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Patti Bushee and Javier Gonzales vow to take Santa Fe’s ‘creative economy’ to the next level at a forum hosted by Create the Vote. LocAL NewS, A-7

Over the weekend, thieves broke into five vehicles parked near trailheads and stole personal belongings that had been left behind. LocAL NewS, A-7

Strangers plan military funeral for serviceman who died alone


Republicans blast Downs deal before Senate committee By Steve Terrell

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Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration rushed the 25-year, multimillion contract with The Downs at Albuquerque to run a racetrack and casino at the state fairgrounds in 2011, pressured New Mexico State Fair commissioners to vote for the contract and has, in effect “neutered” the fair commission. This was the testimony Monday of past and present commission members who spoke before the Senate Rules Committee con-

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cerning the 25-year, multimillion contract with The Downs at Albuquerque to operate the racetrack and casino at the fairgrounds. “You need to have professional management,” said Tom Tinnin, who chaired the fair commission under former Gov. Gary Johnson. Tinnin, a Republican appointed by

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Retention nixed from education bill, but Dems seek additional changes By Milan Simonich The New Mexican

State Rep. Mary Helen Garcia, a retired teacher and school administrator, on Monday dramatically softened her own bill that called for mass retention of third-graders who do not read proficiently. Garcia amended the bill so that forced retentions no longer are part of the bill. Instead, the main emphasis would be on screening assessments of children and then providing extra help for struggling readers in kindergarten

through third grade. Even so, Democrats who control the House Education Committee said parts of Garcia’s bill were flawed and asked for informal meetings to rework it. Garcia, D-Las Cruces, agreed to huddle with Rep. Mimi Stewart, who chairs the committee, on possible refinements. Under current state law, parents have a one-time veto over retention of a student. After that, schools have full power to hold back a child.

Eloy Timothy Tafoya served for 20 years as a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter mechanic. Among his assignments was caring for the helicopters used by two U.S. presidents. PHOTOS COURTESY SERVEPRO

Ceremony today meant to honor perceived last wish of former Marine By Phaedra Haywood

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obituaries Ray James Carter, Feb. 9 Larry Chambles, 70, Feb. 7 Dolores Ortiz, 74, Feb. 5 Manuelita “Macie” Dominguez Rogers, 65, Las Vegas, Feb. 5 Ramon Oswaldo (Waldo) Roybal, Santa Fe, Feb. 3 Marilyn J. Young, 79, Feb. 5

When police entered Eloy Timothy Tafoya’s apartment, they found his passport, military ID, driver’s license, Social Security card and a T-shirt folded to reveal the words ‘R.I.P. The U.S. Constitution’ carefully arranged on a small table draped in black cloth. In the center of the table was a clipping of a 2013 Santa Fe New Mexican story with the headline, ‘Program ensures that no veteran “dies alone.” ’

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loy Timothy Tafoya was last seen alive on New Year’s Eve when police visited his Casa Solana neighborhood apartment to check on him. An acquaintance and his former employer reported that he had uncharacteristically failed to respond to their attempts to reach him. Officers knocked on his door around 10:42 a.m., according to police. Tafoya, 60, a solitary figure who rarely revealed anything about himself to co-workers or acquaintances, answered and told them he was OK. On Jan. 23, police visited Tafoya’s home again after hearing from his landlord that Tafoya, a retired Marine, had not paid his rent. He had not picked up his mail or answered his phone, and no one had seen him in three weeks, the landlord told police. This time, a more gruesome scene awaited officers, who entered his apartment by unlocking the door with the landlord’s spare key and cutting the security chain that kept the door closed from inside.

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Administration delays insurance mandate for some employers Latest move changes compliance rules for midsize businesses and those with more than 100 employees By Robert Pear

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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Monday it will postpone enforcement of a federal requirement for medium-sized employers to provide health insurance


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scorching attacks on the law have become a central theme in many of this year’s midterm election campaigns. The “employer mandate,” which was originally supposed to take effect last month, had already been delayed to Jan. 1, 2015, and now the administration says that employers with 50 to 99 employees will not have to comply until 2016 — allowing Democrats to placate business concerns and pushing the issue well

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beyond this year’s midterm elections. In addition, the administration said the requirement would be put into effect gradually for employers with 100 or more employees. Employers in this category will need to offer coverage to 70 percent of full-time employees in 2015 and 95 percent in 2016 and later years, or they will be subject to tax penalties. “Today’s final regulations phase in the standards to ensure that larger

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employers either offer quality affordable coverage or make an employer responsibility payment starting in 2015,” said Mark J. Mazur, the assistant Treasury secretary for tax policy. The purpose of the penalty, he said, is to help offset the cost to taxpayers of providing coverage or subsidies to people who cannot get affordable health insurance at work.

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NATION&WORLD House GOP ties military pensions to the increase in the debt limit

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PHOENIX — A Mexican man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison in the 2010 killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent that revealed the botched gunsmuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious. Manuel Osorio-Arellanes was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty in Brian Terry’s shooting death. The gunfight erupted as Osorio-Arellanes and four other Mexican men, who are accused of sneaking into the country to rob marijuana smugglers, approached Terry and three other agents. Two rifles bought by a gunsmuggling ring being monitored in the Fast and Furious investigation were found at the firefight’s aftermath. Authorities who conducted Fast and Furious have faced criticism for letting suspected gun buyers for a smuggling ring walk away from Arizona shops with weapons, rather than arresting them and seizing the guns.

WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders Monday unveiled a plan to reverse a recently passed cut to military pensions as the price for increasing the government’s borrowing cap, but it received a rocky reception from skeptical conservatives. GOP leaders briefed rank-and-file GOP lawmakers at a meeting in the Capitol on Monday evening in hopes of passing it on Wednesday before departing Washington for a weeklong vacation. It’s unclear whether the vote would still go forward after it was rejected by many conservatives. “Right now we’ve got a debt ceiling bill that increases spending, which is diametrically 180 degrees opposite of what we were battling over just two years ago,” said Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala. The GOP bill would extend Treasury’s borrowing authority for at least another year, repeal the curb passed in December on pension inflation adjustments for military retirees under the age of 62, and extend automatic cuts to Medicare and other programs to 2024, another year than presently scheduled. It’s not clear that the plan will fly with Democrats. Their votes would be needed to help pass the measure since some Republicans refuse to vote to raise the debt ceiling under any circumstances.

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Pentagon pressed for assault records WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is coming under pressure to give Congress detailed information on the handling of sex-crime cases in the armed forces following an Associated Press investigation that found a pattern of inconsistent judgments and light penalties for sexual assaults at U.S. bases in Japan. Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, who’s led efforts in Congress to address military sexual crimes, is pressing the Defense Department to turn over case information from four major U.S. bases: Fort Hood in Texas, Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia, the Marine Corps’ Camp Pendleton in California, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. Gillibrand, who leads the Senate Armed Services personnel panel, wrote Monday to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel asking for “all reports and allegations of rape, forcible sodomy, sexual assault, sex in the barracks, adultery and attempts, conspiracies or solicitations to commit these crimes,” for the last five years.

American suspect target of drone WASHINGTON — The case of an American citizen and suspected member of al-Qaida who is allegedly planning attacks on U.S. targets overseas underscores the complexities of President Barack Obama’s new stricter targeting guidelines for the use of deadly drones. The CIA drones watching him cannot strike because he’s a U.S.

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citizen. The Pentagon drones that could are barred from the country where he’s hiding, and the Justice Department has not yet finished building a case against him. Four U.S. officials said the American suspected terrorist is in a country that refuses U.S. military action on its soil and that has proved unable to go after him. And Obama’s new policy says American suspected terrorists overseas can only be killed by the military, not the CIA, creating a policy conundrum for the White House.

More people in Homs evacuated BEIRUT — A Syrian Red Crescent official says around 300 more people were evacuated Monday from besieged rebel-held neighborhoods of Syria’s thirdlargest city, Homs. Khaled Erksoussi, the Red Crescent’s head of operations, says the group was notified that a ceasefire in Homs that ended Sunday has been extended “far a few days.” The day’s evacuations brought to around 1,000 the number of people brought out of Homs since Friday, when the truce began. The Red Crescent also has delivered some food aid into the districts, despite shelling, though none was taken in on Monday, Erksoussi said. Government forces have been besieging the rebel-held districts in the city for months, cutting off supplies. The truce to let in aid and let out women, children and elderly was brokered by the U.N.

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NIGHTLIFE Tuesday, Feb. 11 ¡CHISPA! AT EL MESÓN: Argentine Tango Milonga, 7:30-11 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 213 Washington Ave. COWGIRL BBQ: Singer/songwriter/rock guitarist Tiffany Christopher, 8 p.m., 319 S. Guadalupe St. DUEL BREWING: El Trios Los Gallos, highoctane mariachi tunes and Norteno music,

destroy any photographs of the al-Qaida founder’s corpse or turn them over to the CIA. The email was obtained under a freedom of information request by the conservative legal group Judicial Watch. The document, released Monday by the group, shows that Adm. William McRaven, who heads the U.S. Special Operations Command, told military officers on May 13, 2011, that photos of bin Laden’s remains should have been sent to the CIA or already destroyed. Bin Laden was killed by a special operations team in Pakistan on May 2, 2011.

‘Dumb Starbucks’ work of comedian LOS ANGELES — It was a caffeine-charged Hollywood whodunit: Just whose bright idea was the “Dumb Starbucks” coffee shop that popped up and started serving free drinks from the corner of an otherwise uncelebrated strip mall? After several days of speculation, the big reveal came Monday: The buzz-generating shop was a comedian’s publicity stunt. Keeping a straight face, Canadian comic Nathan Fielder told a crowd he was pursuing the “American dream” — before acknowledging that he planned to use the bit on his Comedy Central show Nathan For You. Earlier in the day, and for much of the weekend, a line from the store wound alongside the parking lot and up the block. Some patrons snapped pictures in front of a green awning and mermaid logo that is familiar — except that the word “Dumb” is prominently featured. They weren’t coming for gourmet fare: Their descriptions of the coffee ranged from “horrible” to “bitter,” and one parent said his daughter complained that the hot chocolate was like water. The Associated Press

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VATICAN CITY — It was the quietest of announcements that had the effect of a thunder-clap on the Catholic world: A year ago today, Pope Benedict XVI said in a voice so soft that cardinals strained to hear, that he was becoming the first pontiff to resign in more than half a millennium. On the eve of the anniversary, Benedict’s longtime private secretary credited his boss’ stunning decision with opening the way to the “enormous impact” Pope Francis is having on the church and world at large. Monsignor Georg Gaenswein’s comments sent out a message of continuity between the awkward, bookish Benedict and his charismatic, super-star successor, the first Jesuit pope and the first pontiff from Latin America. It also may suggest that Benedict approves of the dramatic changes that Francis is bringing about within the church — even if many seem to go against the grain of his more restrained papacy. “We are all seeing the impact that Pope Francis is having on the world, not just the faithful in the church but in the world — it’s an enormous impact — and this impact was also facilitated by Pope Benedict in resigning,” Gaenswein told Vatican Television. “He opened a possibility that until then wasn’t there, and we can see that Pope Francis has taken this situation in hand and we’re delighted.” Gaenswein is in the historically unique situation of serving two popes: While he remains Benedict’s secretary, lives with him in his retirement home in the Vatican gardens and takes daily walks with him each afternoon, Gaenswein also is the head of Pope Francis’ household, arranging his schedule and appearing regularly with him at his Wednesday general audiences and other public events. Gaenswein was by Benedict’s side on that Monday morning, Feb. 11, 2013, when, during the course of a routine announcement of new saints on a Vatican holiday, Benedict announced that he no longer had the “strength of mind and body” to be pope and would retire at the end of the month. Francis was elected about a month later and has dazzled the world with his simple style and a tone of welcoming that has thrilled progressive Catholics and troubled conservatives. He has since been named “Person of the Year” by Time and has injected new life into an institution that was crumbling following a decade of scandal over sexual abuse, and more recently over the theft of Benedict’s private papers by his own butler.

Corrections A cutline on Page A-1 of the Feb. 10, 2014, edition of The New Mexican incorrectly identified Jason Lidyard. His title is assistant district attorney, not district attorney.

uuu A story on Page A-6 of the Feb. 8, 2014, edition of The New Mexican incorrectly referred to Working America as a political action committee. The previously existing nonprofit organization is spending money in support of Santa Fe mayoral candidate Javier Gonzales, but is independent of his campaign organization, as allowed under the city’s election and political campaign codes. A political action committee is defined in the election code as an “entity formed for the principal purpose of” supporting the election or defeat of a candidate or candidates or ballot propositions. Working America was organized in New Mexico in 2007.

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Reports show pilots often head to wrong airports military airport, when they meant to go to Mineta San Jose International Airport, about 10 miles to the southeast. WASHINGTON — At a time when a The airports are south of San Francisco cellphone can guide you to your drivein California’s Silicon Valley. way, commercial pilots attempt to land at “This event occurs several times every the wrong airport more often than most winter in bad weather when we work passengers realize or government offion Runway 12,” a San Jose airport tower cials admit, according to an Associated controller said in a November 2012 report Press search of government safety data describing how an airliner headed for and news reports since the early 1990s. Moffett after being cleared to land at San On at least 150 flights, including a Jose. The plane was waved off in time. Southwest Airlines jet last month in In nearly all the incidents, the pilots Missouri and a jumbo cargo plane last were cleared by controllers to fly based fall in Kansas, U.S. commercial passen- on what they could see rather than ger and cargo planes have either landed relying on automation. Many incidents at the wrong airport or started to land occur at night, with pilots reporting and realized their mistake in time. they were attracted by the runway A particular trouble spot is San Jose, lights of the first airport they saw Calif. The list of landing mistakes during descent. Some pilots said they includes six reports of pilots preparing disregarded navigation equipment that to land at Moffett Field, a joint civilian- showed their planes slightly off course By Joan Lowy

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On at least 150 flights, U.S. commercial passenger and cargo planes have either landed at the wrong airport or started to land and realized their mistake in time. because the information didn’t match what they were seeing out their windows — a runway straight ahead. “You’ve got these runway lights, and you are looking at them, and they’re saying: ‘Come to me, come to me. I will let you land.’ They’re like the sirens of the ocean,” said Michael Barr, a former Air Force pilot who teaches aviation safety at the University of Southern California. Using NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System, along with news accounts and reports sent to other federal agencies, the AP tallied 35 landings

and 115 approaches or aborted landing attempts at wrong airports by commercial passenger and cargo planes over more than two decades. The tally doesn’t include every event. Many aren’t disclosed to the media, and reports to the NASA database are voluntary. The Federal Aviation Administration investigates wrong airport landings and many near-landings, but those reports aren’t publicly available. FAA officials turned down a request by the AP for access to those records, saying some may include

information on possible violations of safety regulations by pilots and might be used in an enforcement action. NASA, on the other hand, scrubs its reports of identifying information to protect confidentiality, including names of pilots, controllers and airlines. While the database is operated by the space agency, it is paid for by the FAA and its budget has been frozen since 1997, said database director Linda Connell. As a result, fewer incident reports are being entered even though the volume of reports has soared, she said. The accounts that are available paint a picture of repeated close calls, especially in parts of the country where airports are situated close together with runways similarly angled, including Nashville and Smyrna in Tennessee, Tucson and DavisMonthan Air Force Base in Arizona, and several airports in South Florida.

Car bomb lesson turns deadly for militants Goof kills 21 members of an al-Qaida group

recently broke with al-Qaida. The ISIL, emboldened by fellow fighters’ gains in the Syrian civil war, has tried to position itself as the champion of Iraqi Sunnis angry By Sameer N. Yacoub at the government over what they The Associated Press see as efforts to marginalize them. BAGHDAD — An instructor Car bombs are one of the teaching his militant recruits deadliest weapons used by this how to make car bombs accigroup, with coordinated waves dentally set off explosives in his of explosions regularly leaving demonstration Monday, killing scores dead in Baghdad and 21 of them in a huge blast that elsewhere across the country. alerted authorities to the exisThe bombs are sometimes tence of the rural training camp assembled in farm compounds in an orchard north of Baghdad. where militants can gather Nearly two dozen people were without being spotted, or in car arrested, including wounded workshops in industrial areas. insurgents trying to hobble The explosion Monday took away from the scene. place at a camp tucked away The fatal goof by the al-Qaida in an orchard in the village of breakaway group that dominates al-Jalam, a farming area that the Sunni insurgency in Iraq has been a stronghold of alhappened on the same day that Qaida close to the Sunni city of the speaker of the Iraqi parliament, a prominent Sunni whom the militants consider a traitor, escaped unhurt from a roadside 20% off bomb attack on his motorcade all red items in the northern city of Mosul. Sanbusco Center • 989-4742 Nevertheless, the events underscored the determination of the insurgents to rebuild and regain the strength they enjoyed in Iraq at the height of the war until U.S.-backed Sunni tribesmen turned against them. The militants are currently battling for control of mainly Sunni areas of western Iraq in a key test of the Shiite-led government’s ability to maintain security more than two years after the withdrawal of U.S. troops. While the Iraqi army has been attacking insurgent training camps in the vast desert of western Anbar province near the Syrian border, it is unusual to find such a camp in the center of the country, just 60 miles north of the capital. The discovery shows that “the terrorist groups have made a strong comeback in Iraq and that the security problems are far from over, and things are heading from bad to worse,” said Hamid al-Mutlaq, a member of the parliament’s security and defense committee. The militants belonged to a network now known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an extremist group that

Samarra. According to a police officer, an army official and a hospital official, all of whom spoke on condition of anonymity for security reasons, the events unfolded as follows. The militants were attending a lesson on making car bombs and explosive belts when a glitch set off one of the devices during the car bomb part of the demonstration. Security forces rushed to the area after hearing the thunderous blast and arrested 12 wounded militants along with another 10 trying to flee. Authorities searched two houses and a garage in the orchard, finding seven car bombs as well as several explosive belts and roadside bombs. The cars did not have license plates. Bomb experts then started the work of defusing the devices.

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Marine: Tafoya’s home was filled with memorabilia from military Continued from Page A-1 “A foul smell came from within the residence,” according to a police report, and although the apartment’s front room was especially tidy, Tafoya was found laying on his bed, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. His home was filled with military memorabilia from Tafoya’s 20-year career as a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter mechanic. Among his assignments was caring for the helicopters used by two U.S. presidents. A T-shirt folded to reveal the words “R.I.P. The U.S. Constitution,” as well as Tafoya’s passport, military ID, driver’s license and Social Security card, were arranged carefully on a small table draped in black cloth. In the center of the table was a clipping of a 2013 Santa Fe New Mexican story with the headline, “Program ensures that no veteran ‘dies alone.’ ” “The way it was displayed, you could tell that [his military service] was his pride,” said Joe Chavez, an employee of Servpro, a speciality cleaning company that was called in to clean Tafoya’s apartment after his body was taken away. “It hit close to home,” said Chavez, whose own father and stepfather served in the military. Since then, Chavez and a group of co-workers, a chaplain, a funeral home employee, VFW members and others have organized a funeral for Tafoya with military honors. He will be buried at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Santa Fe National Cemetery in a formal ceremony that will include the presentation of colors, a 21-gun-salute and a police escort. Now, a man who, by most accounts, kept to himself in life has gained a community in death. An investigator from the state Office of the Medical Investigator pronounced Tafoya dead the day his body was found, though the office’s operations director, Amy Boule, said there are so many factors that affect the rate at which a body decomposes, it’s impossible to know how long Tafoya had been deceased. A note addressed to apartment manager Jon Jayet said simply: “Trash it, sell it, there is no one to claim it.” After Tafoya’s body was transported for an autopsy, Servpro was called in to clean the apartment. “It was really, really emotional,” said Chavez, a selfdescribed “military brat.” “The thing that was really heartbreaking was that he had been there for three weeks and nobody knew he had taken his life.” Chavez was especially struck by the table with Tafoya’s identification cards and other items. “He left it that way to make a statement,” Chavez said. “He was very upset with his government, the way I saw it. I felt that he felt our government just pushes soldiers to the side and their service means basically shit, is what I perceived from that. I think after he retired, our military let him down and he was disappointed. It was basically like an F-you to our government — a thanks for nothing.” The medical examiner located Anita Sweeney, a cousin, to claim Tafoya’s body. Sweeney said her cousin was born in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 30, 1953. She said “Tim,” as he was called, had a “horrible” childhood. Both of his parents died before he turned 18, and he came to Santa Fe after that to live with with his aunt, Sweeney’s mother. “He just didn’t adjust well,” Sweeney said. “The environment he grew up in was just not a healthy environment. It didn’t allow him to develop good communication skills, so he was very quiet and he suffered depression through the years.” Tafoya dropped out of high school, got his GED diploma and joined the Marines. He never saw combat, Sweeney said, but he became a helicopter mechanic who worked on Marine One, the chopper that carried Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton during their administrations. He also traveled to Japan and Italy, among other places, during his military career, she said. Tafoya was married for a short time, Sweeney said, but she never met his wife. The couple divorced without having any children. Tafoya’s last post was Kaneohe, Hawaii, according to his discharge papers dated Dec. 31, 1998. After leaving the

Marines, he came back to Santa Fe. Sweeney said her mother and father, both now deceased, allowed Tafoya to live in an apartment in a family compound on Delgado Street for a few years, but he cut all ties with the family about 15 years ago. “He wrote them a letter saying he didn’t want anything to do with family,” Sweeney said, “and he moved to the apartment … where they found him, and nobody every heard from him again.” After Sweeney learned of her cousin’s death, she contacted his half-sister in Maryland, who, Sweeney said, had not seen him in about seven years and had neither desire or means to make the arrangements for his funeral. Tafoya’s sister declined through Sweeney to be interviewed for this story. When Sweeney went to her cousin’s apartment to deal with

his belongings, she also saw a message in the way he had arranged his belongings before taking his own life. “His walls were lined with Marine stuff,” she said. “All his life with the Marines was on all the walls in the living room, the dining room, the bedroom. The clothes were folded just like you would fold your clothes in the Marines.” Before visiting Tafoya’s home, she said, she began to make funeral arrangements for his burial with Rivera Family Funeral Home. But after seeing The New Mexican article about the Forgotten Heroes program that Tafoya had left on the table, she reconsidered. The story was about a program that arranges military funerals for indigent and homeless veterans. “With the article so prominently displayed … I felt like that was him saying, ‘I’m a forgotten hero. This is what I want,’ ” she

said. “My feeling was that he didn’t want family involved and he wanted to go in this way.” In order for Tafoya to qualify to be buried through the Forgotten Heroes program, he needed to be homeless or unclaimed, Sweeney said, “so I unclaimed him.” But when Chavez and Raymond Rivera, a funeral service specialist at Rivera Family Funeral Home, learned that Tafoya’s cremated remains might sit in storage for two years before he could be buried, they decided to arrange a funeral for him themselves. “No Marine, no soldier should just be tossed to the side when they fought for our rights,” Chavez said. “I felt it was my duty to honor his last wishes. So my boss said, ‘Let’s do this, we’ll make sure this gentleman gets what he deserves.’ ” Over the past several weeks, Servpro and Rivera, who is not

related to the owners of the funeral home, have worked together to arrange a military funeral for Tafoya. Along the way, they learned that Tafoya worked as a carrier for The Santa Fe New Mexican for 15 years before quitting in November, telling the paper’s home delivery manager, Robert Martinez, that his truck had broken down. Martinez said his former employee was a “pretty solitary guy.” The one time he saw a personal side to Tafoya, Martinez said, was when he drove to a newspaper drop spot at the DeVargas Center early one morning and found out it was Tafoya who had been leaving food and water for stray cats in the area. Tafoya was found with a dead cat on the bed beside him, according to a police report. No other details about how the cat died were in the report.

