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omest ic Violence Awareness month is here, and Battered Families Ser vices of Gallup hosted their annual Domestic Violence Day. The event featured a walk and candlelight vigil with events held

on Oct. 13 and 14. The walk began at the City of Gallup Police Department along Historic Route 66 and concluded at McKinley County Courthouse Square, where games for the kids and adults were held, along with Zumba demonstrations, dance performances and guest speakers. A free lunch was provided to

the first 250 participants, and according to Willard Eastman, director of Battered Families Services, all went well. “This year was different,” Eastman said. “We had a lady from Santa Fe come down and do the wellness dance. Our speakers talked about a program focusing on children; we even had a cake walk, but we

Participants walk into Courthouse Square during Battered Family Services’ annual Domestic Violence Day weekend Oct. 13 and 14. Photo Credit: Courtesy Battered Families Services

A tree is wrapped at McKinley County Courthouse Square Oct. 13 and 14 in memory of those who lost their lives to domestic violence. Photo Credit: Dee Velasco

A group of attendees during the Oct. 14 candlelight vigil held at the McKinley County Courthouse Square for the Domestic Violence Day event. Photo Credit: Courtesy Battered Families Services

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really wanted to get the word out about domestic violence awareness.” Eastman provided statistics on domestic violence in the Gallup area. He said one out of four calls made to metro dispatch is a

domestic violence-related call. Last year, dispatch received 4,440 calls, and this year, that number has reached 4,678. A night at the shelter is



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School board makes progress on safety issues BOARD DISCUSSES POTENTIAL LOCKDOWNS, ARMED GUARDS

By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent


everal projects regarding school safety were discussed during the superintendent report at the Oct. 16 Gallup-McKinley County Schools board meeting. Tim Bond, assistant superintendent of support services, spoke about monthly meetings held with the district security team and members from

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organizations such as the county response team, the N.M. State Police and Navajo Nation Police among others. Bond said the team is currently working on a memorandum of understanding with Red Rock Security & Patrol on the use of firearms and public announcement protocols. “[The goal is] to make sure information gets where it needs to be,” he said. Bond said in the case of a

potentially dangerous incident such as a lockdown, the current system has students text their parents, who in turn contact the school. This system also includes the use of rally points, a place near each school building where students can exit safely and then be transported by bus if needed. District 1 GMCS board member Kevin Mitchell said the notion of armed guards on school campuses has not been

well received by the public. “[We provide] surveys and education to community on why we want to do this, [but we receive] big negative responses from them,” he said. Mitchell said information is being provided to the public to explain the benefits of having armed guards. Other members of the board were interested in seeing what feedback could be gathered. “I want to see where we can go with it. [To] see what parents think about it,” District 3 board member Priscilla Manuelito said about the survey. The second item for school safety was the implementation of Aiphone systems, which

would provide cameras and door locks for school buildings across the district. Bond said the Aiphone system would be implemented across the district in three phases. The first phase was to


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allup-McK inley Cou nt y Schools Superintendent Mike Hyatt spoke about several recent developments during an Oct. 16 board meeting. Hyatt said Tohatchi was awarded $75,000 for a feasibility study to replace the high school. The next step, he said, is to examine factors that could come into play when the building is replaced. Hyatt said the district was given other resources for renovations and new furniture for several other schools. He cited Crownpoint, Thoreau and Navajo Pine as potential beneficiaries. Hyatt also said a recent lawsuit, in which families and schools sued the state for not providing students with a sufficient education as mandated by the state’s constitution, turned out in favor of the district — the ruling would be the start of finding a solution to fix education funding throughout the state, albeit not until sometime in 2019. The lawsuit challenged the state’s inadequate funding of public schools as well as its failure to provide students with the necessary resources to be college, ca reer a nd civic ready. The state would have until April 15, 2019 to ensure New Mexico schools have the necessary resources to provide sufficient education to be ready for further opportunities. “The judge has ruled in our favor but has required

Gallup-McKinley County Schools Superintendent Mike Hyatt the legislature to satisfy the deficiencies,” Hyatt said in an Oct. 17 written statement. “We will likely see some changes in funding after the 2019 legislative session.” During the meeting, Hyatt listed the educational areas the judge said were insufficiently funded by the state. These included the number of pre-K programs, cultural relevance and social services programs, teacher and staff pay, and professional development sessions. Hyatt also discussed the aftermath of the National Career Pathways Conference, held in Louisville, Ky. on Oct. 11 and 12. He said the conference helped the district begin to use materials in schools that support careers students are interested in. Hyatt said high-school students should receive concrete career skills, and the board would change the way they do things to cater to this need. “We need to do a better job of getting students ready [for a career],” Hyatt said.

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County approves creation of new, extended shooting range CONCERNS ABOUT LIVESTOCK, PEDESTRIAN SAFETY ADDRESSED By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent


he McKinley C o u n t y B o a r d of Commissioners discussed the creation of a new shooting range for the City of Gallup Shooters Range at both the Oct. 2 and Oct. 16 regular meetings. Bernie Gomez spoke for the item on Oct. 2. He said the commission has worked on matters concerning the range in the past. “[We’re] trying to develop another part to draw in outside people,” he said Oct. 2. M a r t i n O’M a l ley, gen eral manager of Gallup Land Partners, said the new range has been approved with GLP as the leaser. At the Oct. 2 meeting, O’Malley asked for a complete property layout that included ample space for ad jacent properties, and which would avoid danger to any potential livestock or walkers on a trail about two miles from the range. “We want some assurances,” O’Malley said. “We’d like to see more detail on what this entails for safety reasons.” The item was tabled at the Oct. 2 meeting to give Gallup Land Partners time to review

the map of the proposed range and ensure the location would be safe enough for livestock and passersby. At the Oct. 16 meeting, Gomez again spoke for the item. He said the range in question would be used for competitions with pistols and short rifles. It would be located next to the current police firing range, a point verified by McKinley County Attorney Doug Decker. Decker said all issues concerning Gallup Land Partners had been addressed. The current range is built on land that was donated by Gamerco & Associates and by Gallup Shooters Inc., which was founded in 2005 with the aim of promoting shooting sports in a safe and convenient location, and educating people about the use of firearms for personal protection, recreational shooting a nd hunting. The item was approved with a 3-0-0 vote.

OTHER ITEMS DISCUSSED AT OCT. 16 MEETING Jami Stueck requested millings be donated by McKinley County for maintenance on 0.6 miles of County Road 14

through the Seewald Estates in Thoreau. The Commission was not able to agree on donating the millings, citing other districts would come forward and demand similar treatment. The motion to approve was not seconded, so the item was struck down. Doug Decker spoke

for f u l l a ppropr i a t ion s from the 2019 New Mexico Legislature for the Detention Reimbursement F und, the P r isoner T ra nspor t a nd Extradition Fund, and the Emergency Medical Services Fund. The goal was to restore each fund to its limit, with room for more. The item was

approved with a 3-0-0 vote. Jeff Irving, county roads superintendent, spoke for Na v a j o Na t io n IGA No. 16-MAR-3713, a partnership fund with the Navajo Nation. The county would get $100,000 to use at its discretion, as long as the work is done on tribal land. The item was approved with a 3-0-0 vote. Resolut ion s for eit her budget increases or loans for groups such as Yah-Ta-Hey Water User Association, White Cliffs Water User Association, W h isper i ng Ceda r s V F D, McKinley County juveniles, and NNDOT were all approved with a 3-0-0 vote.

City approves increase for Church Rock Extension Project By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent


he City of Gallup discussed a budget increase for the Church Rock Lighting Extension Project at the Oct. 9 regular meeting. Gallup Fire Department Chief Eric Babcock spoke for the item. He requested approval for an increase of $90,000 to fund project change orders, with $25,000 of that amount set aside for project contingencies. “[I want to] get this job done and some lights on those streets,” Babcock said during the meeting, adding this is one of many projects he’d like to tend to. Contractor Murphy Builders, Inc. will install approximately 8,100 linear feet of two-and-ahalf-inch conduits, quadruplex aluminum conductors, over two dozen 30-foot-tall street lights and two 200-amp services. The total estimated increase to the original

Gallup Fire Department Chief Eric Babcock. File Photo $115,000 budgeted for the project is $65,000 to be funded through the existing Enterprise Fund Balance, plus $25,000 set aside for project contingencies. Babcock said, with approval, the project would begin early November. The item was approved with a 5-0-0 vote.

