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   New Mexican (Newspaper) - January 10, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico                                Nation World January 10 2005 THE NEW MEXICAN A3 Sierras see most snowfall since 1916 The Associated Press RENO Nev Areas of the Sierra Nevada famous for paralyzing amounts of snow fall have been hit with a dump ing like they havent seen in generations with steep drifts stranding an Amtrak train knocking out the Reno airport and shutting down major high ways across the mountains The string of moistureladen storms has dropped up to 19 feet of snow at elevations above feet since Dec 28 and 6lk feet at lower elevations in the Reno area Meteorolo gists said it was the most snow the RenoLake Tahoe area has seen since 1916 Ive lived here for almost 40 years and Ive never seen anything like Peter Walenta 69 said Sunday from his home in Stateline on the southern end of Lake Tahoe This baby just seems to be stretching on Storms also have caused flooding in Southern California and Arizona deadly avalanches in Utah and ice damage and flooding in the Ohio Valley The weather was blamed for at least seven weekend deaths in Southern California including a homeless man killed Sunday by a landslide Along the storms eastward The Associated Press Eric Petersen clears the sidewalk in front of his house in north west Reno on Sunday after the area received another two feet of snow from the most recent storm track avalanches killed two people Saturday in Utah authorities said A lull in the storm allowed the reopening Sunday of Inter state 80 over Donner Sunimit and SO over Echo Summit after the highways were closed off and on for more than a day The highways connect Sacra mento to Reno The snowbanks along Interstate 80 are about 8 to 10 feet high Its like youre going through a said Jane Dulaney spokeswoman for the Rainbow Lodge west of Donner Summit About 25 motorists were res cued by National Guard mem bers in Humvees after they become stranded overnight on Highway 395 about 20 miles south of Reno Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Jeff Bowers said Motorists had to wait up to six hours until res cuers could reach them after daylight Sunday That would have been as scary as it gets to be out there alone in those Bowers said More than 220 Amtrak pas sengers were back in Sacra mento on Sunday after spend ing the night stuck in their train in deep snow west of Donner Summit spokesman Marc Magliari said One car of the California Zephyr eastbound from Oakland to Chicago derailed in the snow Saturday evening No one was hurt Amtrak officials moved the passengers to other cars and the train reversed course and returned to Sacramento about 6 Because of the derailment a westbound Zephyr had to stop in Reno and its roughly 140 passengers completed their trip to California by bus RenoTahoe International Airport was closed for 12 hours overnight for the second time in a week and only the third time in 40 years because plows could not keep up with the heavy snowfall spokeswoman Irish Tucker said When the latest storm hit the Reno region had still been digging out from a Dec 30 storm that dumped as much as 4 feet of snow on the city Agreement ends decadeslong civil war in Sudan Los Angeles Times NAIROBI Kenya The Sudanese government and Southern rebel groups signed an agreement Sunday that ends one of Africas longest wars but leaves unresolved the bloody conflict in Sudans Darfur region that has come to overshadow it The deal reached after three years of negotiation seeks to reach a comprehen sive settlement after 21 years of fighting by allowing south ern rebels to share power and oil wealth with the regime based in Khartoum Our people have experi enced the bitterness of war Peace is indeed going to bring our country abun Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir said What was spent on fighting will now be spent on health education and other The civil war which cost an estimated 2 million lives pitted the central government in the predominantly Mus lim north against Christians and animists in the south Although the war has received relatively little notice in the jUnited States conservative Christian religious groups pne of President Bushs core constituencies have pushed intervention Secretary of State Colin Powell said the two sides must work together immediately to end the violence and atrocities in Darfur Secretary of State Colin Powell told an audience of several thousand at the cere mony here that the agreement was historic and stressed that the two sides must uphold their ends of the bargain He also urged Khartoum to move swiftly toward peace in Darfur Four months ago Powell officially designated the vio lence in Darfur as genocide saying the Sudanese govern ment bore responsibility for the atrocities On Friday the United Nations declared that despite Khartoums promises fighting in Darfur was intensifying Powell whose visit to Nai robi comes in his final days in office said the two sides must work together imme diately to end