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Gaps in repeat DWI offender’s history lead to confusion Despite multiple drunken-driving convictions, a Santa Fe man arrested on Christmas Eve convinced a judge in 2009 to let him keep driving. LOCAL NewS, B-1

Artist Brett Chomer points to where he is bolting down the Don Diego de Vargas statue to its base outside his studio on Thursday. Chomer is restoring the 550-pound statue, which was defaced and damaged recently at Cathedral Park. JANE PHILLIPS/THE NEW MEXICAN

More than 5,000 unemployed will stop receiving extended payments

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fearless Don Diego de Vargas reclaimed Santa Fe from the Pueblo Indians in 1692. But a life-size bronze statue of the Spanish conquistador was no match for modern-day vandals. Since the statue was installed in downtown’s Cathedral Park in 2007, it has been fractured, defaced, sprayed with graffiti and, most recently, nearly knocked off its pedestal. The damage was so bad that the city was forced to pluck the statue out of the park with a crane and haul it away in the back of a pickup for repairs. “It was broken up pretty bad,” said Gilbert Romero, past president of Los Caballeros DeVargas, the religious and civic organization that led the effort to install the statue. “They broke the sword and other stuff on it,” he said. “The piece they broke off, they took it with them.” The statue, now at Brett Chomer Studio, eventually will be reinstalled in the park with a reinforced pedestal, city Parks Director Ben Gurule said. “One of the guys, when he was cleaning around the wall, he noticed that somebody had been prying it off,” Gurule said. “Good thing we caught it because it looked like they were probably planning to steal it. Nowadays, they’re stealing everything that’s made out of metal and scrapping it.” However, Romero said the sheer size of the statue, which weighs about 550 pounds, would make it hard to steal. “I think what they were trying to do is knock it down,” he

By Bruce Krasnow The New Mexican

“As soon as those repairs are made, we will reinstall the piece in Cathedral Park,” she said. The bronze restoration work will cost less than $2,000, she said. The statue, atop a 2-foot base, is based on a portrait of de Vargas and portrays him slightly taller than his reported height of

With New Mexico still teetering on the edge of recession, more than 5,000 job hunters are set to lose their unemployment benefits since Congress has decided not to extend an emergency program meant to get workers through the recession “Nationwide, we are all watching. The benefits are set to end Dec. 31,” said Joy Forehand, deputy director of the state Department of Workforce Solutions. Workers who involuntarily lose a job are entitled to up to six months of unemployment benefits, which are paid through an insurance premium program assessed to businesses. The money is meant to stabilize family incomes — and the economy — while workers look for new employment. But because of the high jobless levels during the recession, emergency unemployment benefits were instituted by President George W. Bush in 2008 and paid by the federal government. Since then, the federal government offered repeated extensions, each lasting a period of several months — and some workers have collected compensation for 99 weeks. The program has paid out $225 billion in benefits, according to The Washington Post. A further extension of benefits was left out of the bipartisan federal budget agreement reached this month, though advocates point out that it takes the average job hunter almost eight months to get hired, compared to less than five months before the recession. “Even though those benefits are modest, it’s what puts food on the table and pays the heating bills,” Christine Owens, executive director of the National

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Orlando Sena of Shidoni Art Services maneuvers the statue of Don Diego de Vargas into place while Roger Lamoreaux places it in Cathedral Park with a crane in preparation for its dedication on June 3, 2007. NEW MEXICAN FILE PHOTO

said. “It’s too heavy to walk off with it.” Debra Garcia y Griego, executive director of the city Arts Commission, said the Parks Department notified her about six weeks ago that the sculpture was loose on its base. “We did feel that it was a hazard for both the piece and potentially for somebody who might pull on it or bump into it,” she said. The artist, Donna Quastoff, agreed on the repairs “that are in progress now,” Garcia y Griego said.

Snowboarding loses its cool

Poll: Americans hope for a better year in 2014

By Chuck Slothower The Durango Herald

DURANGO, Colo. — Snowboarding could be going the way of Bill Clinton, the rock band Pearl Jam and Yahoo Mail — still around, but not quite as relevant as in the 1990s. Snowboarding’s popularity has slipped across the nation as younger skiers embrace modern twin-tip skis that are easier to turn and more maneuverable. Snowboarding participation fell 4.5 percent during the past five years, while skiing grew 6.7 percent, according to the National Ski Areas Association. Snowboarders fell to 30 percent of resort visitors in 2011-12, down from a peak of 33 percent in 2009-10. Ski industry insiders attribute the drop in part to ski manufacturers taking some pointers from snowboard makers. Modern skis are

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Seiya Bowen of Albuquerque snowboards at Ski Santa Fe earlier this season. LUIS SÁNCHEZ SATURNO/THE NEW MEXICAN

wider, with rocker shapes, deep side cuts and other innovations that originated in snowboard designs. Twin-tip skis have curved-up tips and tails. “Definitely, skiing has benefited from

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WASHINGTON — Large number of Americans see 2013 as anything but a banner year and aren’t reluctant to wave goodbye on New Year’s Eve, a new AP-Times Square poll says, reflecting anxiety stretching from the corridors of power in Washington to corporate boardrooms, statehouses, and city and town halls. Although the poll also shows that people generally are looking forward to the new year with optimism and no blatant sense of foreboding, it also unmasks pent-up

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worries about international crises and instability, and concerns at home about the standard of living, health care and schools. The following is what the public thought of 2013:

good year or good riddance? On the whole, Americans rate their own experience in 2013 more positively than negatively, but when asked to assess the year for the United States or the world at large, things turn sour. u All told, 32 percent say 2013

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FORT MILL, S.C. d Currie holds one of his world-record Carolina Reaper peppers by the stem, which looks like the tail of a scorpion. On the other end is the bumpy, oily, fire-engine red fruit with a punch of heat nearly as potent as most pepper sprays used by police. Last month, The Guinness Book of World Records decided Currie’s peppers were the hottest on Earth, ending a more than four-year drive to prove no one grows a more scorching chili. The heat of Currie’s peppers was certified by students at Winthrop University who test food as part of their undergraduate classes. But whether Currie’s peppers are truly the world’s hottest is a question that one scientist said can never be known. The heat of a pepper depends not just on the plant’s genetics, but also where it is grown, said Paul Bosland, director of the Chile Pepper Institute at New Mexico State University. And the heat of a pepper is more about being macho than seasoning. “You have to think of chili heat like salt. A little bit improves the flavor, but a lot ruins it,” Bosland said. Some ask Currie if the record should be given to the single hottest pepper tested instead of the mean taken over a whole batch. After all, Usain Bolt isn’t considered the

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world’s fastest man because of his average time over several races. But Currie shakes off those questions. “What’s the sense in calling something a record if it can’t be replicated? People want to be able to say they ate the world’s hottest pepper,” Currie said. The record is for the hottest batch of Currie’s peppers that was tested, code name HP22B for “Higher Power, Pot No. 22, Plant B.” Currie said he has peppers from other pots and other plants that have comparable heat. The science of hot peppers centers around chemical compounds called capsaicinoids. The higher concentration the hotter the pepper, said Cliff Calloway, the Winthrop University professor whose students tested Currie’s peppers. The heat of a pepper is measured in Scoville Heat Units. Zero is bland, and a regular jalapeno pepper registers around 5,000 on the Scoville scale. Currie’s world record batch of Carolina Reapers comes in at 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units, with an individual pepper measured at 2.2 million. Pharmacist Wilbur Scoville devised the scale 100 years ago, taking a solution of sugar and water to dilute an extract made from the pepper. A scientist would then taste the solution and dilute it again and again until the heat was no longer detected. So the rating depended on a scientist’s tongue, a technique that Callo-

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BANGUI, Central African Republic — Elodiane Baalbe hid underneath her bed as gunfire echoed around her on Christmas Day in the capital of Central African Republic. When it finally died down on Thursday, she made a dash for safety, hiding behind houses as she fled her neighborhood. On her way out she passed the calcified car of a unit of Chadian peacekeepers, the charred body of one soldier still upright in the vehicle inside. The sight was so horrifying that she looked away immediately. “I had my 3-year-old on my back. I looked for a second, and then I kept running,” she said. A total of six Chadian soldiers from the African Union peacekeeping force were killed on Christmas Day in the Gobongo neighborhood of the capital. Their destroyed car, with at least one body still inside, had not been removed a day later, underscoring how dangerous this chaotic country has become, even for the international forces tasked with pacifying it, said African Union spokesman Eloi Yao. As the African Union was struggling to secure the crime scene, they discovered another: Close to the presidential palace, peacekeepers discovered a mass grave. “We found around 20 bodies in a state of decomposition in an area that we call Panthers’ Hill. The 20 were scattered in different graves in a small area. You found five bodies in one hole, three in another,

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way is glad is no longer necessary. “I haven’t tried Ed’s peppers. I am afraid to,” Calloway said. “I bite into a jalapeno — that’s too hot for me.” Now, scientists separate the capsaicinoids from the rest of the peppers and use liquid chromatography to detect the exact amount of the compounds. A formula then converts the readings into Scoville’s old scale. The world record is nice, but it’s just part of Currie’s grand plan. He’s been interested in peppers all his life. He also is determined to build his company, PuckerButt Pepper Company, into something that will let the 50-year-old entrepreneur retire before his young kids grow up. Currie’s world record has created quite a stir in the world of chiliheads,

said Ted Barrus, a blogger from Astoria, Ore., who has developed a following among hot pepper fans by videotaping himself eating the hottest peppers in the world and posting the videos on YouTube under the name Ted The Fire Breathing Idiot. Barrus said Currie’s news has other growers sending him peppers that seem hotter than the Carolina Reaper on his tongue, although they will await scientific testing. That’s fine with Currie. He knew the record would be challenged quickly and has sent off what he thinks are even hotter batches to the students at Winthrop University to test. “Nobody is going to grow hotter peppers than Ed Currie,” he said.

In late January, Obama will give his fifth State of the Union address, setting his agenda for the final stretch before the 2014 midterm elections, in which all of the House and one-third of the Senate are on the ballot.

African leaders push for South Sudan peace talks JUBA, South Sudan — African leaders tried Thursday to advance peace talks between South Sudan’s president and political rivals he accuses of attempting a coup to topple the government of the world’s newest country. As fighting persisted in parts of South Sudan’s oil-producing region, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn had “a constructive dialogue” with South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, according to Kiir’s foreign minister. But the fugitive former deputy president who now leads renegade troops was not represented, and no political breakthrough emerged. The next round of meetings will be held in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, where regional leaders under a bloc known as IGAD are to meet Friday to discuss a report from Thursday’s meeting, South Sudanese Foreign Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin said. Kiir agreed “in principle” to stop hostilities and to negotiate with former Vice President Riek Machar, who is expected to be formally invited by IGAD to attend upcoming peace talks, said Benjamin, who offered no details. It was not possible to reach Machar, as his known phone numbers were switched off.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited a controversial shrine to World War II dead, including 14 convicted war criminals, ignoring U.S. advice against gestures bound to strain already tense relations with neighbors China and South Korea. Abe told Japanese news media the visit was intended “to report the progress of the first year of my administration and convey my resolve to build an era in which the people will never again suffer the ravages of war.” But the visit drew immediate rebuke from Beijing and Seoul, where officials fear Japan’s nationalist leader is steering his country back to the militarism of the war years and those preceding it. China’s Foreign Ministry summoned the Japanese ambassador in Beijing to formally protest Abe’s visit to the Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo, the first by a sitting prime minister since 2006. The visit “has created major new political obstacles for already strained Sino-Japanese relations, and China won’t ever tolerate it,” Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a statement. Abe’s visit and the first anniversary of his second term as prime minister also coincided with events in China commemorating the 120th birthday of late leader Mao Zedong. Relations between the two Asian economic giants have been increasingly tense since Japan’s purchase last year of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea that Tokyo claims as the Senkakus and Beijing as the Diaoyus. China last month retaliated by pronouncing an air defense identification zone over the disputed islands and demanding that any aircraft overflying the region inform Beijing authorities of their flight plans. South Korean Culture Minister Yoo Jin Ryong deplored Abe’s visit to the shrine, which he said “glorifies Japan’s history of militaristic aggression and colonial rule.” “The United States is disappointed that Japan’s leadership has taken an action that will exacerbate tensions with Japan’s neighbors,” the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo said in a statement that first described Japan as “a valued ally and friend.” In an extensive discussion of his visit published by the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, Abe attributed the criticism of neighbors and allies to “misunderstanding that a visit to Yasukuni Shrine is an act of worshiping war criminals.” “I came today to express my determination and pledge to build an era in which people will not suffer from the horrors of war,” Abe said. “I haven’t the slightest intention of hurting the feelings of people in China and South Korea.”

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HONOLULU — Rounding out a tough and frustrating year, President Barack Obama signed a bipartisan budget deal Thursday easing spending cuts and a defense bill cracking down on sexual assault in the military, as the president and Congress began pivoting to the midterm election year ahead. Obama put his signature on both hard-fought bills while vacationing in Hawaii, where he has been regrouping with his family since Saturday. The bill signing marks one of Obama’s last official acts in a year beset by a partial government shutdown, a near-default by the Treasury, a calamitous health care rollout and near-perpetual congressional gridlock. Although the budget deal falls short of the grand bargain that Obama and congressional Republicans once aspired to, it ends the cycle of fiscal brinkmanship — for now — by preventing another shutdown for nearly two more years. But the rare moment of comity may be shortlived. Hanging over the start of the year is a renewed fight over raising the nation’s borrowing limit, which the Treasury says must be resolved by late February or early March to avert an unprecedented U.S. default. Both sides are positioning behind customary hard-line positions, with Republicans insisting they want concessions before raising the debt limit and Obama insisting he won’t negotiate.

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for an abused boy’s welfare in the late 1990s. “He’s been in prison 18 months for a crime he didn’t commit and couldn’t commit under the law,” said his attorney, Thomas Bergstrom. “It’s incredible what happened to this man.” Lynn, 62, is serving a three- to six-year prison sentence after his child-endangerment conviction last year. His lawyers hoped for his immediate release Thursday from the state prison in Waymart, but the appeals court denied the request, instead sending the bail issue back to the trial court. Prosecutors vowed to oppose bail and to challenge the 43-page opinion. “Because we will be appealing, the conviction still stands for now, and the defendant cannot be lawfully released until

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PHILADELPHIA — A Roman Catholic Church official who has been jailed for more than a year for his handling of priest sexabuse complaints had his landmark conviction reversed and was ordered released Thursday. A three-judge Superior Court panel unanimously rejected prosecution arguments that Monsignor William Lynn, the first U.S. church official ever charged or convicted for the handling of clergy-abuse complaints, was legally responsible

the end of the process,” District Attorney Seth Williams said in a statement. His office contended at trial that Lynn Monsignor William Lynn reassigned known predators to new parishes in Philadelphia while he was the archdiocese’s secretary for clergy from 1992 to 2004. Lynn’s conviction stems from the case of one priest, Edward Avery, found to have abused a child in 1998 after such a transfer. Victims’ groups blasted the reversal. “We know thousands of betrayed Catholics and wounded victims will be disheartened by this news,” said David Cloches, director of the

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. Lynn’s attorneys have long argued that the state’s childendangerment law at the time applied only to parents and caregivers, not supervisors like Lynn. Common Pleas Judge M. Teresa Sarmina had rejected their argument and sent the case to trial. Sarmina concluded that Lynn perhaps drafted a 1994 list of accused priests to try to address the clergy abuse problem. But when Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua had the list destroyed, Lynn chose to stick around — and keep quiet, she said. A copy of the list was found years later in a safe and was repeatedly shown at trial. Sarmina, in sentencing Lynn in July 2012, had said the church administrator had “enabled monsters in clerical garb … to

Activists: Syria will let food into rebel town of hunger-related illnesses by September, said activists. The agreement also demanded rebels hand over their heavy weapons and that only registered residents of Moadamiyeh may remain in the town, in a condition likely to thin rebel ranks. “There’s sadness inside us, but we raised the flag because nobody helped us, nobody extended their hands to us,” said a Moadamiyeh resident who identified only as Ahmad, fearing retribution from Syrian security forces. “We are ready to save the lives of [hungry] children. There’s no bread in Moadamiyeh. For three months, there’s been not even a grain of rice,” he said. The Syrian national flag of red, black and white stripes with two green stars could be seen from a distance flying over a water tanker, according to footage broadcast on a Lebanon-based news channel. That flag is often associated with the ruling Baath party, and many rebels fighting Assad use

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plaints against dozens of priests. Williams, her successor, revisited the issue when new accusers came forward under new laws that extended the time limits and added church or school supervisors to the list of people who could be charged. Williams filed the novel child-endangerment case against Lynn, while charging three other priests and a teacher of sexually abusing children. Three of them have been convicted while the jury deadlocked in the fourth case. Lynn’s trial lasted several months, although a majority of the testimony involved victim testimony from earlier, uncharged priest-abuse cases, much of it graphic. Sarmina allowed the jury to hear that evidence to let prosecutors show the pattern of behavior by Lynn and other church officials.

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residents will protect it. They will carry weapons and set up checkpoints to prevent the entrance of strangers who came from around the world to destroy our country,” said Nakhleh in an interview with the Lebanonbased Al-Mayadeen TV. He added that state institutions will gradually return to normal work and all gates will be opened in order for food and other stuff to enter the town so that life returns to normal.

destroy the souls of children,” rather than stand up to his bishop. Lynn told the judge: “I did not intend any harm to come to [the boy]. The fact is, my best was not good enough to stop that harm.” Lynn’s supporters believe he was made a scapegoat for the church’s sins. Nonetheless, Bergstrom said his client hopes to return to ministry and has enjoyed support of the current Philadelphia archbishop, Charles J. Chaput, who twice visited him in prison. Lynn had left the archdiocesan hierarchy for parish work after he featured prominently in a damning 2005 grand jury report into the priest-abuse scandal. Then-District Attorney Lynne Abraham concluded that too much time had passed to charge anyone criminally despite decades of abuse com-

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2014: Top moment in pop culture was birth of a prince Continued from Page A-1 was a better year for them than 2012, while 20 percent say it was worse and 46 percent say the two years were really about the same. Young people were more apt to see improvement: 40 percent of people under age 30 called 2013 a better year than 2012, compared with 25 percent of people age 65 or older. u The public splits evenly on how the year turned out for the country, 25 percent saying it was better than 2012, 25 percent saying it was worse. As with most questions about the state of affairs in the U.S. these days, there’s a sharp partisan divide. Democrats are more apt to say the U.S. turned out better in 2013 than 2012 (37 percent) than are Republicans (17 percent). u Thinking about the world at large, 30 percent say 2013 was worse than 2012, while just 20 percent say it was better. But the outlook for the new year is positive: 49 percent think their own fortunes will improve in 2014, 14 percent are anticipating the new year to be a downgrade from the old. Thirty-four percent say they don’t expect much to change. Artist Brett Chomer points to where he is bolting the Don Diego de Vargas statue down to its base outside of his studio on Thursday. Chomer is restoring the statue after vandals tried to knock it over. JANE PHILLIPS/THE NEW MEXICAN

Statue: Surveillance cameras suggested Continued from Page A-1 5 feet, 2 inches tall. The oil painting depicts de Vargas with a pencil mustache, a goatee, thick hair slightly below his shoulders and period attire. He holds a spear in his right hand and a cap in his left. “We went exactly how the history books and that picture display him,” Romero said. “We’re pretty proud of him and what we did.” City Councilor Carmichael Dominguez, who portrayed de Vargas during the 2000 Fiesta de Santa Fe, said the city should try

to “send a message out” that Santa Fe is a respectful community. “Santa Fe has no place for that kind of vandalism,” he said. City Councilor Ron Trujillo, who portrayed de Vargas during the 1994 Fiesta, said the city could consider installing surveillance cameras at Cathedral Park. But vandalism is a problem citywide, he said. Romero said he, too, believes the city could install surveillance cameras at the park. “It’s sad that this happens,” he said. “My personal belief, I know it’s not somebody that’s local that was brought

up with our traditions. But I can’t say who would’ve done it.” Romero said the Cross of the Martyrs, which commemorates the death of 21 Franciscan friars and Spanish colonists during the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, also has been vandalized almost every year except this one. “They paint that thing all the way to the top. I don’t know how they do it,” he said. “The Caballeros were even tempted to put their own camera up there.” Contact Daniel J. Chacón at 986-3089 or dchacon@sfnewmexican.com.

Snowboarding: Ski industry sees growth Continued from Page A-1 snowboarding,” said John Agnew, owner of Boarding Haus, a Durango retailer of snowboards and skateboards. “They saw how we were floating around, playing on top of the snow, moving through the trees, and they kind of took notice.” Rosanne Pitcher, vice president of marketing and sales at Wolf Creek Ski Area, agreed. “It really made the ski manufacturers look into their products more,” she said. “The skis have just really changed, and they’ve made it a lot more fun. They’re almost like snowboards on each foot.” At Wolf Creek, sales of the snowboard beginner’s special fell 16.5 percent last winter after rising the previous season. Snowboarding, although it still makes up a significant chunk of the market, lately seems to be missing some of its cool. “Since snowboarding has been around for a little while now, maybe it doesn’t quite have the hype it used to have,” Pitcher said. Snowboarding first reached mainstream notice in the 1990s, but its roots trace back at least to the 1970s. Burton Snowboards, an industry pioneer, was founded in 1977. Snowboarding’s growth rose sharply in the 1990s and early 2000s before plateauing in the mid-2000s, according to National Ski Areas Association data. Early snowboarders fought for acceptance amid fears that descending a mountain side-

Despite being significantly less expensive than skiing, snowboarding numbers have dropped off. NEW MEXICAN FILE PHOTO

ways on one plank somehow was malign or dangerous. Agnew grew up ski racing, but he switched to snowboarding about 20 years ago and never looked back. That was when snowboarding was not widely accepted. “I do recall being a thirdclass citizen when I started,” he said. “People were yelling and cussing at me.” Early on, some resorts banned snowboarding, but most eased off when the sport

attracted more paying customers. Now, only three resorts still ban snowboarding: Alta and Deer Valley in Utah, and Mad River Glen in Vermont. Taos Ski Area was a notable holdout before relenting in 2009. Agnew said snowboarding has “kind of flattened out a little bit,” and local shops have noticed the trend. Ski Barn employee Rick Macewen said he’s renting “a lot more skis than snowboards.”

“With the advent of twin-tip skis, a lot more kids are interested in using skis than snowboards,” he said. Ron Thompson, general manager of Second Avenue Sports, said skiers increasingly have gravitated toward park tricks. Skis “can add one more step of gnarliness when you’re doing tricks,” he said. “You can flip and spin, but with skis you can cross them.” Snowboarding has one advantage: a lower entry price. Decent skis cost about $650, but a comparable snowboard can be had for about $300, Thompson said. Ski boots cost about $600, while snowboard boots run $150 to $300. Thompson said he couldn’t explain the price difference between skis and snowboards. “It really doesn’t make much sense,” he said. “The construction’s the same, the materials are the same. Somewhere in the industry, they decided skiers were supposed to be rich. It’s an expensive sport. I blame it on Aspen and Vail.” Dave Byrd, a spokesman for the National Ski Areas Association in Lakewood, said snowboarding might see a resurgence after the Sochi Winter Olympics in February. Olympian Shaun White has been perhaps snowboarding’s most notable ambassador. “There is going to be renewed interest in snowboarding, particularly if the American athletes do well, and they’re expected to,” he said. Thompson said it boils down to personal preference. “It’s all fun, man,” he said.

Where’s the party? Most Americans — 54 percent — say they’ll be ringing in the new year at home, while 1 in 5 are heading to a friend’s or family member’s house. Only 8 percent say they’ll go to a bar, restaurant or other organized event. u Younger Americans are least apt to spend the holiday at home: 39 percent of those under age 30 will celebrate at home, 33 percent at someone else’s home, 13 percent at a bar or other venue. u Regardless of their own time zone, nearly 6 in 10 say they’ll watch at least some of the celebration from New York City’s Times Square.

Countdown companions Wherever they’re spending the holiday, most Americans prefer the company of family. Asked with whom they want to be when the clock strikes midnight, 83 percent name a family member. u On a holiday often sealed with a kiss, nearly 4 in 10 say they most want to be next to their spouse, and 13 percent cite a significant other or romantic interest as a preferred companion. Parents like to be with their children, more than the children like to be with their parents. u Less conventional choices: 2 percent cite their pets, 3 percent God, Jesus or their religious congregation, and less than 1 percent said they wanted to ring it in with their coworkers. u Of course, some opt out altogether: 18 percent say they’re not planning to celebrate on New Year’s Eve, and 9 percent say there’s no one with whom they’d like to party, preferring instead their pillow, TiVo or their own thoughts.

What mattered in news The implementation of the health care law topped the list of the most important news stories of 2013, with 26 percent citing it. In an Associated Press survey of news directors and editors, 45 of 144 journalists surveyed called the health care rollout their top story. In the AP-Times Square poll, the death of Nelson Mandela occurred as the poll was underway. It rose quickly, with 8 percent naming it as the most important news of the year, matching the share citing the federal government’s budget difficulties or shutdown. The budget fight, which led to a partial shutdown of the federal government in October, was rated extremely or very important by 60 percent of Americans, and prompted rare bipartisan agreement. About two-thirds in each major party, 65 percent of Republicans and 63 percent of Democrats, rated it highly important. A majority said the Boston Marathon bombings were extremely or very important, and 47 percent considered the national debate over gun laws that important.

