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New Mexican (Newspaper) - September 6, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE SEPTEMBER TUESDAY 50 CENTS DM NEW LC5C3K SUPREME COURT ANALYSIS Today we are proUd to unveil the final phase of the redesign of The Santa Fe NewMexican Over several months we have changes to improve your daily newspaper We have reconfigured several sections of the paper pro viding more space for jocal news We have added a standalone class fied section the Sunday magazine a review of tnevveeks national and world news which appears Sun days and abeefedup Neighbors section with more stories about your community and the people you know 7 Today as you can see your news paper has a new look We chose typefaces specifically designed for use in hevyspapers Research shows these typefaces are easier to read We also are using labels on many stories so readers canquickly iden tify each story You also will notice there is contact information at the bottom ofleach section front and at the end of each story so readers can get in touch with editors and reporters more easily i While the paper looks differ ent and weve added features and moved other elements our main mission to provide a comprehen sive and interesting hews report each day to keep about whats happening in your community and the world around you has not changed We invite you to tell you think of the changes we have made to your daily newspaper Gontact managing editor Mike Cos grove at986i3024 or send an email to mikec@sfnewmexican.com A safe pick for ustice Roberts will draw less political fire than other names mentioned Scalia or Thomas By Ron Fournier The Associated Press WASHINGTON President Bush chose the path of least resistance in nominating John Roberts as chief jus tice acting with unusual haste as the war in Iraq and Hurricane Katrina sap his political strength Knight Ridder Tribune President Bush introduces John Roberts on Monday as his choice for chief justice of the Supreme Court He was the safest choice Bush could make Roberts is a Washington insider well versed in the functions of the Supreme Court and the levers of power in Congress an accomplished lawyer whose smile and sterling resume seem to take the sharp edges off his deeply conservative ideology Liberal activists who opposed Roberts nomination to replace retir ing justice Sandra Day OConnor had found little in his record to suggest they could thwart that nomination He will draw less partisan fire than two other candidates pushed by Bushs conservative backers to suc ceed the late William H Rehnquist associate justices Clarence Please see JUSTICE Page A3 HURRICANE KATRINA Levee breach repaired Mayor fears dead evacuees get first glimpse of destruction The Associated Press A couple make their Way through waterfilled streets Monday in Jefferson Parish La Residents of the parish are being allowed to return to their homes for a threeday period to record damage and retrieve belongings Refugees in Volunteers out in force to help evacuees By Anna Macias Aguayo The Associated Press ALBUQUERQJJE They are political leaders sorority sisters jail inmates and just folks who want to lend a hand to the 93 victims of Hurricane Katrina who sought relief in New Mexico on Sunday Gov Bill Richardson urged New Mexicans to be patient while the state readies to accept up to evacuees Instead New Mexicans showed up in huge numbers to help those displaced by the hur ricanes In Albuquerque within hours after the announce ment that Katrina victims would be arriving here about 150 people had called a city information line to offer space in their homes said James Lewis the Please see HELP Page A4 KATRINAS AFTERMATH Major developments Monday New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin warns that people may have died Engineers plug the levee break that swamped much of the city and flood waters begin to recede Residents of Louisianas Jefferson Parish are allowed to return to salvage what is left of their homes President Bush make his second trip to the region since Katrina hit says All levels of the government are doing the best they Hurricane victims are given more than knockoff items seized by federal customs officials Including counterfeit clothing and toys Reported deaths ALABAMA 2 FLORIDA 11 GEORGIA 2 LOUISIANA 71 MISSISSIPPI 160 TOTAL 246 Inside Life inside a stadium Page A4 Santa Fe prepares for pos sible refugees Page Cl Waters recede 200footwide gap along canal plugged The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS A week after Hurricane Katrina engineers plugged the levee break that swamped much of the city and flood waters began to recede but along with the good news came the may ors direst prediction yet As many as dead Sheets of metal and repeated helicopter drops of sandbags along the 17th Street canal leading to Lake Ponchartrain succeeded Monday in plugging a 200footwide gap and water was being pumped from the canal back into the lake State officials and the Army Corps of Engineers say once the canal level is drawn down two feet Pump ing Station 6 can begin pumping water out of the bowlshaped city Please see WATERS Page A4 Traffic plan ready for WalMart center Revised design would align entrance roads of2 proposed projects By Tom Sharpe The New Mexican Developers of the Entrada Contenta shopping center and an even larger project across Cerrillos Road say they have come up with a revised traffic plan for the Santa Fe City Council to consider the last hurdle to a new WalMart Supercenter on the citys southwestern edge There was no indication from the City Council late last week when councilors would vote on the revised plan Mayor Larry Delgado broke three separate tie votes on the City Council last mon1h to grant condi tional Entrada Contenta pending a change in the proposed design for traffic flow Delgado a retired state highway designer agreed with councilors Please see TRAFFIC Page A3 Las Soleras development to expand citys SW edge By Tom Sharpe The New Mexican Las Soleras would be a major development of new homes and busi nesses on the southwestern approach to Santa Fe The project would take up much of the land in a wedge formed by Interstate 25 and Cerrillos Road a collection of properties owned by the estate of Louise M Burttram Eakin Santa Fe Investments Geronimo Partners Huland Trickey Testament Trust and Trickey Investments The development was first pro posed six years ago for resi dences but recent plans have added extensive commercial zones along Cerrillos Road None of the 711 acres is officially Please see LAS SOLERAS Page A3 OBITUARIES Shtrtey Herrera Sept 1 WiMam Romero 45 Aug 31 79 Pojoaque Aug 31 PageC2 BIGGER AND BETTER After a renovation Izimi Sushi Bar offers rhore room more hibachi grills and of course more sushi rolls Business Dl LOBOSTOPUNLV IN SEASON OPENER Quarterback Kole McKamey threw two touchdown passes and Gabriel Fulbrights interception in the final minute preserved a 2422 win over UNLV Sports Bl TODAY Afternoon Tstorm High 78 low 58 PageC6 A Annies Mailbox Classifieds Crossword Horoscope Local news Movies D3 c2 notes Cr2 A5 Scoreboard Sports Tune Weather Main office Late News 9633303 9640363 Five sections 32 pages 156th year Issue No 249 Publication No 596440 Serving New Mexico for 1M yean