Mechanic Craig Woodward, who owns a repair shop in town, called Tafoya “a good guy.” “I got along with him great. I wished he would have opened up to me more,” he said. “We could have got him some help or something if we had known.” It was Woodward who called police on New Year’s Eve to check on Tafoya. And before he died, Tafoya sent Woodward a letter giving him his truck, which was sitting at Woodward’s shop in need of minor repairs. Santa Fe Police Department chaplain José Villegas, who will be accepting the folded flag at Tafoya’s funeral, said, “I’m claiming him as someone from the community. He’s a stranger to me. But I know he is a veteran, a Marine, like me, and Marines are taught never to leave their dead.” Contact Phaedra Haywood at 986-3068 or phaywood@


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In response to concerns expressed by lawmakers from both parties, the administration said that local government agencies would generally not have to provide health insurance to “bona fide volunteers” who work as firefighters or emergency medical technicians. The administration said it was still trying to figure out how to count the hours worked by certain types of employees, including part-time college instructors who are paid for teaching a certain number of classes or courses. Until further guidance is issued, Treasury officials said, colleges may assume that such “adjunct faculty” members spend 75 minutes a week outside the classroom, preparing lectures or grading examinations, for each hour teaching in the classroom. Federal officials said they were also providing some relief to employers of seasonal employees. Those who normally work a half-year or less will generally not be considered full-time employees, the administration said. Jonathan Weisman contributed to this report.



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Changes: Retention bill alive in Senate Continued from Page A-1 Gov. Susana Martinez says this system has fostered a culture of “social promotion,” in which unprepared kids are passed on to the next grade. Martinez, a Republican, favors mandatory retention of third-graders who do not read proficiently. Stewart, D-Albuquerque, said retention rates for kids in kindergarten through second grade now range from 2 percent to 4 percent. In third grade, the numbers dip to 1 percent to 2 percent, she said. Garcia stripped mandatory retention from her bill after listening to fellow education professionals who said it would do more harm than good. Stewart said that, with the concession, Garcia’s bill essentially makes no changes to the existing law on student retention. Stewart is an opponent of blanket retention of students, but she said she still did not like other parts of the bill. For instance, it removes math as a measure of a child’s academic proficiency and it makes a standardized test the sole barometer of reading proficiency. “Our math scores are lower than they are in reading,” Stewart said, objecting to the rifle-shot emphasis in the bill. Stewart also said that a broader range of assessments ought to be used to gauge reading proficiency. Republicans on the House Education Committee supported Garcia’s original call for forced retentions. “Our students can’t read and they’re promoting them,” said Rep. Nora Espinoza, R-Roswell. Republican Rep. Dennis Roch, a school superintendent from Logan, said he sees mandatory retentions as an essential reform for public schools. The state Public Education Department said about 5,200 third-graders scored so low on reading last year that they would be candidates for retention. But about two-thirds of those kids would have received exemptions from any retention law because they are disabled and already have individualized instruction plans. That would have left about 1,750 third-graders subject to retention under Garcia’s original bill. But they also could have appealed and asked for waivers so they could move ahead to fourth grade. Mass retention of students has been challenged by various legislators and teachers as ineffective. Sen. Bill Soules, a teacher from Las Cruces, said summer school, reading coaches and early detection of sub-par readers are the keys to helping kids succeed. Forced retentions actually are harmful to kids, said Soules, a Democrat. In the Senate, a retention bill similar to Garcia’s original version is still alive. Sponsored by Sen. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs, it will face heavy opposition in the Senate Education Committee, of which Soules is a member. Contact Milan Simonich at 986-3080 or msimonich@


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Lawmaker pitches plan to keep scholarship fund solvent Award would be based on student’s time in school, type of institution By Robert Nott The New Mexican

As both the Senate and House education committees work to find ways to keep the Lottery Scholarship fund solvent, one lawmaker proposes meeting that goal by making the scholarship a financial carrot students would earn by continually proving their academic standing and graduating on time. Senate Bill 327, introduced by Sen. John Sapien, D-Albuquerque, bases the

amount of scholarship tuition on the semester of enrollment and the type of educational institution the student attends, with the goal of offering more money each semester to keep students on track to graduate within four years. For instance, for students attending a state community college, the tuition would be $300 for the second and third semesters and $600 for the fourth and fifth semesters. For students attending one of the state’s main four-year colleges — including The University of New Mexico — the rate would be $500 for the second and third semesters; $800 for the fourth and fifth semesters; $1,000 for the sixth and seventh semesters, and $1,200 for the eighth and final semester.

Few students actually earn the scholarship money in the first semester. Sapien told the Senate Education Committee on Monday that his plan is based on data that shows that only about 30 percent of all students who receive the free tuition money actually complete a college degree in four years. While some of them complete a certificate or degree earlier and no longer need the money, others either leave school or drop below the mandated eligibility rules. Among other requirements, students must take at least 12 credits each semester and maintain a grade-point average of 2.5. Sapien said his plan will keep the fund going.

The fund was created in 1996 and uses proceeds from the sale of lottery tickets to pay for tuition. But lottery revenue has stalled just under $40 million, and the annual need for the scholarship is more than $65 million at this point. Lawmakers and the governor have both pledged to find a way to keep this spring semester’s scholarship afloat through a one-time use of General Fund money — estimated to be between $15 million and $20 million. Lawmakers, educators and students who attended Monday’s session expressed concern for both the shortterm and long-term solvency of the fund. The Senate committee heard four bills while the House committee considered another three, suggesting that

members of both parties in both houses are united in finding a solution. Among the other options considered Monday: capping tuition increases for students who receive the scholarship, increasing the required amount of credits from 12 to 15 for students and letting individual colleges decide how they wish to appropriate the funds among their students. If lawmakers cannot come up with an agreeable solution, the Higher Education Department has the power to make a final decision, perhaps simply decreasing the amount of tuition for all students across the board. Contact Robert Nott at 986-3021 or

Downs: Testimony cites rushed approval Continued from Page A-1 Martinez to the state Board of Finance in 2011, resigned from the board that year over The Downs contract and the way he was treated by the administration when he raised concerns. “Keep politics out,” Tinnin said. “[Politics] kills it.” Asked by a senator about The Downs contract, Tinnin said, “It didn’t smell right.” Also testifying at Monday’s hearing were former Fair Commissioner Charlotte Rode and current Commissioner Kenneth “Twister” Smith. Both are Martinez-appointed Republicans who voted against The Downs contract, which was approved 4-3. Both spoke about pressure from the administration in the fall of 2011 to rush approval. And both agreed with Tinnin that the fair commission has become virtually powerless since Martinez has become governor. “Look at the agenda and the minutes. We never ever talked about business at meetings, ever,” Smith said. Rode said the administration kept secret from the commission the names of the people on the committee that evaluated the racing proposals. Both Smith and Rode, whose term on the commission expired last year, told the committee that the commission rarely meets. The state fair website shows that in 2012 there were three commission meetings, one in 2013 and one so far this year. Tinnin said when he was chairman of the commission, the panel met monthly. Sen. Linda Lopez, D-Albuquerque, chairwoman of the Rules Committee, had invited the governor, her consultant Jay McCleskey and State Fair Manager Dan Mourning to testify at the hearing. None appeared. Lopez noted that Martinez’s video operator, who usually shows up to webcast and tape committee meetings, didn’t show up for Monday’s session. State Auditor Hector Balderas, a Democrat, also didn’t show up. Balderas’ office conducted an audit that said the lease process appeared to follow the law, though Balderas expressed concern about whether 30 days was enough time to respond to the request for proposals. At the outset of the meeting, Lopez, who is running for governor, said there appeared to be a “coup d’état” at the fair. A spokesman for Martinez said, “That was nothing more than a taxpayer-funded political circus orchestrated by a desperate candidate for governor where not a single new piece of information was revealed. What you saw were people with incredible axes to grind, all of whom have had their wild-eyed accusations repeatedly discredited.” Only one of the committee’s four Republican members — Sen. Sander Rue of Albuquerque, who was present for part of the meeting — showed up to The Downs hearing. The Downs controversy goes back to Gov. Bill Richardson’s administration, when in 2010 the state and The Downs, which has operated the track since the 1980s, negotiated to

extend The Downs lease for 40 years. The fair commission never approved that, however. After Martinez became governor in 2011, the administration announced The Downs lease would be extended for a year. However, that July, the fair issued a request for proposals to lease the track and casino and surrounding land in the fairgrounds for 25 years. But interested bidders had only 30 days to submit proposals. Only two proposals — from The Downs and Laguna Development Corp. — came in. Administration officials have said that the state was not required to put the lease out for competitive bids. In September 2011, a threemember evaluation committee evaluated the proposals, recommending that the contract be awarded to The Downs, which is owned by three men — Bill Windham and John S. Turner, both of Louisiana, and Paul Blanchard of Albuquerque, a major political fundraiser for former Gov. Richardson. Windham, Turner and companies with which they are associated contributed tens of thousands of dollars to Martinez’s 2010 election campaign. They contributed a lesser amount to Martinez’s Democratic opponent Diane Denish. Martinez and others have denied the contributions were connected to the lease award. Critics have pointed out that the members of the evaluation team never filed conflict-ofinterest forms, though the members of that team signed sworn affidavits last year saying they’d had no contact with the Governor’s Office during the evaluation process. Mourning has said he appointed the members of the evaluation team. However, minutes of the commission’s Sept. 1, 2011, meeting said the team was appointed by the governor. Tinnin on Monday said that Mourning had asked him in 2011 to chair the contract evaluation team. In early August, Mourning said the work would have to be done by Sept. 1. After hearing no more about it, Tinnin said, he learned from a newspaper account that another evaluation team had been appointed. He said he later concluded he was taken out of the process because he knew too much. Tinnin said he met with Martinez and told her his concerns about the lease. He said the governor told him if he “disparaged” her people she would “take it personally.” He said he decided to resign “to shine a light” on what was going on with The Downs. Two senators at the meeting, Senate Majority Whip Tim Keller and Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino, both Albuquerque Democrats, called on Attorney General Gary King to investigate The Downs lease. A spokesman for King told The Associated Press that the office has been reviewing the deal. Although some Democrats have said there was “bidrigging,” there have been no charges. Contact Steve Terrell at Read his political blog at

CAPITOL CELEBRATES FILM, MEDIA ABOVE: The Breaking Bad recreational vehicle was on display at the state Capitol on Monday, which was Film & Media Day. The day gave members of the film industry a chance to thank legislators for supporting their industry. LEFT: Students from the Digital Arts & Technology Academy in Albuquerque apply makeup during Film & Media Day. DATA soon will hold classes at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. PHOTOS BY CLYDE MUELLER THE NEW MEXICAN

Legislative roundup Days remaining in session: 9 Rep. Jeff speaks out: Rep. Sandra Jeff says she has been the target of bullying since her vote last week against the state budget proposal backed by fellow Democrats. “When did it stop being OK for members to vote their conscience?” Jeff said during a five-minute speech Monday on the floor of the House of Representatives. She said certain legislators — she did not name names — even threatened to undercut legislation for casinos on the Navajo Nation because of her vote on the budget. Jeff, D-Crownpoint, joined the 33 Republican members Friday in voting against the House budget bill. That created a 34-34 tie, meaning the budget remains unsettled. Skandera awaits a vote: Hanna Skandera, secretary-designate of public education, has been on the job for more than three years but still has not received a confirmation vote from the state Senate. Will senators make a decision on Skandera before the 30-day session ends Feb. 20? “I have no idea,” Skandera said Monday. “You’ll know sooner than I do.” Sen. Linda Lopez, D-Albuquerque, chairs the Rules Committee, where confirmation votes start before moving to the full 42-member Senate. Lopez has said she will call the vote on Skandera’s nomination this session. But at least two senators, Democrats John Arthur Smith of Deming and Daniel Ivey-Soto of Albuquerque, say there is no point to voting on Skandera now. If Gov. Susana Martinez is re-elected this fall, another confirmation hearing on Skandera would have to be held in next year’s 60-day session anyway, so a delay is in order, Ivey-Soto said. Smith said the confirmation hearing would steal time from budget issues this session.

Skandera would remain in office with full powers if the Senate again does not vote on confirming her. Giving foster kids a chance: The Senate Education Committee gave a “do pass” to Senate Bill 206, introduced by Sen. George Muñoz, D-Gallup, to waive tuition and fees at public colleges for students who have aged out of the state’s foster-care system. Muñoz told the committee that many of those children might not be eligible for the state’s Lottery Scholarship fund and might not have familial support to pay for college. Likewise, many of these students might have to work to pay bills, he said. Sen. Michael Padilla, D-Bernalillo, told the committee that he was a foster child and that, “85 percent of foster kids can’t start college for various reasons and this will provide them with a life-line.” E-cigarette ban: A prohibition on minors buying or possessing electronic cigarettes advanced through the House Judiciary Committee on Monday, but anti-smoking crusaders complained that it doesn’t go far enough. House Bill 15 sponsor Rep. Paul Bandy, R-Aztec, talked members of the panel out of an amendment backed by the American Cancer Society and others that would have classified the devices as a tobacco product. The battery-powered devices vaporize liquid capsules, often containing nicotine, for smoking. The federal government could settle that question. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering whether to classify e-cigarettes as tobacco products. Currently, neither state nor federal law regulates the sale of e-cigarette to people younger than 18. House Bill 15 would change that in New Mexico. Although the panel universally favored keeping children from accessing e-cigarettes, some members balked at the prospect of labeling them a tobacco product. “It’s not a tobacco product,” said Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas, D-Albuquerque. “That’s kind of dishonest.” Bandy appealed to the committee that by trying to improve his legislation, it might

have the damaging effect of stopping his effort to get e-cigarettes out of the hands of minors as soon as possible. “I would hate for the perfect to be the enemy of the good,” he said. The committee unanimously sent the bill to the House floor for debate with a “do pass” recommendation. Brewery district: Two New Mexico state senators are seeking to highlight a “brewery district” in Albuquerque. Sens. Tim Keller and Daniel Ivey-Soto, both Democrats from Bernalillo, are cosponsoring Senate Memorial 81, which would officially establish a Brewery District in the city. Keller says Albuquerque has a legitimate, industry-driven neighborhood of breweries. He says the legislation would recognize the cluster of breweries that have had a positive impact on the local economy and social scene. According to the New Mexico Brewers Guild, more than 65,000 barrels of beer were produced statewide last year. There also are at least two dozen microbreweries in New Mexico that have contributed to employment in their surrounding communities. Looking ahead: It will be Complete Streets in New Mexico Day at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the Rotunda to promote the idea of ensuring safe access for all street users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders. It also will be Boys & Girls Clubs of America Day, as well as New Mexico Small Business Development Center Day at the Legislature. On Wednesday, Feb. 12, acequia association leaders and young people will gather at the Capitol for Acequia Day at the Legislature, intended to call attention to various irrigation projects and water management issues. Quote of the day: “I will always be a Democrat.” — Rep. Sandra Jeff, D-Crownpoint, during her floor speech about pushback from fellow Democrats over her siding with Republicans against a proposed state budget last week. Staff and wire reports

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 THE NEW MEXICAN


Thieves target parked vehicles near trailheads over weekend


By Chris Quintana The New Mexican

Mayoral candidates Patti Bushee, left, and Javier Gonzales participate in a mayoral forum on Monday at the Center for Contemporary Arts. The forum, hosted by Create the Vote and moderated by Mary-Charlotte Domandi, right, focused on Santa Fe’s arts and culture economy. PHOTOS BY CLYDE MUELLER/THE NEW MEXICAN

Candidates on culture

Bushee, Gonzales vow to boost Santa Fe’s ‘creative economy’ at forum By Daniel J. Chacón

The New Mexican


ayoral candidates Patti Bushee and Javier Gonzales described how they would boost Santa Fe’s arts and culture economy Monday evening at one of the last forums before the March 4 municipal election. The forum, hosted by Create the Vote, a collaboration of 35 arts, cultural and creative organizations and businesses, drew a crowd of more than 200 to the Center for Contemporary Arts. With a large chunk of Santa Fe’s economy based on the arts, both candidates promised to be strong advocates and distinguished themselves as the best-qualified candidate to take the city’s “creative economy” to the next level. “All the elements are here for us to be successful,” said Gonzales, a former county commissioner and state Democratic Party chairman. “We have the talent. We have the history. We have the infrastructure to support it. What it’s going to take is leadership, leadership that has the ability to pull people together.” Bushee, who served for two years as deputy director of the New Mexico Film Office, where she said she helped start a film technician training program, said the city needs to build on its infrastructure, from high-speed Internet to affordable housing for artists. “I’m very familiar with the creative economy having served 20 years on our council,” she said. “We need to promote the arts in ways that are very specific and very clear and regionally. I think we need to collaborate and expand.” The third mayoral candidate, City Councilor Bill Dimas, did not attend the forum. Dimas has sworn off all mayoral forums with

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More than 200 people attended Monday’s forum at the Center for Contemporary Arts.

his opponents. While the forum focused on arts and culture, the two candidates fielded questions on a host of other topics, from their stances on a proposed charter amendment to make the mayor a full-time position to the legalization of marijuana. Bushee, who voted in support of putting the full-time mayor question on the March ballot, said voters should research the proposed charter amendment and decide for themselves. She said she would be a strong mayor, and believes, “In the end, to have a mayor there full time is a good thing.” Gonzales said he supports the proposal. “I think that it gives us our best chance to address some of the structural challenges

that are occurring in City Hall, some of those structural issues that lead to nepotism that for so long have been more about who you know and not what you know,” he said. On the marijuana question, Bushee said she supported decriminalization but that the city should take a “wait-and-see” approach on full legalization. “I want to see what our neighbors to the north in Colorado do,” she said. “But if we are going to legalize it, we certainly need to tax it.” Gonzales said he’s in favor of legalizing and regulating marijuana, a comment that generated applause. “We have to regulate the flow and the movement of marijuana in this community,” he said. “Right now, it’s being left to the drug dealers to push on our kids.”

Federal suit accuses CYFD of civil rights violations Complaint says actions of agency investigator resulted in abuse of young girl By Susan Montoya Bryan The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico’s embattled child welfare agency is the target of a federal lawsuit alleging civil rights violations. The complaint, filed last week in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque, spells out the details of a custody battle that attorney Colin Hunter says resulted in a young girl being emotionally and physically abused at the hands of strangers. Hunter said Monday the case is the latest example of incompetence within the state Children, Youth and Families Department, which has come under scrutiny in the weeks since the death of Omaree Varela, a 9-yearold Albuquerque boy who police say was kicked repeatedly by his mother. In the lawsuit involving the girl, Hunter said a senior investigator with the state agency had called on Belen police to stop the girl’s father, remove the child from his vehicle and return her to her mother despite

While some trail users took advantage of the balmy weekend weather, thieves stole personal belongings that had been left behind in parked vehicles at trailheads. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office reported three vehicles parked along Hyde Park Road near the Chamisa Trail were broken into between 3 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. A purse was reportedly stolen from one vehicle, a backpack from another and a purse, a knife, a daily planner, a rosary, a Virgin Mary pendant, a few checks and medication from a third vehicle. The Santa Fe Police Department reported that on Saturday, thieves broke into two vehicles parked off Hyde Park Road at the Dale Ball Trails Saturday afternoon. The thieves stole a purse from one vehicle and a briefcase from another. In each case, the thieves smashed vehicle windows with a blunt object to gain entry. Lt. William Pacheco of the sheriff’s office said it’s common for thieves to target vehicles near trailheads when the weather warms. He also said that residents should store personal belongings in the trunk while hiking. “It takes two seconds to smash the window and take the item,” Pacheco said. Pacheco said deputies had a few leads in connection to the thefts in the Hyde Park Road area, but he could not release further information Monday. Celina Westervelt, a spokeswoman for the police department, said it’s not clear if the break-ins on Saturday are related to those on Sunday. In April 2013, the Santa Fe City Council approved a measure to install security cameras at parking garages, parks and trailheads. Thomas Williams, the city’s Information Technology and Telecommunications Division director, said contractors have installed cameras at most of the city’s downtown parking lots and garages in addition to the room at City Hall where parking fees are counted. Cameras are slated to be installed at parking areas for the Dorothy Stewart Trail and the Atalaya Trail on Camino de Cruz Blanca; the Dale Ball Trails on Upper Canyon Road and Hyde Park Road; and the La Tierra Trails off N.M. 599 near Unity Church. Contractors have started installing cameras at the Las Acequias Park. Wilson said cameras also are slated for installation at Patrick Smith Park, the Railyard Park and the parking area at the Rail Trail off Zia Road. The city began the project in June 2013, Williams said, but crews encountered difficulties getting power to the remote cameras. He said the camera network was changed, which also caused delays. Once the cameras are operating, the video will be available to police agencies as well as the public, which can request footage under the Inspection of Public Records Act.

an earlier court order that had established the father’s custody. The police stop happened Feb. 6, 2012, the same day a special court commissioner had dismissed a temporary restraining order against the father that stemmed from the mother’s efforts to overturn the court order. Hunter said the child welfare agency investigator took action despite the court order and knowing that the mother was a transient and did not have the means to care for the girl. “This is not a case of an overwhelmed system allowing a child to fall through the cracks. This is a case of poorly trained and poorly supervised government agencies flagrantly disobeying a court order and placing a child in danger,” the lawsuit states. The girl’s grandparents hired a private investigator to find her. She was found with strangers in a mobile home in Española and her mother’s whereabouts were unknown, according to the lawsuit. While in her mother’s custody, the father and grandparents claim the girl was often left unattended, did not go to school and was abused by strangers. Belen Police Chief Dan Robb said he was unaware of the case.

Children, Youth and Families Department spokesman Henry Varela called the lawsuit frivolous, noting that the child had never been in the agency’s custody. “Because the state of New Mexico never had legal custody of the child, CYFD never had any legal authority to decide where a child should be placed,” he said, without addressing the allegations against the investigator. Gov. Susana Martinez has acknowledged the agency has had a “revolving door” largely because of employee burnout and the difficult nature of the job. She has said she’s been trying to turn that around, but critics say caseloads have risen to unmanageable levels and the lack of follow-up is concerning. In the case of Omaree Varela, critics have said the child welfare agency and Albuquerque police failed the boy by not removing him from his home. Hunter said his clients are angry that their granddaughter was removed from a safe environment and placed in danger. “I don’t know the cause or the reason, and it’s not that I don’t think people don’t care over there, but something has to change,” he said, referring to the agency. “These jobs are just too important.”

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Council committees approve ordinance to regulate buskers The City Council Public Works and Land Use Committee approved an ordinance on Monday that would regulate buskers who perform on the Plaza. City Councilor Chris Calvert originally proposed banning buskers from the Plaza and surrounding streets. The amended version of his bill would require buskers to obtain a license from the city that would allow them to perform from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., as long as the volume on battery-controlled amplifiers is at a reasonable level. Buskers would be barred from blocking sidewalks and building entrances and a police officer could ask crowds around them to disperse. The proposal is scheduled to be discussed by councilors on the Public Safety Committee on Feb. 18, and a public hearing is scheduled for March 26.

