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   New Mexican (Newspaper) - March 5, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico                                THE SANTA FE Serving New Mexico for 156 years SATURDAY MARCH 5 2005 FIFTY CENTS Contractor unearths more ancient remains Crew repairing downtown sewer line discovers bones shards By BRANDON GARCIA The New Mexican More evidence that an ancient Indian village is buried under down town Santa Fe turned up Friday when a contractor repairing a Griffin Street sewer line discovered human remains and pottery shards An archaeologist at the site deter mined bone fragments were parts of a shoulder blade and upper arm of a preColumbian Pueblo Indian Glenna Dean a state archaeologist with the Historic Preservation Divi sion said she is certain the remains are preColumbian since no cavi ties or fillings were found in human molars at the site and no coffin wood was near the remains We disturbed a burial place that shouldnt have been said attributed the find to poor early 20thcentury city planning in areas where graves were known to exist Theres enough burial sites close by to consider doing an excava she said At least one body is buried at the site but there could be others Dean said The remains were found only a few feet below the street Not far from the site the Office of Archaeological Studies of the Museum of New Mexico turned up hundreds of shards five to eight human burials and other items during excavations in October to the east and north of Swee ney Convention Center Please see REMAINS Page A5 State archaeo logist Glenna Dean displays pottery fragments found at the site which she estimates to be about 800 years old Jason McKibben The New Mexican INSIDE TODAY Horsemen win District 2AAA title In front of fans the St Michaels Horsemen beat the Pojoaque Elks in Ben Gymnasium 5846 Sports Cl The road of life Most of us will own a fair number of cars in our lives and those cars much like our clothes and bookshelves can speak volumes about us Come along on one womans ride Cars Trucks El Teens test law protecting unborn A pregnant teenager says she asked her boyfriend to help her cause a miscarriage by stepping on her stomach The act tests a law in Texas that protects the unborn but prohibits prosecution of a mother Page A2 No place like home Martha Stewart sheds her prison shackles and dives back into domestic life in the suburbs Nation World Dl Todays obituaries Annie G Montoya 96 Santa Fe March 2 Austin Basham March 2 John C Tubbs 65 Santa Fe March 3 Lisa Horning 41 Belen March 3 Maria C Martinez Taos March 1 Please see Page B2 Todays forecast Cloudy isolated showers High 51 low 27 Page B2 INDEX Annies Mailbox D5 Business Cms Trucks Classifieds Comics Crossword Horoscope Local news C7 El E3 D6 05 D5 Bl Lotteries Movies Opinion Police lotes Religion Scoreboard Sports Stocks B2 B3 A7 B3 D3 C2 Cl The Wests Oldest Newspaper Five sections 40 pages TV Book 56 pages 156th year Issue No 64 Publication No 596 440 Urte paper Classified ads News tips Main office 9840363 9863000 9863035 9833303 Gaymarriage ban passes Senate panel Jason New Mexican Sue Hallgarth and Mary Ellen Capek of Corralet listen as opponents to the Domestic Partner Rights and Responsibilities Act testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday night In the Senates chambers After lengthy public testimony from both sides the committee tabled the bill By HENRY M LOPEZ The New Mexican Two controversial measures cutting to the heart of the samesex marriage debate in New Mexico were heard by a state Senate committee Friday One was effectively killed and the other was sent on to the full Senate Senate Bill 576 which proposed establishing civil unions in which people of the same sex would receive most of the legal benefits married couples receive was tabled in the Senate Judiciary Committee The action means the bill likely will not pass this year Another bill SB 597 also known as the Defense of Marriage Act passed the 10member committee with a recommendation it be adopted by the full Senate If passed into law the act would define marriage as being between a man and a woman Public comments both in favor and in opposition to each were passionate with advocates stead fastly holding their ground unwilling to give in to the other side The arguments were not centered solely on moral or religious issues In the case of civil unions in par ticular advocates argued passing such legislation Please see BAN Page A3 Santa Feans rethink citys gayfriendly reputation James Maestas Inside Maestas shows some signs of improvement Page A4 By ANNE CONSTABLE The New Mexican By many measures Santa Fe is a gay friendly town Apart from San Francisco Santa Fe has the highest percentage of gay couples living together of any place in the country accord ing to the Census Bureau Its the reason I live said Fritz Anders a Santa Fe High School music teacher Santa Fe is But that sense of safety and security was rocked this week by the disclosure that a young gay man James Maestas had been severely beaten by at least three other young men Sunday morning outside a Cer rillos Road motel According to court records the fact that Please see RETHINK Page A3 Senator says scrap states muddling motto By DEBORAH BAKER Associated Press Writer Its displayed on the out side of the Capitol etched into the giant state seals in the legislative chambers and inlaid in brass on the floor of the Rotunda But one lawmaker says its time to jettison New Mexicos state motto Crescit STATE MOTTO New Mexico s motto is Eundo or It Grows As It Eundo doesnt sound halfbad in Latin but the English translation It Grows As It Goes leaves New Mexicans and visitors alike scratching their heads State Sen Joseph Carraro says hes been met with blank stares when he has recited it to visiting school children They couldnt figure out what it meant I couldnt fig ure out what it said the Albuquerque Republi can As best I can figure it has something to do with urban The phrase first showed up in 1851 five years after the United States invaded New Mexico which was then part of Mexico on the seal used by a territorial governor according to for mer state historian Robert 1 Torrez Ive never been able to find out who originated it or what they thought it Torrez said Most likely its a reference to progress or expansion or modernization he speculates Mysterious as it may be New Mexicos motto does have some virtues Its shorter than Hawaiis Ua Man Ke Ea 0 Ka Aina I Ka Pono or The Life Of The Land Is Perpetuated In Righ It doesnt mention God which had Ohio in legal trou ble for four years until a fed eral appeals court decided in 2001 that With God All Things Are Possible was constitutional Please see MOTTO Page A5 Netherlands discovers its support for artists led to talent glut By AMELIA THOMAS The Christian Science Monitor AMSTERDAM Bray came to Amsterdam on a twoweek trip and ended up staying 20 years An actor from Pittsburgh Bray has seen the rise and fall of the Netherlands generous art subsidy system and is now adjusting to more entrepre neurial times Government spending on the arts in the Netherlands created an arts Mecca but it also yielded warehouses full of artworks of dubious merit In its heyday in the 1970s the Netherlands arts scene was the place to be Visual artists actors dancers and musicians of all kinds were eligible for a host of grants subsidies pensions and pay outs There was even a group known as the Pink People Bray recalled that was paid by the government simply to dress up in outrageous pink costumes and walk around Amsterdam entertaining passersby Since the 70s however bud get cuts have led to a dramatic change in the countrys arts landscape Artists like Bray have encountered a new real ity Earning a living is a bigger concern and marketing and other business skills matter The Netherlands is an intriguing case study in the debate over how much pub lic funding should go to the arts Though the infusion of government spending on the arts in the 1970s and 1980s created an arts Mecca hailed around the world it also attracted hangerson and yielded warehouses full of artworks of dubious merit and zero value on the com Piease see GLUT Page A8   

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