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SIERRA VISTA
 
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NEWS ONLINE AT WWW.SVHERALD.COM
WEDNESDAY JUNE 25, 2014 — 75¢
This paper is published for valued subscriber
Ken Sheffield
of 
 Sierra Vista
and the rest of Cochise County.
If you paid 75 cents for this newspaper at a news rack or store, we thank you! Remember, you can save $163 per year by having it delivered to your home every day. Just call (520) 458-9440.
EVENT OF THE DAY
AARP local chapter 3123 has a member meeting at the
Ethel Berger Center at 1 p.m. Rebecca Smyth will speak on “Eating a healthy diet.”
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CALENDAR A2OPINION A4MOVIE LISTINGS A5OBITUARIES A6SPORTS B1COMICS C4ADVICE C5CROSSWORD C4CLASSIFIED D1
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High: 95 Low: 72
SPACE TOURISM COMING SOON
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FAR OUTONCE BITTEN
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RESTAURANT IS BENSON’S BEST KEPT SECRET
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URUGUAY MOVES ON DESPITE CONTROVERSY 
Federal funding for paths dries up
BY ADAM CURTIS
adam.curtis@svherald.com
SIERRA VISTA — Whether it’s for walking, cycling, or running, many people make use of the Sierra Vista’s multi-use paths on a regular basis.These residents have benefited from a steady build-out of planned paths in recent years but the feder-al dollars supporting these projects have dried up, likely slowing the pace at which the city can lay down the popular amenities in the future.“We’ll make incremental prog-ress, rather than a mile at a time like we used to,” said Sharon Flissar, city engineer.That’s because the recently ap-proved federal transportation re-authorization bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, combined many grant programs to-gether and cut the overall amount of money available. So, while there may be money available for future proj-ects, there will be less of it and many more municipalities will be compet-ing for the same pot.The change effectively eliminated the transportation enhancement grant program that the city has used over the past 15 years to make major headway in building out its system of multi-use paths, Flissar said. Under that program, the multi-use path projects were constructed with 94.3 percent federal dollars and a city match of 5.7 percent.
Another federal speed bump
Aside from the elimination of the transportation enhancement pro-gram, a separate federal policy change has already placed a greater burden on the city to accomplish the three multi-use path projects in the budget for the current fiscal year, ending this month.These projects will be the last done with the old federal grant dollars but the cost to the city has gone up by about $5,000 per project because it is no longer allowed to administer the projects itself. Instead, the state must administer them, eliminating the city’s option to cover some of the local match with in-kind work its staff has always done in the past.“We’ve got to pay ADOT for what we used to do ourselves,” Flissar said. However, the Arizona Depart-ment of Transportation worked hard to minimize the financial impact of this federal change to the city.While the agreement for the Path to Higher Learning, connecting Buena High School and Cochise
ABOUT THE PATHS
City plans to explore other options on future multi-use paths
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Ben and Fern York walk their daily route around Tompkins Park on Monday. Federal funding for multi-use paths, like the one used by the Yorks, will be hard to come by in the future, due to cuts included in the recent transportation bill passed by Congress.
County supervisors OK $1.01 million for road materials
TRANSPORTATION MONEY WALKS AWAY
BY SHAR PORIER
shar.porier@bisbeeview.net
BISBEE — The Cochise County Board of Supervisors approved $1.01 million in road materials and culvert clean-outs for the next fiscal year during Tuesday’s meeting.Terry Hudson, with the county Pro-curement Department, listed six consent agenda items that dealt with providing the Highways and Floodplain Depart-ment with the materials needed to ful-fill the obligations for the coming year’s maintenance and repair work plan.Supervisors Ann English, Pat Call and Richard Searle agreed to the terms of the local contractors across the county. This allows a reduction in the hauling cost of moving materials from one place to an-other to keep up with scheduled road and drainage projects.
Court asked to  block Medicaid opponents
Group seeks to stop lawmakers opposed to expansion
BY HOWARD FISCHER
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX — Hoping to save the Medicaid expansion program, a bipar-tisan coalition of lawmakers, business groups and even a former governor want the Arizona Supreme Court to block a bid by dissident legislators to challenge its legality.In legal papers filed Tuesday, at-torney Joe Kanefield told the justices there is no reason to allow the law-makers who voted against expansion  — and the tax to fund it to argue that it was never properly approved. He said only the hospitals subject to the levy have a right to contest the fact it was enacted without a two-thirds vote.The hospitals, however, have not sued as they stand to financially ben-efit, even after paying the levy, as an expanded Medicaid program means fewer patients unable to pay their bills. But Kanefield said that is legally irrelevant and their decision does not give legislative foes the right to chal-lenge the levy.
