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New Mexican (Newspaper) - August 14, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico Locally owned and independent Serving Nevv Mexico for156 years THE SANTA FE SUNDAY AUGUST 14 2005 ONE DOLLAR The Associated Press While testifying on Capitol Hill in June Cindy Sheehan holds a baby picture of her son who was killed in Iraq In 2004 Mothers normal life died with son in Iraq Sheehan new face of antiwar movement after confronting Bush By MARTHAMENDOZA The Associated Press VACAVILLE Calif Before her son was killed in Iraq before she began a peace vigil outside President Bushs Texas ranch before she became an icon of the antiwar movement and the face of grieving mothers there was a time when Cindy Shee hans life was by ail appear ances incred ibly normal She grew up in a suburb of Los Angeles and married herhighschool sweetheart Patrick Shee han They had four babies one almost every other year They drove their growing clan in a huge yel low station wagon nicknamed the She volun teered at a Vacaville church and later as the children grew she worked there Normal life ended for Cindy Sheehan in April 2004 when her oldest son Casey 24 a father of twin girls was killed in Iraq First she says I was a mom in deep shock and deep Then two months later came what she considered to be a dis turbingly placid meeting with President Bush While she found him to be a man of she also said later that he seemed totally disconnected from humanity and And when she later heard him speak of sol diers deaths as Sheehan felt she had to do something Inside Negotiators Progress on Iraq Constitution Page A4 Chemical weapons lab uncovered in raid Pentagon to reptace body armor for troops Page A5 Please see MOTHER Page A7 60 years after the end of World War 11 the morality of using atomic bombs against Japan is still being debated The first atomic bomb was tested July 16 at the Trinity Site near Alamogordo Less than a month later atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan The Associated Press The ultimate dilemma Clyde New Mexican Nevada resident Ted Johnson examines the replica of the Fat Man atomic bomb on display Friday at the Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos The bomb is identical in shape and size to the one dropped at the Trinity Test Site in New Mexico and lateron Nagasaki Japan on Aug World War II came to an end with nuclear fire and thunder but six decades later were still argu ing about the morality of more than Japanese lives being sacrificed to achieve that end Some perspectives depend on where peo ple were then For Isidro Vigil a private in the Army who was training for the invasion without the bombs he and thousands of others like him would have gone to Japan and it would have been a For Bill Baca a Marine who had already seen action on Guam Word came back to us that the United States had dropped a big and then the Japa BY TERRY THE NEW MEXICAN nese surrendered And we said thanks to President Other perspectives depend on where peo ple are now For Richard Rhodes who has written extensively about the end of the war and nuclearweapons issues in The Making of the Atomic Bomb and Dark Sun The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb It was the military leadership that refused to They were going to use their civilians as cannon fodder during the For Conrad Crane director of the Army Military History Institute at the Army War College in Carlisle its the brutality of the war thats a factor Americans just werent used to dealing with an enemy that would fight to the and it caused an increase in violence in the Pacific beyond what people had he said For the Rev Talitha Arnold senior min ister of The United Church of Santa Fe it comes down to the choice made at the time We human beings are always faced with the dilemma of having to choose between the lesser of two evils and that at the time that we have to make the choice we dont have all the Please see BOMB Page A8 Sixty years ago Monday the Allies celebrated victory over Japan and the end ofWorld War II The Santa Fe New Mexican publishes its fourth and final Roll Call a special section of photographs provided by our readers Inside todays paper Analysis How nuclear weapons have changed the world since 1945 Page A8 Did the bombs end the war Historians book challenges that assumption Books Page G5 BUILDING A BETTER HYBRID Engineers modifying cars to get up to 250 mpg ByTIMMOLLOY The Associated Press CORTE MADERA Calif Politicians and automakers say a car that can both reduce green house gases and free America from its reliance on foreign oil is years or even decades away Ron Gremban says such a car is parked in his h garage It looks like a typical Toyota Prius hybrid but in the trunk sits an 80milespergallon secret a stack of 18 bricksized batteries that boosts the cars high mileage with an extra electrical charge so it can burn even less fuel Gremban an electrical engineer and commit ted environmentalist spent several monthsand tinkering with his car Like all hybrids his Prius increases fuel effi ciency by harnessing small amounts of electric ity generated during braking and coasting The extra batteries let him store extra power by plug ging the car into a wall outlet at his home in this Sari Francisco suburb all for about a quarter Hes part of a small but growing movement Plugin hybrids arent yet cost efficient but some of the dozen known experimental models have gotten up to 250 mpg They have the support not only from envi ronmentalists but also from conservative for Please see HYBRID Page A6 INSIDE TODAY One mans activism Max Cordova continues his quest Truchas residents how to make a living from the surrounding forests Fotus El Index Annies 7 Movies B2 Business Dl Mutuals D2 Classifieds Hl Police notes B2 Crossword P7 jQue Pasa 122 TheWesfs Oldest Newspaper 11 sections 112 pages 156th year Issue No 226 Publication No Todays obituaries Eli Martinez 80 Aug 10 Josefita P Aland 102 Santa Fe Aug 12 Loyola E Garcia Aug 11 Please see Page C2 Todays forecast Mostly cloudy Tstorms likely 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