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   New Mexican (Newspaper) - January 24, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico                                Monday January 24 2005 THE NEW MEXICAN A3 DRAMA Continued Rom Page Al sands of dollars and theyre trained to chase cats They bet ter not chase cows or theyll bite the bullet Mentzel You cant drive out on state land You might cause a fire The tires will make big ruts Gallegos I can drive where I want on established roads Nothing in the law says I cant Mentzel If I leave the gate unlocked for you other people will drive in drive off the road ruin my equipment Gallegos But its my right to drive on the road and you cant keep the gate locked This is public land Im an advocate for hunters I just want to hunt bobcat in there with my hounds Mentzel There havent been bobcats around here in 12 years Gallegos Ha I can show you all kinds of signs Mentzel Just park your truck on the side of the high way and walk in Gallegos If I leave my truck there Ill come back and find the window broken and the tires slashed Someone will vandalize it Gallegos This is harassment He wont let me drive on the roads on state land and hes keeping the gates locked Mentzel Whats his problem All he has to do is walk Act II Scene I Its January Gallegos has had a couple of more disagree ments with Mentzel about SOLDIER Charles Gallegos hunter selfemployed construction worker relaxes at his Villanueva home access The hunting season ends in March and Gallegos is running out of time He calls state Game and Fish and State Land Office Gallegos to all Mentzel is harassing me Game and Fish warden Actually we think it is a good idea if the rancher keeps the gates locked State Land Officer Actu ally the rancher could give the hunter a key It is the leasers responsibility though to pro tect state trust land He has to give access to hunters but it doesnt have to be vehicular access Both Actually our agree ment doesnt say the hunter cant drive on the roads He just cant drive off of them or hunt off of them But the rancher has the right to lock the gates They talk to Mentzel and he agrees to leave one gate unlocked for Gallegos Gallegos finds the gate unlocked on Saturday and locked again on Sunday He calls reporter Reporter shows up to see locked gates sensing possible Western showdown Talks to rancher and hunter Gallegos to reporter Hes in for a fight I have my license Its my right to hunt I dont care if I have to go to court Why is he so stubborn Mentzel to reporter I dont have a problem with hunt ers In fact I enjoy them I tell them they can park at my house and Ill watch their vehi cles Why is he so stubborn Jane New Mexican and selftaught taxidermist Act II Scene II Reporter calls Mentzel Mr Gallegos says he just wants to hunt and thats his right Mentzel I dont have a prob lem with that Reporter calls Gallegos Mr Mentzel is offering to let you park your vehicle at his house He said he has no problem with hunters He just doesnt want them driving on the land Gallegos I dont have a prob lem with that Finale Gallegos calls Mentzel and agrees to park at his house Gallegos to reporter Were amigos Mentzel to reporter I hope he has some good Reporter sighs Western showdown averted No story GOVERNOR Continued From Page Al There was a lot of a politi cal activity after the conven tion that the governor had to deal Sparks said Friday Richardson traveled to Hyannisport shortly after hosting a meeting in Santa Fe of the Border Governors Conferenceand less than two weeks after serving as chairman of the Democratic National Convention in Bos ton Altria valued the flight at based on the equiva lent cost of providing first class tickets for the governor and the others according to the report Sylvia said in a telephone interview that the company received no reimbursement for flying Richardson Its a contribution the company Sylvia said It was an opportunity to take part in the political pro cess There are some states in which we are allowed to provide these types of ser vices and this was an instance where we Sylvia said Altria policy required a corporate execu tive to accompany an elected official on the jet However he did not know who went with Richardson and whether they discussed any business or policies affecting New Mexico Its not the first timo that Altria has provided air travel to Richardson The governor flew on the companys plane to Washing ton to attend a Congres sional Hispanic Caucus Insti tute gala in September 2003 Organizers of the gala asked Altria to provide transporta tion for Richardson A corporate official in St Louis and a Texasbased lob byist for AnheuserBusch did not return telephone calls seeking additional informa tion on the baseball tickets for Richardson Sparks said the governor met with AnheuserBusch officials in St Louis to dis cuss possible sponsorship of sporting events in the state including a proposed offroad race in 2006 from a location in New Mexico to Chihuahua After the meeting Richard son had dinner with company officials and then went to the final game of the World Series between Boston and the St Louis Cardinals The air travel and baseball tickets for Richardson were part of spent by lob byists and their clients for meals entertainment and special events for legislators state officeholders and their staff from late April through December Lobbyists also reported almost million in cam paign contributions during the same period to candidates for the Legislature and other offices Richardson who is run ning for reelection in 2006 received about in contributions according to the latest reports that lobby ists and their employers filed with the secretary of stales office Continued From Page Al creative writing and recogni tion as soldier of the month last fall than discussing her own experience as a military mother It just brings me to tears every tune the topic of the war comes up for more than five she said Lujan a member of the Armys 25th Infantry Division enlisted in December 2002 He dreamed of becoming a pilot and wanted to start a military career as an officer but a slip in his senioryear grades pre vented that his mother said He comes from military stock on both sides of his fam ily thirdgeneration Army on his fathers side and the grandson and nephew of Navy men on his mothers side His younger sister Sonjia joined the Army reserves and was planning to head to Iraq herself last year But her par ents put a halt to those plans so they wouldnt have both chil dren in harms way In Iraq Christopher has been on the his mother said one of the many sol diers on regular patrols Now Lujans family is one of the many military families waiting and watching amid vows by rebels to disrupt balloting in next weekends election in Iraq and Iraqi officials fear more attacks in the runup to Sundays election and plan massive security measures Iraqis will choose a 275seat National Assembly and provin cial councils in Iraqs 18 prov inces in the first nationwide balloting since the ouster of Saddam Hussein in 2003 Mosul is among the areas where troops have stepped up security operations round ing up hundreds of suspected insurgents On Saturday a soldier was killed on a security patrol there Its the kind of news that makes the wait until next month all that more difficult for Lujans family But Lujans father says the role of his son and his com rades in Iraq is important We need to be there with out a doubt even though we didnt find the weapons of mass destruction which was the reason we went Samuel Lujan said Myself I think thats second to the real reason we went there which was to liberate that country and those Asked how she views the situation in Iraq Carol Lujan said shes hopeful that they may create thenown democ racy Its hopeful that maybe they can handle their own situations and bring our own soldiers But the images on the eve ning news temper her opti mism that the elections will be a true stepping stone to peace Im afraid I dont see it as a stepping stone because of the increased violence and the suicide she said I dont believe they want us I am fearful I can barely stand to watch the tele Terrorist calls for allout war BAGHDAD The ambassador to Iraq acknowledged serious prob lems ahead of next weekends election but gave assurance Sunday that great efforts were being made so every Iraqi can vote In a series of interviews Sunday on American televi sion talk shows Ambas sador John Negroponte acknowledged an increase in rebel intimidation of Iraqi officials and security forces and said serious security problems remain in the Sunni Triangle north and west of Baghdad Meanwhile in an audiotape posted on the Web a speaker claiming to be Iraqs most feared terrorist Abu Musab alZarqawi declared fierce war on democracy raising the stakes in the vote The Associated Press o A CflLUDisy checenos A Affordable Vintage A Preenjoyed Cowboy Boots 227 Don Gaspar Avenue 5059891554 96 9829663 Guadiilupc 31 Manhattan noxl lo Cardrageous STIHI1 Chainsaw MS 180C tj n Santa Fe Power 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