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New Mexican (Newspaper) - October 2, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico D6 THE NEW MEXICAN Sunday October 2 2005 Meetings THE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER at Santa Fe Community College is offer ing the following workshops Oct 10 Certified Bookkeep ing Course Oct 11 Information Session for CRS Taxpayers 9 free Oct 13 Focus on Sales 9 Oct 28 Steps to Starting a Small Business 11 Oct 29 Managing Your Web Site Development 9 3 Call SBDC at 4281343 to reg ister Workshop information also at THE SANTA FE CHAPTER OF SCORE is holding a series of 14 free management workshops from 6 to 8 at the Santa Fe Business Incubator 3900 Paseo del Sol The upcoming work shops are Tuesday Financing Your Business Thursday Building the Team You Want to Lead Oct 11 Leading the Team You Want to Build Oct 13 The Importing and Exporting Business THE SANTA FE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will hold Busi ness Over Breakfast Friday from 7 to at Borders Books and Music in the Sanbusco Mar ket Center for members for nonmembers Lunch with a Punch a Santa Fe legislative and city election forum is set for Oct 18 at at Los Mayas 409 W Water St Call 9883279 for more infor mation and to RSVP HOT LINE WORKSHOP dealing with rights obligations and remedies of tenants and landlords will be Oct 15 from to at Santa Fe Civic Housing Authority 664 Alta Vista St The fee including a complete handbook for land lords is without the book the cost is RSVP at 983 8447 Or email com THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICOLOS ALAMOS SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER will offer a workshop Negotiating a License with Los Alamos National on Oct 13 from 2 to 5 No fee Quality New Mexico Why Baldrige An Introduction to Per formance Excellence will be held Oct 20 from to at The Bishops Lodge in Tesuque Free Limited to 60 people For more information call 661 4803 or visit THE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER AT NORTHERN NEW MEXICO COMMUNITY COLLEGE will offer a workshop QuickBooks Friday from 9 to 5 at the college The workshop is free but seat ing is limited Call 505 747 2236 to register THE NEW MEXICO BIONEERS CONFERENCE featur ing crosscultural and globally recognized scientific and social innovators will be held Oct 1416 in Taos and Albuquerque Oneday registration starts at with discounts for youth and seniors Call 505 7582103 or visit for more information Bankruptcies Chapter 7 Liquidation 4 70518175MS Sylvia Johnson Santa Fe Debts and properties not listed 70518251SS Brian L Gonzales Glorieta Debts property ECONOMIC UPDATE INTERNET NORTHERN NEW MEXICO JOB INDICATORS UNEMPLOYMENT 2005 2004 Aug Aug UNEMPLOYMENT LOS ALAMOS 2005 2004 Aug Aug ECONOMIC INDICATORS OCCUPANCY RATES 2005 2004 Aug Aug LODGERS TAXES 2005 2004 August August From July room sales percent increase GROSSRECEIPTS TAXES 2005 2004 Sept Sept million million GASOLINE PRICES A recent Weekend Gas Watch from AAA New Mexico indicated the average price of a gallon of unleaded regular In the Santa Fe area was though the price was above that at many stations The price in Albuquerque was and in Las Cruces CONSTRUCTION NEW CONTRACTS Residential August 2005 August 2004 million million 70518199SS Larry R and Kerry L Lasiter Santa Fe Debts property 70518142SS Ruth A Schuler Santa Fe Debts property 70518187SS Raul R Arellano fdba Augustinas Cafe Holman Debts prop erty 70518197SS Jan Rob inson Santa Fe Debts property 70518121Rondal D Tym and Susan B Lopez Santa Fe Debts property 70518125MS Leandro V and Lorraine E Anaya Santa Fe Debts property 470518131MS Mark W Ihlefeld Santa Fe Debts and property not listed 70519020SS Anthony and Jennifer Lovato Santa Fe Debts property 70517912MS Audrey E Parrel I Santa Fe Debts property 70517995MS Robert S Bramer Velarde Debts and property not listed 70518003SS Gregg E Hartnell Santa Fe Debts property Bankruptcies Chapter 13 Debt reorganization 130517926SS Leon ard Velasquez Canones Debts property For homedelivery call 9840363 18008733372 roll fiee outside Sama Fe THE SANTA FE NEWMEXICAN CV tJii story GREAT PERFORMERS Mariachi El Porvernir Bax NFL tickets Santa Fe Symphony and Leru 