WPR News
8:26 pm
Wed November 24, 2004

Federal Court Sides with Tribe on Casino

Laramie, Wy – The spokesperson for the Northern Arapaho Tribe says a decision by a federal court of appeals allows them to put any type of game into the casino on the Wind River Reservation. Mark Howell says negotiations with the state are over now.
State Attorney General, Pat Crank, says they hope to negotiate with the tribe again, but he says this decision does have serious implications, the opening of a full scale casino. He says this would be the first casino to open here in modern history.

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WPR News
2:59 pm
Wed November 24, 2004

Shepard Killers Deny Hate Crime

Laramie, Wy –

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12:22 pm
Wed November 24, 2004

Wednesday, November 24, 2004 --

Wyoming –

Topic: Bob Beck speaks with Segment Producer Steve Jimenez about the role of drugs on the killing of Matthew Shepard.

Topic: Bob Beck speaks with US Senator Craig Thomas about the federal budget.

Topic: A critical review of how animals are raised; Guest: Karen Davis, Author and President of The United Poultry Concerns.

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WPR News
9:31 pm
Tue November 23, 2004

Freeman Says Gas Rates Will Have An Impact

Laramie, Wy – Kinder Morgan will soon be raising its so called pass on rates starting December first. It is the latest in a list of Natural gas providers in the state raising their rates. Wyoming Consumer Advocate Bryce Freeman says this could have a heavy impact on consumers when colder weather hits, especially those with fixed or lower incomes. Freeman says their are agencies that provide assitance for heat bills and he urges consumers to take advatage of such programs.
Freeman says the good news is that this is probably the last major increase for awhile.

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WPR News
9:29 pm
Tue November 23, 2004

Former Laramie Legislator Will Lead Community College Commission

Laramie, Wy – The Wyoming Community College Commission
has hired a new executive director. It is former Laramie Legislator and Mayor Jim Rose. The former U-W Professor is currently Dean of the Santa Rosa Junior College in California.
Rose begins the job on February 2nd and will earn 97-thousand dollars a year.

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WPR News
9:26 pm
Tue November 23, 2004

Cheyenne Official Resigns

Cheyenne, Wy – The executive director of the Cheyenne
City Council has resigned amid an investigation into alleged credit
card fraud.
Maggie Carter's resignation was announced last night following
an executive session by the council.
Council President Floyd Lopez gave no reason for the
resignation.
Carter's office has been sealed since she revealed to Lopez that
she used city credit cards to purchase personal items totaling more
than 500 dollars.
Lopez says Carter told him she mistakenly used the city credit

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WPR News
9:24 pm
Tue November 23, 2004

Wyoming Will Get Millions In Federal Money

Laramie, Wy – A spending bill approved by Congress
contains (M) millions of dollars for projects in Wyoming.
The measure provides two-point-six (M) million dollars to build
a new courthouse at Yellowstone, and nearly ten (M) million to
restore the Old Faithful Inn, which marked its 100th anniversary
this year.
Yellowstone also will get a (M) million dollars for snowcoaches,
which transport tourists in the winter.
The Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center in Casper will

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WPR News
9:21 pm
Tue November 23, 2004

Troopers Will Be Out In Force

Laramie, Wy – Wyoming state troopers will increase
patrols on designated roads this coming holiday weekend.
Troopers will be on the lookout for drunken drivers, seat belt
violations and speeders in an effort to make highways safe for
travelers. They will be paying particular attention to Interstate
80.
The effort is part of a nationwide campaign called "Operation
CARE" -- which stands for combined accident reduction effort.

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1:43 pm
Tue November 23, 2004

Tuesday, November 23, 2004 --

Wyoming –

Topic: Bob Beck speaks with Consumer Advocate Bryce Freeman about new gas prices and telecommunication issues.

Topic: The Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center are providing services for the state; Guests:Burke Grandjean and Bistra Anatechkova of the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center.

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WPR News
11:11 am
Tue November 23, 2004

CWD Still Spreading

Kaycee, WY – Two areas near Kaycee are the latest where the Game and Fish Department has found chronic wasting disease. Wildlife Disease Specialist Hank Edwards says this is further evidence that the disease is spreading within the state. But Edwards has a note of caution. He says just because chronic wasting was found on the eastern slope of the Bighorns, doesn't mean it is present there at the same levels as on the eastern slope of the Laramie Range, where CWD has been for decades. Edwards says Game and Fish will try to harvest more deer from the areas near Kaycee.

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