pulls into a station in South Salt Lake City to pick up travelers
shortly before Christmas. The light-rail TRAX transportation system
had its debut last month. After a few opening-day glitches resulting
from overflow crowds eager to try out the new trains, the system has
been operating smoothly. / Photo by Dale Cressman
throughout Utah expecting wildness more than wickedness on New Year's
dawn of the millennium is expected to be sort of a BYU vs. USU football
game -- except it'll be all across the state. Police departments say
they expect an increase in activity, but none expects the increase
to be in crime-related activity. Logan,
USU say they're ready if a disaster should strike. / By Leah
lab bust leads to two convictions
trial in 1st District Court concluded last week with a jury finding
a Cache County couple guilty of drug charges, including, in the man's
case, the operation of a Smithfield methamphetamine laboratory.
/ By Leah L. Culler
says no to money for ice rink
Borg, head of the Bridgerland Community Ice Arena fund-raising committee,
came to the council to ask Lewiston to donate the money from its recreational
tax refund to the project. The council rejected Borg's request, saying
it would rather spend the money on things that would more directly
affect their own town.
/ By Leah L. Culler
unlicensed dogs called evidence of laxity in Lewiston kennel law
Lewiston dog ordinance, which requires any household with more than
two dogs to have a kennel license, is not being effectively enforced,
says City Council member Ronda Morrison.
/ By Leah L. Culler
council endorses sewer system despite residents' concern over fees
some residents at a City Council meeting objected to the $5.8 million
cost, council member Scott Wells responded, "We are just like you.
We are going to have to pay the $44 [fees] too. There
is no hidden agenda here." / By Ben Bagley
firefighters dip flag for Massachusetts brothers
than 2,000 miles from the tragedy in Worcester, Logan flies its flag
at half staff. "There is a real feeling among firefighters even though
it was in Massachusetts and we are in Logan. We still feel for them
and their families," says David Harston, Logan Fire Department
/ By Ben Bagley
offers 'the square' at Center and Main for elementary school
is in the running, too, but Mendon would donate property for the Cache
County School District school, and the LDS church would donate the
use of its parking lot for the school during the week. Mendon would
construct all curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and road restructuring needed
for the school, and would also provide water to the school at no cost
for 10 years.
/ By Kendal Bates
under budget called priority for Mendon fire station
Sydney Larsen says, "If it's going to go over the budget, then don't
even start (the project)." He expressed his full support and enthusiasm
for the station, but reiterated that it wasn't worth breaking the
budget. The proposed budget for the entire project is around $245,000.
/ By Kendal Bates
arrested in summer burglary spree in Mendon
to the Cache County sheriff's report, the youths entered 14 automobiles
and garages in Mendon on July 29 and 30. The report stated that the
automobiles and garages were left unlocked, or had windows that were
rolled down. /
By Kendal Bates
home gets a business license to sell . . . um, something
approval for the Marshall family to use its home for a business was
supposed to be a snap. But nobody was there to tell the council what,
exactly, the business would sell. After some limited explanations,
and a promise to avoid the illegal, immoral and fattening side of
retailing and marketing, the council gives its approval.
/ By Rosanne Radcliffe
has a two-letter word for Millville's proposal to add 60 homes
no to drugs is not the only popular thing to say "no" to, especially
for the Providence City Council mayor and members. Their neighbors
in Millville asked them to support their desire to add 60 or more
houses along the upper division of Grand View Hills, which runs along
the Providence and Millville City corporate limits.
in shoplifting arrested at Deseret Industries
Industries security guard Joe Barnard says price-tag switching and
removing is common at D.I., along with the more traditional form of
shoplifting. The plain-clothes guards catch shoplifters by patrolling
the aisles or watching security camera footage. When a suspect leaves
the store with stolen merchandise, the guards discreetly take the
person to a back room and put them under arrest.
Park residents question cost of library accord with North Logan
all options and let the citizens know of these options," Hyde Park
resident Kathy Downs said at a recent council meeting. "A library
is a wonderful thing, a tax burdenis
not." / By Christine Simkins
systems at USU deemed Y2K compliant
the heat and the lights to be there when you need them on Jan. 1,
2000, says the committee charged with examining the millennium bug's
impact on the university.
