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New Mexican (Newspaper) - September 25, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico SEPTEMBER SUNDAY ONE DOLLAR Under water again Plans to drain Louisiana drown under Rita A6 A spike in activity After storms scientists look for answers A7 Refineries spared Officials Oil disruption should be C6 Poverty exposed Katrina swept away cloak that hides poor Hl Ritas glancing blow Katrinas wrath a siph of relief as latest storm proves less deadly B By Michael Graczyk The AssociatSipfes Though Karen Chronicle toh Courtney is cell phone Saturday to take a photo of a building destroyed by Hurricane Rita the storm hammered east Texas and the Louisiana coast the overriding reaction was relief tfiat it Wasnt as fierce as Katrina Nasty 1 as it was Rita wasnt Katrina For that a drenched twice battered Gulf Coast gave thanks Hurricane Rita hammered east Texas and the Louisiana coast Satur day unleashing floods and collapsing buildings yet the overriding reac tion was relief that the oncedreaded storm proved far less fierce and deadly than Katrina As the storm passed authorities pleaded with the roughly 3 million evacuees not to hurry home too soon chaos on the roads and potential danger from high waters Be patient stay said Texas Gov Rick Perry If you are in a safe place with food water bedding you are better remaining there for the time In any other hurricane season Rita might have devastating It knocked out power for than 1 million customers sparked fires across the hurricane zone and swamped Loui siana shoreline towns with a 15foot storm surge that required daring boat and helicopter rescues of hundreds of people 1 But the new storm came in the wake of Hurricane Katrina with its death toll cataclysmic flooding of New Orleans and stag geringdestruction in Mississippi By contrast Rita spared Houston New Please see RITA Page A6 HURRICANE UPDATE 4 Hurricane Rita made landfall at COT Saturday as a Category 3 By 2 Rita was downgraded to a tropical storm Some mil lion homes and businesses were without power A 7foot tidal surge swamped lowlying Jef ferson Parish south of New Orleans Flood prone Houston and Galveston escaped a hit 4 Fires broke out in Texas and Louisiana includ ing the historic Strand District in Galveston Crews work to plug levees and stop water from pouririg into New Orleans Texas governor urges millions of evacuees to be patient stay but some began heading back The governor describes a life of diversity and diplomacy in new book set for November release By Steve Terreti The New Mexican George W Bush had A Charge to Keep John Kerry had A Call to Service My Vision for a Better America John Edwards had Four Trials Richard Nixon had Six Crises New Mexico Gov Bill Rich ardson has Between Worlds The Making of an American Life Putnams Sons due out Its become a political neces sity for presidential contenders to publish autobiographical books Candidates get a chance to define themselves and outline their general political values in their own or at least in their ghostwriters terms Its also an opportunity to try out new slogans Expect to hear more of the phrase The New Progressivism out of the New i Mexico governors office in com And its a chance to Please see BOOK Page A4 THE EARLY YEARS Reflections on Gov Bill Rich ardsons childhood early adult hood from Between Worlds On growing up in Mexico City with a demanding father who was stingy with compli ments I admired my father enormously as I grew up and loved him too I only wish Id have told him so just On feeling like an outsider at a Massachusetts prep school A few of the kids called me Pancho but I didnt take it as a slur as much as a recognition of the obvious I wasnt one of His first elected office was president of his fraternity but there was a move to throw him out of office after he clamped down on marijuana use Talks with tribes delay civic center By Tom Sharpe The New Mexican Its not clear whether Tesuque Pueblo leaders will win their battle to stop excavation of what they say are remains of their ances tors in downtown Santa Fe But the tribe has succeeded in delaying work on a new civic center and under ground parking garage So many human bones have been found between City Hall and the Sweeney Convention Center that an archaeological dig is likely to continue past November when Sweeney was sched uled for demolition Tim Maxwell director of the state Office of Archaeo logical Studies said about 100 human elements mostly finger and toe bones have been identified at the site But because the archaeologists lack a state permit to excavate burials he said they must leave human remains where they Please see DIG Page A5 OBITUARIES Antonio Benaridez Sept20 June Davenport Sept 22 Donald P Eckhantt Sept 19 Peter Frank 56 Sept 20 Martina Herrera Sept 22 Santa Fe Sept 21 Page C2 Index TAXING RETURNS Despite a clicking offense Demons fall to St Michaels as the Horsemen capitalize on specialteam touchdowns Annies Mailbox Classifieds Horoscope EM Gl D7 Mutual funds 07 Neighbors C2 C2 Opinion D2 Police notes RUNNING OUT OF TIME Darci Cogbum is running a marathon to help people like her cousin whose time was cut short by cancer Neighbors El El ScoreboardB2 C2 Time OutD7 C2 Week in Main office Late paper 8 News TODAY Agoqd deal of sunshine High 83 low 49 PageC8 Eleven sections 112 pages Sunday magazine 40 pages 9663000 156th year Issue No 261 9863030 Publication Serving New Mexico for ISC
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