Pop culture: mostly forgettable Miley Cyrus’s MTV Video Music Awards performance. The launch of “Lean In.” Apologies from Paula Deen and Lance Armstrong. Walter White’s exit and the entrance of the Netflix series “House of Cards.” What do they all have in common? More Americans say these pop culture moments were more forgettable than memorable. Just one pop culture moment was deemed more memorable than forgettable: The birth of Prince George to Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate. u Among men, 64 percent called the debate on work-life balance sparked by the book Lean In and other writings forgettable. About half of women agreed. u About 1 in 5 younger Americans said the launch of original programming through streaming services like Netflix or Hulu was a memorable moment, about doubling the share among those age 50 and up. u Residents of the West were more likely than others to consider memorable the San Francisco “Batkid” (31 percent) or the final season of the series Breaking Bad”(19 percent). The AP-Times Square New Year’s Eve Poll was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications from Dec. 5-9 and involved online interviews with 1,367 adults. The survey has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.

Jobless: Job growth in state remains flat compared to rest of U.S. Continued from Page A-1 Employment Law Project, said in a statement. “A lot of people are living on the edge.” Opponents claim the program was part of an emergency effort to help during the recession, not a permanent entitlement. The savings from ending the spending is needed to offset budget spending cuts elsewhere, such as the military, they argue. In New Mexico, the National Employment Law Project estimates the average weekly payment under the extended program is $302 for a 28-week period, with $106 million paid

A further extension of benefits was left out of the federal budget agreement reached this month, though advocates point out that it takes the average job hunter almost eight months to get hired, compared to less than five months before the recession. over the past fiscal year. That money rippled through the New Mexico economy and created almost 1,000 jobs, according to an analysis by the National Employment Law Project. That organization also suggests that the impact extends well beyond the 5,000 to 6,000

now collecting the extended benefits in New Mexico — as another 9,700 people who more recently lost a job might benefit in the coming year. Forehand at Workforce Solutions put the number of unemployed receiving the extra help at 5,400 as of December and said the state is doing all it

can to communicate with those who will be losing the assistance — the unemployment insurance call center is alerted to the situation, and the state will be posting the latest information on the Department of Workforce Solutions website. She added that Congress might come back in January

and authorize back payments, but that won’t help those who won’t be getting benefits the first week of 2014. New Mexico’s unemployment rate stands at 6.4 percent, down from 6.7 percent a year ago. But New Mexico’s job growth is still slower than that in the rest of the United States when you look at the percentage of new jobs compared with the labor force. Between October 2012 and 2013 the state added 1,900 jobs, for instance, but that was just 0.2 percent of the total labor force and ranked 47th in job growth nationally, ahead of only Kentucky and Alabama,

which had smaller gains, and Alaska and the District of Columbia, where jobs were lost, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. “The New Mexico economy has struggled to recover from the recent recession, and has lagged the nation in employment gains over the past four years,” according to a recent report from the Denver branch of the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City. The Washington Post contributed to this report. Contact Bruce Krasnow at brucek@sfnewmexican.com.


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Insurance-cancellation reprieve met with relief Consumers happy to keep old policies despite rising costs By Emery P. Dalesio Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. — A month after President Barack Obama announced people could keep insurance policies slated for cancellation under the federal health overhaul, the reversal has gotten a mixed response from insurers, state regulators and consumers. Many consumers complained in October and November after insurers notified them that their individual policies were being canceled because they did not cover pre-existing conditions, hospitalization, prescription

drugs or seven other basic benefits required under the law. In pitching the overhaul, Obama had long promised that people who liked their policies could keep them. Then Obama announced Nov. 14 that companies could continue existing policies that don’t meet the minimum requirements if state regulators approved. New Mexico decided to allow the continuation of older policies through 2014 even before the Obama administration encouraged it. One insurer that provides coverage to nearly 3,000 people opted against an extension. Older policies are being allowed to continue in 35 other states, either because officials allowed it after Obama’s announcement, decided not to intervene in any way or had

made a decision earlier in the year to extend noncompliant policies for a period of time. Even so, insurers were given a choice of whether to continue the policies, and some declined to do so. In North Carolina, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, which controls about 80 percent of the state’s market, offered to renew plans covering 474,000 people that had been slated for cancellation. North Carolina’s insurance commissioner allowed the company to raise premiums by between 16 percent and 24 percent. Prices on noncompliant policies are rising in other states, as well. Anthem Blue Cross in Maine plans to raise premiums by an average of 12 percent on its no-longer-canceled policies. The Blue Cross provider in

neighboring New Hampshire expects an average 7 percent increase, an amount that is in line with previous years’ premium increases. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois said it would seek undefined price changes. Raleigh attorney Jeff Poley, 42, says he is fine with paying more for his current policy, considering what it would have cost him to switch to a new one. He has been covered with a high-deductible health policy from Blue Cross for the past two years, which currently costs $137 a month. The plan does not cover maternity and some other benefits required under the Affordable Care Act. When he initially received a cancellation notice, Blue Cross said the closest plan that met all of the new federal requirements

would cost nearly twice as much. But after Obama’s announcement, Blue Cross offered to extend Poley’s old plan for another year at $170 a month. His wife is covered by a policy through her law firm. “I was glad for the reprieve, but I would still like a permanent fix because I don’t need abortion coverage, I don’t need maternity coverage,” Poley said. Sabrina Corlette, project director at the Health Policy Institute at Georgetown University, warns that Obama’s decision last month could allow younger people with relatively few health problems to stay on bare-bones policies. That could lead to higher premiums in 2015 to offset insurers’ cost of covering people with more health problems, she said.

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Fourth-graders Heaven Jackson, left, and Precious Reed use blues lyrics in their studies at Tunica Elementary School in Tunica, Miss. PHOTOS BY ROGELIO V. SOLIS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Singing the blues at school Mississippi children learn through music By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press

TUNICA, Miss. n cotton country a couple of miles east of the Mississippi River, just off a road known as the blues highway, fourth-graders at Tunica Elementary School are exploring the Delta’s homegrown music to learn about rhythm, rhyme and chord progression. Their teacher is also using the new Mississippi Blues Trail Curriculum to help the children absorb information in unexpected ways. Chevonne Dixon is one of the first teachers in the state to incorporate the blues into science, math, social studies and English lessons. So far this school year, the 9- and 10-yearolds in her class have written blues songs about the weather. They’ve composed short ditties about the travails of being a kid. And they’ve read classic blues lyrics to learn the challenges of growing cotton. “It makes them recall information, especially with that slow, melodic sound,” said Dixon, who leads her classroom with a calm demeanor that brings out a quiet, respectful manner in the children. Tunica Elementary sits near a milo field just off of U.S. Highway 61, the blues highway that meanders south out of Memphis, Tenn., and down through the cotton and soybeans fields of the flat Mississippi Delta. Tunica County used to be one of the poorest places in the United States, but about 20 years ago the local economy started to perk up with the arrival of casinos on the Mississippi River. Still, Dixon says more than 90 percent of the students in the school qualify for free or reduced lunches. In 2006, scholars and tourism promoters started working together on the Mississippi Blues Trail, a series of highway markers that provide information about people, places and events significant in developing the hardscrabble music that influenced rock ‘n’ roll. The trail is a magnet for music aficionados, especially European and Asian travelers seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience of American culture — something other than theme parks and big cities. The Blues Trail Curriculum draws on research that was done for the highway markers. Mark Malone, a music professor at William Carey University, designed the curriculum with help from Scott Barretta,

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a blues scholar at the University of Mississippi. The Mississippi Arts Commission made the Blues Trail Curriculum available this school year. It’s aimed at fourth-graders who are learning state history, but it can be altered for younger and older students. Its lessons focus on six main areas: music, meaning, cotton, transportation, civil rights and media. And while some traditional blues music has distinctly adultthemed lyrics about drinking, carousing or working for the man, the curriculum presents age-appropriate themes. On a crisp December morning, Dixon’s classroom is toasty warm. The 16 students wear uniforms of khaki pants with blue, red or yellow knit shirts. They quickly go from wiggly to quiet as Dixon clicks on a recording of Malone singing “Homework Blues,” accompanied by simple piano notes. It is call and response — he sings a phrase, the children echo it: “I have lots of homework now — social studies, science and math — oh wow.” When the song is over, Dixon tells the students to work in groups of four and think about problems they face as fourth-graders: “We’re going to see if you can come up with your own blues song.” One group writes about reading. Another writes about art. Two write about math. After five minutes, they sing what they’ve written, in calland-response with their classmates: “Comparing fractions is so hard. It’s easier to put it on a math chart.” The children read lyrics of “Cotton Crop Blues” by James Cotton, a blues harmonica player born in 1935 in Tunica County. Each group of four students creates a tableau, standing like statues to depict what the song is saying: “Well, raising a good cotton crop. Just like a lucky man shootin’ dice. Work all the summer. To make your cotton. When fall comes. It still ain’t no price.” Tom Pearson, executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission, said the Blues Curriculum gives children a sense of place. “I think it’s important that they understand their local history first — understand it and how it relates to the world,” Pearson said. Tunica Elementary Principal Eva McCool-O’Neil said she hopes to expand the Blues Trail Curriculum to other classrooms next year. “I see student engagement really, really, really high,” she said.

Chevonne Dixon, a fourth-grade teacher at Tunica Elementary School in Tunica, Miss., leads her students in an exploration of blues music. The students are exploring the Delta’s homegrown music, a subtle way the new Mississippi Blues Trail Curriculum is being incorporated into lessons for science, math, social studies and English.


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COMMENTARY: RAMESH PONNURU

Happiness — it’s more than a warm puppy

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he head of the think tank where I work believes he has discovered the secret of happiness, and he wants to share it with everyone. Don’t worry: I’m not in a cult. Arthur Brooks is the president of the American Enterprise Institute, where I am a visiting fellow, and also a social scientist who has written a book on happiness. His research has shed light on who’s happy, and why. Some of the results are what you would expect: Genes have a lot to do with a happy disposition. Poverty reduces happiness, but past a certain point, higher income does not do much to raise it. Brooks notes that the decline in global poverty over the last few decades, especially in China and India, has thus meant a happier world. Once basic material needs are met, though, satisfying work matters more than money. What people want is not just success, but also “earned success” — the feeling that one’s efforts have paid off. In a recent talk, Brooks cited a 1978 study in which lottery winners were slightly less happy six months after they hit the jackpot. (I’d still be willing to take my chances.) In general, people overestimate the importance of “one-off” events to their future happiness. Even after personal tragedies, people within months revert to their baseline level of happiness. Other patterns were surprising, at least to me. Women in the United States have long reported greater levels of happiness than men. Their advantage has, however, been shrinking, and for an unhappy reason: falling happiness among women. Scholars are unsure why that’s happening. Women also rebound more quickly than men from the death of a spouse — perhaps, Brooks speculates, because they have more close friends. Over the last 40 years, women who describe themselves as “conservative” have been more likely than women to their left to say they are “very happy,” and those who

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S say they are “extremely conservative” have been happier still. Over the same period, conservatives in general have held the same pattern: Righty men, too, have been happier than their more liberal counterparts. So maybe the last two presidential elections should be seen as a victory for the redistribution of happiness as well as income. Most Americans — 89 percent — are either satisfied or very satisfied with their jobs. Among those who want to “lean out”: a plurality of mothers, who say they would prefer part-time employment. (Here I’m drawing on the work of another AEI colleague, W. Bradford Wilcox. Happiness surrounds me at the office.) Women who say they have turned down a promotion or made some other work sacrifice for the sake of their families report high happiness levels; it does not seem to make much difference for men. Brooks’ read is that the four great sources of happiness within human control are faith, family, friends and work. Married people are happier than singles. Those engaged

in religious practices are happier than the unchurched. He draws some public-policy conclusions, too. A safety net provided by the government is morally imperative and politically inevitable; it also increases the sum of human happiness. Brooks thinks that conservatives need to make their peace with its existence, as most have, and proclaim their support for it in word and deed. They should also reform it, and other policies, to enable more people to achieve earned success. That is, he argues, the ultimate reason for a focus on promoting economic growth and reducing dependency on the government. Policies that discourage work — aid programs that phase out steeply as poor people move ahead in their jobs, for example — do reduce happiness, not just economic efficiency. Brooks is an optimist, a happy warrior for free markets. There is, however, a heavy lump of coal amid the numbers. All four sources of happiness he identifies are in retreat in our country —

especially among men, and even more especially among men without college degrees (the majority of men). They are less and less likely to be working or even looking for work; less and less likely to get married and stay married; less likely to belong to a faith community; and less likely to report that they have close friends. The low point for male happiness comes at age 45, on average, Brooks reports. Consistent with all these findings, there seems to be a surge in suicide rates among middleage men without college degrees. It is not easy to see how any of these deep-seated cultural trends, which have been underway for decades, could be reversed. Unless we do, however, our country could be in for a future with a lot more sadness. Ramesh Ponnuru is a Bloomberg View columnist, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a senior editor at National Review.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Constitution doesn’t pick and choose with rights

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o, state Sen. William Sharer has introduced a constitutional amendment to end the rights of gay couples to marry. While he’s at it, why doesn’t he introduce a constitutional amendment to prevent interracial couples from marrying or, for that matter, interreligious couples? And, while he’s at it, maybe he could introduce a constitutional amendment to override the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment right of free speech. Obviously, Sen. Sharer is a person who believes that people’s rights should be deprived on a majority vote. I guess he doesn’t understand that the Constitution is meant to protect people’s rights against majority intrusion. Richard Shapiro

Santa Fe

South-side assessment The feature story, (“Immigrants drive boom in city’s ‘Little Chihuahua,’ ” Dec. 22) focused on the south-side businesses supporting a growing “largely insular” community of about 7,500 nonEnglish speaking Mexicans. The story

pointedly avoids stating whether this community is made up of legal or undocumented immigrants, a fact of crucial interest to Santa Feans. I hope The New Mexican will provide fact-based coverage about this expanding immigrant community. What is the average educational level, employment rate, income and age of the residents? One person cites concerns about crime, but is this concern corroborated by police statistics? Is there a problem with gang violence or substance abuse? Immigrants bring cultural richness, creativity and economic growth to America. But isolated enclaves of immigrants who are here illegally also can bring problems and burden already stressed schools and social services. Please provide a balanced assessment of this community, so we can know what to expect of it. James Garland

Santa Fe

A job well-done Because Brian Byrnes will be leaving the Santa Fe Community Foundation at

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the end of June 2014, we write to express our appreciation for his very good work there. Mr. Brynes has overseen a significant increase in the foundation’s philanthropic assets, from $25 million in 2009 to almost $70 million now. During his tenure, the foundation has made grants totaling $16.5 million to nonprofit organizations in north-central New Mexico. Mr. Byrnes has engaged the foundation in several creative initiatives focusing on some of the most persistent problems in our communities, including education, access to healthy food, youth development and clean water. Finally, Mr. Byrnes has been willing to consider a broad range of approaches to community problems and has not shied away from engaging the foundation in controversial and cutting-edge efforts to address community issues. All of us in north-central New Mexico owe Mr. Byrnes our deep gratitude. Douglas Meiklejohn

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o much buildup — Christmas decorations up in October, commercials nonstop through November and December — and now, Christmas 2013 is one for the history books. Yet, before we move on from this holiday into the forced frivolity of New Year’s Eve, let’s savor the good feelings that are supposed to infuse this time of year. One new tradition we hope resurfaces next year took place around the Santa Fe Plaza (especially lovely this year with its lights and decorations). New were the live Christmas trees, wrapped in burlap and ready for planting some time next year in a city park. The trees, in addition to adding freshness and beauty, also were there for people to make a wish on. There could be the bigger-than-life wishes: peace on Earth, a trip to Europe, or even a smaller desire for one red bicycle. But the trees, up since early December, also became a place for wishes born from need — people who might require medical treatment, a holiday meal or toys for their children. Wishes were placed on the trees and then information about the wishes — with contact numbers — were left at Dressman’s Gifts. John Dressman, owner of the shop, explained that the Downtown Santa Fe Merchants Association wanted to help others for the holiday in a specific, individual way: “It makes it a little more personal.” The idea, Dressman said, came from Gunther Maier, owner of Charlotte Santa Fe and a member of the Downtown Santa Fe Merchants Association. Next spring, the 10 spruces the merchants are donating to the city of Santa Fe will be planted in the appropriate parks. That way, the gift of holiday good will and cheer will continue into a New Year. We appreciate, too, that the merchants reached out to city officials to make this project happen, and that the city responded. Considering that many recent interactions between downtown merchants and city officials have taken place in a courtroom in disputes over the use of the Santa Fe Plaza, a project to beautify the city and help our neighbors — brings all sides together to improve the city we love.

The past 100 years From The Santa Fe New Mexican: Dec. 27, 1963: Albuquerque — Assistant state conservationist J.S. McCorkle has termed the 1964 water situation in New Mexico as generally critical. McCorkle said the lack of snowfall at higher elevations may bring about a severe drought next summer. Hardest hit will be farmers and ranchers. The New Mexico State Corporation Commission has entered a complaint before the Interstate Commerce Commission to keep trains running day and night across New Mexico. Two train companies — the Rock Island and Pacific Co. — had entered pleas with the ICC to discontinue operation of four passenger trains between Chicago and Los Angeles. The Rock Island operated between Chicago and Tucumcari, and the Southern Pacific Co. operates from Tucumcari to Los Angeles. Dec. 27, 1988: Santa Fe missed its white Christmas by a day when a fast-moving cold front passed through the state Monday morning leaving about an inch of snow in the city. Both Santa Fe Ski Area and Taos Ski Valley reported new snow Monday morning, though it did little to improve conditions at Santa Fe. About 20 percent of the area is open to skiing. The ski area has not been extremely busy and there are no lift lines.

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Dec. 27, 2013: This year you focus on your long-term goals. The possibility of making one, if not more, a reality is reasonable. Scorpio can be intense, devious, insightful and full of resourceful information. ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Note that people’s moods have changed. Make time for a partner or loved one with whom you often take off. Tonight: Dinner for two. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH Defer to others. You might want to escape the holiday fervor and do something completely unrelated. Tonight: Say “yes” to an invitation. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHH You have some important matters that demand your attention. You might sense that a parent or higher-up needs your time as well. Tonight: Get some much-needed rest. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Investigate the alternatives that surround a child or loved one. This person might want a change. Tonight: Enjoy those around you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHH Be more in touch with a family member’s needs. Your ability to visualize what someone else wants will help you please others. Tonight: Stay close to home. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHHH You express your opinions honestly. You tend to put a partner on a pedestal. Be aware of how you are building this person up. Tonight: Favorite place, favorite people.

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: BEST PICTURE OSCAR

GRADUATE LEVEL 4. Marciano.

WINNERS

Answer________

Each answer is a film that won the Best Picture Oscar, and the

5. Jason’s ship.

title is one word. (e.g., A group of

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troops. Answer: Platoon.)

6. Spartacus, for example. Answer________

FRESHMAN LEVEL

PH.D. LEVEL

1. The Windy City.

7. A Bronx butcher.

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2. An anagram for “swing.”

8. White house.

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3. April 15, 1912.

9. A middle name.

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1. Chicago. 2. Wings. 3. Titanic. 4. Rocky. 5. Argo. 6. Gladiator. 7. Marty. 8. Casablanca. 9. Amadeus.

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

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

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH Be more upbeat and positive in dealing with a financial matter. Listen to your inner voice, but pull back before acting. Tonight: Your treat.

Her sister’s clothes smell like kitty litter

Dear Annie: One of my sisters has a lovely cat, but when we go somewhere with her, the kitty litter odor is overwhelming. It clings to her clothing and follows her everywhere. My sister is highly sensitive to criticism, so we haven’t approached her about this. She probably doesn’t notice the smell because she lives with the odor every day. We think she might be storing the sacks of unused litter in her closet with her coats, etc., and this is why it is so noticeable. She is an avid reader of your column, so we are hoping she will see this and realize the odor can be controlled if she simply keeps the litter stored in her garage. — Concerned Sister Dear Concerned: Most unused kitty litter doesn’t have such a distinctive odor that it would be terribly noticeable, but nonetheless, it should not be stored near clothing, because clothes can absorb the odor of whatever is nearby. It’s also possible your sister keeps the actual litter box in her bedroom or closet, or perhaps she doesn’t clean it as often as she should. We understand that she is sensitive to criticism, but don’t you think she would want to know that other people can smell her? Please bite the bullet and speak up. Tell her you are sure she’d want to know. Dear Annie: I was married for 20 years when my husband left me for another woman. At first, I was upset, but in the intervening years, I have changed my mind. Please print this for her: Dear Other Woman: I bet you thought you were the winner when my husband left to be with you. You have dealt with his drinking, pot smoking, heart disease, emphysema, baldness, toothless smile, erectile dysfunction and bad moods. You had to support him because he was chronically unemployed, and now

Sheinwold’s bridge

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH Beam in more of what you want. Understand what is happening within your family and recognize what needs to be done. Tonight: Return a call from a relative. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH Know what is happening behind the scenes, but understand that you might not be privy to all the conversations. Tonight: Get some extra sleep. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH Calls come in, and before you know it, you are off doing what you want. A neighbor or close relative will request some of your time. Tonight: Where the crowds are. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHH You might have to handle some work or manage a project that has been on the back burner for too long. Count your change. Tonight: Grab some munchies with a loved one. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHHH Try to get an overview of a situation and determine which direction you want to head in. You might think that you have a more constructive solution. Tonight: Go for some exotic cuisine. Jacqueline Bigar

Chess quiz

WHITE HAS A CRUSHER Hint: Target the knight. Solution: 1. Qc7! (threatens Qc8ch followed by Qxd7ch, etc.) [Naiditsch-Yilmaz ’13].

Today in history Today is Friday, Dec. 27, the 361st day of 2013. There are four days left in the year. Today’s highlight in history: On Dec. 27, 1927, the musical play Show Boat, with music by Jerome Kern and libretto by Oscar Hammerstein II, opened at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York.

Hocus Focus

you are his nursemaid 24/7. Because of you, I have had the freedom to love, live and travel. I also drive a new car and paid off a home he didn’t want. I have enjoyed children and grandchildren. I thank you. You may have saved my life. Women, if you think that man you want who belongs to someone else is a real prize, you haven’t seen the whole picture. — Grateful Granny Dear Granny: We appreciate your voice of experience. More importantly, you have underscored that having a man in your life does not determine your level of happiness. Too many women believe otherwise. Dear Annie: I am responding to “Not Unsympathetic,” whose granddaughter’s birthday parties are “ruined” by a 6-year-old autistic stepgrandson. I am the mother of a child on the autism spectrum. While his autism is very mild and would not ruin family gatherings, I am sensitive to his issues. Many times, autistic children have a meltdown because the stimulation is too much for them. The sounds, smells and noise produce a fight-or-flight response. That is not the same thing as a tantrum, in which children become unruly because they aren’t getting their way. The stepgrandson isn’t going to the party with the intent of ruining it. Try to imagine a situation in which the noise is too much, the colors too bright, the smells overwhelming, and there are some alien rules of behavior that you don’t understand. Try to hold it together under those circumstances at the age of 6. When we’re out with our son, we do our best to anticipate what might cause a meltdown and try to avoid it. But sometimes we don’t know what’s going to trigger it. Your advice to have a separate family party sounds like a good start. — Not Unsympathetic to the Child

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Lady Horsemen break scoring record in win over Capital.

Records gaps confuse man’s DWI history $100K Repeat offender, arrested seized Christmas Eve, had license reinstated in 2009 from firm goes to creditor

By Chris Quintana The New Mexican

By his own admission, Robert D. Ortiz had an extensive history of drunken driving when he persuaded a court in 2009 to allow him to get his driver’s license reinstated. Ortiz told the court that he had been sober since his last DWI conviction in 2002.

Friends and family members wrote letters to the judge on Ortiz’s behalf, calling him respectful and courteous, and insisting they had not seen him touch a drop of alcohol in “the last four years,” as one neighbor put it. Prosecutors initially resisted, saying Ortiz had four previous DWI convictions in Santa Fe County dating back to 1987, when Ortiz was 25. But not included among those court documents was a 1986 DWI conviction in Bernalillo County’s Metropolitan Court, a case listed on the New Mexico Courts online records site.

Whether that conviction would have made a difference in the court’s decision to let Ortiz drive again is unknown. But the Bernalillo verdict is part of a confusing trail of Robert D. Ortiz DWI records pieced together when Ortiz was arrested again on Christmas Eve. The Santa Fe Police Department charged Ortiz, 51, with aggravated DWI after he flipped his SUV in the

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1500 block of Pacheco Street. Officers noted in their report that it was his 11th drunken-driving charge. Police reports obtained Thursday show that when officers arrived on the scene of Ortiz’s crash, they found him wandering the street. According to the reports, he told officers that he had left work at Ventana de Vida, a senior housing complex, and then

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Mayhem and dragons

Author George R.R. Martin speaks at an April 23 news conference about the future of the Jean Cocteau Cinema. Starting Jan. 6, the cinema will be showing every episode of the HBO series Game of Thrones ahead of the show’s spring premiere of Season 4. NEW MEXICAN FILE PHOTO

‘Game of Thrones’ creator to host free episode screenings at Jean Cocteau Cinema Thrones is based, Martin is in a unique position to promote the show — which drew 5.4 million viewers for its third season finale. ans of the HBO series Game of Thrones Martin said that even before he opened his will have 12 weeks to see the entire televi- own cinema in August, he had been hoping to sion series so far on the silver screen at arrange these screenings so that fans can get the Jean Cocteau Cinema starting Jan. 6. the VIP experience of seeing it in a theater. The cinema — which author George R.R. “I’ve seen episodes on the big screen before Martin purchased and revamped this year — at the premieres,” Martin said, adding that the will be showing two to three episodes every idea came to him after he saw the third season week for free through March 24, ahead of this premiere at the TCL Chinese Theater in Holspring’s premiere of Game of Thrones’ fourth lywood. “The show just looked great on the season on the pay television channel. big screen, and I thought ‘You know, it’d be Audience members might also get a chance great if regular people … had the opportunity to ask questions of actors and others involved to see the show on the big screen.’ ” with production of the popular series. To Martin, the show’s epic scope — replete As the author of the best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novels, on which Game of Please see mayHEm, Page B-4

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if yOu gO What: Screenings of the first three seasons of the HBO series Game of Thrones Where: Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma Ave. When: Jan. 6, 12 and 27; Feb. 3, 12, 19 and 28; and March 3, 10, 17 and 26. Admission: Screenings are unticketed, but admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, saving seats won’t be allowed, due to the number of people expected to show up for a chance at one of the theater’s 120 seats. More information: Visit jean cocteaucinema.com.

