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New Mexican (Newspaper) - June 10, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE Localfyowned and independent Serving New Mexico for 156 years FRIDAY JUNE 10 2005 FIFTY CENTS RFK Jr to blast Bush policies at water fest By BEN NEARY The New Mexican This is Bobby the man says For an instant coming through the phone line from across the country the voice of Robert F Kennedy Jr seems to bridge impossible chasms of time and tragedy His voice is rather Robert F highpitched Kennedy Jr and his Bos ton accent beats the vowels flat in that old familiar way Its eerie he sounds like recordings of his uncle JFK and his dad RFK both slain in the 1960s as they pur sued lives of public service Robert F Kennedy Jr will bring his haunting voice and a message of stern warning to Santa Fe this weekend as key note speaker at the inaugural H20 Water Festival Sympo sium organized by the Center for Contemporary Arts and by the Earth Works Institute Im going to talk about White House environmental policies and the importance of investing in our environmen tal Kennedy said Thursday in a telephone interview from New York An environmental attor ney who says he has no plans Please see RFK Page A7 INSIDE TODAY Proteus David Lebruns film about scientist and artist Ernst Haeckel screens this weekend as part of the H20 Water Festival Symposium at the Center for Contemporary Arts Pasatiempo inside Todays obituaries Bud J Espinosa 56 May 30 Charles Rosul 94 Santa Fe June 9 Juan Manzanares 81 June 8 Margarita 0 Romero 71 Santa Fe June 8 Seferino J Trujillo 77 June 7 Page C2 Todays forecast Some sun possible evening Tstorm High 81 low 49 Page C10 INDEX Annies Maitoox D5 Local news Cl Business C9 Lotteries C2 Classifieds El Opinion Comics A9 D6 Police notes C2 Crossword D5 Scoreboard B2 Generation Next Dl Sports Bl Horoscope DS Slocks C9 Five sections 40 pages Pasatiempo 96 pages 156th year Issue No 161 Publication No 596440 tate paper 9840363 Police No LANL link in beating Collision with pedestrian allegedly led to violence police Have made no arrests By DIANA HEIL AND JASON AUSLANDER The New Mexican The weekend beating of a whistleblower apparently had nothing to do with lap dances or laboratory troubles Santa Fe police said Thursday After investigating Tommy Hooks claim that he was lured Saturday to a local topless club to meet a fellow Los Alamos National Laboratory audi tor police found no reason to believe it according to a news release The altercation involving Mr Hook is an isolated incident and is in no way related to Mr Hooks whistleblower status at the Los Alamos National Labo the release Instead the brutal beating was the result of an altercation in the parking lot of Cheeks topless bar in which Hook allegedly backed his red Subaru sedan into a pedestrian while trying to leave A verbal exchange of words occurredafter Mr Hook exited his vehicle at which time the confrontation escalated into a physical the police department release states Santa Fe Deputy Police Chief Eric Johnson said three men were involved in the attack but declined to release further details Police were led to the men by a license plate number he said The results of the investiga tion will be forwarded to the district attorneys office which will make a determination on who if anyone will be charged in connection with the incident Please see BEATING Page A7 INSIDE Tommy Hook gives his account of what happened before he was beaten at Cheeks bar employees have a different tale to tell Page A6 lj 1 1 j Gift of flight Former pilot takes to the skies for 88th birthday Jane New Mexican Betty Eberhard celebrates her 88th birthday with a flight at Sierra Aviation at Santa Fe Municipal Airport on Thursday Eberhard who briefly flew the plane was a pilot in the 1940s By YASMIN KHAN The New Mexican About Thurs day Betty Eberhard 88 a tiny woman with a cloud of white hair and big glasses climbed out of a Cessna 172 at the Santa Fe Airport after taking a spin around Santa Fes blue skies Oh yeah what a birthday pres said the grandmother an expilot whose daughter Jenny Johnson bought her the plane ride as a surprise gift Eberhard said it was the first time she has been in a small plane since her days as a pilot in the early 1940s in Hatboro Pa Eberhard took the 35minute flight with Paul Dwyer coowner and flight instructor for Sierra Aviation Dwyer said Eberhard had no problem hopping into the propeller plane and even taking over the controls for a bit There were two extra seats