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New Mexican (Newspaper) - December 5, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SAJNXA FE NEW MEXICAN DECEMBER MONDAY 50 CENTS 3 charged in grocery shooting Robert Ulibarri Steven L Martinez Fernando Fbnseca Victim recovering from surgery By Brandon Garcia The New Mexican An armedrobbery attempt sparked Satur days shooting outside a southside grocery store that put a Santa Fe man in the hospital and three men behind bars according to police On Sunday night the victim 41yearold Ramon Coriz of Santa Fe was recovering from surgery Hes doing said Corizs younger brother John Coriz who visited Ramon at St Vincent Regional Medical Center Hes a little He said his brothers surgery Saturday went well and that doctors expect him to fully recover Ramon Coriz was shot in his stomach and left thigh according to police Police think the three men tried to rob Coriz around 430 pan Saturday outside the Albert sons on South St Francis Drive as he visited with his daughter a cashier Deputy Police Chief Eric Johnson said Johnson said Coriz was shot by a man who got out of a car argued with him and pulled out a pistol Coriz managed to get through the entrance of the store where workers quickly tried to help him a witness said Johnson said it did not appear the three sus Please see SHOOTING Page A5 EDUCATION The smaller the better Many parents moving kids to private middle schools Lara New Mexican St Michaels alumnus Ken Salazar right laughs when his daughter Tess 8 asks if Elvis Presley was one of his classmates during an open house at the school Thursday evening Ken and his wife Nancy rear plan to send Tess and son Lucas 11 middle to St Michaels once they reach middleschool age a point at which many Santa Fe parents move their children from public to private schools BY THE NUMBERS Percentage of last years public school sixthgrad ers in Santa Fe who left the pub licschool system to attend middle school more than 200 of the sixthgraders 75 Percentage of St Michaels seventhgrade class who attended public elementary schools about 106 of the 142 students 10 m Percentage of students nation ally in grades 58 who attend private schools compared to 17 percent in Santa Fe and 8 percent in all of New Mexico By John Sena The New Mexican Donald Baca is a little bit afraid to send his daugh ter Christina to a public middle school She is a sixthgrader at Pinon Ele mentary one of the largest schools in the Santa Fe public schools and he would prefer she go to a smaller middle school If s scary to send them to pub lic schools because schools are growing so Baca said I know teachers and staff are doing theyre best but if s hard for them with so many So instead of going to Capshaw Middle School next year Christina will attend St Michaels Baca likes the religious aspect of the school that it has a collegepreparatory program and that it is smaller The smaller the Baca said So were going to make a sacrifice and get her ready for college Baca is among a large number of parents opting out of the public While it is not uncommon for parents to send their children to private schools after elementary the rate at which they are doing it in Santa Fe is higher than the state and national averages school system when it comes time for their children to go to middle school Nearly 18 percent of last years publicschool sixthgraders in Santa Fe left the public schools for middle school Thaf s more than 200 of the districts nearly sixthgraders Factor in the number of students attending charter middle schools and the number of students not attending traditional public middle schools grows to nearly 340 That is a quarter of the total sixthgrade population While it is not uncommon for parents to send their children to private schools after elementary the rate at which they are doing it Fe is higher than the state and national averages According to the 2000 US Cen sus nationally about 10 percent of students in grades 58 attended private schools In New Mexico that number is slightly less about 8 percent But in Santa Fe about 17 percent of students in grades 58 attended private schools Some of that might be because of the number of options parents in Santa Fe have when it comes to middle schools There are 13 nonpublic schools in Santa Fe that serve grades 78 according to the states Public Edu Please see SCHOOLS Page A5 GAY RIGHTS Court to hear campus ban on military recruiting Case revolves around Pentagons dont ask dont tell policy By Gina Holland The Associated Press WASFflNCTON The Supreme Court confronts a gayrights issue this week in a case that asks whether law schools can bar military recruiters because of the Pentagons dont ask dont tell policy Each fall recruiters of all types jam law schools seeking top students in job fairs receptions and interview ses sions Justices will decide whether universities that accept government money must accommodate the military even if the schools forbid the participation of recruiters from public agencies and private companies that have discrim inatory policies It is the first time that the court has dealt with a gay rights related case since a contentious 2003 ruling that struck down laws criminalizing gay sex In 2000 the court ruled that the Boy Scouts have the right to ban leaders who are openly gay The latest appeal pits the Pentagon against a group of law schools and professors The justices hear arguments Tuesday Please see COURT Page A6 EMINENT DOMAIN Ballad ends on sour note for final Everglades holdout By Maya Bell The Orlando Sentinel NAPLES Fla Nothing will make Jesse James Hardy a happy man these days Not the million the state paid him for his land Not the big and modem home hes buying with chandeliers and fancyschmancy rooms such as a foyer and lanai And not his status as the last Everglades holdout in Collier County that elevated him into a folk hero The Ballad of Jesse Hardy sung by the Sawgrass Boys sums up his feelings Oh Jesses had his good times and Jesses had his bad But these are the worst times that hes ever had Hes been deviled by greeners and deviled by the mob That come from Tallahassee to steal from him and rob Hardy spits fire when he talks about having to move Please see HOLDOUT Page A6 OBITUARY Dolores Romero 73 Santa Fe Dec 1 Page A2 CAMBIOSENIDENTiDAD En el mundo del espectaculo ser hispano esta de moda ALLAWPS FRIENDS ENEMIES EMERGE Some Iraqis are turning to former Prime Minister Ayad Allawis secular party But others oppose him Allawi claims he avoided an assassination attempt PageA4 Index Annies El Horoscope Police Sports Super Quiz Time Out Weather Bl C6 C6 B6 BIG CHIEFS Kansas City receives a favorable ruling on an instantreplay challenge to stop a Denver drive and holds on for the win to move within one game of the AFC West lead Sports Bl Main Late News TODAY Partly sunny High 38 low 14 Page B6 Four sections 28 pages 156th year Issue No 339 Publication No 596440 Atocaly Serving New Mexico for years ;