that resulted in the death of another man asked a judge Friday to consider shortening his sentence. The judge said no. During his trial last August, Eresmo Baca, 61, claimed he had acted in self-defense in 2011 when he fatally punched 39-year-old Sebastian Gordon on a sidewalk on West San Francisco Street adjacent to the Plaza. Baca’s lawyer repeated the claim Friday, describing the fight between Baca and Gordon as a “tragic accident.” Witnesses in the case said the two became involved in an altercation after Gordon — who was reportedly standing on the sidewalk around 11 p.m. the night of

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Santa Fe High students make their way to class on a recent school day. A new report from the state Public Education Department shows the high school’s graduation rate has dropped, from 67.6 percent in 2012 to 62.6 percent in 2013, while Capital High saw an increase, with a graduation rate of 64.2 percent in 2013. CLYDE MUELLER/THE NEW MEXICAN

New report shows both schools still below state average of 70.3 percent anta Fe High School’s four-year graduation rate dropped five percentage points in 2013, while Capital High School’s rate increased three and a half points, according to a report released Friday by the Public Education Department. The four-year, or cohort, graduation rate is the percentage of students entering high school as freshmen who achieve graduation four years later. The cohort rate for Santa Fe High’s Class of 2013 fell from 67.6 percent in 2012 to 62.6 percent. Capital’s rate rose from 60.7 percent in 2012 to 64.2 percent. Both schools were still below the statewide average rate, which remained essentially unchanged. The four-year graduation rate for 2013 in New Mexico was 70.3 percent, compared to 70.4 percent in 2012. Santa Fe Public Schools Superintendent

Joel Boyd said this is the first time in five years that Capital’s graduation rate has surpassed Santa Fe High’s, and it is a reflection of the resources the district has poured into the school, as well as the leadership of its new principal — Channell Wilson-Segura. Capital High School’s rates have slowly risen from a low of about 51 percent in 2008. Santa Fe High School’s rate, Boyd noted, has gone up and down over the past five years, from about 60 percent in 2008 to 67 percent the following year, then down to just over 63 percent in 2010 and up to about 64 percent in 2011, suggesting that a change in strategies is needed. The graduation data, released by the state Public Education Department on Friday, comes on the heels of a recent district report noting that Santa Fe High has a much higher truancy rate — around 80 percent — than Capital High, which is roughly 91 percent. Truancy and graduation rates are closely connected, Boyd pointed out. “When a kid is truant, the likelihood of graduation decreases,” he said. The Academy at Larragoite, an alternative high school that offers online courses as well a second chance for students set on dropping out, has a graduation rate of under

27 percent this year. Two of the district’s three charter schools also saw a decrease in graduation rates in 2013. The Academy for Technology and the Classics dropped from 84.4 percent to 78.4 percent. Tierra Encantada Charter School dropped from 35.7 percent to 27.5 percent. Monte del Sol Charter School, however, saw an increase from 65.3 percent to 69.5 percent. Within Santa Fe Public Schools, Boyd noted, most students who fail to graduate drop out in the ninth grade. He said the district hopes to increase its graduation rate to somewhere between 75 percent and 80 percent within four years as part of its five-year strategic plan. Los Alamos Public School’s graduation rate for 2013 is 83.4 percent. The Pojoaque school district is at 76.1 percent, while the Pecos district is at 74.5 percent. Española Public Schools’ graduation rate is just over 57 percent. New Mexico generally ranks near the bottom 10 states when it comes to national high school graduation levels. Texas, for instance, has an 87.7 percent rate, while Colorado’s rate is around 77 percent. New Mexico’s 2013 cohort graduation rate can be found online at




By Robert Nott

The New Mexican


Four-year graduation rate for New Mexico in 2013.


Four-year graduation rate for New Mexico in 2012.

Four-year graduation rate for Santa Fe High School in 2013.


Four-year graduation rate for Santa Fe High School in 2012.

Four-year graduation rate for Capital High School in 2013.


Four-year graduation rate for Capital High School in 2012.

County sues Advantage Asphalt over arroyo work complaint says the culverts are not large enough to accommodate water flowing through the arroyo. Santa Fe County filed a comAs a result, silt, mud and water are plaint against Advantage Asphalt accumulating around a countyand Seal Coating and the compainstalled culvert upstream at Los ny’s owner, Joseph Anthony Mon- Pinos Road. toya, on Thursday, claiming the The complaint says the county company’s installation of unauthor- has “suffered increased mainteized culverts in an arroyo is causnance costs associated with its ing drainage problems upstream. low water crossing at Los Pinos According to the complaint filed Road and water has overtopped in District Court, Montoya or his the road.” company installed culverts in an The complaint — which alleges arroyo that crosses Las Estrellas trespass, negligence and violations Road — which leads to Montoya’s of county code — says the county home and business — in 2010. The has been unable to begin a planned By Phaedra Haywood

The New Mexican

all-weather crossing on Los Pinos Road because of the problems allegedly caused by the culverts. The complaint asks the court to award the county general, special and punitive damages plus costs in the case and to force Montoya to remove the culverts. Montoya, his wife, Marlene Montoya, and their company, Advantage Asphalt — which has done millions of dollars worth of contract work for the city and the county in the past decade — were indicted by a grand jury in February 2012 on hundreds of counts of fraud, racketeering and bribery for alleged

wrongdoing related to work the firm did for Santa Fe County. Those charges are still pending. Attorney Matthew Ortiz, who represents Advantage Asphalt, said Friday he hadn’t seen the lawsuit, but once he does, he plans to “respond aggressively to defend it in the strongest way possible.” “If you go by the road, you’ll see, with the weather, the culvert is holding up just fine,” Ortiz said. “This is is just more [in a series of] ad hominem attacks by Santa Fe County, trying to tear down the Montoyas and the Montoyas’ business. And that’s how we’ll treat it.”

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Beginning in May, tourists who visit the Old Main prison, next to the Penitentiary of New Mexico on N.M. 14, can buy art created by inmates as part of a rehabilitation program, the New Mexico Corrections Department said. NEW MEXICAN FILE PHOTO

N.M. inmates to sell artwork at old prison By Russell Contreras The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE — The artwork of New Mexico inmates will go on sale at the site of one of the deadliest prison riots in the nation’s history. Beginning in May, tourists who visit the Old Main prison can buy art that was created as part of a rehabilitation program, the New Mexico Corrections Department said. It’s just one of many offerings planned as the department transforms the now-closed prison near Santa Fe into a museum. Last October, the Corrections Department opened the historic site for limited public tours. Officials plan to host a dozen or so tours this year. Officials say the long-term project is still in its early stages, but they expect that it will not seek taxpayer money and will instead rely on fees from visitors. Crews from the Penitentiary of New Mexico will help with repairs, and the museum could open within three to five years, officials said. The final cost is not clear. Inmates from the penitentiary, located next to Old Main, would be involved in operating the museum, which would include a restaurant and a place to get a haircut. In February 1980, inmates at Old Main killed 33 fellow prisoners in a violent clash that included beheadings, amputations and burned bodies. The riot led to massive reforms within New Mexico’s prison system. “We know what caused the riot, and with your help, we can use Old Main to actually provide programming and opportunities that inmates in 1980 wanted,” department spokesman Alex Tomlin wrote in a blog post promoting the Old Main Revitalization Project. Officials said portions of the proceeds from sales of artworks and handcrafts will go to children of inmates, organizations that aid crime victims and inmate programs. The planned museum follows a trend in “dark tourism” to transform the sites of tragic events and disasters. In New York City, the World Trade Center site saw an influx of visitors after the Sept. 11, 2001, attack and planners for the memorial site factored in that increased tourist traffic.



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Duels once were way to resolve personal disputes I n the years between our war for independence and the Civil War, the practice of dueling flourished throughout the country. It traced back to medieval trials by combat to settle offenses to personal honor. A strict code of rules was observed by both parties. Many of the most prominent men in America went to the dueling ground to “gain satisfaction” for some real or imagined insult. Best remembered is the duel of 1804, in which Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton was killed by Vice President Aaron Burr. This subject was brought to mind when I received an inquiry from David Remley of Silver City. He was editing the diary of 19-year-old Johnny Watts, who came out from Indiana in 1859 to join his father, John S. Watts, a justice on the territorial Supreme Court. Remley quoted Johnny’s entry for Sept. 14, wherein the boy refers to a duel his father had recently with New Mexico’s congressional delegate, Miguel A. Otero. Had I ever heard of such a

duel, he wanted to know. I hadn’t. found the famous plainsman and freighter F.X. Aubry having The only historian ever to a drink. mention the episode, The two men chateven in passing, ted amicably for a few was the late Ralph minutes, until an arguE. Twitchell. He ment broke out. Aubry merely stated that called Weightman a Judge Watts, in a liar, and the accused speech at Mesilla, dashed a glass of whismade some remarks key in Aubry’s face. relative to the Miguel In this instance, pasMarc Otero family that sion took control, and Simmons the incident resulted there was no pause in a bloodless duel Trail Dust to arrange a formal between the two. meeting at dawn with Young Johnny says a choice of weapons. his father and Otero “took three Aubry snatched a pistol from shots apiece and neither hit and his pocket and fired, missing. Weightman drew a Bowie they concluded to quit.” So, the knife (the one from his West outcome was fortunate. Point days?) and ripped open Richard Weightman, who his opponent’s stomach. Within came to New Mexico at the 10 minutes, the popular Mr. time of the Mexican War, had Aubry bled to death. At trial, fought several formal duels Richard Weightman was acquitbefore his arrival. It seemed to ted on a plea of self-defense. be part of his firebrand nature, as he had been expelled from West Point for using a Bowie You deserve to Service knife on a fellow cadet. Authorized Rolex On Aug. 18, 1854, Weightman Have Ball Buying fineatimepieces or a Rolex, Patek, Omega ... went into the Mercure Brothers 216for Mckenzie | Santa Fe, NM theStreet Holidays! store on the Santa Fe Plaza and 505-992-0200

This should probably not be classed as a duel, as it lacked the customary formalities. However, Weightman’s dueling background no doubt contributed directly to the outcome. Another informal duel is associated with the career of the celebrated Kit Carson, a resident of Taos. It occurred during his youth when, as a trapper, he attended the mountain man rendezvous of 1835 on the Wind River in Wyoming. These gatherings of the furtrapping men were wild and drunken affairs, attended by much brawling. On this occasion, a huge French trapper named Chouinard picked fights and bullied everyone in sight. The trappers tried to stay out of his way. Everyone did, except Kit Carson, who was in his mid-20s, slender, and stood only 5-foot7. He finally told Chouinard to back off or, as Kit put it, “I

would rip his guts.” Those were fighting words, the kind that led to a facedown duel. Chouinard went for his rifle, and Kit took up a pistol. Then both men mounted their horses and raced toward one another in front of the camp. “We both fired at the same time,” Carson says, “and all present stated that only one report was heard. I shot him through the arm, and his ball passed by my head, cutting my hair and the powder burning my eye.” Years later, Carson noted in his memoirs that the trappers suffered no further trouble from

Chouinard. Others who were there declared that the reason was, Kit in fact had killed his bully. Historians are still not exactly sure which version is true. It has been said that duels served as a valve for venting bitter personal disputes. But fortunately for the social health of the nation, the bloody custom had practically died out by the 1860s. Now in semi-retirement, author Marc Simmons wrote a weekly history column for more than 35 years. The New Mexican is publishing reprints from among the more than 1,800 columns he produced during his career.

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St. Thomas The Apostle Anglican Church An Anglican Holy Communion service is celebrated every Sunday morning at 11 a.m. by St. Thomas the Apostle Anglican Church. Services are held in the chapel located on the 3rd floor at Christus St.Vincent Regional Medical Center, 455 St. Michaels Drive, Santa Fe. Members of all faiths and traditions are welcome to attend. For information, contact Rev. Lanum, 505-603-0369.


First Baptist Church of Santa Fe First Baptist Church of Santa Fe, 1605 Old Pecos Trail. Come join us this Sunday! 9:15 a.m. – Bible Study for all ages; 10:30 a.m. – Worship Service (interpreted for deaf).Wednesday – 6:15 p.m. – Bible Study/Prayer Meeting led by Pastor Lee H erring; Adult Choir Rehearsal; 6:30 p.m. – “Ignite” for Youth. Childcare available for all services. For more information, please call the church office at 983-9141, 8:30 – 4:00, Monday - Friday, or visit our website www.

Rodeo Road Baptist Church Sunday February 2nd Message – “Castoff all Destructive Influences”Continuing our message series - How to be a Christian in a Unchristian World - A Contemporary look at the Letter to the Church at Colossae at 10:45am An 8-week study of the book, Becoming a Contagious Christian begins on Sunday February 2nd at 9:30am. The cost is $10.00 per person and pre-registration is required. 3405 Vereda Baja (One block south of Rodeo Road on Richards) Visit us on the web at Call (505)473-9467 Like us on Facebook


Prajna Zendo Meditation, Koan nstudy, private interviews with two qualified Zen teachers. Retreats, classes, book study, dharma talks and more. Prajna Zendo is committed to its members and all beginners and practitioners who walk through its doors. Based on thelineage of Hakuyu Taizen Maezumi Roshi. Upcoming three-day retreat: February 20 - 23. Sunday service, zazen and dharma talk starting 9:00am.Tuesday evening zazen at 7pm.Tuesday through Sunday morning zazen at 6am. Call 660-3045 for more information. 5 Camino Potrillo, Lamy, 15 minutes from Santa Fe just off of Hwy 285 Next door to Eldorado. www.prajnazendo.

Thubten Norbu Ling Buddhist Center Thubten Norbu Ling provides education and practice in Tibetan Buddhism following the tradition of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and in accord with the lineage teachings of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Classes are offered to all levels of western students seeking a path to personal clarity and wellbeing, and are generally held on Sunday morning and on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Practices and meditations are offered on Tuesday evenings, and on weekend mornings. Our resident teachers are Geshe Thubten Sherab and Don Handrick. 1807 Second Street, #35. For more information visit our website


The Church of Antioch at Santa Fe We will celebrate Candlemass, recognizing the Christ Light that is the true self of everyone. Sunday at 8:45 a.m. in the Loretto Chapel, 207 Old Santa Fe Trail,Santa Fe, NM. Pastor, Most Rev. Daniel Dangaran, D. Min, Assoc. Pastor Rev. Mother Carol Calvert, Resident Priests Mother Jenni and Father Doug Walker invite you to come home to God, who has always loved you! (505) 9839003 We are a community of Faith in the Catholic Tradition (non-Roman) offering the Sacraments within a context of personal freedom, loving acceptance, service and mysticism. All are welcome.


Santa Fe Center For Spiritual Living We are a spiritual community, living and growing through love, creativity and service.Active in Santa Fe for 55 years. Conveniently located 505 Camino de los Marquez, near Trader Joe’s.All are welcome. Sunday Services: Meditation at 9 am, Inspirational Music and Joyful Celebration at 10:00 am when Live Video Streaming starts at Special Music: Laurianne Fiorentino, Singer-Songwriter and Cosmic Cellist Waydon Depensai (aka Michael Kott). Message:“Will I Commit to Sufficiency in my Life?” by Rev. Dr. Bernardo Monserrat. Information on workshops, classes, concerts, rentals, past lectures videos at 505-983-5022.

Everyday Center For Spiritual Living January 30th – April 4th Join us at 6:30 am MST for a Daily Meditation and Prayer honoring the lives of Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King.The call in number is 559.726.1300; participant access code 346442. Calls will be recorded and posted to our website daily. Everyday CSL is a spiritual community committed to empowering people to live joy-filled lives.Our Sunday service celebrations speak to living our lives to the fullest with rockin’ upbeat music to open our hearts. Come join our community as we grow together into our best lives. Cheer on your team at our Superbowl Sunday FUNdraising Event! February 2nd at 4:00pm. $20 in advance (includes four drink tickets) or $25 at the door. Great food and beverages, football pool with prizes awarded every quarter and a grand prize at the end of the game. Support the ECSL community while having a ball! Visit us at to purchase your advance ticket (click on “Make a Donation” box). We are located at 2544 Camino Edward Ortiz Suite B (across from the UPS Distribution Center).


The Light at Mission Viejo Sunday Service 10:30; Men’s Prayer Ministry: Monday- Thursday Morning Prayer 6 a.m.; Women’s Ministry: Monthly on 4th Saturday,9- 11 a.m.; Missions:Palomas,Mexico,monthly,second weekend; Youth: Amped- 6 p.m. Fridays; Consumed- Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.; Singles (30+) meet monthly, 1st & 3rd Tuesday at 6 p.m.; Mid-week Spanish Service, Wednesday at 6 p.m.; Homeless Ministry, monthly 3rd Saturday; Mid-Week Prayer: Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Information: 505-982-2080.


First Church of Christ Scientist, Santa Fe Our church is designed to support the practice of Christian healing. Services consist of readings from the King James Bible and Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. Sunday service/Sunday School/Child care at 10:00 a.m.”Love” is the Bible Lesson for February 2. Wednesday meetings at 12:10 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Readings are on a timely topic followed by sharing healings attesting to the practical presence of God in our life. The noon meeting is informal. Bring your lunch and friends. Please join us! 323 East Cordova Road.


First Christian Church of Santa Fe First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Santa Fe, 645 Webber Street, worships at 10:30 on Sunday mornings.We are an open and affirming congregation with communion open to all who wish to partake.Viento de Gracia (Disciples of Christ) meets in the same building with services in Spanish on Sundays 5 p.m. and Thursdays at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Located two blocks south of the state capital building.We support global hunger relief through Week of Compassion, Christian Ministry through the Disciples of Christ, and local hunger relief through Food for Santa Fe. We can be found on the web at


Holy Family Episcopal Church 10A Bisbee Court, A family oriented church with a special mission to ASD Spectrum Children. Sundays: 10:30 Eucharist with Choir Practice starting at 9:45, Tuesdays: 10am Prayer Shawl Ministry (come to learn or come to create) Thursdays: 12:15pm Noonday Prayer or Eucharist A sensory break room is available during all services. Please contact us at (505) 424-0095 or email us at

Church of the Holy Faith Episcopal Celebrating 150 years of Episcopal Worship in Santa Fe, welcomes all people to an ever deepening relationship with The Lord Jesus Christ. Services each week: Sunday: Spoken Eucharist at. 7:30a.m.; Choral Eucharist at 8:30 and 11:00a.m.; Adult Forum at 9:50-10:30a.m.; Children’s Chapel at 8:30 a.m.Tuesday :Taize Contemplative Eucharist with Healing 6:00p.m. Wednesday and Thursday : Holy Eucharist at 12:10p.m: Monday- Friday 4:30p.m: Evening Prayer. Youth group meets at 12:30p.m. first and third Sundays. Children’s Adventures Christian Education on Tuesdays at 4:00-5:30 p.m. seasonally. Call for details: 505-982-4447. 311 East Palace Avenue, in Historic Santa Fe. www.Holyfaithchurchsf. org

St. Bede’s Episcopal Church St. Bede’s is a Christ-centered servant community rooted in Holy Scripture, tradition and reason as practiced by the Episcopal Church, located at 1601 S. St. Francis Drive. Holy Eucharist on Sunday February 2, 2014 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. (7:00 p.m. in Spanish) The Rev. Catherine Volland will preside and preach. Visit or call 982-1133 for more information. St. Bede’s welcomes traditional and nontraditional families. The Episcopal Church welcomes you. La Iglesia Episcopal les da la bienvenida.



Congregation Beit Tikva Located at 2230 Old Pecos Trail, our synagogue follows Traditional Reform Judaism led by Rabbi Martin Levy and Cantor Michael Linder. Shabbat services are on Friday evenings at 7:30 pm.Torah Study on the Book of Exodus is on Saturday mornings at 9:15 am. On Tuesday, February 4th at 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm the 92nd Street Y Program on DVD will be “Meeting of the Minds,” with well known authors Karen Armstrong, Thomas Cahill, and Rabbi Jennifer Krause. The cost is $12 at the door. Kabbalah and all other Adult Education classes will resume shortly. For more information on these classes and details of our trip,“2014 Israel Spring Adventure,” please call 505.820.2991 or visit our website http://

Temple Beth Shalom Temple Beth Shalom is a handicap accessible, welcoming Reform Jewish Congregation with a great religious school and preschool ( ). Friday services begin at 6:30pm. Saturday mornings, enjoy bagels, lox, and Torah study, at 9:15. Stay for morning services at 10:30. Pray and study with Aaron Wolf at the Monday morning minyan, 8:00-9:00 am in the Upper Sanctuary. On Friday, February 7, events begin at 5:30 with a Family Potluck, followed by Tot Kabbalat Shabbat at 6:00, and Evening Service at 6:30. Shari Cassutt will continue her talk about her Uncle Nat’s WWII experience. 205 E. Barcelona Road, 982-1376,


Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church

1701 Arroyo Chamiso, between Old Pecos Trail and St. Micheal’s Dr. 505-983-9461. Services 8 & 10 a.m. every Sunday with Bible Class at 9a.m. Coffee and hospitality follows each service.This Friday the Men’s Lunch Bunch meets at 11:30 to hear John Driscol speak of his life in Japan as a Buddhist Monk. Call for reservations. All are welcome.

