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History of Public Art Addressing Alzheimer's

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hope you are enjoying the warmer weather! I know I am. New Mexico is a great place to live. We have some admirable New Mexicans living among us here in the Land of Enchantment. On May 12, Silver Horizons will host the 29th Annual Senior Hall of Fame. In this issue we introduce you to thse being honored this year. Read about their outstanding accomplishments that make Albuquerque a better place to live. I invite you to join me at the celebration inducting these wonderful people into the Senior Hall of Fame on Thursday May 12 at 4 PM at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid Hotel North. See our story on page 4 with details. The older you get the faster you go? That’s not the case for most of us, but that is exactly how it is for one retired New Mexican – Ed Kist. This guy is not spending his weekends in a recliner watching Bonanza reruns. We caught up with him at Sandia Motor Speedway on a windy afternoon as he was get-

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People Serving Albuquerque By Maria Elena Alvarez Hall of Fame Evening Soiree When: May 12 Where: Marriott Pyramid Hotel, 5151 San Francisco NE Cocktails & Silent Auction: 4 PM Dinner & Program: 5 PM Tickets: $40 per person, no-host bar Call 505-242-1946 for tickets.

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ear after year a group of our community elders are honored for their life’s work making Albuquerque a better place to live and to do business in. This year six individuals will be honored.

Eliseo (Cass) Casillas was totally surprised by this auspicious honor. But for those who know him no one is more deserving. When we caught up with him recently and asked what he would consider the most exciting experience of his life. Casillas responded with “My most exciting life experience was when I was selected to serve in South America by the US Air Force to help the Chilean Air Force from 1967 to 1971. I was with my family and we were exposed to the culture of the Chilean people and traveled throughout the country extensively. I was in a semi-diplomatic position with all the advantages and while there, ended up recording agricultural radio programs for Chilean farmers because of my broadcast experience. It was all just wonderful.” “Serving and helping people has been the guiding force in my life. I have always found it very rewarding because when you help others you help yourself.” For over 30 years Cass has worked in New Mexico to preserve the state’s Spanish language and culture. He is originally from Puerto Rico, which coincidentally is known as the Enchanted Island similar to our Land of Enchantment. He has traveled around the world to promote commerce and convention here, especially with Spain, Mexico and Portugal, as a volunteer with the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce. Eliseo (Cass) Casillas Cass

has generously shared his media and communications expertise with countless worthy causes and non-profit organizations. Cass has also been dedicated to his church, the First Baptist Church of West Albuquerque. At 80 years of age, his civic work continues and his contributions could fill volumes.

Patricia and Frank Jerabek

share a commitment to promoting social justice. Since moving to New Mexico from Massachusetts 16 years ago, they have served a variety of organizations and causes. During tax season, Frank volunteers as an AARP tax consultant in several Sandoval County locations, including four Native American Pueblos. Patricia’s most treasured public service has been

Allene and Walter Kleweno

have contributed countless hours as volunteers in Albuquerque and the state. Walter’s interests include the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Rio Grande Nature Center. Allene, is a librarian and has helped to promote breast cancer awareness through her work with the Nancy Floyd Hayworth Foundation, in particular as the chair of the Library Project Committee which places books and materials on breast cancer in libraries throughout the state. Together they have supported the Albuquerque Community Foundation, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Opera Southwest, and received the Best Friends Award by Friends of the UNM Art Museum. For Allene

Allene and Walter Kleweno

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the time she spent with the Diversity Leadership Council, working with government, business, education and community organizations. Together they are members of the Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest black church in New Mexico and the proud parents of two sons and godparents to three young people. Frank is inspired by the power and importance of public relations in promoting causes and improving communication. He has been doing this work for his church and to the African American Performing Arts Center. He considers his work promoting the annual Martin Luther King Commemorative Breakfast, sponsored by Grant Chapel for the past 15 years, among the most significant things he has accomplished in his life. The most exciting thing he has ever experienced was witnessing the birth of his second son and realizing his responsibility to contribute to a world in which his children and others could grow and thrive. For Patricia, she has been most inspired by seeing the positive change in people she has taught, worked with, and/or cared for throughout her professional and personal work.

and Walter their most exciting life experience was a trip to China in 1985 before the transformation. And among Allene’s most important life achievements was receiving her Masters degree at the University of Denver in her 30s, which led to the career she has loved working with the city’s Pub-

lic Libraries.

Julia Y. Seligman

beat the odds when she met her husband Milton Seligman and three days later married him. Julia Y. Seligman "My mom met him and said 'don't lose him'." The rest is history, he took her out of New York City and brought her to New Mexico where she flourished by having a family and a passion to be involved in the community and work with talented and fantastic people. Silver Horizons is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing extra help for older adults with limited income in Bernalillo County. Services include emergency utility assistance, home repair, home safety modifications such as installation of grab-bars, wheelchair ramps, and raised toilet seats, household chores like evaporative cooler servicing and yard clean up and weatherization. The goal of providing this help to individuals is so that older adults are able to remain comfortably and safely in their own homes for as long as possible. To learn more about Silver Horizons, visit their website www. silverhorizons.org or email the executive director, Lori Feibelman at lorifeibe@hotmail.com or call 505-242-1946.


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Ambassador to China Comes Home By John Cacciatore

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was first introduced to Ambassador Jon Huntsman at an American Chamber of Commerce presentation in Beijing over a year ago. At the time I did not know much about him except that he was a Republican, former Governor of Utah and fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, an unusual combination of skills to say the least. Back then when he spoke about the United States and China I was impressed at the clarity with which he described the issues the two countries face. He did not lose track of USA interests and demonstrated a keen understanding of Chinese culture and the nuances of what was really happening behind the headlines. I felt assured then that we had an intelligent, experienced professional representing the USA at a critical time of our relationship with China. The question foremost in my mind that day was whether President Obama appointed him to the ambassadorship because he was the best man for the job or to banish him to China under the umbrella of his administration, to prevent him from becoming a 2012 presidential contender. Last month I attended another American Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Beijing. This time it was a farewell luncheon to honor Ambassador Huntsman. The rumors here in China and only starting to surface in the USA are that he resigned his post to pursue a run for president. No announcement of this sort was made at the luncheon, but there was plenty of teasing about his pending unemployment. Anticipation covered the room like sweet ginger sauce on tender chicken.

The tenor of Ambassador Huntsman’s talk was humanizing. First we were introduced to his wife and three of his five children. He told the story of meeting his wife, Mary Kay. After dropping out of high school to focus on his rock and roll band, called Wizard, he worked as a dishwasher at a Marie Callendar’s restaurant. Mary Kay was the salad girl. Though she had many suitors, the musician dishwasher won her heart. Ambassador Huntsman mused that at the close of the 21st century the rise of China will probably be seen as the biggest world-changing event. He went on to remind the choir that the USA and China together benefit from the relationship. He felt as though the USA should establish three top priorities, focus on their implementation and not let the myriad of other issues prevent moving that agenda forward. He said that China and the USA should look at the creative class of innovators and creators to establish priorities in areas of common interest through Best Business Practices, Intellectual Property Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility. He reminded all of us in the room that we were ambassadors humanizing our Chinese friends and colleagues to our counterparts in the US and vice versa. I couldn’t help but wonder if the tea party constituency back home would understand what the heck he was talking about or if they would shout him down with “They took our jobs!” He will need all his powers as a Wizard to convince them otherwise.

