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   New Mexican (Newspaper) - August 2, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico                                THE SANTA FE Locally owned and independent Serving Nevv Mexico TUESDAY AUGUST 2 2005 FIFTY CENTS Sheriff pushes for DWI ordinance By JASON AUSLANDER The New Mexican Repeat drunken drivers in Santa Fe County could lose their cars and have their pictures posted on the Internet if Sheriff Greg Solano gets his way Obviously what were doing with repeat offenders is not Solano said Monday He said the decision to bring an ordi nance to the County Commission allow ing the county to seize cars from driv ers who are convicted of their second or third drivingwhileintoxicated citation has been in the works for about a year and a half However last weeks death of a SSyearold bicyclist allegedly struck by a repeat DWI offender means now is a good time to bring the issue forward he said Theres a big awareness of what hap pened with the bicyclist Solano said Santa Fe is very liberal and I always knew the ordinance would be controversial An incident likethis makes the timing Solano said hes also considering post ing the photos and backgrounds of every one in Santa Fe County who receives two or more DWI citations kind of like the sexualoffender Finally Solano said he and County Commissioner Harry Montoya are organizing a commu nity forum so residents can voice opin ions about the drunkendriving problem and offer solutions Santa Fe resident Judith Scasserra Cinciripini died Wednesday evening on Old Santa Fe Trail after allegedly being hit headon by Tim Solano 35 who had been convicted of DWI at least three times and arrested on DWI charges six times His bloodalcohol concentration was three times the legal limit accord Please see SHERIFF Page A4 Greg Solano Wants a law that would allow seizing cars of drivers convicted of second third offenses Trash dumpers caught on camera City targets illegal dumping on city property and parks Lara New Mexican Claire Simpson who brings her greyhounds Bashti and Delia to Frank S Ortiz Park received a letter from the city Parks and Recreation Depart ment warning her not to dispose of trash at the park By TOM SHARPE The New Mexican People discarding garbage in trash cans at Santa Fe city parks could find themselves on candid cameras Claire Simpson learned that through a notice from city Parks and Recre ation Department inspector Gene Leyba In a letter that included misspelled words Lebya wrote our hidden camaria camera showed you throwing your trash at Ortiz City Park Please stop throwing your trash or you will be citied cited Simpson 84 said she regularly drives from her home on the north side to nearby Frank S Ortiz Park to exercise her dogs a retired racing greyhound named Bashti and a miniature Italian greyhound named Delia She said she stops at her mailbox at the end of her driveway to pick up her mail and at the park while her dogs run she sits in the car looks through her mail and discards the unwanted solicitations in a trash receptacle When Simpson called the city Parks and Recreation Department to ask what is legal to throw in a park trash barrel Leyba told Simpson the receptacle is there for pic She said she didnt see any type of camera in the area so she believes the city got her address from her discarded mail I dont take my name and address off the mail I throw away because I have been fool ishly unparanoid andI figure city garbage cans are for she said Leyba didnt return messages seeking comment Parks and Recreation Department market ing manager Gerard Martinez said there is no fixed camera at the park Rather he said Please see CAMERAS Page A4 Report 15 district schools lag behind Majority fail to show adequate yearly progress in math reading test scores By JOHN SENA The New Mexican More than half of public schools in Santa Fe failed to meet adequate yearly prog a federal designation based on math and reading test scores and attendance and graduation rates The New Mexico Pub lic Education Depart ment released the results Monday The tests are required as part of the federal No Child Left Behind Act which mandates that schools show academic progress or face sanc tions Inside List of schools that met progress and schools that didnt meet adequate yearly progress Page A4 We certainly cant just throw up our Superintendent Gloria Rendon said We have to take a look at where we need to focus our energy for next Rendon said more difficult tests a larger number of students being tested and stu dents being tested for the first time are rea sons why 15 of the districts 27 schools did not meet adequate yearly progress In previous years students in fourth eighth and llth grades were tested This year students in grades three to nine as well as lltligraders were tested adding about students statewide In some cases teachers arent teach ing to state standards making it difficult come test time Rendon said The district is working on curriculum alignment to try to correct those problems making sure stan dards are taught and there is little overlap between grades Rendon said Plans also call for more professional development of math teachers she said Out of 12 schools that tested students with disabilities only two made adequate prog ress in both reading and math At Alameda Middle School the entire school did not make adequate progress because students with disabilities failed to meet reading requirements I really dont know what to say about Please see SCHOOLS Page A4 INSIDE TODAY Index Annies Mailbox C5 Business Dl Classifieds El ComicsB4 Crossword C5 Horoscope C5 Lolleries C2 Mutuals D3 OpinionA5 Police rotes C2 Scoreboard B2 Sports Bl Local news Cl Stocks Todays forecast Partly cloudy sunny High 90 low 58 Page C6 Todays obituaries Ramoncita D Salazar 86 Youngsville July 29 Thomas R Sanchez 47 San Juan July 29 Amalia R Montes 102 Santa Fe July 31 Carl H Devendorf 89 Santa Fe July 25 Carter Witt July 30 Joseph M Phillipovich 75 August 1 Judith ScasserraCinct ripini 58 July 27 Kathleen L Altman July 30 Paul H Pazery 94 Santa Fe July 30 Page C2 TheWesfs Oldest Newspaper Five pages 156th year Issue No 214 Publication No 596440 Late paper Classified ads News tips Main office 9840363 9863000 9863030 9833303 Bolton appointed to questions still linger By WILLIAM DOUGLAS and WARREN P STROBEL Knight Ridder Newspapers WASHINGTON Doubts dogged John Bolton on Monday about whether he can be effective as ambassador to the United Nations after President Bush bypassed the Senatfe to install him temporarily despite strong opposition to the toughtalking diplomat Foreignaffairs analysts said the political beating Bolton took at the hands of opponents Republican majorities in the Senate twice were unable to mus ter enough votes to stop debate on the appointment might cost him influence at the United Nations But that wasnt a universal opin ion of it depends on John said Don ald McHenry who served as ambassador to the United Nations under Presi dent Jimmy Carter Boltons unorthodox route to the United Nations need not affect his In a subdued White House ceremony Bush announced Monday that he was plac ing the post as a recess appointment taking advantage of the Senates annual summer break which began Sat urday When the Senate is in recess the Constitution permits the president to fill an open post that normally requires Senate approval Please see BOLTON Page A6 KnigHI Ridder Tribune Frustrated by President Bush announced John Boltons installation as the ambassador to the United Nations on Monday   

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