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  • (Ray) Hunkins Gains in Fundraising (The WY Republican Gubernatorial Nominee}

    09/07/2006 6:44:40 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 212+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 09-07-06 | Wingert, Kevin
    Hunkins gains in fundraising Challenger Ray Hunkins outraised Gov. Dave Freudenthal in August, but the governor retains the bigger war chest. By Kevin Wingert rep3@wyomingnews.com CHEYENNE - In the month of August, the Republican gubernatorial challenger raised $17,000 more than the Democrat incumbent in the same period. "We were very pleased from the support we got from individuals in Wyoming in the month of August," Republican Ray Hunkins said. "We're running a grassroots campaign, and the grassroots are responding." During this latest and next-to-last filing of campaign receipts prior to the Nov. 7 general election, Hunkins raised $77,872.67 to Gov....
  • Group plans walk to raise awareness of suicide {in Wyoming}

    09/05/2006 6:30:01 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 839+ views
    Billings, MT, Gazette ^ | 09-05-06 | AP
    Group plans walk to raise awareness of suicide By The Associated Press CASPER - A Natrona County group plans a walk this month to raise awareness of Wyoming's extraordinary suicide rate. The Natrona County Task Force for Suicide Prevention says the rate in Wyoming is about 22 suicides per 100,000 people, nearly twice the national average. Since 1999, more than 100 suicides have occurred in Natrona County alone. Raising awareness of the problem may encourage people to become involved in preventing suicides, members of the task force say. "It's not just to make sure people know it is a problem,"...
  • Hunkins Denies Role in GOP Probe; Freudenthal Says Statement Untrue

    09/01/2006 6:16:36 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 149+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 09/01/06 | Wingert, Kevin
    Hunkins denies role in GOP probe Freudenthal says statement untrue By Kevin Wingert rep3@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - The Republican gubernatorial candidate disavowed any responsibility for the actions of the Wyoming Republican Party on Thursday and said he wanted to be responsible for leading the party back into a Reagan-esque era of unity. "The request was not made on my watch, so it is neither fair play nor 'clean politics' to associate this records request with me in any way," Ray Hunkins said. "This same principle holds true with respect to the radio advertisement: It was created...
  • {Republican Ray} Hunkins Proposes Seven Debates Across State {WY}

    08/26/2006 6:27:28 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 219+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 08-26-06 | Wingert, Kevin
    Hunkins proposes 7 debates across state The Republican candidate said debates would carry his vision and the governor's to the people. By Kevin Wingert rep3@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Republican gubernatorial candidate Ray Hunkins wants to relive a pivotal piece of U.S. history by engaging in seven debates throughout Wyoming with Democrat incumbent Gov. Dave Freudenthal. "We can raise the level of debate and make this truly a campaign about the issues," Hunkins wrote in a letter to Freudenthal, referencing the historic debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas in 1858. "To do it, we should engage...
  • {WY Democrat Freudenthal} Governor's Spending Lavish

    08/12/2006 10:01:16 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 8 replies · 517+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 08-12-06 | Wingert, Kevin
    Governor's spending lavish By Kevin Wingert rep3@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - The chairman of the Wyoming Republican Party leveled a charge Friday that Democratic Gov. Dave Freudenthal is living a "high-rolling lifestyle" at the expense of the residents of Wyoming. "We knew from his budget proposals that the governor was a big spender, but what we found he spends on VIP treatment of himself is unconscionable to Wyoming citizens," Drake Hill said in a release about the Democratic governor, who currently is running for re-election. "Who else do you know that has a $50,000 lawn ornament?" Hill...
  • Still in the Dark Waiting: WY Republicans' Quest for Records Unfulfilled

    07/27/2006 7:44:59 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 533+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 07-27-06 | Wingert, Kevin
    Still in the dark waiting Republicans' request for records unfulfilled By Kevin Wingert rep3@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - After seven weeks of waiting, the chairman of the Wyoming Republican Party says he has not received a response from all of the state government's departments to his public records request. "I just feel like I'm being strung along here," said Drake Hill, the Republican Party chairman. "The roadblocks that we are encountering are really within the governor's office, itself." On June 9, Hill filed a request at several state agencies, including the office of the governor. It covered...
  • "High-Roller" Gets Prison for YMCA Theft

