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New Mexican (Newspaper) - July 29, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE Locally owned and independent Serving New Mexico for 156 years FRIDAY FIFTY CENTS Senators alleged bad behavior irks public t Audio recording captures Grubesics heated encounter with sheriffs deputies By STEVE TERRELL The New Mexican The brass at the Santa Fe County Sheriffs Department spent part of their day Thurs day answering phone calls from people upset by the most recent allegations of speeding and unco operative behavior toward law enforcement officers by state Sen John Grubesic We received a lot of calls from the public who were upset and they have reason to be undersheriff Robert Garcia said A sheriffs deputy went to Gru besics home Tuesday because a neighbor reported he was speed ing in his Chevrolet Tahoe on Star Vista Road east of Santa Fe and nearly hit her teenage sons who were on bicycles in front of their home He came within about 4 feet of one of my Shelly Cobau said Thursday According to a police report and verified by a recording of the confrontation Grubesic first refused to talk with OBrien and later greeted him and another deputy with angry obscenities Some people were asking why we didnt arrest him and whether his position kept him from being Garcia said I assure you thats not the Garcia explained that deputies couldnt give Grubesic a traffic ticket because they didnt witness him driving Tuesday And while police usually dont think highly of people who cuss at them foul language is not against the law If someone makes a major dis turbance of the peace in public then wed do Garcia said Grubesic DSanta Fe did not return phone calls Thursday Gov Bill Richardson who appeared with Grubesic at a news conference about an unrelated mat Please see SENATOR Page A3 John Grubesic Accused of speeding in neighborhood COMING SUNDAY Finding child care For Melanie Buenviaje the challenge of becoming a working mother in Santa Fe was finding someone to care for her 15month old daughter while she works Buenviaje learned that finding highquality affordable child care is a formidable task Read about it Sunday in The New Mexican INSIDE TODAY Spanish arts take center stage Traditional Spanish Market and Contemporary Hispanic Market kick off Saturday morning Also Events celebrating poet Federico Garcia Lorca surround Ainadamar the operatic homage to Lorca that opens Saturday at the Santa Fe Opera Pasatiempo inside Todays obituaries Carl H Devendorf 89 Santa Fe July 25 Virginia E Dehn 82 Santa Fe July 26 Victoria S Arguello 81 July 26 Robert L Burke 88 Santa Fe July 26 Victor A Langelier 95 Agwam July 11 Stephanie Kordas 38 Santa Fe May 30 Terry Avery 66 July 23 Page C2 Todays forecast Sunny to partly cloudy High 88 ow 56 Page C10 INDEX Annies Mailbox D7 Lotteries C2 Business D5 Movies C2 Classifieds El Mutuals Comics DS D8 Opinion A9 Crossword D7 Police poles C2 Generation Net Dl Scoreboard B2 Horoscope D7 Sports Bl Local news Cl Stocks D6 Five sections 44 pages Pasatiempo 120 pages 156th year Issue No 210 Publication No 596440 Prime of her life Avid cyclist mourned as repeat DWI offender is charged in her death Tim Solano is charged with vehicular homicide and driving left of center Thursday in Santa Fe Magistrate Court Hes being jailed in lieu of a bond By HENRY M LOPEZ The New Mexican Dominick Cinciripini reached for the hand of his daugh t e r R os a as Judge Bill Dimas began arraignments in Santa Fe Magistrate Court on Thurs day The two had come to seethe man accused of kill ing their wife and mother Through a courtroom video hookup Dimas advised Tim Solano 35 of his rights the charges against him and the possible punishment if convicted of vehicular horiji cide and failing to keep his car in a single traffic lane The Santa Fe man stands accused of killing Judith ScasserraCinciripini 58 of Santa Fe Authorities allege that Solano was drunk Wednesday nightand struck ScasserraCinciripini with his pickup headon as she rode her bicycle north on Old Santa Fe Trail Scasserra Cinciripini died instantly At the time deputies were responding to several reports of a swerving driver on that stretch of road She was destroyed in a headon collision by a totally drunk person at three times the allowance going out of his Dominick Cinci ripini said after the hearing Her