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New Mexican (Newspaper) - July 3, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE Locally owned and independent Saving New Mexico for 156 years SUNDAY JULY 3 2005 ONH DOLLAR Turandot Lost in contradiction By CRAIG SMITH The New Mexican The Santa Fe Opera waited almost 50 years to mount Puccinis final opera Turandot a warhorse of a work full of color and pageantry and a heartbreaking love story Puccini died before he could finish the work whose story comes from myth and fable The title character a beautiful but cold Chinese princess will only take a husband who can answer her three inscrutable riddles If a suitor fails he dies But one day a wandering prince Calaf comes to purpletowered Peking sees Turandot and loses his heart to her He is sure he can answer her conundrums and their battle begins Huge in scale vocally and theatri cally demanding Turandot is a piece opera companies think twice about before tackling Perhaps SFO should have thought twice and a little more Fridays seasonopening performance was several rehearsals short of a cur tainup and a mass of artistic contra dictions On the one hand SFO music director Alan Gilbert and the orchestra did some vivid tonepainting On the other there was some sloppy playing as well as more poor coordination between pit and stage than even a first night should allow Willa Kims sunbright gorgeously Please see LOST Page A4 Coming of age in the image of Changing Woman Jane New Mexican Tiaralynn Begaye 11 shows signs of fatigue as she leaves her familys cook shed in Ganado last week after completing her fiveday fournight kinaalda a comingofage ceremony conducted for girls on the Navajo Nation Sweet16 parties even debutante balls are all ways fami lies can celebrate a girls transition from child hood to womanhood But none is as unique or as rigorous as the kinaaldd a fiveday four night comingofage cer emony for girls held on the Navajo Nation While its unusual for cam eras to be allowed at ceremo nies on the Navajo Nation The New Mexican was invited to attend the kinaaldd of liyearold Tiaralynn Begaye at her familys hogan in Ganado Ariz The family whose pri mary residence is in Santa Fe County wanted to document the way they con ducted the ritual an event they had been planning for since their daughter was 7 for future generations In a special section today The New Mexican shares photographs and impres sions of the ceremony the ritual grooming molding running and allnight sing that concludes the event as well as the ardu ous preparation for and baking of a 100pound corn cake in a pit in the ground On the Web background information links and resources about the kinaalda ceremony can be found on our Web site at Kinaalda Supreme Courts next term loaded with contentious issues By GINA HOLLAND The Associated Press WASHINGTON Abor tion assisted suicide gay rights the death penalty Some of the toughest issues in the land confront the Supreme Court in its new term in the fall A new lineup of justices assuming the successor to influential Justice San dra Dav OConnor is on the Sandra Day OConnor High courts recent stability has made its decisions easy to gauge bench makes the outcome of these cases more unpre dictable than usual The high court has not had a new member since 1994 a modernera record That stability has made it easier to gauge what issues the court will take on and how they will be decided On major ones the court frequently splits 54 OConnor a moderate put on the court by President Rea gan has been a key vote in death penalty religion and abortion cases Her view often became the final word Her retirement announced Friday shook up the world of Supreme Court lawyers who prepared cases with OConnor in mind She was widely viewed as the key by experienced and successful litigators Theyll have to figure some other way to win their said Nelson Lund a George Mason University law pro fessor and former clerk to OConnor Please see COURT Page A6 The Associated Press More than protesters human chain Sat urday around Scotlands medieval capital demanding that the worlds most powerful nations lift Africa out of poverty Poverty march kicks off week of G8 protests The Associated Press EDINBURGH Scot land More than antipoverty campaigners formed a human chain around Scotlands capital on Saturday echoing the musical call of the Live 8 concerts that the worlds wealthiest nations act to lift Africa out of misery The Make Poverty His tory march launched a week of demonstrations the Group of Eight summit to be held near Edinburgh next week with protesters hoping to pres sure President Bush and his G8 colleagues to end the misery of millions in the developing world Organizers and police estimated that peo ple took part in the march We are citizens of the G8 under pressure to admit other countries Page A2 Live 8 concerts put spotlight on African poverty Page A3 Africans Debt plans dont get to heart of problem Page A7 global village We need said Siphiwe Hlophe 45 who traveled from the African nation of Swaziland to participate in the march The G8 leaders must live up to their promises They must be Waving banners blow ing whistles and clutching balloons protesters clad in White the symbol of the antipoverty campaign streamed through the streets of the Old Town over the Royal Mile and through Please see MARCH Page A5 Immigrants flood into the from terrorism nations By PAULINE ARRILLAGA and OLGA R RODRIGUEZ The Associated Press TIJUANA Mexico The men flocked to the cafe under the sign with the cedar tree symbol of their Mideast home In this alien border land it was the beacon that led to an Arab brother who would help them complete their journey from Lebanon into America They would come to find Salim Boughader Mucharrafille the cafe owner who catered to some of Tijuanas more affluent denizens including workers at the consulate His American custom ers were unaware that the boss of La Libanesa cafe ran a less repu table busi ness on the side Until his arrest in December 2002 Boughader smuggled about 200 Lebanese compatriots into the United States including sympathizers of Hezbollah designated a terrorist organization by PJease see BORDER Page A7 Salim Boughader Mucharrafille Todays obituaries Laura L Burton 79 Santa Fe June 29 Malcolm B Epstein 100 Santa Fe June 24 Laurance R Hall 71 June 20 Braulio A Martinez 78 June 30 Tessie E Sandoval 78 Santa Fe July 1 Page B2 Todays forecast Mostly sunny hot afternoon Tstorm High 92 low 56 Page DR INDEX D7 Movies B2 Business Dl Classifieds HZ Crossword D7 Focus El Horoscope D7 Local news Bl Mutuals r2 Opinion Gl Poiice notes B2 iQue Pasa 122 Scoreboard Sports 02 Cl Lotteries B2 Trnvel Fl The Wests Oldest Newspaper 11 sections 112 pages 156th year Issue No 184 Publication No 596440 Late paper Classified ads News tips Main office 9840363 9863000 9863030 9833303 A ;