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Today's word on journalism

Tuesday, April 4, 2006

On journalists during wartime (for Veterans Day):

"[I]n the news media that covered the war both overseas and domestically, journalists also were willing to cooperate and do their
part. The public did not see journalists (and journalists did not see themselves) as being against the team. Journalists were part of the team. Some, such as roving correspondent Ernie Pyle, repeatedly visited combat zones even though they did not have to do so, and they paid with their lives."

--Michael S. Sweeney, press historian, 2001 (from "Secrets of Victory," about censorship during WWII)





Newton woman's book hits Deseret Book's bestseller list
Finishing a book that reached No. 2 on Deseret Book's list of bestsellers was a dream come true for a local nutritionist. / By Manette Newbold

ESPN's college football encyclopedia might settle all bets
Encyclopedias aren't usually written by journalists but the ESPN College Football Encyclopedia was, which is a big reason why it keeps things interesting mingling stats with facts and opinions with anecdotes. / By Kevin Nielsen


Local Muslims mark Ramadan with prayer and fasting
Fasting the month of Ramadan is much more than just not eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset. During Ramadan "Muslims try to be like angels walking on the earth," said Davut Tunce, a Ph D. student from Turkey. / By Sarah Ali

Are you ready to be scared this Halloween?
The Halloween season is in full bloom, screams are rising from corn fields, skeletons are dancing on lawns and the witches are dangling from trees. / By Shauna Leavitt

Oh, no! It's another Utah wedding reception
Since I graduated high school, wedding invitations have become more rampant then junk mail. / By Lauren Murakami

The great cell phone debate: Love 'em or leave 'em alone?
Conflicting views, by Tatiana Southam and Molly Hillyard

Survival tips for first-year Aggies: Here comes winter!
Winter is when USU, the college on the hill, becomes not a just pretty backdrop, but a treacherous daily trek. / By Lauren Murakami

Harrison Museum presents 'Sight & Sound: a Visual Metaphor'
The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, located on the campus of Utah State University in Logan, unveils a selection of paintings and sculptures from the museum's permanent collection in a new exhibition, "Sight and Sound: A Visual Metaphor."


Bowling shoes go haute couture? Well, trendy at least
Bowling shoes have become a fashion trend among young adults. / By Lydia Erickson

Summer jobs in Alaska are easy to find -- and unforgettable
Why is it that so many inspirational talks somehow incorporate the idea of regularly doing something that scares you or spending more time outside your comfort zone? / By Brianna Mortensen

'That one time I didn't wear my seatbelt, I paid for it'
Andy Jackson can't remember a year and a half of his life. Yet, because of the countless times it's been retold to him, he knows every minute detail of the day that altered everything. / By Megan M. Roe

USU Engineering makes big changes in hopes of improving retention
Even with all of the recognition USU has received regarding the quality and success of its 93-year-old college, about 50 percent of all engineering students drop out of the program after their first couple of years. / By Lindsay Kite

Koreans bring their culture -- and their kimchi -- to Cache Valley

? Many Americans today don't know what kimchi is. Some may recognize that it is actually a word, while others, upon hearing the word kimchi in conversation, might respond with, "bless you." / By Brock Anderson

It's 'Quacker Time' at the North Logan library
She quacks, she sings, and then children scream in delight. They want to touch the silly duck, but it evades them and they're out-of-luck. / By Natalie Andrews

My quest: Finding the best turkey sub
If you have freshly baked bread layered with slices of freshly cut meat, tomatoes, olives, pickles and shredded lettuce on your mind, you're probably craving a submarine sandwich. / By Reba Stringham

Long-distance relationships, for better or worse?
We've all heard the phrase absence makes the heart grow fonder, but is that really the case? / By Whitney Ryser

Obsession with thinness results in anorexia, bulimia
"All I wanted was to be thin. I'd look in the mirror and see this huge, clumsy and disgusting person, and it made me sick so I decided to stop eating." / By Hillary Cook

Comedy's central to North Logan's annual pumpkin walk
Garfield the Cat and the cast of Seinfield are visiting North Logan this weekend. The stars of Napoleon Dynamite and Madagascar are at the party at Elk Ridge Park for the annual pumpkin walk. / By Natalie Andrews

