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   New Mexican (Newspaper) - June 8, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico                                JHE SANTA FE Locally owned and independent Serving Mexico for 156 yean RICHARDSON IN NEW HAMPSHIRE Governor takes turn in Granite State ritual ti Jodi The New Mexican Gov Bill Richardson greets paffldlpantsln the 2005 New Hampshire Latino Sumrhifcaf Southern New Hampshire University Richardson delivered the Keynote address By STEVE TERRELL The New Mexican ANCHESTER Many of the New Hampshire political veterans who came to hear Gov Bill Richardson on Tues day at a Politics and Eggs breakfast and at the 2005 New Hampshire Latino Summit assume Richardsons trip here this week is a classic testing of the waters They have no doubt the New Mex ico Democrats grueling schedule of speeches interviews fundraisers and private meetings with party hon chbs is part of the same ritual that scores of other wouldbe presidents have gone through At a news confer ence Richardson remained officially noncommittal about his intentions in New Hampshire traditional site of the nations earliest presidential pri mary I havent rilled anything On other occasions he joked about presidential ambitions He said he is too busy with local issues to run for president Like the new snowmobile trail in Dixville he quipped referring to a New Hampshire state park Its an election starts so early that most average citizens here people who work in stores and restaurants dont seem to know or care about the politicians making Hey look me over trips through their communities No ones going to declare their candidacies until after the mid term observed Michael Chancy president and CEO of the New Hampshire Political Librarian organization dedicated to preserving mcmc the history of the inoiUE New Hampshire More about Rich presidential ardson in New Hamp primary But it shire Page A3 does not hurt to M come up here and COMING make friends with THURSDAY political James Pindell How are audi managing editor of in New Hamp w h tp shire reacting to a veD caued Richardson Watch for Steve Terrells said of Richard report in Thursdays son Hes the edition third Democrat to up so far His agenda is to be mentioned as many times a potential State Deputy Minority Leader Lou DAllesandro said the 2008 primary clearly has started already I was with Joe Biden a Democrat from Delaware last he helped Gov Richardson set up his who supported for mer John Edwards of North RITUAL Page A4 Richardson scores low in poll Clinton takes lead The New Mexican Hillary Clinton Poll results Andrew E Smith a politicalscience profes sor who directs the Survey Center said poll results were as follows numbers Sen Hillary Clinton 29 percent Sen John Kerry 22 percent Former Sen John Edwards 19 percent Retired Gen Wes ley Clark 8 percent Gov Bill Richard son 2 percent Sen Evan Bayh 1 percent Another candi date 10 percent Dont know 10 percent MANCHESTER A recent poll by The Survey Center at the University of New Hampshire indicates New Mexico Gov Bill Richardson has a long way to go to win the New Hampshire primary In April pollsters read a list of potential Democratic candidates and asked 178 vot ers which ones they would support if the election were held now Richardsons num bers were in single digits distant fifth behind betterknown potential candidates Smith said its not surprising Richardson scores so low in New Hampshire at this point about two and a half years before the next presidential primary Several New Hampshire political observ ers have noted that Granite State voters sometimes back candidates initially seen as long shots On the Republican side a Smith poll of 195 voters showed former New York Mayor Rudolph Guiliani in the early lead with 29 percent followed by Arizona Sen John McCain with 25 percent Massachu setts Gov Mitt Romney was a distant third with 9 percent Scientists say genes are Doming between many a woman and her orgasm By EMMA ROSS The Associated Press LONDON A Womans ability to have an orgasm is at least partly determined by her genes and cant be blamed entirely on cultural new research Experts say thats likely to be interpreted as both good and bad news itll be upsetting because some women will think Oh my God maybe I just On the other hand it takes away a kind of guilt or said Dr Virginia Sadock director of the humansexuality program at New YorkUniyersity Medical Center Vv Either way specialists say the findings dont mean women who inherit an unfortunate gene package are doomed They just mean more work or patience is required The main benefit of discov ering the genetic elements of sexual function experts say is to help scientistsfind better treatments for sexual prob lems The study was reported Please see ORGASM Page A5 INSIDE TODAY Annlels Mailbox D5 Movies C3 Opinion A7 Classifieds El Police notes C2 Comics D6 Scoreboard B2 Bl Crossword D5 Sports Horoscope D5 SlocksB6 Local news Cl Taste Pl Lotteries C2 Weather C8 TheWesfs OWest Newspaper Five sections 38 pages 156th year Issue No 159 Publication No 596440 paper Classified ads Main office 9840363 9863000 9863030 9833303 Todays forecast Mostly sunny breezy High 84 low 47 Page C8 Todays obituaries Gertrude Hampton 83 June 6 Mark De La OBaca Santa Mora 89 Santa Fe June 5 Onofre M Garcia 91 June 5 Robert 6 Crosby 91 Georgetown Texas June 4 Page C2 Poll not safer For the first time more than half of Americans say Iraq war has not made nation safer Page A3 WEDNESDAY JUNE 8 2005 FIFTY CENTS Petals on your plate Cooking with roses can be a thorny proposition So why bother cooking with roses Romance my friends Taste Dl Old South racism alive in Texas town youths picked up a mentally retarded black man drove him to a field and beat him They lefthim for dead on a mound of fire ants The hian was damaged for life the youths were slapped on the wrist Page C6 Hook goes home Officials investigate lab workers beating at Cheeks after man is released from hospital By DIANA HEIL The New Mexican On Tommy Ray Hooks 30th wedding anniversary Tuesday he slept in his own bed rather than one in a hos pital where he had spent two nights recovering from a severe beating Hes still pretty out of said Bob Rothstein the attorney for the Los Ala mos National Laboratory employee Hook 52 has a fractured jaw a back injury damaged teeth and perhaps more Rothstein hopes to read the full medical report today Meanwhile interest groups FBI agents police detectives lab workers and journalists across the nation want to know why Hook was pum meled by a group of assail ants outside Santa Fes only topless bar and allegedly told to keep his mouth shut One theory according to Rothstein Hooks wife and a coworker at the lab is that Hook was lured to the bar beaten up and left for dead because he planned to tes tify before a congressional committee later this month about financial abuses at the nuclearweapons He was supposed to meet with another lab auditor who had told Hook on the phone that he had information about fraud That person never showed up FBI spokesman Bill Elwell said the agency is conducting a preliminary inquiry but so Please see HOOK Page A6 State to battle BLM over drilling Otero Mesa The Associated Press The state and environmen talists are waging a fight against the Bureau of Land Managements decision to include a parcel of Otero Mesa land in an upcoming gasandoildrillinglease sale Attorney General Patricia Madrid announced Tuesday that she intends to file a pre liminary injunction in District Court requesting an immediate halt to plans to drill at Otero Mesa while a lawsuit the state filed against such drilling is pending The state filed the lawsuit in April seeking to keep the BLM from issuing gasandoil drilling leases for the mesa in southeastern New Mexico We cannot permit oil andgas leasing to go for ward and allow the federal government to set in motion steps that will irretrievably lead to the permanent dam age of Otero Madrid said We will do all we can to stop the feds from harm ing Otero Mesa while our lawsuit battle goes Gov Bill Richardson speaking to a group of busi ness and political leaders in Manchester on Tues day repeated his opposition to drilling at Otero Mesa saying Theyre going to do it over my dead In releasing its plans to offer 68 parcels during its gasandoillease sale in Please see OTERO Page A5   

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