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   New Mexican (Newspaper) - May 25, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico                                THE SANTA FE rowned Serving New Mexico for 156 years INSIDE TODAY Eat shoots and leaves Vegetables by definition are the parts of plants that dont contain seeds usually the leaves stems and roots In most plants we treasure one vegetable part and trash the rest But what if we combine one common vegetables littleused top with another vegetables littleused bottom For instance a carrot top and an old celery root The result might surprise you Taste Cl Critic calls mustang protections weak Safeguards adopted by the Bureau of Land Management to protect wild horses removed from federal lands in the West are not strict enough to keep mustangs out of slaughterhouses a critic says Page B5 Yoga for the plussize set Plussize model and yoga instructor Megan Garcia tells her overweight students to pay attention to how their bodies feel Eet the flesh hang she says Garcia believes its time there are exercise instructors who reflect the body type of the American Page A4 Todays obituaries Aaron OrtegaPerez May 21 Charlotte E Martinez 76 Santa Fe May 25 Consuelo Ortiz 85 Albuquerque May 21 George W White May 23 Herman J Montoya 29 May 23 Jose B Leyba 67 Laramie May 23 LeopoMo Lopez May 22 Lois Peters 98 Rio Chama May 20 Santos SoJiz 77 May 23 V Lorraine Pacheco 83 Santa Fe May 22 Virginia St Clair 85 Santa Fe May 21 PageB2 Todays forecast Partly cloudy scattered showers High 85 low 49 PageB2 INDEX Annies Mailbox Business Classifieds Comics Crossword Horoscope Local news Lotteries B2 Cl Four sections 36 pages 156th year Issue No 145 Publication No 596440 Late paper Main offlct 9840363 9833303 might raze Villa Alegre Photos by Jane New Mexican Veronica Carrillo who has lived in her Villa Alegre apartment for more than a decade says the government housing between West Alameda and West San Francisco streets is getting old and just The Santa Fe Civic Housing Authority is considering a redevelopment project to provide new housing opportunities near downtown Residents who have been assured aid finding new homes support plan to redevelop notorious housing complexes By TOM SHARPE The New Mexican The authority that over sees two aging public housing complexes just west of Santa Fes downtown is consider ing seeking privatesec tor help to redevelop the properties Ed Romero executive director of the Santa Fe Civic Housing Authority said the goal would be to create new housing opportunities close to down town for either rental or ownership The Department of Housing and Urban Development provides an annual subsidy for low income apartments built in the early 1960s between West Alameda and West San Francisco streets How ever HUD isnt likely to provide the million needed to rehabili tate the apartments Romero said But he said the agency might help pay to raze the buildings to make way for a new community that could mix in some medium income housing Romero has begun discussing with city officials the possibility of relocating existing tenants while the sites are cleared then leasing the land to a private developer to build new housing Some commer cial space also could be included That would be fine with Veronica Carrillo who for 11 years has lived in one of 30 efficiency apartments rented to seniors and disabled tenants I thought it was a good idea you know these houses are so old everything is just said Carrillo who reported tenants were told the existing units might be torn Please see RAZE Page A5 Villa Alegre resident Frank Valencia says of the housing complex just west of Santa Fes downtown Id rather build a new one and get rid of all Council struggles with rules on affordablehousing numbers By JULIE ANN GRIMM The New Mexican With the Santa Fe City Council set to consider another annexation at tonights meeting councilors are still grappling with whether to make changes to development rules that would require more affordable hous ing The Santa Fe County Commission decided Tuesday to review a sug gested ordinance revision that calls for 30 percent affordable housing at its next meeting but the City Council hasnt committed to the rule change Commissioners voted 40 to put a proposed ordinance on the agenda for a meeting in June Commission Chairman Mike Anaya was absent Both governing bodies are responding to recommendations that came from more than a year of work from the joint Regional Planning Authority Affordable Housing Task Force that said all developments would have to provide at least onethird affordable units at certain prices A council committee approved the recommendations but a resolu tion formally acknowledging them never made it to City Council Mean Please see COUNCIL Page A5 WEDNESDAY MAY 25 2005 FIFTY CENTS UC must choose Vie for LANLor let it go Panel will make recommendation today Board of Regents expected to vote Thursday The Associated Press BERKELEY Calif Uni versity of California regents face a big decision this week Compete for the manage ment contract of Los Alamos National Laboratory or walk away from the atomic INSIDE birthplace B Head of UTj it has man Lockheed team ffijSmrCe proposes LAN L World War changes A com Page A7 mittee of UCs governing Board of Regents will recommend whether to compete today and the full board will vote on that recommendation Thursday This is a significant deci sion for the UC spokesman Chris Harrington said We expect a very thoughtful and thorough dis UC has run Los Alamos nuclearweapons lab in New Please see UC Page A7 Udall signs letter that seeks truth about Iraq By STEVE TERRELL The New Mexican Rep Tom Udall has signed onto a letter asking that President Bush answer questions about a topsecret document that indicates the United States had made up its mind to invade Iraq and planned to manipu late intel ligence to justify it The July 2002 document by an adviser to British Prime Minister Tony Blair has been called the Downing Street Memo or Smoking Gun Rep John Conyers DMichigan and 88 other Democratic members of Congress sent a letter to Please see UDALL Page A7 Tom Udall Halfempty schools parks signal child shortage in San Francisco ByUSALEFF I 1 T By LISA LEFF The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO Bak stad and Ed Cohen are starting to feel as if their family of four is an endangered species in San Fran cisco Since the couple bought a house five years ago more than a dozen families in their social circle have left the city for cheaper housing better schools or both The goodbyes are so frequent that Carina age 4h wants to know when she is going to move too Eric 2c misses Gus his playmate from across the street When we get to know people through our kids we think to our selves Are they renters or own ers Where do they work You have to figure out how much time to invest in Bakstad said It makes you feel like Where is everyone going Stay with us A similar lament is being heard in San Franciscos halfempty classrooms in parks where parents are losing ground to dog owners and in the corridors of City Hall Please see CHILD Page A6 Teacher David Morales reads to his firstgrade class which has nine students at William R DeAvila Elementary School in San Francisco The city has the smallest population of children of any major city The Associated Press   

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