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Montana State Newsletter Newsletter for Sunday August 17, 2008


Montana State Newsletter Newsletter for Sunday August 17, 2008 ( 147 items )  

ALASKA NANOOKS ANNOUNCE 2008 VOLLEYBALL SLATE
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, July 15 -- The University of Alaska issued the following news release: Alaska Nanooks head volleyball coach Phil Shoemaker has announced the program's 26-match schedule, which includes 15 home contests and the Auto Service Company Nanook Classic. Alaska makes its 2008 season debut with two exhibition matches, hosting the Fairbanks Flyers on Aug. 22 and the UAF alumni Aug. 23. The Nanooks will get their first real test with a pair of nonconference matches against the Univ  more

ARIZONA STATE NAMES WATSON HEAD VOLLEYBALL COACH
TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 30 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: The Arizona State Athletic Family is proud to announce the hiring of Jason Watson, whom they will welcome as the new Head Coach of the ASU Women's Volleyball Program. With his hiring, Watson is slated to be the sixth coach in program history, and comes to ASU by way of Provo, Utah where he spent the last three years as the Head Coach of the highly successful BYU Women's Volleyball team. In his three seaso  more

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY TAKES ON ALABAMA STATE IN NATIONAL INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT OPENER
TEMPE, Ariz., March 17 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Arizona State University's Men's basketball team will host Alabama State University March 18 for the first round of National Invitational Tournament. The Sun Devil Ticket Office will be offering tickets to season ticket holders beginning at 9 a.m. Monday for Tuesday night's first-round game against Alabama State (20-10), which tips at 8 p.m. Season ticket holders will be allowed to purchase seats in the   more

BINFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 24: BRIAN DEAN BELL PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 24 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls on January 24, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, BRIAN DEAN BELL, a 25-year-old resident of Lodgepole, pled guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Sentencing is set for May 8, 2008. He is currently detain  more

BITTERROOT NATIONAL FOREST HOSTS INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON PROTECTED AREA MANAGEMENT AUG 7
HAMILTON, Mont., Aug. 6 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service unit - Bitterroot National Forest - issued the following news release: Thirty visitors from as far away as Brazil and South Africa will visit the Bitterroot National Forest August 7th and 8th as part of the International Seminar on Protected Area Management. The International Seminar on Protected Area Management, or ISPAM, is sponsored by the Forest Service's International Programs Office in conjunction wit  more

BRONCO INVITATIONAL AWAITS ASU TRACK & FIELD THIS WEEK
TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 7 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: The Arizona State University track and field team will send several athletes to only one meet this weekend as the Sun Devils will travel to Nampa, Idaho, to compete in the Bronco Invitational hosted by Boise State on Friday and Saturday inside the Jacksons Track Center. A trio of ASU throwers will open their seasons this weekend, including two-time shot put All-American Ryan Whiting for the men, defending NCA  more

CENTER LANDS GERIATRICS GRANT
MISSOULA, Mont., Oct. 12 -- The University of Montana issued the following news release: The Montana Geriatric Education Center recently received a three-year $1 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. The center, housed at The University of Montana, is part of a consortium that includes Northwest Research and Education Institute in Billings and Montana Tech of UM in Butte. The center provides interdisciplinary geriatric education and training for Montana   more

COCHISE COUNTY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF JUNE 11 MEETING
BISBEE, Ariz., June 11 -- Cochise County Planning and Zoning Commission issued the following meeting minutes: The regular meeting of the Cochise County Planning & Zoning Commission was called to order at 4:00 p.m. by Chair Corey at the Cochise County Complex, 1415 Melody Lane, Building G, Bisbee, Arizona in the Board of Supervisors Board Room. Members Present Staff Present Karen Corey, Chair Judy Anderson, Planning Director Cruz Silva Susan Buchan, Planning Director Jim  more

COLLEGE OF LAW NAMES PRIZE IN HONOR OF CHIEF JUDGE FOR THE NINTH U.S. CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS SCHROEDER
TEMPE, Ariz., April 8 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Mary Schroeder, who is stepping down after seven years as chief judge for the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, recently was honored as the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law awarded a $10,000 prize in her honor to a law student committed to public service. The prize, organized and funded in large part by Schroeder's current and former law clerks, was given to Cheryl Kane, a third-year law student who   more

CRONKITE CAPTURES SPJ THREE-PEAT
TEMPE, Ariz., June 17 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: For the third consecutive year, students from ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication have finished first in the Society of Professional Journalists' highly competitive intercollegiate news contest. Cronkite students won four first places in the Mark of Excellence Awards and were national finalists in three other categories. The University of Missouri and the University of Montan  more

DEGREES TO BE CONFERRED AT 2008 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA SUMMER COMMENCEMENT
VERMILLION, S.D., July 30 -- The University of South Dakota issued the following news release: Theodore (Ted) Muenster, former president of The University of South Dakota Foundation, will deliver the keynote address to more than 260 graduates during the 79th Summer Commencement at The University of South Dakota on Thursday, July 31. Muenster, who stepped down as USD Foundation President in December, still manages special projects for the Foundation. He will deliver remarks to a graduating   more

EASTERN CELEBRATES EARTH SEMESTER
WILLIMANTIC, Conn., March 17 -- Eastern Connecticut State University issued the following news release: Eastern Connecticut State University's energy-conscious campus is continuing its observance of Earth Week which, has evolved this year, into an entire semester of activities. From April 12-25, the university will host a series of events and lectures around campus that will raise public awareness of bio fuels, global warming and many other energy-related issues. Admission is free and the pub  more

ESCAPED INMATE RETURNED TO WOMEN'S PRISON
HELENA, Mont., Aug. 6 -- The Montana Department of Corrections issued the following news release: One of two women who escaped from Montana Women's Prison on May 4 was returned to the Billings prison Wednesday after being apprehended in the Seattle area July 10. Jenny L. Terrell, who faces a felony charge of escape, was placed in maximum security upon her return, prison officials said. The May escapes were the first in 12 years at the women's prison. Terrell was returned to Montana on t  more

FALL FESTIVAL OF AUTHORS KICKS OFF OCT. 18
COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 16 -- The University of South Carolina issued the following news release: Novelist and short-story writer Bobbie Ann Mason, poet Galway Kinnell and non-fiction writer James Barilla will be the featured writers at the University of South Carolina's annual Fall Festival of Authors this October. All three will read from their works and sign books. The events, which are free and open to the public, will take place at 6 p.m. in the School of Law Auditorium. Mason will be fe  more