Papa John's wins the roommates' review of take-out pizza
For college students, pizza could be a basic food group. / By Mikaylie Kartchner

When the winter wind howls, a body needs great cocoa
Living in Logan during the winter requires four things: A winter coat the size of a small tent, two pairs of Ugg boots (one in black, one in brown) and a large mug of hot chocolate. With multiple varieties of cocoa in various packaging with various pricing how do you know which one is the best? / By Emma Tippetts

Rating Logan's top chocolate desserts
There is one thing that can make off with a girl's heart faster than any man -- chocolate. / By Megan Roe

Best thrills and chills? Our reviewer checks out the corn mazes
As Halloween approaches it's time to find that awesome costume, buy the trick-or-treat candy and attempt the perfect corn maze. Having covered the first two items efficiently, I am now attempting Cache Valley's three corn mazes to find the scariest, the best deal for my dollar, and the most family-oriented mazes. / By Angel Larsen

I'm taste-testing supermarket ice cream -- hard work, but someone's got to do it
To begin, I went to Wal-Mart and purchased five half-gallon cartons of cookies-and-cream ice cream in different brands. / By Brock Anderson

Looking for say and fun Halloween hauntings? Start with this list
Cache Valley offers several Halloween activities this year including haunted forests, 10-foot-tall corn mazes, dances, pumpkin walks and more. / By Justin Jenkins

One die-hard ice cream lover's opinion on the best in the valley
Cache Valley has some of the best ice cream parlors, ranging from the Aggie Ice Cream Store to Cold Stone, and from Charlie's to Iceberg. For those of us die-hard ice cream lovers, where can we go for the best ice cream in Cache Valley? / By Tatiana Southam

Editorial: Declawing your cat is a cruel amputation
Declawing a cat is a procedure performed by veterinarians every day. Most don't realize that declawing is considered an American practice and is illegal in several countries, including Japan, Australia, England and most of continental Europe. / By Liz Livingston

Vosco Call revives his 'Headless Horseman' at Morgan Theatre
The mind plays its most terrifying tricks in the placid moments. Whether walking alone in a dark grove or lying awake in your bed at night, there's something about serenity and isolation that causes the brain to contemplate ghosts, goblins and the supernatural unknown. / By Brad Plothow

Newton's library beats at town's heart
At the center of town, the library stands as a place for the community to come together. A once-upon-a-time elementary school, Newton's public library opened in May 1998 and now has year-round activities for families and children. / By Manette Newbold

Pets get a blessing at St. John's
"Sable" is the first tuft of fur to greet visitors at the door. A wagging ball of activity, the Australian shepherd gives approval with her slobbery tongue, a small hop, a 10-second sit and a tummy rub request. / By Jeremy Gordon

Where was the 'Dancing' at Lughnasa?
After battling the herd of creative arts students blocking the doors of the Morgan Theatre, I found my seat and sat in anticipation for the performance of Dancing at Lughnasa. / By Sarah Ali

Movies & TV

'Gilmore Girls' succeeds because of intelligent wit and heart rare for TV series
Bad habits, addictions and cult: Three words that don't typically connote warm, sweet and charming. But WB's Gilmore Girls is just that. With an almost cult following, keeping up with the Gilmore women (and the men they date) has become more than my weeknight entertainment, it's become an addiction. / By Brooke Nelson

Two-dollar movies not ancient history at Lewiston's theater
Lewiston might not have a huge theater complex with eight different screens and movies ranging from the latest Disney animation to action packed thriller's starring Jodie Foster. / By Sarah Ali


Looking for Logan's live music scene? Check these out
Finding a good rock concert in Logan is a lot like searching for constellations in the midnight sky: you know they're out there but you're probably not going to have much luck unless you have a good reference or someone to show you where they are. / By Jon Perry

Scratchin' and cuttin' with Jeremy, The Disease and all the rest

Popping and locking were supposed to be the major forms of dancing at Friday night's Locktober event; however, street-dancing took the stage. / By Liz Livingston