Advantage Asphalt owners charged with defrauding taxpayers By Phaedra Haywood

The New Mexican

More than $100,000 in cash seized from Advantage Asphalt has been released to a company creditor. Santa Fe County sheriff’s deputies seized $110,650 in cash from the home of Advantage Asphalt and Seal Coating owners Joseph Anthony Montoya and Marlene Montoya in a 2010 raid that was a result of allegations that the couple had defrauded Santa Fe County taxpayers. The Montoya and their company were charged with multiple counts of fraud, bribery and conspiracy, and those charges are still pending in state District Court. A trial in the case has been delayed pending an appeal related to the cash search and seizure. The couple have pleaded not guilty in the case and say they will be vindicated. Attorney Sam Bregman, who represents Joe Anthony Montoya in the case, said his client is looking forward to clearing his “good name” in court. “It’s really easy for the government to make a lot of charges and accusations,” Bregman told The New Mexican in March. “It’s going to be difficult to back that up in court. The jury is going to see this case for what it is and return a not-guilty verdict.” In August, Bregman filed a motion arguing charges against the couple should be dismissed because seizing their money and keeping it as evidence without proof that it was tied to the crimes deprived the couple of being able to use the money or collect interest, amounting to a preconviction punishment, essentially double jeopardy. That claim was dismissed by retired District Judge James Hall — who was appointed to hear the case. But the Montoyas have appealed that ruling to the state Court of Appeals, and the criminal cases have been put on hold while that is pending. Hall ordered the funds be deposited in a “court registry” pending an official determination of how they should be disbursed. Meanwhile, Community Bank filed a motion Dec. 10 asking the court to release the funds to cover a line of credit the Montoyas established at the bank in 2009, and from which they have drawn “substantial advances,” according to court documents. Court documents show the Montoyas agreed that the bank had a valid lien on the funds, and Hall ordered the funds be released to the bank to “reduce the outstanding debt” owed by the Montoyas. Advantage Asphalt and Seal Coating was awarded about $7 million worth of contracts from the county between 2008 and 2010. The company also had about $4 million worth of contracts with the city of Santa

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Michael O’Reilly, owner of Pranzo Italian Grill, is pictured in 2005 after he bought the restaurant. O’Reilly is selling Pranzo to the restaurant’s executive chef, Steven Lemon.

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The owner of Pranzo Italian Grill in the Sanbusco Market Center announced Thursday that he has sold the 25-year-old business to the restaurant’s executive chef, Steven Lemon. Michael O’Reilly, who has owned the eatery for nearly eight years, said he expects to finalize the sale by Jan. 15 to Lemon, who was executive chef from 1989 to 1995 and returned to that position in April of this year. “He has developed a unique cuisine that blends Italian and Mediterranean history with his

own creativity,” O’Reilly said. “He is an original who works with ‘heart and soul,’ which is evidenced in his menu. This bodes well for Pranzo’s future.” O’Reilly, who also had owned the O’Keeffe Café on Johnson Street before he closed that restaurant in 2011 amid a struggling economy, said in Thursday’s announcement that he plans to retire. “After 12 years as owner of the O’Keeffe Café and Pranzo — and 25 years of domestic and international wine sales and marketing — the time has come to slow down,” he said. O’Reilly said he and his wife,

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Marjorie, are relocating from Santa Fe to Chapel Hill, N.C. “There comes a time to enjoy our adult children and grandchildren,” he said, “and that time is now.” Early in his career, Lemon worked in the kitchen of chef Jimmy Schmidt at the Rattlesnake Club in Denver. Before rejoining Pranzo, he owned O Eating House in Pojoaque. “Classically trained in French technique, Lemon has now achieved a creative approach to cooking,” Thursday’s announcement said. Pranzo, 540 Montezuma Ave., was started in mid-1989 by part-

ners Rick Post, Tom White and Greg Atkins, who said in April 2005, when they sold the business, that they wanted to focus on their Albuquerque-based Il Vicino pizza restaurant chain. Pranzo currently has three dining rooms, including the upstairs Geist Cabaret, where David Geist weekly performs mostly Broadway tunes on a baby grand piano. In September, Lloyd Abrams, owner of Geronimo Restaurant on Canyon Road, announced plans to remodel the former O’Keeffe Café building next to the O’Keeffe Museum and reopen it as Georgia’s Museum Café.

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Seized: Two other cases over have ended. Lujan pleaded guilty to of contracts with the city of demanding or receiving bribes Santa Fe when the firm became from Advantage Asphalt and the focus of an investigation by Seal Coating in August — the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s admitting he took bribes and Office. trips to Las Vegas, Nev., from The cases against two other Advantage Asphalt — and will defendants — former county be a state witness in the case Public Works director James against the Montoyas. He isn’t Lujan and former county expected to be sentenced until after that case goes to trial, but employee Denice Sanchez —

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the District Attorney’s Office has agreed not to try to send him to a state prison. The charges against Sanchez of making or permitting a false voucher and conspiracy to commit fraud were dismissed in September. Contact Phaedra Haywood at 986-3068 or phaywood@ sfnewmexican.com.

Christmas tree fire burns Santa’s home in Vegas mall No one harmed in early-morning blaze

to experience something like this,” said Town Square marketing director Jaimesen Mapes. “We’re just very grateful nobody was harmed during By Michelle Rindels the fire.” The Associated Press Clark County Deputy Fire LAS VEGAS, Nev. — One of Chief Jon Klassen said crews found flames reaching 100 feet Santa Claus’ Las Vegas homes was burned after a giant Christ- in the air when they arrived mas tree caught fire at an open- at the upscale shopping center. The spectacle was visible air mall early Wednesday, just enough that a visitor at a resort as children around the globe a mile south of the mall could were expecting St. Nick to see it and called 911, accorddeliver presents. ing to the Las Vegas ReviewNeither Santa nor anyone Journal. else was injured when the “Something that tall and that 45-foot-tall artificial tree at Town Square went up in flames shape, it’s going to be a big, gigantic matchstick,” Klassen about 2 a.m. on Christmas said. morning, about eight hours Firefighters were quickly after the mall closed. Little able to extinguish the flames, more than a metal skeleton Mapes said. While Klassen remained of the tree, although acknowledged the Christmas a scorched, 600-square-foot morning timing was ironic, cottage where Santa poses he said the fire appeared to for pictures with children be sparked by faulty wiring. A appeared to be the only buildfinal cause is still pending. ing affected, according to mall “It was such a total, cataofficials. strophic event, there wasn’t “Obviously you never want

much left for them to investigate,” Klassen said. “Santa’s little house took a lot of heat.” It was unclear whether the lights on the tree were turned on at the time of the blaze. The financial impact of the fire is also unclear. The cottage, which is inspired by Norman Rockwell paintings, houses Santa and a photography crew and was accepting visitors through Christmas Eve. The display — which is located in a central park and features the Christmas tree as a centerpiece — was scheduled to be up through New Year’s. The setup has been cordoned off, Mapes said. It’s unknown whether the house is a total loss. “The timing is never good for an event like this,” Mapes said. “But we have a strong community here in Vegas, and we’re confident that the traditions we have at Town Square will continue.”

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iana and David were living on a low income and food stamps, and then David’s employer let him go from the job where he had worked for the past 15 years. David recently found a new job, but it pays only $60 a week. The couple, in their mid-50s, are asking for help to pay for $772 worth of propane. They also owe $233 in utility bills. Diana and David are among many members of the community asking for help through The New Mexican’s Empty Stocking Fund this holiday season. uuu The Empty Stocking Fund is a

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project of The Santa Fe New Mexican. The Santa Fe Community Foundation, the First National Bank of Santa Fe, The Salvation Army and Presbyterian Medical Services donate services to jointly administer the Empty Stocking Fund. Watch for daily stories featuring requests for assistance from local residents in The Santa Fe New Mexican. The names of the applicants have been changed to protect their privacy. The information from the initial application will be

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To donate Make your tax-deductible donation online at www.santafenewmexican.com/empty_ stocking or mail a check to: The New Mexican’s Empty Stocking Fund c/o The Santa Fe Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1827, Santa Fe, NM 875041827. If you can provide a needed service such as roofing, car repairs or home repairs, contact Roberta at Presbyterian Medical Services, 983-8968. If you can contribute food, clothing, toys, housewares or furniture in good condition, or other items or services, please contact The Salvation Army, 988-8054.

Police notes The Santa Fe Police Department is investigating the following reports: u A purse was stolen from a car parked at Cristo Rey Parish sometime Tuesday. u Police responded to the death of a 4-year-old in the 2300 block of Ruta Corta Street between 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and 7:51 a.m. Wednesday. The child had an underlying medical condition, and no foul play was suspected. u The owner of a business in the 1000 block of Siler Road reported that a vandal shot a window with a pellet gun between 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 p.m. Wednesday. u A mother reported that her son stole her vehicle from the 200 block of Irvine Street at 5 p.m. Wednesday. u Two laptop computers worth $300 apiece and $200 in cash were taken from a home in the 900 block of Don Juan Street between 6:30 and 10 p.m. Tuesday. u An aggravated assault and battery was reported in the 1000 block of Avenida San Diego between 9:49 and

10:20 p.m. Wednesday. u Someone shot two large glass windows at Talin Market, 505 Cerrillos Road, between 11:21 and 11:29 p.m. Wednesday, possibly with a pellet gun. The windows were damaged but still in place. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following reports: u A tablet was stolen from a home in the 1200 block of Calle Inez between 2 p.m. Tuesday and 4 p.m. Wednesday after someone damaged a slide lock and entered the home. The victim also reported that the intruder rummaged through the home. u County deputies responded to the death of a 67-year-old male at a Cibola Circle home sometime Thursday. No foul play was suspected.

DWI arrest u Joseph Clarke, 61, 111 E. San Mateo Road, was arrested on a charge of aggravated drunken driving at 5:04 p.m. Wednesday in the 1500 block of Center Drive.

Speed SUVs u The Santa Fe Police Department listed the following locations for mobile speed-enforcement vehicles: SUV No. 1 on Calle de Sebastian between Old Pecos Trail and Zia Road; SUV No. 2 on Old Santa Fe Trail between Sun Mountain Drive and Zia Road; SUV No. 3 on Cordova Road between Galisteo Street and Old Pecos Trail.

Help lines Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families hotline: 800-473-5220 St. Elizabeth Shelter for men, women and children: 982-6611 Interfaith Community Shelter: 795-7494 New Mexico suicide prevention hotline: 866-435-7166 Solace Crisis Treatment Center: 986-9111, 800-7217273 or TTY 471-1624 Youth Emergency Shelter/ Youth Shelters: 438-0502 Police and fire emergency: 911 Graffiti hotline: 955-CALL (2255)

Man charged with hate crime for alleged ‘knockout game’ By Michael Muskal

In the current case, Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, has been charged with a federal hate A Texas man has been crime, the U.S. Justice Departcharged with a federal hate ment announced Thursday. crime in connection with an The complaint alleges that assault of a 79-year-old black Barrett, of Katy, Texas, violated man that prosecutors allege was the federal Matthew Shepard part of the “knockout game.” and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes The knockout game, which Prevention Act when he alleghas been known by a variety edly attacked the elderly man of names since 1992, is based on Nov. 24. on a person attacking another Prosecutors allege that Barperson, trying to knock the vic- rett recorded himself on his tim out with a single blow and cellphone attacking the man usually recording the attack. and showed the video to othMany urban experts doubt such ers. The complaint says Barrett attacks are widespread, but the made several videos, one in recent wave of extensive public- which he identifies himself and ity has moved the game out of another in which he makes a the shadows. Many also believe racial slur. In addition, Barrett the publicity sparks copycat had been working up to playing crimes. the knockout game for approxiAssaults on random strangers mately a week. simply to knock them out have According to the complaint, been reported over the years in Barrett in the video says that St. Louis, New Jersey, New York, “the plan is to see if I were to Washington, D.C., and Chicago, hit a black person, would this be among other areas. An assault nationally televised?” attributed to the knockout game “Suspected crimes of this reportedly killed a Vietnamese nature will simply not be tolerimmigrant in 2011 in St. Louis. ated,” U.S. Attorney Kenneth At least one legislator in Illinois Magidson of the Southern Dishas called for tougher penalties. trict of Texas said in a prepared

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statement. “Evidence of hate crimes will be vigorously investigated and prosecuted with the assistance of all our partners to the fullest extent of the law.” Barrett allegedly hit the man with enough force that he immediately fell to the ground. Barrett then laughed and said “knockout,” as he ran to his vehicle and fled, according to allegations. The victim sustained two jaw fractures and was hospitalized for several days as a result of the attack, according to the Justice Department. “It is unimaginable in this day and age that one could be drawn to violently attack another based on the color of their skin,” said the FBI’s Stephen L. Morris, special agent in charge of the Houston division. “We remind all citizens that we are protected under the law from such racially motivated attacks and encourage everyone to report such crimes to the FBI.” If convicted, Barrett faces a statutory maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Funeral services and memorials RUTH ELAINE COLEMAN 79, died peacefully at home in Santa Fe, on December 16, 2013. "Ruthe" (as she was known by her friends and family) is survived by her four sons and their spouses (Glen and Karyn, Scott and Melissa, Curtis, & David and Emily); and eight grandchildren (India, Joshua, Kalynne, Sarah, Chaya, Evan, Chance, and Story). Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Ruthe developed a lifelong passion for music and the arts. After graduating from Wellington C. Mepham High School, she attended the University of Florida. In 1954, a thread of adventure wove its way into her life. She relocated to Los Angeles, California and joined with her beloved husband, Ken. They were married for 58 years until his death in July, 2012. Ruthe’s life overflowed with purpose and fulfillment. She knew the value of each unique experience. From travel and adventure, to volunteerism, to the pursuit of beauty through visual and performing arts, to the deep appreciation of family and friends, she embraced life with gratitude, grace, and a beautiful smile. Indeed, Ruthe was much more than her associations, affiliations, or accomplishments. She breathed life into the moment and truly shared herself with the people she met. Ruthe was a member and patron of many communities including Los Angeles’ Leo Baeck Temple and the Concern Foundation for Cancer Research. Before she moved to New Mexico in 1999, Ruthe fed her passion for music through singing with the Los Angeles Master Chorale. As she did in L.A., Ruthe made many cultural contributions while in Santa Fe. She immediately fell in love with the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and was a regular at The Lensic and simulcast performances of the Metropolitan Opera. One of her favorite projects in recent years was "Fanfare" the Santa Fe Symphony’s effort to provide musical instruments, live performances, and music education experiences for public school children in the area. With her unique ability to grow and adapt throughout life, Ruthe was able to cherish both the present and the past. In the 80s and 90s she was an avid bicyclist, traveling all over the world by bicycle with her husband, Ken. While she enjoyed the "ride", Ruthe looked forward to meeting up with her friends and the personal connections she made along the way. Late in the 90s Ruthe took a shine to painting. Her interest bloomed into extraordinary talent, always experimenting with new mediums to express her love of still life and the Southwest. Right to the very end, Ruthe was a lifelong learner. She insisted on being taught how to use the technology that so eluded many of her generation. Her genuine desire to know how to surf the internet and operate remote controls, cell phones, and iPads was a testament to her love of learning. Simply put, she wanted to click the mouse for herself. Ruthe was an amazing wife, mother and friend who always maintained a welcoming and beautiful home. Her dinner and holiday parties were legendary and she often opened up her Santa Fe home to the Symphony and other community organizations. From early in her life, Ruthe developed a mother’s compassion and sought to give everyone around her the benefit of the doubt. Because of this, she was universally loved. There is not a single person in this world who met Ruthe who did not love and appreciate her. Ruthe Coleman was a rare and beautiful desert flower; strong against the elements, soothing to the senses, and lasting in the memory. She will be missed by all. A Celebration of Ruthe’s life will be held Saturday, December 28th. Please call 505-983-2835 for details. In lieu of flowers, in-memoriam donations can be made to: The Santa Fe Symphony and Chorus, Post Office Box 9692, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-9692, (800) 480-1319, http://www.santafesymphony.org

TOM RIVERA

ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY Tom walked the path that was meant and made his earthly mark by his contributions as a kind and giving individual, a scientist, his love of New Mexico History and culture, his artistic talents, his love of music and playing the guitar, community involvement and dedication to academic accomplishments and mentorship. The difference he made in the lives of others and the love and life he shared with his wife and children are paramount. Every tear shed have been tears of love and reminders of the dynamic difference Tom had in our lives. Abundant memories grace each day. We wish to thank family and friends for the support throughout this year. We’ve grown through our journey of grief and learned many lessons. We are grateful for the special connections that Tom’s passing brought. Tom’s birthday was December 16, our anniversary December 19 and he was called home December 28. We celebrate Tom’s life everyday but most especially wish to share that honor with friends and family on December 28. Andréa, Tomas and I invite you to share in a celebration of Tom’s life at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, Mt Carmel Road at 11:00 am. You may email pictures or thoughts to riverawise@gmail.com. SINCERELY, LA FAMILIA DE TOM RIVERA, PhD

NILA JARAMILLO HAUGHT November 11, 2013 Memorial Service Saturday December 28th 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Rivera Family Funeral Home 417 East Rodeo Road Santa Fe When she shall die, Take her and cut her out in little stars, And she will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun. -Shakespeare

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Women aim Utah holdouts now issuing licenses to block Idaho from fight for gay marriage GAY MARRIAGE

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The Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — The last of the Utah counties that were holding out on issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples reversed course Thursday and decided to hand out licenses to all eligible applicants. Officials for the four holdouts — Box Elder, Utah, Piute and San Juan counties — told The Associated Press they made the decision to offer licenses to same-sex couples. County clerks say they had little choice after an appeals court Tuesday declined to intervene and halt gay marriage. U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby ruled last week that Utah’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional, sending gay couples rushing to clerk offices for licenses. The state plans to take its fight against gay marriage to the U.S. Supreme Court as early as Friday while it prepares an appeal of Shelby’s ruling to the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, said Ryan Bruckman, a spokesman for the Utah Attorney General’s Office. Bruckman has said counties could be held in contempt of federal court if they refused to comply. The holdouts said they decided to obey Shelby’s ruling despite reservations and questions about their legal liability. Utah makes it a misdemeanor for county clerks to sanction a same-sex marriage. San Juan County Clerk Norman Johnson said “what finalized it for me” was Gov. Gary Herbert’s order to state agencies to comply

Chris Serrano, left, and Clifton Webb kiss after being married Dec. 20, as people wait in line to get licenses outside of the marriage division of the Salt Lake County Clerk’s Office in Salt Lake City. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO

with Shelby’s decision and change procedures for the delivery of state services. To that end, the Utah Department of Workforce Services is recognizing gay couples for food stamp and welfare benefits. For Johnson, Herbert’s directive was the “final straw,” together with a refusal Tuesday by the Denver-based appeals court to stay Shelby’s decision pending an appeal from

state lawyers. Johnson said he felt like he was being dragged into granting marriage licenses against the wishes of voters who have kept him in office for 14 years. “We have no choice,” Johnson said Thursday. “The scales have tipped. It’s not the way I want to see things go. But the law’s the law, and I accept it. It’s time.”

Calif. schools prepare for transgender law Ashton lobbied for the law last spring and with them. “We did strike a balance between the thinks his public activism helped persuade sensitivities associated with gender identity, Manteca High to acknowledge his gender SAN FRANCISCO — With a law that not only for those students who experience identity when school resumed in August. He spells out the rights of transgender students a change in their gender status but the stunow is allowed to use the boy’s restrooms in grades K-12 set to take effect in California, dents who would be in the same facilities, and locker rooms and to wear the junior school districts are reviewing locker room in the same classrooms and on the same ROTC uniform for male cadets. layouts, scheduling sensitivity training for teams,” General Counsel Keith Bray said. Similar adjustments have been made for coaches, assessing who will sleep where Parent Christy Musser said she plans to five transgender classmates. during overnight field trips and reconsider- take two of her three school age children out The law’s passage “showed them this is ing senior portrait dress codes. of public schools in SouthOK, this is going to be But administrators, counselors, teachers ern California. happening in a lot of other and school board members also are watchHer oldest son will places,” he said. “If it gets ing and waiting. The law, the nation’s first remain in the high school taken away, I’m kind of requiring public schools to let children use where he is a junior, but worried my school will be sex-segregated facilities and participate in Musser said her eighthlike, ‘Well, we don’t have to the gender-specific activities of their choice, grade daughter feels so do it anymore.” could end up suspended within days of its uncomfortable about a California’s law comes Jan. 1 launch if a referendum to repeal it transgender student comamid legal challenges qualifies for the November ballot. ing into the restroom or across the country involvTo obtain a public vote on the law, passed locker room that she dising transgender students by the legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry tributed flyers about the filing actions for the right Brown, a coalition of conservative groups General Counsel Keith Bray to referendum at school. use facilities that match called Privacy for All Students has collected “At this time in their their expressed identities. hundreds of thousands of signatures. Coun- lives, these kids are young, In June, the director ties have until Jan. 8 to verify them through innocent and are just learning about themof Colorado’s civil rights board ruled in random spot-checking. selves and their bodies, and they don’t need favor of a 6-year-old transgender girl who Depending on how many are found to be to worry about boys coming in the locker had been prevented from using the girl’s valid, the secretary of state will approve the room and looking at them, or vice versa,” bathroom at school. The next month, the referendum, determine that it failed or order she said. Arcadia Unified School District in California a review of every signature. San Diego school board president, Kevin agreed to train its staff on transgender issues “We don’t know what’s going to happen Beiser, said those fears are unfounded. In to settle a complaint brought by a student when kids come back from their holiday the absence of statewide guidance, schools prevented from staying with other boys durvacation,” said Republican state Sen. Steve have been dealing with this challenge “in a ing a school-sponsored overnight science Knight, who voted against the law. “Are very delicate, thoughtful and compassionate camp. there going to be 15-year-old girls talking in manner for many years,” he said. The San Francisco Unified School Disthe bathroom and in walks a boy? What are “This idea that schools will let a student trict has had a policy similar to the new law they going to do? Scream? Run out?” walk into whatever bathroom they want is since 2003. The Los Angeles Unified School The California School Boards Association baloney,” said Beiser, who works as a high District — the state’s largest — has had one is acting on the assumption that the law will school math teacher in a neighboring dissince 2005. This month, the school boards in stand and that, even if it does not, existing trict. Berkeley, Sacramento and Pacifica followed state and federal anti-discrimination laws, The possibility that the law could be suit. as well as year-old California Interscholastic overturned worries Ashton Lee, 16, a junior Namita Brown, an Oakland lawyer who Federation rules under which athletes may at Manteca High School in the San Joaquin represents school districts in Northern Calipetition to play on a sports team that does Valley. Born a girl, Ashton told his parents fornia, said educators are less concerned not correspond with their biological sex, and school administrators his sophomore about installing shower screens or having already compel schools to accommodate year that he was transgender. enough private restroom stalls than figuring transgender students. But he said school officials balked when out a way “to tone the fervor in the parent The association has advised schools to he asked to be transferred from an all-girls handle requests on a case-by-case basis and aerobics class to a team sports class for boys. community.” “The bottom line is districts are in this with parental input, if possible, but to be “They didn’t understand the seriousness of prepared to make private changing arrange- the issue I was dealing with,” he said. “They impossible place where our primary job is to offer quality education and we are suddenly ments both for transgender students and treated it like a normal thing, like I didn’t for classmates who might object to dressing like the class or was bored with the teacher.” facing some upset constituents,” Brown said. By Julie Watson and Lisa Leff

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LAX shooting suspect pleads not guilty By Linda Deutsch

The Associated Press

RA NCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — A short, slender man speaking in a hoarse voice pleaded not guilty Thursday to 11 federal charges, including the murder of a Transportation Security Administration screener and the wounding of three other people during a rampage at Los Angeles International Airport last month. The charges could bring him the death penalty. The decision on whether the government will seek the ultimate penalty will take a long time and will ultimately rest with U.S. Attorney General Erik Holder. Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, who was wounded before his arrest,

causing complication and delay,” she said. Meanwhile, Wasden BOISE, Idaho — Four counters Idaho has a strong couples challenging Idaho’s interest and right to defend gay-marriage ban this week its laws that come under asked a federal judge to constitutional attack — and block the state from interit’s his job to do it. vening in their lawsuit, “I have an obligation to arguing such a move would defend the Constitution unnecessarily add to their and the statutes of Idaho, workload and complicate and that’s what we intend the case. to do,” he said Thursday. They first filed their “The position of the govcomplaint in U.S. District ernor and the attorney Court in November against general will be very similar. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and I don’t see how it’s going to Ada County Clerk Chris complicate the process.” Rich, contending Idaho’s Wasden also said the 2006 voter-backed law ban- federal courts’ decisions ning gay marriage violates — whether in Idaho, Utah, the U.S. Constitution’s Ohio or elsewhere — are equal protection and due almost certainly not going process guarantees. to be the last word in the Deborah Ferguson, matter of whether state gay the couples’ Boise-based marriage bans are legal. lawyer, contends allowing “The ultimate answer is Idaho Attorney General going to be issued by the Lawrence Wasden to inter- U.S. Supreme Court,” he vene on behalf of the state said. isn’t necessary, since Otter The Idaho women, repis already an adequate rep- resented by Ferguson as resentative of the state’s well as the National Center interests. for Lesbian Rights, have “It is unusual to have the adopted a legal strategy state intervene when its that’s been effective in interests are already repOhio, so far. resented through the govThey contend Idaho has ernor,” Ferguson said in an historically recognized interview with The Associ- marriages performed in ated Press on Thursday. other states that would This Idaho case is devel- have been considered illeoping just as judges in New gal under Idaho law, such Mexico, Ohio and Utah as marriages between first ruled in favor of same-sex cousins and common-law marriage recently. marriages, but has unconThe eight Idaho women stitutionally drawn the line who sued are Sue Latta at gay marriage. and Traci Ehlers, Lori and Among other things, the Sharene Watsen, Shelia women say they’re already Robertson and Andrea Alt- facing potential discriminamayer, and Amber Beierle tion as a result of Idaho’s and Rachael Robertson. ban: For instance, even Ferguson said Wasden’s though they’re allowed to bid to intervene didn’t iden- file joint federal tax returns tify any state interest that’s like other married couples, distinct from the interests they’re prohibited from of Otter or Rich, nor did the joint state tax filing status attorney general demonin Idaho, forcing them to do strate that state officers will extra work and potentially fail to adequately represent subjecting them to financial penalties. Idaho’s interests. Through his own attor“Inserting an additional neys, Rich, the Ada County party into this case with clerk, has said he had no interests identical to those objection to Wasden interof existing defendants vening on the state’s behalf. will prejudice plaintiffs by By John Miller

The Associated Press

occasionally touched a large, white bandage on his neck during a three-minute arraignment before a federal magistrate at the West Valley Detention Center east of Los Angeles. The center has a medical facility. The diminutive defendant acknowledged his name in a near-whisper and that he had read his 11-count indictment. Trial was set for Feb. 11 in a downtown Los Angeles federal court. But that was a formality required to meet federal speedy trial requirements. Cianca can agree to a delay later if his lawyers determine more time is needed for preparation. A pretrial hearing was set for Jan. 27. U.S. Attorney’s spokesman Thom Mrozek said prosecutors are continuing to investigate

the event which wreaked havoc at one of the nation’s largest airports and disrupted air travel nationwide. Ciancia is from Pennsville, N.J., and moved to Los Angeles in 2012. Authorities say the unemployed motorcycle mechanic arrived at the airport’s Terminal 3 on Nov. 1 with the intention of killing TSA workers. Officials have said Ciancia had a grudge against the agency, but they have not indicated what prompted it. A motive was not mentioned during the brief hearing. After entering the terminal, police say Ciancia pulled a semi-automatic rifle from a duffel bag and began spraying the area with gunfire as hundreds of people fled in terror. TSA Officer Gerardo Her-

nandez was killed. Two other uniformed TSA officers and a traveler were wounded. Hernandez, 39, became the first TSA officer to die in the line of duty. A coroner’s report showed he was struck by a dozen bullets. Witnesses have said that after first shooting him, the gunman returned to shoot again when he saw Hernandez move. Airport police arrested Ciancia following a gunfight in which they wounded him four times. An indictment accuses him of “substantial planning and premeditation to cause the death of a person and to commit an act of terrorism.” Outside court, Mrozek noted there are no allegations that Ciancia was part of a terrorist conspiracy.

