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New Mexican (Newspaper) - May 2, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE Locally owned and independent Serving New Mexico for156 years MONDAY MAY 2 2005 FIFTY C E NT S Runaway bride left with gifts new wardrobe By ANNA MAC1AS AGUAYO The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE Georgias run away bride arrived in this desert city on a Greyhound bus with nothing but the clothes on her back She left on a firstclass airplane seat carrying souvenirs and sporting a new wardrobe The airfare was thanks to her family The clothing and souvenirs were courtesy of the police and FBI agents she befriended Moved by the plight of Jennifer Wil banks authorities from several law enforcement agencies went beyond the call of duty giving her a teddy bear an FBI cap and polo shirt a tote bag meals and even a shoulder to cry on to make her daylong stay here com fortable I told her Heres a teddy bear to keep your mind off said Mar shall Katz chief of the Aviation Police at the Albuquerque International Sun port Its someone to talk to that wont talk back to Katz said Wilbanks her head cov ered by a crochet blanket clutched his arm tightly as he and a small army of officers parted a sea of reporters and pho tographers in escort ing her to a waiting plane Saturday after noon Along the way he presented her a 12inch white bear that she quickly named Al for Wilbanks put the plush animal in her new tote bag which along with her blazer knit pants and meals was a gift Jennifer Wilbanks from the Victims Services Unit She also wore a polo shirt and cap with the m6nogrammed name of the FBI Katz said he usually presents stuffed animals to traumatized children My paternal instinct kicked said Katz the father of two single women ages 25 and 26 I think helping to neutralize a situation that is already emotionally charged is a good The same philosophy prevailed among the Albuquerque police and FBI They assigned a victims advocate to Please see RUNAWAY Page A5 Inside Prosecutor in Georgia considers filing charges for fake abduction story Partial transcripts of her 911 call made to Albuquerque police Page A5 Reinstated minister calls for an end to bias against gays The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA A Methodist minister who had been defrocked for being in a lesbian rela tionship and then was reinstated called for an end to discrimination against gays in a speech to hundreds of support ers Sunday Other faith traditions out there have tried to shut us down and tell us were not said the Rev Irene Eliza beth Stroud who spoke along with the Episcopal Churchs first openly gay bishop V Gene Robinson atan inter faith service I pray for a day when no one will experi ence Stroud who was defrocked after she told her Philadelphia con gregation she was in a relationship with another woman was reinstated by a Methodist court last week The decision could be overturned if leaders with the United Methodist Church decide to appeal She did not mention the controversy directly but said My journey is not Earlierin the day police estimated between and gayrights supporters converged on Please see BIAS Page A6 INSIDE TODAY Todays obituary William Richmond April 28 Page A2 Todays forecast Scattered showers patchy fog in the morning High 51 low 34 Page A2 INDEX Annies B5 Horoscope B5 Classifieds C3 Opinion Comics A7 B6 Police notes A2 Crossword frS Scoreboard B2 Education 04 Spanish pg Dl Health Cl Sports Bl The Wests Oldest Newspaper Four sections 28 pages 156th year Issue No 87 Publication No 596440 Late paper Classified ads News tips Main office 9840363 9863000 9863030 9833303 Labor of love Photos by Jason New Mexican Malda Rogerson who has no children of her own holds 2monthold Raptor English on Friday during rehearsal for Birth The Monologues Rogerson will perform a monologue titled Barren during the performance which will benefit Many Mothers a nonprofit organization that provides help for families with newborns Monologues to share insight into the birthing experience By YASMIN KHAN The New Mexican Gan the experience of becoming a parent be translated into words Can the elation and the pain of birth be put on paper Can the fear and mystery surrounding mothering be read aloud Maybe maybe not But six Santa Feans dug deep to articulate their experiences with birth by writing monologues that run the gamut from humorous to tender to mysterious and they are going to read them to hundreds Birth The Monologues a perfor mance to benefit the nonprofit vol unteerprganization Many Mothers is an intimate look into the ups and downs of parenting for six people Please see MONOLOGUES Page A6 Camille AdairNorwick listens as Jeff English rehearses his monologue recounting his wifes unassisted birth of their son Raptor AdairNorwick is a facilitator with Project Life which has organized past monologue performances on caregiving and cancer The Associated Press Iraqis and American soldiers arrive Sunday at the site where a Army convoy was attacked by a car bomb in the western part of Baghdad Iraq Fourday death toll up to 116 in Iraq Insurgents launch a third straight day of steppedup attacks By ANTONIO CASTANEDA The Associated Press BAGHDAD Iraq Mourners gathered under a large funeral tent Sunday to remember a Kurdish poli tician gunned down by insurgents only to become the next victims of a torrent of violence sweeping Iraq since a new government was named late last week The car bomb that killed 25 people and wounded more than 50 in north ern Iraq capped four bloodsoaked days that claimed the lives of at least 116 people including 11 Ameri can soldiers The skyrocketing violence is blamed on an insurgency believed largely made up of members of the disaffected Sunni Arab minority who dominated Iraq for decades under Saddam Hussein but were mainly shut out of the new govern ment announced Thursday Despite the heavy toll Iraqs national security adviser said Sun day that the fledgling government was making progress against the insurgents There is no shadow of doubt in my mind that by the end of the year Please see IRAQ Page A6 Produce companies introduce a healthy supersnack food fnnonmnr racAamh tha avarnora guson the nutrition director for The Associated Press CHICAGO Eat more fruits and vegetables Mom says it Uncle Sam too Yet people still do not get enough and the government just doubled the recommended amount Trying to entice shoppers produce companies freshly sliced fruit into fun packages for kids and packaging carrot and celery sticks to fit in a car cup holder Some on the new lines are on display at the Food Marketing Institute show the super market industrys annual convention Sunkists Fun Fruits are sliced oranges apples or pineapples or red grapes with no stems available in halfcup serving packages that Consumer research shows the average person eats cups of fruits and vegetables a day according to the nonprofit Produce for Better Health Foundation That total is less than half the amount recommended in the governments new food pyramid have pictures of kids on them The products will be in supermarkets this year Sunkist is working on a version for adults The kids love them They open them up just like they would a pack age of potato chips but theres no fat in them and its all said Rick Harris general manager of Sunkists valueadded division Everyones talking about super foods This is like the supersnack Younger children have trouble peeling or eating whole fruit by themselves said Helen MontFer guson the nutrition director for Bostons public schools which is one of the many school districts that have tried Fun Fruits It is a monumental task for cafete ria staff to peel and cut enough fruit she said In our central kitchen it took two days for us to section enough oranges for MontFerguson said The convenience of having a sliced washed readytoeat snack is what many adults and kids are looking for in any food That is why grabandgo containers soups or other foods have become so popular People have not found as much con venience in the produce department Please see PRODUCE Page A6 ;