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Sofia McCamey, 9, and Marissa Gallegos, 7, wrote this letter and sent it to the Journal. The letter memorializes Bea. Marissa Gallegos, 7, left and Sofia McCamey, 9, wrote a letter to the Journal about the death of Bea the Bactrian camel at the Albuquerque BioPark zoo. They got to know Bea a little better this summer at a Camp BioPark.(Marla Brose/Journal)

Tribute for zoo friend

Children mourn for Bea the camel with letter, drawings

Students of St. Therese Catholic School helped raise money for a solar array. Here, from left, are pastor Vincent Chavez, principal Donna Illerbrun and alumnus Lou Apodoca. (Courtesy of New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light)

Local churches turn to solar power

Students at St. Therese Catholic School on Fourth NW put their hope for saving the planet into raising money for a solar energy array on their roof.

Ceela McElveny, an executive at the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, leads a Lean In Circle group, one of more than 18,000 worldwide that support principles of “Lean in: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.” (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

Lean In Circles build confidence

Lean In Circles are building confidence and courage — and landing raises and promotions — for NM women

Anil Poovadan demonstrates a Tibetan Cranial healing treatment on his wife, Janice Gorman, who also offers the therapy at their Atmabodh Studio in Bernalillo. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

Cranial therapy combines modalities

A combination of spiritual and physical therapy known as Tibetan Cranial has helped several local people reduce stress and maintain function in the face of chronic illness.

Adam Steinke, a mobile mechanic, received a certificate of merit, the highest award the American Red Cross presents, at this past week’s Real Heroes breakfast. The award was for saving a neighbor’s life. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

Real Hero saves youth’s life

One bright, but cold February morning, Albuquerque’s Adam Steinke, put several simple skills to use and saved a neighbor’s life.

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