    07/19/2006 6:02:42 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 375+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 07-19-06 | Rule, Juliette
    'High-roller' gets prison for Y theft Susan Miller's charges from embezzling $20,000 from the YMCA is prefaced by a 17-year criminal history that brought her more than $300,000 in financial gain. By Juliette Rule rep9@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Because she didn't learn her lesson the first time, the woman convicted of stealing money from the Cheyenne Family YMCA to support her high-roller gambler status will spend six to nine years in prison. Susan J. Miller, 42, heard those words from Laramie County District Judge Nicholas Kalokathis at her Tuesday morning sentencing hearing. In a fairly complicated...
  • Wyoming May Soon Get Own Conservation Corps

    07/02/2006 5:54:11 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 756+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 07-02-06 | Frazer, Jennifer
    Wyoming may soon get own conservation corps By Jennifer Frazer rep8@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - The Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s was famous for its use of the nation's youth to rejuvenate forests and public lands. Soon Wyoming may have a modern-day version of the corps, which would join corps in Utah, Montana and Colorado. The corps in all three of those states have worked in Wyoming in the past. The Wyoming Conservation Corps would provide youth 18-24 with an opportunity to learn skills and work with government agencies while improving Wyoming's public lands. The project...
  • Back in the saddle again: The Pony Express returns to Wyoming

    06/14/2006 8:04:41 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 498+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 06-14-06 | Orr, Becky
    Back in the saddle again The Pony Express returns to Wyoming By Becky Orr rep6@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle When Stanley Bean led Apache into a gallop, the pair came close to making the 21st century disappear. Cars and the semi-trailers that sped past them on U.S. Highway 26 near Torrington took a back seat to the rhythmic thud when Apache's hooves sank into the damp grass alongside the road. Bean, 59, has worked in ranching for 40 years. He lives in Riverton and was one of the riders in this year's Pony Express re-ride. On a hazy Tuesday...
  • Wyoming Still Struggling with AIDS 25 Years Later

    06/06/2006 5:59:33 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 10 replies · 637+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 06-06-06 | Frazer, Jennifer
    Wyoming still struggling with AIDS 25 years later Two years ago, the state reported the largest number of newly diagnosed HIV and AIDS since 1997. By Jennifer Frazer rep8@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Twenty-five years ago, Pamela Reamer Williams was a reporter in Portland, Ore., when she first heard of a new and deadly disease. Her colleague, Lars Larson, now a conservative radio show host, had a penchant for reading the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a short publication of the latest in the medical world. It was through Larson that...
  • Locking up the Church: Since Nothing's Too Sacred for Vandal {in Cheyenne}

    06/04/2006 5:52:23 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 550+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 06-04-06 | Rule, Juliette
    Locking up the church Since nothing's too sacred for vandal Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle s, some doors are bolted - yet one pastor welcomed the man who stole his church's musical instruments. By Juliette Rule rep9@wyomingnews.com CHEYENNE - Area churches hit by vandals and burglars are doing what they can to their protect property, and that often means locking up their open-door policies. Since his church was burglarized last July, Miracle Valley Assembly of God's pastor, Ed Fugate, has installed alarms and cameras at the Walnut Drive church. Shortly after his church was hit by the same vandals, the...
  • Wyoming Democrats Rally for a Victorious November Election

    05/21/2006 6:36:21 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 10 replies · 751+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 05-21-06 | Frazer, Jennifer
    Wyo. Dems rally for a victorious November election By Jennifer Frazer rep8@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Wyoming Democrats seem to be an endangered species at times, so it was with a palpable sense of excitement that they gathered for the Wyoming Democratic Convention at the IKON Center Saturday. But there was more than just a feeling of solidarity. There was the scent of opportunity - or blood - in the air. Whatever it was, the 259 delegates and seven alternates were in a jubilant mood, singing democratic songs, cheering their candidates and greeting old friends. "I believe...
  • Culture Adds to Suicide Challenges

    05/19/2006 5:42:23 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 8 replies · 426+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 05-19-06 | Frazer, Jennifer
    Culture adds to suicide challenges The states with the highest rates of suicide are rural states, and almost all of them are in the Mountain West. By Jennifer Frazer rep8@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CASPER - Rural communities struggle with suicide, but they also possess some unique characteristics that may help them fight back. That was one of several messages shared by speakers at the second day of the Wyoming Suicide Prevention Conference, a gathering aimed at building connections that might help erase Wyoming's dubious distinction as the state with the number one rate of suicide in the nation....
  • Wyoming sues feds over gun rights