Attorney calls for ethics board to investigate Gonzales A local attorney filed an ethics complaint Monday alleging coordination between mayoral candidate Javier Gonzales and outside groups spending money in the March 4 municipal election. But Fred Rowe, who makes other assertions in the complaint, offers no concrete proof and asks the city’s ethics board to launch an investigation and use its subpoena power. “A subpoena would amplify existing circumstantial proof of concerted actions, dispel conclusory affidavits and blanket denials, and enable the board to avert a tainted mayoral election,” Rowe wrote in the seven-page complaint to the Ethics and Campaign Review Board. Rowe, a former chairman of the ethics board, declined to respond to questions, saying he doesn’t comment on pending cases. “The memorandum speaks for itself,” he said. Rowe supports City Councilor Patti Bushee in the race for mayor. He said he didn’t file the complaint on behalf of Bushee or her campaign. “It’s filed on behalf of myself as an attorney and as a concerned citizen,” he said. Gonzales said in an email Monday, “From what I can see, the complaint has no facts to substantiate any charge.” He said that his campaign has “embraced” public financing from the start and, “We’ve asked PACs to stand done and respect that my campaign, and my campaign alone, speaks for me.” The New Mexican




THE NEW MEXICAN Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Colo. reviews lessons from first month of pot sales Couples wait to get marriage licenses at the Salt Lake County Clerk’s Office in December in Salt Lake City. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO

Mormons to weigh in on gay marriage ban in Utah By Brady McCombs The Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church and a coalition of religious organizations are expected to file an argument to a federal appeals court by midnight explaining why they believe Utah’s same-sex marriage ban should stand. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will file a “friend of the court” brief, along with Catholic, Southern Baptist and Lutheran organizations and the National Association of Evangelicals, court records show. The brief is being handled by the Salt Lake City law firm that represents the Mormon church, Kirton and McConkie. Monday was the deadline for filings in support of Utah before the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Other groups and organizations have already submitted their arguments, including a group of attorney generals from 10 states who argue same-sex marriage is not part of American tradition. Utah state attorneys filed their opening argument last week, saying the optimal environment for raising children is with a mother and father. The state contends that redefining marriage poses “real, concrete risks to children” because not having a mother or father leads to emotional damage. The state said its duty is to look out for the long-term interests of children who can’t defend themselves. Attorneys for three gay and lesbian couples in Utah who brought the lawsuit against Utah will file their response by Feb. 25. Organizations who want to send in arguments in support of the couples have until March 4. The couples’ attorneys have scoffed at the notion that gay and lesbian couples make inferior parents, saying there is no scientific evidence to back that claim. They also have pointed to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last summer that struck down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act as backing in this case. In that decision, the justices wrote that limiting marriages to a man and a woman relegates gay marriages to second-class status and “humiliates tens of thousands of children now being raised by same-sex couples.” A hearing has been set for April 10 in Denver. The court will then decide if it agrees with a federal judge in Utah who in mid-December overturned the 2004-voter passed ban, saying it violates gay and lesbian couples’ rights to due process and equal protection under the 14th Amendment. The appeals court also is reviewing a similar decision about Oklahoma’s ban, and a hearing on that case has been set for April 17. The arguments in support of Utah’s gay marriage ban, passed by two-thirds of voters in 2004, trickled in Monday. Attorney generals from Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma and South Carolina filed a brief that said same-sex marriage is not part of the country’s roots and traditions. “Traditional marriage is too deeply imbedded in our laws, history and traditions for a court to hold that more recent state constitutional enactment of that definition is illegitimate or irrational,” Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller wrote. Zoeller went on to tamp down the notion that defining marriage as between a man and a woman discriminates against gays and lesbians.

State appears to have dodged major safety concerns

from product safety to rules on how retailers market and sell pot. “We’ve had to kind of duplicate a lot of the things the federal government does when By Kristen Wyatt it comes to regulation,” Brohl The Associated Press said. Jack Finlaw, a lawyer for DENVER — Colorado’s marGov. John Hickenlooper who ijuana experiment is going well, joined Brohl last year in writing but there’s a lot of work to do regulating the newly legal drug, marijuana proposals, said Colostate regulators and lawmakers rado wasn’t sure until August said Monday in a panel review- what the federal government ing successes and failures of the planned to do about the state’s nation’s first retail pot industry. pot law. Finlaw said state officials Colorado’s top marijuana asked the U.S. Department of regulator, Department of RevJustice: “We’ve clearly done enue head Barbara Brohl, said it’s too soon to know how much something new, are you going tax revenue legal weed is going to let us proceed, are you going to shut this all down?” to produce, but that Colorado There was no immediate appears to have avoided major public safety problems, at least answer, Finlaw said. In the absence of guidance, in the six weeks since marihe said, Colorado just winged juana sales began. it — trying to anticipate what On Jan. 1, Colorado became the federal government would the first state in the nation to allow legal retail sales of recre- require. When the Department of Justice’s priorities were ational marijuana. finally released, “they weren’t Washington state, where voters also legalized the drug in 2012, is expected to launch COMFORT KEEPERS its marketplace in the coming Seeking compassionate caremonths. givers experienced in personal care willing to work in the Santa Brohl said other states and Fe and Los Alamos area. nations have asked how ColoPlease call 505-988-8851 to inrado is regulating marijuana, quire

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CALL TO ORDER ROLL CALL APPROVAL OF AGENDA APPROVAL OF MINUTES: February 11, 2014 FINDINGS OF FACT & CONCLUSIONS OF LAW Case #H-05-179 Case #H-14-009 Case #H-13-086 Case #H-14-006 Case #H-14-007 Case #H-14-006B


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1. Case #H-12-061A. 846 Old Santa Fe Trail. Downtown & Eastside Historic District. Jenkins Gavin, agent for Lori Kunkel & Peter Quintana, owners, requests an historic status review of this contributing residential structure. (David Rasch). 2. Case #H-14-008. 213 E. Santa Fe Avenue. Don Gaspar Area Historic District. Melinda K. Hall, agent, Paul Heath, owner, proposes to replace the roof finish on a contributing residential structure. An exception is requested to not replace wood shingles in-kind (Section 14-5.2(D)(6)). David Rasch. 3. Case #H-14-010. 447 Cerrillos Road, #7. Downtown & Eastside Historic District. Paul E. & Sharilyn Braly, agents/owners, proposes to replace windows and doors and to restucco a non-contributing residential structure. (David Rasch). 4. Case #H-14-011. 1677 Cerro Gordo Road. Downtown & Eastside Historic District. FABU-WALL-OUS Solutions LLC, agent for Shayakin Owners Assoc. Inc., owners, proposes to construct two vehicular gates on a non-contributing subdivision. (David Rasch). 5. Case #H-14-012. 225 Johnson Street. Downtown & Eastside Historic District. Christopher Purvis, agent for Conroad Association, owners, proposes to remodel a significant commercial building by removing or replacing windows on non-historic additions, adding a door to a non-historic addition, replacing a non-historic door on a primary elevation and constructing an enclosing fence at 48” high. (David Rasch). 6. Case #H-13-060. 1219 Cerro Gordo Road. Downtown & Eastside Historic District. Ju Meng Tan, agent for Estate of Isabel Segura/Jerry & Martha Segura, owners, proposes to construct a 3,231 sq. ft. residence to 18’ high where the maximum allowable height is 14’1” on a sloping site. An exception is requested for publiclyvisible rooftop appurtenances (Section 14-5.2(D)(3) and (E)(2)). (David Rasch). 7. Case #H-13-020. 523 Canyon Road. Downtown & Eastside Historic District. Doug McDowell, agent for Peggy & Douglas McDowell, owners, proposes to amend a previous approval to remodel a non-contributing residence with approximately 1,306 sq. ft. of additions and to change the new single-family residence to two single-family residences at approximately 2,012 sq. ft. each. (David Rasch). 8. Case #H-08-042. 1317B Cerro Gordo Road. Downtown & Eastside Historic District. Douglas McDowell, agent for Peggy & Douglas McDowell, owners, proposes to amend a previous approval to construct a 917 sq. ft. studio with exterior alterations. (David Rasch).

G. COMMUNICATIONS H. MATTERS FROM THE BOARD I. ADJOURNMENT Cases on this agenda may be postponed to a later date by the Historic Districts Review Board at the noticed meeting. Please contact the Historic Preservation Division at 955-6605 for more information regarding cases on this agenda.

dramatically surprising,” Finlaw said. But Colorado isn’t done debating pot, all on the panel agreed. Rep. Dan Pabon, a Denver Democrat who sponsored last year’s pot regulatory bill, pointed out that alcohol prohibition ended in 1933, but alcohol bills are still routinely considered in the Legislature. “This will take time,” Pabon said on marijuana laws. No one on the panel would guess how much tax money pot sales have produced in the first six weeks. “That’s the $64,000 question that everybody has been asking

since Jan. 2,” Brohl said with a smile. The pot discussion came hours after a new poll showed Colorado’s mixed feelings about the legal drug. The Quinnipiac University Poll released Monday says that voters still support the state law that legalized recreational marijuana, but most believe it is hurting the image of the state. The poll indicates that 51 percent of voters overall believe the measure is bad for the state’s reputation, while 38 percent see it as a net positive. Like other marijuana polls, the Colorado survey revealed a sharp age divide. Among vot-

ers 18 to 29, 57 percent say legal marijuana is good for the state’s image. Among voters older than 65, 67 percent say it’s bad. Overall, 58 percent of people surveyed still support the law passed in 2012, the poll said. The poll of 1,139 registered voters was taken from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.

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City of Santa Fe REGULAR MEETING OF THE GOVERNING BODY FEBRUARY 12, 2014 CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS AFTERNOON SESSION – 5:00 P.M. 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3. SALUTE TO THE NEW MEXICO FLAG 4. INVOCATION 5. ROLL CALL 6. APPROVAL OF AGENDA 7. APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR 8. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Reg. City Council Meeting – January 29, 2014 9. PRESENTATIONS a) Muchas Gracias – Claudia Borchert. (5 minutes) b) Update on LEAD Task Force. (Sergeant Jerome Sanchez and Monica Ault) (10 minutes) 10. CONSENT CALENDAR a) Request for Approval of Procurement Under State and Cooperative Price Agreements – Ten (10) Police Patrol Vehicles and Required Up-Fit Equipment for Annexation Expansion; CES/Don Chalmers Ford, MHQ of New Mexico, Grants & Technology, CDWG Government, CMS Communications, Motorola Solutions, Digital Alley, MPH Industries. (Deputy Police Chief John Schaerfl) 1) Request for Approval of Budget Increase – Police Property Tax Fund. b) Request for Approval of Amendment No. 1 to Construction Agreement – City-Wide Water Utility Construction and Repair Projects; Sub Surface Contracting, Inc. (Bill Huey) c) Request for Approval of Water Rights Purchase Agreement – Within the Nambe-Pojoaque-Tesuque (NPT) River System; The Club at Las Campanas. (Rick Carpenter and Marcos Martinez) d) Request for Approval of Change Order No. 5 – Market Station Tenant Improvements; Sarcon Construction Corporation. (LeAnn Valdez) e) Request for Approval of Procurement Under State and Cooperative Price Agreements – Installation, Maintenance and Monitoring Services of City-Wide Fire and Alarms Systems; ATI Security, Inc. (Robert Rodarte) f) Request for Approval of Grant Awards – 2011 and 2013 State Homeland Security Sub-Grant Program; United States Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency. (Andrew Phelps) 1) Request for Approval of Budget Increase – Grant Fund g) Request for Approval of Funding for Improvements at Moto Cross Track Located in La Tierra in the Northwest Quadrant through 2008 Parks, Trails and Open Space Bond Fund. (Ben Gurule) h) Request for Approval of Grant Award and Governmental Services Agreement – Youth Conservation Corps Commission Project for Fire Department; State of New Mexico Youth Conservation Corps Commission and City of Santa Fe. (Porfirio Chavarria) 1) Request for Approval of Budget Increase – Grant Fund i) Request for Approval of Professional Services Agreement – Fort Marcy Swimming Pool Roof and Sky Light Replacement and Renovation Project; Cooperative Educational Services and Roof Care. (Lisa Martinez) j) Request for Approval of Exempt Procurement and Professional Services Agreement – Santa Fe Community Television Public Access; Santa Fe Community College. (Joe Abeyta) k) Request for Approval of Procurement Under State Price Agreements – Purchase of Maintenance Materials and Supplies for the Streets Division; 3M Company, San Bar Construction and J & H Supply. (Randy Blake) l) Request for Approval of Contract – Parking Equipment and Related Services for Parking Division; IPS Group, Inc. (PJ Griego) m) Request for Approval of Budget Increase – FY 2013/2014 Rent at Montoya Federal Building. (Marcos Tapia) (Postponed at January 29, 2014 City Council Meeting) n) In Accordance with Resolution No. 2013-107, One Day Community Convention Center and Parking Fee Waivers for NonProfit Fundraising Events. (Jim Luttjohann) (Informational Only) 11. Request for Approval of Appointment of Municipal Court Pro Tem Judge Pursuant to §2-3.4(C) SFCC 1987; Stephen Pfeffer. (Judge Yalman) 12. State of the Municipal Court Report. (Judge Yalman) 13. MATTERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER 14. MATTERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER Executive Session In Accordance with the New Mexico Open Meetings Act §10-15-1(H)(7) NMSA 1978, Discussion Regarding Pending or Threatened Litigation in Which the City of Santa Fe Is or May Become a Participant, Cameron-Swinerton, LLC, Gross Receipts Tax Refund Dispute, Project CIP #684. (Kelley Brennan and Judith Amer) 15. Action Regarding Pending or Threatened Litigation in Which the City of Santa Fe Is or May Become a Participant, CameronSwinerton, LLC, Gross Receipts Tax Refund Dispute, Project CIP #684. (Kelley Brennan and Judith Amer) 16. MATTERS FROM THE CITY CLERK 17. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE GOVERNING BODY EVENING SESSION – 7:00 P.M. A. CALL TO ORDER B. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE C. SALUTE TO THE NEW MEXICO FLAG D. INVOCATION E. ROLL CALL F. PETITIONS FROM THE FLOOR G. APPOINTMENTS • Audit Committee • Community Development Commission H. PUBLIC HEARINGS: 1) Request from Joe Wade Fine Art for a Waiver of the 300 Foot Location Restriction and Approval to Allow the Dispensing/ Consumption of Wine at Joe Wade Fine Art, 102 E. Water Street. This Location is Within 300 Feet of The Church of Antioch at Santa Fe, 207 Old Santa Fe Trail. The Request is for the ARTfeast Edible Art Tour to be Held on February 21, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Yolanda Y. Vigil) 2) COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE STUDY GROUP a) CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 2014-____. (Councilor Bushee and Mayor Coss) A Resolution Authorizing the Establishment of a Hospital Study Group for the Purpose of Gathering Information and Making Recommendations Related to the Current General State of Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. (Kate Noble) (Postponed at January 29, 2014 City Council Meeting) b) CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 2014-____. (Councilor Ives) A Resolution Calling for the Formation of a Community Health Working Group to Examine the Effects of the Affordable Care Act on the Delivery of Health Care Services to the Santa Fe Community, the Cost of Health Care in Santa Fe and Delivery of Health Care Services to the Indigent. (Kate Noble) (Postponed at January 29, 2014 City Council Meeting) 3) CONSIDERATION OF BILL NO. 2014-1: ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 2014-____. (Councilor Bushee) An Ordinance Amending Various Provisions of the City of Santa Fe Animal Services Ordinance, Chapter 5 SFCC 1987. (Johnny Martinez) (Postponed at January 29, 2014 City Council Meeting) 4) CONSIDERATION OF BILL NO. 2014-2: ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 2014-____. (Councilor Trujillo and Councilor Bushee) An Ordinance Relating to the Prohibition of the Procurement of Tobacco by Minors; Amending Subsection 16-15.4 SFCC 1987 to Amend the Definition of “Tobacco Product” and Create a New Definition for “Electronic Smoking Device”. (Alfred Walker) (Postponed at January 29, 2014 City Council Meeting) 5) CONSIDERATION OF BILL NO. 2014-3: ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 2014-____. (Councilor Trujillo) An Ordinance Relating to Santa Fe Smoke Free Ordinance, Section 10-6 SFCC 1987; Amending Subsection 10-6.2 to Include Findings Relating to Electronic Smoking Devices and Amending Subsection 10-6.3 to Include Definitions for “Electronic Smoking Device” and “Tobacco Product”. (Alfred Walker) (Postponed at January 29, 2014 City Council Meeting) 6) CONSIDERATION OF BILL NO. 2013-42: ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 2014-____. (Mayor Coss) An Ordinance Relating to the City of Santa Fe Economic Development Plan Ordinance, Article 11-11 SFCC 1987; Amending Ordinance No. 2013-2 for the Purpose of Approving and Adopting a Second Amended Local Economic Development Project Participation Agreement Between the City of Santa Fe and Rodeo Property, Inc. for an Indoor Multipurpose Facility, a Local Economic Development Project. (Fabian Trujillo) (Postponed at January 8, 2014 City Council Meeting) (Postponed to April 9, 2014 City Council Meeting) a) Request for Approval of Economic Development Second Amended Project Participation Agreement Between the City of Santa Fe and Rodeo Property, Inc. (Postponed to April 9, 2014 City Council Meeting) b) Request for Approval of Memorandum of Understanding Between the City of Santa Fe and Santa Fe County. (Postponed to April 9, 2014 City Council Meeting) I. ADJOURN Pursuant to the Governing Body Procedural Rules, in the event any agenda items have not been addressed, the meeting should be reconvened at 7:00 p.m., the following day and shall be adjourned not later than 12:00 a.m. Agenda items, not considered prior to 11:30 p.m., shall be considered when the meeting is reconvened or tabled for a subsequent meeting. NOTE: New Mexico law requires the following administrative procedures be followed when conducting “quasi-judicial” hearings. In a “quasi-judicial” hearing all witnesses must be sworn in, under oath, prior to testimony and will be subject to reasonable cross-examination. Witnesses have the right to have an attorney present at the hearing. Persons with disabilities in need of accommodations, contact the City Clerk’s office at 955-6520, five (5) days prior to meeting date.


In brief

Young University, a Ph.D. in biology from The University of New Mexico and 21 years experience in natural resources management including the last five years with the trust. The Valles Caldera Trust oversees the Valles Caldera National Preserve, formerly the A 1-800 phone number that led callers to an “inappropriate” privately owned “Baca Ranch.” The 89,000 acre property is adult line has been removed located in the Jemez Mountains from the Santa Fe County govin Northern New Mexico. It ernment website. The number, which was listed was purchased by the federal government in 2000 under the under the county’s contact information, was taken off after Valles Caldera National Preserthe Santa Fe Reporter brought it vation Act. to the county’s attention. “Santa Fe has never received a constituent concern on this, but we are extremely thankful this was brought to our attention The Santa Fe Police Departby a member of the press and ment reported that a man we were able to immediately robbed a 21-year-old woman at remove the number from the gunpoint just outside PetSmart, County website,” County Man3561 Zafarano Drive, on Saturager Katherine Miller said in a day night. statement. The woman told police she The 1-800 number, one of left the pet store about 8:15 p.m. two the county previously had Saturday when she saw a man on its website, had been sold in the parking lot who “looked to a wholesale company and suspicious” and made her repurchased. The other 1-800 uncomfortable. She also told number, 1-800-894-7028, is still officers he wore a white-andactive. gray hooded sweater, blue jeans and a baseball cap. The woman, according to the police report, tried to open her car door when the man said, “Excuse me, miss.” She told The Valles Caldera Board of police she turned toward the Trustees named Dr. Tim Haarmann interim executive director man and watched him pull a handgun from his pocket. She of the Valles Caldera Trust on said he demanded her purse, Monday. and she responded by asking Haarmann will be in charge him if he was serious. The man of day-to-day operations until said he was, so the woman gave the board selects a permanent him her purse containing a executive director. The board driver’s license, debit card, $50 will conduct a nationwide in cash, a coin purse and some search to find a replacement change. for Dennis Trujillo, who retired She told police that the man Jan. 3. then ran to a white sedan and Haarmann is currently drove away. The woman said Operations Division director she didn’t know if the man got on the Valles Caldera National into the driver’s seat or the pasPreserve. He is responsible senger side. The woman, police for management of programs, wrote, then ran inside to call 911. including recreation, environPolice said that there were mental education, interpretano cameras in the parking lot tion, facilities, roads, grazing and that the suspect remained and rangeland management. at large. Haarmann has a bachelor’s The New Mexican degree in zoology from Brigham

County removes adult line number

Purse stolen at gunpoint

Caldera interim chief named

Police notes The Santa Fe Police Department is investigating the following reports: u Someone smashed a window of a car parked in the 1200 block of Second Street and stole a purse between 4:45 and 6:34 p.m. Saturday. u Someone stole a purse from a car parked in the 800 block of Paseo de Peralta between 6 and 7 p.m. Saturday. u Personal items were stolen from a home in the 1100 block of Maez Road between 1 and 9 p.m. Sunday. u City officers arrested Jade Adams, 23, of Santa Fe at 1:49 p.m. Sunday on a charge of altering a prescription and trying to fill it at CVS Pharmacy, 195 Paseo de Peralta. u A chain saw and other hand tools were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 2000 block of St. Michael’s Drive between 10 and 11:30 a.m. Monday. u Someone broke into the Santa Fe Girls School, 310 W. Zia Road, and stole $100 at 10:50 a.m. Sunday. u Efran Valencia, 35, of Santa Fe was arrested on charges of shoplifting and possession of drug paraphernalia after police saw him flee from Albertsons. Store employees told police that Valencia had stolen several items, so the officer pursued and captured the man. The stolen items were recovered. u City officers arrested Nayib Seluja, 27, and Javier Quintana, 18, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday on a larceny charge after they were seen on Target video surveillance cutting open PlayStation 3 game cases, stealing the discs and tossing the cases. Officers found the two in a vehicle near Cerrillos Road and Camino Consuelo. u A flat-screen TV was stolen from a home in the 2000 block of Pacheco Street between 5 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Monday. u A black handgun was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 3400 block of Cerrillos Road between 3 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 a.m. Monday.

u A woman in the 1200 block of Senda del Valle reported that someone stole her green Jeep Liberty at 7:30 a.m. Monday after she left the vehicle running while she ran inside her home to grab an item she forgot. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following reports: u County deputies arrested Lionel Garcia, 42, of Santa Fe sometime Sunday on a charge of negligent use of a weapon after he got into a verbal argument with a household member, left the residence on Gun Barrel Road and discharged a .45-caliber handgun. The 42-year-old admitted to drinking and to firing a gun. u Someone damaged a slot machine at the Cities of Gold Casino, 10-B Cities of Gold Road. It’s unclear when the damage occurred. u Jose Garcia, 33, of Moriarty, and Matthew Lucero were charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia while incarcerated at the Santa Fe County jail early Monday morning.

DWI arrests u City officers arrested Jonathan Rodriguez, 29, of Ilfeld at 12:17 a.m. Sunday on charges of drunken driving, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, leaving the scene of an accident and lack of insurance in the 300 block of South Guadalupe Street. u County deputies arrested Mario Menjivar, 23, of Santa Fe at 11:03 p.m. Sunday on a charge of drunken driving after they saw him spinning his vehicle’s back tires on Morning Drive. Deputies later found that Menjivar didn’t have a license.