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School board behavior focus of public comment By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent


wo parents were given the oppor tunity to speak during the public comment period at the Oct. 16 Gallup-McKinley County Schools board meeting at Tohatchi High School. The first to speak was Andrea Thomas, parent of a Tohatchi High student, who brought up a topic she had discussed in the past, namely she said the board needs to be more professional and respectful of each other. Thomas spoke about the contracts for new lobbyists for GMCS, a topic she said she brought up during the board meeting on Aug. 13. At that meeting, Thomas said the school board should learn to better work together, and that it was a shame state and city government officials are making decisions for the school district when the board should be capable of doing so themselves. On Oct. 16, Thomas said the contract should have a just cause behind it, adding that the move for lobbyists is looking like an opportunity for personal gain for

the school board. She said the behavior and actions of the school board have a domino effect on the rest of the district. “It goes down to our kids, schools and students,” She said. Thomas also said her daughter had to write a paper on groupthink as part of a college course, and her daughter wrote about the school board. The conclusion drawn from her daughter’s assignment, Thomas said, was that salary increases, lack of experience and personal interactions come before student interests for the school board. “[Stop the] groupthink with outside people who should not be involved,” Thomas said. “Let the school board worry about the schools and students.” Meanwhile, Rebecca Nez, who also has children in Tohatchi schools, spoke, too. She said students and children have much to overcome before graduation. “There is a bullying epidemic infesting our schools,” she said. “They never get a chance to accomplish things.” She said bullying is already an uphill battle for parents, teachers

and learning advocates, but it’s made more complicated since much of the bad behavior comes from the board. “All we hear is bullying from adults, [as in] the board, at an adult level,” Nez said. Nez said she was selected to work with the New Mexico Public Education Department, and when she was asked by the New Mexico Secretary of State about her school board’s behavior, Nez called the situation an embarrassment. “Can you imagine how ashamed I felt?” she asked. Nez said the board should use the energy to battle bullying at all the district schools instead of acting poorly toward one another, and to leave opportunities for personal gain out of the picture. “Focus on your main job: the future and education of our children,” she said. “Remember why you wanted to be on the board. The children’s futures are in your hands.” When asked for a response from the district, Hyatt said an official statement would be released in the near future. As of press time, the Sun had not received a statement.

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both of Albuquerque, were killed in the crash and pronounced deceased on scene by the Office of the Medical Investigator. NTSB and FAA investigators were on scene Oct. 17 to investigate the crash. Inquiries into the cause of the crash should be made to federal investigators.   

Black-masked suspect robs gas station WEAPON LOOKED LIKE SHOTGUN Staff Reports

OPIOID | FROM PAGE 8 reports: Patients receiving high dose opioid prescriptions decreased by 17 percent over the past year. Patients with prescriptions for both opioids and benzodiazepines decreased by 19 percent. Mixing opioids with other medications like benzodiazepine tranquilizers such as Xanax or Valium increase a patient’s risk of overdose. Patients receiving controlled substance prescriptions from four or more practitioners or filling them at four or more pharmacies decreasing by 28 percent. The use of opioids and benzodiazepines is a major risk factor for overdose and often a starting point for illicit drug use, long-term use, and addiction. Declines in these measures reflect progress in addressing the issue of drug overdose in New Mexico.  NMDOH recently reported a 4 percent decline in death rates due to overdose of commonly prescribed opioids such

as oxycodone in 2017 compared to 2016. In addition, deaths due to heroin decreased by 9 percent and deaths due to synthetic opioids such as fentanyl decreased by 6 percent over the same time period. “The policy interventions we have made as a state aim to end this drug epidemic and reduce the tragic loss of life in New Mexico,” Department of Health Cabinet Secretary Lynn Gallagher said. “Our concentrated efforts to reduce opioid over-prescribing is ultimately improving our ability to identify and offer help to those at risk.” In July, Martinez and the NMDOH announced the launch of There Is Another Way, a statewide campaign educating both patients and caregivers about safer pain management options and alternative pain management strategies. In addition, the New Mexico Human Services Department uses A Dose of Reality social media campaign. The campaign is a series of smaller campaigns focused on spreading awareness of opioid abuse prevention, of the

various statistics related to Opioid Use Disorder, the path of treatment and recovery, and to encourage opioid users and friends or family to keep naloxone on-hand in order to potentially save a life. Since 2013, the state has distributed over 70,000 nalaxone kits statewide. HSD reports 385 overdose reversals due to administration of naloxone from the first quarter 2017 to the first quarter of 2018. For information on opioid prescribing and the use of the PMP, access the full quarterly prescribing measures report at: www. nmhealth.org/data/view/ substance/2168/.


he McKinley County S he r i f f ’s O f f ic e is investigating a n Oc t . 15 a r med robbery of a gas station in Thoreau. Deputy Johnson Lee said he wa s dispatched to the Gia nt St at ion i n T horeau just after midnight because of an alarm going off at the business. As Lee was driving there, Metro Dispatch reportedly told him they were having trouble contacting the store. Just before he arrived at the station, he received word that someone at the business said they were robbed by a man carrying a shotgun and

wearing a black mask. A f ter i nter v iew i ng t he three clerks at the store, Lee learned the suspect began walking south after he was g iven t he c a sh f rom t he register. Lee and another deputy were able to follow the suspect’s footprints for a short distance, but lost them when the suspect began to walk on pavement. Later, when he watched the video surveillance, Lee said he saw the suspect walk up to the door and pull out a pipe, holding it in such a way that it looked like a shotgun. The suspect was described as a Native American male about 5-foot-9 and weighing about 190 pounds.

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By Sarah Pierpont New Mexico Recycling Coalition Executive Director


he New Mex ico Recycling Coalition is pleased to announce the 2018 New Mexico Recycling Awards winners. Since 2002, NMRC has recognized individuals, businesses and communities that work to reduce waste and support recycling and composting in New Mexico. The recycling awards were presented on Sept. 25 at the New Mexico Recycling and Solid Waste Conference: Local Actions for Global Markets that took place at the Albuquerque Marriott Uptown. The conference brought together over 200 individuals working in recycling and solid waste and representing rural and urban municipalities,

counties, federal entities, universities, tribes, solid waste associations and businesses. Topics included best practices in both recycling and solid waste management, such as the reducing contamination at the curb and drop-off centers, development of domestic recycling markets, the evolving composition of recyclables and waste, safety, recycling as strategic planning, landfill gas management and more. Highlights of Recycling Facility of the Year Winner: Nor t h We st New Mex ico Regional Solid Waste Authority. T h i s recycl i ng hub i n McKinley County, New Mexico is an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-funded hub and spoke system that began in early 2012 and the program kicked off with record high recycling that year. The recycling center (hub) and landfill at Thoreau is

NWNMRSWA’s new recycling facility located at Red Rocks Landfill in Thoreau was funded through a 2017 New Mexico Environment Department Recycling and Illegal Dumping grant. Photo Credit: Courtesy operated by the Northwest New Mexico Regional Solid Waste Authority, which services Cibola and McKinley Counties and is fed by over 20 spoke locations, all of which are staffed to control contamination issues. N W N M R S WA c o l l e c t s source separated material, but has comingled plastic #1

and #2 plastics, for ease of operations. Recently, the Solid Waste Authority has added additional collection sites to its program, providing containers to local schools and received a 2016 RAID grant to purchase collection containers for the University of New Mexico’s Gallup campus.

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Weekly Police Activity Reports Staff Reports

BOY BEATEN 9/29, Gallup GPD Officer Joe Roanhorse investigated a reported assault on a 16-year-old Gallup boy on Sept. 29. The boy returned home about 5 pm and said he was walking home from a friend’s house in the Indian Hills section of town when three adults who appeared to be intoxicated attacked him

RECYCLING | FROM PAGE 10 McKinley Paper to develop new relationships/markets for not only their cardboard and mixed paper, but also their plastics. They have increased the amount of money received for their material over the past year by developing this relationship and continuing to produce high quality bales of recyclables. This is all despite the current market challenges brought on by China’s recent ban on imported scrap material earlier this year. The commitment from Billy Moore, Gary Ford and the solid waste authority to provide recycling services to their residents is a key component of their success.

and hit him several times near Olivia Park. The juvenile had dried blood on his face, his checks were swollen and there was a laceration on his left cheek. He told Roanhorse he had not been drinking. He was taken to the hospital and when Roanhorse later visited him there, he was reportedly told by doctors that the youth was found to have been drinking. His parents told Roanhorse they thought he had been beaten up by his friends. No arrests were made.