FARM PRODUCTION EXPENDITURES, AUG. 8
HELENA, Mont., Aug. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Montana Agricultural Statistics office issued the following press release: The rising cost of fuel and other products helped drive U.S. farm production expenditures to a record $260 billion in 2007, according to the Farm Production Expenditures 2007 summary released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Total U.S. farm production expenditures rose 9.3 percent from 2007 and nearly 3  more

GENE VARIANT INCREASES RISK OF ASTHMA
CHICAGO, April 10 -- The University of Chicago issued the following news release: A tiny variation in a gene known as CHI3L1 increases susceptibility to asthma, bronchial hyperresponsiveness and decline in lung function, researchers report early online in the New England Journal of Medicine. (The printed version will appear in the April 17 issue). The gene variant causes increased blood levels of YKL-40, a biomarker for asthma. A slightly different version of the genetic variation lowers YKL-  more

GRIZZLY LACROSSE HOSTS 5 TEAMS AT WEEKEND SHOOTOUT
MISSOULA, Mont., Oct. 12 -- The University of Montana issued the following news release: The University of Montana men's lacrosse team will host the 2007 Montana Lacrosse Shootout this weekend at the Dornblaser Athletic Complex. The Grizzlies will break into two squads for the tournament - Griz Black and Griz White - and play separate schedules. Other competing teams are Washington State, the University of Idaho and Montana State University - all sanctioned by the Men's College Lacrosse As  more

HALL NAMED TO VIRGINIA LANDMARKS REGISTRY
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 10 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: In the early part of the 20th century, University of Virginia benefactor William A. Clark Jr. thought a new home for the School of Law would be a fitting memorial to his wife. He was right, according to Garth Anderson, manager of the Resource Center at Facilities Management. "Clark Hall has always been enjoyed as a wonderful building." And this June, 76 years after its dedication, Clark Hall, bu  more

HEAR GHOST STORIES BY MOONLIGHT AT FORT OWEN STATE PARK
HELENA, Mont., Aug. 1 -- The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks issued the following news release: Hear ghost stories under the light of the full moon at Fort Owen State Park on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 8 p.m. Ellen Baumler, research historian and writer from the Montana Historical Society, will present a program full of well-researched ghost stories and unsolved mysteries. Baumler will share mysterious stories and tales from across the state, part of Montana's unique historical legacy. To fin  more

