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New Mexican (Newspaper) - September 28, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico SANTA FE SEPTEMBER WEDNESDAY 50 CENTS Report Illegal inimigrants outnumber legal foreigners After decline numbers rising despite tighter security By Stephen OMemacher The Associated Press WASHINCrON Illegal immigrants are increas ing despite tighter border security and now outnum ber foreigners moving to the United States legally Total immigrants to the United States declined after the Sept U 2001 terrorist attacks partly because of increased security measures the Pew Hispanic Center reported Tuesday The 2001 recession also was a likely factor reducing jobs available in the United States s Now the number coming to the country is on the upswing again Immigration both legal and illegal topped million people in 1999 and 2000 according to the report The number of people entering the United States then plummeted to million people by 2003 the same level as in 1992 Immigration bounced back to million iri 2004 but the report cautioned that it is difficult to say Please see IMMIGRATION Page A4 Coming to America Immigration to the United States legal and illegal peaked in 1999 when more than million people entered Average annual immigration Ill Legal temporary worker SSH Illegal immigrant Legal permanent resident million 1 7 fj3 I million 90 92 94 96 98 00 02 04 SOURC t Pew W panic Center Associated Press solvers 2 Pojoaque students offer another answer to classic math question Luis Sanchez New Mexican Desiree Martinez 14 left and Amber Lopez IS freshmen at Pojoaque Valley High School are shown with the answers to a classic math problem to add all integers from one to 1OO Both students found the same pattern and were able to solve it in record time By Brandon Garcia The New Mexican It wasnt just that they solved it in record time its that they figured out a whole new way of doing it Desiree Martinez and Amber Lopez both freshman algebra students at Pojoaque Valley High School figured out the answer to a math problem made famous by 18thcentury mathematician Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss in 6 and 11 minutes respectively Those are best times their teacher has seen in his four years of teaching The problem is to add all integers from one to 100 Carter said he gives his stu dents one hint before they start which is to look for a pattern Go ahead play at home the answer and method will be near the end of this article Dont forget to show your work In the meantime heres a history les son Gauss math teacher Biittner reputed to be arather surly man assigned the problem when he wanted to occupy his students for up to an hour and was dismayed when Gauss then 13 some his tories peg his age at 10 others as young as solved it in about a minute flinging his slate upon the table barely after Biittner finished stating the problem and saying Brunswick German for there While that grabbed the attention of Ger man headmasters Gauss became even Please see MATH Page A6 MEET THE PETS Richardsons show off rowdy ta calico for charity calendar ByTomSharpe The New Mexican Gov Bill Richardson and first lady Barbara Richardson appear with their cats Jake and Squeaky on the Four Corners Animal Leagues 2006 calendar But nobody looks too comfortable Jake a 20pound liyearold neu tered male tabby appears to be trying to escape the clutches of the slightly perturbed Richardson We were posing out in the yard in two chairs stuck ih of the Barbara Richarcison ecalled this week It was They did repeated shots and Jake started getting antsy I think my husbandgot as antsy as hedidL v Please see PETS Page A6 Gov Bill Richardson with Jake and first lady Barbara Richardson with Squeaky hi the Four Corners Animal Leagues 2OO6 calendar INSIDE Impeachment not likely to be resolved during special session Page A5 TREASURERS OFFICE SCANDAL Fired employee now on county payroll Appraiser is potential witness in extortion case against Vigil Montoya By Steve Terrell The New Mexican Santa Fe County Assessor Benito Martinez said Tuesday he wasnt aware that one of his appraisers Leo P Sandoval had been fired from the state Treasurers Office last year after allegations that Sandoval counterfeited money and government documents on photocopying equipment Sandoval 54 who has emerged as apotential wit ness in the kickbackextor tion scandal rocking the state Treasurers Office has been working since September 2004 as a county tax appraiser Mar tinez confirmed Sandovals alleged counterfeiting scheme indirectly led to die recent federal racketeering case against state Treasurer Robert Vigil and his predecessor Michael Montoya Until last year Sandoval was chief of bodi the local government investment pool and the operations bureau at die state Treasurers Office He was fired from that job for misusing state equipment after the US Secret Service inves tigated allegations he printed fake bills as well as fake government documents A New Mexican story from Dec Please see FIRED Page A5 Cocaine trade spreads into Colombias nature parks By Kim Housego The Associated Press PUERTO ARTURO Colombia Cocaine is killing the great nature parks of Colombia Government spraying of coca plant killer is driving growers and traffickers out of their usual territory into national parks where spraying is banned There they are burning thousands of acres of virgin rain forest and poi soning rivers with chemicals Now the government faces a painful dilemma To spray weedkiller would be devastating but the impact of coca growing is increasingly destructive The question is which is worse Colombia is home to about 15 percent of the worlds plant species and one of its most diverse arrays of amphibians mammals and birds Dozens of species that populate its jun gles and Andes mountains exist nowhere else on the planet One of the richestis the Sierra Macarena National Park where monkeys clam ber across the jungle canopy and seven species Please see COCAINE Page A6 OBITUARIES SistaLeytaSaiz 87 Santa Fe Alton R Packard 76 Albuquerque Joanne Kblman 71 Santa Fe OJgaPonsforduater 87 Santa Fe Index AT HOME IN SPAIN ASephardicJew realizes his dream to open a kosher restaurant in Madrid Taste Di EXFEMA DIRECTOR DEFENDS KATRINA RESPONSE Michael Brown aggressively defends his role blaming local state officials PageA3 RED SOX SPLIT DOUBLEHEADER WITH TORONTO Boston shares the AL East lead with the Yankees who lost to the Orioles Sports Bl TODAY Showers cooler High 69 low 46 PageC8 Annies Mailbox Business Classifieds Comics C7 Crossword Horoscope El 06 Movies C7 Obituaries C7 C2 Police C2 A7 Time Out Bl DS Di C7 Abcaly f 4 Main office9833303 Five sections 36 pages Late paper I 9863000 156th year Issue No 271 News 9863030 Publication No 596440 Serving New Mexico br 156 years ;