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Local Woman Waiting for Double Lung Transplant

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Breathing is something many of us take for granted. Now imagine not being able to do that without help from a machine. That is how one local woman lives day to day as she waits for a lung transplant. Her name is Amy Schmidt. "I have Cystic Fibrosis," says Schmidt.

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Public Still Has Time to Comment on Prairie Dogs Fate

Posted: 01/09/2009 - The Division of Wildlife is extending the time period they'll take public comment on a conservation plan that aims to keep two species of prairie dogs in the state. Once the plan is finalized it will help keep two species of prairie dogs off the endangered species lists.

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Expert: Titans-Ravens Will be a Slugfest — By Design

Posted: 01/09/2009 - If you believe the hype, you may predict the Titans will defeat the Ravens Saturday by a score of 9-7. Your logic: A Keith Bulluck fumble return for a touchdown and an Albert Haynesworth safety will overcome an Ed Reed interception return for a touchdown.

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Despite N.Y. Buzz, Giants No Sure Thing

Posted: 01/09/2009 - The sports media can be viewed as miserable and bitter in those hard-bitten Eastern cities like New York, Boston and Philly. They’re not happy up there unless they’re miserable or they’re making someone else miserable. Always looking for a looming cloud at the end of every perfect horizon. Negative, negative, negative.

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Questions Loom Over Use Of Treasury Bailout Money

Posted: 01/09/2009 - The head of a Congressional panel overseeing The $700 billion bailout program says she is “shocked” that officials trying to follow where the money has gone still have many unanswered questions.

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Nearly 20 Million Tons of Coal Ash Stored In Ponds In 2005

Posted: 01/09/2009 - While Tennessee grapples with the aftermath of a massive coal ash spill at a power plant, an Associated Press analysis finds nearly a hundred million gallons of the toxic muck was produced in 2005 alone.

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Cheney: Iraq is ‘Not a Mess’

Posted: 01/09/2009 - As Vice President Cheney reflects on eight years in office, he says the future of Iraq partly depends on how President-Elect Barack Obama executes his troop withdrawal plan

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Key Lawmaker Sees Action on Bailout Bill

Posted: 01/09/2009 - A key lawmaker says he expects the house to act soon to impose conditions on any new release of the second $350 Billion in federal bailout funds.

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NATO Chief Says Financial Crisis Poses Risk

Posted: 01/09/2009 - NATO’s top commander says the global financial crisis could force U.S. allies to scale back their efforts in Afghanistan, or possibly even pull out.

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Bridges, Streets Being Closed For Inauguration

Posted: 01/09/2009 - The government plans to close all bridges from Virginia into the District of Columbia except for bus traffic on the day Barack Obama takes the oath as president.

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6-Year-Old Brings Loaded Handgun To Calif School

Posted: 01/09/2009 - A 6-year-old boy brought a loaded handgun to his southern California elementary school and it wasn’t discovered until recess when he was sent to the campus office because of sagging pants.

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La. Sitter Charged with Baby’s Death in Dryer

Posted: 01/09/2009 - A Louisiana baby sitter is charged with second-degree murder after prosecutors say she put a baby into a spinning clothes dryer for disturbing her television watching.

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Obama Names Panetta For CIA

Updated: 01/09/2009 - President-Elect Barack Obama has introduced his choices for CIA chief - Leon Panetta - and National Intelligence Director - retired Adm. Dennis Blair.

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GVT Says Bus Crashes Rare

Updated: 01/08/2009 - The company who runs Grand Valley Transit says that bus crashes are rare in Mesa County.

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