/ By Emily Jensen
deadline just a slapshot away for Bridgerland Ice Arena
deadline connected to an Eccles Foundation grant is Dec. 31. Efforts
to date have raised $2.74 million, while the ice arena is estimated
to cost $5.8 million. If built, the arenawould
be home for the Utah State University hockey club, as well as open
for public use. Click here for the
hockey club's NCAA quest. / By Casey Hobson.
on fare-free countywide transit system planned for 2000
year about 1 million passengers ride the bus system in Logan. In addition
to serving the public's transportation needs, a countywide transit
district has been described as beneficial to Cache Valley in numerous
other ways, including environmental and safety issues. For example,
at least 2,000 auto trips per day are being saved by the current bus
system. / By Doug
students create PR plan for Arcata String Quartet
communication students have developed a media press kit on CD to be
given to all major newspapers and chamber music societies around the
country highlighting these accomplished musicians from New YorkCity.
/ By the USU communication department
sweep through Cache Valley businesses
investigators tackled the case Monday morning as 10 Logan businesses
reported losses totalling more than $4,000 in cash and merchandise.
/ By Jeremiah Stettler
pillow shakes itself, and another day of academic challenge awaits
USU student Kelli Marchant's situation is different from
most deaf students. Her parents allowed her to decide whether she
wanted to attend a public school or a school for the deaf. "I am glad
I went to a hearing school. I have more of an advantage in the hearing
world than deaf people do that go to a deaf school," she says.
/ By Valerie Vaughan
use the fridge to place a video call? Sorenson Vision is working on
This Logan-based company is dedicated to the highest quality
in digital visual technology and the creation of new dimensions in
personal communication. Sorenson Video technology allowed the Star
Wars: The Phantom Menace movie trailer to be downloaded from the
Internet at the highest possible quality and with minimum download
time. What will this company think of
next? / By Suzanne
for Martha Stewart means perfect pink sauces and pepper pieces
Tara Bench of Orem used to play with an Easy Bake Oven.
After talking (and cooking) herself into a summer internship with
Martha Stewart Magazine, she's working every day in Manhattan
for the Queen of Domestic Perfection. / By Suzanne Galloway
violence is absent from Cache Valley schools? Think again
are becoming more and more commonplace in the news, but often, the
day-to-day lives of typical high school students are filled with violence
the public never hears about.
/ By Doug Smeath
plant maple trees? Yep, been there, done that
Paul Willie of Mendon loves trees because they make a community.
So when some were cut along 100 West in Mendon, Willie went to work
-- with a backhoe.
/ By Kendal Bates
woman envisions pioneer village, including transplanted cabin
An old rock church, a historic jailhouse, and an old Presbyterian
church have all been torn down and forgotten in Mendon, and a similar
fate could face several other historic buildings unless Valerie Larsen
can do something about
it. / By Kendal
jogs to celebration at 25-foot pine in River Heights
"I've got to tell you something," says third-grader
Megan Beutler. "I don't believe in those Santas like at the mall and
stuff." But she sat on Santa's lap and asked for all three Harry Potter
books in case the real Santa was listening.
/ By Nancy Heiner.
radio operators to keep ears open as clock strikes midnight
The Bridgerland Amateur Radio Club and will be manning
ham radios, including one in the River Heights City building, just
in case disaster strikes when 2000 arrives.
/ By Nancy Heiner
trees, snaky trees, jungle trees -- all in book by River Heights pupils
Every one of Cheri Carroll's students has been published.
Not in the usual sense, but their words and drawings do appear in
a book, albeit a parent-funded one.
/ By Nancy Heiner
growth keeps Hyrum council, mayor busy year round
with Hyrum is that it is too big for a part-time mayor, but not big
enough for a full-time mayor,
says Gordon Olson. Here's a look at how things get done in this townof
6,000. / By Kathryn Summers
IN UTAH: A three-part series
/ An in-depth series by Jeremiah Stettler
Part One: What is hypnotherapy -- and what is it not? Although
forms of hypnotherapy and visualization are used extensively in Cache
Valley, Utah State University psychologist Mark Ziger explains that
the public is skeptical about its use in the medical world. Some people
think of swinging pocket watches and Svengalis in black suits.
