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New Mexican (Newspaper) - February 26, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE r owned ServingNew Mexico for 156 years SATURDAY FEBRUARY 26 2005 F I F T Y CENTS Social experts explore what drives people to altruism By DIANA HEIL The New Mexican In a world where street children beg for food why do some people help but others dont Why are people more will ing to give after disastrous events like the Asian tsunami than in their own towns when they meet a homeless person on the street v To explore how scientific studies can help understand and perhaps increase acts of altruism 20 social scientists from major univer sities met this week in Santa Fe at a Society for Crosscul tural Research conference At the moment social scientists have a woefully limited comprehension of how unself ish love is practiced across cultures We do not yet have any thing like an adequate cross cultural inventory of where how and why charitable altruistic love emerges in the said Stephen Post professor of biomedical eth ics at Case Western Reserve University This conference is therefore a real benchmark in the scientific development of thefield of love The timing seems right Gigantic waves hit south Asia in Dec 26 leaving close to a quarter of a million people dead and missing from 11 nations Given the outpouring of compassion from around the world social scientists see an opportunity to start a systematic study of unselfish love across cultures Altru ism appears to be part of a basic human poten tial perhaps even as strong as the much more readily acknowledged and observable human penchant for destruc Juris Draguns pro fessor emeritus of psychol ogy at the Pennsylvania State University said Historically clinical psy chology has been absorbed with human defects But in the last decade or so the posi tive aspects of human behav ior have drawn researchers Charles Darwin and Sig mund Freud wrote of a dark competitive human nature thats out to get people But Lynn OConnor a psychology professor at the Please see DRIVES Page A6 INSIDE TODAY Todays obituaries Helen Wilson Feb 23 Robert Maes 54 Santa Fe Feb 23 James Jenkins Feb 22 Glen Decker 49 Feb 21 Isidor Velarde Feb 23 Page B2 Todays forecast Cloudy chance of rain High 45 low 21 Page B2 INDEX Business C6 Opinion A7 Cars A Trucks El Police notes B5 Classifieds E2 Religion D4 Comics IW5 Scoreboard C2 Lotteries B2 Sports Cl Movies B3 Stocks C7 Nation World Ol Time Out C3 Five sections 42 pages TV Book 56 pages 156th year Issue No 57 Publication No 596440 Late papef Classified ads News tips Main officer 9863OOO 9863030 9833303 Buffalo will roam in nickel exchange The new buffalo nickel debuts Monday By MARTIN CRUTSINGER The Associated Press WASHINGTON Millions of American buffalo are headed to cash registers near you Sixtyseven years after the gov ernment minted its last buffalo nickel the symbol of the American West is returning to the 5cent piece The Mint has shipped 97 mil lion of the new coins to the Federal Reserves 12 regional banks and they will start distributing the coins to local banks Monday The nickels should start showing up in stores change drawers within a couple of weeks For those who cant wait that long the Mint has planned an elaborate launch ceremony in Washington on Tuesday complete with a live bison tribal dances and American Indian speakers People will be able to show up at Union Station and buy rolls of the shiny new 5cent pieces The coins will also be on sale at the Mints Web site starting Monday Riding an unprecedented wave of popularity in coin collecting the Mint is hoping its series of new nick els will rival the 50state quarter series that it launched in 1999 Five new quarters are minted each year to honor the states in the order they were admitted to the union The quarters which many people are collecting in map books have spurred an estimated 140 million Americans to collect coins equal to one person in every household The 50 state quarters are the most popular program in American history for coin collectors and the nickels will probably be our second Please see NICKEL Page A6 CULTURE CLUB Edible Art Tour pours food art into fun evening Photos by Tina New Mexican Santa Fe High School student Jena Braziel 14 carries a tray of appetizers prepared by St Francis Hotel on Friday at Klaudia Marr Gallery during the Edible Art Tour The Klaudta Marr Gallery featured art by highschool students By HENRY M LOPEZ The New Mexican Food and Art lovers turned out toraise money for school arts pro grams and satisfy their hunger dur ing Fridays Edible Art Tour The tour is in its seventh year and pairs art galleries with restaurants People buying wristbands treated themselves to gourmet snacks and