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   New Mexican (Newspaper) - August 8, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico                                THE SANTA FE Locally owned and independent Serving New Mexico for 156 years MONDAY AUGUST 8 2005 FIFTY C F NT S This is not a cycling accident but a drunkdriving Gov Bill Richardson Richardson promises DWI crackdown at rally Pliotos by Jane Mexican Dominick Cinciripini prays with one of his twin daughters Theresa while Tom Maestas places a ftowerSunday at the site where Judith Scasserra Cinclripini was struck and killed July 27 by a pickupthatpolice say was driven by drunken driver Hundreds of cyclists came to support the family By BRANDON GARCIA The New Mexican Speaking to a crowd of cyclists gath ered to ride in honor of a Santa Fe woman killed by a suspected drunken driver Gov Bill Richardson said Sun day that he plans to propose a package of antidrivingwhileintoxicated laws during the next legislative session Were going to go all out and snuff out one of the biggest scourges in New Richard son told about 300 riders gathered at St Johns College Richardson said he wants tougher penalties for firsttime DWI offenders and more thorough treatment programs Thats what this tragedy shows us we should he said But the judi ciary has got to do its We need more court convictions and stiffer he said Judith ScasserraCinciripini 58 was killed July 27 She was riding her bicycle on Old Santa Fe Trail near La Vista Road when Tim Solano A memorial for ScasserraCincirfpini along Old Santa Fe Trail marks where she died crashed into her headon killing her instantly according to the Santa Fe County Sheriffs Department The Sheriffs Department arrested Solano 35 on suspicion of vehicular tests revealed Solano had a bloodalcohol content of at least 24 three times the legal limit of 08 the Sheriffs Department reported Solano also had at least three prior DWI con victions before the incident and state Motor Vehicle Department records indicate his drivers license had been suspended six times since 1991 This is not a cycling accident but a drunk driving Richardson said noting New Mexico averages one DWIcaused death each week He encouraged people to react as did Katarina Babcock who was driving on Old Santa Fe Trail on July 27 and reported she was nearly struck by Solano before the collision that killed Scasserra Cinciripini Babcock said she and her husband turned their vehicle around followed Solano and called 911 The cyclists rode from the college to the spot on Old Santa Fe Trail where ScasserraCincirip ini died They dismounted beneath gray clouds and ScasserraCinciripinis husband Dominick Cinciripini thanked them for their participation Please see RALLY Page A2 Guv might probe Allegations that Gallegos altered DWI records troubles Richardson By JASON AUSLANDER The New Mexican New Mexico Gov Bill Richardson said Sunday that hes looking into inves tigating claims that a Santa Fe Municipal Court judge altered records of people convicted of driving while intoxicated I find the reports about the DWI records very trou Richardson said I plan to seek advice from my legal counsel about what steps might be taken with the Judicial Standards Com Richardson said he read in Sundays New Mexican about a former Municipal Court employee who said Judge Frances Gallegos sys tematically altered records in numerous DWI cases often inflating defendants jail sentences and the actual time they spent behind bars The report also quoted another employee and court documents In addition to a possible investigation Richardson said he wants an explanation from Gallegos who denied the accusations I think she needs to he Reached later Sunday Gallegos said she would welcome a meeting with the governor and will ask rep resentatives from the state Judicial Standards Commis sion to visit her court and study the records in ques tion I plan to ask judicial standards to come and con duct an audit and make sure this she said Gallegos refused to answer further questions saying she would release a statement later this week Richardson raised his concerns after he attended a memorial for Judith Please see JUDGE Page A2 Jennings longtime face of ABC News dies at 67 By DAVID BAUDER The Associated Press NEW YORK Peter Jen nings the suave Canadian born broadcaster who deliv ered the news to Americans each night in five separate decades died Sunday He was 67 Jen nings who announced in April that he had lung Peter cancer died at Jennings his New York home ABC News President David Westin said late Peter has been our col league our friend and our leader in so many ways None of us will be the same without Westin said With Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather Jennings was part of a triumvirate that dominated network news for more than two decades through the birth of cable news arid the Inter net His smooth delivery and years of international report ing experience made Jennings particularly popular among urban dwellers Jennings was the face of ABC News whenever a big story broke He logged more than 60 hours on the air dur ing the week of the Sept 11 2001 terrorist attacks offer ing a soothing sense of conti nuity during a troubled time There are a lot of people who think our job is to reas sure the public every night that their home their conimu nity and their nation is he told author Jeff Alan I dont subscribe to that at all I subscribe to leaving people with essentially sorry its a Please see JENNINGS Page A2 INSIDE TODAY Annies MaitoK Horoscope C5 Classifieds Dl Opinion A5 Comics Crossword Education B5 Police notes A2 C5 Spanish pg Cl Sports Bl C3 TheWesfs Oldest Newspaper Four sections 24 pages 156th year Issue No 220 Publication No 596440 Late pafter Classified ads News tips Main office 9844363 9863000 9863030 9833303 Todays obituary Esperansa Sandoval 21 Aug 5 Page A2 Todays forecast Some sun a Tstorm in the High 87 low 60 Military drafts war plans for responding to attacks in By BRADLEY GRAHAM The Washington Post COLORADO SPRINGS Colo The military has devised its firstever war plans for guarding against and responding to ter rorist attacks in the United States envision ing 15 potential crisis scenarios and anticipat ing several simultaneous strikes around the country according to officers who drafted the plans The classified plans developed in Colo rado Springs at Northern Command headquarters outline a variety of possible roles for quickreaction forces estimated at as many as ground troops per attack a number that could easily grow depending on the extent of the damage and the abilities of civilian response teams The possible scenarios range from low relatively modest crowdcontrol mis fullscale disaster man agement after catastrophic attacks such as the release of a deadly biological agent or the explosion of a radiological device several officers said Please seeATTACKS Page A2 Deterring attacks managing fallout The Northern Commands antiterror plans consist of two main documents CONPLAN 2002 is said to be a sort of umbrella document that draws together previously issued orders for homeland mis sions and covers air sea and land opera tions it addresses not only postattack responses but also prevention and deter rence actions aimed at intercepting threats before they reach the United States CONPLAN 0500 deals specifically with managing the consequences of attacks represented by 15 different scenarios CONPLAN 2002 has passed a review by the Pentagons Joint Staff and is due to go soon to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and top aides for further study and approval the officers said CONPLAN 0500 is undergoing final drafting at Northern Command head quarters in Colorado Springs Colo CONPLAN stands for concept plan and tends to be an abbreviated ver sion of an OPLAN or operations which specifies forces and timelines for movement into a combat The Washington Post   

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