Immanuel Lutheran Church (LCMS) 209 East Barcelona Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505 Sunday service (Feb. 2) schedule: Divine Service: 9:30AM, Sunday School: 10:40AM. Feb. 2 celebrates the “Presentation of Jesus” at the Jerusalem temple forty days after his birth. This important event emphasizes that Jesus—God’s Son—continues to present Himself as God’s gift of peace to the world. Immanuel Church is just west of the New Mexico Children’s Museum which is at the corner of Old Pecos Trail and East Barcelona Road. 983-7568


St. John’s United Methodist Sunday, February 2: Find a warm and welcoming church home at St. John’s. We have two worship celebrations on Sunday morning at 8:30 and 11am in the Gathering Room. Pastor Greg Kennedy gives a reflection at both services. Make some new friends, enjoy lively conversation, and have tea or coffee at our 9:30am Fellowship Time. Then try one of our Sunday Classes for all ages at 9:45am. Children’s message and nursery at both services. St. John’s is on the web at , on Facebook, and by phone 982-5397.

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church We invite you to experience the mystery and beauty of the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church! Our Services include Great Vespers every Saturday at 5:30pm, Matins on Sunday at 8:15am, and the main Sunday service, the Divine Liturgy, at 9:30am. Following Liturgy we have a meal and all are invited. Weekly Classes: Our Thoughts Determine our Lives, Wednesdays at 11am, and an Inquirer’s Class each Saturday afternoon at 4pm. Currently, we are studying the meaning of Great Lent, which begins in March. Classes are led by Fr. John Bethancourt. 231 E Cordova Road 9835826


Christ Church Santa Fe (PCA) Our Presbyterian church is at Don Gaspar and Cordova Road. Our focus is on the historical truths of Jesus Christ, His Love and Redemptive Grace... and our contemporary response. Sunday services are 9:00 and 10:45 am (childcare provided). Children and Youth Ministry activities also available. Call us at (505)982-8817 or visit our website at for more information.

First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) Re-Connecting with the love God has for us and we have for each other. MorningSong Service at 8:30 and Worship Service at 11:00 a.m. celebrated by the Rev. Dr. Harry Eberts III. Service of Holy Communion. Childcare available. Classes and fellowship for all ages between services. Morning Prayer Wednesdays at 7:00 a.m. TGIF Concerts every Friday at 5:30 p.m. More information at or by calling 982-8544. Located downtown at 208 Grant Ave.

Westminster Presbyterian PC(USA) Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) A Multi-cultural Faith Community St. Francis Dr. at West Manhattan 11 AM on the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, February 2nd“Blessed and Happy-Really?” A Sermon on the Beatitudes REV. RICHARD AVERY, preaching Social Hour following Worship February 2nd is Scout Sunday, Special welcome to Cub Scout Pack 330 ALL ARE WELCOME Thursday at 5:30 PM – Taizé Services PEACE, JOY & BLESSINGS UNTOLD for singles and married; seekers and doubters; slackers and workaholics; can’t sing,black and proud; no habla ingles; tourists; bleeding hearts… AND YOU! Contact us at 505-983-8939 (Tues-Fri, 9-1) or




For people of all beliefs, a community HU chant will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Sunday, February 2, at Santa Fe Soul. The twentyminute chant includes singing HU, a universal word that opens the heart, followed by a silent contemplation period. Eckankar, Religion of the Light and Sound of God offers ways to explore one’s unique relationship with the Divine through personal inner and outer experience. For information visit (Santa Fe Spiritual Experiences Group), or call 800-876-6704. For an uplifting video on the HU song, see

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The Celebration, a Sunday Service Different! Now in our 22nd year as an eclectic spiritual community. Our Invocation: “We join together to celebrate the splendor of God’s love, cherishing all life, honoring all paths, rejoicing in the sacred dance of All That Is. Living in the power of all-embracing love, we affirm our community and acknowledge the divine nature of our humanity.” The speaker for Sunday,Feb.2 is Kathleen Nagy,“How to Hear Your Soul Sound.” Special music by James Westbay and Lizette de la Paz... Sundays, 10:30am, NEA-NM bldg., 2007 Botulph Rd. www.thecelebration. org , Phone. 505-699-0023

Unity Are you looking for an inclusive spiritual (not religious) commUnity? Please join us this Sunday at 10:30am for music, meditation, and Rev. Brendalyn’s message, “The Prevailing Presence”. This message will support you in opening your heart to the One standing at the door. We offer Silent Meditation, Wednesdays, 6-7pm. For a hands-on experience, check out “Creative Mastery of Your God-Given Potential” with Rev. Brendalyn & Art Therapist Valerie Valentine on Wednesdays, 7-9pm. Next Sunday, Feb. 9, there will be a Relationship Recommitment Ceremony immediately after service. All are welcome and honored. Call 505-989-4433 www. Unity Santa Fe 1212 Unity Way (North side of 599 bypass at Camino de los Montoyas (2.4 miles from 84/285, 8.4 miles from Airport Road).

107 West Barcelona (corner with Galisteo). If you value freedom to follow your own path to spiritual truth and meaning in an inclusive, supportive community, Unitarian Universalism may be right for you. Programs each week for children, youth and adults. We nurture hearts and minds, practice beloved community and work org or (505) 982-9674.


The United Church of Santa Fe New Wine, New Way. 8:30 Contemplative Communion and 11:00 Worship Service, with Rev. Talitha Arnold Rev. Brandon Johnson, Pianist Jacquelyn Helin. Children’s and Sanctuary Choirs, directed by Karen Marrolli, at 11:00. Children’s Ministry, Young Adventurers at 11:00. Adult Forums (9:45): “Fasten Your Seatbelts: Gospel of Mark” with Rev. Arnold ; “Small Acts of Faith, Great Acts of Justice” on United Church/Salazar School Partnership and Santa Fe Communities in Schools. Also at 9:45 Youth Confirmation and Children’s Games and Music. Childcare all morning. All welcome! “Love God, love neighbor, and love creation.” 1804 Arroyo Chamiso (at St. Michael’s Drive). Facebook, too!

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Number of butterflies wintering in Mexico plummets in sign annual migration may disappear By Mark Stevenson The Associated Press


symbol of trilateral cooperation. “Twenty years after the signing of NAFTA, the Monarch migration, the symbol of the three countries’ cooperation, is at serious risk of disappearing,” said Omar Vidal, the World Wildlife Fund director in Mexico. Lincoln Brower, a leading entomologist at Sweet Briar College in Virginia, wrote that “the migration is definitely proving to be an endangered biological phenomenon.” “The main culprit,” he wrote in an email, is now genetically modified “herbicide-resistant corn and soybean crops and herbicides in the USA,” which “leads to the wholesale killing of the monarch’s principal food plant, common milkweed.” While Mexico has made headway in reducing logging in the officially protected winter reserve, that alone cannot save the migration, wrote Karen Oberhauser, a professor at the University of Minnesota. She noted that studies indicate that the U.S. Midwest is where most of the butterflies migrate from. “A large part of their reproductive habitat in that region has been lost due to changes in agricultural practices, mainly the explosive growth in the use of herbicide-tolerant crops,” Oberhauser said. Extreme weather — severe cold snaps, unusually heavy rains or droughts in all three countries — have also apparently played a role in the decline. But the milkweed issue now places the spotlight firmly on the United States and President Barack Obama, who is scheduled to visit Mexico on Feb. 19, with events scheduled for Toluca, a city a few dozen

Monarch butterflies gather on a tree at the El Rosario Butterfly Sanctuary near Angangueo, Mexico, in March 2005. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTOS

A Monarch butterfly at the Sierra Chincua Sanctuary in the mountains of Mexico’s Michoacan state in December 2011. The number of Monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico has plunged to its lowest level since studies began in 1993. A report released Wednesday by the World Wildlife Fund, Mexico’s Environment Department and the Natural Protected Areas Commission blames the dramatic decline on the insect’s loss of habitat due to illegal logging in Mexico’s mountaintop forests and the massive displacement of its food source, the milkweed plant.

miles from the butterfly reserve. “I think President Obama should take some step to support the survival of the Monarch butterflies,” said writer and environmentalist Homero Aridjis. “The governments of the United States and Canada have washed their hands of the problem, and left it all to Mexico.” It’s unclear what would happen to the Monarchs if they no longer made the annual trek to Mexico, the world’s biggest migration of Monarch butterflies and the second-largest insect migration, after a species of dragonfly in Africa. There are Monarchs in many parts of the world, so they would not go extinct. The butterflies can apparently survive year-round in warmer climates, but populations in the Northern United States and Canada would have to find some place to spend the bitter winters. There is also another smaller migration route that takes butterflies from the west to the coast of California, but that has registered even steeper declines. Oberhauser noted that some Monarchs now appear to be wintering along the U.S. Gulf Coast, and there has been a movement in the United States among gardeners and home owners to plant milkweed to replace some of the lost habitat. But activists say large stands of milkweed are needed along the migratory route, comparable to what once grew there. They also want local authorities in the U.S. and Canada to alter mowing schedules in parks and public spaces, to avoid cutting down milkweed during breeding seasons. The migration is an inherited trait. No butterfly lives to make the full round-trip, and it is unclear how they remember the route back to the same patch of forest each year, a journey of thousands of miles to a forest reserve that covers 193,000 acres in central Mexico. Some scientists think the huge masses of migrating butterflies may release chemicals that mark the migratory path and that if their numbers fall low enough, not enough chemical traces would remain and the route-marking might no longer work.

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irgin Galactic has placed another hold on the planned launch of a series of commercial, suborbital flights into zero gravity from New Mexico’s Spaceport America. Sir Richard Branson, the company’s founder, now anticipates beginning the $250,000-a-ticket rides sometime this year, he said last week, after a test flight in California. Another space objective on a different scale came into view last year when NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope released a new portrait of the star next door, Proxima Centauri. The smallest star in the triple-star Alpha Centauri system, Roger Proxima Centauri gets its Latin Snodgrass name “Proxima” by virtue of being “nearest to” the Earth. Science Matters Only about one-eighth the mass of our sun and 4.2 million light years away, Proxima Centauri is invisible to the human eye, but it seems blazingly close in the new Hubble image. Located 170,000 light years farther away, Alpha Centauri A and B are much bigger and brighter. The combined magnitude of the Alpha Centauri system and its proximity make it the third brightest stellar object in the sky as seen from Earth, not counting the sun. Proxima Centauri is a “flare star,” which means that “convection processes within the star’s body make it prone to random and dramatic changes in brightness,” according to NASA. “The convection processes not only trigger brilliant bursts of starlight but, combined with other factors, mean that Proxima Centauri is in for a very long life. Astronomers predict that this star will remain middle-aged — or a ‘main sequence’ star in astronomical terms — for another 4 trillion years, some 300 times the age of the current universe.” For comparison, the sun is about 5 billion years old and is expected to last about another 5 billion years before cooling and expanding outward to encompass an area as great as Earth’s orbit, according to the anticipated life cycle of the kind of normal, mainsequence star that it is. An Earth-sized planet was identified orbiting Alpha Centauri B by a European team in 2012, but it has since been relegated to the uncertain category until further corroboration. The chance of harboring an Earth-like habitat would be a major inducement for future exploration, but the distance is still a major obstacle that many doubt ever can be overcome. Although four light years is as close as we get to another star system, that’s still 35 trillion miles. The fastest known interstellar speed, posted by the Voyager spacecraft recently as it left the solar system — some 36 years after launch — was only 27,000 miles per hour. At that rate, it would take thousands of years to get to Alpha Centauri. One new concept for starship propulsion, institutionalized as the Hundred Year Starship and given startup funding by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has actually committed a kind of scientific heresy in its project by committing to explore an untested faster-than-light-speed proposition worthy of a Star Trek episode. Until this obstacle can be addressed, distance will be a show-stopper. What can we imagine now about living on a flare star in a triple star system? In fact, that’s a question already under consideration by science fiction writers. The Astronomical Society of the Pacific curates a website of “Science Fiction Stories with Good Astronomy & Physics” that includes some illuminating suggestions about this and many other cosmic issues. u In Flare Time, a collection of essays and short stories, Larry Niven’s “Limits,” published in 1984, imagines life on a planet in a binary star system with a flare star – and many different ecosystems. u Robert Sawyer’s 1997 novel Illegal Alien creates a courtroom drama about an alien race contending with a complex gravitational influence that is drawing their planet under the influence of a dimmer star. u Gregory Benford’s short story, “Dance to Strange Musics,” in Year’s Best Science Fiction 4, 1999, relates the adventure of the first expedition to Alpha Centauri and the nature of a collective life form that gets its energy from the exotic electrical effects of the multiple star system. The implacable instinct of human curiosity has lost little time contemplating the significance of Earth’s nearest neighbor or speculating on new technologies to bridge the gulf between us. Thought games like this are entertaining, but they also employ a rational filter that adds to a reality that is not just way out in space, but completely out of this world. Contact Roger Snodgrass at

Food-service inspections For the period ending Jan. 30. To file a complaint, call the state Environment Department at 827-1840. FELIPE’S TACOS, 1711 Llano St. Cited for high-risk violations for storing ice scoops in ice machine, grime buildup on ice scoop, storing pesticides in food-prep area, dented cans mixed with good stock, improper storage of eggs, no preparation date on salsa bar. (All high-risk violations corrected.) Cited for moderate-risk violation for unapproved microwave oven. Cited for low-risk violation for lack of hair restraints on three employees. BON APPETIT AT THE INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS, 83 Avan Nu Po Road. Cited for high-risk violations for wet washrags out of sanitizer bucket, lack of paper towels at hand-wash stations, lack of test strips and thermal labels for

Alpha Centauri system beckons new generation of dreamers By Roger Snodgrass

Monarchs EXICO CITY — The stunning and little-understood annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in danger of disappearing, experts said Wednesday, after numbers dropped to their lowest level since record-keeping began in 1993. Their report blamed the displacement of the milkweed the species feeds on by genetically modified crops and urban sprawl in the United States, extreme weather trends and the dramatic reduction of the butterflies’ habitat in Mexico due to illegal logging of the trees they depend on for shelter. After steep and steady declines in the previous three years, the black-and-orange butterflies now cover only 1.65 acres in the pine and fir forests west of Mexico City, compared to 2.93 acres last year, according to the report released by the World Wildlife Fund, Mexico’s Environment Department and the Natural Protected Areas Commission. They covered more than 44.5 acres at their recorded peak in 1996. Because the butterflies clump together by the thousands in trees, they are counted by the area they cover. While the Monarch is not in danger of extinction, the decline in their population now marks a statistical long-term trend and can no longer be seen as a combination of yearly or seasonal events, experts said. The announcement followed on the heels of the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which saw the United States, Mexico and Canada sign environmental accords to protect migratory species such as the Monarch. At the time, the butterfly was adopted as the


sanitizer mix, potential for crosscontamination of vegetables by ground beef, lack of hand-wash station in food-prep area, lack of paper towels and soap at hand-wash station, problem with dating of food preparation. Cited for moderate-risk violations for improper use of three-compartment sink, grease buildup on and near food equipment, dust and mold buildup on vent fans, sugar not in closed dispenser. Cited for low-risk violations for lack of hair restraints, restroom door opening into dining and prep areas, unshielded lights. (Some violations corrected.) THE LINKS BAR AND GRILL, 205 Caja del Rio. No violations. SANTA FE CULINARY ACADEMY, 112 W. San Francisco St. No violations. P.C.’S RESTAURANT, 4220 Airport Road. Cited for high-risk violations for sanitation solution too

strong (corrected), undated food (corrected). Cited for low-risk violations for employee restroom door not self-closing, light bulb not working. PLAZA BAKERY, 56 E. San Francisco St. Cited for low-risk violation for some walls not sealed properly. CASA BLANCA CARNE SECA, 39 Eliza Road. Cited for moderate-risk violation for built-in thermometer not working in freezer. Cited for low-risk violation for failure to post current permit. CRUMPACKERS FRESCA CATERING, 25 Bisbee Court. Cited for low-risk violation for expired posted permit. TUNE-UP CAFE, 1115 Hickox St. Cited for moderate-risk violation for not labeling some bulk food containers (corrected). Cited for low-risk violation for peeling walls.

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Hubble’s captured this portrait of the star next door, Proxima Centauri, which is the smallest part of a triple-star system that includes Alpha Centauri A and B. COURTESY ESA/HUBBLE AND NASA




THE NEW MEXICAN Saturday, February 1, 2014

Land donated for prairie chicken plan The Associated Press

HOUSTON — Five oil and gas companies have pledged to give 1.5 million acres of land in five states for conservation of lesser prairie chicken habitat as part of an effort to prevent the bird from being federally protected as a threatened species. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said in a statement Friday this represents the first enrollment in the socalled “range-wide plan” developed by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and state wildlife agencies in Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The lesser prairie chicken lives in the plains of these five states. Its numbers have dwindled in recent years from fewer than 45,000 in December 2012, when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service first proposed enlisting the bird under the Endangered Species Act, to fewer than 18,000 in the most recent survey. Drought and loss of habitat are blamed for the decline. The

In brief

Oil companies have pledged to give land to help the lesser prairie chicken population. COURTESY PHOTO

federal agency is to rule on the bird’s status March 30. Oil and gas drilling have boomed, and ranching is prolific in the bird’s habitat. Those industries fear a listing could make decided after further deliberation not to carry forward any of the parcels for the upcoming sale in February. Environmentalists consider the decision a win for park, which is a World Heritage site.

Former UNM professor picked for FERC position New Mexico police chief ALBUQUERQUE — A former Univerreveals he has 2 names

sity of New Mexico law professor and U.S. attorney for the district of New Mexico is the White House pick to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Norman Bay was nominated this week. The nomination will go before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Bay is currently director of the commission’s enforcement office. Sen. Martin Heinrich, a New Mexico Democrat, describes Bay as an admired public servant with outstanding credentials. Bay taught law at UNM from 2002 to 2009. He served as U.S. attorney from 2000 to 2001 and worked as an assistant U.S. attorney for more than a decade before that. Bay received his bachelor’s from Dartmouth College and his law degree from Harvard.

No drilling leases near Chaco Canyon ALBUQUERQUE— Federal land managers say no parcels near the Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwest New Mexico will be up for bid during the next oil and natural gas lease sale. Bureau of Land Management officials confirmed the decision Friday. The industry initially nominated 38 parcels totaling more than 19,000 acres. The BLM proposed limiting that to just a few parcels spanning 1,200 acres and then

JEMEZ SPRINGS — A New Mexico police chief is facing heat after the Transportation Security Administration revealed he had two names. KOB-TV reports that Jemez Springs Police Chief Shane Harger was recently detained by TSA agents at Albuquerque International Sunport for having a different name on his boarding pass than his ID. The name on his New Mexico driver’s license is Braxton Haze. The police chief said he changed his name in connection with a 2007 case involving former Albuquerque Officer Levi Chavez, who was later acquitted of killing his wife, Tera, and making it look like a suicide in Los Lunas. Harger says he used to be a deputy in Valencia County and was the first to arrive at the scene the night Tera was found dead. The village council opted this week to keep Harger as chief.

Psych eval of Roswell suspect complete ALBUQUERQUE— Prosecutors say the court-ordered psychiatric evaluation of a 12-year-old accused of shooting two classmates in Roswell is complete. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler tells KOB-TV that the boy has been transferred from an Albuquerque

it difficult, if not impossible, for them to operate. Continental Resources, Devon Energy, Apache Corp., Occidental Oil and Gas Corp. and Samson Resources are the first companies to enroll acreage in the plan. “We believe this plan offers the best, most comprehensive approach available to conserve the lesser prairie chicken and its habitat, while providing some assurance for participating companies so we can continue to do business,” said Ben Shepperd, president of the Permian Basin Petroleum Association, which represents the oil and gas industry in West Texas and parts of New Mexico. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service are also extending landowners a conservation deal. Under that agreement, landowners who preserve habitat would not be liable for dead birds found in the conservation areas, even in the event the chicken receives federal protection. psychiatric facility to a juvenile center. Chandlers also says that in addition to three counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, the suspect faces a new charge of carrying a firearm on school premises. New Mexico State Police say the seventh-grade boy took a shotgun to Berrendo Middle School and opened fire on classmates gathered in the gym before classes started Jan. 14. The Associated Press typically doesn’t identify juveniles accused of crimes. Two students were injured in the shooting, one critically.

