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Jtf Syracuse Herald-Journal, Tuesday, December 31, 1983

News briefing Perspective
Mayor Qoodt calls for racial unity
Mayor W.Wilson
Goode has met with
community leaders in
an effort to come up
with a plan to defuse ra-
cial tension in the City
of Brotherly Love.
Pit bulls have killed 12 people since 1982
"This city was
created as a model for By Fred
religious and racial Associated Press Writer
freedom, and we have to continue to be a model for this nation in
that regard," Goode said Monday, after the meeting in his office. TIJERAS, N.M. - When the dogs finished
"We have to send a message... that in this city which William with her, Angle Hands' right leg was gnawed to
Penn founded 303 years ago any person, regardless of color, can the bone. Flesh and muscle had been gouged
live in any block he wants to live in." from her upper arms, and the 9-year-old's ear
Goode said he plans to announce a series of initiatives Friday to was ripped in half.
help ease tension in the Elmwood neighborhood of southwest "She had lost so much blood the doctors
Philadelphia, letting him lift a five-week-old ban on gatherings of couldn't tell me if she was going to live," said
more than four people. . _ Donna Hands, her voice still breaking as she
•• " - The Associated Press recalled the afternoon her brother-in-law's four
pit-bull terriers attacked Angie on the path be-
School moment-of-silence law revised tween the school bus stop and her home.
BOSTON — Students in Massachusetts public schools will have The child survived, to face years of recon-
a daily moment of silence under a law that was revised to delete a structive surgery. But the incident fuels a de-
reference to prayer. bate growing well beyond this rural Albuquer-
The new statute goes into effect 90 days after its signing Mon- que suburb.
day by Gov. Michael S. Dukakis, and was in response to a U.S. . Similar attacks have led Tijeras and more
Supreme Court decision in May in an Alabama case. than 30 other communities across the country to
The high court ruled that the Alabama law, similar to one consider special rules and outright bans on dogs
passed in Massachusetts in 1980, Was unconstitutional because it known as pit bulls.
contained a specific reference to students using the time for medi- Sponsors say the laws are necessary to pro-
tation or prayer. tect the public from animals bred for genera-
The revised Massachusetts law calls simply for "a period of si- tions to kill. Pit bull owners say laws singling
lence not to exceed one minute in duration" to be observed at the out their pets are unconstitutional. '
start of each school day.
- The Associated Press " "WE DO NOT DEFEND the attacks. But at
the same time we feel it is unjust to punish all pit
Fourth slaying blamed on police ring bull owners because of a few incidents," said
MIAMI — A fourth Margaret Amacker, president of the Duke City
Pit Bull Terrier Club, which is challenging the
South slaying has been linked
to a police drug rip-off law with the help of the American Dog Owners
ring already blamed for Association. The case is due for trial in early
the drownings of three spring. •
suspected drug dealers, Known officially as Staffordshire Bull Ter-
and a fifth officer sur- riers, American Staffordshire Terriers or
rendered in connection American Pit Bull Terriers, pit bulls are power-
with the ring, police ful dogs weighing 40 to 60 pounds with square
said. jaws and muscular chests.
Rodolfo Arias, 29, a An estimated 25,000 pit bulls are registered
former "Officer of the Month," was booked into Dade County Jail with various dog associations, and their popu-
on Monday on charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree mur- larity is growing. Owners say they are smart,
der, racketeering, two counts of armed trafficking of cocaine, affectionate and loyal.
grand theft and aggravated battery. Pete, the dog in the Our Gang comedies, was a
Four other Miami police officers, who prosecutors say were part pit bull, as were Tige, the pet of cartoon charac-
of a ring known as "The Enterprise," have been charged since last ter Buster Brown, and the RCA Victor dog lis-
week. A former officer also has been charged. tening to its master's voice at the phonograph.
— The Associated Press But the breed has a darker history.
