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New Mexican (Newspaper) - April 17, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE Locally ownedy and independent Serving Mexico for 156 years SUNDAY APRIL 17 2005 ONE DOLLAR WILD HORSES IN THE WEST Photos by Jane New Mexican Roeliff Annon a Velarde horse trainer who has worked with mustangs for more than 20 years trains Reno 3 at La Estancfa Alegre in Alcalde Decades after Congress stepped in mustangs still in danger By STAC JViATLOCK The New Mexican mustangs have long been caught somewhere between a romantic notion depicted in films like The Misfits and a bullet Public outcry against the slaughter of the wild horses through the 1950s and 60s spurred Con gress to pass the 1971 Wild FreeRoaming Horse and Burro Act declaring the mustangs a living symbol of the historic and pioneering spirit of the West and order ing federal agencies to protect them Three decades later the agencies deal with an ongo ing dilemma what to do with the animals including wild horses and burros roaming Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service lands in 10 Western states and the captured mustangs currently living in BLM holding facilities at a cost of million a year Mustang advocates say too many are being taken off the range and ranchers say the horses need to be better managed Recently Congress made it easier for them to be sent to slaughter A controversial amendment to the 1971 law passed last December allows new owners to claim immediate title to the animals instead of waiting for a year as required in the federal mustangadoption pro gram Now more than horses are on the sale block Annon works with two Spanish Mustangs Kiowa 9 prior to adoption Reno and These usually are mustangs over the age of 10 and not adopted after three tries They sell for as low as but can bring in at the slaughterhouse Under the sales provision these horses can be sold for less than the adoption fee that the BLM has assessed during the last 30 years Some people arent satisfied that rounding up the wild horses or sending the slaughterhouse is the way to fix the problem Someone said you can judge a society by how it Please see MUSTANGS Page A7 Journey from wild to mild Working with mus tangs is different even for experi enced horse people The hardest part is getting the mus tangs used to the human touch Page A6 Debating ancestry Spanish Mustangs or community horses gone wild The question has spurred some passionate debate around a herd of wild horses on Jarita Mesa in the El Rito Ranger dis trict of the Carson National Forest Page A7 A century after his birth Einsteins legacy like the universe just continues to expand By JOSEPH B VERRENGIA The Associated Press He stopped traffic on Fifth Avenue like the Beatles or Marilyn Monroe He couldve been president of Israel or played violin at Carnegie Hall but he was too busy thinking His musings on God love and the meaning of life grace our greeting cards and after his death his shock of white hair and droopy mustache still symbolize genius Who else could it be but Albert Einstein ihe Associated press Einstein remains the foremost scientist of the mod ern era Looking back years only Newton Galileo and Aristotle were his equals Around the world universi ties and academies are cele brating the 100th anniversary of Einsteins miracle year when he published five scien tific papers in 1905 that fun damentally changed our grasp of space time light andmat ter Only he could top himself about a decade later with his theory of general relativity Born in the era of horse drawn carriages his ideas launched a dazzling techno logical revolution that has generated more change in a Please see LEGACY Page A4 Coming Wednesday Annies Mailbox C7 Lotteries B2 Business 01 Neighbors E6 Classifieds Hl Police notes B2 121 Crossword D6 Entertainment G6 Scoreboard C2 El Sports Focus Horoscope D6 Travel Cl Gl Local news Bl Voices Fl Todays forecast Partly cloudy chance of showers High 67 low 41 Page B2 Todays obituaries Jenine M CHfford April 13 lla Smeback Jonhson 82 Los Alamos April 12 Page B2 Our 44page guide to unleashing your home andgarden creativity The Wests Oldest Newspaper 11 sections 112 pages 156th year Issue No 107 Publication No 596440 Database conceals doctors troubles Glitch in registry gives physicians a head start to run from their problems By CHERYL W THOMPSON The Washington Post LOS ALAMOS Gwyneth Vives was excited about becom ing a mother for the first time at age 36 She shopped for baby outfits attended birthing classes and painted moons and stars on the nursery ceiling for the infant she and her husband would name Alex But three hours after giving birth to a healthy boy in 2001 Vives a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory suffered a complication and bled to death It was four days before Christ mas Her husband Ted wouldnt learn until later that the doctor who tended to his wife that day at Los Alamos Medical Center had a troubled history Obstetrician and gynecologist Pamela L Johnson had been forced to leave a previous job at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina when questions arose about her surgi cal skills and her complication rate from medical procedures Later Johnson lied to get her New Mexico license saying she had never lost hospital privi leges according to an order of the New Mexico Medical Board After Vives died Johnson again lied about her past Claiming that she had never Please see DOCTORS Page A8 Intrigue intensifies as conclave approaches By PATRICIA MONTEMURRI Detroit Free Press VATICAN CITY The Roman Catholic Church on Saturday signaled its readiness to select a new pope officially closing out Pope John Paul IIs reign and unveiling a Sistine Chapel equipped with a false floor to hide antieavesdropping equipment The Vatican said Cardinal Eduardo Martinez Somalo the papal chamberlain destroyed John Paul IPs Fishermans Ring and lead seal officially ending John Pauls pontificate during a meeting of 143 cardinals to discuss problems facing the church Then the 115 cardinals under the age of 80 eligible to vote for the next pope were told to begin moving this afternoon into the Domus Sanctae Marthae or St Martha House behind St Peters Basilica where each will have a tworoom suite to himself during the upcoming conclave which begins Monday They will dine together tonight Twelve tables lined with chairs to accommodate the car dinals have been moved into the Sistine Chapel where the cardi nals will deliberate A large Bible held a central place of honor and a tubular castiron furnace inscribed with the dates of the last five papal conclaves sat prepared to signal Please see CONCLAVE Page A9
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