Feb 4, 2013 5:18 PM by Connie Murphy

Stocks post big decline

NEW YORK (AP) - This has been the worst day of 2013 so far for the stock market -- and it comes just one trading day after the Dow closed above 14,000 for the first time in more than five years. The blue-chip index fell 129 points today, to drop to 13,880. Other indexes lost even more on a percentage basis, with the S&P 500 losing 17 points and the Nasdaq composite dropping almost 48 points.


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Falcon school fights to save student's life

FALCON- Aden Knar, a third grade student at Falcon Virtual Academy, is in need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant. His school, Falcon Virtual Academy, will host a bone marrow donor drive tomorrow to help find a match Aden. Knar, 10, was diagnosed at age 4 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and entered remission in 2008. In November 2013, the Knar family learned that the leukemia had returned, and is now isolated in his bone marrow. In an outreach of support, Falcon Virtual Academy hosted a bone marrow donor drive in January, and will be hosting another tomorrow from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 6113 Constitution Ave., directly west of Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. "We wanted to reach out to the family again," said Jodi Fletcher, assistant principal. Fletcher explained that more than 250 people participated in the January drive, and she hopes to have similar numbers April 19. The money from a bake sale at the drive, and a portion of the proceeds raised from a spring formal...

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