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Author Archives: Elaine Tassy / Journal Staff Writer

The tips of Stryker Corp’s micro-laparoscopy instruments are 2.3 mm in diameter, which benefits the patient because there is minimal scarring, according to Dr. Eldie Cruz. (Courtesy of Stryker Corp.)

Lovelace surgeon demonstrates smaller instruments

One recent summer day, Dr. Eldie Cruz was sticking what looked like a shish kabob prong into the torso of a dead pig, demonstrating a set of small surgery tools being used at Lovelace Women’s Hospital.

Balloonists fire their burners during a balloon glow at last year's Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

At the Glowdeo, the fun glows on

Among the spectacular visuals at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta are the balloon glows and firework shows that happen once the sun starts to set.

A group of volunteers at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta serves as the chase crew for a balloon pilot. (Courtesy of Cindy Moores)

Lending a hand

Volunteering for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is not just a way to pass time.

Virginia Perez-Ortega and Sandro Anguiano of Enlace Comunitario weighed in on the organization’s recent decision to launch a program that would teach those who choose to use violence in their relationship alternatives to battering their partners. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

Enlace’s new initiative targets Spanish-speaking batterers

Enlace Comunitario, an organization that has for 14 years helped Spanish-speaking women survive crises of domestic violence, will this fall embark on new terrain: designing a program aimed at the batterers.

Antoinette Sedillo Lopez in her office at Enlace Comunitario, where she took over as the new executive director in January. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal)

Ex-law school dean follows new dream

Antoinette Sedillo Lopez had what she considered an amazing, cushy job as a professor and then dean at the University of New Mexico School of Law, specializing in a range of areas, including family law.