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Today's word on journalism

Monday, May 15, 2006

THE FINAL WORD

PETERSBORO, Utah -- Gloom like a Bulwer-Lyttonesque pall hung heavily over the Cache Valley as word came that the WORD had gone.

"As he stared at her ample bosom, he daydreamed of the dual Stromberg carburetors in his vintage Triumph Spitfire. . . ." No, wait. . . . That's actual Bulwer-Lyttonism. Scratch it.

We conclude, with joy and trumpets and a tankard or two, the 10th season of TODAY'S WORD ON JOURNALISM. What began in 1995 as a professor's strategy to get his students to read email (guess that worked!) now has spread, birdflu-like, far beyond that unwilling audience to self-flagellating WORD volunteers on five-and-a-half continents. But the willing and unwilling alike--the halt and addled and addicted and deluded--will have to get a life and smell the roses, for a while anyway.

Today marks the end of the WORD for this academic season. Even ere the rosy dawn that didth bust o'er this glade, this vale, this happy home. . . . ooops. Avert already, Sir Bulwer, you mangy cur!!!!

See you in the fall. . . TP

Meet the ambassador of wolves

UP, MAGGIE: Kent Weber works with his wolf ambassador Monday. / Photo by Camille Blake

By Camille Blake

April 12, 2006 | Maggie the wolf stopped and sniffed. Mostly, she was timid in meeting USU students Monday night at the Smith Spectrum.

Kent Weber, director for Mission: Wolf, brought Maggie as a wolf ambassador. Weber takes her to schools, universitites and community events.

Maggie's been with the mission since Sept. 7, 2002.

At the Spectrum, Weber demonstrated how tall Maggie is. Putting everyone at her eye level made her more comfortable. She also walked in a demonstration of how her back feet landed in exactly the same spot as her front feet.

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