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

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 THE NEW MEXICAN

Funeral services and memorials MARILYN J. YOUNG Marilyn J. Young, giving nurse, mother, art collector, gourmand, and charmer, passed quietly in her sleep in the early hours of the morning of February 5th in the great Southwest that she loved. She was seventy-nine years old. Lyn was a graduate of St. Joseph’s School of Nursing and became a registered nurse in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, where she met her husband of thirty-eight years, Ted Young. They moved to Grand Haven, Michigan where she started her career, she began her career at North Ottawa Community Hospital in the ICCU from the unit’s inception in the mid-sixties. Working nights, a time when patients are most alone and vulnerable, Lyn found her vocation tending to their emotional as well as physical needs with her nursing family at NOCH. She was also involved in labor relations and starting the hospital workers’ union there. During this time she also received a Master’s Degree from Western Michigan University. In the mid-seventies she discovered a true love for Native American Art and the culture of the Pueblo Indians in the American Southwest, a passion she fostered for the rest of her life. She attended the Santa Fe Indian Market annually, and her yearly trips to the surrounding area prompted her to retire there in 1994. She remained active volunteering at the Wheelwright Museum of The American Indian and continuing her nursing work with substance abuse patients. Active in the West Michigan community, she was a Vice President of Child and Family Services for Allegan and Ottawa Counties from 1982-90, Chairperson and Member of the Substance Abuse Advisory Council for Allegan, Ottawa, and Muskegon Counties from 1977-84, and on the Tri-Cities United Way Board. During her life she maintained a spirituality that spoke through her actions, and it was one of the reasons she chose nursing as a profession. Those who knew her as a coworker, friend, acquaintance, or in passing remember a hug, a laugh, a story, a kind word, her unique empathy and sense of humor that created an enduring bond. She will be greatly missed by all. Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore A. Young, and is survived by her sister, Sandra Travis, of Webster, Texas; her daughter, Rebecca Wardell and husband Chris Tillman of Winnipeg, Canada; son, Richard Young and wife Mary Payne; and granddaughter, Olive Young, of Los Angeles, California. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 15th, in Santa Fe. Please send an email request for information to Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505, (505) 984-8600, Please sign our guestbook for the family at: DOLORES ORTIZ Dolores Ortiz, age 74, has passed away reuniting with her with her husband of 54 years on February 5th, 2014. Born to Jose Cruz and Rebecca Castellano in Santa Fe on April 6th, 1939, she was preceded in death by her father and brother Jerry Castellano. Dolores is survived by her mother, her only child Carl; granddaughters Mariah and Tiffany; her brothers: Joe, Richard, Jake and Bruno. Ms. Ortiz retired from the Human Rights Division. Dolores loved playing bingo with friends at the Senior Centers. A visitation will be held at Berardinelli Family Funeral Service on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 5 to 7 pm. A Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 9 to 10 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Santa Fe where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am. The burial will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505, (505) 9848600, Please sign our guestbook for the family at:

ROYBAL, RAMON OSWALDO (WALDO) Waldo, a life-long resident of Santa Fe, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, February 3, 2014. He was born on December 30, 1948, to Desiderio and Isabel Roybal, both deceased. He is survived by sisters Dolores Bello and Carmella Roybal, brother-in-law George Bello, nephews Stephen Bello (Kim) and Jayden Trujillo, nieces Hope and Destiny Trujillo, great nephews Caleb and Ian Bello, and great niece Nia Bello. He is also survived by aunt Amada Lujan, uncles Augustine and Eloy Lujan and several cousins and many, many friends. Services will begin Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 with a Rosary at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Catholic funeral mass at St. Anne’s Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow immediately at Rosario Cemetery. Cremation has taken place. There will be no reception following the services.

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Age 70, died Friday afternoon following a tragic car accident. Larry is survived by his wife Linde, son John, daughter Hattie, her husband Shane Kuper and their beloved granddaughters, Devin, Danielle, and Diedre. He is also survived by brother Ron Chambles, and sister Margaret Reese. Larry married Linde, his high school sweetheart on November 23, 1966. As an Orthodontist Larry served Santa Fe and surrounding areas for close to 40 years. He loved golfing and flying with family and friends. He served in the Public Health Service helping people in Alaska and New Mexico. He participated in the Villa Therese Orthodontic Program from its inception in the late 1970’s. The Chambles Family greatly appreciates all the Doctors, St. Vincent Hospital, and First Responders. A memorial service will he held on Wednesday February 12th at Santa Maria de la Paz Chruch at 12pm with a lunch reception to follow. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Larry’s name To Villa Therese Catholic Clinic or Mail your donation to: VTCCSF 219 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

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NOVEMBER 2, 1962 ~ FEBRUARY 9, 2014

MANUELITA "MACIE" DOMINGUEZ ROGERS Manuelita "Macie" Dominguez Rogers, age 65 a resident of Las Vegas, NM went home with our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 in the loving arms of her family at Alta Vista Regional Hospital in Las Vegas, NM. Macie was born April 30, 1948 to the late Eddie Dominguez & Julia Baros Dominguez. She was the eldest of 7 siblings. She grew up in the shadows of the family business of El Alto Super Club, the famous steak house up on the hill that was in operation from 1940 to 2002. Here is where she learned the values of giving in which she practiced all the days of her life. She was known for having her famous birthday parties with 500+ children in attendance. The gifts from the parties were always saved later for Christmas in which her Father Eddie would dress as Santa Clause and distribute to all the needy children in the area. After her father passed away in 1966, Macie became her mothers right hand in operating the business and raising

her 6 siblings. She graduated from Robertson High School in 1966. She later went to attend New Mexico Highlands University. During this time she was a secretary at Rogers Mortuary. In 1980 she began her journey with the Kmart Corporation as a personnel manager and stayed with them up until the doors closed in 1994. Here she gave many young people a chance at starting there professional careers as they attended the local University. In 1994 she started with the San Miguel County. While she worked for the county, she also took a side job as a treatment guardian for the mentally ill for the State of New Mexico. Here she had one of the largest patient loads and would make the time and effort to visit each and every one of her clients and there families to determine the best outcome for the patient. In 1996, she started her journey with the 4th Judicial District Courts in which she later on became the Court Administrator. She was forced into retirement in 2005 after suffering many healthy issues. Macie, had two children in which she carried a special relationship with both. Her son Bobby, was the heart and strength of her as her daughter Amanda was the knowledge and spirit. She was a beautiful lady with impeccable tastes and style. She enjoyed a variety of activities such as reading,fishing, boating, painting, biking, yard selling with the grandchildren, traveling, music and spending time with her family. She was also known for being a big Star Trek fan . She was always helping others in need even when she was most ill she was always thinking about others. She often assisted many of the older people in the community with buying there groceries and taking it to them. She would never turn a soul down that needed help. After her long term fight with Cancer, she came to have many friends that she encountered at the Santa Fe Oncology unit. Here she would have the whole treatment room filled with a loud roar of laughter after she arrived. She had one of the most contagious laughs that would ring throughout the area. Through her pain and misery she always found something to smile in. She was a very charming, witty, compassionate, loyal, and charismatic individual that poured her whole life into serving and uplifting others. She was a great pillar of strength for many. She was preceded in death by her parents Adolfo "Eddie" Dominguez & Julia Baros Dominguez; brother: Adolfo Dominguez; sister: Pearl Page; nieces: Juliette and Amor Dominguez; brother-in-law: Persali Safi. She is survived by her son: Bob J. Rogers and wife Michele; daughter: Amanda Vigil all of Las Vegas, NM; grandchildren: Amber Martinez, Tamara Rogers, Devon Rogers, Bobbi Rogers, Zachary Archuleta, Josiah Archuleta and Mateja Vigil; sisters: Charlene Martinez and husband George of Las Vegas, NM; Amor Safi of Fairfax Station, VA; Estrellita Dominguez and Tana Dominguez all of Rio Rancho, NM;Special long term friends include Loretta Lopez, Austin Almanzar, Mike & Joann Almanzar, Yolanda Yeaman, and Florence Smith; numerous: nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Rosary services will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 9:00 am at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Las Vegas, NM, with Funeral services to follow the Rosary with Father Douglas Mitchell as Celebrant. Mike and Joann Almanzar to deliver the Eulogy. Interment will follow at the family plot in the San Jose Cemetery in Las Vegas, NM. Please visit our website: to sign the online register book. Arrangements under the direction of Rogers Mortuary, 600 Reynolds Ave. Las Vegas, NM. 1-800479-3511 or 505-425-3511.

Ray passed away after a lengthy illness on February 9, 2014. Ray was born in Espanola, NM to Bob and JoAnn Carter. He was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne Carter, and dad, Bob Carter Ray enjoyed time with his family and friends. He loved to fish, and watch drag racing. He is survived by his mom, JoAnn Carter, sister, Barbara Vigil (Anthony), brothers: Robert Carter, Rick Carter (Teri), Andy Carter (Laurene), uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Ray will be missed greatly by all those who knew and loved him. A Memorial service will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Rivera Family Funeral Home Chapel.

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e-Voices Our Web readers speak out: Santo Domingo teen appears in debatestirring Super Bowl ad, Feb. 3 I didn’t particularly care for the ad. Not because “ it was sung in several languages, but because it so blatantly reeked of political correctness.” A.L.

I thought the commercial was beautiful. I thought “ the backlash was ugly.” W.A.R. Many people in America forget that as a country, “ we have no official language. Ms. [Christy] Bird should be very proud of her accomplishment. I’m so glad The New Mexican highlighted her contribution to that Super Bowl commercial. I hope she tunes out the bigoted nonsense some of our fellow countrymen spout and keeps her great attitude. People should be glad that ‘America’ is being sung in any language.” T.H.

Education funding fight stalls House budget bill, Feb. 7 And here all the while I thought women were go“ ing to save the world. Not in New Mexico!” G.A. First, these reforms are not working in D.C., Ten“ nessee and Florida. Second, the governor is calling parents special interest groups now? That is who has been contacting her. Parents who are seeing the destruction of these policies. She needs to quit her worn-out talking points.” C.S.

Not sure whether we should keep pumping more money into education. I heard that 3 out of 5 dollars already go into [education programs] with dismal results. There are so many other programs that could sure use the money like alcohol/drug addiction, mental health, senior citizens, etc. Unless you get control of these areas, a lot of children will never do well. Really hard to study when you have no parental help, constant brawling in the home and hungry kids.” P.W.

Not really a supporter of Ms. [Hanna] Skandera’s education programs, but I find the choice of photo here reflects poorly on The New Mexican. It’s easy to get an unflattering photo of anyone if you stalk them for even a little while. Would have been better to post no photo at all.” P.S.

Our View: Dump the guns? A Capitol idea I don’t necessarily believe that firearms should accompany government proceedings, but it is highly irritating when a large media source, such as a newspaper, chooses to tell the rest of the public what’s what. Instead of trying to limit safe, productive citizens from obtaining and using firearms that they desire, let’s work more on making those who would misuse a firearm into safe and productive citizens.” J.W.

Open or concealed carry — guns have no place in “ the Capitol any more than they belong in a court-

room. If you’re in a political debate with someone carrying a gun, it doesn’t matter if they are ‘brandishing’ or not — it’s intimidating. If you want to carry your gun, concealed or not — fine. I have no problem with that. They just don’t belong in the Capitol.” P.T.

DWI bill suffers blow in House committee, Feb. 6 So let’s see, we will put it off for another year, and how many more folks will die? What is the matter with these people? They have a moral duty to pass good laws to protect the public. There are always lame excuses for what they do. There is no valid reason why this law cannot be brought back up and passed now. Just more politicians. I have reached the point of having no use or respect for any of them.” J.F.


Governor’s record ‘unexceptional’ D uring Gov. Susana Martinez’s first legislative session, I visited with longtime friend and former Gov. Dave Cargo in his home. I asked what he thought about Martinez cutting education to the lowest level in recorded history (43 percent). Our late Republican governor, who was never at a loss for words and often boasted about his 55 percent education budget, could only smile and shake his head. As our governor begins her last year, I can only shake my head also. Let me count the whys. Martinez’s policies continue to increase the gap between the haves and have nots. Under her regime, we have increasing poverty, hunger, low wages, a derailed education direction. She is surrounded with people who don’t seem to have a clue about those at the bottom of the social and economic ladder. Her agenda this year promises more of the same: u Martinez’s education reform is not happening. Her education chief, Hanna Skandera, has never produced an inclusive, comprehensive plan. Experts say that three years ago, her cuts underfunded education to $500 million a year. Then each following year — including this year — Martinez has asked lawmakers for more and more of that money back again. And, it’s unconscionable that Skandera continues failing to implement mandates of the Hispanic Education Act that impact 190,000 students. Lawmak-


was stunned and disappointed to see The Santa Fe New Mexican’s publication of Milan Simonich’s blog criticizing Attorney General Gary King for his tireless work to keep the vile, polluting and potentially dangerous horse slaughter industry from ruining our state and harming our horses. King has appropriately responded to the vast majority (70 percent, according to a recent scientific poll) of New Mexicans who oppose horse slaughter and who don’t want a horse slaughter facility in their community. King has been doing all he can to stop horse slaughter in its tracks, and is in fact quite effectively representing the will of our state’s citizens. Why would the fact that he’s running for governor mean that he shouldn’t use his considerable authority as attorney general to stand up for our state? Fact is, he’s doing his job, and I know most people are very glad that he is. Elisabeth Jennings

executive director, Animal Protection Voters Albuquerque

Courtesy phone I was shopping in Santa Fe and my cellphone slipped out of its holster. I didn’t notice it missing until sometime later. I took a chance and called it, and it was answered by a local gentlemen who saw it fall but couldn’t catch up with me. He volunteered to meet me and return it. You have some pretty wonderful folks living in Santa Fe. My sincere thanks.

Park Owens

Rapid City, S.D.

Unfortunately, the only way this issue will ‘touch “ their hearts’ is if something bad would happen to one

Welcome to the land without law, where National Security Agency government employees violate the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution without penalty. On the other hand, if you fail to use your turn signal, you will be pulled over by a police officer.

Our View: County should raise wages, Feb. 8 The entire state should have workers receive the ‘living wage.’ With a ‘living wage’ there would be no need for Section 8 housing, food stamps, subsidized day care and a lot more social programs.” S.S.

It’s fun to play Robin Hood with other people’s “ money. It’s almost as much fun a stealing from the

children of the future to please the teachers’ unions of today.” P.K.

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of the legislator’s family members. Then and only then will it impact. How sad!” M.M.

u Regarding the working poor vs. rich corporations that continue reaping record profits, Martinez has turned away from working folks. She persists in providing more corporate welfare in the form of tax breaks and incentives to businesses who are not creating more jobs. Martinez opposes increasing the minimum wage, thereby dismissing workers — the real job creators. Heck, even the infamous Republican millionaire Ron Unz supports raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Instead of addressing our economic inequalities, our governor prefers to champion rich corporations who need help the least. u Believe it or not, a Martinez priority is trying, for the fifth time, to make our roads more dangerous by denying undocumented immigrants driver’s licenses. Five times … The report card for Gov. Martinez’s entire term is, in a word, “unexceptionable” — to use one of her favorite words. Every day New Mexicans get platitudes but little relief. Martinez will be remembered as one of our worst governors for increasing disparities between the rich and working people. But, given the huge re-election war chest she has amassed, it will be difficult (though not impossible) to beat her. Where is Lonesome Dave when you need him?


Absolutely disgraceful. Our legislators get more “ and more pathetic with each session. I keep praying

for a miracle that one day the people of New Mexico finally wake up and vote each and every one of these bums out of office. Both domestically and nationally.” A.L.

ers have good reason not confirming her nomination as education secretary. u Yolanda Deines, secretary of Children Youth and Families Department, returned $6 million back to the state. Martinez and Deines seem impervious to the fact that New Mexico is perpetually among the worst places to raise a child. At best, it’s nonfeasance if they can’t use $6 million to help families in one of the country’s poor states. u Sidonie Squier, Human Services secretary, pooh-poohed our poverty numbers. When her comments sparked a public outrage, Squier reluctantly apologized. But Martinez defended her, saying she didn’t believe Squier meant what she said. u Martinez doesn’t support the Affordable Care Act and it shows. Although more than 200,00 New Mexicans qualify for direly needed health insurance, Retta Ward, her health secretary, barely managed to enroll 7,688 as of Dec. 28, according to a department spokeswoman. It’s not surprising that the states with Republican governors are plagued with the most problems enrolling people. And, of the $7 million the feds gave Martinez to recruit enrollees, only $2.3 million was spent as of Dec. 16. The spokeswoman assured me that a very aggressive advertising campaign is now in the works. Am I a cynic to believe the money was saved to be spent this year, during Martinez’s re-election run?

There’s another aspect to the question of monitoring and that is, who is to be monitored? Since the problems we face today are all caused by government, it only makes sense for us to be monitoring them. Send out the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of the NSA “workers,” plus the alphabet soup of other agencies, right down to the local police, firemen and teachers. We want to put cameras and microphones in their houses just to see what they are doing. All of this is ridiculous, and most ridiculous of all is that they are getting paid. Carl R. Goodwin II

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Riding the rails I was born in Santa Fe in 1941. My family moved away in late 1944 to Kansas. Since that time, members have visited the state every year. I attended New Mexico Military Institute in the late 1950s and have so

many attachments to the state, it’s hard to explain in a few words. My spouse and I come down at least four times a year for five days to a week to visit. We stay at La Fonda, and it’s like our second home. Many times we have used the services of Amtrak. Especially during the winter months, we use this mode of transportation because of bad weather. I’m amazed at the attitude of the governor against providing money to help the rail line to continue. Of course, I blame Warren Buffett for the problem. After he bought the BNSF railroad, he didn’t want to support rail travel. The railroads have never wanted passengers for 70-plus years. They make their money on freight. The public is a pain in the (you know what) and there’s little profit catering to this part of rail services. I do want Amtrak to continue. It’s a “give me,” but what a great option to have for travel.

Carl D. Sanders

Russell, Kan.


Act locally to improve odds for planet


ecently we learned that, “For the first time in 3 million years, the average daily concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, as recorded at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, has exceeded 400 ppm.” If getting your head around the idea feels uncomfortable, imagine what it feels like for a child. They look outside and see our beautiful sky and enchanted sunsets, yet their future is threatened. While carbon dioxide is invisible and we older generations have been able to ignore and evade our responsibility for causing this elephant in the room — catastrophic climate change — the impacts are very real indeed and are starting to be felt all over the world. Scientists agree that we must transition from reliance on fossil fuels to renewables as quickly as possible if we have a chance at avoiding runaway climate change. We are currently spewing emissions at a dangerous rate. We must change course now. We are nearing the tipping point. We can see the local impacts of climate change at home: drought, insufficient snow pack that means less water in our watershed and record-breaking wildfires. Furthermore, coal impacts our air quality. One-quarter of New Mexico children suffer from respiratory problems as a result

of the emissions from our coal-fired power plants. This fact was corroborated when I visited a fifth-grade class. The students just seemed to take the condition for granted. What a huge contrast to the one boy with asthma in my entire elementary school! Public Service Company of New Mexico has only 1 percent solar in its portfolio and will get to 3 percent by 2015, but that is too little, and not nearly commensurate with the science — especially considering that we have the second-greatest potential for solar generation in the country. We’re behind and need to do far more in order to effectively mitigate the effects of climate change. Inaction is no longer an option. The good news is that there is a oncein-a-lifetime opportunity in New Mexico to dramatically shift our energy investments away from fossil fuels to clean renewable sources this year. PNM recently announced the closing of half the San Juan coal plant due to a Clean Air Act settlement with the EPA. Instead of taking this opportunity to replace coal with renewables, PNM is proposing to replace the energy with coal from one of the remaining units, nuclear from Arizona, gas and only a tiny amount of solar. Their plan has to be approved by

the Public Regulation Commission, and we have the chance to stand up and say, “We can do better.” Solar and wind are currently less expensive than nuclear energy. With your help we can convince the PRC to rule in the public’s economic, health and environmental interests. We can make the argument to counter the coal and nuclear option with a more responsible, sensible and costeffective option of supporting a plan that proposes a mix of natural gas, wind and solar. The renewable option leads to a sustainable future for all. Too few of us act upon our responsibility to participate in our democracy. You can help by writing letters to the PRC in opposition to PNM’s replacement power plan. Also, educate friends and colleagues and share the importance of active involvement with young people at your nearest elementary school. The human spirit is not bound by age, and it’s not too early to introduce participation in local government. Let’s turn our anxiety and concern into positive action and make a difference. Lisa Silva resides in Albuquerque, where she is a bilingual environmental educator and is active creating global warming solutions with Citizens Climate Lobby and in the schools.

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Get ready for bag ban


CYFD: A mission unfulfilled A

9-year-old boy is dead after the Children, Youth and Families Department returned him to his abusive household. I was outraged to read this. Despite the complexities of running an agency like CYFD, I find the statements the department chief made unacceptable: “Things were done the way they needed to be done; we responded appropriately. I can’t guarantee that’s not going to happen again.” Actually, yes you can; and you can make the effort a keystone in your policy. New Mexico is at the very bottom of state statistics for child welfare. Our country is already viewed by the world as a violent place to live. Our children are particularly at risk. The governor and Legislature can do something substantial about this — increasing funds, training from other agencies and support for struggling households are just a few. It’s a massive problem, but the means to solve it are there. The key question is: Will it be done? Your agency is supposed to “protect” children. Do what you’ve been charged to do, what you’re being paid to do. Barbara Gage

Santa Fe

Not a priority As I did last year, I attended Native American Day to hear our governor address New Mexico’s tribes. Just as last year, she “was attending to urgent matters” and was a no-show. Once is understandable. Twice sends a message. Neither Native Americans nor their issues is on her priority list. Les Dye

Santa Fe

Standing a chance Our enormous economic standing in the world is due to the tremendous economic power that our middle class has had. In the past several years, this power has shifted disproportionally in favor of the upper 1 percent. Isn’t it time to reverse those policies that the Republicans have advocated? To continue would be pure madness! If our economic decline continues, it is their

fault. Let’s make sure in the next elections they lose the House and certainly don’t gain the Senate. We can finally give the middle class a chance. Fabio Massimo Macchioni

Santa Fe

A bad ride I applaud Gov. Susana Martinez for being reluctant to use New Mexico taxpayer monies to keep this Amtrak route alive. I am unable to verify the claims of the money this train supposedly brings into New Mexico, but it obviously is not earning enough to maintain itself. It should be allowed to go the way of the stagecoach, since New Mexicans have long since chosen flying as their means of public transportation. Not long ago, The New Mexican rejoiced at a new direct flight from Santa Fe to Dallas. How about a comparison of the passengers flying to Dallas versus train passengers? Of all the needs for our tax monies, preservation of this train route serves a only minuscule fraction of New Mexicans. Jon Hicks

White Rock

Back creativity As we near the city elections in March, I hope the three candidates for mayor will address in specific terms their plans for supporting and advancing the creative community in Santa Fe. The Museum of New Mexico, which our foundation supports through private philanthropy, is one of the cornerstones of Santa Fe’s creative community. Our four museums employ hundreds of city residents, contract for services with hundreds more and draw more than 300,000 visitors each year. We also engage more than 40,000 young people annually in a variety of educational programs. These efforts, amplified by the full range of creative activities here, contribute to Santa Fe’s cultural and economic vitality. They make our city a cultural destination for visitors throughout the nation and the world. And they help define the very unique character of

our town, aptly named the City Different, with its distinctive history and traditions that have been shaped largely by the arts. Jamie Clements

president/CEO Museum of New Mexico Foundation

Single source Why, in the front-page profile of mayoral candidate Patti Bushee (“Bushee says she’d bring experience to mayor’s seat,” Feb. 4), was Matthew Ortiz used as the only source of criticism of her performance as a member of the City Council given his distinguished past record of public service? James W. Hamilton, M.D.

