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   New Mexican (Newspaper) - October 18, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico                                NEW THE SANTA FE OCTOBER TUESDAY 50 CENTS NORTH KOREA VISIT Richardson to ask for concrete steps to dismantle nuclear weapons program Gpv Bill Richardson on his way to North Korea for three days of talks speaks at Yokota Air Base on the outskirts of Tokyo on Koji Sasahara The Associated Press Im not there to negotiate anything new Ng Han Associated Press During the annual massive propaganda spectacle known as a mass game held today in Pyongyang North Koreans perform in front of a display of thousands of children holding up cards North Koreas staterun news agency reported Monday evening that Gov Bill Richardson had arrived in Pyongyang for three days of negotiations Richardson has been to North Korea several times before and has kept up ties with Pyongyang officials By Joseph Coieman The Associated Press TOKYO New Mexico Gov Bill Richardson on his way to North Korea for three days of talks said Monday that he would press the communist country for concrete steps to dismantle its nuclearweapons pn gram and a commitment to allow verification that it will remain nuclearfree Richardson a former ambassador to the United Nations also said on a brief refuel ing stop in Tokyo that he would urge North Korean officials to cooperate with humanitar ianaid organizations and allow them to oper ate more freely in the reclusive country Were going to focus on two important areas one is verification the second is what steps are the North Koreans taking to disman tle their nuclear weapons concrete Richardson said at Yokota Air Base on the out skirts of Tokyo North Koreas staterun news agency KCNA reported Monday evening that Richardson had arrived in Pyongyang Richardson a Democrat and not part of the Republican administration of President Bush has been to North Korea several times in the past and has kept up ties with Pyongyang offi cials over the years He visited Pyongyang at the request of North Korea Richardson however denied that he was an saying that he was fully supportive Please see NEGOTIATE Page A3 AFFORDABLE HOUSING Developers say new rules wont work Proponents of zoning proposal say measure will increase less pricey homes By Julie Ann Grimm The New Mexican Not Thats the way the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association described a proposal that would require most developers to sell 30 percent of new homes in Santa Fe County at certain prices in the name of increasing affordable housing here Santa Fe County is scheduled to again discuss new affordablehousing rules in a study session today at 3 in the County Commission chambers Proponents of the rules disagree with the builders group and others who argue that the new inclusionary zoning wont work Its not like everybody relishes the idea of going to 30 percent but they can do it and they know they can do said Lyrine Canning who has studied the issue as a member of the Regional Affordable Housing Task OBITUARIES Antionette A Montoya Oct 15 Arthur 0 Vigil 74 Pecos Oct 14 Jose L Baca 82 Santa Fe Octl4 Pedro Lucero 75 Santa Fe Oct 15 Virginia L Sena 58 Santa Fe Oct 14 PageC2 Force I know its not easy but I do believe it can be done and I believe it has to be The County Commission already has held two study sessions on the proposed rules which were intro duced after more than a year of work by a citizen task force and are aimed at offering relief to the regions high priced housing market Please see RULES Page A4 TREASURER SCANDAL Vigil refuses to testify for panel Lawyer says he wont allow client to give taped deposition provide sworn statements or answer written questions By Steve Terrell The New Mexican Indicted state Treasurer Robert Vigil will not testify before a state House of Representatives panel investigating the possibility of impeaching him Former state Supreme Court Justice Paul Kennedy told the impeachment panel Monday that Vigils lawyer Sam Bregman has told him that Vigil wont tes tify live give a taped deposition provide a sworn statement or answer written questions It has been made very clear to me by Mr Bregman that Mr Vigil will not cooperate in any fashion with this subcommittee or its Kennedy told the panel Vigil is facing impeachment as well as 19 federal felony counts of extortion related to an alleged kickback scheme involving state investments In an interview Bregman who initially said Vigil would participate in the impeachment pro ceedings said he wont allow his client to testify because Kennedy wont allow him to subpoena witnesses specifically three men who have cooperated with the FBI in the case against Vigil He wont even let me question my Bregman said of Kennedy In meetings of the impeachment panel Kennedy Please see TESTIFY Page A4 Robert Vigil COUNTY JAIL Witness tells of inmates tragic death Sheriff saddened by Saturdays events vows to make necessary changes at facility By Julie Ann Grimm The New Mexican An Espanola woman who died over the week end at the Santa Fe County jail had been released from a hospital hours before her death according to records obtained by county sheriffs investiga tors But a woman who said she was holding Carole D Gutierrez in her arms when she lost conscious ness for the last time said Gutierrez appeared to be going through drug withdrawal and was left in a booking cell to die She was laying on the floor and she was really really said the woman who was booked that night on a traffic violation She declined to be identified jail guards and nurses have the Please see WITNESS Page A4 PUJOLS PULLS CARDS BACK INTO NLCS SERIES Albert Pujols saved St Louis by hitting a stunning threerun homer off Brad Lidge in the ninth inning as the Cardinals rallied for a big win in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series Sports Bl BACK ON HER FEET Susie Brauner a New Orleans native and evacuee says she has it so good in Northern New Mexico shes feeling guilty Local Cl TODAY Partly cloudy High 72 low 44 PageC6 Index 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