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December 15, 2008

As part of my own personal "war on Christmas" (which a Utah state senator has offered legislation to outlaw), the WORD celebrates the season by going on hiatus until January. May all out days be merry and bright, and here’s to a safe, healthy and saner New Year. HoHoHo!

Empty Minds: "Of all the people expressing their mental vacuity, none has a better excuse for an empty head than the newspaperman: If he pauses to restock his brain, he invites onrushing deadlines to trample him flat. Broadcasting the contents of empty minds is what most of us do most of the time, and nobody more relentlessly than I."

--Russell Baker, Pulitzer-winning columnist

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Utah State's 'Howl' gets through Halloween with only three arrests

By Jake Ipson

November 4, 2008 | LOGAN -- Three arrests were made Friday at the traditional Utah State University Howl. Capt. Steve Milne of the USU Police Department said the three arrests were "way down compared to years past."

Last year there were 13 arrests, he said.

The Howl is a Halloween party thrown every year by USU. Milne said it is the single biggest event of the year for the USU police department. They even brought in eight Logan city police officers to help with the event.

The three suspects that were arrested were all males involved in separate disorderly conduct due to alcohol. One suspect was then just given a citation and released because he was from the Cache Valley area. While the other two suspects were taken in and booked because they were not from the area. All three that were arrested were not students attending USU.

Milne said there should be a lot of "credit to the ASUSU staff (Associated Students of Utah State University) for the drop in numbers of arrests. They were very prepared and we began working with them very early and taught them what to look for and that made our jobs easier."


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