May 2001


Does Logan have a porn problem?
05/17/01 "I think it's a problem anywhere, as well in Logan," says Logan Mayor Doug Thompson. "From what I gather, almost all cases of sexual abuse, particularly with younger kids, involve pornography." / By Brett O. Parson

Proposed Honeyville Dam would flood Indian burial sites and excellent farmland
05/07/01 Because of a law passed by the Utah State Legislature in 1991, a dam will likely go up near Honeyville. A presentation and a tour of the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge sponsored by the Utah Rivers Council a week ago educated the public on the effects that dam may cause. / By Reuben Wadsworth

Marker to tell of 1841 trek to California
05/07/01 The first overland emigrant party to travel to California passed through Cache Valley in 1841 and soon a historical marker will be erected in commemoration of its journey through the present-day town of Amalga. / By Reuben Wadsworth


Care and discipline help USU student teachers survive their classroom ordeals
05/21/01 "Your whole life is pretty much devoted to the three or four classes you teach. I'm in bed every night at 10 p.m., just passed-out, exhausted. It's more work than when I had a 19-credit semester. But it's more fun," says Katie Butler of USU. / By Will Bettmann

Straw-bale 'Greenehouse' at LHS called a model of things to come
05/21/01 In a remote corner of Logan High School, behind a utility shed, a half-dozen students dip their hands into a wheelbarrow full of mud and then mold the ooze onto what looks like some kind of foundation. This is environmental science teacher Jack Greene's pet project. / By Will Bettmann

Millville dog lover, others saving hundreds of pets from death
05/17/01 "If local animal control picks up a animal they will put it to sleep with in two or three days if it's not claimed. This doesn't give an owner on vacation enough time to save their pet, let alone give someone time to adopt it," says Lisa Shaw of Millville, who works to keep pets alive. / By Bryce Davidson

Student's fungus study may help explain revegetation after wildfires
05/15/01 Andrea Linton hopes spring will last a long time. It is her favorite season. Not because of the blooming flowers or the chirping birds but because the mushrooms are back. "My friends make fun of me," Linton said. But she is OK with her love of fungus. "There is something magical about mushrooms," Linton said. / By Lindsay A. Robbins

USU undergrad studying invasion of African zooplankton into Willard Bay
05/10/01 It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Olivia Lester is an extraordinary student. If one was needed, however, her father is just down the highway in Brigham City. "I kind of knew when I was young I was into biology," says Olivia Lester. / By Will Bettmann

Millville man's love of horses lives on in his family
05/09/01 An accident paralyzed Don Jessop at age 27, but nothing could stop him from training his children in the ways of horsemanship. / By Sharalyn Hartwell

Aggie traditions include some more than a century old
05/07/01 Some of these traditions include True Aggie Night, Week of Welcome, Hello Walk, Ag Week, Homecoming, ROTC History, the Fight Song, the Scotsman, and Robins Awards. / By Chelsie Crane

Opera company has eye on historic building in River Heights
05/07/01 At the corner of 500 East and 500 South in River Heights stands a building with a full past and an uncertain future. The Utah Festival Opera Company plans to use the building as an archive for musical collections, as a cultural center and a store house for costumes and scenery. But first, the River Heights City Council has some questions. / By Matthew Flitton

More clamor than glamour for Cache's only female mayor
05/07/01 WELLSVILLE -- Mayor Ruth Maughan, the only female mayor in Cache County, said she has never experienced discrimination on the job because of her gender. Maughan, who is in her third four-year term, said she goes to "a lot of meetings." / By Will Bettmann

Dolphins remarkably sensitive and smart
05/07/01 Dolphins don't do well with discipline or punishment. They are very sensitive creatures, and love attention, rewards and affection. / By Tammy Barben



Opinion: WNBA is good, and it can only get better
Although only 4 years old, the WNBA has overcome criticism, another women's professional league, marketing setbacks, and most of all the American public. And without mistake, it has taken the attitude the women aren't good athletes and slam-dunked it into trashcans all over the world. / By Brandon Boone

USU catcher Rich Hansen hits a single during Utah State's loss to Boise State on April 21 in Smithfield. The baseball club might have a better shot at winning the sanction of the NCAA if Title IX didn't exist. / Photo by Casey Hobson

