News for Monday, September 17, 2012

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Romney: Nearly half 'believe they are victims'

(AP) — Already scrambling to steady a struggling campaign, Republican Mitt Romney confronted a new headache Monday after a video surfaced showing him telling wealthy donors that almost half of all Americans "believe they are victims" entitled to extensive government support and adding that as a candidate for the White House, "my job is not to worry about those people." President Barack Obama's campaign quickly seized on the video, obtained by the magazine Mother Jones and made public on a day that Romney's campaign conceded it needed a change in campaign strategy to gain momentum in the presidential race. "There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what," Romney is shown saying in a video published by the magazine. "There are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it." Romney said his role "is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."

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Modern day cowboy, Filipe Leite, showcases commonalities in "Journey America"

Filipe Leite grew up hearing the story of Aime Tschiffely, who in 1925 rode 10,000 miles from Buenos Aires to New York City on two horses. Now, Leite is taking that story and making it his own modern day version, committing to a two-year journey on horseback, through 12 countries across North, South and Central America.

Sports Briefs for Sept. 17, 2012: FMCE sets date for final fall 5k race

The Friends of Moffat County Education had been planning a third 5-kilometer race after two successful events during the summer. Now the third race is set. The Leaf Cruncher 5k and One Mile Fun Run will take place Saturday, Sept. 22 at 8 a.m. in Loudy-Simpson Park. It will finish before Moffat County High School hosts its home cross-country meet later in the morning. The cost for registration is $20 for an adult and $5 for a child (17 and younger). Participants can register by messaging FMCE on Facebook or showing up early Saturday. Pre-registration begins at 7:15 a.m. Registering by Sept. 18 will ensure runners a t-shirt in their size. The one-mile fun run will start around 9:30 a.m., between the middle school and high school cross-country races. The high school meet will begin at 10 a.m.

Durango considers license for parking hunters

Want a parking place in downtown Durango overnight? You might have to pay for that. The city council is considering a proposal to sell a "hunting license" to drivers who want to look for an overnight parking space at a city lot.

On The Record for Monday, Sept. 17, 2012

On The Record for Monday, Sept. 17, 2012