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New Mexican (Newspaper) - April 10, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE Locally owned and independent Serving New Mexico for 156 years SUNDAY APRIL 10 2005 ONE DOLLAR HARDER COSTLIER LONGER The new SAT As if high school and teenage life werent already difficult collegebound students will encounter another test of patience By YASMIN KHAN The New Mexican High school is stressful Oh sure most people fondly remember their first loves inspiring teachers or best friends But stresses of deal ing with snotty cliques final exams and getting into the right college are a reality for many high school teens And the stress level for collegebound high school juniors has risen since the March 12 unveiling of a new longer and tougher Scholastic Aptitude Test or SAT The first set of kids are walking out of the test semi shellshocked Word is getting around that it is a monster of a said Alan Posich founder of Educational Consulting and Tutoring Ser vices Nationwide stu dents took the revamped the test in March and million will take it this year The next opportunity to take the test is May 7 The monster test which colleges have used for decades as a way to compare prospective students is now about 45 minutes longer at 3 hours 45 has tougher math and has a new 25minute essay section The price of the test has also grown from about to and a perfect score on the test is now compared to The test is required by many colleges on the West and East Coasts local stu dents take it because they are planning to apply to uppertier schools But many prefer to concentrate on the rival ACT which is widely accepted across the country and in New Mexico My brain was melting According to several local students the essay section and the length of the 10part SAT exam is causing the most anxiety among test takers I was most nervous about the essay I was worried about getting my thoughts together Please see SAT Page A7 Jason New Mexican Tutor Alan Posich gives Santa Fe High School junior Rebecca Moss a private lesson Friday at Java Joes Like many collegebound students across the country Rebecca is preparing to take both the ACT and the new SAT SUBJECTIVE SCORE INSTRUCTOR USE ONLY 70 I 2 3 4 5 rA 6 A 7 A 8 9 A 10 A C C c c c c c c c o E D C 21 22 23 24 25 26 Sample questions 1 The city library donated some childrens books to Mr Clarks firstgrade class If each student takes 4 books there will be 20 books left If 3 students do not take a book and the rest of the students take 5 books each there will be no books left How many books were donated to the class A 120 B 140 C 160 D 175 E 185 2 The entrepreneur had a welldeserved reputation for having accurately anticipated many changes unforeseen by established business leaders A prescience B sincerity C avarice D complicity E mendacity 3 Benin was the first subSaharan African country to experience a civilian they were a regime that was dominated by the armed forces and obliged by citi zens to implement democratic reforms A they were a regime that was dominated by the armed forces and obliged by B they had been a regime that was dominated by the armed forces when they were obliged to C it had a regime armed forces dominating but then were obliged to D armed forces dominated them until this regime were obliged by E a regime dominated by the armed forces was obliged by Secretive ritual prompts uproar By DOUG STRUCK The Washington Post Simon Charlie 85yearold woodcarver recalls the Spirit Dance fondly from his early days but said he worries his tribesmen living on reserves where they are disproportionately poor and unemployed are too unhealthy to withstand it BRENTWOOD BAY British Columbia Marianne Edwards had received her song from the other world and now up on Mount Newton she stripped and backed into the black frigid pond to purify her body and cleanse the human odors that would offend the spirits If the spirits were pleased they would accept her as a Spirit Dancer which Edwards believed could ease her torment from arthritis and kidney and liver problems according to her fam ily She had heard the stories of miraculous cures brought about by the ancient native ritual and begged to become a dancer Once twice three times she immersed herself witnesses recounted The razor chill of the February air cut at her skin Fir trees soared above her She stepped heavily from the water onto a carpet of spongy green moss It muffled the sounds of the forest and cushioned her fall as she collapsed to the ground Edwards 36 was not the first to die during initiation into the Indian Spirit Dance on Vancouver Island off Canadas west coast Nor was she the last Her death in Febru ary 2004 was followed by that of Clifford Sam 18 who died in a ceremonial longhouse just after Christmas while fasting during the oncebanned Spirit Dance rites The uproar over their deaths has worried some native elders In the public outcry from beyond their reservations they hear an echo of the past when the secre tive Spirit Dance was outlawed in a prolonged wave of antiIndian Please see RITUAL Page A7 i NSIDE TODAY Todays o Annies Mailbox D6 Business Dl Classifieds Crossword Focus Horoscope Local news Hl D6 El Bl Lotteries B2 Mutuals D2 Opinion F7 Police notes B2 Scoreboard C2 Sports Cl Travel Gl Todays forecast Cloudy chance of showers High 45 low 25 Page B2 Spiff us up Part II This week a consultant determines our parti cipants seasons and Holiday Salon goes at them with scissors hair dye and makeup brushes Focus El A Norman Harp 81 Tesuque March 29 Carroll W Williams 73 March 29 Gloria Fiske April 3 Janice Rogers March 24 Jean Seehaver 90 Santa Fe April 7 Matias E Armijo 69 Santa Fe April 7 Ouida B Reiland 89 Santa Fe April 5 Tammy Archuleta 38 Santa Fe April 8 William Dwire 76 Santa Fe April 7 Page B2 The Wests Oldest Newspaper 11 sections 112 pages 156th year Issue No 100 Publication No 596440 Late paper Classified ads Main office 9840363 9863000 9833303 Man killed during brawl Victim identified as 21yearold Jesse Felix authorities believe six people were involved By ANNE CONSTABLE The New Mexican A night of partying ended early Saturday morning in the bloody death of a 21yearold Santa Fe man at an apartment complex on Camino de Jacobo Jesse Felix died at approximately in a fight involving at least six other people officials said He suffered both blunt trauma and stab wounds but the cause of death has not yet been determined Two brothers Jose Gutierrez 24 and Armando Gutierrez 19 have been charged in connection with his death A third man Joseph I Martinez 22 is being held for questioning Two other participants in the fight were taken to St Vincent Hospital where they underwent surgery Saturday afternoon Ale jandro Alex Londeros Ramirez 28 and Mike Martinez 27 who had multiple stab wounds as well were listed in critical condition According to Sheriff Greg L Solano Barbara Olivas 23 and some friends returned to her home on Camino de Jacobo at about where she was confronted by Jose Gutierrez an exboyfriend Olivas has a domesticviolence restraining order against him Please see KILLED Page A8 Advice for Santa Feans Ignore hate groups talk A Colorado community turned the other cheek at demonstrators who plan to visit the City Different By ANNE CONSTABLE The New Mexican While Christians celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ in Arvada last month pickets from the Westboro Baptist Church paraded outside their churches carrying signs saying Your Pas tor is a God hates America and even more vulgar messages But no one was arrested there was no violence and the two dozen members of the Topeka hate group religiously adhered to the terms of their publicdemonstra tion permits Arvada a Denver suburb of near the International Airport did its best to ignore the outsiders As a result said Debbie Ellerman director of the Arvada Center for the Arts Humanities It was a I will say as a police officer and a citizen I found what they were doing very distasteful Their mes sage was hot welcome But there were no major con firmed Duane Eaton an investiga tor with Arvadas special investiga tions unit Members of the Santa Fe faith Please see HATE Page A8