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New Mexican (Newspaper) - November 12, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico IA r rL JL Mml NOVEMBER INSIDE TODAY SATURDAY 50 CENTS f interlife is Santa Fes guide to fun this win ter inside youll find the latest about museum exhib its skiing music and finding fun when the weather out side is frightening Winter life is your essential guide to the winter months in and around Santa Fe Governors reelection ad a loose fit Tailor defends Richardsons suits critics say commercial wrongfully claims credit for tax cuts By Steve Terrell The New Mexican That Richardson a cowboy drawls at the end of Gov Bill Richardsons first reelection commercial His suits dont fit but he sure fits New To one Santa Fe businessman the words brought a wince when he first heard the ad Ezra Estes propri etor of Seams Unusual a downtown tailor shop SSShhhhhhh Estes said Friday when a reporter came into his shop and asked whether he was Rich ardsons tailor He held a finger over his lips but he was smiling It would have been hard for him not to confess Theres a color picture of the governor on the stores Please see AD Page A4 Steve The New Mexican Ezra Estes left owner of Seams Unusual in Santa Fe and his daughter Erica Estes 17 work on a clients jacket Friday Estes said the suits hes made for Gov Bill Richardson fit well Report Richardson in 2008 By Steve Terrell The New Mexican Gov Bill Richardson is having a local booksigning next week for his new autobiography Between Worlds The Making of an American Lye but dont expect him to be as forthright about his future political plans as he reportedly was at a Georgetown dinner during his recent East Coast book tour According to Washington Post columnist Al Kamen several guests Please see 20O8 Page A4 Veterans Day Nambe man awarded five medals for WWII service at Plaza ceremony Jerry L Martinez a Marine Corps veteran with the Vietnam Veterans of New Mexico Color Guard salutes Friday as Michael R Perez 82 of Nambe is awarded five medals for his service in World War II during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Plaza 4A hero among heroes Photos by Luis Sanchez New Mexican Gloria TrujHIo of Santa Fe a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 2951 a support group for veterans lights a candle Friday during a ceremony to honor soldiers missing in action or who were prisoners of war during a Veterans Day ceremony on the Plaza By Bob Quick The New Mexican It took more than 60 years but Pfc Michael R Perez on Thursday finally received the five medals he earned for his service in the America Divi sion during World War IL The presentation came in front of several hundred people who gathered in the Santa Fe Plaza on a mostly cloudy windy day for the communitys annual ceremony We wanted to recognize a hero among CoL Joe Morgan of the New Mex ico National Guard said in honoring Perezs military service Two of Santa Fes dwindling number of Bataan Death March survivors Vicente Ojinaga and Evans Garcia sat on the Santa Fe Plaza Community Stage with their wives and other military and veterans rep resentatives At one point the speeches were drowned out by the roar of two F16s from the New Mexico Air National Guard that swooped low over the downtown Mayor Larry Delgado was also on hand having just returned Thursday night from a trip to Hangzhou China where he attended a United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization conference I cut our trip Delgado said in a brief interview after the ceremony I wanted to be here for Veterans Please see HERO Page A6 MONTANA Hunter leaves millions for wildlife habitat State buys scenic acres with money left by loner By Susan Gallagher The Associated Press HELENA Mont LeRoy Beckman went to second hand stores for hearing aids and heated only one room of his small Montana house He got around in an old panel truck favored bib overalls and found Social Secu rity adequate in his old age He looked dirt said his friend Jim McDermand But the frugal old bachelor had an estate upward of S3 million when he died in 1997 at 88 And it turned out that the curmudgeon secretly had a benevolent side The Great Falls farmer directed in his will that his money be used to buy land to be donated to the state for use by hunters Now the Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks is fully realizing Beckmans legacy The state is about to formally receive the fourth and final piece of land bought with Beckmans money now exhausted The four contiguous tracts called the Beckman Wildlife Management Area will amount to about Please see HUNTER Page A5 LANL Unease marks lab ahead of contract announcement By Heather Clark The Associated Press LOS ALAMOS Many people in this isolated mesa top community are anxious or fearful about who will win a contract to manage Los Alamos National Laboratory Others have had enough of the speculation Its at the top of every groceryline conversation every coffeeshop conversation right said Los Alamos County spokeswoman Julie Habiger whose husband works at the nuclearweapons lab Loan activity at a local bank is down and retail ers say customers are waiting for the announcement before they make expensive purchases The main contenders for the contract are two lim Please see LANL Page A6 OBITUARIES Darrrellyn Soffar 64 Nov 2 Eufefia Garcia 95 Santa Fe Nov 10 James Barker Santa Fe Nov 5 Jeanne Aland Nikkie Montoya DeCardenas 40 Santa Fe Nov 9 Coio Walter 87 Santa Fe Nov 8 PageC2 FAMILY FRIENDLY I Minivans interior room j gas mileage make taking vacations a snap Drive El j COMING SUNDAY Prosecutors this week presented what they think happened the night that 32yearold Benjamin Suazo was beaten and run over in the parking of a Santa Fe bowling alley and bar A group of doortodoor magazine salesmen face criminal charges On Sunday The New Mexican looks at the complicated case and at life on the road as a member of a traveling sales crew Index Aiocally and independent newspaper Annies Crossword Local Horoscope Police Time Freshmans 11 kills energizes Elkettes in a semifinal win over Thoreau while St Michaels title hopes end against Portales Sports 81 Main Late News TODAY Partly sunny High 62 low 32 Page C8 Five sections 40 pages TV Book 56 pages 156th year Issue No 316 Publication No 596440 fr 4 Serving New Mexico for 156 years
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