    05/11/2006 10:42:47 AM PDT · by archy · 68 replies · 1,750+ views
    The Casper [WY] Star-Tribune ^ | May 10, 2006 | TOM MORTON
    Wyoming sues feds over gun rights By TOM MORTON Star-Tribune staff writer Wednesday, May 10, 2006 Wyoming is suing the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The lawsuit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court, centers on whether its the federal government or the state that has the final authority to restore gun rights to those guilty of misdemeanor domestic violence offenses. Under federal law, people convicted of any misdemeanor crime of domestic violence used to be prohibited from possessing a firearm. In 1986, that changed: Those convicted could own a gun if their records were expunged. A new...
  • Wyoming targets ATF in suit over gun rights

    05/11/2006 8:13:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies · 1,010+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | May 11, 2006 | Dan Lewerenz
    Associated Press CHEYENNE - Wyoming Attorney General Pat Crank has sued the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, saying the agency is relying on a "hyper-technicality" to refuse some Wyoming residents - people convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence - the right to bear arms. "We really are arguing about what is an 'expungement' - that is the critical question here," Crank said Wednesday. "Essentially, what the dispute involves is the meaning of the word 'expungement' and how it is applied to firearms disability under federal law," said Eric Epstein, division counsel for the ATF field office in Phoenix....
  • Wyoming is thriving, but who will fill jobs?

    05/06/2006 8:19:45 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 20 replies · 1,928+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 05-06-06 | Lowell, Jessica
    Wyoming is thriving, but who will fill jobs? By Jessica Lowell rep5@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - The state's economy is doing well, and with more energy development projects on the horizon, it could do even better. And as Wyoming's capital city, Cheyenne is poised for more economic success as well. That's the message that came from Friday's Economic Reports Luncheon, the final scheduled event for the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce's 2006 Small Business Week. The biggest threat to continuing economic growth in the county and the state, however, is lack of people to fill jobs. Both...
  • O'Reilly: The Most Dangerous States for American Kids

    03/17/2006 5:59:17 PM PST · by cgk · 50 replies · 2,120+ views
    billoreilly.com ^ | 3-17-06 | Bill O'Reilly
    The Most Dangerous States for American Kids By: Bill O'Reilly for BillOReilly.comThursday, Mar 16, 2006 For those of you who still believe the justice system in America is working, consider the following. For three years, 46-year old Andrew Selva sexually brutalized two boys, ages 5 and 12, in a small town outside of Columbus, Ohio. In a plea bargain, Selva admitted to the court that he raped the boys in a variety of ways. By all accounts, it was savage criminal activity. But when Selva appeared for sentencing before Ohio Judge John Connor, he received no prison time at...
  • {WY} Schools create programs to help kids cope with and prevent bullying

    01/30/2006 12:32:48 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 32 replies · 691+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 01-30-06 | Olson, Ilene
    Schools create programs to help kids cope with and prevent bullying By Ilene Olson rep3@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle Bullying can lead to anger and tears in the classroom, on the playground and even years later as adults recall being bullied as children. "It made me feel - I don't know how to say it - embarrassed, I guess." Even so, she chose to walk away without saying anything. "I just ignored them," she said. Candiracci and McMillion both advised her, "Don't believe anybody who says that." The three sixth-graders were among the students who watched a performance at...
  • Open-Container Law Boost Up Again {in WY}

    01/06/2006 6:41:56 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 278+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 01-06-06 | Olson, Ilene
    Open-container law boost up again By Ilene Olson rep3@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Senate File 36 is an old friend, Sen. Tony Ross, R-Cheyenne, said Thursday. The bill, which would prohibit open containers of alcoholic beverages in any moving vehicle, is Ross' fourth attempt to strengthen the state's open-container law. "My old favorite," he said. "I'm just not going to give up. I'm going to keep pressing because it's the right thing to do." The state's current open-container law, passed in 2002, prohibits only the driver of a vehicle from having an open container of alcohol. Wyoming...
  • Paying their last respects: Lying-in-state ceremony honors former Wyoming Gov. Stanley Hathaway