5 ST FRANCIS SCHOOL BAZAAR Sunday Oct 2 9am 4pm in Raffle Prizes top prize HUGE Silent Auction Great Refreshments Entertainment Games for all Ages 275 E Alameda Santa Fe More than half of uses broadband By Jon Van Chicago Tribune CHICAGO When Americans go online at home three out of Five now take the fast lane according to a survey released Thursday by In August more than 61 percent of American visits to the Internet were con nected by broadband which includes cable modems digital subscriber lines and some satellite and fiber connections Nielsen found Thats up from about 51 percent a year earlier Broadband adoption has become an important measure in recent years Many new technologies such as Internet tele phone service require broadband speeds to operate Phone companies SBC Communi cations Inc and Verizon Communications Inc are spending billions to upgrade their networks with fiber to deliver video and broadband to homes Continuing increase in broadband use is an essential step in a maturing said Charles Buchwalter Nielsen vice presi dent of client analytics Compared with their narrowband counterparts broadband users spend more time and money Nielsens survey found that 42 percent of all Americans now have access to broad band at home up from 36 percent in Janu Most analysts expect Americas embrace of broadband will continue but at what rate is uncertain ary It credited a price war for DSL service for aiding the jump Over the last year carriers have responded to the growing demand for lowercost Buchwalter said All indications are that this trend will con Concerned that cable modems are more popular than DSL SBC earlier this year introduced a basic DSL service for a month Verizon followed suit during the summer Phone companies hope that once cus tomers try the service they will want faster DSL at higher prices Cable compa nies have been raising thespeeds offered by cable modem service while keeping monthly charges in the to range Traditional dialup Internet access is in decline as broadband popularity grows In August Nielsen counted 86 million broad band Internet connections which was up 34 percent over August 2004 It counted 54 million dialup visits down 10 percent from a year earlier Nielsens data shows that about 30 per cent of Americans dont have a home Inter net connection of any kind a rate that has remained flat for the year Wireless phone companies are also upgrading their technology to deliver data atspeeds that are comparable to DSL Several wireless carriers now offer video satellite radio and other services over high speed links Most analysts expect Americas embrace of broadband will continue but at what rate is uncertain A report released in late August by the Pew Internet American Life Project suggests that highspeed Inter net adoption is slowing The Pew Projects data indicates that a large group among the people now relying upon dialup connections doesnt use the Internet very heavily and may be disin clined to make the leap to broadband The migration to broadband is happen ing more slowly for dialup users in 2005 than in said John B Horrigan Pew Project research director Todays dialup users are older less educated and with lower income than their counterparts in 2002 These are all factors associated with tepid Internet lo iv r i fc h I ENERGY Crude awakening for airline industry By Eric Torbenson The Dallas Morning News DALLAS Airlines already crumbling under crude oil prices face another eyepopping expense the recordhigh cost of turning crude into jet fuel Since hurricanes Katrina and Rita idled much of the Gulf of Mexicos refining capacity most airlines have been paying an extra premium to refine or crack the oil into kerosene like jet fuel In July before the storms air lines paid the equivalent of per barrel of crude on top of the spot price to keep planes aloft Now the crack spread has spiked to nearly meaning it costs nearly as much to refine the jet fuel as it does to buy a barrel of crude The price of crude rose 44 cents Thursday to a barrel Were just in a classic inven tory said David Frey man vice president of Barnes and Click a Dallasbased energy consultancy At some point were possibly going to see some spot Domestic refineries are geared toward making gasoline