CONTRACTS APPROVED
Arizona Culvert Company
Corrugated metal pipe and related drainage items.Not to exceed amount of $75,000. 
Cemex Material, Willcox Rock and Sand, Inc., Maddux and Sons, Inc. and Klump Materials
Concrete and related materialsNot to exceed total amount of $100,000 
Tombstone Gold & Silver, Inc., AGE Contracting, Inc., Maddux and Sons, Inc. and Willcox Rock and Sand, Inc.
High and low volume chips for highways.Not to exceed total amount of $250,000 
Granite Construction Company
Hot and cold mix road materialsNot to exceed amount of $165,000 
Banning Creek Enterprises, LLC
Culvert cleaning and maintenance services.Not to exceed amount of $265,000 
Tombstone Gold & Silver, Inc., Maddux and Sons, Inc., Klump Materials, Empire Homes, Inc., and Willcox Rock and Sand, Inc.
Crushed aggregate base material and riprap.Not to exceed total amount of $155,000
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In addition to these off-road paths, there are about 8 miles of bike paths located on the streets
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 The build-out was greatly accelerated in the last 15 years due to the availability of federal transportation enhancements funds, leading to the current inventory of 14 miles of paths
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 The city’s first multi-use path was constructed in 1981, running along the east side of Highway 92 near Foothills Drive
SHARON FLISSAR, CITY ENGINEER
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The grant-funded plan maps out options for Vista Transit
BY ADAM CURTIS
adam.curtis@svherald.com
SIERRA VISTA — After compiling it over the past seven months, a con-sultant presented the Sierra Vista City Council with a broad summary of a plan for Vista Transit’s future dur-ing Tuesday’s work session.Spurred by the projected loss of ap-proximately $280,000 of federal tran-sit funds due to a population-triggered change from a rural category to an urban one, the study was funded com-pletely by a Planning Assistance for Rural Areas grant, administered by the Arizona Department of Transpor-tation. The consultant, URS Corpora-tion, managed to help the city mitigate much of the funding hit by reclassi-fying how it operates elements of the transit system to maximize the new federal funding categories.In addition, the short-range transit plan offers city staff and the city coun-cil a variety of options moving for-ward, to include recommendations to be implemented by 2017.Jennifer Pyne, URS project man-ager. outlined some of those options, with moving away from one-way loops and using more two-way bus routes being among the biggest changes. This would reduce the ride time to many destinations significantly.The plan also recommends expand-ing service on Saturday beyond the
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Hollister recognized for 30 years as a volunteer
Certificate cites public safety, radio communication efforts
BY SHAR PORIER
shar.porier@bisbeereview.net
BISBEE — During Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Robert L. Hollister was recog-nized for his 30 years of volunteer work in Cochise County.“We are privileged this morn-ing to have with us a gentle-man who has been in volunteer service for the county for quite some time,” said Supervisor Ann English. The certificate of appreciation read: “The Cochise County Board of Supervisors wishes to recog-nize Robert L. Hollister for his many years of volunteer work for Cochise County in public safety.“For the past three decades, Mr. Hollister has exemplified the best of what volunteerism is by his leadership and involvement with the County’s Local Emergency Planning Committee, Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Ser-vice, and the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team.“Mr. Hollister has also been honored as the recipi-ent of the 2014 Governor’s Life-time Achievement Volunteer Service Award.“The Board also recognizes and appreciates the vital contri-butions that all volunteers make to their communities by giving of their time and talents. Mr. Hollis-ter is but one example of the self-less spirit and positive impact of volunteers throughout Cochise County. Therefore the Cochise County Board of Supervisors thanks Robert L. Hollister for his volunteer service to strength-en the public safety and radio communications capabilities of Cochise County and the State of Arizona.”English, Pat Call and Richard Searle presented Hollister with a coveted Cochise County Copper mug for his willingness to serve his community in addition to the certificate.
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Robert L. Hollister, center, was recognized for 30 years of volunteering his time to Cochise County by the County Board of Supervisors during Tuesday’s meeting. Hollister is pictured with Supervisor Pat Call on his right and Supervisor Richard Searle on his left.
