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   New Mexican (Newspaper) - December 28, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico                                THE SANTA FE DECEMBER 50 CENTS Judge voids order against Letterman Sanchez says he has no jurisdiction over matter involving talkshow host By Jason Auslander The New Mexican A District Court judge canceled a temporary restraining order against talkshove host David Letterman saying he didnt have jurisdiction over the matter The woman who filed the order 59yearold Colleen Nesfler appeared in court and said while she knew the likelihood of the restraining order being granted was Letterman constantly harasses is into mind control and has plans that include me and Im trying to stop At one point Nestler appeared to threaten Letterman Should tfris rnan ever come to New Mexico and let it be recorded in this court if he comes near me or sends someone on his behalf I will break their legs and establish proof of my she said Break their legs asked District Please see ORDER Page AS CoiieenNestier Woman claims David Letterman is into mind control and manipulation Photo courtesy KRQE News 13 DEVELOPMENT Railyard overhaul finally happenin Coordination becomes big challenge at congested site as work picks up Project timeline 1987 Cattellus aspi noff of the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway submits plans to the city calling for sev eral large new buildings in the mostly vacant railroad yard 1995 The city of Santa Fe with the heip of the Trust for Public Land buys 50 acres along the railroad track for about million 1997 After a series of com munity meetings a concep tual plan for redevelopment becomes a blueprint 2O02 The Santa Fe Railyard Community Corp signs a lease and management agreement until 2012 to implement the Railyard Master Plan that was approved by the City Council The corporation begins nego tiating leases with existing tenants and looking for new partners to take over other sites Meanwhile state officials say a commuter train between Albuquerque and Santa Fe will roll into the depot in the future 2OO3 SITE Santa Fe art space becomes the first notfor profit tenant to formally pur chase its building from the city 2OO4 The community says goodbye to the first of several buildings set for demolition American Builders and Contrac tors Supply Co In September groundbreaking on property wide infrastructure begins with the review of the archaeology and environment Don Wiviott gets approval to build livework units near Alarid Street 20O5 The state buys the tracks and rightofway from Santa Fe Southern Railway for the commuterrail project and agcees to its use by the city Developer Allen Branch and partners get approval to build an underground parking garage and movietheater complex City officials OK the razing of the Moreli building to make room for new galleries there and in the adjoining warehouse 20O6 The planned start of the censtruction on new buiid ings including the movie the ater and livework units 2CO7 New traffic signals on Cerrillos Road east of Baca Street and on Guadalupe at Manhattan streets to be installed by the city Photos by Kathy De La New Mexican Tim Kersh right superintendent for Hart Construction looks over blueprints Tuesday for renovation of the former Sears warehouse at the intersection of Guadaiupe Street and Paseo de Peraita Kersh said a project to create space for new art galleries should be completed in March By Julie Ann Grimm The New Mexican You can pick your own train analogy to describe whaf s happening at the city owned Railyard Picking up steam Getting on track Boiling along But Richard CzosM who directs the nonprofit overseeing the redevelopment work prefers to simply say If s A decade after the city bought the property near downtown Santa Fe dust is flying from demolition and reconstruction of several buildings along the Santa Fe Southerns rails Other projects also are taking shape as the Santa Fe Railyard Community Corp works to convert 50 acres and a motley collection of buildings into new public spaces private commer cial buildings and livework lofts People think that not a lot is really Czoski said but it is If s going to be a massive coordination The corporation this fall hired a new employee to orchestrate construction of more than a dozen individual projects as well as streets buried utility lines and other infra structure v Renovation of the warehouse is part of a project now under way to create space for art galleries in the Santa Fe Raiiyard One of the big challenges for new manager Sean Moody Czoski said is making it possible for existing Rai lyard tenants to maintain business as usuaL The Raiiyard Performance Center SITE Santa Fe and El Museo Cultural for example all need contin uous access to parking and pedestrian walkways during construction of new buildings The Farmers Market which winters at El Museo and sets up outdoors in warm months at the future site for a public park will have its usual space Please see RAILYARD Page A6 still ranks 4th in spending By David Miles The New Mexican New Mexico continues to rank fourth among states in the amount of money the federal government spends on each resident the latest Census Bureau data show The federal government spent an average of on each New Mexican in the 2004 fiscal year according to a report released Tuesday The only states getting more per capita federal spending were Alaska Virginia and Maryland New Mexico perennially ranks near the top of the list largely due to its four military bases and Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Labora toriesFederal dollars flow through the bases and labs playing an important role in New Mexicos economy Census data released last month said Los Alamos County boasted the highest median household income in the country in 2003 Our states national laboratories are an essential resource to the entire nation Please see RANK Page A6 Study Torrid summers in Southwest by centurys end The Associated Press TUCSON Ariz A study billed by its researchers as the most detailed projection yet of climate change says hotter drier Southwestern summers will become a reality by the late 21st century if human caused global warming continues The number of extremely hot summer days those in the top 5 percent of the 105to B2degree range could jump 560 percent by late in the century from today according to the Pur due University study The study also says heat waves would last longer up to 15 days each from northern Mexico into Nevada and Utah Summer rainfall which can cause severe flooding but also NSiDE engineer says progress made on water more needed Page CI Please see TORRID Page A6 OBITUARIES Arturo G Sanchez 81 Santa Fe Dec 23 Cayetano Martinez 85 Dec 23 Efrain C Campos 81 Santa Fe Dec 26 Ermine C Moon 77 Lubbock Harold T fisher 100 Dec 26 Joshua E Jaramillo Dec 23 Klavdia Kosmidd Albuquerque Dec 26 Marianne Yancey 77 Santa re Dec 19 Naomi B Briceno 33 Rosina A Baca Dec 24 Ruth Solomon Dec 22 Sadah C Quesenberry 105 Dec 25 WSfiam Wame 40 Santa Fe Dec 22 Ybtanda M Omori Dec 25 Pages C2 C3 THE SPARKLING WINES OF SPAIN In the Catalan region cava is the bubbly of choice Drier than Champagne and produced with a combination of chardonnay macabello xareilo and parellada grapes cava makes a perfect aperitif Taste Dl HOLIDAY HELP A working mom with an injured husband needs a car that runs Page C5 PLEA DEAL IN ENRON CASE The fallen energy companys chief accounting officer agrees to testify against his former bosses Page A4 TODAY Mostly sunny High 57 low 30 PageC8 Index Annies C4 D4 D6 Horoscope C4 C3 C4 Police Time Main Late News Five sections 34 pages 156th year Issue No 362 Publication No 596440 A locally owned and independent newspaper Serving New Mexico for 156 years i   

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