and diesel fuel with jet fuel coming in a distant third Gulf refineries produce about half the nations jet fuel many of the damaged refineries wont restart for days and it may be several weeks before they reach normal capacity These things cant be turned on like a light Freyman said The spike in refining costs come at the worst possible time for airlines and the grim outlook for jet fuel was a factor in the bankruptcy filings this month from Northwest Air lines Inc and Delta Air Lines both of which were fully exposed to market prices While both those airlines tried hard to stay solvent fuel prices and the hurricanerelated price spikes made time run out on the said analyst Ray Neidl of Calyon Securities Inc in a note to investors United Airlines expected to reor ganize from bankruptcy next year probably needs to further modify its business plan with oil above a he wrote American Airlines Inc is doing all it can to buy fuel at the lowest prices in different parts of the country away from the Gulf but is essentially forced to pay the brunt of the higher refinery costs The carrier expects to pay billion more this year than last for jet fuel Southwest Airlines Co finds itself in a substantially better position Not only does South west have 85 percent of its jet fuel needs prepurchased at oil prices equivalent to for this year but the lowfare car OJ nc in od rier also has hedged its risk on refining costs for this year m as well said spokesman Ed q Stewart The lingering concern for Southwest remains that its protections will gradually fade Co in coming years The industrys outlook for bothnj crude oil prices and for refining costs isnt pretty The shortterm damage from the Gulf storms isnt completely clear Freyman fij said but more capacity should vo return in a few weeks n Fixing the longterm refinery nr shortage could take up to five years according to Vaughn Cordle of AirlineForecasts nl EXPERT AUTO REPAIR SERVICE TROOPER RODEO PASSPORT SPECIALISTS Volvo Saab Specialists Subaru Toyota Kia Honda A euro Moxda Saturn Suzuki Nissan VW Jeep Hyundai Mitsubishi 1WINTERIZE NOW j Ail Major Credit Cards Towing Available 2872 TRADES WEST ROAD Off Siler Road 4387112 SPECIAL HISTORIC DESIGN REVIEW BOARD MEETING TUESDAY OCTOBER 1 8 2005 CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS A CALL TO ORDER B ROLL CALL C APPROVAL OF AGENDA D APPROVAL OF MINUTES E COMMUNICATIONS F ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS G OLD BUSINESS TO REMAIN POSTPONED H OLD BUSINESS 1 Case OH0521 201 W Marcy Downtown Eastside Historic District FentressBradburn Architects agents for the City of Santa Fe propose to demolish the NonContributing Sweeney Center and to construct a sq ft civic center with 2level underground garage to a maximum height of 45 where the maximum allowable height is 30 A height exception is requested Section Also finish materials and colors will be presented I NEW BUSINESS J MATTERS FROM THE BOARD K BUSINESS FROM THE FLOOR L ADJOURNMENT For more information regarding the case on this agenda please call the Planning Division at 9556605 Interpreter for the hearing impaired is available through the City Clerks Office upon five 5 days notice ANTA FE SYMPHONY Concert Today Cancer Institute of New Mexico presents i k Tuesday Talks Patient Family Education 1 f nic Dances from est Side tory Prokofiev Sonjeo Juliet timeless tale of starcrossed lovers Steven Smith conducts SUNDAY OCTOBER 2 pm at the Lensic rW Performing Art Center Tuesday Talks are FREE Time 5pm to 7pm Location Community Room at the Cancer Institute of New Mexico 490A W Zia Rd Santa Fe Reservations Required Call Martha at 5059557958 J rad in part by Alamos I October 1 2005 Basic Nutrition and Cancer presented by Esparza Dietician November I 2005 Dealing with the Diagnosis of Cancer presented by Ronald Kubica MD December 6 2005 NonSurgical Treatment of Prostate Cancer presented by Katub Khan MD January 3 2006 Breast Cancer presented by Karen LoRusso MD February 7 2006 End of Life Care presented by David Snydcr MD Oo SmnrE Banking saepuns OUJL eAaqv suqo dnojB aoueC Call 9831414 To learn more call 5059557900 rj 490A West Zia Road Santa Fe K II m CANCER INSTITUTE of New Mexico
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