BISBEE — Copper Queen Community Hos-pital (CQCH) continues to offer monthly mobile digital mammography at its rural health clin-ics in Douglas (CQMA Douglas) and Palomi-nas (CQMA Palominas). The next screenings are scheduled for Friday, July 11.Screenings are avail-able at CQMA Douglas from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the CQMA Palomi-nas from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. In addition to a comprehensive digital screening, a certified technologist will be available.Patients must have a physician’s order/pre-scription and can sched-ule a screening by call-ing Imaging Services at (520) 432-6541. Screen-ings are covered by most insurance plans. CQCH offers discounts to women who do not have insurance. When calling for an appoint-ment, please indicate which location you wish to have the screening.
San Pedro River Interpretive Walks
The Friends of the San Pedro River will con-duct interpretive walks along the river every Saturday at 8 a.m. All walks depart from the San Pedro House, 9800 Highway 90, east of Si-erra Vista at the river. The San Pedro River features some of the richest wildlife habitat in the United States. Here you’ll find 82 species of mammals, dozens of reptiles and amphibians and nearly 350 species of birds. The river has been designat-ed one of the Last Great Places by the Nature Conservancy. There is no charge for the walks; however, donations are accepted to support the docent programs. Dress appro-priately for the weather, bring drinking water, trail shoes or similar footwear, a hat, and use sun protection. For more information, call (520) 459-2555 or visit the website at sanpe-droriver.org.
Copper Queen sets mobile mammography for July 11
Military Order of The Purple Heart, Sierra Vista Chapter 572
will hold its June dinner meeting at the Landmark Café  just outside the Fort Huachuca main gate, Wednesday, June 25, at 6 p.m. Current and future benefit programs and upcoming events will be topics of discussion along with evaluation of newly started programs. Visit www.moph572.org or www.twitter.com/moph572 for more Chapter Information.
AARP local chapter 3123 has a member meeting at the
Ethel Berger Center, Wednesday June 25, 1 p.m. Rebecca Smyth will speak “Eating a healthy Diet,” the public is invited, refreshments are being served. For more info call 378-4386.
The American Legion Post 52 will host breakfast, Sat-urday June
26, from 8-10:30 a.m.,. The menu includes SOS, eggs to order, bacon, sausage, hash brown, hotcakes, toast, biscuits, coffee free w/breakfast, $2 - $5.50. Open to all members, guests and all active duty service members and family. For more information, call (520) 459.6050., American Legion Post 52, 12 The-ater Drive, in Sierra Vista.
The Thunder Mountain Twirlers’ are having a Main-stream Square Dance
on Friday, June 27 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Our caller for the evening will be  Tucson’s own Paul Turner, and he’ll call an “anything goes” plus tip after the dance. Lisa Wall will cue rounds. Only $4 for mem-bers, $5 for non-members, and free for non-dancers to come watch and socialize! Snacks and friendship are provided. Sierra Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. Lenzner Ave., Sierra Vista. For more info contact Sandy at (520) 378-6719 or email svtmt@cox.net.
Bake Sale for Babies! All proceeds donated to CareNet. A
chance for parents and kids to work together with other families to create and sell handmade baked goods, 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 27, at United Methodist Church in the Gym. All items you bring are to be considered donated. Sign up to onate and volunteer online at https://www.facebook.com/BakeSaleForBa-bies/info. Call (520) 335-2884 or email Celeste at safeguard-ingtheeternal@aol.com for more information.
Fourth Friday breakfast at Papa’s 50s Diner on S. Hwy.
92. 8 a.m., Friday, June 27. No host breakfast open to all auto enthu-siasts. Come on out and enjoy the Sierra Vista morning, talk cars, see old friends and meet other auto enthusiasts. Free beverage with each breakfast order. Re-member; you gotta’ drive ‘em!
American Legion Post 52 and Raul Entertaining will host a
steak fry dinner on Friday, June 27, from 5-7 p.m., for $9 per per-son. Menu includes all the fixings.  The dinner is open to all mem-bers, guests and all active duty service members and family. For more information, call (520) 459-6050., American Legion Post 52, 12 Theater Drive, in Sierra Vista.
The Huachuca Saddle Club will host a horse show on
June 28. All shows start at 9 a.m., un-less otherwise posted on the website, www.huachucasaddle-club.org. Be sure to complete the release forms for both Wren Arena and the Huachuca Saddle Club – this needs to be done once each year.The event will be held at Fort Huachuca’s Wren Arena. There is plenty of parking under the shady oaks. You must have a picture ID to enter Fort Huachuca.
