9:37 am
Tue May 17, 2005

Tuesday, May 17th, 2005

Wyoming –

Topic: Bob Beck speaks with Dr. Chris Reyburn about methamphetamine use in adolescents.

Topic: The elderly population continues to grow in the state of Wyoming; Guest: Beverly Morrow, The Director of Wyoming's Division on Aging.

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8:42 pm
Mon May 16, 2005

Wyoming Looks At A Gaming Commission

Lander, Wyoming –
A Joint Legislative Committee is looking into starting up a Wyoming Gaming Commission. The reason is because gambling issues in Wyoming are starting to become more complex. Senator Bruce Burns chairs the Senate Travel, Recreation and Wildlife Committee. He says they want to set up a subcommittee to look at the issue. "The currently gambling going on with bingo and so forth around the state. There is no regulation, no controlling who's doing it, no accounting for the money or where it is going."

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8:42 pm
Mon May 16, 2005

Wyoming Looks At A Gaming Commission

Lander, Wyoming –
A Joint Legislative Committee is looking into starting up a Wyoming Gaming Commission. The reason is because gambling issues in Wyoming are starting to become more complex. Senator Bruce Burns chairs the Senate Travel, Recreation and Wildlife Committee. He says they want to set up a subcommittee to look at the issue. "The currently gambling going on with bingo and so forth around the state. There is no regulation, no controlling who's doing it, no accounting for the money or where it is going."

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7:36 pm
Mon May 16, 2005

Cowboy Cyclist Nearly Wins Collegiate Championships

Laramie, Wy – A University of Wyoming athlete that normally competes out of the limelight nearly won the national collegiate championship this weekend. Cyclist Clayton Barrows finished fourth overall but he essentially tied the winner.
Barrows who grew up in Laramie is now going to compete in other amateur events before graduating in December, he would like to eventually ride professionally in Europe and if maybe someday the Olympics, though he acknowledges that goal is a long ways off.

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5:26 pm
Mon May 16, 2005

Weekend Does Not Bring More Flooding to Sheridan

Laramie, Wy – The warm weather this weekend did not cause any more flooding in northern Wyoming. There was a concern that streams and creeks might spill over again as the snow at higher elevations melted. But, the mayor of Sheridan, Dave Kinskey, says temperatures in the mountains were below freezing at night and that slowed down the melting. Still he says they're keeping sandbags around a while longer because if they get a lot of hot weather and some rain during the next three to six weeks they could get more flooding just like in 1995.

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2:46 pm
Mon May 16, 2005

U-W Officials Concerned About Grading

Laramie, Wy – A study of grades at the University of Wyoming found an interesting trend. The Colleges, who have students with the lowest A-C-T scores, gave out the highest grades. The report has some U-W officials wondering about grading.

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2:41 pm
Mon May 16, 2005

Grad Rates Down At U-W

Laramie, Wy – University of Wyoming Trustees were told that graduation rates for the U-W are only around 50 percent, and generally less then 30 percent graduate in four years. Vice President for Academic Affairs Tom Buchanan told the trustees that he's concerned that the reason many of the students are not making it, is because they go on probation within their first couple of years. For that reason, U-W is implementing some programs to try and help those students.

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11:37 am
Mon May 16, 2005

Monday, May 16th, 2005

Wyoming –

Topic: A University of Wyoming athlete that normally competes out of the limelight nearly won the national collegiate championship this weekend; Guest: Cyclist Clayton Barrows.

Topic: Bob Beck speaks with Sate Senator Bruce Burns about gambling.

Topic: Renny Mackay speaks with the mayor of Sheridan, Dave Kinskey about an update on the Sheridan flood situation.

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11:06 am
Mon May 16, 2005

State Staying Out of NCLB Lawsuits

Cheyenne, WY – It does not appear that Wyoming will be joining any lawsuits over the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Suits over funding in the act have been filed by Connecticut and the National Education Association. Last month, Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal asked local school districts if they are receiving enough federal money to comply with No Child Left Behind mandates. So far, local school officials have been telling Freudenthal that their main concerns involve the lack of enough flexibility in meeting mandates themselves.

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11:04 am
Mon May 16, 2005

West Nile Research Doesn't Bode Well for Sage Grouse

Laramie, WY – Researchers say they have yet to find a sage grouse that has survived a West Nile Virus infection. That's an ominous sign for sage grouse, which is already experiencing a decrease in habitat. But the state's West Nile coordinator remains optimistic. Terry Creekmore points out that no virus is completely lethal and he thinks it's likely that some sage grouse have survived infection, but just haven't been found yet. In experiments, even the smallest doses of West Nile have killed sage grouse.

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