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New Mexican (Newspaper) - July 30, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE Locally owned 3nd independent Serving Mexico for 156 years SATURDAY JULY 30 20Q5 FIFTY CENTS Senators OK broad energy bill President Bush could travel to New Mexico to sign the measure By ANDY LENDERMAN The New Mexican Solarenergy incentives faster permits for oil wells and research money are among some of the direct New Mexico impacts con tained in the sweeping fed eral energy bill on the way to Presi dent Bushs desk And American Indian tribes and pueb los would receive more help devel oping natii Inside Domenici Bingaman at center of negotiations Bill raises fears about pollution fraud Page A4 A5 ral resources on reserva tions New Mexicos senators reported Friday The Energy Policy Act of 2005 passed the Senate on Friday on a 7426 vote And its possible Bush could travel to New Mexico to sign the measure according to a spokeswoman for Sen Jeff Bingaman The bill creates federal standards for power lines provides loan guaran tees for the construction of new nuclearpower plants and gives tax breaks to oil and natural gas companies that drill in the United States It also mandates greater use of ethanol fuel and creates efficiency standards for 14 appliances It includes billion in federal spending on energy projects and con tains up to billion in tax incentives that companies or research institutions can take advantage of according to Sen Pete Domenicis office Domenici heads the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Commit tee Critics say the bill doesnt go far enough to stop the countrys significant depen dence on foreign oil The bill does not mandate higher gas mileage for cars and trucks for example But Domenici was cel ebrating the bill on Friday This bipartisan energy bill will make a real difference to every Domenici said in a statement From renewable energy to coal to nuclear and everything in between America can look forward to having more of these resources in its energy arsenal I am proud of what weve accomplished and Im proud that Sen Bingaman and I were able to bring us to this point Bingaman said the bill is an improvement over the existing law Ithinkthat basically what it does is try to put in place some direction that will serve the country well over the next decade or Bingaman said by telephone Thats the idea behind it Its not going to do anything in the short term to reduce gas Please see BILL Page A5 Sen Grubesic issues apology will seek therapy for behavior By STEVE TERRELL The New Mexican State Sen John Grube sic issued a written apology Friday for angrily cursing a deputy who came to the law makers home after a neigh bor reported he was speed ing and nearly hit her sons Grubesic DSanta Fe in an email concerning this weeks incident sent to reporters by a spokesman said he would seek therapy to help correct his behavior I want to take this oppor tunity to sincerely apologize for my Grube sics statement said I have acted in a manner that is not appropriate and recognize that I must take action to correct this I have contacted a therapist arid plan to seek additional counseling as nec essary to resolve my issues I want to thank those of you who have offered support and ask for the understand ing of the community while I diligently work to resolve Inside Reaction by people posting Friday on The New Mexican Web site Page A7 John Grubesic my problems I would also like to take this opportunity to apologize to the Santa Fe County Sheriffs Depart ment and to the young men involved in this Sgt Dennis OBrien the sheriffs deputy who was the brunt of Grubesics anger Tuesday said hed read a printout of Grubesics let ter sent by a reporter to the Sheriffs Department Im grateful for the apol ogy and I accept OBrien said Its part of my job to answer calls like that And unfortunately OBrien said its sometimes part of his job to get cussed Please see APOLOGY Page A7 THE 54TH ANNUAL SPANISH MARKET Photos by Kathy De La New Mexican Martha Varoz Ewing left who received Spanish Markets bestofshow award for Capilla de Vuestra Seriora del reacts as her friend Jimmy Trujillo right tells her she also received the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art Purchase Award at the markets preview at Sweeney Convention Center on Friday night Best of the best Varoz Ewings piece a miniature chapel receives top honor By NATALIE STOREY The New Mexican For about three months artist Martha Varoz Ewing has been sleeping with her miniature cha pel for the blessed virgin at the foot of her bed Capilla de Nuestra Seiiora del Rosario is a small piece with rotating retablos that tells the story of the prayers of the Varoz Ewings straw Capilla de Nuestra Seiiora del Rosario won the best of show at Spanish Market rosary Varoz Ewing a retired state employee and native of Santa Fe said she normally has to live with a piece for a while before she lets it go Thats why in the months leading up to the Spanish Market shes been sleeping next to her beloved piece Sometimes when Im finished with my pieces I find it really really hard to believe that my hands made Varoz Ewing said This is one of those pieces that when I look at it I say I cant believe As it turned out Varoz Ewing wasnt the only person astonished by the miniature chapel Judges at the 54th annual Span Please see BEST Page A6 If you go What Spanish Market Who Spanish Colo nial Arts Society Where Santa Fe Plaza When Today 8 to 5 Sunday 9 to 5 Parking in many lots downtown Park andride shuttles from Santa Fe Place for merly Villa Linda Mall and DeVargas Center will be available Inside Winners of the 2005 Spanish and Contemporary Market Awards Page A8 Impact of cyclists death extends beyond Santa Fe By HENRY The New Mexican Andrea Scasserra expected her sister to arrive in Maine on Friday to kick off a reunion of six siblings spread around the United States Instead those sib lings are planning a trip to New Mexico to bury their sister who died Wednes day ah apparent victim of a drunken driver Judith ScasserraCinci ripini 58 the fifth of sixth children as well as a wife and mother was riding her bicycle north on Old Santa Fe Trail near La Vista Road when she was struck headon by a pickup The trucks driver Tim Solano 35 of Santa Fe was arrested on charges of vehicular homicide and fail ure to keep his truck in a single lane of traffic If con victed of the charges Solano Judith Scasserra Cincirioini could face up to at least 6 years in prison and pos sible enhancements to the sentence Solano registered a 24 and 25 on a breath alcohol tests following the accident according to Santa Fe County Magistrate Court records The legal limit is 08 Andrea Scasserra Judith ScasserraCinciripinis only younger sibling said she was shocked by the news of her sisters death and angered that Solano who according to state Motor Vehicle Department records has been convicted of drunken driving three times was still able to operate a vehicle So were sitting here thinking How do you stop this Andrea Scasserra said You dont want this to happen to anybody Andrea Scasserra who is eight years younger than her sister described Judith ScasserraCinciripini as a kind person who had cool parties and cool boy friends in her youth She was incredibly Andrea Scasserra Please see IMPACT Page A7 INDEX Annies C9 Horoscope C9 Business C7 Local news Cl Cars Trucks El lotteries C2 Classifieds Opinion A9 Comics P6 ReligionM Crossword C9 Sports Bl Health Dl Slock C8 TheWesfs Oldest Newspaper Five sections 46 pages TV Book 56 pages 156th year Issue No 211 Publication No 596440 Late paper Classified ads New tips Main office 9840363 9863000 9863035 9833303 COMING SUNDAY Finding child care Parents are having difficulties finding highquality affordable child care in Santq Fe Read t about it Sunday in The New Mexican todays forecast Partly sunny afternoon Tstorm High 90 low 58 Page C10 Todays obituary Robert L Burke 88 Santa Fe July 26 Page C2 ;