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By Asia Negron-Esposito ittle did Sadie and Betty entertainment just on weekends, Jo Stafford know that their the anniversary celebration will diner, opened in the 1950s, feature weekday afternoon and would grow to employ 148. Origievening entertainment. A “thank nally open for breakfast and lunch you” complimentary buffet will be and to take care of the working served as well as beer and drink man by providing him with somespecials. thing to sustain him for the rest of “Of Lebanese descent, the family his day. born and raised After several in Bernalillo, moves from the wanted to stress original building on New Mexican Second and Osuna, cuisine,” says currently Sadie’s Toni. “Our chef boasts two locations Brian uses only at 6230 4th Street the best ingreNW, and Sadie’s dients, the best East, at 15 Hotel avocados, and Circle NE, both in the best proBrian Stafford, head Chef and Albuquerque. duce. Quality Says Toni Minoli, youngest son of Sadie Stafford. and consistency is Operations and Fithe reason we’re nance Manager, “Betty Jo and Bob still in business.” Stafford ultimately ran the restauBesides a loyal and established rant for many years. Betty Jo is still clientele, Sadie’s success may involved as well as sons Brian, the be attributed to their family of chef and William, who oversees employees. Says Toni, “This is marketing.” corporate, but it feels like working Sadie’s will be celebrating their for my second family.” Toni began 20th year anniversary on Cinco de as a busser and has held most jobs Mayo. While they usually provide in between. After completing a

college degree in Accounting, the transition to the financial position seemed appropriate. “But," she says, “my story is not unusual here; we have chefs who have started as dishwashers and have been here for 10 years or more. Management is willing to work around individual schedules and that seems to work especially well for students. Our managers work only 40 hour weeks (as opposed to the 60 hour schedule in some restaurants) and we try to be flexible around their personal life needs. We also provide health and dental insurance as well as 401k plans,” she adds. “A lot of managers see this as their second home. We work for very giving people,” says the enthusiastic Toni. “It’s nice to work in a place where the owners care.” And that caring seems to extend to the community considering all the donations of food to schools as well as providing sponsorship for team sports. “Our proprietors are very open to helping youth,” Sadie’s East is a licensing agreement, run by Roger Erker and in

the works are other local and possibly out-of-state locations. Son William oversees internet sales of Sadie’s famous salsas, and marketing and business shows. Their extensive product line includes salsas, roasted green/red chili, sopapilla and tostada mixes and soon to be added is Sadie’s brand of tequila. Interested customers may find these products at WalMarts, Sam’s Club, and Costco, as well as other local stores. Catering is another of Sadie’s services and is available both to businesses and private parties. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 11 AM – 10 PM and Sundays from 11 AM to 9 PM. More details at: www.sadiesofnewmexico.com.

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Train the Aging Brain By Terri Tobey

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r. Gerard Muraida wrote in his Prime Time column recently that walking benefits your entire body, including your brain. I am here to tell you this is sage advise.

The connection between body and brain is that with every beat of your heart, 20 percent of your entire body’s blood supply is pumped into your brain where it flows all the arteries and creates oxygen to keep your neural cells alive and well. Cognitive function depends on oxygenation, and memory is one of the most important brain functions.

There has been a lot of research in the last 11 years that supports the notion that fitness training leads to increased cognitive performance in adults between the ages of 55 and 80. Similar positive effects were found for those who had cognitive impairment or dementia. Recent studies among the elderly confirm that aerobic exercise is directly related to an increased size of the hippocampus, a brain region responsible for memory. Researchers suspect that the increased brain volume observed after fitness training may be due

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to an increased number of blood vessels and an increased number of connections between neurons. What are the national fitness guidelines? The American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association recommend that in order to have a positive impact on brain function at least thirty minutes of moderate aerobic exercise is needed five days a week, or at least 20 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise three days a week. The exercise does not

have to be strenuous but it must be consistent. If you haven’t exercised in a while, take care to first consult your physician and then set a goal that you can achieve. Do something you enjoy and build up slowly; you can always add more time and variety later. I like Dr. Muraida’s advice “take a hike!” Terri Tobey, Instructor of “Brain Fitness for Seniors”at Osher Institute through UNM’s continuing education program.

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The Diabetic Foot By Raha Mobarak

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iabetes is a disease that causes changes in many organ systems. People with diabetes, especially those with poor control of their disease, have a high risk of eye disease, kidney disease and amputation. Ten to fifteen percent of diabetic patients develop foot ulcers at some point in their lives, and foot-related problems are responsible for up to 50 percent of diabetes-related hospital admissions. Foot ulceration, infection and amputation are the result of the effects of diabetes on the vascular system, the nervous system and the immune system. Nerves can be injured by high blood sugar, resulting in pain, burning sensations and eventually numbness. The nerves that relay pain and temperature are injured first. The damage starts in areas furthest from the brain and spinal cord and typically that is the feet. This is called peripheral neuropathy. It inhibits the ability to feel pain from injuries to the feet. Simple injuries such as blisters or small cuts can lead to limb threatening infections. Diabetes can also decrease blood flow to the feet. This inhibits the body’s ability to heal from small wounds and can also limit the amount of antibiotics available to fight bacteria in an area of infection. It also causes skin changes, including dryness and tightness. The ability of the immune system to fight infection is also affected by diabetes. What You Can Do: • Control your diabetes because this reduces your risk. • Wash your feet daily and dry carefully between your toes. Apply a moisturizer to feet lightly after bathing. It is important for you to keep your skin soft and supple. • Do not cut toenails too short. The corners of the nails should always be visible. If you have difficulty reaching or seeing your feet have someone else cut your toenails. • Stop smoking because it re-

duces your blood circulation and increases your risk of amputation. • Wear comfortable, well-fitting shoes. • Examine your feet every day for cuts, blisters, dry blood, redness or swelling. Call your podiatrist immediately if you notice a problem. Hours can make the difference between saving your foot and losing it. • Inspect the inside of shoes for foreign objects. What You Should NOT Do: • Never use hot water bottles or heating pads because they can cause serious burns. • Don’t walk barefoot, even indoors. • Don’t trim corns or calluses with any type of blade. An emery board can be used safely if necessary. • Don’t use corn removal pads, liquids or wart treatments. These products contain acids that can cause an ulcer or burn a hole in the skin. • Don’t wear open-toed shoes, particularly sandals with thongs between toes.