Judge OKs recall drive against treasurer ALBUQUERQUE — Critics of Bernalillo County Treasure Manny Ortiz have the green light to try to force him into a recall election. District Court Judge Alan Malott’s ruling allows opponents of Ortiz to begin collecting the more than 82,000 voter signatures that are required to trigger the proposed recall election. The judge dismissed most of the allegations against Ortiz but ruled there is reason to believe Ortiz wrongly managed county investments. Malott cited testimony that Ortiz sold bonds at a loss late last year and didn’t heed warnings about committing to longterm investments. Ortiz declined to comment as he left the courtroom after Thursday’s hearing. Under the New Mexico Constitution, recall efforts targeting county officials require a judge’s approval.

after drinking with his boss and then consumed most of a 12-pack of beer. Later, she said, when she received a text message from a friend asking her if she wanted to go to a Broncos game, Martinez became “extremely jealous.” As she was brushing her teeth and preparing to go to bed, the woman said, Martinez started pounding on her door. When she refused to let him in, she told deputies, he broke

down the door. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found the woman with a swollen right eye, a cut on her right eyebrow, bruises on her right arm, a bite mark and bruising on her thighs and buttocks. Investigators also found ripped clothing and blood in the home. The woman told deputies that Martinez had “punched her in the face and choked her,” then stripped off her clothes and raped her. At some point, he brought her ice wrapped

The Santa Fe Police Department is investigating the following reports: u A resident of the 1000 block of Practilliano Drive reported that someone broke a kitchen window, entered her home and stole an Xbox video game console and other gaming gear between 10:15 p.m. Wednesday and 6:30 a.m. Thursday. u Someone entered a home in the 2100 block of Manuel Medrano Road through a dog door at about 3:50 p.m. Thursday and stole a laptop computer. Police said a neighbor saw a man and woman leave the scene in a silver sedan. u Someone stole about 50 metal chairs and three metal desks between 3:51 and 4 p.m. Monday from Chaparral Elementary School. Police said they have identified two male suspects. u A man stole assorted jewelry from the Turquoise Butterfly, 149 E. Alameda St., at about 12:32 p.m. Tuesday. u A flat-screen TV was stolen from a home in the 100 block of Mateo Circle between 11 a.m. Thursday and 12:45 a.m. Friday. u City officers arrested Luis Guerrero-Luna, 18, 3636 Gunnison Drive, on a charge of driving with a revoked license at Airport Road and Camino Tierra Real. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following reports: u County deputies arrested Wendi Garcia, 30, of Santa Fe on Thursday on charges of battery at a Tesuque mobile home park.

in a towel for her injuries, but then raped her again on the bed, she said. In an interview at the hospital, the woman gave a slightly different account of the attacks. She also said Martinez tried to strangle her after she called 911 for help. Martinez admitted to punching the woman and grabbing her by the arm, according to the documents, but he said the sex was consensual. Under further questioning, however, he admitted that the woman had

said the sex was “unwanted,” the documents state. It is unclear if Martinez’s DNA matches evidence obtained during the woman’s hospital examination. Martinez is set to appear in District Court at 8 a.m. Feb. 7. He previously was found guilty of four charges of drunken driving and a count of aggravated burglary. Contact Chris Quintana at 986-3093 or cquintana@

BRANDON KEVIN STRUCK 8/30/1993 - 1/28/2014

that Baca — who has been in prison for about 90 days — had never been in trouble the incident — got involved in a discussion before and was “a good person,” who taking place between Baca and an uniden- would be a greater asset to the community tified third man who had approached Baca, outside of jail. trying to sell him a piece of jewelry for $5. Two of Baca’s former co-workers testiA witness said Gordon began to laugh fied that students and faculty at West and “mouth off” about the transaction, Las Vegas High School, where Baca once which angered Baca, and a scuffle broke worked as a music teacher, all had liked out. Baca told the court that Gordon him. Baca also spoke, saying the whole threw the first punch, but witnesses said incident had taken place so quickly he that after the two wrestled briefly on the didn’t have time to run away and that he ground, Gordon was standing on a curb, flustered, with his back turned, when Baca felt badly about what happened. But prosecutor Susan Stinson noted that delivered a mighty blow that sent Gordon “nothing” had changed since Baca was sento the pavement once and for all. Baca’s family members have framed the tenced a few months ago. “These are all the same arguments that incident as a case of “aggressive panhanwere made back in October,” she said. dling” gone wrong, partially because, by Stinson said Baca had portrayed himself some accounts, Gordon was homeless. as the victim throughout the trial and had Friday, during hearing in front of District Judge Mary Marlowe-Sommer, Baca’s not taken responsibility for his actions. “The state has never seen real and genuine attorney, Michael Jones, stressed the fact

remorse in this case,” she said. “We’ve seen the opposite.” Before denying Baca’s motion for a modification of his sentence, MarloweSommer reminded the parties that a jury already had considered Baca’s arguments in the case. “What you all need to realize is Mr. Baca’s version is not the version the jury found,” she said. “They did not find selfdefense. They found a third-degree felony.” Given the fact that another man was dead as a result of his actions, MarloweSommer said, Baca could have faced a much steeper penalty. “I agree with the state that three years is not a lot for a human life,” Marlowe-Sommer said. “I think this is a very appropriate sentence for this case.” Contact Phaedra Haywood at 986-3068 or

DWI arrest u County deputies arrested Randall Montoya, 43, of Truchas early Friday morning on a charge of drunken driving after receiving reports of a potential drunken driver heading north on Interstate 25.

Speed SUVs u Mobile speed-enforcement vehicles are not in use as the city renegotiates its contract with Redflex Traffic Systems.

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Passed away suddenly in Albuquerque. Brandon had a gentle heart and quiet and loving spirit. He is survived by his father, Kevin Struck, and mother, Analisa Struck; Grandparents, Anjelica Romero; Rose & Phil Struck, Bond Martinez and wife Peggy. Brandon had many aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him. A memorial service to celebrate Brandon’s life will be held at City of Faith Christian Fellowship, 1601 St. Michaels Dr., on Monday, February 3rd, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. BENNY L. VIGIL 11/3/1952 - 2/2/2013

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u County deputies arrested William Cypress, 43, of Santa Fe at about 10 p.m. Thursday after an altercation at a residence on Mosca Peak. Deputies used a stun gun to restrain him. The victim, a 40-year-old woman, received minor injuries and was treated at the scene, but she declined further medical attention.

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Crisis threatens Iraq’s fragile unity


ven as Syrian government and rebel negotiators meet in Switzerland, near civil war threatens Iraq, Syria’s next-door neighbor. Al-Qaida-linked fighters and Sunni tribes have taken control of important cities in Anbar province, the biggest in Iraq. The government has lost control of Ramadi and FalBill Stewart lujah, key cities west Understanding of BaghYour World dad that were the scenes of major fighting between U.S. and insurgent troops in 2004. Approximately one-third of U.S. military casualties during its eight-year war in Iraq occurred in Anbar. In Fallujah, Sunni militants from an alQaida-affiliated group, Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, allied themselves with leading anti-government Sunni tribes and took control. “Levant” is an older term referring to countries bordering on the Mediterranean from Egypt to Turkey, including Syria, Israel and Lebanon. In closeby Ramadi, it is fiercely antigovernment tribes that have taken control. The key point is that the government’s armed forces were unable to retain control of two important cities close to Baghdad, the nation’s capital. That presents a serious security problem for the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Ramadi and Fallujah together have about 1 million people between them, and the loss of these two key cities could embolden militants and disgruntled Sunni communities elsewhere in Iraq, threatening the nation’s unity, still fragile after the fall of the late Saddam Hussein. In fact, at least onethird of Iraq’s provinces are at this time seeking to transform themselves into regions enjoying the same kind of autonomy that Kurdistan has enjoyed for a number of years.


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Goodbye, Pete Seeger Chicago Tribune

Sunni Arabs are a minority in Iraq, which is largely Shiite, but the Sunnis dominated the country for generations, including the years under Saddam. Small wonder then that the failure of al-Maliki to include the Sunnis in his government in any significant way, despite constant pressure from the U.S., has been a major source of grievance amongst the Sunnis and has led to a rise in sectarianism, long endemic in Iraq. Indeed, sectarianism has long been a problem in the Arab Muslim world, lying dormant for decades at a time and then suddenly erupting into violence. Sunnis still find it difficult to accept the undeniable fact that they are a statistical minority in Iraq, claiming that they alone are the true Iraqis. No matter who was in power, the Sunnis would be difficult to satisfy. The exploitation of this sectarianism by al-Qaida affiliates is a major cause of the current fighting. The figures are grim. In 2013, there was an average of 68 car bombings a month throughout the country. On a single day in October, there were 15 car bomb explosions in Baghdad alone. Some 6,000 civilians were killed last year in terrorist attacks. The al-Qaida affiliates favor

spectacular explosions to gain international attention. But there are even more numerous attacks by nationalist or sectarian militants, mostly former soldiers or militia members who have been defending their streets from all-comers for close to a decade. As security continues to decline, the U.S. has offered support in the form of surveillance drones, helicopters and Hellfire missiles, but no troops. Iran, too, has offered aid, which raises the bizarre possibility of the U.S. and Iran backing the same side in an increasingly complex situation. Iran, as an officially Shiite country, already has a close connection with Iraq. Al-Maliki has worsened the situation by allowing and encouraging purges of Iraqi politicians in the name of deBaathification, the Baath party being the one that ran Iraq for decades, even under Saddam Hussein. He has systematically marginalized politicians such as former Vice President Tariq al Hashemi. Al-Maliki seems to be a firm believer in the old Middle Eastern maxim that power, once achieved, is not to be shared. Even though the Iraqi government is believed to have about 930,000 security personnel under its command, spread

across the army, police force and intelligence services, that number does not seem to be sufficient to retake Anbar province. The al-Qaida-affiliated forces are said to number some 12,000. Al-Maliki needs to find a political solution, not only in Anbar, but in other provinces seeking greater independence from Baghdad. Parliamentary elections scheduled for April will be a crucial battle between those embracing al-Maliki’s vision of a more tightly centralized government in Baghdad or those looking for autonomy as in present-day Kurdistan. The current fighting in Anbar is more than a confrontation between Sunni militants and the al-Maliki government, or just between al-Qaidaaffiliated forces and Baghdad. It is, perhaps, one for a nation of autonomous regions. It is useful to remember that Iraq was cobbled together by the British out of the rubble of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I. The Iraqis didn’t like the result then; it appears they don’t like it now. Bill Stewart writes about current affairs from Santa Fe. He is a former correspondent for Time magazine and served in the U.S. Foreign Service.


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ndangered species: schoolchildren. Predators: NRA, irresponsible parents, irresponsible legislators, purveyors of entertainment. Question: Are “We the People” creating a war zone, allowing everyone to be armed to settle a personal satisfaction with a death sentence? What has become of respect, restraint, reliability and responsibility? How can a new generation be educated to better purpose if they are afraid to go to school? Where can a listener, a leader be found? Cause: Save the U.S.

Javier listens, thinks carefully and feels deeply for our community. Even when we disagreed, I felt I could talk with him. He is dynamic and optimistic about our future. These are the qualities we need in the mayor’s office. Javier has already built an impressive coalition of Santa Feans, old and new. I hope you will join me in supporting him.

J. C. Ostheimer

I was fortunate to attend the Jan. 19 concert of the Santa Fe Symphony, and I can’t stop raving — the Bruckner Symphony No. 4 was so gorgeous. The orchestra played its best ever in my experience — it just keep getting better and better. Every section was outstanding, beautiful sound. And James Feddeck, the guest conductor, was wonderful — I hope he will be invited back so we can enjoy more from him. This is the first time this wonderful symphony has been performed in Santa Fe, and it was a real joy to experience. The students sitting next to me were rapt, and the audience went wild. The concert’s opening piece, Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate, with Santa Fe Opera soloist

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A good listener I worked with Patti Bushee and Javier Gonzales during my eight years on the City Council. I respect them both, but I think Javier will be the better mayor. Javier knows that Santa Fe should be a lively community, with a focus on youth and education. He knows that the city can be a leader in renewable energy and create jobs in the process. And he has the understanding of Northern New Mexico we need to broker regional solutions to our water problems.

Cris Moore

former city councilor, District 2

Outstanding concert


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The past 100 years From The Santa Fe New Mexican: Feb. 1, 1914: A crowded house greeted the Dixie Quintette last evening at the Elks opera house, and the audience was very liberal with applause during the whole performance. There were several novel features during the evening; the reading from the poems of Paul Dunbar being much enjoyed as was the scene from the church service depicting the oldtime style of conducting the devotional proceedings in the anti-bellum days. Mr. Johnson was a moving figure throughout the evening’s performance and certainly kept things moving. The applause was freely given and the laughter frequent.

Rachel Hall, was lovely, too. As I got up to leave, the woman sitting next to me said that she had heard the Chicago Symphony play the Bruckner in November, and this performance was much better. Sandra Place

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ord of Pete Seeger’s death arrived in Chicago in the middle of the night on one of the coldest days in modern history. That seemed appropriate, given the gift of warmth the man had bequeathed in his music. By some viewed as the most dangerous man in America, he was an early Communist and determined and passionate critic of everything he believed was wrong. He created a warm, expansive genre of folk music that invited young people in, immersed them in the culture of conflict and sent them out the other end full of argument, passion and song. This was troubling for America in the 1950s, a nation fresh from the big war, longing for calm and looking ahead to soulsearing conflicts over race, assassinations and Vietnam. A lifelong pacifist, Seeger was at the center of the peace and rights movements, helping make “We Shall Overcome” and “Waist Deep in the Big Muddy” anthems for a generation that was struggling against the currents. He paid a price. He was cited for contempt of Congress, blacklisted and basically forced off most stages at the height of his career. Seeger never actually mellowed, but had his regrets. He rejected Soviet Communism in the early 1980s (long after his career was crippled by blacklisting) and acknowledged he was “probably” not an atheist because he could see God in the people of the world and in every living thing. He became sweet as he aged, his old bitterness locked away in dozens of songs over time that offered no quarter to hatred, racism, brutality, warfare and pollution of his beloved Hudson River. Most of all, he gave everyone permission to sing whenever the urge entered their head. If they asked “Sing what?” he had thousands of great answers.

Too many fake fish The Kansas City Star


our dinner has arrived, a nice piece of fish, delicately cooked, served perhaps over a bed of rice or, wow, maybe quinoa. Was it wild salmon you ordered? Would you be surprised and disappointed to learn that you got coho instead? As the nonprofit organization Oceana has put it: “Recent studies have found that seafood may be mislabeled as often as 25 percent to 70 percent of the time for fish like red snapper, wild salmon and Atlantic cod, disguising species that are less desirable, cheaper or more readily available.” Seafood fraud has been documented in recent years by newspapers, Consumer Reports and others. And now two senators want the Obama administration to do something about it. Sen. Edward Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, and Roger Wicker, a Mississippi Republican, wrote last week to President Barack Obama urging action on seafood fraud. “This fraud is ripping off consumers,” they wrote, “posing health risks by disguising species that may be harmful for sensitive groups, and harming our oceans by making it easier for illegally caught product to make its way into the U.S. market.” A big part of the problem, according to a 2009 report by the Government Accountability Office, involves a lack of coordination and communication by three agencies most responsible for seafood inspections: the Food and Drug Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Customs and Border Protection. Upward of 90 percent of all seafood consumed domestically is imported, the senators noted, but the FDA inspects less than 2 percent of those products. In 2011, Oceana conducted a study of seafood in the Los Angeles market and reported that 55 of all samples it collected were mislabeled, and every fish sold with the word “snapper” in the label, 34 out of 34, was misidentified. Markey and Wicker say they will work toward solutions in Congress, but expressed hope that Obama’s agencies would do a better job of working together on the fraud. They should get on it. Fish consumers deserve accurate descriptions of what’s on their plates.




THE NEW MEXICAN Saturday, February 1, 2014

The weather

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Santa Fe Airport through 6 p.m. Friday Santa Fe Airport Temperatures High/low ......................................... 54°/43° Normal high/low ............................ 47°/21° Record high ............................... 64° in 1971 Record low ................................. -1° in 1949 Santa Fe Airport Precipitation 24 hours through 6 p.m. yest. ............ Trace Month/year to date ................. Trace/Trace Normal month/year to date ..... 0.61”/0.61” Santa Fe Farmers Market 24 hours through 6 p.m. yest. ............ 0.00” Month/year to date .................. 0.00”/0.00”

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The following water statistics of January 29 are the most recent supplied by the City Water Division (in millions of gallons). Total water produced from: Canyon Water Treatment Plant: 1.194 Buckman Water Treatment Plant: 4.100 City Wells: 1.894 Buckman Wells: 0.000 Total water produced by water system: 7.188 Amount delivered to Las Campanas: Golf course: 0.000, domestic: 0.086 Santa Fe Canyon reservoir storage: 63.7 percent of capacity; daily inflow 1.16 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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Albuquerque 50/30




Clayton 36/12

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Las Vegas 42/13


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Española 49/29 Los Alamos 41/22 Gallup 41/13

Raton 35/11

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Ruidoso 50/28



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Fri. High: 75 .................................. Carlsbad Fri. Low 20 ...................................... Clayton

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(For the 48 contiguous states) Fri. High: 85 ....................... San Angelo, TX Fri. Low: -30 ....................... Embarrass, MN

Brownsville, Texas, and Juneau, Alaska, both had temperatures of 32 degrees on Feb. 1, 1985. On that same day, 2 inches of snow accumulated in Dallas, Texas.

Weather trivia™

does it mean if the groundhog Q: What sees his shadow?

A: Six more weeks of winter.

Weather history

Newsmakers West won’t be charged after attack claimed

Kanye West

LOS ANGELES — Kanye West will not face criminal charges over an incident in which he apparently punched a man in a Beverly Hills chiropractor’s office. Los Angeles County prosecutors declined to file charges against the rapper because he had reached a civil settlement with the man. A document rejecting a battery case says the 18-year-old man had used a racial slur in an argument with West’s fiancée, Kim Kardashian, on Jan. 13. West was not arrested.

Officer investigated over Bieber photo attempt

Justin Bieber

MIAMI — A South Florida officer is under investigation for attempting to take a photograph of Justin Bieber while he was in custody. Miami Beach police Sgt. Bobby Hernandez confirmed Friday that a female officer is being investigated for possible conduct unbecoming an officer. The officer’s name was not released. Bieber was arrested Jan. 23. In addition to driving under the influence, the 19-year-old pop singer was charged with resisting arrest. The Associated Press

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top picks

4:30 p.m. on ESPN College Basketball With its move to the ACC this year, Syracuse gets to start conference rivalries with a whole new set of teams, such as tonight’s opponent at the Carrier Dome, Duke. The second-ranked Orangemen boast a talented front court led by C.J. Fair and a surprisingly good young backcourt of freshman Tyler Ennis and sophomore Trevor Cooney. The No. 16 Blue Devils can fill it up with the best of them, thanks to the exploits of forwards Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood. 6 p.m. LIFE Movie: The Gabby Douglas Story Imani Hakim (Everybody Loves Chris) has the title role in this new biodrama about the gymnast who made history at the 2012 Olympics — twice. Douglas was the first African-American gymnast to win the individual all-around gold medal and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual allaround and team competitions at the same Olympics. Regina King, S. Epatha Merkerson and Sydney Mikayla also star. 6 p.m. on TCM And the Oscar Goes To Kicking off the classic movie channel’s annual “31 Days of Oscar” celebration, this new documentary


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revisits memorable moments from 85 years of Academy Award presentations. Film historian and veteran TCM host Robert Osborne is among those offering commentary. 7 p.m. on NBC Best of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Primetime Special As Jimmy Fallon, pictured, prepares to take over for Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show, this new special presents memorable moments from his run as host of Late Night. With five years in that gig under his belt, he certainly has plenty of material worthy of a highlight reel. 7:30 p.m. on CBS Mom Ever have one of those days where everyone and everything gets on your nerves? Christy (Anna Faris) knows all about that; everyone she knows is testing her patience. At her Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, another attendee (Mimi Kennedy) suggests that if everyone is giving her a hard time, maybe she needs to look at her own attitude. Allison Janney also stars in “Loathing and Tube Socks.”

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, left, and Mario Sepulveda discuss a new film Friday in Santiago, Chile. Sepulveda was one of 33 miners trapped in a mine collapse in 2010. Banderas will play Sepulveda. LUIS HIDALGO/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Banderas: Chile miners taught world a lesson By Luis Andres Henao The Associated Press

SANTIAGO, Chile ctor Antonio Banderas says the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped deep underground for 69 days in 2010 taught the world a huge lesson about the value of human life. Banderas and French actress Juliette Binoche are starring in a film that dramatizes the cave-in at the mine in Chile’s Atacama desert and the globally televised rescue of the miners that mesmerized millions across the globe. They met Friday with the miners and Chilean leader Sebastian Pinera at the presidential palace. The miners and cast, which also includes Brazilian Rodrigo Santoro and Irishman Gabriel Byrne, were received by hundreds of screaming fans outside the palace. “Millions of people, and I include myself, were glued to the TV following this story as these men held to the rocks inside that mine for nearly 70 days with the only dream of getting to see sunlight again; realizing the true importance of water, of food, the look of their children, the eyes of their wives — the value of life,” Banderas said. Their survival story sent the president’s popularity ratings soaring. The former airline magnate supervised the 22-hour rescue and bearhugged the miners on their way out. “What Antonio Banderas said is true: Chile is a better country after the miracle because I’d never seen so much unity, faith, hope and commitment,” Pinera said, remembering that on a visit to Britain, even Queen Elizabeth told him that she’d stayed up all night watching the live rescue. “The world needs hope, good news, stories that end well. And since most stories end badly, this is what people wanted: an injection of hope and faith.”