HISTORIANS PROVIDE 'BACKSTORY', FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON CURRENT EVENTS ON NEW RADIO PROGRAM
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 27 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: Take a headline from today's news, add three prominent American historians, give them each a microphone, and listen to their lively conversation as they provide the context that helps you understand just how we got from there to here. That's the premise of a new public radio show from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, based at the University of Virginia. It's called "BackStory with the A  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON AUG. 7: ALFONSO DAVID AVINA SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Aug. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on August 7, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, ALFONSO DAVID AVINA, a 31-year-old resident of Los Angeles, California, appeared for sentencing. AVINA was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 96 months * Special Asses  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON AUG. 7: BARRY K. HOLT PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Aug. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings on August 6, 2008, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, BARRY K. HOLT, a 52-year-old resident of Red Lodge, pled guilty to being a felon-in-possession of a firearm. Sentencing is set for November 5, 2008. He is currently d  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON AUG. 7: JAMES HIRASE SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Aug. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings, on August 7, 2008, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, JAMES HIRASE, a resident of Salt Lake City, Utah, appeared for sentencing. HIRASE was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 144 months * Special Assessment: $100   more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON AUG. 7: JOSEPH JAMES UPHAM SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Aug. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on August 7, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, JOSEPH JAMES UPHAM, a 43-year-old resident of Browning, appeared for sentencing. UPHAM was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 108 months * Special Assessment: $100   more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON AUG. 7: LUKE JAMES GUERRERO PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Aug. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls on August 6, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, LUKE JAMES GUERRERO, a 24-year-old resident of California, pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (also known a  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON AUG. 7: TIRRELL LEWIS SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Aug. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings, on August 7, 2008, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, TIRRELL LEWIS, a resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing. LEWIS was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 96 months * Special Assessment: $200 * Supervise  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON AUG. 8: ALAN WILLIAMS PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Aug. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings on August 7, 2008, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, ALAN WILLIAMS, age 32, pled guilty to being a felon-in-possession of a firearm. Sentencing is set for November 5, 2008. He is currently detained. In an Offer of Pr  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON AUG. 8: DONALD JOE TAURMAN PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Aug. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula on August 7, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, DONALD JOE TAURMAN, a 52-year-old resident of Kalispell, pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Sentencing is set for December 12, 2008. He is currently de  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON AUG. 8: ENERPLUS RESOURCES PLED GUILTY, WAS SENTENCED IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Aug. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings on August 7, 2008, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, ENERPLUS RESOURCES (USA) CORPORATION, a Denver, Colorado and Calgary, Alberta corporation, pled guilty to a Violation Notice alleging ENERPLUS RESOURCES (USA) CORPORATION   more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON FEB. 1: FEDERAL COURT SESSION IN BILLINGS ARRAIGNMENT
BILLINGS, Mont., Feb. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings, on February 1, 2008, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individual was arraigned: RALPH VERNON TURNSPLENTY, a 31-year-old resident of Billings, appeared on a charge of failure to register as a sexual offende  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON FEB. 1: FEDERAL COURT SESSION IN GREAT FALLS ARRAIGNMENT
BILLINGS, Mont., Feb. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on January 31, 2008, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, the following individual was arraigned: TRAVIS BENDER, a 33-year-old resident of Sand Coulee, appeared on a charge of being a felon-in-possession of a firearm. He is   more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON FEB. 1: FEDERAL COURT SESSION IN MISSOULA ARRAIGNMENT
BILLINGS, Mont., Feb. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula, on January 31, 2008, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch, the following individual was arraigned: CHRISTOPHER PAUL SMITH, a 24-year-old resident of Missoula, appeared on charges of possession with the intent to distribute   more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON FEB. 5: DAVID LEE SAVAGE PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Feb. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula on February 5, 2008, before Chief U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, DAVID LEE SAVAGE, a 55-year-old resident of Missoula, pled guilty to receipt and possession of child pornography. Sentencing is set for May 16, 2008. He is currently  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON FEB. 5: FEDERAL COURT SESSION IN GREAT FALLS ARRAIGNMENTS
BILLINGS, Mont., Feb. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on February 5, 2008, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, the following individuals were arraigned: SHAWN CHOY, of Guyana, appeared on charges of conspiracy to bring in aliens and illegal re-entry of alien. He is currently d  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON FEB. 5: FEDERAL COURT SESSION IN MISSOULA ARRAIGNMENTS
BILLINGS, Mont., Feb. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula, on February 5, 2008, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch, the following individuals were arraigned: DANIEL DIETZ, a 37-year-old resident of Helena, appeared on charges of coercion and enticement and transfer of obscene mat  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON FEB. 5: INFORMATIONAL: FEDERAL COURT ARRAIGNMENTS
BILLINGS, Mont., Feb. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings, on February 5, 2008, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individuals were arraigned: COREY SCOTT HUNGERFORD, a 31-year-old resident of Bozeman, appeared on a charge of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON FEB. 5: JASON HARRIS SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Feb. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on February 4, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, JASON HARRIS, a 23-year-old resident of Havre, appeared for sentencing. HARRIS was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 16 months * Special Assessment: $100 * Super  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON FEB. 5: ROBERT ORVILLE HERBAUGH PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Feb. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula on February 5, 2008, before Chief U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, ROBERT ORVILLE HERBAUGH, a resident of Missoula County, pled guilty to being a felon-in-possession of a firearm. Sentencing is set for May 16, 2008. He is currently   more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON FEB. 5: VICTOR PATACSIL SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Feb. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on February 4, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, VICTOR PATACSIL, a 59-year-old resident of Havre/Box Elder, appeared for sentencing. PATACSIL was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 12 months and 1 day * Special As  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON FEB. 6: KEVIN WHITEMAN PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Feb. 6 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings on February 6, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, KEVIN WHITEMAN, a 37-year-old resident of Lame Deer, pled guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Sentencing is set for May 7, 2008. He is currently detaine  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON FEB. 6: LARRY TALSETH PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Feb. 6 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula on February 6, 2008, before Chief U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, LARRY TALSETH, a 56-year-old resident of Helena, pled guilty to receipt and possession of child pornography. Sentencing is set for May 16, 2008. He is currently deta  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON FEB. 7: MICHAEL ANTHONY BIGGS SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Feb. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula, on February 7, 2008, before Chief U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, MICHAEL ANTHONY BIGGS, a 25-year-old resident of Bozeman and Townsend, appeared for sentencing. BIGGS was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 18 months * Specia  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON FEB. 7: RICHARD D. GATEWOOD SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Feb. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula, on February 7, 2008, before Chief U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, RICHARD D. GATEWOOD, a 24-year-old resident of California, appeared for sentencing. GATEWOOD was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 70 months * Supervised Rele  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON FEB. 8: BRYAN JOSEPH BRUBAKER SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Feb. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula, on February 8, 2008, before Chief U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, BRYAN JOSEPH BRUBAKER, a 44-year-old resident of Missoula, appeared for sentencing. BRUBAKER was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 10 months * Community Servi  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON FEB. 8: CURTIS JONES SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Feb. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings, on February 8, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, CURTIS JONES, a 38-year-old resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing. JONES was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 60 months * Special Assessment: $100 * Su  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON FEB. 8: DEREK ARD, PEGGY GLOCK, SUMMER OWENSBY PLEAD GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Feb. