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By Lauren Dake The Bulletin

SALEM — On a July afternoon last summer, representatives from Facebook joined officials from the state’s Department of Revenue in Salem to discuss how the social network, which has a data center in Prineville, should be assessed for taxes. Since that meeting, there has been a lot of uncertainty surrounding what kind of tax bill the Silicon Valley company might face. The company was lured to Crook County, in part, by the promise of a hefty tax break. The state, for its part, has acknowledged sending mixed signals. But a document dated Aug. 1, 2011, signed by the acting director of the Department of Revenue, offers insight into how the state determined Facebook was a communication company and why the social network company disagreed with that definition. How a company is defined determines who assesses its taxes. If it’s a communication company, the state can assess its taxes. And in doing so, it can consider “intangible assets,” such as worldwide value or brand recognition. Facebook expected taxes would be assessed at the local level. With Crook County doing the assessment, it would only be taxed on tangible assets such as the facilities and office equipment. A central assessment that comes from the state often translates into a much larger tax bill. See Facebook / A6

• After years of suffering, a Culver senior attains her green card — but others in her class aren’t so fortunate. How Culver teens deal with their status as illegal immigrants — and what the future holds

HOPE ON HOLD NO MORE U n t il t h i s y e a r, K a r e n G a r cia, s e e n h ere c h e e ri n g w it h t h e C u lv e r H i g h c h e e rl e a d i n g s q u a d, w a s li v i n g ill e g a ll y i n t h e U n it e d S t a t e s . After five years of trying to get her papers in order, Karen became a legal resident last summer. Rob Kerr The Bulletin


Expansion raising region’s profile in higher education

By Alandra Johnson and Sheila G. Miller • The Bulletin CULVER — For years, Karen Garcia was haunted by a secret. The Culver High School senior worked hard in school, participated in extracurriculars and spent time with family. But she could never entirely push an uneasy fact from her mind. Karen has lived in this tiny farming community since she was 3,

By Patrick Cliff The Bulletin

As Kirk Schueler, who lives in Bend, looked over the list of possible agenda items for the Oregon State Board of Higher Education’s January meeting, he noticed “higher education in Central Oregon” was one suggestion. Schueler has been a board member for more than two years, and that was the first time he’d seen the topic rise so high on an agenda. Ultimately, the region’s higher education didn’t make the January agenda. But in that near miss, Schueler saw significant regional progress, which comes as Oregon State University-Cascades Campus is working with the Bend Park & Recreation District to develop about 11 acres on the city’s west side. The district recently agreed to pay $2.5 million for the former Mt. Bachelor Park and Ride lot at Simpson Avenue and Columbia Street. That now-vacant lot may eventually be home to parts of a four-year campus for OSU-Cascades and a public recreation center, like Juniper Swim & Fitness. That possibility for OSU-Cascades follows closely behind the campus’ purchase of a building at 650 S.W. Columbia St. to house its graduate programs. Schueler believes moves like that are raising the region’s higher-education profile. See OSU-Cascades / A7

but she was born in Mexico. She was an illegal immigrant.

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Karen Garcia and other volunteers pack food boxes at the Culver Community Improvement Group holiday food drive at the Culver Christian Church on Monday. After getting her green card last summer, Karen plans to go to college to become a physician’s assistant.

And to Karen, being a legal U.S. resident meant everything. She cried over it, asking her mom why she couldn’t have given birth to her in the U.S. Her immigration status meant Karen could not get an after-school job or a driver’s license. Worst of all, lacking residency put college out of her reach — without legal status, she could not qualify for federal financial assistance. “I’ve worried about it forever,” she said. “It would be the end of the world for me (to not go to college).” For five years, her family worked to get Karen legal status in this country. This summer, after a harrowing trip to Ciudad Juárez in Mexico, her longtime

dream was realized. She is now a legal resident, with a green card, and her college plans are on track. But Karen is far from the only student with immigration issues in Culver. The small high school, with just 52 seniors, includes several who are in the country illegally, including a top athlete and a top student. They were brought to the United States as infants and had no say in crossing the border from Mexico. Without a change in immigration status, the future for these two top students is tenuous. They are holding out for change that is unlikely to come. Still, these students yearn for their stories to have the same ending as Karen’s. See Immigrants / A6

After bizarre year, climate research at a crossroads By Justin Gillis


New York Times News Service

At the end of one of the most bizarre weather years in U.S. history, climate research is at a crossroads. Scientists say they could, in theory, do a much better

job of answering the question “Did global warming have anything to do with it?” after extreme weather events like the drought in Texas and

the floods in New England. But for many reasons, efforts to put out prompt reports on the causes of extreme weather are essentially languishing. Chief among the difficulties that scientists face: The political environ-

ment for new climate-science initiatives has turned hostile, and with the federal budget crisis, money is tight. And so, as the weather becomes more erratic by the year, the public is left to wonder what is going on.

When 2010 ended, it had seemed as if people had lived through a startling year of weather extremes. But in the United States, if not elsewhere, 2011 has surpassed that. See Climate / A8

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Gray wolves rebound, but face uncertain future • As their numbers increase, the federal government leaves their fate in the hands of the states

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is removing the species from federal protection in the Great Lakes Region, which includes Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and parts of several surrounding states. Delisted

Current Historic range range for gray wolf Total lower-48 population More than 5,000

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Uneasy neighbors Wolves have returned only to isolated pockets of the territory they once occupied, and increasing numbers are dying at the hands of hunters, wildlife agents and ranchers. Now, the legal shield making it a crime to gun them down is being lifted in the only two sections of the lower 48 states where significant numbers exist. State officials said they will keep wolf numbers healthy, but all three western Great Lakes states will allow wolves to be shot if they are caught assaulting farm animals or pets. Hunting and trapping also could be allowed. Some environmentalists supported the decision. Others whose lawsuits blocked previous efforts to drop Great Lakes wolves from the endangered list said they were disappointed but had not decided whether to return to court. “We believe the wolf has not recovered,” said Howard Goldman, Minnesota state director for the Humane Society of the United States. Since being declared endangered in 1974, the American wolf population has grown fivefold — to about 6,200 animals wandering parts of 10 states outside Alaska. “They are in the best position they’ve been in for the past 100 years,” said David Mech, a senior scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey in St. Paul, Minn., and a leading wolf expert. The animals’ long-term survival will “depend on how much wild land remains available, because wolves are not compatible with areas that are agricultural and have a lot of humans. There’s just too much conflict.” Gray wolves in Wyoming are next in line to come off the endangered list, which is expected sometime next year. Similar actions are planned for most remaining Western states and the Great Plains. Since 1991, the federal government has spent $92.6 million on gray wolf recovery programs, and state agencies have chipped in $13.9 million, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press. “We are ready to declare success in those areas where wolves are now secure, turn over management responsibility to the states and begin to focus our limited resources on other species that are in trouble,” said Gary Frazer, assistant director for the Fish and Wildlife Service’s endangered species program.

HAPPENINGS • It’s Christmas Day. Celebrated by billions of people worldwide as a religious or cultural holiday, Christmas is also a civil holiday in many nations. The first recorded celebration of Christmas on Dec. 25 took place in Rome in the year 336.

Delisting the gray wolf

By John Flesher and Matthew Brown

ATLANTA, Mich. — After devoting four decades and tens of millions of dollars to saving the gray wolf, the federal government wants to get out of the wolf-protection business, leaving it to individual states — and the wolves themselves — to determine the future of the legendary predator. The Obama administration last week declared more than 4,000 wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin have recovered from widespread extermination and will be removed from the endangered species list. “Gray wolves are thriving in the Great Lakes region,” said Dan Ashe, director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Coupled with an earlier move that lifted protections in five Western states, the decision puts the gray wolf at a historical crossroads — one that could test both its reputation for resilience and the tolerance of ranchers and hunters who bemoan its attacks on livestock and big game.

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Gray wolf Canis lupus Diet Elk, moose, deer, caribou, smaller mammals; scavenger Lifespan 7-8 years Alaska population 7,000 - 11,200

Weight 55-130 lb. Habits Live, travel, hunt in packs of 4-7 animals; develop strong social bonds

• Ranchers, farmers object to wolves’ protected status, claiming they prey on livestock

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The government plans to continue trying to bolster a struggling Mexican gray wolf population in the desert Southwest and is weighing whether to expand protections for small numbers of the animals in the Pacific Northwest, including at least one pack in Oregon.

‘Why not give them the chance?’ But there are no plans to promote their return elsewhere. Federal officials say it’s not the government’s job to return wolves to their previous range as long as the population is stable. In Montana and Idaho, where wolves can be legally hunted and trapped, officials want to drive down wolf numbers this winter to curb attacks on farm animals and elk. Some scientists and advocates say the hunts show what will happen when federal safeguards are lifted elsewhere. The government, they say, is abandoning the recovery effort too soon, before packs can take hold in new areas. Vast, wild territories in the southern Rockies and Northeast are ripe for wolves but unoccupied. “The habitat is there. The prey is there. Why not give them the chance?” said Chris Amato, New York’s assistant commissioner for natural resources.

But federal officials are grappling with tight budgets and political pressure to expand hunting and prevent wolves from invading new turf. They insist the animals known for their eerie howl, graceful lope and ruthless efficiency in slaughtering prey will get by on their own with help from state agencies. North America was once home to as many as 2 million gray wolves. By the 1930s, fur traders, bounty hunters and government agents had poisoned, trapped and shot almost all wolves outside Canada and Alaska. The surviving 1,200 were clustered in northern Minnesota in the 1970s. With endangered species protection, their numbers rocketed to nearly 3,000 in the state and they gradually spread elsewhere. Today, Wisconsin has about 782 wolves and Michigan 687 — far above what biologists said were needed for sustainable populations. The success story is hardly surprising in woodlands teeming with deer, said John Vucetich, a biologist at Michigan Tech University. But even in such an ideal setting, the wolves could return only when killing them became illegal. “What do wolves need to survive?” he said. “They need forest cover, and they need prey. And they need not to be shot.”

IN HISTORY Highlights:In 1066, William the Conqueror was crowned king of England. In 1776, Gen. George Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River for a surprise attack against Hessian forces at Trenton, N.J. In 1991, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev announced his resignation as the eighth and final leader of a communist superpower that had already gone out of existence. In 2009, passengers aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 foiled an attempt to blow up the plane as it was landing in Detroit by seizing a man who tried to set off explosives in his underwear. Ten years ago: From Mazar-e-Sharif to Kandahar in Afghanistan and the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Arabian Sea, American forces celebrated Christmas with carols, touch football and turkey dinners. Five years ago: James Brown, the “Godfather of Soul,” died in Atlanta at age 73. One year ago: The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, crisscrossed the country, making Christmas visits to coalition troops at some of the main battle fronts.

BIRTHDAYS Singer Tony Martin is 98. Singer Jimmy Buffett is 65. Pro and College Football Hall-of-Famer Larry Csonka is 65. Actress Sissy Spacek is 62. Former White House adviser Karl Rove is 61. Singer Annie Lennox is 57. Baseball Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson is 53. Singer Dido is 40. — From wire reports

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T S Protesters flood Moscow By Michael Birnbaum The Washington Post

MOSCOW — Tens of thousands of people filled a broad Moscow boulevard Saturday to demand a transformation of their country as protesters search for a way to keep up the pressure on Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. The protests that have shaken the country in recent weeks have already won promises of major reforms. But as Russia’s long winter break closes in, it remains to be seen whether the excitement can be harnessed into a form that forces the new direction the diverse crowd is demanding. Few protesters said they held out hope for rapid changes, and they will have to find a way to channel their still-vague frustrations into a movement that can be sustained for the long haul. The demonstrators have ranged from stylish young clubgoers to diminutive pensioners, all of whose lives were fundamentally transformed 20 years ago when the Soviet

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Gingrich, Perry lack enough signatures for Virginia ballot By Katharine Q. Seelye New York Times News Service

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Tens of thousands of demonstrators braved cold temperatures in Moscow on Saturday to demand a transformation of their country. The protesters included both young and old.

The challenge for organizers will be keeping up the fight. The movement’s strengths and weaknesses were on display Saturday, as many of the young, middle-class people who have been the driving force behind the sudden show of discontent this month said they remained cautious about politics even as they thought

the country needed to change. The protest comes shortly before a 10-day holiday that includes New Year’s Day and Orthodox Christmas on Jan. 7, virtually shutting down the country. Organizers called for another protest in early February, and the March 4 presidential elections will help maintain focus, but if Putin is re-elected


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Artists dressed as Santa Claus create a sand sculpture near Bhubaneswar, India, on Saturday. Christmas is a national holiday in India.

and few changes follow, activists will need to find other ways to keep the crowds motivated. “We don’t know who the leader might be, because there is no person who represents us,” Viktor Shenderovich, a popular writer, told the crowd. “But this is an expression of moral attitude. People don’t want to be stepped on.”

Justice opinion gives boost to Web gambling New York Times News Service WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has reversed its long-held opposition to many forms of Internet gambling, removing a big legal obstacle for states that want to sanction online gambling to help fix their budget deficits. The legal opinion, issued by the department’s office of legal counsel in September but made public on Friday, came in response to requests by New York and Illinois to clarify whether the Wire Act of 1961, which prohibits wagering over telecommunications systems that cross state or national borders, prevented those states from using the Internet to sell lottery tickets to adults within their own borders. Although the opinion dealt specifically with lottery tickets, it opened the door for states to allow Internet poker and other forms of online betting that do not involve sports. Many states are interested in online gambling as a way to raise tax revenue.

Newt Gingrich declared confidently that he would get his name on the ballot for the Republican presidential primary in Virginia. In fact, he said he already had the requisite 10,000 signatures and an additional 2,000 to 3,000 for safety’s sake and would probably collect even more. But that turned out not to be the case. In the wee hours of Saturday morning, the Virginia Republican Party announced via Twitter that Gingrich had failed to submit enough signatures by the Thursday deadline, highlighting the organizational challenges to his campaign and raising questions about his prospects. Many of the Gingrich campaign’s signatures were apparently invalid. Texas Gov. Rick Perry also failed to make the ballot. This misstep is bad news for Gingrich on several levels. Virginia is his adopted home state. Failing to gather enough signatures in your own backyard creates an image problem, at the very least. “It’s a disaster for him,” said Larry Sabato, a political scientist at the University of Virginia. “This sends yet another signal to Republicans that Gingrich is not able to organize.”





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WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner likes to call himself a happy warrior. On days when politics get rough, he whistles “Zip-a-DeeDoo-Dah” in the hallways. But most of Boehner’s Republican troops — particularly the tea party-influenced freshmen — think of themselves more as freedom fighters. To get fired up during the payroll tax standoff this week, they took turns recalling the wildeyed, chest-thumping battle scenes of “Braveheart.” Their decision to dig in against a bipartisan tax compromise — and risk an average $86-per-month tax increase on 160 million workers — put an end to Boehner’s whistling. After finally pushing through the compromise Thursday night, Boehner, of Ohio, ended his first year as speaker facing new questions about the limits of his leadership, including whether he can control his troops in the new year. The extension President Barack Obama signed Friday expires after two months. The tea party-backed conserva-






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New York Times News Service As Iraq erupted in recent days, Vice President Joe Biden was in constant phone contact with the leaders of the country’s dueling sects. He called the Shiite prime minister and the Sunni speaker of the Parliament on Tuesday, and the Kurdish leader on Thursday, urging them to try to resolve the deepening political crisis. And for the United States, that is where the U.S. intervention in Iraq officially stops. Sectarian violence and political turmoil in Iraq escalated within days of the U.S. military’s withdrawal, but U.S. officials said in interviews that President Barack Obama had no intention of sending troops back into the country, even if it devolved into civil war. “Right now, Iraq, along with getting Osama bin Laden, succeeding in Libya, and restoring the U.S. reputation in the world, is a clear plus for Obama,” said David Rothkopf, a former official in the administration of Bill Clinton and a national security expert. “He kept his promise and got out. But the story could turn on him very rapidly.” For instance, Rothkopf and other national security experts said, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki of Iraq is swiftly adopting policies that are setting off deep divisions among Sunnis, Kurds and Shiites. If Iraq fragments, if Iran starts to assert more visible influence, or if a civil war breaks out, “the president could be blamed,” Rothkopf said. “He would be remembered not for leaving Iraq but for how he left it.” Even without a military presence in Iraq, the United States maintains at least some leverage over Iraqi officials. Iraq wants to purchase F-16 warplanes from the United States, for example, and the Obama administration has been trying to help the Iraqi government forge better relations with its Sunni Arab neighbors. Even if the unrest rose to levels approaching civil war, U.S. officials said, it was unlikely that Obama would allow the U.S. military to return. “There is a strong sense that we need to let events in Iraq play out,” said one senior administration official. “There is not a great deal of appetite for re-engagement. We are not going to reinvade Iraq.”

Union came to an end. Now they are seeking another shake-up, as the torrent of social, economic and political forces that came after the hammer and sickle was lowered over the Kremlin for the last time has left the country traveling a current that is frustrating to many. “We want to live in a free country,” said Timur Khutseev, 23, a theater aide who shivered in the freezing Moscow weather. “Our parents grew up under Leonid Brezhnev,” whose 18-year reign over the Soviet Union became a synonym for stagnation and repression. Putin, too, is seeking to extend his era to 18 years in March presidential elections. “We don’t want that,” Khutseev said. The rally exceeded the size of one held two weeks ago, whose scale surprised even the organizers. On Saturday, they estimated, 120,000 people protested in temperatures that were in the teens. The Interior Ministry put the number at 29,000.




Immigrants Continued from A3

A small community, an open secret In tiny Culver and throughout Central Oregon, it’s an open secret that illegal immigrants live and work here, in fields and restaurants, cleaning homes and building at construction sites. Culver School District is about 26 percent Hispanic. At the high school, 48 of the school’s 211 students are Hispanic. Most students know which students are legal and which are not. Illegal immigrants can be targets for teasing and bullying, even by other Hispanic students, according to Karen. Even though she was a member of student council, a cheerleader and a top academic student, she still faced teasing for her immigration status. Superintendent Stefanie Garber said between 50 and 70 percent of the school’s seniors will continue their education after high school. Now, one of those students is Karen Garcia.

Karen’s journey Karen’s mother, Maria Solis, brought her to the United States from Michoacán, Mexico, as a 3-year-old. Solis’ parents live in Prineville and are citizens, part of a 1987 amnesty granted to many illegal immigrants. But Solis wasn’t in the United States at that time, and when she returned to the United States, she did so illegally. In 1992, Solis’ mother helped her start the legal process. It wasn’t easy. “It took many years,” from 1992 to 2006, Solis said in Spanish. She returned to Mexico for three years, and the packet with all the application forms once got lost in the mail. She also had to go to court twice to fight deportation. Then she got an attorney, and in 2006 received her green card. The 39-year-old has two other children, both of whom were born in the United States and are therefore U.S. citizens. Solis wanted Karen to have the same opportunities as her younger brother and sister. She started Karen’s application process five years ago, as soon as she’d secured her own green card. “I want her to study. She’s

Facebook Continued from A3 Facebook officials said they were caught off guard by the state’s assertion that the company should be centrally assessed. In other states where the company does businesses, such as North Carolina, where it is also building a data center, it is not centrally assessed. There were eight people at the July conference, five from Facebook and three from the Department of Revenue. Those from Facebook argued the social network is a marketing company. They pointed out that their main source of revenue comes from advertising. The Department of Revenue, however, maintained that Facebook is a communication company. The state came to its conclusion based on the fact that Facebook “allows people to communicate with one another on the Web via computers or on mobile phones regardless of whether they are using e-mail, text messages or chat services.” The writer of the order and opinion, Karen Gregory, the Department of Revenue’s acting director, agreed Facebook derives income from advertising. But, she countered, “without the rest of the business they would not have the ability to target advertising to their communication account holders.” Gregory admitted that getting to her decision was difficult. “New methods of communicating are emerging every year and many of these new methods are quite different than that which was in place at the time the statutes were originally adopted,” she wrote. “This rapidly changing reality made this decision a difficult one and I spent a great deal of thought before coming to this conclusion.” At the end of the opinion and order, Gregory assesses Facebook’s real market value at $102 million. The order makes no mention of enterprise zones. Crook County created an enterprise zone for the company, which means Facebook

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Karen Garcia and her mother, Maria Solis, cross the border from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, into El Paso, Texas, after Karen received legal U.S. residency status.

a good student, and when she was little she would cry and ask me, ‘Why don’t I have papers?’ ” Solis said. “I want her to go to college.” Solis doesn’t want her daughter doing physical labor like she does, as a housekeeper in Redmond at Eagle Crest. “I don’t want her to have to work like I do. My work is very hard and for little money.” The immigration process has a number of tricks and loopholes. An illegal immigrant with legal family members can more easily get papers, as can children younger than 18. But it’s not easy, said local immigration lawyer Dan Larsson.

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Now with a green card, Karen can apply for U.S. citizenship in five years. “If I hadn’t been through this, I probably wouldn’t have the drive now to want to succeed,” she said.

In May, five years after starting the immigration process, Karen received a letter from the Department of Homeland Security telling her she had an appointment in Ciudad Juárez at the consulate. Karen was “all over the place,” she said; she cried, she prayed, she was thrilled and nervous. She’d barely ever been out of Central Oregon, but Karen and Solis made plans to travel to Juárez that summer. The city, which borders Texas, is notoriously violent. In 2010, The Associated Press reported 3,111 homicides in the community. “OK, what if I do become legal and someone kills me?” Karen remembered thinking. Moreover, the appointment was no guarantee: She could get to Juárez and then not be allowed back into the U.S. Jennifer Morrissey served as Karen’s attorney. “The general pattern we see are kids who were brought

when they were quite young, and oftentimes the fact that they don’t have status, they don’t realize it for years,” Morrissey said. A child whose parent or other family member filed a petition for a green card before 2001 will sometimes be able to adjust his or her status without having to leave the country. If not, like Karen, they’ll have to return to Mexico to conduct an immigrant visa interview. “I think the really stressful part for families — and I know this was the case with Karen — is that the family is taking a relatively young child back to a very dangerous part of Mexico that they’re not familiar with because they come from a different part of Mexico,” Morrissey said. “There is a lot of fraud and crime around the consulate there. ... There’s been a lot of violence against

receives a 15-year tax exemption on its building, contents and further developments. The company will owe about $26,000 a year in property taxes. But the tax that could come from a state assessment is the one they are worried about. The $102 million real market value assessment for the 2011-12 tax year would translate into an approximate $1.5 million tax for the 2011-12 tax year, using the county’s tax rate, according to Crook County Treasurer Kathy Gray. The department’s job is simply to assess according to statute, said Derrick Gasperini, spokesman with the Department of Revenue. The taxing, he said, is done at the county level.

“The order is simply determining the assessed value within our role in centrally assessing communication companies and providing that to the county for the determination of the tax,” Gasperini said. But Facebook officials said the letter is disconcerting, adding an element of uncertainty. “The letter tells us that the DOR will start by measuring all of Facebook’s property, in and outside Oregon, including data centers, buildings and intangible property,” Lee Weinstein, a spokesman for Facebook, wrote in an email. “DOR will then use a formula to assign some portion of that value to Oregon. We think the result may be a large increase

women there over the past five years. Karen’s family was really, really frightened for her.” When Karen and Solis arrived in Juárez in late June, it was hot. Karen said the city of 1.5 million was depressing and dirty, filled with police roaming the streets with large guns. “It made me appreciate everything I have here,” she said. “Everything.” Karen was used to smalltown life and is in many ways an all-American girl. She loved playing volleyball, is a member of Future Business Leaders of America and is a cheerleader for the football and basketball teams. She didn’t feel at home in Mexico — quite the opposite. Karen went through a threestep process: a physical to check for drugs or pregnancy, fingerprinting, and an interview. Each step took place in a different location at a different time, and all included long, grueling lines under the hot sun. After the interview was complete, Karen heard the words, “You’ve been accepted.” But from there, she still needed to await the arrival of a package confirming her new immigration status from the U.S. It took several days and the wait was agonizing. “The whole time all you think is, ‘What if?’ ” she said. “It was a lot of suspense.” Once she obtained the package, she and Solis carried it across a bridge leading back to the United States. She still isn’t sure exactly what was inside because she wasn’t allowed to open it. Only the Border Patrol could do so. But whatever was inside, it was good. Soon Karen heard, “Welcome to the U.S.” She was flooded with relief. It was June 30. Karen and Solis were back in Culver by July 5, and within two weeks Karen had gone to the Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicles Services Division to get her learner’s permit. She had never driven before — she’d always been too afraid to risk it, just as she’d always followed curfew and tried to never get in trouble. Before, being stopped by the police might mean disclosing her immigration status. Once back, she was also able to obtain her green card. In five years, Karen can apply for U.S. citizenship, something she plans to do. She wants to vote, she says, and “make a difference.”

In some ways, Karen believes being an illegal immigrant shaped her in positive ways. “If I hadn’t been through this, I probably wouldn’t have the drive now to want to succeed,” she said. Her struggles made her want it more. She once got upset at a friend who was a U.S. citizen and didn’t plan to go to college. “It angered me,” she said. “ ‘No, you have the opportunity — take it!’ ” Karen plans to attend Central Oregon Community College or Eastern Oregon University. She wants to become a physician’s assistant. It’s been a dream to work in the medical field since she helped translate medical information for her grandfather, who has prostate cancer. “I want to do that for everyone, not just family,” she said.

in tax over time, despite the property tax exemption we negotiated with local governments in good faith. We are especially concerned because we cannot tell what the outcome might be in the future.” At one point, the state said that even if there was an enterprise zone, the company could still be on the hook for taxes. Later, state officials said they were no longer sure if that was the case. The state and Facebook are having ongoing con-

versations, both sides have said. Rep. Mike McLane, R-Powell Butte, who has said the state is “backtracking,” is working on legislation to clarify the issue and ensure the enterprise zone trumps any taxes on the central assessment. Tim Raphael, spokesman for the governor’s office, agreed there “has been uncertainty and a lot of back and forth with all parties involved.” Both sides said they are waiting for legislation to pro-

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While Karen now has legal status, her best friend finds herself in a different situation entirely. Gina, 18, has been in the United States since she was 3 months old. She was brought here by her mother, who had family in Culver, and has lived here ever since. Her family is from Guanajuato. Gina is her nickname. Like Karen, Gina is a good student. A really good student. She has a 3.97 grade-point average, takes a variety of Advanced Placement courses and volunteers for the American Red Cross and Big Brothers Big Sisters. “I’ve been working hard to better myself,” she said. “My mom wants me to have a better life and get out and not have a job working in the fields.” That’s how her mother makes a living: in the farm fields. Right now, she’s working in Portland. It’s backbreaking work — something Gina said her mom would prefer she never experience. But without the proper documents, she can’t work legally in the U.S. In the meantime, she’s determined to go to college. “I don’t want to be working in the fields. I did that over the summers, and college is a way to avoid that,” she said. Gina isn’t the only standout student facing an immigration crossroads as she prepares to graduate. A 17-year-old whose middle name is Enrique came from

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Mexico to the United States as an infant as well, first to California and then eventually settling in Culver, where some family lived. His parents, who are from Jalisco, also made the move because of work. When Enrique was in grade school, he wanted to visit Mexico to see his grandparents. But he’s never been able to, for fear he couldn’t return. Enrique has three siblings, all born here, all citizens. One is a freshman this year; she’ll get her driver’s license soon. Enrique won’t. His hopes are simple. They sound an awful lot like what a student from Summit or Redmond or any other high school might say: to go into sports medicine, make some money, have a good life. He has a 3.2 GPA and is a three-sport athlete. He’d like to go to Western Oregon University. “I’m the same as any other high school kid,” he said. Both high school seniors knew they were in the U.S. illegally beginning at an early age. But they said their immigration status didn’t hit them until they were sophomores in high school. That’s when Enrique realized that the fact that he’s lived here nearly his entire life doesn’t mean he gets all the perks of being an American. “That’s when reality starts to hit. My friends were getting their driver’s (licenses) and I didn’t have that capability,” he said. “Now I’m really, seriously looking at schools. It’s huge.” Young people don’t have to be legal immigrants to get into college. But without citizenship, they have to pay the same tuition as a student from Spain or Jamaica. Most kids without legal papers don’t have the financial means to pay that tuition, and therefore would rely on federal loans and student aid, which is not available for illegal immigrants. And that’s where citizenship becomes all-important. Continued on next page

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“(Illegal immigrants) can’t afford college. They can’t get help because of their status. It’s sad. These are the guys you want to keep here.” — Kurt Davis, a school-to-work coordinator at Culver High who helps students with their immigration status

OSU-Cascades Continued from A3 “It’s on the list,” Schueler said. “Even if it’s on the bottom of the list, that’s better than it was.”

Administrators’ goal: a 4-year campus by 2020 From previous page “They can get in. That’s the catch-22,” said Kurt Davis, a school-to-work coordinator at Culver High who is trying to help the students with their immigration status. “But they can’t pay. They can’t afford college. They can’t get help because of their status. It’s sad. These are the guys you want to keep here.” The students’ plans are somewhat on hold. Gina wants to be a dentist. She plans to go to Mt. Hood Community College to study dental hygiene, then transfer to Oregon Health & Science University to study dentistry. “I don’t know if I’ll be able to,” she said. Davis has been working with a local immigration attorney and the youngsters’ families to get them started on the path to citizenship. While Gina said nothing will keep her from going to college, Enrique doesn’t have much of a backup plan if the immigration attorney can’t help him. Basically, he wants to be like everyone else, in part because he already is. “We go to the same school, we do the same things, we get better grades than some other students,” he said.

Not all students can get legal residency status But it’s not going to be easy. Immigration law is complex. For example, youngsters who were brought back and forth between Mexico and the United States more than once are not eligible for an immigrant visa. They may instead have to stay in Mexico for 10 years before they can apply to return to the U.S. In other cases, they may never be able to return. Larsson, the immigration lawyer, is trying to help the two Culver students who live here illegally. He said there’s some hope for the DREAM Act, a bill that would give conditional permanent residency to some young illegal immigrants who

arrived in the U.S. as minors, have good moral character and graduate from American high schools. But that’s a temporary solution to a permanent problem, and Larsson said the students aren’t likely to have much luck with the immigration process. “I think most realistically it’s finding a school that is willing to accept them and for them to be able to pay for their education because their options of going through some immigration process and qualifying are fairly slim,” Larsson said. The pair could try to get the court to provide deferred adjudication, in which the courts allow them to return to Mexico, come back to Culver without penalty, and live here in a sort of limbo as they go through the immigration process. Generally, deferred adjudication requires something extraordinary, like a serious medical problem. “Just because someone wants to continue their education, generally the response will be, ‘Well, there are universities in Mexico,’ ” Larsson said. No two cases are the same. “I get a lot of people who say, ‘You got my cousin a green card; you got my friend a green card,’ ” said Morrissey, Karen’s attorney. “But you did one thing different than your cousin, so your case is different. And it is really complex and it depends on the particular case.” Davis is thrilled for Karen, and hopes the other students will get the same good news someday. “Any parent would be proud of these kids,” Davis said. “It’s a hard thing. My heart just bleeds for them.” Karen is making plans for college. Meanwhile, her friends continue to wait and hope for their shot at the American dream. — Alandra Johnson: 541-617-7860,; Sheila G. Miller: 541-617-7831,


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Army 1st Lt. Joe Durlin kisses his wife, Phoenix Durlin, as U.S. Army 1st Cavalry 3rd Brigade soldiers return home from deployment in Iraq at Fort Hood, Texas, on Saturday — just in time for Christmas. These 3rd Brigade troops were in the last convoy to leave Iraq.

Soldiers kill Islamist parties lead Egypt’s 2nd 9 Yemeni protesters round of voting New York Times News Service Government soldiers opened fire on a giant demonstration in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, on Saturday, killing at least nine protesters in the worst violence since President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed to give up his post more than a month ago. The march, which activists said was peaceful, was to protest a deal granting Saleh immunity from prosecution for the killing of protesters. Hours after Saturday’s killings, Saleh, who retains his title and much of his power until an election in February, announced he would soon leave for the United States. The announcement seemed intended to defuse anger at the violence by his forces as well as pressure from some of his political rivals and foreign allies, who fear Saleh has no intention of fading from the scene.

Los Angeles Times CAIRO — Islamist parties have solidified their lead in Egypt’s parliamentary elections, capturing about 70 percent of the seats up for grabs in the second phase of a three-part poll, according to results released Saturday by election officials and preliminary estimates by the parties. The Muslim Brotherhood said it won about 47 percent of 180 seats in the second round, about the same percentage it took in the first round. The Al Nour party, part of the more religiously conservative Salafi movement, told the Associated Press that it won 20 percent of the second-round vote, also matching its performance during the first phase in November. Secular parties are believed to have garnered less than 10 percent during the second round of voting, which took place Dec. 14-15.

Though no one is certain of the exact course to take, OSUCascades administrators hope to convert the campus into a four-year university by 2020. To justify that, campus officials believe OSU-Cascades needs 2,000 students. The question, though, has been where that four-year campus would sit. OSU-Cascades’ currently rents Cascades Hall from Central Oregon Community College. But to accommodate its growth, OSU-Cascades will eventually have to move from the Awbrey Butte campus. Possible locations have included Juniper Ridge, Bend’s planned mixed-use project on the city’s north end. Campus officials have not ruled out eventually moving to Juniper Ridge, but OSU-Cascades signaled a shift toward

the city’s core by signing the memorandum of understanding with the park district. That’s a shift that would make OSU-Cascades more attractive to potential students, according to Doug LaPlaca, a member of the campus’ board of advisers and Visit Bend’s CEO. The campus would sit near the Old Mill District, downtown, Century Drive and the buses to Mt. Bachelor. “We’ve been joking about who wouldn’t want to go to school there,” LaPlaca said of the board of advisers. So far, OSU-Cascades has committed $60,000 to help create a master plan for the vacant land. OSUCascades’ share of the acreage may be less than a half-dozen acres, according to Becky Johnson, the campus’ vice president. That space alone wouldn’t be large enough to hold a 2,000-student campus, but it could be when combined with some surrounding buildings,

Johnson said. Not much is known about just what OSU-Cascades’ presence would look like in the area. The campus does not have the money to build several buildings, let alone lease space in the area, Johnson said. But a move like that could be some time off. In the meantime, OSUCascades has been working to increase its local profile, an effort that has included an advertising campaign and pub talks in Bend. Campus officials also believe the recently purchased graduate school building will help raise the campus’ profile. Until now, the idea of OSU-Cascades as a fouryear university has seemed abstract to some in the community, Johnson said. “I think this is really important in terms of having this physical location as we start to recruit students and start to talk to the community about a four-year campus. People can start to envision it now,” Johnson said. — Reporter: 541-633-2161,


Pentagon finds no fault in ties to TV analysts New York Times News Service A Pentagon public relations program that sought to transform high-profile military analysts into “surrogates” and “message force multipliers” for the Bush administration complied with Defense Department regulations and directives, the Pentagon’s inspector general has concluded after a two-year investigation. The inquiry was prompted by articles published in The New York Times in 2008 that described how the Pentagon, in the years after the Sept. 11 attacks, cultivated close ties with retired officers who worked as military analysts for television and radio networks. The articles also showed how military analysts affiliated with defense contractors sometimes used their special access to seek advantage in the competition for contracts.



Climate Continued from A3 A typical year in this country features three or four weather disasters whose costs exceed $1 billion each. But this year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has tallied a dozen such events, including wildfires in the Southwest, floods in multiple regions of the country and a deadly spring tornado season. And the agency has not finished counting. The final costs are certain to exceed $50 billion. “I’ve been a meteorologist 30 years and never seen a year that comes close to matching 2011 for the number of astounding, extreme weather events,” Jeffrey Masters, a cofounder of the popular website Weather Underground, said last month. “Looking back in the historical record, which goes back to the late 1800s, I can’t find anything that compares, either.” Many of the individual events in 2011 do have precedents in the historical record. And the nation’s climate has featured other concentrated periods of extreme weather, including severe cold snaps in the early 20th century and devastating droughts and heat waves in the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s. But it is unusual, if not unprecedented, for so many extremes to occur in such a short span. The calamities in 2011 included wildfires that scorched millions of acres, extreme flooding in the Upper Midwest and the Mississippi River Valley and heat waves that shattered records in many parts of the country. Abroad, huge floods inundated Australia, the Philippines and large parts of Southeast Asia. A major question nowadays is whether the frequency of particular weather extremes is being affected by human-induced climate change. Climate science already offers some insight. Researchers have proved that the temperature of the earth’s surface is rising, and they are virtually certain that the human release of greenhouse gases, mainly from the burning of fossil fuels, is the major reason. For decades, they have

Weather disasters in 2011 top $50 billion in damage

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APRIL 19: A wildfire threatens a house near Possum Kingdom, Texas. Nearly 28,000 fires burned nearly 4 million acres and destroyed nearly 3,000 homes in the Lone Star state in 2011. Severe drought and high winds helped fan the flames.

APRIL 27: A historic tornado outbreak of more than 300 twisters — including this massive one in Tuscaloosa, Ala. — wreaked havoc in the South and Midwest in late April, killing 322 people.

MAY 22: A devastating tornado in Joplin, Mo., killed 161 people. St. John’s Regional Medical Center was heavily damaged in the storm, which reached a width of more than a mile.

AUG. 28: Raging floodwaters from Hurricane Irene in Waitsfield, Vt. Damage from the storm is estimated near $7 billion.

predicted that this would lead to changes in the frequency of extreme weather events, and statistics show that has begun to happen. For instance, scientists have long expected that a warming atmosphere would result in fewer extremes of low temperature and more extremes of high temperature. In fact, research shows that about two record highs are being set in the U.S. for every record low, and similar trends can be detected in other parts of the world. Likewise, a well-understood physical law suggests that a warming atmosphere should

hold more moisture. Scientists have directly measured the moisture in the air and confirmed that it is rising, supplying the fuel for heavier rains, snowfalls and other types of storms. “We are changing the large-scale properties of the atmosphere — we know that beyond a shadow of a doubt,” said Benjamin Santer, a leading climate scientist who works at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. “You can’t engage in this vast planetary experiment — warming the surface, warming the atmosphere, moistening the atmosphere

— and have no impact on the frequency and duration of extreme events.” But if the human contribution to heat and precipitation is clear, scientists are on shakier ground analyzing many other events. Tornadoes, the deadliest weather disaster to hit the country this year, present a particularly thorny case. On their face, weather statistics suggest that tornadoes are becoming more numerous as the climate warms. But tornadoes are small and hard to count, and scientists have little confidence in the accuracy of older data, which means they

do not know whether to believe the apparent increase. Likewise, the computer programs they use to analyze and forecast the climate do not do a good job of representing events as small as tornadoes. Some scientists have offered theories about how increasing heat and moisture may have made tornado outbreaks more likely, but these have not yet been tested in rigorous analyses. Many other types of extreme weather fall into this category, with scientists lacking a strong basis for attributing increases to human activity, or for discounting a human effect.

Some questions can be answered with focused studies of a specific weather event, but these are often finished years afterward. Lately, scientists have been discussing whether they can do a better job of analyzing events within days or weeks, not years. “It’s clear we do have the scientific tools and the statistical wherewithal to begin answering these types of questions,” Santer said. But doing this on a regular basis would probably require new personnel spread across several research teams, along with a strong push by the federal government, which tends to be the major source of financing and direction for climate and weather research. Yet Washington is essentially frozen on the subject of climate change. This year, when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tried to push through a reorganization that would have provided better climate forecasts to businesses, citizens and local governments, Republicans in the House of Representatives blocked it. The idea had originated in the Bush administration, was strongly endorsed by an outside review panel and would have cost no extra money. But the House Republicans, many of whom reject the overwhelming scientific consensus about the causes of global warming, labeled the plan an attempt by the Obama administration to start a “propaganda” arm on climate. In an interview, Jane Lubchenco, the director of NOAA, rejected that claim and said her agency had been deluged with information requests regarding future climate risks. “It’s truly unfortunate that we are not allowed to become more effective and efficient in delivering that information,” she said. NOAA does finance research to understand the causes of weather extremes, as do the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy. But with the strains on the federal budget, Lubchenco said, “it’s going to be more and more challenging to devote resources to many of our research programs.”


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WASHINGTON WEEK WASHINGTON — There weren’t many votes in Washington this week, with the Senate on recess, but one vote by the House of Representatives overshadowed all the others. The House voted Tuesday to reject the Senate’s two-month extension of the payroll tax cut, opting instead, by a 229-193 vote, to refer the matter to a conference to be made up of representatives from both chambers. However, the Senate had already adjourned, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, DNev., refused to call any members back to discuss a new agreement. For two days, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, was urged by the White House and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to accept the Senate short-term extension. Late Thursday, Boehner capitulated, and Senate Democrats agreed to appoint members to the conference to work on a long-term solution in 2012. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River, issued this statement in response to Thursday’s announcement: “I strongly believe that the House-passed plan to extend the payroll tax holiday for one year, unemployment insurance with reforms for 13 months, and a fix for Medicare reimbursement to our doctors for 24 months is the best policy that’s been offered so far. However, I cannot stand by and watch working Americans endure a tax increase at the beginning of the year because the Senate refused to work with us on a long-term solution for America. “While I am disappointed that we will have to revisit this same issue in January and February, I know that American families shouldn’t have to worry through the holidays about a smaller paycheck and be punished in the New Year because of the Senate’s insistence on punting on this important issue for two months. “We will continue to work hard toward a long term solution in January and February, and I am hopeful we can reach consensus on stronger policy for the American people — after all, that’s what they sent us here to do in the first place.�


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New buses shuttle skiers up Bachelor By Scott Hammers The Bulletin

The ride to Mt. Bachelor is now a little more comfortable, with a new fleet of buses to shuttle skiers and snowboarders to and from the mountain. Seven new 38-passenger buses went into service last week, said Mt. Bachelor spokesman Andy Goggins, part of a partnership between the resort and Cascades East Transit. The transit district purchased the buses with help from a $1 million federal grant and $200,000 in matching funds from Mt. Bachelor. It will divide their use between the Mt.

Bachelor run, the local Bend bus system and the regional transit service. The buses leave six times daily between 7 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. from the transit district’s Hawthorne Station north of the Safeway on Third Street with a stop at the Mt. Bachelor Park and Ride lot on Southwest Columbia Street. On Wednesdays, the schedule includes an additional bus leaving from Hawthorne Station at 1:10 p.m. and from the Park and Ride at 1:30 p.m. to accommodate students who get out of school early that day. See Buses / B2

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Gunnar Marino, 14, of Bend, grabs his snowboarding gear Saturday while being dropped off at the Mt. Bachelor Shuttle at the Bend Park-N-Ride lot across the street from the Mt. Bachelor corporate office and bus barn.

2 arrested in burglary of nonprofit restaurant By Scott Hammers The Bulletin

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Volunteers Joyce Rayburn, left, and Tracey Plath mix salad greens as David Plath makes a batch of gravy while helping to prepare food Saturday afternoon at Bend’s Community Center. The center will serve a Christmas breakfast and dinner to anyone who wants a hot meal for the holiday.

Christmas bounty If you go What: Bend’s Community Center Christmas meals Where: 1036 N.E. 5th St. When: Breakfast: 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Snacks: 11 a.m.-noon Lunch/dinner: Noon-4 p.m. Sack lunches and meals to go: Noon- 4 p.m. Showers: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Santa will be handing out gifts from 1-3 p.m.

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end’s Community Center expects to serve more than 1,400 meals today and still have enough turkey, ham and potatoes for leftovers. “We’re making to-go packages,� said Bruce Abernethy, president of the nonprofit center. “When people are done eating, they can go through again and have another meal to take with them.� The center does this every week, serving up meals as part of its Feed the Hungry program, but Christmas is special. The center helps out other food kitchens as the holiday approaches; it also plans a giveaway of winter clothes and supplies. Santa even takes

time to make an appearance. “We’ve been wrapping presents all week,� Abernethy said. “Families who have kids can come in and Santa will be making an appearance in the afternoon. We hope to have enough presents for everyone, boys and girls.� And those winter supplies such as tents, sleeping bags, boots and coats will be critical for anyone who wants to take them. There’s no snow on the ground, but temperatures are dropping into the mid-20s at night. The meal is open to anyone in the community. And for those still in the giving spirit, the center accepts donations all year long. — Reporter: 541-617-7837

Two men were arrested early Saturday in connection with a burglary the night before at the Common Table restaurant in downtown Bend. Police were contacted shortly before 11 p.m. Friday by an individual who had observed the suspects’ vehicle leaving the area. Within two hours, Oregon State Police had located the vehicle in Deschutes River Woods. Bend Police, OSP troopers and Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies stopped the vehicle and arrested John Michael Roberts, 31, and Jeffery Raymond Mosher, 22, both Bend residents. Roberts and Mosher are being held at the Deschutes County jail on suspicion of second-degree burglary, first-degree theft, seconddegree criminal mischief, conspiracy to commit second-degree burglary and tampering with evidence. Roberts was on parole on a car theft conviction, while Mosher was on probation for drug and burglary charges. Police located all property taken from the restaurant, including a safe, cash and tokens that can be exchanged for meals at the restaurant. Located at 150 NW Oregon Ave., Common Table is a nonprofit that uses donations as well as revenue from paying customers to provide subsidized meals for others. — Reporter: 541-383-0387,

U.S. HOUSE VOTE • Extending the payroll tax holiday Greg Walden, R ............Y Earl Blumenaur, D........ N Peter DeFazio, D .......... N Kurt Schrader, D ............. Did not vote — Andrew Clevenger, The Bulletin

CLOSURES Many businesses and government offices will be closed today and/or Monday for Christmas: • Banks will be closed Monday. • City, county, state and federal offices will be closed Monday. • Libraries in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties will be closed today and Monday. • Post offices will be closed Monday, and mail will not be picked up or delivered.



Bend’s ‘stone age’ booming in 1911 This feature is compiled by Don Hoiness from archived copies of The Bulletin at the Des Chutes Historical Museum.

100 YEARS AGO For the week ending Dec. 24, 1911

Past year record-breaker here The year drawing to a close has been a record-breaker of progress for Bend, for during the twelve months more buildings have been erected here than during any other like period in the town’s history. On Aug. 12 The Bulletin printed a list of new houses which had been erected since Jan. 1, 1911, or were

then under construction, the valuation of which totaled nearly $100,000. Since that time building has continued steadily and a new era has dawned upon the town; the coming of railway transportation, and the stimulus which it has given to building has been marked. This has been especially true in stone work, the city having entered upon what might be called a “stone age.� The first stone building started here, that by J.I. West, was completed recently and the passenger station, for which the city donated the material, will be ready for occupancy next month. D.A. Boyd of Seattle had his twostory business building at the corner of Bond Street and

Greenwood Avenue nearing completion, giving the town three handsome and substantial stone structures practically finished at the opening of the new year. According to announcements which have been made already, five other brick or stone buildings will rise here in 1912. In addition to these stone structures, many frame structures have been and are being put up. At the depot the big warehouse is rising rapidly. Myers & Wilkey have re-built the two-story building on Bond Street which was destroyed by fire. Mrs. B.J. Murphy has bought a lot near the depot where she intends to build a business house. See Yesterday / B2

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Continued from B1 In the various residential sections new houses have been built, and there has been such an increase in population that every one of them has a tenant. There are yet families waiting to move from rented rooms or tents into new residences as soon as they can be had. Altogether, Bend has had a remarkable growth the past year, but the record will, from present indications, be outstripped in 1912. A big influx of homeseekers is looked for when the colonist rates from the East are put into effect March 1, and the present estimated population of 1,200 in Bend will show a big increase a year hence.

Cantata was good The cantata given by about 60 school children Saturday evening was a big success. The little folks and others who took part did so with much credit to themselves and their instructors. They had the pleasure of appearing before a large audience between 400 and 500 people attending. The cantata was in charge of Misses Trautner, Sidner and Marion Wiest.

75 YEARS AGO For the week ending Dec. 24, 1936

Introducing Foo Chung

TWISTED WITH AGE Cindy Parsons snapped a photo of this contorted tree on Powell Butte in March. She used an HTC smartphone.

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Buses Continued from B1 Saturday, driver Greg Menster said the service has been a little slow to catch on, though Mt. Bachelor employees are making good use of the buses. Menster said passengers seem to like the new vehicles, particularly the cargo boxes attached to the rear bumper — skis, snowboards and poles had to be stowed underneath on Mt. Bachelor’s old buses. Gas mileage for the new buses is estimated at 10 miles per gallon, compared with 4 miles per gallon with the older buses. Goggins said Mt. Bachelor

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(Editorial) Foo Chung, “the great Chinese pastime of mystery and skill,” was introduced in the Bend area recently and it cost two men, both operators of places of business, more than $100 to learn how the game, guaranteed not to be a gambling device, is played. It took two men to introduce the game to Bend. They traveled a day apart, using the “follow up” method. The first of the pair represented himself as a salesman for a novelty company “that was placing the game in towns all over the northwest.” The salesman sold a foo chung set to a Bend tavern operator. The next contact was placed in a wine store where the owner was a bit reluctant to buy the game — it looked like a gambling device to him, with its dice and numbered squares. But the salesman assured him that there was not an element of chance in the game — it was manufactured for the exercise of skill. The price for the set was $3, and the man paid, as did the tavern owner. The “follow up” man arrived the next day. This second man was not a salesman. In the tavern, he casually played the game


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would like to see more out-oftown visitors take advantage of the bus service. “It’s nice for folks not from the area, if they’re not comfortable with driving on slick roads, to leave the driving to us and not have to worry about that,” he said. The buses will also stop at Wanoga and Meissner snoparks, Goggins said, and in the summer may run to lakes and other recreation destinations in the mountains. A single-day round-trip ticket to Mt. Bachelor is $11. A season pass is $185. — Reporter: 541-383-0387,


several times, placing small change on the numbered squares, then shaking the dice. In the foo chung game, either the player or the proprietor pays. If money is placed on the twin six square and two sixes appear on the dice, the house pays 20 to 1. The foo chung “follow up” man occasionally finds it necessary to secure some change. The proprietor, in making the change, finds it necessary to turn his back to get to his till. Something generally happens while the proprietor’s back is turned — probably the dice are changed. After securing the change at the tavern, the “follow up” placed two dollars on the double six square — and very strangely two sixes appeared on the dice at the next shake. The proprietor paid $80 for the one roll of the dice. The Bend wine store owner who bought his foo chung board from the first man did not place it on display. The next day a patron nonchalantly asked if the proprietor didn’t have one of the “popular foo chung games.” He had, the visitor played it a few times on the smaller squares, then placed a dollar on the 20 to 1 square. Again the house paid. The follow up method is quite common, and persons who handle gambling devices should be willing to take their risk. Consider the punch board racket. In some instances a salesman places the boards. Later, a man who knows the location of the holes with the valuable prizes does a bit of punching. And the house pays.

50 YEARS AGO For the week ending Dec. 24, 1961

Bend Hotel swept by disastrous blaze — the year was 1915 The shrill cry “Fire!” was one which struck fear in the hearts of early-day Bend residents. Buildings were mostly of wood and the fire-fighting equipment was meager and primitive. The business district of Bend underwent many unexpected alterations in early years as building after building was swept by ravaging flames. Old issues of The Bulletin are filled with accounts of these fires. Several times it was reported that it seemed as if “the whole town would go.” One of the most disastrous fires occurred on Aug. 31, 1915. The loser was portly Hugh O’Kane, whose big white Bend Hotel was leveled in a blaze which sent some 20 guests fleeing into the street. The entire rear of the structure at the corner of Bond and Oregon, was in flames before the fire was discovered. By the time hastily summoned volunteers arrived, it was too late to

save the hotel and their efforts were turned toward saving other buildings in the area. Of greatest concern was the new First National Bank building across the street. A present-day resident of Bend B.A. “Dutch” Stover, has vivid memories of the fire. He recalls wielding a hose directed at the bank building. It was particularly important to him that it be saved. He had recently taken a job there. The efforts of the volunteer firemen were successful in containing the fire to the hotel and a small office building next door. The next morning O’Kane sadly surveyed the rubble and determined that his loss was about $16,000, only half of which was covered by insurance. By coincidence, just ten years earlier, when Bend was still in the hamlet class, O’Kane had been hit by another fire. That time it was a saloon which he lost, in what is recalled as Bend’s first major fire. From the ashes of the earlier blaze, O’Kane erected the hostelry. A determined man, O’Kane with the hotel now gone, decided to try once more. However, taking note of several new fire-proof buildings which had been constructed in recent years, he substituted concrete for wood framing and proceeded to build anew — on the same old location. His judgment was sound. The building which carries his name, still stands at Bond and Oregon and continues to furnish quarters for three of the original tenants — Cashman’s Clothiers, Magill Drug Co., and Dr. W.G. Manning.

Garbage truck carries blaze to firemen Bend firemen didn’t make a run all weekend, but they did put a speedy end to a fire that was brought to them this morning. A Bend Garbage Company closed truck picked up some hot cargo this morning. The driver sped to the fire station. When he arrived the fire was blazing in the box behind the cab. Firemen took two minutes to put out the flames and the truck went back to work. Damage was confined to the interior of the closed truck.

25 YEARS AGO For the week ending Dec. 24, 1986

Bend man left his mark on historic flight When Voyager pilots Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager

touched down today after completing the first aroundthe-world flight without refueling, they probably didn’t realize there was a stowaway from Bend on board. The stowaway was Murray Olson and although his feet have been firmly on the ground since Voyager soared into air in December, a little part of him — his signature — was flying around the world on the experimental aircraft. “I’m just so tickled,” said Olson, who was watching on television when the Voyager touched down safely in California. Olson’s dream to become part of the Voyager’s recordbreaking journey got off the ground last September, when his offer to share his expertise in aircraft communications was accepted by the Voyager ground crew. “To have played an itsybitsy part in the project has been a delight,” said Olson, who moved to Bend a decade ago after retiring from his job as an airline flight dispatcher. The Voyager’s planned mid-September takeoff was delayed so Olson’s contribution to the project was limited to helping the ground crew in several test flights. Olson said he would have been glad to return and help the ground crew during the record-breaking flight, but his schedule was just too full to fit in another trip to Edwards Air Force Base before the new year. How does Olson feel about literally making his mark on aviation history? “It’s a good feeling, and I certainly felt relieved when I saw them get down okay,” he said. Although Olson missed the chance to speak directly with Rutan and Yeager during the 26,000 mile flight, his status as a Voyager volunteer worker did give him the opportunity to get a personal update during the flight from mission director Larry Casky. “It felt great to know that he would take the time out from his responsibilities to talk with me about how the flight was going,” he said. Olson said he enjoyed watching some of the friends he made during his work at Voyager mission control — including the pilots and Burt Rutan, the designer of the plane — celebrate the realization of a dream they had struggled for more than six years to accomplish. “I’m planning to send a telegram to congratulate then, but I haven’t figured out exactly what sort of message to write yet,” Olson said.

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Mother pleads guilty to neglect MEDFORD — The mother of four young children who were found locked in a filthy bedroom in Medford has pleaded guilty to child neglect. Kassandra Lynn Regain, 23, wept and apologized in Jackson County Circuit Court Friday as she was sentenced to five days in jail, with credit for time served, and 18 months of probation. The Mail-Tribune newspaper reported that three counts of criminal mistreatment were dismissed in the plea deal. Regain and husband Jeramy Allen Hon were charged with a dozen counts of mistreatment and neglect after Medford police discovered their children — ages 7 months to 4 years — living in filth inside their home. Hon was sentenced on Tuesday to five days in jail, with credit for time served, and 18 months of probation. Brian Davies / (Eugene) Register-Guard

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Democrats spend big to ensure seat • $460,000 in ads bought to hold on to 1st Congressional District By Kevin Freking and Jonathan J. Cooper The Associated Press

PORTLAND — Democrats in Washington are pouring more than $450,000 into the special election in Oregon’s 1st Congressional District, calling their spending an insurance policy to protect a seat that they have held for more than three decades. While President Barack Obama won the district with nearly 63 percent of the vote in 2008 and the party holds a 12percentage-point edge in voter registration, Democrats are acting as though they smell danger. They want to ensure they don’t face a public relations embarrassment when voters go to the polls next month to select a replacement for David Wu, who resigned in the wake of a sex scandal. “It’s a sign that in this environment we’re taking nothing for granted and we’re being hyper-aggressive,” said Rep. Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “It’s also meant to be a signal to Republicans that we’re going to run aggressively everywhere and anywhere.” The DCCC has spent about $460,000 on television ads, according to federal records, and has reserved additional air time that could increase the buy to nearly $1.1 million. So far, national Republicans are not investing resources into the race and have made no commitment to doing so, which indicates they believe Republican candidate Rob Cornilles is still a long shot to pull out a victory over the Democratic nominee, Suzanne Bonamici.



Rep. Pete Sessions, who oversees the Republican congressional campaign efforts, said Democrats know the outcome is uncertain and that the ad buys in Portland reflect that Cornilles is making inroads with voters by focusing on the issues of jobs and trade. “If they’re going to win that seat, they’re going to have to go win it,” said Sessions, declining to directly answer whether national Republicans will weigh in with any significant resources. “You will be seeing what we’re doing.” Cornilles said he’s not frustrated that national Republicans have so far declined to invest in the race. “I knew going in, as an independent voice, I’m not one who’s going to be answering to the party establishment or to any outside interest,” Cornilles said. “On the other hand, she is now beholden to them.” Bonamici raised about $655,000 before the November primary, about $100,000 more than Cornilles. The campaigns have not yet had to report more up-to-date fundraising figures to the Federal Election Commission. “I think it’s wise that the DCCC has decided to be cautious,” Bonamici campaign manager Carol Butler said of the spending by national Democrats. “Because frankly, Rob Cornilles is a very slick salesperson.”

Wu resigned in August amid allegations he made an unwanted sexual advance on an 18-year-old woman. At the time, he also battled reports that several staff members resigned en masse because of his bizarre behavior in the 2010 campaign. Last year, voters punished the political party of lawmakers resigning as a result of scandal. First, Democratic Rep. Kathleen Hochul won an upstate New York district that had been held by Republican Rep. Chris Lee, who resigned after a gossip website published emails he sent to a woman he met on Craigslist. Republicans turned the tables a few months later when Republican Rep. Bob Turner won the New York City district held by Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner, who quit after sending sexually provocative tweets and text messages to women he met online. If a similar scenario were to occur in Oregon, Republicans would portray the upset as a referendum on Democratic policies nationally. Such a defeat would also send the message that Democrats are stumbling badly in their bid to retake the House. Democratic strategist Chris Lehane said the spending is a small and smart investment given the stakes involved. “If you win, it’s a blip on the screen because everyone assumed you were going to win,” he said. “If you wind up losing, the amount of damage control you have to do to try and explain will be significant, and that impacts resources. It impacts people’s perceptions. It impacts

the story line,” Lehane said. Republicans have been burned before in the Northwest Oregon district, which has been represented by Democrats since 1975. Wu was consistently reelected by comfortable margins, sometimes against strong and well-funded GOP challengers, despite consistent questions about his sometimes bizarre behavior. The National Republican Congressional Committee has so far focused its resources in Oregon on softening support for Democratic Rep. Kurt Schrader, who represents a competitive seat that the GOP has long believed it can win. The NRCC has spent about $15,000 on television ads targeting Schrader in a race that’s nearly a year away and still has no Republican contender. In Schrader’s district, a slim registration advantage for Democrats became even slimmer this year when state lawmakers redrew the district boundaries.

Fake doctor gets 3 years in prison

Science University. He even persuaded an ailing woman, whom he met with in public areas of OHSU or the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, to stop taking 10 medications as he prepared her for surgery he supposedly was going to perform. Her condition worsened, and she ended up in a wheelchair. He was sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty last month to criminal mistreatment, practicing medicine without a license, negotiating a bad check and identity theft.

Cat likely to survive inflicted burns MEDFORD — A Medford veterinarian says a year-old cat has a good chance at survival despite severe burns on his face and underneath his tail that appear to have been intentionally inflicted. Workers at the Best Friends Animal Hospital have named the orange cat “Meshach” after a biblical character thrown into a fire. When Meshach was brought to the clinic on Thursday, his fur was blackened in several spots and his eyes were swollen almost shut. — From wire reports

PORTLAND — A 21year-old fresh-faced man who conned people into thinking he was a plastic surgeon has been sentenced to more than three years in prison. The Oregonian newspaper reported that Lucas Orlin convinced people he was a plastic surgery resident at Oregon Health &

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O    D N   Cindy Sue Cross, of Culver May 5, 1954 - Dec. 20, 2011 Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond, 541-504-9485 Services: Services to be held at a later date.

Wanda Lea Vermillion, of Redmond July 23, 1932 - Dec. 17, 2011 Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond, 541-504-9485 Services: Services will be held at a later date.

Janet C. Townsend, of Bend May 18, 1937 - Nov. 12, 2011 Arrangements: Baird Memorial Chapel, La Pine, 541-536-5104 Services: A service will take place in late spring or early summer of 2012, in La Pine, at Faith Lutheran Church. Contributions may be made to:

Janet’s memory to Partners In Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701.

John Burnell Retterath, of Bonanza, OR Sept. 12, 1923 - Dec. 20, 2011 Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home, 541-382-0903 Services: No services are planned at this time.

Lewis Alfred Floyd, of Redmond Dec. 18, 1946 - Dec. 18, 2011 Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond, 541-504-9485 Services: No services will be held at his request.

Donald D. Body, of Crescent Jan. 19, 1934 - Dec. 12, 2011 Arrangements: Baird Memorial Chapel, La Pine, 541-536-5104 Services: Held at a later date. Contributions may be made to:

In Donald’s memory to Partners In Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701.

