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New Mexican (Newspaper) - April 6, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE r owned ependeni Serving New Mexico for156 years Governor signs DWI interlock measure New Mexico will be the first state to require such broad use By DEBORAH BAKER The Associated Press Chris Romero hops into his 1990 blueandwhite Ford pickup clicks the ignition on and then off again and reaches for what looks like a black cell phone hanging from his dashboard Ready for test Please reads the display screen on the device Romero blows for about four seconds into a short plastic tube that sticks out of the top then hears a beep Now its analyzing Now it says Test Romero says He turns on the ignition and wheels out of the parking lot of the print shop where he works Now it says Drive The twiceconvicted drunken driver is indeed driving safely these days thanks to his determi nation and the help of an ignition interlock which would prevent him from starting the truck if he Please see DWI Page A6 INSIDE TODAY Cheap eats Get your chile fix and a little bit of sunshine in Las Cruces Taste Cl Todays obituaries Alonzo S Jimenez 56 April 4 Ernest D Valdez 39 Santa Fe April 3 Frank R Escudero 74 Santa Fe April 3 Please see Page B2 Todays forecast Sunny not as cool High 61 low 30 Page B2 INDEX Annies Mailbox B5 Business D5 Classifieds Comics Crossword Horoscope Local news Lotteries C4 B6 B5 Bl B2 Movies B2 Mutuals D5 Opinion A9 Police notes B2 Scoreboard D2 Sports Dl Stocks D6 Taste Cl The Wests Oldest Newspaper Four sections 32 pages 156th year Issue No 96 Publication No 596440 Late paper Classified ads News tips Main office 9840363 9863000 9863030 9833303 Local support Santa Fe artist who created the crucifix on Pope John Paul IFs staff keeps a low profile The Associated Press Pope John Paul II was often photographed with his pastoral staff which featured a crucifix created by a Santa Fe artist By HENRY M LOPEZ The New Mexican Since his death Saturday images of Pope John Paul II have been splashed across newspapers magazines and Web sites around the world In thousands of those images the pope is pictured carrying a pastoral staff with a bronze crucifix made by Santa Fe artist Gib Singleton And while the crucifix has become one of the mostseen pieces of sculp ture in the world during the mourn ing for the pontiff Singleton has opted to keep a low profile Hes had several opportunities from all over the country to give interviews for different articles but he has chosen not to talk to anyone primarily because he does not feel its appropriate at this time with the pope lying in said Fenton Moore director of Galerie Ziiger where much of Singletons work is on display Officials at the Vatican were not available Tuesday to comment on how Singleton came to sculpt the crucifix for the pope or whether it will be buried along with the pope during his upcoming funeral Please see POPE Page A5 Gib Singleton Artist has chosen not to talk about the crucifix he created for the pope said Fenton Moore direc tor of Galerie Zuger where much of Singletons work is on display He does not feel its appropriate at this time with the pope lying in WEDNESDAY APRIL 6 2005 FIFTY CENTS Exjail official drunk in court By JASON AUSLANDER The New Mexican The former head of the medical unit at the Santa Fe County jail was legally drunk when she testified about a jailrelated case Monday in District Court a judge and an attorney said Tuesday In addition after being stopped by a sheriffs deputy on 14 Rose Bell 48 had been booked into the same jail just two days before on charges of aggravated driv ing while intoxicated having an open container of alcohol in her car and failing to stay in her lane Meanwhile the defense attorney who subpoenaed Bell to explain why his incar cerated client allegedly isnt getting the medical treat ment she needs said the inci dent Monday could be the reason Now Im suspicious of what theyve been doing down said Damian Home Maybe shes been drunk on the Efforts to reach Bell on Tuesday were not successful Home said his client 21yearold Melody Chavez of Santa Fe also known as Mel ody Irwin and Melody Roybal suffers from congenital bowel problems that leave her severely constipated and sus ceptible to kidney infection Chavez is in jail on charges connected to leading police on a highspeed 45mile chase through Santa Fe and down Interstate 25 to San Please see DRUNK Page A4 Plan would tighten travel rules The Associated Press WASHINGTON The passport It might get tougher to return home without it Starting in 2008 Ameri cans traveling from Canada Mexico Bermuda the Carib bean and Panama will be required to show their pass ports to reenter the United States under regulations proposed Tuesday by the Bush administration The bordertightening effort designed to keep ter rorists out will also apply to citizens from those countries who want to enter the United States prompting Cana dian officials to announce they might reciprocate The regulations mark a dramatic shift from a North American borders policy that allows Ameri cans to merely declare their citizenry to enter the United States They also raise the potential of hampering tour Please see PLAN Page A4 Familys trailer comes home days after it was left on side of road By BRANDON GARCIA The New Mexican EL RANCHO An El Rancho fam ilys home was stuck on the side of the road for four days as the family and their mover fought over cash A mobile home owned by Terry Landgren and Teresa Cordero sat 200 yards from its destination as the family waited until Tuesday evening for the twomile move to be com pleted by a different contractor Charlie Romero of Velarde was contracted by the couple to move ft their home He said the process was delayed because the couple hasnt paid for the move or procured per mission to cross private property The couple however insisted they paid to Romero in cash and said Romero told them the move couldnt be finished until a dip on Arroyo Elfego Gomez Road off County Road 101D was leveled They also said Romero refused to give them a receipt Romero said he wants to settle the issue privately but Cordero said she is considering legal options Please see HOME Page A6 Alan Cordero 19 jumps from his familys trailer with his compact discs Tuesday afternoon before a crew begins to move the home from where a previous contractor left it on the side of the road two miles from its destination in El Rancho Luis Sanehe Saturno Thp NPW Mexican ;