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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

Cornish supports regional council idea

By Katie Smedley

April 20, 2006 | CORNISH -- Craig Petersen of the Cache County Council attended the Town Council meeting April 18 to present a resolution to create Cache County Regional Council and to ask for the support from the town of Cornish.

The theme of the Cache County Regional Council is "Our Valley, Our Solutions," said Petersen. The focus of the council will be to protect resources, improve the environment and unify the entire valley including Franklin County, Idaho.

"The council has two parts; we want to start thinking liking a valley and identify the issues surrounding Cache Valley, and we want to act as valley by taking recommendations and doing something about them.

"The idea is that we all need to work together," Petersen said. "Seventy-one percent of Franklin County works in Utah so we are including them in the plan. And they are eager to be involved."

The proposal is to amend the interlocal agreement. Petersen said they want to change it from being an oversight board to a council.

All cities including Cornish voted to pass the resolution.

Erma Naegle, councilwoman, said, "I think this is great. It will help to protect our resources."


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