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Today's word on journalism

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

"The heaviest restriction upon the freedom of public opinion is not the official censorship of the press, but the unofficial censorship by a press which exists not no much to express opinion as to manufacture it."

--Dorothy L. Sayers, writer, 1941


Department heads differ on new term limits
Two men, two opinions-one topic. Journalism Department Head Ted Pease and accounting Department Head Richard Jenson voiced their opinion on the new department head term limits while many others are keeping silent. / By Stephanie H. Olsen

Hyrum resident gets 60 days in jail now, possible deportation to El Salvador later
Deportation was not considered a "special circumstance" in sentencing a non-U.S. citizen convicted of eight third-degree felony counts of forgery, said 1st District Court Judge Gordon J. Low Monday afternoon. / By Denise Albiston and the Hard News Cafe staff

Fair gets college students thinking about health
Seniors and juniors in Utah State University's dietetics program got a taste of their future careers Friday while they gave everyone else a taste of healthy living. / By Jacob Moon

ECOS hopes to clean valley air with No Drive Fridays
Heavy inversions during the winter have prompted one student organization at Utah State University to challenge everyone to go without a car one day each week. / By Jacob Moon

MELT YOUR TROUBLES: Water flows from the mouth of Logan Cave as the weather turns warm. With temperatures expected in the 70s this week, the canyon should be full of adventure seekers and others who need to get out and enjoy the weather. / Photo by John Zsiray

Mock earthquake shows USU still has work to do on its disaster plan
At about 9 Thursday morning, there was an earthquake on campus … but, it was only at the Haight Alumni Center. And, oh yeah, it wasn't real. / By Emilie Holmes

Hyrum anticipates library construction in 2005
HYRUM -- What once started out as a small basement library is now expanding to try to keep up with its current growth. / By Kelli Dodgen

Smithfield throws 'opening ceremony' of city meetings open to public participation
SMITHFIELD -- After receiving complaints from the Utah Atheists for conducting a prayer at the commencement of meetings, the Smithfield City Council passed a resolution concerning the opening ceremonies. / By Jessica Rands

Providence OKs alcohol sales
PROVIDENCE -- The Cty Council amended the law prohibiting beer sales, which makes alcohol sales available to retailers, with a vote of 5 to 1 at Tuesday night's meeting. / By Julie Oliver

Lewiston has 'jaws of life' now but needs truck that can tote them
LEWISTON -- The city fire department has the tools to get victims out of burning houses and wrecked automobiles, but they don't have a vehicle to get those tools to where they are needed. / By Erik Bateman

Lewiston needs $30K for water telemetry system
LEWISTON -- The city water telemetry computer system is down and needs to be fixed or replaced. / By Erik Bateman

Cool, clear water? Lewiston looking for money to buy a well
LEWISTON -- Rights to the Avery well are up for sale and Lewiston wants to buy. With a $400,000 price tag, Lewiston city officials are struggling to find the necessary funds to complete the sale. / By Erik Bateman

Cache Valley's air evades EPA control by a breath and a sigh
LOGAN -- Mayor Doug Thompson announced Friday that the air quality had barely passed the Environmental Protection Agency's standards which kept the city out of the penalty phase. / By John Zsiray

USU conference to address growing water needs in Utah
Utah State University's Sustainable Landscapes, a student organization, hosts its fifth annual conference, "Desert Water: Shaping Our Future," at the Eccles Conference Center on the Logan campus, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6.

A sheriff's deputy gives a tour of the new jail. Holding cells can be seen behind him. / Photo by Thad Stott

Public packs the new jail to see what it got for its money
The primary responsibility of the sheriff's office is to maintain a jail facility. At least, that's what Deputy Bryan Hawkins says. And, Cache County has definitely lived up to its "primary responsibility" with the completion of its new correctional facility, which will begin housing inmates Monday and Tuesday. / By Emilie Holmes

Hard News Cafe named top online publication in region
The Hard News Cafe was named best online independent student publication/Web site and two HNC reporters won three individual awards in the Region 9 Mark of Excellence competition sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists.