    10/08/2005 9:37:55 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 275+ views
    Paying their last respects Lying-in-state ceremony honors former Gov. Stan Hathaway By Ilene Olson rep3@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Clear notes from a trumpet rang serenely in the Capitol Rotunda on Friday where former Wyoming Gov. Stan Hathaway was lying in state. The notes, which signaled the start of the lying-in-state ceremony honoring Hathaway, rose and echoed over the solemn gathering, adding to perceptions of history and loss marked by the occasion. Hathaway, who served as governor of Wyoming from 1967-75, died on Tuesday. A few people wiped silent tears as Thad and Chris Brown of Cheyenne...
  • Former WY Governor Stanley Hathaway (R) Dies at 81

    10/05/2005 12:36:12 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 382+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 10-05-05 | Olson, Ilene
    Former Gov. Stan Hathaway dies at 81 By Ilene Olson rep3@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Former Wyoming Gov. Stan Hathaway died at his home Tuesday evening surrounded by family and friends. He was 81. Labeled by some as "Wyoming's favorite son," Hathaway served two terms as governor from January 1967 to January 1975. He is best known for spearheading efforts to establish mineral severance taxes in the state as well as creating the Permanent Wyoming Mineral Trust Fund in 1974. "Stan Hathaway was an extraordinary person," said his longtime friend and law firm partner Brent Kunz. "History...
  • Maryland FReepers: Johns Hopkins Univ. "Support Our Troops" rally info ann. Sat. Sept 24th at 5:45p

    09/23/2005 12:13:55 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 9 replies · 1,475+ views
    Itinerary link at Move America Forward ^ | Friday Sept. 23rd, 2005 | Move America Forward
    Saturday, September 24thBaltimore, MD - Johns Hopkins University5:45-6:45 PM - Rally & News Conference at John Hopkins University at the Glass Pavillion - located right by Levering Hall and Gilman Hall. “Support the Troops” banner-sheets will be on display, for you to sign and include a message of support. The sheets will be sent to the troops upon the completion of the nationwide bus tour and Washington, D.C. rally. Audience members will recite the pledge of allegiance to protest the ruling against the pledge by activist U.S. District Judge, Lawrence Karlton. Campus Map: (PDF) === From Yahoo Maps === I...
  • Pennsylvania FReepers - Shanksville, PA 'Support Our Troops' rally info announced

    09/22/2005 7:17:14 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 26 replies · 1,824+ views
    Move America Forward Itinerary site ^ | Thursday, September 22nd, 2005 | MAF
    Saturday, September 24thShanksville, PA12:30 - 2:00 PM - Rally & News Conference held near the crash site of Flight 93 (at location of Memorial to the Victims, designed by Lei Hennessy Owen. At Upper entrance of Crash site, off of Buckstown Road. Site of Crash of Flight 93 on 9/11/2001 Directions are as follows: Go Down the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Take Somerset Interchange 10/110. Go straight ahead to the 3rd traffic signal. Turn left at that light onto Rte. 281 North. Go 10 miles and then turn onto Rte. 30 East. Go 3 miles till you see Highland Tank Manufacturing. Turn...
  • Ohio FReepers: Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio 'Support Our Troops' bus tour rally info announced

    09/22/2005 6:54:38 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 15 replies · 1,207+ views
    Move America Forward - Itinerary link ^ | Thursday September 22nd, 2005 | MAF
    Cincinnati, OHFriday, September 23rd5:00-6:00 PM - News Conference & Rally on front steps of City Hall - at 801 Plum Street. “Support the Troops” banner-sheets will be on display, for you to sign and include a message of support. The sheets will be sent to the troops upon the completion of the nationwide bus tour and Washington, D.C. rally. Audience members will recite the pledge of allegiance to protest the ruling against the pledge by activist U.S. District Judge, Lawrence Karlton. --> The address is 801 Plum Street, Cincinnati, OH. CLICK HERE for Map to City Hall in downtown====...
  • Support Our Troops Bus Tour To Washington DC Rally (Report / Pictures(12) from Denver, Colorado)

    09/22/2005 9:36:29 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 26 replies · 4,975+ views
    First hand expierence, digital camera | Thursday September 22nd, 2005 | ajolympian2004
    Move America Forward's Support Our Troops bus tour makes a stop in Denver for a rally on Wednesday September 21stThe only FReepers I know of who were there were myself and 'jan in Colorado'. === Marine Corp Mom Deborah Johns speaks to the gathering=== Gold Star Dad Joe Williams at the podium=== 'jan in Colorado' showing FReeper support for our military=== Me, 'ajolympian2004' holding sign promoting the Support Our Troops rallyAfter departing the rally in Cheyenne earlier in the morning I came up with the idea of downloading the .jpg file from the Support Our Troops Weekend website to create...
  • War supporters' caravan praises troops, president (Denver)

