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  • Teaching respect, responsibility

    It’s Wednesday afternoon, and for most sixth graders at Chamisa Elementary, the school day is almost over. However, for students Heather Willbanks and Maya Ceniceros, it’s not quite quitting time. 

    With fluorescent orange vests and stops signs in hand, the students head out to their assigned crosswalks to help their fellow students safely cross the street, all under the watchful eye of Chamisa teacher and librarian Beverly Baker.

    Willbanks and Ceniceros are just one of many students in the Los Alamos Public School District to take part in the district’s student crossing guard program, a program designed to teach safety and responsibility. 

    “With this program, I see nothing but good,” Baker said. “It teaches them responsibility, community leadership and gives them a connection to their school as well.”

  • White Rock accolades mount up

    Council Chair Sharon Stover began her address for the new White Rock Visitor Center and the N.M.4 redesign ribbon cutting ceremony with “White Rock rocks.”

    A new report from Coldwell Banker Real Estate would appear to back that up. The “Best Places to Live for Suburbanites” ranks White Rock as 16th out of 11,000 suburbs in the United States. In the state of New Mexico, it topped the list at number one. 

    The report, compiled with the assistance of Onboard Informatics, evaluated communities on a range of features, such as access to grocery stores and banks as well as outdoor activities, proximity to good schools and community safety. 

  • 10 things to know for Tuesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today (times in EDT):

    1. SYRIA CIVIL WAR LOOMS OVER GENERAL ASSEMBLY

    Over seven days of U.N. speeches, Syria was discussed by countries from Albania to Zambia.

    2. WHERE SOCIAL MEDIA IS FUELING VIOLENCE

    The NYPD is doubling the size of its gang unit to combat teen crime driven by dares and insults traded on Facebook and other online networks.

    3. THE THREE-PART PERFORMANCE OF PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES

    AP's Connie Cass explains the strategy of first lowering expectations, then being ready to improvise on the fly, and finally spinning the performance.

    4. HIGH STAKES FOR PENNSYLVANIA'S VOTER ID LAW

  • 'Anger Room' Offers Safe Place to Lash Out
  • Today in History for October 2nd
  • Raw: 10-Year-Old Steals Van, Crashes Cars

    Police expect to charge a 10-year-old Philadelphia boy with auto theft and related charges. They say he made it less than a block after stealing a van that was unloading furniture early Sunday afternoon in West Philadelphia.

  • 10 things to know for Monday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today (times in EDT):

    1. WHAT THE SUPREME COURT MAY CONSIDER THIS TERM

    The justices return Monday with rulings ahead on affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights.

    2. WHICH PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IS BETTER AT DEBATES

    Obama says it's Romney, who he calls "a good debater," as both candidates prepare for Wednesday's face-off.

    3. MOTORCYCLE BOMBER KILLS 14 IN AFGHANISTAN

    The suicide attack targeted a joint patrol of Afghan and international forces; among those killed were three NATO service members and their translator.

    4. WHERE GAY 'CONVERSION' THERAPY WILL BE BANNED

  • Today in History for October 1st
  • One Soldier's Tale: 2,000 Dead in Afghanistan
  • Today in History for September 30th