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New Mexican (Newspaper) - May 1, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico INSIDE TODAY I SantaFe Real Estate Guide Find timely gardening tips the latest news on residential developments and more THE SANTA FE Locally owned and independent Serving New Mexico SUNDAY MAY 1 2005 ONE DOLLAR Missing bride turns up in Albuquerque Familys atigwish ends as Georgia woman says she fled prewedding jitters was not kidnapped The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE Itwas supposed to be Jennifer Wil banks wedding day an elabo rate affair in suburban Georgia with 600 invited guests and 14 bridesmaids and 14 groomsmen Instead the bridetobe was sobbing into a pay phone outside an Albuquerque 7Eleven alone and broke as she concocted a story about kidnappers and a blue van She later admitted that pre wedding jitters led her to leave home without her keys and wal let creating a mystery that left her family in anguish for days Wilbanks 32 was picked up by police after a crosscountry bus trip that took her through Las Vegas to Albuquerque where she eventually admitted her voluntary She was scared and con cerned about her impending marriage and decided she needed some time Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz said Saturday Police said there would be no criminal charges although more than 100 officers led a search that involved several hundred volunteers including many wed ding guests and members of the bridal party Shes obviously very con cerned about the stress that shes been through the stress thats been placed on her Schultz said She iSvery Wilbanks wearing a blue blazer and a pink striped blan ket that completely covered her head arrived at Albuquerques main airport Saturday afternoon Please see BRIDE Page A8 Jennifer Wilbanks Life with lupus Girl embraces outreach while danger stares her in the face Tina New Mexican Jaclyn Gallegos 11 of Albuquerque suffers from lupus Seizures caused by the autoimmune disease sent her to the hospital for 10 days last month By DIANA HEIL The New Mexican She remembers when she won wrestling matches cheered at basketball games and played clarinet without getting winded When she sat in class without a thought about germs When each day didnt start and end with five pills and a blood pressure reading When clumps of hair didnt fall out when she brushed it When she could eat fistfuls of salty chips without being scolded by her doctor Jaclyn Gallegos wont ever for get Nor will her parents Michael and Connie Gallegos Just three months ago Jaclyn a feisty fifthgrade student at Gonzales Elementary School was diagnosed with chronic autoimmune disease that can cause kidney damage arthritis heart problems and other ill nesses Jason New Mexican Determined not to let lupus get her down Jaclyn Is spreading the word about the disease Armed with a sign she advocated at the Roundhouse in March Now she said I dont run asfast I dont have that much energy I cant eat some of my foods fish sticks chicken nug gets potato chips Tater Tots macaroni and Jaclyn anticipates the day when goes into remission andshe can reclaim her past But lupus the Latin word for Please see LUPUS Page A10 Inside UNM study breaks down lupus cases in the state Page All Carlsbad woman has lived with lupus for years Page All About lupus Individuals with lupus produce anti bodies to their own body tissues Its an autoimmune disease a kind of selfallergy Disease is more commonin women than men in adults than children in Asians blacks His panics than Anglos Some families are predisposed but the disease wont mani fest unless triggered by an infection or something else Raul New Mexican Some deride contest dancing as too commercial but Toni Tsatoke of Oklahoma says dancers can participate and keep their cultural identity Debating good bad of contest powwows By SHANNON SHAW The New Mexican ALBUQUERQUfi Toni Tsatoke gracefully steps in rhythm as her knees bend in time with the drum This is the Womens Buckskin contest a dance involving poise and grace and one of 32 dance competitions at the 22nd Annual Gathering of Nations Powwow which ended here Saturday The Gathering of Nations and other contest powwows around the United States are the rave in todays con temporary American Indian culture The powwows offer prize money to the winning dancers first place at the Gathering of Nations and draw crowds of thousands to their dance arenas the event sold out Saturday at The Pit But is it a good thing for Indian culture Or does it have a negative impact I think that at last we have found a way to bring all Indian nations said announcer Sammy Tonekei White known as Tonekei in Indian country Many years ago I did not like the idea of contest danc ing but Ive learned down through the years that its necessary to have the con tests in order for people to come or else youll have low Contest dancing is popular in Indian country But there is concern that it is getting too commercial and the dancers are entertainment But Tsatoke a doctoral Please see DANCE Page All The Wesfs Oldest Newspaper 11 sections 112 pages 156th year Issue Publication No 596440 Index Focus Police notes Annies Mailbox CU iQue Pasa Business Bl Movies Scoreboard Classifieds Obituaries B2 Crossword Cll Travel 01 Todays weather Cloudy chance of showers High 59 Low 34 Page B2 Todays obituaries Jessie Martin 76 Patrick Sandlin April 26 Irene Garcia 83 Pccos Faye league 88 March 23 William Richmond 70 April 28 Joseph Morgan 65 Santa Fe April 21 Petrita Vigil 76 Santa Fe April 28 Page B2