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New Mexican (Newspaper) - December 10, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico NEW THE SANTA FE MEXICAN DECEMBER SATURDAY Cleanup at soggy Capitol Officials hope to reopen Roundhouse on Monday pipe burst will cost state up to By David Miles The New Mexican Dozens of blowers and dehumidifiers hummed throughout the state Capitol on Friday as workers tried to dry out the building closed since a frozen sprinkler system pipe burst Thursday afternoon The rupture in a rooftop greenhouse blamed on the recent cold snap caused more than in water damage but spared computers and the Capitols extensive art collection Roughly 150 state employees usu ally work in the fourstory structure but only a skeleton crew primarily security legislative staffand building services employees was allowed to return to the building Friday Officials hope to reopen the Capitol on Monday Most of the building should be dry by then said John Yaeger Leg Please see SOGGY Page A5 50 CENTS Gerry Graft measures a room for flooring in the basement of the Capitol on Friday A pipe on the roof burst Thursday afternoon damaging carpets ceiling tiles and drywall in the center of all four floors Jane Phillips The New Mexican Magic by moonlight at the Lensic ESPANOLA Above Katie Denier and Sam Chfttenden both of Santa Fe take center stage during an Aspen Santa Fe Ballet production of The Nutcracker for elementary school students from the Santa Fe school district at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on Friday morning Right Bridie Alexander Lawrie 7 a secondgrader from Tesuque Elementary watches The Nutcracker during the first of two free performances for students Photos by Luis Sanchez Saturno The New Mexican IF YOU GO What The Nutcracker When today and Sunday Where Lensic Performing Arts Center Tickets For more information contact the Lensic box office 9881234 2 plead not guilty in child abuse case Toddler tested positive for cocaine looked like shed been in a bar fight By Jason Auslander The New Mexican State police agent Jim Schiel called it the nastiest incident of child abuse hes investigated in 18 years on the job If s the worst set of injuries Fve seen in a childabuse case where the victim is still he said The victim a girl just a week shy of her second birthday was taken to Espafiola Hos pital in August by her mother The toddler tested positive for cocaine had a broken leg that had healed without being set chunks of hair torn from her head and a tooth that was found in her intestinal tract and she was covered with bruises and red marks said Schiel and Deputy District Attorney Bar bara Romo Her face looked like shed been in a bar Romo said The girls mother 39yearold Michelle K Bond of Los Alamos and Please see ABUSE Page A6 Michelle K Bond Joe A Martinez Jr Divide on Arctic drilling threatens GOP budget plans By Andrew Taylor The Associated Press WASHINGTON A seemingly hope less divide within the Republican Party over oil drilling in a pristine wildlife refuge in Alaska is threatening to block unrelated budget cuts that are a central pillar of the GQFs plans for this year The battle pits about two dozen pro environment and newly empowered House Republicans against veteran GOP proponents of drilling who say the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge may hold up to billion worth of oil vital to the nations energy needs Neither side is budging The Senate wonttake anything that doesnt have some sort of program for ANWR in it and the House right now wont take anything that said House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Joe Barton RTexas Please see DRILLING Page A8 Pete Domenici Move by states Republican senator to include Arctic drilling in a budget bill faces party opposition in the House Education group pushes 8 percent raises for school workers Governors plan calls for 6 percent hike for teachers 4 percent for other staff By Deborah Baker The Associated Press Education groups asked lawmakers Fri day to allocate enough money for public schools next year to provide raises aver aging 8 percent for all school workers New Mexico Education Partners pro posed the million salary package as part of a budget recommendation it pre sented to the Legislative Finance Com mittee The coalition said its recommendation reflects whafs needed to adequately fund schools Ifs not something were doing because there happens to be a lot of revenue avail able this said Charles Bowyer gov Please see RAISES Page A4 Man who took care of his ailing the past year asks for help paying property taxes on two lots his father owned Page C2 COMING SUNDAY The Valles Caldera a Northern New Mexico preserve and recreational area faces an uncertain future six years after Congress paid million for the former Baca Ranch NICE FEATURES NICE PRICE Volkswagens latest Passatoffers luxury features more power at a good price Drive El OBITUARIES Michael Maes 38 Page C2 CAPITAL INVITE ELKS FALL JAGUARS MOVE ON Pojoaqlie falters in the fourth quarter against Pueblo South while Capital rallies late to advance to the final over West Mesa TODAY Sunny pleasant High 48 low 19 PageC8 Index Annies MailboxD3 Local news Health Obituaries C2 Police notes Religion D4 Main Late News tips9863030 Rve sections 40 pages TV Book 56 pages 156th year Issue No 344 Publication No 596440 Serving New Mexico for 156 years
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