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New Mexican (Newspaper) - July 19, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE Locally owned and independent Sera tig Mexico for 156 yean TUESDAY JULY 19 2005 FIFTY CENTS INSIDE TODAY High expectations The verdict is in and The University of New Mexico Lobo football team has been picked to finish second place On Monday the Mountain West Conference preseason poll was released Sports Bl Waterservice dispute settled The city worked out a compromise for water service along Hyde Park Road that might resolve more than a year of bickering among landowners Santa Fe El Norte Cl A whole new Place At Santa Fe Place the mall formerly known as Villa Linda merchants anticipate big changes with the renovation as they tolerate the dust and construction Business Dl Suddenly its hip to be square These days being smart and sensitive is becoming dangerously close to cool Or as some like to say geek is chic Page A2 Todays obituaries Alberta Y Barnes 68 Santa Fe July 16 Aurelia M Anaya 77 July 16 Luz 0 Ortiz 94 Pojoaque July 15 Paulita Kennedy 79 Los Alamos July 15 William D Sapfen 18 July 17 Page C2 Todays forecast Partly cloudy afternoon Tstorm High 94 low 60 Page C6 INDEX An ni es M ai BXK C5 Lotteries C2 Business tM Mutuals D3 Classifieds El Opinion A5 B4 Police notes C2 Ciosswoid C5 Scoreboard B2 Horoscope C5 SportsBl Local news Bl Stocks D4 The Wests Oldest Newspaper Five sections 28 pages 156th year Issue No 200 Publication No 596440 Late paper Classified ads News tips Main office 9840363 9863000 9863030 9833303 Lawyers cant quit t Attorneys who claim state isnt paying enough must stay on to defend inmates facing the death penalty By BEN NEARY The New Mexican Lawyers representing three prison inmates facing the death penalty in the 1999 slay ing of a correctional officer must stay on the case despite their claim the state isnt pay ing them enough money a state judge ruled In a written ruling filed this month Judge Neil Candelaria of Albuquerque denied a request from defense lawyers who had asked him either to let them pull out of the case order the state to pay them more money or drop the death penalty against their clients Inmates Reis Lopez David Sanchez and Robert Young face murder charges in the beating and killing of Officer Ralph Garcia during a 1999 inmate uprising at the Gua dalupe County Correctional Facility near Santa Rosa Legal associations have expressed concern over flat fee contracts for deathpen alty defense work given the amount of time such cases might involve Candelaria noted in his ruling However he said the defense lawyers who signed contracts to defend the Santa Rosa case are experienced profession als accept these agreements with the Public Defender and they knew at the time that the con tracts called for a flat Candelaria wrote But lawyers with of the defense teams said Mon day they plan to appeal Can delarias ruling to the state Supreme Court They main tain its wrong for the state to require private attorneys No one forced them to Please see LAWYERS Page A4 A mural finds shelter Lauren The New Mexican Artist Sara Jordan left accepts a gift during a Monday ceremony that honored youth artists at La Otra Puerta Shelter on Monday Jordan standing next to Mary Stelletello Youth Shelters and Family Services executive director guided about 40 kids in designing a mural at the shelter La Otra Puerta unveils artwork pieced together by teens By HENRY M LOPEZ The New Mexican Most people wouldnt consider a teen shel ter a place for cel ebration On Monday however roughly threedozen people gathered to cel ebrate the efforts of about 40 young people who put aside the tumult in their lives to create a piece of art For the past two months young people have been toiling in the hot sun to finish a 9foot high 24foot long neural on an outside wall of La Otra Puerta shelter on Santa Fes south side The mural is a massive mosaic composed of thousandsof crushed pieces of tile mirrors and beads said Sara Jordan an art ther apist who oversaw the work The mural To Touch Shelter depicts a yellow bus with the word shelter along its side driving down the road Crushed tiles make up the bus shards of old mirrors were used to make clouds in the multicolored sky and glass beads were used in detail work Young people from the shelter spent 150 hours designing and mak ing the artwork which is visible from San Felipe Street near Agua Fria Street Of the 40 young artists who took part in project less than a dozen were at Mondays dedication