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New Mexican (Newspaper) - April 29, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE Locally owned and independent Setying New Mexico for 156 years FRIDAY APRIL 29 2005 FIFTY CENTS EDUCATION ABSTINENCE RELIGION GENDER RELATIONSHIPS RAPE VIRGINITY MASTURBATION MYTHS PARENTHOOD REGRET SAFE SEX PREGNANCYBIRTH CONTROL Teens talk sex Special report explores perspectives of Santa Fe youth KathyDe La New Mexican Aspiring accountant Maria School feeds her son Alejandro Jose at the Teen Parent Center New Mexico has the thirdhighest teenpregnancy rate inthe statistics show that one in six girls wHI become pregnant before she Is read more topic turn to page 13 of our special section The New Mexican Teenagers are stereotyped as walk ing hormones sexually driven and even obsessed But when the highschool and college students who write for The New Mexicans Generation Next set out to investigate how teens really feel about sex even they were surprised by the results In a survey conducted by Generation Next more than 60 percent of 254 Santa Fe high schoolers reported they were sexually active The 13to 18yearolds talked about virginity oral sex disease pregnancy parenthood and everything in Its is how a 12thgrade girl and a ninthgrade boy described sex I wish I would have said both a 12thgrade boy and a lOthgrade girl Teenage sex definitely hasconse quences and might have rewards Whos having more sex jexually active OUTS 1 tunrtytd Not sexually active surveyed Grad4 during which GUYi loif their virginity TOTAl FOR BOTH Sexually active Not sexually artive Ut IMd tJwhh Grade during which GlRLS lost their virginity jf Two girls explain why they decided to have abortions and how they feel about it now A dating couple tells how they became virgins again The staff reveals how to get smart with birth control and finds out what the state thinks teenag ers need to know about sex Sex Are you ready is about local teenagers their experiences and advice about sex Specialsection pullout inside Bush proposes twotier plan for retirement The Chicago Tribune WASHINGTON Presi dent Bush looked Thursday to jumpstart his moribund effort to overhaul Social Security proposing a two tier system that would let benefits grow faster for poor people than for wealthier Americans I believe a reformed system should protect those who depend on Social Security the Bush said in an primetime news conference from the White House If you work hard and pay into Social Security your entire life you will not retire into Bushs proposal would let benefits grow as already promised for the poorest Americans but cut promised benefits for those making more The proposal marked the first time Bush has offered any specific recommendation to change the retirement system since he proposed allowing younger work ers to divert some of their taxes into private retire ment accounts Bushs first primetime news conference of his second term and fourth of his presidency sug gested an attempt to regain momentum as he faces a daunting array of political problems threatening his agenda His 60day campaign to pump up support for his proposal to partially priva tize Social Security failed to do so Polls show fewer people support his idea than before he started and it is gaining no ground in Congress where virtually all Democrats and some Republicans oppose it In addition polls show Bushs jobapproval rating is at an alltime low lic majorities oppose his handling of Social Security the energy policy Iraq and the economy Skyhigh gas prices are feeding public discon tent and taking a toll on economic growth which registered the weakest performance in two years during the first three Please see BUSH Page A10 Body identified as El Guache woman By JASON AUSLANDER The New Mexican A body found west of Espanola this was identified Thursday as that of 80yearold Helen Valdez of El Guache who had been missing since December police said In addition New Mexico State Police classified the death as a homicide because of suspicious circumstances surround ing the case and because Valdezs body was found Wednesday a long dis tance from her house said Lt Jimmy Glascock state police spokesman Until evidence proves otherwise were investi gating it as a he said The Office of the Medical Investigator identified the body Thursday but did not release a cause or manner Helen Valdez Senior Olympics athlete disap peared Dec 14 of death Glascock said Valdez who family members said was physi cally and mentally sharp dis appeared Dec 14 Police found her purse and keys on a kitchen table her car in the drive way and a few drops of blood on her kitchen floor Her body was found along Forest Road 144 about 10 miles west of Espanola and 15 miles from her home by an unidenti fied person who notified the Rio County Sheriffs Department Her remains were found down Please see BODY Page A12 INSIDE TODAY Annies Mailbox B6 Local news Bl Business C8 Lotteries B2 Classifieds Cl Opinion Comics All Cll Scoreboard D2 Crossword B6 Sports Horoscope B6 Stocks C9 Todays obituaries Helen V Martinez 80 Santa Fe April 25 Jose Gonzales Pecos April 25 Michael E Tobin Tesuque April 21 PetfKa Vigil 76 Santa Fe April 28 Page B2 Todays forecast Cloudy breezy and chance of showers High 57 low 29 Page B2 Two women dancing Birds are living metaphors for dreams in Avian Two one of six works that make up Two Women Dancing The show choreographed and performed by Julie Brette Adams and Kate Eberle opens today at Santa Fe Playhouse In Pasatiempo Four sections 40 pages Pasatiempo 88 pages Generation Next 20 pages 156th year Issue No 119 Publication No 596440 Late Classified ads 9840363 9863000 Parking flap freezes project at La Posada By TOM SHARPE The New Mexican Councilor Matthew Ortiz says when to deliver desserts to a party his daughter was attending at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort Spa last fall the valet parking attendants wouldnt let him park there The incident came up Wednesday as the City Council considered whether the hotel on East Palace Avenue should be allowed to install a walkin freezer outside its restaurant kitchen a dis cussion that quickly turned into a debate over parking By the time the hearing was over the council had ordered an investigation into whether the campuslike 157room inn located in a semiresidential area on the edge of Santa Fes downtown complies with offstreet parking requirements Morrow an architect with an office and home across the street from La Posada raised the issue while appeal ing the city Historic Design Review Boards decision to permit the new freezer Please see POSADA Page A12 Tina New Mexican Kenneth Humes general manager of La Posada de Santa Fe Resort Spa points to the nearby home and office of architect Morrow who Humes says Is being unreasonable In making demands on the hotel The City Council on Wednesday stalled La Posadas request to install a new freezer until the hotel proves It has enough parking spaces
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