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What Your Doctor Can Do: • Educate you regarding diabetes and foot complications. • Care for areas that are at risk for ulceration. • Consult nerve and vascular specialists where appropriate. • Make protective insoles to decrease pressure on problem areas. • Perform surgery to reduce the risk of ulcer and infection. • Perform wound care for ulcers. Foot Complications of Diabetes mellitus • Diabetic ulcers – the loss of skin and subcutaneous tissue over areas of pressure • Neuropathy – loss of sensation due to damage to peripheral nerves • Charcot joint disease – Severe destructive joint changes to the neuropathic foot • Diabetic osteolysis – the resorption of bone, especially of the forefoot bones

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aldicarb can cause seizures, vomiting, diarrhea and death. Chinese Miraculous Chalk is a particularly insidious pesticide that, although illegal in this country, is available online. One Chinese manufacturer posted the following information about this product on its website: chinese miraculous insecticide chalk / magic chalk usage: kill cockroaches, ants, lice and fleas, etc. It is a contact insecticide, the nerve system of the insect will fail to function. For the most part it is harmless to human beings and animals, if your hand touches the magic ant chalk, just wash your hand with water. This magic ant chalk is identical to ordinary chalk, but it should keep away from children and not put in mouth. Q: We are building a new house and heard about getting the wood treated to prevent termites. The company wants to treat the wood about five feet up from the foundation. Is this correct? Shouldn’t all the wood be treated? A: Yes, all of the wood should be treated with a sodium borate. What was recommended is fine if all you

can get is subterranean termites, but there are drywood termites in this area as well as several species of wood destroying beetles. Most companies just treat the bottom few feet because all they need is a hand sprayer for that. But there are companies who have the necessary equipment to treat all the wood in the house. Two good sodium borates are BoraCare and TimBor. Either of these will protect the wood for many years from being attacked by any wood-destroying insects, including termites, woodboring beetles, carpenter ants and carpenter bees. You can contact me and I will give you the name of a company who does this kind of service properly. Q: We are a medical facility with about 60 locations in the city. We have a pest control company come into our main office and spray pesticides in every cubicle. I am afraid of this and we have many houses where our clients reside that are also treated. Is this the best way to do pest control? A: No, it isn’t. It is reprehensible that a company would spray

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n Wednesday, May 11 at 6 PM a new documentary film entitled “Making History: Public Art in Albuquerque” will be screened at the historic KiMo Theatre. Albuquerque has one of the oldest public art programs in the country; the City’s program began in 1978 with the passage of the Art in Municipal Places Ordinance that set aside one percent of City construction funds derived from the general obligation bond program and certain revenue bonds for the purchase or commission of works of art. Through the years the program has grown the public art collection to over 650 installations in all areas of Albuquerque. The art ranges from traditional bronze sculptures to eclectic and sometimes humorous artistic statements, on rare occasions, controversial, but always offering an opportunity to bring the arts into public consciousness— which is the purpose of the program. The film was produced by Anthony DellaFlora in cooperation with the City of Albuquerque’s

GOV-TV and the Public Art Urban Enhancement Program. “Putting together a history of the public art

Film Documents History and Innovative Nature of Public Art Program program was a fascinating process,” said DellaFlora, a former reporter for the Albuquerque Journal. “Having written about the program and some of the controversies, it was interesting to get a perspective from inside the program,” he added. “I also learned that this is a really innovative program and something that local residents should really be proud of. I hope that comes through in the documentary.” The program was duplicated by the state using the same program so that 1 percent of the cost of state construction is used toward developing an art piece. Sherri Brueggemann, who manages the public art program, noted, “We have long wanted to tell the whole story behind the Public Art Program and are very pleased

to have someone with Anthony DellaFlora’s talent and journalistic background to produce this documentary. I hope a lot of people are able to view the film and gain a greater understanding of why public art has been such a critical component in the growth of the arts in Albuquerque.” Admission is free and cash-only concessions will be available. The KiMo Theatre is located at 5th and Central NW in downtown Albuquerque. A parking structure is located immediately behind the

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theatre preview Linda López McAlister Linda López McAlister is an actor, director, producer of stage and radio plays and is President of Camino Real Productions.

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Two Courageous Women on Stage Murray is the heroine of an Australian musical theatre piece called “The Hatpin” by James Millar and Peter Rutherford that Cy and Jane Hoffman are bringing to the Adobe Theatre. It is the American amateur premiere of a work that got rave reviews in Sydney when it opened there in 2008. The Hoffmans read about it and listened to the original cast CD. Cy told me, “I fell in love with the gorgeous music and the poetry of the lyrics. The music is really spectacular.” So he sent an email to the authors and asked for permission to mount a production in Albuquerque and they agreed. Though it’s a true story about a homeless unwed mother who pays a family to care for her infant son and the terrible things that happen as a result, the show is not a downer. It has the universal appeal of a story of someone who perseveres until she sees justice done and triumphs in the end. Joan Didion you may well know, possibly from reading her 2005 memoir The Year of Magical Thinking about how she dealt with the period of grief after the sudden death of her husband John Gregory

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psychiatry of late life.” In the three ensuing decades, Ames has dedicated his life to understanding Alzheimer’s Disease, Depression and other psychiatric illnesses in senior populations. “The bread and butter of old age psychiatry consists of helping people with dementia and helping people with depression,” he says. “Our challenge is to improve our management of both syndromes so that outcomes are better for patients and their families.” Though quick of wit and easy with a smile, Ames becomes serious when he talks about Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. “Most of us, at some time or another, will either have a close relative or friend with dementia or will contract it ourselves,” he says. “So it matters to all of us even if one discounts the empathic need to help our fellow citizens!”

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Currently Ames is the Director of the National Aging Research Institute and Professor of Aging and Health at the University of Melbourne. IDEAS in Psychiatry, a new institute based out of the Psychiatry Department at the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center, is bringing Ames to New Mexico as part of its “We Need to Talk” public lecture series. The Institute’s goal is to change the conversation in our community – to encourage open, honest and informed discussion – so that those impacted by mental illness can seek effective help for themselves or their loved ones and so that professionals have the tools to deliver the best care possible. Dave Ames, MD

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Vintage Bikes But Not Vintage Racers By Gary Rivord

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motorcycle screams into a corner as the rider dressed in a black leather riding suit and a full-faced helmet drags his knee to navigate the high speed turn. Another crazy teenager you say? Not so. Turns out it is Ed Kist, working on his riding techniques at the Sandia Speedway on the Westside of Albuquerque in preparation to compete in the Vintage Bike category of the Sandia Motorcycle Racing Incorporated (SMRI) club for the Sandia Speedway coming race season. I met with Ed at the motor park. The deep drone of a single cylinder motorcycle filled the air as it raced around the sharp turns and short straights of the Sandia Speedway. Ed, who will only admit to being

over 65 years old, rides his motorcycle in a way that men much younger wish they could. “How’s it going?” I asked as he pulled his helmet off revealing a boyish grin. “Not bad. But I will need to make some more modifications and improve my time by a few seconds to be competitive, but I shouldn’t be last!” he said. To Ed, competitive means racing to win. It is a spirited fire, which has been burning in him since growing up on a farm in North Dakota. “Growing up on a working farm did not allow much opportunity, time or energy to pursue activities like motorcycle racing when I was young.” Now that he has gone through college, raised a family and retired, he is free to pursue his passion. With his wife’s loving (yet reluctant) support he decided to compete in the Vintage Bike class of SMRI

this year. His real love in riding are those twisting roads that fuel his need for speed in what can best be described as sport touring. He has covered most of the United States on two wheels and has a lot of bikes in his garage to show for it. “For most people the race season has been going on in garages all over town as old guys prepare and build bikes to race in the spring. For example, I have several hundred hours into the bike that I bought last fall. So the ‘winter building season’ is in full swing,” he describes. Next phase of training is the "riding and testing," generally done on back roads or at the track on Mondays,” he said. The bike is not the only thing that needs to prepare for the race season. All riders must take and pass a two-day Race Certification Program before they can enter any primetime_tiffany:Layout 1

race. If you don't have the judgment and reflexes to ride at speed, you don't pass. The race trainers ride with you and check your abilities. A certificate is provided to all successful riders. These competitions are tiring but Ed believes that without challenge an individual stops learning. “New challenges keep the mind fresh and life fun,” he reflects, adding that one has to use their time wisely and live without regret. “We all tend to get more conservative as we get older, but having lots of life experience doesn't have to make you timid and risk – averse. Your experiences can make you better able to see the big picture and better at balancing risk. There are a number of older riders, both men and women, having great fun riding their Historic Vintage Racers.”

