1. Hispanic Business - "UNM Delegation Travels to Japan to Strengthen Economic Investments"
UNM President Robert G. Frank leads a delegation invited to a workshop in Japan intended to further a unique public-private partnership the university has established with Japan.

2. ABQ Journal - "Credit aims to stem brain drain"
Democratic Senate majority ship Tim Keller pushes for a bill that would give a sizable tax credit to companies that hire graduates of New Mexico universities to fill full-time positions that include employee benefits.

3. The Taos News - "Taos DA accused of abusing subpoena power"
UNM law professor Barbara Bergman comments on subpoena power.

4. ABC-7 (PR Newswire) - "Cardinal Health Foundation Helps Local Non-Profit Organizations Fight Prescription Drug Abuse, Misuse"
Cardinal Health Foundation awards more than $350,000 in grant funding to 29 non-profit organizations dedicated to the fight against prescription drug abuse, UNM College of Pharmacy among the recipients.

5. ABQ Journal ("Venue") "Elegance of Mexican cowboy culture"
Roland Rodriguez, an adjunct faculty in UNM’s Department of Art and Art History gives a talk on the Myth of the Horseman in Mexican Culture.

6. ABQ Journal - "Series examines women as leaders"
Lecture series sponsored by UNM, the New Mexico Humanities Council and Sandia National Laboratories looks at the current trend of female political leadership.

7. ABQ Journal - "2014 Legislative agenda"
Issues on the docket affecting UNM include sustaining the lottery scholarship and expanding family practice residency and nurse practitioner programs.

8. Free News Pos - "Musica features Brazilian violinist"
Cármelo de los Santos, who teaches violin at UNM, will perform Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto, Opus 14 next weekend with the Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra.

9. Epoch Times - "We All Have at Least Three Eyes—One Inside the Head"
Rick Strassman, a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the UNM School of Medicine, conducted U.S. government-approved clinical research at UNM in the 1990s, studying DMT, a chemical closely related to the brain neurotransmitter serotonin, in the pineal gland, which he refers to as the spirit molecule or "third eye.”

10. Media Monitoring from Friday-Monday, Jan. 17-20

MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2014

7 KOAT 5:00 AM

PEOPLE WHO ATTEND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ON UNM'S CAMPUS ARE UPSET ABOUT A BIG CHANGE IN ITS PRIESTS. THE AQUINAS NEWMAN CENTER HAS BEEN LED BY DOMINICAN PRIESTS FROM CHICAGO SINCE 1950. BUT NOW, THE PRIESTS SAY THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SANTA FE WILL TAKE OVER THE PARISH. THAT HAS PARISHIONERS SIGNING A PETITION TO KEEP THE DOMINICAN PRIESTS. IT'S HEARTBREAKING, IT'S VERY DIFFICULT, BUTTED TO ALL OF THE PARISHIONERS ARE UPSET ABOUT IT AND WE DON'T KNOW WHAT EVENTUALLY WILL HAPPEN, BUT IT'S A SADNESS. WE WERE NOT ABLE TO REACH THE ARCHDIOCESE FOR COMMENT.

7 KOAT 10:00 PM

COLLEGE STUDENTS, INCLUDING SOME AT U.N.M., ARE BECOMING "SUGAR BABIES". ACCORDING TO OUR PARTNERS AT THE ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL, THE DATING WEBSITE "SEEKING ARRANGEMENT DOT COM" SAYS U.N.M IS 16TH, ON ITS LIST OF FASTEST GROWING "SUGAR BABY" SCHOOLS. THE SITE SAYS FEMALE STUDENTS CAN LAND A "SUGAR DADDY" WHO PROVIDES GIFTS AND ALLOWANCES. ONE STUDENT TOLD THE JOURNAL HER "SUGAR DADDY" GIVES HER 1 TO 3 THOUSAND DOLLARS A MONTH. THE WEBSITE'S RANKINGS ARE BASED ON THE NUMBER OF USERS WHO REGISTER WITH A "UNM DOT EDU" EMAIL ADDRESS, BUT ADMITS MANY OF THOSE DON'T BELONG TO ACTUAL UNM STUDENTS. A SPOKESPERSON ALSO SAYS IT'S NOT ABOUT PROSTITUTION, AND ESCORTS SHOULD NOT SIGN UP.

