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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

Two arrested in Logan, suspected of marijuana possession

By Diana Hurren

April 30, 2006 | Gordon Jay Lewis, 29, and Karin Barrientez, 34, were arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone Thursday morning. The home where both were arrested is at 519 N. 400 East in Logan, across the street from Adams Elementary School, which means the pot was used in a drug-free zone, making the offense a class-A misdemeanor.

Sgt. Simonson of the Logan Police Department and his partner, officer Jacob Boehme, were visiting the house to talk to Barrientez about a traffic warrant, but could tell there was drug activity going on inside.

"You could smell marijuana had been smoked in the room," said Simonson.

Simonson said both participants admitted to using the drugs immediately after they were asked and offered up the little portion of marijuana that was remaining without a fight.

Barrientez and Lewis both posted bail Thursday and have been released from jail.


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