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New Mexican (Newspaper) - September 13, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico THE SANTA FE SEPTEMBER TUESDAY 50 CENTS SUPREME COURT ANALYSIS pnee might go up Committee OKs resolution that could add another million to project By Henry M Lopez The New Mexican Questions continue to swirl around the expanding construction budget for the planned civic center and the controversy of human remains under its proposed site The city Public Works Committee on Monday approveda resolution calling for the civic center to meet a federal green standard which could add another SI million to the projects million budget If adopted by the City Council the resolution would direct city staffers to ensure the Civic Center achieves Green Building Leadership in Energy and Environment Design or LEED certification costing million City Finance Director Kathryn August warning to city councilors that they were approach ing the threshold of what the city could afford to spend on the project appeared to resonate Monday with the committee made up of five coun cil members The committee also heard from Stephen Lentz the archaeologist overseeing the excavation of the civiccenter site where the Sweeney Convention Center now stands Lentz said his crew continues to uncover human remains Some bones he said belong to Anglos and Hispanics Please see PRICE Page A4 Crash victims were Fiesta parade bound Families mourn deaths of three Santa Fe women By Jason Auslander The New Mexican TJoree Santa Fe women killed in a car accident Sunday oh Interstate 25 likely were hurrying to attend an annual Fiesta parade family members said Monday Lakin Garcia 20 and Amanda Her rera 18 had been staying with Herre ras aunt in Pecos and Janerte Castillo 19 went out to pick them up said Jason takin Garcias father Castillo was driving at an extremely high rate of speed about 12 miles southeast of Santa Fe when she apparently lost control of her 2004 Ford Taurus that was heading into a curve crossed the median and Please see VICTIMS Page A4 ERNS Hearings for chief justice just might be a warmup for bigger court battle to come Chuck Ridder Tribune John Roberts nominee for chief justice of the Supreme Court is sworn in by Sen Arleri Specter before the Senate Judiciary Committee as he begins his confirmation hearings Monday By Tom Raum The Associated Press t ASHINGTON The Senate Judiciary Com mittee hearings on President Supreme Court nomi nation provided activists in both parties with a warmup for a bigger court battle to come The John Roberts hearings that began Monday are for a higher post that of chief justice But those deeply involved in the process of selecting justices are casting their eyes toward Bushs next decision fill ing the seat of retiring swingvote Justice Sandra Day OConnor With his approval ratings lowest of his presidency Bushmay be increasingly motivated to seek political compromises both on his legislative agenda and his judicial appointments Government failures over Hurricane Katrina are adding to this impetus as well as fueling calls for Bush to name a minor ity to the top court But it will be hard for Bush to ignore the partys conservative base which is turn ing up on use the second vacancy to tip the court to the right on abortion gay rights prayer inschools and other socially divisive Tnis hearing comes at a time of tur bulent partisanship in the United States turbulent said the committees moderate Republican chair man Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania Open ing statements proved him right and often seemed aimed as much at the OConnor seat as the nomination before them Barring any bombshells the genial Rob erts is widely expected to win committee Please see CONCERNS Page A2 PUBLIC MAYORAL FORUM Candidates face off in first debate Minus Mayor Larry Delgado two who have filed to run touch on livingwage ordinance proposed WalMart Supercenter By Tom Sharpe The New Mexican Two candidates for Santa Fe mayor took different tacks Monday on the city minimumwage law and the proposal for a new WalMart Super center during the first public mayoral forum of David Coss a recently retired state employee who has been on the City Council since 1998 and Karen Walker a Realtor who chairs the citys longrange planning com mission politely debated before 70 people at the forum sponsored by the Neighborhood Network a coalition of neighborhood associations Mayor Larry Delgado who has yet to say whether he will seek a third fouryear term did not attend Mondays event But some of the Please see DEBATE Page A4 David Coss Karen Walker Norman City Star Lt Andrew Eckert right and radio operator RFC Albert Grooms from the 1st Battalion 8th Marines survey the devastated landscape in the Lower 9th Ward area of New Orleans on Monday HURRICANE KATRINA Return or not Survivors wrestle with big decision The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS Kenny Charbonnet saw a hur ricane turn his beloved city into a buginfested swamp with floating mounds of rotting trash and houses bur ied in sewage He knew then he had INSIDE to flee just as he knows now he has Couple with to come back Santa Fe ties There needs to be someone to looking for reclaim this he says Thats a temporary going to be place to live Tens of thousands of survivors of Hurricane Katrina forced out of New Orleans are now scattered around the country pining for their lost city and counting the days until the flood waters have receded the lights are on and they can begin their journey PageA3 home Im says Charbonnet a 57yearold lawyer who longs for the sweet smell of honeysuckle and his morning coffees with friends I miss die camaraderie I miss the daily routine A lot of things that you take for granted are just gone I have Please see RETURN PageA3 Mondays major devel opments from trie Gulf Coast states OBITUARIES Amanda RHetrera 18 Sept 11 Antonio SGriego 79 La Madera Sept 10 Daniel Peinado 81 Sept 11 Boy Maes 60 Santa Fe Sept 11 Farmington SepL 11 Helen Raei Sept 10 Isabel G Hesch 109 Sept 10 jeanette 19 Santa Fe Sept 11 Jenny Krakower Sept 10 Medanales Sept 10 Lakin Garcia 20 Santa Fe Sept 11 Susan E Carmtgnani 59 SepL 10 PageC2 FALCONS FLY HIGH the rematch of last years NFC title game overcoming three turnovers byMichael Vick to beat Philadelphia on Monday night Sports Bl EDUCATION GAP Speaking in front of parents teachers and students at Santa Fe High on Monday Gov Bill Richardson said more parental involvement is needed to help close achievement gap Local Cl TODAY Sunny to partly cloudy High 82 low 52 PageC6 Annies Mailbox Business Comics A tocsNy ovwMil Md i C5 Horoscope A cs C2 C2 Opinion Police A5 Scoreboard Sports Stocks Time aHUfeiiewinearicmcoih if B2 I D4 C5 Mam office J Late paper Classifieds News 9633303 9BM363 9663000 9863030 Five sections 26 pages 156th year Issue No 2S6 Publication No 596440 Serving Hew Mexico for ISCyMn ;