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Temple Beth Shalom to restore historic Holocaust Torah Scroll Locally owned and independent Thursday, September 5, 2013 Local news, A-6 75¢ Over 60 and uninsured? Expect to pay more Study of states’ new health exchanges under federal law shows far steeper costs for older Americans By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The No. 1 question about President Barack Obama’s health care law is whether consumers will be able to afford the coverage. Now the answer is coming in. The biggest study yet of premiums posted by states finds that the sticker price for a 21-year-old buying a midrange policy will average about $270 a month. That’s before government tax credits that act like a discount for most people, bringing down the cost based on their income. List-price premiums for a 40-yearold buying a midrange plan will average close to $330, the study by Avalere Health found. For a 60-year-old, they were nearly double that at $615 a month. Starting Oct. 1, people who don’t have health care coverage on their Health premiums by age job can go to new online insurance markets in their states to shop for a private plan and find out if they qualify for a tax credit. Come Jan. 1, virtually all Americans will be required to have coverage, or face fines. At the same time, insurance companies will no longer be able to turn away people in poor health. The study points to the emergence Token Adams and his wife, Heidi, have a son, 3, and are expecting a baby. ‘Real family man’ 40 60 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 Please see UnInSURed, Page A-4 Jemez Springs grapples with firefighter’s disappearance 21 years of age $800 Calif. Conn. D.C. Ind. Md. Ohio R.I. S.D. Va. Wash. Source: Avalere Health analysis AP Strike on Syria gains support in Senate Udall votes against military action; Putin accuses U.S. of ‘legitimizing aggression’ By Philip Rucker and Will Englund The Washington Post Manny Vargas of Española, left, and Johnny Salazar of Chama, both with the Rio Arriba Mounted Sheriff’s Posse, plan their search Wednesday before heading out on horseback to look for Forest Service firefighter Token Adams. PHOTOS BY LUIS SÁNCHEZ SATURNO/THE NEW MEXICAN By Tom Sharpe The New Mexican JEMEZ SPRINGS oken Adams, a U.S. Forest Service firefighter who vanished Friday in the Jemez Mountains, is a smart, kindhearted family man experienced in wilderness survival, according to acquaintances and co-workers who struggled to maintain cautious optimism Wednesday, as the search for Adams marked its fifth day without success. Kevin Dahl, whose uncle rents a home to Adams in Jemez Springs, echoed the frustrations of many others in the village when he spoke about the mystery that began when Adams failed to return from a mission to find the perimeter of a small forest fire about five miles west of Jemez Springs. “I know he’s a smart guy, a really nice guy, respectful to everyone, kind-hearted,” Dahl said. “I’m just wondering what happened to him out there because he knows what he’s doing. He had all his equipment with him. … Anybody here knows it’s easy to get out. You just got to walk down into the canyon and find a road.” A National Guard Blackhawk helicopter searches in the Jemez Mountains area where Adams went missing while investigating a small wildfire. By midday Wednesday, 240 people from 18 government agencies were combing a section of the Santa Fe National Forest. T Dahl, who was sitting at a computer terminal in the Jemez Springs Public Library on Wednesday afternoon, said he and his cousin joined the search over the weekend. Jemez Springs swirled with rumors that Adams had vanished on purpose or met with foul play. But a bartender at the Los Ojos restaurant, bar and package store said when she Please see FIReFIgHTeR, Page A-5 Shuster sparks ritual of burning gloom in hotel bar Zozobra filled with woes from 21 nations, 47 states Matt Horowitz stuffs ‘glooms’ inside Zozobra’s skirt at El Museo Cultural on Wednesday. By Chris Quintana The New Mexican After a few too many drinks at La Fonda Hotel, artist Will Shuster told his friends to write their worries on some bar napkins. Then he burned the napkins on the counter, much to the bartender’s surprise and dismay, and JANE PHILLIPS THE NEW MEXICAN Index Calendar A-2 Classifieds B-7 Comics B-12 Lotteries A-2 Opinion A-11 Police notes A-10 Editor: Ray Rivera, 986-3033, Design and headlines: Cynthia Miller, declared those woes were gone. Or that’s the legend, according to Ray Sandoval, producer of this week’s burning of Old Man Gloom at Fort Marcy park. The story goes that after the La Fonda incident, Shuster created a small marionette, which he burned at private fiesta in his backyard to take away his guests’ problems from the past year. Please see gLOOM, Page A-5 Sports B-1 Time Out A-8 STOCKHOLM — President Barack Obama took his campaign for a punitive military strike against Syria overseas on Wednesday, declaring that “the international community cannot be silent” and that its credibility is on the line, as his request for congressional approval of such action moved ahead in the Senate. But Obama faced fresh resistance from Russia, Syria’s stalwart patron, as President Vladimir Putin asserted that the West’s case against Syrian President Bashar Assad with respect to his regime’s alleged chemical weapons attack on civilians is “absurd” and does not stand up to scrutiny. In Washington, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee backed military action on a 7-10 vote after two days of hearings Wednesday, but but deep reluctance was evident in both the House and Senate, as lawmakers questioned whether the U.S. was in danger of being drawn into another Middle East war. Several senators from both parties, including opponents of the resolution, predicted the Senate would approve a measure next week that expressly prohibits any U.S. troops in Syria and Please see SYRIA, Page A-4 InSIde u Allies cite far fewer chemical attack casualties than the U.S., raising intel questions. PAge A-4 Pasapick Will Shuster’s Zozobra Watch 50-foot-tall Old Man Gloom go up in flames; live music and food concessions, gates open at 3 p.m., Zozobra burns at dusk, Magers Field, Fort Marcy Ballpark, Bishops Lodge Road, $10, children under 10 no charge,, 877-466-3404 More events in Calendar, A-2 and Fridays in Pasatiempo Obituaries Amarante Romero, Aug. 31 Marcia Ellen Hunsberger, 70, Sept. 2, Albuquerque Master Sergeant Arnoldo G. Garcia (aka Jerry), 65, Aug. 28 Susan Ruth Stockstill, 62, Sept. 2, Santa Fe Hazel Gordon Kaufman, 87, Sept. 2, Tucson, Ariz. Partly cloudy. High 88, low 56. PAge A-10 PAge A-12 Scoop A-9 Main office: 983-3303 Late paper: 986-3010 Today Two sections, 24 pages 164th year, No. 248 Publication No. 596-440

The Santa Fe New Mexican, Sept. 5, 2013

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