22:15:33, 22:56 PM

A GLOWING PICTURE OF NEW MEXICO, SPECIFICALLY OUR ECONOMY. IT CITES A HUGE INCOME DISPARITY, HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT AND A LARGE DEPENDANCE ON FEDERAL DOLLARS. KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS REPORTER MIKE SPRINGER TAKES A LOOK AT WHY THE STATE IS TOPPING SO MANY "WORST OF" LISTS. NEW MEXICO: THE HOME OF HATCH GREEN CHILES, THE NUCLEAR BOMB AND ...NOW A SPUTTERING ECONOMY. I THINK PEOPLE ARE STRUGGLING TO GET BY THAT'S ACCORDING TO A STUDY BY A UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO ECONOMIST THAT'S BEEN PICKED UP BY ONE OF THE NATION'S LARGEST NEWSPAPERS, THE WASHINGTON POST. IT RANKS THE STATE 48TH IN JOB GROWTH, SAYS NEW MEXICANS DEPEND HEAVILY ON FOOD STAMPS AND MEDICAID, MAKING US VULNERABLE TO FEDERAL CUTS, AND HAS A DISAPPEARING MIDDLE CLASS. IT'S LIKE FOR SOME YEARS, I'VE THOUGHT ALBUQUERQUE IS LIKE TWO DIFFERENT TOWNS OVER AT JOY JUNCTION, WHICH CALLS ITSELF THE STATE'S LARGEST HOMELESS SHELTER, DOCTOR JEREMY REYNALDS SAYS THE GAP BETWEEN THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS IN NEW MEXICO IS GROWING. ACCORDING TO THE STUDY, NEW MEXICO TOPS THE LIST WHEN IT COMES TO THE BIGGEST INCOME INEQUALITY BETWEEN THE UPPER AND LOWER CLASSES, BEATING OUT STATES LIKE MISSISSIPPI, ALABAMA AND GEORGIA. AN INCOME GAP THAT HITS HOME AT PLACES LIKE JOY JUNCTION, WHICH SAYS THE NEED FOR ITS SERVICES HAS GROWN OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS. WE SAW THE NUMBER OF MEALS WE SERVED INCREASE BY FIFTY THOUSAND MEALS. THAT'S A HUGE AMOUNT. IT'S NOT ALL BAD NEWS FOR NEW MEXICO. THE STUDY GOES ON TO SAY THE STATE IS DOING WELL IN AREAS OF TRANSPORTATION, OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION AND TECHNOLOGY BUT IT ALSO SAYS NEW MEXICO MUST FIND WAYS TO GROW AND ATTRACT NEW BUSINESSES IF IT WANTS TO TURN THINGS AROUND. ONE PROBLEM...IT DOESN'T GIVE ANY DETAILED SUGGESTIONS TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN. REPORTING IN ALBUQUERQUE, MIKE SPRINGER KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE SAYS, ITS INTERNAL REPORTS SHOW 8 CONSECUTIVE MONTHS OF ECONOMIC GROWTH AND OVER A YEAR OF JOB GROWTH. THE CITY SAYS IT'S WORKING TO DIVERSIFY THE ECONOMY AND ADD MORE SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MANUFACTORING JOBS. YOU CAN READ THE FULL REPORT AND THE CITY'S RESPONSE ON OUR WEBSITE KOAT DOT COM.

13 KRQE 5:00 AM, 6:20 AM

TIGHTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS FOR THE BUMPY RID THAT IS CENTRAL AVENUE IN ALBUQUERQUE PARTICULARLY NEAR UNM... THE CITY IS LOOKING FOR A SMOOTH RIDE ON HISTORIC ROUTE 66. BUT ALL THE TRAFFIC MAKES IT ROUGH .. 36 CENTRAL IS OUR MOST IMPORTANT ARTERIAL IN OUR SYSTEM 39 ROUTE 66 IS THE MOTHER ROAD. BUT HEAVY USAGE AND THE RESULTING RUTTING AT SOME INTERSECTIONS MAKES THIS A ROUGH ROAD. BUT THE CITY HAS A PLAN . 1:13 YOU TAKE THE EXISTING ASPHALT, YOU TURN IT UP, YOU HEAT IT AND YOU RELAY SO IT'S FLAT AND SMOOTH AGAIN THE CITY PLANS TO DO THAT ALONG CENTRAL FROM I-25 TO UNIVERSITY THIS SUMMER TO THE TUNE OF AROUND MILLION BUCKS. IT COULD KEEP THE ROAD FLAT FOR AT LEAST FOUR YEARS. BUT IT'S NO EASY TASK -- BECAUSE OF THE HIGH TRAFFIC VOLUME THE CITY SAYS SHUTTING DOWN LANES ALONG THIS CORRIDOR FOR REPAVING -- SNARLS TRAFFIC BIG TIME.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2014