Nibley says no to Andersons' subdivision request at Meadow Acres
NIBLEY -- Residents of Meadow Acres banded together to ask the City Council to maintain the integrity of their ranchette style subdivision near 3500 S. 250 West. / By Denise Albiston

Millville council mulls launching Neighborhood Watch by summer
MILLVILLE -- The signs are familiar: black, white and orange, with the figure of a hooded man crossed out in the center. And according to Katie Evans of the Neighborhood Watch program, they may be all it takes to discourage criminals looking for an easy target. / By Lynze Wardle

LTD bus crashes into power pole
LOGAN -- An LTD bus hit a power pole Friday morning, knocking out power in two homes, but no one was hurt and the only damage was to the bus and the pole. / By Kimberley Ralphs and Hard News Cafe staff

Essig 'stoked' as final ASUSU results name him president
RICHMOND -- The city'"Wow, what a day!" said Les Essig, the newly announced 2004-2005 ASUSU president, as he took the stage at the closing of the election ceremony in the International Lounge at 5:30 p.m. Friday. / By Jessica May

Richmond moves closer to library renovation
RICHMOND -- The city's Carnegie Library is looking to get an early birthday present this year, in the sum of a $10,000 grant to go toward much needed renovations. The library, which is starting to show its age, will celebrate its 90th birthday in October. / By Seth Quillen

Hyde Park OKs sports arena, discusses street lighting
HYDE PARK -- The Planning and Zoning Committee at a public hearing voted unanimously to approve a permit for the Ultimate Sports Arena that may provide dances, swap meets and other uses. / By Charlotte Smith

Essig, Cook to face runoff for ASUSU president
Les Essig and Josh Cook were the top vote-getters in the ASUSU presidential primary Wednesday and will face a runoff. We've got the results of the races here, in black and white (and red). / By Jessica May

Walker urges young women to 'get all the education you can'
large group of students gathered Tuesday in the Sun Burst Lounge afternoon to hear Gov. Olene Walker speak. / By Stephanie H. Olsen

River Heights renews kennel permit for Larsens
RIVER HEIGHTS -- The Planning and Zoning Commission approved the continuation of Mike and Aura Dee Larsen's kennel conditional use permit Tuesday night. / By Diana Taylor

Mendon continues water rate discussion, hikes garbage fees
MENDON -- The City Council increased garbage collection fees and discussed raising water rates Thursday. It also heard a report on the progress of the restoration of the old Mendon Depot. / By Kimberly Ralphs

Water bills in Mendon headed for the high jump
MENDON -- Mendon residents will most likely see an increase in their culinary water bills starting this June to help fund improvements in their water system. Mendon City Council members have discussed different water rate structures, but won't make any final decisions until May. / By Kimberly Ralphs

Millville to ask again for UDOT money to extend sidewalk
The City Council unanimously agreed in Thursday's meeting to reapply to the Utah Department of Transportation for money to extend the sidewalk along Center Street from 100 North to 300 North. / By Lynze Wardle

Hyrum considering increase in its impact fees
HYRUM -- Looking to build a new home in Hyrum? Future residents should be aware of the increase of impact fees that may affect the upcoming growth of Hyrum. / By Kelli Dodgen

Dairy farmer raises concerns about plans for Nibley subdivision
NIBLEY– While considering a preliminary request for a subdivision near 3420 S. 250 West, the City Council encountered resistance from a local farmer. / By Denise Albiston

Paradise residents urge council to make 9100 South safer
PARADISE -- Town council members heard Wednesday from residents who were concerned for the safety of motorists and pedestrians who drive eastbound on 9100 South. / By John Zsiray

River Heights Youth Council plans fund raiser with library
The River Heights Youth Council of 17 students met Wednesday night to plan activities for 2004. / By Diana Taylor

John Haught speaks with students after his talk about God and Darwin. / Photo by Thad Stott

Evolution and religion can co-exist, theologian says
Religion and science are not mutually exclusive, and there's room for both even in Charles Darwin's world, a leading theologian told USU students Wednesday. / By Emilie Holmes

On the road again: Proposed long-haul trucking rules bring mixed reactions
Congress is writing regulations that critics say will drive the cost of merchandise up. / By Curtis McInelly


TV will change your child's life, says Richmond librarian -- and not for better
RICHMOND -- What would you do with an extra 30 hours per week? Maybe learn a foreign language, practice an instrument, play a sport or even bake a cake. Well you got it, Linda Bettinger has the answer, and it's as simple as turning off the TV. / By Seth Quillen

