Santa Fe New Mexican, September 11, 2005

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New Mexican (Newspaper) - September 11, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico NEW THE SANTA FE SEPTEMBER SUNDAY ONE DOLLAR MarkBieda of Santa Fe uses the free wireless Internet available at the CD Cafe in Santa Fe The city of Rio Rancho is completing a cttywide wireless New Mexican file photo Rio Rancho is the first New Mexico city to add wireless Internet access Could Santa Fe be the next hot spot Natalie New Mexican Keith Rolley a radiooperations manager with Azulstar sets up an antenna atop a light pole in Rio Rancho Azulstar is nearing comple tion on a wireless Internet network covering homes in Rip Rancho By Wendy Brown The New Mexican IO RANCHO As Azulstar Networks puts the finishing V touches on its wirelessInternet network here the company has its eyes on providing the same service in Santa Fe Were definitely interested in Santa said company founder and CEO Tyler van Houwelingen who has scouted the citys ter rain and believes his company could install a network similar to Rio Ranchos in about six months Once youve done a few cities it gets a lot he said Azulstar is about two weeks from com pleting a network of antennas that broadcast WiFi Internet service throughout Rio Ran cho van Houwelingen said The term WiFi is short for wireless fidelity and refers to a way to broadcast the Internet with radio signals The company installed its first wireless network in Grand Haven Mich It was my hometown so that gave us a chance to launch this crazy van Houwelingen said Two neighboring cities also of about people followed Officials of Rio Rancho population chose Azulstar to install its network last year after another company failed at the effort van Houwelingen said But as much as Azulstar would like to come to Santa Fe which has a population of Stan Valdez Santa Fes information technology director said it wont be possible this The citys grossreceipts revenues are down which means financing a wireless network system is out of the question Val dez said City officials plan to review the books again in January and it might be pos sible then he said Valdez said there are a few coffee shops and other public locations that provide a public wireless connection Wed like to improve on that but we cant right he said Even if it doesnt move ahead immedi ately the city plans to ask the Legislature for to upgrade its computer system to make it ready to accommodate a wireless system Valdez said A similar request was denied last year City Councilor Karen Heldmeyer said other touristoriented cities like Santa Fe have installed wireless networks to keep visitors in touch with the rest of the world Shed like to see Santa Fe have one she said but the city needs to resolve its financial situation first Van Houwelingen said it would cost Please see WIFI Page A9 WHAT IT COSTS Azulstar packages in Rio Rancho start at a month for a 256k con nection and two email addresses A higher speed service runs a month Details are avail able on the company Web site Although the municipal network offers a few Web sites for free such as the Rio Rancho city Web site users need to establish a user name and password in order to surf the net One day passes start at Cable One offers wire less packages in Rio Ran cho starting at a month while Qwest charges a month In a weeks Azulstar plans to launch a deal that will include Internet service as well as Inter net telephone service for a month Azulstar CEO Tyler van Houwelingen said The service will offer unlimited calling in the United States and Canada and people can keep their current phone number HURRICANE KATRINA ANALYSIS Failures of government doomed many Knight Ridder Newspapers Two weeks after Hurricane Katrina crashed into the Gulf Coast there is little argument that the response was botched But an extensive Knight Ridder review of official actions in the days just before and after Katrinas landfall Aug 29 reveals a depth of govern ment hesitancy and a notmyjob attitude that may have cost scores of people their lives The Department of Homeland Security facing its first major catastrophe since it was created failed to issue a criticaldisaster declaration until more than a day after the storm The White House never appointed a coordinator to monitor disaster developments Though several government Please see FAILURES Page A7 INSIDE Media to be allowed to cover recovery effort Page A5 Hurricane Ophelia headed for Carolinas Page A4 4LANLsays emergency plans in place Page Cl Mass exodus from Gulf Coast unprecedented Page C7 Times of crisis when presidents shine or stumble Page C7 Jake The New Mexican Peggy Hesch shares a moment with her hus band Greg Saturday at the Albuquerque airport after he returned from New Orleans A FAMILY ON CALL For over 15 years couple has been ready to help disaster victims By Diana Heil The New Mexican Meet the Hesches a marriage built on disaster When Peggy Wilson took her first assign ment with the New Mexico Disaster Medical Assistance Team in 1989 she had a 3yearold daughter and operated a small ambulance service in San Miguel County My family thought I was Peggy said You cant do this youre a single Hurricane Hugo had struck And Peggy had no idea what to expect as she boarded the plane to the St Croix US Virgin Islands She remembers the bus ride through the topsyturvy streets the shower at your own risk signs and the Please see ON CALL Page A6 RETURN TO UNIMAGINABLE NYC police and firefighters who lived through the Sept 11terror attacks struggle to comprehend the devastation of Katrina PageA3 BAD TIMING FOR BANKRUPTCY LAW New rules taking effect Oct 17 will irhpose more burdens on survivors of Hurricane Katrina Business Dl OBITUARIES DotoRi Sanchez 94 Mb Hey 91 Sept 7 Page C2 BUILDING THE PERFECT FLOAT The people behind some of the best floats from past Hysterical Parades reveal the secrets to their success Neighbors El LOBOS STUN MISSOURI New Mexico ends its road woes with 4535 win over the Tigers of the Big 12 Sports Bl TODAY Partly sunny Tstorminthe afternoon High 80 low 52 PageC10 Index Annies fl7 ML ill 11 LluC7 Classiflwh r7 Crossword funds 02 Main office9633303 Eleven sections 112 pages Late paper9640363 Su nday magazine 40 pages Classifieds9663000 156tti year Issue No 254 News tips9663030 Publication No 596440 Serving Mew Mexico for years ;

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