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Grand jury indicts man in armed robbery of game store

Roberto Mendez, 25 — who was arrested last month on an armed robbery charge for allegedly robbing GameStop on Cerrillos Road — was indicted Dec. 20 by a Santa Fe grand jury. Mendez is suspected of robbing the gaming store Nov. 18 by handing the cashier a note that read: “Do not be stupid. I have a gun. Give me all the money in the register or I will shoot you,” according to a report. He allegedly made off with an undisclosed amount of cash but was arrested about a week later. He’s currently being held in the Santa Fe County jail in lieu of posting a $50,000 cash bond. Mendez, who has been arrested numerous times in the past few years, was shot in the face by Santa Fe Police officers in August after he refused a police order to exit a vehicle he had allegedly stolen from police. He was hospitalized in that case but never arrested. Santa Fe Police Department spokeswoman Celina Westervelt said police have completed their investigation in that case, and it has been forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for possible prosecution.

Santa Fe Police Department seeks help with new slogan The Santa Fe Police Department is seeking the public’s aid again, but this time it doesn’t need information on an armed robbery or runaway driver. No — this time it wants help coming up with a new slogan for the department. “The goal is to put into words what makes our department unique and special from others across the nation,” according to a department news release. Winners will receive recognition from the governing body as well as free entry to the department’s Citizen’s Academy. Those who want to participate can submit their ideas on the department’s Facebook page, facebook.com/santafepolice, the Twitter handle, @santafepolice, via email at ckwestervelt@santafenm.gov or by mail at: Attn: Branding SFPD 2515 Camino Entrada Santa Fe, NM 87507 The deadline for submissions is Jan. 10. Staff and wire reports


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DWI: Ortiz claimed he stayed Buyers of Taos hotel plan multimillion-dollar revamp sober between 2004 and 2010 By J.R. Logan The Taos News

TAOS — Two California investors have bought the Sagebrush Inn and Comfort Suites from longtime owners Ken and Louise Blair. The deal closed Dec. 20, and terms were not disclosed. The buyers said they’re planning a “multimillion-dollar renovation” to update guest rooms, the dining area and the grounds of the property. “The idea is to bring the hotel into the 21st century without losing its early 20th-century appeal and charm,” said James Haimsohn, who bought the hotels with his business partner, Jared Steinberg. The pair are based in Southern California and bought the hotel through Sagebrush Management LLC. Once the renovations are complete, Haimsohn said, guests can expect to see a “modest increase” in room rates. Haimsohn said longtime clients won’t be priced out of the hotel. Haimsohn said there were

no plans to reduce staffing at the hotel. The new owners are hiring a professional hotel management firm — Dallas-based Prism Hotels — to oversee the day-to-day operations. Haimsohn said he comes from a hotel management background and was attracted to Taos by its “dynamic market” that includes art, culture and outdoor activities. He said the unique feel of the Sagebrush Inn made it an attractive investment. “One of the primary things that attracted us to this property was the tremendous pride of ownership that the Blairs had demonstrated,” Haimsohn said. State records show that the liquor license for the hotel was sold for $400,000 Sept. 12. The sale of the Sagebrush property comes nearly 40 years after it was bought by Ken Blair. Blair, 84, told The Taos News that he bought the Sagebrush in 1975, and he said it was starting to show its age. “It’s beautiful architectural property, but when I got it, it was pretty sad,” Blair said. Blair undertook a series of

renovations and expansions over the next several years, though he said his intention was never to change the feel of the property. “My aim was always to keep it what it was,” Blair said. Blair owned and operated the property for nearly four decades. He said the business wasn’t only good for him and his family, but for the hundreds of locals who’ve been employed there. “It’s been good for the town, good for the people, and everybody that’s worked here has taken pride in it,” Blair said. Blair said business between 2008 and 2012 was “pretty dry,” though he said things picked up in 2013. The hotel industry is projected to improve in the coming years — a fact that likely motivated the buyers, Blair said. Aside from a few hand-picked artworks — including some valuable Rory Wagner pieces — Blair said the bulk of the hotel’s art collection would remain in the building. The Blairs said they plan to stay in Taos. They still own and operate the Quality Inn.

Mayhem: Actors might Skype in Continued from Page B-1 with dragons, armies of reanimated corpses and various battle scenes — lends itself to being seen on a screen larger than that of most television sets. The hope is that “the people able to get in will appreciate the production values,” he said. The theater’s general manager, Jon Bowman, said, “A lot of television shows now have budgets approaching what films do … and in a lot of ways, they’re superior” in terms of production value. The process of getting approval to screen the TV series lasted several months, according to Martin and Bowman. “The only big hang-up for us was that HBO gave us permission, but we can’t charge,” Bowman, said, attributing the requirement to contracts between HBO and the show’s stars. “Obviously, we’re hoping to do all right with the concession and sell some merchandise and books.” The cinema, which sells signed copies of Martin’s books at cover price, is hoping to sell more of the books, and Martin said he is working with HBO to be able to sell other merchandise, including seasons for home viewing on DVD and Blu-ray. Though it’s been open for a little over four months, the Jean Cocteau has managed to establish itself as an art house theater — with weekly late-night screenings, which included

Game of Thrones’ Robb Stark, played by Richard Madden.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show around Halloween — as well as an event space. The cinema played host to a panel on the John F. Kennedy assassination with filmmaker Dean Balsamo on Nov. 22, and author Michael Chabon was at the theater in September for a book signing and discussion with Martin. The 12 weeks of screenings will bring together both of these aspects of Jean Cocteau’s offerings. In addition to showing every episode of the series, the screenings will involve some question-and-answer sessions with actors and others involved in the show’s production, either through Skype or in person. Though Martin is still working out the specifics of who might be making appearances to answer audience questions,

he has confirmed that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will Skype into one of the screenings. “Once we have some definite commitments … we’ll be releasing that and letting people know,” Martin said, adding that the Q-and-A’s would likely take place on nights when only two episodes are shown. Martin, who is working on another book in his series, said he will try to be present at as many of the showings as possible, especially those involving guests appearing in person or via Skype. “It’ll be kind of a once-in-alifetime opportunity for people here to connect with the cast and the crew,” Bowman said. Contact David Salazar at davidjsalazar@gmail.com.

Lea County sees economic boom thanks to oil, gas 29 percent compared to the same quarter of the previous HOBBS — The good news: year, while other retail and oil New studies show Lea County and natural gas gross receipts is continuing to experience a were down slightly from the boom thanks to oil and gas. same quarter of the previous The bad news: The southeast- year. ern New Mexico county is still In addition, $34 million was facing a housing, teacher and reported in building permit police officer shortage. valuations, which is the largest According to the latest Enerquarter on record. The next gyPlex economic index released highest quarter for building perlast week by the Economic mit valuations was in 2004, with Development Corporation of Lea County, the county showed $25 million. “High building permit valuaa 13th straight quarter of tion speak to both the economic improvement, the Hobbs Newsenvironment resulting in high Sun reports. levels of construction activity, as During the second quarter well as the stimulus to the local of 2013, Lea County’s economy economy provided by carrying grew by 7.9 percent over the same quarter in 2012. The index out those construction projects in terms of employment, puris a reflection of the general chase of building materials, utieconomy and indicates that lization of local contractors, and spending, taxable business so on,” Ingham said. receipts, construction and The state Taxation and Revemployment continue to rise. enue Department also reported Karr Ingham, an economist from Amarillo who prepares the a jump in gross receipts taxes EnergyPlex index, said employ- for Hobbs. But while the area continues ment in Lea County continues to see a boom, the county is still to register solid improvement and the county’s growth should struggling with finding enough housing for residents and continue into 2014. Vehicle sales are up by attracting and keeping teachers, The Associated Press

During the second quarter of 2013, Lea County’s economy grew by 7.9 percent over the same quarter in 2012. who sometimes quit for more lucrative jobs in the oil industry. The Hobbs Police Department also is facing a shortage of qualified officers that now has funding for 90 officers. “We are currently six officers short, however, we were authorized an additional 14 positions this year due to the growth in our community,” Hobbs police spokesman Mike Stone told The Associated Press. “We struggle to recruit locally due to a shallow qualified applicant pool [and] due to the booming local economy.”

In a 2002 plea deal, Ortiz pleaded guilty to driving under realized he was driving the the influence and admitted to wrong direction. Ortiz said he three previous convictions, all attempted a U-turn, but accel- misdemeanors, in 1987, 1994 erated too fast and flipped his and 1995. But court documents vehicle onto its roof. Police in that case failed to mention said he was able to crawl out of the DWI conviction in 1986 in the SUV without injury. Bernalillo County. Ortiz told officers that he Documents in the 2002 case had consumed some Wild show that Ortiz’s license had Turkey bourbon before drivbeen revoked between 1996 ing that night, according to the and 2006. report, but he said he wasn’t District Court Judge Stefeeling drunk. But officers phen Pfeffer gave Ortiz an reported that Ortiz required 18-month sentence in the help standing and that he had Santa Fe County jail with six “a strong odor of alcohol” on months suspended. Ortiz also his breath. Dashboard camera got eight months of credit for video of the incident shows pre-sentencing confinement, Ortiz laughing and stumbling during field sobriety tests. The and after his release, he spent video also shows him disobey- six months on probation. His license revocation was ing an officer’s orders and extended to 2007. refusing to take the tests. During probation, Ortiz Officers wrote that Ortiz was not allowed to drink alcoagreed to a breath alcohol test, hol, and he was required to which showed blood alcohol content levels of 0.19 and 0.20, complete a “drug and alcohol more than twice the legal driv- screening and required treatment.” Additionally, he agreed ing limit of .08. Officers then to random drug tests and to took Ortiz to Christus St. Vinavoid bars. cent Regional Medical Center From 2004 to 2010, Ortiz for a blood draw. remained sober, according to As of Thursday, Ortiz was his repeated petitions to renew being held at the Santa Fe his driver’s license. He first County jail in lieu of a $15,000 asked the court to renew his cash bond. license in January 2009, stating City police did not provide that he had been convicted of details of the 10 previous three or more DWI convicdrunken-driving charges for tions, but he said it had been Ortiz that officers had noted in five years since his last DWI in their report. Celina Westervelt, 2002. He said he didn’t drink department spokeswoman, anymore, citing severe health said the arresting officer likely problems such as cirrhosis and got that information from the hepatitis C. National Crime Information Santa Fe County jail records Center. A reporter was unable don’t show additional DWI to verify this information arrests for Ortiz between 2002 Thursday. and 2010, but they do show A telephone message left he was arrested in 2004 on with Ortiz was not returned.

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charges of resisting an officer, possession of an open container of alcohol and engaging in a fight. And in 2005, he was arrested on charges of aggravated assault and disorderly conduct. It appears both cases were dismissed. Judge James Hall allowed Ortiz to drive again on the condition that he use an ignition interlock system for six months. Ortiz completed that requirement, and Hall initially reinstated his license. But Hall then changed his mind, citing Ortiz’s extensive drunken-driving history. The judge ordered that Ortiz spend another five months using the interlock, which Ortiz did. In 2010, former District Court Judge Barbara Vigil reinstated Ortiz’s license, stating that he “presented unambiguous and detailed evidence of complete sobriety,” and that he “has shown good cause for restoration of driving privileges.” Ortiz’s mother and several of his neighbors in the 800 block of Colombia Street had written letters on his behalf. While each letter is worded differently, the message in all of them was essentially the same: that Ortiz had stopped drinking, and that he wasn’t in any danger of starting anytime soon. “I no longer suffer the anguish of him consuming alcohol,” wrote his mother, Mary Ortiz. Contact Chris Quintana at 986-3093 or cquintana@ sfnewmexican.com.

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SPORTS

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NFL

Cowboys may find out what they can do without Romo QB not officially ruled out for Sunday’s game against Eagles

season finale against an NFC East rival since 2008 — and their first elimination game IRVING, Texas — For without Romo in 10 years. years, Tony Romo’s defenders Dallas hasn’t ruled out the have answered his penchant star quarterback for Sunday for costly late-game mistakes night’s game against Philawith a rhetorical question: delphia, but all signs point to What would the Dallas Romo’s back injury pushing Cowboys do without him? Kyle Orton into the starting It appears they will find out role after two years of limited in their fourth playoffs-or-bust play as the backup. By Schuyler Dixon The Associated Press

tions, challenges anyone to come up with a current quarterback who could do better Surely Orton’s name isn’t in Romo’s situation. And he’s the first that comes to mind not kidding. for fans wanting a change after years of damaging inter“Name whoever you want,” ceptions, fumbles or, most said White, who lost three infamously, the field goal flub straight NFC championship when Romo dropped the snap games in the 1980s and lost on a kick that could have won his job to Gary Hogeboom. “I his first playoff game in 2006. don’t care if it’s Tom Brady, Danny White, the last long- if it’s Peyton Manning, if time Dallas starter who failed Please see Romo, Page B-8 to meet Super Bowl expecta-

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo looks for an opening to pass during Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md. EVAN VUCCI THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LADY HORSEMEN CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT ST. MICHAEL’S 73, CAPITAL 46

Loosening the reins Lady Horsemen break scoring record in win over Capital

Miami Heat star beats Manning by 11 votes By Tim Reynolds

The Associated Press

By James Barron

The New Mexican

MIAMI — The only thing that keeps LeBron James up worrying at night is basketball, which simultaneously makes perfect sense and no sense. On one hand, he’s the game’s best player. On the other, he’s rarely impressed with himself. Even after a year like 2013 — when a spectacular wedLeBron ding, a second NBA James championship and a fourth MVP award were among the many highlights enjoyed by the Miami Heat star — he still is, as he puts it, striving for greatness. Or, technically, more greatness, since his enormous list of accomplishments just keeps growing. James was announced Thursday as The Associated Press’ 2013 Male Athlete of the Year, becoming the third basketball player to capture the award that has been annually awarded since 1931. James received 31 of 96 votes cast in a poll of news organizations, beating Peyton Man-

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orget crawling or walking. The St. Michael’s Lady Horsemen are trying to gallop. Or better yet, dare we say, “The Runnin’ Lady Horsemen?” For years, the girls basketball program seems to take offense to offense, but this season’s group is embracing it. On Thursday night, St. Michael’s was in a recordsetting mood as it scored the most points in eight seasons under head coach Martin Romero in beating Capital 73-46 in the opening round of the Lady Horsemen Christmas Tournament in Perez-Shelley Gymnasium. The Lady Horsemen (9-3) take on Pojoaque Valley in a rematch of last week’s Ben Luján semifinal at 6 p.m. on Friday, while Española plays District 2AAAA rival Bernalillo in the 4:30 p.m. semifinal. When Karen Veruete scored on a layup with 10 seconds left, the Lady Horsemen broke their previous high of 71 points, which they did on Jan. 23, 2008 against Raton. Romero didn’t hesitate to explain the change in tempo. “We have the personnel to be able to push it,” Romero said. “We’ve been working on it every day. We got speed. If you’d seen us two months ago, you’d have said there’s not way this team is running. But we work on it every day.” When the team hit the court for the start of practice, the biggest obstacle for the Lady Horsemen was their conditioning. It was not ideal for them to run for 32 minutes. Varsity assistant coach Joe Vigil helped whip St. Michael’s into shape. Aside from 33- and 32-point efforts in wins over Los Alamos and Pojoaque, the Lady Horsemen are averaging 51.4 points per game. “I think that is what is helping us,” said freshman wing Jocelyn Fernandez. “We’re getting back in transition defense and on press breaks. We’re sprinting down there and it’s easier to get the ball to us.” Fernandez has been one of the beneficiaries to the uptempo style. She had

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Suite, Aggies beat Lynch, No. 24 NIU

By Bernie Wilson

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St. Michael’s Christiana Gabaldon, left, dribbles around Capital’s Miquela Vigil in the first quarter of Thursday’s game during the St. Michael’s Lady Horsemen Christmas Tournament at Perez-Shelley Gymnasium. For more photos, go to tinyurl.com/12g5baj. JANE PHILLIPS/THE NEW MEXICAN

2013 in review: Quite a wild ride in prep sports

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James wins AP Male Athlete of the Year

is the season for end-of-year pitality room for the Lady Horsemen lists, so why not have one for Christmas Tournament on Friday. Northern New Mexico? And with that, on with the awards It has been quite an entertaining for this year: 2013, whether the action was on the Game of the year: This was hard field, in the gym — or in to choose. Both games the office. involve St. Michael’s, and You can’t say this year were playoff games. Unforhas been bereft of excitetunately, they were losses. ment, anticipation and So, how do you choose exasperation, which is what between the Class AAA makes prep sports so much state boys basketball chamfun, right? This list isn’t pionship game between St. necessarily the best of the Michael’s and Albuquerque best, but rather the most Hope Christian and the James Class AAA football quarterintriguing person (or perBarron final matchup between the sons) that made noise this Commentary Horsemen and Robertson? calendar year. Both teams that vanSo, sorry, St. Michael’s quished the Horsemen football. We can’t whitewere state champions (Yes, I know wash the AAA quarterfinal loss to the Hope game was for the champiLas Vegas Robertson with that AAA onship), but they were extraordinary championship in 2012. I missed out on that. I’ll pick up the tab at the hos- in their own way. Robertson avenged

a 50-0 beatdown in the regular season, but Hope did something more dramatic: it invoked the spirit of Lenny Roybal by stalling. Tell me you saw that coming. Please. Coach of the year: Again, the easy pick would be St. Michael’s boys hoops coach Ron Geyer because he does more with less than anyone. Robertson’s Leroy Gonzalez took his team from 1-3 at the beginning of the football season and turned it into championship material. But my vote is Taos’ Daniel Trujillo. The coaches around the North and in the state laud his coaching acumen and his character. You need character to withstand losing your job, only to get it back within a week. Team of the year: There is only one program that has won eight state championships in the past five years. Of course, it helps that Los Alamos has a boys and girls cross country

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program to do that. Still, any program that wins three straight AAAA titles on the boys and girls side is tops in my book. Administrator of the year: The folks at Santa Fe High and Capital whisper her name as if her spectre lingers, but Santa Fe Public Schools athletic director Kim Loomis made more noise than any administrator this year. Two wrong votes in an all-too-important classification and realignment referendum will do that to you. Then she took the fall for the ineligibility issues at Capital. You can’t say she won’t be forgotten — especially when the Santa Fe High activity bus turns off of I-25 at the Bernalillo exit, on its way to Rio Rancho next fall. Athlete of the year: Stand up and take a bow .... Wait a minute. We can’t have that discussion until the spring. See you then.

SAN DIEGO — Safety Brian Suite intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble by Heisman Trophy finalist Jordan Lynch 21 Utah St. 21 to help Utah State beat No. 24 24 N. Illinois 14 Northern Illinois 21-14 on Thursday night in the Poinsettia Bowl. Joey DeMartino, who went to high school and junior college in San Diego, carried 23 times for 143 yards and a touchdown for Utah State (9-5). He was the offensive MVP. Lynch, who was third in the Heisman Trophy voting and made The Associated Press All-America team as an all-purpose player, had a rough end to his college career. Besides the two turnovers, he was held to just 39 yards rushing, keeping him from becoming the first major college player to rush for 2,000 yards and pass for 2,000 yards in the same season. He extended his extended his major college record for yards rushing for a quarterback in a season

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BASKETBALL BASKETBALL NBA Eastern Conference

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

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Rockets 100, Grizzlies 92

GB — 1/2 3 3 4 GB — 61/2 81/2 81/2 14 GB — 10 111/2 13 17

Southwest W L Pct GB San Antonio 23 7 .767 — Houston 20 11 .645 31/2 Dallas 16 13 .552 61/2 New Orleans 12 14 .462 9 Memphis 12 16 .429 10 Northwest W L Pct GB Portland 23 5 .821 — Oklahoma City 23 5 .821 — Denver 14 13 .519 81/2 Minnesota 13 15 .464 10 Utah 8 23 .258 161/2 Pacific W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 20 10 .667 — Phoenix 17 10 .630 11/2 Golden State 17 13 .567 3 L.A. Lakers 13 16 .448 61/2 Sacramento 8 19 .296 101/2 Thursday’s Games Atlanta 127, Cleveland 125,2OT Houston 100, Memphis 92 San Antonio 116, Dallas 107 L.A. Clippers at Portland Wednesday’s Games Chicago 95, Brooklyn 78 Oklahoma City 123, New York 94 Miami 101, L.A. Lakers 95 Houston 111, San Antonio 98 Golden State 105, L.A. Clippers 103 Friday’s Games Detroit at Orlando, 5 p.m. Oklahoma City at Charlotte, 5 p.m. Toronto at New York, 5:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Brooklyn, 5:30 p.m. Washington at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Denver at New Orleans, 6 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Utah, 7 p.m. Miami at Sacramento, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Golden State, 8:30 p.m.

Hawks 127, Cavaliers 125, 2OT

ATLANTA (127) Carroll 3-7 1-2 8, Millsap 9-17 0-0 20, Horford 11-17 2-2 25, Teague 14-24 5-7 34, Korver 7-15 2-2 20, Brand 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 3-9 1-2 7, Mack 3-9 3-4 10, Schroder 0-0 0-0 0, Scott 0-2 0-0 0, Ayon 0-1 0-0 0, Antic 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 51-103 14-19 127. CLEVELAND (125) Clark 1-4 0-0 3, Thompson 8-13 6-8 22, Bynum 2-3 0-0 4, Irving 17-33 3-4 40, Miles 4-7 0-0 10, Waiters 9-14 1-2 20, Jack 2-5 5-8 9, Varejao 4-7 0-0 8, Dellavedova 2-6 4-4 9, Bennett 0-1 0-0 0, Zeller 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 49-94 19-26 125. Atlanta 26 24 26 19 1319—127 Cleveland 27 21 24 23 1317—125 3-Point Goals—Atlanta 11-34 (Korver 4-12, Millsap 2-4, Horford 1-1, Antic 1-1, Carroll 1-3, Mack 1-3, Teague 1-4, Scott 0-2, Williams 0-4), Cleveland 8-21 (Irving 3-8, Miles 2-3, Clark 1-1, Waiters 1-3, Dellavedova 1-4, Jack 0-1, Varejao 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Atlanta 56 (Millsap 11), Cleveland 53 (Varejao 17). Assists— Atlanta 33 (Teague 14), Cleveland 22 (Irving 9). Total Fouls—Atlanta 24, Cleveland 19. Technicals—Cleveland defensive three second. A—18,682 (20,562).