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings on February 8, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, DEREK ARD, a 31-year-old resident of Bozeman, PEGGY GLOCK, a 57-year-old resident of Bozeman, and SUMMER OWENSBY, a 22-year-old resident of Bozeman, pled guilty to conspi  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON FEB. 8: PATRICK LEGAN SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Feb. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula, on February 8, 2008, before Chief U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, PATRICK LEGAN, a 36-year-old resident of Missoula, appeared for sentencing. LEGAN was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 132 months * Special Assessment: $200   more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON FEB. 8: SUSAN YOLANDA SNYDER SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Feb. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings, on February 8, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, SUSAN YOLANDA SNYDER, a 47-year-old resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing. SNYDER was sentenced to a term of: * Probation: 2 years * Special Assessment: $1  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON FEB. 8: TRACY BERNARD HARPER SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Feb. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings, on February 7, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, TRACY BERNARD HARPER, a resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing. HARPER was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 280 months * Special Assessment: $100 * Supe  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 14: KENNETH EDWARD THREADGILL SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on January 14, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, KENNETH EDWARD THREADGILL, a 53-year-old resident of Great Falls, appeared for sentencing. THREADGILL was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 1,020 months (85 years)   more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 15: FEDERAL COURT SESSION IN BILLINGS ARRAIGNMENTS
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings, on January 15, 2008, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individuals were arraigned: DOYLE LYONS appeared on a charge of aggravated sexual abuse of a minor. He is currently detained. If convicted of this cha  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 15: FEDERAL COURT SESSION IN MISSOULA ARRAIGNMENT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula, on January 15, 2007, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch, the following individual was arraigned: JAMES LEE WINN, a 38-year-old resident of Butte, appeared on charges of receipt and possession of child pornography. He is   more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 15: LANCE WINSLOW STODDARD PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls on January 15, 2008, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, LANCE WINSLOW STODDARD, a 37-year-old resident of Belt, pled guilty to attempted manufacture of methamphetamine and being a felon-in-possession of a firearm. Sentencing   more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 15: MARLON DEAN RED STAR, JR. FOUND GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that on January 14, 2008, in Billings, after a 1-day federal district court trial before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, MARLON DEAN RED STAR, JR., a 26-year-old resident of Lodge Grass, was found guilty of aggravated sexual abuse and sexual abuse of a minor. Sentencing  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 15: RICHARD TESTORE PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls on January 15, 2008, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, RICHARD TESTORE, a 43-year-old resident of Saskatchewan, Canada, pled guilty to making false statements to federal border officials. Sentencing is set for May 1, 2008. H  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 15: THOMAS PRESTON ADAMS, CANDIDA M. CHAMPAGNE, BRUCE T. HIRONAKA PLEAD GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 15 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls on January 15, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, THOMAS PRESTON ADAMS, a 41-year-old resident of Missoula, and CANDIDA M. CHAMPAGNE, age 27, and BRUCE T. HIRONAKA, age 41, residents of Great Falls, pled guilty. ADAMS  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 16: CHRISTOPHER MAURICE JOWERS AND DEMETRIUS DMIRAL WARREN PLEAD GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls on January 16, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, co-defendants CHRISTOPHER MAURICE JOWERS, age 28, and DEMETRIUS DMIRAL WARREN, age 26, residents of Great Falls (previously of Richmond, California), pled guilty. JOWE  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 16: ERWIN SWENNEN PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls on January 16, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, ERWIN SWENNEN, a 33-year-old citizen of Belgium, pled guilty to re-entry of a previously deported alien. Sentencing is set for May 1, 2008. He is currently detained. I  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 16: FEDERAL COURT SESSION IN MISSOULA ARRAIGNMENTS
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula, on January 16, 2008, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch, the following individuals were arraigned: EDMUND PAUL VAISVILAS, a resident of White Sulphur Springs, COSME SANCHEZ-ESPINO, a citizen of Mexico, and ANTHONY NORMAN  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 16: KATHY TORRES WILSON PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings on January 16, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, KATHY TORRES WILSON, a resident of Denver, Colorado, pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Sentencing is set for April 17,   more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 16: STANLEY DAUENHAUER SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings, on January 16, 2008, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, STANLEY DAUENHAUER, age 58, appeared for sentencing. DAUENHAUER was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 33 months, consecutive to a state sentence * Special   more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 16: U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE ALERTS PUBLIC ABOUT FRAUDULENT E-MAILS
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: United States Attorney Bill Mercer advised today that at least two local businesses received fraudulent e-mail messages claiming to be from the Department of Justice. In June of 2007, the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. issued the following national press release regarding this spam. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ALERTS PUBLIC ABOUT FRAUDULENT SPAM EMAIL   more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 16: WILLIAM POWELL SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings, on January 16, 2008, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, WILLIAM POWELL, age 26, appeared for sentencing. POWELL was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 24 months * Special Assessment: $100 * Supervised Release:  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 17: DUNCAN EDWARDS RE-SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula, on January 17, 2008, before Chief U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, DUNCAN WILLIAM EDWARDS, a 63-year-old resident of Kansas, Oklahoma, formerly of Montana, appeared for re-sentencing. EDWARDS was sentenced to a term of: * Proba  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 17: HEATHER HEDGES SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings, on January 16, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, HEATHER HEDGES (FRANKLIN), a 31-year-old resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing. HEDGES was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 30 mo  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 17: JESSE DYKSTRA SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula, on January 17, 2007, before Chief U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, JESSE DYKSTRA, age 23, appeared for sentencing. DYKSTRA was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 37 months * Special Assessment: $100 * Supervised Release: 5  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 17: MICHAEL McCAUL LAWRENCE SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on January 17, 2007, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, MICHAEL McCAUL LAWRENCE, a 19-year-old resident of Great Falls, appeared for sentencing. LAWRENCE was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 51 months * Special Assessm  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 17: ROBERT DALE HOWE SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings, on January 17, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, ROBERT DALE HOWE, a 39-year-old resident of Crow Agency, appeared for sentencing. HOWE was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 10 months and 18 days (time served) *  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 17: WADE ROLAN RODGERS SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula, on January 17, 2007, before Chief U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, WADE ROLAN RODGERS, a 35-year-old resident of Sidney, appeared for sentencing. RODGERS was sentenced to a term of: * Probation: 5 years, with 6 months home arre  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 18: ALIK SZILLAT SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula, on January 18, 2008, before Chief U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, ALIK SZILLAT, a 46-year-old resident of Germany, appeared for sentencing. SZILLAT was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 214 days, time served * Special Asses  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 18: CHANCE PINKERTON SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula, on January 18, 2008, before Chief U.S. District JudgeDonald W. Molloy, CHANCE PINKERTON, age 22, appeared for sentencing. PINKERTON was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 21 months * Special Assessment: $100 * Community Service  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 18: FEDERAL COURT SESSION IN BILLINGS ARRAIGNMENTS
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings, on January 17, 2008, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individuals were arraigned: JEREMIAH ALLAN HARRIS appeared on a charge of being in possession of a stolen firearm with an obliterated serial number. H  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 18: JOHN ERIC CARPEGNA SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula, on January 18, 2008, before Chief U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, JOHN ERIC CARPEGNA, a 49-year-old resident of Missoula, appeared for sentencing. CARPEGNA was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 97 months * Special Assessmen  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 18: MARK TILLMAN DAYMAN PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula on January 18, 2008, before Chief U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, a 37-year-old resident of Helena, pled guilty to failure to register as a sexual offender. Sentencing is set for May 9, 2008. He is currently detained. In an Off  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 18: ROBERT THOMAS MARTINEZ PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings on January 18, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, ROBERT THOMAS MARTINEZ, age 23, pled guilty to possession of an unregistered firearm. Sentencing is set for April 17, 2008. He is currently detained. In an Offer of P  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 22: TERRY ALAN ENSMINGER PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 22 - The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings on January 22, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, TERRY ALAN ENSMINGER, a 34-year-old resident of Billings, pled guilty to failure to register as a sexual offender. Sentencing is set for April 17, 2008. He is currently d  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 23: EVAN MAUCH PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings on January 23, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, EVAN MAUCH, a 48-year-old resident of Billings, pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine. Sentencing is set  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 23: FEDERAL COURT SESSION IN GREAT FALLS ARRAIGNMENTS
