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New Mexican (Newspaper) - July 22, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE Locally owned and independent Serving New Mexico for 156 years FRIDAY JULY 22 2005 FIFTY CENTS COMING SUNDAY Fatal journeys Migrants crossing the Arizona border are dying in record numbers One man searches for his daughter in the desert His story appears in Sundays New Mexican INSIDE TODAY Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Say chamber and people tend to think of decaying composers musty manuscripts and stodgy music But the genre can be wonderfully exciting When you factor in groups like the Miro Quartet performing this week for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival the experience can go from the sublime to the Surrealist Pasatiempo inside Messy mistake A city worker turned the wrong valve at Santa Fes wastewatertreatment plant and caused about 100 gallons of sewage sludge to spill into the Santa Fe River on Thursday Santa Fe El Norte Cl China unpegs The yuan is no longer pegged to the dollar This could mean Americans will pay more for goods made in China Business Page D3 Todays obituary William D Sapien 18 July 17 Page C2 Todays forecast Mostly sunny very warm High 89 low 60 Page C10 INDEX Annies Mailbon D5 Local news Cl Business D3 Lotteries C2 Classifieds El Opinion Comics A9 D6 Police notes C2 Crossword D5 Scoreboard B2 Generation Nei Dl S port s Bl Horoscope D5 Stocks D4 ThcWesfs Oldest Newspaper Five sections 40 pages Pasatiempo 104 pages 156th year Issue No 203 Publication No 596440 Late paper Classified ads Main 9840363 9863000 9863030 9833303 Rio Arriba magistrate resigns By STEVE TERRELL The New Mexican Beleaguered Rio Arriba County Magistrate Judge Tommy Rodella has resigned less than four months after Gov Bill Richardson appointed him to the job Richardsons office announced Thursday Tommy Rodellas resignation follows months of bad publicity RodeUa submitted his resignation Wednesday and it was effective at the end of that work day The resignation followed months of bad publicity controversies over Rodellas police career his activities during his wifes and more recently his handling of a drunkendriving case that caused headaches for both the judge and the governor The actions of our judges must be above Richardson said in a news release I am very disap pointed but in my opinion this was the appropriate course of It has been an honor and a truly rewarding experience to have had the opportunity to serve the people of Rio Arriba in this Please see MAGISTRATE Page A10 Ready for test flight Controversial V22 Osprey will take to air above Santa Fe Lara New Mexican At a public meeting Thursday at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center test pilot Lt Col Bill Witzig discusses upcoming testing of the V22 Osprey to be held at the Santa Fe Municipal Airport By JULIE ANN GRIMM The New Mexican Faster than a speeding Black Hawk Able to carry pounds of cargo on a single mis sion Its a bird Its a plane Its what some call the future of the Marine Corps and its coming to Santa Fe A team conducting tests fof the military is bringing a V22 Osprey aircraft here next month and will be parking the craft in an extra tall private hangar at the Santa Fe Municipal Airport Two factors drew the team to the city At about feet in eleva tion Santa Fes airport is one of the highest in the nation arid August weather will asq offer high tem peratures The million Osprey is some what of a cross between a heLcop ter and an airplane It has hover capability and can fly up to 316 mph The primary feature that has brought it both praise and criticism is its ability to moving The Associated Press V22 Osprey Cost million Passenger load 24 Empty weight pounds Cargo capacity pounds Max speed 316 mph Dimensions 57 feet long 21 feet tall 83 feet wide Each of two 38footdiame ter rotors has three blades Source Boeing two spinning rotors from facing upward to facing forward Its a revolutionary said Lt Col Bill Witzig an Osprey test pilot and government flighttest director who came to Santa Fe on Thursday to hold a public briefing Ward Carroll military spokesman for the Marylandbased project said during a telephone interview that the aircraft will exponentially improve the fleet of Vietnam War era CH46 Sea Knight and CH53D Sea Stallion helicopters that are used by the Marines Corps and Spe cial Operations It flies twice as fast and six times as far he said you look at the global war on terror there are asym metric threats where you need quick reaction time you need to get wounded out in a hurry and yqu need to be Carroll said Speed and range matter quite a bit and thats where the V22 will make a big The Osprey got a nasty reputa tion as accidentprone after two crashes killed 23 Marines in 2000 prompting the temporary suspen sion of the development program Engineers changed designs for the Please see OSPREY Page A7 Second attack is wakeup call for British Bombers fail to kill underscore difficulty of getting a handle on terror cells By PAISLEY DODDS The Associated Press LONDON Were the bombers in the latest attack on London copycats trying to increase fear or was the alQaida terror network try ing to send a message that they can attack at will The small explosions that again sent shudders of terror through the city Thursday exactly two weeks after suicide bombings killed 52 caused widespread dis ruption and dashed hopes that the first deadjy bomb ings were a onetime event as they so far have been in the United States and Spain In trying to determine the source behind the latest bombmgs analysts con sidered the style and rela tive lack of success of the attacks These attacks dont look like they were a hallmark of any one Paul Bea ver an independent security and defense expert told The Associated Press They dont fit into any clear pat Two devices detonated one at the Oval subway station the other on the No 26 bus but the other two apparently did not Beaver said citing security officials close to the investigation It all seems a bit he said But the fact that the lat est strikes caused much less damage than the previous blasts didnt necessarily indicate a different group was at work said Charles Shoebridge a security ana lyst and former counterter rorism intelligence officer with the Metropolitan Police Please see ATTACK Page A8 Exclients stocks could lead Roberts to bow out of cases By CARRIE JOHNSON and JEFFREY H BIRNBAUM The Washington Post WASHINGTON As one of the countrys preeminent appellate law yers John G Roberts Jr advanced the interests of major corporate clients Rules that govern conflicts of interest would allow him to hear Supreme Court cases involving those same companies on different issues In 13 years of private practice at the Washingtonbased law firm Hogan Hartson LLP Roberts built his by arguing before the high court on behalf of Digital Equipment Peabody Coal Co and Toyota Motor among others Under federal ethics rules Rob erts is barred from hearing only specific cases that he handled at the law firm or other cases that Hogan Hartson took on dur ing his Roberts left the firm in 2003 to become a federal appeals court judge in the Dis trict of Columbia President Bush nominated him Tuesday to fill the Supreme Court seat of retiring Justice Sandra Day OConnor Roberts 50 could adjudicate disputes involving former clients unless he had worked on the spe cific issue in question while he was Please see ROBERTS Page A7 John G Roberts Jr Supreme Court nominee as a private attorney has argued highcourt cases for major corporations such as Digital Equipment Peabody Coal Co and Toyota Motor Corp Study Guvs jet flies at twice cost of twin prop By STEVE TERRELL The New Mexican The controversial mil lion Cessna jet that the state has contracted to buy will cost about twice as much per flight hour to operate than a twinprop plane the state already owns and sig nificantly more than admin istration officials originally touted according to a Leg islative Finance Committee study However state General Services Director Ed Lopez said Thursday that the analysis is because the Cessna company has given the state a writ ten guarantee that the new Cessna Citation Bravo wont cost more to operate than the Beachwood King Air 350 that the state already owns We negotiated a written guarantee from Cessna that the operating costs the fuel and the maintenance will not exceed that for the King Air 350 for three Lopez said If it does theyll refund the State Republicans have used the jet purchase to attack Gov Bill Richardsons Please see JET Page A6 ;