Mill worker held in abduction of 2 girls PIT BULLS WERE BRED for dog fighting,
STAPLETON, Ga. — A textile mill worker has been arrested in a bloody and now illegal sport that requires a
the abduction of two 12-year-old girls. Authorities say they be- battle to the death. Over generations, the dogs
lieve the man acted alone even though the girls originally said have been selected for the strength, aggressive-
there were two kidnappers. ness and tenacity needed to survive the fighting
Buford Williams, 23, who lives in a rural area near Stapleton, pit.
was arrested at midnight Monday as he prepared to leave his job "Other dogs will bite, back off and attack
at the J.P. Stevens plant, Jefferson County Sheriff Zollie Compton again," said Dennis White, director of animal
said. protection for the American Humane Associa- •
Jennifer Barrow and Elizabeth Tanner were released Monday tion. "Pit bulls are latchers and shakers. Once
on the same dirt road where they had been abducted while riding they attack, that's all she wrote."
bicycles Dec. 22. The girls said they were raped during the week Since 1982, at least a dozen people — seven of
they were held captive. them children — have died and scores have AP Laserphoto
been severely injured by pit bulls. The stories,
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bloody and 'sensational, have attracted public Margaret Amacker, president of the Duke City Pit Bull Terrier Club in
attention: Albuquerque, N.M., gets a lick from Bluebelle, one of her four pit bulls.
Elections could shift council power Amacker has raised pit bulls since 1970.
CHICAGO — A fed- • A 4-year-old girl falls off a porch in Oregon
eral judge ordered spe- City, Ore., killed by a pit bull chained in
the yard. incidents were much easier to incite to attack people with clauses about vicious dogs," he
cial elections March 18 than other dogs, she said it was hard to draw said.
in seven redrawn alder- • An Edgemere, Md., woman is killed by her conclusions about the entire breed.
manic wards that could two pit bulls. Police find her body covered with BUT COMMUNITY LEADERS often see
shift City Council bites, skin stripped from her legs and an arm "We just don't know if they are likely to be pit bulls as a special threat. After the March
power from the major- nearly severed. more aggressive than other dogs," she said. 1984 attack on Angie Hands, Tijeras, a close-
ity opposition bloc to "But those who show aggression are very ag- knit community of 300, banned the dogs and
Mayor Harold Wash- • Two pit bulls attack a Houston w^man as gressive. If you are attacked by one, you just gave officials the power to seize and destroy pit
ington's supporters. she steps outside to get her newspaper, then don't have that much of a chance." bulls. - •
— "There have been no they maul a neighbor who tries to help. The
fair aldermanic or committeeman elections in these wards since dogs are shot after they stand off rescuers and I. Lehr Brisbm Jr., an biologist and animal
behaviorist with the University of Georgia who "There are still dogs like these around, at-
• 1981," U.S. District Judge Charles Norgle said Monday. chase a police officer to his car. tacking other dogs, cattle and people. We can't
Norgle, who last week approved the compromise remap drawn Such incidents have understandably led to uses pit bulls to trap wild boars, believes the
breed is less of a threat than are other dogs. have that," said Mayor Felix Garcia, whose wife
by attorneys for the council and the Justice Department, said the anti-pit bull regulations. When a 7-week-old once babysat for Angie.
special elections should remedy the problem. The next regularly boy was killed by a dog in Davie, Fla., Broward
scheduled aldermanic election is not until 1987. County commissioners ordered pit bulls penned "FOR GENERATION AFTER generation, Pit bull owners say the publicity has brought
The elections will coincide with the state primary and will de- or leashed and muzzled. Owners were required any dog that bit a man in the pit was shot," a backlash. Amacker tells of pit bulls aban-
cide the fate of at least five City Council seats currently held by to buy $100,000 in liability insurance. Brisbin said. "This is probably the only breed of doned and abused by owners who become fear-
majority-bloc aldermen. The majority bloc, opposed to the Wash- Dog owners won an injunction against the dog that was culled if it bit a man." ful after hearing of attacks. In some cases, pit
ington administration, currently holds a 29-21 majority. law. Many feel the problem comes from owners, bulls have been poisoned or shot.
