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Monday, April 24, 2006

Dueling masters on words:

"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary."

--William Faulkner, writer (1897-1962), on Ernest Hemingway, writer (1899-1961)

"Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?"

--Ernest Hemingway, writer (1899-1961), on William Faulkner, writer (1897-1962)

Jail sentence suspended for alcohol crime

By Brooke Barker

March 10, 2004 | LOGAN -- Judge Clint S. Judkins suspended the jail sentence for a man after hearing his case this week in 1st District Court. In December, John Calvin Hoover, 29, of Paradise, was charged with a class B misdemeanor for the unlawful sale and supply of alcohol to a minor.

"This is a fellow who recognizes that he made a mistake," Brandon Baxter, Hoover's attorney, explained to the court. Baxter also told the court how Hoover had already completed a counseling program to show that he had been working to fix his mistake.

"I just wanted to apologize; I realize I made a stupid choice. I'm really sorry and I promise never to do it again," Hoover told Judkins before being told that his six months of jail time is permanently suspended as long as he pays a $500 fine by April 1.

Hoover has no serious criminal history in Cache Valley. His only previous citation was for fishing without a valid license in 1995.

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