News for Saturday, December 1, 2012

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New Craig sports business has good first day

InsideOut Sports opened for business Saturday and started out strong. Offering half-price deals for use of the batting cages and shooting on the archery range to go along with food from the grill, it was a productive first day of business for owner Brad King. “It started real slow; I opened at nine,” King said Saturday. “I really didn’t get anybody in here till about 11, but we’ve been steady since then.”

Al Cashion: Convinced Against His Will — Part I

On Netflix there is a documentary entitled "Pulling John." A film that follows professional arm wrestler John Bryzenk, the undefeated, undisputed arm wrestling King. "This film chronicles the aging Bryzenk's legendary career as he travels the globe … " I kid you not. Somebody produced it. Somebody wrote the narrative. Camera men, sound techs, mixers, film editors, background musicians and a gob of other folks had to get paid. The travel expenses alone following John as he traveled the globe in search of another single skilled athlete had to be a chunk of change.

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Compassion in the line of duty

Det. Jen Kenney honored as Daily Press' Citizen of the Year

The men and women of Craig’s public safety community are a special breed, working in a dangerous field most would say is more of a calling than a job. In addition to daily demands the Craig Police Department has a longstanding philosophy that requires community involvement and CPD prides itself on attracting compassionate employees that genuinely care about the people they serve. But there is one officer that exudes this philosophy more than the rest.

After missing on Martin, Broncos try to stop him

(AP) — Starting with the Peyton Manning signing, almost every big decision the Broncos front office has made since John Elway took over has worked out. One exception: the time they tried to draft the "Dougie." While zeroing in on Doug Martin in this year's draft, the Broncos traded away a late-first-round pick, thinking the running back from Boise State would still be there when they picked a few spots later. Their trading partner: Tampa Bay, which used the Broncos' pick to take Martin 31st in the draft. The teams meet Sunday with the Broncos (8-3) needing a win to wrap up the AFC West title and the Buccaneers (6-5), with their prize rookie, Martin, trying to stay in the thick of the NFC wild-card chase.

Police: Wyo. murder-suicide happened during class

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A man wielding a sharp-edged weapon killed one person in a Casper neighborhood Friday before killing a male teacher and himself in front of students in a community college classroom, causing a campus-wide lockdown as authorities tried to piece together what happened. Police found the suspect and teacher dead at a science building on the Casper College campus, which was locked down for about two hours, school and police officials said. The other victim, a woman, was found in a street about two miles away. Casper Police Chief Chris Walsh said the murder-suicide took place in a classroom with students present, but he didn't know how many students or what the class topic was. He said investigators were still trying to determine a motive.