Editorial: Campus needs musical makeover for indy bands
Fifteen miles south of the Utah State University Campus at Scooters, an old stinky schoolhouse next to a dairy farm, popular local, state, and touring bands are playing shows for medium-sized crowds. / By Jon Perry

Wild Art

You don't scare me! A photo essay on the Chi Omega Halloween Carnival's smallest participants, by Connor Cottle

Look up, and you might see beauty: A photo essay by Robert McDaniel


Biz Features

Are iPods taking over the world?
For the current college going generation nothing says 'I'm in style' like those little white earphones. MP3 players have become extremely popular, to the point that many people won't leave home without them. / By Justin Siebenhaar

Paradise is still 'all about apples' for Wiedeman family
Apples may have been the reason Adam and Eve got thrown out of Paradise, but for Rich and Janet Wiedeman, apples are the reason they came. / By Jen Beasley

ABS rep Don Durrant says farewell to the cattle breeding supply business
Words like udder composite, foot and leg composite, and semen are not common words for most people but Don Durrant uses them almost every day. / By Angel Larsen

Carole Warburton's energy puts spirit into clay at Paradise Pottery
Where there's a "wheel," there's "some clay." Or at least that's how the saying might go if you're a potter looking to stay inspired. / By Jen Beasley


Across Bridgerland

First Dam's 'high hazard' rating poses no imminent threat, engineers say
It would take extreme conditions for Logan River's flow to breach the dam, the kind that may only occur every 10,000 years or so. / By Brad Plothow

Deer-vehicle collisions may rise as temperatures fall
The driver ahead of you slows as he winds up the canyon. In your haste, you veer left and try to pass. Only then do you realize why the driver let up on the gas. / By Brad Plothow

Local News

Newton P&Z wants to add 'flag lot' options to zoning code
Residents may have the option of flag lots if they choose to fork out the cost of paved roads, water and fire hydrants, said the Planning and Zoning Commission at their meeting Thursday night. / By Manette Newbold

Logan cancels public forum after candidates boycott
Two mayoral and two City Council candidates in the upcoming Nov. 8 election have chosen to boycott the Logan City-sponsored televised public forum, scheduled for Nov. 3 at 7 p.m., prompting the city to cancel the event. / By Brock Anderson

VOTERS' GUIDE: Millville candidates address communication, attendance
Candidates for mayor and city council spoke to a large crowd for Meet the Candidates Night. Residents were allowed to ask the two mayoral and three council candidates about their point of view on the issues Millville is facing. / By Holly Adams

VOTERS' GUIDE: Candidates answer voters' questions in River Heights
Everyone was talking dollars and cents Wednesday evening at "Meet the Candidates" night, where mayoral and City Council candidates addressed concerns regarding city revenue and answered questions posed by citizens. / By Brock Anderson

River Heights accepts a bit of Providence in boundary adjustment
After nearly two years of debate, River Heights and Providence reached an agreement concerning an area of land bordering the two cities. The City Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that adjusts the boundary between the two cities Tuesday night. / By Brock Anderson

Providence OKs condo development over residents' objections
Councilwoman Stacie Gomm tearfully said the future of Providence was sitting on her shoulders before she voted to allow multi-family condominiums to be built behind the new Macey's grocery store location. / By Emil Dixon

History buffs must pay at least $3 for Smithfield families' accounts
If you're interested in family history, or just want to learn about Smithfield's residents of the past, you're in luck. / By Kathryn Kemp

Lewiston gets recognition from state for Halloween activities
The town of Lewiston has received recognition by the state library representative for its Halloween activities. Councilwoman Cindy Johnson said, "He was blown away by how much we're going to do." / By Sarah Ali

Hyrum OKs three subdivision sketches, one final plat
This city is growing and new subdivisions will soon be popping up with the approval of many of their plans. The City Council approved three sketch plans for subdivisions, one final plat approval and one mini-subdivision approval Thursday. / By Sarah West

VOTERS' GUIDE: Smithfield council candidates compare platforms
The race for mayor and city council in Smithfield is winding up, and the Smithfield Chamber of Commerce decided it was time for the community to hear what the candidates had to say. / By Kathryn Kemp

