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New Mexican (Newspaper) - July 13, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE Locally owned and independent Serving New Mexico for156yeais WEDNESDAY JULY 13 2005 FIFTY CENTS Explosions clues point to suicides British news agency names 3 suspected suicide bombers attacks mastermind bomb maker believed to be at large By THOMAS WAGNER The Associated Press LEEDS England New evidence sug gests four suicide bombers including at least three Britons of Pakistani descent carried out the terror attacks in London officials said Tuesday Surveillance cam eras captured the men as they arrived in the capital just 20 minutes before the explosions began Police raided six homes in Leeds search ing for explosives and computer files that would shed more light on what were believed to be the first suicide bombings in Western Europe They arrested a man identified by the British news agency Press Association as a relative of one of the suspected bombers A town councilor told The Associated Press that at least three of the presumed suicide bombers were British citizens of Pakistani ancestry One bomber was thought to be Shahzad Tanweer a 22yearold cricketloving sportsscience graduate and another was a teenager Press Association reported On its Web site The Times newspaper named Tanweer as well as Leeds resi dents Hasib Hussain 19 and Mohammed Sidique Khan the 30yearold father of an 8month old baby The newspaper said police were still trying to identify the fourth bomber Please see EXPLOSIONS Page A5 Raids in Leeds Police raids in Leeds England on Tuesday yielded the arrest of a man who might be related to one of the suspected suicide bombers in the London attacks According to a Brit ish newspaper three of the four alleged bombers were British citizens of Pakistani ancestry Shahzad Tanweer 22 Hasib Hussain 19 and Mohammed Sidique Khan 30 Police have not identi fied the fourth s Atlantic RELAND c Celtic Sea North Sea Leeds N BRITAIN London FRANCE The Associated Press NSIDE TODAY Discovery damaged With the countdown for Discovery in its final hours NASA was dealt a setback Tuesday when a window cover fell off the shuttle and damaged thermal tiles near the tail But the space agency said it probably could fix the problem in time for todays launch The mishap was an eerie reminder of the doomed Columbia Page A3 Cooking up history Baca Gilbert wrote in Historic Cookery New Mexican foods have become increasingly The principal reason of course is that the food is Passion for Southwestern cuisine hasnt waned since she wrote those words In fact New Mexican foods have become a permanent part of our national food consciousness Taste Dl Todays obituaries Richard T Paulsen 53 Eldorado July 8 Josie Kain 83 Santa Fe July 11 Lucile B Adler 82 Santa 8 Robert Whitted 82 Santa Fe July 10 Luis S Chavez 84 Galisteo July 9 Mauricio E Regalado 77 Santa Fe July 7 Herman W Phillips Pecos July 11 Page C2 Todays forecast Mostly sunny and warm Tstorm High 90 low 59 Page C8 INDEX Annies MailDoi C7 Movies Business P5 Classifieds El C2 Mutuals D5 Opinion A7 Comics B6 Police notes C2 Scoreboard B2 Snorts Bl Crossword C7 Horuscope C7 Local news Cl Stocks Lotteries C2 Taste D6 Dl Five sections 36 pages 156th year Issue No 194 Publication No 596440 Late paper Classified ads News tips Main 9840363 9863000 9863030 9833303 Mansion surmounts ridgetop regulations Luis Sanchez New Mexican Crews excavate a lot off Monte Verde in the Sierra del Norte subdivision as they prepare for a house and a guesthouse The citys escarpment ordinance requires homes on ridge tops to be hid den from view as much as possible But city officials say Andrew and Sydney Davis wont have to conform to the ordi nance because there are no other sites on their acres where they can build a house By TOM SHARPE The New Mexican Residents bent on protect ing the scenic beauty of Santa Fes foothills were able to claim some victo ries a decade ago Years after home builders seeking grand views began perching houses on eastside hilltops the City Coun cil and County Commission enacted laws limiting construction on steep slopes and ridgelines In the face of public outcry movie star Shirley MacLaine in 1993 backed off plans to build a resi dential compound on 35 acres she bought atop Atalaya Mountain just east of the city limits So some residents were dismayed when a construction crew recently began excavating a ridge in north eastern Santa Fe visible from much of the east side A city landuse official says admin istrators decided that plans to put a new mansion there are legal He also said he isnt certain how many other ridge tops might be vulnerable to new Monte Verde Palatial home being built for trust manager By TOM SHARPE The New Mexican The New Mexican construction despite the citys belated efforts to regulate building on hills Andrew and Sydney Davis plan to put a million main house and a squarefoot guesthouse on acres in the Sierra del Norte subdivision on a new road called Monte Verde Spanish for green mountain Despite the city escarpment Please see MANSION Page A4 Thirdgeneration investor Andrew A Davis and his wife Sydney are building the ridgetop mansion above Hyde Park Road The couple and their two chil dren now live in La Tierra subdivi sion west of Santa Fe and own a vacant lot in nearby Las Campanas The Davises who have not been available for comment reportedly were visiting Andrew Davis family estate in Seal Harbor Maine Andrew Davis 42 is the son of New York mutualfund man ager Shelby Davis and the grandson of New York investment banker Shelby Cullom Davis Please see TRUST Page A4 Study Cell phones raise crash risk fourfold By KEN THOMAS The Associated Press WASHINGTON Using a cell phone a handsfree one while driving quadruples the risk of getting into a crash with serious injuries a study finds Research released Tuesday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety suggests that using a hands free device instead of a handheld phone while behind the wheel will not necessarily improve safety Youd think using a handsfree phone would be less distracting so it wouldnt increasecrash risk as much as using a handheld phone But we found that either phone type increased the said Anne McCartt one of the studys authors and the institutes vice president for research The study found that handheld devices were very slightly riskier than handsfree ones but the differ ence was not statistically significant The study published in the British Medical Journal found no difference Please see PHONES Page A8 State city cellphone rules Talking on handheld cell phones while driving is banned in New York New Jersey and the District of Columbia In Connecticut drivers will have to use handsfree devices beginning Oct 1 Cities such as Santa Fe Chi cago and Brookline require handsfree devices Eight states Florida Kentucky Louisiana Mississippi Nevada New York Oklahoma and Oregon prevent local governments from restricting cell phone use in motor vehicles SOURCE National Conference of Slate Legislatures Peters project wins on appeal 2 commissioners change votes to favor development By JULIE ANN GRIMM The New Mexican The Santa Fe County Com mission has reversed an ear lier decision and will allow a proposed luxuryhome subdivision northwest of the city limits to continue through the planning process Seeking to avoid a pend ing lawsuit over the Feb ruary denial of the Suerte Gerald Peters del Sur master plan the commission held a short rehearing of the case and voted 32 to move it forward Commissioners Paul Campos and Michael Anaya had voted against the case earlier this year but changed their votes to favor the devel opment Tuesday night You sold out shouted one woman as Anaya adjourned the meeting The woman who refused to give her name was among about 30 people to attend the latest in a long string of hear ings on the proposed develop Please see PETERS Page A8 Governor could stall horse races at Downs By STEVE TERRELL The New Mexican Hold your horses Thats the advice of state officials to Pojoaque Pueblo1 which hopes to reopen The Downs at Santa Fe following this weeks settlement of a multimilliondollar gam blingcompact lawsuit That settlement iii which the pueblo agreed to pay the state million in back casino payments removes one stumbling block to reopening the race track south of the city Following Mondays settlement announcement Pojoaque Gov George Rivera told a reporter that the lawsuit could help clear the way for the Santa Fe track If that was a condi tion then certainly the con dition has been taken care of as soon as the federal gov Please see DOWNS Page A5 ;