A number of minority plaintiffs filed suit in 1982, alleging a 1981 who, attracted to the dog's tough image, encour- John Ulrich, an Albuquerque stockbroker,
ward map discriminated against minorities by diluting their vot- age aggressiveness. Phil Lyons, a breeder in said that when his pit bull, Sugar, got loose and
ing power. "THE DOG HAS BEEN raised for hundreds Whittier, Calif., calls such owners "Mister began frolicking with a neighbor's poodle, the
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of years to kill," said William Bosch, assistant Macho and his dog Lunger." w6man panicked and began beating the dog
general counsel to the county. "It only takes a "You'll see these guys walking their pit bulls with a piece of lumber.
Friends mourn freezing death of student little to set them off." down the street to show everybody how bad "Sugar just laid down and cried," said Ulrich.
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Students and teachers at Chosen Val-
But others argue there is no proof the pit bulls they are," he said. •"I apologized to the woman for the dog getting
ley High School are mourning the death of an honor student who
are a special threat. While an estimated 1 mil- Peggy Allen, a Miami breeder, now screens out, but I pointed out if Sugar was really that
died wandering away from the scene of a traffic accident and
lion Americans are bitten by dogs each year, potential buyers. vicious, she wouldn't have been able to hit
spending 20 hours in temperatures that reached below zero.
little is known about the breeds involved. Dogs "I've had a lot of people I considered drug her."
"He tried his best in everything he did," football coach Ken
identified as pit bulls often turn out to be other dealers come around looking to buy the dog," Donna Hands was always taught that a bad
Jacobson said of Scott Gardner, 18, of Chatfield.
breeds. she said. "People have decided that this is the dog reflected a bad owner. But she said the
Animal behaviorists split on the question of biggest, strongest, meanest dog they could combination of careless owners'and aggressive
Gardner, an honor roll student, starting defensive end on the whether pit bulls are more dangerous than own."
football team and a member of this year's homecoming royalty, other dogs. dogs was too dangerous to permit.
died Sunday in the intensive care unit of St. Mary's Hospital. Kent Salazar, head of Albuquerque's animal "Picking on one breed of dog might be uncon-
Victoria Voith, director of the University of control division, believes no special laws are stitutional, but killing a human being is against
Searchers had found him, clinically dead, Saturday in a ravine .Pennsylvania's animal behavior clinic, has stud- needed. He noted that several years ago some
northeast of Chatfield and rushed him by helicopter the 25 miles ied dog attacks, often observing the assailants. people wanted regulations for Doberman the law," she said. "Have we sunk so low that
to Rochester. While she noted that pit bulls involved in pinschers. "We have all the means to protect the dogs' rights are more important than a
Olmsted County authorities said Gardner wandered away from child's right to go play in their yard?"
three friends on a county road early Saturday as they walked to a
farm after their'pickup truck slid into a ditch.

Alexander reflects on 16 years as mayor
— Tht Astocleted Press

Girl may know who buried her in desert
Continued from Page Al "I can't rule that in or out at this time," he freshly sharpened pencils. A cleaning crew will
West 4-year-old girl who was
rescued from a 3-foot- Today is the last day people will call him
said. dust and vacuum the office after Alexander
deep, plywood-covered Will he miss the excitement of battles in the leaves.
.Mayor Lee Alexander. Tomorrow, he will be public arena? As he does in public, Alexander praises Young
hole in the desert may former Mayor Lee Alexander. After 16 years, it "I'm sure I'll find new ones in the courts," he in private. Young is a mayor for the 1980s, Alex-
know who buried her won't be easy for some to say. answered. ander said, just as he himself was a mayor for
alive and may be "try- Sometime in February, he'll open a law office the 1970s.
