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New Mexican (Newspaper) - March 22, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE rowned Serving New Mexico for156yean TUESDAY MARCH 22 2005 FIFTY CENTS Reservation shooting spree kills 10 Highschooler kills grandparents 5 students a teacher a security guard and himself police say By JOSHUA FREED The Associated Press BEMIDJI Minn A high school student went on a shooting rampage on an Indian reservation Monday killing his grandparents at their home and then seven people at his school grinning and waving as he fired authorities and witnesses said The suspect apparently killed himself after exchanging gunfire with police It was the nations worst school shooting since the Columbine massa cre in 1999 One student said her classmates pleaded with the gunman to stop shooting You could hear a girl saying No Jeff quit quit Leave me alone What are you doing student Son dra Hegstrom told The Pioneer of Bemidji about 20 miles south of Red Lake using the name of the suspected shooter Before the shootings at Red Lake High School the suspects grandpar ents were shot in their home and died later There was no immediate indica tion of the gunmans In addition to the scoter the death toll at the included five stu dents a teacher and a security guard FBI spokesman Paul McCabe said in Minneapolis Fourteen to 15 other students were injured McCabe said Some were being cared for in Bemidji Authori ties closed roads to the reservation in far northern Minnesota while they investigated the shootings Hegstrom described the shooter grinning and waving at a student his gun was pointed at then swiveling to shoot someone else I looked him in the eye and ran in the room and thats when I she told The Pioneer McCabe declined to talk about a possible connection between the sus pect and the couple killed at the home but Red Lake Fire Director Roman Stately said they were the grandpar ents of the gunman He identified the shooters grandfather as Daryl Lussier a longtime officer with the Red Lake Police Department and said Lussiers guns may have been used in the shootings Stately said the shooter had two handguns and a shotgun After he shot a security guard he walked down the hallway shooting and went into a classroom where he shot a teacher and more Stately told Minneapolis television Please see SPREE Page A4 Red Lake shooting A high school student killed his grandparents at their home followed by at least 7 people at Red Lake High School He also killed himself School shooting CANADA SOURCE ESRI INSIDE TODAY Professor alleges discrimination Gregg Turner a former assistant professor of computer and math sciences at New Mexico Highlands University alleges he was fired as part of widespread racial discrimination at the school Santa Fe El Norte Bl judge hears Schiavo case District Judge James Whittemore heard arguments Monday over the fate of Terry Schiavo a braindamaged woman whose feeding tube was removed Friday Whittemore did not immediately rule after the hearing Page A4 Todays obituaries Beverly M Martinez 47 Coyote March 20 Clara Rodriguez 96 March 21 Henry C Romero March 19 Linda Schroth 57 Pecos M Leonora Ceballes 87 March 20 Michael P Spinks March 18 Tranquilino Roybal March 17 Willie Apodaca 85 Santa Fe March 18 Please see Page B2 Todays forecast Partly warmer High 53 low 22 Page B2 INDEX Annies Maiihfn B6 Business Dl Classifieds Comics D6 Crossword B6 Horoscope B6 Local news Bl Lotteries B2 Movies B3 Opinion A7 Police notes 82 Scoreboard C2 Sports Cl Stocks D5 The Wests Oldest Newspaper Four sections 28 pages 156th yecir Issue No 81 Publication No 596440 Late paper Classified ads News tips Main office 9840363 9863000 9833303 WHO is JEFF STEWART Jeopardy winner returns for ultimate showdown Luis Sanchez Now Mexican Jeff Stewart of Los Alamos plays video games with his sons Jordan WadsackStewart 13 left and Aidan Wadsack Stewart 6 while the rest of his six children get ready for a pizza party Jeff appeared in Jeopardy in 1994 as part of a college tournament and returned to the show for a tournament of champions By HENRY M LOPEZ The New Mexican U nder the topic of notable locals heres your This Los Alamos resident appears tonight on the longrunning television game show Jeopardy as part its Ultimate Tournament of Champions Hes appeared on the show twice before during the 1990s and is a former college tournament champion Jeff Stewart Sorry your reply must be in the form of a question Who is Jeff Stewart Correct The 33yearolH father of six went to Los Angeles last month to tape tonights episode Stewart was sworn to secrecy regarding the number of shows in which he will appear or how he dd on the quiz show Unlike shows where the host asks questions Jeopardy supplies the answers and contestants must respond with the corresponding question It takes a broad knowledge base to succeed on the show said Stewart a Los Alamos National Laboratory employee who recently completed a Master of Business Administration at Notre Dame Uni Please see STEWART Page A5 Priest accused of 1970s abuse in Los Alamos The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe is investigating a sexualabuse allegation against an Albuquerque priest and has placed him on paid leave The Rev Ronald Bruckner pastor of Our Lady of the Annunciation in Albu querque will remain on leave until the situation is resolved and will not exercise any public ministry in the meantime the archdiocese said in a news release The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests or SNAP asked the archdiocese earlier this month to suspend the priest pending an inves tigation The organization said at the time that it had received information about alleged abuse that occurred in the 1970s when Bruckner was a priest in Los Alamos This decision definitely makes kids safer but is long long SNAPS national director David Clohessy of St Louis said in a telephone call Monday Bruckner in a statement released through his attorney said he is coop erating with the investigation and Please see PRIEST Page A5 mall gets new name million makeover By BOB QUICK New Mexican After almost 20 years its time to say goodbye to Villa Linda Mall Santa Fes largest shopping center is about to undergo a million makeover to go along with a new name Santa Fe Place Gregory Greenfield whose Atlantabased company owns the center was in town Monday to announce the name and other changes at the nearly squarefoot regional mall which opened in southwest Santa Fe two decades ago Renovation scheduled to start in ths malls food court in mid April will include new tile and carpet throughout hew rest rooms a childrens play area a Please see MALL Page A5 resident accused of killing gay man Suspects girlfriend denies alleged murder was hate crime By JASON AUSLANDER The New Mexican A former Farmington oil worker charged with firstdegree murder in the killing of a gay man earlier this month in Iowa allegedly reacted violently after the victim came on to him sexu ally the mans girlfriend said Monday This is not a hate said the 22yearold woman who didnt want to be iden tified It never would have happened if her boyfriend wasnt Police in Waterloo refused to release any information about a possible motive for the killing because the investigation is still ongo ing However Capt Bruce Arends said if investiga tors find evidence of a hate crime they will include that offense in any future charges filed against 23 yearold Joseph Lawrence Jason Gage 29 of Water loo Iowa was found dead in his apartment on March 14 after police received a request to do a welfare check on him Arends said Gage a waiter at a local restaurant had been struck in the head with a wine or liquor bottle then stabbed in the neck with a piece of glass Arends said Soon after police began receiving information from Gages friends and associ ates that Lawrence might have been involved in the death Arends said Law rence was arrested at his Cedar Falls home and later admitted to having an alter cation with Gage early in the morning on March 12 strik ing him on the head with a Please see KILLING Page A5 Greg Greenfield president and CEO of Gregory Greenfield Associates speaks about the renovations at the former Villa Linda Mall during a meeting Monday Jane Benefield an associate of Greenfields firm looks on The mall will undergo million in renovations Phillips The Nfw Mexi ;