Santa Fe

A poor partnership I was encouraged recently that the president didn’t overtly press his support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership nonsense that he has been pushing. (I am totally perplexed at his support.) I am hopeful he was actually paying attention to those of us who have been urging our representatives to defeat it. The bill would mean even more offshoring of jobs, imports of unsafe food and products, and expanded power for already bloated corporations. As written, I believe the bill is unwieldy as well as unavailable currently and therefore unlikely to be adequately studied by Congress before being pushed to vote on it. Mary Thomas

Santa Fe

A wake-up call With increasing space being given by local media to the issues and local impacts of climate change, I am encouraged. We may be a little closer to grasping the enormity of what lies ahead. Yet, as with the president’s State of the Union message, it is clear we are not “there.” Naomi Klein, author of Shock Doctrine, posits that climate change is a tool that can be used “to spur political and eco-


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nomic transformation” as we become more aware of extent of the need for societal change. All that we have learned in our struggles for human rights, economic justice, universal education, moral leadership and strengthening the social fabric — all of this must be used to respond to the wake-up call bought to us by droughts, fires, storms. To survive, we will need to address all of these and to broaden our vision and actions to encompass extensive transformation. Barbara Conroy

Santa Fe

The right call After the Sierra Club endorsed Javier Gonzales for mayor, Patti Bushee issued a paper insisting she had a better environmental record. Bushee claimed credit for the Buckman Direct Diversion project and “reduced dependence on aquifer” that Buckman allowed. She claimed credit for “funding … for watershed health,” “awardwinning network of urban trails” and “solar … electricity consumed in municipal buildings.” In the campaign, she says Santa Fe’s south side needs more resources. What’s wrong with this? Bushee voted against all of it. On Jan. 28, 2009, she voted against funding for the Buckman project. On Nov. 30, 2011 she voted against a $14 million bond for parks and trails, including the Southside regional park, and against a $3.8 million bond for watershed improvement and installation of solar panels at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center. Both bonds passed. This is why the Sierra Club made the right endorsement. Jeff Haas

Santa Fe

he plastic bag ban is nearly upon Santa Fe. Come the end of the month, barring any lastminute delays from the Santa Fe City Council, shoppers will leave behind single-use, flimsy plastic bags and begin carrying reusable cloth bags. Or, they can choose paper sacks (a required 10-cent charge for each bag is likely to be rescinded by the council, although stores can add a surcharge if they choose.) To get people ready for the switch, the city has its Bag to Differ campaign, and retailers are encouraged to educate shoppers. It’s time to pick up the campaign to educate shoppers. With just more than two weeks away, we see little evidence that shoppers understand the bag ban is upon them. Under the ordinance, bags made of plastic less than 2.25 mils thick no longer will be allowed. As we’ve said before, banning plastic bags is just common sense. It will reduce trash both around town and in our landfill. More importantly, for the planet, plastic bags waste non-renewable resources. Difficult to recycle, they can jam and damage recycling sorting machines. The Clean Air Council estimates that fewer than 1 percent of the bags ever are recycled. Of course, more recycling of plastic bags would be a good thing — whether by people returning their bags to recycling bins or finding ways to turn the bags into new products. A city bag ban doesn’t mean we shouldn’t recycle whatever bags remain — whether we pick them up shopping in the county or Albuquerque. Despite worries, we believe that, just like in many towns and cities in California and across Hawaii, our shoppers will adjust and bring their own bags. (For people worried about picking up dog poop, be of good cheer. The city distributes poop bags at nearly every park and along walking trails. And they are free.) Wash the reusable bags, too, to eliminate germs. The city’s outreach campaign has been taking place at different locations around town — city workers are handing out reusable cloth bags and information about the ban. On Feb. 15, workers will be at Wal-Mart at Cerrillos Road and Richards Avenue, and again, on Feb. 22, this time at La Montanita Co-op. Both dates are 10 a.m.-noon. Pick up your bags and say goodbye to plastic.

Keep that tape rolling


ep. Mimi Stewart, D-Albuquerque, is incensed that Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has been taping hearings of the House Education Committee. Stewart, as chairwoman of that committee, has asked the governor’s representatives to stop recording hearings. As chairwoman, it’s her prerogative under House rules to allow (or not) recording, videotaping or photography (news media and the Legislature’s webcasting operation are exempt). Stewart is concerned there are political motivations at work, with some witnesses who oppose the governor’s reform agenda concerned about retribution. Not so, say the governor’s staff. Martinez just wants the public business to be public and available for all to see. We would speculate — given that the debate over education reform is hot and heavy — that Stewart is correct, and the video could be channeled to political purpose. To that, we say, so what? The Legislature is a public body. Its business should be public. And rather than complain about the governor making recordings, legislators need to approve their own archiving of hearings. That way, people all over the state can see what is happening in Santa Fe. Stewart says the solution “is for the governor to follow the same rules that all of us have to follow.” No, the solution is to change the rules so that hearings are routinely videotaped, webcast and archived.

The past 100 years From The Santa Fe New Mexican: Feb. 11, 1964: Thanks to Florentino (Tony) Garcia, the skinniest postal employee who could be found in Santa Fe, the new Post Office’s stuck vault was opened Monday — four days after its combination lock failed to work. Opening of the vault, one of two in the new quarters, freed thousands of dollars of stamps and sent a quantity of registered mail, including a payroll, on its way.




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Measuring benefits of MainStreet program


From left, Tractor Supply Co. employee Vincent Kavanaugh helps manager Jim Isom price items Saturday at the grand opening of the store, located off Airport Road near N.M. 599. PHOTOS BY JANE PHILLIPS/THE NEW MEXICAN

Farmers’ paradise Ranch supply chain’s new store offers everything from tractor parts to pet supplies trActor supply co.

By Bruce Krasnow The New Mexican


hey don’t actually sell tractors at Tractor Supply Co., the just-opened farm and tack store on Airport Road. But anything and everything to attach to a tractor or that is needed to run a tractor and other ranch equipment is probably available at Tractor Supply, located off Airport Road near N.M. 599. There are tractor shovels as well as box plows, mowers and cultivators. While you might see barbecues out front of Lowe’s and Home Depot, Tractor Supply showcases its shiny red log splitters — three different sizes. Also near the main entrance is a Massimo ATV that retails for $7,999. There is a whole aisle of chain saws — half the space just for belts and replacement parts. “Santa Fe is a great location for Tractor Supply Company because there are a lot of small ranches and hobby farms in the area,” said manager Jim Isom. “They might have three, four, five acres, and they will need supplies.” Isom joined Tractor Supply in July 2013 as a manager in training at the Las Vegas, N.M., location. Prior to that, he worked as a district manager for Wal-Mart. It was clear walking around the new store Friday that he had found his niche. The morning before the store’s grand opening, Isom was helping load a large, insulated igloo doghouse into the bed of a pickup.

Where: 3901 Oliver Road, Santa Fe, off Airport Road near N.M. 599 Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays Call: 471-9160 Monica Estrada looks at boots with Edward Gonzales during the grand opening of Tractor Supply Co. The store has a wide variety of supplies, from clothes to tractor parts and animal food.

With a little straw, the hardy outdoor shelter can keep a dog warm even during the winter, Isom said. He helped another customer with a question about a chain saw and another who was wondering about truck storage. “It’s amazing how many different items we sell,” Isom said, pointing to row upon row of replacement ATV and wheelbarrow tires. He’s told the store sells 12,000 different items. Heavy-duty hardware — nuts, bolts, nails, fasteners — are sold by the pound. There are chains and ropes, tow hitches, tie downs and any kind of add-on for any kind of pickup, including bed boxes, cages, storage units and fenders.

“If you want plastic sheeting, I have plastic sheeting,” he said passing shelves of the stuff. About one-third of the store is feed and livestock supplies, including specialty feed for dogs as well as stock for poultry, horses, pigs, birds, cattle and cats. There are crates, cages and corrals, and Isom said they will be expanding the inventory of hummingbird food and feeders after learning that was a popular hobby in Santa Fe. The store also stocks belts, pulleys, motors, sump pumps, valves, sensors and every imaginable part to keep wells working and for blasting. If you need to prepare for a power outage or natural disaster, there are generators.

In brief

12-month period ending December 2013. New Mexico was ahead of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, the District of Columbia and Alaska.

Santa Fe area gained 200 jobs in 2013

Average price of gas in N.M. holds steady

According to the state Department of Workforce Solutions, the Santa Fe metro area gained 200 jobs over the 12 months from December 2012 to December 2013, and the number of nonfarm jobs now stands at 61,100. Payrolls peaked in Santa Fe County at 66,400 in July of 2008. The breakdown from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the retail sector added 300 jobs; educational and health services added 400 positions; while employment in the leisure and hospitality industry now stands at 9,400, an increase of 100 from a year ago. Still, the gains were offset by the loss of government jobs (minus 100) and a category called business and professional services (minus 200), which includes Los Alamos National Laboratory. Statewide, job growth came in at 0.4 percent in New Mexico, which added 3,000 jobs over the year. That put New Mexico tied at 46th nationwide (with Kentucky) for job growth in the

Filling up at the pump in the Land of Enchantment will cost drivers an average of $3.12 a gallon, according to the AAA New Mexico Weekend Gas Watch. That price is the same as last week and 9 cents less than one year ago. The statewide average is 15 cents less than the national average of $3.27 a gallon. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in New Mexico, drivers in the Santa Fe area are paying the most at $3.12 and drivers in Albuquerque are paying the least at $3.02. Recent history has seen pump prices charge higher to start the year, however cold temperatures across much of the country have led to weak demand and kept prices flat to begin 2014. Despite the quiet start to the year, AAA analysts expect the national average to move higher in the coming weeks and months due to the same seasonal factors that have historically led to rising prices during the first quarter of the year.

There is a display of pocket knives at the checkout counter. The clothing section has boots for working in the mud, the sand and the water as well as bib overalls, jeans and cowboy boots for children, hats for adults and racks of work gloves. The Santa Fe location is Tractor Supply’s 15th store in New Mexico. The store is 19,097 square feet, including sales floor and support service space, with 12 employees. The chain is the largest retail farm and ranch supply store chain in the United States and has been operating in New Mexico since 2007. Contact Bruce Krasnow at

he tangible results of New Mexico’s MainStreet program are evident all over the state. Some of the projects that have benefited from the historic preservation initiatives of New Mexico MainStreet include the Hotel Clovis, the Luna Theater in Clayton, the Silco Theater in Silver City, the Trail Boss monument in Artesia, the Farmers Market in Carlsbad and Tucumcari’s railroad depot. A subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, New Mexico MainStreet was created in 1984 by the Legislature to assist — with expertise and grant money — with the revitalization of traditional commercial districts. The task has been especially daunting as the three interstate highways that cross New Mexico have moved development and sprawl to the fringes of many towns. There are 27 MainStreet programs throughout New Mexico Bruce and since its inception, $1 billion Krasnow has been invested in the commerBusiness Matters cial districts for restoration and development. But often missed from the effort is the economic activity that happens after the construction is completed. The increased foot traffic, the new businesses and entrepreneurial energy that flows from the renovations. Now the program has tried to document that with an economic-impact report released last week by Donovan D. Rypkema, principal of PlaceEconomics, a Washington, D.C.-based real estate and economic development firm. By surveying all the projects and tracking construction and spending data, Rypkema was able to conclude that the program is partly responsible for expanding the jobs base in many of the small communities. “There’s significantly greater job creation in restoration than new construction,” he said during presentation to MainStreet program managers from around the state Feb. 5. “And these are not jobs that can be shipped to Indonesia next month, they have to stay in New Mexico.” Highlights of the findings include: u Since the beginning of the program in 1986, for every $1 the state of New Mexico invested in the MainStreet program, MainStreet districts saw private sector investment of $21.89 in building rehabilitation and $22.55 in new construction. u Since 1986 through July of 2013, New Mexico MainStreet communities saw a gain of 3,200 new businesses and nearly 11,300 new jobs. u The projects annually have generated an average of 430 jobs and $11 million in payroll since the program began. u The private sector investment in the renovation districts bring in an additional $5.1 million in tax revenue each year. One key to the success of the program is that other business owners feel more confident and secure opening in areas where there is investment and renovation — and this has a multiplying effect. “There is an extraordinary difference in businesses having confidence [compared with the national average] to open on your MainStreet” Rypkema told program managers last week. In a statement released about the study, Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela said, “We have always known the New Mexico MainStreet is a firstclass program that has paid tremendous dividends to New Mexico’s economy and now we have the hard data that presents the case. The report shows that New Mexico taxpayers are seeing a return on their investments and business and local governments benefit greatly from that investment.” Still, Rypkema said there is more that can be done to leverage the expertise and investment from the program. He said there can be a greater emphasis on downtown housing — especially rental units for those who value downtown amenities and arts and culture. He also said there can be closer ties to the Department of Tourism, which can more effectively market the values and cultures of the smaller New Mexico communities to those who value historic preservation. Contact Bruce Krasnow at

As temperatures warm up, people travel more and the demand for fuel increases. Also, scheduled refinery maintenance, which often begins in February, as well as the mandated switchover to summer-blend gasoline before May, can result in sharp temporary price increases for areas supplied by affected facilities.

Health exchange simplifies small business program The New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange (NMHIX) has announced that the enrollment period for employees whose employers sign up for the Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP, has now been condensed to a 33-day cycle. Employee open-enrollment dates will end on the third day of the month prior to the month coverage is scheduled to begin. Employer invoices will be generated on the fifth day of each month, with payment due by the 15th of that month. “We have taken into account feedback that the process for enrollment from employers finalizing their application to first billing was too long. We continue to work to streamline SHOP so that is easy to use, and by standardizing the dates have

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maximized the open enrollment period to the full extent possible,” said Mike Nuñez, interim CEO for the health exchange. While employees are required to choose a plan that is in the level selected by the employer (bronze, silver, gold or platinum), they can often choose from a number of insurance carriers and plans within that level from Blue Cross Blue Shield, New Mexico Health Connections and Presbyterian. Another important change in SHOP is that the minimum participation rate, or MPR, is 50 percent of eligible employees in a business. If the employer does not meet the minimum MPR by the open-enrollment deadline, its coverage will not be processed. The employer might have to set up its plan again and restart the employee enrollment in the future. “NMHIX is also working closely with the broker community so they are better able to assist small employers in learning more about their choices, how to enroll and how to have an anonymous shopping experience that allows them to compare plans and benefits before they have to complete their applications,” Nuñez said. For more information, go to through The New Mexican



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Hoefl-Riesch wins 2nd gold in super-combined The German finished less than a second ahead of both silver medalist Nicole Hosp of Austria and Julia ManSOCHI, Russia — Different Americuso of the United States, who won can, same result for Maria Hoefl-Riesch the bronze. Mancuso won silver in the — another Olympic gold in the superevent in Vancouver. combined. Lindsey Vonn had the fastest downJust as she did four years ago at the hill time in Vancouver, but when Vonn Vancouver Games, Hoefl-Riesch found skied out on the slalom, Hoefl-Riesch herself trailing an American after the roared back to claim gold. This time, downhill leg before using her slalom Vonn is out with an injury, and Mancuso replaced her at the top the standskills to vault into first place and successfully defend her Olympic title in the ings after the downhill. dual-run event. Also on Day 4 of the Sochi Olympics, By David Pace

Women’s supercombined gold medal winner Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany and bronze medal winner Julia Mancuso of the United States celebrate after a flower ceremony at the Sochi Olympics on Monday in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

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With a new commissioner, NBA enters its Silver age By Brian Mahoney

The Associated Press

NEW YORK — His name is already on the ball. Now Adam Silver can put his stamp on the NBA. On All-Star Saturday in New Orleans, Silver will deliver his first state of the league news conference as commissioner, a chance to tell a worldwide viewing audience how he plans to make the NBA bigger and better than it was under David Stern. Don’t expect any- Adam Silver thing major. After working so closely with Stern during his 22 years at the league, Silver’s fingerprints were already all over the $5.5 billion business long before he became in charge of it 10 days ago. “I’m not coming in with a fivepoint plan,” Silver told The Associated Press during an interview in his office at NBA headquarters. “I’m not an outsider coming into the league. I’ve been part of this league for a long time and if there was something that I thought should’ve been done markedly different than the way it’s done now, I think David and I would have pushed each other to do it. “My priority is the game and that’s what I’ll be telling people next Saturday.” He has been at the NBA since 1992, overseeing the league’s entertainment empire, helping negotiate collective bargaining agreements, and on Feb. 1, he replaced Stern. He is liked by owners and respected by players, all believing Silver is the person to continue the massive growth the league saw under Stern. “He’s someone who has the same kind of feel that we have, in the sense of how can we make this pie bigger? How can we make this game bigger? Miami Heat All-Star Dwyane Wade said. “He’s going to be a good commissioner I believe. Strong in what he believes in. He was in the [CBA] meetings as well, so we know what kind of guy he is and we respect him.” Silver, 51, ended up at taking Stern’s old job after ignoring his advice early in his career. He laughs now when recalling the path that led to him becoming the NBA commissioner. “It never even was a consideration of working at the NBA,” Silver said. “I don’t think I understood what that meant. I truly stumbled into working at the NBA.” Silver began his career in the legal

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Charles Hamelin of Canada raced to the 1,500-meter short track speedskating gold, and Viktor Ahn earned the bronze to give Russia its first-ever short track medal; Michel Mulder of the Netherlands earned the 500-meter speedskating gold; Martin Fourcade won the 12.5-kilometer biathlon pursuit; and Alex Bilodeau won his second consecutive gold medal in men’s moguls. Alpine skiing: Hoefl-Riesch was fifth fastest in the opening downhill

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NFL players shouldn’t judge Michael Sam based on his sexuality, but some “ guys will. MLB players shouldn’t have judged Jackie Robinson based on his skin color, but some did. Whether or not the NFL is ready for it, it needs to happen.” Evan Mathis, Eagles All-Pro guard

ready or not, he’s here

Linebacker Michael Sam, right, is congratulated by teammate Matt Hoch after returning a fumble for a touchdown against Southeastern Louisiana during a September 2012 game in Columbia, Mo. Sam hopes his ability is all that matters, not his sexual orientation. Missouri’s All-American defensive end came out Sunday night, and could become the first openly gay player in America’s most popular sport. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO


It’s time for the NFL to welcome a gay player

defensive end from Missouri, is in the driver’s seat, bravely heading full speed ahead. t’s time. Same-sex marriage laws have been Enough of the slow-moving, passed in many states, with more to inch-by-inch steps toward makcome. Gay rights have been a major ing gay athletes a public part of the issue at the Olympics in Russia, where fabric of professional sports, as they the government last summer passed a should be. No more stone-by-stone law that prohibits the transmission of dismantling of a wall of discrimination “gay propaganda” to children, promptby players who announce they are gay ing many groups and some athletes to only after they have retired from com- speak out. peting in the big leagues. Even Pope Francis has, in his own There is no better moment than way, recently expressed support for now to plow ahead and topple that gays, shocking conservatives when he wall with a bulldozer, and what a relief Please see GaY, Page B-2 that Michael Sam, an all-American By Juliet Macur

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socHi HiGHLiGHts Nyet for Bjoerndalen: Norway’s Ole Einar Bjoerndalen just missed what would have been a record 13th Winter Olympic medal, finishing fourth in the men’s biathlon 12.5-kilometer pursuit. The brothers, not Karamazov: Michel Mulder edged his teammate Jan Smeekens by 12-thousandths of a second in the men’s 500, and Mulder’s twin brother Ronald got the bronze as the Dutch scored another speedskating sweep.

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NFL prospect Sam to face hurdles in locker room, on field was a non-issue during a 12-2 season. Only now, he’ll face opponents and their fans who know he’s gay. ichael Sam will face a He might even face cheap shots daunting set of chaland teammates hesitant to shower lenges that most rookies alongside him or undress in his don’t have to deal with presence. when making the already formidaWhile several teams and coaches ble jump from college to the NFL. said Monday that Sam’s sexual oriThe SEC’s co-defensive player entation wouldn’t affect his draft of the year is about to find out if status, former NFL punter Chris America’s most popular sport, Kluwe, who contends his champirooted in machismo and entrenched oning of gay rights led to his release in locker room hijinks, is ready for from the Minnesota Vikings last its first openly gay player. year, wasn’t so sure. First, he’ll have to find a team “The majority of players will be willing to put up with the media supportive of Michael Sam or just circus that will surround him. Then, won’t care,” Kluwe said. “You’ll have he’ll have to find acceptance like he Please see sam, Page B-2 did at Missouri, where his sexuality

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sHort-track firsts Charles Hamelin, Canada, short-track: Canada got its first gold medal of the games as this veteran speedskater won the 1,500 meters for his third different Olympic title. Viktor Ahn earned the bronze to give Russia its first-ever short-track medal.




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Pct .529 .469 .392 .358 .283 Pct .714 .510 .500 .431 .302 Pct .784 .500 .431 .353 .176

Western Conference

GB — 3 7 9 13 GB — 10 101/2 14 21 GB — 141/2 18 22 31

southwest W l Pct GB San Antonio 37 15 .712 — Houston 35 17 .673 2 Dallas 31 21 .596 6 Memphis 27 23 .540 9 New Orleans 22 29 .431 141/2 Northwest W l Pct GB Oklahoma City 41 12 .774 — Portland 36 15 .706 4 Denver 24 26 .480 151/2 Minnesota 24 28 .462 161/2 Utah 17 33 .340 221/2 Pacific W l Pct GB L.A. Clippers 36 18 .667 — Phoenix 30 20 .600 4 Golden State 31 21 .596 4 L.A. Lakers 18 33 .353 161/2 Sacramento 17 34 .333 171/2 Monday’s Games Indiana 119, Denver 80 Toronto 108, New Orleans 101 Detroit 109, San Antonio 100 Houston 107, Minnesota 89 Boston 102, Milwaukee 86 Golden State 123, Philadelphia 80 tuesday’s Games Sacramento at Cleveland, 5 p.m. Dallas at Charlotte, 5 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago, 6 p.m. Washington at Memphis, 6 p.m. Miami at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Portland, 8 p.m. Utah at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m.

NCaa Men’s aP top 25 Poll

1. Syracuse (65) 2. Arizona 3. Florida 4. Wichita St. 5. San Diego St. 6. Villanova 7. Kansas 8. Duke 9. Michigan St. 10. Cincinnati 11. Iowa St. 12. Saint Louis 13. Louisville 14. Kentucky 15. Michigan 16. Iowa 17. Virginia 18. Creighton 19. Texas 20. Memphis 21. Wisconsin 22. Ohio St. 23. SMU 24. UConn 25. Pittsburgh

Rec 23-0 23-1 21-2 25-0 21-1 21-2 18-5 19-5 20-4 22-3 18-4 22-2 19-4 18-5 17-6 18-6 19-5 19-4 18-5 18-5 19-5 19-5 19-5 18-5 20-4

Pts 1,625 1,525 1,477 1,445 1,373 1,288 1,234 1,130 1,025 970 925 908 866 769 702 686 608 552 417 333 242 214 205 194 175

Men’s top 25

Pvs 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 11 9 7 16 13 14 18 10 17 20 12 15 24 — — — 22 25

Monday’s Results Kansas State 85, No. 7 Kansas 82, OT West Virginia 102, No. 11 Iowa St 77 No. 17 Virginia 61, Maryland 53 sunday’s Results No. 1 Syracuse 57 Clemson 44 No. 2 Arizona 76 Oregon State 54 Wisconsin 60 No. 9 Michigan State 58 No. 22 UConn 75 UCF 55 St. John’s 70 No. 12 Creighton 65 tuesday’s Games No. 3 Florida at Tennessee, 5 p.m. No. 4 Wichita State vs. Southern Illinois, 6 p.m. No. 5 San Diego State at Wyoming, 9:05 p.m. No. 15 Michigan at No. 22 Ohio State, 7 p.m. No. 19 Texas vs. Oklahoma State, 5 p.m.

Monday’s Games east Georgetown 83, Providence 71 Quinnipiac 83, Marist 78 Siena 77, Fairfield 75 West Virginia 102, Iowa St. 77 Virginia 61, Maryland 53 south Kansas State 85, Kansas 82, OT Bethune-Cookman 72, NC A&T 71 Delaware St. 79, Savannah St. 59 Hampton 71, Md.-Eastern Shore 65 James Madison 59, Hofstra 53 Miami 77, Florida St. 73 Morgan St. 82, Coppin St. 77 NC Central 92, Florida A&M 49 Norfolk St. 75, Howard 49 SC-Upstate 75, ETSU 63 UNC Wilmington 66, Towson 53 W. Carolina 83, Furman 75 Wofford 95, Hiwassee 60 southwest Ark.-Pine Bluff 76, Alabama St. 71 Arkansas St. 72, W. Kentucky 58

Women’s aP top 25 Poll

Rec Pts Pv 1. UConn (36) 25-0 900 1 2. Notre Dame 23-0 864 2 3. Duke 22-2 811 5 4. Louisville 23-2 758 4 5. South Carolina 22-2 739 6 6. Stanford 22-2 737 3 7. Baylor 20-3 710 7 8. Tennessee 19-4 659 8 9. Maryland 19-4 604 10 10. NC State 21-3 541 14 11. Penn St. 18-5 525 9 12. Oklahoma St. 19-4 452 12 13. West Virginia 20-3 448 17 14. Texas A&M 18-6 380 19 15. Arizona St. 20-4 359 11 16. Vanderbilt 17-5 355 18 17. North Carolina 17-6 317 13 18. Kentucky 17-6 298 15 19. LSU 18-6 274 16 20. Gonzaga 22-3 235 20 21. Nebraska 17-5 202 22 22. California 16-7 118 23 23. Purdue 17-7 113 25 24. St. John’s 18-5 69 — 25. Michigan St. 16-8 61 24 Others receiving votes: Middle Tennessee 32, Rutgers 31, Wichita St. 29.