Opinion: Life isn't fair, so why should sports be that way?
Title IX says colleges must have an equal women's sport, regardless of whether the demand is there. It promotes fairness over sound economics. / By Casey Hobson


Last word on China: Hope
05/27/01 These five months have allowed me to gain an insight into what life is truly like for the average citizen of one of the world's last surviving communist bastions and its most populous country. Life in China is not very different from life in other countries in the developing world. / By Leon D'souza

From a basketball game to graduation, one heck of a ride
05/09/01 As a high school senior in 1995, I had my selection narrowed down to either BYU (gulp) or Utah State. It just so happened that those teams were playing that evening in the Spectrum, so I officially announced that I would attend the winner of that night's game. The game was not even close. / By Scott Garrard

YANGSHUO, home to what many travelers have christened the "Dr. Seuss" mountains for their peculiar shape, like the peaks in many Dr. Seuss books, is a small town set amid limestone pillars about 1 1/2 hours from the scenic city of Guilin in Guangxi Province, Southwest China. The Lonely Planet Guide eulogizes Yangshuo as a legendary backpacking destination. It is a quaint little place with breathtaking scenery growing rapidly on the back of its popularity. Due to increasing Western influence, Yangshuo is slowly losing some of its Chinese character. Western-style cafes abound, and Hollywood movies and Bob Marley entertain weary travelers taking a break from it all while sipping freshly brewed coffee. Bikes can be hired for as little as 5 Reminbi Yuan per day. Trails lead through lush green fields and queerly shaped hills. For the latest column of wandering Aggie Leon D'souza, click the link below. / Photo by Leon D'Souza

Is India falling through the net?
05/07/01 It has taken me around three months in China to realize that Indian technocrats and policy makers are way behind in their efforts to bridge India's widening digital divide. / By Leon D'souza


Negligent pet owners spread trouble with unwanted cats, dogs
Pet overpopulation is something every community is concerned about, but especially rural communities where a pet may be more able to escape and roam around, in search of a mate. / By Carrie Cowley

Napster and its children proving to be tough, flexible beasts
The biggest musical interface to hit college campuses has taken a new twist. Napster, once the only easy way to download MP3 music files with a searchable index and ways to "hotlist" specific users, has started an interesting trend. / By Stephanie Bull

You've graduated . . . so, now what?
An important aspect to keep in mind while looking for work is the adage, "It's not what you know, but who you know that counts." According to information obtained by USU Career Services, four out of every five jobs are never advertised. / By Andrea Frisby

Rural life under pressure in Amalga
AMALGA -- If things keep up like they are, this town's rural feel may be a thing of the past in about 20 years. "Itıs inevitable," said Scott Jensen, chairman of the Amalga Board of Adjustments. / By Reuben Wadsworth


Musical group Colors keeping fans happy with new hues and tones
Over the past seven years Colors has created four albums. Outside the Lines is their most recent. Since it was released in November, it has sold 14,000 copies. Not bad for three young men from Kaysville. / By Jane Cardall

Science and art of piano tax the brain (and fingers), says award-winning USU pianist
"The piano taxes all your fingers, makes your brain work a million miles an hour. It's a science, it's an art, it's history, and it can be a full symphony. There are reasons why pianists and violinists stand out among other musicians," says Deborah Reed. / By Jayme Gordy

For a good cause: The Moment, featuring special band members from the Hex, performs Friday at the Eagles Lodge in a fund-raiser for Common Ground, a non-profit organization that plans outdoor adventures for people with disabilities. All money raised will be used to buy a bus for future trips, according to Kyle Stephens, coordinator of the event. Common Ground organizes three to four trips per year and will have two rafting/camping trips this summer. / Photo by Jennifer Pinnock

Lu'au movements: A performer dances at the sixth annual Polynesian Student Union Lu'au Friday in the Taggart Student Center. The evening of music and food featured performances in the styles of Hawai'i, New Zealand, Tonga, Samoa, Fiji and Tahiti. / Photo by Debbie Lamb

Archived Months:

September 1998
October 1998

January 1999
February 1999
March 1999
April 1999
September 1999
October 1999
November 1999
December 1999

January 2000
February 2000
March 2000
April 2000
May 2000
June 2000
July 2000
August 2000
September 2000
October 2000
November 2000
December 2000

January 2001
February 2001
March 2001
April 2001
May 2001