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   New Mexican (Newspaper) - October 29, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico                                THE SANTA FE OCTOBER HOW MUCH DO YOU GET The size of your rebate depends on your 2004 state incometax return ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME NUMBER OF EXEMPTIONS 1 2345 SATURDAY 50 CENTS Rebates tax cuts on the way Over Source State Taxation and Revenue Department For more information visit State to begin mailing checks next week By David Miles The New Mexican Gov Bill Richardson on Friday signed into law a taxrelief package that includes rebates he had sought and accelerated tax cuts he had fought The action clears the way for the state Taxation and Revenue Depart ment to begin mailing rebate checks next week to all New Mexico taxpay ers part of a Richardsonbacked plan to help ease the pain of higher gasoline and homeheating costs However Richardson said he would have preferred to wait until lawmakers convene a 30day session in January to address speededup incometax cuts for wealthier New Mexicans During this months special leg islative session Richardson initially opposed Senatebacked proposals to accelerate the alreadyenacted tax cuts But the governor Friday said higherthanexpected revenue projec tions mean New Mexico can lower the states top incometax rate this year and again next year Im now confident that we can afford these because of the very healthy projections that have been reported to Richardson said at a Capitol news conference Please see REBATES Page A6 Fullservice Vision First phase of retirement community for gays set to open Monday Luis Sanchez New Mexican Bobbi Swank left walks through her new home Thursday at Santa Fe with Atma Wiseman an interior designer All 6O condos have been sold in Santa Fes new gay retirement community which also will feature 6O independentliving rental units 1 Bill RainbowVision Santa Fe Alexander New Mexican ByTomSharpe The New Mexican What is billed as the worlds first fullservice retirement home for gays will open its first 20 condominiums Monday When RainbowVision Santa Fe is completed next May the complex on 13 acres at 500 Rodeo Road will have 60 condomini ums 60 apartments and 26 assistedliving units All 60 condominiums have been sold at prices ranging from to said Joy Silver president and chief executive officer of Rain bowVision Properties She said project is designed for gay lesbian bisexual and transgendered people in their second 50 The condos and apartments will be named Chelsea Village in honor of the New York City neighborhood the secondstory assistedliving units are called The Castro after the street in San Francisco But Silver said straight people are welcome at RainbowVision too Twenty percent of our pop ulation as we know it now is mainstream mean Please see VISION Page A6 Women file suit over hidden toilet camera 4 suing state department former coworker By Jason Auslander The New Mexican Four female state employees say a male former colleague caused them shame and embarrassment after he allegedly used a hidden camera to record them using a toilet last fall Now the women are suing the state of New Mexico the state Department of Trans portation and former coworker Ronald D Myers 57 in state District Court Lawenforcement officials have said Myers alleged actions dont violate New Mexico criminal laws as longas they dont involve minors But Priscilla Rael Mary Brenda Rael Pamela Henry and Erica Garcia contend in separate but identical complaints that they have suffered physical and mental pain The lawsuits allege that Myers actions made them objects of derision and amuse ment by coworkers resulting in a hostile uncomfortable environment for their work and made them the subject of coarse jokes and An employee discovered the camera in September 2004 in a unisex bathroom at Please see FILE Page A4 OBITUARIES Edward Wright 65 Santa 26 Stephen Valencia 14 Oct 27 PageC2 COMING SUNDAY The Santa Fe school district hopes that a new emphasis on math will have the same result as its earlier focus on literacy raise student achievement Fall back an hour Sunday OLDSCHOOL LOOK WITH A SURPRISE The 2006 Commander has the classic look of a Jeep but its the companys first sportutility vehicle designed to seat seven passengers Drive El Index LOBOS HIT HIGH LOW VS RAMS New Mexicos Dontrell Moore becomes the sixth running back in flCAA history to reach yards in four straight seasons but the Lobos fall after blowing a 13point halftime lead Sports Bl CIALEAK PROBE Libby indicted Bush in crisis The case Top Cheney aide resigns Rove spared By Shannon McCaffrey Knight Ridder Newspapers WASHINGTON Vice President Dick Cheneys top aide was indicted Friday on charges of obstructing justice and perjury following a twoyear investigation that revived the nations bitter debate over the Bush administrations flawed rationale for going to war in Iraq I Lewis Scooter Libby 55 resigned soon after the fivecount indictment was announced and left the White House Cheney said he accepted Lib exs resignation with deep Fie called his longtime aide one of the most talented and capable individuals I have ever Libbys lawyer Joseph Tate said his client was inno cent and promised a vigorous defense The indictment announcement caps an investigation that began over the leak of an undercover CIA officers Please see CASE Page A5 Analysis Charges likely to spark new debate on Iraq By Michael Tackett Chicago Tribune WASHINGTON It is not always what happens here that matters as much as when it happens A few years ago the indictment of the littleknown beyondtheBeltway chief of staff to the vice president even one called by a memorable childlike nickname could have been dismissed as a limited action by an individual rogue But the criminal charges against Lewis Scooter Libby the chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney come at the worst possible time for the Bush adminis tration and the context is critical Libfays indictment represents for the Bush admin istration something even more serious than the felony charge that it is It invites a reopening through a public Please see ANALYSIS Page A4 INSIDE The path to indictment Page A5 Annies Horoscope Police THE BLUE YEARS Depression can hit teenagers and kids just as it hits adults Hearth Science Dl Time ST MICHAELS OUSTED Boys upset in first round of state soccer tourney Sports Bl Main 9833303 Late News TODAY Partly sunny chance of rain High 64 low 37 PageC8 Five sections 40 pages TV Book 56 pages 156th year Issue No 302 Publication No 596440 AlociMly owned JMM Serving New Mexico for 156 years   

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