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on January 23, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, the following individuals were arraigned: ELAINE BESTON, age 32, DONALD McKENRICK, age 29, and JAMES OSBORNE, age 34, residents of Great Falls, appeared on charges of  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 23: JEFFREY SCOTT MYRE PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls on January 23, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, JEFFREY SCOTT MYRE, a 27-year-old resident of Great Falls, pled guilty to conspiracy to manufacture counterfeit currency. Sentencing is set for May 12, 2008. He is curren  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 23: JOHN STEVEN BIGBACK SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings, on January 23, 2008, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, JOHN STEVEN BIGBACK, a 21-year-old resident of Lame Deer, appeared for sentencing. BIGBACK was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 168 months * Special Asses  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 23: JUAN RAMON HOLGUIN-VERDUZCO PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls on January 22, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, JUAN RAMON HOLGUIN-VERDUZCO, a 44-year-old resident of Mexico and California, pled guilty to false impersonation of a United States citizen. Sentencing is set for April 1  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 23: SAUL NUNO-RAMIREZ SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings, on January 23, 2008, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, SAUL NUNO-RAMIREZ, a 31-year-old resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing. NUNO-RAMIREZ was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 12 months and 1 day * Sp  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 23: STEVEN RICHARD SCOTT PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls on January 22, 2008, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, STEVEN RICHARD SCOTT, a 28-year-old resident of Longview, Washington, pled guilty to credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft. Sentencing is set for April 17, 200  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 24: CLIFFORD G. BIRDINGROUND'S SENTENCE AFFIRMED BY THE NINTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 24 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a Memorandum affirming the sentence imposed by U.S. District Court Judge Richard F. Cebull on September 11, 2003, August 9, 2005 and December 1, 2006, against CLIFFORD G. BIRDINGROUND. BIRDINGROUND was sentenced to   more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 24: FEDERAL COURT SESSION IN BILLINGS ARRAIGNMENTS
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 24 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings, on January 24, 2008, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individuals were arraigned: KEVIN JAMES DIXON, a 37-year-old resident of Oregon, and PATIENCE D. ISAACS, a 21-year-old resident of Kentucky, appeared   more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 24: FEDERAL COURT SESSION IN GREAT FALLS ARRAIGNMENTS
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 24 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on January 24, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, the following individuals were arraigned: CONNOR KRIEKLE, age 23, a citizen of Canada, appeared on charges of illegal re-entry and conspiracy to import illegal aliens  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 24: FEDERAL COURT SESSION IN MISSOULA ARRAIGNMENT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 24 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula, on January 24, 2008, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch, the following individual was arraigned: ANDREW SCOTT BENNINGFIELD, a resident of Whitefish, appeared on a charge of possession of a bomb by a committed person. He   more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 24: JITTAWEE CURLEY BEAR CUB SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 24 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on January 24, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, JITTAWEE CURLEY BEAR CUB, a 21-year-old resident of Poplar, appeared for sentencing. BEAR CUB was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 188 months * Special Assessment  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 24: RUBEN MARTINEZ AND JOSE MORALES-PENA SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 24 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula, on January 24, 2008, before Chief U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, RUBEN MARTINEZ and JOSE MORALES-PENA, residents of Butte, appeared for sentencing. MARTINEZ was sentenced to the following term after having been found guilty o  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 25: ANNA STREVER PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 25 - The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings on January 25, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, ANNA STREVER, a resident of Billings, pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Sentencing is set for April 24, 2008. She is cur  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 25: EMILY NICOLE AUTHEMENT SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula, on January 25, 2008, before Chief U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, EMILY NICOLE AUTHEMENT, a 23-year-old resident of Texas, appeared for sentencing. AUTHEMENT was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 37 months * Special Assessm  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 25: GARY LEE GORDON SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings, on January 25, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, GARY LEE GORDON, a 45-year-old resident of Laurel, appeared for sentencing. GORDON was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 290 months * Special Assessment: $100   more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 25: JAMES DOUGLAS MURRAY ARRAIGNED AND PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls on January 25, 2008, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, JAMES DOUGLAS MURRAY, a 40-year-old resident of Edmonton, Canada, was arraigned and pled guilty to making false statements. Sentencing is set for May 12, 2008. He is cur  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 25: JESSE LEE HOPKINS SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula, on January 25, 2008, before Chief U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, JESSE LEE HOPKINS, a 22-year-old resident of the Bozeman/Belgrade area, appeared for sentencing. HOPKINS was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 37 months, concur  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 25: TOM LANROSE SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula, on January 25, 2008, before Chief U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, TOM LANROSE, a 55-year-old resident of Hawaii (formerly of Hamilton), appeared for sentencing. LANROSE was sentenced to a term of: * Home Arrest: 6 months *   more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 29: CHARLES EARL JACKSON SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 29 - The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on January 28, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, CHARLES EARL JACKSON, a 35-year-old resident of Harlem, appeared for sentencing. JACKSON was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 120 months, consecutive to another sente  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 29: DANA A. FISCUS PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 29 - The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula on January 29, 2008, before Chief U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, DANA A FISCUS, a 39-year-old resident of Missoula, pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute steroids and money laundering. Sentencing is set for May 9, 2008. In an  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 29: FEDERAL COURT SESSION IN BILLINGS ARRAIGNMENT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 29 - The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings, on January 28, 2008, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individual was arraigned: CYNTHIA JO ANN BOE, a 44-year-old resident of Baker, appeared on charges of making a false statement in acquisition of a fire  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 29: JIMMY RAY JONES PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 29 - The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula on January 25, 2008, before Chief U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, JIMMY RAYJONES, a 60-year-old resident of Missoula, pled guilty to money laundering and importation of steroids. Sentencing is set for May 8, 2008. In an Offer of  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 29: RONALD TOBY BURD PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 29 - The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula on January 29, 2008, before Chief U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, RONALD TOBY BURD, a 30-year-old resident of Butte, pled guilty to being in possession of a firearm and ammunition after having been convicted of a misdemeanor crime   more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 29: RUBEN COTA-BECERRA PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 29 - The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Billings on January 28, 2008, before U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, RUBEN COTA-BECERRA, age 43, pled guilty to illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien. Sentencing is set for April 30, 2008. He is currently detained. In an Offer  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 29: U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE CONFIRMS INVESTIGATION IN DAVIDSON COMPANIES HACKING INCIDENT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 29 - The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Today, the Davidson Companies issued a statement. In conjunction with that statement, United States Attorney Bill Mercer issued the following statement: "The United States has initiated an investigation into this matter. Computer hacking is a serious offense." No further information is available at this time.  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 31: STANETTE PATRICIA CROWE FOUND GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 31 - The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that on January 31, 2008, in Great Falls, after a 2-day federal district court trial before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, STANETTE PATRICIA CROWE, a 21-year-old resident of Brocketon, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Sentencing is set for May 12, 2008. She is current  more

INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW
BILLINGS, Mont., Aug. 8 -- Montana State University: Billings issued the following press release: That simple inquiry, a pondering about how the world connects on its most basic levels, is what's at work when a child sifts through dirt to find worms or watches the clouds float across the sky. With the help of a three-year grant of more than a half-million dollars, a Montana State University Billings professor will help elementary educators from across the state implement that theory of inquir  more

IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE - AND LIKELY DISINTEGRATED OVER NORTHEASTERN OREGON
SEATTLE, Feb. 20 -- The University of Washington issued the following news release: People in at least four states and a Canadian province saw a bright fireball streaking across the Pacific Northwest sky in the early hours Tuesday but, contrary to some reports, there was no collision with the ground, University of Washington scientists said. Using readings from instruments in the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, the scientists determined the object, called a meteoroid, disintegrated abov  more

LOW-LEVEL EXPOSURE TO 'ASBESTOS-LIKE MINERAL' FROM MONTANA VERMICULITE MAY INCREASE RISK FOR LUNG DISEASE
CINCINNATI, March 14 -- University of Cincinnati issued the following news release: Workers exposed to low levels of an asbestos-like mineral from Montana more than two decades ago are at an increased risk for lung disease today, according to research from the University of Cincinnati (UC). Vermiculite is a mineral with a flaky, fluffy-looking structure. Previous studies revealed that the vermiculite ore mined in Libby, Mont., contained increased levels of an asbestos-like mineral fiber th  more

MBA AGRIBUSINESS PROGRAM HONORED BY REGIONAL GROUP
LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 8 -- The University of Nebraska issued the following news release: The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's MBA agribusiness specialization received a Merit Award at the Region II National Agri-Marketing Association competition last month in Kansas City, Mo. The program, offered through the College of Business Administration, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and the Office of Extended Education and Outreach was honored for its campaign, "Agribusine  more

MEN'S HOOPS CLOSES SEASON WITH DUCKS AND BEAVERS
TEMPE, Ariz., March 3 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: SUN DEVIL DATA: The Arizona State's men's hoops team, 18-10 and 8-8 in the Pac-10 under second-year coach Herb Sendek, closes the regular season at the Oregon Ducks on Thursday (March 6) at 5:30 p.m. PT and then travels to Corvallis to take on the Oregon State Beavers on Saturday (March 8) at 2:30 p.m. PT. FSN Arizona will pick up the OSU Saturday game and the Oregon Sports Network will carry the Thursday ma  more

MEN'S HOOPS HOSTS FOURTH-RANKED BRUINS
TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 25 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: SUN DEVIL DATA: The Arizona State's men's hoops team, 17-9 and 7-7 in the Pac-10 under second-year coach Herb Sendek, plays its final homestand against one of the best teams in the nation, fourth-ranked UCLA, and then against a team that beat UCLA at Pauley Pavilion in high-flying USC. The Sun Devils host the fourth-ranked Bruins Thursday at 8:30 p.m. MT and then host the Trojans on Saturday (March 1) at 4 p  more

MEN'S HOOPS HOSTS NIT GAME VS. ALABAMA STATE
TEMPE, Ariz., March 16 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: TICKET NEWS: The Sun Devil Ticket Office will be offering tickets to season ticket holders beginning at 9 a.m. Monday for Tuesday night's first-round game against Alabama State (20-10), which tips at 8 p.m. Season ticket holders will be allowed to purchase seats in the same location as their season tickets until noon. Tickets will be priced at $15 for lower level seats and $10 for upper level seats. Student  more

MEN'S HOOPS HOSTS STANFORD ON THURSDAY
TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 11 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: SUN DEVIL DATA: The Arizona State's men's hoops team, 15-7 and 5-5 in the Pac-10 under second-year coach Herb Sendek, hosts one of the hottest teams in the nation in the seventh-ranked Stanford Cardinal on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. MST and then hosts the high-scoring California Golden Bears on Saturday (Feb. 16) at 4 p.m. ASU put the brakes on a five-game losing skid in dramatic fashion on Sunday in Tucson, fall  more

MEN'S HOOPS NOTES FOR WASHINGTON GAME TOMORROW
TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 22 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: SUN DEVIL DATA: The Arizona State's men's hoops team, 16-9 and 6-7 in the Pac-10 under second-year coach Herb Sendek, travels across the Evergreen State to take on the Washington Huskies on Saturday (Feb. 23). ASU, picked to finish ninth in the Pac-10 preseason media poll, is 18-12 in its past 30 games after starting last year 6-19. ASU fell to #17 Washington State on Thursday 59-47, as ASU cut a WSU lead to  more

MEN'S HOOPS TAKES ON SALUKIS
TEMPE, Ariz., March 20 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: SUN DEVIL DATA: The Arizona State's men's hoops team, 20-12 and 9-9 in the Pac-10 under second-year coach Herb Sendek, continues its season with a chance to become the nation's most improved team from one year ago as it hosts Southern Illinois Thursday at 9 p.m. PT/MST on ESPN2. ASU has won 20 games for just the fourth time in 27 years as the Sun Devils (picked to finish ninth in the Pac-10 preseason media   more

MEN'S HOOPS TRAVELS TO PULLMAN AND SEATTLE
TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 19 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: SUN DEVIL DATA: The Arizona State's men's hoops team, 16-8 and 6-6 in the Pac-10 under second-year coach Herb Sendek, travels north to face 20-game winner Washington State on Thursday (Feb. 21) at 6 p.m. PT and then jumps across the Evergreen State to take on the Washington Huskies on Saturday (Feb. 23). ASU, who was picked to finish ninth in the Pac-10 preseason media poll, is 18-11 in its past 29 games aft  more

MICROSCOPIC 'ASTRONAUTS' ADVANCE GERM STUDY
TEMPE, Ariz., May 21 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: When space shuttle Endeavor blasted off March 11, some tiny "astronauts" piggybacked onboard an experimental payload from ASU's Biodesign Institute. The experiment, called "Microbial Drug Resistance Virulence" was part of the STS-123 space shuttle Endeavor mission. It advanced the research studies of Cheryl Nickerson, project leader and scientist in the institute's Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccin  more

MONEYGRAM PAYMENT SYSTEMS ENTERS INTO ASSURANCE OF VOLUNTARY COMPLIANCE
CONCORD, N.H., July 2 -- The New Hampshire Attorney General issued the following news release: Attorney General Kelly A. Ayotte announced today that MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc., has entered into an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance (AVC) with New Hampshire and 43 other States and the District of Columbia, in response to concerns about the use of the company's wire transfer services by fraudulent telemarketers. Under the AVC, MoneyGram will, among other things, fund a $1.1 million national  more

MONTANA AND U.S. CASH RENTS, AUG. 4
HELENA, Mont., Aug. 4 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Montana Agricultural Statistics office issued the following press release: The average cash rent for Montana cropland rose $0.50 from last year to $29.00 per acre. The non-irrigated cropland average increased $1.60 from 2007 to $21.10 per acre. Average pasture rents increased from $6.50 in 2007 to $7.50 per acre in 2008. The average cash rent for irrigated cropland was not published. Nationally, cash rents per acre paid to landl  more

MONTANA, U.S. FARM REAL ESTATE VALUES UP
HELENA, Mont., Aug. 4 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Montana Agricultural Statistics office issued the following press release: Montana farm real estate values have steadily increased over the past nine years. The average value of farm real estate in Montana on January 1, 2008 was $1,100 per acre, up $140 from 2007. In 2008, the average value of cropland increased $15 to $945 per acre. The average value of irrigated cropland was $3,800, an increase of $100 from a year ago, while non-  more