Women’s top 25

Monday’s Results No. 17 N.Carolina 89, No. 3 Duke 78 No. 8 Tenn. 81, No. 16 Vanderbilt 53 tuesday’s Games No games scheduled. Wednesday’s Games No. 4 Louisville vs. Temple, 5 p.m. No. 7 Baylor at Texas Tech, 5:30 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS tRaNsaCtIoNs BaseBall National league

WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Agreed to terms with RHP Tyler Clippard on a one-year contract.

BasketBall NBa

DETROIT PISTONS — Promoted assistant coach John Loyer to interim head coach. HOUSTON ROCKETS — Called up F Robert Covington from Rio Grande Valley (NBADL). PHILADELPHIA 76ERS — Named Jake Reynolds vice president of ticket sales and service.

FootBall National Football league

DETROIT LIONS — Named Jim Bob Cooter quarterbacks coach. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Named Robert Saleh linebackers coach, Scottie Hazelton assistant linebackers coach and Scott Trulock trainer. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Named Doug Williams personnel executive.

HoCkey National Hockey league

ANAHEIM DUCKS — Reassigned LW Emerson Etem to Norfolk (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled RW Mikael Samuelsson from Grand Rapids (AHL). Assigned RW Tomas Jurco and C Riley Sheahan to Grand Rapids.

OLYMPICS olyMPICs Medals table

at sochi, Russia Through Monday, Feb. 10 (18 total events) Nation G s Canada 3 3 Netherlands 3 2 Norway 2 1 Russia 1 2 United States 2 0 Austria 1 2 Czech Republic 0 2 Germany 2 0 France 1 0 Sweden 0 2 Italy 0 1 Poland 1 0 Slovakia 1 0 Switzerland 1 0 China 0 1 Finland 0 1 Slovenia 0 1 Britain 0 0 Ukraine 0 0

B 1 2 4 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Monday’s Medalists

tot 7 7 7 6 5 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

alPINe skIING Women super Combined GOLD—Maria Hoefl-Riesch, Germany SILVER—Nicole Hosp, Austria BRONZE—Julia Mancuso, Squaw Valley, Calif. BIatHloN Men 12.5km Pursuit GOLD—Martin Fourcade, France SILVER—Ondrej Moravec, Czech Republic BRONZE—Jean Guillaume Beatrix, France FReestyle skIING Men Moguls GOLD—Alex Bilodeau, Canada SILVER—Mikael Kingsbury, Canada BRONZE—Alexandr Smyshlyaev, Russia sHoRt tRaCk sPeeDskatING Men 1500 GOLD—Charles Hamelin, Canada SILVER—Han Tianyu, China BRONZE—Victor An, Russia sPeeDskatING Men 500 GOLD—Michel Mulder, Netherlands SILVER—Jan Smeekens, Netherlands BRONZE—Ronald Mulder, Netherlands

How U.s. olympians Fared

alPINe skIING Women’s super Combined Final Ranking (Downhill; Slalom in parentheses) 3. Julia Mancuso, Squaw Valley, Calif., (1, 1:42.68; 13, 52.47) 2:35.15. — BRONZE NR. Stacey Cook, Mammoth, Calif., DNF; NR. Laurenne Ross, Bend, Ore., DNF; NR. Leanne Smith, North Conway, N.H., DNF. BIatHloN Men’s 12.5km Pursuit 22. Tim Burke, Paul Smiths, N.Y., 35:37.0 (2). 38. Lowell Bailey, Lake Placid, N.Y., 36:34.8 (3). 53. Leif Nordgren, Marine on St. Croix, Minn., 39:31.4 (7). FReestyle skIING Men’s Moguls Qualifying Run 1 8. Bradley Wilson, Butte, Mont., 21.68 (Q); 25. Patrick Deneen, Cle Elum, Wash., 10.36. Run 2 1. Patrick Deneen, Cle Elum, Wash., (25, 10.36; 1, 22.38) 22.38 (q). Ranking 8. Bradley Wilson, Butte, Mont., 21.68 (Q); 11. Patrick Deneen, Cle Elum, Wash., (25, 10.36; 1, 22.38) 22.38 (q). Finals Run 1 9. Patrick Deneen, Cle Elum, Wash., 22.27 (Q); 20. Bradley Wilson, Butte, Mont., 9.90. Run 2 6. Patrick Deneen, Cle Elum, Wash., (9, 22.27; 6, 23.32) 23.32 (q).

Medal Run 6. Patrick Deneen, Cle Elum, Wash., 22.16. lUGe Women’s singles after two Runs 3. Erin Hamlin, Remsen, N.Y., 1:40.632; 10. Kate Hansen, La Canada, Calif., 1:41.375; 15. Summer Britcher, Glen Rock, Pa., 1:42.152. sHoRt tRaCk sPeeDskatING Men’s 1500 First Round Heat 3 — 2. J.R. Celski, Federal Way, Wash., 2:15.675 (Q). Heat 4 — 3. Eddy Alvarez, Miami, 2:17.532 (Q). Heat 6 — 4. Chris Creveling, Kintersville, Pa., 2:16.553. semifinals Heat 2 — 1. J.R. Celski, Federal Way, Wash., 2:21.603 (A). Heat 3 — NR. Eddy Alvarez, Miami, PEN. Final a 4. J.R. Celski, Federal Way, Wash., 2:15.624. Women’s 500 First Round Heat 4 — 2. Emily Scott, Springfield, Mo., 45.210 (Q). Heat 6 — NR. Alyson Dudek, Hales Corners, Wis., PEN. Heat 7 — 4. Jessica Smith, Melvindale, Mich., 1:13.344. Women’s 3000 Relay None competed. sPeeDskatING Men’s 500 24. Shani Davis, Chicago (22, 35.390; 28, 35.59) 1:10.98. 26. Tucker Fredricks, Janesville, Wis. (18, 35.278; 37, 35.72) 1:10.99. 27. Mitchell Whitmore, Waukesha, Wis. (20, 35.34; 35, 35.71) 1:11.06. NR. Brian Hansen, Glenview, Ill., NRS.

Women’s olympics Hockey

Preliminary Round Group a W l oW ol Pts GFGa United States2 0 0 0 6 12 1 Canada 2 0 0 0 6 8 0 Finland 0 2 0 0 0 1 6 Switzerland 0 2 0 0 0 0 14 Group B W l oW ol Pts GFGa Russia 1 0 0 0 3 4 1 Sweden 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 Japan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 Germany 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 Monday, Feb. 10 Group A: USA 9, Switzerland 0 Group A: Canada 3, Finland 0 tuesday, Feb. 11 Group B: Germany vs. Sweden, 3 a.m. Group B: Russia vs. Japan, 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 Group A: Switzrlnd vs. Finland, 1 a.m. Group A: Canada vs. United States, 5:30 a.m. thursday, Feb. 13 Group B: Japan vs. Germany, 1 a.m. Group B: Sweden vs. Russia, 10 a.m.

Sam: LB might be mid-round pick Continued from Page B-1 isolated guys here and there who might try to make a fuss about it, but players by and large are very much, ‘Hey, we’re here to do a job, we’re here to go out and play football.’ “In terms of the coaching/front office side, I think there’s where issues are going to arise because they are going to look at this like, ‘Hey, is this going to cause a distraction for the team?’ And by distraction, they mean, ‘We’re not really OK with having a gay player on our team, we can’t come out and say that, so we’re going to use the word distraction,’ ” Kluwe added. “And unfortunately, those are the people who determine if you’re employed or not.” John Elway has a unique perspective running the Broncos’ front office now after a Hall of Fame playing career, and he said Monday he’d have no problem drafting Sam. “We will evaluate Michael just like any other draft prospect: on the basis of his ability, character and NFL potential. His announcement will have no effect on how we see him as a football player,” Elway said. “Having spent 16 years in an NFL locker room, the bottom line is that it’s about treating others with respect and earning that respect. By all indications, it appears Michael has done just that throughout his football career.” Several coaches said if a player is accountable and a winner, being gay is a non-issue. “If anybody can come in and help us win games and be successful — black, white, yellow, straight, gay — I don’t think it matters,” said new Green Bay quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt. Before Sam revealed his sexual orientation, the pass-rusher was projected as a mid-round draft pick.

Men’s Curling

Country W Sweden 2 China 1 Norway 1 Switzerland 1 Denmark 1 Canada 1 Britain 1 United States 0 Germany 0 Russia 0 Monday, Feb. 10 Norway 7, United States 4 Britain 7, Russia 4 Sweden 7, Switzerland 5 China 7, Denmark 4 Canada 11, Germany 8 Denmark 11, Russia 10 Switzerland 5, Canada 4 Sweden 8, Britain 4 tuesday, Feb. 11 Canada vs. Sweden, 3 a.m. United States vs. China, 3 a.m. Britain vs. Germany, 3 a.m. Norway vs. Russia, 3 a.m.

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Women’s Curling

Country W Canada 1 Sweden 1 Switzerland 1 Russia 1 Japan 0 South Korea 0 Britain 0 Denmark 0 China 0 United States 0 Monday, Feb. 10 Switzerland 7, United States 4 Canada 9, China 2 Sweden 6, Britain 4 Russia 7, Denmark 4 tuesday, Feb. 11 Switzerland vs. Denmark, 10 p.m. Sweden vs. Canada, 10 p.m. Russia vs. United States, 10 p.m. South Korea vs. Japan, 10 p.m. Britain vs. United States, 8 a.m. South Korea vs Switzerland, 8 a.m. Denmark vs Japan, 8 a.m. China vs. Russia, 8 a.m.

tuesday’s schedule

Biathlon Women’s 10km Pursuit, 8 a.m. Cross-Country skiing Men’s and Women’s Individual Sprint Free, 3 a.m. Men’s and Women’s Individual Sprint Free Finals, 5 a.m. Figure skating Pairs short program, 8 a.m. Freestyle skiing Women’s Slopestyle Qual., 11 p.m. Women’s Slopestyle Final, 2 a.m. luge Women’s Singles (Run 3), 7:30 a.m. Women’s Singles (Run 4), 9:20 a.m. ski Jumping Women’s Individual (normal hill) First Round, 10:30 a.m. Women’s Individual (normal hill) Final, 11:20 a.m. snowboard Men’s Halfpipe Quarterfinals, 3 a.m. Men’s Halfpipe Semifinals, 8 a.m. Men’s Halfpipe Final, 10:30 p.m. speedskating Women’s 500 (Race 1), 5:45 a.m. Women’s 500 (Race 2), 7:30 a.m.


NHl eastern Conference

atlantic GP Boston 57 Tampa Bay 58 Montreal 59 Toronto 60 Detroit 58 Ottawa 59 Florida 58 Buffalo 57 Metro GP Pittsburgh 58 N.Y. Rangers 59 Philadelphia 59 Columbus 58 Washington 59 Carolina 57 New Jersey 59 N.Y. Islanders 60

W 37 33 32 32 26 26 22 15 W 40 32 30 29 27 26 24 22

l ol Pts GF Ga 16 4 78 176 125 20 5 71 168 145 21 6 70 148 142 22 6 70 178 182 20 12 64 151 163 22 11 63 169 191 29 7 51 139 183 34 8 38 110 172 l ol Pts GF Ga 15 3 83 186 138 24 3 67 155 146 23 6 66 162 167 24 5 63 170 161 23 9 63 171 175 22 9 61 144 158 22 13 61 135 146 30 8 52 164 200

Western Conference

Central GP W l ol Pts GF Ga St. Louis 57 39 12 6 84 196 135 Chicago 60 35 11 14 84 207 163 Colorado 58 37 16 5 79 174 153 Minnesota 59 31 21 7 69 145 147 Dallas 58 27 21 10 64 164 164 Winnipeg 60 28 26 6 62 168 175 Nashville 59 25 24 10 60 146 180 Pacific GP W l ol Pts GF Ga Anaheim 60 41 14 5 87 196 147 San Jose 59 37 16 6 80 175 142 Los Angeles 59 31 22 6 68 139 128 Phoenix 58 27 21 10 64 163 169 Vancouver 60 27 24 9 63 146 160 Calgary 58 22 29 7 51 137 179 Edmonton 60 20 33 7 47 153 199 Note: Two points are awarded for a win; one point for an overtime or shootout loss. sunday’s - Feb 24 No games scheduled.


Kluwe said reports that Sam’s draft stock could drop because he revealed his sexual orientation “basically could have been lifted from any American sporting paper in the 1940s when Jackie Robinson was about to enter Major League Baseball. It’s like we’ve been here before. Why do we have to keep doing the same thing?” Sam will likely face even more scrutiny from opponents’ fans than Chargers linebacker Manti Te’o did after getting fooled by a hoax involving a fake girlfriend while at Notre Dame. What will help Sam is landing on a team with strong veteran leadership, something that was lacking in Miami, where tackle Jonathan Martin walked away at midseason, alleging guard Richie Incognito led daily harassment with racial, aggressive and sexually charged comments. Incognito was suspended for the final eight games and Martin’s career was thrown in limbo. Former Redskins tight end Chris Cooley said Sam’s performance on the field and as a team-

mate should quickly overshadow any stereotypes about sexual orientation. “I don’t think he faces any challenges as a player. I don’t think he faces a lot of challenges as a person,” Cooley said. “I think once he establishes himself as the kind of teammate he’s going to be, I think everybody will accept it fine.” Eagles All-Pro guard Evan Mathis said Sam will face obstacles no matter what. “NFL players shouldn’t judge Michael Sam based on his sexuality, but some guys will. MLB players shouldn’t have judged Jackie Robinson based on his skin color, but some did,” Mathis said. “Whether or not the NFL is ready for it, it needs to happen. There are still people on this Earth who lived through the prohibition of alcohol and the Civil Rights movement. They can look back and reflect on how primitive those times were. “Current generations will look back at marijuana prohibition and gays having to fight for equal rights and think how primitive those times were.”


atP WoRlD toUR aBN aMRo World tournament

Monday at ahoy’ stadium Rotterdam, Netherlands Purse: $2.05 million (Wt500) singles First Round Paul-Henri Mathieu, France, def. Ivan Dodig, Croatia, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4. Michael Berrer, Germany, def. Jesse Huta Galung, Netherlands, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. Tomas Berdych (3), Czech Republic, def. Andreas Seppi, Italy, 6-3, 6-3. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (5), France, def. Florian Mayer, Germany, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany, def. Sergiy Stakhovsky, Ukraine, 6-2, 7-5. U.s. National Indoor Championships Monday at the Racquet Club of Memphis, Memphis, tenn. Purse: $647,675 (Wt250) surface: Hard-Indoor singles First Round Jiri Vesely, Czech Republic, def. Marinko Matosevic (5), Australia, 6-3, 6-2. Michael Russell, United States, def. Michal Przysiezny (7), Poland, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Wta toUR Qatar total open

Monday at the khalifa tennis Complex Doha, Qatar Purse: $2.44 million (Premier) singles First Round Peng Shuai, China, def. Nadia Petrova, Russia, 7-6 (5), 7-5. Annika Beck, Germany, def. Mona Barthel, Germany, 7-6 (5), 6-2. Venus Williams, United States, def. Petra Martic, Croatia, 6-2, 6-2. Hsieh Su-wei, Taiwan, def. Flavia Pennetta, Italy, 7-5, 6-3. Tsvetana Pironkova, Bulgaria, def. Roberta Vinci (11), Italy, 6-3, 6-3. Petra Cetkovska, Czech Republic, def. Sloane Stephens (14), United States, 7-5, 6-1.

atP WoRlD toUR Money leaders

through Feb. 9 1. Stanislas Wawrinka $2,456,685 2. Rafael Nadal $1,385,092 3. Roger Federer $532,382 4. Tomas Berdych $526,522 5. Lukasz Kubot $288,843 6. David Ferrer $284,406 7. Gael Monfils $277,070 8. Andy Murray $265,791 9. Grigor Dimitrov $252,701 10. Novak Djokovic $242,811 11. Robert Lindstedt $237,038 12. Fabio Fognini $215,102 13. Florian Mayer $188,815 14. Marin Cilic $174,159 15. Roberto Bautista Agut $156,320 16. Edouard Roger-Vasselin $146,958 17. Kei Nishikori $146,000 18. Richard Gasquet $140,402 19. Kevin Anderson $131,335 20. Tommy Robredo $128,810 21. Stephane Robert $128,065 22. Juan Martin del Potro $127,005 23. Denis Istomin $126,666 24. Eric Butorac $121,669 24. Raven Klaasen $121,669 26. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga $121,405 27. Nicolas Mahut $120,129 28. Lleyton Hewitt $116,279 29. John Isner $109,479 30. Jeremy Chardy $108,792

Wta toUR Money leaders

1. Li Na $2,460,485 2. Dominika Cibulkova $1,207,811 3. Eugenie Bouchard $500,074 4. Agnieszka Radwanska $488,431 5. Sara Errani $358,395 6. Victoria Azarenka $344,255 7. Serena Williams $316,353 8. Ekaterina Makarova $289,631 9. Roberta Vinci $284,847 10. Ana Ivanovic $283,275

Gay: Time to move forward Continued from Page B-1

Linebacker Michael Sam warms up before the Cotton Bowl against Oklahoma State on Jan. 3 in Arlington, Texas.

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said, “Who am I to judge?” He said people “should not be marginalized” because of their sexual orientation and “must be integrated into society.” Now, change is about to come to the NFL, the behemoth of the American sports landscape. It was inevitable, but the league now finds itself in a difficult, and potentially awkward, predicament. Its identity has been built on machismo and violence. It is a league rich with alpha males bursting with muscles who unapologetically smash into one another, to the delight of millions of fans. Initially, it may be hard for many viewers, and some football players, to see Sam, who announced publicly Sunday that he is gay, as another hard-nosed tough guy on his team’s defense. But I suspect he will change their perceptions, if a team gives him a chance. Some fans will love him, some will hate him. Some may reserve judgment until they see him rip the heads off his opponents, just as any other defensive player would do. Like so many other minorities, Sam will have to work harder to prove his worth. Fans will probably judge him more harshly, and he will have to perform better than other rookies to prove he belongs in the NFL. He also will have to survive his own locker room. And in the NFL, that may be his biggest obstacle. It is a place where bullying is a part of the culture, and because of Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito, the public has seen glimpses of that culture’s dysfunction. When Incognito used racial slurs to refer to his teammate Jonathan Martin, and when he left a voice message for Martin saying, “I’ll kill you” — that was just “Richie being Richie.” Martin said he felt so attacked that he left the league, and Sam is likely to endure far more attention than Martin ever did. Even more disturbing than Incognito’s actions were his teammates’ inaction. By doing nothing to stop any bullying, they encouraged it. So, we may not be able to trust Sam’s

NFL teammates to protect him as well as his Missouri teammates apparently did. He may have to brace himself for a rough road ahead. Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says homophobia exists in the league. He is convinced that the Vikings released him because he had taken a strong stand for same-sex marriage. He also claimed that the special teams coach, Mike Priefer, had made anti-gay comments to players, including, “We should round up all the gays, send them to an island and then nuke it until it glows.” If what Kluwe says is true, Sam surely wouldn’t be a good fit with the Vikings. But he should have hope. Other coaches in the league, including ones from years past, like Vince Lombardi, have shown themselves to be more progressive. If Sam had played for Lombardi, he would probably have had a clear, safe chance to shine. Lombardi had a gay brother and preached equal treatment of his players in his locker rooms. He made the rules and punished the dissenters — and that was all his teams needed to fall into line. He showed what could be done to affect locker room culture if coaches just took the lead. Teams also could rally around Sam, as the Washington Redskins did in the 1960s and ’70s with All-Pro tight end Jerry Smith, who was long rumored to be gay. His teammates never made an issue of it — probably because he could play. After Smith died of AIDS in 1986, it was reported that several of his teammates were pallbearers because they felt like family off the field as well as on it. Roger Goodell, the league commissioner, will bear some responsibility for making sure that Sam is treated respectfully. How Goodell handles the Incognito case will signal his appetite for changing the league’s culture. There is no question that Goodell will be watching Sam closely and will be monitoring his treatment in the locker room — if only because he knows the world will be watching, too. But first, of course, Sam must be drafted. It’s time to move forward. The teams and the league are on the clock.


Pistons beat Spurs in Loyer’s debut The Associated Press

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Brandon Jennings scored 21 points, and the Detroit Pistons beat the San Antonio Spurs 109-100 on Monday night in Pistons 109 John Loyer’s first game as interim coach. Spurs 100 Detroit abruptly fired Maurice Cheeks on Sunday after only 50 games as coach, but although they’ve been unimpressive for the most part this season, the Pistons have played better lately. The comfortable win over the Spurs was Detroit’s fifth in seven games. Rodney Stuckey scored 20 points for the Pistons, and Greg Monroe added 15 points and 10 rebounds. ROCKETS 107, TIMBERWOLVES 89 In Minneapolis, Dwight Howard had 18 points and 15 rebounds, and surging Houston used a fourth-quarter push to hold off the Timberwolves for their sixth consecutive victory. Chandler Parsons had 20 points and James Harden scored 19 for the Rockets, who have won six straight for the first time

since taking seven in a row from Jan. 13-23, 2012. Back after missing one game with a bruised left quadriceps, Kevin Love led Minnesota with 31 points and 10 rebounds. Chase Budinger had 15 points for the Timberwolves, who have lost four straight and six of seven. PACERS 119, NUGGETS 80 In Indianapolis, David West scored 25 points and Roy Hibbert added 14 as the Pacers routed short-handed Denver. Indiana snapped a five-game skid in the series, beating the Nuggets for the first time since a 31-point blowout in November 2010. The Pacers (40-11) still have the NBA’s best record, the league’s best home record (25-2) and now lead two-time defending champion Miami by four games in the Eastern Conference. Wilson Chandler scored 17 points to lead the Nuggets (24-26), who have lost three straight. They played without several injured players, including Andre Miller, Danilo Gallinari, JaVale McGee, Nate Robinson and Ty Lawson. RAPTORS 108, PELICANS 101 In Toronto, Kyle Lowry had 19 points

and 12 assists, Patrick Patterson scored a season-high 22, and the Raptors beat New Orleans. DeMar DeRozan also had 22 points, Terrence Ross added 14 and Tyler Hansbrough scored 12 for Toronto, which has won five consecutive meetings and seven of eight against New Orleans. The first-place Raptors moved three games ahead of Brooklyn in the Atlantic Division by winning for the ninth time in 11 home games. CELTICS 102, BUCKS 86 In Milwaukee, Jeff Green scored 29 points and Kelly Olynyk added 14 points and 11 rebounds as Boston pulled away from the Bucks in the fourth quarter. The Celtics used a 12-4 run to start the final quarter to break open what had been a tight game. Green had seven points during the spurt and 11 overall in the quarter, while Olynyk scored 10 after Boston entered the fourth clinging to a 70-68 lead. Jared Sullinger added 13 points and 10 rebounds for Boston. Brandon Knight had 22 points for Milwaukee, which also got 17 points from Gary Neal and 16 points from John Henson before he left late in the game with an ankle injury.