Billy was transported to the hospital after complaining of injuries to his wrist, but these were found to have occurred long before the fight. Billy was then reportedly transported to the county jail and charged with two counts of aggravated battery.

9/28, Gallup A Naschitti woman was given a criminal summons for abandonment of a child after she left

her 10-year-old daughter alone at a Wendy’s, 985 U.S. 491, in Gallup. Employees at the restaurant said they saw the girl sitting at a table with no adult and after half an hour, they called police. They told police the girl had been with an older woman who left her there. When they talked to the girl, police said she refused to give them any information because she was afraid of getting her mother in trouble. But one employee said he knew the woman’s first name as Sunni, but not


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her last. At that point, the girl told police her mother’s name was Sunni Henry and she had gotten into a fight with her stepfather at the restaurant. The stepfather allegedly left in his vehicle, and her mother told her she was going to see where her stepfather was and would be right back. Police then tried without success to contact Henry, 42, and eventually took the girl to her grandparents’ home. Police later learned Henry was in a trailer at the Western Skies Trailer Park, and when they went to talk to her, she was found asleep. Henry was given a court summons at that time. of stakeholders, communities, businesses, schools and grassroots activists to help build sustainable and efficient recycling programs. To learn more, visit www.recyclenewmexico. com. Visit the NM Recycling Directory to find out what and where to recycle in your community: www.recyclenewmexico.com. Find out what and where to recycle in McKinley and Cibola Counties at www.nwnmrswa.com.

Man arrested for aggravated battery of elder Staff Reports


Prew itt ma n wa s arrested for aggravated battery at the Gallup Flea Market after he reportedly began to act strangely and then, for no apparent reason, walked up to an elderly woman and shoved her to the ground. T he McK i n ley Cou nt y Sheriff’s Office said Milton Cornfield, 59, was detained by a security guard until police arrived. Witnesses told deputies they observed Cornfield sitting NEWS

at a table at the flea market at about noon. They said he was intoxicated, talking to himself and cussing, according to a police report. A f t er a few m i nut e s , Cornfield reportedly got up and walked to the serving line, where he shoved an elderly woman on the shoulder, which caused her to collide with the metal chairs and fall facedown onto the ground. The victim received cuts and lacerations to her face. Cornfield was transported to the county jail and gave no statements to deputies. Gallup Sun • Friday October 19, 2018


WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports Nora Bahe Oct. 12, 11:36 pm Aggravated DWI McKinley C o u n t y Sher i ff ’s O f f i c e D e p u t y Johnson Lee was dispatch to a residence in Yah-ta-hey in connection with a report of a woman yelling. When he arrived at the location, he met with a woman who said the yeller was her sisterin-law, Nora Bahe, 33, of Yahta-hey, who she said had left in her car while intoxicated. The woman described the car Bahe was driving and Lee said he met up with another deputy to make plans to look for her. But as they were talking, Lee said he saw a car approaching that matched the description of the one Bahe was driving. The car reportedly parked

behind the police unit and the driver admitted she was Bahe. She also admitted she had been drinking, but when Lee asked her to step out if her vehicle, she refused. Lee said he had to ask her several times, and when she continued to refuse, he and the other deputy took her by the arm to get her out of the car. Once out of the vehicle, Bahe agreed to take a field sobriety test, which she failed. She was then arrested. She later agreed to take a breath alcohol test and posted samples of .18 and .17. She was also charged with having an open liquor container in her vehicle. William Draper Jr. Sept. 29, 1:47 am Aggravated DWI (2nd offense) Gallup P o l i c e Department Patrolma n P a t r ic k L a rgo sa id he was

dispatched to the area of U.S. Highway 491 and Maloney Avenue because of a suspected dr unk driver who repor tedly almost ran head-on into another vehicle. When Largo arrived at the area, he noticed the vehicle and saw a Ramah Navajo Police Department unit following it. The vehicles reportedly entered the American Plaza parking lot. Largo drove up to the vehicle, and while the Ramah officer approached the car from the passenger side, he did so from the driver’s side. There, he saw Draper, 59, of Page, Ariz., who reportedly showed signs of intoxication. It turned out the vehicle he almost hit head-on was the Ramah police unit, which turned around and began to follow him. Draper agreed to take a field sobriety test and failed. He was arrested for DWI and entering the wrong lane. Later, he agreed to take a breath alcohol test and blew samples of .17 and .16.

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AWARENESS | FROM PAGE 4 given to domestic violence victims in need of a safe place to stay, and this year, a total of 6,000 shelter nights were offered so far. Eastman said the number of nights is dependent on need. “The word is getting out for the assistance, which is positive,” he said. “But only if they are willing to get out of the situation they’re in and make that call.” On the evening of Oct. 14, a “Remember My Name” candlelight vigil was held in memory of those who have lost their lives to domestic violence. Eastman said more fundraising events are scheduled, including a “Spa Day” set for

SAFETY ISSUES | FROM PAGE 5 inspect the current cameras and phones in each school, and ensure they are functioning properly. This step was completed by the time of the meeting. The second phase was to install additional cameras and to upgrade the security systems in the central office. This step should have been completed by Oct. 12, Bond said. The third phase was to add the Aiphone system to secondary schools, such as Lincoln Elementary School. Bond said this phase was around 60-percent complete by the time of the meeting, and the whole phase should be finished sometime in November. Bond a lso d iscussed upgrades to the current school security systems. The upgrades included several examinations of the current systems. Bond said five different teams worked through each building. The teams included school staff and eventually first responders for safety. These walkthroughs helped to identify the needs of the school.

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Nov. 5 at the University of New Mexico-Gallup Cosmetology Classroom, from 11 am to 7 pm. Participants receive a facial/manicure for $5, and all proceeds benefit Battered Families Services. And this holiday season, BFS will also host its annual Festival of Trees at the Rio West Mall. Eastman said he’s excited about the event. “We’re really looking forward to it and glad we are doing it this year,” he said. “We really want this to be a huge success, as we’re hoping proceeds come in to help out Battered Families.” For domestic voilence crises, call Battered Families, 24-hours a day: (505) 722-7483. For information on how you can help, call: (505) 722-6389. Once those needs were identified, the district sent applications to the Public School Capital Outlay Council for capital funding. Bond said out of 288 applications from across the state, 223 applications were funded. This number included 25 schools from GMCS, Bond said. The district then received close to $1 million from state funding, which was then used for equipment like new radios, fencing, door replacements, systems for site access control, more cameras and reinforced windows.


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OPINIONS Lowest-income NM taxpayers pay 1.8 times the wealthiest By Sharon Kayne NM Voices for Children Communications Director


LBUQUERQUE — A new study released O c t . 17 b y t h e Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy finds that the lowest-income New Mexicans pay a state and local tax rate that is almost double what the state’s wealthiest residents pay as a share of their income. The study, Who Pays? A

Distributional Analysis of the Tax Systems in All 50 States, analyzes tax systems in all 50 states. The analysis evaluates all major state and local taxes, including personal and corporate income taxes, property taxes, sales, and other excise taxes. “Taxes are the way we accomplish great things for our state – build our schools and infrastructure, provide health care and public safety, and more,” said James Jimenez, executive director of New

Mexico Voices for Children, which partnered with ITEP on the report release. “These systems and services underpin our economy and improve our quality of life. We all need to do our part to support them, but our current state tax system ensures that those who can afford to pay the most actually pay the least.” New Mexico’s tax system is considered regressive because the lower one’s income, the higher one’s effective tax rate. This is in part because


New Mexico, like most other states, relies more heavily on sales and excise taxes to raise revenue and less on personal income taxes, which tend to be more progressive (meaning the higher one’s income, the higher one’s effective personal income tax rate). Effective tax rates by income level can be found on the attached fact sheet. The report also ranks the states on how regressive their tax systems are. New Mexico is ranked 19th worst in the nation. The report cites New

Mexico’s large deduction for capital gains income and the lack of an estate or inheritance tax as two of the reasons its tax system is regressive. “New Mexico’s tax system actually increases income i nequa l it y, a nd t he t r ickle-down tax cuts of the past 15 yea rs have only added to this problem,” Jimenez said. “The next governor and Legislature need to take this



The Sun enters Scorpio on Oct. 23 and a Full Moon reveals all on Oct. 24. All in all, just in time for Halloween. This should be an interesting few weeks. Passionate and misunderstood Scorpio is the quiet and hidden danger lurking in the deep. Madame G recommends you tread carefully with this one. Be honest! Be true to yourself! Speak softly and carry a large stick.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

The only way to move on is to move forward. You can’t get to your destination if you’re looking in the rearview mirror. Do your best to reach your goals, but don’t get stuck on the details. Jeff Bazos said: “Be clear on vision and flexible on details.” You don’t have to know how you’ll get there, if you keep on trucking on — you’ll get there. Good luck!

