News for Friday, November 4, 2011

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Andy Bockelman: ‘Real Steel’ has both spots of rust and glimmer

With all the bizarre source materials that inspire movies today, it was only a matter of time before Hollywood started to turn to the world of plastic. Just take a look at the “Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots” kind of creations in “Real Steel.” Human sporting events are almost completely a thing of the past by 2020, with the sport of robot boxing all the rage. Caught up in the fever is seasoned fighter Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman), who’s never quite been able to make the transition to using a remote control resulting in a long string of losses, busted competitors and wagers gone bad.

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CMS basketball shows strong over weekend

One shot can make the difference on the basketball court. This is something Craig Middle School’s eighth-graders learned the hard way Oct. 28 against Baggs, Wyo. The eighth-grade A-team suffered its first loss of the season when the game against Baggs ended 35-34. A shot at the buzzer to win fell short for the Bulldogs.

Craig vehicle theft suspect faces new charges

A suspect in an August vehicle theft faces new charges for allegedly assaulting an officer while in custody at Moffat County Jail. Joseph A. Galvan, 20, of Craig, is charged in Moffat County District Court with two counts of second-degree assault, a Class 4 felony, as well as two counts of resisting arrest and four counts of obstructing government operations, misdemeanors.

11 moose illegally shot in Colorado this fall

(AP) — Colorado wildlife officers are investigating 11 cases of moose being illegally shot this fall, and the fall rifle seasons aren't over yet. Last year, officers investigated 14 cases of moose being mistakenly or illegally shot. Eleven hunters were cited for poaching or negligence.

Michael Moore visits Occupy Denver protesters

(AP) — Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore told Occupy Wall Street supporters in Denver on Thursday to be mindful of people trying to incite violence within the movement, saying they could be working undercover for the government. Moore told a few hundred people gathered at a park across from the state Capitol to be weary of "provocateurs who try start to violence." He claimed that governments have a long history of infiltrating protest movements.

Broncos defend their play-calling for Tebow

(AP) — The latest debate raging around Tim Tebow is whether the Denver Broncos are doing all they can to give their raw quarterback every chance to succeed. His pocket of protection has been disparaged and offensive coordinator Mike McCoy's play-calling has drawn criticism from fans and broadcasters alike. A close look at the film, however, shows the Broncos have tailored their offense to Tebow's unorthodox skill set even though the results haven't been pretty.

East runs low on snow days after Irene, new storm

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Alison Takahashi thought autumn of her senior year would be filled with memories-to-be like the homecoming dance, crossing her fingers over college applications and counting down to graduation from Glastonbury High School. Instead, the dance is delayed, her graduation date is a question mark and she's squeezing in study time during daylight hours as she — and hundreds of thousands of other Northeast residents — spends days without power after last weekend's snowstorm. "I feel so disorganized and disoriented because we've been living all over the place," said the 17-year-old Takahashi, whose family has bunked in hotels since losing power Saturday, and who has squeezed in study time for an SAT specialty test in Spanish as part of her application to Georgetown University.

Local Fuel Gauge for Nov. 4, 2011

Regular unleaded and diesel prices as of Thursday afternoon. Craig: • Loaf ‘N Jug, 2441 W. Victory Way

Briefs for Nov. 4, 2011: Author to read book today at club

A Colorado author who is donating a portion of book sales to Boys & Girls Clubs will be reading her book today in Craig. Author Linda Petrie, of Alamosa, will read “A Snow Day for Hannah” at 3 p.m. today at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40.

Datebook for Nov. 4, 2011

9 a.m. Hunter sight-ins are at the Bears Ears Sportsman Club Cedar Mountain Range on Moffat County Road 7. Targets are out to 400 yards. Call Howdy at 824-6109 or 629-8550 or Andy at 824-8407. 9 to 11 a.m. Playgroup for toddler/preschool-age children takes place at the Early Childhood Development Preschool at the Moffat County School District administrative building, 775 Yampa Ave. Call Carissa at 826-9742.

Shara Ludlum: Avoiding a nightmare

To the editor: “Mom, I think I’m going to die.” These are words no mother should ever have to hear. But, my 10-year-old son Tyler said just that as he fought for his life in June 2008 battling meningococcal meningitis, a rare but serious illness that can potentially cause death or disability in just a single day.

Fay Hafey: Striving for perfection

To the editor: I appreciated John Ponikvar’s letter to the editor very much. Thanks to John for taking the effort and time out of his day to express his thoughts regarding Moffat County schools. I heard a speaker on television a year or so ago make the statement that our education would be the downfall of our nation. This is a definite crisis.

Lawrence L. Sober: ‘About surviving as a nation’

To the editor: I’m a simple man who is proud to be an American and a patriot. I am not special in any way, but I am a taxpayer and a veteran. When I see what is happening to this great country of ours, I get sick to my stomach. The 2012 election is going to be one of the most important elections this country has ever had.

The Rev. Len Browning: Life indeed

I have intentionally avoided news of the occupy movement. Fearing I might be tempted to empathize and knowing that I would definitely be driven to anger over the ignorant youthful zeal and misplaced impassioned activism, I have chosen blissful ignorance. So, I am not an expert on what is taking place or why the occupy movement is as phenomenal as it has become.

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Comics for Nov. 4, 2011

Comics for Nov. 4, 2011

Horoscope for Nov. 4, 2011

Jump at any chances you get in the year ahead to join new clubs, groups or organizations where you can make new friends. Substantial benefits could come your way through contacts you develop at this time.

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Crossword for Nov. 4, 2011

Crossword for Nov. 4, 2011

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Sudoku for Nov. 4, 2011

Sudoku for Nov. 4, 2011