'ing to protect the per- with his son. Jamey. Alexander is doing his share of private remin-
son," authorities say. Many in the press will miss seeing Mayor Lee iscing with friends, however. Saturday, he "It's not the fun it used to be," he added. "The
The child, Jessica Alexander at City Hall. But he may not miss the laughed about old times over lunch with one- '70s were the challenging years, lots of great
Anne Hardesty, was in- press. The news media has not always been time campaign worker Hank Bersani, now New fights. The real job was done in the '70s when we
terviewed Monday by a woman detective, but "any time a man kind. York State Thruway Authority chairman. Mon- (urban mayors) woke up this nation to the crisis
walks in the room, she gets pretty obviously scared," said Cpl. Jay Friday, at his last Board of Estimate meeting, day, Alexander lunched with Syracuse Univer- in the cities."
Ellison of the Maricpa County Sheriff's Department. a television reporter questioned Alexander over sity administrator Tom Cummings, who ran his
"We feel she knows the suspect," Ellison said. "The fact that • and over again to get him to share his inner- first campaign. He's proud to leave the city fiscally stable,
she's 4 years old and knows the suspect, that doesn't include a lot most feelings at what might seem to be a senti- In an interview Monday, Alexander sat be- proud of the political battles that proved he was
of people." mental time. hind the mayor's desk and spoke with an energy right.
- The Associated Preu He would have none of it. that belied his departure. On his desktop were At a Christmas party last week at the Bene-
What did he plan to do after this? an empty wire basket and tape and string meant dict-Moore housing project, a group of children
"I plan to go to lunch," he answered. for the empty boxes lying nearby. —at the urging of their mothers — thanked him
Gunman robs California congressman What did he want to do more than anything Today, he planned to open the mail, answer for not backing down in the face of public
LOS ANGELES — A congressman was robbed while walking else? calls, finish packing his personal files and go to pressure against its construction.
to his car from a bank by a gunman who fired one shot that passed "I want to go to lunch," he said laughing. the dentist. "They didn't know who I was, but they
through the legislator's trouser leg without injuring him, police What were all the reporter's questions keep- There won't be a last gathering of the troops. thanked me for their beautiful housing," Alex-
said. ing him from doing? He already said goodbye to the City Hall staff ander said. After the acrimonious debates, the
Rep. Glenn Anderson, D-Calif., was confronted at about 11:30 Going to lunch! last summer, Alexander said, minutes before he court battle and the bad feelings, the neighbor-
a.m. Monday, by a lone gunman outside a First Interstate Bank in When Alexander finally relented, his an- publicly announced he would not seek a fifth hood is peaceful, and the children have a decent
the Wilmington district, police said. Anderson,-72, is a former lieu- swers were off-hand, low-key and cagey as term in office. place to live, he said.
tenant governor of California. ever. To make the office pleasant for Young, Alex- "I don't have to say 'I told you so,'" Alex-
"The gunman demanded money and subsequently fired one shot "I'm so busy right now, I haven't had time for ander ordered the mayoral refrigerator stocked ander said. "I have the satisfaction of having
from a handgun at Mr. Anderson, which passed through his pant reflection," he said. with orange juice, Perrier, soda and some beer. done it."
leg," Capt. Robert McVey said. What did he regret he didn't get to do in his He also asked Everson Museum curators to lend When he walks out of the front door of City
"The suspect grabbed Anderson's briefcase and fled in a white years at City Hall? some prints and oil paintings for the Office and' Hall today, Alexander leaves for a two-week
van," said McVey. Police later recovered the briefcase, which con- Become U.S. senator, pave more city streets waiting room, so the walls wouldn't be bare vacation in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. No inaugural
tained a small amount of monev. and get along with a Republican-majority Com- when Young sits in the mayor's chair for the ceremony. No inaugural ball. No mushy, public
— United Press International mon Council, were his quick replies. first time on Wednesday. farewells.
. Will he run for political office again? Lastly, a de^k
desk stand has been filled with Just the sun, the beach and a new horizon.

