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September 22, 2010 12:00 AM

Construction begins; Ortiz Elementary named for Latino civic leader

Antonio Simental wants to be an astronomer someday and search for life on other planets or in faraway galaxies. On Tuesday, the fifth-grader wore a hard hat, held a shovel and helped celebrate a landmark closer to home — a new school whose namesake would urge Antonio to keep shooting for the stars.

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