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New Mexican (Newspaper) - June 12, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE Locally owned and independent Serving New Mexico for 156 years WORLD WAR II I 60 YEARS LATER Speaking WWII veterans increasingly sharing their old war stories often selfpublishing memoirs A salute to WWII vets To remember the 60th anniversary of WWII The New Mexican presents a special section contain ing wartime photographs from our readers Inside By BOB QUICK The New Mexican Las Vegas ndtive Arturo Chavalito Tenorio awoke early on the morning of Dec and from the deck of the USS New Orleans he could see planes and smoke in the distance Not long after that Japanese aircraft started dropping bombs and torpedoes near his ship moored in Pearl Harbor Hawaii in an attack that killed thousands of sailors and soldiers and marked the beginning of World War II for the United He experienced a said Marina Tenorio Arturo Tenorios granddaughter in recalling her grandfathers life He died last August at the age of 80 Arthur Tenorio had retired in 1980 as superintendent of the West Las Vegas school district He always told us he was not a great sol dier he was a Marina Tenorio said But he did what he had to do he grabbed a gun and started shooting at the Japanese planes Before his death Tenorio became part of the Latino and Latina World War II Oral History Project at The University of Texas at Austin The project is directed by Maggie RivasRodriguez assistant profes sor of the School of Journalism Tenorio was interviewed in Santa Fe at the Veterans Center for the project and an account of his life and wartime experiences is now part of an archive of 500 Latinos and Latinas I knew him as a Marina Tenorio said He had a great memory Please see WWII Page A9 Arturo Tenbrip of Las Vegas was stationed in Pearl Harbor on Dec His story lives on because of a project by a Texas university SUNDAY JUNE 12 2005 ONE DOLLAR G8 erases billion of debt to aid Africa The Associated Press LONDON worlds richest coun tries agreed Saturday on a historic deal to write offmore than billion of debt owed by the poorest nations The debtrelief package backed by finance ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations is part of a Britishled effort to lift Africa out of poverty We are present ing the most com prehensive state ment that finance ministers have ever made on the issues of debt develop ment health and said Britains Treasury chief Gordon Brown The agree ment represents a new deal between the rich and poor of the he said Treasury Secretary John Snow who helped hammer out the deal called it an achievement of historic propor Officials said 18 countries many in subSaharan Africa will benefit immedi ately from the pact to scrap 100 percent of the billion they owe the World Bank the International Monetary Fund and the African Development Bank As many as 20 other countries could be eli gible if they meet strict targets for good governance and tackling corruption which could eventually boost the total Next round Britain will face further tough nego tiations on another ambitious target of boosting interna tional aid by some billion a year The nation holds the G8 presidency this year and hopes a second accord will be reached at the G8 summit next month irvScotland Please see DEBT Page A7 St Vincent taps fed funding for immigrantcare Invasive questionnaire was reworked hospital welcomes financial help By BARBARA FERRY The New Mexican Beginning next month staff at St Vin cent Regional Medical Center will begin asking some emergencyroom patients for immigration documents to deter mine whether new federal money can be tapped to pay for their care The Bush administration in May announced it will provide billion over four years to cover the costs of acute care of undocumented immigrants in life and limb cases The funds are being split up between states with the most money going to states with the highest number of appre hensions of undocumented immigrants New which had appre hensions between April 2003 and March 2004 according to the Department of Homeland Security qualifies for million for the 2005 fiscal year Please see HOSPITAL Page A10 INSIDE TODAY Annies Mailbox Business Classifieds C9 Crossword Focus Horoscope Local news Lotteries The Wests West Newspaper 11 sections 112 pages 156th year Issue No 163 Publication No 596440 8IIM16646II001 Todays obituaries Loretta Baca 35 Santa Fe June 9 Bud J Espinosa 56 May 30 Elizabeth Moss Santa Fe June 7 Larry Tapla 48 June 9 Page B2 Late paper Classified ads News tips Main office 9840363 9863000 9863030 9833303 Todays forecast Partly High 79 low 48 PageD8 Unbridled Passion Rescued horse transforms a love of throwing things into abstract painting with a little human help Focus El Hispanics decry Minuteman border patrols By ANNA MACIAS AGUAYO The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE The leader of a citizen border guard group scouted the New MexicoMexico border alone Saturday while a Hispanic civilrights group denounced such patrols as racist Armed a pair of binoculars and a bottle of water Clifford Alford head of the New Mexico Minutemen cruised desert roads Saturday looking for sites to station his 42 volunteers to detect Inside Columnist Denise Kusel gives her take on the Minuteman Project conning to New Mexico Page Bl undocumented immigrants sneaking into the country Were trying to help prop erty owners whove been through a living hell over the last 15 Alford said in a cellphone interview from a remote rural road Their property is being damaged by the numbers of people crossing the In nearby Las Cruces however 25 members of the League of United Latin American Citizens rallied to denounce the efforts of two citizen borderpatrol groups They are hiding under the American flag claiming to be good patriots but they are actually promoting racial said Paul Martinez the Las Cruces LULAC chap ter president Alford said he is not a hate ful vigilante He wants to reform immigration policy If Please see BORDER Page A7 ;