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MILAN SIMONICH

Ringside Seat

Posted: Sunday, July 13, 2014 9:30 pm

Hollywood portrayed Bonnie and Clyde as glamorous, misunderstood killers. Tabloids treated mob boss John Gotti as a celebrity.

Richard Dean says the state of New Mexico did something even worse by elevating Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa from international terrorist to folk hero.

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Milan Simonich has worked on daily newspapers for 35 years. He grew up in Pueblo, Colo., becoming a reporter and then city editor of his hometown paper, the Pueblo Chieftain.

He went on to work for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Denver Post and other publications. He arrived in New Mexico as Santa Fe bureau chief for a chain of eight publications called Texas-New Mexico Newspapers.

Now he is part of the team covering government, politics and other stories for the New Mexican. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado.

Milan can be reached at msimonich@sfnewmexican.com. His direct line is 505-986-3080. Follow him on Twitter @MilansNMreport.

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