Tragedy in New Mexico

There are times to talk. There are times to stay silent. Times of tragedy are times for both talking and staying silent and for exercising the options with extreme care. It is a measure of human imperfection that no one ever gets it exactly right.On Aug. 19, 2000, in Eddy County, NM, 10 people perished when a natural gas pipeline ruptured and its contents ignited. Two people sustained injuries; one of them later died. The victims were members of three families camping near the Pecos River.It is the good fortune of everyone else in the world not to have been at the scene at the time of the explosion. It is the good fortune of nearly everyone not to be able to imagine the horror of that mom...

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