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New Mexican (Newspaper) - October 21, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico OCTOBER FRIDAY 50 CENTS 5 charged in bowling alley killing By Jason Auslander The New Mexican Police charged five outoftown magazine salesmen with murder Thursday after a 32yearold Santa Fe man died early in the morning following a fight in the parking lot of a bowling alley and bar Benjamin E Suazo of the 4100 block of South Meadows Road was pronounced dead at St Vincent Regional Medical Centerabout 2 Thursday said Deputy Police Chief Eric Johnson Police took about 10 people into custody for questioning after the inci dent and charged the five late Thursday night with an open count of murder conspiracy and tampering with evidence he said Charged were Dewell Keith Lafleur 30 of Chester field James Combs 20 of St Clair Jason D Furden 27 of Lawrence Joshua Burgess 23 of Miamisburg Ohio and Andrew Long 22 of Liberty Mp The others taken into custody were released he said The men charged are part of a group who came to Santa Fe from Michigan to sell magazine subscrip tions doortodoor said Deputy District Attorney Bar bara Romo the prosecutor assigned to the case Police first responded to Silva Lanes 1352 Rufina Circle about on a call from the bowling alley about a fight Johnson said The five charged as well as the victim had been at the bowling alley during the night he said An argument later in the parking lot then escalated into a fight Johnson said Suazo might have been struck by an sportutil ity vehicle after the fight he said Both Romo and Johnson said it was unclear if Suazo was struck inten Please see KILLING Page A7 Silva Lanes Alexander New Mexican Writing on the wall Mural artists spray paint tale of times effect on cities by Lnro Snu uyInc Now Jordan Taaffe left and Eyje Shenandoah work on a mural Wednesday on a wall outside the Alameda Street home of Juan Lopez Taaffe and Shenandoah were commissioned to do the painting project after Lopez saw a mural at Warehouse 21 that the artists had done By Henry M Lopez The New Mexican Eyje Shenandoah and Jordan Taaffe live lean these days Neither has much money or a steady job Taaffe doesnt even have a telephone But both are chasing dreams that one day they can make comfortable livings spray painting walls If I could do this all day everyday then Id be content with my said Taaffe 25 Theduo has spent this week spray paint ing a mural on a cinderblock wall along West Aiameda Street between Spruce and Pine streets The 30footlong mural depicts two distinct versions of Santa Fe separated by what Shenandoah 24 calls a Tree of Life In planning the work Taaffe and Shenan doah each took responsibility for onehalf of the wall On the murals left Taaffe has painted or as graffiti artists say a decaying urban skyline fronted by a decay ing brick wall Shenandoah on the other side painted a cluster of adobe homes fronted by cactuses Graffiti artists like Taaffe and Shenan Graffiti artists like Jordan Taaffe and Eyje Shenandoah are sometimes referred to as writers by peers and their paintings are their stories Shenandoah searches for the right color of spray paint doah are sometimes referred to as writers by peers and their paintings are their sto ries Shenandoah said the mural stood as a progression of time and its effects on cities Taaffe however said it was up to observers to come up with their own interpretations If you dont get it by looking at it youre not going to get Taaffe said Homeowner Juan Lopez hired the pair to design and paint the wall after seeing them work at Warehouse 21 Lopez said he was trying to beautify the neighborhood with art and added he had received nothing but encouraging comments from his neighbors I always wanted to have a painting and this just seemed like the perfect said Lopez a tile contractor Lopez said he had considered applying Please see WRITING Page A7 OBITUARIES Elizabeth Anderson Eloy Hernandez 51 Oct 15 George M Harris Oct 18 Paul J Gomez 63 Aug 16 SamArtino PageC2 SETBACK IN SADDAMS TRIAL The trial of Saddam Hussein took a turn Thursday when gunmen kidnapped a lawyer for one of the ex dictators co defendents PageC8 STEELING FOR WILMA Tourists and residents in the Yucatan sought shelter and Cubans evacuated ahead of another monster hurricane Page A4 NFL FRIDAY NIGHT Miami hosts Kansas City tonight hoping to beat hurricane Sports Bl CONGRESS Law blocks crime victims from suing gun makers By Laurie Kellman The Associated Press WASHINGTON Congress gave the gun lobby its top legislative priority Thursday passing a bill pro tecting the firearms industry from massive crimevic tim lawsuits President Bush said he will sign it Our laws should punish criminals who use guns to commit crimes not lawabiding manufacturers of law ful Bush said in a statement The House voted 283144 to send the bill to the pres ident after supporters led by the National Rifle Asso it vital to protect the industry from being bankrupted by huge jury awards Opponents waging a tough battle against growing public support for the legislation called it proof of the gun lobbys power over the Republicancontrolled Congress This legislation will make die unregulated gun industry the most pampered industry in said Kristcn Rand director of the Violence Policy Center Under the measure a halfdozen pending lawsuits Please see LAW Page A6 Teen comes clean goldendoodle and owner reunited By Anne Constable The New Mexican A goldendoodle named Jamie Lee is back home this week with her 81 yearold Santa Fe owner June Mahon said the dog a cross between a golden retriever and a poodle was taken from outside the post office on Pacheco Street midday Monday while she was inside On Tuesday Mahon said she received a call from a teenage girl who said she thought the dog had been abandoned although it was wearing a collar and a leash Mahon met the girl Tuesday night in the parking lot at El Gancho on Old Las Vegas Highway to exchange the See REUNITED Page A6 Jamie Lee Missing dog was returned to its owner ANIMAL CODE The citys Restraint of Animals law states it is ille gal to have a dog in a public place unless the dog is on a leash and under the immediate physical control of the person having City code also prohibits a person from taking a pet without the owners consent without notifying the ani malcontrol director Index Annies Generation Horoscope D8 Local Police Time APOLLO TO EARTH AND BACK AGAIN Peter Boals march from promising student at the School of American Ballet to acclaimed principal dancer in its parent company the New York City Ballet was logical and steady But recently hes taken a left turn forming Peter Boal Company a small group of outstanding dancers Pasatiempo inside Main Lato News TODAY Mostly sunny High 70 low 40 Page C10 Five sections 44 pages Pasatiempo 88 pages 156th year Issue No 294 Publication No 596440