Banderas stars in The 33 as Mario Sepulveda, who was known as “Super Mario,” and became the public face of the miners. Binoche plays Maria Segovia, the sister of a trapped miner who became known for her outgoing personality as “the mayor” of the makeshift settlement that sprang up outside the mine. The miners said it felt like an earthquake when the shaft caved in above them on Aug. 5, 2010, filling the lower corridors of the mine with choking dust. Hours passed before they could even begin to see a few steps in front of them. For more than two weeks, no one above knew that the men had survived the collapse. The 33 men had stretched a meager 48-hour store of emergency food for 17 days, eating minuscule capsules of tuna and sips of expired milk while a narrow shaft finally reached their haven and the world learned they were alive. The small emergency shaft allowed food and water to be lowered to the miners while rescuers drilled a bigger escape hole. Finally, in the early hours of Oct. 13, the miners were hauled up one by one in a cage through 2,000 feet of rock. Back on the surface, they were welcomed like heroes. They got paid trips to the Greek Islands, visited the Real Madrid stadium in Spain and even paraded at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. But the fantasy began to fade on their return home. Many ran out of money and had to make a living in the dusty shantytowns of the desert city of Copiapo. Some began suffering from health and psychological problems. Now, they’re all banking their hopes on the Hollywood movie deal signed with Black Swan producer Mike Medavoy. The filming of The 33 is set to run from Feb. 4 to March 10 at the mine. A portion of it was already filmed at a salt mine in Colombia.

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Miners celebrate inside the San José mine in Copiapo, Chile, on Sept. 17, 2010, as drilling equipment pounded its way into one of the caverns where 33 miners were trapped. The men were rescued. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO


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Friendly rivalry: Coach K vs. Jim Boeheim in classic matchup. Page B-3


Broncos a pick-your-poison team in Super Bowl with a season for the ages, scoring more points than any team in NFL history (606) with Manning throwEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. ing for more touchdowns (55) and enver was walloped 40-10 by yards (5,447) than anyone ever had. Seattle in the preseason with They’re not always the prettiest Ronnie Hillman fumbling, of passes, as Seahawks star talker Montee Ball stumbling and Peyton and cornerback Richard Sherman Manning grumbling. pointed out, but Manning’s always The Broncos are a much different won with his brain, not his arm. team now, one that should return to Manning didn’t disagree with Colorado on Tuesday for a victory Sherman’s assessment that he parade clutching their third Lom“throws ducks.” bardi Trophy. “I do throw ducks,” he said. “I Chewed out by boss John Elway throw for a lot of yards and TD after that spectacle in Seattle last ducks, so I’m actually quite proud summer, the Broncos responded of it.” By Arnie Stapleton

The Associated Press



day night at MetLife Stadium, where the forecast isn’t for weather as frigid u Defense, run game why Seattle will as so many feared. win. The Broncos boast enough picku Manning still has strong fan base your-poison talent in their fivein Indianapolis. receiver sets to befuddle even the u 10 Super Bowl Ads to watch. stingiest of secondaries like Seattle’s. Page B-4 Including the playoffs, Manning has thrown for an astonishing 59 touchManning’s “Duck Dynasty” condowns this season. sists of an unprecedented five play“I think they had a heck of a seaers who caught 60 or more passes son,” Sherman said. “I don’t know if and scored 10 or more touchdowns: they’re going to score 59 touchdowns Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, in one game. I think that would be Wes Welker, Julius Thomas and a record, too. … We’ve got our own Knowshon Moreno. This could be the difference SunPlease see BRoncos, Page B-4

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning calls an audible at the line of scrimmage against the San Diego Chargers during the Jan. 12 playoff game in Denver. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO



Demons get dose of joy Late rally sends Santa Fe High over Bernalillo in commanding win By Edmundo Carrillo The New Mexican

UNM faces SJSU today


here was something on the court at Toby Roybal Memorial Gymnasium on Friday night that has been missing from the Santa Fe High boys basketball team for a long time: Happiness. With a 65-51 lead over the Bernalillo Spartans in a District 2AAAA game, all of the Demons had smiles on their faces in what would become a 70-57 win. “I’m just really, really happy right now,” Santa Fe High sophomore guard Warren Fulgenzi said. “This win was the best feeling.” The Demons (4-16 overall, 2-1 2AAAA) have not known too many wins this season, but this recent win puts them on the winning side of the 2AAAA race, causing the Demons to finally be in good spirits. “Losing just tears your heart out,” Santa Fe High head coach David Rodriguez said. “Winning just feels good.” While the Demons won in convincing fashion, they actually trailed the Spartans until the third quarter. Bernalillo (8-13, 1-2) had a 13-6 lead over Santa Fe High at the end of the third quarter. The Spartans then opened up the second quarter on a 4-1 run to get a 19-7 lead, which prompted Rodriguez to take a timeout. After that timeout, the Demons went on a 12-4 run to cut the Spartan lead to 23-19. With just under two minutes left in the first half, Demon point guard Korwin Mueller hit a 3-pointer that tied the game at 27. Santa Fe High then went into the locker room down 33-30, but not after outscoring Bernalillo 24-20 in the second quarter. After witnessing the run the

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By Will Webber

The New Mexican

Road trips used to be an airplane ride out of town the day before a game, a restless night’s sleep in a hotel, then a bus ride straight to the arena for the game before taking a red-eye home. Craig Neal is mixing things up. In his first year as the men’s basketball head coach at The University of New Mexico, he is taking a different tack when handling life on the road. He leaves earlier, stays later and avoids the trip home between games if the situation allows. He also eliminates cabin fever by getting his players out of the team hotel and out into the open for non-basketball activities — like tickets to an NBA game, something the Lobos did during their

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IOC to review Sochi’s final preparations, security By Stephen Wilson

The Associated Press

Santa Fe’s Cisco Rodriguez, back, covers Bernalillo’s David Romero during the second quarter of Friday’s game at Santa Fe High. LUIS SÁNCHEZ SATURNO/THE NEW MEXICAN

Lobos doing fine without Kirk, but he’s still needed


Lobos getting stronger, happier on road

urns out, it may actuBut a funny thing hapally be easier to see pened along the way. Somethe forest without where between the coachso many trees blocking the ing staff’s head-scratching view. meetings in hotel lobbies and the team’s impromptu Or, at least, one big tree. walkthroughs in the hotel Who knew? ballrooms of Fort Collins, Minus 7-foot center Alex Colo., and Logan, Utah, an Kirk the last two games, Will Webber answer was found that may The University of New Commentary mean Kirk’s roots in the Mexico basketball team paint may not be as deep as may have stumbled onto a they seemed just a week or four-guard lineup that actually makes sense. For those enamored two ago. Winning tends to have that kind of with the twin tower rotation in the power. low post, that sure does come as a It changes minds, forces a new way shock. The big redhead out of Los Alamos of thinking, wipes clean preconceived notions that things be done a certain went down with what is still being described as a non-specific lower leg way or risk certain failure for not doing the same ‘ol, same ‘ol. injury prior to UNM’s road swing to Colorado State and Utah State. With In knocking off the Rams and Kirk in a walking boot for both games, Aggies to improve to 5-0 on the the Lobos were seemingly on death’s Mountain West road and 7-1 overdoorstep. all, the Lobos went largely with a

guard-heavy look that featured alleverything power forward Cameron Bairstow all by his lonesome in the block. On occasion he’d share space with 7-foot freshman Obij Aget. Mostly, though, it was all about replacing Kirk’s big body with a smaller, faster, rangier version. Head coach Craig Neal said one of the biggest issues he faces when Kirk comes back isn’t the big man’s health — it’s figuring out where, exactly, he fits in. He suggested that seldom-used forward Merv Lindsay will get some more playing time even when Kirk comes back. He also said the fourguard look has been so good that he’ll probably keep using it regardless of the health of his man in the middle. So is this the end of Kirk’s honeymoon? Eh, don’t bet on it. We’ve been down this road before with Hugh Greenwood.

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When the Aussie combo guard went down with his injured right wrist back in December, forcing him to the sidelines for three games, the success of guards Cullen Neal and Deshawn Delaney was so remarkable that it seemed Greenwood might become nothing more than a role player. A month later, it appears as if the Lobos might implode without Greenwood. Time will show that the same will be true of Kirk, a 15-point, 9-rebound space eater who wreaks havoc on the defensive end. In short, don’t buy into the idea that the four-guard look is here to stay. Neal will use it more often, for sure. But even he sees the true value in having Kirk on the floor as often as possible. In other words, hurry on back, Alex. Your spot is still yours — but it sure is fun experimenting when you’re gone.

SOCHI, Russia — Five days before the opening ceremony, new IOC President Thomas Bach will convene his inner cabinet to review final preparations and security plans for the Sochi Games and push his agenda for future policy changes in the Olympic movement. Bach will chair a scheduled twoday meeting of his 14-member executive board in Sochi starting Sunday, the first stage of a weeklong gathering of the International Olympic Committee on the eve of Russia’s first Winter Games. Bach, a 60-year-old German, will be overseeing his first Olympics as IOC president. The former Olympic fencer was elected in September to succeed Belgium’s Jacques Rogge, who served for 12 years. The buildup to Sochi has been overshadowed by Western criticism of Russia’s law banning gay “propaganda” and the threat of terrorist attacks by Islamic insurgents from the North Caucasus region. The pair of suicide bombings in late December that killed 34 people in Volgograd, 400 miles from Sochi, has ramped up the security worries ahead of the Olympics. The Sochi organizing committee

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THE NEW MEXICAN Saturday, February 1, 2014

Hawks 125, 76ers 99


NBa eastern Conference

atlantic Toronto Brooklyn New York Philadelphia Boston southeast Miami Atlanta Washington Charlotte Orlando Central Indiana Chicago Detroit Cleveland Milwaukee

W 25 20 19 15 15 W 32 24 22 21 13 W 35 23 18 16 8

l 21 24 27 32 33 l 13 21 23 27 35 l 10 22 27 30 38

Pct .543 .455 .413 .319 .313 Pct .711 .533 .489 .438 .271 Pct .778 .511 .400 .348 .174

Western Conference

GB — 4 6 101/2 11 GB — 8 10 121/2 201/2 GB — 12 17 191/2 271/2

southwest W l Pct GB San Antonio 33 13 .717 — Houston 31 17 .646 3 Dallas 27 21 .563 7 Memphis 25 20 .556 71/2 New Orleans 19 26 .422 131/2 Northwest W l Pct GB Oklahoma City 38 10 .792 — Portland 33 13 .717 4 Minnesota 23 23 .500 14 Denver 22 23 .489 141/2 Utah 16 30 .348 21 Pacific W l Pct GB L.A. Clippers 33 16 .673 — Phoenix 28 18 .609 31/2 Golden State 29 19 .604 31/2 L.A. Lakers 16 31 .340 16 Sacramento 15 31 .326 161/2 Friday’s Games Orlando 113, Milwaukee 102 Atlanta 125, Philadelphia 99 Memphis 94, Minnesota 90 Oklahoma City 120, Brooklyn 95 Dallas 107, Sacramento 103 Toronto 100, Denver 90 Charlotte 110, L.A. Lakers 100 Golden State 95, Utah 90 saturday’s Games Brooklyn at Indiana, 5 p.m. Oklahoma City at Washington, 5 p.m. Philadelphia at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Minnesota at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. Cleveland at Houston, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Memphis, 6 p.m. Chicago at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Sacramento at San Antonio, 6:30 p.m. Miami at New York, 6:30 p.m. Charlotte at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Toronto at Portland, 8 p.m. Utah at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m.

thunder 120, Nets 95

OklaHOMa CItY (120) Durant 10-12 3-3 26, Ibaka 12-12 1-2 25, Perkins 4-9 0-0 8, Jackson 6-15 2-3 14, Sefolosha 5-9 3-4 14, Jones 3-5 4-4 11, Fisher 0-2 0-0 0, Lamb 5-6 2-2 12, Collison 1-3 2-2 4, Adams 2-3 0-0 4, Thabeet 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 49-77 17-20 120. BROOklYN (95) Johnson 4-8 0-0 9, Pierce 2-5 6-7 10, Garnett 0-4 0-0 0, Livingston 6-8 4-4 16, Anderson 2-5 0-0 5, Blatche 3-9 0-0 7, Williams 5-8 1-2 14, Teletovic 1-6 0-0 3, Evans 0-3 0-0 0, Plumlee 5-6 3-4 13, Terry 4-6 0-0 11, Teague 3-6 0-0 7. Totals 35-74 14-17 95. Oklahoma City 30 33 26 31—120 Brooklyn 16 19 24 36—95 A—17,732 (17,732).

Grizzlies 94, timberwolves 90

MeMPHIs (94) Prince 5-11 0-2 11, Randolph 11-20 4-7 26, Gasol 4-10 1-1 9, Conley 4-14 4-4 12, Lee 5-7 5-7 16, Calathes 3-5 0-0 7, Davis 3-5 0-1 6, Johnson 1-4 0-0 2, Miller 2-4 0-0 5. Totals 38-80 14-22 94. MINNesOta (90) Brewer 2-7 2-2 6, Love 12-20 1-1 28, Turiaf 3-4 1-2 7, Rubio 2-7 2-2 6, Martin 7-17 0-0 14, Dieng 0-1 0-0 0, Barea 5-11 0-0 12, Budinger 1-5 0-0 3, Shved 1-3 0-0 2, Cunningham 6-9 0-0 12. Totals 39-84 6-7 90. A—17,429 (19,356).

Bobcats 110, lakers 100

atlaNta (125) Carroll 5-9 0-0 13, Millsap 4-11 4-7 12, Ayon 3-4 1-2 7, Teague 3-10 6-6 12, Korver 3-4 2-2 11, Brand 8-12 2-3 18, L.Williams 3-10 5-5 12, Mack 4-6 0-0 8, Schroder 3-5 3-3 9, Scott 8-14 2-2 18, Nunnally 1-4 2-2 5, Cunningham 0-0 0-2 0. Totals 45-89 27-34 125. PHIlaDelPHIa (99) Turner 2-10 2-2 6, Young 11-19 4-7 29, Hawes 3-5 0-0 6, Carter-Williams 4-9 8-10 17, Anderson 0-6 0-0 0, Allen 5-10 1-2 11, Thompson 2-7 2-2 7, Wroten 1-13 4-4 6, Dedmon 1-2 0-0 2, E.Williams 3-6 8-10 15. Totals 32-87 29-37 99. atlanta 27 37 38 23—125 Philadelphia 21 31 23 24—99 A—14,702 (20,328).

CHaRlOtte (110) Kidd-Gilchrist 4-7 2-3 10, McRoberts 3-6 2-2 8, Jefferson 18-32 4-6 40, Sessions 3-8 3-4 9, Henderson 9-19 2-2 20, Tolliver 0-3 0-0 0, Zeller 2-3 1-3 5, Douglas-Roberts 2-3 2-2 7, Biyombo 1-1 0-0 2, Pargo 4-6 0-0 9. Totals 46-88 16-22 110. l.a. lakeRs (100) Johnson 1-5 1-2 3, Kelly 4-10 4-4 13, Gasol 9-17 6-6 24, Marshall 5-11 0-0 10, Meeks 5-15 6-6 19, Harris 2-5 0-1 4, Hill 0-3 0-2 0, Young 8-22 3-4 21, Sacre 2-5 2-2 6. Totals 36-93 22-27 100. Charlotte 31 31 24 24—110 l.a. lakers 27 22 25 26—100

MIlWaUkee (102) Middleton 5-11 0-0 10, Ilyasova 4-12 0-0 10, Sanders 4-11 2-4 10, Knight 3-9 2-2 10, Wolters 4-11 0-3 8, Butler 7-12 2-2 20, Antetokounmpo 4-7 5-9 15, Raduljica 3-4 0-0 6, Neal 5-10 3-4 13. Totals 39-87 14-24 102. ORlaNDO (113) Afflalo 7-13 6-7 21, Davis 2-6 0-0 4, Vucevic 5-9 2-2 12, Nelson 1-2 0-0 2, Oladipo 5-10 4-5 15, O’Quinn 3-6 2-2 8, Moore 5-7 0-0 13, Harris 7-18 4-5 18, Harkless 4-8 2-4 10, Lamb 3-3 0-0 8, Price 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 43-83 20-25 113. Milwaukee 20 26 18 38—102 Orlando 35 32 21 25—113 A—17,292 (18,500).

Friday, Jan. 31 east Brown 78, Cornell 66 Dartmouth 67, Penn 58 Harvard 82, Princeton 76 Iona 85, Manhattan 73 Rider 71, St. Peter’s 53 Yale 69, Columbia 59 south Florida Gulf Coast 71, Stetson 68 Mercer 90, ETSU 77 Murray St. 96, Austin Peay 88 SC-Upstate 65, Kennesaw St. 48 VMI 107, Presbyterian 93 Midwest Cleveland St. 86, Detroit 78 Oakland 86, Youngstown St. 85

Magic 113, Bucks 102

Raptors 100, Nuggets 90

tORONtO (100) Ross 7-10 3-3 18, Johnson 2-6 2-2 6, Valanciunas 4-10 5-6 13, Lowry 5-15 0-0 13, DeRozan 6-17 7-8 19, Patterson 4-7 0-0 9, Hayes 1-2 0-0 2, Salmons 4-9 0-0 11, Vasquez 0-4 0-0 0, Hansbrough 4-5 1-1 9. Totals 37-85 18-20 100. DeNVeR (90) Chandler 4-10 0-0 10, Faried 6-10 0-0 12, Hickson 7-10 4-8 18, Fournier 7-20 1-1 18, Foye 4-13 1-1 10, Hamilton 1-2 0-0 2, Arthur 1-2 2-2 4, Mozgov 3-5 0-0 6, Q.Miller 3-7 2-2 10, Randolph 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 36-80 10-14 90. toronto 29 31 26 14—100 Denver 25 28 17 20—90 A—17,131 (19,155).

Mavericks 107, kings 103

saCRaMeNtO (103) Gay 10-16 15-17 35, Thompson 4-7 0-0 8, Gray 2-2 0-0 4, Thomas 8-21 0-0 19, Thornton 3-9 0-0 9, Acy 3-4 2-2 8, Landry 2-2 0-0 4, McLemore 2-4 0-0 4, Williams 1-6 3-4 5, Fredette 3-4 0-0 7. Totals 38-75 20-23 103. Dallas (107) Crowder 3-8 0-0 6, Nowitzki 11-19 1111 34, Dalembert 3-4 0-0 6, Calderon 6-14 1-2 14, Ellis 6-10 8-9 20, Blair 1-5 4-6 6, Carter 2-6 0-0 4, Wright 4-6 2-5 10, Larkin 0-1 0-0 0, Harris 2-7 3-3 7. Totals 38-80 29-36 107. sacramento 20 29 32 22—103 Dallas 24 30 21 32—107 A—19,614 (19,200).

Raptors 100, Nuggets 90

tORONtO (100) Ross 7-10 3-3 18, Johnson 2-6 2-2 6, Valanciunas 4-10 5-6 13, Lowry 5-15 0-0 13, DeRozan 6-17 7-8 19, Patterson 4-7 0-0 9, Hayes 1-2 0-0 2, Salmons 4-9 0-0 11, Vasquez 0-4 0-0 0, Hansbrough 4-5 1-1 9. Totals 37-85 18-20 100. DeNVeR (90) Chandler 4-10 0-0 10, Faried 6-10 0-0 12, Hickson 7-10 4-8 18, Fournier 7-20 1-1 18, Foye 4-13 1-1 10, Hamilton 1-2 0-0 2, Arthur 1-2 2-2 4, Mozgov 3-5 0-0 6, Q.Miller 3-7 2-2 10, Randolph 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 36-80 10-14 90. toronto 29 31 26 14—100 Denver 25 28 17 20—90 A—17,131 (19,155).

NBa Calendar

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.