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MRI defines a vintage bike as one that was built as late as 1978 for one of the Historic Vintage classes or as recent as 1983 for the SuperVintage class. Ed’s motorcycle started life with a 1980 model Yamaha SR500. This is a kick-start only, 500 cc single cylinder machine. These bikes were imported into the USA from 1978 through 1981. The bike continued to be improved with better ignition and eventually fuel-injected. Production ended in 2008. The original bike weighed about 370 pounds and produced about 33 hp. Ed also has a very well preserved stock 1981 version of this bike and it is very 1980 Yamaha SR500 light, quick and easy to ride around town. The original sales race team owner, pit crew, machine literature quotes the fuel mileage builder and rider. If something as 62 mpg, a feature now back in goes wrong, finding the responfashion. sible party is easy. However, like Somewhere along the 31-year anything in life, if you want to get path to the present, the 1980 Yagood at something, it requires time, maha SR500 was converted into a dedication and some money. If you race bike. Ed located the bike on are cheap, you can make the tradeeBay. All the unnecessary parts off of more time building and re(lights, turn signals, passenger storing and less money buying new pegs, heavy steel fenders, old carb, parts or service from others. But, air box and other similar items) dedication and persistence are keys were removed. This brought the to the endeavor.” Ed stated. weight down to about 300 pounds, “There are lots of old guys in which is about 70 pounds less than the vintage historic classes and the original. the classes include little bikes like The engine increased to 45 hp by 175 two strokes and on up to 750 boring it out to 547 cc's, increasto 100 cc Japanese four cylinders. ing the compression ratio to about Some of the guys are older than 11 to 1, adding a Megacycle cam me and what they will often do is shaft, extra oil lines, better breathprepare their bikes and hire others ing air filter, etc. Doing all this to race them while others like me also increased the bike's appetite build and race.” for expensive race fuel at $16 per Then of course there are also gallon. riders on the track who are younger The foot pegs were moved up than many of his bikes. He then and back for good ground clearadds that he is twice as old as his ance on curves, shift controls were motorcycle and it is all starting to modified, the handlebars lowered sound like algebra. The bottom and brakes upgraded to improve line is that the sport is challenghandling. Stiffer racing shocks and ing no matter where you are in age fork springs were also installed, and the riders have to be in good along with a steering damper. The enough condition to ride fast, with bike was completely safety wired concentration, adapt to other racers (all oil lines, brake hardware, axle and course conditions and do so bolts and anything else that would consistently and safely for 10 laps. be important to not to fall off in a Indeed, the 65 plus year old who race). This is a requirement for all looks like a 40 year old and rides race organizations. a motorcycle like a 20 year old The wheels and tires have been proves that its never too late to take changed from the old heavy cast challenges and pursue life long iron types with hard slippery, rubdreams, no matter the risk. ber tires, to lighter spoked wheels and new sticky race rubber. To learn more about SMRI and “Getting all the parts to work Vintage Racing visit: together while learning how to http://www.smri-racing.org/vinride on a race track is challenging tage.php in many dimensions. You are the

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elax; the dimples I’m referring to are the ones on golf balls, not the ones on some people’s “Upper Youth” aged faces. As it turns out, the dimples on golf balls actually cause them to travel up to three times farther than the same ball without dimples. I recently had the pleasure of meeting a man who has the best of both; a dimple on his cheek and a bagful of dimpled golf balls in the trunk of his car. Jim Fleming, founder and president of The Niners Golf Association for men and women age 50+, explained to me the way he and his group of friends have incorporated the game into their lives during a casual bagel and coffee meeting. I’ll tell you right up front I was impressed with his candid, honest answer; “We play for fun and the positive social interaction.” But don’t let his answer lure you into betting with him while on the golf course; he and many members of the diverse group of co-ed Niners are superb golfers with single digit handicaps, and that’s good golf regardless of your age or level of playing experience. Jim Fleming moved to Albuquerque in 1953 from Chicago. Surprisingly, he didn’t begin playing golf until 10 years ago. He immediately appreciated the challenge of learning to become more competent, but mostly enjoyed the rewarding social interaction that took place on and off the course. As his skills progressively evolved, along with

his age, a smattering of gray hair, and an ever present smile, he noticed there wasn’t a cohesive mechanism for connecting with other 50+ golfers who would likely have a lot in common. So in June 2004 he took the initiative and formed The Niners Golf Association that was comprised of a small collection of his friends that regularly played together. Since that time the association has grown to more than 100 members comprised of a comfortable, balanced mix of men and women.

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Five years after forming the association Jim had the good fortune of meeting the head professional at the Arroyo del Oso city golf course, Casey Coontz. Not only did Casey work with Jim during private lessons that improved his game, but he was also impressed with the time and interest he observed being put into keeping the Niners energized, actively partici-

pating, and having fun and began periodically donating free golf lessons for use as group tournament prizes. Last month at the Four Hills Country Club, Casey donated his expertise by playing 100 holes of golf in a fundraiser. He began shortly after sunrise and play continuously until the 100th hole is completed. The primary benefactor of his charitable endeavor will be the Sun Country Juniors Golf Association for players age 13-18, that will receive 60 percent of the donations. The remaining 40 percent will be donated equally among several other worthy causes such as Breast Cancer Awareness and March of Dimes. While Jim and many of the association members consider their home course to be Arroyo del Oso, they conscientiously support each city course by playing it at least one time during their season that runs from March through November. Association tournaments are played every third Tuesday of the month with the players dispersed around the various city John Joynes courses. On occasion, some of the members venture to outlying courses for a change of pace and an opportunity to meet and encourage those 50+ players to join the Niners.

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the wines of Chapoutier are all produced using the biodynamic method. This practice encourages natural methods of farming and vinification with respect for soil and plant sustainability and recognizes the farm as its own individual and evolving entity. Essentially, the grapes are grown and the wine is made with as little unnatural interference as possible. Chapoutier’s most well known wines are red, but its passion for creating food friendly elegant white wines is also notable. One of their most affordable and widely available whites is the “Belleruche” White Côtes-Du-Rhône. (CDR). The term Côtes-Du-Rhône (coatdoo-roan) literally meaning hills or slopes of the Rhône, refers to both red and white wines made by the blending of grapes native to the Southern part of the Rhône River Valley. The 2009 vintage of Chapoutier’s “Belleruche” CDR is a quality French white with a modest sale price of $10.99. It is a blend of Grenache Blanc (gren-osh-blonk), Clairette (clairett), and Bourboulenc (burr-boolonk). The wine has a pale straw yellow color, with scents of citrus fruits and honey on the nose. The smell also entices you with verve of intense minerality, something I have grown to love and expect from French white wine.