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March 19, 1934 - Dec. 18, 2011

Debbie passed away after a life long battle with breast cancer on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at the age of 54. Debbie leaves behind her husband of 28 years, Don; daughter, Melissa; daughter, Sarah; sonin-law, Andy; and grandson, Owen. Debbie was generous and full of love and touched the lives of many. She loved the summer warmth and spending time with Debra Ann family Holmes and friends. She had a great love for the beauty of the outdoors and enjoyed all animals, especially her little dog, Pinky. Debbie will be forever remembered and missed for her immense compassion for others and amazing personality. An intimate gathering of family and friends will hold a Celebration of Life in remembrance of Debbie. In lieu of flowers, donations in Debbie's honor may be made to Susan G. Komen For The Cure. Please leave condolences online for the family at www.niswonger-reynolds. com

Leonard was born in Jay, Oklahoma, on March 19, 1934. In 1953, he moved to Redmond, Oregon, where two of his sisters had lived for awhile. Leonard started dating Loraine Dunbar in October of 1953, and seven months later, they married on April 30, 1954. They have three children, six grandchildren, and 3-½ great grandchildren. He loved and enjoyed them all so much. Leonard worked for seven years at the Dicolite mine out of Terrebonne. He then went to work at the Redmond Mill for 36 years and retired in 1995. Leonard enjoyed camping and fishing with his many loving relatives. A Memorial Service was held Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at the Redmond Assembly of God. Interment was held at Redmond Memorial Cemetery. Autumn Funerals has been entrusted with arrangements.

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D E  Deaths of note from around the world: Paul-Emile Deiber, 86: Actor and director with the ComedieFrancaise for nearly three decades who brought his dramatic expertise to a second career as an opera director. Died on Dec. 14 after a fall at his home in Klosterneuberg, Austria. Pupi Campo, 91: Cuban bandleader who brought rippling syncopation to Jack Paar’s “Morning Show� on CBS television in the early 1950s and to his long career in nightclubs around the country. Died on Dec. 12 at a hospice in Las Vegas. John Lawrence, 68: Had a bedroom encounter with the police in Texas that led to one of the gay rights movement’s signal triumphs, the Supreme Court’s 2003 decision in Lawrence v. Texas. Died of complications from a heart ailment on Nov. 20 in Houston. — From wire reports

William ‘Bill’ Wright Martin Jan. 22, 1946 - Dec. 2, 2011 Bill Martin, age 65, passed away December 2, 2011, in Bend, Oregon. He was born January 22, 1946 to Curtice and Marno Martin, in Portland, Oregon. In 1951, the Martin family moved to Florence, Montana to start a cattle ranch. Bill attended Bill Martin school in Florence, and graduated from Florence High School in 1964. After high school, Bill started his college education at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and graduated from Western Montana University in 1968. He was drafted into the Army the same year. Bill served two years in the Army as a medic in the Vietnam Conflict. Upon his return from Vietnam, he came to Neskowin, Oregon, in 1971, to work at Neskowin Beach Golf Course. Bill’s love of the game of golf, instilled in him by his grandmother and mother, eventually led to a decision to join the PGA of America. He worked as an assistant golf professional at Willamette Valley Country Club for a short time before returning to Neskowin Beach Golf Course in 1977, as the new owner. He owned and operated Neskowin Beach until 1995. In 1998, he became part owner of Quail Run Golf Course, in La Pine, Oregon. He stayed at Quail Run until his retirement in 2010. He was a lifetime member of the PGA of America. Bill is survived by one brother, Richard of Florence, Montana; sons, Grant (Kimberly), and Adam of Bend, Oregon; granddaughter, Quinn Caroline Martin of Bend; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, all of whom were touched by his love, generosity and kindness. Memorial services will not be held, per his request. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Coquille school augments class time with internships By Alice Campbell The (Coos Bay) World

COQUILLE — School wasn’t worth putting in another year to Catlen Corpe a few months ago. Even after a year of catching up on course credits through an alternative program, he decided to take GED courses over the summer and get out early. Then, he reconsidered and decided that having a high school diploma rather than a GED certificate would stand him in better stead when he tries to find work. Now, through an internship program at Winter Lakes High School, he’s chalking up credits and work experience hours. Two days a week, Corpe does schoolwork from home and then works two hours at The Feed Store in Myrtle Point. The other two days, he does his hours at the shop and goes into Coquille for class. During work, he sweeps floors, carries orders out to vehicles, stocks shelves and does whatever else needs doing. Owner Jan Klier knew Corpe from when he worked at the store before, and gladly took him on as an intern. Corpe is one of nine Winter Lakes High School students who spent several weeks over the fall term in internships.

Program is earned The out-of-school engagement translates into better in-school engagement, said Tony Jones, Winter Lakes principal. Eventually, he’d like all of the alternative school’s 52 students in several six-weeklong internships. More time and supervision are given than with a typical workexperience program, Jones said. “This is kind of something they have to earn,â€? he said, adding that students must exhibit responsibility and academic achievement. By the time students finish, they will have work experience to add to rĂŠsumĂŠs and better knowledge in a career

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Catlen Corpe, 17, works at the Feed Store in Myrtle Point as part of an internship program through Winter Lakes High School in Coquille.

field. Students must complete a packet at the end of each internship that requires doing career field research and figuring out where else their new skills might be useful. “I think all students enjoy the outlet and the sense of accomplishment they get from the internship,� Jones said. Businesses also benefit from the internships and gain workers to help when the economy makes it difficult to pay for extra employees. At Oregon Help Care, three students have helped enter information into an online database and revamp the filing system, things office manager Jessica Van Zelf said she wouldn’t have much time to devote to otherwise. The students learn personal skills such as how to firmly shake hands and make eye contact, as well, she said. And they learn from the customers, many of whom are decades older. One student, Erika Ledezma, said she learns from people younger than her. A recent Wednesday found the Winter Lakes senior painting Christmas ornaments with children at PlaySpace Childcare in Coquille. “I love kids. I like spending time with them,� Ledezma said.

Ledezma began attending Winter Lakes because she was behind on credits. Now she’s on schedule to graduate at the end of this school year. The internship takes up about 31⠄2 hours each school day, she said, but she doesn’t mind getting up and going to work.

Responsibility, confidence The business owners, Amanda and Kyle Wirebaugh, appreciate the extra help. “She pretty much does everything that we do,� Amanda Wirebaugh said. While the internship didn’t convince her she wants a career in child care, it has given Ledezma a greater sense of responsibility and confidence, she said. Wirebaugh agreed, saying Ledezma was shy and hesitant when she first started. “She’s really gotten more outgoing with the kids,� Wirebaugh said. “I know some of the kids we have here adore her,� she said. Ledezma said she doesn’t want to leave, and will volunteer her time on Fridays. The day care children and workers become close from spending so much time together, Wirebaugh said. “So for her to leave, it’s kind of like losing a family member.�

Don Sharp was a master of horror films resonate with people who relish this sort of thing. “Kiss� Don Sharp, a veteran told the story of a honeymoonfilm director who had never ing couple who become caught watched a horror movie until up in a Bavarian vampire cult. Hammer Films — the English Its opening scene depicts a studio described, usually ad- graveside service in which a miringly, as dripping cinemat- drunken professor throws a ic blood — enlisted him in the spade into the coffin. A scream mid-1960s to help revivify its erupts, and blood spurts from presentation of Gothic terror, the casket. Another scene, a died Sunday. He was 89. lavish ball sequence, is beHammer announced the lieved to have inspired a simideath, but did not give a cause lar set piece in Roman Polansor a location. ki’s “Fearless Vampire To aficionados like FEATURED Killers� (1967). Martin Scorsese, Sharp was praised Hammer’s vampires, OBITUARY for meticulous direction that emphasized monsters, werewolves and exposed bosoms were the grand theatricality and did not perfect escape, particularly condescend to trashy scripts. in Technicolor. The joke that Howard Thompson of The Hammer started with a title New York Times called the and a lavish poster and then movie “a quietly stylish, icefigured out the story was pret- cold treat.� ty much true. Sharp went on to make But the acting mattered, two more features for Hamparticularly that of Christo- mer, “The Devil-Ship Pirates� pher Lee, known for his Drac- (1964) and “Rasputin: The ula and his Frankenstein’s Mad Monk� (1966), with Lee monster, and Peter Cushing, playing the bearded, wildwhose roles included Baron eyed Russian. Sharp applied Frankenstein. And so did the the Hammer technique to othdirecting, especially that of er movies. In 1964, he directed Terence Fisher, who is credited Lon Chaney Jr. in “Witchwith creating the Hammer craft.� He made two movies style of dramatic terror, awash about the Asian archvillain in physicality, sexuality and created by the novelist Sax Rohmer: “The Face of Fu Mancolor, in the 1950s. But by 1962, the year Fish- chu� (1965) and “The Brides of er’s “Phantom of the Opera� Fu Manchu� (1966), both starappeared, Hammer was losing ring Lee. affection for its premier direcDonald Herman Sharp was tor. “Phantom� got terrible re- born April 19, 1922, in Tasmaviews and performed awfully nia, Australia, and enlisted at the box office. (It would later in the Australian Air Force be regarded as a Hammer cult in 1941. He began acting on classic.) Sharp, a former actor, stage and radio. Immigrating was brought in to rescue Ham- to England in 1949, he wrote, mer, and not so incidentally acted and began directing his own career. Put to work on children’s shows. Moving up a film called “Kiss of the Vam- to teenagers in 1958, he made pire,� he immediately pleased “The Golden Disc,� a movie his bosses by hiring inexpen- about the beginnings of rock sive television actors. ’n’ roll. The result was an immediLater in his career, Sharp ate success that continues to made higher-budget pictures

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New York Times News Service

with better-known actors. His 1978 remake of “The ThirtyNine Steps� was praised for its attempt to adhere to the John Buchan espionage novel it was

based on, though most reviewers said it failed to rise to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 version. Sharp directed more than three dozen movies.



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WELLNESS QUESTION: Will exercise help my Parkinson’s disease?

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QUESTION: I’m a 49-year-old male and a competitive athlete. In the last year I’ve had difficulty recovering from exercise and my performance has diminished. What is causing this? Is it merely the aging process?


There are many factors which influence performance. Many athletes develop problems with over training and pushing their body too hard. This can result in an inability to recover quickly as the recurrent Payson Flattery, stress begins to decrease your body’s ability to secrete D.C. ND specific substances (cortisol, DHEA, epinephrine and nor epinephrine) from the adrenal gland. This can result in fatigue and an inability to recover quickly. In addition, as one ages he or she often produces less testosterone and growth hormone ultimately leading to less strength, endurance and slower recovery. Maintaining a well balanced pre-exercise and post-exercise meal is paramount. Generally, easily digested meals before the event consisting of a blend of complex and simple carbohydrates (CHO), a small amount of protein, and minimal to no fat can help maintain glycogen stores and provide readily available fuel. After exercise it is important to eat within 1 hour and a 4:1 ratio of CHO to protein has been shown to be ideal. Finally, when seriously trying to influence athletic performance it is important to consider all organ systems and remove any underlying imbalances or stressors. A simple lab test can check your levels of nutrients and hormones. This will allow resources to be better allocated to the task at hand, whether it is a jog with friends or a competitive event.

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W E AT H ER FOR EC A ST Maps and national forecast provided by Weather Central LP ©2011.



Bob Shaw




Cannon Beach 49/39



Lincoln City





Eugene 45/37


Cottage Grove Coos Bay





Gold Beach


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Nyssa 40/18





Burns 41/15

Yesterday’s state extremes

Jordan Valley


Silver Lake





Hampton 44/19

EAST Partly to mostly cloudy skies.

Baker City

Christmas Valley

Port Orford



Brothers 46/18

Fort Rock 47/20





La Pine 46/18

Crescent Lake








Prineville 46/23 Sisters Redmond Paulina 42/19 47/21 49/22 Sunriver Bend




Mitchell 48/24


Enterprise Joseph

Granite Spray 43/22


Camp Sherman

Corvallis Yachats


CENTRAL Mostly cloudy with showers possible.




Warm Springs



La Grande













Government Camp 34/23









Hermiston 43/28



The Dalles






Hillsboro Portland 46/39



Hood River


Frenchglen 45/21


Grants Pass

• 62°






Klamath Falls 45/22









• 3° Burns









Yesterday’s extremes (in the 48 contiguous states):

• 84°




Vancouver 45/41

Portland 46/39

Quillayute, Wash.

Saskatoon 41/30

Winnipeg 34/28

Cheyenne 44/28 Omaha 43/22 Denver 47/23

Los Angeles 75/48 Phoenix 63/40

Albuquerque 41/21

La Paz 69/53 Juneau 36/28

Mazatlan 73/50




Portland Halifax 31/28 35/25

Little Rock 53/39

Boston 42/32 New York 49/34 Philadelphia 48/35 Washington, D. C. 52/35


Detroit 41/28


Columbus 44/28 Louisville 50/30

St. Louis 50/29

Dallas 49/35 Houston 52/41

To ronto 37/27

Green Bay 37/23

Des Moines 44/25 Chicago 43/27

Oklahoma City 44/30

100s 110s

Quebec 21/16

Thunder Bay 34/25

Kansas City 48/29

Chihuahua 50/24

Anchorage 20/9


Rapid City 53/34

Salt Lake City San Francisco 38/23 57/47 Las Vegas 56/38

Tijuana 65/44


St. Paul 38/27

Boise 43/19

Honolulu 81/70


Bismarck 44/29

Billings 51/29

• -22° • 1.30”


Seattle 45/42

Fort Myers, Fla. Fraser, Colo.


Calgary 48/27


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Mostly cloudy, rain showers.


53 37

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Tomorrow Rise Set Mercury . . . .5:56 a.m. . . . . . 3:11 p.m. Venus . . . . . .9:47 a.m. . . . . . 7:08 p.m. Mars. . . . . .10:37 p.m. . . . . 11:39 a.m. Jupiter. . . . .12:56 p.m. . . . . . 2:26 a.m. Saturn. . . . . .2:04 a.m. . . . . . 1:02 p.m. Uranus . . . .11:48 a.m. . . . . 11:49 p.m.

Yesterday’s weather through 4 p.m. in Bend 24 hours ending 4 p.m.. . . 0.00” High/Low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50/27 Record high . . . . . . . . 60 in 1950 Month to date . . . . . . . . . . 0.00” Average month to date. . . 1.36” Record low. . . . . . . . -12 in 1990 Year to date . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.76” Average high . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Average year to date. . . . 11.31” Average low. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Barometric pressure at 4 p.m.30.43 Record 24 hours . . .1.24 in 1964 *Melted liquid equivalent

Sunrise today . . . . . . 7:39 a.m. Sunset today . . . . . . 4:32 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow . . 7:39 a.m. Sunset tomorrow. . . 4:33 p.m. Moonrise today . . . . 8:19 a.m. Moonset today . . . . 6:01 p.m.

Moon phases First


Dec. 31

Jan. 8


Jan. 16 Jan. 22


Yesterday Hi/Lo/Pcp

Astoria . . . . . . . .53/39/0.18 Baker City . . . . . . .32/4/0.00 Brookings . . . . . .62/37/0.00 Burns. . . . . . . . . . .43/3/0.00 Eugene . . . . . . . .55/28/0.00 Klamath Falls . . .42/10/0.00 Lakeview. . . . . . . .46/3/0.00 La Pine . . . . . . . .49/10/0.00 Medford . . . . . . .49/20/0.00 Newport . . . . . . .57/36/0.00 North Bend . . . . .54/36/0.00 Ontario . . . . . . . . .33/6/0.00 Pendleton . . . . . .39/22/0.00 Portland . . . . . . .48/36/0.00 Prineville . . . . . . .52/23/0.00 Redmond. . . . . . .54/17/0.00 Roseburg. . . . . . .50/28/0.00 Salem . . . . . . . . .50/30/0.00 Sisters . . . . . . . . .50/19/0.00 The Dalles . . . . . .40/25/0.00

Sunday Hi/Lo/W



. . . .47/39/sh . . . . .47/43/sh . . . .37/17/pc . . . . .34/24/pc . . . .54/40/sh . . . . .53/47/sh . . . .41/10/pc . . . . .38/19/pc . . . .45/37/sh . . . . .46/42/sh . . . . .45/22/c . . . . . .43/24/c . . . .47/21/pc . . . . . .45/26/c . . . . . 46/18/r . . . . .43/21/sn . . . .48/32/sh . . . . .47/37/sh . . . .51/41/sh . . . . .50/44/sh . . . .51/38/sh . . . . .50/43/sh . . . .36/18/pc . . . . .37/26/pc . . . . .45/27/c . . . . . 42/35/rs . . . .46/39/sh . . . . .46/43/sh . . . . .46/23/c . . . . . .44/26/c . . . . . 47/22/r . . . . . .45/27/c . . . .46/36/sh . . . . .45/42/sh . . . .47/36/sh . . . . .45/41/sh . . . . 47/21/rs . . . . .40/32/sn . . . .43/29/sh . . . . .42/35/sh


The higher the UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. Index is for solar at noon.

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ROAD CONDITIONS Snow level and road conditions representing conditions at 5 p.m. yesterday. Key: T.T. = Traction Tires.

Ski report from around the state, representing conditions at 5 p.m. yesterday: Snow accumulation in inches Ski area Last 24 hours Base Depth Anthony Lakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 . . . . . .30-32 Hoodoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 . . . no report Mt. Ashland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 . . . . . .21-32 Mt. Bachelor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . 32 Mt. Hood Meadows . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . 41 Mt. Hood Ski Bowl . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . .21-30 Timberline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 . . . . . . . . 50 Warner Canyon . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . no report Willamette Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 . . . no report

Pass Conditions I-5 at Siskiyou Summit . . . . . . . . Carry chains or T. Tires I-84 at Cabbage Hill . . . . . . . . . . Carry chains or T. Tires Aspen, Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 . . . . . .16-20 Hwy. 20 at Santiam Pass . . . . . . Carry chains or T. Tires Mammoth Mtn., California . . . . . 0.0 . . . . . .18-24 Hwy. 26 at Government Camp. . Carry chains or T. Tires Park City, Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 . . . . . . . . 18 Hwy. 26 at Ochoco Divide . . . . . Carry chains or T. Tires Squaw Valley, California . . . . . . . 0.0 . . . . . . . . 12 Hwy. 58 at Willamette Pass . . . . Carry chains or T. Tires Sun Valley, Idaho. . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 . . . . . . . . 20 Hwy. 138 at Diamond Lake . . . . Carry chains or T. Tires Taos, New Mexico. . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 . . . . . .45-53 Hwy. 242 at McKenzie Pass . . . . . . . . Closed for season Vail, Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 . . . . . . . . 18 For links to the latest ski conditions visit: For up-to-minute conditions turn to: or call 511 Legend:W-weather, Pcp-precipitation, s-sun, pc-partial clouds, c-clouds, h-haze, sh-showers, r-rain, t-thunderstorms, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice, rs-rain-snow mix, w-wind, f-fog, dr-drizzle, tr-trace




Mostly cloudy, rain showers.


45 30

WEST Cloudy with a chance of showers.


WEDNESDAY Mainly cloudy, numerous rain showers.




TUESDAY Mainly cloudy, showers developing late.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy.

Today: Mostly cloudy, chance of afternoon and evening rain showers.

HIGH Ben Burkel


Charlotte 59/35

Nashville 55/32

Birmingham 56/41

Atlanta 61/41

New Orleans 62/48

Orlando 79/63 Miami 80/70

Monterrey 56/41


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Yesterday Sunday Monday City Hi/Lo/Pcp Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Grand Rapids . . . .38/30/0.01 . .39/27/pc . 41/32/sn Green Bay. . . . . . .34/15/0.00 . . . 37/23/s . 39/28/pc Greensboro. . . . . .50/33/0.00 . .60/35/pc . 56/40/pc Harrisburg. . . . . . .41/29/0.00 . .45/31/pc . . 44/30/s Hartford, CT . . . . .35/27/0.00 . .43/30/pc . . 41/27/s Helena. . . . . . . . . .43/21/0.00 . .41/27/pc . 36/27/pc Honolulu. . . . . . . .81/70/0.07 . . . 81/70/s . . 80/69/s Houston . . . . . . . . .51/2/0.33 . .52/41/sh . . .59/39/r Huntsville . . . . . . .51/38/0.00 . .51/36/sh . . .55/41/r Indianapolis . . . . .42/26/0.00 . . . 45/27/s . . 44/33/s Jackson, MS . . . . .52/41/0.00 . .49/48/sh . . .54/41/r Jacksonville. . . . . .70/56/0.00 . .71/58/sh . 67/63/sh Juneau. . . . . . . . . .40/36/0.19 . .36/28/sn . 33/28/sn Kansas City. . . . . .51/22/0.00 . . . 48/29/s . 44/29/pc Lansing . . . . . . . . .36/28/0.00 . .38/26/pc . 40/31/sn Las Vegas . . . . . . .60/33/0.00 . . . 56/38/s . . 60/38/s Lexington . . . . . . .43/30/0.00 . . . 48/28/s . 45/36/sh Lincoln. . . . . . . . . .49/16/0.00 . . . 46/20/s . 48/27/pc Little Rock. . . . . . .48/31/0.00 . . .53/39/c . . .47/36/r Los Angeles. . . . . .71/42/0.00 . . . 75/48/s . . 70/46/s Louisville. . . . . . . .44/31/0.00 . . . 50/30/s . . 46/37/c Madison, WI . . . . .39/20/0.00 . . . 38/22/s . . 39/28/s Memphis. . . . . . . .51/34/0.00 . .55/40/sh . . .47/37/r Miami . . . . . . . . . .82/70/0.00 . .80/70/pc . 80/71/pc Milwaukee . . . . . .39/22/0.00 . . . 39/27/s . . 40/33/s Minneapolis . . . . .42/18/0.00 . . . 38/27/s . . 43/27/s Nashville. . . . . . . .50/35/0.00 . .55/32/pc . . .51/39/r New Orleans. . . . .58/50/0.00 . .62/48/sh . . .62/45/r New York . . . . . . .36/29/0.00 . .49/34/pc . . 43/35/s Newark, NJ . . . . . .39/30/0.00 . .48/33/pc . . 43/31/s Norfolk, VA . . . . . .53/44/0.00 . .57/40/pc . . 50/39/s Oklahoma City . . .52/22/0.00 . .44/30/pc . 45/29/pc Omaha . . . . . . . . .49/20/0.00 . . . 43/22/s . 45/27/pc Orlando. . . . . . . . .80/63/0.00 . .79/63/sh . 77/64/sh Palm Springs. . . . .75/45/0.00 . . . 69/42/s . . 70/43/s Peoria . . . . . . . . . .40/20/0.00 . . . 45/26/s . .43/32/rs Philadelphia . . . . .40/33/0.00 . .48/35/pc . . 47/31/s Phoenix. . . . . . . . .62/38/0.00 . . . 63/40/s . . 64/41/s Pittsburgh . . . . . . .38/29/0.00 . .42/28/pc . 41/32/pc Portland, ME. . . . .27/17/0.00 . . 35/25/rs . 37/25/pc Providence . . . . . .34/23/0.00 . .42/30/pc . . 41/26/s Raleigh . . . . . . . . .52/36/0.00 . .60/35/pc . . 56/39/s

Yesterday Sunday Monday City Hi/Lo/Pcp Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Rapid City . . . . . . .47/21/0.00 . .53/34/pc . . 44/27/s Reno . . . . . . . . . . .41/10/0.00 . .51/17/pc . 50/22/pc Richmond . . . . . . .50/38/0.00 . .57/34/pc . . 51/35/s Rochester, NY . . . .29/20/0.00 . . 43/30/rs . 36/30/pc Sacramento. . . . . .57/25/0.00 . . . 58/35/s . . 58/39/s St. Louis. . . . . . . . .48/27/0.00 . . . 50/29/s . .44/33/rs Salt Lake City . . . .35/15/0.00 . . . 38/23/s . 40/25/pc San Antonio . . . . .45/43/0.12 . .52/37/pc . . 60/34/s San Diego . . . . . . .68/41/0.00 . . . 73/46/s . . 69/46/s San Francisco . . . .57/36/0.00 . . . 56/43/s . . 55/44/s San Jose . . . . . . . .60/30/0.00 . . . 61/41/s . 61/40/pc Santa Fe . . . . . . . . .37/6/0.00 . . . 35/12/s . . 39/15/s

Yesterday Sunday Monday City Hi/Lo/Pcp Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Savannah . . . . . . .65/47/0.00 . . .63/47/c . 63/56/pc Seattle. . . . . . . . . .52/43/0.01 . .45/42/sh . 45/42/sh Sioux Falls. . . . . . .48/15/0.00 . . . 44/20/s . 46/20/pc Spokane . . . . . . . .30/19/0.06 . . . 35/26/r . 34/30/sn Springfield, MO . .49/18/0.00 . . . 50/30/s . .42/31/rs Tampa. . . . . . . . . .83/66/0.00 . .81/62/pc . 79/65/pc Tucson. . . . . . . . . .56/30/0.00 . . . 60/34/s . . 65/35/s Tulsa . . . . . . . . . . .53/24/0.00 . .46/32/pc . 46/30/pc Washington, DC . .46/40/0.01 . . . 52/35/s . . 48/35/s Wichita . . . . . . . . .46/18/0.00 . . . 45/25/s . 46/27/pc Yakima . . . . . . . . .34/20/0.00 . .42/26/sh . 35/26/sn Yuma. . . . . . . . . . .67/42/0.00 . . . 66/41/s . . 67/42/s

INTERNATIONAL Amsterdam. . . . . .45/41/0.00 . .49/43/sh . . 48/44/c Athens. . . . . . . . . .48/42/0.00 . .53/42/pc . 49/40/sh Auckland. . . . . . . .72/54/0.00 . .69/62/sh . . 70/61/c Baghdad . . . . . . not available . . . 67/42/s . . 66/43/s Bangkok . . . . . . not available . . . 82/67/s . . 83/66/s Beijing. . . . . . . . . .39/14/0.00 . . . 39/17/s . . 34/16/s Beirut . . . . . . . . . .64/55/0.00 . .59/49/sh . . 62/46/s Berlin. . . . . . . . . . .45/36/0.10 . .44/37/sh . 48/41/sh Bogota . . . . . . . . .68/54/0.00 . .69/50/pc . 67/52/pc Budapest. . . . . . . .32/28/0.00 . .37/30/pc . .36/29/rs Buenos Aires. . . . .75/45/0.00 . . . 77/61/s . . 80/64/s Cabo San Lucas . .73/55/0.00 . . . 71/52/s . 76/55/pc Cairo . . . . . . . . . . .64/52/0.00 . .65/49/pc . . 66/50/s Calgary . . . . . . . . 45/NA/0.00 . .48/27/pc . . 36/28/s Cancun . . . . . . . . .81/72/0.00 . . . 80/66/t . . .81/64/t Dublin . . . . . . . . . .50/37/0.00 . . .54/49/c . 51/47/pc Edinburgh. . . . . . .50/34/0.00 . .54/49/sh . 53/42/sh Geneva . . . . . . . . .46/28/0.00 . . . 40/29/s . 44/31/pc Harare. . . . . . . . . .86/63/0.00 . . . 83/66/t . . .80/62/t Hong Kong . . . . . .61/52/0.00 . . . 63/56/s . . 65/55/s Istanbul. . . . . . . . .41/36/0.00 . . . 45/37/s . 46/38/pc Jerusalem . . . . . . .57/45/0.00 . .51/44/sh . 52/40/pc Johannesburg. . . .66/57/0.08 . . . 77/65/t . 76/61/sh Lima . . . . . . . . . . .75/64/0.00 . .76/67/pc . 73/66/pc Lisbon . . . . . . . . . .59/48/0.00 . . . 56/42/s . . 60/43/s London . . . . . . . . .48/36/0.00 . . . 52/45/s . 54/46/pc Madrid . . . . . . . . .54/32/0.00 . . . 52/28/s . . 53/29/s Manila. . . . . . . . . .84/79/0.00 . . . 83/77/t . . .82/74/t

Mecca . . . . . . . . . .93/72/0.00 . . . 91/68/s . . 94/67/s Mexico City. . . . . .75/41/0.00 . .70/42/pc . 73/44/pc Montreal. . . . . . . . . .9/1/0.00 . .28/24/sn . 27/23/pc Moscow . . . . . . . .25/19/0.00 . .18/14/pc . . 32/15/c Nairobi . . . . . . . . .79/61/0.00 . . . 80/63/t . . .78/58/t Nassau . . . . . . . . .84/72/0.00 . .83/71/pc . 82/68/pc New Delhi. . . . . . .64/39/0.00 . . . 64/43/s . . 69/39/s Osaka . . . . . . . . . .48/30/0.00 . .44/38/sh . 45/39/sh Oslo. . . . . . . . . . . .36/21/0.00 . . .36/31/c . 39/33/pc Ottawa . . . . . . . . . .12/1/0.00 . . 28/23/sf . . 30/25/s Paris. . . . . . . . . . . .46/39/0.00 . .44/35/pc . . 45/34/s Rio de Janeiro. . . .95/79/0.00 . . . 81/73/t . . .80/72/t Rome. . . . . . . . . . .57/34/0.00 . . . 54/39/s . . 56/40/s Santiago . . . . . . . .88/54/0.00 . . . 87/59/s . . 90/60/s Sao Paulo . . . . . . .84/70/0.05 . . . 72/66/r . 76/65/sh Sapporo . . . . . . . .28/28/0.00 . .32/29/sn . 31/25/sn Seoul. . . . . . . . . . .28/18/0.00 . . . 28/16/s . . 29/17/s Shanghai. . . . . . . .46/32/0.00 . . . 45/33/s . 47/34/pc Singapore . . . . . . .86/77/0.00 . . . 82/75/t . . .83/76/t Stockholm. . . . . . .45/27/0.06 . . .40/30/c . 44/39/pc Sydney. . . . . . . . . .79/68/0.00 . .75/65/pc . 78/66/sh Taipei. . . . . . . . . . .55/52/0.00 . . .60/56/c . 63/58/pc Tel Aviv . . . . . . . . .64/55/0.00 . .61/52/sh . 62/48/pc Tokyo. . . . . . . . . . .46/37/0.00 . .46/34/pc . 47/33/pc Toronto . . . . . . . . .30/18/0.00 . . 37/27/sf . 41/34/pc Vancouver. . . . . . .48/43/0.00 . . . 45/41/r . 43/40/sh Vienna. . . . . . . . . .50/32/0.00 . .37/34/pc . 39/36/sh Warsaw. . . . . . . . .41/32/0.00 . . 38/32/rs . 43/35/sh


Jesus Christ Is The Reason For This Season!

E.J. Harris / The East Oregonian

Jeff Hamilton, recreation supervisor for the City of Pendleton, waves at passing motorists while wearing a Santa Claus costume and driving a Zamboni down Emigrant Avenue in Pendleton on Friday. Hamilton drove the Zamboni to Roy Raley Park to hand out candy canes at an ice rink.

Police report aggressive action as Occupy Eugene camp breaks up The Associated Press EUGENE — Out-of-town agitators tried to start a confrontation with authorities after Occupy Eugene activists began dismantling their camp in response to an eviction order from the city, police said. Activists had a different view, however. They say they were just holding an end-ofcamp party that included a fire, music, poetry and a treesitting protest Thursday night. The Occupy camp has steadily thinned out since city officials ordered it closed after violence erupted earlier in the week, leaving one man dead following a fight. About 20 sleeping tents remained in the encampment Friday, along with other assorted structures and service tents, the Eugene Register-Guard reported. A chain-link fence surrounded the camp, and nobody was being allowed in except for members of a designated cleaning crew. Police on Friday described

what they viewed as aggressive actions by demonstrators the night before. They said most of the camp’s original occupants had left but others began to arrive in large numbers. Many of the newcomers wore bandanas, said they came from Portland and began making disparaging remarks to officers, authorities said. Several demonstrators climbed trees. Police said a pallet and tarp fire was set in violation of park rules and was extinguished by the fire department. Some 75 people had gathered and were chanting and yelling at officers in what appeared to be an attempt to make a confrontation, police said. Another confrontation almost erupted when demonstrators tried to use a stove, which police had prohibited over concerns about fire. About 8:30 a.m. Friday, a group of about six people tried to breach the fence and acted

aggressively toward police but no arrests were made. By about 1 p.m., all of the trees were clear of demonstrators, police spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin said. “To be honest, we just kind of ignored them and they voluntarily went down,” Eugene police Lt. Eric Klinko said. Demonstrator Alley Valkyrie said what police described as an intended confrontation was actually a party. “They tried to light what I believe was a pallet fire just for warmth, just for standing around, because it was the last night, and (the police) put that out fast,” she said. She said some demonstrators sat in trees, including people who had ties to an environmental activist group. Police didn’t try to stop the sitting. One officer even came over to her and said, “ ‘Good news — no one’s getting arrested tonight for being in trees,’ ” she said.

“I bring you news of great joy ... born for you a Savior ... Christ the Lord” Luke 2:10-11

“... whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” John 3:16

Merry Christmas! Anthony & Kathy Kupelian, Kupelian’s Oriental Rugs


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SPOTLIGHT Art campaign reaches goal Art in Public Places’ “Be Part of Art” fundraising campaign has raised a total of $507,221, with another $73,500 in pledges committed for March 2012, organizers say. The money will support the purchase of new public art pieces in Bend. The fundraising effort started with a $500,000 pledge from The Bend Foundation, a philanthropic organization established by Brooks-Scanlon Inc. and shareholders of Brooks-Scanlon and Brooks Resources, with a mission to enhance the cultural environment and quality of life for the citizens of Bend. The Bend Foundation pledged the donation with a challenge to community members to match that amount in private donations. “We had a remarkable response from private donors,” a press release quotes Jody Ward, a member of Art in Public Places, the nonprofit organization that curates Bend’s public art collection. “Each and every generous donation helped us get here. We’ve really seen this community come together in support of public art.” Moving forward, members of Art in Public Places will call for artist submissions. Review and selection of final art pieces will take place throughout the next 12 months, and art installations are expected to be largely complete by the end of 2013. “Our art collection is one of the things that makes this city special,” the release quotes Mike Hollern, CEO of Brooks Resources and a trustee of the Bend Foundation. “Our vision is to become a destination for art lovers everywhere. That means our work is not done. We hope to keep building our collection for years to come.” Contact:, or bepartofartbend.

Ski event will help United Way Mt. Bachelor’s fourth annual charity ski week fundraiser will benefit United Way of Deschutes County. Mt. Bachelor will provide $25 lift ticket vouchers to United Way that are valid for all-day skiing Jan. 2-6 and Jan. 9-13. Skiers can call 541-389-6507 to reserve a voucher. Skiers then pick up their voucher one week prior to the January session at United Way, 1130 N.W. Harriman St., Suite A, downtown Bend behind the Deschutes County Courthouse. The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays. Then, present the voucher at the mountain along with $25. Mt. Bachelor will give 100 percent of the proceeds back to United Way. The revenue will help support the 33 programs and services provided by the agencies that partner with United Way. — From staff reports

Courtesy Todd Carey / High Desert Museum

Children from Bear Creek Elementary School meet Father Christmas, as Santa was better known 100 years ago, recently at the High Desert Museum south of Bend. Redmond resident Frank Graham, also known as Father Christmas, said children regularly want to talk about something other than what gift they want for Christmas — whether it’s about Santa’s reindeer or their family.

What I

really want

“I think this is an extremely important job. Why is Santa important? To learn to give. You should want to give like Santa does.” — William Walther, a Santa at the Bend River Promenade


Christmas ... • Santas hear all kinds of requests, from the cute to the philanthropic to the downright funny By Heidi Hagemeier • The Bulletin


n William Walther’s nearly two-and-a-half decades of donning Santa’s iconic red suit, he has fielded numerous requests for Barbies and Legos, Xboxes and video games. But Walther has also been asked to bless the children of Ethiopia, to bring daddy home from a faraway war or

to put a new nose on Grandma so she doesn’t snore so much.

Those in the know say Santa’s lap isn’t just a place for children to plead for the latest coveted tech gizmo. Children, these white-bearded men say, can become generous, poignant or downright funny once seated on Santa’s lap. Thus being Santa requires flexibility, thinking on the fly and sometimes a good sense of humor. “There are so many sunny, sweet kids it just melts your heart,” said Paul Evers, who has also

been known as Santa for the last five years in Bend’s Old Mill District. “They have the most pure intentions.” Requests to meet the reindeer or not let the dog die require quick thinking on Santa’s part. He can only do so much but doesn’t want to put a damper on the magic behind the man from the North Pole. Yet off-topic questions are to seasoned Santas an important part of what the work is all about.

“I think this is an extremely important job,” said Walther, who spends this time of year at the Bend River Promenade. “Why is Santa important? To learn to give. You should want to give like Santa does.”

Selfless wishes Perhaps surprisingly, some children aren’t desperate to ask for that Red Ryder BB gun when they meet Santa. See Santa / C7

Brussels, World Capital of Chocolate By Amy M. Thomas New York Times News Service

Chocolate — like fashion, wine and finance — has become a complex cultural phenomenon. There is basic chocolate for the masses, artisanal chocolate for purists, and avant-garde creations for connoisseurs. In Brussels, a polyglot city at the geographic and cultural crossroads of Europe, you get it all. The capital of Belgium may be known as the Capital of Europe, but it is also, at least as far as most chocolate aficionados are concerned, the World Capital of Chocolate. Ever since the Brussels chocolatier Jean Neuhaus invented the praline 100 years ago, the city has been at the forefront of the chocolate business. There are a million residents and some 500 chocolatiers, about one chocolatier for every

2,000 people. The average Belgian consumes more than 15 pounds of chocolate each year, one of the highest rates in the world. But these days, the industry is changing. With countries like Germany and the Netherlands becoming larger European exporters, in Belgium, a new class of chocolatiers is finding innovative ways to hold on to the country’s chocolate crown. They are breaking away from traditional pralines — which Belgians classify as any chocolate shell filled with a soft fondant center — and infusing ganaches with exotic flavors like wasabi or lemon verbena, and creating such imaginative pairings as blackcurrant and cardamom and raspberry and clove. I had gotten a taste of Brussels’ classic-contemporary chocolate dichotomy last year on an overnight sojourn from Paris. See Brussels / C4

Photos by Jock Fistick / New York Times News Service

Ryan Stevenson, a pastry chef and chocolatier, pours liquid chocolate from a mold in Brussels. Ever since the Brussels chocolatier Jean Neuhaus invented the praline 100 years ago, the city has been at the forefront of the chocolate business.



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Regal Pilot Butte 6 2717 N.E. U.S. Highway 20, Bend, 541-382-6347

THE DESCENDANTS (R) 12:20, 3:20, 6:20, 9:20 THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (R) Noon, 3, 6, 9 J. EDGAR (R) 12:10, 9:10 MONEYBALL (PG-13) 3:10, 6:10 MY WEEK WITH MARILYN (R) 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:40 NEW YEAR’S EVE (PG-13) 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 YOUNG ADULT (R) 12:50, 3:50, 6:50, 9:50

Regal Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX 680 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend, 541-382-6347

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN IMAX (PG) 1:35, 4:30 THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN (PG) 1:45, 7:20 THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN 3-D (PG) 1:45, 7:20 ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED (G) 12:55, 2, 3:35, 4:50, 6:20, 7:05, 9:20 ARTHUR CHRISTMAS (PG) 12:05, 3:15 THE DARKEST HOUR 3-D (PG-13) 1:45, 4:15, 7:45, 10:20 THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (R) 12:30, 4, 6:10, 7:30, 9:40 HUGO (PG) 4:25, 10:05 HUGO 3-D (PG) 4:25, 10:05 JACK AND JILL (PG) 1:10 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE — GHOST PROTOCOL IMAX (PG-13) 7:10, 10:15 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE — GHOST PROTOCOL (PG-13) 1:55, 3:40, 5, 6:45, 8:05, 9:45 THE MUPPETS (PG) Noon, 3:45 SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS (PG-13) 12:10, 12:45, 3:25, 3:50, 6:25, 6:55, 9:30, 9:55


Tom Cruise stars in “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol.�

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN — PART 1 (PG-13) 9 WAR HORSE (PG-13) 12:35, 3:50, 6:40, 7:55, 9:50 WE BOUGHT A ZOO (PG) 12:20, 1:40, 3:20, 4:40, 6:15, 7:40, 9:10

McMenamins Old St. Francis School


TATTOO (R) 3:10, 6:30, 9:30 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE — GHOST PROTOCOL (PG-13) 3:50, 6:40, 9:25 SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS (PG-13) 4:10, 7, 9:45


MADRAS Madras Cinema 5

Pine Theater

1101 S.W. U.S. Highway 97, Madras, 541-475-3505

214 N. Main St., Prineville, 541-416-1014


700 N.W. Bond St., Bend, 541-330-8562

SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS (UPSTAIRS — PG-13) 4:10, 7:20 WE BOUGHT A ZOO (PG) 4, 7 Pine Theater’s upstairs screening room has limited accessibility.

2nd St. Theater

IN TIME (PG-13) 9 MONEYBALL (PG-13) 6 PUSS IN BOOTS (PG) 3 After 7 p.m., shows are 21 and older only. Younger than 21 may attend screenings before 7 p.m. if accompanied by a legal guardian.

REDMOND Redmond Cinemas 1535 S.W. Odem Medo Road, Redmond, 541-548-8777

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED (G) 11:15 a.m., 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, 9:15 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE — GHOST PROTOCOL (PG-13) 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS (PG-13) 12:45, 3:30, 6:15, 9 WAR HORSE (PG-13) 11:15 a.m., 2:30, 5:45, 9

Upcoming Events December 2011 Join us New Year’s Eve at 8pm Just $8 at the door

Chloe Chloe is a sweet 2 year old cat that arrived to us after she came in as a stray and was never reclaimed. She then had 6 kittens and they were all then raised in one of wonderful foster homes. She is now back and ready to find her forever home. She is a sweet cat that loves attention. She was introduced to cats, dogs, and kids and seems to fine with them all. If Chloe sounds like the cat for you, come down and meet her today!

B.I.G - Bend’s newest and funniest Improv Group on selected dates 2nd St. Theater EXPLODES in January 2012 with

The Who’s


A Rock Opera January 13th - 28th



February/March 2012

A new play by Cricket Daniel, Gina Galdi and Guest AUDITIONS DEC. 18 & 19

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›› “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmasâ€? (2000) Jim Carrey. ’ Ă… News Grey’s Anatomy ’ ‘14’ Ă… Dateline NBC Animal stories. ‘PG’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation The Good Wife Net Worth ’ ‘14’ CSI: Miami On the Hook ’ ‘14’ The Grinch ›› “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmasâ€? (2000) Jim Carrey. ’ Ă…

KATU News (11:35) Cars.TV News Love-Raymond News Cold Case ‘PG’ KEZI 9 News The Insider ‘PG’ The Simpsons Cleveland Show Family Guy ‘14’ American Dad News Two/Half Men Big Bang Big Bang Make ’em Laugh Masterpiece Classic Downton Abbey ’ ‘PG’ Ă… Great Performances The Little Mermaid Sports Sunday Ă… Paid Program Dateline NBC Animal stories. ‘PG’ News Chris Matthews ››› “Lassieâ€? (1994, Drama) Thomas Guiry, Helen Slater. Ă… King of Queens ’Til Death ‘PG’ Meet, Browns Meet, Browns Oregon Field Guide ‘G’ Ă… Oregon Story ‘G’ (DVS) The Music Instinct: Science and Song ’ ‘PG’ Ă…



Criminal Minds P911 ‘14’ Ă… Criminal Minds ’ ‘14’ Ă… Criminal Minds Outfoxed ’ ‘14’ Criminal Minds 100 ’ ‘14’ Ă… Criminal Minds Public Enemy ‘14’ Criminal Minds Hopeless ’ ‘14’ 130 28 18 32 Criminal Minds ’ ‘PG’ Ă… ››› “El Doradoâ€? (1967, Western) John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan. A gunfighter and a drunken sheriff ››› “Rio Bravoâ€? (1959, Western) John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson. Sheriff and deputies try to hold rancher’s ››› “El Doradoâ€? (1967) John Wayne, 102 40 39 face an evil land baron. Ă… brother in jail. Ă… Robert Mitchum. Ă… 68 50 26 38 Call of Wildman Call of Wildman Call of Wildman Call of Wildman Call of Wildman Call of Wildman Call of Wildman Call of Wildman Call of Wildman Call of Wildman Call of Wildman Call of Wildman Call of Wildman Call of Wildman The Real Housewives of Atlanta The Real Housewives of Atlanta The Real Housewives of Atlanta The Real Housewives of Atlanta The Real Housewives of Atlanta The Real Housewives of Atlanta The Real Housewives of Atlanta 137 44 (7:25) ›› “Fireproofâ€? (2008, Drama) Kirk Cameron, Erin Bethea. ’ Ă… (10:05) ›› “Facing the Giantsâ€? (2006) Alex Kendrick. ’ Ă… 190 32 42 53 (4:50) ›› “Unlikely Angelâ€? (1996, Drama) Dolly Parton, Brian Kerwin. ’ ‘G’ The Facebook Obsession Big Mac: Inside McDonald’s American Greed Raffaello Follieri CNBC Titans Steve Jobs Hair Removal Paid Program 51 36 40 52 Walt: The Man Behind the Myth Piers Morgan Tonight A Piers Morgan Christmas CNN On The Frontlines Piers Morgan Tonight Piers Morgan Tonight A Piers Morgan Christmas 52 38 35 48 Piers Morgan Tonight (5:55) ›› “Just Friendsâ€? (2005) Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart. Ă… (7:57) ››› “Bad Santaâ€? (2003) Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox. Ă… (9:59) ›› “Zack and Miri Make a Pornoâ€? (2008) Seth Rogen. Ă… 135 53 135 47 (3:53) › “Vegas Vacationâ€? Ă… (4:30) City Club of Central Oregon Talk of the Town Local issues. Desert Cooking Oregon Joy of Fishing Journal Get Outdoors Visions of NW The Yoga Show The Yoga Show Talk of the Town Local issues. 11 Yale University: William Buckley Legacy Q&A British Road to the White House Washington This Week 58 20 12 11 Q & A Kick Buttowski Fish Hooks ‘G’ Shake It Up! ‘G’ Jessie ‘G’ Ă… A.N.T. Farm ‘G’ So Random! ‘G’ ››› “Charlie and the Chocolate Factoryâ€? (2005) Johnny Depp. ’ Jessie ‘G’ Ă… A.N.T. Farm ‘G’ 87 43 14 39 “Good Luck Charlieâ€? MythBusters ’ ‘PG’ Ă… MythBusters Flying Guillotine ‘PG’ MythBusters ’ ‘PG’ Ă… MythBusters ’ ‘PG’ Ă… MythBusters Dodge a Bullet ‘PG’ MythBusters ’ ‘PG’ Ă… 156 21 16 37 MythBusters ’ ‘PG’ Ă… (4:00) ›› “Evan Almightyâ€? Scouted Amy & Jillian ‘14’ ›› “Serendipityâ€? (2001) John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale. Keeping Up With the Kardashians Kourtney & Kim Take New York After Lately ‘14’ Chelsea Lately 136 25 NBA Basketball Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) ‘14’ Ă… SportsCenter ‘14’ Ă… 21 23 22 23 NBA Basketball Orlando Magic at Oklahoma City Thunder (N) (Live) College Basketball Diamond Head Classic, Final: Teams TBA From Honolulu. (N) (Live) NBA Basketball Orlando Magic at Oklahoma City Thunder (N) Ă… NBA Basketball: Bulls at Lakers 22 24 21 24 College Basketball Friday Night Lights ‘14’ Friday Night Lights ‘14’ Friday Night Lights ‘14’ Ringside Ă… 23 25 123 25 Friday Night Lights ‘14’ ESPNEWS (N) ESPNEWS (N) ESPNEWS (N) ESPNEWS (N) ESPNEWS (N) SportsCenter (N) (Live) ‘14’ Ă… My Wish SportsCenter Year in Review SportsNation My Wish 24 63 124 203 ESPNEWS (N) ››› “The Polar Expressâ€? (2004, Fantasy) Voices of Tom Hanks. ›› “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacationâ€? (1989, Comedy) 67 29 19 41 Santa Clause 3 ›› “Home Alone 2: Lost in New Yorkâ€? (1992, Comedy) Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci. Fox News Sunday Geraldo at Large (N) ‘PG’ Ă… Huckabee Stossel Geraldo at Large ’ ‘PG’ Ă… Fox News Sunday 54 61 36 50 Huckabee (N) Diners, Drive Food Attack The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs Cupcake Wars Surf’s Up! Iron Chef America (N) Iron Chef America Chopped ‘G’ 177 62 98 44 Cupcake Wars ›› “Alvin and the Chipmunksâ€? (2007) Jason Lee, David Cross. ››› “Kung Fu Pandaâ€? (2008, Comedy) Voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie. ››› “Kung Fu Pandaâ€? (2008, Comedy) Voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie. 131 Hunters Int’l House Hunters House Hunters Hunters Int’l Hollywood at Home ‘G’ Ă… Motor Homes House Hunters House Hunters Hunters Int’l House Hunters Hunters Int’l 176 49 33 43 House Hunters Hunters Int’l Real Deal ‘PG’ Restoration Restoration Pawn Stars ‘PG’ Pawn Stars ‘PG’ Pawn Stars ‘PG’ Pawn Stars ‘PG’ American Pickers ‘PG’ Ă… Restoration Pawn Stars ‘PG’ American Eats ‘PG’ Ă… 155 42 41 36 Real Deal ‘PG’ ›› “Nothing Like the Holidaysâ€? (2008) John Leguizamo. Ă… “12 Men of Christmasâ€? (2009) Kristin Chenoweth. ‘PG’ Ă… “Dear Santaâ€? (2011, Drama) Amy Acker, Brooklynn Proulx. Ă… 138 39 20 31 (4:00) “A Nanny for Christmasâ€? Sex Slaves: UK Sex trade in Europe has ties to UK. Ă… Sex Slaves in America Sex Slaves: Oakland Sex Slaves: Motor City Caught on Camera Up in the Air 56 59 128 51 Caught on Camera (N) Teen Mom 2 Best Laid Plans ‘PG’ Teen Mom 2 Curveball ’ ‘PG’ Teen Mom 2 Intensive Care ‘PG’ ›› “Legally Blondeâ€? (2001) Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson. ’ Teen Mom 2 Intensive Care ‘PG’ 192 22 38 57 True Life ’ iCarly ‘G’ Ă… SpongeBob That ’70s Show That ’70s Show George Lopez George Lopez The Nanny ‘PG’ Hates Chris Friends ’ ‘PG’ Friends ’ ‘PG’ 82 46 24 40 “Merry Christmas, Drake & Joshâ€? (2008) Drake Bell. ’ ‘Y7’ Ă… The Oprah Winfrey Show ’ ‘PG’ The Oprah Winfrey Show ’ ‘PG’ Undercover Boss ’ ‘PG’ Ă… Saved A Vietnam vet. ’ ‘PG’ Saved ’ ‘PG’ Undercover Boss ’ ‘PG’ Ă… 161 103 31 103 The Oprah Winfrey Show ’ ‘PG’ UFC Countdown 141 Tennis Champions Series: Las Vegas World Poker Tour: Season 9 Barclays Premier League Review Paid Program Paid Program 20 45 28* 26 Sonic Generations of Skate Ways to Die (6:08) 1,000 Ways to Die ’ ‘14’ Ways to Die Ways to Die Ways to Die (8:45) 1,000 Ways to Die ’ ‘14’ Ways to Die Ways to Die (10:43) 1,000 Ways to Die ’ ‘14’ Ways to Die 132 31 34 46 Ways to Die Face Off An original horror villain. Face Off Switched and Hitched Face Off Dancing Dead Face Off Family Plot Face Off Twisted Tales Merlin The Eye of the Phoenix ’ 133 35 133 45 Face Off Out of this World Joel Osteen Kerry Shook BelieverVoice Creflo Dollar The Nativity The Perfect Gift King of Kings 205 60 130 ›››› “A Christmas Storyâ€? (1983) Peter Billingsley. Ă… (DVS) ›› “Shrek the Thirdâ€? (2007) Voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy. ›› “Shrek the Thirdâ€? (2007) Voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy. 16 27 11 28 (4:00) “A Christmas Storyâ€? (1983) ›››› “Going My Wayâ€? (1944, Musical) Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald. A new (7:15) ››› “Make Way for Tomorrowâ€? (1937) Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi. ›››› “Duck Soupâ€? (1933) Groucho (10:15) ››› “The Milky Wayâ€? (1936) Harold Lloyd, Adolphe Menjou. Fight 101 44 101 29 priest breathes new life into a debt-ridden parish. Ă… Elderly parents find that their children don’t want them. Marx, Harpo Marx. Ă… manager grooms milkman said to have KO’d champ. Cake Boss ‘PG’ TBA To Be Announced Cake Boss: Next Great Baker ’ Cake Boss: Next Great Baker ’ Cake Boss: Next Great Baker ’ Cake Boss: Next Great Baker ’ 178 34 32 34 This is Justin Bieber ‘PG’ Ă… (6:15) ››› “Forrest Gumpâ€? (1994, Drama) Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise. Ă… Leverage (N) ‘PG’ Ă… ›› “Journey to the Center of the Earthâ€? (2008) Brendan Fraser. 17 26 15 27 (4:00) “War of the Worldsâ€? (2005) Wrld, Gumball Wrld, Gumball ››› “Shrekâ€? (2001) Voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy. Wrld, Gumball Looney Tunes Robot Chicken Aqua Teen King of the Hill Family Guy ‘14’ Family Guy ‘14’ Robot Chicken 84 Hot & Spicy Paradise ‘G’ Ă… Big Beef Paradise ‘G’ Ă… Man v. Food ‘G’ Man v. Food ‘G’ Man v. Food ‘G’ Man v. Food ‘G’ Man v. Food ‘G’ Man v. Food ‘G’ Man v. Food ‘G’ Man v. Food ‘G’ 179 51 45 42 Tailgate Paradise ‘G’ Ă… 65 47 29 35 (4:44) M*A*S*H (5:18) M*A*S*H (5:52) M*A*S*H (6:26) M*A*S*H Roseanne ‘PG’ Roseanne ‘PG’ Roseanne ‘PG’ Love-Raymond Love-Raymond Love-Raymond Love-Raymond Love-Raymond King of Queens King of Queens (5:22) ›› “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skullâ€? (2008) Ă… ››› “Elfâ€? (2003) Will Ferrell, James Caan. Ă… (9:28) ››› “Elfâ€? (2003, Comedy) Will Ferrell. Ă… “Indiana Jones-Last Crusadeâ€? 15 30 23 30 Indiana Jones ›› “The Fighting Temptationsâ€? (2003) Cuba Gooding Jr., BeyoncĂŠ Knowles. ’ ›› “Roll Bounceâ€? (2005) Bow Wow. A roller-skater prepares for a big showdown. ’ 191 48 37 54 ›› “Shall We Dance?â€? (2004) Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez. ’ PREMIUM CABLE CHANNELS

(6:10) ››› “Field of Dreamsâ€? 1989 Kevin Costner. ’ ‘PG’ Ă… The Take ’ ‘MA’ Ă… (8:50) ›› “Hulkâ€? 2003, Fantasy Eric Bana. ’ ‘PG-13’ Ă… (11:10) ›› “Weird Scienceâ€? ’ ENCR 106 401 306 401 (4:20) “That Thing You Do!â€? 1996 ››› “Home Aloneâ€? 1990, Comedy Macaulay Culkin. ‘PG’ Ă… ››› “Home Aloneâ€? 1990, Comedy Macaulay Culkin. ‘PG’ Ă… ››› “Home Aloneâ€? 1990 ‘PG’ FMC 104 204 104 120 ››› “Home Aloneâ€? 1990, Comedy Macaulay Culkin. ‘PG’ Ă… Dirt Demons Dirt Demons Bubba’s World Bubba’s World Bubba’s World Bubba’s World Bubba’s World Bubba’s World Bubba’s World Bubba’s World Bubba’s World Bubba’s World Bubba’s World Bubba’s World FUEL 34 Top 10 Golf Central Best of Britain Top 10 Top 10 Golf Videos 2011 Challenge Tour Review (N) GOLF 28 301 27 301 2011 U.S. Open Golf Championship Final Round From Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. “A Dog Named Christmasâ€? (2009) Bruce Greenwood. ‘G’ Ă… ›› “The Ultimate Giftâ€? (2006) Drew Fuller, James Garner. Ă… ›› “A Season for Miraclesâ€? (1999, Drama) Carla Gugino. ‘G’ Ă… HALL 66 33 175 33 (4:00) “The Christmas Pageantâ€? “Harry Potter››› “Inceptionâ€? 2010, Science Fiction Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page. A ›› “Dinner for Schmucksâ€? 2010, Comedy Steve Carell. Comic misadventures ›› “Due Dateâ€? 2010, Comedy Robert Downey Jr., Zach (11:40) ›› HBO 425 501 425 501 Deathly Hall.â€? thief enters people’s dreams and steals their secrets. ’ ‘PG-13’ Ă… follow a man’s encounter with a buffoon. ’ ‘PG-13’ Ă… Galifianakis. ’ ‘R’ Ă… “Predatorsâ€? ‘R’ Malcolm, Middle (5:45) ››› “House Partyâ€? 1990, Musical Comedy Kid ’N Play, Full Force. ‘R’ Todd Margaret Todd Margaret ››› “House Partyâ€? 1990, Musical Comedy Kid ’N Play. ‘R’ ›› “Johnson Family Vacationâ€? IFC 105 105 (4:30) ››› “Wall Streetâ€? 1987, Drama Michael Douglas, (6:35) › “Little Fockersâ€? 2010, Comedy Robert De Niro, (8:15) ››› “Megamindâ€? 2010 Voices of Will Ferrell. Animated. A supervillain ›› “The Lost World: Jurassic Parkâ€? 1997 Jeff Goldblum. An expedition returns MAX 400 508 508 Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen. ’ ‘R’ Ă… Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson. ’ ‘PG-13’ Ă… has no purpose after he defeats his nemesis. ‘PG’ Ă… to monitor dinosaurs’ progress. ’ ‘PG-13’ Ă… Brain Games Watch This! ‘G’ Brain Games Pay Attention! ‘G’ Brain Games Remember This! ‘G’ Brain Games Watch This! ‘G’ Brain Games Pay Attention! ‘G’ Brain Games Remember This! ‘G’ Birth of Jesus ‘G’ NGC 157 157 Planet Sheen SpongeBob SpongeBob Odd Parents Odd Parents SpongeBob SpongeBob Fanboy-Chum Fanboy-Chum Invader ZIM ’ Invader ZIM ’ NTOON 89 115 189 115 Power Rangers T.U.F.F. Puppy Planet Sheen Realtree Rdtrps Truth Hunting Bushman Show Hunt Masters Legends of Fall Fear No Evil Hunt Adventure Realtree Rdtrps The Crush Wildgame Ntn Ult. Adventures The Season OUTD 37 307 43 307 Hunt Adventure Wildgame Ntn ›› “I Am Number Fourâ€? 2011, Action Alex Pettyfer. iTV. An alien teenager Dexter Catching the Doomsday Kill- Homeland Marine One Saul investigates Carrie’s theories. ›› “The Mechanicâ€? 2011 Jason Statham. An elite hit-man (11:05) ›› “Fasterâ€? 2010, Action SHO 500 500 must evade those sent to kill him. ’ ‘PG-13’ Ă… ers. ’ ‘MA’ Ă… teaches his deadly trade to an apprentice. Dwayne Johnson. iTV. ‘R’ ’ ‘MA’ Ă… SPEED 35 303 125 303 My Ride Rules My Ride Rules My Ride Rules My Ride Rules My Ride Rules My Ride Rules My Ride Rules My Ride Rules My Ride Rules My Ride Rules My Ride Rules My Ride Rules My Ride Rules My Ride Rules (6:05) ›› “Soul Surferâ€? 2011 AnnaSophia Robb. ’ ‘PG’ Ă… ›› “The Karate Kidâ€? 2010, Drama Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan. ’ ‘PG’ Ă… (10:25) › “Grown Upsâ€? 2010 Adam Sandler. Ă… STARZ 300 408 300 408 (4:25) ›› “Are We There Yet?â€? (4:15) ›› “Comeback Seasonâ€? 2006 ››› “Capoteâ€? 2005, Biography Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener. ›› “Casino Jackâ€? 2010, Docudrama Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper. Jack ›› “Redâ€? 2010, Action Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman. The CIA targets a TMC 525 525 Ray Liotta. ’ ‘PG-13’ Ă… Writer Truman Capote researches a family’s murder. ’ ‘R’ Abramoff amasses wealth and power before his fall. ‘R’ team of former agents for assassination. ’ ‘PG-13’ Ă… Tred Barta ›› “Rocky IVâ€? (1985, Drama) Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire. ›› “Rocky IVâ€? (1985, Drama) Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire. Game On! World of Adventure Sports ‘PG’ Adventure VS. 27 58 30 209 Bucks Tec. My Fair Wedding My Fair Wedding My Fair Wedding My Fair Wedding My Fair Wedding My Fair Wedding WE 143 41 174 118 My Fair Wedding


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Proof of a mother’s love is found in simple treasures Dear Abby: After a long battle with cancer, my beloved mother died. After we got over the initial shock of Mom’s passing, we were looking through her room. It had always been ingrained in us not to snoop through Mom’s things, so there were some feelings of guilt when we did it. On her dresser was an old jewelry box one of us had given her for Christmas years ago. It was a ratty old thing covered in white vinyl, its embossed gold paint long gone. The latch was rusty, but we finally managed to get it open. There was no jewelry inside. Instead, nestled in the threadbare red velveteen, were the treasures of a lifetime of loving. There were the hospital bracelets each of us had worn as infants, a lock of my baby hair, the first Mother’s Day card ever given to her, an old school photo of me framed in popsicle sticks, a gift card written to her by my father before we were born along with other items that probably wouldn’t be worth 50 cents to anyone else. But they were priceless to our mother. My sister and I were amazed. Our mom knew that love isn’t something you wait for or something that comes to you from elsewhere. Rather, it’s a behavior, a way of being in the world. Her personal treasures were evidence not of the love she’d received, but tokens of the love she had given. We decided to assemble a scrapbook of these treasures, to be kept for a year by each of us and then passed along to the others as a Christmas gift each holiday. Please tell your readers that in the end, all that matters is the love you give. This Christmas, while missing our mother, we will smile through our tears, remembering how her face would be alight with love on Christmas morning at the sight of us opening the gifts she’d left under the tree. And isn’t that the greatest

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011: This year a new friendship or creative opportunity allows you to enjoy your life even more. Your disciplined ways, intense caring and willingness to nurture all blend. If you are single, a major relationship could be on the horizon because of your self-expression and willingness. Don’t rush this relationship; let it follow its own pace. If you are attached, the two of you start acting like long-lost lovers. Not only are you happier, those around you are, too. TAURUS adds zip to your life. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Note a serious edge to the day, yet a surge of optimism impacts you late in the day. Others express their appreciation in a way that lets you know the wisdom of each gift and thought. You express a similar feeling of being indulged. Tonight: Relishing the good vibes. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH Underneath all the events and people, your sense of happiness mounts. You enter a period of several months where you can wish upon a star and make it happen. Your answers lie in your dreams; start using that ability to detach and create. Tonight: Make an important long-distance call. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH An emotional and deep interaction warms your day. You might be the one who responds to a challenging statement, but on the way you clear the air. Emotions flow. You have an inner sense of well-being. Tonight: Be with your special person. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHHH You might want to open doors and enjoy everyone around you. If anyone can create a party out of nothing, it is you. Loosen up and enjoy yourself, and don’t drive yourself crazy with responsibilities. Ask for help rather than isolate yourself. Tonight: Others try to share their world with you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH All the effort funneled into several special moments could leave you disappointed. Don’t over-evaluate; throw yourself into a football game or helping a loved one relax and enjoy. A child could be

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TODAY DEAR ABBY gift we could ask for? — Grateful Son in Corpus Christi, Texas Dear Grateful Son: Please accept my sympathy for the loss of your mother. She must have been a wonderful woman to have raised such a sensitive son. It’s obvious that she knew — and taught each of you — that the most important gift we can give each other isn’t one that’s tangible. The most important gift is love. DEAR ABBY: I’m a l3-yearold girl and my mom’s having a baby. No, I’m not an only child — I have two half brothers and one soon-to-be stepbrother. My mom has been let down so many times in her life by so many men. She has told me to wait to have sex until I’m married, and now this happens — and before they get married. Abby, I feel so disappointed in her. I don’t think my mom “gets� how let down by her I feel. How do I tell her? — Confused in Chicago Dear Confused: I suspect your mother already knows on some level what you’re thinking and that she didn’t set a good example. If you feel it’s necessary to vent, then tell her just the way you told me. You appear to be an intelligent young woman. So take this as an opportunity to learn from the pain you have seen her suffer from her poor choices. It will keep you from making the same mistakes you have seen her make, and it will serve you well — now and in the future. To My Christian Readers: I wish each and every one of you a joyous and meaningful Christmas. Merry Christmas, everyone. — Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Horoscope: Happy Birthday for Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011 By JACQUELINE BIGAR


unusually responsive. Tonight: Chill out and don’t push. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHHH Your imaginative streak could be the source of a slight sense of disappointment. Go off and throw yourself into the good feelings and sharing of the moment. A child or loved one fills up your day completely. Make a little time for others. Tonight: Say thank you nicely. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH Express your appreciation to a roommate or family member. You could be on overload with as much as you have done and all the intensity and sharing. If you feel you must handle a situation, go to it, but only so you can relax afterward. Tonight: Be tired. Let go. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHHH You float from one person to the next. Your sense of humor helps tense situations dissipate and allows others who might be off key to lighten up. Good news comes forward — if not today, then soon. Tonight: Accept a special invitation. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH Curb a self-indulgent streak, whether it is with feelings, enjoying Christmas dinner or maybe even keeping a secret. A gift and/or another person’s attitude tells you how valued you are. Tonight: Wear off some of that energy. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHHH Your ability to enhance and make the most of situations could be instrumental to a close-toperfect day. You laugh, and others lighten up. Sometimes, with so many expectations, there is a letdown ‌ and not for you this year. Tonight: Romance enters the scene for many. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHH You could be taken aback by the push and demand of the celebrations. You might tumble into a less-than-perfect mood, especially if you have to join a group of friends. Do what you want, and you will smile. Tonight: Good news enters the home front. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH Friends and loved ones blend to make this a close-to-perfect day. You might be taken aback by a loved one’s need to have you close. Don’t forget a sibling; you are eyeing improving a bond. Know what you want. Tonight: Have a long-overdue talk. Š 2011 by King Features Syndicate

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST: A meal of eggs, hash browns, biscuits and gravy and meat; donations accepted; 7-11 a.m.; Eagles Lodge & Club, 235 N.E. Fourth St., Prineville; 541-447-7659.