NCaa Men’s Division I

Men’s top 25

Friday’s Games No games scheduled. thursday’s Results No. 3 Florida 62 Mississippi State 51 No. 10 Michigan 75 Purdue 66 No. 13 Cincinnati 69 No. 12 Louisville 66 saturday’s Games No. 1 Arizona at California, 8:30 p.m. No. 2 Syracuse vs. No. 17 Duke, 4:30 p.m. No. 3 Florida vs. Texas A&M, 2 p.m. No. 4 Wichita State vs. Evansville, 1 p.m. No. 5 San Diego State vs. Colorado State, 5:05 p.m. No. 6 Kansas at No. 25 Texas, 2 p.m. No. 7 Michigan State vs. Georgetown at Madison Square Garden, 1 p.m. No. 8 Oklahoma State vs. Baylor, 12 p.m. No. 9 Villanova at Temple, 2 p.m. No. 11 Kentucky at Missouri, 11 a.m. No. 12 Louisville vs. UCF, 7 p.m. No. 14 Wisconsin vs. No. 24 Ohio State, 10 a.m. No. 15 Iowa at Illinois, 5:30 p.m. No. 16 Iowa State vs. No. 23 Oklahoma, 2 p.m. No. 19 Saint Louis vs. George Mason, 12:30 p.m. No. 21 UMass at Saint Joseph’s, 4 p.m. No. 22 Memphis at SMU, 12 p.m.

Women’s Division I

Friday, Jan. 31 east Cornell 80, Brown 70 Harvard 78, Princeton 68 Hofstra 55, UNC Wilmington 43 Penn 71, Dartmouth 53 Yale 76, Columbia 51 south James Madison 92, Coll. of Charleston 59 Midwest Illinois St. 65, Loyola of Chicago 54 Indiana St. 80, Bradley 67 Missouri St. 87, Evansville 70 Wichita St. 74, S. Illinois 51 Far West Arizona St. 64, Oregon St. 62 Oregon 84, Arizona 72 Washington St. 79, Southern Cal 75 Washington 70, UCLA 58

Women’s aP top 25

Friday’s Game No. 15 Arizona State 64, Oregon State 62


Durant’s 30-point streak ends in Thunder’s romp

MAGIC 113, BUCKS 102 In Orlando, Fla., Arron Afflalo scored 21 points, Tobias Harris added 18, and the Magic ran past the Bucks. The Magic snapped a threegame losing streak and extended their home winning streak over Milwaukee to 16 games. Nik Vucevic had 12 points and six rebounds in his second game back from a concussion. GRIZZLIES 94, TIMBERWOLVES 90 In Minneapolis, Zach Randolph had 26 points and 12 rebounds, and the Grizzlies overcame another strong effort by Kevin Love to beat the Timberwolves. Courtney Lee added 16 points for the Grizzlies, who have won

NHl eastern Conference

atlantic GP Boston 53 Tampa Bay 54 Toronto 56 Montreal 54 Detroit 54 Ottawa 54 Florida 54 Buffalo 53 Metro GP Pittsburgh 54 N.Y. Rangers 56 Carolina 54 Columbus 54 Philadelphia 55 New Jersey 56 Washington 55 N.Y. Islanders 57

W 34 31 29 29 24 24 21 15 W 38 30 25 27 26 23 24 21

l Ol Pts GF Ga 16 3 71 160 119 18 5 67 160 136 21 6 64 164 173 20 5 63 135 135 19 11 59 139 152 20 10 58 155 170 26 7 49 132 170 30 8 38 104 154 l Ol Pts GF Ga 14 2 78 175 129 23 3 63 145 140 20 9 59 137 151 23 4 58 159 153 23 6 58 150 163 21 12 58 132 140 22 9 57 158 167 28 8 50 159 191

Western Conference

Central GP W l Ol Pts GF Ga Chicago 56 33 10 13 79 199 156 St. Louis 53 36 12 5 77 181 122 Colorado 53 34 14 5 73 158 141 Minnesota 56 29 21 6 64 137 140 Nashville 56 25 23 8 58 139 168 Dallas 54 24 21 9 57 156 160 Winnipeg 56 26 25 5 57 159 165 Pacific GP W l Ol Pts GF Ga Anaheim 56 40 11 5 85 189 137 San Jose 55 34 15 6 74 166 133 Los Angeles 56 30 20 6 66 134 120 Vancouver 56 27 20 9 63 142 147 Phoenix 54 25 19 10 60 156 163 Calgary 54 20 27 7 47 128 170 Edmonton 56 18 32 6 42 147 190 Note: Two points are awarded for a win; one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Friday’s Games Detroit 4, Washington 3, SO N.Y. Rangers 4, N.Y. Islanders 1 Carolina 3, St. Louis 1 Nashville 3, New Jersey 2, OT Winnipeg 4, Vancouver 3 saturday’s Games Edmonton at Boston, 11 a.m. Tampa Bay at Montreal, 11 a.m. Buffalo at Colorado, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Los Angeles, 2 p.m. Ottawa at Toronto, 5 p.m. Florida at Columbus, 5 p.m. Nashville at St. Louis, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Phoenix, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Calgary, 8 p.m. Dallas at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Chicago at San Jose, 8:30 p.m. Hurricanes 3, Blues 1 st. louis 1 0 0—1 Carolina 1 1 1—3 First Period—1, Carolina, Gerbe 12 (Sekera, Faulk), 3:46 (pp). 2, St. Louis, Backes 18 (Roy, Oshie), 9:23 (pp). second Period—3, Carolina, Skinner 23 (Jo.Staal), 1:51. third Period—4, Carolina, Semin 13, 18:56 (en). shots on Goal—St. Louis 10-7-11—28. Carolina 12-10-9—31. Goalies—St. Louis, Halak. Carolina, Khudobin. a—16,035 (18,680). t—2:25. Red Wings 4, Capitals 3, sO Washington 1 0 2 0—3 Detroit 0 2 1 0—4 Detroit won shootout 1-0 First Period—1, Washington, Chimera 11 (Backstrom, Carlson), 15:24 (pp). second Period—2, Detroit, Miller 6 (Glendening, Eaves), 2:09. 3, Detroit, DeKeyser 3 (Sheahan), 18:21. third Period—4, Washington, Wellman 2 (Ovechkin), 8:09. 5, Detroit, Nyquist 10, 10:15. 6, Washington, Ovechkin 39 (Carlson, Chimera), 19:53. Overtime—None. shootout—Washington 0 (Fehr NG, Ovechkin NG, Backstrom NG, Wellman NG, Brouwer NG, Erat NG, Beagle NG), Detroit 1 (Alfredsson NG, Tatar NG, Zetterberg NG, Helm NG, Nyquist NG, Sheahan NG, Eaves G). shots on Goal—Washington 5-8-142—29. Detroit 22-9-10-4—45. Goalies—Washington, Neuvirth. Detroit, Howard. a—20,066. t—2:45.

five straight games and 10 of their last 11. The Grizzlies have won six straight on the road. Playing on a sore left ankle throughout the second half, Love led Minnesota with 28 points and 16 rebounds. Kevin Martin had 14 points for the Timberwolves, who lost for just the second time in seven games. HAWKS 125, 76ERS 99 In Philadelphia, Mike Scott and Elton Brand scored 18 points apiece to lead seven Hawks in double figures, and Atlanta routed the 76ers. DeMarre Carroll contributed 13 points, Paul Millsap, Jeff Teague and Lou Williams had 12 apiece, and Kyle Korver added 11 points for the Hawks. Thaddeus Young scored 29 points, Michael CarterWilliams added 17 and Elliot Williams had 15 for the Sixers, who have dropped 11 of their last 13 home games, including

five straight. MAVERICKS 107, KINGS 103 In Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki scored 34 points, and the Mavericks held off Sacramento, handing the Kings their sixth straight loss in another game without leading scorer DeMarcus Cousins. A night after being named an All-Star for the 12th time, Nowitzki helped the Mavericks rally in the fourth quarter after they squandered a double-digit lead in the first half and fell behind by 14 in the third. RAPTORS 100, NUGGETS 90 In Denver, DeMar DeRozan scored 19 points, Terrence Ross had 18, and the Raptors ended a decade-long drought in Denver by beating the short-handed Nuggets. Jonas Valanciunas and Kyle Lowry added 13 points apiece for the Raptors, who snapped a nine-game losing streak in the Mile High City dating to 2003.


Wta tOUR Open GDF sUeZ

Friday at stade Pierre de Coubertin Paris singles Quarterfinals Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, def. Angelique Kerber (4), Germany, 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (3); Maria Sharapova (1), Russia, def. Kirsten Flipkens (8), Belgium, 6-2, 6-2. Alize Cornet, France, def. Andrea Petkovic, Germany, 7-6 (6), 5-7, 6-3; Sara Errani (3), Italy, def. Elina Svitolina, Ukraine, 6-2, 6-3.

Ptt Pattaya Women’s Open

Friday at Dusit Resort Pattaya, thailand singles Quarterfinals Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic, def. Sorana Cirstea (3), Romania, 1-6, 7-6 (3), 6-0; Julia Goerges, Germany, def. Elena Vesnina (5), Russia, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3; Andrea Hlavackova, Czech Republic, def. Peng Shuai (8), China, 6-2, 7-5; Ekaterina Makarova (4), Russia, def. Kimiko Date-Krumm, Japan, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

DaVIs CUP China 3, New Zealand 1

at tianjin tennis Center, tianjin, China Wu Di, China, def. Michael Venus, New Zealand, 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2, 1-6, 6-3. Zhang Ze, China, vs. Jose Statham, New Zealand, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Marcus Daniell and Michael Venus, New Zealand, def. Gong Mao-Xin and Li Zhe, China, 6-3, 7-6 (3), 7-5. Wu Di, China, def. Jose Statham, New Zealand, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (1), 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. Zhang Ze, China, vs. Michael Venus, New Zealand, abandoned.


sunday, Feb. 2 At East Rutherford, N.J. Denver vs. Seattle, 4:30 p.m. (FOX)


PGa tOUR Phoenix Open

Friday at tPC scottsdale, scottsdale, ariz.; Purse: $6.2 million Yardage: 7,152; Par: 71 Partial second Round a-denotes amateur Matt Jones 65-65—130 Bubba Watson 64-66—130 Greg Chalmers 65-67—132 Harris English 65-67—132 Hideki Matsuyama 66-67—133 Pat Perez 65-68—133 Kevin Stadler 65-68—133 William McGirt 65-69—134 Brandt Snedeker 70-64—134 Patrick Reed 67-67—134 Scott Piercy 67-67—134 Morgan Hoffmann 69-66—135 Martin Laird 67-68—135 Jason Kokrak 66-69—135 Nick Watney 69-68—137 Ken Duke 70-67—137 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 66-71—137 Nicolas Colsaerts 69-68—137 James Driscoll 67-70—137 Hunter Mahan 66-71—137 Ryan Moore 66-71—137 Bill Haas 69-68—137 Jhonattan Vegas 71-66—137 Y.E. Yang 64-73—137 Chris Stroud 70-67—137 leaderboard at time of suspended play sCORe tHRU 1. Matt Jones -12 F 1. Bubba Watson -12 F 3. Greg Chalmers -10 F 3. Harris English -10 F 5. Hideki Matsuyama -9 F 5. Pat Perez -9 F 5. Kevin Stadler -9 F 8. Brandt Snedeker -8 F 8. Patrick Reed -8 F 8. Scott Piercy -8 F 8. William McGirt -8 F

eURO tOUR Omega Dubai Desert Classic

Friday at emirates Golf Club (Majlis Course) Dubai, United arab emirates Purse: $2.5 million Yardage: 7,316; Par: 72 second Round a-amateur Rory McIlroy, NIr 63-70—133 Brooks Koepka, USA 69-65—134 Julien Quesne, Fra 66-70—136 Damien McGrane, Irl 66-70—136 Danny Willett, Eng 71-65—136 Stephen Gallacher, Sco 66-71—137 Jamie Donaldson, Wal 69-68—137 Edoardo Molinari, Ita 65-72—137 Thongchai Jaidee, Tha 68-69—137 Henrik Stenson, Swe 70-67—137 Robert Rock, Eng 67-70—137 Justin Walters, SAf 69-68—137 Simon Dyson, Eng 69-69—138 Roope Kakko, Fin 69-69—138 also Tiger Woods, USA 68-73—141 Fred Couples, USA 70-71—141

Phil Mickelson makes it to weekend in Phoenix Open

“Back is not as loose as you want it to be, weather is not as warm as you want it to SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — be,” Watson said. “But I hit a Phil Mickelson made it to the good tee shot, and then I hit weekend in the Phoenix Open. my wedge in there close and I Another popular left-hander made the putt. … That got me and a fellow former Arizona going.” State player set the pace. Wearing lime greens shoes A week after withdrawing Phil Mickelson hits his tee and an otherwise all-black from Torrey Pines because shot during the Phoenix outfit, Watson bogeyed the Open on Friday in Scottsof back pain, Mickelson shot par-3 seventh after driving dale, Ariz. a 4-under 67 in his afternoon right. He made a 30-foot birdie ROSS FRANKLIN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS round Friday at cool and putt on the par-4 eighth and breezy TPC Scottsdale. The closed with a bogey on the He flew to Georgia to see back par-4 ninth after his wedge defending champion was specialist Tom Boers and was shot spun off the green. eight strokes behind leadtold his facet joints locked up. ers Bubba Watson and Matt “I had two sloppy bogeys “My back feels great,” MickJones. coming down the stretch, but elson said. “Like I said, it was “I’m not totally out of it,” I will take it,” Watson said. a simple fix. I just don’t want Mickelson said. “Obviously, Jones birdied four of his last to overdo it.” heading into the weekend, six holes. He also played in Lefty saved par with a I’d like to be closer, but as we the morning. 12-footer on the par-5 15th hole have seen in the past, there is “We definitely got the good after hitting his second shot that 8-, 9-, 10-, in some cases side of the draw,” Jones said. 11-under par round out there.” into the water. On Thursday Despite the cooler weather, in his opening 71, he reached Indeed, the three-time the tournament set an attenthe green in two and threechampion has shot 11-under dance record for the third putted for par from about the 60 twice in the event, in the straight day with an estimated second round in his 2005 vic- same distance. “Very difficult conditions to crowd of 123,674. Since Montory and last year in the first go really low,” Mickelson said. day, an estimated 313,054 round. people have attended the Harris English and Greg Watson, the long-hitting event. The seven-day record Chalmers shot 67 to reach left-hander who won the of 538,356 was set in 2008. 10 under, and Pat Perez, Kevin 2012 Masters, followed his It also was expected to be opening 64 with a 66 to reach Stadler and Hideki Matcool over the weekend, with 12 under. Jones, the Australian suyama were 9 under. Mathighs in the low-60s. suyama had a 67, and Perez who played at Arizona State Jones is a regular at the and lives in Scottsdale, had his and Stadler shot 68. course, but doesn’t consider second straight 65. Watson opened with a that an advantage. “It’s right where I want to birdie on the par-4 10th. In be going into the weekend,” 50-degree conditions with “The golf course is so difWatson said. the wind hours away on the ferent tournament week than The 43-year-old Mickelson cloudy day when it barely it is when you play out here felt soreness in his back two reached the mid-60s, he hit regularly,” Jones said. “It’s a lot weeks ago in Abu Dhabi, and a 315-yard drive to set up a harder, a lot faster. The greens pulled out at Torrey Pines 70-yard shot that he hit to are a lot quicker. The pins are after making the 36-hole cut. 4 feet. a lot more tucked out here. The Associated Press

The Thunder’s Kevin Durant, left, moves around the Nets’ Shaun Livingston during the first half of Friday’s game in New York. SETH WENIG/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Rangers 4, Islanders 1 N.Y. Islanders 0 1 0—1 N.Y. Rangers 1 0 3—4 First Period—1, N.Y. Rangers, Boyle 4 (Staal), 3:29. second Period—2, N.Y. Islanders, Okposo 24 (de Haan, Bailey), 14:28. third Period—3, N.Y. Rangers, Brassard 9 (Staal, Zuccarello), 12:14. 4, N.Y. Rangers, Richards 14 (Callahan, Hagelin), 14:59. 5, N.Y. Rangers, McDonagh 8 (D.Moore), 19:59 (en). shots on Goal—N.Y. Islanders 12-198—39. N.Y. Rangers 14-6-17—37. Goalies—N.Y. Islanders, Nabokov. N.Y. Rangers, Lundqvist. a—18,006 (18,006). t—2:30. Hurricanes 3, Blues 1 st. louis 1 0 0—1 Carolina 1 1 1—3 First Period—1, Carolina, Gerbe 12 (Sekera, Faulk), 3:46 (pp). 2, St. Louis, Backes 18 (Roy, Oshie), 9:23 (pp). second Period—3, Carolina, Skinner 23 (Jo.Staal), 1:51. third Period—4, Carolina, Semin 13, 18:56 (en). shots on Goal—St. Louis 10-7-10—27. Carolina 12-10-9—31. Goalies—St. Louis, Halak. Carolina, Khudobin. a—16,035 (18,680). t—2:25. Jets 4, Canucks 3 Vancouver 1 1 1—3 Winnipeg 2 1 1—4 First Period—1, Winnipeg, Bogosian 3 (Enstrom, Ladd), 5:02. 2, Winnipeg, Setoguchi 9 (Byfuglien, Scheifele), 6:07. 3, Vancouver, Edler 4 (Burrows, Kesler), 10:27 (pp). second Period—4, Vancouver, Kesler 19, 4:48. 5, Winnipeg, Frolik 11 (Ladd, Little), 6:41. third Period—6, Vancouver, Garrison 6 (Stanton, Kesler), 11:50. 7, Winnipeg, Setoguchi 10 (Trouba), 17:04. shots on Goal—Vancouver 7-10-9—26. Winnipeg 15-13-6—34. Goalies—Vancouver, Lack. Winnipeg, Pavelec. a—15,004 (15,004). t—2:18. Predators 3, Devils 2, Ot New Jersey 0 2 0 0—2 Nashville 1 0 1 1—3 First Period—1, Nashville, Weber 14 (Hornqvist), 6:45. second Period—2, New Jersey, Elias 11 (Jagr, T.Zajac), 13:00. 3, New Jersey, Jagr 17 (Elias, T.Zajac), 18:59. third Period—4, Nashville, Legwand 10 (Josi, Jones), 19:49. Overtime—5, Nashville, Weber 15 (Wilson), 1:29. shots on Goal—New Jersey 9-8-81—26. Nashville 13-12-7-1—33. Goalies—New Jersey, Schneider. Nashville, Hutton. a—17,207 (17,113). t—2:23.


By John Nicholson

The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Kevin Durant’s 30-point streak ended at 12 games when he scored 26 in just Thunder 120 30 minutes, and the Nets 95 Oklahoma City Thunder won their 10th in a row with a 120-95 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night. Serge Ibaka made all 12 shots and added 25 points and nine rebounds for the Thunder, who were so good that Durant sat the entire fourth quarter, the only way to slow him down right now. The NBA’s leading scorer finished 10 of 12 from the field, though his scoring average during his sensational January dropped from 36.6 to 35.9.



West Las Vegas stays undefeated in district

opening quarter. D.J. Bustos hit a pair in the first quarter as It was perhaps the best performance West Las Vegas took a 16-4 lead. The Elks yet by the West Las Vegas boys basketball cut the margin to 21-11 with less than team, and the timing couldn’t be better. 2 minutes to go in the second quarter, but The Dons held the Dons scored the last eight points of the W. L. Vegas 72 Pojoaque Valley to half for a 29-11 margin. Pojoaque 43 11 first-half points as The West Las Vegas lead grew to 48-25 they rolled to a 72-43 after the third quarter and to 71-33 with less win in Gillie Lopez Memorial Gymnasium than 2 minutes left. in a District 2AAA game on Friday night. D.J. Bustos finished with 19 points, while The win improved West Las Vegas to Tino Castellano and Andres Gallegos each 4-0 in the district, which caught head coach had 12. Pojoaque was led by Matthew HerDavid Bustos by surprise. rera’s 15 points. “If they would have told us in August CaPITaL-aBq. sT. PIUs X BOYs we’d be 4-0 in district starting fresh, I’d BaskeTBaLL GaMe CaNCeLed have told you, you were crazy,” he said. Saturday’s nondistrict boys basketball The Dons went crazy from 3-point range, game between Capital and Albuquerque St. Pius X was canceled Friday due to a hitting seven 3s overall and four in the The New Mexican

scheduling conflict, Santa Fe Public Schools athletic director Leslie Romero-Kilmer said. The game was scheduled for 3 p.m. in Albuquerque, but St. Pius head coach Damian Segura said Capital assistant principal Mike Lovato, who oversees athletics at Capital, called St. Pius AD Jim Cook to see if it could be rescheduled in the evening since Capital had to play a District 2AAAA game at 7 p.m. on Friday in Los Alamos — a game the Jaguars lost. “They said they couldn’t play [at 3 p.m.],” Segura said. “So we just put it down as a cancellation.” The game will not count as a forfeit for either team. Segura added that St. Pius has not played a Saturday night game in five years and will only do so if it has to, specifically for the Class AAAA State Tournament.