Good luck! This is going to be a bumpy ride. But if you keep on pushing, you’ll get there. It just might take a while. But the beauty of not knowing the outcome is that you’ll be able to experience an entire world with fresh eyes. You may discover yourself in ways you’d never imagined. You may in fact see things that are better than your own imagination.

The shadow side of any sign is a warning of potentially harmful behavior. Libras have a talent for balance and weighing both sides of an argument. But it’s easy to focus on one side in order to balance rather than seek the truth and actual justice. Don’t get trapped in your own ideas. Give everyone else a chance to speak and go from there.

The only real fear is inaction. Take action. Don’t allow yourself to get stuck where everyone is stuck. Don’t get lost where everyone is lost. Be a leader. Take responsibility. Take accountability. Think it through and take action. GO!

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) What can you do? Instead of focusing on the details, take a moment to stop and look around. Look at the beauty around you. This is the world we have now, as it is, not as it could be, should be, or will be. This is the world as it is. Understand that you can only change so many things, but those things may very well be significant.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) This is the world of the future. There is no other time but now. Stop looking to an unknown world to be perfect. Enjoy what you have. Live, laugh and love! Give real meaning to these three words so they come to life in you. That’s all you really need to know. OPINIONS

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Slowing down is not giving up. Focus on the world around you and enjoy what you see. Slowing down is not giving up. Have you ever noticed how a puppy flops around, out of control in its limbs? Adult dogs have more control. They’re reserved in their movements and take fewer steps. They have the benefit of age and wisdom to help them slow down and enjoy everything. Enjoy!

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Don’t give up now! You’re just barely getting started. You can do this. First one step then another step, then another and then keep going. You’ve got this. As Phillip Sweet said, “Stay true to yourself, yet always be open to learn. Work hard, and never give up on your dreams, even when nobody else believes they can come true but you. These are not cliches but real tools you need no matter what you do in life to stay focused on your path.”

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) The time of Scorpio is NOW. Enjoy! Should you need a little inspiration, try this from Eckhart Tolle: “Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment... Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life — and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.”

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Do no harm! You can’t avoid not hurting anyone in this life. You may have killed an ant or the bugs that live on your eyelashes, but that doesn’t mean we can’t aim to be better human beings. In fact, if you spend the rest of your life trying to be a better person— you’ll have lived a good life. So yeah, do that.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You can do this. You can’t give up on others even if you feel like it. They may seem awfully hopeless at the moment, but they are not without their own problems. Take care of yourself and do what you can to help others. You’ll find that life is a lot easier then.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Don’t focus on yourself this month. It’s time you stepped up and took the lead. It might seem scary, but you can do it. Don’t derail things just to be contrary. Do everything with a purpose and you’ll live longer and healthier. Here’s how Albert Schweitzer put it, “The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” Good luck!

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NM TAXPAYERS | FROM PAGE 13 repor t into account when they consider any changes to the tax code.” The child advocacy organization has long advocated for the state to close the capital gains tax deduction and use the proceeds to increase the Working Families Tax Credit, which helps working families with children make ends meet. Among other changes, it is also advocating for a state

Child Tax Credit, and a more progressive personal income tax, to improve economic equity and opportunity for New Mexico families. As the Who Pays? study shows, broad-based graduated personal income taxes are the most equitable way to raise revenue. There’s also a more practical reason for New Mexico and all states to be concerned about regressive tax structures, according to ITEP. If the nation fails to address growing income inequality,

states will have difficulty raising the revenue they need over time. The more income that goes to the wealthy (and the lower a state’s overall tax rate on the wealthy), the slower a state’s revenue grows over time – meaning fewer opportunities for everyday New Mexican families for making strides for their families. T h e ITEP repor t i s available for download at: www.itep.org/ wp-content/uploads/whopays-ITEP-2018.pdf



ne year left to graduate high school, a young woman with t he whole world i n f ront of her w it h endless dreams and potential – dreams of not only serving in the U.S. Navy and commanding ships but to ultimately become one of the most powerful women – takes a quick turn to becoming a prisoner – a victim of domestic violence, forced to be submissive. For t he nex t 17 yea r s and counting, she becomes focused solely on sur vival simply because of a boy who charms his way through a ta ngled web of lies, their children, and a slowly progressing legal system that fails to recognize and protect the victims of domestic violence post-divorce from the abuse of what I call, “DNA privilege.” Because domestic violence is repetitive and endurance-based, it does not end when the marriage ends. To understand where the laws have failed the victims

in my story, we go back to 2009. I divorced my abuser at the age of 25, after eight long years of suffering where I was simply existing … not truly living. I am now 34, but the abuse has not stopped. D u r i n g t he p a s t n i ne years, I have been awarded sole legal and sole physical custody of the children, who have already been granted a la st na me cha nge. T he estranged “father” has provided no financial support a nd a ny relat ion sh ip t he children once had with him has completely disintegrated. Two of the children don’t even know who this person is and, thus, he is no different than a stranger at Walmart. Th is estra nged pa rent, who suffers from an underlying psychological condition, who has disappeared for multiple years at a time and commits crimes, is allowed to return whenever it’s convenient and petition the courts to request a change in the

c u r rent pa rent i ng pl a n s, which would be disruptive t o t he ch i ld r en’s ment a l and emotional stability. He can do this simply because these legal venues are open to him, and they allow him to continue to exploit his DNA privilege in an effort to ensure the victims remain his prisoners. His claim to the children is based solely on the fact that they are connected by DNA. There is more to being a pa r ent t h a n pr ov id i n g genetic material and we need to start looking at our children as children and not as property. This DNA privilege comes before the rights and protections of the children simply because no laws are in place to protect the victims from this form of domestic abuse. Domest ic v iolence is repet it ive a nd endu ra nce b a s e d . A n a bu s e r f i n d s



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“Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.” John 17:17-18 (ESV) In Jesus’ final hours, He prays for His disciples (those who follow Him with their lives). We can learn from this prayer Jesus’ priorities from what he asks of His Father in Heaven. In our modern world, we seldom use the term “sanctify” or “sacred,” and it would help if we understood it better. To “sanctify” something is “to set apart for a sacred [holy] purpose,” “to make it free from sin.” Yet this still leaves the word a little foreign to us. Therefore, let us consider a similar example from the medical world as an analogy. We generally think of germs as being bad, possibly causing illness and death. Therefore, when surgery is performed or perhaps when someone is sick, we seek to STERILIZE those things that come in contact with wounds, incisions and the ill. We seek to eliminate ALL germs by sterilizing the object by boiling, steam, alcohol, radiation and other means. In a sense, being SANCTIFIED is like being STERILIZED of all sin rather than germs. However, the purpose of sterilizing our sin is not to protect God, but to protect us, as God’s presence and

Gallup Christian Church Pastor Bill Emmerling purposes cannot tolerate SIN. If we are not cleansed from our sin, it means OUR destruction, not God’s. So, when we are set aside, sanctified in truth, our sin is removed that we might be welcome in God’s presence, and that we might be used by Him. Notice His word, His Truth, sanctifies us. Jesus also says that His followers are sent into the world. They are to be separate from the world, contrasting the world in that they are to sinless (only possible through Jesus’ sacrifice). They are also to be sent as Jesus was sent by the Father. Jesus states in John 3:17 his reason for being here: “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.”