MONDAY ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS — TALES FROM THE WILD: See an actor portray an explorer while introducing live animals; $7 plus museum admission ($10 adults, $9 seniors, $6 ages 5-12), $5 for members; 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.

TUESDAY ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS — TALES FROM THE WILD: See an actor portray an explorer while introducing live animals; $7 plus museum admission ($10 adults, $9 seniors, $6 ages 5-12), $5 for members; 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www. GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Bring your favorite books and find out the titles for the 2012 Good Chair, Great Book series; free; 2 p.m.; Sunriver Area Public Library, 56855 Venture Lane; 541-312-1080 or www. HISTORY PUB: Tor Hanson talks about “Whiskey Flat and Prohibition — The Happy Days of Home Brew and Moonshine in Bend’s Mill Worker Neighborhoods�; free; 6 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5174 or www.

WEDNESDAY ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS — TALES FROM THE WILD: See an actor portray an explorer while introducing live animals; $7 plus museum admission ($10 adults, $9 seniors, $6 ages 5-12), $5 for members; 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www. VEGAN POTLUCK: Bring a vegan dish with a list of its ingredients with a gift worth less than $5 for a gift exchange or 24 vegan cookies; free; 6 p.m.; The Environmental Center, 16 N.W. Kansas Ave., Bend; 541-480-3017. FRUITION: The Portland-based acoustic string musicians perform; free; 7 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5174 or www.

THURSDAY ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS — TALES FROM THE WILD: See an actor portray an explorer while introducing live animals; $7 plus museum admission ($10 adults, $9 seniors, $6 ages 5-12), $5 for members; 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www. MAGIC SHOW: Mr. Magic presents an evening of humor, interaction and magic; $5, free ages 12 and younger with an adult; 7 p.m.; Sunriver Lodge, North Pole, 17728 Abbot Drive; 800-486-8591 or www. SCOTT PEMBERTON BAND: The Portland-based rockers perform; free; 7 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5174 or www.

FRIDAY ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS — TALES FROM THE WILD: See an actor portray an explorer while introducing live animals; $7 plus museum admission ($10 adults, $9 seniors, $6 ages 5-12), $5 for members; 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www. NATURE AND THE PERFORMING ARTS: Jim Anderson leads an evening of storytelling, with live music and

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Larry and His Flask will perform at the New Year’s Eve party at The Old Stone in Bend. poetry; $20 or $15 nature center members in advance, $25 at the door; 7-9 p.m.; Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Road; 541-593-4394. “LIKE THERE’S NO TOMORROW�: A screening of the Warren Miller film about skiing and snowboarding on peaks from India to New Hampshire; $10; 7:30 p.m.; Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Drive; 800486-8591 or www.sunriver-resort. com/traditions. DJ RASCUE: The California-based hip-hop act performs, with Emcee Belief; free; 9:30 p.m.; Astro Lounge, 939 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-388-0116.

SATURDAY ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS — TALES FROM THE WILD: See an actor portray an explorer while introducing live animals; $7 plus museum admission ($10 adults, $9 seniors, $6 ages 5-12), $5 for members; 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www. TOUR DU CHOCOLATE: Ski a six- or three-mile loop, with chocolatethemed aid stations; registration required; proceeds benefit trail grooming at the park; $10 or $20 per car; noon-2 p.m.; Virginia Meissner Sno-park, Milepost 14 Southwest Century Drive, Bend; 541-350-3790 or “MURDER ON THE MENU�: Buckboard Mysteries presents an interactive murder mystery dinner theater event; reservations recommended; $70; 6 p.m.; Deschutes Brewery Mountain Room, 901 S.W. Simpson Ave., Bend; 541-350-0018 or www. ROCKIN’ NEW YEAR’S EVE: Featuring cardboard instruments, singing and more; reservations requested; $70; 6:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Fort Funnigan, 17600 Center Drive, Sunriver; 800-4868591 or www.sunriver-resort. com/traditions. “FRESH START� NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY: Featuring performances by R/D, Weird Science, G.A.M.M.A. and more; $10 before 9 p.m., $15 after; 7 p.m.-4 a.m.; Midtown complex, The Annex, Midtown Ballroom and Domino Room, 51 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; www.slipmatscience. com. NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY: Featuring performances by Larry and His Flask, Willy Tea Taylor and more; $8 plus fees in advance, $12 at the door; 7 p.m.; The Old Stone, 157 N.W. Franklin Ave., Bend; www. IMPROV SHOW: Improv comedy in the style of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?�; $8; 8-10 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-728-1237 or www. NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH: Featuring a performance by The Show, refreshments and more; proceeds benefit the Heart of Oregon Corps; $35; 8 p.m.; Century Center, 70 S.W. Century Drive, Bend; www. ONE-STOP ALE TRAIL TOUR: Taste samples of local beers and rate them; proceeds benefit The Shepherd’s House and Bethlehem Inn; $30; 8-10 p.m.; Old Mill Brew Werks, 384 S.W. Upper Terrace Drive, Bend; 541-633-7670. NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY: Featuring a performance by the Out of the Blue Band, with refreshments; $60; 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Pronghorn Resort, 65600 Pronghorn Club Drive, Bend; 541-693-5300. NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY: Featuring a performance by Bobby Lindstrom; free; 8:30 p.m.-midnight; Niblick and Greene’s, 7535 Falcon Crest Drive

#100, Redmond; 541-548-4220. NEW YEAR’S EVE BONFIRE ON THE SNOW: Wanderlust Tours leads a short snowshoe hike to a bonfire and hand-carved snow amphitheater in the forest; a naturalist shares facts about the forest, animals and the night sky; reservations required; trips depart from Sunriver and Bend; $85; 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; 541-3898359 or NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION: Featuring a performance by the Mosley Wotta and the Eric Tollefson Band; free, $10 for Mosley Wotta; 9 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5174 or www. NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERT: Featuring performances by Subliminal and Broken Down Guitars; $5 suggested donation; 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; M&J Tavern, 102 N.W. Greenwood, Bend; 541408-2599 or www.reverbnation. com/subliminaltribute. NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERT: Featuring a performance by The Pitchfork Revolution; $10; 9 p.m.; The Horned Hand, 507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend. NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERT: Featuring performances by Empty Space Orchestra, Oh Sugoi! and Your Birthday; $5 plus fees in advance, $7 at the door; 9 p.m.; Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, 24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-388-8331 or www.

SUNDAY Jan. 1 POLAR BEAR PLUNGE: Take an icy plunge into the Lodge Village’s outdoor pool; hot chocolate served; free; 10 a.m.; Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Drive; 800-4868591 or www.sunriver-resort. com/traditions. TERRIBLE BUTTONS: The Washington-based folk band performs; $2-$5; 8 p.m.; The Horned Hand, 507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend; www.reverbnation. com/venue/thehornedhand.


TUESDAY Jan. 3 GREEN TEAM MOVIE NIGHT: Featuring a screening of “Whaledreamers,� which explores the connection between whales

and humanity; free; 6:30-8:15 p.m.; First Presbyterian Church, 230 N.E. Ninth St., Bend; 541-815-6504. MATSIKO WORLD ORPHANS’ CHOIR: The choir of orphaned children from Peru and Liberia performs; free; 7 p.m.; First Presbyterian Church, 230 N.E. Ninth St., Bend; 541-382-4401 or

WEDNESDAY Jan. 4 “THE METROPOLITAN OPERA, RODELINDA�: Starring Renee Fleming, Stephanie Blythe, Andreas Scholl, Iestyn Davies, Kobie van Rensburg and Shenyang in an encore presentation of Handel’s masterpiece; opera performance transmitted in high definition; $18; 6:30 p.m.; Regal Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, 680 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; 541-382-6347.

THURSDAY Jan. 5 CLASSICAL FORM TO ROMANTIC INTENTIONS: Michael Gesme talks about how Beethoven took a simple idea and elevated it with “Pathetique Sonata�; free; 6:30 p.m.; East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road; 541-3121032 or www.deschuteslibrary. org/calendar. TONY SMILEY: The Portlandbased looping rocker performs; free; 7 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5174 or www. HOPELESS JACK & THE HANDSOME DEVIL: The Portland-based blues band performs; $2-$5; 8 p.m.; The Horned Hand, 507 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend; www.reverbnation. com/venue/thehornedhand.



A chocolatier hand-fills trays of pralines at Zaabaer. In Belgium, a praline is any chocolate shell filled with a soft fondant center

was no time for a repeat visit; I was due for a class at Zaabar, a modern chocolatier nearby that is known for its use of foreign spices like cardamom from Malabar, star anise from China and chili pepper from Texas.

Class time

Photos by Jock Fistick / New York Times News Service

Customers shop at Neuhaus, one of Belgium’s finest and oldest chocolatiers.

Brussels Continued from C1 But between the flea marketing, beer sipping and art nouveau strolling — other big draws of Brussels — there was little time for chocolate. So this fall I returned, intent on exploring three centuries of chocolate history in three days. It was an ambitious task: The city is home to two of the biggest chocolate companies in the world, Godiva and Leonidas, as well as scores of boutique chocolate-makers and haute chocolatiers.

The chocolate hierarchy To streamline my sampling strategy, I turned to Robbin Zeff Warner, a U.S. expatriate and a former professor of writing at George Washington University who has been blogging about Belgian chocolatiers since her husband’s post with NATO took them to Brussels in 2008. “You have chocolate for tourists, and chocolate for Belgians,” Warner said of the national hierarchy in which chocolate produced by manufacturers like Cote d’Or and Guylian are devoured in vast quantities, but mostly by the city’s 6 million annual visitors. Bruxellois, Warner said, prefer the artisanal makers. “The big-name big houses are great. But seeing and tasting real handmade chocolate, while buying it from the person who made the chocolate, is something special.” To prove her point, as we were leaving Wittamer, the century-old chocolatier in the center of the city that seduces both locals and tourists with its heritage recipes, Warner suggested we go to Alex & Alex, a nearby Champagne and chocolate bar. Although its chocolates, made by Frederic Blondeel, aren’t made on-site, they’re acknowledged in some circles as some of the best in the city. The bar is tucked away on one of the antiques store- and art gallery-filled streets that shoot off the Grand Sablon, Brussels’ central square. Its dark, cozy interior, along with the glass of Drappier rose and array of square bonbons before me, was a lovely respite from the trolling chocolate tourists outside. I found the herbaceous notes of Blondeel’s basil ganache too reminiscent of pesto, but the “Alex’Perience” chocolates were another story. The first velvety impression of high-quality chocolate was

followed by a flood of sweet, fruity cassis. I spent the afternoon circling the Grand Sablon, which, with no fewer than eight chocolatiers, is the city’s epicenter of chocolate. I sampled golf-ball-size truffles at Godiva and molded hamster heads at Leonidas; organic nougat from Pure and minty ganaches at Passion. At Neuhaus, I tried a dark chocolate truffle filled with buttercream and with speculoos, a spicy Belgian cookie.

Industry evolution The more I strolled, the clearer it was that the level of sophistication is evolving. The packaging and presentation at newer chocolatiers is as slick as a Place Vendome showroom, while the associated terminology — like “cru” and “domain” — is akin to what you’d hear from sommeliers. Such was the case at Pierre Marcolini’s two-story flagship. Smiling saleswomen stood over the glassed-in display of small, rectangular bonbons that looked as exquisite as jewels. Backlighted shelves on the opposite wall showcased what Marcolini is famous for: his single-origin Grand Cru chocolate bars. In 2004, Marcolini raised the bar when he started scouting the globe for the best cocoa beans. He became the only chocolatier in Brussels to work directly with plantations in countries like Venezuela and Madagascar, bringing the beans back to his ateliers for roasting and grinding. “Most people think it’s the percentage that makes a difference,” said a saleswoman, speaking of the amount of cocoa in the confections, “but it’s the origin of the cocoa bean that does. It’s a little bit like wine.” Indeed, when I bit into the Cuban cru — Marcolini claims to be the only chocolatier in the world working with cacao from Cuba — I could detect vibrant notes of dried cherries in the slightly acidic chocolate. Afterward, I climbed past the Gothic Notre-Dame du Sablon church to the Place Royale. Rush-hour trams and traffic buzzed by, and the red and black roofs of “lower town” were splayed below me. Done with chocolate for the day, I was ready to experience another national specialty: art. The Royal Museums of Fine Arts offer a trove of works from Belgian and Flemish masters. The sublimely surre-

al flying fish, skeletal corpses and falling angels of Delvaux and Rubens and the Brueghels seemed an appropriate counterpoint to the indulgence of the day. My museum outing the next morning was amusingly different. Before I put my change away at the entrance, I was presented with a cookie that had been run under a spigot of molten chocolate. I was inside the rickety 314-year-old Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate, just in time for the next demonstration, presided over by a bushy-browed man in a fluorescent-lighted kitchen with a vat of chocolate before him. Europe, I learned, was introduced to cocoa beans when Spanish explorers brought them back from what is now Mexico in the late 16th century. They reached Belgium about 100 years later. When King Leopold II colonized the African Congo in 1885, largely for the cocoa crops, the resulting genocide was a dark moment in the country’s history. It is also when Belgian chocolate started earning its formidable reputation. Outside the museum, I dodged the camera-wielding tour groups gathered before the magnificent Grand’Place, with its 15th-century Town Hall and rows of guild houses, and walked down narrow streets lined with friteries and waffle stands.

Digging deeper Soon the cavalcade of chocolatiers continued in the Galerie de la Reine. La Belgique Gourmand, Corne and the original Neuhaus were at home under the soaring glass ceilings of this graceful fin-desiecle shopping arcade. But as big business as those Belgian brands are, none are national gems the way Mary is. The 92-year-old chocolatier is a favorite of the Belgian royal family, and with its rows of caramel, marzipan, chocolate mousse, ganache and creamfilled pralines, it was easy to see why. Mary makes small batches of chocolates, so they don’t have to be stored, which is when they lose their flavor. Buzzing from the caramelized hazelnut pralines the saleswoman had offered as a sample, I found myself leaving $70 lighter, but two boxes of pralines and several chocolate bars richer. Compelled to dig deeper into the chocolate of Brussels, and the city itself, I ambled down the crooked Rue des Bouchers,

Children make chocolate treats during a birthday party at Zaabaer, a modern chocolatier known for using foreign spices.

avoiding eye contact with waiters trying to lure me into their cafes for buckets of mussels; past the big, blocky Bourse where workers in loosened ties ate sandwiches; into St.Gery, where the canals once used for transporting building materials are now filled in and home to seafood restaurants. I veered left and found the big shop windows of Ste. Catherine, an area popular with artists and fashionistas. I was on Rue Antoine Dansaert, put on the map by the radical Antwerp Six, the designers who established Belgian fashion in the 1980s. Today the neighborhood is still a bastion of cool with boutiques like Stijl, which features the likes of Ann Demeulemeester, Raf Simons and Dries Van Noten. In recent years, foreign brands have infiltrated, including our very own Marc Jacobs. Any chic shopping district worth its salt has fantastic places to eat, and I found mine in Selecto, a bistro that opened in August. Drawn by the vintage ad posters that were splashed across the smart black and white interior, I ordered cod served atop polenta, just the sustenance I needed before heading to the lesser-known neighborhood of Ixelles. The 30-minute walk across town felt like a tour of different cities. I passed comic murals and quirky second-hand shops in the gentrifying Marolles neighborhood. I gazed up at the medieval Porte de Hal, the last remains of the city walls. After crossing the wide, looping Boulevard de Waterloo, the landscape became hillier and the architecture uniform. I was in St.-Gilles, a bonanza of art nouveau. Wrought-iron balconies, turrets, oriel windows: block after block, the residential facades were unique and homogenous at the same time. On my previous trip, I had visited the neighborhood’s crown jewel, the Horta Museum, once the home of the art nouveau architect Victor Horta. There

My workshop started with the instructor dramatically pouring a bowl of melted chocolate on a marble-topped table as the seven of us international students nearly swooned from the intoxicating aroma. He quickly worked two spatulas through the puddle, keeping it in constant motion. This process, called tempering, is when crystals form, giving chocolate, when it hardens, its sheen and snap. When it had cooled to the proper working temperature of 32 degrees Celsius, he divided the still-liquid chocolate between two bowls, scraping the film left behind into neat lines. It was a valuable byproduct: cocoa butter, which is largely responsible for making Belgian chocolate superior as local chocolatiers refuse to supplement it with vegetable oils or shortening, as is done in some other countries. After the instruction came the fun. We dipped dollops of ganache into our chocolate and rolled them in crushed amaretto cookies, Brazil nuts and powdery meringue, creating imperfect, but tasty, truffles. We poured chocolate circles and studded them with cashews, pistachios, almonds, dried cranberries and raisins, producing delicacies known as mendiants. Soon we were on our way, with enough treats to satisfy a kindergarten class, or two.

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From previous page “People pay attention to what they buy, and where,” is how Ryan Stevenson characterized the local chocolate culture. A London-trained Australian transplant who moved to Brussels for its chocolate reputation, he’s acutely aware of Belgians’ devotion to all things cocoa. “This is a way of life that’s really important. It’s important to me, too.” Clearly. Stevenson is the two-time national Chocolate Master for his host country. When I visited him in his cluttered lab above St.Aulaye, the French bakery where he’s pastry chef, Stevenson was concocting creations for the coming 2011 World Chocolate Masters competition, representing Belgium. Sketches and notes were strewn about near the bins of ingredients and racks of bonbons. Life being all about timing, I got to sample what he was creating for the competition. The first was a yuzu-flavored ganache atop a pine nut praline. It was tart and nutty, with flavors and textures that melded beautifully beneath a dark chocolate couverture. The second — a milk chocolate caramel with lime and wild flower — was citrusy and woody, chewy and sweet. As it melted in my mouth, I could just taste the evolution of Belgian chocolate that was under way. And if Stevenson — and Gerbaud and Blondeel — have their way, revolution won’t be far behind.

If you go CHOCOLATIERS Prices are for a kilogram (about 2.2 pounds) of pralines unless otherwise noted. • Alex & Alex, Rue de la Paille 32; (32-2) 476-612345, 57 euros, about $73 at $1.28 to the euro. Alex’Perience boxes, containing 12 pralines each, 6.30 to 8.50 euros. • Frederic Blondeel Chocolatier, Quai aux Brix 24; (32-2) 502-21-31; 500 grams, 29.50 euros. • Godiva, Grand SablonGrote Savel 47/48; (32-2) 502-99-06; 57 euros. • Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier, Rue Ravenstein 2 D; (32-2) 51116-02; chocolatsgerbaud. be. 70 euros. • Leonidas, 41 Place du Grand Sablon; (32-2) 51314-66; 21.80 euros. • Le St.-Aulaye, Rue Jean Chapelie 4; (32-2) 34577-85; 85 euros. • Mary, Galerie de la Reine 36; (32-2) 511-39-59; 62 euros. • Neuhaus, Rue Lebeau 79; (32-2) 502-38-13; neuhaus .be.55 euros. • Passion, Grand Sablon; (32-2) 514-77-14; 56 euros. • Pure, Rue de Rollebeek 48; (32-2) 502-16-34. 44 euros. • Pierre Marcolini, Rue des Minimes 1; (32-2) 514-1206; 79 euros. • Wittamer, Place du Grand Sablon 6; (32-2) 546 11 10; 74 euros. • Zaabar, Chaussee de Charleroi 125; (32-2) 53395-80; Truffles, 7.50 euros for 125 grams.

MUSEUM • Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate, Rue de la Tete d’Or 9-11; (32-2) 514-2048; Admission, 5.50 euros.

HOTELS AND DINING • Hooy Kaye Lodge, Arduinkaai 22, Quai aux Pierres de Taille; (32-2) 218-44-40; hooykayelodge. com. An elegantly spare townhouse in downtown with three spacious rooms; rates from 95 euros, breakfast included. • Hotel Amigo, Rue de l’Amigo 1-3; (32-2) 547-4747; This Rocco Forte hotel, with contemporary, comfortable rooms, is right off the Grand’Place; doubles from 239 euros. • Selecto, Rue de Flandre 95-97; (32-2) 511-40-95, Two-course prix-fixe, 32 euros; threecourse prix fixe, 38 euros.


Disney cruise undeniably ‘magical!’ Fine. Everyone has to make a living. In general, the excursions were first-rate. You want to walk until your shins shriek, there’s that. Better than sitting in your room.

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We took a cruise with 912 children, 911 of whom were not ours. For people who don’t like other people’s kids in quantities usually encountered at theme parks, or who believe that cruise ships are floating tubs of gluttony and indolence, this must all sound like a nightmare. There was a moment when the poolside noise level was enough to make Davy Jones swim up to the surface and tell us to hold it down, but Davy Jones was actually at the party. At least everyone went quiet when the ship launched the fireworks. Yes, fireworks. One cruise line has the right to blow stuff up at night: Disney. It was a Disney cruise, and it was magical! The ship was called the Magic, too! Everything was Magical!, since every Disney’s utterance apparently must use the word “magic,” as in “have a magical day,” “have a magical vacation,” “have a magical hamburger,” and so on. The relentless cheerfulness, the stable of licensed characters and the two-handed milking of every frame of every Disney movie might make you think the ships are gaudy monstrosities in primary colors — fun for kids, but a cartoon hell for an Adult of Discernment. I’ll say this: Pity the people who feel they have to have kids to take a Disney cruise. Sure, you’d feel left out if you didn’t. But the Magic is one of the finest, most elegant ships I’ve ever been on, and from the moment you step aboard and your family’s name is announced to cheers from the crew, to the moment you shuffle off to find your luggage in the Purple Minnie section, it’s … well. You know. That word. The appeal is for families who don’t want to get lost, it seems. Disney vacations are hermetically sealed experiences. That can be a plus. When we arrived in Barcelona, fuzzy-headed and mute with jet lag, I found myself sitting in the baggage area, wondering what the devil we were supposed to do next. Strange country, don’t know the customs, where’s the port?; then I spied three people wearing enormous Mickey Mouse hands. They gently guided us to plush buses, and the minute we pulled out, the Disney welcome video played, just as it does in the United States. Same narrator. Same movie. It could have been Fort Lauderdale, really. But it wasn’t. Obviously. If that town is gaudy, Barcelona is, well, Gaudi, and the tour guide points out all the interesting architecture and historical notes. Eventually we were dropped at the cavernous boarding hall with its echoing shrieks of giddy kids and faint perfume of salt and mildew, waiting for our number to be called. This was the worst part, but we knew it would all change the moment we started up the gangplank, entered the ship and — well, you know. That word. A few hours later the ship’s whistles blew the first few notes of “When You Wish Upon a Star,” and we were off. Here are some back-of-theenvelope notes on the ship and its pleasures, if you’re considering a Disney cruise. (Shorter version: Go.)

The ship itself The Magic is 964 feet long, and it holds 2,400 passengers, and apparently 94,297 crew, 14 of which materialize instantly if your child drops her ice cream. It has a sister ship, the Wonder, and a new ship, the Dream, was launched this year that is 40 percent bigger and, presumably, 40 percent more magical. Its twin, the Fantasy, is under construction, recession be damned. The Disney experience means different things at different ages: The tots want Mickey and Goofy, the older kids like the characters but know there’s someone in the costume; the tweens and teens want their own faves from the Disney TV shows. The adults just want a drink. So the top deck has three portions: a pool for the water-wings set with a big slide cradled in an enormous Hand of Mickey. In the mid-

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dle, a pool for all with a stage and a Jumbotron-scale video screen. Near the bow — that’s the pointy part of the ship, for you landlubbers — there’s a pool for grown-ups only, as well as a civilized bar from which non-adults are banned. There are children’s clubs for each demographic, and you can leave your kid while you go ashore if you don’t want to push a stroller around Naples. Your first impression is enormity, but Disney’s skill at making everything a theater set makes almost every space feel intimate. You’re surprised how sparing they are with the characters. Aside from the statue of Mickey in the grand lobby, you can walk around most of the main deck without seeing a single character, except for the occasional piece of framed art, and more often than not it’s a drawing from a 1934 Sily Symphony. No characters in the rooms, either. Speaking of which: Comfortable beds, flat-screen TVs (with Disney movies! knock me over with a feather) and split baths, shower in one room and commode in the other. Any family that’s tried to get ready in half an hour using one bathroom will realize that this is the greatest innovation in maritime history.

The food I’ve had better on cruises; I’ve had worse. The obligatory morning buffet turns out to be exactly what you expect: mounds of industrial eggs, waffles in the shape of Mickey Mouse, and that cruise-ship specialty, a huge tray of overcooked bacon. The poolside food is the usual unspeakable fare, but it’s nice to know there’s a place that has pizza at midnight. The evening meals are fine, but anyone who’s taken a cruise longer than three days knows that you begin to tire of so much good food, course after course. The main dining rooms are the Lumiere, which the kids would call “fancy,” the Caribbean-themed Parrot Cay, and the black-and-white Animator’s Palate. Here’s the innovation: You rotate among the three, and the same wait staff follows you around. You get to know your server, and they know you. There’s more: You have the same family at your table all week long. This is brilliant. If it works. If you’re stuck with people you don’t like, I suppose it makes the meal a challenge. We got along famously with our table mates, and after a few conversations I wondered if some sort of Disney remote mind-reading technology had paired everyone up. So, you’re interested in computers, retro gaming, ’80s rock, animation and 17th-century Italian pistols? Well, how about that. We became good friends with the family, in that shipboard sense where you bond tight, bid sad farewells, vow to get together soon and never see them again.

and there’s a fellow doing an elaborate routine with bubbles and smoke. Most ships have a movie theater, but the Magic’s Buena Vista is the size of a mall theater, and it’s all 3-D. The aforementioned loud party with Davy Jones was the conclusion of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” day. It took over the entire top deck, and included an enormous Wiistyle motion-controlled game in which kids on the stage manipulated “Pirates” characters on the immense display above. Then, as noted, fireworks. That was as loud as it got. Walk by the pool at midnight the next night, and you’d see six or seven people floating in the water, watching “Wall-E.” If you know the movie, the sight of people on a cruise ship floating in chairs with enormous soft drinks, watching a movie about people on a cruise ship floating in chairs with enormous soft drinks, is a reminder that nearly everything about the company repels irony like a Scotchgard fabric sheds water.

Excursions You don’t have to leave the ship; some people just like to sit

in the sun, look over the railing, think, “Now I’ve been to Italy,” and leave it at that. If you want to get off, there is a variety of options, from a simple ride to the beach to budget-punishing all-day trips to see the sights. Disney contracts with the tour companies, so you’re always following around a guide who has a sign shaped like the head of Mickey Mouse. Hoisted over the ruins of Pompeii, such a sight is something that would have confounded the original inhabitants: What conquering people march beneath the standard of a rodent? You can, of course, walk off the ship and go where you want. No one wearing enormous white Mickey Gloves will run after you shouting, “You’re stepping outside the parameters of the manicured experience! We cannot be responsible if things are incrementally less magical!” The trip to Pompeii didn’t need a guide, really, and the tour operators had conspired with a local merchant to force everyone to tour a cameo factory. You go for ancient tragic ruins, and you’re standing in a store watching a DVD about an old man carving a shell. OK.

Spas, a gym, shuffleboard and basketball courts, yes — but you can get these on any ship. This is a chance to marinate in Disney, if you wish. The highlight was the nightly trivia and karaoke in Studio Sea, a movie-themed club that hosted events like “Who Wants to Be a Mouseketeer?” or other game-show knockoffs. Every night we tried to get chosen. Every night we were passed over — until the last, when we donned Goofy hats and took our place behind the podium to compete with three other teams. Most of the questions dealt with later Disney, and my area of expertise, such as it is, would be the earlier stuff. But they’re not going to ask a 4year-old, “Who took away the rights for Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, forcing Walt Disney to come up with a new character?” More like “Complete the word: Poc — a — han ...” We won. Prize: a plastic trophy, now sitting on my daughter’s shelf with a few gewgaws from Europe. When they get to be 11, they don’t want to have their pictures taken with Cinderella; that’s baby stuff. She rolled her eyes at the last-night mob when all the little girls came out in princess costumes, and the halls were thronged with crew members in costumes from Chip ’n’ Dale to Captain Hook. You can call it corporate branding at its finest, a carefully managed event designed to push the product, sure. Then you see a young girl with cerebral palsy in a wheelchair, wearing her own little tiara, getting a hug from Snow White, and any cynicism left after a magic-saturated week falls away. Like I said, my kid didn’t want any of that. But a picture in front of the statue of Mickey? Sure! Grin. Click. Christmas card: done.

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Holiday parties can be great. Reconnecting with friends and family, celebrating the good will of the season, pointing and laughing at Bob’s garish battery-powered Christmas sweater. In reality, of course, holiday parties are not all eggnog and elf ears. They can be the setting for all manner of festive disasters, incidents that will crush the joyous spirit of even the jolliest reveler. Of course, party disasters can be memorable. A couple of years ago, authors Abigail Stokes and Annaliese Soros were being honored at a spiffy formal dinner to mark the publication of their book, “Dinner Party Disasters: True Stories of Culinary Catastrophe” (Abrams). “A gentleman arrived, and I thought he might have been in his cups a little when he got there,” Stokes remembers. “By dinnertime, he was getting loud and was obviously drunk. So here’s this party to celebrate a book about dinner party disasters, and he suddenly stands up at the dinner table and slugs a guy. Annaliese and I looked at each other and said, ‘This is gold.’ ” So with the holidays upon us, here are some (sadly) common party predicaments, and some possible solutions.

The late start You get to the party only to find that it’s in full swing and everyone is having a great time. You, on the other hand, are starting from a dead stop. “I think it’s important to gauge the energy of the party when you walk in,” says Eric Grzymkowski, author of the just-published “A Year of Living Sinfully: A SelfServing Guide to Doing Whatever the Hell You Want” (Adams Media). “I like to always be a little late in arriving. Nobody wants to sit around with the host for an hour eating chips. So try to blend in. You might have to boost


At a holiday party, be sure to enjoy the time together and not fret about the little things.

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All is well till some miscreant decides to grope you. There’s a time and a place. But a holiday party is neither. “We had a guy (do that) at a party here,” Stokes says. “I went to the two largest men at the party and asked them to help me remove him. One on each side, and they just marched him outside. As a guest, I’d go to the hostess and tell her and ask her to do something.”

You can barely hear the Christmas carols over the sound of somebody sneezing and hacking. Yes, a guest brought his cold to the party. You can try to avoid him, but those germs are everywhere. “The kindest thing to do would be to persuade them to leave,” Stokes says. “Get a couple of boxes of Kleenex, go put your arm around them — careful not to get too close to their nose or mouth — and tell them it was kind of them to come, but they need to go home and get some rest.”

If you thought a room full of cold germs was bad, what about a room full of kids? Weaving their way through the crowd, running and laughing and shrieking, are several children. Go ahead, do the Scrooge thing. “I guess I’d — and maybe I’m not the nicest about this — I’d go over to the parents and say, ‘When is the baby sitter arriving to take the kids?’ ” Stokes says. “If they flinched, I’d tell them this was not a party for kids.”


Crime and punishment

In your revelry, you carelessly break something. A vase gets knocked over, a wine decanter gets bumped off a table, a mounted moose head crashes to the floor. If there is a child nearby, look accusingly at the little tyke and shake your head disapprovingly. Throw in a “Tsk, tsk” to seal the deal. But if you are the obvious culprit, and all eyes are on you, take your medicine. Apologize profusely. Clean up the damage. Offer to replace the priceless and now-shattered family heirloom. Make it an early night and exit. Carefully.

You see another guest swipe something — a piece of silverware or a knickknack. You could call attention to the person, but because everyone in attendance knows everyone else, you’ll just be running the party into a ditch. All for a lousy fork. “There’s really no point in making a big deal about someone stealing something like a fork or a glass,” Grzymkowski says.

your energy level; have a few drinks and catch up with everybody.”

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Shrimp puffs taste funny The food is lousy. Bad. Ineed-a-houseplant-to-spitinto wretched. Don’t worry. “There’s nothing that a discretely spilled drink can’t solve,” Grzymkowski says. “If someone spills their drink over a tray of really bad appetizers, you’re only one phone call away from pizza and hot wings.”

The motormouth Nothing says holidays like a guest who just keeps yammering about a topic that no one else wants to hear about. You know the guy. He’s convinced that Donald Trump is a brilliant statesman, or that the Twist is coming back, and it is his mission to convince the rest of us. You can change the subject — or try — but it’s futile. Best strategy: Excuse yourself and go get a drink.

Jerk-a-palooza Shortly after walking in, you realize that you dislike every single person there. Dewar’s would have to work 24/7 for a year to produce enough scotch to make these people bearable. So take advantage of a bad situation and have fun. Advises Grzymkowski: “Make a complete jackass of yourself. You walk away with a feeling that you had a good time. Might as well have some fun at their expense.” And you won’t have to worry about seeing these people at next year’s party. Your invitation will be lost in the mail. Weekly Arts & Entertainment Inside

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Santa Continued from C1 Frank Graham, who served this year at the High Desert Museum as the Victorian-era Father Christmas, estimated that only 25 percent of the children asked for a gift. “Most of them don’t even ask for stuff,” Don Senecal concurred. He appeared at the DD Ranch in Terrebonne this year. “They ask how you’re doing. They aren’t all Eartha Kitt — ‘Santa baby, bring me a Cadillac.’ ” Evers experienced a first this year: A boy gave him a Silipint silicone pint glass with cookies inside. “He thought nobody ever gives Santa a gift,” Evers said. A girl asked Evers — with no undertone of sadness — that her parents be happy. Another girl asked him to make sure her dog, cat and rabbit have the opportunity to visit the veterinarian. When he asked why, she said they aren’t sick but she wants them to remain happy and healthy. While many philanthropic requests seem tender, others veer into adult topics that imply burdens for children beyond their years. Walther, for instance, said he routinely gets asked for daddy to find a job or come home from military service or prison. Graham, who has assisted as Santa both here and previously in Portland kindergarten classes, was asked by a girl this year to please visit a neighboring boy’s house. Santa didn’t go there last year. He also recalled a boy in Portland who confided that his brother was sick all the time. He asked Santa to make his brother well. Graham replied

that the best he could do was to wish for the boy’s parents to find the right, special person to help. “It’s not a very satisfactory answer for an adult,” Graham said. “But it’s OK for a child.” In that same class, a boy from an immigrant family said, “Santa, will you please come to my house this year? You’ve never come to my house before.” “A lot of these kids,” Graham said, “they came from an ethnic background in which Santa Claus isn’t a big part of their heritage. Then they’re here and getting bombarded by Santa.” Graham talked to the teacher to arrange for a present to be delivered to the home.

Reindeer and other requests Despite some moments of pathos, the vast majority of requests to Santa remain in happy territory. Senecal has over the years volunteered in the red suit at low-income housing projects and homeless shelters like the Bethlehem Inn. He said even for children in the most desperate situations, the magic of Santa is real. “I’ve never seen children more resilient,” he said of visits to the Bethlehem Inn. “When Santa walks in the room they will laugh, they will smile.” Quirky questions abound, from cookie preferences to Santa tactics. Requests to see the reindeer — or take one home as a pet — are commonplace. “The agricultural kids always want to know what they eat and how they keep warm,” Graham said of Rudolph and company. “They want to compare with the cattle.”

Ron Henderson, who serves as Santa in the Old Mill District and at his workplace, Saxon’s Fine Jewelers, said one child was deeply concerned about his house’s lack of chimney and brought Santa a detailed drawing as a guide. “It had arrows pointing to all the places where I could get into the house,” Henderson said. Santa at times becomes a co-conspirator, working with parents who slip him a note or set up the scenario beforehand. Evers said he has dampened a 4-year-old child’s hope for a puppy and urged a 3-year-old to consistently use the potty on behalf of parents. “When the parent said, ‘Will you help potty-train my son?’ I said, ‘Absolutely, as long as he makes the switch after he gets off my lap.’ ” Faithfully doing homework remains a mainstay request for Walther. But he has helped with other interludes, even for adults. One year it was for a couple — with the woman on one knee and the man on the other, he facilitated their engagement. Another year he told a man that Santa already had a gift for him, and then presented his wife’s positive pregnancy test. Through it all, those moonlighting in the red suit say the challenges of the job — crying kids, hot suits and bizarre names they must repeat in a flash — are worth all the fun. “If I could wish a wish for people, it would be that they could be Santa for at least an hour,” Senecal said. “It’s unconditional love.”

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Long-forlorn East London is getting into competition shape By Andrea Sachs The Washington Post

To reach Olympic Park in East London, I had to battle those fierce and unforgiving competitors, Time and Chaos. The race to the venue, and the starting line of the tour, required pan-athletic skills: gymnastics (leaping off the train and landing on the platform), judo (wrestling down a cab), tennis (a verbal volley with a disoriented driver) and track and field (a mad 100-yard dash from the Mercedes-Benz dealership on the corner to the visitors center). Steps from the finish, the shuttle drove right past me, crushing any hope of victory. Come July, traveling to the Summer Olympics sites will be much less strenuous. According to the organizer’s greenprint (the Games will have an eco-bent), shuttles and trains will transport spectators to and from the events. But nine months before the Opening Ceremony on July 27, the route was a beastly jungle of cranes, construction trucks, misleading signage, concrete barriers and piles of rubble. To further confuse matters, Pudding Mill Lane, one of the closest stops to the venue, was temporarily out of commission, and my taxi driver navigated East London as if it were alien territory — which, in a way, it was. “East London was absolutely ripe for regeneration. The area was hugely, hugely deprived. It had all of the smelly industries,” said Jo Broadey, a guide with Blue Badge Tourist Guides, one of many organizations that lead tours of Olympic Park. “The Olympics will transform the area.” London, a serial host (1908, 1948), beat out Madrid, Moscow, New York and Paris for the honor of holding the global sporting event. The city will center most of the contests (swimming, basketball, cycling, hockey, etc.) and key facilities (press center and athletes’ village) in East London, a severely polluted and downtrodden area that makes Beijing smell like a rose garden. And yet — cue Bob Costas — the Dickensian story of East London mirrors the dramatic narratives of many Olympiads: Underdog overcomes adversity to triumph.

Vast and varied You’ve probably heard of East London. You might even have visited the area during past travels in the British capital. If you’ve been to the Royal Observatory Greenwich, the curry houses on Brick Lane, Canary Wharf or the O2, the concert arena, then you have wandered onto the right side of the city map. The region, like many an area defined by a compass point, is vast and varied. To clear up any misconceptions, East London is not a boundless industrial wasteland, nor is it entirely cordoned off for the Games. (Conveniently, just the industrial wasteland section is.) Olympic Park fits in a 500acre tract in the Lower Lea Valley. If you require a fixed point, look up Stratford. Or any of the four boroughs that kiss the edges and provide alternate entry points. You can, for example, hike or bike the paved Greenway from Hackney Wick, across the canal, to Olympic Park and the View Tube, an observation platform and cafe made of recycled shipping containers. (Told you the place was eco.) To understand the ongoing evolution of East London, I met up with the founder of Urban Gentry, a tour company that organizes outlier excursions such as East End: Hip Neighborhood Tour. We chose a rendezvous spot, the Shoreditch High Street London Overground stop, and shared vague descriptions of ourselves: Kevin Caruth was a tall Englishman in a trench coat; I was the American. “This is super glossy from what it was. It was quite down and dirty,” said Caruth, as we passed a graffiti-splashed brick wall en route to the main commercial district. “The East End is now one of those areas where you feel relatively safe. Nothing is too jarring.” (Quick explanation: The terms East End and East London are pretty interchangeable, though some people refer to Shoreditch/Brick

Lane/Whitechapel as the East End and the area around Olympic Park as East London.) Caruth led me into Spitalfields market, a glass-roofed complex with restaurants and shops along the periphery and artisans and their wares occupying the middle. The market is the oldest in London, opening in the 1680s, when farmers markets weren’t a trend but a necessity. In 1991, new owners took over and pushed the revered produce operation out — and into an open lot behind Olympic Park. “It’s still a hub for creative, alternative thinking,” Caruth said amid a maze of artsy vendors, “but it’s less chaotic now.” Off the main strip, we ducked onto Cheshire Street, a tranquil lane of Victorian Grade 2 (which means very significant) homes that have survived periods of brutality (Jack the Ripper) and seediness (junkies). Independent shopkeepers inhabit the lower quarters, their boutiques tucked away like secrets. “Younger people are coming here,” said Marianne Lumholdt, who runs the modern home design store Mar Mar Co. “We smile and think: ‘This is our little neighborhood. What are you doing here?’ ”

‘Unknown London’ There are countless draws to an area once snubbed by the masses but now part of their social calendars. Boundary, for one, a renovated Victorian warehouse that opened in 2008 as an inspired retreat with a rooftop garden and bar, a British pantry and guest rooms themed on different designers (Eames) and styles (Bauhaus). And the Londonewcastle Project Space, a three-year-old art venue that recently exhibited candid photos of Noel Gallagher, the irascible singer-songwriter of Oasis. And for contemporary art groupies who find beauty in tortured cow heads, there’s White Cube Hoxton Square, the legendary hatchery of the Young British Artists. “When you came here, it


made you feel like you were part of an unknown London,” Kevin said. Alas, this is no longer a lost neighborhood; it has been found. The migration moves on. Go east, young hipsters, go east. “East London has always been on the fringe, but now it’s pretty well explored,” said Andrew Merritt, who resembles a gentleman farmer from the 21st century. “You could say the Olympics is like the full stop rather than the capital letter.” Merritt, with a team of partners and volunteers, runs Farm:Shop, an experimental gardening cafe in Dalston. Before 2010, the eastern district was not an easy hop away; a visit there required some strategic routing. Housed in a former refugee shelter for Turkish women, Farm:Shop takes locavorism to the extreme. Its staff farms in the basement, the back yard, the former bedrooms and on the rooftop. “We wanted to see how much food we could grow in a shop in the middle of London,” said Merritt, who opened the business with friends in July 2010. Standing on the elevated

platform of the Hackney Wick rail station, I looked beyond a grotty lot splashed with graffiti toward a massive bowl-shaped stadium docked like an extraterrestrial spaceship. One hopes it came in peace. Defeat was short-lived. After I shared my tale of woe with a woman carrying an official clipboard, she jotted me down for the 10:30 a.m. shuttle departure. I sauntered off to the corner cafe to restore my electrolytes before the next activity. Many groups offer tours of the park, but only one, the Olympic Delivery Authority, grants visitors access inside the secured gates. The group has connections. “Well done for getting here,” said guide Joanna Head after we took our seats on the bus. “I know it was quite a task.” Head started off with an ab-





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The View Tube, an observation deck and restaurant made of recycled shipping containers, overlooks Olympic Park. Visitors bike there to lunch in the courtyard.

breviated history of London and the Olympics, evincing an extra note of enthusiasm for 2012, which also brings the Paralympics (Aug. 29 to Sept. 9) to the city where they were conceived 54 years ago. We drove in loops that provided front, back and side perspectives of the main venues, including the Zaha Hadid-designed Aquatics Centre, which swoops like Donald Trump’s hairpiece, and the 80,000-seat wedding ring, the Olympic Sta-

dium. Presiding from on high was the ArcelorMittal Orbit, the 377-foot-tall observation tower painted stop-sign red. Short of closing your lids, you can’t miss it. “The Orbit is very much here for the eyes of the world to see and to draw them to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park,” said Head, referring to the site by its post-Olympics name. “We want people to know it as well as they do the London Bridge and the London Eye.”




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NBA season finally set to tip off Inside

By Jon Krawczynski The Associated Press

St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson runs the ball against Pittsburgh on Saturday.

• Capsules on every NBA team, D3 • Sunday’s games on television, see On the Air, D2

Finally, the conversation changes. It’s time for the NBA to ditch the dollars and nonsense of the lockout for the alleys and oops in Lob City, the new nickname for the suddenly exciting Los Angeles Clippers. For months, all the talk was about lockouts, salary caps and mediation.

Now there are games that count as a new season begins Christmas Day. For all practical purposes, Clippers fans have been locked out of

competitive basketball for the better part of three decades. Now they get entertainment of the highest order — watching Blake Griffin throw down lob passes from Chris Paul. The 2011-12 season, shortened to 66 games, debuts today when five marquee games will be played from morning deep into the night. See NBA / D6

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Chris Paul, right, hopes to make the Los Angeles Clippers a player in their own city, and also in the NBA’s Western Conference.

Rams’ Jackson hits milestone PITTSBURGH — Steven Jackson’s legs keep on churning. And the St. Louis Rams keep on losing. The veteran running back — the struggling franchise’s lone offensive weapon throughout much of his career — ran for 103 yards in Saturday’s 27-0 loss to Pittsburgh to go over 1,000 on the season for the seventh straight year. It’s a remarkable feat by the Oregon State product, the silver lining in a miserable season. St. Louis (2-13) lost its sixth straight while getting shut out for the second time in 20 days even with Jackson doing everything in his power to keep the Rams competitive. “Let’s face it, the man is a warrior,” coach Steve Spagnuolo said. “That’s one of the weapons we have and we’re going to use it as much as we can, knowing we can’t run every down.” Jackson has been doing it for years on a team struggling to become relevant. A year ago the Rams went 7-9 and appeared to be on the rise. They’ll head into the season finale against San Francisco tied with Indianapolis for the league’s worst record. “It’s unfortunate that we do these things against a team that’s so impressive but come out with the loss,” Jackson said. “You play for wins and losses and unfortunately we couldn’t come out with the win.” Former University of Oregon quarterback Kellen Clemens completed just nine of 24 passes for 91 yards for the Rams while making his second straight start for the injured Sam Bradford. Clemens didn’t turn it over, but he also didn’t complete a pass over 17 yards as the league’s lowest-scoring offense failed to get the ball inside the Pittsburgh 10. Clemens was sacked three times and never got into a rhythm. “There’s a few throws that I just should have hit,” Clemens said. “You can’t leave opportunities on the field against a defense like that, and we did today.” — The Associated Press

NFL Bills 40 Broncos 14

Vikings 33 Redskins 26

Bengals 23 Cardinals 16

Panthers 48 Bucs 16

Titans 23 Jaguars 17

Ravens Browns

Raiders Chiefs

16 13

Lions 38 Chargers 10

Patriots 27 Dolphins 24

Eagles 20 Cowboys 7

Giants Jets

49ers 19 Seahawks 17

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Steelers 27 Rams 0

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“Hailey always told us to leave all our problems at the door when we came into the gym. She said volleyball’s our time to shine. Volleyball’s our thing.” — Eastern Oregon University volleyball player and Crook County graduate Kaitlyn Duncan, talking about former coach Hailey Pearce, who died in July

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Eastern Oregon volleyball players — from left, Leigh Ann McCarthy, Emily Sampson, Kaitlyn Duncan and Katie Showers — wear T-shirts bearing former coach Hailey Pearce’s initials in a practice this season. Pearce died in a car accident in July and was replaced by Crook County graduate Kaki McLean Morehead. Duncan is also from Crook County.

Tragedy to triumph • With many ties to Central Oregon, the Eastern Oregon University volleyball team overcomes the death of its coach and produces a historic season in the process By Beau Eastes The Bulletin

Receiving the news less than two weeks before the start of the volleyball season was a shock. Seeing those around her and their reactions only made it worse. But having to call several of her teammates and tell them that their head coach was dead at the age of 25, the victim of a tragic auto accident, was the hardest part of a horrible day for Eastern Oregon University senior Jessi Lea and the Mountaineer volleyball team.

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Hailey Pearce, who was just 25 years old when she passed away, was heading into her second season as the coach of the EOU volleyball team.

Lea, a former Crook County volleyball standout who graduated from the Prineville high school in 2008, had stayed the summer in La Grande, home of EOU, to work. Three of her teammates were also in town because of summer jobs and the opportunity to prepare on campus for the 2011 season. It was the afternoon of July 18, a Monday, when administrators from EOU summoned Lea and her three teammates to the school’s athletic offices. Hailey Pearce, who was about to enter her second season as volleyball coach at Eastern, had died that day in a car accident. She had been traveling in Washington on U.S. Highway 395 between Spokane and the Tri-Cities when she re-

Lions get wild-card berth; Patriots earn playoff bye The Associated Press The last time the Detroit Lions made the NFL playoffs, Barry Sanders was their star. They’re back, for the first time in 12 years, earning an NFC wild-card berth by beating San Diego 38-10, knocking the Chargers from contention Saturday.

NFL “This is an accomplishment,” coach Jim Schwartz said. “It’s a big step for our team and our organization.” The Lions gave owner William Clay Ford the game ball. See Playoffs / D4

portedly struck a slow-moving service truck from behind. According to an account of the incident by the Tri-Cities Herald, a police report stated that she was traveling the posted speed limit of 70 mph. Investigators believed Pierce did not see the truck, which was trailing a combine harvester that was traveling just 20 mph. A former standout athlete at Walla Walla High School in nearby Walla Walla, Pearce had taken the EOU job to be closer to family after spending six years playing and coaching volleyball at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Mont. “Honestly, at first I thought, ‘Is this a joke? Are they serious,’” Lea recalls. “Then it hit me it wasn’t. I started bawling. It was hard with my other teammates there. Seeing their reactions as well was devastating. “There were some coaches from other sports there,” she says, “and they just walked up to us and held us.”

A coach is needed Pearce’s death not only stunned the EOU community, it left the school with a staffing nightmare two weeks before volleyball players were scheduled to report for preseason practice. The Mountaineers didn’t have a coach. See Triumph / D6

Detroit’s Chris Houston (23) intercepts a pass intended for San Diego receiver Vincent Jackson, left, in front of teammate Chris Harris. Detroit won 38-10 to clinch a playoff spot. Rick Osentoski / The Associated Press





Today BASKETBALL 9 a.m.: NBA, Boston Celtics at New York Knicks, TNT. 11:30 a.m.: NBA, Miami Heat at Dallas Mavericks, ABC. 2 p.m.: NBA, Chicago Bulls at Los Angeles Lakers, ABC. 4:30 p.m.: Men’s college, Diamond Head Classic, thirdplace game, UTEP vs. Auburn, ESPN2. 5 p.m.: NBA, Orlando Magic at Oklahoma City Thunder, ESPN. 7 p.m.: Men’s college, Diamond Head Classic, final, Kansas State vs. Long Beach State, ESPN2. 7:30 p.m.: NBA, Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors, ESPN. GOLF 1 p.m.: ADT Skills Challenge, Day 2 (taped), NBC. FOOTBALL 5:15 p.m.: NFL, Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers, NBC.

Monday SOCCER 6:55 a.m.: English Premier League, Manchester United vs. Wigan Athletic, ESPN2. Noon: English Premier League, Fulham vs. Manchester United (taped), Root Sports. FOOTBALL 2 p.m.: College, Independence Bowl, Missouri vs. North Carolina, ESPN2. 5:30 p.m.: NFL, Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints, ESPN. HOCKEY 4:30 p.m.: NHL, Dallas Stars at St. Louis Blues, Versus network. BASKETBALL 7 p.m.: NBA, Philadelphia 76ers at Portland Trail Blazers, Blazer Channel (Bend Broadband Ch. 39).

RADIO Today BASKETBALL 9 a.m.: NBA, Boston Celtics at New York Knicks, KICE-AM 940. 11:30 a.m.: NBA, Miami Heat at Dallas Mavericks, KICE-AM 940, ABC. 7 p.m.: Men’s college, Diamond Head Classic, final, Kansas State vs. Long Beach State, KICE-AM 940.

Monday BASKETBALL 7 p.m.: NBA, Philadelphia 76ers at Portland Trail Blazers, KBND-AM 1110, KRCO-AM 690. Listings are the most accurate available. The Bulletin is not responsible for late changes made by TV or radio stations.