Coach K vs. Jim Boeheim in classic matchup By John Kekis

The Associated Press

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Students have been camped at Boeheimburg outside the Carrier Dome for nearly two weeks in bitter cold, with a few fans having paid for their Syracuse season tickets by making the shrewd financial decision to sell their seats for home game No. 13. The head coach simply shrugs. “I’ve coached 1,000 games. That’s too many games to get excited about one game,” said Jim Boeheim, head coach of the unbeaten No. 2 Orange. “It’s a 31-game regular season and every game is important, every game counts the same, and you have to approach it that way.” Maybe for the coaches, but not the fans. This upstate New York city is abuzz as it awaits the arrival of

Syracuse’s Rakeem Christmas dunks over Wake Forest’s Tyler Cavanaugh, left, during the first half of Wednesday’s game in Winston-Salem, N.C. CHUCK BURTON/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

No. 17 Duke —the new Georgetown on the Syracuse schedule. Yes, the Carrier Dome will be

overflowing on Saturday night on the eve of the Super Bowl, and this key Atlantic Coast Conference game is a big deal. It will feature two Hall of Fame coaches — and two good friends who have twice won Olympic gold together as colleagues — with a combined 1,914 wins: Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski (974) and Boeheim (940), the top two all-time in Division I. They’re also the only coaches in history to win more than 900 games at one school, with the 69-year-old Boeheim ahead in that category at 940 in 38 years at his alma mater and Krzyzewski at 901 in 34 years at Duke. When Syracuse faced Connecticut in the 2012 Big East quarterfinals, Boeheim and former Huskies coach Jim Calhoun had a combined 1,760 wins. “It will be an historic game,”

Krzyzewski, soon to be 67, said. “The fact that Jim and I, total, have won over 1,900 games, it’s never been done. He and I talked about it this summer because we worked together the past 10 years with USA Basketball, that every time we go on the court, it will be something special.” Despite those imposing numbers, the two coaches have squared off against one another just twice, and each has one victory. Duke won the last meeting, 80-67, in the 1998 NCAA tournament’s South Regional, and Syracuse won the first, 78-76, in the 1989 ACC-Big East Challenge in Greensboro, N.C. With Syracuse in the ACC now, the teams will double that total this season in a three-week span when the Orange visit Cameron Indoor Stadium later this month.

Joy: Demons have only 3 seniors on team Continued from Page B-1 Demons made after Rodriguez called the timeout, it would appear that he gave them a spirited speech that can only be seen in sports movies, but as a matter of fact, Rodriguez said nothing at all. Rodriguez stepped out during that 30-second timeout so that the players could talk among themselves. “Sometimes you just have to let the kids figure it out,” Rodriguez said. “I’m not sure what was said in there, but I think everyone just said enough is enough.” As a matter of fact, it was the young Fulgenzi who had something to say. “I just told the guys to keep their focus and keep plugging away like we did in practice,” Fulgenzi said. Fulgenzi backed up his talk with a 19-point performance to lead the Demons. Ten of those points came in the fourth quarter. The Demons are a young team with only three seniors, so they are still searching for a vocal leader. Since Fulgenzi is the team’s starting point guard, he said it is his responsibility to take that role. “I’m trying to be a leader,” Fulgenzi said. “At the beginning of the season I was shy because

I’m a sophomore. My coach said we need a leader out here, so I’m trying to be a vocal leader. I’m like the quarterback on the court. I have to make sure everyone knows the play and everything.” Fulgenzi and Mueller combined for 33 points on Friday and as a team, the Demons only gave up three turnovers in the second half. “They directed the offense and they led,” Rodriguez said of his two point guards. “That’s what you need point guards to do. They need to push themselves like they push others, and tonight they played like good point guards do.” The Demons started the second half on a 12-2 run to take the lead away from the Spartans. That was not just in part to the point guards, but Rodriguez said this was the best overall performance from his team this year. “We played the way good teams play,” Rodriguez said. “We played smart and we played strong. We’ve had a lot of flashes of that, but we’ve also had the complete opposite, and that’s what kept us out of the win column.” Now the Demons are in the win column, as far as the district is concerned, and things could not be better for the Demons. “Everyone is happy,” Fulgenzi said. “Even if someone had a bad game, they’re still happy.”

recent trip to Colorado. Neal insists that road trips are still about the task at hand, but he also says they’re also meant to be fun. And having fun on the road has been more enjoyable for the Lobos. Unbeaten through five games in Mountain West Conference road schedule and six games on opponent’s home floors — that excludes the loss to Kansas since the game was played in Kansas City rather than Lawrence, Kan. — the Lobos might actually prefer to be on the road instead of home in The Pit on Saturday night against San Jose State. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:07 p.m. against a Spartans team that pushed UNM (16-4, 7-1 MWC) to the brink three weeks ago. The Lobos escaped SJSU’s 3-point barrage in a 69-65 win. After playing five MWC road games in 21 days, New Mexico will hit the road for its final four MWC road stops over the course of the next 42 days. The rest of the games are in The Pit. “The schedule is pretty favorable for us and hopefully we can take advantage of that,” Neal said. If that’s the case, they’ll have to do it in the short term without center Alex Kirk.

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The 7-foot junior is likely out of Saturday’s game due to a lower leg injury, an ailment that kept him on the sidelines for the last two games. “I’m going into it, you know — if he plays, great,” Neal said. “If he doesn’t, then we’ve got to go forward like we did the last two games.” Kirk was scheduled to meet with a doctor Thursday and then report to Neal on Friday. As of Friday evening, Kirk’s status was officially still listed as day to day. Neal said the team has actually grown up despite missing its man in the middle. “I think any time you can win on the road it gives you confidence,” he said. “I think it’s just good for your team. Going into those games when I knew we didn’t have Alex, there were concerns. You don’t know how your guys are going to react or


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Boys basketball

Bernalillo’s Daniel Jaramillo, left, tries to block Santa Fe High’s Warren Fulgenzi as he looks for the open man during Friday’s game at Santa Fe High. LUIS SáNCHEz SATURNO/THE NEW MEXICAN

Lobos: Players settling into new pattern Continued from Page B-1

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how they’re going to play.” The Lobos’ normal eight-man rotation grew to include a pair of starts from 7-foot freshman Obij Aget and key minutes from role players like Cleveland Thomas, Cullen Neal and Nick Banyard, and rarely used players like Merv Lindsay and Arthur Edwards. Neal said players are finally starting to settle into a substitution pattern that compliments the entire roster. “That first month of the season everybody’s playing for minutes and trying to figure out if they’re going to get more minutes,” he said. “But after that first month it’s basically over. You’ve got to fit into a role and do what your supposed to do. I think they’ve done that.” Filling the role of conference frontrunner is something the team also does well. Seeking their fifth MWC title in six years, the Lobos trail No. 5 San Diego State (18-1, 7-0) by a half game in the standings. Entering the weekend they are the only MWC teams unbeaten away from home. “You don’t want to hit your stride too early and you don’t want to hit your stride as late as possible,” Neal said. “I think it’s a gradual progression with our team and I think we’ve still got a big ceiling where we can reach.”

Atrisco Heritage 53, Highland 42 Belen 68, Valencia 57 Clayton 56, Texico 52 Cleveland 58, Manzano 54 Cliff 81, Quemado 46 Clovis Christian 64, Faith Christian 16 Cobre 67, Hatch Valley 47 Dora 71, Melrose 49 Gadsden 59, Las Cruces 51 Gallup 74, Grants 66 Hope Christian 91, Clovis 72 Kirtland Central 51, Farmington 35 La Cueva 55, Albuquerque Academy 53 Logan 80, Fort Sumner 56 Lordsburg 60, Tularosa 56 Los Alamos 40, Capital 38 Los Lunas 40, Miyamura 29 Maxwell 61, Roy 28 Mayfield 54, Alamogordo 52 Navajo Prep 64, Santa Fe Indian 56 Piedra Vista 61, Aztec 55 Reserve 70, Animas 27 Ruidoso 55, Lovington 54 Santa Fe 70, Bernalillo 57 Santa Rosa 83, Tucumcari 53 Shiprock 84, Thoreau 54 Valley 64, Rio Grande 44 Volcano Vista 72, Hobbs 54

West Las Vegas 72, Pojoaque 43 West Mesa 64, Albuquerque High 57 Wingate 49, Bloomfield 35 Postponements and cancellations Mesa Vista vs. Questa, ccd.

Girls basketball Cibola 53, St. Pius 45 Cleveland 65, Manzano 48 Cliff 69, Quemado 22 Clovis 78, Artesia 26 Clovis Christian 37, Faith Christian 36 Elida 61, Tatum 59 Hatch Valley 60, Cobre 21 Las Cruces 45, Gadsden 34 Logan 56, Fort Sumner 46 Mayfield 46, Alamogordo 32 Melrose 56, Dora 47 Portales 62, Goddard 28 Reserve 42, Animas 29 Taos 50, McCurdy 31 Texico 45, Clayton 29 Thoreau 64, Cuba 50 Tularosa 93, Lordsburg 51 Zuni 76, Tohatchi 57 Postponements and cancellations Mesa Vista vs. Questa, ccd.

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Today Boys Basketball — Albuquerque Menaul at Desert Academy (at GCCC), 2 p.m. Santa Fe Indian School at Dulce, 2:30 p.m. Mesa Vista at Escalante, 5:30 p.m. Santa Fe Waldorf at Tse’ Yi’ Gai, 5:30 p.m. Las Vegas Robertson at Taos, 7 p.m. Pecos at Monte del Sol (at Christian Life), 7 p.m. Santa Fe Preparatory at Peñasco, 4 p.m. Estancia at McCurdy, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball — Mesa Vista at Escalante, 4 p.m. Santa Fe Waldorf at Tse’ Yi’ Gai, 4 p.m. Santa Fe Preparatory at Peñasco, 2:30 p.m. Pecos at Monte del Sol (at Christian Life), 5:30 p.m. Questa at McCurdy, 6 p.m. Santa Fe High at Bernalillo, 7 p.m. Los Alamos at Capital, 7 p.m. Pojoaque Valley at West Las Vegas, 7 p.m.


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Broncos: O-line formidable, effective Continued from Page B-1 accolades and awards and none of it means anything when you get between those lines.” No, what matters is execution and Manning has had his team on a nononsense mission for months and he’s only ratcheted up his focus and his dogged determination during preparations for the biggest game of his stellar career. Manning is the only player in this game who’s won a Super Bowl, and his top target Sunday could even be Jacob Tamme or Bubba Caldwell. He doesn’t discriminate, he distributes. He doesn’t often get duped. He deciphers. He doesn’t force passes, he finds the best matchup. And he’s got time to do it because the Broncos added size and strength to the middle of their line with the addition of right guard Louis Vasquez (6-5, 335 pounds), which moved Manny Ramirez (6-3, 320) to center next to left guard Zane Beadles (6-4, 305). They gave Manning the room to step into all those throws and he’s also quick enough in his recognition and release to usually avoid the edge rushers who might get past tackles Chris Clark or Orlando Franklin. The line’s also opened enough holes for Knowshon Moreno to capitalize on soft underneath coverages to amass 1,761 yards from scrimmage, rendering Ball a fresh-legged cohort and Hillman an afterthought. Ball famously whiffed on Seahawks blitzing linebacker Bobby Wagner in the preseason and Manning had to peel himself off the ground. That ruined his chances of winning the starting job in the Broncos backfield. And Hillman’s fumble at the goal line in that game, which Brandon Browner returned 106 yards for a Seattle score, opened the door for Moreno to become the featured back. Moreno picked up the blitzes and the first downs all season, providing balance to the Broncos’ aerial fireworks. Even though star left tackle Ryan Clady was lost for the season with a foot injury in September, Manning’s jersey hardly needed the laundry as he was sacked an average of just 1.11 times a game, the lowest takedown rate of any quarterback who started all of his team’s games. Even when they stall they don’t usually have to call upon Britton Colquitt, who’s punted just once in the last month, because the Broncos have the strongest, most accurate long-range kicker in football, Matt Prater, who kicked a record 64-yarder in icy conditions in Denver last month. Prater’s 170 points have helped Manning’s prolific offense make up for a defense that lost Von Miller and four other starters but came together down the stretch behind backups and Elway’s free agent jackpot of Terrance Knighton, Dominique RodgersCromartie, Shaun Phillips, Paris Lenon and Jeremy Mincey. Champ Bailey missed much of the season with a foot injury but he’s coming off his best game and playing in his first Super Bowl in his 15-year career. “Things do take time, and I finally got with the right group of guys,” Bailey said. “I played with some great players, but this is definitely the best team I’ve been on.” PREdIctION: BRONcOS 27, SEahaWkS 23


Defense, run game may give Seattle win By Tim Booth

The Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. n the midst of being reclusive for most of the week leading up to his first Super Bowl, Marshawn Lynch spoke a truth about his Seattle Seahawks. What they might lack with a roster void of Super Bowl experience, they make up for with an attitude and approach that Pete Carroll has instilled from the moment he landed in Seattle. “I stay ready,” Lynch said. “So there ain’t no getting ready.” If there is an overbearing quality Carroll has produced in his four seasons in charge of the Seahawks, it’s a continuous trend of always being competitive. They don’t get blown out. They don’t get overwhelmed. They don’t succumb in the moment. They treat each week as an individual, singular event. The Seahawks are trained to operate in this manner and it’s why even against Peyton Manning, even against the most prolific, pass-happy offense in NFL history, Carroll’s team will not be astounded by what they walk into Sunday night at MetLife Stadium. “You don’t see nervousness in guys’ eyes,” Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman said. “You don’t see guys acting


Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson warms up during practice Friday in East Rutherford, N.J. JEFF ROBERSON/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

any different than they would on any other day or any other week of the season. They’re going out there and following the same routine as they have all season long. You just get the sense that guys are comfortable in the situation and comfortable in the moment because you don’t really think

about the moment.” Seattle’s been on this stage once before, eight years ago with a completely different style of team that was unable to match the physicality of Pittsburgh. Thing is, this version of the Seahawks look awfully familiar to that Steelers team.

Ben Roethlisberger was in his second season as the Steelers’ quarterback, just like Russell Wilson is with Seattle. Roethlisberger was less of a passer at that time because the Steelers had a running game led by Willie Parker and Jerome Bettis that was in the top five in the NFL during the regular season. The Steelers also had a defense that was No. 4 in the league during the regular season. It might be a painful comparison for Seattle fans, but the similarities are notable. Wilson can win the game with his arm, if needed, but Lynch and the running game is always Seattle’s priority. The Seahawks defense was the best in the NFL in scoring, total yards allowed and turnovers forced. They are unlike anything Manning and the Broncos have seen this season. Denver faced only two teams all season with total defenses that finished ranked in the top 10 when the regular season concluded. “This is something that we’ve been looking forward to. Us being the No. 1 defense, them being the No. 1 offense, I think it’s fitting,” Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner said. “It’s our time to prove why we’re the No. 1 defense.” Also not to be overlooked is Seattle’s red zone defense that was the best in the NFL. It’s inevitable that Manning will move Denver’s

offense. He’s one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history because he’s been able to find quick solutions to problems defenses present. But those drives that he converted into 55 touchdown passes during the regular season will be far more difficult to achieve against the Seahawks. The Seahawks allowed 36 red zone drives during the regular season and touchdowns on only 13 of those possessions. The 132 red-zone points allowed by Seattle is the fewest by any team since 2006. That is where this game will be won. The Denver defense Wilson and Lynch will face is not on the same scale as the problems San Francisco posed in the NFC championship game and that’s without mentioning the availability of Percy Harvin and what that could add to Seattle’s offense. Meanwhile, it’s unrealistic to think Seattle will be able to stop Manning. Thinking otherwise is foolish. But while Manning will be able to lead some drives, Seattle’s defense inside the 20 is suffocating. They will force Denver to settle for field goals. Ultimately, the strength of the Seahawks is greater than the strength of the Broncos. PREdIctION: SEahaWkS 27, BRONcOS 22

Manning still has strong fan base in Indianapolis

10 Super Bowl Ads to watch

By Michael Marot

NEW YORK — Actress Scarlett Johansson gives SodaStream some sex appeal in a controversial spot. Kia revives actor Laurence Fishburne’s Matrix character Morpheus in its commercial. And cute puppies and kids abound in ads for Cheerios to Anheuser-Busch. Advertisers are planning to pull out the tools in their arsenal during Super Bowl time this Sunday, including celebrities, A-list rock bands and cinematic story lines. Here are 10 ads to watch for on Sunday. 1. Anheuser-Busch: The biggest Super Bowl advertiser’s ad in the fourth quarter shows an adorable Golden Labrador becoming enamored with one of the beermaker’s iconic Clydesdales to the tune of “Let Her Go” by Passenger. 2. General Mill’s Cheerios: The cereal maker brings back an interracial family that starred in a prior spot. This one shows a father telling his daughter that they’re going to have an addition to the family, a baby boy. Then, the little girl strongly suggests they also get a puppy. The ad airs during the first unscheduled time-out of the game. 3. Bank of America: The bank will promote its partnership with AIDS nonprofit (RED) by having music group U2 sing their new single, “Invisible.” between the first and second quarter. The song will be a free download on iTunes during the game and for the following 24 hours. Bank of America will donate $1 each time it is downloaded to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS. 4. SodaStream: The Israeli athome soda maker has stirred up controversy on two fronts. Their ad features Her actress Scarlett Johansson touting the health and

The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — Peyton Manning still tugs on the heartstrings of Indianapolis football fans. Friends and former teammates are happy he’s made it back to the NFL’s biggest stage, and the general public is excited to see if No. 18 can win a second Super Bowl ring this weekend, too. Many in this town just wished this incredible season had come in Colts blue rather than Broncos orange. “I think as fans of Peyton, people hoped he would stay with the same team and finish it out,” said Jeff Saturday, Manning’s longtime center. “But that wasn’t possible. Peyton wanted to still play. The Colts released him and that happens in our business. As a player, you have to move on to the next team, and he’s done what he’s supposed to do.” He’s continued to win at a recordbreaking rate. Many in Indy never doubted Manning would continue to play at this high level — if he could get healthy. But after missing the entire 2011 season to recover from a damaged nerve in his neck and facing a salary cap dilemma, Colts owner Jim Irsay made the toughest decision of his career — cutting ties with Manning and using the No. 1 draft pick to begin anew. Immediate reactions in Indy were mixed when Irsay tearfully tried to explain he wanted Manning to have another shot at the Super Bowl before his career ended, while the Colts were attempting to remain a Super Bowl contender for the next

Chris Mohammed, owner of Mojo Industries in Vincennes, Ind., displays a ‘Denverapolis Broncolts’ T-shirt in his shop. JENNY PETER/VINCENNES (INDIANA) SUN-COMMERCIAL

decade with a completely new cast. So far, so good. Since drafting Andrew Luck, the Colts have posted back-to-back 11-win seasons and reached the playoffs twice. Manning, meanwhile, has posted two straight 13-win seasons, just completed perhaps the greatest regular season by any quarterback in league history and will make his third Super Bowl start Sunday in New York. Indy fans aren’t surprised by Manning’s success, especially after watching him turn this basketball bastion into a football-friendly town. “I think everyone is pulling for him,” said Joe Gray, a 59-year-old Colts season ticket holder who was impressed by the standing ovation Manning got when he returned to Lucas Oil Stadium in October. “I’m not saying I don’t like Luck, I just wish Peyton was still here.” Gray finds himself in a crowded group.

By Mae Anderson

The Associated Press

environmental benefits of the soda maker and will run in the fourth quarter. On Thursday, Johansson resigned her Oxfam ambassadorship. The nonprofit was unhappy she was linked with SodaStream, which operates in Israeli settlements in the West Bank of Palestine. Oxfam is opposed to that. 5. H&M: The clothing maker’s ad in the second quarter features nifty technology that will allow people with some Samsung Smart TVs to order soccer star David Beckham’s Bodywear products with their remote control in real time. 6. Nestle’s Butterfinger: A suggestive teaser ad showed a couple, “Chocolate” and “Peanut Butter,” in ’70s-style couple’s therapy talking about the need for “change” and “excitement.” The actual ad in the third quarter will have a related theme, and Butterfinger is expected to introduce its Peanut Butter Cups with some tongue-in-cheek double entendres. 7. Beats Music: Ellen DeGeneres reimagines the Goldilocks and The Three Bears fairy tale in this ad running in the third quarter that introduces Beats Music, a streaming music service. 8. Wonderful Pistachios: The snack producer showcases comedian Stephen Colbert running amok in two 15-second ads in the second quarter. 9. Kia: In the carmaker’s thirdquarter ad to introduce its K900 luxury sedan, Laurence Fishburne reprises his Matrix role as Morpheus and displays some surprising operatic skills. 10. Chrysler: The automaker is bound to surprise. Always mum ahead of the game, Chrysler has produced some of the best loved and most remembered spots during the big game, like Eminem’s “Imported from Detroit” ad in 2011. Look for another surprising spot or two this year.

