Dec 28, 2010 11:23 AM by Monica Gouty, News First 5

Travel slowly resuming in Northeast

NEW YORK (AP) - The magic words winter-weary travelers had been waiting to see for days have started showing up on departure boards at New York's LaGuardia airport -- "on time."
But even though flights have slowly resumed at the city's three major airports, travel experts warn it will take several days to rebook passengers who had their plans disrupted because of the East
Coast blizzard.
After some 1,500 flights were canceled at Newark Liberty, JFK and LaGuardia airports, thousands of passengers turned the facilities into makeshift hotels -- sleeping on benches and chairs
and begging for flights.
One Texas woman who was finally heading home after spending two nights in a New York hotel with her daughter says she doesn't know if she ever wants to go on vacation again.



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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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