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New Mexican (Newspaper) - June 28, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE Locally owned and independent Serving New Mexico jor 156 JOTS TUESDAY JUNE 28 2005 FIFTY CENTS Ten Commandments Both sides say Supreme Court further clouded issue with split decisions By STEPHEN HENDERSON Knight Ridder Newspapers WASHINGTON In split rul ings the Supreme Court reached a compromise Monday on gov ernment displays of the Ten Commandments that advocates on both sides of the issue decried as adding mud to murky The justices struck down displays in two Kentucky court houses saying their intent and purpose were explicitly religious and therefore at odds with consti tutional protections against gov ernmentsponsored proselytizing But the court upheld a 44year old display on the Texas Capitol grounds saying its history and context were sufficiently nonreli gious to avoid conflict no matter what its original purpose or intent The rulings both 54 and accom panied by biting dissents conform to the courts long history of con fusing and seemingly contradic tory rulings on church and state matters The justices have struck down prayer in publicschool class rooms sporting events and gradu ation ceremonies but have per Please see RULINGS Page A3 s confound A monument displaying the Ten Commandments stands near the entrance to Ashbaugh Park in Santa Fe Stanley Hordes a board member of the Northern New Mexico Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union said the parks display troubles him but the ACLU hasnt decided what it should do about such displays on government property See story Page A3 New Mexican file photo Easy ride to opera house JL Wes New Mexican Michael Trujillo leads his parking crew on a tour of the Santa Fe Opera grounds This is the 10th year that Trujillo has been in charge of opera parking Improved access routes paved lot await 2005 Santa Fe Opera patrons By CRAIG SMITH The New Mexican After three years of guiding operabound automobiles through constructionzone orange cones Santa Fe Opera contract parking supervisor Michael Trujillo is looking forward to a quiet 2005 season this summer Relatively speaking of course True the sevenmile stretch of north from Santa Fe to the opera being rebuilt the last three years is now free of construction equipment and bypass lanes though cars coining to the opera from the north still have to cope with lane restrictions Then the operas lovyer parking lot once dirt that turned into mud during rain has been paved for patrons comfort and conve nience And postperformance drivers may take either the north or south opera gates to access via new ramps and inter changes That should help drivers arrive and leave more quickly and much more safely But Trujillo and his 15person crew will still be parking up to cars and five to 10 buses each night We want all cars to come in the south entrance when Trujillo said They need to take the Tesuque exit where it says Opera Drive When they leave they can go both ways that is either north or south People who want to avoid the highway altogether can take the frontage road from Opera Drive south to the Tano Drive bridge over the main As in the past few years once cars leave the grounds police cars will be on hand for further safety Since the construction has all opened up people are breezing along pretty Trujillo said So we will have our friends at the New Mexico State Police and the Santa Fe County Sheriffs Office here to help Trujillo who owns the parking service Michaels Valet and is partowner of Griffin Please see OPERA Page A4 Alexander New Mexican INSIDE UNM grad plays role of Rosina in The Barber of Seville for two performances Page A4 2005 Santa Fe Opera season Repertoire Turandot by Puccini opening Friday The Barber of Seville by Rossini opening Saturday Lucio Silla by Mozart opening July 16 PeterGrimes by Britten opening July 23 Ainadamar by Osvaldo Golijov opening July 30 Performances 9 FridayJuly 30 Aug 121 and 8 Aug 2327 When Friday through Aug 27 Where The Santa Fe Opera seven miles north of the city on Tickets Seats are available for all shows Call 9865900 AnrjeS Local Todays forecast Some sun with a stray afternoon Tstorm High 89 low 58 Page C6 Five sections 28 pages 156th year Issue No 179 Publication No 596440 Late paper Classified ads News tips 9840363 9863000 9863030 Todays obituaries Emilia J Romero 86 June 25 Betty D Bustos 77 San Pedro June 24 Ignacio A Ortiz 97 Santa Fe June 24 Ruby 0 Romero 90 Santa Fe June 25 Virgil Garcia 53 Rio Rancho June 23 Alcalde June 23 Olive M Hess Clbvis June 26 John Sena 77 Santa Fe June 26 David M Funck 16 Santa Fe June 24 Carmen Escobar 81 Espafiola June 26 Page C2 High court Filesharing services can be sued for promoting music piracy By HOPE YEN The Associated Press Ruling could stymie technology WASHINGTON Internet filesharing services will be held responsible if they intend for their customers to use software primarily to swap songs and movies ille gally the Supreme Court ruled Mondayj rejecting warnings that the lawsuits will stunt growth of cool tech gadgets suchas the next iPod The unanimous decision sends the case back to a lower court which had ruled in favor of filesharing services Grokster Ltd and StreamCast Networks Inc on the grounds the companies couldnt be sued The justices said there was enough evidence of unlawful intent for the case to go to trial Filesharing services shouldnt get a free pass on bad behavior justices said Downloading defeat The Supreme Court ruled that the entertainment indus try can sue companies that make filesharing software and encourage users to vio late copyright laws The other side Critics said the ruling could scare technology developers away from new products such as Apples next IPod The Associated Press We hold that one who distributes a device with the object of promoting itsuse to infringe copyright as shown by the clear expression or other affirmative steps taken Please see PIRACY Page teen killed in 125 crash lived his life full By HENRY M LOPEZ The New Mexican David Funck always knew when his son was get ting ready to play basket ball because he could hear the sound of a foot pump com ing from his sons bedroom The rocky ground outside the family home south David M of Santa Funck Jr Fe often caused the ball to go flat The foot pumps sound irritated Funck and he rou tinely told his son he should inflate the ball in the barn But now I think Im going to miss David Funck said Funcks son David Lil Dave Funck died Friday in a car crash on Interstate 25 about 50 miles north of Santa Fe He had been riding with a friend on their way to a rugby tournament in Den ver said his mother Eileen Please see TEEN Page A4 Police say batwielding ruffians attempted breakin By JASON AUSLANDER The New Mexican Police are looking for two men who threatened one woman Saturday night with a bat and tried to break into another womans house At about two men approached the front door of a 46yearold woman who lives in a guesthouse in the 700 block of Calle Pica cho near the intersection with Camino De Cruz Blanca said Santa Fe Deputy Police Chief Eric Johnson The womans front door was open though a screen door was closed but not locked he said The men told her they had mail for the person who lived in the main house and asked if she was that person Johnson said After the woman said she wasnt the person they were looking for they told her to come out of the house and they wouldnt hurt her he said The woman who was scared for her life complied he said One of the men told the woman the person in See RUFRANS Page A3 ;