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   New Mexican (Newspaper) - January 26, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico                                President wants more war money The Associated Press WASHINGTON As Congress started to digest a new Bush administra tion request of billion to bankroll wars in Iraq and Afghanistan itstop budget analyst on Tuesday projected billion in deficits for the next decade even without the costs of war and President Bushs Social Security plan Three senior adminis tration officials said the White House would request billion for the wars or a bit more soon after Bush submits his budget for fis cal 2006 to lawmakers Feb 7 The officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because the program has not yet been announced said billion of it would be for military costs with the rest including funds to train and equip Iraqi and Afghan forces aid the new Palestinian leader ship build an embassy in Baghdad and help victims of warfare in Sudans Dar fur province Congress approved billion for the wars last summer Using figures compiled by the Congres sional Research Service which prepares reports for lawmakers the new est request would push the totals provided for the con flicts and worldwide efforts against terrorism past billion That includes billion already provided for rebuilding Iraq and Afghanistan In a written statement Bush said the money would support troops and help the United States stand with the Iraqi people and against the terrorists trying desperately to block democracy and the advance of human Amid the White Houses preparations the Con gressional Budget Office predicted the government will accumulate another billion in deficits over the next decade The projection for the years 2006 through 2015 is almost twothirds smaller than what congressional budget analysts predicted last fall But the drop is due largely to quirks in budget estimates that required the agency to exclude future Iraq and Afghanistan war costs and other expenses Last September the 10year deficit estimate was trillion Wednesday January 26 2005 THE NEW MEXICAN A3 STIHL Chainsaw MSI80C MonFri 85 Sat Fe Power Equipment Sales it W Whji W SHI 1161 tp BrhmH Lltl 171 B620 B7 J2 I Mil Entran Problems Visit or Call 4714821 Co me Taste the best New Mexican Cuisine in town Lunch Buffet 11 Off Your Dinner with purchase of or more after pm with this ad ad expires 416 Agua Fria 9885991 Radio technology could speed border crossings The Associated Press NOGALES Ariz offi cials want to see whether the same technology that speeds cars through highway tolls and identifies lost pets can unclog border crossings with out compromising security Homeland Security Under secretary Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday that the government will begin test ing radiofrequencyidenti fication technology at this crossing and four others by midsummer Weeding out potential ter rorists drug dealers and other criminals from shop pers truckers and tourists who regularly pass through border crossings takes time The RFID technology is designed to reduce the wait while giving authorities more information on whos coming into the country and whos leaving We do not keep track of who enters this Hutchinson said while stand ing in an inspection booth at a crossing that is used each The Associated Press Border Patrol officer Jose Gatelum checks the identity of a Mexico resident after scanning her ID card at a secondary inspection area at the border in Nogales on Tuesday officials want to see if radio technology can unclog border crossings without compromising security TRAVEL BUG W Sea Kayaking in Bajas Magdotena Bay year by million pedestri ans and million vehicles We need to have a compre hensive system and thats what our pilot test will Currently foreign visitors at the 50 busiest land border crossings in 10 states are fingerprinted as part of the governments new screening system The system called modem aufowoffcs 9894242 Dedicated to Quality Since 1992 USVISIT scans photographs of the visitors face and index fingers into a computer which are matched with fed eral agencies criminal data bases With RFID technology peo ple or objects are identified automatically and swiftly That allows vehicles outfit ted with the technology to zip through toll plazas without stopping but wont at the bor der People and vehicles still will have to stop but if their identifying data produce no red flags they will get just a cursory check rather than lengthy questioning The chip with the identify ing information would be placed in a document such as the State Departmentissued border crossing cards for those who regularly make short trips across the Mexi can border The chip is attached to an antenna that transmits a sig nal to a handheld or stationary reader which converts the radio waves from the RFID tag into a code that links to identifying biometrical infor mation in a computer data base read by border agents The technology with some variations has been in use for years in systems for toll collection equipment tracking merchandise tags and pet identification Unlike bar codes the RFID chip doesnt need to be oriented before a scanner for read ing but need only be within transmission range or 18 and 30 feet in this case Jay Stanley spokesman for the American Civil Liberties Union said hes concerned the technology will infringe on privacy rights It permits automatic invisible ID checks by the he said But Nogales Mayor Albert Kramer said such a system has long been needed to make the clogged border system more efficient Any improve ment is he said The system has not worked for 20 said Maria Luisa OConnell president of the Border Trade Alliance which promotes trade among the United States Canada and Mexico and has long advocated using RFID tech nology to relieve the crossing logjam Simulation of the system will begin this spring By July 31 officials said testing is expected to be under way in Nogales Alexandria Bay and Pacific Highway and Peace Arch in Washing ton state Tests are expected to last 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