Essig says he wanted Rupp on ballot, suggests ideas to improve election next year
Associated Student of USU primary presidential candidate Brigham Rupp wasn't the only one who wished he could take finalist candidate Josh Cook's place after Cook dropped out of the election Thursday. / By Emilie Holmes

Providence school bell rings 700 kids into class every day
PROVIDENCE -- The city is filled each school morning at 8:55 by the ringing of the elementary school's 100-year-old bell that signifies the beginning of a new day of learning. / By Julie Oliver

Getting black and blue (and brown) at the Animal Science Farm
The appointment was for 10 a.m. but there was a steer that needed to be loaded in a trailer so we didn’t start for another half-hour. On a farm, appointments are only suggestions. / By Melissa Dymock

The sights and sounds of Temple Square
A 9-foot tall angel cloaked in gold stands upon the highest spire on a temple that looks as if it should be tucked away in the pages of a child’s fairy tale story.
Instead of being in a far-off land, the temple is nestled into the buildings that stand as sentinels in the middle of Salt Lake City, Utah. / By Rachel R. Keoppel

Roads clear at drive time? Thank the snowplow guy -- and his alarm clock
BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! Rick Edman leaned over to hit the alarm clock on his night stand. 4:30 a.m. Time for work. / By Holly Anderson

They're romantic hoboes, they say, and they like it that way -- at least, when it's warm
SALT LAKE CITY--- Call them romantic hoboes, not bums. They don't look much different from the homeless, with their shaggy beards, long and greasy hair, big hiking backpacks covered with stains and torn jeans with a long history. Clearly, these folks aren't dressed to walk the runway. / By Young Joon Lim

Beet farms, rock quarries, and nine decades of living in Cache Valley
PROVIDENCE – Opal Naylor, 86, recounts her life experiences in Cache Valley from her childhood until today in her home at 649 S. 400 East. Naylor feels many of the pains and sorrows every widow faces, but she wears a smile from ear to ear and laughs with great ease. / By Julie Oliver

North Logan author writes 'clean' romances, maintains playwright company
NORTH LOGAN -- "People say to me that I have far too much energy," said resident and author Sara V. Olds as she talks about being a writer, mother, mentor and muse. / By Doan Nguyen

Salsa dancing's heating up in Logan
I have been dancing for several years. I have tried ballet, modern, jazz and even ballroom. I have gotten a lot of enjoyment out of all these dance forms, but none of them seemed a perfect fit. I became bored with the rigid rules on steps and form and felt that there was little room for individual creativity. / By Erin Anderson

Winter blues got you down? Maybe it's SAD
During the winter months, many people who are normally cheerful and energetic are finding they have lost their zeal for life. If you feel like this you are not alone. More than 10 million Americans suffer from the winter blues, or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), with another 25 million suffering from a mild form of the disorder. / By Curtis Browning

There's an art to dumping, or why breaking up is so hard to do
Ball-and-chain getting too heavy? If you don't feel you want to stay in a relationship, or just know it's never going to work, it's time to do some dirty work and let go. / By Shane Krebs

Learning another language opens our minds to peace and understanding
Since Sept. 11, 2001, the U.S. government has noticed a shortage of foreign language experts. When it issued an urgent appeal for citizens who could speak Arabic and Farsi to help with the intelligence gathering, only a few answered the call. America needs people to know other languages for national security. / By Sarah Mulholland


Cache curlers sweep the ice
Curling. It has many different meanings depending on who you ask, but to the many die-hard fanatics of this lesser-known winter sport, curling is just a good time. / By Loni Stapley

Volunteer ski patrol at Beaver takes safety seriously
They are men and women in jet-black uniforms with gold detailing, but they don't carry guns, fight fires or administer CPR in the back of an ambulance. / By Jamie Karras

Spencer Nelson goes for a layup over Hawai'i's Julian Sensley during the first half of the NIT first-round game Wednesday. / Photo by John Zsiray

Aggies fall hard to Rainbow Warriors in NIT
Maybe the NCAA Selection Committee was right. The Utah State men's basketball team fell to Hawai'i, 85-74, Wednesday in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament. / By Tyler Riggs

Cardell Butler looks for an open pass while being guarded by Joseph Frazier during the first half of the CSN game. Below, Mark Brown gets blocked by Antoine Parker during Friday's 63-62 loss to Cal State Northridge. / Photos by John Zsiray