    09/22/2005 8:07:15 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 8 replies · 1,005+ views
    Denver Post ^ | Thursday September 22nd, 2005 | Michael McCollum
    American flags, patriotic songs and pro- troops rhetoric filled the west steps of the state Capitol on Wednesday as the "Support the Troops and Their Mission" bus tour stopped in Denver to rally support for the war in Iraq. Organized as a response to anti-war military mom Cindy Sheehan, the tour featured military parents Deborah Johns and Joseph Williams, whose son, Marine Lance Cpl. Michael Williams, died in Iraq on the third day of the war. "I joined the tour because I'm just tired of hearing Cindy Sheehan and her rhetoric," said Williams, who lives in Vacaville, Calif., Sheehan's hometown....
  • Support Our Troops Bus Tour To Washington DC Rally (Report / Pictures(12) from Cheyenne, Wyoming)

    09/21/2005 6:58:56 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 18 replies · 3,083+ views
    My digital camera | Wednesday Sept. 22nd, 2005 | ajolympian2004
    Report from the Cheyenne, Wyoming rally this morning during the bus tour stop at the state Capitol. === I started my drive from Boulder to Cheyenne at 5:00am arriving at about 6:30am. === Capitol building at dawn upon arriving in townThe only person who had arrived before me was Don Edmonds, the father of a fallen Army Ranger. === Proud father Don Edmunds holding a picture of his son and American hero, fallen Army Ranger Jonn Edmunds, in action 10/19/01, Afghanistan.While talking to Mr. Edmunds I discovered that he had arrived much earlier than I to raise the flag of...
  • 'Move Forward' bus visits (Elko Daily Free Press account of Elko, Nevada stop last night)

    09/20/2005 6:41:27 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 3 replies · 829+ views
    Elko Daily Free Press ^ | Tuesday September 20th, 2005 | John Sents
    'Move Forward' bus visits By JOHN SENTS - Staff Writer Tuesday, September 20, 2005 1:57 PM PDT ELKO - About a dozen well-wishers greeted the Move America Forward bus last night when it pulled into the Red Lion Inn & Casino on its 20-stop, cross-country tour to show support for America's troops and counter the efforts of anti-war advocate Cindy Sheehan. Sheehan and her supporters are nearing the end of a seperate bus tour sending a message to bring America's troops home. Move America Forward photographer Mary Pearson snaps a shot of Deborah Johns, center, a military mom on the...
  • Support the Troops Tour Bus (a great picture of the Support Our Troops tour bus)

    09/20/2005 6:04:28 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 8 replies · 1,276+ views
    uesday, September 20, 2005 Posted By: Melanie Morgan (0) Comments Permalink Support the Troops Tour Bus I thought you all might enjoy some pictures of our tour bus that is making its way from coast to coast to rally support for our troops - and their missions in Iraq & Afghanistan. Here’s the bus: And here are the two logos emblazoned on the sides of the bus: * “We Support Our Troops And Their Mission” Tour: * “You Don’t Speak for Me, Cindy”
  • Monday's Stop in Reno, Nevada (Support Our Troops bus tour to DC)

    09/20/2005 5:57:12 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 3 replies · 561+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | Sept. 20th, 2005 | Move America Forward
    Monday's Stop in Reno, Nevada Reno, Nevada - Monday, September 19th Deborah Johns Interviewd by NBC Affiliate in Reno- KRNV TV-4 The “We Support Our Troops And Their Mission” Bus Tour continued on its first day of a weeklong trip across the country with a large rally outside of the Kietzke Wal-Mart in Reno, Nevada. Marine Mom Deborah Johns and Gold-Star Dad Joseph Williams addressed a crowd of about 200 before appearing live on the air with Bill Manders on AM-780 KOH. The Reno stop was the fourth on a tour of more than twenty cities, which culminates with a...
  • Sacramento Stop of Pro-Troop Bus Tour

    09/20/2005 5:46:07 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 1 replies · 628+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | September 19, 2005 | Move America Forward
    Sacramento Stop of Pro-Troop Bus Tour Monday, September 19- Sacramento, CA Supporters Greeted the Pro-Troop Bus Tour in Sacramento The “We Support Our Troops & Their Mission” Bus Tour made its third stop of its first day across the country in front of the Move America Forward headquarters at 770 L Street in Sacramento, California. Talk show host Mark Williams of NewsTalk 1530 AM - KFBK emceed, Marine Mom Deborah Johns and Gold-Star Dad Joseph Williams addressed the crowd, and singer Kaweah Angel sang the Star-Spangled Banner and led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance. The tour will make...
  • FYI: Deborah Johns, Joseph Williams live on KSL radio in Salt Lake! (Caravan in Utah!!!)

