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   New Mexican (Newspaper) - August 21, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico                                THE SANTA FE Locally owned and independent Serving New Mexico for 156 years SUNDAY AUGUST 21 2005 ONE DOLLAR War on sex offenders underfunded Officials State hasnt matched recent tough talk with hard dollars ByBENNEARY The New Mexican Despite New Mexicos recent declaration of war against sex offenders Gov Bill Richardson and the Leg islature this year failed to provide money for a critical treatment program Two years ago Dominic Akers a hulking registered sex offender strangled Santa Fe teenager Marissa Mathy Zvaifler at an Albuquerque theater With his crime Akers didnt only snuff out an inno cent life he spurred state government to action at least for a while Under Richardsons prod ding the Legislature in late 2003 enacted Marissas Law to increase penalties for sex crimes and set longer probation and parole periods for all sex offenders It also established the states Sex Offender Management Board to recommend further neces sary changes Marissas family can be assured that New Mexico is declaring war on sexual predators as of this Richardson said in November 2003 when he signed the Indeed New Mexico has continued to increase penal ties for sex offenders Just last week Richardson contin ued the push announcing he wants the Legislature to pass bills next year to give some sex criminals life in prison Piease see WAR Page A4 Marissa Mathy Zvaffler Santa Fe teens death brought attention to offender issue Dominic Akers For molesting 4yearold girl got probation instead of 18 years in prison Inside the walls of states only treatment program By BEN NEARY The New Mexican LAS VEGAS Razor wire tops the hurri cane fence that surrounds the Sex Offender Treatment Program buildings A lone closedcircuit camera keeps watch at the electric gate Its a forbidding place Yet Donald Montoya the pro gram director here for the last fiveandahalf years says the gates main job is keeping people out not in Ill tell you what our secret is We control our Montoya said While hes in the business of treating sex offenders he also freely admits there are certain offenders no onecan treat Please see INSIDE Page A5 Big changes inside You expect a lot of The New Mexicbn your hometown newspaper We work to deliver a well organized accurate comprehensive and interest ing news report every day Our mission hasnt changed but we are making some changes to the Sunday newspaper to bring you more local national and international news and to make it easier for you to find that news New Sunday magazine We have taken the Travel Focus and Enter tainment pages added more information about family fashion and technology along with video game reviews book reviews comics and humor ous news and combined them into a magazine that will help you make the most of your time money and leisure You11get stories that will help you Manage your time with your family Keep up on the latest fashion tips and trends Make the most of your travel time and money Stay informed about the latest technology Brought to you in an easy touse tabloid format youll want to hang onto Sunday and enjoy it all week long Inside SUNDAY New Neighbors section Some of our most popular pages feature wed dings anniversaries divorces births and stories about the people and personalities that make our community so special Weve taken our Neighbors pages added more news and created a freestanding Neighbors sec tion that has more stories about your neigh bors and commu nity Page El iiip ni FIRE STATION New Nation World section Weve added a new Nation World sec tion that will feature a recap of the weeks top national and international news as well as an indepth cov erage of impor tant news stories Page Hl Tell us what you think So please check out the todays New Mexican and tell us what you think about the changes and what you suggest for your Sunday paper Contact assistant managing editor Mike Cosgrove at 9863024 or send an email to mikec@sfnewmexican.com Long road to market Cellphone trouble kept artist from learning hed won top award Karl New Mexican 2005 Indian Market Best of Show artist Jacob Koopee right talks to Dave and Kathy Griffeth of South Dakota at his booth Saturday This is Koopees first year at the market and the Griffeths who already own several of his works stopped to congratulate him on his win In the world of Indian art room for all kinds By SHANNON SHAW The New Mexican Joseph Sanchez wants the thou sands of people attending Indian Market this weekend to know that American Indian art isnt only about traditional aesthetics Tradition is important Its a very important part of every thing But in a contemporary sense we have to explore who we are today as said Sanchez exhibits curator for the Institute for American Indian Arts Museum Indian people need to talk about their work and make work not only for them selves but for their own people Artwork shouldnt always be made for the tourists The art displayed in the IAIA Museums grandreopening exhibit Indian Art for Indian is full of political mes sages and spiritual meaning The two artists now featured at the museum are Bob Haozous a Chiricahua Apache and Marie Watt who is Seneca The Ameri can Indian art community con siders the work by both artists to be cutting edge Sanchez said I dont know if I could ever see myself participating in Indian Market because its like a said Watt who makes installation pieces that portray the significance of blankets in American Indian culture But for some artists its a more natu ral fit for some The Southwestern Associa tion for Indian Arts which spon sors the market has heard these arguments before But given how many artists already participate in the market admitting installa tions or bigger pieces of work is currently impossible said Staci Golar an SWAIA development Please see ART Page A6 Schedule 8 Opening ceremony 9 SWAtAs Native American Clothing Contest Noon Alex Jacobs Mohawk Poet with Fran Loretto flute 1 Red Nation Celebration 2 HawkQuest 3 The Koko pelli Sound 4 Southern Tribe Drum Group Park Ride Catch the bus at DeVargas Center behind Albertsons or at Santa Fe Place behind JCPenney Cost per trip is for adults 50 cents for seniors 60 and up and children 6 to 17 Kids under 6 free Buses run every halfhour starting at The last buses depart Grant Ave nue at By SHANNON SHAW The New Mexican Jacob Koopee 35 a first time Indian Market artist won both Best of Show and Best of Classification in pot tery but didnt know it until 9 Friday night Koopees aunt had tried to call him with the news of the unex pected honor about 3 as he was driving from his home in Ari zona to Northern New Mexico We were on our way to the preview when I got a call on my cell said Koopee who is a Hopi from First Mesa in Walpi Ariz My cell phone was cutting in and out and when I answered all I heard my aunt say was You got Best and then it cut Koopee finished his winning pot two weeks ago He used a tra ditional method called sikyatki in which he burned the pot outside for six hours in a sheepmanure andcharcoalchip kiln The top of the pot is covered with traditional images of par rots hummingbirds sparrow Please see MARKET Page A6 The Wesrs Oldest Newspaper 12 sections 112 pages 156th year Issue No 233 Publication No 596440 Late paper 9844363 Index Classifieds Crossword Horoscope Annies Mailbox Cll Local news Business Ol Lotteries Cl Neighbors Cll Mutuals Bl Opinion B2 Police notes El Scoreboard G2 Fl B2 D2 Todays weather Sun Tstorm High 82 Low 55 Page C12 Todays obituaries Joseph E Edgar 65 Santa Fe Aug 16 Ignacio Rpres 73 Santa Fe Aug 19 Elcira Rojas 37 Aug 14 Page B2   

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