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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Monday, August 20, 1984
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ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL r - ....... .... , .' .'- 104th Year No. 233 State Seeking Aid for Indian Education Ills By Todd Eisenstadt JOURNAL STAFF WRITER Indian students score lower on scholastic tests than any other group. Indian students' drop-out rates in New Mexico are double those of Anglo students. And many education officials believe it is time to take action. In the 1982-83 school year, state scores for eighth-grade Anglo students on the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills averaged 68, while the state average for Indian students was 27. The average was 42 for Hispanic students and 36 for black students. "Both on a statewide and a national level, we need to focus our attention more on the needs of the Indian students," said Kena Salazar, director of Indian education in New Mexico. The are 26,000 Indian students in the state's public elementary and secondary schools, or 9 percent of the public-school student body. The Governor's Office is establishing a task force to discuss the problems of Indian education, according to Bob McNeill, executive assistant to Gov. Toney Anaya. "There's a serious situation with regard to Indian education in the state," he said. It will be the task force's job to come up with recommendations for legislative bills and to look at the reallocation of Indian education funds. The request to establish the task force was made by Jerry Brown, president of the New Mexico Indian Education MORE: See STATE on PAGE A-3 Presbyterian's New By Byron Spice JOURNAL SCIENCE WRITER Presbyterian Hospital may expand the services of its heart institute to include pediatric cardiology and heart surgery specialties that until now were centered at the University of New Mexico Hospital. UNM officials, upset that Presbyterian is considering the diagnosis and treatment of congenital City Manhunt Escalates; Officer Remains Stable By Valerie Gerard JOURNAL STAFF WRITER Police intensified their search Sunday for a man wanted in connection with Saturday night's shooting of Albuquerque Police Officer Victor Webb. Webb, 29, remained in stable condition at University of New Mexico Hospital on Sunday after undergoing 4Vi hours of surgery. Police said they were seeking Inside Good Morning Some Republican delegates are getting their introduction to Tex-Mex food in Dallas. That's probably the hottest time they'll have at that convention. The Weather ALBUQUERQUE Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of afternoon and evening thun-dershowers. High upper 80s, low mid-60s. Details on C-13. Index ACTION LINE A-2 MOVIES B-7 BRIDGE A-9 PUZZLES B-4 CLASSIFIED C-l2 SPORTS C-1-4 COMICS C-14 TELEVISION A-9 DEAR ABBY B-4 TRENDS B-2. 3 DEATHS, FUNERALS C-13 WEATHER C-13 EDITOR IALSCOMMENT A-4 WHAT'S HAPPENING C-12 i AfPages In -4 Sections f . v -jet:. .,. rvl c IV ',.'f,,-.-W.4i ,' r.;."t .1 . , ixm 7. 1 The (Really) Big Picture Mark Goode, television consultant to the Republican National Convention, takes Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler on a tour of the Dallas Convention's podium Sunday. Their image is projected on the television monitor overhead, which will allow convention participants a clear view of the speakers. heart defects in children, say such a move could affect both the cost and quality of care. But pediatric cardiology seems a logical extension of Presbyterian Hospital's widely respected heart program, said Administrator Hank Walker. Presbyterian has the largest cardiology program in the state. "We have agreed to take a hard look at it," said Walker, though no decision is expected for a couple of months. The study has been Lyle V. Moody, approximately 37, in connection with the shooting. Moody is described as a S-foot-8 black man weighing 140 pounds with a short Afro haircut and a beard. On Sunday, District Judge Tom Mescall signed a warrant for Moody's arrest. Webb was shot twice Saturday night as he and Officer Ricky E. Foley attempted to serve a war- MORE: See MANHUNT on PAGE A-3 ...appears today in Section D Teacher Lack Foreseen SANTA MONICA, Calif. The nation is facing a teacher shortage so critical that the least qualified instructors could take over the classrooms. Page A-8. Monday Morning August 20, 1984 7W i m f ASSOCIATED PRESS '! f . - s . Heart Proposal Disturbs UNM Hospital impelled by some surgeons and by the arrival of Dr. Rochelle Burstein, the city's first pediatric cardiologist in private practice, he added. Dr. Steven Yabek, one of UNM's four pediatric cardiologists, doesn't see the logic. The differences between the congenital heart defects affecting children and the chronic heart disease