The annual Ducks Unlimited dinner banquet will be held Saturday,
June 28, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Knights of Co-lumbus banquet hall, 156 NW Kayetan Drive in Sierra Vista. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and the night will feature a family friendly evening of games, raffles and auctions. Tickets start at $55 for a single, $95 for a couple, and Greenwings cost $35. Tickets can be bought online at ducks.org/arizona and clicking the “Local events” link or by calling Tony Padilla at 505-306-4033 or Chris Klasen at (520) 940 - 2789. If there are any questions, or if anyone would like more information, they can call those numbers or visit our Facebook page face-book.com/SVDucks.
Attn. all Fry Chapter 14 members of the Disabled American
Veterans. We will be holding our monthly meeting on June 28 at 1300 hours at the Elks Lodge in Sierra Vista. Plan to attend so you can participate in our meeting and renew old friendships.
All are welcome to attend the June 28 Learning in
the Gardens event, the Sierra Vista Compost Program, sponsored by the Sierra Vista Community Gardens, and presented by Dar-rin Stensby, Refuse Supervisor, city of Sierra Vista. Bring all your questions about the city’s relatively new program, and see first hand what the compost looks like, 300 E. Wilcox, 9 to 10 a.m. The gardens open at 8 a.m., so feel free to come early and check out what’s growing. Bring a hat, water and sunscreen. Any changes to the schedule will be updated on our website Events page; www.svcommunitygar-dens.com. Questions? Call (520) 249-8943.
AZgreyhounds of Sierra Vista will conduct a greyhound adoption day
on Saturday, June 28, for Sierra Vista and the surrounding area. The adop-tion day will be from 10 a.m., until 2 p.m., and will be held at PetSmart, 4267 E. Highway 90,in Sierra Vista. Every year hundreds of young and healthy purebred greyhounds are in need of adop-tion after their time on the track is through. For more information, contact Dave at 378-1763.
The Sierra Vista Historical Society is once again hosting “Summer Saturdays”
 at 10:30 a.m. the Henry F. Hauser Museum on June 28, July 19 and 26. Join us for family activities for both kids and adults. Each Saturday will introduce a hands-on activity for children ages 6-12 years old. Registration is free but required in advance by contacting Nancy.Krieski@SierraVistaAZ.gov or call (520) 439-2306. Parents are en-couraged to attend all sessions.  The museum is located at 2930 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista. All programs are free and open to the public.
Carr House Sunday Pro-grams 1:30 p.m., June 29: A fat
bear is a healthy bear! Judy Phillips, environmental educator.  This hands-on family presenta-tion will familiarize participants with the basic needs of the black bear and its habitat in the Huachuca Mountains. Fun and informative for all ages. Direc-tions to Carr House: From Sierra Vista travel south on Highway 92 to Carr Canyon Road, at the Mesquite Tree restaurant. Turn right (west). Drive about 2.1 miles up Carr Canyon Road. Carr House is on the left after a concrete dip in the road. Visit our website at www.huachucamountains.org.
The annual Stan Greer Memorial Shoot ‘N’ Shindig is set
for June 29 at the Sierra Vista Shooting Range. This family event, hosted by the Huachuca White-Tail Club offer an oppor-tunity for youth to learn about target shooting with a .22-with scope rifle, 3D archery, BB guns. rifles, ammunition, safety glasses, and hearing protection. There will be a pot luck lunch provided, with raffles and prizes. Register by June 21: Chris Sterner, (520) 227-2140, sterner12345@msn.com.
Free Vacation Bible School, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.,
June 30 through July 3 in Naco, Sonora,  Transportation is provided. All kids and adults are invited. Volunteer for activities or just come and enjoy yourself. Sign up now. Enjoy Bible stories, songs, games, arts & crafts, garden fun, new friends and yummy snacks.  The events are sponsored by St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bis-bee, St. Stephen’s in Douglas and Iglesia del Camino in Naco, Sono-ra. For more information call Fr. Richard Aguilar at (305)793-6416 or Tom Carlson at (520)432-6957.
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UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT WARNS HE COULD END CEASEFIRE
 The admonition comes after pro-Russian insurgents in Slovyansk down a military helicopter, killing nine servicemen.Russian President Vladimir Putin, meanwhile, played the peacemaker, urging Ukraine to extend the truce and sit down for talks with the rebels. He also moved to rescind a parliamentary resolution authorizing him to use the Russian military in Ukraine.Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in a statement that the insurgents had fired on Ukrainian positions 35 times since the cease-fire was announced, and he instructed Ukrainian soldiers to fire back “without hesitation” if attacked.