In ‘Year of Kicker,’ the best two in league meet Sunday steps beyond, roughly 70 yards — is not out of the question. “I know Prater can hit it,” Hauschka said. “I’ve EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — If the Super seen him it several times.” RIGHT: Bowl comes down a last-second field goal, might “Where?” a reporter asked. Seahawks as well head for the fridge. If your team has the “In Denver,” Hauschka replied. “Yeah, he could kicker Steven ball, the question is not whether it’s going to be hit 75 for sure.” Hauschka good — it will — but whether to pop the cork on “Without wind?” came the follow-up. that bottle of Champagne you’ve been saving for “Yeah,” Hauschka said. “For real.” some big occasion. Exactly how Hauschka wound up witnessing NFL kickers had their best season ever by sev- Just this past December, in frigid, icy conditions those feats speaks volumes about the kicking eral important measures, and the two on call Sun- at home against Tennessee, Prater set the league fraternity and the lack of job security. It’s why record for the longest field goal ever: 64 yards. day — Seattle’s Steven Hauschka and Denver’s the profession’s unofficial motto is: “Everybody With these two, any ball snapped from an Matt Prater — finished ranked Nos. 1 and 2. wants your job during the week. But nobody opponent’s 35-yard-line on in is a strong candiIncluding the playoffs, Hauschka was 39 of wants it on Sunday.” date to squeeze through the uprights. The lon41 (95.1 percent; the NFL average was 86.5), Like Prater and nearly every other NFL kicker, gest made field goal at MetLife this season was including a perfect 3 of 3 from 50 yards and Hauschka went undrafted out of college and 57 yards, by Green Bay’s Mason Crosby, but it beyond (NFL average: 66.9). Hauschka’s longest Denver was the fifth of the six teams he’s kicked came on an unseasonably warm 59-degree day in for — a stint in Detroit lasted all of 18 days — in was 53. November. Prater was 30 of 32 (93.8 percent), and 7 of his six seasons in the league. He wound up in Still, as desperate measures go, even a kick 8 from 50-plus. But that last number might be an emergency relief role with the Broncos in from the midfield stripe — and perhaps even two December, 2010, when Prater pulled a groin even more impressive, considering his range. By Jim Litke

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muscle. The two became fast friends, even as they battled for the starter’s job at training camp the following fall. “We got along great,” recalled Prater, who kicked for three other clubs before gaining a foothold in Denver in 2007. “He was a real professional. We were competing for a job and then we’d go get dinner. Just a fun guy to be around.” Not coincidentally, the two ran into each other again on Wednesday at MetLife Stadium. Hauschka had just finished practice as Prater was coming in. Their respective scouting reports revealed a lot about how they view their craft. “I’m not one to try and overanalyze,” Prater said. “It was nice. The conditions were pretty good and the ball was flying pretty good.” Asked whether he was following the weather forecasts for Sunday, Prater leaned back in his chair. “Everyone else has been keeping me updated,” he laughed.


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Anti-gay law protests draw interest Faber wants to By David Crary

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NEW YORK — Despite seven months of international outcry, Russia’s law restricting gay-rights activity remains in place. Yet the eclectic protest campaign has heartened activists in Russia and caught the attention of its targets — including organizers and sponsors of the Sochi Olympics that open Feb. 7. Over the past two weeks, two major sponsors, Coca-Cola and McDonald’s, have seen some of their Sochi-related social media campaigns commandeered by gay-rights supporters who want the companies to condemn the law. Several activists plan to travel to Sochi, hoping to team up with sympathetic athletes to protest the law while in the Olympic spotlight. And on Friday, a coalition of 40 human-rights and gay-rights groups from the U.S., Western Europe and Russia — including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the Human Rights Campaign — released an open letter to the 10 biggest Olympic sponsors, urging them to denounce the law and run ads promoting equality for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people. “LGBT people must not be targeted with violence or deprived of their ability to advocate for their own equality,” the letter said. “As all eyes turn toward Sochi, we ask you to stand with us.” The law, signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in July, bans pro-gay “propaganda” that could be accessible to minors — a measure viewed by activists as forbidding almost any public expression of gay-rights sentiment. The law cleared parliament virtually unopposed and has extensive public support in Russia. Since July, when they launched a boycott of Russian vodka, activists have pressed

out forcibly against it. Similarly, activists made use of an online “I’d like to share a Coke with …” promotion to circulate images of Coke cans with labels such as “Gaybashers” and “Haters.” The gay-rights group Queer Nation posted a video online interspersing images of embattled Russian gay-rights demonstrators into Coke’s 1970s TV ad featuring the song “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.” Coke then posted a clip of the original ad on its Facebook page, drawing a flood of negative comments from gay-rights supporters. Coke has responded Demonstrators in August 2013 staged a theatrical play in with declarations of support which gays were grabbed by others wearing masks of Rusfor diversity and inclusiveness, sian President Vladimir Putin, during a London protest which are themes of Coke’s new against Russia’s new anti-gay law banning ‘propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations.’ ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO Super Bowl advertising. A Coca-Cola spokeswoman, Ann Moore, said the company the International Olympic ComHudson Taylor of Athlete remained committed to the mittee and Olympic sponsors to Ally, an organizer of the P6 call for the law’s repeal. Instead, campaign, is among the activists Olympics despite criticism from gay-rights activists. the IOC and top sponsors have going to Sochi. He hopes that expressed general opposition some athletes, even if wary of “We share these groups’ to discrimination and pledged wearing P6 symbols, will probelief in human rights, equality, to ensure that athletes, spectamote them via social media. diversity and dignity for all, and tors and others gathering for the we respect their right to protest Also heading to Sochi is Games would not be affected by Shawn Gaylord, advocacy coun- peacefully,” Moore said in an the law. Putin has given similar email. “We firmly believe, howsel for Human Rights First. assurances in regard to Sochi, ever, that supporting the Olym“We won’t be looking to viobut remains committed to the pics focuses the world on the late the law,” he said. “But we law’s broader purposes. think it’s important that human ideals that everyone strives for during the Games — excellence, IOC President Thomas Bach rights not get lost in the mix.” friendship and respect.” has warned Olympic athletes President Barack Obama, Becca Hary, a McDonald’s that they are barred from politi- who has criticized the Russian spokeswoman, made similar cal gestures while on medal law, is skipping the Olympics points. podiums or in other official and named a U.S. delegation venues, but says they are free that includes tennis great Billie “Social media is all about conto make political statements at Jean King and two other openly versation. Understandably, the news conferences. gay athletes. LGBT community is focusing its conversation on the Russian One Olympian likely to speak “The only way you break out is gay Australian snowdown barriers is by being there legislation,” she said in an email. boarder Belle Brockhoff, who and meeting people and getting “McDonald’s is proud to be a top sponsor of the Olympics; told Australia’s Courier-Mail these issues out on the table — our sponsorship dollars literally newspaper that she plans to doing it in an appropriate and help the men and women who lambaste Putin. “I’m not happy, diplomatic way,” King told The are working to achieve their and there’s a bunch of other Associated Press. Olympians who are not happy In the U.S., recent protest ini- Olympic dreams.” either,” she told the newspaper. tiatives have focused on Sochi Hary and Moore said their companies were conferring with sponsors, notably Coca-Cola Brockhoff is one of several the IOC about human rights. Olympians promising to display and McDonald’s. the logo P6 — a reference to “We expect our ongoing In McDonald’s case, the comPrinciple Six of the Olympic engagement to include discuspany’s #CheersToSochi TwitCharter that says any form of sions on long-term, sustainable ter hashtag has been used by discrimination “is incompatible activists in tweets condemning means for addressing human with belonging to the Olympic rights in the context of the the Russian law and assailing Movement.” Olympic Games,” Moore wrote. McDonald’s for not speaking

Sochi: IOC confident in Russia’s security Russian security plans. Bach is expected to meet with Russian will report to the IOC board on Sunday, and President Vladimir Putin next week before Russia’s security operation will be high on the opening of the games on Friday. The the agenda. Russia is deploying more than two men met last year in Sochi when Bach 50,000 police and soldiers to protect the visited the host city. games, the biggest security apparatus in Organizers say the venues — the indoor Olympic history. arenas in the Olympic Park on the Black IOC leaders, who have repeatedly Sea coast and the snow facilities in the expressed confidence in Russia’s ability to nearby mountains — are all ready to go. secure the games, will be looking for lastThey were built from scratch in a massive minute reassurances. building project whose cost has soared to “I understand the sports facilities are ready an Olympic record $51 billion, a figure that and magnificent, and I hope that that the includes long-term investments in road, necessary security operation can be manrailways, hotels and other infrastructure. aged in such a way that safe games are deliv“There are last touches to be made in ered with a happy Olympic ambience,” said the last couple of days, but this is not new,” IOC Vice President Craig Reedie of Britain. Bach said. “I think overall we can say Sochi Sochi organizing committee leader Dmi- is ready to welcome the best winter athletes try Chernyshenko said this week that the of the world.” host city was the “most secure venue at the The impact of Russia’s anti-gay law is moment on the planet.” He said security also likely to be discussed in the meeting measures would not be obtrusive or detract between the IOC and Sochi organizers. Rusfrom the Olympic atmosphere for athletes sia has repeatedly said the law will not disand spectators. criminate against gay athletes or spectators. “You can be sure the Russians will be The IOC has reminded athletes to comdoing everything to welcome everybody ply with Rule 50 in the Olympic Charter, and make everybody feel comfortable,” which states: “No kind of demonstration or Bach told reporters this week. political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in any Olympic sites, venues or President Barack Obama, meanwhile, other areas.” said he believes the Olympics will be safe. Bach said, while athletes cannot demHe told CNN that the U.S. is coordinating with Russia and officials have looked at the onstrate on the podium, they are free to

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express their opinions at news conferences. Chernyshenko initially took issue with Bach, saying athletes could not speak out at press conferences, but later backed off. Also reporting to the IOC executive board will be Brazilian organizers of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. IOC leaders are concerned about the construction delays and other organizational issues dogging Rio’s preparations, underlined by Bach’s visit to Brazil last week to remind organizers they have “no day to lose.” Sochi and Rio organizers will also deliver updates to the full IOC general assembly when it holds its three-day session in Sochi starting Wednesday. Most of the session, however, will be set aside for debate on Bach’s vision for the future of the IOC and the Olympics. Bach has launched his “Olympic Agenda 2020” to push through possible changes in the bidding process, the sports program, the 70-year age limit for IOC members and other areas. The IOC is also considering creating an Olympic TV channel. The board members held a four-day “brainstorming session” convened by Bach in Montreux, Switzerland, in December. They will now put the issues up for wider discussion by the 100-plus IOC members, with recommendations to be submitted for approval at an extraordinary session on Dec. 6-7 in Monaco.

cash in on latest UFC title shot By Dan Gelston

The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Urijah Faber walked out on a Madison Square Garden stage in a Wes Welker jersey, the UFC’s fun nod to that other “super” show this weekend. Peyton Manning would have been a more appropriate choice. Like Manning, Faber is a former world champion and about as good as it gets in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Walking out of the cage on top? That’s where it gets tricky for the laidback Californian. Faber has a knack for losing MMA title fights, yet he’s back in the octagon Saturday night with another shot at the belt. Faber fights 135-pound champ Renan Barao at UFC 169 at the Prudential Center, just a few miles away from MetLife Stadium, the site of Sunday’s Super Bowl. He’s 0 for 5 as the challenger in title bouts since 2008 — a measure of both his inability to rise to the occasion, yet proof of his tenacity to fight back toward the top. “Look at any other sport in the world. Who just quits if they didn’t get No. 1?” Faber asked. “The reason I keep getting into these title fights is because no one else can beat me. I’ve had fights to get into these positions and I win. And I win decisively.” He sure does, including a stout 4-0 record in 2013. He choked out Michael McDonald just six weeks ago on a UFC on Fox card, and was pressed into service for Saturday night when injury-prone Dominick Cruz pulled out with a torn groin. “I’m kind of used to Cruz not fighting these days,” Faber said. Another UFC card going off without Cruz seems almost as automatic as one with Faber chasing another championship. Faber lost decisions to Cruz (2011) and the first Barao bout (2012) to extend his title-fight losing streak. “I figured I’d fight him again,” Faber said. “You start thinking about things right after the fight, the things that were difficult, the things you had success with. But I haven’t been dwelling on it, that’s for sure. But looking again and recapping his fighting style is something I’ve had to do.” Faber’s most notable championship reigns came with World Extreme Cagefighting. But “The California Kid” knows he needs a UFC championship to cement his status as one of the best in the world. “Saturday’s a defining moment in his career,” UFC President Dana White said. Jose Aldo defends his 145pound championship against Ricardo Lamas and Alistair Overeem fights Frank Mir in a heavyweight bout to headline the fifth major UFC card at the Prudential Center since it opened in 2007.

The reason “ I keep getting

into these title fights is because no one else can beat me. I’ve had fights to get into these positions and I win. And I win decisively.” Urijah Faber The UFC carved out a big slice of mainstream success in the New York area this week, with billboards and buses in Times Square promoting the show, and main event fighters were welcomed at the NFL’s media day. “Anybody who knows the sport knows what great fights these are,” White said. “Do I think we’re going to do 1 million buys this weekend? No, but I think we’re going to do well.” Overeem and Mir could have main evented a PPV a few years back, but both heavyweights are fighting just to stay in UFC. Mir, a former heavyweight champion, hasn’t won a bout in more than two years and has talked openly about moving into a broadcasting career. Overeem is riding a twofight losing streak and is far removed from his prime and his last big win over Brock Lesnar at UFC 141 in 2011. He’s not not ready to quit. “Fighting in the UFC is the biggest stage, so there’s always pressure to perform,” Overeem said. “I’ll keep fighting. What else can I do?” Only 34, Mir points to aging fighters like Dan Henderson as a reason to keep going in the cage for a few more years. “If I was losing to the No. 20 guy who just got to UFC, then after he beats me he can’t win another fight,” Mir said, “that would weigh on me.” Mir said there was no shame in losing to Junior dos Santos, Daniel Cormier, and Josh Barnett. And if Mir has to fight elsewhere, even the selfproclaimed UFC lifer would consider his options. White isn’t quite ready to proclaim Mir-Overeem a good ol’ fashioned “loser leaves town” bout. “Everybody keeps asking me if those guys are done, if one of them are getting cut,” he said. “What if the fight is a [great] fight? I’ll keep them both. But they need to perform on Saturday night.”


Posey backs collision rule helping catchers, runners

hammer it out. I have my thoughts, but SAN FRANCISCO — Buster I’ll keep them Posey wants all players proto myself.” tected from hard collisions at Posey, home plate and serious injuries, the 2010 NL catchers and baserunners alike. Rookie of the Whether Major League Base- Buster Posey Year, tore three ball implements a new rule ligaments in banning home-plate collisions his left ankle in time for the 2014 season, and broke a bone in his lower don’t expect San Francisco’s star leg when he run over by the catcher to be at the forefront to Marlins’ Scott Cousins on May speak up on such topics. Even if 25, 2011. He made a remarkable his frightening, season-ending comeback to win the 2012 batleg injury from May 2011 is still ting crown and NL MVP honors plenty fresh in fans’ minds. while leading the Giants to a second World Series champion“I try to keep myself out of ship in a three-year span. the conversation as much as I can, because I know people Joe Torre, MLB’s executive are going to connect me to it vice president for baseball regardless,” Posey said Friday, operations, has said the rule to ahead of the Giants’ FanFest prevent home-plate collisions on Saturday at AT&T Park. would essentially “make sure “I’m just kind of sitting back a baserunner can’t purposely and letting the higher powers bowl over” a catcher. By Janie McCauley The Associated Press

“I don’t think they’re close to a resolution on that,” Giants general manager Brian Sabean said. “I’d find a hard time thinking it’ll be instituted for the ’14 season. It’s being dealt with at the Major League Baseball level.” Giants third base coach Tim Flannery insists he won’t alter his approach much when it comes to sending runners on a shallow fly ball. “Just because a guy can’t run him over doesn’t mean they can’t slide hard, feet first, late,” he said. If the rule is put in place — baseball owners and the players’ union are working on a draft — Posey said he isn’t sure what he would expect regarding baserunners charging his way. “I don’t know, I guess that’s still up in the air right now,” Posey said. “I think that’s probably some of the hang up, making sure all parties are protected.”

Giants right fielder Hunter Pence noted Friday he gets paid to score runs regardless of who’s in his way, so such a rule would force players to quickly make some adjustments. His proposal: A lane for baserunners they would use in the path to home. “If they could make lanes, where if the catcher’s in front of the plate, the runner could be in danger if he can’t go through a catcher who is sticking his leg out,” Pence said. “It’s almost insane to have a catcher standing in front of home plate like a sitting duck and a baserunner just plowing him. Even in football, they have pads on and they don’t just let them hit the guy trying to catch the football. There needs to be a safe spot for the catcher but also the catcher also can make the decision to be in the danger zone and the runner has to have a zone he can go through.”


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Can also be used as u n f u r n i s h e d a p a r t m e n t . $850 monthly. All utilities included. Reserved parking. Call 505-471-1238 additional details.

CHARMING 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, 2 S T O R I E S , high ceilings, courtyard, yard, fruit trees, hot tub. 2 car garage. Red brick, carpet. washer & dryer, dishwasher, central heat, air. $1,550. 505-204-0421.


2 bedroom, 1 bath, on-site laundry, close to parks $600 plus utilities

This live & work studio offers high ceilings, kitchenette, bathroom with shower, 2 separate entrances, ground, corner unit with lots of natural lighting. $1000 plus utilities


OUTDOOR PATIO. All tile floors. Washer, Dryer. Parking. Rent $925 including heat, water. Call Sheilah Motelet Realty, Cat considered. Santa Fe 505-660-7045.



CUTE 1 BEDROOM DUPLEX, firplace 1875 Calle Quedo B off Pacheco. $750. No pets, year lease. Nancy Gilorteanu Realtor, 983-9302.

EITHER MARCH 1- April 30-- OR-February 15- April 30. Mountain views. washer, dryer. Oriental rugs, hardwood floors, antiques. $1450 monthly. 505-670-3971



Griffin Street, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, washer- dryer hookups, fireplace, patio. $1000 monthly, year lease.



FULLY FURNISHED! SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS. CLOSE PLAZA. Indoor, outdoor fireplaces. Front and back patio. Non-smoking, no pets. $2300 monthly plus utilities. Jennie, 859-512-7369, serious inquiries only.

Sunset Street Studio Apartment. Laundry facility on site. $499 monthly.

1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. Private patio, carport parking, laundry facility, no pets, nonsmoking. $650 plus deposit. 505-3102827

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


2 BEDROOM, 1.5 BATH. Nice safe neighborhood. 900 squ.ft, yard. $795 monthly, not including utilities, no cats, dogs. Call, 505-470-0727.





BEAUTIFUL, UPDATED HOUSE. 2 bedroom 2 bath +bonus room, sunroom, garage. Washer, dryer, kiva fireplaces. Wood floors. Landscaping. Pets-negotiable. Available now. No smoking. $1425 monthly! 720-235-8458. CALLE LINDA, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 car garage, private yard. $1200, Western Equities, 505-982-4201

Chamisa Management Corp. 988-5299

VALLE DEL SOL Pristine condition and perfect location just north of the Plaza. 2 Bedroom 2 Bath in desirable Valle del Sol. Tile floors, fireplace, and garage. Lovely garden and private courtyard. Small pet considered. Immediate occupancy! $2300 month plus utilities

Professionally managed by Proctor Property Management 505-471-9186 VILLAGE OF CERRILLOS. 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. $900 monthly. Newly remodeled. Washer, dryer. First, last, plus deposit. Cat okay. 505-473-4186


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

MONTE AZUL LO O P , 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, washer- dryer hook-ups, fireplace, covered patio, large back yard. $1395 monthly.


COZY 1 bedroom plus Loft. Refrigerator, 2 car garage, enclosed backyard. No Pets. $885 monthly, $700 deposit. 480-236-5178.

Three room, 600 sq.ft., professional space, good light, ideal share. Faces Palace Avenue, assigned parking. Lease 505-820-7657


GREAT RETAIL SPACE! Water Street Store Front

Brokers Welcome. Call Southwest Asset Management, 505-988-5792. MOVE-IN BONUS! 3 Office Suites available FOR LEASE. Utilities included in monthly rent. S T E - 2 0 8 : 2 Rooms, $400; S T E - 2 0 1 : 4 rooms + storage, $900; STE-205: 3 rooms, $460. Excellent location 5th St. off St. Michael’s Drive. CALL 505-629-0825 direct and cell. Phase One Realty, Inc. 505-988-3883 (no messages on office phone).

IMMACULATE. 3, 2, 2, + office. 1920 sq.ft. Rancho Viejo. Corner Lot, front courtyard and backyard walled. Great Mountain Views, fireplace, multiple upgrades. $1,850 monthly. Rancho Viejo Estates, 505-780-0129. LOVELY LARGE 1 BEDROOM ADOBE for lease. Next to Acequia, overlooking Patrick Smith Park on Canyon Road. Available mid-February. 505989-8654

NEAR CAPITOL, New office space for lease at 444 Galisteo Street, large main room with separate office, kitchenette, parking, 888 sq.ft. at $23 per sq.ft. with year lease ($1700 monthly) obo. 505-983-2101


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

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Housecleaning, garage cleaning, hauling trash. Cutting Trees, Flagstone Patios, Driveways, Fencing, Yard Work, Stucco, Tile.. Greg, Nina, 920-0493.