MEMPHIS (92) Prince 4-7 0-0 9, Randolph 8-20 7-12 23, Koufos 2-5 1-2 5, Conley 4-14 1-2 11, Allen 4-11 0-0 8, Bayless 3-7 0-0 7, Johnson 5-8 1-2 12, Davis 2-6 0-0 4, Miller 3-9 1-2 7, Leuer 3-6 0-0 6. Totals 38-93 11-20 92. HOUSTON (100) Parsons 5-12 5-6 15, Jones 10-14 0-3 20, Howard 1-5 0-0 2, Lin 5-13 6-6 18, Harden 2-9 22-25 27, Brooks 3-7 0-0 6, Casspi 1-3 0-0 2, Garcia 2-4 0-0 6, Motiejunas 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 31-71 33-40 100. Memphis 23 30 19 20—92 Houston 26 19 21 34—100

3-Point Goals—Memphis 5-18 (Conley 2-4, Prince 1-2, Bayless 1-4, Johnson 1-4, Miller 0-2, Allen 0-2), Houston 5-24 (Garcia 2-4, Lin 2-4, Harden 1-5, Motiejunas 0-1, Casspi 0-1, Jones 0-2, Brooks 0-3, Parsons 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Memphis 61 (Randolph 17), Houston 50 (Parsons 11). Assists—Memphis 20 (Conley 6), Houston 17 (Harden, Parsons 5). Total Fouls—Memphis 30, Houston 19. Technicals—Randolph. A—18,201 (18,023).

Spurs 116, Mavericks 107

SAN ANTONIO (116) Leonard 3-6 1-2 7, Duncan 7-16 7-8 21, Splitter 2-4 8-11 12, Parker 6-18 11-12 23, Belinelli 2-5 0-0 4, Diaw 5-6 0-0 10, Ginobili 2-7 3-4 8, Ayres 1-3 2-2 4, Mills 2-3 0-0 5, Green 7-7 3-3 22, Bonner 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-75 35-42 116. DALLAS (107) Marion 1-9 2-2 4, Nowitzki 10-17 4-4 25, Blair 6-8 2-3 14, Calderon 5-11 0-0 13, Ellis 9-19 5-7 23, Carter 4-12 11-11 20, Dalembert 4-7 0-0 8, Crowder 0-1 0-2 0, Mekel 0-0 0-2 0, Larkin 0-1 0-0 0, Ellington 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-85 24-31 107. San Antonio 27 31 26 32—116 Dallas 20 31 26 30—107 3-Point Goals—San Antonio 7-16 (Green 5-5, Mills 1-2, Ginobili 1-4, Leonard 0-2, Belinelli 0-3), Dallas 5-17 (Calderon 3-4, Nowitzki 1-2, Carter 1-4, Larkin 0-1, Crowder 0-1, Marion 0-2, Ellis 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—San Antonio 53 (Duncan 13), Dallas 45 (Blair 11). Assists—San Antonio 22 (Diaw 5), Dallas 18 (Ellis 6). Total Fouls—San Antonio 25, Dallas 26. A—20,305 (19,200).

NCAA Mens’ Top 25 Schedule

Thursday’s Games No games scheduled. Friday’s Games No. 3 Ohio State vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 5 p.m. No. 19 North Carolina vs. Northern Kentucky, 5 p.m. No. 20 San Diego State vs. Saint Katherine, 8 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 2 Syracuse vs. No. 8 Villanova, 12 p.m. No. 4 Wisconsin vs. Prairie View, 12 p.m. No. 5 Michigan State vs. New Orleans, 2:15 p.m. No. 6 Louisville at No. 18 Kentucky, 2 p.m. No. 9 Duke vs. Eastern Michigan, 12 p.m. No. 15 UConn vs. Eastern Washington at Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport, Conn., 10 a.m. No. 17 Memphis vs. Jackson State, 10 a.m. No. 21 Colorado vs. Georgia, 8 p.m. No. 23 UMass vs. Providence, 4 p.m. No. 24 Gonzaga vs. Santa Clara, 6 p.m. No. 25 Missouri at N.C. State, 6 p.m.

Women’s AP Top 25

Thursday’s Games No games scheduled. Friday’s Games

No games scheduled.

NATIONAL SCOREBOARD

FOOTBALL

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East W y-New England11 Miami 8 N.Y. Jets 7 Buffalo 6 South W y-Indianapolis 10 Tennessee 6 Jacksonville 4 Houston 2 North W y-Cincinnati 10 Baltimore 8 Pittsburgh 7 Cleveland 4 West W y-Denver 12 x-Kansas City 11 San Diego 8 Oakland 4

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PF PA 410 318 310 315 270 380 319 354 PF PA 361 326 346 371 237 419 266 412 PF PA 396 288 303 318 359 363 301 386 PF PA 572 385 406 278 369 324 308 419

National Conference

East W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia 9 6 0 .600 418 360 Dallas 8 7 0 .533 417 408 N.Y. Giants 6 9 0 .400 274 377 Washington 3 12 0 .200 328 458 South W L T Pct PF PA x-Carolina 11 4 0 .733 345 221 New Orleans 10 5 0 .667 372 287 Atlanta 4 11 0 .267 333 422 Tampa Bay 4 11 0 .267 271 347 North W L T Pct PF PA Chicago 8 7 0 .533 417 445 Green Bay 7 7 1 .500 384 400 Detroit 7 8 0 .467 382 362 Minnesota 4 10 1 .300 377 467 West W L T Pct PF PA x-Seattle 12 3 0 .800 390 222 x-San Fran. 11 4 0 .733 383 252 Arizona 10 5 0 .667 359 301 St. Louis 7 8 0 .467 339 337 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division WEEK SEVENTEEN Sunday, Dec. 29 Houston at Tennessee, 11 a.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 11 a.m. Carolina at Atlanta, 11 a.m. Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 11 a.m. Washington at N.Y. Giants, 11ap.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 11 a.m. Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 11 a.m. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 11 a.m. Denver at Oakland, 2:25 p.m. Kansas City at San Diego, 2:25 p.m. St. Louis at Seattle, 2:25 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 2:25 p.m. Green Bay at Chicago, 2:25 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 2:25 p.m. Buffalo at New England, 2:25 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 6:30 p.m.

NCAA FBS Bowls

Thursday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Pittsburgh 30, Bowling Green 27 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego Utah State 21, Northern Illinois 14 Friday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl At Annapolis, Md. Marshall (9-4) vs. Maryland (7-5), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Texas Bowl At Houston Minnesota (8-4) vs. Syracuse (6-6), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco BYU (8-4) vs. Washington (8-4), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl At New York Notre Dame (8-4) vs. Rutgers (6-6), 10 a.m. (ESPN)

BASEBALL

Posting period begins for Japanese pitcher Tanaka The Associated Press

Rakuten Golden Eagles pitcher Masahiro Tanaka speaks at a Dec. 17 news conference after a meeting with his club president, in Sendai, northern Japan. Tanaka’s team says it has decided to let him seek his career in the United States next season, reversing its earlier rejection. KYODO NEWS FILE PHOTO

play in the majors. Tachibana cited Tanaka’s 24-0 regular-season record with a 1.27 ERA and his “outstanding contribution to the team” over seven seasons as reasons for choosing to post the player. A day after throwing a complete game in a Game 6 loss in the Japan Series, Tanaka saved the clincher, bringing the first league championship to the team based in Sendai, which is still recovering from the devastation wrought by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Several major league teams argued that under the system established in 1998, only the richest franchises could afford to bid on the right to sign star Japanese players still under club control. The new system levels the process — and also

means the player could get a contract around $100 million. The New York Yankees are among several teams in need of top-line starting pitching. Under the rules of the threeyear agreement, starting with the day after a player is posted and continuing for 30 days, any team willing to pay the fee may attempt to sign the player. A club pays the posting fee only if it signs the player, and the fee is then submitted in installments, with the timing dependent on the amount. A player who is not signed may not be posted again until the following Nov. 1. During the previous agreement, Boston obtained Daisake Matsuzaka from the Seibu Lions before the 2007 season for $51,111,111.11 and agreed to a $52 million, six-year contract.

Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif. Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)

PITT. 30, BOWLING GREEN 27

Pittsburgh 7 10 3 10—30 Bowling Green 3 7 10 7—27 First Quarter BG—FG Tate 28, 4:26. Pitt—Conner 15 run (Blewitt kick), :58. Second Quarter Pitt—FG Blewitt 25, 8:29. Pitt—Boyd 54 punt return (Blewitt kick), 6:43. BG—Bayer 29 pass from Johnson (Tate kick), 1:28. Third Quarter BG—Gates 94 kickoff return (Tate kick), 14:49. BG—FG Tate 46, 9:52. Pitt—FG Blewitt 28, 5:59. Fourth Quarter Pitt—Voytik 5 run (Blewitt kick), 9:31. BG—Burbrink 15 pass from Johnson (Tate kick), 4:42. Pitt—FG Blewitt 39, 1:17. A—26,259. ——— Pitt BG First downs 21 18 Rushes-yards 39-255 34-10 Passing 232 279 Comp-Att-Int 13-22-0 21-33-0 Return Yards 69 0 Punts-Avg. 4-41.0 5-54.6 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0 Penalties-Yards 4-50 4-36 Time of Possession 28:50 31:10 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Pittsburgh, Conner 26-229, Voytik 2-24, Parrish 1-2, Bennett 5-2, Savage 4-0, Team 1-(minus 2). Bowling Green, Tra.Greene 18-39, Coppet 5-2, Johnson 11-(minus 31). PASSING—Pittsburgh, Savage 8-13-0124, Voytik 5-9-0-108. Bowling Green, Johnson 20-32-0-272, H.Jackson 1-1-0-7. RECEIVING—Pittsburgh, Boyd 8-173, Holtz 2-21, Garner 1-20, Wuestner 1-13, Bennett 1-5. Bowling Green, Joplin 6-86, H.Jackson 5-78, Bayer 3-57, Burbrink 3-44, Moore 2-12, Tra.Greene 2-10, Johnson 0-(minus 8).

UTAH ST. 21, No. 24 N. ILLINOIS 14

Utah St. 3 3 7 8—21 N. Illinois 0 7 0 7—14 First Quarter USU—FG Diaz 31, 6:56. Second Quarter USU—FG Diaz 39, 14:09. NIU—Lynch 1 run (Sims kick), 8:17. Third Quarter USU—Swindall 5 pass from Garretson (Diaz kick), 11:57. Fourth Quarter USU—DeMartino 1 run (Natson pass from Garretson), 4:14. NIU—Brescacin 15 pass from Lynch (Sims kick), 1:44. A—23,408. ——— USU NIU First downs 17 19 Rushes-yards 45-168 38-99 Passing 121 216 Comp-Att-Int 17-28-2 20-35-1 Return Yards 0 15 Punts-Avg. 3-45.0 4-35.5 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1 Penalties-Yards 2-20 4-46 Time of Possession 32:21 27:39 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Utah St., DeMartino 23143, Marshall 6-40, Glover-Wright 1-3, Natson 5-3, Garretson 6-(minus 6), Team 4-(minus 15). N. Illinois, Lynch 18-39, Stingily 11-38, Maxwell 1-10, Spencer 2-6, D.Brown 3-5, Turner 1-1, Lewis 2-0.

PASSING—Utah St., Garretson 17-282-121. N. Illinois, Lynch 20-35-1-216. RECEIVING—Utah St., Butler 4-33, Swindall 4-28, Natson 3-11, Van Leeuwen 2-23, Houston 1-11, DeMartino 1-8, Marshall 1-4, Andersen 1-3. N. Illinois, Lewis 6-55, D.Brown 4-63, Brescacin 3-30, Eakes 3-29, Maxwell 2-23, Spencer 1-10, Stingily 1-6.

HOCKEY HOCKEY

NHL Eastern Conference

Atlantic GP Boston 37 Tampa Bay 37 Montreal 38 Detroit 39 Toronto 39 Ottawa 39 Florida 38 Buffalo 37 Metro GP Pittsburgh 39 Washington 37 Philadelphia 37 N.Y. Rangers 38 New Jersey 38 Columbus 37 Carolina 37 N.Y. Islanders 38

W 25 23 22 17 18 15 14 10 W 27 19 17 18 15 16 14 11

L OL Pts GF GA 10 2 52 106 77 11 3 49 106 87 13 3 47 96 84 13 9 43 99108 16 5 41 106 113 17 7 37 111 126 19 5 33 88123 24 3 23 66105 L OL Pts GFGA 11 1 55 121 88 14 4 42 117112 16 4 38 93104 18 2 38 88102 16 7 37 92 99 17 4 36 101106 15 8 36 86105 20 7 29 96129

Western Conference

Central GP W L OL Pts GFGA Chicago 39 26 7 6 58 145107 St. Louis 36 24 7 5 53 128 85 Colorado 36 23 10 3 49 106 88 Minnesota 39 20 14 5 45 88 96 Dallas 36 18 12 6 42 106107 Winnipeg 39 16 18 5 37 103116 Nashville 37 16 17 4 36 85109 Pacific GP W L OL Pts GFGA Anaheim 39 27 7 5 59 127 98 Los Angeles 38 25 9 4 54 106 76 San Jose 37 23 8 6 52 121 94 Vancouver 39 22 11 6 50 106 93 Phoenix 36 19 10 7 45 111110 Calgary 37 14 17 6 34 95118 Edmonton 39 12 24 3 27 101135 Note: Two points are awarded for a win; one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Thursday’s Games No games scheduled. Friday’s Games Ottawa at Boston, 5 p.m. Buffalo at Toronto, 5 p.m. Columbus at New Jersey, 5 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 5 p.m. Pittsburgh at Carolina, 5 p.m. Colorado at Chicago, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. Nashville at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Edmonton at Calgary, 7 p.m. San Jose at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games Boston at Ottawa, 5 p.m. Montreal at Tampa Bay, 5 p.m. Detroit at Florida, 5 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m. Chicago at St. Louis, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at Nashville, 6 p.m. Phoenix at Anaheim, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Edmonton, 8 p.m.

Leaders

Through Dec. 25 Scoring Sidney Crosby, Pit Patrick Kane, Chi Ryan Getzlaf, Anh N. Backstrom, Was A. Ovechkin, Was Corey Perry, Anh Evgeni Malkin, Pit Joe Thornton, SJ Chris Kunitz, Pit John Tavares, NYI Alex Steen, StL Tyler Seguin, Dal M. St. Louis, TB Erik Karlsson, Ott

GP 39 39 36 37 35 39 32 37 39 38 35 34 37 39

G 20 22 19 9 30 22 9 5 20 13 24 19 16 10

A PTS 34 54 27 49 25 44 33 42 11 41 19 41 32 41 35 40 19 39 26 39 14 38 18 37 21 37 27 37

WINTER OLYMPICS

Speedskaters start from zero at U.S. trials for Sochi Games

But when the results are all in, we’ll be ready to take on the world in Sochi.” Everyone is starting from The long-track trials will scratch at the U.S. Olympic be held over five days (with speedskating trials. an off-day Monday), followed It doesn’t matter if you’re immediately by the U.S. short two-time gold medalist Shani track trials on the infield rink Davis or an obscure long shot at the same facility, a four-day — you have to earn your way meet that ends Jan. 5. onto the American team that The U.S. short track prowill be in Sochi. gram is rebuilding after the U.S. Speedskating officials retirements of 2010 stars are hoping the new format Apolo Anton Ohno and Kathwill lead to more interest in erine Reutter, as well as scanthe trials, which begin Friday dals and strife that led to a at the Olympic oval in suburmajor overhaul of the national ban Salt Lake City. governing body. For the athletes and coaches, But the traditional speedit raises the anxiety level. skating team, with medal contenders such as Davis, “I’m not a fan of the fact Heather Richardson and Britthat our top skaters weren’t tany Bowe, should be one of able to prequalify based on their World Cup results,” said the top countries in Sochi, continuing the strong U.S. tranational sprint team coach dition on the big oval. Ryan Shimabukuro, referring to the system used during preStart with Davis, who won vious Olympic cycles. “A lot gold in the 1,000 meters and of those decisions were based silver in the 1,500 at each of on television coverage. But the last two Olympics. He that makes it very difficult for leads the World Cup standus. We have a very hard travel ings in both events heading schedule. When you get to this into the trials, but hasn’t been time of year, you want to proquite as dominant as he was tect your medal contenders.” before the Vancouver Games four years ago. This time, the World Cup meets merely determined Shimabukuro said that’s by how many spots a country design. It’s all about peaking at got in each event. The trithe right time. als in Kearns, Utah — site of “Shani has taken a little speedskating during the 2002 different approach than he Winter Games — will decide took in 2010,” the coach said. which U.S. skaters actually fill “Though he has skated well those spots. in the fall, he’s not won every “It’s a tough qualification race. It’s all about timing. system for us,” Shimabukuro When you’re building toward said. “The trials will be pretty the games, sometimes it’s hard stressful for most competitors. to hold on to that top form. By Paul Newberry The Associated Press

By Howie Rumberg

NEW YORK — The bidding for Japanese star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has begun. All 30 major league teams were notified that the 30-day period to sign the star 25-yearold right-hander began at 8 a.m. EST Thursday, according to MLB spokesman Michael Teevan. Clubs have until 5 p.m. Jan. 24 to attempt to reach an agreement with the ace. If Tanaka and a major league team come to terms, that franchise is required to pay his Japanese club, the Rakuten Eagles, a posting fee, now capped at $20 million under a deal reached two weeks ago between MLB and Nippon Professional Baseball. Under the old, no-limit system, the Texas Rangers paid more than $50 million for the right to negotiate with Yu Darvish before the 2012 season. Tanaka will be represented by Excel Sports Management during the process. Other Excel Sports clients include Dodgers two-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw and Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. Rakuten rejected the new posting system but was outvoted in balloting by Japan’s 12 teams. The Japan Series champion then said it was going to retain Tanaka, whose rights it holds for two more seasons. Eagles President Yozo Tachibana, however, changed course Wednesday, saying that Tanaka deserved a chance to

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

So he’s changed his strategy a little bit. But he’s hungrier than ever.” On the women’s side, the Americans have a pair of former inline skaters who are favored to claim medals in Russia. Richardson leads the World Cup standings in the 1,000, just ahead of her teammate. Bowe is ranked No. 1 in the 1,500, while Richardson holds down the second spot in the 500 behind South Korea’s Sang-Hwa Lee. A native of North Carolina, Richardson has been building for this moment ever since she posted a pair of top-10 finishes in Vancouver. Bowe, who was born in Ocala, Fla., only took up the sport after the last Olympics but quickly became one of the world’s best on blades instead of wheels. “Both want to become Olympic champions,” Shimabukuro said. “They’re pushing each other as well as other members of the sprint team. A lot of our success is due to our team working very well together and being very supportive of each other. Heather is going into these games with one Olympics under her belt. She knows what to expect.” It’s different for Bowe, who is also a former college basketball point guard. “She’s been on the fast track in her career,” Shimabukuro said. “This is only her fourth season on ice and her third season skating internationally. It’s been a meteoric rise to the top of the speedskating world.”


SPORTS NBA

Teague’s clutch shot gives Hawks 2OT win The Associated Press

CLEVELAND — Jeff Teague scored a career-high 34 points, including a tiebreaking 20-foot jumper at Hawks 127 the buzzer Cavaliers 125 in the second overtime, leading the Atlanta Hawks a 127-125 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night. Teague’s fallaway jumper over Tristan Thompson bounced off the rim five times before falling through the net. Teague, who also had 14 assists,

fell to the floor after shooting the ball and was mobbed by his teammates. Teague’s 3-pointer with 4.9 seconds left in the first overtime tied it at 108. Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 40 points, including 12 in the second OT. Thompson had 22, and Dion Waiters scored 20 points in 41 minutes after missing three games because of tendinitis in his right wrist. ROCKETS 100, GRIZZLIES 92 In Houston, James Harden scored 11 of his 27 points in the

fourth quarter, helping the Rockets rally for the victory. Harden struggled from the field, going 2-for-9, but was 22 of 25 from the free throw line. He made 9 of 11 foul shots in the final quarter. Jeremy Lin had 14 of his 18 points in the fourth as Houston won for the third time in four games. The Rockets were coming off an impressive 111-98 victory at San Antonio on Christmas. SPURS 116, MAVERICKS 109 In Dallas, Tim Duncan had 21 points and 13 rebounds in his 10th double-double of the sea-

son, helping San Antonio take advantage of the Mavericks’ weakened front court. The 6-foot-11 Duncan worked most of the game with 6-7 DeJuan Blair defending him. Dallas’ centers Samuel Dalembert and Brandan Wright were fighting an undisclosed illness. Tony Parker led San Antonio with 23 points, and reserve Danny Green had 22 on perfect shooting. Green was 7 for 7 from the field and made each of his three foul shots. Dirk Nowitzki had 25 points and Monta Ellis scored 23 for the Mavericks.

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SCOREBOARD Local results and schedules ON THE AIR

Today on TV Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. All times local. COLLEGE FOOTBALL 12:30 p.m. on ESPN — Military Bowl, Marshall vs. Maryland, in Annapolis, Md. 4 p.m. on ESPN — Texas Bowl, Syracuse vs. Minnesota, in Houston 7:30 p.m. on ESPN — Fight Hunger Bowl, BYU vs. Washington, in San Francisco MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. on FS1 — Lafayette at Seton Hall WINTER SPORTS

Reins: 4 Capital starters benched at end

POJOAqUE VALLEy 52, FARMINGTON 30 The Elkettes’ offensive execution had left something to be desired by head coach Ron Drake in consecutive losses to end the Ben Luján Tournament.

ning (20) and Jimmie Johnson (7). “I’m chasing something and it’s bigger than me as a basketball player,” James told the AP. “I believe my calling is much higher than being a basketball player. I can inspire people. Youth is huge to me. If I can get kids to look at me as a role model, as a leader, a superhero … those things mean so much, and that’s what I think I was built for. I was put here for this lovely game of basketball, but I don’t think this is the biggest role that I’m going to have.” Past winners include Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, Muhammad Ali, Carl Lewis, Joe Montana, Tiger Woods and Michael Phelps. Serena Williams was the AP Female Athlete of the Year, announced Wednesday. James joins Michael Jordan and Larry Bird as NBA players to win the award. “I don’t think I’ve changed

St. Pius 53, Moriarty 36 Girls Basketball Pojoaque 50, Farmington 32

PREP SCHEDULE This week’s varsity schedule for Northern New Mexico high schools. For additions or changes, call 986-3060 or email sports@sfnewmexican.com.

Today Boys Basketball — Stu Clark Tournament at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, semifinals: West Las Vegas vs. Phoenix (Ariz.) Central, 6 p.m.; Albuquerque Atrisco Heritage Academy vs. St. Pius, 8 p.m.; consolation bracket: Bernalillo vs. Central, 1 p.m.; Las Vegas Robertson vs. Moriarty, 3 p.m. Tri-Cities Invitational in Pecos, second round: Santa Rosa vs. McCurdy, 5 p.m.; Escalante vs. Tierra Encantada-Pecos winner, 7 p.m.; Wagon Mound vs. Mora, 1 p.m.; Monte del Sol vs. Tierra Encantada-Pecos loser, 3 p.m. Los Alamos at Poe Corn Invitational in Roswell: pairings TBA Milk Cow Classic in Clovis, second round: St. Michael’s vs. Hereford (Texas), time TBA Girls Basketball — Lady Horsemen Christmas Tournament at St. Michael’s, semifinals: Española Valley vs. Bernalillo, 4:30 p.m.; Pojoaque Valley vs. St. Michael’s, 6 p.m.; consolation, Farmington vs. Capital, 1:30 p.m.; Pecos vs. Taos, 3 p.m.;

Saturday Boys basketball — Stu Clark Tournament at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas: championship, 8 p.m.; third place, 6 p.m.; fifth place, 1 p.m.; seventh place, 11 a.m. Tri-Cities Invitational in Pecos, championship, 7 p.m.; third place, 5 p.m.; fifth place, 3 p.m.; seventh place, 1 p.m. Los Alamos at Poe Corn Invitational in Roswell, final round: pairings TBA St. Michael’s at the Milk Cow Classic in Clovis, final round: pairings TBA Girls Basketball — Lady Horsemen Christmas Tournament at St. Michael’s: championship, 6 p.m.; third place, 4:30 p.m.; fifth place, 3 p.m.; seventh place, 1:30 p.m.

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St. Michael’s Briona Vigil, left, tries to defend against Capital’s captain Adriana Ochoa in the first quarter of Thursday’s game during the St. Michael’s Lady Horsemen Christmas Tournament at Perez-Shelley Gymnasium. JANE PHILLIPS/THE NEW MEXICAN

It was there from the outset, as Pojoaque (7-4) hit four 3-pointers in the first quarter to take a 27-7 lead and cruise to the semifinals. Drake liked the balance he saw in the scorebook. Leslie Gutierrez had a game-high 16 points, while Aalya Casados added 10. Ody Anoujo and Miranda Martinez each added nine. “Well-balanced, and that’s what we look for,” Ron Drake said. The Elkettes are still without the services of forward Gabby Gonzales, who injured both of her ankles. Drake said she is expected to miss the tournament.

ESPAñOLA VALLEy 68, PECOS 54 The Lady Sundevils (6-2) struggled to put away the pesky Lady Panthers, but held Pecos to just 19 points in the second half. That allowed Española to expand a 42-35 lead and advance to the semifinals. “The girls came through and played some tough defense,” Española head coach Ray Romero said. Pecos (1-3) had no answer for Ashlynn Trujillo, who had 27 points to lead the Lady Sundevils. She scored eight of her team’s 16 fourth-quarter points. Still, the Lady Panthers showed they can press despite

playing just four games this season, and it helped them stay within shouting distance of Española. Ida Valencia had 16 points to lead Pecos, and KeeAnna Trujillo added 15. “Our defense has been our strongest unit,” Lady Panthers head coach Leroy Barela said. “That, and our halfcourt sets. Those are really working well right now, and we are seeing some offense from our defense.” BERNALILLO 38, TAOS 35 Allea Candelaria had 15 points to lead the Lady Spartans past the struggling Lady Tigers, who dropped to 0-7 on the season.