Part Two: It's not a quick fix, but. . . . Smokers and overeaters
can have positive results if they are committed to changing their
Part Three: How does hypnotherapy do what it does? It's not
fully understood, but where the mind points, the body tries to follow.
James Sorenson shares his business philosophy with a public relations
class in the Animal Science Building during a guest lecture Dec. 2.
Sorenson emphasized the benefits of having an upbeat attitude, marked
by positive communication with customers and clients. / Photo by
agent works with students who aim to buy their own homes
If you want the
benefits of having your home without having to worry about landlords
or how your apartment should or should not look, buying a home could
be the way for you to go. "Big Mike" Thevenin explains some
benefits. / By Julie Sulunga
Ironman competitions and 26 marathons later, he's still going
A typical week
for Chuck Wood of Mendon includes 250 miles on a bike, 45 miles of
running and 5 miles of swimming. It's more than exercise, it's a lifestyle.
/ By Jeremiah Stettler
virus hard to detect at first because it mimics the common cold
The infant virus
known as RSV, making its seasonal appearance in northern Utah, looks
like a cold and feels like a cold. But it's not -- and it could be
nastier. / By Jeremiah Stettler
like so many other adventurous coaches, left security for the unknown
did Mick Dennehy leave a cozy, successful program like the one he
developed at the University of Montana? Why would anyone leave success
for uncertainty, which awaits him as Utah State head football coach?
It's a growing trend in sports. "It was not an easy decision to leave,
and yet, I think that I'd been there long enough," Dennehy says. "I
took over a successful program, and my objective there was not to
screw it up."
/ By Casey Hobson
will have revenge on their minds in renewal of basketball classic
Tuesday in Salt Lake City
(12/07/99) Winning against UC San Diego gave
the Aggies a chance to brush up on their man-to-man defense. They'll
need that skill against the talented Utah team in the Huntsman Center.
By Wade Denniston
coach Mick Dennehy a 'great catch' for USU football program
has had a model program and has dominated its league for years," says
USU Athletic Director Rance Pugmire. "Mick has been at the heart of
that success and we are fortunate to attract a coach of his caliber
to Utah State University." Dennehy replaces Dave Arslanian, who
was fired after his second season. /
By Wade Denniston
in the friendly Spectrum, Aggies aim to bounce back from loss
(12/03/99) After four games away from home,
three at the Maui Invitational and one at Northern Arizona University,
the Utah State University men's basketball team will be back in the
Spectrum Saturday night to host the University of California at San
By Wade Denniston
an act of journalism in a small town: It's amazingly easy
(12/17/99) Reporters in general have a bad
name, but on a one-to-one basis, people seem to be a little awed by
reporters, and very willing to help students. I was very glad that
all the people I spoke with were so willing to talk to me and help
me. Please and thank you can get a lot, I learned. At least, in Hyrum,
Utah. / By Kathryn Summers
single in Utah and not worrying about it (too much)
(12/13/99) This all sounds like some sob story
of some girl oppressed in Logan, Utah. It is not; it is merely an
observation of someone who is not from here and finds it rather annoying
that a man and woman don't want to explore before getting married.
There is so much more to life than marriage and kids. Why don't you
try it out? / By Julie Sulunga
grad school, love grad school . . . just gotta keep repeating that
(12/08/99) I do enjoy the writing and learning.
My professors are inspirational, even if I don't always understand
what the hell they are talking about. And the writing is great.
The writing is great, the writing is great. . . . I have been in my
office writing/typing non-stop since last Monday, and that was 10
days ago. Some thoughts and feelings on the first semester of graduate
school. / By Lizzy Scully
Valley is preparing to party small for New Year's Eve
gatherings, small get-togethers, a few people working at restaurants
and the ever-popular honeymoon ritual are some of the ways Cache Valley
residents say they will ring in the year 2000. How about you? /
By Melissa Bloyer
especially during winter holidays, not unusual for students
Hancock remembers a Christmas two years ago when her world seemed
to be falling apart. All her roommates drew names for a gift exchange,
then went to the mall together to buy their presents. Annmarie started
to wander around the mall feeling lost. "I just wanted to cry."
