WPR News
8:52 pm
Mon November 22, 2004

Smoking Ban Challenged

Laramie, Wy – A complaint has been filed contesting the
city-wide vote approving of a ban on public smoking in Laramie.
The complaint by six Laramie residents was filed last Friday in
Albany County District Court. It names the city council and city
clerk.
It seeks to have the ordinance struck down because of failure to
comply with law governing special elections and referendums.
The ordinance, which passed by 366 votes in the November second
election, prohibits smoking in public places, including restaurants
and bars.

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WPR News
8:50 pm
Mon November 22, 2004

Federal Budget Benefits Wyoming

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

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11:35 am
Mon November 22, 2004

Monday, November 22, 2004 --

Wyoming –

Topic: Congress approved a major spending bill that included funding for highway projects that will improve the state of Wyoming; Guest: Del McOmie, Chief Engineer for the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

Topic: Aaron Alpern reports on the what the Wyoming Game and Fish Department found with the chronic wasting disease this year.

Topic: Bob Beck speaks with Plan Cheyenne Project Manager, Matt Ashby about the comprehensive planning process.

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WPR News
8:11 pm
Fri November 19, 2004

Wolf Lawsuits Combined

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Laramie, Wy – A federal judge has consolidated lawsuits
by the Wyoming Wolf Coalition and the state of Wyoming.
The lawsuits aim to force the federal government to accept the
state's plan for managing gray wolves once they are off the
endangered list.
Governor Freudenthal had been concerned the Wolf coalition's
efforts would prolong the court battle.
But if the consolidation of the lawsuits does not delay court
proceedings, Freudenthal says he's O-K with that.

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WPR News
8:10 pm
Fri November 19, 2004

Green Diesel Gains Popularity

Laramie, Wy – Wyoming farmers are helping create an alternative to foreign oil. Some crops are being used in biodiesel. It is made from vegetable oil and can run in any diesel engine.
Blue Sun Biodiesel, based in Colorado distributes a blend that is made of 20 percent biodiesel. The director of the company, John Long, says it is available in Colorado and New Mexico, but they want to open pumps in Wyoming.

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Wyoming Features
4:25 pm
Fri November 19, 2004

Tenth Soldier Laid to Rest

Wyoming – Today at the Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver Lance Corporal Kyle Burns will be (was) laid to rest. He is the tenth soldier or marine with ties to Wyoming to die in action since 2001.Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay has this remembrance.

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11:20 am
Fri November 19, 2004

Friday, November 19, 2004 --

Wyoming –

Topic: Renny Mackay reports on the death of the tenth soldier marine to die in action since 2001.

Topic: Weekly Wyoming Reporter's Roundtable.

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WPR News
10:54 am
Fri November 19, 2004

Wyoming Marine Honored

Laramie, WY – Lance Corporal Kyle Burns from Laramie will be buried at Ft. Logan National Cemetary in Denver. A memorial was held for Burns Thursday and several hundred people packed a gymnasium on the University of Wyoming to celebrate his life. Burns was killed in Iraq on Veteran's Day. He was 20 years old and is the 10th Wyoming member of the Armed Forces to die in combat since 2001.

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WPR News
10:43 am
Fri November 19, 2004

Possible BSE Case Send Fears Through Cattle Industry

Cheyenne, WY – A livestock marketing spokesman says the meat industry is in limbo while testing is done on the possible second mad cow disease case in the US. After the first mad cow case 11 months ago, Japan and more than three dozen other countries placed restrictions on US beef, hurting export sales and the farm economy. State agriculture officials say the animal in question did not come from Wyoming. Officials in five other states have said the same thing.

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WPR News
10:24 am
Fri November 19, 2004

State Asks for Early End to Herd Quarantine

Lander, WY – Campbell County rancher Justin Edwards currently is facing the prospect of a quarantine on his cattle herd until August of 2005. The quarantine was put in place when brucellosis was supposedly found in Edwards' herd. But the state believes there were mistake made in the lab and that's why the two cows tested positive. And State Veterinarian Dwayne Oldham this week sent a letter asking the federal government to release the quarantine early. The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is agency that will decide whether to release the herd is.

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