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Wife’s hospital dream realized

Yolanda Acosta-Villegas fulfilled her dream of honoring her husband’s life by refurbishing the University of New Mexico Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit waiting room. Acosta-Villegas spent the last year and $10,000 redecorating the waiting room and dedicated her work to her late husband Wednesday morning. Her husband, Ralph, was brought to the hospital after an accident in 1998 and died while being treated at the trauma center. Her experience in the intensive care waiting room and memories of her husband prompted her to take action.


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Group assails Bush order

A global women's issues panel at the UNM Law School Tuesday raised lingering concerns about President George W. Bush's recent action on reproductive rights. The order, signed during the elder Bush's administration and suspended when Bill Clinton was elected, blocks U.S. funds for groups that provide abortions and counseling internationally.


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Parts of N.M. in state of emergency

Richard Nunn of Hobbs was on his way to Albuquerque when he skidded off the icy road south of Vaughn. "I'm not very happy," Nunn said Tuesday after hitching a ride to Vaughn, where he waited for a wrecker to come deal with his car.



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Scholars honor astronaut

Ronald E. McNair scholars planted a tree outside of the Special Programs building Monday in memory of an astronaut whose death has provided UNM minority students a chance to finish their education.


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Grant betters computer networks

Researchers will have an easier time sharing information, now that a $498,000 grant will pave the way for better internal computer networks on campus.The grant was awarded by the National Science Foundation to create a separate research network, specifically engineered to support the changing, dynamic needs of researchers on campus, said Gilbert Gonzales, chief information officer at Information Technologies and principle investigator of the grant.“More so than ever before we have faculty that are working on interdisciplinary research projects all around the world, and they need to be able to share data, with our colleagues in Texas, California, Illinois,” Gonzales said.

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