The flavor is clean and full showcasing bright citrus and minerals. Exceptional acidity is most definitely felt in the mouth making the wine an excellent pairing with seafood and rich creamy cheeses such as chevre, or goat cheese. The acidity is so lively it is almost effervescent or bubbly on the tongue. The taste is followed by tart and lasting acidity with a finish of medium length bearing hints of lemons and limes. Satisfying and easily drinkable, the wine went quite well with the Creole Sausage and Shrimp Stew my own Sweetie and I had prepared for dinner. Still I found myself longing for a dollop of rich creamy goat cheese to heighten the already tasty pairing. I rate the wine at 83 points out of 100, which is just about in line with its cost. With proprietary or producer name being the single most important factor in determining the quality of wine, M. Chapoutier is a name that can always be trusted in the Rhône River Valley of southern France. Some other well-known Rhône producers are E. Guigal, Paul

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Calendar of Events ART 14th Annual Placitas Studio Tour May 7 & 8 10 AM – 5 PM Take a www.placitasstudiotour.com tour and for images and details on the 45 individual artists. Contact person: Riha Rothberg 505.771.1006 or info@ placitasstudiotour.com Featuring the work of 45 artists and artisans at 40 studios. Self-guided tour offers a behind-the-scenes look at the varied spaces created and utilized by painters, printmakers, clay and glass artists, wood workers, gourd artists, photographers, silk painters, batik artists, jewelers, sculptors, mosaic artists, and more. Our artists invent, up-cycle, expose, re-purpose, reveal, collaborate and build. Most studios will offer refreshments and some plan to give demonstrations. Take I-25 to exit 242 and follow the official yellow PST signs to the welcome center, at the top of the first hill, just east of I-25 on Highway 165, where guests may browse preview binders and pick up brochures/maps. Our doors are open! May 26, 27 & 28 The 8th Biennial Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta Manual Lujan Complex at Expo NM Visit with 600 juried textile exhibits and 70+ vendors from across the country. Through June 19 Art Show, Framing the Imaginary: Responding to Works from the NHCC. National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum, 1701 4th Street SW. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 AM-5 PM. Call 246.2261 or visit nhccnm.org. COMMUNITY EVENTS Compulsive Gambling. Sandia Resort & Casino supports gambling responsibly. If you are experiencing problems caused by gambling, call NM Helpline 1.800.572.1142.

First Tuesday Albuquerque Newcomers Club Welcome Coffee, 10 AM. Monthly luncheons, dining, book and movie groups, walking, wine tastings and more. Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo del Norte. Call 321.6970 or visit albuquerquenewcomersclub. org. Thursdays Cultural Sunsets return to Old Town, 6:30–8:30 PM, featuring a variety of multi-cultural performances in music and dance. Each week colorfully costumed groups take the stage to express their native culture. Also make & take crafts! Free. May 12, Square Dancers of Albuquerque, Palomakia Dancers, Greek Dances, May 19, Kalakriti Dance Co., East Indian & Thai Music and Dance May 26, Miyagi Ryu Noshoo Kai NM Branch, Okinawan Cultural Dance Call 311, visit cabq.gov. Second Thursday The NM Alliance for Retired Americans building a progressive senior movement. AFSCME Council Hall, 1202 Pennsylvania NE 1-3 PM. Call 266.2505. Third Saturdays The Buffalo Range Riders, a SASS affiliated mounted shooting club, holds a practice/fun match the 3rd Saturday (usually) of each month at Founders Ranch in Edgewood. Warm up at 10 AM, match at 11 AM. Practices depend on weather conditions. Call Icelady, 263.5619 to confirm dates. Looking for Volunteers The Breast Cancer Resource Center is a nonprofit organization. Call Deborah Openden, 242.0605 or email dopenden@nmcrc.org, 1009 Bradbury SE, Suite 16. May 6 Cinco de Mayo Celebration in Old Town, 6-8 PM. Spanish Music Maga-

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zine “Musicando” presents a celebration featuring: La Caravana Artistica Mexicana – a variety of Mexican Music; La Tropa Feliz Band – a variety of Latin music. Call 311, visit cabq.gov. May 7 Celebrate Mother’s Day at the 9th annual Spring Fair at Kadampa Meditation Center, 8701 Comanche NE, 9 AM–3 PM. Enjoy music; bake sale, ice cream, “fair food;” games; art projects; locally-grown plants, flowers, houseplants, succulents, heirloom vegetables, herbs; a silent auction with gifts and more. Free. Everyone welcome. All proceeds benefit the International Temples Project, promoting peace locally and globally. Visit meditationinnewmexico.org, call, 292.5293. May 7, 8 Wildlife West Nature Park celebrates its 10th annual Wind Festival, 10 AM-6 PM, both days. Enjoy remote control airplane demonstrations, Ultralight flyover and kite flying contest. Wind Festival is free; park open to view animals at the general admission. Located 19 miles east of Albuquerque on I-40. Exit at Edgewood exit (187). For vending or directions, call 281.7655. May 8 Arts in the Park at Heritage Hills Park, 1–5 PM. An afternoon of free live music from local groups, an Artisan Market featuring the works of local artists and artisans. Much family fun. Call 311. May 11 Albuquerque Genealogical Society meeting, Conference room, Main Library, 501 Copper NW, 10:30 AM. Free. “So The Courthouse Burned: Substitute Records,” speaker: Dr. William Litchman, UNM Professor and Professional Genealogist, will answer questions about alternative sources for locating missing data. Call, 768.5131. Visit abqgen.org. May 22 Friends of Coronado State Monument present a lecture: “The Best of New Mexico’s Petroglyphs” by Barron “Bear” Haley, discussing his photo collection of NM rock art – some images going back 8,000 years. At DeLavy House, 161 Edmond Rd, off Hwy 550 between IHOP & Phillips 66. Cost: $5/ public, free to Friends of CSM. Call 505.867.5351. May 13-14 ABQ Aquarium’s Underwater Overnight, 7 PM–8 AM. Sleep next to the giant shark tank after an evening of learning about ocean species, playing games, making crafts, watching movies and more. $30/Per person. Pre-registration required, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 848.7180.