the violence and atrocities that continue to occur in On Saturday he told report ers that the next steps in the settlement would be difficult but that installing rebel lead ers in the Khartoum govern ment might make it easier for the regime to compromise with insurgents in Darfur The deal includes a number of measures that are pojiti cally sensitive and may prove difficult to implement It entitles the southern region to organize its own autonomous government and constitution and get a share of Sudans oil revenues It calls for the integration of modern autoworks the rebel Sudan Peoples Liberation Army into the cen tral governments military It makes John Garang the rebel leader first vice president in a new Sudanese government a post now held by the powerful Ali Osman Mohammed Taha It also provides for a refer endum after six years that would give the south a chance to declare its independence Southern Sudanese at the ceremony which was held in Kenyas largest soccer sta dium and open to the public said they had no doubt the region would break away as soon as the referendum took place Garang in comments Satur day acknowledged that major hurdles remained This is the end of the war at least in the south but it is only the beginning of the rebel leader said Since 7982 Make the Switch to Blue Sun Biodiesel B20 with cold woalher additive 400 better lubricity more power and mileage Drive Clean Drive Green BACA STUFET BIQf UELS STATOK AMIGO MART 179 CERRH I OS HI 96 9629663 Guadalupe at Manhattan next to CardragcousK cucina italiana 9841091 BANDELIER TRADING CO Gift Shop Open Year Round 6729791 BANDELIER NATIONAL MONUMENT EXPERT AUTO REPAIR SERVICE 3UALITY REPAIRS AT REASONABLE PRICt OPENING PSYCHOTHERAPY PRACTICE FOR INDIVIDUAL ADULTS AND COUPLES William Bernstein Psychologist Graduate Center for Psychoanalytic Studies Clinical Fellow Department of Psychiatry Harvard Medical School 227 East Palace Avenue Santa Fe Service IMPORTED AND Timing Belts TROOPER RODEO PASSPORT 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RAMALLAH West One day last week as Mah moud Abbas was campaign ing in the Gaza Strip an aide accidentally pressed a button that rolled up the window of his armored car The heavy glass sliced off the tip of a finger on Abbas right hand The 69yearold candi date gamely delivered his rally speech as scheduled and only then did he go to a hospital to have the injury treated Polls showed Abbasreceived between 66 percent and 70 percent of the ballots cast in the Sunday election for the Palestinian Authority presi dency As predicted successor of the late Yasser Arafat Abbas has done things that probably never would have crossed his mind during his decades as a bureaucrat in the Palestine Liberation Organization In the past two weeks the softspoken former school teacher never comfortable with public appearances has crisscrossed the West Bank and Gaza Strip presiding over one raucous campaign rally after another Abbas a man known for his distaste for violence has been carried on the shoulders of masked militants who saluted him with volleys of gunfire Normally modest and quiet in his demeanor Abbas became a flagwaver for the Palestinian cause At his final rally someone handed him an enormous Palestinian banner and after a seconds hesitation he grasped the flagpole which was almost too heavy to hold After spending half a life time in the shadow of the flamboyant autocratic Ara fat Abbas is emerging as his own man albeit one beset by troubles within and without his Palestinian Authority Sometimes a person dem onstrates unexpected quali ties and grows into a role in a way you would not antici said Ziad abu Amr a Palestinian lawmaker who has known Abbas for many years I think we saw that during this Even to those who have spent a great deal of time in his company Abbas is some thing of a mystery Courtly and courteous he can also be prickly and quick to take offense He has little stomach for political infighting and is described as likelier to walk away from a confrontation than risk his dignity by stay ing as happened when he served as the first Palestin ian prime minister in 2003 Stymied in different ways by Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon he quit after four months An intensely private man Abbas has always had the air of an outsider In the largely secular milieu of the PLO he is a devout Muslim but is known to be uncomfortable with public displays of reli gious fervor He was said to have been devastated by the death years ago of his son Mazen who suffered a fatal heart attack at 42 The new leaders concilia tory streak showed itself in the aftermath of Arafats death when Abbas almost immediately embarked on a fencemending tour of the Arab world seeking to establish ties with those the late leader had alienated The Kuwaitis for example never forgave Arafat for voicing support for Iraqs Saddam Hussein when he invaded their emirate or the Lebanese for inflaming their civil war On the Israeli side observ ers are being careful not to draw 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