6:11 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

UW President will push for raises

In his State of the University Address today/Thursday, University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan sang the faculty's praises and expressed gratitude to private donors who support education and research.
Buchanan says faculty and staff have made U-W QUOTE "a great university." He says he intends to fight to make sure that continues.
"This is a budget year in Wyoming so I want you all to know that faculty and staff raises are our number one priority with the legislature this year."

6:08 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

Governor submits comments to the BLM over the Big Horn Basin Resource Management plan

In his comments to Bureau of Land Management officials concerning the Big Horn Basin Resource Management plan, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead wants a balanced approach.  Mead says that would range from grazing to environmental protection.  During a news conference the governor says energy development can be increased in the area.“You there’s an opportunity for anywhere to 800-million to 2.2 billion barrels of oil that could be brought out of there from enhanced oil recovery.  There is a forecast that we could put up to 200 million cubic feet of CO-2 a day that could be

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6:01 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

Cheyenne man will face murder charges in district court

A judge has ruled that the state's case against a Cheyenne man accused of killing two people and wounding a third last month is strong enough to require him to answer murder charges in district court.
 Circuit Court Judge Catherine Rogers on Thursday ordered 32-year-old Nathaniel Castellanos held without bail pending his arraignment in district court in coming weeks.  Authorities say he could face the death penalty in the case.

Around the Nation
4:17 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

Nearly 100,000 Told To Flee Flooding

Nearly 100,000 people from New York to Maryland were ordered to flee the rising Susquehanna River on Thursday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee dumped more rain across the Northeast, closing major highways and socking areas still recovering from Hurricane Irene.

In downtown Binghamton, N.Y., water from the Susquehanna River flowed over retaining walls. In Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and the surrounding area, authorities ordered mandatory evacuations affecting 10,000 homes.

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The Two-Way
4:00 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

Obama's Message: 'Stop The Political Circus,' Pass His Jobs Plan Now

President Obama plans to tell the nation tonight that there is "nothing controversial" in his latest jobs program and he's set to tell Congress that it should be passed "right away."

"The question is whether, in the face of an ongoing national crisis, we can stop the political circus and actually do something to help the economy; whether we can restore some of the fairness and security that has defined this nation since our beginning," Obama will also say, according to excerpts of his address that were just released by the White House.

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Shots - Health Blog
2:45 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

Hair Straightener Contains Dangerous Chemicals, FDA Says

FDA says beware Brazilian Blowout
Inga Ivanova

Nearly a year ago, we warned you that a popular hair product which turns frizzy locks smooth and luxurious may be endangering the health of the salon workers who use it. Well, now the Food and Drug Administration has made it official.

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Reporter's Notebook
2:26 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

Boy Scouts Look Forward To New Site

Christopher Lechalk, 11, and Matthew Lechalk, 14, of the Fayetteville, W.Va., Boy Scouts say they are looking forward to the new camp.
Noah Adams NPR

I spent a few days in Fayetteville, W.Va., while recording interviews about the new scout camp being built nearby. I found myself longing to talk to some actual Boy Scouts — kids from the area who would surely be eager to see what the scout leaders had in mind for the opening in July 2013.

So I sat on a back porch with George Lechalk, a scoutmaster, and his sons Christopher, 11, and Matthew, 14.

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Reflecting On Sept. 11, 2001
2:16 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

For Young Afghans, History's Lessons Lost?

Afghanistan is a country of the young: According to best estimates, half the population was under age 10 when the Sept. 11 attacks took place a decade ago. Now, a generation of Afghans has very little knowledge about the events that so transformed their country. In this photo, Afghan children gather for school in Old Kabul, Aug. 25, 2010.
Yuri Cortez AFP/Getty Images

Afghanistan is, perhaps, the country most transformed by the Sept. 11 attacks. And yet most Afghans have no clear memories of those world-changing events because, according to best estimates, most of the country's current population was under the age of 10 at that time.

This generation of Afghans has gone from having no television or Internet to having access to a torrent of media information without much experience filtering truth from rumor.

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2:14 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

Libyan Rebels Vie For Key Posts In Tripoli

Libyan rebel fighters raid a house in the capital Tripoli on Tuesday as they search for supporters of ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi. The rebel leadership is trying to get various rebel factions to work together to create a new government and security force.
Patrick Baz AFP/Getty Images

Rebel soldiers in the streets of Tripoli are still savoring the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi and his forces. But rebel commanders are facing the difficult task of uniting disparate militias and consolidating their powers.

By some accounts, members of a newly formed security council are spending more time vying for power among themselves than they are in ensuring security.

At a checkpoint in Tripoli, young men in scavenged military garb chant, "God is greatest."

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1:53 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

'Mosaic' Fossil Could Be Bridge From Apes To Humans

The fossil of Australopithecus sediba could be the long-sought transition between ape-like ancestors and the first humans. "It shows a small brain, but a brain that's beginning to reorganize in some ways that resemble our brain," says anthropologist Lee Berger.
Brett Eloff via Lee Berger University of Witwatersrand

A pair of fossils from a South African cave have scientists both excited and puzzled. Scientists say the fossils — an adult female and a juvenile — could be the long-sought transition between ape-like ancestors and the first humans.

The bones belong to creatures related to the famous Lucy fossil found in Ethiopia in the 1970s, but their owners lived more recently, just two million years ago.

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