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Saturday, September 10, 2005

Scene: Calvin and Hobbes are reading the newspaper.

Calvin: "I like following the news! News organizations know I won't sit still for any serious discussion of complex and boring issues. They give me what I want: Antics. Emotional confrontation. Sound bites. Scandal. Sob stories and popularity polls all packaged as a soap opera and horse race! It's very entertaining."

Hobbes: "Then commentators wonder why the public is cynical about politics."

Calvin: "You can tell this is an in-depth story because it's got an article next to a chart."

--Calvin & Hobbes by cartoonist Bill Watterson, 2005





Department of English book sale to help fund graduate student
Open notice to book lovers on campus: The Department of English and the journal of Western American Literature will sponsor their annual book sale on Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside on the Quad.

Utah's Topaz internment camp subject of 2005 Connections book
2005 Connections students are reading a book with ties to Utah's history, When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka. The work is a fictional account of one family's experience in Utah's Topaz internment camp during World War II.


Idle Isle Cafe goes through changes yet keeps small-town feel
The Idle Isle Cafe, established in May 1921 in downtown Brigham City, is the third oldest restaurant in Utah. The Idle Isle is a small, family-owned restaurant and offers unique decor, a comfortable setting, and traditional home cooking. Over the past several decades the restaurant has thrived, creating a friendly atmosphere. / By Kristin Bishop

Old Lyric winding up a season of professionalism and fun
Although it's only a small-town theater tucked in Cache Valley, the Caine Old Lyric Theater has all the charm and clean-cut professionalism of an off-Broadway theater. The Caine Theater, home to the Old Lyric Repertory Company, was built in 1913 and has a turn-of-the-century feel to it, with red velvet seats and its very own ghost named Everett. / By Liz Lawyer


Across Bridgerland

Christie Fox takes over USU Honors Program
Christie L. Fox has been named director of Honors at Utah State University following an internal search.

Balky computer stops the press -- delaying Wednesday's Statesman and Herald Journal
A corrupt computer file Tuesday night shut down the printing press that serves northern Utah and eastern Idaho. / By Shauna Leavitt

National & International News

USU's season-opening home football game canceled as hurricane pounds Louisiana
Utah State's season-opening football game against Nicholls State has been canceled because of Hurricane Katrina's impact on Nicholls State's preparation and its players' ability to get back to its campus this week.


How to solve Bombay's woes? How about an SOS to the queen
My father speaks fondly of a Bombay that is entirely foreign to me. It is a charmingly quaint place, where rustic homes line ordered streets, and elegant horse-drawn carriages transport commuters across the seven isles that make up the city. The roads that service this urban archipelago are immaculately clean, washed and scrubbed in the wee hours every day. Gas-lit lamps illuminate the long, narrow side streets and electric-powered streetcars carry even the poorest workers to the commercial hubs downtown. / By Leon D'Souza


Recent USU grad designs new look for '49ers
Alex Smith and Steve Young aren't Utah's only connection to the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers unveiled a new wordmark in the end zones of Monster Park Aug. 13 and Utah State University graduate Ben Barnes is the graphic designer behind the new look.

Northern Utah baseball a tradition spanning generations, miles
The eldest member of the Northern Utah League has been playing for more than 20 years and is now in his mid-50s. His son, 23-year-old Gillian Hollingsworth, is also on the team. Many of the members, although they have moved away, continue to travel back to their hometown of Logan or Brigham City to participate in every game. / By Kristin Bishop


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