James: Seeks to be role model for youth Continued from Page B-5

PREP SCORES Boys Basketball Clovis 56, St. Michael’s 54 Escalante 75, Monte del Sol 69, 2OT Grants 80, Piedra Vista 72

Continued from Page B-5 15 points against Capital, with 10 coming in the fourth quarter as the Lady Horsemen turned a 49-39 lead into a rout. That happened at the free-throw line as St. Michael’s was 29-for-40 from the line overall and 11 of 12 in the final quarter as the Lady Jaguars dug deep into their bench. Four Capital starters were on the bench for the final 5 minutes, three by fouling out while Adriana Ochoa left the game after falling hard on her back in the third quarter. Lady Jaguars head coach Dale Lucero, who is completing his first full week with the team, said Ochoa’s injury sucked some of the energy out of them. “When she went down, their concern was with their teammate,” Lucero said. “I don’t think the focus was as sharp, and you could tell. We missed the simplest of assignments and made some easy turnovers and didn’t execute the offense. But, I’ve had these girls for four practices, and they are turning it around.” Until that point, Capital was playing unlike a team that was 1-8 and had gone through three coaches in a two-week span. Thanks to 16 points from freshman Gabby Ortiz, which included four 3-pointers, and 13 from senior Selena Gonzales, the Lady Jaguars stayed right on the heels of their opponents and even led at 19-18 and 21-20 in the second quarter. When Ochoa hit a baseline jumper with 3:06 left in the third quarter, the score was tied at 34. That’s when foul trouble and Ochoa’s absence kicked in. St. Michael’s went on a 15-5 run to end the quarter, then scored 11 of the first 13 points in the fourth to take a 60-41 lead. The Lady Horsemen hit five buckets in the paint, made 11 of 15 free throws in that stretch and capped the run with Briona Vigil’s 3 with 6:05 left for the 19-point lead. In other quarterfinal games:

6 p.m. on NBCSN — Olympic trials, speed skating: long track women’s 3,000 and men’s 5,000, at Kearns, Utah

much this year,” James said. “I’ve just improved and continued to improve on being more than just as a basketball player. I’ve matured as a leader, as a father, as a husband, as a friend.” So far in 2013, with a maximum of three games left to play, James has appeared in 98. The Heat have won 78 of them. None of those was bigger than the four Miami got in the NBA Finals against San Antonio. In Game 7, James was at his best, scoring 37 points, including the jump shot with 27.9 seconds left that essentially was the clincher. “He always rises to the occasion when it matters the most,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. Business-wise, James is booming. Some estimate his annual income around $60 million, less than one-third of that being made on the court. His wife has opened a juice bar in Miami, and David Beckham wants James to be part of the

Major League Soccer team he plans on bringing to South Florida in the next couple years. Countless people want to align with James. Few make him listen. Beckham did. “You want to be a part of it, but it has to feel real to you,” James said. “You don’t want to do something that doesn’t feel much to you, that you’re just doing for the money. We all have money. For me, my time is more than money at this point in my life.” James has another “decision” to make in 2014. He can become a free agent again this summer, though still smarting from the circus atmosphere that followed him during his final season with the Cleveland Cavaliers four years ago, James is staying largely silent on what might happen. He insists he has no idea. “I’m so zoned in on what my task is here this year that it’s hard to think about anything

else,” James said. “A guy the other day asked me what I’m going to do for New Year’s, and I haven’t even thought about that.” When asked if there’s anything he doesn’t like about Miami, James offered few complaints, other than the oftenclogged street — Biscayne Boulevard, or U.S. 1 — that leads to the arena the Heat call home. “What is there not to like about Miami?” James said. “It is a home. My family is very happy; I’m very comfortable. But U.S. 1? I wish that was a highway.” Bear in mind, he’s not always unhappy when that street is gridlocked. The last two years, he’s been largely responsible for hundreds of thousands of people lining that road for Heat championship parades. And if he gets his way, they’ll be back next June.

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Late turnover leads to McCurdy win over Mora then hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with :11 remaining to squash The bounces went the young Rangers’ chance of McCurdy’s way in the open- playing in the semifinals. ing day of the Tri-Cities Invi“Chris just came up with tational it,” McCurdy head coach McCurdy 57 on Thurs- Ruben Archuleta said. “The day. Mora 55 [Mora player] had an open A late- layup to the basket.” game turnover by Mora led The Bobcats (8-2) face to the Bobcats’ last-second Santa Rosa Friday in the heroics in a 57-55 Bobcats semifinals, leaving Mora to win in boys basketball tourplay Wagon Mound today at nament in Pecos’ Louis G. 1 p.m. in a consolation game. Sanchez Memorial GymnaWith a win just in their sium. grasp, Mora head coach After trailing the entire James Branch said his players game to McCurdy, the Rang- are not finishing games. ers (1-5) almost pulled out its “A lot of it comes down to second win of the season. mental mistakes,” he said. “It They were leading 55-54 would be nice to pull out a with only 19 seconds left victory against a good team to build our confidence.” and had possession when McCurdy’s Chris Serrano Padilla had 14 points to stole the ball before the lead the Bobcats while JerRangers could call a timeout emiah Olivas led the Rangers to run a play. Dennis Padilla with 17 points. The New Mexican

Former Orioles star Paul Blair dies BALTIMORE — Paul Blair, the eight-time Gold Glove center fielder who helped the Baltimore Orioles win World Series titles in 1966 and 1970, has died. He was 69. Blair died Thursday night at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Blair was with the Orioles from 1964-76. He then played for the New York Yankees — winning World Series in 1977 and 1978 — and the Cincinnati Reds. In 17 seasons in the majors, he hit .250 with 134 home runs, 620 RBIs and 171 stolen bases. Blair appeared in six

World Series, two All-Star games and won Gold Gloves in 1967 and 1969-75. In the 1966 World Series, Blair homered for the only run in Baltimore’s Game 3 victory over Los Angeles. The Orioles swept the Dodgers for their first championship. Blair led the Orioles in the 1970 World Series with a .474 average in Baltimore’s five-game victory over Cincinnati. That season, he hit three home runs and had six RBIs in a game against the Chicago White Sox. The Associated Press


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SPORTS

NFL

Romo: QB has strong support

Green Bay 2-5-1 since star QB was injured

Romo, whose only playoff win was against it’s Aaron Rodgers. I Philadelphia in the 2009 can make an argument season, ruined the last for Tony getting better chance for a rally against results than anybody else the Redskins last season could get.” with an interception late Romo has the same in the fourth quarter. support from Cowboys “Everything we are and owner Jerry Jones on we have accomplished down, which is why the over the last few years, question of whether he’s that you believe in and going to play against the you hold on to, is because Eagles is the hottest topic of him,” said tight end of the week in the NFL Jason Witten, the frannow that the Packers chise leader in catches have said Rodgers will who came into the league return from an sevenwith Romo in 2003. game absence for a simi- “What he creates week in lar winner-take-all battle and week out, day in and for the NFC North title day out, I don’t think you against Chicago. look at a couple of plays Maybe the Cowboys and determine. I think are trying to keep the that would be foolish for Eagles guessing when anybody to do that.” it comes to Romo, who Jones’ unwavering supinjured his back during port for Romo — backed a 24-23 win over Washby the offseason signing ington that included a of a six-year, $108 million fourth-down touchdown contract extension with pass to DeMarco Murray more guaranteed money in the final 2 minutes. than Super Bowl winner Or maybe the CowJoe Flacco — could get boys just can’t bring a little tricky if Orton themselves to believe the leads an improbable win franchise leader in touch- against the Eagles. Philadown passes — ahead delphia jumped from a of Troy Aikman, White 2½-point favorite to a and Roger Staubach — is 6½-point pick after news going to miss the game of the Romo injury broke. that decides whether they The Cowboys obviget a playoff game at their ously aren’t worried $1.2 billion stadium or go about those implications home early for the fourth at the moment. They’re straight season. simply trying to tell the One thing’s for sure. world they can beat the The confidence of his high-scoring Eagles withteammates wasn’t shaken out the guy who carries after Romo’s latest crush- the label of the quarterback who can’t win the ing error — an intercepbig one, or keeps finding tion that let the Packers ways to lose it. finish a rally from a 23-point deficit in a 37-36 “Tony is our guy but win two weeks ago. we’ve got to move ahead Never mind that Romo and go from there,” receiver Dez Bryant said. is 1-6 in elimination “For us, we believe in our games — three losses in quarterbacks. I don’t think the playoffs and three it’s going to be much of a in season finales against big issue for us.” NFC East rivals with the division title and a playoff Romo didn’t practice spot on the line, including Wednesday or Thursday, the past two years against and coach Jason Garrett the New York Giants and said he wasn’t involved in Washington. many meetings either.

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By Genaro C. Armas The Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers has been cleared to return from a left collarbone injury, just in time to start Sunday for the Packers against the Chicago Bears in a game to decide the NFC North title. With no advance warning and little fanfare, the franchise quarterback received the long-awaited good news at the same time as the rest of his teammates Thursday. “This is a fun day for me, but I think the focus needs to be on this game and the opportunity we have to win the division,” Rodgers said. Soon enough. But the spotlight for now is squarely on the return of one of the NFL’s most irreplaceable players. Green Bay (7-7-1) is 2-5-1 since Rodgers went down during the first series of a 27-20 loss Nov. 4 to Chicago. The Packers have managed to hang on, with a shot to win a third straight division title with a victory Sunday at Soldier Field. “I’ll start with the announcement that we’re preparing for the Chicago Bears with Aaron Rodgers as our starting quarterback,” coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Thursday after practice. Win and Green Bay returns to Lambeau Field the following weekend to host a wild-card team in the first round of the playoffs. “We’re in it. You know we have a chance against our rivals, and what a better way than to go down there and get some redemption and host a home playoff game,” Rodgers said. The last two months have been filled with angst for Packers fans. Discussions about whether Rodgers should risk future injury or return to bolster Green Bay’s playoff chances have filled sports talk radio shows and holiday office parties. Now imagine what it was like for the Packers’ brass and team doctor. The organization made a big investment in Rodgers this

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers watches from the sidelines during the fourth quarter of a Nov. 28 game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit. Rodgers will return to start Sunday’s game for the NFC North title against the Chicago Bears. Coach Mike McCarthy announced Thursday that Rodgers will be back after missing seven games because of a left collarbone injury. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO

past offseason, signing him to a five-year contract extension through the 2019 season worth as much as $110 million. “Every football player that plays in this game Sunday will have risk. I think we all understand that,” McCarthy said. “So we’ve done our due diligence. We’ve gone through all the evaluations and we feel it is time. Aaron is ready to play.” Finally at 8:05 a.m. Thursday, McCarthy gave the official word at a team meeting. No rousing speeches or rounds of applause. “The scene? We were sitting in the team room and he told us,” Rodgers said matter-of-factly. “That was the scene.” Rodgers is returning just when pass-rushing linebacker Clay Matthews is leaving the lineup again with a right thumb injury. Green Bay has also gone the majority of the season without tight end Jermichael Finley (neck). Projected starting left tackle Bryan Bulaga went down

in training camp. Defensive end Johnny Jolly (shoulder/neck) was the latest Packer to get knocked out for the year last week. Still, the Packers managed to start 5-2 despite the injuries with Rodgers leading the offense. Things changed drastically after the 2011 NFL MVP got hurt on a sack while scrambling out of the pocket in the Week 9 loss to Chicago at Lambeau Field. The Packers went on a five-game winless skid, shuffling through three more starting quarterbacks. Green Bay then won two straight with backup Matt Flynn before falling 38-31 last week to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Losses by Chicago and the Detroit Lions set up the winner-take-all finale Sunday with the Bears for the division. Rodgers’ impending return wasn’t the only good injury news Thursday in Titletown. Rookie running back Eddie Lacy was held out of practice with a lingering ankle injury,

though McCarthy expects his 1,100-yard rusher to play Sunday. Playmaking receiver Randall Cobb, out since Week 6 with a leg injury, is moving well in practice and appears to be getting closer to returning. And now with Rodgers back, positive vibes are reverberating through the locker room. “It’s still going to be a tough game, we realize that. But having him back definitely helps us out as a team,” guard T.J. Lang said. Rodgers has gained added perspective from having to watch from the sideline with a headset. He’s been there to help Flynn. He understands that every move he makes in Chicago will be dissected by armchair quarterbacks. “It’s easy to talk about it with you guys and understand the risks,” he said. “But when you’re out on the field, it’s about performing and playing and not worrying about it.”

FIGHT HUNGER BOWL

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Washington to face Brigham Young Conner leads By Josh Dubow

The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — Marques Tuiasosopo is looking to get Washington back to a level it hasn’t reached since he was the star quarterback more than a decade ago. Tuiasosopo leads the Huskies into the Fight Hunger Bowl against BYU on Friday night as interim coach after a whirlwind month that started with coach Steve Sarkisian leaving for Southern California and Chris Petersen being hired away from Boise State. Tuiasosopo moved up from quarterbacks coach to interim coach to lead the Huskies (8-4) in their bowl preparation against BYU (8-4). Washington is trying to win nine games in a season for the first time since going 11-1 — capped by a Rose Bowl win over Purdue in January 2001 with Tuiasosopo at quarterback. “It’s been an awesome opportunity,” he said. “It’s been a great experience. It’s something new every day. I have a big notebook of notes. It’s a tremendous honor to be at my alma mater in this role. It’s priceless.”

It’s been a rough stretch at Washington since Tuiasosopo left for the NFL, bottoming out with a winless season in 2008. Sarkisian came in and started a rebuilding process that has led to four straight bowl trips. But the Huskies had not won more than seven games in a season under Sarkisian until this season. Now they are hoping to use a bowl win to provide momentum for a new era that will begin after this game when Petersen officially takes over the program. “It would mean a lot,” star running back Bishop Sankey said. “The past few years we had winning seasons but struggled to get over that seven-win hump. Now that we are over it, I think the nine wins would do justice for this program and get us some more attention.” Here are five things to watch when BYU takes on Washington in the Fight Hunger Bowl: Kyle the QB killer: BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy had another stellar season with 16 tackles for a loss, four sacks, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries. But he will have a tough time topping last year’s bowl performance against San Diego State in the Poinsettia Bowl. He had 3.5 tack-

les for loss, 1.5 sacks, one blocked kick, returned an interception for one touchdown and recovered a fumble for another. That performance gave him some welldeserved notoriety that carried over into this season. “I don’t think many people know who our school was or I was,” he said. “It was a chance to prove to people that we can play.” Big-play Bishop: Huskies running back Bishop Sankey was one of the best in the country this season, leading the Pac-12 and ranking third in the nation with 1,775 yards rushing. He doesn’t get as much attention as some other backs like Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey and Boston College’s Andre Williams but has not gone unnoticed by the Cougars defense. “He’s an excellent football player,” Van Noy said. “He’s fast, he’s quick-twitched and he can get the ball in the end zone. You like that in a running back. I expect him to be a handful.” Hill’s a handful: BYU is led by a quarterback in Taysom Hill that is putting up prolific numbers like the ones Tuiasosopo did as a player. Hill ran for 1,211 yards and threw for 2,645, becoming the first BYU player and 23rd ever to reach 1,000 yards rushing and 2,000 passing in the same season. Tuiasosopo called him a

“dynamic” dual-threat player but Hill says he’d rather be known for his arm than his legs. “I love to throw the football,” Hill said. “If you’d ask me if I want to throw or run for a touchdown, I’d say throw. That’s still my tendency.” Proficient Price: One of the biggest reasons for Washington’s improved success this season was better decision making from quarterback Keith Price. After throwing 24 interceptions the previous two years, Price had only five this season when his ratio of 20 touchdown passes to interceptions was the best in school history. “Sometimes your desire to do something great is also the same thing that hurts you,” Tuiasosopo said. “He was fantastic all year.” Female first: Normally the goal of the officials is to go unnoticed but that might be tough with a crew that will make history. The bowl will be the first FBS game ever to have two females on the officiating crew. Sarah Thomas will be the line judge and Maia Chaka will be the head linesman based on their work in Conference USA this season. Thomas was the first woman to work a bowl game at the 2009 Little Caesars Bowl. This is Chaka’s first bowl assignment.

Aggies: Heisman finalist Lynch fumbled pass Continued from Page B-5 to 1,920. He completed 20 of 35 passes for 216 yards. Lynch ran for a touchdown and passed for another for NIU (12-2), which ended the season with two straight losses. Lynch’s pass was intercepted on the first play of the third quarter by Suite, setting up a goahead, 5-yard touchdown pass from Darrel Garretson to Brandon Swindall.

The Aggies put it away when DeMartino scored on a 1-yard TD run with 4:14 to go for a 21-7 lead. It capped a 16-play, 80-yard drive that consumed 7:19. Lynch threw a 5-yard scoring pass to Juwan Brescacin with 1:44 left to pull NIU to 21-14. NIU tried an onside kicked that USU recovered. There were four turnovers and three missed field goals. The game drew only 23,408 to 70,000-

seat Qualcomm Stadium, the lowest attendance in the bowl’s nine-year history. Suite also recovered Lynch’s fumble in the first quarter. The teams staggered through an unimpressive first half that included a missed field goal by each team, a shanked punt by NIU and a lost fumble by Lynch. Lynch scored on a 1-yard run with 8:17 left in the second quarter to cap a 15-play, 78-yard drive

and give NIU a 7-6 lead. Lynch ended NIU’s second possession by losing a fumble at midfield. Utah State responded with a 31-yard field goal by Nick Diaz. NIU’s Mathew Sims was wide right on a 37-yard field goal attempt and Utah State moved 58 yards in six plays — including Joey DeMartino’s 58-yard reception — for Diaz’s 39-yard field goal.

Pitt to win over Bowling Green

senior, helped thwart any last-ditch comeback with a sack deep in Bowling DETROIT — The way Green territory in the James Conner and Tyler final minute. Boyd played in their first “They were without postquestion the most physiPittsburgh 30 season cal team we faced all seagame, son,” said Adam Scheier, B. Green 27 it’s no Bowling Green’s interim wonder Pittsburgh coach coach. “The offensive Paul Chryst is excited line was tough, the runabout next season. ning back was obviously With a pair of fresha bear to tackle and the men leading the way — whole defensive line was and breaking some longdisruptive. We knew we standing school records had to keep Donald and in the process — the their other guys out of Panthers edged Bowling our backfield, but we Green 30-27 on Thursday couldn’t do it.” night in the Little CaeDorsett rushed for sars Pizza Bowl. Conner 202 yards in Pitt’s win rushed for 229 yards. over Georgia in the Sugar Boyd caught eight passes Bowl on Jan. 1, 1977. The for 173 yards and also school’s receiving record scored on a punt return. for a bowl came the next “We obviously have season. In a Gator Bowl some great young talent win over Clemson, Gorand that’s why we are don Jones had 163 yards so confident about the receiving. Both marks fell future of this program,” Thursday. Chryst said. “We think The 6-foot-2, 230we’re in great shape pound Conner rushed going forward.” for 165 yards in the secConner broke a Pittsond half, helping Pitt burgh bowl record for overcome the loss of yards rushing held by quarterback Tom SavTony Dorsett, and Chris Blewitt kicked a tiebreak- age, who didn’t play after halftime because of a rib ing field goal with 1:17 injury. Conner and the remaining. Panthers drove 51 yards Conner even played a in seven plays late in the handful of snaps on the defensive line. Boyd gave fourth quarter to set up Pitt (7-6) a boost with his a 39-yard kick by Blewitt, who had missed from the versatility as well. same distance earlier. One star the Panthers Then Conner was back will have to replace is on the field on defense, Aaron Donald, their helping the Panthers proAll-American on the tect the lead. defensive line. Donald, a By Noah Trister

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What’s behind the stupid things teens do? More than you think

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It’s not so much stupidity as it is brain development. The “ bottom line is that many things that people see as ‘stupid things’

that teenagers do are really based on a lack of judgment.”

Don Fineberg, a practicing psychologist and psychology teacher at Santa Fe Prep PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY KEIFER NACE

“A kid might show up in my office and say, ‘Look, I was really tempted to go to this party this weekend,’ or ‘I was tempted to get drunk this weekend,’ or ‘I tried alcohol for the first time and absolutely hated it.’ “ ‘Well, what was that about?’ “ ‘I don’t know. Everybody was doing it and I just wanted to see what it was about.’ “ ‘And what were you left with after having done it?’ “And most of the time it’s like, ‘Well, I didn’t really like it. There was a sense of freedom in terms of not having to deal with what I’m going through at the present moment.’ ” Often times this behavior can be part of an exploration of the larger world. As Fineberg noted, “It’s not so much stupidity as it is brain development. The bottom line is that many things that people see as ‘stupid things’ that teenagers do are really based on a lack of judgment. One of the things we know from neuropsychology is that the place in your brain that formulates judgment is the prefrontal lobe — the last to develop. They actually make bad judgments rather than do stupid things.” Like all things, however, these questionable actions must originate somewhere. Schroeder cites home environments and the lack of cultural support on the whole as one of the root causes. “Teenagers are going through a lot,” he said. “High expectations. High pressure. High stress. A lot of depression. A lot of anxiety. All things that you see in school now that you didn’t see in school probably 25 years ago. … I think teenagers are looking to make sense of their environment and their experience. They don’t want to do stupid things, they don’t want to drive drunk, etc. But our culture really lacks guidance. … The predominance of our kids lack a parental unit that is consistent, honest and real. [The parents are] usually over-

By Eliza Donahue and Eliza Harrison Generation Next

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wo teens are drinking while going on a hike. They decide to go rock climbing without a rope. “We made it to the top and found a cave, which of course we decided to explore, and ended up lost for the entire day,” one of these teens told Generation Next. “I went back a month later and I realized it was pretty stupid because it was at Diablo Canyon.” Here’s another good one: According to yet another anonymous local teen, he was staying with his ski team in a hotel in Aspen, Colo., and they decided to hold a knife-throwing competition — using the hotel walls as targets. “We thought no one would notice, but they did, and we got in serious trouble,” he said. In a similar mindset, one teen nearly totaled a parent’s car drifting at 60 miles per hour, while another spoke of building explosives in his backyard. We can all probably relate to teenagers who do stupid things — some of which are dangerous. Parents are often left shaking their heads and asking how their teenage offspring can be so oblivious to the risks and consequences of their actions. Frequently, teens explain these actions through the stereotypical response, “I don’t know. I didn’t really think about it.” As Don Fineberg, a practicing psychologist and psychology teacher at Santa Fe Prep put it, “The very thing that leads to people saying, ‘How could you do that stupid thing?’ is something that they and their peers have done for years.” Michael Shroeder, a licensed psychotherapist who has his own practice and also serves as a counselor at Desert Academy, describes a typical situation:

Evan Aubrey, Santa Fe High “Going on the interstate with minimal driving experience.”

Verity Bornet, University of New Mexico “Running away from home when I was 7.”

Eliza Donahue is a junior at Desert Academy. Contact her at elizaskis@gmail.com. Eliza Harrison is a junior at Santa Fe Prep. Contact her at echarrison@gmail.com.

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What is the dumbest thing you ever did?

Alana Holland, Volcano Vista “Walked on stage during a choir performance without a mic.”

whelmed, missing, chaotic.” Fineberg agrees that the cultural expectations placed on teens are so strict that they are difficult to follow, resulting in the expected belief that teenagers do “stupid things.” He said, “As a general idea in society, teenagers are intermediate in their development. That whole idea of the long extended period from childhood to adulthood is culturally determined. In America, with a complex society, we have a long time to adjust [to adulthood] through military service, college and even graduate school. Even our linguistic designation — because language is like poetry — teaches us about the culture. We call adolescents teenagers — meaning a person of teenage years. The fact is that in our culture, when you say that someone is a teenager, immediately, there is a whole socio-cultural association. Nobody thinks that this person is just between the ages of 13 and 20 — they may have a positive or a negative connotation with the word, but whatever it is, it is immediately imposed.” While parents can do their part to provide a consistent and safe environment and aid adolescents in making good choices, teens will make mistakes, and it is crucial for society to allow them to explore and discover the world on their own. After all, those teen years may be the only time that people can make such mistakes and not be punished for them. In the words of Fineberg, “While it’s true that poor judgment can sometimes lead to horrible and tragic results, it’s also true that for the most part, it’s part of growing up.”

Sean Callin, MASTERS Program “Moving out of [the house] when I was 16.”

Elijah Evans, Burbank, Calif. “I wasn’t paying attention and I clipped a mirror with my car.”

Sebastian Roberts, Moreno Valley, Calif. “Steal money.”

Elizabeth Abeyta, New Mexico School for the Arts “Not trying my best in school.”

MY VIEW

Technology keeps moving forward By Tilcara Webb Generation Next

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am a child of the 21st century. Maybe I have little experience of how things were different in “the olden days,” but I’ve seen how technology has emerged from the beginning of this century. As a child, I used to watch VCR tapes of Blue’s Clues on a 2-foot-wide television set. Before that, my parents sat and watched a bit of black-and-white television before dinner. I have held both a VCR cassette and a DVD, and I’ve clicked my mouse pad and pressed “play” on Netflix. The world of music also has undergone incredible technological advances in my life span. In my parents’ time, there was the vinyl record. In my time, the cassette tape gave way to the CD, followed by the MP3 player, Pandora and YouTube videos. The computer itself has evolved, too, from a heavy monitor to a thin laptop to a tablet to

the iPhone. And the phone was originally a landline in my infancy. I saw the first smartphone as a thick square device that had a special drawing program on it. Today I can use a smartphone to send a photo across the world in one touch of a finger. And the computer, once used to tabulate numbers for accounting purposes, has become our best friend. The Internet gives us an immense potential to access knowledge and other tools. It is also the device we rely on most these days. I can now talk to and give commands to a technological device. My father and I were exchanging emails the other day, and I came upon a few words that he used that I did not know. I asked what they meant, and he responded, “When I was but a young lad, we had to walk five miles through the snow to the little red schoolhouse in order to look up a word in the town’s only dictionary. Now you only have to right-click a word

[on your computer] to look it up.” The words, by the way, were torpor and lassitude. We can sometimes forget, thanks to technology, that we used to have to expel some effort to learn. This century might be seen as what many people once imagined as “the future.” Many aspects of life once thought unimaginable are now at the tips of our fingers. Our electronic devices talk to us, our cars are beginning to drive us, and you can just point a technological device at an onscreen object and retrieve pages of information on it in an instant (mobile barcode scanning). As we head into 2014, emerging technologies promise an even more futuristic grasp at our world. But I’m a bit scared about how much further the world may end up evolving. So brace yourself for 2014. Tilcara Webb is a junior at New Mexico School for Arts. Contact her at ticlara.webb@gmail.com.

