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   New Mexican (Newspaper) - March 27, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico                                THE SANTA FE rowned ependenj Saving New Mexico for 156years SUNDAY MARCH 27 2005 ONE DOLLAR Pain of the Schiavo case hits close to home Endoflife questions The importance of living wills advance directives Page A8 Events in the final days of dehydration Page A8 World is divided on ethicsof euthanasia PageA9 By ANNE CONSTABLE The New Mexican In the two weeks before she died of cancer that had spread throughout her body Jim Breth ours mother couldnt get out of bed speak eat or finally even drink Brethour and Mis father decided against using extraordinary mea sures that might have kept her alive a little longer although she had never signed a living will Ypuhave this feeling that youre killing her But you know in your head and your heart that you cant make her better and keeping her alive is he said The pain of his mothers death in February was still fresh in Brethours mind when Michael Schiavo won permission to remove the feeding tube that has kept his wife Terri alive for more than 15 years When some readers attacked the Florida man on The New Mexicans Web site words struck a nerve with Brethour Not providing further medical intervention is NOT sui cide or murder Providing those services amounts to nothing less than he wrote Brethour said he found Michael Schiavos desires to be Please see PAIN Page A8 Jim Brethour of Santa Fe lost his mother to cancer last month after deciding against using extraordinary measures to keep her alive Tina Larkin The Nevr Mexican INSIDE TODAY Head east for deals in Europe Theres a smart way for travelers in Europe to cope with the pinch on the pocketbook caused by the strong euro Dont use it Instead pay hi Polish zlotys Hungarian forints or Bulgarian levs Travel Gl Final Four finally Louisville fought back from a 20point firsthalf deficit to force overtime and eventually beat West Virginia 9385 to advance to its first Final Four since 1986 Sports Cl Todays obituaries Manuel Anaya 91 March 24 Santa Fe Ignacio Moya 86 March 10 Francis Vilmain 81 March 24 Santa Fe Elizabeth Purtymun 84 March 24 Santa Fe Manuelrta Garcia 74 March 23 Santa Fe Mary Armijo 87 March 24 Please see Page B2 Todays forecast Partly cloudy patchy fog High 51 low 25 Page B2 INDEX Annies C10 Movies G5 Business Dl Mutuajs D2 Classifieds Hl Opinion f1 Crossword C10 Policy notesB2 Focus El iQue Pasa J22 Horoscope C10 Scoreboard C2 Local news Bl Sports Cl Lotteries Travel 61 The Wests Oldest Newspaper 11 sections 112 pages 156th year Issue No 86 Publication No 596440 Late paper Classified ads News tips Main office 9840363 9863000 9863030 9833303 Honoring Our Lady Statue of the Virgin Mary gets a new outfit for Easter Jason New Mexican Pat Garcia gets ready to put La Peregrina back in her proper place after members of La Sociedad Folklorica finished a new outfit for her In time for Easter The Marian statue travels to churches and villages so La Conquistadora Our Lady of Peace can stay safe In St Francis Cathedral By INEZ RUSSELL For The New Mexican La Peregrina is clad in her Eas ter finest today She is swathed in goldand white brocade a lace mantilla threaded with gold cascading down her back a gold crown atop her head rosary and scapular in her hands as is fitting for the Virgin Mary From her golden perch in Rosario Chapel she waits In the summer this Virgin Mary gets busy When a church or village asks for the presence of La Pereg rinas older betterknown sister La Conquistadora Our Lady of Peace it is La Peregrina or the pilgrim who is taken out among the faithful We call her the said Emelda Martinez the sacristana who cares for both statues As sac ristana Martinez is responsible for dressing the two Marys caring for their wardrobes and accompanying them when they travel Its a she said Its an Our Lady of Peace is a homebody only leaving her chapel at St Fran cis Cathedral for the nine Masses said each summer in thanksgiving for the Spanish return to New Mex ico after the Pueblo Revolt La Peregrina however keeps busy traveling all summer long Most people dont realize theres a Martinez said Please see HONOR Page A6 Shooting shines critical light on reservation life Statistics paint a picture of young Indians bleak lives suicide depression poverty pregnancy By DEBORAH HASTINGS The Associated Press RED LAKE Minn The obituary in the smalltown paper was heartbreaking Chase Albert Beka Lus sier born Dec 23 1989 died March 21 at Red Lake High School A freshman who played basketball and loved computer games Six paragraphs down beside the photograph of a chubbycheeked smiling boy came this sentence He spent his time juggling life between his family and his A father at 15 Dead three months later Shot with eight others by an alienated despondent upperclassman who at the end of his 10min ute walk through Red Lake High School turned one of his guns on himself The deaths conspicuous in their senselessness high light the problems American Indian teenagers have been quietly suffering in greater numbers than most ado lescents suicide violence depression and pregnancy By themselves the num bers for the Red Lake Indian Reservation are staggering A state survey conducted last year of 56 ninthgraders showed that 81 percent of the girls and percent of the boys had considered suicide Nearly half the girls said theyd actually tried to kill themselves Twenty per cent of boys said the same numbers about triple the rate statewide I dont have an explana tion for said Brenda Child who teaches Ameri can Indian history at the University of Minnesota and grew up on the reservation Please see SHOOTING Page A5 Pope rests to prepare for Easter blessing Poor health has reduced schedule for Holy Week By NICOLE WINFIELD The Associated Press VATICAN CITY Ail ing Pope John Paul II had a day of rest before Easter when he is expected to bless crowds in St Peters Square the only public commit ment on the pontiffs Holy Week schedule drastically reduced by poor health This is the first time in John Pauls 26year pontificate that the pontiff weakened by Par kinsons disease and a Feb 24 surgery to insert a breathing tube in his throat has been physically absent from Holy Week events It pains him to be on the the Vatican news paper LOsservatore Romano said But for the first time since he left the hospital two weeks ago the faithful will be anxiously awaiting the sound of the popes voice on Easter in his blessing of the crowds On Saturday however Vatican cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was standing in for John Paul during the Easter Vigil Mass inside St Peters Basilica sparing the 84year old pope from the rigors of an hoursiong meditation lasting well into the night By Saturday evening a long line of the faithful had gathered outside for the vigil Mass Alejandro Alvarez a 30yearold seminarian from Please see POPE Page A7 Courtesy illustration Oklahoma tribe is fighting Jemez Pueblos plans to build this casino in Southern New Mexico Opposition to Pueblo of Jemez casino plans comes from an unlikely source By SHANNON SHAW The New Mexican It is not inconceivable that when there is talk of a new tribal casino it will face opposition But this time the opposition is com ing from other Indians The Fort Sill Apache tribe of Oklahoma says Jemez Pueblos proposal to build an offreservation casino in Anthony encroaches on its tribal homelands Before the tribe was forced to move to Florida in 1866 and then Alabama its members lived in South ern New Mexico said tribal Chairman Jeff Houser The assumption of peo ple that support the casino for Jemez is that the area of land near Anthony is not Indian said Houser Thats a mistaken assump tion because it was Chir icahua Apache land and were descendants of those Houser said it has been a longtime goal of the tribes elders to return It hurts to see potential of another development of a tribe with out any ties to the he said and they are inching into our aboriginal terri Jemez Pueblo however believes it has the law on its side The Oklahoma tribe has no legal claim to the land and Department of the Interior policy pro hibits tribes from building casinos outside their own states it says At least two federal stat utes including a 1946 law Please see CASINO Page A5   

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