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH FUNDS UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON INSTITUTE OF TRANSLATIONAL HEALTH SCIENCES
SEATTLE, Sept. 18 -- The University of Washington Health Sciences campus issued the following news release: The University of Washington Institute of Translational Health Sciences is among 12 additional academic medical organizations nationwide to receive funding through the National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs). The UW Institute will receive approximately $62 million of the approximately $577 million in total funding that will be awarded over five ye  more

PROFESSOR INDUCTED INTO WESTERN ACADEMY OF NURSING
RENO, Nev., May 5 -- The University of Nevada issued the following news release: Ann Hubbert, associate professor in the Orvis School of Nursing, has been inducted into the prestigious Western Academy of Nursing of the Western Institute of Nursing. The academy recognizes and honors nurses who have demonstrated excellence in nursing practice and have advanced practice in direct care, education or research. The academy covers the states of Washington, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, Hawaii, Alaska, U  more

PROFESSOR'S VIDEOS FOSTER AIDS PREVENETION IN NAMIBIA
CORTLAND, N.Y., March 24 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: The open discussion of AIDS prevention in the southwestern African country of Namibia is being helped by four videos produced by Paul van der Veur, an associate professor of communication studies at SUNY Cortland. During his six months spent in the Sub-Saharan African nation in Spring 2007, van der Veur collaborated with Namibian filmmakers to produce the videos. Each is a real-life documentary, with its own Na  more

QUOTES FROM DENNIS ERICKSON'S SIGNING DAY PRESS CONFERENCE
TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 6 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Opening Comments: "It was a good class. First of all, the coaches did a great job. It's been a lot of hard work for a year. That's when you start. We started yesterday with the class of 2009. So it's been a yearlong thing, a lot of work, a lot of relationships that need to be developed. The coaches did a great job. We did a great job here in the state of Arizona, which is where we start, as I've said many   more

RED-FLAG WARNING CONCERNS FIREFIGHTERS
DILLON, Mont., Aug. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service's unit - Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest - issued the following press release: Firefighters across Southwest Montana are bracing for predicted lightning Thursday afternoon. The National Weather Service has issued a "red-flag warning" from noon until midnight for scattered thunderstorms in Jefferson, Silver Bow, Deer Lodge, Madison, Beaverhead, Powell, Granite and other counties farther west and north.   more

REGIONAL, WORLD WATER ISSUES ADDRESSED AT TWO-DAY BILLINGS WATER FORUM IN SEPTEMBER
BILLINGS, Mont., Aug. 8 -- Montana State University: Billings issued the following press release: With the Yellowstone River running through the heart of Billings, there is a constant, flowing reminder of the importance of water in our daily lives. That daily importance, on a local and global scale, will be the focus of a two-day conference in September being coordinated by Montana State University Billings. Sponsored by the MSU Billings Urban Institute, the two-day Billings Water Forum i  more

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS RELEASES JOB GROWTH UPDATE
TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 4 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: The National Consensus Forecast of Labor Employment, Compensation and Productivity is not forecasting a job contraction nationwide in 2008, and the projection for productivity remains relatively low. A recession is technically defined as a contraction in both employment and output, commented Dawn McLaren, research economist at the W. P. Carey School of Business and editor of the Blue Chip Job Growth Update  more

SHAW, COX BECOME NEW ZONE MANAGERS
FORT LEE, Va., July 15 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Commissary Agency issued the following press release: Dave Shaw, formerly the Defense Commissary Agency's chief of perishables, is now DeCA's Zone 15 manager, overseeing the operation of eight commissaries in northern California and Nevada. Shaw replaced Rollin Bright who retired July 3 after 43 years of government service. Michael Cox, store director at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, has been selected as DeCA's Zone 19 ma  more

SIT IN ON 'A CONVERSATION WITH TED TURNER' NOV. 19 AT UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 30 -- The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill issued the following press release: Former PBS President Pat Mitchell will interview Ted Turner, the pioneering founder of CNN - the world's first 24-hour cable news network - about his work, philanthropy and life on Nov. 19 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The free public program, "A Conversation with Ted Turner," will be at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Turner comes to UNC as the Frey Foundation Dist  more

SIX FRESHMEN RECEIVE $40,000 LOTT LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS
OXFORD, Miss., Sept. 5 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: Since its founding in 1848, the University of Mississippi has nurtured state and national leaders, and that tradition continues including special training opportunities through the Trent Lott Leadership Institute. Six freshmen have entered UM this fall as recipients of $40,000 Lott Leadership Scholarships, which includes association with the institute. The exceptional students are chosen for the awar  more

SMITH NAMED NANOOKS HEAD WOMEN'S BASKETBALL COACH
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, July 1 -- The University of Alaska issued the following news release: University of Alaska Fairbanks athletics director Forrest Karr announced Tuesday that Darryl Smith will be the next head women's basketball coach for the Alaska Nanooks. Smith brings more than 17 years of college coaching experience to UAF, including 15 combined years as a head coach at Metropolitan State College of Denver, Wichita State University and Butler Community College. As a head coach, he has   more

SOUTH CAROLINA JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT'S COURT OF APPEALS ISSUES OPINION REGARDING JAMES P. ETTEL V. STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COLUMBIA, S.C., April 1 -- The South Carolina Judicial Department's Court of Appeals issued the text of the following opinions: In the Matter of the Care and Treatment of James P. Ettel, Appellant, v. The State of South Carolina, Respondent. Appeal From Richland County L. Casey Manning, Circuit Court Judge Opinion No. 4364 Submitted March 3, 2008 - Filed April 1, 2008 AFFIRMED Assistant Appellate Defender Lanelle C. Durant, South Carolina Office of Appellate Defense, of   more

THOMPSON FALLS WATER IMPROVEMENTS ON TRACK WITH LOAN FROM DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
THOMPSON FALLS, Mont., Aug. 7 -- The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation issued the following news release: The City of Thompson Falls will continue to modernize its water distribution system after closing July 22 on a low-interest loan worth $138,000, according to the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC). Anna Miller, Financial Advisor for DNRC's Conservation and Resource Development Division, said the loan will finance replacement of outdat  more

THREE FINALISTS NAMED IN PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., May 22 -- Indiana State University issued the following news release: The Indiana State University Board of Trustees has identified three finalists in the search for the university's 11th president. The three will be brought to the Indiana State campus during the next three weeks with the board expecting to make a decision on the university's presidency at its June 20 meeting, trustees President Mike Alley said. "We are pleased the process has worked well even though   more