entrees served at 33 downtown and Canyon Road galleries Jacque Moise of Placitas and friend Nancy Eigenfeld Helman of Santa Fe who have been attending the feast for years stopped in more than 10 galleries and have the event down to a science The first timers go right for the Moise said And then after youve done this for four five or six years I think a lot of people start to look at the Among the duos favorite gallery stops were Photogenesis catered by La Plazuela at La Fonda and Joyce Robbins Gallery catered by Anasazi restaurant Downtown streets resembled Hal loween as scores of people ambled about seeking goodies But instead of plastic bags and pillow cases Local artist Tony DAgostino takes a closer look at a piece of art at NUART Gallery during the art and food event Fridays merry wanderers were rec ognizable by the folded street maps they carried Also the delights for the taster were more sophisticated than chocolate bars and gumdrops Lobster and shrimp ravioli Peking duck and Caesar salad from Guadalupe Street restaurant Din ner for Two were on the minds and taste bud of Galerie Zuger visitors At Kiva Fine Art on Water Street buffalo adorned both walls and plates The Pantry restaurant served buffalo meatloaf with green or red chile sauce and threesister squash in the same room where buf falo paintings hung on gallery walls I think its wonderful they do said Bessie Harris who vis ited more than a half dozen galleries with two companions Its really special to have this money for art in the schools Especially in this com munity Its Tracy Kope Tipsy tiff in court leads to womans arrest By JASON AUSLANDER The New Mexican A 40yearold Santa Fe woman who made headlines a month ago after provoking a threehour police standoff showed up to court Friday morning loaded with drunken invective and was carted back to jail She was screaming crazy non said Tom Clark an attorney who was in the crowded courtroom at the time Tracy Kope whose breatheIcohol content Friday was nearly four times the legal limit for driving was scheduled to be arraigned on charges of aggravated assault and tampering with evidence stemming from a Jan 20 standoff with police on Santa Fes southwest side However her case never quite made it that far Kope arrived at the Judge Steve Herrera Judicial Com plex 100 Catron about 8 30 and when she Walked through the front door Santa Fe County sheriffs deputies could smell alcohol on her immediately said Sgt Jeremy Garcia Kope sat down in District Judge Stephen Pfeffers court room and almost immediately began speaking loudly and with a slurred tongue said Deputy Andrew J Quintana She said I have to see the Quintana said And 1 have She started going off on the judge about why she had to be said Deputy District Attorney Barbara Romo Said Pfeffer She was abso lutely out of control and it looked to me at that time that shed come to court under the She came in and was loud and abusive and did not Please see TIFF Page A5 Texas archbishop is the nations leading Hispanic cleric By BOBBY ROSS JR The Associated Press SAN ANTONIO Texas After driving for two days Arch bishop Jose H Gomez arrived earlier this month at his new home secondfloor apartment at Assumption Seminary where retiring Archbishop Patrick Flores lived during more than 25 years as spiritual leader of San Antonios Roman Catholics But if the journey was arduous it was nothing com pared to replacing the first Mexi canAmerican bishop Flores is a legend Theres no question about said the Rev David Garcia rector of San Fer nando Cathedral a church that dates to the 1730s When the his tory is written about the Hispan ics and Catholics in this country Flores name will be at the very top But that does not mean its an impossible role to fill for With his formal installation earlier this month the 53yearold Gomez became the nations first Hispanic archbishop since Flores appointment in 1979 Flores reached the standard retirement age for bishops of 75 last summer and asked to step aside because of health problems It took the Vatican several months to name his successor Robert Sanchez became the nations first Hispanic archbishop in 1974 when he was named the head of the archdiocese in Santa Fe He resigned in 1993 after three women accused him of sex ual involvement with them in the 1970s and early 1980s while they were teenagers Besides Gomez the nation has about 25 Hispanic bishops but only nine head dioceses The rest serve as auxiliary bishops Gomez was auxiliary bishop of Denver And before Flores was named a San Antonio auxiliary bishop in Please see TEXAS Page A8 The Associated Press Archbishopelect Jose H Gomez greets parishioners following an Ash Wednesday service In San Antonio Texas on Feb 9
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