WPR News
6:14 pm
Wed October 13, 2004

Legislature to Look at Leaky Landfills

Laramie, Wy – A proposed bill defining how to pay for leaking landfills around the state has earned the support of a legislative committee.
For months, work has been under way to craft a legislative solution to the landfill problems.
The result was the bill reviewed Tuesday by the Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development Interim Committee
in Casper.
Dave Finley of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

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WPR News
6:05 pm
Wed October 13, 2004

Campbell County Sheriff Looks for Help Preventing Thefts

Laramie, Wy – The increase in energy prices has meant more revenue for Wyoming, but in Campbell County it is also accompanied by an increase in rural crime. Sheriff Bill Pownall says especially in the southern part of the county they are seeing more thefts from oil wells. To combat this Pownall is starting a program to get people that work or live in rural areas to keep an eye out for suspicious behavior. They're also providing a booklet to interested people. That booklet gives specific directions about what information the police need from witnesses of suspicious activity.

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Wyoming Features
4:33 pm
Wed October 13, 2004

Former Senator and Governor Cliff Hansen

Jackson – Former Senator and Governor Cliff Hansen is living the quiet life in Jackson Hole. Andrew Grace reports on Hansen's life and what he thinks of the state of the country today.

Wyoming Features
4:25 pm
Wed October 13, 2004

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Wyoming – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is taking this high profile opportunity to unveil a new, expanded web site. Aliza Sherman reports that the Internet can be a useful tool for combating domestic violence. Or it can be a dangerous one.

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1:46 pm
Wed October 13, 2004

Wednesday, October 13, 2004 --

Wyoming –

Topic: The Wyoming Division of Victim Services is focusing on trying to address Domestic Violence in the state; Guest; Lee Ann Stephenson, Family Violence Program Manager.

Topic: Aliza Sherman reports that the Internet can be a useful tool for combating domestic violence.

Topic: Bob Beck speaks with Dee Lee, certified Financial Planner about the Wyoming Women's Conference.

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11:20 am
Wed October 13, 2004

Debate on Medical Malpractice Constitutional Amendments

Cheyenne – Debate on Medical Malpractice Constitutional Amendments.

Bob Beck - moderator.
Tom Throop of the Equality State Policy Center, Doctor Robert Monger of the Wyoming Medical Society and Insurance Commission Ken Vines are on the panel to talk about Medical Malpractice.

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WPR News
9:52 am
Wed October 13, 2004

Gerry Spence Blasts Malpractice Cap Amendment

Laramie, WY – A famous trial attorney from Jackson is traveling the state trying to raise opposition to the idea of capping medical malpractice damage awards. Gerry Spence says any cap limites the rights of people in Wyoming. He says he wouldn't even support a cap on non-economic damages or pain and suffering at one million dollars. Spence says if someone's wife is killed and she didn't work outside the home, she doesn't have any economic value under this proposed amendment. Spence says he knows of no Wyoming woman who isn't worth more than a million dollars.

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WPR News
9:43 am
Wed October 13, 2004

Hawkins And Powers Seeking Financial Help

Greybull, WY – Greybull-based Hawkins and Powers Aviation is in financial trouble and is turning to the small northern Wyoming community for help. Co-owner Duane Powers says the company is selling off its assets to creditors and has reduced its workforce from 145 to 60. The company is seeking community support for a one and a half million dollar business grant to build a large airport hanger as well as loans. It also is changing the focus of its business away from firefighting.

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WPR News
8:52 pm
Tue October 12, 2004

Lawsuit Will Be Filed Over State Hospital

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Cheyenne, Wy – An advocacy group for people with
disabilities says it plans to sue over "dangerous conditions" at
the Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston.
Protection and Advocacy System cited an attempted suicide last
week, a suicide in March and last year's death of a patient who
jumped or fell from a State Hospital vehicle on Interstate 80.
Protection and Advocacy claims that patients have access to
"knives and other weapons" and patients and staff are being
assaulted.

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WPR News
8:51 pm
Tue October 12, 2004

Supreme Court Dumps Challenge

Laramie, Wy – Wyoming Supreme Court Justices say that summaries of proposed constitutional amendments may stay on that ballot this November. The Court rejected a request to insist that the entire wording of the four proposed amendments go before voters. Attorney General Pat Crank and Secretary of State Joe Meyer had strongly objected to the request by three Wyoming citizens, calling it frivolous. But the attorney handling the case, Tim Newcomb strongly disagrees. Newcomb hopes the issue will be addressed in the future because he says the practice of using summaries is wrong.

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