TUESDAY RECITAL AT MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY TO FEATURE JAPANESE ART SONGS
STARKVILLE, Miss., Feb. 18 -- Mississippi State University issued the following news release: Connoisseurs of international music will have a rare opportunity to experience Japanese art songs during a free recital Tuesday [Feb. 19] at Mississippi State University. The talents of pianist Kumiko Shimizu are being featured in "Musical Journey to Japan," which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Bettersworth Auditorium of Giles Hall. She is an assistant professor of music at Delta State University.   more

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SANTA CRUZ'S NEW TEACHER CENTER LAUNCHES ONLINE MENTORING PROGRAM FOR MATH TEACHERS
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Sept. 24 -- The University of California at Santa Cruz issued the following press release: The New Teacher Center at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has launched a new initiative to boost student performance in mathematics by providing an online network for beginning math teachers. The pilot program in nine states supports 150 beginning secondary math teachers. Support for the program was provided by a $500,000 grant from the Goldman Sachs Foundation. By creat  more

UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA SCHOOL OF PHARMACY CELEBRATES 100 YEARS
MISSOULA, Mont., Oct. 12 -- The University of Montana issued the following news release: The University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy will hold events Oct. 19-21 to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The school was founded in 1907 at Montana State College in Bozeman and moved to UM in 1913. It was named the Skaggs School of Pharmacy in 2005 to recognize the contributions of the Skaggs family to the school?s growth and development. As part of the anniversary celebration, Lucinda Mai  more

UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA SCIENTIST SNARES SHARE OF NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
MISSOULA, Mont., Oct. 12 -- The University of Montana issued the following news release: The University of Montana gets to share a piece of the Nobel Peace Prize that was awarded to Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Thats because UM ecologist and forestry Professor Steve Running, one of the nations foremost experts on climate change, was a lead author of the 2007 United Nations IPCC report, which presents strong evidence that humanity is artificially warming our wo  more

VIRGINIA CLAIMS THREE SKADDEN PUBLIC SERVICE FELLOWSHIPS
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Dec. 18 -- The University of Virginia School of Law issued the following news release: A record three Virginia law students have been selected to serve among the 2008 Skadden Fellows, recipients of the most coveted public service fellowship available to young attorneys nationwide. Following graduation, third-year law students Dania Davy, Michael Hollander, and Matthew VanWormer will receive an annual salary with benefits to work on public-interest projects of their own d  more

WOMEN'S GOLF TO COMPETE IN HAWAII
TEMPE, Ariz., March 16 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: The third-ranked Arizona State women's golf team travels to Oahu, Hawaii to compete in the 23rd Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational, hosted by the University of Hawaii. The three-day tournament, March 17-19, will be held at the par-72, 5,829-yard Kane `ohe Klipper Golf Course. The field for the tournament features three teams ranked n the top-10 according to the Golfweek/Saragin Ratings and the Golf World/N  more

ESCAPED INMATE RETURNED TO WOMEN'S PRISON
HELENA, Mont., Aug. 6 -- The Montana Department of Corrections issued the following news release: One of two women who escaped from Montana Women's Prison on May 4 was returned to the Billings prison Wednesday after being apprehended in the Seattle area July 10. Jenny L. Terrell, who faces a felony charge of escape, was placed in maximum security upon her return, prison officials said. The May escapes were the first in 12 years at the women's prison. Terrell was returned to Montana on t  more

FARM PRODUCTION EXPENDITURES, AUG. 8
HELENA, Mont., Aug. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Montana Agricultural Statistics office issued the following press release: The rising cost of fuel and other products helped drive U.S. farm production expenditures to a record $260 billion in 2007, according to the Farm Production Expenditures 2007 summary released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Total U.S. farm production expenditures rose 9.3 percent from 2007 and nearly 3  more

HEAR GHOST STORIES BY MOONLIGHT AT FORT OWEN STATE PARK
HELENA, Mont., Aug. 1 -- The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks issued the following news release: Hear ghost stories under the light of the full moon at Fort Owen State Park on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 8 p.m. Ellen Baumler, research historian and writer from the Montana Historical Society, will present a program full of well-researched ghost stories and unsolved mysteries. Baumler will share mysterious stories and tales from across the state, part of Montana's unique historical legacy. To fin  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON FEB. 5: FEDERAL COURT SESSION IN MISSOULA ARRAIGNMENTS
BILLINGS, Mont., Feb. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula, on February 5, 2008, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch, the following individuals were arraigned: DANIEL DIETZ, a 37-year-old resident of Helena, appeared on charges of coercion and enticement and transfer of obscene mat  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON FEB. 6: LARRY TALSETH PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Feb. 6 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula on February 6, 2008, before Chief U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, LARRY TALSETH, a 56-year-old resident of Helena, pled guilty to receipt and possession of child pornography. Sentencing is set for May 16, 2008. He is currently deta  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 18: MARK TILLMAN DAYMAN PLEADS GUILTY IN U.S. FEDERAL COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 18 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula on January 18, 2008, before Chief U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, a 37-year-old resident of Helena, pled guilty to failure to register as a sexual offender. Sentencing is set for May 9, 2008. He is currently detained. In an Off  more

INFORMATION ISSUED BY U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR MONTANA ON JAN. 25: EMILY NICOLE AUTHEMENT SENTENCED IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT
BILLINGS, Mont., Jan. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's U.S. Attorney's office for Montana issued the following press release: Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Missoula, on January 25, 2008, before Chief U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, EMILY NICOLE AUTHEMENT, a 23-year-old resident of Texas, appeared for sentencing. AUTHEMENT was sentenced to a term of: * Prison: 37 months * Special Assessm  more

MONTANA AND U.S. CASH RENTS, AUG. 4
HELENA, Mont., Aug. 4 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Montana Agricultural Statistics office issued the following press release: The average cash rent for Montana cropland rose $0.50 from last year to $29.00 per acre. The non-irrigated cropland average increased $1.60 from 2007 to $21.10 per acre. Average pasture rents increased from $6.50 in 2007 to $7.50 per acre in 2008. The average cash rent for irrigated cropland was not published. Nationally, cash rents per acre paid to landl  more

MONTANA, U.S. FARM REAL ESTATE VALUES UP
HELENA, Mont., Aug. 4 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Montana Agricultural Statistics office issued the following press release: Montana farm real estate values have steadily increased over the past nine years. The average value of farm real estate in Montana on January 1, 2008 was $1,100 per acre, up $140 from 2007. In 2008, the average value of cropland increased $15 to $945 per acre. The average value of irrigated cropland was $3,800, an increase of $100 from a year ago, while non-  more




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