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New Mexican (Newspaper) - August 6, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE Locally owned and independent Serving New Mexico for56yeafs SATURDAY AUGUST 6 2005 FIFTY CENTS Head Start heads south Preschool would abandon Canyon Road site move closer to kids homes Photos by Luis Sanchez Mew Mexican Bob Lopez a teacher at the Head Start center on Canyon Road reads Green Eggs and Ham to Aaron Garcia 5 and Nyssa De Santiago 5 on Fri day afternoon Within two years the federally funded preschool program plans to move out of the building prime real estate owned by Santa Fe Public Schools and open new centers on the citys south side By DIANA HEIL TheNew Mexican Dennis Romero drives 28 miles each weekday to take his 4yearold son Marcus to and from the Head Start center on Canyon Road Romero grew up in the old north east Santa Fe neighborhood but now lives in La Cienega southwest of town This part of Santa Fe its all he told Sen Pete Domenici as New Mexicos senior senator toured the preschool program Friday The nearby streets were full of families when Romero was young These days he said you can walk for hours without seeing a child And soon even the INSIDE School district could capitalize on gradeschool building Page A5 Luis Diaz 4 naps in a classroom at the Canyon Road Head Start center Head Start children will be gone Presbyterian Medical Services which operates Head Start services in Santa Fe County plans to shut the center and open new sites on Santa Fes growing south side PMS hopes two small Head Start centers about square feet apiece will be built within two years Though a land deal hasnt been finalized with the county Domenici has secured million from Con gress for the new construction Its going to be smaller but Im sure its going to do the said the senator who was presented with glittercovered studentmade gifts during his tour Head Start children have frolicked and learned their alphabets in the old Manderfield Grade School since 1968 149 children between the ages of 3 and 5 it is currently the largest of eight Head Start centers in the county But many people agree the time has come for this Head Start program to move to the neighborhoods where more of Santa Fes lowerincome fam ilies live Eighty percent of patrons at Please see HEAD START Page A5 By the numbers Number of children for which Presbyte rian Medical Services receives federal funds to serve at the old Mander field Grade School Fulland parttime pro gramming is available for lowincome children under the age of 5 80 Percentage of chil dren bused to Mander field from Santa Fes south side 60 percent from the Airport Road area and 20 percent from the lower Agua Frfa area 394 Total number of children in Head Start programs throughout Santa Fe County Other sitesinclude Arroyo Seco 20 children Nambe 20 Chimayo 20 Valle Vista 34 Tierra Contenta 20 La Comunidad 77 Sweeney 25 Percentage of Santa Fe County children eligible for Head Start nearly out of children under the age of NCAA bans Indian mascots at postseason tournaments By MICHAEL MAROT The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS NCAA banned the use of American Indian mascots by sports teams during its postseason tournaments but will not prohibit them otherwise The NCAAs executive committee decided this week the organization did not have the authority to bar Indian mascots by individual schools com mittee chairman Walter Harrison said Friday Nicknames or mascots deemed hostile or abu sive would not be allowed on team uniforms or other clothing beginning with any NCAA tourna ment after Feb 1 said Harrison the University of Hartfords president What each institution decides to do is really its own business outside NCAA championship events Harrison said What we are trying to say is that we find these mascots to be unacceptable for NCAA champion ship he added Please see MASCOT Page A8 Schools affected Alcorn State University Central Michigan University Catawba College Florida State University Midwestern State University University of Utah Indiana University of Penn sylvania Carthage College Bradley University Arkansas State University Chowan College University of Illinois University of Louisiana at Monroe McMurry University Mississippi College Newberry College University of North Dakota Southeastern Oklahoma State University The Associated Press INSIDE TODAY Annies Mailbox C7 Local news Cl Business Lotteries C2 Cars Trucks El Movies C2 Classifieds E3 Mutuals Comics D6 D8 Opinion A7 Crossword C7 Religion Health Dl Sports Bl Horoscope C7 Stocks D7 The Wests Five sections 44 pages TV Book 56 pages 156th year Issue No 218 Publication No 596440 Late paper Classified ads News tips Main office 9840363 98630OO 9863035 9833303 Todays obituaries John Bemadette Ohlem acher Aug 2 Page C2 Witness the R factor The newest model from MercedesBenz fits somewhere between a wagon and an SUV but has the athletic driving ability of a sport sedan Cars Trucks El Todays forecast Clouds showers and Tstorms High 80 low 57 Page C8 Romero arrested on drug charges By HENRY M LOPEZ The New Mexican Ronnie Romero Ronnie Romero older brother of missing Santa Fe boy Robbie Romero faces assault and cocaineposses sion charges after an incident in which his mother called police to their home Thursday night Ronnie Romero 27 has been a subject in the police investigation into the 2000 disappearance of his 7yearold brother from their southside neighborhood How ever no one has ever been charged in con nection with the boys disappearance which launched a manhunt involving the FBI and led to a lawsuit by the Romero family against the Santa Fe Police Department over its handling of the case According to a state ment filed Friday by Officer Diego Lucero in Santa Fe County Magistrate Court police were called to the Romero home on Bellamah Drive by Evelyn Romero 45 around 10 Thursday The officer said Evelyn Romero had called police because her son appeared to be under the influence of an unknown narcotic and was acting very Four officers arrived at the home and spoke to the mother who told police Ron nie Romero was unable to stop twitch ing and acting according to court records Evelyn Romero requested Ron nie Romeros removal from the house because of his erratic behavior At the time court records state Evelyn Romero told police that Ronnie Romero was holding a large knife and fixing something to eat in the kitchen Please see ROMERO Page A5 The Washington Post The Red Delicious emerged from an 1880 apple shown left that was rounder than the modern versions and had a yellow skin blushed Overmodified Red Delicious lacking appeal By ADRIAN HIGG1NS The Washington Post Consider the fate of Americas favor ite apple It emerged from an Iowa orchard in 1880 as a round blushed yel low fruit of surpassing sweetness But like a figure in a TV makeover show it was an apple its handlers could not leave alone They altered its shape They made it firmer and juicier They made it so it could be stored in hermeti cally sealed warehouses for 12 months Along the way they changed its color and hence its name to Red Delicious The only problem wasthe American consumer whose verdict on the made over apple has become increasingly clear Of the two words in the Red Delicious name can no longer be believed They eventually went too far and ended up with apples the public didnt want to said Lee Calhoun an apple historian and retired orchardisf in Pitts In the 1980s heyday of the Red Deli cious it represented threequarters of the harvest in Washington state epicen Please see DELICIOUS Page A3 v
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