 B Basketball • Thunder waive Robinson: The Oklahoma City Thunder have waived guard Nate Robinson. General manager Sam Presti made the announcement Saturday. Robinson was a midseason acquisition from the Boston Celtics last season and appeared in four games for the Thunder. He averaged 3.3 points and 1.5 assists in 7.5 minutes per game. • Heat let House go: The Miami Heat have waived veteran guard Eddie House, clearing the way for rookies Terrel Harris and Mickell Gladness to make the opening-day roster. Harris and Gladness said they were not sure of their fates until arriving for practice Saturday morning. Also on the roster heading to Dallas for today’s opener: center Eddy Curry, who has appeared in only 10 games in the past three years. • Grizzlies swap Vasquez to Hornets for Pondexter: The Memphis Grizzlies have traded guard Greivis Vasquez to the New Orleans Hornets for guard/forward Quincy Pondexter in a move designed to boost. Vasquez played in 70 games and averaged 3.6 points and 2.2 assists as a rookie with Memphis last season. — From wire reports

ON DECK Tuesday Boys basketball: Redmond vs. Davis (Yakima, Wash.) at North Idaho College Tournament, TBA; Ione at Culver, 6 p.m.; Crook County at Sisters Holiday Tournament, TBA; Madras at Phoenix Tournament in Phoenix, Ariz., TBA Girls basketball: Redmond at North Idaho College Tournament, TBA; Ione at Culver, 4:30 p.m.; Mountain View at Lake Oswego Tournament, TBA; Crook County at Sisters Holiday Tournament, TBA; Trinity Lutheran at Wallowa, 9 p.m. Wednesday Boys basketball: Redmond at North Idaho College Tournament, TBA; Mountain View, Summit at Summit Holiday Tournament, TBA; Crook County, La Pine at Sisters Holiday Tournament, TBA; Madras at Pheonix Tournament in Phoenix, Ariz., TBA Girls basketball: Redmond at North Idaho College Tournament, TBA; Mountain View at Lake Oswego Tournament, TBA; Bend at Summit Holiday Tournament, TBA; West Albany vs. Summit at Summit Holiday Tournament, 7:45 p.m.; Crook County, La Pine at Sisters Holiday Tournament, TBA; Madras at Coos Bay Holiday Tournament, TBA; Trinity Lutheran vs. Pine Eagle at Wallowa, 4 p.m. Wrestling: Redmond, Mountain View at Sierra Nevada Classic in Reno, Nevada, TBA; Bend at NW Duals at Westview, TBA Thursday Boys basketball: Redmond at North Idaho College Tournament, TBA; Bend vs. North Eugene at North Eugene Tournament, 7 p.m.; Summit, Mountain View at Summit Holiday Tournament, TBA; Crook County, La Pine at Sisters Holiday Tournament, TBA; Madras at Phoenix Tournament in Phoenix, Ariz., TBA; Culver at Heppner Tournament, TBA Girls basketball: Redmond at North Idaho College Tournament, TBA; Mountain View at Lake Oswego Tournament, TBA; Bend, Summit at Summit Holiday Tournament, TBA; Crook County, La Pine at Sisters Holiday Tournament, TBA; Madras at Coos Bay Holiday Tournament, TBA; Culver at Heppner Tournament, TBA; Trinity Lutheran vs. Joseph at Wallowa, 1 p.m. Wrestling: Redmond, Mountain View at Sierra Nevada Classic in Reno, Nevada, TBA; Bend at NW Duals at Westview, TBA; Culver, Crook County at Free-Berry Classic in Pendleton, TBA Friday, Dec. 30 Boys basketball: Bend vs. Churchill at North Eugne Tournament, 5:30 p.m.; Summit, Mountain View at Summit Holiday Tournament; Culver at Heppner Tournament, TBA Girls basketball: Mountain View at Lake Oswego Tournament, TBA; Bend, Summit at Summit Holiday Tournament, TBA; Madras at Coos Bay Holiday Tournament, TBA; Culver at Heppner Tournament, TBA

FOOTBALL College Bowl Glance Subject to Change All Times PST ——— Saturday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Nevada (7-5) vs. Southern Mississippi (11-2), 5 p.m. (ESPN) ——— Monday, Dec. 26 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. North Carolina (7-5) vs. Missouri (7-5), 2 p.m. (ESPN) ——— Tuesday, Dec. 27 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Western Michigan (7-5) vs. Purdue (6-6), 1:30 p.m. (ESPN2) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina State (7-5) vs. Louisville (7-5), 5 p.m. (ESPN) ——— Wednesday, Dec. 28 Military Bowl At Washington Air Force (7-5) vs. Toledo (8-4), 1:30 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Texas (7-5) vs. California (7-5), 5 p.m. (ESPN) ——— Thursday, Dec. 29 Champs Sports Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Florida State (8-4) vs. Notre Dame (8-4), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Baylor (9-3) vs. Washington (7-5), 6 p.m. (ESPN) ——— Friday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Dallas Tulsa (8-4) vs. BYU (9-3), 9 a.m. (ESPN) Pinstripe Bowl At Bronx, N.Y. Rutgers (8-4) vs. Iowa State (6-6), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi State (6-6) vs. Wake Forest (6-6), 3:40 p.m. (ESPN)

Insight Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Oklahoma (9-3) vs. Iowa (7-5), 7 p.m. (ESPN) ——— Saturday, Dec. 31 Meinke Car Care Bowl At Houston Texas A&M (6-6) vs. Northwestern (6-6), 9 a.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Georgia Tech (8-4) vs. Utah (7-5), 11 a.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Vanderbilt (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco UCLA (6-7) vs. Illinois (6-6), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Virginia (8-4) vs. Auburn (7-5), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) ——— Monday, Jan. 2 TicketCity Bowl At Dallas Penn State (9-3) vs. Houston (12-1), 9 a.m. (ESPNU) Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Nebraska (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 10 a.m. (ESPN) Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Georgia (10-3) vs. Michigan State (10-3), 10 a.m. (ABC) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Florida (6-6) vs. Ohio State (6-6), 10 a.m. (ESPN2) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Oregon (11-2) vs. Wisconsin (11-2), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Stanford (11-1) vs. Oklahoma State (11-1), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) ——— Tuesday, Jan. 3 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Michigan (10-2) vs. Virginia Tech (11-2), 5 p.m. (ESPN) ——— Wednesday, Jan. 4 Orange Bowl At Miami West Virginia (9-3) vs. Clemson (10-3), 5 p.m. (ESPN) ——— Friday, Jan. 6 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Kansas State (10-2) vs. Arkansas (10-2), 5 p.m. (Fox) ——— Saturday, Jan. 7 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. SMU (7-5), 10 a.m. (ESPN) ——— Sunday, Jan. 8 Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State (10-2) vs. Northern Illinois (10-3), 6 p.m. (ESPN) ——— Monday, Jan. 9 BCS National Championship At New Orleans LSU (13-0) vs. Alabama (11-1), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Betting Line


NFL (Home teams in Caps) Opening Current Underdog Today 12 11.5 Bears Monday 7 7 Falcons


College Monday, Dec. 26 Independence Bowl 3.5 5.5 N. Carolina

Favorite PACKERS

Purdue NC State

Toledo Texas

Florida St Baylor

Tuesday, Dec. 27 Little Caesars Bowl 2 2.5 W. Michigan Belk Bowl 1 1 Louisville Wednesday, Dec. 28 Military Bowl 3 3 Holiday Bowl 4 3.5

Air Force California

Thursday, Dec. 29 Champ Sports Bowl 3 3 Notre Dame Alamo Bowl 9 9.5 Washington

Friday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl Byu 2.5 2 Tulsa Pinstripe Bowl Rutgers 2 2 Iowa St Music City Bowl Mississippi St 6.5 6.5 Wake Forest Insight Bowl


15.5 14 Iowa Saturday, Dec. 31 Texas Bowl Texas A&M 9.5 10 Northwestern Sun Bowl Georgia Tech 3 3 Utah Fight Hunger Bowl Illinois 3 2.5 Ucla Liberty Bowl Vanderbilt 2.5 2 Cincinnati Chick Fil-A Bowl Auburn 1 2 Virginia

Oklahoma St

Monday, Jan. 2 Ticket City Bowl 6 6 Outback Bowl 2.5 3.5 Capital One Bowl 1 2 Gator Bowl 2 2 Rose Bowl 4.5 6 Fiesta Bowl 3.5 3.5


Tuesday, Jan. 3 Sugar Bowl 1 (V) 2

Houston Georgia S. Carolina Florida Oregon


Penn St Michigan St Nebraska Ohio St Wisconsin Stanford

Virginia Tech

Wednesday, Jan. 4 Orange Bowl 2.5 3.5 West Virginia


Friday, Jan. 6 Cotton Bowl 7 8


Saturday, Jan. 7 Compass Bowl 5.5 3.5

Sunday, Jan. 8 Go Bowl Arkansas St 1 1

Kansas St


N. Illinois

Monday, Jan. 9 BCS Championship Game Lsu 1.5 PK Alabama V-Virginia Tech opened as the favorite

HOCKEY NHL NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE All Times PST ——— EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers 33 21 8 4 46 99 72 Philadelphia 34 21 9 4 46 118 99 Pittsburgh 35 20 11 4 44 114 91 New Jersey 34 19 14 1 39 95 99 N.Y. Islanders 33 11 16 6 28 77 108 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 33 23 9 1 47 119 63 Toronto 35 18 13 4 40 110 113 Ottawa 36 17 14 5 39 111 122 Buffalo 34 16 15 3 35 92 101 Montreal 36 13 16 7 33 88 101 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida 36 18 11 7 43 94 98 Winnipeg 35 16 14 5 37 96 104 Washington 33 17 14 2 36 98 101 Tampa Bay 34 14 17 3 31 90 116 Carolina 36 11 19 6 28 91 121 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 35 22 9 4 48 118 102 St. Louis 34 20 10 4 44 87 74 Detroit 34 21 12 1 43 111 78 Nashville 35 18 13 4 40 95 99 Columbus 34 9 21 4 22 85 117 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Minnesota 36 20 11 5 45 86 82 Vancouver 35 21 12 2 44 115 85 Calgary 36 17 15 4 38 90 98 Colorado 36 18 17 1 37 96 105 Edmonton 34 15 16 3 33 93 91 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 32 19 10 3 41 95 77 Dallas 34 20 13 1 41 92 96 Phoenix 35 18 14 3 39 92 92 Los Angeles 35 16 14 5 37 76 85 Anaheim 34 9 19 6 24 80 113 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games No games scheduled Monday’s Games Colorado at Minnesota, 3 p.m. Washington at Buffalo, 4 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 4 p.m. New Jersey at Carolina, 4 p.m. Dallas at St. Louis, 5 p.m. Detroit at Nashville, 5 p.m. Columbus at Chicago, 5:30 p.m. Edmonton at Vancouver, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. Anaheim at San Jose, 7:30 p.m. NHL Leaders Through Friday’s Games

——— Goal Scoring Name Team GP Marian Gaborik, NY Rangers 33 Phil Kessel, Toronto 35 James Neal, Pittsburgh 35 Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay 34 Jonathan Toews, Chicago 35 Milan Michalek, Ottawa 31 Patrick Sharp, Chicago 35 Claude Giroux, Philadelphia 30 Thomas Vanek, Buffalo 34 Scott Hartnell, Philadelphia 34 Joffrey Lupul, Toronto 35 Matt Moulson, NY Islanders 33 Kris Versteeg, Florida 35 Radim Vrbata, Phoenix 35 Logan Couture, San Jose 32 Jordan Eberle, Edmonton 34 Marian Hossa, Chicago 34 Evander Kane, Winnipeg 34 Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh 28 Brad Marchand, Boston 33 Johan Franzen, Detroit 34 Curtis Glencross, Calgary 34 Joe Pavelski, San Jose 32 Corey Perry, Anaheim 34 Tyler Seguin, Boston 32 Assists Name Team GP Henrik Sedin, Vancouver 35 Erik Karlsson, Ottawa 36 Claude Giroux, Philadelphia 30 Jason Pominville, Buffalo 34 Daniel Sedin, Vancouver 34 Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit 34 Patrick Kane, Chicago 35 Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh 28 Jason Spezza, Ottawa 36 Brian Campbell, Florida 36 Teemu Selanne, Anaheim 34 Marian Hossa, Chicago 34 Nicklas Backstrom, Washington 33 Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles 35 Joffrey Lupul, Toronto 35 P.A. Parenteau, NY Islanders 33 Joe Thornton, San Jose 32 Kimmo Timonen, Philadelphia 34 Jamie Benn, Dallas 34 Patrice Bergeron, Boston 33 Jordan Eberle, Edmonton 34 Phil Kessel, Toronto 35 Ryan Nugent-Hopkin, Edmonton 34 Mike Ribeiro, Dallas 34 Kris Versteeg, Florida 35 Shea Weber, Nashville 35 Stephen Weiss, Florida 35 Power Play Goals Name Team GP James Neal, Pittsburgh 35 Johan Franzen, Detroit 34 Corey Perry, Anaheim 34 Scott Hartnell, Philadelphia 34 Thomas Vanek, Buffalo 34 Ryan Callahan, NY Rangers 33 Jordan Eberle, Edmonton 34 Jason Garrison, Florida 36 Taylor Hall, Edmonton 26 Tomas Holmstrom, Detroit 32 Marian Hossa, Chicago 34 Daniel Sedin, Vancouver 34 Henrik Sedin, Vancouver 35 Shots Name Team GP James Neal, Pittsburgh 35 Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh 28 Patrick Sharp, Chicago 35 Phil Kessel, Toronto 35 Eric Staal, Carolina 36 Evander Kane, Winnipeg 34 Zach Parise, New Jersey 34 Alex Ovechkin, Washington 33 Rick Nash, Columbus 34 Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg 35 Marian Hossa, Chicago 34 Jarome Iginla, Calgary 36 Max Pacioretty, Montreal 33 Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay 34 Corey Perry, Anaheim 34 Plus/Minus Name Team GP Tyler Seguin, Boston 32 Brad Marchand, Boston 33 Michael Del Zotto, NY Rangers 33 Alex Steen, St Louis 34 Ian White, Detroit 30 Patrice Bergeron, Boston 33 Zdeno Chara, Boston 31 Marian Hossa, Chicago 34 Scott Hartnell, Philadelphia 34 Chris Kelly, Boston 33 Stephen Weiss, Florida 35 Patrick Sharp, Chicago 35 Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit 34 Kris Versteeg, Florida 35 Johnny Boychuk, Boston 32 Johan Franzen, Detroit 34 Goaltenders: Goals Against Record Name Team GPI MINS GA Brian Elliott, St Louis 18 1044 27 Tuukka Rask, Boston 12 686 19 Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Colo. 14 770 23 Tim Thomas, Boston 23 1304 40 Jimmy Howard, Detroit 29 1722 57 Nikolai Khabibulin, Edmonton 22 1287 43 Henrik Lundqvist, NY Rangers 25 1510 51 Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles 29 1722 61 Josh Harding, Minnesota 14 732 26 Cory Schneider, Vancouver 16 831 30 Niklas Backstrom, Minnesota 24 1344 50 Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh 28 1656 62 Antti Niemi, San Jose 25 1456 56 Kari Lehtonen, Dallas 19 1103 43 Jaroslav Halak, St Louis 17 1011 40

G 21 20 20 20 20 19 18 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 14 14 14 14 A 31 29 26 26 26 25 25 25 25 24 24 23 22 22 22 22 22 22 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 PP 10 9 8 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 S 141 133 130 129 128 127 127 126 125 123 122 118 118 118 117 +/26 25 22 22 22 21 21 21 20 20 18 17 16 16 15 15 AVG 1.55 1.66 1.79 1.84 1.99 2.00 2.03 2.13 2.13 2.17 2.23 2.25 2.31 2.34 2.37

Johan Hedberg, New Jersey Jose Theodore, Florida Roberto Luongo, Vancouver Carey Price, Montreal Al Montoya, NY Islanders

17 995 40 2.41 26 1503 61 2.44 23 1279 52 2.44 31 1884 77 2.45 17 953 39 2.46

BASKETBALL NBA NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Regular season All Times PST ——— EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 0 0 .000 — New Jersey 0 0 .000 — New York 0 0 .000 — Philadelphia 0 0 .000 — Toronto 0 0 .000 — Southeast Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 0 0 .000 — Charlotte 0 0 .000 — Miami 0 0 .000 — Orlando 0 0 .000 — Washington 0 0 .000 — Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 0 0 .000 — Cleveland 0 0 .000 — Detroit 0 0 .000 — Indiana 0 0 .000 — Milwaukee 0 0 .000 — WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Dallas 0 0 .000 — Houston 0 0 .000 — Memphis 0 0 .000 — New Orleans 0 0 .000 — San Antonio 0 0 .000 — Northwest Division W L Pct GB Denver 0 0 .000 — Minnesota 0 0 .000 — Oklahoma City 0 0 .000 — Portland 0 0 .000 — Utah 0 0 .000 — Pacific Division W L Pct GB Golden State 0 0 .000 — L.A. Clippers 0 0 .000 — L.A. Lakers 0 0 .000 — Phoenix 0 0 .000 — Sacramento 0 0 .000 — Today’s Games Boston at New York, 9 a.m. Miami at Dallas, 11:30 a.m. Chicago at L.A. Lakers, 2 p.m. Orlando at Oklahoma City, 5 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 7:30 p.m. Monday’s Games New Jersey at Washington, 4 p.m. Milwaukee at Charlotte, 4 p.m. Houston at Orlando, 4 p.m. Toronto at Cleveland, 4 p.m. Detroit at Indiana, 4 p.m. Oklahoma City at Minnesota, 5 p.m. Denver at Dallas, 5:30 p.m. Memphis at San Antonio, 5:30 p.m. New Orleans at Phoenix, 6 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Portland, 7 p.m. Chicago at Golden State, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Atlanta at New Jersey, 4:30 p.m. Boston at Miami, 5 p.m. Minnesota at Milwaukee, 5:30 p.m. Sacramento at Portland, 7 p.m. Utah at L.A. Lakers, 7:30 p.m.

College Pacific-12 Conference Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Oregon St. 0 0 .000 10 2 .833 Stanford 0 0 .000 10 2 .833 California 0 0 .000 10 3 .769 Oregon 0 0 .000 9 3 .750 Arizona 0 0 .000 9 4 .692 Washington St. 0 0 .000 8 4 .667 Colorado 0 0 .000 7 4 .636 UCLA 0 0 .000 7 5 .583 Washington 0 0 .000 6 5 .545 Southern Cal 0 0 .000 5 8 .385 Arizona St. 0 0 .000 4 8 .333 Utah 0 0 .000 3 9 .250 Friday’s Games UNLV 85, California 68 UCLA 71, Richmond 63

DEALS Transactions BASKETBALL National Basketball Association MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES—Traded G Greivis Vasquez to New Orleans for G-F Quincy Pondexter. Signed F Dante Cunningham. MIAMI HEAT—Waived G Eddie House. HOCKEY National Hockey League OTTAWA SENATORS—Reassigned F Mike Hoffman to Binghamton (AHL). COLLEGE VIRGINIA—Announced redshirt freshman basketball F James Johnson will transfer.


Defending champs rise from worst to first The Associated Press BOSTON — The Boston Bruins got off to a horrid start to their Stanley Cup championship defense, winning just three of their first 10 games and landing in last place in the Eastern Conference. After an incredible two-month surge, they’re back on top. “They deserve a lot of credit for that and they worked hard to accomplish that and I think it’s important that they enjoy the three days of the Christmas holiday they have,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said after Boston beat Florida 8-0 on Friday night for its 20th win in 23 games. It’s easy to see why the Bruins have been nearly unbeatable since losing two in a row to Montreal at the end of October. They enter the NHL’s three-day Christmas break with the most goals scored (119) and the fewest allowed (63) in the NHL. A recipe for success for any team — not just defending champs. During the Bruins’ rough stretch, the players heard complaints and some boos from the hometown fans. They sensed the disappointment and feel as if they’ve responded with a similar effort that saw them win the organization’s first title in 39 years. “We were sitting at the 15th spot in October with a lot of criticism on us so we realize that this is a game that things change quickly and oftentimes things change through hard work and that’s what I think we did the last two months,” forward Gregory Campbell

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The Boston Bruins’ Zach Hamill, right, and Daniel Paille celebrate a goal during a victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Dec. 17. The Bruins, the defending Stanley Cup champions, are currently in first place in the Eastern Conference.

said. “We worked hard, we played our game and we played consistent. It’s a tough league. Every night is a battle and every night you have to compete. Wins aren’t always going to flow as easily, or not as easily, but I think as pure as they have, but as long as we’re competing and playing our game, I think that’s our goal right now.” The big offensive night against Florida was hardly unusual for the Bruins this season. They’ve scored six or more goals nine times — eight com-

ing in their last 22 games. Quite a run for a team known for its defense under Julien. “I think it goes to show that we have probably more talent than sometimes people give us credit for,” Julien said of the team’s offensive outburst. “We play a good team game, we create our scoring chances and right now our guys are scoring some pretty nice goals.” Behind Boston’s offense is the top goalie tandem in the league. Both Tim Thomas — last season’s winner of the

Vezina and Conn Smythe trophies — and Tuukka Rask have goals against averages under 1.85, making the Bruins the NHL’s only team with two goalies allowing under two goals a game. The pair have combined for three shutouts in Boston’s past five games and held opponents to two goals or less 22 times this season. “It’s a big-time luxury. I’m not going to hide that fact. It doesn’t matter who you put in net right now, you know you’re going to get good goaltending,” Julien said. “Both guys have been at the top of their game, which allows you to put in one or the other. The other guy gets a rest and the other guy stays sharp. They’re both very supportive of that approach and they’re OK with it. That just makes us such a better team by having that situation right now. We’re extremely fortunate because most teams in this league don’t have that approach or luxury.” The players talked after Friday’s win about how they realize now what it took to recover from the rough start but they hardly seemed content with where they’re at — considering that the calendar hasn’t even turned to 2012. “We’re feeling good about ourselves. We’re confident, but we can’t, we always said it before, we can’t be satisfied,” forward Patrice Bergeron said. “Now we have a couple days to rest and make sure we get ready for the second half of the season because it’s going to get tougher.”




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LaMarcus Aldridge, center, is back as the Portland Trail Blazers try to return to the playoffs, but star Brandon Roy, right, is not after ending his career because of knee problems before the season.

A team-by-team look at the 2011-12 season Teams listed in order of last season’s order of finish:

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Last season’s finish: 61-21/lost first round to Memphis Key moves: Traded away George Hill, a young and quickly improving combo guard with Rajon Rondo potential. Rookie forward Kawhi Leonard is being counted on to make up for the Richard Jefferson disaster. Best-case scenario: The Spurs did own the West’s best record last season, and the Three Amigos — Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker — are still intact. A deep playoff run is entirely possible. Worst-case scenario: Duncan is clearly on the downside of a Hall of Fame career, and come playoff time the Spurs will be five years removed from their last title. Time isn’t an ally.

Last season’s finish: 55-27/lost West finals to Dallas Key moves: Stayed relatively pat other than re-signing three-point specialist Daequan Cook and drafting guard Reggie Jackson. Also parted ways with Nate Robinson. Best-case scenario: Championship-caliber club in the making. Two-time scoring champ Kevin Durant is a future MVP, while Russell Westbrook is closing in on top-five point guard status. Worst-case scenario: Westbrook takes a step back in his development by trying to do too much. Low-post scoring doesn’t materialize, forcing too much reliance on jumpers.

Last season’s finish: 57-25/lost West semifinals to Dallas Key moves: Gave away Lamar Odom to Dallas after the failed Chris Paul bid. Mike Brown has some long suspenders to fill with Phil Jackson out to Montana pasture. Best-case scenario: You can win a title with Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum as your starting base. The Paul deal died, but it’s obvious the front office is poised to deal for a superstar partner for Kobe. Worst-case scenario: They strike out on Dwight Howard, Gasol pouts due to trade fiasco, and Brown doesn’t form a Zen connection with Bryant.

Last season’s finish: 62-20/lost Eastern Conference finals to Miami Key moves: Unlike last year’s freeagent haul headlined by Carlos Boozer, the Bulls haven’t done much this time around other than lose bench depth in Rasual Butler and Kurt Thomas. Best-case scenario: Chicago had the NBA’s best record last season and Derrick Rose is the defending MVP. They’re talking title in the Windy City. Worst-case scenario: Other than major injuries, it’s hard to imagine finishing outside of the top four in the East.

Last season’s finish: 56-26/lost East semifinals to Miami Key moves: Added free agents Marquis Daniels and Chris Wilcox, and traded for Brandon Bass. Traded Glen Davis and lost Delonte West to Dallas. Best-case scenario: The foursome of Rajon Rondo, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen is capable of playing with anyone. Upsetting Miami or Chicago come postseason is within the realm. Worst-case scenario: GM Danny Ainge decides it’s not going to happen and begins the inevitable rebuilding process. He’s got to some nice pieces to deal. Losing Jeff Green (heart condition) is a big blow.

Last year’s finish: 58-24/lost NBA Finals to Dallas Key moves: The Super Friends added Shane Battier and underachieving Eddy Curry, plus re-signed Mario Chalmers, James Jones and Juwan Howard. Best-case scenario: No reason to think the Heat can’t make a return trip to the Finals. Maybe this time LeBron James doesn’t shrink in the spotlight. Worst-case scenario: The cart goes before the horse again and Miami’s destiny gets squashed in the East playoffs. The Bulls are the most likely hammer.



Last season’s finish: 50-32/lost first round to Oklahoma City Key moves: Re-signed Nene to patrol the middle, and traded for Corey Brewer and Rudy Fernandez (from Dallas), and Andre Miller. Free agents Kenyon Martin, J.R. Smith and Wilson Chandler are playing in China. Best-case scenario: Playoff string somehow gets extended to nine consecutive years with some serious coaching from George Karl. Worst-case scenario: Look for Karl not to finish the season if he’s fed up with the craziness and the Nuggets are floundering.

Last season’s finish: 40-42/ missed playoffs Key moves: Brought back Grant Hill, signed Shannon Brown and Sebastian Telfair, and lost Aaron Brooks to China and Vince Carter to the Mavs. Best-case scenario: Steve Nash wills this collection of role players together to sneak into the bottom of the West playoff bracket. Worst-case scenario: The Suns finally part with fan favorite Nash, trading the two-time MVP to start the inevitable retooling process.

DALLAS MAVERICKS Last season’s finish: 57-25/NBA champions Key moves: Tried to offset losses of Tyson Chandler and J.J. Barea by stealing Lamar Odom from the Lakers, and signing Vince Carter and Delonte West. Best-case scenario: A repeat is possible in a watered-down Western Conference. Brendan Haywood is no Chandler, but he should be enough most nights. The Mavericks have depth and, oh yeah, Dirk Nowitzki. Worst-case scenario: An old squad playing a condensed schedule could lead to nagging injuries and/or a tired bunch come playoff time. That spells a possible early exit against the West’s young guns.

NEW ORLEANS HORNETS Last season’s finish: 46-36/lost first round to L.A. Lakers Key moves: The Chris Paul era is over. Welcome to the Big Easy, Eric Gordon, Chris Kaman and AlFarouq Aminu. The Hornets also lost David West. Best-case scenario: The franchise can move on and start looking to the future. The NBA hopes the fans don’t turn on the team and a legitimate buyer can be found to place the Hornets on solid ground. Worst-case scenario: The losses pile up quickly and New Orleans Arena becomes a lifeless zone, prompting a new round of relocation talk.

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES Last season’s finish: 46-36/lost West semifinals to Oklahoma City Key moves: Re-signing Marc Gasol is huge for the franchise’s present and future. Losing stopper Shane Battier is a blow. Best-case scenario: Gasol and Zach Randolph continue to punish frontlines, Mike Conley continues to develop and Rudy Gay fits back into the mix. Homecourt in the first round is doable. Worst-case scenario: Chemistry issues have blown up young teams before with plenty of potential. You never really know with guys like Z-Bo.

HOUSTON ROCKETS Last season’s finish: 43-39/ missed playoffs Key moves: Yao Ming retired and Kevin McHale was hired as coach. Traded for point guard Jonny Flynn. Best-case scenario: McHale gets something big out of former No. 2 pick Hasheem Thabeet. Perhaps trading some young assets for a difference maker squeezes the Rockets into the playoffs. Worst-case scenario: It’s a rebuilding year, so the younger players load up on valuable experience as the front office plans for the lottery.

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS Last season’s finish: 48-34/lost first round to Dallas Key moves: Bum knees forced franchise stalwart Brandon Roy to retire. Greg Oden has been an injury-plagued disappointment, but was re-signed. Added free agent Jamal Crawford. Best-case scenario: LaMarcus Aldridge is an All-Star piece to build around. Count on coach Nate McMillan to steer this ship back into the playoffs. Worst-case scenario: With a number of players on last-year deals and a new GM coming aboard, a slow start could open the trade floodgates as Portland tries to shed salaries for next year.

UTAH JAZZ Last season’s finish: 39-43/ missed playoffs Key moves: Brought in two rookies — Enes Kanter and Alec Burks — drafted in the top 12 to aid GM Kevin O’Conner in the rebuilding effort. Josh Howard signed in free agency. Best-case scenario: There’s talent in Salt Lake City, especially in the frontcourt with Derrick Favors, Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson. A winning record and playoff berth would be a success. Worst-case scenario: O’Conner starts moving his overpriced vets and commits to another swim through the lottery.

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES Last season’s finish: 17-65/ missed playoffs Key moves: Run, Rickey, run. Ricky Rubio joins the point guard party, along with Mavericks ex J.J. Barea. No. 2 pick Derrick Williams is another building block for new coach Rick Adelman. Best-case scenario: Is a winning record and/or postseason trip in reach? Kevin Love and Michael Beasley round out a talented, if unproven, nucleus that should start an upward climb in the West. Worst-case scenario: If Rubio turns out to be more flash than substance, the setback for the franchise could be devastating considering how much is invested in the Spanish playmaker.

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS Last season’s finish: 36-46/ missed playoffs Key moves: Armed with cap room, the Warriors couldn’t sign a difference-making big man and settled on has-been Kwame Brown. New coach Mark Jackson and consultant Jerry West join the fold. Best-case scenario: New owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber reignite the league’s best fans. Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry light it up, with David Lee getting it done down low. Worst-case scenario: If Jackson can’t sell this outfit on playing some defense, the losses will pile up with the points.

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS Last season’s finish: 32-50/ missed playoffs Key moves: After the league shot down their Staples Centers neighbors, the NBA delivered Chris Paul to L.A.’s other team. CP3 is a game-changer. Don’t forget the Clips signed Caron Butler, re-signed DeAndre Jordan and added Chauncey Billups. Best-case scenario: Winning the Pacific isn’t as crazy as it sounds. Teaming franchise player Blake Griffin with another franchiser in Paul, and surrounding them with veteran know-how has the Clips thinking big. Worst-case scenario: The lack of practice time this season slows the jelling process, leaving the Clippers on the road in the first round.

SACRAMENTO KINGS Last season’s finish: 24-58/ missed playoffs Key moves: Prepare for the Jimmer Fredette experience. Kings also added depth via trades and free agency with Chuck Hayes, J.J. Hickson and John Salmons. Best-case scenario: A healthy Tyreke Evans, a more mature DeMarcus Cousins, plus Marcus Thornton lead a 10-game improvement, energizing the city to get a new arena built. Worst-case scenario: Lame-duck coach Paul Westphal can’t get his team to defend, which could cost him his job. Relocation to Anaheim or elsewhere follows.

INDIANA PACERS Last season’s finish: 37-45/lost first round to Chicago Key moves: Big-time upgrades to the frontcourt and backcourt with the acquisitions of two-time AllStar David West and George Hill. Best-case scenario: Another trip to the playoffs with a record creeping over .500 is on the table in Indy. The newcomers join Darren Collison, Roy Hibbert and Danny Granger on an exciting roster. Worst-case scenario: No one emerges as the team’s leader, and the Pacers remain one of those clubs without a prayer to get out of the first round.

MILWAUKEE BUCKS Last season’s finish: 35-47/ missed playoffs Key moves: The new faces include Mike Dunleavy, Stephen Jackson, Shaun Livingston, Beno Udrih and rookie Tobias Harris. Best-case scenario: Brandon Jennings and Andrew Bogut appear to have some scoring help, giving the defensive-minded Bucks much-needed punch. Worst-case scenario: Guys such as Dunleavy, Jackson, Livingston and Udrih were available for a reason. Don’t be surprised by another stroll down lottery lane.

DETROIT PISTONS Last season’s finish: 30-52/ missed playoffs Key moves: Surprised some by re-signing Tayshaun Prince. Cut ties to Rip Hamilton, another link to their glory years. Lawrence Frank takes over as coach. Best-case scenario: Young pieces such as Greg Monroe, Austin Daye, Jonas Jerebko and rookie Brandon Knight thrive under Frank. Get consistency from vets Charlie Villanueva and Ben Gordon. Worst-case scenario: Falling short of the playoffs for a third consecutive year might finally cost GM Joe Dumars his job.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS Last season’s finish: 19-63/ missed playoffs Key moves: The draft yielded the first and fourth picks in Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson. Promising forward Omri Casspi acquired from Sacramento. Baron Davis was waived under the amnesty clause. Best-case scenario: The kids are allowed to play without any unnecessary pressure or expectations. The Cavs are going to lose. Worst-case scenario: Dan Gilbert sends out another angry email asking David Stern to expand the playoffs to 15 teams in each conference.

Capsules by McClatchy-Tribune News Service

NEW YORK KNICKS Last season’s finish: 42-40/lost first round to Boston Key moves: Tyson Chandler changes the team’s entire complexion. Free agent Mike Bibby adds depth. Waived veteran Chauncey Billups. Best-case scenario: Mike D’Antoni has a defensive backbone in Chandler behind Broadway bookends Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire. The Knicks won’t win a title, but they’re going in the right direction. Worst-case scenario: Chandler is the only guy playing any defense, making the New Yorkers into a mismatched unit without an identity.

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS Last season’s finish: 41-41/lost first round to Miami Key moves: Re-signed free agents Tony Battie, Spencer Hawes and Thaddeus Young. Drafted forward Nikola Vucevic with 16th pick. Best-case scenario: The Sixers should be a lower-seeded playoff squad with the youthful energy of Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner, plus veterans Thaddeus Young and Elton Brand. Worst-case scenario: Not much separates Philly from bottom feeders in the East, so the postseason is hardly guaranteed.

NEW JERSEY NETS Last season’s finish: 24-58/ missed playoffs Key moves: Signed a pair of former Knicks in Shawne Williams and Shelden Williams. Traded forward Brandan Wright to the Mavericks, and Sasha Vujacic split for Turkey. Picked up All-Star center Mehmet Okur in a trade with Utah. Best-case scenario: Unable to lure any big-time free agents — again — coach Avery Johnson heads into another season where growth is the aim. Deron Williams and Brook Lopez should be good for 35 wins, although Lopez will be out until at least February because of a broken right foot. Worst-case scenario: Williams wants out and is gone by the trade deadline and Lopez’s foot takes longer to heal than expected, rendering the last season in New Jersey a waste.

TORONTO RAPTORS Last season’s finish: 22-60/ missed playoffs Key moves: Former Mavericks assistant Dwane Casey takes the reins as head coach. Free agency brought a bunch of bodies, but no difference makers. Best-case scenario: Getting Casey’s defensive system down would be good start for a young team. The franchise is armed with cap room, so it’s looking to the future. Worst-case scenario: The nightly beatings wear on guys such as Ed Davis and Andrea Bargnani, while the lack of practice time frustrates Casey.

ORLANDO MAGIC Last season’s finish: 52-30/lost first round to Atlanta Key moves: Keeping Dwight Howard ... for now. Brought back Jason Richardson and Earl Clark, traded for Glen Davis and waived Gilbert Arenas. Best-case scenario: Howard remains happy and the Magic contend again. Remember, they were in the Finals just three years ago. Worst-case scenario: GM Otis Smith gets tired of listening to Howard’s personnel advice and jettisons Superman to some other NBA galaxy.

ATLANTA HAWKS Last season’s finish: 44-38/lost East semifinals to Chicago Key moves: New owners added vets Tracy McGrady, Vladimir Radmanovic and Jason Collins, and lost Jamal Crawford. Best-case scenario: The versatile Hawks made it a round deep into the playoffs. Led by Josh Smith, Joe Johnson, Marvin Williams and Al Horford, a top-four seed is the goal. Worst-case scenario: Remaining a notch or two below the East’s elite, Atlanta is gone after the first round.

CHARLOTTE BOBCATS Last season’s finish: 34-48/ missed playoffs Key moves: The draft brought top10 picks Bismack Biyombo and Kemba Walker. Traded for Corey Maggette to make up for loss of Stephen Jackson. Best-case scenario: Take a step back into the playoffs after last season’s absence. It’s still a year devoted to development of their rookies. Worst-case scenario: For all the postseason hopes, another shot at lottery talent isn’t a bad deal.

WASHINGTON WIZARDS Last season’s finish: 23-59/ missed playoffs Key moves: The draft delivered Jan Vesely and Chris Singleton. Josh Howard bolted for Utah. Best-case scenario: John Wall continues to grow, adding maybe 10 wins to the ledger. Worst-case scenario: Wall begins to feel the dissatisfaction of other superstars without much help and starts wondering about life elsewhere.




NFL ROUNDUP San Francisco 49ers’ David Akers, right, kicks a 39-yard field goal late in the second half against the Seattle Seahawks, Saturday in Seattle. Akers kicked four field goals, including this 39yarder with 2 minutes, 57 seconds left. He also set a singleseason NFL record with 42 field goals made. Elaine Thompson / The Associated Press

Akers sets field goal record as 49ers knock off Seahawks • San Francisco remains in position to clinch a first-round bye in the playoffs The Associated Press SEATTLE — David Akers kicked his way into the NFL record book and sent the San Francisco 49ers to just the type of win they wanted as they start looking toward the playoffs. Akers made four field goals to give him 42 this season, most in league history, and San Francisco eliminated Seattle from postseason contention by holding off the Seahawks 19-17 on Saturday. The NFC West champions remained in position for the No. 2 playoff seed and a first-round bye thanks to Akers and an impressive secondhalf effort on defense. “I thought it was, like I said, a real good preview for what the playoffs are going to be like,” 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said. “Overcoming adversity. Nobody flinched. We had some real difficult situations, you know, some real pressure-to-perform situations, and our guys performed.” Akers took his place in NFL annals, but it was Larry Grant, Alex Smith and Michael Crabtree who made the big plays that improved San Francisco to 12-3 in Harbaugh’s first season in charge. With the Seahawks fighting to stay alive in the playoff race, San Francisco had to rally multiple times. The 49ers overcame a 17-16 deficit after Marshawn Lynch scored on a 4-yard TD run with 6:41 left and was showered with candy. The 49ers were in such a good mood that San Francisco coaches ran through the press box in the closing seconds shouting “Merry Christmas everybody,” as Smith took a knee to drain the final seconds. Akers’ 39-yard field goal with 2:57 left proved to be the game-winner — but it was Grant who was the game-clincher. As the Seahawks (7-8) tried to drive for the winning score, Grant’s tackle of quarterback Tarvaris Jackson from behind jarred the ball loose and it was recovered by Donte Whitner at the San Francisco 36 with 1:07 remaining. Filling in for injured Patrick Willis, the standout linebacker who missed his third straight game with a hamstring injury, Grant missed Jackson on his initial blitz, only to come from behind and strip the QB for the only turnover of the game. If Grant had not forced the fumble, Jackson likely would have gained enough to convert the third down and keep the Seahawks’ drive going.

“He doesn’t tuck it at all, he keeps it loose and keeps his eyes downfield,” Grant said. “Knowing he does that, when you’re coming from behind the first thought is you’ve got to rake for the ball.” San Francisco limited the Seahawks to 72 total yards in the second half, and Seattle’s only points came following a blocked punt. The 49ers could head into next week’s regular-season finale at St. Louis with the No. 2 seed locked up if Atlanta wins at New Orleans on Monday night. They still have a shot at the No. 1 seed, but would need Green Bay to lose its final two games. In other games on Saturday: Giants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Jets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Victor Cruz set two franchise receiving records, and Ahmad Bradshaw ran for two touchdowns as the Giants kept their playoff hopes alive by winning New York-area bragging rights. Cruz, who had three catches for 164 yards, broke Amani Toomer’s single-season mark for yards receiving — and the team’s record for longest touchdown reception, a 99-yarder that gave the Giants the lead for good in the second quarter. Lions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Chargers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 DETROIT — The Lions made the playoffs for the first time since 1999 as Matthew Stafford threw three touchdown passes in the first half. Detroit (10-5) has won three straight after a seven-game slump to earn a wild-card spot. According to the Chargers (7-8), they will not be in the postseason for a second straight year after making it five times in a six-season stretch. Patriots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Dolphins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady ran for two touchdowns and threw for another and New England rallied to clinch a playoff bye. The Patriots trailed 17-0 at halftime then scored on their first five possessions in the second half. The Dolphins helped when Matt Moore lost a fumble at his 38-yard line then threw an interception that Devin McCourty picked off at the Patriots 2. Raiders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Chiefs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 36-yard field goal 2:13 into overtime, eliminating

Kansas City from the playoff race and keeping Oakland’s AFC West title hopes alive. Carson Palmer threw for 237 yards and a touchdown for the Raiders (8-7). His perfectly thrown 53-yard pass to Darrius Heyward-Bey early in overtime set up Janikowski’s winning kick, allowing Oakland to avoid a second straight late-game meltdown. Kyle Orton threw for 300 yards for Kansas City. Bills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Broncos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Jairus Byrd and Spencer Johnson returned Tim Tebow interceptions for touchdowns on consecutive plays in the fourth quarter to help Buffalo snap a seven-game losing streak. Tebow finished with a career-worst four interceptions as the Broncos (8-7) fell into a tie with Oakland for first place in the AFC West. Titans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Jaguars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Matt Hasselbeck threw for 240 of his 350 yards in the first half as Tennessee tried to keep its faint playoff hopes alive. The Titans (8-7) snapped a two-game skid, and head to Houston with a chance at their first winning record since 2008. Maurice Jones-Drew, the NFL’s rushing leader, ran for 103 yards and a TD for the Jaguars (4-11). He now has a career-high 1,437 yards this season. Bengals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Cardinals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 CINCINNATI — Andy Dalton threw a pair of touchdown passes, and Cincinnati withstood yet another fourth-quarter comeback by Arizona that kept the Bengals in playoff contention. Another small crowd at Paul Brown Stadium saw the Bengals (96) secure only their third winning record in the past 21 years and stay in the running for the final AFC wild card. Dalton joined Peyton Manning (26), Charlie Conerly (22) and Dan Marino (20) as the only NFL rookies to throw 20 touchdowns. Vikings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Redskins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 LANDOVER, Md. — The Minnesota Vikings survived injuries to Adrian Peterson and Christian Ponder on back-to-back plays to end a six-game losing streak. Toby Gerhart filled in for Peterson and set up a touchdown with a 67-yard run, and Joe Webb threw for two TDs and ran for another while subbing for Ponder. Peterson’s left knee was hurt on the


Southern Miss tops Nevada in Hawaii Bowl By Jaymes Song The Associated Press

HONOLULU — Austin Davis made the plays when it counted to send Southern Mississippi coach Larry Fedora out a winner. Davis threw two touchdowns, including a 4-yarder late in the game, and No. 22 Southern Miss earned a school-record 12th victory by holding off Nevada 2417 in the Hawaii Bowl on Saturday night. “It wasn’t his best game, but he did enough to help us win this football game,” said Fedora, who is leaving after four seasons to take over at North Carolina. Davis overcame a shaky game for the Conference USA-champion Golden Eagles (12-2), and the defense in the second half managed to shut down Nevada’s potent pistol attack led by Lampford Mark. “I thought we struggled the entire game offensively. We made a few big plays at the end, but really the

defense, these guys were special and they’ve done that all year,” Davis said. “We made a play or two on offense when we needed to.” Davis was off most of the night but made it count on the game-winning drive. On third-and-goal, he scrambled right and found Kelvin Bolden for the 4yard score, capping a seven-play, 68-yard drive. He had just 59 yard passing at halftime and finished 18 of 41 for 165 yards. On the winning drive, Davis was three of four for 66 yards, including a 43-yard completion to Dominique Sullivan down the right sideline and a 19-yarder to a crossing William Spight. Sullivan had five catches for 75 yards. With Davis held in check, the Golden Eagles relied on their defense, stopping Mark on fourth-and-1 at midfield with 3:56 left. Mark had 183 yards rushing for the Wolf Pack (7-6) but was held to just 21 yards in the second half.

first offensive play of the second half. Ponder suffered a concussion. Panthers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Buccaneers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cam Newton broke Peyton Manning’s rookie record for yards passing in a season and set a franchise record with a 91-yard touchdown pass to Brandon LaFell. Newton threw for 171 yards and three touchdowns and scored on a remarkable 49-yard run up the middle in which he outraced smaller defensive backs to the end zone. DeAngelo Williams scored on runs of 8 and 22 yards, his sixth and seventh of the season, and Jonathan Stewart ran for 88 yards and caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Newton. Steelers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Rams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 PITTSBURGH — Rashard Mendenhall ran for 116 yards and a touchdown and backup quarterback Charlie Batch played efficiently in place of an injured Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers (11-4) kept their hopes of an AFC North title alive even with Roethlisberger’s sprained left ankle forcing him to watch the game from the sideline as the team’s third quarterback. St. Louis (2-13) managed just 232 yards while getting shut out for the second time this month. Steven Jackson rushed for 103 yards to top 1,000 for the seventh straight season (see related story, D1). Ravens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Browns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 BALTIMORE — Joe Flacco threw two touchdown passes, and Baltimore moved one step closer to winning the AFC North. Ray Rice ran for 87 yards and caught a TD pass for the Ravens (11-4), who led 17-0 at halftime and held on against the bumbling Browns. Baltimore completed its first unbeaten season at home (80). Josh Cribbs had a career-high 84yard punt return for Cleveland (4-11). Eagles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Cowboys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 ARLINGTON, Texas — Michael Vick threw two touchdown passes in a game that had all the intensity of a preseason dress rehearsal. This game became somewhat meaningless midway through the first quarter. A victory by the Giants eliminated the Eagles (7-8) from the playoffs and turned the Dallas-New York game next weekend into a showdown to decide the NFC East title. Dallas quarterback Tony Romo left after injuring his throwing hand on the first series.

Continued from D1 Detroit (10-5) plays at NFC North champion Green Bay next Sunday before going on the road in the wild-card round. New England, which already owns the AFC East title, grabbed a first-round bye with a 27-24 comeback victory against Miami. The Patriots (12-3) will have home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs if they beat Buffalo next week. “It’s good to clinch,” said Deion Branch, who caught a touchdown pass from Tom Brady, “but not by the way we played. It’s not the way you want to do it.” The Dolphins led 17-0 at halftime before New England stormed back. The New York Giants beat the local rival Jets 29-14 to tie Dallas at 87 atop the NFC East. The Cowboys, who lost 20-7 to Philadelphia, visit the Giants next Sunday night, with the winner taking the division, the loser going home. Dallas lost to the Giants 37-34 on Dec. 11. Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo missed most of Sunday’s game with a bruised right hand as Dallas got within seven seconds of being shut out. “We need to be as healthy as we can be next week,” coach Jason Garrett said. The Giants virtually ended the Jets’ shot at the AFC playoffs in a sloppy game. “Given everything that was at stake, and all the noise that has been coming out of Florham Park,” Giants co-owner John Mara said of the Jets’ bragging all week that they were the better team, “yeah, it means a little more.” Denver’s 40-14 loss at Buffalo dropped it into a tie atop the AFC West with Oakland, which beat Kansas City 16-13 in overtime. Still, if the Broncos (8-7) beat Kansas City in Denver next Sunday, they take the division. “Everything is still on the table,” quarterback Tim Tebow said. “We have to go and execute and play a little better. Hopefully, we can get in the tournament.” The Raiders get in if they defeat the Chargers in Oakland and the Chiefs beat the Broncos. “The man told me, ‘Hue, we’ll win it in the end.’ I believe that,” said Raiders coach Hue Jackson, reflecting on a conversation he had with Al Davis before the Raiders owner died in October. “I don’t know how it’s going to happen. I don’t care how it’s going to happen.” Baltimore and Pittsburgh remained atop the AFC North at 114, with the Ravens holding the tiebreaker after sweeping the Steelers. Baltimore beat Cleveland 20-14 and Pittsburgh blanked St. Louis 27-0. If the Ravens win at Cincinnati (9-6) next week, they take the division and the Steelers get a wild card. If the Bengals win, they not only hand the Steelers a chance to grab the AFC North, but the Bengals get the last conference wild card. “We started this quite a while ago — seems like just yesterday,” Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said after a 23-16 win over Arizona, which was eliminated from NFC wild-card contention. “But now we’re right where we want to be at the end.” Seattle (7-8) also dropped out of the NFC wild-card race with a 19-17 home loss to San Francisco (12-3), which currently is seeded second to the Packers (13-1 heading into tonight’s game with Chicago) in the NFC and owns the NFC West crown. Tennessee (8-7) has a slim hope of grabbing the final AFC wild card, but needs tons of help despite a 23-17 win over Jacksonville. If Atlanta (9-5) beats New Orleans (11-3) on Monday night, it still could take the NFC South, but would clinch at least a wild card. The Saints already are in the playoffs. Also with an outside shot at a wild card is Chicago (7-7), which must win its last two games and have the Falcons fall twice.

Nevada wide receiver Aaron Bradley (81) attempts to tackle Southern Mississippi defensive back Jacorius Cotton (28) after Cotton intercepted a Nevada pass in the first quarter of Saturday’s Hawaii Bowl in Honolulu. Eugene Tanner / The Associated Press



NFL SCOREBOARD Summaries Saturday’s Games

49ers 19, Seahawks 17 San Francisco Seattle

0 3 10 6 — 19 7 3 0 7 — 17 First Quarter Sea—Baldwin 13 pass from Jackson (Hauschka kick), 11:35. Second Quarter SF—FG Akers 53, 14:28. Sea—FG Hauschka 19, 1:30. Third Quarter SF—Gore 4 run (Akers kick), 11:01. SF—FG Akers 29, 4:04. Fourth Quarter SF—FG Akers 44, 12:37. Sea—Lynch 4 run (Hauschka kick), 6:41. SF—FG Akers 39, 2:57. A—66,697. ——— SF Sea First downs 21 14 Total Net Yards 349 267 Rushes-yards 40-178 27-126 Passing 171 141 Punt Returns 2-41 1-24 Kickoff Returns 3-86 5-107 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 14-26-0 15-28-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 2-8 3-22 Punts 3-36.0 5-45.4 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1 Penalties-Yards 6-77 6-51 Time of Possession 32:54 27:06 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—San Francisco: Gore 23-83, Hunter 12-73, Ale.Smith 5-22. Seattle: Lynch 21-107, Washington 2-9, Jackson 3-5, Forsett 1-5. PASSING—San Francisco: Ale.Smith 14-26-0179. Seattle: Jackson 15-28-0-163. RECEIVING—San Francisco: Crabtree 5-85, V.Davis 4-54, Gore 1-13, Hunter 1-11, Edwards 1-9, K.Williams 1-4, Miller 1-3. Seattle: Tate 3-16, Lynch 2-24, Forsett 2-20, Obomanu 2-20, Baldwin 2-17, Butler 2-13, Lockette 1-44, Miller 1-9. MISSED FIELD GOALS—San Francisco: Akers 52 (SH).

Eagles 20, Cowboys 7 Philadelphia Dallas

7 7 3 3 — 20 0 0 0 7 — 7 First Quarter Phi—Celek 13 pass from Vick (Henery kick), 11:30. Second Quarter Phi—Maclin 5 pass from Vick (Henery kick), :05. Third Quarter Phi—FG Henery 43, 4:30. Fourth Quarter Phi—FG Henery 51, 13:25. Dal—Austin 4 pass from McGee (Bailey kick), :07. A—84,834. ——— Phi Dal First downs 20 16 Total Net Yards 386 238 Rushes-yards 26-105 23-81 Passing 281 157 Punt Returns 2-20 4-18 Kickoff Returns 1-3 3-95 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 18-32-0 24-40-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 2-12 3-25 Punts 6-42.7 9-38.1 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties-Yards 5-47 6-47 Time of Possession 27:37 32:23 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Philadelphia: McCoy 13-35, Brown 8-33, D.Jackson 2-27, Vick 3-10. Dallas: Morris 13-29, McGee 4-28, Jones 4-24, Fiammetta 1-1, Washington 1-(minus 1). PASSING—Philadelphia: Vick 18-32-0-293. Dallas: McGee 24-38-0-182, Romo 0-2-0-0. RECEIVING—Philadelphia: D.Jackson 5-90, Maclin 5-72, Celek 2-52, Avant 2-35, Cooper 1-28, McCoy 1-10, Harbor 1-9, Hall 1-(minus 3). Dallas: Bryant 6-62, Austin 4-40, Witten 4-24, Morris 4-10, Bennett 3-28, Washington 2-13, Robinson 1-5. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

Bills 40, Broncos 14 Denver Buffalo

7 0 7 0 — 14 0 17 6 17 — 40 First Quarter Den—Tebow 1 run (Prater kick), 7:13. Second Quarter Buf—FG Rayner 28, 6:06. Buf—McKelvin 80 punt return (Rayner kick), 4:05. Buf—Spiller 4 run (Rayner kick), :19. Third Quarter Den—Fells 17 pass from Tebow (Prater kick), 11:42. Buf—FG Rayner 25, 6:19. Buf—FG Rayner 25, 2:32. Fourth Quarter Buf—FG Rayner 29, 13:26. Buf—Byrd 37 interception return (Rayner kick), 8:03. Buf—Sp. Johnson 17 interception return (Rayner kick), 7:45. A—45,112. ——— Den Buf First downs 18 14 Total Net Yards 293 351 Rushes-yards 35-133 28-160 Passing 160 191 Punt Returns 1-3 3-135 Kickoff Returns 9-165 3-101 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 4-69 Comp-Att-Int 13-30-4 15-27-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 3-25 1-5 Punts 7-43.7 4-50.3 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 7-58 8-69 Time of Possession 30:31 29:29 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Denver: McGahee 15-64, Tebow 10-34, Johnson 6-23, Ball 4-12. Buffalo: Spiller 16111, Choice 9-27, Fitzpatrick 3-22. PASSING—Denver: Tebow 13-30-4-185. Buffalo: Fitzpatrick 15-27-0-196. RECEIVING—Denver: D.Thomas 4-76, Rosario 2-46, Fells 2-22, Johnson 2-19, Willis 1-11, Green 1-9, Royal 1-2. Buffalo: St.Johnson 4-92, Nelson 341, Spiller 2-27, Hagan 2-9, Brock 1-21, B.Smith 1-8, Caussin 1-6, Choice 1-(minus 8). MISSED FIELD GOALS—Buffalo: Rayner 45 (WL), 31 (WL).

Lions 38, Chargers 10 San Diego Detroit

0 0 10 0 — 10 10 14 7 7 — 38 First Quarter Det—Pettigrew 7 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), 10:52. Det—FG Hanson 50, :33. Second Quarter Det—K.Smith 3 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), 7:11. Det—Johnson 14 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), :31. Third Quarter SD—Floyd 11 pass from Rivers (Novak kick), 8:38. SD—FG Novak 22, 4:53. Det—K.Smith 6 run (Hanson kick), :16. Fourth Quarter Det—Avril 4 interception return (Hanson kick), 2:28. A—62,469. ——— SD Det First downs 20 24 Total Net Yards 367 440 Rushes-yards 16-70 23-87 Passing 297 353 Punt Returns 1-17 2-7 Kickoff Returns 3-69 1-29 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 2-47 Comp-Att-Int 28-53-2 29-36-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 1-2 3-20 Punts 4-41.5 3-41.3 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0 Penalties-Yards 1-10 3-8 Time of Possession 27:39 32:21 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—San Diego: Mathews 11-58, Tolbert 4-9, Hester 1-3. Detroit: K.Smith 15-49, Morris 5-22, Burleson 1-11, Stafford 2-5. PASSING—San Diego: Rivers 28-53-2-299. Detroit: Stafford 29-36-0-373. RECEIVING—San Diego: Floyd 6-95, Tolbert 6-32, Gates 4-40, Mathews 3-16, Jackson 2-41, V.Brown 2-34, Crayton 2-20, McMichael 2-18, Hester 1-3. Detroit: Pettigrew 9-80, Burleson 6-83, Johnson 4-102, T.Young 4-39, Scheffler 3-47, K.Smith 2-12, Morris 1-10.

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Thursday’s Game Indianapolis 19, Houston 16 Saturday’s Games Oakland 16, Kansas City 13, OT Tennessee 23, Jacksonville 17 Pittsburgh 27, St. Louis 0 Buffalo 40, Denver 14 Carolina 48, Tampa Bay 16 Minnesota 33, Washington 26 Baltimore 20, Cleveland 14 New England 27, Miami 24 N.Y. Giants 29, N.Y. Jets 14 Cincinnati 23, Arizona 16 Detroit 38, San Diego 10 San Francisco 19, Seattle 17 Philadelphia 20, Dallas 7 Today’s Game Chicago at Green Bay, 5:20 p.m. Monday’s Game Atlanta at New Orleans, 5:30 p.m.

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Giants 29, Jets 14 N.Y. Giants N.Y. Jets

0 10 7 12 — 29 7 0 0 7 — 14 First Quarter NYJ—Baker 5 pass from Sanchez (Folk kick), 7:56. Second Quarter NYG—FG Tynes 21, 11:51. NYG—Cruz 99 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 2:12. Third Quarter NYG—Bradshaw 14 run (Tynes kick), :13. Fourth Quarter NYG—FG Tynes 36, 13:18. NYJ—Sanchez 1 run (Folk kick), 7:17. NYG—Canty safety, 2:13. NYG—Bradshaw 19 run (Tynes kick), 2:04. A—79,088. ——— NYG NYJ First downs 11 22 Total Net Yards 332 331 Rushes-yards 26-115 25-105 Passing 217 226 Punt Returns 3-7 4-74 Kickoff Returns 3-77 5-110 Interceptions Ret. 2-47 1-20 Comp-Att-Int 9-27-1 30-59-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 2-8 5-32 Punts 9-43.4 9-42.1 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1 Penalties-Yards 5-45 10-95 Time of Possession 23:54 36:06 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—N.Y. Giants: Bradshaw 15-54, Jacobs 7-42, Ware 3-20, Manning 1-(minus 1). N.Y. Jets: Greene 14-58, Tomlinson 5-29, Sanchez 4-13, Kerley 1-6, Holmes 1-(minus 1). PASSING—N.Y. Giants: Manning 9-27-1-225. N.Y. Jets: Sanchez 30-59-2-258. RECEIVING—N.Y. Giants: Cruz 3-164, Nicks 120, Jacobs 1-13, D.Thomas 1-11, Bradshaw 1-8, Ware 1-5, Barden 1-4. N.Y. Jets: Keller 8-77, Tomlinson 6-36, Kerley 5-36, Holmes 4-50, Burress 3-34, Greene 3-20, Baker 1-5. MISSED FIELD GOALS—N.Y. Jets: Folk 44 (WR).

Raiders 16, Chiefs 13 (OT) Oakland Kansas City

3 0 7 3 3 — 16 3 0 3 7 0 — 13 First Quarter Oak—FG Janikowski 28, 13:20. KC—FG Succop 23, 3:06. Third Quarter Oak—Moore 61 pass from Palmer (Janikowski kick), 8:52. KC—FG Succop 20, 3:30. Fourth Quarter Oak—FG Janikowski 31, 2:57. KC—Bowe 3 pass from Orton (Succop kick), 1:02. Overtime Oak—FG Janikowski 36, 12:47. A—70,803. ——— Oak KC First downs 13 26 Total Net Yards 308 435 Rushes-yards 25-71 30-135 Passing 237 300 Punt Returns 2-1 1-19 Kickoff Returns 3-149 1-25 Interceptions Ret. 2-65 2-22 Comp-Att-Int 16-26-2 21-36-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 0-0 0-0 Punts 4-54.3 3-48.7 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 15-92 11-88 Time of Possession 29:34 32:39 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Oakland: Bush 23-70, Reece 2-1. Kansas City: Battle 14-56, Jones 11-51, McCluster 3-15, McClain 1-11, Orton 1-2. PASSING—Oakland: Palmer 16-26-2-237. Kansas City: Orton 21-36-2-300. RECEIVING—Oakland: Moore 4-94, HeywardBey 4-70, Bush 2-24, Houshmandzadeh 2-19, Tonga 2-12, Reece 1-10, Cartwright 1-8. Kansas City: Bowe 6-80, McCluster 5-89, Breaston 4-41, Copper 3-61, Pope 1-13, Baldwin 1-10, Becht 1-6. MISSED FIELD GOALS—Oakland: Janikowski 59 (SH). Kansas City: Succop 49 (BK), 49 (BK).

Vikings 33, Redskins 26 Minnesota Washington

3 7 13 10 — 33 0 10 10 6 — 26 First Quarter Min—FG Longwell 36, 7:11. Second Quarter Min—Peterson 1 run (Longwell kick), 14:56. Was—Stallworth 5 pass from Grossman (Gano kick), 10:46. Was—FG Gano 26, 1:02. Third Quarter Was—FG Gano 53, 10:40. Min—Webb 9 run (Longwell kick), 9:23. Was—Gaffney 4 pass from Grossman (Gano kick), 5:57. Min—Rudolph 17 pass from Webb (kick failed), 2:41. Fourth Quarter Was—FG Gano 25, 12:41. Min—Harvin 8 pass from Webb (Longwell kick), 10:06. Min—FG Longwell 23, 4:05. Was—FG Gano 47, 1:25. A—68,370. ———

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Min 20 389 38-241 148 1-4 7-145 1-31 12-18-0 2-4 3-44.3 2-0 4-40 29:34

Was 23 397 24-141 256 3-14 3-80 0-0 26-41-1 3-28 2-39.5 1-1 8-64 30:26

——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Minnesota: Gerhart 11-109, Harvin 4-39, Peterson 12-38, Webb 5-34, Ponder 4-20, Booker 2-1. Washington: Royster 19-132, Torain 4-8, Banks 1-1. PASSING—Minnesota: Webb 4-5-0-84, Ponder 8-13-0-68. Washington: Grossman 26-41-1-284. RECEIVING—Minnesota: Harvin 5-65, Aromashodu 2-36, Rudolph 2-23, Peterson 2-14, Camarillo 1-14. Washington: Gaffney 6-77, Stallworth 5-59, Moss 4-46, Austin 3-39, Young 2-33, Royster 2-15, Torain 2-4, Armstrong 1-6, Paulsen 1-5. MISSED FIELD GOALS—Minnesota: Longwell 49 (SH).

Patriots 27, Dolphins 24 Miami New England

3 14 0 7 — 24 0 0 17 10 — 27 First Quarter Mia—FG Carpenter 47, 10:59. Second Quarter Mia—Marshall 19 pass from Mat.Moore (Carpenter kick), 13:45. Mia—Clay 1 pass from Mat.Moore (Carpenter kick), 6:31. Third Quarter NE—FG Gostkowski 45, 11:39. NE—Branch 1 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 7:10. NE—Brady 1 run (Gostkowski kick), 2:17. Fourth Quarter NE—FG Gostkowski 42, 8:55. NE—Brady 1 run (Gostkowski kick), 2:56. Mia—Bess 15 pass from Mat.Moore (Carpenter kick), 1:48. A—68,756. ——— Mia NE First downs 20 26 Total Net Yards 381 400 Rushes-yards 27-115 31-119 Passing 266 281 Punt Returns 2-25 4-19 Kickoff Returns 3-73 3-83 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-0 Comp-Att-Int 17-33-1 27-46-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 5-28 4-23 Punts 6-44.8 6-52.3 Fumbles-Lost 4-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards 6-39 5-50 Time of Possession 29:04 30:56 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Miami: Bush 22-113, Thomas 2-3, Mat.Moore 3-(minus 1). New England: Ridley 1364, Woodhead 4-20, Brady 9-17, Green-Ellis 3-10, Welker 1-7, Hernandez 1-1. PASSING—Miami: Mat.Moore 17-33-1-294. New England: Brady 27-46-0-304. RECEIVING—Miami: Marshall 7-156, Hartline 4-72, Bess 3-39, Bush 2-26, Clay 1-1. New England: Welker 12-138, Gronkowski 7-78, Hernandez 4-36, Branch 3-37, Ochocinco 1-15. MISSED FIELD GOALS—New England: Gostkowski 51 (WL).

Bengals 23, Cardinals 16 Arizona Cincinnati

6-75, Doucet 2-47, Heap 2-29, Taylor 2-19, Housler 1-11, Wells 1-8, King 1-2, Stephens-Howling 1-2, Peterson 1-(minus 1). Cincinnati: Gresham 5-56, Simpson 5-42, Whalen 3-20, Green 2-25, Benson 18, Hawkins 1-3, Lee 1-0. MISSED FIELD GOALS—Cincinnati: Nugent 35 (WR), 48 (WR).

Titans 23, Jaguars 17 Jacksonville Tennessee

Sunday, Jan. 1 Chicago at Minnesota, 10 a.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 10 a.m. Detroit at Green Bay, 10 a.m. San Francisco at St. Louis, 10 a.m. Tennessee at Houston, 10 a.m. Buffalo at New England, 10 a.m. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 10 a.m. Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 10 a.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 10 a.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1:15 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1:15 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1:15 p.m. San Diego at Oakland, 1:15 p.m. Kansas City at Denver, 1:15 p.m. Seattle at Arizona, 1:15 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 5:30 p.m.


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Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski (11) celebrates his game-winning field goal in overtime with teammates Jared Veldheer (68) and Cooper Carlisle Saturday in Kansas City, Mo.

0 0 0 16 — 16 10 10 3 0 — 23 First Quarter Cin—FG Nugent 24, 10:55. Cin—Gresham 11 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), 6:24. Second Quarter Cin—Simpson 19 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), 2:46. Cin—FG Nugent 41, :00. Third Quarter Cin—FG Nugent 32, 3:09. Fourth Quarter Ari—Fitzgerald 30 pass from Skelton (Feely kick), 11:25. Ari—King 2 pass from Skelton (run failed), 7:39. Ari—FG Feely 29, 3:16. A—41,273. ——— Ari Cin First downs 17 21 Total Net Yards 316 301 Rushes-yards 18-59 34-165 Passing 257 136 Punt Returns 2-(-3) 2-6 Kickoff Returns 4-69 2-40 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 3-17 Comp-Att-Int 23-44-3 18-31-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 5-40 2-18 Punts 6-38.3 5-43.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-2 Penalties-Yards 6-87 6-47 Time of Possession 28:21 31:39 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Arizona: Wells 14-53, Skelton 4-6. Cincinnati: Benson 16-57, Dalton 5-48, Scott 10-28, Green 2-25, Peerman 1-7. PASSING—Arizona: Skelton 23-44-3-297. Cincinnati: Dalton 18-31-0-154. RECEIVING—Arizona: Fitzgerald 6-105, Roberts

7 3 0 7 — 17 10 7 3 3 — 23 First Quarter Ten—FG Bironas 51, 7:05. Ten—Cook 55 pass from Hasselbeck (Bironas kick), 4:39. Jac—Jones-Drew 10 run (Scobee kick), :19. Second Quarter Ten—Harper 1 run (Bironas kick), 12:03. Jac—FG Scobee 39, :31. Third Quarter Ten—FG Bironas 51, 6:16. Fourth Quarter Ten—FG Bironas 35, 12:29. Jac—G.Jones 1 run (Scobee kick), 3:41. A—69,143. ——— Jac Ten First downs 18 20 Total Net Yards 300 407 Rushes-yards 28-113 25-65 Passing 187 342 Punt Returns 1-5 6-44 Kickoff Returns 5-97 4-90 Interceptions Ret. 2-27 1-0 Comp-Att-Int 21-42-1 24-40-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 1-11 1-8 Punts 9-45.1 4-43.0 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1 Penalties-Yards 6-28 0-0 Time of Possession 29:01 30:59 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Jacksonville: Jones-Drew 24-103, D.Harris 2-5, Gabbert 1-4, G.Jones 1-1. Tennessee: C.Johnson 15-56, Harper 4-6, Hasselbeck 5-2, Hall 1-1. PASSING—Jacksonville: Gabbert 21-42-1198. Tennessee: Hasselbeck 24-40-2-350. RECEIVING—Jacksonville: Jones-Drew 6-21, Dillard 5-61, Thomas 3-26, Cloherty 2-33, G.Jones 2-9, Potter 1-22, West 1-14, Lewis 1-12. Tennessee: Cook 8-169, Williams 8-83, Washington 4-71, L.Hawkins 2-5, Stevens 1-17, Harper 1-5. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

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Panthers 48, Buccaneers 16 Tampa Bay Carolina

0 10 0 6 — 16 10 10 21 7 — 48 First Quarter Car—D.Williams 8 run (Mare kick), 10:12. Car—FG Mare 21, 8:27. Second Quarter TB—Benn 4 pass from Freeman (Barth kick), 14:07. Car—LaFell 91 pass from Newton (Mare kick), 13:06. TB—FG Barth 42, 5:33. Car—FG Mare 19, :25. Third Quarter Car—D.Williams 22 run (Mare kick), 11:55. Car—Stewart 11 pass from Newton (Mare kick), 3:24.

