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‘Kitchen rat’ Wrede revives duck fat fries at new Joseph’s Taste, C-1 Locally owned and independent Wednesday, December 11, 2013 75¢ Negotiators reach budget deal One complaint vs. Bushee is dropped Drama teacher nabs suspect in the act A tentative agreement will avoid another government shutdown. PAGE A-3 Ethics board dismisses a request to withhold campaign funds. LOCAL NEWS, B-1 A Santa Fe man and his son return home to find a burglary in progress. LOCAL NEWS, B-1 Old masters on paper Exhibit of Spanish works including seven by Goya begins 12-week stay in Santa Fe Court to hear suit on aid in dying Doctors seek shield from assisted-suicide law By Staci Matlock The New Mexican Aja Riggs, 49, didn’t expect to become a spokeswoman for terminally ill patients who want the right to decide how they will die. She is not dying — yet. But a little more than two years ago, the Santa Fe resident was diagnosed with an aggressive uterine cancer. After major surgery, radiation and six rounds of chemotherapy last year, her cancer went into remission. It has remained in remission longer than her doctors expected. If and when the cancer returns, Riggs knows what is facing her, and she wants her doctor to be able to legally help her die. She joined two Albuquerque oncologists last year in a lawsuit claiming that a state law against assisted suicide shouldn’t apply to a physician who aids in the death of person who is already dying. Please see DYING, Page A-4 SCHOLARSHIP WOES Shortfall in lottery fund forcing fix Mark McDonald, left, keeper of old master prints and drawings at the British Museum, shows one of the Goya prints to Whitman Johnson, from Santa Fe, during the unboxing Tuesday of some of the Goya prints for the Renaissance to Goya exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Art. By Steve Terrell LUIS SANCHEZ SATURNO/THE NEW MEXICAN The New Mexican words, evil and corruption prevail in the absence of reason. Goya was a painter in the royal court, but he also used his art to criticize Spanish society. On Tuesday morning, staff at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe removed the etching from one of 13 blue, wooden crates used to transport 132 works on paper that belong to the British Museum. The pieces, including seven by Goya, are part of an exhibit titled Renaissance to Goya: Prints and Drawings from Spain, which opens Saturday at the local museum and will run for 12 weeks. This is the exhibit’s final stop. It opened at the British Museum in London, then visited By Anne Constable The New Mexican I n The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters, Francisco de Goya imagines an artist asleep amid his drawing tools, his head cradled in his arms, resting on a table. He’s surrounded by bats (representing ignorance), owls (folly) and a cat (witchcraft), its eyes alert. The etching/aquatint is one of the best known of the 80 prints in a series by the Spanish master called The Caprices, or Los Caprichos, published in 1799. The title of the piece — in Spanish, El sueño de la razón produce monstruos — is assumed to be a commentary by the painter and printmaker (1746-1828) on the values of the Enlightenment. In other Acting Lady Jaguars athletic director Mike Lovato said it was time to take the program in a different direction, and on Tuesday fired Tom Montoya. Former Capital player and assistant coach Bryan Mirabal was named interim head coach. SPORTS, B-1 Obituaries Desmosthenes Legits, 83, Dec. 4 Joe Beard, 89, Dec. 6 Vanessa Martinez, 30, Dec. 7 Benjamin Friedman, 80, Dec. 9 PAGE B-2 Winter Dance Today The Santa Fe University of Art and Design’s Garson Dance Company presents new works, 7 p.m. at the Greer Garson Theatre, $12 and $15; 988-1234 Sunshine, cold. High 33, low 17. PAGE A-6 Index Calendar A-2 u The show’s curator gives an in-depth look at Goya’s work. PASATIEMPO This etching/aquatint is one of 80 prints in a series by Spanish master Francisco de Goya called The Caprices, or Los Caprichos, published in 1799. Please see SHORTFALL, Page A-4 Please see GOYA, Page A-4 Capital’s Montoya vows to fight dismissal Pasapick COMING FRIDAY Classifieds C-4 Editor: Ray Rivera, 986-3033, Comics A-8 Lotteries A-2 Opinion A-7 Will New Mexico college students have to maintain higher grades and take more classes to get lottery scholarships? Will students from wealthier families be excluded from the popular program? Will the scholarships no longer cover full tuition? These are among the possible options discussed Tuesday by the Legislative Finance Committee to shore up the Legislative Lottery Scholarship, which falls several million dollars short of demand. The New Mexico Legislature and the state Higher Education Department have been grappling with ways to stretch the scholarship fund, which is fed by a share of revenue from Lack of action marks 113th Congress By Laura Litvan Bloomberg News WASHINGTON — Business Roundtable lobbyists wanted 2013 to be the year lawmakers, free of immediate election pressures, would revamp U.S. immigration policy, pass a debt-lowering budget and expedite a pair of trade deals. Instead, Congress is on pace to have its least productive year ever, with just 56 pieces of legislation signed into law so far. The former record low, reached in 1995, was 88 new laws. “The major issues that we think are necessary to jump-start the American economy continue to languish,” said Bill Miller, top lobbyist for a group that represents chief executives of companies such as Wal-Mart Stores and Microsoft. Police notes B-2 Sports B-5 As the business agenda lagged, Congress this year completed work on measures such as one that speeds disabled veterans through airport security and another that converts some federal land in Wyoming into a local shooting range. Bigger-ticket items — expanding skilled-worker visas sought by technology companies, restoring defense spending for weapons systems and lowering tax rates — didn’t come to a vote in both chambers. The reasons are many. Partisan rancor grew deeper as a result of the October government shutdown. Elected officials in both parties fretted about primaries for party loyalists who would accuse them of abandoning their principles. Plus, Congress has taken plenty of time off this year. The House has Time Out C-8 Taste C-1 Main office: 983-3303 Late paper: 986-3010 been out 191 days, and the Senate 199 days. And leaders gobbled up much of the agenda with debate on measures the other chamber had no plans to consider. The Democratic-led Senate passed measures boosting the nation’s $7.25 hourly minimum wage and prohibiting employers from firing or refusing to hire workers because of their sexual orientation, measures that went nowhere in the House. Meanwhile, the Republican-led House voted 46 times this year to repeal the 2010 health-care law, measures the Senate has no plans to consider. Republicans’ insistence on curtailing Obamacare led to the 16-day government shutdown in Please see CONGRESS, Page A-4 Three sections, 24 pages 164th year, No. 345 Publication No. 596-440

Santa Fe New Mexican, Dec. 11, 2013

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