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New Mexican (Newspaper) - October 15, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE OCTOBER SATURDAY 50 CENTS Alaa Associated Press An Iraqi schoolgirl holds up a copy of the countrys new con stitution this week before a vote on whether to adopt it Iraqis head to the polls Landmark vote will help define the nations fledgling democracy By Hatnza Hendawi Associated Press BAGHDAD Iraqis voted today to give a yes or no to A constitution that would define democracy in Iraq a country once ruled by Saddam Hussein and now sharply divided among its Shiite Sunni and Kurdish communities The polls opened at 7 just hours after insurgents sabotaged power lines in the northern part of the country plunging the Iraqi capital into darkness and cutting off water supplies The capital was eerily quiet under clear blue skies this morn ing Iraqi soldiers and police ringed polling stations at schools and driving was banned to stop suicide car bombings by insurgents determined to wreck the vote Only a few citizens were seen walking to the schools which were protected by concrete barri ers and barbed wire But President Jalal Talabani and Prime Minister Ibrahim alJafaari were shown live on AlIraqiya television voting in a hall in Baghdads heavily fortified Green Zone where parliament and the US Embassy are based After put ting their paper ballots in white andblack plastic boxes both smiled and waved to the public The constitution will pave the way for a national said al Jafaari It is a historical day and Please see IRAQIS Page A5 Symbols on road intended to encourage motorists to make room for bicyclists Steve The fslew Mexican Highway Supply Employees Marc Matlack foreground Mike Tafoya left and Frankie Lujan apply a sharrow symbol on Pacheco Street in Santa Fe The city is haying the symbols installed to alert motorist on streets used frequently by bicyclists Sisns of sharin ByTomSharpe The New Mexican Those bicycle symbols you see on some Santa Fe streets are aimed at urging motorists to share the road with bicyclists Sharrows are supposed to alert motorists to streets that are used frequently by bicycles but have no separate bikes lanes They are often stenciled on narrow streets where cars sometimes squeeze bicycles off the roads or where vehicles are parked so close to theIane that bicyclists have to avoid people opening door to exit cars The city Bicycles and Trails Committee for years has been asking the city Public Works Department to install sharrows Highway Supply LLC of Albuquerque began put ting down the sharrows with intersectiongrade tape often used for crosswalks about two weeks ago and will continue through this week City trafficoperations engineer Rick Devine said the symbols depicting a bicycle with chevrons pointing in the direction bicycles should be traveling are similar to Please see SHARING Page A4 PREPARE TO Galisteo Road from Coronado Road to Paseo de Peralta Washington Avenue from Fed eral Place to Palace Avenue Marcy Street from Paseo de Peralta to Grant Avenue Baca Street from Cerrillos Road to Agua Frfa Street Pacheco Street from Camino de Monte Rey to Alta Vista Street Camino Cabra from Atalaya Elementary to Upper Canyon Road Artist Road from Prince Street to Washington Avenue Alameda from Upper Canyon to Camino Pequefio and from W Water Street to Delgado Street Camino dei Monte Sol from Old Santa Fe Trail to Camino de Cruz Blancaw TREASURER SCANDAL Vigil pleads not guilty to 19 new charges By Andy Lenderman The New Mexican ALBUQUERQUE State Treasurer Robert Vigil pleaded not guilty to 19 federal extortion charges Friday morning and his lawyer said a jury would exonerate him Its going to be clear to them that the FBI has been conned and my client didnt participate in any Vigils lawyer Sam Bregman said after the hearing in District Court Vigil previously pleaded not guilty to two other charges of extor tion Prosecutors allege that he and former Treasurer Michael Montoya received kickbacks from private investment advisers in exchange for sending state investment business to them Montoya faces two charges of extortion and also has pleaded not Robert Vigil guilty Judge James A Parker denied the governments request that Vigil be required to post bond as a con dition of his release noting that he like other federal judges relied heavily on the recommendations of the courts Pretrial Services Division Those recommen dations noted that Vigil has family support no prior criminal history and strong ties to the community Parker said I have to agree with pretrial services that I dont see a need for monetary security in this Parker told Assistant Attorney Johnathon MGerson Please see VIGIL Page A4 Ray Sena involved in schooldistrict business again Former Shuttle jack owner is now employed by company that won controversial benefits contract By John Sena The New Mexican Ray Sena was released from prison less than four months ago after serving two years as a result of a bus crash that killed two people on a Santa Fe school district trip Now he is working for a company that was awarded a controversial con tract by the district Sena a former state Democratic Party chairman pleaded guilty in October 2002 to involuntary manslaughter and other crimes in the March crash that killed Apodaca 44 and student Eric Garcia 11 and injured more than 30 other people during a return trip from Ski Santa Fe Ray Sena The National Transporta tion Safety Board has said the brakes on the bus that crashed failed coming down Hyde Park Road because they were out of adjustment Senas Shuttle jack Bus Co owned that bus Sena now works for Transamericano which Please see SENA Page A4 COMING SUNDAY In 1918 some New Mexicans died from the Spanish flu Now state officials worry that a new avian flu first reported in 1997 could cause even more deaths in the state if the virus figures out a way to spread from one human being to another Read about the possibility of a new pandemic in Sundays New Mexican ONE QUICK BRICK The timing might be terrible but the newest Land Rover is well equipped to race down a road all its own Drive El TRAFFIC JAM AHEAD Tracking cell phones could improve the governments information on traffic flow Health Science Dl OBITUARIES Santa Fe Oct 14 Louise 0 Hatpin 88 Santa Fe Oct 14 Ernesto Otguin Oct 14 Cfeo Trupto 99 Cordova Oct 14 Page C2 ST MICHAELS SUPERIORITY Lady Horsemen dominate at Capital City Invitational meet Sports Bl MADRID CONFIRMS HOUSE RACE State AG willrun against Heather Wilson Local news Cl TODAY Some sun a shower orTstorm High 62 low 42 PageC8 Index Annies Health Local Police Bl Time Main Late News Five sections 40 pages TV Book 56 pages 156th year Issue No 288 Publication No 596440 A butty owned amM Serving New Mexico f or 15i years
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