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A2 The Sunday Journal Albuquerque, September 14, 2008 God bless America, and everybody? Sarah Palin flew home to Alaska on Wednesday before she flies back to rejoin John McCain this week. a lot of time in the air. searching the Web for any video of Barack Obama saying John McCain will be an agent of change when pigs fly. Forbes Magazine said the Dallas Cowboys are worth $1.5 billion to Jerry Jones. He bought the team 20 years ago for $200 million. Jerry Jones can only wonder how rich he would be today if stayed in the oil and gas business. Lehman Brothers put itself up for sale Friday when its stock crashed. They say that, if they get a bailout, it could cause a meltdown in the financial markets. The Treasury Department hears this so often, they think a scam e-mail. Barack Obama was asked Friday if he wished Hillary Clinton were his running mate in the wake of the Sarah Palin mania. He should have passed up Hillary for another woman. Bill Clinton did that all the time and enjoyed eight years in the White House. Argus Hamilton is the host comedian at The Comedy Store in Hollywood. He can be reached for speaking engagements by e-mail at NEW MEXICO Saturday Numbers Powerball 7-17-29-43-51 Powerball: 38 Power play: 2 Hot Lotto 3-31-32-37-38 Hot ball: 5 Roadrunner Cash 1-7-12-25-32 Bonus ball: 19 Pick 3 0-0-9 Lottery numbers A02-Lottery bug-money pot brierfcase logo-3 3 OPI-Logos News original in -JNL Archeives-LOGO TODAY IN HISTORY A02-History of World-logo 5 5 OPI-Logos News original in -JNL Archeives-LOGO A02-History of World-logo 5 5 OPI-Logos News original in -JNL Archeives-LOGO THE LIGHTER SIDE Today is Sunday, September 14, the 258th day of 2008. There are 108 days left in the year. On this date in 1814, Francis Scott Key was inspired to write his poem Star-Spangled after witnessing how Fort McHenry in Maryland had endured British bombardment during the War of 1812. In 1812, the Russians set fire to Moscow in the face of an invasion by Napoleon troops. In 1847, U.S. forces under Gen. Winfield Scott took control of Mexico City. In 1901, President William McKinley died in Buffalo, N.Y., of gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt succeeded him. In 1948, a groundbreaking ceremony took place in New York at the site of the United world headquarters. In 1959, the Soviet space probe Luna 2 became the first manmade object to reach the moon as it crashed onto the lunar surface. In 1964, Pope Paul VI opened the third session of the Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, also known as Vatican II. The session closed two months later. In 1975, Pope Paul VI declared Mother Eliza beth Ann Bayley Seton the first U.S.-born saint. In 1982, Princess Grace of Monaco, formerly actress Grace Kelly, died at age 52 of injuries from a car crash the day before; president-elect, Bashir Gemayel was killed by a bomb. In 1988, Hurricane Gilbert slammed into Yucatan Peninsula after forcing thousands of residents to flee. In 2007, Defense Secretary Robert Gates raised the possibility of cutting U.S. troop levels in Iraq to 100,000 by the end of 2008, well beyond the cuts President Bush had approved. In Iraq, some 1,500 mourners called for revenge as they buried the leader of the Sunni revolt against al-Qaida, Adbul-Sattar Abu Risha, who had been assassinated by a bomb claimed by an al-Qaida front. Birthdays: Actress Zoe Caldwell and actor Harve Presnell are 75. Actress Melissa Leo is 48. Actress Faith Ford is 44. Actress Michelle Stafford is 43. Rock musician Mike Cooley (Drive- By Truckers) is 42. Actor Dan Cortese is 40. Contemporary Christian singer Mark Hall is 39. Rock musician Craig Montoya (Tri Polar) is 38. Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley is 37. Rapper Nas is 35. Country singer Danielle Peck is 30. Pop singer Ayo is 28. Singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse is 25. Actor Adam Lamberg is 24. By The Associated Press ARGUS HAMILTON CORRECTIONS POLICY The policy is to correct errors of fact in a timely manner. If you wish to notify us of an error, you can contact us through one of the numbers in the staff box on this page or call and leave a message at 823-3949. Or, you can e-mail us at Numbers supplied by The Associated Press and lottery Web sites HOW TO REACH US THE SUNDAY JOURNAL P.O. Drawer Albuquerque, NM 87103 7777 Jefferson NE 87109 (505) 823-4400 THE SUNDAY JOURNAL, ISSN 1526-5137 (USPS is published weekly by the Journal Publishing 7777 Jefferson NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109-4343. IF YOUR PAPER IS LATE Your home-delivered Journal should arrive by 7 a.m. (later in outlying areas). If it please call our circulation department before 10 a.m. In Albuquerque 823-4400 Outside Albuquerque 1-800-577-8683 HOME DELIVERY Daily and Sunday $12.75 per month Sunday only $6.00 per month Business (M-F) $11.75 per month Sunday-only subscriptions include delivery on New Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The publisher assumes no responsibility for payments to carriers for more than the current month. Subscribers desiring to pay for six or twelve months in advance will please mail remittance at their carrier rates direct to the accounting department. SINGLE COPY Daily .50 Sunday $1.50 MAIL RATES Out of town New Out of mail rates (823-7822) Mexico State 1 yr. Daily Sun. $264.00 $288.00 6 mos. Daily Sun. 132.00 144.00 3 mos. Daily Sun. 66.00 72.00 1 mo. Daily Sun. 22.00 24.00 Sun. only 1 mo. 7.00 7.50 Daily only 1 mo. 16.00 17.50 All mail subscriptions are payable in advance. Foreign country rates available upon request. Periodical postage paid in Albuquerque and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send changes of address to Albuquerque Journal, PO Drawer Albuquerque, NM 87103-1136 FREQUENTLY CALLED DEPARTMENTS General Information 505-823-7777 Advertising 823-3300 Classified Ads 823-4444 823-3490 NE DEPARTMENTS Newsroom Receptionist 823-3800 City Charlie Moore 823-3841 West Side Sharon Hendrix 823-3846 Rio Rancho Mike Hartranft 823-3847 State John Robertson 823-3911 Business Michael G. Murphy 823-3830 Ken Williams 823-3850 Arts Rene Kimball 823-3939 Editorial Page Steve Mills 823-3863 Special Sections Judy Giannettino 823-3926 Health Olivier Uyttebrouck 823-3924 Las Cruces Bureau Rene Romo 526-4462 Outdoors, GO! 