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New Mexican (Newspaper) - November 7, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico gij NOVEMBER MONDAY 50 CENTS CYCLE OF VIOLENCE Jail time often wakes up the offenders Mimi Stewart Legislation Democrat wants tougher penalties By Barbara Ferry The New Mexican Mimi Stewart is pissed off The Albuquerque Democrat has been in the House for 12 years and spent much of that time fighting for stiffer penalties for domesticviolence offenders But she believes her col leagues dont take the issue seriously It irritates me very much that the state has in my mind made so many farreaching decisions when it comes to driving under the influ but it hasnt been very helpful with domestic she said Stewart has tried and said she will try again to get a bill through the Please see PENALTIES Page A4 Prosecution Determining which cases to pursue By Jason Auslander The New Mexican The fight between the woman and her fiance began after he accused her of destroying a piece of his clothing and now as she lay on the bed with his forearm braced across her neck she felt her eyes roll back in her head He clawed at her shirt and drew blood Just as she was about to pass out her eyes focused on the gold chain hanging from his neck She grabbed it and pulled The chain snapped and the mans grip on her neck slackened I really thought that was the 32yearold Santa Fe woman tearfully told prosecutor David Foster one day last month Foster listened with little visible emotion He hears stories like hers on a weekly basis Please see PROSECUTOR A5 Kathy De La New Mexican As point man for the First Judicial Districts domesticviolence unit it is prosecutor David Fos ters job to determine whether a case of domestic violence will be prosecuted or dropped THE SERIES EPIDEMIC Santa Fe police have seen a surge of domesticabuse cases and in the intensity of the attacks SUNDAY New Mexico needs to strengthen domestic violence laws like it has with DWI a state representative says TODAY COUU1ES From Indian Country to the immigrant com munity culture can affect how people deal with violence TUESDAY I 11ilNs What do San Diego and Las Vegas have in common The possible key to reducing domes tic violences impact WEDNESDAY Zona del Sol brings youth programs to south side By Erika Davila For The New Mexican Its been nearly a decade since the directors of several nonprofits in Santa Fe began talk ing about providing services to children and youth on the citys south side A lot of us in the nonprofit world realized there would be a new Santa Fe in about 10 to said Ana Gallegos y Reinhardt founder of Warehouse 2L Now the project is about to take off The first building in an area known as the Zona del Sol Spanish for a place in the sun will open next month The building at the comer of Country Club and Jaguar drives will be the home of the YMCA preschool program and Girls Incs southside afterschool program The lot is across the street from where the new city library is being built Eventually the Zona del Sol will be the Please see YOUTH Page A6 Carolyn Associated Press A Senate subcommittee this week hears testi mony on legislation that would give the Agricul ture Department the power to regulate breeders and dealers who sell directly to consumers ANIMAL RIGHTS Congress considers t regulatin puppy mills By Kimberly Hefling The Associated Press GAP Pa The colorful handpainted signs offering puppies for sale at farms in scenic Lan caster County only add to the allure of Amish Country Some visitors cannot help but go home with a flufiy dog But animal activists say many of these seemingly innocent farms nestled among the red bams and green grass in Pennsylvanias rolling country side are actually a front for lucrative virtually unregulated operations that crank out hundreds of purebreds from Maltese to Labrador retrievers sometimes amid miserable conditions There are dogs without teeth or a leg activists say as well as diseased animals and dark bams where animals are confined for breeding purposes Those rejected as unfit for sale are destroyed not always humanely Consumers who find cute puppies advertised on the Internet or in newspapers rarely set foot in the barns they say If people could understand where the dogs came from they wouldnt buy said Carol Araneo Mayer vice president of Adopt a Pet which has helped find homes for rescued dogs in Lancaster County Please see PUPPY Page A6 Cockfightim bill targets bird flu Measure would make shipping fighting fowls to a felony By Frederic J Frommer The Associated Press WASHINGTON A cockfighting bill aimed at stemming the spread of bird flu to the has stalled despite support from the Bush administra tion and the poultry industry The bill targets trade from Southeast Asia where cockfighting is suspected of spreading bird flu from chickens to humans The measure would increase penalties for trans porting fighting birds across state lines and from other countries But the chairman of the House Judiciary Commit tee has not brought the bill which has passed the Senate to a vote Cockfighting is banned in every state except Louisiana and New Mexico Please see COCKFIGHTING Page A6 El Real Jardfn Botanico ha sido un placer visual por 250 anos Ei Nuevo 81 OBITUARY Otis J Olen Rosadter 95 Santa Fe PageA2 BRYANT WINS New Mexico State grad Bart Bryant left golfs biggest names in the dust to win the Tour Championship on Sunday Sports Cl Index Annies El Horoscope Police Super Time KILLS AT LEAST 22 IN MIDWEST A tornado with winds exceeding 158 mph ripped through western Kentucky and Indiana early Sunday leaving entire blocks in rubble At least 22 people were killed and 200 others injured Page A3 Main Late News Sunny High 69 low 38 PageC8 Four sections 28 pages 156th year Issue No 311 Publication No 596440 A locally owned and independent newspaper Serving New Mexico for 156 years