Car—Newton 49 run (Mare kick), :24. Fourth Quarter Car—Shockey 8 pass from Newton (Mare kick), 14:53. TB—Freeman 1 run (pass failed), 11:08. A—70,363. ——— TB Car First downs 22 20 Total Net Yards 317 433 Rushes-yards 19-59 31-270 Passing 258 163 Punt Returns 1-9 1-1 Kickoff Returns 5-101 1-17 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-20 Comp-Att-Int 28-38-1 12-17-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 3-16 1-8 Punts 1-59.0 2-46.5 Fumbles-Lost 3-3 0-0 Penalties-Yards 7-64 8-77 Time of Possession 32:57 27:03 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Tampa Bay: Lumpkin 7-24, Madu 4-20, Blount 2-11, Freeman 6-4. Carolina: Stewart 7-88, D.Williams 7-66, Newton 6-65, Vaughan 7-24, Smith 1-23, Brockel 2-5, D.Anderson 1-(minus 1). PASSING—Tampa Bay: Freeman 28-38-1-274. Carolina: Newton 12-17-0-171. RECEIVING—Tampa Bay: Winslow 6-63, Stroughter 4-52, Madu 4-42, Williams 4-39, Lumpkin 4-38, Stocker 3-14, Parker 1-16, Briscoe 1-6, Benn 14. Carolina: LaFell 3-103, D.Williams 2-18, Shockey 2-14, Naanee 2-12, Stewart 1-11, Smith 1-9, Brockel 1-4. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

Steelers 27, Rams 0 St. Louis Pittsburgh

0 0 0 0 — 0 3 7 3 14 — 27 First Quarter Pit—FG Suisham 21, 4:43. Second Quarter Pit—Clay 10 run (Suisham kick), 6:50. Third Quarter Pit—FG Suisham 49, 9:19. Fourth Quarter Pit—Mendenhall 1 run (Suisham kick), 8:58. Pit—Redman 2 run (Suisham kick), 3:14. A—60,081. ——— StL Pit First downs 15 17 Total Net Yards 232 377 Rushes-yards 36-164 28-169 Passing 68 208 Punt Returns 3-31 1-5 Kickoff Returns 3-72 1-30 Interceptions Ret. 1-7 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 9-24-0 15-22-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 3-23 0-0 Punts 7-40.1 4-47.8 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 4-21 7-50 Time of Possession 30:45 29:15 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—St. Louis: S.Jackson 24-103, Williams 9-42, Clemens 2-10, Jones 1-9. Pittsburgh: Mendenhall 18-116, Redman 8-35, Clay 1-10, A.Brown 1-8. PASSING—St. Louis: Clemens 9-24-0-91. Pittsburgh: C.Batch 15-22-1-208. RECEIVING—St. Louis: Lloyd 3-29, Alexander 2-25, S.Jackson 2-24, Kendricks 2-13. Pittsburgh: Wallace 4-82, Ward 4-32, A.Brown 3-34, Mendenhall 1-35, Miller 1-18, Redman 1-5, Johnson 1-2. MISSED FIELD GOALS—St. Louis: Jo.Brown 52 (WL), 33 (WR).

Injury report Today’s Game CHICAGO BEARS at GREEN BAY PACKERS — BEARS: OUT: QB Jay Cutler (right thumb), RB Matt Forte (knee). DOUBTFUL: RB Marion Barber (calf). QUESTIONABLE: LB Lance Briggs (ankle), WR Devin Hester (ankle), DT Henry Melton (shin). PROBABLE: TE Kellen Davis (back). PACKERS: OUT: T Bryan Bulaga (knee), T Chad Clifton (hamstring, back), WR Greg Jennings (knee), DE Ryan Pickett (concussion). QUESTIONABLE: DE Mike Neal (shoulder). PROBABLE: LB Desmond Bishop (calf), NT Howard Green (foot), RB Brandon Saine (concussion), RB James Starks (knee, ankle).



NBA Continued from D1 This marks a first step for the league as it looks to bury a damaging offseason marred by a five-month labor dispute and several stars trying to force their way out of town. The day begins with Boston and New York and then goes to an NBA Finals rematch with Miami at Dallas. Next up is Chicago at the Lakers, followed by the small-market special — Orlando at Oklahoma City — before CP3 makes his regular-season debut as a Clipper at Golden State in the nightcap. “The lockout was hectic for everybody,” Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley said. “We were bored! Now we feel like we’ve got a purpose in life. We can do what we do best.” It’s time. It’s time for Derek Fisher to be seen in Lakers gold, not Brooks Brothers gray. It’s time for postgame news conferences with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, not post-meeting sessions with David Stern and Adam Silver. It’s time for Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks to defend their title on the court, not for Jeffrey Kessler and the

Triumph Continued from D1 “I thought, ‘Oh, boy. What’s going on?’” says Kaki McLean Morehead, Pearce’s predecessor at Eastern, recalling her reaction to news of the accident. She had been fishing that day with her husband, Shawn, in Alaska, and got word of the tragedy via a latenight phone call. A 2004 EOU graduate, McLean Morehead had coached the Mounties for four seasons, from 2006 to 2009. She stepped down after the 2009 campaign in order to move to eastern Idaho and help run Shawn’s family’s ranch. She had kept in touch with the administration at Eastern, but she knew by the timing of the call she received in the middle of July that something was wrong. EOU athletic director Rob Cashell was calling with the news of Pearce’s death. “I got in touch with the girls I still kept in touch with — the Crook County girls — and asked what I could do to help,” says McLean Morehead, a Crook County graduate herself, referring to Lea and EOU junior Kaitlyn Duncan. “I was mostly just there for support. My initial though was, ‘What are they going to do? They have to report (to preseason workouts) in a week and a half.’”

Stepping up In the end, McLean Morehead was the only choice to replace Pearce, despite the fact that she was three months pregnant and lived some 230 miles from La Grande. She had coached most of the current juniors and seniors on the team and had watched some of the underclassmen the previous season as a fan. She was asked to take the coaching job on an interim basis. “My husband and I sat down and had many conversations,” says McLean Morehead, who is due to give birth in February. “With my ties to Eastern and the majority of the girls being my recruits, it felt like the right thing to do given the circumstances.” With no time to waste, McLean Morehead left Idaho on Aug. 1, just three days before players showed up for preseason camp. Taking the job on such short notice, she stayed in a suite in the campus dorms. Having spent a year away from volleyball for the first time in her adult life, she was energized to be coaching again, but cautiously so. “On one hand, I was excited about the volleyball season, coaching that level of volleyball again and being back at Eastern Oregon,” McLean Morehead reflects. “But on the other note, I was really apprehensive. How would the kids respond? How would it be dealing with different levels of grief?”

Rough start The early results were not promising. The Mounties traveled to

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players’ union to defend their decision to disband in the courts. “I don’t even want to talk about the lockout any more, man!” Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant said. “It was just so frustrating to go through that and everything that went on, us meeting and not meeting and not coming to an agreement and fans getting upset with us. It was tough. But I’m glad we got through it.” It didn’t look so good for a while. Once the dispute was finally settled, a whole new drama broke out with Paul

and Dwight Howard looking for trades out of New Orleans and Orlando. Howard eventually softened his stance, but his future is still the focus in Orlando. “I don’t think our situation is going to go away,” Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said. “But I think it’ll be a lot more focused on the games than there has been (focus) on the lockout.” The Lakers thought they had a deal for Paul, but Stern, acting as the owner of the Hornets, nixed that, and another crisis was born. The Clippers swooped in at the

Azusa Pacific in Southern California for a three-day tournament to start the season and dropped all six matches they played. After playing two fivegame matches the first day, EOU was dismantled over the final two days, winning just two games in four matches. “That was a very hard experience,” McLean Morehead admits. “We had multiple conversations down there with the girls. What do you want the season to mean? Who do you want to play for? What does it mean to play at Eastern?” “Nothing was clicking,” says Kaitlyn Duncan, a junior libero for EOU this season and a 2009 Crook County grad, about the Mounties’ first tournament. “Everyone was quiet and didn’t talk about Hailey. Everyone was on their own.” After flopping at Azusa — to be fair, the tournament field included several teams that were ranked in the NAIA preseason top 10 — the Eastern players let it all out. They talked about the pressure of playing for the memory of someone. The hopes of people outside the program. The grief. “Hailey always told us to leave all our problems at the door when we came into the gym,” Duncan says. “She said volleyball’s our time to shine. Volleyball’s our thing.” And that’s what the Mounties decided to do. In their first matches back from California they swept Washington teams from Evergreen State College and Northwest University to open Cascade Collegiate Conference play. Then they followed with road victories over Corban College and Northwest Christian College. Eastern Oregon won nine straight matches and changed the course of its season. “We were sick of losing,” says Lea, one of three seniors on the EOU volleyball team this season. “From that moment on (the team meeting), we decided we were not going to lose. “That first weekend of league play we beat the bottom team (Evergreen) and the No. 3-ranked preseason team (Northwest University),” Lea adds. “We were so fired up. It was like, ‘Oh my gosh, we can do this.’ ”

McLean Morehead pulled all the right strings in a nearimpossible situation. She pushed when she needed to but backed off when her players needed space. “Bringing in Kaki was the best thing they could have done,” Lea says. “She knew most of the girls on the team and knew how we played and how we meshed. … She helped us through (the grief).” Only the top four teams from the regular season would advance to the conference tournament, where an automatic berth to the NAIA national tournament would be awarded to the winner. EOU finished third in conference play with its 15-3 mark and drew regular-season runnerup Southern Oregon, against which the Mounties had split their two-match season series. Playing at the College of Idaho in Caldwell, Eastern lost a five-game heartbreaker, 2729, 25-19, 25-21, 18-25, 15-13. A win would almost assuredly have earned the team an atlarge berth to advance to the NAIA national tournament for the first time in school history. (Both conference tourney finalists, Southern Oregon and College of Idaho, ultimately advanced to the national field.) “It should have happened this year,” McLean Morehead says about the NAIA national tournament. “That’s the plan for next year.”

A solid season Expected to finish in the middle of the 10-team Cascade Conference after going 9-9 in 2010, the Mounties cruised through league play, ending the year 15-3 in conference matches. EOU was nearly unstoppable at home, finishing the season 9-1 overall at La Grande’s Quinn Coliseum. The Mounties’ stretch of home wins included a three-game sweep over nationally ranked Southern Oregon, and an emotional tribute night for Pearce and her family on Oct. 7 when the team defeated Northwest Christian. “I’ll always look back at that night as my best and worst volleyball moments,” Duncan says, recalling the emotions of the tribute event. “We were playing for something so much greater.”

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end, seizing some of the spotlight from Kobe and the Lakers for the first time since, well, ever. “Hey, that’s got to be driving Kobe,” Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson said. “That should drive (Pau) Gasol and (Andrew) Bynum and those guys and Derek Fisher to say, ‘Hey, no way I’m going to let them take over Los Angeles.’” The two teams met twice in the preseason, and the rivalry quickly escalated. Bryant injured his wrist on a hard foul in the first game and Lakers agitator Matt Barnes shoved Griffin to the court in the second game. That wasn’t the only miniseries infused with more intensity and energy than any exhibition game in recent years. The Timberwolves were buoyant after finishing their second game against the Bucks with a 12-0 run to finish the preseason 2-0. James and Quentin Richardson were seen trading shoulder blocks all the way down the floor in Miami’s preseason finale against Orlando. “That’s our sanctuary. When we get out between the lines and we’re playing, that’s all that matters,” Richardson said. “And that’s definitely our escape from anything go-

ing on, or anything negative or anything like that.” The melodrama surrounding Paul’s request to be traded from New Orleans could have ripple effects throughout the Western Conference. The Lakers have been grousing since losing out on Paul and sending Lamar Odom to Dallas, but they weren’t the only team hurt by that decision. The Rockets had agreed to send Kevin Martin and Luis Scola to the Hornets as part of a three-team deal that would have landed them Gasol. Instead, they had to abandon any designs on signing Nene, go with Sam Dalembert in the middle and do some serious damage control with Scola and Martin. While all the drama was unfolding, the Thunder have been playing the role of the young, hungry contender, ferociously working while no one was watching and preparing to throw nothing but haymakers as soon as the bell rings. The Heat are back for another run at the title. James, Wade and Chris Bosh had the whole league against them after a presumptuous welcome ceremony on South Beach. But the spotlight hasn’t been quite as bright while everyone has been looking toward the Clippers and Magic,

where Howard’s wishes seem to change by the day. “It’s good to see other guys around the league get that attention,” Wade said. “I think they got enough of us last year. It’s good to see other teams, other franchises, get that spotlight for a while. Hope they enjoy it.” The fan hunger is there as well. The Clippers sold out their game against the Lakers, and the first in that series was the most viewed preseason game in NBATV history. The Timberwolves had 15,000 people attend their home preseason game against the Bucks, and another 2,500 turned out for a free practice on a Monday afternoon just to get a glimpse of Ricky Rubio. More than 10,000 fans watched a free practice with the New York Knicks, and the Thunder’s rabid fan base packed the arena for Durant’s return to the court. “We had to sacrifice a little bit of time and there were some harsh words thrown our way, but at the end of the day, everybody got what they wanted, which was basketball,” Durant said. “That’s what we worked hard for, is to play the game of basketball. We had to work the business part out and now we’re just back to basketball.” Let the games begin.

went 17-11 overall, winning as many as 17 matches for just the second time in 20 years. McLean Morehead, hired as a temporary replacement, was offered and has accepted the head coaching position on a permanent basis. She plans to work from the ranch in Idaho during periods of the offseason and hopes to find something a bit more accommodating than the EOU dormitories for next fall. Lea, who received NAIA third-team all-America honors at the end of the season, expects to graduate in the spring with a degree in education, and this winter she plans to coach middle school basketball. Duncan, who in October became just the second Mountie to record 1,000 digs for a career, looks forward to

her senior season next year. Expected to lose just three seniors from this year’s squad, EOU will be shooting for even more wins next year and a conference championship. A trip to the NAIA national tournament is not out of reach. But there will never be another run for the Mounties like that of the last five months. “After this season, you appreciate life and everything so much more,” Lea says. “You never know when it can be taken away.” “We’re so much more thankful,” Duncan adds. “Hailey was always really big on family. She’d joke all the time, ‘Boyfriends are whenever, families are forever.’ She was this great, bubbly woman. Definitely this time of year

you really appreciate how blessed you are with family and friends.” McLean Morehead, who is back coaching the sport she loves, perhaps captures the affect of the 2011 season best. “Life’s too short,” she says. “You have to do what you want and what makes you happy.” “There’s so many things that can power you to be successful and cause that fire,” McLean Morehead adds. “Those girls could have fallen (after losing their coach) or found a way to thrive. They definitely found a way to thrive on … and realized how strong they really are. “It’s what stories are made of.”

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No one was more proud of the 2011 Eastern Oregon volleyball team than Parley and Vicky Pearce, Hailey’s father and stepmother. Throughout the summer, Hailey had kept her parents updated about recruits and returning players. After Eastern put up a .500 record in her first season, Hailey was convinced a big season awaited her Mounties in 2011. “She was walking on pins and needles, she was so excited about what the season had in store,” Parley Pearce says. “We got the blow-byblow this summer as Hailey recruited. She let us know whenever someone committed. You could tell how excited she was.” From their home less than 90 miles northwest of La Grande in Walla Walla, the Pearces traveled to a number of Eastern’s home matches this season and a few road contests as well. “This has been very meaningful for us,” Parley Pearce says about staying connected with the EOU volleyball squad. “It was such a big part of Hailey’s daily life. Watching them play, it’s sort of seeing the fruits of her labor. “We know the girls and remember how much effort and energy she put into recruiting or coaching them,” he adds. “It’s pretty special.”

Next for the Mounties More than a month has passed since Eastern Oregon played its final match of the season. In addition to their third-place standing in league — the program’s highest finish ever — the Mounties

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Jack Russel Terrier Furniture & Appliances Pups, champ blood lines, raised in our home w/young chil- !Appliances A-1 Quality& Honesty! dren & pets, 2 males, 1 A-1 Washers & female,$450-$500, Call or text 541-390-7885. Dryers $125 each. Cavalier King Charles Full Warranty. Free Spaniels. Pure-bred Del. Also W/D’s pups; Champ Blood Lab Pups AKC, black & yellow, titled parwanted dead or Lines; registered litter. ents, performance alive. 541-280-7355. Tri-Color males. Born pedigree, OFA cert 9/1; All current shots hips & elbows, $500. & pedigree papers Computer desk w/hutch Call 541-771-2330 $550 ea..541-504-2259 cabinet, like new, $475. 541-617-5921 Chihuahua, 3-yr female, PEOPLE giving pets white, very playful, away are advised to free to good home. be selective about the NIKON PHOTO PACKAGE 541-317-5169 new owners. For the protection of the aniUSED – EXCELLENT CONDITION mal, a personal visit to the animal's new home is recommended.

Dachshund AKC mini pup $350. 541-508-4558

Stove/Oven, 1960’s, Frigidaire Custom Imperial Flair. 2nd owner.Double oven, rotissarie. Works Great! $500 obo. 541-504-1700

DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL FOR $500 OR LESS? Non-commercial advertisers may place an ad with our "QUICK CASH SPECIAL" 1 week 3 lines $12 or 2 weeks $18! Ad must include price of single item of $500 or less, or multiple items whose total does not exceed $500.

GENERATE SOME EXCITEMENT IN YOUR NEIGBORHOOD. Plan a garage sale and don't forget to adverYamaha Disklavier tise in classified! MX100B 48” player 541-385-5809. piano, ebony polThe Bulletin Offers ished finish, $5000. Free Private Party Ads Call 541-389-2636 • 3 lines - 3 days • Private Party Only 260 • Total of items adverMisc. Items tised must equal $200 or Less 10" Craftsman table • Limit 1 ad per month saw $50, 10 gal air • 3-ad limit for same item advertised within compressor,20 gal air compressor, $80 ea 3 months 541-548-0694 CRR Call 541-385-5809 Fax 541-385-5802

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Dell computer with flat screen, printer, computer table, $250 all. 541-993-5828

Guns, Hunting & Fishing 17HMR Marlin, 917VS with 3-12 scope, $425. 541-771-5648 22mag Marlin 883 with 4x scope, $300. Stevens 410, $195. 541-771-5648

“BABY BROWNING”,25 auto, w/pouch, leather holster, Belguim made, $375, 541-604-1964. THE BULLETIN requires computer adCASH!! vertisers with multiple For Guns, Ammo & ad schedules or those Reloading Supplies. selling multiple sys541-408-6900. tems/ software, to disCompound Bows! Bow close the name of the tech! Martin! Diabusiness or the term mond! New & like new "dealer" in their ads. demos, $195 & up. Private party advertisLots of new releases! ers are defined as Fiber-optic Sights! Arthose who sell one rows! Cases! up to computer. 50% off!541-280-5006



SCRAP GOLD at a fair price!

Selling 2011 Silver Eagles A great Christmas Gift!

Call Bill Fleming for quotes, 541-382-9419

Bill Fleming Coin & Jewelry since 1981

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Price reduced to $3200 for quick sale! Call Martha Tiller at 541-633-2193 or 541-408-2913

BEND’S HOMELESS NEED OUR HELP The cold weather is upon us and sadly there are still over 2,000 folks in our community without permanent shelter, living in cars, makeshift camps, getting by as best they can. The following items are badly needed to help them get through the winter:

d CAMPING GEAR of any sort: d Used tents, sleeping bags, tarps, blankets. d WARM CLOTHING: Rain Gear, Boots d Please drop off your tax-deductible donations at the BEND COMMUNITY CENTER 1036 NE 5th St., Bend, Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (541-312-2069). Please help -You can make a difference!

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Green Juniper, rounds, $135/cord. Dry Juniper: split $185/cord; rounds, $165/cord. Call 541-416-3677

Seasoned Tamarack

firewood, split & delivered, $200/cord. Call 541-977-2040

Split Lodgepole, well seasoned, $160/cord; 2 cords, $300, delivered to Bend, Sunriver, La Pine. Call 541-410-6792 or 541-382-6099 269

Gardening Supplies & Equipment For newspaper delivery, call the Circulation Dept. at 541-385-5800 To place an ad, call 541-385-5809 or email


Screened, soil & compost mixed, no rocks/clods. High humus level, exc. for flower beds, lawns, gardens, straight screened top soil. Bark. Clean fill. Deliver/you haul. 541-548-3949.

LOST: Red Golden Retriever Age 8.Last seen in The Parks by Broken Top on Dec. 17th. She may have a choke collar on but no id. Her name is Molly. 541-480-6312.

Look What I Found! You'll find a little bit of everything in The Bulletin's daily garage and yard sale section. From clothes to collectibles, from housewares to hardware, classified is always the first stop for cost-conscious consumers. And if you're planning your own garage or yard sale, look to the classifieds to bring in the buyers. You won't find a better place for bargains! Call Classifieds: 541-385-5809 or email

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Schools & Training

325 REMEMBER: If you Oregon Medical TrainHay, Grain & Feed have lost an animal, ing PCS Phlebotomy don't forget to check classes begin Jan 2. Registration now open: The Humane Society 3A Livestock Supplies www.oregonmedicalin Bend 541-382-3537 •Panels •Gates •Feeders Redmond, Now galvanized! 541-343-3100 •6-Rail 12’ panels, $101 541-923-0882 •6-Rail 16’ panels, $117 Prineville, TRUCK SCHOOL Custom sizes available 541-447-7178; 541-475-1255 OR Craft Cats, Redmond Campus 541-389-8420. Wheat Straw: Certified & Student Loans/Job Bedding Straw & Garden Waiting Toll Free 280 Straw;Compost.546-6171 1-888-438-2235 Estate Sales

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Wanted Used Farm Equipment & Machinery. Looking to buy, or consign of good used quality equipment. Deschutes Valley Equipment 541-548-8385

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Looking for your next employee? Place a Bulletin help wanted ad today and reach over 60,000 readers each week. Your classified ad will also appear on which currently receives over 1.5 million page views every month at no extra cost. Bulletin Classifieds Get Results! Call 541-385-5809 or place your ad on-line at 341

Horses & Equipment WANTED: Horse or utility trailers for consignment or purchase. KMR Trailer Sales, 541-389-7857 347

Llamas/Exotic Animals Find exactly what you are looking for in the CLASSIFIEDS

1992 Case 580K 4WD, 5500 hrs, cab heat, extend-a-hoe, 2nd owner, clean & tight, Miniature Zebu cattle (1 bull, 2 cows & 7 mo tires 60% tread. 270 male calf. Make offer $24,900 or best offer. for all. Popular at peeCall 541-419-2713 Lost & Found wee rodeos & petting zoos. 541-389-2636 Found men’s wedding band at Summit High 358 School. Call to idenFarmers Column tify, 541-410-9076 Lost Cat - white female “Lucy” 13 yrs old, de- Twinstar 2027 Hay Rake, electric conclawed, ran from car trols, $13,500. 30’ crash 8/11/11, on Hwy folding roller harrow, 97 at Highland, Reddouble row of S-tines, mond. If seen, please heavy duty, $15,500. call 541-504-4194. 541-419-2713 $100 REWARD.

10X20 STORAGE BUILDINGS for protecting hay, firewood, livestock etc. $1496 Installed. 541-617-1133. CCB #173684.


Looking for Employment I provide in-home caregiving. Experienced; Sunriver/Bend/Tumalo Redmond, Terrebonne, CRR. 541-508-6403

Controller for small manufacturer of electronic data collection equipment used in the energy efficiency field. Solid accounting skills including A/P, A/R, P/R, G/L and monthly financials. Human resources and office management experience. Bachelor of Science degree with minimum 4 years accounting experience. Strong computer skills required. Business Works experience a plus. This is a full-time position in a casual environment. Competitive salary and benefits. Submit cover letter and resume to


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541-385-5809. VIEW the Classifieds at: Senior care in YOUR home. Housekeeping, errands, cooking. Also very exp’d in small pet Food Service - Chef House on Metolius, & horse care. located in Camp SherJudy, 541-388-2706. man, OR is seeking a Chef. The property is a 476 15 room private resort Employment on 200 acres. Requirements for the job Opportunities are a minimum of 2years as a Sous Chef Administrative/ or Restaurant Chef with Operations Assistant an emphasis on local for a Bend based cuisine in a “farm to wealth management table” style. He or she firm, Ascent Capital will have shown that Management, LLC. they possess excellent 2+ years experience leadership and comin financial services munication skills and industry preferred, can control costs. strong organization House on Metolius offers and computer skills a competitive salary required. Competipackage and medical tive salary, paid holibenefits. days and personal Contact Ken Daugherty leave time, profit at sharing and 401k, health, life and disability insurance, Remember.... Add your web adflexible spending plan. dress to your ad and Please email salary readers on The requirements and reBulletin' s web site sume to jobs@aswill be able to click Full job through automatically description at to your site.

Caregiver w/ compassion, refs., & exp. w/ Dementia, Diabetes & medication admin. 5 Seniors. 541-350-9448

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RETAIL - Sunglass Hut is seeking experi- has openings listed enced part-time Sales below. Go to Associates. Bilingual a plus, but not reto view details & apquired. Please apply ply online. Human in person @ SGH in Resources, Metolius the Old Mill Hall, 2600 NW Col541-317-4713. Conlege Way, Bend OR tact: Karen 97701; (541)383 7216. For hearing/ Security speech impaired, OrSee our website for our egon Relay Services available Security ponumber is 7-1-1. sitions, along with the COCC is an AA/EO 42 reasons to join our employer. team!

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Part-Time Program Director and Full-Time Temporary Instructor for Veterinary Technician Education Provide curriculum development, instruction, and leadership in a newly developing Veterinary Technician program. Part Time Administrative position Winter & Spring 2012 for program development ($19.32 $23.00/hr.) then Fall 2012 becomes Full-time Faculty ($38,209 - $41,449 for 9 mo). Close Jan 5. Financial Aid Advisor Provide specific financial aid and financial management advising to students. Proactively engage students in meetings and presentations regarding types of financial support available including scholarships, federal and state aid, employment and other alternative funding options. $3,195 $3,803/mo. Closes Jan 16 Admissions and Records Office Specialist Provide support for current and prospective students for Admissions, Records and the Web HelpLine. Requires strong customer service skills in person and over the phone, good time management, analytical and organizational skills. $2,173 $2,588/mo. Closes Jan 9 Part-Time Instructors COCC is always looking for talented individuals to teach part-time in a variety of disciplines. Check our web site for instructor needs. All positions pay $500 per load unit (1 LU = 1 class credit), with additional perks.


Jefferson County Job Opportunity Bilingual Crime Victim’s Advocate – District Attorney Office $11.25 to $13.38 per hour DOQ. CLOSING DATE – 01-10-2012 For complete job description and application form go to; click on Human Resources, then Job Opportunities; or call 541-325-5002. Mail completed Jefferson County Application forms to: Jefferson County Human Resources, 66 SE D Street, Suite E, Madras, OR 97741. Jefferson County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT (201100053) – Public Health Division. Bilingual (Spanish) required. Full-time position $2,286 - $3,127 per month for a 172.67 hour work month. Deadline: THURSDAY, 12/29/11. MENTAL HEALTH NURSE I or II (201100026) – Behavioral Health Division. On-call position $19.48 - $32.82 per hour. Deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED. MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST II (201100054) – Child & Family Program, EASA Program, Behavioral Health Division. Full-time position $3,942 - $5,397 per month for a 172.67 hour work month. Deadline: FRIDAY, 01/06/12. MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST III (201100046) – Child & Family Program, Behavioral Health Division. Full-time position $4,715 - $6,333 per month for a 172.67 hour work month. Deadline: DEADLINE DATE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, 01/06/12. PAROLE & PROBATION SUPERVISOR (2011-00049) Community Justice Department, Adult Parole & Probation Division. Full-time position $4,932 $6,626 per month for a 172.67 hour work month. Deadline: FRIDAY, 01/13/12. TO APPLY ONLINE FOR THE ABOVE LISTED POSITIONS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT Deschutes County Personnel Dept, 1300 NW Wall Street, Suite 201, Bend, OR 97701 (541) 388-6553. Deschutes County provides reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. This material will be furnished in alternative format if needed. For hearing impaired, please call TTY/ TDD 711. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


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WARNING Furnished room TV, miThe Bulletin recomcro, fridge, $425 mo. Ref. 541-389-9268 mends you use caution when you proStudios & Kitchenettes vide personal information to compa- Furnished room, TV w/ cable, micro & fridge. nies offering loans or Utils & linens. New credit, especially owners.$145-$165/wk those asking for ad541-382-1885 vance loan fees or companies from out of TURN THE PAGE state. If you have For More Ads concerns or questions, we suggest you The Bulletin consult your attorney or call CONSUMER 631 HOTLINE, Condo/Townhomes 1-877-877-9392. for Rent BANK TURNED YOU DOWN? Private party 1653 NE Lotus #2 will loan on real es- 2 bdrm, 2½ bath 1057 tate equity. Credit, no sq.ft., fully appl. problem, good equity kitchen, W/D, patio, is all you need. Call garage with opener now. Oregon Land $675 mo. + $675 dep. Mortgage 388-4200. incl. w/s/yard care. Call 541-480-4824.


View Unit at The Plaza! (Old Mill District) Move in this month and receive 1 month free. $1725/mo. Shari Abell 541-743-1890. 634

Apt./Multiplex NE Bend !! NO APP FEE !! 2 bdrm, 1 bath $530 & 540

W/D hook-ups & Heat Pump. Carports & Pet Friendly Fox Hollow Apts. (541) 383-3152


LOCAL MONEY:We buy secured trust deeds & note,some hard money Cascade Rental Mgmt. Co. loans. Call Pat Kelley 541-382-3099 ext.13. Need someone to help me with refinancing my farm of 22 years. Judy, 541-388-2706 Call The Bulletin At 541-385-5809. Place Your Ad Or E-Mail At:

Alpine Meadows Townhomes 1, 2 & 3 bdrm apts. Starting at $625. 541-330-0719

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Houses for Rent SW Bend

Winter Specials Studios $400 1 Bdrm $425 • Lots of amenities. • Pet friendly • W/S/G paid


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3 Bdrm, 2 bath, 1300 sq. parts - Mercury ft, all new carpet/paint. OMC rebuilt ma.92 acre lot, dbl. garine motors: 151 rage w/opener, $995, $1595; 3.0 $1895; 480-3393, 610-7803 4.3 (1993), $1995. THE BLUFFS APTS. An Older 2 bdrm, 2 860 541-389-0435 340 Rimrock Way, bath, mfd, 938 sq.ft., Redmond Close to woodstove, quiet .5 Motorcycles & Accessories schools, shopping, 875 acre lot in DRW, on and parks! CRAMPED FOR canal. $795. Watercraft 541-548-8735 CASH? 541-480-3393 or Managed by Use classified to sell 541-610-7803. Ads published in "WaGSL Properties those items you no tercraft" include: KaySmall house, DRW,quiet, longer need. aks, rafts and motor1 acre, no pets/smok648 Call 541-385-5809 ized personal ing, $500mo, $400 dep, Houses for watercrafts. For background screening, "boats" please see Rent General 541-408-0758 Class 870. 659 PUBLISHER'S 541-385-5809 Houses for Rent NOTICE All real estate adverSunriver HARLEY CUSTOM tising in this newspaper is subject to the In River Meadows a 3 2007 Dyna Super 880 Glide FXDI loaded, Fair Housing Act bdrm, 1.5 bath, 1376 Motorhomes all options, bags, which makes it illegal sq. ft., woodstove, exhaust, wheels, 2 to advertise "any brand new carpet/oak helmets, low mi., 2007 Winnebago Tour preference, limitation floors, W/S pd, $795. FD40, 4 slides,400hp beautiful, Must sell, or discrimination 541-480-3393 Cummins, like-new $9995. based on race, color, or 541-610-7803 condition, 5900 miles, 541-408-7908 religion, sex, handifireplace, $189,000 cap, familial status, VILLAGE PROPERTIES 541-408-2367 marital status or na- Sunriver, Three Rivers, PUZZLE IS ON PAGE E2 La Pine. Great Selectional origin, or an inA-Class Hurricane by tion. Prices range tention to make any 881 882 885 Four Winds 32’, from $425 Harley Davidson such preference, 2007, 12K mi, cherry $2000/mo. View our Ultra Classic 2008 Travel Trailers Fifth Wheels Canopies & Campers limitation or discrimiwood, leather,queen, Too many upnation." Familial sta- full inventory online at sleeps 6, 2 slides, 2 Komfort 27’ 2006, Like grades to list, imLance-Legend 990 tus includes children COACHMAN 1997 TVs, 2 roof airs, jacks, 1-866-931-1061 maculate cond., new,used 4x,fiberglass, 11’3" 1998, w/ext-cab, under the age of 18 Catalina 5th wheel camera, new cond., clean, 15K miles. 14’ slide-out,2 TV’s,CD/ exc. cond., generator, living with parents or 687 23’, slide, new tires, non-smoker, new DVD surround sound. $14,900 solar-cell, large refrig, legal custodians, Commercial for extra clean, below 21” awning, couch w/ lower price, $54,900 541-693-3975 AC, micro., magic fan, pregnant women, and book. $6,500. queen hideabed, AC, OBO. 541-548-5216. Rent/Lease bathroom shower, people securing cus541-548-1422. heavy duty hitch, night/ removable carpet, tody of children under daylight shades, pwr locustom windows, out18. This newspaper Office/Warehouse front jack, & more! A-Class Hurricane by cated in SE Bend. Up door shower/awning will not knowingly ac$19,000 541-382-6731 Four Winds 32’, to 30,000 sq.ft., comset-up for winterizing, cept any advertising 2007, 12K mi, cherry petitive rate, elec. jacks, CD/stefor real estate which is wood, leather,queen, SPRINGDALE 2005 541-382-3678. reo/4’ stinger. $9500. in violation of the law. sleeps 6, 2 slides, 2 27’, has eating area Bend, 541.279.0458 Our readers are Price Reduced - 2010 693 TVs, 2 roof airs, jacks, slide, A/C and heat, hereby informed that Custom Harley camera, new cond., new tires, all con- Companion 26’ 1992, Ofice/Retail Space all dwellings adverDNA Pro-street swing tents included, bednon-smoker, new Done RV’ing, nontised in this newspafor Rent arm frame, Ultima ding towels, cooking lower price, $54,900 smoker, exc. cond, per are available on 107, Ultima 6-spd and eating utensils. OBO. 541-548-5216. some extras incl., an equal opportunity An Office with bath, over $23,000 in parts Great for vacation, $4500, 503-951-0447, basis. To complain of various sizes and loalone; 100s of man fishing, hunting or Redmond discrimination call cations from $200 per hours into custom fabWhen ONLY the BEST living! $15,500 HUD toll-free at month, including utilirication. Priced for will do! 541-408-3811 1-800-877-0246. The ties. 541-317-8717 quick sale, now, 2003 Lance 1030 Detoll free telephone $15,000 OBO luxe Model Camper, number for the hear- Approximately 1800 541-408-3317 loaded, phenomenal sq. ft., perfect for ofing impaired is condition. $17,500. fice or church. South Beaver Patriot 2000, 1-800-927-9275. 2007 Dodge 6.7 end of Bend. Ample Walnut cabinets, so2010 Cougar 276RLS, lrg Cummins Diesel 3500 parking. $575. lar, Bose, Corian, tile, Rented your propslide, loaded with 4x4 long bed, 58K mi, 541-408-2318. 4 door fridge., 1 slide, Honda VT700 erty? The Bulletin amenities, like new, $34,900. Or buy as W/D. $85,000 Springdale 29’ 2007, Shadow 1984, 23K, $24,995. 541-593-6303 Classifieds unit, $48,500. 541-215-5355 many new parts, slide,Bunkhouse style, has an "After Hours" 541-331-1160 Real Estate battery charger, sleeps 7-8, excellent Line. Call good condition, condition, $16,900, 541-383-2371 24 For Sale $3000 OBO. 541-390-2504 hours to Autos & 541-382-1891 cancel your ad!

Duplex close to downtown, 2 bdrm, hardwood, gas fireplace, Business Opportunities W/D, garage, storage, W/G, yard incl. No 650 KAWASAKI 750 2005 WARNING The Bulletin smoking/ pets. $700+ like new, 2400 miles, Beaver Santiam 2002, Houses for Rent recommends that you dep. 541-382-0088. 40’, 2 slides, 48K, stored 5 years. New NE Bend investigate every immaculate, 330 battery, sports shield, 745 phase of investment First Month’s Rent Free Cummins diesel, Sprinter 272RLS, 2009 shaft drive, $3400 Homes for Sale 130 NE 6th, 2/1, 1/1, 1657 NE Carson Way opportunities, espe$63,500 OBO, must firm. 541-447-6552. 29’, weatherized, like W/S/G pd, onsite $200 off 1st mo., cially those from sell.541-504-0874 new, furnished & laundry, no pets, BANK OWNED HOMES! 3/2, wood fireplace, out-of-state or offered 865 ready to go, incl WineFREE List w/Pics! $495 - $525. fenced yard. $995 by a person doing Gulfstream Scenic ATVs gard Satellite dish, CR Property Mgmt CR Property Mgmt business out of a loCruiser 36 ft. 1999, $28,800. 541-420-9964 bend and beyond real estate 541-318-1414 541-318-1414 cal motel or hotel. InCummins 330 hp. die20967 yeoman, bend or vestment offerings sel, 42K, 1 owner, 13 must be registered $99 Move in Special! A Nice 3 bdrm, 1.75 bath, in. kitchen slide out, NOTICE: 1428 sq.ft.,wood stove, with the Oregon Denew tires,under cover, All real estate adver1, 2 & 3 bdrms fenced yard, RV parkpartment of Finance. hwy. miles only,4 door tised here in is subw/d hookups, ing, 2.5 acres, $995, We suggest you confridge/freezer iceject to the Federal Polaris 330 Trail patios or decks. 541-480-3393, 610-7803. sult your attorney or maker, W/D combo, Fair Housing Act, Bosses (2), used Mountain Glen call CONSUMER Interbath tub & Viking Legend 2465ST which makes it illegal very little, like new, 541-383-9313 Model 540 2002, exc. When buying a home, HOTLINE, shower, 50 amp. proto advertise any pref$1800 ea. 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GENERATE SOME excitement in your neig- Kit Sportsman 26ft. 1997, camp trailer, borhood. Plan a gasolar panel, catalytic rage sale and don't heater, furnace, sleep forget to advertise in 6-7, self contained, classified! 385-5809. good cond., a must see. $4500. 541-388-6846.


Fleetwood Wilderness 36’ 2005 4 slides, rear bdrm, fireplace, AC, W/D hkup beautiful unit! $30,500. 541-815-2380

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Aircraft, Parts & Service Komfort 24’ 1999, 6’ slide, fully loaded,never used since buying, $9700, 541-923-0854. Montana 30’ 2006, 2 slides, exc. cond., Blue book $24,000, asking $23,000, 503-406-2334

1/3 interest in Columbia 400, located at Sunriver. $138,500. Call 541-647-3718

1/3 interest in wellequipped IFR Beech Bonanza A36, loMontana 34’ 2003, 2 cated KBDN. $55,000. slides, exc. cond. 541-419-9510 throughout, arctic winter pkg., new Executive Hangar 10-ply tires, W/D at Bend Airport ready, $25,000, (KBDN) 541-948-5793 60’ wide x 50’ deep, w/55’ wide x 17’ high bi-fold door. Natural gas heat, office, bathroom. Parking for 6 cars. Adjacent to Frontage Rd; great visibility for aviation MONTANA 3585 2008, bus. exc. cond., 3 slides, 541-948-2126 king bed, lrg LR, Arctic insulation, all opT-Hangar for rent tions $37,500. at Bend airport. 541-420-3250 Call 541-382-8998. 916

Trucks & Heavy Equipment Pilgrim 27’, 2007 5th wheel, 1 slide, AC, TV,full awning, excellent shape, $23,900. 541-350-8629 1982 INT. Dump with Arborhood, 6k on rebuilt 392, truck refurbished, has 330 gal. water tank with pump and hose. Everything works, $8,500 OBO. Road Ranger 1985, 541-977-8988 catalytic & A/C, Fully self contained, $3400, 541-389-8315 MUST SELL GMC 6000 dump 885 truck 1990. 7 yard Canopies & Campers bed, low mi., good condition, new tires! ONLY $3500 OBO. 541-593-3072 1978 Dynacruiser 9½’ camper, fully selfcontained, no leaks, clean, everything works, must see! Will fit 65” tailgate open- GMC Ventura 3500 1986, refrigerated, ing. $2500 firm. w/6’x6’x12’ box, has 541-420-6846 2 sets tires w/rims., 1250 lb. lift gate, Look at: new engine, $4,500, for Complete Listings of 541-389-6588, ask Area Real Estate for Sale for Bob.











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Chevrolet Corvette 1967 Convertible with removable hard top. #'s matching, 4 speed, 327-350 hp, black leather interior. $58,500 541-306-6290


12 ft. Hydraulic dump trailer w/extra sides, dual axle, steel ramps, spare tire, tarp, excellent condition. $6500 firm. 541-419-6552

For Memorial 70 Monte Carlo All original, beautiful, car, completely new suspension and brake system, plus extras. Chevy Wagon 1957, $4000 OBO. 4-dr. , complete, 541-593-3072 $15,000 OBO, trades, please call 541-420-5453.

Big Tex Landscaping/ ATV Trailer, dual axle flatbed, 7’x16’, 7000 lb. GVW, all steel, $1400. 541-382-4115, or 541-280-7024. Need help ixing stuff around the house? Call A Service Professional and ind the help you need.


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Chevy Corvette Coupe 2006, 8,471 orig miles, 1 owner, always garaged, red, 2 tops, auto/paddle shift, LS-2, Corsa exhaust, too many options to list, pristine car, $37,500. Serious only, call 541-504-9945

Chrysler 300 Coupe 1967, 440 engine, auto. trans, ps, air, frame on rebuild, repainted original blue, original blue interior, original hub caps, exc. chrome, asking $9000 or make offer. 541-385-9350.

Chevy Chevelle 1967, 283 & Powerglide, very clean, quality updates, $21,000, 541-420-1600

Nissan King Cab 1991, parting out, has front end damage, $300 all, or part.541-489-6150

Chrysler SD 4-Door 1930, CDS Royal Standard, 8-cylinder, body is good, needs some restoration, runs, taking bids, 541-383-3888, 541-815-3318

We Buy Scrap! Auto & 1950 CHEVY CLUB COUPE, Cobalt Blue, Truck Batteries, up to Great condition, runs $10. Buying junk cars well, lots of spare & trucks, up to $500, parts. $9995. Call & scrap metal! 541-419-7828 Call 541-408-1090

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*** Chevy Gladiator CHECK YOUR AD 1993, great shape, Please check your ad great mileage, full International Flat on the first day it runs pwr., all leather, Bed Pickup 1963, 1 to make sure it is corauto, 4 captains ton dually, 4 spd. rect. Sometimes inchairs, fold down trans., great MPG, structions over the bed, fully loaded, could be exc. wood phone are mis$3950 OBO, call hauler, runs great, understood and an error 541-536-6223. new brakes, $1950. can occur in your ad. 541-419-5480. If this happens to your Chrysler Town & Country ad, please contact us 2003, 156k,good cond., the first day your ad Toyota 4x4 1989, 5spd, $3900, 541-617-3847 appears and we will 4-cyl, X-cab w/ bench be happy to fix it seat, 68K miles on as soon as we can. engine, new util box & Deadlines are: Weekbedliner, 4 extra tires days 12:00 noon for w/rims, Kenwood CD, Dodge Grand Caranext day, Sat. 11:00 AudioBahn speakers, van SXT 2005: a.m. for Sunday; Sat. new paint, exc. cond. StoNGo, 141k miles, 12:00 for Monday. If in & out, must see, power doors/trunk we can assist you, $5700. 541-385-4790 $7850. please call us: Call 541-639-9960 935 541-385-5809 The Bulletin Classified Sport Utility Vehicles Nissan Quest 1996 *** 150k, $4900; Ford 4-WHEELER’S OR Windstar 1995 138k, HUNTER’S SPECIAL! you will like what you Jeep 4-dr wagon, 1987 see, bring money, 4x4, silver, nice $1900. Close to wheels, 183K, lots of Costco.Phone Bob, miles left yet! Off-road Sr. 541-318-9999, or or on. Under $1000. Sam, son Chevrolet 2007 dually, Call 541-318-9999 or 541-815-3639. less than 19,000 541-815-3639. Free trip to DC for original miles, 4 wheel Free trip to D.C. WWII vets. drive, chipped to adfor WWII Vets! just horsepower. Non975 smoking rig. Hidden Automobiles ball hitch. $31,500. 541-382-9435 CHEVY AUDI QUATTRO SUBURBAN LT CABRIOLET 2004, 2005, low miles., extra nice, low milegood tires, new age, heated seats, brakes, moonroof new Michelins, all wheel drive, Reduced to Chevy 1988, 3/4-Ton $12,995 $15,750 4X4, X-Cab, longbed, 503-635-9494. 541-389-5016. extra tires/rims, $3200, 541-389-8315. Audi S4 2005, 4.2 Avant Quattro, tiptronic, premium & winter wheels & tires, Bilstein Chevy Tahoe 2003 pwr. shocks, coil over drs, windows, driver's springs, HD anti Chevy 4x4 1970, short seat; CD; tow pkg; sway, APR exhaust, wide box, canopy, upgraded wheels; 3rd K40 radar, dolphin 30K mi on premium row seats; cloth; 1 gray, ext. warranty, 350 motor; RV cam, owner;166K;exc.cond, 56K, garaged, electronic ignition, tow $9900. 360-701-9462 $30,000. pkg, new paint/detail541-593-2227 ing inside & out, 1 owner since 1987. Chevy Tahoe LT 2001, Taupe, very $4500. 541-923-5911 BMW 525i 2004 clean, 102K miles, 1 New body style, Chevy S10 4x4, 1985, owner, garaged, Steptronic auto., extended cab, AT, maint. records procold-weather pack$1500. 541-848-0004 vided, new brakes, age, premium packnew battery, extra age, heated seats, tires incl., lots of exextra nice. $14,995. tras, $9500, 503-635-9494. 541-504-4224 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4, 2001 quad cab, Buick Regal Grand Sport 360 V8, less than 50K Explorer 1998, V-8, 1999, 140k, loaded with 150k $3,800 or make orig miles, must see it all for the persnickety offer. 541-549-1544 to appreicate! $9300 fun-car lover. This car obo. 541-350-4417 in perfect condition is

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*** CHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad Ford Mustang Conon the first day it runs vertible LX 1989, V8 to make sure it is corengine, white w/red rect. Sometimes ininterior, 44K mi., exc. structions over the cond., $5995, phone are misunder541-389-9188. stood and an error can occur in your ad. Ford Taurus Wagon ‘00, 105K,seats 7,exc cond, If this happens to your $3900, 541-617-3847 ad, please contact us the first day your ad Lexus ES330 2004, appears and we will 74K mi, FWD, auto, be happy to fix it as handles well in winter, soon as we can. heated lthr front seats, Deadlines are: Weekdual temp controls days 12:00 noon for front & rear , automatic next day, Sat. 11:00 windows / doorlocks, a.m. for Sunday; Sat. sunroof; keyless en12:00 for Monday. If try, new tires, chrome we can assist you, wheels, non-smkrs, gray int/ext, $14,000 please call us: obo. 541-389-4037 541-385-5809 The Bulletin Classified Chevy Corvette 1988 4-spd manual with 3-spd O/D. Sharp, loaded, 2 tops, (tinted & metal. New AC, water pump, brake & Mazda Speed 3, 2007, black, orig owner, gaclutch, master cylinraged, non-smoker. der & clutch slave cyl. Great cond, 77K mi, $6500 OBO. $12,500. 541-610-5885 541-419-0251.

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ing $3000 to allow you FIAT 1800 1978 5-spd, to bring it up to perfecFord Excursion door panels w/flowers tion or drive it to NYC 2005, 4WD, diesel, & hummingbirds, as is! Call Bob, exc. cond., $24,000, white soft top & hard 541-318-9999 or Sam, call 541-923-0231. top, Reduced! $5,500, 541-815-3639. 541-317-9319 or Ford F150 XLT 4x4, 2000 nice truck, ext cab Jeep Grand Cherokee 541-647-8483 w/canopy, loaded, 5.4L, 1994, 4WD, black w/ Ford Mustang Coupe AT, 200K mainly hwy grey leather, loaded, miles, tow pkg, $6750. 1966, original owner, auto, 5.3L, 65% tread 541-815-9939 V8, automatic, great on tires w/2 extras, shape, $9000 OBO. great cond., 153K+ 530-515-8199 mi., $3000, 541-550-7328. Ford F-250 1986, Lariat, x-cab, 2WD, auto, gas or propane, 20K orig. mi., 1000 1000 1000 1000 new tires, $5000, Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices 541-480-8009. accepted by the ona one year time Nissan Xterra S - 4x4 LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE line wait list system frame, applicants will 2006, AT, 76K, good IN THE CIRCUIT for processing. be processed in the all-weather tires, Housing Works will COURT OF THE Families may request order of their Waiting $13,500 obo. open the Housing STATE OF OREGON paper applications as List position. If se858-345-0084 Choice Voucher FOR THE COUNTY OF a reasonable accomlected, the conclusion DESCHUTES Waiting List on Janumodation. Reasonof one year, if funding ary 9th - 13th, 2012. able accommodahas not been alloFord F250 SuperDuty In the Matter of Applicants are asked tions must be in cated, a new Waiting Crew Cab 2008, diethe Estate to apply for the wait writing and may be List will be opened sel, low mi., Almost of list online at granted should an inand previous applievery option, heated NORMAN LAWRENCE Mercury Monterrey dividual have barriers cants must reapply. power seats, sun roof, Porsche Cayenne 2004, SPELHAUG,, m/OR034. Central 1965, Exc. All original, to completing the onFor further informaLeer topper, etc. Deceased. Oregon Community 86k, immac.,loaded, 4-dr. sedan, in storline application. tion please contact $37,499 OBO. Call Service Agencies may dealer maint, $19,500. age last 15 yrs., 390 Housing Works at 541-306-7835. No. 11PB0141 assist their clients in The Housing Choice 503-459-1580. High Compression 541-923-1018. HousVoucher Program filling out the online Ford F350 2005, 4X4, engine, new tires & liing Works does not provides rental assisNOTICE TO application form. Toyota FJ-40 Crew Cab, Lariat, new cense, reduced to discriminate on the tance for low-income INTERESTED Upon request, Houstires, batteries, extras, Landcruiser $2850, 541-410-3425. basis of race, color, households that meet PERSONS ing Works staff will 48K mi., perfect cond., 1966, 350 Chev, national origin, reliincome eligibility reprovide technical asasking $29,500, Downey conversion, gion, sex, physical or quirements. This is a NOTICE IS HEREBY sistance for clients 541-419-4890 4-spd, 4” lift, 33’s, mental disability or lottery to be placed GIVEN that the unfilling out the online three tops! $6500 familial status. onto the Waiting List. dersigned has been application. Pre-appliFord Ranger XLT OBO. 541-388-2875. Should funding beappointed personal cations must be com2002, 4WD, exc. come available within representative of the plete in order to be cond., tow pkg, PW, above estate. All per940 Plymouth Barracuda camper shell, good 1000 1000 1000 sons having claims Vans 1966, original car! 300 studded tires, 100K against the estate are Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices hp, 360 V8, centermi., $7150, required to present lines, (Original 273 541-280-7910 them to the underCHEVY ASTRO EXT LEGAL NOTICE eng & wheels incl.) signed personal rep1993 AWD mini van, TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE 541-593-2597 resentative within four Reference is made to that certain trust deed made by Crown Equity, Inc., 3 seats, rear barn (4) months after the doors, white, good as grantor, to Pacific Northwest Title, as trustee, in favor of South Valley VW BAJA BUG date of first publicatires/wheels. Pretty Bank & Trust, as beneficiary, dated June 9, 2004, recorded on June 11, 1974 1776cc ention of this notice, at interior, clean, no GMC ½-ton Pickup, 2004, in the Records of Deschutes County, Oregon, and/or as Instrument gine. New: shocks, 900 SW Fifth Avenue, rips or tears. Drives 1972, LWB, 350hi No. 2004-34555, covering the following described real property situated in tires, disc brakes, Suite 2600, Portland, exc! $2950. Free motor, mechanically that country and state, to-wit: Unit Twenty-eight (28), interior paint, flat Oregon 97204-1268 trip to D.C. for WWII A-1, interior great; WILDFLOWER/SUNRIVER II, Stage I recorded December 15, 1978 in black. $4900 OBO; or such claims may be Vets! (541) body needs some Cabinet B, Page 554, in the County of Deschutes, State of Oregon, toover $7000 invested. barred. All persons 318-9999 or TLC. $4000 OBO. gether with an undivided interest in and to the common elements apper541-322-9529. whose rights may be (541) 815-3639 Call 541-382-9441 taining to said Unit as set forth in Declaration of Unit Ownership, recorded affected by the proDecember 15, 1978, in Book 289, Page 906, Deed Records, in the office ceedings in this esof the County Clerk of Deschutes County, Oregon. Both the beneficiary tate may obtain addiand the trustee have elected to sell the real property to satisfy the obligational information from tions secured by the trust deed and a notice of default has been recorded the records of the pursuant to Oregon Revised Statutes 86.735(3); the default for which the court, the personal foreclosure is made in grantor's failure to pay when due the following representative or the sums: 1) Monthly payments of $1,081.66 for the months of April through attorneys for the perJuly 2011, plus monthly payments thereafter of $1,052.37; 2) Late paysonal representative. ment fees of $171.40, plus $41.39 per month for August 2011 and thereDATED and first pubafter, and, 3) Homeowner association fees for Sunriver/Wildflower Conlished this 25th day of dominium Association Phases I, II & III, as set forth in Deschutes County December, 2011. Circuit Court Judgment Case #CV11-0134. By reason of the default just described, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation Geoffrey H. Swett secured by the trust deed immediately due and payable, those sums be7011 N. Chaparral Ave. ing the following, to-wit: $136,602.31, plus interest of $3,005.90 to August Tucson, AZ 85718 1, 2011, plus interest thereafter at the rate set forth in the Promissory Note Telephone: until paid, late fees, appraisal fees, title report fees, attorney fees, trustee 520-299-0075 fees and other costs of foreclosure and advances incurred by the benefiPersonal ciary. WHEREFORE, notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee Representative will on January 31, 2012, at the hour of 11:30 o'clock, AM in accord with Michele E. 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n my first trip to North Korea in 1989, I made a nuisance of myself by randomly barging into private homes. I wanted to see how ordinary North Koreans actually live, and people were startled but hospitable. The most surprising thing I found was The Loudspeaker affixed to a wall in each home. In the morning, it awakens the household with propaganda (in his first golf outing, Comrade Kim Jong Il shoots five holesin-one!). It blares like that all day. The Loudspeaker underscores that North Korea is not just another dictatorship but, perhaps, the most totalitarian country ever. Stalin and Mao were murderous but low-tech; the Kim family added complex systems of repression. Anyone disabled is considered an eyesore, for example. So people with disabilities are often expelled from the capital. Government propaganda is shameless. During a famine, news media warned starving citizens against overeating by recounting the cautionary tale of a man who ate his fill, and then exploded. Once in North Korea, I stopped in a rural area to interview two high school girls at random. They were friendly, if startled. So was I when they started speaking simultaneously and repeating political lines in perfect unison. They could have been robots. What do we make of this country? For Americans, a starting point should be to recognize some failures of American policy. A few lessons: Don’t assume that the end of the regime is imminent. I’ve been covering North Korea since 1987, and outsiders have always been whispering about rumored uprisings or suggesting that the government is on its last legs. Yes, North Korea’s regime could collapse tomorrow — or it could stagger along for another 20 years. The “Great Successor” Kim Jong Un could outlast President Barack Obama. Don’t assume that everybody detests the regime. All those North Koreans crying because of Kim Jong Il’s death? Their grief is probably sincere. In conversations with North Korean defectors, I’m struck by how many lambaste the Kim regime but add that their relatives left behind still believe in it — because they know nothing else. Faith and fear combine to keep people in line. In a book about North Korea, Bradley Martin tells how one of Kim Jong Il’s aides told his wife about his boss’s womanizing. The wife truly believed in the basic decency of the North Korean system and wrote to the leadership to protest the debauchery. The letter was passed on to Kim Jong Il, who brought the woman in front of a crowd and denounced her. Her own husband then stepped forward, pleading to be allowed to execute her. This request was granted, and the husband then shot his wife to death. Don’t try to isolate North Korea. The West has reacted to North Korean’s nuclear program by sanctioning and isolating the country. But isolation has mostly backfired. It’s one of the things that keeps the Kim family in power, and we’re helping enforce it. Moreover, economic pain is not going to destroy the regime. In the mid-1990s, perhaps 1 million people died in famine, and the regime was unhurt. U.S. officials blame China for coddling North Korea, but at least Beijing has a strategy. It is to encourage the Kim regime to replicate the reform policies that transformed China itself. These days, Chinese traders, cellphones, DVDs and CDs are already common in border areas of North Korea, doing more to undermine Kim rule than any policy of the United States. There are no good solutions. But let’s take advantage of the leadership transition to try a dose of outreach. If we can inch toward diplomatic relations, trade and people-to-people exchanges, we’re not rewarding a monstrous regime. We just might be digging its grave. — Nicholas Kristof is a columnist for The New York Times. John Costa’s column will return.

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Abe Pollin and Melvin Cohen, seated at center, are pictured with students and teachers of Seat Pleasant Elementary School in Seat Pleasant, Md., circa 1988/1989. Pollin and Cohen gifted 59 fifth-graders with scholarships to achieve a college education.

For a chosen class, both pride and pain • In 1988, 59 students were given the promise of college scholarships. What has become of them? Editor’s note: This story looks back on the fate of 59 Washington, D.C., fifth-graders who were given an extraordinary gift: the promise of a college education paid for by two wealthy businessmen. By Paul Schwartzman The Washington Post

illiam Smith heard the knock on the glass and rolled his wheelchair toward the sliding door. He pushed aside the blanket covering the window and saw Rudolph Norris, his old friend from high school, and another man who looked familiar. Darone? Damn, William thought. Darone Robinson. How long had it been since they had seen each other? It was the fall of 2010; high school had ended 15 years earlier. The men hugged, and Rudolph and Darone stepped into William’s Northwest Washington, D.C., apartment, the dirty walls covered with posters of Al Pacino as Scarface and President Obama in sunglasses. A Bible sat on a shelf by the front door. The tiled floor was bare to make it easier for William to get around. The men opened beers and traded memories of those years at Seat Pleasant Elementa-


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William Smith sits outside his Washington, D.C., apartment June 11. Smith lives in public housing. He lost his ability to walk after he was stabbed multiple times in a dance club when he was a teenager.

Seat Pleasant Dreamers All ............................................................. 59 Graduated from high school .................. 44 Got GED ..................................................... 5 Attended trade school............................. 13 Graduated from trade school ................. 12 Attended college ..................................... 37 Graduated from college ...........................11 Source: Project coordinator Tracy Proctor and Washington Post interviews

ry and Hyattsville Middle and Northwestern High, the questions about the Dreamers spilling out faster than the answers. Have you seen Mr. Proctor? What’s happening with Jeffery? All of them shared not just a history but a part in an ambitious social experiment. As children, they’d been promised college scholarships to help liberate them from the poverty and crime that too often plagued their families and their Prince George’s County neighborhoods. Now they were in their 30s, old enough to consider what that experiment had accomplished and how it had changed them. William Smith had run into Rudolph in recent years and knew that he’d been in the Army and was working as an electrician. William described himself as a rap artist and a hustler, making money any way he could. He’d dropped out of high school in his senior year, and his mother used to say that he wouldn’t have ended up paralyzed if he had been more serious about his studies, an assertion that still angers him years later. “Ma!” he told her. “If you hadn’t been so strict and let me breathe, I wouldn’t have been out there in the ’hood getting involved with all those people.” William likes to think he will walk again someday. “Gonna get up out of this chair,” he often says, showing friends how he can make his legs move, if ever so slightly. His smile is

Ponloeu Le, left, looks for illegal drugs during a night shift on May 13 for the Prince George’s County Police Department. Le, among the 59 students offered an educational gift, first thought he might want to be a lawyer.

still easy, but some of his teeth are crooked or missing, and his eyes are bloodshot. On his right biceps is a tattoo of a wheelchair with a dagger plunged through the seat, and the words “Judgement Day.” Darone had gone the furthest of the three of them, graduating from Morgan State in 2002. He was married and working as a customer service rep at Pepco. He wore suits to the office on days when he had meetings, and he was comfortable in them. But he wanted William to know that he was still the same Darone, no better than anyone else just because he had a diploma and a house and a job. “Just because a lot of dreams don’t come true, don’t mean you give up,” William said. He raised his bottle. “To the Dreamers,” he said. “To the ones who are here.” The questions followed the Seat Pleasant 59 through elementary, middle and high school: Would they graduate? Would attention and hundreds of thousands of dollars in financial assistance from two wealthy businessmen help them achieve the kind of success that had eluded their parents? See Legacy / F6

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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus Editor’s Note: The following editorial, written by Francis P. Church, first appeared in The New York Sun in 1897. It was an immediate sensation, and became one of the most famous editorials ever written.


e take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faith-

ful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, “If you see it in The Sun, it’s so.â€? Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus? ‌ Virginia O’Hanlon Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours, man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! How dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The external light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished. Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies.

