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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

Alarm leads to to shoplifting citation at Hastings

By Taylor Scott

April 19, 2006 | An 18-year-old male resident of Providence attempted to steal three DVDs and a CD from Hastings Video and Book in Logan Monday morning, police said.

Sgt. Richard Salvesen said the man tried to exit the building when the alarms posted at the exists sounded and the man was escorted to the security office.  The man stated that he had put a CD in his pocket and had forgotten to pay for it.  However, also found on the man inside his jacket were three DVDs, totaling $29.97.  The man then explained he had truly come to the store to steal the DVDs on a dare from his friends.

The man was cited on suspicion of retail theft, a class B misdemeanor, and will not be allowed back into Hastings Video and Book.


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