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New Mexican (Newspaper) - August 13, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE Locally owned and independent Nevv Mexico SATURDAY AUGUST 13 2005 FIFTY CENTS Judge flap heads to state high court Judicial commission asks that Gallegos suspended immediately By JASON AUSLANDER The New Mexican The New Mexico Judicial Stan dards Commission asked the state SupremeCourt on Friday to imme diately suspend Santa Fe Munici pal Court Judge Frances Gallegos for a myriad of ethical according to a news release seeking an ate suspension because there is an immediate threat to the judi said Jim Noel the com missions executive director and general counsel The commission which inves tigates allegations of wrongdoing by judges throughout the state filed three separate petitions against Gallegos on Friday after noon in the New Mexico Supreme Court a move Noel called The first petition alleges that during arraignments where defen dants chose to represent them selves Gallegos gave them only the options of pleading guilty or no contest to the charges against them and left out the third option under the law not The second petition alleges that Gallegos improperly pre pared records of court proceed ings that were sent to the state Motor Vehicle Division And when the improperly reported records became public Gallegos attributed the failure to clerical errors and commenced an effort to amend all drivingwhile Please see JUDGE Page A6 The New Mexico Judicial Standards Commission has filed three separate complaints against Santa Fe Municipal Court Judge Frances Galiegos a move one commission official called Luis Sanchez Saturno The New Mexican COMING SUNDAY The morality of the bomb World War II came to an end with nuclear fire and thunder Sixty years after the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan Americans are still arguing about the morality of sacrificing lives Read about it in Sundays issue of The New Mexican INSIDE TODAY Out of the dark Splendid 2006 Eclipse coupe might just bring some sunshine back to tormented Mitsubishi Cars Trucks El Todays obituaries Alarid 102 Santa Fe Aug 12 Amado Archuleta 88 Dixon Aug 11 Floyd D Borrego 53 Alcalde Aug 11 Or Martinez 80 Aug 10 Please see Page C2 Todays forecast Spotty showers and T storms High 82 low 56 PageC8 INDEX Annies Mailbox C7 Local news Cl Business BS Lotteries C2 Cars Trucks El Movies Classifieds E3 Mutuals Comics D6 Opinion C2 B5 A7 Crossword C7 Religion Health Dl Sports Bl Horoscope C7 Slocks TheWesfs Oldest Newspaper Five sections 38 pages TV Book 56 pages 156th year Issue No 225 Publication No 596440 Late paper Classified ads News tips Main office 9844363 9863000 9863035 9833303 8II 1664 Santa Fe POW praises film about daring WWII rescue Kathy De La New Mexican Vincent Ojinaga 87 and his wife Celia arrive Friday afternoon at DeVargas Center to see The Great Raid a film about Army Rangers liberating American prisoners of war in early 1945 from the notorious Japanese prison camp Cabanatuan in the Philippines Ojinaga is a survivor of the Bataan Death March and was at Cabanatuan for a few months in 1942 By BOB QUICK The New Mexican Roll Call Bataan Death March survivor Vincent Ojinaga revisited some painful longago days Friday when he and his wife Celia saw a movie called The Great Raid It was the story of one of the most incredible rescue operations in his tory when on Jan 30 1945 Army Rangers with the help of Filipino guerrillas liberated more than 500 prisoners of war many of them captured at Bataan and Corregidor from the notorious Cabanatuan prison camp Coming Sunday The New Mex ican publishes its fourth and final Roll Call a special section of WWII photo graphs provided by our readers In interviews before seeing the film arid afterward Ojinaga 87 said he had read several books about the raid including Ghost Soldiers by Santa Fe resident Hampton Sides one of the books on which The Great Raid is based The other is The Great Raidon Cabanatuan Rescuing the Doomed Ghosts of Bataan and Cor regidor by William Breuer Sometimes when I start reading them I just cant keep Oji naga said One of my friends was there at Cabanatuan when they liber ated it Itwas almost the same as the story told by Sides and Breuer But Ojinaga said he greatly enjoyed the film and thought the depiction of events was accurate Members of the audience shared Ojinagas opinion of the film they cheered when a particularly cruel Please see SURVIVAL Page A4 Research puts heat on global warming naysayers Contra Costa Times Walnut Creek LIVERMORE Calif most scientists agree global warming is real and occurring as we speak a few pieces of the puzzle have proved difficult to fit into place Critics of the warming theory have clung to these last bits of evidence But new research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is hammering another big nail in the naysayers1 coffin Most climate models predict that loading the atmosphere with carbon dioxide and other green house gases as humans have done for more than 150 years should warm the troposphere the lowest layer of atmosphere faster than the planets sur face But temperature measure ments from weather balloons and satellites show that while the surface has warmed the tropo sphere has warmed more slowly and actually cooled slightly in some places since 1979 The skeptics have always used this as one of the argu ments that climate scientists dont know what theyre talking about and global warming isnt said climatologist John Chiang of the University of Cali fornia Berkeley Now two groups of scien tists have corrected errors in the temperature data revealing that the troposphere has indeed warmed faster than the surface To follow up atmospheric sci entist Ben Santer of Lawrence Livermore led a team of 25 sci entists who found the corrected temperature data agrees with 19 different computer climate models from around the world The three studies appeared Fri day in the journal Science Please see WARMING Page A6 Waterfall has emerged from legend in remote California wilderness By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY The Associated Press WHISKEYTOWN Calif Dick McDermott knows these parts as well as any man can The 92yearold used to earn a meager living min ing the creeks that mean der through the deeply wooded hills He has slogged through the brush and hiked overgrown log ging roads hunting deer and gathering wood for his homemade fiddles But McDermott says hes never laid eyes on the nearly 400foot waterfall that park officials recently discovered in a remote cor ner of the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area acres of wilderness in Northern California Sure I was he said from his home in the park where hes lived for more than 70 years Ive been all around that place I never seen Until recently few had seen the roaring water that tumbles three tiers before pouring neatly into Crystal Creek that such a spec See WATERFALL Page A5 Rich Associated Press Staff at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area near Redding only recently discovered this nearly 400foot waterfall Relaxed weapons laws head to the workplace In new skirmish NRA firm square off over guns left in workers cars The Christian Science Monitor AND BOSTON Jason Smith is in a tough spot He works for a com pany he has been asked to boycott In an effort to keep weap ons out of the workplace his employer ConocoPhillips is challenging state law and has forbidden workers to leave guns in their cars in com pany parking lots Now the National Rifle Association is encouraging gun owners to stop buying ConocoPhillips gasoline The boycott is the latest skirmish in an expanding bat tle over gun control Now that many states allow citizens to carry concealed weapons the NRA is pushing to elimi nate remaining restrictions on where those guns can be taken Guncontrol groups and some employers are fighting back The outcome could decide whether more states expand the rights of licensed owners to carry their Please see GUNS Page A5 ;