    09/20/2005 10:43:04 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 9 replies · 904+ views
    KSL web site ^ | Doug Wright
    Live on the air this minute. Deborah Johns is doing a great interview!!!
  • Trouping for troops (Support Our Troops bus tour coverage from Vacaville, CA)

    09/20/2005 8:19:27 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 4 replies · 918+ views
    Vacaville Reporter ^ | September 20th, 2005 | David Henson
    Trouping for troops Vaca dad honors fallen GIs By David Henson/Staff Writer The Vacaville parent of a fallen soldier embarks on a politically-charged tour across the United States to speak out about the war in Iraq. Sound familiar? Not so fast. This isn't Cindy Sheehan, the so-called "peace mom" who stirred heated debate throughout the nation with her roadside anti-war protest near President George W. Bush's Texas ranch. This is Joseph Williams, whose son died in Nasiriyah in March 2003 and who has become a focal figure in a cross-country anti-Sheehan, pro-military bus tour. "The reason I'm going, I guess,...
  • For Those Who Give a Hoot

    09/20/2005 6:48:33 AM PDT · by Coop · 852 replies · 11,246+ views
  • Pro-troop tour stops in Elko tonight

    09/19/2005 10:26:21 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 3 replies · 596+ views
    Elko Daily Free Press ^ | Monday, September 19, 2005 5:21 PM | John Sents
    ELKO - The Move America Forward organization is stopping in Elko tonight as part of a 20-stop bus tour to show support for America's troops and counter the efforts of anti-war advocate Cindy Sheehan, who is currently nearing the end of a separate bus tour sending a message to bring America's troops home. Move America Forward's bus tour began at 8:30 a.m. this morning in San Francisco and is scheduled to finish in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 25. According to the schedule on their Web site, the tour will include stops in Vacaville, Calif., Sacramento, Calif., and Reno before it...
  • San Francisco Kickoff of National Pro Troop Bus Tour (update from Move America Forward)

    09/19/2005 6:43:31 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 2 replies · 401+ views
    Move America Forward website ^ | Monday Sept. 19th, 2005 | Move America Forward
    San Francisco- Monday, September 19 San Francisco: People signing our “Pro-Troop” sheets. The continuation of the “You Don’t Speak for Me, Cindy” tour kicked off Monday morning with the “We Support Our Troops AND Their Mission” national bus tour. We began the day with a rally in front of the studios of KSFO-AM 560 in San Francisco, California. Move America Forward co-founder and KSFO talk show host, Melanie Morgan, and Marine Mom Deborah Johns (founder of Northern California Marine Moms) spoke before a crowd of about sixty. Deborah Johns led last month’s “You Don’t Speak For Me, Cindy” caravan from...
  • Vacaville Stop of Pro-Troop Bus Tour (update from Move America Forward)

    09/19/2005 6:37:48 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 3 replies · 516+ views
    Move America Forward web site ^ | Monday September 19th, 2005 | Move America Forward
    Vacaville- Monday, September 19 Deborah Johns Greets Supporters in Vacaville The “We Support Our Troops And Their Mission” Bus Tour continued Monday in Vacaville, California, with a raucous rally in front of the Vacaville Veterans Hall. About 100 people showed up to see Move America Forward co-founder Melanie Morgan and Marine Mom Deborah Johns speak. Also joining the tour was Gold-Star Dad Joseph Williams, who resides in Vacaville. Joseph’s son, Michael, died in combat in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Vacaville stop was particularly important, as it is also the home of anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, who has been making headlines...
  • Idea to up turnout for caravan stops on the Support Our Troops trek across America this coming week

    09/17/2005 10:06:22 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 10 replies · 916+ views
    Idea based on experience from Wyoming contact ^ | Today, Saturday Sept. 17th, 2005 | Tony in Boulder, Colorado
    FReepers, in the upcoming days please monitor very closely (at least a few times a day) the Itinerary link for the caravan and the stops on their trek to DC: http://www.moveamericaforward.org/index.php/DailyFile/itinerary_for_national_bus_tour/When the specific times/places are announced for the stop in your state/city call into your local talk radio stations one or two days before the caravan stop. I will be doing this for the Cheyenne and Denver stops. I made an email contact with a radio station in Cheyenne about three days ago and they are going to promote this big time leading upto the visit at the Capitol steps...
  • America to Take Notice - COMING NEXT WEEK! (latest email from Melanie Morgan)

