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   New Mexican (Newspaper) - June 13, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico                                THE SANTA FE Locally owned and independent Serving New Mexico for i MONDAY JUNE 13 2005 FIFTY CENT S Heart surgery coming soon to Santa Fe St Vincent in partnership Heart Institute plans to begin offering new service in six months By DIANA HEIL The New Mexican In six months St Vincent Regional Medical Center plans to offer heart surgery a service that has not existed in Northern New Mexico For patients that means no more trips to Albuquerque For St Vincent that means perform ing an estimated 130 to 150 heart surr geries on adults in the first year alone In April 2004 the hospitals board of directors approved plans to begin a heart surgery program including heart valve replacements coronary artery bypass surgery and other procedures The initial hope was to get started early this year but the effort took lon ger than expected Now in a crucial step toward open ing Santa Fes heart surgery program the hospital and the New Mexico Heart Institute recently signed a fiveyear agreement that brings together cardiac expertise and hospital resources This is the first time the institute has estab lished a subsidiary cardiac surgery program at a hospital Certainly theres nothing like it in New Gordon Reichard direc tor of St Vincent Heart and Vascular Center said What we have done is v formed this joint management team where physicians have specific duties and responsibilities for the clinical quality and as a result they are heavily invested in those With the alliance comes Dr Richard Gerety 55 of Heart Hospital of New Mexico He will move his practice of 22 years from Albuquerque to Santa Fe and become the sole cardiovascular surgeon for this new program Dr Gerety you might say is the dean of cardiac surgeons in the state of New Reichard said Before the January opening date the hospital must recruit nurses train existing medical staff increase lab and pathology services and create an oper ating room in the sameday surgery part of the hospital St Vincent already Please see HEART Page A4 INSIDE TODAY A champion remembered Payne Stewart his victory at the 99th Open and his tragic death in a freakish air disaster will be on the minds of many this week as the Open returns to the Pinehurst No 2 course in North Carolina where Stewart won in 1999 Sports Bl Outofcontrol colleges Stateleaders have encouraged universities to create satellite campuses for years but now some say New Mexicos higher education system is out of control Page A2 AntiSyrian parties lose big in Lebanon AntiSyrian candidates apparently suffered major losses in the third round of elections to fill nearly half of the seats in Parliament Page A6 Staying chaste An 18yearold virgin who wants to stay that way until marriage asks Annie if she should tell her boyfriend about her intentions Annies answer Not yet Page B7 Todays obituaries Elizabeth Moss Santa Fe June 7 Larry Tapia 48 June 9 Loretta Baca 35 Santa Fe June 9 Page A2 Todays forecast Mostly sunny High 82 iow 50 Page A2 INDEX Anrtes B7 Horoscope B7 Classifieds Dl Opinion AS Comics D8 Police notes A2 Crossword B7 Scoreboard B2 Doonesbury A5 Spanish pg Cl Education C3 Sports Bl TheWesfs Oldest Newspaper Four sections 28 pages 156th year Issue No 164 Publication No 596440 Late paper Classified ads News tips Main office 9840363 9863000 9863030 9833303 The hunt for Fast Internet service still hitormiss in Photos by Lara New Mexican Santa Fe Baking Co is often crowded in the morning with patrons taking advantage of the free Internet access For many Santa Fe residents getting highspeed Internet access at home can be frustrating and costly By WENDY BROWN The New Mexican W hen Caleb Clark is away from home at 1 and really needs highspeed Internet access he drives into the parking lot at the Santa Fe Baking Co and turns on his laptop com puter Clark a Santa Fe resident who works in the computer business places a card in his computer which communi cates with a radio signal sent out by the cafes DSL inter net connection Hes quickly up and running Once I saw a guy in another car out Clark said At first I thought he was just parked there but then I saw the glow from his Highspeed Internet access in Santa Fe can be a freeandeasy drive into a parking lot or a difficult project requiring numer ous phone calls expensive equipment andthe ability to decipher jar Steve Thompson left and Nick Hengartner surf the Internet at CD Cafe gon For many the search lies somewhere in between DSL is the abbreviation for digital subscriber line and is defined as highspeed Inter net access gained through a phone network Santa Fe resident Graham Smith said he called three or four highspeed Internet providers before settling on Qwest for DSL about a year ago Their price was the he said John May of Santa Fe who sells books over the Inter net said he found his search extremely easy when he signed up for DSL through Qwestabout two years ago We wanted to have our phone and the Internet con See HIGHSPEED Page A3 Politics key to ending insurgency in Iraq officers say By TOM LASSETER Knight Ridder Newspapers BAGHDAD Iraq growing number of senior American military officers in Iraq have concluded that there is no longterm military solution to an insurgency that has killed thousands of Iraqis and more than troops during the past two years Instead officers say the only way to end the guerilla war is through Iraqi politics an arena that so far has been crippled by divisions between Shiite Muslims whose coalition dominated the January elections and Sunni Muslims Who are a minority in Iraq but form the base of support for the insur gency I think the more accurate way to approach this right now is to concede this insurgency is not going to be settled the terrorists and the terrorism in Iraq is not going to be settled through military options or military Brig Gen Don ald Alston chief military spokesman in Iraq said last week Its going to be settled in the political Gen George W Casey the top commander in Iraq expressed similar sentiments calling the militarys efforts the Pillsbury Doughboy idea pressing the insur gency in one area only causes it to rise elsewhere Like in Casey said during an interview last week We push in Baghdad theyre down to about less than a car bomb a day in Baghdad over the last week but in northcenter Iraq theyve gone he said The political process will be the decisive The recognition that a mili tary solution is not in the off ing has led and Iraqi offi cials to signal they are willing to negotiate with insurgent groups or their intermediar ies It has evolved in the course of normal said a senior diplomatic official in Baghdad who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of policy to defer to the Iraqi government on Iraqi politi cal matters We have now encountered people who at least claim to have some form of a relationship with the Please see IRAQ Page A4 Economic hit man to tell his tale at the Lensic John Perkins By HENRY M LOPEZ The For more thanthree decades John Perkins says he was a hustler a tool of empire who as a career ensnared developing nations into mortgaging their futures for the benefit of Ameri can corporations Perkins will appear today at the Lensic Performing Arts Cen ter to speak about his book Con fessions of an Economic Hitman The book chronicles Perkins career as an economic hit man a term used to describe busi ness executives whose jobs are to trap developing nations in a cycle of debt that drains them while feeding the economies of foreign countries It also describes the events that com pelled him to examine the rami fication of his former career and speak out against his former profession Since World War II economic hit men have managed to build the worlds first truly global empire and weve done it primar ily without the military through Perkins said Please see PERKINS Page A4 If you Who John Perkins author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman What Lecture and book signing When 7 today Where Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W San Francisco St Cost for students Extra Perkins will make a second appear ance 3 to 5 Tuesday at Warehouse 21 1614 Paseo de Peralta The cost is free for those under 21   

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