that we were alloffered but no one took it Sally Ryan one of Courtesy ptioto Eberhard center poses with two fellow pilots in March 1941 at the Hat boro airport Eberhards three friends from her lunch bunch and book club who came out to see the flight Eberhard who learned to fly a small twoseater Piper Cub when she was in her early 20s said the Cessna was more complicated the planes she remembered flying She said she became hooked on flying after a friend took her on a flight from the small Hatboro airport She began taking lessons which back then cost an hour and flew every weekend Then one day in March in 1941 the instructor got out of the plane and said Its all And it was What a said Eberhard as she relaxed with family and friends in the lounge of Million Air which provides private aviation services at the airport She said she and her friends would fly in formation to Atlantic City for earlymorn Please see RIGHT Page A10 Critics of Patriot Act fear covert abuses Bush wants to beef up law make some provisions permanent By LINDA FELDMANN The Christian Science Monitor WASHINGTON In seemingly short order dis cussion around the Patriot Act has shifted from defense to offense Just two months ago when Congress set out to consider renewal of the antiterror ism law civil libertarians were hopeful they could rein in aspects that they felt went too far Now supporters of an enhanced Patriot Act appear to be making head way as they push to give the FBI new powers Thursday President Bush weighed in on the side of a beefedup Patriot Act including making perma nent the 16 provisions set to expire at the end of the year and giving FBI agents new powers In a speech at the Ohio Patrol Training Acad emy in Columbus he called on Congress to renew the acts temporary provisions For the state of our national security Congress must not rebuild a wall between law enforcement and he said Columbus Ohio was selected as the site for Bushs speech for a reason It was two years ago that Columbus truck driver Lyman Paris pleaded guilty to charges of aiding terror ism and conspiracy Now serving a 20year prison sentence Paris allegedly met with Osama bin Laden in 2000 and provided mate Please see ACT Page A3 Sexabuse cases cost dioceses billion By RACHEL ZOLL The Associated Press The Rev Thomas Doyle says no one believed him in 1985 when he warned Roman Catholic leadersthat resolving cases of sexually abusivepriests could even tually cost the church more than billion No ones ever going to sue the Catholic he says one archbishop assured him But Doyles prediction proved right According to tal lies by American bishops and an Associated Press review of known settlements dioceses have incurred more than billion in abuserelated costs over five decades And the figure is guar anteed to rise probably by tens of millions of dollars because hundreds more claims are pending Dioceses around the coun try have spent at least billion on settlements with victims verdicts legal fees counseling and other expenses since 1950 the AP found A compensation fund of up to million announced last week by the Diocese of Cov ington pushed the figure past the billiondollar mark A large share of the costs at least million have come in the past three years when the crisis erupted in the Boston Archdiocese and Please see CASES Page A10 Railyard movie complex and underground parking Partnership propels movie multiplex at Santa Fe Kailyard By JULIE ANN GRIMM The New Mexican The New Mexican By the numbers The planned railyard movie theater complex would 10 screens with three in the upper level and seven in the lower level seats A 34foottall marqee access to more than 400 park ing spaces Another build ing would be erected across a new street from the theater and would hold retail space including an squarefoot store as an anchor and 810 smaller stores or restaurants A longawaited movie theater in the citys rede veloped Santa Fe Railyard appears closer to reality because of the efforts of a local the placement of the facility and its accompanying retail space are not sitting well with area residents who turned out for a meeting Thursday night Agents for principal developers Allen Branch Rick Jaramiilo and Steve Duran presented plans at the meeting that detailed the concepts for Market Station a theater mixeduse retail complex and underground parking garage A new theater chain called Maya Cinemas is ready to enter into a contract with Railyard Co LLC to exhibit films in a 10screen multiplex said cinema CEO Mocte Please see MULTIPLEX Page A3 ;