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Friday, March 10, 2006

Help Wanted: U.S. Defense Department Seeks Better PR Officers

"Our enemies have skillfully adapted to fighting wars in today's media age, but . . . our country has not adapted. For the most part, the U.S. government still functions as a 'five and dime' store in an eBay world."

--U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, on why al Qaeda is winning hearts and minds, in speech to U.S. Council on Foreign Relation (Thanks to alert WORDster Mark Larson) WORD Note: The WORD will take the next week off for Spring Break, sleeping in and seeking wisdom. Return: 3/20/06

Millville discusses street upgrades, RAPZ tax

By Shauna Smith

February 6, 2006 | MILLVILLE -- The Planning Commission is discussing construction to upgrade 550 North in Millville. The commission has sent its request to UDOC (Unscheduled Discrete Organic Chemicals) and it is being processed. The commission has also given the plans to widen the road to Cpak Technology Solutions who is taking them into consideration.

"[The construction] may bring the road to a square rather than a taper," said Gary Larsen, Millville Maintenance Superintendent.

Construction is still in design.

In other news, the City Council discussed the application of the RAPZ (Recreation, Arts, Parks, and Zoos) tax grant, for which they are required to submit by March 3.

The council is trying to acquire the right of way to land starting at the mouth of Blacksmith Fork Canyon and reaching Providence and Millville. The RAPZ tax grant will be used for either an asphalt or dirt river trail.

The city's construction and design standards were briefly addressed.

"In my opinion, there are a few rules in there that don't fit Millville. They're more of a Salt Lake City-type situation," said Superintendent Larsen.

The council set a meeting for Wednesday, Feb. 22 to discuss these issues.

The council discussed the age requirements for Miss Millville. In the past, the pageant has been open only to high school seniors and the council may change it to juniors only. This year it would be open to both ages to give this year's seniors a chance to participate, and next year it would be open only to juniors.

In other business, Cory Law was sworn in by the city recorder as a new planning commissioner. He will serve a 2 1/2-year term.

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