: A-4 THE NEW MEXICAN Santa Fe. N.M., Monday, August 10, 1967

Attorney: Teen should get new murder trial
By CHERYL WITTENAUER brief filed with the state Supreme Roberts-Hohl claims Taylor should under 16 for armed robbery, while Three co-defendants pleaded guilty to
The New Mexican Staff Court. not have been tried as an adult because there is no provision to transfer a their roles in the fatal shooting of Mary
A Santa Cruz teen-ager serving a life Last November, an Albuquerque jury his transfer from Children's Court conspiracy charge from Children's Ann Romero.
term for murder is entitled to a new convicted Taylor of first-degree mur- came nearly three months after pro- Court to District Court, he said. Greg Roybal, 16, received a 15-year-
trial, his attorney claims in an appeal der, armed robbery and conspiracy a secutors asked that he be tried as an He also claims District Attorney Chet sentence after admitting he shot Rom-
filed Friday. week before his 16th birthday. adult. Walter's attempt to fix a minimum 12- ero in a robbery instigated by his
Winston Roberts-Hohl, who repre- Taylor, two other youths and a boy's Prosecutors delayed the transfer year sentence on a plea offer interfered mother, Gloria Bustos.
sents 16-year-old Chris Taylor, claims mother were charged in the fatal hearing in order to find a psychologist with the discretion of the sentencing Glenn Herrera, 16, became the
the youth should not have been tried as shooting of a Santa Fe laundry attend- who would recommend Taylor's place- judge. state's chief witness in exchange for
an adult. ant in April 1986. ment in an adult correctional facility, Taylor turned down the plea offer and being allowed to plead guilty in Chil-
Roberts-Hohl said. opted for a trial. dren's Court.
Taylor's first-degree murder convic- Earlier this year, District Judge Roberts-Hohl also said Taylor was
tion as an adult should be reversed Patricio Serna sentenced Taylor to life The attorney also claims Taylor denied effective assistance of counsel Bustos is serving a life prison term
because a hearing that resulted in in prison, which he said he was obliged should not have been tried for armed because the Public Defender's office, for first-degree murder. She pleaded
Taylor's transfer from Children's Court to impose under state law. robbery because of his age. which paid for Taylor's representation, guilty a few days before her scheduled
was not conducted within a 30-day time Under state Jaw, Taylor will not be Roberts-Hohl cites a state law that did not provide an investigator in a trial date in July to spare her son from
period required by law, according to a eligible for parole for 30 years. prohibits the prosecution of children timely manner. having to testify against her.

NM town's plan
to bar pit bulls
draws opposition
For The New Mexican
HAGERMAN — With an esti-
mated 20 pit bull terriers in a
farming town of less than 1,000,
some Hagerman residents are
pushing for an ordinance to ban
the breed.
Hagerman Town Clerk Ditta
McCullough said pit bull ter-
riers elsewhere have attacked
Some of the publicity has been
horrifying," she said, adding
that about 20 such dogs are in
Hagerman. We sure don't want Pitbulls
According to the Humane
to allow anything like that to Society, five people have died in
happen here." the U.S. this year as a result of
But pit bull terrier owner attacks by pit bulls, tn 1986,13
Cesar Rodriguez of Hagerman people died after being attacked
said the town council can expect by dogs, and seven of those
opposition when it meets Tues- dogs were pit bulls. At least 35
day night to vote on the ordi- cities around the country have
nance. proposed ordinances which
Rodriguez, a New Mexico would ban or restrict ownership
State University student in Las of vicious dogs.
Cruces, visits his Hagerman DEATHS IN THE U.S.
home during summers and holi- AS A RESULT OF PIT
days. Relatives take care of the BULL ATTACKS
dog for him while he's away.
Confined to a wheelchair, Ro-
driguez said the dog has been
more friend than pet for the
three years he's owned her. He
said she's never been involved
in any attacks.