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

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LA CIENEGA ADOBE. 1 Bedroom, 500 sq.ft., kiva, Shed, screened porch, enclosed yard. No laundry hook-ups. $660, deposit $400. 505-690-7159

RETAIL SPACE FOR LEASE. EXCELLENT RETAIL LO CA TIO N : St. Michael’s and Llano. Available: 1,026 sq.ft., 1,215 sq.ft., 2,430 sq.ft. or 3,645 sq.ft. Rent at $12 per sq.ft, year lease + CAM about $2.80 per sq.ft year lease. Move-in bonus available. CALL 505-629-0825 Direct and Cell. Phase One Realty, Inc 505-988-3883 (no messages on office phone).

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STORAGE SPACE 10X30 MOVE-IN-SPECIAL , $180 monthly. Airport Cerrillos Storage. Wide, no swing, roll-up doors. U-haul Cargo Van. Professional, Resident Manager. 505-474-4330

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HIGH-END RESIDENTIAL CUSTOM HOME DESIGN-BUILDER IN SANTA FE SEEKS E S T IM A T IN G PURCHASING MANAGER . Position includes estimating large and small residential construction projects, material take offs, contracting subcontractors and suppliers, entering contracts and prices into Sage Master Builder software, purchasing materials and managing subcontracts. 5 years experience as a purchasing manager and-or construction estimator required. Construction experience and proficiency in Sage Master Builder, Adobe, Auto Desk Design Review and Microsoft Excel a plus. Please mail all resumes to: P O Box 9035, Santa Fe, NM 87504-9035.

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

Portfolio Manager-Fixed Income The New Mexico Educational Retirement Board seeks a portfolio manager for an investment grade bonds portfolio. Functions include portfolio management and analysis, trade execution, and risk management. CFA designation and 4+ years of fixed income portfolio management with demonstrable track record preferred. Salary range: $31.21-$55.49 per hour. Location: Santa Fe, NM. Apply on the State Personnel Office website: (Portfolio Manager-ERB #10108634) by February 27, 2014. Santa Fe Railyard Stewards invites applications for the position of Executive Director. Visit for more information and minimum qualifications.

2000 sq.ft. Workshop, art studio, light manuafacturing. Siler Road area. $1470 monthly, $1000 deposit. 505670-1733.


WORKOUT, RUNNING BRACELET found Tuesday afternoon 1/28, near Yucca & Rodeo. Call to describe 505577-8727.

LOST LOST: UNIQUE WALKING STICK with mermaid brass head. Smith’s Supermarket (Pacheco location), Tuesday, 1/28. G E N E R OUS REWARD! CALL: 505-795-7630. PLEASE HELP US FIND BAKER. White, 100 pounds, curly tail, golden eyes, pink nose. Very Friendly. microchipped. REWARD!!! 830-560-6212 or 505-699-3400. REWARD FOR THE RETURN OR INFORMATION pertaining to 1 black plastic garbage bag that contained literary writings, some clothing, left off the Dale Ball Trail between 1/2013 5/2013. Bruce Becker, 505-670-1682. Jeremiah Camp.


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

INTENSIVE CASE MANAGER Provide in-depth case management services to homeless patients, with special attention and understanding of the needs and circumstances related to homelessness. Require Bachelor’s degree in Human Services and prefer bilingual in Spanish-English. Send resume by email to

Hiring 30 temporary positions farm worker, crop laborer, from 03/01/14 to 10/15/14, $10.89 hourly, worksite in American Fork & UT, Santaquin,UT. 3 months experience in farm work and crop harvesting, knowledge of plant nutrition & growth. Harvesting peaches, tomatoes, peppers; planting, cultivating, seeding, plowing the land, tilling soil, fertilizing, transplanting, thin and prune crops; load & unload shipping trucks; maintain plants, trees, greenhouses; keep all property & buildings clean; extensive pushing, pulling, walking, bending and stooping for long periods of time; will work outdoors in all types of weather. Worker guaranteed 3/4 of contract hours. Tools & equipment provided at no cost. Free housing provided to non-commuting workers. Transportation & subsistence reimbursed upon completion of 50% of contract or earlier, if appropriate.

STEEL BUILDING Allocated Bargains. 40x60 on up. We do deals! Source# 18X. 505-349-0493

COLLECTIBLES WANTED: WARHOL-HARING Lichtenstein, Hockney, S. Fairey, etc. Buying signed works.

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Apply for this job at the nearest State Work Force Agency or UT Dept. of Workforce Services at 801-526-4369 & reference job order #UT9454075

Therapist Children’s Behavioral Health program seeks full time Therapist with clinical experience working with children 0-6. LISW/LPCC, NM Licensure. Must have dependable transportation for home visitation. Bilingual strongly preferred. Fax (505) 747-0421 or


SALES MARKETING NM’S 2ND largest insurer seeks entrepreneurial candidates with a strong desire to be successful and respected business owners in their community. Award winning training from the University of Farmers. Subsidy packages available for building your agency. For more information, please contact 954-1612.



Therapist, Clinician: T h e New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project, a private non-profit organization, is looking for an experienced Administrative Assistant who enjoys working in a multi-person, multi-task office environment. This position requires a highly organized self-starter with excellent communication skills and advanced computer skills. This is a 10-month, part-time position, from August 15 through June 15 each year; 25-30 hours weekly. Send resume and cover letter to NMSIP, P.O. Box 6004, Santa Fe, NM 87502 or attention Ex.Director.

ATTENTION PARALEGALS: If you are a top-notch litigation paralegal with solid experience, a great job with good benefits awaits. Send résumé, cover letter and references to Comeau, Maldegen, Templeman & Indall, P.O. Box 669, Santa Fe, NM 87504 or to Paula Cook at


Performs managerial coordination, direction, and supervision over the operations and maintenance of the City’s sewer collections system section. For detailed information on educational requirements and required experience, visit our website at . The City of Santa Fe offers competitive compensation and a generous benefit package including excellent retirement program, medical, dental, life insurance, paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave. The closing date is 2/12/14.

Busy law firm in Santa Fe seeking litigation paralegal. Experience (2-3 years) required in general civil practice, including labor & employment, insurance defense, and professional malpractice defense. Candidates should have excellent writing and research skills, and the ability to work independently. Paralegal certificate or degree is necessary. Those who don’t meet this criteria need not apply. Competitive salary and benefits. All inquiries kept confidential. Email resume:

AUTOMOTIVE IGNITION INTERLOCK TECHNICIAN 40 Hours weekly. $12+ hourly based on experience. Description: Installation of ignition interlocks, customer service, computer work, auto wiring experience. Clean driving record, NO alcohol or drug related offences for the last 4 years. 505-9291237.


a college preparatory independent IB World School grades 7-12, is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions for the 2014 season:

* Part Time Head Varsity Girls’ Soccer Coach * Part Time Assistant Girls’ Soccer Coach Please submit cover letter & resume to:


IN HOME CARE PERSONAL ASSISTANT: Bathe, dress, feed, medical care, house clean for disabled 155lb man. Communication skills, responsible, PC skills. $18 hourly.

A DVANCEMENT A SSISTANT DATABASE M ANAGER For a complete description of the job and compensation, visit our website: Click on—“About” “Santa Fe Campus” “Santa Fe Jobs.” This is a full-time, 35 hours per week, contract position. Send resume, letter of intent, salary history and names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references to Resume packets will be accepted until interviews begin EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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



A MULTI-SPECIALTY AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER, in Durango, CO is seeking experienced, teamoriented individuals to fill the following positions in our fast paced environment:

FULL-TIME OR RN CERTIFIED SURGICAL TECH CLINICAL INTERN BUSINESS OFFICE MANAGER Comprehensive benefit package available to those who qualify. No weekends, holidays, or call required. Send resumes to or fax to 970508-0505 attn: J. Phelps.



WE HAVE OPENING FOR 1 Full-time Unit Manager. The position requires that you must be a R E G I S T E R E D NURSE. The duties will be to help the DON Oversight & Systems Management. This is a salary position. Anyone interested please call Raye Highland, RN/DON, 505-982-2574.




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Responsible for effective overall management of the Nursing Department and coordination with other disciplines to provide quality care to all patients & residents. This position is significant in facility leadership. Assures action plans are in place to generate sufficient applicant flow and to select qualified individuals to fill position vacancies. Performs other duties as deemed necessary and appropriate or as directed by the administrator or his/her designee. All other duties to be discussed. This position is significant in facility leadership. Anyone interested please call CRAIG SHAFFER Admin, 505-982-2574.

ANTIQUES MERRY FOSS, Latin American ETHNOGRAPHIC & ANTIQUE DEALER moving. Selling her COLLECTION, Household FURNITURE & EVERYTHING! By appt 505-7957222.

APPLIANCES 2006 KIRBY Vacuum cleaner. All attachments included. Almost new condition. $600 OBO. Please call 505455-3653.


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Excellent condition, includes head board, foot board and side boards with heavy metal support frame and bolts. Fits double mattress. It’s gorgeous! One owner. $450 OBO. 520-906-9399.

»animals« 2002 INDIAN Market blue ribbon winning painting by museum artist Shonto Begay... 50x72 framed beautifully... have to sell, $8450.00 firm... Santa Fe. 505-471-4316

MISCELLANEOUS JOBS CSR - Part Time XRANM has an opening in patient scheduling, reception, 1-5pm, M-F in Santa Fe. HS-GED, prefer medical office, customer service experience. Excellent salary. Send resume to, fax: 505-9983100. EOE FRONT OFFICE POSITION OPEN at DENTAL PRACTICE. At least one year of experience using Dentrix required. Call Lana, 505-629-8287. HEAD DENTAL ASSISTANT Rare Opportunity!!! Progressive Taos Dental Office has immemdiate opening for Full-time certified head dental assistant, 575-7794532.

Avaria Apartments seeks Full time Experienced Groundskeeper Positive, fast paced environment. Drug screen. Apply: 1896 Lorca Dr, 87505, fax: 505-473-7131. EOE Avaria Apartments seeks Full time Assistant Manager. Computer proficient, sharp dresser, Personable and positive! Enjoy Bonuses and benefits! cover letter and resume:

FULL-TIME MAID Needed for Santa Fe Estate To live on property Excellent salary and paid vacations 505-660-6440

FEED EQUIPMENT SERVICES MIGUEL MARTINEZ "Girl From Galisteo (1991)" Original oil pastel; Not a lithograph. Beautifully framed. $12,500, Offer. Serious inquires only. Approx. 40"x34". (505) 690-1190.

ARTS CRAFTS SUPPLIES ETCHING PRESS for sale, Whelan Xpress Pro bed size 31" x 63", $3500.00 505 228 9844.

ALFALFA BALES & ALFAFLA ORCHARD GRASS BALES. $9.50 each bale. 100 or more, $9.00 each. Barn stored in Ribera, NM. Call 505-473-5300.

PETS SUPPLIES VALENTINE POMERANIAN PUPPIES, gorgeous, registered, first shots, $500-$900. Ready by Valentine’s Day. Gorgeous rare grey Poodle, female, $450. 505-901-2094, 505-753-0000.

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D a l l a s is a year old spayed German Shepherd cross. She enjoys long walks, chasing balls and play time at the dog park with calm, large dogs. She would love to be part of an active family who will take her for long hikes or perhaps a daily jog. To learn even more about Dallas, call her good friend and sponsor, Katya, at 505-501-0790.


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2009 LAND ROVER LR3 HSE SUV. 77,640 miles. One owner, navigation, heated seats. LR3, the best all around 4X4! $27,995. 505-474-0888.


PURE BRED RED STANDARD POODLE PUPPIES. $500. 4 WEEKS OLD . Bred for excellent temperament. Call or text 575-840-4771 or email: for more info.

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Two Owner, Local, Carfax, Vehicle Brought up To Date With Services, Drive Ready, Most Options, Transport Crew Truck, Affordable $12,450. WE PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR YOUR VEHICLE!

2006 BUICK LACROSSE. Squeaky clean! 100,349 miles, locally owned, new tires. $7,599. This deal wont last long! Schedule a test drive today.


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2010 Audi Q7 3.6L quattro - Another pristine Lexus trade-in! Only 39k miles, AWD, well-equipped with panoramic roof, new tires, clean CarFax, significantly undervalued at $33,212. Call 505-2163800.

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2004 PACIFICA. Meticulously maintained, all records, always garaged. AWD, loaded, everything works. 127,000 miles. Clean CarFax. Reliable commuter. $6,900. 505-603-8079

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2011 Land Rover LR2. Climate Comfort Package, Bluetooth, and Sirius Radio. 37,626 miles. New Brake Pads, and New Wipers. One Owner! $26,995. 505-474-0888.

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. 3 piece Hardtop, Automatic Transmission. 15,077 miles. Excellent Condition! One Owner! $29,995. 505-474-0888.

2010 BMW 335Xi - Another Lexus trade! Low miles, AWD, completely loaded with Navigation, still under warranty! clean CarFax $27,932 Call 505-216-3800.

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2006 BOBCAT S220. Excellent condition! Includes bucket & brand new set of 48" forks. $19,999 OBO. John, 808-346-3635





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2010 BMW 535Xi AWD. Recent trade-in, factory CERTIFIED with warranty & maintenance until 3/2016, fully loaded, clean CarFax $24,432. Call 505-216-3800. 2013 SUBARU Impreza Limited Sport - REALLY, why would you buy new? Just 5k miles, heated leather, original MSRP $25k, clean CarFax. $21,871. Call 505-216-3800.

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1995 MITSUBISHI Montero. 2nd owner, great SUV with new computer and fuel pump. 264,000 miles. $2,300 OBO. Please call 505-231-4481.

1998 HONDA CRV, manual transmission. 212,000 miles, runs good, all service records. New brakes, tires, and radiator. Please call 505-9834863.

2009 TOYOTA COROLLA. New front brakes, tires, and battery. Local trade. 96,868 miles. $11,999. Schedule a test drive today.

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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 Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014: This year you have an opportunity to develop a long-term interest or talent. You most likely will be rewarded by financial compensation. Pisces often is emotional. ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH Use your imagination to push a project forward. Emphasis will be on both your personal and professional lives. Tonight: Not to be found. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH You’ll zero in on your long-term goals professionally and within your community. Make plans that involve being around crowds. Tonight: Where the gang is. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHH You could become more involved in a situation that has to do with a loved one. This person can cause you a lot of problems. Tonight: Up till the wee hours. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH You might want to rethink a personal matter involving someone at a distance. Your creativity flourishes when you are with others. Tonight: Use your imagination. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH Your contentment comes from the company around you. You will be happiest with one special person, so plan your day accordingly. Tonight: Go with someone’s request. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Defer to someone whom you care a lot about. You will get an invitation involving a party or get-together. You tend to enjoy one-on-one interactions. Go for the healthy mix. Tonight: Say “yes.”

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: SCIENCE (e.g., Term for the visual display component of a computer system. Answer: Monitor.) FRESHMAN LEVEL 1. What type of optical disc is superseding the DVD format? Answer________ 2. Term for the scientific study of the origin, history and structure of Earth. Answer________ 3. These social insects have been called Earth’s “most successful species.” Answer________ 4. What do many scientists believe is at the center of many galaxies? Answer________ 5. What type of trees lose all their leaves in the fall? Answer________ GRADUATE LEVEL 6. What items are arranged in the periodic table? Answer________ 7. What gender is a hermaphrodite? Answer________

8. Term for the many small pictures you might have placed on your PC screen. Answer________ 9. What would you do with an adze? Answer________ 10. This is also known as a “snow slide” or “snow slip.” Answer________ PH.D. LEVEL 11. A treeless area between the ice cap and the tree line of Arctic regions. Answer________ 12. To what order of animals do squirrels, porcupines and beavers belong? Answer________ 13. What is a tarn? Answer________ 14. It is described as “where gravitational pull is so great, escape is impossible.” Answer________ 15. “Dandelion” is from the French dent-de-lion, meaning _____. Answer________


1. Blue-ray Disc. 2. Geology. 3. Ants. 4. A black hole. 5. Deciduous trees. 6. Chemical elements. 7. Both (male and female). 8. Icons. 9. Cut or shape wood. 10. Avalanche. 11. Tundra. 12. Rodents (Rodentia). 13. A mountain lake (especially one formed by glaciers). 14. Event horizon. 15. Lion’s tooth.

SCORING: 24 to 30 points — congratulations, doctor; 18 to 23 points — honors graduate; 13 to 17 points — you’re plenty smart, but no grind; 5 to 12 points — you really should hit the books harder; 1 point to 4 points — enroll in remedial courses immediately; 0 points — who reads the questions to you? (c) 2013 Ken Fisher


LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH You might be more concerned with a project than you are with having a fun day. In fact, until you complete it, you won’t be able to relax. Tonight: Relax when you are done.

Reader anguishes over lost romance Dear Annie: I am 53 and am in love with a 33-year-old man. We’ve been together for three years, but the problem is that he says he just wants to be friends. I care about him a lot. I think there may be someone else, but I’m not sure. I don’t want to lose him from my life. What should I do? Should I tell him how I feel? Should I ask him whether he’s seeing another woman? I need answers. — Dee Dear Dee: When a man tells you he “just wants to be friends,” please believe him. He is no longer interested in you romantically. Whether or not he has someone else is irrelevant. If you want him in your life, it will have to be on his terms as a friend and nothing more. If that is not possible for you, please say goodbye altogether, no matter how difficult. There’s no point moping around when it’s over. You’ll only make yourself more miserable. We recommend hot cocoa with your favorite movie, followed by a luxurious bath and commiserating with good friends. Dear Annie: You have helped perpetuate an erroneous but widely held belief by printing a letter that referred to an ostrich burying its head in the sand. The misconception exists because an ostrich sleeps with its head resting on the ground. Viewed from a distance, the head may appear to be buried, but it most definitely is not. If an ostrich really did bury its head, it would suffocate. — La Crescenta, Calif. Dear La Crescenta: Thanks for providing an opportunity to get into an obscure but charming subject. According to the American Ostrich Association, a male ostrich will dig a hole for the nest that can be up to 8 feet wide and 3 feet deep, so that predators cannot see the eggs from a distance. Male and female ostriches take turns sitting on the eggs in that lowered position and blend into the horizon. When the birds periodically turn the eggs over with their beaks, it

Sheinwold’s bridge

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Your imagination will travel around some wild corners, and it could surprise you. Communication sizzles. Tonight: Opt for something different. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH Pressure builds within your immediate circle. Listen to your inner voice about how to release tension. Once you do, you might choose to deal with the problem. Tonight: At home. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH Pick up the phone and call a dear friend to catch up on his or her news. You might think of this person often, but you don’t act on it. Tonight: Hang with friends. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Watch a tendency to overindulge and get a little wild. You might want to let off some steam, so choose a favorite winter sport. Tonight: Your treat. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHHH All eyes turn to you, as you seem to be a people magnet today! You might want to choose your company with care; realize that you have many choices. Tonight: Be imaginative. Jacqueline Bigar


Chess quiz

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

WHITE HAS A CRUSHER Hint: Better than Qxc8. Solution: 1. Qb5! (threatens 2. Qh5 mate, as well as 2. Qg5 mate). If 1. … Kxg6, 2. Qf5ch! Kh6 3. Qh5 mate.

Today in history Today is Saturday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2014. There are 333 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in history: On Feb. 1, 1960, four black college students began a sit-in protest at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., where they’d been refused service.

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can appear as if their heads are buried in the sand. Now we know. Dear Annie: This is in response to “Joining the Letting Go Club.” My father was Mr. Charming. What wasn’t seen was the physical, verbal and emotional abuse. He expected to continue the control even after we were grown and then with our children. He worked hard to pit the siblings against each other. It was horrible. I have nothing to do with him. My in-laws are blatantly biased toward my husband’s sister. She was involved with drugs, has a criminal record and treats her parents terribly. Yet they think the sun rises and sets on her. They have totally enabled her and given her tons of money. My husband never caused them trouble, paid his own way for college and visits them regularly. They can’t seem to bother with him. My husband has gotten to the point where he is done with them. And finally, there is this perspective. We are in our mid-40s with three kids. We have a difficult time understanding today’s parenting style, unless it is to copy the way they were raised: the idea that their kids can do no wrong and never need be held accountable, and that kids should only do whatever makes them happy. I actually heard a friend tell her daughters not to worry about anyone else’s feelings, and they should care only about their own happiness and doing whatever they want. It’s no wonder this makes for selfish, self-centered people. These kids have trouble maintaining relationships. Once things don’t go their way, they walk. I heard a person say about his family, “They don’t bring anything to the table for me, so why bother?” Parents have created these selfish kids. They should not be surprised by the outcome. — Another Perspective



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