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New Mexican (Newspaper) - April 8, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE Locally owned and independent Serving New Mexico for 156 years FRIDAY APRIL 8 2005 FIFTY CENTS Richardson blocks funds for Pojoaque By MARISSA STONE The New Mexican Gov Bill Richardson said Thurs day he intends to veto in capitaloutlay money for Pojoaque Pueblo because the tribe hasnt paid the state an estimated million required under a gambling agreement Pojoaque Gov George Rivera has asserted the pueblos fight over sharing casino revenue with the state shouldnt be a factor in whether the tribe gets capital outlay funds appropriated by the Legislature Rivera said Thursday the gov ernors decision will negatively impact tribal programs includ ing a Boys and Girls Club a well ness center a cultural center and a school that benefit both Ameri can Indian and nontribal members of the area Inside Bill barring police from enforcing immigration law vetoed Gaming legislation turned down Stories on page A6 However Richardson said through a spokesman he is vetoing the funds in light of the pueblos refusal to honor their commitment to the state in the gaming com pact The governor supports the attorney generals efforts to reach a settlement However until this issue is resolved this kind of state assistance is Harry Montoya who represents northern Santa Fe County on the County Commission said Thursday he hopes Richardson reconsid ers I dont know that you should penalize them for these programs based on gambling compact Montoya said Richardson intends however to sign a million appropriation to help pay for a Pojoaque Valley wastewater system which has an estimated total cost of million spokesman Billy Sparks said That project which House Speaker Ben Lujan DNambe has long sup ported affects various communi ties in the area Rivera said the tribe is close to reaching a settlement on the gam Please see POJOAQUE Page A7 INSIDE TODAY David Marshall Night aims For photographer David Marshall everything is better at night The nocturnal alchemist uses camera the chemistry of tungsten film long exposures and the stark glare of artificial light to transform soulless commercial buildings into an almost mystical geometry of color and light Pasatiempo inside Great start In front of a crowd of the Albuquerque Isotopes took care of business on opening day and rocked one of the best pitchers in the majors to claim a 75 win Sports Dl Todays obituaries Ouida B Reiland 89 Santa Fe April 5 Terry Benavidez 49 Santa Fe April 6 Ruth Bernice Spadafore 88 Santa Fe April 4 Nona Moore Lizut 81 Albuquerque April 6 Thomas Candelario De Leon 84 Albuquerque April 5 Carroll Warner Williams 73 March 29 Paul A Phillips 88 March 28 Please see Page B2 Todays forecast Partly cloudy and windy High 69 low 34 Page B2 INDEX AMMIPS Mailbox B6 Business D5 Classifieds C4 Comics 07 Crossword B6 fionoration Cl Horoscope B6 Bl B2 A9 Local news Lotteries Opinion Police notes B4 Scoreboard D2 Sports Stocks Dl D6 The Wests Oldest Newspaper Four sections 36 pages Pasatiempo 88 pages 156th year Issue No 97 Publication No 596440 Late paper Classified ads News tips Main office 9840363 9863000 9863030 9833303 Honoring a holy man Oil the eve of Pope John Paul IFs funeral Catholics and nonCatholics come together to celebrate his life and work Kathy Do La Mexican Archbishop Michael J Sheehan center greets people as they leave St Francis Cathedral after a memorial Mass for Pope John Paul II on Thursday By HENRY M LOPEZ The New Mexican Since his death much has been made of John Paul IIs work to entice people of disparate back grounds to find common ground The assemblage at Thurs days memorial Mass for the pope inside a packed St Francis Cathedral was a testament to that work Men whose names were stitched onto work shirts sat near men in tailored suits vieji tas who covered their hair with scarves kneeled next to young tattooed women in hiphuggers and Catholics sang hymns shoulderto shoulder with those of other faiths More than peo ple attended We came to honor a holy man A holy man is a holy said Himat Kaur Khalsa a Sikh who along with Satsangeet Kaur Khalsa wore the clothing of their religion founded more than 500 years ago in India The local celebration came on the eve of John Pauls funeral today in Vatican City Norah Schwartz who identified herself as Jewish said the popes work to fill the gulf between Jews and Catholics drew her to Thurs days service Schwartz an anthropologist and former Santa Fe resident said her appreciation for John Paul IIs ecumenical work grew out of mourning the death of Please see HONOR Page A2 i Thousands stand in line for a pope candle prayer cards By BOB QUICK The New Mexican Funeral coverage For a wrap up of todays funeral of Pope John Paul II from Vatican City read Saturdays edition of The New Mexican In a display of the sorrow many Santa Feans have felt over the death of Pope John Paul II thousands of people this week have visited Berardinelli Family Funeral Service for free memorial candles and prayer cards commem orating the Roman Catholic leader Karla Gonzales Small a Berardinelli employee said she wasnt surprised by the turnout which Thursday stretched out the door and onto Luisa Street It is the City of Holy Faith so I cant Please see LINE Page A2 FDA pulls painkiller Bextra off the market The Associated Press 8 Hill WASHINGTON The block buster painkiller Bextra was yanked off the market Thursday and the government ordered 19 other popular prescription com petitors from Celebrex to Mobic to highdose naproxen to carry tough new warnings that they too may increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes The warnings encompass an entire class of antiinflammatory medicines called NSAIDs that are the backbone of pain treat ment not just newer versions of the painkillers initially suspected when the heart concerns made headlines last fall The warnings in black boxes the strongest the Food and Drug Administration can order are likely to cause confusion because they wont tell patients and doc tors which of these prescription drugs is a safer choice In addition the FDA will make overthecounter NSAIDs or non steroidal antiinflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen naproxen and ketoprofen bear stronger remind ers to take only low doses for a few days at a time to avoid the same risks of highdose longterm use Worried patients immediately began calling doctors and pain groups to ask what drug they should take The FDA advised patients to ask which painkiller is best suited to their personal health risks and then take the lowest dose possible There simply isnt enough Please see BEXTRA Page A8 Pain prescriptions Bextra Vioxx and Celebrez accounted for more than 50 million prescriptions in the United States last year Bextra was taken off the mar ket Thursday and Vioxx was removed last fall prescriptions of Cox2 inhibitors in millions i Bextra Pfizer taken off market 2003 2002 1W Vioxx Merck taken off 2003 Celebrex Pfizer 2004 2003 2002 Source IMS Health The Associated Press
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