- The Washington Times - Sunday, January 13, 2002

Richardson announces run for governor
SANTA FE, N.M. Former Clinton administration Energy Secretary Bill Richardson entered the gubernatorial race yesterday, pledging to end political gridlock caused by eight years of conflict between a Republican governor and Democrat-led legislature.
Mr. Richardson, 54, kicked off his campaign for the Democratic nomination in Santa Fe, his political base when he was in Congress from 1983 to 1997.
"All too often the answer from Santa Fe has been gridlock, bickering and 'no' to initiatives that help people. That way has failed," Mr. Richardson said in the state capital.
New Mexico has the nation's highest rates of poverty and uninsured residents and is near the bottom in state rankings of per capita earnings and average teacher salaries.

Filmmaker plans September 11 movie
NEW YORK A French filmmaker who captured the attacks on the World Trade Center on video said he wants to turn the footage into a documentary and give it to the families of those killed.
The videotape shows the first plane hitting the north tower and follows dozens of firefighters some of whom perished in the attacks as they react to the disaster.
Filmmaker Jules Naudet had been following a probationary firefighter for about three months and was with a group of firefighters responding to a reported gas leak near the trade center when the attack began.

Fire guts university lab
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. A fire tore through university laboratories and destroyed valuable genetic research that took years to develop, officials said.
The fire broke out early Friday and gutted the top floor of a University of California, Santa Cruz lab. It later flared up twice more and destroyed the inside of a second lab, Fire Chief Charles Hernandez said.
Flames as long as 5 feet stretched out of windows, shattering them, firefighters said.
Manuel Ares, chairman of the Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology department, estimated about 10 percent of the building's interior was destroyed and said other labs and offices suffered smoke and water damage.

Museum to copy old farm buildings
GETTYSBURG, Pa. Architects unveiled the design of a new museum and visitor center at Gettysburg National Military Park, where modern, spacious facilities will be concealed in a complex that looks like a cluster of old farm buildings.
"The story of Gettysburg is so big, it needs a bigger, better facility," said Chris Rebmann, a Gettysburg resident and president of the Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides. "To have one that blends into the landscape, instead of intruding on it, is going to be wonderful."
The public got its first look Friday at a New York architecture firm's plans for the $95 million museum and visitor center. The new complex is to be built less than a mile from the current visitor center, which is near the cemetery where President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.

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