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Friday, September 9, 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


JULY 2005



Muggles and wizards to gather in Smithfield
Muggles & Wizards will meet in Smithfield for Harry Potter's Birthday Bash at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Mack Park in the Central Bowery (middle pavilion). / By Shauna Leavitt

Harry Potter breaks his own record with 'Half-Blood Prince'
"Everyone in my family had the book pre-ordered months ago," an avid Harry Potter fan told the Hard News Cafe. No wonder the Half-Blood Prince set a publishing sales record. / By Kristin Bishop


Fife folklore archive records our beloved, informal history
It is not traditionally taught in school or written in books. Folklore is learned by word of mouth and the example of others within our groups. / By Shauna Leavitt

For a summer salute to Utah or USA, try red, white and blue cheesecake
Putting together the perfect menu for a patriotic holiday leaves most people feeling panicked. Here's an easy recipe to help you out. / By Kristin Bishop


Cerebral palsy not stopping USU student from pursuing life by the bushel
Since the first grade, Tom has had to use a wheelchair. When he was 8 months old, his grandmother noticed something was not right. His legs would stiffen up and his head did not have much support. / By Karina Velez

Opportunities abound to make this a summer of service
Instead of spending this summer sunbathing by the poolside or watching hours of television, you could choose to fill your summer with service and fun. / By Kristin Bishop

A few simple rules will make 'back to school' a piece of cake
Whether it's hitting all the back to school sales, stocking up on crayons and glue sticks, selecting the perfect college, or meeting your new teacher or professors, back-to-school time can cause a lot of stress. / By Kristin Bishop

Cache Valley has lots of fun summer activities
Opportunities for those who like the outdoors dot the area with activities such as hiking, camping, bicycling, rock climbing, boating, horse-back riding and much more. For those who prefer to stay out of the sun, historic downtown is also full of fun with old fashioned shops, art galleries and antique stores. / By Kristin Bishop


From the dairy farm to the grand opera in 15 minutes -- UFOC a jewel in Cache
On warm summer nights after the evening milk, a dairy farmer and his family jump in the van and arrive at the grand opera in minutes. / By Shauna Leavitt

Warped Tour sizzles in 103 degrees, and a smashing Billy Idol comeback
Despite the sun, sweat, limited-to-no shade and the hellish 103 degrees of heat, thousands of people young and old gathered at the Utah State Fairgrounds for this year's Warped Tour. / By Jeremy Wilkins

'The Crucible' at UFOC a lesson for all times
The misuse of fear has often been the cause of human suffering and false judgments. A powerful portrayal of the exploitation of fear is the operatic adaptation of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, which is part of Utah Festival Opera's (UFO) 2005 season. / By Shauna Leavitt


Summer skating contest at Willow Park: A photo essay by Jeremy Wilkins

Farmers' market brings out things bright and sunny / Photos by Shauna Leavitt

Warped Tour photos by Jeremy Wilkins

Keepin' cool with the Cruise-In: Hot cars and cool evenings at the valley's big summer event. Photos by Jeremy Wilkins


National & International News

O'Connor's retirement sets off complicated political process
"One of the most important loses in [Sandra Day O'Connor's] retirement . . . is that we lose with her the only member of the court who has ever been elected to any office," says USU Associate Professor Penny Byrne, who teaches a senior-level class in mass media law class. / By Shauna Leavitt

Local News

USU students publicize US 89 construction
Wearing fluorescent orange construction vests and hard hats, the Utah State intern team was easy to spot.


'Le Tour' means the world to small towns with exotic French names
Even if you are not really familiar with France, you may have heard of the Alps, or the last stage on the famous avenue "les Champs Elysees" in Paris. But who has heard of Chalans, Noirmoutiers, Tours, Blois, Chambord, Issoire, Agde, Albi, or Miramas? / By Jerome le Carrou

Bridgeboarding comes to Logan, and just in time to beat the inferno
Looking for a solution to summer boredom and a way to beat the heat? Look no further, the answer is easy: Bridgeboarding! / By Jeremy Wilkins

Real Salt Lake ends slide with 3-0 victory FC Dallas
Real Salt Lake snapped a 10-game winless stretch with a powerful 3-0 shutout against FC Dallas on Saturday night in front of 20,218 fans at Rice Eccles Stadium. / By Jeremy Wilkins

Spring rains make Wind Cave Trail an even cooler hike
Waist-high grasses and fast-flowing spring waters, caused by heavy rainfall, have made the Wind Cave Trail more appealing. / By Shauna Leavitt

Late goal by Kreis lets Real Salt Lake salvage a tie
Jason Kreis' goal from a penalty kick in the 90th minute of Monday night's game against the MetroStars gave Real Salt Lake a 2-2 tie instead of a loss. / By Jeremy Wilkins



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