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   New Mexican (Newspaper) - June 9, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico                                THE SANTA FE Locally owned and independent Serving New Mexico for 156 years Former coachs trial opens By YASMIN KHAN The New Mexican A 16yearold boy who said a long time Santa Fe boxing coach repeatedly molested him opened trial testimony against the man Wednesday in District Court Phillip Gurule 67 is being tried on four counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor and one count of attempted criminal sexual penetration of a minor This could be the first of two trials for Gurule who also faces separate moles tation charges involving the boys older brother now 22 Gurule is related to the brothers The boy testified he slept at Gurules house several times when he was 12 and 13 and Gurule touched his penis and tried to penetrate him while they were in bed I was shocked I didnt tell anyone because I was said the boy He said he didnt train with Gurule but he had enjoyed fishing and watch ing football games with the coach The boy said Gurule abused him about 10 to 20 times but he couldnt remember the exact number The boy said Gurule also tried to kiss him on the mouth but he pushed the man away The boy said he slept on a couch in Gurules bedroom and eventually Gurule asked him to come to his bed at night He said Gurule started fondling and masturbating him and would not talk to him the following day if the boy left the bed and returned to a couch to escape the abuse The boy also said he would avoid Gurules house for a few weeks before returning always thinking Please see TRIAL Page A5 THURSDAY JUNE 9 2005 FIFTY CENTS Luis SSnchez New Mexican Former Santa Fe boxing coach Philjip Gurule left sits with his attorney Joe Romero during the first day of Gurules child molestation trial in District Court on Wednesday Fight over flight Attacks on extravagant governor air in New Hampshire Jodi The New Mexican Gov Bill Richardson jokes Tuesday with Laura Knoy right host of The Exchange a publicradio show in Concord In the middle is Richardson spokesman Billy Sparks Richardson drawing praise on New Hampshire rounds By STEVE TERRELL The New Mexican By STEVE TERRELL The New Mexican MANCHESTER Gov Bill Richardsons two day trip to New Hampshire which included an over stuffed schedule of speaking engagements interviews and news conferences won him praise from many who heard him A typical comment came from Eric Drouart a profes sor qf business administra tion who heard a Wednesday breakfast speech by the New Mexico Democrat I was impressed by his bipartisan approach to solving the prob lems of education and secu Drouart said And he was very Richardson who claimed his trip officially had nothing to do with any presidential ambitions told anyone who asked that he is keeping his options open for the 2008 race New Hampshire tra ditionally holds the first presidential primary in the election cycle Most of those interviewed seemed to assume that Rich ardson is running for presi dent At a Tuesday breakfast event when Richardson said Im hot running for any a woman in the audi ence laughed and replied Please see PRAISE Page A4 2005 Cessna Citation Bravo A radio ad by the New Mexico Republican Party criticizes Gov Bill Rich ardson for his administra tions decision to buy a million airplane The plane can carry eight passengers at a top speed of 463 mph The governor says hes not the only state offi cial wholl use the plane Spokesman says the jet will replace a 39year old unsafe Inside The New Mexican supports the purchase of the new plane Page A7 MANCHESTER As Gov Bill Richardson traveled around New Hampshire on Wednes day making contacts and trying to build his name recognition for a possible presidential bid New Mexico Republicans launched an ad campaign designed to embarrass him in two states The New Mexico Republican Party began airing radio spots in both New Hampshire and New Mexico criticizing Richardson for what they call his extravagant life style at taxpayer The ad labels Richardson as a highclass showboat and com pares him with entertainers P Diddy and Britney Spears The attack apparently was inspired in part by news reports Please see FIGHT Page A4 Volcano of Fire hurls lava forces evacuations The Associated Press The Volcano of Fire has recently displayed spectacular erup tions The largest late Monday shot lava three miles above the crater of the volcano west of Mexico City By MARK STEVENSON The Associated Press SAN MARCOS Mexico The Volcano of Fire has rumbled back to life with its strongest eruptions in 20 years spewing lava and ash clouds that had some res idents who remained in their homes Wednesday casting nervous glances at the peak The volcano which strad dles the line between Colima and Jalisco states 430 miles west of Mexico City has had six spectacular eruptions in the past three weeks The largest late Monday shot glowing lava three miles above the crater of the volcano and showered ash over the nearby city of Colima The ground shook and there was this roar and people came running out of their said Maria de Jesus Chdvez a 17yearold high school as she sat outside her home in San Marcos Authorities handed out surgical masks to prevent people from breathing the fine grit and so far the vol cano has caused no major Please see FIRE Page A5 Dotson pleads guilty in death of former Lobo Authorities never revealed motive behind 2003 murder The Associated Press WACO Texas A for mer Baylor University basketball player pleaded guilty to murder Wednes day in the shooting death of a teammate in 2003 a slaying that sparked a huge scandal in the basketball program at the Baptist school Carlton Dotson 23 faces five years to life in prison in the slaying of Patrick Dennehy who had been missing about six weeks when his body was found in a field a few miles from the Baylor campus He had been shot twide in the head Dotson whose trial was to start Monday did not speak during the brief hearing other than one word answers to questions from Judge Ralph Strother Authorities have never revealed a motive for the murder of Dennehy 21 Patrick Dennehy Carlton Dotson Dotson did not enter into a plea agreement with prosecutors and District Attorney John Segrest said he was surprised Dotson pleaded guilty without the promise of a reduced sen tence Segrest said he and defense attorneys earlier had informal plea discus sions Its a good Segrest said There is no question as to Defense attorney Russ Hunt Sr declined Wednes day to discuss why Dotson pleaded guilty without a sentencing agreement but said he was confident the judge would impose a fair punishment He has been very very frightened at the prospect of going to Hunt said Please see DEATH Page A5 Pueblo Forest Service settle old land dispute The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE San Ildefonso Pueblo and the Forest Service on Wednesday announced the settlement of a land claim the pueblo filed more than 50 years ago Under the proposal which must be approved by Congress and the Court of Federal Claims the Indian pueblo near Santa Fe would get million and the right to buy thousands of acres The case first brought in 1951 was the last pending litigation under the Indian Claims Commission Act of 1946 the Forest Service said That law involved hundreds of tribal claims Ratifying the settle ment would authorize land transactions affecting San Ildefonso and Santa Clara pueblos Los Alamos County and the Forest Ser vice The pueblos would be able to add land to their pueblos and the county would be able to protect its water wells The AssociatedPress left messages seeking com ment from officials of the pueblos and the The agreement was signed Tuesday by rep Please see LAND Page A5 INSIDE TODAY Todays obituaries Charlotte Y Dewey 82 June 2 Margarito 0 Romero 71 Santa Fe June 8 Martin Mora 89 Santa Fe June 5 Onofre M Garcia 91 June 5 Page B2 Todays forecast Mostly sunny breezy by afternoon High 83 low 48 Page C8 INDEX Movies fifinies MailOox D3 Business C7 Classifieds El Outdoors C2 Opinion A7 Dl Comics D4 Police notes C2 Crossword D3 Scoreboard B2 Horoscope P3 SportsBl Local news Cl Stocks C7 TheWesFs Oldest Newspaper Five sections 30 pages 156th year Issue No 160 Publication No 596440 Late paper Classified ads News tips Main office 9840363 9863000 9863030 9833303   

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