Students Serena Lujan, left, and John Vigil, look over the gym floor plans. Leslie Tal!ant/The New Mexican She's just like any of these
people's poodles that are com-
plaining," he said. What their

School supporters raise gym poodle means to them, she
means tome."
McCullough said the ordi-
nance under consideration is
Soup labels, trading stamps lead sources to finance project patterned after one adopted in
1984 in Tijeras, N.M., just east
of Albuquerque. Tijeras Town
By BOB QUICK be officially dedicated at homecoming on $244,000 of the of $1.8 million tab for the Hall secretary Mary Reed said 1986 — 7 1987*—5
The New Mexican Staff Oct. 10, according to to McCurdy's new gym, an amount exceeding all other her tiny community of several 'As of June 25, 1987
For a small place like the McCurdy superintendent, Sam Sandoval. sources but the $423,000 contributed by the hundred people was the first in InfoGrophics
School in Santa Cruz near Espanola to United Methodist Church. the nation to ban pit bull ter- -c:1967 North America Syndicate. Inc
build a $1.18 million, college-size gymnasi- By then the gym should have a name, riers.
um is a remarkable feat. too, Sandoval said. Students will vote on it, "We need to pay another $312,000" on the She said she has received
SOURCE: Humane Society ol the U.S.

When you consider that a good part of with the most likely choice to be one gym, Sandoval said, adding that the school about 25 requests for copies of terriers, like other breeds of
that facility was financed reflecting the school's mascot, Bobcat still is accepting stamps and labels. "Like the town ordinance from dogs, can be brought up to be
with soup labels and Den, he added. the 'loaves and fishes,' these stamps have throughout the country. The either gentle or aggressive.
trading stamps, the ac- all multiplied unbelievably as we all work Tijeras ordinance has been He said he will fight Hager-
complishment borders on "The board of trustees agreed that we together," he added. challenged in Albuquerque dis- man in court before he will
the miraculous. wouldn't name it after one person," said For all the work done so far, McCurdy trict court by a pit bull terrier surrender his long-time com-
No one talks about Ernest Sanchez, McCurdy's athletic direc- School has a gym with some unique owner in the town, and that case panion.
miracles at McCurdy, a tor. "So many people have done so much, features. These include a floor large still is pending, Reed said. Hagerman is 23 miles south of
small private school with we felt that too many people would be hurt enough for two high-school size basketball She said that in 1984 a small Roswell. Between Hagerman
415 students that was if we named it after one person." courts that will allow varsity and junior Tijeras girl walking home from and Roswell is the farming town
founded in 1915 and is varsity to practice at the same time. school almost was killed by pit of Dexter, with about 1,300
administered by the Unit- One person who might have been in the There are also state-of-the art lighting bull terriers. In the unprovoked population. Dexter also is con-
ed Methodist Church. SANDOVAL running for the honor would have been and heating systems. Most importantly, attack, the child was mauled sidering a pit bull terrier ordi-
Betty Smith, the woman who suggested perhaps, is the gym's floor, which was severely, and must continue to nance although one has not yet
The emphasis is on a fund-raising job well using trading stamps and soup labels to
done that resulted in a gym any high built using post and tension concrete slabs, have surgery the rest of her life, been drafted, town clerk Kay
help pay for the gym. a process that results in a "floating floor" Reed said. Roberts said.
school and most colleges would be pii,ud
of. and eliminates any buckling or shifting. Hagerman town councilman Dexter town supervisor Joe
"She conceived the idea," said Linda "It's a revolutionary process," said Tom King said his community's Alvarez estimates that Dexter
Mutterspaugh, the principal of the high McCurdy's former board of trustees' presi- proposed ordinance was more has about 15 pit bull terriers.
