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   New Mexican (Newspaper) - March 20, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico                                THE SANTA FE rowned ependeni Serving New Mexico far 156 years SUNDAY MARCH 20 2005 ONE DOLLAR Report suggests abstinent teens indulging in risky sex ByMATTAPUZZO The Associated Press NEW HAVEN Conn Teens who pledge to remain virgins until marriage are more likely to take chances with other kinds of sex that increase the risk of sexually trans mitted diseases a study of adolescents suggests The report by Yale and Columbia University researchers could help explain their earlier findings that teens who pledged abstinence are just as likely to have STDs as their peers The latest study published in the April issue of the Journal of Adoles cent Health found that teens pledg ing virginity until marriage are more likely to have oral and anal sex than other teens who have not had intercourse That behavior how ever puts you at said Han nah Brueckner assistant professor of sociology at Yale and one of the studys authors Among virgins boys who have pledged abstinence were four times more likely to have had anal sex according to the study Overall pledgers were six times more likely to have oral sex than teens who have remained abstinent but not as part of a pledge The pledging group was also less likely to use condoms during their first sexual experience or get tested for STDs the researchers found Data for the study was taken from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health An inschool Please see SEX Page A3 INSIDE TODAY Whale of a time Three lagoons in Baja are the only places on Earth where gray whales allow people to touch them In the places where whalers once hunted them to the edge of extinction grays are forging bonds with former foes Travel 61 Less taxing Volunteers at Santa Fe Community College are providing free tax help to people earning less than per year Santa Fe El Norte Bl Ironjawed angel For Monica Lovato boxing studying and working hard are part of a plan to set herself up as a role model for kids especially those in her hometown of Espanola Focus El Todays obituaries Catherine Rehorn 94 Santa Fe March 15 James E Hickey March 18 Juan Roybal March 18 Mary B Gillespte 85 Feb 25 Rudy Lucero 71 Santa Fe March 16 Toni Urioste San Diego March 15 Willie Apodaca 85 Santa Fe March 18 Please see Page B2 Todays forecast Cloudy breezy showers High 50 low 28 Page B2 INDEX Annies Mailbox Business Classifieds Crossword Focus Horoscope Local news Dl HI D6 El D6 Bl Mutuals Opinion Police notes iQue Pasa Scoreboard Sports D2 Fl B2 121 C2 Cl Gl TheWcsft Oldest Newspaper 11 sections 112 pages 156th year Issue No 79 Publication No 596440 Late paper Classified arts News tips Main office M44363 M63000 9863030 9833303 8W16646NQ010Q Pork projects State legislators are bringing home plenty of bacon for their constituents Page A3 Marijuana A lastminute attempt couldnt save bills to allow medical marijuana Page A4 Game and fish Fee increase for hunting and fish ing licenses awaits governors signa ture Page A5 Water Legislation to curtail domestic well permits again dies in committee Page AG Crime Mixed response to governors ambi tious package of crime legislation Page A9 Environment State environ ment department turf during combative session Page A10 Lastminute success Governor happy after lawmakers approve tax cut preK program Raul The NewMexican Members of the state House of Representatives watch lastminute voting on pending bills Saturday before the close of the 47th New Mexico State Legislature at the Capitol After a long fight public education has OK session By ANNE CONSTABLE The New Mexican Although the Legislature approved a scaledback version of prekindergarten education the governor wanted 2005 was not a banner year for public education in the New Mexico according to union officials Considering education was the No 1 priority going into the session we havent faired as well as we should said Eduardo Holguin National Education AssociationNew Mexico president For the majority of the ses sion we were fighting to get back to the status Hol guin said He was referring to efforts by Gov Bill Richardson to cut funding for insurance See EDUCATION Page A8 Jane New Mexican A Capitol staffer clocks out after the 2005 Legislative session ended at noon Saturday By STEVE TERRELL The New Mexican Three words uttered by Gov Bill Richardson on Saturday brought relief to virtually everyone in the Roundhouse No special In a flurry of activity in the last hours of the 60day 2005 session New Mexico lawmakers gave Richardson the priority legislation hed demanded a tax cut for lowand middleincome New Mexicans and a bill to estab lish a pilot prekindergarten program The fate of the taxcut bill House Bill 410 wasnt cer tain until the last halfhour of the session The House had been embroiled in a two hour debate over another bill which at times seemed as if it might last until the noon deadline But when that finished House members quickly voted to go along with amendments to the tax bill which had just passed the Senate a few hours earlier Late Friday following a debate that lasted well over three hours the Senate passed the prekindergarten bill HB which will cre ate a million voluntary pilot project for 4yearolds who will attend public or pri vate schools 2l4 hours a day Im a very happy Richardson said as he started his postsession news conference After listing some of the legislation he likes and praising the Leg islature the governor said And the best news There will be no special He praised lawmakers for passing bills requiring all convicted drunken drivers to use ignitioninterlock devices in their vehicles for a series of bills making it easier for Please see SESSION Page A8 Congress steps in as mother pleads for Terri Schiavos life By MITCH STACY The Associated Press PINELLAS PARK Fla As a deal in Congress was worked out to have federal courts decide Terri Schiavos fate emotions swelled outside the braindam aged womans hospice room Satur day with protesters arrested after they symbolically tried to smuggle in bread and water on her second day without a feeding tube As supporters maintained a vigil outside the hospice Schia vos mother pleaded for the 41 yearold womans life We laugh together we cry together we smile together we talk Mary Schindler told reporters Please please please save my little Congressional leaders announced a compromise that would allow the braindamaged womans case to be reviewed by federal courts that could restore heir feeding tube Schiavo could linger for one or two vveeks if the tube is not reinserted as has happened twice before The attempted compromise would mark the latest wrinkle in the longrunning legal battle over the fate of Schiavo who doctors say is in a persistent vegetative state with no hope of recovery Her husband has insisted she never wanted to live in such a condition I am 100 percent Michael Schiavo said Saturday on NBCs Today He did not respond to requests for an interview from The Associated Press Speaking on CNNs Larry King Live on Friday he said It is uncomprehensible that a govern ment can walk all over somebodys private judicial matter because of their own personal The Senate convened briefly Saturday evening to give formal permission for the House to meet today when it otherwise would be adjourned for the Easter recess The plan is for the House to act on the twopage bill today or just after midnight Monday morning Please see LIFE Page A3 Mary Scnindwr Mother asks lawmakers to please save my little   

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