    09/16/2005 2:51:54 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 4 replies · 808+ views
    Email from Melanie Morgan of Move America Forward ^ | THU Sept. 15th, 2005 | Melanie Morgan
    From: "Melanie Morgan - Move America Forward" Subject: America to Take Notice - COMING NEXT WEEK! Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 21:14:48 -0700 Friends, It is so exciting, we are rapidly putting together the final pieces for our "Support The Troops & Their Mission" national bus tour... the continuation of the "You Don't Speak for Me, Cindy" caravan. We've worked from early in the morning (KSFO listeners know that I have been pushing this trip on-air starting at 5:00 AM Pacific Time each day) all the way til Midnight or later. Needless to say we are starting to feel exhausted,...
  • Itinerary for National Bus Tour (ending with Support Our Troops Rally in DC)

    09/15/2005 12:22:14 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 53 replies · 1,530+ views
    Move America Forward website ^ | Wed. Sept. 14th | Melanie Morgan
    Itinerary for National Bus Tour Check back several times each day for more updates!  Last updated Wed. 9/14 at 2:25 PM Pacific Time Monday, September 19th San Francisco, CA8:30 AM - Supporters Invited to gather in front of KSFO Studios.  “Support the Troops” banner-sheets will be on display, for you to sign and include a message of support.  The sheets will be sent to the troops upon the completion of the nationwide bus tour and Washington, D.C. rally. Audience members will recite the pledge of allegiance to protest the ruling against the pledge by activist U.S. District Judge, Lawrence Karlton....
  • Angry {Cheyenne} Driver Hits Man, Say Police

    08/09/2005 6:40:05 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 230+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 08-09-05 | Frazer, Jennifer
    Angry driver hits man - police By Jennifer Frazer rep8@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - In an apparent act of road rage, a man drove his Chevrolet Blazer into another man in the parking lot of Kmart on Dell Range Boulevard at 7:16 Sunday night. Carl Olsen, 32, was driving a tan 1985 Chevrolet Blazer westbound near Sam's Club on Dell Range when a blue 2005 Honda Civic approached. Though many acts of road rage start with one driver getting cut off or with some other aggressive traffic maneuver, Olsen and his passenger, Chad Hamby, 29, told police...
  • Finding a Wrangler's Heaven {Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo}

    07/25/2005 6:26:46 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 428+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 07-25-05 | Dynes, Michelle
    Finding a wrangler's heaven By Michelle Dynes rep2@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Cowboy Church opened with a foot-stomping, hand-clapping rendition of "Amazing Grace" at Frontier Park on Sunday morning. "How many (people) applaud at church," asked Marty LaVor of Alexandria, Va. The six-time Cheyenne Frontier Days visitor said he didn't know why he hadn't attended Cowboy Church before. "It's the atmosphere," he said. "It's Frontier Days right at the arena. But it's much more personal than what you get in a normal church." LaVor said the experience allowed him to see the friendliness of the West up...
  • One to Watch: Trevor Brazile Is the Biggest Name Out There {in Rodeo}

    07/22/2005 5:54:22 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 6 replies · 437+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 07-22-05 | Gagliardi, Robert
    One to watch Trevor Brazile is the biggest name out there By Robert Gagliardi spt1@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Ty Murray, Roy Cooper, Larry Mahan, Jim Shoulders. Just a few of the big names in professional rodeo through the years. There are plenty of great rodeo athletes in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association right now, but arguably the best is Trevor Brazile. "You can't call him the next big name, he is a big name," said Cody Ohl of Stephenville, Texas, a five-time world tie-down roping champion and the 2001 world all-around champ. Brazile is the biggest...
  • City Could Be Liable with Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo, Says Lawyer

