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Archive for May, 2010

Condor Soaring

Monday, May 24th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

Photo by April Ashland ON THE BANKS OF THE COLORADO RIVER, ARIZONA—I’m pretty sure we’ll never get such a picture to go on Hard News like this one.... I took it (along with 50 million others, jeesh!) on my trip to ...

Guest Column: The view of Miss USA from behind the makeup

Friday, May 21st, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Guest Column: The view of Miss USA from behind the makeup

Did Arizona Immigration Question Cost Miss Oklahoma the Crown? By Renae Cowley Editor’s Note: USU JCOM senior Renae Cowley, former Utah Rodeo Queen, is VP/Business Development for a new Salt Lake City-based political consulting group, Humdinger. Cowley's column is excerpted here with ...

Embracing Change: A newspaper editor’s advice to the Class of 2010

Friday, May 21st, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Embracing Change: A newspaper editor’s advice to the Class of 2010

By John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor San Francisco Chronicle Editor’s Note: John Diaz, editorial page editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, returned to his alma mater last weekend for what has to be a most daunting assignment—to deliver the commencement address to ...

Innocent ID switch leads to bureaucratic bullying

Sunday, May 16th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By April Ashland Heads up: Lending a friend your USU ID card could have you both arrested and charged with a Class A misdemeanor and a police record. I am in a sorority, and some of my sisters and I were ...

Don’t make me laugh, they might sue you

Saturday, May 15th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Don’t make me laugh, they might sue you

By Gene Policinski First Amendment Center What is it about humor that all too often results in situations that decidedly are not a laughing matter? Free speech in comedy attracts controversy as well as belly laughs, and in the case ...

Cache Valley ‘soapers’ enjoy healthy business

Friday, May 7th, 2010 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Cache Valley ‘soapers’ enjoy healthy business

By Jen Stevenson Each morning when you get in the shower, lather the soap and shampoo your hair, do you understand what kinds of chemicals are being put onto your body? Look at the label and try to pronounce all ...

Census count determines federal funding for county services

Friday, May 7th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Census count determines federal funding for county services

By Tyson Thorpe LOGAN--To the Chinese, 2010 is the year of the tiger. To the U.S. government, it's the year of the census. And for many students at Utah State University it's a new experience with mixed reactions. According to ...

State to rewrite Driver Ed curriculum, includes texting

Friday, May 7th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on State to rewrite Driver Ed curriculum, includes texting

Story and photo by Kayla Harding During a state driver education conference in late April, plans to rewrite Utah’s curriculum, including the dangers of unlawful texting and driving were announced. There are currently no questions that deal with texting and driving on ...

Citrus and Sage serves up coffee once more

Thursday, May 6th, 2010 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Citrus and Sage serves up coffee once more

By Cody Littlewood LOGAN--Citrus and Sage, a unique cafe experience, re-opened its doors for business in February. This happened not a moment too soon with spring arriving and coffee houses' busy season coming up. The shaded patio and ritualistic summer crowd ...

Woman sentenced for driving on suspended license

Thursday, May 6th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Woman sentenced for driving on suspended license

By Kate Clark LOGAN--Vicki Johnson was sentenced to 41 hours of community service Wednesday in Logan City Municipal Justice Court for driving on a suspended license. Johnson, who pleaded guilty for the second-time offense, claimed she wasn’t aware of the suspension, ...

Most bus riders say they use CVTD because it’s free

Thursday, May 6th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Most bus riders say they use CVTD because it’s free

By Safiyyah Ballard LOGAN--Carolyn Johnson chose to get rid of her car after her husband developed Alzheimer’s-related dementia. “As the dementia got worse, it seemed easier to just get rid of the car so it wasn’t an issue whenever he ...

Corroon picks GOP woman as running mate

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Corroon picks GOP woman as running mate

By Kate Clark LOGAN--For the first time in Utah’s history, a Republican and a Democrat will be sharing a ticket for Utah governor, due to Peter Corroon’s choice for lieutenant governor, Republican State Representative Sheryl Allen. A small group of about 20 ...

USU business students want more bang for their ‘differential tuition’ bucks

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on USU business students want more bang for their ‘differential tuition’ bucks

By Hillary Bowler LOGAN—At the beginning of fall semester, Tyler Howell had budgeted for just the amount of money he needed for tuition—or so he thought.  When he went to pay for tuition, he noticed the amount was considerably higher than ...

Mendon celebrates 148th annual May Day

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Mendon celebrates 148th annual May Day

Story by Cathy Morgan Photos by Karole Sorensen MENDON--With singing songs of the spring under bright blue skies, Mendon held its annual May Day celebration Saturday and crowned their 148th queen. Since the spring of 1863, Mendon, Utah, has held an annual celebration ...

Cops: Overpaid and underworked? Check the data

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Cops: Overpaid and underworked? Check the data

By Cody Littlewood LOGAN--Officer Lyle Davis has one minute after his short break and already a call comes through his computer that involves a citizen suspected of smoking meth with a small child in the residence. This begins another part of ...

Paradise farmers’ market proud of ‘small-town feel’

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | 2 Comments »

By Paul Lewis Siddoway PARADISE--Linda Thomas was a vendor at last year’s Paradise Market. She said that not only did she love it, but also people apparently loved her and her product. She recycles wool sweaters and turns them into mittens. “I ...

Logan man gets another 6 months added to sentence

Monday, May 3rd, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Logan man gets another 6 months added to sentence

By Safiyyah Ballard LOGAN--Clint Clair Gunnell of Logan was sentenced to six months in Cache County Jail by 1st District Court Judge Clint Judkins Monday, for possession or use of a controlled substance. Gunnell, 28, pleaded guilty to the charge and ...

Eating disorders aren’t ‘all about vanity’

Monday, May 3rd, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Eating disorders aren’t ‘all about vanity’

By Bonnie Phelps LOGAN—Sharon Slack wondered what she was doing to herself as she sat on the cold floor of her bathroom, head hung over the toilet bowl. At 17 years old, Slack didn’t feel she was pretty enough; especially ...

Allred: ‘I did it my way’ not the theme song of heaven

Monday, May 3rd, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Allred: ‘I did it my way’ not the theme song of heaven

By Kayla Harding LOGAN--Richard Allred , a former member of the Quorum of the Seventy for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke at the Utah State University Institute recently about his journey to gaining a testimony and the ...

Falk: Ordinary girls, famous musicians–how they do it all

Monday, May 3rd, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Falk: Ordinary girls, famous musicians–how they do it all

By Paul Lewis Siddoway Recently, I got to interview the sisters Falk, some local girls who just signed with a management company in New York, about their experiences in the music industry. The company they're with isn't their first. They've had ...