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Today's News

  • LA's Reardon poised for a big finish

    It would seem to be something of a meteoric rise. In fact, it was anything but.

    With the 2012 cross country season winding down, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys standout Sean Reardon seems primed to make one of the biggest splashes on a team that’s making big waves.

    Reardon, with a big showing his senior year, has established himself as one of the runners, if not the runner, to beat this postseason. He will show his stuff at Friday’s District 2-4A meet and the following week’s Class 4A championship.

    With five top-five finishes this year, including his first career victory at Los Lunas and a third-place finish at the regional Desert Twilight Meet in Phoenix last month, Reardon has every right to start taking things for granted. But, as with the entirety of the Hilltopper cross country program, he doesn’t afford himself that luxury.

    “We’re planning to get the job done at district and going into state feeling strong,” Reardon said. “We’re confident in our abilities to peak.”

    Reardon has been a steady runner for the Los Alamos cross country and track programs since 2010.

  • Asian countries trying democracy

    SINGAPORE  —  Here we are in the tropics again.
    This time we’re halfway around the world — about as far from home as we can get. It is hot, 95 degrees, and humidity sometimes reaching 100 percent, and without rain.
    It will cool as we head north to Japan.
    I’ve done a little reading. We have attended some excellent lectures onboard and have taken all the tours available. So any of you who have read more than two books or been here more than once may be far more knowledgeable than I. Let me know if I am too far off.
    Countries in this part of the world have experienced tremendous political change in the past century as empires around the globe shed or lost their colonies. Some have done well. Most haven’t. Democracy has been an unfamiliar concept.
    Thailand, which we visited first, is a constitutional monarchy. It has had 17 different constitutions in the past 16 years.
    It currently is experiencing what is termed a delicate peace. It is peaceful enough that the cruise line we are sailing felt it sufficiently safe for us.
    Rand McNally readers recently voted Bangkok the most interesting place in the world. We disagree. It still is New Mexico.
    Then it was down to Singapore, 60 miles from the equator.

  • NM industrial park reopens after 200 sickened

    SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — An industrial park near the New Mexico-Texas border has reopened a day after about 200 people were sickened by an unknown substance.

    Authorities say the complex of factories and warehouses in Santa Teresa, N.M., was reopened at 6 a.m. Wednesday after testing for hazardous materials came up empty. The Dona Ana County Airport in Santa Teresa also reopened.

    Santa Teresa is just northwest of El Paso, Texas.

    People in the complex began complaining of difficulty breathing, light-headedness, nausea and dizziness about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Some reported a burning sensation on their skin.

    County emergency officials say no serious injuries were reported.

    An investigation initially centered at the FoamEx plant on the industrial park campus but was expanded to other areas in the park.

  • Raw: Homes 'Washed Out to Sea' in Rhode Island

    Superstorm Sandy knocked out power, uprooted trees and pummeled the Rhode Island's southern coastal communities. In South Kingstown, some houses were washed out to sea, others moved off their foundations and into the sand.

  • 10 things to know for Wednesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Wednesday:

    1. IN SUPERSTORM'S WAKE, A DAZED, INUNDATED NEW YORK

    "Nature," says Mayor Bloomberg, assessing the damage to his city, "is an awful lot more powerful than we are."

    2. ECONOMICALLY, A WASH IN THE LONG RUN

    A slightly slower economy in coming weeks will likely be matched by reconstruction and storm repairs that will contribute to growth over time.

    3. BEST-LAID CAMPAIGN PLANS GO AWRY

    Obama cancels Ohio trip in favor of a swing through storm-ravaged New Jersey. Romney, striving for the right tone, eases up on politicking.

    4. SYRIAN REGIME RESUMES AIRSTRIKES, SHELLING

  • Today in History for October 31st
  • Raw: Sandy Leaves NYC Subways Flooded
  • Raw: Woman's Long Island House Wrecked

    Mastic Beach, New York resident Donna Vollaro shows the flood damage inside her home following superstorm Sandy. She says she doesn't know how she's going to recover from the storm.

  • Storm Survivor: Water Was Above Our Heads

    Survivors from Tome River, New Jersey, say the floodwaters from superstorm Sandy were above their head and they had to wait to be rescued by police.

  • Be There 10-30-12

    Today
    “A Plan for All Seasons: Overview,” a presentation about developing and executing a long-term financial plan to address investment goals, will be from 5:30-7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. RSVP to Ashleigh Mares, 986-0125 or amares@wradvisors.com.
    Wednesday
    Come to PEEC to see the creepy crawly creatures from The Harrell House of Natural Oddities. In addition to the insect zoo, there will be games, crafts and a spider hunting walk will be from 1-4 p.m. Free to PEEC members, $7 per child for non-members. No registration required. Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.

    GeekOut Family Night will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. upstairs, at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games, or play theirs.
    Thursday
    NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) kicks off. Are you game to write 50,000 words in 30 days, a novel in a month? It can be done. Find out more at the kick-off party in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.