    07/13/2005 4:22:03 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 20 replies · 561+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 07-13-05 | Milner, Kelly
    City could be liable with CFD - lawyer A civil rights trial lawyer said the absence of women on the Cheyenne Frontier Days General Committee could be proof in court of discrimination. By Kelly Milner rep7@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - In a court of law, the absence of a woman on the Cheyenne Frontier Days General Committee could be used as evidence of sexual discrimination. That's according to Trish Bangert, a Denver University law professor and trial lawyer who specializes in civil rights. Bangert spoke to the City Council at the end of Monday's meeting about the...
  • {WY} Governor's Beheading Threat Real, {Says State Treasurer} Lummis

    06/29/2005 6:53:19 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 14 replies · 836+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | o6-29-05 | Hecox, Doug
    Governor's beheading threat real - Lummis By Doug Hecox For the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Wyoming Treasurer Cynthia Lummis has confirmed Superintendent of Public Instruction Trent Blankenship's account of a threat made by Gov. Dave Freudenthal to the other state officials. At a private meeting of the state's top officials in December 2002, Freudenthal, then governor-elect, allegedly threatened to behead Lummis, State Auditor Max Maxfield, Secretary of State Joe Meyer and Blankenship, then superintendent-elect, if they went against him. In a phone interview, Lummis corroborated Blankenship's story, which first was reported last year in the...
  • {WY} Airman Dies After Motorcycle Collides with Van

    06/22/2005 8:02:47 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 30 replies · 782+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 06-22-05 | Rule, Juliette
    Airman dies after motorcycle collides with van By Juliette Rule rep9@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - She stopped and looked both ways, but she didn't see the motorcyclist. He couldn't stop in time to avoid crashing his new Yamaha motorcycle into the van. The crash happened about 5 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Powderhouse and Four Mile roads. Airman Justin R. Souza died at the scene. The van's driver, Donna Martin, wasn't hurt, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol. Martin hasn't been cited in connection with the crash, but that could be pending. The intersection is controlled...
  • Yellowstone Is a World Wide Draw

    06/21/2005 7:21:01 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 25 replies · 656+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 06-21-05 | Eastwood, Cara
    Yellowstone is a world wide draw By Cara Eastwood outdoors@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle I scoured Yellowstone National Park during the first week of June, surrounded by European and Asian tourists. At each turn in the road, I found another tour bus squeezed onto the side of the road as its passengers pressed their faces to the windows to ogle an elk, a herd of deer or in one case, a dead bison. Other tourists I saw drove expensive SUV rental cars to explore the park. They all must have gotten the memo that American schools weren't out yet,...
  • {Superintendent Trent} Blankenship Points to Thorny Relationship with Governor {Freudenthal}

    06/19/2005 6:00:10 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 1,131+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 06-19-05 | Lowell, Jessica
    Blankenship points to thorny relationship with governor By Jessica Lowell rep5@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Reaction was mixed Friday in the wake of Trent Blankenship's announcement that he's giving up his post as the state's top educator. The announcement came at a news conference in Casper, where Blankenship confirmed he has been hired as superintendent for the North Slope Borough School District in northern Alaska. He said he is leaving his Wyoming state post Aug. 1 but assuming his new duties July. Blankenship has about a year and a half left in his term. Even before the...
  • {Cheyenne Methodist} Minister Suspended After Women Complain

    06/16/2005 6:16:29 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 13 replies · 657+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 06-16-05 | Lowell, Jessica
    Minister suspended after women complain The Rev. Wes Kendell is no longer serving as senior pastor of First United Methodist. By Jessica Lowell rep5@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - A local Methodist minister has been suspended for inappropriate behavior with several female members of his congregation. The Rev. Wes Kendall is no longer serving as senior pastor of First United Methodist in Cheyenne. He was suspended May 19 and can no longer take part in any ministerial function. The Rev. Chuck Cooper, a district superintendent for this area, said Kendall will retire July 1. Reached at his home...
  • {WY Senators} Enzi, Thomas Mum on Anti-lynching Bill

    06/15/2005 5:57:27 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 7 replies · 442+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 06-15-05 | Lowell, Jessica
    Enzi, Thomas mum on anti-lynching bill By Jessica Lowell rep5@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Fred Lebsack isn't very happy with his U.S. senators. The Cheyenne man said it was "pretty backward" that neither Sen. Craig Thomas nor Sen. Mike Enzi, both Republicans, signed on to support the Senate's apology, issued Monday, for that body's failure to take action when anti-lynching legislation first was proposed. "This is waffling at best, weaseling at worst," Lebsack said, pointing out that Wyoming's nickname is the Equality State. The U.S. Senate passed a non-binding resolution that apologizes to victims for the Senate's...