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Go to and enter Top Stories in the search box at the top left of the page. 1 LOBOS AND CROWD FALL FAR SHORT AGAINST 2 VICTIMS WERE TOLD: IT LIkE A 3 FAIR SHuTS DOWN 2 FREAk SHOWS 4 uNM ASSISTANT FACES HIS MOST SERIOuS OPPONENT 5 ROCkY SAYS HE HAS ANSWER TO TROuBLES: PRACTICE MOST E-MAILED TOP VIDEO Group Reaches Out to Coaches Fondness for Not an Endorsement Val potential run for governor of New Mexico was read by more than 12,000 people after linked to it. Flying the colors The flag is to be flown at full staff today. At least that has been the storyline. But to Valencia County Sheriff Rene Rivera, the case much of a whodunit. He says he knows what happened, and has for years. Twenty years into the Tara Calico mystery, Rivera would like to let everyone in on what happened to 19-year-old Tara out on N.M. 47 on that September day: individuals who did the harm to Tara, knew who she Rivera told me. knew who she was, and all local individuals. And I believe that the parents (of the attackers) were some of the people that helped the individuals with hiding the truth or hiding the body or trying to escape Tara was 19 and starting her second year in college. Her attackers were boys she had gone to high school with, although they were behind her in school and younger, Rivera says. was a real pretty girl. She was very athletic and a lot of guys wanted to talk to her, they wanted to meet her, they wanted to go out with her. And while she was riding the bike, they went up to try to talk to her, try to grab her, whatever, while she was on the The truck they were driving accidentally hit Tara, Rivera says, and bad turned worse. Rivera has been working on the case since he started as a deputy in 1989, since he was promoted to detective in 1996 and since he was elected sheriff in 2006. For all of those years, the walls of Valencia County have been talking, naming names of the boys who were in the truck, names of the boys who helped bury body after they killed her, names of the parents and other relatives who helped clean up and cover up the mess. Rivera says he has had enough information to get arrest warrants for the two boys now men whom he has identified as the killers. Two others have been identified as accomplices. Then why, 20 years later, are we marking another milestone anniversary of a missing case? Because Tara Calico is still missing. kind of hard to make a Rivera says, a Rivera and Detective James Purdy are still talking to people about Tara Calico, and hoping that time will wear away some of the resistance to answering that one lingering question: What did they do with her? know very frustrating, being that a lot of people that know what Rivera said. know the whereabouts of the body or the remains. lot of the information that we are getting is because people are starting to open up a little more. When this first happened, people were scared. People were threatened not to speak out because what happened to Tara could happen to One of the most riveting aspects of the Calico case was a Polaroid photo found outside a convenience store in Florida a little less than a year after Calico went missing. It showed a bound young woman who looked strikingly similar to Tara, in the back of a van, staring at the camera. A boy, also bound, was lying next to her. parents had the photo analyzed by Scotland Yard and said it was determined to be Tara. An investigator for the Valencia County District Attorney had a Los Alamos National Laboratory analysis that determined it Maybe the photo was of Tara, Rivera says. But all of his informants tell him Tara never left home. believe the he says. And he believes her bike will be with it. father died in 2002. Her mother died in 2006. Living family members, kids when Tara was a kid, are grown. Tara would be 39 later this month. want to be able to give them closure, to be able to say, you know, I got the individuals who did whatever they did to her. I was able to recover the remains and give them to them to give her a proper Tara disappearance is one of New oldest, most lingering cold cases. a mystery getting hotter every Rivera told me. people have this information, and had it for so long that gotten sick by hiding the information they have, and now coming forward to try to relieve themselves. of these people that were witnesses to the crime have been scared to come forward. They think that, being that they were there, that going to get prosecuted for the death. At this point, what I want to let people to know is that, if there were witnesses there, willing to work with them. I need to have their information. I need to be able to recover this You can reach Leslie at 823-3914 or Read all of her columns at www.abqjournal. Sheriff: Disappearance No Mystery from PAGE A1 JOURNAL FILE ABOVE: Tara parents walk near the spot she went missing on an earlier anniversary of her disappearance. Both parents have since died. LEFT: Investigators have debated whether this Polaroid photo, found in a parking lot in Florida, is of Tara Calico. ll

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