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New Mexican (Newspaper) - October 3, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE OCTOBERS 2005 MONDAY SO CENTS SCHOOL OF THE WEEK Nava aims to teach in two languages Schools program exposes students to English and Spanish By John Sena The New Mexican Lisa Cisneros kindergarten stu dents sat on the carpeted floor of their classroom at Nava Elementary legs crossed and their eyes pinned on a long line of letters above the chalk board Cisneros recited the letters and students repeated after her Like many teachers before her she used pictures to help students connect a letter and an object But instead of A for Apple A stood for Avion or plane Cisneros class is one of seven in the schools duallan guage program Two days a week stu dents receive instruction in all content areas in both English and Spanish I think our kids who have expo sure to two languages feel more said Anita Cisneros the schools principal Completed in 1969 and named after Francis Xavier Nava the first Santa Fe resident to be killed in Vietnam Nava Elementary is a neighborhood school with most of its students coming from nearby Nava students are the only NAVA ELEMENTARY Grades K6 Address 2655 Siringo Road Phone number 4671200 Principal Anita Cisneros Teachers About 16 Students About 254 Please see NAVA Page A6 TREASURER SCANDAL Lawyer for Vigil urges fairness from lawmakers By Tim Korte The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE With lawmak ers apparently determined to start impeachment proceedings this week state Treasurer Robert Vigils lawyer reminded House members Sunday that Vigil insists he is innocent of fed eral racketeering charges Attorney Sam Bregman in a let ter to House Speaker Ben Lujan and House members cautioned them against proceeding too hastily I firmly believe in Roberts inno Bregman wrote He firmly believes in his own innocence and he is looking forward to the opportunity to defend himself against these false Vigil and his predecessor Michael Montoya have been charged by fed eral authorities with extortion in an alleged kickback scheme involving the state Treasurers Office They were Please see VIGIL Page A5 Many of the Minutemen on patrol carry handguns even though their manual strictly states No Guns Allowed Get it Got it ON THE BORDER Minuteman Corps stages first New Mexico operation in search of illegal immigrants publicity Were the good guys Photos by Luis Sanchez New Mexican Robert Doc Kohlbecker also known as Papa Bear steps inside a drainage pipe where a duffle bag and three water bottles were found Kohfbecker drained the bottles by slashing them with his knife and took the bag Editors note New Mexican reporter Barbara Ferry and photographer Luis Sanchez Saturno are in Southwestern New Mexico covering the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps watch for illegal immigrants along the Mexico border B Area of detail Alexander New Mexican By Barbara Ferry The New Mexican ETWEEN HACHITA AND ANTELOPE WELLS As darkness approached Saturday the first night of the Minutemens patrol in New Mexico Robert Doc Kohlbecker a camouflage hat perched on his head and a pipe clenched between his teeth sat under an Army green tarp and reviewed his troops Who has nightvision equipment he asked the group of 27 men and two women some seated in folding chairs some crouched in the desert around him Anybody got the good stuff Kohlbecker who goes by the radio han dle Papa Bear said he is a Vietnam War veteran and worked as a defense contrac tor in Afghanistan Most recently he has joined activists from around the country to fight on another battlefront the Mexico border The government has failed miser ably to keep illegal immigrants out of the country members of the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps say forcing them to take matters into their own hands The Corps led by Tombstone Please see BORDER Page A4 PLACE YOUR BETS Odds are out on wide range of Nobel Prize candidates announcements start todav By Karl Hitter Associated Press STOCKHOLM Sweden Nobel Prize week is upon us but to find out who the frontrunners are the best you can do is ask the bookies Like the Oscars the choosing of scientists writers and peacemak ers for the worlds most coveted award is a process shrouded in secrecy leaking nothing until the envelopes are opened starting today with the awardfor medicine This is a very desirable award and that also makes it very sensi said Jonas Forare a spokes man for the Royal Swedish Acad emy of Sciences which selects the winners in chemistry physics and economics It is not good if names are circulating in the For the Peace Prize to be announced in Friday Australianfaetting agency Centrebets favorite at 41 is former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari who brokered peace efforts in the Balkans and Namibia Nobel watchers cannot but grasp at straws This year marks the 60th anniversary of the bomb ing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki so Sen Richard Lugar of Indiana and former Sen Sam Nunn were fetching odds of for their pro gram to dismantle Cold Warera nuclear arsenals But rock musicians Bono and Bob Geldof who campaign to ease Third World poverty also were doing well having gone from 661 Please see NOBEL Page A6 NOBEL PRIZE AT A GLANCE Alfred Nobel the Swedish inventor of dyna mite founded the prizes in 1901 which are now worth million each Top candidates for peace award include former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari odds 41 Bono 71 Indiana Sen Richard Lugar CONTARCUENTOS La tradition no se pierde y en Santa Fe y el norte de Nuevo Mexico los cyenteros son parte integral de la cultura hispana H Nuevo Mexicano Bl OBITUARIES Edmund L Navrot 70 Santa Fe Sept 29 PageC2 BASEBALL PLAYOFFS SET Boston gets the AL wild card after the Indians lose while the Astros capture the NL wild card Sports Cl Index X Annies Mailbox Classifieds C6 El Obituaries Crossword C7 notes A locaHy owned and independent newspaper BRONCOS DUO ROLLS OVER JAGUARS Mike Anderson and Tatum Bef combine for 175 yards rushing and the Denver defense shut down Byron Leftwich and Jacksonville for a 207 win Sports Cl A2 ScoreboardC2 A2 A7 Time A2 TODAY Afternoon storms High 74 low49 Page C8 Main office Late Classifieds 8 News tips 9863000 156th year Issue No 276 Publication No 596440 Serving New Mexico for 156 years