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   New Mexican (Newspaper) - February 7, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico                                Monday February THE NEW MEXICAN A3 Pope determined to show he can still lead church The Associated Press VATICAN John Paul II blessed the faithful from his hos pital window Sunday looking frail and speaking with difficulty but determined to show he can still lead the Roman Catholic Church The 10minute appearance at an open window gave the public its first glimpse of the 84yearold pon tiff since his hospitalization which rekindled questions about his ability to carry on He looked rested and alert and a message read for him by an Argen tine archbishop standing beside him seemed designed to quell doubts about the popes readiness and abil ity to lead the Church In this hospital in the middle of other sick people to whom my affectionate thoughts go out I can continue to serve the church and the entire the message said As wellwishers many with tears in their eyes gazed up at his 10th floor window John Paul gave his usual brief blessing But his words in a gravelly voice were barely understandable I think its very touching because the Holy Father is not doing well The Associated Press Worshippers pray Sunday for the health of Pope John Paul II at St Joseph Catholic church in Baghdad Iraq The 84 yearold pope has been in a hospital since Tuesday recovering from breathing difficulties and the flu and seeing his will to appear is mov said Pilar Vizcaya visiting Rome said Daniela Sgro a 25year from Mexico Hes very humane and old Italian has a big heart Lets hope we can see John Paul is a different him again in good health The pope who has Parkinsons dis ease and hip and knee ailments was rushed to Romes Gemelli Polyclihic Tuesday with breathing trouble brought on by the flu The Vatican has said he is steadily improving and that the next medical bulletin would be issued today Under heavy police security and with TV cameras broadcasting the images around the world John Paul was seated by the windowwearing his usual white robes a tiny dage visible on his right wrist and a reddish mark on his chin Although no date for his release has been given the popes spokes man has suggested the hospital stay would last a week A few miles from the hospital on St Peters Square Where sev eral thousand people gathered to see the pope on four giant video screens cheers went up as his image appeared When the pope is well he gives his weekly blessing from a Vat ican window overlooking the square To all arid each of you I assure you of my gratitude which is trans lated into a Constant invocation of the Lord according to your inten tions as also for the needs of the church and the great issues of the the pope said in the remarks read in Italian by Archbishop Leon ardo Sandri Nurse on trial perfectly capable of killing patients daughter says The Associated Press NOCONA Texas Many in town who saw and chatted with Vickie Dawn Jackson thought the nurse was sweet patient and kindhearted Her family saw it differently Jackson goes on trial this week charged with injecting elderly patients with lethal drug doses killing 10 and injuring another Jury selec tion begins Tuesday The case according to Jack sons family offers a glimpse of a woman who had one face for the world and a very differ ent one for those close to her I dont know if she did it or not but shes perfectly capa ble of Jacksons daughter Jennifer Carson told The Associated Press According to Carson and her father Leroy Carson second husband Vickie Dawn Jackson Jackson was angry and verbally abu sive at home though to everyone else she appeared caring and compassion ate She was rough talking to them and had a bad habit of slapping Leroy Carson said of his exwifes relation ship with their daughter and son She talked to them hard She was good with Jennifer Carson 18 said her mother had a baby face on the outside but was hell on the Jackson 38 will be tried this week on capital murder charges for two of the deaths at a hospital in this rural north Texas town southeast of Wichita Falls and faces up to There was never really a time when I thought she couldnt doit but I thought she was too ditzy to pull it off by JENNIFER CARSON daughter of Vickie Dawn Jackson life in prison if convicted The case began to unfold in early 2001 when officials realized there were twice as many deaths as usual in recent months at the 38bed Nocona General Hospital officials said they traced the deaths to Jacksons shifts Officials also discovered at least 10 missing vials of mivacu rium chloride a drug admin istered by syringe or intra venous injection and used to temporarily halt breathing to insert a breathing tube According to a testimony at a recent pretrial hearing inves tigators searching Jacksons home in February 2001 found a discarded syringe Jackson was fired from the hospital When questioned a month later by the FBI Jackson admitted to injecting one patient with mivacurium chlo ride she said she wanted to sedate him and never meant to hurt him according to a transcript of the FBI inter view read at a hearing When asked why she injected the patients with that drug Jackson answered I dont according to the transcript Bush plans to cut deficit in half over next 4 years The Washington Post WASHINGTON The bud get President Bush will pres ent to Congress today will show the federal deficit cut in half by the time he leaves office in four years At least technically it will Achieving that goal relies on where the budget math starts and stops how things get counted and what gets left out When Bush took office in 2001 the United States had experienced a string of budget surpluses That changed quickly as the economy slowed tax rates were cut and spending in the war on terrorism skyrock eted By July 2003 the president was urging Congress in his weekly radio address to make spending discipline a priority so that we can cut the deficit in half over the Lunch Dinner 402 N Guadalupe 9849112 next five In his State of the Union address on Wednesday night Bush maintained that his fis cal 2006 budget which he will unveil today stays on track to cut the deficit in half by But students of the budget say that the president will find it nearly impossible to steer the government along the course that the budget will map out between now and 2009 It doesnt quite said Isabel V Sawhill direc tor of economic studies for the Brookings Institution who foresees a deficit slightly larger in 2009 than now It is the 2004 deficit that Bush is promising to cut in Audio Synergy Join the Turntable Revolution 4249309 half by 2009 but hes not starting with the actual 2004 deficit of billion Instead his benchmark is the projected billion def icit that his Office of Manage ment and Budget estimated a year ago when the fiscal year was only four months old Using half of that estimated figure Bushs goal is to reach a deficit of billion If Bush was to start with the actual 2004 figure his goal would be a deficit of 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Sports Fax 9863067 Ten of the patients bodies were exhumed in 2001 to be tested for traces of mivacu rium chloride In 2002 Jackson was indicted on capital murder charges in connection with four patient deaths includ ing her third husbands grand father Last year she was indicted on three more capital murder charges in connection with six patient deaths in 2000 and 2001 as well as a charge of attempted murder By all accounts 2000 was a hard year for Jackson She lost custody of her children a close relative died and she suffered a miscarriage after fighting with her husband Kirk Jack son Jennifer Carson said One day Jackson told her daughter shed talked to a psychiatrist who diagnosed her with bipolar disorder I said What is that She said I could kill you and get away with Jennifer Carson alleged The defense has not said whether it will present an insanity defense Jacksoas attorney Bruce Martin did not return calls seeking comment District Attorney Tim Cole has declined to comment cit ing a judges gag order in the case In the 18 months before Jackson was arrested Jenni fer Carson said she was wary of her mother There was never really a time when I thought she couldnt do it but I thought she was too ditzy to pull it off by said the teenager who is expected to testify Despite her conflicted feelings Jennifer Carson is glad her mother wont die if convicted Prosecutors are not seeking the death penalty though they havent said why Carson said if her mother did it she deserves life in prison cit in half not in dollars but as a share of the economy If the economy grows as is projected then the deficit will decline as a share of the economy even if it does not shrink by a single dollar The 2004 deficit was percent of the economy So in fiscal 2009 it must be percent or less That is exactly the average of the past 43 years according to the CBO Finally the budget that the president will send to Con gress will like Bush budgets past omit some serious defi citraising items HOTEL ST 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