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New Mexican (Newspaper) - October 2, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico Lotteries C2 Movies C2 Obituaries C2 Police notes C2 Week in review C4 Weather C8 news SUNDAY OCTOBER 2 2005 Sound investment As the Hispanic population booms companies are helping immigrant workers learn English Page C5 G TH E N KW M EX I CAN Guardsman killed in Iraq A Farmington soldier died Saturday morning in Iraq after being struck by shrapnel from an explosive device the gover nors office announced Sgt Marshal A Westbrook 43 was married and the father of five children A member of the Albuquerquebased 126th Military Police company he is the first member of the New Mexico National Guard to be killed during combat in Iraq The unit activated in Octo ber 2004 is expected to return to New Mexico next March Gov Bill Richardson ordered flags at state office buildings to be flown at halfstaff The gov ernor said he spoke with the dead soldiers wife and father expressing his condolences Shelter to house evacuated dogs Canine evacuees from the Gulf Coast will be making their way to Santa Fe this week About 40 dogs that were staying temporarily at a Dallas shelter will be arriving as early as Tuesday night at the new Santa Fe Animal Shelter Humane Society Shelter executive director Duane Adams said one of his staff members will ride on the airconditioned tractortrailer bringing the dogs to New Mexico in case any of them need care during the trip The new shelter has 30 ken nels on the back side of its animalcare building that are designed for just this sort of situation The animals will be quarantined there for 15 days Many of the rescued dogs from the area some 60 percent by one count have heartworm a potentially fatal disease Adams said Donate musical instruments The Rotary Clubs of Santa Fe and their cosponsors have collected over 100 used musi cal instruments in the last two years for students in school band orchestra and music classes Many Santa Feans including Police Chief Beverly Lennen have given school children the opportunity to learn to play an instrument by donating the flutes clarinets and saxophones they played in high school The discipline of learning to read music and play an instru ment improves student per formance in other academic areas the sponsors believe The cosponsors for the third year of the program include the First National Bank of Santa Fe the First State Bank and Wells Fargo Bank Donors may bring instru ments to die bank branches or contact project chairman Gene Tomlinson at 9387300 Drunkendriving fatalities decrease WASHINGTON Gov Bill Richardson told Mothers Against Drunk Driving that alcoholrelated fatal crashes have decreased by 13 percent in New Mexico over die last two years Alcoholrelated crashes are down 5 percent and alcohol related crashes that result in injuries decreased by almost 8 percent Richardson said in remarks to MADD at the groups 25th anniversary con ference in the nations capital The governor said in written remarks that he believes enact ing tough antidrunkendriving laws is making a difference in New Mexico I Last year 219 people died in alcoholrelated crashes in New Mexico Staff and wire reports ic moment for cathedral Center of Catholicism to be elevated to basilica with celebrations Tuesday i By Erika Davila For The New Mexican As Roman Catholics gather Tuesday to celebrate the Feast of St Francis they will also mark the historic elevation of the downtown cathedral to a basilica St Francis Cathedral was given the title Cathedral Basilica of St Francis of Assisi earlier this year by Pope Benedict XVI in recognition of its role in the spread of Catholicism in the Southwest According to GigaCatholic Information a nonprofit Web site it is one of 56 minor basilicas in the United States and the only one in New Mexico Tuesdays Mass which will be cel ebrated by Archbishop Michael Sheehan Please see HISTORIC Page C6 Kathy De La New Mexican SCHEDULE OF EVENTS j Today St Francis Cathedral School Bazaar 9 to 3 Monday Concert of sacred music and celebration of the life and death of St Francis of Assisi begins at A reception will follow in the church hall Tuesday Mass at to celebrate feast day of St Francis of Assisi and to elevate the church to a basilica A recep tion will follow in the cathedral gardens Mass admission is by invitation only Natalie New Mexican Pilot Phil Bryant an oilindustry consultant from Houston flies with the Dawn Patrol at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on Saturday The Dawn Patrol balloonists are the Fiestas unofficial test pilots We stick our toe in the water to let the other pilots know about the wind said Bryant 64 Drifting toward daylight For the earliest of risers ballooning doesnt get any better than Dawn Patrol By Justin Nyberg For The New Mexican Its too early to fly The night is still mitten cold And the freeways leading to northern Albuquerque are choked with the headlights of the cars of sleepy spectators But somediing remarkable is hap pening Thirteen hotair balloons are already lifting off the wet grass At each blast they flash brilliant colors in the darkness The crowd cheers and the balloons lift higher Dawn Patrol All burn The call comes over the radio Doug Gantt 52 lifts an arm and blasts a plume of flame into the belly of Hamlet the 100foottall pink pigshaped balloon holding him aloft Twelve others follow blazing in unison like giant Christmas bulbs in the earli est blue of dawn and giving new meaning to the term early Is this amazing or what the Castle Rock balloonist remarks almost to himself The flying pig drifts silently over a small sea of upturned faces with a thousand camera bulbs flash ing in agreement Gantt and his fellow pilots are known as the Dawn Patrol a veteran crew hand selected to inaugurate the 34th Albuquerque International Please see DAWN Page C3 Fairness key in choosing new LANL management By Andy Lenderman The New Mexican The men and women choosing who will manage die nations premier nuclear weapons laboratory include a former submarine officer and a lawyer praised for his honesty Thomas DAgostino a deputy administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administra tion and Tyler Przybylek the agencys former general counsel will play a big role in deciding who runs Los Alamos National Laboratory next year Its the first time the man agement contract has been put out for bid since the labs inception in 1943 A new man ager will be announced Dec 1 New Mexico Sens Pete Domenici a Republican and Jeff Bingaman a Democrat were briefed recently by Lin ton Brooks the head of the NNSA Both senators said theyre satisfied with the fair ness of the process for choos ing a new lab manager Please see LANL Page C5 THOMAS DAGOSTINO DAgostino is the acting deputy administrator for defense programs at the National Nuclear Security Admin istration He directs the Stockpile Stewardship Program designed to maintain the reliability and safety of the countrys nuclear weapons He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1980 and later John Hop kins University and the Naval War College His military service included eight years of active duty as an inspec tor on a nuclearpowered submarine And I believe that the members of the Source Evalu ation Board are fairminded and he said in a statement I know Tyler Przybylek and the rest of the board will perform a fair evaluation and provide to me a report of its findings which wil give me the basis for a solid selection on the TYLER PRZYBYLEK Przybylek was named NNSAs chief operating officer in 2002 Before that he was the agencys lawyer Hes also worked in Albuquerque Los Alamos Oak Ridge and New Orleans for the federal Department of Energy He received his bachelors degree from Boston College and a law degree George Washington University Hes got the most integrity of anybody Ive ever worked said Bernie Pleau an NNSA manager based in Los Alamos Stacey Frymier right a student at Southwestern College is studying art therapy with Melody Rice The college offers degrees in counseling grief counseling and art therapy Jane Phillips The New Mexican Teaching the shapes and colors of therapy Southwestern College to receive Pinon Award for community service By Natalie Storey The New Mexican Counselorintraining Stacey Frymier conducts sessions with her clients in a room with glit ter finger paints construction paper and markers Frymier is a candidate for a masters degree in art therapy at Southwestern College a small school enrollment 170 on San Felipe off Airport Road that trains people for mental health professions She tells her mostly adult cli ents to create something from their feelings without trying to make it look like a masterpiece A lot of art therapy is decipher ing abstract shapes and colors Please see THERAPY Page C3 City Houqhton 0863015 hhoij&hlnn@sfnewmcxican.com 7 f F fDcsign and headlines Jay A