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New Mexican (Newspaper) - July 15, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE Locally owned and independent Serving New Mexico for 156 years FRIDAY JULY 15 2005 FIFTY CENTS Driver sentenced in fatal bus crash Jane Gutierrez Died in October bus crash t Attorney says victims family members trying to heal seeking settlement with city By HENRY M LOPEZ The New Mexican A former Santa Fe Trails bus driver will spend 90 days in jail after pleading no contest in Magistrate Court on Wednesday to a carelessdriving charge stemming from an October crash that killed a Santa Fe woman In addition to serving jail time Daniel Gallegos must pay restitution and write a letter of apology to the family of the dead woman perform 40 hours of community service in Rio Rancho Public Schools and pay in court fines and fees according to court records Gallegos was behind the wheel of a cityowned bus that broad sided a sedan and killed its driver 50yearold Jane Gutierrez at the intersection of Rodeo Road and Yucca Street on Oct 11 Also in the car was Gutierrezs daughter Vanessa who was 19 at the time and according to her lawyer is still recovering from her injuries A Santa Fe police investiga tion that lasted nearly two weeks determined Gallegos ran a red light at the intersection causing the accident The Santa Fe District Attorneys office announced in January that it would not seek felony charges against Gallegos because the evidence in the case did not show he drove recklessly as defined under state law which is required to seek such a charge in New Mexico Chief Deputy District Attor ney Shari Weinstein said the sentence Gallegos received was the maximum possible under state law Its uncertain whether Gallegos will end up paying res titution to the family because he has filed for bankruptcy since the accident Weinstein said citing a lawyer for Gallegos who appeared at the sentencing The Please see CRASH Page A8 A different summit of eight Photos by Luis SSncher New Mexican Ramos Romero of Tesuque Pueblo and Carol Sandovai of San Juan Pueblo examine a mask during a judging for the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Arts and Crafts Show The event will be held this weekend at San Juan The New Mexican The Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Arts and Crafts show will be held from 9 to 5 Saturday and Sunday at San Juan Pueblo The event began in 1972 to give American Indians an outlet to show and sell their artworks The artists work hard all year preparing for the event coordinator Reanna Aguino said The art they bring is unique Indian art at its A juried exhibit and sale will feature pottery jewelry sculpture paintings and other artworks from New Mexi cos pueblos the Navajo Nation and other tribes All work is handmade and authentic The show will begin with an invocation at 9 An opening ceremony will follow at during which Taos Pueblo Singers will sing honor songs Tribal leaders dignitaries and veterans are invited to join in opening ceremonies Indian traditional dancing and drumming will be held from 10 both days Dancers from San Juan San Ildefonso and Santa Clara will perform several dances including buffalo corn and deer The annual PoPay Foot Race which includes a 5kilo meter run a 1mile fitness walk and categories for chil dren will be held at 8 Sunday Registration for the run is the walk and childrens activities cost each Clay pots are among the American Indian artwork that Northern New Mexicos pueblos and 31 other tribes will showcase at the event Food booths will sell Navajo tacos fry bread chile stew mutton stew and other items Visitors who want to photograph dancers during the events must pay a camera fee No video or audio recording is permitted The Eight Northern Pueblos include Santa Clara San Ilde fonso San Juan Nambe Picuris Pojoaque Tesuque and Taos If you go What The Eight Northern Indian Pueb los Arts and Crafts show Who Artists from New Mexicos Eight Northern Pueblos and 31 other tribes Where San Juan Pueblo two miles north of Espanola behind the pueblos Ohkay Casino When 9 to 5 Saturday and Sunday Cost for adults for a twoday pass free for children under 12 for senior citizens and children ages 13 to 17 A camera permit is but audio and video recording is prohibited Parking is free Report Merge nuclear weapons facilities Advisory panel says consolidation would boost security move might affect labs By H JOSEF HEBERT The Associated Press WASHINGTON The coun trys nuclearweapons plants and sensitive material such as plutonium should be consoli dated at a single site to increase security and reduce targets for terrorists a federal advisory task force says A report made public Thurs day also urged the Energy Department to speed develop ment of sturdier more reliable nuclear warheads that can be maintained more easily and last longer Such a program is in the early design stages The report by a special task force of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board has yet to be approved by the full board But itis expected to weigh heavily in the future configuration of the governments nuclearweap ons complex including activi ties at three weaponsdesign laboratories in New Mexico and California While such labs have been modernized production facili ties are World War II era lacking in modernday produc tion technology and striving to optimize performance with antiquated equipment and facili the report said It recommended consolidat ing the most critical parts of the weapons complex now spread across eight into a single site with cuttingedge nuclearcomponent production manufacturing and assembly The report did not recommend a location but said site selection Please see WEAPONS Page A8 INSIDE TODAY Annas Mailbox D5 Local news Cl Business C8 Lotteries C2 Classifieds El Opinion Comics A9 D6 PoiicD notes C2 Crossword D5 Scoreboard B2 Generation Next tV1 Spoils Bl Horoscope D5 Slocks C9 Todays forecast Partly sunny lateday Tstorm High 92 low 59 Page C10 Four sections 42 pages Pasatiempo 120 pages 156th year Issue No 196 Publication No 596440 Late paper Classified ads News tips Main office 9840363 9863000 9863030 9833303 Housewives cast not so desperate The ABC comedy series Desperate Housewives a satire about five women stuck in suburbia was nominated for 15 Emmys But HBO as usual swept the TV awards competition with 93 nominations Page C7 Todays obituaries Edwin A Schultz 43 July 10 Herman W Phillips 87 July 11 John S Benson 85 Los Alamos July 13 Lucile B Adler Santa Fe July 8 Page C2 Santa Fe jazz The 2005 Santa Fe Jazz International Music Festival offers more international and other music than past fests The lineup ranges from Dave Holland Danilo Perez and Jane Bunnett to African group Ladysmith Black Mambazo and a heavy supply of Brazilian music Pasatiempo inside Bordercrosser death toll rises in torrid New Mexican desert By SUE MAJOR HOLMES Associated Press Writer The heat of the Southern New Mexico desert is tak ing its toll on illegal immi grants crossing the border from Mexico Eleven people have died so far this year most of them since the weather turned hot the area around Deming Weve had a number here unfortunately in the last few Rick Moody agent in charge of the Border Patrol in Deming said Tuesday With temperatures over 100 degrees weve had a number of people go Among the latest deaths is a 32yearold woman found in the desert east of Columbus on the last day of June She died at Demings hospital Two days later a womans body was found on a makeshift litter left near an exit off Interstate 10 near Gage an area where agents are known to patrol People that become sick from the heat some people in the group will attempt to carry them sometimes family Moody said The smugglers will force them to abandon those folks because they slow them down In that case the woman was carried on a litter but she was left basically in the middle of a dirt road It was a very shocking scene to drive up Most immigrants die from heat exhaustion The desert out here its very Moody said The smugglers really push the people at fast paces through the See DEATHS Page A10 f INSIDE Governors of and Mexican border states met in Torreon Mexico to discuss improved security and the fight against drugrelated violence Page A10
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