4 KOB 5:00 AM, 6:09 AM, NOON,

THE SPRING SEMESTER AT UNMSTARTS NEXT MONDAY. THAT MEANS MORE TARGETS FOR BIKE THIEVES. ONLY ON 4... THIS VIDEO SHOWS A SUSPECT LOOKING THROUGH A BIKE CAGE AT UNM HOSPITAL EARLIER THIS MONTH. HE HOPPED THE FENCE AND TRIED TO MAKE OFF ON THE TWO-WHEELER. FORTUNATELY, CAMPUS POLICE WERE NEARBY. "THE OFFICERS WHEN THEY APPROACHED THE BIKE RACK, THE SUSPECT SAW THEM, JUMPED OVER THE FENCE AND TOOK OFF RUNNING.." THEY CAUGHT THE THIEF, BUT MANY STILL GET AWAY WITH IT. JUST LAST NOVEMBER, THERE WERE 36 BIKE THEFTS AT UNM. IT'S BECOME SO COMMON-- BIKE THEFTS ARE NOW RECORDED IN THEIR OWN CATEGORY. POLICE RECOMMEND CYCLISTS USE U-LOCKS, WHICH ARE HARDER TO BREAK, AND REGISTER THEIR BIKES WITH THE UNIVERSITY.

7 KOAT 5:00 AM, 6:07 AM

HAPPENING TODAY ... UNMREGENTS WILL BE PRESENTING THE NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SHIELD AWARD TO THE ALBUQUERQUE INSTITUTE FOR MATH AND SCIENCE, ALSO KNOWN AS "AIMS." THE AWARD IS PART OF A NATIONAL PROGRAM BY THE U-S DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION THAT RECOGNIZES SCHOOLS OF EDUCATION EXCELLENCE. AIMS WAS ONE OF ONLY 12 CHARTER SCHOOLS NATIONALLY TO RECEIVE THE AWARD FOR ITS HIGH PERFORMANCE.

7 KOAT 10:00 PM

CHECKING TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TONIGHT... AN ORDER OF PRIESTS SERVING A NEW MEXICO COMMUNITY SINCE THE 50'S - IS NOW BEING FORCED OUT. THE ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL REPORTS THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SANTA FE IS ASSUMING CONTROL OF THE AQUINAS NEWMAN CENTER PARISH. AND WITH THAT CHANGE, A CHICAGO-BASED ORDER HAS UNTIL JULY 1ST TO LEAVE. THE ARCHBISHOP SAYS HE MADE THE DECISION BECAUSE HE WANTS TO RECRUIT MORE ASPIRING PRIESTS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO. BUT PARISHIONERS SAY THEY ARE VERY UPSET BY THE CHANGE AND ARE ANGRY THEY WEREN'T CONSULTED.