VOTERS' GUIDE: Providence mayoral candidates differ on whether job is full or part time
The top issue facing voters in the upcoming Nov. 8 election is whether or not they believe a part-time mayor is still sufficient to run the city. / By Emil Dixon

Nibley sends proposed design standards back to public 'drawing board'
Easements around waterways and potential encroachment on private property were the big topics of discussion at a public hearing on commercial design standards at Thursday's City Council meeting. / By Diana Maxfield

River Heights' youth council adds much to community projects
In world full of adults, teenagers often think their opinions and ideas are of little value. River Heights City Youth Council members are trying to change this perception. / By Brock Anderson

Residents of Paradise complain about dusty, unpaved roads
The Town Council spent an hour listening to a laundry list of complaints from residents Heather Jensen and Rosemarie Jorgensen at Wednesday's meeting. / By Jen Beasley

Wellsville looking for another dogcatcher
Stray dog-induced headaches have led the City Council to discuss removing the current animal control provider. / By Angel Larsen

Mendon will require council approval for bills
A questionable charge on the City's bill prompted Council members to vote unanimously to change the method in which they pay their bills. / By Marty Archibald

Millville planning commission appoints vice chair
A new planning commission vice chairperson was appointed at Thursday's meeting in Millville. Commissioner Rex Davidsavor volunteered for the position and the commission approved. / By Holly Adams

Smithfield council puts off decision on distributing personal histories
A family history workshop that was recently held by an LDS stake in Smithfield has the city's historical society concerned about the number of people who might now be interested in getting copies of the personal histories the society has in its collections. / By Kathryn Kemp

Providence finally votes to pay for subdivision's sewer line
After weeks of one-sided discussion, the City Council unanimously agreed to pay about $4,500 to Craig Kendrick for off-site sewer installation in connection with the Sunset Estates Subdivision. / By Emil Dixon

Hyde Park residents say they'll keep protesting gravel pit decision
Hyde Park citizens plan to continue to protest a decision made by county officials, which approved a gravel pit to be built on unincorporated county land near Smithfield. / By Clay Moffitt

Traffic flow might ease if a second Wal-Mart is built
It's possible that traffic on South Main Street will decrease if a Wal-Mart is built on 1200 South Main. / By Liz Livingston

River Heights wrestles with employee policy changes
The air in the city office building was heavy with tension during Tuesday's Council meeting. City employees and council members' opinions clashed throughout a heated discussion regarding a section of the new Policies and Procedures Manual the council is creating. / By Brock Anderson

Millville grants workers' comp to First Responder volunteers
The City Council moved to adopt Workers' Compensation for the Millville members of the Millville-Nibley First Responders to the insurance policy for the amount of $300 per year, if the First Responders will provide a specific list of EMTs and volunteers. / By Holly Adams

Every Newton dog needs a licence, kennels need permits
Local government is spelling out the rules for dog owners in hopes to keep barking, biting and odors to a minimum. / By Manette Newbold

Nibley buys more water, hears UDOT's plans for traffic control
The City Council voted to purchase 22 shares of water for $3,000 per share and discussed possible placement of traffic signals along US 89-91 at Thursday's meeting. / By Diana Maxfield

City to help Hyrum State Park with improvements
Campers and other users of Hyrum State Park will soon have improved facilities to enjoy, with a renovation project in the works. The City Council agreed Thursday to help Lee Gyllenskog, who runs the park, put in sidewalks, curbs and gutters. Where these would be put in, parking would not be allowed. / By Sarah West

Wellsville council deals with complaints about rodeo arena
The City Council discussed citizen complaints involving the rodeo arena with Evan Bankhead, rodeo grounds supervisor, and Troy Lowe, roping event organizer. / By Angel Larsen

North Logan joins interlocal agreement to study 1200 East
The city became the fourth member of an interlocal agreement Thursday to start planning 1200 East. The City Council approved $26,000, paying for a fourth of the road study. / By Natalie Andrews

