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New Mexican (Newspaper) - December 21, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE DECEMBER 50 CENTS Letterman lawyers End claim Local judge grants restraining order against talkshow host By Jason Auslander The New Mexican Late last week a Santa Fe District Court judge signed a temporary restrain ing order against talkshow host David Letterman alleging he has tormented a city resident for more than 10 years by using code words on his television pro gram Now lawyers for Letterman are asking District Judge Daniel Sanchez to quash the unusual order on the grounds the complaint by Colleen Nestler is with out according to a motion filed Tuesday Celebrities deserve protection of their reputation and legal rights when the occasional fan becomes dangerous or Albuquerque attorney Pat Rogers wrote in the motion Attempts to reach Nestler whose address in the 300 block of Staab Street is less than a block from the District Courthouse both by phone and in person Tuesday were unsuccessful The claims made are obviously absurd and said Jim Jackoway Lettermans attorney in Los Angeles This constitutes an unfortunate abuse of the judicial In the application for the restraining order which was filed Thursday Nestler alleges that between May 1994 and now Letterman forced her to go bankrupt and caused her mental cruelty and sleep Please see CLAiM Page A5 LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB Contract decision expected David Letterman Local woman claims celeb rity used code words ges tures and eye expressions to convey his desire to marry her Children back in Romero home Photos by Kathy De La New Mexican Evelyn Romero hugs 5yearold Marcos Romero while she answers questions at her home Tuesday night about the return of her children Marcos and 17yearold Ricky left Evelyn Romero says her children were kept from her as part of the Santa Fe polices attempt to pin the 2OOO disappearance of her son Robbie Romero on his brother Ronnie Romero Evelyn Romero claims keeping son grandson from her was police harassment Evelyn Romero answers questions in front of a picture of her son Robbie 7 By Henry M Lopez The New Mexican Evelyn Romero welcomed her son and grandson back into her home on Tuesday after Santa Fe police last week barred them from the house while the state investigated neglect allegations Evelyn Romero is the mother to Robbie Romero a 7yearold boy who has been missing since 2000 and his older brother Ronnie Romero 28 who investigators suspect had a hand in the disappearance At a Tuesday night news conference she called earlier in the day Evelyn Romero stood with her arms wrapped around her grandson in the televi sion room of her southside Bellamah Drive home and told reporters the police decision to bar her son Ricky 17 and grandson Marcos 5 from returning home Friday was a matter of police harassment Please see ROMERO Page A4 Mayor to vie for Varelas seat in District 48 Larry Delgado Joins two other Democratic candidates in House race By Steve Terrell The New Mexican Santa Fe Mayor Larry Delgado will make it official today and announce he will run next year for the legislative seat held by Rep Luciano Lucky Varela Tm going for Luckys Delgado told a reporter Tuesday He said he will answer more questions about bis candidacy at a news confer ence today at City Hall Varela a Democrat who has repre sented House District 48 since 1982 is not seeking reelection Instead he is running for state treasurer The Democratic primary for District 48 is starting to get crowded Last week former City Councilor Ouida MacGregor who served on the council with Delgado in the early 1990s announced she would run Mac Gregor came out swinging at Delgado saying I dont consider Larry to be a Democrat certainly not in philosophy Hesnever met a developer he didnt Delgado a former Republican said Tuesday that he might respond to MacGregors barbs at todays news con ference Please see MAYOR Page A5 Noon announcement ends twoyear process ByAndyLenderman The New Mexican The new management team for Los Alamos National Laboratory will be announced today end ing more than two years of speculation for thou sands of workers employed by the nuclear fecflity COMING Energy Secretary Samuel THURSDAY Bodman has scheduled a news conference for noon today and lab officials planned to broadcast it to employees internally Lab Director Robert Kuckuck has scheduled an employee meeting for 3 PJIL spokesman Kevin Roark said The announcement will mark a new chapter for the lab which has been managed by the University of California since World War IT Now the university and its private part ner Bechtel National are competing for the job with a team that includes the University of Texas and Lockheed Martin Corp Please see DECISION Page A4 Ruling No Look for cover age of the Los Alamos National Labs new man agement team ON OUR WEBSITE Go to www freenewmexi for coverage of the decision announcement intelligent design Judge says concept is religious view not a scientific theory By Martha Raffaele The Associated Press HARRISBURG Pa In one of the biggest courtroom clashes between faith and evolution since the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial a federal judge barred a Pennsylvania public school district Tuesday from teaching intelligent design in biology class saying the concept is creationism in disguise US District Judge John E Jones delivered a stinging attack on the Dover Area School Board saying its firstinthenation decision in October 2004 to insert intelligent design into the science curriculum violated the constitutional separation of church and state The ruling was a major setback to the intel ligentdesign movement which is also waging battles in Georgia and Kansas Intelligent design holds that living organisms are so complex that they must have been created by some kind of higher force Please see RULING Page A7 OBITUARIES John Block 85 Santa Fe Dec 18 Elizabeth Y Kingman Santa Fe Dec 14 David V Quintana 26 Dec 18 Jonathan 62 La Fragua Dec 18 PageC2 DELAYS LIFE OF LUXURY As Tom Delay became a king of campaign fundraising he also began to live like a king Page A3 HORSEMEN ROUT SOCORRO Senior point guard Ricky Leyba scores 25 points to lead St Michaels over Socorro Sports Bl Abandoned mother needs help with bills PageC2 DAY 1 OF TRANSIT STRIKE New York City perseveres through first transit shutdown in 25 years PageA8 TODAY Sunny High 54 low 27 PageC10 Index Annies Horoscope Local Police Time A loraily owned and independent newspaper Main 98333O3 Late Classifieds News Five sections 38 pages 156th year Issue No 355 Publication No 596440 Serving New Mexico for 156 years ;