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Disney does it again with ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

By Elizabeth Sanchez

Generation Next

“Winds in the east, mist coming in. Like somethin’ is brewin’ and ‘bout to begin. Can’t put me finger on what lies in store, but I fear what’s to happen all happened before.” — from Walt Disney’s 1964 film Mary Poppins. Walt Disney’s film version of author P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins story was released in 1964, captivating millions. But it omitted the real story behind its creation. This month, a new film, Saving Mr. Banks, beautifully compensates for that as it illustrates the emotional fluster, strain and victory of both Walt Disney and P.L. Travers throughout the formulating process of creating the screenplay for that 1964 film. In Saving Mr. Banks, Disney (Tom Hanks) and his creative cohorts attempt to please the ever-reluctant P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) as they fashion a film from her words — which pleased Disney’s own children. After struggling to contact the author for 20 long years, Disney finally drew her from her home in London to Hollywood, where both characters learn a bit about their individual shadows, masks and demons as they collaborate on the film. Along the way, the audience absorbs the significance of the character of Mary Poppins and understands that using a little bit of her spirit in everyday life may serve as a personal means of being “saved.” Each character in the film is partnered with a story, from P.L. Traver’s chauffeur’s (Paul Giamatti) life at home to Travers’ own upbringing. The film’s wondrously crafted flashback scenes indicate much of this as we see how her father Robert Goff (Colin Farrell), her mother Margaret Goff (Ruth Wilson) and her Aunt Ellie (Rachel Griffiths) shaped Travers’ childhood. Insightful filming angles and lighting — as witnessed in the beauty of white laundry sheets, sunny days, an ancient razor blade and childhood fantasies that come with the building of a fort — capture some of the picturesque moments in Travers’ early life. A delicately fierce script adds to the often amusing, awkward and at times heavy antics of these characters. “Forget ironic, it’s iconic!” proclaims a giddy Disney during one of the songwriter sessions for the film as he listens to the first playing of “A Spoon Full of Sugar” at his studio. This was no mistake. Much of the original Mary Poppins soundtrack is revived with fluidity and power as the joy of an imaginative youth is set free. In alignment with strategic storyboard planning of both characters and settings, the song choice and role-playing peppered throughout the film give it a heartfelt touch. Hanks is astounding in his cheerful take on Disney. Thompson may draw a smirk from audience members with her character’s cheeky stubbornness, as noted in Travers’ attempts to desperately keep the Banks spirit alive (in the Mary Poppins stories, the Banks character is the father figure). The trio of scriptwriters/songwriters (played by B.J. Novak, Jason Schwartzman and Bradley Whitford) allow viewers to take comfort in embracing the child embedded within every soul, no matter how old you are. Each character provides some sort of attachment in drawing in concern for their well-being as viewers learn that despite having a combative past, there is always a reason to live on. Congratulations, Disney — you’ve done it again. Elizabeth Sanchez is a junior at Santa Fe High School. Contact her at elizabethann97@hotmail.com.

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y g President’s Conference Room #108, 6401 LEGAL NOTICE IS Richards Ave., Santa HEREBY GIVEN that Fe, NM 87508. the Governing Board of Santa Fe Communi- Board meetings are ty College (SFCC) will open to the public. If hold a Special Board you are an individual Meeting on Tuesday, with a disability who January 7, 2013 at is in need of any form 3:00 p.m. at Santa Fe of auxiliary aid, servCommunity College, ice or special assisNotice of Meeting

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p p p y fixture of any mobile or manufactured home to the land, deactivation of title to a mobile or manufactured home on the property, if any, environmental contamination on the property, if any, and zoning violations concerning the property, if any. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the purchaser at such sale shall take title to the above-described real property subject to rights of redemption.

p y ment or any other condition that would cause the cancellation of this sale. Further, if any of these conditions exist, at the time of sale, this sale will be null and void, the successful bidder’s funds shall be returned, and the Special Master and the mortgagee giving this notice shall not be liable to the successful bidder for any damages. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the real property and improvements concerned with herein will be sold subject to any and all patent reservations, easements, all recorded and unrecorded liens not foreclosed herein, and all recorded and unrecorded special assessments and taxes that may be due. Plaintiff and its attorneys disclaim all responsibility for, and the purchaser at the sale takes the property subject to, the valuation of the property by the County Assessor as real or personal property, affixture of any mobile or manufactured home to the land, deactivation of title to a mobile or manufactured home on the property, if any, environmental contamination on the property, if any, and zoning violations concerning the property, if any. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the purchaser at such sale shall take title to the above-described real property subject to rights of redemption.

g g held by the above Plaintiff and wherein Plaintiff was adjudged to have a lien against the above-described real estate in the sum of $368,756.30 plus interest from April 22, 2013 to the date of sale at the rate of 5.875% per annum, the costs of sale, including the Special Master’s fee, publication costs, and Plaintiff’s costs expended for taxes, insurance, and keeping the property in good repair. Plaintiff has the right to bid at such sale and submit its bid verbally or in writing. The Plaintiff may apply all or any part of its judgment to the purchase price in lieu of cash. At the date and time stated above, the Special Master may postpone the sale to such later date and time as the Special Master may specify. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this sale may be subject to a bankruptcy filing, a pay off, a reinstatement or any other condition that would cause the cancellation of this sale. Further, if any of these conditions exist, at the time of sale, this sale will be null and void, the successful bidder’s funds shall be returned, and the Special Master and the mortgagee giving this notice shall not be liable to the successful bidder for any damages. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the real property and improvements concerned with herein will be sold subject to any and all patent reservations, easements, all recorded and unrecorded liens not foreclosed herein, and all recorded and unrecorded special assessments and taxes that may be due. Plaintiff and its attorneys disclaim all responsibility for, and the purchaser at the sale takes the property subject to, the valuation of the property by the County Assessor as real or personal property, affixture of any mobile or manufactured home to the land, deactivation of title to a mobile or manufactured home on the property, if any, environmental contamination on the property, if any, and zoning violations concerning the property, if any. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the purchaser at such sale shall take title to the above-described real property subject to rights of redemption.

CARMEN T. STONE AND THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARMEN Jeffrey Lake Special Master T. STONE, IF ANY, Southwest Support Group Defendant(s). 5011 Indian School Road NE Albuquerque, NM NOTICE OF SALE 87110 NOTICE IS HEREBY 505-767-9444 GIVEN that the under- NM00-03447_FC01 signed Special Master will on January 8, Legal#96154 2014 at 11:30 AM, at Published in the Santhe front entrance of ta Fe New Mexican the First Judicial Dis- December 13, 20, 27, trict Court, 225 Mon- 2013, January 3, 2014 tezuma, Santa Fe, New Mexico, sell and STATE OF convey to the highest NEW MEXICO bidder for cash all the COUNTY OF right, title, and interSANTA FE est of the aboveFIRST JUDICIAL named defendants in DISTRICT and to the following described real estate No. D-101-CV-2008located in said Coun- 02917 ty and State: Lot numbered Thir- BANK OF AMERICA, teen (13), Block Fifty- N.A., SUCCESSOR BY four (54), Unit Three MERGER TO BAC (3), ELDORADO AT HOME LOANS SERVICSANTA FE, as the ING, LP FKA COUNsame is shown and TRYWIDE HOME designated on the LOANS SERVICING LP, plat thereof (known as Sheet 16), filed Ju- Plaintiff, ly 22, 1974 as Document No. 366,746 and v. recorded in Eldorado Plat Book 5, pages 1- GUS GONZALES, AN4; as amended and NA GONZALES, MIDfiled May 25, 1994 as LAND CREDIT MANDocument No. 864,112 AGEMENT, INC., ASand recorded in Plat SIGNEE OF CITIBANK, Book 275, Page 025, UNKNOWN MANUFACrecords of Santa Fe TURED HOME OWNCounty, New Mexico. ERS, UNKNOWN MANUFACTURED HOME The address of the re- LIENHOLDERS AND al property is 80 THE STATE OF NEW Condesa Rd. #1S, MEXICO DEPARTMENT Santa Fe, NM 87508- OF TAXATION & REVE2154. Plaintiff does NUE, not represent or warrant that the stated Defendant(s). street address is the street address of the described property; if NOTICE OF SALE the street address does not match the NOTICE IS HEREBY legal description, GIVEN that the underthen the property be- signed Special Masing sold herein is the ter will on January 8, property more partic- 2014 at 11:30 AM, at ularly described the front entrance of above, not the prop- the First Judicial Diserty located at the trict Court, 225 Monstreet address; any tezuma, Santa Fe, prospective purchas- New Mexico, sell and er at the sale is given convey to the highest notice that it should bidder for cash all the verify the location right, title, and interand address of the est of the aboveproperty being sold. named defendants in Said sale will be and to the following made pursuant to the described real estate judgment entered on located in said CounOctober 17, 2013 in ty and State: the above entitled Lot Ten (10), Valle and numbered cause, Vista Subdivision, which was a suit to Phase II, as shown on foreclose a mortgage the plat filed in the held by the above Office of the County Plaintiff and wherein Clerk, Santa Fe CounPlaintiff was ty, New Mexico on adjudged to have a April 15, 1974 in Plat lien against the Book 35 at page 9, as above-described real Document No. estate in the sum of 363,726. $365,070.31 plus interest from April 30, 2013 The address of the reto the date of sale at al property is 21 Valle the rate of 6.250% per Vista Boulevard, Sanannum, the costs of ta Fe, NM 87505. sale, including the Plaintiff does not repSpecial Master’s fee, resent or warrant publication costs, that the stated street and Plaintiff’s costs address is the street expended for taxes, address of the descriinsurance, and keep- bed property; if the ing the property in street address does good repair. Plaintiff not match the legal has the right to bid at description, then the such sale and submit property being sold its bid verbally or in herein is the property writing. The Plaintiff more particularly demay apply all or any scribed above, not part of its judgment the property located to the purchase price at the street address; in lieu of cash. any prospective purAt the date and time chaser at the sale is stated above, the given notice that it Special Master may should verify the lopostpone the sale to cation and address of such later date and the property being time as the Special sold. Said sale will be Master may specify. made pursuant to the NOTICE IS FURTHER judgment entered on GIVEN that this sale September 9, 2013 in may be subject to a the above entitled bankruptcy filing, a and numbered cause, pay off, a reinstate- which was a suit to ment or any other foreclose a mortgage condition that would held by the above cause the cancella- Plaintiff and wherein tion of this sale. Fur- Plaintiff was ther, if any of these adjudged to have a conditions exist, at lien against the the time of sale, this above-described real sale will be null and estate in the sum of void, the successful $159,900.04 plus interbidder’s funds shall est from August 23, be returned, and the 2013 to the date of Special Master and sale at the rate of the mortgagee giving 7.250% per annum, this notice shall not the costs of sale, inbe liable to the suc- cluding the Special cessful bidder for any Master’s fee, publicadamages. tion costs, and PlainNOTICE IS FURTHER tiff’s costs expended GIVEN that the real for taxes, insurance, property and im- and keeping the provements con- property in good recerned with herein pair. Plaintiff has the will be sold subject to right to bid at such any and all patent sale and submit its reservations, ease- bid verbally or in ments, all recorded writing. The Plaintiff and unrecorded liens may apply all or any not foreclosed herein, part of its judgment and all recorded and to the purchase price unrecorded special in lieu of cash. assessments and tax- At the date and time es that may be due. stated above, the Plaintiff and its attor- Special Master may neys disclaim all re- postpone the sale to sponsibility for, and such later date and the purchaser at the time as the Special sale takes the prop- Master may specify. erty subject to, the NOTICE IS FURTHER valuation of the prop- GIVEN that this sale erty by the County may be subject to a Assessor as real or bankruptcy filing, a personal property, af- pay off, a reinstate-

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Jeffrey Lake Special Master Southwest Support Group 5011 Indian School Road NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 505-767-9444 NM00-04236_FC01 Legal#96154 Published in the Santa Fe New Mexican December 13, 20, 27, 2013, January 3, 2014 STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF SANTA FE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT No. 02442

D-101-CV-2009-

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. PHILLIP C. CHAVEZ, MARCELLA MARTINEZ, MORAYA J. MARTINEZ, HOGAN GROUP INC., THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PHILLIP C. CHAVEZ, IF ANY, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARCELLA MARTINEZ, IF ANY, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MORAYA J. MARTINEZ, IF ANY AND OCCUPANTS, WHOSE TRUE NAMES ARE UNKNOWN, IF ANY, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Special Master will on January 8, 2014 at 11:30 AM, at the front entrance of the First Judicial District Court, 225 Montezuma, Santa Fe, New Mexico, sell and convey to the highest bidder for cash all the right, title, and interest of the abovenamed defendants in and to the following described real estate located in said County and State: ALL OF LOT 57 AS SHOWN ON PLAT OF SURVEY ENTITLED "TURQUOISE TRAIL SUBDIVISION SOUTH PHASE", FILED FOR RECORD AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 1428730, APPEARING IN PLAT BOOK 620 AT PAGE 26, RECORDS OF SANTE FE COUNTY, NEW MEXICO. The address of the real property is 160 Carson Valley Way, Santa Fe, NM 87508. Plaintiff does not represent or warrant that the stated street address is the street address of the described property; if the street address does not match the legal description, then the property being sold herein is the property more particularly described above, not the property located at the street address; any prospective purchaser at the sale is given notice that it should verify the location and address of the property being sold. Said sale will be made pursuant to the judgment entered on October 16, 2013 in the above entitled and numbered cause, which was a suit to foreclose a mortgage

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Jeffrey Lake Special Master Southwest Support Group 5011 Indian School Road NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 505-767-9444 NM00-00960_FC01 Legal#96151 Published in the Santa Fe New Mexican December 13, 20, 27, 2013, January 3, 2014 STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF SANTA FE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT No. 02574

D-101-CV-2012-

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ACTING THROUGH RURAL HOUSING SERVICE, Plaintiff, v. JEANETTE QUINTANA, IF LIVING, IF DECEASED, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR LEGATEES OF JEANETTE QUINTANA, DECEASED AND THE UNKNOWN SURVIVING SPOUSE OF JEANETTE QUINTANA, IF ANY, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Special Master will on January 8, 2014 at 11:30 AM, at the front entrance of the First Judicial District Court, 225 Montezuma, Santa Fe, New Mexico, sell and convey to the highest bidder for cash all the right, title, and interest of the abovenamed defendants in and to the following described real estate located in said County and State: A portion of Lot 1 Revised Plat of La Vista Del Rio, Espanola, New Mexico as shown and delineated on "Plat of Survey for Jeanette Quintana, Portion of Lot 1, La Vista Del Rio, 1897 Shadowood

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LEGALS Lane, Espanola, Santa Fe County, State of New Mexico", prepared by Morris A. Apodaca, P.L.S. No. 5300, date September 4, 1996, filed September 11, 1996 as Document No. 958,492, and recorded in Plat Book 344, Page 35, in the records of Santa Fe County, New Mexico, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Southeast corner of the property herein described, from whence a Sanitary Sewer Manhole at intersection of Shadowood Lane and Canada Court bears S. 83°46’58" E., 86.22 feet; thence from the point and place of beginning, S. 80°32’36" W., 39 feet; thence N. 09°27’24" W., 100 feet; thence N. 80°32’36" E., 39 feet; thence S. 09°27’24" E., 100 feet to the point and place of beginning.

LEGALS _ Legal#96148 Published in the Santa Fe New Mexican December 13, 20, 27, 2013, January 3, 2014 STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF SANTA FE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT No. 03100

D-101-CV-2012-

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v.

THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR LEGATEES OF MICHAEL J. MONTGOMERY, DECEASED, MAVIS J. MONTGOMERY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BY AND THROUGH THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF The address of the re- MAVIS J. MONTGOMal property is 1897 E. ERY, IF ANY, Shadowood Lane, Espanola, NM 87532- Defendant(s). 2919. Plaintiff does not represent or warrant that the stated NOTICE OF SALE street address is the street address of the NOTICE IS HEREBY described property; if GIVEN that the underthe street address signed Special Masdoes not match the ter will on January 8, legal description, 2014 at 11:30 AM, at then the property be- the front entrance of ing sold herein is the the First Judicial Disproperty more partic- trict Court, 225 Monularly described tezuma, Santa Fe, above, not the prop- New Mexico, sell and erty located at the convey to the highest street address; any bidder for cash all the prospective purchas- right, title, and interer at the sale is given est of the abovenotice that it should named defendants in verify the location and to the following and address of the described real estate property being sold. located in said CounSaid sale will be ty and State: made pursuant to the Tract "1A" Replat of judgment entered on Tract "1" of the Land October 23, 2013 in division plat of Jace the above entitled and Terry Eden in the and numbered cause, N 1/2 NW 1/4 SE 1/4 which was a suit to SW 1/4 Section 28, foreclose a mortgage T10N, R7E, N.M.P.M., held by the above Santa Fe County New Plaintiff and wherein Mexico, as the same Plaintiff was is shown and desigadjudged to have a nated on the replat, lien against the thereof filed in the ofabove-described real fice of the County estate in the sum of Clerk of Santa Fe $122,708.94 plus inter- County, New Mexico, est from July 29, 2013 on May 20, 1987, to the date of sale at Document No. 622, the rate of 7.250% per 769 in plat Book 173, annum, the costs of Page 34. sale, including the Special Master’s fee, The address of the republication costs, al property is 26 Timand Plaintiff’s costs ber Lane, Edgewood, expended for taxes, NM 87015. Plaintiff insurance, and keep- does not represent or ing the property in warrant that the statgood repair. Plaintiff ed street address is has the right to bid at the street address of such sale and submit the described properits bid verbally or in ty; if the street adwriting. The Plaintiff dress does not match may apply all or any the legal description, part of its judgment then the property beto the purchase price ing sold herein is the in lieu of cash. property more particAt the date and time ularly described stated above, the above, not the propSpecial Master may erty located at the postpone the sale to street address; any such later date and prospective purchastime as the Special er at the sale is given Master may specify. notice that it should NOTICE IS FURTHER verify the location GIVEN that this sale and address of the may be subject to a property being sold. bankruptcy filing, a Said sale will be pay off, a reinstate- made pursuant to the ment or any other judgment entered on condition that would October 6, 2013 in the cause the cancella- above entitled and tion of this sale. Fur- numbered cause, ther, if any of these which was a suit to conditions exist, at foreclose a mortgage the time of sale, this held by the above sale will be null and Plaintiff and wherein void, the successful Plaintiff was bidder’s funds shall adjudged to have a be returned, and the lien against the Special Master and above-described real the mortgagee giving estate in the sum of this notice shall not $151,774.44 plus inbe liable to the suc- terest from to the cessful bidder for any date of sale at a varidamages. able rate per annum, NOTICE IS FURTHER the costs of sale, inGIVEN that the real cluding the Special property and im- Master’s fee, publicaprovements con- tion costs, and Plaincerned with herein tiff’s costs expended will be sold subject to for taxes, insurance, any and all patent and keeping the reservations, ease- property in good rements, all recorded pair. Plaintiff has the and unrecorded liens right to bid at such not foreclosed herein, sale and submit its and all recorded and bid verbally or in unrecorded special writing. The Plaintiff assessments and tax- may apply all or any es that may be due. part of its judgment Plaintiff and its attor- to the purchase price neys disclaim all re- in lieu of cash. sponsibility for, and At the date and time the purchaser at the stated above, the sale takes the prop- Special Master may erty subject to, the postpone the sale to valuation of the prop- such later date and erty by the County time as the Special Assessor as real or Master may specify. personal property, af- NOTICE IS FURTHER fixture of any mobile GIVEN that this sale or manufactured may be subject to a home to the land, de- bankruptcy filing, a activation of title to a pay off, a reinstatemobile or manufac- ment or any other tured home on the condition that would property, if any, envi- cause the cancellaronmental contami- tion of this sale. Furnation on the proper- ther, if any of these ty, if any, and zoning conditions exist, at violations concerning the time of sale, this the property, if any. sale will be null and NOTICE IS FURTHER void, the successful GIVEN that the pur- bidder’s funds shall chaser at such sale be returned, and the shall take title to the Special Master and above-described real the mortgagee giving property subject to this notice shall not rights of redemption. be liable to the successful bidder for any Jeffrey Lake damages. Special Master NOTICE IS FURTHER Southwest Support GIVEN that the real Group property and im5011 Indian School provements conRoad NE cerned with herein Albuquerque, NM will be sold subject to 87110 any and all patent 505-767-9444 reservations, easeNM12-00198_FC01 ments, all recorded and unrecorded liens

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not foreclosed herein, and all recorded and unrecorded special assessments and taxes that may be due. Plaintiff and its attorneys disclaim all responsibility for, and the purchaser at the sale takes the property subject to, the valuation of the property by the County Assessor as real or personal property, affixture of any mobile or manufactured home to the land, deactivation of title to a mobile or manufactured home on the property, if any, environmental contamination on the property, if any, and zoning violations concerning the property, if any. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the purchaser at such sale shall take title to the above-described real property subject to rights of redemption.

time as the Special Master may specify. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this sale may be subject to a bankruptcy filing, a pay off, a reinstatement or any other condition that would cause the cancellation of this sale. Further, if any of these conditions exist, at the time of sale, this sale will be null and void, the successful bidder’s funds shall be returned, and the Special Master and the mortgagee giving this notice shall not be liable to the successful bidder for any damages. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the real property and improvements concerned with herein will be sold subject to any and all patent reservations, easements, all recorded and unrecorded liens not foreclosed herein, and all recorded and unrecorded special assessments and taxes that may be due. Plaintiff and its attorneys disclaim all responsibility for, and the purchaser at the sale takes the property subject to, the valuation of the property by the County Assessor as real or personal property, affixture of any mobile or manufactured home to the land, deactivation of title to a mobile or manufactured home on the property, if any, environmental contamination on the property, if any, and zoning violations concerning the property, if any. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the purchaser at such sale shall take title to the above-described real property subject to rights of redemption.