VOTERS' GUIDE: Millville mayoral race has a touch of deja vu for two candidates
MILLVILLE -- Two mayoral candidates will come head to head again, but this time there won't be a coin toss. / By Holly Adams

VOTERS' GUIDE: For candidates want to be mayor of Hyrum
HYRUM -- Four candidates are seeking the office of Hyrum mayor. / By Sarah West

VOTERS' GUIDE: North Logan fields 9 candidates for mayor, council jobs
NORTH LOGAN -- Residents packed their library's meeting room Thursday to greet candidates for mayor and council. No rock was left unturned as the residents drilled the candidates on issues facing their growing city. / By Natalie Andrews

VOTERS' GUIDE: Six seek council seats in Nibley
NIBLEY -- Six candidates are on the ballot for Tuesday's primary election, which will leave four candidates competing for two seats in the November election. / By Diana Maxfield

National & International News

Some Logan residents worried about impact of another Wal-Mart
Another Wal-Mart would devastate downtown Logan, says Christina McWhinnie, 26, of Logan, manager of the Persian Peacock. / By Jeremy Wilkins

Funding cuts for food stamps not worrying local officials
National anti-hunger groups are scrambling to get the word out before it's too late. They're working frantically to urge people to write their representatives in Washington and tell them not to cut funding to the food stamp program. / By Joey Hislop

Ex-ambassador Wilson forecasts White House indictments soon over outing of CIA agent
POCATELLO, Idaho -- Former U.S. ambassador Joseph Wilson predicted Tuesday that top White House officials will be indicted today or Thursday on counts related to the unmasking of his wife, former covert Central Intelligence Agency operative Valerie Plame, to the news media. / By Brad Plothow

Tell it straight, with an appropriate tone, Garn tells PR students
The best public relations strategy "is to be straightforward and honest," former astronaut and Sen. Jake Garn told USU public relations students Thursday. / By Liz Livingston


Damming the Bear River below Cutler will encourage Utahns to waste more water
H2O. Now that's something that all Utahns can relate to and have come to appreciate. Finally, we're edging our way out of the terrible 6-year drought that made us think twice about washing our cars on the sidewalk or watering our lawns at 2 p.m. on a hot, sunny day. / By Marie MacKay

Hang up your cell phone and drive
I slammed on my brakes and attempted to get over in the shoulder to avoid being hit. The woman didn't even notice what she had done, as she obliviously sped off. / By Sarah West

Nursing homes should be safe havens, not death traps
When the day comes to choose a facility for aging parents to reside in, there are many things to consider. Safety shouldn't be one of them. / By Randah Griffiths

Utahns shockingly ignorant of the toxic waste poised to invade
We want toxic, lethal waste in Utah forever. That's right, we are just asking for 40,000 tons of high level nuclear waste to be dumped in our west desert. / By Gentri Lawrence

The secret sell-out of the United States
The Three Amigos have been purposely keeping the people in the dark while they have been signing regulations for the single state called "North America." They project this trinational merger will be in effect in just five years in 2010. / By Elsa Lee

Fat kids need help from families and society
Obesity in children and adolescents is a serious issue with many health and social consequences that often continue into adulthood. / By Molly Hillyard

Let's do our part for better health -- fight obesity
More than 600,000 Americans die each year due to poor diet and lack of physical activity. / By Angel Larsen

High gas prices got you down? Here's a look at the brighter side
There are numerous complaints about the high prices in gas due to the unfortunate disasters our nation now faces. / By Reba Stringham

My fellow students, could we possibly practice not procrastinating
The scene is all too familiar. A hysterical coed is in the computer lab, frantically trying to print her 15-page evaluation of the pros and cons of stem-cell research. / By Randah Griffiths

Parental regulation might cure appalling lack of public courtesy
When women become mothers, something inside of them immediately convinces them that their children are the exception to the rules. / By Emma Tippetts

Cell-phone users, hang up and drive
Cell-phone drivers have argued that there is no difference between talking on the phone and talking to a passenger. Ha. / By Sarah Hill

Logan thrift store needs better donations
We could almost imagine a beam of light descending from above, as we caught a glimpse of what lay on the shelf marked "As Is." / By Elsa Lee

