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New Mexican (Newspaper) - October 31, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE OCTOBER MONDAY 50 CENTS Photos by Lara New Mexican Shirley Martinez center helps her grandchildren from left Tyler Gutierrez 11 Reyes Gonzales 4 Tea Gonzales 2 and Lance Gutierrez 14 with their Roswell aliens costumes at the city Halloween Event oh Sunday The group won the contests top family prize for the third year running Wicked good time Halloween Event offers fun alternative to trickortreating By Julie Ann Grimm The New Mexican One by one they paraded past the judges Just Plain Princess followed by Ice Princess Fairy Princess Princess Belle Rock n Roll Princess and the most Halloweeny Dead Princess That last one was Nicolette Perez 5 who had watched her INSIDE godsister take first prize in the younger kids division at the citys 12th annual Hal During the contest Marissa Archuleta 7 left and Denae Lopez take a moment to look at the crowd Tips for safe trickortreating loween Event earlier PageA4 m the afternoon Angela Martinez brought her three children and goddaugh ter to the Sunday contest because she didnt plan on taking them trickortreat ing Angelica Martinez 4 won for her bag oftreats costume made by her mom and older sister Ashley They taped together Please see WICKED Page A4 IMMIGRATION Minuteman group to leave border The Associated Press LAS CRUCES Minute man volunteers are packing up their gear and heading home today after one month of patrolling the Bootheel region of New Mexico During their time on the job the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps reported only about 20 undocumented immigrants to authorities but they say it was their patrols and increased Border Patrol and New Mexico State Police presence that kept the number down Minuteman member Steve of Hobbs who spent three weeks near Hachita said the group succeeded in deterring immi grants from crossing the bor der Thats all were trying to prove is that a presence is what it takes to deter he said Studley said the number of volunteers fluctuated dur ing the month from a high of about 40 to the current number of about 20 Some 200 total volunteers showed iip The Minuteman group sent one member home after he was found transporting two undocumented immigrants in his vehicle The groups policy is not to confront border crossers but to report them to the Border Patrol Peter Simonsen executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union in New Mex ico said ACLU observers did not see any violations of the law other than the Minute man member who transported the two immigrants Simonsen said the mans actions show how little control the Minuteman group has over their volunteers and he also complained that the volunteers lacked proper skills and train ing From five to 10 ACLU mem bers or other volunteers were in the Bootheel area each night Simonson said Michele LeBoeuf spokes Please see LEAVE Page A6 Poll State split on illegal immigration The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE Mexico has a split personality when it comes to illegal immi grants Most residents of the state believe illegal immigration is a somewhat serious problem according a poll com missioned by the Albuquerque Journal which reported the results Sunday A majority of New Mexicans believe illegal immigrants should not receive many of the benefits often tied to citi zenship such as food stamps drivers licenses college schol arships and free health care for their children But most people also favor giving illegal immi grants emergencyroom care and a free public education A majority of New Mexicans believe illegal immigration hurts the states economy yet most poll respondents want to see undocumented workers have a chance to become legal residents The results could have gone Theyre illegal kick them pollster Brian San deroffsaid But thats not New The poll by Research Polling Inc of Albuquerque was conducted Oct 1316 and surveyed 400 registered voters across New Mexico by phone It had a margin of error of plus or minus percentage points Thirtyfour percent of those polled said illegal immigration Please see POLL Page A6 SCHOOL OF THE WEEK Tewa language program unique to school By John Sena The New Mexican In one corner of the lunchroom at Tesuque Elementary School a group of students and two teachers stood in a circle exchanging such daytoday phrases as How are you and My name But they were doing it in Tewa The students spoke softly unsure if they were saying the phrases right and look ing to their teachers for guidance After a small correction and a nod of approval from an instructor the students smiled and continued The group of 10 members of the TESUQUE ELEMENTARY Location 1555 Bishops Lodge Road Phone number 4674100 Principal Cliff Cisneros Grades K6 Teachers 13 Students 139 schools Tewa language program meets three times a week for 45 minutes and is led by Thelma Tapia and Arlene Herrera Although it is limited to students from Tesuque Pueblo the schools program is unique and something officials readily call attention to The biggest plus is that children from Tesuque Pueblo get a chance to continue their language and Principal Cuff Cisneros said There are not many children who are speaking the said Tapia who learned it from her parents and grandpar ents She said many children understand Tewa but respond in English Herrera who was part of a similar pro gram that started at the school in 1996 but ended two years later said the push to speak Tewa also exists outside the school more encouragement more Please see TESUQUE Page A4 Sieve the New Mexican Eileen Mitchell right goes over a calendar during a Tewa les son at Tesuque Elementary School In the background are teacher Arlene Herrera and students Kaitlyn Whyte center and Taylor Tonorio OBITUARIES Arthur J Michael Oct 26 Arthur 67 Santa Fe Oct 16 Stephen Valencia Hudson Oct 20 PageA2 Index REFUGIOENELDOLOR Gerards House ofrece tin lugar de confianza a los nifios que afectados por la muerte de un pariente HALLOWEEN GIVES BIG EASY A BREAK Two months after Hurricane Katrina Halloween has brought back New Orleans thirst for theatrics Page A5 Annies Horoscope Police Time a PLUMMER GOES TO WORK Broncos quarterback Jake for four touchdowns and Mike Anderson and Tatum Bell run all over the Eagles defense in a 4921 thumping in Denver Sports Cl Main off Late News TODAY Mostly sunny High 58 low 30 PageC8 Four sections 28 pages 156th year Issue No 304 Publication No 596440 Serving New Mexico for years