You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if you did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world. You tear apart the baby’s rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. No Santa Claus? Thank God he lives and lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay 10 times 10,000 years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!

Group represses religion in Prineville By Sterling Respass re we now so divisive in thought and disrespectful of others that we allow large organizations, based in other locales, to control or monopolize individual rights all across the country — be it small town, large metropolitan area, or even another state? I cannot envision that our Founding Fathers would have ever imagined that this was meant in “the separation of church and state� — that an organization in another state (Wisconsin) can control religious thought or expression within the small town of Prineville. A town so small in this state and country that this organization can make it tremble with litigation, which would place most small communities or municipalities in deeper financial debt currently experienced throughout this state and country. Don’t they have larger fish to fry? And, for what purpose? To have control of the minority religious view within that small town and to disrupt the spirit of what Christmas is all about for all, whether those folks believe or not. Who really is being so hurt emotionally or physically that they cannot feel some hope, love for others and good tidings during Christmastime?


IN MY VIEW As a veteran, who has served for this country, I can understand and appreciate that anyone can object to another’s religious thought, but to totally suppress thought through our liberal court system and with litigation that would financially cripple that local area further taxing those in Prineville really tromps the whole idea behind the democratic process. Most veterans served this country to protect all rights, not just the few — and not to suppress thought or expression of those rights. I was taught that suppression of ideas or thought was more of a radical point of view used by the few to control the majority. However, most of the veterans I’ve met, and been a part of their kinship, proudly served believing partly in the protection of the democratic process. I am only one who, like so many others in this economy, struggles to continue to survive financially. One, who is not an attorney or of any authority serving in local government, not being a complete authority on the Constitution. I may be just an ordinary John or Jane Doe citizen, part of the unaccountable or accountable unemployed

individuals who wants to work and continue to be a part of the rebuilding of our economy, as in times past, or one who may be employed that is struggling from paycheck to paycheck trying to keep up and be fiscally responsible. It’s amazing to me how large organizations can get so wrapped up in their charge that they can even think that some religious expression in another area is so important in the face of the total picture. During Christmastime, I feel positive, even in my circumstances, because of the hope that things will improve. Take this hope away because an organization wants to tromp a religious thought or expression, and what are they doing but taking away that hope — from not only me, but many others. Why can’t we just let the governance of local communities be the result of the local democratic process? Are we so afraid of the acceptance of expression or thought and the democratic process that we now allow groups from other areas to stomp on the rights of those within the local communities? Where else can you go in the world and see the minority controlling expression and thought of the majority? Only in America. — Sterling Respass lives in Bend.

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Does the Christmas story speak to all Americans? By David O’Brien hristmas tree or “holiday tree�? Manger scenes on public property or a “naked public square�? These are long-standing American arguments, historically associated with the desire of religious communities to receive visible public acceptance and respect. Most of us who are Christian take pains to say “Merry Christmas� to fellow Christians and “Happy Holidays� to those who have other or no religious commitments. Yet we get irritated when public officials, seeking to respect all of us, call the Christmas tree a “holiday tree,� as did Rhode Island’s governor this year. All of us want our religious beliefs to be respected, not just in our own church, mosque or synagogue but also in the communities we share with others, and so we argue about trees and mangers. In dealing with Christmas questions, our courts are just as confused. The U.S. Supreme Court allows manger scenes outside of public buildings, but not inside. Christian displays are OK as long


as they’re accompanied by “secular� symbols like Santa Claus and reindeer. Consider the difficulty posed by the common-sense suggestion that Christian symbols should be allowed as long as other religious groups can display their symbols. Then ask what should be done about religious groups who profess beliefs that may be at odds with human rights, such as polygamists, or those who engage in practices that endanger the health and safety of themselves or others, such as the use of illegal drugs. They should be disallowed, most of us say, little noticing that we thus endow government agencies with the task of deciding between acceptable and unacceptable religious beliefs and practices. Push the courts to resolve such questions and we risk creating Richard John Neuhaus’s “naked public square,� devoid of any expression of our shared cultural values that rise from religious roots. So far, we have done better by welcoming religious pluralism and occasionally blurring

the boundaries between government and religion, with ubiquitous Christmas trees, commissioning clergy as military officers and allowing “conscience� exceptions to delivering medical care and social services based on religious beliefs. For those of us who are Christian, there are many important questions: Should Christmas be both a Christian and a national holiday? We acknowledge with other holidays that there is something sacred about our national community, our founding, our veterans and the abundance for which we give thanks. And, when we look around the world, is there not something sacred about our desire to be “one nation, under God� even as we argue over what to call trees with colored lights? As he lit our national tree this year, President Barack Obama said the Christmas story “speaks to a hope we share as a people.� Does it? That depends in part on what we Christians say to our fellow Americans as we mark Christmas, whether the manger scene is on public proper-

ty or in front of a church. Do we say that our Christmas story comes from the Jews, and that while it inspires us as Christians, it is also about everything and everybody? The baby, a person like us, is also Emmanuel or “God with us.� His coming required the “yes� of a young Jewish woman and the cooperation of a remarkably trusting man. Those shepherds suggest that our God chooses the company of poor and marginal people. The “wise men� represent all of us who seek the truth with open hearts; notice that they returned home without becoming Jews, much less Christians. And what does this story tell us about God? Boston College theologian Michael Himes says that the truth revealed in Jesus is that “love� is the best word we have for God. The word “love� names the reality that lies just beyond the horizon of our consciousness. President Obama got the Christmas story right at the national tree lighting: “Tonight we celebrate a story that is as beautiful as it is simple. The story of a child born

far from home to parents guided only by faith but who would ultimately spread a message that has endured for more than 2,000 years — that no matter who we are or where we are from, we are each called to love one another as brother and sister.� That is a message that speaks to all Americans. So the tree is a shared American symbol of solidarity that draws on the Christian story to enrich our common life. In the same way, the manger is a Christian story of community that we hope enriches our entire human family. The sometimes-conflicted questions of what we call the tree and where we put the crib are important but secondary. The big question, for all of us, as for Mary and Joseph, is whether or not, despite all evidence to the contrary, faith, hope and most of all, love, are truths by which we can live. Joseph and Mary took the risk of saying yes. Perhaps we can invite each other to do the same and consider the possibility of love. — David O’Brien is a professor of faith and culture at the University of Dayton.




2 September days to remember T

wo terrible September days sum up the first decade of the new American millennium. The first, of course, was Sept. 11, 2001. Osama bin Laden’s suicide terrorists that morning hit the Pentagon, knocked down the World Trade Center, killed 3,000 Americans, and left 16 acres of ash in Manhattan and $1 trillion in economic losses in their wake. Two invasions into Afghanistan and Iraq followed — along with a more nebulous third “war on terror” against Islamic radicalism. America was soon torn apart over both the causes and the proper reaction to the attacks. The Left often cited America’s foreign interventions and Middle East policies as provocations. And it soon bitterly opposed the second war in Iraq, and even more adamantly decried the antiterrorism protocols that followed 9/11. The Right countered that only unwarranted hatred of the U.S. prompted the carnage. The best way, then, to prevent more Islamic terrorism was to go on the offensive abroad against regimes that sponsored terrorism, whether the Taliban or Saddam Hussein. New security protocols and laws at home were likewise needed to prevent another major terrorist onslaught. But a decade later, the unforeseen happened. More than 30 major attempts to trump the 9/11 attacks

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON have all failed. Across the globe, radical Islam is in disarray. The U.S. military killed bin Laden. His successor, Ayman al-Zawahiri, remains in hiding. The Arab world’s two most prominent murderous lunatics, Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gadhafi, are dead. Middle East theocracies and dictatorships have either fallen or now totter. For all our internal bickering, the Obama administration continued almost all of George W. Bush’s antiterrorism policies. Guantanamo is still open. The Patriot Act remains in effect. Predator drone assassinations have increased tenfold. The subject of military tribunals, renditions and preventative detention now elicits yawns. For Vice President Joe Biden, the Iraq war would prove his administration’s “great achievement.” For President Obama, another former opponent of the war, the effort to remove Saddam Hussein and to foster constitutional government in his place was an “extraordinary achievement” — one in which America birthed “a sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq, with a representative government that was elected by

its people.” George W. Bush could not have said it better. On quite a different day seven years later — Sept. 14, 2008 — the huge investment firm Lehman Brothers declared that it was broke, as the subprime mortgage industry collapsed like a house of cards. The stock market continued a plunge that had begun a year earlier, with the market losing nearly half of its value from September 2007 to December 2008. Eventually, some $8 trillion worth of Americans’ home and retirement equity was wiped out. The Left blamed the innate greed of Wall Street, whose modern buccaneers had recklessly endangered the banking system in search of obscene billion-dollar profits. The Right placed greater blame on the federal government, whose unhinged effort to ensure everyone the chance to buy a home resulted in guarantees for phony mortgage loans that could not be honored and should never have been written. Yet three years later, there is general agreement over what followed from Sept. 14. The American financial system survived. In contrast, Europe’s probably will not as we once knew it. Both Democrats and Republicans are now talking about saving money and paying off debts — not borrowing more trillions. Both the tea party and Occupy Wall

Street protests reflected a similar anger at an out-of-touch, Washington technocracy. The former’s participants were madder at big-government nincompoops who warped and manipulated free markets. The latter’s protestors were more furious at Wall Street investors who did the same. After a decade of tragedy in Iraq, the stalemate in Afghanistan, the $9 trillion added to the federal debt, the continuing downturn, and the destruction of home and retirement equity, the United States did not unravel. Iraq did not end in a horrendous defeat. Bin Laden did not pull off any more 9/11s. Our constitutional freedoms were not lost. There was not a Great Depression that followed the financial panic. And our rivals now find themselves in more trouble than are we. Americans will never agree on the causes of, and the reactions to, Sept. 11 and Sept. 14. But some day, after the present acrimony recedes, they will at least appreciate why, in an existential sense, their country survived both of those awful September days. Quite simply, no other people proved as resilient and self-critical, and no other constitution as stable and politically brilliant as ours. — Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

Secular White House Christmas cards Not even the ascension of the religious right during Ronald Reagan’s administration upset the careful balance of Christmas cards designed not to exclude or offend. Reflecting not so much the increased power of the Christian right as the broader culture’s commitment to pluralism, the missives now bore messages studded with such phrases as “With special holiday wishes” or “With warmest wishes for the holidays” — a card no one would worry about sending to a Jew, a Muslim, a Hindu or an atheist.

By David Greenberg Los Angeles Times

We Americans pride ourselves on our religious pluralism and toleration. Although presidents do feel obliged to end every speech with the title of an Irving Berlin song (“God Bless America”), by and large they adhere to the Founding Fathers’ ideal of separation of church and state. But contrary to this general rule there each year arises the exceptional custom of White House Christmas cards. Should the president and first lady really be issuing messages to celebrate a religious holiday that not all Americans celebrate? Strictly speaking, probably not, even if the costs are picked up by the political parties. Yet the practice has never incurred the wrath of the American Civil Liberties Union. That’s probably because, since the beginning, these messages have usually taken on an inclusive, if not bland, character — one that manages to respect the holiday season and simultaneously to give scant offense. According to Mary Evans Seeley’s “Season’s Greetings from the White House,” presidential holiday messages originated with Calvin Coolidge. In 1923, Coolidge’s first winter in office, Middlebury College, in his home state of Vermont, donated a 60-foot fir tree that was installed on the Ellipse, south of the Treasury Building, and illuminated in a public ceremony. In subsequent years, Coolidge — an unsung pioneer in the use of radio and mass media — became not only the first president to light a Christmas tree in public but also the first one to deliver a Christmas message over the radio and the first to issue a written statement, which many newspapers across the country reprinted. Although issued on a Christian holiday, Coolidge’s statement was, notably, mainly secular in nature. The 1920s witnessed cultural wars as fierce as those that have racked the country since the 1960s — over immigration (even then), Prohibition, the Ku Klux Klan — and Coolidge, though a conservative Republican who was a pious Christian in private, sought to maintain an ecumenical tone. Although the vague reference to “a Savior” gave his message a mild Christian cast, what the president called for was not any specific religious belief but “a state of mind” that cherished “peace and goodwill.”

A tradition begins Once inaugurated, the tradition of a seasonal message from the president could not be easily abandoned. Herbert Hoover continued the tree-lighting ceremony, at which he spoke, and he and first lady Lou Henry Hoover began sending Christmas notes to the White House staff. Largely anodyne in character, their first one included a picture of the South Portico of the Executive Mansion.

Religious influences

Subsequent cards were slightly more adventurous, showing the president in the Rose Garden and the White House dogs, Weegie and Pat. After Hoover’s departure, Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first president to issue what we would recognize as cards rather than photographs or personal letters. By the 1950s, the age in which Jews became fully (or almost fully) assimilated into American public life, Dwight Eisenhower was using phrases like “Season’s Greetings” on the White House cards and wishing his correspondents a “fine holiday season.” These gestures reflected the cultural consensus that, as the famously inarticulate Eisenhower said, “Our government makes no sense unless it is founded on a deeply felt religious faith — and I don’t care what it is.” In his 1955 classic, “ProtestantCatholic-Jew,” the sociologist Will Herberg explained, “One’s particular religion is, of course, to be cherished and loyally adhered to, but it is not felt to be something that one ‘flaunts’ in the face of people of other faiths.” Fittingly, Eisenhower sometimes decorated his Christmas cards with his own

amateur artwork — he loved to paint landscapes while watching TV — depicting gentle, pleasing vistas such as that of Mt. Eisenhower, a rugged butte in the Canadian Rockies surrounded by fir trees.

New era The secular consensus continued into the 1960s and ’70s, although Jackie Kennedy did once prepare (but never sent) a card featuring a nativity scene. More typical of the era, however, were paintings of the White House interiors that the first lady had refurbished. The Kennedys also experimented with sending separate cards to Jewish and other nonChristian supporters that placed the focus of the message on the coming new year instead of on Christmas. Richard Nixon was partial to showcasing former presidents, putting on his cards Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln and, significantly, the great champion of church-state separation, Thomas Jefferson. He also greatly expanded the list of recipients, sending the cards to political donors instead of just White House staff and an inner circle.

Of course, some years the White House cards did make more explicit references to Christmas, and in his official Christmas Day statements, Reagan spoke of “the Christ child” and otherwise got religious. But Bill Clinton and George W. Bush — both of whom, tellingly, grew up in the postwar years of “Protestant-Catholic-Jew”-style pluralism — made general reference to the season’s multiple holidays in their cards, though Bush’s cards also included some biblical verses. Nonetheless, during Bush’s presidency Fox News began to promote the bizarre idea that there was a “war on Christmas” afoot in America. Right-wing warriors suddenly began objecting to long-used phrases such as “happy holidays.” Even the overtly Christian Bush was deemed insufficiently religious. Midway into his presidency, religious conservatives began attacking him for sending out a generic holiday message instead of a Christmas-specific one. “This clearly demonstrates that the Bush administration has suffered a loss of will and that they have capitulated to the worst elements in our culture,” said William Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.

Today’s White House With 37 Christmas trees in the public rooms of the White House this year, the holiday’s observance in Washington seems quite secure. But the spirit of inclusion is safe as well. According to historian Jonathan Sarna, President Carter was the first president to light a menorah (in Lafayette Park); President Clinton brought the Hanukkah ceremony into the White House; and George W. Bush expanded it into a fullfledged party — and the Obamas have continued the practice. As yet, however, there are no White House Hanukkah cards. And this year’s Christmas card? It harks all the way back to Calvin Coolidge, not to Christmas angels: The first dog, Bo, is featured, irreligiously but inoffensively, lying down by a roaring fireplace. — David Greenberg is associate professor of history and of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University.


War in Iraq is at an end — for now


ith the withdrawal of the last U.S. troops from Iraq, we’re finally going to get the answer to the core question about that country: Was Iraq the way Iraq was because Saddam was the way Saddam was, or was Saddam the way Saddam was because Iraq is the way Iraq is — a collection of sects and tribes unable to live together except under an iron fist. Now we’re going to get the answer because both the internal iron fist that held Iraq together (Saddam Hussein) and the external iron fist (the U.S. armed forces) have been removed. Now we will see whether Iraqis can govern themselves in a decent manner that will enable their society to progress — or end up with a new iron fist. You have to hope for the best because so much is riding on it, but the early signs are worrying. Iraq was always a war of choice. As I never bought the argument that Saddam had nukes that had to be taken out, the decision to go to war stemmed, for me, from a different choice: Could we collaborate with the people of Iraq to change the political trajectory of this pivotal state in the heart of the Arab world and help tilt it and the region onto a democratizing track? After 9/11, the idea of helping to change the context of Arab politics and address the root causes of Arab state dysfunction and Islamist terrorism — which were identified in the 2002 Arab Human Development Report as a deficit of freedom, a deficit of knowledge and a deficit of women’s empowerment — seemed to me to be a legitimate strategic choice. But was it a wise choice? My answer is twofold: “No” and “Maybe, sort of, we’ll see.” I say “no” because whatever happens in Iraq, even if it becomes Switzerland, we overpaid for it. And, for that, I have nothing but regrets. We overpaid in lives, in the wounded, in tarnished values, in dollars and in the lost focus on America’s development. Iraqis, of course, paid dearly as well. One reason the costs were so high is because the project was so difficult. Another was the incompetence of George W. Bush’s team in prosecuting the war. The other reason, though, was the nature of the enemy. Iran, the Arab dictators and most of all al-Qaida did not want a democracy in the heart of the Arab world. So no matter the original reasons for the war, in the end, it came down to this: Were America and its Iraqi allies going to defeat al-Qaida and its allies in the heart of the Arab world or were al-Qaida and its allies going to defeat them? Thanks to the Sunni Awakening movement in Iraq, and the surge, America and its allies defeated them and laid the groundwork for the most important product of the Iraq war: the first ever voluntary social contract between Sunnis, Kurds and Shiites for how to share power and resources in an Arab country and to govern themselves in a democratic fashion. Which leads to the “maybe, sort of, we’ll see.” It is possible to overpay for something that is still transformational. Iraq had its strategic benefits: the removal of a genocidal dictator; the defeat of al-Qaida there, which diminished its capacity to attack us; the intimidation of Libya, which prompted its dictator to surrender his nuclear program (and helped expose the Abdul Qadeer Khan nuclear network); the birth in Kurdistan of an island of civility and free markets and the birth in Iraq of a diverse free press. But Iraq will only be transformational if it truly becomes a model. The best case scenario for Iraq is that it will be another Russia — an imperfect, corrupt, oil democracy that still holds together long enough so that the real agent of change — a new generation, which takes nine months and 21 years to develop — comes of age in a much more open, pluralistic society. The current Iraqi leaders are holdovers from the old era, just like Vladimir Putin in Russia. They will always be weighed down by the past. But as Putin is discovering — some 21 years after Russia’s democratic awakening began — that new generation thinks differently. I don’t know if Iraq will make it. The odds are really long, but creating this opportunity was an important endeavor, and I have nothing but respect for the Americans, Brits and Iraqis who paid the price to make it possible. — Thomas Friedman is a columnist for The New York Times.





B- Publishers Weekly ranks the bestsellers for the week ending Dec. 17. Hardcover fiction 1. “11/22/63” by Stephen King (Scribner) 2. “Locked On” by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney (Putnam) 3. “The Litigators” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 4. “Kill Alex Cross” by James Patterson (Little, Brown) 5. “Death Comes to Pemberley” by P.D. James (Knopf) 6. “The Best of Me” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central) 7. “Red Mist” by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam) 8. “Explosive Eighteen” by Janet Evanovich (Bantam) 9. “The Drop” by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) 10. “V Is for Vengeance” by Sue Grafton (Putnam) 11. “A Dance with Dragons” by George R.R. Martin (Bantam) 12. “Micro” by Michael Crichton & Richard Preston (Harper) 13. “1Q84” by Haruki Murakami (Knopf) 14. “The Art of Fielding” by Chad Harbach (Little, Brown) Hardcover nonfiction 1. “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster) 2. “Killing Lincoln” by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard (Holt) 3. “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House) 4. “Go the F--- to Sleep” by Adam Mansbach, illus. by Ricardo Cortes (Akashic) 5. “Jack Kennedy” by Chris Matthews (Simon & Schuster) 6. “Nearing Home” by Billy Graham (Thomas Nelson) 7. “Being George Washington” by Glenn Beck (Threshold) 8. “Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible” by Paula Deen with Melissa Clark (Simon & Schuster) 9. “Guinness World Records 2012” by Guinness World Records 10. “Through My Eyes” by Tim Tebow with Nathan Whitaker (HarperOne) 11. “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) 12. “Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook” by Cook’s Illustrated Editors (Cook’s Illustrated) 13. “Catherine the Great” by Robert K. Massie (Random House) 14. “The Circle Maker” by Mark Batterson (Zondervan) Mass market paperback 1. “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson (Vintage) 2. “Toys” by James Patterson & Neil McMahon (Vision) 3. “The Girl Who Played with Fire” by Stieg Larsson (Vintage) 4. “The Land of Painted Caves” by Jean M. Auel (Bantam) 5. “Lawe’s Justice” by Lora Leigh (Berkley) 6. “Storm of Swords” by George R.R. Martin (Bantam) 7. “Smokin’ Seventeen” by Janet Evanovich (Bantam) 8. “A Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin (Bantam) 9. “The Shack” by William P. Young (Windblown Media) 10. “Crescent Dawn” by Clive Cussler & Dirk Cussler (Berkley) 11. “The Perfect Christmas” by Debbie Macomber (Mira) 12. “Learning to Love” by Debbie Macomber (Mira) 13. “The Confession” by John Grisham (Dell) 14. “A Feast for Crows” by George R.R. Martin (Bantam) Trade paperback 1. “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett (Berkley) 2. “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson (Vintage) 3. “Heaven Is for Real” by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent (Thomas Nelson) 4. “The Tiger’s Wife” by Tea Obreht (Random House) 5. “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein (Harper) 6. “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot (Broadway) 7. “The Next Always” by Nora Roberts (Berkley) 8. “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese (Vintage) 9. “The Zombie Survival Guide” by Max Brooks (Three Rivers) 10. “Unlikely Friendships” by Jennifer S. Holland (Workman) 11. “Sing You Home” by Jodi Picoult (Atria/Emily Bestler) 12. “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall (Vintage) 13. “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell (LB/Back Bay) 14. “Moneyball” by Michael Lewis (Norton) — McClatchy-Tribune News Service

‘A Christmas Homecoming’ offers a holiday mystery “A Christmas Homecoming” by Anne Perry (Ballantine; 224 pgs., $18) By Scott Eyman Cox Newspapers

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — For this, the ninth in her series of Christmas mysteries, the indefatigable Anne Perry tries something different. “A Christmas Homecoming” could have been devised by Agatha Christie, and happens to take place at Christmas, but otherwise has nothing to do with the holiday. Nevertheless, if you like mysteries, and if you like Perry, it repays the reading. Perry takes as her main character Caroline Fielding, the mother of Perry’s popular Charlotte Pitt. Caroline has thrown over her old life — and scandalized Victorian society — by marrying Joshua Fielding, an actor 18 years younger than herself. Despite the outrage, she has never been happier. Fielding and his theatrical troupe have come to Whitby, a small fishing village best known as the site where

Dracula comes ashore in Bram Stoker’s novel, which in Perry’s book is a newly published sensation. Not coincidentally, the troupe is putting on a private production of “Dracula” for Charles Netheridge, a rich man who has promised to bankroll the troupe’s coming season if they will humor him by producing his daughter’s adaptation. The setup is more convoluted than Perry’s standard, but things begin to quicken because of a knock on the door. It seems that a carriage has broken down, and a man named Anton Ballin asks for shelter from the storm. Ballin is tall, handsome, with prominent cheekbones. He is also unusually pale, and knows a great deal about vampires. As the snowstorm rages outside, pinning everybody inside the house, Ballin

offers Joshua Fielding lots of helpful advice about how best to present the terror wrought by the great lord of the undead — Count Dracula. Perry plays with our expectations, then intensifies them: Ballin is found dead, with a broomstick driven through his chest. And then the body disappears. Caroline feels she has to do something to solve the mystery, perhaps because she doesn’t really have much else to do — not an actress, more of a helpmate, she seems to be Perry’s more or less successful stab at reconstituting Miss Marple in the Victorian era. It goes without saying that Ballin was not really an unfortunate driven to a remote country house by circumstance, but it also goes without saying that appearances in a novel by a modern master like Perry are deceiving.

What is not deceptive is the author’s insistent belief in good and evil. “I used to believe the battle between good and evil was something of a fairy story,” Caroline says at one point. “Now, as I get older and have seen more, I believe it is real. We need redeeming so desperately. We need hope because without it we have nothing. “If there is a God, then mercy and renewal must be possible, even if we understand only a little of it, and nothing at all of how such redemption works. We get so much wrong, make so many rules, because it deludes us into thinking we have control of what goes on around us. We don’t, and we shouldn’t want to.” This could stand as a testament for a writer of moral tales who believes in what she writes, and it can stand as well for the characters that populate this curious but consistently interesting series of novels, which habitually juxtapose savage murder with the reflexive hope embodied in the Christmas holiday.

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‘Nanjing Requiem’: U.S. missionary’s report on massacre “Nanjing Requiem” by Ha Jin (Pantheon, 320 pgs., $26.95)

“The Prague Cemetery” by Umberto Eco, translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 464 pgs., $27)

By Ken Armstrong The Seattle Times

In December of 1937, Nanjing, then capital of the Republic of China, fell to the Imperial Japanese Army and became the setting to one of the 20th century’s greatest scenes of horror: a series of grotesqueries that still generates debate and, in some quarters of Japan, disavowal akin to denial of the Holocaust. For the residents of Nanjing, the perils and terror came from every direction: the Japanese soldiers, committing rape and murder; the Chinese troops, burning and looting while fleeing the city; the danger of a misplaced alliance when opposition forces were divided between Nationalists and Communists. For those women who were raped — and thousands were — the suffering was compounded by a threat of shame so great that many victims chose not to speak of what had happened. In “Nanjing Requiem,” novelist Ha Jin writes of this massacre through the true-life experiences of Minnie Vautrin, an American missionary credited with saving as many as 10,000 lives during the city’s invasion and occupation. Vautrin, dean of the Jinling Women’s College, turned her campus into a refuge for women and children and risked her life to stave off the atrocities of Japanese soldiers. Pairing an esteemed writer (Jin won the National Book Award for his 1999 novel “Waiting”) with a wrenching subject, “Nanjing Requiem” would seem to have the makings of a memorable work. But the book feels weighted by obeisance to the limits of the historical record and a style of writing rooted more in reportage than storytelling, bridging the worlds of fiction and nonfiction without delivering the full benefits of either. There’s no downside to relying on Vautrin’s diaries and other contemporaneous accounts, as Jin does, unless the author seems afraid of going beyond, as Jin does. Jin doesn’t shy from the horrors. He weaves in references to all manner of torture. The Japanese dump so many

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corpses into ponds that “even the rice they ate was reddish because they had to use the bloody water to cook it.” But the account, narrated by a fictionalized Chinese assistant of Vautrin’s, offers little insight into the missionary’s thoughts and motivations. Vautrin protects the living, records the missing, and counts, buries and mourns the dead. But for the reader she remains distant, someone to be admired but not understood. And the dialogue is, to put it charitably, regrettable. The narrator’s son says, “Human beings can be stupider than animals, which are never afflicted with megalomania.” Vautrin, upset with a Japanese clerk at a train station, says, “Don’t you think the way you’re treating these Chinese passengers may contravene Japan’s policy and undermine the union of East Asia?” Who talks like this? In “Nanjing Requiem” almost everyone does, be they American, Chinese, Japanese or German, citizen or soldier, predator or victim. Exchanges get reduced to wooden speeches and flat trifles. When Jin writes of one character, “His voice was somehow devoid of any emotion,” he could just as well be describing his book.

Bookish digressions and odd cultural details are two reasons we read Umberto Eco. He takes great pleasure in showing readers the monastic care of books in “The Name of the Rose,” the kabbalah in “Foucault’s Pendulum” and day-to-day life in Mussolini’s Italy in “The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana.” Without such layers, without his plunging into the minutiae of other eras, it just wouldn’t be an Eco novel. Such details and digressions are also crucial to his latest, “The Prague Cemetery,” maybe even more than in any of his other novels. Why? Without all the learned trivia, Rabelaisian caricatures, comic asides and bizarre comments, the book’s subject — the creator of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” the forged document purporting to reveal a worldwide Jewish conspiracy — would be especially difficult to read. This book is less a pleasing romp in the past than a forced march alongside some wretched characters. We’re introduced to the spy Simone Simonini through the pages of his diary: Among forgers, Simonini is quite a virtuoso. “I have decided, with some reluctance, to keep this diary,” he explains, “writing down my past … until … the traumatizing element reemerges.” What trauma is this? That’s part of the mystery.

Whatever it is, it has — strike that, it may have — split his personality so that he wanders about Paris as Simonini and, at other times, dressed in a cassock as Abbe Dalla Piccola. When this supposed shift in personalities occurs — signaled, usually, by an epileptic fit that makes him black out — he awakes with no memory of being the other person. Simonini and Dalla Piccola trade narrative duties, showing readers the origins of his (their?) anti-Semitism, the political tumult of mid19th century Europe and the climate of paranoia. Eco’s mastery of the milieu is evident on every page of “The Prague Cemetery.” Still, rereading “The Name of the Rose” is preferable to reading this one. Eco is applying an understandable strategy here — neutralize loathsome characters by inhabiting their points of view and exposing their follies — but it’s difficult keeping company with these narrators for so long. With “Rose,” by comparison, you wish your time with William of Baskerville would never end.

We’ve heard it before — Americans don’t like to read, they just want to ogle celebrities and watch shows about houses on TV. So how about a book that allows the reader to ogle celebrities and their homes to bring them back to reading? That’s just what Michael Gross has provided in “Unreal Estate: Money, Ambition, and the Lust for Land in Los Angeles,” which chronicles the history of L.A.’s biggest mansions and the people who have inhabited them over the last century. Gross’ subjects are Alist characters out of the city’s history, like oil man Edward Doheny, who fell in love with the voice of a telephone operator and married her in his private railroad car, then went on to build the mansion Greystone for his son and his family. Starlet Marilyn Monroe makes an appearance too; she carried on an affair with movie mogul Joe Schenck in a house that was later occupied by Tony Curtis and then Cher. Gross focuses on residences in the “Platinum Triangle,” the area that encompasses Bel-Air, Beverly Hills and Holmby Hills. It can sometimes read like real estate porn, with paragraphs of jaw-dropping details about a type of extravagance that might have been scorned even by the very wealthy on the Titanic. But he also leaves the reader with a sense of history. Gross’ attention to detail should make you want to pick up “Unreal Estate,” which might be best described as what would happen if Us Weekly and Architectural Digest had a love child that was much smarter than either. The book provides a panorama of what was going on inside some of the most frivolous, gated houses on a hill that have ever existed; the only thing it lacks is a map of each home’s location so we can go see them for ourselves. Gross’ conclusions may not be jaw-dropping, but that’s not a bad thing.

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“Beethoven In America” by Michael Broyles (Indiana University Press, 418 pgs. $29)

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If we are to believe the Beethoven mythology, which is based mostly on his letters and reports from his inner circle, Beethoven had an unshakeable sense of his own importance. Unlike Mozart and Haydn he refused to defer to nobility, asserting that a composer is of greater value, in the cosmic scheme of things, than a prince. And though he had patrons among the aristocracy, he revered Napoleon, their nemesis, and dedicated his Third Symphony, the “Eroica” (“Heroic”) to him, only to remove the dedication when Napoleon crowned himself emperor. Beethoven was probably much as history painted him: the deaf painter in sound, ingenious, embattled and defiant, but also a disheveled, scowling force of nature whose unpleasantness and irritability people suffered for the sake of his brilliance. In his music he tweaked conventions and was undaunted when works like the “Eroica” were criticized for their wildness, harmonic adventurousness and, for the time, outrageous length. Such criticisms aside, an enormous constituency regarded him reverently, and unlike Mahler, who believed that his time would come long after his death, Beethoven knew that he had seized his day. But even Beethoven probably would have been surprised at the place his name and image have found at the heart of American culture, including popular culture. Yes, it’s true that millions of Americans get through their days, weeks and months without hearing a note of Beethoven or giving him a thought. But as Michael Broyles points out in his fascinating but uneven “Beethoven in America,” just about everyone knows Beethoven’s name, if not necessarily his music, and for millions — particularly

Of all the books I read this year, here — alphabetically by title — are my 10 favorites, those that most stuck with me, that reframed how I think about the world. “1Q84” by Haruki Murakami (Alfred A. Knopf, $30.50). Murakami’s magnum opus more than lives up to its billing, immersing us in a slightly altered universe to tell what is, in the end, the most traditional of stories. “Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories” by Edith Pearlman (Lookout Books, $18.95 paper). Edith Pearlman, the author of three previous books of short fiction, writes like the literary love child of Alice Munro and Deborah Eisenberg: piercing, subtle, and so pointed that every one of the 34 stories in this collection cannot help but break your heart. “The Ecstasy of Influence: Nonfictions, Etc.” by Jonathan Lethem (Doubleday, $27.95). Inspired by Norman Mailer’s “Advertisements for Myself,” this is Lethem’s homage to the inner life. It works because of its relentless sense of influence, its understanding that the art and literature and music we love not only inspire us but in a very real way make us who we are. “The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood” by James Gleick (Pantheon, $29.95). The information age, Gleick tells us in this magnificent history of data and how we interact with it, did not begin with the computer; rather, it started the first time we sought to interpret our world. Connecting a dizzying array of topics, from the telegraph to talking drums, this elegant, insightful study reminds us that we have always been adrift in an incomprehensible universe. “Otherwise Known as the Human Condition: Selected Essays and Reviews” by Geoff Dyer (Graywolf, $18 paper). Dyer takes us on a tour of his enthusiasms: jazz, literature, photography, house music, history. What links this material? Nothing, except for his erudite and idiosyncratic intelligence, and a voice as smooth as any that’s in print. “Out of the Vinyl Deeps: Ellen Willis on Rock Music,” edited by Nona Willis Aronowitz (University of Minnesota Press, $22.95 paper). Willis — who died in 2006 at age 64 — was a trailblazer, one of the early female rock writers and the first pop music critic at the New Yorker. This collection, which gathers 59 pieces, showcases her intelligence and her political and cultural engagement. “Stone Arabia” by Dana Spiotta (Scribner, $24). On the surface, this novel — which revolves around a middleaged wannabe rocker and his fantasies of stardom — appears to be about the lies we tell ourselves. Its genius, though, resides in the way Spiotta turns that idea around on us, revealing her protagonist’s dreams as more authentic than his daily existence. “Train Dreams” by Denis Johnson (FSG, $18). A nearly perfect short novel from the most essential writer of his generation: the story of a laborer in the rural West, and his journey — physical, emotional, spiritual and even mystical — through the first half of the 20th century. “A Widow’s Story: A Memoir” by Joyce Carol Oates (Ecco, $27.99). I’ve never been an Oates fan particularly, but this memoir — a close, almost claustrophobic portrait of the months after her husband’s sudden death from pneumonia — is exquisite, expertly and desperately parsing the landscape of grief and loss, while never once flinching. “You Think That’s Bad: Stories” by Jim Shepard (Alfred A. Knopf, $24.95). Shepard is a short-fiction master, and here he pushes into new territory, giving us 11 stories about characters at the end of their endurance: contradictory, foolishly brave (or bravely foolish), clinging to hope beyond the point that hope is any longer a reasonable alternative.

those with little interest in the symphonic world — he is synonymous with the classics. Broyles, a professor of music at Florida State University, places the first American performance of a Beethoven work in Charleston, S.C., just before Easter in 1805 (shortly after the completion of the “Eroica”). Since then, he argues persuasively, Americans have shaped Beethoven as we have seen fit. He was perfect for that treatment. Within a few decades of his death in 1827, tales of the defiant composer who plowed through a crowd of aristocrats without acknowledging them, and who supposedly shook his fist at the heavens (accompanied by a thunderclap) in his final moments, had filtered across the Atlantic. That image appealed to our “don’t tread on me” sensibility, and Beethoven’s rugged, forceful music captured listeners’ imaginations. By the 1840s Beethoven was a staple of the nascent American symphonic culture: The first 28 programs by the Philharmonic Society, a predecessor of the New York Philharmonic, founded in 1842, included 17 performances of his symphonies. Boston became even more of a Beethovenian hotbed.

A moral force The first part of the book examines America’s fascination with Beethoven in the

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19th and early 20th centuries, a time when classical music was regarded as an uplifting moral force, and Beethoven as the zenith of its power. And once Broyles establishes Beethoven in the American concert hall, he shows how early fans turned the composer from a cultural hero into a god of sorts, a fountainhead of edifying, “ethical” music. Establishing exactly what ethical force a symphony or a piano sonata might have is a tricky business, and Broyles never gets to the bottom of it. But he devotes considerable space to intriguing discussions of Theosophy and Rosicrucianism, both quasi-scientific religious philosophies, whose founders were devoted followers of Beethoven, and who regarded his music not as the work of a human mind but the product of celestial emanations, channeled through Beethoven and meant as a set of cosmic messages to humanity. Though Broyles does not say so, World War II essentially shattered the notion of classical music as inherently moral. It’s hard to watch film of an orchestra playing Beethoven for an audience of uniformed Nazis and continue to believe that the music has some special moral power. True, the Allies made use of Beethoven too: the opening motto of his Fifth Symphony — da-dada-dum — is a Morse code V, for victory, and that became the Allied battle cry. Still, the Beethoven as an Ethical Force industry collapsed after the war.

Popular culture Beethoven as a historical symbol, though, continued to fascinate Americans. Firmly established at the heart of the classical repertory he found his way into popular culture, a process that began long before the war but exploded after 1945. Much of “Beethoven in America” is a copiously annotated catalog of his ubiq-

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uity in popular culture. the bow of dead, white EuroBroyles discusses the com- pean composers than as what poser’s frequent appearances Berry said it was: a song that on the silver screen, either had less to do with Beethoven as a biographical subject (as than with his irritation at his in the fictionalized “Immor- sister for monopolizing the tal Beloved” and “Copying family piano to play classical Beethoven”) or as a philo- music. sophically significant component of a film’s soundtrack ‘So what?’ On the other hand, in a de(as in “A Clockwork Orange,” in which Alex, the film’s anti- tailed discussion of whether hero, is a Beethoven fanatic) Beethoven was black, as Afor even merely as an evoca- rocentrists asserted in the tive name (as in “Beethoven,” 1970s (using arguments first published in the 1940s, drawa film about a St. Bernard). Beethoven turns up reg- ing on historical descriptions ularly in pop music, like of Beethoven’s swarthy comChuck Berry’s “Roll Over plexion), Broyles lays out Beethoven” and the rap group all the evidence suggesting Soulja Boyz’s “Beethoven,” that Beethoven could have had a Moorish with various heavy metal inancestor in the carnations in be- Just about 16th century and then quite tween, including reasonably conthe Trans-Sibe- everyone knows cludes, “So rian Orchestra’s Beethoven’s what?” “Beethoven’sLast name, if not But in a way, Night,” an inventhat “so what?” tive rock opera necessarily his can apply to that involves a music, and for many of Brodeathbed deal in millions — yles’s observawhich Beethoven gets the best of particularly those tions, because Mephistopheles with little interest he also demonbut has to sac- in the symphonic strates, perhaps inadver tently, rifice his 10th that Beethoven’s Symphony in world — he is the bargain. And synonymous with universality is in some ways though Broyles the classics. a spent force. devotes a section Only a handful to the Beatles, on of pieces — the the strength of their cover of the Berry song, Fifth and Ninth Symphohe neglects a more direct nies, the “Moonlight” Sonata, Beethoven connection: the the insignificant “Fur Elise” scene in “Help!” in which the — are heard, over and over, Beatles (and others) calm an in film, television and pop escaped tiger by singing the music, which is where most nonclassical listeners hear “Ode to Joy.” Sometimes Broyles gets Beethoven. So to the extent that his carried away. Few filmgoers are likely to be as convinced name is known to everyone, as he is that Bobby Dupea, it is as a lowest common deJack Nicholson’s character in nominator of sorts — the “Five Easy Pieces,” is meant one thing they know about to be a Beethovenian rebel. classical music. Whether And he prefers to think of Beethoven would have found “Roll Over Beethoven” as a this amusing or irritating is young, black rhythm-and- impossible to say. But is it reblues guitarist’s shot across ally something to celebrate?

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Legacy Continued from F1 More than two decades after Washington Bullets owner Abe Pollin and his friend Melvin Cohen entered their lives on a May afternoon in 1988, no one asks those questions anymore. No one except the Dreamers themselves, as they ruminate on those years when everything seemed possible. What had they made of their gift? The answers are varied and ever changing, as the Dreamers make their way through adulthood. Granted a singular opportunity, they have come to measure themselves by what they have achieved. Or what they have failed to achieve. Some Dreamers look back with pride and gratitude at what Pollin and Cohen bestowed upon them. Others are haunted by guilt and regret. Everyone remembers. Everyone replays in their minds moments from that period when they were defined by their potential.

He loves his delivery route, and he enjoys interacting with the people to whom he delivers packages. But that class photo reminds him that he never got his college diploma. He talks of his regret to his three daughters. His aspirations for them have been shaped by his years as a Dreamer. Although he started college, he didn’t finish; he wants to make sure that his girls do. Tonya Justice, who’d been working as a shift manager at a Pizza Hut, feels the regret when she lays in bed and watches TV at night. The feeling comes when a debt refinancing ad comes on, for instance, and she thinks about how expensive it is to raise her three kids, especially now that she is unemployed. If only she had stayed at Prince George’s Community College and become a nurse or a physical therapist, as she had planned in middle school. Sometimes, she broods about it when she watches her kids play. I could have done so much better for them, she thinks. I could be better.

Success story

Dealing drugs

Wendy Fulgueras, voted “Most Likely to Succeed” in sixth grade, still has the present Pollin and Cohen gave her when she graduated from Vassar, a leather briefcase with her initials that she has used only a couple of times and stows in a closet. She is now a resident based at a veterans hospital in Hampton, Va., where she uses her married name, Alband. Her specialty is internal medicine. At 35, Wendy struggles to remember her Dreamer classmates’ names. She does not know that Monica McIntyre, the girl chosen to thank Pollin and Cohen on the day they announced the scholarships, lives in New Orleans and plays the cello professionally. Or that Dakeeya Parker, who wanted to be an artist back in sixth grade, committed suicide in 2004. Or that Dontrell Harrison, who loved to cavort with his classmates at summer camp, killed his father in 2006. Or that Ponloeu Le, a Cambodian refugee, became a Prince George’s cop. Or that, just this year, police burst into William Smith’s apartment and found 77 grams of crack cocaine, 13 grams of marijuana, a digital scale on a nightstand near his bed, and $212 in cash stuffed inside a living room chair. What Wendy remembers is the call Pollin made on her behalf as she was applying to George Washington University Medical School. Her sense of appreciation for Pollin has grown with time. Knowing him, she says, was the closest she ever came to growing up with a rich uncle who could make anything possible. All she had to do, she says, was have the vision for what she hoped to accomplish, and put in the work.

For a long time, Jeffery Norris had no regrets about dropping out of Prince George’s Community College in 1996. Who needed a degree when he could earn as much as $5,000 a day selling crack cocaine from an apartment he used as his headquarters on Eastern Avenue? Business was great. At one point, he says, he accumulated $75,000 in cash, hiding a portion in his grandmother’s attic and another in a hole dug in his mother’s backyard. He was conscious of not dressing up and drawing attention to his newfound wealth, but he still spent money on nightclubs and partying. He traded some crack for a stolen Lexus, then had a friend drive him around because he didn’t have a license. Jeffery still played the organ at his grandfather’s church on Sundays and had a $10-an-hour job at an officesupply store to provide cover. He never thought about the Dreamers or what he was missing by not going to college. All he cared about was making money, staying alive

Snapshot in time Suziann Reid displays the Dreamers’ class photo from Seat Pleasant on a shelf at home. Pollin and Cohen are at the center of the photo, Suziann seated to Cohen’s left, a row in front of Jeffery Norris and two rows ahead of Darone Robinson, William Smith and their idealistic young mentor, Tracy Proctor. As a track star at the University of Texas, Suziann won 10 NCAA titles and competed at the World University Games and the Goodwill Games. She knows what it’s like to command a roaring stadium. Yet the magic of that first year with the Dreamers, captured in that class photograph of smiling faces and primly folded hands, still holds her. Sometimes she finds herself wondering where everyone ended up. Since her retirement from track in 2005, she says her path has been arduous, as she has tried to find a way to turn a master’s degree in business administration into a steady career. Sometimes she thinks about that day when Pollin and Cohen showed up to offer the scholarship. A fairy-tale day, she calls it. The day she says a seed was planted inside her. “A day to compare everything to,” she says. David Carter, one of the quietest of the Seat Pleasant kids, looks at the same class photo and feels like kicking himself. He started working for UPS when he was 18. Last year, he says, he earned $83,887, including overtime.

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Wendy Alband, left, an internal medicine resident at the Hampton VA Medical Center, visits a patient during rounds on Nov. 21 in Hampton, Va. She is joined by medical student Melissa Althouse and residents David Nash, rear center, and Brad Murray.

and staying out of jail. Then, on June 11, 1997, a police cruiser slowed down as he was walking home from his girlfriend’s apartment. Don’t panic, Jeffery told himself. But he had just smoked pot, and he felt a surge of anxiety. He ran so fast that his untied sneakers flew off his feet. When they caught him, police found an unlicensed pistol, hollow point bullets and a pill bottle containing “13 loose white rocklike substances,” as the police report stated. The rocks tested positive for cocaine. A year passed. Jeffery kept selling cocaine, showing up at his court hearings, sometimes high, and failing his court-ordered drug tests. On the Friday of Memorial Day weekend in 1998, after smoking PCP and drinking beers, he fell asleep as he drove toward Bowie on Route 50, waking up just as his car was about to rear-end another. He jerked the wheel to the left, and his car rolled over. When he regained consciousness, Jeffery felt blood spilling down his chest. Shards of glass were stuck in his neck, his face and his hands. Over the next few months, he underwent two surgeries and skin grafts. The glass had come millime-

ters from severing his jugular vein. Scars would zig and zag across his neck. On the back of his head, where there should have been hair, was a patch of bare skin the size of a pingpong ball. As he recovered, Jeffery still faced the possibility of up to 25 years in prison for pleading guilty to drug and weapon charges. Instead, a judge, sympathetic because of the injuries he’d suffered from the accident, sentenced him to 18 months of supervised probation. Jeffery felt lucky. He knew he would have to stop dealing drugs. But what should he do? And whom could he talk to about his future? At 21, Jeffery could think of only one person: Tracy Proctor.

The statistics In a drawer in his home office, Tracy Proctor keeps a sheet of paper titled “Class of 1995 Final Stats,” a list he once presented to Pollin and Cohen that laid out what he knew about each student they’d adopted at Seat Pleasant. Among its findings: at least 11 of the 59 graduated from four-year colleges; at least three of those 11 attained advanced degrees; at least 12 students completed trade school; six dropped

out of high school; what happened to six more remains unknown. Proctor understands that those numbers are vital to any assessment of the program. He knows that the Dreamers’ high school graduation rate of 83 percent far surpassed Prince George’s overall rate in 1995. He also knows that the vast majority did not finish college, a fact that is true of many Dreamers nationally, according to a summary of several studies by the “I Have a Dream” Foundation. From New York to Portland to Houston, the Dreamers graduated from high school and enrolled in college in far higher numbers than other students. But they often struggled to finish college. It was often difficult to predict who would make it and who wouldn’t. One kid who looked hopeless might end up graduating from college, as Darone Robinson did. Another kid who got A’s and scored nearly 1200 on his SAT might drop out, as was the case with Hasani Chapman, one of Darone’s classmates. What Proctor learned, he says, is that Dreamers’ achievements cannot be defined by a diploma, an attitude that he says Pollin and

Cohen eventually embraced. The doctor and the pharmacist are successes, for sure. But so are the UPS driver and the Prince George’s police officer. They may not have college degrees, Proctor says, but they have a sense of purpose and ambition. Ultimately, Proctor argues, the program’s enduring value lies in the relationships he and his students cultivated over time. His mission, he says, was not to bemoan their failures, but to help his students find alternate paths to success. To say, as he did to Jeffery Norris and others, “Let’s try something different.” “All we could do was give them the academic help that could make them successful. We could give them options,” he says. “You couldn’t force them.”

Redemption On a Sunday morning, Jeffery Norris is at Little Rock Bibleway Church for Christ in Northeast Washington, playing the organ and helping to lift the spirits of the people standing in the pews. Even at the height of his drug-dealing days, Jeffery Norris made it to church on Sundays. Now, he says, he doesn’t sell or use drugs anymore. He is done with all that. He is, he promises, a man redeemed. Jeffery lives in his grandmother’s house in Capitol Heights. He sits on the couch on a summer afternoon, the TV turned to ESPN. His old classmate, Terrell Jackson, who once aspired to play professional basketball and who survived not one but two shootings by the time he was 15, is next to him, their conversation meandering back to their days as Dreamers. Jeffery Norris says they were too young to appreciate what Pollin and Cohen were offering. “You can’t just throw money. It came too soon,” he says. Now, at 34, he wants to go back to college and get a music degree. He wants to open a barbershop. The Dreamers’ scholarship money is gone, the last of it spent in 2009. But their ambition, their sense of possibility, remains palpable. They are a work in progress, their story still being written.



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Shortage a big blow to kisses this Christmas By Emily S. Rueb New York Times News Service

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Brokers Mike Gregory and Selena McNeill work in the RE/MAX Key Properties office Thursday. The office has increased from 18 to 40 agents this year and expanded its offices on Franklin Avenue in Bend.

Realtors get real • Bend brokerages adapt and grow in a post-crash real estate market

The tree is glittering in the living room, and garlands are plentiful throughout the house. But people searching for another holiday standard, mistletoe, will be hard pressed this year to find a decent-looking sprig, if they’re able to find any at all. There are many species of mistletoe. But the kissing kind that is native to the United States, a semiparasitic plant that grows wild in certain parts of the country, is scarce this year because of a relentless drought in Texas and adverse weather elsewhere. The branches normally have smooth green leaves and small white berries, but Mistletoe, in New York City, the few particularly branches that have arrived are the kissing so anemic that they just aren’t kind, is worth the high price tag, many scarce this sellers say. year because Jena Min, 36, the owner of a of a relentBrooklyn boutique and gallery less drought called Condemned to Be Free, in Texas. recently strolled the flower shops along 28th Street in Manhattan with her husband, Gunther Romer, and searched high and low for fresh mistletoe to decorate her retail space. “I had a hard time finding even the fake stuff,” said Min. See Mistletoe / G5

By Rachael Rees The Bulletin


hile agents and brokerages are still faced with the aftermath of the real estate crash, Central Oregon brokerages are implementing new strategies to control costs, educate brokers and make more sales. Although the total number of brokers licensed in Oregon and Deschutes County has dropped 20 percent or more since 2007, several firms in Bend have been expanding, remodeling offices and adding agents. For agents, joining a large brokerage can bring training, networking and support. For the brokerage, increasing agent count can mean more sales. But not all offices bring their agents under one roof. The Internet allows some to sign up virtual agents, who only come into the office to utilize the brokerage’s resources.

That was then, this is now The bursting real estate bubble reset the housing industry. Nationally, the 4.3 million single-

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Jena Min, a boutique owner, with her husband, Gunther Romer, looks for mistletoe in New York. “I had a hard time finding even the fake stuff,” she said. Broker Carrie Hebert answers the phone at Bend Premier Real Estate on Franklin Avenue.

family homes sold last year represented a 24 percent drop from 2006, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In Deschutes County, the 1,684 homes sold last year reflected a 19 percent decline from 2006, according to figures from the Central Oregon Association of Realtors. But it was nearly 8 percent more than in 2009, and as brokerages prepare for the market to come back, they want agents with experience who can adapt quickly to a changing industry and close deals in a post-crash

real estate market. Bill Duffey, principal broker and co-owner for RE/MAX Key Properties, a locally owned franchise, said he is looking for agents who have seen a typical real estate market instead of just the boom and the bust. Duffey said his brokerage has increased from 18 to 40 agents this year, which he attributes to the new and expanded building on Northwest Franklin Avenue, that has given the company space to take on more agents. See Agents / G2

Number of real estate licenses OREGON October 2011: 19,785 July 2007: 24,607

DESCHUTES COUNTY December 2011: 1,459 2007: 1,983 Source: Oregon Real Estate Agency and the Central Oregon Association of Realtors

Georgia farmers go nuts over pecan theft • At $1.50 a pound, thieves sweep fallen nuts at orchards By Kim Severson New York Times News Service

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — To an enterprising thief, or even a casual dabbler in crime, the fallen pecans that cover thousands of acres of unpatrolled Georgia nut orchards might as well be a carpet of nickels. Scoop up a pound — 30 nuts or so — and it can be cashed in for as much as $1.50 at the local buying station. A more-organized criminal might cut a hole in a fence at a nutcleaning plant and drive away with a couple of thousand dollars’ worth of top-quality pecans. Nut theft has long been a reality here in the nation’s pecan belt. It has become such a way of life that a south Georgia rapper, Hawkdogg, even has a song about it: “Crank Dat Pecan.” But this season, which began in October and ends in January, the thefts appear to be at record levels, growers and the police say. See Pecans / G3

Electric vehicles alien to drivers, mechanics, too By Mark Glover McClatchy-Tribune News Service

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Those electric vehicles popping up in driveways look a lot like their gas-powered cousins. But under the hood, they’re different machines, and their potential problems are foreign to many drivers and mechanics alike. Any suggestion that they might be more dangerous — true or not — could stop sales cold, analysts say. That’s why the industry shuddered last month when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation into the Chevrolet Volt’s lithium-ion battery pack. NHTSA said two Volt batteries caught fire after crash simulations — one three weeks after the crash, the other a week later. A nationwide survey by Bandon-based CNW Research showed a sharp decline in consumer consideration of the Volt in the aftermath of the NHTSA investigation, even though Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the Volt is safe to drive. See Electric / G3

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A machine shakes a tree to harvest pecans at Evans Farms in Fort Valley, Ga.

Workers prepare to install batteries and an electric motor in a just delivered Tesla Roadster, a high-end, all-electric car in San Carlos, Calif.



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Jesus P. Davalos and Jose D. Davalos to Oscar Chen and Jane Chen, Eagles Landing, Lot 6, $180,000 Diane F. Withee and Julie K. Alberding to Roger L. Ruggles and Judith A. Ruggles, Indian Ford Ranch Homes Inc. Plat No. 1, Lot 7, Block 1, $224,000 Edmond F. Funtanellas to William L. Valentine and Jessica N. Valentine, Highlands at Broken Top, Phase 2, Lot 32, $350,000 Craig Howard to Eric J. Hammaker, River Canyon Estates No. 4, Lot 263, $217,200 First American Title Insurance Co. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., Township 16, Range 12, Section 35, $375,000 Fannie Mae aka Federal National Mortgage Association to Tyson C. Keever and Quinn M. Fahey Keever, Aspen Rim, Lot 143, $330,000 Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Randa M. Faivre and Brian S. Faivre, Northwest Crossing, Phases 7 and 11, Lot 318, $392,500 Alison A. Clough aka Alison A. Kozak to Michael Kozak, East Villa, Lot 3, Block 1, $202,666.87 William Morris and Lisa Morris trustees for Morris Living Trust to Douglas R. Simmons and Janice K. Adair-Simmons, Miller Heights Phase 1, Lot 29, $319,500 Home Federal Bank to Steldi Triplex LLC, River Terrace, Lots 7, 11 and 12, Block 7, $483,000 Jason A. Mendell and Jennifer M. Abernathy to Carey A. Pulido, Quiet Canyon, Lot 32, $182,000 Norma K. Holter and Christine J. Wood to Brendan S. O’Reilly and Senneh P. Oreilly, Riverside Addition to Bend, Lot 12, Block 2 Fannie Mae aka Federal National Mortgage Association to Geoffrey P. Winn, Forrest Commons, Lot 27, $155,000 Recontrust Company N.A. to

Agents Continued from G1 On average, he said, the agents he has hired have more than 10 years experience in the business. Anybody could have sold real estate in the “boom years� between 2003-06, he said. Now, Duffey said it’s harder to put deals together. Duffey said the distressed market has brought a large number of short sales, where the lender for the seller’s property must agree to accept a mortgage payoff that doesn’t cover the outstanding loan. The third party involvement often makes the process take longer, which makes it more difficult for deals to close. “With values dropping, sellers have to be more realistic in their price,� he said. During the boom, a number of agents worked part time, Duffey said. With the market’s fast changes in underwriting guidelines, Duffey said he wants full-time agents who focus on real estate instead of part-time agents who work in real estate on the side. “New programs are being developed all the time to help out distressed homeowners,� he said. “Full-time agents have a better understanding than somebody doing it part time. There’s a lot of information coming at us all the time and a full-time agent is more engaged in that.� Al Eastwood, principal broker for Coldwell Banker Morris Real Estate, said agents, who are independent contractors, may join a brokerage to help keep up with changes in the industry. In the past year, he has gained about 20 agents, giving the independently owned and operated franchise on Southwest Bluff Drive around 70 agents. “The most productive time an agent can have is time spent with buyers or sellers,� Eastwood said. Resources that come with a franchise, he said, include extensive training, technology

Bank of New York Mellon fka Bank of New York, Phoenix Park, Phase 3, Lot 33, $207,900 Jeb Horn to Sara Foreman, Coulter, Lot 41, $183,000 C. Eugene Nance and Susan L. Nance to Darcy Bean, Partition Plat 2003-21, Parcel 1, $300,000 Fannie Mae aka Federal National Mortage Association to Edmund J. Kehdi and Suzan E. Kehdi, Tetherow Crossing, Phase 2, Lot 1, Block 2, $360,000 Andrew J. Mitchell and Lisette Mitchell to Kenneth R. Turpin and Christine L. Turpin Kimberlain M. Thompson to Judith L. Elmer, Mountain Peaks, Phase 2, Lot 24, $164,900 John J. Kelly and Dawn I. Kelly to Rolf Schmidt and Gisela Schmidt, Ridge at Eagle Crest 17, Lot 2, $155,000 Sia Rezvani to Citimortgage Inc., Lazy River South, Lot 84, Block 6, $172,654 Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Renny J. Schmidt and Kendra J. Schmidt, Sierra Vista, Phase 1, Lot 3, $154,900 Otter Run Development LLC to Malvern F. Hawley and Nancy G. Hawley, Township 18, Range 12, Section 5, $575,000 Creative Real Estate Solutions LLC to Derek D. Green and Lindsay J. Stamm, Heritage Place, Lot 2, $209,000 Crook County

PNC Mortgage a division of PNC Bank N.A. successor by merger to National City Mortgage a division of National City Bank to Fannie Mae aka Federal National Mortgage Association, Red Cloud Ranch, Lot 14, Block 4, $536,722.32 Federal National Mortgage Association to Dusty Brock, Partition Plat No. 1995-15, Parcel 2, Township 14 South, Range 16 East, Section 29, $153,000 John L. Barney and Diane A. Barney to Neil F. Erickson, Township 16 South, Range 14 East, Section 23, $163,222

Real estate terminology A brokerage is a statelicensed real estate business. It can either be a franchise, providing the same operational, training and advertising services to all their franchisees throughout the country, or an independent brokerage, which is a locally owned and operated. The head of each brokerage is required to be a principal broker, someone with a higher level of education and licensing than a broker. The principal broker is responsible for their brokers on a legal and financial level. A real estate broker, often referred to as an agent, is an independent contractor that works for her or himself. When a home sells, the sales commission goes to the principal broker, who decides how much the broker receives. Source: Kathy Ragsdale, CEO of the Central Oregon Association of Realtors

and brand image. “Agents need to be better prepared (and) better trained to meet the needs of a better educated consumer,� he said. “Franchise systems have been developed to free up the agent.� For example, during the last several years, agents had to learn about short sales and sales of bank-owned, or foreclosed homes. “Banks account for 20 percent of all the sales,� he said. “That didn’t exist five or six years ago.� But franchise amenities and brand recognition come at a price. Eastwood said those services cost around 6 percent of the agent’s profit per sale. Agents who don’t desire the resources offered by a franchise brokerage, can turn to

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The epic housing collapse has turned thousands of homeowners into reluctant landlords. They’re learning the hard way about how rentals work. They’d much prefer to sell, but they can’t get the price they want or need. In many cases, the homeowners are “underwater,� owing far more than the properties are worth. Reluctant landlords at least have a red-hot rental market going for them. Some have taken jobs elsewhere and collect rent from afar. But even those who have stayed in town face the typical headaches: dealing with problem tenants, paying for repairs and losing money each month. “I never wanted to be a landlord and play the renting game because it’s too much of a hassle,� said Mike Ablack, 34, of Coconut Creek, Fla. Yet Ablack is doing just that, caught in the crosshairs of the housing bust. In 2005, at the height of the housing boom, he bought a three-bedroom Coral Springs, Fla., townhouse for $199,900. He put 20 percent down, but he lost all of that equity later in the massive price declines that spread throughout southern Florida. Eventually he wanted to buy a bigger place, but selling the townhouse was out of the question because he was underwater. He says he owes about $140,000 on the mortgage while units in his complex are worth only about $75,000.

an independent brokerage for other forms of industry support. Kathy Ragsdale, CEO of the Central Oregon Association of Realtors, said the decision for an agent to go with either a franchise or an independent brokerage depends on what the individual is looking for. National franchises and independent companies offer different types of support to agents. “Some concentrate on education and some concentrate on electronic transactions,� she said. Real estate in general is a personal and local business, she said. When asked to comment on the number of brokers in Central Oregon, Ragsdale said, “I don’t think the number of agents (in real estate) is increasing, I just think they are shifting around. Maybe there will be a couple less companies in the business in our area and then the ones left over will have more agents.� Lynnea Miller, principal broker and owner of Bend Premier Real Estate, said by running an independent brokerage she has more freedom to make decisions, such as what resources to provide her agents and the ability to offer them a larger percentage of their sales. As a former agent with Sotheby’s International Realty, a franchise, Miller said she doesn’t see the benefit for an agent to be associated with a national brand over an independent brokerage.

