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1:41 pm
Fri April 16, 2004

Heather answers...

What was the appeal about the Southern Tier Route?

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People
11:46 am
Fri April 16, 2004

Heather answers...

Where she was staying in Southern Africa

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People
11:37 am
Fri April 16, 2004

Chat with Tammy on 4/16/2004

Tammy's Back on the road!!!

In this installment, Tammy talks about what it's like to be back on the tour and her concerns about her health and the trip ahead.

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People
11:14 am
Fri April 16, 2004

Heather answers...

Why she stayed longer in Southern Africa

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Regional
9:27 am
Fri April 16, 2004

School of the Americas

Las Cruces, NM – Host Greg Bloom interviews the founder of School of America's Watch Father Ray Bougois. The two discuss current U.S. policy impacts on Latin America. Cultural correspondent Emily Guerra speaks with Shed No Tears author Ollie Morgan.

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Regional
4:34 pm
Wed April 14, 2004

NM Supreme Court considers 2 appearance-related changes

Las Cruces, NM – The glare from bright, shiny handcuffs in the courtoom may be dimmed if the New Mexico Supreme Court revises its rules. As Katie Goetz reports, the change - although not new - is based as much on psychology as practicality.

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Regional
2:24 pm
Wed April 14, 2004

Phelps-Dodge Sets $270 Aside for Eventual Mine Closure

Las Cruces, NM – The mine has been operated by P-D for about 35 years.The New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Dept. approved the company's plan for eventual restoration.

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Regional
1:41 pm
Wed April 14, 2004

Ad hoc committee chair says more public input needed.

Las Cruces, NM – Last year, N.M.S.U. Government Professor Lesley DeNardis met with city officials in an attempt to map out a strategic, long-range, comprehensive plan for the city. The brainstorming between DeNardis and city officials led to the formation of five separate ad hoc committees. One of the committee chairs, Mike Beckett, discusses his thoughts and frustrations with serving on such a committee.

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Regional
11:54 am
Wed April 14, 2004

After Caucuses NM Dem Leaders Get Behind Kerry

Las Cruces, NM – After supporting a handful of various presidential candidates during the caucuses New Mexico's Democratic leadership has lined up behind their presumed nominee John Kerry. As KRWG's Michael Olson reports that while a unified Democratic Party should make things easier for the Massachusetts Senator other significant challenges persist.

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People
2:07 pm
Tue April 13, 2004

Two Wheel Traveling: Journal Entry #15

Day 10: Splitting the Days






In this entry, Tammy talks about the need for flexiblity on the road.




Hal with his new happy face that he put on his group gear.


Some of the group as they arrived at the KOA camp at Apache Junction, Arizona

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People
4:47 pm
Mon April 12, 2004

Two Wheel Traveling: Journal Entry #13

Day 8: The arrival of the Travel Channel






In this entry, Tammy talks about the Travel Channel crew that is filming a day of their tour for an upcoming episode on travel gear.




The Travel Channel Crew filming the host packing her bike


The Northwest Phoenix camp


The Travel Channel Crew filming the host

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People
3:33 pm
Mon April 12, 2004

Two Wheel Traveling: Journal Entry #10

Looking Back on the trip so far....






In this short entry, Tammy reflects on the people and the trip up to this point in the journey

No photos for this entry

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People
3:04 pm
Mon April 12, 2004

Two Wheel Traveling: Journal Entry #9

Day Five of the Tour






In this entry, Tammy talks about the trip from Brawley to Palo Verde, California.

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People
1:53 pm
Mon April 12, 2004

Two Wheel Traveling: Journal Entry #11

Day 6: Blythe, CA to Hope, AZ






In this entry, Tammy begins to feel the strain of the ride.


The sign welcoming the riders to Blythe, California


Two of the group members, Hal (left) and Dick (yellow shirt)


The camp at Blythe, California. You can see I-10 in the background.


The tricycle that one of the group members is riding on the trip.


How they charge their cell phones when on the road.

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People
12:46 pm
Mon April 12, 2004

Two Wheel Traveling: Journal Entry #14

Day 9: Layover day in Northwestern Arizona






In this entry, Tammy talks about the hardships of dealing with the rainy weather while riding. She talks about how they made the best of their time.




Some of the group huddled in the laundry room of the Northwest Phoenix camp. It started to rain the night they arrived and they had to huddle in the laundry room to stay dry


Ewen from Scotland with his new mirror that he just purchased at the bike shop

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People
12:05 pm
Mon April 12, 2004

Two Wheel Traveling: Journal Entry #12

Day 7: Hope, AZ to Wickenburg, AZ






In this entry, Tammy talks about some of the luxuries of cycling on the road.




Leaving Hope, Arizona


Tammy taking a picture break


Tammy outside Wickenburg, Arizona

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People
10:55 am
Mon April 12, 2004

Two Wheel Traveling: Journal Entry #8

Day 4 of the tour






In this entry, Tammy talks about the challenges of the ride so far.

No Photos for this entry

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People
9:34 am
Mon April 12, 2004

Two Wheel Traveling: Journal Entry #13

Day 8: The arrival of the Travel Channel






In this entry, Tammy talks about the Travel Channel crew that is filming a day of their tour for an upcoming episode on travel gear.

