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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

Bomb squad disposes of old blasting caps

By Molly Farmer

April 24, 2006 | Explosive materials found in a Garden City home were destroyed by the Cache Valley Bomb Squad Tuesday.

Rich County Deputy Dave Schirado said a citizen assist call was made Monday by a resident who had blasting caps in their basement and wanted them removed.

Blasting caps are explosive devices used to detonate things like dynamite, said Lt. Matt Bilodeau of the Cache County Sheriff's Office.

Schirado notified the Cache Valley Bomb Squad, which responded to the site Tuesday. The three bomb squad members took the blasting caps to a vacant field, wrapped them in other explosives and destroyed them, Schirado said. The process took about 30 minutes.

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