Source: Gary Singer, real estate attorney

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Michael Ablack, of Coconut Creek, Fla., would like to sell his townhouse in Coral Springs but because of the steep drop in its value he has reluctantly resorted to renting the three-bedroom condo.

He didn’t have the necessary cash to pay off the loan, and he was reluctant to try a short sale — dumping the property for less than he owes, with the lender’s blessing — because that would hurt his credit rating. So Ablack decided to rent the townhouse instead after he and his wife bought a fourbedroom home in Coconut Creek in January 2010. Finding good tenants hasn’t been an issue. Still, he’s $200 in the red each month, and he also has to cover any maintenance costs. In October, he spent $350 to replace the washing machine. “Just little things like that I’d rather not have to deal with,� said Ablack, 34, an assistant chief financial officer with the Broward Clerk of Courts. Still, Ablack feels fortunate that the region’s rental market has been on a tear for at least two years. Foreclosures and

price declines have left many residents leery of homeownership or unable to qualify for mortgages. As a result, occupancy rates for apartments in Broward and Palm Beach counties are over 90 percent, according to MPF Research of Carrollton, Texas. MPF and other firms don’t track occupancy rates for home rentals, but real estate brokers and property managers report that segment of the market is thriving. “The single-family home and condo rental market has never been stronger in my 30year career,� said Mike Pappas, president of the Keyes Co. It’s hard to find official figures about how many southern Florida homeowners are renting because they can’t sell. But of the several hundred homeowners represented by

Buyers’ and sellers’ loyalty is not to a brand, but to an agent, she said, an opinion supported by the National Association of Realtors. Bend Premier Real Estate has 28 agents and plans to add more after the first of the year. But to keep costs down, Miller created what she called a virtual office. The Northwest Franklin Avenue office only has 14 desks. In Miller’s opinion, the traditional real estate office model, with a desk for every agent, results in unnecessary expenses. Agents can come in with their laptops when they need an office, she said, but the majority of real estate work can be done outside the office. “Virtual agents enable a brokerage to have more brokers affiliated with them without increasing the overhead the brokerage has to pay,� she said. “I don’t have a franchising fee (and) overhead costs are less so I can offer better splits to the broker.� The Internet has brought big changes for all parties in real estate transactions, she said. People can view listings, take home tours online and sign documents via the Internet, but that has not eliminated the help an agent can provide she said. “(Brokers) can be at the beach and still doing their real estate,� she said “As long as they have a smartphone, they can be closing deals while they are sitting in a lounge chair.�

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Electric/alternative fuel vehicle glossary Note: Emission classifications are general definitions, as some language differs in state and federal standards. Some standards apply to conventional engines. AFV: An alternative fuel vehicle When the battery is discharging, the process is reversed. is powered by fuel other than gasoline or diesel. Mild hybrid vehicle: A hybrid auto with an engine that has BEV: A battery electric vehicle an electric component that can is one powered by electricity assist an internal combustion stored in batteries. engine (improving gas mileage) Charging station: An external but is incapable of propelling power source that can be used the vehicle on its own. to recharge an electric vehicle Plug-in hybrid electric equipped with a plug. vehicle or PHEV: A vehicle that Electric “horsepower”: In the utilizes rechargeable batteries, electric car industry, 1 horseor another energy-storage power is defined as 746 watts. device, that can be restored Electric vehicle or EV: A by connecting a plug to an vehicle with an electric motor external power source. driving the wheels. PZEV: A partial zeroFuel cell: The onboard emission vehicle is one with mechanism that converts fuel a 15-year or 150,000-mile into electricity. extended warranty for the Full hybrid vehicle: A hybrid emissions system and has auto that can be propelled zero evaporative emissions. by the engine’s electric SULEV: A super ultra-lowcomponent alone. emission vehicle is one Hybrid electric vehicle: One producing emissions typically that combines conventional 90 percent less than gasolinepower production and an fueled equivalent vehicles. electric motor. ULEV: An ultra-low-emission Low emission vehicle: One vehicle is one producing with relatively low levels of 50 percent fewer polluting tailpipe emissions. emissions than the average of Lithium-ion battery: new cars released in a given Rechargeable battery model year. technology used in electric and ZEV: A zero-emission vehicle hybrid cars. When a lithium-ion is one with no emission battery is charging up, lithium pollutants produced by the ions move from a positive power source. electrode to a negative electrode. Sources: Electric Auto Association, California Air Resources Board

Electric Continued from G1 General Motors took the unusual step of offering free loaner cars to concerned Volt owners during the probe. It was characterized as a goodwill gesture, not an admission of safety concerns. GM says it has had few takers. GM insists that the Volt — which the automaker spent years and millions of dollars developing — is solid, waveof-the-future technology … not unlike early internal combustion engine-powered cars that went through some growing pains. “This technology should inspire confidence and pride, not raise any concern or doubt,” said Mark Reuss, president of GM North America. Auto industry analysts say the attention given the Volt — which can be charged via a plug in a standard electrical outlet, then driven longer distances with a gas engine replenishing the battery — is indicative of the high stakes in the evolving electric vehicle, or EV, industry. Billions of development dollars are on the line, not to mention the jobs that go with building and servicing EV systems. Jesse Toprak, an analyst for the Santa Monica, Calif.based, noted that GM took a long time to bring the Volt to market, working to perfect the complex battery, a primary source of heat generation. He said perception sometimes trumps reality in new technology, and the spotlight on the Volt could upset future GM plans. If GM “can replicate the (Volt) technology into different categories of vehicles, including SUVs and trucks, that will be a game-changer,” he said. Dave Barthmuss, a GM spokesman who specializes in California environment/energy issues, believes the public ultimately will sort out and understand EV technology, just as it did for decades with gasfueled cars. “It is evolving,” he said. “You can have a gasoline vehicle that can pose just as many challenges if faced with the right circumstances. The Volt is safe. I wouldn’t hesitate to put my children in it. … “Because (EVs) are an evolving technology, we have to be as responsive as we can be to all problems and public concerns. … Public education is a process that’s likely going to take multiple years.” A generation ago, onboard battery packs were not on consumers’ radar. That began to change in 2000, with the introduction of the Toyota Prius gas-electric hybrid sedan. Now, a host of hybrids are on the U.S. market. The next wave in the evolutionary process is all-electric drive systems. Current electric models include the Nissan Leaf, a fivedoor hatchback that can go about 100 miles per charge; the Tesla Roadster, a high-per-

formance luxury electric convertible; and the Fisker Karma, a plug-in hybrid capable of 125 miles per hour. More electric vehicles are in the pipeline as public and government pressure grows to ease foreign oil dependence, decrease household gasoline bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Rising EV numbers have created challenges in the vehicle repair/service industry. “It’s a huge challenge,” said Doug Brauner, a certified mechanic who runs two auto shops in the Sacramento area. “We’re just now after all of these years seeing an acceptable number of techs that have the appropriate amount of hybrid training.” When it comes to fully electric vehicles, he said, “I have yet to see anybody in this marketplace who has received appropriate and reasonable training.” Brauner said the auto service industry was “slow to react to hybrid training. I hope our industry is a little more proactive” with EVs. In California, the nation’s No. 1 market for sales of hybrids and EVs, the stakes are potentially huge.

Driving the idea home Toprak noted California’s “sheer numbers” of people, along with its “concentration of early adopters in terms of technology and environmentally friendly purchasers.” A report released last week by San Francisco-based nonprofit Next 10 said California attracted global investments totaling $467 million in electric vehicle-related sectors in the first half of this year. In all of 2010, investments totaled $840 million. From 1995 to 2010, Next 10 said, electric vehicle industry jobs in California went from 740 to 1,800. That growth is expected to continue. Next 10’s study showed California and Michigan in a tie for EV technology patents, both generating 300 from 2008-10. The report flatly states: “California is leading the nation in the growing electric vehicle industry.” Analysts said consumers pondering the purchase of an electric vehicle will need to be more proactive in asking questions at dealerships. Kicking tires and raising the hood won’t cut it. A buyers’ checklist should include: What is the warranty on the battery? How much does it cost to replace key electric system components? Are all or some of those components under warranty? Do I need a 240volt charger? Do you have a number to call if the car just stops on the roadway? What happens if I accidentally detach the plug from the vehicle? Should the vehicle be moved if something like that happens? Brauner recommends that prospective electric vehicle buyers get online and tap into the ocean of information available on the latest EVs.

Photos by Rich Addicks / New York Times News Service

Cesar Zavala examines a bag of pecans in the processing plant at Evans Farms in Fort Valley, Ga.

Pecans Continued from G1 “We’ve had people go in there stealing pecans just like they’re going to a hardware store and taking a hammer and nails,” said Duke Lane, owner of Lane’s Southern Orchards and president of the Georgia Pecan Growers Association. At least 50 people have been caught on his 2,600acre orchard this year, Lane said. “If somebody’s hungry and they want a handful of nuts, that’s one thing,” he said. “But this is different. These guys have whole sacks.” To protect themselves, growers have installed security cameras. But since most thefts happen at night, it’s hard to identify the culprits. The growers have hired security guards and added fences topped with barbed wire. But the orchards are too large to patrol effectively, and thieves cut through the chain link almost as soon as it goes up. Still, pecan thieves are being caught in numbers that are nearly double what they were in 2010. In Peach County, about a two-hour drive south from Atlanta, more than 30 arrests have been made this season, said Capt. Kenny Cameron of the sheriff’s office. One person was caught stealing 1,400 pounds of the nuts. Farther south, in Mitchell County, there have been 37 reports of pecan thefts in the past two months, resulting in 16 arrests. Four were for felonies, said Joseph Mulholland, the district attorney for a fivecounty region that includes some of Georgia’s top pecan orchards. The price of pecans is high this season, making them particularly lucrative for growers and thieves alike. “Right now, you’re basically picking money off the ground,” Mulholland said. Extreme drought and heat have hurt pecan production for Georgia’s biggest competitor, Texas, where the crop could be down by as much as 40 percent, according to agricultural extension reports. Meanwhile, demand for pecans in China and other countries has been growing. Sixty-five percent of the crop from Georgia’s biggest pecan grower goes overseas. Premium growers can get a healthy $3 a pound these days. That means prices are up in the casual “yard nut” market, too. In rural Georgia, selling pecans that have fallen from the trees in one’s yard is a country version of returning cans and bottles for instant cash. Nut processors have drive-up buying stations in several farming communities, and it is nearly impos-

Pecans on a conveyer belt in the processing plant at Evans Farms. The plant will process more than 7 million pounds of nuts this season. Jeanette Ogle was caught gathering pecans she said were for a pie on a road near an orchard. With her is her fiance, Randall Sorrow Jr.

sible to tell a bag of legitimate yard nuts from a stolen one. Thieves also set up roadside stands or sell to people who act as middle men, gathering small amounts until they have enough to head to the broker. “Somebody’s going to buy that nut no questions asked,” said Charles Evans, the state’s largest pecan grower, who goes by the nickname Chop. Evans’ crews will process more than 7 million pounds of nuts this season. He is not sure how much he will lose to theft, but estimates it will be tens of thousands of pounds. Certainly, thieves in Georgia steal all kinds of fruits and vegetables, but pecans are a particularly easy target. Growers use machines to shake pecans off trees, and usually leave them on the ground for a few days before they are mechanically scooped up. And plenty fall from the trees on their own. And unlike a delicate, fastripening peach, a pecan can be stored until a buyer is found. “With a peach, it’s like you’re holding a melting ice cube and trying to unload it,” Evans said. A troubled economy is also contributing to the high rate of pecan theft, said Deputy Tim Hardy of the Peach County sheriff’s office. “People are trying to make a few extra bucks for the holidays or to make ends meet,” he said. As a result, law enforcement officials are making more vigorous use of a Georgia law that makes it a felony to steal more than $500 worth of agricultural products. As a scare tactic, officers are increasingly charging pecan thieves with burglary instead of trespassing, Mulholland, the district attorney, said. In Peach County Magistrate Court last week, four pecan cases were on the docket. They

all involved criminal trespassing charges, which means the defendants had been caught with small amounts. One person did not appear, and the other three were let off with warnings. They had been picking up nuts along the side of the road and outside fenced orchards with no signs warning them off. Two of the defendants, Jeanette Ogle and Randall Sorrow Jr., both in their 20s and engaged to be married, said they had been collecting nuts so Ogle’s mother could make holiday pies. When the farmer caught them, the couple offered to give back their bucket of pecans. Instead, he called the sheriff. They learned their lesson: It

is a rare pecan in this part of the country that does not belong to someone else. And they have definitely changed their dessert plans for the holiday. “I think we’re going to go for a pumpkin pie,” Ogle said. “I don’t want to see another pecan right now.”


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-.05 +.83 +.08 +1.62 +1.62 +.26 +1.64

+3.4 +0.7 +4.8 -11.0 -10.9 -14.2 -10.7

42.67 +.68 NA 13.27 +.22 NA

+27.6 +64.4 +55.5 +42.7 +43.2 +39.5 +44.3 NA NA

Hartford Fds A: CapAppA px Chks&Bal px DivGthA px EqtyInc tx FltRateA px MidCapA p

29.15 9.08 18.97 13.47 8.58 17.74

+.34 +.09 +.65 +.50 +.02 +.69

-13.9 -1.9 +1.7 +7.8 +1.6 -7.8

+44.4 +41.9 +48.7 +52.8 +62.6 +55.6

ShTmBdT e Twenty T x

3.05 -.01 +1.4 +13.8 51.15 -7.73 -8.0 +47.7

IntIdx I nx 6.29 +.08 -11.9 +28.0 NwBdIdxI ne 11.62 -.17 +7.4 +19.9 S&P500Instl nx10.52 +.24 +2.5 +55.7

John Hancock A: BondA p LgCpEqA StrIncA p

15.35 -.08 +4.6 +52.2 23.81 +.76 -8.1 +48.3 6.38 +.03 +2.4 +52.3

John Hancock Cl 1: LSAggress LSBalance LS Conserv LSGrowth LS Moder

11.53 12.49 12.81 12.27 12.49

... +1.6 +7.5 ... +10.3 +30.1 +1.58 -5.7 +50.2 +.03 +13.8 +53.6 ... +11.8 +28.5 +.02 +10.7 +33.1 +.54 +1.8 +54.1 +.01 +10.6 +28.2 +.02 +11.6 +32.4 +.99 -3.8 +56.6 +.02 +1.0 +43.9 ... +9.5 +27.9 +.28 -1.8 +48.9 +.64 -21.6 +110.8 +1.34 +1.1 +63.3 +.01 +11.7 +47.8 +.01 +4.5 +77.2 +.04 +2.8 +67.0 ... +10.8 +27.7 -.01 +9.3 +23.1 ... +11.0 +28.9 +1.54 -9.5 +104.7 +.01 +10.4 +30.4 +.01 +9.4 +26.9 ... +10.8 +32.4 ... +10.2 +22.5 ... +10.4 +29.4 +.01 +10.9 +31.8 +1.16 +7.3 +57.7 +.90 -4.7 +84.2 +.05 +3.0 +44.7 -.03 +5.6 +34.3 -.01 +6.8 +18.7 +.44 +18.5 +51.3

Hartford Fds I: DivGthI nx

18.91 +.64 +2.0 +50.1 +.26 +.26 +.64 +.02 -.07

-13.6 -13.7 +2.1 +1.8 +6.5

+46.4 +45.6 +50.7 +64.0 +29.3

Hartford HLS IA : 37.85 19.85 23.80 19.60 40.76 10.71 24.08 11.54 10.62

+1.22 +.80 +.71 +.50 +1.67 +.34 +.94 -.07 -.04

-10.4 +2.1 -7.8 +2.4 -0.2 -13.3 -7.5 +6.7 +4.6

+59.3 +51.6 +46.7 +54.5 +70.1 +37.2 +58.2 +32.0 +12.2

Hartford HLS IB: CapApprec p 37.44 +1.20 -10.6 +58.1

Heartland Fds: ValueInv 41.17 +1.29 -5.2 +75.1 ValPlusInv p 28.61 +1.14 -4.4 +64.7

Henderson Glbl Fds: IntlOppA p

17.93 +.31 -14.8 +23.2

Hotchkis & Wiley: MidCpVal

+.36 +.24 +.06 +.32 +.14

-5.8 -1.5 +3.5 -4.0 +1.5

+56.3 +54.1 +42.5 +55.1 +50.0

22.04 +1.17 -7.5 +107.1

+71.9 +72.9 +60.5 +71.8

PIMCO Funds D:

48.67 +1.41 +5.2 +71.5

33.40 46.89 14.33 24.55

+.97 +1.37 +.46 +.87

+5.3 +5.5 -2.9 -9.9

PIMCO Funds P:

Nicholas Group:

16.45 +.53 -12.6 +63.5

Lazard Instl: 18.00 +.40 -15.4 +79.0

Lazard Open: Legg Mason A: CBEqBldrA 13.38 CBAggGr p 110.60 CBAppr p 14.07 CBFdAllCV A 12.82 WAIntTmMu 6.54 WAMgMuA p 16.20

+.46 +7.4 +3.97 +2.6 +.46 +2.7 +.49 -5.9 +.01 +10.4 +.03 +12.2

+56.5 +75.6 +46.0 +47.7 +28.2 +40.7

Legg Mason C:

Nichol n

45.79 +1.52 +5.2 +80.1

Northern Funds: BondIdx EmgMEqIdx FixIn n HiYFxInc n IntTaxEx n IntlEqIdx r MMEmMkt r MMIntlEq r MMMidCap ShIntTaxFr SmlCapVal n StockIdx n TxExpt n

10.83 10.37 10.36 7.01 10.64 8.94 16.38 8.31 11.01 10.67 15.16 15.67 10.76

-.15 +.15 -.20 +.03 -.02 +.02 -2.23 +.09 -.01 +.01 +.47 +.50 +.02



AstAllAuthP CommdtyRR EmgLocalP LowDurP RealRtnP TotRtnP

7.28 10.30 11.82 10.85 10.52 7.38 10.13 10.30 11.82 10.85

EqtyInco n Balanced x HiInc e

Loomis Sayles: GlbBdR t LSBondI LSGlblBdI StrInc C x LSBondR StrIncA x ValueY n

16.25 13.87 16.40 14.40 13.81 14.31 18.20

+.02 +.08 +.02 -.03 +.07 -.04 +.75

Loomis Sayles Inv:

ING Funds Cl A:

InvGrBdA p InvGrBdC p InvGrBdY LSFxdInc

GlbR E p

Lord Abbett A:

12.08 11.99 12.09 13.10

-.02 -.02 -.02 +.07

+4.5 +4.6 +4.9 +3.4 +4.2 +4.1 -2.0

+36.8 +65.5 +38.1 +64.4 +63.9 +68.0 +38.5

+5.3 +4.6 +5.6 +4.4

+48.2 +45.1 +49.4 +61.8

IntmDurMuBd HYMuniBd LtdTermR TWValOpp

15.03 +.05 +10.2 +61.9 9.13 ... +7.4 +26.3 15.03 +.04 +10.9 +65.3 11.08 +.01 +6.1 +18.2 31.66 +.80 -3.3 +91.4

Nuveen Cl Y: RealEst e

19.17 +.64 +10.3 +95.4

Oakmark Funds I: EqtyInc r GlobalI r Intl I r IntlSmCp r Oakmark Select

27.16 19.93 16.48 11.95 41.90 28.09

+.72 +.45 +.49 +.07 +1.35 +.92

+1.1 -11.4 -14.6 -15.1 +2.2 +2.3

+35.7 +50.4 +60.3 +74.8 +73.7 +85.2

Old Westbury Fds: GlobOpp x

6.78 -.20 -6.6 +34.3

+.10 +.20 +.10 -.03 -.04 -.05

+3.7 -5.1 +1.2 +1.8 +12.1 +4.0

+37.6 +68.9 +50.4 +21.4 +42.5 +29.1

6.91 -.04 +4.1 +57.4


46.41 +.52 +4.4 +51.0

Pioneer Funds A:

Pioneer Funds C:

HYMunBd t

+67.1 +20.7 +41.2 +28.3

Perm Port Funds:

Nuveen Cl R:

27.03 +.86 -1.9 +84.6 12.12 +.38 -19.7 +18.2 25.42 +.99 +2.2 +98.5

-5.4 +1.6 +11.7 +3.8

21.74 +.39 -1.5 +37.2

Nuveen Cl C:

12.62 +.22 -15.3 +39.3

+.21 -.03 -.04 -.05


Partners Intl n SmCap

Intl I

+32.6 +39.6 +63.2 +19.1 +39.0 +24.9

Pax World:

Longleaf Partners:

Litman Gregory Fds:

Nuveen Cl A:

+2.4 +1.7 -6.2 +1.2 +11.2 +2.9

26.41 +.75 +3.0 +51.3

CullenVal HighYldA p PionFdA px StratIncA p ValueA p

16.21 +.03 +11.6 +38.5 37.68 +1.23 -3.0 +52.2

+.10 +.10 +.19 -.03 -.04 -.05

Parnassus Funds:

HYldMuBd p 15.04 +.05 +10.8 +64.5 TWValOpp 31.49 +.80 -3.5 +90.0 LtdMBA p 11.14 +.01 +5.9 +17.4


StrTotRet r StrGrowth ICM SmlCo

15.17 +.46 -3.4 +50.5

10.34 11.69 7.08 10.30 11.82 10.85

Genesis n

Hussman Funds: 12.31 -.03 +4.1 +18.0 12.50 -.23 +1.1 +2.7 26.32 +1.01 -4.4 +72.1

Genesis n GenesInstl Guardn n Partner n

AllAstAut t AllAssetC t CommRR p LwDurC nt RealRetC p TotRtC t

Neuberger&Berm Tr:

EmgMktOp p 18.35 +.41 -15.7 +77.1

CapAppY nx 31.64 CapAppI nx 29.14 DivGrowthY nx 19.24 FltRateI x 8.59 TotRetBdY nx 10.82 CapApp Div&Grwth GrwthOpp Advisers Stock IntlOpp MidCap TotalRetBd USGovSecs

Neuberger&Berm Fds:

23.47 +.90 -6.5 +56.0 13.44 +.62 -0.8 +47.0


Hartford Fds Y:

8.75 +.11 -1.7 +43.0 9.19 +.06 +0.2 +35.8

PIMCO Funds C:

SmCpValA p LSV ValEq n IntlMsterS r

8.84 10.97 39.26 9.73 12.32 7.11 16.72 12.19 12.14 44.47 8.83 11.65 10.12 37.01 44.90 10.24 1.93 2.09 12.09 12.04 12.31 35.17 12.27 11.80 12.48 12.64 12.15 10.53 34.93 34.00 10.13 10.22 6.91 13.30

IDModAgg x IDMod x

RealRetA p 11.82 -.04 +11.7 +41.0 ShortTrmA p 9.67 ... 0.0 +11.7 TotRtA 10.85 -.05 +3.7 +27.8

Keeley Funds:

CapAppC tx FltRateC tx

AdjUS p AZ TFA px BalInv p CAHYBd px CalInsA px CalTFrA p EqIncA p FedInterm px FedTxFrA p FlexCapGrA FlRtDA p FL TFA px FoundFAl p GoldPrM A GrowthA p HY TFA px HiIncoA IncoSerA p InsTFA px MichTFA px MO TFA px NatResA p NJTFA px NY TFA p NC TFA px OhioITFA px ORTFA px PA TFA px RisDivA p SMCpGrA StratInc p TotlRtnA p USGovA p UtilitiesA p

Nationwide Serv:

1 yr 3 yr NAV Chg %rt %rt Name

CommodRR p LowDurat p RealRtn p TotlRtn p

AbsolStratI r

25.87 +.48 -14.6 +41.4 8.57 +.02 +0.8 +59.2

16.24 +.34 -2.1 +33.0 19.98 +.61 -1.7 +46.2

QualGrowth I x 26.57 +.58 -0.9 +49.6 QualityGrthJ x 26.57 +.60 -1.1 +48.2

Laudus Funds:

11.05 +.02 +2.7 +28.8

QuestZ SharesZ

Nationwide Instl:

Hartford Fds C:

Frank/Temp Frnk A:

1 yr 3 yr NAV Chg %rt %rt Name

Jensen Funds:

Forum Funds:

17.34 9.51 38.88 10.61 10.91

+.65 +.15 +1.32 ... +.39

-4.3 -1.7 -3.8 +3.2 -3.6

+29.8 +92.7 +45.1 +51.6 +34.4

PioneerFdY x 39.01 +1.30 -3.5 +47.0 StratIncC t 10.39 +.01 +2.6 +48.5

Pioneer Fds Y: CullenVal Y GlbHiYld StratIncY p

17.46 +.66 -3.9 +31.4 9.39 +.06 -1.8 +91.9 10.61 ... +3.5 +52.8

Price Funds Adv: BlChipGr n 38.81 EqtyInc n 23.18 Growth pn 31.72 HiYld n 6.45 MidCapGro n 52.04 R2020A px 15.86 R2030Adv npx 16.51 R2040A pnx 16.55 SmCpValA n 34.59 TF Income pn 10.09

+1.21 +.92 +.94 +.04 +1.64 +.09 +.24 +.30 +1.20 +.01

+1.7 0.0 -0.6 +2.9 -1.0 -0.8 -2.2 -2.9 -0.3 +9.3

+74.5 +51.1 +71.1 +78.8 +93.9 +57.1 +62.0 +62.8 +68.3 +29.8

do d

nd un nd o


$125 $175 $275 $375

u d o on

We Pay Top P ces Fo Go d S ve and P a num ems 9K 10K 14K Den a 18K 22K 24K Any Cond on New Used And Damaged Go d Nugge s P a num O d Se ngs C ass R ngs Go d Pens Den a Go d B oken Jewe y B ace e s Meda s S ve Ba s O d Wa ch Cases M sce aneous Jewe y

Estate Jewe ry & D amonds A o de ewe y wan ed n go d s ve & p a num

South of the underpass 185 SE 3rd Street Bend ContraK CnvSec DisEq n DiscEqF DiverIntl n DiversIntK r DivStkO n DivGth n Emerg Asia r EmrgMkt n EqutInc n EQII n EqIncK Export n FidelFd FltRateHi r FourInOne n GNMA n GovtInc n GroCo n GroInc GrowCoF GrowthCoK GrStrat nr HighInc rn Indepndnce n InProBnd IntBd n IntGov IntmMuni n IntlDisc n InvGrBd n InvGB n LgCapVal n LatAm n LevCoStock LowPr rn LowPriStkK r Magellan n MagellanK MA Muni n MegaCpStk n MidCap n MidCapK r MuniInc ne NewMkt nr NewMill n NY Mun n OTC OTC K 100Index Ovrsea n Puritan PuritanK RealEInc r RealEst n SrAllSecEqF SCmdtyStrt n SCmdtyStrF n SrsEmrgMkt SrEmgMktF SrsIntGrw SerIntlGrF SrsIntSmCp SrsIntVal SerIntlValF SrsInvGrdF ShtIntMu ne STBondF STBF n SmCapDisc n SmCpGrth r SmCapOpp SmallCapS nr SmCapValu r SpSTTBInv nr StkSlcACap n StkSelSmCap StratDivInc StratInc n TaxFreeB r TotalBond n Trend n USBI n Utility n Value n Wrldwde n

67.67 22.93 21.67 21.64 25.56 25.51 14.87 26.03 25.57 20.71 41.48 17.47 41.47 20.74 31.28 9.62 26.66 11.79 10.70 81.27 18.31 81.18 81.20 18.70 8.60 21.86 12.79 10.82 10.93 10.42 27.55 11.61 7.67 10.15 49.34 25.25 35.88 35.85 63.38 63.31 12.28 10.16 26.69 26.67 12.99 15.81 29.02 13.26 55.04 55.38 8.86 26.48 17.71 17.70 10.21 27.76 11.28 8.99 9.01 14.44 14.46 10.06 10.08 10.57 8.05 8.06 11.61 10.79 8.48 8.48 20.21 15.04 10.49 16.68 14.07 11.48 24.39 18.17 11.04 10.78 11.18 10.85 67.26 11.71 17.28 63.78 17.37

+1.84 +0.3 +58.0 +.51 -6.2 +93.9 +.82 -2.5 +35.5 +.82 -2.3 NS +.78 -13.1 +32.0 +.78 -12.9 +32.7 +.57 +1.0 +89.9 +1.00 -7.7 +79.1 +.53 -13.0 +52.7 +.46 -18.8 +72.2 +1.51 -4.0 +51.0 +.64 -2.0 +46.4 +1.51 -3.8 +51.8 +.66 -3.4 +55.5 +.99 -2.0 +49.1 +.02 +1.6 +43.5 +.74 -1.0 +46.6 -.05 +7.8 +23.5 -.08 +7.6 +14.1 +2.05 +0.6 +79.2 +.67 +1.8 +50.7 +2.06 +0.7 NS +2.06 +0.7 +80.1 +.56 -8.6 +66.5 +.04 +3.3 +82.8 +.57 -10.1 +60.9 -.02 +13.6 +29.9 -.06 +6.0 +33.7 -.05 +5.6 +11.2 ... +7.6 +20.8 +.81 -14.8 +28.7 -.07 +7.7 +28.4 -.05 +7.8 +35.4 +.43 -4.8 +30.6 +1.24 -12.9 +99.6 +1.05 -9.6 +94.7 +1.01 +0.8 +77.5 +1.01 +0.9 +78.3 +2.10 -10.7 +49.0 +2.11 -10.6 +49.7 +.01 +9.9 +28.2 +.37 +3.1 +58.3 +.79 -2.2 +92.9 +.79 -2.1 +94.1 +.01 +10.1 +29.2 +.05 +7.8 +74.2 +.98 +2.8 +80.5 ... +9.1 +27.1 +1.07 -0.3 +101.3 +1.08 -0.1 +102.3 +.32 +3.6 +48.0 +.94 -15.7 +17.5 +.33 +0.9 +50.2 +.33 +1.0 +50.8 +.10 +5.0 +83.6 +1.15 +10.9 +101.6 +.40 -2.0 NS +.24 -11.7 NS +.25 -11.5 NS +.33 -19.8 +72.0 +.33 -19.6 NS +.25 -9.2 NS +.26 -9.0 NS +.27 -9.4 NS +.23 -16.2 NS +.23 -16.0 NS -.07 +7.7 NS -.01 +4.0 +12.6 -.01 +2.0 NS -.01 +1.9 +13.6 +.88 +1.1 +115.5 +.48 -2.5 +88.6 +.34 -2.4 +104.4 +.63 -14.6 +81.9 +.61 -3.0 +78.1 -.12 +12.7 +14.6 +.84 -4.5 +52.9 +.60 -2.2 +84.7 +.31 +7.9 +77.2 +.01 +5.0 +52.5 +.01 +10.4 +29.1 -.05 +7.2 +39.7 +1.65 -0.5 +80.6 -.08 +7.5 +21.5 +.57 +11.8 +51.4 +2.58 -6.2 +77.0 +.52 -6.3 +47.2

+42.4 +53.4 Fidelity Selects: +94.4 Biotech n 85.09 +3.31 +14.3 +47.4 +66.1 ConStaple 71.50 +2.26 +8.7 +57.3 +54.5 Electr n 44.80 +2.06 -6.7 +109.9 +50.5 Energy n 49.70 +2.53 -3.1 +82.5 +51.3 EngSvc n 65.64 +3.41 -10.9 +102.3 +38.3 Gold rn 43.16 +.34 -12.5 +74.7 Health n 122.21 +4.87 +6.8 +70.5 +50.9 Materials 62.02 +2.50 -6.5 +127.8 +48.0 MedEqSys n 25.28 +.99 -3.9 +49.4 NatRes rn 31.58 +1.41 -7.1 +86.8 77.76 +.15 +1.9 +101.6 +66.0 Softwr n 86.82 +1.13 -9.5 +127.7 +43.4 Tech n +55.4 Fidelity Spartan:

Frank/Tmp Frnk Adv: FdTF Adv GlbBdAdv n GrAdv t HY TF Adv x IncomeAdv TGlbTRAdv TtlRtAdv USGovAdv p

12.15 12.43 44.91 10.27 2.08 12.30 10.24 6.92

IVA Funds:

+.02 +11.7 +.11 -0.9 +1.34 +1.4 ... +11.8 +.04 +3.0 +.11 +0.2 -.03 +5.9 -.02 +7.0

+32.7 +33.4 +64.6 +48.2 +68.2 +44.0 +35.4 +19.0

Frank/Temp Frnk C: CalTFC t FdTxFC t FoundFAl p HY TFC tx IncomeC t RisDvC t StratIncC p USGovC t

7.09 12.13 9.95 10.38 2.11 34.51 10.13 6.86

+.01 +10.1 +.01 +11.0 +.27 -2.6 ... +10.9 +.04 +2.3 +1.14 +6.4 +.05 +2.6 -.02 +6.2

+30.8 +30.1 +45.7 +45.3 +64.8 +54.2 +43.1 +16.7

Frank/Temp Mtl A&B: BeaconA SharesA

11.61 +.32 -3.0 +45.4 19.84 +.61 -2.0 +45.0

Frank/Temp Mtl C: SharesC t

19.68 +.60 -2.7 +41.9

Frank/Temp Temp A: DevMktA px ForeignA p GlBondA p GrowthA p WorldA p

21.32 5.93 12.46 16.33 13.79

+.11 +.16 +.10 +.53 +.43

-14.1 -12.1 -1.3 -6.2 -5.0

+75.5 +45.7 +32.5 +36.2 +40.0

Intl I r WorldwideA t WorldwideC t Worldwide I r

14.73 15.38 15.30 15.37

+.18 +.27 +.26 +.27


25.60 +.75 -5.8 +48.0

Invesco Fds Invest: DivrsDiv p

11.89 +.43 -0.2 +49.4

Invesco Funds A: BalRiskA Chart p CmstkA Constl p DevMkt p DivrsDiv p EqtyIncA GlbCoreEq p GrIncA p HYMuA IntlGrow MidCpCEq p MidCGth p MuniInA RealEst p SmCpValA t TF IntA p USGovFd

11.77 16.12 15.31 21.45 28.67 11.90 8.34 11.54 18.68 9.37 25.29 21.13 25.28 13.30 22.93 15.54 11.64 9.27

+.12 +10.9 NS +.45 +0.5 +47.0 +.55 -1.1 +54.9 +.67 -7.9 +32.5 +.56 -9.4 +105.0 +.43 -0.2 +49.0 +.22 -0.5 +42.1 +.40 -10.2 +29.8 +.70 -1.0 +44.8 +.01 +10.8 +51.5 +.73 -6.3 +46.1 +.62 -5.8 +45.1 +1.00 -8.4 +95.3 +.01 +10.4 +41.6 +.90 +9.9 +81.5 +.68 -8.2 +67.2 +.01 +8.5 +23.2 -.08 +6.9 +11.6

Invesco Funds B: EqIncB

FlexCpGr FrgnAv GrthAv

Invesco Funds C:

Frank/Temp Tmp B&C: GlBdC p

12.49 +.11 -1.6 +30.9

Franklin Mutual Ser: QuestA

16.12 +.34 -2.4 +31.8

Franklin Templ: TgtModA p

13.85 +.22 -1.1 +41.0

GE Elfun S&S: S&S Income n S&S PM n TaxEx Trusts n

11.69 39.57 11.93 42.22

-.06 +7.8 +1.35 -1.8 +.01 +10.0 +1.24 +1.8

+25.3 +51.9 +28.8 +61.6


8.18 +.21 -0.7 +41.6 8.22 +.21 -1.3 +38.8

Invesco Funds P: SummitP p

11.35 +.37 -3.8 +37.1

Ivy Funds: AssetSC t AssetStrA p AssetStrY p AssetStrI r GlNatRsA p GlNatResI t HighIncoA p LgCapGrA p LtdTrmA p

21.76 22.39 22.43 22.58 17.17 17.56 7.94 13.25 11.09

+.68 +.70 +.71 +.71 +.79 +.80 +.02 +.39 -.04

GE Instl Funds:

JPMorgan A Class:

IntlEq nx SmCpEqI x

Core Bond A HighYld p Inv Bal p InvCon p InvGr&InA p InvGrwth p MdCpVal px

9.39 +.03 -15.4 +16.0 15.17 +.32 +3.5 +85.3

GE Investments: TRFd1 TRFd3 p

15.96 +.33 -2.4 +32.0 15.88 +.32 -2.6 +31.1

GMO Trust: ShtDurColl r USTreas x

6.62 25.01

... ...

NE +0.1


EmergMkt rx 10.51 -.60 -14.6


GMO Trust III: 10.53 -.61 -14.7 +79.0 18.88 +.29 -10.1 +20.7 22.10 +.53 +11.8 +46.0

GMO Trust IV: EmgCnDt EmerMkt x IntlCoreEq x IntlGrEq x IntlIntrVal x Quality

8.79 10.45 25.37 20.81 18.86 22.11

+.07 -.62 +.14 +.31 +.27 +.52

+7.2 +102.4 -14.6 +79.5 -8.7 +28.5 -8.0 +34.5 -10.0 +20.9 +11.8 +46.1

GMO Trust VI: EmgMkts rx FlexEqVI IntlCoreEq x Quality StrFixInco x USCoreEq

10.45 16.97 25.34 22.10 16.20 12.28

-.63 +.22 +.13 +.53 -.97 +.32

-14.5 -9.0 -8.7 +11.9 +14.0 +8.4

+79.6 -12.8 +28.6 +46.4 +48.1 +49.3

Gabelli Funds: Asset EqInc p SmCapG n Util A p Util C t

48.88 20.55 31.75 6.14 5.41

+1.82 +.72 +1.04 +.16 +.13

-0.1 +2.3 -4.4 +8.1 +7.2

+69.1 +61.4 +67.2 +47.5 +43.9

Gateway Funds: GatewayA x

26.41 +.17 +3.0 +18.8

Goldman Sachs A: GrthOppsA 20.78 +.69 -3.7 +91.5 MidCapVA p 33.59 +1.36 -5.9 +65.1 ShtDuGvA 10.27 ... +1.0 +7.1 10.25 22.21 6.84 8.47 33.81 10.23 10.58 41.17 8.35

-.07 +.73 +.04 +.02 +1.37 -.01 ... +1.50 +.26

+7.3 -3.3 +2.6 +9.6 -5.5 +1.2 +3.5 +1.3 -15.2

+33.9 +93.8 +80.5 +48.6 +67.2 +8.1 +12.3 +76.6 +22.7

GuideStone Funds: BalAllo GS4 GrEqGS4 IntlEqGS4 x

-.06 +.06 +.19 +.11 +.29 +.40 +.72

+25.7 +28.5 +28.6 +29.5 +72.7 +74.9 +83.2 +50.9 +12.8

+7.0 +2.5 +0.2 +1.6 -1.0 -2.6 +2.1

+24.8 +77.8 +38.8 +31.8 +46.0 +48.4 +68.7

JPMorgan C Class: JP Morgan Instl: IntTxFrIn n 11.24 +.01 +7.7 +19.0 MidCapVal nx 23.85 +.62 +2.6 +71.3

JPMorgan R Cl: CoreBond n 11.82 -.06 +7.3 +26.2 HighYld r 7.63 +.05 +2.8 +79.3 MtgBacked 11.45 -.02 +6.5 +33.0 ShtDurBond 10.95 -.02 +2.0 +10.8

JPMorgan Select: MdCpValu x SmCap x USEquity nx USREstate nx

23.66 36.16 9.96 16.23

+.65 +.77 +.30 +.57

+2.3 +3.2 -0.9 +8.4

+70.0 +85.0 +57.9 +82.8

-20.2 +7.2 +6.7 -15.1 +2.6 +2.8 +7.6 -12.7 +0.6 +2.9 -1.5 +6.4 +1.7 +6.6 -3.0

+65.4 +25.5 +35.8 +71.7 +56.0 +79.0 +18.7 +27.8 +56.4 +76.9 +77.4 +32.5 +10.1 +24.8 +58.4

JPMorgan Sel Cls: AsiaEq nx CoreBond n CorePlusBd n EmMkEqSl x EqIndx x HighYld IntmdTFBd n IntlValSel x IntrdAmer x LgCapGr x MkExpIdx nx MtgBckdSl n ShtDurBdSel TxAwRRet n USLCCrPls nx

29.33 11.81 8.25 20.39 28.70 7.64 11.25 11.19 22.87 21.54 9.75 11.45 10.95 10.31 19.88

+.46 -.06 -.03 +.50 +.89 +.06 +.01 -.07 +.69 +.55 +.31 -.01 -.01 +.06 +.48

James Adv Fds: BalGldnRbw

20.54 +.28 +5.0 +31.0

Janus S Shrs:

Goldman Sachs Inst: CoreFxc GrthOppt HiYield HYMuni n MidCapVal SD Gov ShrtDurTF n SmCapVal StructIntl n

11.82 7.61 12.06 11.11 12.53 13.08 23.50

-7.4 -6.8 -6.8 -6.5 -19.2 -19.0 +6.0 +1.8 +2.9

CoreBond pn 11.87 -.07 +6.2 +22.4

GMO Trust II: EmgMk rx IntlIntrVal x Quality

+41.6 +46.1 +42.8 +47.0

Invesco Fds Instl:

Frank/Temp Tmp Adv: 45.30 +1.02 -3.5 +57.7 5.86 +.16 -11.9 +46.9 16.32 +.53 -5.9 +37.3

-1.6 -1.9 -2.7 -1.7

12.00 +.15 NA NA 18.71 +.56 -1.2 +69.3 11.31 +.09 -13.5 +34.0

Forty x Overseas te

30.78 +.68 -7.3 +45.7 32.31 -1.98 -30.1 NS

Janus T Shrs: BalancedT nx 24.45 Contrarian T 12.43 FlexBondT e 10.46 Grw&IncT nx 29.93 HiYldT re 8.69 Janus T x 27.37 OverseasT re 32.46 PerkMCVal T x 20.34 PerkSCVal T x 20.54 ResearchT nx 28.18

-.13 +.17 -.23 +.88 +.03 +.58 -1.98 -1.03 -2.06 +.71

+1.4 -14.6 +6.1 -1.0 +3.0 -5.6 -29.9 -1.4 -2.8 -3.6

+38.8 +38.3 +28.2 +55.8 +71.4 +51.0 +54.2 +55.3 +66.2 +76.7

FloatRt p IntrTaxFr ShDurTxFr e ValueOpps p AffiliatdA p FundlEq BalanStratA x BondDebA p DevGthA p HYMunBd p ShDurIncoA p MidCapA p RsSmCpA TaxFrA p CapStruct p

9.00 10.61 15.81 15.20 10.66 12.21 9.98 7.61 19.82 10.83 4.53 15.90 30.26 10.61 11.57

+.02 +1.4 +47.4 +.02 +9.2 +27.9 ... +3.4 NS +.60 -3.6 +70.8 +.43 -6.7 +34.8 +.49 -2.7 +53.3 +.22 -2.8 +48.7 +.04 +4.0 +63.4 +.42 -1.6 +110.2 +.03 +4.0 +47.6 -.01 +3.1 +29.0 +.64 -3.1 +64.2 +1.30 -4.4 +69.8 +.03 +10.3 +42.4 +.30 +0.2 +47.6

Lord Abbett C: BdDbC p 7.63 +.04 +3.3 +60.2 FloatRt p 9.01 +.02 +0.7 +44.4 ShDurIncoC t 4.56 -.01 +2.4 +26.3

Lord Abbett F: ShtDurInco



+3.2 +29.7

Lord Abbett I: SmCapVal

32.08 +1.37 -4.1 +71.3

MFS Funds A: IntlDiverA MITA MIGA BondA EmGrA GvScA GrAllA IntNwDA IntlValA ModAllA MuHiA t ResBondA RschA ReschIntA TotRA UtilA ValueA

12.19 18.75 15.43 13.38 41.79 10.53 13.63 19.33 23.53 13.28 7.61 10.62 24.68 13.27 14.07 16.99 22.50

+.29 +.61 +.36 -.08 +.91 -.06 +.31 +.33 +.54 +.21 +.01 -.07 +.75 +.37 +.27 +.53 +.79

-9.0 -1.3 +1.9 +6.1 -0.2 +7.1 -1.7 -9.2 -2.4 +0.8 +10.6 +6.3 0.0 -10.7 +2.2 +6.4 +0.4

+43.2 +47.1 +69.9 +51.6 +65.5 +16.5 +57.5 +67.1 +38.0 +50.8 +50.9 +39.0 +58.7 +35.6 +36.9 +70.9 +42.4

EmgGI ResrchBdI n ReInT ValueI

43.45 10.63 13.67 22.60

+.95 -.06 +.38 +.80

0.0 +6.4 -10.5 +0.7

+66.8 +39.6 +36.6 +43.5

MFS Funds Instl: IntlEqty n

15.83 +.51 -9.7 +39.0

MainStay Funds A: HiYldBdA LgCpGrA p

5.77 +.03 +5.8 +73.2 6.90 +.19 +0.1 +66.4

MainStay Funds I: MnStMAP I ICAP SelEq S&P500Idx

30.97 +1.10 -1.4 +55.6 34.16 +1.29 -1.1 +58.4 29.17 +1.07 +2.5 +55.1

Mairs & Power: Growth n

72.50 +2.45 +0.7 +52.5

Managers Funds: PimcoBond n 10.51 -.05 +4.7 +32.6 TmSqMCpGI n 13.86 +.46 -1.4 +68.0 Bond n 25.86 -.14 +6.3 +54.0

Manning&Napier Fds: ProBConS n 12.71 +.06 +2.7 +25.1 WorldOppA n 6.63 +.21 -15.5 +31.5

Marsico Funds: Focus p

17.61 +.48 -2.4 +56.0

Matthews Asian: AsiaDivInv r AsianG&IInv China Inv PacTigerInv MergerFd n

12.46 15.09 21.79 20.53 16.01

+.16 +.25 +.39 +.41 +.03

-8.8 +70.0 -8.9 +56.0 -17.8 +78.9 -8.5 +102.9 +1.5 +15.0

HiYldBdM p LowDurBd TotRetBd TotalRetBondI MontagGr I

9.81 8.42 10.31 10.31 25.08

+.06 -.01 -.05 -.05 +.60

+0.6 +1.0 +5.1 +5.3 +3.4

+84.7 +28.9 +37.5 +38.4 +52.6

Morgan Stanley A: FocusGroA

33.86 +.68 -5.5 +115.3

MorganStanley Inst: EmMktI n IntlEqI n IntlEqP np MCapGrI n MCapGrP p SmlCoGrI n

21.96 12.19 12.05 33.17 32.01 12.74

+.41 +.33 +.32 +.73 +.70 +.25

-16.1 +70.7 -8.0 +24.8 -8.2 +23.8 -6.5 +109.5 -6.7 +108.1 -7.5 +81.1

Munder Funds A: MdCpCGr t

27.82 +.95 -0.7 +75.1

Munder Funds Y: BeaconZ EuropZ GblDiscovA GlbDiscC GlbDiscZ

11.68 18.78 27.12 26.93 27.44

+.33 +.52 +.81 +.80 +.82

-2.7 -10.1 -3.7 -4.3 -3.4

+46.8 +24.2 +31.9 +29.2 +33.1

SmMCap SmMCpInst

32.06 +1.19 -2.3 +69.6 32.93 +1.23 -2.1 +71.0

RidgeWorth Funds: GScUltShBdI HighYldI IntmBondI LgCpValEqI MdCValEqI SmCpValI

10.10 9.38 10.41 12.52 9.89 12.48

-.01 +.05 -.05 +.49 +.43 +.42

+1.5 +3.1 +6.2 -0.8 -6.7 -3.3

+8.9 +64.0 +17.9 +53.6 +86.0 +79.2

+.54 +.51 +.43 +.38 +.55 +.36 +.41 +.36 +.43

-13.1 +89.2 -10.4 +91.0 -12.7 +103.0 -3.8 +74.3 -0.8 +79.2 +0.4 +61.2 -1.5 +64.3 -6.3 +80.7 -9.1 +64.7

-.55 +.16 +.17 +.92 -.19 +.79 +1.00

-15.7 -8.6 -13.9 -5.4 +5.1 -2.4 +5.0

Royce Funds: LowPrSkSvc r MicroCapI n OpptyI r PennMuI rn PremierI nr SpeclEqInv r TotRetI r ValuSvc t ValPlusSvc

14.48 14.70 10.42 10.86 18.63 19.87 12.75 11.03 12.11

Russell Funds S: EmerMkts x GlobEq x IntlDevMkt x RESec x StratBd x USCoreEq x USQuan x

CoreFxInA n EmMktDbt n HiYld n IntMuniA IntlEqA n LgCGroA n LgCValA n S&P500E n TaxMgdLC

16.29 8.01 26.66 32.85 10.81 26.97 29.81

+88.9 +49.6 +25.3 +56.5 +38.3 +53.2 +52.9

GlbSMdCap LgCapStrat MuniBond pn RealReturn x

13.47 8.75 12.13 9.43

+.38 +.25 +.01 +.19

-7.4 -16.2 +6.2 -9.9

+54.2 +17.0 +19.5 +34.5

Oppenheimer A: AMTFrMuA AMTFrNY ActiveAllA CAMuniA p CapAppA p CapIncA px DevMktA p DiscFd p Equity A EqIncA p GlobalA p GblAllocA x GlblOppA GblStrIncoA x Gold px IntlBdA p IntlDivA IntGrow px LtdTrmMu MnStFdA MainStrOpA p MnStSCpA p RisingDivA SenFltRtA S&MdCpVlA

6.45 11.41 9.10 7.88 43.00 8.51 29.54 54.46 8.55 22.49 54.20 13.85 26.75 4.05 35.24 6.28 10.38 25.50 14.63 32.35 12.46 19.99 15.78 8.04 29.89

-.01 +15.7 +65.0 +.02 +12.6 +63.0 +.21 -4.7 +44.6 +.01 +12.7 +73.1 +1.26 -1.2 +61.3 -.10 +4.3 +41.7 +.79 -15.7 +95.7 +.91 +0.8 +76.4 +.29 -2.4 +59.1 +.89 -5.4 +70.3 +1.86 -8.5 +55.0 -.14 -6.8 +43.7 +.94 -9.1 +90.0 ... +1.3 +43.7 -2.03 -22.0 +129.8 +.01 +1.1 +22.6 +.23 -14.3 +56.4 +.58 -7.7 +52.1 +.01 +8.1 +36.7 +1.10 +0.4 +58.7 +.47 -2.5 +60.9 +.70 -2.2 +78.5 +.51 +3.0 +44.9 +.01 +2.3 +66.9 +1.20 -6.6 +72.9

Oppenheimer B: RisingDivB 14.30 +.46 +2.1 +41.0 S&MdCpVlB 25.44 +1.02 -7.3 +68.8

Oppenheimer C&M: DevMktC t GblStrIncoC x IntlBondC LtdTmMuC t RisingDivC p SenFltRtC

28.42 4.05 6.26 14.57 14.24 8.05

+.77 +.01 +.02 +.01 +.45 +.01

-16.2 +0.8 +0.4 +7.4 +2.2 +1.8

+91.6 +40.5 +20.3 +33.6 +41.7 +64.8

Oppenheim Quest : 22.62 +.16 -6.2 +19.9

Oppenheimer Roch: LtdNYA p LtdNYC t RoNtMuC t RoMu A p RoMu C p RcNtlMuA

3.31 3.30 6.82 15.91 15.88 6.83

... +.01 +.02 +.02 +.02 +.01

+7.4 +6.7 +10.2 +10.9 +10.0 +10.9

+32.8 +30.5 +66.2 +68.7 +63.4 +69.9

+1.32 +.79 +.02 +.44 +.73 +.51 +.81

-0.8 -15.4 +1.3 -7.3 -1.9 +3.2 -3.8

+63.3 +97.3 +24.0 +54.4 +80.4 +46.2 +56.7

Oppenheimer Y: CapApprecY DevMktY IntlBdY IntlGrowY x MainStSCY RisingDivY ValueY

44.92 29.19 6.28 25.32 20.97 16.13 21.04

Optimum Fds Instl: Fixed Inc

9.52 -.06 +7.0 +47.6

Osterweis Funds: OsterweisFd n 25.60 +.66 -4.6 +44.5 StratIncome 11.31 +.04 +4.0 +44.1

PACE Funds P: LgGrEqtyP x LgVEqtyP x

17.93 +.46 -0.6 +61.3 16.22 +.35 -1.4 +52.5

PIMCO Admin PIMS: ComdtyRRA RelRetAd p ShtTmAd p TotRetAd n

7.29 +.20 -5.3 +68.1 11.82 -.04 +11.9 +41.8 9.67 ... +0.1 +11.9 10.85 -.05 +3.9 +28.4


AllAstAuth t All Asset p CommodRR p HiYldA LowDurA

10.68 -.18 +5.2 +38.6 26.98 +.80 -2.3 +53.7 10.03 +.17 NA 9.93 +.16 NA


24.07 -.02 -6.3 -16.1 11.02 11.08 7.11 11.52 7.58 21.92 16.07 34.90 12.15

-.06 +.03 +.03 +.01 +.18 +.67 +.68 +1.27 +.44

+7.0 +4.8 +4.2 +8.6 -13.0 +0.9 +0.7 +2.7 +1.0

+41.8 +69.4 +95.3 +25.0 +23.9 +67.0 +44.3 +56.2 +55.1

SSgA Funds: EmgMkt SP500 n

18.23 +.48 -16.7 +72.5 20.79 +.76 +2.6 +55.8

Schwab Funds: CoreEqty x DivEqtySel x FunUSLInst r IntlSS r 1000Inv r S&P Sel n SmCapSel TotBond TSM Sel r

16.93 13.45 9.50 14.61 35.58 19.68 19.18 9.52 22.76

+.44 +.42 +.37 +.43 +1.30 +.71 +.67 -.06 +.82

+1.8 +6.9 +0.7 -11.2 +2.0 +2.7 -2.4 +7.1 +2.0

+44.1 +47.1 +79.5 +27.9 +58.1 +56.0 +81.2 +18.0 +60.7

Scout Funds: Intl

27.93 +.88 -11.7 +40.2

Security Funds: MidCapValA

29.80 +1.23 NA


Selected Funds: 39.68 +1.05 -3.2 +51.6 39.72 +1.19 -3.5 +50.2

ComStk A p 31.26 SMGvA p 9.14 SmCoA p 7.33 Sequoia n 146.04

+.60 +2.1 -.03 +1.3 -.38 +2.7 +4.22 +12.8

+57.6 +9.2 +72.2 +61.4

Sit Funds: US Gov n

11.24 -.03 +2.3 +15.8

Sound Shore: SoundShore n 29.93 +.94 -5.0 +41.1

St FarmAssoc: Balan n Gwth n

54.09 +.09 +3.2 +30.1 52.24 +1.13 +0.8 +39.1

GSShDurItl 10.17 -.01 +0.6 +7.1 IbbotsBalSv p 11.59 +.17 -1.3 +39.9 IbbotsModSv p11.45 +.11 +0.9 +34.2

TARGET: SmCapVal n


PIMCO Funds A:

Metro West Fds:

+39.2 +90.7 +88.6 +84.6

-8.4 -17.7 -5.4 -7.1

SEI Portfolios:

We have great Stocking Stuffers!!

Mutual Series:

41.93 +1.15 +1.3 +92.3

+1.04 +.67 +.81 +.79

Sun Capital Adv:

MdCpCGrY n 28.46 +.98 -0.5 +76.4


34.40 21.41 34.88 29.42

Rainier Inv Mgt:

MgdFutStr n


AllAssetAut r AllAsset CommodRR DiverInco EmgMktCur EmMktsBd FltgInc r FrgnBdUnd r FrgnBd n FdIdxPlus r HiYld n InvGradeCp LowDur n LTUSG n ModDur n RERRStg r RealReturn RealRetInstl ShortT StksPlus TotRet n TR II n TRIII n

Meridian Funds:

CoreEqVIP EmgMktA RSNatRes np RSPartners

Rydex Investor:

10.53 11.95 7.39 11.20 9.95 11.22 8.30 11.05 10.66 5.51 8.96 10.25 10.30 11.26 10.51 5.01 11.36 11.82 9.67 7.88 10.85 10.48 9.54 10.46 11.84 7.25 8.96 10.30

+.10 +.11 +.20 -.01 +.04 +.01 +.06 -.02 -.02 +.18 +.05 -.07 -.03 -.34 -.06 +.18 -.07 -.04 ... +.31 -.05 -.07 -.04 +.10 +.10 +.20 +.05 -.03

+3.8 +38.0 +3.1 +45.3 -5.0 +69.6 +4.4 +58.7 -3.2 +25.9 +7.0 +58.6 -4.4 +39.0 +9.9 +48.4 +6.6 +39.7 +5.5 +130.3 +4.2 +77.6 +6.8 +42.1 +1.9 +21.8 +27.0 +36.0 +3.6 +27.8 +29.5 +186.4 +22.8 +55.8 +12.2 +42.9 +0.3 +12.8 +2.4 +83.0 +4.1 +29.4 +4.3 +28.2 +3.5 +29.4 +3.3 +2.5 -5.6 +3.8 +1.5

+35.7 +42.7 +67.1 +75.8 +20.4

Primecap Odyssey : AggGrwth r Growth r Stock r

16.13 +.39 -0.9 +89.4 15.01 +.44 -2.3 +67.3 14.35 +.43 +2.7 +64.8

BdMtgInstl DivIntlInst HighYldA pe HiYld In x Intl I Inst LgCGr2In x LgLGI In x LgCV3 In x LgCV1 In x LgGrIn x LgCpIndxI x LgCValIn x LT2010In LfTm2020In LT2030In LT2040In MidCGIII In MidCV1 In x PreSecs In e RealEstSecI SGI In e SmCV2 In x SAMBalA SAMGrA p

10.59 8.99 7.37 10.06 9.79 7.63 8.94 9.79 10.33 7.86 8.84 9.38 11.29 11.54 11.34 11.41 10.25 12.52 9.42 17.53 10.31 9.15 12.67 13.49

-.06 +.26 -.22 -.87 +.26 -.52 -.09 +.21 +.22 +.18 +.16 +.27 +.14 +.24 +.28 +.31 +.32 +.41 -.01 +.65 -.29 +.31 +.25 +.37

+6.6 +42.7 -10.3 +33.3 +3.6 +69.6 +3.4 +86.5 -14.8 +21.6 +1.3 +60.9 +0.3 +90.6 -1.9 +38.8 -0.8 +43.4 -4.0 +49.7 +2.7 +55.8 +2.2 +42.0 +1.5 +48.1 -0.6 +50.2 -1.6 +51.8 -2.7 +51.7 -3.8 +87.4 -3.2 +71.0 +2.5 +81.8 +11.3 +85.0 +0.2 +108.4 -5.2 +72.2 +1.0 +45.7 -0.2 +48.5

Prudential Fds A: BlendA GrowthA HiYldA p MidCpGrA NatResA STCorpBdA x SmallCoA p

16.55 18.14 5.35 27.98 46.81 11.31 20.10

+.48 +.41 +.03 +.74 +1.67 -.03 +.61

-3.7 +0.2 +4.9 +2.6 -16.5 +2.6 -1.5

+65.2 +64.2 +80.7 +82.6 +98.0 +22.5 +82.6

Vanguard Idx Fds: DevMkInPl nr 91.09 EmMkInPl nr 81.16 ExtMkt I n 97.79 MidCpIstPl n 97.83 SmCapInPl n 97.12 TotIntAdm nr 21.89 TotIntlInst nr 87.52 TotIntlIP nr 87.54 TotIntSig nr 26.26 500 n 116.47 Balanced n 21.92 DevMkt n 8.80 EMkt n 24.43 Extend n 39.62 Growth n 31.95 ITBond n 11.66 LTBond n 13.60 MidCap 19.79 REIT r 19.33 SmCap n 33.63 SmlCpGrow 21.64 SmlCapVal 15.17 STBond n 10.58 TotBond n 10.93 TotlIntl n 13.09 TotStk n 31.48 Value n 20.61

+2.73 -11.7 +.43 -15.7 +2.23 -3.0 +2.29 -1.3 +2.12 -2.3 ... -13.2 -.09 -13.2 -.09 -13.1 -.01 -13.2 +3.61 +2.6 +.42 +4.5 +.26 -11.8 +.20 -15.9 +.98 -3.2 +.84 +2.2 -.25 +10.2 -.49 +21.3 +.50 -1.5 +.55 +11.0 +.80 -2.5 +.62 -1.5 +.29 -3.5 -.08 +2.9 -.13 +7.4 ... -13.2 +.97 +1.6 +.72 +1.9

Vanguard Signal:

BdIdxInst BondInst EqIdxInst Gr&IncInst InfLkdBdInst IntlEqIInst IntlEqInst LgCVl Inst MdCVlRet RealSecInst S&P500IInst

10.72 10.43 9.56 9.21 12.00 14.07 7.45 12.24 16.49 16.56 14.13

-.07 -.06 +.35 +.32 -.05 +.42 +.30 +.55 +.67 +.67 +.51

+7.5 +6.5 +1.6 +3.4 +13.7 -11.8 -22.6 -4.7 -1.5 -1.2 +2.7

NS +20.8 +60.0 +55.2 +30.5 +28.3 +26.0 +55.5 +72.9 +74.1 +56.0

12.29 +.11 -0.1 +43.0

Templeton Instit: ForEqS x

17.02 -.24 -10.4 +30.9

Third Avenue Fds: IntlValInst rx 14.10 +.09 -13.3 +33.4 REValInst r 20.26 +.46 -11.6 +48.7 ValueInst x 40.20 +.15 -19.8 +36.4

Thornburg Fds C: IntValuC t

22.54 +.48 -13.9 +30.9

Thornburg Fds: IntlValA px IncBuildA t IncBuildC p IntlValue I x LtdMunA p LtTMuniI ValueI x

23.99 17.92 17.92 24.51 14.48 14.48 30.00

+.51 +.36 +.35 +.49 +.01 +.01 +.97

-13.3 +0.6 -0.2 -13.0 +6.4 +6.8 -12.0

+33.8 +62.0 +58.9 +35.4 +20.0 +21.2 +46.3

Thrivent Fds A: LgCapStock MuniBd

21.24 +.70 -4.5 +39.8 11.44 ... +10.0 +25.7

Tocqueville Fds: Delafield e Gold te

27.21 +.62 -5.2 +96.7 72.61 -.18 -11.1 +169.8

Touchstone Family: SandsCapGrI 14.35 +.42 +1.7 +128.9 SelGrowth 10.18 +.30 +1.2 +124.7

Transamerica A: AsAlModGr p 11.23 +.08 -3.7 +42.2

Transamerica C: AsAlModGr t 11.22 +.16 -4.3 +39.5

TA IDEX C: AsAlMod tx

11.22 +.01 -1.7 +38.5

Transamerica Ptrs: InstStkIdx p

BalancSgl n ExtMktSgl n 500Sgl n GroSig n ITBdSig n MidCapIdx n REITSig r STBdIdx n SmCapSig n TotalBdSgl n TotStkSgnl n ValueSig n

21.69 34.05 96.21 29.59 11.66 28.34 22.01 10.58 30.32 10.93 30.39 21.44

+.42 +4.7 +.26 -11.7 +.14 -15.7 +.91 -3.1 -.30 -12.8 +.84 +2.4 -.04 +13.8 +4.25 +2.8 +4.25 +2.8 +1.03 +1.7 +1.04 +1.8 -.49 +21.4 +.47 -1.3 +.36 +11.1 -.01 +2.1 +.74 -2.3 +.58 -1.3 -.13 +7.5 +.96 +1.7 +.72 +2.1 +.41 +4.6 +.79 -3.1 +2.96 +2.8 +.78 +2.4 -.25 +10.3 +.67 -1.4 +.62 +11.1 -.08 +3.0 +.68 -2.3 -.13 +7.5 +.93 +1.7 +.74 +2.0

AggrOpp n EqtyInc n Growth n Grow&Inc n Intl n MPLgTmGr n MPTradGrth n

9.31 8.34 8.40 9.55 8.33 21.05 22.08

+.30 +.29 +.22 +.34 +.24 +.51 +.42

DvsStkA EmgM










22.67 +.63 -5.3 +53.5 32.41 21.82 14.67 8.01 12.32 13.01 10.37 21.51 31.56 18.94 18.94 9.13 13.27 13.15 10.78

+.88 +.36 +.51 ... +.36 -.10 -.02 +.44 +.15 +.60 +.60 ... +.02 +.02 ...