USU makes early exit from Big West tourney, must await decision on NCAA slot
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The No. 21 Aggies were upended Friday by Cal State Northridge, 63-62, eliminating hopes for an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Aggies had trouble with their short preparation time and Northridge's quickness. / By Tyler Riggs

"For those of you that have waited 40-plus years for the Aggies to join the WAC, I can say that I hope you'll be rewarded for the wait," says Karl Benson. / Photo by John Zsiray

Aggies joining WAC at exciting time, commissioner says
Some day, Western Athletics Conference Commissioner Karl Benson envisions the Utah State Aggies in the NCAA Basketball Final Four, with the fans chanting "WAC, WAC, WAC," showing conference pride. / By Tyler Riggs

Avalanches: 'like a train with no brakes'
They are one of the most deadly forces in nature. The strike with no warning and they are very difficult to predict. But, with the snow-covered mountain peaks glistening in the sun, winter enthusiasts of all types will continue to venture into the back country. / By Jay Evans

USU recruits athletes from around the world
In the 2003-04 academic year Utah State University has eight international athletes. / By Tyler Nicholes


Chaos with no control at 30 mph -- that's snow kayaking
You hang on for dear life while you're shooting down the slope at about 30 miles per hour in a vehicle not designed for this. / By Matthias Petry

HELLO, SPRING: The tulips are in bloom around the valley. The weather is warming up, allowing the spring foliage to brighten the lives of those who are tired of winter. / Photo by John Zsiray

Snowshoeing is a real nature trip -- but not a walk in the park
If the thought of traveling down a snow-smothered mountain at hurdling speeds on skis, a snowboard or sled sounds all too ineffective in providing a safe, relaxing way to enjoy the winter wonderland, strap on some snowshoes and take a hike. / By Danielle London

USU hunter loves mountains and meat
The raw smell of liver and guts waft over the ridge as Tina Stringham, her sister Lisa, and her father Gary slice through the thick hide of a 5 point buck. The smell is reminiscent of a dead skunk lying belly up on the freeway entrance. The Stringhams are well aware of the care they need to take as they gut the deer Gary just shot and prepare it for a trip to the butcher down in Bridgerland. / By Irene Hannagan

Get a grip on your budget -- learn to spend smart and live better
Living on a small budget in college can be difficult and sometimes frustrating. Whether it's financial aid, a part-time job, or an allowance from mom and dad, it is challenging to do what we want on a next-to-nothing budget. / By Morgan Timoney

To cell or not to cell? That's the phone question
One of the biggest questions that consumers have to ask themselves when purchasing a phone is whether the advantages of a phone outweigh the disadvantages. / By Rachel R. Keoppel


A 'Passion' for responsible film criticism
Some reviews for Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ have been irresponsible and hardly helpful for readers, an embarrassment to a journalistic tradition of critics as arbiters of art and culture. / By Les Roka


'Heavy cocktail' of various Indian arts enchants USU audience
Like a gateway into another time, Tuesday's Utsav -- "festival" in Hindi -- transported audience members on an educational and entertaining journey into the heart of traditional India, through its ancient art forms including music, dance and yoga. / By Jack Saunders

Jake Callister and Nate Davis rehearse with Lokal Grown. / Photo by Jessica May

Energy infectious when Lokal Grown gets together
When five twentysomething, musically gifted individuals climb into one room, it seems different ideas and opinions might crash into one another, creating a sort of artistic battle. Actually, if the band is Lokal Grown, the opposite is true. / By Jessica May

Hyrum's dance hall: 89 and still bouncing
HYRUM -- The dance floor fills as the Silver Players, Wellsville and Hyde Park orchestras fill the room with upbeat tempos. The floor begins to bounce as dancers enjoy another fun-filled night at Hyrum's own Elite Hall. / By Kelli Dodgen

Hasen Pfeffer, left, gets into the music while Rachael Gianni, on trumpet, and Phil Leffler lend support. / Photo by Jack Saunders

Energetic Hasenpfeffer & Bomdiggity need space for their funk and room for another voice
Known for their energetic, improvisational style and eccentric idiosyncrasies, H&B's groovy funk blended bass-driven, trumpet-blaring jam sessions with ear-friendly sing-along classics, such as Johnny Cash's Ring of Fire. / By Jack Saunder

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