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SUAREZ LEAVING HIS MARK 
 The star Uruguay striker could be in trouble again and facing a long ban after appearing to bite an Italian opponent in a key World Cup game.
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WHOM NTSB IS FAULTING IN SAN FRANCISCO CRASH
Pilot error, including confusion over whether one of the Boeing 777’s key controls was maintaining airspeed, caused Asiana Flight 214 to crash while landing. The National Transportation Safety Board ’s acting chairman, Chris Hart, warned that the accident underscores a problem that has long troubled aviation regulators around the globe — that increasingly complicated automated aircraft controls designed to improve safety are also creating new opportunities for error.
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ALMALIKI’S NEW GAME PLAN FOR IRAQ
 The prime minister is ready to concede the loss of much of the country to Sunni insurgents and is instead deploying the military to defend Baghdad.Shiite militias responding to a call to arms by Iraq’s top cleric are also focused on protecting the capital and Shiite shrines, while Kurdish fighters have grabbed a long-coveted oil-rich city outside their self-ruled territory, ostensibly to defend it from the al-Qaida breakaway group.With Iraq’s bitterly divided sects focused on self-interests, the situation on the ground is increasingly looking like the fractured state the Americans have hoped to avoid.
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WHAT CHURNED TWO CLOSELY WATCHED VOTES
Race factored in the re-election bids of both Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi and Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York.In a last-ditch effort, Cochran had reached out to traditionally Democratic voters — blacks and union members — in what had become an underdog candidacy.Rangel, one of the founders of the Congressional Black Caucus, drew criticism last month when he dismissed challenger Adriano Espaillat as a candidate whose only accomplishment was to be a Dominican in a majority Latino district.
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WHY DEFROCKED PASTOR WAS REINSTATED
A Methodist panel says a church jury erred when it banished the Pennsylvania clergyman for presiding over his gay son’s wedding.“I’ve devoted my life to this church, to serving this church, and to be restored and to be able to call myself a reverend again and to speak with this voice means so much to me,” an exultant Schaefer told The Associated Press, adding he intends to work for gay rights “with an even stronger voice from within the United Methodist Church.”
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KFC SAYS NO PROOF SCARRED CHILD  TREATED RUDELY
 The fried chicken chain says two probes found no evidence that a disfigured 3-year-old girl was asked to leave a Mississippi restaurant.KFC spokesman Rick Maynard said Tuesday the company considered the matter closed after an internal investigation by the franchise restaurant in Jackson and an independent probe. Maynard said the company would honor its commitment to donate $30,000 to help with medical bills for Victoria Wilcher.Jackson attorney Bill Kellum, in a statement Tuesday afternoon on behalf of the child’s family, said Victoria’s grandmother, Kelly Mullins, stands by her claim of what happened at the restaurant.
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‘ROLLING’ IN THE DOUGH
One of the most popular songs of all time, Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone,” sells at auction for more than $2 million — a record for a popular music manuscript. The manuscript is “the only known surviving draft of the final lyrics for this transformative rock anthem,” Sotheby’s said.Dylan was 24 when he recorded the song in 1965 about a debutante who becomes a loner when she’s cast from upper-class social circles.
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EXTREMISTS KIDNAP 91 MORE IN NIGERIA
 The abductions provide fresh evidence of the military’s failure to curb an Islamic uprising and the government’s inability to provide security. The most recent victims included 60 girls and women, some of whom were married, and 31 boys, witnesses said.Vigilante leader Aji Khalil said Tuesday the abductions took place Saturday in an attack that killed four villagers. Khalil lives in Maiduguri but gets reports daily from other vigilante groups that have had some success in repelling Boko Haram with primitive weapons.
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RICH GET RICHER
A study finds that the Great Recession and the slow recovery have sharply widened the gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else. The richest 5 percent had 24 times the wealth of the median household in 2013 — up substantially from 16.5 times as much in 2007, according to a study by University of Michigan researchers.Substantial gains in the stock market have enabled richer Americans to regain much of their wealth. By contrast, middle-class Americans remain further behind because whatever wealth they have is derived mainly from home equity. Home prices have only partially recovered from the housing bust.
