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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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Man sentenced to 30 days in jail on drug charges

By Seth Bracken

November 13, 2008 | LOGAN -- A Providence resident, 54, pleaded guilty on Monday to a 3rd degree felony of drug possession and will serve 30 days in the Cache County Jail.

Steve Harvey was arrested on June 6 on suspicion of the use of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a Latter-day Saint church.

Harvey asked 1st District Court Judge Thomas Willmore to allow for him to serve the community in a more effective way than going to jail.

"I'm sure there's something I could do that would serve the community better than sitting in jail," said Harvey.

"There is, that's not getting in trouble in the first place," said Willmore. "A felony is a very serious charge. That's why there will be some jail time."

Harvey also pleaded guilty to a class A misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Harvey is to report to the jail on Nov. 18. He did not have to report immediately to the jail so that he could get paid on Nov. 17, and he will have the opportunity to apply for work release once in the jail.


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