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Today's word on journalism

Friday, May 12, 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

Police find no meth lab or devil worshippers at apartment

By Di Lewis

April 13, 2006 | SMITHFIELD -- Marijuana-smoking devil worshippers running a methamphetamine lab turned out to be a false alarm for police Tuesday, said Lt. Curtis Wood.

Wood reported to Greenbriar Apartments, an assisted living community located at 210 S. 300 East, after an elderly male called police at 3:17 p.m. to report that devil worshippers were smoking marijuana outside his apartment. The caller also said the devil worshippers had a meth lab in his apartment.

Wood said he found no signs of drug use. The caller is schizophrenic and police have been called to his apartment several times, Wood said.

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