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New Mexican (Newspaper) - February 13, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE LocaUyowned and independent Serving New Mexico for 156years Preschool funding would be a first in the West If Legislature approves program would start this fall By HEATHER CLARK The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE Sam Fortescue wants to be a filmmaker when he grows up His mother is impressed by his scien tific knowledge Chelsea Fortescue said the rich envi ronment of her sons 4yearold class at A Childs Garden preschool last year opened his mind to a variety of new ideas He would come to me and say You know the sun is a hot ball of fire and He was very she said Now 5 Sam attends kindergarten at the Albu querque preschool which state officials say could become a model for vol untary statefunded pre schools for 4yearolds If the Legislature approves million to implement the program the first preschools serv ing about 4year olds could open their doors this fall New Mexico would become the sixth state nationally and the first in the West to offer pub lic preschool available to all families Please see FUND Page A7 Todays obituaries Lynne J Lazelle 66 Feb 10 Elisarla L Trujillo Santa Fe Feb 10 Jimmie E Hernandez 71 Santa Fe Feb 9 Theodore Handel Feb 10 Doroteo Garcia 65 Santa Fe Feb 11 Howard Rutz II Feb 2 Ubaldo R Rodriguez 56 Feb 11 Please see Page B2 Todays forecast Partly cloudy morning fog High 49 low 30 Page B2 INDEX Annies Mailbox D8 Business Dl Classifieds Crossword Focus Horoscope Local news Lotteries Hl D8 El D8 Bl B2 Movies 65 Mutual D2 Opinion Fl Police notes B2 iQue Pasa 121 Scoreboard C2 Sports Cl Travel 61 The Wests Oldest Newspaper 11 sections 112 pages 156th year Issue No 44 Publication No 596440 Late paper Classified ads News tips Main office 9863000 9863030 9833303 SUNDAY FEBRUARY 13 ONE D0 L 1 A R Learning lessons from LANL By DIANA HEIL The New Mexican Although it appears ons designs have fallen into enemy hands in recent years the federal government remains deeply concerned by failures in security management at Los Ala mos National Laboratory A senior official with the National Nuclear Security Administration in Washington which oversees security at the lab admitted last week that the agency hasnt been doing its job there Bill Desmond acting associ ate administrator for defense nuclear security said neither NNSA nor the lab was aware of the extent to which lab employ ees disregarded security proce duresuntil two classified com puter disks were thought to be missing this summer An inven tory showed that large amounts of topsecret material besides the pair of disks were not properly tracked Desmond took personal responsibility for the fact the agency did not know the lab lacked effective procedures to protect classified material In an interview he said NNSAs Los Alamos office didnt have the people in both numbers and expertise to look at incidents in the detail that we think incidents should be reviewed at the site NNSA a semiautonomous agency in the Department of Energy was created in 2000 after the Wen Ho Lee nuclear secrets scandal to try to reduce security lapses at the nations nuclearweapons laboratories Inside A timeline of nucleaivsecurity events at labs Senator from New Mexico ques tions if nuclear agency is fulfilling its mission with Ron Detry chief secu rity officer at the Albuquerque lab Background and details of the four nuclear laboratories Please see LANL Page A9 Stories Page A9 Drumsticks lie silent after a recent practice on the large drum that is the focus of Black Eagles performance Jemez drum group heads toGrammys Members of Black Eagle a drum group from Jemez Pueblo will be the first American Indians to perform at the Grammy Awards according to pro ducer Tom Bee They will be the opening act at the ceremony which begins at today in Los Angeles though television coverage begins at 7 here The group has been nominated in each of the last three years and won last year for Best Native Ameri can Music Album Their album Straight Up North ern is up for a Grammy this year Jemez Pueblo drummers to make history By SHANNON SHAW The New Mexican Black Eagle a drum group from Jemez Pueblo is making history today at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards According to the groups producer Tom Bee the musicians Will be the first American Indians in history to perform at the Grammys which celebrates artistic achievement in pop jazz blue rap classi cal folk and other musical recordings The group is scheduled to be the opening act at the ceremony which begins at at Staples Center in Los Angeles The Jemez drummers who have been nominated each of the last three years won a Grammy in 2004 in the Best Native Ameri Please see DRUM Page A8 Big night for music Green Day is the band to beat at tonights Grammy Awards By TONY HICKS Contra Costa Times Album of the Year nominees 47th Annual Grammy Awards Queen Latifah hosts this years Grammys from Los Angeles The show begins locally at 7 on KRQE13 Inside Awards are often based more on the past than true merit Grandest gaffes of Grammys past Stories Page G5 Ray Charles Genius Loves Company Green Day American Idiot Photos by Clyde New Mexican Members of Black Eagle a drum group from Jemez Pueblo including from left Henry Tosa Alyssa Yeppa Malcom Yepa and Cassandra Toledo rehearse for their performance today at the Grammy Awards where they will sing songs from their nominated album Straight Up Northern Its time for the Grammys This is the biggie for the popmusic world Its Oscars its Emmys its something hard to tell what If youre not winning an award at one of the entertain ment award youre simply not paying attention But theTTrSrnmys are still the Grammys Last year was big for a few artists Usher the late great Kay Charles new hiphopper Kanye West and 2002 Grammy darling Ali cia Keys among them Green Day is enjoying a mon strous renaissance with the rockers political punk opera American Idiot Seven nominations have come the bands way including Album of the Year Record of the Year and Best Rock Album Its oversimplifying to say there has to be one big winner or break out artist at each years Gram mys Should that happen this year though Green Days a good bet Looking at this years nominees makes one think 2004 wasnt such a great year for nonrock music espe cially when waferthin cover songs are in the running And just when we thought maybe the Grammy voters were getting it Heres how things might shape up tonight Album of the Year Nominees Genius Loves Company Ray Charles and Various Artists American Idiot Green Day The Diary of Alicia Keys Alicia Keys Confessions Usher The Col lege Dropout Kayne West Who will win Ray Charles Who should win Green Day The deal Clearly pulling together a coher ent thematic punkrock opera was the years big accomplishment Ray Charles was an incredible musician but this record was a big deal only because it was a big tribute from some big names the year Charles happened to die If Kanye West Please see GRAMMY Page A8 The College Dropout Alicia Keys The Diary Of Alicia Keys Usher Confessions denies patent for toohuman creature By RICK WEISS The Washington Post WASHINGTON A New York scientists sevenyear effort to win a patent on a laboratoryconceived crea ture that is part human and part animal ended in failure Friday closing a historic and somewhat ghoulish chapter in American intellectual property law The Patent and Trade mark Office rejected the claim saying the hybrid designed for use in medi cal research but not yet cre ated would be too closely related to a human to be patentable Paradoxically the rejection was a victory of sorts for the inventor Stuart Newman of New York Medical College Please see PATENT Page A6 Reclaiming a family Andy Fenkner Couple put their son up for adoption in 1977 and then found him last year in a chance encounter t Sweethearts find each other decades later search for the son they gave up By PAULINE ARRILLAGA The Associated Press EVERETT Wash He held his son only once in a sterile office at Catholic Childrens Services that November day in 1977 Bart Stokes gazed into the eyes as blue as his own and covered his boys cheeks in kisses Youre coming home with me soon he whispered Daddy loves you Were going to all be together He was still a child himself a junior in high school with shoul derlength hair and a lanky teen age frame hardly the picture of a father But a father was all Bart dreamed of becoming That and a Please see FAMILY Page A4 ;