Sunday afternoon, McCurdy School ad- school at McCurdy.
ministrators, teachers, students, parents dent Harold Brock. "Few other buildings or less spurred on with the large While neither Hagerman nor
and supporters got views and tours of the have it." pit bull population in the area." Dexter report any major inci-
24,000-square foot gymnasium. Hundreds The word went out to McCurdy School Sanchez doesn't expect McCurdy's stu- They're chained to doghouses, dents involving the breed, other
walked across the maple floor, took one of supporters — send us your trading stamps, dents to care as much about the fancy floor and in yards. When you're walk- area cities have had problems
1,800 seats in the bleachers and peered into even the old, wrinkled ones stuffed in the as they do about having a big new gym ing down the street, those dogs within the last year.
the as-yet unused locker rooms and back of drawers, and don't forget those play in, one that won't require some of get a little aggressive about In Roswell, resident Dave
Campbell soup labels. them to wait until late evening to take the pulling on the chains. And when Blair told a Roswell newspaper
coaches' offices. The first event, a volley-
ball game against Los Alamos High "They're worth about a penny a label," floor to practice. you have kids, it makes you in October 1986 that he pulled
School, will be played in a few weeks. Mutterspaugh said, adding that the giant "It will result in an overall improvement uneasy. Some (pit bull terriers) two pit bull terriers off an
food-products company allosved the money in the school's sports program," he said dp run loose, or get loose occa- elderly man who had been at-
The new gymnasium replaces the to be used from labels for the purchase of with a smile and a gleam of anticipation in sionally. I've had some in my tacked.
school's McCracken Gymnasium, which athletic equipment. his eye. "There will be a lot more interest backyard, when my kids were
was built in 1932. The new gymnasium will The labels and stamps brought in in sports." there," he said. Marilyn Haddrill is a staff
But Rodriguez said pit bull writer for the El Paso Times.

NM Legal Services gets of Albuquerque; Bernice Smith, 47, of Racing Taos museum benefit
Lincoln; and Tommy Rodriguez Jr., 17, of
grant from state Bar Albuquerque. fans raises $50,000
The Northern New Mexico Legal Ser- Montoya and Allen were killed in a two- Horse-racing fans The third annual benefit auction for the
vices is one of a dozen New Mexico vehicle collision about 5:30 a.m. Sunday on are a determined Millicent Roger Museum of Taos raised
organizations providing legal services to State Road 173 near Farmington, police lot from the looks $50,000.
poor people to receive money this year said. of the faces of Wei- The auction, July 16 at the Hilton of
from the New Mexico Bar Foundation. Judson was killed in a one-vehicle Santa Fe, was attended by 138 guests. Most
accident about 10:15 p.m. Saturday in don Claunch, left,
The foundation awards, announced last and Beverly Gantt of the items sold at auction had a
week, were made from the Interest on Belen, police said. The vehicle she was after the weather southwestern theme.
Lawyers Trust Account Program. driving went out of control, ran off the road
and overturned, police said. took a turn for the
Northern New Mexico Legal Services is
receiving $22,000 of the $154,000 distributed Lopez died in a two-vehicle and pedestri- cold. The pair Senior center offering
drove from Al-
statewide. an accident in southeast Albuquerque
about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, police said. buquerque for Sun- classes in GED, ESL
day races at the Free high school equivalency classes are
Police report six deaths Lopez was crossing a street on foot when
he was struck by a vehicle. Police said Santa Fe Downs being offered to senior citizens at the Mary
in weekend traffic Lopez bounced off the vehicle and was hit Esther Gonzales Senior Center at 1121 Alto
State police said six people died in by a second vehicle. Leslie Tallant
weekend traffic accidents on New Mexico Smith was killed in a two-vehicle head-on The New Mexican English as a Second Language classes
roads. collision about 5 a.m. Saturday on State also are available. A minimum of 13
The victims were identified as Joseph Road 48 near Alamogordo, police said. students are required for each class.
Larry Montoya, 19, of Aztec; Randylynn Rodriguez was killed Friday in a motor- For information,- call 471-8475.
Marie Allen, 15, of Flora Vista; Ericka cycle-pickup truck collision in Al-
Judson, 16, of Belen; Fulgencio Lopez, 45, buquerque, police said. Staff and Wire Reports

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