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COMMUNITY Fourth Annual ‘Bowl for Ronnie James Dio’ set to roll through California ROCK STAR’S WIFE WENDY DIO CHATS WITH THE ‘SUN’

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ancer is one disease that does not discr i m i nate aga i n st gender, race or color. It’s affected everyone in some way or another, and takes the young and the old, the rich and poor, the famous and ordinary. It knows no bounds and impacts every part of our lives — even in the music world. To rock fans, Ronnie James Dio was the pinnacle of the heav y meta l genre — his bands Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven and Hell are everyday names in the rock world; his vocal range was like no other; and his iconic “horns up” finger gesture is widely known today. On Nov. 13, 2009, Ronnie James Dio was diagnosed with gastric cancer, and on May 16, 2010, the star lost his battle to the disease. After the legendary rock singer’s death, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund was formed in his memory, and a “Bowl for Ronnie” Celebrity Charity Bowling Tournament is held

in October to raise funds for cancer research. This year, the event will bring out several celebrity rockers and will take place Oct. 25 at the Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, Calif. The Sun had the recent honor of speaking with Wendy Dio, wife of the late rock star Ronnie James Dio.

PART ONE OF A TWO PART INTERVIEW Sun: First off Wendy, my deepest condolences on the loss of your husband, and second, it’s an honor to be speaking with you and thank you for doing this. Dio: You’re ver y much welcome, and thank you for allowing me to talk about this event. Sun: Tell me, how did this all began — did it begin with you? Dio: Actually, it did. We decided to have a memorial on Ron’s fifth year of passing, and then I found that there were people coming from Sweden, from back east, and

everywhere. Well, they’re in town and we should put on something for them to do for the weekend. Ronnie was an avid bowler and he actually won an award from the T.J. Martell Foundation for Cancer in the ‘80s when we were doing a fundraiser for them. So, we thought we’ll do a bowling [event] on Friday, memorial on Saturday, and a ride for Ronnie on Sunday. It took off so well, we decided to keep those two as annual events, the bowling in October and the ride in May. Sun: Wow, that’s so awesome. I had no idea Ronnie was a bowler. Dio: He’s actually pretty good at bowling and a really good table-tennis player, too. We should have a tournament on that, too, another time. Sun: Now, I can understa nd the rock sta rs who played with him coming out and supporting this event, but were there those who came whose lives were impacted by cancer? Dio: Yes, I think these days, there’s not anyone who doesn’t know somebody that has passed away from cancer,

The “Roundhill” team, from left to right: Radio Host Eddie Trunk, Tammy Lester, Wendy Dio, Mark Abbatista, Mark Ferrari, Jeff Scott Soto and Fred Coury. Photo Credit: Courtesy Wendy Dio COMMUNITY

The ‘Bowl for Ronnie Celebrity Bowling Tournament’ fundraiser will be held in California Oct. 25. Photo Credit: Courtesy Wendy Dio it’s a horrible disease. We’re working with UCLA to try to find a swab test, that would give early detection for men’s cancer, like stomach cancer, colon ca ncer a nd pa ncre atic cancer. We’re very much behind this and have already given them $100,000 so far and will be presenting them with another check next May. We’ve raised over $2 million so far. Sun: Now, t h i s i s t he four th year for the event, right? Did it just take off from the start? Dio: Yes, it is. It was just a start and it’s grown every year. More and more celebrities get involved. We had Jack Black bowl one year, and radio host Eddie Trunk has always been the host for us. We have an online auction going on right now to win a spot on

the celebrity team, which is always a fun thing. It’s a fun evening for people mixing with celebrities. We have pizza and drinks for them, awards and raffles. It’s such a good cause to raise money and awareness for cancer. Sun: Wow, that is so cool. I’m glad you mentioned awareness, whether over there in Southern California or here in New Mexico — we have to strive for it. Dio: I think that the more people do the awareness, maybe one day, we can find the cure. Although sometimes, I’m worried about the pharmaceutical companies, if they want to find a cure, because everything is so expensive. It’s a big business for them, that’s why


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Five-time pro Bowler Anthony Miller stops in Gallup FORMER NFL WIDE RECEIVER VISITS WITH LOCAL FANS By Dee Velasco For the Sun

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his month, a 10-minute escape room, presented by the Gallup Repertory Theater, comes to town with the theme: Can you escape the doll factory? The story is this: For years, the Dollmaker has been growing more and more reclusive, obsessed with creating the perfect living doll. You and your group find yourselves trapped in his workshop, with only 10 minutes to escape before he returns and decides to u se YOU for h is nex t experiment! And the question is: Will you get out in time? Date and Time: Oct. 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 and 31. Time slots open every 15 minutes from 6-10 pm, and the Escape

Room doors open at 5:30 pm for registrations. Place: 111 S. 2nd Street, Gallup Cost: $10 per person. This Escape Room is a project of Gallup Repertory Theater, and all funds raised will go toward producing the 2018-2019 season of plays. Tickets: Stop by 111 S. 2nd street at the above dates and times to sign up, or buy tickets online at facebook.com/galluprep OR galluprep.org. Age suitable for 12 and up, but it is recommended that all minors be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. T he t h r e e t e a m s / p e o ple to escape in the fastest time will be awarded a prize, and everyone who signs up will be entered in a raff le drawing. Visit: www.galluprep.org.

ormer five-time pro B ow le r L aw r e n c e Anthony Miller made a stop in Gallup to greet enthused football fans of all ages Oct. 13. Fans had the chance to meet Miller at a live radio broadcast at Amigo Chevrolet, 1900 S. 2nd St. Miller is a former professional National Football League wide receiver who played for the Sa n Diego Chargers, the Denver Broncos and the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at the University of Tennessee, which launched his 10-year professional football career. Miller, who currently lives in Southern California, said he thoroughly enjoyed every minute of his football career — and he said he also enjoyed his recent visit to Gallup. “I’ve been around town and seen the places here,” he said. “I’ve driven through many times on my way to

Albuquerque, but this is my first time ever in Gallup.” Miller said, occassionally, he shares his experience with kids at football camps, which are often put on by former football players Miller’s worked with in his career. But these days, Miller’s wrapped up with his own kids in their sports, which he said keeps him busy. “I have a 12-year-old as well as a 13-year-old that play basketball and soccer year round,” he said. “They keep me pretty busy and it’s fun to spend time with them now. Earlier in my career, I was always on the road and I didn’t get to do that.” When asked about memorable times with specific teams, Miller said each team he played with has a specific memory that has made his career as a wide receiver special. “They were all memorable moments, I can remember catching the winning touchdown with the Chargers beating the Cleveland Browns,” he said. “I remember on a Monday night, winning against the Philadelphia Eagles with

Professional NFL football player Anthony Miller greets fans at Amigo Chevrolet in Gallup Oct. 13. Photo Credit: Dee Velasco


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a nother touchdown catch with the Cowboys, also with the Broncos playing against the Cowboys and scoring three touchdowns against them. I have nothing to complain about; it’s a blessing to play 10 years and to achieve some of the goals. I’m happy.” Millennium Media, Inc. Genera l Ma nager Sa m my Chioda was pleased to have Miller at the Oct. 13 event. “It’s a privilege anytime you have somebody of caliber like Anthony Miller to come into the community,” Chioda said. “He was so generous meeting with the Charger fans, the Broncos and the Cowboy fans here today.” Dallas Cowboys fan Will Calabaza was thrilled to meet Miller and said it was an honor to see him and shake his hand. “I couldn’t believe I got to see him and get an autographed picture,” Calabaza said. “He was so really nice and cool. I had a lot of questions for him, like how he got his start in football and all that. I only wished I had brought my football for him to sign.”

