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   New Mexican (Newspaper) - February 21, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico                                THE SANTA FE r owned Serving New Mexico for 156 years INSIDE TODAY Three baby Jeff Gordon grabs the lead from Dale Earnhardt Jr three laps from the finish and wins his third Daytona 500 Sports Bl Sandra Dee dies The actress attracted a large teen audience in the 1960s with such movies as Gidget dies at 63 Page A4 Disturbed or misdiagnosed Experts are questioning the rise in pediatric diagnoses of bipolar illness Health Science Cl Las calorias en disfraz Los chocolates las galletas y los postres no son las unicas cosas que engordan La salsa de barbacoa la ketchup y los zumos de fruta embalan las mismas calonas que las golosinas gracias al aziicar que esconden El NIMVO WUsxkano Dl Alarming study Nearly one in five eighth graders said they have attempted to get high by inhaling potentially toxic vapors such as those found in glue gasoline paint thinner butane lighters nail polish remover and aerosol sprays Page C3 Todays obituaries Elizabeth Searle Lamb 88 Santa fe Feb 16 Tereslta Sanchez 81 Santa Fe Feb 16 Delilah L Armijo 53 Santa Fe Feb 16 Patricia Charlene Pat VaWes Gallegos 66 Albu querque Feb 14 Please see Page A2 Todays forecast Partly cloudy possible showers High 50 low 26 Page A2 MONDAY FEBRUARY 21 2005 FIFTY CENTS INDEX Annies Mailxix B5 Horoscope B5 Classifieds C3 Comics Crossword Education Health BS BS Opinion A7 Police notes A2 Scoreboard B2 03 Spanish pg 01 Cl Sports Bl TteWesfs Four sections 28 pages 156th year Issue No 52 Publication No 596440 Late paper Classified ads 9863000 9863030 Panel Bush undercutting science The Associated Press WASHINGTON The voice of science is being stifled in the Bush administration with fewer scientists heard in policy discussions and money for research and advanced training being cut according to panelists at a national science meeting Speakers at the national meet ing of the American Association for This administration has distanced itself from scientific KURTGOTTFWED Cornell University scientist Advancement of Science expressed concern Sunday that some scientists in key federal agencies are being ignored or even pressured to change study conclusions that dont support policy positions The speakers also said that Bushs proposed 2005 federal budget is slashing spending for basic research and reducing investments in educa tion designed to produce the nations future scientists And there also was concern that increased restrictions and require ments for obtaining visas is dimin ishing the flow to the of foreign born science students who have long been a majpr part of the American Please see SCIENCE Page A6 Worth a million Legislators to consider funding for a permanent home for Santa Fes popular farmers market I Photos by Raul The New Mexican Cec GerUman right of Denver buys carrots from Rterwrt Manftr of AMqiriu Harmony Farms at Saturdays Santa Fe Farmers Market Most of the vendors run small farming or ranch operations In one of the IS Northern New Mexico counties By STACI MATLOCK The New Mexican On Saturday morning the air inside the winter Santa Fe Farmers Mar ket housed at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe smelled of fresh bread sausages green chile and a myriad of herbal soaps Local musicians played old nortefto songs Customers greeted Vendors and each other with handshakes or hugs Together it created the fes tive air that entices residents and visitors alike in the City Dif ferent The question is whether leg islators will find the markets enticement enough to approve three appropriations measures worth more than million to provide a permanent home to the market and support its agri cultural programs The requests would benefit the forprofit Santa Fe Farmers Market and the nonprofit Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute The first measure a capital outlay request is for to build a permanent marketplace at the rail yard This would be added to the the Leg islature appropriated last year toward the project and million in other federal and private funds according to Mikki Anaya executive director of the Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute House Bill 278 requests to help the market institute with operating funds to raise more money for the building The funds would be channeled through New Mexico State Universitys agriculture department A third bill HB 386 seeks to support the markets efforts to educate Northern New Mexico farmers on new farming techniques new specialty crops and marketing Matt Romero a Dixon farmer Please see MARKET Page A3 Goat milk cheese from Sweetwoods Dairy of Pena Blanca Is a popular item at the market Dead inmates family questions jail safety By JOHN SENA The New Mexican The family of 37yearold Chris Roybal is coping with the loss of a father son and brother while trying to figure out how he died in a place that they say was supposed to protect him He was just a terrific Roybals father Sammy said Sunday Jail is supposed to be a place to protect him and Jail warden Kerry Dixon said medical records at the jail are kept under close watch and that no complaints had been brought to his attention Chris Roytort help him out and that wasnt Roybal was found dead in the Santa Fe County jail early Friday morning and several inmates from the dormitory where he was staying have told sheriffs investigators that he had used heroin Thursday the sheriffs department has reported Sheriff Greg Solano said Sunday that investigators found a syringe during a search of the dorm but that no tests had been done on the syringe to determine if it contained drugs An autopsy was performed Saturday but a toxicology report would not be ready for a couple of weeks Solano said Sammy Roybal said his son a graduate of Santa Fe High where he was a run ning back on the football team enjoyed sports He also had a 15yearold daughter worked as a sheetmetal worker and was trying to overcome a drug problem He wanted to get out of what he was doing and become a better Sammy Roybal said What the elder Roybal wants to know now is not only how someone might be able to take drugs into the jail but how inmates could use them without being seen How can they not tell Are the guards not looking Roy bal said Something has to be done to correct this This Please see JAIL Page A3 Hunter S Thompson Fear and Loathing author commits suicide The Associated Press DENVER Hunter S Thompson the acerbic counterculture writer who popularized a new form of fictional journalism in books like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas fatally shot himself Sun day night at his Aspen area home his son said He was 67 Hunter prized his privacy and we ask that his friends and admirers respect that privacy as well as that of his Juan Thompson said in a statement released to the Aspen Daily News Pitkin County Sheriff Bob Braudis a friend of Thomp son confirmed the death to the News Sheriffs officials did not return calls to The Associated Press late Sun day Juan Thompson found his fathers body Thompsons wife Anita was not home at the time Besides the 1972 drug hazed classic about Thomp sons visit to Las Vegas he also Wrote Fear and Loath ing On the Campaign Trail 72 The central character in those wild sprawling satires was Dr a snarl ing drugand alcoholcrazed observer and participant Thompson is credited with Please see WRITER Page A5 Drought still here but a wet February helping The New Mexican While there hasnt been enough precipitation this winter to officially end the drought in Santa Fe enough has fallen this month to put the city on pace for its wet test February ever recorded Chuck Jones a meteorolo gist for the National Weather Service in Albuquerque said the Santa Fc areas wettest documented February was in 1911 when inches of precipitation fell One weather service site south of the city has recorded inches so far this month Jones said At The New Mexican inches of precipitation have been recorded in February Please see WET Page A5   

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