/ By Kathryn Summers
so bad you forget your sister's name -- that's the worst kind of migraine
of the symptoms Jennifer Ryszka experiences before and during her
migraines include seeing curvy lines and bright lights in front of
her eyes, followed by numbness and sometimes nausea.
Then the pain comes, "and if I get one really bad, I lose coordination,
concentration and speech," she says. She's one of 26 million Americans
who suffer migraines. Think you
might have a migraine? Check this list /By Emily Jensen
says a happy Christmas has to be crushingly expensive? Not these Brigham
Bown's husband, Charlie, works as a mechanical engineer at Morton-Thiokol.
When the company did away with Christmas bonuses a few years ago,
"for a lot of people, it was devastating. But
not for us." Bown's careful planning has given her family more than
a few Christmas gifts. It's also kept them out of debt. "It's always
my policy that on January first, we are totally debt-free. [Otherwise]
you never catch up, and who wants to start the new year in debt?"
she says. Read
how three inventive families cope with greed and guilt. / By Sally
hailed as hands-on way to relieve stress, help premature babies develop
and focus the mind
lying completely nude under a twin-sized blue bed sheet on a 6-foot-by-3-foot
cushioned table. Candles are gently glowing throughout the room. Enya
is whispering from the stereo. A massage therapist says, "This is
your hour to relax. Feel free to fall asleep."
/ By Jodi Mitchell
for an Alzheimer's patient: 'We just laugh at it because if we didn't,
on all the lights every 15 minutes, starting at 4 a.m. Making coffee
with no filter in the pot. Asking the same question six times because
the first answer is quickly forgotten. That's a typical day. Bonnie
Nordahl is one of at least 4 million Americans who have the disease
that is the leading cause of age-related dementia.
/ By Jodi Mitchell
26, Jared had completed a dual major, a 2-year mission, and law school.
a graph were drawn depicting the ups and downs of the first 25 years
of his life, it would be steady, rolling along the top of the page,
never breaking the pattern. However, in the last year, that line has
dropped to extreme lows and back up again, sometimes so rapidly that
it may resemble a heart monitor in steady motion. That's manic depression.
/ By Emily Parkinson
hunters to enter lottery for deer tags because of oversales last year
12/07/99 The Utah Division of Wildlife
Resources has decided to go with a drawing in which hunters would
apply for a permit by mail and their name would be put into a drawing
to decide whether or not they can hunt that season. / By Eric Buchanan
Color 'em glad, and hope these musicians return often to Logan
a cold, blustery night, just as fall semester ended at Utah State
University, one joint was hopping so much that someone might have
thought the rafters were going to cave in. Historic Ellen Eccles Theatre
in downtown Logan played host to Colors, a trio of USU students who
use personal experiences in love and life to write their original
brand of songs and weave
their delicious harmonies.
Rage's 'Battle of Los Angeles' might be angels' music for our troubled
12/14/99 After eight years the members of Rage
Against the Machine are only on their third album, but they have chosen
to put out music and words that are close to their hearts, that mean
something and that stand for something. / By Julie Sulunga
'Sleepy Hollow' typical of Burton's darkness, but more entertaining
12/14/99 Director Tim Burton's retelling
of the Headless Horseman story by Washington Irving is intriguing
and fun. Johnny Depp seems right at home in the role of Ichabod Crane.
/ By Julie Sulunga
Goodbye, goodbye to Korn's repetitiveness; hello, musical therapy
12/08/99 With the CD Issues, Korn
has broken out of repetitive mode to create more emotion that delves
into a life filled with pain and abuse. The lead singer, Jonathan
Davis, delves into such hard music with some harsher words. It is
almost as though music is and has always been his therapy. / By
Fresh perspective, enhanced by WWII set, make the fun of 'Much Ado'
light romantic comedy unfolds atop a 40-foot World War II medal, and
the dancing and high spirits easily spread to the audience. The dialogue
between Beatrice and her rival and eventual lover, Benedick, is dynamic
and will keep you laughing. So will Dogberry, for that matter. What's
not to like? / By Lizzy Scully