13 KRQE 5:00 AM

TWO MOMS HAVE A WARNING FOR ALL PARENTS -- ABOUT A MAN THEY SAY APPROACHED THEIR DAUGHTERS IN A PARK AND ASKED THEM TO POSE FOR PICTURES. THE TWO 14-YEAR GIRLS WERE HERE AT THIS PARK AFTER SCHOOL WEDNESDAY - WHEN THEY SAY A MAN IN HIS 40S APPROACHED THEM SAYING HE WAS A UNMPHOTOGRAPHY STUDENT. HE TOLD THE GIRLS TO POSE FOR THEM---BUT THINGS GOT CREEPY QUICK. NOW THE GIRLS' MOMS ARE WORRIED ABOUT WHAT HE'S PLANNING ON DOING WITH THOSE PICTURES. NEWS 13'S TINA JENSEN HAS THE DETAILS. 9:37 WHY WAS HE TAKING THEM? IS HE TRYING TO SELL THE GIRLS? IS HE GOING TO COME BACK AND TRY TO GET THE GIRLS? 9:44 TWO MANZANO HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN SAY WHEN THE MAN WHO SAID HE WAS A PHOTOGRAPHER APPROACHED THEM AT THE PARK - THEY DIDN'T ASK QUESTIONS. 4:13 IT LOOKED LIKE A PROFESSIONAL CAMERA SO WE DIDN'T REALLY THINK MUCH OF IT 4:15 2:06 HE STARTED TAKING PICTURES OF US BUT WE KIND OF THOUGHT IT WAS A LITTLE SKETCHY BECAUSE HE WASN'T POINTING THE CAMERAS TO OUR FACES. 2:12 THE GIRLS SAID THEY GREW WORRIED WHEN HE TRIED TO STEER THEM AWAY FROM OTHER PEOPLE IN THE PARK...AND STARTED TOUCHING THEM TO PUT THEM IN POSES. 5:57 HE KEPT TELLING US TO TURN AROUND AND STUFF LIKE THAT AND HANG OFF THE TREE AND ALL KINDS OF STUFF - WEIRD STUFF 6:05 THAT'S WHEN THEY TRIED TO TAKE OFF. 15:22 WHEN THEY WENT TO TURN AROUND HE WENT TO GRAB HER BUTT AND HIP AREA AND SHE TURNED AROUND PUSHED HIM AND THEY TOOK OFF RUNNING THE GIRLS' MOMS SAY THEY HOPE POLICE FIND HIM BEFORE THEY DO. 11:52 ANGER, EXTREME ANGER. MY FIRST REACTION WAS I WAS GOING TO THROW ON MY SHOES AND RUN OUT THE DOOR 11:56 9:04 I WANTED TO FIND A BASEBALL BAT. I WANTED TO HURT HIM AND IF I GO I CAN HE WAS TAKING PICTURES OF MY DAUGHTER SO WHEN HE GETS TO JAIL HE GETS BEAT UP MORE. THE GIRL'S MOMS SAID THEY CONTACTED THE PRINCIPALS AT EACH OF THE SCHOOLS IN THE AREA WHERE IT HAPPENED. APD TOOK A REPORT RIGHT AFTER WEDNESDAY'S INCIDENT. THE GIRLS SAY THE MAN IS WHITE ... IN HIS 40S... WITH A MEDIUM BUILD ... DARK HAIR AND FRECKLES.

13 KRQE 10:00 PM

THE STREET MANY CALL THE HEART AND SOUL OF ALBUQUERQUE ... HAS DEGENERATED INTO A BUMPY RIDE. IF YOU'VE DRIVEN CENTRAL AVENUE IN THE PAST FEW YEARS --- YOU'VE PROBABLY ASKED YOURSELF -- WHEN ARE THEY GOIEST STRETCHES -- NEAR UNM. BUT THE CITY TOLD A SMOOTHER RIDE IS FINALLY ON THE WAY. 36 CENTRAL IS OUR MOST IMPORTANT ARTERIAL IN OUR SYSTEM 39 ROUTE 66 IS ONE OF THE ALBUQUERQUE'S BUSIEST ... MOST IMPORTANT STREETS... AND ONE THAT CITY TOURISM USES TO TRY AND BRING PEOPLE HERE. BUT IN SOME SPOTS, THE MOTHER ROAD IS AWFULLY ROUGH ON THE CARS THAT ROLL THROUGH. WATCH WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR TIRES WHEN WE HEAD UP CENTRAL ACROSS UNIVERSITY ... NATS IT'S JUST AS BAD INSIDE OUR S-U-V. NATS CITY MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR MICHAEL RIORDAN EXPLAINS. 17 THIS IS A VERY HEAVILY TRAVELED TRANSIT CORRIDOR AND WITH BUSES STOPPING AND STARTING WE DEVELOP A LOT OF RUTTING OUT THE BUMPS? RIORDAN SAYS, THEY'VE GOT A PLAN 14:44 1:13 YOU TAKE THE EXISTING ASPHALT, YOU TURN IT UP, YOU HEAT IT AND YOU RELAY SO IT'S FLAT AND SMOOTH AGAIN 1:18 THE CITY WANTS TO DO THAT TO CENTRAL FROM I-25 UP TO UNIVERSITY THIS SUMMER. IT COULD KEEP THE ROAD FLAT FOR AT LEAST FOUR YEARS.... BUT RIORDAN SAYS IT'S FAR FROM EASY TO DO. 1:41 FOR THE SAME REASONS WHY CENTRAL IS MUCH TRANSIT ON THIS CORRIDOR IT'S VERY HARD TO SHUT DOWN FULL LANES OF TRAFFIC AT ANY ONE TIME 1:50 IN ORDER TO DO OUR REPAVINGS 1:52 HAS TO MAKE SURE IT ISN'T DOING WORK THAT'S GOING TO BE TORN UP AND RE-DONE A YEAR OR TWO LATER LATER. BACK TO YOU. OKAY ALEX. REPAVING THAT STRETCH BETWEEN I-25 AND UNIVERSITY WILL COST ABOUT A MILLION DOLLARS. AS FAR AS FIXING ALL THOSE OTHER ROUGH SPOTS ON CENTRAL ACROSS THE CITY THAT WILL JUST HAVE TO HAPPEN BIT BY BIT.