Anthony Miller autographs pictures for enthused football fanatics during an Amigo Chevrolet event Oct. 13 in Gallup. Photo Credit: Dee Velasco COMMUNITY

‘First Man’ is great in space…Yet the human drama doesn’t reach same heights RATING: «« OUT OF «««« RUNNING TIME: 141 MINUTES By Glenn Kay For the Sun


ost people know of astronaut Neil Armstrong as the first person to step foot on the moon. However, less are aware of the incredible work and dedication it took to get there. Director Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash) chronicles the man’s story in the biopic, First Man. The film expertly recreates the tension and peril that all of these explorers face as they head into the sky. Sadly, the human drama isn’t nearly as engrossing. The movie begins, following Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) as an aerospace engineer already engaged in testing equipment. After his young daughter succumbs to weakened health following a brain tumor diagnosis, he applies for a NASA position and becomes determined to help advance the country’s space program. Over the next several years, he works tirelessly on dangerous missions, often frustrating and upsetting wife Janet (Claire Foy). After several years, Armstrong is assigned his most dangerous and potentially significant mission of landing on the moon and walking on its surface. The flight sequences are compelling. From the opening sequence, in which a test flight results in the pilot’s craft bouncing off the atmosphere, the film captures the innate danger involved. For much of the feature, the camera is kept within the cockpit with Armstrong seeing only what is visible through the glass (with the exception of the finale). This works well to create a sense of confined space and claustrophobia, even as the characters venture out into space. The movie makes the most of these sequences over the course of the story numerous problems are encountered. COMMUNITY

“First Man,” starring Ryan Gosling as astronaut Neil Armstrong never really lifts off in the human-drama realm. Photo Credit: Universal Pictures Ever y moment appears to threaten the lives of these astronauts. Yet, while the film excels on a technical level when the characters are in orbit, the human drama leaves a lot more to be desired. Gosling portrays Armstrong likely as he was. Qualities portrayed include a muted personality and severe stoicism. This was a quiet man who clearly didn’t enjoy ta lking or expressing his thoughts and feelings, even to his wife. As a result, the character comes across as, well, more than a little stiff. To counterbalance this quality, the feature explains that the tragic death of his daughter may have caused him to shy away from others even within his own clan. Still, it seems a bit flimsy. His brief interactions with blunt personalities like Buzz Aldrin (Corey Stoll) end up making one wish the film had included more contrasting personalities. U lt i m at ely, t he mov ie doesn’t do much to truly get inside his head. The conf lict that grows between Armstrong and Janet appears equally muted and dramatically flat. Oddly enough, conversations between the lead and his fellow astronauts as well

as with family are shot from an intimate perspective not unlike the missions themselves. Perhaps the director

was attempting to maintain a feeling of intimacy with his adventurers, but it becomes a distraction as the camera

always appears to be inches away from the lead’s face, whether we’re flying to the moon or sitting with him at a table. The final images on the moon finally open up the frame and show some sense of scope, as well as try to give an emotional release for Armstrong. By this point, we’re so distanced from the central characters that the accomplishment itself doesn’t reach the emotional heights that it should. Anyone who is a space enthusiast or who wants to get a sense of what it might be like sitting in a confined aircraft will find some tense and captivating moments when the astronauts are striving into the unknown. It’s just a little unfortunate that the human drama featured in First Man never really lifts off and takes viewers to the same heights. V i s i t : w w w . CinemaStance.com

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‘The Hate U Give’ is a must-see for young adults RATING: ««« OUT OF «««« RUNNING TIME: 132 MINUTES By Glenn Kay For the Sun


y now, we’ve come to expect certain common themes and subject matter in young adult film adaptations. In fact, so many are dystopian science-fiction dramas that many of them fuse together, at least in my mind. The Hate U Give takes a very different approach, dealing with real, topical and at times, shocking subject matter. It’s also remarkably effective and stands out as a picture that teenagers would be well advised to see. The story revolves around S t a r r C a r t e r (A m a n d l a Stenberg), a 16-year-old black girl who travels from her home in a low-class community to a high school in an upper-class, mostly white neighborhood. The film shows how she presents two different versions of herself, one to those in her area and another when she’s around her classmates. After attending a party and reconnecting with childhood friend Khalil (Algee Smith), he offers to drive her home. While heading back, they are pulled over by police. Without warning, violence erupts, ending in tragedy. Starr

Starring Amabdka Stenberg and Algee Smith, “The Hate U Give” examines and discusses racism, standing up against oppression and dealing with the trials of those affected by the acts of those in power. Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox must deal with an incredible loss and decide whether or not to testify against the officers before the grand jury. Her actions ultimately have ramifications not only at home, but at school and throughout the entire region. That’s a lot of weight for a kid to carry and the movie doesn’t shy away from any of the grimmer aspects. Starr’s father Maverick (Russell Hornsby) an ex-Black Panther, warns her about the racism black people face in America and what her actions could result in. Starr’s police office uncle Carlos (Common) offers a more conservative perspective. And local gang leader King (Anthony Mackie)

expresses his desire for her to keep quiet (which eventually turns to threats), simply because it may put pressure on him. All of those around offer advice, but much of it is contradictory. And while all of this is occurring, the lead attempts to keep it all separate from her school life. However, she’s forced to listen in on her friend’s perspective on the event, leading to more conflict. This is incredible drama for a teen film and the movie features strong performances from the entire cast. It all hinges on the lead performance, and Stenberg does an astounding job. She carries the movie with ease, deftly

handling humor, grief and anger with every scene. There are also some great bits with the adults in her life as she attempts to process what to do next. Events do boil over as protest groups hit the streets a nd confrontations a r ise. Again, it’s surprising to see a film deal with such events in an intense yet thoughtful manner. And there are a few funny comments between family members that add a little levity to the otherwise serious tone. A conversation between Starr and her father

about Harry Potter as a metaphor for gang culture certainly earns a smile. Admittedly, it isn’t perfect. A couple of characters are simply drawn and there is one overall aspect that throws things off a bit towards the end. While there is no closure on Khalil’s passing, Starr gets off much easier when the various factions in her life butt heads and come together on the verge of violence. Ultimately, personal life is tied up fairly resolutely and quickly, which seems a bit difficult to believe given the very realistic tone after what occurs to friend Khalil. Still, this is a minor complaint and it’s surprising how much of the film works effectively. In fact, this is all the more impressive given that the movie deals with so much and is spread over a lengthy running time. It’s remarkable how well the screenplay examines and discusses important issues like racism and standing up against oppression, not to mention dealing with the trials of those affected by the heinous acts of those in power. By the close, it becomes clear that The Hate U Give aspires to greater heights than other films of its ilk and generally succeeds at reaching them. V i s i t : w w w . CinemaStance.com

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elcome back to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There are some really big blockbusters arriving, as well as plenty of intriguing independent films. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES! Ant-Man and the Wasp - The latest Marvel superhero movie to hit the streets is a sequel that continues the adventures of Ant-Man. While under house arrest, the character is contacted by his old compatriots to help them on a new mission involving inter-dimensional travel. He must avoid bad guys and the police in order to save his friends. Reaction was very positive towards this effort. A majority of critics called it entertaining and zippy fun, although there were a couple of notices that weren’t quite as complimentary, suggesting it was all a bit bland. It stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Michael Douglas, Laurence Fishburne, Ha n na h Joh n-K a men a nd Michelle Pfeiffer. Arizona - This comedy/ thriller is set during the 2009 housing crisis and involves a struggling real estate dealer and her daughter. After dealing with a strange, almost unhinged homebuyer, the realtor witnesses a brutal murder and must escape with her child through some abandoned housing communities. This effort split the press. Almost half thought it was an interesting concept and enjoyed its over-the-top and humorous approach. Slightly more were turned off by the violence and didn’t find it funny. Now viewers can make up their own minds. BuyBust - This action / drama from the Philippines appears to have something of a Sicario-like plotline — on steroids. It features an anti-narcotics special operative in Manila COMMUNITY

who steps up to take down a big cartel in the most dangerous part of town. When the siege goes wrong, the woman finds herself pursued not only by the criminal kingpin, but angry citizens out on the streets. Reaction toward this feature was generally good. Some complained that while the action was well-handled, the movie felt like it was enjoying the bloodshed a bit too much. Others suggested that flick was thrilling and spectacular with a dark streak of humor. It features Anne Curtis, Brandon Vera and Victor Neri. Down a Dark Hall A young girl w it h a ba d temper upsets he r mo t he r one time too many and is sent to a boarding school. She’s quickly disturbed by what she finds there, learning there are only four other students and a creepy headmaster. It also doesn’t help that paranormal events appear to be occurring — thanks, mom! This thriller/ horror/fantasy earned divided write-ups. A group said it became more convoluted and ridiculous as it progressed, following genre tropes and lacking in genuine scares. The same amount said the atmosphere generated and found the movie entertainingly odd. Gabriel and the Mountain - Based on a true story, a Brazilian high school grad decides to backpack around the world for a year before heading off to university. After 10 months on the road, he arrives in Mount Mulanje, Malawi, where events take a significant turn. This Brazil/ France co-production received far more positive reaction than negative. A few complained they had difficulty relating to the protagonist and suggested that it would only appeal to Brazilians already familiar with the story. However, more called it a moving, documentary-like tribute that offered plenty of interesting thoughts about its subject. Reprisal - After a violent and horrific bank robbery leaves a manager’s friend dead, the employee attempts to come to grips with what transpired. He decides to contact his neighbor, an ex-cop.

