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New Mexican (Newspaper) - May 4, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE Locally owned and independent Serving New Mexico for156 years WEDNESDAY MAY 4 2005 FIFTY CENTS Dryice bombs land four arrests All four men pleaded innocent to charges judge sets their bonds at each By JASON AUSLANDER The New Mexican Three Santa Fe Preparatory School students including a star track runner and a former Prep student were arrested early Tuesday morn ing after police allegedly caught them with dryice bombs and a Molo tov cocktail in a southeast neighbor hood In addition an eyewitness identi fied one of the men as the person who earlier in the night tossed something inside a minivan parked near the intersection of Cerrillos Road and Paseo De Peralta that was later found damaged by fire accord ing to a statement of probable cause filed in Santa Pe Magistrate Court Arrested were Benjamin Fletcher 18 Samuel Blake 18 Joaquin Lacy 18 and former Prep student Zachary Olinger 18 All four pleaded innocent to the charges against them in Santa Fe Magistrate Court where a judge set their bonds at each According to the statement of prob able cause Santa Fe police Officer Kenneth Martinez went to Calle Caci que in southeast Santa Fe about 12 35 Tuesday on a call about gun shots While searching the area he saw a group of males standing next to a black BMW at Calle Cacique and Callecita Membreno When he turned around to inves tigate three of the men ran into nearby bushes and jumped over a wooden fence The men dropped a gas can several bottles containing dry ice a white cloth and a cell phone as they fled The fourth man Fletcher stayed put and told Martinez he was lost and trying to call his girlfriend Martinez said he smelled a strong odor of gasoline coming from the BMW I then asked him why his friends ran Martinez wrote in his statement He stated they were scared I then looked inside of the car and could see several bottles filled with dry Other officers arrived and searched the area but didnt find the Please see BOMBS Page A7 Samuel Blake Benjamin Fletcher ON THE VERGE OF LOSING HISTORY Wes New Mexican Chimayo Museum director Lorraine Vigil gives her Erica 8 a squeeze Tuesday at the museum At left is a spray painted piece by Pojoaque Valley High School junior Santiago Romero Officials are looking for ways to keep open the museum which is short of money Lack of funding might close the door to Chimayo Museum By MARISA STONE The New Mexican The village of Chi mayo has the only remaining walled plaza in Northern New Mexiqo Spanish settlers around 1740 built the rectangular cluster of dwellings with com mon walls and two entrances one at the north and the other at the south just wide enough to accommodate a team of oxen and a cart Set tlers could escape to the build ings when they sought shelter from nomadic American Indi ans who came from the east said Dorothy McDaniel 82 a local history buff McDaniel visits the Plaza del Cerro often because she is fascinated with the early his tory of the valley and enjoys visiting the Chimayo Museum which is housed in a corner building of Many dont know about the nonprofit museum which opened in 1995 to help serve the centuriesold cul ture of the area And some dont realize it could be in danger of closing its doors because of a lack of funding The museum which is sup ported by membership fees has had problems obtaining grants and other funds to sustain it said Lorraine Vigii museum director About visit the location every year Courtesy photo the museum building owned by the Ortega family is hard to find Maybe we need better Vigil said This could be the Williams burg of Northern New Mexico because it has that potential of really showing what life was Please see MUSEUM Page A7 A photo likely taken by Presbyterian teacher Prudence Clark fn the early 1900s is part of the museums collection The caption reads Pedro Trujillo stands fourth from left Please help us identify the other About the museum The Chimayo Museum at the junction of 76 and 98 is open from 11 to 3 Tuesday through Satur day Admission is free What The museum staff will hold a fundraising flea market When Saturday 9 to 4 Where Benny J Chavez Community Center at 76 and County Road 98 To donate money to the museum call 3510945 or mail checks to RO Box 727 Chimayo 87522 Joaquin Lacy Zachary Olinger Iraqi lawmakers sworn in despite some noshows Los Angeles Times BAGHDAD Iraq Iraqi lawmakers swore in the countrys first elected government in generations Tuesday but top Sunni Arab officials stayed away in an apparent protest that once again highlighted the nations deep divides Three leading Sunni Arab officials led by Vice President Ghazi alYawer skipped the swearingin ceremony of a Cabinet dominated by Shiite Mus lims and Kurds two groups marginalized during the quartercentury reign of Saddam Hussein a Sunni Arab New Prime Minister Ibrahim alJaafari a Shiite pledged that his adminis tration would seek to unite Iraqs fractious religious and ethnic groups and he even made a veiled offer of reconciliation to members of Iraqs SunniIed insur gency that has killed more than 120 people in the last week in a powerful series of attacks But the divisiveness dis trust and ethnic power plays that already threaten the sta bility of alJaafaris govern ment were on stark display New government takes office in Iraq Iraqs first democratically elected government was sworn in Tuesday and pledged to defend the country and its people as they face a surge in violence Seven positions remain undecided Approved 16 Shlites 9 Kurds r7 vacant 1 Christian 3 Sunnis 4 Sunnis MALE MINISTERS IS Shlites 6 Kurds FEMALE MINISTERS 1 Shiite Migration 1 Christian technology 3 Kurds Communications Environment ana Municipalities Includes prime minster and two deputy prime muiisTers Womens affairs The Associated Press The prime minister remained unable to fill five ministerial posts including oil and defense as well as Please see IRAQ Page A7 Lobbyists dish out in state By BARRY MASSEY The Associated Press From tickets to pro fessional sports games to New Mexico coffee crusted beef lobbyists served up a full platter for lawmakers and state officials during the first four months of the year Lobbyists spent at least for meals drinks gifts entertainment and special events for legisla tors the governor state agency officials and staff from January through late April much of that during the Legislatures 60day session In addition lobbyists and their clients gave in campaign contributions Gov Bill Richardson received about of those contributions including from Geo Group formerly known as Wackenhut Cor rections which oper ates private prisons used Please see DISH Page A4 INSIDE TODAY Todays obituaries Carl Miller Santa Fe April 30 Esequiel Salas 86 May 2 Jose A Rodriguez 85 Santa Fe April 30 Josie G Ronquillo Santa Fe May 1 Page B2 Todays forecast Partly cloudy not as cool High 65 low 38 Page B2 Taking the heat As in most male dominated fields women are making headway as chefs but slowly Taste Cl INDEX Annies Mailbox B5 Lotteries B2 Business D5 Opinion A9 Classifieds C4 Police notes B2 Comics B6 Scoreboard D2 Dl Crossword B5 Sports Horoscope B5 Stocks local news Bl Taste D6 Cl Four sections 32 pages 156th year Issue No 124 Publication No 596440 Late paper Classified ads News tips Main office 9840363 9863000 9863030 9833303 8IIII16646II00050HII8 Shopping at the supermarket goes hightech The Associated Press CHICAGO Just what do you think youre doing Dave Supermarkets are trying out new computers that make gro cery carts more intelligent They wont take over your trip to the store as HAL took over the mission in 2001 A Space Odyssey But they will help shoppers find lemon cake mix or light bulbs let them order ahead to avoid the deli line and keep a running tally of the bill Please see HIGHTECH Page A4 Not in Santa Fe any time soon Smart carts dont appear to be coming to Santa Fe grocery stores anytime soon We dont have any plans for them at this sfeid Smiths spokeswoman Marsha Gilford An Alb ertsons manager said he was not aware of any thing like Trie local Whole Foods manager couldnt be reached for comment The Shopping Buddy a portable computer comes attached to a shopping cnrt The computer has been testmarketed at stores in Massachusetts and is being rolled out this summer ;