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New Mexican (Newspaper) - May 30, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE Serving New Mexico pr 156 years MONDAY MAY 30 2005 FIFTY CENTS Angry France just says Non to EU Rejection of constitution major defeat for Chirac Dutch vote next on EU ratification By WILLIAM J KOLE The Associated Press PARIS In 1789 an angry mob that saw the Bastille prison as a symbol of oppres sion stormed it to start a revo lution On Sunday French vot ers fearful of being swallowed up in an everenlarging Europe unleashed another revolt Turaing out in huge num bers for a referendum that polarized the nation indig nant voters delivered a humil iating Non to the European Unions first constitution Frances rejection dealt a stunning setback to the blocs latest ambitious effort to unite its 25 member states under a single blueprint for their future The rejection in a bitterly contested referendum in France the cradle of con tinental unity and an archi tect of the European project could set the EUs plans back by years if not kill the constitution entirely Sundays defeat in France where the European Coal and Steel Community was launched in 1951 as the pre the modern EU shifted the focus and sus pense on the Netherlands which holds a referendum on Wednesday Although President Jacques Chirac argued that the consti tution would streamline EU decisionmaking and make the bloc more accessible to its 450 million citizens oppo nents feared it would strip France of its sovereignty and generous social system and trigger an influx of cheap labor Please see NON Page A6 Leftists react in Toulouse southwest ern France Sunday after early results indicated the country would reject the Euro pean Union constitution The Associated Press INSIDE TODAY WheMon wins Indy Danica Patrick came close to becoming the first woman to win the Indianapolis 500 but the checkered flag went to Dan Wheldon Sports Bl A straight way into their unconscious Deep relaxation is the key to the Rosen Method which its originator says can heal a variety of ailments Health Science Cl White House winnowing The White House wont talk about it publicly but the administration is checking the backgrounds of possible replacements for Chief Justice William Rehnquist trimming the list to a handful A8 Son of slain leader winning in Beirut The son of murdered opposition leader Rafik Hariri appeared to sweep an election Sunday in Beirut in Lebanons freest nationwide vote since the end of its civil war 15 years ago A4 Wind farms a danger to wildlife Some think so after two golden eagles other birds and bats were found dead at Mexico Wind Energy Center A2 Todays obituaries Alexis L Anderson 32 May 19 M Robert Klebanoff May 24 Page A2 Todays forecast Cloudy i scattered tstorms High 75 low 46 Page A2 INDEX Annies Mailbox B4 Horoscope B4 Classifieds C4 Opinion A9 Comics B6 Police notes A2 Crossword B4 Scoreboard B2 Education D3 Spanish pg Dl Health Cl Sports Bl TteWesTs n UMest Newspaper Four sections 32 pages 156th year Issue No 150 Publication No 596440 Late paper News tips Main office 9844363 9863000 9863030 9833303 Running out of room Photos by La New Mexican Burials in veterans cemeteries nationwide are not expected to peak until 2008 but Santa Fe National Cemetery already is looking for more space Options for National Cemetery include expansion or creation of annex state veterans cemetery also a possibility By BOB QUICK The New Mexican As people gather at Santa Fe National Cemetery today for Memorial Day remem brances of those servicemen and women who died in the nations wars veterans groups and agencies are pondering the cemeterys future growth With burials in veterans cemeteries nationwide not expected to peak until 2008 due to deaths of World War II and Korean War veterans the national cemetery here is once again looking for more space The latest hi a series of expansions of the burial grounds northwest of Santa Fes downtown in recent decades could come with the addition of acres which the City Council recently agreed to either sell or donate That will extend the planned 2018 closing of the graveyard But its uncertain for how long The city land located on the northern Caretakers Jose Rodriguez left and Ray Gonzales finish covering a burial site side of the cemetery is hilly and not all of it may be useable for grave sites We havent seen the land and its con tours or said Bob Holbrook of the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Construction Management in Washington The office is part of the agencys National Cemetery Admin Please see ROOM Page A7 battle rebels to clean up Baghdad By PATRICK QUINN The Associated Press BAGHDAD Iraq Iraqi police fought pitched battles with insurgents Sunday as thousands of security forces backed by American troops swept through Baghdads streets to flush out mili tants responsible for killing more than 720 people since Iraqs new government was announced in April Insurgents lashed back killing at leasrSO people including a British solr dier and a senior military intelligence official acknowledged there are few indications they are pack ing their Abu Musab alZarqawis alQaida in Iraq claimed responsibility for nearly all the attacks in Internet statements that could not be independently verified In their biggest coup of Operation Iraqi and soldiers arrested a former general in Saddam Husseins intelligence ser vice who was also a mem ber of his Fedayeen secret police during a raid in west ern Baghdad the scene of some of Sundays heaviest fighting He now leads the mili tary wings of several terror cells operating in the west Baghdad neighborhood of the military said in its announcement about the former general It did not release his name or provide further details As fighting raged in Bagh dads western neighbor hoods Iraqs freshly minted legislators pounded out their first agreement on the 15 basic articles to guide their new constitution including democracy feder alism separation of powers and making Islam the state religion The 55member parlia mentary committee has until Aug 15 to draft the constitution which must be approved in an October ref erendum We agreed on 15 articles to be basics for laying down the constitution including federalism separation of Please see IRAQ Page A7 Whats eating parents Its what their kids are eating By DANIEL YEE The Associated Press MARIETTA Ga As Garin Hughes picks through his school lunch burrito and unidentifiable applepear dessert he has a secret Hidden underneath the eighthgrad ers right leg is a chocolate cookie in shrinkwrapped plastic Thats for dessert In the past his parents had no clue when he bought a treat at school Now thanks to a new schoollunch monitoring system they can check over the Internet and learn about that secret cookie Health officials hope it will increase parents involvement in what their kids eat at school Its a concern because federal health data shows that up to 30 percent of children are either overweight or obese My parents do care about what I eat They try like to keep up with said Hughes a 14yearold student at Marietta Middle School Three school districts in the Atlanta area last week became the first in the country to offer the parentalmonitor ing option of an electronic lunchpay ment system called created by Horizon Software Interna tional of Loganville Ga For two years the payment system used by school districts in 21 states has allowed parents to elec Please see EATING Page A6 ;