41 KLUZ 5:00 PM

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 18

2 KASA 9:00 PM

VISITORS EVEN KNOW IT BY NAME... BUT NOW - THE SMOOTH STYLE OF ROUTE 66 -- HAS SLOWLY TURNED INTO A BUMPY RIDE. IF YOU'VE DRIVEN ON CENTRAL... YOU'VE PROBABLY WONDERED IF IT'S EVER GOING TO GET RE-PAVED. THE ROUGHEST STRETCH SEEMS TO BE ON ONE OF THE BUSIEST SECTIONS -- NEAR U-N-M. BUT AS NEWS 13'S ALEX GOLDSMITH REPORTS ... THE CITY SAYS SOON IT WILL BE A SMOOTHER RIDE. 36 CENTRAL IS OUR MOST IMPORTANT ARTERIAL IN OUR SYSTEM 39 ROUTE 66 IS ONE OF THE ALBUQUERQUE'S BUSIEST ... MOST IMPORTANT STREETS... AND ONE THAT CITY TOURISM USES TO TRY AND BRING PEOPLE HERE. BUT IN SOME SPOTS, THE MOTHER ROAD IS AWFULLY ROUGH ON THE CARS THAT ROLL THROUGH. WATCH WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR TIRES WHEN WE HEAD UP CENTRAL ACROSS UNIVERSITY ... NATS IT'S JUST AS BAD INSIDE OUR S-U-V. NATS CITY MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR MICHAEL RIORDAN EXPLAINS. 17 THIS IS A VERY HEAVILY TRAVELED TRANSIT CORRIDOR AND WITH BUSES STOPPING AND STARTING WE DEVELOP A LOT OF RUTTING IN SOME OF THE INTERSECTIONS 23 SO WHAT'S THE CITY DOING TO TRY AND SMOOTH OUT THE BUMPS? RIORDAN SAYS, THEY'VE GOT A PLAN 14:44 1:13 YOU TAKE THE EXISTING ASPHALT, YOU TURN IT UP, YOU HEAT IT AND YOU RELAY SO IT'S FLAT AND SMOOTH AGAIN 1:18 THE CITY WANTS TO DO THAT TO CENTRAL FROM I-25 UP TO UNIVERSITY THIS SUMMER. IT COULD KEEP THE ROAD FLAT FOR AT LEAST FOUR YEARS.... BUT RIORDAN SAYS IT'S FAR FROM EASY TO DO. 1:41 FOR THE SAME REASONS WHY CENTRAL IS IMPORTANT TO OUR CITY IS WHY IT MAKES IT HARD TO MAINTAIN 1:44 WHEN YOU OF TRAFFIC AT ANY ONE TIME 1:50 IN ORDER TO DO OUR REPAVINGS 1:52 TINA JENSEN KRQE NEWS 13. THE OTHER TRICKY PART OF MAINTAINING CENTRAL IS MAYOR BERRY HAS BIG PLANS FOR A LIGHT-RAIL-LIKE BUS SYSTEM. BECAUSE OF THAT THE CITY HAS TO MAKE SURE IT ISN'T DOING WORK THAT'S GOING TO BE TORN UP AND RE-DONE A YEAR OR TWO LATER. REPAVING THAT STRETCH BETWEEN I-25 AND UNIVERSITY WILL COST ABOUT ONE MILLION DOLLARS.