Green- and red-burn days model a solution for Logan's winter parking problems
Orange envelope on windshield. Is it a birthday card, or a thank you note from a friend? / By Brock Anderson

Gulf Coast disaster reminds us to prepare for emergencies
The storm hit unexpectedly, and 70-year-old George awoke with a start as the wind pounded outside. Power and water services were immediately lost and remained off for days. / By Gentri Lawrence

Who's to blame matters less than who's going to help
The best-laid plans of mice and government officials often go awry. At least that's what 56 percent of Americans thought when asked who is to blame for the turmoil in New Orleans. / By Megan M. Roe

Answers to van crash questions may never come
People are crying out for answers, but nobody seems to be finding any. In the wake of enormous tragedy -- nine lives lost simultaneously -- the search to find someone or something to blame, and a reason, any reason, is natural. But even when answers are available, we almost wish we didn't know. / By Brooke Nelson


Lack of team play hurts Aggie hockey team in 4-1 loss to Metro State
The Utah States Aggies hockey team lost to the Metro State Roadrunners Saturday night at the Eccles ice center and fall to 5-1-8. "Most years, I would have said we should have beaten that team hands down," Aggies coach Jerry Crossley said. / By Jerome le Carrou

The onset of Aggie Hoop Fever: Action shots of the Blue-White Scrimmage, by Robert McDaniel

It isn't whether you win or lose, it's that you choose to try
Sports were never my thing. I was always what the coaches called "mediocre" or in other words, not good enough to be on the team but good enough to get a pat on the back. / By Marie MacKay

Hyrum's state park offers winter sports fun
When summer boaters are no longer on Hyrum Reservoir and the snow starts flying, Hyrum State Park is still open and running. / By Sarah West

Spencer Nelson lands with German team after Jazz cut him
Spencer Nelson was waived by the Utah Jazz, but he will still play professional basketball -- just not in the United States. / By Brad Plothow

Aggies snap four-game losing streak, beat Montana State, 5-2, on the ice
The Utah State Aggies hockey team beat the Montana State Hellcats Thursday night at the Eccles Ice Center and improved to 5-1-7. / By Jerome le Carrou

Scrimmage will give fans first glimpse of 2005-06 Aggie men's basketball team
Aggie fans old and young will have the opportunity Friday night to meet this season's men's basketball team. / By Sarah Ali


Aggies' Kevin Robinson is working on another big season
Utah State's standout wide receiver Kevin Robinson may have had the best year in 2004 of any Utah State freshman in history, but you wouldn't know it by talking to him. Robinson exhibits a quiet confidence in his step but knows what it takes to be successful on and off the field. / By Jon Menousek

BYU vs. USU: let the rivalry resume
Lately, local sports media have been debating whether the Brigham Young University football team should play Utah State University. / By Craig Hirschi

Regular Aggies follow their hoop dreams, enter open tryout for the men's varsity
position on the men's basketball team of any college is a highly sought after opportunity, but only given to the best. / By Sarah Ali, with photos by Robert McDaniel

Nelson survives first cut as Jazz pare roster
Former Aggie Spencer Nelson survived the first roster cut by the Utah Jazz Sunday. Nelson said he breathed a sigh of relief when he discovered he was still on the team after the roster was pared Sunday. / By Brad Plothow

Former Aggie Spencer Nelson vying for spot on Jazz roster, adjusting to demands of NBA
When Spencer Nelson walked onto the court at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto Wednesday, the former Utah State University forward fulfilled a life-long ambition. / By Brad Plothow

Aggies tie Eastern Washington with scoreless overtime
The Utah State Aggies hockey team tied against the Eastern Washington University Eagles Saturday night at the Eccles Ice Center. / By Jerome le Carrou

Marathon man Art Heers has been running for decades
Art Heers, 61, has been running marathons since 1980. His love of running started when he was on the cross-country team in high school. After high school Heers didn't do much competitive running until his mid-30s when we started doing 5K fun runs. Heers worked his way up to 10K runs and eventually marathons. / By Marty Archibald



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