May 14 Annual celebration of Filipino Culture in Old Town, 5–9 PM. Albuquerque’s Filipino community comes together with visitors of all backgrounds to celebrate Filipino music, dance, food and culture. A Holy Mass at San Felipe de Neri Church at 5 PM, followed by a procession at Plaza. Entertainment, 7-9 PM. Call 311 or visit cabq.gov/ cultural-services. May 15 Car Show and live entertainment in Old Town, noon–4 PM. The annual Car Show at the Albuquerque Museum will be in full swing when live music begins both at the Old Town Arch adjacent to the Museum parking lot and at the Gazebo. Call 311 or visit cabq.gov. May 21 Kick off Summerfest with Al Hurricane and Al Hurricane, Jr. at National Hispanic Cultural Center, 7–10 PM. Enjoy music by the “Godfather of New Mexico Music,” Al Hurricane and his son, Al, Jr. Hurricane is the embodiment of true New Mexico music. Activities for kids, food & beverages. Free. Call 311. May 30 Memorial Day event, 10 AM–Noon. Honor our men and women who have given their lives by serving in the armed forces at Veterans Memorial Park. Featuring music from the Kirtland Brass Band and presentations from representatives of the Veterans Administration. Weather permitting, there may be “fly-overs” by Air Force specialty pilots. Call 311. DANCE Tuesdays Crazy Eights Square Dance Club, 6:30-9:30 PM, at the Albuquerque Square Dance Center, 4909 Hawkins NE. Call Bill at 881-0137. 50 Plus tap dancing classes & jazz exercise. Marshall Performing Arts, 2637 Texas Street NE. Call for information, 299.7671, marshallperformingarts.com. Mythical Wonders Ballet Repertory Theatre May at 7 PM, May 8 at 2 PM Kimo Theatre, Downtown Albuquerque (Central & 5th) Tickets: $10 to $25 available at Kimo box office or www.ticketmaster.com. More information Katherine Giese 505-768-3544 Ancient myths inspire an evening of contemporary ballets, featuring Orpheus, choreography by Alex Ossadnik. For special assistance call 7683522 or 311 locally. (Voice/Relay) NM 1-800-659-8331 or 711


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HEALTH May 12 Isabel Torres, RT will speak on "Bone Density Testing – What to Expect" at the Osteoporosis Foundation's Educational presentation, from 1:30-3 PM, at Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center, 501 Elizabeth St. SE. Space is limited. RSVP to 275.8731. Fee: $1. Acupuncture Free Day Sunday May 1st 12 AM – 4 PM Community Acupuncture at 2509 Vermont NE, Suite A2 (behind the Flying Star on Menaul). For appointment call 505-266-2606 AcupunctureonVermont@gmail.com Celebrating International Workers Day on Mayday MUSIC First Friday The American Recorder Society meets at 7:15 PM in the adult annex at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy NE. All skill levels welcome. Call 505.228.8196 or visit rgrecorders.org/abq. Mondays May 7- through October Saturdays Saturday Serenades return to Old Town, all day. Strolling mariachis, live music in patios and courtyards. The

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lbuquerque Singles Over Sixty (SOS) is a singles meet-up group that offers the opportunity for social networking. In order to participate in the Albuquerque Singles over Sixty (SOS) events individuals must join the group. To join visit: http://www.meetup.com. Once a member individuals will receive details ov every event posted, who to contact, costs for everything. So, if you are sitting around alone and you are 59 or above, then come on and join Albuquerque Singles Over Sixty! This month events include: • Happy hour events on Wednesdays at 5 PM • Thursday walks at 10 AM. To participate email Gail at widemissouri@aol.com • Thursdays at Our Place II and listen to Freddie Chavez at 6 PM • Thursdays at the Caravan for Line Dancing at 6 PM. • Mother’s Day at the Zoo with music by Leon Russell at 7 PM. There event will cost $20 to $25 and to make reservations contact Darlene at dafattorusso@aol.com • Mother’s Day Brunch at noon. • Euchre Card Game at 6 PM on Saturday May 21.

music adds to the Old Town ambiance, whether shopping, dining or strolling. May 13 Go Wild! Fundraiser concert with Legend Leon Russell at Rio Grande Zoo. 7:30–9 PM. A rock and roll renaissance man, Leon Russell, one of the most accomplished and versatile musicians. General lawn seating available, guests encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Picnics welcome, food available from vendors. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 night of performance. Tickets available from any BioPark cashier. No telephone orders. May 13 Mariachi Mystery Tour in Old Town, 7 PM. Combine the music of the Beatles with mariachi and get one of the most fun fusions of music around! Featuring the sons of legendary artist Roberto Martinez, founder of the much-honored mariachi band, Los Reyes de Albuquerque. Free. Call 311. May 14, 15 The Westside Concert Chorale (formerly Westside Community Chorale) presents a spring concert, "Music for the Heart and Soul," May 14, at 7:30 PM, at St. Michaels and All Angels Episcopal Church, 601 Montaño Road; and May 15, 3:30 PM, at West Mesa Christian Church, 8821 Golf Course Road. Advance tickets available, also available at the door; $12/adults; $7/ students and seniors. Call, 514.4259. May 21 An “Evening of Music and Puppets” under the portal at Coronado State Monument, Hwy 550, Bernalillo, at 6 PM. Live music of the American West by Steve Cormier, followed by the Puppet’s Revenge players, Demonio and Lady Blue, who tell a magical story of the 1528 wanderings of Estevanico & Cabeza de Vaca, whose tales influenced the Coronado Expedition. Reserved tickets: $10/adults; $5/children under 12. Call 505.867.5351. May 25 Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin in concert, at South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE. Matinee, 2 PM, $10; concert, 7:30 PM, $15. Bettman is an accomplished writer. Halpin, is a multi-instrumentalist. Enjoy his work on mandolin, fiddle and guitar, accompanied by Bettman’s fiery fiddle and vocals. Call 311 or visit cabq.gov/ sbcc.

Prayers for World Peace with Gen Kelsang Gomlam, practical Buddhist teachings to nourish compassion and wisdom. Teachings are easily understood in an environment conducive for beginners, 10-11:30 AM. Free admission, donations welcome. Mondays – Meditation for beginners, 7-8:30 PM, includes simple prayers, a short teaching, and guided meditation, $7/class. Wednesdays –Just Breathe. Quick and easy guided meditations to provide a peaceful state of mind & light vegetarian lunch ($4), noon-1 PM, $5/class. Fridays – Meditation for beginners, and light vegetarian lunch ($4), noon-1 PM, includes simple prayers, a short teaching, and guided meditation, $5/ class. THEATRE May 7, 8 Ballet Repertory Theatre Presents: Mythical Wonders at KiMo, May 7, 7-9 PM; May 8, 2-4 PM. Ancient myths inspire an evening of contemporary ballets; featuring Orpheus, choreography by Alex Ossadnik. Tickets, $10-$25, at KiMo Box Office, 768.3544 or ticketmaster.com. May 20 Paula Poundstone at KiMo Theatre, 7:30-9:30 PM. Appearing on stage with a stool, a microphone, and a can

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of Diet Pepsi, Poundstone is famous for her razor-sharp wit and spontaneity. Tickets, $35–$38.50, at KiMo Box Office, 768.3544 or ticketmaster.com. May 22 Opera in Cinema: The Girl of the Golden West from The Netherland’s Opera, at KiMo Theatre, 2-5 PM. Sung in Italian with English Subtitles. A corrupt Sheriff Jack Rance and charismatic criminal Dick Johnson vie for the love of glamorous blonde and devout Christian Minnie. Tickets, $20, at KiMo Box Office, 768.3544 or ticketmaster.com. May 25 Indie Q at the KiMo Theatre, 7-9 PM. The Albuquerque Film Office in conjunction with the City of Albuquerque and The KiMo Theatre present Indie Q. A free screening of locally-made films. Doors open at 6:30 PM, screenings start at 7 PM. Free. Call 768.3544, visit cabq.gov. May 29 Ballet in Cinema Live: Coppelia at KiMo Theatre. Time delay screening from the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow. 2-4:30 PM. In this joyous and witty version written by George Balanchine, a beautiful mechanical doll threatens the happiness of two lovers. Tickets, $15, at KiMo Box Office, 768.3544 or ticketmaster.com.