cer emony Because La Otra Puerta provides only shortterm housing young people are constantly mov ing in and out of the facility Jordan said The shelter takes in about 250 kids a year and opened nearly two years ago Robert McAnally 17 invested about 80 hours into the mural and attended the short sunbitten cere mony on Monday McAnally said he was proud of the mural and his con tribution to its completion He had been among the first people to work on it He moved to another facility during the application of the tiles but with the help of La Otra Puertas staff he returned and helped finish the mural It feels pretty McAnally said reflecting on the completed project It feels like I actually accomplished something I really wanted it to happen because I think it looks great on the shelter wall Im pretty proud of myself for going all the way through Jordan said one of the benefits of the mural project was how it com pelled the artists to work together and develop trust among them selves and the shelters staff It says Theres more to you than just the chaos going on in your Jordan said of the way many young people view themselves Theres the initial identity of Oh youre just a But to me theyre just Wetlands officially become a safe haven State buys oasis to save endangered Pecos sunflower The Associated Press The state has bought a desert oasis in Santa Rosa in an effort to protect habitat for the endangered Pecos sunflower the first time the state has purchased land to protect an endangered plant The newly purchased area known as Blue Hole Cienega is one of New Mexicos last natural cienega wet lands The wetlands south of Blue Hole Park in Santa Rosa holds one of a few large existing stands of the Pecos sunflower which the state listed as an endangered plant spe cies in 1985 The federal govern ment listed it as a threatened plant in 1999 Natural cienega wetlands are The Blue Hole Cienega Holds one of a few large existing stands of the Pecos sunflower which the state listed as an endangered plant species in 1985 The federal government listed it as a threat ened plant in 1999 How it was purchased It was com pleted through a grant from the Fish and Wildlife Service and from the New Mexico Department of Trans portation very rare and threatened habitats in New said Bob Sivinski pro gram manager for the state Forestry Divisions rare and endangered plant program is like an oasis in a des Please see WETLANDS Page A3 Emily leaves its mark in Yucatan Hurricane plows into peninsula leaves many homeless and tourists stranded The Associated Press PLAYA DEL CARMEN Mexico It wasnt exactly the allinclusive glitzy resort vacation most had planned Sleeping on thin foam pads thrown down on a gymnasium floor as cold rain and wind seeped through the ceiling Hurricane Emily turned the whitesand beaches emerald surf and fivestar hotels of Mexicos Mayan Riviera into a rainsoaked winddamaged strip of coastline stranding thousands of tourists and leaving many local residents home less Tourists who spent the night in makeshift shelters emerged Mon day to find hotels struggling to pro vide services and most restaurants and shops closed Many went to the Cancun airport which reopened Monday to try to find flights home All night long cold water was pouring in through the holes in the said Graham Brighton of Leicester England one of about people who spent the night on a gymnasium floor in Caricun There were just far too many people crammed into one There were no immediate reports of deaths or serious injuries on the peninsula As residents of Yucatan Peninsula resorts including Playa del Carmen and Tulum began wading through kneedeep flood waters to assess Please see EMILY Page A4 Gay couple experience the Big Day Los Angeles Times MADRID Spain The groom wore white The other groom wore orange Both trimmed their mus taches for the Big Day After 30 years together Carlos Baturin and Emilio Menendez tied the knot last week in a suburban Madrid city hall becoming the first Spaniards to avail themselves of one of the worlds most liberal laws sanctioning homosexual marriage The new rules have put Spanish authorities into bitter conflict with the Roman Catholic Church and revived angry rhetorical ghosts from Spains civil war when the church backed dictator Francisco Franco and homosexuality was a crime The church has branded the law a pet project of Socialist Prime Minis ter Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero as nothing less than an unprecedented threat to Christian civilization Please see COUPLE Page A4