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New Mexican (Newspaper) - December 25, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico DECEMBER SUNDAY ONE DOLLAR Happy Holidays This yeaiTs Las Posadas at Pecos National Historical Park Katrina evacuees making do in Santa Fe By Anne Constable The New Mexican Most Hurricane Katrina evacuees who have resettled in Santa Fe say theyll be home for Christmas only in their Theres nothing to go back said Drew Newell 32 You really are starting Newell is one of about 200 Gulf Coast resi dents who wound up in Northern New Mexico He also is one of 13 people who are receiving housing assistance from the Santa Fe Evacuation Relocation Committee based at the Santa Fe Business Incubator The Santa Fe Association of Realtors provided to the committee via the Santa Fe Community Foundation to help pay local rents for hurricane survivors While many of the evacuees continue to have serious needs jobs home furnishings etc they are doing quite well according to Agnes Moses a member of the committee Moses said only about a half dozen of the 75 people who sought help from the committee have moved on hi addition to helping the evacuees find hous ing the committee collected furniture for the families brought them meals and assisted in finding other services While the committee Please see KATRINA Page A5 Outcry greets Kenyas first Breathalyzers By Shashank Bengali Knight Ridder Newspapers NAIROBI Kenya This holiday season a new terror is stalking the streets of this East African capital the Breathalyzer Just say the word in a Nairobi bar and faces droop Drinkers nervously scan the empty beer bottles in front of them Some curse Others complain bitterly about the cost of a cab ride home The introduction this month of Kenyas first Breathalyzers long used in Western countries to test drivers bloodalcohol levels but rela tively new in Africa has sparked an outcry in a country where driving while intoxicated is while not explicitly tolerated certainly com monplace Its even something of a national punch line Please see KENYA Page A7 Six years after cancer halted construction of Mark and Michelle Gonzales home friends family and strangers are pitching in to finish what Mark started Photos by Natalie New Mexican Michelle and Mark Gonzales walk to the site of their unfinished house in North San Ysidro earlier this month Construction of the house which Mark started in high school was put on hold after he was diagnosed with Ewings sarcoma a rare form of bone cancer By Erika Davila For The New Mexican ORTH SAN YSIDRO Mark and Michelle Gonzales stand inside their unfinished adobe home imagining how the living room kitchen and bathroom will look They gaze through windows on the east side of the house to the beautiful valley that makes up North San Ysidro a small community about 14 miles southeast of Rowe where they met 15 years ago Mark first dreamed of building this home in high school when he began making more than adobe bricks After they married it became Michelles dream too and she helped put up the walls But about 10 years ago they stopped working on the house because of a shortage of funds Then six years ago Mark was diagnosed with Ewings sarcoma a rare form of bone cancer Please see DREAM Page A6 Mark Gonzales left and his wife Michelle center chat with Christina Romero as she warms up before returning outside to work on the Gonzaleses new home Romero is one of a number of volunteers working to complete the house Woman unable to work needs help paying medical bills Page C5 HOLIDAY SERVICES Christmas Hanukkah and New Years listings Page IOOYE4RSAMO COUNTIES Santa Fe man has two reasons to celebrate on Christmas one being his 100th birthday sort of Neighbors El RAIDERS HQ MATCH FOR Quarterback Jake Plummer threw for 268 yards and Mike Anderson surpassed yards rushing for the season in a 223 win Sports Bl BY 3Y From hurricanes to tsunamis to terrorist attacks a year filled with suffering ends Nation World Hl OBITUARIES Santa Fe Dec 20 Robert Gardenhire 58 Santa Fe Dec 22 Marcia Lujan 72 Santa Fe SharoH Shroyer Dec 22 Page C2 HOLIDAY WRITING CONTEST Adults winning entries in the final installment from this years competition Sunday inside TODAY Mostly sunny High 58 low 28 Page C8 Index Annies Horoscope Mutual Nation C2 Police Time A locally owned and independent newspaper Main Eleven sections 112 pages Late Sunday magazine 40 pages 156th year Issue No 359 News Publication No 596440 Serving New Mexico for 156 years ;