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New Mexican (Newspaper) - August 22, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE rowned and independent Serving Mexico for 156 years MONDAY AUGUST 22 2005 FIFTY CENTS Time ticking for Iraqi Constitution As second deadline ends today American officials say further delay will reduce chances of possible troop reduction By RICHARD CHIN Knight Ridder Newspapers BAGHDAD Iraq Sunni politi cal leaders on Sunday said they didnt think they could reach an agreement on a new Iraqi Constitu tion before todays midnight dead line If no consensus can be reached the national assembly could set a new deadline or pass a constitution that alienates the Sunnis who make up much of the support for the insurgency American officials are concerned that a further delay in the constitutional process will delay chances of a possible reduction of troops next year The constitution drafters missed an Aug 15 deadline and the Inside Senator Similarities between Iraq Vietnam growing Page A4 the second bers of the national assembly voted to give a one week extension Iraqi and American politicians said they were confident that one week would be enough But on the eve of deadline Sunni mem constitution drafting commission complained they were being excluded from meetings held by negotiators from the other main factions the Shiites and the Kurds We are outside all of the nego tiations these two said Sunni negotiator Saleh alMutlaq They want to pass the constitution with out Please see TIME Page A4 Higher costs at the pump for businesses might translate into higher rates for goods and services Karl New Mexican Sandoval just hand visible with the New Mexico State Department of Transportation replaces the nozzle after fueling a frontend loader at the departments service center The service center provides gas and diesel for the departments fleet of vehicles and as gas prices increase so do bud getary worries Pricehike hurt spreads By WENDY BROWN The New Mexican Tim Dowling manager of the Santa Fe Shuttle com pany draws the line at a gallon When gas gets that expensive he plans to ask the Public Regulation Commission to allow him to raise his rates Until then its not worth the time and expense to go through the process Dowling said Unfortu nately its cutting into our profit margin substan Inside he said All over Santa Fe businesses are count state reviewing their agencies budgets in light feeling the of this months Pincn recordsetting gas Page A6 and many are trying to determine whether to raise rates On Sunday the majority of gas stations in Santa Fe had regular unleaded at per gj lion Most of the businesses hit the hardest by high fuel prices are in the transportation business and most of them need the PRCs per mission to raise rates Ron Martinez head of the trans portation division at the PRC said he has received a few requests for rate increases over the past year The PRC has received requests for rate increases from Albuquer que cab companies and individual has approved fuel surcharges for movers but that has been the extent so far Marti nez said It usually takes between two months and a year for the PRC to resolve a rateincrease request Martinez said The length of time depends on how much information is involved in the request he said The PRC regulates the transpor tation industry because so many people rely on its services Mar tinez said The PRC also makes sure companies have insurance and operate safely Orbrey Sloman owner of Santa Fe Storage Transfer Co has considered going before the PRC to ask for a rate increase but hasnt made up his mind Please see SPREADS Page A6 Lara New Mexican Nathan Largo a Dine holds up his firstplace ribbon for the mens best ofshow award at the Native American Clothing Competition on Sunday Clothing designers take home top prizes Dine Acoma designs win bestqfshow awards By BRANDON GARCIA The New Mexican Despite a renewed focus on con temporary fashion traditional out fits won both bestofshow awards at Indian Markets annual Native Amer ican Clothing Contest on Sunday The winning designers Nathan Largo a Dine who won the prize for mens clothing and Mary Helen Juanica of Acoma Pueblo who won the award for best womens clothes each took home a prize The competition drew dozens of designers and came on the last day of the 84th annual market Maura Dhu Studi one of the con tests judges said she was looking for modern interpretations of tra ditional designs but also looked for wearability and innovation I love to see when people take a traditional design and bring a modern sensibil she said While this was first time as a judge she described herself as a wellknown fashion consumer in Santa Fe Also judging was Hayes Locklear a member of the Lombee tribe on the East Coast Locklear was attuned to traditional fashions and looked for outfits that featured tribal specif Please see CLOTHING Page A6 FIRST FOREIGN PAPAL TRIP A SUCCESS Benedict XVI shows gentle side at World Youth Day in Germany The Associated Press COLOGNE Germany He sailed the Rhine to fish for souls spoke frankly to Muslims about terrorism celebrated Mass for a million to African drums and Indian sitars and in his soft clear voice urged Christians and Jews to love one In the four days of his trip to his native Germany his first foreign travel since his election April 19 Benedict XVI further defined his young papacy and how his style will differ from his friend and predecessor John Paul II The Associated Press Pope Benedict XVI waves to the faithful as he arrives for the concluding Mass of the World Youth Day at the Marlenfeld near Cologne Germany on Sunday He wrapped the trip up Sunday with a triumphant Mass for pilgrims attend ing the World Youth Day Festival in Cologne Germany A million people most of whom slept outside all night to take part spread out over the Marien feld or Marys Field in a peaceful upbeat throng Please see TRIP Page A6 INSIDE TODAY On a mission to stopevil Company challenges inventor Jerome Lemelsons patents in court His 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