The two head out to investigate the crime themselves, hoping to take action on the guilty party. Realizing the determined pair is on his tail, the criminal decides to take the manager’s family hostage. This independent thriller seems to have impressed no one thus far. The press suggested that while it featured a capable cast, the script was beneath them all, leaving only bland and dull revenge story. It features Frank Bruce Willis, Frank Grillo and Johnathon Schaech. Unfriended: Dark Web T h i s hor ror se quel t el l s a n a ll-new ta le ba sed a rou nd t he same concept of the original. E s s e nt i a l ly, that there are evil forces on our computers waiting to do us harm. In this case, a college student takes a laptop from a “lost and found” box and gets his friends and romantic interest into mortal danger after joining them for an online get together. Reviews were middling for this effort, although it did receive slightly more recommendations than pans. Those who disliked it stated that it was all very ridiculous and made no sense. Others thought it was different from most genre fare and were amused, even if they weren’t necessarily frightened. Colin Woodell and Betty Gabriel heading the film. Whitney - Musical artist/ actress Whitney Houston is the subject of this documentary that comes from the director of Marley. It’s up-close and personal look at the woman’s life and professional career, including her work in the studio, as well as in the movies, also dealing with the erratic behavior that plagued the entertainer just before her passing. It uses never-before-seen footage, interviews, recordings and rare performances to try and paint a more detailed picture. Notices were positive. A small group wanted the film to delve deeper than it did, but the majority thought the doc presented a powerful and tragic picture of the artist.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! It’s a busy and exciting week

for older titles arriving. Olive Signature’s releasing Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) on Blu-ray. This science-fiction horror classic has been released before, but never with so many amazing features and extras. It comes with a new high definition digital restoration, film historian audio commentary, another commentary with stars Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter moderated by director Joe Dante (Gremlins, Innerspace), lengthy clips detailing how the story was developed, with more on the production itself and the difficulties in marketing the movie. The disc will certainly please genre movie fans. S pe a k i n g of John Landis (A n i m a l H o u s e , The Blues Brothers, Coming to A m e r i c a), Arrow’s putting out an impressive Blu-ray of the filmmaker’s first film, Schlock (1972). This comedy features the filmmaker in a leading role (well, he’s actually in an ape suit) playing a gorilla on the loose in Los Angeles and causing all kinds of comic mayhem. One sketch follows another and a lot of the gags are actually pretty funny. Kino also has some curious Blu-rays coming your way. They’re releasing the Saturday Night Live sketchedturned-film, It’s Pat: T he Movie (1994). Music fans may be interested to know that the band Ween appears in the picture. Additionally, Shaquille O’Neal stars as a genie in the family comedy, Kazaam (1996). Perhaps of most interest to horror fans is the high-definition debut of the well-regarded anthology, Trilogy of Terror (1975). This picture’s last segment features one of the most out-there horror bits of its time, that of a small Zuni fetish doll going on the rampage in a woman’s apartment. Shout! S ele c t ’s br inging a C ol le c t o r ’s Edition Bluray of t he hugely pop u l a r O sc a rw i n ner (for Best Supporting Actor) City Slickers (1991). This Billy

Crystal comedy involves a group of dissatisfied businessmen who travel to take part in a cattle drive. Along the way, they encounter and bicker with an amusing cowboy (Jack Palance). The disc includes an audio commentary with the director and stars, featurettes on the production and deleted scenes. Shout!’s also putting out Steelbooks of a couple of their most popular horror pictures, Halloween II (1981) and Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982). The discs appear to be the same, but they come in a hard, steel case with new artwork. Criterion has a Blu-ray of the Oscar-winning Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Haw n comedy, S h a m p o o (1975). This one follows the trials of a hairdressing in Beverly Hills. The film has been given a new 4K digital restoration, a critic discussion on the movie and a television clip featuring an interview with star Beatty. And there’s more. Genre film fans may be interested in Scorpions Blu-ray release of the 80s slasher, The House on Sorority Row (1983). It’s about a group of sorority sisters who learn their house hides some dark secrets. The disc comes with cast and crew interviews, a cast/director commentary, storyboards for an alternate ending and other extras. Finally, Code Red hass a Blu-ray of the Italian action picture, Cut and Run (1985). It has been given a new 2K scan that includes an R-rated and Unrated cut of the movie as well as new interviews with cast and crew.

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Here are some releases that may be of interest to kids. T h e Original Christmas Specials Collection Blu-ray: Cricket on th e He ar th , F r o s t y the Snowman, T he Little Drummer Boy, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (Rankin/Bass)


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SPORTS 360 GHS Bengals lose 20-14 to Patriots MIYAMURA HOMECOMING ROYALTY AND PLAYERS SHINE WITH A WIN PHOTOS BY RYAN HUDGEONS Gallup High School’s Isaac Bustinza (5) runs back after the initial kick-off during Miyamura’s homecoming game at Angelo DiPaolo Stadium Oct. 12.

Jason Cordova (21) of Miyamura High School runs in for a touchdown. Gallup High School lost by a score of 20-14.

Isaac Bustinza (5) of GHS initially catches the ball, but the Patriots’ Brandon Lee (87) knocked it out for an incomplete pass during a GallupMiyamura game Oct. 12 at Angelo DiPaolo Stadium.

Vincent Figueroa and Ashley Fernandez, the 2018 Miyamura Homecoming king and queen, at Miyamura’s Oct. 12 homecoming game against the Gallup High Bengals.

Jacob Ramirez (15) launches a pass late in an Oct. 12 Miyamura winning homecoming game against GHS. The Patriots won 20-14 and advanced to 1-6.

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Miyamura High School’s soccer team captain, senior Eija Commack (5), kicks the ball downfield in the rain during a game against Bloomfield High School Oct. 16 in Gallup. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

Miyamura Patriots player Jacob Fernandez (15) struggles with a Bloomfield player for control of the ball during the Oct. 16 soccer game held in Gallup. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

Miyamura’s John Montjoy (9) jumps to try and head-butt the ball during a winning home game against the Bloomfield Bobcats Oct. 16. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

Miyamura’s team captain, senior Josiah Kruis (7), positions the ball to shoot for a goal against the Bobcats on Oct. 16 in Gallup. The Patriots won 3-0. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

LETTER TO EDITOR | FROM PAGE 14 new ways to keep the v ic t i m s pr i s oner. He is allowed to not only disappear for multiple years, but to continue his long history of alcohol abuse and domestic violence, fail to comply with cour t orders, fail to prov ide ch i ld sup por t , a nd u lt i m a t ely, fa il at a ll attempts of any rehabilitation – he is allowed to do all this and then reappear again out of the darkness and bring destruction upon the lives of the victims. SPORTS

He can do this because the family court system allows him to. I have been forced to become a strong woman and mother, because it is my duty to fight for the protection of my children, and here I am again simply because of DNA privilege. These children are innocent and deserve to continue to live a life free from all this despair, to be given a future that breaks this cycle of abuse. It’s time for New Mexico laws to be written for situations like ours. Token J. Garnica Albuquerque, New Mexico



While we cannot save the world, Jesus has already done this. We are sent into the world to continue Jesus’ mission by pointing people to him. In John 17:19, Jesus states that He consecrates Himself, that we may be sanctified (set apart) in the truth. The language points to Jesus setting Himself apart, most likely by allowing Himself to be crucified, that we might be set apart from sin, for God’s purposes, specifically, sent into the world, to proclaim the saving work of Jesus. Jesus sacrificed Himself to save us, yet He also sacrificed Himself, that we might accomplish what we are sent to do. Our lives in all things are to bring God and Jesus glory, and point people to Jesus.