Silver: Stern designated successor in 2012 Continued from Page B-1 field but was interested in transitioning to business, the same move Stern had so successfully made. So he wrote to Stern, who had worked at the same firm where Silver’s father, Edward, was a lawyer. Silver had handled some media cases and was aware of Stern’s accomplishments in negotiating cable TV deals. Stern gave him the number of someone to call, but the job was outside New York. Silver wasn’t interested in moving, which he explained to Stern when they spoke again. “He said, ‘Why didn’t you tell me? I’ve got some other ideas,’ ” Silver said. “It was happenstance,” he added. “I don’t think I quite understood what I was getting into at the time.”

He doesn’t plan on changing much, insisting that he and Stern would have already made whatever changes they felt necessary. But while the NBA’s international growth is frequently considered Stern’s greatest achievement, Silver seems focused on boosting the game’s popularity in the United States. Silver has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to basketball. He attended Duke in the early 1980s before the Blue Devils became a powerhouse, when nobody camped out outside Cameron Indoor Stadium because you could just get into games with a student ID. He moved to Chicago to attend law school and began going to games with friends in the early days of Michael Jordan, before the Bulls became the biggest

thing in basketball. Now Silver is following one of sports’ greatest commissioners. He acknowledges there will be times it will feel “lonely” without Stern there to face big decisions together, but Silver has worked so closely with Stern and been involved in so many aspects of the league that the transition should be a natural one. “Adam has been preparing for the job for a long time, he understands the business and I don’t see him having much difficulty shifting into the role of commissioner,” former NBA Players Association executive director Billy Hunter said. But Silver, designated as Stern’s successor in October 2012, knows that doesn’t mean it will always be easy. “I didn’t have the same

appreciation for what he was going through on a daily basis as the commissioner until I really thought about, ‘What if that were I and I had to make that decision?’ ” Silver said. “And it’s very different being sort of the voice in the ear of the guy making the decision as opposed to the guy making the decision.” Nonetheless, he believes the league is in a good place and ready to grow. He met with executives from Facebook and Twitter while visiting Sacramento and Golden State during his first week as commissioner, seeking ways to bring the NBA to a larger audience than ever. “To me,” Silver said, “the game is fantastic. The challenge is to use these new technologies and platforms to help more fans discover the game.”


For many, fan behavior crosses line too often schools to implement the practices, which are being updated. Leagues such as the Big 12 and Atlantic Coast Conference have the PA announcer read a pregame message reminding fans to be on good behavior. Yet in many cases, that’s the extent of enforcement, leaving athletes feeling abused and vulnerable even as they’re expected not to respond to derogatory comments.

By Aaron Beard

The Associated Press

Public address announcers around the country frequently tell fans before games that unsportsmanlike behavior toward athletes, coaches or officials won’t be tolerated. Then, once the ball goes up, it is tolerated. Universities and college conferences have policies to handle fans behaving badly. Administrators don’t want athletes taking matters into their own hands; yet, many players and coaches feel fans routinely cross the line with profanity-laced tirades, racial slurs and obscene gestures while those policies — typically threatening ejection — are rarely enforced. Oklahoma State All-American guard Marcus Smart was suspended three games for shoving a Texas Tech fan who later apologized for his actions. The incident shows how volatile the interaction between fans and athletes is becoming, especially with the proximity between the two. “When you sign up to play a sport in college, you sign away whatever freedoms you thought you had coming to college,” Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma said. “You can’t react like a normal human being. “Someone says something, you can’t react. All of a sudden people, especially adults, say and can do what they want to a college kid on the floor knowing they have no recourse. They have to take it. I don’t agree with that, but that’s the world. Someone pays $20 to watch a basketball game and you can be an idiot.” Smart’s altercation with Red Raiders fan Jeff Orr happened late in Saturday’s game after he tumbled out of bounds behind the basket after tying to block a shot. After being helped to his feet, Smart quickly turned to confront Orr and shoved him with two hands after it appeared Orr said something to him. Teammates pulled Smart away from the fans. That same night, Oregon coach Dana Altman expressed concerns about safety after two of his staffers said an Arizona State student spit at them at halftime of the game in Tempe, Ariz. The student had his season tickets revoked, according to the school. In addition, Ducks guard Jason Calliste had a verbal confrontation with at least one student late in the first half. The proximity between fans and players was at issue again as Altman said it wasn’t a good situation to have visiting teams go past the student sec-

Lobos guard probable for Boise State game Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford, center, Marcus Smart and Markel Brown, right, talk to the referee after Smart shoved a fan during a Saturday game against Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. TORI EICHBERGER/LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL

University of New Mexico men’s basketball coach Craig Neal said he will wait until Tuesday to determine if starting guard Deshawn Delaney will be able to play in Wednesday’s game at Mountain West Conference rival Boise State. The 6-foot-5 junior injured his toe durtion on their way off the court there. ing a game — Neal didn’t say which toe Coach Monty Williams of the NBA’s or which game during a Monday news New Orleans Pelicans said he has had conference after the team’s practice in The things thrown at him, while Ohio State Pit — and hasn’t been able to participate coach Thad Matta said he hopes schools in team drills ever since. He said he will will “take more of a precaution because it run the Lobos through a practice Tuesday can get downright brutal.” night in Boise, Idaho. If Delaney is able to “There’s a lot of stuff that goes on in the practice and is subsequently cleared by the crowd that shouldn’t go on and players team’s medical staff, he will play against the and coaches have to deal with stuff they Broncos. shouldn’t have to deal with, whether it’s “I’m going into it like he’s going to play,” derogatory comments or people throwing Neal said. food at you,” Williams said. “I think not just Delaney is averaging 4.5 points and the [NBA], but all of sports, we’ve got to 3.6 rebounds per game. address the crowd interaction with players The Lobos (18-4, 9-1 in the MWC) were and coaches because it’s getting out of hand.” scheduled to leave Albuquerque on MonThere’s no clear answer to getting it day night en route to Idaho. Their initial under control, either. Arenas with 20,000 flight out of town was delayed 40 minutes, fans are often staffed by several dozen placing the chances of making their conushers and an outnumbered security staff, necting flight in Oakland, Calif., in jeopardy. while some teams post signs or make “It’s bad enough that [Delaney] can’t announcements asking fans to police thempractice, and if he can’t practice he can’t selves by reporting bad fan behavior. play,” Neal said. “I’m not really big on playMany athletes say it’s surprising there ing guys that haven’t practiced. But hopearen’t more ugly moments. fully he’ll be able to practice [Tuesday].” “A lot of times you just smile it off,” SyraDelaney has started each of the last cuse forward C.J. Fair said. “You want to say 11 games, supplanting sophomore Cleveyou shouldn’t lose your cool, but it’s hard land Thomas in the starting unit just prior when you’re in that moment.” to a win over Marquette in Las Vegas, Nev. The NCAA launched efforts in 2009 to Neal said he isn’t sure what he will do if improve sportsmanship with its “Respect” Delaney cannot play. campaign, which encourages measures “I’m sure we have enough guys on our such as ejecting fans displaying unsportsbench to recover,” he said. “We won two manlike behavior, using video to record games on the road without the best center bad behavior and establishing penalties for in the league [Alex Kirk], so I mean it’s not students or fans to “make fans accountable like we haven’t been able to win games for what takes place in the stands.” without a starter.” In an email, NCAA spokesman Christopher Radford said it’s up to member The New Mexican contributed to this report.

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Today on TV Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. All times local. MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 5 p.m. on ESPN — Florida at Tennessee 5 p.m. on ESPN2 — Oklahoma St. at Texas 5 p.m. on ESPNU — Wake Forest at NC State 5 p.m. on FS1 — Marquette at Seton Hall 7 p.m. on ESPN — Michigan at Ohio St. 7 p.m. on ESPNU — Mississippi at Alabama 7 p.m. on FS1 — Xavier at Butler 9 p.m. on ESPNU — San Diego St. at Wyoming SOCCER 12:55 p.m. on NBCSN — Premier League, Chelsea at West Bromwich WINTER OLYMPICS In Sochi, Russia All events taped unless noted as live 1 p.m. on NBC — Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country, Individual Sprint Gold Medal Finals; Women’s Luge, Gold Medal Final Runs; Women’s Freestyle Skiing,Slopestyle Competition 6 p.m. on NBC — Men’s Snowboarding, Halfpipe Gold Medal Final; Figure Skating, Pairs’ Short Program; Women’s Freestyle Skiing, Slopestyle Gold Medal Final; Women’s Ski Jumping, Individual K-95 Gold Medal Final 10:05 p.m. on NBC — Women’s Speedskating, 500 Gold Medal Final; Women’s Biathlon, 10km Pursuit Gold Medal Final 4 a.m. on NBCSN — Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country, Individual Sprint Gold Medal Finals (LIVE) 8 a.m. on NBCSN — Figure Skating, Pairs’ Short Program (LIVE) 11:30 a.m. on NBCSN — Women’s Ski Jumping, Individual K-95 Gold Medal Final (LIVE); Women’s Speedskating, 500 Gold Medal Final 3 p.m. on NBCSN — Game of the Day: Hockey 1 a.m. on NBCSN — Men’s Curling, United States vs. Denmark; Men’s Nordic Combined, Individual K-95, Ski Jumping (LIVE) 8 a.m. on MSNBC — Women’s Hockey, Russia vs. Japan (LIVE) 1 a.m. on MSNBC — Women’s Hockey, Switzerland vs. Finland (LIVE) 3 p.m. on CNBC — Women’s Curling, United States vs. Britain 3 a.m. on USA — Women’s Curling, United States vs. China (LIVE)

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Today Boys basketball — Walatowa at New Mexico School for the Deaf, 6:30 p.m. Los Alamos at Santa Fe High, 7 p.m. Española Valley at Capital, 7 p.m. Peñasco at Santa Fe Preparatory, 7 p.m. Mora at Monte del Sol (at Christian Life), 7 p.m. Desert Academy at To’hajiilee, 7 p.m. McCurdy at Coronado, 7 p.m. Girls basketball — New Mexico School for the Deaf at Walatowa, noon Peñasco at Santa Fe Preparatory, 5 p.m. Mora at Monte del Sol (at Christian Life), 5:30 p.m. McCurdy at Coronado, 5:30 p.m. Desert Academy at To’hajiilee, 5:30 p.m. Las Vegas Robertson at Socorro, 6:30 p.m. St. Michael’s at Santa Fe Indian School, 7 p.m.

Wednesday Boys basketball — Taos at Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m. Raton at West Las Vegas, 7 p.m. St. Michael’s at Santa Fe Indian School, 7 p.m. Girls basketball — Santa Fe High at Los Alamos, 7 p.m. Capital at Española Valley, 7 p.m.

Thursday Boys basketball — Tierra Encantada at Escalante, 6:30 p.m. Girls basketball — Pecos at Peñasco, 6 p.m. Escalante at McCurdy, 6:30 p.m. Albuquerque Hope Christian at St. Michael’s, 7 p.m. Albuquerque Sandia Preparatory at Santa Fe Indian School, 7 p.m. Taos at Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m.

Friday Boys basketball — Abq. Hope Christian at St. Michael’s, 7 p.m. Capital at Bernalillo, 7 p.m. Española Valley at Los Alamos, 7 p.m. Albuquerque Sandia Preparatory at Santa Fe Indian School, 7 p.m. Las Vegas Robertson at Raton, 7 p.m. Taos at West Las Vegas, 7 p.m. Alamo Navajo at Desert Academy (at Genoveva Chavez Community Center), 7 p.m. Girls basketball — Alamo Navajo at Desert Academy (at Genoveva Chavez Community Center), 5:30 p.m.

Saturday Boys basketball — Santa Fe Indian School at Shiprock, 1 p.m. Monte del Sol at Pecos, 5 p.m. McCurdy at Escalante, 5 p.m. Cimarron at Questa, 5:30 p.m. Santa Fe Preparatory at Mora, 5:30 p.m. Walatowa at Santa Fe Waldorf (Christian Life), 6:30 p.m. Girls basketball — Mesa Vista at Dulce, 1 p.m. Santa Fe Preparatory at Mora, 2 p.m. Monte del Sol at Pecos, 3:30 p.m. Cimarron at Questa, 4 p.m. Santa Fe Waldorf at Walatowa, 5 p.m. Bernalillo at Capital, 7 p.m. Los Alamos at Española Valley, 7 p.m. West Las Vegas at Taos, 7 p.m. Raton at Las Vegas Robertson, 7 p.m.


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Mancuso wins bronze in super-combined and knowing that, ‘This is my chance. KRASNAYA POLYANA, This is my Russia — For years, Julia shot.’ ” Mancuso’s skiing accomplishAt the 2010 ments — and there were Olympics, many — were overshadowed Vonn edged by Lindsey Vonn’s. Mancuso in Julia When it comes to Olymthe downhill Mancuso pic Alpine events, though, and added no American woman comes a bronze in close. the super-G. But because of Turning in a terrific run to recent knee surgery, Vonn lead after the downhill, then is back in the U.S. this time recovering from a rattling around, commentating for start in the slalom, Mancuso NBC instead of competing. earned the bronze in the While Vonn’s resume super-combined at the Sochi includes 59 World Cup race Games on Monday for her victories and four overall fourth medal at an Olympics. titles, Mancuso’s never She already was the only enjoyed that sort of success. U.S. female Alpine racer Mancuso has seven career with more than two, which is World Cup wins, and really Vonn’s total. struggled this season, never “Skiing and growing up better than seventh. with someone like Lindsey, There were problems figurwho’s just amazing on the ing which boots to use. There World Cup and breaking was the potential for a real records left and right there — crisis of confidence. to have something that I can In December, she took time break records in at the same off to gather herself with an time is also fun and exciting eye to the Olympics. for me,” said Mancuso, whose “You definitely start to two-run time of 2 minutes, doubt things, for sure. … The 35.15 seconds was 0.53 slower best thing we could have done than champion Maria Hoeflis take a break for ChristRiesch of Germany. mas and New Year and then “If I can keep the Olymget back into it,” said Chris pics as my thing, that’s fine,” Knight, Mancuso’s personal Mancuso said, “and I’m really coach on the U.S. team. “It proud of it.” was like pressing the reset It sure showed Monday, button for her, and it has the way she punched the air worked.” and screamed for joy after the Knight, who’s from New slalom, did a jig on her step of Zealand, also offered a theory the podium during the flower for why Mancuso thrives at ceremony, then ran around the Winter Games. with a U.S. flag, hugging fam“She loves peaking for the ily members. big events. I mean, America She won the gold in the doesn’t know what’s going giant slalom at the 2006 Turin on outside of the Olympics, Games, then silvers in the right?” he said. super-combined and downhill After Mancuso’s strong at Vancouver in 2010. Only downhill Monday morning two other Winter Olympians gave her a nearly half-second from the U.S., speedskater lead on the field, she still had Bonnie Blair and short track to deal with a steep slalom star Apolo Anton Ohno, have course, one that nine of 31 won individual medals at starters failed to complete three editions of the games. in the afternoon. No small “She is everything you want matter, given that it had been your athletes to be,” said Bill more than a year since she Marolt, CEO of the U.S. Ski completed a full slalom. and Snowboard Association. And the last time she raced “She brings herself to her best such a challenging slalom? possible level of preparation “It’s been a while,” U.S. and puts it all out there.” women’s coach Alex HoedlOnly four women from moser said with a laugh. anywhere own more Alpine But with the lights along the medals than Mancuso, who Rosa Khutor course gleaming can increase her total over off her neon orange helmet, the next two weeks, starting and a gold scarf tucked under with Wednesday’s downhill. her chin, Mancuso was good The record of six is shared by enough to sneak into the medCroatia’s Janica Kostelic and als, 0.13 behind silver winner Sweden’s Anja Paerson. Nicole Hosp of Austria, and The 29-year-old Mancuso, 0.10 ahead of fourth-place finwho grew up in Squaw Valley, isher Tina Maze of Slovenia, Calif., was asked what’s differ- last season’s overall World ent about her when she’s in an Cup champion. Olympic start hut. “It’s really inspiring,” U.S. “I feel more nervous. It’s teammate Leanne Smith said, not nerves of failure, it’s “for everyone here to see how just nerves,” she explained. much of a gamer she is, every “There’s just a lot of emotion Olympics.” By Howard Fendrich

The Associated Press

A man runs at a boardwalk Monday near the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia. PAVEL GOLOVKIN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Warm enough for Summer Games Chemmy Alcott, a British skier who competed in the super-combined race. The weather could get even warmer by SOCHI, Russia the end of the week. ith temperatures rising on Organizers said the temperature could the Black Sea coast, the Sochi reach 63 degrees on Thursday. Olympics are starting to feel But even up in Krasnaya Polyana, where more like the Summer Games. the outdoor events are being held, temOn Monday, these Sub-Tropical Olymperatures were well above freezing. pics really started to heat up with tempera“It was pretty warm snow and I don’t tures soaring to 61 degrees. That led to ski- think I adapted to it well,” said American ers in the mountains above Sochi putting skier Stacey Cook, who missed a gate in snow in their racing suits to cool down, the slalom leg of the super-combined. “It and left ski jumpers landing in puddles. slides under your ski more.” “I’m trying to hide from the sun here At the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center, because I feel like I’m getting red,” said organizers canceled the first of three By Leonid Chizhov

The Associated Press


jumps after sunny skies and 59-degree temperatures softened the snow in the landing area. The second session was postponed after an official said the first competitor fell while landing. When training resumed, only 38 of 55 starters made jumps in each of the two rounds. The mountain venues are expected to return to freezing Tuesday, organizers said. But from Wednesday, warmer weather is in the forecast. To combat the possibility of high temperatures, organizers have been storing large amounts of snow and say they will have enough to continue.

IOC: Armbands, helmet stickers not allowed The next day, Marit Bjoergen won the skiathlon for her fourth Olympic gold medal, SOCHI, Russia — The IOC with teammates Heidi Weng is telling Olympic athletes they taking the bronze and Therese may not wear armbands or Johaug finishing fourth. The stickers during competition to four Norwegian teammates commemorate the dead. — including Kristin Stoermer The Olympic body said Steira — all cried as they Monday it sent a letter to Norembraced each other after wegian Olympic officials after the race. Bjoergen and Weng four female cross-country wore wept on the podium during the black armbands in memory of flower ceremony. an athlete’s brother who died The Norwegians said Monon the eve of the games. day they wouldn’t wear the The International Olympic armbands again. Bjoergen said Norway’s gold medal winner Marit Bjoergen wears a black Committee also told freestyle she didn’t regret the decision to armband which the IOC has banned during the women’s skiers not to wear stickers cross-country 15-kilometer skiathlon at the Sochi Olympics do so Saturday. on their helmets in tribute to in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. LEE JIN-MAN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS “It was worth it,” she said. Canadian halfpipe skier Sarah Sten Anders Jacobsen was Burke, who died after a crash in his sister’s training partner, remember her at news conferend of the matter.” training two years ago. and was well known within the ences or a ceremony at the Inge Andersen, secretary “We would say the competiclose-knit Norwegian team, multifaith center in the Olymgeneral of the Norwegian tions themselves, which are a which spends a large part of pic Village — but not at the Olympic Committee, said he place of celebration, are probthe year together. competition sites. was upset at the decision and ably not the right place to really Jacobsen has remained in “We really think she is an planned to take the issue to the do that,” IOC spokesman Mark Sochi and is to compete in Adams said. “We would like to important person to be remem- “highest levels” of the IOC. the individual freestyle sprint bered,” he said. keep that separate.” “We want to discuss why Tuesday. The Norwegians wore black the IOC don’t want to let us Burke died Jan. 19, 2012, nine Andersen, the Norwegian armbands in Saturday’s 15-kilo- go through this tragedy in a days after a training accident normal manner,” he said. “That Olympic official, said he wasn’t on a halfpipe in Park City, Utah. meter skiathlon, the opening cross-country event of the She was 29. would be normal in every other told in advance about the athletes’ plan to wear the armgames. society. It’s about the Olympic Burke lobbied hard for bands. But, had he been asked, movement. We are all human The Norwegian Olympic inclusion of all the freeskiing beings. We have to take care of “I would have said yes.” Committee received a letter disciplines for women in the each other.” “This is a tragedy for the from the IOC saying the gesX Games and, ultimately, the whole team,” Andersen said. “It ture goes against rules which Olympics. Some athletes had The younger brother of prohibit the wearing of mesis only human that they must wanted to wear helmet stickNorwegian skier Astrid Uhrsages on Olympic uniforms or ers in tribute but were turned enholdt Jacobsen, Sten Anders be allowed to show that. It is equipment. The IOC told the down by the IOC. part of their therapy to show Jacobsen, died “suddenly and Norwegians not to do it again. respect both for the sister of unexpectedly” Friday, the Adams said the IOC has the brother who died and the Norwegian team said, without “huge sympathy” for Burke and Adams did not elaborate on boy who died.” is willing to helping athletes elaborating. the letter, saying that was “the By Stephen Wilson

The Associated Press

If I can keep the Olympics “ as my thing, that’s fine, and I’m really proud of it.”

Julia Mancuso, Alpine bronze medalist

Gold: Sweden gets women’s curling gold couver Games he changed his name and became a Russian citizen. When he leg, trailing Mancuso by 1.04 seconds. stepped on the medals podium, the mostly The German’s two-run time of 2 minutes, Russian crowd erupted in wild cheers. 34.62 seconds was 0.40 seconds faster than Speedskating: Mulder’s 500-meter Hosp. Mancuso, who finished 0.53 behind speedskating victory earned him the title Hoefl-Riesch, won her fourth career Olym- of fastest man on skates. Teammate Jan pic medal in Alpine skiing. Smeekens was 0.01 seconds behind for silNo other American woman has won ver, and twin Ronald Mulder took bronze more than two. in a Dutch sweep. Short track speedskating: At 29, Biathlon: Fourcade’s win earned France Hamelin was the oldest skater in the its first medal. Ondrej Moravec of Czech first final of the short track competition. Republic took the silver, and Jean GuilThe wily veteran maintained a top-three laume Beatrix of France earned bronze. position throughout most of the 14-lap Ole Einar Bjoerndalen of Norway finished race, leaving enough at the end to defeat fourth, missing out on a record 13th Winter a loaded field, including Ahn and silver Olympic medal. medalist Han Tianyu of China. Ahn was Men’s moguls: Bilodeau became the a three-time gold medalist for his native Olympics’ first repeat winner in men’s South Korea, but after missing the Vanmoguls. Canadian teammate Mikael Kings-

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bury won the silver, giving the Canadians a 1-2 finish in both men’s and women’s moguls. Curling: The Norwegian men, curling’s fashion kings of cool, made their Sochi debut with another snazzy pattern on their pants — a mixture of red, white, blue and gray squares and rectangles. Norway dazzled the U.S. 7-4, but the surprise of opening day was Switzerland’s upset of defending champion Canada. On the women’s side, Sweden defeated Britain 6-4 in a matchup of two favorites for the women’s curling gold. Ice hockey: The United States romped to a 9-0 victory over Switzerland to allbut clinch a spot in the Olympic women’s hockey semifinals. Canada topped Finland 3-0 to ensure its spot in the semifinals.