Jeffrey Lake Special Master Southwest Support Group 5011 Indian School Road NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 505-767-9444 NM12-02355_FC01 Legal#96152 Published in the Santa Fe New Mexican December 13, 20, 27, 2013, January 3, 2014 STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF SANTA FE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT No. 03473

D-101-CV-2012-

WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, v. JAMES G. BENDALL, SUSAN W. BENDALL AND PUEBLOS DE RODEO ROAD OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Special Master will on January 8, 2014 at 11:30 AM, at the front entrance of the First Judicial District Court, 225 Montezuma, Santa Fe, New Mexico, sell and convey to the highest bidder for cash all the right, title, and interest of the abovenamed defendants in and to the following described real estate located in said County and State: Lot 95, Pueblos De Rodeo Road, Area 1, Santa Fe New Mexico, as shown on plat filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Santa Fe County, New Mexico on September 2, 1977, recorded in Plat Book 56, Page 23, as Document No. 407,797 and amended in plat filed December 16, 1977, recorded in Plat Book 59, Page 13, as Document No. 412,849. The address of the real property is 2826 Vereda Oriente, Santa Fe, NM 87507. Plaintiff does not represent or warrant that the stated street address is the street address of the described property; if the street address does not match the legal description, then the property being sold herein is the property more particularly described above, not the property located at the street address; any prospective purchaser at the sale is given notice that it should verify the location and address of the property being sold. Said sale will be made pursuant to the judgment entered on October 2, 2013 in the above entitled and numbered cause, which was a suit to foreclose a mortgage held by the above Plaintiff and wherein Plaintiff was adjudged to have a lien against the above-described real estate in the sum of $270,415.85 plus interest from September 23, 2013 to the date of sale at the rate of 5.375% per annum, the costs of sale, including the Special Master’s fee, publication costs, and Plaintiff’s costs expended for taxes, insurance, and keeping the property in good repair. Plaintiff has the right to bid at such sale and submit its bid verbally or in writing. The Plaintiff may apply all or any part of its judgment to the purchase price in lieu of cash. At the date and time stated above, the Special Master may postpone the sale to such later date and

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D-101-CV-2011-

FIDELITY BANK, Plaintiff, v. DANUTA J. ALYASSIN, DAVID ALYASSIN AND THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND REVENUE, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Special Master will on January 15, 2014 at 11:30 AM, at the front entrance of the First Judicial District Court, 225 Montezuma, Santa Fe, New Mexico, sell and convey to the highest bidder for cash all the right, title, and interest of the abovenamed defendants in and to the following described real estate located in said County and State: Tract 2, as shown and delineated on that certain plat of survey entitled, "Plat of Survey and Lot Line Adjustment for Bernard F. and Laraine F. Ely... Section 24, T16N, R9E, NMPM...", filed in the Office of the County Clerk, Santa Fe County, New Mexico on February 23, 1994 in Plat Book 266, page 048 as Document No. 851,334. The address of the real property is 105 Leaping Powder Road, Santa Fe, NM 87508. Plaintiff does not represent or warrant that the stated street address is the street address of the described property; if the street address does not match the legal description, then the property being sold herein is the property more particularly described above, not the property located at the street address; any prospective purchaser at the sale is given notice that it should verify the location and address of the property being sold. Said sale will be made pursuant to the judgment entered on May 22, 2013 in the above entitled and numbered cause, which was a suit to foreclose a mortgage

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LEGALS g g held by the above Plaintiff and wherein Plaintiff was adjudged to have a lien against the above-described real estate in the sum of $775,855.20 plus interest from June 29, 2012 to the date of sale at the rate of 6.625% per annum, the costs of sale, including the Special Master’s fee, publication costs, and Plaintiff’s costs expended for taxes, insurance, and keeping the property in good repair. Plaintiff has the right to bid at such sale and submit its bid verbally or in writing. The Plaintiff may apply all or any part of its judgment to the purchase price in lieu of cash. At the date and time stated above, the Special Master may postpone the sale to such later date and time as the Special Master may specify. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this sale may be subject to a bankruptcy filing, a pay off, a reinstatement or any other condition that would cause the cancellation of this sale. Further, if any of these conditions exist, at the time of sale, this sale will be null and void, the successful bidder’s funds shall be returned, and the Special Master and the mortgagee giving this notice shall not be liable to the successful bidder for any damages. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the real property and improvements concerned with herein will be sold subject to any and all patent reservations, easements, all recorded and unrecorded liens not foreclosed herein, and all recorded and unrecorded special assessments and taxes that may be due. Plaintiff and its attorneys disclaim all responsibility for, and the purchaser at the sale takes the property subject to, the valuation of the property by the County Assessor as real or personal property, affixture of any mobile or manufactured home to the land, deactivation of title to a mobile or manufactured home on the property, if any, environmental contamination on the property, if any, and zoning violations concerning the property, if any. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the purchaser at such sale shall take title to the above-described real property subject to rights of redemption. Jeffrey Lake Special Master Southwest Support Group 5011 Indian School Road NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 505-767-9444 NM11-00475_FC01 Legal#96165 Published in the Santa Fe New Mexican December 20, 27, 2013 January 3, 10, 2014 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS MCCURDY CHARTER SCHOOL STUDENT NUTRITION FOOD SERVICE MANAGEMENT COMPANY RFP 1314-1 1. Sealed proposals will be received until 11:00 A.M. January 13, 2014 at the McCurdy Charter School Business Office, Española, New Mexico. Mail proposals in a sealed envelope, with proposal number written on the outside to the McCurdy Charter School P.O. Box 2250, Española, New Mexico 87532; Attention: Business Manager or hand deliver proposals to 362 S. McCurdy Road, Espanola, NM 87532. 2 . Copies of proposals will be available on the McCurdy School website: www.mcsk12nm.org. 3. The McCurdy Charter School Governing Board reserves the right to reject any and or all items on bid/proposal. Legal#96234 Published in the Santa Fe New Mexican December 27, 2013

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activation of title to a mobile or manufactured home on the property, if any, environmental contamination on the property, if any, and zoning Case No. D-101-CV- violations concerning the property, if any. 2013-00673 NOTICE IS FURTHER JPMORGAN CHASE GIVEN that the purBANK, NATIONAL AS- chaser at such sale shall take title to the SOCIATION, above-described real property subject to Plaintiff, rights of redemption. v. Jeffrey Lake BERTHA M. Special Master Support SANDOVAL, IF LIVING, Southwest IF DECEASED, THE UN- Group 5011 Indian School KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR Road NE NM LEGATEES OF BERTHA Albuquerque, M. SANDOVAL, DE- 87110 CEASED AND THE UN- 505-767-9444 KNOWN SPOUSE OF NM12-01640_FC01 BERTHA M. Legal#96147 SANDOVAL, IF ANY, Published in the Santa Fe New Mexican Defendant(s). December 13, 20, 27, 2013, January 3, 2014 NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF NEW MEXICO NOTICE IS HEREBY COUNTY OF GIVEN that the underSANTA FE signed Special MasFIRST JUDICIAL ter will on January 8, DISTRICT 2014 at 11:30 AM, at the front entrance of D-101-CVthe First Judicial Dis- No. trict Court, 225 Mon- 200800162 tezuma, Santa Fe, New Mexico, sell and BANK OF AMERICA, convey to the highest N.A., SUCCESSOR BY TO BAC bidder for cash all the MERGER right, title, and inter- HOME LOANS SERVICest of the above- ING LP, FKA COUNHOME named defendants in TRYWIDE and to the following LOANS SERVICING LP, described real estate located in said Coun- Plaintiff, ty and State: Lot Sixty-Two (62), of v. Nueva Vista Subdivision, as shown on JENNIFER WEST AKA TORRES, plat filed in the office JENNIFER of the County Clerk, POSITIVE FINANCING RETIREMENT Santa Fe County, New LLC, AND LOS Mexico, on May 22, PLAN NATIONAL 1992 in Plat Book 235, ALAMOS Page 034 as Docu- BANK, ment No. 774,030. Defendant(s). The address of the real property is 1085 Calle Nueva Vista, NOTICE OF SALE Santa Fe, NM 87505. Plaintiff does not rep- NOTICE IS HEREBY resent or warrant GIVEN that the underthat the stated street signed Special Masaddress is the street ter will on January 8, address of the descri- 2014 at 11:30 AM, at bed property; if the the front entrance of street address does the First Judicial Disnot match the legal trict Court, 225 Mondescription, then the tezuma, Santa Fe, property being sold New Mexico, sell and herein is the property convey to the highest more particularly de- bidder for cash all the scribed above, not right, title, and interthe property located est of the aboveat the street address; named defendants in any prospective pur- and to the following chaser at the sale is described real estate given notice that it located in said Counshould verify the lo- ty and State: cation and address of TRACT C-2 OF WEST AS the property being SUBDIVISION, sold. Said sale will be SHOWN ON PLAT EN"FAMILY made pursuant to the TITLED judgment entered on TRANSFER LAND DIVIOctober 23, 2013 in SION SURVEY PREthe above entitled PARED FOR ELIZAGIBALA OF and numbered cause, BETH which was a suit to TRACT C", LOCATED foreclose a mortgage WITHIN THE SW 1/4 held by the above OF SECTION 25, T.15 Plaintiff and wherein N., R 8 E., N.M.P.M., Plaintiff was FILED IN THE OFFICE THE COUNTY adjudged to have a OF SANTA FE lien against the CLERK, above-described real COUNTY, NEW MEXIestate in the sum of CO, ON DECEMBER 9, $30,062.82 plus inter- 2003, AS DOCUMENT est from August 16, NO. 1304-786. 2013 to the date of sale at the rate of The address of the re8.000% per annum, al property is 26 Rusthe costs of sale, in- sell Road, Santa Fe, Plaintiff cluding the Special NM 87508. Master’s fee, publica- does not represent or tion costs, and Plain- warrant that the stattiff’s costs expended ed street address is for taxes, insurance, the street address of and keeping the the described properproperty in good re- ty; if the street adpair. Plaintiff has the dress does not match right to bid at such the legal description, sale and submit its then the property bebid verbally or in ing sold herein is the writing. The Plaintiff property more particdescribed may apply all or any ularly part of its judgment above, not the propto the purchase price erty located at the street address; any in lieu of cash. At the date and time prospective purchasstated above, the er at the sale is given Special Master may notice that it should postpone the sale to verify the location such later date and and address of the time as the Special property being sold. Said sale will be Master may specify. NOTICE IS FURTHER made pursuant to the GIVEN that this sale judgment entered on may be subject to a September 12, 2013 in bankruptcy filing, a the above entitled pay off, a reinstate- and numbered cause, ment or any other which was a suit to condition that would foreclose a mortgage cause the cancella- held by the above tion of this sale. Fur- Plaintiff and wherein was ther, if any of these Plaintiff conditions exist, at adjudged to have a against the the time of sale, this lien sale will be null and above-described real void, the successful estate in the sum of bidder’s funds shall $594,563.02 plus interbe returned, and the est from August 16, Special Master and 2013 to the date of the mortgagee giving sale at the rate of this notice shall not 7.500% per annum, be liable to the suc- the costs of sale, incessful bidder for any cluding the Special Master’s fee, publicadamages. NOTICE IS FURTHER tion costs, and PlainGIVEN that the real tiff’s costs expended property and im- for taxes, insurance, keeping the provements con- and cerned with herein property in good rewill be sold subject to pair. Plaintiff has the any and all patent right to bid at such reservations, ease- sale and submit its ments, all recorded bid verbally or in and unrecorded liens writing. The Plaintiff not foreclosed herein, may apply all or any and all recorded and part of its judgment unrecorded special to the purchase price assessments and tax- in lieu of cash. es that may be due. At the date and time above, the Plaintiff and its attor- stated neys disclaim all re- Special Master may sponsibility for, and postpone the sale to the purchaser at the such later date and sale takes the prop- time as the Special erty subject to, the Master may specify. valuation of the prop- NOTICE IS FURTHER erty by the County GIVEN that this sale Assessor as real or may be subject to a personal property, af- bankruptcy filing, a fixture of any mobile pay off, a reinstateor manufactured ment or any other home to the land, de- condition that would STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF SANTA FE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT

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cause the cancellation of this sale. Further, if any of these conditions exist, at the time of sale, this sale will be null and void, the successful bidder’s funds shall be returned, and the Special Master and the mortgagee giving this notice shall not be liable to the successful bidder for any damages. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the real property and improvements concerned with herein will be sold subject to any and all patent reservations, easements, all recorded and unrecorded liens not foreclosed herein, and all recorded and unrecorded special assessments and taxes that may be due. Plaintiff and its attorneys disclaim all responsibility for, and the purchaser at the sale takes the property subject to, the valuation of the property by the County Assessor as real or personal property, affixture of any mobile or manufactured home to the land, deactivation of title to a mobile or manufactured home on the property, if any, environmental contamination on the property, if any, and zoning violations concerning the property, if any. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the purchaser at such sale shall take title to the above-described real property subject to rights of redemption.

$241,567.87 plus interest from March 14, 2012 to the date of sale at the rate of 5.875% per annum, the costs of sale, including the Special Master’s fee, publication costs, and Plaintiff’s costs expended for taxes, insurance, and keeping the property in good repair. Plaintiff has the right to bid at such sale and submit its bid verbally or in writing. The Plaintiff may apply all or any part of its judgment to the purchase price in lieu of cash. At the date and time stated above, the Special Master may postpone the sale to such later date and time as the Special Master may specify. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this sale may be subject to a bankruptcy filing, a pay off, a reinstatement or any other condition that would cause the cancellation of this sale. Further, if any of these conditions exist, at the time of sale, this sale will be null and void, the successful bidder’s funds shall be returned, and the Special Master and the mortgagee giving this notice shall not be liable to the successful bidder for any damages. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the real property and improvements concerned with herein will be sold subject to any and all patent reservations, easements, all recorded and unrecorded liens not foreclosed herein, and all recorded and unrecorded special assessments and taxes that may be due. Plaintiff and its attorneys disclaim all responsibility for, and the purchaser at the sale takes the property subject to, the valuation of the property by the County Assessor as real or personal property, affixture of any mobile or manufactured home to the land, deactivation of title to a mobile or manufactured home on the property, if any, environmental contamination on the property, if any, and zoning violations concerning the property, if any. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the purchaser at such sale shall take title to the above-described real property subject to rights of redemption.

By: /s/Thomas D. Walker Thomas D. Walker 500 Marquette NW, Suite 650 Albuquerque, NM 87102 (505) 766-9272 (505) 766-9287 (fax) Attorneys for Debtor

(PSSC) is not allowed during the advertisement period. Contact with the Project Development Engineer for the project(s) is allowed until January 23, 2014.

g Professional Services Contract Management NMDOT Room 207 P.O. Box 1149 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-1149 Suzanne.salazar@sta te.nm.us

Jeffrey Lake Special Master Southwest Support Group 5011 Indian School Road NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 505-767-9444 NM00-02474_FC01 Legal#96150 Published in the Santa Fe New Mexican December 13, 20, 27, 2013, January 3, 2014 STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF SANTA FE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT No. 200903677

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WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR T H E CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BANC OF AMERICA ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-8 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES Jeffrey Lake 2005-8, Special Master Southwest Support Plaintiff, Group 5011 Indian School v. Road NE NM LANCE B. DRAKE, Albuquerque, BANK OF AMERICA, 87110 N.A. AND THE UN- 505-767-9444 KNOWN SPOUSE OF NM00-05682_FC01 LANCE B DRAKE, IF Legal#96149 ANY, Published in the Santa Fe New Mexican Defendant(s). December 13, 20, 27, 2013, January 3, 2014 NOTICE OF SALE EXHIBIT A IN THE NOTICE IS HEREBY UNITED STATES BANKGIVEN that the under- RUPTCY COURT DISsigned Special Mas- TRICT OF NEW MEXIter will on January 8, CO 2014 at 11:30 AM, at In Re: the front entrance of COLLEGE OF THE the First Judicial Dis- CHRISTIAN BROTHERS trict Court, 225 Mon- OF NEW MEXICO, tezuma, Santa Fe, Case No. 12-11195 j7 New Mexico, sell and Chapter 7 Debtor. convey to the highest NOTICE OF DEADLINE bidder for cash all the TO RESPOND TO MOright, title, and inter- TION FOR ORDER DEest of the above- CLARING FUNDS UNnamed defendants in RESTRICTED and to the following On October 10, 2013, described real estate the College of the located in said Coun- Christian Brothers of ty and State: New Mexico (“DebtoLot 34-A, Block 20, of r”), filed a Motion for "Vista Del Sol, Unit an Order Declaring 10", as shown on plat Funds Unrestricted there of recorded on (the “Motion”). In the April 5, 1973 in Plat Motion, the Debtor Book 28, at page 7 as requests that the Document No. Court enter an order 352,796, records of declaring funds of the Santa Fe County, New Debtor unrestricted, Mexico. declaring that the funds may be used to The address of the re- satisfy the general al property is 2818 debts of the Debtor, Calle de Sonoro, San- and declaring that ta Fe, NM 87507. any surplus funds Plaintiff does not rep- distributed by the resent or warrant Trustee to the Debtor that the stated street are unrestricted. address is the street Responses to the Moaddress of the descri- tion must be filed bed property; if the with the Clerk of the street address does Bankruptcy Court, not match the legal Federal Building and description, then the United States Courtproperty being sold house, 500 Gold Ave. herein is the property SW., Tenth Floor, Almore particularly de- buquerque, N.M. scribed above, not 87102 (or P.O. Box the property located 546, Albuquerque, at the street address; N.M. 87103), within 21 any prospective pur- days after the date of chaser at the sale is publication of this nogiven notice that it tice and served on should verify the lo- Thomas D. Walker cation and address of (address given bethe property being low). If any responses sold. Said sale will be are timely filed, a made pursuant to the hearing will be held judgment entered on on notice only to Mr. June 14, 2013 in the Walker and objecting above entitled and parties. If no objecnumbered cause, tions are timely filed, which was a suit to an order granting the foreclose a mortgage Objection will be preheld by the above sented for entry withPlaintiff and wherein out a hearing or furPlaintiff was ther notice. adjudged to have a WALKER & ASSOCIlien against the ATES, above-described real a Professional Corpoestate in the sum of ration

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Legal#96190 Published in the Santa Fe New Mexican on: December 27, 2013 LEGAL NOTICE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES RFP’s 14-18, 14-19, 1420, 14-21 The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), hereinafter referred to as "Department," is soliciting qualified firms for Professional Services for the following project(s): RFP: 14-18 CN: 9900280 PN: 9900280 Statewide On-Call General Engineering Services RFP: 14-19 CN: 9900091 PN: 9900091 Statewide On-Call Materials Laboratory Testing And Field Exploration For Pavement Design Applications RFP: 14-20 CN: 9900270 PN: 9900270 Statewide On-Call Drainage Engineering Services RFP 14-21

For the RFP, selection process or project specific contractual services requirements submit written requests to: Suzanne Salazar Manager

NMDOT An Equal Opportunity Employer Legal#96198 Published in the Santa Fe New Mexican on: December 27, 2013

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NOTICE OF INVITATION FOR BIDS (UPDAT-ED) NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION BIDS CALLED FOR – January 17, 2014 SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO Notice is hereby given that SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL 11:00 A.M. (National Institute of Standards and Tech-nology (NIST), atomic clock) on January 17, 2014, AT THE NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION’S GENERAL OFFICE TRAINING ROOMS, 1120 CERRILLOS ROAD, SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO, 87505 at which time bids will be publicly opened and read. An Invitation For Bids together with the plans and contract documents may be requested and/or examined through the P. S. & E. Bureau of the New Mexico Department of Transportation, 1120 Cerrillos Road, Room 223, PO Box 1149, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504 1149, 505.827.6800. The plans and contract documents may also be examined at the District Offices: District 1, 2912 East Pine Deming, NM Trent Doolittle 575.544.6620 District 2, 4505 West 2nd Street Roswell, NM Ralph Meeks - 575.637.7200 District 3, 7500 East Frontage Road Albuquerque, NM Timothy Parker 505.841.2739 District 4, South Highway 85 Las Vegas, NM David Trujillo 505.454.3695

Requests for Proposal (RFP) packages are available at the following:

District 5, 7315 Cerrillos Road Santa Fe, NM Miguel Gabaldon 505.476.4201 District 6, 1919 Piñon Street Milan, NM Larry G. Maynard 505.285.3200

Quick-Link: Request for Proposal OR

The following may be obtained from the P. S. & E. Bureau, New Mexico Department of Transportation, Room 223, 1120 Cerrillos Road, PO Box 1149, Santa Fe, NM 87504-1149, telephone 505.827.5500, FAX 505.827.5290:

2.By written request via mail or fax to the following address:

• Contract books, that include bidding documents, technical specifications and bid forms, with a deposit of $15.00 per Contract Book.

NMDOT Contract Administration Section

• Complete sets of reduced plans with a deposit of $0.30 per sheet.

Attn: Vanessa Ytuarte Room 103 1120 Cerrillos Road Santa Fe, NM 875041149 Telephone: (505) 827-5492 FAX: (505) 827-5555 Completed proposals must be received by the NMDOT Contract Administration Section, 1120 Cerrillos Road (Room 103), Santa Fe, NM 875041149, NO LATER THAN 2:00 PM, local prevailing time, on January 28, 2014. A pre-proposal meeting will be held for this project on January 9, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at the NMDOT D3 Auditorium, Albuquerque, New Mexico. DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) PROGRAM AND POLICY In accordance with Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 26 (49 CFR 26) and all revisions, the Potential Offeror shall agree to abide by and take all necessary and reasonable steps to comply with the Department’s DBE Program. NMDOT has established a DBE Goal on a tri-annual basis. The approved FFY 2012-2014 DBE goal is established at 11.91% for federal-aid highway construction and design of which 7.69% will be attained through race neutral measures for additional information, contact the Department’s Office OEOP at the following address: NMDOT Office of Equal Opportunity Programs (OEOP) Aspen Plaza, Suite 107 1596 Pacheco Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 505-827-1774 or 1-800-544-0936 The Request for Proposals may be canceled and any and all proposals may be rejected in whole or in part when it is in the best interest of the State of New Mexico; and the NMDOT. Questions Regarding Request for Proposal: Please Note: Contact with the members of the Professional Services Selection Committee

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Contractors having established an account with the P. S. & E. Bureau prior to the publishing of the Invitation For Bids may charge the deposits to their accounts. Other contractors may obtain the bidding documents by paying in advance the required deposit to the P. S. & E. Bureau. Such deposits shall only be made by check or money order payable to the New Mexico Department of Transpor-tation. Deposits may be credited to the contractor’s account or refunded by the Department, as appropriate, provided the contract bidding documents are returned prior to bid opening in usable condition by the contractor who obtained them. Usable condition shall mean that the contract book and plans have been returned to the P. S. & E. Bureau in complete sets, have not been marked, defaced, or disassembled, and no pages have been removed. As an option, the Department has implemented the Bid Express website (www.bidx.com) as an official depository for electronic bid submittal. Electronic bids submitted through Bid Express do not have to be accompanied by paper bids. In the case of disruption of national communications or loss of services by www.bidx.com the morning of the bid opening, the Department will delay the dead-line for bid submissions to ensure the ability of potential bidders to submit bids. Instructions will be communicated to potential bid-ders. For information on Digital ID, and electronic withdrawal of bids, see Bid Express website (www.bidx. com). Electronic bid bonds integrated by Surety 2000 and Insure Vision will be the only electronic bid bonds accepted for NMDOT highway construction pro-jects. Plans and Contract Books in electronic format are also available in Bid Express. (1) 1100641 CN 1100641 TERMINI: I-25, MP 115.000 to MP 131.000 for 16.000 miles COUNTY: Socorro (District 1) TYPE OF WORK: Roadway Rehabilitation CONTRACT TIME: 130 working days DBE GOAL: At this time NMDOT will meet the State DBE on Federally assisted projects through a combination of race- neutral and race-conscious measures. This project is subject to race-conscious measures. The established DBE goal for this project is 0.00%. LICENSES: (GA-1 or GA-98) (2) A301341 CN A301341 TERMINI: I-25, MP 224.798 to MP 224.955 for 0.157 miles COUNTY: Bernalillo (District 3) TYPE OF WORK: Bridge Rehabilitation CONTRACT TIME: 15 working days DBE GOAL: At this time NMDOT will meet the State DBE on Federally assisted projects through a combination of race- neutral and race-conscious measures. This project is subject to race-conscious measures. The established DBE goal for this project is 0.00%. LICENSES: (GF-2 or GF-98) (3) 1100520 CN 1100520 TERMINI: I-10, MP 0.000 to MP 10.000 for 10.000 miles COUNTY: Hidalgo (District 1) TYPE OF WORK: Roadway Rehabilitation CONTRACT TIME: 90 working days DBE GOAL: At this time NMDOT will meet the State DBE on Federally assisted projects through a combination of race- neutral and race-conscious measures. This project is subject to race-conscious measures. The established DBE goal for this project is 0.00%. LICENSES: (GA-1 or GA-98)

(4) 1100470 CN 1100470 TERMINI: US 70, MP 148.318 to MP 149.277 for 0.959 miles COUNTY: Dona Ana (District 1) TYPE OF WORK: Roadway Reconstruction, Lighting, Signalization CONTRACT TIME: 360 calendar days DBE GOAL: At this time NMDOT will meet the State DBE on Federally assisted projects through a combination of race- neutral and race-conscious measures. This project is subject to race-conscious measures. The established DBE goal for this project is 3.00%. LICENSES: (GA-1 or GA-98) and (EE-98) (5) 1100930 CN 1100930 TERMINI: US 70, MP 150.632 to MP 152.138 for 1.506 miles COUNTY: Dona Ana (District 1) TYPE OF WORK: Safety (Roadway Median Paving), Bridge Rehabilitation, Lighting CONTRACT TIME: 100 calendar days DBE GOAL: At this time NMDOT will meet the State DBE on Federally assisted projects through a combination of race- neutral and race-conscious measures. This project is subject to race-conscious measures. The established DBE goal for this project is 0.00%. LICENSES: (GA-1 or GA-98), (GF-2 or GF98) and (EE-98) (6) 6100770 CN 6100770 TERMINI: US 550/NM 197 Intersection for 0.010 miles COUNTY: Sandoval (District 6) TYPE OF WORK: Lighting CONTRACT TIME: 30 working days DBE GOAL: At this time NMDOT will meet the State DBE on Federally assisted projects through a combination of race- neutral and race-conscious measures. This project is subject to race-conscious measures. The established DBE goal for this project is 0.00%. LICENSES: (EE-98) (7) 6100294 CN 6100294 TERMINI: Various Locations in District 6 for miles COUNTIES: San Juan, Cibola, McKinley and Sandoval (District 6) TYPE OF WORK: Stockpiling CONTRACT TIME: 75 working days DBE GOAL: At this time NMDOT will meet the State DBE on Federally assisted projects through a combination of race- neutral and race-conscious measures. This project is subject to race-conscious measures. The established DBE goal for this project is 0.00%. LICENSES: No Licensing Required (8) 6100297 CN 6100297 TERMINI: Various Locations in District 6 for miles COUNTIES: McKinley, Cibola and Catron (District 6) TYPE OF WORK: Roadway Rehabilitation (Crack Sealing) CONTRACT TIME: 45 working days DBE GOAL: At this time NMDOT will meet the State DBE on Federally assisted projects through a combination of race- neutral and race-conscious measures. This project is subject to race-conscious measures. The established DBE goal for this project is 0.00%. LICENSES: (GA-1 or GA-2 or GA-98) (9) M600333 CN M600333 TERMINI: I-40 at MP 80.009 and MP 102.185 and US 550 at MP 11.792 for 0.150 miles COUNTY: Cibola and Sandoval (District 6) TYPE OF WORK: Bridge Rehabilitation CONTRACT TIME: 45 working days LICENSES: (GF-2 or GF-98) (10) A300921 CN A300921 TERMINI: NM 556 (Tramway Boulevard), MP 12.250 to MP 12.300 for 0.050 miles COUNTY: Bernalillo (District 3) TYPE OF WORK: Bridge Rehabilitation (Pedestrian) CONTRACT TIME: Physical Completion date of April 11, 2014 LICENSES: (GF-2 or GF-98) (11) SP-5-14(350) CN M500718 TERMINI: NM 516, MP 7.424 to MP 13.921 and US 550, MP 159.900 to MP 161.207 for 7.803 miles COUNTY: San Juan (District 5) TYPE OF WORK: Safety (Roadway Median Paving) CONTRACT TIME: 40 working days LICENSES: (GA-1 or GA-98) Advertisement dates: December 27, 2013 and January 3 and 10, 2014. Tom Church, Cabinet Secretary Designate New Mexico Department of Transportation Santa Fe, New Mexico Legal no. 96225 Published in the Santa Fe New Mexican December 20, 27, 2013 & January 3, 10, 2014


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