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New Mexican (Newspaper) - November 18, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico NOVEMBER FRIDAY Pueblo to city Build above ground Tesuque tribe says it will endorse civic center project if remains left alone ByTomSharpe The New Mexican Tesuque Pueblo says it would drop opposi tion to Santa Fes civiccenter project if the city eliminates plans for an underground parking garage and leaves ancient burials at the site undisturbed Most city councilors contacted Thursday reacted unenthusiastically to what Tesuque Gov Mark Mitchell called a potential compro He said the pueblo offered to endorse the project if the garage is built above ground Tesuques religious objections to archaeolo gists digging up what tribal members believe are ancestral remains has stalled work on the site between Sweeney Convention Center and City HalL The state Cultural Properties Review Committee twice has tabled the citys request for a permit to excavate human remains Mitchell disclosed the offer while respond ing to a report about the relocation of human remains on Tesuque Pueblo land during a recent highway project Santa Fe developer Joe Schepps a critic of the tribes role in stalling work on the citys million project to replace Sweeney cited a state Office of Archaeological Studies report that Tesuque approved reburial of isolated human Please see BUILD Page A5 INSIDE Governor has yet to fill Indian representative spot on state cultural panel Page A5 SKI SEASON WAITING FOR WHITE Photos by Lauren The New Mexican A crew including lift mechanic Chariie Giaudrone center right wraps a thread of steel wire onto the core of the cable for the new Millen nium lift at Ski Santa Fe The crew spent Thursday splicing the cable for the new lift Slow snowntaking Warm temperatures put openings in doubt ByTimKorte The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE The balmy days that have stretched into midNovember have made for great hiMng and mountain biking but folks in New Mexicos ski industry are eager to see some winter weather Warm temperatures and ski areas do not have a friendly relationship at least not at the beginning of tie ski Taos SM Valley general manager Gordon Briner said Wednes day Most New Mexico ski areas are waiting to announce whether theyll open by Thanksgiv Lng traditionally the target date for the lifts to operate Please see SNOW Page A4 The ticket booth sits empty Thursday at Ski Santa Fe and it could remain empty through December Lack of snow has jeopardized the traditional Thanksgiving Day opening date of the ski area Taos Ski Valley Return of 50s logo has some Indians objecting By Shannon Shaw The New Mexican In 1955 Taos Ski Valley Resorts official logo depicted an American Indian skiing down a slope with two long black braids and a red bandana around his head He was holding two big red feath ers for ski poles For its 50th anniversary this ski season the resort has brought back the logo upsetting at least one Native American who says the image damages local sensibilities To Anthony Deiter the logo is a stereotype Members ofTaos Pueblo are very traditional and have kept their beautiful culture intact and Please Page A4 WAR IN IRAQ Debate over pullout heats up Experts split on strategy as hawkish Murtha calls for immediate withdrawal Knight Ridder Newspapers WASHINGTON With casualties and financial costs mounting and public support for the war declining the Bush administration is under increasing pressure to come up with a strategy for withdrawing forces fironi Iraq Rep John Murtha a hawkish Marine Corps veteran and one of the Democratic Partys most respected military experts called Thursday for immediately withdrawing troops from Iraq pushing the debate over President Bushs war policies to new heights of intensity and vitriol Our militarys done everything that has been asked of he said The cannot accomplish anything further in Iraq militarily Its time to bring the troops In staking out such a strong stance the steel country centrist from western Pennsylvania gave Democrats a sober promilitary voice to argue the case against the war Murtha sided Please see DEBATE Page A6 Judge upholds million award for lauded potter By Elizabeth CookRomero The New Mexican A state district judge Thursday upheld a jury award of more than SI million for a Santa Clara Pueblo potter who claimed a New York City gallery owner wrongfully took her pottery work and sold some of it In September a jury in Santa Fe had awarded Nancy Youngblood in com pensatory damages in punitive damages and addi tional money for attorneys fees A lawyer for Eugene Youngblood Cam owner of the Sakia Gal lery in New York City said he plans to appeal The case centered on whether the art dealer could rightfully sell Youngbloods pots after he Please see POTTER Page A6 OBITUARIES Christopher SJ Salazar 22 Nov 13 Edward j Langlois 58 Santa Fe Nov 15 RoseilaR Ortiz 83 Santa Fe Nov 16 Troy 73 Santa Fe Nov 14 Page C2 OUT WITH THE COLD PNMs free weatherization kits are disappearing quickly but officials expect a new shipment in Santa Fe Local news Cl REST David Chiotti will be in the spotlight as New Mexicos mens basketball season tips off tonight against South Carolina State in The Pit Sports Bl LOST IN MVTH The House of Representatives honor 27 Navy airmen who disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle 60 years ago Page A2 EL GAMING 3EALTHE When Ei Camino Rea International Heritage Center is dedicated Saturday organizers hope to initiate a journey into the past that honors the disparate peoples who traveled El Camino Rea de Tierra Adentro the royal road to the interior land El Camino Real paved the way to the mestizaje that is modern New Mexico and led to the first European settlement in what would become the United States Pasatiempo Inside TODAY Mostly sunny High 52 low 24 Page C8 Index Annies A locally owned and independent newspaper Generation Horoscope Local news Police Time Main Late News Five sections 35 pages Pasatiempo 88 pages 156th year Issue No 322 Publication No 596440 Serving New Mexico for 156 years
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