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Pair of late third-period goals lift Blackhawks to Stanley Cup victory Sports, B-1 Locally owned and independent Tuesday, June 25, 2013 75¢ Proud day for Petry Hidden towers disturb locals ‘Music’ silenced A permitting snafu shuts down a Railyard screening of The Sound of Music. LOcAL NewS, A-7 Pair claim physical side effects; cell company says antennas aren’t on Providers faulted in state audit By Tom Sharpe The New Mexican Two Santa Feans concerned about the potential health effects of cellphone towers say a new stealth array atop the Hotel Santa Fe has been giving them fits and causing high readings on a microwave detector since the first of the month. But an AT&T spokesman says the antennas haven’t been connected yet. Arthur Firstenberg, known for suing a neighbor for using an iPhone, Wi-Fi and other common electronic devices, and Monica Steinhoff, an artist who runs A Sea in the Desert Gallery, 407 S. Guadalupe St., have been monitoring electromagnetic signals around the hotel with a Steinhoff’s Electrosmog meter. Both say they have experienced adverse reactions since June 1 and assumed they were due to transmissions from the array of nine antennas hidden in a faux fourth floor atop a portion of the Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta — the latest and largest local effort so far to hide cellphone towers, both from sight and public controversy, in such structures as bell towers, chimneys and metal trees. “I can feel it’s higher in my gallery because my stomach is constantly in kind of an agitated state,” Steinhoff said earlier this month. “So I’m trying to find out how much it has actually gone up and what I can do about it to mitigate it for myself.” Firstenberg said he thought he was having a heart attack on June 1, a Saturday, at his house, about a third of a mile from the hotel. He said he confirmed that the array was in use by checking the electricity use on a new Report cites fraudulent practices, overbilling for mental health services By Russell Contreras The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Fifteen New Mexico providers of mental health and substance abuse services failed to meet standards, overbilled the federal and state government by tens of millions of dollars, and may have taken part in fraudulent activities, according to a new state audit released Monday. New Mexico Human Services Department officials said the audit found “errors and overpayments were so widespread that the business and billing practices of every provider [in the audit] warrants careful scrutiny.” It also found “mismanagement, fraud, waste and abuse” in the treatment of potential suicide victims, including disregard for follow-up care and basic policies. Department Secretary Sidonie Squier said that, as a result of the audit, Medicaid payments would stop immediately to all 15 providers and out-ofstate managers would be brought to New Mexico to manage behavioral health care services for patients. In addition, she said the results of the five-month audit have been forwarded to the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office for further investigation of potential fraud. “New Mexico can’t risk this type of activity,” Squier said in an interview with The Associated Press. The audit did not list the names of the providers targeted. But state officials said they accounted for more than 85 percent of the state’s behavioral health spending. Providers contacted by the AP did not immediately return messages. New Mexico has some of the highest suicide and drug overdose rates in the country, with 19.9 suicides per 100,000 people. The audit also found that providers overbilled taxpayers by $36 million and that the companies’ error billing rates far exceeded the U.S. average. Please see TOweRS, Page A-5 Santa Fean and Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry speaks Monday during the unveiling of the Hometown Hero statue that was made in his image. PHOTOS BY CLYDE MUELLER/THE NEW MEXICAN Military hero swoops in for statue unveiling, ceremony Obituaries Anna Marie Agni, 60, June 16 Roberta Lorraine Gomez (Peña), 49, June 21 Anita Morris Kaune, 79, June 19 Dr. Robert H. Lessard, 77, May 20 Charlotte Valencia-Lindahl, 55, Rio Rancho Stella T. Romero, 90, Santa Fe, June 11 Neil A. Rougemont, 30, June 23 Maria F. Ulibarri, 97, June 23 Father Anthony Vasaturo PAge A-9 A person touches the outstretched stainless steel hand on the statue of Petry after it was unveiled outside City Hall. The Associated Press Mostly sunny and warm. High 91, low 56. PAge B-4 Index Calendar A-2 Classifieds B-5 A fter parachuting onto the field next to the Fort Marcy Recreation Complex on Monday morning, Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry said there’s no better way to see the American flag flying in the wind than to watch one floating to earth while attached to a parachutist. The Santa Fe native and Medal of Honor recipient made his entrance into the downtown area at about 8:20 a.m., dropping from the sky along with retired U.S. Army Special Forces Sgt. John Hart, retired U.S. Navy SEAL Jim Woods and retired U.S. Special Forces Sgt. 1st Class Dana Bowman. Later in the morning, during an hourlong event honoring Petry’s military achievements, dignitaries unveiled a bronze statue of Petry Please see PeTRY, Page A-4 In wake of recession, world’s higher education paths diverge By Didi Tang and Justin Pope Today By Robert Nott The New Mexican CHONGQING, China — On the outskirts of this sprawling megalopolis of 29 million in southwest China stand a pair of college campuses — one representing Comics B-12 Lotteries A-2 education’s past in the world’s most populous country, and the other, perhaps, its future. In its mission and dreary name, the College of Mobile Telecommunications is typical of China’s hundreds of Soviet-era universities: rote learning, hyper-specialization Opinions A-10 Police notes A-9 Editor: Rob Dean, 986-3033, Design and headlines: Kristina Dunham, Please see PATHS, Page A-4 Time Out B-11 Lawyers for the Arts’ summer series “Understanding the ArtistGallery Consignment Agreement,” with Peter Ives, 6 p.m., Santa Fe Arts Commission Community Gallery, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St., no charge, for information email info@ More events in Calendar, A-2 and Fridays in Pasatiempo Michael Hoffman works last month at the University of Farmers Insurance Group offices in Michigan. ‘I want what’s going to be specifically oriented to my career and my career goals,’ he says about a curriculum focused on insurance issues. and a lock-step course of study for all. On a hill above it, surrounding a secluded courtyard, stands Yuanjing Academy, a new experiment with a very different feel. Here, Sports B-1 Pasapick Local Business A-12 Main office: 983-3303 Late paper: 986-3010 PAUL SANCYA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two sections, 24 pages 164th year, No. 176 Publication No. 596-440

Santa Fe New Mexican, June 25, 2013

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