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People
3:02 pm
Sat April 10, 2004

Two Wheel Traveling: Journal Entry #7

Day Three






In this entry, Tammy talks about the trip from Ocotillo to Brawley. The conditions were good but found some challenges in finding a campground for the night. Thank Goodness for another "Road Angel".


The bikes lined up at the pool of RV park in Brawley, California.


The stretch of road between Brawley, California and Palo Verde, California.

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People
1:17 pm
Sat April 10, 2004

Two Wheel Traveling: Journal Entry #6

Day Two






In this entry, Tammy talks about how the trip began in fog and rain on the way to Pine Valley enroute to Ocotillo. It was a *very* rough road.


The garage where the group was allowed to camp. The wind was very gusty and the owner of the RV park where they were to camp the night of Day 2 let them pack their gear and sleep in the garage. They couldn't pitch their tents because the wind was so bad.


Hanging out in the garage

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Regional
10:44 am
Sat April 10, 2004

New Voters' Project

Las Cruces, NM – NEW MEXICO IS ONE OF THE STATES NARROWLY LOST BY PRESIDENT BUSH IN THE LAST PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND NOW IT'S ONE OF THE STATES BEING TARGETED BY A GRASSROOTS EFFORT TO MOBILIZE ONE OF THE LARGEST POPULATIONS OF PROSPECTIVE VOTERS.

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People
4:53 pm
Fri April 9, 2004

Two Wheel Traveling: Journal Entry #4

The Shake Down Ride






In this entry, Tammy talks about the purpose of the Shakedown ride. The group also sets the stage for the beginning of their trip by symbolically putting their rear tires in the Pacific Ocean. When they arrive in St. Augusine, Florida, they will touch their front tires in the Atlantic.


Everyone is getting their gear prepped and packed for the Shakedown ride


Resting at the Cabrillo National Monument at Point Loma during the Shakedown ride

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People
4:06 pm
Fri April 9, 2004

Two Wheel Traveling: Journal Entry #5

Day 1 on the Road






In this entry, Tammy talks about the start of the "official" road trip.


A shot of the group at the Point Loma Hostel just before beginning Day 1 of the trip


Some members hanging around on the sidewalk outside the hostel


Tammy ready to rumble!!!


Camp at Alpine, California. Day 1




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Regional
1:53 pm
Fri April 9, 2004

NM's wolf recovery program changed...administratively

Las Cruces, NM – The battle surrounding the Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program in the Southwest is decades old. As Katie Goetz reports, a recent change in paperwork has the pro-wolf community applauding, while another stakeholder is doubtful the news will produce any changes.

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People
3:30 pm
Thu April 8, 2004

Two Wheel Traveling: Journal Entry #2

Tammy talks about the Wild Animal Park outside of San Diego






Tammy visits the Wild Animal Park outside of San Diego and talks about the animals she saw there.

The Wild Animal Park is located 32 miles Northwest of the San Diego Zoo. The park itself is located in Escondido, California and houses over 3,600 animals representing over 260 species


Rhinos grazing


Zebras roaming


A Elephant hanging around


Hungry Giraffe's


Lorikeets sitting on Tammy's arm

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People
3:18 pm
Thu April 8, 2004

Two Wheel Traveling: Journal Entry #2

Tammy talks about the Wild Animal Park outside of San Diego

Tammy visits the Wild Animal Park outside of San Diego and talks about the animals she saw there.

The Wild Animal Park is located 32 miles Northeast of the San Diego Zoo. The Park has over 3500 animals representing over 260 species


Rhinos


Zebras


Elephants


Giraffe's


Lorikeets on Tammy's arm

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Regional
3:05 pm
Thu April 8, 2004

Border environmental office to open in Dona Ana County.

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico Environment Director Ron Curry visited Las Cruces today (Thursday) to field questions and comments from Dona Ana County residents. He also said a new field office will open in Dona Ana County within 90 days. Bob Mitchell reports.

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People
2:58 pm
Thu April 8, 2004

Tammy Falls ILL and is home for a short break on 4/9/2004

Tammy and 2 other group members become Ill and Tammy has to rest at home for a few days.

In today?s installment, we hear about the hardships of cycling across country. Tammy Schurr, along with two other group members, got food poisioning and Tammy became severely dehydrated, regardless of how much water she drank. With a combination of hard rides and irregular eating schedules , Tammy talks from her home in Las Cruces about the reality of cross country cycling.

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People
1:14 pm
Thu April 8, 2004

Two Wheel Traveling: Journal Entry #1

The Pre-Tour Experience




When taking a trip such as this, Tammy says that it's often a fun distraction to explore the town before you start the trip. In this audio journal, Tammy talks about some of the attractions around San Diego


"Queen Califias Magical Circle"

Kit Carson Park outside of San Diego in Escondido, California.

Queen Califia's Magical Circle is the only American sculpture garden and the last major international project created by French artist Niki de Saint Phalle.

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Regional
11:52 am
Thu April 8, 2004

2nd Congressional Dem Primary Candidate Steinborn

Las Cruces, NM – Vision host Greg Bloom has a conversation with Jeff Steinborn who is running against Gary King in the Democratic Primary for New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District.

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