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Saturday December 11, 1999

MEXICO

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/19991211/t000112910.html Throughout the Hispanic Southwest, Guadalupe and Juan Diego are powerful symbols.

NEW MEXICO

http://www.abqjournal.com/scitech/1folsom12-10-99.htm A Folsom Point housed at the Denver Museum of Natural History since it was discovered in the 1920s has been returned to New Mexico.

ARIZONA

http://www.azcentral.com/news/1211telescope.shtml Whipple Observatory at Mount Hopkins is a quarter-mile from a Navajo-style sweat lodge, whose operator fears it.

http://www.prescottaz.com/pdc/dayarc.htm In 1917, an Arizona legislator suggested replacing the star on the Arizona flag with a Gila monster. [Apparently, a Gila Monster is no one's sacred symbol]

Mesa Community College, Department of Cultural Science is seeking people interested in teaching anthropology courses in the spring, 2000 semester. Courses available include: Introduction to Social/Cultural Anthropology and Magic, Witchcraft, and Healing. Both day and evening courses are available. You must have your Master's degree in-hand to be eligible to teach. Please contact Dr. Shereen Lerner as soon as possible if interested in these teaching opportunities. Phone: 480-461-7306; email: slerner@mail.mc.maricopa.edu

CYBERIA

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/newse/1211so17.htm A CD-ROM encyclopedia featuring the history of Okinawa Prefecture and its traditional food, folklore and art is attracting attention as a comprehensive record of the region.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/newse/1211cu23.htm A study of ancient eye shadow was based on makeup containers, mirrors, hair-pins and brushes, all of which were excavated from archaeological sites.