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New Mexican (Newspaper) - November 6, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico NOVEMBER 6 2005 ID law rattles voters in Arizona Measure designed to prevent illegal immigrants from casting ballots By Nicholas Riccardi Los Angeles Times PHOENIX A stringent new voteridentification law being put into effect in Arizona designed to keep illegal immigrants from voting is also preventing thousands of legiti mate voters from casting ballots in Tuesdays election according to elec tion officials Part of antiillegal immigrant Prop osition 200 which voters approved last year the regulations require prov ing citizenship to register to vote and showing a photo identification at the polls The law put this border state at the edge of a nationwide push to tighten screening at thepolls 15 states now require ID at polling places but no other state requires documentation of citizenship to register Its a movement advocates say is long overdue to prevent elec tion fraud but which critics say will decrease voter turnout and has already disenfranchised thousands of Please see VOTERS Page A4 ABORTION What if Roe were reversed Statebystate battles likely if Supreme Court reversed ruling By David Crary The Associated Press NEW YORK Undoubtedly there would be tumult likely roil ing every statehouse in the nation Beyond that little is certain about what would unfold if the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade the divisive 1973 decision establishing a womans right to have an abortion Reversal remains only a hypothesis for now yet both sides in the abortion debate are discussing the demise of Roe as an increasingly serious pos sibility President Bushs nomination of conservative Samuel Alito to replace moderate Justice Sandra Day OConnor heightens the prospect of tighter restrictions on abortion and another vacancy could occur any time that Piease see ROE Page A4 SUNDAY CYCLE OF VIOLENCE ONE DOLLAR LVJL I didnt deserve that Santa Fe police and court officials are seeing a surge in domesticabuse cases and in the intensity of the attacks Sgt Tom Wiggins who supervises the Santa Fe Police Violent Crimes Unit makes a house call Sept 21 to follow up on a domesticviolence report from the previous night Such visits help victims get services they might need and they can strengthen a prosecutors case ia3 Breaking away from abusive relationships By Barbara Ferry The New Mexican The list of bad things that have been done to Cecilia is long It includes being dragged out of a swimming pool and across a parking lot by her hair having twoliter soda bottles and a telephone thrown at her head a knife held to her neck raped Two husbands and a boyfriend physi cally and emotionally abused Cecilia who asked that her real name not be used for a total of more than 12 years but she didnt think of herself as a victim of domestic violence She didnt call it that She didnt call it anything It was just her husbands bad temper her boyfriends drug addiction her per sonal issues that had to be kept secret her life Please see CECILIAS STORY A6 THE SERIES Santa Fe police have seen a surge in domesticabuse cases TODAY New Mexico needs to strengthen domestic violence laws a state representative says MONDAY From Indian Country to the immigrant com munity culture can affect how people deal with violence TUESDAY Las Vegas is trying San Diegos approach to helping victims WEDNESDAY By Doug Mattson Photos by Kathy De La Torre The New Mexican She hobbled around the bed on her tender ankle winced and eased herself onto the mattress No she said using little time to think about the question She wont wait for him to get out of jail not at the risk of another beating Shell be gone from their westside apartment by then oft to a safer existence I didnt deserve she told Santa Fe Police SgL Tom Wiggins her bandaged ankle now hanging over the edge of the bed A dent in her leg remained from the night before when it wras clubbed with a wooden plank according to police As they talked Wiggins took photos of the ankle and her bruised shoulder He looked behind her ears where she said it hurt from repeated head slaps I will not stay with the she said as a fan whirred in the dark cluttered tworoom home About to light a cigarette she said I wont be here when he gets out But her insistence countered Wiggins tone an inflection that hinted she might return to her alleged abuser Women often do and this one says she was sent to the hospital by the same man last What finally causes a woman to leave forever depends largely on the circumstances experts say Emotional and eco nomic dependence the complica tions of child custody and basic raw fear often keep victims with their abusers for years Only you know in your heart if this is the Wiggins said to the woman This whole exchange came on Sept 21 the tail end of what officials say was a busy summer of respond ing to domesticviolence reports Police and court officials have not only seen a surge in cases lately but the violence has generally been more intense and more often has involved weapons This year police had made 337 domesticviolence Please see VIOLENCE Page A6 OBITUARIES Gorman 74 Taos Nov 3 Eliza M Ortiz 91 Chimayo Nov 3 Emilia Ponce Nov 2 Otis Rosacker 95 Santa Fe Nov 3 Raymond A Spencer Santa Fe Oct 24 David W Hamerdinger 58 Oct 17 Page C2 THE PERFECT PLACE n the 1950s returning soldiers were searching for a place to call home they found it at Casa Solana Neighbors El OF Collectors from around the country will be in town to share and display a variety of nativity scenes Local news Bl DOYOUSUDOKU Sudoko a Japaneseinspired placement puzzle that is addictive and consuming starts today Sunday inside Index A locally owned and independent newspaper Annies Horoscope Mutual D8 Nation Police Time Main Late News TODAY Mostly sunny High 66 low 36 Page C6 f Eleven sections 112 pages 9840363 Sunday magazine 40 pages 156th year Issue No 310 9863030 Publication No 596440 Serving New Mexico for 156 years