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New Mexican (Newspaper) - February 28, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE r owned ncndcni Serving NeuAtedco for156 years MONDAY FEBRUARY 28 2005 FIFTY CENTS Kathy De La Mexican file photo Frank V Ortiz a ambassador to five countries and a community volunteer died Sunday in Santa Fe He was 78 Diplomat Frank Ortiz dies By JOHN SENA The New Mexican Frank V Ortiz former ambassador to five countries and a driving force behind numerous Santa Fe causes died early Sunday morning in his Santa Fe home He was 78 Ortiz had suffered from cancer and died in his sleep his son Jaime Ortiz said I think he was a great man not because of his accomplishments but because he was able to teach by Jaime Ortiz said I think the biggest thing he would like to be remembered for was his strong belief in public Born in Santa Fe on March 14 1926 to Frank V Ortiz and Marga Ortiz was instrumental in the founding of the Friends of the Palace of the Governors and a driving force behind the funding for the planned New Mexico History Museum ret Delgado Ortiz he was a gradu ate of Santa Fe High At 17 not being old enough to join the World War II effort he left New Mexico for Washington to work as an aide in the Senate When he turned 18 he imme diately joined the Air Force where his B29 bomber was shot down on July in the seas off Japan After returning from the war Ortiz enrolled in the Georgetown University School of Foreign Ser vice He graduated in 1951 and entered the American Foreign Ser vice shortly after Ortiz served in the foreign ser vice for nearly 40 years including as ambassador to Barbados Gre nada Guatemala Peru and Argen tina until his retirement in 1990 Ortiz credited his growing up in New Mexico and his Hispanic heri tage for his ability to live and Work in other countries Another great advantage From our earliest years in Spanish his we are very accustomed to moving from one element of the culture to another he told The New Mexican last July We grew up interacting with peo ple very different from ourselves We hold to our own heritage and culture but weve learned to respect the other ones that we come in contact with every day Relating to different people comes naturally to Despite his exploits in coun tries around the world Ortiz was remembered most by friends for his love of his native state and city and for his untiring efforts to preserve his culture Please see ORTIZ Page A5 INSIDE TODAY Is your baby autistic Some doctors now can diagnose autism in 2yearolds see telltale symptoms in 8monthoIds and start treatment that could change the childrens lives Health Science Cl He thinks Harvard President Lawrence Summers suggestion that there are inherent differences in the intellectual abilities of the sexes has jeopardized his job but some scholars say mens and womens brains are indeed different Page A6 LobostakeonUNLV The University of New Mexico Lobos will need a big effort off the bench tonight against the Runnin Rebels Sports Bl Papal surprise Just three days after undergoing a tracheotomy Pope John Paul II made an unexpected public appearance Page A3 Nothing to sneeze at No youre not imagining it allergy season is off and running in New Mexico Page A2 Todays obituary Isidor Velarde 79 Page A2 Todays forecast Partly cloudy High 49 low 21 Page A2 Annie 5 Mailbox B5 Classifieds C3 Comics IMS Police Crossword B5 Education D3 Spanish Health Cl The Four sections 28 pages 156th year Issue No 59 Publication No 596440 Late paper Classified ads 9863000 News tips 9863030 Main office 9833303 Like a million baby Eastwoods film takes best picture Swank repeats as best actress and The Aviator wins most Oscars Tin New Mexican Jill Heath left talks with Adelmas Hnasko while Andrea FellowsWalters fixes Tom Hnaskos tie Sunday night at the College of Santa Fes 14th annual Awards Gala Dinner and Auction The Associated Press LOS ANGELES The boxing saga Million Dollar Baby was the Academy Awards heavy weight Sunday claiming best picture and three other trophies including honors for director Clint Eastwood leadactress Hilary Swank and supportingactor Morgan Free man Martin Scorseses The Aviator came away with the most Oscars its five awards including the supporting actress prize for Gate Blanchett Eastwood who at 74 became the oldest directing winner ever noted his mother was with him when his Western Unforgiven won the 1992 bestpicture and directing Oscar Shes here with me again tonight so at 96 Im thanking her for her Eastwood said I figure Im just a kid Ive got a lot of stuff to do The 77th Oscars were another heartbreak for Scorsese the man behind The Aviator who lost the directing race for the fifth time Scorsese matched the record of Oscar futility held by a handful of legendary filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock and Robert Altman who also went 0 for5 in the directing category Swank became a double Academy Award winner Sunday for Million Dol lar Baby while Jamie Foxx took lead actor for Ray The wins for Freeman and Foxx made it only the second time blacks won two of the four acting prizes Swank who previously won the bestactress Oscar for Boys Dont Cry once again beat out main rival Annette Bening nominated for the Please see OSCAR Page A4 Ski basin accident claims life of lift operator The New Mexican A Ski Santa Fe employee on new skis and taking one of Sunday mornings first runs died after he struck a tree according to state police and skislope employees Jonathan Reeves 20 suffered head and neck injuries after he apparently lost control and struck a tree between and state police Lt Jimmy Glascock said Its suspected the injuries killed Reeves but an autopsy to confirm the cause of death is pend ing Glascock said Reeves had worked as a lift operator and just pur chased new skis according to Ski Santa Fe employees who declined to be identi fied They said he struck a tree along a wooded run called muerte Spanish for death and that he was dis covered by someone who had spotted one of Reeves skis and decided to look further Employees said the lifts began operating at 9 and that Reeves Was one of the first people to ride to the top of the run Employees also said Ski Santa Fe had arranged for grief counsel ing for workers Michael Donovan a Ski Santa Fe spokesman said Sunday night he hadnt learned any details of the accident Its very unfortu nate and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and thats all we can say at this Donovan said Writing ones way through grief Soul of Dying portrays process of being a caretaker to the terminally ill By ROBERT NOTT The New Mexican If death has a soul then Camille Adair Norwick and Tanya Taylor are going to capture it Not physically but on film and through the voices of those who have put their lives on hold to help the dying The two under the aus pices of Project Life Sto ries are facilitating The Soul ofDvine an evenine Tina New Mexican Katherine Selvja reads her story aloud in a Soul of Dying workshop last week Eight monologues by people who cared for their dying loved ones will be performed Friday night Russia signs deal to sell fuel to Iran for nuclear program By DAVID HOLLEY Los Angeles Times The event is serving as r a fundraiser to help Nor people who cared for their wick and Taylor complete loved ones as they were of autobiographical mono logues presented by eight dvine Please see SOUL Page A4 MOSCOW Russia and Iran signed agreements Sun day that opened the way for Tehran to start up its first nuclear power plant next year a step the Bush admin istration fears could help the Islamic Republic produce nuclear weapons Energyrich Iran denies any intent to build nuclear bombs and insists that as a signatory to the Nuclear Non proliferation Treaty it has the right to develop a civilian nuclearenergy program Russia says it accepts Tehrans assurances and that a requirement for Iran Inside Bush weighs joining Europe in granting Iran incentives Page A4 to return all spent fuel eliminates any possibil ity of the new reactor being used for mili tary purposes Alexander Rumyantsev head of Russias Federal Atomic Energy Agency said after the signing ceremony that Russia complied with International Atomic Energy Agency rules in building the reactor We violate no norms or rules adopted by the inter national he told reporters at the Bushehr plant in southern Iran which Please see IRAN Page A5
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