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   New Mexican (Newspaper) - May 12, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico                                THE SANTA FE Locally owned and independent Serving New Mexico for 156 years THURSDAY MAY 12 2005 FIFTY CENTS Seven hurt as SUV smashes into dealership By JASON AUSLANDER The New Mexican Seven people were injured Wednes day after a 28yearold Madrid man apparently suffered a seizure and drove his sportutility vehicle through the customer waiting room of a Santa Fe car dealership police said An employee of Capitol Fords Quik Lane which provides oil changes and other minor auto maintenance at the Cerrillos Road dealership was the most seriously injured after the force of the crash pushed him through the back wall of the building Santa Fe Deputy Police Chief Eric Johnson said Danny Martinez 55 of Santa Fe suffered an extreme back injury and a broken wrist after he was pinned between the wall and the front counter said Mark Brandt Capitol Ford general manager He was listed in critical condition Wednesday at St Vincent Regional Medical Center according to a spokesman Another victim remained hospital ized in satisfactory condition while three others including the driver of the SUV were treated and said Don Butterfield St Vincent spokesman Two others were treated at the scene and declined transport to the hospital Johnson said Meanwhile Johnson said the SUV driver Marc E Osgood probably wont be charged in connection with the crash However police found what they believed to be an illegal substance in Osgoods 1994 Toyota 4Runner and he might face charges Please see SUV Page A3 City Police Officer Ralph Ortiz takes measurements outside Capitol Fords Quik Lane where a man crashed his sport utility vehicle Wednesday morning Luis Sanchez Saturno The New Mexican Helicopter crash kills one Greg Taos News Rescuers respond to a helicopter crash Wednesday near the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Angel fire The HH60G Pave Hawk copter from Kirtland Air Force Base went down during a training exercise killing one of three airmen aboard The Air Force and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating By MELANIE DABOVICH The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE An Air Force helicopter dur ing a training exercise in Northern New Mexico killing one of three air men aboard The other two crew members were taken to a Taos hospital where one was being treated for broken ribs and bruises said Col Eric Fiel of KirtlandAir Force Base in Albu querque The other airman was still being evaluated he said Fiel said the pilot copilot and flight engineer were from the bases 512th of the 58th Spe cial Operations Wing and were on a highaltitude training mission Their names were not immediately released The HH60G Pave Hawk helicopter went down near the National Viet nam Memorial at Angel Fire about 150 miles northeast of Albuquer que Authorities said the helicopter caught on fire after the crash but the blaze was quickly extinguished The copter had taken off from Kirtland landed at an airport in Angel Fire and then crashed after taking off again Fiel said Their intent was to do whatever training they needed to do and head he said Air Force safetyboard officers were being sent to the scene to determine the cause of the crash The Federal Aviation Administra tion was also investigating The Pave Hawk is a highly modi fied version of the Army Black Hawk helicopter according to the Air Force Web site Terry Van Gilder whose office is about a mile from the Vietnam memorial chapel said he saw the helicopter take off and start mak ing a right bank over the chapel He looked away and when he turned Please see HELICOPTER Page A3 Helicopter crash A helicopter out of Kirtland Air Force Base went down Wednesday near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Angel Fire One crew member was killed and two others were taken to a Taos hospital Alexander New Mexican UC preps LANL bid with a business partner By DIANA HEIL The New Mexican The University of Califor nia has agreed to be equal partners with Bechtel one of the worlds largest engineering firms in a bid to manage Los Alamos National Laboratory The university recog nized it needed to make major changes in how it manages LANL and bring ing in industrial partners with the skill sets of Bechtel National Washington Group and BWXT will accomplish UC President Robert Dynes said in a news release Wednesday Before the team can enter the competition university regents must vote on the larger question of whether UC should continue operat ing nuclearweapons labs for the Department of Energy Meanwhile the uni versity is preparing as if it will compete UC has been the labora torys only contractorsince it was created in 1943 to develop the atomic bomb Chronic problems in secu rity safety and financial management at the lab led to the energy secretarys decision in 2003 to open the contract for competition So far Lockheed Martin the nations largest defense contractor and Northrop Grumman the third largest have announced their plans to enter the contest Lock heed Martin operates Sandia National Laboratories with offices in Albuquerque and Livermore Calif If UC wins Bechtel National would be in charge of business practices and operations at Los Alamos lab while UC would focus on technology Bechtel has picked two companies to help BWX Technologies Inc of Virginia specializes in safety and security in nuclear manufac Please see LANL Page A3 INDEX Annies Mailbox B5 Movies B2 Business D5 Mutuals D5 Classifieds C3 Opinion Comics A7 B6 Outdoors Cl Crossword B5 Police holes B2 Horoscope BS Scoreboard D2 Local news Bl Sports Lotteries 01 B2 Stocks r6 TheWesfs Oldest Newspaper Four sections 28 pages 156th year Issue No 132 Publication No 596440 Todays obituaries Dennis J Martinez 50 Sacramento May 6 Florentlna Romero 77 Santa Fe May 9 Jamie S Martin Los April 26 Juan Rivera 76 Pena Page B2 Todays forecast Partly cloudy High 72 low 33 Page B2 Hit and miss Instead of giving up Mike Dominguez a Capital senior battled back from the losing end of the score Wednesday at the Class AAAA State Tennis Tournament Sports Dl City Council passes ethics ordinance By TOM SHARPE The New Mexican Santa Fe elected officials and top appointed employees face more stringent regula tions on gifts and campaign contributions under a new ordinance passed Wednesday by the City Coun cil The new law is aimed at preventing a reoccurrence of the2004 city campaign when an anonymous group ran an ad criticizing three of the four incumbents Inside City has long ignored one of its owncampaign rules Page A4 After the election it was revealed that the group was backed by the campaign manager for two of the chal lengers The new law sets deadlines for reporting campaign con tributions It also bans elected or appointed officials from accepting gifts worth or more from anyone who has a financial interest in ordinances or regulations for which the officials are responsible It also requires elected or top appointed officials to disclose any trips paid for by anyone outside their immediate family except for their employers or pro fessional or nonprofit orga nizations of which they are members The new ordinance calls for each member of the coun cil and the mayor to appoint Please see COUNCIL Page A4   

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