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   New Mexican (Newspaper) - July 12, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico                                THE SANTA FE Locally owned and independent Serving New Mexico for 156 years TUESDAY JULY 12 2005 FIFTY CENTS POJOAQUE SETTLES FOR MILLION PUEBLO BECOMES LAST TRIBE IN TO END GAMBLING DISPUTE LEADER SAYS IT WAS TIME TO BURY THE HATCHET Luis Sdnchez New Mexican Pojoaque Pueblo Gov George Rivera said the pueblo decided to bury the The Pueblo agreed to pay million to the state during the coming years New Mexico Attorney General Patricia Madrid announced the settlement at a news conference in Albuquerque By MARY PEREA The Associated of agreement Pojoaque Pueblo agreed to pay million to the state during the coming years million payments will be made in each of the next three years and million a year thereafter The pueblo will sign onto a 2001 agreement that requires all pueblos to pay 8 percent of their slot revenues to the state Those payments will begin immediately The New i Ji might clear way for horse racing at Downs ALBUQUERQUE Pojoaque Pueblo has agreed to pay million in back casino payments to settle a lawsuit filed by the state becoming the last tribe in New Mexico to settle the gambling dispute Attorney General Patricia Madrid who announced the settlement at a news confer ence here Monday sued New Mexico tribes that operate casinos five years ago She alleged they were violating a 1997 gambling compact that required them to pay 16 peicent of their net slotmachine revenue to the state in exchange for limits on gambling competition All the tribes except Pojoaque eventually settled Revised gaming compacts approved in 2001 require the tribes to Madrid With this settlement we bring the legal case of the state versus our Indian gaming tribes to a successful attorney general said MARISSA STONE The New Mexican more than 8 percent of their slot revenue Those revenuesharing agreements meant more than million for the state last year alone this settlement we bring the legal case of the state versus our Indian gaming tribes to a successful Madrid said Please see POJOAQUE Page Horse racing might have helped spur the longawaited multimilliondollar settlement between Pojoaque Pueblo and the state observers suggested Monday The pueblo wants state Racing Commission approval to reopen The Downs at Santa Fe horse track which the pueblo purchased in 1996 but the Please see DEAL Page A6 INDEX Todays forecast Annies C4 Lotteries C2 Business Classifieds El Mutuals Opinion D3 A5 Comics C5 Police notes C2 Crossword C4 Scoreboard B2 Horoscope C4 Local news Cl SportsBl Stocks D4 The Wests Oldest Newspaper Five sections 26 pages 156th year Issue No 193 Publication No 596440 Late paper Classified ads Main office 9840363 9863000 9833303 Partly cloudy Afternoon Tstorm High 90 low 58 Page C6 Todays obituaries Jose R Quintana 74 July 10 Joseph M Chapman July 6 Lucile B Adler July 8 Luis S Chavez 84 Galisteo July 9 Raymond L Won toy a 53 Dixon July 8 Richard T July 8 Robert Whitted 82 Santa Fe July 10 Rosaura Archuleta 89 San Pedro July 8 Page C2 White House silent about Roves future Dems call for his firing By PETE YOST The Associated Press WASHINGTON For the better part of two years the word coming out of the Bush White House was that presidential adviser Karl Rove had nothing to do with the leak of a female CIA officers identity and that whoever did would be fired But Bush spokesman Scott McClellan wouldnt repeat those claims Monday in the face of Roves own lawyer Rob ert Luskin acknowledging the political operative spoke to Matthew Cooper of Time magazine one reporters who disclosed Valerie Flames name McLellan repeatedly said he couldnt comment because the matter is under investigation When it was pointed out he had commented previously even though the investigation was ongoing he responded Ive really said all Im going to say on Democrats jumped on the issue calling for the administration to fire Rove or at least to yank his security clearance One Democrat pushed for Republicans to hold a congressional hearing in which Rove would testify Please see ROVE Page A4 Officials flying to Hawaii on countys money Eight to attend National Association of Counties meeting By JULIE ANN GRIMM The New Mexican It will be aloha instead of hola for eight elected and appointed officials from Santa Fe County who will attend a conference in Hawaii this weekend on the taxpayers dime The county clerk deputy clerk assessor deputy assessor two commissioners and two others plan to attend the National Association of Counties meeting in Honolulu beginning Friday The expected cost to Santa Fe County for six of the travelers is according to county Finance Department documents In addition the county clerk is pay ing part of her own airfare and the New Mexico Association of Coun ties will foot the bill for part of the county assessors trip and for that of two county commissioners including Commission Chairman Michael Anaya It will be Anayas first trip to the islands and at his own expense hes taking along his wife two children and mother He doesnt deny that hell hit the beach with his family if he has a chance but promised to get down to business We are all going to go down there and they are probably going be seeing Hawaii while 1 am in he said Anaya has a role on several national committees on rural issues and is the states representative to the Western Region Interstate Board A commissioner needs to get Anaya said He needs to get involved at the county level and the state level and the national level and that is exactly what I am doing In order to learn to see what is out there to know who to go to when you have problems you need to get familiar with other states and that is why I think it is impor tant to Please see HAWAII Page A4 Physician takes on Imus files lawsuit By SAMUEL MAULL The Associated Press NEW YORK A doctor who once cared for sick children at Don Imus New Mexico ranch has sued the tarttongued radio personality for slander claim ing he made false derogatory com ments about him on his Imus in the Morning show Dr Howard Allen Pearson says in courf papers that on at least Don Imus four days last year Imus said Pearson was one of the worst doc tors in the world and did not care if children Pearsons lawsuit says Imus apparently misunderstood the physicians response to a morning call to treat a child for pain in July 2004 Pearson left the main house and began a quartermile walk to the infirmary Because the nurse had Please see IMUS Page A4   

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