Monday: Ben Cutler, Anti-Abortion Bill, Drug-dealing Milkman

By Beacon Staff

Good morning; on this date in 1964 the Beatles first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show.

On the Beacon today, Ben Cutler, Glacier High’s basketball start and the leading scorer in the state, learned how to play in the gymnasiums of churches where his father was a pastor. Another standout, McCara Cullen, a senior playing basketball, tennis and volleyball for Whitefish believes giving anything less than your best is unacceptable. In Helena, Montana lawmakers have a bad case of Wyoming envy. Kitchen Guy Chef Jim Gray pulls the rug out from under all these TV kitchen gadgets that will supposedly make your life easier.

Missoula County has dropped its Freedom of Information Act request against the U.S. Forest Service regarding its negotiations with Plum Creek Timber Co. about road easements; Plum Creek has since dropped the idea. Despite President Barack Obama signing into law the Children’s Health Insurance Program expansion, it will take months for the Healthy Montana Kids program to see the benefits. A bill proposing to amend the state Constitution to ban abortion tops the list of legislation being heard in Helena this week. A Montanan is at the center of heated land wars in Bolivia. Plans for a logging project in the Lewis and Clark National Forest have been withdrawn due to the threat of a lawsuit contending the timber harvest would harm wildlife.

And finally, a British milkman who supplied marijuana along with dairy products has been spared jail time. Have a great day.

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