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New Mexican (Newspaper) - July 23, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE Locally owned Serving New Mexico for56years SATURDAY JULY 23 2005 FIFTY CENTS ian blast kills at least 49 By SARAH EL DEEB The Associated Press SHARM ELSHEIK Egypt T Three car bombs exploded in quick succession in the Red Sea resort of Sharm elSheik early this morning ripping through a hotel and a cafe packed with European and Egyp tian tourists The province gov ernor said at least 49 people died in the deadliest attack in Egypt in nearly a decade The powerful blasts rattled win dows miles away and sent panicked vacationers streaming out of hotels and clubs Smoke and fire rose from Naama Bay a main strip of beach hotels in the desert city at the southern tip of the Sinai Penin sula also popular with Israeli tour ists witnesses said Dazed tourists milled about the darkened streets as Egyptian rescuers searched for dead and injured Bodies of the dead lay under white sheets or were loaded in plastic bags into ambulances while other emergency vehicles sped away with the wounded There seemed to be a lot of bod ies strewn across the road near one cafe Chris Reynolds a police man visiting from Birmingham England told the British Broad casting Corp by telephone It was One of the explosivesladen cars smashed through security into the front driveway of the Ghazala Gar dens hotel and exploded said South Sinai provinces governor Mustafa Afifi suggesting it was a suicide bomber though he did not specify that Large swaths of the front walls of the hotel a sprawling 176room resort complex about three stories tall and surrounded by gardens were collapsed and burned The reception area was completely burned down Amal Mustafa 28 an Egyptian visiting Sharm with her family told The Associated Press after driving by the A second car bomb exploded in a parking area near the Movenpick Hotel also in Naama Bay said a receptionist there who declined to identify himself The third detonated at a minibus parking lot in the Old Market an area about 2i miles away killing 17 people believed to be Egyptians Please see BLAST Page A6 The Associated Press Moving to a flamenco rhythm Kathy De La New Mexican Angel Munoz a guest flamenco dance instructor from Spain leads a class demonstration in advanced repertory Friday at the Charisma Dance Studios in Santa Fe The class was part of an allday demonstration hosted by the Institute for Spanish Arts The 15th Annual International Spanish Dance and Music Workshop is an eightday event that includes classes in all levels of Spanish dance flamenco singing and guitar instruction for children youth teens and adults The workshops begin today and run until July 30 Final presentations from the workshop are scheduled for July 31 at the Dance Bams For more infor mation on classes and registration call 9558562 Alleged drug sale ends in arrest Three charged with trying to rob undercover agent By JASON AUSLANDER The New Mexican Police say three wouldbe drug dealers received a sur prise Thursday afternoon when they tried to doublecross a prospective customer who turned put to be an undercover Robert Wilson Ernesto Gallegos cop Now instead of a pay day court documents say the two Albuquerque men and a Santa Fe woman are in the Santa Fe County jail charged with offenses including drug traf ficking aggravated assault and conspiracy According to a prob ablecause statement the woman Desiree Martinez 19 wasattempting to sell 2 ounces of cocaine for to the undercover Please see SALE Page A4 Desiree Martinez Attacks begin to dampen Londons stoic attitude By LAURA POTTS Knight Ridder Newspapers LONDON After two weeks of showing stiff upperlip stoicism in the face of terrorist attacks some Londoners expressed growing apprehension Fri day after two days in which another four bombs turned up in the masstransit system and police shot dead a terror ism suspect aboard a subway train The strain was lessened by the fact that Thursdays bombs failed to explode But with police presence heavy and transportation disrup tions rampant some frustra tion was evident especially in neighborhoods near Fridays police shooting of a man on a train at the Stock well subway station Inside British police kill suspect at subway station Page A3 Mark Smith 36 a lifelong Londoner said he was dusting off my He said hed missed tak ing one of the stricken trains two weeks ago from Kings Cross station by just 20 minutes Thursdays attempted attacks hit trains near the two subway stations nearest his home I just think it feels very unsafe even in he said referring to a British supermarket chain Its a lot different from the IRA Irish Republican they always used to warn This is just so much more Christobel Matthews Please see LONDON Page A5 COMING SUNDAY Fatal journeys Migrants crossing the Arizona border are dying in record numbers One man searches for his daughter in the desert His story appears in Sundays New Mexican INDEX Todays forecast AmJes Maifrox P5 Local news Bl Classifieds El Lotteries C2 Comics 06 Opinion A7 Crossword O5 Police notes C2 Heallh M Scoreboard B2 Horoscope 1X5 Sports Bl Partly cloudy hot Tstorm High 91 low 60 PageC8 The Wests Oldest spaper Five sections 42 pages TV Book 56 pages 156th year Issue No 204 Publication No 596440 Late paper 9844363 City employees ditch cars for happier Trails t Archaeological dig forcing many to ride the bus By JULIE ANN GRIMM The New Mexican At first the bus schedule intimidated her The fold out chart and map seemed complicated But now Joyce Bond knows the ropes on Santa Fe Trails Shes one of several city employees rid ing the municipal bus system to work this summer instead of parking her car in a lot next to her downtown office More city workers are getting a taste of public transportation while archae ologists tear up a parking lot adjoining City Hall to explore the site of a planned civic center and underground parking garage Fare boxes on the citys fleet of naturalgaspowered buses recorded twice as many trips bycity employees this month than last While other riders pay between 50 cents and each way city employees ride free Bond who wrote the advertising plan for Santa Fe Trails a few years never set foot on a city bus until Monday Santa Fe like other sprawl ing American cities has struggled to create a system that will lure people out of their cars as well as provide a lifeline for those lacking transportation of their own Please see TRAILS Page A4
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