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New Mexican (Newspaper) - November 3, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico NOVEMBER THURSDAY 50 CENTS FOREST SERVICE Environmentalists blast new offroad policy By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON Environmentalists and recre ation groups decried a Forest Service plan to restrict ofiHtoad vehicles saying the new policy could legiti mize hundreds of illegal trails carved out by offroad enthusiasts The Forest Service announced Wednesday that it intends to halt the roughhewn roads and trans that proliferate in public forests due to increased traffic by dirt bikes and other offroad vehicles The new policy would require all 155 national for ests and 20 grasslands to designate roads and trails that are open to motorvehicle use But for the first time heavily traveled renegade routes created ille gally by offroad drivers could be designated for legal use Instead of a bold stride we got a baby said Jason Kiely director of the Montanabased Natural Trails and Water Coalition The practical effect is that you are going to have to take out rogue routes created by offroaders one at a The agency said it will take up to four years to designate roads and trails on all 193 million acres of public lands Each forest or grassland will publish a map of approved routes riders can use with penalties specified for riding on unmarked trails Please see POLICY Page A5 THE PLAN Would require ail 155 national forests and 20 grasslands to designate roads and trails that are open for motorvehicle use For the first time heavily trav eled renegade routes created illegally by offroad drivers could be designated for legal use Its kind of sad were closing Its so NICOLE KGPELMAN floor manager at Carlos Gospel Cafe Say Ameri to Carlos Gospel Cafe Jane New Mexican Carlos White of Carlos Gospel Cafe closes out his register for the final time Wednesday afternoon White who has owned the restau rant since 1985 closed his downtown location because of financial difficulties Financial problems force owner to close downtown cafe after 20 years By Bob Quick The New Mexican Carlos Gospel Cafe served its last Alice B Toklas turkey sandwich and its final Jack Dempsey with roast beef to downtown workers before the lunch spot dosed its doors Wednesday after two decades Its kind of sad were floor manager Nicole Kopelman one of about 10 suddenly unemployed workers said s so Carlos White 63 the restaurants mild mannered owner and namesake along with the taped gospel music constantly playing on a stereo system said he fell behind on lease payments for his ground floor spot at 125 Lincoln Plaza White said he was forced out by CB Rich ard Ellis the management company that oversees the property I had a major repair I couldnt afford to White said When I could only pay some of the money they declared me in default Adeie Garcia realestate manager for CB Richard Ellis in Santa Fe said her office was not responsible for Whites lease but only administered it on behalf of First Interstate Plaza Associates owner of the multistory retail and office complex Garcia declined further comment other than to say We wish Carlos the best of luck in his future White said his attorney advised him to Please see CAFE Page A4 Taxrebate checks in the mail from Utah Outofstate company shipping nearly checks to New Mexicans By David Miles The New Mexican The envelope containing your taxrebate check likely will bear official state of New Mexico markings but it will be coming from Logan Utah Thaf s because the state is paying the print ing firm Moore Wallace Inc roughly to print and mail nearly checks to New Mexicans Jan Goodwin secretary of the state Taxation and Revenue Department said the agency hired the firm to meet a Nov 15 deadline to mail the rebate checks The department can not print more than checks a day Good win said Wednesday Theres no way we would get them out by she said The mailing deadline is contained in a tax relief package signed into last week by Gov Bill Richardson The new law includes roughly million in incometax rebates to nearly all New Mexicans The state with the help of the private contractor should easily beat the Nov 15 deadline Moore Wallace which is part of the Chi cagobased printing company RR Donnel ley has printed and mailed roughly rebate checks from its Utah plant this week and should have the rest of the checks in the Please see CHECKS Page A4 OBITUARIES Cecilia M Bachicha Santa 30 Diana M Kim Jose D Lucero Oct 29 Mario E Gonzates 38 Santa Fe OcL 30 Morris Clay 77 Oct 30 Virginia Sena Oct 14 PageC2 THOUSANDS HONOR PARKS Mourners and dozens of speakers pack a Detroit church to honor Rosa Parks in a sevenhour funeral PageA3 CELEBRATION OF WILDLIFE Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuges annual Festival of The Cranes highlights what the preserve south of Socorro has to offer Outdoors Dl Index A locally owned and independent newspaper Annies Crossword Horoscope Local news Lotteries Cl Police Time Domenici lab budgets ping up Senator clashes with Ohio congressman on funding future of facilities By Andy Lenderman The New Mexican Enormous pressure on the federal budget and a lead ing critic of how the national labs are managed have collided in Washington with Sen Pete Domenici RNJVL Domenici has been long regarded as the unbeatable protector of lab funding and jobs in New Mexico He faces an Ohio congressman who argues that the glory days of nuclearweapons spending are over tXS Rep Davici Hbbson ROhio has questioned how much to spend on the countrys nuclearweapons complex Now urgent needs like the war in Iraq and hurricane devastation are competing with money for the labs But Domenici said last week that the overall budgets for both Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories are going up in the 2006 fiscal year He didnt provide further details on nuclear Please see LAB Page A4 SUPREME COURT Senate centrists breaking down on nominee Two GOP defections could hurt Democrats option to filibuster By Jesse The Associated Press WASHINGTON The 14 centrists who averted a Senate breakdown over judicial nominees last spring are showing signs of splintering on President Bushs latest nominee for the Supreme Court That is weakening the hand of Democrats opposed to conservative Appeals Court Judge Samuel Alito and enhancing his prospects for confirmation The unity of the seven Democrats and the seven Republicans in the Gang of 14 was all that halted a major filibuster fight between GOP leader Bill Frist and Democratic leader Harry Reid earlier this year Please see SENATE Page A5 TODAY TALENTED As the goalkeeper for St Michaels High School Margaret Hickey anchors the states stingiest defense and shes only 14 years old Sports Bl Partly cloudy High 68 low 38 PageC8 Main Late 8 News Five sections 30 pages 156th year Issue No 307 Publication No 596440 Serving New Mexico for 156 years i