MUSEUMS Second Saturdays Family FunDays at Balloon Museum highlighting different themes like science, flight, weather and art, and handson fun each month. Call, 768.6028. SPIRIT Kadampa Meditation Center New Mexico, 8701 Comanche NE. Visit meditationinnewmexico.org, call, 292.5293. Sundays

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CLASSIFIEDS Continuing Education SPANISH LESSONS by Native Teacher. Books available 917-5134119. Community Events Come join fun & friendly Niners 50+ golf group, 9 holes, city courses mthly, yearly membership $10, call Bob 266-7375 or Jim 884-0027 Handyman/ Yard/ Landscape Carpenter-Cabinet Maker Handyman, free estimates - small jobs welcome. Established 1969. Call Mike at 884-4138. Clint’s Handyman Landscaping, yard work, heavy lifting, hauling, inside and outside work. References available. (505) 331-5787 or clints.yards@gmail. com Papa’s Lawn & Garden Service Spring yard clean up. Leaves and pine needle removal. Hedges, bushes, and small tree trimming. Flower bed planting, mowing, edging and aerating. Free Estimates Contact Jim at 274-3086 Expert Shrub Pruning: ROSES, pyracantha, over-grown juniper restorations, general clean-up. We’re not the cheapest, just the BEST!

Quality work with a woman’s touch. Murphy’s Earthworks: 505-761-9629. Handyman - Swamp cooler, winterized, electrical, plumbing, carpentry. Affordable door and window replacement, bath and kitchen remodels. Free estimates. Call 463-4744. Health Colonic with Sauna, Hot Tub and massage, $55 Ayla RN 292-9841 Help Wanted Atencion Family Services Now Paying Self-Directed Caregivers $10.00 per hour Call 505-301-7308 Caregivers needed for several shifts. Must pass background checks and reference checks. Integrity, honesty & love of elders required. Will need auto with current N.M. driver’s license and current auto insurance. Send resume to jan@companioncare.us.com

Miscellaneous Services I am available to take care of an elderly male or female senior in my home or yours. I am a semi retired nurse, I have compassion for the elderly. I would like to incorporate him or her, or a husband and wife that would still like to be together to live with us in our mother in law quarters. Or if only one, in a private room in my house. It is furnished, cable provided, total personal care, includes all meals, transportation to appointments and to senior citizens center, if ambulatory. I can take care of w/c, dementia or alz. pts. Hospice and on diapers considered. In Home care, yours, I charge $75.00 per shift, eves. $65.00. If I accept someone to live in my home, $65.00 a day, but I can be flexible, depending on how much care is needed. I live in the S.W. Albuq. area. For more information; please call Rafaela at area code; 505836-7383 or my cell 205-9629. Thank you. MEDICAL BILLS? Are you stuck with unpaid medical bills? I resolve medical balances by Listening, Suggesting & Representing Call Kathy 3079350 medicalresolutions@gmail.com. Office cleaning, light housekeeping, caregiver part-time, house sitting, notary/bonded references available. Call 836-8672 in Albuquerque and reference this classified. Errand runner with 20 years experience. Available for a wide variety of

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Companion position sought by prof. violinist. Beautiful music in your home. Can also offer errands, meals, Dr, appointments, walks, light housekeeping. Available weekdays, part time. No lifting. Call 505 268-0906 Watercolor Commissioned Paintings Give that special gift to your loved one! Subjects can be Pet portraits, flowers, or birds (716) 479-7986 or aesposito.20@comcast.net. Retail Corliss Enterprises. Specializing in Cane Chairs, Fiber Rush, Danish Cord and Wicker. 291-3120 / 710-6194 (cell). Wanted WWII Memorabilia WWII military items, including guns, knives, bayonets, jackets and other memorabilia. Contact Bert at 505-254-1438. Bella Diamonds & Watches We pay top dollar for gold, silver, platinum, diamonds, gemstones, watches, and more! We make an offer while you wait and pay cash. Call Robert at 884-1024 for more information. Rate - $1 per word, $10 minimum Box Border - Additional $10 Bold First Line - Additional $5 Photo - Additional $5 Call 880-0470


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Dr. Gerard Muraida Dr. Gerard Muraida specializes in geriatric medicine and family practice. He is the senior medical director for VistaCare in Albuquerque.

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uring my recent talk about Palliative Care at the Prime Time 50+ Expo, a woman in attendance stood up and walked out when I provided the specifics on my topic. The guest explained she didn’t want to hear about dying. The remainder of the audience looked puzzled but I moved along and introduced a book titled Talking About Death Won't Kill You by Virginia Morris. I explained how when we are young we talk about getting life insurance and afterwards feel a sense of accomplishment for planning ahead. The same is so true when life throws a curve at us with a treatable but non-curable health condition. We should try to look ahead and plan the potential courses of treatment. Neither the discussion nor the intent to peer ahead will hasten the end.

We’ll Leave the Light on for You While each of us acknowledges the fact that we are mortal, in some ways we act as if we are invincible. This is especially true when as teenagers we took risks that today as adults we still wonder how we survived unscathed. Receiving the news that no further curative treatments are available remains puzzling in this age of modern medicine. Surely someone somewhere has a treatment for this or that! Switching from curing to simply caring involves much more than changing one letter. In fact, change involves an entire team of professionals. Once someone has decided to forego a life-extending treatment such as dialysis for renal failure, palliative care or even hospice become a real option. What now happens is that a team consisting of a physician, a nurse, a social worker, a chaplain and a nursing assistant begin periodic visits at home or wherever the patient calls home. The medical, spiritual and emotional needs are all addressed and continuously reassessed. Pain, no matter what the source, is dealt with in a multidisciplinary manner. Quality of life, not quantity, is the goal. So far none of this sounds horribly disturbing.

