Albuquerque Journal from Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 11, 1992 · Page 18
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4 B2 ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL Friday, September 11, 1992 Indian Group Challenges Trademark Feds Asked To Act Against Football Team By Tom Sharpe Tooar Could corned beef tacos be on the menu at tonight's IrishNew Mexican Dinner in rememberance of Brother Mathias? There's only one way to find out and that's by showing up at the Knights of Columbus, 609 14th St. SW, tonight at 6:30 for a Mass followed by the dinner. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $3 for children. There will also be a raffle and proceeds will go toward funding an Albuquerque home for retired priests. Trial and Appeal Board would schedule a hearing in about 13 months. ; Romero said while professional sports teams like the Kansas City Chiefs and the Atlanta Braves continue to use their American Indian logos, college teams have changed theirs. The Stanford Indians became the Cardinals and the Dart-mouth Indians, the Big Green, said Romero, a graduate of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. He said he didn't object to the Santa Fe Indian School's "Runnin' Braves" name. But when non-Indian schools usurp Indian logos for team mascots, "it dehumanizes us ... and sounds like they're talking about a cougar or a bear," Romero said. Archambault said many Washington Redskins team members have supported changing the name, but their fans are reluctant. "The American public is in a frenzy about their football teams," she said. "But the world's not going to fall apart if we change the name." race is a mascot." Romero and Archambault, who both live in Santa Fe, appeared at a news conference at the Eldorado Hotel on Thursday while other Indian leaders announced the action in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. A spokeswoman for the Washington Redskins office in Ashburn, Va., declined comment on the controversy. Romero said team owner Jack Kent Cooke indicated he was "not open to negotiation" on the name when the Washington City Council recently voted to recommend a change. Cooke is also chairman of Raljon Publishing which owns several New Mexico newspapers, including the Socorro Defensor Chieftain, the Valencia County News-Bulletin, the Ruidoso News and the Deming Headlight. He also owns newspapers in Colorado, Arizona and California, according to a spokeswoman for the Ruidoso News. JOURNAL NORTHERN BUREAU SANTA FE Using American Indian symbols for sports teams demeans Indians and promotes racist ignorance, members of an organization challenging the Washington Redskins' trademark said Thursday in Santa Fe. "This is an anachronism," CochitI Pueblo artist Mateo Romero said of the 1992 Super Bowl champions' "Indian Head Nickel" logo. "I'm not sure how accurate it ever was, but it's sure not us today." Jodi Archambault of the Morning Star Foundation, an American Indian advocacy group sponsoring the action with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, said other sports and product symbols degrade tribal people. The Cleveland Indians' cartoonish logo "looks like the Sambo of Indian people," said Archambault who is of Lakota Sioux heritage. "No other IN BRIEF Hillary Clinton To Visit State Fair t Hillary Clinton's tour of the State Fair in Albuquerque on Saturday will start at 1:45 p.m., campaign officials said. Archambault Romero Raljon also sought to buy the Rio Grande Sun in Espanola and the Taos News a few years ago, said Rob Pigott of the New Mexico Press Association. Romero said if the Patent and Trademark Office cancels Cooke's imprimatur for the use of the "Redskins" name, others could use it without paying Cooke a fee and he might be forced to use another name less offensive to American Indians. Stephen R. Baird, a Washington attorney who filed the action on Wednesday, told The Associated Press that the Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Clinton, wife of Democratic presidential nominee Bill Clinton, is to be accompanied by Gov. Bruce King and his wife, Alice King. The group will make a stop at the School Building, where Clinton will be shown a student art exhibit. Clinton and the Kings also are scheduled to visit Villa Hispana. Earlier Saturday, Clinton is scheduled to make a campaign visit to the Navajo Nation fair in LANDSCAPE PLAMIXG & DESIGN New Service From Rowland Nursery! Rowland Nursery, Inc. is pleased to announce the formation of our new Landscape Planning and Customer Service Division under the direction of Penny Shrum. Penny brings over IS years of experience as an award winning Landscape Designer in Southern California and New Mexico. She will be providing consultations and personalized landscape plans to the homeowner at reasonable prices to include discounts on plants and materials. She will also be providing a free monthly newsletter with information about what's going on in the garden during that month. For more information, stop by your local store or call Penny at 898-6837. Hillary Clinton Window Rock, Ariz. Five Join Women Voters Roll of Honor l Five women who have been members of the League of Women ' Voters for more than 30 years were inducted into the Albuquerque chapter's new "Roll of Honor" last month. The women, all from Albuquerque, were recognized for their contributions to the league and were selected based on length of service and league involvement. Selected to the honor roll were Gertrude 3anks, Mabel Brehm, Josephine Hillman, Ann Johnson and Betty Weir. Banks, 94, joined the Albuquerque league in 1950 and since then has helped organize other league units and has served on the board for many years. Brehm, 88, has served as league membership chairwoman and treasurer. She was involved in getting the league's day-care committee started during the 1970s. Hillman, 76, and Johnson, have worked as registrars, registering , thousands of voters. Weir, 82, is one of the league specialists in international relations. (Km MftHgL'fl it!) 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Sedillo remains in the Juvenile Detention Center, and a hearing is scheduled for today on whether he should remain there. Heisey said his office will ask that Sedillo be held. An Albuquerque officer in July tracked down Sedillo as a graffiti suspect through a license plate but couldn't arrest him because officers can't make arrests on most petty crimes without witnessing them. But the officer then got estimates that placed the cost of cleaning ,up the building at more than $1,000. 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Clarence "Pee Wee" Kennedy, who fired from the car Coffey drove, pleaded no contest Feb. 5 in Children's Court to aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in the West Mesa shooting and also entered pleas in two unrelated cases. He was later sentenced to two years in the New Mexico Boys School at Springer. Coffey pleaded guilty July 29 to aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in the Velasquez incident and to the same crime in the unrelated November incident. He faced up to four years in prison. 1 gal Reg 7.99 5 gal Reg 24.99 FLOWERING A PI I'M Albuquerque's Favorite! All colors; Watermelon Red, Pink, Lavender and more. J.:) $1999 5 gal r THEY'RE HERE! FAIL PLANTING BULBS SHADE TREE SPECIALS! TULIPS-HYACINTHS-DAFFODILS-CROCUS-OTHERS Plant now while selection and color is BEST! $1 099 S gal. 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