 
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 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT
News, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
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 Judge: No-󿬂y list violates constitutional rights
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. gov-ernment offers no adequate method for people to challenge their placement on its no-fly list, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in a case involving 13 Muslims who be-lieve they’re on the list.U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown found people lack a meaningful way to challenge their placement on the list, which bars them from flying to or with-in the United States. She also said the 13 people who sued the government have been unconstitutionally deprived of their right to fly.“This should serve as wakeup call to the government,” said American Civil Liberties Union attorney Hina Shamsi. “This decision also benefits other people wrongly stuck on the no-fly list because it affords them (an opportunity to chal-lenge) a Kafkaesque bureaucracy.”U.S. Justice Department spokeswoman Dena Iverson said government attorneys were reviewing the decision.Thirteen people — including four mili-tary veterans — challenged their place-ment on the list in 2010.Initially, Brown said she couldn’t rule on the case. In 2012, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals disagreed and sent the case back to her. Brown ruled in August that the 13 people challeng-ing their presence on the list had a con-stitutional right to travel and, on Tues-day, found the government violated that right.The judge said placement on the no-fly list turns routine travel into an “odys-sey,” and some of those on the list have been subjected to detention and interro-gation by foreign authorities.IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Re-sponding to a major case of re-search misconduct, federal pros-ecutors have taken the rare step of filing charges against a scientist after he admitted falsifying data that led to millions in grants and hopes of a breakthrough in AIDS vaccine research.Investigators say former Iowa State University laboratory man-ager Dong-Pyou Han has confessed to spiking samples of rabbit blood with human antibodies to make an experimental HIV vaccine appear to have great promise. After years of work and millions in National Institutes of Health grants, anoth-er laboratory uncovered irregu-larities that suggested the results were bogus.Han was indicted last week on four counts of making false state-ments, each of which carries up to five years in prison. He was set to be arraigned Tuesday in Des Moines, but he didn’t show up due to an apparent paperwork mix-up. A prosecutor said Han will be given another chance to appear next week.Han, 57, didn’t return a mes-sage left at his home in Cleveland, where he’s been living since re-signing from the university last fall. A native of South Korea, he surrendered his passport following his arrest and initial court appear-ance in Ohio last week.Experts said the fraud was ex-traordinary and that charges are rarely brought in such cases. The National Institutes of Health said it’s reviewing what impact the case has had on the research it funds.“It’s an important case because it is extremely rare for scientists found to have committed fraud to be held accountable by the actual criminal justice system,” said Ivan Oransky, co-founder of Retrac-tion Watch, which tracks research misconduct.Oransky, a journalist who also has a medical degree, said there have been only a handful of similar prosecutions in the last 30 years.
Eyes on you: Experts reveal police hacking methods
LONDON (AP) — Law enforcement agencies across the globe are taking a page out of the hacker’s handbook, using targets’ own phones and computers to spy on them with methods traditionally as-sociated with cybercriminals, two com-puter security groups said Tuesday.Drawing on a cache of leaked docu-ments and months of forensic work, two reports about the private Italian firm Hacking Team expose a global network of malicious software implants operated by police and spy agencies in dozens of countries.“This in many ways is the police sur-veillance of the now and the future,” said Morgan Marquis-Boire, a security re-searcher with Citizen Lab and a lead au-thor of one of the reports. “What we need to actually decide how we’re comfort-able with it being used and under what circumstances.”Citizen Lab’s work, paired with a report published simultaneously by Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, helps complete the picture of state-sanctioned surveillance sketched by Edward Snowden’s sensation-al revelations about the National Securi-ty Agency and its international allies.While many of Snowden’s revelations dealt with the mass monitoring of com-munication as it flows across the globe, Hacking Team brags about more aggres-sive forms of monitoring that let authori-ties turn people’s phones and laptops into eavesdropping tools.Hacking Team’s chief spokesman, Eric Rabe, dismissed the reports as consisting of a lot of old news. Hacking Team’s abili-ty to break into iPhones and BlackBerrys is “well known in the security industry,” he said in an email.“We believe the software we provide is essential for law enforcement and for the safety of all in an age when terror-ists, drug dealers and sex traffickers and other criminals routinely use the Inter-net and mobile communications to carry out their crimes,” he said.
AP PHOTOS
Members of an Iraqi volunteer force put on their newly issued boots in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, 50 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday.Congressman Charles RangelUnited Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer, right, hugs the Rev. David Wesley Brown after a news confer-ence Tuesday.
Researcher charged in major HIV vaccine fraud case
This 2012 file photo shows Portland Imam Mohamed Sheikh Abdirahman Kariye, one of 15 men who say their rights were violated because they are on the U.S. no-fly lists.
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Malicious software expert Sergey Golovanov, with Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, speaks during a “cyber self-defense course” hosted by his firm in east London on Tuesday.

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