Jan 24 - 30, 2008 

GI Rights Hotline coordinator Maria Santelli stands with "Mitzi" Kraf (right), a member of Military Families Speak Out. The hotline was created to assist vets and soldiers returning home from overseas.
Tina Larkin

Newscity

GI Rights

New Mexico hotline aims to aid and inform soldiers

By Marisa Demarco

Jorge Arroyo served in the United States military for eight years. The Puerto Rican-born serviceman was on active duty in the Army until 2004, then joined the Air National Guard. He's been stationed in Kentucky, Germany, Kuwait and Baghdad.

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Answer Me This

By Marisa Demarco

UNM's hype man pockets how much? A stem-cell measure in the Legislature allows researchers to do what? What ABC reality show is zooming in on Albuquerque? Why is the Frontier taking our 3 a.m. cinnamon roll away from us?

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News Profile

Elvis Teaches English

English as a Second Language classes help immigrants adjust to living in the United States

By Kyra Gurney

Six students sit around a low table, discussing Elvis Presley in halting English. It's Tuesday evening, and most have come to class after a long day of work. Jose Hernandez is still wearing paint-splattered pants from his construction job. The students lean forward as their instructor, Mark Ortega, holds up a picture of The King and asks slowly, "Who has ever heard his music?"

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Thin Line

By Simon McCormack

What are You Looking at?

The New Mexico Environment Department may soon learn that honesty is the best policy.

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Eric J. Garcia

The Radford Files

“Haunt” Your House

... and get rich and famous

By Benjamin Radford

A new year, another opportunity to make new resolutions. Most people do the usual, boring ones, like losing weight, quitting smoking or cutting down on Internet porn.

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Ortiz y Pino

Get Smarter

How not to be duped into phony health care reform

By Jerry Ortiz y Pino

Driving through downtown Albuquerque last weekend, many of us were startled to see scenes of near-total devastation. Entire blocks of our city streets had apparently suffered a catastrophe of immense proportions. Dozens of burned-out cars, trucks and city buses were strewn around like toys in a sandbox amid overturned chunks of concrete pavement blown apart by some great force.

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Eric J. Garcia

Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary

Dateline Bulgaria--Two brothers have divided their family home with barbed wire after suing each other more than 200 times. Taso Hadjiev, 74, and his brother Asen, 75, from the town of Malka Arda first sued each other in 1968 in a dispute over land left to them by their dead parents. Since then, the brothers have had regular fall outs ending in litigation. Neither has been able to move out of the home as all their income has gone toward paying lawyers. Neighbor Sabka Shehova said, “They’ve been at it for years. They go to court for any old reason they can dream up--and none of it is ever true. They just want to sue each other. They’ve been at it so long, they can barely remember what they first went to court over.”

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