we look at the people doing research we give money to, that they really are trying to find a cure for cancer. I know how much money it costs, when we we’re going through it with Ronnie, one time, I had to go get a special pill he had to take, and they said it would be $600 dollars. I said we have insurance and they said that’s our copay. I was thinking, what about the normal working person? They can’t afford that. I think those are things we have to lobby against. Sun: Let me ask you this, how has it affected you? In what ways other than the

tragic loss of Ronnie? Dio: If I knew what I know now about cancer — because I knew nothing about cancer at that time. I knew he had some problems with indigestion and I took him to a specialist, but if I knew, I would have had him take a colonoscopy. If I knew the symptoms, I would have had him get checked before it’s too late. Do it for yourself, do it for your loved ones, it’s very important; early detection saves lives. Next week, we’ll talk more with Wendy Dio, wife of the late, great rock star Ronnie James Dio, who was lost to cancer. For more information, visit: www.diocancerfund.org.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR OCT. 19-25, 2018 FRIDAY, Oct. 19 TECH TIME 10:30 am @ Octavia Fellin Public Library Main Branch, 115 W Hill Ave. Free computer training is available each week. Class size is limited to 10 participants. No registration required. This week: YouTube Basics. GET UP AND GAME Noon - 4 pm @ Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. Drop in anytime. Unwind from a busy week with video games and fun for the whole family. SATURDAY, Oct. 20 RUMMAGE SALE Bethany Christian Reformed Church’s youth group is having a rummage sale. 8 am-2 pm, at 1110 S. Strong Dr. Proceeds are for the building expansion fund. SCBWI GROUP 10 am @ Children’s Branch (Study Room). Are you interested in writing or illustrating children’s books? A new SCBWI group is forming in Gallup. Email: newmexico@scbwi.org SUNDAY, Oct. 21 CROP HUNGER WALK 2018 Schedule of events: 1 pm @ Community Pantry and Hope Garden Tour; 2 pm Welcome and Opening Comments; 2:15 pm Walk from the Pantry through Downtown Gallup (cross the railroad tracks at Second Street — return to pantry. Water and snacks provided. Call (505) 722-9257. MONDAY, Oct. 22 TECH TIME 3-5 pm @ Main Branch. Free computer training is available each week. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. No Registration required just come and learn. This week: Video Editing Basics. TUESDAY, Oct. 23 TECH TIME AT THE GALLUP SENIOR CENTER 10:30 am @ Northside Senior Center, 607 N. 4th St. Free computer training is available each week. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. No Registration required just come and learn. This week: Internet for Beginners. MAKER ZONE 4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. We provide the supplies, you provide the ideas. WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24 TECH TIME CALENDAR

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CITY OF GALLUP’S SUSTAINABLE GALLUP BOARD Meets on the first Monday from 3-5 pm at the Octavia Fellin Library. When those Mondays are holidays, the meetings are on the following Monday. Community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling and other environmental issues are welcome. Call (505) 722-0039 for information. CHURCHROCK CHAPTER Churchrock Chapter is now accepting toy donations for the Christmas toy drive until Dec. 20. The toys will be distributed at the annual community Christmas dinner on Dec. 21. Please drop off an unwrapped toy for distribution at Churchrock Chapter. Let’s spread the Christmas cheer by giving. Call (505) 488-2166. Churchrock Chapter Administration. CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS Meets Wednesday, 6-7 pm, at First United Methodist Church, 1800 Redrock Dr. (in the library). All are welcome. COMMUNITY PANTRY The Hope Garden offers organic produce for sale from 10 am-noon, Tue - Fri., 1130 E. Hassler Valley Road. All funds go to helping feed local folks. Call (505) 726-8068 or when visiting, ask for Vernon Garcia. COMMUNITY PROVIDERS All meetings will be the last Thursday of every month. Speakers for the Community Providers Agenda Sept. 27 meeting are needed. Please contact Bill Camarota bcamorota@rmchcs.org or Ben Welch bwelch@gallupnm.gov. RMCHCS East Campus, noon in the Chapel. FRIDAY NIGHT HOOTENANNY Gallup’s longest-running live show! Every Friday night from 7-9 pm. Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 306 S. Second St. GALLUP-MCKINLEY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY Wednesdays are low-cost Spay and Neuter Days, at the Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society. For more information, please call (505) 863-2616, or email: gmchumanesociety@gmail.com. Location: 1315 Hamilton Road. GALLUP SOLAR Gallup Solar is hosting community conversations about all things solar Wednesdays from 6 to 8 pm at 113 E. Logan. Call: (505) 7289246 for info on topics and directions. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY  Habitat for

Humanity yard sales are held every Saturday, 9 am-noon on Warehouse Lane, weather permitting. Volunteers wishing to serve on construction projects may sign up there or call (505) 722-4226. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - WORK SESSIONS Habitat for Humanity work sessions held each week. Volunteers to serve on decision making meetings or wish to volunteer at or help fund construction projects. Call Bill Bright at (505) 722-4226. MCKINLEY COUNTY HEALTH ALLIANCE McKinley County Health Alliance convenes on the second Wednesday of the month from 11 am-1pm at the New Mexico Cancer Center across from UNM-Gallup. Everyone is welcome to attend and engage in discussions about health, education, economic, and environmental inequities and to help facilitate change in those systems. Call (505) 906-2671. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Overeaters Anonymous 12step meetings. Held every Saturday at 10 am. The First Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive. Open to anybody who has a desire to stop compulsive eating. Contact info. (505) 307-5999, (505) 7219208, or (505) 870-1483. RECYCLING COUNCIL McKinley Citizens Recycling Council is a local nonprofit working to increase recycling through education, community outreach, and partnership with local government agencies. MCRC meets the first Saturday of the month at 2 pm, at Red Mesa on Hill St. For more information, please call (505) 722-5142 or visit Recylegallup.org. RECYCLING DEPOT The Recycling Depot will now be open from noon -1:30 pm on the first Saturdays of the month. Educators and artists are encouraged to come by and see what’s available. Volunteers will accept some items, such as paper towels and toilet paper rolls. This is a free service of the McKinley Citizen’s Recycling Council. Call (505) 722-5152. SAVE THE DATE PET COSTUME CONTEST On Oct. 26, dress up your pet and yourself (if you want) and head to Rio West Mall for the Pet Costume Contest. There will be a 50/50 raffle, bake sale, and entertainment for the whole family. This will benefit the Four Corners Pet Alliance. 6 pm, Rio West Mall. EXPERIENCE PUEBLO CULTURE The 10th Annual Dia de los Muertos exhibit will open on Oct. 26. The exhibit will

feature the works of 21 established New Mexico Hispanic and Native American artists. Call (505) 455-5063. 5-8 pm, at the Poeh Cultural Center in Pojoaque. FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL On Oct. 27: events include a health education program, music, interactive games, pumpkin patch, health booths, and more. 10 am-2 pm, at McKinley County Courthouse Square. Show off your Halloween Costumes! TRICK-OR-TRICK FALL EVENT On Oct. 30, the Crownpoint Healthcare Facility, Division of Public Health, would like to invite you once again to our annual Trick-or-Trick Fall Event. The main goal is to provide patients and community member, with important information regarding the many programs and organizations that provide services within the Crownpoint Service Unit. 10 am-3 pm, Junction Road 371 Rt 9, Crownpoint Call (505) 786-6447. THE GALLUP VETERAN’S BENEFIT BALL 2018 On Nov. 2, an evening to honor and say thank you to our local Veterans! Event proceeds will be donated to the local Veterans Helping Veterans organization. Dinner/Dance (semi-formal dress) Hilton Garden Inn 6-11 pm. Tickets can be picked up at Sundance Motors on 1121 N US 491 from10 am-5 pm. Call (505) 870-5957. There will be a silent auction held the night of the event. All proceeds benefit the local Veterans Helping Veterans organization. SACRED MUSIC CONCERT On Nov. 8, there will be Christian Hymns and Songs from the classical period to present. Presented by the Gallup Music Teachers Ensemble. 7 pm, St. Francis of Assisi Church, 214 W. Wilson. Free admission, but donations are appreciated. GALLUPARTS - ARTSCRAWL LINEUP The entire 2018 lineup for the art event held at Downtown Gallup is outlined below: Nov. 10 – In Black & White; and Dec. 8 – Let’s Have a Ball. To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: gallupsunevents@gmail.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.

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