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Today's word on journalism

Friday, May 12, 2006


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

Hyrum man will do jail time for assault

By Taylor Scott

April 18, 2006| Richard Evans, 25, a resident of Hyrum, was sentenced Monday by 1st District Court Judge Gordon Low for aggravated assault.  The sentence includes 50 days in county jail and a $12,000 fine.  Evans will incur the costs for the time spent in the jail and he will also pay a surcharge on the $12,000. 

Evans and three others were involved in an altercation that concluded in one man's fractured jaw.  The incident occurred after a sports game were all four people had been drinking.  Two people had broken out in a fight and Evans had apparently tried to break up the altercation and resulted in only making things worse.

Evans acknowledged his fault and apologized to the courts. His sentence will commence no later than May 1.



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