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New Mexican (Newspaper) - July 27, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico Locally owned and independent Sewing New Mexico THE SANTA FE WEDNESDAY JULY 27 2005 FIFTY CENTS Lara New Mexican Mark Lombard will be named president of the College of Santa Fe today CSF to name new president Mark Lombardi Its an honor to lead College of Santa Fe By JOHN SENA The New Mexican Sitting at a glasstopped round table in his office in the adminis tration building at the College of Santa Fe Mark Lombard has the look of a businessman His sandy brown hair and mustache are neatly groomed his wirerimmed glasses sit perfectly on his nose His navy blue suit gray pinstripes barely visible hangs comfortably Its an impeccable look and might seem somewhat intimidating But after a few minutes it is clear that the 44yearold Lombardi while he takes his job seriously is not as imposing as he looks He speaks with a smile on his face about his love for travel his collection of old sports photo graphs and his continuing search for knowledge That search brought him to the College of Santa Fe four years ago from Tampa to take a position as vice president for aca demic and student affairs He was named provost in 2004 and interim president earlier this year He will be announced as the new president today Its a great honor and its hum Lombardi said Its an opportunity to lead the institution you feel so passionate Please see CSF Page A8 College of Santa Fe past presidents Dr Linda N Hanson 20002005 Dr James Fries 19862000 Brother Donald Mouton 19821986 Brother Cyprian Luke Roney 19581982 Brother Raymond Ogden acting president 19571958 Brother Benildus of Mary 19471957 Stamping a New Mexico treasure Four Rio Grande blankets to defeatured on 37cent stamps part of Postal Service series By MARLSSA STONE The New Mexican Some Spanish weav ers in the early 1800s smashed thousands of insects called cochi neal to create a red dye for the wool in their weavings The artisans scraped the bugs off prickly pear cacti dried them and smashed them with a mortar and pestle to make a fine powder If you want a dark red it requires almost a pound of cochineal to do a large said weaver irwin Trujillo 50 of Chimayo Weavings were used for clothing rugs and bedding Some of the ornate pieces adorned with stripes and hour glass and diamond shapes became heirlooms or trade items Four Rio Grande blankets will be featured on four post age stamps that will be dis played at a ceremony at 11 Saturday at the Santa Fe Plaza Its high time that New Mexico Spanish weaving is acknowledged as an art Trujillo said The 37cent stamps which are featured in a booklet of 20 as part of the Postal Services American Treasures Series will be issued for the first time during the 54th annual Spanish Market on the Plaza on Saturday Post offices will sell the stamps beginning Monday Trujillo whose family has been weaving for seven gen dates the blankets 6n the stamps to the 1860s and the 1890s Earlier blankets are hard to find Trujillo said He traces his own history in weaving and in New Mexico to 1705 when his ancestor Gabriel Ortega crafted blan kets in Chimayo The Trujillo side of his family has been weaving since 1775 said the weaver who still crafts blan kets the traditional way For his blankets he uses fleeces from churro sheep Please see STAMPS Page A4 INSIDE TODAY Courtesy photo Four Rio Grande blankets will be featured on four postage stamps that will be displayed at a ceremony during Spanish Market on Saturday at the Plaza Learn more about the art the artists and the tradition of centuries behind each and every piece of traditional art in The New Mexicans Spanish Market magazine Profiles artists booth locator information and a complete calendar of events for the weekend If you go What The first dayofissue dedication ceremony of four Rio Grande Blankets postage When 11 Saturday Where The Santa Fe Plaza stage during the 54th annual Spanish Market More info Visit shop and click on release schedule in the collectors corner The blankets featured on the stamps will be featured in the lobby of the Museum of Fine Arts through Sunday Hilltop mansion sparks debate square feet of residential construction raises question on citys escarpment ordinance By TOM SHARPE The New Mexican In the wake of controversy over a hilltop mansion under construc tion in northeast Santa Fe some city councilors and mayoral can didates say they want a review of rules governing development on ridgelines Landuse and zon ing officials say there is a public misconception that current ordinances ban building on top of the city s remain ing unspoiled Inside New home equals half a supermarket g Of the projecl t Ii e d Page A5 However administrators insist the large home Commis sioned by Andrew am Sydney Davis on one of the cityt highest points complies with existing legal requirements Our position is that they placed the building as well as they could given the steep slopes the ridge tops and the size of the Planning and Land Use Director Anne McLaughlin said Excavation work in preparation for more than square feet of residential construction overlook ing Hyde Park Road prompted the questions about whether Santa Fes 17yearold escarpment ordinance is sufficient to protect the scenic qualities of the citys foothills Alan and Doreen Stanton who live on the northeast side and the Canyon Neighborhood Association have written the city to ask for a Please see MANSION Page A4 INDEX Annies Mailbox C7 Movies Business C2 O5 Mutuals D5 Classifieds El Opinion Comics A7 Police notes C4 Crossword C7 Scoreboard B2 Horoscope C7 SportsBl Local news Cl Stocks Lotteries O2 Taste Dl TheWesfs Oldest Newspaper Five pages 156lh year Issue No 208 Publication No 596440 Late paper Classified ads News tips office 9840363 9863000 9863030 9833303 j Todays forecast Partly cloudy afternoon Tstorm High 79 low PageC8 Todays obituaries Dora J Gallegos 92 Santa Fe July 23 Elmira Mendiola 70 Santa Fe July 22 Florian A Martinez July 24 Frank L Martinez 75 July 25 Red Apodaca III 36 July 24 Jacob B Brewer July 25 Joe G Martinez 70 Espa nola July 24 Maria E Grant 91 El Rancho July 25 Orlando Pornpeo 94 Albu querque July 23 Seymour E Anderson 86 July 20 Victoria S Arguelto 81 July 26 Wanita M Slingeriand 78 July 26 Page C2 C4 Discovery launches NASA back into space The Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL Fla Americas manned space programroared back to life Tuesday with the launch of Discovery and engineers immediately began analyzing video of debris falling from the shuttle hoping to rule out a1 problem like the one that doomed the last flight 2A years ago National pride and the future of space exploration itself hung in the balance as Discovery and its crew of The Associated Press The space shuttle Discovery lifts off Tuesday from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral Fla seven rose from the launch pad at MSTinto a hazy blue sky and headed out over the ocean in the most scrutinized launch in NASA history and the first shuttle flight since the Columbia disaster NASA Administrator Michael Griffin urged every one to take note of what you saw here today the power and the majesty of the launch of course but also the competence and the pro fessionalism the sheer gall the pluckiness the grittiness of this team that pulled this program out of the depths of despair 2h years ago and made it Nevertheless Griffin and other NASA officials said they will not celebrate until Discovery comes home safely Columbia after all seemed to be home free until it fell to pieces on its return Please see NASA Page A6 ;