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New Mexican (Newspaper) - February 22, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE Serving New Mexico for 156 years TUESDAY FEBRUARY 22 2005 FIFTY CENTS Teen takes solo stand for peace By JULIE ANN GRIMM The New Mexican Standing alone on the side walk for hours the 13yearold girl in the red platform shoes isnt waiting for a bus to the mall shes dissenting foreign policy Give Peace a says one sign outlined in bubble let ters Stop says another written in red When Cheryl Abhplds Alam eda Middle School had par entteacher conferences last month she used the opportunity to hit the street On weekends warm afternoons and noschool federal holidays the diligent eighthgrader will be there again in front of her house holding the sign with two hands keeping its message parallel to the street for the best visibility She does not flash her new braces in a smile or raise one of her slight arms to wave except for the occasional twofingered peace sign Shes there because she believes world peace is possible and the war in Iraq is wrong because President Bush lied And Santa Fe reacts mostly with support You go girl a woman shouted from across the street one morning as she walked her dog Others honk and wave Some stop to chat Protesters in Santa Fe are a common sight but they usu ally come in groups Friday lunchtime peace demonstra Please see PEACE Page A6 Cheryl Abhold 13 an eighthgrader at Alameda Middle School holds a sign saying Give Peace a ChanceAbhold who protests at Onate Place and Htekox Street on weekends holidays and in warm weather says world peace is possible and that the war in Iraq is wrong because President Bush lied Jane New Mexican INSIDE TODAY Relentless Lobos The University of New Mexicos tremendous defense and rebounding end Utahs winning streak Sports Cl Organicproduce delivery on the rise Ronny Bell wanted to go organic but farming wasnt on his agenda Instead he works with organic farmers in Washington state to deliver their products to busy customers who want healthy food but demand convenience Low flows hurt fishing on San Juan Fishing guides on the San Juan River say they are losing money because low river flow is keeping customers away The Bureau of Reclamation has been releasing 250 cubic feet per second from Navajo Dam but guides said they need releases at two to three times that rate to ensure a healthy river Page B 3 Todays obituaries Patricia C 66 Albuquerque Feb 14 Maria C Velarde 89 Santa Fe Feb 17 Don Merfci Chapel Hill Feb 19 HfNatd Crown Montreal Feb 2 Chris Roybai 37 Feb 18 Prospero Pino 93 Las Vegas Feb 20 Please see Page B2 Todays forecast Partly cloudy scattered showers High 50 low 27 Page B2 INDEX Annies Maitox B6 Business Classifieds Comics Crossword Horoscope Letters Local news Lotteries Movies Opinion Dl 02 C6 S3 Police notes B2 Bl 82 B2 AS AS Scoreboard Sports C2 Cl Four sections 24 pages 156th year Issue No 53 Publication No 596440 M44M3 MSJ030 SM4M3 Chillinon the slopes ABOVE Julian Tapla 9 waits at the bottom of Ski for father at Ski Santa Fe on Monday LEFT Emma Horton left and her brother Joel remain Mated In the snow where they fell during a lesson as Instructor Quirt Lewellen explains how to turn on a snowboard Photos by Tina Larkin The New Mexican Armory board CCA draft new deal By STEVE TERRELL The New Mexican Rep Peter Wirth DSanta Fe on Monday backed away from his proposal to transfer the entire museum and arts complex on Old Pecos Trail from the state Department of Military Affairs to the state Department of Cultural Affairs After Adjutant Gen Kenny Montoya of the state National Guard withdrew his earlier sup port of Wirths House Bill 285 various parties involved in the proposed transfer agreed to a offer a compromise in which Military Affairs would retain ownership of the main building at 1050 Old Pecos Trail which houses the Bataan Memorial Museum and Library and Santa Fe Performing Arts This is a good Wirth told reporters Monday Under the new proposal the buildings that house the Center for Contemporary Arts and the Santa Fe Childrens Museum would be transferred to Cul tural Affairs Those organiza tions would pay rent to Cultural Affairs who in turn would hand over a portion of the receipts 50 percent is the figure under discussion to Military Affairs Under the compromise the Please see CCA Page A4 tetfslature 2005 Inside Lawmaker seeks higher pay for state police Bill called sweet deal for Qwest Page A4 Research seeks link between faith and work ethic Study shows belief in God does contribute to economic performance By JOSHUA S BUREK The Christian Science Monitor A century ago German soci ologist Max Weber put forth a novel theory of economic growth In The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism Weber argued that Calvinist ideals fostered a disciplined work andsave attitude that acceler ated the creation of wealth The implication that Protestant economies outperform Catholic ones has drawn skepticism ever since But today researchers are re examining whether there might be a Jink between religious belief and economic perfor mance In a 2003 study of nearly 60 countries Harvard ers Robert Barro and Rachel McCleary found certain reli gious beliefs did contribute to economic growth Notably they concluded that a belief in hell was a slightly more potent economic spur than a belief in heaven Last year Niall Ferguson a professor of history at Har vard University examined the connections between faith and work ethic in light of divergent trends he found in the United States and Europe Religious belief in North America has been amazingly resilient amid big economic gains he says disputing the notion that wealthier countries necessarily become less reli gious But abroad Ferguson noted a decline in European work ing hours coincided with a decline in faith Americans dont in fact do better work than he wrote They just do more work A lot Between 1979 and 1999 Please see ETHIC Page A6 Mixed blessing of Santa Fes soggy winter is clear as mud Researchers Early snowmelt patterns will continue in West By BRANDON GARCIA The New Mexican While its not quite our name mud is causing some joylessness in Santa Fe The first two months of 2005 have been exceptionally wet and given the city more mud than its used to Oh yeah its been said Robert Anaya the owner and operator of Anayas Roadrunner Wrecker Its getting to the point where were getting our own equipment The last time Anaya had trouble like this was in 1997 when his tow trucks got stuck in his own driveway Now hes restricted some of his vehicles from entering the sloppiest areas and has purchased special equipment such as extralong cables to deal with the sludge Anaya said while people are getting Three killed in fallout from California storms stuck in the mud mostly in rural areas ground in some areas of the city has become so saturated that roads and asphalt have caved in Side streets off West Alameda Street Gonzales Road and near Cerro Gordo Road have been among the most frequent areas in which people get stuck Its just been so Anaya said The waters not going through the ground as fast as you think it Mud has recently given the citys Please see MUD Page A3 The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE Moun tain snowpacks depended on by many Western states for water have shrunk during the last 50 years because of warmer win ters according to a new report Last March snow was more than 3 feet deep at the Chamita snowpack gauge in the moun tains of Northern New Mexico By April 1 it was gone a month earlier than normal A dry spell and recordbreaking temperatures worked together to melt the snowpack The dwindling snowpacks of 2004 were extreme cli mate scientists said But new research suggests it is part of a trend Its a consisttnt said Tom Pagano a snowpack forecaster at the Natural Please see SNOWMELT Page A3 ;