THE REALIZATION OF THE AMERICAN DREAM FOR A MUSLIM FAMILY IN SHERIDAN LED TO NOT ONLY THE SUCCESS FOR THEIR CHILDREN BUT ALSO FOR HOPE FOR CITIZENS ELSEWHERE.
SHERIDAN NATIVE HAMID KHAN SPOKE OF HIS OPTIMISM FOR THE FUTURE OF AMERICA AFTER HIS TALK AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., DAY.

KAHN SAID HIS FAMILY IMMIGRATED FROM PAKISTAN, AND FOUND THEIR WAY TO SHERIDAN WHERE HIS FATHER STARTED BAGGING GROCERIES AND HIS MOTHER WORKED AS A MAID.

HIS PARENTS WERE ABLE TO BUY A MOTEL AND TOLD HIM ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION AND GIVING BACK TO A COUNTRY THAT ALLOWED THEM TO PROSPER.

KHAN GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING, AND WAS IN HIS THIRD YEAR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN'S LAW SCHOOL WHEN AMERICA WAS ATTACKED ON SEPT. 11, 2001.

AFTER LAW SCHOOL, HE ENTERED PRIVATE PRACTICE BUT LEFT IT TO USE HIS LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL SKILLS TO ESTABLISH THE LEGAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT AT THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF AFGHANISTAN IN KABUL.

HE IS NOW THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE RULE OF LAW COLLABORATIVE, FOCUSED ON INTERNATIONAL LEGAL DEVELOPMENT ISSUES; AND A MEMBER OF THE WORLD JUSTICE PROJECT'S RULE OF LAW CONSORTIUM ON ISLAMIC LEGAL SYSTEMS.
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MONDAY'S FRIGID WEATHER DIDN'T KEEP CHEYENNE MARCHERS FROM HONORING THE LIFE, WORK AND LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

OVER 100 PEOPLE BUNDLED UP FOR THE MARCH FROM THE CHEYENNE DEPOT TO THE WYOMING SUPREME COURT BUILDING.

DEMOCRATIC REP. JAMES BYRD OF CHEYENNE SAYS WE'VE COME A LONG WAY IN REALIZING KING'S DREAM, BUT "STILL HAVE A LOT OF ROAD TO GO."

"THERE IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE, UNFORTUNATELY, A GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT NEED TO SUPPRESS ANOTHER GROUP OF PEOPLE OR A PORTION OF SOCIETY FOR THEIR OWN PERSONAL PSYCHE. I FIND THAT JUST ABHORRENT, BUT THAT'S THE WAY WE ARE. SO WE CAN NEVER GIVE UP THE FIGHT. WE CAN NEVER REST BECAUSE, AS WE DO, THOSE PEOPLE WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR REST."

BYRD'S LATE MOTHER, LIZ, NINE TIMES SPONSORED A BILL TO MAKE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY A STATE HOLIDAY BEFORE IT WAS FINALLY ADOPTED IN 1990.
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CASPER POLICE OFFICERS ON SUNDAY ARRESTED A WOMAN FOR ALLEGEDLY CUTTING HER GIRLFRIEND'S FOREARM WITH A FOLDING KNIFE DURING AN ARGUMENT.

20-YEAR-OLD LOIS ROSE DREILING WAS BOOKED INTO JAIL ON RECOMMENDED CHARGES OF DOMESTIC BATTERY AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULT.

COURT DOCUMENTS SAY POLICE WERE CALLED TO AN ADDRESS ON ST. MARY STREET SHORTLY BEFORE 6 P.M. SUNDAY FOR A REPORTED SUICIDE ATTEMPT. THE REPORTING PARTY TOLD DISPATCH THAT HER ROOMMATE HAD CUT HER FOREARM WITH A BOX CUTTER.

OFFICERS ARRIVED ON SCENE AND CONTACTED THE REPORTED VICTIM, WHO WAS IDENTIFIED AS DREILING'S GIRLFRIEND. THE PERSON WHO HAD CALLED POLICE WAS IDENTIFIED THE VICTIM'S ROOMMATE AND A CLOSE FRIEND OF DREILING.

THE VICTIM DENIED CUTTING HERSELF OR BEING SUICIDAL. ON HER RIGHT FOREARM, POLICE NOTED A THREE-CENTIMETER CUT, EXTENDING INTO THE MUSCLE TISSUE. TWO SMALL, SUPERFICIAL CUTS SURROUNDED THE LARGEST CUT.

THE VICTIM INITIALLY TOLD POLICE SHE HAD CUT HER ARM ON A NAIL WHILE FIXING A FENCE. SHE REPEATEDLY TOLD OFFICERS THAT SHE WAS NOT SUICIDAL.

THE VICTIM LATER SAID DREILING HAD SWUNG AT HER DURING AN ARGUMENT AND, AS THE VICTIM PUT UP HER FOREARM TO BLOCK THE SWING, SHE FELT A SHARP PAIN AND SAW A KNIFE IN DREILING'S HAND.

DREILING ULTIMATELY ADMITTED TO THE ASSUALT, ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS.

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IT HAS BEEN A GOOD WEEK ALL AROUND WHEN IT COMES TO THE PRICE OF GASOLINE AT THE PUMP, AND OIL IN THE BARREL.

BUT, PATRICK DEHAAN OF GASBUDDY DOT COM SAYS, NATIONALLY, IT HAS BEEN RISING.

THE REASON, THOUGH, IS ONE THAT IS MUSIC TO THE EARS OF THE ENERGY INDUSTRY IN WYOMING.

THE PRICE OF A BARREL OF OIL IS NOW JUST UNDER $65.