The United States’ Julia Mancuso celebrates as finishes the slalom portion of the women’s supercombined to win the bronze medal Monday at the Sochi Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. LUCA BRUNO/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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The following water statistics of February 6 are the most recent supplied by the City Water Division (in millions of gallons). Total water produced from: Canyon Water Treatment Plant: 1.218 Buckman Water Treatment Plant: 3.060 City Wells: 1.321 Buckman Wells: 0.000 Total water produced by water system: 5.599 Amount delivered to Las Campanas: Golf course: 0.000, domestic: 0.041 Santa Fe Canyon reservoir storage: 63.6 percent of capacity; daily inflow 1.03 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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6 p.m. FAM Pretty Little Liars As Spencer (Troian Bellisario) continues her search for the truth about Ali (Sasha Pieterse), the lack of sleep and the pill popping begin to take their toll, plunging her into the black-and-white world of a 1940s film noir. Can the secret to the puzzle be found here? Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson and Shay Mitchell also star in the new episode “Shadow Play.” 7 p.m. on CBS NCIS While Tony (Michael Weatherly) chases down leads in Israel in hopes of locating Ziva (Cote de Pablo), Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and the rest of the team continue their search for Parsa and his expanding terrorist ring in “Past, Present and Future.” Joe Spano reprises his guest role as senior FBI agent T.C. Fornell; Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation) also guest stars. 8 p.m. on PBS Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid: American Experience Most of us know them from the 1969 movie starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. This new episode attempts to separate the facts from the fiction surrounding Robert Leroy Parker and Harry Alonzo Longabaugh, whose Wild Bunch gang pulled off some of the most memo-


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rable holdups in the history of the old West. Authors Michael Rutter, Gerald Kolpan and Thom Hatch are among those commenting. 8 p.m. TBS Cougar Town Laurie (Busy Philipps) catches Jules (Courteney Cox) lying to customers at the cul-desac’s yard sale and explains to her how karma works. After Andy (Ian Gomez) bets Ellie (Christa Miller) that she can’t stop being snarky for a day, he uses some of his new yard sale acquisitions to test her resolve. Bobby (Brian Van Holt) must conquer his fear of roller coasters to fulfill his grandfather’s dying wish in the new episode “Learning to Fly.” 9 p.m. on ABC Killer Women Molly (Tricia Helfer, pictured) investigates the murder of a famous basketball player in his own home. Dan (Marc Blucas) gets a tip that leads him to an unlikely suspect. Becca (Marta Milans) has some big news for Billy (Michael Trucco) and plans to share it with him on a date night in the new episode “In and Out.” Alex Fernandez also stars.

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LONDON or the past three decades, many Britons had hoped the rigid class system that defined their country from Dickens to Downton Abbey was finally dying. Now they fear that class, their old bugbear, is back on the rise. From 1979, Britain was led for more than a decade by Margaret Thatcher, a grocer’s daughter, and then by John Major, the son of a musichall entertainer. The current leader, David Cameron, is a descendent of King William IV whose Cabinet is stacked with men, like him, from the country’s toniest private schools and Oxford and Cambridge universities. Even entertainment has a more upper-crust flavor these days. A recent Sunday Telegraph story with the headline “young, gifted and posh” said Britain’s oldest private schools, such as all-male Eton and Harrow, had become a “production line of young talent,” including Homeland star Damian Lewis, Benedict Cumberbatch of Sherlock and Dominic West of The Wire. So is it true that class divisions are deepening again? While the ancestral upper caste still retains its mystique in Britain, the numbers reflect a more complicated reality. An elite still dominates, but it is now a club where money — and the education money can buy — counts more than lineage.


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New wealthy class When the Sunday Times newspaper published its first annual “Rich List” in 1989, Britain’s wealthiest individual was Queen Elizabeth II. The Top 10 was dominated by established British property and business owners, including the Duke of Westminster, who owns vast swaths of central London, supermarket magnate Lord Sainsbury and food mogul Lord Vestey. It was a snapshot of an elite heavy on titled backgrounds, clubby connections and inherited wealth. The 2013 list is a roll-call of international capitalists who have made London their base, with the Duke of Westminster the only carryover from the original roster. Even the queen has dropped out. The top 10 now includes Uzbek mining magnate Alisher Usmanov; Indian industrialists Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja; Chelsea Football Club’s Russian owner, Roman Abramovich; Norwegian shipping tycoon John Frederiksen and Heineken beer heir Charlene de Carvalho.

Song and dance If the bastions of business, politics and the professions were hard for working-class people to storm, there was always entertainment, where a working-class hero, as John Lennon put it, was something to be. You don’t need money or a degree to be a movie star or play rock ’n’ roll. In a list of actors with the highest cumulative boxoffice earnings on website Box Office Mojo, there are 10 Britons in the top 50. The older end of the list includes actors from working-class

backgrounds such as Michael Caine, son of a fish-market porter, and 55-year-old Gary Oldman, son of a sailor and a London housewife. As the list gets younger, it climbs the social scale: Ralph Fiennes, 51, grandson of a wealthy industrialist; Helena Bonham Carter, 47, whose great-grandfather was a British prime minister; and Orlando Bloom, 37, educated at private school. Of the three young stars of the Harry Potter trio, now in their 20s, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson attended private schools; Rupert Grint went to a state school. That leaves sports — especially soccer — as the one arena whose stars are overwhelmingly working class. Sport provides a parallel elite, complete with an honorary king, David Beckham, who is handsome, regal and at ease standing alongside Prince William to lobby for British sports.

Prestige, politics If business has grown more open, many Britons express concern that an old upper class is reasserting itself at the top of politics. “No one would have imagined 20 years ago we’d be going back to Old Etonian prime ministers,” said historian David Kynaston, who is chronicling the way British society has changed since World War II in a series of books. “It was kind of thought once that class was going away.”

Back to school In most areas of British life, success comes down to going to the right — usually expensive — school. A third of Britain’s lawmakers, half its senior doctors and more than two-thirds of its High Court judges went to private schools, which educate just 7 percent of British children, according to statistics compiled by the British Parliament. Advocates of greater social mobility point to the education system as the key to loosening the grip of a wealthy elite. Some lament the demise of Britain’s academically rigorous grammar schools, where pupils were selected by exam at age 11. As engines of upward mobility, grammar schools worked. A list of Britain’s Nobel Prize winners in science over the past 35 years includes the sons of mechanics, gas fitters and stonemasons as well as doctors and academics. Ten out of 18 British laureates since 1979 attended grammar school. But the grammar schools were largely abolished in the 1970s. Now middle-class parents with means move to areas with the best state schools, or send their kids to private schools. In the end, British society faces a fundamental problem: For talented poor people to succeed, some less talented rich people will have to fail. “If you talk about having a more meritocratic society … we would have to have much more downward mobility than we do,” said sociologist John Goldthorpe. And there’s the rub. Downward mobility: Who’s going to campaign on that?


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for rs waiting 16,000 customeservice, heat crews to restore

to task Gas Co. taken New Mexico lack of alert system over shortage,

l makers gril State law r gas crisis utility ove

out 300 has sent by the city’s Traffic systems fines. people ticketed Redflex paid their alerting haven’t notices notices that they of those speed SUV say 20 percent FILE PHOTO MEXICAN Officials error. NEW were in

City flubs accounting of fees for speed SUV citations paid people who Dozens of default notices were sent By Julie Ann


Mexican Fe by the Santa got nailed SUV” doing about Joseph Sovcik “speed Street Galisteo on stretch of Police Department’s School early a 25 mph 38 mph on Elementary last year. near E.J. Martinez the city morning check, and got a a Saturday he the fine by Sovcik paid in early December, fee because Then fora penalty cashed it. would be he owed letter saying late, and his case was his check a collections agency. who were of people later warded to of dozens SUV, paid up and He’s one by the speednotices of default. ticketed erroneous Robbin acknowledged Trafreceived Anthony Santa Fe Police Capt. problems in the he’s corsaid the accounting Program and exact number fic OperationsHe’s not sure the STOP not, but rected them. paid their automated they had who the of people got letters stating calls about tickets and he got many phone he admittedthis year. includfrom issue early of the default notices, resulted A number by Sovcik, mailed to the received or ing the onemade at City Hall the bank but not into Robpayments keeping, were deposited early city that to police for record during the forwarded Others originated Page A-9 said. bin CITATIONS, Please see

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living from the neighborshortage their through natural-gas about the Co. crews came report MondayMexico Gas a TV news by when New MEXICAN NEW listen to passed in They were BY NATALIE GUILLÉN/THE Residents Ellen Cavanaugh, VilPueblo. PHOTOS Pajarito housemate, San Ildefonso relight pilots. and his lage, outside home near gas lines and John Hubbard to clear their frigid San Ildefonso room of the weekend post Pueblo, hopes hood over signs in their of having gas service Matlock back By Staci turned Mexican have The New on. Despite Gas Co. may calls repeated ew Mexico in its power Mexico left more to New some done everything crisis that Gas Co., are to avert the homes and busifew residents than 25,000 gas for the last still depending natural the emerwoodon their stoves, nesses without or ask it didn’t communicate burning and days, but enough to its customers have, fireplaces gency fast help when it should Energy for space heaters the state on the House said for warmth. legislators


Committee some Resources and Natural the comMonday. also asked in towns The committeeclaims offices help resito better pany to establish the crisis affected by will be seeking compensation natural-gas during the dents who suffered Gas Co. officials for losses Mexico link on the outage. New phone line and running. said a claimswebsite is up and New Mexico company’s than two hours, legislators’ For more answered week’s caused last Gas representatives about whatduring bitterly cold questions Natural from El Pasothe huge service interruption An official weather. that manages gas across company Gas, the pipeline delivering interstate also spoke. a lot more the Southwest, Gas purchased New Mexico Page A-10 CRISIS, Please see State 2011 LEGISLATURE cut for the

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in North16,000 people without natural among the were still They are days of Mexico whohomes, despite five expected ern New their snow Constable With more than 20 perand Anne gas for heating Matlock less temperatures. relit freezing a fourth of Taos and had been Mexican Ellen Cavatoday, only Arriba County villages Gas Co. put and his housemate, their fireplacetheir cent of Rio New Mexico and pipefitin front of John Hubbard Near on Monday. plumbers huddled by noon stay warm. plea to to licensed naugh, were trying to on meters. out a message morning away them turn Monday they’ve posted a handwritten do not go ters to help Lucia Sanchez, public-information front gate, saying, “Please Page A-10 Meanwhile, FAMILIES, the gas company,us with no gas.” 75, live in PajaPlease see leave both again and San Ildefonso and Cavanaugh, Hubbard small inholding on a rito Village, west of the Rio Grande. Pueblo just

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2011 Lexus CT200h - Recent Lexus trade! Factory Certified with 100k mile warranty, hybrid 42+ mpg, 1 owner clean CarFax, forget Prius for $23,841. Call 505-216-3800.



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2007 TOYOTA FJ CRUZIER 4x4. Cruz in this one. Speaks for itself! $19,288. Call 505-473-1234.

2006 LEXUS RX 330 - WOW! only 62k miles, AWD, fully loaded w/ Navigation, clean CarFax, absolutely pristine $19,341

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2011 SUBARU Outback - just 17k miles!, AWD, single owner clean CarFax, awesome fuel economy, excellent condition $21,871 2012 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED 4WD Sport. certified CARFAX ONE owner vehicle. $33,000. Schedule a test drive today, 505-629-1357.

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2011 HONDA CR-V EX-L - another 1owner Lexus trade-in, AWD, leather, moonroof, clean CarFax, don’t miss this one! $20, HONDA INSIGHT 2010 HYBRID. 44 mpg hwy mileage. One owner, well maintained. New tires under warranty. Great condition. 73,500 miles. Comes with Insight car cover! 505-501-2838.

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2010 SUBARU IMPREZA SEDAN 2.5I PREMIUM. Handles exceptionally in snow and ice. $24,500. Schedule a test drive today, 505629-1357.

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2010 NISSAN 370Z ROADSTER. Low miles and tons of fun! 18,598 miles. Manual transmission, high performance tires, $32,999. Schedule a test drive today.

2012 TOYOTA VENZA Wagon V6 AWD. Tons of upgrades! $24,975. Schedule a test drive today, 505629-1357. 2008 Land Rover Range Rover HSE. Another Lexus trade-in! low miles, clean CarFax, must see to appreciate, absolutely gorgeous $31,921. Call 505-216-3800.



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Another One Owner, Local, Carfax, 29,537 Miles, Automatic, Garaged, Non-Smoker, Every Service Record, X-keys, Manuals, Extended Warranty, Every Option, Pristine, Sooo Intoxicating Beautiful. $31,950. WE PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR YOUR VEHICLE! VIEW VEHICLE Paul 505-983-4945

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2005.5 AUDI A4 3.2 QUATRO. 63k miles. One owner. Always garaged. No accidents. Leather seats, navigation, cold-weather package, sports package, Bose stereo, Xenon headlights. $13,250. 505-577-5342

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sfnm«classifieds LEGALS NEW MEXICO SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE NEW MEXICO SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF The Board of Regents of the New Mexico School for the Deaf will have a Regular Board of Regents’ meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 21, 2014 in the Pat Payne Room, James A. Little Theatre, NMSD Campus, 1060 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM. If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a special service, such as an interpreter or amplifier, to participate in the meeting or if you need the agenda or minutes put in an accessible format, please call 476-6302, V/TTY.



g meetings are a vehicle for people to learn more about the school, raise questions and give input.

p p p tection; construction of two diversion structures, which include precast concrete boxes, steel pipe trash racks, manual slide gates, Board of Regents and approximately New Mexico School 110 feet of 24-inch for the Deaf corrugated HDPE Legal #96361 pipe. Published in The San- Legal #96468 ta Fe New Mexican on Published in The SanFebruary 11 2014 ta Fe New Mexican on February 11 2014

The Board of Regents of the New Mexico School for the Deaf values and recognizes the importance of effective communication with the school’s stakeholders. Accordingly, it welcomes and encourages participation at its meetings which are subject to the Open The Meetings Act.

REQUEST FOR BIDS: Reconstruction of D-5 Diversion Dam Sealed Bids must be received by the Nacimiento Community Ditch Association, Cuba, NM 87013, attention Mark Martinez, no later than 12:30 pm local time on February 27, 2014, which will be publicly opened immediately afterward. A pre-bid meeting will be held at 10:00 am local time, February 18, 2014 in Cuba. For bidding documents and construction plans, prospective bidders can contact Weston Solutions, Inc., 3840 Commons Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505-837-6524), attention Sonny Cooper. Work includes: Installation of a 174foot long steel sheet pile diversion dam with gabion, reno mattress, and loose riprap erosion pro-



REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS PROPOSAL NUMBER ’14/25/P Proposals will be received by the City of Santa Fe and shall be delivered to the City of Santa Fe Purchasing Office, 2651 Siringo Road Building "H" Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 until 2:00 P.M. local prevailing time, March 7, 2014. Any proposal received after this deadline will not be considered. This proposal is for the purpose of procuring professional services for the following: PUBLIC TRANSIT MASTER PLAN The proponent’s attention is directed to the fact that all applicable Federal Laws, State Laws, Municipal


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LEGALS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS PROPOSAL NUMBER ’14/26/P Proposals will be received by the City of Santa Fe and shall be delivered to the City of Santa Fe Purchasing Office, 2651 Siringo Road Building "H" Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 until 2:00 P.M. local prevailing time, March 11, 2014. Any proposal received after this deadline will not be considered. This proposal is for the purpose of procuring professional services for the following:

The City of Santa Fe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or national origin. The successful proponent will be required to conform to the Equal Opportuni- GOLF COURSE MANty Employment regu- AGEMENT SERVICES lations. The proponent’s atProposals may be tention is directed to held for sixty (60) the fact that all applidays subject to ac- cable Federal Laws, tion by the City. The State Laws, Municipal City reserves the Ordinances, and the right to reject any of rules and regulations all proposals in part of all authorities havor in whole. Proposal ing jurisdiction over packets are available said item shall apply by contacting: Shir- to the proposal ley Rodriguez, City of throughout, and they Santa Fe, Purchasing will be deemed to be Office, 2651 Siringo included in the proRoad, Building "H" posal document the Santa Fe, New Mexi- same as though hereco, 87505, (505) 955- in written out in full. 5711. The City of Santa Fe is Robert Rodarte, Pur- an Equal Opportunity chasing Officer Employer and all Legal #96465 qualified applicants Published in The Santa Fe New Mexican on February 11 2014 Continued...

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LEGALS q pp will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or national origin. The successful proponent will be required to conform to the Equal Opportunity Employment regulations. Proposals may be held for sixty (60) days subject to action by the City. The City reserves the right to reject any of all proposals in part or in whole. Proposal packets are available by contacting: Shirley Rodriguez, City of Santa Fe, Purchasing Office, 2651 Siringo Road, Building "H" Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87505, (505) 9555711. Robert Rodarte, Purchasing Officer Legal #96469 Published in The Santa Fe New Mexican on February 11 2014 STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF SANTA FE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT Case No. 2013-01670




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Lot Three (3), Block Eight (8), LAS ACEQUIAS SUBDIVISION, PHASE 2, UNIT 1, as shown on plat entitled ’Final Subdivision Plat and Final Development Plan’, recorded In the Office of the County Clerk, Santa Fe County, New Mexico in Plat Book 156, Page 40, as Document No. 575,537.

Unless you serve a pleading or motion in response to the comDefendants. plaint in said cause on or before 30 days after the last publicaNOTICE OF SUIT tion date, judgment by default will be enSTATE OF New Mexico tered against you. to the above-named Defendants Jimmy A. Respectfully SubmitAvila, Elizabeth Avila, ted, Mary Ann Sanchez, THE CASTLE LAW Arlene Avila and The GROUP, LLC Unknown Spouse of Josie S. Avila, if any. /s/ E. Aimeé González GREETINGS: You are ( e hereby notified that signed) the above-named E. Aimeé González Plaintiff has filed a 20 First Plaza NW, civil action against Suite 602 you in the above- Albuquerque, NM entitled Court and 87102 cause, the general Telephone: (505) 848object thereof being 9500 to foreclose a mort- Fax: (505) 848-9516 gage on property lo- Attorney For Plaintiff cated at 1295 Senda Del Valle, Santa Fe, NM13-01715_FC01 NM 87507, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, Legal #96494 said property being Published in The Sanmore particularly de- ta Fe New Mexican on February 4, 11 and 18, 2014.


The New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange (NMHIX) is soliciting responses from qualified offerors that are able to provide Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) services during the Design, Development and Implementation (DDI) of the NMHIX system. The Contractor should be able to assess whether NMHIX and its partners are on track to implement the requisite technology for the NMHIX in time for enrolling consumers into qualified health plans (QHPs) by October 1 2014, as well as meeting all the other specified requirements for Exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. More information can be found at: m / v e n d o r e m p l o y m e n t pportunities/vendoropportunities/. Legal#96255 Published in the Santa Fe New Mexican January 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, February 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 2014

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TIME OUT Horoscope


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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014: This year you seem more in tune with various elements of your day-to-day life. You show your appreciation to the people who make your life better. Cancer can be so emotional at times. ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Opportunities will pop up from out of the blue, but conflict might surround whatever path you choose. Tonight: A must appearance. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH Your ability to communicate emerges, which allows greater give-and-take between you and others. Tonight: Hang out with friends. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH You could be far more in tune with the potential of a money and/or business offer than the person presenting the idea. Tonight: Your treat. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH You will be in a situation that allows you to look past the obvious. A higher-up could create additional tension in a meeting. Tonight: Feeling great. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH You might want to do something very differently once you gain an understanding of what is happening around you. Tonight: Not to be found. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHH You might want to take action regarding a loved one. As a result, the two of you will see eye to eye far more than you have thought. Tonight: Only where the action is.

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: ACT YOUR AGE Each answer is a seven-letter word that ends in “-age.” (e.g., Distance a team moves forward in football. Answer: Yardage.) FRESHMAN LEVEL 1. Waste material that you are throwing away. Answer________ 2. The ability to do something that frightens you. Answer________ 3. A decoration made of flowers that a woman wears on a dress. Answer________

5. Massive slaughter, as in war; a massacre. Answer________ 6. The process of flowing slowly into or out of something. Answer________ PH.D. LEVEL 7. Violent, frenzied behavior. Answer________ 8. A feeling of anger caused by being offended. Answer________

GRADUATE LEVEL 4. To make an unpleasant or painful feeling less severe. Answer________

9. To indicate or warn of a future occurrence. Answer________


1. Garbage. 2. Courage. 3. Corsage. 4. Assuage. 5. Carnage. 6. Seepage. 7. Rampage. 8. Umbrage. 9. Presage.

SCORING: 18 points — congratulations, doctor; 15 to 17 points — honors graduate; 10 to 14 points — you’re plenty smart, but no grind; 4 to 9 points — you really should hit the books harder; 1 point to 3 points — enroll in remedial courses immediately; 0 points — who reads the questions to you? (c) 2013 Ken Fisher


LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHHH You might not want to know what is ailing a higher-up. You’ll see a situation with far more openness than others, which will make you the leader. Tonight: Out late.

Wife’s behavior is not trustworthy Dear Annie: A few years ago, my wife went out of town for a conference. A month after she returned, I was on our computer and noticed that she hadn’t logged out of her email. My curiosity got the best of me, and I saw that she had traded emails with an old boyfriend. I then discovered that the two of them had met while she was at the conference. One of her last emails to him said, “I still have feelings for you.” On the advice of a marriage counselor, I was direct with her about it. She claimed nothing happened and that they only met for dinner and said she would never contact him again. She also was angry that I had invaded her privacy. Last year, my wife and I hit a rough patch. I got suspicious of her behavior and checked her cellphone. I saw that she had exchanged multiple texts with this same guy. Again, she claims nothing happened, the texts were innocent and I had no right to snoop. My wife knows the password to my email, and I never lock my cellphone. All of my communication is an open book. Meanwhile, she now locks her phone and has multiple email accounts. I understand the need for a little privacy, but I don’t believe you should be hiding things in a committed relationship. My wife is angry that I don’t trust her, and I’m having trouble dealing with this. Any advice? — Broken Up Dear Broken: We don’t trust your wife, either. She promised not to contact this man again and then did so and hid it from you. She locks her phone and has multiple email accounts to which you apparently do not have the passwords. Worse, to deflect blame, she accuses you of snooping. There may not have been a sexual affair, but it definitely sounds like an emotional attachment. Please go back to your counselor and

Sheinwold’s bridge

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHH You might want to head in a new direction. Get feedback from those who embrace more progressive thinking. Tonight: Read between the lines. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH You tend to be very sympathetic to a family member who often wants to share his or her feelings. Tonight: Why not go for some fun? CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH You might want to be more direct with someone, but on some level you fear this person’s reaction. You intuitively know what to say. Tonight: Hang out. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHH Your nurturing side emerges. Listen to others, and you will know how to handle a problem. Honor a change, and be more forthright. Tonight: Make it early. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH Your imagination will lead to some fun as you start to share your thoughts. Someone close to you could find you humorous. Tonight: Let your hair down. 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 TO PLAY Hint: Force checkmate. Solution: 1. Qg5ch! Kh8 2. Qh6! (threatens both Qxf8 mate and Qxh7 mate)! [Hort-Portisch ’73].

Today in history Today is Tuesday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2014. There are 323 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in history: On Feb. 11, 1812, Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry signed a redistricting law favoring his Democratic-Republican Party — giving rise to the term “gerrymandering.”

Hocus Focus

ask your wife to come with you. The two of you need a refresher course on how to make your marriage work and regain trust. Dear Annie: I own a small casual restaurant in a small town. People order at the counter and then take their food to a table to eat. In the past couple of years, I’ve noticed more people bringing in food from other establishments and eating at our place. I don’t understand why people think it’s OK to take advantage of an eating establishment like this. Don’t they realize that the owner is paying for the incidental items they use, such as napkins? Don’t they see that they are taking up space that could be used by people who are actually helping to pay the bills incurred by the restaurant? Am I looking at the situation in the wrong way? — No Free Lunch Dear No: We suspect most people have no clue that this is an inconvenience to you. There are some establishments that allow people to sit for extended lengths of time without ordering, but we know of none that encourage you to bring your own food. Most restaurants require a minimum order to justify the use of the space. We suggest you implement this policy with a sign at each table and at the cash register. You may have to approach flouters with a bill, but word will get around. Dear Annie: This is for “Tired,” who does all the cooking for the holiday meals and then gets stuck with the cleanup, too. I have a good friend in the same situation. She is on good terms with all of her family members, but they never helped or knew what to do. So she wrote up duties, put them on little pieces of paper and placed the pieces into a nice dish. When each guest arrived, they picked out a paper and read their duty for that meal. They loved it, and she was not so worn out. — DLT



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