Virginia Morris’ book recounts tales of individual struggles with death, dying and the manner in which loved ones died. She urges the reader to empower themselves to help direct end-of-life care. Dr Shewin Nuland in his book, How We Die indicates that death and the dying process no longer belongs to an individual or their family. “It belongs to doctors and hospitals and drug manufacturers and insurance programs and policy-makers, all of whom drive the direction of our care and treatment. They own our final days and months. They own our dying.” He goes on to say that by educating ourselves about end-of-life options, we can regain ownership. Hospice derives its name from the Latin word hospes meaning to host a guest or stranger. The name hospice was first applied to the care of dying patients by Mme Jeanne Garnier in Lyon, France, in 1842. The Irish Sisters of Charity used the name next when they opened Our Lady's Hospice in Dublin in 1879 and St. Joseph's Hospice in Hackney, London 1905. In 1967, Dame Cicely Saunders started St Christopher’s Hospice after being inspired by one of her patients. She met him in 1948

when he was hospitalized with an inoperable cancer. The two had discussed how she might one day open a place that was better suited to control pain and preparing for death than a busy hospital ward. When he died, he bequeathed £500 and told Saunders, "I will be a window in your home." Since then her ideals have spread around the world. She is considered the founder of the modern hospice movement. Webster’s dictionary defines the word palliate “to cloak or to coverup.” The meaning of palliative care is to relieve a symptom without delving into the cause. Quality of life not necessarily quantity is the goal. That goal may be accomplished wherever one calls “home.” Today, hospice is no longer just a place, but rather a philosophy of care for the terminally ill patient facing a difficult journey. The original purpose remains the same – to find rest, to be cared for and to gather courage to face the remaining days of their journey together. When a terminal condition comes your way, and hospice or palliative care are mentioned, don’t get up and walk out. To borrow a popular motel chain’s motto “We’ll leave the light on for you!”

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Annual Latino Writers Conference Monica Brown will discuss writing for children. Roberta Orona Cordova, Constructing the anthology Evelina Fernandez Writing plays that matter Lydia Gil & Ana Pacheco Cultural journalism Rubén Molina Writing for popular culture Braulio Muñoz

When: May 18th - 21st Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center Cost: $300 registration. Scholarships available To participate: Call 505_246_ 2261 and speak with Carlos Vasquez.

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Editor and Publishing Houses in attendance will be: Arte Público Press, – Gabriela Baeza Ventura Aztlán Libre Press – Juan Tejeda University of Arizona Press – Kathryn Conrad University of New Mexico Press Rio Grande Books – Paul Rhetts Sunstone Press – Jim Smith

Faculty and topics this year: Francisco Alarcón, on the power of poetry for two languages Alurista, a well known poet Ray John de Aragón & Rosa María Calles, on writing for faith and healing

Agents in attendance Adriana Dominguez – Full Circle Literary Agency Sandra Toro – The Toro Literary Agency

29th Annual Senior Hall of Fame Thursday, May 12, 2011 Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid Hotel North 5151 San Francisco NE

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Nuts for Coconuts!

herb doc Shellie Rosen, DOM Shellie Rosen is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. She can be reached at 505.999.9468 or via her web site at Bodyvolve.com

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he coconut is a powerhouse of fiber, mineral and vitamins. You have probably been using coconut products your entire life, in body products such as soaps and lotions. If your allergy alerts are on guard against coconut, you might try it, because coconut is actually considered a fruit! This is great news, because it delivers the wonderfully nutty flavor often missed by those unable to consume nuts. In areas of

the world such as India, it is found to be an allergen. This is because of the exaggerated use of coconuts and consequential build-up in the body. Do use caution if you are consuming multiple coconut products. Coconut primarily grows in the palms of the tropics. Young coconuts are considered hazardous due to their heavy dangling weight. They grow without assistance, but anyone who has ever climbed a coconut tree or

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tried to crack one open can testify to the energy and effort involved in extracting the nutrients. I prescribe coconut water to my patients who suffer electrolyte imbalances or dehydration, because it is an excellent way to replenish for individuals of any age. Even a sick pet appears to recover more quickly, after being fed coconut water. It tastes great and contains potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphate, in addition to some essential amino acids. Most of us are trying to replace more moderate amounts of electrolytes following an illness or a workout. Please use caution as you invite coconut into your life. Coconut can soften the stool and may lead to diarrhea if overused. Coconuts have been noted for their ability to kill bacteria, viruses and fungi in medical and science journals for years. They are noted for being the “remedy” of choice for numerous illnesses. The fruit provides clean, quick energy and hearty fats and poly-phenols. Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA), or medium-chain triglycerides (MCT), special types of fatty acids that actually help prevent and reduce heart disease and atherosclerosis. Most of the fats we consume are of a long-chain fatty acid. If you are trying to find dairy alternatives, coconut products can be very helpful. I love using the oils in cooking and as a spread in place of butter. It is extremely high in saturated fats and you can taste it. As for a milk replacement, coconut milk is delicious; I use it in smoothies and over rice crisps. Thai food curries use coconut milk as a base for the spices that flavor and heat the curry spices. This translates into a wonderfully creamy sauce that blends well with veggies and rice. One can purchase Thai curry, coconut milk, veggies and rice at any grocery store and prepare a meal of it in less than 30 minutes! This is a great vegan meal for the experimental grandchild you can’t seem to please. Abundant Blessings!


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history Marc Simmons Dr. Marc Simmons is New Mexico’s best known and most distinguished historian. He has written more than 40 books, several of which won awards including “Albuquerque: A Narrative History.” Comments to him can be posted at ptpubco.com under his columns.

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steadily.” “As the thing did not interest me, I retired into my bedroom next door. At midnight, I was awakened by a rumpus in the store and I heard angry voices. “Soon one of the party, Peter Saxel, rushed into my room. He asked for my pistol and hissed between his teeth, ‘I’ll shoot the damned judge,’ I realized at once that Benedict must have been cheating.” Your Huning had the presences

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An Intemperate Judge

udge Kirby Benedict was a prominent figure in the early days of New Mexico Territory. Before coming to the Southwest, he had practiced law in Illinois, where he was a good friend of the young Abraham Lincoln. Then in 1855, he received a presidential appointment as associate justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court. Within a short time, New Mexicans were whispering that the formidable judge “was a not a member of any temperance society.” That was a polite way of saying he was a heavy drinker. The many temperance societies signed up alcoholics who pledged to quit. The custom at that time was for the justices to “ride circuit.” That is, they traveled throughout the territory, from Taos south to Mesilla and Las Cruces, holding court sessions in the larger towns. Judge Benedict’s fondness for hard liquor sometimes got him into serious trouble. Such episode occurred at Albuquerque while he was on circuit. The judge enjoyed a game of cards, and whenever in town, he would usually get some cronies together for a little poker in the back room of Rosenstein’s General Store. Franz Huning, a young German immigrant, was a clerk in the store, and he tells the story. “Once,” he says, “the poker session lasted far into the night, the players drinking

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of mind to tell the intruder he did not know where the pistol was the man began tearing the place apart. Franz hurried out of the room and slipped into the store. He found both his employer, Rosenstein, and Benedict to be quite drunk. Taking the judge gently by the arm, he guided him toward the door and then in the darkness spirited him away to safety. “In after years,” as Huning explained it, “the judge would extol the good sense I had showed on that occasion when he was in great danger.” In fact Benedict’s life has probably been save, and he knew it. Another incident happened at Taos in 1864, where the judge had gone on circuit to hold his annual court session. In an ensuing trial of a murder case, during which the accused had been found guilty, an inebriated Benedict pronounced sentence, saying, “This court takes positive delight in sentencing you to death.” Some members of the legal profession were scandalized by his conduct, charging the judge with what today would be call “insensitivity” and being drunk on the bench. A delegation traveled to Washington and presented the accusation before President Lincoln. He responded: “Gentlemen, Benedict and I have been friends for 30 years. Benedict drunk knows more law than all other judges in New Mexico, sober. I shall not disturb him.”

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