7 KOAT 6:00 AM, 7:36 AM, 8:36 AM

AN ORDER OF PRIESTS SERVING A NEW MEXICO COMMUNITY SINCE THE 50'S - IS NOW BEING FORCED OUT. OUR PARTNERS AT THE JOURNAL REPORT, THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SANTA FE IS ASSUMING CONTROL OF THE AQUINAS NEWMAN CENTER PARISH. AND WITH THAT CHANGE, A CHICAGO-BASED ORDER HAS UNTIL JULY 1ST TO LEAVE. THE ARCHBISHOP SAYS HE WANTS TO RECRUIT MORE ASPIRING PRIESTS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO. BUT PARISHIONERS SAY THEY ARE VERY UPSET BY THE CHANGE.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19

7 KOAT 5:00 PM, 10:00 PM

CHANGES THAT PARISHIONERS AND PRIESTS SAY, ARE DEVASTATING.. KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS REPORTER REGINA RUIZ JOINS US TO EXPLAIN. DOUG AND SHELLY, DOMINICAN PRIESTS FROM CHICAGO HAVE LEAD THE NEWMAN CENTER FOR MORE THAN 60 YEARS. NOW, THE ARCHBIOSHOP WANTS THEM TO LEAVE AND HAVE THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SANTA FE TAKE OVER THE CHURCH. BUT MANY AT THE CHURCH AREN'T HAPPY WITH THE MOVE. IT'S HEARTBREAKING, IT'S VERY DIFFICULT, ALL OF THE PARISHIONERS ARE UPSET ABOUT IT AND WE DON'T KNOW WHAT EVENTUALLY WILL HAPPEN, BUT IT'S A SADNESS. HEARTS SANK DURING SUNDAY MASS AT THE AQUINAS NEWMAN CENTER. AS NEWS SPREAD THE CHICAGO-BASED DOMINICAN PRIESTS WOULD BE LEAVING AFTER DECADES.... MANY PARISHIONERS SAY THE DOMINICAN PRIESTS MAKE THEM FEEL WELCOMED. I'M NOT CATHOLIC, I'M ACTUALLY A BUDDHIST BUT WE'VE BEEN COMING HERE FOR YEARS, AND I ALWAYS FELT ACCEPTED THERE. NOW, IT'S JUST AN ODD FEELING, IT'S JUST SAD. FATHER DAN DAVIS SAYS ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL SHEEHAN WANT RRUIT MORE PRIESTS FROM UNM. BUT SUNDAY, PARISHIONERS SIGNED PETITIONS TO KEEP THE CHURCH THE WAY IT IS NOW. THE DOMINICANS WILL BE LEAVING THE NEWMAN CENTER BY JULY 1ST, BUT THE FATHER SAYS HE'S GOING TO HAVE MEETINGS AND GROUP DISCUSSIONS WITH PARISHIONERS BEFORE THEN TO HELP BRING CLOSURE TO THIS ENTIRE SITUATION. TO GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO VENT AND GET OUT THEIR FEELINGS, TO GET PAST SOME OF THE EMOTIONAL STUFF INTO THE MORE PRACTICAL WHAT DO WE DO, HOW DO WE DO CHURCH PARISHIONERS HOPE SOMETHING CAN STILL BE DONE. BUT, THE PRIESTS AREN'T AS OPTIMISTIC. WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO MAKING A DECISION ABOUT WHO IS GOING TO HAVE THE FINAL SAY ABOUT IT, THE ARCHBISHOP IS GOING TO HAVE THE FINAL SAY THIS IS HIS DIOCESE. DOZENS OF DOMINICAN PRIESTS HAVE COME TO THE NEWMAN CENTER SINCE 1950.... RIGHT NOW THERE ARE ABOUT SIX THERE. THEY'LL MOST LIKELY GO BACK TO CHICAGO. WE WERE NOT ABLE TO REACH THE ARCHDIOCESE TODAY FOR COMMENT.