-1.8 +54.2 -3.0 +53.7 -1.9 +57.9 +2.6 +89.6 +4.5 +44.3 +6.9 +38.7 +6.4 +58.9 -9.8 +36.7 -15.9 +105.2 NA NA NA NA +2.5 +23.1 +9.8 +34.5 +11.8 +39.8 +4.2 +14.9

W m

W m








IntlEqty x 5.42 -.03 -12.5 +28.3 MidCapIdx x 18.78 -.78 -1.8 +83.1 StockIndex x 23.47 -1.00 +2.5 +55.2




Van Eck Funds:







GlHardA x InInvGldA x

43.83 +1.15 -14.3 +77.2 19.41 -.12 -17.7 +115.8

AssetAdml n 53.66 BalAdml n 21.93 CAITAdm n 11.34 CALTAdm 11.41 CpOpAdl n 68.52 EM Adm nr 32.08 Energy n 113.45 EqIncAdml 46.09 EuropAdml 51.53 ExplAdml 67.23 ExntdAdm n 39.63 500Adml n 116.47 GNMA Adm n 11.15 GroIncAdm 43.91 GrwthAdml n 31.95 HlthCare n 54.50 HiYldCp n 5.66 InflProAd n 28.13 ITBondAdml 11.66 ITsryAdml n 12.10 IntlGrAdml 52.09 ITAdml n 13.98 ITCoAdmrl 10.02 LtdTrmAdm 11.15 LTGrAdml 10.14 LTsryAdml 13.50 LT Adml n 11.29 MCpAdml n 89.80 MorgAdm 54.93 MuHYAdml n 10.68 NJLTAd n 11.90 NYLTAd m 11.37

+1.02 +0.1 +.42 +4.6 +.02 +9.9 +.02 +11.1 +2.18 -5.7 +.20 -15.8 +5.29 +0.3 +1.87 +11.2 -.38 -11.2 +2.32 -1.5 +.92 -3.1 +3.58 +2.8 -.04 +7.8 +1.65 +3.0 +.83 +2.4 +1.81 +11.5 +.02 +7.0 -.09 +13.7 -.25 +10.3 -.10 +9.7 +1.56 -12.5 +.01 +9.2 -.08 +7.1 +.01 +3.7 -.25 +16.7 -.43 +28.3 +.01 +10.2 +2.13 -1.3 +1.50 -1.8 +.01 +10.5 +.02 +9.6 ... +9.2

+42.6 +46.4 +25.0 +29.5 +64.2 +79.6 +66.9 +57.3 +29.2 +82.6 +81.2 +56.7 +21.5 +51.7 +70.1 +49.2 +73.7 +31.7 +28.2 +15.0 +50.3 +24.3 +38.8 +12.1 +39.5 +19.5 +29.4 +84.8 +65.9 +37.6 +25.3 +26.9

+46.3 +81.2 +56.7 +70.1 +28.2 +84.8 +92.4 +11.9 +82.9 +21.0 +61.3 +47.4

-10.0 +1.0 -3.7 0.0 -7.9 -1.5 -0.2

+70.6 +61.3 +50.5 +60.0 +34.0 +46.5 +40.8

14.58 +.52 -6.0 +40.5

Virtus Funds:

USAA Group: AgsvGth n CornstStr n Gr&Inc n HYldOpp nx IncStk nx Income nx IntTerBd n Intl nx PrecMM x S&P Idx n S&P Rewrd ShtTBnd n TxEIT n TxELT n TxESh n

+46.5 NS +80.0 +81.4 +41.3 +70.3 +31.8 +56.7 +56.8 +61.3 +61.5 +34.1 +85.1 +92.5 +22.9 +83.1 +96.6 +21.2 +61.3 +47.5

Victory Funds:

Tweedy Browne: GblValue

NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS +56.2 +45.8 +28.7 +79.0 +80.4 +69.4 +27.8 +33.5 +84.0 +91.7 +82.1 +95.6 +69.0 +11.5 +20.6 +37.2 +60.7 +46.7

Vantagepoint Fds:

8.49 +.31 +2.5 +55.6

Vanguard Admiral:

Principal Inv:

+.72 -0.4 +62.6 +.03 -13.0 +40.4 +.46 0.0 +42.2 +.02 +9.8 +24.7 +.94 -5.8 +63.8 +.24 -6.6 +61.3 +.62 +6.4 +51.6 +.48 +9.7 +55.5 +2.82 +0.2 +66.6 +.90 +11.1 +56.8 +2.49 -1.7 +81.7 -.04 +7.7 +21.1 +.54 -7.6 +48.7 +1.01 +2.9 +51.2 +.02 +6.9 +73.1 +4.30 +11.5 +48.9 -.05 +13.6 +31.2 +.32 -17.7 +53.4 +.49 -12.6 +49.6 +.82 -13.5 +29.2 -.08 +7.0 +38.3 -.10 +9.6 +14.5 +.16 +1.9 +35.5 +.56 -1.6 +47.3 +.03 +3.8 +28.3 +.35 +0.8 +41.5 -.25 +16.5 +39.1 -.43 +28.1 +19.1 +.55 +1.2 +83.7 +.01 +9.9 +24.8 +.49 -1.9 +65.3 +.01 +10.5 +37.3 +.01 +9.2 +24.0 +.01 +3.6 +11.9 +.01 +10.1 +29.1 ... +1.5 +5.9 +.01 +9.6 +27.0 +.29 -17.5 +111.2 +.39 -0.2 +64.4 +1.52 -1.1 +57.4 +.75 +2.0 +75.6 +.32 +1.3 +45.1 -.01 +2.0 +22.4 -.02 +2.8 +9.1 -.02 +2.3 +6.4 +.68 +1.6 +75.2 +.09 +5.3 +36.2 +.08 +5.6 +32.9 +.29 +3.8 +41.0 +.22 +2.2 +43.2 +.45 +1.1 +45.2 +.29 +0.2 +47.4 +.56 -0.7 +49.6 +.38 -1.5 +51.3 +.64 -1.8 +51.1 +.63 -1.8 +51.2 +.40 -1.7 +51.1 +.57 -0.3 +57.3 +.21 +9.6 +42.7 +.68 +4.2 +45.3 +.50 -2.9 +57.9 +1.01 +3.3 +52.2


14.49 +.21 +0.2 +27.6


+.40 +1.3 +50.4 +1.22 +1.9 +75.7 -.07 +7.2 +21.1 +.48 +3.5 +64.2 +.81 +4.3 +56.5 +.04 +3.6 +59.2 +.77 -16.6 +87.9 +.92 +0.3 +52.1 +1.25 +2.6 +55.5 -.04 +6.7 +20.5 +.96 -0.4 +72.2 +.67 +0.6 +56.7 +1.32 +9.4 +76.0 +.04 +3.1 +80.1 +.47 -0.9 +84.3 -.12 +3.3 +74.1 -.05 +1.8 +53.1 +.29 -0.9 +99.0 +.02 +4.4 +16.8 +.79 -13.0 +66.7 +.38 -10.4 +39.8 +.36 -11.2 +60.7 +.89 -22.5 +100.8 +.01 +9.6 +33.0 +1.49 +0.3 +123.5 +1.68 -0.8 +95.1 +.80 -4.1 +71.8 +.94 +0.4 +86.9 +.36 -10.2 +127.1 +1.79 -13.2 +65.6 +.84 +6.9 +120.9 -.06 +5.9 +27.1 +.24 -9.7 +43.4 +.41 +0.3 +55.7 +.65 -1.2 +62.8 +.25 +1.3 +44.7 +.33 -11.4 NS +.67 +9.7 +89.8 -.14 +1.8 +44.7 -.11 +1.1 +49.7 -.02 +0.2 +54.3 +.06 -0.6 +58.2 +.10 -1.4 +60.8 +.21 -2.0 +63.1 +.18 -2.5 +64.1 +.27 -2.7 +64.1 +.16 -2.6 +64.1 +.17 +1.8 +39.5 +.72 -3.6 +102.3 ... +1.7 +14.3 +1.11 +0.4 +96.6 +1.20 -0.1 +69.4 +.37 -2.8 +67.2 +.03 +4.4 +38.8 +.02 +8.6 +24.0 +.01 +9.6 +30.9 +.01 +10.4 +51.2 ... +4.4 +14.7 +.12 -2.6 +63.8 +.86 -0.9 +65.0

DivrEq n 20.32 FTAlWldIn r 15.61 AssetA n 23.95 CAIT n 11.34 CapOpp n 29.67 Convt n 12.20 DivAppInv n 21.97 DividendGro 15.62 Energy 60.43 EqInc n 21.99 Explorer n 72.14 GNMA n 11.15 GlobEq n 16.36 GroInc n 26.88 HYCorp n 5.66 HlthCare n 129.19 InflaPro n 14.32 IntlExplr n 13.38 IntlGr 16.38 IntlVal n 27.57 ITI Grade 10.02 ITTsry n 12.10 LIFECon n 16.36 LIFEGro n 21.47 LIFEInc n 14.27 LIFEMod n 19.46 LTInGrade n 10.14 LTTsry n 13.50 MidCapGro 18.94 MATaxEx 10.55 Morgan n 17.70 MuHY n 10.68 MuInt n 13.98 MuLtd n 11.15 MuLong n 11.29 MuShrt n 15.92 OHLTTxE n 12.24 PrecMtlsMin r 19.94 PrmCpCore rn 13.73 Prmcp r 62.09 SelValu r 19.10 STAR n 19.04 STIGrade 10.62 STFed n 10.92 STTsry n 10.83 StratEq n 18.72 TgtRet2005 12.30 TgtRetInc 11.64 TgtRet2010 23.04 TgtRet2015 12.63 TgtRet2020 22.25 TgtRet2025 12.59 TgRet2030 21.45 TgtRet2035 12.84 TgtRe2040 21.03 TgtRet2050 n 20.93 TgtRe2045 n 13.21 USGro n 18.22 Wellsly n 22.79 Welltn n 31.57 Wndsr n 12.97 WndsII n 26.24

Templeton Class A:

10.03 -.03 +4.0 +35.6

+57.8 +29.3 +26.5 +92.4 +6.8 +11.9 +6.1 +9.4 +22.7 +82.9 +60.4 +56.2 +21.0 +61.2 +47.3 +43.0 +45.7 +58.5 +52.6 +28.8 +73.1

Vanguard Fds:

BalInst n 21.93 DevMktInst n 8.74 EmMktInst n 24.40 ExtIn n 39.62 FTAllWldI r 77.97 GrowthInstl 31.95 InfProtInst n 11.46 InstIdx n 116.39 InsPl n 116.40 InstTStIdx n 28.64 InstTStPlus 28.65 LTBdInst n 13.60 MidCapInstl n 19.84 REITInst r 12.76 STIGrInst 10.62 SmCpIn n 33.64 SmlCapGrI n 21.67 TBIst n 10.93 TSInst n 31.49 ValueInstl n 20.61

MktNeutral r

Price Funds:

+1.58 -1.0 -.95 -12.4 +.01 +9.6 +2.32 +11.1 -.02 +2.4 -.08 +3.0 ... +1.6 -.02 +2.9 -.01 +2.1 +.75 -2.3 +2.31 +2.1 +2.08 +2.7 -.13 +7.5 +.97 +1.7 +.72 +2.0 +.51 +9.7 +1.18 +4.3 +1.68 -2.7 +1.80 +3.4 -.03 -11.8 +1.05 +1.3

Vanguard Instl Fds:

8.26 +.03 +2.1 +80.2 26.20 +.68 -11.2 +91.9 9.70 -.03 +4.3 +36.8

TFS Funds:

Ret2020R px 15.75 +.12 -1.1 +55.9 Ret2030R nx 16.42 +.27 -2.4 +60.7

PrmCap r 64.41 PacifAdml 58.94 PALTAdm n 11.33 REITAdml r 82.46 STsryAdml 10.83 STBdAdml n 10.58 ShtTrmAdm 15.92 STFedAdm 10.92 STIGrAdm 10.62 SmlCapAdml n 33.65 TxMCap r 63.82 TxMGrInc r 56.96 TtlBdAdml n 10.93 TotStkAdm n 31.49 ValueAdml n 20.61 WellslAdm n 55.22 WelltnAdm n 54.53 WindsorAdm n 43.78 WdsrIIAdm 46.59 TaxMngdIntl rn 9.79 TaxMgdSC r 27.79

EmMktInc SmlCapGr TotlRetBdI TotRtBdN p

Price Funds R Cl:

Balance n 18.96 BlueChipG n 38.90 BdEnhIndx n 11.45 CapApr n 20.67 DivGro n 23.49 EmMktB n 12.73 EmMktS n 28.90 EqInc n 23.23 EqIdx n 34.08 GNM n 10.10 Growth n 32.04 GwthIn n 20.05 HlthSci n 32.47 HiYld n 6.47 InstlCpGr nx 16.23 InstHiYld ne 9.15 InstlFltRt ne 9.89 MCEqGr ne 27.05 IntlBd n 9.71 IntlDis n 37.13 IntlGr&Inc n 11.50 IntStk n 12.32 LatAm n 39.26 MdTxFr n 10.67 MediaTl n 47.11 MidCap n 53.06 MCapVal n 21.48 NewAm n 31.98 N Asia n 13.98 NewEra n 42.48 NwHrzn n 31.24 NewInco n 9.60 OverSea SF n 7.31 PSBal n 18.64 PSGrow n 22.19 PSInco n 15.77 RealAssets r 10.37 RealEst n 18.46 R2005 nx 11.18 R2010 nx 15.04 R2015 x 11.60 Retire2020 nx 15.95 R2025 x 11.62 R2030 nx 16.61 R2035 nx 11.71 R2040 nx 16.65 R2045 nx 11.09 Ret Income ne 12.96 SciTch n 25.86 ST Bd n 4.81 SmCapStk n 31.53 SmCapVal n 34.79 SpecGr x 16.96 SpecIn ne 12.27 SumMuInt n 11.66 TxFree n 10.08 TxFrHY n 10.91 TxFrSI n 5.66 R2050 nx 9.29 Value n 22.70

19.73 +.85 -0.1 +67.8

1 yr 3 yr NAV Chg %rt %rt

TCW Funds:

TCW Funds N:



MFS Funds I:

+61.2 +59.6 +35.3 +78.0 +54.6 +50.7 +49.8 +30.4 +82.3 +22.5 +57.6 +58.5 +30.7 +34.4 +44.1 +74.5

Sentinel Group:

Gold Silver & Platinum

Pocket Watches /Wr st Watches

+.21 -0.1 +.33 -3.4 +.01 +11.0 +.02 -3.3 +.60 +2.3 +.26 +3.1 +.53 -3.9 -3.64 -1.5 +.01 +1.6 -.37 -14.1 +.45 +0.5 +1.51 -4.5 ... +9.1 ... +10.2 -.03 +5.0 +.66 -16.7

RS Funds:

AmerShsD x AmShsS px



10.67 11.78 7.93 7.29 15.22 12.06 12.80 39.13 7.29 16.03 12.69 48.38 8.63 8.65 13.68 19.77


$ Instant Cash $

Paper Money

AABalA p AAGthA p CATxA p DvrInA p EqInA p GeoBalA GrInA p GlblHlthA x HiYdA px IntlEq px InvA p MultiCpGr NYTxA p TxExA p USGvA p VoyA p

Russell LfePts C:

nc ed b e sav ngs on Go d D amonds & un que Es a e Jewe y

We Have Larger S

ems made o so d s ver.

18.88 +.42 +0.5 +65.7 29.00 +.76 +2.9 +84.2 21.02 +.64 -1.1 +84.1

Putnam Funds A:

BalStrat p

Se ng Go d Jewe ry By We ght!!

S uds n New Fac o y Es a e D amonds ones Ava ab e

Sterling Silver Buy ng a


GrowthZ MidCapGrZ SmallCoZ

Russell LfePts A:

U S & Fore gn Go d Co ns

ON D Ea Beaut fu D AM 5 W $75 1/ W

14.96 +.41 -3.1 +70.8 10.78 +.38 +8.4 +65.4

Prudential Fds Z&I:

StratBd x USCoreEq x


IALS HOLIDAY S PEC rr ngs 1/4 1/3 1/2 2/3

2020FocA UtilityA

1 yr 3 yr NAV Chg %rt %rt Name

Russell Instl I:

Mtn High Coins

Top p ces pa d o Co n Co ec ons Ce fied Co ns nves men Po o os and Accumu a ons Membe s o he P o ess ona Num sma c Gu d and L e Membe o he Ame can Num sma c Assoc a on

Dimensional Fds:

Balanced nx 67.68 GblStock x 7.71 IncomeFd x 13.20 Intl Stk x 29.19 Stock x 102.30

ExtMktAdv r 500IdxAdv IntlAdv r TotlMktAdv r USBond I

Bond CapAppInst n HiYBdInst r IntlInv t IntlAdmin p IntlGr nr Intl nr

Rare Co ns & Cert fied Co ns

17.08 +.45 +4.6 +27.3

EmMkCrEq n 17.45 EmgMktVal 26.39 IntSmVa n 13.54 LargeCo 9.95 STExtQual n 10.72 STMuniBd n 10.30 TAWexUSCr n 7.83 TAUSCorEq2 8.69 TM USSm 22.31 USVectrEq n 10.34 USLgVa n 19.28 USLgVa3 n 14.76 US Micro n 13.34 US TgdVal 15.49 US Small n 20.72 US SmVal 23.44 IntlSmCo n 13.80 GlbEqInst 12.31 EmgMktSCp n 17.91 EmgMkt n 24.09 Fixd n 10.30 ST Govt n 10.77 IntGvFxIn n 12.81 IntlREst 4.38 IntVa n 14.78 IntVa3 n 13.81 InflProSecs 12.21 Glb5FxInc 10.86 LrgCapInt n 16.89 TM USTgtV 20.30 TM IntlValue 12.15 TMMktwdeV 14.47 TMUSEq 13.56 2YGlFxd n 10.08 DFARlEst n 23.18

Harbor Funds:

Fidelity Spart Adv:

n dod mo o

W p

Diamond Hill Fds:

Federated Instl:



9.09 -.31 +6.1 +43.4 8.81 +.01 +2.8 +20.6

MidCapI Svc x 20.17 +.61 -2.0 +80.6 TRGvBdSvc 11.72 -.09 +7.1 +10.8 TtlRtnBdSvc 11.32 -.05 +6.1 +27.2



Delaware Invest A:

Federated Funds:



NYVen A x

+80.2 +56.4 NS +28.6 NS +60.8 NS

Buy ng 1964 & O der D mes $$ % 1000 Quar ers TO $$ P U Ha ves $$ 40% ha ves 1965–1970 $$ Do ars $$

GNMA S 15.61 -.05 +7.5 +22.6 GroIncS 16.21 +.64 +0.7 +62.3 LgCapValS r 17.21 +.58 +0.6 +46.8 MgdMuni S 9.05 +.02 +9.3 +32.0 ShtDurPlusS 9.18 +.01 +0.3 +18.7

NYVenY x

Artio Global Funds:

BdMktN CoreSelN

+44.8 +42.1 +64.3 +64.5

DrmHiRA 31.84 +1.11 -1.4 +44.6 DSmCaVal x 32.60 +.66 -9.8 +50.6 HiIncA 4.61 +.05 +4.0 +74.2 MgdMuni p 9.04 +.02 +9.1 +31.2 StrGovSecA 8.97 -.01 +7.3 +23.1


FairMidCpN M&CGroN

-1.3 -14.1 -0.1 -1.4

DWS Invest A:

Apprec Ariel n

19.71 19.81 25.01 25.04 33.17 19.87 15.07

+.26 +.30 +.40 +.42

-3.2 +2.7 NS -11.9 +1.7 +1.6 NS

+1.20 +1.63 +1.64 +.85 +1.31 +1.31 -.08

U S Silver Coins

DFA Funds: 12.29 9.26 10.83 10.68

35.72 44.75 44.76 29.68 36.34 36.34 11.71

1 yr 3 yr NAV Chg %rt %rt Name

Local and Family Owned for over 25 Years

8.20 +.23 -10.0 +29.9 13.02 +.45 +11.3 +44.0

Glb6040Ins IntlCoreEq n USCoreEq1 n USCoreEq2 n

+30.1 +43.2 NS +44.4 +45.8 NS +49.1 +50.9 NS +49.9 +52.0 NS +50.9 NS +50.2 +52.8 NS +50.8 NS +51.0 NS +51.3 NS NS +29.3

ExtMktIndInv 500IdxInv n 500Idx I IntlIndxInv TotMkIdxF r TotMktIndInv USBond I

1 yr 3 yr NAV Chg %rt %rt Name


Cullen Funds: HiDivEqI nr

+2.2 +0.2 +0.3 +0.1 0.0 +0.2 -0.8 -0.8 -0.7 -2.0 -2.1 -1.8 -2.5 -2.4 -3.9 -3.8 -3.9 -4.1 -4.0 -4.4 -4.3 -4.9 -4.9 +2.4 +2.3

1 yr 3 yr NAV Chg %rt %rt Name

Need Cash for the Holidays?

8.13 +.23 -10.2 +28.9

CommRet t

+63.4 +92.1 +53.3 +49.5 +80.4 +51.3

11.28 +.39 -2.2 +61.2 +80.0 AllSectEq 15.00 +.22 -0.4 +51.8 +66.4 AMgr50 n AMgr70 nr 15.45 +.34 -3.3 +57.3 +85.8 +78.0 AMgr20 nr 12.69 +.05 +2.7 +35.0 Balanc 18.19 +.36 +2.0 +53.1 +24.7 +50.2 BalancedK 18.19 +.37 +2.2 +53.8 +57.3 BlueChipGr 42.65 +1.27 -2.3 +76.2 NS +36.9 BluChpGrF n 42.71 +1.28 -2.1 +24.9 BluChpGrK 42.68 +1.28 -2.2 +77.3 12.36 +.01 +10.7 +29.0 +30.1 CA Mun n 49.97 +2.01 -11.2 +58.3 +16.2 Canada n 24.83 +.60 -1.5 +66.5 +82.3 CapApp n +56.0 CapDevelO 10.25 +.33 -3.3 +56.7 8.65 +.05 -1.6 +101.9 +37.1 CapInco nr +38.0 ChinaReg r 25.61 +.71 -18.4 +64.3 67.72 +1.84 +0.2 +57.3 +59.2 Contra n +90.1 +81.9 +67.8 +15.6 +7.9 +82.6 +72.1 +60.6 +65.9 +68.9 +16.4

Credit Suisse Comm:

Davis Funds C:

Intl IntlInstl IntlValu r IntlValInstl MidCap MidCapVal SmCapVal

-4.4 -12.6 -15.7 -4.8 +6.9 +7.4 -2.1 +6.4 +9.2 -12.7 -10.5 -3.6 +2.6 -7.0 -11.8 -1.0 -3.8 -1.7 -3.4 +1.6 +2.2 -5.1 +0.9 -5.1 -2.0 -8.6 +6.6

Credit Suisse ABCD:

Ariel Investments: 39.10 +1.78 -7.4 +94.0 43.25 +1.89 -11.8 +96.1

+.07 +.20 +.19 +.17 +.18 +.19 +.24 +.22 +.23 +.24 +.25 +.28 +.30 +.30 +.29 +.30 +.34 +.20 +.34 +.25 +.36 +.25 +.37 +.07 +.06

8.50 -.04 +6.2 +31.4 14.37 +.42 -2.3 +65.6 8.72 +.34 +1.9 +49.0

Davis Funds A:

9.92 9.51 23.15 22.55 9.70 9.78 13.91

+.87 +.86 +1.05 +.85 -.06 +.37 +.61 -.05 ... +.30 -.11 +.30 +.89 +.41 +.31 +.55 +.78 +.36 +.51 -.01 ... +.96 +.63 +1.54 +.60 +1.93 -.06

12.13 13.50 12.48 11.26 11.40 12.51 13.56 11.80 12.83 11.19 11.27 12.86 13.30 12.97 10.93 11.03 12.95 7.62 12.99 9.00 13.06 8.85 13.05 11.45 11.36

CG Cap Mkt Fds: CoreFxInco LgGrw LgVal n

0.0 +1.7 -0.9 -4.3 -4.8 +4.8

+85.6 +67.2 +55.6 +51.7 +52.4

Fidelity Invest:

Columbia Class Z: Acorn Z AcornIntl Z AcornSel Z AcornUSA Bond DiviIncomeZ x FocusEqZ t IntmBdZ n IntmTEBd n IntEqZ IntlValZ x LgCapGr LgCapIdxZ LgCapValZ 21CntryZ n MarsGrPrZ MidCapGr Z MidCpIdxZ MdCpVal p STIncoZ STMunZ SmlCapGrZ n SmlCapIdxZ n SmCapVal SCValuIIZ ValRestr n CRAQlInv np

-0.9 -9.7 -0.4 -3.8 +5.0

Fidelity Freedom:

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Isolated tree farms nurture echoes of simpler days intensive crop. A seedling takes five to 10 years to grow into a mature tree. Each summer, trees must be trimmed by hand to achieve the desired conical symmetry. Bug infestations and drought can kill off years of hard work.

By Mike Anton Los Angeles Times

LOS GATOS, Calif. — Behold the typical Christmas tree: A faux fir fashioned from metal and plastic with that special dragged-from-the-attic scent. Or maybe it’s bound like a hostage and plucked from a pile in a parking lot, a soulless commodity masquerading as tradition. As an alternative, drive the switchbacks of California Highway 17 through the Santa Cruz Mountains a few minutes west of San Jose, pull off and ascend twisty roads into a canopy of oaks, redwoods and evergreens so thick you’ll need to flip on the lights. Follow crudely painted signs pointing in all directions to places like Mountain Charlie Ranch, Raccoon Gulch, Patchen and Frosty’s. There you’ll pay 50 bucks, be handed a saw and left to wander the silent forest in search of your perfect pine, spruce or fir. For more than half a century, this rural refuge a world away from the bustle of nearby Silicon Valley has been home to dozens of “chooseand-cut” Christmas tree farms, mom-and-pop operations where the air is sweet with evergreen and a timeless ritual eschews modern commercialization. “The perfect Christmas tree is something that exists in somebody’s imagination,” said Robbie Criswell, 67, who has run Black Road Christmas Tree Farms on his family’s land since 1966. “It’s one of those psychological things you don’t want to mess with. If they get the tree that’s in their head — and they go away happy — that’s as good as it gets.” If only it were that simple. A century ago, most people obtained their Christmas trees with an ax in the woods. Today, Christmas trees are

When it’s meant to be

Amy Newman / The Record

Tom Vielbig, right, owner of Backyard Store, and Tamika Nosworthy break down a 9-foot artificial tree for delivery to a customer Dec. 13 in Ridgewood, N.J. The tree is pre-lit with 1,500 lights and comes in four pieces.

big business, but wrenching changes have reshaped the $1.5 billion a year industry in ways that sound familiar. Some 27 million real trees were sold nationwide last year, down from 37 million two decades ago as artificial trees, mostly from China, have gained popularity with people who prefer their holiday ornaments nonbiodegradable. The domestic live-tree industry has declined sharply in the vast majority of states, including California. Oregon wields the big stick on the West Coast, shipping truckloads of trees to California retailers along Interstate 5 the way lumber barons once floated old-growth timber downriver to the mill. Nowhere is California’s decline more apparent than in the Santa Cruz Mountains on the San Francisco Peninsula, where a tradition that

took root in the Eisenhower administration is drying up. Some 64,000 Christmas trees were harvested in Santa Clara County in 1994; last year, it was about 10,000. “Most of the farms are going out of business, but they don’t know it yet,” said Jim Beck, 70, a high-tech entrepreneur who owns Patchen California Christmas Tree Farms on the site of a 19th century ghost town. When Beck arrived here to build a country home and hobby farm 42 years ago, the choose-and-cut business was thriving. Hundreds of acres of mountain tree farms enticed nostalgic city dwellers, many of whom could remember when Silicon Valley was carpeted with fruit orchards and known as the Valley of Heart’s Delight. In addition to competition from China and chain stores, the San Francisco Bay Area’s

tree farms have been squeezed by soaring land prices.

Blood, sweat and time It’s a familiar story: Oldtimers died. Land that had been in families for generations was sold and subdivided. Homes sprang up in the redwoods and sprawling estates landed on ridgelines like alien spacecraft. Criswell, a former high school science teacher whose stocky build, gnarled hands and rangy white beard give him the look of a lumberjack, sees the choose-and-cut business fading away. “That phony-baloney winery with the big trophy house?” Criswell said of a property near his farm. “That used to be Christmas trees. This business does not pass easily from one generation to another. You have to have it in your blood.” The perfectly shaped Christmas tree is a time- and energy-

Growers begin selling the day after Thanksgiving and have less than four weeks to make a profit. Weekends are frenzied, with cars backed up on winding mountain roads, leaving with trophies lashed to their roofs like deer in hunting season. Jerry and Joan Jordan have been coming up from the valley for 40 holiday seasons. When their children were small, they’d spend hours judging the aesthetics of trees as a couturier would fashion models. The couple pulled into Criswell’s place one recent afternoon and drove away in less than 30 minutes with this year’s fell in the bed of their pickup. “We eventually came to the realization that there is no one perfect tree,” said Joan, 78. “So you put the imperfect side against the wall.” “If you hang enough stuff on it, nobody can tell the difference anyway,” said Jerry, 80. It’s hard to say how much money is made here selling trees and memories. For most it is a hobby, a sideline or a dutiful inheritance. For Greg Lahann it was serendipity. Lahann, 52, is a Silicon Valley venture capitalist turned gentleman farmer, the kind of wealthy guy one might expect to run a boutique vineyard. At least that was the plan in 2004 when he and his wife, Maureen Monahan, bought a swath of mountain land and

built a custom home. “I didn’t really plan on running a Christmas tree farm,” he said. Four Winds Christmas Trees came with the property, some 30,000 trees on 40 pastoral acres of hills and gullies. “Our neighbors convinced us to keep it open,” Lahann said. “They said so many people had been coming up here for so many years it would be a shame to shut it down.” If there were any doubts that Four Winds would be missed if it closed, they were put to rest that first year when Lahann met Jack and Melody, a couple in their 70s who came bearing a gift basket. Fifty years ago, the couple said, they traveled to this farm for the first time. On the freeway home, their perfect tree flew off the roof of their vehicle. The couple drove back up into the mountains to get another. Upon hearing their story, the owner told Jack and Melody to take one free. “The next year, they brought a gift basket,” Lahann said. “And they’ve been doing that every year since.” Eight years into this Christmas tree business, Lahann is hooked. He built a large, shaded picnic area for customers. He spends busy weekends emptying garbage cans, restocking portable toilets with toilet paper and helping customers tie trees to their cars. Lahann’s mom and dad run a snack bar. “In the venture capital business, let’s just say there’s more than your proportional share of challenging personalities,” Lahann said. And the Christmas tree business? “You learn that people are not as bad as you think,” Lahann said.

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Mistletoe Continued from G1 The story is the same in other places. One of the country’s largest suppliers, Tiemann’s Mistletoe in Priddy, Texas, has halted shipments for the first time in its 58-year history. “If you have been kissed under the mistletoe and it was bought, there’s a 95 percent chance it came from us,” said Robert Tiemann, the owner. But not this year. “There’s not enough mistletoe in the state of Texas to run a commercial operation,” said Tiemann, who is known as Speedy. He estimated that 60 to 70 percent of the plants in the state have been compromised by the drought, which has been the worst in Texas history. Many retailers and wholesalers in New York have had to reach out to suppliers as far west as California to get the plant. But even before this year, mistletoe seemed to be losing its allure. Indeed, some (perhaps especially those who have had to dodge unwanted advances beneath it) are unmoved by this year’s shortage. “It’s an ugly little bush,” said Gardel Prudent, of Gardel’s Greene Garden in Brooklyn, who will not carry mistletoe this year. The rise in prices brought on by the drought apparently sealed the plant’s fate in Pru-

Hiroko Masuike / New York Times News Service

Mistletoe on display at Jamali Garden Supplies in New York.

dent’s eyes. He said it would have cost him about $5 for a finger-size sprig. With the minimal markup that he could charge, he said, he wouldn’t have made any profit. Craig Core, the owner of Suburban Wholesale Florists and Supplies in Chatham, N.J., said that even before the drought, he had noticed a decline in sales for what he describes as a “cheap novelty item.” “We wind up throwing it away,” said Core of the leftovers he has at season’s end. “People would rather buy a wreath or a plant than a gray berry.” But Core will not have that problem this year. For the first time, his 50-year-old business, which distributes to hundreds of retail florists in the area,

is not carrying the plant. Because he makes so little money on mistletoe, he said, he decided not to stock even the fake kind. Charlotte Moss, the designer, pointed out that artificial mistletoe can be “unbelievably real.” But Moss, who remembers shimmying up a tree in her native Virginia to get fresh mistletoe, said that she still prefers the actual thing. “There are a lot of things I can handle that are faux, but somehow for something with a tradition, it should be the real deal,” she said. “Otherwise the kiss doesn’t have the same impact.” But like Min, Moss was unable to find a good batch of real mistletoe this year, and so she had none for the elaborate holiday display at her Upper

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East Side town house. Still, she thinks the plant will be back next year — at a higher price. “Things have their cycles,” she said. “Buy your mistletoe futures now.” The U.S. Department of Agriculture does not gather data on mistletoe. And there are few details readily available about the overall business of harvesting mistletoe, which characteristically grows on trees and sometimes must be shot with a gun to be retrieved or pulled down with a long pole and hook. Years ago, the vibrant green leaves and pearly berries brightened graves and farmhouses at wintertime in places like Oklahoma, where it became the state flower at the turn of the last century. But no longer. Michael George, a Manhattan florist who recently covered a pair of 3-feet-wide globes in greens and artificial mistletoe to promote a dating website, said the plant is not as crucial to romance as it once was. “In 1901 you needed to be under the mistletoe to steal a kiss in public,” said George. “In 2011, you can do just about anything you want in public and it goes unnoticed.” When asked about the shortage, George was confident there would be no love lost. “I don’t think it will affect the number of kisses,” he said.


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S D  Balance the goal with Verano By Christopher Jensen New York Times News Service

For a brand that ceased to be bold long ago, Buick is making a rather audacious request with its newest car, the 2012 Verano: Would you please consider it the equal of small cars from prestigious brands like Audi and Volvo? Buick has struggled for a couple of decades, helped not a bit by a mishmash of vehicles and marketing strategies that left many car buyers nonplussed. But there are signs that the Motors REVIEW General division is on the upswing, and the Verano luxury compact is the latest indication that corporate confidence is back, along with a new willingness to take a gamble. Buick’s resurgence began with the 2008 Enclave, a seven- or eight-passenger crossover admired for its competence. Then came wellregarded new versions of the midsize LaCrosse and Regal sedans. Memories of less than stellar Buicks like the Skylark, the division’s last compact car, have grown dim. The Verano is aimed at cars like the Audi A3 and Volvo C30 that are exploring the question of whether Americans will pay premium prices for upscale compacts. For Audi and Volvo this remains a test without a final grade: combined sales of the A3 and C30 were only 10,500 last year. Buick, which is feeling pretty good about itself, wants to take the exam, too. The Verano starts at $23,470, and a fully optioned model is about $29,000 with leather upholstery, heated steering wheel and front seats, sunroof, navigation system and fancy stereo. A comparably equipped A3 or C30 would easily cost $3,000 or $4,000 more. Buick could not afford to start its experiment with a clean-slate design, so the Verano was engineered from the existing Chevrolet Cruze. “The basic structure underneath is similar to the Cruze,” said Jim Federico, the GM vehicle line executive for global compact cars. But the starting point and the ending point are far apart, Federico said, because the Verano had to appeal to more upscale customers. There were extensive upgrades and substitutions. Whereas the Chevrolet is assembled in Lordstown, Ohio, the Verano comes from Orion Township, Mich. Production of both cars was halted last week because of a “consumer satisfaction” issue with a part, according to a Buick spokesman, Nick Richards. He said GM was working with the supplier to resolve the problem. The Verano’s interior includes soft-touch materials to

Burned-out headlights could be caused by voltage or Corolla itself By Brad Bergholdt McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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The 2012 Buick Verano luxury compact is the latest indication that Buick’s confidence is back as the General Motors division asks buyers to consider the Verano an equal to small cars from prestigious brands like Audi and Volvo.

2012 Buick Verano Base price: $23,470 As tested: $$29,000 Type: Front-engine, front-wheel-drive luxury compact sedan Engine: Four-cylinder, mated to four-speed transmission, for base models Mileage: 21 mpg city, 32 mpg highway

foster an upscale look. Contrasting colors provide the best ambiance; darker monotones can be a bit dreary. At a glance, the thick front seats seem plush and welcoming. But on a 400-mile trip along Interstate 80, my wife, Cheryl, and I found the seats uncomfortable after only an hour or two. Given our very different physiques, that suggests a design problem; Richards, the Buick spokesman, said Buick was still making some last-minute adjustments to the seats. There’s another downside to those fat front seats. They reduce the knee room for passengers in the back, which has only 33.9 inches of legroom. That makes the rear seats more than ceremonial but less than accommodating for adults on anything but a brief trip. “We definitely are selling it for the front-seat customer,” Federico conceded. In fairness, neither the fourdoor Audi nor the two-door Volvo has a roomy back seat, and each offers only about an inch more of rear legroom. In recent years Buick has taken a vow of vehicular silence, having decided that peace and quiet will be a characteristic of its products. Federico said the engineers put a strong emphasis on eliminating or blocking noise, and indeed the Verano is capable of covering long distances at 75 to 85 mph in a calm and soothing fashion. As for crash safety, the Verano was rated a Top Safety

Pick last week by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The rating is based on roof strength as well as front, side and rear-impact crash tests. While the Cruze offers a choice of two four-cylinder engines (each rated at 138 horsepower), Buick wanted an engine that was more powerful and more refined. The Verano gets a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that uses direct injection of fuel and is rated at 180 horsepower. That engine is also used, with a small boost from an electric motor, in the Regal and the LaCrosse. The six-speed automatic comes from the same transmission family as the one in the Cruze, but has been adjusted to handle more torque. Acceleration is acceptably brisk, and for the most part noise and harshness are kept in the engine bay where they belong. Only around 2,300 rpm was there a vibration, a passing hint of 4-cylinder gruffness that reached the cabin. Next year, the Verano will get more power from a turbocharged 2-liter four-cylinder with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. A spokesman declined to state the horsepower of that engine, but it is rated at 220 in the 2012 Buick Regal. The Environmental Protection Agency’s fuel economy estimate is 21 miles per gallon in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. That is less than the 25/36 mpg ratings of the Verano’s bigger brother, the LaCrosse, with the electric assist. The Verano’s rating beats the Volvo C30 and the Audi A3 with a gasoline engine. A diesel version of the A3 does better at 30/42 mpg. In one stretch of almost 370 miles — with the trip computer showing an average speed just under 65 mph — I recorded 32.2 mpg. The suspension has also been upgraded from the Cruze, with different shock absorbers and bushings. It also has larger 18-inch wheels. The Verano certainly







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doesn’t behave like a sport sedan on a mountain road, but that is not its mandate. Rather, it is a comfortable small car that is responsive enough to be surprisingly rewarding to drive. Such a blend of comfort and performance was exactly what the engineers were aiming for, Federico said. “We’re not after Buicks to be the fastest in the segment or the best fuel economy in the segment,” he added. “We’re after the Buick to be the best balance. The best balance of smoothness, decent fuel economy and good performance.” Americans are becoming more comfortable with smaller cars, Federico says, but they do not want to give up features and comforts. In that light, the Verano makes sense. But Federico noted that the car is competing in a small, low-volume segment that Buick expects to grow slowly. “It could be bringing in empty-nesters, it could be bringing in young professionals,” he said. “We are not expecting huge volume, and we built our system and business case around it so that I don’t think it is that big of a gamble.” He declined, ever so nicely, to say how many of the cars Buick expected to sell. With the Verano, GM has done a lovely job of knitting together upscale features, ride and handling at a competitive price. The question is to what extent Americans are willing to embrace the concept of “small luxury” — and whether status-conscious buyers are ready to consider Buick.

headlight, bulb no. 9006. The bulb was OK, but one side of the socket was scorched. I cleaned the socket and put in a new bulb, and it worked fine. A week later, the other headlight failed. Same problem: bulb OK, socket scorched on one side. Any idea what could cause this? — F.G. Heat generated at an electrical connection indicates the connection was faulty or overworked. Significant heat is also generated by the headlight filament, which makes its way to the headlight bulb terminals, compounding the problem. There are two possible reasons the socket may have been overworked: aftermarket over-wattage headlight bulbs, which are brighter and require greater electrical current, or excessive system voltage, if an alternator fault is causing charging voltage to exceed the normal 14 volts. If there’s any doubt about the origin of the bulbs, it may be a good idea to renew the remaining bulb with a fresh, name-brand bulb. Charging system voltage can be easily checked with a digital voltmeter, such as Sears Craftsman’s model 82344, which costs about $30 and is a great Christmas gift. For reasons I can’t fathom, headlight issues are one of the first symptoms to appear when charging voltage goes high. If the engine-running battery terminal voltage is above 15 volts, charging-system diagnosis is needed. I believe it’s an odd but a plausible coincidence both headlight sockets failed within such a narrow window of time. Upon research, I found a couple of similar issues with Corolla headlight sockets overheating, so they’re apparently a bit skimpy or fragile. The socket’s terminals may have been inadvertently stretched or damaged during a previous bulb replacement;


aggressive wiggling of the connector when unplugging would result in a poor connection. In either case, it’d be a good idea to renew both sockets with a high-temperature headlight socket, such as Auto Zone’s Motormite/9006 bulb socket, about $12. Soldering and shrink-wrapping the cutand-splice wire connections is better than potentially troublesome crimp connectors. A friend and I were Q: looking through the list of sensors on his new scanner, and we wondered what “STFT” was. I looked it up online and it seems to have something to do with how the fuel injectors are controlled. Can you help? — Ethan Leonard Of the many parameter IDs available from a scan tool, STFT (short-term fuel trim) and LTFT (longterm fuel trim) are among the most useful. These indicate the percentage of fuel correction called for by one or more exhaust oxygen sensors beyond what was originally computed. Based on readings from a handful of sensors, the powertrain control module computes and controls what it believes is the correct rate of fuel injector flow. Should the oxygen sensors indicate less than perfect post-combustion oxygen levels, future fuel injector commands are “trimmed” to make them right. A positive percentage or decimal value above 1.0 indicates a rich correction and a negative percentage or decimal value below 1.0 indicates a lean correction, which gives less fuel via shorter pulses. Fuel trim values are a very useful tool when diagnosing engine performance and emission problems. When excessive correction is required, the powertrain control module will command an illuminated check engine light and store the appropriate diagnostic trouble code.


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of compassion that would change the lives of six families. n the winter of 2010, Deb Shearer, then a healthy Nearly 60 years after the first successful kidney transplant, the 45-year-old mother of three, flew from her home near Jacksonville, Fla., to Birmingham, Ala. There, in a procedure still represents a pretty spiffy bit of surgical wizardry, surgical procedure known as a nephrectomy, one of but science alone can’t make a miracle happen—for that, you need Deb’s kidneys was snipped from its moorings, a healthy dose of generosity and love, and one ordinary Opposite, the placed in a pan of cool saltwater, and carried person doing an extraordinary thing. Deb didn’t expect 12 members across the hallway, where it was grafted into the body to become part of an altruistic donor chain. “I just of the altruistic of a woman Deb had never laid eyes on. The transthought it would help my family heal,” she says. “And donor chain known plant took place almost exactly four years after the I thought I was going to be doing something for one as George’s Chain of Life, which began death of Deb’s son George. He was 22 years old. “I person, not a dozen!” nearly two years ago loved my son,” says Deb, a coordinator for the PGA In a little less than two years, George’s Chain of Life, when Deb Shearer Tour. “He inspired me to make a difference.” The as it has become known, has brought together people donated her kidney in power of that inspiration not only led to the transfrom all walks of life. Six kidney recipients—Rosa honor of her late son, George. plant but also set in motion a remarkable ripple Sanders, Fielding Daniel, Carolyn Murdock, Samir


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and the recipient have to share certain precise characteristics; otherwise, the new organ could trigger the recipient’s immune system to launch a war against it. This is why patients often spend so long on transplant waiting lists. And though a kidney can come from a recently deceased donor across the country, one from a living donor is preferred, in part because the organ is a whole lot fresher. In Deb’s case, it was mere moments and a short walk down a hallway before one of her kidneys was placed into the already prepped body of a gravely ill woman named Rosa Sanders.

A healthy human comes into the world with two kidneys, ■ The First Link fist-size organs whose funcRosa’s kidneys had failed due to high blood tions include regulating the pressure, a problem that ran in her family—her body’s fluid levels, maintainfather died of kidney failure in his 40s. In a ing the proper acid-base balvicious bit of catch-22, the demands of dialysis ance in the blood, and rinsing treatment meant that Rosa, 51, of Sawyerville, Deb Shearer with her husband, Tyler, and their three children, George (top), Josh (left), and Hayden, away metabolic waste. Ala., was no longer able to work as a loom in their last family photo together, taken in 2004. Kidney failure, which can operator. Without the health insurance coverage be caused by conditions rangher job provided, she struggled to manage her Karadsheh, Alan West, and Linda Benson— ing from infection to diabetes to injury, affects condition. “I could no longer afford to get dialysis were each offered new life by six strangers who 485,000 people in this country, killing more done at the hospital, so I took classes so I could thereby became kin. This is their story. than 70,000 every year. The vast majority of administer it to myself,” says Rosa. those who survive do so by chaining themselves She desperately needed a kidney. Her daugh■ A Son Named George to a grueling, painful treatment known as ter Shalisa Sanders, 31, a research assistant at Allowing the Department of Motor Vehicles hemodialysis (or simply dialysis), the University of Alabama, was to affix an organ donor sticker to your driver’s which requires being hooked up willing to give one of hers, but “I THOUGHT license is fairly painless. But donating a kidney, to a machine that filters waste I WAS GOING TO she proved incompatible. NeverBE DOING especially to a total stranger, while you’re still from the blood for hours at a theless, Shalisa decided to regisSOMETHING using it is something else entirely. time. Still, thanks to dialysis, the ter herself and Rosa with the FOR ONE Deb knew more about medical risks than most. parents, siblings, spouses, and Alliance for Paired Donation, PERSON, NOT A She and her husband, Tyler, had watched, helpless, friends of those receiving the which matches potential donors ” as their son George, who’d survived a serious car treatment can put off grieving, at and recipients. accident, succumbed not to his original injuries least for a while. The patient has As it turned out, Shalisa’s —Deb Shearer but to overwhelming infection. He died in the no choice but to endure it until a kidney was exactly right for a ICU minutes before being taken to surgery. flesh-and-blood kidney becomes available for 50-year-old father of three from Rocky Mount, “I was petrified,” admits Deb, who decided transplant—a wait typically lasting five years, N.C., named Fielding Daniel, whose organs had to become a donor once she discovered that which is also when the odds of survival on failed as the result of a disorder known as George—whom she describes as an animated dialysis begin to drop dramatically. Berger’s Disease. Upon hearing they had been young man known for his sense of humor and A successful kidney transplant is a tricky matched, Shalisa agreed to help this stranger, an “ability to make everyone around him feel thing. Although it is relatively safe as surgeries act of generosity duplicated by Fielding’s wife, special”—had wanted to be one but couldn’t go, it is still a major procedure performed under Amy. Amy Daniel, 50, had proved to be a poor because of the state of his organs at the time of general anesthesia, with all the attendant risks: match for her husband, so even before his transhis death. “My husband had a lot of hesitation damage to adjoining organs, hemorrhage, plant she donated a kidney to Carolyn Murdock, about letting me do this, and my other kids adverse reactions to anesthesia, and infection. also found through the Alliance for Paired were really afraid,” she says. After such a trauIt’s also not quite as simple as taking a disDonation. “When I met Carolyn after the surmatic loss, what could possibly motivate her to eased organ out of one body and replacing it gery, I saw the look of relief on her face because place herself in the hands of any doctor? “After with a healthy one from another. The donor she didn’t have to go continued on page 13



the accident, George asked me if he was going to die. I told him, ‘Absolutely not; I am going to take care of you,’ ” says Deb. “When he died, I was so consumed with guilt and anger. I realized that I could either continue along that path, or I could fulfill my promise to my son, but in a much different way.”

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Recently, for example, our 3-year-old grandson was watching a storm brewing outside. A family friend thought he would describe to Clayton what was happening. “Clayton, look,” he said, pointing to the sky. “That’s ice falling.” Clayton sighed. “Actually,” he said, “that’s hail.” Yikes! Immediately, I knew I’d have to alter his stocking. Days after Clayton was born, I cut out his stocking from the same pattern I had used for my children. I appliquéd a Christmas tree with a bright yellow star and stitched two presents under it cut from the plaid fabric of his father’s childhood coat. Clayton’s is the only stocking I’ve made for the kids that doesn’t have a face. I blame that on the Christmas Crisis of 1991, when Caitlin, then 4, erupted into hysterics because the hand-stitched baby angel on her stocking—designed in her first year of life—had no hair. “She’s bald!” she screamed, tugging her bangs. “I’m not bald!” I quickly added a felt helmet of hair, which made Cait’s angel look like a 50-year-old fifth grader. At 24, she still points that out. Anyway, as soon as I heard Clayton say “hail,” I knew he had

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reached the age when he would notice that his was the only stocking without a face. “Why?” I could hear his little voice ask. “Why, Grandma, why?” His new angel will wear a plaid shirt and blue jeans. He will be waving at Grandma. I have to make two more stockings this year. One is for the newest addition to our family, Franklin the puppy. His mother is a 45-pound Lab-husky mix; his father, a 14pound shih tzu. There’s not a joke you can make about their romance that he didn’t hear on the drive home. The other is for our son-in-law, Matt, who married our daughter Emily in June. He’s a tough New Englander, the kind of guy who hugs me as if he’s putting out a campfire on my back. He probably doesn’t care whether he has a stocking. However, our daughter-in-law, Stina, already has one, which features a smiling snow-woman with bouncy black hair and fashionable glasses. Here’s the problem: Stina’s stocking is the only one that’s green. This is because I ran out of red felt. Again, it’s about impressions. A stranger could look at it and think, “Hmm, wonder what’s wrong with that girl named Stina.” Nothing at all, which is why, like it or not, Matt is going to have a stocking. It, too, will be green, with a curly-haired lobster motif. What a challenge, by the way. “Oh, oh, oh,” I told Sherrod last week. “I can’t get the claws right.” “Honey,” he said. “Why do you stress out about the kids’ stockings? They’re grown, you know.” See what happens when you grow up with a small stocking?




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woman at JC Penney in Grand Rapids, to donate as well. Her kidney was found to be through another day of dialysis. When I a match for Alan West, 65, an insurance came home, I said to Fielding, ‘Oh, honey, executive from Grand Rapids who was in you’re going to feel so good again.’ ” the final stage of kidney disease and in dire Carolyn, who lives in Elk Grove, Calif., need of a transplant. “He was in so much has since resumed her former life, working pain,” says Alan’s wife, Barb, 65. “After the at UC Davis as an administrative assistant, transplant, it was like he was reborn.” teaching Sunday school, and playing tennis. Barb then gave a kidney to Linda Benson, The 54-year-old admits her guardian angel 63, a retired cosmetology teacher and beauty turned out to be different from what she’d salon owner from Tusayan, Ariz., who was pictured. “I am black, and I was surprised to born with only one fully formed organ. find out afterwards that Amy was not my Six donors, six recipients, in a chain that race,” she says. “It’s exciting to imagine that will hopefully keep growing as compassion there is one blood running through all of us.” meets luck and perhaps something more divinely inspired. “I was praying to meet ■ The Chain Grows Longer [my] donor in person,” Linda confesses, “but By “all of us,” Carolyn means more than just I was told that we couldn’t meet until after herself, Fielding, and Rosa. Carolyn’s hus- the surgery, and then only if the donor also band, Gerry Murdock, consented.” volunteered his kidney, “LIVING DONATION IS As it turned out, that too, which wound up bedonor, Barb, was waiting SO POWERFUL, ing transplanted into by the hospital elevator IMMEDIATE, AND a man named Samir when she saw a woman Karadsheh. Born in enter the lobby; she had IT GAVE ME Jordan, Samir came to the first noticed her in the AN OPPORTUNITY U.S. in the 1960s and parking lot. Having spent TO FEEL eventually opened a resso much time with her taurant in Grand Rapids, husband during his illness, Mich. After a trip to she easily recognized the AT A TIME WHEN I Amman in 2009, he was characteristic look and FELT SO HELPLESS.” —Amy Daniel diagnosed with a bactehobbled gait of a dialysis rial infection that led to patient. The woman’s eyes kidney failure. He was in a coma for three met Barb’s. “I’m having surgery today,” she days, and when he awoke, he began dialysis. explained. “I’m here to get a kidney.” “I couldn’t bear the treatment,” says “I know,” said Barb. “I’m here to give a Samir, who lost his business due to his ill- kidney.” ness. “I felt sick all the time; I could barely leave my home. I couldn’t live like that.” ■ The Strength of Their Bond Samir’s wife, Raeda, was powerless to help— Though they had the right to refuse, each of she’d had a cancerous polyp and was not the six pairs of donors and recipients in eligible to donate. Neither were six other George’s Chain have met each other, perfriends and relatives. So Samir was in limbo, haps the most meaningful part of this story. waiting for a kidney, until Gerry, 54, a struc- “It was like two friends meeting,” Carolyn tural engineer, stepped in; this prompted says of seeing her donor, Amy Daniel, for Samir’s sister, Suhad Shatara, 65, a sales- the first time. “She said, ‘Now you take care of that kidney.’ I felt like she was doing this just for me.” That those who have received Has organ donation touched kidneys are grateful to the donors seems your life? Share your experience— and send this story to friends—at only natural. What is perhaps surprising is how much gratitude continued on page 15 The Greatest Gift | from page 10




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on Sundays? has two great loves: My wife and kids usually go to family and making the movies, and I stay home movies. Balancing alone watching NFL football. My the two is life’s bigThe acclaimed director on family, going to team is St. Louis. [Capshaw and gest challenge, he says, though “the family always comes out the the movies, and the problem with theater popcorn her mother are both from there.] winner.” The father of seven, who Your mom’s turning 92 next is married to actress Kate year, and your dad will be 95 … Capshaw, turned 65 last I feel very lucky to have week, and he’s busier THE MAGIC OF of warfa warfare in the entire film. them in my life right now. MOVIES IS THAT than ever. Besides Everything Everythi else is about the EVERYBODY RYBODY SEES THEM executive-producing connection that Joey, our horse, connecti DIFFERENTLY. I’M What’s the most important TV series such ALWAYS LWAYS SO EXCITED makes b between human beings. thing you learned from them? WHEN SOMEONE as Falling Skies and From my dad, I learned to listen TELLS ELLS ME WHAT A Terra Nova, he has You disco discovered the Tintin books as to others. From my mom, I MOVIE MEANS two new films, the an adult, but when you talk about TO THEM.” learned that if you’re having a World War I–era War your film you sound like a kid. bad day today, you’re more than Horse and the 3-D animated Well, I felt fe like a kid when I was likely going to have a better one The Adventures of Tintin, outt now. making iit. There were so many tomorrow. My mom is irrepressHe spoke with Kate Meyerss from things I could do that I couldn’t ible, and I got a lot of her energy. irectRichmond, Va., where he’s directdo in the live-action world, so it xt ing Daniel Day-Lewis in next was kind kin of like being set loose Tell us about your Norman year’s Lincoln. in a to toy store. Tintin’s a reporter; Rockwell collection. he’s always alw out there looking I have over 30 paintings. George for a ggood story, and he gets Lucas and I combined our collecPARADE How can you work on caught up in the adventures tions, and for six months last year so many projects at once? that he he’s writing about. I’m the they were in the Smithsonian. You know something, it’s noo same w way as a moviemaker. different than raising seven Do you have a favorite? children and going into all of What are some of the holiday The Connoisseur. It’s a rather their rooms and telling each ritual rituals at your house? dapper businessman with of them, every night, individual dual We eat e more than we should his back to us staring at a Jackson stories. Because in my family, y, one and we go out to the movies. Pollock painting and not story does not fit all. Every one understanding anything about of my kids demanded a different erent Do you y get popcorn? it. It hangs in my office, reminding story in a different world. That hat No, because b I put on too me that sometimes the greatest was my training. much weight! What I usually secrets lie in the middle of things do is gget a huge diet drink you can’t quite explain. Why did you want to do War Horse? orse? and na nachos. You might think I think it was the courage, the he cheese-smothered cheese You once said you strength, and the honor thatt nachos would put were born a nervous The director came out of a grotesque war;; on more mo weight wreck; are you still talks about critics fined these very positive values defi than p popcorn, but that way? and which of his films his kids Horse the relationships that War Horse for som some reason they Yes. As I get older, like best at Parade is really about. There’s only don’t. Popcorn P is the I get wiser, but I’m .com/spielberg tes maybe nine and a half minutes bane oof my existence. no calmer.

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the donors experience. “Living donation gave me an opportunity to feel helpful at a time when I felt so helpless,” Amy says. “It’s so powerful, immediate, and joyful.” Equally powerful is the feeling that George is present in all their lives. In fact, at the PARADE cover shoot, which took place on 11/11/11, a special moment came when the clock struck 11:11.

“George used to always say, ‘It’s 11:11—make a wish,’ ” says Deb. “At that moment, I got chills because I could just feel him all around us.” And though she no longer has her son, Deb knows that his generous spirit lives on through the chain he has inspired. “Every time I hear about a new person who gets a kidney, I feel a huge hug from George.” Kate Braestrup is the author of Marriage and Other Acts of Charity.

WHAT IS A LIVING DONOR CHAIN? Officially referred to as a never-ending altruistic donor (NEAD) chain, it begins with a single altruistic organ donor—that is, someone who is willing to give a kidney to one of the more than 87,000 Americans waiting for a transplant. Typically, the recipient has a loved one who wants to donate but is an incompatible match. In turn, the would-be donor gives to another person on


the waiting list, and so on. “NEAD arrangements are an innovative way to increase the number of organs available, but coordinating them can be incredibly complex,” says Dr. Bryan Becker, former president of the National Kidney Foundation. However, in recent years, organizations such as the Kidney Registry and the Alliance for Paired Donation (which facilitated George’s Chain of




Life) have stepped in to help manage the logistics. If you’re interested in becoming a donor, Becker recommends contacting your local transplant hospital and asking about the best way to identify a recipient. “Many are already working hand-in-hand with these organizations and can help you navigate the process.” For more information, go to /transplantation /livingdonors. —Jennifer Rainey Marquez




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