body is so broken up they wouldnt even let me look at The sheriffs department says Solano later took two breath tests that revealed a bloodalcohol concentration of 24 and 25 at least three times the legal limit of 08 If convicted Solano could face up to three years in state prison also be sentenced to an additional four years in prison for each of his drivingwhileintoxi cated convictions during the past and pay up to a fine Dimas said Solano has at least three DWI convictions according to state records While Solano listened Cin ciripini his daughter and her boyfriend Thomas Maestas stood and wept And though AVi ter Photos by Clyde New Mexican Judith ScasserraCinciripinis family members attend the Thursday video arraignment of Tim Solano who is accused of striking and killing her with his pickup Wednesday as she rode her bicycle along Old Santa Fe Trail From left are Rosa Cinciripini womans husband Dominick Cinciripini and Rosa Cinciripinis boyfriend Thomas Maestas Solano could not see the fam ily the three cut a striking image in the courtroom Dominick Cinciripini in a blue denim shirt and blue jeans held his face in his hands as his chest convulsed with sobs Daughter Rosa 26 stood with a clenched jaw and reddened eyelids Please see CYCLIST Page A6 Tim Solanos previous arrests July driving while intoxicated juvenile July DWI and careless driving Sept DWI and careless driving May DWI Oct accident involving death or personal injury great bodily injury by vehicle and lack of immediate notice of accident No one died in the Nov aggravated DWI careless driving open con tainer and no insurance Source Santa Fe Sheriffs Department Energy bill slides through House on to Senate Measure sidesteps fight by axing top Bush goal drilling in Arctic refuge By H JOSEF HEBERT The Associated Press WASHINGTON A national energy plan that would send billions of dollars in tax subsidies to energy companies passed the House on Thursday despite criticism from many lawmakers that it would do noth ing to lower high prices or lessen depen dence on Mid dle East oil Supporters said the legis lation would establish a INSIDE Domenici touts energy bill Bingaman has some citicisms Page A8 framework for developing a wider mix of energy sources in coming years including wind turbines lowerpollution coal plants and new nuclear reactors Lawmakers avoided a cer Please see BILL Page A8 court slots legal in homes By DEBORAH BAKER The Associated Press Slot machines may now be legal in your living room but state regulators dont expect them to become the next homefashion fad The state Court of Appeals ruled this week that the Gaming Control Board lacked the authority to seize 10 slot machines from an Alamogordo home in 1999 The reasoning There was no illegal gambling going on Under New Mexico law its not a game if its played in a private home and the only money is made through win nings in other words the machine owner isnt profiting from the operation of the slots Please see SLOTS Page A10 Parents charged with leaving baby tot in casino lot By JASON AUSLANDER The New Mexican Parents accused of leaving a baby and a toddler alone in the back seat of a car while they went inside the Cities of Gold Casino in Pojoaque one afternoon this week have pleaded innocent to criminai charges Anthony L Rodriguez 27 of Espanola father of orie of the chil dren told police he left the two boys ages 10 months and 3 years briefly to go inside the casino and get some drinks Tuesday afternoon according to a state ment filed Wednesday in Santa Fe County Magistrate Court The statement didnt specify the type of drinks Rodriguez the father of the 10monthold and his wife 27year old Maria M Vigil of Espanola pleaded innocent Wednesday to two counts each of abuse or aban donment of a child and each was ordered held in lieu of a cash bond According to a statement writ ten by Officer Samuel Abeita of the Pojoaque Tribal Police Department A Cities of Gold security offi cer ori patrol about in the parking lot spotted the two children sitting in the back seat with a window rolled down The 10monthold was asleep but his brother was awake When the 3yearold was asked where his mother was he replied to the security guard in the the document states The car was parked 100 to 125 Please see PARENTS Page A3 Anthony L Rodriguez
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