SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico Senator Tom Udall announced Monday he will not seek re-election in 2020, opening a secure Democratic seat to competition and ending a chapter in a Western political dynasty built on environmental conservation. The second-term senator and former congressman said he was confident he could run a strong campaign but preferred to look for new ways to serve the public, without specifying how. The decision marks an end to a 20-year political career on Capitol Hill for Udall, who first was elected to Congress in 1998. It also puts a bookend on the enduring influence in Washington of the Udall clan, once referred to as the “Kennedys of the West.” Udall’s father, Stewart Udall, served as Interior Secretary in the 1960s under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson and helped write far-reaching conservation legislation. His uncle was Morris “Mo” Udall, a longtime Arizona congressman and a prominent Democratic 1976 … [Read more...] about New Mexico senator, conservationist won’t run again in 2020
Starting running again
Following some running tips that can save you time and from pain. Using ice and stretching is very important. Making sure your shoes are good for your feet can change your running experience. In the grand scheme of things, I’d still consider myself somewhat of a beginner at running. While I’d love to run a marathon or even a half-marathon one day, I’m not quite there yet. That being said, I have been running for a while now – long enough to learn these lessons which would have saved me a lot of time, effort, and pain if only I’d known them when I started. Below I’ve shared my tips for running that just might help you if you’re beginning your running journey. Start slower than you think you need to If you’re relatively in shape, it may be tempting to get out there and truly give it your all when you begin running. Please don’t do this. This may be OK the first time or two, but chances are, you’ll end up with an … [Read more...] about 7 things I wish I knew when I started running
Sonia Perez D. Associated Press Published 9:42 AM EDT Oct 17, 2018 Chiquimula, Guatemala – A caravan of some 2,000 Honduran migrants hit the road in Guatemala again Wednesday, hoping to reach the United States despite President Donald Trump’s threat to cut off aid to Central American countries that don’t stop them. The weary migrants started walking again under a light rain. The day before they covered some 30 miles to arrive in Chiquimula, after crossing the border into Guatemala Monday. Some hitched rides while others walked, as the eagerness of some to make quick progress clashed with the need to remain together as a group for safety. They expressed faith that obstacles would be removed and were generally undeterred when told of Trump’s exhortations. As stifling daytime heat gave way to an evening downpour Tuesday, Norma Chacon, 31, prepared to sleep on the floor of a town auditorium with her 18-month-old son, who was barefoot and clad in overalls. … [Read more...] about Honduran migrants on move again despite Trump threats
Arkansas running back Rakeem Boyd (left) races to the end zone for a 69-yard touchdown during the first quarter on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. - Photo by Thomas Metthe Going into the fourth quarter, it was a typical Ole Miss-Arkansas game, undecided until the end. The University of Arkansas led 33-24 with 15 minutes to play, but the Rebels' offense was hard to guard in the final quarter. The Razorbacks didn't have an answer for quarterback Jordan Ta'amu, who passed for 387 yards and 2 touchdowns and rushed for another 141 yards and a score. In the second half, the Razorbacks ditched the hurry-up offense and went with a pound-the-ground attack but settled for too many field goals. With 7:09 to play, Ole Miss started at its own 16. Ten plays later, the score was 33-31 but there was 4:15 left for the Razorbacks to win it. They couldn't, although some improvement was seen again on the offense, which had starting quarterback Ty Storey and starting … [Read more...] about Ole Miss, Arkansas entertain once again
Orion Sang Detroit Free Press Published 4:47 PM EDT Oct 6, 2018 Free Press sports writer Orion Sang answers three questions after Michigan's 42-14 win over Maryland. Anything to worry about with slow start? Last week, Michigan had to overcome an early 17-0 deficit at Northwestern. This week, the first quarter ended with the Wolverines trailing, 7-3, after a 98-yard kickoff return touchdown from Maryland running back Ty Johnson. The tenor of this game, though, was considerably different from last week's near disaster, when Michigan came out flat against the Wildcats and almost lost because of it. The Wolverines outplayed the Terrapins from the start, outgaining Maryland 132-21 in the first quarter. That gap only worsened by halftime: Michigan had 291 yards, despite offense failing to finish drives early, and Maryland had just 42. The score at halftime — 17-7 — was a more accurate representation of how Michigan played in the first two … [Read more...] about Michigan dominates Maryland. But did offense start slow again?