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New Mexican (Newspaper) - October 2, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE OCTOBER MEXICAN SUNDAY ONE DOLLAR Immigrants from Mexico and Central America are opening businesses catering to their own growing community in Santa Fe TREASURER SCANDAL Encantos Bovitique which opened at 1897 Cerrillos Road in April sells high heeled sandals gowns and tank tops The store is one of many that have been started to serve a growing immigrant community in Santa Fe new entrepreneurs Photos by Luis Sanchez New Mexican Owner Mariola Martinez left of Santa Fe and her 10yearold daughter Roxaria stand behind the counter at La Tiendita as Luis Adrian Losoya 3 plays inside the store Before opening La Tiendita Martinez sold bedspreads out of the trunk of her car and cosmetics Barbara Ferry The New Mexican While Santa Feans have been fretting over plans to build a new WalMart Supercenter and the impact that mega merchants second outpost will have on local businesses new momandpop stores have been cropping up around town At these stores you can buy such exotic products as cashew juice from jars of yellow cherries from El Salvador telephone calling cards for Africa and homemade avocadofla vored Popsicles as well as more mun dane wares such as baby shoes and inexpensive furniture Immigrants from Mexico and Cen tral America are increasingly opening Businesses that have opened in the last six months include a Mexican sandwich si ore a bakery two clothing stores an icecream shop and a grocery store businesses in Santa Fe often juggling salaried jobs with entrepreneurship Among the businesses that have opened in the last six months are a Mexican sandwich store a bakery two clothing stores an icecreamshop and s grocery store Zapatos Gala which sells Mexican hitaraches and boots along with everyday shoes for kids and adults opened last Friday Less visible businesses such as catering wedding photography and Mexicanstyle massage are also trying to lure Spanishspeaking customers The new business owners are bank ing on the notion that Santa Fes grow ing immigrant community will favor stores where the employees speak Spanish and the products are familiar even if the frothy quinceneros gowns come from Los Angeles and the Salva doran cream is made in New York The furniture for sale at Muebleria Familiar on Cerrillos Road is the same stuff youd find at any discount store Please see ENTREPRENEURS A 7 Expartner tells of projects collapse By Tom Sharpe The New Mexican The alleged bag man in the state Treasurers Office scandal tried to use his political connections to get state financing for a proposed lowincome apartment project in southwest Santa Fe says a former partner in the project Albuquerque businessman Angelo Gar cia is accused in federal court documents of handling millions of dollars in kick backs that private investment consultants allegedly paid Treasurer Robert Vigil and his predecessor Michael Montoya to do business with the state KOBTV Angelo Garcia Vigil and Montoya have pleaded inno cent to extortion charges Garcia 57 has pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting extortion and has promised to testify in the federal case In a separate criminal case Garcia faces state charges that he bilked several elderly people of more than Please see COLLAPSE Page A5 IMMIGRATION California civilian patrols attract wider circle of volunteers By Elliot Spagat The Associated Press C AMPO Calif As the sun set Roy Wood looked out of place patrolling a dirt road a few steps north of a rusty fence that separates the United States from Mexico The clean shaven Englishasasecondlanguage instructor wore a Tshirt tucked in clean blue jeans a pistol strapped to his belt Many of the hundreds who make up the selfappointed civilian patrols moni toring the border to deter smuggling of people and drugs are unemployed or underemployed ex military men who have long resented Mexicans who come to the United States illegally and in their view compete Please see PATROLS Page A4 INSIDE border patrols to start Page C2 STARTING TODAY THE GLOBALIST QUIZ Test your knowledge of the world around you The Globalist Quiz is a new feature that will run every Sunday in the Nation World section Every day Americans use the equivalent of 9 million barrels of crude oil in the form of gasoline to fuel the fleet of 226 million cars and light trucks We wonder These 9 million barrels of oil equal the total daily oil consumption for the entire economies of which group of countries A South and Central America B China and India C Germany UK Canada and Russia D Middle East For the answer turn to Nation World Hl FINALLY CAPITAL IS KING Backup quarterback Levi Hannon passed for a touchdown then on defense returned an interception for another score to help the Jaguars take their first city football championship since 1997 with a 3325 victory over Santa Fe High Sports Bl f TOFF AT Theres nothing like riding in the first balloons off the ground Local news Cl Edmund L Navrot 70 Santa Fe Sept 29 MaWon Pitney Aug 22 WELCOME HOME A look at life in Espanola plus a profile of a Wilderness Gate property featuring a guesthouse barn and treehouse Real Estate Guide inside BALANCING TWO PASSIONS For Mike Miller the only thing scarier and more satisfying than racing his two dragsters is teaching fourthgraders at Sweeney Elementary School Neighbors El Index Annies Mutual A tocaRy owned and independent newspaper Police notesC2 Time Main Late Classifieds News 9833303 9840363 9863000 TODAY Mostly sunny High 81 low 48 PageC8 Eleven sections 112 pages Sunday magazine 40 pages 156th year Issue No 275 Publication No 596440 Serving New Mexico for 156 years
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