plaguing adults are great, he contended. The small number of young patients in New Mexico Crowds of shoppers and sightseers converged on the Santa Fe Plaza on Sunday to take part in the 63rd Indian Market. The festival, which ended Sunday, is a showcase for Indian arts and Copyright 1984, Journal Publishing Co. Delegates, Protesters Hail 1984 GOP Gala COMPILED FROM JOURNAL WIRES DALLAS Vice President George Bush, accusing Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale of being "out of touch with the American people," Sunday kicked off five days of Republican partying and politicking designed to launch President Reagan toward a second term. As thousands of delegates, party officials and celebrities poured into this scorching city for the 33rd Republican National Convention opening today, an upbeat Bush told a cheering crowd of 2.000 at his hotel, "I can't wait Hispanic White House Poll By Paul R. Wieck Of THE JOURNAL'S WASHINGTON BUREAU DALLAS The most recent White House poll shows 43 percent of the Hispanics surveyed support President Reagan, a sharp increase over his showing in the community four years ago. The 1980 exit polls showed Reagan getting 35 percent of the Hispanic vote. It represents a strong comeback for Reagan, whose Hispanic support plunged when the economy soured. Earlier this year, GOP strategists admitted they'd be satisfied with a 30 percent show doesn't require and actually argues against a second center, he said. National standards for pediatric cardiology suggest that dividing the program actually could cause the quality of care to decline and costs to go up. "It makes no sense at this point," Yabek said. Ten years ago, when UNM had to send many of its young heart patients out of state for treatment, a commitment by Presbyterian might have Indian Market Shoppers Pack Plaza Daily 1H for this campaign to get going. I want to tell what's right and decent and good about this country." At least 30 anti-Reagan protesters were treated for heat-related problems at their Tent City encampment on the banks of the Trinity River. Tent City has its own post office, drug store and mess hall, and the city of Dallas after months of resistance and a federal lawsuit by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now has supplied roads, telephones, 28 showers and 14 toilets. Swing to Reagan? Shows Voter Bloc Support Jumps to 43 ing in the Hispanic community this year. New Mexico GOP Chairman Edward Lujan Jr., in Dallas for today's start of the Republican National Convention, said Sunday he'd sensed a movement of Hispanics to Reagan in New Mexico in recent days. "The overriding issue is the economy," Lujan said. The poll, taken by White House pollster Richard Wirthlin, was released Sunday in Dallas by GOP National Chairman Frank Faren-kopf Jr. Lujan predicted that Reagan's growing strength among Hispanics could be a big help to New yielded medical benefits. "Now, we don't send anyone out of state and our results are very satisfying." The discussion comes during a time of great change in the medical field. In the past year, pressure to contain medical costs has dramatically shortened hospital stays even in New Mexico, where hospitals have boasted lengths of stay well below the national average. The result is surplus beds. crafts. As in previous years, market organizers said, more 100,000 people were drawn to the capital by the three-day event. Sunday 754 Protesters Sunday erected 55,000 tiny wooden crosses on a grassy slope near the Dallas Convention Center and read names of those killed in Central America fighting. Of the main political business there was absolutely no doubt. . The delegates will nominate Reagan and Bush on a single roll call of the states Wednesday night, and the ticket solid leaders in the public opinion polls will speak Thursday in the televised kickoff of their re- MORE: See REPUBLICANS on Page A 3 Mexico Republicans this year. "It could give us the state Senate and possibly the state House and it could make the difference for Imu Galleons in his race for Congress in the north," Lujan said. Gallegos faces Democrat Rep. Bill Richardson in New Mexico's Third Congressional District. The poll also shows Reagan sweeping the South and West and ahead of the Democrats in the Midwest and Northeast. He leads in all but two states (Minresot.i and West Virginia) and the Dis- MORE: See POLL on PAGE A 3 So hospitals now work hard to maintain and, if possible, expand their share of the health-care market to survive. William Johnson, UNM Hospital administrator, says community hospitals see siphoning off paying patients from UNM as one way to do so. Johnson recently has criticized St. Joseph for housing a burn-treatment service and Presbyteri- MORE: See HEART on PAGE A 3 JOURNAL PHOTO NEIL JACOBS f "14

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