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   New Mexican (Newspaper) - February 18, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico                                THE SANTA FE Serving New Mexico for 156 years FRIDAY FEBRUARY 18 2005 FIFTY CENTS INSIDE TODAY Ban on genetic discrimination The Senate passed a measure prohibiting employers from using genetic information to make hiring and firing decisions and barring insurers from denying coverage Page A2 Meet the presses Lasting Impressions The Private Presses of New an exhibit at the Palace of the Governors celebrates nearly 200 years of work by writers artists and artisans who hatched books pamphlets and artworks from their own presses The tradition began with Padre Antonio Jose Martinez owner of the first press to arrive in New Mexico in 1834 Pasatiempo inside Tales from detention Detention remains a classic punishment in Santa Fe high schools for offenses ranging from tardiness to bad behavior Three staff writers for Generation Next share their experiences while serving afterschool and inschool detentions Generation Next Cl Todays obituaries Patricia Gallegos 66 Albuquerque Feb 14 Lynne J Lazelle 66 Feb 10 Warren T Schreiber Feb 13 Frances R Roybal 93 El Rancho Feb 17 Dora Gonzales 73 Hernandez Feb 17 Bernadette L Martinez 38 Chimayo Feb 16 Felipe E Delgado 50 Santa Fe Feb 14 Teresita Sanchez 87 Santa Fe Feb 16 Elizabeth C Lamb Feb 16 Please see Page B2 Todays forecast Cloudy morning fog High 46 low 31 Page B2 INDEX Amurs Maillu Business Classifieds Comics Crossword Horoscope Local C4 wi C10 xt C 1 C10 B2 Movies Pasatiempo Mutuals 04 Opinion A9 Police notes B2 Scoreboard D2 Sfwrts 01 Slocks Four sections 36 pages Pasatiempo 80 pages 156th year Issue No 49 Publication No 596 440 Late paper Classified ads News tips Main office 9840363 9863000 9863030 9833303 City judge admits to breach of ethics Frances Gallegos By JASON AUSLANDER The New Mexican The blows to the New Mexico judiciary keep on coming Santa Fe Municipal Court Judge Frances Gallegos is the latest jurist to come under fire from the states judicial standards commission which says the judge violated the New Mexico code of judicial conduct by ordering defen dants in her court to attend a drivingsafety course put on by her court administrator according to state Supreme Court records The commission recom mended Gallegos be sus pended without pay for 30 days enroll in a formal mentor program in judicial ethics and court administration and complete a judicialethics course at her own expense according to court records Gallegos admitted to the violations and agreed to accept the disciplinary action if the New Mexico Supreme Court orders it Please see JUDGE Page A3 Allegations against Gallegos Santa Fe Municipal Court Judge Frances Gal legos ordered defendants to attend a course taught by Municipal Court administrator Mary Ann Caldwell Gallegos let Caldwell use court facilities and property for the forprofit class Gallegos let Caldwell teach the class while she was employed by the court Galfegos assigned defendants to Caldwells class before and during the time she was negoti ating another disciplinary matter with the states judicial standards commission State Pay up or close down casino Attorney general files motion seeking million in payments from Pojoaque Pueblos gambling operation File photo by Kathy De La New Mexican Dolly Burns left of Dumas Texas plays a slot machine at Cities of Gold Casino In Pojoaque Pueblo In 2003 Attorney General Patricia Madrid on Thursday asked a federal judge to shut down the casino If the tribe doesnt pay the state an estimated million in back payments from its casino revenuesharing compact with the state By MARISSA STONE The New Mexican The state attorney general on Thursday asked a federal judge to shut down Pojoaque Pueblos casino north of Santa Fe if the tribe doesnt pay the state an estimated million in back payments from its casino revenuesharing compact with the state Attorney General Patricia Madrid filed the motion in federal court after meeting with Pojoaque Gov George Rivera about the tribes nonpayment of its 16 percent revenuesharing agreement with the state Rivera has said the states insistence on revenue sharing in return for an agreement to allow gambling on Ameri can Indian land violates federal law Pojoaque Pueblo is among 13 tribes in the state with a casino and the only one that has not paid its slotmachine revenue shares to the state The tribal leader who hadnt been aware the attorney general had filed the summary judgment motion during their meeting called her move a sneak While she was meeting with me you guys knew about Rivera told reporters during a news confer ence at the Capitol on Thursday The motion means the court has all the evidence it needs to reach a decision without having to go to trial However District Judge Bruce Black who is pre siding over the case could also rule it should proceed to trial The tribe will meet with the attorney general for a settlement discussion in federal court March 2 Madrid said during a telephone interview Thursday The tribe Jane New Mexican Pojoaque Pueblo Gov George Rivera speaks to reporters at a news conference Thursday at the Capitol on whether the pueblo will pay the state part of its gambling rev enue He also said the tribe would appeal the attorney generals motion to shut down its casino could agree to settle the case then Madrid has said the pueblo owes the state 16 percent of its past and ongoing slotmachine net revenue but according to Rivera has offered to settle for 12 percent off the Thats still extremely he added We will go into those settlement talks with an open mind and hope they will be willing to offer the state a Please see CASINO Page A6 Fire danger sparks recall of 14 million Xbox power cords The Associated Press Microsoft Corp is recalling million power cords for its Xbox game SEATTLE Microsoft Corp said Thursday that it is recalling million power cords for its Xbox game because they can catch fire The software company said 30 customers have reported fire damage Seven Xbox users burned their hands while 23 reported smoke damage or damage to their carpets or entertainment centers Microsoft said Peter Moore a cor porate vice president said the com pany has known about the problem for some time and spent the past several months gearing up for the recall by producing more cords and making other arrangements The recall affects about 70 percent of the approximately 20 million consoles sold Micro soft said Customers can order a free replacement cord by going to Until a new cord is delivered Xbox users should turn off their game players when not in use Microsoft said Moore declined to say how much the recall will cosr the company Auto salesman averts carjack attempt By JASON AUSLANDER The New Mexican A wouldbe carjacker received a taste of his own medicine last week when his wouldbe victim jacked him back Michael Caceres 27 a salesman at Santa Fe Chevrolet said he was approached by a tall thin man who wanted to test drive a 2002 Volvo S40 at about 4 Feb 8 Caceres said he neglected to get the mans license beforehand because youre anxious to sell a car Caceres and the man left the dealership with Cace res at the wheel because salesmen are required to drive any car off the lot he said Caceres drove east on Cerrillos Road turned onto Camino Entrada near the Santa Fe Police Department and stopped across from Saturn of Santa Fe to switch drivers Caceres said At that time the man got out of the passengers side of the car and ran to the drivers side where Caceres had just opened the door Please see CARJACK Page A6 Police Teen assaulted security officer at High By BARBARA FERRY The New Mexican An 18yearold Santa Fe High School student is in jail after police say he pushed a private security guard down a flight of stairs then jumped on him and punched him in the face at the school Tuesday The guard 30yearold Freddy Osorio was taken to St Vincent Hospital Osorio was treated and released Tuesday according to a spokesman for the hospital Deputy Police Chief Eric Johnson said the student Christopher Crumplon was exchanging vulgar words with another student when Osorio intervened Crump ton tried to walk but Osorio stopped him Johnson said The two exchanged words and Crumpton pushed Osorio down a flight of stairs Johnson said Oso rio hit his hack while falling and also hit the back of his head on concrete according to the report Crumpton is the son of Wil liam Crumpton a former secu rity guard who burglarized the See ASSAULT Page A10   

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