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New Mexican (Newspaper) - May 9, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE Locally owned and ix Serving New Mexico for 156 years MONDAY MAY 9 2005 FIFTY C E N T S INSIDE TODAY An unlikely comeback Josef Stalin whose reign of terror cost an estimated 20 million lives is becoming popular again in Russia Page A6 Clinton fundraiser is trial focus The trial of a former finance director for Hillary Clinton will center on a celebrity studded Hollywood fundraising gala in 2000 Page A8 Doing the wave A reporter tries communicating with a computer using only his brain waves Health Science Cl Immigration not cureall study says Will bringing in more Latin Americans Asians and other immigrants help America solve its Social Security and Medicare problems No says a new thinktank study Page A5 Spurs roll in opener Seattle lost Ray Allen and Vladimir Radmanovic to ankle injuries then lost their secondround playoff opener to San Antonio by 22 points Sports Bl Todays obituaries Ernest Rodriguez 91 Santa Fe May 5 Gilbert C Lucero 83 May 4 Harriet S Barteau May 4 Sarah Spelts 82 Valen tine April 8 Vincent Moreno Santa Fe May 6 Page A2 Todays forecast Partly cloudy and warmer High 75 low 37 Page A2 INDEX Annas Maabox B5 Horoscope B5 Classifieds C3 Opinion Comics A7 EM Police notes A2 Crossword B5 Scoreboard B2 Education D3 Spanish pg Dl Health Cl Sports Bl TheWcsfs OUest Newspaper Four sections 28 pages 156th year Issue No 129 Publication No 596440 Late paper Classified ads News tips Main office 9840363 9863000 9863030 9833303 Six Iraqi Cabinet nominees approved Former University of New Mexico student returns to top oil post Chicago Tribune BAGHDAD Iraq Iraqs National Assembly approved six more minis ters to the new Iraqi government Sun day including oil minister Ibrahim Bahr alUloum who held the same job earlier and earned his doctorate from The University of New Mexico But another appointee immedi ately rejected the job saying he had not been asked if he wanted it Hashim al Shibli said he first learned he was appointed Iraqs humanrights minister when he turned on the TV news Sunday morning shortly after a majority of the delegates attending the National Assembly session approved his can didacy I saw it on the ticker on all the he said Nobody asked me I dont know anything about Shibli a member of the small National Democratic Party said he did hot want to serve because he does not want to be identified with sectarian politics They appointed me because I am Sunni but I dont represent Sunni he said My party is non The five other ministers includ ing a new Sunni defense minister accepted their posts meaning that Iraq now has a virtually complete government that may finally be able to get down to the task of governing But the confusion underscored the Please see CABINET Page A4 About Iraqs new interim oil minister Ibrahim Bahr alUloum 50 Shiite oil minister Was also oil minister in the first provisional Cabinet and escaped an assassination attempt during that time He holds a doctorate in petroleum engineering from The University of New Mexico and worked as an engineer for the Kuwaiti Oil Ministry for five years WALKING PLIGHT Sixmonthold TecumseH takes a nap in the arms of his mother Mary Lynn Collins Photos by Tina New Mexican Fred Burman left pushes his daughter Isabella as he and his wife Janie Chodosry march with other Santa Fe residents Sunday in their quest to get a trail built along the Santa Fe River from Alto Park to Frenchys Park About 35 people took part Residents take to streets to call for a trail along Santa Fe River By JOHN SENA The New Mexican They marched to raise a safety concern and was right beneath their feet About 35 people walked West Alameda Street from La Joya Road to Alto Park on Sun day to demonstrate a lack of sufficient side walks on West Alameda and convince Santa Fe city councilors to fund a trail along the Santa Fe River from Alto Park to Frenchys Park just over a mile When this development was made there were plans for a said Janie Chodosh who lives La Joya neighborhood along the river We feel that we have no access there are no sidewalks no trails Its not safe and its not good for Chodosh said although there are tvyo parks within a mile of her home walking is not an option We have no way of getting there except to she said On Sunday Chodosh pushed a stroller with her daughter Isabella in it As the walkers and bikers turned from West Alameda onto Camino Alire the group struggled to fit on the sidewalk and spilled onto the street They made their way across the street through the park back across the river on a foot bridge and stopped to hear from impromptu speakers Please see WALKING Page A5 Highschool film shedding light on teen pregnancy receives national attention By LYNN BREZOSKY The Associated Press MISSION Texas With at least six classmates preg nant including the valedic torian with her second child it was clear to a handful of girls that Mission High School needed more informa tion on safe sex So the four students from this school deep in South Texas along the Mexican border where the teen pregnancy rate is among the highest in the nation decided they could help send the message by making their own movie Two years later the 16minute educational film promoting condom use is available to public schools around the state The movie named Toothpaste in refer ence to a teen code word for condoms has been ordered by schools around the coun try It will also be shown at film festivals and on Show time according to the orga nization that helped produce the film Hopefully people will Please see FILM Page A4 The Associated Press Teen actors Mima Garcia left and Robert Cerda act out a scene while making the movie Tooth paste a film that addresses teenpregnancy issues at a movie screening at Mission City Hall In Mission Texas Bush Putin set aside differences By PETER BAKER The Washington Post MOSCOW President Bush opened a diplomatically sensitive 24hour visit here Sunday and moved imme diately to smooth over days of prickly exchanges with President Vladimir Putin about past Soviet tyranny and Russias current drift toward authori tarianism Bush and Putin embraced and smiled broadly as they greeted each other at the Russian presidential resi Please see DIFFERENCES Page A4 cV